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1 On 1: Georgia Ranks 2nd in Nation for Thanksgiving Day Cooking Fires Video included

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Georgia has the second highest number of cooking fire claims in the nation. More>>

Controversial Former DC Mayor Marion Barry Dies Video included

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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

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GMA Sunday Headlines: November 23, 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>>

Possible Arson in Early Morning House Fire Video included

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An Augusta house fire is being investigating as possible arson.

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Highway Patrol Looking For North Augusta Hit and Run Suspect

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South Carolina Highway Patrol is searching for a suspect in an early Saturday morning Hit and Run collision. More>>

Neighbors say "The Perfect Family" ended in Murder-Suicide Video included

Husband kills his wife and then himself in New Ellenton. Husband kills his wife and then himself in New Ellenton.
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Neighbors are shocked over the murder-suicide in New Ellenton, SC, where a husband shot and killed his wife, then turned the gun on himself. Friends say the family seemed like the perfect family.

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Dashcam Video Released Of Murder Suspect Police Chase Video included

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Florida Highway Patrol has released dashcam video of a police chase involving the man accused of shooting and killing a Columbia County man. More>>

Local Churches Serve Thanksgiving to Thousands

Local Churches Serve Thanksgiving to Thousands Video included

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A local church has been working for about a year to make Thanksgiving wishes come true for thousands of people in the CSRA. On Saturday, all of those people were able to have Thanksgiving dinner in the James Brown Arena.This is the first time the Bridge Ministry has served this many people for the holiday. This ministry is known for serving the homeless and the poor under the Calhoun Expressway Bridge every Saturday. ... More>>

Bigger Shopping Deals Aren't on Black Friday, Says Expert Video included

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Consumers who think they are going to sweep up great deals on Black Friday are likely to be surprised. More>>

Unemployment Rate Up in South Carolina

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New reports show unemployment in South Carolina has increased for the fourth month in a row.  More>>

GMA Saturday Headlines: November 22, 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>>

Augusta Man Charged With Arson

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 Man accused of setting fire More>>

Murder-Suicide Investigation in Aiken County

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The Aiken County Coroner says a man shot his wife and then killed himself in a murder-suicide in their home.

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Wagener Woman's Pit Bull Burned to Death

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Aiken County law enforcement is investigating the mysterious death of man's best friend in a small town. The incident happened in Wagener. A home tucked away in a small subdivision appeared fine from the front, but what laid outside an empty doghouse was terrible. “My daughter came from next door and said she smelled something funny,” said Larry Garvin. Garvin learned one of the homes located on the property named for him, Larry Trail, was on fire Wednesday night
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Bill Cosby Coming to Augusta Amid Sexual Assault Accusations Video included

Bill Cosby accused of multiple counts of rape. Bill Cosby accused of multiple counts of rape.
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A Bell Auditorium spokesperson says Bill Cosby's comedy show is still on, despite rumors of sexual assault. Individual tickets went on sale Friday, and the concert will be held on February 28th, 2015.

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Man Accused of Killing Aiken Public Safety Officer Back in Court

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21-year-old Stephon Carter is accused of shooting and killing Aiken Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson during a traffic stop in December, 2011. More>>

Your Hometown Stories: Brenda's Angels

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During the month of November the color purple is being worn and displayed to show awareness for pancreatic cancer.
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Project Jackson Headed To Supreme Court

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The South Carolina Supreme Court will hear the case for the $170 million development, though it's not clear when that will happen just yet. More>>

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>>

Christmas Shopping with a Purpose on Dec. 4th

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WAFJ is hosting BeadforLife Christmas Shopping with a Purpose Tuesday, December 4th from 2pm-7pm at the Augusta Hilton Garden Inn on Stevens Creek Rd.
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Babies Born 9 Months After February Ice Storm Video included

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Exactly nine month sago the CSRA experienced cold weather,loss of power and lots of ice, but little did some know, they would be creating history at the same time. University Hospital in Augusta reports more babies are being born nine months after the storm, making the new bundles of joy officially 'Ice Storm Babies.' "Out of that the biggest joy in life came," said Bill Bartles, a new father from Martinez. From ice covered trees and power-lines to extremely cold temperatures, More>>

Does the city of Augusta have a plan in place for another ice storm?

