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.
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.
Savannah State University kicked off the new semester today with a new person in charge. Interim President Kimberly Ballard-Washington will stay on campus until a permanent leader is hired, most likely by next year.
There are more than 36,000 items that are considered backlogged in state crime labs. That is evidence that is in the lab 30 days without being tested. There is good news; that backlog did shrink by about 200 items in the last month.
InvestigateTV shows issues with undercounting hate crimes, including the FBI failing to meet a federal mandate to report. After months of reporting on this issue, this documentary also highlights results of the investigation, including police departments amending their records.
In May, WTOC did a series of investigative stories about a survey by the Military Family Advisory Network highlighting some level of dissatisfaction of privatized military housing nationwide including at Ft. 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.
They’re currently updating their computer systems so first responders can be dispatched more quickly. They’re also about to start using a system that provides more accurate location data when someone calls 911. Finally, they’re actively hiring for 22 vacancies.
The FDA has a new strategy for imported food safety, and Congress has increased seafood inspection funds. But the U.S. still lags behind some other countries when it comes to inspections and regulations.
The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System is at the center of a civil suit. The lawsuit claims the district didn’t do enough to keep a 10-year-old student from being raped on a school bus back in 2017.
The HOPE scholarship, on average, covers about 60 percent of tuition. However, not long ago, it covered closer to 100 percent. There is renewed debate now at the capitol about how to restore it to full funding.
It seems like everywhere you look in Savannah, another new hotel is under construction. In a WTOC investigation, Romney Smith looked into the numbers to see if we’re actually filling the hotels or building them too fast.
Carfax experts say there are potentially more than one million cars on the roads with false odometer readings - meaning their mileage has been rolled back to make the vehicles look like they have less wear and tear.
Most car owners have no idea. Carfax estimates it cost consumers more than $800 million in 2018. Carfax said more than 60,000 in Georgia have a false reading. In South Carolina, they say there are almost 18,000.
They’re currently in a testing phase for the new Oxygen Injectors on the Savannah River that started March 14th and continues for 59 days. The corps must prove it can pump enough oxygen to the riverbed, so the fish can survive once the river is 5 feet deeper.
The Uniform Crime Reporting Act of 1988 requires federal law enforcement agencies to submit information about their cases to a federal database maintained by the FBI; however, those agencies are currently not submitting data, including information about hate crimes.
A Georgia Environmental Protection Division investigation report revealed Bryan County contractors illegally dumped sewage debris on the ground just about 100 feet away from a drinking water well for the Waterways community.
Newly-obtained documents show an anonymous phone call and a photo lineup landed the wrong man in jail for more than three weeks. Last week, Savannah police officers dropped armed robbery charges on James McGill III.