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Augusta teacher facing charges of selling stolen metal

Clinton Blocker (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/09/2013 - Clinton Blocker, 54, allegedly showed up at the Direct Metals Recycling Center on Sand Bar Ferry Road with seven catalytic converts marked with white X's. The converts were reported stolen on Dec. 30.

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Student accused of bringing sword onto school property

Updated: 01/08/2013 - Assistant Principal Jason Holt says the student was sitting in his truck in the parking lot with his music turned up loud. When Holt approached the truck, he saw a sword with a 9-inch blade and confiscated it.

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2 stabbing investigations underway in Augusta

Updated: 01/08/2013 - The first stabbing happened around 8:30 p.m. Monday on the 1800 block of Watkins Street. The second stabbing happened around 1 a.m. Tuesday on the 1000 block of 15th Street.

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Autopsy results in for victim in Swainsboro murder

A Swainsboro man was found dead outside his home. (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 01/07/2013 - Investigators say 56-year-old Nathaniel Johnson had three gunshot wounds. They say the last time anybody saw or spoke to Johnson was 9:20 p.m. the night before his body was found.

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Aiken 'Horse district' hit by spike of car break-ins

The break-ins on Coker Spring Road are just a couple of more than a dozen in Aiken in just the past couple of days. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/07/2013 - There have been more than a dozen car break-ins in Aiken city limits in just the past couple of days. Officers think many of them could be at the hands of the same suspect.

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Ga. man on death row asking for new trial

Willie Palmer (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 01/07/2013 - Judge Blanchard instructed that Willie Palmer be given new counsel and postponed any action until they can hold another hearing on March 11.

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Man accused of leading North Augusta officer on foot chase

Posted: 01/07/2013 - Joseph L. Jones, 30, was driving a pickup truck when an officer said he spotted Jones and his juvenile passenger without seat belts on. The officer says when he tried to stop the car, Jones pulled into a car wash.

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Blackville police officer arrested for DUI

Russell Edward Zorn (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/07/2013 - The South Carolina Highway Patrol charged 25-year-old Russell Edward Zorn with first offense DUI, less than .10 and open liquor. Zorn was picked up Saturday night in Aiken and is currently out on bond.

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Person shot in rear end on Wrightsboro Road

Shooting MGN

Updated: 01/07/2013 - A man is in the hospital after being shot in the rear end. Deputies say it happened on the 1400 block of Wrightsboro Road a little before 1 p.m. on Sunday.

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Augusta restaurant robbed at gunpoint

The Krystal on Deans Bridge Road was robbed on Sunday. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/07/2013 - Deputies say two black males carrying armed handguns walked into the restaurant and demanded money. They say the pair was last seen on foot heading northbound on Deans Bridge Road.

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Exploding dye pack helps cops catch bank robber

Andrew Gareth Nelson (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/07/2013 - An exploding pack of dye helped cops catch a man after he tried to rob a bank on Saturday. Deputies say the robbery happened just after 9 a.m. at the Wells Fargo on Furys Ferry Road.

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Augusta grandmother pleads guilty to child cruelty charges

Minnie Lee Lamb (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 01/04/2013 - Minnie Lee Lamb was arrested in November after investigators say she beat her 10-year-old granddaughter with a belt in June. The girl was found to have cuts and bruises all over her legs, arm and face.

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Burke Co. looking for armed robbery suspect

Courtney Zachary Hughes (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 01/04/2013 - Courtney Zachary Hughes, 30, has an outstanding arrest warrants for armed robbery, third-degree cruelty to children, battery, aggravated assault and robbery, among others.

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Arrest made in Augusta New Year's murder

Deontre Hubert (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/04/2013 - Edward Yancey, 21, was shot and killed outside the club on Peach Orchard Road New Year's Day. Authorities arrested 18-year-old Deontre Alvez Hubert on Thursday night.

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SWAT team swarms North Augusta schools for training

North Augusta's SWAT team trained at schools in the area on Thursday. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/03/2013 - School's still out in Aiken County. Students have until Monday to finish up the winter break. But in North Augusta, the city's SWAT team paid a visit to several schools today. They were there for a very important reason.

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Family mourning after Swainsboro man shot to death

A Swainsboro man was found dead outside his home. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/03/2013 - It's a death that has law enforcement shocked as police in Swainsboro investigate their first homicide of the year. As News 12's Christie Ethridge reports, in a town of just 7,000 people, the loss of one can be felt throughout the whole community.

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