Local Update - October 25, 2007

Shooting Suspect on the Run

A man is in the hospital this morning after being shot three times, and investigators are still searching for the person who pulled the trigger.
It all happened on Melody Lane and Seymour in North Augusta around 9:00 Wednesday night.

Deputies arrested one woman who was there when the shooting happened.
Investigators say she gave them false information.
Right now, deputies are searching for the suspect.

Super C Open

A controversial nightclub in Augusta, shut down after a murder, is open for business. However, it isn't a club anymore. It's now a restaurant.

Starvation House to be Demolished

An Augusta house filled with feces, roaches, and filth will be demolished.
It's the home where a 46 pound woman died under the care of her family.
The house is considered a hazard to the community.

Beul Peterson and his wife Jeanne are now facing involuntary manslaughter charges for the death of 30 year-old Christina Baxter.

She was deaf and blind.

Father-Son Fight Update

We have new information this morning on the 16 year-old accused of hitting his dad with a pipe Tuesday night.

His father, Tony Powell, is in serious condition at M.C.G.

Police charged his son, Tony Powell, Junior with aggravated assault of his father after a family dispute.

Juvenile authorities released him to his mother.

Farmer Help

As the drought continues to make farming more difficult, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is now giving money to 41 counties in South Carolina. 6 of those are in our area.

All were designated natural disaster areas earlier this month.

Soap Opera Star in Augusta

He's a rising star on the soap opera "All My Children," and this morning, he's back in his hometown of Augusta.

Jerome Preston Bates is getting ready for a starring role in a play in the Lucy Craft Laney Heritage Theater production of "Ma' Rainey's Black Bottom."

The play starts tonight at 7:00. It runs through this Saturday at the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History.

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