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  • A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed

    A CDC ban on 'fetus' and 'transgender?' Experts alarmed

    Saturday, December 16 2017 7:49 PM EST2017-12-17 00:49:07 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 9:01 AM EST2017-12-17 14:01:45 GMT

    Health leaders say they are alarmed about reports that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words in official budget documents, including "fetus," and "transgender.".

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    Health leaders say they are alarmed about reports that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words in official budget documents, including "fetus," and "transgender.".

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  • Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'

    Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'

    Saturday, December 16 2017 3:16 AM EST2017-12-16 08:16:02 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 9:01 AM EST2017-12-17 14:01:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, is pursued by reporters in the Capitol after signing the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, is pursued by reporters in the Capitol after signing the conference committee report to advance the GOP tax bill, in Washington, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017.

    Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to Americans. 

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    Republicans working to execute their first major legislative achievement of Donald Trump's presidency appear to have secured the votes to pass a massive tax overhaul that Trump hoped to present to the American people for Christmas.

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  • After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races

    After Alabama, abortion may be backseat issue in 2018 races

    Saturday, December 16 2017 12:06 PM EST2017-12-16 17:06:09 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 9:01 AM EST2017-12-17 14:01:36 GMT

    Both Democratic and Republican operatives say abortion may take a backseat to other issues in 2018 now that conservative Alabama has elected a Democrat who supports abortion rights.

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    Both Democratic and Republican operatives say abortion may take a backseat to other issues in 2018 now that conservative Alabama has elected a Democrat who supports abortion rights.

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  • Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

    Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

    Sunday, December 17 2017 3:19 AM EST2017-12-17 08:19:20 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 9:01 AM EST2017-12-17 14:01:25 GMT

    Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition organization say special counsel Robert Mueller's team gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before his administration began.

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    Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition organization say special counsel Robert Mueller's team gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before his administration began.

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  • Pope: Media sins by dredging up, sensationalizing old news

    Pope: Media sins by dredging up, sensationalizing old news

    Saturday, December 16 2017 12:31 PM EST2017-12-16 17:31:13 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 7:12 AM EST2017-12-17 12:12:18 GMT

    Pope Francis is criticizing journalists who dredge up old scandals and sensationalize the news, saying it's a "very serious sin" that hurts all involved.

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    Pope Francis is criticizing journalists who dredge up old scandals and sensationalize the news, saying it's a "very serious sin" that hurts all involved.

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  • Second-grader collects almost 1,200 toys for children in hospital

    Second-grader collects almost 1,200 toys for children in hospital

    Sunday, December 17 2017 3:48 AM EST2017-12-17 08:48:06 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 3:48 AM EST2017-12-17 08:48:06 GMT

    The second-grader came up with the idea to collect toys for the kids at the hospital, who can’t go home for the holidays.

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    The second-grader came up with the idea to collect toys for the kids at the hospital, who can’t go home for the holidays.

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  • Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

    Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

    Saturday, December 16 2017 7:19 PM EST2017-12-17 00:19:06 GMT
    Sunday, December 17 2017 3:20 AM EST2017-12-17 08:20:17 GMT

    Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition say Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team has gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of...

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    Several people familiar with President Donald Trump's transition say Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team has gained access to thousands of private emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration.

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  • Wreaths Across America ceremony held in Aiken

    Wreaths Across America ceremony held in Aiken

    Saturday, December 16 2017 7:08 PM EST2017-12-17 00:08:45 GMT

    American Legion Post 71 in North Augusta, SC along with Wreaths Across America conducted their Wreaths Across America Ceremony in Aiken at the Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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    American Legion Post 71 in North Augusta, SC along with Wreaths Across America conducted their Wreaths Across America Ceremony in Aiken at the Sunset Memorial Gardens.

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  • Augusta Regional Airport Santa fly-in event brings priceless joy to families

    Augusta Regional Airport Santa fly-in event brings priceless joy to families

    Saturday, December 16 2017 3:07 PM EST2017-12-16 20:07:24 GMT

    Augusta Regional Airport continued their Nine Days of Christmas events with a Santa Fly-In and fun workshop for families. Parents and children in awe as Santa flew in on a helicopter.

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    Augusta Regional Airport continued their Nine Days of Christmas events with a Santa Fly-In and fun workshop for families. Parents and children in awe as Santa flew in on a helicopter.

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  • Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

    Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

    Friday, December 15 2017 3:25 AM EST2017-12-15 08:25:47 GMT
    Saturday, December 16 2017 1:19 PM EST2017-12-16 18:19:22 GMT

    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's potential defection has put a speed bump into GOP leaders' drive to push their big tax package through the Senate.

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    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's potential defection has put a speed bump into GOP leaders' drive to push their big tax package through the Senate.

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  • Americans pessimistic about Trump, country: AP-NORC Poll

    Americans pessimistic about Trump, country: AP-NORC Poll

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:15 AM EST2017-12-15 15:15:32 GMT
    Saturday, December 16 2017 9:40 AM EST2017-12-16 14:40:00 GMT

    Americans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close.

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    Americans are painting a pessimistic view of the country and President Donald Trump as 2017 comes to a close.

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  • Facebook: Social media scrolling can make you feel bad

    Facebook: Social media scrolling can make you feel bad

    Friday, December 15 2017 5:39 PM EST2017-12-15 22:39:52 GMT
    Saturday, December 16 2017 6:27 AM EST2017-12-16 11:27:33 GMT

    It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Passively scrolling through social media can make you feel bad.

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    It's not quite like tobacco companies warning about the dangers of smoking, but Facebook is acknowledging something many already know: Passively scrolling through social media can make you feel bad.

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  • White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign

    White House to push merit-based immigration in new campaign

    Friday, December 15 2017 3:05 AM EST2017-12-15 08:05:29 GMT
    Saturday, December 16 2017 2:26 AM EST2017-12-16 07:26:12 GMT

    The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn the public against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push to move toward a more merit-based structure.

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    The White House is embarking on a major campaign to turn the public against the nation's largely family-based immigration system ahead of an all-out push to move toward a more merit-based structure.

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  • AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

    AP Explains: What is net neutrality and why does it matter?

    Thursday, December 14 2017 12:24 AM EST2017-12-14 05:24:37 GMT
    Saturday, December 16 2017 1:46 AM EST2017-12-16 06:46:48 GMT

    "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block.

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    "Net neutrality" regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block.

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  • US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoin

    US prosecutors move to cash in on $8.5M in seized bitcoin

    Thursday, December 14 2017 6:15 PM EST2017-12-14 23:15:15 GMT
    Saturday, December 16 2017 1:46 AM EST2017-12-16 06:46:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Federal attorneys prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring case are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest.

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    Federal attorneys prosecuting a multimillion-dollar opioid drug-ring case are moving quickly to sell seized bitcoin that's exploded in value to $8.5 million since the alleged ringleader's arrest.

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  • Representative Bill Taylor proposes DUI-E fine increase

    Representative Bill Taylor proposes DUI-E fine increase

    Friday, December 15 2017 8:12 PM EST2017-12-16 01:12:45 GMT

    Representative Bill Taylor for Aiken County has introduced legislation to increase the fine for texting and driving or DUI-E (Driving Under the Influence of an Electronic Device).

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    Representative Bill Taylor for Aiken County has introduced legislation to increase the fine for texting and driving or DUI-E (Driving Under the Influence of an Electronic Device).

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  • Rubio defection threatens GOP's slim majority on tax bill

    Rubio defection threatens GOP's slim majority on tax bill

    Thursday, December 14 2017 3:54 AM EST2017-12-14 08:54:53 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 7:59 PM EST2017-12-16 00:59:00 GMT

    Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress.

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    Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress.

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  • Disney buying much of Fox, will help it compete with Netflix

    Disney buying much of Fox, will help it compete with Netflix

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:24 AM EST2017-12-14 12:24:47 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 6:50 PM EST2017-12-15 23:50:25 GMT

    Disney is buying a big chunk of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal, gaining U.S. cable channels and a major film studio and growing overseas as it tries to meet competition from technology...

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    Disney is buying a big chunk of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in $52.4 billion deal, gaining U.S. cable channels and a major film studio and growing overseas as it tries to meet competition from technology companies.

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  • Omarosa's departure highlights lack of White House diversity

    Omarosa's departure highlights lack of White House diversity

    Friday, December 15 2017 3:35 AM EST2017-12-15 08:35:36 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 1:07 PM EST2017-12-15 18:07:05 GMT
    Omarosa Manigault Newman's departure from the White House is shining a light on Trump's diversity problem.More >>
    Omarosa Manigault Newman's departure from the White House is shining a light on Trump's diversity problem.More >>
  • Suspect wanted for shoplifting from Augusta CVS

    Suspect wanted for shoplifting from Augusta CVS

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:24 AM EST2017-12-15 16:24:26 GMT
    Wrightsboro Rd. CVS shoplifting suspect 11/28/17 (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Wrightsboro Rd. CVS shoplifting suspect 11/28/17 (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office asking for the public's help identifying a suspect wanted for shoplifting. At around 7:38 p.m. on Nov. 28,  person pictured in this article stole items from the CVS on Wrightsboro Road.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office asking for the public's help identifying a suspect wanted for shoplifting. At around 7:38 p.m. on Nov. 28,  person pictured in this article stole items from the CVS on Wrightsboro Road.

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  • The kids are all right: 'Youthquake' is Oxford word of 2017

    The kids are all right: 'Youthquake' is Oxford word of 2017

    Friday, December 15 2017 4:45 AM EST2017-12-15 09:45:19 GMT
    Friday, December 15 2017 11:16 AM EST2017-12-15 16:16:59 GMT

    Oxford Dictionaries is recognizing the power of the millennial generation with its 2017 word of the year: youthquake.

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    Oxford Dictionaries is recognizing the power of the millennial generation with its 2017 word of the year: youthquake.

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  • 20th Anniversary Holidays in Olde Lincoln Towne

    20th Anniversary Holidays in Olde Lincoln Towne

    Friday, December 15 2017 11:17 AM EST2017-12-15 16:17:19 GMT
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    Downtown Lincolnton is holding the 20th anniversary for their Olde Lincoln Towne Christmas Celebration. There will be musical guests, tree lighting, parade and holiday vendor fair. It will be from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    Downtown Lincolnton is holding the 20th anniversary for their Olde Lincoln Towne Christmas Celebration. There will be musical guests, tree lighting, parade and holiday vendor fair. It will be from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Aiken County Animal Shelter hosting "Home for the Holidays" adoption event

    Aiken County Animal Shelter hosting "Home for the Holidays" adoption event

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:48 AM EST2017-12-15 15:48:46 GMT
    Source: FOTASSource: FOTAS
    Aiken County Animal Shelter's "Home for the Holidays" adoption event is taking place this Saturday. The event will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aiken County Animal Shelter. Santa Claus will be there from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. greeting guests. The adoption event will also feature refreshments, carolers and other treats. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    Aiken County Animal Shelter's "Home for the Holidays" adoption event is taking place this Saturday. The event will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Aiken County Animal Shelter. Santa Claus will be there from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. greeting guests. The adoption event will also feature refreshments, carolers and other treats. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Jay Jefferies surprises doppelgänger who suffered stroke, community rallies

    Jay Jefferies surprises doppelgänger who suffered stroke, community rallies

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:19 AM EST2017-12-15 15:19:15 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    First Alert Meteorologist Jay Jefferies surprised his doppelgänger, Carl Lee, who suffered a stroke. Lee has previously dressed up as Jay, with many people saying they look exactly alike. They also share much more. Check out the video we shared on FOX 54. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    First Alert Meteorologist Jay Jefferies surprised his doppelgänger, Carl Lee, who suffered a stroke. Lee has previously dressed up as Jay, with many people saying they look exactly alike. They also share much more. Check out the video we shared on FOX 54. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • Aiken: Boil water advisory in effect for area around Sassafras Road

    Aiken: Boil water advisory in effect for area around Sassafras Road

    Friday, December 15 2017 9:57 AM EST2017-12-15 14:57:08 GMT
    boil water advisory; Source: WFXGboil water advisory; Source: WFXG

    The City of Aiken would like residents to be aware of a boil water advisory in effect. Water crews are continuing repairs on a water main on Sassafras Road, in the North side of Aiken. 

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    The City of Aiken would like residents to be aware of a boil water advisory in effect. Water crews are continuing repairs on a water main on Sassafras Road, in the North side of Aiken. 

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  • Local man stress the importance of eye exams during the holiday season

    Local man stress the importance of eye exams during the holiday season

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:31 PM EST2017-12-15 03:31:26 GMT
    Local man stress the importance of eye exams during the holiday season (WFXG)Local man stress the importance of eye exams during the holiday season (WFXG)

    A recent trip to the optometrist has changed one man outlook on life after he was diagnosed with having melanoma of the eye. He told Fox 54's he wants to make sure everyone understands the importance of getting your eyes checked every year without fail. Before going in to his yearly eye comprehensive exam Brian Hennessy had no problems with his vision. He was not expecting anything significant to happen. But his visit led to the discovery of a rare melanoma that forms in the eye...

