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Local Woman Meets Birth Mother At 56 Video included

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A Columbia County woman's life is just beginning in her 50s. That's because for the first time, at the age of 56, she looked her birth mother in the eye. Tina Smith's genealogical journey started two decades ago. She grew up in the CSRA with two loving parents. But her life has changed after losing the only parents she knew. The Harlem citizen has started a new chapter with the birth mother she just met. “As I got older, I just wanted to know who I really was,” Smith said.  More>>

Guns Being Brought to School; Who's to Blame? Video included

Richmond County parents urged to watch what kids bring to school. Richmond County parents urged to watch what kids bring to school.
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In the last month, 1 handgun and 3 pellet guns have been brought into Richmond County elementary schools by students. The students tell teachers they believed the guns to be toys. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter checks to find out who is to blame.
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TEDx Augusta Attendance Grows From 2014

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Hundreds of people packed into the Imperial Theater on Friday for TEDx Augusta. News Channel 6's Mike Miller tell us how the event is growing.
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Augusta Man Sentenced To Life In Prison After Child Molestation Conviction

Mug shot of Johnny Lee Vaughns, who has been sentenced to life in prison after a Child Molestation conviction (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot of Johnny Lee Vaughns, who has been sentenced to life in prison after a Child Molestation conviction (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
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An Augusta man has received a life sentence in prison after being convicted of sexually molesting a 6-year-old girl in 2012. More>>

Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley's Hull Again Revealed After 150 Years

Photo of the Confederqate submarine H.L. Hunley at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston, South Carolina Photo of the Confederqate submarine H.L. Hunley at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston, South Carolina
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Fifteen years after the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley was recovered off the South Carolina coast, scientists are finally getting a good look at the hull of the first sub that ever sank an enemy warship. More>>

Richmond County Crowns Spelling Bee Champion

Photo of the winner of this year's Richmond County Spelling Bee, Lauren Walker, who is a Lake Forest Hills Elementary School 5th grader. Photo of the winner of this year's Richmond County Spelling Bee, Lauren Walker, who is a Lake Forest Hills Elementary School 5th grader.
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The latest spelling bee champion in Richmond County has been crowned. More>>

PHOTOS: STEM Career Fair Held At Evans Middle School

Photo from the STEM Career Fair held and Evans Middle School Friday morning Photo from the STEM Career Fair held and Evans Middle School Friday morning
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Cool kids like science. That was the message at Evans Middle School on Friday at a STEM Career Fair.
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Pellet Gun Found In Dorothy Hains Elementary School Student's Book Bag

Photo of the letter sent home to parents of A. Dorothy HAins Elementary School students about a pellet gun found in a student's book bag Photo of the letter sent home to parents of A. Dorothy HAins Elementary School students about a pellet gun found in a student's book bag
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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a pellet gun was found in the book bag of a A. Dorothy Hains Elementary School student. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Selfies Taken With Stolen Cell Phone May Have Aided In Woman's Arrest

Mug shot of 21-year-old Tiffany Sharie Brandon, who is accused of stealing a tattoo shop owner's cell phone. Selfies she took with the phone may have helped the Columbia County Sheriff's Office identify and capture her. Mug shot of 21-year-old Tiffany Sharie Brandon, who is accused of stealing a tattoo shop owner's cell phone. Selfies she took with the phone may have helped the Columbia County Sheriff's Office identify and capture her.
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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a woman accused of stealing a tattoo shop owner's cell phone has been arrested. More>>

GRU Augusta Half Marathon & 10K Preview

GRU Augusta Half Marathon & 10K Preview Video included

2015 GRU Augusta Half Marathon & 10K (Sunday, February 22nd) 2015 GRU Augusta Half Marathon & 10K (Sunday, February 22nd)
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Augusta Sports Council CEO Brinsley Thigpen sits down with WJBF News Channel 6 Anchor Chris Kane to discuss what runners can expect at this year's GRU Augusta Half Marathon 10K. The race is Sunday, February 22nd. For registration information go to: augustahalf.org More>>

6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go Video included

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

Breaking on 6: Police Chase ends in Deadly Crash on Willow Run Road

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Aiken Public Safety says a police chase that started on Richland Avenue East has ended in a deadly crash on Willow Run Road. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Body Found In Burned Hephzibah Home Identified

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a body was found early Wednesday morning in a burned home in Hephzibah. More>>

Outstanding Service Members Recognized at Fort Gordon Video included

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A ceremony was held Thursday for recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Service Members of the Department of the Army award.
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Teen Depression, Suicide Show Upward Trend Video included

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The rates of depression and suicide among teenagers are increasing. Many times, children turn to social media for therapy or as an outlet for the unspoken pains they feel. As a news organization we do not typically report on suicides, but a local teenager recently fell victim to the fatal effects of depression. So, News Channel 6 talked with an area Child Psychiatrist about the realities of the illness and what loved ones and friends should look for in someone who depression has in its grasp. More>>

GoDaddy Pulls Puppy Super Bowl Ad Video included

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One big ad will not be seen this Super Bowl Sunday because one woman took on a big advertiser... and won!
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SC Lawmaker Asks Potential Judges About Supreme Being, How They Would Rule Video included

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A new South Carolina House member starting just his third week in office is getting a lot of attention he didn't expect. He thinks the First Amendment right to free speech gives judges and judicial candidates the right to express their opinions. It does not.
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Border Bowl 2 Benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities Video included

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A check presentation was held Thursday by WJBF News Channel 6 and our partners to the Ronald McDonald House in Augusta for the proceeds from Border Bowl 2. More>>

Governor Haley Announces South Carolina Domestic Violence Task Force Video included

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Gov. Nikki Haley announced the creation of a statewide Domestic Violence Task Force to look for ways to change a very troubling statistic: SC ranks 2nd in the nation for women killed by men. More>>

Pink is the new Orange Video included

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The Grovetown Department of Public Safety is adopting a few new 'get tough' policies. The latest is the pink uniforms worn by the Grovetown city inmates and their weekly community service project.

