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Police scanner audio details high speed chase in Columbia County

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A second suspect in this high-speed chase is still on the run. It started in Columbia County and ended in North Augusta yesterday. The other suspect David Malave is behind bars. Police found him hiding in a closet with a knife in a house he broke into on Serpentin


NWS: Tornado touches down in Southeast Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island.


MSN Money Calls Georgia Infrastructure ‘2nd Best in the Nation’

Georgia’s transportation infrastructure ranks second best in the nation among U.S. states, according to a report published by MSN Money. In the report titled, “States that are falling apart,” Georgia ranks No. 49 overall, from best (No. 50, Florida) to worst (No. 1, Rhode Island) based on upkeep, ma


Tornado Watch extended for some Upstate and Mountain counties until 8 p.m.

(FOX Carolina) - A tornado WATCH remains in effect for much of the Upstate into Polk, Rutherford, and McDowell counties until 8 PM. The alert was canceled for Abbeville, Anderson, and Pickens counties shortly after 6:30 p.m.


21-year-old arrested for child porn after GBI raid

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- 21-year-old John Malone is behind bars and facing charges for sexual exploitation. GBI agents with the Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit raided his home Thursday morning.


Saudi sisters seeking asylum in Georgia go public in plea for help

(CNN) — Two Saudi sisters who planned their escape for almost five years and are now seeking asylum in the country of Georgia have revealed their identities in a plea for international help.


Tornado watch issued for Augusta-area counties; warning expired

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for area counties until 6 p.m. According to the National Weather Service, a tornado watch means tornadoes are possible in and near the area.


Woman killed when car crashes into logging truck

GREENWOOD COUNTY, S.C. — A 75-year-old Troy woman was killed Thursday morning when the car she was driving crashed into a logging truck, according to the coroner. Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox said Judith Stover was driving north on Highway 221 at about 6:30 a.m. when she crashed into a logging


Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says he's not concerned about backlash from the "heartbeat" bill

The "heartbeat" bill in Georgia has not yet been signed by Governor Brian Kemp but the governor told reporters Thursday night in Liberty County he's not concerned about reported backlash from the film industry. The bill would prevent an abortion at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.


Deadly April storm leaves trail of damage across Florida, Georgia

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A line of severe thunderstorms and possible tornados barrelled across North Florida on Friday morning, leaving at least one child dead and a second injured near Tallahassee. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland, Georgia, was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-t


Measles cases reported in Tennessee and Georgia

"It is kind of scary because its not something that's been seen in a long time," said Meg Jones. Jones lives in Fyffe. That means she's less than an hour away from Tennessee or Georgia, two states that are dealing with confirmed measles cases. The Alabama Department of Public Health says a single ca


Georgia Power reports about 33,000 customers without power across state due to storms

As of 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Georgia Power reports 31,115 customers are without power after storms swept across the state. About half of those customers are located in the Coastal Empire.


GBI Raids Home in Columbia County

Columbia County (WJBF) - A GBI raid is underway in Columbia County. It started around 7:30 Thursday morning at a home on Crown Heights Way. According to GBI Special Agent Pat Morgan, the Child Exploitation and Computer Crimes Unit from Atlanta is conducting a search of the residence.


Fatal Fiery Crash on Hwy 23 West

A 2008 Freightliner truck pulling a trailer was involved in a fatal fiery crash on Hwy 23 West near Flat Rock Road in Edgefield, Tuesday, April 16. According to the SC Highway Patrol, the truck was traveling north on Hwy 23 around 7:00 in the evening when the driver went off the right side of the ro


Academy Sports shoplifting suspect sought

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man suspected of shoplifting at a Columbia County sporting goods store. According to the sheriff's office, the man entered Academy Sports on April 3 around 8:35 p.m. and took a baseball equipment bag and five Magellan fishing shirts. He left the


Georgia Department of Revenue Updating System; Motor Vehicle Department Closed May 23rd-May 28th

The Georgia Department of Revenue will install a new system for motor vehicle registration, and as a result, local offices will not be able to process motor vehicle transactions for several days at the end of May.


Weather: Aiken County under Tornado Watch

A line of storms approaching from the west will impact Aiken County around 12:30 p.m. today. At 10:44 a.m. the National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for all of the CSRA until 6 p.m. The watch includes Aiken and Edgefield counties.


Power outages as severe weather rolls across CSRA

(WFXG) - Power has been knocked out in several areas of the CSRA, the result of a line of storms moving across the area on Friday, Apr. 19. SCE&G: Around 935 SCE&G customers are without power in McCormick County. You can report an outage and keep track of ongoing issues on SCE&G’s online outage map.


The Great Debate at Georgia State

Georgia State got to bleed both blue and red at the second annual Great Debate, hosted by political activism student organization Vote Everywhere GSU. The debate kicked off Monday evening between the Georgia State College Republicans and Young Democrats.


Hummingbird visits Grovetown man every year around Masters

GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A Grovetown man nursed a hummingbird back to health four years ago. That hummingbird migrates south every year, but around Masters time, it always finds his way back.