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It's been more than nine months since the ice storm hit the CSRA causing millions of dollars in damage. More>>

Aiken, SC Accepting Same-sex Marriage Applications Video included

Chrissy de l'Aigle and Hayley Latham turned in their marriage application Thursday. Chrissy de l'Aigle and Hayley Latham turned in their marriage application Thursday.
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Aiken County started accepting marriage applications for same-sex couples, Thursday at 12:01pm. Many couples rushed to the Aiken Judicial Center hoping to walk out married, but it wasn't quite that simple.

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Strom Thurmond Graduate Serves with Navy Maritime Patrol Squadron

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A 2011 Strom Thurmond High School graduate is serving with the “War Eagles.” Airman Kayla Miles is an aviation maintenance administrator with maritime patrol aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon.
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UPDATE: Investigation Reveals Animal Services Needed in Burke County Video included

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Claims of animal cruelty for the owner of a dog in Burke County are shedding light on a bigger problem. 

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2 Dead, House Destroyed In North Augusta Fire Video included

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A North Augusta family is homeless after a late night fire.The fire broke out at a home on Womrath Road around 11 p.m. More>>

Accident Blocks Traffic On Storm Branch Road At Pine Log Road

Accident Blocks Traffic On Storm Branch Road At Pine Log Road

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Crews are headed out to an accident involving two vehicles on Storm Branch Road at Pine Log Road. The call came in at 7:16 a.m. with injuries, according to Aiken County dispatch. Injuries are reported. Stay with WJBF for the latest updates More>>

6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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>>

2014 South Carolina Sec. Of State Angels And Scrooges List

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A North Augusta organization is on the good side of the annual Angels and Scrooges list. South Carolina's Secretary of State Mark Hammond puts out the list every year before the holidays.
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UPDATE ON 6: Florida State Shooting Suspect Killed; Three Others Injured Video included

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Three people injured during shooting in campus library at Florida State University...
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Richmond County Prepares For Record Low Temperatures Video included

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These cold temperatures may remind many of us of last winter's ice storm. While there's no snow or ice in the forecast for this cold snap, local officials are already preparing for the possibility of another storm. Richmond County is participating in an annual cold weather drill with the state of Georgia. More>>

Weeklong Sleeping Outdoors Highlights Homelessness & Hunger Video included

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Mt. Salem Ministries held a sleep out for National Homelessness and Hunger Awareness Week. Brother Founder and Director Rob Lane has been sleeping outside all week in order to collect monetary and food donations for his soup kitchen and shelter. Lane, who was once homeless, was joined by residents of Garden City Rescue Mission. Leamon McNeil has been sleeping in the shelter, but gave that up Wednesday night to help send the message about what he lives with every day.
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Trading Turkey For Ice Cream

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A sweet reward for a generous donation this holiday season.Kroger, Golden Harvest Food Bank, and Blue Bell Ice Cream teamed up to fight hunger for Thanksgiving. Shoppers had the chance to donate a turkey in exchange for a free half-gallon of ice cream. This is the first time the three have teamed up for a venture like this--and their goal is to get 200 turkeys. More>>

Local Group Among "Angels"

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A North Augusta organization is on the good side of the annual Angels and Scrooges list.South Carolina's Secretary of State Mark Hammond puts out the list every year.The Angels are charities that devote most of the money raised to people in need. Scrooges spend much of the donations on program costs.North Augusta's The RECing crew Inc. Made the angels list -- 87.5% of expenditures go to program services.The RECing crew offers leisure and recreational opportunities for those with disabilities.... More>>

Same-Sex Couples Wait for Marriage Licenses in Aiken County Video included

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Same-sex couples in Aiken County are waiting to get marriage licenses

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Aiken County Council is Giving Animal Ordinances a Facelift Video included

The Aiken County Animal Shelter. The Aiken County Animal Shelter.
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Aiken County Council approved 2 changes for the animal ordinances, at their meeting on Tuesday. Residents have been waiting a while for these upgrades to go into effect.

