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Jury Duty Scam Alert

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office Fraud Division has a warning about a scam. More>>

1 On 1: Countdown to New Ronald McDonald House Video included

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We are just weeks away from the ribbon cutting of the new Ronald McDonald House in Augusta, but before that big event, the group has several others. More>>

GMA Saturday Headlines: October 25, 2014 Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

Baton Twirling at the Fair Video included

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Brad Means interviews Wren Williams during the 5:30pm newscast Friday, Oct. 24th. More>>

Conservative Minorities Talk Politics with Jazz Video included

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A group of local conservative minorities got a closer look at who they want to be their next leaders in government. The CSRA Minority Engagement is a group of conservative people of color who see America from a different perspective. More>>

Ebola Scare Delays Plane at Columbia Airport Video included

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An Ebola scare on a flight from Washington, D.C. to Columbia kept a United Airlines flight on the tarmac for more than two hours Friday. More>>

Power Outage on Augusta West Parkway and Wheeler Rd

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If you plan on traveling on Augusta West Parkway and Wheeler Road, you may want to plan an alternate route.Georgia Power has confirmed that the power is temporarily out in that area.According to a representative, crews are on the scene working to get the power back on.They say that they expect to have everything fixed within the hour. More>>

One person injured

Friday Night Shooting Video included

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Around 6:30 Friday evening, Richmond County deputies were called to a shooting in the 3800 block of Parwood Rd. Dispatch confirms that one person is injured. Stay tuned to WJBF News Channel 6 WJBF.com for updates on this story. More>>

Plantation Blood Owner Says Event Promoter Scammed Him Video included

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Plantation Blood Owner Mark Jackson says Event Promoter Cam Griffin owes him about $20,000. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story. More>>

Flight Grounded in Columbia, South Carolina Because Of "Possible Ebola Risk"

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There's word a plane from Washington DC's Dulles International Airport has been grounded at Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina due to a "possible" Ebola scare. More>>

Georgia Child Pornography Ring Gets Busted Video included

Georgia uses a special operation to catch people in possession of child pornography. Georgia uses a special operation to catch people in possession of child pornography.
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GBI and several law enforcement agencies around the state have been working together the past 3 months to find and arrest anyone in possession of child pornography. They call this investigation, Operation MasqueRAID, and it's been a huge success.

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WATCH LIVE: Jefferson County Faces Harlem On GAME NIGHT LIVE Friday Night

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In Friday night's GAME NIGHT LIVE matchup, Jefferson County High School's Warriors travel to Harlem, Georgia to take on the Bulldogs of Harlem High School. More>>

NHTSA Warns Vehicle Owners To Get Air Bags Fixed Due To Potentially Deadly Inflator Problem

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The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 7.8 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. More>>

Police: 1 Dead Besides Washington School Shooter

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Police responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting.Local television stations said two people were being airlifted to a hospital.Live video showed students being evacuated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, near Everett.Ayn Dietrich, an FBI spokesperson in Seattle, said the agency had personnel on their way to the scene to help authorities with the investigation.The latest school shooting in the region happened at Seattle Pacific Universi... More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Section Of Deans Bridge Road Re-Opening After Gas Leak Repaired

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According to Dee Griffin, with the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Department, a section of Deans Bridge Road, between Augusta Tech Drive and Interstate 20, is re-opening. More>>

GRHealth's Digestive Health Center Opens New Location

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GRHealth's Digestive Health Center opened its doors to patients in its new location on Wednesday, October 22nd. More>>

AT&T Responds To U-Verse Emergency White House Alert Message Showing Up On Suscribers' Screens

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AT&T U-Verse customers in the CSRA are reporting an emergency message showing up on their screen that indicates a an emergency message from the White House is forthcoming. More>>

Man Attacks New York Police Officers With A Hatchet

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A man charged at four New York police officers with a metal hatchet Thursday, hitting two of them at a time of high alert for authorities concerned they might be targeted in the United States and Canada. More>>

TLC Cancels "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"

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"Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" has been canceled. More>>

Ebola Protocols Put To The Test At Georgia Regents Medical Center, University Hospital

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned both Georgia Regents Medical Center and University Hospital have had patients in recent days that have put their Ebola protocols to the test. More>>

UPDATE ON 6: Gas Leak Causing Traffic Delays on Morehead Drive and Columbia Road

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News Channel 6 has just learned there is a gas leak that is causing some traffic delays this morning. More>>

