Super blood wolf moon Sunday night

The “super blood wolf moon” turns the moon red for about an hour around midnight Sunday night as the moon passes behind the Earth.

  As shutdown reaches 30 days, Democrats aren’t buying Trump’s impasse-ending ‘compromise’

Mother, her boyfriend arrested after toddler dies of ‘brutal blunt force trauma’

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Accused child predator used ‘Fortnite’ to lure teen into sexual relationship, deputies say

Augusta celebrates Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with annual parade

CSRA federal workers get help from Family YMCA of Greater Augusta

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  Local federal employees see no end in sight as the government shutdown continues

Pedestrian struck and killed in Clearwater

Judge denies lesser sentence man convicted in Chaps Ln. stabbing death

Burke County coach charged with sexual assault denied bond

Microchip reunites a local family with their pet after 7 years

Suspect arrested in Wagener narcotics investigation

Aiken inmate who died in custody identified

An inmate that was being held at the Aiken County Detention Center has died.

Former Bamberg County teacher arrested for assault on a student

Bamberg Police have arrested former teacher after he allegedly assaulted a student on school grounds after school hours.

Sony and RCA record labels sever ties with R. Kelly

The record labels have remained silent in light of mounting pressure following a documentary on the singer.

Five arrested, stolen car and guns recovered in Augusta

On Friday afternoon, a Richmond County deputy attempted to stop 5 subjects that were around a stolen vehicle, all of whom fled the scene.

Democrats said Russians tried to hack DNC after midterms

Skier dies after avalanche in NM; 1 in critical condition

ICE detained Marine with PTSD after incident

Disabled woman raped, impregnated in care facility in Florida, lawsuit says

Teen with replica gun shot, killed by police

Recall: Chicken nuggets may contain wood pieces

  Waynesboro community rocked by sexual assault allegations against Coach Travis Thomas

Burke County Public Schools basketball coach and special education co-teacher Travis Thomas is on administrative leave while the sheriff's office investigates a middle school boy's claims that the coach sexually assaulted him at school and on a school bus.

MLK Celebration packs Carrie J. Mays Family Life Community Center

As Martin Luther King Jr. day approaches, community members are starting their celebrations.

Oak Park fire chief arrested for theft

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested the Oak Park fire chief for theft. Willie Herman Williamson, 39 years old of Vidalia, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 17 and charged with 1 count of theft by taking.

Armed robbery suspect wanted in Augusta

Mark Neal Crawford, Jr. is wanted for multiple armed robberies. Crawford is known to frequent hotels in the Augusta area.

Temporary road closure at Evans Towne Center

Columbia County wants to inform drivers in the county about a temporary road closure in Evans Towne Center.

GM employees allege nooses, threats, and racist remarks in Ohio plant

One supervisor said ‘there was never a black person lynched who didn’t deserve it’ at a staff meeting, and was never reprimanded.

  Experts warn about a hidden danger in your home: Radon

Radon is a colorless and odorless gas that occurs naturally in the ground. But it can find its way into your home, and too much of it can cause serious health problems like lung cancer.

Teen flies to Australia to track down grandpa’s Vietnam War helmet missing for 50 years

Brayden Mott made it his missing to get his grandfather's helmet back, which had been missing for 50 years. He mowed lawns to earn airfare.

Government may have split up thousands more migrant families

"The total number and current status of all children separated from their parents or guardians ... is unknown," according to the report. It could be thousands more because family separations were taking place much earlier, during an influx that began in 2017, investigators found.

Cohen paid to rig online polls in Trump’s favor, report says

Cohen paid the head of a small technology company between $12,000 to $13,000 for activities related to Trump’s campaign, things like trying unsuccessfully to manipulate two online polls in Trump’s favor

Amid shutdown, Secret Service agents absorb travel expenses while working without pay

With no paychecks in sight, many in the agency see bank accounts dwindling and short-term debt mounting, which itself creates a potential security threat and puts their jobs at risk.

Trump cancels Pelosi’s overseas trip after her request to postpone State of the Union address

The nation's two most powerful leaders appeared to be engaged in a game of constitutional one-upmanship as negotiations to end the monthlong partial government shutdown failed to produce results.

