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CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: April 24, 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>>

The Cowboy Monkey Visits Television Park Video included

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A famous cowboy monkey, Little E, paid a visit to Television Park and our Chris Kane and Julie Parise learned why he is in the CSRA this weekend. Click for more information.
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Astronaut Takes Out Of This World Selfie Video included

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An astronaut on the International Space Station took an out of this world Selfie.
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Broad Street Fire

Cause Of Early Morning Fire In Downtown Augusta Under Investigation Video included

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Richmond County fire investigators are searching for the cause of an early Thursday morning fire at the old J.C. Penney's building. 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: April 24, 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>>

Mississippi girl, 2, Found Unharmed In South Georgia

Mississippi girl, 2, Found Unharmed In South Georgia

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A 2-year-old girl whose younger sister was found dead in Mississippi has been found unharmed in Georgia. More>>

Former Butler HS Parent Feels Hephzibah's TB Woes

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Students and staff in one Richmond County school heard the results of whether they were exposed to tuberculosis. East Central Health District officials began testing Hephzibah Comprehensive High School students and staff Monday after learning about one student who tested positive for TB a few weeks ago.  More>>

Amber Alert

Amber Alert issued for 2 year old Mississippi Girl

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A 7-month-old Mississippi infant is dead and authorities continue to search for her sibling.Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says 2-year-old Maliah Harris disappeared with her parents after her 7-month-old sister, Alyssa, was found dead.County Coroner Greg Merchant says there were no visible signs of injury. An autopsy is being conductedThe Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for the child and her parents — identified 34-year-old Donald Boyd Harris and 31-year-old Allison S... More>>

Big Honor for Auto Dealer

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A local dealership received a very prestigious award Wednesday.Gerald Jones Honda received the President's Award -- for its dedication and commitment to its customers.Honda's president hands out the recognition to only 15% of the company's dealerships in the U-S. More>>

Celebrating 4 Decades of Community Improvement

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This week the C-S-R-A is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the community development block grant program. The funding from the grant program helps people with lower-incomes with a variety of services. These services assist with vital needs like food and medical care. The money also pays for creative programs and leisure activities. People who need assistance with housing or activities can call 706-821-1797 and they will direct you to the right organization. More>>

Augusta Commissioner Says Let The Court Decide City Election Date Video included

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The Federal Court is telling the city to hurry up when it comes to the lawsuit challenging next month's city elections, but one Commissioner says he wants to hear what the court has to say about moving the election back to November.
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Fire Chief And Augusta Commissioner's Report Both Draw Heat Video included

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A detailed report blasting Augusta Fire Chief Chris James for alleged missteps by is in the hands of city leaders, but the Augusta Commissioner behind the report is also being blasted for bringing it forward.
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Augusta Riverwalk Work Is Opening Eyes Video included

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A brutal assault last year had city leaders focusing on the overgrowth at Augusta's Riverwalk. Tree crews are now cutting into the problem, creating sights to be see. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>

Aiken County Departments Submit Budget Requests for 2014-2015 Fiscal Year

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Aiken County Council members were not wasting any time at a meeting Tuesday night, highlighting their new initiatives for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. More>>

Water Clear for Use in Keysville Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory investigates what caused a water scare in Keysville. More>>

Savannah River National Laboratory Celebrates 10 Years At SRS

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The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) celebrated 10 years Wednesday as a national lab. More>>

CSRA Evening News Update: April 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>>

Local Efforts Help Fight High Rate Of Teen Pregnancy Video included

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Richmond County's high rate of teen pregnancy has sparked a lot of attention across the state. Now, it's making headlines for changing course. News Channel Six's Dee Griffinhas more on how a local Doctor is helping lower what became a growing problem.As an OB-GYN in Augusta, Dr. Donna Adams Pickett has helped bring thousands of lives into the world. Now, she's come up with the way to help save the youngest of them from a growing problem that has plagued Richmond County for more than two decad... More>>

South Carolina unemployment app

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South Carolina's unemployment agency has launched a free app that allows jobless residents to seek weekly benefits through their iPhones. More>>

Augusta's Rick Allen cites Bible in commercial

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An Augusta Republican running for Congress cites the Bible in his first campaign commercial as he accuses President Barack Obama of "immoral" spending. Rick W. More>>

Fort Gordon To Conduct Explosive Ordinance And Disposal Training This Week

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People who live near Fort Gordon may hear some loud booms as Explosive Ordinance and Disposal Training is being conducted this week.
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BREAKING ON 6: 10 People Test Positive For Tuberculosis Bacteria At Hephzibah High School

