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Canines Wag Tails for Bark in the Park

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Despite tough times for some of Richmond County's four-legged friends, the humane society, a rescue group and other pet friendly groups pushed the need to take home an abandoned dog and treat them well. Peppered in the crowd of baseball fans were a few tails waggin' and tongues licking. The Augusta GreenJackets stadium was the place to be for fun with your pet Friday night. A few groups also used the crowd to get a very important message out; adopt or rescue.
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Aiken Community on the Lookout for Counterfeit Money Video included

Local business owners points out how she sopts if a bill is real or fake. Local business owners points out how she sopts if a bill is real or fake.
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The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is working with The Aiken Public Safety Department in investigating a counterfeit manufacturing operation. Local business owners say this isn't the first time fake money has made it's way to Aiken. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter found a few tips to make sure you get the real deal.

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Free Boat Inspections

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The state Department of Natural Resources is offering courtesy boat safety inspections during the Labor Day weekend at boat landings across South Carolina. The department announced that boating and enforcement officers will perform quick inspections for required safety equipment and proper boat and motor registration. Boaters won't get a ticket if they are not in compliance, but they will be given a chance to correct the problem before launching a boat. The first inspections are scheduled for... More>>

Stewart Returns To Racing In Atlanta

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Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. Stewart spoke Friday for the first time Ward died at an Aug. 9 dirt-track event in upstate New York. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since Ward's death. Stewart will race in Atlanta on Sunday night for the first time in three weeks. He says he took time out of respect for... More>>

Sheheen Aims More Attacks at Haley Over DSS, Welfare-to-Work

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Democratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen aimed more attacks  at Gov. Nikki Haley over  the state Dept of Social Services and her claims about clients who've gotten off welfare by getting jobs. More>>

Drivers Meet Law Enforcement 'Across the Border' Video included

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Law enforcement from multiple agencies hit the streets to make sure drivers remain safe. The 23rd Annual Hands Across the Border kicked off Thursday night on the Georgia-South Carolina line. The blitz kicked off this weekend because it is the last time most celebrate summer activities. From the football game in Columbia, South Carolina to the Georgia- Clemson game this weekend and even a NASCAR race, law enforcement is out along with everyone else on the road.
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Fewer Lane Closures For Your Labor Day On The Road

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Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend. The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend the lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates and other major state routes by holiday and tourist attractions. The agency generally restricts lane closures during big holidays to alleviate increased traffic. That doesn't include necessary emergency lane closures. Transportation officials say ... More>>

Red Hot Donation To Help Children With Cancer

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A concert leads to big payday for pediatric cancer. Augusta band Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots played at the Imperial Theater last month to benefit a local charity. Thursday, the lead singer presented a check to Press On for more than ten-thousand-dollars.The Press On Fund, is pushing for a pediatric cancer research center in Augusta.The organization has raised more than two-million-dollars to help young cancer patients. More>>

Traffic Light On Street After Traffic Accident

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Richmond County officers are on the scene of a fallen traffic light. The incident happened at the intersection of Damascus Road and Highland Avenue.According to dispatch officers, an 18-wheeler truck driver hit the traffic light pole and knocked the traffic light down on the street after making a wrong turn. Officials say there no injuries. No word yet on when or if the trucker driver will be charged. More>>

Local Law Enforcement In Full Force For Labor Day Video included

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office will have DUI checkpoints during Labor Day Weekend. More>>

GRU Student Indicted After Getting Shot By Officer

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Donte Stewart was indicted by a grand jury on three separate charges. More>>

North Augusta Radio Station Lifting Spirits with Shine 88.7 Video included

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There's a new radio station in the CSRA for fans of modern praise and worship music. It's called 88.7 Shine FM. More>>

Local Gun Range Owner Reacts to Arizona's Accidental Shooting Video included

The sametype of automatic gun the 9 year old was shooting in AZ. The sametype of automatic gun the 9 year old was shooting in AZ.
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A local gun range owner says it was a big mistake to give an automatic gun to a 9 year old. Reports say the young girl had never shot a gun before. When she shot the uzi it recoiled and shot her instructor in the head, killing him. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a gun range owner in Augusta about the issue.

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South Carolina Mom Charged After 1-Year-Old Tests Positive For Methamphetamine

Mug shot of Bridgette Delanea McCall, who was arrested after her 1-year-old child tested positive for methamphetamine (Credit: Oconee County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot of Bridgette Delanea McCall, who was arrested after her 1-year-old child tested positive for methamphetamine (Credit: Oconee County Sheriff's Office)
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A Westminster, South Carolina woman is under arrest after sheriff's investigators say her one-year-old child tested positive for methamphetamine. More>>

Burke County Man Facing Child Cruelty Charge

Photo of Mark Anthony Winter II, who has been charged with Cruelty to Children in the First Degree (Credit: Burke County Sheriff's Office) Photo of Mark Anthony Winter II, who has been charged with Cruelty to Children in the First Degree (Credit: Burke County Sheriff's Office)
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A Burke County man has been arrested after a 1-month-old child was admitted to Georgia Regents Medical Center with a skull fracture. More>>

Suspect Sought In Aiken County Church Burglary

Surveillance photo of the suspect in a burglary at Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Aiken County (Credit: Aiken County Sheriff's Office) Surveillance photo of the suspect in a burglary at Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Aiken County (Credit: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)
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The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect wanted in connection to a burglary at a church. More>>

Joan Rivers In Critical Condition At New York City Hospital

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Joan Rivers has been rushed to a New York City hospital in critical condition after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest, according to a law enforcement source. More>>

"Hello Kitty" Outed As Not Being A Cat

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Globally popular children's character "Hello Kitty" turns 40 this year -- and with that birthday comes a surprise revelation. More>>

