Stories by Bianca Cain

Friday, Dec. 30, 2011

Woman, 18, accuses lawyer of rape

Richmond County authorities say they are investigating a rape accusation against Augusta lawyer Joseph Neal Jr.
By Bianca Cain

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011

Monday holdup suspect caught

An 18-year-old is in custody after a robbery and attempted robbery on Monday.
By Bianca Cain

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011

Hit-and-run victim identified

A woman in her mid-40s was found dead this morning off Gordon Highway, the victim of a hit-and-run driver, authorities say.
By Bianca Cain

Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

Police: Man tried to run over cop

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is seeking an attempted murder charge against a North Augusta man who police say tried to run over a North Augusta Public Safety officer early Monday morning.
By Bianca Cain

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Residents requesting more security checks

More residents in Columbia County are trying out house watches before leaving for vacation than in years past. This year, the county has completed 65,913 checks - up more than 8,000 from 2010.
By Bianca Cain

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011

Stunned Aiken neighbors react to shootout, officer's death

AIKEN -- Neighbors at Pace's Run Apartments were still talking Wednesday about fatal shooting.
By Bianca Cain

Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011

Campaign to combat holiday DUIs begins

Georgia deputies and state troopers have begun their holiday campaign of zero tolerance for drinking and driving.
By Bianca Cain

Monday, Dec. 19, 2011

Augusta woman charged with taking neighbor's dog

An Augusta woman charged with taking a neighbor's dog told deputies she did so to protect it.
By Bianca Cain

Experts say rain is likely

Rain is possible for the majority of this week, but meteorologists at the National Weather Service in West Columbia expect Christmas Day to go by with only cloudy weather.
By Bianca Cain

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011

Warmer December offers glimpse of what's to come

December temperatures in the Augusta area have been above the normal 59 degrees, and the warm spell should continue throughout winter.
By Bianca Cain

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011

Shooting suspect in custody

A suspect in a Monday shooting in Gloverville is in police custody.
By Bianca Cain

Slaying is second homicide linked to home invasion this year

A man affectionately known in his neighborhood as "Uncle Ronnie" died in his home early Tuesday morning after being shot during a home invasion.
By Bianca Cain

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011

Richmond Hill battles crime

The Richmond Hill emergency response area had the highest number of crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle since the newspaper began collecting data the past six months for its weekly online ...
By Bianca Cain and Sandy Hodson

Friday, Dec. 9, 2011

Robbery suspect identified

Authorities have identified one of the two men who robbed a woman Friday morning as she entered a south Augusta bank to make a business deposit.
By Bianca Cain

Officials identify homeless man found dead

The coroner's office says Frank Brooks, 65, who had been homeless for several years, died of natural causes. His body was found Friday morning on Broad Street.
By Bianca Cain

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011

Authorities investigate fatal shooting

Authorities continue to investigate the Wednesday night fatal shooting of a 23-year-old man on Golden Camp Road.
By Bianca Cain

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011

Family still enjoying 'Makeover' home

Last Dec. 8, hundreds of people and a camera crew crowded McCain Way, where Earnie Graham and her two children live, for the unveiling of a two-story "Extreme Makeover" home. A year later, the ...
By Bianca Cain

Man charged with 2 burglaries at same house

A homeless man has been charged with two back-to-back burglaries at the same Augusta home.
By Bianca Cain

Thieves take $1,200 in church children's change

Deputies were called to a Hephzibah church Tuesday after a pastor discovered $1,200 in change collected by the congregation's children had been stolen.
By Bianca Cain

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011

Crime down during 2011

Aggravated assaults, robbery and rape cases for 2011 are at a five-year low in Richmond County. Last year, aggravated assaults in Richmond County were at a 10-year high.
By Bianca Cain
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