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Aiken plans program that could drastically reduce violent crime

Updated: 12/27/2012 - On this day in 2011, Officer Scott Richardson was gunned down in the line of duty. Then, a month later, it happened again to Corporal Sandy Rogers. As the community tries to move on, Aiken Public Safety is moving forward with some changes of its own. We travel with them to North Carolina to see how a program there could help reduce violence here.

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Arrest made in fatal shooting on Amsterdam Drive

Verdre Scott (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 12/20/2012 - Verdre Lamont Scott, 16, was arrested Thursday morning and has been charged with felony murder. Scott will be charged as an adult. Martez Davis, 16, was found dead at the scene on the 2300 block of Amsterdam Drive.

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Man accused in double fatal accident granted bond

William Shores was granted bond Thursday morning. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 12/20/2012 - The bond for William Shores was set at $30,000 in court on Thursday -- $15,000 for each count. If he makes bond, he is not allowed to contact any friends of the victims or the victims' family members.

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Amber Alert issued out of Chesterfield Co.

An Amber Alert has been issued out of Chesterfield County. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 12/20/2012 - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has issued an Amber Alert out of Chesterfield County. Two children were taken from the Mount Croghan area at 7:30 a.m. Thursday.

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Deputies make arrest in Lucky 7 murder

Morris Dorch (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 12/20/2012 - On Thursday morning, investigators announced the arrest of Morris Laytrell Dorch. The Sheriff's Office is charging the 25-year-old with murder, attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a crime.

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Deputies, community teaming up to solve man's murder

Hester Jackson (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 12/20/2012 - The mystery of a man's murder has his family crying out for help. All they want to do is to get the killers off the street, and they need your help in solving this case.

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Investigators looking for answers in murder of Hephzibah man

Hester Jackson (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 12/20/2012 - Richmond County investigators are still looking for answers in the murder of a man at his home on Willis Foreman Road. Investigators say Hester Jackson caught burglars in the act of robbing his home on Dec. 9, which is when he was fatally shot.

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Augusta grandmother indicted on child cruelty charges

Minnie Lee Lamb (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 12/19/2012 - Minnie Lee Lamb was arrested back in November and is accused of beating the child with a belt back in June. Investigators say the girl had cuts and bruises all over her legs, arm and face.

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3 Fla. siblings get 35 years for Ga. bank robbery

Dougherty siblings

Posted: 12/17/2012 - Senior Judge Hugh Lawson sentenced Ryan Dougherty, Lee Grace Dougherty and Dylan Dougherty Stanley to identical sentences for their role in the robbery of a South Georgia bank.

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1 taken to hospital after shooting in New Ellenton

Shooting MGN

Updated: 12/16/2012 - An overnight shooting at Club Sunshine in New Ellenton, S.C. left one injured. Aiken County dispatch says one person was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital around midnight Friday.

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UPDATE: 3 injured after pellet guns fired at Westside High School

Three students were hit by shots from pellet guns at Westside High School on Friday. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 12/16/2012 - News 12 has just learned Westside High School is on lockdown after two black males were firing pellet guns at students on the football field. Three Westside High School students were injured during the incident but did not need any medical attention.

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