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Official report: 13-year-old tried to get off ride as it was moving

Posted: 11/01/2006 - The official report on the fair accident involving 13-year-old Desire Northington is out. According to the report released by the Georgia Department of Labor, Desire Northington "panicked and managed to maneuver herself into a position to attempt going underneath the lap bar before the ride reached full speed."

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - November 1, 2006

Posted: 11/01/2006 - Protecting trick-or-treaters from sex offenders; huge tree falls on Lincolnton man; prayer vigil for Desire Northington; Salvation Army accepts Christmas assistance applications.

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Man commits suicide on interstate

Updated: 11/01/2006 - A man is dead and a woman hospitalized after a domestic dispute ended in suicide this morning on I-20 near the Georgia/South Carolina border.

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Dr. Charles Larke's last day as superintendent

Posted: 10/31/2006 - After being the center of continuing controversy as superintendent of Richmond County schools, Dr. Charles Larke says he's ready to retire and move on.

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John Barrow campaigns in Augusta

Posted: 10/31/2006 - Max Burns' opponent, Congressman John Barrow, was at Augusta's Municipal Building Monday, pushing people to vote. Barrow said voters should "look at who's backing Burns."

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Walton Way Subway robbed at gunpoint

Updated: 10/31/2006 - First came the food order, then came the order to hand over the money. Now Richmond County deputies are looking for two armed robbers who hit a Subway on a busy street this morning.

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Aiken man jailed in September shooting

Posted: 10/31/2006 - Mark King of Hampton Avenue was arrested Sunday. He's charged with assault with intent to kill for the shooting of Jeffery Battle in his home on Old Pope Road in Aiken.

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Salmonella outbreak in Georgia

Updated: 01/11/2007 - A salmonella outbreak is affecting 18 states, including Georgia. Over 170 cases have been reported. Experts at the Centers for Disease Control say the bacteria may have spread through some sort of produce, including lettuce and tomatoes.

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Bush visit draws mixed reactions in Statesboro

Posted: 10/30/2006 - In just about a week, Americans will pick a new Congress...and one of the hottest races is right here in our part of Georgia. Politics brought President Bush to Georgia Southern University today.

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Babysitting grandma pulls gun on robber

Posted: 10/30/2006 - It was supposed to be one of those quick and easy armed robberies. But instead, a grandmother was able to turn the tables on the gunman...with her 13-month-old grandbaby in her arms!

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Advance voting underway

Posted: 10/30/2006 - Early voting is now underway in many parts of Georgia. News 12 is On Your Side with information on where you need to go, what you need to bring, and how advance voting is going so far in Augusta.

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Convicted rapist busted for child pornography

Updated: 01/11/2007 - A convicted rapist is returning to prison, this time for child pornography. Dennis L. Wells was arrested last month after officers say they found pornographic images of children on his computer.

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Firefighter stresses fire safety

Updated: 01/11/2007 - As another family is left without a home due to fire, News 12 talks to a firefighter about what you can do to keep your home and family safe, and a mom about staying safe with a newborn.

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Teen makes difference through "Spooky" food drive

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Halloween is more than just costumes and candy. It's also time for the It's Spooky to Be Hungry food drive. Thousands all over Georgia and South Carolina spent their day collecting donations for the hungry.

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Augusta man says fair rides accidents waiting to happen

Updated: 01/11/2007 - 13-year-old Desire Northington is still in critical condition after she fell off the Orbiter ride at the Georgia-Carolina State Fair. The ride has since been inspected and is deemed safe...but one Augusta man questions that.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - October 30, 2006

Posted: 10/30/2006 - Augusta home destroyed by fire; man wanted for kidnapping son at gunpoint; advance voting underway in Columbia County; parent empowerment workshop; see your Halloween costume on News 12!

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