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  • Businesses learn more about military families moving to the CSRA

    Businesses learn more about military families moving to the CSRA

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:33 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:33:24 GMT
    Businesses learn more about military families moving to the CSRA (Source: WXFG)Businesses learn more about military families moving to the CSRA (Source: WXFG)

    The Augusta Metro Chamber and Women in Business are taking a look military families that are moving to the region and their goal is to learn more about what these families need.   A luncheon will be held at the Legends Club to focus on ways both organizations can help support military families moving into our community.

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    The Augusta Metro Chamber and Women in Business are taking a look military families that are moving to the region and their goal is to learn more about what these families need.   A luncheon will be held at the Legends Club to focus on ways both organizations can help support military families moving into our community.

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  • Leaders discuss benefits of employing military spouses

    Leaders discuss benefits of employing military spouses

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:31:48 GMT
    Luncheon hosted by Women in Business and Augusta Metro Chamber teaches businesses perks of hiring military spousesLuncheon hosted by Women in Business and Augusta Metro Chamber teaches businesses perks of hiring military spouses

    Did you know that there were 7,000 new jobs added to the Augusta economy last year? A lot of them are directly related to Fort Gordon.  With more military families also coming to the area, many need help integrating into our community. Moving to a new city can sometimes feel like being in a foreign land.  Some military spouses battle the challenge of uprooting their career and children. For military families, the struggle is second nature. "We're very resil...

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    Did you know that there were 7,000 new jobs added to the Augusta economy last year? A lot of them are directly related to Fort Gordon.  With more military families also coming to the area, many need help integrating into our community. Moving to a new city can sometimes feel like being in a foreign land.  Some military spouses battle the challenge of uprooting their career and children. For military families, the struggle is second nature. "We're very resil...

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  • Commissioners approve firm to develop concept for potential Whitewater Center

    Commissioners approve firm to develop concept for potential Whitewater Center

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:19 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:19:31 GMT
    Augusta Lock and Dam (WFXG)Augusta Lock and Dam (WFXG)
    Augusta Lock and Dam (WFXG)Augusta Lock and Dam (WFXG)

    Commissioners also approved the bid for the McLaughlin Group to create a concept for the Whitewater Center at the Lock & Dam. Since the firm has been chosen, it can start working on a plan that will not only include a whitewater center but other outdoor activities.  "It's actually far better then I could have hoped because now not only the city is looking at the potential of white water but they're actually strategically thinking about how to use the river and that's bi...

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    Commissioners also approved the bid for the McLaughlin Group to create a concept for the Whitewater Center at the Lock & Dam. Since the firm has been chosen, it can start working on a plan that will not only include a whitewater center but other outdoor activities.  "It's actually far better then I could have hoped because now not only the city is looking at the potential of white water but they're actually strategically thinking about how to use the river and that's bi...

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  • 2nd read for Smoking Ordinance comes with last ditch effort by bar owners

    2nd read for Smoking Ordinance comes with last ditch effort by bar owners

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:10 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:10:54 GMT
    Smoke-free ordinance will go into affect on Jan1 in Augusta, meaning no one can smoke inside a bar or private business and must stay a reasonable distance from the door. (Source: WFXG)Smoke-free ordinance will go into affect on Jan1 in Augusta, meaning no one can smoke inside a bar or private business and must stay a reasonable distance from the door. (Source: WFXG)
    Smoke-free ordinance will go into affect on Jan1 in Augusta, meaning no one can smoke inside a bar or private business and must stay a reasonable distance from the door. (Source: WFXG)Smoke-free ordinance will go into affect on Jan1 in Augusta, meaning no one can smoke inside a bar or private business and must stay a reasonable distance from the door. (Source: WFXG)

    Bar owners wanted to make a last ditch to try be exempted for the smoke free ordinance that was passed by Augusta - Richmond County Leaders 2 weeks ago. Tuesday during the 2nd reading of the ordinance, bar owners requested that commissioners add in that existing bar owners will be exempt from the smoke ordinance. You might remember, the ordinance as it states says no one can smoke inside a bar or a private business and must stay a reasonable distance away from the door. Commissioners...

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    Bar owners wanted to make a last ditch to try be exempted for the smoke free ordinance that was passed by Augusta - Richmond County Leaders 2 weeks ago. Tuesday during the 2nd reading of the ordinance, bar owners requested that commissioners add in that existing bar owners will be exempt from the smoke ordinance. You might remember, the ordinance as it states says no one can smoke inside a bar or a private business and must stay a reasonable distance away from the door. Commissioners...

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  • John C. Calhoun name change a topic of conversation in Commission meeting

    John C. Calhoun name change a topic of conversation in Commission meeting

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:04 PM EDT2018-06-20 01:04:34 GMT
    Calhoun Expressway may be renamed 'Veterans Expressway' (Source: WFXG)Calhoun Expressway may be renamed 'Veterans Expressway' (Source: WFXG)
    Calhoun Expressway may be renamed 'Veterans Expressway' (Source: WFXG)Calhoun Expressway may be renamed 'Veterans Expressway' (Source: WFXG)

    The John C. Calhoun Expressway name change is back up for discussion after nearly 75 percent of residents voted in favor of changing the name to Veterans Expressway last month. Commissioner Bill Fennoy has put this item on the agenda several times in the past, but each time the vote was shut down by majority vote. This time Commissioner Fennoy believes since majority of the voters are in favor of it, it's best to bring the change up for discussion again. A local history professo...

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    The John C. Calhoun Expressway name change is back up for discussion after nearly 75 percent of residents voted in favor of changing the name to Veterans Expressway last month. Commissioner Bill Fennoy has put this item on the agenda several times in the past, but each time the vote was shut down by majority vote. This time Commissioner Fennoy believes since majority of the voters are in favor of it, it's best to bring the change up for discussion again. A local history professo...

