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    Augusta Officials Issue No Swimming Order For Savannah River

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    The Augusta Fire Department and the Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency have released a "Do Not Swim Order" for the Savannah River. More>>

    BREAKING ON 6: 2-Year-Old Shot And Killed In Denmark, SC

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    A 2-year old boy is dead after getting shot at a mobile home in Bamberg County, South Carolina. More>>

    Cut-A-Thon Helps Families with Medical Needs

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    The Trendz Salon in Columbia County offered free haircuts all day to raise money for a local family. Donations from the Cut-A-Thon go to help a child with medical needs.This isn't the first child this event has helped, more than $50,000 have been raised through this event for six other children in the area. Dozens in the community came to have lunch, take part in a raffle, and get haircuts at the event called Payton's... More>>

    Augusta Officials Fighting For More FEMA Money

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    Augusta city leaders are still trying to get more money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the cost of February's ice storm cleanup. More>>

    Hundreds of Hackers from all over the World Gather in Augusta

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    Expert hackers from all over the world came to Augusta for the B Sides convention. These professionals demonstrated and spoke about how important it is to make sure your belongings and information are secure. Their message is, you might not be as safe as you think you are.

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    Deadly Shooting at Police Barracks

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    Law enforcement officials from three states are searching a wooded area of northeastern Pennsylvania for the person who shot two state troopers Friday night. More>>

    Adrian Peterson Booked on Child Abuse Charge, Posts Bond

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    Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was processed overnight and released from a jail in Texas, where he faces charges alleging that he used a switch to spank one of his sons. More>>

    Smoke A Butt, Give A Backpack

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    Several smokers were used to cook nearly 200 pork butts last night for a good cause. The Columbia County Exchange Club sponsored Boston “Butts” for Backpacks at HCCU on Washington Road. It was all in an effort to help unfortunate children of the CSRA.Alexandra Berry, District Manager, Kelly Services says, “We're ready. Right now we have enough ready to pick up and we actually wanna make sure everybody can watch the game at 3:30 so we're out of here by Noon.” The club meets every Thursday at B... More>>

    Search is on for Missing Man from Aiken County

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    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who hasn't been since since Tuesday. More>>

    Famous Pilot Lands Back Home, Speaks at GRU

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    Augusta's aviation hero traveled back home to share a few nuggets of advice with students. Jamail Larkins spoke with Georgia Regents University student leaders. The millionaire entrepreneur flew his first plane at 12 and now runs his own business, a private, Atlanta based business called Ascension. Larkins told students they could learn from his story by making their wildest dreams become reality."No matter what their goal or dream is, that they can make any of those goals and dreams become t... More>>

    Two Fans, One Party: Border Bash 2014

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    Georgia Bulldogs and South Carolina Gamecock fans showed their pride at one party. Downtown Augusta was filled with supporters of the annual Border Bash on the Augusta Commons. “Go Dogs! I'm UGA Alumni. Georgia all the way,” said Emily Harrison, a Georgia fan. “I'm a die heart Clemson fan, but I'm pulling for Georgia because I got $70 on them tomorrow,” said Wil Lamb, who lives in North Augusta. Georgia Dogs were on the prowl at this year's Border Bash.
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    Father Accused Of Killing His Children Waives Court Appearance

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    The investigation continues into a man accused of killing his five children. Timothy Ray Jones, Junior was expected in court Friday for a bond hearing.But he waived his right to appear.He'll be held without bond and transferred to the custody of the South Carolina Department of Corrections.One of his lawyers says Jones has a history of mental illness and has been treated in the past. Lawyer Amy Zmroczek says,"We have some serious concerns, obviously, about his mental health. Jail and prisons ... More>>

    Alleged Uncovered Manhole Costs Couple over $1,000 in Damages Video included

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    A South Carolina family says their car was damaged after traveling on augusta's roads. The accident happened last Friday, and they say the city has refused to help pay for their bills. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the couple.


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    Sheriff Roundtree Supports Energy Excise Tax Video included

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    Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree says the revenue from the energy excise tax would allow him to pay his deputies more money so they don't leave for better paying jobs.
     