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that 10 people have tested positive for the bacteria that causes tuberculosis. More>>

Mom wins lawsuit against TSA after breast milk screening problems

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A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration. Stacey More>>

Strom Thurmond Hires New Head Football Coach Video included

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Former Rebels player and assistant Antwaun Hillary takes over for Lee Sawyer who announced his retirement in March.
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Augusta Woman Accused Of Beating 7-Year-Old Daughter With Extension Cord

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An Augusta mother is in jail accused of beating her 7-year-old daughter with an extension cord. More>>

Man Wants Community Leaders To Help Promote Healthy Living Video included

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A man on a mission to promote healthy living is taking to the streets of Augusta. More>>

NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

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John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. More>>

Adopt-a-Pet: April 23, 2014 Video included

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The Augusta Animal Services and Barnwell County Animal Shelter appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on April 23rd with meteorologist Ed Bloodsworth.
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Phinizy Swamp Earth Day

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Earth Day is a day to celebrate the environment.  A local Earth Day observance will be held Saturday, April 26 at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park. More>>

8-year-old SC student fights for state fossil; lawmakers stall because of the Bible

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A Lake City student thinks the state of South Carolina should have a state fossil. Olivia McConnell is 8 years and loves fossils and wants to be an Egyptologist when she grows up. She was surprised the Palmetto State didn't have a state fossil when it has plenty of other state things represented like a state handcraft, state heritage horse, migratory marine mammal and more. She knewan ancient kind of woolly mammoth was actually dug up in South Carolina, so she wrote to Gov. Nikki Haley and ot... More>>

CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: April 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>>

Family Y Free Community SPLASH Week To Be Held In May

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The Family Y of Greater Augusta is calling for members of the CSRA to “Swim, Play and Learn Aquatic Safety Habits” at the annual free community SPLASH week. More>>

Governor Deal Signs Bill Underscoring Second Amendment Rights

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Wednesday, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 60, which is legislation that protects law-abiding, licensed Georgia citizens’ Second Amendment rights. More>>

Girl Scouts Hold Luncheon At Camp Tanglewood Video included

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The Girl Scouts of Historic Augusta held an informal luncheon at Camp Tanglewood Tuesday to share news about upcoming events. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Keysville Water Now Safe To Consume Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6 has been in contact with leaders in Keysville and they say the water there is now safe to consume. More>>

"Out There...Somewhere": Finding Public Art In Thomson Brings On The Blues Video included

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The search to find a cool collection of public art in Thomson should have you singing the blue. It's "Out There...Somewhere" with WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola. More>>

'Selfies' not welcome at USF graduation ceremony Video included

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University of South Florida Student Affairs office announced Wednesday that students should refrain from taking selfies while on stage during the university's graduation ceremony this spring. More>>

Lawsuit Challenges Moving City Elections To Primary, Leaves One Candidate Disappointed Video included

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A federal lawsuit is challenging Augusta's May 20th city elections, but it has one candidate saying he not buying it. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
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Horse carriage crashes in Charleston Market

Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston. Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston.
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Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston. More>>

Man Wounded in Early Morning Shooting

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Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators are piecing together clues in an early Wednesday morning shooting. 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: April 23, 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>>

Man catches hammerhead shark off beach Video included

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A man captured a 13-feet-long hammerhead shark off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea pier in Miami area, WBTW reported this week. More>>

Neighbors Question DHEC On Jellyfish Operation, Controversy Brings Out Congressman Mark Sanford

Neighbors Question DHEC On Jellyfish Operation, Controversy Brings Out Congressman Mark Sanford

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It’s an ongoing debate in the Lowcountry: Could processing jellyfish at a location in Beaufort County poison water and wildlife and ruin residents’ quality of life? That’s the question some Seabrook and St. Helena Island neighbors hoped to have answered in a public input meeting the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) hosted on Tuesday night.  More>>

Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure Video included

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A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight... More>>

Education, Weapons Top Sen. Dist. 22 Forum

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Candidates who want to be Georgia’s next state senator from Augusta talked to a packed crowed at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum. The race is to fill the seat Hardie Davis vacated to run for mayor. There are no republicans in the May 20 Primary Election, so the winner will decide the race. More>>

Golden Apple: Heather Poole Video included

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Heather Poole's second graders may be just a few weeks away from the end of the year, but they have not lost their focus."They come in in the mornings and they have morning work that they're responsible for," she says. "And once they complete that morning work, we go over it and then we begin our reading."Another busy day that helps make up a very busy year here at A. Dorothy Hains."When you see the kids when they first come in, a lot of them are barely writing or they're just writing a few s... More>>

