Local Update - May 15, 2007

Missing Woman's Blood on Boyfriend's Car
This morning, investigators are looking at whether new evidence in the case of Erica Bradley, missing now for six months, will lead them to an arrest.

Sheriff Tom Carter tells News 12, DNA tests from both state and area agencies show Erica Bradley's blood was under her boyfriend's car the night of her disappearance.
Derek Manor was the last person seen with Erica. Manor has no comment.

Local Politics Update
The Augusta Commission will meet at 2 p.m. today. We're told Commissioners might talk more about City Administrator Fred Russell's computer hard drive.

We'd also like to remind you the absentee voting period starts today for the June 19 special election.

That's to elect a U.S. Representative for Georgia's 10th District Congressional seat and a State Senator for District 24.

Local Attorney Suspended
This morning, a local attorney won't be heading to work.

Monique Walker is striped of her license to practice law for 120 days.
Monday, the Georgia Supreme Court suspended her license and gave her a public reprimand in court.

She pleaded guilty during the trial of her father, former State Senator Charles Walker, to filing a false tax return.

More Arrests in Miller Theater Vandalism
Richmond County deputies add two more arrests in the case of vandalism at the historic Miller Theater in downtown Augusta.

Kerry Lewandowski was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing Monday.

Zacahary Shaw was arrested this weekend and is charged with burglary.

Four other people have already been arrested in the case.


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