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    YHT BFF Blitz: Toddler With Severe Burns Well On His Way To Being "A Normal Boy" Video included

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    When a child is hurt or becomes ill, a parent can feel overwhelmed with caring for the child, but there are foundations and amazing doctors right here in Augusta with amazing talents. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn explains. More>>

    YHT BFF Blitz: Chavis House Helps Lessen The Burden On Families Of Burn Patients Video included

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    When a loved one is injured and they have to receive treatment out of town or out of state, it can be very hard financially on the family. One local house here in the CSRA helps out in every way possible. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn explains. More>>

    YHT BFF Blitz: History Of The Joseph M. Still Burn Center Video included

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    The Joseph M. Still Burn Center is the largest burn centers in America and it has helped many families on the road to recovery. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn takes a look at the history of the Burn Center and what makes it so special. More>>

    Fans Lining Up For Guitar Pull Tickets Over A Week Before They Go On Sale Video included

    Photo of tents belonging to people in line at the James Brown Arena for tickets for the New Country KICKS 99 Guitar Pull over a week before the tickets go on sale. Photo of tents belonging to people in line at the James Brown Arena for tickets for the New Country KICKS 99 Guitar Pull over a week before the tickets go on sale.
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    Some country music fans aren't willing to risk missing out on the New Country Kicks 99 Guitar Pull. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise explains. More>>

    Border Bash Expected To Draw 12,000 Fans Friday Video included

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    The traditional, over-the-top tailgate was created decades ago to celebrate the rivalry between border state schools the University of Georgia and the University of South Carolina, while supporting CSRA charities. More>>

    PHOTOS: Trail Cams Capture What Animals Do When You Aren't Looking

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    Have you ever you ever wondered what animals do in the wild when we aren't watching? Check out photos captured on trail cams for a fascinating look into the wild. More>>

    South Carolina Dad Accused Of Killing His 5 Kids Waives Court Appearance

    Photo of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr., who is accused of killing his five young children, then drove around for days with their decomposing bodies before dumping them on a rural Alabama road. (Courtesy: ABC News) Photo of 32-year-old Timothy Ray Jones Jr., who is accused of killing his five young children, then drove around for days with their decomposing bodies before dumping them on a rural Alabama road. (Courtesy: ABC News)
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    The Lexington, South Carolina man who police say killed his five young children, then drove around for days with their decomposing bodies before dumping them on a rural Alabama road has waived his first court appearance in South Carolina. More>>

    Multiple Injuries Reported In Aiken County Crash Video included

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    An accident in Aiken County caused traffic problems Friday morning. More>>

    UPDATED ON 6: Deadly Accident Shuts Down Part of Interstate 20 Video included

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    WJBF News Channel 6 has confirmed that two people have died as a result of of an early Friday morning crash on I-20 in Columbia County. More>>

    Guilty Verdict for Oscar Pistorius

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    Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of negligent killing in the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend. More>>

    Tropical Storm Edouard Forms in the Atlantic

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    The fifth tropical storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season has formed. More>>

    Investigators: We Know Why Daniel Robinson Was In Columbia County

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    Investigators believe they now know why a Jacksonville man was in Columbia County the night they say he shot and killed a 55-year-old man. More>>

    Sheriff's Office To Have State Certification By End Of 2014 Video included

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office wants to be one of the premier agencies in the state of Georgia. That's why it's working toward state certification and national accreditation. More>>

    High School Kids Remember 9/11 Video included

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    Today's youth learned of September 11th at a very young age. Perhaps some were not born at all. We caught up with a few high school students who told us how they found out about that tragic day. Devonte Reynolds, a junior at A.R. Johnson, said he was a small child. “I was probably about two, three,” he said. Hephzibah Comprehensive High School senior Rosana Hawkins was too. “About 5, yeah,” she said.
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    One person goes to the hospital after accident

