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Immigration authorities arrest 60 in targeted effort in Ga.

Immigration Enforcement Arrests

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ATLANTA (AP) - Federal immigration authorities say they arrested 60 people in a targeted five-day operation in metro Atlanta, the Augusta area and northwest Georgia. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a news release.
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"It is the Work of the Enemy" Locals React to Charleston Shooting

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The Allendale community remembers South Carolina Senator Clementa Pinckney. Pinckney was killed Wednesday night's shooting in Charleston, SC. More>>

Nine Dead in Shooting at Downtown Charleston Church

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The Charleston City Police Department confirms  nine people have died in a shooting at a church in Downtown Charleston. More>>

Death of Local Soldier Leaves Family with Many Questions

Death of Local Sailor Leaves Family with Many Questions

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The death of a local soldier still has family and friends questioning what happened.Emanuel County Authorities are investigating the death of 22-year-old Matthew Good. Good is from Louisville, Georgia and served in the Navy.Investigators say he was driving with friends on their way to Tybee Island Saturday morning, when he got out of the car in Emanuel County and started walking. That was the last time he was reportedly seen alive. His body was found off Highway One on Forest Ranger Road. We ... 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>>

Locals React To Senator Pinckney Death Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6 continues to cover the developing story of the shooting in a Charleston Church that left 9 people dead. Nine people are dead including South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney after the shooting during a prayer service at Emmanuel AME Church in Downtown Charleston.Margaret Ann Carter is live in Allendale with local reaction to the senator's death. More>>

Save The Children Targets Macedonia Elementary School Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6's Jennie Montgomery reports on a group that is bringing new life and energy to an old school library in Barnwell County. More>>

Update: Riverwatch Parkway Wrong-Way Driver Trial Enters Third Day Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory provide the latest information from Monique Sullivan's trial. More>>

#UPDATED ON 6: Couple Arrested During Infant Death Investigation Video included

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A 5 1/2 month old boy is dead after deputies were called to a mobile home park in Martinez early Wednesday morning. WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose has the story. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Project Jackson Can Move Forward Video included

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The South Carolina Supreme Court has made a decision on the Project Jackson case. More>>

#TRAFFIC ALERT: Washington Road Back Open After Gas Leak Caused Detour In Columbia County

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that traffic on Washington Road at Hardy McManus Road in Columbia County is being detoured due to a gas leak. More>>

TRAFFIC ALERT: Hereford Farm Road Re-Opened After Crash

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that traffic is stopped on Hereford Farm Road at Columbia Road in Columbia County due to a crash. More>>

#UPDATED ON 6: Missing Richmond County Teen Returns Home

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The search for a Richmond County teenager who was reported missing is now over. More>>

Drivers Plead Not Guilty In Deadly Riverwatch Case That Killed 3 Boys Video included

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Not guilty pleas from both drivers charged in the deadly Riverwatch Accident that happened two weeks ago. More>>

Georgia Man Charged With DUI, Had 3-Year-Old Son In Car

Georgia Man Charged With DUI, Had 3-Year-Old Son In Car

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Police say a man has been arrested for driving under the influence with his 3-year-old son in the car.The Athens Banner-Heraldreports 28-year-old Jameel Ahmad Ellis was arrested early Monday morning at Pinewood Apartments in Athens. Police say they were called to the complex on a woman's report Ellis was drinking and had taken their child during a domestic dispute and drove off.An officer found Ellis and the child parked elsewhere in the complex. Ellis reportedly explained ... 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>>

UPDATED: Missing 90-Year-Old Sylvania Man Found

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Law Enforcement needs your help finding a missing elderly man. More>>

Horse Creek Academy In The Running For $20,000 Playground Grant

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An Aiken school needs your vote to win $20,000 for a brand new playground .Horse Creek Academy's "Let's Play" video contest entry is one of ten finalists from schools around the country. More>>

One Deputy Fired, Another on Leave, Wife Dead Video included

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We are uncovering more details about the deputy involved shooting in North Augusta that landed him in jail and left his wife dead. Aiken County Deputy Matthew Blakley is off the job, after seven months of working. Deputies found his wife dead inside their Coulter Drive home in North Augusta. We are digging deeper into the incident that has Blakley facing charges of Involuntary Manslaughter.   More>>

UPDATED: Investigation Complete in Belvedere House Fire Video included

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A woman and her dog are dead after an early Thursday morning fire in a Belvedere, South Carolina neighborhood. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter has the latest information on the investigation. More>>

Cooling Centers Open as Heat Wave Continues

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Grovetown, GA - With near record heat still in the forecast, having that place where you can get out of the sun and cool off is critical. Fortunately, people are getting a little extra help with that in some counties across the CSRA.Cooling centers are open across Richmond, Columbia, and Aiken counties. We visited one of these stations at theColumbia County Senior Center in Grovetown."We target three different areas of the population. Senior citizens, children, and those that suffer from chro... More>>

