Travis Highfield

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Monday, Aug 3, 2015

Cops talk to churchgoers about surviving active shooter

For the second time in as many weeks, local church officials were briefed by law enforcement on how to survive active shooter situations until help arrives.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, Aug 1, 2015

Missing persons cases frustrate families, law enforcement

Using data from local sheriff's offices and the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, The Augusta Chronicle found 46 active cases in the Augusta area.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, July 31, 2015

Authorities address concerns over domestic violence policy

South Carolina authorities say a sheriff's captain misspoke when he suggested that no arrests would be made in domestic violence cases in which the victim is unwilling to press charges.
By Travis Highfield

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Schools look to curb crime rise

While area schools are prepping for the upcoming year, administrators say they're keeping an eye on an area that could impact student achievement - crime.
By Travis Highfield

Man wanted for sex assault on Fort Gordon

The Army Criminal Investigation Command is seeking a man who they say was responsible for a sexual assault at Fort Gordon in November.
By Travis Highfield

Berthoud Pass death ruled suicide

The death of a man on Berthoud Pass was been ruled a suicide, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Suspicious package evacuates Television Park

Television Park was evacuated Tuesday after a suspicious package delivered to the building was found to contain a threat and an unknown substance.
By Travis Highfield

Coroner investigating 'suspicious death'

The Richmond County Coroner's Office is investigating a suspicious death on Berthoud Pass, officials said Tuesday.
By Travis Highfield

North Augustan accused of child exploitation

A North Augusta man is accused of disseminating child pornography after he was caught while using a file sharing service.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, July 27, 2015

FBI talks to churches about active shooter situations

AIKEN -- Churchgoers might not be able to prevent a shooting at a house of worship, but the FBI says there are ways to survive until help arrives.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, July 26, 2015

2005 slaying of woman found with baby still unsolved

Catrina Beatrice Evans was dead nearly a week before she was discovered in her apartment with her 13-month-old child crawling near her feet a decade ago.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Seminar for church leaders will discuss safety measures

In the wake of a shooting that killed nine Charleston churchgoers, the FBI and the Aiken De­part­ment of Public Safety will conduct a briefing to help local church leaders protect against ...
By Travis Highfield

Citations up; fatalities down

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office should pass last year's speeding ticket total, but it's also on track to see fewer traffic fatalities.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, July 24, 2015

Murder suspect now sought by Aiken authorities after assault

A 24-year-old man wanted for murder in Florida is also sought by Aiken County deputies for an assault earlier this week, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Search for next GRU police chief yet to begin

Three weeks have passed since former public safety chief William McBride announced his retirement amid an internal investigation, and Georgia Regents University has yet to start a search for a ...
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Death of teen shaken as baby ruled homicide

September Nicole Watson lost her ability to talk, walk, crawl turn over or feed herself after her father, Jerry Lee Hood, violently shook her when she was just 5 weeks old. She lived the remainder ...
By Travis Highfield

Josey teacher accused of hitting girl with truck while driving intoxicated

A T. W. Josey High School teacher was arrested in Columbus, Ga., over the weekend on several charges including DUI and serious injury by vehicle.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, July 20, 2015

Augusta teen accused of molesting 12-year-old

An Augusta teen is accused of child molestation after deputies say he had sexual contact with a 12-year-old.
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Richmond County school officers train to take wider role

Though school is still out until next month, it’s been anything but a slow summer for Richmond County school safety officers.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, July 17, 2015

Deputies still searching for woman with Alzheimer's

Aiken County authorities still seek a 70-year-old woman with Alzheimer's who they say walked away from her home Monday.
By Travis Highfield
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