Stories by Sandy Hodson and Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

North Augusta man accused of sex offense back in custody after fleeing

On Wednesday afternoon, U.S. Magistrate Judge Brian K. Epps ruled Russell Benjamin will be incarcerated until the criminal case against him is disposed of, and that Benjamin must forfeit his ...
By Sandy Hodson and Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

FBI arrests Coroner Grover Tuten

Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten was arrested Thursday in a joint state-federal investigation on a charge of stealing a car from a deceased man or his family.
By Sandy Hodson and Bianca Cain Johnson

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

River Watch crash victim dies

Amelia Hiltz, 33, who was married and had two small children, died Tuesday at University Hospital from complications, authorities said.
By Sandy Hodson and Bianca Cain Johnson
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Augusta fire marshal indicted on extortion charges
According to the federal indictment returned by a grand jury Thursday, Augusta Fire Marshal Jason Beard is accused of extorting money from nightclub owners and managers with threats of economic harm.
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