Georgia Plans to Create Medical Marijuana Registry

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(AP) Georgia officials are expected to announce the launch of a new registry as part of the state's recent passage of a bill legalizing medical marijuana for patients with some medical conditions.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the announcement expected Tuesday comes as the members of the Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis meet. The commission is scheduled to hear a Tuesday presentation about how other states have legalized medical marijuana and similar proposals in Congress... More>>

Donald Trump Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign: 'We Are Going Make our Country Great Again'

U.S. Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower, June 16, 2015, in New York. U.S. Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower, June 16, 2015, in New York.
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Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, reality television star and hair icon, today announced he is taking his first run at the White House.From the iconic Trump Tower in New York City, the Donald told his supporters he is "officially running for president of the United States.""We are going to make our country great again," Trump, who turned 69 on Saturday, declared.He added, "I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created."In 2012, Trump launched a Presidential exploratory commit... More>>

Montgomery County Sheriff Died in Car Crash While Pursuing Burglary Suspect

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Preliminary information regarding this incident is that last night around midnight two Toombs County deputies were assisting a motorist when another vehicle approached them. More>>

Police: Street-Racing Car Hits Kids, Slams Into Church

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Two children were rushed to the hospital after police say a car crashed into a church during a street race in southwest Atlanta. More>>

Road Work To Close One Lane On Windsor Spring Road

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There are several construction projects around the area that could affect your drive. 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>>

Two Teens Hurt in Shark Attacks

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Alarm and high alert on the East coast today, after two separate shark attacks within hours. Two teenagers are recovering from serious injuries -- and as new warnings come out, there are growing concerns about more attacks. Karen Travers has the story. More>>

Balanced City Budget Hangs In Balance Over Storm Water Utility Fee Delay

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Augusta City Administrator Janice Jackson wants a vote on the extending the sales tax to come in November. She also says this year's budget is balanced, based on getting $1.2 million from Storm Water Utility Fee money, if collections start next month. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>

Broad Street Bar Faces Probation

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A bar on Augusta's Broad Street is facing probation for marijuana. More>>

Jury Chosen in Riverwatch Wrong Way Driver Crash Case

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Jury selection is under way in the Monique Sullivan trial. Sullivan is accused of causing a wrong way crash in 2012 on Riverwatch parkway. Monique Sullivan faces several charges including murder. Witnesses say that Sullivan was on the wrong side of Riverwatch parkway for nearly four miles. RELATED STORIES: Trial To Start In Two Weeks For Wrong-Way Riverwatch Parkway DriverWoman Accused In Wrong-Way Riverwatch Parkway Crashes Makes Court AppearanceBREAKING ON 6: Woman Accused In Wrong-Way Rive... More>>

CSRA Cooling Shelters Open As The Heat Rises

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Now that summer is here and the temperatures are going up, there will be many people who may need a cool place to go during the hottest part of the day. We have compiled a list of cooling centers/shelters for Aiken, Columbia County, and Richmond County. More>>

Neighbors Shocked About Grovetown Stabbing Video included

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A late night stabbing in one Columbia County community left one woman dead and her husband in the hospital. The incident happened in Grovetown in the Ivy Falls Subdivision. That's located near William Few Parkway and Baker Place Road. Neighbors are in disbelief because people said the couple kept to themselves, for the most part, and seemed just fine. Tammy Powell woke up shocked to the news that her neighbor is now dead….after just chatting with her Sunday.  More>>

BREAKING ON 6: Drivers In Deadly Riverwatch Parkway Crash Charged

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has charged the two drivers who were involved in a deadly crash on Monday, June 1st on Riverwatch Parkway in Augusta. More>>

UPDATE: Victim's Name Released In Storm Branch Road Accident

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One person is dead after an early morning accident in Aiken County. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the accident happened at 5:34 a.m. on Monday June 15th on Storm Branch Road and Ping Log Road. Only one vehicle was involved in the accident and the driver was ejected from the vehicle. The name of the victim has not been released until the family has been notified. We will update with more information as it becomes available. More>>

Greater Augusta Arts Council To Apply For Grant To Continue 'Art The Box'

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Because of the success of the Art the Box project, Augusta officials want to paint more traffic boxes.The Greater Augusta Arts Council is going to apply for a state tourism grant to fund the painting of at least 12 more boxes.The organization wants the project to go deeper into the Garden City.The Greater Augusta Arts Council is not asking for money from the city, but the Augusta Commission does have to approve the next phase of the project. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Deadly Riverwatch Parkway Accident Report Released