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Bridge Construction Closing Lanes In Columbia County, Lincoln County

Photo: The first Little River Bridge piers are pictured on the Lincoln County side looking toward Columbia County. Photo: The first Little River Bridge piers are pictured on the Lincoln County side looking toward Columbia County.
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The $24 million Little River Bridge project on State Route 47 over Strom Thurmond Lake affecting drivers in both Columbia County and Lincoln County will cause lane closures throughout next week. More>>

Georgia Power Announces Progress On Plant Vogtle Construction

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Georgia Power made an announcement Thursday afternoon concerning the progress of the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle. More>>

Augusta Man Facing Child Molestation Charges

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An Augusta man is charged with child molestation after being accused of showing pornography to two teen girls. More>>

New Renderings Released for Project Jackson Video included

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We're getting a better idea at what Project Jackson will look like thanks to some new renderings released by the city of North Augusta. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the details.
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Rick Allen Talks About Repealing ObamaCare Video included

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Congressman Rick Allen talked a lot about his goals after he was sworn in Thursday afternoon. News Channel 6's Mike Miller explains.
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DHEC Issues Statement On Allendale County Train Derailment And Chemical Spill

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has released more information concerning the early Tuesday morning train derailment and chemical spill in Allendale County. More>>

Adopt-A-Pet January 28, 2015

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Southern Souls Rescue appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 @ Noon on January 28th. More>>

MEDICAL ALERT: ADHD Or Sleep Disorder? New Study Suggests Similar Symptoms

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Millions of children are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, but the American Academy of Pediatrics is sending out an eye-opening alert to doctors, parents and teachers. More>>

Family Finds Massive Stash Of Marijuana In 13-Year-Old Van

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A family in Alamogordo, New Mexico made a shocking discovery over the weekend when they went to repair a door in their van.
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Massive Damage Reported After Explosion Outside Hospital in Mexico

Aeiral photo from the scene in Mexico City where an explosion rocked a children's hospital (Credit: ABC News) Aeiral photo from the scene in Mexico City where an explosion rocked a children's hospital (Credit: ABC News)
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A gas tank truck explosion collapsed large parts of a Mexico City maternity and children's hospital Thursday, leaving at least 7 dead, dozens injured, and others believed trapped. More>>

Scientists Discover Planet-Like Body Video included

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Using powerful optics, scientists have discovered a planet-like body with rings 200 times the size of Saturn's.
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Representative Rick Allen to be Sworn-in at Courthouse

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United States Congressman Rick Allen (R-GA-12) will return to Augusta for a ceremonial swearing-in at the United States Courthouse on Thursday, January 29, 2015, at 1:00 PM. More>>

DEVELOPING ON 6: Jury Selection Continues In Stephon Carter Murder Trial Video included

File photo of Stephon Morrell Carter, who is accused of killing an Aiken Department of Public Safety officer in December of 2011 File photo of Stephon Morrell Carter, who is accused of killing an Aiken Department of Public Safety officer in December of 2011
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Jury selection, in Aiken County, is set to wrap up Thursday in the Stephon Morrell Carter murder trial. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise has the latest information on the case. More>>

Clock Ticking for Two ISIS hostages Video included

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Deadline for hostage swap with ISIS is  set for mid-morning Thursday, Eastern time.

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UPDATE: Missing Warren County Man Found

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The Warren County Sheriff's Office needs help locating 71-year old David Stallworth. If you have any information call the Warren County Sheriff's Office at 706.465.3340. More>>

Fort Gordon To Host Job Fair

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If you are on the market for a job, Fort Gordon is hosting A Georgia State Agencies Hiring Fair this Thursday January 29th.
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Georgia's Unemployment Rate Takes a Dip

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The unemployment lines in the Peach State are a little bit shorter.According to the latest numbers released today by the Department of Labor, Georgia's jobless rate dipped sightly in December to to 6.9 percent. That's down from 7.2 percent in November.Metro Augusta's unemployment rate for December was 6.5 percent.Metro Athens had the lowest area jobless rate at 4.9 percent.The heart of the Georgia-Altamaha region had the highest unemployment rate, at 8.8 percent.

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Tax Center Opens at Fort Gordon Video included

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The Fort Gordon Tax Center opened Wednesday morning.Tax preparers are ready to assist service members and their families in filling out those complicated forms. More>>

New Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens in Columbia County Video included

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A brand new Walmart Neighborhood Market is open for business in Columbia County on South Belair Road. More>>

Homeless Count Reaches South Augusta Video included

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A group is canvassing the Garden City counting the homeless population. This is the city's way of securing federal dollars to funnel to various services that help those who are homeless. Here's how it works. A count takes place for one week. Those numbers are sent to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. A special formula is added to help determine the amount of money the city receives.  More>>

Another Super Bowl Trip For Augusta's Carpenter

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Seattle Seahawks Left Guard James Carpenter is set to play in his second straight Super Bowl. The Hephzibah High School grad didn't start playing football until the 11th grade.Carpenter helped Alabama win a national championship in 2010. He was drafted by the Seahawks in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft.A year ago, he helped block for Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch on the way to the Seahawks first Super Bowl title.Now that he's back playing for his... More>>

Augusta Septic Tank Owners React To Forced Sewer Tie-Ins

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City leaders say forcing all thousands of septic tank owners in Augusta onto the city sewer system will be a benefit, and it will also help the Augusta Utilities Department's bottom line. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>

After Months Of Talk Still No Action On Bigger Office For Commission Clerk

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It's been months since Augusta Commissioners agreed their clerk's office space was too small for her duties. They voted to move her office and spend more than $500,000, but there's still be no movement on the relocation. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Water Concerns After Train Derailment Video included

Photo from the Tuesday morning train derailment in Allendale County Photo from the Tuesday morning train derailment in Allendale County
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CSX released a statement Wednesday concerning the early Tuesday morning train derailment in Allendale County. The company also confirmed that hydrochloric acid leaked from one of the train's tank cars. More>>

Craigslist Safety Tips from Local Law Enforcement Video included

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The gruesome murder of a Cobb County, GA couple has prompted law enforcement agencies all over the nation to warn people about the dangers of online trading. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is urging people to take a look at these safety tips before meeting someone online.