PHOTOS: Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Marries Nurse He Met During Recovery

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The Boston Marathon bombing survivor whose photo of him staggering away from the aftermath of the explosion, with his clothes shredded, became an iconic photo of that tragic day was married to a nurse who helped him recover from his injuries. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Section Of Columbia County Road Re-Opened After Gas Leak

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A section of a Columbia County roadway that was closed Thursday morning due to a gas leak has been re-opened.
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Thousands Of Wasps Found Nesting In Home And Devouring Bed

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A home in the U.K. was invaded by a monstrous colony of wasps, and the infestation was like a scene out of a 1960s Hitchcock movie, a local pest controller said. More>>

Augusta Regional Airport On the Move Video included

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Augusta Regional Airport could see some changes in the next 20 years. The airport received public input on a Master Plan currently taking place. Airport officials say a comprehensive study is done periodically to get ideas on where it should go in the future. Mean Hunt put together seven alternatives for the public to consider. The company found that there is a significant amount of traffic during Masters week, presenting problems for the airport. More>>

Trivia Night Benefits Homeless Dental Needs Video included

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If you can remember the preamble to the United States Constitution or the top 2014 Emmy winners, then you would have been perfect for a team playing trivia to raise funds for emergency dental needs in the homeless community. The Georgia Regents University Chapter of the American Association of Public Health Dentistry at the College of Dental Medicine are all fun and games now, but a visit to learn the dental needs of the CSRA's homeless population was no laughing matter.
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S.C. Lawmakers To Focus On Domestic Violence

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South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell says preventing domestic violence will be a priority for the House next year. Harrell announced Wednesday the creation of a 10-member bipartisan committee that will meet over the off-session with the intention of introducing proposals when legislators return in January. South Carolina consistently reports high rates of domestic violence incidents. The latest report by the Violence Policy Center ranks South Carolina first in the country in the rate of... More>>

Teacher Group Backs Carter

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One of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia has announced its support for Democrat Jason Carter, as he challenges Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in the fall. The Georgia Association of Educators endorsed Carter on Wednesday, citing a "chronic underfunding and dismantling of Georgia's public education." The group has historically backed Democrats, although it declined to endorse anyone in the 2002 governor's race. That lack of support was considered a factor in then-Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes ... More>>

6 Investigates: Is Project Jackson Property Blighted? Video included

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News Channel 6's Mike Miller investigates whether or not the Project Jackson property is blighted. More>>

SC House Meets to Vote on 2 Vetoes, Costs Taxpayers $34,000 Video included

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The SC House met for a one-day special session Wednesday. The session cost taxpayers about $34,000 in mileage, hotel, and meal costs.
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"It's Creating a new Breed of Sexual Predators" Video included

This is Kik, one of the social media outlets teens use to message each other. This is Kik, one of the social media outlets teens use to message each other.
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Law enforcement says social media is breeding a new kind of sexual predators. Apps like Snapchat, Kik and Facebook have made it easier for predators to lure their prey. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter looked into these sites and spoke with law enforcement to find out how to keep your child safe.

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Man Accidentally Killed By Girl At Shooting Range From Greenville Video included

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A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed a shooting instructor in Arizona as he was showing her how to use an automatic Uzi, authorities say. More>>

Effingham County Siblings Arrested And Charged With Incest

Mug shots of Christopher Buckner and her half brother, Timothy Savoy, who were arrested in Effingham County, Georgia and charged with incest Mug shots of Christopher Buckner and her half brother, Timothy Savoy, who were arrested in Effingham County, Georgia and charged with incest
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Two Effingham County sibling have been arrested and charged with incest after they admitted to having sex in a parking lot. More>>

Update: Murder Suspect's Wife Says Her Husband Couldn't Have Done It

Mug shot of 49-year-old Robert Ivory Anderson, who made his first court appearance on Wednesday in connection to a deadly Sunday night shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta Mug shot of 49-year-old Robert Ivory Anderson, who made his first court appearance on Wednesday in connection to a deadly Sunday night shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta
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The man accused in a Sunday night shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta that left one man dead and 3 injured made his first appearance in court on Wednesday. WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory reports
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Windsor Man Reportedly Robbed While In Hotel Shower By Two Women

Mugshots of Taylor Reo Pierpoint and Theresa Ryan, who were arrested Wednesday and accused of robbing a Windsor man while he was in the shower at the Richland Avenue Days Inn in Aiken Mugshots of Taylor Reo Pierpoint and Theresa Ryan, who were arrested Wednesday and accused of robbing a Windsor man while he was in the shower at the Richland Avenue Days Inn in Aiken
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A Windsor man says he was robbed at gunpoint by two women at the Days Inn on Richland Avenue in Aiken Wednesday morning. More>>

WJBF Anchor John Hart Takes The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Live On Air Video included

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Our John Hart will take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge live on air and online at the end of Wednesday's 5:30 P.M. newscast. More>>

Civil War Soldier Will Receive Medal Of Honor 151 Years After His Death

Photo of Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing, who will be awarded the Medal of Honor 151 years after his death during the Battle of Gettysburg (Credit: U.S. Military Academy at West Point) Photo of Lieutenant Alonzo H. Cushing, who will be awarded the Medal of Honor 151 years after his death during the Battle of Gettysburg (Credit: U.S. Military Academy at West Point)
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A Civil War soldier is to be honored with the nation's highest military decoration 151 years after his death. More>>

Richmond County Man Sentenced For Shooting, Killing His Friend

Mug shot of Dominique Sullivan who has been sentended for shooting and killing his friend Delarrion Smith, back in November of 2013 Mug shot of Dominique Sullivan who has been sentended for shooting and killing his friend Delarrion Smith, back in November of 2013
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A 19-year-old man accused of shooting his 18-year-old friend has been sentenced. More>>

