Kelly Antonacci, WSAV News 3

Kelly Antonacci

WSAV News 3

Savannah, GA, United States

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Past articles by Kelly:

Suspect indicted in hit-and-run crash involving SSU student

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – More than a year ago, WSAV News 3 told you about a hit-and-run victim “left for dead” in the middle of Congress Street. After months of physical therapy, she is fully recovered. But now, “the why” is what bothers Jeneesah Fulton, who could barely walk after a two-week hospital stay. “I’m […] → Read More

Upcoming ‘Stop the Violence’ walk starts at site of 2.5-year-old murder investigation

SAVANNAH, GA. (WSAV) – It has been two and a half years since Savannah Police (SPD) says 23-year-old Stefon Wright was shot and killed steps from his own home. It happened in December of 2018 near the intersection of Treat Avenue and Iowa Street. Family and friends of Wright started their new year with a […] → Read More

Law enforcement patrolling roadways during ‘100 deadliest days’ for drivers

“There’s more traffic on the road, more people are traveling. more people are on vacation.” → Read More

‘Hope begins’ for local Alzheimer’s patients after FDA approval of new drug

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The United States Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Aduhelm, a new drug the administration says has been proven to slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s. It is the first of its kind and the first new treatment in almost 20 years. Southside Savannah resident Rodrick Stephenson was diagnosed […] → Read More

Preparing for hurricane season: Tybee Island’s shifting focus

As hurricanes get stronger, city leaders are changing the way they fight them, largely due to a drastic shift in funding. → Read More

National Gun Violence Awareness Day: A time to stop future violence

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – June 4 is National Gun Violence Awareness Day and National Safe Day. It is a time to remember the victims and take steps to stop future violence. Julvonnia McDowell, a member of Moms Demand Action and Be SMART, says she advocates for safe gun storage because of what happened to her […] → Read More

Why American Red Cross needs a diverse supply of blood donations

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Every year, summer usually signals a blood shortage at the American Red Cross. With schools and universities on summer break, volunteers need to get creative to determine how best to collect blood: a perishable commodity that needs constant replenishment. This year’s anticipated summer shortage comes after the coronavirus pandemic, which signaled […] → Read More

Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open: The seriousness of mental health issues

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the French Open. The #2 seed in the tournament posted a message on Twitter Monday announcing the decision. The 24-year-old was fined by the tournament and faced increasing penalties if she continued to avoid news conferences, events she was contractually obligated to attend. In her tweet, […] → Read More

Annual Memorial Day ceremony held at Bonaventure Cemetery

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A Memorial Day ceremony at Bonaventure Ceremony happened Monday to remember fallen soldiers. “We’re here today to honor service members and to remember the sacrifices that they made,” said Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher, the featured speaker at the event. The ceremony was held at Section O in Bonaventure, which serves […] → Read More

Tybee Island expects 14,500+ cars this Memorial Day weekend

TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WSAV) – Memorial Day signals the start of a busy summer for Tybee Island. City officials say they have been preparing for months. With the streets decked out in red, white and blue — and crowds already on the beach Friday morning — Tybee Island is ready for a busy weekend. “We’ve […] → Read More

508 crosses placed in Catholic Cemetery for fallen veterans

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – There are four days until Memorial Day, but commemorations are already happening throughout the Coastal Empire. Catholic War Veterans Post 1943 engrave white crosses every year to honor fallen veterans on the days surrounding Memorial Day. It started with 25 crosses in 2004. This year, there are 508. Each one is […] → Read More

To wear or not to wear? Mask policies differ in downtown Savannah businesses

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah’s streets look like they did pre-pandemic with crowded shops and most people opting out of a face covering. The newfound ease comes after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated people could forego a mask in most situations. The City of Savannah’s mask ordinance is […] → Read More

Savannah yoga instructor organizes fundraiser for Indian hospital

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Savannah community is coming together this week to help a struggling nation: India. As the country sees hundreds of thousands of new coronavirus cases each day, hospitals are running dangerously low on medical supplies and even wood for funeral pyres. Images from the pandemic-stricken country worry yoga studio owner Kate […] → Read More

650 12-15-year-olds vaccinated in Coastal Health District; upcoming clinics hope to reach more

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – According to data from the Coastal Health District, 650 12-15-year-olds in the district have received a dose of Pfizer’s version of the coronavirus shot — the only one approved right now for the age group. Upcoming teen clinics hope to vaccinate even more people, especially those in rural areas. Chatham and […] → Read More

Chatham County Health Department starts vaccinating 12-15-year-olds

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded Pfizer’s emergency use authorization (EUA) Monday to include 12 through 15-year-olds. In a press release, the FDA says the company’s vaccine meets criteria to amend the EUA for use on the age group. Isa Lilja-Vasquez is making history as one of the first […] → Read More

Bus drivers worry about full return to school; SCCPSS waits for more guidance

WSAV News 3 is still hearing from parents and staff at the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System about the school board's decision to return to full-time in-person learning in August. → Read More

‘It’s about time’: SCCPSS parents react to a full return to in-person learning in the fall

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Hundreds of people are reacting on social media Thursday to a decision by Savannah-Chatham County Public School System’s (SCCPSS) school board to move away from hybrid learning models. Starting this fall, five days of in-person learning are back. From sighs of relief to concerns about sanitization, the decision effectively ends more […] → Read More

One year later: Co-workers remember legacy of Savannah Fire Capt. Matt Kelly

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Savannah community is remembering the life and legacy of Savannah Fire Captain Matt Kelly. At the time of his death, he was the second cancer diagnosis in three months at the department, and this week, he is the focus of reflection. It all comes one year after Capt. Kelly died […] → Read More

Coastal Empire doctors plan for vaccine approval for 12-15 year-olds

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Local doctors say it is likely children older than 12-years-old will soon be able to get Pfizer’s version of the coronavirus vaccine. Back in March, News 3 reported that the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received data from the company’s clinical trials that indicated the vaccine was safe and 100 […] → Read More

Feedback due Friday on Forsyth Park Master Plan; Aldermen wrap up public meetings

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The future of Forsyth Park is now in the hands of the community after five of Savannah’s aldermen and women wrapped up virtual public meetings. The aldermen hosted meetings to gather feedback from constiutents on two proposed redesigns of Savannah’s iconic Forsyth Park. Friends of Forsyth created the designs in Phase […] → Read More