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UPDATE | Jury selection begins in retrial of woman accused of killing father in 1995

THOMSON, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Jury selection began Monday in the retrial of a woman charged with killing her father when she was 15-years-old back in 1995. The Supreme Court of Georgia in 2016 upheld a lower court's ruling that threw out the murder conviction of Melissa Norris, who was charged with mu

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-18 21:28:00

UPDATE | Murder suspect pleads guilty; claims mental illness in killing father

MCDUFFIE COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A woman accused of killing her father back in 2015 has pleaded guilty by reason of mental illness. According to the McDuffie County Clerk of Court; Kimberly Johnson, 29, pleaded guilty to the felony murder of her father, Sanders Johnson, on Nov. 24, 2015, at their

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-18 22:46:00

A Ga. traffic stop leads to a $3.2M meth bust

DAHLONEGA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a traffic stop in Georgia has disrupted a methamphetamine trafficking ring and prompted the seizure of more than $3 million of meth. Local news outlets report the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office said in a statement that officers confiscated 30 kilog

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-18 14:30:23

4 arrests made in Burke County drug bust

(L to R: Billie Jo Tompkins, Rosemary Lynn Gispert, William Alan James, Billy Gregory Watts) BURKE COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) - Four people are behind bars after a month long drug investigation in Burke County. The Burke County Narcotics Division executed a search warrant on a home on Friday, assisted by

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-18 18:34:01

Online grocery delivery service launching in CSRA this week

Online grocery delivery service Instacart has announced it will be expanding into the Augusta-area market this week. The same-day delivery service's launch will begin Thursday. The service areas will include: Aiken, North Augusta, Augusta, Aiken Heights, Balltown, Graniteville, Beech Island, Warren

AIKEN STANDARD - 2017-09-18 14:18:00

Improvements coming to busy Grovetown intersection

GROVETOWN, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - It's one of the busiest intersections in the county, William Few Parkway at Chamblin Road. Even in the middle of the day, there's a lot of stop and go traffic out there, but pretty soon you'll see a noticeable change that will hopefully make traffic flow much smoother. "

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-19 03:36:00

Members reflect on historic Waynesboro burned

Historic church burned near downtown Waynesboro. WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WJBF) - Look past the ashes left from a fire at a nearly 130-year-old church and you will learn about a place built for Blacks to live a better life. That's how Kelsey Marleau Phinazee remembers his late mother telling him the story

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-18 22:14:04

Deputies in Columbia County looking for alleged shoplifter

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Columbia County deputies are looking for an alleged shoplifter. They say an unknown white male entered the Evans Walmart on Sept.14, around 3:30p.m. According to deputies, the subject selected two televisions, valued at $696.00, and passed

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-18 16:46:00

One person on the loose after shoplifting two televisions from a local Walmart

EVANS, Ga. (WJBF) - The Columbia County Sheriff's Office needs your help in finding a shoplifter. An unknown white male entered the Evans Walmart on Thursday, Sept. 14 around 3:30 p.m. and stole two televisions valued at $696. The shoplifter left the Walmart and passed cashiers without purchasing th

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-18 12:51:25

Police looking to identify man wanted for stealing televisions

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking to identify a theft suspect. The incident happened on Sept. 14th around 3:30 p.m. The unknown male walked into the Evans Walmart and left with two televisions valuing a total of almost $700. He passed all cashiers without purchasing anything. If you k

WFXG.COM - 2017-09-18 12:53:54

Structure fire in Richmond Co. near Belmont Ave. and Milledgeville Rd.

fire RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) - Fire crews are currently out on the scene of a fire that happened early Tuesday morning on Belmont Avenue and Milledgeville Road. According to Richmond County Dispatchers, the call came in at 2:53 a.m. It was a structure fire and as of now, we have no word on who

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-19 10:20:16

Sheriff's office investigating shooting death at Big Oak Park in Augusta

Sheriff's office investigating shooting death at Big Oak Park in AugustaSheriff's office investigating shooting death at Big Oak Park in Augusta Updated: Tuesday, September 19 2017 1:22 PM EDT2017-09-19 17:22:38 GMT The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting death from the week

WFXG.COM - 2017-09-19 17:22:38

Bond denied for two of the four men responsible for an 8 person shooting in Columbia, S.C.

Crime Scene graphic COLUMBIA, S.C. (WJBF) - Bond has been denied for two of the four men, police officers say are responsible for the shooting of eight people in Downtown Columbia. It happened early Saturday morning on Sept. 16 at the Empire Supper Club. Police say the shooting happened between tw

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-18 10:48:11

North Augusta man arrested after throwing cup at ambulance, shattering windshield

Aiken County Sheriff's Office deputies charged a North Augusta man Sunday after he admitted to throwing a cup at an ambulance, which caused the windshield to shatter. Teddy Jerome Bennett, 64, of the 800 block of Edgefield Road, is charged with two counts of third-degree assault and battery, and mal

AIKEN STANDARD - 2017-09-18 18:33:00

Augusta bars could be closed on New Years

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - At Tuesday's Augusta Commission meeting, commissioners will look at whether bars can be open on New Years Eve. This year the holiday falls on a Sunday and usually bars aren't allowed to be open on that day of the week. The public services committee has recommended allowing them

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-19 13:56:48

UPDATE | Family of missing twins meets with sheriff

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- It's been nearly three decades since Jeannette and Dannette Millbrook went missing, the family believes some progress is finally being made in the case. When the twin girls went missing no one was talking about the case. They disappeared in 1990 an

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-19 15:12:00

Fatal motorcycle accident in McCormick County

Deadly crash McCORMICK COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) - One person is dead after an accident in McCormick County. The wreck happened shortly after 8 p.m. Friday night on Highway 28 in McCormick County. Authorities say the driver of a Dodge Charger traveling north was attempting to turn left into a private dr

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-18 15:11:20

North Augusta City council approves new rescue agreement

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.c. (WJBF)- North Augusta City council leaders voted to approve a new ordinance that would allow local rescue groups to rescue animals in need of adoption. The agreement is a partnership between the Aiken County animal Shelter and local rescue groups in North Augusta. The city has a

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-19 14:15:56

New Bollywood movie filmed in Augusta

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A new Bollywood movie is being filmed in the Augusta area. The movie is called Detroit Crossing. Originally the crew did not have any plans to even film in Augusta. Line producer, Priya Chokshi, says they were planning on filming in Atlanta. In fact

WRDW-TV - 2017-09-18 16:26:00

JENNIE: New church to meet on Saturday nights beginning Sept. 23rd

AUGUSTA- A new church in the Augusta community is doing something a little different, offering an S.O.S. (Sleep On Sunday) service on Saturday nights from 6:00 - 7:15 at the Kroc Center on Broad Street..Yannik McKie and Christina Jenkins from the new church, Chosen. Lead Pastor Yannik McKie says the

WJBF.COM - 2017-09-19 17:00:57