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Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

Officer killed in 1919 to be honored in Washington

Nearly 100 years after his death, the legacy of Richmond County police officer Richard Morgan will be enshrined at the U.S. Capitol during the annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service.
By Doug Stutsman

30-year-old Aiken County case remains unsolved

It was late one day in January 1986 that the body of Tammy Lynn Thomas was found off Interstate 20 in Aiken County, and 30 years later investigators still haven't found her killer.
By Travis Highfield

Three Augusta men arrested on drug charges

Three Augusta men were arrested late Saturday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta teenager robbed at gunpoint

An Augusta teenager was robbed at gunpoint Friday, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

Mother, son arrested for shoplifting at Augusta Mall

A mother and son were arrested Saturday and charged with shoplifting from the Augusta Mall.
By Doug Stutsman

Richmond County traffic citations decline

Richmond County traffic citations dropped in 2015 by more than 4 percent from the previous year, according to an analysis of the tickets.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016

2 suspects sought in Aiken shooting

A man was shot in Aiken Saturday and the Department of Public Safety is asking the public's help in finding two suspects.

Officer injuries down in Richmond, Aiken counties

More often than not, local deputies were hurt while fighting with or pursuing suspects in 2014 and 2015. Vehicle accidents ranked second in frequency.
By Travis Highfield

North Augusta holdup suspects sought

North Augusta Public Safety is asking the public's help in identifying two individuals.

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

Bond denied for man accused of stabbing Richmond County Sheriff's officer

Jamarrio B. Walker is charged with aggravated assault Jan. 6 on Capt. Bill Reeves.

Man denied bond in crash that paralyzed victim

Rondell Hocker, 44, faces a charge of serious injury by vehicle. He will remain in jail pending possible indictment and trial in Richmond County Superior Court.
By Sandy Hodson

Student shot by officer pleads guilty to reduced charges

Donte Stewart had faced a possible prison term of five to 20 years if a jury had believed he tried to run over then Georgia Regents University Officer Wesley Martin on Feb. 21, 2014.
By Sandy Hodson

Slaying suspect denied bond

A second suspect in the December slaying of Randy Ramos was denied bond Friday, though the judge said he would reconsider if the defendant can provide evidence he will stay in Augusta if released.
By Sandy Hodson

Suspect gets bond in kidnapping case

A $25,000 bond was set Friday for an Augusta man accused of threatening a theft suspect at gunpoint.
By Sandy Hodson

Judge allowing key evidence in hot SUV death case

A judge is allowing prosecutors to use key evidence collected by police in the case of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son to die in a hot SUV.

Police offer safety advice when meeting to handle online sale

Police are offering tips on "robbery by appointment" scams that are affecting people across the country.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Ga. saw child fatalities drop in 2014

ATLANTA - More than 500 Georgia children died in 2014 in circumstances that triggered a state review, and more than half of them could have been prevented.
By Walter C. Jones

Bill would allow guns on campus

A renewed effort to allow guns to be carried on college campuses has surfaced at the Georgia General Assembly.
By Jim Thompson

Cosmetic surgeon faces life in prison

MARIETTA, Ga. - A Cobb County cosmetic surgeon tied to the deaths of two patients is facing the possibility of life in prison.

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

Suspects sought after attempted armed robbery

About 9 p.m., Aiken police officers responded to the Wal-Mart at 2035 Whiskey Road in reference to two suspects in possession of handguns.
By Doug Stutsman

Updated: Sex offender search

Search the map for photos and information on registered sex offenders living in Burke, Columbia, McDuffie and Richmond counties.

Slideshow: Latest Columbia County bookings

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center Feb. 1-7.

Weekly crime map, database

There were a total of 283 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle that were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff Office Jan. 20-26.

Person robbed on Deans Bridge Road

About 10 p.m. Thursday, deputies responded to 4706 Deans Bridge Road, where a person had been robbed at gunpoint, according to Richmond County dispatch.
By Doug Stutsman
 
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