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Man caught on video tampering with soda machine

A man was caught on video surveillance breaking into a soda machine at an Augusta heating and air business over the weekend. The man, described as white and wearing a baseball hat, dark zip-up jacket and jeans, was seen forcing open a door and entering a secured office area of Plunkett Heating and ...

11/23/09 - 12:14pm

Large candy cane used in attempted burglary

Police say they believe a large plastic candy cane was used in an attempted burglary of an Augusta Kawasaki/Suzuki dealership on Sunday. At about 7:30 p.m. Sunday, an officer found a front window broken out at the 2531 Peach Orchard Road location. Nothing appeared to be missing, but authorities did...

11/23/09 - 12:11pm

Man attempts to pass off counterfeit bill

A man attempted to use a $100 counterfeit bill at an Augusta business Sunday night. According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the man entered the Sprint Food Store on Gordon Highway at about 9 p.m. Sunday and tried to purchase some items with the fake money. When a worke...

11/23/09 - 12:08pm

Police seek suspect in Sunday robbery

Police are looking for a man who they say robbed a GNC store in Augusta Sunday afternoon. The incident occurred at about 5:30 p.m. at the GNC on Bobby Jones Expressway when a man entered the store and told a worker to open the register, noting that he had a sick child, a Richmond County Sheriff...

11/23/09 - 12:05pm

Pastor and family lose home to fire

A well-known pastor and his family lost much of what they own when fire gutted their brick home beside Fort Creek Baptist Church in McDuffie County on Sunday night.

11/23/09 - 11:48am

Mangrum runner-up medal sells for $9,775

The 1940 Masters Tournament runner-up medal given to Lloyd Mangrum has been sold at auction for $9,775. Kenley Matheny of thegolfauction.com said that price included a 15 percent buyer's premium. Only one bid came in for the silver medal, and it matched the reserve price of $8,500. The auction...

11/23/09 - 11:27am

Mower ruled no motor vehicle

ATLANTA — The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that a riding lawn mower does not fit the definition of a motor vehicle. The court, by a 4-3 vote, overturned the conviction of Franklin Lloyd Harris, who was convicted of stealing a riding mower from a Home Depot in Dalton in 2006. Harris was als...

11/23/09 - 10:54am

Toddler kills himself with gun

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A Hall County man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter after his 21-month-old son found a loaded handgun in the home and accidentally shot himself to death. Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland says the father, 33-year-old Raley A. Lane, was in the same room when the...

11/23/09 - 10:54am

Man arrested in fatal stabbing

Authorities arrested a man accused of fatally stabbing his friend during a fight Saturday night. Dancer Wayne Richter, 20, who was stabbed several times, was pronounced dead at 9:59 p.m. at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said in a news release. Mr. Richter died fr...

11/23/09 - 10:41am

Fort Discovery accepts food

Fort Discovery will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but will be open Friday and Saturday, according to a news release. The hours of operation Friday and Saturday will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fort Discovery will resume its regular 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday schedule next week. Accord...

11/23/09 - 10:33am
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