Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Augusta man charged with arson in couch fire

An Augusta man is accused of arson after fire officials say he set fire to a couch at Bon Air Apartments late Monday.

Man caught on camera eluding police in stolen Humvee

A Warrenville man accused of leading deputies on a chase in a stolen Humvee was caught on tape attempting to ram a police vehicle.

Augusta stormwater fee vote fails 5-3

Two abstentions kept Mayor Hardie Davis from casting a tie breaking vote Tuesday on a decision to implement a stormwater utility fee on Augusta consumers in January.

Board should release other GRU finalists, attorney says

Georgia Southern University President Brooks Keel could be confirmed Wednesday as the next president of Georgia Regents University but because the university system did not disclose the other ...

SRS contractor adds staff to emergency program

Savannah River Site's liquid waste contractor nearly tripled the number of staff for its emergency drill program following an evaluation that revealed numerous shortfalls.

Authorities raid Subway spokesman Jared Fogle's home

FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog, two ...

Owners vow to rebuild Marshall Square

Owners of the burned resort in Evans said rebuilding is part of their future plans.

Huckabee campaigns in Aiken

Presidential candidate Mike Hucka­bee (left) poses for photo during a stop Tuesday in Aiken. The former Arkansas governor and television host took part in a luncheon in Aiken sponsored by the ...

F-16, Cessna collide over SC; 2 dead

MONCKS CORNER, S.C.  — Two were killed Tuesday when an F-16 fighter jet and a small plane collided over South Carolina, raining down plane parts and debris over marshes and rice fields.

Victim identified in Aiken County car crash

The investigation continues into the death of a 41-year-old Aiken man believed killed early Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 1.

Insurance coverage for autistic children now law

ATLANTA -- As of July 1, private insurance companies will provide coverage for the best therapeutic treatment for children with autism ages six and under, as a result of a new law.

Skull found in sand of Georgia beach

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. -- A man walking his dog found part of a human skull on an island beach Monday, and it has been sent to a crime lab for possible identification, authorities said.

Suspects sought in vandalism of pool

Deputies are searching for suspects accused of vandalizing a pool owned by the Augusta Aquatics Center.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Area employers voice concern about federal overtime proposal

Many in the local business community fearsa federal proposal extending overtime pay for salaried employees could drive up costs and possibly hurt future growth.

Dashcam footage offers glance into fatal shooting at jailer's home

An Aiken County jailer arrested in June in the fatal shooting of his wife told police he pointed his newly-purchased M4 assault rifle away from her and checked to make sure the gun wasn't loaded ...

Stormwater issue rises again

A divided Augusta Commission will again take up implementing a stormwater utility fee at its Tuesday regular meeting.

Michaux: McIlroy's injury a summer bummer

In the tweet heard round the golf world Monday, there was Rory McIlroy leaning on crutches with his left ankle encased in some Star Wars storm trooper boot. The words accompanying the photo were ...

Traffic stop turns into drug arrests

An Aiken County couple is facing charges after being caught with methamphetamine, multiple guns and thousands in cash in their vehicle on Sunday.

Grovetown settles lawsuit over jail suicide

The city of Grovetown has settled a civil rights lawsuit filed on behalf of the children of a man who killed himself in the town's jail.

Charges reduced for dad enraged over friend's misconduct with child

An Augusta man who went after a friend with three different weapons pleaded guilty Monday to reduced charges.
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