Bianca Cain Johnson

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3 arrested after carjacking

Three men have been charged with a carjacking early Wednesday morning on McNutt Road.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Car, guns stolen from Aiken town's police department

A police car, weapons and other property were stolen during a break-in at a small Aiken County police department.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cops 'going to have to kill me,' priest slaying suspect told dad

The father of Steven James Murray, who is accused of killing a Florida priest, told police his son called him during a high-speed chase to say police would have to kill him because he wasn't going ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Pedestrian struck on Gordon Highway

A 40-year-old Augusta man was struck by a vehicle Tuesday evening after he attempted to cross Gordon Highway on foot.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

River Watch lights going up

Lights have started going up on River Watch Parkway, but it still might be a few weeks before your nightly drive gets any brighter.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Unused, expired drugs collected this weekend

At least twice a year, agencies across the state join in the Drug Enforcement Adminis­tra­tion's National Take Back Ini­tia­tive. The first one of the year will take place Saturday ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Grovetown wrecks stall I-20

Crashes on eastbound Interstate 20 in Columbia County caused slowdowns Tuesday morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, April 25, 2016

North Augusta man killed while fleeing police

A North Augusta man died early Monday after crashing a motorcycle in Edgefield County while being pursued by police.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man who set himself on fire dies from injuries

Coroner Mark Bowen said Steven Valakos, 37, died at Joseph M. Still Burn Center about 1:30 a.m. Saturday, one day after he lit himself on fire outside a Eisenhower Drive home.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, April 24, 2016

WWII veteran shares tales of survival

A young Walter "Irby" West Jr. never imagined that just 10 months after surviving the sinking of a destroyer escort in the Atlantic Ocean in World War II, he would be in another in the Pacific.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Remains identified as those of missing Florida priest

Crime lab technicians in Atlanta reviewed Rev. Rene Robert's dental records this morning to positively identify the body.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Sheriff's anti-violence effort targets illegal guns

Richmond County Sheriff Rich­ard Roundtree said Wednes­day that he wants to take 500 illegal guns off Au­gus­ta streets in 100 days, and he has the support of local judges and the ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Bond denied in missing priest case

WAYNESBORO, Ga. - Bond was denied Wednesday for a former Aiken County man linked to the disappearance of a Florida priest and facing charges of malice murder.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man attacks people, pets at park, police say

A 26-year-old man is facing charges after he reportedly struck dogs and people while visiting Pendleton King Dog Park during the weekend.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Trinity emergency room locked down after reports of shooting

Deputies were called to 2516 Wrightsboro Road around noon regarding a shooting, which resulted in Trinity Hospital's emergency room going on lockdown.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Arrest after Clearwater bank holdup

A man has been taken into custody shortly after police said he robbed a Clearwater bank.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta woman's death under investigation

Officials are investigating the death of a 22-year-old Augusta woman that occurred after she was involved in "a couple of fights last week."
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Suspect in Fla. priest case linked to Aiken County burglary

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will be assisting in a three-state investigation into the disappearance and apparent death of a Florida priest.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, April 18, 2016

Police re-arrest man who escaped through police car window

An Augusta man tried to escape custody Monday when he climbed out of a window of a police cruiser while handcuffed.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Driver killed in a head-on crash

Charges are pending against the driver of an SUV that hit the front of a pickup Sunday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson
 
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