Local Update - November 1, 2007

Double Murder-Suicide

Neighbors still have more questions than answers in the case of a double murder and suicide in Edgefield. Investigators say 44 year-old Robert Lee Herring shot and killed his own wife, 34 year-old Alecia Arangilan Herring, and his 17 year old stepdaughter Jade Aranglian. Then, he turned the gun on himself and took his own life. Right now, investigators are looking into a motive.

Shooting Arrest

A suspected gunman is off the streets, wanted for a shooting last week on Seymour Drive in North Augusta. Richmond County deputies arrested 30 year-old Lamont Harris of Augusta Wednesday afternoon. This morning, Aiken County Deputies are still looking for Francisco Torrellas in connection with the same shooting that injured 24-year old Roderick Collins.

Suspected Tractor Thief Arrested

A man who's been wanted for two years for allegedly stealing a piece of farm equipment is in jail this morning.
Officers arrested William Henry Gay, Junior after they say he stole a $5,000 tractor. Officers say his wife has been hiding him. They found him under a bed Wednesday.

New Superintendent

The Edgefield County Superintendent will be heading to work for her first day this morning. Dr. Mary Rice Crenshaw comes from Clarendon County and will receive a $125,000 salary that will increase annualy.

GA Governor in D.C.

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue is heading to Washngton D.C. for meetings on the drought this morning. Governor Perdue will meet with Alabama Governor Bob Riley and Florida Governor Charlie Crist. They'll discuss what can be done about the drought and talk with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

First Lady in Atlanta

The Peach State will be welcoming the first lady this morning.
Laura Bush will be in Atlanta today to talk about education and school dropouts. She'll also help raise money for Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss.

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