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Friday, Dec. 12, 2014

Drug bust nets more than 100 pounds of marijuana

A search of a south Augusta home led narcotics investigators to more than 100 pounds of high-grade marijuana Friday, authorities said. No arrests have been made.
By Travis Highfield

Vehicle pursuit ends in south Augusta living room

Authorities say one man crashed through the living room of a south Augusta home while fleeing deputies Friday.
By Travis Highfield

Ga. private probation service violated rules

BRUNSWICK, Ga. --- After conducting its compliance review of South Georgia Probation, the Administrative Office of the Courts informed its director, Shea Smith, of its findings of violations ...
By Terry Dickson

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Final evidence given in home invasion, rape case

The final evidence presented in the case against 19-year-old Sam Samuel was his admission that he committed armed robbery, burglary, false imprisonment and a weapon's crime. 
By Sandy Hodson

Doctor gives up DEA registration after probe

An Augusta doctor surrendered his DEA registration number Wednesday after a two-day investigation by the Drug Enforcement Agency and Richmond County Sheriff's Office revealed numerous violations.
By Doug Stutsman

Trial near for mom charged in toddler death

A woman charged with the 2013 death of her toddler could be tried in the next few months.
By Valerie Rowell

Supreme Court denies Sentinel appeal

In an unanimous decision released Thursday, the Georgia Supreme Court denied a motion for reconsideration filed by Sentinel Offender Services.
By Sandy Hodson

Gun found at Augusta airport

A loaded gun was pulled from a carry-on bag at Augusta Regional Airport on Wednesday, making it the third firearm discovered this year.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

Trial begins in Augusta home invasion, rape case

The two men forced their way inside and demanded money, screaming that they were told she had money. But there wasn't any cash in the two-bedroom Harrisburg home. They weren't leaving without ...
By Sandy Hodson

One shot Wednesday evening on Wheeless Road

An unidentified victim was shot Wednesday evening in Richmond County. Approximately 8:10 p.m., deputies responded to 2321 Wheeless Road, where a person was located with a gunshot wound.
By Doug Stutsman

Plaintiffs counter Sentinel's plea to state Supreme Court

Plaintiffs in the civil rights lawsuits against Sentinel Offender Services have fired off a counterattack to Sentinel's plea to the Georgia Supreme Court to reconsider.
By Sandy Hodson

Man hospitalized after being stabbed by girlfriend

Deputies are searching for a female suspect accused of stabbing an Augusta man Tuesday.
By Doug Stutsman

North Augusta man charged with murder

A North Augusta man is facing murder charges in Allendale County after a shooting Saturday killed one and wounded two.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Ga. cops dump sex offender in nearby county

Athens-Clarke County police drove a 51-year-old sex offender back to neighboring Walton County from where he'd come earlier in the day.
By Joe Johnson

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014

Man executed for killing deputy after robbery

JACKSON, Ga. - A Georgia death row inmate who killed a sheriff's deputy is set to be executed.
By Kate Brumback

Teen remains in critical condition after crash

A 15-year-old remains in critical condition following a Sunday car accident that killed four people in McDuffie County.
By Doug Stutsman

Two-year-old homicide still unsolved

Police suspect Hester Jackson, 56, was shot dead when he came home from his job at Wackenhut Services at Savannah River Site on Dec. 8, 2012, and surprised at least one burglar.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Grovetown teen posting Ferguson fliers charged

A Grovetown teen has been charged with criminal trespass after he was caught putting fliers related to recent incidents in Ferguson, Mo., on private property .

Execution tonight for Ga. cop killer

JACKSON, Ga. - A Georgia death row inmate who killed a sheriff's deputy is set to be executed.

Georgia Tech female assault reported

ATLANTA - Georgia Tech police are seeking a suspect accused of assaulting a female student on the Atlanta campus.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Dec. 8-15

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Dec. 8-15

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