Photo from the scene of the deadly Riverwatch Parkway crash that happened on Monday, June 1st. Photo from the scene of the deadly Riverwatch Parkway crash that happened on Monday, June 1st.
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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released the report on the deadly crash on Riverwatch Parkway that happened on Monday, June 1st just after 5:30 p.m. More>>

UPDATE: US-1 Shut Down In Front Of Aiken Technical College Due To Accident

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Emergency crews are on the scene of an accident on Jefferson Davis Highway in Aiken County. More>>

Embattled NAACP Chapter President Rachel Dolezal Steps Down

Rachel Dolezal, a Spokane, Washington civil rights advocate, appears in an interview with ABC affiliate KXLY, June 10, 2015. Rachel Dolezal, a Spokane, Washington civil rights advocate, appears in an interview with ABC affiliate KXLY, June 10, 2015.
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Embattled NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezal has stepped down amid accusations that she changed her appearance to appear as a different race.Dolezal posted a letter on the Spokane NAACP Facebook page announcing she is leaving her position as president of the chapter."In the eye of this current storm, I can see that a separation of family and organizational outcomes is in the best interest of the NAACP," she said in the post.Dolezal did not directly challenge any accusation made regarding ... More>>

SAY WHAT? Video Shows Cicadas Attacking Reporter

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KSNT Reporter Katya Leick tries hard to work on her story in Fort Riley, Kansas on Tuesday, June 9th but the cicadas around her cause many complications. More>>

UPDATE 6: Suspect Arrested in Amsterdam Drive Shooting

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One man is dead and a woman is injured after a shooting on Amsterdam Drive in Augusta. More>>

Breaking on 6: One Person Dead After Stabbing in Grovetown

One Person Dead After Stabbing in Grovetown

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Grovetown, GA-One woman is dead and a man is injured after a stabbing on Shoreline Drive. More>>

Frantic 911 Calls In North Carolina Shark Attacks Paint Gory Picture

Emergency responders assist a teenage girl at the scene of a shark attack in Oak Island, N.C., Sunday, June 14th. (AP Photo) Emergency responders assist a teenage girl at the scene of a shark attack in Oak Island, N.C., Sunday, June 14th. (AP Photo)
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Frantic 911 calls released Monday morning provided gory details about two separate shark attacks that occurred Sunday on North Carolina's coast. More>>

Bus Accident Hero Video included

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Days after a Barnwell youth group got into an accident in Tennessee, we are hearing the story from one of the teens in the bus. Fifteen church members were in the bus when it happened, but one is now being called a hero. More>>

Aiken Bicyclists Plan to Fight for Shared Lanes

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The Aiken county bicycle pedestrian advisory committee has requested that a mile stretch of Silver Bluff Road be made into shared lanes, but the planning commission voted against it. More>>

Aiken County Deputy Arrested for North Augusta Shooting

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An Aiken County Sheriff's Deputy has been arrested in connection with a shooting in North Augusta. More>>

Woman Admits Having Pills; Gets Arrested

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A Graniteville woman is in the Richmond County jail after a deputy says she admitted to having oxycodone. More>>

Evans Dance Director to Compete in 2015 Southeast Salsa Open Video included

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 Eduardo Diaz is the Artistic Director at Superior Salsa Dance Academy in Evans and he'll soon put his skills to the test against the best in the Southeast. More>>

GMA Sunday Headlines: June 14, 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>>

Youth Group Enriches Community Video included

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A local youth group is spending their summer giving back to the community. For 25 years now, the River Of Life Program has held a summer mission to work on houses in very poor areas of Georgia.  More>>

Loved Ones Remember the man Shot by a Sardis Police Officer Video included

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Family and friends gathered Saturday to remember D'Wayne Burke, the man shot and killed by a Sardis Police Officer in June 2013.  More>>

Updated on 6: Gas Leak Stopped, Repairs Start

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A natural gas leak in Columbia County leads to evacuations and road closures. More>>

Smartphones More Distracting in the South, Study Says Video included

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 A new study shows that texting while driving is no longer the king of the road in terms of distracted driving. More>>

1 Dead in Rollover Crash on I-20

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One person is dead after a tractor-trailer and minivan were involved in a crash on I-20 in Warren County. More>>

Child Molestation Suspect Now in Custody

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office tells News Channel 6 that 43-year-old James Jones, Jr. surrendered Friday. More>>

GMA Saturday Headlines: June 13, 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>>

News Channel 6 Extra: Local ER Wait Times Revealed Video included

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People head to the Emergency Room when they are really sick expecting to get prompt care. But a lot of times all they do is wait in the lobby. “Everybody comes to the emergency department thinking they are the first person that needs to be seen,” said Children's Hospital of Georgia Medical Director Natalie Lane. I'm here. I'm sick. Make me well now. It would be great if that is how all ERs worked, but many people experience the dreaded wait time. More>>

