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Four arrested in Aiken "gang-related" brawl

Posted: 02/20/2007 - Police say a nasty brawl that broke out in a McDonald's parking lot in Aiken was "gang-related". They say they've been watching for awhile and there have been multiple incidents in recent months that point to gang activity.

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Workers say manager cut hours after they reported harassment

Updated: 02/20/2007 - Workers at the Warrenville Movie Gallery say their hours were cut after they reported sexual harassment in the workplace. Now they're taking their claim to the state of South Carolina to get their pay back.

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Deputies say no evidence of alleged Phinizy Road rape

Posted: 02/20/2007 - Monday, News 12 told you a 63-year-old woman told deputies that a stranger attacked her while she was taking out the trash. Now deputies say there's no evidence to support that.

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Two men wanted in unrelated sexual assaults

Posted: 02/20/2007 - Aiken County needs your help finding two men suspected of sexual assault. Jerry Kemp of Belvedere is wanted for criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Tyrone Wade of North Augusta is wanted for two sexual assaults.

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Special Assignment: Unsolved Murder

Posted: 02/19/2007 - A single gunshot rang out in a crowded bar. One man lost his life. And six and a half years later, the gunman is still on the run. Somebody got away with murder on September 18, 2000.

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Phinizy Road woman raped after taking out trash

Updated: 02/20/2007 - A woman says she was sexually assaulted as she was stepping outside her Phinizy Road home to take out the trash. Now some of her neighbors are paying more attention to their surroundings.

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DNA matches suspect in Walton Way rape

Updated: 02/15/2007 - According to a report from Georgia's state crime lab, an analysis of the DNA sample obtained from rape suspect Michael Blocker shows that Blocker's DNA matched that of the sample collected from the rape victim.

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Only on 12: Man robbed by friends at Budget Inn

Updated: 02/14/2007 - Richmond County investigators are looking for three men behind an armed robbery at the Budget Inn motel on Broad Street over the weekend. Investigators say this is a case of friendship gone wrong.

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Jailer accused of sexually assaulting inmate

Updated: 02/14/2007 - Bond has been set at $11,100 for a Richmond County deputy jailer who has been behind bars since yesterday. 42-year-old Joseph Kennedy Smalls is accused of sexually assaulting a male inmate.

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Edgefield man arrested in Internet predator sting

Updated: 02/13/2007 - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has arrested an Edgefield man in an Internet predator sting. Michael Leonard Williams, 30, was arrested Monday. Williams thought he was arranging to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex...

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Glenn Hills Middle hosts gang seminar for parents

Posted: 02/13/2007 - Gangs are growing in number by recruiting kids as young as elementary school. News 12's Lynnsey Gardner sat down with the assistant principal of Glenn Hills Middle to find out what the school is doing to fight the problem.

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No pattern to rash of car thefts

Posted: 02/12/2007 - There was a rash of car thefts across the area this past weekend. What's dangerous about this is that there's no apparent pattern. Deputies say your family's safety depends on the way you react.

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Special Assignment: One on One with Ronnie Strength, Part 2

Updated: 02/12/2007 - He's responsible for more than 700 employees and a budget of nearly $50 million. We've seen him so many times over the years in his official capacity...but what's Sheriff Ronnie Strength really like?

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Augusta woman killed while riding bicycle

Posted: 02/12/2007 - An Augusta woman riding her bike was killed in a fatal accident early Saturday morning. 18-year-old Darrius Ware is in stable condition at MCG following that accident, and once released he'll be taken straight to jail.

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Woman found brutally murdered in Orangeburg

Posted: 02/12/2007 - With each day we are finding out more about what happened to Ruby Thompson Monday night...and her family says it's a nightmare that continued in the courtroom Friday with an outburst from her suspected killer.

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Thousands of dollars in food stolen from homeless ministry

Updated: 02/12/2007 - A homeless man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of food from an Augusta homeless ministry. Deputies say 24-year-old Jeffery Tedesco lowered himself through a skylight at L.O.T.S. Ministries on Broad Street on several occasions.

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17-year-old kidnapped at Aiken Mall, raped

Updated: 02/08/2007 - A Johnston man is in jail, accused of kidnapping a teenage girl from the Aiken Mall parking lot and then raping her. It happened Tuesday night, and officers say they were able to catch the man because of help from a store clerk.

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Bouncer shot at Augusta nightclub

Updated: 02/12/2007 - Paul Dicks was critically injured after being shot in the parking lot of Club Dreams late Wednesday night. The people we talked to say Club Dreams isn't usually a dangerous place to be.

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Teen shot in the foot while walking home

Posted: 02/07/2007 - A high school student is recovering after getting shot in the foot on the way home from a friend's house. A federal grant is helping the sheriff's office fight this kind of violence.

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Glenn Hills High student charged in Goody's rape

Updated: 02/07/2007 - The Goody's store off Deans Bridge Road is back open this afternoon. The store closed after a rape yesterday, and police say they think a teenager did the crime. Investigators arrested 17-year-old Michael Whitmore this morning.

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Special Assignment: The Lure of Meth

Posted: 02/06/2007 - Narcotics agents say a dangerous drug is becoming more popular where you live. News 12's Stephanie Baker talked to people who know firsthand how the lure of meth can destroy lives.

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