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Slight sleet across region , but few problems

Wintry weather has brought precipitation over portions of the Augusta region late today, but few problems. There were reports of light sleet and flurries falling in Columbia County. however, County Emergency and Operations Division Director Pam Tucker said it should not cause any problems on the ro...

01/07/10 - 9:56pm

UGA dorm fight leads to arrests

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia police arrested a student and her boyfriend early Wednesday after she locked him in a room at her Russell Hall dormitory during an alcohol-fueled dispute, UGA police said. Lacey Erin Peek, 19, and her boyfriend, Kyle Brian Monson, 18, were each charged with und...

01/07/10 - 7:05am

South Georgia duck hunt ends with 1 dead, 1 hospitalized

BRUNSWICK, Ga. - A Baxley couple's duck-hunting trip ended tragically on the Altamaha River. Appling County sheriff's deputies recovered the body of Archie Courson, 32, shortly before 9 a.m. Wednesday a few hundred yards from where he and his girlfriend, Gwen Spell, were thrown overboard wh...

01/07/10 - 7:00am

Man killed wife, then drove body to police in bed of truck, cops say

DECATUR, Ga. — Officials have arrested a DeKalb County man who they say drove to police headquarters with his wife's body in the bed of his pickup truck and told them he killed her. DeKalb County Police Chief William O'Brien said 46-year-old Dennis Ronald Allaben, of Tucker, visited r...

01/07/10 - 7:24am

Ga. prison releases Augusta serial rape suspect by mistake

Charles “Tony” Anthony James, 34, still faces charges that include aggravated sodomy, kidnapping, armed robbery and aggravated battery in attacks on three Augusta women in May and June of 2008.

01/29/10 - 8:34am

Aiken man sentenced for sex assault of child

Marcus Antonio Mitchell, 32, pled guilty to two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor in the second degree.

01/06/10 - 6:33pm

Fire causes heavy damages to house in McDuffie County

DEARING, GA. -- More than a dozen firefighters battled a fire that caused considerable damages to a house near Dearing this afternoon. There were no injuries reported. Bobby and Janice Evans were in nearby Harlem when they got word from a neighbor that their home, located at 5461 Adams Chapel Road...

01/06/10 - 5:47pm

Fire causes heavy damage to house in McDuffie County

More than a dozen firefighters battled a fire that caused considerable damages to a house near Dearing this afternoon.

01/06/10 - 8:16pm

ASU assistant physics professor gets honor

Augusta State University assistant professor Trinanjan Datta has received a national honor in the field of physics. Dr. Datta has been named one of seven theoretical physicists in the U.S. to be named a Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara, ...

01/06/10 - 5:38pm

5 years later, Graniteville still remembers deadly train crash

GRANITEVILLE -- When Don Laird drives by the intersection of Canal Street and Aiken Road, he said his mind goes back to the phone call he received on Jan. 6, 2005. His brother had called him to say his son had not returned home. Mr. Laird said he knew almost instantly that his nephew would not be r...

01/06/10 - 6:33pm
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