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  • Body identified in homicide on Anderson Avenue and Chestnut Street this morning

    Body identified in homicide on Anderson Avenue and Chestnut Street this morning

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:03 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:03:26 GMT
    Homicide victim from Anderson Ave and Chesnut St has been identified as Juan Cook (Source: WFXG)Homicide victim from Anderson Ave and Chesnut St has been identified as Juan Cook (Source: WFXG)
    Homicide victim from Anderson Ave and Chesnut St has been identified as Juan Cook (Source: WFXG)Homicide victim from Anderson Ave and Chesnut St has been identified as Juan Cook (Source: WFXG)
    Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen has confirmed that the body found this morning on Anderson Avenue and Chesnut Street has been identified through fingerprints as that of 50-year-old Juan Cook of the 3500 block of Barker Drive, Hephzibah.  Cook was pronounced dead on the scene at approximately 7:40 a.m. The body has been sent to the GBI lab for an autopsy. Stay with FOX 54 as this story develops.  See the original story from this morning here.  Copyright ...More >>
    Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen has confirmed that the body found this morning on Anderson Avenue and Chesnut Street has been identified through fingerprints as that of 50-year-old Juan Cook of the 3500 block of Barker Drive, Hephzibah.  Cook was pronounced dead on the scene at approximately 7:40 a.m. The body has been sent to the GBI lab for an autopsy. Stay with FOX 54 as this story develops.  See the original story from this morning here.  Copyright ...More >>
  • Jamie's potentially dangerous heat in the First Alert Forecast, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Jamie's potentially dangerous heat in the First Alert Forecast, Tuesday, June 19, 2018

  • Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

    Trump administration pulls US out of UN human rights council

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:00 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:00:59 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:22 PM EDT2018-06-20 03:22:11 GMT
    (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File). FILE - This is a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2008 file photo, showing a general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomats say the United...(Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP, File). FILE - This is a Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2008 file photo, showing a general view of the Human Rights Room (Room XX) at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Diplomats say the United...
    The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.More >>
    The Trump administration is poised to announce its departure from the United Nations' main human rights body in its latest withdrawal from an international institution.More >>
  • 'Cut my hair': Officer and woman struggle during violent arrest

    'Cut my hair': Officer and woman struggle during violent arrest

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:59:31 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:12 PM EDT2018-06-20 03:12:26 GMT
    Alonso Luna struggled to tell another passenger to get the incident on video before she was forced out of the vehicle. (Source: CNN)Alonso Luna struggled to tell another passenger to get the incident on video before she was forced out of the vehicle. (Source: CNN)

    It involves a woman being dragged from the front seat of a car. And it involves an officer having her hair cut in order to break free of the suspect’s grip.

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    It involves a woman being dragged from the front seat of a car. And it involves an officer having her hair cut in order to break free of the suspect’s grip.

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  • 'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

    'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:20 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:20:32 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:53 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:53:22 GMT
    (U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP). In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the...(U.S. Customs and Border Protection's Rio Grande Valley Sector via AP). In this photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a U.S. Border Patrol agent watches as people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the...
    An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials stoked the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their...More >>
    An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials stoked the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.More >>
  • Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

    Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:00 AM EDT2018-06-19 10:00:39 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:52:57 GMT
    (Susan Lawrence via AP). In this undated photo, provided by family member Susan Lawrence on Wednesday, twin brothers Julius Pieper, left, and Ludwig Pieper in their U.S. Navy uniforms.(Susan Lawrence via AP). In this undated photo, provided by family member Susan Lawrence on Wednesday, twin brothers Julius Pieper, left, and Ludwig Pieper in their U.S. Navy uniforms.
    (Susan Lawrence via AP). In this undated photo, provided by family member Susan Lawrence on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, twin brothers Julius Pieper, left, and Ludwig Pieper in their U.S. Navy uniforms. For decades, he had a number for a name, Unknown X-9...(Susan Lawrence via AP). In this undated photo, provided by family member Susan Lawrence on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, twin brothers Julius Pieper, left, and Ludwig Pieper in their U.S. Navy uniforms. For decades, he had a number for a name, Unknown X-9...

    For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred.

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    For decades, he was known only as Unknown X-9352 at a World War II American cemetery in Belgium where he was interred.

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  • Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

    Trump raises risk of economically harmful US-China trade war

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:20 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:20:31 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:51:16 GMT
    President Donald Trump gestures as he signs a "Space Policy Directive" during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches.  AP Photo/Susan Walsh)President Donald Trump gestures as he signs a "Space Policy Directive" during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence watches. AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    A new 10 percent tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports is being threatened by Trump in the latest move toward what could become a trade war.

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    A new 10 percent tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports is being threatened by Trump in the latest move toward what could become a trade war.

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  • Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

    Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

    Saturday, June 16 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-06-16 16:19:01 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:22 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:22:21 GMT

    Some private investigators and genealogy experts want to use the same DNA-tracking system that identified the suspected Golden State Killer to solve decades-old murder and missing-person cases.

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    Some private investigators and genealogy experts want to use the same DNA-tracking system that identified the suspected Golden State Killer to solve decades-old murder and missing-person cases.

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  • Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

    Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:20:00 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:21:28 GMT
    In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will 'serve a public health purpose for countries.' (Source: Pixabay)In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will 'serve a public health purpose for countries.' (Source: Pixabay)

    The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.

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    The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.

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  • Willie Nelson tweets invite for President Trump to tour border detention center

    Willie Nelson tweets invite for President Trump to tour border detention center

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:18:41 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:18:41 GMT
    Nelson appeared to be challenging Attorney General Jeff Sessions use of the Bible to defend his department’s policies. (Source: Mark Humphrey/AP, file)Nelson appeared to be challenging Attorney General Jeff Sessions use of the Bible to defend his department’s policies. (Source: Mark Humphrey/AP, file)

    Nelson appeared to be challenging Attorney General Jeff Sessions use of the Bible to defend his department’s policies.

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    Nelson appeared to be challenging Attorney General Jeff Sessions use of the Bible to defend his department’s policies.

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  • Vows in the air: German couple married in tightrope wedding

    Vows in the air: German couple married in tightrope wedding

    Saturday, June 16 2018 11:08 AM EDT2018-06-16 15:08:58 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:54:24 GMT
    (Peter Gercke/dpa via AP). Pastor Stefan Gierung, left, stands in a cage atop of a fire service ladder in front of bride Nicole Backhaus, center, and groom Jens Knorr, right, both sitting in a swing dangling under a motorcycle with artist Falko Traber,...(Peter Gercke/dpa via AP). Pastor Stefan Gierung, left, stands in a cage atop of a fire service ladder in front of bride Nicole Backhaus, center, and groom Jens Knorr, right, both sitting in a swing dangling under a motorcycle with artist Falko Traber,...

    A couple in eastern Germany have got married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 meters (46 feet) above the ground.

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    A couple in eastern Germany have got married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope, 14 meters (46 feet) above the ground.

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  • New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border _ but with parents

    New GOP plan: Hold kids longer at border _ but with parents

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:10 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:10:31 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:53:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). The Capitol is seen in Washington, Friday, June 15, 2018. Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Tr...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). The Capitol is seen in Washington, Friday, June 15, 2018. Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Tr...

    Calls are mounting for President Trump to end family separations at the border ahead of a meeting with House Republicans.

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    Calls are mounting for President Trump to end family separations at the border ahead of a meeting with House Republicans.

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  • Kim Kardashian isn't running for office, or considering it, but maybe it's not the most outlandish thing

    Kim Kardashian isn't running for office, or considering it, but maybe it's not the most outlandish thing

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:35:09 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:35:09 GMT

    Maybe there could be a Kim/Kanye ticket someday.

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    Maybe there could be a Kim/Kanye ticket someday.