Burke Co. man arrested on drugs, gun charges

Dereck Christopher Hilton arrested on felony drug charges. Burke County investigators claim he was going to distribute.

Watchdog: Government may have separated many more children from migrant families

A report from the Health and Human Services inspector general's office finds that family separations were taking place before the spring of last year, when the administration announced its "zero tolerance" policy on the southwest border.

Giuliani: ‘I never said there was no collusion’ between Trump campaign, Russia

Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney, made the bombshell statement Wednesday, in an interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo.

One person stabbed at a Richmond County Inn

One person was stabbed at a Scottish Inn hotel in Richmond County. That's according to authorities with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

A bystander rendered aid at the scene of a fiery crash. Then someone took his truck.

That good Samaritan was on the scene to help the victims of a fiery crash, including the suspect.

2020 Democrats face a choice: Fight Trump or ignore him?

Possible Democratic candidates haven't hesitated to tangle with Trump. Sen. Sherrod Brown recalled that when Trump slammed him over the closure of a General Motors plant in his home state, he poked the president for seeking "an Ohio Democrat to blame" while the GOP held power in the state.

Healthcare facility where vegetative woman gave birth ordered to find new management

State regulators issued a letter ordering the facility to hire a third-party manager following visits that they say raised “several significant concerns.”

Mother burned when sippy cup exploded in her face, she says

An attorney says the company who makes the sippy cup doesn’t believe an explosion could have happened if the cup was being used properly and wants to do testing on it.

Local boy wins ASPCA Kid of the Year Award after working to save over 1300 dogs

A seven-year-old boy has been working since he was four years old to get dogs in shelters adopted. With the help of his mom and the power of social media, he's helped over 1300 dogs find homes.

Augusta vets searching for injured dog’s owners

Local nonprofit That’s What Friends Are For and the vets at All God’s Creatures Animal Hospital are searching for the owners of an injured dog.

  Burke County coach arrested again, more charges may be coming

Travis Thomas, who was arrested Monday for the alleged sexual assault of a middle school boy, has been arrested again.

Trump signs law giving back pay to federal workers

President Donald Trump signed a law on Wednesday guaranteeing back pay to federal employees who have been furloughed or working without pay during the partial government shutdown.

Shoplifting suspect wanted in Richmond County

According to the sheriff’s office, 38-year-old Holley Nichole Phillips shoplifted from the Target on Robert C. Daniel Jr. Pkwy on Dec. 24.

Steve Carell, ‘Office’ creator to reunite for Netflix series ‘Space Force’

Netflix announced Wednesday that Steve Carell joins Greg Daniels, who created the U.S. version of “Office,” for a new show, “Space Force.”

Sprint Foods to acquire Greg’s Gas Plus stores

Sprint Food Stores announced Wednesday that will be acquiring 10 Greg’s Gas Plus locations. That will go into effect Jan. 28, 2019.

Sears staves off liquidation; stores to stay open, reports say

Multiple media outlets reported early Wednesday that billionaire Eddie Lampert has won a bankruptcy auction after strengthening his bid in several days of negotiations with creditors.

Armed robbery suspect wanted in Richmond County

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help identifying a man wanted in connection to an armed robbery in Richmond County.

Augusta Futurity celebrates 40 years

The week long event is the largest cutting event east of the Mississippi River.

Driver escapes seconds before train crashes into car

The driver, 96-year-old Antoinette Lazzara, was stuck on the tracks at the railroad crossing. She was apparently disoriented and had trouble getting out of the car as the train approached.

Because of government shutdown, man who wants to start new job is stuck in IRS limbo

The truck driver said he’s found a job that’ll give him the opportunity to spend more time with his family, but there’s a snag because of the partial federal government shutdown, now in its 26th day.

UPDATE: Norfolk Southern Family Assistance Center stays open through Jan. 18

The Family Assistance Center opened by Norfolk Southern will be open through Jan. 18 to assist businesses and residents affected by the derailment.

Attorney general nominee Barr seeks to assure senators he won’t be a Trump loyalist

So far, William Barr's comments have pointedly departed from Trump’s own views and underscored his efforts to reassure Democrats that he will not be a loyalist to the president.