    3 car accident in North Augusta

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    A 3 car accident in North Augusta sends one person to the hospital this evening. happened at the corner of Knox Ave Bradleyville Rd.
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    Last surviving 9/11 search dog returns to Ground Zero

    Thirteen years after the tragic attack on the World Trade Center, a golden retriever who helped with the search efforts returned to the to Ground Zero for the first time since the tragedy. More>>

    What Constitutes Issuing An Amber Alert Video included

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    Do you know what criteria law enforcement agencies use to determine if an Amber Alert is issued when kids go missing? We did too, so our Margaret-Ann Carter checked to find out. More>>

    Facebook Rejects Picture Of Sick Newborn For Being Too Graphic

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    A family is upset after they said Facebook rejected a picture of their infant son who is ill. More>>

    New Details Come To Light About South Carolina Father Accused of Killing His 5 Kids Video included

    Photo of Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. who is accused of killing his 5 children and dumping their bodies in Alabama, as he arrives in Columbia Thursday Photo of Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. who is accused of killing his 5 children and dumping their bodies in Alabama, as he arrives in Columbia Thursday
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    There are new details coming to light about a South Carolina father accused of killing his 5 children. WJBF News Channel 6's South Carolina Capitol reporter, Robert Kittle, has the story. More>>

    Retired NYC Firefighters Remember 9/11 At Augusta Event Video included

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    As Augusta leaders honored 9/11's first responders at a remembrance event at the Augusta Common on Thursday. As it turns out, some of those first responders were in the audience. They spoke exclusively with WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise. More>>

    Scientists Say Strong Solar Storm Heading To Earth

    In this handout photo provided by NASA, a Solar and Heliospheric Observatory image shows Region 486 that unleashed a record flare in this Nov. 18, 2003, file photo on the sun. (Credit: NASA/Getty Images) In this handout photo provided by NASA, a Solar and Heliospheric Observatory image shows Region 486 that unleashed a record flare in this Nov. 18, 2003, file photo on the sun. (Credit: NASA/Getty Images)
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    A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems. More>>

    WJBF "Your Hometown" Broadcasting Live To Help Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation

    Join Us For "Your Hometown" Live Broadcast Thursday Evening

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    Join WJBF News Channel 6 as we broadcast live during "Your Hometown" Thursday evening from the Augusta-Richmond County Fire Departments station at Daniel Field, located at 1898 Highland Avenue. More>>

    Study: Many hospitals use too many antibiotics

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    Doctors in many U.S. hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the job, a new study released Wednesday suggests. More>>

    Parents create 'bucket list' for unborn son not expected to live

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    Jenna and Dan Haley's unborn son Shane has been diagnosed with complex neural defect that kills most infants soon after birth. The couple has created a "bucket list" for their son. More>>

    South Carolina Father Accused Of Killing His Five Children Was An Ex-Convict

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    We have learned more information on the Lexington, South Carolina father accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in a rural part of Alabama. More>>

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell At Masters When Ray Rice Video Arrived

    PHOTO: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell At Masters When Ray Rice Video Arrived

    Photo of a Tweet from WJBF Sports director Matt Zahn duing this year's Masters tournament of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the MAsters wearing a Green Jacket at the time the NFL received video of Ray Rice punhcing his then fiancee. Photo of a Tweet from WJBF Sports director Matt Zahn duing this year's Masters tournament of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell at the MAsters wearing a Green Jacket at the time the NFL received video of Ray Rice punhcing his then fiancee.
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    Several national media outlets are posting a tweet from WJBF News Channel 6 Sports director Matt Zahn from Masters week.
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    UPDATED ON 6: Project Jackson Lawsuit May Not Be Settled

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    A North Augusta homeowner has filed a motion asking a judge to reconsider his ruling on a lawsuit that challenged the financing plan for Project Jackson. More>>

    UPDATED ON 6: South Carolina DSS Got 3 Reports on Jones Children Before Their Murders

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    The South Carolina Department of Social Services has released its file on Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. and his family.WJBF News Channel 6's South Carolina Capitol reporter, Robert Kittle, has the story.
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    UPDATED ON 6: Name Of Girl Who Died After Being Pulled Out Of Augusta Canal Released Video included

