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Court rules in favor of sports bar

Updated: 06/16/2006 - A New Ellenton church protested a nearby sports bar, and for a short time, the bar lost its license to sell alcohol. The fight went all the way to the state capitol.

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Hot cars potential deathtraps for children

Posted: 06/16/2006 - It's a tragedy parents can often prevent...but many just don't realize how serious the dangers are. Leaving your kid in the car even for just a few minutes can be life threatening.

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Murder trial ends in plea deal

Posted: 06/16/2006 - A plea deal ends a murder trial in Augusta. Darryl Williams has pled guilty to burglary, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and simple battery.

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Georgia Bank and Trust ATM robbed

Posted: 06/16/2006 - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help to find men accused of robbing an ATM. Investigators say they robbed the Georgia Bank and Trust ATM on 8th Street in Augusta.

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Execution date set for Junior Downs

Posted: 06/16/2006 - A North Augusta man who murdered two young boys is set for execution four weeks from tonight. William "Junior" Downs admitted killing six-year-old Keenan O'Mailia near the North Augusta Greeneway in 1999.

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GA power bills rise; SC gas bills may follow suit

Posted: 06/16/2006 - Georgia Power bills are going up by an average of $5 a month. The Public Service Commission members voted unanimously to raise rates to offset rising fuel costs.

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Car goes off Bobby Jones, rolls down embankment

Posted: 06/16/2006 - One woman went to the hospital after a wreck on Bobby Jones Expressway Friday afternoon. It happened around 1 o'clock. The woman was driving eastbound when her car went off the road.

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Five steps to protect your home while you're away

Posted: 06/16/2006 - Summertime means school is out and families leave town, with some vacations lasting weeks at a time. But is your home protected while you're away? Home security is so important and there are so many ways of going about it. In this article we break them down into five easy steps.

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Prisoner escapes work detail in Jenkins County

Posted: 06/15/2006 - A prisoner escaped while on work detail at Magnolia Springs State Park near Millen in Jenkins County. Nikus Bailey, 18, was recaptured at around 5:00 p.m. Burke County officers helped Jenkins County search for Bailey, along with the Georgia Department of Corrections.

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Richmond County BOE deals with funding cuts

Posted: 06/15/2006 - State funding cuts and lack of growth in the area are leaving Richmond County board members with the question of where to put the district's money. News 12's Meredith Taylor sat down with controller Gene Spires and to find out if your taxes will be raised and if your children will be affected.

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Man killed by train in Langley

Posted: 06/15/2006 - An investigation is underway after a man was run over by a train in Langley, Aiken County. It happened late Wednesday, June 14, near the midway grill.

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Body of man dead in fire found seven days later

Posted: 06/15/2006 - Salley native Rodriguez Abney was killed June 6 when his uncle's Maple Street home shot up in flames. His uncle, 90-year-old Eddie Mays, was rescued...but it wasn't until June 14--seven days later--that Abney's body was discovered.

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Fallen power lines cause electrical fire at Belvedere daycare

Posted: 06/14/2006 - An electrical fire after last night's storm at a daycare in Aiken County is now raising new questions today--mainly, is the power company at fault? Just standing outside King's Kids Daycare in Belvedere, you may not be able to tell there was a storm last night, much less a fire.

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Heavy rain causes man-made lake to flood road

Posted: 06/14/2006 - Last night's rain is causing problems in Columbia County. In one Evans area neighborhood, the six hours of rain brought a man-made lake up about a foot, causing it to spill across Lake Jean Road.

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Mother speaks about husband's alleged assault on daughter

Posted: 06/14/2006 - Tracy Searles of McCormick is in jail, accused of molesting a young girl. News 12's Meredith Taylor talks to Levoria Searles about her husband. Levoria Searles is a woman desperately seeking the truth. And she has so many questions.

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Tommy Price to retire next year

Posted: 06/14/2006 - The Columbia County school superintendent is retiring. Wednesday, June 14, Tommy Price announced he is leaving his post at the end of the 2006-2007 school year.

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Armed robbery at North Augusta Circle K

Updated: 06/14/2006 - An armed robbery occurred at the Circle K Station at 226 Georgia Avenue in North Augusta shortly after midnight Wednesday morning, June 14. The suspect fled the area on foot with approximately $50 in cash to an awaiting getaway vehicle.

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Ryberg ends campaign for SC State Treasurer

Updated: 06/14/2006 - “After a good night of sleep and a careful review of yesterday’s results, I have decided it is not in the best interest of my family, myself, or my supporters that I continue my pursuit for the office of State Treasurer," Ryberg said in a statement.

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Belvedere day care center catches fire

Posted: 06/13/2006 - Firefighters were trying to tackle a blaze at Kiddie Day Care Center on Highway 25 in Belvedere Tuesday night. It appeared to be an electrical fire.

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Armed robbery at Food Lion on Washington Road

Posted: 06/13/2006 - An ambulance was called to the Food Lion on Washington Road after an armed robbery there. At around 9:00 p.m., a man wearing a mask and brandishing a handgun robbed the Food Lion before escaping in a white Ford Explorer.

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Area armed robberies up 40%

Posted: 06/13/2006 - Crime is on the rise across the nation, a trend that's reflected here at home. A preliminary report from the FBI shows that violent crimes increased last year for the first time since 2001.

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