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Sex offender goes off radar in Burke County

Updated: 9:38 AM - He's in jail in the psych ward now, but authorities are still trying to figure out how a sex offender slipped through the cracks without making it onto Burke County's sex offender registry.

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Troopers warn drivers the 'slowpoke' law is in effect

Updated: 07/30/2014 - With I-20 running through our area, Troopers say they've already pulled over more than a few 'slow pokes.' But, right now, the Slow Poke Law is so new, many drivers aren't even aware they're breaking any rules.

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White House outlines 2014 drug control policy

Posted: 07/09/2014 - The White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy's acting director Michael Botticelli outlined the administration's blueprint for limiting drug abuse Wednesday at a drug treatment facility in Roanoke, Virginia.

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Harvey family protests grand jury's decision at courthouse

George Harvey (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 07/07/2014 - Friends and family protested at the Richmond County Courthouse early Monday morning. The Harvey family says they do not agree with a grand jury's decision to not press charges against the deputy who tased George Harvey.

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FIRST ON 12: GBI case file shines light on taser death

George Harvey (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 06/12/2014 - George Harvey's family wants to know why deputy Matthew Sanderson is off the hook since Harvey was tased after flagging the deputy down for help. We take a look at the case file that helps answer that question.

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ONLY ON 12: Family of tasing victim plans to sue

George Harvey (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 06/05/2014 - Harvey's family says this isn't the end of the line for them. They plan to fight until their family gets justice. Since the state will not be filing charges against the officer who tased their brother, they plan to sue.

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Local playwright brings conversation about domestic violence to stage

Updated: 05/30/2014 - Local radio host Miss Monique from Power 107 has written a play called 'Unavailable.' It focuses on the issue of domestic violence. It hits the stage May 31st, but those involved are hoping the effects are felt for a long time after.

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Westside senior walks at graduation despite gunshot wound

Updated: 05/28/2014 - Terriona Searles was shot in the leg while she was running away from gunfire at a private graduation party Sunday night at the James Brown Arena. Wednesday, she was back at the scene of the crime to get her diploma.

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Dog attacks 4-year-old; Sheriff says charges won't be filed

Updated: 05/14/2014 - A 4-year-old was playing in a family friend's yard. A dog named Zeus was tied to a tree, but that didn't stop him from sinking his teeth into her cheek. Her family wants to know why the dog isn't being put down.

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ONLY ON 12: Neighbor details troubled history on Laurel Street

Updated: 05/08/2014 - News 12 pulled five different reports from July 2011 to now of crimes involving the Laurel Street house Christopher Jackson calls home. Officials also tell us there are many more warrants and citations that are still tied up in state court.

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Leadership changing at local jail

Updated: 05/08/2014 - Leadership at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center will be changing soon. Major Gene Johnson, the man in charge of the jail and everything in it, will be taking off his badge at the end of the month.

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New website hopes to help lower risk of sexual assault

Updated: 05/01/2014 - The problem of sexual assault hits close to home. Since October, Safe Homes of Augusta has helped nearly 1,000 teens involved in dating violence. A new website called KiteString hopes to help women from becoming victims.

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Deputies: Trenton man arrested for ill-treatment of 77 horses

Updated: 03/26/2014 - An Edgefield County man is facing an animal cruelty charge for allegedly mistreating 77 horses. On Saturday morning, deputies raided a horse farm near the corner of Vann Road and New Market Road in Trenton. But as News 12's Chad Mills found out, they didn't seize all 77 horses.

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Murder suspect also "person of interest" in woman's disappearance

Angel Phelps

Updated: 03/21/2014 - 46-year-old Todd Brown is behind bars and charged with murder. Wednesday, Aiken County deputies say he kicked in a door before shooting and killing 32-year-old Lacey Parker of Warrenville. Now, the Sheriff's Office says Brown is a "person of interest" in another big case.

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