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Augusta Aviation First All-Female Charter Crew

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Augusta Aviation is now the home of a very rare sight - the first all-female crew flying charters across state lines.  More>>

Permit Holders Oppose SC Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons Carry Without Training

Permit Holders Oppose SC Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons Carry Without Training

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The South Carolina House passed a bill this week that would allow residents to carry concealed weapons without a permit. The proposed bill would affect about 255,000 South Carolinians who have permits now. Supporters of the bill said people would be able to exercise their constitutional rights without regulations, but there are some permit holders who aren't in favor of letting just anyone walk around with concealed weapons without the proper training. Training just like this is something tha... More>>

Person Tries to Rob Check Cashing Business

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for the person who tried to break into a check cashing business. More>>

GMA Sunday Headlines: April 26, 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>>

Evans Woman is 'Sexiest Vegan Next Door' Finalist Video included

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It's time for PETA to name this year's Sexiest Vegan Next Door—and 42-year-old Evans resident Charina Baker might just take home the title. She beat out hundreds of other entrants from across the U.S. to become one of 10 female contestants to advance to the final round. More>>

Cash Reward for Information in 2 Aiken County Murders Brings Families Hope Video included

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or the ATF, has announced a 5,000 dollar reward for any information that can lead them to the suspects involved in 2 unsolved murders. The family of one of the victims hopes this will help.

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3 Arrested in Armed Robberies; Deputies Searching for Last Suspect

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Four people are in the Richmond Countyjail in connection to several robberies, two of them charged in a home invasion. More>>

Car Accident Causes Gas Leak

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Officials have confirmed a two car accident has caused a gas Leak in North Augusta. More>>

Update: Man Robbed, Shot in the Leg in Augusta Video included

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Richmond County Deputies are looking into a shooting at Mount Zion Garden Apartments on Amsterdam Drive. More>>

Health Officials Say Ice Cream is Safe Despite Some Recalls

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Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat - even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.

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Hundreds Dead After Earthquake in Nepal Video included

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Officials say a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in a densely populated area of Nepal has killed more than 700 people across a swath of four countries, with the death toll expected to keep climbing.  More>>

GMA Saturday Headlines: April 25, 2015 Video included

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

Student Athletes To Receive Cardiac Screenings Video included

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Students play dozens of different sports across the CSRA every year. Some of the players could be at risk for sudden cardiac death, having no signs or symptoms. Basketball, football, soccer and cheerleading can all be exciting sports, but they each take a lot of work and in some cases, that work could be too much for the heart to handle. One of the most vital organs of the body plays a major role in sporting events.  More>>

Friends Remember GSU Nursing Student Killed in Car Crash Video included

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One of the five Georgia Southern University students killed in a car accident on Wednesday was a CSRA native. Caitlyn Baggett was born and raised in Millen, Ga. Now her family and friends are remembering her for the kind-hearted person she always was. More>>

Investigation Into Truck Involved In Accident That Killed 5 GSU Students Finds Hundreds Of Violations Video included

Photo from the scene of a deadly crash on I-16 that happened Wednesday. Five Georgia Southern University nursing students were killed in the crash (Credit: ABC News) Photo from the scene of a deadly crash on I-16 that happened Wednesday. Five Georgia Southern University nursing students were killed in the crash (Credit: ABC News)
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A check of the company that owns a truck involved in a deadly crash on I-16, in which 5 Georgia Southern University nursing students died, shows hundreds of violations. More>>

RCSO Talks Supreme Court Traffic Stop Ruling

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The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that prolonging traffic stops without reasonable suspicion violates the constitution's protection against unreasonable seizures. More>>

Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million

The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over... More>>

Community Stays "Westfield Strong" After High School Stage Collapse

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A stage collapsed at Westfield Washington High School Thursday night, leaving more than a dozen students injured and witnesses shocked.
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Advance Notice Of Power Outages For Some Harlem Residents

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Georgia Power Company customers in the Harlem area will experience two short power outages on Sunday, April 26th. The planned outages will occur at 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. and each will last approximately five minutes. According to an area manager with Georgia Power, the outages are associated with planned maintenance and equipment testing at the Harlem Substation. More>>

ATF Offers Reward in Two South Carolina Homicide Investigations

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), has announced a reward up to $5,000.00, for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Donnie Lee Brooks Junior.On January 11, 2015, Donnie Lee Brooks Junior was shot and killed in the Ridgeview Manor Apartments in North Augusta, S.C. The suspect/s fled the scene and has not been identified to date.This violent crime is being investigated by the ATF Reg... More>>

Georgia University Cancels Classes In Flap Over Flag Protest

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VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) - Uproar over a protest in which demonstrators walked on an American flag has prompted a south Georgia university to cancel classes ahead of a rally expected to draw crowds of flag supporters to Valdosta.Valdosta State University posted a message on its website saying Friday classes were canceled "in the interest of the safety of our students, faculty, and staff." A large rally in support of the American flag is planned outside the campus Friday afternoon.WALB-TV reports th... More>>

Road Closure On Old Evans Road Video included

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The Riverwatch Parkway Extension project will cause some detours beginning Friday April 24th.The Georgia Department of Transportation will close Old Evans Road near Conner Drive at 9 p.m.The road will be closed so that a 36-inch sanitary sewer line can be installed.Detour signs will be in place this weekend to get you around the work area.The road is scheduled to reopen at 7 a.m. Monday. 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>>

