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Augusta remembers an angel: Barbara Thurmond

Updated: 09/01/2006 - Today, family, friends, and city leaders paid their last respects to a woman who spent much of her life fighting black on black crime and challenged the community to stand up.

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Low lake levels mean trouble for boaters

Posted: 09/01/2006 - Heading to the lake is a Labor Day tradition for many...but low levels can mean trouble for boaters. Lake Thurmond holds hundreds of billions of gallons of water, but right now, it's only about 60 percent full.

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Israeli consulate employee jailed in Columbia County

Posted: 09/01/2006 - 37-year old Yosef Ofri was arrested this morning. He works as a security officer with Atlanta's Israeli consulate-general. He's charged with sending sexually explicit photographs to a local, undercover officer online.

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September 1 Local Update

Posted: 09/01/2006 - The DA will go before a judge today in the Lottie Kain case. Last year, Lottie Kain was accused of two counts of felony cruelty to children after her two small children drowned in a nearby pond...

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Former school board member says advances on paychecks common

Posted: 08/31/2006 - Some Richmond County board members say they didn't know anything about loans to employees, but a former school board member disputes that. He says board members not only know about it, but some of them requested advances as well.

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Greenbrier schools not affected by water main break

Updated: 08/31/2006 - Repairs are complete to a water main in the Greenbrier school district in Columbia County. A line was broken earlier this afternoon. It was not necessary to shut off water at the three schools, Greenbrier Elementary, Middle, and High.

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North Augusta murder suspect back in Aiken

Posted: 08/31/2006 - An Augusta man arrested in New York City is back in Aiken, where he's facing murder charges. 24-year-old Hison Noble is accused of killing Robert Watson.

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NEW! News 12 This Morning Local Update

Posted: 08/31/2006 - Two people are in custody this morning after a driver failed to stop at a traffic light in North Augusta. Now public safety officers are looking for a third person... (what's this?)

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Larke under fire for "no interest loans" to employees

Updated: 08/31/2006 - Richmond County school superintendent Dr. Charles Larke is coming under fire for writing hundreds of thousands of dollars in advance salary checks to help employees who requested salary advances.

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MCG to stop providing non-emergency Medicaid care

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Augusta's largest Medicaid provider may be cutting off patients starting Friday. MCG officials are currently negotiating a contract with managed care companies and have been unable to reach an agreement.

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Teen stabs teen on bus home from school

Updated: 09/18/2006 - Two students fighting on a Richmond County school bus ends with one going to the hospital and the other to the Youth Detention Center. One school board member wants to know how the weapon possibly entered Glenn Hills High School.

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Sex offender lies to officers about new address

Posted: 08/30/2006 - A Columbia County sex offender has been arrested for lying about where he was moving. Capt. Steve Morris says William Allen Cummings told officers he was moving out of Columbia County to Wrens.

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Man wanted in hit and run

Posted: 08/30/2006 - Richmond County deputies hope you can help them find a man wanted for a hit and run that happened August 22. Investigators say Carlos Pimentel was driving a gray Toyota 4 Runner when he hit Victor Hill on Walker Street.

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Katrina: One Year Later

Updated: 08/31/2006 - One year ago, the nation experienced one of the worst natural disasters in history. Hurricane Katrina swept through the Gulf Coast, leaving damage and destruction in her path...killing hundreds and leaving behind unimaginable devastation.

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Katrina evacuee now works at Aiken church that took him in

Updated: 08/30/2006 - A church went to the Gulf and brought 18 Katrina survivors back to a small community they had never heard of: Aiken. One man who came stayed, and now works for the church that he says saved his life.

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Former SRS employee jailed for child pornography

Posted: 08/30/2006 - A former employee at Savannah River Site is heading to jail. A judge sentenced Vincent V. Labon of Martinez to 21 months in prison. That will be followed by two years of supervised release.

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NEW! News 12 This Morning Local Update

Posted: 08/30/2006 - North Augusta Public Safety officers are still trying to locate the driver whose car was found upside down after an accident. They were called to the Friendly Mini Mart off east Buena Vista last night around 11:30... (what's this?)

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Katrina evacuee family works to start over in Augusta

Posted: 08/29/2006 - One year after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, the situation for many evacuees still looks bleak. Despite a new home in a new town, one family says the struggle to survive is ongoing.

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Woman robbed at Burger King drive-thru

Posted: 08/29/2006 - An Augusta woman robbed in a fast food drive-thru. Janice Dukes says a man took her purse at gunpoint while she was in line at Burger King at 1601 Gordon Highway.

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Mother, two sons arrested in school brawl

Updated: 09/18/2006 - Two Aiken County teenagers and their mother are behind bars after scuffle with officers in a school parking lot yesterday. Officers say the mother caused the fight.

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Two more arrests in pickup truck murder

Posted: 08/29/2006 - There have been two more arrests in the murder of a man found in the back of a pickup truck. Anthony Lamar Herrington and Michael Bernard Jones have been arrested in the murder of Curtis Howard, Jr.

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Aiken County man wanted for drug trafficking

Posted: 08/29/2006 - John Ingram is wanted on charges related to dealing cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana. He's also wanted for illegal possession of the anti-anxiety drug Valium and the arthritis drug Piroxicam.

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