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Bodies identified as missing couple

McRAE, Ga. - The Telfair County sheriff says the bodies found Monday are a missing Georgia couple and the suspect has been charged with murder and robbery.
By Russ Bynum

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Jan. 12-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Jan. 12-20

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Weekly crime map, database

A total of 119 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week. Violent crimes during the week included 69 assaults, only one of which was classified as an aggravated assault.


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Train derails near Allendale

MARTIN, S.C. -- A CSX train carrying chemicals derailed in Martin about 2:40 a.m. today, and hazardous-materials teams are working the scene near the Archroma plant, which has been evacuated.
By Laura J. McKenzie

Georgia execution set tonight

A Georgia man whose lawyers say he is intellectually disabled and who has come within hours of execution three times in recent years is scheduled to die tonight unless the U.S. Supreme Court intervenes.
By Kate Brumback

Editorial: Legal protection

Law-abiding citizens absolutely have the God-given right to defend themselves.
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