Paine College Rape Suspect Gets Life Sentence

Mug shot of Jarius Dantler who was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for the rape of a Paine College student in her dorm room in March of 2013 Mug shot of Jarius Dantler who was sentenced to life in prison plus 20 years for the rape of a Paine College student in her dorm room in March of 2013
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A man accused of raping a Paine College student will soon be on his way to prison. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Tractor Trailer Driver Injured in Wreck on I-20

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the tractor-trailer that overturned on I-20 Wednesday morning is leaking diesel fuel. More>>

Adopt-A-Pet: August 27, 2014

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Southern Souls Rescue appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon with seven adorable ten-week old female puppies.
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Nighttime 5K Run Coming To Augusta

Nighttime 5K Run Coming To Augusta

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Trivium Racing is getting ready with a whole new kind of fun run -Glow in the Park is the ultimate party run and it is coming to Augusta on Saturday, October 25th at sunset at a 25% discount!The pre-party starts with participants donning their free glow bracelets and necklaces, and decorating themselves with glow-in-the-dark body paint. Participants will then be sent off by the beats of a local DJ to run/walk a 5k course through several stations guaranteed to make them glow. They will brave ... More>>

Multi-Vehicle Wreck Backs Up Traffic on Wheeler Road

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An accident on Wheeler Road near Sonic is backing up traffic.The wreck happened around 8:30 am Wednesday.Authorities say four to five vehicles are involved. Injuries are reported.Wreckers are on the scene.I More>>

Clemson student suddenly dies from infection

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A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state. Clemson freshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tract infection."Anybody that knew Virginia, knew she saw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and I'm not a big social media guy but since then I've just been seeing all this out pouring," Herb Gilliam. Social Media he says... 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>>

CSRA Morning News Update: August 27, 2014

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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>>

USC Increasing Patrols After Crimes; Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested Video included

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The University of South Carolina is increasing patrols by campus police after four crimes in a week, three on campus and one just on the edge.
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Columbia County Classrooms Growing Again Video included

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Columbia County Schools is growing once again and leaders are looking for ways to accommodate the increase in student population. This year a little less than 700 more students enrolled in Columbia County schools with the 2014-2015 ten day count totaling a record number of 25, 338 students. The district saw more than 700 students last school year. The total number from last school year was 24, 661.
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Effort To Control Wild Hogs

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The National Park Service is asking for public comment on a plan to curb the growing population of non-native wild hogs in Congaree National Park south of Columbia. The hogs destroy vegetation and disturb creek beds. Officials say current control measures are not working. The plan rules out public hunts because of the disruption to the federal wilderness area. Trapping and moving the animals to another area was also ruled out because of fears of spreading disease. Alternatives proposed includ... More>>

Suspected Highway Rock Throwers Caught

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Court records show that all four suspects have been apprehended after large rocks were dropped onto cars from a freeway overpass in Gainesville. Gainesville police on Aug. 20 announced the arrests of two men accused of dropping rocks on Interstate 985 earlier this month. The Times reports that court records show that two more suspects have also been apprehended. Police say 18-year-old Juan Peterson and 21-year-old Kyhrie Harris, both of Gainesville, were arrested last week and charged with cr... More>>

911 operator refuses to send help for baby trapped in hot car

On a day when temperatures were over 96 degrees, a mom left her baby inside the car for a second when he suddenly locked the doors. After calling 911, the mom was stunned at what the dispatcher told her. More>>

Augusta Commissioners Did Not Want To Abstain From Tax Increase

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Augusta city leaders were deadlocked on a tax increase proposal, allowing the Mayor to break a 5-5 tie in favor, but Commissioners who opposed the tax hike could have kept the vote out of the Mayor's hands. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

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Augusta Bar Owner Says He Was Unaware City Was Proposing Alcohol Fee Increase

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The Augusta Planning, License, and Inspection Department is proposing changes to the city alcohol ordinance including a ten percent increase in license fees. An Augusta Commission committee approved the recommendation with no word of protest from business owners.

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Mom Upset with Youth Football League After Son is Injured by Older Boy Video included

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A Columbia County mother is calling foul against a little league football group. More>>

NC State students develop nail polish to battle date rape Video included

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Four N.C. State students teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs. More>>

Man Arrested at Walmart Previously Charged with Assaulting Officer Video included

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Sandon Sierad's background check shows he was charged with assaulting a Seneca police officer while resisting arrest in 2013. More>>

Community Helps Couple Who Loses Everything in Fire

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Imagine everything you own going down in flames. One couple was left with only the clothes on their backs after their rental home completely burned down in Aiken County, but now the community is reaching out to help them get back on their feet.Jim Jarvis and Cheryl Johns went for a swim with their dog last Thursday afternoon in the lake in front of their home. That's when they heard a strange sound and suddenly saw sm... More>>

UPDATED ON 6: 3-Year-old Girl Hit By Golf Cart At Aiken Hospital Dies

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that he 3-year-old girl who was hit Monday afternoon by a golf cart driven by a hospital security officer has died. More>>

Long Term Drug Investigation Nets Arrest In Aiken

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An Aiken man has been arrested after a 3-month long investigation into a large drug operation wrapped up. More>>

Suspect Wanted In Theft Of Jewelry

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Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators are asking for help from the public in identifying a suspect in an April 14th theft at Trends and Traditions. More>>

Lemonade for Veteran

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It's a gift so big; an army veteran of twelve years is calling an 8-year-old girl his hero.  Customers in a Summerville pet store had a chance to see it firsthand and now you can too.Dashawn Brown shares the story. More>>

