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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

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
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