Celebrity Chefs Get Cookin' in Aiken for Mental Health Video included

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Mental health can be taboo, but hundreds of people in the CSRA opened their mouths to help people fight the illness. Downtown Aiken was hot and steamy with an event that was too sweet to miss. Mental Health America Aiken County held its 16th Annual Aiken's Cookin' with Celebrity Chefs fundraiser. Foods were prepared by 21 local cooks, including luscious lemon pound cake baked by News Channel 6's Jennie Montgomery. “It's just a few ingredients. More>>

SAY WHAT? Viral Accident Video Witness Arrested Video included

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A man with green hair and fingernails who was interviewed this week at the scene of a crash that injured a Jackson, Mississippi police officer has been arrested. More>>

Home Alarm Salesmen Using Deceptive Tactics Video included

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The country's largest home security company, ADT, is sounding an alarm about door-to-door salesmen that are trying to trick people into signing up for another security company. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: 15 Injured In Barnwell Church Bus Crash In Tennessee Video included

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We have learned more information on a bus crash in Cleveland, Tennessee involving a church group from Barnwell, South Carolina. More>>

ARC Students Create Cultural Kids Camp Video included

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A group of ARC rising seniors have come together to create a cultural kids camp. Elementary aged students are learning about different cultures and languages during their summer vacation.Campers rotate to different classes throughout the day… including sign language, French and German. Students at the camp have also been able to learn about other cultures including Asian, German and French through their flags, alphabets and short conversational phrases.Anaya Wilson, a senior at ARC says, “The... More>>

Grovetown Woman Charged In Dog's Death

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A Grovetown, Georgia woman has been arrested and is facing charges after being accused of beating, and killing, her family dog. More>>

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Happy Birthday to the Army.Fort Gordon is celebrating the Army's 240th birthday today.They'll begin with a 5k run followed by a cake cutting ceremony.News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter is live outside of Fort Gordon.And Margaret-Ann the celebration will begin shortly.There will be a 5k run that will kick off at 6:30 a.m.Then at 7:30 a.m. there will be a cake cutting ceremony at the Barton Field Amphitheater. And we're told that's going to be a packed ceremony.The youngest officer and young... More>>

Aiken Commissioners Vote Against Bike Lane

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Tuesday Aiken City Commissioners voted against the request for a bike lane on Silver Bluff Road. More>>

Augusta Man Wanted In Child Molestation Case

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Offices is looking for information leading to an Augusta man wanted for child molestation. James Jones Jr., 43, of Augusta, Georgia is 5'09, approximately 240 lbs, has black hair and brown eyes. If you have any information on Jones or his whereabouts you are asked to contact Investigator Charlene Durrence or any violent crimes investigators at the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at 706-821-1020 or 706-821-1080. More>>

Fort Gordon To Conduct Explosives Training

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Fort Gordon will be also be holding training exercises beginning Friday June 12th.The post will be doing explosives ordinance and live fire training from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. both Friday and Saturday June 13th.If you happen to hear any loud booms in that area, this is why. More>>

Funeral To Be Held For Third Victim In Riverwatch Deadly Accident Video included

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Family and friends will say goodbye to a boy whose life was cut tragically short in a car accident.Eric Smalls, 9, will be laid to rest today.The funeral will take place at Macedonia Baptist Church at noon.Smalls, 8 year old Jay Powell, and 9 year old Qumain Jones were all killed after the car they were in was hit by a truck on Riverwatch Parkway on June 1st.The accident report says both drivers were trying to pass through the intersection underneath a red light.No charges have been filed. 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>>

Aiken Farmer's Market in The Alley Helps Local Growers, Boost Economy Video included

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Dozens of Aiken area small businesses chart economic growth with a little help from people who want to eat clean. In a narrow ally, you can find buyers and sellers who want to eat fresh. While the trade can keep some healthy, it keeps others in business. Carolyn Cushman is one of 40 vendors cashing in on the fresh experience. “Oh Lord! You don't know how long they've been in the grocery store and everything.  More>>

School Bus Driver Involved In Deadly Crash On Administrative Leave

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An Aiken County school bus driver who was involved in an accident that killed a student is on administrative leave. More>>

Parking Deck Delays May Cost North Augusta $150K Video included

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The city of North Augusta might have to pay a local medical billing company thousands of dollars because of delays on the Project Jackson parking deck. More>>

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Dr. Azziz Confronts WJBF Crew As He Moves Out Of State-Owned Home Video included

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Outgoing GRU president Dr. Ricardo Azziz confronted a WJBF News Channel 6 crew Thursday as they were filming him moving out of his state-owned home in Augusta. More>>

