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UPDATE | Owner of daycare faces multiple charged for leaving kids locked in building

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Karen Jones, the owner of Karen's Kiddie Korner, was arrested Friday after investigators say she left nine children alone, locked inside. AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- After facing a judge Wednesday, Karen Jones faces nine counts of false imprisonment, as well as nine counts

WRDW-TV - 2018-03-21 22:40:00

RCSO looking to identify man, wanted for questioning

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Authorities are looking for the man pictured above. He is wanted for questioning in reference to a cell phone theft. The theft was said to have taken place at Yeung Supermarket on Olive Road in Augusta on March 19, 2018. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office asks that anyo

WRDW-TV - 2018-03-22 00:41:00

Two people injured after accident on Jefferson Davis Highway

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Law enforcement say two people were taken to the hospital after a possible wrong-way crash accident on Jefferson Davis Highway Wednesday morning. Dispatchers say the call came in around 3:19 am. The accident happened near the Greg's Gas Plus on Highway 78. Officers

WRDW-TV - 2018-03-21 13:28:00

Warrenville teen arrested for third time in less than a year

An Warrenville teen who just can't seem to stay out of trouble was arrested early Tuesday morning for the third time in less than a year. Desmond Bates, 19, of the 200 block of Saint Johns Place in Warrenville, is now charged with simple possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-03-20 16:59:00

Local pastor works to assist addicts and criminals

Warren County native and former addict Elder Jeffery Hobbs works to help people who are in the same situation in which he was once involved. Hobbs runs a ministry called "Been There Done That,"but before becoming a minister, Hobbs lived a life of drug addiction. He was born in Camak in 1961, and he

MCDUFFIEPROGRESS.COM - 2018-03-21 20:14:00

Some downtown Augusta restaurants say goodbye to straws

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Next week, some downtown Augusta restaurants will take on "the last straw" challenge. Under the challenge, some of your favorite places to eat and drink will stop putting straws in drinks, unless patrons ask for them. It's an effort to cut down o

WRDW-TV - 2018-03-21 18:12:00

SRP Park fluid traffic plan, parking options; city looking to hire trolley drivers

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WJBF) - North Augusta City Administrator Todd Glover walked WJBF NewsChannel 6 through the proposed traffic plan for baseball games at SRP Stadium. "Our parking decks are color coded so we have specific traffic ingress and egress for each color coded deck and then we have speci

WJBF.COM - 2018-03-21 20:05:53

Woman arrested for allegedly beating child

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 News 12 @ 6 O'clock / NBC 26 News at 7 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Arrest warrants tell part of the story of how 18-year-old Dyzeria Dixon landed behind bars accused of cruelty to children. The warrant says Dyzeria took her girlfriends 10-year-old child into the bedroom of

WRDW-TV - 2018-03-22 03:12:00

One person taken to the hospital after shooting near Gordon Highway

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Richmond County dispatch says one person was taken to the hospital after a shooting on Leyland Place near Gordon Highway. They say it happened around 8:30 Monday evening. Details are limited at the moment. We have reached out to the sheriff's office for more information a


Local women beat addiction and bring hope in recovery

Augusta, GA (WJBF) - CLICK HERE to go to Grace House of Augusta's website You constantly see news about the opioid crisis. Most reports include only the negative-the overdoses and the deaths. However, the following is a story of hope. Two local women have overcome addiction to opioids and other dru

WJBF.COM - 2018-03-20 21:28:35

Strong storms damage buildings in Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - Strong storms damaged businesses on Marvin Griffin Road early Tuesday morning. Textron EZ Go has he most damage. The company spokesman tell Fox 54 at least three businesses are damaged. Second shift employees were working at time. The spokesman says a few workers were sent to t


Augusta woman with mental challenges missing from home

Richmond Coutny Sheriff's Office seeks the public's help finding Genzer. Though 27, her mother reports she has the mental capactiy of a 5-year-old. AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - Richmond County Sheriff's Office needs the public's help locating a woman they say has mental challenges. Authorities report 27-


N.A. City Council passes resolution to buy trolleys for City use; establishes parking fines

Twenty-one days away from the first game at SRP Park, North Augusta City Council passed a resolution that could help make parking and going to the stadium a little bit easier. Council passed a resolution allowing the city administrator to take steps to purchase trolleys for city use. Council also vo


Suspect arrested in Timbercreek Lane shooting

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - One person is behind bars after an argument that led to gunfire. Richmond County deputies were called to Homewood Suites on Timbercreek Lane Monday night in reference to a shooting. Deputies were told that a silver Chevy pickup had left the scene with the victim. After locating

WJBF.COM - 2018-03-20 15:01:14

Aiken man charged with exposing himself at Aiken Mall

An Aiken man was charged Saturday after he was caught exposing himself inside Books-A-Million inside the Aiken Mall on Whiskey Road. Vincent Tyrone Callahan, 29, of Adams Road, is charged with two counts of exposure of private parts in lewd and lascivious manner and trespass after notice, according


UPDATE | Friends and family remember McDuffie County couple killed this week as investigation continues

Friday, March 16, 2018 (News 12 NBC 26 News At 11) UPDATE | 11:45 p.m. THOMSON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Friends and family honor the lives of two McDuffie County victims, but what was first believed to be a deadly car accident has now turned into a homicide investigation. The bodies of Kenyetta Germany


Augusta Textron cleans up after storm damage

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 (News 12 at 6 O'Clock) AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - All 1,200 Textron workers in Augusta spent Tuesday home from work, after storm damage caused major damage overnight. Shattered glass, uprooted trees and roofs torn off buildings - that's just some of the damage officials at th

WRDW-TV - 2018-03-21 01:39:00

UPDATE | Winner of Aiken Powerball ticket comes forward

Monday, March 19, 2018 AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A man traveling through South Carolina is now $2 million richer, after picking up a winning ticket in Aiken. The winner, whose name has not been released, lives in North Carolina. He says he checked the ticket a few times to make sure his eyes weren'


BREAKING | Semi truck crashes into PCS Nitrogen

Monday, March 19, 2018 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- At this time crews are working to pull the cab of the truck out of the drainage canal. Workers tell News 12 that after unloading, the truck was seen leaving along one of the back roads near the plant before the accident happened. There are no furt


UPDATE | Investigators describe suspect who assaulted and tied-up woman in apartment

Monday, March 19, 2018 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- News 12 has been able to confirm that the victim found tied up, gagged, and injured in an apartment on Walton Way did not know her attacker. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5' 10" or 5' 11", around 180 to 200 pounds. At the t