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Brown children want to expand administrator's role

Posted: 04/12/2007 - The James Brown estate case is headed for more courtroom action. Lawyers for James Brown's adult children say they are filing a motion to expand the role of the special administrator of the estate.

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SC Senate panel to soften abortion bill

Posted: 04/12/2007 - A South Carolina Senate panel is looking to soften a proposed abortion law. Last month, the House passed a plan to require doctors to show an ultrasound to women seeking an abortion.

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New Fort Gordon commander selected

Posted: 04/12/2007 - Thursday, Fort Gordon announced that Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Foley will be taking over the post and the Army Signal Corps. He'll replace Gen. Randy Strong, who has held the position since 2005.

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Changes at Alternative School making difference

Updated: 04/12/2007 - Augusta's Alternative School is where students are sent who cause trouble. But now, the principal is inviting the community to see the changes they're making and how it's affecting learning.

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CBS fires Don Imus

Updated: 04/12/2007 - CBS today announced its decision to cease broadcasting the Imus in the Morning radio program, effective immediately, on a permanent basis. Imus in the Morning was carried on 61 stations across the United States.

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Teen killed on bicycle

Updated: 04/13/2007 - A tragic accident claimed the life of a south Augusta teenager Thursday afternoon. 17-year-old Jeffrey Griffin was killed while riding his bicycle. He was hit by a truck at the intersection of Travis and Daisy Lane.

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Local Update - April 12, 2007

Posted: 04/12/2007 - Teenager arrested for arson; man wanted in Daniel Street murder; technology connects local law enforcement agencies; Carolyn Usry passes away; Columbia County Pre-K program; McDuffie County BOE meeting tonight.

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Columbia County Pre-K program in jeopardy

Updated: 04/12/2007 - First it was the issue of an alleged fixed drawing for preschool slots in Columbia County. Now there's talk the county may be getting rid of its Pre-K program altogether.

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Technology connects local law enforcement agencies

Updated: 04/11/2007 - CSRA Intellinet will take leads from different counties and combine it under one computer database. That means officers can find a suspect in minutes rather than weeks or months or even longer.

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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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