Columbia County Sheriff’s Office holding career day

Is a career in law enforcement right for you? The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is holding a career day for potential recruits.

Doctor’s Hospital the latest to partner with Jessye Norman School of the Arts for the Painted Piano project

Record-breaking great white shark tagged off coast of South Carolina

Suspect arrested for murder on Collier Rd. in Augusta

Senate agrees to vote on competing bills to end shutdown

Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses a student audience at Benedict College Tuesday

UPDATE: 2-month-old found dead at babysitter’s house

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New program gives high school students a head start for cybersecurity career

House fire on Forest Crossing in Martinez

Singer Chris Brown released in Paris after rape complaint

Supreme Court to allow Trump administration transgender military ban to go into effect

House fire in Aiken causes injury

South Carolina is 2019’s 9th least educated state in America, study says

8-year-old survivor of quadruple homicide thanks deputies who saved her

Deputies say they saved the 8-year-old’s life by shooting her mother’s boyfriend, the alleged suspect, who is accused of killing the four victims and attacking the girl.

SLED investigates shooting death of 14-year-old in Allendale Co.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting death of a 14-year-old boy in Allendale.

Body found under Sand Bar Ferry Rd. bridge identified

The man found dead under a bridge on Sand Bar Ferry Rd. Monday afternoon has been identified.

Kamala Harris announces she will run for president

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-CA, is one of several high-profile Democrats reportedly considering running for her party’s nomination in 2020.

  MLK holiday offers stage for Democratic hopefuls

Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn’t budge Democrats

Mother found passed out on top of 1-year-old charged after his death

Suspect accused of killing 4, including baby, shot dead by deputies to save young girl

At 30-day mark, shutdown impasse remains over border funding

Super blood wolf moon Sunday night

Groundwork expanding I-20 at Savannah River & Augusta Canal bridges begins Tuesday

Preliminary work to expand I-20 at the Savannah River and Augusta Canal bridges has been years in the making.

What does Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy mean to you?

Several events across the CSRA to honor the civil rights activist

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

The suspects are both being held without bond on various charges related to the boy’s death, sexual abuse and child pornography.

Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73, leaves nightmare of ash

Video footage showed flames shooting high into the night sky and screaming people running from the explosion, some burning and waving their arms.

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

Authorities say the suspect and a co-conspirator communicated with as many as 20 victims of child pornography through the popular online game “Fortnite.”

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

The NAACP hosted its annual Martin Luther King Junior Parade. It's theme: 'to know the end is to embrace the beginning."

  CSRA federal workers get help from Family YMCA of Greater Augusta

Federal employees - who are members - will have their monthly dues suspended until the shutdown is over.

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

It’s day 29 of the federal shutdown and 800,000 federal workers are still not getting paid. That’s including local TSA, post office and jail employees.

Pedestrian struck and killed in Clearwater

An unidentified man was struck and killed in Clearwater Friday night. According to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, the man was hit by a Ford truck at around 7 p.m. near the intersection of Jefferson Davis Hwy. and Crestview Dr.

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

Back in 2016, a brawl on Chaps Ln. in Augusta led to the death of 18-year-old Demajhay Bell, who was stabbed in the neck. Twelve people were arrested for that deadly fight.

Burke County coach charged with sexual assault denied bond

Coach Travis Thomas was denied bond Friday on the charge of sexual assault by persons with supervisory authority.

Microchip reunites a local family with their pet after 7 years

One local family was reunited with their lost pet after over half a decade. Microchip technology made it possible after the dog showed up to a vets office an hour and a half away.

Suspect arrested in Wagener narcotics investigation

A narcotics investigation in Aiken County has resulted in an arrest.

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

According to court documents, the Democratic National Committee said it was the subject of an attempted hack in the days after the 2018 midterm elections, probably by Russian intelligence.

Skier dies after avalanche in NM; 1 in critical condition

A skier has died and another is in critical condition after being buried by an avalanche in New Mexico.

ICE detained Marine with PTSD after incident

A judge ordered him released on his own recognizance, but authorities in Kent County, MI, turned him over to ICE instead. ICE held him for three days.

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

The family says she was in no position to give consent because of her profound intellectual disabilities, a neurological disorder called Rett syndrome and other physical ailments. A multi-agency investigation has been launched into Pensacola Cluster, an intermediate-care facility.

Teen with replica gun shot, killed by police

Authorities say officers in the city of Tempe reported a suspect burglarizing a car Tuesday and that he ran away holding what appeared to be a handgun.

  Recall: Chicken nuggets may contain wood pieces

The company became aware of the situation after three consumer complaints were filed. There are no reports of related illnesses from the apparent contamination.

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.