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Friday, Jan. 23, 2015

GBI proposals won't speed local investigations, coroners say

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is asking the Legislature to raise salaries for medical examiners at its state morgue near Atlanta and to boost the facility's capacity. Augusta-area coroners ...
By Travis Highfield

Car wash has $700 in change stolen

Police are seeking a man with heavy pockets who stole $700 in change from an Augusta car wash.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Prison worker accused of smuggling contraband

An Augusta State Medical Prison employee is facing charges after police said she accepted a fraudulent credit card in exchange for bringing contraband to prisoners.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Police seek burglary suspect

Police are asking for assistance in their search for a burglary suspect.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Driver sought after truck crashes into drugstore

Authorities are looking for a man who crashed his truck into the front door of the Wal­greens drug store at Furys Ferry and Evans to Locks roads Friday morning.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Man dressed as woman steals steaks

A man dressed as a female allegedly stole $45 worth of meat Thursday from an Augusta business.
By Doug Stutsman

Hit-and-run cases difficult to solve

A small bag of car parts sit on Sgt. Danny Whitehead's desk in a brown evidence bag. That and tire marks are the only things a motorist left behind after he struck and killed a Asheville, N.C., ...
By Bianca Cain Johnson

MLK estate drops suit against King Center over licensing

ATLANTA - With the dismissal of one of two lawsuits that effectively pitted them against each other, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children took a step Thursday toward resolving the issues ...
By Kate Brumback

Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

Redbox machine has screen smashed at Bi-Lo

Red Box machine has screen smashed at Bi-Lo on Tobacco Road.
By Doug Stutsman

Richmond Sheriff releases promotional video

A five-minute recruitment video is the latest component of Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree's effort to reduce turnover and attract quality officers to Georgia's largest full-service ...
By Susan McCord

76-year-old Augusta woman has bottle thrown at car

An elderly female had a bottle thrown at her vehicle Wednesday after telling two young men to stop littering.
By Doug Stutsman

Man allegedly hides T-bone steaks in pants

A Hephzibah man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly trying to conceal steaks in his pants.
By Doug Stutsman

Augusta man, 27, accused of slapping daughter

An Augusta man was arrested Tuesday on charges of battery and cruelty to children in the third degree. 
By Doug Stutsman

Aiken police searching for good Samaritan

Aiken police are searching for a good Samaritan who helped save a woman's life after a kidnapping and sexual assault in December 2013.
By Bianca Cain Johnson

Grovetown inmates get new uniforms

According to Chief Gary Jones, inmates are now required to wear hot-pink uniforms instead of the traditional orange.
By Doug Stutsman

Judge orders documents released in Brown estate fight

COLUMBIA - A judge says South Carolina officials must release e-mails concerning the diary of James Brown's widow and other documents.
By Jeffrey Collins

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Video shows golf club worker taking $1,200 from patron

A golf club employee was told not to return to work after she was seen on video stealing $1,200 out of a customer's wallet Monday.
By Doug Stutsman

Court hears Vein Guys dispute

ATLANTA - A years-long dispute between the widows of two Augusta-area doctors over ownership of the Vein Guys practice they shared made its way to the Georgia Supreme Court.
By Walter C. Jones

Martinez man arrested in trespassing, fleeing event

A Martinez man was arrested for driving under the influence and attempting to elude Grovetown sheriff's deputies.
By Doug Stutsman

Aiken man arrested in Dollar General robbery

Aiken County authorities have arrested a man accused of robbing a dollar store and attacking two clerks.
By Travis Highfield

Slideshow: Columbia County bookings Jan. 12-20

Review mugshots and criminal charges from the Columbia County Detention Center  Jan. 12-20

Weekly crime map, database

A total of 119 crimes tracked by The Augusta Chronicle were reported to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office during the past week. Violent crimes during the week included 69 assaults, only one of which was classified as an aggravated assault.

Petition urges new trial for Dean

More than 25,000 people have signed an online petition urging District Attorney Ashley Wright to grant a new trial to the former Co­lumbia County Commissioner Scott Dean.
By Valerie Rowell
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Train derails near Allendale

MARTIN, S.C. - A CSX train derailed in rural Allendale County early Tuesday, leaking chemicals, sending two rail employees to an Augusta hospital and evacuating a nearby industry.
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