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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Shooting victim found in bed

NORTH AUGUSTA - Police responding to a North Augusta shooting Tuesday found Dakota Cook in bed, with the covers up to his neck and a wound to the face. A shotgun was at the foot of the bed with ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Customer throws shake at worker

A fast-food employee got a face full of milkshake Tuesday from an angry customer, a police report said.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

UGA overdose should be warning, cops say

ATHENS, Ga. -- Authorities on Wednesday said a 21-year-old University of Georgia student found dead in his East Campus Village dorm room three months ago died from an accidental drug overdose.
By Joe Johnson

Fatal accident in downtown Aiken

One person has died after a crash on Laurens Street at Abbeville Avenue in Aiken this morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

SC woman found in burning car

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Authorities have identified a Williamston woman whose body was found inside a burning car in the Honea Path area.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Man attacks woman, teen with metal pipe

Police are looking for a Burke County man who they say entered a home Tuesday, beating the homeowner and her 14-year-old daughter with a metal pipe.
By Travis Highfield

Girard woman missing

Burke County authorities are asking for the public's help to find a Girard, Ga., woman who has been missing since last week.
By Travis Highfield

Man swings at deputy, falls into cruiser

A man found with drugs in his possession was injured Monday night, police said, when he fell face first into a police cruiser while attempting to strike a police officer.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wife charged with killing husband

NORTH AUGUSTA - A woman was charged Tuesday with shooting her husband in their North Augusta Gardens apartment while their four small children were home.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Ga. man charged after daughter's shotgun death

WAYCROSS, Ga. -- The father of a 10-year-old girl accidentally shot to death Friday has been charged in the illegal possession of the shotgun that killed her.
By Terry Dickson

Ex-UGA coach Jim Donnan co-defendant pleads guilty

ATHENS, Ga. -- An Ohio man charged with operating a Ponzi scheme with former University of Georgia football coach Jim Donnan has pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge.
By Lee Shearer

Ga. man kept pregnant teen murder victim under watch

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 34-year-old man apparently kept his pregnant teenage girlfriend under surveillance before he allegedly beat her to death at their Jackson County home outside of Jefferson.
By Joe Johnson

Bandits hit three loan companies in 24 hours

Police are investigating two armed robberies and one attempted armed robbery of Aiken area loan offices that happened in a 24-year period.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Coroner identifies shooting victim

Police are investigating a shooting death that began as an altercation on Broad Street Tuesday morning and ended with a North Augusta man dead a mile away.
By Bill Kirby

Monday, April 7, 2014

Olympian takes stand, apologizes

PRETORIA, South Africa - His voice shaking, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand Monday for the first time, testifying that he was trying to protect the girlfriend he killed.
By Christopher Torchia

Arrested 2nd time at Augusta National

A Pennsylvania man arrested over the weekend for driving onto the grounds of the Augusta National Golf Club was caught trying to do it again Monday, this time claiming to be the father of 2013 ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Weekend death, fire remain mystery

Multiple police agencies continue to investigate a suspicious fire where police discovered a man dead and a woman on fire.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Aiken suspects arrested; drugs, guns seized

Six people, including an Aiken Safe Communities participant, have been jailed following an investigation into trafficking and selling narcotics.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Tenn. slaying fugitives caught in Newberry

NEWBERRY, S.C. - The four Tennessee teens who led police on a 10-hour chase last week are due in court in South Carolina.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Officers awarded decals for arrests

For about three months now, Harlem police officers who make self-initiated felony arrests have been awarded red lightning bolt decals to place on their patrol cars just above the driver side wheel ...
By Travis Highfield

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings April 7-14

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center April 7-14.

Richmond County registered sex offenders

See photos and information for 406 registered sex offenders living in Richmond County. Updated Nov. 7, 2013.

Weekly Richmond County crime map and database

Violent crimes during the week included 13 robberies in 11 emergency response areas of the city.

Top headlines

Regents approve tuition hikes

DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved Tuesday by the state Board of Regents, including the largest ...