Six Things To Know Before You Go Video included

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Now it's time for the six things you need to know for Friday October 24, 2014. More>>

Remembering Deputy J.D. Paugh Three Years Later Video included

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Three years after Richmond County Deputy J.D. Paugh was killed, people still remember his service. More>>

Big Win for Augusta Economic Development Authority's Website

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The Augusta Economic Development Authority received a “Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award” in the 2014 awards website category from the International Economic Development Council. More>>

New York Governor Speaks

New York Doctor tests positive for Ebola

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After confirming that tests showed a patient tested positive for Ebola, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said, "We want to state at the outset there is no reason for New Yorkers to be alarmed."New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that authorities are "as ready as one could be for this circumstance." He noted that the situation in his state is different than what happened in Dallas, where a man was diagnosed with Ebola and two health care workers who treated him contracted the virus."We had the advant... More>>

Richmond County Officers Investigating Body Found In Home

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigating a body that was found in an Augusta home.Authorities say the incident happened on the 2000 block of Powell Avenue, which is off of Heard Avenue near Wrightsboro Road. Deputies say they discovered the body of an elderly white female. Officers say this investigation is in the early stages. More>>

Neighbors Dealing With Abandoned House Left In The Wake Of Hyde Park Relocation

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Augusta is moving residents out of Hyde Park for a storm water retention pond, and there's not enough money to relocate every resident. But, as some go, others stay and remaining behind are the abandoned homes for neighbors to live with. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

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Rejection Of Excise Tax Could Be Aiding Augusta Industry Expansion

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Augusta Commissioners rejected the proposal to implement an excise tax to make up for lost revenue from industry no longer paying sales taxes on energy. The idea was it would hurt expansion plans. Now, a major city manufacturer is close to making a decision on expanding.
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Changes Coming to the I-20 Savannah River Bridge Video included

Plans discussed to widen the I-20 Savannah River Bridge. Plans discussed to widen the I-20 Savannah River Bridge.
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Georgia and South Carolina's Department of Transportation are discussing the possibility of widening the I-20 Savannah River Bridge. Drivers complain about the bridge being narrow and dangerous.

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Augusta Mayor Visits Lexington To See Parking Meters Video included

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Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver recently saw new parking meter technology in action and says he's impressed. More>>

CSRA's Unemployment Rate Falls To 8.2 Percent In September

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The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) in September was 8.2 percent, down nine-tenths of a percentage point from 9.1 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 8.8 percent. More>>

Metro Augusta's Unemployment Rate Falls To 7.3 Percent In September

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The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for September was 7.3 percent, down seven-tenths of a percentage point from 8.0 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 7.8 percent. More>>

Suspended SC House Speaker Bobby Harrell Found Guilty, Resigns Office Video included

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Suspended South Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Bobby Harrell has pleaded guilty to six campaign fiance violations and agreed to resign from office. WJBF News Channel 6's South Carolina Capitol reporter Robert Kittle has more on the story. More>>

Sweetwater Brewing Company Working On Project Jackson Deal

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A spokesperson for Sweetwater Brewing Company tells News Channel 6 that they are working with the Augusta GreenJackets on a deal for Project Jackson. Mike Miller has the story.

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Wife Discovers Stash of Letters From Husband After His Death

Mitchell Whisenhunt and his family are pictured in an image posted to the GoFundme campaign, "Funeral expenses for Mitchell Whisenhunt." Mitchell died on October 18, 2014 and his wife found a stash of letters that he left behind. (Courtesy: ABC News) Mitchell Whisenhunt and his family are pictured in an image posted to the GoFundme campaign, "Funeral expenses for Mitchell Whisenhunt." Mitchell died on October 18, 2014 and his wife found a stash of letters that he left behind. (Courtesy: ABC News)
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Even after his death, a man has found a way to surprise and bring comfort to his wife and young daughter, with a trove of letters he designated to be opened on certain dates. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Suspects In Aiken Shooting Identified

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The Aiken Department of Public Safety (ADPS) has issued arrest warrants for two suspects in connection to a shooting in Aiken that happened Tuesday near the intersection of York Street and Edgefield Avenue. More>>

VIDEO: School System Director Dealing With Aftermath From School's Pep Rally Video included

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The director of a Virginia public school system is dealing with the aftermath of a controversial video that was shot during a high school's pep rally. More>>

