Presidential hopefuls pushed to go big on climate change

Hundreds of young demonstrators are planning to turn out Monday on Capitol Hill to push Democrats on a package of ambitious environmental goals — including a nationwide transition to 100 percent power from renewable sources within as little as 10 years — that's collectively dubbed the Green New Deal

‘They were like brothers’: Boy, 12, raises money for best friend’s headstone

Community Harvest Celebration helps spread positivity among the community

Jay Jefferies hosts 28th Annual “China” Christmas Banquet

Augusta Biker Coalition donates toys to the Salvation Army

Trump confirms John Kelly leaving White House at end of year

Patient donates over $15,000 to the Children’s Hospital

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Hundreds pack Augusta Common for annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Augusta Toys For Tots working to collect 18,000 toys before Christmas

City leaders hold ribbon cutting ceremony at Georgia Cyber Center parking deck

Crews respond to fire at Columbia County tanning salon

47 nonprofits awarded more than a half million in grants from the Community Foundation

Mueller: Manafort lied about contacts with Trump administration, Russians

  Man who plowed into Charlottesville crowd found guilty of first degree murder

The final witness was not in court late Thursday morning, however, causing a delay in the trial and an extended lunch break.

Teachers cut high school students’ hair in separate incidents: one fired, one arrested

In two incidents, teachers have taken scissors to their students' hair. While a teacher in California is facing charges, no charges have yet been filed against another teacher in New Mexico.

4 officers plead not guilty to allegedly beating undercover officer in MO

Prosecutors said the victim was working undercover when the officers beat him thinking he was a protester in 2007.The suspects left behind a trail of incriminating text messages.

LATEST: Trump to nominate William Barr for attorney general

President Donald Trump said Friday he will nominate William Barr, the former attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, for his next attorney general.

  White House chief of staff Kelly to resign soon, reports say

Feds recommend ‘substantial’ jail time for Michael Cohen; Mueller recommendation cites Russia investigation cooperation

Woman contracted fatal brain-eating amoeba infection from Neti pot water, doctors say

All-clear given after CNN’s New York studios evacuated due to bomb threat

Fort Gordon honors late President Bush with a 21-gun salute

SRS employees give 17,000 toys to Toys For Tots

Trump to nominate Heather Nauert for UN Ambassador, reports say

Nauert has been the State Department spokesperson since April 2017.

Head-on collision involving semi and school bus kills 2, injures several in IL

Authorities said the truck was driving the wrong way. The driver of the semi is among the two adults killed in the crash.

George HW Bush laid to rest in Texas

Pres. George H.W. Bush arrived at the presidential library in College Station aboard the Bush 4141 train, and is being laid to rest.

3 arrested in North Augusta drug bust

North Augusta Public Safety served a warrant at a home in the city Thursday morning.According to Public Safety, officers assisted by the SWAT team served the warrant at 502 San Salvador Dr. at around 8:15 a.m.

Recreational marijuana legal in Michigan - but there’s a catch

Michigan passed the measure last month, becoming the 10th state to legalize the drug.

Supreme Court hearing closely watched double jeopardy case with Russian probe implications

The high court is considering whether to overturn a court-created exception to the Constitution's double-jeopardy bar that allows state and federal prosecutions for the same crime.

Accrediting agency notified Virginia College of accreditation suspension on December 4

Many left in the dark after Virginia College abruptly shutters doors across the nation

Girl Scout cookie manager accused of stealing $7,000 from NC troop

A North Carolina woman is accused of stealing more than $7,000 from a Girl Scouts troop’s cookie sales.

Rat found inside vending machine at Florida school

Johnson says her daughter recorded the rat running through the vending machine inside Atlantic Community High School in Delray Beach, FL.

Daycare worker arrested after 2-month-old allegedly suffers 11 broken bones in her care

Police are looking into additional reports of injuries to at least two other children under 1 year old.

Church’s nativity scene puts baby Jesus in cage, wise men behind border wall

Parishioners say they want to start a conversation about migrants and the separation of children from their parents.

Virginia College closing, Augusta campus shut down Wednesday

Across the country, students of the one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges, Virginia College, were surprised to hear that classes were cancelled. Staff discovered they were out of a job.

