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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Louisville man charged with arson

Wallace Lane Jr., 30, allegedly set fire to a home with his three children inside after a dispute over money. He is charged with first degree arson and terroristic acts and threats.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Authorities looking for shooting suspect

Dominique Roscelo Johnson is a suspect in a Tuesday shooting in Nicholson Village.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Police warn of phone scam

Aiken police are warning against a telephone scam where callers claim to be law enforcement officials.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Burglary at Christenberry reported

Richmond County police are investigating a second burglary at Georgia Regents University's Christenberry Fieldhouse in less than a month.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Children unattended, moms arrested

One mother abandoned her 2-year-old son at a street corner. The other mother left her daughters, ages 12 and 15, alone in a parked car while she went to work.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man arrested in threats to attorney

A Hephzibah man is facing charges in connection to multiple threatening text messages and e-mails to Augusta attorney John Long and his sister.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, June 20, 2014

New SC texting law difficult to enforce

South Carolina has a new law to enforce, but local Georgia police say it can be difficult. The Palmetto State became the 49th to outlaw texting while driving for all drivers on June 9. Georgia ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Deputy: Freeing child from SUV part of job

A Richmond County sheriff's deputy says it was a team effort as he and others worked rapidly Thursday morning to free a newborn baby left locked inside a hot car.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Augusta shoplifting suspect sought

Police are searching for a man suspected of shoplifting Wednesday from Family Dollar on Wrightsboro Road.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Mother faces cruelty charges

A 29-year-old mother is facing child cruelty charges after her two young children were found with bruises to the body.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

North Augusta explains skull mystery

A former North Augusta High School student has explained the mystery of a human skull that turned up at a recycling center earlier this month, police said Wednesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

No more calls about bear

A wandering black bear that caused alarm Sunday after being spotted in a home and later a parking lot has not been spotted since then, Department of Natural Resources officials said Wednesday.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Smoke blamed on landfill fire

Richmond County officials said Wednesday the smoke hanging over Richmond and Columbia counties is the result of a private company, not a county landfill like initially believed.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Ex-commissioner sentenced for shoplifting

Paul William "Bill" Hiers, 69, was sentenced Monday, June 2, to 20 days in the Columbia County jail.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Florida Georgia Line concert carts missing

Three golf carts are missing after being used at Friday's Florida Georgia Line concert at Lake Olmstead, according to a Richmond County sheriff's incident report.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, June 16, 2014

Bear seen in Martinez house

A wandering black bear has caused a stir of conversation for locals after being spotted at a Washington Road car dealership and breaking into a Columbia County home.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Friday, June 13, 2014

Contraband disappearing from local jails

Drugs and homemade weapons being found in local jail cells is almost a thing of the past. Inmates are still "ingenious" with the things they attempt and jailers have learned to be cautious of ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Ranger enjoys 'different' police work

Bobby Timmerman is often confused with a corps of engineers employee or a park ranger, but his correct title is conservation ranger.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Child struck, injured by vehicle

A 2-year-old was injured by a vehicle in Monetta, S.C. on Thursday evening.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Man charged in Aiken shooting

The Aiken Department of Public Safety secured warrants for Marion Lonelle Pope for three counts of assault in the first degree.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Top headlines

Vogtle workforce hits 4,200

About 4,200 workers are employed at the Plant Vogtle expansion project where the first two reactors built in the U.S. in more than three decades are rising from the red clay.