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  • Elderly Abuse Awareness Month

    Elderly Abuse Awareness Month

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:23:53 GMT

    June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month.  It's important to know - elder abuse comes in many forms. It can be sexual, physical, financial or just neglect. Those at the Senior Citizens Council in Augusta say it's hard to know how many suffer from abuse because they are often silent due to the fear of being sent away.  Kathleen Ernce, Executive Director of Senior Citizens Council says "They're living at home, yes, and the thought of having to be displaced and repl...

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    June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month.  It's important to know - elder abuse comes in many forms. It can be sexual, physical, financial or just neglect. Those at the Senior Citizens Council in Augusta say it's hard to know how many suffer from abuse because they are often silent due to the fear of being sent away.  Kathleen Ernce, Executive Director of Senior Citizens Council says "They're living at home, yes, and the thought of having to be displaced and repl...

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  • Dog gets caught splashing in family pool, pretends like nothing's wrong

    Dog gets caught splashing in family pool, pretends like nothing's wrong

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-06-19 21:46:53 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:46 PM EDT2018-06-19 21:46:53 GMT
    Buster was having a good time until he noticed his owner was shooting a video of him. (Source: Peter Kramer/AP, file)Buster was having a good time until he noticed his owner was shooting a video of him. (Source: Peter Kramer/AP, file)

    Buster was having a good time until he noticed his owner was shooting a video of him.

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    Buster was having a good time until he noticed his owner was shooting a video of him.

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  • People & Places with Pierce: Swainsboro Museum of Coca-Cola Advertisement

    People & Places with Pierce: Swainsboro Museum of Coca-Cola Advertisement

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:54 PM EDT2018-06-19 20:54:28 GMT
    People & Places with Pierce: Swainsboro Museum of Coca-Cola Advertisement (WFXG)People & Places with Pierce: Swainsboro Museum of Coca-Cola Advertisement (WFXG)

    One Swainsboro man has been a Coca-Cola collector for 35 years. The story on how his museum transformed a small-town downtown is the next People & Places with Pierce. Catch it Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. on FOX 54 News Now.

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    One Swainsboro man has been a Coca-Cola collector for 35 years. The story on how his museum transformed a small-town downtown is the next People & Places with Pierce. Catch it Wednesday at 10:00 p.m. on FOX 54 News Now.

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  • S. Korea: Joint US drills suspended to aid talks with North

    S. Korea: Joint US drills suspended to aid talks with North

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:50 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:50:33 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:14 PM EDT2018-06-19 18:14:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). A photo showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is displayed as a member of People's Democratic Party stands to oppose military exercises between the United States and South Korea near the U.S....(AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon). A photo showing U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is displayed as a member of People's Democratic Party stands to oppose military exercises between the United States and South Korea near the U.S....

    South Korea says a joint military exercise scheduled with the U.S. has been suspended to support ongoing talks both countries have with North Korea.

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    South Korea says a joint military exercise scheduled with the U.S. has been suspended to support ongoing talks both countries have with North Korea.

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  • Facebook fundraiser collects millions for immigrant legal fees

    Facebook fundraiser collects millions for immigrant legal fees

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:57:36 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:09 PM EDT2018-06-19 18:09:45 GMT

    The Facebook campaign began with a $1,500 goal to help pay legal fees for immigrant families.

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    The Facebook campaign began with a $1,500 goal to help pay legal fees for immigrant families.

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  • What is gerrymandering, and why should you pay attention to it?

    What is gerrymandering, and why should you pay attention to it?

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:11:10 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:11:10 GMT

    Gerrymandering isn't just redistricting, and states are asking the courts to sort it all out.

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    Gerrymandering isn't just redistricting, and states are asking the courts to sort it all out.

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  • Trapper saves gator from python's deadly embrace

    Trapper saves gator from python's deadly embrace

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:34 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:34:27 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:07:35 GMT

    A video shows the trapper grabbing a 10-foot python by the head and pulling it and the gator out of the water.

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    A video shows the trapper grabbing a 10-foot python by the head and pulling it and the gator out of the water.

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  • Fewer teens having sex and using drugs, CDC says

    Fewer teens having sex and using drugs, CDC says

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:32:41 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:32 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:32:41 GMT
    Students who reported having sex dropped from 47.8 percent in 2007 to 39.5 percent in 2017. (Source: CNN)Students who reported having sex dropped from 47.8 percent in 2007 to 39.5 percent in 2017. (Source: CNN)

    Students who reported having sex dropped from 47.8 percent in 2007 to 39.5 percent in 2017.

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    Students who reported having sex dropped from 47.8 percent in 2007 to 39.5 percent in 2017.

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  • Columbia County School District Job Fair

    Columbia County School District Job Fair

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:14 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:14:40 GMT
    Columbia County School District (source: Facebook)Columbia County School District (source: Facebook)
    Columbia County School District (source: Facebook)Columbia County School District (source: Facebook)

    The Columbia County School District is holding a Job Fair for folks interested in becoming a trained bus driver.

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    The Columbia County School District is holding a Job Fair for folks interested in becoming a trained bus driver.

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  • Augusta-Richmond county hosting Fourth of July event

    Augusta-Richmond county hosting Fourth of July event

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:52 AM EDT2018-06-19 14:52:35 GMT
    Fireworks (source: Pixabay)Fireworks (source: Pixabay)
    Fireworks (source: Pixabay)Fireworks (source: Pixabay)

    The Augusta Richmond County Public Library system is set to host a fourth of July fireworks watch party. The gathering will be on the third-floor terrace of their headquarters, with a view of the fireworks over downtown Augusta.  

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    The Augusta Richmond County Public Library system is set to host a fourth of July fireworks watch party. The gathering will be on the third-floor terrace of their headquarters, with a view of the fireworks over downtown Augusta.  

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  • Thieves pull off 'Mission: Impossible'-style burglary near Atlanta

    Thieves pull off 'Mission: Impossible'-style burglary near Atlanta

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 3:39 AM EDT2018-06-19 07:39:02 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:29 AM EDT2018-06-19 13:29:25 GMT

    Police said burglars broke into a Best Buy near Atlanta by rappeling from the ceiling. They made off with more than $100,000 worth of loot. 

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    Police said burglars broke into a Best Buy near Atlanta by rappeling from the ceiling. They made off with more than $100,000 worth of loot. 

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  • Coroner investigating homicide near downtown Augusta

    Coroner investigating homicide near downtown Augusta

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:19 AM EDT2018-06-19 13:19:42 GMT
    Homicide near downtown Augusta 6/19/18 (WFXG)Homicide near downtown Augusta 6/19/18 (WFXG)

    The Richmond County Coroner's Office is on the scene of a homicide investigation near Downtown Augusta. The investigation is centered around the intersection of Chestnut Street and Anderson Avenue.