Suspect In Deadly Carrie Street Shooting Identified, Arrested

Mug shot of 49-year-old Robert Ivory Anderson, who is facing several charges in connection to a deadly Sunday shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta. Mug shot of 49-year-old Robert Ivory Anderson, who is facing several charges in connection to a deadly Sunday shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta.
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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has identified and arrested the suspect in the deadly Sunday night shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta. More>>

Augusta Selected as Host Site for L2: Learn-Lead Simulcast

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Want to be a more effective leader but don't have a minute to spare?  If so, you may want to attend an event at Augusta's Kroc Center.On October 10, the John Maxwell Company will present the L2: Learn-Lead Simulcast Event. More>>

Savannah River Drinking Water Tests Are In

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Meteorologist Jason Nappi says, "Could you just walk up to the Savannah at any point in the Savannah and just drink that water and it be okay?"Dr. Oscar Flite, CEO at Phinizy Center For Water Sciences says, "If I were to filter that bacteria out the water quality would be very good. Columbia County has the best water quality around, the best drinking water around."Dr. Flite says Columbia County drinking water is really good because it comes right out of the Thurmond Dam."The dams, the three h... More>>

Remember Netscape's Internet Browser? Class Of 1018 Doesn't

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Here's a look at a few of the landmark events that took place around 1996, the year most college class of 2018 students were born. More>>

PHOTOS: National Dog Day 2014

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Did you know that August 26th is a special day for dog owners?That's right, it is National Dog Day, which is a day to celebrate man's best friend and encourage people to adopt a dog.Take a look at the pooches in our photo gallery above. More>>

Rare Lobster Caught Over The Weekend

Photo of a blue lobster caught Saturday, August 23rd off the coast of Maine (Photo Credit: Miss Meghan Lobster Catch Company's Facebook page) Photo of a blue lobster caught Saturday, August 23rd off the coast of Maine (Photo Credit: Miss Meghan Lobster Catch Company's Facebook page)
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A blue lobster was caught off the coast of Maine over the weekend – a 1 in 2 million find. More>>

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens Prevails In Lawsuit Defending Open Government

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A judge has ruled in favor of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens in a lawsuit filed against Cumming, Georgia city leaders for violating the Open Meetings Act. More>>

Mayor Copenhaver Breaks Augusta Commission Deadlock in Favor Of Tax Hike Video included

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It was rejected last week, but Monday Augusta Commissioners approved a nearly $8 million tax increase thanks to the tie-breaking vote by Mayor Deke Copenhaver. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

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PHOTOS: What Happens On The Internet Every Minute

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Take a look at our slideshow to learn what happens every MINUTE on the Internet. 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>>

CSRA Morning News Update: August 26, 2014

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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>>

Gino Vannelli To Perform In Augusta October 2nd Video included

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Gino is coming to town! Yes indeed, the one and only Gino is coming to the Columbia Co. Exhibition Center Thursday, October 2nd. More>>

Richmond Co.'s Dist. 6 Residents React To Hasan's First Vote Video included

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Residents from Richmond County's District 6 are speaking out following the millage rate vote that changed along with the sitting commissioner. Just a week ago the millage rate had a different outcome. It was the change in that District 6 seat that split the vote, giving the Mayor the power that ultimately raised property taxes. Some residents told News Channel 6 that newly appointed and recently elected Ben Hasan did his own thing.
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Aiken county fire

Fire in Aiken County

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A trailer in Aiken County is a total loss after a fire started around 9 Monday evening. The home is located at 3100 Dewey Street in Warrenville, SC. The family got out with no injuries. Graniteville Fire Department is working this fire. More>>

VIDEO: Mamma crocodile moves babies from nest

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University of Florida researchers recorded some amazing close up video of a mother crocodile moving her babies from a nest.   More>>

Ben Hasan Named New Commissioner: Votes For Tax Increase

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He was there for the selecting as Augusta Commissioners voted in Ben Hasan to replace Joe Jackson, who resigned last week. Hasan's first vote out of the gate was one Joe Jackson did not make.

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Augusta Commission Gives Go Ahead To Consider Implementing Excise Tax

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More taxes could be on the way as Augusta Commissioners give the green light to begin the process of implementing excise tax.
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Augusta Commission Committee Approves Increase in Alcohol License Fees

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Monday, the Augusta Commission Public Services Committee approved a plan to increase the costs of alcohol licenses by 10 percent. More>>

Local Rescue Group Says Claims Against Augusta Animal Shelter Not True

Local Rescue Group Says Claims Against Augusta Animal Shelter Not True Video included

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The Augusta Animal Shelter has recently come under fire for accusations by some dog rescue groups for poor conditions and neglect. But one local rescue group says these claims are not true. News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder took a tour of the shelter to investigate.Clean water, unlimited food, and energetic pups.These are some of the terms the Dog Networking Agents of Georgia use to describe the dogs at the Augusta Anima... More>>

Friends Remember Father of 5 Killed in Shooting Video included

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Friends remember a father of five killed in a shooting in Augusta

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U.S. Army Soldier Dead After Shooting Herself On Virginia's Fort Lee

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A female soldier at Virginia's Fort Lee is dead after shooting herself Monday morning.
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New Research Offers Hope To Parkinson's Patients Video included

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Just like it did with suicide and depression, the death of Robin Williams brought renewed attention to Parkinson's Disease after it was reveal by Williams' wife that he was in the early stages of the neurological disease. While many speculate that the disease played a part in Williams' decision to end his life, the future is actually quite hopeful for people living with it. More>>

Signs, Symptoms, and Options For People With ALS Video included

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For weeks now social media and has been filled with videos of people dumpling buckets of ice water over their head in an attempt to bring about awareness for ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. And, since the start of that challenge, over 70 million dollars has been raised by the ALS Association. That is compared to the 2.5 million dollars raised during the same time period last year. It is a win for the association, but how much do people really know about the debilitating disease? More>>

