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Man describes moments before a tree falls on him on North Augusta's Greeneway

Saturday, June 16, 2018News 12 at 11NORTH AUGUSTA, SC. (WRDW/WAGT) – A night on North Augusta's Greeneway turned into what could have been a near death experience for one biker. Jonathan Grimm says he was riding his bike when, out of nowhere, a dead tree fell down, hitting him and splitting his bike

WRDW-TV - 2018-06-16 23:44:00

Alarming number of HIV & AIDS cases sparks conversation in CSRA

"It is very scary, especially with our LGBTQ population. The statistics are that 1 in 2 men will be infected with HIV. Not possibly, but WILL be infected," said Organizer Yanza Collins.

WJBF.COM - 2018-06-16 22:52:21

North Augusta man gets 10 years for violent domestic incident in May 2017

A North Augusta man pleaded guilty Thursday to a violent domestic incident in May 2017, where he used a gun to break into his estranged spouse's Church Street home in Beech Island.Craig Alan Wallin, 57, of the 600 block of Saint Julian Place, pleaded guilty to domestic violence of a high and aggrava


Crime blotter for June 17

Buy NowFile PhotoAccording to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:A Wagener woman reported Friday morning thatsomeone had stolen some items from her propertyon Winding Road. She told deputies someone had knocked on her door earlier in the day but she hadn't answered.A Warrenville m

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-06-16 21:08:00

Search for Aiken armed robbery suspects

AIKEN, S.C. (WJBF) - Aiken County investigators are looking for two suspects in an armed robbery.They've released these surveillance pictures of the robbery.They want to identify and arrest the two men in these photos.The suspects are believed to be armed and dangerous.If you know who they are and w


Police Bookings for June 16

These are the bookings recorded for the Doris C. Gravatt Detention Center for June 14, 2018. Some names have already been printed and are not included below. Some of the people listed may not have actually spent time in jail if they posted bond and were released. Although those listed have been arre


North Augusta City Council to consider overlay district, hear Riverside Village update

North Augusta City Council will once again be considering a twice-tabled ordinance related to the City's Neighborhood Preservation Overlay District on Monday. Michael Pace, owner of Mountaineer Pest Services on Georgia Avenue, has applied for a text amendment to the overlay, saying he wanted to buil

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-06-17 14:30:00

Aiken County chairman: Progress being made quickly on Langley Pond Dam project

WARRENVILLE — People who stop by Langley Pond Park to see what is happening there will notice some big changes in the dam and the area surrounding it.Aiken County Council Chairman Gary Bunker reported recently the effort to repair, retrofit and strengthen the barrier is proceeding rapidly even thoug

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-06-17 13:44:00

Shortfall expected for Aiken's Capital Projects Sales Tax III

The City of Aiken is expecting a Capital Projects Sales Tax III shortfall of plus-or-minus $7 million.The City had initially planned to receive $44.6 million from the third round of the 1-cent renewable tax option, which is now ending early and is hamstrung by material changes.And that deficit means

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-06-16 15:45:00

Bond denied again for New Ellenton teen charged in 2017 murder

One of the two teens charged in a 2017 murder in New Ellenton was denied bond for a second time Thursday.Kayla Nicole Moore, 19, of New Ellenton, went before the judge for a second bond hearing Thursday, after she was already denied bond once in August 2017.Moore is charged with the murder of 74-yea


Police asking for help ID'ing Circle K armed robbery suspects

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public's help identifying suspects in an armed robbery Thursday morning at a Circle K convenience store on Edgefield highway.Deputies responded to 1925 Edgefield Highway around 2:45 a.m. Thursday, after the clerk called 911 claiming a white male an


Reality Winners former cellmate opens up about time together

Friday, June 15, 2018News 12 @ 6 O'clock / NBC 26 at7AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- "I was only in there for like a month, but the time that I was in there, you know, getting to know Reality she was just a great person."An unlikely friendship formed behind bars. Mikaela Uschnga goes by KK.She and Reali


Crime blotter for June 16

According to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:A Warrenville woman reported Thursday a man who goes by the name “Mandale” stole her motorcycle from her Carline Road residence. The victim claimed the suspect was acting like he wanted to purchase the motorcycle and asked to hear th


Split between two buildings, N.A. Public Safety Chief says department need more space

North Augusta Department of Public Safety currently operates out of two main buildings, neither of which were initially designed or built to house Public Safety. Both were used as municipal centers for the City government. When the current fire station off Buena Vista Avenue was built, fire trucks w

AIKEN STANDARD - 2018-06-16 20:20:00

Crime blotter for June 15

Buy NowFile PhotoAccording to reports provided by the Aiken County Sheriff's Office:A 62-year-old Aiken man reported Wednesday the woman he lives with on Colbert Bridge Road burned some of his work shirt and threatened to burn him, along with the house.A 35-year-old Aiken woman called police Wednesd


Crime spike hits Richmond County

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has had a spike in crime the past two weeks, most involving young people.Brittney Ware says she’s tired of the violence on Augusta’s streets. She wants change, so she started an initiative called Take Our Black Back.“It’s a gang


Boat capsizes in Savannah River near North Augusta

Wednesday, June 13, 2018SAVANNAH RIVER (WRDW/WAGT) -- North Augusta Department of Public Safety officials say a boat has capsized in the Savannah River near the Hammonds Ferry Boat Ramp (North Augusta Boat Landing).We have a crew headed to the scene.Stay with News 12 for the latest.


Plane crashes and sinks in Clarks Hill Lake

“He had some scrapes on his head, but he said he was alright,” said McDuffie County Sheriff Logan Marshall.


Pedestrian struck on Rhodes Drive

Friday, June 14, 2018AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A pedestrian was injured after being struck by a vehicle early Friday morning on Rhodes Drive.Details are extremely limited at the moment. It happened just before 2:00 am according to dispatchers.Our crew was on the scene as the pedestrian was being l


Two suspects on the loose after an armed robbery on Edgefield Highway

AIKEN Co., GA (WJBF) - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early morning armed robbery.It happened at the Circle K on Edgefield Highway.Authorities say two men held up the store around three am.They left the scene in a charcoal gray four-door vehicles.No injuries reported.