SC expedition set to sail to recover sunken gold

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An expedition is setting out from South Carolina to recover the rest of the gold thought to be aboard the wreck of the S.S. Central America off the North Carolina coast.The wreck yielded more than $50 million in gold more than a quarter-century ago.A vessel from Odyssey Marine Exploration of Tampa, Fla., is expected to leave late Tuesday or Wednesday. It's not clear just how much gold might still be in the Central America, which sank during an 1857 hurricane while bringing back gold from Cali... More>>

Tampa's Odyssey recovers 61 tons of silver from shipwreck Video included

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A Florida-based deep-ocean exploration company says it has recovered more than 61 tons of silver bullion from a World War II shipwreck off the coast of Ireland. More>>

Anti SPLOST Forces Start Sign Campaign Video included

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 Forces opposed to the upcoming SPLOST referendum get a jump on the campaign. More>>

Fort Gordon Master Fitness Trainers Help Revamp Soldiers' Exercises

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WJBF News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder got the chance to work out with some Master Fitness Trainers at Fort Gordon Tuesday to see how the Army's physical training program is evolving.
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State Senator Wants DSS Director Fired; Governor Refuses Video included

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State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws.
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Bill would give grandparents legal visitation of grandchildren Video included

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A bill working it's way through the Statehouse could allow some grandparents to see their grandchildren. Not every parent allows their children to spend time with his or her grandparents. More>>

Handler on possibly loose viper: "This is nothing to play with" Video included

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The Town of Mt. Pleasant is on high alert.Just days after the Harbor Pointe apartment complex alerted its residents about a possible loose gaboon viper, experts are warning neighbors near the area to be careful. More>>

CSRA Evening News Update: April 21, 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>>

Newt Gingrich endorses South Carolina Superintendent

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Former presidential candidate and U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich has endorsed Sally Atwater for South Carolina Superintendent of Education.  More>>

Comcast Cares Day Held At The Wilson Family Y Tuesday Video included

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Some Comcast employees headed out to the Wilson YMCA Tuesday for their Comcast Cares Day. More>>

Georgia gay rights group fights ban on same-sex marriage

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A gay rights group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. Ge More>>

Sarasota students rally behind teacher fired after meltdown video went viral Video included

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Last week, WFLA News Channel 8 told you about a Sarasota teacher who was fired after a cell phone video showed him having a meltdown. Now, his students are rallying behind him and want him to get his job back
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Ga. sheriff's deputy bitten by department drug dog

Sheriff's officials in northwest Georgia say one of the department's drug dogs bit a deputy on his face while he was trying to take a selfie. More>>

CSRA Evening News Update: April 22, 2014 Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
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UPDATED ON 6: Description Of 2nd Vehicle In Deadly Hit-And-Run Released

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We now know the description of a second vehicle involved in a deadly April 12th hit-and-run in Augusta. More>>

College Soccer Player Dangerously "Allergic" To Her Own Sweat

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An Ohio collegiate soccer player is dangerously "allergic" to her own sweat.
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Man found on the beach in Garden City died from suicide, officials say

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Just after 11:30 Tuesday morning a beach walker spotted a body on the beach and called authorities. Murrells Inlet Garden City Fire was notified by Georgetown County Sheriffs’s Office. Assistant Chief J.R. Haney with MIGCF tells News13 there's no word whether it's a man or a woman or how the person died. At this point point, there'salso no details if it was a natural death or foul play.News13 will bring you updates asthey become available. More>>

Netflix Subscription Prices Set To Increase

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The streaming video company Netflix announced Monday that it plans to increase subscription prices for new customers by one or two dollars a month within the next few months. More>>

VIRAL VIDEO: Raining Food

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Slow motion video showing man being doused with food including cereal, sausages, ketchup and mustard and candy. More>>

NASA To Create Earth Mosaic With Earth Day Selfies

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Get your cell phones out because NASA is kicking off a worldwide selfie event for Earth Day. More>>

Is Heaven For Real?