Murphey Middle and Josey High Merger Could Happen All At Once Video included

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Richmond County School System made a big change to its original timeline for merging students from one local middle school into the nearby high school. Administrators told parents this decision came after reviewing community feedback from several Rightsizing meetings in order to improve the district. Parents learned that their sixth, seventh and eighth grade children could be walking the halls with high school students sooner.  More>>

WJBF EXTRA: Inside Heart Health (Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, or Something Else?) Video included

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It is one of the first things your doctor will have a conversation with you about;your cholesterol level, especially if the numbers aren't good. The reason is to help keep you from becoming a victim of heart disease. According to one local heart surgeon, cholesterol control is not the key to keeping you off of his operating table. It is the sweet stuff that you need to push away after dinner each night. Our Renetta DuBose has more in a WJBF EXTRA report.
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GSU Mourning the Loss of 5 Nursing Students Video included

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Georgia Southern students, staff, family and friends are mourning this evening. Kevin Holmes reports. More>>

Sacred Heart Garden Festival Preview Party

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The Sacred Heart Garden Festival kicked off Thursday with a preview party.  More>>

Nikki Haley Declares May Teacher Appreciation Month

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Gov. Nikki Haley is encouraging residents to thank teachers for their contributions to children and South Carolina's future. More>>

James Brown Statue To Get Makeover In The Name Of Economic Development Video included

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This week, Augusta Commissioners approved a new subcommittee to generate ideas to promote economic development and draw people to Augusta. The first order of business of the committee will be to draw people downtown by enhancing the James Brown Statue and surrounding area. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
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Laney's Hall Works Out for NFL Scouts Video included

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Laney's Rod Hall, who just wrapped up his basketball career at Clemson, worked out for NFL scouts on Thursday.
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April 22, 2015

Kimberely Scott with 'Fort Gordon Children & Youth School Services Video included

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This facility on Fort Gordon is said to be one of the only facilities in the CSRA that is connected with the 'National Association for the Education of Young Children'
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Sheriff Roundtree, Deputies Out In Force To Ease River Glen Apartments Residents Concerns Video included

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is trying to help out a crime-ridden apartment complex. This comes after a 54-year-old homeless man was beaten to death there early Tuesday morning. Sheriff Richard Roundtree met with residents at River Glen Apartments Thursday afternoon, and our Mike Miller tells us about the Sheriff's message to residents. More>>

WJBF EXTRA: Inside Heart Health (Heart Disease, The Silent Killer) Video included

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When was the last time you paid attention to how your heart beats? The rhythm, how you're breathing and how you're feeling in general? Just small changes in how you feel could mean big problems with your most important muscle. Heart disease is a silent killer. Many victims never even considered they were walking time bombs and those are the heart patients that survived. Our Renetta DuBose has more in a WJBF EXTRA report.
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Suspect In Augusta Armed Robberies Sought

Mug shot of 22- year-old Byron Danta Harris, who is wanted in connection to two armed robberies in Augusta (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot of 22- year-old Byron Danta Harris, who is wanted in connection to two armed robberies in Augusta (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in locating a suspect wanted in connection to two armed robberies. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Developer Looking At Several Options To Locate Water Park

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The developer of a proposed water park says he is considering several locations for his water park. More>>

DEVELOPING ON 6: Teen Charged In Deadly Thomson Stabbing

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned there has been a deadly stabbing in Thomson, Georgia. More>>

Brad Means Does My Job: Working With Gracie Video included

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Brad Means Does My Job: Working with Gracie will air Thursday, April 30th at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on WJBF News Channel 6. In this story, Brad works with Gracie the therapy dog. More>>

Latest on GSU nursing students killed in I16 accident Video included

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The tanker truck in the accident is no longer in the ditch.  Crews are now attempting to remove another one of the tractor trailers.   Eastbound lanes are still closed.  Stay with wsav.com for the very latest. More>>

Augusta Fire Department Credits Teen With Saving His Parents During House Fire

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The Augusta Fire Department saluting a brave 17-year-old who saved his parents' lives during a house fire last Saturday. More>>

Aiken Technical College #1 In Graduate Job Placement Rates Among South Carolina Technical Colleges

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Aiken Technical College has achieved the highest graduate job placement rate statewide, ahead of 15 other colleges in the South Carolina Technical College System. More>>

GEMA: Tornado Safety Tips, Infographic On Anniversary Of Outbreak

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With the anniversary of one of Georgia's most devastating tornado outbreaks just a few days away and the potential for severe weather this weekend, GEMA is encouraging all residents to be informed, make a plan and build a kit for severe storms. More>>

Marijuana Summit Being Held In South Carolina

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National experts in a variety of fields are gathering in Columbia this week for a summit on marijuana. More>>

2015 Augusta Sports Council G.A.M.E.S. Finalists Announced

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The Augusta Sports Council has announced the finalists for the 24th annual Greater Augusta Medals for Excellence in Sports (G.A.M.E.S.) Awards. More>>

Where Will Scuttle's Island Water Park Be Built? Video included

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A proposed water park will no longer happen in Columbia County. Now, the developer wants to build somewhere else. WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story. More>>