After a young man, 23, died in a car accident, his kidney donation saved his father’s life

The 23-year-old's heart, liver and second kidney will be donated to other patients in need.

Woman fights ticket for honking at officer

In Auburn several weeks ago, the woman said a cop in an unmarked SUV peeled out in front of her as she swerved to avoid him. She honked.

Columbia County School Rezoning Moving Forward

Columbia County Schools is moving forward with the rezoning plan involving Euchee Creek and North Harlem elementary schools.The original plan was proposed in November and revised a few weeks later... after parents gave their input to the school board.

Trump’s AG nominee Barr backs Mueller probe, supports border ‘barrier’

Nominee William Barr is expected to be confirmed, unless there is a major surprise during the hearing. It would be his second stint as attorney general.

  Mild winter could cause problems for spring peach crop

A deficit in "chilling hours" may cause problems down the road.

Augusta Fire urges citizens to join CERT Team

The Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department is urging citizens in the county to sign up for its free Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training.

Shutdown standoff: Dems rebuff Trump invite, thwarting effort to bypass Pelosi

The administration is trying to peel off Democratic support for Trump's demand for border wall money and negotiate directly with centrist lawmakers and some newly elected freshmen, including those in districts where Trump is popular.

Mass overdose possibly fueled by fentanyl kills 1, sickens about a dozen

Having so many lives on the line strained city resources, officials said. It was like nothing they'd ever experienced.

Facility where vegetative woman gave birth launches internal review

Hacienda Healthcare picked a former prosecutor to lead the review into the incident. The facility is also being investigated by the state regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

Democrats consider subpoena for interpreter of Trump-Putin meeting

The official said Trump even confiscated his interpreter’s notes after talks with Putin in Germany in 2017 and reportedly told the interpreter to keep quiet about what was said in the room.

Judge orders Trump administration to remove citizenship question from 2020 census

The administration is expected to quickly file an appeal.

3 deputies shot while serving warrant in TX

The deputies were serving the warrant at about 9:30 p.m. Monday when a suspect inside opened fire. All three deputies were listed in fair condition.

Netflix to raise prices on all its subscription plans

Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option offers high-definition streaming on up to two different internet-connected devices simultaneously. Even at the higher price, that plan is still a few dollars cheaper than HBO, whose streaming service charges $15

‘Is this the best a man can get?’: New Gillette ad challenges men to ‘be better’

Company officials say they have no plans to pull the ad in the face of some negative reaction.

Bipartisan group approves recommended changes to Georgia’s election systems

The SAFE Commission’s recommendations will be sent to the Georgia General Assembly as a guideline for new legislation regarding new voting methods.

Broadway legend Carol Channing dies at age 97

Known for her smile and raspy voice, actress Carol Channing spent most of her career on stage in such musicals as "Hello, Dolly!" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."

Warrants: SCDC employee charged with having sex with an inmate inside dorm, another sent sexual photos to inmates

Three South Carolina Department of Corrections employees has been charged in various crimes, with two of them being sexual in nature, according to warrants released by the department.

Grovetown gets new K9

After months of fundraising, the Grovetown Police Department finally has a new K9 unit.

Aiken Clerk of Courts discovers new historic records

Attention Aikenites! There are some new historical documents at the museum that could tell you more about your family tree.

Jayme Closs' alleged kidnapper charged, has bail set at $5 million

Investigators say Jake Patterson went to great lengths to conceal any evidence from police, including disengaging the dome light of his car and shaving his head.

Man who took 2 women hostage at UPS facility is dead

An armed man who entered a UPS processing facility Monday morning and held two women hostage for several hours was shot and killed by police as he left the building with the women, authorities said.

As shutdown grinds on, TSA workers struggle

Hundreds of TSA employees at major airports nationwide have called out sick since this shutdown began.

Trump rejects suggested short-term government shutdown fix

Leaving the White House for a trip to New Orleans, Trump said he had dismissed the proposal from Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to reopen for several weeks and continue dealing with Democrats over Trump's long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Trump denies ever working for Russia, blasts investigators

Speaking from the South Lawn before departing the White House for New Orleans, Trump called former FBI and Justice Department officials "known scoundrels" and "dirty cops."