Garden City Police locate missing teen brothers

Christopher and Trevon Mincey were last seen Friday night around 8 p.m. when they went to the Groves High School football game. They were wearing school uniforms.

  CHAMP helps keep roads clear in Coastal Empire, Lowcountry

  Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

Orangeburg photographer lets others relive civil rights movement through his lens

3 suspects arrested, charged with armed robbery on St. Helena Island

  Groundbreaking ceremony held for Atwood Park

  Progress being made on new Richmond Hill fire station

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  Convicted murderer found guilty of drug trafficking from prison

  Rincon PD looking for woman responsible for ramming car, driving off

  Pooler mayor announces he will not run for re-election

  GBI investigating officer-involved shooting at Glennville pawn shop

19 people qualify for Savannah City Council election

  NASA names Mars rock after the Rolling Stones

Savannah PD identifies man who exposed himself in Sunset Novelties

Savannah Police have identified the suspect as 24-year-old Dakota Smithers.

GDOT: Southbound lanes of I-95 in Liberty County reopen after crash

The Georgia Department of Transportation says all southbound lanes of I-95 near mile 67 have reopened after a crash. This is near where I-95 crosses Highway 17.

Missing 18-year-old CofC student found safe on Sullivan’s Island

Authorities have found an 18-year-old female College of Charleston student who was missing for roughly five hours on Sullivan’s Island Friday morning.

Police: Toddler taken to hospital drunk on schnapps, grandma arrested

Police say the boy was under the age of three, and was incoherent when his mother picked him up from her mother’s Garvin Street home on July 5.

Tropical depression could form in Atlantic over the weekend

August job fair underway for Plant Riverside Project in Savannah

  Residents on Chatham County’s west side against possible landfill

  Residents voice concerns surrounding future of Canal District

SC business owners meet with members of SC Congressional delegation

  Highlands residents leave city meeting upset after discussing future of Benton Blvd.

SC Department of Corrections changes method of hiring in effort to fill vacancies

New data shows the South Carolina Department of Corrections is struggling to fill the correction officer vacancies across the state.

Grand Strand veteran’s Purple Heart taken during eviction; community rallies around him

There’s been a huge outpouring of support for the retired U.S. Marine, not only from fellow veterans but complete strangers.

WTOC Investigates: Staffing numbers at Georgia state prisons

Prison workers say critical understaffing in some of our country’s prisons is leading to dangerous environments.

  Chatham Board of Elections to consider creating new precincts, polling locations in Pooler

With the November election just a few months away, Chatham County Board of Elections members are looking at the possibility of making some adjustments to precincts and voting locations in a growing area of the county.

  Bulloch County residents upset about horse not being properly cared for

Joey Sanders with Bulloch County Animal Control says three months ago, the horse was tethered to a power pole.

  U.S. Coast Guard suspends search for missing fishermen

After almost a week of searching thousands of nautical miles, the search for two missing fishermen off the coast of Florida has been suspended.

  Georgia Southern football player pleads not guilty, 911 call released of incident in Fla.

Audio obtained by WTOC from the Bradford County, Fla. Sheriff's Office sheds some light on the disturbing details that led to Georgia Southern University football player Quan Griffin and his two family members being arrested and charged with multiple felonies.

Districts to receive desks, teacher supply grants from Opportunity Project SC

Ten South Carolina school districts will be receiving donations to help as the school year begins.

  Phase two of Savannah’s Waters Avenue streetscape improvements complete

The $1.8 million project included putting in new sidewalks, new crosswalks, ADA ramps, landscaping and lighting.

  Community meeting for new home watch program in Rincon

The Rincon Police Department is rolling out a new home watch program to keep residents and neighborhoods safe.

  CPR, AED training now required for Georgia high school football coaches

Thursday marks the first night of high school football in the Coastal Empire, and head coaches in Georgia are implementing some rule changes.