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New Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Director Named

Photo of Maria Andrews, who has been named the new director at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Photo of Maria Andrews, who has been named the new director at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced the new director for the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center, which is located in Augusta, Georgia. More>>

Convictions Tossed For 9 South Carolina Men Who Integrated Lunch Counter In 1961

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Fifty four years after nine black men served a month of hard labor for sitting at a whites-only lunch counter, a South Carolina judge declared that they had been wrongly convicted and their records would be tossed. More>>

NEW INFORMATION: Arrest Made In Early Morning Shooting In Clearwater

Mug shot of Randal Brian Barton, who is charged in a Wednesday morning shooting in Clearwater, South Carolina (Credit: Aiken County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot of Randal Brian Barton, who is charged in a Wednesday morning shooting in Clearwater, South Carolina (Credit: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)
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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned more information in connection to a Wednesday morning shooting in Clearwater. More>>

Arrest Made In Connection To Aiken Nightclub Shooting

Mug shot of 25-year-old Dyron Lamont Glover, who is charged in a Friday morning nightclub shooting in Aiken (Credit: Aiken Department of Public Safety) Mug shot of 25-year-old Dyron Lamont Glover, who is charged in a Friday morning nightclub shooting in Aiken (Credit: Aiken Department of Public Safety)
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The Aiken Department of Public Safety has made an arrest in connection to a Friday shooting in Aiken at a nightclub. More>>

SAY WHAT? New York City Blizzard Brings Long Missing Dog Home

Photo: FDNY Lieutenant Dave Kelly captured a whippet named Burt on Randall's Island in New York City during a blizzard that struck late on Jan. 26, 2015 (Credit: NYPD) Photo: FDNY Lieutenant Dave Kelly captured a whippet named Burt on Randall's Island in New York City during a blizzard that struck late on Jan. 26, 2015 (Credit: NYPD)
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A New York City woman searched for months for her missing dog, but it took a snow storm that shut down the city to help find him. More>>

Challenger Disaster Anniversary

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Today is the 29th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. Challenger exploded 73 seconds into flight on January 28th, 1986. More>>

Google Fiber Comes to Georgia

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Google is expanding its coveted mega-high-speed internet service in the south. More>>

Three Year Anniversary Of Sandy Rogers Gunned Down In Line Of Duty

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It was exactly three years ago today that another Aiken Public Safety Officer was gunned down in the line of duty. More>>

SAY WHAT? Zombie Cat Survives Car Hit, Being Buried Alive

art was mistaken for dead and buried alive. He managed to dig out from his grave and wander into a neighbor's yard. (Humane Society of Tampa Bay photo) art was mistaken for dead and buried alive. He managed to dig out from his grave and wander into a neighbor's yard. (Humane Society of Tampa Bay photo)
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A tough little Tampa cat who was mistaken for dead and buried alive has a new start at life after he managed to dig his way out of a grave and wander into a neighbor's yard.  More>>

Investigation Continues Into Cause Of S.C. Train Derailment Video included

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Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of a train derailment which sent two people to the hospital and caused a small chemical spill in Allendale County early Tuesday morning. More>>

Road Closures And Delays In Columbia County

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Several road closures and delays are going on in the Evans area starting this morning.
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Railroad Rehab Project Underway on Mike Padgett Highway

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A railroad rehab project is underway on Mike Padgett Highway.
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Georgia Man Accused Of Craigslist Murder Appears In Court Video included

PHOTO: Jay Towns is seen in this booking photo provided by Telfair County Sheriff's Office. PHOTO: Jay Towns is seen in this booking photo provided by Telfair County Sheriff's Office.
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The man accused of killing a Cobb County couple appeared before a judge for the first time Tuesday. More>>

Governor Nathan Deal Unviels 2015 Georgia Tourism Guide

Governor Nathan Deal Unveils 2015 Georgia Tourism Guide

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ATLANTA (AP) - Officials unveiled the 2015 Georgia travel guide during an event at the Capitol recognizing the tourism industry's impact on the state. Gov. Nathan Deal and Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr unveiled the guide Tuesday during Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day at the Capitol. Deal said in a statement that the tourism industry has an overall economic impact of $53.6 billion on the state, which sustains more than 410,000 jobs. Deal says that represe... 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>>

Ga. Department Of Juvenile Justice Hosting Recruitment Fairs

Ga. Department Of Juvenile Justice Hosting Recruitment Fairs

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 The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice is hosting two career fairs in Augusta next month.
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Lead-Tainted Toys Seized At Port Of Savannah

Lead-Tainted Toys Seized At Port Of Savannah

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Department of Homeland Security officials say more than 1,300 toys that could have exposed children to lead were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Port of Savannah.
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Gov. Nathan Deal Unveils 2015 Georgia Tourism Guide

Gov. Nathan Deal Unveils 2015 Georgia Tourism Guide

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Officials unveiled the 2015 Georgia travel guide during an event at the Capitol recognizing the tourism industry's impact on the state. More>>

Columbia Co. Rezoning Proposal Passes, Many Parents Angry Video included

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Columbia County school leaders voted for a massive rezoning plan that will affect thousands of students at nearly every school. The Tuesday night Board of Education meeting was the first time parents had the chance to verbally express their likes and dislikes about the rezoning proposal. And an overwhelming majority took that chance to express a very emotional opposition to school leaders forcing their children to switch schools.  More>>

SRNS & Aiken Tech Form Memorandum of Understanding Video included

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A major business in the CSRA partnered with a local school to help ease the transition from the classroom to the workplace. Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) and Aiken Technical College announced a formal Memorandum of Understanding in support of degree programs. The partnership allows SRNS to continue helping to prepare Aiken Tech students for jobs at the site and in the nuclear industry.  More>>

Hundreds Rally at SC Statehouse to Support School Choice Video included

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Hundreds showed up for the biggest school choice rally in South Carolina history. Robert Kittle reports. More>>

Golden Apple: Ann Kitchings

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Ann Kitchings teaches special education students. It's a job she's started and stopped and started several times in her career."It's a stressful position," she says. "So I would leave special ed, and go back to regular ed. for a little while. Always rotated back."The latest rotation landed her at Clearwater Elementary School. "You get to know the students because you start out with them when they first come in and then you work with them, forever it seems like," Kitchings says. "I've got a li... More>>

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What's trending at 5:30, Tuesday, January 27th Video included

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The classic Disney tale is coming to life. A live-action film of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will be coming to the big screen, and Emma Watson will be starring as Belle.The 24 year old former Harry Potter star made the announcement on her facebook page. Disney also confirmed the news. No word yet on who will play THE BEAST. Bill Condon, who directed the last 2 TWILIGHT movies will be the director.The star and director of Selma are already announcing plans for their next film. Director Ava Duvernay a... More>>

Road to Re-Open After Train Derailment, Investigation Continues

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The investigation continues after an early morning train derailment in Allendale County, S.C. The CSX went off the rails near the Archroma plant in the town of Martin around 2am Tuesday. Two people on board the train were taken to the hospital.News Channel 6 spoke with Derrick Becker with South Carolina Emergency Management. Here's the info he gave us: · Hwy. 125 is in the process of being reopened as we speak and will be available for traffic by late Tuesday night. · SCEM is scaling back its... More>>

