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Graniteville woman killed in car wreck

A two-vehicle accident in Bath killed a Graniteville woman Thursday morning.

Jackie L. Cooper, 24, was killed in the accident at Highway 421 near Anthony Drive, according to a news release from Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

It appeared she failed to yield the right of way and was struck by a garbage truck, he said.

Woman called fellow passengers terrorists

A woman whose behavior caused a cross-country flight to be diverted believed passengers, which included a Martinez man, were terrorists, according to a criminal affidavit by the FBI.

The suspect, Maria Rita Manzoni, told a flight attendant around 3 a.m. on March 29 that the men in her row were carrying a bungee cord, voice recorder and cellophane. She reportedly added: "It wouldn't surprise me if this flight doesn't make it." Manzoni, who was headed home to Maryland on the San Francisco-to-Washington flight, continued her erratic behavior, which culminated with her screaming "terrorist," the affidavit states.

Passengers restrained her until the pilot could make an emergency landing in Omaha, Neb. She was charged Thursday with interference of a flight crew.

Inmate faces charges of aggression again

A Richmond County Jail inmate is accused of punching a deputy in the mouth -- the second such charge for Cassiettia Felton in two days.

On Wednesday, deputies say Felton was kicking her door and acting in an "aggressive manner," so they went into her cell to prevent her from hurting herself.

Felton responded by swinging at deputies and punched one deputy in the mouth, breaking a front tooth, a report states.

Felton, 18, is charged with obstruction or hindering a law enforcement officer, the same charge she received on March 29 when she reportedly struck another deputy in the face.

Rally Saturday will be held to stop violence

A rally will be held Saturday to call for an end to the recent string of violence in Augusta.

The Celebration of Life Cookout/Stop the Violence Rally is scheduled from 1-7 p.m. at Big Oak Park on Wheeler Road. The event will include a basketball tournament, face painting and speakers, said Nichole Campbell, one of the organizers.

Her brother Sergio Campbell was killed Jan. 24 at a McDonald's on Deans Bridge Road. Four men have been arrested in the shooting.

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Notreally 04/02/10 - 06:53 am
I can't be a jailer she would

I can't be a jailer she would have gotten punched RIGHT BACK.

Only_The_Truth 04/02/10 - 11:30 am
Cmon now. Y'all can't use a

Cmon now. Y'all can't use a taser???? A fried person laying on the ground throws no punches.

Tots 04/03/10 - 12:12 pm
Yep they should have tased

Yep they should have tased her.

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