Officers shed some light on naming police operations

Mayday. Smoke Screen. Augusta Ink. All are names of law enforcement undercover operations that have been conducted in the Augusta area, but where do they come from?
By Travis Highfield

Former Richmond County coroner pleads guilty

Former Richmond County Coroner Grover Tuten pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court.
By Sandy Hodson

Man admits trying to join Islamic State

Leon Nathan Davis III, 37, admitted Wednesday in U.S. District Court that he intended to join ISIS in Syria last November. The penalty for the federal crime is up to 15 years in prison.
By Sandy Hodson

Suspects in beating death captured

Both suspects in the beating death of an 81-year-old Aiken County man this month are in custody.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Inmate accused in 2002 unsolved Swainsboro homicide

Phillip Scott Kirby now stands formally accused of the brutal slaying of 38-year-old Emily Pestana-Mason the evening of April 29, 2002.
By Sandy Hodson

Online sex sting cases sent to grand jury

After hearing from Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents, a judge ruled probable cause existed to send the cases against 10 Operation Mayday suspects to the grand jury.
By Sandy Hodson

Two suspects arrested in North Augusta burglary case

North Augusta Public Safety officers arrested two people Wednesday in connection to the May 9 burglary of the Belvedere North Augusta Rescue Squad building.
By Doug Stutsman

Woman wanted for not returning rental car

A Dublin, Ga., woman is wanted for not returning a vehicle to Payless Car Rental at Augusta Regional Airport.
By Doug Stutsman

Aiken authorities seek suspects who used fake credit card

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is seeking two people who attempted to use a fraudulent credit card at an area Wal-Mart this month.
By Travis Highfield

Running ends with twice the prison term

Russell Benjamin was scheduled to plead guilty to a federal sex charge on Oct. 22, but earlier that morning he cut off his GPS monitoring leg bracelet and bolted
By Sandy Hodson

Man accused of hitting woman with hammer

An Augusta man was arrested Monday and charged with striking a woman in the head with a hammer.
By Doug Stutsman

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings May 18-26

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center May 18-26.

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 267 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week.

NYPD officer dies from gunshot wound to head

NEW YORK (AP) - Brian Moore, who was in a coma after undergoing brain surgery following the Saturday shooting, was pronounced dead at a Queens hospital.
By Michael Balsamo

Reward offered in 2 slayings

The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering rewards in two unsolved Aiken County homicides this year.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

For the record

Indictments and marriage licenses in Richmond County

Suspects sought in Zales Jewelry theft

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for three suspects in reference to a theft by shoplifting that occurred at Zales Jewelry Store in the Augusta Mall.
By Doug Stutsman
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