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"Heaven is for Real," is a best-selling book about a little boy's near death experience. Now the book has become a movie and it's a box-office smash!
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DWTS: After Being Voted Off Show, Drew Carey Thanks Fans

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It was a party hit theme on “Dancing With the Stars” Monday but the party’s over for TV game show host Drew Carey, who was voted off the show.
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CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: April 22, 2014 Video included

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

Mom Bites Off Dog’s Ear to Save 2-Year-Old Daughter

Last month, a Texas mother stuck her arm in a pit bull’s mouth and bit off its ear while it was attacking her 2-year-old daughter. More>>

Baby Boy Found Alive In Greenville Trash Can Video included

Greenville Police says a newborn baby boy has been found alive in a trash can on Chaney Street in Greenville. Greenville Police says a newborn baby boy has been found alive in a trash can on Chaney Street in Greenville.
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Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. More>>

Lawsuit Filed to Fight Georgia Gay Marriage Ban

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A gay rights group has filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta challenging the state of Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. More>>

Clemson Researchers Develop Robot to Protect Students from School Shooters

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Researchers at Clemson University are developing new technology that could keep students safe from school shooters. More>>

Federal Agency Reverses Approval Of Powdered Alcohol

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The federal agency, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, that originally approved "Palcohol" reversed its position Monday, which is a brand name for powdered alcohol. More>>

Missing Lincolnton Woman Found Dead

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The body of a 72-year-old Lincoln County woman missing since Sunday, April 13th, has been found. More>>

Butt Bridge's Future Will Not Come At the Expense Of Its Past

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Augusta leaders are celebrating the 100th anniversary of an Augusta landmark, the Butt Memorial Bridge, while plans are underway for it's next century. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
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Police Searching For White Van After Georgia Mall Shooting

Police Searching For White Van After Georgia Mall Shooting

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MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police were searching for a suspect after witnesses say a woman was shot in the eye during a gruesome scene at a suburban Atlanta mall. The Marietta Daily Journal reports that the gunman also fired a shot at a bystander who tried to help the woman shortly after 2 p.m. Monday in a parking lot at Cumberland Mall northwest of Atlanta. Police said the shooting happened during some type of confrontation between the man and the woman. The Marietta newspaper reports that the wom... More>>

1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

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Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came... 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: April 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>>

Fort Gordon Clears Confusion About New Missions, Growth

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Fort Gordon wants to clear the air about the new growth expected at the post and its relation to the upcoming Cyber Command Mission. More>>

Cast members, fans question future of TLC's 'Welcome to Myrtle Manor' Video included

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It’s been over a year since the world was first introduced to the colorful cast of ‘Welcome to Myrtle Manor.’ Since it debuted, it’s received plenty of attention – both positive and negative. But the show has caught on with viewers, averaging between 1.1 and 1.3 million viewers per episode, and is now among TLC’s top rated shows. "If the show ended today, we have all been blessed, we have made so many new friends, we... More>>

Waynesboro Declares Slum Areas for State Grant, Citizens Argue Word

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A group of residents in Waynesboro are considering a lawsuit against the City Council after majority voted to consider portions of two Wards slum for state dollars.  More>>

Moose Attack Caught On Tape Video included

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A day of snowmobiling turned into a frightening encounter with a moose for a Maine couple and it was all caught on video. More>>

New Virginia Tech Hokie Ahmed Hill Talks About "Stressful" Decision Video included

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The Aquinas senior star ends up following Buzz Williams to Virginia Tech after getting his release from Marquette.
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Medical mystery: Baby cannot open mouth

Doctors in Canada are puzzled by a 10-month-old baby who was born with a rare condition that does not allow him to open his mouth. More>>

Top Consumer Complaints In SC Video included

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The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs has received more than 1,100 complaints since launching a new and improve online complaint database in January. The top complaints so far in 2014 include issues with cars, cable/cell phone companies and debt collectors. More>>

Work To Start On Making Riverwalk Safer

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 NewsChannel 6 was the first to point out issues with overgrowth at Riverwalk following a brutal assault there last May now with is about to begin to open up sight lines for visitors More>>

Fact Check: RGA Ad Slams Sheheen’s Legal Work Video included

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The national Republican Governors Association is going after South Carolina Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen with a new TV ad that criticizes his work as a lawyer. Are the claims true?
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Ga. School Scores

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State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. More>>

Georgia Gun Bill Waiting on the Governor

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Georgia could soon have some of the nation's most relaxed gun laws if Governor Nathan Deal decides to sign theHouse Bill 60into law. It would allow people with carry permits to bring guns into bars, churches and even some government facilities. But in light of recent school shootings and other acts of violence, the bill has sparked heated debate. Some have even taken to calling the bill the "guns everywhere law" whi... More>>

Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood, Wife Kelli Expecting Baby Boy

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Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum announced Monday he and his wife are expecting a son. More>>

