Edward Moody, WSAV News 3

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WSAV News 3

Savannah, GA, United States

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Recent articles by Edward:

SCCPSS superintendent speaks on response to Savannah High School shooting hoax

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — WSAV is digging deeper into the district’s response to the Savannah High School shooting hoax call on Wednesday as parents were searching for answers about what was going on inside and outside savannah high school. Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Levett spoke with WSAV via zoom. Watch the full […] → Read More

Wellness Wednesday: Navigating emotional crises like Savannah High School Hoax

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The possibility of a school shooting is enough to terrify parents and students, whether it turns out to be a hoax or not. Something like what happened at Savannah High School Wednesday creates trauma for everyone. This Wellness Wednesday, WSAV navigated that specific trauma with Memorial Health’s Manager of Behavioral Health, […] → Read More

Local perspective on the Colorado Springs nightclub shooting

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The tragic mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs hits especially hard in LGBTQ communities throughout our nation, taking many back to the heartbreak and even anger following the Pulse Nightclub shooting in June of 2016. First City Pride Board Chairman Dusty church joined Edward Moody on WSAV News […] → Read More

SCAD grad talks about his work on ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — As “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” continues to roar at the box office, WSAV is discovering more local connections to the blockbuster film. That includes a former WSAV employee turned underwater camera specialist. Marc Casey worked on the film as an underwater camera technician and assistant. He joined WSAV live on First […] → Read More

Shelter From the Rain to host ‘Sips At the Station’ fundraiser

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — As the holidays approach, prices at the grocery store are way higher than years past. According to the USDA, the average price of a frozen turkey is now $1.99 per pound. That’s 73% higher than last year. And typical trimmings, like stuffing and potatoes, are all up. The Bureau of Labor […] → Read More

Wellness Wednesday: Navigating political fatigue

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Election day is less than a week away and the results will likely only intensify what has already been a contentious political season. On everything from abortion to what children learn in school, we are an increasingly divided nation. That is our focus this Wellness Wednesday, the mental health challenges that […] → Read More

Local sheriff’s officer uses social media humor to connect with community

PEMBROKE, Ga. (WSAV) — For about a year, the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office has been stepping up its social media game and the results are often hilarious. From a mug shot of Frozen’s Elsa to a meme of Bruce Willis in Sixth Sense. Their Facebook page stands out. “When you include humor into the mix, […] → Read More

Savannah Pride organizers focus on security

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Savannah Pride Festival is back in-person for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Organizers expect more than 30,000 people to celebrate throughout the weekend, but with anti-LGBTQ sentiments on the rise, across the country, they say security will be tight. “Whether it’s anti-Semitism, racism, anti-immigrant bigotry or […] → Read More

Community members vouch for character of youth advocate accused of rape

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Arrested on July 27, for an alleged rape of a girl younger than 16, that court documents say happened three days earlier, Opollo Johnson wasn’t charged in Chatham County Superior Court until Oct. 5. He remains in jail awaiting arraignment and a bond hearing. Johnson’s Attorney, Michael Schwartz with New South […] → Read More

Attorney says evidence doesn’t support rape charges against Savannah youth advocate

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — We’re learning more about a Savannah rape investigation surrounding a well-known youth advocate. His attorney says the evidence does not support the charges. Opollo Johnson’s attorney, Michael Schwartz, says according to prosecutors DNA evidence contradicts the claims against his client. Johnson is charged with rape, aggravated child molestation, and false imprisonment […] → Read More

Savannah man known for youth work, faces child sex assault charges

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A Savannah man, known for his work with local youth, is facing several charges connected to alleged child sexual assault. Police arrested 47-year-old Opollo Johnson on July 27. On Oct. 5 Johnson was charged with rape, aggravated child molestation, and false imprisonment. Johnson started work as a life navigator for youth, […] → Read More

Wellness Wednesday: Managing stressful holiday gatherings

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Believe it or not, the holiday season is upon us. While it’s often a time to reconnect with loved ones, for many those holiday gatherings can be full of stress and anxiety. This Wellness Wednesday Memorial Health’s Manager of Behavioral Health, Mary Jo Horton, is helping us make a plan for […] → Read More

Mayor Johnson on concerns about more homeless people downtown

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Mayor Van Johnson went into more detail Tuesday about why the city decided to clear out the homeless encampment on President St. The mayor says the decision came after he and City Manager Jay Melder toured the area, following a fire there earlier this month. He says they saw lots of […] → Read More

City to clear out President Street homeless encampment by Thursday

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — This week, the city will clear out the encampment on President Street, permanently. Mayor Van Johnson says it’s a matter of health and safety. Lucius Young says he’s lived in the encampment, off and on, for two years, and isn’t ready to leave. “I come down here; I can turn my […] → Read More

Savannah Arts Academy students nominated in prestigious NYC film festival

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — In just over a week, six students from Savannah Arts Academy’s first-ever film and television class will jet off to New York City for what’s easily described as their version of the Oscars. “Just the experience of going to this huge high school film festival. Which is like the main high […] → Read More

Renegade Paws to build new facility offering new services

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Domestic violence survivors are among those who would benefit from a big move in the works at Renegade Paws, the Savannah-based animal rescue is purchasing a new building — where they hope to offer even more services throughout the community, and you can help. “There’s a large amount of women who […] → Read More

Local Hispanic organization to launch Young Entrepreneurs Academy in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — If the children are our future, the Metro Savannah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce intends to make it a prosperous one. Through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), Chamber founder Alfonso Ribot wants to prepare local youth not just to get a job, but to create them. “Not just for the kids, but […] → Read More

Wellness Wednesday: Breast cancer, mental health

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to spreading the word on early detection. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and according to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, that’s one person every two minutes in the United States. In our Wellness Wednesday Segment, we […] → Read More

Savannah school zone cameras go live Wednesday

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Starting Wednesday Savannah drivers will have 30 days to get used to new traffic cameras in school zones across the city. The thing a lot of people don’t realize about these school zone is that they will be functioning even when those lights are not running, and yes, that means you […] → Read More

Gov. Brian Kemp says National Guard on standby to help Coastal Empire

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Gov. Brian Kemp said state resources, including the National Guard, are standing by to help the Coastal Empire. Kemp gave those reassurances Thursday morning during a stop in Savannah, ahead of Ian’s impact. Kemp issued an all-county state of emergency on Tuesday that went into effect at 7 a.m. Thursday morning […] → Read More