Target Is Gearing Up For The Holidays With Free Shipping Video included

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Now to the holiday shopping wars, Target is kicking things off in a big way.
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UPDATE ON 6: Richmond County School Bus Involved In Deans Bridge Road Crash

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned more information concerning a Richmond County school bus crash from the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. More>>

UPDATE ON 6: Armed Robbery; Greg's Gas Plus North Augusta

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Aiken County officials responded to a call about an armed robbery at Greg's Gas Plus just around 6 a.m. on Thursday October 23, 2014.
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Elderly couple without power 65 days after $9K outstanding power bill Video included

Frank and Delores Hammett have been without power for 65 days. Frank and Delores Hammett have been without power for 65 days.
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A $500 power bill left by their deceased son has left elderly Floyd residents Frank and Delores Hammett living on their porch because late fees took that bill to nearly $9,000 and caused their power to be drastically cut down by AEP.  More>>

Rick Allen, John Barrow To Participate In WJBF "Conversation With The Candidates"

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Don't miss WJBF News Channel 6's Vote 2014: "A Conversation with the Candidates", which will take place on Thursday, October 30th. More>>

Georgia Secretary Of State Reminding Georgians About Saturday Early Voting

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Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding Georgians they can vote early this Saturday (October 25th) across the state for the November 4th General Election. More>>

Police: Man Pleads Guilty After Faking 2 Year Coma to Avoid Court

PHOTO: Alan Knight pretended he was in a vegetative state to scam his next door neighbor out of £40,000. (Courtesy: ABC News/Wales News Service) PHOTO: Alan Knight pretended he was in a vegetative state to scam his next door neighbor out of £40,000. (Courtesy: ABC News/Wales News Service)
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A British man pleaded guilty this week to stealing 40,000 pounds from an elderly neighbor and pretending to be in a coma for two years to avoid charges, authorities said. More>>

Mom accused of using meth arrested at hospital after giving birth

A pregnant woman who was arrested three weeks ago on methamphetamine charges was taken into custody again after delivering her baby at a hospital in Dickson.  More>>

Tennessee toddler rescued from inside arcade game Video included

A Tennessee toddler managed to trap himself inside an arcade game at a coin laundry while in pursuit of a pile of plush toys. More>>

BREAKING ON 6: 18-Wheeler Accident Bobby Jones and Peach Orchard Video included

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According to Richmond County dispatch, there is an accident at Peach Orchard Road northbound near at Bobby Jones involving an 18-Wheeler.
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Early Morning Structure Fire Rekindles On Burkely Court Video included

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According to North Augusta Public Safety fire crews have responded to a structure fire at 2 Burkley Court just before 7 a.m.
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6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go Video included

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6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day. More>>

Monica Lewinsky is back in the spotlight

What's Trending at 5:30, Wednesday, October 22nd & Conversation Video included

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Construction crews encountered a slithering snake as they worked a site in Miami-Dade, Florida.An 11-foot burmese python emerged from a pipe! the snake gave crews a shock when they lifted a plastic tarp off of some pipes. Workers called Miami-Dada fire rescue, who safely removed the python. authorities believe it was someone's pet that was released into the wild.A digital creation is being used on internet chat rooms to bait men who go online to prey on young children.In 10 weeks, the charity... More>>

South Carolina Governors Race

SC Governors Race and Roads Video included

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The condition of South Carolina roads has been a hot topic over the last couple years -- most recently among the gubernatorial candidates.Capital reporter Robert Kittle took voter questions about roads straight to the candidates.The big question for the five candidates for governor ... is how they would pay to fix the roads and bridges in south carolina.Tom Ervin, "I'll work with the general assembly and we'll look at everything: fees, bonds, we'll look at the gas tax. I want to keep the gas ... More>>

21 Augusta Groups Recognized Through Days of Giving

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Wells Fargo presented $21,000 in grants to various non-profits across the CSRA as part of the fifth Days of Giving program in Augusta.
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GIVING YOUR BEST: Halloween With A Heart Being Held Wednesday Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6, along with our Giving Your Best partners, is proud to be a part of the annual Halloween With A Heart event going on Wednesday at Patriots Park, in Columbia County. More>>

World War II soldier buried in Arlington National Cemetery almost 70 years after death