    Photo of the are where a 12-year-old girl was rescued from the Augusta Canal Wednesday evening (Credit: Dee Griffin/Augusta Fire Department) Photo of the are where a 12-year-old girl was rescued from the Augusta Canal Wednesday evening (Credit: Dee Griffin/Augusta Fire Department)
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    The Richmond County Coroner's Office has now released the name of the 12-year-old girl who died Thursday morning after being pulled out of the Augusta Canal Wednesday evening. More>>

    Donnie Smith Did Not Get His Fill Of City Gas Video included

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    There's one perk of the job that former Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith will not miss. More>>

    Bladerunner Found Not Guilty of Premeditated Murder

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    A verdict has been issued in the trial of Oscar Pistorius. More>>

    America Remembers Victims of 9-11

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    Today is the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.Observances will be held across the nation and here at home.In Evans, a former New York City firefighter will speak 8:30 am at a special ceremony at Evans Town Center Park.To mark today's somber anniversary, a special moment of silence will be observed today at Fort Gordon.Starting at 8:46 am, sirens will sound, simulating the first strike on the World Trade Center on this date in 2001.A playing of "Taps" will follow. Two minute... More>>

    Bat dive-bombs Good Morning Tennessee anchors Video included

    A bat made an on-air appearance on Good Morning Tennessee on Wednesday. More>>

    6 Investigates: Augusta Couple Says Used Car Dealer Sold Them Lemon Video included

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    An Augusta couple is upset because they say they bought a lemon from a used car dealer. They say they purchased the vehicle a few months ago from Blount's Used Cars on Mike Padgett Highway.
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    Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center Patients Speak Out Video included

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    Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center leaders heard an earful from patients who experienced issues stemming back several years. The event was a public forum at the Uptown location that gave veterans and some spouses of veterans a chance to have their voices hear. Veterans filled the auditorium of the Charlie Norwood Medical Center - Uptown Tuesday evening to share ways they think the institution can improve. Several people talked about past struggles they experienced with quality care.
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    S.C. Law Enforcement Investigating Child Deaths

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    A South Carolina community, not far from the CSRA, is trying to come to terms with a deadly discovery.The bodies of five missing children from South Carolina - were found Tuesday afternoon in Alabama. Their father, Timothy Ray Jones is now facing murder charges in their deaths. Watch Robert Kittle's story here. More>>

    Former Pro Wrestler Found Dead In Spartanburg

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    Sean Christopher Haire, probably better known by wresting fans as Sean O'Haire, was found dead at his home in Spartanburg Tuesday at the age of 43. More>>

    UPDATED ON 6: 2014 New Country KICKS 99 Guitar Pull Lineup Announced Video included

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    It's one of the biggest country music events in the Augusta area: the New Country Kicks 99 Guitar Pull. WJBF News Channel 6 was the first to bring you this year's line up as it was announced Wednesday morning, and she has the details. More>>

    CSRA 9/11 Remembrance Ceremonies/Events Scheduled For Thursday

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    There will be 9/11 remembrance ceremonies and events going on Thursday in the CSRA 13 years after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. More>>

    September 11th Anniversary Reminds Us to Keep Giving

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    Thursday is Patriot Day, the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 terror attacks. It's important to remember that September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Shepeard Community Blood Center is one local organization that prepares for the worst every day, but still needs your help.When it comes to blood, too much is never enough. Like one worker told me, the rarest blood type is the one that's not on the shelf when it's... More>>

    A South Carolina Woman says her trees were Wrongfully cut down Video included

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    News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter, spoke exclusively with a woman in Jackson, SC, who says her trees were negligently cut down. The woman says it's big companies like SCE&G taking advantage of the hardworking people.

