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Augusta's most wanted man has checkered past

Kevin Richardson (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 05/10/2013 - Kevin D. Richardson is a father and a wanted man. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Richardson is one of two men involved in the beatings of Wesley Spires and Ashley Solesbee.

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1 suspect identified in Riverwalk beating

Kevin Richardson (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 05/10/2013 - Kevin D. Richardson has been named as one of the suspects in the beating and robbery of Wesley Spires and Ashley Solesbee on May 3.

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Deputies: Downtown is not as bad as it seems

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Updated: 05/10/2013 - Richmond County Sheriff Deputies say Downtown Augusta is safe. They say with more people coming downtown there's always a chance something could happen.

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Barnwell man sentenced to life on drug charges

Posted: 05/09/2013 - Terrance Lamar Wiggins, 32, was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Viral fight videos becoming more violent

Updated: 05/09/2013 - In Augusta we've seen multiple fight videos from the Augusta Mall to downtown to a Waffle House. They were all posted on social media sites that draw millions of viewers, thousands of likes and hundreds of shares.

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More lighting needed on the Riverwalk

Posted: 05/08/2013 - News 12 uncovered a string of lights not working on the Riverwalk Tuesday night. Some wonder if better lighting could have prevented a couple from being brutally attacked there last weekend.

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Witness shares new details in downtown brawl

Updated: 05/08/2013 - The fight started near the corner of 10th and Broad, quickly moving down toward the J.B. White's Building and even into the street. One man who didn't want his name released witnessed it all.

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Riverwalk attack victim speaks out, forgives attackers

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Updated: 05/07/2013 - We're learning more about a brutal attack on Augusta's River Walk. Two victims from South Carolina are still recovering. As deputies search for suspects, one victim tells us she's already forgiven the two men allegedly responsible. News 12's Chad Mills spoke with that woman.

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Stratford homeowners react to treasurer's charges

Laurie Vanover (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 05/07/2013 - After five months of an investigation, charges have been filed for Stratford Homeowners Association Treasurer Laurie Vanover. Now, members of that HOA are reacting to the news of how much money she was accused of actually taking.

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Waynesboro City Council selects new top cop


Updated: 05/07/2013 - On Monday, City Council members selected Augustus Palmer III as the new top cop. The vote was three to one with two council members not attending the meeting.

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Golf cart stolen from community nonprofit

Updated: 05/07/2013 - Investigators are looking for the person or people who took something that's very important to a group that helps kids and the elderly.

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Victim in downtown Augusta attack is volunteer firefighter

Wesley Spires (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 05/06/2013 - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Wesley Spires and his girlfriend were hit by some type of bat or pipe while sitting on bench at Augusta's Riverwalk. News 12 spoke to one of Spires friends about the attack.

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Wild fight in downtown Augusta caught on camera

Updated: 05/07/2013 - A wild fight in downtown Augusta that ends with shots being fired was all caught on camera. It happened more than a week ago, and the Sheriff's Office says it didn't know about it until today.

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