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    A recent trip to the optometrist has changed one man outlook on life after he was diagnosed with having melanoma of the eye. He told Fox 54's he wants to make sure everyone understands the importance of getting your eyes checked every year without fail. Before going in to his yearly eye comprehensive exam Brian Hennessy had no problems with his vision. He was not expecting anything significant to happen. But his visit led to the discovery of a rare melanoma that forms in the eye...

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  • Augusta Regional decks the halls with entertainment

    Augusta Regional decks the halls with entertainment

    Friday, December 15 2017 7:13 AM EST2017-12-15 12:13:10 GMT
    From December 15-December 23, those flying through Augusta Regional will be able to enjoy live entertainment; WFXG.From December 15-December 23, those flying through Augusta Regional will be able to enjoy live entertainment; WFXG.

    Augusta Regional Airport wants to make the holiday travels a little more cheery.

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    Augusta Regional Airport wants to make the holiday travels a little more cheery.

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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closure on near Ronald Reagan Drive

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closure on near Ronald Reagan Drive

    Friday, December 15 2017 6:30 AM EST2017-12-15 11:30:37 GMT
    Temporary lane closure in Columbia County; Source: WFXGTemporary lane closure in Columbia County; Source: WFXG

    There is a temporary lane closure in Columbia County that may affect your commute. The temporary lane closure(s) and/or lane shift(s) will be in the area of...

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    There is a temporary lane closure in Columbia County that may affect your commute. The temporary lane closure(s) and/or lane shift(s) will be in the area of...

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  • UPDATE: 1 arrested in Waynesboro attempted armed robbery

    UPDATE: 1 arrested in Waynesboro attempted armed robbery

    Friday, December 15 2017 6:15 AM EST2017-12-15 11:15:55 GMT
    Zaddrick Rouse, 17...arrested for armed robbery; Source: The Burke County Sheriff's OfficeZaddrick Rouse, 17...arrested for armed robbery; Source: The Burke County Sheriff's Office

    Two men are facing charges after an attempted armed robbery in Waynesboro on Tuesday night. The Waynesboro Police Department says at about 8:33 p.m., units responded to an armed robbery on Perry Street at 8th Street. 

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    Two men are facing charges after an attempted armed robbery in Waynesboro on Tuesday night. The Waynesboro Police Department says at about 8:33 p.m., units responded to an armed robbery on Perry Street at 8th Street. 

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  • Police searching for missing Waynesboro teen

    Police searching for missing Waynesboro teen

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:57 PM EST2017-12-15 03:57:42 GMT
    Savannah Hixon (source: Waynesboro Police Department)Savannah Hixon (source: Waynesboro Police Department)

    The Waynesboro Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a missing teenager. Fifteen-year-old Savannah Hixon was last seen at her home on Dec. 11, 2017.

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    The Waynesboro Police Department is asking for the public's help finding a missing teenager. Fifteen-year-old Savannah Hixon was last seen at her home on Dec. 11, 2017.

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  • 11th Annual Share a Night at the Ronald McDonald House

    11th Annual Share a Night at the Ronald McDonald House

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:47 PM EST2017-12-15 03:47:15 GMT
    The 11th Annual Share A Night at The Ronald McDonald was nothing short of a packed house. It's an opportunity for the community to come on out and help support the families who are staying here during the holidays . For every $20 donation they've received, they lit a light in the house to celebrate that donation. And for some families, the donations & support from the C-S-R-A they've gotten, they'll never forget.  "It means a lot that there's that amount of donors and ...More >>
    The 11th Annual Share A Night at The Ronald McDonald was nothing short of a packed house. It's an opportunity for the community to come on out and help support the families who are staying here during the holidays . For every $20 donation they've received, they lit a light in the house to celebrate that donation. And for some families, the donations & support from the C-S-R-A they've gotten, they'll never forget.  "It means a lot that there's that amount of donors and ...More >>
  • Future of Pendleton King Park still unknown after Foundation files lien

    Future of Pendleton King Park still unknown after Foundation files lien

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:37 PM EST2017-12-15 03:37:29 GMT
    With less than 3 weeks before the Lease expires for Pendleton King Park, many in the C-S-R-A are wondering if the Park will remain.  The Foundation's President says the last time he heard from the investor, the plan is still to turn the park into a housing development. The future of Pendleton King Park has been uncertain for the past several weeks, since the trustees have offered to sell it to a developer, Winchester Home-builders. One week ago the Pendleton King Park Foun...More >>
    With less than 3 weeks before the Lease expires for Pendleton King Park, many in the C-S-R-A are wondering if the Park will remain.  The Foundation's President says the last time he heard from the investor, the plan is still to turn the park into a housing development. The future of Pendleton King Park has been uncertain for the past several weeks, since the trustees have offered to sell it to a developer, Winchester Home-builders. One week ago the Pendleton King Park Foun...More >>
  • North Augusta man arrested for multiple bank robberies

    North Augusta man arrested for multiple bank robberies

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:09 PM EST2017-12-15 03:09:15 GMT
    Frank Douglas (source: North Augusta Public Safety)Frank Douglas (source: North Augusta Public Safety)

    North Augusta Public Safety has identified the man wanted for robbing the South State Bank on Georgia Avenue as Frank Douglas, a resident of North Augusta. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

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    North Augusta Public Safety has identified the man wanted for robbing the South State Bank on Georgia Avenue as Frank Douglas, a resident of North Augusta. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

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  • Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape

    Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:14 PM EST2017-12-14 00:14:28 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 12:45 PM EST2017-12-14 17:45:43 GMT
    Russell Simmons arrives at Universal Music Group's 2017 Grammy After Party at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for UMG/AP Images)Russell Simmons arrives at Universal Music Group's 2017 Grammy After Party at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision for UMG/AP Images)

    Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them.

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    Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them.

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  • How Unisys' new security software may impact your holiday shopping

    How Unisys' new security software may impact your holiday shopping

    Thursday, December 14 2017 11:30 AM EST2017-12-14 16:30:40 GMT
    Unisys in Discovery Plaze on Augusta's downtown Riverwalk (WFXG)Unisys in Discovery Plaze on Augusta's downtown Riverwalk (WFXG)

    Unisys is a large multi-national company that's been arond for a hundred years and has been at the forefront of most technological change. "When they made the first big computers they brought those computers to the market way back with the Eniac and the Univac computer that all came from Unisys." And now.... Tom Patterson .... the Chief Trust Officer of Unisys says it's making sure that it's are *securing ...what's *next. ''So we've been able to take security that used to...

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    Unisys is a large multi-national company that's been arond for a hundred years and has been at the forefront of most technological change. "When they made the first big computers they brought those computers to the market way back with the Eniac and the Univac computer that all came from Unisys." And now.... Tom Patterson .... the Chief Trust Officer of Unisys says it's making sure that it's are *securing ...what's *next. ''So we've been able to take security that used to...

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  • Hundreds of Consumers in Georgia Reap Benefits of The Life Insurance Policy Locator

    Hundreds of Consumers in Georgia Reap Benefits of The Life Insurance Policy Locator

    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:42 AM EST2017-12-14 12:42:06 GMT
    Life Insurance Policy LocatorLife Insurance Policy Locator

    Hundreds of Georgia consumers have reaped the benefits of Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) Life Insurance Policy Locator during the locator's first year....

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    Hundreds of Georgia consumers have reaped the benefits of Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) Life Insurance Policy Locator during the locator's first year....

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  • 8-year old Salley golfer two-time world champion, qualifies for Drive, Chip & Putt finals

    8-year old Salley golfer two-time world champion, qualifies for Drive, Chip & Putt finals

    Thursday, December 14 2017 10:43 AM EST2017-12-14 15:43:17 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    Salley's Luke Parsons is just 8 years old and has two world championships under his belt, with Augusta National's Drive, Chip and Putt finals in his sights. He has a swing as smooth as butter -- one most golfers would envy. For 8-year old Luke Parsons it's no big deal, just another day grinding it out and getting ready for his next big tournament. "I was about 4 1/2 and my dad told me, I used to work on a golf course up in Michigan as a kid, so then he took me out to Pebble Be...More >>
    Salley's Luke Parsons is just 8 years old and has two world championships under his belt, with Augusta National's Drive, Chip and Putt finals in his sights. He has a swing as smooth as butter -- one most golfers would envy. For 8-year old Luke Parsons it's no big deal, just another day grinding it out and getting ready for his next big tournament. "I was about 4 1/2 and my dad told me, I used to work on a golf course up in Michigan as a kid, so then he took me out to Pebble Be...More >>
  • Up Fur Adoption Now: Pepper

    Up Fur Adoption Now: Pepper

    Thursday, December 14 2017 9:15 AM EST2017-12-14 14:15:29 GMT
    PepperPepper

    Meet Pepper! She’s a very friendly dog living at Augusta Animal Services. Pepper wants her forever home. She was adopted and later returned on October 3rd. Her owner had to move and wasn’t allowed to have a pet. Pepper is already spayed and house trained. 

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    Meet Pepper! She’s a very friendly dog living at Augusta Animal Services. Pepper wants her forever home. She was adopted and later returned on October 3rd. Her owner had to move and wasn’t allowed to have a pet. Pepper is already spayed and house trained. 

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  • 5 years ago, Sandy Hook school shooting shocked US

    5 years ago, Sandy Hook school shooting shocked US

    Thursday, December 14 2017 6:20 AM EST2017-12-14 11:20:18 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 7:08 AM EST2017-12-14 12:08:18 GMT

    The 26 victims ranged in age from 6 to 56 years old.

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    The 26 victims ranged in age from 6 to 56 years old.

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  • Search Continues for Suspect(S) involved in McCormick Shooting at Sapps Bar and Grill

    Search Continues for Suspect(S) involved in McCormick Shooting at Sapps Bar and Grill

    Thursday, December 14 2017 6:51 AM EST2017-12-14 11:51:37 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    Agents of the S.C. Law Enforcement Division along with local authorities in McCormick are continuing their efforts to find who shot and killed two men outside of a bar last month.

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    Agents of the S.C. Law Enforcement Division along with local authorities in McCormick are continuing their efforts to find who shot and killed two men outside of a bar last month.

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  • Increased DUI enforcement in Georgia for holidays

    Increased DUI enforcement in Georgia for holidays

    Thursday, December 14 2017 6:15 AM EST2017-12-14 11:15:54 GMT
    The holiday campaign against drunk driving runs stat;e-wide from December 15 until January 2; WFXG.The holiday campaign against drunk driving runs stat;e-wide from December 15 until January 2; WFXG.

    We are about to enter another heavy travel period, and the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety is not taking any chances.

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    We are about to enter another heavy travel period, and the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety is not taking any chances.

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  • Caught on camera: Man strips naked in road rage incident

    Caught on camera: Man strips naked in road rage incident

    Thursday, December 14 2017 4:11 AM EST2017-12-14 09:11:18 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 4:11 AM EST2017-12-14 09:11:18 GMT

     After crashing into two cars, a man assaulted one of the other drivers, stripped naked and jumped onto a truck bed, leaving witnesses bewildered. 

    (Source: WJLA/Tony Knick/Broadcastify/Nina Johns)

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     After crashing into two cars, a man assaulted one of the other drivers, stripped naked and jumped onto a truck bed, leaving witnesses bewildered. 

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  • Bombing underscores New York subway system's vulnerability

    Bombing underscores New York subway system's vulnerability

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:36 AM EST2017-12-13 05:36:50 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 4:09 AM EST2017-12-14 09:09:59 GMT

    A Bangladeshi immigrant is expected to appear before a federal magistrate to face terrorism charges accusing him of setting off an explosive strapped to his body in a New York City transportation hub.

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    A Bangladeshi immigrant is expected to appear before a federal magistrate to face terrorism charges accusing him of setting off an explosive strapped to his body in a New York City transportation hub.

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  • Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018

    Fed rate increase is 3rd this year; foresees 3 more in 2018

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 2:14 PM EST2017-12-13 19:14:34 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 4:05 AM EST2017-12-14 09:05:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a hearing of the Federal Reserve Board Joint Economic Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a hearing of the Federal Reserve Board Joint Economic Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

    Fed boosts key interest rate for third time this year to range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent.

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    Fed boosts key interest rate for third time this year to range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent.

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  • Firefighters wary despite gains against California fire

    Firefighters wary despite gains against California fire

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:14 AM EST2017-12-13 08:14:26 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 3:25 AM EST2017-12-14 08:25:19 GMT

    Firefighters are finally eking out progress on the titanic task of cutting fire lines around one of the biggest blazes in the history of California.

