News 12 This Morning Local Update - October 25, 2006

Car crashed into building in attempted robbery

A stolen car was used to break into a shop in Augusta, but the thieves apparently got cold feet after the crash.

A smashed up Buick was found outside the Audio in Motion store at the Barnyard Flea Market.

The manager says it looks like the suspects tried to ram the car into the back of the store at least three times before they were scared away by the alarm.

Nothing was stolen from the store, but just last week he says another store in the flea market was robbed of $10,000 in merchandise.

Investigators will be sending the surveillance tape to the crime lab tomorrow so they can try to get a better look at the suspects.

Allendale homeless shelter burglarized

A homeless shelter was robbed twice in the last three days. The motive behind the $67 dollar robbery was drugs, a growing problem in Allendale.

Pastor Hal Nichols, who runs the shelter, says he knew the man responsible used to live there because they had to kick him out before for using crack.

Crime continues to grow in the small town of Allendale. Just two weeks ago Anthony Parker was shot at the Fleetwood Sports Shop over a drug deal.

Graniteville store robbed

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a suspected armed robber.

Chad Carter is accused of robbing a Graniteville store on Sunday.

Deputies say he entered the store, robbed it, then got away in a car.

Carter's girlfriend, Ashley Spicer, surrendered to deputies Tuesday morning.

Deputies say Spicer drove Carter to the store and then away after the robbery.

If you know where Chad Carter is, call the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

Watermark condos get the go-ahead

The mayor of Augusta remains busy after signing a deal that will bring 700 new jobs and millions of dollars for a struggling city.

Mayor Deke Copenhaver and the Downtown Development Authority will sign the papers today for the Foxfield company to buy more than six acres on Reynolds Street.

They're building the Watermark--upscale condominiums, right on the river.

The company is paying almost $2 million for the land and the project should be done in a couple of years.

No shortage, but still a wait for flu shots

Lots of people are still looking to get their vaccine.

Nurses were met with people already lined up at the door when they arrived at the Grovetown City Hall Tuesday.

And while health departments don't expect a shortage this year, once they run out it takes time to get another batch in.

Nancy Whitaker was one of the first in line. She's a diabetic and didn't want to chance not getting the shot.

"Today I was hoping not to be on a waiting list," she said.

And the health department says don't panic if they run out. They're expecting another shipment, but it could take a couple of weeks.

Make sure when you go to get your flu shot...remember your Medicaid, Medicare Part B, or CMO cards.

Richmond County also gets shipments of the flu shot.

You can get a shot from the health center when they have them.

That's during clinic hours at the main health department and the south Augusta office.

They say the best way to know is call ahead.

Aiken County has several clinics scheduled in November.

All of them are from nine to four November 16th, 20th, and 30th at the County Coucil building in Aiken.

There's a clinic in Jackson on November 15th, New Ellenton on the 27th, and North Augusta on the 14th and 21st.

Click here for more information on getting your flu shot.

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