No 'criminal intent' in Warrenville church fire, say officials

The cause of Friday's fire at Glover Grove Baptist Church has been classified as undetermined, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
By Doug Stutsman

Suspect in April homicide arrested

A person wanted in the April murder of an Augusta man was arrested Thursday, authorities said.
By Travis Highfield

Driver who fled traffic stop sentenced

A Hephzibah man accused of endangering two sheriff's officers while attempting to flee a traffic stop was sentenced Thursday to a prison term.
By Sandy Hodson

Child abuser headed to prison

An Augusta man who beat his children and sexually assaulted a girl between the ages of 8 and 11 refused to admit his guilt Thursday, but he did enter a plea that spared the children from testifying at trial.
By Sandy Hodson

5 charged in credit card scams

Five people from outside the Augusta area have been arrested and more are being sought in a credit card cloning scheme that has been affecting Aiken, Richmond and Columbia County residents since May.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Richmond County Sheriff's Office to get body cameras in July

Body cameras for the Richmond County Sheriff's Office have been delayed past the initial July 1 date, but by only a few weeks.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Suit filed in stun gun death

The family of the man who died in 2013 after being handcuffed and tased by Richmond County Sheriff's deputies filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Friday against Augusta-Richmond County, Sheriff Richard Roundtree and the two officers involved.
By Tracey McManus

For the record

Richmond County marriage licenses and indictments

Police warn residents of phone scam

The New Ellenton Police Department is warning residents of a scam involving people pretending to be with Aiken Electric Cooperative.
By Doug Stutsman

Court upholds Augusta murder conviction

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled Monday that an Augusta man was fairly tried and convicted of murder in 2012.
By Sandy Hodson

2 wanted on child molestation charges

Police are asking the public's help in the search for two men wanted on child molestation charges.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings June 22-29

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center June 22-29.

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 244 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week.

NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head

NEW YORK (AP) - Brian Moore, who was in a coma after undergoing brain surgery following the Saturday shooting, was pronounced dead at a Queens hospital.
By Michael Balsamo

Reward offered in 2 slayings

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering rewards in two unsolved Aiken County homicides this year.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

For the record

Richmond County indictments and marriage licenses

Suspects sought in Zales Jewelry theft

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects in reference to a theft by shoplifting that occurred at Zales Jewelry Store in the Augusta Mall.
By Doug Stutsman
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University Hospital makes changes to reduce worker injuries

Nurses and nurses' aides are among the most likely to get injured on the job, and the federal government will be getting a lot tougher on health care facilities where those injuries occur. ...
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