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    Firefighters are finally eking out progress on the titanic task of cutting fire lines around one of the biggest blazes in the history of California.

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  • Tillerson softens US stance on possible talks with NKorea

    Tillerson softens US stance on possible talks with NKorea

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 5:33 PM EST2017-12-12 22:33:51 GMT
    Thursday, December 14 2017 2:35 AM EST2017-12-14 07:35:57 GMT

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. has discussed with China about how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability in the reclusive nation.

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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the U.S. has discussed with China about how North Korea's nuclear weapons might be secured in case of instability in the reclusive nation.

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  • Juvenile Judge's ask Commissioners to consider re-opening old Law Enforcement Center

    Juvenile Judge's ask Commissioners to consider re-opening old Law Enforcement Center

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:21 PM EST2017-12-14 03:21:39 GMT
    The Old Law Enforcement Building on Walton Way has been unoccupied for more than 4 years. The Jail was closed for numerous health reasons that included sewage spills, black mold and water leaks. But several Juvenile Judges are asking Richmond County Commissioners to look at opening it again.  "We're not looking for lockup. We're looking for some courtrooms, classrooms, some facilities to have training and stuff for children," says Judge Doug Flangan. Old, Abandon...More >>
    The Old Law Enforcement Building on Walton Way has been unoccupied for more than 4 years. The Jail was closed for numerous health reasons that included sewage spills, black mold and water leaks. But several Juvenile Judges are asking Richmond County Commissioners to look at opening it again.  "We're not looking for lockup. We're looking for some courtrooms, classrooms, some facilities to have training and stuff for children," says Judge Doug Flangan. Old, Abandon...More >>
  • Be aware of porch thieves: Protection tips against porch delivery theft

    Be aware of porch thieves: Protection tips against porch delivery theft

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:35 PM EST2017-12-14 02:35:26 GMT
    Be aware of porch thieves: Protection tips against porch delivery theft (WFXG)Be aware of porch thieves: Protection tips against porch delivery theft (WFXG)

    Christmas is right around the corner and that means there are a lot of gifts being ordered online. What steps are you taking to make sure no one steals your purchases once they have been delivered? Columbia County Sheriff's Office shared some tips  that will help you keep your valuables away from thieves. During this time of year, there is an increase in front door package theft. Whether you live in a house or apartment complex you need to be aware. This is a crime Columb...

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    Christmas is right around the corner and that means there are a lot of gifts being ordered online. What steps are you taking to make sure no one steals your purchases once they have been delivered? Columbia County Sheriff's Office shared some tips  that will help you keep your valuables away from thieves. During this time of year, there is an increase in front door package theft. Whether you live in a house or apartment complex you need to be aware. This is a crime Columb...

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  • Missouri man arrested for threats against Augusta mosque

    Missouri man arrested for threats against Augusta mosque

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:31 PM EST2017-12-13 23:31:39 GMT
    Islamic Society of Augusta mosque (WFXG)Islamic Society of Augusta mosque (WFXG)

    A Missouri man has been arrested for making threats against an Augusta mosque. Forty-nine-year-old Preston Q. Howard of Wright City, Missouri was indicted last week. He was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 13.

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    A Missouri man has been arrested for making threats against an Augusta mosque. Forty-nine-year-old Preston Q. Howard of Wright City, Missouri was indicted last week. He was arrested Wednesday, Dec. 13.

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  • Pendleton King Park Foundations files a lien in effort to save the Park

    Pendleton King Park Foundations files a lien in effort to save the Park

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:43 PM EST2017-12-13 20:43:56 GMT

    Pendleton King Park Foundation Board filed a lien on Thursday, Dec. 7 in an effort to save the Park from Development. The lien of close to half a million dollars represents the cost invested into the upkeep and preservation of the park.

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    Pendleton King Park Foundation Board filed a lien on Thursday, Dec. 7 in an effort to save the Park from Development. The lien of close to half a million dollars represents the cost invested into the upkeep and preservation of the park.

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  • In Alabama, an unusual alliance yields a Democratic upset

    In Alabama, an unusual alliance yields a Democratic upset

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:24 AM EST2017-12-13 08:24:16 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 1:28 PM EST2017-12-13 18:28:28 GMT

    Democrat Doug Jones is going to the U.S. Senate after pulling together an unusual alliance in a Deep South state dominated by Republicans.

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    Democrat Doug Jones is going to the U.S. Senate after pulling together an unusual alliance in a Deep South state dominated by Republicans.

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  • WATCH: SC high schooler shatters backboard in vicious dunk inside gym

    WATCH: SC high schooler shatters backboard in vicious dunk inside gym

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:36 PM EST2017-12-13 17:36:23 GMT

    Some kids just have the skills - like this young man who went to the hole with authority inside a Ridge View High School gym on Tuesday.

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    Some kids just have the skills - like this young man who went to the hole with authority inside a Ridge View High School gym on Tuesday.

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  • 4 teens arrested in Aiken home burglary

    4 teens arrested in Aiken home burglary

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:59 AM EST2017-12-13 16:59:17 GMT
    17-year-old Tremeyl Perry, arrested for burglary; Source: ACSO17-year-old Tremeyl Perry, arrested for burglary; Source: ACSO

    Police have made arrests in a burglary in Aiken, SC. On Dec. 12 at 10:49 p.m. officers responded to...

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    Police have made arrests in a burglary in Aiken, SC. On Dec. 12 at 10:49 p.m. officers responded to...

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  • Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans

    Tax package would lower top tax rate for wealthy Americans

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 3:44 AM EST2017-12-12 08:44:43 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:36 AM EST2017-12-13 15:36:22 GMT

    Public polling shows many Americans are unhappy with the proposal. The separate bills recently passed by the House and Senate combine steep tax cuts for corporations with more modest reductions for most individuals.

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    Public polling shows many Americans are unhappy with the proposal. The separate bills recently passed by the House and Senate combine steep tax cuts for corporations with more modest reductions for most individuals.

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  • Netflix: What's coming, going in January

    Netflix: What's coming, going in January

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:09 AM EST2017-12-13 14:09:38 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:23 AM EST2017-12-13 14:23:15 GMT

    Netflix Originals including Grace and Frankie and Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee arrive to the streaming service in January. 

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    Netflix Originals including Grace and Frankie and Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee arrive to the streaming service in January. 

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  • Columbia County authorities search for counterfeit check cashing suspect

    Columbia County authorities search for counterfeit check cashing suspect

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:08 AM EST2017-12-13 14:08:15 GMT
    Counterfeit check cashing suspect; Source: Columbia County Sheriff's OfficeCounterfeit check cashing suspect; Source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office

    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect and they need your help. Police say...

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    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect and they need your help. Police say...

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  • New parks coming to Columbia County in 2018

    New parks coming to Columbia County in 2018

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:52 AM EST2017-12-13 12:52:45 GMT
    The Patriot's Park expansion will add four new soccer fields and an additional entry/exit point at William Few Parkway; WFXG.The Patriot's Park expansion will add four new soccer fields and an additional entry/exit point at William Few Parkway; WFXG.

    There are more than four new parks coming to Columbia County and, quite frankly, it is due to a heavy demand for field space.

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    There are more than four new parks coming to Columbia County and, quite frankly, it is due to a heavy demand for field space.

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  • UPDATE: Suspect wanted in Burke County burglary in custody

    UPDATE: Suspect wanted in Burke County burglary in custody

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:27 AM EST2017-12-13 12:27:21 GMT
    Marquise Tyrell Staten (Source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)Marquise Tyrell Staten (Source: Burke County Sheriff's Office)

    Burke County authorities are searching for a burglary suspect.  The Sheriff's Office says 21 year-old Marquise Tyrell Staten is wanted in connection with a burglary that happened on the 100 block of Barrett Mill Road in Waynesboro on November 22. 

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    Burke County authorities are searching for a burglary suspect.  The Sheriff's Office says 21 year-old Marquise Tyrell Staten is wanted in connection with a burglary that happened on the 100 block of Barrett Mill Road in Waynesboro on November 22. 

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  • Salvation Army will hand out donated toys in Augusta

    Salvation Army will hand out donated toys in Augusta

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 11:52 AM EST2017-12-12 16:52:59 GMT
    Salvation Army volunteers need to apply (WFXG)Salvation Army volunteers need to apply (WFXG)

    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Warehouse, as local families will be receiving toy donations donated by the community Friday December 10th 9 to 10 a.m. Around 350 local families will receive Christmas gifts for 859 children on Friday during The Salvation Army of Augusta's Angel Tree Distribution Day. Through The Salvation Army Angel Tree program, thousands of gifts and clothing were donated for local children who might have otherwise not...

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    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Warehouse, as local families will be receiving toy donations donated by the community Friday December 10th 9 to 10 a.m. Around 350 local families will receive Christmas gifts for 859 children on Friday during The Salvation Army of Augusta's Angel Tree Distribution Day. Through The Salvation Army Angel Tree program, thousands of gifts and clothing were donated for local children who might have otherwise not...

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  • Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

    Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:07 AM EST2017-12-12 09:07:39 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:09 AM EST2017-12-13 09:09:43 GMT

    An internationally watched Senate election is down to voters in Alabama who will choose between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

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    An internationally watched Senate election is down to voters in Alabama who will choose between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

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  • Trump says female senator 'would do anything' for money

    Trump says female senator 'would do anything' for money

    Monday, December 11 2017 10:43 AM EST2017-12-11 15:43:27 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:18 AM EST2017-12-13 08:18:21 GMT

    Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment are sharing their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today." Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks told of alleged...

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    Three women who have previously accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment are sharing their stories on NBC's "Megyn Kelly Today." Jessica Leeds, Samantha Holvey and Rachel Crooks told of alleged harassment by Trump spanning decades.

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  • Crews struggle to keep flames from California neighborhoods

    Crews struggle to keep flames from California neighborhoods

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 3:24 AM EST2017-12-12 08:24:08 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:04 AM EST2017-12-13 08:04:33 GMT

    The fifth largest blaze in state history was threatening thousands of homes as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently dangerous weather conditions.

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    The fifth largest blaze in state history was threatening thousands of homes as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently dangerous weather conditions.

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  • Uber driver charged after exposing himself to passenger

    Uber driver charged after exposing himself to passenger

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 1:58 AM EST2017-12-13 06:58:41 GMT
    Wednesday, December 13 2017 1:58 AM EST2017-12-13 06:58:41 GMT

    The man, who is charged with public lewdness, has been banned from Uber.

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    The man, who is charged with public lewdness, has been banned from Uber.

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  • Democrat Doug Jones wins election to US Senate from Alabama

    Democrat Doug Jones wins election to US Senate from Alabama

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:34 PM EST2017-12-13 03:34:28 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:56 PM EST2017-12-13 03:56:53 GMT

    Democrat Doug Jones wins election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, as voters in the deeply conservative and heavily Republican state deal a stark political blow to President Donald Trump.

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    Democrat Doug Jones wins election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, as voters in the deeply conservative and heavily Republican state deal a stark political blow to President Donald Trump.

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  • JBA at Regency Mall deal will go in front of Commissioners again

    JBA at Regency Mall deal will go in front of Commissioners again

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 9:25 PM EST2017-12-13 02:25:22 GMT
    In Richmond county, a hot topic for Augusta - Richmond County Commissioners yet again, Regency Mall & the James Brown Arena. Last week, the vote passed, but then changed after one commissioner said he voted for the wrong deal .  In what some are calling a last attempt to see the JBA at Regency Mall, Commissioner Marion Williams put the issue on Tuesday's agenda to approve Regency Mall as the future site of the JBA, but continue to negotiate a different deal.  "Fi...More >>
    In Richmond county, a hot topic for Augusta - Richmond County Commissioners yet again, Regency Mall & the James Brown Arena. Last week, the vote passed, but then changed after one commissioner said he voted for the wrong deal .  In what some are calling a last attempt to see the JBA at Regency Mall, Commissioner Marion Williams put the issue on Tuesday's agenda to approve Regency Mall as the future site of the JBA, but continue to negotiate a different deal.  "Fi...More >>
  • Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee California community

    Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee California community

    Monday, December 11 2017 3:13 AM EST2017-12-11 08:13:18 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 8:45 PM EST2017-12-13 01:45:32 GMT

    Officials say the largest, most destructive wildfire burning in Southern California is expected to grow as it enters its second week.

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    Officials say the largest, most destructive wildfire burning in Southern California is expected to grow as it enters its second week.

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  • Sturgis family announces reward for missing Millbrook twins

    Sturgis family announces reward for missing Millbrook twins

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 8:42 PM EST2017-12-13 01:42:05 GMT

    The family of missing twins Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook has announced a reward for up to $8,000 for information leading to their whereabouts. The question of exactly how the Millbrook sisters went missing remains a mystery.

