Local Update - August 15, 2007

Students Left on Busses
This morning, Richmond and Colubmia counties are both investigating reports of problems involving getting students home safely on the school bus.
Monday in Richmond County, an elementary student was dropped off at the wrong bus stop and left there alone.
Tuesday, a kindergartener from Grovetown Elementary ended up alone on the bus after the driver parked and went home.
That driver was relieved of all transportation duties until the investigation is complete.

Air Working Again at Two Local Schools
Students at two local schools will be a lot more comfortable today after enduring triple-digit temperatures with no air conditioning.
Students at Hepzibah Elementary and ARC did not have air conditioning Monday or Tuesday.
The principals gave the kids water breaks and brought fans for the classrooms, but this morning, the air is back on.

Toy Recall
Mattel is recalling more toys this morning.
The list includes Barbie and Tanner, Batman, Polly Pocket, Doggie Daycare, and Sarge Cars.
It is the largest recall in recent months involving Chinese products.
The toys were produced between May 2003 and November 2006.

Robbery Suspects Sought
Richmond County investigators are looking for some suspects in an armed robbery.
Deputies say a Paine College student was robbed at gunpoint on August 8th around 11 o'clock at night.
Investigators are looking for two teenagers, but they say three other boys, around 12 years-old, were also involved.
If you have any information, please call deputies.

Inmates Escape
Two inmates are on the run this morning after escaping from a maximum secuirty prison in Columbia.
The State Department of Corrections says 36 year-old Forrest Samples and 27year-old Andrew Storey escaped from the Broad River Correctional Institution.
If you see them, call police right away.

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