Local Update - March 19, 2007

Hephzibah deadly accident

One person is dead after an accident in Hephzibah. It happened on Story Mill Road around 9 o'clock Sunday night. A Ford F-150 truck collided with a Jeep Commander.

64-year-old Dieter Michael Sullivan was killed. Two others are injured.

One person was transported from the scene by an Air-Med helicopter, another by ambulance.

It is still unclear how that accident happened.

Downtown Augusta shooting

Richmond County investigators are looking into a shooting in downtown Augusta.

One person was shot at the intersection of Olive Road and Wharton Drive in front of the Pack and Go store around 11:30 yesterday morning.

No word on that person's condition right now.

If you have any information, call the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Orangeburg County deadly hit and run

Police need your help finding the person behind a deadly hit and run in Orangeburg County.

49-year-old Rosezena Robinson of Williston was killed while walking along Highway 4 early Saturday morning.

Investigators found markings where the driver made a U-turn. Her son tells News 12 the only other evidence is some dark blue window tint.

If you have any information, call the highway patrol.

Harley pleads guilty

A mother and former Jenkins County Elementary School teacher is behind bars for life, guilty of murder.

Tracey Harley pleaded guilty to murdering her husband Steven Harley.

Three lesser charges against her were dropped.

Steven Harley, a community football and T-ball coach, was found beaten to death last April.

Tracey Harley and her co-defendant Rico Walker were set to begin trial next week.

His case is now on continuance because of her plea.

The Jenkins County sheriff says Harley is expected to be instrumental in the case against Walker.

Pet food recall

Make sure you take a second look at what you're feeding Fido or Fluffy. Certain pet foods could cause kidney failure in some animals, according to Menu Foods. The company is recalling its product.

The recall covers what's known as Cuts and Gravy style wet food. It was sold in cans and small foil pouches from December 3 to March 6.

The food is sold under 40 brands, including Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba.

You can find a complete list of the recalled items at menufoods.com/recall.

The site will also give you some information on what you should do if you have any of the recalled food.

Columbia County deputy coroner dies

News 12 is sad to report the passing of Columbia County Deputy Coroner Tommy McPherson.

He was 50 years old.

McPherson passed away yesterday from what appears to be natural causes.

Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins says right now, doctors suspect a massive heart attack, but the cause has not been determined yet.


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