Bianca Cain Johnson

Stories by Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Fire damages Buffalo Wild Wings

An Augusta restaurant was damaged in an early-morning fire.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

2 face illegal hunting charges

An Augusta couple has been charged after being caught hunting without permission in the Hephzibah on Monday, authorities say.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

Mike Padgett wreck kills woman, 20

A woman died Tuesday morning after her northbound Jeep Cherokee crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a tractor trailer truck on Mike Padgett Highway.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Holiday drinkers offered free tow

Bud Light and AAA are teaming up again to prevent accidents, deaths and unsightly police mug shots by offering free tow for intoxicated drivers.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Salvation Army seeks food donations during repairs

The Salvation Army is seeking food donations to cover a period when the kitchen will be closed for repairs.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Augusta Fire Department gets new engine

Between now and mid-2015, the Augusta Fire Department will replace two-thirds of its trucks with new, enhanced firefighting vehicles.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Brown turkey tradition continues

The annual James Brown Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway was held Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Venue change sought in Aiken police slaying

Judge Clifton Newman told attorneys for Stephon Carter that a motion to move the venue or select jurors outside Aiken County was premature. Carter is accused of killing Public Safety Officer ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Cop-killer suspect in Aiken court today

AIKEN -- Stephon Morrell Carter, of Aiken, was in court Friday for a hearing in the slaying of an Aiken policeman almost three years ago.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

Salvation Army is ringing bells

Bells will be ringing around Augusta through Christmas Eve as the Salvation Army holds its annual Red Kettle campaign.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

Augustans prepare for winter

Wintery weather came early this year as a large cold front pushed across the area bringing record-breaking temperatures Wednesday and nearly the same Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Aiken County woman disappeared in 1989

Rebecca Shores was 21 and pregnant when she went missing in 1989. Her bones were discovered near her home over the next nearly two years. The in-between remains a mystery.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

New radio frequencies aid response

The addition of two police radio channels is already alleviating problems for deputies and dispatchers. The sheriff's office added two frequencies on Nov. 12 after a year of research and preparation.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Walton Way wreck injures 4

Police said alcohol possibly played a role in a one-vehicle accident on Walton Way that sent four people to the hospital on Wednesday morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Medical issues eyed as cause for burned vehicle

Burke County investigators are still trying to piece together what might have happened to a person who was found dead in a Ford Windstar van on Saturday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

3 arrested in Monday shootings

 Authorities determined that all three were shot at Ethan Way at Matthew Court when two groups met to conduct a drug transaction.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014

Driver eludes deputy despite stun gun

Police said electric gun's prongs were still in a suspect when he drove away from a traffic stop Sunday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014

Holidays bring home-fire safety precautions

Nearly 47,000 fires occur nationally during the winter holidays, claiming more than 500 lives, 2,200 injures and costing $554 million in property damage.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014

Vehicle damages wall at business

A Deans Bridge Road business was damaged Wednesday when someone crashed a vehicle into a wall.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Deputy injured during chase of suspect

A Richmond County deputy was injured while chasing a fleeing suspect wanted on multiple felony warrants.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

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