CSRA's Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.8% In March

CSRA's Unemployment Rate Declines To 6.8% In March

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The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Central Savannah River (CSR) region for March was 6.8 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.0 percent in February. The rate in March 2014 was 8.1 percent. The rate declined as the number of unemployed residents decreased by 426 to 13,698 from 14,124 in February. However, there were 50, or 4.0 percent, more new claims for unemployment insurance filed in March, as the number increased to 1,300 fro... More>>

Richmond County BOE Pulls Blue Bell Ice Cream From Schools

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Richmond County Schools have discontinued serving Blue Bell Ice Cream for the remaining of the school year. WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory spoke with the school nutrition department and they stated the Blue Bell has been having frequent product recalls since February which prompted the department to no longer serve this brand of ice cream.RELATED: Blue Bell Creameries Issues Recall of All Products More>>

Dr. Azziz's Last State of the Enterprise Address

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The President of Georgia Regents University gave his final State of the Enterprise address on Wednesday. More>>

UPDATE: SUSPECTS ARRESTED in Wrightsville, Georgia Robbery Video included

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The Wrightsville, Georgia Police Department needs your help tonight in identifying two suspects involved in an armed robbery at D&D Package Shop Monday, April 20th.
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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>>

9 Arrests Made in Kentucky Bourbon Heist

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(WAVE) Kentucky authorities have made nine arrests in a highly-publicized bourbon heist that resulted in the loss of 65 cases of coveted "Pappy Van Winkle".Eight men and a woman are accused of theft in an indictment that alleges they were engaged in organized crime, a conspiracy to steal and sell bourbon and to sell steroids, dating to 2008."This all came together through softball," Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton said. "Why would that not shock you, right?Gilbert "Toby" Curtsinger, 45, a ... More>>

Georgia Southern University mourns loss of 5 students in tragic accident

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 Georgia Southern University came together to mourn the loss of 5 nursing students on Wednesday. They were killed in an car accident on I-16 in Bryan County.

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Bill Would Add Firing Squad To SC Execution Methods Video included

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A new proposal in the Statehouse would make 'death by firing squad'an option for South Carolina's death row inmates. “[Currently] when you're convicted of a capital crime - the death penalty- you can elect either by electrocution or you can elect by lethal injection,” said Rep. Joshua Putnam, the bill's sponsor. The problem is South Carolina is out of drugs for lethal injection. “Pharmaceutical companies are deciding not to sell those to states for executions anymore,” he explained. This me... More>>

GSU Students Killed in Accident Identified Video included

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The campus of Georgia Southern University is mourning the loss of five students this afternoon. The University has notified the student body that the following nursing students, all juniors, were killed in an accident on I-16. More>>

Governor Deal Sets Date to Sign Ava’s Law

Autism bill brings hope to thousands of Georgia kids.
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Golden Apple: Teresa Anthony

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Teresa Anthony was meant to be in this classroom making these sweet sounds."It was something I was born with. I had a talent that my parents recognized when I was very young," she says. Ms. Anthony started taking piano lessons when she was 5. At first, her parents did not purchase a piano for their home."So I practiced at my grandmother's house for about two years, and then on my first recital after the first year of piano lessons. My mom said I came home and played everybody else's piano pie... More>>

SC DMV Settles Lawsuit Over Transgender Teen’s License Photo Video included

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The SC DMV has settled a lawsuit brought by a 17-year-old transgender teen over its refusal to let her take her driver's license photo while wearing makeup.
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Senators Isakson, Perdue Praise Passage Legislation to Help Victims of Human Trafficking

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U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) praised Senate passage of bipartisan legislation to help victims of human trafficking.
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Major CNT Bust Targets Meth Selling Gang Operating Across The State

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A major gang selling Meth throughout the state of Georgia – largely organized from prison. It's an organization the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team has been working to take down for more than a year and a half.
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Watches and Warnings: Know the Difference During Severe Weather Season Video included

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Augusta, GA - As severe weather season continues, it's important to know the difference between a watch and a warning.A watch is issued when conditions are favorable for development. They are issued up to 6 hours in advance, depending on the type of watch. Be prepared to take action when a watch is issued. A warning is issued when severe weather is occurring and/or is detected by doppler radar. Warnings are issued anywhere from a few minutes up to an hour before severe storms impact a given l... More>>

Adopt-A-Pet: April 22, 2015

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Heartsong Animal Rescue is in the business of saving lives.You can help with the group's mission.Here to tell us how is the Director, Loretta Emmons.Also joining us today is Anne Sawyer, our Adopt-A-Pet Coordinator and our good friend Avis Lyle. More>>

WJBF EXTRA: Shattered American Dreams

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Imagine the American Dream, your very own house you can call home. What if your American Dream is shattered? More>>

Richmond County BOE Votes For Flexibility Option Video included

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The Richmond County Board of Education makes a decision about how to run the district.The school district decided to go with flexibility option I-E2 which gives the board flexibility to innovate.School systems in Georgia must choose an option by the June 30th deadline.School Board Members say the I-E2 option was the best choice for the students in Richmond County.Jack Padgett with the Richmond County School Board says, "Under the current system we would not have any exemptions for classroom s... More>>

Sean Frantom Sworn In For District 7 Video included

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Augusta's newest Commissioner is officially on the job.Sean Frantom taking the oath of office Tuesday before taking the District 7 seat.Frantom defeated sitting commissioner Hap Harris, who was nominated by Mayor Pro-Tem Grady Smith. More>>

