Bianca Cain Johnson

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Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

Coroners training to recognize abuse of elderly, at-risk

By weekend's end, all of the Richmond County Coroner's Office will be trained to spot abuse of the elderly and at-risk, a task that officials say is not easy.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police warn against drinking and driving

Police are advising Super Bowl fans to plan for one of the country's most popular drinking days so they don't find themselves behind bars.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Good Samaritan, 96, robbed

A 96-year-old man told police he was robbed Tuesday while giving someone money for gas.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man arrested after police chase

A Beech Island man is facing charges after leading Richmond County deputies on a two-state chase Wednesday night that reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Fleming Avenue shootings investigated

Two homes and a vehicle were damaged during a Fleming Avenue shooting Tuesday afternoon.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Catalytic converters stolen

Police are investigating after catalytic converters were stolen off vehicles at two Peach Orchard Road businesses.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man charged with child molestation

An Augusta man is facing charges after he made sexual comments and showed pornography to two teenage girls, police said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

No name in Hephzibah fatal fire

Officials are trying to identify a person who died in a Hephzibah fire early this morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Arrest made after man shot in foot

A North Augusta man is facing charges after shooting another man in the foot this morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Railroad crossings updated

Crews with Norfolk Southern already completed upgrades to a track on Peach Orchard Road, and are continuing on Mike Padgett Highway near Lumpkin Road.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

State police chiefs meet in Augusta for conference

About 250 police chiefs from Georgia convened in downtown Augusta this week for the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police winter training conference.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

TVs stolen from area hotel

Police are seeking whoever stole televisions from guest rooms at a Walton Way hotel.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

Use caution when meeting online buyers, sellers

Shopping sites, like Craigslist, connecting sellers with buyers are pretty safe locally, police say, but they ask the public to use caution when meeting a stranger.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

Car wash has $700 in change stolen

Police are seeking a man with heavy pockets who stole $700 in change from an Augusta car wash.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Prison worker accused of smuggling contraband

An Augusta State Medical Prison employee is facing charges after police said she accepted a fraudulent credit card in exchange for bringing contraband to prisoners.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police seek burglary suspect

Police are asking for assistance in their search for a burglary suspect.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Driver sought after truck crashes into drugstore

Authorities are looking for a man who crashed his truck into the front door of the Wal­greens drug store at Furys Ferry and Evans to Locks roads Friday morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Hit-and-run cases difficult to solve

A small bag of car parts sit on Sgt. Danny Whitehead's desk in a brown evidence bag. That and tire marks are the only things a motorist left behind after he struck and killed a Asheville, N.C., ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Futurity vendors find customers loyal

Vendors came from as far away as Texas to fill James Brown Arena and Bell Auditorium with the things cowboys' and cowgirls' dreams are made of.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Aiken police searching for good Samaritan

Aiken police are searching for a good Samaritan who helped save a woman's life after a kidnapping and sexual assault in December 2013.
By Bianca Cain Johnson
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City salaries rose slightly in 2014

The salaries of Augusta-Richmond County employees remained relatively flat over the past year, but some people got big raises. Average full-time pay increased by 1.4 percent to $38,949.19.
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