Bianca Cain Johnson

Stories by Bianca Cain Johnson

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

Weather reporting more than just a hobby

Olin Berry and his wife Harriett are one of 23 families in the South Carolina midlands who are "cooperative observers" for the National Weather Service.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Richmond County deputies begin body cam training

Richmond County police officers have begun training for new body cameras, which will begin arriving in the next week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Meeting will inform churches about active shooter situations

Local churches can learn how to prepare for an "active shooter scenario."
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Building dedication held for former sheriff

The new sheriff's office administration building, erected during Ronnie Strength's administration, was named in his honor on Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Woman found in river identified

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A woman was found dead Tuesday morning in the Savannah River.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hospitals see more heat-related illnesses

The high was more than 100 degrees for four consecutive days this week, from Sunday to Wednesday, with a heat index much higher.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sheriff's office body cam policy now in effect

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has finalized its body camera policy, which lays out when officers are required to record interactions with the public.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Children left alone escape fire; mother charged

An Augusta woman has been charged after her home caught fire while her three young children were home alone.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Police hold day camp for kids

It was the third year the sheriff's office worked with the Boys and Girls Club to offer children a day of fun and an opportunity to meet police officers.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Wal-Mart employee arrested after cash, merchandise found missing

A Wrightsboro Road Wal-Mart employee was arrested Sunday after management discovered nearly $2,000 in cash and merchandise missing.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Teen arrested after DNA tests confirm fatherhood

According to a police report, the girl admitted to her mother she had been having sex with Zavia Anderson, now 19, since the summer at both her house and an abandoned house. Anderson denied the ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Fire destroys Aiken apartment building

More than 20 people were displaced after a fire consumed an Aiken apartment building late Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta under heat advisory

A heat advisory is in effect from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. today with temperatures expected to reach between 100 and 102 degrees and heat index values up to 112 degrees.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, July 20, 2015

Woman accused of leaving children unattended to go to bar

A Florida mother was arrested early Monday after leaving three children unattended at Waffle House while she went drinking at Wild Wing Cafe, police said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man arrested on child molestation charges

An 82-year-old man was arrested after he was caught performing oral sex on a teenage girl on Saturday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, July 17, 2015

Deputy slapped with traffic citation

A Columbia County officer was disciplined and issued a citation after a passer-by took video of him traveling at excessive speeds.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Richmond deputy cleared of rape accusation

A Richmond County sheriff's deputy accused of raping a woman in April has been cleared, authorities said Friday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Aiken man acquitted of sex charges

Juan Carlos Gamboa, 53, who owns Gamboa Veterinary Services, was arrested in January 2014 after being accused of committing unlawful acts against two 8-year-old boys.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Some intersections to get new flashing turn signals

Flashing yellow turn signals will begin showing up around the Augusta area next week. They have proved across the country to reduce crashes at busy intersections.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Richmond County bucking traffic fatality trend

The state is on track to have the highest traffic fatality rate in nine years, but Richmond County is seeing another year of decline.
By Bianca Cain Johnson
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Prayer rally held outside Planned Parenthood

With the U.S. Senate scheduled to vote Monday on a bill to strip Planned Parenthood of taxpayer funding, more than 100 residents gathered Sunday for a prayer rally in front of the organization's ...
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