Seven Reasons You May Want To Roll Over Your Retirement Plan Video included

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In other segments Will Caywood, a financial advisor with the Fehrman Investment Group has discussed the options you have for your 401k when leaving a company. This weekend he discussed seven reasons why rolling retirement plan assets like a 401k or 403b to an IRA may be a good strategy for you. More>>

Highway 378 Bridge Project Costs 10 Million More

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Charles Maddox from Augusta says, "17 million dollars is a lot to spend, especially to have to go back and do it twice." The highway 378 bridge connects GA to SC between Lincoln and McCormick Counties. Scott Bridge Company started building a new bridge to connect Georgia-Carolina in 2010. Construction on the new bridge was supposed to be finished by last year. But there was an environmental problem with the concrete hardening process under water. "I don't feel too good about 17 million dolla... More>>

BREAKING ON 6: Accident Backs Up I-20 Eastbound Near Savannah River

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WJBF News Channel 6 has received reports of an accident on I-20 eastbound that has backed up traffic near the Savannah River bridge heading into South Carolina. More>>

Governor Seeks To Add Computers To The Core

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas. Deal said Monday that he's also asking the University System of Georgia to allow students to use the courses for acceptance into postsecondary institutions. Deal's office says students are allowed to use advanced placement computer science classes to satisfy their fourth and final high school science credit... More>>

South Augusta Fire

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A busy Monday afternoon for firefighters after a blaze in South Augusta. The Augusta Fire Department got the call just after 1:30pm. When they got to the home on the 3800 block of Peach Orchard Road they faced heavy smoke and flames. At approximately 1:40pm the Augusta Fire Department was called about a fire at a vacant house on a frontage road off the 3800 block of Peach Orchard Road. Fire crews were met with heavy smoke and flames. The house was vacant and had been boarded up several months... More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Suspect Arrested In Connection To Deadly Carrie Street Shooting

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Richmond County Deputies are on the scene of a shooting on the 1000 block of Carrie Street in Augusta. One person has been killed.
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Man Who Allegedly Lit Wife On Fire Arrested

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested the man, they say, doused his wife in gasoline and set her on fire. More>>

Florida man bitten by croc in suburban canal

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A South Florida man is recovering after he was bitten by a crocodile while swimming at night in a Coral Gables canal. More>>

Jellyfish sting 406 swimmers off New Smyrna Beach

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Jellyfish were a nuisance to swimmers in the Atlantic Ocean off New Smyrna Beach over the weekend. More>>

GMA's Mary Morrison and Ed Bloodsworth Accept The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Ed Bloodsworth & Mary Morrison accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Ed Bloodsworth & Mary Morrison accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
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Good Morning Augusta's Mary Morrison and Ed Bloodsworth accepted the ALS Ice Bucket challenge that was thrown their way by Lee Davis, the Director of Football Recruiting at Mississippi State. Mary is now challenging WJBF News Channel 6 Anchor Jennie Montgomery, Good Morning Augusta Morning Reporter Julie Parise and her husband, Terry Morrison.Ed is challenging Augusta Mayor-Elect Hardie Davis, his Mom Patricia and WJBF News Channel 6 Producer Stephanie French. Don't forget you can always dona... 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>>

CSRA Morning News Update: August 25, 2014

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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>>

Brother Shoots Brother After Argument Over Woman

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says a man shot his brother after the two were arguing over a woman. More>>

Wildwood Games Sets the Stage for 2015 National Championships

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Hundreds took to the trails this weekend at Wildwood Park in Columbia County for the first Wildwood Games. The two-day event featured mountain bike and trail running races in the woods of the almost 1,000 acre park and is revving up the economy.As the sun came up and peeked through the trees, runners were gearing up to take off on the trails of Wildwood Park.Races ranged from 10 kilometers to a full marathon, a tough ... More>>

Video Spurs Questions Of Arresting Methods After Deputies Tase Man Inside Walmart Video included

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Deputies responded around 1pm Saturday to a call about an intoxicated man outside the Walmart.  More>>

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms near Bahamas Video included

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The U.S. Hurricane Center says a tropical depression that dumped heavy rains on parts of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Cristobal. More>>

USGS: 6.0 earthquake shakes Northern California Video included

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Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in California's northern San Francisco Bay area. More>>

Fire Damages Columbia County Business Video included

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Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a business fire in Columbia County. More>>

Man Killed After Motorcycle Hits Tree Video included

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Georgia State Patrol is trying to get to the bottom of what caused a deadly motorcycle crash in Warren County. More>>

GMA Sunday Headlines: August 24, 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>>

Accident on Highway 221

UPDATED ON 6: 3 Dead After McDuffie County Accident Video included

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Georgia State Patrol confirms a deadly accident on Highway 221 in McDuffie County. More>>

People Voice Concerns over Jet Ski Safety Video included

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After a 14 year old boy at Clark's Hill was hit by a jet ski, people say there are too many reckless drivers on the lake. Main concerns include going too fast and following too close. These are both reasons for ticketing.  

