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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

Designer drugs create problems for death investigators

Designer drugs are less common than they were five years ago, but the chemicals continue to cause problems in trying to determine cause of death through toxicology reports and post-mortem ...
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Locals capitalize on mission to Pluto

As new images of Pluto filter in from NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, local groups are offering educational programs to put the latest discoveries in perspective.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Cumbee Center announces new executive director

The center announced Susan Selden as the new executive director succeeding Kay Mixon, who retired in March after more than 30 years at the center.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Domestic violence reports on decline

Reports of domestic violence have declined in recent years, but officials say that isn't an indicator that the problem is going away.
By Travis Highfield

Killing of store owner still unsolved

Richmond County sheriff's investigators say they have no new leads in the 1997 killing of longtime convenience store owner Albert "Buddy" Pendry.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, July 10, 2015

GRU still blocking access to records on investigation into ex-chief

Despite saying earlier that an investigation of its former public safety chief had been "rescinded," Georgia Regents University again denied a request for documents about why he was put on ...
By Travis Highfield

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Grovetown man charged in June slaying

A Grovetown man who answered his door with a knife lodged in his chest last month has been charged with his wife's murder, authorities said.
By Travis Highfield

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Augusta man charged with arson in couch fire

An Augusta man is accused of arson after fire officials say he set fire to a couch at Bon Air Apartments late Monday.
By Travis Highfield

Man caught on camera eluding police in stolen Humvee

A Warrenville man accused of leading deputies on a chase in a stolen Humvee was caught on tape attempting to ram a police vehicle.
By Travis Highfield

Monday, July 6, 2015

Dashcam footage offers glance into fatal shooting at jailer's home

An Aiken County jailer arrested in June in the fatal shooting of his wife told police he pointed his newly-purchased M4 assault rifle away from her and checked to make sure the gun wasn't loaded ...
By Travis Highfield

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Arson suspected in Hephzibah house fire

A fire at a vacant house on Ben­nington Drive in Hephzibah on Friday might have been the work of an arsonist, officials say.
By Travis Highfield

Suspect identified in stolen Humvee chase

Authorities have identified a Warrenville man they say led deputies on a chase Friday in a Humvee stolen from Fort Gordon.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, July 3, 2015

Gruesome injury reported at trampoline park

An ambulance was called to the AirStrike trampoline park Friday in reference to a broken leg, though a witness said the victim's foot appeared to be nearly cut off at the ankle.
By Travis Highfield

Man accused of leading deputies on chase in stolen Humvee

Aiken County authorities arrested a man who they say led deputies on a chase Friday in a stolen Humvee.
By Travis Highfield

Gun stolen from vehicle in downtown Augusta

Deputies say a firearm was stolen from an unsecured vehicle while the victim was working in a hotdog stand on Broad Street late Thursday.
By Travis Highfield

ATV accident in Edgefield County kills man

An Aiken man was killed following an ATV accident in Edgefield County early Friday, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Suspect in April homicide arrested

A person wanted in the April murder of an Augusta man was arrested Thursday, authorities said.
By Travis Highfield

Declaration signer's home to open for tours

For the second year in a row, Meadow Garden, the historic home of Declaration of Inde­pendence signer George Walton, will open its doors on the Fourth of July.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Hot confines of car can be deadly to pets

With temperatures reaching triple digits, officials are advising pet owners to leave their furry friends at home when running errands.
By Travis Highfield
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