Augusta Coliseum Authority Voices Support For New $100 Million Arena Video included

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A growing number of members of the Augusta Coliseum Authority say it is time for a new arena to replace the James Brown Arena. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Deputies Keeping Public Safe After Train Derailment Video included

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A train derailed early Tuesday morning in Allendale County, near the town of Martin, South Carolina. WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory has the latest on the crash and the investigation into what happened. More>>

More Crime Causes Johnston Police Chief to Call for Back-Up

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The small City of Johnston, South Carolina is getting extra help fighting crime. WJBF News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder has the story.
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Committee Doesn't Recommend $274,000 Master Plan For Augusta Recreation Department Video included

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Augusta's Recreation Department wants to spend more than $250,000 on a 10-year Master Plan for the city parks, but Commissioners are not sold on the idea. More>>

Letter Accuses Augusta HR Director Of Creating Hostile Work Environment Video included

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Augusta's Human Resources director Tanika Bryant is responding to an unsigned letter accusing her of creating a hostile work environment. More>>

Augusta Commissioner Focuses Attention On Dirty Downtown Video included

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Downtown is the heart of Augusta, but there's not a lot to love with all the litter. Now, an Augusta Commissioner is focusing city attention on the problem to get downtown cleaned up. More>>

Augusta Looks To Mandate Sewer Tie-Ins Video included

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 Augusta looks to get about 3,500 households off of septic tanks and onto the city sewer system. More>>

Former Augusta Commissioner Will Not Face State Prosecution

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A former Augusta Commissioner will not face prosecution from the state of Georgia for accusations he worked another job at the same time he was on the clock for the Georgia State Patrol. More>>

Photographer, Wife Conspire To Surprise Husband With Baby News During Photo Shoot

During a husband-wife photo shoot, Kendra Swalls captured the moment when the husband read the surprise written on his wife's sign: "We've having a baby!" (Photo Credit: Paisley Layne Photography) During a husband-wife photo shoot, Kendra Swalls captured the moment when the husband read the surprise written on his wife's sign: "We've having a baby!" (Photo Credit: Paisley Layne Photography)
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A photographer helped a wife surprise her husband with news she was pregnant while doing a photoshoot.
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Wife Of WJBF TV Founder Dies

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We have some sad news to report. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Dorothy Chapman Fuqua has died. More>>

Fort Gordon Tax Center Opening Wednesday

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The Tax Center at Fort Gordon will officially open its doors at Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m. More>>

President Obama Speaks On Drones Landing On White House Property Video included

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The crashing of a drone early Monday on White House grounds has some concerned about the President's safety.
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Congressman Joe Wilson Files Bill In Congress To Keep Education Local

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U.S. Representative Joe Wilson, R-SC 2nd District, announced Monday he's filing a bill in Congress to make sure control of local schools stays local. More>>

Blizzard 2015: 'Mass'-ive Storm Slams Coast, Nantucket

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Eastern Massachusetts and parts of Long Island were the hardest hit by the blizzard that dumped nearly two feet of snow on New England - causing heavy winds, coastal flooding and plunging all of Nantucket into the darkness. More>>

Columbia County Board Of Education To Hold Meeting Tuesday

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Tonight, Columbia County education leaders will vote on a rezoning plan for the next few years. More>>

Crews Working On Railroads On Mike Padgett Highway Video included

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Crews will be out this week to upgrade the railroad crossing on Mike Padgett Highway, near the Lumpkin Road intersection. 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>>

UPDATE: Bodies Found Near Car Believed To Be Of Missing Georgia Couple Video included

Bud and June Runion vanished while going to meet someone to buy a vintage car they found on Craigslist, authorities said.(Photo ABC News) Bud and June Runion vanished while going to meet someone to buy a vintage car they found on Craigslist, authorities said.(Photo ABC News)
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Georgia Investigators say they believe that they have found the bodies of a couple missing since Thursday. More>>

Lower Cost Design for Future GreenJackets Home Video included

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North Augusta leaders reviewed updated plans for the future home of minor league baseball in the CSRA. The Augusta GreenJackets stadium is part of the city's Project Jackson that will also bring stores and a hotel. City Council members heard close to a two hour presentation from architects during a study session Monday night. Odell Associates, Inc., a Massachusetts based company, shared a slightly new design that will be more cost friendly for North Augusta.  More>>

Protecting Yourself From The Flu Video included

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Sniffling, sneezing, coughing, fevers, aches… It's hard to go anywhere without hearing people complain about these common symptoms associated with the flu. Even the CDC has announced that the country is experiencing a flu epidemic. More>>

Jury Selection Underway For Man Accused Of Shooting, Killing Aiken Public Safety Officer Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory has the latest on the jury selection has begun in Aiken for the trial of Stephon Morrell Carter, who is accused of shooting and killing Aiken Public Safety Officer Scott Richardson in December of 2011. More>>

Homeless Count Begins; Expands to South Augusta

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The City of Augusta starts its homeless count on Monday and this year it's expanding to South Augusta. The count is done every two years to track the number of homeless people in the area. People who come through shelters and soup kitchens will receive a sheet to fill out about their housing status. This is a week-long operation for the city, and this year the city has two new mobile distribution points near South Augusta to gather data about more people. The Salvation Army Center of Hope is ... More>>

The 10 Worst Snowstorms In Northeast US In Last 60 Years

Photo: This NOAA satellite image was taken at 9:15 a.m. ET on January 26, 2015: A major winter storm in the process of developing is bringing snow to the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic Photo: This NOAA satellite image was taken at 9:15 a.m. ET on January 26, 2015: A major winter storm in the process of developing is bringing snow to the Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic
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The National Weather Service is predicting a "potentially historic" storm on par with some of the biggest to ever hit the densely populated northeastern U.S. More>>

One Small Move Could Mean New Life For A Paralyzed Man Video included

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A paralyzed man recently moved his leg for the first time in two and a half years. It wasn't a miracle. It's an experimental treatment at the University of Louisville. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen was there to see it happen.