A Mountain City family witnessed the burial of their loved one today at Arlington National Cemetery almost 70 years after his death fighting the Germans in France. A Mountain City family witnessed the burial of their loved one today at Arlington National Cemetery almost 70 years after his death fighting the Germans in France.
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Private First Class Cecil Harris was 19 years old when he went to France to fight in World War II. A few months later, he was killed in Dambach, France. For almost 7 decades, his only surviving son wondered what happened to his father.  Edwin Harris met his father for the first and only time in the summer of 1944, when he was a newborn.
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Augusta Commissioner Wants Budget Details Before Signing On Video included

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The 2015 proposed budget for Augusta is balanced without a tax increase, but for Commissioner Marion Williams, the devil is in the detail. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
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New Committee In The Works To Reshape Augusta's Animal Ordinance Video included

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Even after a year of legal review, it's back to the drawing board for Augusta's animal codes. Meanwhile, a new committee is being formed to come up with an acceptable set of rules. More>>

Woman's Death Called Possible Homicide

UPDATED ON 6: Autopsy Results On Woman Found Dead On Carmell Place Released

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a man has been arrested in connection to the Monday evening discovery of a woman's body on Carmell Place, in Augusta. More>>

Grovetown High School Student Alleges Threats After Refusing To Stand For Pledge Of Allegiance Video included

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One Grovetown High School School student says their teacher threatened them after refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. The student believes their rights were violated and contacted the American Humanist Association. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter has the story. More>>

North Augusta Man Pleads to Possession of Child Pornography

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A 57-year-old North Augusta, South Carolina man has entered a guilty plea to a charge Possession of Child Pornography in federal court in Columbia, South Carolina. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Three Families Homeless After Augusta Apartment Complex Fire Video included

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Several residents of an Augusta apartment complex are now out of their homes after fire broke out on Essie McIntyre Boulevard. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise reports from the scene. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Manhunt For Federal Fugitive In Graniteville Ends With Arrest Video included

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A federal fugitive is back in custody, and the two-day search for Russell Donald Benjamin is over. More>>

After 7 years, SC Cat Reunited With Owners

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After seven years Moka, the Siamese cat, is finally home.The Island Packet of Hilton Head reports the cat lived with four members of the band the Fresh Hots on the resort island but wandered away in 2007. More>>

Woman says she sold pot to help raise grandkids

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Candace Kelly said she sold hundreds of pounds of pot from her home to raise her grandchildren. More>>

Police: Shots Fired At 3 Places In Ottawa

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OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Police in Ottawa say shots also were fired near a shopping mall close to Parliament. More>>

Augusta Bus Service Expanding To Fort Gordon

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Tuesday, Augusta Commissioners gave the go-ahead for a new bus route between Fort Gordon and the Augusta Mall. More>>

UGA To File NCAA Paperwork To Ask For Todd Gurley Reinstatement Video included

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The University of Georgia has released a statement on their plans to fill out the necessary paperwork with the NCAA to have tailback Todd Gurley reinstated to play with the Bulldogs again. More>>

Grovetown Rezone Makes Way for Kroger Marketplace Video included

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A major retailer is preparing for the population growth in one Columbia County town. Kroger will go up in Grovetown near Interstate 20.The proposal is to develop more than 35 acres at Lewiston Road, William Few Parkway, and Bluegrass Trail. Debbie Wilkins is one of 14 properties affected by the move. She is being bought out of her Grovetown home after 39 years. More>>

Where Candidates for SC Governor Stand on Top 3 Issues Video included

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We asked all five of the candidates for SC governor what their plans are for addressing the state economy, education, and fixing the state's roads and bridges.
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Porn Sunday

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Brazilians head to the polls on Sunday to elect their next president along with other federal congressional seats up for grabs.Candidates are doing just about *anything* to grab the attention of voters.One candidate claims to be a profession al clown, while another claims to be an anti-communist superhero with laser-beam eyes.One congressman got his name changed, his slogan, "vote for Jesus for state congressman."one commentator said, most Brazilians get their entertainment on TV, this man sa... More>>

Saying Goodbye To Meteorologist Jason Nappi

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Brad Means and Jenny Montgomery say goodbye to meteorologist Jason Nappi during his last live shot for WJBF News Channel 6 at the Georgia-Carolina State Fair. More>>