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    The Richmond County Coroner's Office is on the scene of a homicide investigation near Downtown Augusta. The investigation is centered around the intersection of Chestnut Street and Anderson Avenue.

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  • Subject sought in Martinez Goodwill theft

    Subject sought in Martinez Goodwill theft

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:29 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:29:35 GMT
    Goodwill theft subject 6/17/18 (source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Goodwill theft subject 6/17/18 (source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    Goodwill theft subject 6/17/18 (source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Goodwill theft subject 6/17/18 (source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)

    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a thief wanted for stealing items from Goodwill. On Sunday, June 17, at around 10 p.m., the subject pictured in this article pulled up to the Goodwill on Washington Road and loaded items left on the property into their vehicle.

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    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a thief wanted for stealing items from Goodwill. On Sunday, June 17, at around 10 p.m., the subject pictured in this article pulled up to the Goodwill on Washington Road and loaded items left on the property into their vehicle.

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  • Man allegedly killed family, burned bodies in TX

    Man allegedly killed family, burned bodies in TX

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:03 AM EDT2018-06-19 11:03:50 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:25 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:25:59 GMT

    Robert Satterfield is facing murder charges in the deaths of a man, woman and their young child.

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    Robert Satterfield is facing murder charges in the deaths of a man, woman and their young child.

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  • Toddler climbs pool ladder; parents share video to show danger

    Toddler climbs pool ladder; parents share video to show danger

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:27 AM EDT2018-06-19 11:27:24 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-06-19 11:53:33 GMT

    The family returned the pool ladder, but all the other designs were similar. 

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    The family returned the pool ladder, but all the other designs were similar. 

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  • Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

    Director: FBI won't repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:40:23 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:03 AM EDT2018-06-19 11:03:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray wait to testify as the Senate Judiciary Committee examines the internal report of the FBI's Clinton email probe and the role ...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, left, and FBI Director Christopher Wray wait to testify as the Senate Judiciary Committee examines the internal report of the FBI's Clinton email probe and the role ...
    The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has a "serious credibility problem.".More >>
    The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says the Justice Department has a "serious credibility problem.".More >>
  • 3-year-old saves mom's life in MI

    3-year-old saves mom's life in MI

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:37 AM EDT2018-06-19 10:37:46 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:54 AM EDT2018-06-19 10:54:25 GMT

    A 3-year-old girl ran several blocks home to get help after witnessing her mother suffer a seizure.

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    A 3-year-old girl ran several blocks home to get help after witnessing her mother suffer a seizure.

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  • Reddit co-founder pushes for paid family leave

    Reddit co-founder pushes for paid family leave

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:51 AM EDT2018-06-19 09:51:00 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:06 AM EDT2018-06-19 10:06:30 GMT

    Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is a new dad on a mission: encouraging other fathers to push for paid family leave.

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    Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is a new dad on a mission: encouraging other fathers to push for paid family leave.

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  • Tuesday is Juneteenth; Here's why it's important

    Tuesday is Juneteenth; Here's why it's important

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:34 PM EDT2018-06-19 03:34:48 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:00 AM EDT2018-06-19 09:00:18 GMT
    (Source: Kennejima/Flickr)(Source: Kennejima/Flickr)

    African-American communities mark Juneteenth each year with barbecues, music, prayer, reunions and pilgrimages back to Galveston.

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    African-American communities mark Juneteenth each year with barbecues, music, prayer, reunions and pilgrimages back to Galveston.

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  • Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea

    Pentagon suspends August military drills with South Korea

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:41:35 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-06-19 06:21:53 GMT
    There have been no decisions made on any other military exercises with South Korea.There have been no decisions made on any other military exercises with South Korea.

    The Pentagon says it has formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump's nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim...

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    The Pentagon says it has formally suspended a major military exercise planned for August with South Korea, a much anticipated move stemming from President Donald Trump's nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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  • Officials fear ISIS may deploy bomb-carrying drones

    Officials fear ISIS may deploy bomb-carrying drones

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:58 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:58:02 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-06-19 05:25:10 GMT

    An al-Qaida bomb maker-turned-spy says ISIS may be trying to develop explosive-packed drones.

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    An al-Qaida bomb maker-turned-spy says ISIS may be trying to develop explosive-packed drones.

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  • Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

    Supreme Court leaves door open to curbing partisan districts

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:40 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:40:07 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:45 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:45:45 GMT
    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. (Source: CNN)The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party. (Source: CNN)

    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

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    The Supreme Court is resolving partisan redistricting cases from Wisconsin and Maryland without ruling on the broader issue of whether electoral maps can give an unfair advantage to a political party.

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  • Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

    Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 08:20:01 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:34 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:34:21 GMT
    (Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.(Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.

    Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new "zero-tolerance" policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution.

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    Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new "zero-tolerance" policy that refers all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution.

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  • Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

    Upping ante, Trump threatens new tariffs on Chinese imports

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:30:14 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:24 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:24:07 GMT
    Trump recently ordered tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods in retaliation for intellectual properly theft. The tariffs were quickly matched by China on U.S. exports. (Source: Pixabay)Trump recently ordered tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods in retaliation for intellectual properly theft. The tariffs were quickly matched by China on U.S. exports. (Source: Pixabay)

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is engaging in "predatory economics 101" and an unprecedented level of larceny" of intellectual property.

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    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is engaging in "predatory economics 101" and an unprecedented level of larceny" of intellectual property.

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  • Department of Energy files appeal to continue termination of MOX Project

    Department of Energy files appeal to continue termination of MOX Project

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:44 PM EDT2018-06-19 01:44:26 GMT
    Department of Energy files appeal against South Carolina (Source: WFXG)Department of Energy files appeal against South Carolina (Source: WFXG)
    Department of Energy files appeal against South Carolina (Source: WFXG)Department of Energy files appeal against South Carolina (Source: WFXG)

    The U.S. Department of Energy filed an appeal to continue with the termination of the MOX Facility. A judge in South Carolina issued a preliminary injunction to continue the daily operations back on June 7th. If you ask Savannah River Site Watch Director Tom Clements his take on the status of the MOX Project, he says the focus at this point should be the workers. "I just don't think there's anyway it's viable and workers need to brace themselves that it's probably inevitab...

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    The U.S. Department of Energy filed an appeal to continue with the termination of the MOX Facility. A judge in South Carolina issued a preliminary injunction to continue the daily operations back on June 7th. If you ask Savannah River Site Watch Director Tom Clements his take on the status of the MOX Project, he says the focus at this point should be the workers. "I just don't think there's anyway it's viable and workers need to brace themselves that it's probably inevitab...