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Possible Source of Leak at Langley Dam Located

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In Aiken County, engineers are beginning to find out where the source of the leak is coming from in the Langley Dam. Aiken County Council members approved $150,000 dollars Tuesday night to go to the assessment of the dam.Engineers have been working day in and day out to get the water out of Langley Pond. Seven days into the problem, there is a little relief. "They think it's coming from the reservoir side, but they co... More>>

Special Election Run-Off: Early Voting Begins For Colco Commissioner District 3

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Early voting starts Wednesday, November 19th for the Special Election Run-off for Columbia County Commissioner District 3.
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BREAKING ON 6: 1st Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Issued In South Carolina

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A judge has issued the first same-sex marriage licenses in South Carolina, ahead of a planned move by the state's attorney general to block such unions. More>>

Aiken County Accident On Wire Road

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Aiken County deputies are on the way to an accident on Wire Road at Camp Long Road. More>>

UPDATE ON 6: Missing Burke County Man Found

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The Burke County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from our viewers in locating a missing 55-year-old man. More>>

Six Things To Know Before You Go Video included

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Here are the six things you need to know before you go! More>>

Scholar Athlete: Garrett Gibson Video included

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Strom Thurmond's Garrett Gibson began playing golf when he could barely talk. He picked up football when he was just six years old. But the two-sport athlete is driven to be a well-rounded individual because of his religious-based faith. 

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Golden Apple: Aaron Knowles

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Aaron Knowles teaches Social Studies to a great group of students."I'm a teacher of history. I'm a teacher of cultures. I'm a teacher of people," Knowles says.
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Overnight Fire Destroys Richmond County Home

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An overnight fire has destroyed a home in Richmond County...
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Guitar Pull 2014 A Success Video included

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Country music fans packed the James Brown Arena for the annual Guitar Pull 2014. The event, which benefits charity, brought together six acts: Hunter Hayes Joe Nichols Kip Moore Thompson Square Dustin Lynch Dan+Shay Fans gathered outside the James Brown Arena in cold temperatures before the show kicked off. Once inside, they could not wait to hear the strings of the guitar.
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New Recommendations to Improve Early Child Care in SC Video included

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Several child care advocates' groups announced Tuesday their recommendations to improve early care and education in South Carolina. They'll give their agenda to state lawmakers.
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Bi-Lo Helps Local Charities

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BI-LO is making the holidays nice for several local charities.The grocer gave away 100-thousand dollars to the groups on Tuesday.The big announcement happened at the Masters Table Soup Kitchen on Fenwick Street in Augusta.20-agencies received checks including The Salvation Army, The Family Y, and The Children's Hospital of Georgia.Major Tony Perez of The Salvation Army says, ""It will go a long ways especially with the soup kitchen and it provides a lot of necessary tools and devices that we... More>>

Federal Court Denies Stay In South Carolina Same-Sex Marriage Case

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A federal appeals court denied an emergency stay Tuesday in the same-sex marriage case in South Carolina. More>>

Elderly Woman Dies In Aiken Crash

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Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton tells us, an elderly woman has died in a crash on Aiken's south side. More>>

Keeping Pets Warm in Cold Weather

Keeping Pets Warm in Cold Weather

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With record low temperatures coming in for this time in November, the CSRA is preparing to brace the cold. As heaters go on and people bundle up, there's one member of the family you don't want to leave out. The sun shining down on these pups is fading away quickly with the warmth. These dogs won't be frolicking around when this cold front moves in. Veterinarian Ken Dougan said all types of pets can handle the cold, b... More>>