Royal baby

Baseball baby Video included

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Tuesday night was a special one, not just for the Kansas City Royals, but for a 'royal' Baby.Jay and Heather Speer are Royals fans -- they wanted to go to the wild card game that night, but she was only a week from her pregnancy due date.So they stayed home to watch the game.Well with all the excitement, the expecting mother went into labor.The family said their favorite Royals player is Eric Hosmer --- so they honored that in Baby Breckin's middle name.Breckin William-Hosmer was born Wednesd... More>>

Golden Apple: Sherie Dozier

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Sherie Dozier stays busy with these students. She also stays happy when she's in here."You smile and you get to make a difference hopefully in somebody's life," Dozier says.She's making a huge difference. And the students don't just sit and listen. They participate in the learning process."We do involve the children," she says. "We are assessing the kids, needing to know whether they're getting it or not. It is a main part of teaching that they participate in what we're doing."Today's topic: ... More>>

New Augusta Animal Ordinance Goes Back To Drawing Board

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Augusta Commissioners have sent proposed changes to the city's animal ordinance back to committee after objections from dog breeders. More>>

Storm Water Fee, Deputy Raises, But No Tax Hike In Proposed 2015 City Budget

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Augusta Interim City Administrator Tameka Allen has presented her 2015 budget proposal. It's balanced without a tax hike or raiding reserves. It has deputy raises, but is also calling for the Storm Water Utility Fee.

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New North Augusta Walmart Store To Open Wednesday

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A new Walmart is opening Wednesday, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The new store is conveniently located at 1041 Edgefield Road and is open from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Missing Richmond County Teen Found Dead Video included

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The Richmond County Coroner's Office tells us the body of 18-year-old Nicholas Charles Dunn was found Tuesday in the woods near Cross Creek High School. More>>

Symptoms Of Ebola, Enterovirus D68, And Flu

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Do you know the differences in the symptoms of three health threats that are currently in the spotlight? If not, click for resources to help keep you and your family healthy.
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UPDATED ON 6: Federal Officials Looking For North Augusta Man Who Failed To Appear In Court

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We have now learned more information on a reported manhunt in the Graniteville area that we reported on earlier Tuesday. More>>

BREAKING ON 6: Gas Leak Reported On Wylds Road

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According to the Richmond County officials, there has been a gas leak reported at Wylds Road and Commerce Drive in Augusta. More>>

North Augusta Officials Say Court Hearings Are Holding Up Project Jackson Progress

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North Augusta city leaders tell WJBF News Channel 6 that court hearings surrounding Project Jackson are holding up progress. More>>

Kimberly-Clark Corp. To Cut Up To 1,300 Jobs

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Kimberly-Clark Corp. plans to eliminate up to 1,300 jobs as part of restructuring efforts aimed at reducing costs and making its business more efficient. More>>

Richmond County Sheriff's Office Releases Statement On Alleged Steroid Use

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released a statement pertaining to allegations that an investigation is underway into steroid use by its employees. More>>

Quick Cooking w/ Karin Calloway: Roasted Pork Tenderloin

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Many Sunday Suppers center around a roast of some sort, whether it be a pot roast, roasted pork loin or roasted chicken.
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2nd Annual Augusta Technical College 'Ladies Night Out'

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The Augusta Technical College Counseling Center will host its 2nd Annual Ladies Night Out on Tuesday October 21, 2014.
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GRU To Hold Ebola Community Forum

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The Georgia Regents University Center for Public Service will host a public forum on Ebola Tuesday October 21, 2014.
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NTSB: Deadly Thomson Plane Crash Caused By "Pilot's Failure To Follow Procedures During Landing"

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Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released the final finding in the deadly February 2013 plane crash in Thomson that killed a "The Vein Guys" doctor and 4 of the firm's staffers. More>>

Homeland Security orders new screening for Ebola

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The Homeland Security Department is requiring that anyone coming to the United States from one of three West African countries reporting an Ebola outbreak must enter the country through one of five airports screening passengers for the deadly disease.  More>>

Fire Destroys Mobile Home In Johnston Video included

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An early morning fire swept through a mobile home in Johnston, South Carolina.
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6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day. More>>

CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines Video included

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Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. More>>

BREAKING ON 6: Robbery At Subway On Whiskey Road

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News Channel 6 has just learned the Subway at 2571 Whiskey Road in Aiken was robbed early Tuesday morning.
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Dr. Azziz Finalist For Job At University Of Nevada At Las Vegas Video included