 

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Lanes To Be Closed For Pumpkin Center Roundabout Paving Tuesday

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Weather permitting, Pittman Construction Company will mill and pave the roundabout near the Pumpkin Center Store on Tuesday. Lane closures should be expected at the intersection area. More>>

A Night Of Comedy Heads To USC Aiken Convocation Center In April

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Get ready to laugh as three stand-up comedians, Nicole Byer, Alice Wetterlund, and Pete Davidson visit the USC Aiken Convocation Center for a night of comedy you don't want to miss!Nicole and Alice are best known for their roles on MTV's “Girl Code” and Pete for his on “Guy Code” and appearances on SNL. This night of stand up will take place at the USC Aiken Convocation Center on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 30th and are available at georgialinatix.co... More>>

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley wants to cut one tax and raise another, all to help fix roads.
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Suspect Surrenders In Case Of Missing Craigslist Car Couple In Georgia

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A suspect has turned himself in to authorities investigating the disappearance of a Georgia couple who vanished last week while going to meet someone to buy a vintage car they found on Craigslist. More>>

Suspect In Custody For Crashing Car Into Walgreens

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A suspect is now in custody after the January 23rd's incident of a car crashing into the Walgreen's on Fury's Ferry Road.
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Judge Rules Tommie Rae Brown is James Brown's Widow

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In a 46 page ruling, released on January 13th, Judge Jack Early ruled that Tommie Rae Brown is the surviving spouse of James Brown. The issue was whether Tommie Rae Brown's 2001 marriage to James Brown was valid because she was believed to be married to a man named Javed Ahmed.But a court ruled in 2004 that Tommie Rae and Ahmed's 1997 marriage was never valid because Ahmed was already married at the time.Judge Early ruled that because that marriage was never valid, Tommie Rae Brown and James ... More>>

CarMax Burglary Suspect In Custody

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to a call about a burglary at the CarMax around 2:35 a.m. Sunday.
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New England Bracing for Monster Winter Storm Video included

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New England residents are bracing for a major winter storm.From northern Virginia to the tip of Maine, 50-million Americans are anticipating a monster storm.

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Family Of Missing Georgia Couple Reach Out For Help Video included

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Police in South Georgia are searching for answers in the disappearance of a Marietta couple. More>>

Deflate-gate: Patriots Coach Says 'Climatic Conditions' May Have Under-Inflated Balls

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New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick today said "climatic conditions" may have been to blame for the footballs that were under-inflated Sunday for the AFC Championship game, and said the team had not tried to tamper with them.
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Small Drone Found on White House Grounds: Law Enforcement Sources

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A small drone was found on the White House grounds overnight, two law enforcement sources told ABC News, but White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said the situation “does not pose any sort of ongoing threat.” More>>

Georgia Parole Board To Hold Clemency Hearing For Man Set To Die

Georgia Parole Board To Hold Clemency Hearing For Man Set To Die

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ATLANTA (AP) - The State Board of Pardons and Paroles is set to hear from supporters of a death row inmate set to be executed this week. The board plans to hold a clemency hearing for Warren Lee Hill Monday morning. Hill is set to die Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson. Hill was serving a life sentence in 1990 for the 1986 slaying of his girlfriend when he killed a fellow inmate. A jury in 1991 convicted Hill of murder and sentenced him to death. Hill's lawyers have long argued ... More>>

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The FBI is on the hunt for a Twitter user, after Saturday's online bomb threats at Atlanta's airport. A twitter user, who goes by the name "King Zortic" made threats against two planes bound for Atlanta Saturday. 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>>

Man Wanted After Shots Fired at Car in Hyde Park

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Richmond County deputies are looking for 31-year-old Jonathan Lorenzo Johnson. More>>

Man Arrested in Connection with String of Car Break-Ins

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An arrest was made in Grovetown after a string of car break-ins early Sunday morning. The suspect is 21-year-old Trey Hatchett. He was arrested for stealing items out three separate cars in a couple of Grovetown neighborhoods. Police say that the suspect actually lives in the same area where he broke into these cars. Both subdivisions are fairly new, and neighbors say everything is usually quiet. People who live in Sterlington and Bryans Cove are breathing a sigh of relief after a man was ar... More>>

Jury Selection to Begin Monday in Murder Trial Video included

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Jury selection begins Monday morning in the Stephon Carter murder trial. More>>

Teens Create Versions of Future Cities Video included

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A group of South Carolina teens being rewarded for their plans for the future. More>>

GMA Sunday Headlines: January 25, 2015 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>>

Updated on 6: No Bombs Found At Atlanta Airport Video included

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Police are searching two planes at Atlanta's main airport after authorities received what they described as credible bomb threats. More>>

Pro-Life Group Gathers to Remember Lives Lost to Abortion

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A pro-life group gathered together on Saturday to remember the lives lost over the past four decades. This week marked the 42nd year since the Roe vs. Wade decision. Some members of the community have attended the event for 15 years. It's a special cause many of them back, and a handful shared personal stories of how abortion has affected their lives. This number, posted outside the West Augusta Care Pregnancy Center, signifies a bigger picture for this pro-life group. Gary Garner said 21,00... More>>

Officer Shoots Dog

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SW Georgia officer shoots attacking pit bull during eviction

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Trout Fishing Proposed Changes

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Wildlife officials propose opening trout waters all year

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Students Design Future Cities Video included

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Teens will present their creations during the future city regionals competition Saturday More>>

GMA Saturday Headlines: January 24, 2015 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>>

Company Holding Job Fair Saturday Video included

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 A company building a parking deck and water treatment plant expansion in North Augusta is having a job fair Saturday. More>>

Family of N. Augusta Fire Reclaiming Life A Month Later Video included

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You may remember the Rogers family. They lost just about everything they owned when their North Augusta home was destroyed by fire a few days before Christmas on Swathmore Ave. But what a difference a month makes. “If I watch footage or look at pictures I think that I'm easily watching someone else's news story, but then I realize that we're the main characters,” said Lori Rogers. This is real life for Lori Rogers, her husband, four children and a cat. Three different homes, one more move to ... More>>

Construction Underway For Project Jackson Related Structures Video included

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Construction is underway on the Medac office building in North Augusta. More>>

Possible Merger Between GR Health and University Hospital

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The Georgia Board of Regents has reached out to University Hospital with the possibility of a merger in the future.
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GA Lawmaker to Introduce Bill Legalizing Cannabis Oil

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A Georgia lawmaker hopes to legalize cannabis oil for people with cancer, seizure disorders and other chronic diseases. Republican State Rep. Allen Peake of Macon says he plans to file the bill Monday and calls the proposal a compromise with Republican Gov. Nathan Deal. Peake had discussed a broader bill allowing in-state growth, manufacture and sale of the oil with low THC levels. That's the chemical that can cause a high feeling for marijuana users. But in recent days, he pulled back. The c... More>>

