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School bomb threats out of hand

Updated: 04/11/2007 - Parents and teachers agree that bomb threats are out of control. With statewide CRCT exams coming up next week, administrators say they're expecting more fake threats. Now there's a new plan to try to stop them in Richmond County.

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On Your Side: Trans Fat Troubles

Updated: 04/11/2007 - If you buy a product that claims to not have a particular ingredient in it, you usually trust that to be true. In all reality, you may want to be a little more skeptical of those labels.

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Teen confesses to arson

Updated: 04/11/2007 - A teenager has been arrested and accused of started at least three fires in the past few weeks. Officers were able to arrest the 16-year-old after receiving a number of anonymous tips.

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Georgia Pre-K enrollment highly competitive

Updated: 04/11/2007 - The Columbia County school board is looking into a lottery for Pre-K positions that some say was done unfairly. Academics these days are competitive, even at the pre-kindergarten level.

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Giuliani stops in Augusta

Updated: 04/12/2007 - Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani was in Augusta today, and while he was here he decided to pay a visit to firefighters to say thank you for Augusta's part in New York's recovery after 9/11.

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Teen arrested for Harrisburg arsons

Updated: 04/11/2007 - Investigators at Augusta's fire department say they have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with a number of fires in the Harrisburg community. Right now, they are only linking him to some fires on Watkins Street.

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Second morning bank robbery in two days in Augusta

Updated: 04/11/2007 - The Georgia Bank and Trust on Walton Way was robbed this morning. Deputies say a masked man walked into the bank at around 10 o'clock demanding money. He did not have a weapon.

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Local Update - April 11, 2007

Posted: 04/11/2007 - Murder suspect on the loose; doctor accused of illegally selling prescription drugs; questions arise over Pre-K lottery; downtown ballpark proposed.

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Pre-K selection process under investigation

Updated: 04/11/2007 - There are only so many slots in River Ridge Elementary's Pre-K program to go around, so the county had to draw names for them. But the outcome has some parents claiming the results were rigged.

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Wrens doctor accused of selling prescription drugs

Updated: 04/10/2007 - A doctor has been arrested for how he handled prescriptions in Jefferson County. Today marked the end of a four-year investigation of his office on Broad Street in Wrens.

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Five lose homes to Augusta apartment fire

Updated: 04/10/2007 - Fire investigators say the fire that destroyed part of Yorktown Apartments started from a dryer in a laundry closet. Five people have lost everything, but no one was hurt.

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On Your Side: Best Buys

Updated: 04/10/2007 - As the saying goes, you get what you pay for...so maybe you feel the need to spend more on your big ticket buys like refrigerators and dishwashers. But you may be wasting your money.

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Downtown GreenJackets stadium proposed

Updated: 04/10/2007 - Downtown Augusta could soon have a new landmark, if the mayor gets his way. Tuesday, Mayor Deke Copenhaver announced a committee to look into building a stadium for the Augusta GreenJackets downtown.

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Daniel Street murder suspect on the loose

Updated: 04/10/2007 - 53-year-old Freddie Jones was shot twice in the head on Daniel Street yesterday. He later died from his injuries at MCG. Now investigators are looking for Lavardes "Chicago" Lockhart.

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DA to investigate motorcycle death

Posted: 04/10/2007 - The district attorney now has the case of a deadly motorcycle wreck that happened during a charity ride. Wayne Malick died last April when another motorcycle grazed a car, causing the car to hit the group of motorcycles.

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Imperial Theatre fires executive director

Updated: 04/11/2007 - The Imperial Theatre's board of directors has voted to terminate Lara Plocha, the theater's executive director. Board president Paul Brewer cited performance issues. A search committee for a new executive director has been formed.

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Richmond County deputies catch bank robbery suspect

Updated: 04/10/2007 - Investigators have arrested James Edward Parker. They say he passed a Crown Bank teller a note saying he had a bomb and he wanted his pillowcase filled with money. They caught him just down the road.

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2 in serious condition after SUV spins off onramp

Posted: 04/10/2007 - Two people are in serious condition after their SUV spun off an interstate onramp and flipped. A Chevrolet Blazer traveling westbound on I-20 took the westbound I-520 ramp towards Columbia County too fast.

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Health care an issue in choosing new city pension plan

Updated: 04/10/2007 - New changes may be on the way for those of you planning to retire from the city of Augusta. An information meeting was held Monday night to discuss changes to the current pension plan.

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Local Update - April 10, 2007

Posted: 04/10/2007 - Accident on I-20 onramp; six months since Erica Bradley disappeared; Payne sues city in children's deaths; DA looks into school bus death; Commission won't approve south Augusta mixed-income housing.

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Hankerson extradited

Updated: 04/10/2007 - An accused killer is back home to face trial. Joseph "Tree" Hankerson was caught in New York late last year. Monday night, US Marshals returned him to Atlanta, where local officers picked him up and brought him back to Aiken.

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Hephzibah man killed in shooting

Posted: 04/10/2007 - A Hephzibah man is dead after receiving at least two gunshot wounds to the head yesterday afternoon. It happened around 2 o'clock on Daniel Street, off Savannah Road.

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Richmond County superintendent search moving forward

Posted: 04/09/2007 - 30 people so far have applied for the job of Richmond County School Superintendent, some as far away as New Jersey and Oklahoma. Eight of the applicants are currently superintendents.

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School bus death goes to district attorney

Posted: 04/09/2007 - The district attorney is now reviewing the case of a toddler hit and killed by a school bus. The Columbia County Sheriff's Office says Danny Craig now has the case of two-year-old Kole Ford.

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