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14-year-old accused shooter out on bond

Posted: 05/12/2006 - A week after a deadly shooting in a south Augusta neighborhood, the accused shooter, 14-year-old Johnny Thai Dinh, is out of jail on bond. Neighbors say that since the shooting both families have moved out of their homes...one because of memories, the other because of fear of retaliation.

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I-20 wrecks cause congestion

Posted: 05/12/2006 - Traffic along I-20 was backed up for miles Friday, May 12 after an early morning wreck. An 18-wheeler overturned at around 5:30.

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"Star and Buc Wild" off air

Posted: 05/12/2006 - If you're used to listening to "Star and Buc Wild" in the morning on local radio station Power 107, listen up. That syndicated radio show will no longer air.

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Former Aiken County prosecutor arrested for soliciting sex

Updated: 06/21/2006 - The South Carolina Attorney General reports Anthony Clark Odom, 32, was arrested by the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office for solicitation of a minor. Odom was the assistant solicitor who prosecuted James Brown after he was arrested for beating his wife.

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William Pittman testifies

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Linda Schrenko was his elementary school principal, and today he testified in a federal trial in Atlanta. News 12's Laurie Ott was the only local reporter in Atlanta for the testimony of William Pittman.

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Special Assignment: Identity Theft

Updated: 02/01/2007 - It's the ultimate target for thieves, and you're making it way too easy for them. As you'll see in this News 12 Special Assignment, your identity is up for grabs. It's up to you to keep what's truly yours.

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Schrenko details money laundering scheme in court

Updated: 02/01/2007 - One last stand in Atlanta for former state school superintendent Linda Schrenko. After pleading guilty Wednesday to two felony charges, Schrenko is now a government witness.

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Perdue weighs in on Schrenko guilty plea

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Just one day after Linda Schrenko pleads guilty, Georgia's governor Sonny Perdue weighs in. News 12's Kate Tillotson caught up with him in Columbia County.

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A sad finale for Linda Schrenko

Updated: 02/01/2007 - A sad finale in a federal courtroom in Atlanta for former state school superintendent Linda Schrenko. News 12's Laurie Ott was the only local reporter in the courtroom as Schrenko took the stand to testify for the prosecution.

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Thermal imaging system helps firefighters save lives

Posted: 05/11/2006 - A new tool is helping Augusta firefighters see in total darkness. The technology was developed by the navy, and it filtered into the fire service. It's called a thermal imaging camera.

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5 Richmond Co. middle schools ordered to restructure

Updated: 05/11/2006 - More than 1700 schools across the country have not met adequate yearly progress for 5 years under President Bush's No Child Left Behind Act. Now all of those schools are ordered to restructure.

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Schrenko testifies

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Linda Schrenko took the stand Thursday in the federal trial for her two former co-defendants, South Africans Stephan Botes and Peter Steyn. News 12's Laurie Ott was the only local reporter there for the dramatic start to testimony from the former superintendent herself.

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Three years of Schrenko: looking back

Updated: 02/01/2007 - A stunner at the Atlanta federal courthouse today as Linda Schrenko pleads guilty to two felony charges: conspiracy and money laundering. This ends two and a half years of investigations into more than $600,000 of federal education money that prosecutors say ended up in Schrenko's failed campaign for governor.

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I-20 car chase ends in 3 arrests

Posted: 05/10/2006 - Three people are in custody after a two-state car chase. It started after a shoplifting incident at the Augusta Mall. Richmond County deputies chased a stolen car on Interstate 20.

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Merle Temple arrested for obstruction of justice

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Merle Temple was arraigned on the 20th floor of the federal building in Atlanta on complaint of obstructing justice by contacting Schrenko after telling prosecutors on March 20 he would no longer do so.

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Aiken NAACP leaders take concerns step further

Posted: 05/10/2006 - Wednesday, May 9, the Aiken NAACP met with Aiken County school board members. They say minority candidates are being overlooked for administrator positions.

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Greenbrier Elementary principal on leave; BOE not talking

Posted: 05/10/2006 - Some Columbia County parents are wondering why an elementary school principal is on a leave of absence. Jonathan Pike, principal of Greenbrier Elementary School, is still technically on staff...but you won't find him at school.

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Schrenko enters plea deal with prosecutors

Updated: 02/01/2007 - "I just want to go home and be a retired old woman," Linda Schrenko said upon her arrival at court Wednesday morning. But Linda Schrenko won't be spending much time at her home. Federal prison is in the future for the former Georgia state school superintendent.

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