Bianca Cain Johnson

Stories by Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Man breaks into Wheeler Road package store

Police said a man in a mask broke into a Wheeler Road liquor store Sunday morning and took a gallon of vodka.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man arrested in Barton Chapel shooting

Robert Lewis Monroe, 38, is charged with criminal damage to property in the first degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Elderly woman dies from wreck injuries

Sarah Brown, 89, was pronounced dead about 11 p.m. Saturday at Georgia Regents Medical Center as a result of blunt force injuries sustained in the Aug. 24 wreck.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Lane closures this week on I-20

The lane closure will affect the westbound side of I-20 between the Savannah River and the Augusta Canal.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

I-20 work to close some lanes

Lane closures on Interstate 20 near the state line will return this week as Georgia Department of Transportation crews continue to replace slabs.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Orange buildings shed light on hunger

Buildings across Augusta will glow orange this week to raise awareness for Hunger Action Month in September.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, Aug 28, 2015

Command sergeant major relinquishes command at ceremony

In a change of command ceremony Friday morning at Fort Gordon, Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Brooks, of the Seventh Signal Command (Theater), relinquished command to Command Sgt. Maj. Kristine Purnell.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police investigate miscarriage after assault arrest

Police are investigating a woman's miscarriage that occurred shortly after she reported an assault by the unborn child's father, authorities said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Infant death leads to murder charge

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Takela Jones was caring for Sidney Lewis, who was 5 weeks old, at the time the infant suffered injuries that resulted in her death Monday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Burke slaying suspect arrested

A 22-year-old is facing a murder charge in connection to a badly decomposed body discovered in Burke County last week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Helms College open house today

Helms College will hold an open house today for prospective students and parents.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

Pedestrian injured near GRU

A pedestrian was injured after being struck in the crosswalk on Harper Street near Georgia Regents Medical Center emergency room.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Officials search for man accused of robbery, firing shots at bar

Richmond County sheriff's officials said a Finish Line Cafe employee and several customers were walking to their vehicles around 2:50 a.m. when an unknown man in a ski mask approached and demanded ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Two men arrested in separate crimes at Family Dollar store

Two men are facing charges after two unrelated crimes at an Family Dollar on Broad Street in the past week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Pet microchipping offered Saturday

A low-cost rabies and microchipping clinic will be held this Saturday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

Swanee Quintet's Percy Griffin always had a song

Percy Griffin Sr., one of the lead singers for the Swanee Quntet, always had a song in his heart, friends said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, Aug 24, 2015

Devoted musician Alan Drake dies

To those who knew Alan Drake, it was evident music was his life.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

I-20 repairs to slow traffic

Slab replacement on westbound Interstate 20 from the Savannah River to the Augusta Canal will affect drivers this week.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Backhoe pushed car through intersection

An Evans man is facing charges after he pushed a woman's vehicle through of an intersection when she failed to move soon enough for the green light, police said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sunday, Aug 23, 2015

Killer of two women in 2010 case never found

A passerby alerted police after finding the bodies of Nancy Cushman, 19, of Beech Island, and Angela Brooks, 17, of Warrenville, in an empty lot near the railroad track at Twiggs Street and Laney ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson
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