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Allendale County magistrate judge arrested

Posted: 07/17/2006 - Allendale County's magistrate judge is suspended from office after being arrested on Friday. Judge Carl Love now faces charges of misconduct while in office.

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Columbia County deputies offer child safety tips

Posted: 07/17/2006 - It's every parent's worst nightmare, and one most would rather never think about. But Columbia County investigators are asking: if your child goes missing, are you prepared?

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Sex offender registry may be inaccurate

Posted: 07/17/2006 - The new Georgia sex offender laws have been a hot topic lately...but logging on might not give you all the facts about who lives nearby. News 12's Stephanie Baker is on your side with why information on the sex offender registry is not always as it seems.

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Junior Downs executed

Posted: 07/17/2006 - Several years of waiting all come down to this: a final punishment for two senseless crimes. Friday, a mother watched as a murderer was executed. But her pain may not die with her son's killer.

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Linda Schrenko shares new details in candid interview

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Her personal life went public in a federal fraud trial in Atlanta. In an exclusive interview, Linda Schrenko shares with News 12's Laurie Ott details you won't hear anywhere else.

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Does Augusta have a gang problem?

Posted: 07/17/2006 - David Brown knows Augusta's gangs from the inside out. He's lived in Augusta for 11 years and monitored gangs for the past seven. Brown estimates there are 52 known gangs in Augusta alone...

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Downs confessed to killing another boy

Posted: 07/14/2006 - William "Junior" Downs was executed for the murder of six-year-old Keenan O'Mailia...but he also confessed to killing ten-year-old James Porter eight years earlier. James' mother, Kathy Favors, watched Downs die today.

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Laurie Ott interviews Linda Schrenko

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Details on what she knew about a scheme to steal from Georgia schoolchildren for her campaign, and when she knew it. Linda Schrenko sits down with News 12's Laurie Ott, and tells her the whole story.

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Commissioners tour District 4

Posted: 07/14/2006 - Augusta commissioners were back on the bus for one last time today. They spent the afternoon touring District 4, and News 12's Jonathan Martin was on board.

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British couple marries at Laurel and Hardy Museum

Posted: 07/14/2006 - Here's a story you don't see everyday. An England couple is saying "I do" in a very unique fashion. News 12 went to Harlem, where the nuptials are "Laurel and Hardy" style.

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Former councilman charged with sex crimes granted bond

Posted: 07/14/2006 - Normally in cases involving sex crimes, we don't release the names of the victims. But in this case, 23-year-old Kari Cook says she wants the public to know just how dangerous she says William Ferrara really is...

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Downs to be executed for the murder of Keenan O'Mailia

Posted: 07/14/2006 - Today, Junior Downs will be put to death in Columbia for the murder of Keenan O'Mailia. The crime that got him here was a brutal rape and murder that stunned the small city of North Augusta.

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Junior Downs to be executed

Updated: 07/14/2006 - William "Junior" Downs confessed to raping and killing two little boys, and Friday, July 14, two mothers will know for sure that he'll never do it again. It's the day the two families have been waiting for.

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Commissioners call meeting, don't show up

Posted: 07/13/2006 - Claims of discrimination and harassment have swirled around Augusta's Recreation and Parks Department for years. Today, commissioners scheduled a meeting to hear from employees making the claims.

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Meth lab discovered next door to day care

Posted: 07/13/2006 - Richmond County investigators shut down another working meth lab last night at 3105 Mike Padgett Highway. In the end two people were arrested, and a child is in protective custody...while a neighboring daycare never knew the danger.

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Linda Schrenko sentenced

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Eight years in prison and nearly half a million dollars in restitution...those are the orders of a federal judge for former state school superintendent Linda Schrenko.

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Some Augusta departments turned in budget cut plan early

Posted: 07/13/2006 - Augusta department heads have just two more days to tell the city administrator how they plan to cut their budgets by 15 percent. Here's a look at some proposals that have already been submitted.

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Aiken Planning Commission says no to Sam's Club

Posted: 07/13/2006 - The City of Aiken's Planning Commission voted unanimously against letting Sam's Club develop land in the area because so many people came out against it.

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Sex offender arrested for not moving to comply with new law

Posted: 07/13/2006 - Part of Georgia's new sex offender law is still in effect, and that is the distance a sex offender can live from a church. Since the new law went into effect July 1, Richmond County has already arrested one person who failed to comply.

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Construction delayed on new Columbia Co. middle school

Posted: 07/13/2006 - A construction delay in the new Columbia County middle school means another year of overcrowding for many students. The original bid didn't fit the budget, so they're looking for a better deal and pushing the deadline back to August 2008.

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Schrenko sentenced

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Linda Schrenko led Georgia schools as superintendent for eight years...and now, as part of her plea deal, it's exactly how long she'll spend behind bars for her crimes.

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Voter ID law big topic at NAACP meeting

Posted: 07/12/2006 - A voter ID law is stirring up controversy around the state, and soon the debate may go national. With Georgia's primary just a week away, the NAACP met with some local candidates, hoping to find a solution to a political problem.

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