UPDATE ON 6: GRU Releases Letter Concerning Dr. Azziz Not Getting UNLV Position

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Georgia Regents University has released a letter from the school's president, Dr. Ricardo Azziz, concerning him not being named the next president at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Reward For Missing Edgefield County Mother Increased

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The family of a missing "endangered" Edgefield County mother is continuing to ask the public for their assistance in locating her. More>>

$1.25M Winning Ticket Sold In Augusta

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According to a press release from the Georgia Lottery Corporation: A Georgia Lottery instant ticket has rolled out a $1.25 million top prize for a lucky winner in Augusta.
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CONSUMER ALERT: Stores That Will Not Open On Thanksgiving

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If you think Thanksgiving is for family, not shopping, several national chain stores agree. More>>

South Carolina plant extends company leadership in large and ultra-large earthmoving tires for mining and aggregates applications

Bridgestone Opens First US Giant Off-Road Radial Tire Manufacturing Facility

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Extending its leadership in the heavy-duty, earthmoving tire segment, Bridgestone Americas announced, on Tuesday, the opening of its first giant off road radial tire plant. More>>

Hardy McManus Road Section Re-Opens With New Traffic Pattern

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the section of Hardy McManus Road that was closed at its intersection with Washington Road has now re-been re-opened. More>>

Country Music Stars To Perform at JBA Tuesday For 'Guitar Pull' Video included

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Hunter Hayes, Joe Nichols, Kip Moore, Thompson Square, Dan and Shay, and Dustin Lynch will all be performing tonight.
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Six Things To Know Before You Go Video included

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Here are the six things you need to know before you go! More>>

Toilet Paper, Candy Among Needed Food Bank Items Video included

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Pounds and pounds of food come through the local food bank and into the homes of people throughout the CSRA who are hungry. But there are certain items that people in need have to have that do not come in as donations. Golden Harvest Food Bank Executive Director Travis McNeal said some essentials come in at lower quantities. More>>

Barn Fire Claims Several Animals

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A barn fire outside Atlanta killed at least four horses and one cow this morning.The fire broke out around 3-30 this morning in a barn near the Dekalb and Clayton County line.It took firefighters from both counties to put out the blaze.The remains of those animals were found inside the barn, after the fire was put out.No word yet on a cause. More>>

Remembering Carl Sanders

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People across Georgia are remembering former Governor Carl Sanders.Sanders died this weekend after a fall at his home on Friday.We look back on the life and legacy of the native Augustan--who presided over the Peach State during a time of immense change.Linda Stouffer has the story. More>>

Giving Your Best: Caffee Wright Video included

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Caffee Wright is the Giving Your Best award winner for November 2014.
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UPDATED ON 6: Columbia County Releases More Information On Possible School Rezoning Video included

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Parents are reacting to preliminary plans that call for Columbia County students to switch schools due to the growth in the area. The proposal calls for a rezoning of several neighborhoods to help balance enrollment. News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose spoke with some parents who said they are just learning about the changes and how they will affect their children. More>>

No Additional Parvo Cases At Augusta Animal Shelter So Far.

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There are no new signs of a deadly dog virus at Augusta's Animal Shelter. As we first reported last week, a dog died from the parvovirus one day after it was adopted from the shelter. More>>

Governor Nathan Deal: Flags To Fly At Half-Staff To Honor Former Governor Carl Sanders

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Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order Monday ordering that flags on all state buildings and grounds be lowered to half-staff to honor the memory of former Georgia Governor Carl Sanders. More>>

Facing The Budget Battle Video included

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There is a little less than a month and a half remaining for the year, but the commission is still struggling to find the solution to a number of things on their agenda – primarily in regards to money. Fresh out of a budget work session, Mayor Deke Copenhaver sat down with Brad Means on the set of “The Means Report”. He gave a glimpse into the discussions.
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Life's A Dance Video included

