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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rash of car break-ins at Family Y parking lot

Updated: 01/31/2007 - There have been 17 break-ins since October at the Family Y on Wheeler Road, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage and missing property. Richmond County investigators believe the cases may be connected.

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Warren County High principal charged with sexual misconduct

Updated: 01/30/2007 - The Warren County High School principal is out on bond today after a grand jury indicted him on allegations of sexual misconduct. One day after the indictment, Thomas McDonald turned himself in to officials.

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Oglethorpe man indicted for stalking Lincoln County cheerleader

Posted: 01/30/2007 - A southwest Georgia man has been indicted by the Lincoln County grand jury for stalking a high school cheerleader. The Lincoln County sheriff told News 12 last April that Smith was in Lincolnton asking questions about an underage girl.

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Car windows shattered in mall parking lot

Updated: 01/26/2007 - Police are investigating after several cars were vandalized in broad daylight. The windows of five vehicles were shattered this afternoon in the Augusta Mall parking lot near JC Penney.

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Langley man arrested in Warrenville armed robbery

Updated: 01/25/2007 - Aiken County deputies have arrested a Langley man for the armed robbery of the Kangaroo Express near Gurley's Supermarket in the 1100 block of Augusta Road in Warrenville.

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Would-be thieves break into 15 cars

Updated: 01/24/2007 - If you park your car outside, look out. Thieves have broken into more than a dozen cars across the area, going straight for the switch that starts the engine. But so far, that's all they've done.

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Aiken teen fights off sexual assault

Updated: 01/24/2007 - An Aiken teenager fought off an attacker after she says he exposed himself while she was walking down the road. News 12's Diane Cho talked to this amazing young woman.

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Harlem Middle student arrested for bringing gun to school

Updated: 01/24/2007 - Columbia County deputies are investigating a case after a Harlem Middle School student was arrested for having a gun at school around lunchtime. The seventh-grader was taken to the Youth Detention Center.

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High schooler says group of men raped her

Updated: 01/23/2007 - A Cross Creek High School student says she was raped by a group of men. Her grandmother tells News 12 the 18-year-old woman, who has a mental disability, never made it home Sunday night after going to a nearby friend's house.

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Man who escaped from police in handcuffs turns self in

Updated: 01/23/2007 - Jack Cooper, who escaped from a deputy after his arrest Sunday for the armed robbery of La Escond'da Tienda in Graniteville, has turned himself in to Aiken County deputies.

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Man goes on naked rampage, dies in jail

Posted: 01/22/2007 - Investigators are still waiting for autopsy results are for a Statesboro man accused of terrorizing a south Augusta neighborhood, naked. GBI agent Gary Nicholson says drugs are a likely cause.

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Mother says robber who escaped police needs help

Posted: 01/22/2007 - Aiken County deputies are still looking for 18-year-old Jack Cooper, who escaped from a deputy's car. Deputies say he's a robber. His mother says he just needs help.

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Armed robbery suspect escapes in handcuffs

Updated: 01/22/2007 - Handcuffs are supposed to secure prisoners, but a Graniteville man is on the run after escaping from police custody. 18-year-old Jack Cooper was arrested for an armed robbery Sunday night...but now, he's on the run.

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Two arrested for spray painting downtown buildings

Updated: 01/24/2007 - Just hours after their arrest on a felony charge, a boyfriend and girlfriend teamed up to clean up what officers say they left on buildings downtown. We've all seen graffiti, but rarely do we get to meet the artists.

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Only on 12: Paper carrier helps nab suspected rapist

Posted: 01/22/2007 - Early Monday morning, a newspaper carrier who we'll call "Kim" met a man she found suspicious. Turns out, her instincts were right. That man went on to rape a 74-year-old woman in her Walton Way apartment.

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