VFW hands out poppies to honor fallen soldiers

Members of VFW Post 4392 Tybee Island distributed poppies Friday outside the Walmart on Whitemarsh Island to honor fallen soldiers.

  Statesboro Police working to solve 1987 murder

  Chatham County Police Department discusses crime trends during bimonthly report

  Chatham County approves staff increase for hurricane evacuations

  GBI says man shot his wife, turned the weapon on himself at Richmond Hill home

  3 escaped inmates captured in Hinesville

  Effingham County Sheriff’s Office mourning loss of deputy

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  Chatham County law enforcement honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice

  Chatham Co. Commission approves more SPLOST funds for industrial park

Multiple people wounded in blast in Lyon, France

Police looking for vehicle in fatal hit-and-run on I-95 near Pooler Pkwy

Jasper County deputies looking for missing elderly man with medical issues

Savannah PD holding annual Police Memorial Ceremony

Safety officials urge caution on Georgia roads over holiday

Georgia public safety officials are reminding drivers to use caution when traveling during the busy Memorial Day weekend

SC DNR recommending ‘float plan’ for all boaters this Memorial Day weekend

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources says they’ll be stepping up patrols on lakes and rivers across the state for the Memorial Day weekend. Officials say that makes this the perfect time for a reminder of the basics when it comes to boating safety.

SC native 1 of 34 making history in West Point’s class of 2019

A post on the academy’s Facebook page on Monday showcases graduating Cadet Gabrielle Young, a native of Hopkins, SC.

Tybee Island mayor not seeking re-election, running for Chatham Co. chairman

The current mayor of Tybee Island has announced he is running for the chair of Chatham County.

Wildfire delaying traffic on I-95 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Eagles rout Little Rock, advance to Sun Belt semis

  Tybee Island mayor delivers State of the City Address

Savannah Police net nine arrests in warrant sweep

New gas tax related projects lead to demand for asphalt workers

SC father accused of killing his five children told therapist, ‘There’s a monster inside of me,’ two years before the killings

  Chatham EMS warning you to be heat smart this Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer, so it’s important to think about fire safety, water safety, travel safety, and sun exposure.

  ‘Heartbeat Bill’ prompts 3 film productions to pull projects out of GA

Two were from the Atlanta area and one was looking to work in Savannah. They say the reason is because of the “Heartbeat Bill” that was recently signed into law.

  Free ice cream social in Savannah to benefit the Salvation Army

The "10,000 Scoop Challenge" is coming to Savannah's Ellis Square.

  Tybee Island leaders already preparing for Fourth of July

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer, and plenty of people will spend it on Tybee Island, but members of Tybee Island’s Public Safety Committee members are already planning for the next summer holiday.

Clark Street in Eastern Liberty Co. closed as officials investigate what appears to be explosives devices

The Coastal News Service says Clark Street in Eastern Liberty County is closed due to what appears to be explosive devices at a home, Thursday night.

  Making sure your vehicle is safe during dangerous heat

Car care experts say your car works harder when it’s hot outside, especially once temperatures get above 85 degrees.

Crash blocks EB 204 just past Veterans Parkway

Three people are in the hospital after a wreck took place on GA-204 just before the Forest River Bridge, Thursday afternoon.

  Beach-goers could soon face hefty fine for going out onto Tybee Island sandbar

It comes in the wake of some very dangerous and deadly situations where swimmers have been caught too far away from shore. Committee members say they are trying to make things safer at beach.

  Examining the truths and myths behind the MMR vaccine

Measles vaccinations have long been a subject of debate in America, so much so that for the first time since the year 2000, there is now an outbreak. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 800 cases across the nation. 6 of those cases are right here in GA.

WATCH LIVE: Defense continues in Day 8 of trial for SC man accused of 2014 murder of 5 children

Witness testimony continues for the defense as the Timothy Jones, Jr., trial enters Day 8 in Lexington County.

Chatham County Police seek man wanted for questioning

Chatham County Police are working to locate a man wanted for questioning as part of an ongoing investigation.

  NOAA predicts a ‘near normal’ 2019 hurricane season for the Atlantic

Near normal means a possibility of 9 to 15 named storms, 4 to 8 of which could become hurricanes.

Flying this summer? You’re not alone as TSA expects to set records

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is expecting a record number of people to travel by air this summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.

2019 Memorial Day events for Coastal Georgia, S.C. Lowcountry

Several events are happening around the area this weekend for the Memorial Day holiday.

Man charged with murder in connection with assault of elderly man in Hampton County

The Hampton County Sheriff’s Office says a 24-year-old man has been charged with strong armed robbery and murder in connection to a larceny and assault that happened on Tuesday.

Hwy 119 on Fort Stewart back open after crash

A crash on Highway 119 on Fort Stewart Thursday morning has been cleared and the road is back open.

Semi fire blocks lanes of southbound I-95 near GA 204 exit

Traffic was severely delayed for several hours Thursday morning. All lanes have since reopened.

AAA: Thursday night the worst time for Memorial Day travelers

The unofficial kickoff to summer is right around corner as we look ahead to Memorial Day weekend.

Second Harvest holding Drive Thru Food Distribution for low-income families

America’s Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia is hosting a Drive Thru Food Distribution for low-income families on Thursday, May 23.

Georgia tag offices set to close for system upgrades

Georgia's tag offices are gearing up for an upgrade with their software system. Because of the new system, the state has to close all tag offices Friday, May 24 – Monday, May 27.

  Loggerhead turtle saved from tangled fishing line

Two Savannah teens got quite the science lesson out of the classroom on Wednesday.

  Jewish Educational Alliance celebrates 107 years

The center celebrated their 107th year of operation on Wednesday.

  Highway 80 causes headaches for Tybee Island

Highway 80 has been a problem to those living on and visiting Tybee Island for some time now.

