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GreenJackets owner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Posted: 01/10/2007 - He was the enduring image of major league baseball the season he broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record. Now Augusta GreenJacket owner Cal Ripken is a Hall of Famer.

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DOT: I-20 pacing necessary for safety, long-term benefits

Updated: 01/09/2007 - Long lines of traffic have crawled down the interstate this week. Today, we learned it will last twice as long as originally thought to get I-20 back to normal. But the DOT says it's short term pain for long term gain.

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Parents allegedly permit Lincolnton teen beer bash

Updated: 01/09/2007 - A truckload of beer and alcohol was seized after a teen beer bash was broken up in Lincoln County this weekend. Dozens of teenagers were found there, all underage, and some of the very young.

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Brown's death hastens plans for Legacy Monument

Posted: 01/09/2007 - He'll always be larger than life for music fans around the world. Now there are plans to honor James Brown with a much bigger statue than the one that's now in downtown Augusta.

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Richmond County court clerk arrested

Posted: 01/09/2007 - Augusta civil and magistrate court deputy clerk Mandy Rhodes of Martinez was arrested this afternoon. She's accused of stealing $21,000 in public money. She first came under suspicion last summer.

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Aiken County magistrate judge arrested

Posted: 01/09/2007 - Magistrate court Judge Charles Carter of Aiken County was arrested today. Warrants say Judge Carter knew that a county employee was having an improper sexual relationship but did not report it to authorities.

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I-20 eastbound paced Jan. 8 through 12

Updated: 01/09/2007 - Eastbound traffic on I-20 will be paced on Wednesday January 8, and continue through Friday, January 12, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Westbound pacing will also continue through next week.

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One Graniteville victim fears never seeing a settlement

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Victims of the Graniteville train wreck involved in a class-action lawsuit got the news they've been waiting to hear today: their lawsuit has been settled. One woman living in the town is still waiting for a resolution to her own lawsuit.

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Local Update - January 9, 2007

Posted: 01/09/2007 - Another armed robbery; seafood restaurant catches fire; lawmakers return to work; federal judge approves Graniteville settlement; deputy expected to recover after hitting deer; three armed robberies; I-20 pacing.

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Armed robberies on the rise in Augusta

Posted: 01/08/2007 - Four armed robberies in just 24 hours. What investigators say worries them is that different people may have hit each store. They expected the new year to bring less crime. So far, it's brought anything but.

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Freshman lawmakers hope to make a difference for Augusta

Updated: 01/08/2007 - Sonny Perdue was sworn in today for his second term as governor, and Casey Cagle was sworn in as the state's first-ever Republican lieutenant governor. This is also a big day for our local lawmakers.

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Karyn Grace continues fight for Gunner-Ryker Bill

Updated: 01/09/2007 - A grieving mother is taking her fight back to the steps of South Carolina's state capitol. Exactly one year ago today Karyn Grace found her sons dead after deputies say her husband killed them in a murder-suicide.

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Funeral home robbed

Updated: 01/08/2007 - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office needs your help to find the men who robbed a funeral home this afternoon. Investigators say a man got into an argument with a clerk, then took money from a customer in the store.

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Deputies crack down on steadily increasing DUIs

Updated: 01/09/2007 - Only one week into the new year, there have already been nearly 30 arrests for DUI in Richmond County alone. Over two thousand were arrested in 2006. That's more than a ten percent increase from 2005.

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Pain still fresh for Graniteville victim's family

Updated: 01/11/2007 - The Graniteville community came together for two memorial ceremonies to remember the tragedy and the nine people who lost their lives. While it's been 24 months since the accident, one victim's family says the pain has not gone away.

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Wanted sex offender visits brother in Augusta

Updated: 01/11/2007 - An Augusta man admits to opening his home to his brother--a wanted sex offender. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is still looking for 46-year-old Bill Laws, last seen in Augusta's Harrisburg area.

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Volunteer firefighter couple suffering Graniteville effects

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Many Graniteville residents are still suffering from the aftermath of the 2005 train wreck. The crash spewed tons of lethal chemicals into the early morning sky, leaving nine people dead. News 12 spoke with two survivors.

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2007 Georgia Legislative Session begins Monday

Posted: 01/08/2007 - Georgia's General Assembly returns to work today for the start of the 2007 Legislative Session, and Augusta is sending several new lawmakers. The Republicans will be in control of both the House and Senate.

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Local Update - January 8, 2007

Updated: 01/08/2007 - 2007 Legislative Sessions beginning in Georgia and South Carolina; Sheriff's deputy hospitalized after hitting deer; sex offender still missing; I-20 pacing starts today.

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Parent says woods near Glenn Hills invite trouble

Updated: 01/05/2007 - 16-year-old Delonte Kitchings was arrested yesterday after allegedly raping a female student in a wooded area near the school. One parent says that area is bad news because students have easy access to a very isolated place.

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Brown's daughter won't weigh in on marriage issue

Posted: 01/05/2007 - Wednesday, Tomi Rae Brown appeared on CNN's Larry King Live to defend her relationship with James Brown. On Thursday, Brown's daughter was joined by Rev. Al Sharpton on the same program.

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