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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Aiken teen wanted in shooting incident

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is requesting community assistance in locating an Aiken County teenager.
By Doug Stutsman

Augustan sentenced for terrorist aid

An Augusta man intent on joining the terrorist Islamic State was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum 15-year prison term for criminal attempt to provide assistance to a terrorist organization.
By Sandy Hodson

Woman found in river identified

NORTH AUGUSTA -- A woman was found dead Tuesday morning in the Savannah River.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Monday, July 27, 2015

Augusta park vandalized, suspects sought

An Augusta Parks & Recreation employee Monday morning discovered damage to the park on the 600 block of Fourth Street.
By Doug Stutsman

Arguments made in suit against private probation firm

Whether a pending federal lawsuit against a for-profit private probation company survives the first major legal hurdle is now up to a judge. Sitting in U.S. District Court in Augusta, Judge Dudley ...
By Sandy Hodson

Lincoln County authorities investigating death

The body of a 33-year-old woman has been sent to the GBI crime lab in Atlanta after she was found dead Monday, Lincoln County Sheriff Bruce Beggs said.
By Donna Branch Stillinger

Augusta VA manager jailed after violating bond

A manager at the Charlie Nor­wood VA Medical Center in Augusta who faces federal charges in connection with veterans' medical care was jailed Monday for violating bond.
By Sandy Hodson

Officers clear up 13 South Carolina road laws

Highway laws can vary from state to state, but that's no excuse to break them. South Carolina law enforcement officials have seen plenty of misconception and oversights.
By Sarita Chourey

Push to test old rape kits creates GBI backlog

ATLANTA — Georgia law enforcement agencies have swamped the state crime lab with requests to provide DNA analysis on “rape kits,” the gear used to gather evidence in sexual assault cases.
By Lauren McDonald and Walter Jones

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Missing Graniteville man found safe

A missing Graniteville man was found safe Sunday morning.
By Doug Stutsman

2005 slaying of woman found with baby still unsolved

Catrina Beatrice Evans was dead nearly a week before she was discovered in her apartment with her 13-month-old child crawling near her feet a decade ago.
By Travis Highfield

Home intruder demands money, strikes man

A 62-year-old man was hit on the head by a burglar at his home early Saturday.
By Doug Stutsman

Confederate flags ripped up at Hephzibah home

A pair of Confederate flags were ripped up outside a Hephzibah home, police say.
By Doug Stutsman

Man beaten by group wanting to use vehicle

An Augusta man was hospitalized Sunday after refusing to let four strangers borrow his vehicle.
By Doug Stutsman

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Computer equipment stolen from elementary school

A burglar stole a Dell computer and monitor from Rol­lins Elementary School after smashing their way into a classroom, a police report states.
By Sean Gruber

Citations up; fatalities down

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office should pass last year's speeding ticket total, but it's also on track to see fewer traffic fatalities.
By Travis Highfield

Friday, July 24, 2015

Murder suspect now sought by Aiken authorities after assault

A 24-year-old man wanted for murder in Florida is also sought by Aiken County deputies for an assault earlier this week, officials said.
By Travis Highfield

Repeat sex offender sentenced to prison

An Augusta man still on probation for a sex crime against a child was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday for committing the new offenses of statutory rape and sexual exploitation of a minor.

Man accused of rape denied bond

Bond was denied Friday for an Augusta man accused of beating and raping an ex-girlfriend.

Sheriff's office body cam policy now in effect

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has finalized its body camera policy, which lays out when officers are required to record interactions with the public.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Search: Georgia sex offender map

Search the map for sex offenders registered in Burke, Columbia, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Screven, Warren and Washington counties.

Richmond County registered sex offenders

See photos and information for registered sex offenders living in Richmond County.  Updated Jul. 17, 2015.

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings July 27- Aug. 3

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center July 27-Aug. 3.

Weekly crime map, database

Violent crimes during the week included 107 assaults, five of which were classified as aggravated assaults. The most assaults on a single day was 22 on July 12. Other violent crime included four robberies.

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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