Stories by Luke Thompson

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011

Authorities won’t release details on Thomson boy’s shooting until Friday

THOMSON - Authorities said Wednesday that it will be at least two more days before more details are released on the fatal shooting of 12-year-old Michael Dingus.
By Luke Thompson

Slain McDuffie County boy was 'a good kid'

A 12-year-old boy who died Monday after a shooting in rural McDuffie County was described as a respectful young man who often played with children in the neighborhood.
By Bianca Cain and Luke Thompson

Monday, Aug 8, 2011

Boy, 12, fatally shot in McDuffie

THOMSON --- A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed Monday morning in eastern McDuffie County, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
By Luke Thompson

Sunday, Aug 7, 2011

Airport dog kept birds at bay

After nine months of retirement, Augusta Regional Airport's only four-legged employee is getting accustomed to a more relaxed life.
By Luke Thompson

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Frequent alarms cost taxpayers

Fire department dispatches to a problematic downtown apartment complex are on the rise again, costing thousands of taxpayer dollars.
By Luke Thompson

Friday, July 29, 2011

Crowd gathers to remember teen

Taylor Gazaway's family held a vigil near the scene of his death to celebrate what would have been his 18th birthday.
By Luke Thompson

Accident kills soldier; driver will be charged

One soldier was killed and another injured in an accident Friday afternoon on Gordon Highway, according to Richmond County authorities.
By Luke Thompson

July's heat has turned Augusta into an oven

Even after a slight respite in the middle of the month, Augusta appears to be well on its way to one of the hottest Julys in recent memory.
By Luke Thompson

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Copper cable stolen from home

A $300 copper entrance cable was stolen from an Augusta home owned by Cityside Management Corp. on Wednesday night, according to a report from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
By Luke Thompson

Store reports theft of hair extensions

Another area beauty supply store was the victim of a hair extension thief Wednesday night, according to a report from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
By Luke Thompson

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Woman killed in relative's Burke County home

A 29-year-old Augusta woman was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in her father-in-law's home in Burke County, according to the Burke County sheriff.
By Luke Thompson

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Repeat offenders have similar traits

Richmond County Sheriff's Office Cpt. Bill Reeves says about 75 percent of the inmates at the jail are repeat offenders; a few have been in and out 10 or more times in the past year.
By Luke Thompson

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Man, 35, is arrested in Aiken slaying

A 31-year-old woman is dead after a fight with a man in the front yard of her home in a trailer park off Wagener Road in Aiken.
By Luke Thompson

Aiken man, 35, charged in early morning slaying

Helen Magee was strangled to death following a verbal altercation that took place after midnight Saturday outside her home.
By Luke Thompson

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ga. triathlon series ranked highly

For athletes not quite ready for Augusta's 70.3 Ironman, Georgia offers a series of triathlons suited to less experienced athletes.
By Luke Thompson

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Augusta memorial respects 1898 war

Kenneth Robison and his group honoring the legacies of Spanish-American War soldiers held a memorial service Saturday at Magnolia Cemetery.
By Luke Thompson

Friday, July 15, 2011

Roofers appreciate a cool rain

As a roofer, Charles Corley knows the importance of taking precautions when the sun beats down relentlessly and there's nowhere to hide.
By Luke Thompson

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Fans pay tribute to 'Harry Potter'

Long lines of anxious moviegoers in dresses, ties, robes and other wizard clothing gathered outside the Regal Cinemas at the Augusta Exchange on a rainy Thursday night in preparation for the end ...
By Luke Thompson

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Woman's death ruled homicide

Richmond County investigators have officially ruled the June 19 death of a 46-year-old woman as a homicide, following a second autopsy at an Atlanta crime lab Tuesday.
By Luke Thompson

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Weather keeps power companies busy

Area power companies have had to cope with additional work and expenses after an unusually high number of severe weather events so far this year.
By Luke Thompson
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