Lights of the South Gets Green Light Video included

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A popular Columbia County attraction is a go for this winter. Lights of the South will be in operation following months of Planning and Zoning Commissioners calling for owner Benjamin Bell to make changes. Bell has spent most of this year waiting to tell his supporters one thing. “Merry Christmas!”  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>>

Warning: Smartphone Apps May Be Stealing Your Personal Info Video included

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You might be unknowingly opening a door to cyber thieves by downloading certain free apps that are actually designed to steal your identity, your financial data, even spy on you. More>>

SC House, Senate Panels Pass Body Camera Bills

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Efforts to put body cameras on all police officers in South Carolina moved forward Tuesday as a House subcommittee passed one bill and a full Senate committee passed its own version. The bills would require all state and local law enforcement officers to wear cameras that record their interactions with the public. The bills have picked up momentum after the shooting death of Walter Scott in North Charleston, an unarmed black man who was shot in the back as he ran from a white officer. That of... More>>

SC House, Senate Panels Pass Body Camera Bills Video included

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Plans to require all SC police officers to wear body cameras moved ahead today, with two votes at the Statehouse. But how they'd be paid for is still a big concern. More>>

Cleanup Continues After Tornado Hits Aiken County

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Aiken, SC - Sunday April 21st saw some of the most active weather of the 2015 severe weather season.By the early evening, three tornadoes had touched down. One of these tornadoes remained on the ground for an extended period of time and passed right through the city of Aiken. The National Weather Service rated this tornado an EF-2 on the Enhanced Fujita scale in light of the extensive damage it caused."We had a lot of powerlines down, trees down, and then when we got to looking into some of t... More>>

Local Pastor Credits Presence in Troubled Community to Lower Crime Rates

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The Richmond County Sheriff's office is investigating a murder in an east Augusta neighborhood from late Monday night. Deputies were called to River Glen apartments around 1 a.m. River Glen has had several murders over the past few years, but Richmond County investigators said crime has actually gone down in the neighborhood. One local pastor said the presence of her ministry is helping build the community back up. “When they hear, blessings, they come running," said Pastor Angela Harden. Har... More>>

Quick Cooking with /Karin Calloway: Minced Chicken with Basil

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I usually keep some form of ground meat in my freezer to defrost for meals on a busy weeknight-and most of the time the meat I have on hand is ground chicken.
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Home Invasion; Three Women Robbed

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Richmond County investigators are searching for two men who they say tied up and robbed three women on Sunday.It happened on Holden Drive, just off Central Avenue.Deputies say the suspects knocked on the door, then forced their way in and tied up two women inside.A neighbor who came over during the robbery was also tied up."Regardless of the time of day, Regardless of the day of the week if you don't recognize who it is don't answer your door. If you are feeling kinda suspicions about the sit... More>>

UPDATED: Augusta Man Arrested on Child Cruelty Charges

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested an Augusta man on charges of cruelty to children. According to the incident, report deputies responded to call about a custody dispute at the 3100 block of Lake Forest Drive on Saturday April 18th. According to William Smith and his fiancee, they left their 5-year-old daughter with Smith's mother while at a birthday party at Chuckee Cheese. Smith told police his mother called and stated that she was not returning their daughter back because sh... More>>

Developing on 6: Columbia County Water Park Plans Scrapped

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Plans for a water park in Columbia County have been scrapped, according to a member of the Lights of the South support group.Rusty Molton tells News Channel 6 an attorney for Ben Bell, who announced plans to build the water park, has written a letter to Columbia County Chairman Ron Cross asking to withdraw the rezoning application for the park.The park was planned to be built on the same land where the popular holiday attraction, Lights of the South is held every year.Last week, the Columbia ... More>>

Georgia Pair Arrested and Charged With Workers' Compensation Fraud

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A six month investigation conducted by the Georgia State Board of Workers' Compensation's Enforcement Division has led to the arrest of a Rincon, Georgia man and woman on multiple counts of workers' compensation insurance fraud including Theft by Deception and Conspiracy to Commit Insurance Fraud charges. According to Enforcement Division Director Stan Bexley, Kenny Reddick, age 52 and Linda Crawford age 36 were arrested Monday afternoon, April 20, 2015, and transported to the Effingham Count... More>>

UPDATE: South Carolina Highway Patrol Investigating Deputy Involved Accident

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating an accident involving an Aiken County deputy. More>>

John Stamos Confirms Full House Sequel

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Fans of the 90's hit sitcom “Full House” have reason to celebrate.John Stamos, who played Uncle Jesse, announced on Jimmy Kimmel Live Monday night that a sequel is coming soon to Netflix.Netflix has ordered 13 episodes of the reunion which will be called “Fuller House”.Stamos said he will reprise his role as Uncle Jesse in the sequel. The show will also center around DJ Tanner, Stephanie Tanner and their neighbor, Kimmy Gibler.Netflix says it is talking to other “Full House” stars, including ... More>>

Blue Bell Creameries Issues Recall of All Products

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Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria.The company "cannot say with certainty" how the bacteria was introduced to its facilities, Blue Bell's chief executive Paul Kruse said in a statement. Blue Bell issued the recall that includes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks distributed in 23 state... More>>

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Going All Natural Video included

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Kraft Macaroni and Cheese is getting a healthier makeover.It will soon go all natural and be made with fresh spices.All boxes will be synthetic free starting January of 2016.The company promises that its mac and cheese will still taste the same. More>>

