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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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Crime blotter for Aug. 13
According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:A North Augusta woman reported Saturdaysomeone has been taking items from her Malone Avenue home for the past four years.The woman told deputies she believes it’s her sister who is taking the items, but can’t prove it.An Aiken woman
Upcoming job fair at May Park
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A job fair will be held on Wednesday, August 15th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at May Park.
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
Wayne Williford, a connoisseur of businesses
When Wayne Williford moved back to the CSRA, all he had were 51 guns, $3,0000, a wife and a kid. Now, he owns a handful of businesses and a career he never wants to retire from.
Child drowns in pool at home
Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen reports a 20-month old child was found unresponsive in an above ground pool at her home. It happened this morning around 11:30 a.m. in the 1100 block on Union Cemetery Road. That's when First Responders were called to the scene. They found family attempting to r
Shooting At 2900 Block Of Dahlia Drive
Saturday, August 11, 2018AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) ---The Richmond County Coroner's Office is investigating a shooting on the 2900 Block of Dahlia Drive.The Coroner's Office got the call at 10:16 tonight.They say one person is dead after being shot at least one time.
Overnight shooting at Aiken restaurant
Monday, August 13, 2018AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- At least one person was hit when shots were fired at an Aiken restaurant and lounge early Monday morning.It happened around 2:21 a.m. at the Seventh Lounge, located on the 1600 block of Richland Avenue E.One person was injured, but News 12 has not be
Number of children in Georgia foster care, now at 14,000
"I have brothers and sisters, I wouldn't want to be split up," said Krysta Newsome. "I talked to my husband, and it took us 20 minutes to say yes we want to do it."
Curbside parking enforcement at Augusta Regional Airport
“Our Airport remains extremely accessible. However, this is an important measure to ensure the safety of all Airport passengers, employees, and other users,” said Herbert L. Judon Jr., Airport Executive Director. “Additionally, as we grow, the access road and terminal curbside must remain fluid.”
TRAFFIC ALERT: South bound lanes shut down on Peach Orchard Road
Sunday, August 12, 2018AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond County Sheriff's Office said part of Peach Orchard Road is shut down after a wreck.They said south bound lanes are shut down at Peach Orchard Rd. and Faircrest Avenue while crews work to fix a fire hydrant that was damaged during the wr
Suspect sought in Columbia County armed bank robbery
On Thursday around 5 p.m., the person pictured above reportedly entered the First Citizen's Bank on Fury's Ferry Road in Martinez, pointed a black semi-automatic pistol at the teller and demanded money.
Repurposed life: New film tells story of local building that is part of SRS history
A building constructed more than 90 years ago in a community that no longer exists is the subject of a new documentary film made by George Wingard.In “Mart to Art: A Repurposed Life,” Wingard traces the history of the former commissary for the Leigh Banana Case Company.The store was built in 1926 on
Bond denied for suspect in Andrew Cato's murder case
Friday, Aug. 10, 2018News 12 @ 6 O’clock / NBC 26 at 7AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- It was an emotional day inside the courthouse for Andrew Cato's family, some people were kicked out of the room, but they say they aren't going to stop fighting until they have justice for Drew.Months ago she was takin
Road closed due to damaged fire hydrant
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office reports that Peach Orchard Rd at Faircrest is shut down, south bound, due to a damaged fire hydrant. The hydrant was damaged from a wreck. DOT and utilities crews are on scene working to repair the situation. Count on NewsChannel 6 to k