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Man in custody after SWAT unit sent to Pepperidge subdivision

An afternoon standoff between a local man and the Richmond County Sheriff’s SWAT team ended when he was talked out of his home peacefully by a friend. Lorenzo Cunningham, 55, of 3410 Danvers Avenue, was charged with terroristic threats and acts, simple battery and simple assault stemming from...

06/09/09 - 5:29pm

Nurse shot in parking lot

A nurse was shot this morning as she walked to Select Specialty Hospital to begin her shift, according to Investigator Patrick Cullinan of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office. Investigator Cullinan said Lisa Escalante, 32, was leaving the hospital’s employee parking lot on Wrights Avenue...

06/09/09 - 12:21pm

Hockey: Sutter resigns as Devils coach

NEWARK, N.J. – Brent Sutter has resigned as the coach of the New Jersey Devils after just two seasons. Sutter on Tuesday cited family reasons in making the decision, saying the Devils’ crushing loss to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff serie...

06/09/09 - 12:17pm

Truck stolen at gunpoint in North Augusta

North Augusta police are looking today for a man who stole a vehicle at gunpoint Monday. The 22-year-old victim told police that while he was at Riverview Park about 9 p.m., a black man wearing black pants and a dark wool hat pointed a shotgun at him and demanded the keys to his truck. The man was...

06/09/09 - 12:08pm

ID theft case under way in federal court

A man accused of conducting an elaborate identy theft scheme to cash in on more than $630,000 in fraudulent tax returns made his first court appearance in Augusta this morning. Anthony Davila, 44, has been living in Tampa but federal investigators allege while living in the Augusta area from Januar...

06/09/09 - 11:16am

Former day-care center director sentenced to 5 years

BRUNSWICK, Ga. — A judge has sentenced the former director of a south Georgia church daycare center to five years in federal prison for stealing more than $100,000. U.S. District Judge Anthony Alaimo sentenced Small on Monday. Prosecutors say 49-year-old Harriette Stafford Small used the mone...

06/09/09 - 11:02am

Former Orangeburg councilman wants out probation reduced

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — The former Orangeburg County councilman who served a year in prison for bribery and extortion has asked a judge to cut short his three-year supervised release. In a letter filed with the court Monday, John Rickenbacker told a federal judge that his work as a constituent liai...

06/09/09 - 10:59am

Woman killed when she is crushed between 2 trucks

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Investigators say a 25-year-old Lawrenceville mother of two has been killed when she was crushed between two trucks while trying to tell a driver to slow down. Police said Sabrina Stanek was killed when a pickup truck driven by 39-year-old Constantine Toncz Sunday night, r...

06/09/09 - 1:04pm

Federal report details Atlanta housing decline

ATLANTA — A new federal report shows the Atlanta area's housing market continued to decline during the first quarter of 2009. Data gathered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development examined housing construction in the 28-county Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metropolitan ar...

06/09/09 - 10:44am

Suspended NFL star Vick back in bankruptcy court

NORFOLK, Va. - Suspended NFL star Michael Vick has a deadline of July 2 to tell a bankruptcy judge how he plans to pay back his creditors. A federal bankruptcy judge in Virginia set the date for a new plan at a hearing Tuesday. Judge Frank Santoro rejected Vick's initial bankruptcy plan in Apr...

06/09/09 - 2:14pm

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