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    The family of missing twins Dannette and Jeannette Millbrook has announced a reward for up to $8,000 for information leading to their whereabouts. The question of exactly how the Millbrook sisters went missing remains a mystery.

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  • Aggressive driving could cost you at the pump

    Aggressive driving could cost you at the pump

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 7:11 PM EST2017-12-13 00:11:14 GMT
    Aggressive driving could cost you at the pump (WFXG)Aggressive driving could cost you at the pump (WFXG)

    Gas prices are constantly changing and we have no control over that, but we can control how we drive. Just getting the cheapest gas, these days is not enough. Experts at GasBuddy say in order to truly save money on fuel you have to be mindful of how you drive. Stay away from aggressive driving like speeding, rapid acceleration, and hard breaking.

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    Gas prices are constantly changing and we have no control over that, but we can control how we drive. Just getting the cheapest gas, these days is not enough. Experts at GasBuddy say in order to truly save money on fuel you have to be mindful of how you drive. Stay away from aggressive driving like speeding, rapid acceleration, and hard breaking.

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  • Authorities say bomber mocked Trump before subway attack

    Authorities say bomber mocked Trump before subway attack

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:33 AM EST2017-12-12 05:33:52 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:48 PM EST2017-12-12 23:48:57 GMT

    The man arrested in the bombing, who told investigators he wanted to retaliate for American action against Islamic State extremists, came to the U.S. from Bangladesh in 2011 on a visa available to certain relatives of U.S. citizens.

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    The man arrested in the bombing, who told investigators he wanted to retaliate for American action against Islamic State extremists, came to the U.S. from Bangladesh in 2011 on a visa available to certain relatives of U.S. citizens.

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  • One killed in workplace shooting on Fulton Industrial Blvd., suspect killed in car accident

    One killed in workplace shooting on Fulton Industrial Blvd., suspect killed in car accident

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 11:07 AM EST2017-12-12 16:07:34 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:07 PM EST2017-12-12 23:07:40 GMT
    Source: WGCLSource: WGCL

    One person is dead and the killer is on the loose after a deadly workplace shooting took place on Fulton Industrial Boulevard Tuesday morning.  

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    One person is dead and the killer is on the loose after a deadly workplace shooting took place on Fulton Industrial Boulevard Tuesday morning.  

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  • Trump says senator 'would do anything' for cash

    Trump says senator 'would do anything' for cash

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 8:03 AM EST2017-12-12 13:03:53 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:06 PM EST2017-12-12 23:06:40 GMT
    President Donald Trump is pushing back against sexual misconduct allegations, saying he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories.".More >>
    President Donald Trump is pushing back against sexual misconduct allegations, saying he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories.".More >>
  • How you drive could save you about $500 a year

    How you drive could save you about $500 a year

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 11:55 AM EST2017-12-12 16:55:15 GMT
    Georgia is number 1 in U.S. for aggressive driving; Credit: Gas BuddyGeorgia is number 1 in U.S. for aggressive driving; Credit: Gas Buddy
    Gas prices fluctuate and it's something we can’t control. But how we drive, could potentially saving us up to $477/year on gas.   GasBuddy says they now has a new "Trips" feature that helps drivers save even more money on fuel by pinpointing exactly where and when motorists have been guilty of fuel-inefficient driving – speeding, hard braking or quick acceleration –  just in time for the busy holiday driving season.   A recent GasBuddy s...More >>
    Gas prices fluctuate and it's something we can’t control. But how we drive, could potentially saving us up to $477/year on gas.   GasBuddy says they now has a new "Trips" feature that helps drivers save even more money on fuel by pinpointing exactly where and when motorists have been guilty of fuel-inefficient driving – speeding, hard braking or quick acceleration –  just in time for the busy holiday driving season.   A recent GasBuddy s...More >>
  • Augusta Regional Airport brings holiday cheer to passengers

    Augusta Regional Airport brings holiday cheer to passengers

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 11:52 AM EST2017-12-12 16:52:30 GMT

    Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) holiday travelers will enjoy sights and sounds of the season as they make their way through the terminal. Entertainers will perform for passengers traveling December 15th through December 23rd in the gate area of the Airport. Nine days of Christmas entertainment have been scheduled by the Augusta Regional Airport to entertain passengers. Each day a performance will be held in the Airport terminal building in the gate area. Beginning Friday, Decembe...

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    Augusta Regional Airport (AGS) holiday travelers will enjoy sights and sounds of the season as they make their way through the terminal. Entertainers will perform for passengers traveling December 15th through December 23rd in the gate area of the Airport. Nine days of Christmas entertainment have been scheduled by the Augusta Regional Airport to entertain passengers. Each day a performance will be held in the Airport terminal building in the gate area. Beginning Friday, Decembe...

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  • Daughtry coming to The Bell Auditorium March 13th

    Daughtry coming to The Bell Auditorium March 13th

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 11:51 AM EST2017-12-12 16:51:55 GMT
    Credit: www.daughtryofficial.comCredit: www.daughtryofficial.com

    Chris Daughtry announces that his much anticipated 2018 tour will include a stop at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 15th at 10 a.m. and are available at GeorgialinaTix.com, 877-428-4849, and The SRP Box Office at James Brown Arena. As the frontman for the band bearing his name, Daughtry has become one of the most visible and consistent rock & roll torchbearers of the 21st Century. Since rising to prominence o...

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    Chris Daughtry announces that his much anticipated 2018 tour will include a stop at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, GA on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 15th at 10 a.m. and are available at GeorgialinaTix.com, 877-428-4849, and The SRP Box Office at James Brown Arena. As the frontman for the band bearing his name, Daughtry has become one of the most visible and consistent rock & roll torchbearers of the 21st Century. Since rising to prominence o...

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  • U.S. Postal Service offers tips on protecting your mail

    U.S. Postal Service offers tips on protecting your mail

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 11:22 AM EST2017-12-12 16:22:02 GMT
    U.S. Postal Service gives tips on protecting your mail; Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeU.S. Postal Service gives tips on protecting your mail; Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office

    The U.S. Postal Service says that Postal Inspectors across the country work hard to protect your mail, but with deliveries to more than 100 million addresses, the Postal Inspection Service can’t do the job alone. They are giving you tips on how to protect your mail from thieves. 

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    The U.S. Postal Service says that Postal Inspectors across the country work hard to protect your mail, but with deliveries to more than 100 million addresses, the Postal Inspection Service can’t do the job alone. They are giving you tips on how to protect your mail from thieves. 

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  • Family and friends grieve the loss of Johnston Police Officer

    Family and friends grieve the loss of Johnston Police Officer

    Monday, December 11 2017 7:28 PM EST2017-12-12 00:28:18 GMT
    Family and friends grieve the loss of Johnston Police Officer (WFXG)Family and friends grieve the loss of Johnston Police Officer (WFXG)

    Many in Johnston are still in grief from the loss of a police officer. Corporal Eric Chapman died in a car crash on December 8 while responding to an emergency call. FOX54 spoke with members of the community who say Corporal Chapman will be missed.

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    Many in Johnston are still in grief from the loss of a police officer. Corporal Eric Chapman died in a car crash on December 8 while responding to an emergency call. FOX54 spoke with members of the community who say Corporal Chapman will be missed.

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  • Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots total more than $420M

    Powerball, Mega Millions jackpots total more than $420M

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 7:33 AM EST2017-12-12 12:33:39 GMT
    Georgia LotteryGeorgia Lottery

    Who wouldn't want millions of dollars for Christmas?! Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot has reached...

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    Who wouldn't want millions of dollars for Christmas?! Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot has reached...

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  • Man arrested for kidnapping after victim mouths for help in store

    Man arrested for kidnapping after victim mouths for help in store

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:59 AM EST2017-12-12 11:59:55 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:59 AM EST2017-12-12 11:59:55 GMT

    Authorities say the incident is especially frightening because they believe the suspect didn’t know the victims beforehand.

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    Authorities say the incident is especially frightening because they believe the suspect didn’t know the victims beforehand.

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  • Columbia Co: Temporary road closure Rocky Branch Lane

    Columbia Co: Temporary road closure Rocky Branch Lane

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:46 AM EST2017-12-12 11:46:25 GMT
    Source: Columbia CountySource: Columbia County

    Columbia County traffic engineers want to inform the driving public of a temporary road closure. This is on Rocky Branch Lane at Washington Road. The road closure will prevent any thru traffic at the intersection. Drivers needing to access the neighborhoods off Rocking Branch Lane will need to utilize the detour at Woodbridge Dr. and Washington Rd. intersection.

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    Columbia County traffic engineers want to inform the driving public of a temporary road closure. This is on Rocky Branch Lane at Washington Road. The road closure will prevent any thru traffic at the intersection. Drivers needing to access the neighborhoods off Rocking Branch Lane will need to utilize the detour at Woodbridge Dr. and Washington Rd. intersection.

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  • Public Service Commission to vote on future of construction at Plant Vogtle

    Public Service Commission to vote on future of construction at Plant Vogtle

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:20 AM EST2017-12-12 11:20:37 GMT
    The Georgia Public Service Commission will vote on the future of Units 3 and 4 in Atlanta on December 21, 2017; WFXG.The Georgia Public Service Commission will vote on the future of Units 3 and 4 in Atlanta on December 21, 2017; WFXG.

    The Georgia Public Service Commission started a series of hearings this week to decide the fate of Units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle. This comes just a week after Georgia Power reached a deal with Toshiba, parent company of the bankrupt contractor Westinghouse, to receive the remaining $3.2 billion it owes on the project.

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    The Georgia Public Service Commission started a series of hearings this week to decide the fate of Units 3 and 4 at Plant Vogtle. This comes just a week after Georgia Power reached a deal with Toshiba, parent company of the bankrupt contractor Westinghouse, to receive the remaining $3.2 billion it owes on the project.

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  • 2 dogs abandoned in horrible condition in recovery

    2 dogs abandoned in horrible condition in recovery

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 5:50 AM EST2017-12-12 10:50:44 GMT
    Angel ( Bully4you)Angel ( Bully4you)

    Angel and Gabriel are two incredibly sweet dogs that are getting a second chance at life. A Richmond County Deputy found them abandoned, tied to a fence behind a hotel on Gordon Highway in Augusta on December 1st. 

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    Angel and Gabriel are two incredibly sweet dogs that are getting a second chance at life. A Richmond County Deputy found them abandoned, tied to a fence behind a hotel on Gordon Highway in Augusta on December 1st. 

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  • Passenger caught smoking threatens to 'kill everybody' on flight

    Passenger caught smoking threatens to 'kill everybody' on flight

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 2:26 AM EST2017-12-12 07:26:08 GMT
    Tuesday, December 12 2017 2:26 AM EST2017-12-12 07:26:08 GMT

    The woman was arrested and charged with making criminal threats.

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    The woman was arrested and charged with making criminal threats.

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  • Woman wanted for questioning in Conn's forgery case

    Woman wanted for questioning in Conn's forgery case

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 1:16 AM EST2017-12-12 06:16:06 GMT
    Wanted for questioning in forgery case (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Wanted for questioning in forgery case (Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a woman wanted for questioning in regard to a forgery case.  The forgery happened on November 9 at Conn's on Bobby Jones Expressway.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a woman wanted for questioning in regard to a forgery case.  The forgery happened on November 9 at Conn's on Bobby Jones Expressway.

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  • Trump pushes immigration fix in wake of NY 'terror-related' subway explosion

    Trump pushes immigration fix in wake of NY 'terror-related' subway explosion

    Monday, December 11 2017 7:52 AM EST2017-12-11 12:52:50 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 10:41 PM EST2017-12-12 03:41:28 GMT

    Four people were injured, including the suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, according to the New York Fire Department. All injuries are non-life-threatening.

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    Four people were injured, including the suspect, 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, according to the New York Fire Department. All injuries are non-life-threatening.

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  • What is and isn't OK to say or do around your coworkers?

    What is and isn't OK to say or do around your coworkers?

    Monday, December 11 2017 7:52 PM EST2017-12-12 00:52:04 GMT

    The sexual harassment scandals coming one right after another have ignited a national conversation, but probably also a very personal conversation at your workplace about what is and isn't OK to say or do around your coworkers.

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    The sexual harassment scandals coming one right after another have ignited a national conversation, but probably also a very personal conversation at your workplace about what is and isn't OK to say or do around your coworkers.

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  • Cola Co Fire Dept gives holiday fire safety tips

    Cola Co Fire Dept gives holiday fire safety tips

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:31 PM EST2017-12-11 23:31:10 GMT

    As more Christmas trees and lights go up for the holiday season, it’s important to know safety tips to keep from having a smoky Christmas. There's nothing like getting in the holiday spirit by garnishing your home with festive decorations.

