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'Disturbing' N. Augusta drive-by shooting featured gun stolen from Aiken DPS officer
NORTH AUGUSTA, Ga (WRDW/WAGT) -- Cash, drugs, and a stolen gun were found at the North Augusta drive-by on Pershing Drive. But now we're learning more about the stolen gun, which was taken from an Aiken Public Safety officer's unlocked car in September.
Breaking News: One Dead, One Injured After Shooting in Martinez
Evans, Ga (WJBF) - News Channel 6 has learned that one person is dead and other injured after a shooting in Columbia County. The shooting was between brothers. The one that died shot himself after shooting his brother who's in the hospital.
Jay Jefferies speaks at Hammond Hill Elementary School
NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WFXG) - Meteorologist Jay Jefferies said: “Here I am at Hammond Hill Elementary School and look at this: We are celebrating our leaders of Hammond Hill.” Jefferies was a guest speaker at Hammond Hill Elementary’s black history program Friday morning.
Corps plans presentation, 'interactive workshop' for future of lock and dam
AUGUSTA, Ga (WRDW/WAGT) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are holding an "interactive workshop" on the proposed future of the lock and dam. That workshop is planned for March 6 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Augusta Mariott on Two Tenth Street.
Deputies investigating shooting at Martinez home
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Deputies are responding to a shooting incident in Martinez. It happened around 7:08 a.m. Friday at a home on the 100 block of Holiday Drive. We're hearing multiple people may be injured.
While four businesses close in Augusta, much more are opening
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A Fatz Cafe. Three Bi-Los. When one door -- or four -- closes, others usually open right behind them. Small business owners and developers say we're really in an unprecedented time for business growth in the area. A big theme is restaurants and other specialty food and dr
North Augusta police investigating two-vehicle shootout on Pershing Drive
North Augusta Public Safety is actively looking for suspects in a Tuesday night shooting on Pershing Drive near Lions Field in North Augusta, which left two people hospitalized.
Three Augusta area 'underperforming' Bi-Lo stores are closing
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Three "underperforming" Bi-Lo stores in the Augusta area will be closing their doors by the end of March. That's the word from Southeastern Grocers, the parent company of Bi-Lo, who says these three stores have been targeted for closure by March 25:
Suspect in child porn investigation taught special education in Aiken County for decades
Information released Wednesday shows the Aiken man arrested this week on 25 charges connected with child pornography worked with special needs children as a teacher in Aiken County for nearly 35 years.
Three men wanted for questioning in Broad Street shooting
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for three men who may have been involved in or witnessed an aggravated assault that happened over the weekend.
Law Enforcement in SC is visible as they work towards achieving Target Zero
AIKEN COUNTY (WFXG) - North Augusta Public Safety has been teaming up with Aiken Department of Public Safety to keep drivers on the road safe at all times. Since 2013 there have been 1900 collisions on US 1 in North Augusta.
Future of Augusta strip clubs
AUGUSTA (WJBF) - - City leaders turned down changing city code to allow adult entertainment licenses downtown to be transferred to an heir, meaning they will close one the owner quits or dies.
South Carolina drug dealers arrested
NEWPORT—A pair of South Carolina residents were taken into custody this week in Newport after having active warrants for dealing drugs in their home state. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Newport police officers were dispatched to CVS in reference to an altercation between a male and female. Upon arrival, Patr
Students at South Carolina school told to pick cotton, sing ‘slave song’ on field trip, report says
A South Carolina mother was outraged after her 10-year-old son was told to pick cotton and sing a “slave song” while on an elementary school field trip -- but the school reportedly defended the activity, saying it was about the "Great Depression."
Neighbor helps man after drive-by shooting
NORTH AUGUSTA (WFXG) - Two people are recovering from gunshot wounds after a drive-by shooting in North Augusta, Tuesday. Crime tape blocked off part of Pershing Drive after a drive-by shooting left two men injured and a car in someone’s apartment.
UPDATE: Two brothers involved in deadly Martinez shooting
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- News 12 is told at least one person is dead after a domestic shooting in Martinez, according to the Columbia County Coroner's Office. The shooting happened around 7:08 a.m. Friday at a home on the 100 block of Holiday Drive.
2 adults, 1 juvenile arrested after fight at Burke County Courthouse
BURKE COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - Three people have been arrested after a fight broke out at the Burke County Courthouse Thursday. At around 9:53 a.m., a woman and her son were at the Burke County Courthouse for a family dispute. The other family, mother Takiana Barnes and son Christopher Williams, got into
City checking light poles for possible safety hazards
The city's engineering department is checking all city-owned street lights for possible voltage irregularities after concerns were raised by a Florida-based electrical company about potential hazards .
NEW: RCSO case file on Melquan Robinson electrocution is released
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Augusta-Richmond County District Attorney has released the Richmond County Sheriffs Office case file on the 12-year-old boy who was electrocuted at Fleming Park last fall.
Trial for Aiken man charged in 2016 Bates murder draws to close, jury set to deliberate Friday
The murder trial continued Thursday for the Aiken man charged in the shooting death of 21-year-old Denzel Bates in 2016. On Sept. 21, 2016, Aiken Public Safety officers responded to a call on Rushton Road near Wrights Mill Road, where they found Bates' body lying in the back of a truck.