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Ga.'s 'Crown Royal Bandit' sentenced

Posted: 02/02/2010 - He was arrested in 2008 after evading authorities for months, often wearing a mask so it was difficult to identify him.

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Aiken neighborhood improvement meeting

Updated: 02/02/2010 - Federal grants designed to improve homes and features in neighborhoods will be available soon in Aiken. Today, city leaders are meeting with residents to discuss how to spend the money.

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Man injured in shooting

Updated: 02/02/2010 - An Augusta man is recovering at a local hospital this morning after he was shot just a few hours ago. Richmond County investigators tell News 12 the man was shot in the leg just before 2 am.

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Community presses Warren Co. BOE to get accreditation back

Updated: 02/02/2010 - After the Warren County School board loses their accreditation the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the community gathered to hear from the accreditation board President in a public forum Monday night.

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Local restaurants use safety measures against robbers

Ruby Tuesday

Posted: 02/01/2010 - An attempted robbery early Monday morning has Richmond County investigators looking for two men. It happened at the Ruby Tuesday's on Bobby Jones Expressway in front of Home Depot. Deputies say the men forced a couple of workers into a cooler around 1:30am. The workers were not hurt and the suspects did not get any money.

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Neighbors want eyesore demolished; county says it's not that easy

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Posted: 02/01/2010 - Neighbors in one Augusta neighborhood are dealing with an eyesore – a burned out house damaged in a fire more than nine months ago. And around Augusta, there are others like it. They want to see it torn down, but the answer isn’t that easy.

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Aiken DUI skyrockets 40 percent

Posted: 02/01/2010 - It's seems so simple to have a few drinks while having a night on the town. You think you're okay to drive, you get behind the wheel but you may never make it home.

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Ethics panel weighs changes

Posted: 02/01/2010 - A pair of prominent Georgia campaign finance lawyers disagree over whether candidates should be able to funnel their excess contributions to other candidates.

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School choice in Richmond County

Updated: 02/01/2010 - The following letter from the Richmond County School System outlines the procedure and rules concerning public school choice and zone exemption/hardship waivers.

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NASA moon mission killed on Columbia anniversary

Posted: 02/01/2010 - The White House said the program was too much like the 1960s Apollo mission and would require large budget increases just to get astronauts back on the moon by 2030.

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Scammers using Better Business Bureau's name

Posted: 02/01/2010 - The latest scam being reported says individuals are contacted over the phone or via e-mail by someone claiming they are with the Better Business Bureau.

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Lawmaker seeks to set age for prostitution

Posted: 02/01/2010 - the bill does not decriminalize prostitution but aims to make people aware that young children are not responsible for sexual acts.

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Civil rights leader Lowery hospitalized

Rev. Joseph E. Lowery

Updated: 02/01/2010 - Veteran civil rights leader Joseph Lowery is reported to be in an Atlanta hospital being treated for respiratory problems.

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JAL to decide on alliance partner soon

Posted: 02/01/2010 - The new president of Japan Airlines says the carrier will decide on its alliance partner "as soon as possible" but wouldn't provide a timeframe for a decision on sticking with American Airlines or shifting to Delta Air Lines.

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Group lists South's most-endangered sites

Posted: 02/01/2010 - The Southern Environmental Law Center is out with the second edition of its most-endangered areas in the South, and the Chesapeake Bay is among the top 10.

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Toyota tells dealers parts on way to fix pedals

Updated: 02/01/2010 - Toyota tells dealers in an e-mail sent early Monday that they will get shims to repair springs in the gas pedal systems that have been weakened. But repairs will have to wait until technicians are trained.

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