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    UPDATED ON 6: More Information Released Concerning Augusta Murder/Suicide

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    More information has been released by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office concerning the Tuesday evening murder/suicide on the 900 block of St. Andrews Drive, at the Estates on Perimeter apartment complex. More>>

    CSRA College Night Celebrates Over 20 Years of Service to Area Students Thursday Night

    CSRA College Night Will Be Held Thursday Night

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    The 21st annual CSRA College Night will be held Thursday evening at the James Brown Arena in downtown Augusta.
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    Golden Apple: Tamela Carter

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    Another busy day in Tamela Carter's class. Today her 5th graders are all about science."We were talking about the differences between the animal cell and the plant cell," she says. "And getting the kids to understand there are differences."This is not a place where the teacher teaches while the children just listen. They're encouraged to be a part of the learning process. "I allow them to express what they're feeling and I express to them, 'hey teachers are not always on the mountaintop' Ther... More>>

    States share ideas, promising policies on addressing growing issue

    New Report Tackles Distracted Teen Driving

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    A panel of teen driver experts identified featured programs to address enforcement and education initiatives to help keep teen drivers' focus off their phones and on the road. More>>

    UPDATED ON 6: Governor Nikki Haley Issues Statement On Discovery of Bodies Of 5 SC Children In Alabama

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    Authorities say the father of five South Carolina children whose bodies were found in Alabama has been charged with child neglect and that other charges are pending. More>>

    UPDATED ON 6: Snelling Center, Edgar's Grille, Helms College To Re-Open Thursday

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    After receiving the “all clear” from a wildlife disposal contractor, all of Goodwill's Augusta hospitality venues will reopen on normal schedules Thursday, September 11th. More>>

    South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell Indicted

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    The Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives, Bobby Harrell (R-Charleston), has been indicted on accusations including misuse of campaign funds and misconduct in office. More>>

    Sarah Harrison and Michael Stallings head to Pebble Beach Week of September 22nd

    CSRA Teens Selected to Play With Pro Golfers On Champions Tour At Pebble Beach

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    The First Tee of Augusta is sending Sarah Harrison and Michael Stallings to compete in the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, an official Champions Tour event. More>>

    Tee'd Fore Trey Attracts Dozens of People to Donate Video included

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    Over 100 people came out to support the Tee'd Fore Trey, charity golf tournament. Trey is a 4 year-old little boy, who was diagnosed with Proteus Syndrome. This rare disease causes the left side of his body to grow much faster than the right. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter attended the event.

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    Man Pleads Guilty In December 2012 Shooting Death In Aiken

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    A 26-year-old man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder in the 2012 shooting death of an Aiken man. More>>

    John Mellencamp Concert Coming To Augusta

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    Augusta, GA – September 10, 2014- John Mellencamp announced dates for his upcoming Plain Spoken tour where he'll be making a stop in Augusta at the Bell Auditorium Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 19 at 10am and are available online at www.georgialinatix.com, by phone 1-877-4AUGTIX and the Champion's Box Office at the James Brown Arena. A special presale will be available to Citi cardmembers from Tuesday, September 16th at 10:00AM through Thursday, Se... More>>

    One person shot

    Shooting in Aiken County

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    One person was shot and taken to the hospital. No suspects have been named at this time. More>>

    Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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    The month of September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. In the U-S, over 15,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year, and almost 1/4 of them do not survive the disease.The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society will be holding the 2014 Light The Night Walk Saturday, September 20th at 5 PM. It will begin at the Evans Town Center Park in Evans, GA.Light The Night Walk is a fundraising campaign of The Leukemia Lymphoma Society (LLS) which brings together families and com... More>>

    Enterovirus Confirmed in Augusta; Doctors Unsure of Strain

    Enterovirus Confirmed in Augusta; Doctors Unsure of Strain Video included

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    A dangerous virus is hitting children across the country, including Georgia. Enterovirus cases have been confirmed in Augusta, but doctors do not know the strain of the virus yet. WJBF News Channel's Nicole Snyder has the story.
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    PHOTOS: FBI Investigating Sandersville Wells Fargo Bank Robbery

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    Agents from the FBI Atlanta Field Office are requesting the public's assistance with identifying and apprehending the person responsible for the August 16th armed bank robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank branch in Sandersville, Georgia. More>>

