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Local Update - February 6, 2007

Posted: 02/06/2007 - Man arrested for raping woman in department store; Aiken County teen dies in crash; Williams pushes to jazz up Brown statue; Aiken County Council holds smoking ban public hearing.

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On Your Side: Rapid Refund Warning

Updated: 02/06/2007 - You've all seen the signs: use your W-2 as a down payment for a new car or get your tax return refund immediately. They all sound great--but as usual, there is more to the story than those signs are telling you.

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Burke County inmate found hanged

Updated: 02/06/2007 - Ezumer Palmer was arrested Thursday after more than four pounds of cocaine, guns, and cash were found at his home in Keysville. According to reports, he took his own life while being held at the Burke County Jail.

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Rape reported at department store

Updated: 02/06/2007 - The Goody's store on Deans Bridge Road was closed down Monday afternoon while deputies investigated a reported rape there. The victim says a man with a gun was there when she went into the bathroom.

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Pizza delivery ramps up during Super Bowl

Posted: 02/05/2007 - Pizza delivery places all over the country were fielding orders right up until the last touchdown. Some companies estimate that their delivery drivers traveled 4 million miles today.

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StormFEST 2007

Updated: 02/05/2007 - 150 people joined StormTeam 12 meteorologist Adam Clark at Fort Discovery on Saturday for StormFEST 2007. Over 100 people became certified storm spotters, trained on how to spot weather warning signs.

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Only on 12: Man shot in head by best friend

Updated: 02/05/2007 - It was a gruesome scene inside a Blythe mobile home Friday night. Wilbert Fuller was shot...and authorities say his best friend pulled the trigger. Investigators arrested Fuller's friend and neighbor Henry Williams.

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Sixth grader dies after complaining of headache

Updated: 02/05/2007 - There are still lots of questions following the death of a Langford Middle School student. 12-year-old Cyan Scoggins of Augusta died Thursday morning, but no one knows how.

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Local Update - February 5, 2007

Posted: 02/05/2007 - Fatal accident in Aiken County; man may be paralyzed after being shot by friend; shooting follows argument; bus driver improving after Friday shooting; Wachovia inside Deans Bridge Kroger robbed; Burke County drug bust.

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School bus driver shot by fellow driver

Updated: 02/06/2007 - A North Augusta bus driver is in critical condition after getting shot Friday morning. Police say 69-year-old Booker McKenney confessed to shooting 55-year-old Beryl Kinsey at around 6:45, before her morning route.

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Friends remember Charles DeVaney

Updated: 02/06/2007 - Funeral services for former mayor Charles DeVaney were held at First Baptist Church. Family and friends came together from as far away as England to remember a man who touched so many lives.

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New drug-sniffing dog learns tricks of the trade

Updated: 02/06/2007 - They're the eyes and ears for police when drugs aren't in plain view. News 12 went to Spartanburg to see how new K-9 "Max" is learning to help Aiken Public Safety protect your family.

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Family Fraud Alert: Lottery Checks

Updated: 02/06/2007 - You may be getting some mail announcing something that's really too good to be true: lottery checks for lots and lots of money. The trouble is, almost all of them are fake.

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South Augusta bank robbed

Updated: 02/02/2007 - The Wachovia inside Kroger on Deans Bridge Road was robbed this afternoon. The robber was still at large at time of writing. A man wearing a white skull cap entered the bank and asked for cash, then ran from the scene.

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Dumb and Dangerous Driving - February 1, 2007

Updated: 02/06/2007 - State law actually prevents deputies from running radar in most neighborhoods. That's why people in Ivy Falls are getting together and asking the local government for help.

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Human skull found near Enterprise Mill

Updated: 02/06/2007 - A human skull has been found amongst other debris by a construction crew off a dirt road near Enterprise Mill. Investigators are working with a forensic anthropologist from the GBI to identify the remains.

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Tomi Rae challenges James Brown's will

Updated: 02/06/2007 - Tomi Rae Brown has filed a petition contesting James Brown's will. In it she argues that as Brown's widow, she is entitled to part of the estate. This is the second legal challenge filed against the late singer's will.

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Local Update - February 2, 2007

Updated: 02/02/2007 - Bus driver shot behind middle school; minor accident on I-20 between Wheeler and 520; 2 hospitalized after car loses control on Broad Street; DeVaney funeral today.

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Bus driver shot behind North Augusta Middle

Updated: 02/02/2007 - Investigators have arrested a suspect after an early morning shooting behind North Augusta Middle School. Booker T. McKenney of Belvedere was arrested without incident in Johnston in connection to the shooting of a school bus driver.

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Special Assignment: MyDeathSpace

Updated: 02/06/2007 - A new website is giving us instant access to the private lives of those who've passed on. It's called MyDeathSpace.com, and it links its users to the MySpace pages of the deceased.

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Commissioners agree on new guidelines during retreat

Updated: 02/06/2007 - It's not often you get commissioners raising their hands and raising concerns with no one raising their voices. But that's what happened at their retreat at the Old Government House.

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Retired firefighter says test should be tough

Updated: 02/06/2007 - Firefighters and paramedics work hard to serve us, but is the test to get into training too difficult? The last round of testing wasn't too impressive. In fact, two thirds of test-takers failed.

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Local Update - February 1, 2007

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Man serving life sentence acquitted of murder; south Augusta home destroyed by fire; burglary victim offers reward for suspect.

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