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Friday, June 24, 2016

Auto Recalls

Infiniti Q50 DETROIT - Nissan is recalling 60,000 Infiniti luxury sedans worldwide because the electronic steering can malfunction. The recall covers certain Q50 gasoline and hybrid cars from the ...

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Former Marshall Square resident receives gift from local Boy Scout

William Head - a lifelong Boy Scout - lost nearly all his merit badges in the 2015 fire at Marshall Square retirement home.
By Doug Stutsman

Allen dismisses gun sit-in on House floor

Augusta Congressman Rick W. Allen on Thursday echoed many Republicans in calling the Democrats protest "childish games" that obstruct the legislative process and serve as "a distraction from the ...

Augusta man sentenced to prison term in DUI crash

Judge sentences Rondell Hocker to 13 years in prison.
By Sandy Hodson

Across the region

EASLEY, S.C. - Gov. Nikki Haley has signed two ethics laws on income disclosure and independent investigations of legislators.

Woman pleads guilty to role in Jamaica-based lottery fraud scheme

Vania Lee Allen, 30, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Augusta on Wednesday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and false impersonation of an U.S. employee.
By Sandy Hodson

Boy reports man stole sneakers, then tried to sell them on Facebook

According to an incident report, the child told police he was at his apartment complex's swimming pool on Caldwell Road about 7:30 p.m. Sunday when an adult neighbor pointed a gun at him and ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

AU symposium looks at Alzheimer efforts

Augusta University will host a daylong symposium Saturday to help educate people about the disease and what work is being done to combat it in the Augusta region.
By Tom Corwin

168 agencies to get body camera funds

COLUMBIA - More than 160 law enforcement agencies across South Carolina will split the $5.8 million legislators provided for police body cameras, their maintenance and video storage.
By Seanna Adcox

Augusta man sentenced to jail for not cleaning property

Officials have deemed the property a dangerous breeding ground for mosquitoes.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Sheriff's illegal gun recovery program at halfway point

Through Wednesday, the sheriff's office reported it had recovered 151 illegal guns resulting in 76 arrests.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Nation's largest banks all pass Fed's 'stress tests'

NEW YORK - The largest U.S. financial institutions have enough armor to withstand the turmoil of a major and prolonged national and global recession, the Federal Reserve said Thursday.
By Ken Sweet

Ethics board lifts stay, clears way for prosecution of Augusta House member

Possible criminal charges and hefty fines on hiatus during the legislative session return to haunt state Rep. Earnest Smith after a Thursday decision by the state ethics commission.
By Susan McCord

VW to pay near $10.2B to settle emissions claims

Volkswagen will spend about $10.2 billion to settle an emissions cheating scandal in the U.S. that has turned into one of the largest cases of corporate deception in the nation's history.
By Tom Krisher and Michael Biesecker

UK pound plunges as referendum results point to EU exit

LONDON - The British pound plunged to a 31-year low Friday as results in the country's European Union referendum gave the "leave" side a small but growing lead.
By Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless

Victim identified after deadly house fire

A 69-year-old died Wednesday evening following a house fire in North Augusta.
By Doug Stutsman

Man breaks into apartment while fleeing from police

A 20-year-old Augusta man is charged with breaking into a woman's apartment Wednesday afternoon while fleeing from police.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Paine fate decided in August

According to the official decision posted Thursday, Paine was removed from membership because it failed to meet financial standards that it "has a sound financial base and financial stability to ...
By Tom Corwin

Democrats hold House floor in protest on guns

Weary but defiant Democrats commandeered the House floor Thursday morning, demanding gun-control votes in the aftermath of the Orlando massacre.
By Erica Werner

Police driver acquitted of all charges in Freddie Gray death

A judge acquitted a police van driver of all charges including "depraved-heart" murder on Thursday in the death of 25-year-old arrestee Freddie Gray, whose broken neck on the way to the station ...
By Juliet Linderman
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