    It's Official: Apple Introduces The Apple Watch

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    Apple has introduced a new Apple Watch just after introducing the new iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. More>>

    UPDATED ON 6: Section Of Wrightsboro Road Closed Due To Gas Leak Re-Opened

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    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the section of Wrightsboro Road closed due to a gas leak has now been re-opened. More>>

    Jenkins County Man Reported Missing

    Photo of 52-year-old Jesse W. Hendley, who has reportedly been missing from his home on the 3000 block of Paramore Hill Road, in Millen, Georgia since Wednesday, September 3rd. (Credit: Jenkins County Sheriff's Office) Photo of 52-year-old Jesse W. Hendley, who has reportedly been missing from his home on the 3000 block of Paramore Hill Road, in Millen, Georgia since Wednesday, September 3rd. (Credit: Jenkins County Sheriff's Office)
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    The Jenkins County Sheriff's Office is asking for help from the public in finding a Millen man who has been reported missing. More>>

    Apple To Make New Products Announcement Tuesday

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    Here we go again. the folks at Apple are hosting another launch announcement later Tuesday...following months of speculation on the evolution of Apple products. More>>

    Former South Carolina Gamecocks Football Player Charged With Assault

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former South Carolina and NFL running back Harold Green II has been arrested on charges of assaulting five female high school students. Multiple media outlets reported that the 46-year-old Green turned himself in to Richland County sheriff's deputies Monday. Sheriff Leon Lott said Green is accused of inappropriately touching the Spring Valley High School students who ranged in age from 15 to 17 last month while he was working as a volunteer coach. The students were worki... More>>

    New Clinic Free, LGBT & Latin Friendly

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    A group of students are seeing their dream become reality in the medical community. Health Sciences students and staff at Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University cut the ribbon on the new Equality Clinic. This is the first of its kind in the area. It was created to serve the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender population. More>>

    Wrightsboro closed in front of Augusta mall

    Gas Leak stops traffic on Wrightsboro Road Video included

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    One of Augusta's busiest roads is still closed tonight. Atlanta Gas Light working to repair a gas leak on Wrightsboro road in front of the mall. Officials tell us crews have found the problem, and are working on a temporary fix to keep gas flowing to nearby businesses before they can do a permanent fix. In the meantime deputies are re-routing traffic and fire crews are keeping the area safe. There is no timetable for Wrightsboro road to re-open but we will let you know online as soon as it ha... More>>

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    Another seat is open on the Augusta commission after District 7's Donnie Smith submitted his resignation. Smith did not give a specific reason in the resignation letter he submitted to Georgia governor Nathan Deal. He did state that “it is with heavy heart that I submit my letter or resignation as District 7 commissioner of Augusta, Georgia effective September 8, 2014 at 5 p.m. More>>

    Offering A Comfort And Home To Burn Patients And Their Families Video included

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    The Southeastern Firefighters Burn Foundation makes sure that no burn patient goes without the medication and supplies they need to fully recover after leaving the hospital, but they do more than that. Through the Chavis House, the foundation gives the patients' families a home away from home, food, and sometimes even transportation – making sure that the burn patient doesn't just have the care of the hospital staff; they have the love and support of their family. More>>

    Under A Cloud, Donnie Smith Resigns From Augusta Commission Video included

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    A Georgia  State Patrol investigation accused Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith of working a Masters hospitality house when he was on the clock with the GSP. Smith retired from the State Patrol last week and he's now out as an Augusta Commissioner, as well. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.