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Gun Laws Push Manufacturer to Move South

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The topic of gun rights is still highly debated between the federal government and state lawmakers, but one northern company decided to make a big move to take advantage of the second amendment laws in South Carolina.After laws changed in Connecticut last year, a gun manufacturer decided it was time to move down South.It didn't take long for PTR Industries to realize they needed to change cities. New gun laws in Conne... More>>

Angela Pringle Accepts Position As Richmond County School Superintendent

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The Richmond County School System has a new school superintendent. Dr. Angela Pringle, the only finalist for the position, accepted the job on Friday.
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Protesters throw eggs at former economic minster

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Government warns US retailers about hacking software

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The Homeland Security Department says it has notified over a thousand retailers that they could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers. More>>

No Arrests in Ferguson Overnight Video included

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Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside More>>

1 On 1: Church Holds Annual Single Parents Fair Video included

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The Vineyard Church of Augusta is having its annual Single Parents Fair. More>>

GMA Saturday Headlines: August 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>>

Football Players Bracing Themselves for Hot Start of Season

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High School football season kicked off with teams doing more than just beating the opposing team. On one of the hottest days of the year, football players and fans found themselves beating the heat. Angela Maddox was at Evans High School cheering on her grandchildren, but brought water and Gatorade just in case. “I was kind of worried about the team and the band members falling out really because it is too hot,” she said. Darryl Mims was also at the stadium to support his son wearing #1. More>>

EXCLUSIVE ON 6: Commissioner Says Outlet Mall Will Still Happen Video included

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Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith tells News Channel 6's Mike Miller that the outlet mall will still come to I-20 and Riverwatch, it will just take longer for it to happen.

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Dr. Frank Roberson Reflects On Time As Superintendent Video included

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Dr. Frank Roberson's term as Richmond County School Superintendent wrapped up on Friday. News Channel 6's Mike Miller sat down with the educator. More>>

Bean Bags And Bean Bag Chairs Sold At Major Retailers Recalled

RECALL ALERT: Millions of Bean Bags, Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Deaths

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About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. More>>

Columbia County School Bus Issues Continue Video included

Parents say Columbia County schools buses are still hours late. Parents say Columbia County schools buses are still hours late.
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Columbia County parents say they are still having issues with the lack of bus drivers. This overcrowding has lead to delays and reports of unsafe conditions. The School Superintendent says they are working to fix these problems. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with both sides to see what can be done.

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Augusta Leaders To Discuss Commissioner Joe Jackson's Replacement

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Augusta city leaders will be talking about the replacement for District 6 Commissioner Joe Jackson. More>>

DEVELOPING ON 6: Outlet Mall Not Coming To Augusta

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The developer for the proposed outlet mall in Augusta has released a statement concerning the fact that the outlet mall is not coming to Augusta. More>>

BREAKING ON 6: Grovetown Public Safety Chief Gary Owens Resigns

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WJBF News Channel 6 confirmed Friday afternoon that Chief Gary Owens, of the Grovetown Department of Public Safety, has resigned his position, effective Friday. More>>

Richmond County Man Wanted, Accused Of Setting His Wife On Fire

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who allegedly set his wife on fire. More>>

Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt Video included

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Four Kentucky firefighters shocked, one critically, while assisting marching band with large-scale ice bucket challenge.
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GMA's Mary Morrison And Ed Bloodsworth Get Called Out To Do Ice Bucket Challenge

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Lee Davis (Mississippi State Director Of Football Recruiting) Lee Davis (Mississippi State Director Of Football Recruiting)
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On Friday's edition of Good Morning Augusta, Lee Davis accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from GMA Anchor Chris Kane. 


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CSRA Morning News Update: August 22, 2014

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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>>

Don't shoot! RCSO Creates Recruitment Video to Net More Deputies Video included

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It's not Hollywood, it's Augusta. But the Richmond County Sheriff's Office spent this week with a few actors throughout the Garden City. Sheriff Richard Roundtree has teamed up with a production company to help bring more people into the crime fighting fold. Crime scenes have turned into movie shoots and discharged weapons are just the right props for the film.
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Big Spider Sightings Increase

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Some very large spiders are causing a stir across Wisconsin. The DNR says they're called fishing spiders, big enough to hunt and eat fish or even frogs -- and sightings are way up. More>>

S.C. Port Revenues Up

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Revenues at South Carolina's ports were up sharply during the fiscal year that ended June 30th. The South Carolina Ports Authority reports that revenues for the fiscal year were $164 million, a 17 percent increase over the previous year. Operating earnings were about $14 million. That's about 20 percent above the agency's projections. The ports authority says the April-through-June quarter of this year was the strongest quarter for the ports since 2007 when the Great Recession began. More>>

Georgia Senate Candidates Debate

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Democrat Michelle Nunn is ramping up her attacks on Republican David Perdue as the race for Georgia's open Senate seat heats up. The two met for their first candidate forum Thursday and Nunn quickly set the tone by touting her ability to work across party lines while portraying Perdue as an obstructionist who would continue Washington gridlock. Perdue didn't respond to the attacks, focusing instead on criticizing the policies of national Democrats and arguing Nunn would be a proxy for Preside... More>>

Sheriff's Office Meets With Public For Burgers And Shakes

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Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree met with the public on Thursday for burgers and shakes. More>>

6 Investigates: Local Roofer Sentenced In Columbia County Video included

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Sean Hughes, the owner of Hughes Roofing Company, has been sentenced to four months in jail. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story. More>>

Metro Augusta's Unemployment Rate Rises To 8.0 Percent In July

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Thursday, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for July was 8.0 percent, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.8 percent. More>>

CSRA Unemployment Rate Rises To 9.3 Percent In July

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Thursday, the Georgia Department of Labor announced that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) region increased to 9.3 percent in July, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 8.7 percent in June. The rate was 9.9 percent in July a year ago. More>>

Woman Gives Birth To Baby Weighing Over 19 Pounds

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A woman in Indonesia's has given birth to the country's heaviest-ever newborn.
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Richmond County Sheriff's Office Stars in Their own Movie Video included

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is putting together a recruitment video. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is putting together a recruitment video.
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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is puting together a recruitment video in hopes of attracting new deputies. The video will show case the daily duties of law enforcement. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter visited one of the sites to see the process.

