News 12 This Morning Local Update - October 24, 2006

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Man shot during robbery in serious condition

At last check, a man shot in an early morning robbery was listed in serious condition at MCG.

Harold Hiles was shot while walking down Broad Street early Monday morning with his girlfriend.

Investigators haven't identified any suspects in the shooting.

Deputies say two men tried to rob the couple.

Stabbing victim now listed as no-information patient

James Williams, victim in a stabbing that happened over the weekend, is now listed as a no information patient at MCG.

Steven Kerrigan was arrested and charged Sunday for stabbing Williams, who is his father-in-law.

Williams' wife, Vicki Beam, says Williams wanted drug money from her son, and when Kerrigan said no, a fight broke out.

Williams was stabbed in his stomach.

Kerrigan is charged with assault with a deadly weapon.

"Parents, We Need You Back" forum well-received

Columbia County Judge Wade Padgett's "Parents, We Need You Back" forum was held in the Barton Village area to give teenagers an option to stay out of trouble.

Padgett talked to teens in Richmond County for the first time about drugs, sex and gangs, using troubling video as a prop.

He also urged parents to get involved in their kids' lives and stop being their friends.

Aiken residents weren't notified of sex offender at movie shoot

Aiken is getting a lot of attention from a Hollywood actor...but that actor, Jeffrey Jones, is also getting some attention for his rap sheet.

Jones may be best known for playing the principal in the movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off", but he pled no contest in 2002 after being accused of hiring a 14-year-old boy to pose for sexually explicit photos.

The actor is one of the featured stars in the movie "Who's Your Caddy?" which is being shot at the New Bridge Polo Field.

Neighbors tell us they had no idea of the star's rap sheet and want to know why they weren't notified before the shoot.

Ripken proposes larger, multipurpose GreenJackets stadium

A new stadium would make some big changes for the downtown area in Augusta, and that's what GreenJackets baseball owner Cal Ripken, Jr. is asking for.

Monday, Ripken spoke with city leaders about plans to invest in Augusta. Part of the talk included a new stadium.

Right now, the Jackets play in Lake Olmstead Stadium, but Ripken says he'd like to see a multi-use stadium built downtown, fit for big concerts like the Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Maryland.

Step by step towards new Kroc Center

Augusta is a step closer to getting millions of dollars to help the community.

The Salvation Army just finished presenting a study to the public about a new Kroc center.

If it does come to Augusta, the center would put many organizations, including charities and arts groups, under one roof. It would also include a park, and even a worship center.

Augusta's first application was approved, and next on the list is a feasibility study.

Flu shots available in Columbia County

Flu shots are available in Columbia County today.

The Grovetown city hall will hold a clinic from noon until 4 o'clock, or until they run out.

Bring your Medicare or Medicaid card.

If you don't have one, then the shot will cost you $20.

More doses are expected next month.

Western Carolina State Fair

Despite the chilly temperatures, the Western Carolina State Fair is in full swing.

The games, rides, and petting zoo are open for people who decide to stop by the Aiken Jaycee Fairgrounds.

News 12 will be live at the fair today on News 12 First at Five and News 12 at 6 o'clock.

If you haven't gotten out to the fair yet, don't worry. It's here all week.

Gates open at 5, and tickets are $6.

Tonight the Southern Monster Truck Showdown will be there. That starts at 7 p.m.

Tonight's also Chick-Fil-A Student Night. Students can get $5.00 off admission with a pay one price coupon from their school.

Chick-Fil-A Student Night is sponsored by the Chick-Fil-A of Aiken.

Coming Up

A husband and wife team move into an old government building in the CSRA.

At 6:45 a.m., find out if Uncle Sam's house is in good fashion.

The Buzz on a new clothing Biz...that's on News 12 This Morning starting at 5:30 a.m.

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