Waterspout spotted in Glynn County

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. -- A water spout was spotted around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday near the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick during a tornado warning.

According to Captain Jay Wiggins, Director of Glynn County Emergency Management, there were no reports of the waterspout making contact with land or causing damage.

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Rabid fox found in Camden County

CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. -- The Camden County Health Department is urging residents to take caution after a person in northern Camden County was exposed to a rabid fox.

The encounter with the rabid fox happened near Waverly and close to the Glynn County line. The Camden resident exposed is undergoing preventive treatment.

RELATED: Bat tests positive for rabies in St. Marys

The health department said no animals in Glynn County have tested positive for rabies. Residents are urged to be cautious of wild animals, especially if they are acting unusually aggressive or exhibit other strange behaviors.

The health department offered the following tips to prevent rabies:

Wanted: Olympic portraits by kids

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- We're counting down to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

As we get closer to the games, we want your kids to get involved. Have your child draw and color his or her favorite Olympic Portrait. Portraits can include the rings, the torch, a favorite athlete or even the new Olympic Stadium in London.

Beginning July 23, 102, we will feature a different portrait each day on Good Morning Jacksonville though the closing ceremony on August 12th.

Simply email your child's photo to olympicportraits@firstcoastnews.com and be sure to watch Good Morning Jacksonville at 5:20 a.m. and 6:20 a.m.

USS Georgia to make homecoming at Kings Bay

KINGS BAY, Ga. -- This Sunday, sailors aboard the USS Georgia will return home.
    
The Ohio-class guided missile submarine will port at Kings Bay.
    
The ship and its crew had been deployed 14 months performing mission in the European and African Command Areas.

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Federal prisoner shot in Kingsland dies

KINGSLAND, Ga. -- A federal prisoner housed at the D. Ray James prison in Folkston, Georgia, who was shot in the parking lot of a medical facility in Kingsland has died at Shands Jacksonville.

Larry Marcell Jr. was at a medical office pavilion on Gross Avenue when he was shot, according to a news release from Kingsland Police Department Public Information Officer Lt. Todd Tetterton.

Tetterton said several calls to the Camden County 911 Dispatch reported that a shooting had taken place. The callers also told police officers from the private prison were involved and that a prisoner was wounded. No one else was injured.

Marcell, 33, was being taken to the medical pavilion for routine medical treatment. He and two other inmates from the prison were in a secure prisoner transport van. Two corrections officers accompanied the three prisoners, Tetterton said.

Bat tests positive for rabies in St. Marys

CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. -- The Camden County Health Department is urging all residents to protect themselves from rabies after a bat in St. Marys tested positive.

If a bat is seen during the day, or in a place where they are not normally found, it should be avoided, as it might be rabid, according to a release from the CCHD.

Residents are encouraged to call Animal Control for assistance with "bat-proofing" their home. Rabies is also spread by animals such as skunks, racoons and foxes.

The CCHD offers these tips to protect against rabies:

- Keep vaccinations up to date for all dogs, cats and ferrets.
- Do not bring wild animals into your home. Call Animal Control for assistance with sick animals.
- Do not attract wild animals by leaving pet food or open garbage cans out overnight.

Evacuations stand a 3rd day as Ga. river floods

KINGSLAND, Ga. -- Dozens of residents in Georgia's southeast corner remain cut off from their homes by floodwaters in Camden County, where the St. Marys River continues to rise.