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Ex-teacher acquitted of molestation

A former Georgia kindergarten teacher was acquitted today on charges she molested three young girls.

05/11/10 - 7:39pm

Top Ga. court considers judiciary's independence

ATLANTA - Georgia's top court is considering a case today that could impact the independence of the state's judicial branch. The Georgia Supreme Court  will weigh whether a state law designed for the executive branch appli...

05/11/10 - 4:47am

Boy says man tried to abduct him

Authorities are searching for three suspects who allegedly attempted to abduct a child Monday afternoon.

05/28/10 - 9:43pm

Loan company employee charged in thefts

An employee of Empire Loans on Greene Street is in jail after she allegedly opened loan accounts in past customer's names and kept the money for herself. Terri Leiann Mousel, 49, is charged with felony theft by deception, according to Richmond County Jail records. The owner of the business told depu...

05/10/10 - 5:43pm

Ga. hospital reviews 900 mammograms

PERRY, Ga.  - Perry Hospital is offering 900 patients who recently received mammograms there a chance to be re-screened after a hospital error revealed some of them may have received inaccurate results. The hospital says it will also review the 900 mammograms done from last year until April tha...

05/10/10 - 3:41pm

Groups oppose Ga. power plant plan

Environmental groups today filed a legal challenge to state permits that would allow an 850-megawatt, coal-fired power plant to be built in Washington County, Ga. The appeal, filed by the law firm GreenLaw in the Office of State Administrative Hearings, contends permits for the project issued April ...

05/10/10 - 3:08pm

Women fight after movie, police say

A fight involving two movie-goers at Regal Cinemas spilled into the parking lot of the theater and ended with one woman punching another Sunday, police say. The 28-year-old victim told deputies that she got into an argument with another woman because her 2-year-old child was causing a disturban...

05/10/10 - 1:29pm

Augusta man facing federal sex charges

A federal grand jury has indicted Robert Francis Kwasniak, 38, of Augusta, on charges of interstate traveling to engage in illicit sex with a minor; producing child pornography; and possessing child pornography, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.  The indictment s...

05/10/10 - 1:22pm

Columbia fires its police chief

COLUMBIA - Columbia officials on Monday fired the police chief who refused to relinquish the investigation of a car crash involving the city's first black mayor just hours after his election.

05/10/10 - 8:35pm

Mason will not seek Augusta mayor post

Augusta City Commissoners Alvin Mason, the city's mayor pro tem, said today he will seek his commission seat again.

05/10/10 - 3:15pm

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