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District 121 Democratic Primary a family affair

Updated: 07/18/2006 - In the Democratic race for the State House seat in District 121, incumbent Earnestine Howard faces her stepson Henry "Wayne" Howard. With two members of the same family vying for the same seat, this is a local race that's getting some big attention.

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Four Democrats vie for Georgia State House District 122

Updated: 07/18/2006 - It was a day of last minute campaigning to win over the roughly 24,000 registered voters in that territory. Most of the candidates say education, healthcare, and economic development are the top issues...so what sets them apart?

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Fierce Saturday storms destroy home

Posted: 07/18/2006 - The storms that swept through Saturday may not have lasted very long, but it was enough to cause some extensive damage throughout Augusta. One home was completely destroyed.

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Man hit by car while mowing lawn

Posted: 07/18/2006 - George Boyd is in serious condition after being hit by a car while he was mowing a lawn. The driver kept going, leading police on a chase.

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Keith Brown responds to Alvin Mason's news conference

Updated: 07/18/2006 - Interim Augusta commissioner Keith Brown remains under fire. Brown says this has all become somewhat of a personal attack, while District 4 commission candidate Alvin Mason says it's about following the law.

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Four-year-old killed crossing street

Posted: 07/17/2006 - He was just four years old...but Savier Jones' life was cut short after he was struck by a car leaving a cookout. It happened Sunday night at the intersection of Apple Valley Drive and Winesap Way.

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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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