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Annual "Hiring Our Heroes" Career Fair Held At Fort Gordon Thursday

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The annual Hiring Our Heroes event was held at Fort Gordon's U.S. Army Reserve Center Thursday.
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All 2014 Columbia County Teacher Of The Year Finalists All GRU Graduates

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The Columbia County Board of Education has released the list of the finalists for 2014 Teacher of the Year, alongside the winner for the 2014 Media Specialist of the Year. All of the professionals recognized are graduates of Georgia Regents University. More>>

CMV Negative Blood Donors Needed To Donate At Any Shepeard Center To Help Patients In Need

Baby Blood Donors Urged To Donate Platelets For Critically Ill Patients

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Area CMV negative (or “baby blood”) blood donors are being urged to commit to saving the lives of seriously ill babies & toddlers in the area by donating platelets. More>>

Explosive Ordnance Training To Take Place On Fort Gordon This Weekend

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If you hears sound of explosions going off in the area of Fort Gordon Friday and Saturday, don't be alarmed. More>>

UPS Says 51 UPS Store Locations Breached By Malware

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Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores. More>>

Emory University Hospital To Discuss Discharge Of Ebola Patients

Emory University Hospital To Discuss Discharge Of Ebola Patients

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ATLANTA (AP) - A spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Thursday. Alison Geist told The Associated Press she doesn't the exact time Dr. Kent Brantly will be released but confirmed it will happen Thursday. Emory University Hospital says it will hold a news conference to discuss his and the other aid worker's discharge. Brantly and Nancy Writebol were flown out of the west African nation of Liberia earlier ... 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>>

CSRA Morning News Update: August 21, 2014

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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>>

Mayor Pro-Tem Reacts To Joe Jackson Resignation

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Joe Jackson has served the citizens of District 6 since 2007. When he wasn't casting votes in commission chambers, he was running his family locksmith business.As it turns out, it was concern for that family that prompted him to walk away from public life. Augusta Mayor Pro-Tem Corey Johnson says, "He lost his wife, so it was devastating for him and his family and just trying to refocus and regroup and go through life without his life partner, I know it's got to be challenging."The personal-p... More>>

GA Aquarium Continuing to Pursue Whales

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In an upcoming court hearing, Georgia Aquarium officials are expected to continue their efforts to acquire 18 beluga whales that were captured in seas off the Russian coast. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that aquarium officials plan to attend a hearing Wednesday in U.S. District Court to seek documents regarding the denial of its application to import the beluga whales from Russia. In September, the aquarium filed a complaint in federal court in Atlanta seeking to overturn the deni... More>>

Student Credit Safety

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Protecting your identity is something many people think about -- even if you're a college student. Karin Caifa has some tips for keeping personal data safe on campus.Students pass around a lot of personal information in the first days of the school year, everywhere from the registrar's office to the bank.For identity thieves, those young people are a popular target.(Michael Kaiser, national cyber security alliance executive director) they haven't established a credit history yet, so they kin... More>>

Sitting while standing

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Have you ever been walking or standing and just want to sit down --- but don't have a chair? Here's what you need. A Zurich based company called Noonee created The Chairless Chair. You wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton -- when you need to sit down, just press a button and it locks into placeYou can walk or run while wearing it. The hope is that the Chairless chair will help production line workers. More>>

Local Runners Feeling "Scammed" By 5K Event Cancellation Video included

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After the Augusta race was canceled, local runners are complaining about "Run or Dye" because they say the company won't offer refunds. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.

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Truck Crashes Into Home

UPDATED ON 6: Suspects Wanted After Crashing Into North Augusta Home Video included

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A truck hits a house on Silver Fox Way. More>>

The Disease Behind the Ice Bucket Phenomenon Video included

Tony Thornton says the ASL started in his hands. Tony Thornton says the ASL started in his hands.
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No one has figured out what causes ASL, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. It is often referred to as 'a death sentence' where a person loses control of their muscles. Theice bucket challenge has raised awareness all over the country. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a man who has ASL to see what he lives with.

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City of Augusta in Need of Money Video included

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City of Augusta has a budget hole of more than $5 million and is spending more money than it is taking in.

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VIDEO: Ice Bucket Challenge Fails Video included

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions for charity, but the ever-so-popular challenges don't always go off as planned. CNN's Jeanne Moos throws cold water on ice bucket challenges gone wrong. More>>

BREAKING ON 6: Augusta Commissioner Joe Jackson Resigns

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Augusta Commission Joe Jackson has resigned. More>>

North Augusta Woman Finds Snake In Car

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A North Augusta woman was startled when she found a surprise in her car. More>>

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  • Canines Wag Tails for Bark in the Park

    Canines Wag Tails for Bark in the Park

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:19:51 GMT
    Despite tough times for some of Richmond County's four-legged friends, the humane society, a rescue group and other pet friendly groups pushed the need to take home an abandoned dog and treat them well. Peppered in the crowd of baseball fans were a few tails waggin' and tongues licking. The Augusta GreenJackets stadium was the place to be for fun with your pet Friday night. A few groups also used the crowd to get a very important message out; adopt or rescue.
    Despite tough times for some of Richmond County's four-legged friends, the humane society, a rescue group and other pet friendly groups pushed the need to take home an abandoned dog and treat them well. Peppered in the crowd of baseball fans were a few tails waggin' and tongues licking. The Augusta GreenJackets stadium was the place to be for fun with your pet Friday night. A few groups also used the crowd to get a very important message out; adopt or rescue.
  • Aiken Community on the Lookout for Counterfeit Money

    Aiken Community on the Lookout for Counterfeit Money

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:44:17 GMT
    Local business owners points out how she sopts if a bill is real or fake. Local business owners points out how she sopts if a bill is real or fake.

