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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Police search for Alzheimer's victim

Aiken County police are searching for a 70-year-old woman with Alzheimer's who has been missing since Monday evening.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Church security meeting planned

The Aiken Department of Public Safety and FBI will be helping churches develop an emergency operation plan for active shooter situations at a meeting later this month.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, July 13, 2015

Danger of spike strips causing some agencies to rethink use

Richmond and Aiken County sheriff's offices rely on Stop Sticks, a long triangular strip of foam-like material with needle-like spikes embedded in foam-like material.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Plot to smuggle drugs into jail foiled

A Riverdale, Ga., woman is facing charges of bringing her husband methamphetamine during visitation at Augusta State Medical Prison.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, July 10, 2015

Augusta heroin use on the rise

Research released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows heroin use has increased 63 percent from 2002 to 2013.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Pregnant woman tells police she was struck in face in fight with another woman

A pregnant Augusta woman told police she and another woman physically fought when she sought a ride to the hospital for her contractions.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Summer play sites can burn children

Each year children nationwide suffer second- and third-degree burns as they play on equipment that can heat to the mid-100s.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Cab fare robs driver

A Yellow Cab driver told police he was robbed Thursday morning while dropping off a fare at an apartment complex on Bahama Drive.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Man caught with pants down, arrested

An Augusta man is facing charges after being caught with his pants down outside a Center West Parkway apartment building.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Less rain, more heat coming up

The latest models indicate temperatures this weekend will hover around 100, but are not expected to hit triple digits.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Victim identified in Aiken County car crash

The investigation continues into the death of a 41-year-old Aiken man believed killed early Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 1.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, July 6, 2015

Traffic stop turns into drug arrests

An Aiken County couple is facing charges after being caught with methamphetamine, multiple guns and thousands in cash in their vehicle on Sunday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Body cameras behind schedule for sheriff's office

Body cameras for the Richmond County Sheriff's Office have been delayed past the initial July 1 date, but by only a few weeks.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Travel booms for holiday

Rising income and low gas prices are making the year's busiest holiday even busier this year.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

5 charged in credit card scams

Five people from outside the Augusta area have been arrested and more are being sought in a credit card cloning scheme that has been affecting Aiken, Richmond and Columbia County residents since May.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, June 29, 2015

ARC announces Hall of Fame inductees

Ten Academy of Richmond County graduates, including a prolific artist, a newspaper editor and a federal judge, will be inducted into the school's hall of fame this fall.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Beech Island man arrested for assault

A Beech Island man is facing charges after he assaulted a Richmond County man at his home Sunday evening after an argument over a cellphone, police said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

2 wanted on child molestation charges

Police are asking the public's help in the search for two men wanted on child molestation charges.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, June 26, 2015

New Walton Way traffic light test begins

A new Walton Way traffic signal will go into flash mode starting Tuesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

FBI investigates Warrenville church fire

WARRENVILLE - The FBI and other agencies are investigating a fire that destroyed a predominantly black Aiken County church early Fri­day.
By Bianca Cain Johnson
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Thomson teen drowns in McDuffie County

McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall said the body of 19 year-old Marquavious Cummings was discovered at 7:45 p.m. Thursday in about 15 feet of water in a chalk mine pond off Iron Hill Road.
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