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A groom pulled off a wedding surprise of a lifetime. The wheelchair-bound veteran stood with his wife, face-to-face, for the first time. More>>

New Mom's Amazing Journey Video included

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A mother is truly lucky to be alive after doctors almost declared her dead. She suffered complications after childbirth and had no pulse for 45 minutes. What happened to 40-year-old Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro is being called a miracle. More>>

Arson Blamed For Jenkins County Church Fire Video included

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Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said Monday that a fire at a vacant church in Jenkins County early Sunday morning was arson. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Man Claims He Killed Mother Then Set Home on Fire

Mug shot of 56-year-old Robert Caviston, who is accused of killing his 92-year-old mother and burning down her home. (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot of 56-year-old Robert Caviston, who is accused of killing his 92-year-old mother and burning down her home. (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
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We have learned more information on the investigation into the murder of an elderly Augusta woman and destruction of her home by fire. More>>

SAY WHAT? Charles Manson Gets Marriage License

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Mass murderer Charles Manson has gotten a license to marry a 26-year-old woman who visits him in prison. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Cold Weather Moving Into The CSRA As Severe Weather Threat Ends

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The threat of severe weather has ended for the CSRA, but much colder weather is now moving toward the area. More>>

Smooth Start as Open Enrollment Begins for Affordable Care Act 2.0 Video included

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Smooth start as open enrollment begins for Affordable Care Act

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Frozen Pipes? Your Homeowners Coverage May Help

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Georgia Commissioner of Insurance Ralph Hudgens wants to remind Georgians that if their homes are damaged by the extreme cold, they may get financial relief through their homeowners policies. More>>

Aiken-Area Volunteers Mobilize For Operation Christmas Child

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This week, November 17th-November 24th, volunteers will deliver their shoe box gifts to one of two collection points throughout Aiken County, for Operation Christmas Child. More>>

Some Richmond County Court Hearings To Be Shown On Video

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has announced the opening of the public viewing room for video conferences at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center (CBWDC) on Phinizy Road. More>>

Ebola-Stricken Surgeon Dr. Martin Salia Dies In Nebraska

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Dr. Martin Salia, who contracted Ebola in Africa and was later flown to the United States, has died, officials with Nebraska Medical Center said.Salia is the third patient treated for the virus at the medical center. More>>

New City Administrator Starts Position

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In Augusta, today will be the first day on the job for Augusta's new city administrator. More>>

Former Georgia Governor Carl Sanders Dies

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According to WSB-TV in Atlanta, Carl Sanders, Georgia's governor from 1963 to 1967 has died, according to the Governor's office.
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Six Things To Know Before You Go Video included

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Here are the six things to know before you go! More>>

Salvation Army: Blankets For The Homeless Video included

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Some locals are waking up wrapped inside a warm blanket this morning.The Salvation Army in downtown Augusta gave out blankets and warm clothes to those who need it most.Each year before the holiday season, the Salvation Army gives a little warmth to the homeless.
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Structure Fire On Justin Street In Aiken

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Aiken County officials have responded to a structure fire at 149 Justin Street in South Carolina.
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Pedestrian Killed on Highway 19 in Aiken

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An Aiken County man is dead after being struck by a vehicle on Sunday. More>>

Wildwood Park Receives Big Upgrades

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One of Columbia County's largest parks is getting new upgrades this season. Wildwood Park is known as a large fishing destination and the county is catering to that feature. These new projects are just a taste of what's to come to Columbia County in the next decade. This month voters approved the sales tax package for funding new capital projects from 2017 to 2022. The main focus of that package is on community and le... More>>

Aiken Opens up Historic Primary Care Center for Everyone

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Aiken County is opening up a new Primary facility for anyone and everyone. The William Clyburn Center for Primary Care offers up to 6 different services in one building. News Channel 6 got a first look at the new facility.