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    As more Christmas trees and lights go up for the holiday season, it’s important to know safety tips to keep from having a smoky Christmas. There's nothing like getting in the holiday spirit by garnishing your home with festive decorations.

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  • Grovetown High football player arrested for sexual misconduct against female student

    Grovetown High football player arrested for sexual misconduct against female student

    Monday, December 11 2017 4:54 PM EST2017-12-11 21:54:04 GMT
    Kevon Avera (source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)Kevon Avera (source: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)

    A Grovetown High School student has been arrested, accused of inappropriately touching a classmate. The victim says seventeen-year-old Kevon Avera grabbed her breast and buttocks while in the water room during football practice.

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    A Grovetown High School student has been arrested, accused of inappropriately touching a classmate. The victim says seventeen-year-old Kevon Avera grabbed her breast and buttocks while in the water room during football practice.

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  • Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

    Start the clock for Trump, GOP in last push on taxes, budget

    Monday, December 11 2017 4:23 AM EST2017-12-11 09:23:41 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 3:55 PM EST2017-12-11 20:55:08 GMT

    Republicans are negotiating with Democrats on the contentious issue of how much the government should spend on the military and domestic agencies to avert a holiday shutdown, among other issues.

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    Republicans are negotiating with Democrats on the contentious issue of how much the government should spend on the military and domestic agencies to avert a holiday shutdown, among other issues.

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  • Mayor Hardie Davis hosts holiday open house

    Mayor Hardie Davis hosts holiday open house

    Monday, December 11 2017 1:10 PM EST2017-12-11 18:10:44 GMT
    Monday December 11th the Mayor of the City of Augusta hosted a holiday open house. Folks dropped in from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Mayor Hardie Davis says no one came to the event with an agenda because it was a more "go with the flow" type of event. "We've got a host of people who have come through, business professionals, folks who work in a non-profit arena, we've got one of our commissioners here we've got employees who have come by," he adds. Mayor Davis s...More >>
    Monday December 11th the Mayor of the City of Augusta hosted a holiday open house. Folks dropped in from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Mayor Hardie Davis says no one came to the event with an agenda because it was a more "go with the flow" type of event. "We've got a host of people who have come through, business professionals, folks who work in a non-profit arena, we've got one of our commissioners here we've got employees who have come by," he adds. Mayor Davis s...More >>
  • Haley: Trump's accusers of sex misconduct should be heard

    Haley: Trump's accusers of sex misconduct should be heard

    Sunday, December 10 2017 12:32 PM EST2017-12-10 17:32:47 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 1:07 PM EST2017-12-11 18:07:36 GMT

    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump.

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    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says women who accuse someone of sexual misconduct deserve to be heard, even if it involves President Donald Trump.

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  • Fire on Lebaum Court shuts down traffic on Richmond Hill Drive

    Fire on Lebaum Court shuts down traffic on Richmond Hill Drive

    Monday, December 11 2017 11:22 AM EST2017-12-11 16:22:46 GMT
    Fire at Lebaum Ct.; Source: WFXGFire at Lebaum Ct.; Source: WFXG

    We have been alerted to a business fire on Lebaum Ct. in Augusta. The call came in at...

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    We have been alerted to a business fire on Lebaum Ct. in Augusta. The call came in at...

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  • Olar man's death ruled natural causes

    Olar man's death ruled natural causes

    Monday, December 11 2017 10:38 AM EST2017-12-11 15:38:55 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    Sixty-two-year-old John W. Deer of Dana Avenue in Olar was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. He was traveling North on Hwy. 64 S. near the Bamberg / Barnwell County line when his vehicle veered off the road and collided with a tree.

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    Sixty-two-year-old John W. Deer of Dana Avenue in Olar was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. He was traveling North on Hwy. 64 S. near the Bamberg / Barnwell County line when his vehicle veered off the road and collided with a tree.

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  • Early praise for 'The Last Jedi' after elaborate premiere

    Early praise for 'The Last Jedi' after elaborate premiere

    Saturday, December 9 2017 1:51 AM EST2017-12-09 06:51:55 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 9:34 AM EST2017-12-11 14:34:30 GMT

    Final preparations under way for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere, which features the return of Luke Skywalker and Carrie Fisher's last role.

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    Final preparations under way for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere, which features the return of Luke Skywalker and Carrie Fisher's last role.

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  • Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore

    Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore

    Sunday, December 10 2017 3:42 AM EST2017-12-10 08:42:24 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 8:07 AM EST2017-12-11 13:07:36 GMT

    Most statewide Republican officeholders in Alabama say they will vote for Republican Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate race with at least one notable exception.

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    Most statewide Republican officeholders in Alabama say they will vote for Republican Roy Moore in the U.S. Senate race with at least one notable exception.

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  • Man arrested after accusing family of being 'ISIS,' attacking them with bat

    Man arrested after accusing family of being 'ISIS,' attacking them with bat

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:04 AM EST2017-12-11 11:04:30 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 6:04 AM EST2017-12-11 11:04:30 GMT

    Police say they are investigating the incident as something that was “racially motivated.”

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    Police say they are investigating the incident as something that was “racially motivated.”

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  • Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct

    Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct

    Sunday, December 10 2017 8:42 AM EST2017-12-10 13:42:25 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 3:35 AM EST2017-12-11 08:35:39 GMT

    Officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them.

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    Officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them.

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  • Family digs woman's grave after burial plot left unfinished

    Family digs woman's grave after burial plot left unfinished

    Monday, December 11 2017 2:07 AM EST2017-12-11 07:07:59 GMT
    Monday, December 11 2017 2:07 AM EST2017-12-11 07:07:59 GMT

    The woman’s husband says when the family arrived, her grave was only one foot deep.

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    The woman’s husband says when the family arrived, her grave was only one foot deep.

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  • Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill

    Congress averts shutdown, sends Trump stopgap spending bill

    Thursday, December 7 2017 3:50 AM EST2017-12-07 08:50:52 GMT
    Sunday, December 10 2017 5:13 PM EST2017-12-10 22:13:27 GMT

    Without legislation, many agencies would run out of money after midnight Friday and grind to a close.

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    Without legislation, many agencies would run out of money after midnight Friday and grind to a close.

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  • Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma's Mayfield wins in landslide

    Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma's Mayfield wins in landslide

    Saturday, December 9 2017 9:12 PM EST2017-12-10 02:12:30 GMT
    Sunday, December 10 2017 4:36 PM EST2017-12-10 21:36:22 GMT

    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football.

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    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football.

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  • Field goal try wide on final play, Army holds off Navy 14-13

    Field goal try wide on final play, Army holds off Navy 14-13

    Saturday, December 9 2017 6:42 PM EST2017-12-09 23:42:09 GMT
    Sunday, December 10 2017 4:36 PM EST2017-12-10 21:36:06 GMT

    Bennett Moehring narrowly missed a 48-yard field goal in a swirling snow on the final play and Army held off Navy 14-13 to win its first Commander-in-Chief's Trophy since 1996.

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    Bennett Moehring narrowly missed a 48-yard field goal in a swirling snow on the final play and Army held off Navy 14-13 to win its first Commander-in-Chief's Trophy since 1996.

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  • Augusta teen raises awareness about Type 1 diabetes

    Augusta teen raises awareness about Type 1 diabetes

    Sunday, December 10 2017 4:06 PM EST2017-12-10 21:06:08 GMT
    Augusta teen raises awareness about Type 1 diabetes (WFXG)Augusta teen raises awareness about Type 1 diabetes (WFXG)

    One Augusta teen is doing all she can to raise awareness for Type 1 Diabetes and she is making an impact right here in the CSRA. On September 13, 2013 Caroline Dorn's life was changed forever.

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    One Augusta teen is doing all she can to raise awareness for Type 1 Diabetes and she is making an impact right here in the CSRA. On September 13, 2013 Caroline Dorn's life was changed forever.

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  • Shooting on Cherry Hills Drive

    Shooting on Cherry Hills Drive

    Sunday, December 10 2017 3:51 PM EST2017-12-10 20:51:33 GMT
    Shooting on Cherry Hills Drive (WFXG)Shooting on Cherry Hills Drive (WFXG)

    On December 9, one person was taken to the hospital after a shooting in Aiken. 

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    On December 9, one person was taken to the hospital after a shooting in Aiken. 

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  • Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

    Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

    Saturday, December 9 2017 3:21 AM EST2017-12-09 08:21:42 GMT
    Sunday, December 10 2017 3:23 PM EST2017-12-10 20:23:48 GMT

    Gaza officials say two Hamas members have been killed in Israeli airstrikes following a rocket attack on Israel.

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    Gaza officials say two Hamas members have been killed in Israeli airstrikes following a rocket attack on Israel.

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  • Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5 million to carry his child

    Ex-aide: Rep. Franks offered $5 million to carry his child

    Saturday, December 9 2017 3:31 AM EST2017-12-09 08:31:52 GMT
    Sunday, December 10 2017 2:32 PM EST2017-12-10 19:32:52 GMT

    Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona resigns; former aide says he offered $5 million to carry his child.

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    Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona resigns; former aide says he offered $5 million to carry his child.

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  • 2 questions loom over House-Senate talks on GOP tax bill

    2 questions loom over House-Senate talks on GOP tax bill

    Saturday, December 9 2017 3:41 AM EST2017-12-09 08:41:43 GMT
    Sunday, December 10 2017 12:12 PM EST2017-12-10 17:12:45 GMT

    Two looming questions threaten to snag the seemingly smooth trajectory of the Republicans' massive tax legislation now in its final leg in Congress.

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    Two looming questions threaten to snag the seemingly smooth trajectory of the Republicans' massive tax legislation now in its final leg in Congress.

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  • Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

    Trump hails civil rights heroes; protesters pan his record

    Saturday, December 9 2017 3:11 AM EST2017-12-09 08:11:41 GMT
    Sunday, December 10 2017 11:55 AM EST2017-12-10 16:55:06 GMT

    President Donald Trump plans to celebrate heroes of the civil rights movement during a visit to Mississippi, but at least one leader of that era plans to be a no-show.

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    President Donald Trump plans to celebrate heroes of the civil rights movement during a visit to Mississippi, but at least one leader of that era plans to be a no-show.

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  • Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama

    Aided by scandal, Dems fighting math and history in Alabama

    Saturday, December 9 2017 3:32 PM EST2017-12-09 20:32:10 GMT
    Sunday, December 10 2017 10:34 AM EST2017-12-10 15:34:24 GMT

    Aided by scandal, Democrats still fighting math and history in Alabama Senate race against Republican Roy Moore.

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    Aided by scandal, Democrats still fighting math and history in Alabama Senate race against Republican Roy Moore.

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  • 2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run

    2 Democrats: Minnesota governor's top choice mulling '18 run

    Friday, December 8 2017 1:12 AM EST2017-12-08 06:12:03 GMT
    Sunday, December 10 2017 8:17 AM EST2017-12-10 13:17:03 GMT

    Sen. Al Franken said Thursday he would resign, just a day after new allegations brought the number of women alleging he had groped or tried to kiss them to at least eight.

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    Sen. Al Franken said Thursday he would resign, just a day after new allegations brought the number of women alleging he had groped or tried to kiss them to at least eight.

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  • Couple warns against 'Property Brothers' scam

    Couple warns against 'Property Brothers' scam

    Sunday, December 10 2017 3:08 AM EST2017-12-10 08:08:33 GMT
    Sunday, December 10 2017 3:08 AM EST2017-12-10 08:08:33 GMT
    A couple who were scammed online by someone pretending to be associated with 'The Property Brothers' want to get the word out. (Source: KMGH/HGTV/CNN)A couple who were scammed online by someone pretending to be associated with 'The Property Brothers' want to get the word out. (Source: KMGH/HGTV/CNN)

    Lisa Hartman was thrilled when she thought she'd been picked to be featured on HGTV's 'The Property Brothers.' Later, she felt betrayed when she learned the offer was a scam that has affected viewers all over the country.

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    Lisa Hartman was thrilled when she thought she'd been picked to be featured on HGTV's 'The Property Brothers.' Later, she felt betrayed when she learned the offer was a scam that has affected viewers all over the country.

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  • Inmate sues sheriff after gouging his own eyes

    Inmate sues sheriff after gouging his own eyes

    Sunday, December 10 2017 1:07 AM EST2017-12-10 06:07:25 GMT
    Sunday, December 10 2017 1:16 AM EST2017-12-10 06:16:57 GMT
    While Ryan Partridge was an inmate at the Boulder County Jail, is suing the sheriff because he holds jail staff responsible for a psychotic episode in which he gouged his own eyes, leaving him blind. (Source: KMGH/CNN)While Ryan Partridge was an inmate at the Boulder County Jail, is suing the sheriff because he holds jail staff responsible for a psychotic episode in which he gouged his own eyes, leaving him blind. (Source: KMGH/CNN)

    The inmate, who has schizophrenia and had refused to take medications, says the injuries he suffered in the Boulder County Jail should not have happened.