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  • Augusta Fire Department holds first Fire Explorer Program interest meeting

    Augusta Fire Department holds first Fire Explorer Program interest meeting

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:14 PM EDT2018-06-19 01:14:34 GMT
    Augusta Fire Department (Source: WFXG)Augusta Fire Department (Source: WFXG)
    Augusta Fire DepartmentAugusta Fire Department

    An interest meeting for Augusta's first Fire Explorer Program is happening next week. It's an early opportunity for children to know if this is a job they'll like in the future. There will be a live vehicle fire demonstration, fire trucks and the first 100 people will get free food. The fire department is looking for girls and boys between 14 and 20 to apply.  "It gives them a first hand look, they'll be able to participate in ride-alongs, participate in communit...

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    An interest meeting for Augusta's first Fire Explorer Program is happening next week. It's an early opportunity for children to know if this is a job they'll like in the future. There will be a live vehicle fire demonstration, fire trucks and the first 100 people will get free food. The fire department is looking for girls and boys between 14 and 20 to apply.  "It gives them a first hand look, they'll be able to participate in ride-alongs, participate in communit...

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  • Free cooling stations in Richmond County to help you beat the heat

    Free cooling stations in Richmond County to help you beat the heat

    Monday, June 18 2018 9:08 PM EDT2018-06-19 01:08:49 GMT
    Children play basketball inside the May Park Recreation Center  (Source: WFXG)Children play basketball inside the May Park Recreation Center (Source: WFXG)
    Children play basketball inside the May Park Recreation CenterChildren play basketball inside the May Park Recreation Center

    Mattie Mitchell's works out nearly every day at May Park. "When it's extremely hot, I can come in here and run around the gym and do my jogging," she said. With temperatures creeping towards 100 degrees, outside is where she doesn't want to be. "If I was out in the heat, right now I wouldn't be able to do it. Matter of fact, it's too hot to be out there. Even in drinking water, you can eventually end up with a heat stroke," advised Mitchell.  The r...

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    Mattie Mitchell's works out nearly every day at May Park. "When it's extremely hot, I can come in here and run around the gym and do my jogging," she said. With temperatures creeping towards 100 degrees, outside is where she doesn't want to be. "If I was out in the heat, right now I wouldn't be able to do it. Matter of fact, it's too hot to be out there. Even in drinking water, you can eventually end up with a heat stroke," advised Mitchell.  The r...

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  • Rapper XXXTentacion, 20, shot and killed in FL in 'apparent robbery'

    Rapper XXXTentacion, 20, shot and killed in FL in 'apparent robbery'

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:36 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:36:45 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:16:14 GMT

    He was considered a genre-bending artist, who cited a variety of influences that ranged from Tupac Shakur to Coldplay.

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    He was considered a genre-bending artist, who cited a variety of influences that ranged from Tupac Shakur to Coldplay.

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  • Tips to find the best summer camp for kids

    Tips to find the best summer camp for kids

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:25 PM EDT2018-06-18 23:25:19 GMT
    Tips to find the best summer camp for kids (WFXG)Tips to find the best summer camp for kids (WFXG)

    Summer is almost here and many parents are looking for summer camps for their kids. It is important to pick one that is safe. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning says parents need to start looking for summer camps as early as possible for many reasons; the most important is getting the camp verified.

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    Summer is almost here and many parents are looking for summer camps for their kids. It is important to pick one that is safe. The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning says parents need to start looking for summer camps as early as possible for many reasons; the most important is getting the camp verified.

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  • Richmond County receives hundreds of non-emergency calls

    Richmond County receives hundreds of non-emergency calls

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:22 PM EDT2018-06-18 23:22:29 GMT
    If you've ever been in traffic and wanted to dial 9-1-1 to find out what is going on, think again. Richmond County 9-1-1 Services officials say they are receiving too many non-emergency calls.(WFXG)If you've ever been in traffic and wanted to dial 9-1-1 to find out what is going on, think again. Richmond County 9-1-1 Services officials say they are receiving too many non-emergency calls.(WFXG)
    If you've ever been in traffic and wanted to dial 9-1-1 to find out what is going on, think again. Richmond County 9-1-1 Services officials say they are receiving too many non-emergency calls.(WFXG)If you've ever been in traffic and wanted to dial 9-1-1 to find out what is going on, think again. Richmond County 9-1-1 Services officials say they are receiving too many non-emergency calls.(WFXG)

    If you've ever been in traffic and wanted to dial 9-1-1 to find out what is going on, think again. Richmond County 9-1-1 Services officials say they are receiving too many non-emergency calls.  

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    If you've ever been in traffic and wanted to dial 9-1-1 to find out what is going on, think again. Richmond County 9-1-1 Services officials say they are receiving too many non-emergency calls.  

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  • Teen is accused of cyberbullying girl with Down syndrome; but that's not what put her in jail

    Teen is accused of cyberbullying girl with Down syndrome; but that's not what put her in jail

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:18 PM EDT2018-06-18 23:18:55 GMT

    For those unfamiliar with the phrase, a glow-up is when someone has grown into their looks. It’s usually an expression of a person’s growing confidence. In this case, it was a demonstration of cyberbullying.

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    For those unfamiliar with the phrase, a glow-up is when someone has grown into their looks. It’s usually an expression of a person’s growing confidence. In this case, it was a demonstration of cyberbullying.

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  • AT&T, Time Warner close $81B merger 2 days after judge OKs

    AT&T, Time Warner close $81B merger 2 days after judge OKs

    Thursday, June 14 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-06-15 01:38:05 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 6:35 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:35:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018, file photo, the logos for Time Warner and AT&T appear above alternate trading posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A federal judge has approved the $85 billion me...(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, June 13, 2018, file photo, the logos for Time Warner and AT&T appear above alternate trading posts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. A federal judge has approved the $85 billion me...

    AT&T and Time Warner have completed their merger, one of the biggest media deals ever, just two days after a federal judge approved the combination over objections by the Trump Justice Department that it would hurt...

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    AT&T and Time Warner have completed their merger, one of the biggest media deals ever, just two days after a federal judge approved the combination over objections by the Trump Justice Department that it would hurt consumers.

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  • California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

    California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

    Saturday, June 16 2018 1:38 AM EDT2018-06-16 05:38:55 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 4:22 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:22:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk into a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. State health officials proposed a regulation change Friday, June 15, 2018, that would declare coffee ...(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2017, file photo, a barista pours steamed milk into a cup of coffee at a cafe in Los Angeles. State health officials proposed a regulation change Friday, June 15, 2018, that would declare coffee ...

    California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear.

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    California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear.

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  • 'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

    'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:29 AM EDT2018-06-17 15:29:36 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 4:02 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:02:53 GMT
    (Disney/Pixar via AP). This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15.(Disney/Pixar via AP). This image released by Disney Pixar shows a scene from "Incredibles 2," in theaters on June 15.

    Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.

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    Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.