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The President of Georgia Regents University, Doctor Ricardo Azziz, is a finalist for a job at another school.
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Oscar de la Renta, Legendary Designer, Dead At 82

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At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar De La Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs. More>>

Trunk or Treat at Kroc Center Oct. 25th

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The Salvation Army Kroc Center will host its annual “Trunk or Treat” this coming Saturday, October 25th from 6:00 – 8:00pm.
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N. Augusta Budget Passes First Reading, Project Jackson Bids In Video included

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Project Jackson moved forward despite heated court battle between the City of North Augusta and River Club Homeowner Steve Donohue.The city collected proposals from companies hoping to build, but that was not the topic up for discussion at Monday night's City County Meeting. Council members began budget talks for the upcoming year. The first reading of the Proposed Annual Consolidated Budget for Fiscal Year 2015 passed unanimously. More>>

Jenkins County Miracle Walk Oct. 25th

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Saturday, Oct. 25th is the Jenkins Co. Miracle Walk Family Fun Day at the Recreation Department in Millen, GA. More>>

SC Agencies, Hospitals Discuss Ebola Readiness Video included

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South Carolina held its first-ever Ebola roundtable discussion Monday, similar to roundtable exercises it's had in the past to make sure the state is ready for hurricanes.
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Catching Up With Atlanta's Hostage Hero

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It has been more than 9 years. Nearly a decade since terror gripped Atlanta in the hours following a quadruple murder, an escape, and a hostage situation. Not nearly enough time to diminish the memories.But the woman in the middle of it all--tries not to let the thoughts of that time dominate her mind today.Ashley Smith Robinson tells us, "I don't think about it often. I kind of live in the here and now. I try to enjoy my kids and enjoy the life that God's given me now."There are many days th... More>>

Some Bus Riders Say Fort Gordon Route Not Top Transit Priority Video included

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Augusta Commissioners will vote Tuesday on extending bus service to Fort Gordon we talked to regular riders who don't agree that investing in  the Fort Gordon route is the first direction the system should go. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the details.
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Augusta Commissioner Wants More Discussion Before Voting For Animal Ordinance Changes Video included

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Augusta Commissioners will consider updating the city animal codes to include pet licensing, registration, and mandatory spaying and neutering. More>>

Fort Gordon Soldiers To Help Fight War On Ebola In Africa Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned several Fort Gordon soldiers will deploy to West Africa to help in the war on Ebola. More>>

Governor Deal: Team To Combat Risks Of Ebola Should The Need Arise In Georgia

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Monday, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal named the members of the Georgia Ebola Response Team. More>>

PHOTOS: Wreck on I-20 Eastbound Backs Up Traffic For Miles

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We have learned more information on a Monday afternoon crash on I-20 eastbound that is backing up traffic for miles. More>>

Historic High School Honors Alumni Video included

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The Academy of Richmond County is one of the oldest schools in Augusta, and it's alumni has made far reaching contributions to society – from medicine to athletics. That is why in 2012 the Academy of Richmond County Hall of Fame was created.  More>>

GRU Releases Statement On Dr. Ricardo Azziz Being Named Finalist For UNLV President Job

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Georgia Regents University (GRU) has released a statement on Dr. Ricardo Azziz being named a finalist for the same president position at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas (UNLV). More>>

One Week Of Fun Makes A Difference In Countless Lives All Year Long Video included

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Cooler weather is a sure sign that fall has arrived, but nothing says fall in the CSRA like the Georgia-Carolina State Fair. For 92 years the Augusta Exchange Club has organized the event that offers fun for the whole family. It doesn't just stop at fair rides and games and food. T More>>

Mom2Mom: Glimpse of a Kid in a Grown-Up Body

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My life has two distinct Teenagers Years chapters: my own teenage years and 2008-2014, when I earned MY STRIPES as the mother of multiple teenagers under one roof!
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Barnwell Community Coming Together To Help Woman Critically Injured In 4-Wheeler Accident Video included

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The Barnwell community is coming together to show their support for the Stanfield family, after 22 year old Christie Stanfield was critically injured in a 4-wheeler accident. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter has the story.
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GRU Students Offer Free Health Screenings For Female Farm Workers

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Georgia Regents University students will offer free health screenings on Tuesday and Wednesday to nearly 100 female, predominately Hispanic farm workers of Costa Layman Nurseries. More>>

