Rainbow flag stolen outside church

The Rev. Rick Sosbe hung the flag in front of the Metro­politan Community Church of Our Redeemer on Sunday to celebrate the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling. On Thursday afternoon, he saw it was missing.
By Tracey McManus

Suspect identified in stolen Humvee chase

Authorities have identified a Warrenville man they say led deputies on a chase Friday in a Humvee stolen from Fort Gordon.
By Travis Highfield

Man accused of leading deputies on chase in stolen Humvee

Aiken County authorities arrested a man who they say led deputies on a chase Friday in a stolen Humvee.
By Travis Highfield

Gun stolen from vehicle in downtown Augusta

Deputies say a firearm was stolen from an unsecured vehicle while the victim was working in a hotdog stand on Broad Street late Thursday.
By Travis Highfield

Rainbow flag stolen outside church

The Rev. Rick Sosbe hung the flag in front of the Metro­politan Community Church of Our Redeemer on Sunday to celebrate the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling. On Thursday afternoon, he saw it was missing.
By Tracey McManus

Contractor reports $3,000 in appliances stolen from new house

A local contractor who was putting the finishing touches on a newly constructed house in Hephzibah reported $3,000 in major appliances stolen from the home Wednesday, six days before he planned to sell it.
By Wesley Brown

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

Body cameras behind schedule for sheriff's office

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

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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Georgia state workers, teachers pay more for health care

ATLANTA - Teachers and state employees in Georgia are paying more for their health care than other public sector employees, according to a new study by the state Depart­ment of Community Health.
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