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Police: Driver drops phone, swerves and crashes into Aiken home

Thursday, March 22, 2018 AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A driver of a pickup truck is being cited with careless driving after the truck crashed into a home on Jehossee Drive in Aiken. According to Aiken Public Safety, the driver possibly dropped their phone and went to retrieve it, swerved, and went int

WRDW-TV - 2018-03-22 16:17:00

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

Man robbed, assaulted inside Aiken hotel room

Thursday, March 22, 2018 AIKEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Aiken Department of Public Safety officers are investigating a robbery and assault at a Howard Johnson hotel. It happened on March 4th at the location on Whiskey Road. That's where officers found 70-year-old Randy Brittain laying on the floor of a

WRDW-TV - 2018-03-22 19:18:00

ADPS asking for public's help locating Aiken hotel robbery suspect

The Aiken Department of Public Safety is asking for the community's help in locating a suspect wanted for attacking a man at a local hotel. Just before 10:30 a.m. on Mar. 4, ADPS responded to the Howard Johnson hotel on Whiskey Road for a reported assault. The victim, who was found in his room with

WFXG.COM - 2018-03-22 16:32:38

Suspect sought in Howard Johnson assault and robbery

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) - The Aiken Department of Public Safety is asking for the public's help in finding an armed robbery suspect. 27-year-old Willie Troy Morris is wanted for 1st Degree Burglary, Kidnapping, Strong Armed Robbery and 1st Degree Assault & Battery. Morris allegedly broke into a room at t

WJBF.COM - 2018-03-22 16:13:10

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

Augusta Prep Golf Team involved in bus accident south of Macon

JONES COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF/WGXA) - NewsChannel 6 has learned that a bus carrying Augusta Prep's golf team has been involved in a bus accident. ABC affiliate WGXA tells us that the accident happened just before 12:30 p.m. on Highway 49 just sound of Macon, Ga. The team were on their way to Perry, Ga. Of

WJBF.COM - 2018-03-22 19:14:39

Truck crashes into residence on Jehossee Drive in Aiken

Buy Now The driver of a Dodge truck crashed into the side of a residence on Jehossee Drive in Aiken on Thursday morning.Staff photo by Colin Demarest The Aiken Department of Public Safety is currently on the scene of a single-vehicle collision involving a vehicle crashing into a home on Jehossee Dri

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-03-22 13:59:00

UPDATE | Aiken man facing three counts of attempted murder

Friday, March 16, 2018 AKIEN, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Investigators say Gary Dale Patton of Aiken is facing charges after he allegedly fired one of the two rifles he was carrying while approaching down the driveway towards authorities. The 49-year-old is being charged with three counts each for Attempt


2018 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Augusta

People from all over the CSRA came out to celebrate at the St. Patrick's Day parade in Downtown Augusta. The downtown area was cover in green as the traditional parade route shut down Broad St. Immediately following the parade there was a free festival at the Augusta Commons. Those who came out had


Family to hold prayer vigil for twin girls missing since 1990

The family of twin girls missing since 1990 will hold the first ever prayer vigil for them. AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - It was March 18, 1990 when twin girls Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook went missing while walking in the neighborhood of MLK Jr. Blvd. and 12th Street. The girls were on a mission to ge


Officer Involved Shooting Investigation underway in Aiken County

AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WJBF) - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating an officer involved shooting. Officials say it happened around 7:30 Thursday evening on the 1100 block of Colbert Bridge Road. Investigators say a Sheriff's Deputy and two New Ellenton Police Officers responded to a 911 cal


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'


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-


North Augusta city council voting on trolley purchase, increasing parking fines Monday

NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WJBF) - Trolley purchases and increasing parking fine on Monday's North Augusta City Council agenda. On Monday, city council will vote on a resolution to authorize City Administrator Todd Glover to purchase two trolleys for tourism. The move is part of the city's effort to prom


Loved ones, strangers release balloons in honor of LaTania Janell Carwell

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - Members of the community gathered to release balloons in honor of LaTania Janell Carwell, the teenager whose body was found in south Augusta last week after going missing last April. "She was everything that any parent could've asked for," said Lori Myles, who was Carwell's 10t


Big turnout for first annual Aiken's Bacon & Brews festival in downtown Aiken

A large crowd gathered Friday night on Newberry Street for the inaugural Aiken's Bacon & Brews festival. Organized by the Kiwanis Club of Aiken as a fundraiser for the club, the event featured vendors offering at least one item with bacon in it. "I love bacon and I love beer - so you know I wasn't a


UPDATE: Suspect in Aiken officer-involved shooting charged

SLED is investigating an officer-involved shooting in the City of Aiken. At around 7:24 p.m. Thursday night, an Aiken County deputy and two New Ellenton police officers responded to a 911 call on the 1100 block of Colbert Bridge Road for a family disturbance. When the officers arrived, they spoke wi


Business owners raising money for funeral of Latania Janell Carwell

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) - A couple of Augusta business owners raising money to help pay for Latania Carwell's funeral expenses. The teenager's body was found in South Augusta last week after being missing for nearly a year. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against her stepfather, Leon Tripp,


Four car accident on Bobby Jones stalls traffic, no life threatening injuries

AUGUSTA, G.A. (WFXG) - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says there were no life threatening injuries after a four car accident stalled traffic on Bobby Jones Expressway Friday afternoon. It happened near the Windsor Spring Road Exit, around 1:10 p.m. Traffic In a statement from Public Informat