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Richmond County deputy fired after getting into physical fight with wife

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A Richmond County deputy is out of a job after an incident at home. We're told Jason McCall was fired sometime during Masters week. He's been on administrative leave since getting arrested for a domestic violence incident earlier this month.


Columbia County traffic engineering director resigns

Columbia County Traffic Engineering Director Steve Cassell has resigned, according to a spokesperson for the county. Cassell has served as director since 2016. Before coming to Columbia County, he was the assistant director of the Augusta-Richmond County Traffic Engineer­ing Department.


Augusta man indicted on Federal drug and state murder charges

Augusta, GA (WJBF) Twenty two year old Kolbie Hadden Watters of Augusta is named in the Federal indictment accusing him and 5 others of dealing drugs with “cryptocurrency” on the Dark Web.


Georgia prisoner sentenced for running drug operation behind bars

MORGAN, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Georgia inmate is sentenced to an additional 25-years in prison for running a drug trafficking operation from behind bars. Prosecutors say 27-year-old Edwin Murillo from Gwinnett County was communicating with people on the outside to distribute meth.


Columbia County Sheriff’s Office seeking suspect

COLUMBIA COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect who allegedly stole a vehicle. On Apr. 19, around 1:30 p.m. the suspect stole a vehicle with the owner asleep in the backseat while the owner’s spouse purchased an item at Circle K on Washington Rd. The susp


Truck carrying lumber runs off I-20 Wednesday morning

NORTH AUGUSTA (WFXG) - A truck carrying lumber ran off the road while travelling on I-20 East near mile marker 4 in North Augusta around 8:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. All lanes of I-20 remained open and no other vehicles were involved in the accident.


Catching A Southern Coyote, Then Letting It Go In The Name Of Science

The hunt for coyotes starts in Dan Eaton's truck. Eaton is a professional trapper. He's been doing it for a long time — since he was 10 years old — so he's nonchalant about the dead beaver in the truck bed that he sometimes uses to attract coyotes.


Investigators search for runaway Evans teen

EVANS, Ga. (WJBF) - Investigators in Evans are searching for a runaway teen. 16-year-old Leila Kinlaw was last seen at her home on Thursday, April 18 at 9:30 p.m. Officials say she left behind a note and her cellphone.


AU art professor brings history back to the Augusta Canal area

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- If you head to the Augusta Canal trail anytime soon, you might notice something different. A local artist is creating the canals' first piece of public art.


Missing Columbia County teen sought

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing teen. According to the sheriff's office, Leila Kinlaw, 16, was last seen at a residence on the 200 block of Oleander Trail on April 18 at 9:30 p.m wearing a pink color top and navy blue bottoms. Her grandmother contacted the sheriff's off


One victim shot in Augusta, suspect in custody

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- According to officials, one person has been shot in Augusta. The shooting happened on the 400 block of East Boundary. The victim that was shot was taken to AUMC. The condition of the victim is unknown at this time.


Cardi B husband Offset hit with felony gun charge in Georgia traffic stop arrest: report

Offset is now reportedly facing a felony gun charge stemming from an arrest last year in Georgia. In July 2018, Offset, whose real name is Kiari Cephus, was arrested after he was pulled over for allegedly making an improper lane change and police discovered the Migos rapper to be in possession of th


LOCATED: Richmond County deputies locate missing 76-year-old woman

RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Officials have located a missing 76-year-old woman from Richmond County. Ida Belle Lambert was located. She had been missing since Monday afternoon after stopping at a gas station.


Woman shot at East Augusta Apartment Complex

AUGUSTA, Ga (WJBF) - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office are investigating the shooting of a woman at the East Augusta Commons on the 400 block of East Boundary. According to the RCSO, around 8 p.m. a woman was shot at that location.


Man wanted for questioning in Richmond County in credit card fraud

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for questioning in a financial transaction card fraud. According to the sheriff's office, the incident occurred on April 17 at the Walmart on Deans Bridge Road.


Officials: Mother of five charged after deputies find her and children squatting in home with no water

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- A mother of five was charged with deprivation of a minor after what Richmond County sheriff's deputies found inside a Brown Street residence. According to the sheriff's office, deputies were called to the home on Monday after reports from the home's landlord indicated a po


Richmond County Democrats opening new Broad Street headquarters

The Richmond County Democratic Party will celebrate the grand opening of its new headquarters with a 10 a.m. ceremony Friday. The party is moving from its former location on Greene Street to a new space at 459 Broad St. in downtown Augusta.


E. coli outbreak from tainted ground beef expands to Florida, Georgia

ATLANTA - At least 156 people in 10 states have been infected with E. coli after eating tainted ground beef at home and in restaurants, federal officials said. Of the people infected so far, 20 have been hospitalized, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. No deaths have been r


Reality show 'Wife Swap' looking for Georgia families

Have you ever wondered if the grass is greener in another home? Do you want to see what you can learn from a family that is far different from yours? Do you need to take a break from your spouse and kids?


Boil water advisory continues in some Grovetown neighborhoods

GROVETOWN (WFXG) - The City of Grovetown continued a boil water advisory Wednesday morning for people living on Fornum Drive and some residents on Harlem Grovetown Road. People living on Fornum Drive and Harlem Grovetown Road at the intersection of Robinson Avenue to Fornum Drive should boil water u