Temporary Road Closure On Mason McKnight Jr Parkway

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There will be a temporary road closure on Mason McKnight Jr Pkwy starting Tuesday April 21st. The road closure will prevent any traffic on Mason McKnight Jr Pkwy between Wheeler Rd and the roundabout. The temporary road closure will begin at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 21, 2015 and remained closed until 5:00 p.m., Saturday, April 25, 2015.Drivers will need to use Wheeler Rd, Flowing Wells Rd, Pleasant Home Rd as a detour route.The temporary road closure is to allow for a tie in of two sanitary... More>>

Student Caught Plotting a Shooting on the Anniversary of the Columbine massacre

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A Columbia, SC student caught planning a shooting attack on his school, on the 16th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. More>>

Man Wounded In Shooting Involving Lexington Sheriff's Deputy

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IRMO, S.C. (AP) - A man has been shot and wounded by a Lexington County sheriff's deputy at a home in Irmo.Sheriff's Maj. John Allard said officers were called to a home around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Sheriff Lewis McCarty said the man visiting the home was suicidal and had just been released from a hospital.Allard said the details on the shooting were still under investigation. He did not know how many deputies were involved and how many may have fired. He also did not know if the man who was sho... More>>

Rally To Be Held For Lights Of The South Video included

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A peaceful protest will be held this evening to save the popular holiday event.The license of the business was revoked last week.Commissioners are set to discuss the license at Tuesday night's meeting. More>>

Sentencing For Boston Bomber To Start Video included

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The sentencing portion of the Boston Bombing Trial is set to start this morning.Jurors will now decide whether convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev will receive life or death. 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>>

One Man Dead From Apparent Beating in Richmond County

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Homicide investigation underway at River Glen Apartments in Augusta... More>>

Columbia County Vision 2035: County Preservation Video included

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Citizens spoke out about one local county that's growing fast and how they hope it looks in the future. The public began working on Vision 2035. Talks about traffic, housing and keeping the country feeling were all on the table. This is a conversation that happens every decade as the state of Georgia requires counties to look 20 years ahead. Melissa Llinas wants to keep Columbia County just like the name reads; the county. “I would like to see some development. Right now,  More>>

WJBF EXTRA: Mayor Hardie Davis' First 100 Days In Office Video included

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Elected in June of 2014, he finally took office in January of 2015. Now, just a few months into his administration, Mayor Hardie Davis sat down WJBF News Channel 6's Kimberely Scott to reflect on his first 100 days in office. More>>

Bill Would Ban Sale of Unsafe Used Tires in SC Video included

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SC would ban the sale of unsafe used tires under a bill scheduled to come up for a vote in a House committee Tuesday. The bill defines “unsafe” and imposes a fine of up to $500.
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The CSRA's first and only comprehensive facility, the GRHealth Digestive Health Center, is celebrating its Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting. Director Dr. Satish Rao gives WJBF's Jennie Montgomery a preview. More>>

Home in Aiken Neighborhood Completely Destroyed by Tornado

Home in Aiken Neighborhood Completely Destroyed by Tornado Video included

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People in Fox Hollow, a subdivision on the outskirts of Aiken, are still working to save part of a home that was destroyed. The people who own that home weren't there at the time of the tornado. This is used as their winter home, but neighbors are coming together to help the couple who lives in Pennsylvania. Total devastation, that's how neighbors are describing the only house hit in their community by a tornado. Chris Hays was home next door on Sunday afternoon when the winds ripped through ... More>>

Augusta Commission Looks To Move Public Defenders Office, But Where Remains The Question

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Cramped and in terrible condition, Augusta leaders say it's time for employees in the Public Defender's Office to get a new building, but finding new space could prove difficult and expensive. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
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Storm Damage Cleanup Underway In South Augusta Video included

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The revving of a chainsaw is part of the big job to clean up storm damage in Nathan Cunningham's south Augusta yard. WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory has more on the cleanup efforts after Sunday's storms.
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UPDATED ON 6: Tornadoes Confirmed In 3 CSRA Counties

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A National Weather Service Damage Survey Team confirms tornadoes Sunday in Aiken County, Burke County, and Richmond County. More>>

UPDATED ON 6: Plane Diverted To Augusta Regional Airport Due To Mechanical Issues

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WJBF News Channel 6 has just learned a flight traveling form Charlotte, North Carolina to Tallahassee, Florida was diverted to Augusta Regional on Monday afternoon. More>>

Suspects Wanted In Monday Afternoon Attempted Armed Robbery

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The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in identifying and locating suspects in a Monday afternoon armed robbery attempt. More>>

WANTED: Time Running Out For Owner of $1 Million Powerball Ticket

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South Carolina Powerball officials say the winner of a $1 million ticket still has not come forward to claim his or her money and only has days remaining to do so.
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Investment expected to result in 134 new jobs

Orchids Paper Products Company Establishing Operations In Barnwell County

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Orchids Paper Products Company, a company that specializes in the manufacturing of high-quality, private label consumer tissue products, is establishing operations in Barnwell County. More>>

DHEC Seeks Public's Help In Fighting Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is seeking the public's help in preventing the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses such as West Nile virus and chikungunya virus. More>>

WikiLeaks Creates Online Archive Of Hacked Sony Documents

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Whistleblower site WikiLeaks on Thursday put hundreds of thousands of emails and documents from last year's crippling cyberattack against Sony Pictures Entertainment into a searchable online archive. More>>