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    The inmate, who has schizophrenia and had refused to take medications, says the injuries he suffered in the Boulder County Jail should not have happened.

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  • New Mexico school shooter left note plotting attack, suicide

    New Mexico school shooter left note plotting attack, suicide

    Friday, December 8 2017 3:41 AM EST2017-12-08 08:41:57 GMT
    Saturday, December 9 2017 6:05 PM EST2017-12-09 23:05:24 GMT

    A shooter killed two classmates at a New Mexico high school Thursday as students hid in their classrooms or in closets.

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    A shooter killed two classmates at a New Mexico high school Thursday as students hid in their classrooms or in closets.

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  • Augusta native wins president's award at Savannah State University graduation

    Augusta native wins president's award at Savannah State University graduation

    Saturday, December 9 2017 4:34 PM EST2017-12-09 21:34:03 GMT

    An Augusta native wins a prestigious award at Savannah State's graduation Saturday morning. University President Cheryl Dozier presented two students with the President's Second Mile Award, including Chauntilena Butler, who's from Augusta. 

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    An Augusta native wins a prestigious award at Savannah State's graduation Saturday morning. University President Cheryl Dozier presented two students with the President's Second Mile Award, including Chauntilena Butler, who's from Augusta. 

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  • Johnston officer dies in fatal car accident

    Johnston officer dies in fatal car accident

    Saturday, December 9 2017 4:08 PM EST2017-12-09 21:08:01 GMT

    A Johnston Police Officer has died after a car accident on Friday night. Edgefield County deputy coroner confirmed 30-year-old James Eric Chapman's death was caused by head trauma.

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    A Johnston Police Officer has died after a car accident on Friday night. Edgefield County deputy coroner confirmed 30-year-old James Eric Chapman's death was caused by head trauma.

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  • Single car crash on Gun Range Road resulted in fatality

    Single car crash on Gun Range Road resulted in fatality

    Saturday, December 9 2017 3:41 PM EST2017-12-09 20:41:47 GMT

    A single vehicle crash that happened around 3 a.m. December 9th has resulted in the death of a 36-year-old Aiken man on Gun Range Road. The driver has been identified as Corey Raiford and was the only one involved in the accident.

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    A single vehicle crash that happened around 3 a.m. December 9th has resulted in the death of a 36-year-old Aiken man on Gun Range Road. The driver has been identified as Corey Raiford and was the only one involved in the accident.

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  • District 4 meeting discusses hot topics following Augusta Commission meeting

    District 4 meeting discusses hot topics following Augusta Commission meeting

    Saturday, December 9 2017 3:36 PM EST2017-12-09 20:36:35 GMT

    District 4 held their monthly community breakfast led by Commissioner Sammie Sias. On the agenda were a few hot topics, including the Regency Mall vote --- calling it The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.

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    District 4 held their monthly community breakfast led by Commissioner Sammie Sias. On the agenda were a few hot topics, including the Regency Mall vote --- calling it The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.

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  • Gold Cross hosts "Stuff an Ambulance" for Toys for Tots

    Gold Cross hosts "Stuff an Ambulance" for Toys for Tots

    Saturday, December 9 2017 3:22 PM EST2017-12-09 20:22:02 GMT

    The rain didn’t stop the Gold Cross Emergency Medical Service as they hosted their "Stuff an Ambulance” drive today. They partnered with Toys for Tots and have so far filled 6 of their boxes with toys from their employees.

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    The rain didn’t stop the Gold Cross Emergency Medical Service as they hosted their "Stuff an Ambulance” drive today. They partnered with Toys for Tots and have so far filled 6 of their boxes with toys from their employees.

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  • Trump says US 'cannot afford' Roy Moore loss in Alabama

    Trump says US 'cannot afford' Roy Moore loss in Alabama

    Friday, December 8 2017 11:04 AM EST2017-12-08 16:04:19 GMT
    Saturday, December 9 2017 6:03 AM EST2017-12-09 11:03:57 GMT

    President Donald Trump is urging Alabama voters to support Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying on Twitter the "LAST thing" his agenda needs is a "Liberal Democrat" in the Senate.

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    President Donald Trump is urging Alabama voters to support Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, saying on Twitter the "LAST thing" his agenda needs is a "Liberal Democrat" in the Senate.

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  • Fast-moving flames force people to flee on a moment's notice

    Fast-moving flames force people to flee on a moment's notice

    Friday, December 8 2017 3:21 AM EST2017-12-08 08:21:34 GMT
    Friday, December 8 2017 11:52 PM EST2017-12-09 04:52:31 GMT

    The fire broke out Thursday amid dry, hot, windy conditions across the region that would be extreme for any season, but are especially stunning just two weeks from winter.

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    The fire broke out Thursday amid dry, hot, windy conditions across the region that would be extreme for any season, but are especially stunning just two weeks from winter.

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  • Narcan usage from First Responders in the C-S-R-A on the rise

    Narcan usage from First Responders in the C-S-R-A on the rise

    Friday, December 8 2017 10:14 PM EST2017-12-09 03:14:51 GMT
    91 people die every day in the U.S. That's the number of lives drug overdoses claim according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.  On Thursday FOX 54 told you about a Richmond County Investigator who was arrested. He's accused of stealing pills like oxycodone from active cases. He told the sheriff he has a drug addiction.  "We hear quite often I was on the verge of killing myself and giving up," says Kay Benitez. It's a place of 2nd and 3rd ...More >>
    91 people die every day in the U.S. That's the number of lives drug overdoses claim according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.  On Thursday FOX 54 told you about a Richmond County Investigator who was arrested. He's accused of stealing pills like oxycodone from active cases. He told the sheriff he has a drug addiction.  "We hear quite often I was on the verge of killing myself and giving up," says Kay Benitez. It's a place of 2nd and 3rd ...More >>
  • Georgia Cancer Center delivers ginormous card to Children's Hospital of Georgia

    Georgia Cancer Center delivers ginormous card to Children's Hospital of Georgia

    Friday, December 8 2017 8:02 PM EST2017-12-09 01:02:05 GMT

    The Georgia Cancer Center wants to spread joy and cheer to the patients, families and staff at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. They did so by having their employees create a four-foot wide by eight-foot tall card filled with inspirational messages for the holiday.

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    The Georgia Cancer Center wants to spread joy and cheer to the patients, families and staff at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia. They did so by having their employees create a four-foot wide by eight-foot tall card filled with inspirational messages for the holiday.

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  • Georgia DOT discusses their winter weather preparations

    Georgia DOT discusses their winter weather preparations

    Friday, December 8 2017 7:51 PM EST2017-12-09 00:51:41 GMT

    As temperatures continue to drop and areas see more rainfall, the Georgia Department of Transportation is taking precautions to ensure they have equipment ready to plow and spread salt material on affected roadways.

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    As temperatures continue to drop and areas see more rainfall, the Georgia Department of Transportation is taking precautions to ensure they have equipment ready to plow and spread salt material on affected roadways.

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  • Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

    Trump signs 2-week spending bill to avoid shutdown

    Friday, December 8 2017 12:01 PM EST2017-12-08 17:01:29 GMT
    Friday, December 8 2017 6:06 PM EST2017-12-08 23:06:31 GMT

    President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22.

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    President Donald Trump has signed a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and keep the federal government running through Dec. 22.

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  • UPDATE: Fire Commissioner says deadly house fire is accidental

    UPDATE: Fire Commissioner says deadly house fire is accidental

    Friday, December 8 2017 4:16 PM EST2017-12-08 21:16:09 GMT
    Doug and Sherri Cates (source: Facebook / Sherri Cates)Doug and Sherri Cates (source: Facebook / Sherri Cates)

    On Thursday afternoon, the Burke County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the two people killed in the fire on Dogwood Drive are husband and wife, Doug and Sherri Cates.

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    On Thursday afternoon, the Burke County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the two people killed in the fire on Dogwood Drive are husband and wife, Doug and Sherri Cates.

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  • Pope Francis wants to change the Lord's Prayer

    Pope Francis wants to change the Lord's Prayer

    Friday, December 8 2017 1:29 PM EST2017-12-08 18:29:39 GMT
    Friday, December 8 2017 1:29 PM EST2017-12-08 18:29:39 GMT

    Pope said the phrase 'lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil' is a bad translation of the prayer.

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    Pope said the phrase 'lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil' is a bad translation of the prayer.

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  • Bunche Terrace shooting connected to illegal drug transaction

    Bunche Terrace shooting connected to illegal drug transaction

    Friday, December 8 2017 10:50 AM EST2017-12-08 15:50:03 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    The Aiken Department of Public Safety has released new information on a shooting incident from December 7th, 2017.

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    The Aiken Department of Public Safety has released new information on a shooting incident from December 7th, 2017.

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  • Georgia is working to prevent any snow mishaps

    Georgia is working to prevent any snow mishaps

    Friday, December 8 2017 10:49 AM EST2017-12-08 15:49:27 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    Wintry weather has arrived in some parts of the country. And closer to home, some parts of Georgia may be getting a cold blast over the next few days. Officials in the metro Atlanta area are taking precautions. Cobb County Department of Transportation has already started running four trucks loaded with brine. G-DOT has also doubled its brine stock to more than 500,000 gallons since a big snowstorm in 2014.  Governor Nathan Deal says he feels confident Georgia is ...More >>
    Wintry weather has arrived in some parts of the country. And closer to home, some parts of Georgia may be getting a cold blast over the next few days. Officials in the metro Atlanta area are taking precautions. Cobb County Department of Transportation has already started running four trucks loaded with brine. G-DOT has also doubled its brine stock to more than 500,000 gallons since a big snowstorm in 2014.  Governor Nathan Deal says he feels confident Georgia is ...More >>
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Westbound lanes shut down on Columbia Road/Kroger Road

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Westbound lanes shut down on Columbia Road/Kroger Road

    Friday, December 8 2017 10:31 AM EST2017-12-08 15:31:51 GMT
    CCSO TwitterCCSO Twitter

    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office tweeted at 10:13 a.m. Friday morning about an accident. Columbia Road/Kroger Road both lanes going west are shut down. They ask that you seek an alternate route. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office tweeted at 10:13 a.m. Friday morning about an accident. Columbia Road/Kroger Road both lanes going west are shut down. They ask that you seek an alternate route. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • Richmond County searching for forgery suspect at Sun Trust Bank

    Richmond County searching for forgery suspect at Sun Trust Bank

    Friday, December 8 2017 10:03 AM EST2017-12-08 15:03:48 GMT
    Source: RCSOSource: RCSO
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a third degree forgery suspect. Authorities want to question the man seen in the photo in response to a forgery case they are investigating at the Sun Trust Bank on Washington Road. The alleged forgery happened on Oct. 9. Anyone with information regarding the subject, please contact Richmond County Investigators at 706-821-1023 or 706-821-1020. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a third degree forgery suspect. Authorities want to question the man seen in the photo in response to a forgery case they are investigating at the Sun Trust Bank on Washington Road. The alleged forgery happened on Oct. 9. Anyone with information regarding the subject, please contact Richmond County Investigators at 706-821-1023 or 706-821-1020. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
  • 17th Annual Christmas at Cedar Rock in Thomson

    17th Annual Christmas at Cedar Rock in Thomson

    Friday, December 8 2017 9:54 AM EST2017-12-08 14:54:35 GMT
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    Looking to get into the Christmas spirit? The 17th Annual Christmas at Cedar Rock in Thomson continues Friday and Saturday night from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be the sights and sounds of Christmas -- plus a a free hayride through a lights display and a Life of Christ show beginning with a nativity scene. Christmas at Cedar Rock will be held at the Macedonia United Methodist Church in Thomson. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    Looking to get into the Christmas spirit? The 17th Annual Christmas at Cedar Rock in Thomson continues Friday and Saturday night from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be the sights and sounds of Christmas -- plus a a free hayride through a lights display and a Life of Christ show beginning with a nativity scene. Christmas at Cedar Rock will be held at the Macedonia United Methodist Church in Thomson. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
  • Temporary road closure of Rocky Branch Lane at Washington Road

    Temporary road closure of Rocky Branch Lane at Washington Road

    Friday, December 8 2017 9:24 AM EST2017-12-08 14:24:26 GMT
    Source: Columbia CountySource: Columbia County
    Rocky Branch Lane at Washington Road will be closed temporarily starting Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. lasting thru Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. Woodbridge Drive, Plantation Hills Drive and Woodbridge Way will be used as detours during this time. Construction work will be the reason that the road is closed. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
    Rocky Branch Lane at Washington Road will be closed temporarily starting Dec. 11 at 9 a.m. lasting thru Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. Woodbridge Drive, Plantation Hills Drive and Woodbridge Way will be used as detours during this time. Construction work will be the reason that the road is closed. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.More >>
  • PDQ in Augusta is now closed

    PDQ in Augusta is now closed

    Friday, December 8 2017 9:18 AM EST2017-12-08 14:18:29 GMT

    If you enjoyed getting fresh chicken from PDQ in Augusta (Washington Road), that's unfortunately has come to an end. According to BuzzonBiz the Tampa based fast food restaurant closed its Augusta location Wednesday. There was an email from the company and a sign on the restaurant's door. It said in part, "We are sad to announce that we have made the very difficult decision to close our Augusta PDQ location on Washington Road today. The welfare of our team members is always a to...