Georgia Department Of Labor Recruiting For Huntsman Pigments Thursday in Augusta

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The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Huntsman Pigments recruit about 100 workers for a new manufacturing facility under construction near the Augusta Regional Airport. More>>

Hannah Graham's Case A 'Death Investigation' After Human Remains Found

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Sgt. Dale Terry of the Chesterfield Sheriff's Department and his small search team were finishing up for the day when they made the discovery. More>>

Barrow To Speak At Local High School

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Congressman John Barrow will speak at Grovetown High School on Monday, October, 20th.
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Fort Gordon's Change Of Responsibility Ceremony

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A change of responsibility ceremony will be held today at Fort Gordon on Monday, October 20th at 10 a.m. More>>

WHO: Nigeria's Ebola Outbreak Is Officially Over

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The World Health Organization has declared that Nigeria is now free of Ebola.
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Ebola In America; Carnival Magic Cruise Ship Video included

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This morning, a huge sigh of relief in Dallas.Health officials say the first group of people quarantined and monitored after contact with Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan are no longer at risk.
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Attempted Robbery; Circle K on Wheeler Road

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News Channel 6 has just learned there was an attempted robbery at the Circle K on Wheeler Road early Monday morning.
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Accident at Mullikin Road and Sawbuck Way

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We've got one early-morning accident in Columbia County that has resulted in some injuries and a bit of a delay to area traffic. More>>

Updated on 6: Arrest Made in Deadly Night Club Shooting

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The Burke County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that left two people dead. More>>

On Call: Answering Your Ebola Questions Video included

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You have questions about Ebola and we are getting them answered for you. More>>

Breaking on 6: Health Worker Monitored for Ebola on Cruise Returns Home Video included

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Health care worker being monitored for Ebola leaves cruise ship in Galveston, Texas

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GMA Sunday Headlines: October 19, 2014 Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

Update: Night Club Shooting Victim Identified

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Deadly shooting at Graniteville night club is under investigation

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Paine wins first football game since 1962 Video included

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Despite trailing 14-0 to Edward Waters in the first half, Paine came back for a huge 38-14 win, it's first since 1962. More>>

Graniteville Bar Owner Talks About the Deadly Shooting that Happened in his Front Yard Video included

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The owner of Round Two Sports Bar and Grille in Graniteville, SC, says violence isn't common in this area.

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Murder Suspect Arrested

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested a murder suspect while they were at the scene of an unrelated call. More>>

1 on 1: Hit the Jackpot to Raise Money Video included

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SafeHomes of Augusta is holding its 7th annual Casino Night is Saturday, November 1st at 6:30 p.m. at the Legends Club.

 

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GMA Saturday Headlines: October 18, 2014 Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.

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Unique Foods A Hit At Georgia-Carolina State Fair

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It's time for funnel cake and a ride on the ferris wheel in the CSRA. The Georgia-Carolina State Fair kicked off today with a packed crowd rushing to eat their favorite treats.The first bite Marcus Edney took into his deep fried snickers went something like this. "It's nice and it's juicy and caramel. It was delicious," he described.The chocolate treat wrapped in dough with sugar on top is one of the unique foods you can grab at the Georgia-Carolina State Fair this week. More>>

Pastoral Conference Aims to Refresh Those who Minister

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Pastoral conference aims to refresh those who minister on Saturday, Oct. 25, at the GRU Jaguar Student Activities Center on the Summerville Campus.
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USC Int’l Business Celebrates Anniversary & Job Creation

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USC's Darla Moore School of Business is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its International Business program, ranked number 1 in the nation for the 16th straight year.
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  • Jury Duty Scam Alert

    Jury Duty Scam Alert

    Saturday, October 25 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-10-25 14:11:28 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office Fraud Division has a warning about a scam.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office Fraud Division has a warning about a scam.
  • 1 On 1: Countdown to New Ronald McDonald House

    1 On 1: Countdown to New Ronald McDonald House

    Saturday, October 25 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-10-25 13:24:28 GMT
    We are just weeks away from the ribbon cutting of the new Ronald McDonald House in Augusta, but before that big event, the group has several others.
    We are just weeks away from the ribbon cutting of the new Ronald McDonald House in Augusta, but before that big event, the group has several others.
  • GMA Saturday Headlines: October 25, 2014

    GMA Saturday Headlines: October 25, 2014

    Saturday, October 25 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-10-25 12:51:29 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
  • Crime TrackerMore>>