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  • Dunkin' Donuts store: No 'shouting in language other than English'

    Dunkin' Donuts store: No 'shouting in language other than English'

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:16 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:16:00 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 3:16 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:16:00 GMT
    The sign requesting customers to report non-English shouting appeared in the window of a Baltimore Dunkin’ Donuts. (Source: Dunkin’ Donuts, file)The sign requesting customers to report non-English shouting appeared in the window of a Baltimore Dunkin’ Donuts. (Source: Dunkin’ Donuts, file)

    The sign requesting customers to report non-English shouting appeared in the window of a Baltimore Dunkin’ Donuts.

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    The sign requesting customers to report non-English shouting appeared in the window of a Baltimore Dunkin’ Donuts.

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  • Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe

    Giuliani says Trump may consider pardons after Russia probe

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:10 AM EDT2018-06-18 06:10:02 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 3:11 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:11:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy in Washington. Giuliani said Sunday, June 17, 2018, that...(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Rudy Giuliani, an attorney for President Donald Trump, speaks at the Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and democracy in Washington. Giuliani said Sunday, June 17, 2018, that...

    Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the president might pardon his former campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once the special counsel's work ends.

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    Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the president might pardon his former campaign chairman and others ensnared in the Russia investigation once the special counsel's work ends.

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  • Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

    Strong quake near Osaka, Japan, kills 4, knocks over walls

    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:29 PM EDT2018-06-18 01:29:52 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:51:13 GMT
    (Takaki Yajima/Kyodo News via AP). School children take shelter at schoolyard in Ikeda, Osaka, following an earthquake Monday, June 18, 2018.  A strong earthquake has shaken the city of Osaka in western Japan. There are reports of scattered damage incl...(Takaki Yajima/Kyodo News via AP). School children take shelter at schoolyard in Ikeda, Osaka, following an earthquake Monday, June 18, 2018. A strong earthquake has shaken the city of Osaka in western Japan. There are reports of scattered damage incl...

    A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses.

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    A strong earthquake shook the city of Osaka in western Japan, causing scattered damage including broken glass and partial building collapses.

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  • Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes

    Pope: Abortion is 'white glove' equivalent to Nazi crimes

    Saturday, June 16 2018 10:59 AM EDT2018-06-16 14:59:00 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:33 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:33:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). Pope Francis greets members of an association of people honored by the Italian Presidency for their commitment to their work, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Friday, June 15, 2018.(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino). Pope Francis greets members of an association of people honored by the Italian Presidency for their commitment to their work, in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Friday, June 15, 2018.

    Pope Francis has denounced abortion as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children God gives them.

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    Pope Francis has denounced abortion as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics program and urged families to accept the children God gives them.

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  • Correction: US Open story

    Correction: US Open story

    Sunday, June 17 2018 8:59 AM EDT2018-06-17 12:59:32 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:14:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Julio Cortez). Dustin Johnson misses a putt on the 18th green during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez). Dustin Johnson misses a putt on the 18th green during the third round of the U.S. Open Golf Championship, Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Southampton, N.Y.
    The toughest test at US Open is getting Shinnecock Hills in the right condition for a memorable final round.More >>
    The toughest test at US Open is getting Shinnecock Hills in the right condition for a memorable final round.More >>
  • Trump announces 'space force' as new military branch

    Trump announces 'space force' as new military branch

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:41:51 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:14:39 GMT

    President Donald Trump announced on Monday he's directing the Pentagon to begin a sixth branch of the military -  "space force."

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    President Donald Trump announced on Monday he's directing the Pentagon to begin a sixth branch of the military -  "space force."

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  • 'Justice League' star keeps fan's husband at arm's length

    'Justice League' star keeps fan's husband at arm's length

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:13:37 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:13 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:13:37 GMT
    Actor Jason Momoa met with fans at the Denver Comic Con. (Source: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Actor Jason Momoa met with fans at the Denver Comic Con. (Source: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Actor Jason Momoa met with fans at the Denver Comic Con.

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    Actor Jason Momoa met with fans at the Denver Comic Con.

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  • Jerry Seinfeld returns to Bell Auditorium

    Jerry Seinfeld returns to Bell Auditorium

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:03:31 GMT
    Jerry Seinfeld (source: Augusta Entertainment Complex)Jerry Seinfeld (source: Augusta Entertainment Complex)
    Jerry Seinfeld (source: Augusta Entertainment Complex)Jerry Seinfeld (source: Augusta Entertainment Complex)

    Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld is coming back to Augusta. Seinfeld will be performing at the Bell Auditorium Friday, Sept. 14. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22.

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    Comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld is coming back to Augusta. Seinfeld will be performing at the Bell Auditorium Friday, Sept. 14. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 22.

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  • Anxiety attack patient in CA was mocked, accused of wanting drugs by ER doctor

    Anxiety attack patient in CA was mocked, accused of wanting drugs by ER doctor

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:55 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:55:26 GMT

    Video of the encounter, in which an ER doctor laughs at and belittles a 20-year-old patient, has been viewed more than 4 million times on Facebook.

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    Video of the encounter, in which an ER doctor laughs at and belittles a 20-year-old patient, has been viewed more than 4 million times on Facebook.

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  • Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen Scheduled to Perform in CSRA

    Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen Scheduled to Perform in CSRA

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:38:53 GMT

    Lyle Lovett and Robert Early Keen are coming to Augusta on October 31, 2018.

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    Lyle Lovett and Robert Early Keen are coming to Augusta on October 31, 2018.

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  • Columbia deputies seek Grovetown shoplifting suspect

    Columbia deputies seek Grovetown shoplifting suspect

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:25 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:25:12 GMT

    The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the suspect, pictured above, in connection to two shoplifting incidents at the Walmart in Grovetown. A TV and other electronics were stolen in two separate incidents – all of it valued at $1712.21.

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    The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the suspect, pictured above, in connection to two shoplifting incidents at the Walmart in Grovetown. A TV and other electronics were stolen in two separate incidents – all of it valued at $1712.21.

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  • AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations

    AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations

    Saturday, June 16 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018-06-16 21:39:06 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 9:30 AM EDT2018-06-18 13:30:25 GMT
    AMC said it takes seriously what it calls "troubling" allegations by Hardwick’s former girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra. (Source: Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)AMC said it takes seriously what it calls "troubling" allegations by Hardwick’s former girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra. (Source: Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    AMC Networks says that Chris Hardwick's talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels.

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    AMC Networks says that Chris Hardwick's talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels.

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  • Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

    Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

    Sunday, June 17 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-06-17 19:40:11 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 8:53 AM EDT2018-06-18 12:53:50 GMT
    Nearly 2,000 children have been taken from their parents since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy. (Source: CNN)Nearly 2,000 children have been taken from their parents since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy. (Source: CNN)

    Hundreds of children are waiting away from their parents inside a Border Patrol holding facility in South Texas, with groups of 20 or more children to a single cage.

