Is a recent change in punishments for marijuana possession making a difference in Savannah? The new ordinance allows officers to write a ticket for breaking a city code when someone has less than an ounce of marijuana. The department thinks the change is working.
A WTOC Investigation found serious crashes have decreased in the years since the Savannah city leaders installed red light cameras at several intersections. However, it also uncovered a growing number of unpaid tickets.
Current and former NFL players say they have tested positive for drugs because of contaminated supplements. Scientists say it's a problem not just for athletes but anyone taking supplements - particularly those in performance-enhancement categories like weight loss and muscle building.
A family of five set to move into their new rental Friday is now without a home due to a scam.Despite touring the property themselves and even having a key to the home, they found out, it wasn’t theirs.
The chief accused him of serious misconduct in a letter to the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. The chief wrote that an internal investigation revealed Harman threw away evidence in a case involving a drug recognition expert.
More and more people are turning their homes into "smart homes.” The average American household has 9 internet connected devices. It’s estimated there are now more than one billion internet-connected devices in homes across North America. That number will nearly double by 2025.
We’ve heard a lot about impeachment during the last two weeks of the year. But also during that time, Congress approved and President Donald Trump signed into law a historic change for those in the military.
After years of breaking the law, the FBI has finally and quietly released its own hate crime statistics. As InvestigateTV uncovered in Measure of Hate, while the FBI published annual hate crime statistics, the agency failed to release its own numbers.
As the cost of housing continues to climb, so does the number of people who cannot afford a decent place to live. Savannah taxpayers recently signed off on a $10 million plan to tackle blight and affordable housing.
Professional fundraisers are for-profit companies that contract with charities to solicit donations by telephone or through the mail. The industry is loosely regulated and can keep as much as 100% of donated dollars.
The 14th Circuit solicitor, Duffie Stone, said a lack of physical evidence is often why the charges are dropped. Stone said change is already on the way. His office recently opened a new facility that he believes is a game changer.
Carnival rides are a popular attraction this time of the year. With so many carnivals popping up at county fairs and even in parking lots, it was time to take a closer look at how those rides are inspected.
According to the case file provided to WTOC in an open records request, case workers told Claudette Foster not to leave the children with her boyfriend. They also told her not to spend the night with him.
A grand jury re-indicted JT Bramlette and Anthony Hartman, accusing them of defrauding investors, lenders, the Beaufort County Treasurers Office, and the IRS. So far, only Hartman has pleaded not guilty; he did so October 9th.
Shortly after we highlighted the problems with flooding in the area, Norfolk Southern reached out to the city. The city administrator said he hopes to have council approve a contract for the right of way at their October meeting.
The biggest thing if you find yourself needing repairs done is to not rush into any decision. Slowing down and doing some homework can save you a lot of trouble. Making repairs is something a lot of people in our area have done over the past few years.
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.