Brian Gallagher, WSAV News 3

Brian Gallagher

WSAV News 3

Savannah, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Brian:

What’s drawing Hollywood to the Peach State?

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Film and television industry productions spent $4.4 billion in the state during the fiscal year. According to the Georgia film office, a total of 412 productions were hosted in the state of Georgia between July 2021 and the end of June 2022. So, what’s drawing light, camera, and action to the […] → Read More

14th annual Ready Set Go Back to School gives thousands of kids school supplies

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — For over a decade, Ready Set Go Back to School has provided free school supplies for thousands of kids. And, on Saturday, that tradition of giving out free supplies continued—making the transition back to school as easy as possible for families. “This is our 14th year of the event,” says Donna Williams, […] → Read More

Man arrested in a July Bulloch County murder case used to play online videogames with his victim

BULLOCH COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) — The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office held a press conference this Monday addressing the July 17th homicide that resulted in the death of 22-year-old Dolan Blanchard. According to officials, this was not a random act of violence—they have discovered that the suspect and the victim knew each other through online Xbox […] → Read More

Health department confirms West Nile virus in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — This week Chatham County Mosquito Control confirmed several mosquito samples that tested positive for the West Nile virus. The first samples were collected from Savannah’s southside and Islands area. Health experts say it comes with the territory and the time of year. “Typically, in the summer we see West Nile virus,” […] → Read More

Local shelter combats high number of owner surrenders with transports to no-kill shelters

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Employees with One Love Pet Rescue say this year has been one of the worst for pet surrenders. Many local shelters are overcrowded, so the organization is doing everything they can to prevent pet euthanizations but they’re asking for help. “We think a big part of that is financial and housing […] → Read More

Police: 2 dead after murder-suicide at Hinesville shopping center

CORRECTION: The story originally misidentified the store as the Landmark Realty Agency. HINESVILLE, Ga. (WSAV) — Police say a Fort Stewart soldier and his wife were found dead inside a Hinesville shopping center. The Hinesville Police Chief said he was chasing his wife behind her vehicle in his. His wife stopped at Lendmark Financial Services inside […] → Read More

Disaster aid available for agriculture producers in Georgia

GEORGIA (WSAV) — One in seven jobs in the state of Georgia are in the agriculture field. The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is spreading the word about how to be prepared before, during, and after hurricanes, droughts, and natural disasters. “It is literally the top economic driver in the state,” said Arthur Tripp, the […] → Read More

Racial Justice Network calls on Mayor Van Johnson to step down

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Protesters with the Racial Justice Network on Saturday had a new message, this time asking for Savannah Mayor Van Johnson to either resign or be voted out. “Mayor Johnson, as a black man he should know,” says James Johnson, CEO of the Racial Justice Network. “I’m pretty sure he knows all the […] → Read More

Resident says new Island Expressway Bridge raises safety concerns

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A few hours after the new Island’s Expressway Bridge over the Wilmington River opened, a wreck happened. Residents living near the bridge say it’s not safe, and fear more accidents. “We got a notification on Wednesday that it was going to be opening overnight on Thursday night,” says Susan Brinkley of […] → Read More

City leaders discuss possible punishments for owners of stolen guns

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Gun violence continues to persist in the Hostess City and city leaders are mulling how to hold owners of stolen guns used in violent crimes accountable. Many of those guns are left inside unlocked cars. “If you are careless enough to leave your gun in your unlocked car then you are […] → Read More

Aid still available for Bryan County tornado victims

BRYAN COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) — Over three months in and the people of Bryan county are still working on getting themselves back on their feet after April’s tornado. Many residents are still without funding to fix lingering damage to their property. “Homeowners waiting on insurance might still be the name of the game here as […] → Read More

What’s not covered in homeowners insurance if your home is hit by a hurricane?

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — It’s a little over a month into the 2022 hurricane season and we know how crucial preparation is. While you may have your readiness kit and evacuation plan ready, News 3 decided to help you find guidance about what’s covered and what’s not if a hurricane comes our way. One thing […] → Read More

Travelers experience travel delays during holiday weekend

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — With Independence Day falling on a Monday this year, there was a mass exodus from vacation destinations on Tuesday, making it one of the busiest days for holiday travel. WSAV 3 took a trip to Savannah/Hilton Head International for a travel update as many Americans experience cancellations and delays. “There was […] → Read More

Chatham County pet shelters see ‘double the amount’ of pet surrenders

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — In the midst of the COVID pandemic, shelters across the country saw a demand in pet adoptions as more and more people operated from home. Now, past the halfway point in 2022, Chatham County animal services are seeing a spike in pet surrenders. “The biggest thing we can say in 2022 […] → Read More

Hundreds of abortion supporters protest at Johnson Square after Roe v. Wade overturning

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Hundreds of abortion supporters gathered in Johnson Square after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. This Friday protesters were processing what happened and what comes next. Emotions are high on what some people are calling one of the worst days for women’s rights in history. “Setback in our rights in general, […] → Read More

City of Savannah opens cooling centers to combat extreme heat

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — With record temperatures throughout the country, the City of Savannah is opening cooling centers to provide residents relief from the extreme heat. “And the idea is that if anyone is experiencing a situation where they don’t have access to a cool environment on a hot day,” said Nick Zoller, Senior Director, […] → Read More

Looking for Savannah Bananas tickets? Here’s how to avoid scammers

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – With the Savannah Bananas’ sold-out season in full swing, some eager fans are being taken advantage of by scammers. Five years ago, Julie Gibson created a Facebook group, Savannah Banana Ticket Swap, to help better coordinate ticket sales and exchanges among fans. The group has grown exponentially, now with more than […] → Read More

Trustees Garden Club talks $17M Forsyth Park master plan

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Trustees Garden Club released details on its biggest project yet, a master plan to redevelop and enhance Savannah’s treasured Forsyth Park. “One thing we do like to say is that it seems to be loved to death,” says Meb Ryan with the Trustees Garden Club. “You know there’s trash pickup.. […] → Read More

Waters Avenue streetscape project to enter phase three

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Waters Avenue streetscape project kicked off in 2014 with phase one finishing in 2016 and phase two in 2019. And now phase three is underway residents in the area say it’s a long time coming. “When I look at the buildings it seems like there was a lot going on […] → Read More

Nancy Mace makes one final pitch to voters alongside Nikki Haley

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) — Representative Nancy Mace made one last appeal to voters, before Tuesday’s primary. It was a hot one on Hilton Head Island Monday afternoon as Mace made one final push to voters before primary day. Mace was joined by the former South Carolina Governor and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. She […] → Read More