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"There's blood everywhere;" 911 call describes aftermath of armed robbery at Family Dollar
The report says when deputies got to the scene they found a woman on the ground behind the counter with gunshot wounds. A man wearing all black with a bandana over his face held the female employee at gunpoint, demanded money, and then shot her multiple times when she could not open the register.
At least one person shot at Family Dollar in Augusta
Tuesday, August 14, 2018AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is headed to a shooting at the Family Dollar on Tobacco Road.News 12 is told at least one person has been shot, but we do not know the extent of those injuries.Details are limited. We have a crew on the way to t
Police asking for help locating women wanted for fraud
The Aiken Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help locating an Aiken woman wanted on charges of fraud.Denea Latoya Burts, 29, has outstanding warrants for financial transaction fraud, according to a release provided by Aiken Public Safety.
Multi agency task force assist in multiple arrests
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A task force consisting of the GBI, GSP, ATF, US Marshals and the FBI joined with Richmond County Deputies to assist in serving parole and probations violation warrants.
Richmond County Sheriff's Office to set off old explosives Thursday
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says their Bomb Squad will be getting rid of old explosives Thursday morning, into the afternoon.
Graniteville man charged in connection to assault on two women
A Graniteville man was charged Tuesday in connection with an assault involving two women at a gas station on Bettis Academy Road in Graniteville.Bernard Johnson Jr., 49, of the 300 block of Gentry Street, is charged with two counts of attempted murder and trespassing after notice, according to jail
Augusta University investigating phishing attacks on email accounts
Thursday, August 16, 2018AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Augusta University officials say two phishing attacks on Augusta University’s email accounts may have led to unauthorized access of protected health information and other personal information.They say the university has been working closely with e
Crime blotter for Aug. 16
Buy NowFile PhotoAccording to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:Deputies charged a Grovetown woman Wednesday morning withproviding false information to policeafter she gave deputies multiple wrong names when asked to identify herself during a traffic stop on Abear Street in Grani
Clerk shot in armed robbery at Family Dollar on Tobacco Road
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - A suspect is on the run following an armed robbery of a Family Dollar.The incident happened just after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Family Dollar located on the 2800 block of Tobacco Road near Morgan Road.The suspect reportedly shot the female clerk several times before fleeing the s
North Augusta and Thomson have tradition in common
Friday night's high school football season opener in North Augusta is a long-awaited matchup between programs with so much in common.Rich tradition. High expectations Countless college signees. Large, supportive crowds. All of which, of course, are related.Those things are regularly associated with
Traffic stop in Burke County turns into drug bust
The Burke County Sheriff's Office says shortly before midnight on August 12th, deputies initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle due to speeding. When deputies approached the vehicle, a strong odor of marijuana was detected coming from the car. Deputies discovered that the driver, Brandon Govia did not
Augusta men announce home schedule
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta University head men’s basketball coach of 15 years, Dip Metress, has announced the 2018-19 men’s basketball schedule. The new agenda is made up of 28 contests in total and includes 13 home games in Christenberry Fieldhouse.Augusta kicks off the 2018-19
Narcan added to all Columbia County high schools in an effort to battle opioid crisis
"It seems to be getting worse and worse. It used to be that people were using the pills Oxycodone, Hydrocodone... but they've moved quickly into using heroin," said Dr. Lopez.
North Augusta's Collier anchors a stingy Jackets' defense
A lot of things will look different for the North Augusta football team this season.That's inevitable when a senior class of 27 players, including 16 starters, graduates. That will necessitate a different arrangement on the defensive line and in the secondary.The middle of the defense, though, is wh
Suspect leaves Target with stolen electronics
On August 8th, deputies say the man in the above picture entered the store and took two electronics out of their packaging, then concealed them.
Augusta's Gamecock Club to host Fall Social featuring Coach Mark Kingston
Baseball fans listen up. A USC Gamecock coach will speak next week in Augusta.Coach Mark Kingston was named the head coach at the University of South Carolina last year.Here to tell us more about the Fall Social is Curly Avant, President of the Augusta Gamecock Club.
CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority to a host job fair at May Park
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - The CSRA Economic Opportunity Authority is hosting a job fair Wednesday, Aug.15 at May Park on 4th Street.
City Hall to represent Augusta in selfie day
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- August 15th is City Hall Selfie Day.They are asking for staff, elected officials and residents to help represent Augusta.
Former Ga Congressional candidate charged with murder, back in Aiken County jail
Former candidate charged shooting death of campaign treasurer, backed gun control during raceFormer Ga. Congressional Candidate arrested in Powderhouse Road murderAIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) - A former Georgia Congressional candidate charged with murdering her campaign treasurer is back in an Aiken County ja
Doctors Hospital holding drug take back event
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- An event to take back prescription drugs will be held at Doctors Hospital on Thursday, Augusta 16th.