Former Georgia State Senator Charles Walker Hospitalized

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Former Georgia State Senator Charles Walker is recovering at a local hospital after undergoing surgery. More>>

Georgia Releases 2 Years Of School Scores

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State education officials say Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved overall during the last two years. But high schools on average are struggling to boost their students' performance. More>>

CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: April 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>>

Bloodhound Team Captures Wanted Aiken County Robbery Suspect

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A suspect wanted in connection to a March 18th armed robbery in Aiken County is now in custody. More>>

Governor Nathan Deal: Programs Give Students Head Start, Create Skilled Workforce

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Monday, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law legislation creating work-based learning programs for Georgia high school students. More>>

CSRA Morning News Update: April 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>>

12 gold bars found inside Indian man's stomach

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After a 63-year-old man complained a stomach pain in India, doctors removed 12 small gold bars from his stomach during a three-hour surgery.
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Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school. More>>

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  • Police arrest man for cooking meth in Relax Inn hotel room

    Police arrest man for cooking meth in Relax Inn hotel room

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:04:19 GMT
    At least one person is under arrest after a meth lab was uncovered in North Charleston.
    At least one person is under arrest after a meth lab was uncovered in North Charleston.
  • Owner said she didn't want apartment managers to hear it barking

    Dog found with mouth duct taped shut

    Dog found with mouth duct taped shut

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:29 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:29:33 GMT
    A Boynton Beach, Florida woman is accused of animal abuse. Officers were called out to Andrea Curiel's home two weeks ago where they discovered her dog with duct tape wrapped around its mouth. It also was in a very small cage that was not cleaned according to authorities. Apparently she told police she taped the dog's mouth shut because she was afraid managers at the apartment complex would hear it barking. Police said Curiel told them she meant to clean the dog's cage but was running late. ...
    A Boynton Beach, Florida woman is accused of animal abuse. Officers were called out to Andrea Curiel's home two weeks ago where they discovered her dog with duct tape wrapped around its mouth. It also was in a very small cage that was not cleaned according to authorities. Apparently she told police she taped the dog's mouth shut because she was afraid managers at the apartment complex would hear it barking. Police said Curiel told them she meant to clean the dog's cage but was running late. ...
  • Family sues Orangeburg jail over SC man's death

    Family sues Orangeburg jail over SC man's death

    The family of a man who died in the Orangeburg jail is suing, contending he did not get adequate medical care.
    The family of a man who died in the Orangeburg jail is suing, contending he did not get adequate medical care.
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  • WJBF's Brad Means Hosts A Conversation With Augusta's Mayoral Candidates

    WJBF's Brad Means Hosts A Conversation With Augusta's Mayoral Candidates

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:52:05 GMT
    Photo from WJBF News Channel 6's Conversation with Augusta's Mayoral CandidatesPhoto from WJBF News Channel 6's Conversation with Augusta's Mayoral Candidates
    Saturday evening, WJBF News Channel 6's Brad Means hosted a conversation with all five candidates vying to become the next mayor of Augusta. Click to view the segments online.
    Saturday evening, WJBF News Channel 6's Brad Means hosted a conversation with all five candidates vying to become the next mayor of Augusta. Click to view the segments online.
  • News Channel 6 Investigates: Was University Policy Violated When GRU Officer Shot Student?

    News Channel 6 Investigates: Was University Policy Violated When GRU Officer Shot Student?

    Friday, March 28 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-03-28 22:55:17 GMT
    Photo of Georgia Regents University, Donte Lavelle Stewart, who wasw shot by a campus police officer in FebruaryPhoto of Georgia Regents University, Donte Lavelle Stewart, who wasw shot by a campus police officer in February
    The man who was shot by a GRU Police Officer last month has questions he wants answered concerning university policy. Donte Stewart, 19, has been charged with Obstruction and Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer. WJBF News Channel 6’s Mike Miller is always investigating, and he has the story.
    The man who was shot by a GRU Police Officer last month has questions he wants answered concerning university policy. Donte Stewart, 19, has been charged with Obstruction and Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer. WJBF News Channel 6’s Mike Miller is always investigating, and he has the story.
  • March 31st deadline extended if you've already started