AL company invents device to prevent hot car deaths

Payton’s Charm sends text notifications to primary, secondary and tertiary caretakers when CO2 inside the car reaches a dangerous level.

Graniteville veteran will represent Donate Life in Rose Parade

A Graniteville veteran will be in the 130th Rose Parade on the Donate Life Float.

Missing Augusta 10-year-old found safe

Jacquavious Jones, who went missing Wednesday afternoon has been found safe.

President George H.W. Bush honored at state funeral; body returns to Texas to lie in repose

Family, friends, dignitaries and all the living presidents honored George H.W. Bush's live on Tuesday. "For us, his was the brightest of the thousand points of light," his son George W. Bush said.

VIDEO: Burning van in downtown Augusta

If you were in downtown Augusta Wednesday afternoon, you may have noticed a large plume of smoke coming from the 900 block. That smoke came from a burning van on Jones St.

Augusta 706ers end season due to lack of ticket sales

The team began playing in 2018, holding their home games at the James Brown Arena. As of now, they are suspending the 2018-2019 season indefinitely.

Woman accused of pouring hot grease on victim

The victim had severe burns on their back and arms, court records show.

Five arrested for stolen vehicle, trafficking meth after chase in North Augusta

Five suspects were arrested early Monday morning after a police chase in Aiken County.

UPDATE: SC student in social media video taunting teacher atop desk gets suspended

A video making the rounds on social media has come to the attention of the Calhoun County School district and resulted in the suspension of a student.

Giuliani’s tweet links to a ‘Trump is a traitor’ website. He blamed Twitter, but his typo is responsible.

Adding an extra layer of hilarity is Giuliani's other role as top White House adviser on cybersecurity, in addition to his job as President Donald Trump's attorney.

Baby gets 3rd-degree burns after being left in sink; mother charged

A baby is recovering after receiving third-degree burns from a bath in the sink.

Wisconsin Senate passes bill limiting governor’s powers

Republicans pushed on through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition to the measures designed to weaken both incoming Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Democratic Attorney General-elect Josh Kaul. Both Evers and Kaul urged Republicans not to do it and warned of lawsuits that wo

Deadly California wildfire bankrupts insurance company

An insurance company can't pay out its expected claims, but that doesn't mean its policy holders will be left out in the cold.

Homeless man turns in $17,000 he found outside food bank

The money was turned over to police, but since no one claimed it, the food bank will be able to use it to expand their building.

Mueller recommends no prison time for Michael Flynn, citing ‘substantial’ cooperation

The special counsel's memo filed Tuesday also cited Flynn's "record of military and public service” as a reason to be lenient.

Bush family returns to Capitol rotunda to view casket, thank visitors

The Trumps stood in front of Bush's casket with their eyes closed for a few moments Monday evening before Trump gave a salute. The former president will lie in state until services Wednesday at Washington National Cathedral.

Suspect identified in Grovetown shoplifting case

Grovetown Public Safety has identified a man wanted in connection with a shoplifting case.

Augusta Regional Airport partners with America’s Adopt A Soldier® for the 2018 National Care Letter Campaign!

The cards and letters soldiers receive are drawn or written by a diverse group of individuals, from 3 years-old to the over 100 years- old.

Former hospital employee sentenced for photographing child patients

A former hospital employee will spend the next 15 years in prison after taking pictures of three young girls while they were patients at Memorial Behavioral Health. The girls were six to eight years old at the time.

500-year-old skeleton found with boots mostly intact

The team discovered a pair of boots on a roughly 500-year-old male skeleton found along the River Thames.

GRAPHIC Video: Pack of dogs knock down, attack woman

A woman in her 60s was walking when she was viciously attacked by four pit bull mixes.

Trump praises witness who refuses to testify against him

In a pair of politically charged tweets, Trump made clear that he is closely watching those who turn on him in the special counsel's probe, which has ensnared some of the president's closest advisers. So far, five people in Trump's orbit have pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Houston mother accused of drowning, decapitating 5-year-old son

The woman reportedly confessed to drowning her son in a recorded interview with authorities.

‘A great leader who made a great difference’: George HW Bush lies in state after eulogies from Pence, others

The 41st president has returned to Washington, DC, and he will lie in state at the Capitol through Wednesday.

