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Roger L. Florke

Survivors include his wife, Molly Florke, of Brookville; sons, Rick (Janice) Florke, of Baxter Springs, and Brian (Sharon) Florke, of Brookville; daughters, Ellaine (Charlie) Vopat, of Ellsworth, LeAnn Wood, of Port Wentworth, Ga., and Danielle (Nate ...

Savannah > Rincon Man Indicted on Vehicular Homicide Charges

Tuten, 76 of Estill, SC, and Margaret Woodstock died after being injured in a wreck on Georgia Highway 21. Port Wentworth police initially handled the wreck, then called in the Georgia State Patrol investigators to handle the case. Initial reports said a ...

Rincon man indicted in two traffic fatalities in Port Wentworth

Tuten, 76, of Estill, S.C., and Margaret Woodstock died after being injured in a wreck on Georgia Highway 21. Port Wentworth police initially handled the wreck, then called in the Georgia State Patrol investigators to handle the case. Initial reports said ...

Tanger Outlets Savannah new regional retail mecca

Source: Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. Civic leaders in Port Wentworth are talking about how they can generate ...
At the same time, governing bodies in other Georgia communities — including the west Chatham towns of Garden City and Pooler ...

Wreck closes one southbound lane of Hwy 21 in Port Wentworth

PORT WENTWORTH, GA (WTOC) - A wreck on Hwy 21 in Port Wentworth is likely to cause a few delays during the morning commute Tuesday. Police have one lane of Hwy 21 southbound closed near Rice Creek at this time. Officials say no one was injured.

Wreck cleared on Hwy 21 in Port Wentworth

PORT WENTWORTH, GA (WTOC) - A wreck on Hwy 21 in Port Wentworth caused a few delays during the morning commute Tuesday. Police had one lane of Hwy 21 southbound closed near Rice Creek for about an hour while crews worked to clear the crash. Officials say ...

Second Ga. worksite fatality reported in 10 days

PORT WENTWORTH - Less than two weeks after Jeffrey Thurman of Cumming was crushed to death while working at A.T. Specialty, a worker has been killed in Port Wentworth after a forklift-like machine at the Weyerhaeuser plant crushed him. The Port Wentworth ...

Police shoot stabbing suspect to death in Port Wentworth

PORT WENTWORTH, GA. | State agents are investigating after a Port Wentworth police officer shot and killed a man they say stabbed an officer and two residents of a mobile home park. The Savannah Morning News reports that Georgia Bureau of Investigation ...

UPDATE: GBI investigating deadly officer-involved shooting in Port Wentworth

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (WJCL) — WJCL News has confirmed that one man is dead in an officer-involved shooting in Port Wentworth. The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is currently on scene at the C and S Mobile Home Park off of Highway 21 near Jimmy DeLoach ...

Language Barriers for Spanish-speaking Latinos: Port Wentworth, GA Appoints First Bilingual Chief Judge

The language barriers that Spanish-speaking Latino immigrants face whenever they enter a school hospital or courtroom, particularly in the South, is concerning. Very often, there are no interpreters present to answer questions or to respond when these ...

Exploratory Ventures

I’ve been quite remiss in posting, haven’t I? :( I’ll admit, I have a lot on my mind. I’m in the middle of moving, and while I do have a lot going on to post about, actually getting around to taking p…

Port Wentworth Police: Man shot self, blamed girlfriend

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (WJCL) — Police in Port Wentworth Police have a new suspect in custody in a local shooting – the alleged victim. Police are now saying that Matthew Okumura allegedly shot himself …

UPDATE: Woman no longer person of interest

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — We have just learned that Allessia Allmond is no longer a person of interest in the Port Wentworth shooting. Allmond was brought into custody with the help of the Savannah-Chat…

Police need help finding woman involved in shooting

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL)- Port Wentworth police are investigating a shooting. Details surrounding this shooting are still pretty limited. What we do know is police were called to a home on Holly Spring C…

Friends Of Music Puppet Program Performs at Port Wentworth Elementary School

(Port Wentworth, GA) On Tuesday, March 31, the Savannah Friends of Music performed their Puppet Program at Port Wentworth Elementary School for the Kindergarten classes. The purpose of the Puppet Prog…

Friends Of Music Puppet Program Performs at Port Wentworth Elementary School

(Port Wentworth, GA) On Tuesday, March 31, the Savannah Friends of Music performed their Puppet Program at Port Wentworth Elementary School for the Kindergarten classes. The purpose of the Puppet Prog…

Resident’s hunch, Port Wentworth stop lead to Savannah theft arrest

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WJCL) — Savannah-Cha tham police credit the actions of a quick-thinking resident and collaboration with Port Wentworth police for the arrest of a man who broke into Savannah property int…

Best Cities for Young Families in Georgia

Young families seeking Southern charm, excellent schools and plenty of outdoor recreation can find it all in Georgia. Peach State residents enjoy mild winters and hot, humid summers that are perfect …

Dash cam video released of weekend chase in Effingham County

Devonta Rackeem Winn EFFINGHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WJCL) — WJCL has obtained video of a weekend chase of a suspect by Effingham County sheriff’s deputies. Dashcam video from an Effingham deputy’s patrol car…

Department of Labor announces several employment events

ATLANTA (WJCL) — The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will host recruitment seminars for three employers in Savannah which plan to hire almost 300 employees. All of the recruitment events will be h…


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Ten Most Wanted

The FBI is offering rewards for information leading to the apprehension of the Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. Select the images of suspects to display more information.












    Unlawful Flight to Avoid Prosecution - First Degree Murder (3 Counts), Arson of an Occupied Structure

    REWARD: The FBI is offering a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading directly to the arrest of Robert William Fisher.

    Robert William Fisher is wanted for allegedly killing his wife and two young children and then blowing up the house in which they all lived in Scottsdale, Arizona in April of 2001.

    Fisher is physically fit and is an avid oupoorsman, hunter, and fisherman. He has a noticeable gold crown on his upper left first bicuspid tooth. He may walk with an exaggerated erect posture and his chest pushed out due to a lower back injury. Fisher is known to chew tobacco heavily. He has ties to New Mexico and Florida. Fisher is believed to be in possession of several weapons, including a high-powered rifle.

    Fisher has surgical scars on his lower back.

    • Robert W. Fisher



    Tips to Prevent Data Theft in PORT WENTWORTH GEORGIA

    Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

    • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
    • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
    • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
    • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

    Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.


Fighting against human trafficking in PORT WENTWORTH GEORGIA

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking

After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.



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