    Affordable Health Care - Extension

    Affordable Health Care - Extension

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-03-26 02:51:11 GMT
    The Obama administration is granting more time for people to apply for health care if they started the process but were unable to complete it before the March 31 deadline.OFFICIALS SAYING TONIGHT the administration will be ready to help people -quote- "in line" by the deadline finish their applications, either online or over the phone.The administration is racing to sign up at least 6 million people in the new health insurance markets offering subsidized private coverage.
    The Obama administration is granting more time for people to apply for health care if they started the process but were unable to complete it before the March 31 deadline.OFFICIALS SAYING TONIGHT the administration will be ready to help people -quote- "in line" by the deadline finish their applications, either online or over the phone.The administration is racing to sign up at least 6 million people in the new health insurance markets offering subsidized private coverage.
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  • Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay plan

    Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay plan

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:34:37 GMT
    Warren Buffett says he disapproves of Coca-Cola's highly contested pay plan for its executives.
    Warren Buffett criticized Coca-Cola's pay plan for its executives on Wednesday.
  • Augusta Riverwalk Work Is Opening Eyes

    Augusta Riverwalk Work Is Opening Eyes

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:56:09 GMT
    Photo of Augusta's RiverwalkPhoto of Augusta's Riverwalk
    A brutal assault last year had city leaders focusing on the overgrowth at Augusta's Riverwalk. Tree crews are now cutting into the problem, creating sights to be see.
    A brutal assault last year had city leaders focusing on the overgrowth at Augusta's Riverwalk. Tree crews are now cutting into the problem, creating sights to be see. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
  • Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:27:18 GMT
    Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.
    Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without...
  • U.S./WorldMore>>

  • Astronaut Takes Out Of This World Selfie

    Astronaut Takes Out Of This World Selfie

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:26:39 GMT
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    An astronaut on the International Space Station took an out of this world Selfie.
    An astronaut on the International Space Station took an out of this world Selfie.
  • Amber Alert

    Amber Alert issued for 2 year old Mississippi Girl

    Amber Alert issued for 2 year old Mississippi Girl

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:56:34 GMT
    Amber Alert graphicAmber Alert graphic
    A 7-month-old Mississippi infant is dead and authorities continue to search for her sibling.Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says 2-year-old Maliah Harris disappeared with her parents after her 7-month-old sister, Alyssa, was found dead.County Coroner Greg Merchant says there were no visible signs of injury. An autopsy is being conductedThe Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for the child and her parents — identified 34-year-old Donald Boyd Harris and 31-year-old Allison S...
    A 7-month-old Mississippi infant is dead and authorities continue to search for her sibling.Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says 2-year-old Maliah Harris disappeared with her parents after her 7-month-old sister, Alyssa, was found dead.County Coroner Greg Merchant says there were no visible signs of injury. An autopsy is being conductedThe Mississippi Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for the child and her parents — identified 34-year-old Donald Boyd Harris and 31-year-old Allison S...
  • Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay plan

    Buffett disapproves of Coca-Cola's pay plan

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:34:37 GMT
    Warren Buffett says he disapproves of Coca-Cola's highly contested pay plan for its executives.
    Warren Buffett criticized Coca-Cola's pay plan for its executives on Wednesday.
  • Government/PoliticsMore>>

  • Community Activists Asking Questions About Deadly House Fire

    Community Activists Asking Questions About Deadly House Fire

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:48 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:48:19 GMT
    Some community activists are speaking out about a deadly house fire that happened in the Harrisburg area last month. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    Some community activists are speaking out about a deadly house fire that happened in the Harrisburg area last month. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
  • Augusta Commissioner Says Let The Court Decide City Election Date

    Augusta Commissioner Says Let The Court Decide City Election Date

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:20:39 GMT
    Photo of the lawsuit challenging Augusta's 2014 election datePhoto of the lawsuit challenging Augusta's 2014 election date
    The Federal Court is telling the city to hurry up when it comes to the lawsuit challenging next month's city elections, but one Commissioner says he wants to hear what the court has to say about moving the election back to November.
    The Federal Court is telling the city to hurry up when it comes to the lawsuit challenging next month's city elections, but one Commissioner says he wants to hear what the court has to say about moving the election back to November.
  • Fire Chief And Augusta Commissioner's Report Both Draw Heat

    Fire Chief And Augusta Commissioner's Report Both Draw Heat

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:09:56 GMT
    Photo of Augusta Fire Department Chief Chris JamesPhoto of Augusta Fire Department Chief Chris James
    A detailed report blasting Augusta Fire Chief Chris James for alleged missteps by is in the hands of city leaders, but the Augusta Commissioner behind the report is also being blasted for bringing it forward.
    A detailed report blasting Augusta Fire Chief Chris James for alleged missteps by is in the hands of city leaders, but the Augusta Commissioner behind the report is also being blasted for bringing it forward.
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