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Hair caught under car traps teen after wreck

Emergency responders freed a teen from her overturned car Monday by cutting her hair, which had slipped out the car's sunroof and pinned her inside.

Police said Amber Boswell, 17, of Landing Drive in Grovetown, lost control of her Saturn on Baker Place Road near Interstate 20. Columbia County sheriff's Deputy Mark Smith said the vehicle flipped and landed upside down.

"Her hair was actually caught ... under the car," he said.

Ms. Boswell and four teenage passengers had minor injuries, authorities said. She was cited for traveling too fast, failure to maintain lane and violating driver's license restrictions by having more than three passengers, Deputy Smith said.

Police name suspect in 6 Augusta robberies

Police are searching for a man suspected in six Augusta robberies.

Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Scott Peebles said Calvin Eugene White, 28, is a suspect in the robbery of Walton Way Supermarket at 1931 Walton Way and Budget Inn at 444 Broad St. on Aug. 10; the Budget Inn again Aug. 14; Georgia Bank & Trust at Eighth and Reynolds streets Aug. 20; Econo Lodge at 1103 15th St. on Sunday; and Subway at 203 13th St. on Monday.

The sheriff's office is offering a cash reward to anyone providing information that leads to Mr. White's capture. Anyone with information can call (706) 821-1080.

Officers say beating put son, 1, in hospital

Richmond County investigators were looking Monday for 26-year-old Christopher Lavert Loggins on a first-degree child cruelty charge.

Mr. Loggins is accused of beating his year-old son with a belt Sunday at his apartment in the 2100 block of B St. The child was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital for treatment of welts, bruises and a ruptured spleen. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Mr. Loggins has family in the 2400 block of Lumpkin Road, Lt. Scott Peebles said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at (706) 821-1080 or the tip line at (866) 939-5050.

Panel OKs settlement in death of student

The Augusta Commission's Finance Committee unanimously approved a $410,000 settlement Monday for the family of a Medical College of Georgia graduate student who was struck and killed by an Augusta Public Transit bus.

Dr. Ji Cheng, 29, was killed March 10, 2008, as she tried to cross 15th Street near Laney-Walker Boulevard.

The settlement must be approved by the full commission.

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helpicantfindthespacebar 08/25/09 - 02:30 am
Who the hell beats a one year

Who the hell beats a one year old? Stupid savage should be thrown under the jail. No way did he rupture a spleen from a belt beating. Why we can't pass laws to keep abusers like this from ever reproducing again (or being allowed near a child...ever) is beyond me...

cajunnana2000 08/25/09 - 03:38 am
Now that is the kind of crime

Now that is the kind of crime that folks should protest against, or Never forgive for. There should be posters and marches, u name it.

bettyboop 08/25/09 - 04:15 am

sterilize him....................

justus4 08/25/09 - 08:27 am
$410.000 settlement? The

$410.000 settlement? The insurance company took this long to pay? Wow! That was a nice lick! And the Athens campus is just laughing at this bunch...for good reason too.

giwi 08/25/09 - 08:30 am
Spend our hard earned money

Spend our hard earned money to sterilize him!!!! Let's just hang him up and let the bluzzards pick at him piece by piece. He doesn't deserve to live. Where was the mother?

Rose 08/25/09 - 10:11 am
wrdw story said the mother

wrdw story said the mother kept calling Loggins mother asking for Loggin. His mother called police, and then the grandmother went to check on the kids, and the kids' mother had left them with her sister,Sounds like both parents could be responsible.

ispy4u 08/25/09 - 02:38 pm
Why was the city at fault in

Why was the city at fault in this accident? Did the bus driver run a light? Not familiar with this case.

Little Lamb
Little Lamb 08/25/09 - 03:54 pm
No, the bus driver did not

No, the bus driver did not run a light. The student walked in front of the bus as the bus was turning left. The light was green for both. Normally you would expect the vehicle to yield for the pedestrian, but it's better to walk defensively.

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