Hephzibah Woman Dies In Crash

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According to the Richmond County Coroner's Office, a woman has died in a crash on Old Waynesboro Road. More>>

Families, Workers Cleaning Up In Aiken After Sunday Tornado Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter reports from Aiken on efforts to clean up after a tornado ripped through part of the south side of the city Sunday afternoon.
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Storm Cleanup Begins In South Augusta Video included

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WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory takes a look at the cleanup efforts in Richmond County after storms hit the area Sunday afternoon. More>>

"I support young people standing up and agitating the system," Walter Scott protestor says

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - In the wake of Walter Scott's death in North Charleston, protests continued across the Lowcountry. A lot of activity in North Charleston today as a "Black Lives Matter" rally happened around noon at city hall. A few drivers found themselves stuck in traffic because one intersection was blocked off. And then at 4:00pm at Mead West Vaco Park, they gathered to meet and talk about the issues they face. Traffic was stopped for a short time on Rem... More>>

PHOTOS: CSRA Severe Weather Damage 4/19

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Here are some photos from our viewers and also that our staff members captured of the severe storm that hit the CSRA on Sunday April 19th. More>>

Tree Falls on Atlanta Home Killing Woman Inside

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A woman is dead after a tree fell on her Atlanta home early Monday morning. More>>

Aiken Gas Station Damaged By Storm Video included

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Aiken homes are not the only ones cleaning up damage this Monday morning.The 3 Way Gas Station on Silver Bluff Road had their entire canopy torn off of the gas pumps.The windows were broken in and glass was shattered all over the inside of the store.Employees working there say the ceiling started caving in above them.Owner Caton Patel says within 20 minutes of leaving the station he got a text from an employee that said he needed to come back."When I came here I said I see it's not a little b... 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>>

Severe Storm Damage in Aiken Video included

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Coverage of severe storm damage in Aiken. More>>

Dozens Participate in Best Dam Ride Despite Wet Weather

Dozens Participate in Best Dam Ride Despite Wet Weather

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The rain coming into the CSRA affected a huge event at Clarks Hill Dam on Sunday. Nearly 500 cyclists usually gather for the annual Best Dam Ride, but this year that number was cut in half. Riders said this is one of their favorite routes to travel because it is fairly secluded around Lake Thurmond, and they can ride without worrying about a lot of traffic. Many participants said they are always looking for a safe way to ride their bikes outdoors. A soggy start to the morning at Clarks Hill D... More>>

The Community Remembers a Local Fallen Officer Video included

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Hundreds gathered Saturday to remember local deputy, J.D. Paugh, who was shot and killed in 2012. More>>

1 On 1: The Free Way You Can Prepare for an Emergency Video included

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 The Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency is making sure more local residents are prepared to help when something bad happens. They are offering Community Emergency Response Team training also called CERT. More>>

GMA Sunday Headlines: April 19, 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>>

Hometown Missions Help Those in Need in Augusta

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Almost 100 volunteers spread out across Augusta to help those in need on Saturday. A large project called Hometown Missions is an event by the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia. A local youth group from Saint Paul's Church hosted the event, so people could join in from all over the state. The church organized several different events on Saturday. There were six groups sent out to six different locations throughout the city. Projects included Turn Back the block, cleaning and organizing the Salvati... More>>

Updated on 6: One Suspect Arrested for Bike Theft Caught on Camera Video included

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A family in Richmond County is asking for help identifying two individuals they say stolen off their property. The incident happened on April 13th around 2:55 a.m. off of Central Avenue. The two individuals are seen on the home surveillance system taking two bikes, a haro and a trek, off of the couple's front porch in the middle of the night. The Richmond County Sheriff"s Office is investigating. According to the family, the man in the striped shirt is believed to have a large star shaped tat... More>>

Augusta Girl Gets Chance To Play With PGA Professional

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Madison has been playing golf at the First Tee for seven years. More>>

1 On 1: Fighting Mosquitoes Video included

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 April showers bring May flowers.  While all the rain we have gotten this week is washing away the pollen, it is also creating the perfect breeding grounds for huge populations of mosquitoes in our area.

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GMA Saturday Headlines: April 18, 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>>

Bill Aims to Make Disabled in SC More Self-Sufficient Video included

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A bill aimed at helping people with disabilities be more self-sufficient is moving through the SC House. The ABLE Act would allow them to set up tax-deferred savings accounts to use for housing, transportation, job training, and other needs. More>>

Lights of the South's Business License Revoked Video included

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Lights of the South has had its business license revoked. Columbia County leaders made the decision Thursday because they need the owner to get his permits and inspections up to date. More>>

911 Call Released in the Murder of an Augusta man Video included

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The 911 tape for the shooting death of Karl Hardge has been released. More>>

TRAFFIC ALERT: Driver Injured When Car Rolls Over On I-20

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Traffic is slowed on I-20 after an accident involving a car that rolled over onto its top. More>>

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Volunteers Participate In Project Serve Video included

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About 400 volunteers spent the day helping different causes across the CSRA as part of Project Serve. More>>

City Of Augusta Paying For Scrap Tires

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Scrap ties are a continuing problem for Augusta and now the city is offering cash back. More>>

BREAKING ON 6: Shooting Investigation Underway In Augusta

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned the Richmond County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a shooting. More>>