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Exclusive: Family Identifies the Burke County Man Burned in His Van Video included

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The wife of the Burke County man who was burned in his van while hunting, is talking exclusively to News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter about her husband's death. She says a lot of people are making assumptions, so she wants to set the record straight.

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New Trail Opens Amid Langley Dam Leak

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Engineers in Aiken County are continuing to keep an eye on the Langley Dam leak. Officials say they will continue to draw-down the water in Langley Pond until Monday. Even though Langley Pond is undergoing changes, the county still held a ceremony for the new trail right above the water.Concerns about the leak didn't change the minds of many in the community who came out to celebrate the opening of the Langley Pond Lo... More>>

N. Augusta Grad, Firefighter Honored on Football Field Video included

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Family and friends came together to remember the life of a North Augusta High School graduate.Aiken County officers reported last week that 19-year-old Noah Creech died from multiple body trauma after a motorcycle accident last Friday. They said he was riding a Suzuki dirt bike up a steep embankment, near Westbrook Road in Jackson, SC when he struck a tree and was ejected.Loved ones and friends remembered that young life Friday night by honoring him through some of his favorite activities. More>>

Georgia Ranks Number 1 for STD's Video included

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Latest studies from the CDC show the state of Georgia topping the charts with the highest percentage of Syphilis cases, in the nation. Georgia is in the top 10 for many other STD's as well. Richmond County Health Departments say they're trying to lower this.

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Aiken Public Safety Department Receives Excellence In Law Enforcement Award

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The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers' Association has awarded the Aiken Department of Public Safety with the Santee Cooper Excellence in Law Enforcement Award. More>>

Parents Of 43 Missing Students Cling To Hope

 In this Nov. 9, 2014 photo, the godmother of missing student Christian Rodriguez Telumbre, shows an image of Christian on her cellphone, in Tixtla, Mexico. (Photo AP) In this Nov. 9, 2014 photo, the godmother of missing student Christian Rodriguez Telumbre, shows an image of Christian on her cellphone, in Tixtla, Mexico. (Photo AP)
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Maria Telumbre knows fire. She spends her days making tortillas over hot coals, and experience tells her a small goat takes at least four hours to cook.
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Ferguson Braces For Grand Jury's Michael Brown Decision

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Stores have boarded up their windows and civil rights groups are holding non-violence training sessions as the jittery town of Ferguson, Missouri, prepares for the grand jury verdict in the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown by a police officer. More>>

UPDATE: Comet Craft Starts Drilling; Location Still Sought

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Mission controllers say a European probe is pushing ahead with efforts to drill into a comet - though they're still trying to pin down where exactly the probe is. More>>

Quiet Strength: PCOS Speaks Video included

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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal and reproductive disorder that affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.
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Six Things To Know Before You Go Video included

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Here are the six things you need to know before you go! More>>

Aiken Public Safety Receives Excellence in Law Enforcement Award

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Congratulations to the Aiken Department of Public Safety, winner of the Santee Cooper Excellence in Law Enforcement Award from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers' Association. More>>

Legal Action Continues on S.C. Gay Marriage

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South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is asking the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to put on hold a federal judge's ruling allowing gay marriage in the state. Wilson on Thursday asked the appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, to stay the order until the entire appeals court can rule on the matter. And if the court doesn't issue a stay, Wilson wants time to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel, ruling in the case of a same-sex couple from Charleston on W... More>>

Atlanta Prepares for Ferguson Reaction

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Atlanta police say they're monitoring developments as a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decides whether to indict a police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man. Sgt. Greg Lyon said Thursday that officers will respect citizens' rights to peacefully assemble after the jury's decision is announced in the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Lyon says the department has contacted other local and state law enforcement agencies to ensure a coordinated response to potential large scale demonstrat... More>>