Big Rig Crashes Prompt Highway Safety Hiring Event

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Two accidents in the Spring of 2015 that involved tractor trailers and also killed 10 people total, have caused Governor Deal to put more big rig oversight on Georgia Highways. More>>

WWE’s Dusty Rhodes Dead at 69

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WWE says Virgil Runnels, a former professional wrestler known by his fans as Dusty Rhodes, has died. He was 69. More>>

Police Follow Leads In Convict Manhunt Video included

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A possible break in the case police, closing down roads and surrounding this wooded area - just three miles from the prison after a source tell ABC News bloodhounds picked up the two fugitives scents last night, leading officers to find an area they believe David Sweat and Richard Matt may have camped out. "There is potentiality that the two escapees had been there, we use the expression bedding down' in that location for a period of time."Still, investigators are looking into the 500 other l... More>>

UPDATE: Paine College Probationary Status Extended One Year

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The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission Colleges (SACS) is meeting behind closed doors discussing the future of Paine College. More>>

UPDATE: Crash Reported In Wagener Involving Semi, Another Vehicle

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We have learned there has been a crash in Wagener, South Carolina involving a tractor-trailer and another vehicle. More>>

Neighbors Remember the Victim Killed in a House Fire Thursday Morning

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64 yea- old Debra Hurst was in the house alone with her dog when they were both killed in the house fire early Thursday morning. People in the area say she was a good friend and a good neighbor. More>>

Governor Haley Signs Bill For Body Cameras Video included

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It's official: Body cameras for all police officers is now the law in south carolina.Governor Nikki Haley signed the new bill into law Wednesday.She says the new law is not about government nor police but about protecting the public.The new bill comes after the shooting death of Walter Scott in April during a routine traffic stop by a Charleston Police officer.Walter Scott's brother says it's a great day for South Carolina."Not only is it a great day for South Carolina, we're leading the way ... More>>

"Star Wars" Actor Sir Christopher Lee Dead At Age 93

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Actor Christopher Lee has died at age 93.Lee was a prolific, aristocratic British actor who brought dramatic gravitas to the low-budget thrills of Hammer Studios' horror films. More>>

NY Prison Escape Search Intensifies After Bloodhounds Pick Up Escapees' Scent, Official Says

From left, David Sweat and Richard Matt are shown in undated photos released by the New York State Police. The two convicted murderers escaped from prison in upstate New York the morning of June 6, 2015. From left, David Sweat and Richard Matt are shown in undated photos released by the New York State Police. The two convicted murderers escaped from prison in upstate New York the morning of June 6, 2015.
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The manhunt for two inmates who escaped from an upstate New York prison intensified after bloodhounds picked up a strong scent, suggesting the escapees could be nearby, an official briefed on the search told ABC News.New York State Police closed a road east of Dannemora to investigate.A stretch of State Route 374 – nearly eight miles long – remains closed this morning, and residents can expect an increased police presence in the area, according to a police news release. In addition, Saranac C... More>>

18-Wheeler Overturned On I-20 at Palmetto Parkway Video included

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol is on the scene of an accident on Interstate-20.It happened shortly before 4 a.m. at the interchange of Interstate-20 and the Palmetto Parkway.We are told a cargo tractor trailer overturned and is blocking the roadway on the Exit 6 ramp.The driver was injured but we don't know the extent of the injuries.If this is part of your morning commute, avoid the area and find an alternate route. More>>

6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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Local Man Says He Worked and Lived with Parkinson's and Sen. Isakson Can Too Video included

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A Columbia County man gave News Channel 6 a deeper look into life with Parkinson's Disease following one politician's announcement that he's living with it. Like Senator Johnny Isakson, Jim Herzberg lives with Parkinson's. He agrees that the Senator can still work because the diagnosis is not a death sentence. “Now, will you die from it? Not really. It's not a disease where you get the death sentence,” he said.  More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Senator Johnny Isakson Reveals 2013 Parkinson's Diagnosis; Will Run for Re-Election Video included

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U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) revealed Wednesday that he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 2013, but he says he is still running for re-election in 2016. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Silver Bluff Road Re-Opened After Water Main Break Repaired

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According to a post on the Aiken Department of Public Safety's Facebook page, Silver Bluff Road has been re-opened after repairs were made following a water main break that happened Tuesday. More>>

San Francisco and NYC Taking Steps To Educate Consumers About Salt and Sugar Video included

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 Lawmakers in California and New York are trying to help you stay healthy, considering legislation about sugar and salt.
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Mother Suing City of Sardis Over Son's Shooting Death

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The mother of a former Sardis police officer has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city for the shooting death of her son.
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UPDATED: Murder Charge Dropped Against Georgia Woman Accused Of Taking Abortion Pill While 5-1/2 Months Pregnant Video included

