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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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Commission says no to south Augusta mixed-income housing

Updated: 04/09/2007 - Plans for a public housing development in south Augusta hit a roadblock today. Augusta commissioners now say they don't want the development built there. In March, several homeowners went to a meeting to protest the plans.

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Man hospitalized after shooting

Updated: 04/09/2007 - A man is at MCG hospital after a shooting just before 2 o'clock this afternoon at 1006 Daniel Street, off Old Savannah Road. The man, who has not been identified, suffered a gunshot wound or wounds to the head.

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McDuffie County BOE to discuss superintendent

Posted: 04/09/2007 - The McDuffie County school board will meet this Thursday, April 12 at 6 p.m. to talk about Superintendent Dr. Mark Petersen. The Board of Education says they've received a lot of complaints recently.

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Local Update - April 9, 2007

Posted: 04/09/2007 - Zach Johnson wins Masters; 2 die in Aiken County wreck; 2 Aiken County brush fires; cold snap endangers plants.

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Vaughn Taylor catches the world's eye

Updated: 04/09/2007 - He may have come up short in the end, but Vaughn Taylor put his name on the national map when it comes to golf. The hometown boy did himself proud this year at Augusta National.

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Record cold endangers crops

Updated: 04/09/2007 - A record cold April has affected all kinds of plants. With freezing temperatures expected again Sunday night, one local nursery waited it out to see what Mother Nature had in store. "It could be devastating..."

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Zach Johnson wins 2007 Masters

Updated: 04/09/2007 - The 2007 Masters champion is Iowa native Zach Johnson, who shot a final round 3-under-par 69, ending with a 289 total. This was Johnson's third Masters appearance, and the first major championship for the 31-year-old.

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2 women dead after Highway 78 crash

Updated: 04/09/2007 - Fannie Jones was on her way home to Denmark after a day of shopping with her family when she was hit head on by a Langley woman trying to pass a tractor trailer truck in a no passing zone.

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Brush fires spring up in Aiken County

Updated: 04/09/2007 - Neither Georgia nor South Carolina would allow outdoor burning today, and it soon became obvious why. News 12 caught two Aiken County brush fires on tape this afternoon...the kind that can quickly spread.

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Rooting for Vaughn

Updated: 04/07/2007 - Augusta's Vaughn Taylor has been playing very well through the difficult conditions this Masters. As of the end of Round 3, he's tied for fourth. There was a lot of excitement and support for Vaughn Taylor out at the course.

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Violence hits local hotel just in time for Masters

Updated: 04/06/2007 - Some places with Masters visitors, like the Regency Inn downtown, can be hotspots for violent crime. One couple staying there says they lost hundreds of dollars at gunpoint early Thursday morning.

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Washington Road crime down this Masters Week

Posted: 04/06/2007 - Richmond County deputies have been all over Washington Road this week, keeping a close watch. Deputies say their increased presence this Masters has meant less crime, and so far, this Masters Week has been unusually slow.

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Man wanted in shooting

Updated: 04/06/2007 - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for 19-year-old Michael Johnson, wanted for assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. They say he fired three to five shots at 2230 Acapulco Drive.

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Man found dead at scene of fire

Updated: 04/06/2007 - Traffic on Tobacco Road was blocked for a few hours last night after Richmond County firefighters arrived at the scene of a house fire and made a disturbing discovery.

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Dumb and Dangerous Driving at the Masters

Updated: 04/06/2007 - We caught some amazing dumb and dangerous driving at Berckman's and Washington Road. The only thing that seems to be on people's minds is getting into the Tournament. And that means chaos.

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