UPDATED ON 6: New Information Released On Langley Dam Leak Video included

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The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has released updated information concerning the leak that has developed at Langley Dam and efforts figure out how to fix the problem. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: More information Released On Walton Way Crash; Driver Charged With DUI

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More information has been released regarding a Wednesday morning crash on Walton Way at Winchester Court, in front of Langford Middle School. More>>

Another Prepaid Debit Card Scam Hits The CSRA Video included

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An Aiken County woman says she is unable to pay for her medicine because a scam artist conned her out of the money in her bank account. More>>

Richmond County Teen Pregnancy Rates Called "Devastating" Video included

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While Richmond County Commissioners are debating whether or not to cut the Health Department's budget, the Health Department is coming up with ways to lower teen pregnancy. The latest study from the CDC shows Georgia ranks 10th in the nation for the most teen pregnancies. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Autopsy Results Released In Richmond County Double Homicide

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According to Chief Richmond County Coroner Kenneth Boose, the autopsy results for the two males who died as a result of being shot Monday night. More>>

Space Agency: Comet Lander Ends Up In Cliff Shadow

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The European Space Agency says its comet lander appears to have come to rest in the shadow of a cliff, posing a potential problem for its solar panels. More>>

Blood Drive: Columbia County EMA Teams Up With Shepeard Blood

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The Columbia County EMA and Shepeard Community Blood are hosting a Blood drive today Thursday, November 13th.
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Six Things To Know Before You Go Video included

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Here are the six things you need to know before you go! More>>

Aiken County New Emergency Notification System

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With the recent concern for Aiken County residences living near the Langley Pond Dam Aiken County officials are spreading the word about CodeRED.
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Dog From Augusta Animal Shelter Dies One Day After Being Adopted Video included

Photo of the sign at the Augusta Animal Services Shelter Photo of the sign at the Augusta Animal Services Shelter
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An Augusta man got a dog from Augusta's animal shelter this week that was infected with the parvovirus and died one day after it was adopted. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>

Salvation Army Kicks Off Red Kettle Campaign Video included

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Did you hear the familiar ringing of the bells outside several stores today?The Salvation Army of Augusta's annual Red Kettle Campaign got underway at the National Hills Kroger. More>>

Federal Judge Strikes Down SC Gay Marriage Ban Video included

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Federal Judge Richard Gergel has struck down as unconstitutional South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriages, saying it violates the due process and equal protection rights of same-sex couples.
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Langley Pond Community on Alert Due to Dam Leak Video included

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Residents in one Aiken County community are on high alert. The sheriff wants residents in the Langley Pond area of the Midland Valley community to prepare to evacuate if a leak gets worse.The pond lies along the Aiken-Augusta highway between Warrenville and Burnettown. It is precautionary at this point, but residents in the 100 year floodplain of Langley Dam could be impacted the most. More>>

One Man Shot in Southgate; Suspect On The Loose

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect involved in a shooting.Authorities say one man was shot in his thigh, and according to the victim, the shooter had a ski mask on when the shooting happened.Officials say the victim was sent to Georgia Regents Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. More>>

GRU Trauma Nurse Back To Work After Motorcycle Accident Video included

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A local trauma nurse is thankful to be alive after he was involved in a motorcycle accident one year ago. He recovered in the hospital he works at. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
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  • Wagener Woman's Pit Bull Burned to Death

    Wagener Woman's Pit Bull Burned to Death

    Friday, November 21 2014 10:51 PM EST2014-11-22 03:51:02 GMT
    Aiken County law enforcement is investigating the mysterious death of man's best friend in a small town. The incident happened in Wagener. A home tucked away in a small subdivision appeared fine from the front, but what laid outside an empty doghouse was terrible. “My daughter came from next door and said she smelled something funny,” said Larry Garvin. Garvin learned one of the homes located on the property named for him, Larry Trail, was on fire Wednesday night
    Aiken County law enforcement is investigating the mysterious death of man's best friend in a small town. The incident happened in Wagener. A home tucked away in a small subdivision appeared fine from the front, but what laid outside an empty doghouse was terrible. “My daughter came from next door and said she smelled something funny,” said Larry Garvin. Garvin learned one of the homes located on the property named for him, Larry Trail, was on fire Wednesday night
  • Babies Born 9 Months After February Ice Storm