  • Jury Duty Scam Alert

    Jury Duty Scam Alert

    Saturday, October 25 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-10-25 14:11:28 GMT
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office Fraud Division has a warning about a scam.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office Fraud Division has a warning about a scam.
  • One person injured

    Friday Night Shooting

    Friday Night Shooting

    Friday, October 24 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-10-24 23:33:55 GMT
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    Around 6:30 Friday evening, Richmond County deputies were called to a shooting in the 3800 block of Parwood Rd. Dispatch confirms that one person is injured. Stay tuned to WJBF News Channel 6 WJBF.com for updates on this story.
    Around 6:30 Friday evening, Richmond County deputies were called to a shooting in the 3800 block of Parwood Rd. Dispatch confirms that one person is injured. Stay tuned to WJBF News Channel 6 WJBF.com for updates on this story.
  • Plantation Blood Owner Says Event Promoter Scammed Him

    Plantation Blood Owner Says Event Promoter Scammed Him

    Friday, October 24 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-10-24 22:50:27 GMT
    Plantation Blood Owner Mark Jackson says Event Promoter Cam Griffin owes him about $20,000. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    Plantation Blood Owner Mark Jackson says Event Promoter Cam Griffin owes him about $20,000. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
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  • Paine wins first football game since 1962

    Paine wins first football game since 1962

    Saturday, October 18 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-10-19 03:03:19 GMT
    Despite trailing 14-0 to Edward Waters in the first half, Paine came back for a huge 38-14 win, it's first since 1962.
    Despite trailing 14-0 to Edward Waters in the first half, Paine came back for a huge 38-14 win, it's first since 1962.
  • 6 Investigates: Cases Of Children Being Left In Hot Cars

    6 Investigates: Cases Of Children Being Left In Hot Cars

    Wednesday, October 15 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-10-15 23:04:40 GMT
    During Summer 2014, there were several local cases of children being left unattended in hot cars. So are these cases happening more often or is the public just reporting them more?
    During Summer 2014, there were several local cases of children being left unattended in hot cars. So are these cases happening more often or is the public just reporting them more?
  • Fired Paine College Administrator Files Lawsuit

    Fired Paine College Administrator Files Lawsuit

    Tuesday, October 14 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-10-14 22:15:47 GMT
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    A former Paine College administrator fired from his position last week is now suing the college.
    A former Paine College administrator fired from his position last week is now suing the college.
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  • NHTSA Warns Vehicle Owners To Get Air Bags Fixed Due To Potentially Deadly Inflator Problem

    NHTSA Warns Vehicle Owners To Get Air Bags Fixed Due To Potentially Deadly Inflator Problem

    Friday, October 24 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-10-24 21:13:04 GMT
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    The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 7.8 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.
    The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 7.8 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers.
  • Police: 1 Dead Besides Washington School Shooter

    Police: 1 Dead Besides Washington School Shooter

    Friday, October 24 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-10-24 20:49:35 GMT
    Aerial photo from the high school near Seattle, Washington where an active shooter search has been reported (Courtesy: ABC News)Aerial photo from the high school near Seattle, Washington where an active shooter search has been reported (Courtesy: ABC News)
    Police responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting.Local television stations said two people were being airlifted to a hospital.Live video showed students being evacuated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, near Everett.Ayn Dietrich, an FBI spokesperson in Seattle, said the agency had personnel on their way to the scene to help authorities with the investigation.The latest school shooting in the region happened at Seattle Pacific Universi...
    Police responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting.Local television stations said two people were being airlifted to a hospital.Live video showed students being evacuated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, near Everett.Ayn Dietrich, an FBI spokesperson in Seattle, said the agency had personnel on their way to the scene to help authorities with the investigation.The latest school shooting in the region happened at Seattle Pacific Universi...
  • AT&T Responds To U-Verse Emergency White House Alert Message Showing Up On Suscribers' Screens

    AT&T Responds To U-Verse Emergency White House Alert Message Showing Up On Suscribers' Screens

    Friday, October 24 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-10-24 18:33:21 GMT
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    AT&T U-Verse customers in the CSRA are reporting an emergency message showing up on their screen that indicates a an emergency message from the White House is forthcoming.
    AT&T U-Verse customers in the CSRA are reporting an emergency message showing up on their screen that indicates a an emergency message from the White House is forthcoming.
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