Martin Staunton, WSAV News 3

Martin Staunton

WSAV News 3

Savannah, GA, United States

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Past articles by Martin:

Rescue dog rescues vet from night terrors

“On the occasion I do start to have a dream, I get a big wet tongue on the side of my face until I wake up from it.” → Read More

Savannah hires debt collector to recover millions in delinquent utility bills

The City of Savannah is moving into uncharted waters, for the first time hiring an outside debt collection firm to recover the millions of dollars they're owed for utility services from thousands of former customers. → Read More

Contractor trying to avoid headstone mix-up in Evergreen Cemetery cleanup

Clearing the decades of vegetation growth inside the evergreen cemetery, a privately owned, historically African American cemetery reveals a number of overturned headstones. → Read More

Police: Teen walking sister to bus hit in road rage crash

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say they think road rage between two cars on a South Carolina highway led to a 13-year-old boy being struck by a car as he walked his little sister to the bus stop. Greenville Police spokesman Donnie Porter said the driver of a PT Cruiser involved in the incident lost […] → Read More

House passes carbon monoxide detector bill

WASHINGTON (WSAV) – The effort to help some people afford carbon monoxide detectors cleared the U.S. House of Representatives with a unanimous vote on Tuesday. The bill, The Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act is co-sponsored by Georgia’s 1st District Congressman Buddy Carter. Annie Kuster (D-NH) is the co-sponsor of the measure, which now heads to […] → Read More

Georgia officials find spiked CBD products sold in the state

When high schoolers around Savannah started passing out after puffing vapes last year, authorities focused on several products marketed as delivering the cannabis extract CBD. → Read More

New Gulfstream facility to bring jobs to Chatham County

Gulfstream Aerospace cut the ribbon on a new facility and it now looking to fill some job openings in Chatham County. → Read More

Georgia Ports Authority discusses growth, plans to expand on Hutchinson Island

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – During the 2019 Savannah State of the Ports Address, port officials detailed successes from the past year and expansions for the future. The bottom line of the annual report: the state of the ports is growing. Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Executive Director Griff Lynch said they have now captured a 21 […] → Read More

Collegiate athletics look to California bill allowing student-athlete pay

Georgia Southern Athletic Director Tom Kleinlein says the issue of college athlete pay is complex but is in direct conflict with the cornerstone of amateur athletics. → Read More

Junkanoo hit hard by Hurricane Dorian; How you can help

A Junkanoo tribe based in Nassau has been a part of St. Patrick's Day celebrations on Tybee Island and in Savannah for nearly 20 years. But some of those performers are among the homeless in the Bahamas after the deadly storm. → Read More

City of Savannah back to ‘business as usual’ after Dorian

City crews and most departments got right back to work Thursday after Dorian crawled past Savannah. → Read More

Local shrimpers dreading Dorian’s impact

DARIEN, Ga. (WSAV) – Those who make their livings in the waters off the Georgia coast are working hard ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Dorian. Fishermen in the shrimp industry say the impending storm could blow away profits on the eve of the height of their season. In McIntosh County, shrimp boat captain Brooks […] → Read More

No storm drain spot-checks in Savannah ahead of Dorian

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – It would not take a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian to cause street flooding in Savannah. While Dorian may be headed for Florida – our region is still in the cone of uncertainty and that could mean significant rain. Heavy rain is already a problem for the Hostess City, but it’s […] → Read More

Thousands of kidneys discarded in US while thousands die awaiting transplants, study finds

People in the Coastal Empire awaiting kidney transplants are reacting to a new study that finds thousands of kidneys from deceased donors are discarded in the U.S. while thousands on waiting lists die waiting for the organs. → Read More

Firebomb suspect remains jailed after charge dismissed

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A man arrested in connection with a car fire that burned 50 percent of his ex-wife’s body had a state charge in the case dismissed, but he was not released from jail. 57-year-old Barry Wright was arrested back on July 10, eight days after Savannah Police and Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms […] → Read More

White cane training area needed in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – One of the skills vital to the people learning to live with vision loss is the proper techniques to use a white cane. Savannah’s Center for the Blind and Low Vision (SCBLV) hopes to build a proper training area before moving students out into the community to learn navigation. Executive Director […] → Read More

Serial killer’s execution brings justice to Savannah family

A family with deep roots in Savannah is on the eve of a 25 year wait for justice in connection with the murder of a loved one. → Read More

Free addiction training to help clergy help families

Helping faith leaders help their congregations recognize and fight addiction is at the heart of a continuing series of forums in Savannah hosted by the Interfaith Addiction & Recovery Coalition. → Read More

Screven County community divided on proposal for commercial landfill

A rural community is wrestling with a question of economic growth versus concern for the environment. → Read More

Disgraced Chatham County Chief Probate Clerk faces new charges

A new trial in January will bring on dozens of state charges → Read More