Local Update - September 10, 2007

House Fire
Right now, investigators are looking into a house fire.
It happened around 2 this morning at 3216 Dresden Way in Augusta.
When firefighters got there, flames had fully engulfed the house.
It looks like a total loss.
This morning, firefighters are trying to figure out how and where it started, but witnesses tell News 12. they believe it started in the garage.
A family lives there, and luckily, everyone was able to get out okay.
We'll stay on top of this for you and will have more on News 12 Midday.

Most Wanted
This morning, Richmond County deputies need your help catching one of their most wanted criminals.
Deputies say Donald Gamble, Jr. is accused of murdering Quamaine Rickman.
Investigators are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Two Shooting Suspects Sought
Investigators are on the hunt for two suspects in two separate shootings in Aiken County.
The first happened friday morning.
Investigators say 18 year-old Devin Williams was shot in the groin while walking down Old Airport Road.
The second shooting happened Friday night, and we're told it was over gas money.
A man shot 47 year-old Dennis Johnson on the 900 block of Croft Avenue after he would not give two men money for gas.
Anyone with any information is asked to call the Aiken County Sheriff's Office or Crimestoppers of the Midlands at 888-559-TIPS.

Telemarketing Scam
We're on your side this morning to warn you about a telemarketing scam in Lincoln County.
The sheriff's office says a telemarketer is calling local businesses and asking for a $250 donation for refrigerator magnets.
The telemarkter says he or she belongs to a local group, and that the magnets benefit the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and the Lincoln County Department of Public Safety.
This is a scam.
If you get this call, report it to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office at 706-359-4118.

Augusta State Historian Passes Away
A major part of Augusta State University's history program has passed away.
This weekend, Doctor Edward Cashin died in an Atlanta hospital.
His family says he he suffered an aneurism.
He was in atlanta doing research for his next book.
Doctor Cashin was the History Department chair at ASU from 1975 through 1996.
Doctor cashin wrote more than 20 books and the last two are still at the press.
His family says funeral arrangements have been made.
Services are tomorrow at 1:00 at Saint Mary on the Hill Catholic Church in Augusta.


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