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Only On 12: Bald Bandit suspect waives extradition

Updated: 06/05/2007 - News 12 was the first to tell you the Richmond County Sheriff's Office had arrested the Bald Bandits. Monday, one of the suspects appeared in court for an extradition hearing.

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Drayton neighbor shocked at arrest

Posted: 06/05/2007 - Accused killer David Drayton has lived with his parents in a quiet Augusta neighborhood since he got out of jail in 2005. Residents say it's hard to believe he could have committed such a horrific crime.

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Local Update - June 5, 2007

Posted: 06/05/2007 - Augusta Commission Today; Superindendent Update; Soldier's Funeral Arrangements ...

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Augusta city attorney will not resign

Updated: 06/05/2007 - It has been more than one month since Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver asked Augusta's new city attorney to resign. News 12 has learned he has not resigned, is not representing the city, but is still being paid.

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Funeral held for beloved middle school teacher

Updated: 06/04/2007 - A day to say goodbye to 59-year-old Linda Gail Hendrick. The funeral for the long-time special education teacher was held today at Augusta's First Presbyterian church.

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Sheriff's department enforcing smoking ban

Updated: 06/05/2007 - Aiken County deputies are ready to crack down on smokers. A ban just went into effect for most of the county, and the Sheriff's Department met this morning to talk about how they're going bust people breaking the rules.

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OYS: Avoiding Repair Rip-Offs

Updated: 06/04/2007 - If you think all auto body repair shops are created equal, the Better Business Bureau says you are mistaken. If you don't do your homework on the shop you use, you could be ripped off.

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RV fire leads to I-20 blockage

Updated: 06/06/2007 - Interstate 20 in South Carolina is blocked because of an RV fire. The fire is at mile marker 27 eastbound, but police are diverting traffic at exit 22. Traffic is backed up at least 3 miles before the exit.

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South Augusta Dollar General robbed

Updated: 06/04/2007 - Richmond County investigators tell News 12 a man wearing a mask robbed the Dollar General on Mike Padgett Highway around noon.

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Aiken County smoking ban goes into effect

Updated: 06/04/2007 - Smokers in the cities of North Augusta and Aiken are free to light up as usual, but smoking is now prohibited in unincorporated areas of Aiken County.

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Local Update - June 4, 2007

Updated: 06/04/2007 - Bald Bandits behind bars; robbery suspect in jail; former student charged with murdering teacher; road alert; superintendent update...

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SUV flips, kills father and injures son

Updated: 06/04/2007 - A deadly wreck Friday morning on Harlem-Grovetown Road occured in the 6100 block just past a turn locals call "Dead Man's Curve." It's where Robert Owen was killed, his fourteen year old son was sent to MCG.

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Weekend rain brings much-needed relief

Updated: 06/04/2007 - Rain across Georgia and South Carolina this weekend, and even though Georgia is still in a severe drought, the rain did bring some relief, especially to our area.

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Richmond County sheriff: Bald Bandits arrested

Updated: 06/04/2007 - The men nicknamed the Bald Bandits are behind bars. Investigators say Brian Cates and Christopher LeFever were involved with 12 robberies across the CSRA.

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Dry conditions hurt local crops

Updated: 06/01/2007 - Right now, our parts of Georgia and South Carolina are in a moderate drought. Some local farmers say this is the worst they've ever seen.

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On Your Side: Four-Legged Fraud

Updated: 06/01/2007 - Imagine paying for a puppy, but it never arrives. In fact, it doesn't exist. It's a new scam that's making its way around the Internet and it's preying on the hearts and wallets of pet lovers.

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ACSO makes six arrests, seizes guns, money, drugs

Updated: 06/01/2007 - The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office and the ATF, arrested six people Thursday night and seized guns, money and drugs at a home in Monetta.

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GBI investigating Warren County domestic shooting

Updated: 06/01/2007 - The GBI is investigating two shootings in Warren County. 43-year-old Janice Hudson was shot and killed last night at her West Reese Road home. Her husband, Willie Hutson, Jr., is recovering at MCG.

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Man wanted in Aiken shooting

Updated: 06/01/2007 - Deputies are searching for 28-year-old Christopher T. Roper of Aiken after they say he shot 26-year-old Carlos Allen during an argument on Wadley Road around 2:30 Friday morning.

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Clothing store owners fed up with serial burglaries

Posted: 06/01/2007 - Some business owners in south Augusta say they are being targeted by burglars. The break-ins are happening at urban clothing stores within close proximity of each other.

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Assaulted special needs teacher dies after 7-year coma

Posted: 06/01/2007 - Gail Hendrick died Thursday after spending the last seven and a half years in a coma. Hendrick was a special education teacher who was brutally attacked by one of her own students at Murphey Middle School.

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Local Update - June 1, 2007

Updated: 06/01/2007 - Fatal accident; local TB tests; today's graduation schedule; Aiken County smoking ban; SC tax increase

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Police substations often vacant

Posted: 05/31/2007 - Sheriff's office substations are designed to keep crime down in some areas and make it easier for deputies to do their job, but neighbors in some high-crime areas say the police presence they once had is gone.

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