Local Update - May 18, 2007

Missing Girl Found
A missing Augusta girl is safe and sound. Seventeen-year-old Sequoia Grier is home this morning. Her mother tells us she was able to pick her up last night. Sequoia went missing Wednesday. We have no details on where she was the past couple of days, just that she is home and is fine.

Guns on School Campus?
Some South Carolina lawmakers want concealed weapons to be allowed on any campus on the state. The person carrying the gun would have to be 21-years-old and older and have a permit. They believe it might prevent shootings like the one at Virginia Tech.
The bill passed in a 2-1 vote in a House subcommittee.

Superintendent Search Update
The Richmond County School Board is closer to finding a new superintendent this morning. Nine of the 30 applicants are set to be interviewed. The interview process will begin soon, but the names are still confidential. Georgia law requires school leaders to name up to three of the finalists at least two weeks before a superintendent can be named.

Big Heist
Right now, investigators are looking for a suspect after millions of dollars are stolen from an armored bank car in Richland, South Carolina. Officers already have five people in custody. Authorities say the men stole $9.8 million.

Church Burglary
Someone burglarized the New Land, New Seed Ministries Church on 8th Avenue in Augusta. The pastor says all of the church's lawn equipment, electronics, $350 in petty cash, and all of his shoes are missing. Richmond County investigators are now working to check the stolen equipment's serial numbers in a database that accesses pawnshops.


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