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    If you enjoyed getting fresh chicken from PDQ in Augusta (Washington Road), that's unfortunately has come to an end. According to BuzzonBiz the Tampa based fast food restaurant closed its Augusta location Wednesday. There was an email from the company and a sign on the restaurant's door. It said in part, "We are sad to announce that we have made the very difficult decision to close our Augusta PDQ location on Washington Road today. The welfare of our team members is always a to...

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  • Police dashcam captures fireball in the sky

    Police dashcam captures fireball in the sky

    Friday, December 8 2017 9:04 AM EST2017-12-08 14:04:49 GMT
    Friday, December 8 2017 9:04 AM EST2017-12-08 14:04:49 GMT

    The Township of Hamilton Police Department in New Jersey posted video of the meteor to its Facebook account Thursday. 

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    The Township of Hamilton Police Department in New Jersey posted video of the meteor to its Facebook account Thursday. 

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  • BREAKING: Fire crews investigating house fire on Walden Drive

    BREAKING: Fire crews investigating house fire on Walden Drive

    Friday, December 8 2017 8:49 AM EST2017-12-08 13:49:42 GMT

    Augusta fire crews were called to the scene of a house fire on Walden Drive just before 4:30 a.m. Authorities on scene confirmed there was no one inside the home when the fire started. Currently, authorities do not know what started the fire. 

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    Augusta fire crews were called to the scene of a house fire on Walden Drive just before 4:30 a.m. Authorities on scene confirmed there was no one inside the home when the fire started. Currently, authorities do not know what started the fire. 

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  • Key Republicans oppose effort to reduce corporate tax cut

    Key Republicans oppose effort to reduce corporate tax cut

    Thursday, December 7 2017 4:21 PM EST2017-12-07 21:21:02 GMT
    Friday, December 8 2017 8:31 AM EST2017-12-08 13:31:34 GMT

    Key Republican lawmakers oppose efforts to scale back a proposed cut in the corporate income tax rate to pay for other tax breaks.

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    Key Republican lawmakers oppose efforts to scale back a proposed cut in the corporate income tax rate to pay for other tax breaks.

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  • Ex-priest convicted of murdering Texas woman in 1960

    Ex-priest convicted of murdering Texas woman in 1960

    Thursday, December 7 2017 10:00 PM EST2017-12-08 03:00:55 GMT
    Friday, December 8 2017 6:27 AM EST2017-12-08 11:27:18 GMT

    A former priest has been convicted of the 1960 slaying of a South Texas teacher and one-time beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served.

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    A former priest has been convicted of the 1960 slaying of a South Texas teacher and one-time beauty queen who was a member of the parish he served.

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  • Crews Responding to Accident on I-20, Exit 194

    Crews Responding to Accident on I-20, Exit 194

    Friday, December 8 2017 5:57 AM EST2017-12-08 10:57:01 GMT
    Man dead after a crash in on Mike Padgett Highway; Source: WFXGMan dead after a crash in on Mike Padgett Highway; Source: WFXG

    Columbia County Officials are responding to accident on I-120 at exit 194. According to dispatch the call in around 5:37am. We're told one vehicle was involved in the crash. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    Columbia County Officials are responding to accident on I-120 at exit 194. According to dispatch the call in around 5:37am. We're told one vehicle was involved in the crash. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • Wildfire destroys mobile homes in California retirement park

    Wildfire destroys mobile homes in California retirement park

    Thursday, December 7 2017 3:40 AM EST2017-12-07 08:40:55 GMT
    Friday, December 8 2017 3:33 AM EST2017-12-08 08:33:10 GMT

    Southern California has already been hit hard by three major fires that have put tens of thousands of people under evacuation orders and destroyed at nearly 200 homes and buildings, a figure that is almost certain to grow.

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    Southern California has already been hit hard by three major fires that have put tens of thousands of people under evacuation orders and destroyed at nearly 200 homes and buildings, a figure that is almost certain to grow.

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  • Combative Franken quits, points to GOP tolerance of Trump

    Combative Franken quits, points to GOP tolerance of Trump

    Thursday, December 7 2017 4:01 AM EST2017-12-07 09:01:27 GMT
    Friday, December 8 2017 1:14 AM EST2017-12-08 06:14:08 GMT

    Sen. Franken, the former comedian who made his name on "Saturday Night Live," faces a chorus of calls to step aside, and Democratic senators said they expected their liberal colleague to resign.

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    Sen. Franken, the former comedian who made his name on "Saturday Night Live," faces a chorus of calls to step aside, and Democratic senators said they expected their liberal colleague to resign.

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  • No cause on how fire started in Waynesboro trapping couple inside

    No cause on how fire started in Waynesboro trapping couple inside

    Thursday, December 7 2017 11:00 PM EST2017-12-08 04:00:05 GMT
    A very well known Waynesboro couple died in a house fire early Thursday morning on Dogwood Drive. The Burke County Sheriff's Office says Doug and Sherri Cates died in the fire. Doug was a former city councilman in Waynesboro while Sherri served as a clerk of superior court in Burke County for more than 20 years. Investigators say a neighbor called 911 after seeing the Cates' home engulfed in flames. While firefighters have not figured out how the fire started, one investigator ...More >>
    A very well known Waynesboro couple died in a house fire early Thursday morning on Dogwood Drive. The Burke County Sheriff's Office says Doug and Sherri Cates died in the fire. Doug was a former city councilman in Waynesboro while Sherri served as a clerk of superior court in Burke County for more than 20 years. Investigators say a neighbor called 911 after seeing the Cates' home engulfed in flames. While firefighters have not figured out how the fire started, one investigator ...More >>
  • Who is Patrick Kaney? Richmond Co. Investigator accused of stealing narcotics

    Who is Patrick Kaney? Richmond Co. Investigator accused of stealing narcotics

    Thursday, December 7 2017 10:49 PM EST2017-12-08 03:49:52 GMT
    Patrick Kaney (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Patrick Kaney (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    There's an ongoing investigation against a now former Richmond County investigator. Patrick Kaney is accused of stealing 25 Oxycodone tablets and more from the Narcotics Division.  Former Investigator Kaney has been with the department for more than 10 years and rose up the ranks.  When confronted about stealing these drugs the Sheriff says Kaney confessed and told him he's addicted to drugs.  "He was well respected by the people he worked with. We saw no wa...More >>
    There's an ongoing investigation against a now former Richmond County investigator. Patrick Kaney is accused of stealing 25 Oxycodone tablets and more from the Narcotics Division.  Former Investigator Kaney has been with the department for more than 10 years and rose up the ranks.  When confronted about stealing these drugs the Sheriff says Kaney confessed and told him he's addicted to drugs.  "He was well respected by the people he worked with. We saw no wa...More >>
  • Truck crashes into I-20 guardrail, hangs over Augusta Canal

    Truck crashes into I-20 guardrail, hangs over Augusta Canal

    Thursday, December 7 2017 7:00 PM EST2017-12-08 00:00:29 GMT
    Truck on railing over Augusta Canal (source: Georgia Department of Transportation)Truck on railing over Augusta Canal (source: Georgia Department of Transportation)

    A truck stuck on the railing of I-20 over the Savannah River has traffic backed up in Augusta. Eastbound I-20 is backed up to Bobby Jones Expressway.

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    A truck stuck on the railing of I-20 over the Savannah River has traffic backed up in Augusta. Eastbound I-20 is backed up to Bobby Jones Expressway.

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  • AP sources: Conservative Arizona Rep. Trent Franks resigning

    AP sources: Conservative Arizona Rep. Trent Franks resigning

    Thursday, December 7 2017 5:51 PM EST2017-12-07 22:51:16 GMT
    Thursday, December 7 2017 6:31 PM EST2017-12-07 23:31:16 GMT

    Two Republican consultants say Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks is resigning from Congress.

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    Two Republican consultants say Arizona GOP Rep. Trent Franks is resigning from Congress.

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  • New Mexico high school shooter dead; 2 students killed

    New Mexico high school shooter dead; 2 students killed

    Thursday, December 7 2017 11:28 AM EST2017-12-07 16:28:38 GMT
    Thursday, December 7 2017 5:26 PM EST2017-12-07 22:26:12 GMT

    New Mexico State Police said the two people killed were students at the high school in Aztec, NM.

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    New Mexico State Police said the two people killed were students at the high school in Aztec, NM.

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  • Gov't report: US health care tab hit $3.3T in 2016

    Gov't report: US health care tab hit $3.3T in 2016

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 5:21 PM EST2017-12-06 22:21:53 GMT
    Thursday, December 7 2017 4:52 PM EST2017-12-07 21:52:47 GMT

    Gov't report: US health care spending reached $3.3T last year, averaging nearly $10,350 per person.

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    Gov't report: US health care spending reached $3.3T last year, averaging nearly $10,350 per person.

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  • Senate Republicans barrel toward sweeping tax overhaul

    Senate Republicans barrel toward sweeping tax overhaul

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:20 AM EST2017-12-06 08:20:08 GMT
    Thursday, December 7 2017 11:31 AM EST2017-12-07 16:31:24 GMT

    Despite complaints from some members, GOP leaders see no deal-breakers to reconciling the House and Senate bills and passing a unified package before Christmas.

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    Despite complaints from some members, GOP leaders see no deal-breakers to reconciling the House and Senate bills and passing a unified package before Christmas.

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  • Kids work harder when dressed like Batman, study says

    Kids work harder when dressed like Batman, study says

    Thursday, December 7 2017 8:38 AM EST2017-12-07 13:38:33 GMT
    Thursday, December 7 2017 8:38 AM EST2017-12-07 13:38:33 GMT

    Having young children practice self-distancing - or "taking an outsider's view of one's own situation" - boosted their perseverance.

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    Having young children practice self-distancing - or "taking an outsider's view of one's own situation" - boosted their perseverance.

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  • Trump declares Jerusalem Israeli capital, smashing US policy

    Trump declares Jerusalem Israeli capital, smashing US policy

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 8:10 AM EST2017-12-06 13:10:15 GMT
    Thursday, December 7 2017 4:12 AM EST2017-12-07 09:12:56 GMT
    U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to...More >>
    U.S. officials say President Donald Trump will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and instruct the State Department to begin a multi-year process of moving the American embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city.More >>
  • As Franken's support collapses, Democrats expect resignation

    As Franken's support collapses, Democrats expect resignation

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 9:50 AM EST2017-12-06 14:50:09 GMT
    Thursday, December 7 2017 4:11 AM EST2017-12-07 09:11:26 GMT

    Sen. Al Franken is denying an accusation by a former Democratic congressional aide that he tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006.

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    Sen. Al Franken is denying an accusation by a former Democratic congressional aide that he tried to forcibly kiss her after a taping of his radio show in 2006.

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  • Bel-Air wildfire joins the siege across Southern California

    Bel-Air wildfire joins the siege across Southern California

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:00 AM EST2017-12-06 09:00:21 GMT
    Thursday, December 7 2017 3:32 AM EST2017-12-07 08:32:29 GMT

    The flames have spurred evacuation orders for nearly 200,000 people, destroyed nearly 200 homes and remained mostly out control.

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    The flames have spurred evacuation orders for nearly 200,000 people, destroyed nearly 200 homes and remained mostly out control.

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  • Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery

    Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 6:10 AM EST2017-12-06 11:10:43 GMT
    Thursday, December 7 2017 2:31 AM EST2017-12-07 07:31:55 GMT

    Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain hearing, vision, balance and memory damage.

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    Doctors treating the U.S. Embassy victims of mysterious, invisible attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain hearing, vision, balance and memory damage.

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  • breaking

    Time names 'The Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year

    Time names 'The Silence Breakers' as Person of the Year

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 8:49 AM EST2017-12-06 13:49:06 GMT

    The #MeToo movement has led to a reckoning in American culture about the mistreatment of women, often by men in positions of power.

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    The #MeToo movement has led to a reckoning in American culture about the mistreatment of women, often by men in positions of power.