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    Hundreds of children are waiting away from their parents inside a Border Patrol holding facility in South Texas, with groups of 20 or more children to a single cage.

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  • Police find woman's body in freezer after husband takes own life

    Police find woman's body in freezer after husband takes own life

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-06-18 12:04:32 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 8:18 AM EDT2018-06-18 12:18:10 GMT
    Police were trying to inform Lori Bruick that her husband took his own life but were having trouble finding her until they went into the family home. (Source: Raycom Media)Police were trying to inform Lori Bruick that her husband took his own life but were having trouble finding her until they went into the family home. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Police were trying to tell Lori Bruick that her husband took his own life but were having trouble finding her - until they went into the family home. 

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    Police were trying to tell Lori Bruick that her husband took his own life but were having trouble finding her - until they went into the family home. 

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  • SC teen makes impressive duct tape tux for prom scholarship

    SC teen makes impressive duct tape tux for prom scholarship

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:24 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:24:58 GMT
    SC teen Charlie Hyman is a national finalist for the Stuck at Prom Scholarship contest. (WIS)SC teen Charlie Hyman is a national finalist for the Stuck at Prom Scholarship contest. (WIS)
    SC teen Charlie Hyman is a national finalist for the Stuck at Prom Scholarship contest. (WIS)SC teen Charlie Hyman is a national finalist for the Stuck at Prom Scholarship contest. (WIS)

    A South Carolina teen is making national headlines for his duct taping skills. 

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    A South Carolina teen is making national headlines for his duct taping skills. 

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  • Augusta's Ronald McDonald House needs donations to help families this summer

    Augusta's Ronald McDonald House needs donations to help families this summer

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:39 AM EDT2018-06-18 10:39:26 GMT
    The Ronald McDonald House needs help for families in needThe Ronald McDonald House needs help for families in need

    The red paint on this Ronald McDonald House is a beacon of hope for Nikki Goforth, a mother of two from Nashville, Georgia. Because of this place, 6-year-old Layla can play hide-and-go-seek without a care, while her new baby sister, Lucy Grace, is in NICU.

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    The red paint on this Ronald McDonald House is a beacon of hope for Nikki Goforth, a mother of two from Nashville, Georgia. Because of this place, 6-year-old Layla can play hide-and-go-seek without a care, while her new baby sister, Lucy Grace, is in NICU.

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  • Family spends time on the green for Father's Day

    Family spends time on the green for Father's Day

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:32 AM EDT2018-06-18 10:32:20 GMT
    Robert Moody Sr. poses between putts as he plays golf with his sons on Father's DayRobert Moody Sr. poses between putts as he plays golf with his sons on Father's Day

    Families spent time with their fathers on the green at Wedges and Woods Driving Range Sunday. The Moodys say it's hard for everyone to come together due to their busy schedules. However, for special days like this, they all made the time to show appreciation for dad.

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    Families spent time with their fathers on the green at Wedges and Woods Driving Range Sunday. The Moodys say it's hard for everyone to come together due to their busy schedules. However, for special days like this, they all made the time to show appreciation for dad.

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  • China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish

    China hikes tariffs on US soybeans, electric cars, fish

    Friday, June 15 2018 6:18 AM EDT2018-06-15 10:18:13 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 6:00 AM EDT2018-06-18 10:00:46 GMT
    China is raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods. (Source: CNN/Pool)China is raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods. (Source: CNN/Pool)

    China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey.

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    China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey.

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  • Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

    Mother of sick boy seeks legalization of medical marijuana

    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:09 AM EDT2018-06-17 11:09:27 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 5:52 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:52:21 GMT
    (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP, File). FILE - In this June 11, 2018 file photo, Billy Caldwell sits with his mother Charlotte. The British government on Saturday June 16, 2018, changed course over a case concerning the use of cannabis oil, saying an epilep...(Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP, File). FILE - In this June 11, 2018 file photo, Billy Caldwell sits with his mother Charlotte. The British government on Saturday June 16, 2018, changed course over a case concerning the use of cannabis oil, saying an epilep...

    The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the UK is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy.

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    The mother of an epileptic boy at the center of a debate over medical marijuana in the UK is calling for an urgent meeting with ministers to discuss liberalizing British policy.

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  • A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

    A trade war looms as Trump slaps tariffs on Chinese imports

    Friday, June 15 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-06-15 04:38:06 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 4:50 AM EDT2018-06-18 08:50:09 GMT
    (Thomas Peter/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump China's President Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner with the first ladies at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Trump is clos...(Thomas Peter/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump China's President Xi Jinping arrive for the state dinner with the first ladies at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Trump is clos...

    President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods.

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    President Donald Trump has approved a plan to impose tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods.

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  • Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

    Trump adviser Roger Stone reveals new meeting with Russian

    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:29 PM EDT2018-06-17 20:29:54 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 4:31 AM EDT2018-06-18 08:31:06 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is ex...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017, file photo, longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is ex...
    Special counsel examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton.More >>
    Special counsel examining a previously undisclosed meeting between longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone and a Russian figure who allegedly tried to sell him dirt on Hillary Clinton.More >>
  • Boston man claims self-defense in alleged assault of man photographing woman on train

    Boston man claims self-defense in alleged assault of man photographing woman on train

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:47 AM EDT2018-06-18 07:47:22 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 3:47 AM EDT2018-06-18 07:47:22 GMT
    It is alleged the 66-year-old victim was taking inappropriate photos of a woman on the train, but police say they found no evidence to support the claim. (Source: Makeda Payton/WFXT/CNN)It is alleged the 66-year-old victim was taking inappropriate photos of a woman on the train, but police say they found no evidence to support the claim. (Source: Makeda Payton/WFXT/CNN)

    Prosecutors say the 31-year-old kicked the victim, broke his ribs and strangled him.

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    Prosecutors say the 31-year-old kicked the victim, broke his ribs and strangled him.

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  • Trump adviser says 'nobody likes' family separation policy

    Trump adviser says 'nobody likes' family separation policy

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:49 AM EDT2018-06-17 14:49:42 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-06-18 07:11:41 GMT
    (Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.(Butch Comegys/The Times-Tribune via AP). U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks on immigration policy and law enforcement actions at Lackawanna College in downtown Scranton, Pa., on Friday, June 15, 2018.

    A White House adviser is distancing the Trump administration from responsibility for a jump in the number of migrant children being separated from their parents by authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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    A White House adviser is distancing the Trump administration from responsibility for a jump in the number of migrant children being separated from their parents by authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  • Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension

    Afghan bomber kills 19, Taliban rejects cease-fire extension

    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:29 AM EDT2018-06-17 11:29:42 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-06-18 06:21:43 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mohammad Anwar Danishyar). A wounded man is brought by stretcher into a hospital in Jalalabad city, capital of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 16, 2018. A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on...(AP Photo/Mohammad Anwar Danishyar). A wounded man is brought by stretcher into a hospital in Jalalabad city, capital of Nangarhar province, east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, June 16, 2018. A suicide bomber blew himself up in eastern Afghanistan on...

