Edward Moody, WSAV News 3

Edward Moody

WSAV News 3

Savannah, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Edward:

As US marks 1M COVID deaths, local health officials reflect

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The U.S. death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic has now reached 1 million deaths. In Chatham County, 810 confirmed deaths have been reported to date. “The losses during this pandemic have stuck really with everyone,” said Dr. Stephen Thacker, associate chief medical officer at Memorial Health. Thacker said it’s taken a […] → Read More

Savannah NAACP hosts political forum

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – WSAV is Your Local Election Headquarters. There are only two weeks to go until the Georgia primary election on May 24. The Savannah chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is hosting a political forum Tuesday night for state and national office seekers. Richard Shinhoster, the […] → Read More

Reaction to GHSA’s ban on transgender athletes

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Transgender student-athletes cannot compete in sports outside of the gender they were assigned at birth. That decision was handed down Wednesday by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA). The ban passed unanimously, but many say it’s discrimination. “I honestly think it’s pretty disgusting. I think that trans athletes have been competing […] → Read More

Savannah’s St. John Academy hosts career day

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – From first grade through 12th, students at St. John Academy learn from a foundation of faith. “We have daily devotion every morning, and when we have behavior issues, that’s the first thing we do. We turn to prayer, and remind them why they’re here,” said the head of school, Dr. Jolisa […] → Read More

Cirque de Soleil skating into Savannah this week

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — You probably know them as the nimble acrobats, high-flying aerial artists, and other highly skilled circus acts. But for Cirque du Soleil’s next trick, the group is taking their show to the ice. The new production is skating into Savannah for six shows, starting Thursday. If you are interested in seeing the shows, […] → Read More

Ballot mistake discovered in Chatham County

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A mix-up on local early voting and absentee ballots has been fixed, according to the Chatham County Board of Elections. Board chairman Tom Mahoney tells WSAV News 3 that only seven votes were affected by the mistake. The incorrect ballot placed Hutchinson Island in District 162, but it’s actually part of […] → Read More

Local expert weighs in on mental health awareness

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – It’s now been confirmed that country singer Naomi Judd took her own life. Her shocking death has reopened the national conversation about depression and suicide. WSAV News 3 sat down with a local mental health expert on First News at 4 to find out what you need to know if you […] → Read More

Rep. Buddy Carter discusses upcoming elections, issues facing District 1

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Monday, WSAV sat down with Rep. Buddy Carter to discuss the upcoming elections. Carter is vying to keep his District 1 seat in the U.S. House. Joyce Marie Griggs, Wade Herring and Michelle Munroe will face off in a primary later this month to decide who goes head to head against […] → Read More

New SCAD alumni group to focus on gathering resources for students of color

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The newest alumni group at SCAD is providing a first-of-its-kind resource for students, and soon-to-be graduates of color. The Black Alumni Coalition launched in February. Friday, WSAV sat down with the group’s president to talk about their new mission. “We are here to help you grow and flourish and not feel […] → Read More

Memorial trauma chief: More organ donors needed

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A symbol of unity and hope, the Donate Life Flag now flies outside of Memorial Health on Waters Avenue. “We just wanted to highlight importance of organ and tissue donation and the impact that it can have on people all across the country, as well as here in Georgia,” said Memorial’s […] → Read More

Early voting: What Chatham County voters should know under new state law

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Monday is the last day to register to vote in Georgia’s May 24 primary election, and early, in-person voting starts in one week. WSAV sat down with Chatham County Board of Registrars Chairman Colin McRae to discuss what to voters need to know under the state’s new election law. “I think […] → Read More

‘Tripawd’ dog needs a special home in or near Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Picked up on St. Patrick’s day 2020 with a badly mangled leg, Dale sat at Chatham County Animal Services for nine days before he was rescued. He settled in with his first foster family, that included a cat and two dogs, just fine, but after surgery to amputate his leg Dale’s […] → Read More

City to investigate Savannah’s recent officer-involved shootings

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – City hall is launching an investigation into the recent uptick of officer-involved shootings in Savannah. During his weekly press briefing Tuesday, Mayor Van Johnson said he wants to find out if this year’s four officer-involved shootings are an anomaly or a systemic issue. “Obviously, this is new to us. This is […] → Read More

Alderman says police department has morale, leadership problems

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The Savannah Police Department (SPD) has been plagued lately with accusations of low morale and lack of transparency from department leadership. And now, even some city leaders are speaking out about problems within the department that they say start at the top. “It’s a little concerning as an Alderman. As a […] → Read More

Mayor Van Johnson attends Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmation

SAVANNA, Ga. (WSAV) – Mayor Van Johnson says he is honored after attending the confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court. “We’re getting closer to that more perfect union with the addition of the first African American female on the Untied States Supreme Court,” Johnson said in an interview with WSAV’s Edward […] → Read More

Go Red For Women: Local woman doesn’t remember massive stroke

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The day before her stroke, Wendy Corbin had headaches so bad her husband that Tom took her to the hospital. Tests didn’t show anything, but by the next morning, she couldn’t put together a complete sentence. “I thought I just misunderstood her, because I was asleep, and I said what did […] → Read More

Alderwoman closing foundation honoring her slain son

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Savannah District 3 Alderwoman Linda Wilder-Bryan is closing down the foundation she opened to honor her son. Lawrence Bryan IV was killed by gun violence in 2015. Wilder-Bryan named the LB4 and After Foundation after him. The alderwoman says she made the decision to close the foundation after the Georgia Supreme […] → Read More

Local army vet takes action after seeing swimmer in distress

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Aaron Laurich, a sea kayak guide for Savannah Canoe and Kayak, was finishing up a class off the south beach of Tybee Island on Sunday when he noticed something in the water. “As we got closer we saw three heads bobbing in the water, and then uh could hear some yells […] → Read More

Mayor Van Johnson says Oscars slap is a lesson for Savannah youth

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Mayor Van Johnson says while there’s a lot of talk about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock, the real discussion should focus on how words led to violence. “That happens in our communities. The difference is, is that then somebody else pulls out a gun, and they shoot,” Johnson said to reporters […] → Read More

All-women unit makes history at Savannah Fire Dept.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — An all-women unit, even for a day, is historic for Savannah. It’s also something Captain Chela Gutierrez has been encouraging for the last three years. “You know, it would be great to get the girls together and get out there for people to see, like, women and people of color working […] → Read More