South Carolina DMV Issuing Redesigned Vehicle License Plates

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On May 1, 2015, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will begin issuing redesigned license plates. More>>

SLED Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting In Myrtle Beach

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) agents are investigating the third police-involved shooting in South Carolina in the last two weeks. More>>

Names, more info released in officer-involved shooting in Myrtle Beach Video included

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A man was shot while officers were conducting a search warrant at an apartment in Myrtle Beach on Thursday afternoon, police said. The incident happened just before 3:30 pm on Withers Swash Drive and involved a law enforcement officer,
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UPDATED ON 6: Arrest Made In Millen Hit-And-Run Investigation

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that an arrest has been made in connection to a hit-and-run that occurred in Millen last week. More>>

Augusta Man Sentenced To Prison For Trafficking Methamphetamine

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An Augusta man has been sentenced in Federal Court after being convicted on charges of trafficking methamphetamine. More>>

Augusta Man Sentenced To Prison For Drug And Gun Convictions

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An Augusta man has been sentenced in Federal Court after being convicted on drug and gun charges. More>>

Explosive And Live Fire Training To Be Held On Fort Gordon

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Fort Gordon will conduct explosives ordnance and live fire training on Friday April 17th and Saturday April 18th. Residents in the area may hear noise from this. Training at Fort Gordon's Artillery Impact Area and local training areas is scheduled each day from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.This is routine demolitions and live fire training. More>>

Richmond County Teen Sentenced For Child Molestation

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WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Richmond County 16-year-old is facing prison time, followed by probation, after he pleaded guilty to Child Molestation. More>>

  • Two-StateMore>>

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

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

    Former President Jimmy Carter says monitoring elections in dozens of countries has left him hopeful about democracy's future but concerned about the election process at home. The 90-year-old Carter says the variety of...
  • Student Athletes To Receive Cardiac Screenings

    Student Athletes To Receive Cardiac Screenings

    Friday, April 24 2015 11:33 PM EDT2015-04-25 03:33:13 GMT
    Students play dozens of different sports across the CSRA every year. Some of the players could be at risk for sudden cardiac death, having no signs or symptoms. Basketball, football, soccer and cheerleading can all be exciting sports, but they each take a lot of work and in some cases, that work could be too much for the heart to handle. One of the most vital organs of the body plays a major role in sporting events. 
    Students play dozens of different sports across the CSRA every year. Some of the players could be at risk for sudden cardiac death, having no signs or symptoms. Basketball, football, soccer and cheerleading can all be exciting sports, but they each take a lot of work and in some cases, that work could be too much for the heart to handle. One of the most vital organs of the body plays a major role in sporting events. 
  • Investigation Into Truck Involved In Accident That Killed 5 GSU Students Finds Hundreds Of Violations

    Investigation Into Truck Involved In Accident That Killed 5 GSU Students Finds Hundreds Of Violations

    Friday, April 24 2015 6:47 PM EDT2015-04-24 22:47:29 GMT
    Photo from the scene of a deadly crash on I-16 that happened Wednesday. Five Georgia Southern University nursing students were killed in the crash (Credit: ABC News)Photo from the scene of a deadly crash on I-16 that happened Wednesday. Five Georgia Southern University nursing students were killed in the crash (Credit: ABC News)
    A check of the company that owns a truck involved in a deadly crash on I-16, in which 5 Georgia Southern University nursing students died, shows hundreds of violations.
    A check of the company that owns a truck involved in a deadly crash on I-16, in which 5 Georgia Southern University nursing students died, shows hundreds of violations.
  • Crime TrackerMore>>

  • Person Tries to Rob Check Cashing Business

    Person Tries to Rob Check Cashing Business

    Sunday, April 26 2015 10:35 AM EDT2015-04-26 14:35:02 GMT
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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for the person who tried to break into a check cashing business.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for the person who tried to break into a check cashing business.
  • Cash Reward for Information in 2 Aiken County Murders Brings Families Hope

    Cash Reward for Information in 2 Aiken County Murders Brings Families Hope

    Saturday, April 25 2015 10:35 PM EDT2015-04-26 02:35:51 GMT
    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or the ATF, has announced a 5,000 dollar reward for any information that can lead them to the suspects involved in 2 unsolved murders. The family of one of the victims hopes this will help.

    The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives or the ATF, has announced a 5,000 dollar reward for any information that can lead them to the suspects involved in 2 unsolved murders. The family of one of the victims hopes this will help.

  • 3 Arrested in Armed Robberies; Deputies Searching for Last Suspect

    3 Arrested in Armed Robberies; Deputies Searching for Last Suspect

    3 Arrested in Armed Robberies; Deputies Searching for Last Suspect

    Saturday, April 25 2015 6:12 PM EDT2015-04-25 22:12:04 GMT
    Four people are in the Richmond Countyjail in connection to several robberies, two of them charged in a home invasion.
    Four people are in the Richmond Countyjail in connection to several robberies, two of them charged in a home invasion.
  • WJBF EXTRAMore>>

  • WJBF EXTRA: Inside Heart Health

    WJBF EXTRA: Inside Heart Health

    Friday, April 24 2015 8:18 AM EDT2015-04-24 12:18:10 GMT
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    WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose will go inside the operating room to find out, first-hand, the importance of heart health and provide important details that Could Save Your Life!
    WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose will go inside the operating room to find out, first-hand, the importance of heart health and provide important details that Could Save Your Life!
  • WJBF EXTRA: Inside Heart Health (Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, or Something Else?)