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A Georgia prosecutor says he has dismissed murder charges against a 23-year-old woman accused of inducing an abortion by taking pills. More>>

Aiken City Council to Vote on Increased Building Height

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Buildings in Aiken could be getting taller. The city's planning commission voted Tuesday night to recommend a maximum height increase for buildings. The current ordinance only allows buildings to go up to 50 feet, but this change would let business owners go up to 75 feet. Talk of increasing building height began this year after the owner of Hotel Aiken proposed an expansion to city officials. Aiken City leaders will have the choice to amend an ordinance that regulates how tall buildings c... More>>

Richmond and Columbia County Teachers will see Pay Raises in 2016

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Good news for teachers in Richmond and Columbia Counties. On Tuesday, Both Boards of Education passed their budgets for next year, and that means more money in teachers' pockets. More>>

Service Dog Goes Above And Beyond To Save His Owner Video included

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A remarkable service dog is being hailed a hero after throwing itself between its blind owner and an oncoming school bus. Now they are both recovering from their injuries. ABC's Linzie Janis has the story.


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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>>

RHETTA CADLE SHARES HER 7-HOUR ORDEAL

Marshall Square Fire Survivor: "I Wasn't Ready to Give Up" Video included

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Marshall Square fire survivor, Rhetta Cadle, tells the story of her 7-hour ordeal, waiting to be rescued from the burning building.
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Rhetta Cadle Describes 7-Hour Ordeal During Marshall Square Fire Video included

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Tonight, in a News Channel 6 exclusive, WJBF's Jennie Montgomery talked to 82-year-old Rhetta Cadle about the hours she spent trapped inside a burning building.
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Storm Fee Versus SPLOST Commissioners Debate Timing Video included

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Augusta Commissioners will try again on getting the next phase of the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax approved, but should the Storm Water Utility Fee be on hold until after the sales tax vote? WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
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UPDATED ON 6: Sprint Foods Store Re-Opened After Car Rammed Into It Video included

Surveillance photo of a man who backed a car into the Sprint Foods Store located on the 500 block of Flowing Wells Road, in Columbia County (Courtesy: Columbia County Sheriff's Office) Surveillance photo of a man who backed a car into the Sprint Foods Store located on the 500 block of Flowing Wells Road, in Columbia County (Courtesy: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
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Columbia County Sheriff's Office investigators looking into an accident in where a vehicle ran into a Sprint Foods Store. More>>

Lawsuit Challenges South Carolina College Regulations For In-State Tuition

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A federal lawsuit accuses South Carolina of unconstitutionally denying college scholarships to resident U.S. citizens and forcing them to pay out-of-state tuition. More>>

Augusta Mom Charged After 2-Year-Old Found Alone Beside Road

Mug shot photo of 35-year-old Rose Crenshaw-Jones Romney, who is charged with 2 counts of Deprivation of a Minor (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot photo of 35-year-old Rose Crenshaw-Jones Romney, who is charged with 2 counts of Deprivation of a Minor (Courtesy: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
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An Augusta mother has been arrested and charged after her 2-year-old daughter was found alone by the side of a road. More>>

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  • "It is the Work of the Enemy" Locals React to Charleston Shooting

    "It is the Work of the Enemy" Locals React to Charleston Shooting

    Thursday, June 18 2015 12:12 PM EDT2015-06-18 16:12:21 GMT
    The Allendale community remembers South Carolina Senator Clementa Pinckney. Pinckney was killed Wednesday night's shooting in Charleston, SC.
    The Allendale community remembers South Carolina Senator Clementa Pinckney. Pinckney was killed Wednesday night's shooting in Charleston, SC.
  • Nine Dead in Shooting at Downtown Charleston Church

    BREAKING: Suspect Caught in Charleston Shooting

    BREAKING: Suspect Caught in Charleston Shooting

    Thursday, June 18 2015 11:29 AM EDT2015-06-18 15:29:15 GMT
    The Charleston City Police Department confirms  nine people have died in a shooting at a church in Downtown Charleston.
    The Charleston City Police Department confirms  nine people have died in a shooting at a church in Downtown Charleston.
  • Death of Local Soldier Leaves Family with Many Questions

    Death of Local Sailor Leaves Family with Many Questions

    Death of Local Sailor Leaves Family with Many Questions

    Thursday, June 18 2015 8:09 AM EDT2015-06-18 12:09:33 GMT
    The death of a local soldier still has family and friends questioning what happened.Emanuel County Authorities are investigating the death of 22-year-old Matthew Good. Good is from Louisville, Georgia and served in the Navy.Investigators say he was driving with friends on their way to Tybee Island Saturday morning, when he got out of the car in Emanuel County and started walking. That was the last time he was reportedly seen alive. His body was found off Highway One on Forest Ranger Road. We ...
    The death of a local soldier still has family and friends questioning what happened.Emanuel County Authorities are investigating the death of 22-year-old Matthew Good. Good is from Louisville, Georgia and served in the Navy.Investigators say he was driving with friends on their way to Tybee Island Saturday morning, when he got out of the car in Emanuel County and started walking. That was the last time he was reportedly seen alive. His body was found off Highway One on Forest Ranger Road. We ...
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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