WJBF General Manager Bill Stewart Inducted In GAB Hall Of Fame

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WJBF News Channel 6 would like to acknowledge our General Manager, Bill Stewart, on this Friday. More>>

Andrea Sneiderman Seeking New Trial

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A woman convicted of lying during an investigation into her husband's shooting death outside a suburban Atlanta preschool is seeking a new trial. Attorneys for Andrea Sneiderman filed a motion for a new trial Thursday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the request comes as lawyers for the man convicted of killing her husband seeks a retrial. Sneiderman was released from prison in June after her August 2013 conviction for perjury. Sentenced as a first-time o... More>>

Fort Gordon Names New Machine Gun Range After Former Commanding General

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Fort Gordon hosted the unveiling and ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning to open the Lieutenant General Robert E. Gray Multi-Purpose Machine Gun Range. More>>

As Lane Closures Continue, Drivers Frustrated With Wrightsboro Road Traffic Video included

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Lane closures on Wrightsboro Road will continue into next week -- and it's likely the traffic caused by the construction project will, as well. More>>

DEVELOPING ON 6: Search Continues For Man Who Reportedly Rammed Truck Into Walgreens Store

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WJBF News Channel 6 has now obtained photos of the man suspected to have rammed a pickup truck into the Walgreens on the corner of Fury's Ferry Road and Evans To Locks Road early Friday morning. More>>

RCSO Searching For Burglary Suspect

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a wanted man.
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Bobby Jones Expansion Now Complete

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The expansion of Bobby Jones Expressway, also known as I-520, is finally complete. More>>

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Dies At 90

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Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, the powerful U.S. ally has died.
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6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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

Man Says He Was Fired For Holding Bible Study With Inmates

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A former metro area sheriff's deputy says his bosses fired him because he was trying to spread the gospel.
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Walton Way Corridor Scheduled for Traffic Signal Upgrade Video included

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Augusta area drivers will soon be able to get up and down one of the busiest roads faster. Augusta engineers unveiled a Traffic Signal Modernization Project at a public meeting Thursday night. Engineers said at the meeting lights along Walton Way, between 15th Ave. and Bransford Rd. are older and have thus become more expensive to keep up. Engineering Manager Glen Bollinger said, “They are kind of smart signals. They operate based on demand.”  More>>

Governor Haley’s Proposed Tax Swap: What it Would Mean for You

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Gov. Nikki Haley announced in her State of the State address Wednesday night her plan for fixing South Carolina roads. It's a three-part plan, all of which must pass for her to sign them into law, she told lawmakers. First, the state's gas tax would go up by 10 cents a gallon over three years. Second, the state's income tax rate would be reduced from 7 percent to 5 percent over 10 years. And third, lawmakers would have to restructure the SCDOT so it's no longer governed by a commission appo... More>>

Ed Turner And The Number 9 Band, Junior League of Augusta Donate To Child Enrichment

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Child Enrichment, Inc. received a donation of $7,329.84 Thursday from Ed Turner And The Number 9 Band and the Junior League of Augusta. More>>

More Animal Ordinance Proposals for Augusta Video included

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The Richmond County Subcommittee for Animal Ordinances met Thursday to discuss the need for the public to feel safe. Public safety against vicious or potentially dangerous dogs is a big concern of many people in Augusta.

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SAY WHAT? Husband Reportedly Bulldozes Home While Wife's Away

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A woman in New York state says she came home to find her husband had allegedly torn down their suburban home while she was away. More>>

Local Qualifying Opportunities Set for Third Year of Free Youth Golf Development Initiative

Drive, Chip & Putt Championship Registration Now Open

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Thursday, the Masters Tournament, United States Golf Association (USGA), and the PGA of America announced that qualifying registration is now officially open. Click for more information. More>>

Grovetown Detention Center Changes Include Hot Pink Inmate Uniforms

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Some changes are underway at the Grovetown Detention Center, including some you may not believe. More>>

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden: January 22, 2014

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It's the start of a new year and this means something new is always happening at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South
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Man Arrested For Stealing Steaks And Stuffing Them Down His Pants

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A Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputy was involved in a strange shoplifting case at a local Walmart store. More>>

Public Meeting For Walton Way Traffic Signal

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There will be a public meeting held Thursday evening to discuss the traffic signal on Walton Way and street light improvement. More>>

Abortion Bill Debate Dropped

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House Republicans quickly dropped plans to debate a controversial anti-abortion bill.
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UPDATED ON 6: Brush Fire in Aiken County

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Firefighters in Aiken County are battling a brush fire which, we are told, is currently threatening structures. More>>

New Warning For Electronic Cigarettes Video included

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A warning for those that smoke electronic cigarettes. Researchers say more formaldehyde is found in e-cigarettes than in traditional cigarettes.
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UPDATE ON 6: Woman Killed In Columbia County Crash Identified

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We have learned more information concerning a deadly Wednesday afternoon accident in Columbia County. More>>

New Details About Harlem Police Chief Position Video included

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The search continues for Harlem's next police chief and this Thursday News Channel 6 is learning more about the job opening. 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>>

Judge Orders Documents To Be Released In James Brown Case Video included

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New developments in the fight over James Brown's estate. More>>

Public Invited To See Columbia's Draft Bicycle Plan

Public Invited To See Columbia's Draft Bicycle Plan

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Members of the public are invited to take a look at a plan for cyclists and pedestrians in the Columbia area. More>>

Two Special People are Winners

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We want to take the time to extend a big congratulations tonight to TWO very special people in the CSRA.For the first time ever, the Giving Your Best partners have selected TWO Jefferson Award winners for 2015. This is video from earlier tonight at the Pinnacle Club, where we honored all 12 of our Giving Your Best winners from 2014.Congratulations to Annettea Mills and Sandie Craig, two outstanding women who are changing lifes and saving lives.Annettea "The General" Mills brings anti-bullying... More>>

Three Options for Richmond County School System to Decide Video included

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Changes are on the way for schools across the state of Georgia. Very few parents have attended the community meetings so far, but administrators say their input is critical in helping change the course of education in Richmond County. Teachers will join instructors in 180 school districts across the Peach State in coming up with more creative ways to meet state education requirements.  More>>