    WJBF EXTRA: Inside Heart Health (Heart Disease, High Cholesterol, or Something Else?)

    Thursday, April 23 2015 11:53 PM EDT2015-04-24 03:53:46 GMT
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    It is one of the first things your doctor will have a conversation with you about;your cholesterol level, especially if the numbers aren't good. The reason is to help keep you from becoming a victim of heart disease. According to one local heart surgeon, cholesterol control is not the key to keeping you off of his operating table. It is the sweet stuff that you need to push away after dinner each night. Our Renetta DuBose has more in a WJBF EXTRA report.
    It is one of the first things your doctor will have a conversation with you about;your cholesterol level, especially if the numbers aren't good. The reason is to help keep you from becoming a victim of heart disease. According to one local heart surgeon, cholesterol control is not the key to keeping you off of his operating table. It is the sweet stuff that you need to push away after dinner each night. Our Renetta DuBose has more in a WJBF EXTRA report.
  • WJBF EXTRA: Inside Heart Health (Heart Disease, The Silent Killer)

    WJBF EXTRA: Inside Heart Health (Heart Disease, The Silent Killer)

    Thursday, April 23 2015 6:00 PM EDT2015-04-23 22:00:25 GMT
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    When was the last time you paid attention to how your heart beats? The rhythm, how you're breathing and how you're feeling in general? Just small changes in how you feel could mean big problems with your most important muscle. Heart disease is a silent killer. Many victims never even considered they were walking time bombs and those are the heart patients that survived. Our Renetta DuBose has more in a WJBF EXTRA report.
    When was the last time you paid attention to how your heart beats? The rhythm, how you're breathing and how you're feeling in general? Just small changes in how you feel could mean big problems with your most important muscle. Heart disease is a silent killer. Many victims never even considered they were walking time bombs and those are the heart patients that survived. Our Renetta DuBose has more in a WJBF EXTRA report.
  • U.S./WorldMore>>

  • Health Officials Say Ice Cream is Safe Despite Some Recalls

    Health Officials Say Ice Cream is Safe Despite Some Recalls

    Saturday, April 25 2015 10:18 AM EDT2015-04-25 14:18:35 GMT
    Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat - even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.

    Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat - even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections.

  • Hundreds Dead After Earthquake in Nepal

    Hundreds Dead After Earthquake in Nepal

    Saturday, April 25 2015 9:19 AM EDT2015-04-25 13:19:49 GMT
    Officials say a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in a densely populated area of Nepal has killed more than 700 people across a swath of four countries, with the death toll expected to keep climbing. 
    Officials say a magnitude 7.8 earthquake in a densely populated area of Nepal has killed more than 700 people across a swath of four countries, with the death toll expected to keep climbing. 
  • Community Stays "Westfield Strong" After High School Stage Collapse

    Community Stays "Westfield Strong" After High School Stage Collapse

    Friday, April 24 2015 4:21 PM EDT2015-04-24 20:21:27 GMT
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    A stage collapsed at Westfield Washington High School Thursday night, leaving more than a dozen students injured and witnesses shocked.
    A stage collapsed at Westfield Washington High School Thursday night, leaving more than a dozen students injured and witnesses shocked.
  • Government/PoliticsMore>>

  • Permit Holders Oppose SC Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons Carry Without Training

    Permit Holders Oppose SC Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons Carry Without Training

    Permit Holders Oppose SC Bill Allowing Concealed Weapons Carry Without Training

    Sunday, April 26 2015 6:05 PM EDT2015-04-26 22:05:55 GMT
    The South Carolina House passed a bill this week that would allow residents to carry concealed weapons without a permit. The proposed bill would affect about 255,000 South Carolinians who have permits now. Supporters of the bill said people would be able to exercise their constitutional rights without regulations, but there are some permit holders who aren't in favor of letting just anyone walk around with concealed weapons without the proper training. Training just like this is something tha...
    The South Carolina House passed a bill this week that would allow residents to carry concealed weapons without a permit. The proposed bill would affect about 255,000 South Carolinians who have permits now. Supporters of the bill said people would be able to exercise their constitutional rights without regulations, but there are some permit holders who aren't in favor of letting just anyone walk around with concealed weapons without the proper training. Training just like this is something tha...
  • RCSO Talks Supreme Court Traffic Stop Ruling

    RCSO Talks Supreme Court Traffic Stop Ruling

    Friday, April 24 2015 5:19 PM EDT2015-04-24 21:19:51 GMT
    The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that prolonging traffic stops without reasonable suspicion violates the constitution's protection against unreasonable seizures.
    The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that prolonging traffic stops without reasonable suspicion violates the constitution's protection against unreasonable seizures.
  • James Brown Statue To Get Makeover In The Name Of Economic Development

    James Brown Statue To Get Makeover In The Name Of Economic Development

    Thursday, April 23 2015 6:59 PM EDT2015-04-23 22:59:46 GMT
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    This week, Augusta Commissioners approved a new subcommittee to generate ideas to promote economic development and draw people to Augusta. The first order of business of the committee will be to draw people downtown by enhancing the James Brown Statue and surrounding area. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    This week, Augusta Commissioners approved a new subcommittee to generate ideas to promote economic development and draw people to Augusta. The first order of business of the committee will be to draw people downtown by enhancing the James Brown Statue and surrounding area. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
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