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Bikers’ indictment follows separate double killing at local clubhouse
AUGUSTA, Ga. - Authorities in Bryan County indicted 16 members of a Georgia motorcycle group that has a local clubhouse where two people were killed and several others were injured in a mass shooting last month. The members of the Outcast club were indicted on charges stemming from a shooting...
16 arrested in largest motorcycle club indictment in Georgia history, AG says
More than a dozen accused members of a Georgia motorcycle club chapter are in custody amid the largest indictment handed down on a single club in state history, Attorney General Chris Carr announced Monday.
Savannah Police Department shares new custom badge for Pride Month
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Savannah Police Department (SPD) shared a new custom badge officers can wear throughout June in honor of Pride Month. Smith & Warren Badges, a New York-based badge and uniform insignia company, designed the new badges. The design includes a rainbow color scheme set behind the Savannah City Hall building. Police […]
Savannah man allegedly destroyed Douglas woman's belongings with bleach because she "ruined his heart"
A Savannah man was arrested in Coffee County after allegedly destroying almost all of a woman’s belongings by pouring chemicals on her clothes and all over the kitchen and slashing her furniture and paintings. The incident reportedly stemmed from the suspect, 39-year-old Stephen Galletta, believing the victim was unfaithful to him after reading her diary.
Effingham County Sheriff’s Office seeks info on abandoned dog
EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) — The Effingham County Sheriff’s Department is searching for information after an emaciated dog was abandoned near the county line. Using surveillance footage, deputies obtained photos of a dark-colored SUV driving away from the area the dog was dumped. The dog was found severely malnourished with its ribs showing and several […]
Rincon councilman resigns after city manager suspended
RINCON, Ga. (WTOC) - Damon Rahn says he resigned from Rincon City Council on June 2. In Rahn’s resignation letter he sent to WTOC, he says, “After careful consideration and in light of ongoing events within the city, my professional life, and my personal life, I have come to the conclusion I can better serve the City of Rincon, its residents, and my family, as a private citizen.”
Family of man hit, killed during high-speed chase says guilty verdict is helping them heal
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - Kenneth Wright is set to learn his sentence this week after being convicted of murder last week. The family of the man Wright hit and killed during a police chase is speaking exclusively to WTOC. Wright was found guilty on nine counts including felony murder after...
Savannah woman facing DUI, other charges following crash that killed motorcyclist
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Above video: Initial coverage of the crash, arrest. Police in Savannah have identified the man killed in a crash that put another driver behind bars. On Monday, the Savannah Police Department identified Steven Fagan, 24, as the motorcyclist killed Thursday night. Police say Fagan, of Guyton,...
GSP: Motorcyclist dead after crash on I-16 in Bryan County
BRYAN COUNTY, Ga. — A motorcyclist is dead following a wreck on I-16 in Bryan County. According to Georgia State Patrol, the crash happened at around 7 p.m. on Monday near Highway 280. Troopers said the motorcyclist collided with a tractor trailer. There is no word yet on how...
Georgia couple finds foster dog fatally shot in neighborhood
SAVANNAH, Ga. - A Georgia couple wants to know why someone shot and killed the dog they were fostering for a local animal rescue after it escaped from their backyard. Victoria and Glenn Carlson had been serving as foster parents to the American foxhound named Harvey since January. They discovered last Wednesday the floppy-eared hound had had dug a hole and crawled under the fence at their Savannah home. Then they found Harvey dead in a driveway a few blocks away.
Rincon city manager suspended over issues 'spanning several months,' requests appeal
RINCON, Ga. (WTGS) — Rincon City Manager Jonathan Lynn has been suspended from his position but is appealing the suspension, city officials announced Tuesday. On Thursday, Lynn was served with a preliminary resolution from the mayor and city council to remove and immediately suspend him. The resolution cited a...
Search crews discover body following Savannah house fire, resident's disappearance
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Update 4:00pm:Crews have left the scene for the day. Update 1:35 p.m.: Officials confirm no explosive devices were found in the home. Update 1:30 p.m.: Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are now on the scene. Update 1 p.m.: WJCL's Lydia Blackstone...
Motorcyclist seriously injured after high-speed chase through Savannah reaching 172 mph
CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WTGS) — A motorcyclist was seriously injured after leading Georgia State Patrol on a high-speed chase reaching 172 miles per hour and eventually crashing their bike. According to the Georgia State Patrol, a trooper was on a traffic stop on I-16 Westbound in Chatham County at...
16 members of Outcast motorcycle gang indicted on charges stemming from parking lot shooting
Sixteen members of a Georgia motorcycle gang have been indicted on charges stemming from a shooting that injured two people last year in a hotel parking lot, authorities said Monday.
GSP: PIT maneuver ends high-speed chase through Savannah, 1 arrested
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A driver is behind bars after leading Georgia State Patrol(GSP) on a pursuit through Savannah on Saturday night. According to GSP, around 9:26 p.m., troopers clocked a Dodge Challenger going 88 miles per hour in a 55 miles per hour zone near State Route 204 and Veterans Memorial Parkway. Troopers attempted […]
Traffic on I-16 westbound redirected to Hwy 280 due to motorcycle death
BRYAN COUNTY, Ga. (WTOC) -The driver of a motorcycle has died on I-16 Westbound past Highway 280 by exit 143, according to the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office says it is unclear how long the area will be shut down due to as the investigation is being conduction.
SPD's Behavioral Health Unit Expands to Provide More Support for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues
The Behavioral Health Unit (BHU) of the Savannah Police Department (SPD) has doubled in size this year, allowing it to offer more availability to assist those experiencing a mental crisis or substance abuse issue.
Officer attempts, succeeds at moving turtle out of roadway after being snapped at, Ga. police say
A Chatham County police officer helped move a snapping turtle out of the roadway before it could be hit by a car.
Custom Pride Month badge now available for Savannah Police officers
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WTOC) - A custom Pride Month badge is now an available option for Savannah Police Department officers to wear during the month of June. According to the police department, getting a Pride Month bade is a personal decision made and purchased by the officer. Several years ago, chiefs...
Here's who won at the Coastal Empire High School Sports Awards Show
The Coastal Empire High School Awards Show was held Monday night at the Johnny Mercer Theater as the top high school athletes from the Greater Savannah area were honored at an event where former Georgia football star Sony Michel was the featured speaker. In the Overall Athlete of the Year...
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