    Babies Born 9 Months After February Ice Storm

    Thursday, November 20 2014 11:54 PM EST2014-11-21 04:54:11 GMT
    Exactly nine month sago the CSRA experienced cold weather,loss of power and lots of ice, but little did some know, they would be creating history at the same time. University Hospital in Augusta reports more babies are being born nine months after the storm, making the new bundles of joy officially 'Ice Storm Babies.' "Out of that the biggest joy in life came," said Bill Bartles, a new father from Martinez. From ice covered trees and power-lines to extremely cold temperatures,
    Exactly nine month sago the CSRA experienced cold weather,loss of power and lots of ice, but little did some know, they would be creating history at the same time. University Hospital in Augusta reports more babies are being born nine months after the storm, making the new bundles of joy officially 'Ice Storm Babies.' "Out of that the biggest joy in life came," said Bill Bartles, a new father from Martinez. From ice covered trees and power-lines to extremely cold temperatures,
  • 2014 South Carolina Sec. Of State Angels And Scrooges List

    2014 South Carolina Sec. Of State Angels And Scrooges List

    Thursday, November 20 2014 6:48 AM EST2014-11-20 11:48:08 GMT
    A North Augusta organization is on the good side of the annual Angels and Scrooges list. South Carolina's Secretary of State Mark Hammond puts out the list every year before the holidays.
    A North Augusta organization is on the good side of the annual Angels and Scrooges list. South Carolina's Secretary of State Mark Hammond puts out the list every year before the holidays.
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  • Your Hometown Stories: Brenda's Angels

    Your Hometown Stories: Brenda's Angels

    Friday, November 21 2014 3:01 PM EST2014-11-21 20:01:56 GMT
    During the month of November the color purple is being worn and displayed to show awareness for pancreatic cancer.
    During the month of November the color purple is being worn and displayed to show awareness for pancreatic cancer.
  • Does the city of Augusta have a plan in place for another ice storm?

    Exclusive: Winter Weather Woes

    Exclusive: Winter Weather Woes

    Thursday, November 20 2014 8:15 PM EST2014-11-21 01:15:05 GMT
    It's been more than nine months since the ice storm hit the CSRA causing millions of dollars in damage.
    It's been more than nine months since the ice storm hit the CSRA causing millions of dollars in damage.
  • WJBF News Channel 6 Extra: "Finding Daddy"

    WJBF News Channel 6 Extra: "Finding Daddy"

    WJBF News Channel 6 Extra: "Finding Daddy"

    Tuesday, November 11 2014 8:02 AM EST2014-11-11 13:02:33 GMT
    It's a letter he's kept with him for 45 years. “Dear Edwin: I thought I should drop you a few lines to boost your morale.” A letter, written by a father to a son, filled with words of wisdom. “When things get tough, just dig in deeper. “You know you don't want to be a quitter.” “I refer to it even to this day sometimes,” said Ed Presnell. “As life goes along, you need somebody to have advice from.”That somebody was William G. Presnell. When he died in 1969, his son was just 19 years old. “Hi...
    It's a letter he's kept with him for 45 years. “Dear Edwin: I thought I should drop you a few lines to boost your morale.” A letter, written by a father to a son, filled with words of wisdom. “When things get tough, just dig in deeper. “You know you don't want to be a quitter.” “I refer to it even to this day sometimes,” said Ed Presnell. “As life goes along, you need somebody to have advice from.”That somebody was William G. Presnell. When he died in 1969, his son was just 19 years old. “Hi...
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