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Warren County storm victims stuck waiting for relief

Updated: 03/06/2007 - Warren County isn't in a state of emergency, and some say that lack of an official designation is slowing the cleanup process and frustrating storm victims. They haven't seen any relief except from churches and friends.

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Local Update - March 6, 2007

Updated: 03/06/2007 - SUV goes over embankment; gang member wanted; couple wanted for abusing child; bank robber on the loose; Warren County storm victims out in cold; Red Cross continues assistance; hot topics on tonight's Commission agenda.

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Laney Walker merchants say panhandling worse after ordinance

Updated: 03/05/2007 - It's been a year since Augusta passed a law cracking down on aggressive panhandling in certain spots. Downtown business owners say it's been effective, but other folks say begging has become a bigger problem.

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On Your Side: Taken for a Ride

Updated: 03/05/2007 - Derrick Toole thought he had it made in the shade--a chance to do what he loves while riding the high seas in the tropics. It turns out the only ride he got is the one a business that he calls a fraud took him on.

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Red Cross helps Thomson residents recover from storms

Posted: 03/05/2007 - In our area, hundreds of people have been displaced by Thursday's storms. The Augusta Red Cross reopened its service center in Thomson today. Volunteers are making sure help goes to the people who need it most.

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Al Sharpton visits Clarks Hill plantation home

Updated: 03/05/2007 - Rev. Al Sharpton stopped in the Palmetto State today to connect his slave lineage after learning his great-grandfather was owned as property by one of Strom Thurmond's ancestors.

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Zeke comes home

Updated: 03/05/2007 - After 31 days on the run, Will Brown is in jail and his son, 14-month-old Ezekiel "Zeke" Brown, is back in his mother's arms. Authorities say Will Brown abducted Zeke from his Evans daycare last month, then fled to Mexico.

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Thomson teen takes care of family after storm

Updated: 03/05/2007 - Families across McDuffie and Warren counties are struggling to pick up the pieces after Thursday's storm. In one Thomson family, the heavy burden of the clean up is falling on the shoulders of a 15-year-old.

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Klaas Kids Foundation helps Augusta parents protect kids

Updated: 03/05/2007 - Marc Klaas started the Klaas Kids Foundation came out to the new H.H. Gregg in the Augusta Exchange to talk to parents and guardians and help them get identification kits for their children.

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Floods cause Grovetown road cave-in

Updated: 03/05/2007 - Thursday's storms also hit Grovetown. There, people weren't dealing with damage to their homes, but to their roads. Officials say the massive rain caused Pauline Street to cave in.

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Storm devastation seen from above

Updated: 03/05/2007 - The destruction from the storms on March 1 looks bad from the ground, but from the sky, you really get a sense of the extent of the damage. News 12 rode along with Richmond County's Air-Med to get aerial footage of all the destruction.

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EF2 tornado destroys McDuffie, Warren County homes

Updated: 03/13/2007 - McDuffie County was hit hard by March 1's twister. The National Weather Service says the path of destruction is a quarter mile wide in some spots. Home after home have trees either in them or on them.

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On Your Side: After the Storm

Updated: 03/05/2007 - Many of you have some sort of damage to your home from the storms, and you may be wondering what you need to do to get it fixed. 12 On Your Side's Jeff Anderson has the insurance information you need.

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Local Update - March 5, 2007

Posted: 03/05/2007 - Georgia insurance commissioner visits Thomson; Thomson teen takes care of family after storm; Red Cross shelter in Thomson; Rev. Sharpton to Edgefield; kidnapped Evans child returns safely; couple wanted for child abuse.

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West Augusta credit union robbed at gunpoint

Updated: 03/05/2007 - An armed robber hit a credit union on the west side of Augusta Monday morning. It happened around 9:25 at the Georgia Telco Credit Union. That's in the 1300 block of Augusta West Parkway.

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Interview: Dr. Dan Rahn

Posted: 03/02/2007 - MCG is trying to ease the local concern about its plans to expand to Athens. They want to start a regional campus there, with room for 40 first year med students. That plan isn't sitting well with leaders in Augusta.

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Overnight storms tear through CSRA

Updated: 03/05/2007 - Storms rolled through McDuffie and Warren Counties overnight, leaving severe damage in places. McDuffie County was hit by an F2 tornado. Gov. Perdue declared a state of emergency in nine Georgia counties, including McDuffie.

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Red Cross opens shelter in response to tornadoes

Posted: 03/02/2007 - The American Red Cross of Augusta has opened a shelter for individuals affected by the tornadoes at the First Baptist Church in Thomson, Georgia. This is made possible by the generous contributions of the local community.

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Power outage in Thomson and Harlem

Posted: 03/02/2007 - Due to last night's severe weather, Jefferson Energy Cooperative is reporting outages in the Thomson and Harlem areas. Line crews and customer service personnel have been called in for restoration efforts.

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Gov. Perdue declares state of emergency in McDuffie County

Posted: 03/02/2007 - Gov. Sonny Perdue issued an executive order today declaring a state of emergency in six Georgia counties after severe weather hit the state overnight. Gov. Perdue left Atlanta early this morning to personally inspect the damage.

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City has the money but not the manpower for SPLOST 5

Updated: 03/01/2007 - You voted for a sales tax because you were promised a $20 million exhibit hall, a $40 million judicial center, and a new library for almost $15 million. But so far, not one brick has been laid for any of these projects.

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13 arrested, charged with using false green cards

Updated: 03/02/2007 - 13 people were arrested last Thursday at Carlisle Wheel and Tire in Aiken. Police say more than a dozen Hispanic employees used false documents to get jobs there. The arrests stemmed from a report of identity theft.

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Fort Gordon's Fisher House helps families of wounded vets

Updated: 03/01/2007 - More than 23,000 American troops have been injured in the Iraq war. One soldier came to get treatment here in Augusta...and Fort Gordon is offering her family a home away from home while she heals.

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On Your Side: Fundraising Fraud

Updated: 03/01/2007 - Workers at a New Ellenton daycare say they got caught up in a scam that's cost them hundreds of dollars. Instead of delivering some much needed money, the scammers picked the pockets of some well-intentioned donors.

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