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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.
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
Empty tour bus driver killed after hitting truck carrying a military tank on I-20
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. (AP) —Authorities say the driver of an empty tour bus died after rear-ending a flatbed truck carrying a tank in stopped traffic on a South Carolina interstate.Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said 73-year-old William White of Rock Hill was ejected from the bus in the crash Thursda
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.
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.
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.
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
Five indicted for series of armed robberies
Kijordan Ceaser, Overton Williams, Demarquez Howard, Collieaf Hurley and Demerius Taquan Hunter were indicted by the 23-member jury of the McDuffie County Superior Court for the May 12, 2017 battery/assault and armed robbery and strong-armed robbery of four individuals in the Guill Street and Centr
Family, friends raise bullying awareness after teen commits suicide
Tuesday, June 19, 2018(News 12 at 5:30/News 12 at 6 O’Clock)HEPHZIBAH, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – A teenage girl faced bullying at her middle school. It got so bad that she took her life one month ago.Kathy Worley looks up at a photo in her living room of her 14-year-old granddaughter, Naomi Kempter, in mour
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
Crime blotter for June 20
Buy NowFile PhotoAccording to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:Deputies charged an Aiken man Monday withtrespassing after noticeafter he was caught on a woman’s Church Street property. The man was not allowed to be on the woman’s property and had received a trespass notice.An Ai
Man steals Marshal's Office surveillance camera, records himself
RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- An Augusta man is charged with theft, and received several citations after allegedly stealing a surveillance camera used by the Marshal's Office.
A matter of safety: Police chief says as North Augusta grows, Public Safety needs more space
The North Augusta Department of Public Safety currently operates out of two main buildings, neither of which were initially designed or built to house Public Safety.Both buildings were used as municipal centers for the city government; when the current fire station off Buena Vista Avenue was built,
Businesses brace for smoking ban
"No not even remotely. I know bar owners from Savannah, they lost their business," said Bryan Birmingham the owner of Allie Katz on Washington Road
Roadwork on I-20 Westbound causes early morning road closure
I-20 westbound near the state line is now down to one lane.It will reopen at 6:00 am and will happen each night this week.The closure extends from the South Carolina side of the river to the Augusta canal bridge.Crews are doing drilling and rock coring to get ready to build a new bridge.
Augusta Commission hears second reading for smoking ordinance
Tuesday, June 19, 2018News 12 @ 6 O'clock / NBC 26 at 7AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Only two readings are needed to pass an ordinance, tonight Augusta commissioners made the controversial smoking ban final.Similar arguments were brought up again and the vote was almost exactly the same except Commissi
Suspect named in Melissa Clary homicide in North Augusta
Suspicious death in North Augusta investigated as homicideNORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WJBF) - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has identified a suspect in the death of a North Augusta woman.James Michael Hooper II is wanted on Murder charges in connection with the death of 20-year-old Melissa Clary.Clary
Suspect sought in aggravated assault
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding an aggravated assault suspect.50-year-old Juan Hosea Cook is wanted for Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Man wanted for Augusta assault
50-year-old Juan Hosea Cook is wanted on charged of Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Crime, and Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Aiken police looking for armed robbery suspect in downtown Aiken on Monday
The Aiken Department of Public Safety is currently searching for an armed robbery suspect following an incident at Approved Cash at 1010 York Street in Aiken, said Lt. Karl Odenthal, with Aiken Public Safety.