Local Update - July 12, 2007

One Dead After Building Collapse
One person is dead after a tree falls on a building in downtown Augusta, causing it to collapse.
Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen tells News 12, 40 year-old Robert Walker died in the accident.
Four other people were trapped inside, but rescue crews were able to get them out.
Investigators blame the accident on Wednesday's severe weather.

MCG Researcher Charged With Indecent Exposure
This morning, an MCG researcher is accused of exposing himself at the hospital.
69-year old Nurul Sarkar is charged with with indecent exposure after three people witnessed him masturbating in a stairwell.
Sarkar has been suspended without pay, pending a hearing at the school.

Meloan Recovering at Home
A former North Augusta city leader and TV icon, accused of molesting a young boy 30 years ago, is out of the hospital after an apparent suicide attempt.
74 year-old Ed Meloan is charged with a lewd act on a minor.
He was hospitalized over the weekend after his wife found him unresponsive in their home with empty pill bottles nearby.

Murder Suspect Sought
Richmond County investigators are still looking for a suspect in the murder investigation at a nightclub.
They want to find 18 year-old Darion McNair.
He's accused of killing 18-year old Stedmund Fryer at Club Sper C.
Richmond County deputies are also looking for Jordash Tanksley.
He's wanted for questioning.


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