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  • US flies B-1B over South in show of force against N. Korea

    US flies B-1B over South in show of force against N. Korea

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 1:00 AM EST2017-12-06 06:00:01 GMT
    Wednesday, December 6 2017 7:40 AM EST2017-12-06 12:40:17 GMT

    North Korea hates such displays of American military might at close range and claimed through its state media that the "U.S. imperialist war mongers' extremely reckless war hysteria" has put the region at risk of a nuclear war.

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    North Korea hates such displays of American military might at close range and claimed through its state media that the "U.S. imperialist war mongers' extremely reckless war hysteria" has put the region at risk of a nuclear war.

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  • Mexican acquitted of murder faces gun, immigration charges

    Mexican acquitted of murder faces gun, immigration charges

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 9:40 PM EST2017-12-06 02:40:23 GMT
    Wednesday, December 6 2017 6:54 AM EST2017-12-06 11:54:24 GMT
    (Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this July 7, 2015 file photo, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, right, is led into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left.(Michael Macor/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this July 7, 2015 file photo, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, right, is led into the courtroom by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, left.

    Federal authorities on Tuesday charged a Mexican man with new immigration and gun violations less than a week after a San Francisco jury acquitted him of murder for the shooting death of Kate Steinle.

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    Federal authorities on Tuesday charged a Mexican man with new immigration and gun violations less than a week after a San Francisco jury acquitted him of murder for the shooting death of Kate Steinle.

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  • Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings

    Trump forges ahead on Jerusalem-as-capital despite warnings

    Wednesday, December 6 2017 2:20 AM EST2017-12-06 07:20:14 GMT
    Wednesday, December 6 2017 6:52 AM EST2017-12-06 11:52:28 GMT

    The United States has never endorsed the Jewish state's claim of sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem and has insisted its status be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiation.

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    The United States has never endorsed the Jewish state's claim of sovereignty over any part of Jerusalem and has insisted its status be resolved through Israeli-Palestinian negotiation.

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  • IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

    IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 4:49 AM EST2017-12-05 09:49:26 GMT
    Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:21 AM EST2017-12-06 09:21:23 GMT
    The IOC executive board is meeting to decide if Russian athletes can compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics despite evidence that the country ran an orchestrated doping program at the 2014 Sochi Games.More >>
    The IOC executive board is meeting to decide if Russian athletes can compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics despite evidence that the country ran an orchestrated doping program at the 2014 Sochi Games.More >>
  • California communities under siege from wind-driven fires

    California communities under siege from wind-driven fires

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 2:29 AM EST2017-12-05 07:29:30 GMT
    Wednesday, December 6 2017 4:01 AM EST2017-12-06 09:01:39 GMT

    The blaze broke out Monday and grew wildly to more than 15 square miles in the hours that followed, consuming vegetation that hasn't burned in decades, a fire sergeant said.

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    The blaze broke out Monday and grew wildly to more than 15 square miles in the hours that followed, consuming vegetation that hasn't burned in decades, a fire sergeant said.

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  • Conyers resigns from Congress amid harassment allegations

    Conyers resigns from Congress amid harassment allegations

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 12:29 AM EST2017-12-05 05:29:24 GMT
    Wednesday, December 6 2017 3:02 AM EST2017-12-06 08:02:22 GMT

    The new details of the allegation emerged as Conyers is expected to speak on a Detroit radio show Tuesday morning about his political future, according to his attorney.

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    The new details of the allegation emerged as Conyers is expected to speak on a Detroit radio show Tuesday morning about his political future, according to his attorney.

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  • Kennedy seems conflicted in Supreme Court wedding cake case

    Kennedy seems conflicted in Supreme Court wedding cake case

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 2:19 AM EST2017-12-05 07:19:28 GMT
    Wednesday, December 6 2017 1:20 AM EST2017-12-06 06:20:53 GMT

    The argument is the first involving gay rights since the Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that states could not prevent same-sex couples from marrying.

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    The argument is the first involving gay rights since the Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that states could not prevent same-sex couples from marrying.

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  • Mueller details $6.7M spent in early months of Russia probe

    Mueller details $6.7M spent in early months of Russia probe

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 10:49 AM EST2017-12-05 15:49:41 GMT
    Tuesday, December 5 2017 6:20 PM EST2017-12-05 23:20:06 GMT
    Special counsel Robert Mueller says that during the first few months of his investigation his office spent $3.2 million investigating Russian election interference and possible coordination with associates of...More >>
    Special counsel Robert Mueller says that during the first few months of his investigation his office spent $3.2 million investigating Russian election interference and possible coordination with associates of President Donald Trump.More >>
  • Q&A: Tax bill impacts 'Obamacare' and potentially Medicare

    Q&A: Tax bill impacts 'Obamacare' and potentially Medicare

    Tuesday, December 5 2017 4:59 AM EST2017-12-05 09:59:26 GMT
    Tuesday, December 5 2017 3:00 PM EST2017-12-05 20:00:04 GMT

    There's concern among hospitals, doctors and insurers about the impact on coverage because the bill could undermine the Affordable Care Act's health insurance markets and add to the financial squeeze on Medicare over time.

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    There's concern among hospitals, doctors and insurers about the impact on coverage because the bill could undermine the Affordable Care Act's health insurance markets and add to the financial squeeze on Medicare over time.

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  • Trump heartily endorses Moore as GOP comes to grips with him

    Trump heartily endorses Moore as GOP comes to grips with him

    Monday, December 4 2017 7:08 AM EST2017-12-04 12:08:56 GMT
    Tuesday, December 5 2017 8:39 AM EST2017-12-05 13:39:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Ala. In the face of sexual misconduct allegations, Moore's U.S. Senate ...(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Ala. In the face of sexual misconduct allegations, Moore's U.S. Senate ...

    President Donald Trump is throwing his full support behind embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.

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    President Donald Trump is throwing his full support behind embattled Republican Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race.

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  • Trump's tweet raises obstruction specter, worries allies

    Trump's tweet raises obstruction specter, worries allies

    Monday, December 4 2017 1:19 AM EST2017-12-04 06:19:37 GMT
    Tuesday, December 5 2017 5:01 AM EST2017-12-05 10:01:24 GMT

    The Twitter storm - more than a dozen tweets Saturday and Sunday - came after his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

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    The Twitter storm - more than a dozen tweets Saturday and Sunday - came after his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

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  • Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

    Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

    Monday, December 4 2017 4:29 PM EST2017-12-04 21:29:28 GMT
    Tuesday, December 5 2017 3:51 AM EST2017-12-05 08:51:54 GMT
    The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.More >>
    The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.More >>
  • GOP senator says comments on estate tax misinterpreted

    GOP senator says comments on estate tax misinterpreted

    Monday, December 4 2017 9:39 AM EST2017-12-04 14:39:24 GMT
    Tuesday, December 5 2017 12:01 AM EST2017-12-05 05:01:08 GMT

    A top Republican senator is defending GOP efforts to reduce the hit to the wealthy from the federal estate tax because it helps those who invest rather than people who spend their money on "booze or women or movies.".

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    A top Republican senator is defending GOP efforts to reduce the hit to the wealthy from the federal estate tax because it helps those who invest rather than people who spend their money on "booze or women or movies.".

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  • Billy Bush says Trump 'Access Hollywood' tape is real

    Billy Bush says Trump 'Access Hollywood' tape is real

    Sunday, December 3 2017 11:38 PM EST2017-12-04 04:38:44 GMT
    Monday, December 4 2017 10:50 PM EST2017-12-05 03:50:13 GMT

    Bush said he believes the women who accused Trump of sexual assault or harassment, and he felt the need to write the op-ed following reports that the president had privately suggested that the "Access Hollywood" tape was not authentic.

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    Bush said he believes the women who accused Trump of sexual assault or harassment, and he felt the need to write the op-ed following reports that the president had privately suggested that the "Access Hollywood" tape was not authentic.

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  • CVS bids $69 billion for Aetna amid health care changes

    CVS bids $69 billion for Aetna amid health care changes

    Sunday, December 3 2017 2:58 PM EST2017-12-03 19:58:30 GMT
    Monday, December 4 2017 5:01 PM EST2017-12-04 22:01:17 GMT

    CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a $69 billion deal that could help the drugstore chain push deeper into health care services and keep a key client.

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    CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a $69 billion deal that could help the drugstore chain push deeper into health care services and keep a key client.

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  • 2 arrested after officials seize $1.2 million in cocaine

    2 arrested after officials seize $1.2 million in cocaine

    Monday, December 4 2017 3:34 PM EST2017-12-04 20:34:47 GMT
    (Source: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office)(Source: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office)

    Officials said in a press conference Monday morning that $1.2 million worth of cocaine was seized during a traffic stop on I-75. 

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    Officials said in a press conference Monday morning that $1.2 million worth of cocaine was seized during a traffic stop on I-75. 

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  • Stealth jets, other aircraft fly in US, South Korean drills

    Stealth jets, other aircraft fly in US, South Korean drills

    Sunday, December 3 2017 9:38 PM EST2017-12-04 02:38:44 GMT
    Monday, December 4 2017 1:32 PM EST2017-12-04 18:32:11 GMT

    The United States and South Korea have started their biggest-ever joint air force exercise with hundreds of aircrafts including two dozen stealth jets.

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    The United States and South Korea have started their biggest-ever joint air force exercise with hundreds of aircrafts including two dozen stealth jets.

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  • After erroneous Flynn report, ABC News suspends Brian Ross

    After erroneous Flynn report, ABC News suspends Brian Ross

    Saturday, December 2 2017 6:28 PM EST2017-12-02 23:28:07 GMT
    Monday, December 4 2017 1:29 AM EST2017-12-04 06:29:53 GMT

    ABC News has apologized for a 'serious error' in Michael Flynn report and has suspended reporter Brian Ross for four weeks.

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    ABC News has apologized for a 'serious error' in Michael Flynn report and has suspended reporter Brian Ross for four weeks.

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  • Trump lashes out at own FBI in a series of tweets

    Trump lashes out at own FBI in a series of tweets

    Sunday, December 3 2017 8:18 AM EST2017-12-03 13:18:22 GMT
    Monday, December 4 2017 1:20 AM EST2017-12-04 06:20:40 GMT

    President Donald Trump is referring to a veteran FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian election meddling as "Tainted." The agent was removed after the discovery...

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    President Donald Trump is referring to a veteran FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian election meddling as "Tainted." The agent was removed after the discovery of anti-Trump messages.

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  • Highlights of Senate, House GOP bills to overhaul tax code

    Highlights of Senate, House GOP bills to overhaul tax code

    Sunday, December 3 2017 2:48 AM EST2017-12-03 07:48:14 GMT
    Sunday, December 3 2017 2:39 PM EST2017-12-03 19:39:16 GMT

    A comparison of Republican-written tax bills passed by the Senate and House.

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    A comparison of Republican-written tax bills passed by the Senate and House.

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  • Bama in, Ohio State out of College Football Playoff

    Bama in, Ohio State out of College Football Playoff

    Sunday, December 3 2017 7:22 AM EST2017-12-03 12:22:33 GMT
    Sunday, December 3 2017 12:58 PM EST2017-12-03 17:58:48 GMT

    Which looms largest for the selection committee - a conference championship or a 31-point loss?

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    Which looms largest for the selection committee - a conference championship or a 31-point loss?

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  • No. 6 Georgia makes playoff bid, routs No. 4 Auburn 28-7

    No. 6 Georgia makes playoff bid, routs No. 4 Auburn 28-7

    Saturday, December 2 2017 7:58 PM EST2017-12-03 00:58:08 GMT
    Sunday, December 3 2017 12:30 PM EST2017-12-03 17:30:40 GMT

    Shaking off a blowout loss to Auburn just three weeks ago, Jake Fromm threw two touchdown passes and No. 6 Georgia made its bid for a spot in the College Football Playoff with a 28-7 victory over the No. 4 Tigers.

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    Shaking off a blowout loss to Auburn just three weeks ago, Jake Fromm threw two touchdown passes and No. 6 Georgia made its bid for a spot in the College Football Playoff with a 28-7 victory over the No. 4 Tigers.

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  • Despite implosion attempt, Silverdome still standing

    Despite implosion attempt, Silverdome still standing

    Sunday, December 3 2017 9:07 AM EST2017-12-03 14:07:52 GMT
    Sunday, December 3 2017 9:29 AM EST2017-12-03 14:29:13 GMT

    Officials say the structure will come down, they just don't know when.

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    Officials say the structure will come down, they just don't know when.

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  • Tax bill clears Senate in big boost for Trump, GOP

    Tax bill clears Senate in big boost for Trump, GOP

    Friday, December 1 2017 3:57 AM EST2017-12-01 08:57:18 GMT
    Sunday, December 3 2017 8:19 AM EST2017-12-03 13:19:03 GMT

    The Republicans eye a crucial final vote Friday on the Senate bill.

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    The Republicans eye a crucial final vote Friday on the Senate bill.

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