  EXCLUSIVE: Survey results show major problems with housing on military bases, including Fort Stewart

A new study released Wednesday unveiled what it said are widespread problems with privatized military housing. These families are being forced to deal with ongoing maintenance issues like leaks, mold, and even rats.

  Parents of premature children seeing improvements through Memorial Health’s neonatal unit

Memorial Health is the only hospital in the Coastal Empire area with a level three neonatal intensive care unit.

  Wayne County woman accused of stealing senior class trip money pleads guilty

A Wayne County woman accused of stealing money from high school seniors pleaded guilty on Wednesday.

  Millions expected to travel through Memorial Day weekend

AAA says this Memorial Day travel weekend will be the busiest on the roads since the company started tracking holiday travel, with hundreds of thousands flying out of the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

  Residential project petitioner addressing concerns of Skidaway Island residents

A proposed project would put single family and multi-family housing along with an assisted living and memory care facility on the site off Green Island Road.

  Community Champions: Children’s Center

The Children’s Center on Hilton Head Island takes a community-first approach to childcare, including a sliding-scale tuition that asks parents to pay what they can afford.

  3 sent to hospitals after ‘shootout’ in Hardeeville

Three people are in the hospital after a shooting around 8: 30 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 17 near Church Road at the railroad crossing in Hardeeville, S.C.

  Experts offer heat safety tips as temperatures begin to climb

People who work outside in the sunshine and heat of summer say hats and shades are a must this time of year. With temperatures threatening to reach 100 before we even get out of May, many worry what the summer will hold.

  Fundraiser held for Bulloch Co. Boys and Girls Club

The Mayor of Statesboro and others will take to that diving board later in the evening to raise money and awareness for the Boys and Girls Club of Bulloch County.

  New city hall under construction in Midway

The City of Midway currently shares office space in the Midway Mall, but soon their new staple in the community will be along Highway 84 and Charlie Butler Road.

WATCH LIVE: Prosecution rests, defense to begin in Day 7 of trial for SC man accused of 2014 murder of his 5 children

The trial of a man accused of murdering his five children now enters Day 7 as testimony continues in Lexington County.

Semi fire backs up traffic on I-16 WB in Candler County

Emergency crews are out working a semi fire on Interstate 16 westbound near the 103 mile marker in Candler County.

Savannah Police seek to identify shoplifting suspect

Savannah Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who shoplifted items from Northern Tools on May 9.

  Law enforcement offers boating safety tips for summer

It's easy to make mistakes behind the wheel of a boat, even if you're an experienced captain. That's why local officials are promoting boating safety this week as the summer months and extreme temps approach.

Doctors warn of heat safety as extreme temperatures approach

Doctors say hundreds of Americans die from heat-related illnesses every year. And, with the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry expecting extreme temperatures soon, citizens are encouraged to stay cool.

Firefighters warn of brush fires during hot, dry weather

Albany firefighters are receiving an increase in calls about controlled burns.

Pooler Police Department helps relocate alligator from neighborhood

According to the Facebook post from the department, residents in the Harmony Neighborhood reported seeing the reptile.

  Effingham Co. school children safe after bus fire

Children on board an Effingham County school bus are safe after the bus caught fire on Monday afternoon.

  Savannah Police prepare for violent crimes numbers to raise as summer approaches

Crime, especially violent crimes, heat up in the hostess city as summer approaches. This has created a yearly trend that Savannah Police keep a close eye on.

Richmond Hill Police mourns retired Major’s passing

The Richmond Hill Police Department is yet again mourning the loss of one of its own.

  Pro-choice protests held Tuesday as more states pass abortion bans

States around the country are continuing to push abortion bans, and more protests are planned for Tuesday, including one right here in Savannah.

  Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys for some of the victims.

  How to control fire ants during summer

Warmer weather and bugs go hand in hand. One of those pests, the fire ant, may be small but they can cause big problems.

  Asked and Answered: City of Savannah gives tips on reporting issues with residential recycling

Thousands of you in Savannah choose to recycle, but a lot of you also may be confused on what day the city is supposed to pick up your recycling.

  Coastal Empire and Lowcountry communities prepare for Memorial Day

Hot weather and summer vacation time have many headed on trips this weekend.

  Seminar helps to educate Statesboro business owners on recognizing signs of domestic violence at work

Some bosses in Statesboro got an eye-opening lesson on recognizing and helping those suffering from domestic violence on Tuesday.

  Beach officials urge caution after Portuguese man o’ war discovered on Hilton Head beach

The Shore Beach Service on Hilton Head Island wants beachgoers to watch where they step after a Portuguese man o' war washed up on the beach on Monday.

  Bill to connect rural areas to high-speed internet a “priority”

U.S. Congressman Scott Tipton of Colorado says connecting more rural residents to high-speed broadband internet has been a priority on Capitol Hill.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

The new character is named “Karli,” and is a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents."

Panera Bread franchisee presents check to Liberty Co. Relay for Life

The Liberty County Relay for Life received a big check from one of the largest Panera Bread franchises in the country last Wednesday.

Teacher, state workers get raise in $9B budget passed in SC

Lawmakers have approved South Carolina's $9 billion budget that includes raises for teachers and almost all state employees

Lowcountry hospital recognizes emergency workers during EMS week

One Lowcountry hospital is recognizing the critical and life-saving services their emergency workers provide during National Emergency Medical Services week.

Savannah PD, SWAT respond to situation at E 37th, Live Oak streets

Savannah Police and SWAT responded to a situation at East 37th and Live Oak streets.

Lyft announces new features in an effort to increase passenger and driver safety

Lyft announced Tuesday that it would be adding a suite of new safety features and programs that will soon be available to drivers and passengers through their app.