Throwing Molotov Cocktails

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A Grovetown man is behind bars after he threw an explosive. Gerald Snodgrass is charged with attempted murder and damage to property. Grovetown Public Safety officers arrested Snodgrass after he threw a molotov cocktail at a trailer on Katherine Street. This type of weapon is when you take a container, put gasoline in it and some type of ignition device, light it, throw it and it explodes. Chief Gary Jones, "It was a drug deal that went bad, apparently one of the persons that purchased some d... More>>

New Developments in Court Case

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New developments today in the fight over James Brown's estate.A judge says South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson -must- release a number of documents and emails to a journalist, who sued for access to them.Those records include emails regarding the diary of Brown's widow, Tomi Rae Hynie, and an appraisal of Brown's assets. We spoke to the Attorney General today while he was in Aiken about the judge's decision.Alan Wilson: "We have no opposition to releasing the documents, there are some... More>>

Surveillance Cameras in Downtown Aiken on Projects List

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Surveillance cameras in Downtown Aiken, it's one of the items the Department of Public Safety wants to secure funding for in the future. There isn't an exact outline yet of how many cameras there would be and where exactly they would be installed, but the department believes they are needed to help prevent crime. An extra set of eyes keeping tabs on what's happening in Downtown Aiken. It's something the Department of Public Safety is hoping to get funds for in the next few years. "Invasio... More>>

Taking A Closer Look At Richmond County Sheriff's Office's New Recruiting Video

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has a new video to bring in recruits, but is it troubling if it shows deputies dressed in military style uniforms with military style weapons? WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>

Augusta Gets More Than $5 Million From FEMA

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Though millions of dollars in cleanup costs are being disputed, the Augusta gets it's first big reimbursement check from FEMA. More>>

Father Uses "Tough Love" To Punish Teen Son Video included

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A Montana father is being both praised and criticized for the way he chose to punish his teenage son. More>>

Vacuum Cleaner Rep Makes Autistic Boy's Birthday Extra Special

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14-year-old Dylan Johnson has autism and loves to vacuum. Dylan says vacuuming is actually a hobby of his, and it takes up most of his time. He even watches videos on the internet about how to use them. So, for his birthday his mom decided to invite a representative from the Kirby vacuum company.The rep gave Dylan a demonstration of the vacuum, and then surprised him by letting him keep it as a gift. More>>

Grovetown Law Enforcement Searching for Suspects Slashing Tires Video included

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Grovetown Public Safety officers are searching for suspects who slashed 22 tires in one Grovetown neighborhood. CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for anyone who can lead them to the suspect.

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DEVELOPING ON 6: School Bus, Student's Car Collide In Front Of Cross Creek High School

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We have learned more information concerning a Wednesday afternoon crash in front of Cross Creek High School which involved a student's car and a school bus. More>>

New Martinez Walmart Neighborhood Market Set Open In 7 Days

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A new Walmart Neighborhood Market in Martinez is opening Wednesday, January 28th, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:30 a.m. More>>

Adopt-A-Pet: January 21, 2015

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Today's guest on Adopt-a-Pet traveled quite a few miles to join Mary Morrison on News Channel 6 at Noon.Brandi Skinner from Humane Society of Morgan County brought several dogs and cats you can adopt.Also, Anne Sawyer, our adopt a pet coordinator and our good friend Avis Lyle. More>>

Richmond County Sheriff's Office Releases Epic Recruitment Video Video included

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released their new epic recruitment video to the public. More>>

Mental Health Summit Held At GRU Video included

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A free mental health summit just wrapped up at Georgia Regents University.
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UPDATE ON 6: Reward Offered For Information Of Attempted Kidnapping Suspects

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There is now a reward being offered for information leading to the arrest of two men suspected in a Columbia County kidnapping attempt. More>>

Johnston South Carolina Dog Owner Asking the CSRA for Help in Finding Missing Dog

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Your help is needed to find Annie the dog, missing from Johnston South Carolina. More>>

Petition Started for Burke County Animal Abuse Case

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Locals have started a petition to get justice for the 6 dogs starved to death in Burke County. News Channel 6 first told you about the story last week.

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Local Church Urges Runners to Sign Up For Camp IVEY Fundraiser Video included

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Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church in Augusta will once again host "Reid on the Run". Joy Weigle sat down with Mary Morrison Tuesday on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon.The event raises money for Camp IVEY, an overnight camp for children with developmental delays. More>>

New Sidewalks, Crosswalks Create Safer School Zone In Grovetown Video included

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A new grant from the city of Grovetown will call for new sidewalks to be built near the middle and elementary schools. The construction will take place along Harlem Grovetown Road.
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Raisin' Kane: Chris Kane's Cousin Crowned Miss California Teen USA

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Congratulations to Chris Kane's cousin, Melanie Mitchell! She was recently crowned 2015 California Miss Teen USA! Our Good Morning Augusta anchor is beaming with pride as Melanie will now compete later this year in the 2015 Miss Teen USA Pageant in the Bahamas. Melanie lives in Anaheim Hills, California. Her sister, Melissa, is currently the understudy for Cosette in Les Miserables on Broadway. 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>>

Commission Wants Another Site For Harrisburg Garden

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A proposal  for a canal side garden in Harrisburg conflicted with the Canal Authority's plans for the same site so the search is on for another green space for the garden   More>>

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  • Local Woman Meets Birth Mother At 56

    Local Woman Meets Birth Mother At 56

    Friday, January 30 2015 11:42 PM EST2015-01-31 04:42:01 GMT
    A Columbia County woman's life is just beginning in her 50s. That's because for the first time, at the age of 56, she looked her birth mother in the eye. Tina Smith's genealogical journey started two decades ago. She grew up in the CSRA with two loving parents. But her life has changed after losing the only parents she knew. The Harlem citizen has started a new chapter with the birth mother she just met. “As I got older, I just wanted to know who I really was,” Smith said. 
    A Columbia County woman's life is just beginning in her 50s. That's because for the first time, at the age of 56, she looked her birth mother in the eye. Tina Smith's genealogical journey started two decades ago. She grew up in the CSRA with two loving parents. But her life has changed after losing the only parents she knew. The Harlem citizen has started a new chapter with the birth mother she just met. “As I got older, I just wanted to know who I really was,” Smith said. 
  • Guns Being Brought to School; Who's to Blame?

    Guns Being Brought to School; Who's to Blame?