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    New Commanding General Takes Over At Fort Gordon Video included

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    A new commanding general took the reins at Fort Gordon Monday morning. Major General Stephen Fogarty replaced Major General LaWarren Patterson as the head of the Cyber Center of Excellence. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise has the story. More>>

    Celebrities Help Up Reward For Those Responsible For Ice Bucket Challenge Prank On Autistic Teen

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    Two more celebrities have joined comedian Drew Carey in offering a reward to find those responsible for using the widespread ice bucket challenge trend to trick an autistic teenager into being drenched with a bucket of urine, feces and spit. More>>

    Teen Court: An Alternative to Juvenile Court

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    We've heard the saying "it takes a village to raise a child." Well, directors at Columbia County Community Connections are taking that to heart and using it as their motto behind a new program called Teen Court.Teen Court works as an alternative to Juvenile Court. First-time juvenile offenders will have the option to go before their peers in court. Teen Court is already in session in four different counties in Georgia and has been proven successful. Not only does it save the county money, it ... More>>

    Home Depot confirms breach in US, Canada stores

    Home Depot is confirming that its payment data systems have been breached, and says the hack could affect customers who used cards at U.S. and Canadian stores. More>>

    Baltimore Ravens Cut Ray Rice After Latest Release Video Showing Him Punching Then-Girlfirend

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    The Baltimore Ravens have cut running back Ray Rice. Hours after the release of a video that appears to show Rice striking his then-fiancee in February. More>>

    Augusta Restaurant And Culinary School Closed For Bat Removal Next Door

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    Barry Paschal, Senior Director of Marketing and Communication at Goodwill Industries says, "We had a bat infestation in the building between two old sections of buildings that was joined together during construction several years ago." Barry Paschal is the director for marketing and communication for Goodwill Industries and he says an unknown number of bats squeezed their way inside this part of the Goodwill building. But he doesn't know how many critters got inside. "We don't know how persis... More>>

    BREAKING ON 6: Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith's Resignation Letter Released

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    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith has resigned his seat on the Commission. More>>

    SC ranks 2nd-worst for violence against women

    South Carolina ranks second-worst in the nation for violence against women. More>>

    Power Pole Downed During Crash On Byrd Road

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    A single car accident in Richmond County has caused power outages for about 80 customers in the area of Byrd Road, which is off of Peach Orchard Road. More>>

    Author Says He Knows "Jack The Ripper" True Identity

    A member of staff holds the knife allegedly used by Jack the Ripper during a press preview for the exhibition "Jack the Ripper and the East End" at the Museum in Docklands, London. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori) A member of staff holds the knife allegedly used by Jack the Ripper during a press preview for the exhibition "Jack the Ripper and the East End" at the Museum in Docklands, London. (AP Photo/Akira Suemori)
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    A self-confessed "armchair detective" claims to have finally figured out the identity of Jack the Ripper, the Daily Mail reports. And he claims he has DNA evidence to prove it. More>>

    3-Year-Old Boy Receives 3-D Printed "Iron Man" Hand

    Photo of 3-year-old Rayden Kahae, who was born without fingers on his right hand, show off his 3d printed "Iron Man" hand (Credit WABC) Photo of 3-year-old Rayden Kahae, who was born without fingers on his right hand, show off his 3d printed "Iron Man" hand (Credit WABC)
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    New technology helped a little boy in Hawaii overcome a disability. More>>

    Video of NFL Player Ray Rice Punching Then-Girlfriend Released

    Photo of Race Rice and his then-girlfriend Janay Palmer moments before he punched her on an elevator at a n Atlantic City, New Jersye hotel in February (Credit: ABC News/TMZ.com) Photo of Race Rice and his then-girlfriend Janay Palmer moments before he punched her on an elevator at a n Atlantic City, New Jersye hotel in February (Credit: ABC News/TMZ.com)
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    TMZ Sports has posted a video that it says shows Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee in the face in the elevator of an Atlantic City hotel in February. More>>

    Fort Gordon Change of Command Today

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    There will be a Change of Command Ceremonytoday at Fort Gordon.Major General Lawarren Patterson will hand over the reinsto Major General Stephen Fogarty.Major General Fogarty assumes command of Fort Gordon during a time of expansion.Several new missions are set to come to thepost over the next few years. By 2019, these missions are expected to bring thousands of new residents to the Augusta area. Many of these new missions are cyber-related.Today's Change of Command Ceremony is set for eight ... More>>

    Prince William & Duchess of Cambridge Expecting 2nd Child

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    Another royal on the way...
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    Hundreds Of People Attend 911 Honor Service

