Officer resigned amid sexual harassment allegations

An Augusta University officer who resigned last week had been accused of sexually harassing female employees in the College of Dental Medicine as recently as last month.
By Travis Highfield

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Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Dead Ga. baby had meth in system

NEWNAN, Ga. - Authorities say an infant found dead in her mother's bed in Coweta County had methamphetamine in her system.

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015

UPDATE: Kelly Gissendaner put to death

ATLANTA -- Georgia executes woman convicted in husband's death; 1st woman executed in state in 70 years.
By Kate Brumback

Homeless man wanted in theft at Blue Sky Kitchen

Surveillance video showed a homeless man who had helped clean the business taking the money, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office incident report.
By Doug Stutsman

Trial date set for woman accused of exploitation of an elderly person

A woman accused of taking advantage of a 96-year-old dementia patient by helping herself to the elderly woman’s bank account is headed to trial next month.
By Sandy Hodson

Group helps sheriff's office pay for K-9

David Alalof of the Shield Club presented the sheriff's office with a check for $8,500 Tuesday that will cover Axle's purchase and training.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

UPDATE: State Supreme Court denies stay of execution

Both the federal and state Supreme Courts have denied the application for a stay of execution for the only woman on Georgia's death row. 
By Walter C. Jones

Company smuggled police badges, feds say

ATLANTA - A German company that smuggled realistic-looking police badges into the U.S. in an online sales operation is now facing criminal charges after an undercover FBI investigation, federal ...
By Jeff Martin

Man arrested in September car chase

A man has been arrested in a car chase earlier this month with Hephzibah police that ended in a wreck.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Theft investigation underway in Richmond County Juvenile Court

Paralegal Erin Schmidt, who is no longer employed by juvenile court, is under investigation for theft by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
By Susan McCord

UGA student charged in co-ed rape

ATHENS, Ga. - A University of Georgia student has been accused of raping another student in a dorm room.

Monday, Sept. 28, 2015

Police seek assault suspect

Dexter Corderro Barnett, 28, is being sought for a Sunday aggravated assault. Police say he is believed to be living around either Laney-Walker Boulevard or Peach Orchard Road.

$19,000 in parts removed from dozer

About $19,000 worth of parts were removed from a bulldozer.
By Doug Stutsman

Computers stolen from consultant

A pair of computers were stolen from an Augusta educational consultant, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta man suspect in unsolved homicide

Vincent Maurice Hampton, 44, came to the attention of North Augusta police in April when there was a DNA hit between Hampton's DNA and an unknown DNA sample extracted from evidence gathered in the ...
By Sandy Hodson

No prosecution in steroid case

District Attorney Ashley Wright said today there was not enough evidence to prosecute any Richmond County sheriff's deputies for illegal steriod use.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Doug Stutsman

Man gets prison term for machete assault

Frank M. Asuncion, 31, also pleaded guilty to unrelated charges of shoplifting and misdemeanor obstruction of an officer for trying to steal two computers and a coat from Wal-Mart.

10 shot outside Georgia bar

Ten people were struck by gunshots when a gambling dispute boiled over into a barrage of gunfire inside a crowded barroom, but all of the victims are expected to survive, authorities in a small ...
By Jeff Martin

Safety officer no longer at university

Augusta University officials confirm that Wesley Martin, an officer recently placed on leave and found to have used force more than his peers, is no longer employed the school.
By Travis Highfield

Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

Murder mystery: Winkler's 1997 death remains unsolved

For two days, Todd Gerald Winkler hadn't returned phone calls to friends or family members.
By Doug Stutsman

Two people shot early Sunday in Augusta

Two people sustained gunshot wounds early Sunday in Richmond County, officials say.
By Doug Stutsman

Search: Georgia sex offender map

Search the map for sex offenders registered in Burke, Columbia, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Warren and Washington counties.

Richmond County registered sex offenders

See photos and information for registered sex offenders living in Richmond County.  Updated Jul. 17, 2015.

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Sept. 21-Oct. 5.
Kelly Gissendaner

Witnesses, visitors recount Gissendaner's final moments

Kelly Gis­sen­daner sobbed, then apologized and described her husband, Doug Gissandaner, as “an amazing man.” And then she sang Amazing Grace until she died at 12:21 a.m., according to witnesses.

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes during the week included 86 assaults, three of which were classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults in a single day, 14, occurred on Oct. 3. There were also four robberies.

3 arrested in July armed robbery

North Augusta Public Safety officers have arrested three people who they say robbed a Taco Bell last month.
By Travis Highfield
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