From the Stafford Dairy Rd fire in Long county yesterday.
Video of the Day:
Man jumps into Savannah River on St. Patrick’s Day/arrested by police.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY ACITIVITIES / POLICE COVERAGE DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH. LISTEN TO IT ALL RIGHT HERE AT THIS LINK:
Although the Savannah Police Department & the Chatham County Sheriff's Department radio communications are normally encrypted, because of the extra added security from law enforcement agencies outside of Savannah supporting the security operations due to the massive amount of people in Savannah this weekend, most of the communications are in the green & clear so that the diffent agencies can communicate with one another. Therefore, this weekend is a good time to monitor our Chatham County feed! You can also go to your app store on your Android or Apple device and download the "Scanner Radio" app so you can listen on your phone.
FORT STEWART SOLDIER KILLED IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT THURSDAY:
From the Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office.
(FORT STEWART, Ga.) – A Fort Stewart Soldier was killed Thursday evening when his motorcycle struck a vehicle near Statesboro....
Killed was Pfc. Dylan Kelly, 21, an armor vehicle crewman assigned to the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. Kelly served in the Army for 15 months and Fort Stewart was his first assignment. He has no operational deployments. Kelly is from Benton, Illinois, and is survived by his father and stepmother.
“Pfc. Kelly was a hardworking and dedicated Soldier his positive energy will be sorely missed in our unit,” said Capt. Jared Peterson, Kelly’s company commander.
The incident occurred around 7 p.m. Thursday evening on Highway 67 near Statesboro. Kelly was riding a motorcycle when he struck a civilian vehicle. The incident remains under investigation by the Georgia State Patrol; no additional details will be released at this time.
FIRE IN LONG COUNTY DISPLACES TWO PEOPLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON:
We spoke with Long/Ludowici Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Chief Chris Moss who told us that the fire broke out around 2 pm this afternoon in the 700 block of Stafford Dairy Rd near George C. Smith Ln. in Long county.
A man was burning trash in his yard at his residence when the fire got out of control burning down a large shed, 3 vehicles and a two story home all located on the property....
Moss said when firefighters arrived at the scene both structures and the 3 vehicles were on fire.
As a result of the fire around 4 acres of woods near the home were also burned.
It took fire crews around 2 and a half hours to bring the fire under control and put it out.
Two people who lived in the home were displaced, the American Red Cross has been contacted to provide assistance for the family.
Long/Ludowici Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Liberty County Fire Department, Hinesville Fire Department, Georgia Forestry, Liberty County EMS, Excelsior EMS, Long County Sheriff & Liberty County Sheriff all responded to the scene.
There were no reported injuries.
CRASH IN TOOMBS COUNTY CLAIMS LIFE TUESDAY MARCH 13TH:
From the Toombs County Sheriff’s Office.
According to Sheriff Alvie Kight Jr. on March 13th, 2018 at approximately 9:24 p.m. Toombs County deputies responded to a one-car accident on Old River Road at McNatt Falls Road....
When deputies arrived First Responders and volunteer firemen were on the screen and performing CPR on the victim.
It was determined by EMS that the coroner needed to be notified, the coroner responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased. The deceased was 24 year old Tyler Matthew Graham of 413 Sam Beasley Road.
The investigation is being conducted by Georgia State Patrol and Toombs County Sheriff's Office.
PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE COLLAPSES NEAR FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY:
Update: at least one person has reportedly died in this bridge collapse....
WEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) — A pedestrian bridge under construction near Florida International University has collapsed.
Video shows the bridge on top of several cars on Southwest Eighth Street near 109th Avenue, Thursday afternoon 1:45 p.m.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said at least six people have been injured.
It is unknown if anyone was on the bridge at the time.
Tired of receiving those annoying “Robo Calls”? Concerned about your number and caller ID showing up on someone’s phone that you never made a call to? Here’s why it’s happening!
A NEW KIND OF CALLER ID SPOOFING,,, NEIGHBOR SPOOFING:...
Are you experiencing an increase in the number of local calls to your home and/or cell phone? You’re not alone. This phenomenon is called “neighbor spoofing” and it’s the latest strategy being used by scam artists in an attempt to get people to answer the phone.
For phone scams to be successful, scammers need people to pick up the phone so they can initiate the conversation. Neighbor spoofing is used to trick a person into thinking somebody local, possibly even someone they know, is calling. According to experts, this may interest someone just enough to answer their phone.
Con artists and robocallers use technology to modify what phone numbers appear on caller ID, impersonating phone numbers from neighbors, friends and local businesses to try to get you to answer the call. In many instances, it is a random number with the same area code and first three digits as your own phone number. In other cases, the number displays as coming from a local business or person in which you’ve previously communicated.