  Rescue dog from Arizona animal shelter stars in Disney’s remake of ‘Lady and the Tramp’

“Monte” is a two-year-old terrier mix who was rescued by animal services in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Candler County deputies working fatal crash on Hwy 23 at Covey Road

Please avoid the area if possible.

  Georgia Southern offers new online tool to match course credit for military experience

Veterans and active-duty military will have an easier path to getting credit at Georgia Southern University.

Additional gang members sentenced to federal prison in connection to ‘Operation Vanilla Gorilla’

The DOJ says 29-year-old Andrew Campus of San Antonio, Texas, conspired with others, including affiliates of the Ghost Face Gangsters, to distribute large amounts of meth in the Savannah area.

Utility worker hit by vehicle at Waters, DeRenne avenues in Savannah

The Savannah Police Department states the incident happened at about 1:20 p.m. on Thursday.

Atlanta Falcons preseason game to air Thursday, Big Brother episode moved

The Atlanta Falcons will face the Washington Redskins in a preseason game on Thursday evening.

Law enforcement investigating incident on Airways Avenue at I-95 intersection

One lane of Airways Avenue was closed at the intersection with I-95.

  Chatham Co. PD’s Marine Patrol joins search for missing Fla. boaters

Chatham County Police say Marine Patrol is now joining the search for two boaters who went missing in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida almost one week ago.

Elephant dies unexpectedly at Riverbanks Zoo

Zoo officials said the death of Robin, one of their African elephants, was unexpected.

Beach advisory lifted for Tybee Middle Beach

A beach advisory has been lifted for Tybee Middle Beach at Center Terrace.

Southwest Atlantic storminess has a low risk of tropical development

An area of storminess in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, near the Bahamas, has a low risk of tropical development over the next several days.

$5M bond for priest indicted on 9 counts of rape

The victim, who is now 41, told authorities the abuse occurred in Drew’s school office, prosecutors say

Cannibalism trial prosecutor says Tammy Jo Blanton was butchered like an animal

For the first time in years, Oberhansley was brought into the courtroom not in a jail uniform and handcuffs but instead, a suit jacket.

3 seriously injured, including child, in overnight crash on Trask Pkwy in Beaufort

Rescue crews say three people were seriously injured in a wreck overnight in Beaufort, including one child.

  Savannah city leaders to hold community workshop for the Canal District

The City of Savannah is hosting a community workshop for the development of a detailed master plan for the Canal District.

  Boy, 11, bitten in foot by shark while swimming at Florida beach

The 11-year-old needed 17 stitches, but he is expected to be OK.

Celebration of life to be held for brother, sister killed in March

The loved ones of two murder victims will be celebrating their birthdays Saturday after they were both found dead, one in Atkinson County, the other in Berrien County in March.

  Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

Widespread concern about understaffing in Mississippi's prisons has people calling for a change. They say inmates, correctional officers and surrounding communities are in danger.

1 person seriously injured after wreck at Fort Howard, Old Augusta Rd. in Effingham Co.

One person is seriously injured after a two-vehicle wreck at Fort Howard and Old Augusta roads, Wednesday night.

SCDNR assisting in search for missing boaters from Florida

It’s been five days since two boaters went missing off the coast of Florida, and South Carolina’s Department of Natural Resources is lending a hand to search the water.

Alternative certification programs in SC helping address teacher shortage

The Palmetto State Teachers Association, like many other teacher organizations across the state, will be waiting anxiously for The Center for Education, Recruitment, Retention and Advancement’s (CERRA’s) Supply and Demand report.

Two adults arrested after 5-year-old arrives at Slidell, La. school with cocaine

Slidell Police arrested two adults after a kindergarten student was found with three bags of cocaine at a Slidell school Tuesday morning.

  Savannah police chief pushes back on anonymous letter, speaks on officer shortage

The author of the letter, claiming to represent a group of Savannah police officers, accused Chief Minter of promoting people for political reasons and killing morale through moves he's made over the past year. It was sent to members of the media, city council, and posted on social media.