    When tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, utility companies could track the damage with flying drones. Power companies are experimenting to determine whether small drones can spot trouble on...
  • Caitlyn and Tyreik make it into People Magazine

    Caitlyn and Tyreik make it into People Magazine

    Wednesday, June 24 2015 9:03 AM EDT2015-06-24 13:03:05 GMT
    Caitlyn the dog and Tyreik Gadsden have something in common today. They made it into People Magazine. The popular entertainment magazine covered the story of Caitlyn showing up to Tyreik Gadsden's fundraiser with toys and a $1,000 check to help with Gadsden's medical bills. They even got an exclusive interview with Tyreik's mom. Check it out!READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
    Caitlyn the dog and Tyreik Gadsden have something in common today. They made it into People Magazine. The popular entertainment magazine covered the story of Caitlyn showing up to Tyreik Gadsden's fundraiser with toys and a $1,000 check to help with Gadsden's medical bills. They even got an exclusive interview with Tyreik's mom. Check it out!READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
  • Caitlyn Update: doing great, inside of mouth healing nicely

    Caitlyn Update: doing great, inside of mouth healing nicely

    Tuesday, June 23 2015 7:28 AM EDT2015-06-23 11:28:07 GMT
    The Charleston Animal Society posted an update about #Caitlyn the Dog on facebook on Thursday night (6/11) letting everyone know that she would be undergoing surgery again.The post read: "#Caitlyn UPDATE June 11th Dr.Bianucci, Caitlyn's primary surgeon from Veterinary Specialty Care - SC, texted that #Caitlyn had a little setback and he will have to take care of the wound under her chin because it has opened up. He will probably put her under tomorrow to re-sutured. #pray4Caitlyn #iamCaitlyn ...
    The Charleston Animal Society posted an update about #Caitlyn the Dog on facebook on Thursday night (6/11) letting everyone know that she would be undergoing surgery again.The post read: "#Caitlyn UPDATE June 11th Dr.Bianucci, Caitlyn's primary surgeon from Veterinary Specialty Care - SC, texted that #Caitlyn had a little setback and he will have to take care of the wound under her chin because it has opened up. He will probably put her under tomorrow to re-sutured. #pray4Caitlyn #iamCaitlyn ...
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  • "It is the Work of the Enemy" Locals React to Charleston Shooting

    "It is the Work of the Enemy" Locals React to Charleston Shooting

    Thursday, June 18 2015 12:12 PM EDT2015-06-18 16:12:21 GMT
    The Allendale community remembers South Carolina Senator Clementa Pinckney. Pinckney was killed Wednesday night's shooting in Charleston, SC.
    The Allendale community remembers South Carolina Senator Clementa Pinckney. Pinckney was killed Wednesday night's shooting in Charleston, SC.
  • Nine Dead in Shooting at Downtown Charleston Church

    BREAKING: Suspect Caught in Charleston Shooting

    BREAKING: Suspect Caught in Charleston Shooting

    Thursday, June 18 2015 11:29 AM EDT2015-06-18 15:29:15 GMT
    The Charleston City Police Department confirms  nine people have died in a shooting at a church in Downtown Charleston.
    The Charleston City Police Department confirms  nine people have died in a shooting at a church in Downtown Charleston.
  • Death of Local Soldier Leaves Family with Many Questions

    Death of Local Sailor Leaves Family with Many Questions

    Death of Local Sailor Leaves Family with Many Questions

    Thursday, June 18 2015 8:09 AM EDT2015-06-18 12:09:33 GMT
    The death of a local soldier still has family and friends questioning what happened.Emanuel County Authorities are investigating the death of 22-year-old Matthew Good. Good is from Louisville, Georgia and served in the Navy.Investigators say he was driving with friends on their way to Tybee Island Saturday morning, when he got out of the car in Emanuel County and started walking. That was the last time he was reportedly seen alive. His body was found off Highway One on Forest Ranger Road. We ...
    The death of a local soldier still has family and friends questioning what happened.Emanuel County Authorities are investigating the death of 22-year-old Matthew Good. Good is from Louisville, Georgia and served in the Navy.Investigators say he was driving with friends on their way to Tybee Island Saturday morning, when he got out of the car in Emanuel County and started walking. That was the last time he was reportedly seen alive. His body was found off Highway One on Forest Ranger Road. We ...
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  • Caitlyn and Tyreik make it into People Magazine