Answering one of these spoofed calls will indicate to the robocaller that you have an active phone line. Active phone lines are valuable to phone scammers and will often put you on what is referred to as a “sucker list,” potentially opening your phone line up to more scam calls.
Here are a few BBB tips to help identify and handle “neighbor spoofing” phone calls:
Avoid answering calls from phone numbers you don’t recognize, even if they appear to be local. If it’s important, the caller will leave a message.
If your own phone number is used in a spoof call, you may receive calls and messages from people asking why you called them in the first place. This can lead to a lot of confusion between the two parties, but knowing your own number can be used by scammers may help explain the situation.
Be aware that phone numbers of local businesses, including doctor’s offices and/or insurance agents, may appear to be calling you. If you’re not certain whether the call is legitimate or a spoof, hang up and dial the known phone number for the contact to verify the communication, especially if personal and/or financial information is being requested.
There are call blocking apps that may help decrease the amount of spam calls. Your phone carrier may also provide a similar service or offer advice.
Make sure your phone number is on the National Do Not Call Registry. Though it is unlikely to prevent most scam calls, it will help to reduce calls received from legitimate telemarketers, which can be helpful in screening fraudulent calls.
For more information on nuisance calls, contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and report scam calls to BBB Scam Tracker.
The Hinesville Fire Department to Host the 3rd Annual Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24:
3rd Annual Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt. The Hinesville Fire Department, in partnership with District 3 Councilwoman Vicky Nelson and the Coastal Georgia Action Authority, will be hosting the 3rd Annual Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt.
Attendees can enjoy two egg hunt times at 10:30 a.m. and Noon, a petting zoo, train rides, honorary identification cards, photos in a fire truck and fire gear, a first response program and free food and drink. All participants must be accompanied by a caregiver.
Saturday, March 24, 2018
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Irene B. Thomas Park
700 Sharon St.
Hinesville, Ga. 31313
CITY OF SAVANNAH IMPLEMENTS ENHANCED SECURITY MEASURES FOR VICE PRESIDENT’S PARADE VISIT:
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC)
A large portion of downtown Savannah will be placed under enhanced security early Saturday morning in preparation for Vice President Mike Pence's appearance in the Savannah St. Patrick's Parade....
A large area between Whitaker Street and Drayton Sreet from West Bay Street and East Oglethorpe Avenue will be subject to additional security measures and magnetometer check points.
Beginning at 12:01 a.m., no one will be permitted to park on any of these streets:
-Saint Julian Street
-All lanes between streets
Vehicles will be permitted to pass through the zone until 2 a.m.
No one will be allowed to enter the zone from 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. because of a security sweep.
At 7 a.m. the zone will re-open for pedestrians, but they must enter the zone through a magnetometer check point. Those checkpoints will be located at the following roads intersecting with Whitaker Street:
-Saint Julian Street
Additional check points will be at the following streets intersecting Drayton Street:
TRAFFIC ALERT HINESVILLE-HWY 84 E:
Traffic accident with injuries on E. Oglethorpe Hwy-84 near Gerber Collision involving 2 vehicles. There is road blockage, fire & ems are at the scene. Avoid the area for now.
FORT STEWART SOLDIER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS CONFINEMENT FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING:
From the Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office.
(FORT STEWART, Ga.)...
A Fort Stewart Soldier was convicted on four counts of wrongful cocaine distribution during a general court-martial held Feb. 9.
Pfc. Mario Figueroa-Flores was sentenced to 10 years confinement and discharged from the Army dishonorably.
He was arrested in April 2017 after a joint investigation by the Army Criminal Investigation Command, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. The investigation found that he had been obtaining cocaine and selling it to Soldiers on Fort Stewart.
Sheriff John Carter announces that the Sheriff’s Office will be offering free security checks for all local businesses and churches as well as civic organizatio...ns. The Sheriff’s Office will also provide training on Active Shooter, De-escalation Techniques and First Aid for interested business management/staff, church staff and congregations and civic organizations and their members. For more information, interested parties should contact the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at (912) 427-5970
VIDALIA POLICE ARREST PERSON ON DRUG/WEAPONS CHARGE:
From the Vidalia Police Department.
On March 9, 2018, officers from the Vidalia Police Department performed a traffic stop on a 2010 Nissan Rogue for a headlight violation. The vehicle was occupied by driver Jermaine Bouie, age 27 of 711 Stuart Street in Vidalia.
Upon making contact with Bouie, officers could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was performed resulting in the seizure of a quantity of powder cocaine, crack cocaine, ecstasy, methamphetamine and marijuana.
Also seized was $1,720 in cash along with an AR-15 pistol. Bouie has been charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance, one count of possession of methamphetamine, one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, one count of possession of ecstasy with intent to distribute, one count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, felony possession of marijuana greater than one oz., and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain crimes.
The investigation is on-going and more arrests are expected to follow.