Police: N. Charleston church volunteer took photos, videos of at least 8 boys

The new charges come on top of the first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor charge brought against Jacop Robert Lee Hazlett, 28, last Wednesday.

Passenger dies after crash in Augusta

A man is dead after he was involved in a crash in Augusta on Nov. 20.

Georgia Cancer Center’s $62.5M M. Bert Storey Research Building opens

The Georgia Cancer Center treats nearly 2-thousand new cancer patients annually, and have more than 60-thousand patients per year.The clinic treats all cancer types and provides patients access to the latest treatments, therapies and first in the nation clinical trials, according to the hospital's m

Woman fatally stabbed after giving money to apparent young mother in need

Police say after the good Samaritan rolled down her window to give the woman money, a man approached, tried to take the victim’s wallet and stabbed her in the chest.

SC Correctional Officer arrested for having romantic relationship with inmate, accepting gifts

A South Carolina Department of Corrections Correctional Officer has been arrested after officials say she had a romantic relationship with an inmate and accepted monetary gifts.

Suspect wanted for burglary at Augusta home

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding the suspect in a burglary that is over 1 year old.

Couple thanks NYPD for finding engagement ring dropped down grate

A couple who lost an engagement ring down a Times Square utility grate, returning home thinking it was gone forever, are effusive in their praise for the New York City police officers who found it in the muck eight feet under.

Hurricane Michael swept away bride’s home - but not her wedding. She tied the knot on her home’s slab

The recent wedding of a police officer and a firefighter took place on the slab where the bride’s house used to be before it was lost to Hurricane Michael.

Family accuses airline of abandoning woman in wheelchair after her flight was canceled

After the woman’s flight was canceled, she was offered a hotel room, but because she has trouble communicating, she couldn’t find her own transportation and was left at the airport overnight.

54th Annual Columbia County Christmas Parade a success

The 54th Annual Columbia County Christmas Parade started an hour late, but that did not stop people from coming out to enjoy it.

Funeral services for George H.W. Bush to be held in Washington, DC, Houston

Former President George H.W. Bush will be interred Thursday at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum near his wife and daughter.

Grandmother sues after being booked into all-male jail because staff thought she was transgender

The woman was left in a holding cell with about 40 men for more than 10 hours, after a nurse and doctor allegedly determined she was transgender without performing a physical exam.

Former President George H.W. Bush dies at 94

Former President George H.W. Bush died Friday night at the age of 94.

Burke Co. Sheriff’s Office looking for three men connected to stolen items and meth lab discovery

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is looking for three men connected to several stolen items and a meth lab discovered at a home on Perkins Mill Road.

Gas leak closes roads in downtown Augusta

Reynolds Street in downtown Augusta is closed as repairs are underway to repair a gas leak.

Update: Several crews on site where 12 year old electrocuted in Richmond County

Robinson was at Fleming Park playing football that evening at the park when the incident happened. The investigation is still ongoing.Click here for more information on our previous coverage. Stay with WFXG FOX 54 as we continue to learn more about this developing story.

Ex-Dallas cop Amber Guyger indicted on murder charge in shooting neighbor

She was arrested and charged in the Sept. 6 shooting of Botham Jean, a St. Lucia native.

Measles cases surge by nearly a third across the world

Health officials blamed the measles outbreaks on gaps in vaccine coverage.

Marriott’s Starwood database hack potentially affects 500 million guests

An investigation determined on Nov. 19 that there had been unauthorized access of reservations made on or before Sept. 10. A security investigation further revealed that there has been unauthorized access into the Starwood database since 2014.

Thinking New Mexico is another country, marriage bureau clerk asks NM man for passport

A bureaucrat with a shaky understanding of geography briefly hindered a couple applying a marriage license. The clerk didn’t believe the man was a U.S. citizen because he came from New Mexico.

Vehicle crashes into Augusta hotel

A vehicle hits a local hotel and ends up crashing into the pool, this is what the manager at the Microtel in Augusta tells FOX54.

Attorney’s plea caused by Trump’s dream of a Moscow tower

Trump's plans for a Trump Tower in Moscow went back as far as 1996 when the future president paid a visit to the Russian capital to check out building sites on land being developed by a U.S. company.