    Caitlyn and Tyreik make it into People Magazine

    Wednesday, June 24 2015 9:03 AM EDT2015-06-24 13:03:05 GMT
    Caitlyn the dog and Tyreik Gadsden have something in common today. They made it into People Magazine. The popular entertainment magazine covered the story of Caitlyn showing up to Tyreik Gadsden's fundraiser with toys and a $1,000 check to help with Gadsden's medical bills. They even got an exclusive interview with Tyreik's mom. Check it out!READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
    Caitlyn the dog and Tyreik Gadsden have something in common today. They made it into People Magazine. The popular entertainment magazine covered the story of Caitlyn showing up to Tyreik Gadsden's fundraiser with toys and a $1,000 check to help with Gadsden's medical bills. They even got an exclusive interview with Tyreik's mom. Check it out!READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE
  • Caitlyn Update: doing great, inside of mouth healing nicely

    Caitlyn Update: doing great, inside of mouth healing nicely

    Tuesday, June 23 2015 7:28 AM EDT2015-06-23 11:28:07 GMT
    The Charleston Animal Society posted an update about #Caitlyn the Dog on facebook on Thursday night (6/11) letting everyone know that she would be undergoing surgery again.The post read: "#Caitlyn UPDATE June 11th Dr.Bianucci, Caitlyn's primary surgeon from Veterinary Specialty Care - SC, texted that #Caitlyn had a little setback and he will have to take care of the wound under her chin because it has opened up. He will probably put her under tomorrow to re-sutured. #pray4Caitlyn #iamCaitlyn ...
    The Charleston Animal Society posted an update about #Caitlyn the Dog on facebook on Thursday night (6/11) letting everyone know that she would be undergoing surgery again.The post read: "#Caitlyn UPDATE June 11th Dr.Bianucci, Caitlyn's primary surgeon from Veterinary Specialty Care - SC, texted that #Caitlyn had a little setback and he will have to take care of the wound under her chin because it has opened up. He will probably put her under tomorrow to re-sutured. #pray4Caitlyn #iamCaitlyn ...
  • Donald Trump Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign: 'We Are Going Make our Country Great Again'

    Donald Trump Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign: 'We Are Going Make our Country Great Again'

    Tuesday, June 16 2015 2:05 PM EDT2015-06-16 18:05:05 GMT
    U.S. Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower, June 16, 2015, in New York.U.S. Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during an event at Trump Tower, June 16, 2015, in New York.
    Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, reality television star and hair icon, today announced he is taking his first run at the White House.From the iconic Trump Tower in New York City, the Donald told his supporters he is "officially running for president of the United States.""We are going to make our country great again," Trump, who turned 69 on Saturday, declared.He added, "I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created."In 2012, Trump launched a Presidential exploratory commit...
    Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, reality television star and hair icon, today announced he is taking his first run at the White House.From the iconic Trump Tower in New York City, the Donald told his supporters he is "officially running for president of the United States.""We are going to make our country great again," Trump, who turned 69 on Saturday, declared.He added, "I will be the greatest jobs president that God ever created."In 2012, Trump launched a Presidential exploratory commit...
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  • Nine Dead in Shooting at Downtown Charleston Church

    BREAKING: Suspect Caught in Charleston Shooting

    BREAKING: Suspect Caught in Charleston Shooting

    Thursday, June 18 2015 11:29 AM EDT2015-06-18 15:29:15 GMT
    The Charleston City Police Department confirms  nine people have died in a shooting at a church in Downtown Charleston.
    The Charleston City Police Department confirms  nine people have died in a shooting at a church in Downtown Charleston.
  • Locals React To Senator Pinckney Death

    Locals React To Senator Pinckney Death

    Thursday, June 18 2015 6:49 AM EDT2015-06-18 10:49:53 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6 continues to cover the developing story of the shooting in a Charleston Church that left 9 people dead. Nine people are dead including South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney after the shooting during a prayer service at Emmanuel AME Church in Downtown Charleston.Margaret Ann Carter is live in Allendale with local reaction to the senator's death.
    WJBF News Channel 6 continues to cover the developing story of the shooting in a Charleston Church that left 9 people dead. Nine people are dead including South Carolina State Senator Clementa Pinckney after the shooting during a prayer service at Emmanuel AME Church in Downtown Charleston.Margaret Ann Carter is live in Allendale with local reaction to the senator's death.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Project Jackson Can Move Forward

    UPDATED ON 6: Project Jackson Can Move Forward

    Wednesday, June 17 2015 5:35 PM EDT2015-06-17 21:35:15 GMT
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    The South Carolina Supreme Court has made a decision on the Project Jackson case.
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has made a decision on the Project Jackson case.
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