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Monday, May 23, 2016

Man set to enter plea in slaying of wife kills himself

A Grovetown man set to enter a plea to murder charges in the stabbing of his wife killed himself Monday morning. Philip S. West was to enter an Alford plea Monday in Columbia County Superior ...
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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Italy earthquake kills dozens
A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 50 people were killed and hundreds injured as rescue crews raced to ...