Breaking News from Augusta GA
Find the latest Augusta GA News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.
Thousands of N. Augusta customers without power
Friday, June 22, 2018AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- We are learning that thousands of customers in the Aiken County area are without power.Reports indicate that a transformer blew out on Bunting Drive.According to the SCE&G website, the estimated time of restoration is 8 p.m. tonight (Friday) for porti
Augusta Pride Parade activities and parade map
The organization is looking to offer cultural unity and diversity education for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) communities of the CSRA.
One arrest made in Aiken County Circle K armed robbery
Search for Aiken armed robbery suspectsTwo suspects on the loose after an armed robbery on Edgefield HighwayAIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) - One man is behind bars and two more are still on the run in connection with a recent armed robbery in Aiken.The incident happened June 14th at the Circle K on the 1
Crime blotter for June 23
Buy NowFile PhotoAccording to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:An Aiken woman reported Thursdaysomeone had broken into a propertyon Shiloh Heights Road.A Lexington man called police Thursday claimingsomeone had broken into his aunt’s propertyon Walker Road in Perry. The man said
Structure fire reported at Gibson Drive
AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) - There has been a structure fire at 3017 Gibson Drive in Augusta Georgia.The call came in around 4:42 a.m. Friday morning.We have no word on the extent of the injuries or if individuals were involved.
Edgefield man gets life in prison for home invasion
A man from Edgefield will serve life in prison after a jury convicted him of first-degree burglary, armed robbery, criminal conspiracy and two counts of kidnapping in connection with a Saluda home invasion at a trial Friday.A statement from the 11th Circuit Solicitor's Office said Abin Lee Lowman, 4
Augusta Fire Department to host interest meeting
- On June 28 the Augusta Fire Department will host an interest meeting for their new Fire Explores Program at their fire department headquarters.It will be a community involved interest meeting that will begin at 5:30 p.m and ends at 7:30 p.m.The interest meeting will allow attendees to have the opp
Shots fired on Audusson Court
RICHMOND Co., GA. (WJBF) - There has been an early morning shooting on the 2600 block of Auddusson Court in Augusta.The incident happened around midnight and Gold Cross was called to the scene.At this time we have no word on any injuries but will have more as the story develops.
Aiken Narcotics Detection K-9 teams seized over $1 million in illegal drugs, guns, cash in 2018
The seven Narcotics Detection K-9 teams have seized $1,227,519 in illegal drugs, guns and cash in 2018, so far.
Crime blotter for June 22
According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:Deputies charged a New Ellenton man withdisorderly conductThursday morning after he had caused a disturbance on Sumter Street in Aiken.The owner of a pest control company in North Augusta called police Wednesday claiming someone hadc
Commissioners respond to multiple shootings this month
"I have never felt that we truly had gangs," said District 4 Commissioner Sammie Sias. Despite multiple shootings in one South Augusta neighborhood, Commissioner Sias said the violence is not the gang problem we think we might have.
One Dead After Rock Hill Tour Bus Strikes Tractor Trailer Carrying a Tank on I-20 in Aiken County
According to Aiken County coroner Tim Carlton, the crash happened Thursday afternoon around 2 p.m. on I-20 East near mile maker 14.5, about three miles east of the Graniteville exit.
I-TEAM INVESTIGATES | Invisible barriers for disabled people in Augusta
Thursday, June 21, 2018(News 12 at 6 O’Clock)AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Ashley Jackson is a full-time student, just months away from graduating Augusta University with a Master's Degree. Her Facebook account shows off her triumphs, with photos of graduations and posts about completed papers, but it
Water main break on Central West Parkway
AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) - There has been an early morning waterman break at 2501 Central West Parkway.Public Works is currently in route.You can count on WJBF to have more as the story develops.
Augusta Training Shop creating opportunities for people with disabilities
Thursday, June 21, 2018WRDW News 12 at Midday/First at Four/First at FiveAUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- On Jenkins Street in Harrisburg, there's a shop trying to keep the art of hand-refurbishing old furniture alive. It's called the Augusta Training Shop and the employees do things just a little bit di
Shots fired on Rolling Meadows Drive
AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) - According to Richmond County Dispatchers shots have been fired on Rolling Meadows Drive in Augusta.The call came in around 4:30 am and this time no injuries were reported.Deputies are currently on scene and you can count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 to have more as the story develops.
Court records: Woman charged in leak case reaches plea deal
In this photo taken June 8, 2017, accused leaker Reality Winner leaves the U.S. District Courthouse in Augusta, Ga., following a bond hearing. Court records indicate Winner, charged with leaking U.S. secrets to a news outlet, has reached a deal with prosecutors. U.S. Department of Justice spokesman
Police seek suspect in North Augusta woman's murder
The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has named an Edgefield County man as the suspect in the murder of 20-year-old Melissa Clary.James Michael Hooper II is wanted for murder, and police are asking for the public's help to find him, according to a release.Hooper and Clary were involved in an on and off
Multiple accidents on I-20 eastbound in Aiken
AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Both lanes are shut down on I-20 eastbound in Aiken, near mile marker 13.
One person treated at the scene after an accident along Sibley Road
RICHMOND, CO., GA. (WJBF) - According to a WJBF NewsChannel 6 reporter, there has been an accident with injuries at the intersection of Sibley Road and North Leg Road in Augusta.