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Father wrecks ATV, seriously injures 2-year-old son

Updated: 05/31/2007 - A Warren County father is in jail tonight facing a host of charges for putting his two year old son's life in danger. On Sunday 28 year old Casey Walker wrecked his ATV with his toddler sitting in the back -- unrestrained.

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High gas prices fuel gas drive-offs

Posted: 05/31/2007 - With gas prices continuing to skyrocket, local convenience stores are dealing with more and more gas thefts. We took a look at the problem here in Augusta and the surrounding areas.

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SCHP beefing up patrol for the holiday weekend

Updated: 05/29/2007 - For the first time in more than seven years, the South Carolina Highway Patrol beefed up its manpower for the holiday weekend. They returned to their Trooper Every 10 program.

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Woman dies when car strikes tree

Posted: 05/23/2007 - 50-year-old Anita Vega died when her 2006 Pontiac Solstice veered off I-20 westbound into the median and struck a tree just before 4 o'clock this morning.

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Driver charged in truck wreck that killed 2 teens

Updated: 05/23/2007 - Charges have been filed in this month's Columbia County pickup truck wreck that killed two young people. The driver, Brandon Newman, was arrested Tuesday night.

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Early morning crash kills North Augusta teen

Updated: 05/21/2007 - The school year is coming to a sad end at North Augusta high school. An early morning crash killed 16-year-old Andrew House on Monday. The junior was pronounced dead after his truck collided with a bridge support.

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Teen killed in Beech Island wreck

Updated: 05/21/2007 - 16-year-old Andrew House from North Augusta was killed in a wreck Monday morning. The teen was driving on Highway 278/Sand Bar Ferry Road when his truck struck a column under the Atomic Road bridge.

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Accident on I-20 at Riverwatch

Updated: 06/07/2007 - There was an accident on I-20 westbound at the Riverwatch Parkway exit Wednesday afternoon.

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Parents say underage drinking growing problem

Updated: 05/15/2007 - A wreck over the weekend in Columbia County killed two young people. Columbia County investigators are looking into whether alcohol was involved. Parents say that regardless, underage drinking is a big problem.

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Two dead, two injured when truck runs off road

Updated: 05/14/2007 - Three families and two communities are grieving a tragic accident that killed two people and injured two more. A truck ran off the road and crashed into a tree early Sunday morning off of Harlem-Grovetown Road.

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Another wreck on treacherous Mike Padgett

Updated: 05/11/2007 - A van took a hard hit from a logging truck today. The accident happened on Mike Padgett Highway, and it's once again raising a red flag for drivers. The road has a long history of wrecks.

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Man killed in early morning collision

Posted: 05/03/2007 - A man is dead after a fiery collision on I-20 early this morning. 40-year-old Gary M. McLeod, Jr. of Cades, South Carolina was killed when an 18-wheeler rammed into the back of his Ford F-150.

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5 sent to hospital after wreck near Fort Gordon

Updated: 05/02/2007 - Five people, including children, were taken to the hospital after a wreck on Jimmie Dyess Parkway at Gordon Highway. Deputies say just before 11 o'clock this morning, a car ran a light and hit two others.

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Augusta garbage truck accident

Posted: 04/30/2007 - The driver of a garbage truck was injured in an accident this morning. He was turning onto Wingfield Street from Central Avenue when the truck overturned. Deputies had to help get the driver out.

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Accident with injuries on Mike Padgett

Updated: 04/26/2007 - A woman is injured after an accident at Mike Padgett Highway and Apple Valley. An SUV was driving on Mike Padgett when it ran a red light and hit the car the woman was driving.

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Accident with injuries at Martintown and Jersey Street

Updated: 04/25/2007 - Two people are in the hospital with minor injuries after a three-car accident at Martintown Road and Jersey Street in North Augusta. The three cars were driving in a line when the first car in the line stopped for a school bus.

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2 struck by car in alleged domestic dispute

Updated: 04/25/2007 - Ronette Bush is wanted for aggravated assault. Deputies say she hit Michael McRae, who was her boyfriend or ex-boyfriend, and his mother, Sharon Burnette, with a car, then turned around and hit them again.

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Tree blocks traffic near Whiskey Road and South Boundary

Updated: 04/24/2007 - A large tree fell across power lines in the area of Whiskey Road and South Boundary in Aiken today. Aiken Public Safety asked that motorists avoid the area route this evening due to the heavy traffic.

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I-20 westbound pacing April 24

Posted: 04/20/2007 - Westbound traffic on I-20 will be paced on Tuesday April 24, 2007 between the hours of 9:00 am and 11:00 am between the Wheeler Road and Belair Road Exits to safely remove an overhead sign structure.

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Road Closure: King Road at Davis Road

Updated: 04/19/2007 - King Road will be closed at Davis Road beginning Monday, April 23, 2007 and continuing through Wednesday, May 23, 2007. Traffic will be detoured via Executive Center Drive for the duration of the closure.

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Temporary closure: Hamilton Road

Posted: 04/19/2007 - Hamilton Road in Columbia County will be closed at the creek crossing from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. on April 19 and 20 to allow for the replacement/repair of storm drainage structures on Hamilton Road at the creek crossing.

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I-20 pacing

Posted: 04/19/2007 - Eastbound traffic on I-20 will be paced on Thursday, April 19, and Friday, April 20. Westbound traffic will be paced on Monday, April 23, and Tuesday, April 24. Pacing will occur to safely install bridge beams.

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Site of deadly crash dangerous

Updated: 04/19/2007 - A North Augusta man is dead after a one car crash today. It happened on Celeste Avenue, just off Five Notch Road. This is the fifteenth deadly wreck in Aiken County this year...and a few of them have happened on that stretch.

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Teen killed on bicycle

Updated: 04/13/2007 - A tragic accident claimed the life of a south Augusta teenager Thursday afternoon. 17-year-old Jeffrey Griffin was killed while riding his bicycle. He was hit by a truck at the intersection of Travis and Daisy Lane.

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