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Body found in woods on Deans Bridge Road identified
Body Found in/near water graphicAUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - The Richmond County Coroners office is investigating a body that was found in South Augusta on October 15th.Coroner Mark Bowen tells NewsChannel 6 the body was found in the woods near the Wal-Mart on Deans Bridge Road.The body has been identified
Sheriff’s Office investigating suspicious death at Augusta Red Roof Inn
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and Coroner’s Office are investigating a suspicious death at an Augusta hotel.According to Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose, 35-year-old Ashley Loren Knowles was found dead inside a room at the Red Roof Inn on Washington Rd. at around 9:50 a.m. T
26th Annual Hispanic Festival kicks off in Evans this weekend
AUGUSTA, GA. (WFXG) - The Asociación Cultural Hispanoamericana (ACHA) is hosting the the26th annual Hispanic Festivalthis weekend at Evans Towne Center Park.It is an event filled with folkloric and musical groups, authentic food stands from several countries, arts and crafts and more.Pack some cash
UPDATE | Coroner identifies driver of fatal accident on Gordon Highway
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The victim killed in an early morning crash on Gordon Highway died from blunt force trauma, the coroner says.
The boys who tried to save Melquan Robinson’s life speak out about what happened
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - It’s been four days since 12-year-old Melquan Robinson, Jr., lost his life at Fleming Park after being electrocuted. FOX 54 has continued bringing the latest on the incident, including the details in the police report. However, there has been some confusion in what exactly happe
Homicide investigation underway in Augusta
AUGUSTA, GA - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide on South Kensington Drive.The Coroner's Office says that it happened at a residence on the 3400 Block.Coroner Mark Bowen says that 73 year old Esau Royal was found in his residence by family. Royal was pronounced dead at
Bond denied for Cook Out shooting suspect, 2 more wanted
Fredrick Smith Jackson SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) - Bond has been denied for one person arrested in connection to a shooting at Cook Out in which 6 people were shot. Smith Jackson was arrested and charged with five counts of assault/attempted murder, unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of a weap
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office needs help in finding a card cloning suspect
COLUMBIA Co., GA (WJBF) - According to the Sherriff’s Office, the suspect entered Walmart on Bobby Jones Expressway and swiped several cloned cards at the self-checkout lane.
Three vehicle accident with injuries on Walton Way
AUGUSTA, GA (WJBF) - There has been an early morning crash on Walton Way and 13th Street in Augusta, GA.
Homicide on S. Kensington Dr. in Augusta
AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a homicide in Augusta.It happened at a home on the 3400 block of S. Kensington Dr. in Augusta Thursday night. The victim was pronounced dead at 8:55 p.m.The body will be sent to the GBI Crime Lab for autopsy. This investigati
WJBF is teaming up with the Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Michael
WJBF is teaming up with the Red Cross to help those affected by Hurricane Michael in South Georgia and in the Florida Panhandle.The Red Cross will be at the Grovetown Kroger from three to seven today to take your donations.They will also be at the Georgia Carolina State Fair today and tomorrow takin
Richmond county coroner investigating a homicide in South Augusta
Thursday, October 18, 2018AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond county coroner's office is investigating a homicide at a home in South Augusta.The victim is identified as 73-year-old Esau Royal. The coroner says he died at 8:55pm Thursday night.Family members found the body in a home on South Ken
An emotional vigil for 12-year-old Melquan Robinson
Thursday, October 18, 2018(News 12 at 11)AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Melquan Robinson lost his life Monday night when he was electrocuted at Fleming Park. Hundreds gathered at that same park to show his family support and to honor the two little boys who risked their own lives trying to save him.Thos
City of Augusta issues response to young boy's electrocution death at city park
One child dead, two injured after being electrocuted at Fleming ParkAUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - A young man has died after being electrocuted at a local park.The City of Augusta issued a response about the incident.In it, Administrator Janice Jackson says that she as well as Mayor Hardie Davis have reache
North Augusta Middle School teacher under investigation after leaving child in vehicle
A North Augusta math teacher is under investigation for unlawful conduct toward a child.Raquel Drayton Stevens, 30, of North Augusta, is under investigation for leaving her 2-year-old child in her vehicle while she was at work at North Augusta Middle School, according to an incident report from the
UPDATE: 12-year-old dies after being electrocuted trying to retrieve football during game
AUGUSTA, Ga. — A 12-year old boy died Monday night after he was accidentally electrocuted by a fence.It happened at a football game at the Fleming Athletic Complex Oct. 15 in Augusta.Authorities said Melquan Robinson went to retrieve a football when he climbed a nearby fence and was electrocuted.The
Columbia County investigators are looking for two shoplifting suspects
Thursday, October 18, 2018COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Columbia County investigators are looking for two shoplifting suspects.Officials say the suspects stole $420.00 worth of merchandise from the Grovetown Walmart.If you are able to identify the suspects, you're asked to call (706) 541-2800.
UPDATE | DeGhelder person of interest indicted on charges unrelated to case
Thursday, October 18, 2018COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Court records show a person of interest in the Andrya DeGhelder murder investigation has been indicted on multiple charges unrelated to the case.According to court documents, Christopher Gibson has been indicted on one entering an automob
Mothers react to local 12-year-old's death
"I was just really surprised that happened and why? You never think of something like that," said mom Lea Smith.
Boy Dies After Climbing Electrified Fence In Augusta Park
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A boy died after climbing a fence that was electrified at a park in Augusta.News outlets report 12-year-old Melquan Robinson was at football practice Monday evening in an Augusta park when he grabbed the chain-link fence that had been electrified by a live wire.Richmond County Co