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Friday, June 26, 2015

City worker arrested after funds go missing

An administrative assistant with Augusta's Fleet Management department is accused of theft by taking after more than $66,000 was reported missing.

Vehicle pursuits usually end with arrest

You can try to run from the police, but recent numbers show that vehicle pursuits in the Augusta area most often end favorably for law enforcement.

Obama delivers eulogy for slain state Sen. Clementa Pinckney

President Obama delivered a passionate discourse on America's racial history Friday in his eulogy for a state senator and pastor, slain along with eight other black churchgoers in what police ...

ATC scholarship deadline Wednesday

The Aiken Technical College Foundation will award more than $75,000 in scholarships for the 2015-16 school year, and applications are needed by Wednesday.

New Walton Way traffic light test begins

A new Walton Way traffic signal will go into flash mode starting Tuesday.

Court OKs same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON --  The Supreme Court has declared that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States.

Child put in trash can; Ga. teacher fired

MARIETTA, Ga. - Education officials have voted to fire a Georgia special education teacher accused of putting a student with autism in a trash can.

Arrest after Georgia toddler dies

VALDOSTA, Ga. - A south Georgia man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of a 2-year-old boy.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Woman accused of forging checks from Alzheimer's patient

Deputies are searching for an Augusta woman accused of forging checks from an elderly Alzheimer's patient.

GRU to drop investigation of chief

Georgia Regents University will conduct a national search to replace retiring public safety chief William McBride, but it won't complete an internal investigation in which he was involved, ...

Augusta attorney installed as president of young lawyers' group

John R.B. "Jack" Long was installed as the 69th president during the bar's annual meeting on June 19.

Man gets life, no parole in niece's death

A jury found a Navy veteran and the father of eight children guilty of malice murder Thursday for the death of his 17-month-old niece.

NSA director praises Augusta cyber sector

The chief of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command praised Augusta's growing cyber sector and its initiative to support a military and civilian defense speciality that's increasingly ...

Probation company has another lawsuit filed against it

A traffic stop that led to a woman's false arrest and imprisonment in Richmond County is the basis for a new civil rights lawsuit against Sentinel Offender Services.

Four arrested in vehicle break-ins at apartment complex

Four men have been arrested on charges of breaking into more than 20 vehicles at the Forest Hills Racquet Club last week.

Man charged in fatal accident

One man is dead and another is facing charges after a Wednesday evening motorcycle verses vehicle collision on Washington Road at Alexander Drive.

Supreme Court upholds health care law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Obama's health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.

Storms level mobile homes near Atlanta

ATLANTA - Dozens of people are without homes in Fayette County after a storm took down trees and toppled homes at a mobile home park in Tyrone.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Woman sought after fake prescription

A Beech Island woman was able to obtain 60 Oxycodone pills through a fabricated prescription, police say.

Augusta grandmother wins $750,000 on scratch off

Jenny Youngquist, 58, won the top prize June 19 while shopping at Super Express on the 2500 block of Peach Orchard Road.
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Arrive early for Fort Gordon fireworks

Augusta's Army post kicks off area patriotic celebrations with a communitywide event on Barton Field. Fort Gordon cautions the public to arrive early for access at security gates and random ...
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