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Body found inside car submerged in Savannah River in North Augusta

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety on Friday found a body inside a car that was submerged in the Savannah River. The department received a call about a car underwater near the boat ramp at Riverview Park.


Car flipped on its side in North Augusta; authorities investigating cause

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WJBF) — The North Augusta Public Safety Department is investigating following a crash involving one vehicle. Details are limited but officials say the incident happened near the Augusta Auction on Jefferson Davis Highway on Saturday, February 16 at 8:198 a.m.


Augusta woman charged following break-in, altercation at North Augusta home

An Augusta woman was charged Wednesday in connection with a burglary Tuesday on Todd Avenue in North Augusta. Lynette Mickle Stinson, 38, is charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree domestic violence, according to jail records.


Augusta commissioner says city is looking at parks after 12-year-old boy's electrocution death

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A meeting Friday night will give community members the opportunity to press for change after the electrocution of Melquan Robinson. It's been five months since a 12-year-old boy was electrocuted on the Fleming Athletic Complex fence.


Teen acquitted of murder in fatal shooting of off-duty Richmond County deputy

It was a classic case of self defense, Na'eem Caldwell’s attorney told the jury in closing. The jury agreed, acquitting the teen in the 2017 fatal shooting of Richmond County Sheriff Deputy Gregory Cooke.


Police identify North Augusta man as suspect in alleged rape in Graniteville

Police arrested a North Augusta man Friday morning in connection with an investigation involving a 25-year-old woman who was reportedly raped Sunday on Field Cemetery Road in Graniteville.


Man wanted for questioning in Richmond County forgery case

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking the identity of a man they want to question in a forgery case, according to a news release by the sheriff's office. Anyone with information can contact Investigator Kris Lapham or any financial crimes investigator at (706) 821-1020 or (706) 821-1080.


I-Team Investigates: Local Tax Preparer is under investigation (again)

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Nothing is certain but death and taxes and, according to the IRS, unscrupulous tax preparers are looking to make a fast buck from honest people seeking tax assistance. The Better Business Bureau is investigating a local tax preparer with a history of complaints for the sec


Fire reported at Pinnacle Place Apartments in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - Crews responded to a fire at Pinnacle Place Apartments, Friday. Officials say the call came in around 10 a.m. First responders say they rescued several people from the building.


Atlanta rapper 21 Savage booked into S. Georgia jail on felony warrant

It was a busy day for Atlanta rapper 21 Savage Friday, starting with a pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, followed by being booked into a South Georgia jail on a felony theft by deception warrant. He was later released, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.


Crews on scene of house fire in South Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Richmond County Fire/EMA crews are on the scene of a house fire in South Augusta. The fire is on the 2500 block of Argonne Dr. Crews responded to the scene just after noon Friday.


Today in Augusta History: February 16

As war loomed in Europe, Augustans looked to the sky with dread. But it wasn't for bombers or troop carriers or the rockets' red glare. It was for birds - particularly starlings, small pesky black birds, that descended on downtown that Friday, Feb. 16, 1940, in numbers never before seen.


Attorney Accused, Hit By 3 Cars, Dead Elephant: Top Georgia News

It was a busy week of news around Georgia, with stories such as a DeKalb attorney accused of killing his mother, a twelve-year-old who was fatally hit by three cars, a bill that would protect people who rescue animals from hot cars, a 911 call of a frantic mother who found her son's dead body and de


Ms. Debbie from North Augusta's Lowe's got a new van!

NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Just in time for Valentine's Day, Ms. Debbie Martin from North Augusta's Lowe's got the best gift of all!. After the community chipped in and raised over $30,000 for her to get a new van following a devastating car accident, the new van showed up at her job Thursday


River levels to return to normal after portion of river bank deemed unstable

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- River levels will return to normal after a homeowner reported a portion of the river bank as unstable on Friday. The Army Corps of Engineers says the river simulation is over and levels will be back to normal by Sunday.


Augusta Previews Life With Lower Savannah River Levels

This week, the water level of The Savannah River in Augusta is lower than it’s been in recent memory. The Army Corps of Engineers is conducting a simulation of conditions that would exist if the aging Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam is replaced by a rock weir and fish passage. That change is one of the


Pyramid Music: An Augusta Legacy

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - The journey begins in 1972 with Big G's Platter Shop, at the time it only sold records. Noura Gordon says her mother wanted more for her culture. Two years later, Pyramid Music opened.


City leaders address Melquan Robinson case at town hall meeting

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Since Melquan Robinson's pastor addressed the Augusta Commission a month ago -- we haven't heard city leaders say anything about the case. For the family, that means a lot of their questions are still unanswered.


Sharing the gift of creativity

Steven Curtis Chapman has been writing songs for three decades. More than 50 of them have hit No. 1 on Christian radio and he’s gotten several handfuls of Gospel Music Association Dove Awards for best songs and songwriting, five Grammy Awards and one American Music Award.


Fifth survivor of 1963 16th Street Church bombing speaks to students at Augusta Preparatory Day School

AUGUSTA, GA. (WFXG) - A heinous hate crime by the KKK changed Sarah Collins-Rudolph’s life and the trajectory of the civil rights movement in Birmingham forever. Collins-Rudolph, her sister and three friends were inside a restroom getting ready for church when the 16th Street Baptist Church was bomb