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Politics 2010: Atlanta not so bad

Generations of politicians have won elections running against capital city crime, traffic and high taxes. Last week, the icy relationship showed more signs of thawing

06/07/10 - 6:08am

Atlanta thieves try to steal ATMs

ATLANTA - Atlanta area thieves seem to want more than the money inside ATMs. They want the whole machine. Atlanta police told WSB television station that for the second time in two days thieve tried to steal an ATM. This time they were unsuccessful. One day after an ATM was stolen from Midtown ...

06/07/10 - 5:45am

Update: Car strikes child on Boykin Road

A 2-year-old boy was hit by a car on Boykin Road at 9 p.m. Sunday after running into the road, according to an incident report.  The child and his family were in their front yard at the 2400 block of Boykin Road playing football at the time of the accident. The driver of the vehicle, 32-year-ol...

06/07/10 - 4:47pm

Robbery reported at Augusta motel

An Augusta man said he was robbed after going to a room at Augusta Lodge, 1520 Gordon Highway, about 10:30 p.m. Saturday with two men he knew only as "Bobo" and "Chief." Upon entering the room, the victim said, two other men who were inside pointed guns at him and demanded his wallet and cash. ...

06/06/10 - 9:24pm

$767,113 raised for MCG children's hospital

The 25th Annual Children's Miracle Network Celebration raised $767,113 for the Medical College of Georgia Children's Medical Center, MCG Health spokeswoman Denise Parrish said today. The fundraiser was telecast live from the hospital's lobby on WRDW-TV (Channel !2) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. today....

06/06/10 - 7:36pm

Vandals break into Jenkins-White School

Between noon and 7 p.m. Friday, someone broke a window to gain entry to Jenkins-White Elementary School, according to a Richmond County incident report. Inside, vandals knocked over computers and cabinets, but no items were reported missing from the 15th Avenue school, the report said....

06/06/10 - 10:43pm

Teen drowns after jumping off SC swing bridge

SOCASTEE, S.C. - A South Carolina teen has drowned after jumping from the swing bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway near Socastee. Authorities told multiple media outlets the boy was swimming with friends this afternoon when he jumped from the bridge and didn't surface. The coroner's office d...

06/06/10 - 7:13pm

Man says wallet was taken in robbery

A man surrendered his wallet to a robber brandishing a black handgun along the 1700 block of Essie McIntyre Boulevard about 4 a.m. Saturday, according to an incident report. The victim told police the robber was wearing jeans and a white T-shirt....

06/06/10 - 7:07pm

McDowell resident reports peeping Tom

A resident of the 2100 block of McDowell Street told police a peeping Tom was looking at her through a window around 9:35 p.m. Friday. The man, who was wearing blue shorts and a white striped shirt, rode away on a red bicycle, according to a Richmond County incident report....

06/06/10 - 6:59pm

Mall store employee admits thefts

An employee of Abercrombie & Fitch at Augusta Mall is suspected in the thefts of $798 in clothing and $2,805 in cash from the store, according to a police report. Store manager Karen Duckworth told Richmond County law enforcement that the 25-year-old employee, who has not been charged, had admit...

06/06/10 - 9:35pm
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