    Friday, January 30 2015 6:31 PM EST2015-01-30 23:31:47 GMT
    Richmond County parents urged to watch what kids bring to school.Richmond County parents urged to watch what kids bring to school.
    In the last month, 1 handgun and 3 pellet guns have been brought into Richmond County elementary schools by students. The students tell teachers they believed the guns to be toys. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter checks to find out who is to blame.
    In the last month, 1 handgun and 3 pellet guns have been brought into Richmond County elementary schools by students. The students tell teachers they believed the guns to be toys. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter checks to find out who is to blame.
  • TEDx Augusta Attendance Grows From 2014

    TEDx Augusta Attendance Grows From 2014

    Friday, January 30 2015 6:04 PM EST2015-01-30 23:04:46 GMT
    Hundreds of people packed into the Imperial Theater on Friday for TEDx Augusta. News Channel 6's Mike Miller tell us how the event is growing.
    Hundreds of people packed into the Imperial Theater on Friday for TEDx Augusta. News Channel 6's Mike Miller tell us how the event is growing.
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  • News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

    News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

    Lawyers for the former Atlanta Public Schools superintendent accused in a standardized test cheating scandal say their client is still too sick to stand trial. Beverly Hall has Stage IV breast cancer. Her case was severed...
  • Local Woman Meets Birth Mother At 56

    Local Woman Meets Birth Mother At 56

    Friday, January 30 2015 11:42 PM EST2015-01-31 04:42:01 GMT
    A Columbia County woman's life is just beginning in her 50s. That's because for the first time, at the age of 56, she looked her birth mother in the eye. Tina Smith's genealogical journey started two decades ago. She grew up in the CSRA with two loving parents. But her life has changed after losing the only parents she knew. The Harlem citizen has started a new chapter with the birth mother she just met. “As I got older, I just wanted to know who I really was,” Smith said. 
    A Columbia County woman's life is just beginning in her 50s. That's because for the first time, at the age of 56, she looked her birth mother in the eye. Tina Smith's genealogical journey started two decades ago. She grew up in the CSRA with two loving parents. But her life has changed after losing the only parents she knew. The Harlem citizen has started a new chapter with the birth mother she just met. “As I got older, I just wanted to know who I really was,” Smith said. 
  • Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley's Hull Again Revealed After 150 Years

    Confederate Submarine H.L. Hunley's Hull Again Revealed After 150 Years

    Friday, January 30 2015 5:53 PM EST2015-01-30 22:53:02 GMT
    Photo of the Confederqate submarine H.L. Hunley at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston, South CarolinaPhoto of the Confederqate submarine H.L. Hunley at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston, South Carolina
    Fifteen years after the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley was recovered off the South Carolina coast, scientists are finally getting a good look at the hull of the first sub that ever sank an enemy warship.
    Fifteen years after the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley was recovered off the South Carolina coast, scientists are finally getting a good look at the hull of the first sub that ever sank an enemy warship.
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  • GoDaddy Pulls Puppy Super Bowl Ad

    GoDaddy Pulls Puppy Super Bowl Ad

    Friday, January 30 2015 1:15 AM EST2015-01-30 06:15:20 GMT
    One big ad will not be seen this Super Bowl Sunday because one woman took on a big advertiser... and won!
    One big ad will not be seen this Super Bowl Sunday because one woman took on a big advertiser... and won!
  • Bridge Construction Closing Lanes In Columbia County, Lincoln County

    Bridge Construction Closing Lanes In Columbia County, Lincoln County

    Thursday, January 29 2015 6:23 PM EST2015-01-29 23:23:49 GMT
    Photo: The first Little River Bridge piers are pictured on the Lincoln County side looking toward Columbia County.Photo: The first Little River Bridge piers are pictured on the Lincoln County side looking toward Columbia County.
    The $24 million Little River Bridge project on State Route 47 over Strom Thurmond Lake affecting drivers in both Columbia County and Lincoln County will cause lane closures throughout next week.
    The $24 million Little River Bridge project on State Route 47 over Strom Thurmond Lake affecting drivers in both Columbia County and Lincoln County will cause lane closures throughout next week.
  • Georgia Power Announces Progress On Plant Vogtle Construction

    Georgia Power Announces Progress On Plant Vogtle Construction

    Thursday, January 29 2015 6:14 PM EST2015-01-29 23:14:30 GMT
    Aerial photo of the construction project at Plant Vogtle (Credit: Georgia Power)Aerial photo of the construction project at Plant Vogtle (Credit: Georgia Power)
    Georgia Power made an announcement Thursday afternoon concerning the progress of the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle.
    Georgia Power made an announcement Thursday afternoon concerning the progress of the construction of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle.
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  • MEDICAL ALERT: ADHD Or Sleep Disorder? New Study Suggests Similar Symptoms

    Health Alert: ADHD or sleep disorder? New study suggests similar symptoms

    Thursday, January 29 2015 12:25 PM EST2015-01-29 17:25:53 GMT
    Photo of a child sleepingPhoto of a child sleeping
    Millions of children are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, but the American Academy of Pediatrics is sending out an eye-opening alert to doctors, parents and teachers.
    Millions of children are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, but the American Academy of Pediatrics is sending out an eye-opening alert to doctors, parents and teachers.
  • Family Finds Massive Stash Of Marijuana In 13-Year-Old Van

    Thursday, January 29 2015 12:08 PM EST2015-01-29 17:08:05 GMT
    Photo of the van in which a New Mexico family found a huge stash of marijuanaPhoto of the van in which a New Mexico family found a huge stash of marijuana
    A family in Alamogordo, New Mexico made a shocking discovery over the weekend when they went to repair a door in their van.
    A family in Alamogordo, New Mexico made a shocking discovery over the weekend when they went to repair a door in their van.
  • Massive Damage Reported After Explosion Outside Hospital in Mexico

    Massive Damage Reported After Explosion Outside Hospital in Mexico

    Thursday, January 29 2015 11:56 AM EST2015-01-29 16:56:09 GMT
    Aeiral photo from the scene in Mexico City where an explosion rocked a children's hospital (Credit: ABC News)Aeiral photo from the scene in Mexico City where an explosion rocked a children's hospital (Credit: ABC News)
    A gas tank truck explosion collapsed large parts of a Mexico City maternity and children's hospital Thursday, leaving at least 7 dead, dozens injured, and others believed trapped.
    A gas tank truck explosion collapsed large parts of a Mexico City maternity and children's hospital Thursday, leaving at least 7 dead, dozens injured, and others believed trapped.
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