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Bunny in the City: Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza brings out Christmas spirit

2 hours 15 min ago

St. Vincent’s Academy hosted its seventh annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza on Dec. 1 at Walsh Hall.

Police investigate death of Armstrong State University student

3 hours 8 min ago

 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating after an Armstrong State University student was found dead in her on-campus residence Saturday.

Campus police found the female student while conducting a welfare check at Compass Point.

Her identity is being withheld pending family notification.

Officials say there is no evidence of foul play and no threat to the campus community. 

Check back on savannahnow.com for updates. 

Police investigate death of Armstrong State University student

3 hours 9 min ago

 

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating after an Armstrong State University student was found dead in her on-campus residence Saturday.

Campus police found the female student while conducting a welfare check at Compass Point.

Her identity is being withheld pending family notification.

Officials say there is no evidence of foul play and no threat to the campus community. 

Check back on savannahnow.com for updates. 

Savannah-Chatham police investigate shooting at Betty Drive

3 hours 36 min ago

Savannah-Chatham police are investigating a shooting near Emory and Betty drives that injured an adult male. Saturday afternoon.

Defendant in murder trial insists drunken Will Smith had gun

3 hours 54 min ago

NEW ORLEANS — The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith insisted Saturday that he did so only after a drunken, irate Smith retrieved a gun from his damaged SUV following an April 9 car crash.

Services set for 1 of 2 officers killed in south Georgia

4 hours 29 min ago

AMERICUS, Ga. — Funeral services for one of two south Georgia police officers killed in the line of duty are planned for Sunday.

Trump’s team pushes back against Russia hacking reports

5 hours 41 min ago

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s presidential transition team pushed back Saturday against reports that Russia was caught trying to tip the November election to the Republican and challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence agencies investigating the campaign-season cyberattacks.

7 killed, 29 injured in Bulgarian tanker train explosion

6 hours 11 min ago

SOFIA, Bulgaria — A derailed tanker train exploded Saturday and decimated a village in northeastern Bulgaria, killing seven people and leaving least 29 injured, many with severe burns, the Interior Ministry said.

ConAgra to finalize plea deal in tainted peanut butter case

6 hours 41 min ago

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Food giant ConAgra faces a court hearing to finalize an $11.2 million settlement — including the largest criminal fine ever in a U.S. food safety case — to resolve federal charges in a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds who ate tainted Peter Pan peanut butter.

White supremacists? Not exactly, KKK and other groups claim

7 hours 41 min ago

PELHAM, N.C. — White supremacy is a label that’s too hot to handle even for groups like the Ku Klux Klan.

Santos accepts Nobel for peace deal, urges shift in drug war

8 hours 23 min ago

STOCKHOLM — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Saturday accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, saying it helped his country achieve the “impossible dream” of ending a half-century-long civil war.

UPDATED: Traffic Alert: I-95 Northbound near I-16

9 hours 22 min ago

There has been an accident on I-95 Northbound near I-16/James Gillis Mem. Highway in Chatham County (mile 99).

What the 114th Congress did and didn’t do

9 hours 38 min ago

WASHINGTON — Congress wrapped up the 114th session early Saturday, a tumultuous two years marked by the resignation of a House speaker, a fight over a Supreme Court vacancy, bipartisan bills on health care and education and inaction on immigration and criminal justice. The new Congress will be sworn-in Jan. 3.

Preparing for White House, Trump to attend Army-Navy game

10 hours 41 min ago

NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump is partaking in one of the nation’s most storied football rivalries, saluting U.S. troops at the annual Army-Navy game on Saturday as he prepares to enter the White House.

Obituary list for Saturday, December 10, 2016

12 hours 26 min ago

Today’s obituaries in the Savannah Morning News.

Savannah military veteran, businessman, returns to college after 40 years, graduates

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:14pm

When Solomon Dillon Jr. walks across the stage Saturday to receive his degree in business management from Savannah State University, he will have completed a journey that began 48 years ago.

Polly’s People: Happily ever after, it is

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 10:33pm

Once upon a time there were two Pollys — the bride known as Little Polly Stramm,and me, the bride’s mother, known by various nicknames.

Vox Populi: ‘I thought I was the last remaining native Savannahian.’

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 10:23pm

Contribute to Vox Populi by calling 912-525-0VOX (0869) or emailing us at vox@savannahnow.com.

Drainage, taxes, blight top Savannah City Council legislative priorities

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 10:03pm

The Savannah City Council’s stated legislative priorities for 2017 include funding assistance for drainage projects, an ease on eminent domain restrictions for blight eradication purposes, and protections from excessive tax increases for commercial property owners.

The world’s oldest known seabird is expecting — again.

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 9:28pm

HONOLULU — The world’s oldest known seabird is expecting — again.