    A suicide bomber has struck in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least 10 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a...

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    A suicide bomber has struck in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad, killing at least 10 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday cease-fire.

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  • 'It breaks my heart': Laura Bush calls family separation at border 'cruel,' 'immoral'

    'It breaks my heart': Laura Bush calls family separation at border 'cruel,' 'immoral'

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:43 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:43:51 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 1:43 AM EDT2018-06-18 05:43:51 GMT
    Former first lady Laura Bush speaks Friday, June 23, 2017, during "Stand-To," a summit held by the George W. Bush Institute focused on veteran transition, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)Former first lady Laura Bush speaks Friday, June 23, 2017, during "Stand-To," a summit held by the George W. Bush Institute focused on veteran transition, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    The former first lady called on “good people at all levels of government” to stop the practice.

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    The former first lady called on “good people at all levels of government” to stop the practice.

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  • Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

    Police: Taxi driver who hit 8 Moscow pedestrians fell asleep

    Sunday, June 17 2018 4:49 AM EDT2018-06-17 08:49:27 GMT
    Monday, June 18 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-06-18 04:21:45 GMT
    (Viktoria Geranovich via AP). In this image taken from video provided by Viktoria Geranovich, a taxi driver, right, runs away from the scene after he crashed his taxi into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 16, ...(Viktoria Geranovich via AP). In this image taken from video provided by Viktoria Geranovich, a taxi driver, right, runs away from the scene after he crashed his taxi into pedestrians on a sidewalk near Red Square in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, June 16, ...

    Moscow police would not comment on whether the crash would affect security measures for the World Cup, which is being held in 11 Russian cities over the next month.

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    Moscow police would not comment on whether the crash would affect security measures for the World Cup, which is being held in 11 Russian cities over the next month.

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  • 17 shot at New Jersey art festival; prosecutor says it was gang related

    17 shot at New Jersey art festival; prosecutor says it was gang related

    Sunday, June 17 2018 8:22 AM EDT2018-06-17 12:22:51 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-06-18 03:23:59 GMT

    Police said that "numerous physical altercations" had broken out at the venue prior to the shooting

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    Police said that "numerous physical altercations" had broken out at the venue prior to the shooting

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  • Chaotic WA carjacking, shooting spree injures two; armed civilian kills gunman

    Chaotic WA carjacking, shooting spree injures two; armed civilian kills gunman

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:01 PM EDT2018-06-18 03:01:06 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:17 PM EDT2018-06-18 03:17:49 GMT

    One of the victims, a man, was airlifted to a hospital, according to a police spokeswoman. The other, a 16-year-old girl, suffered an injury believed to be minor.

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    One of the victims, a man, was airlifted to a hospital, according to a police spokeswoman. The other, a 16-year-old girl, suffered an injury believed to be minor.

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  • 5 dead after car flips in Border Patrol chase in TX

    5 dead after car flips in Border Patrol chase in TX

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:43 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:43:51 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-06-17 22:03:11 GMT

    It was unclear why law enforcement began chasing the vehicle, though a local sheriff said it was the result of "good police work."

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    It was unclear why law enforcement began chasing the vehicle, though a local sheriff said it was the result of "good police work."

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  • Cooling towers imploded at Florida power plant

    Cooling towers imploded at Florida power plant

    Saturday, June 16 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-06-16 16:59:10 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:41:46 GMT
    (Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP). Two 464-foot-tall cooling towers of the St. Johns River Power Park on Jacksonville, Florida's Northside are simultaneously imploded Saturday, June 16, 2018, as part of the demolition of the now closed coal fir...(Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP). Two 464-foot-tall cooling towers of the St. Johns River Power Park on Jacksonville, Florida's Northside are simultaneously imploded Saturday, June 16, 2018, as part of the demolition of the now closed coal fir...

    Two cooling towers - both well over the length of a football field - came tumbling down in seconds Saturday in Florida as part of an effort to dismantle a power plant.

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    Two cooling towers - both well over the length of a football field - came tumbling down in seconds Saturday in Florida as part of an effort to dismantle a power plant.

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  • Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents

    Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents

    Saturday, June 16 2018 7:18 AM EDT2018-06-16 11:18:49 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:31:36 GMT
    A second sheriff's deputy has died after being shot while an inmate was being transported to a Kansas City courthouse. (Source: CNN)A second sheriff's deputy has died after being shot while an inmate was being transported to a Kansas City courthouse. (Source: CNN)

    A second sheriff's deputy has died after being shot while an inmate was being transported to a Kansas City courthouse.

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    A second sheriff's deputy has died after being shot while an inmate was being transported to a Kansas City courthouse.

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  • On immigration, Melania Trump wants to see US 'govern with heart'

    On immigration, Melania Trump wants to see US 'govern with heart'

    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:15:13 GMT
    Sunday, June 17 2018 5:15 PM EDT2018-06-17 21:15:13 GMT
    Melania Trump "hates to see children separated from their families" a spokesperson said. (Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Melania Trump "hates to see children separated from their families" a spokesperson said. (Source: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    The first lady "believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart" according to a spokesperson. 

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    The first lady "believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart" according to a spokesperson. 

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    Weather with Jay

    Weather with Jay

    Weather with Jay is a new weekly segment that will air on FOX 54 News Now Friday mornings. Each week, Jay Jefferies will choose one child to come on and do the weather with him live on air.

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    Weather with Jay is a new weekly segment that will air on FOX 54 News Now Friday mornings. Each week, Jay Jefferies will choose one child to come on and do the weather with him live on air.

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  • Improving the lives of our children

    For Our Children

    For Our Children

    FOX 54 has launched the For Our Children community campaign. It's our station's most ambitious community project to improve the lives of children in the CSRA. Our efforts will include helping charities that focus on children's needs, recognizing the achievements of local children and providing you with valuable information so you can be a powerful positive role model in the life of a child, which benefits the future for all of our children in the CSRA.

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    FOX 54 has launched the For Our Children community campaign. It's our station's most ambitious community project to improve the lives of children in the CSRA. Our efforts will include helping charities that focus on children's needs, recognizing the achievements of local children and providing you with valuable information so you can be a powerful positive role model in the life of a child, which benefits the future for all of our children in the CSRA.

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  • Spotlighting amazing kids in our community

    High 5 4 Kids

    High 5 4 Kids

    FOX 54 is recognizing children who are making a positive impact in our community, who are overcoming the odds and who have special talents.

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    FOX 54 is recognizing children who are making a positive impact in our community, who are overcoming the odds and who have special talents.

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