Local Update - June 7, 2007

Breaking News: Armed Robbery
Right now deputies are looking for a suspect from an armed robbery in Aiken County. It happened at the Circle K at 315 Hitchcock Parkway around 12:30 this morning. No one was injured. Deputies do not have a description of the suspect yet.

Robbery Suspect Still on the Loose
Aiken County deputies are also busy looking for another robber this morning. This one hit the Regions Bank in North Augusta. A man wearing dark pants, a khaki jacket, and a cloth cap on his head walked into the bank on West Avenue just before 1 p.m. Wednesday. He got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Bad Accident on Washington Road
A bad wreck on Washngton Road sends a baby and five other people to the hospital. Deputies tell News 12 , a dodge caravan was in the center turn lane in front of the Wild Wing Cafe when a Jeep Cherokee hit it head on. Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to cut people free from both vehicles. No word on their conditions.

Former City Attorney Might Sue City
Augusta's now former city attorney might take the city to court. Former City Attorney Eugene Jessup says he may file a lawsuit for wrongful termination. Jessup was fired Tuesday. The mayor says Jessup was in the middle of a 12 month probationary period, meaning he could be fired for any reason within the first year.

School Budget Meeting
Richmond County School Board members will get together again tonight to find a solution for next year's budget. The proposed $247 million budget has a $19 million deficit and includes a property tax hike for you.


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