    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is working with The Aiken Public Safety Department in investigating a counterfeit manufacturing operation. Local business owners say this isn't the first time fake money has made it's way to Aiken. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter found a few tips to make sure you get the real deal.

    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is working with The Aiken Public Safety Department in investigating a counterfeit manufacturing operation. Local business owners say this isn't the first time fake money has made it's way to Aiken. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter found a few tips to make sure you get the real deal.

  • Drivers Meet Law Enforcement 'Across the Border'

    Drivers Meet Law Enforcement 'Across the Border'

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:53:18 GMT
    Law enforcement from multiple agencies hit the streets to make sure drivers remain safe. The 23rd Annual Hands Across the Border kicked off Thursday night on the Georgia-South Carolina line. The blitz kicked off this weekend because it is the last time most celebrate summer activities. From the football game in Columbia, South Carolina to the Georgia- Clemson game this weekend and even a NASCAR race, law enforcement is out along with everyone else on the road.
    Law enforcement from multiple agencies hit the streets to make sure drivers remain safe. The 23rd Annual Hands Across the Border kicked off Thursday night on the Georgia-South Carolina line. The blitz kicked off this weekend because it is the last time most celebrate summer activities. From the football game in Columbia, South Carolina to the Georgia- Clemson game this weekend and even a NASCAR race, law enforcement is out along with everyone else on the road.
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  • Canines Wag Tails for Bark in the Park

    Canines Wag Tails for Bark in the Park

    Friday, August 29 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-30 03:19:51 GMT
    Despite tough times for some of Richmond County's four-legged friends, the humane society, a rescue group and other pet friendly groups pushed the need to take home an abandoned dog and treat them well. Peppered in the crowd of baseball fans were a few tails waggin' and tongues licking. The Augusta GreenJackets stadium was the place to be for fun with your pet Friday night. A few groups also used the crowd to get a very important message out; adopt or rescue.
    Despite tough times for some of Richmond County's four-legged friends, the humane society, a rescue group and other pet friendly groups pushed the need to take home an abandoned dog and treat them well. Peppered in the crowd of baseball fans were a few tails waggin' and tongues licking. The Augusta GreenJackets stadium was the place to be for fun with your pet Friday night. A few groups also used the crowd to get a very important message out; adopt or rescue.
  • Drivers Meet Law Enforcement 'Across the Border'

    Drivers Meet Law Enforcement 'Across the Border'

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-08-29 02:53:18 GMT
    Law enforcement from multiple agencies hit the streets to make sure drivers remain safe. The 23rd Annual Hands Across the Border kicked off Thursday night on the Georgia-South Carolina line. The blitz kicked off this weekend because it is the last time most celebrate summer activities. From the football game in Columbia, South Carolina to the Georgia- Clemson game this weekend and even a NASCAR race, law enforcement is out along with everyone else on the road.
    Law enforcement from multiple agencies hit the streets to make sure drivers remain safe. The 23rd Annual Hands Across the Border kicked off Thursday night on the Georgia-South Carolina line. The blitz kicked off this weekend because it is the last time most celebrate summer activities. From the football game in Columbia, South Carolina to the Georgia- Clemson game this weekend and even a NASCAR race, law enforcement is out along with everyone else on the road.
  • Fewer Lane Closures For Your Labor Day On The Road

    Fewer Lane Closures For Your Labor Day On The Road

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:40:25 GMT
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    Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend. The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend the lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates and other major state routes by holiday and tourist attractions. The agency generally restricts lane closures during big holidays to alleviate increased traffic. That doesn't include necessary emergency lane closures. Transportation officials say ...
    Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend. The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend the lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates and other major state routes by holiday and tourist attractions. The agency generally restricts lane closures during big holidays to alleviate increased traffic. That doesn't include necessary emergency lane closures. Transportation officials say ...
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  • Fewer Lane Closures For Your Labor Day On The Road

    Fewer Lane Closures For Your Labor Day On The Road

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:40:25 GMT
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    Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend. The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend the lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates and other major state routes by holiday and tourist attractions. The agency generally restricts lane closures during big holidays to alleviate increased traffic. That doesn't include necessary emergency lane closures. Transportation officials say ...
    Georgia transportation officials plan to suspend many construction-related lane closures for the upcoming holiday weekend. The Georgia Department of Transportation will suspend the lane closures from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Tuesday on interstates and other major state routes by holiday and tourist attractions. The agency generally restricts lane closures during big holidays to alleviate increased traffic. That doesn't include necessary emergency lane closures. Transportation officials say ...
  • Red Hot Donation To Help Children With Cancer

    Red Hot Donation To Help Children With Cancer

    Thursday, August 28 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-08-29 01:35:13 GMT
    A concert leads to big payday for pediatric cancer. Augusta band Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots played at the Imperial Theater last month to benefit a local charity. Thursday, the lead singer presented a check to Press On for more than ten-thousand-dollars.The Press On Fund, is pushing for a pediatric cancer research center in Augusta.The organization has raised more than two-million-dollars to help young cancer patients.
    A concert leads to big payday for pediatric cancer. Augusta band Johnny Hensley and the Red Hots played at the Imperial Theater last month to benefit a local charity. Thursday, the lead singer presented a check to Press On for more than ten-thousand-dollars.The Press On Fund, is pushing for a pediatric cancer research center in Augusta.The organization has raised more than two-million-dollars to help young cancer patients.
  • Joan Rivers In Critical Condition At New York City Hospital

    Joan Rivers In Critical Condition At New York City Hospital

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:18:14 GMT
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    Joan Rivers has been rushed to a New York City hospital in critical condition after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest, according to a law enforcement source.
    Joan Rivers has been rushed to a New York City hospital in critical condition after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest, according to a law enforcement source.
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