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

Swift said she plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

  Multiple people charged in connection to Jesup homicide case

The Jesup Police Department says it’s made multiple arrests in connection with a murder that happened on Aug. 13.

  Search for missing fisherman expanded up Georgia coast

The U.S. Coast Guard is moving their search and rescue mission north for two Florida boaters who have been missing since Friday.

  HHI residents not on board with proposed electric go-kart track

The owners of Zip Line Hilton Head want to add an electric go-kart track below the zip line, but neighbors say they don’t want the extra noise.

  Ludowici parents, residents want solution for dangerous intersection

Mayor James Fuller, Jr. says they have reached out to the Georgia Department of Transportation numerous times about the intersection of Highway 84 and Macon Street, but nothing has been done about it.

  Savannah businesswomen making a name for themselves

Three ladies are featured in magazines for their one of a kind creations.

Driver seriously injured in crash with tractor-trailer on I-16

One person has been seriously injured in a crash on westbound Interstate 16.

  Grand jury rules officers’ actions justified the night Sgt. Ansari fatally wounded

A Chatham County grand jury has unanimously decided that the officers' actions were justified the night Savannah Police Sergeant Kelvin Ansari and another officer were shot back in May.

  Road project to allow easier access to Hilton Head Island gas station

The change will impact the Circle K gas station between Matthews Drive and Dillon Road. The town is looking at adding a traffic lane.

Dwaine Willett, major benefactor to local children’s hospital, passes away at age 93

Dwaine Lee Willett, of Bluffton, S.C., passed away Monday, Aug. 19 at the age of 93.

Actual raccoon (not Marvel character) busted by police at Cincinnati-area business

Rocket Raccoon is that you?

‘Very fortunate’: LSU responds to false alarm security scare

LSU officials gave the all clear on campus just minutes before 5 p.m. after reports came in hours earlier of an armed intruder on campus at Coates Hall.

Woman charged with murder after teen died in car resigns from Colleton Co. teaching job

Colleton County School District Officials say the teacher charged with murder has resigned from her teaching position in the Colleton County School District.

  Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Amber Galloway Gallego has some lightning-fast moves to go along with the rapper’s high-speed lyrics.

WTOC Investigates: Who will pay to extinguish the burning trash pile in Jasper County?

The cost continues to grow for a coordinated effort underway to extinguish a burning trash site in Jasper County, and some clarity came this week about who will pay for it.

Authorities urge parents to know apps that could pose a danger to their kids

Back to school time means kids are making new friends and it also leads to increased social media activity.

Guest injury closes Carowinds roller coaster ride

Carowinds’ newest thrill ride, Copperhead Strike, is closed until further notice after a guest was injured on the ride Sunday evening.

Bridge collapses near Ga., Fla. line

The bridge is just inside Gadsden County, Florida.

Savannah Police investigate after body found in Forsyth Park

Savannah Police are investigating after a body was found in Forsyth Park early Wednesday morning, but say it appears to be a natural death.

Cheer squad parents asked to sell fundraiser raffle tickets for semi-automatic rifle

Heather Chilton and other parents of the Junior Lions Cheer Team members were asked to sell tickets for an AM-15 optic ready rifle for a fundraiser.

  Mayor DeLoach holding public meeting to discuss Highlands community truck ban

The state of Georgia is once again asking the city of Savannah to partially remove its truck ban that’s in place in the Highlands community.

Glynn Co. man wanted on kidnapping, several other charges turns self in

Police are looking for 45-year-old Billy “Reid” Zeh of Saint Simons Island.

  Parents voice concerns at EPA meeting regarding trash fire near Okatie Elementary

The EPA says in emergency response situations like this, they usually do not hold these meetings, but considering the impact, about 150 residents showed up for answers.

Lawmakers consider bill that would make UofSC Board of Trustees smallest in the state

Tuesday, lawmakers heard from members of the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees a few weeks after the controversial election of new UofSC President Bob Caslen.