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    It was standing room only at one South Carolina church this morning for a special ceremony. Hundreds gathered at Lakeside Baptist Church to honor those who serve the CSRA. First responders came by land and by air to be a part of today's mass with the community. Tad Marshall, Pastor, Lakeside Baptist Church says, “We have local heroes here, too and we want to give them recognition and thanks and praise for what they do because these are our local people who are affecting our lives.” The goal o... More>>

    Wrong Body in Casket at West Palm Beach Funeral Home

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    Family members arrived at the funeral home an hour before the scheduled viewing for their loved one. When staff opened the casket, they made a horrible discovery.People outside Stephens Lakeside Chapel in West Palm Beach way past the scheduled start of the viewing for Mary Anderson."We get here today for her wake, and it's not her. They have somebody else in all of her belongings," said Marvel Freeman.Somebody else in... More>>

    Town Hall Meeting at Charlie Norwood VA

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    A town hall meeting regarding Veteran care at the Charlie Norwood VA will take place on Tuesday. The community will have a chance to voice their opinion at the center at 4 p.m. The VA Medical Center is on Freedom Way in Augusta and everyone is invited to attend. More>>

    Augusta Christian School Takes a Stand Against Bullying in a big way Video included

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    Augusta Christian School is implementing the Christian Peace Keepers program. This has proven to lower the rate of bullying in schools significantly. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the leaders to learn more about the program.

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    Augusta Mother Arrested For Leaving 3 Kids Alone

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    An Augusta mother is behind bars after deputies say they found her three children walking down Old McDuffie Road all by themselves early Saturday morning. More>>

    New Clinic to Help LGBT Community

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    A group of medical students at Georgia Regents University is opening a groundbreaking clinic in Augusta. The medical staff at the Equality Clinic will target needs for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender patients, and offer free services to those who are uninsured, underinsured or below the 200 percent poverty level.About a dozen medical students came up with the idea to open a clinic to help the LGBT community. They say LGBT patients have trouble finding healthcare that meets specific ne... More>>

    Free Student Athlete Health Screenings In Evans

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    Student athletes from all over the CSRA checked into University Hospital in Evans for free screenings today. Six to twelve grade students showed up to get tests done on their hearts and blood. The health checks focused on cardiovascular issues that could happen during all types of sports. The ultrasounds didn't take long and one basketball athlete passed with flying colors. Dr. Mac Bowman, Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services at University Hospital says, “We look for just baseline abno... More>>

    GMA Saturday Headlines: September 6, 2014 Video included

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    WJBF News Channel 6's News team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

    BREAKING NEWS: Man Killed After Crashing Into House

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    Richmond County Coroner, Mark Bowen, confirms the death of  76-year old Herbert Alligood Sr., after crashing vehicle into a house.
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    Governor Nathan Deal Weighs In On Commissioner Donnie Smith Investigation

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    The Georgia State Patrol says it's clear that Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith doubled dipped during Masters week. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the latest information. More>>

    Local Islamic Society Responds to ISIS Crisis Video included

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    The beheadings of American Journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, have caught the attention of a local Islamic group. The Islamic Society of Augusta is speaking out against the extremist group. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a religious Islamic leader about the religion. More>>

    CSRA Prescription Drug Abuse Take Back Day Information

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    There is a new plan to cut down on prescription drug abuse and overdose deaths in South Carolina. We also have a link to find out where you can drop off these medications in the CSRA.
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    PHOTOS: Strange Blue Jellyfish-Like Creatures Invading West Coast Beaches

    PHOTO: A Newport Beach lifeguard holds a by-the-wind-sailor, or Velella, jellyfish that washed up on the beach in Newport Beach, California on August 21, 2014. (Credit: Sam Gangwer/AP Photo) PHOTO: A Newport Beach lifeguard holds a by-the-wind-sailor, or Velella, jellyfish that washed up on the beach in Newport Beach, California on August 21, 2014. (Credit: Sam Gangwer/AP Photo)
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    The strange blue creatures swarming West Coach beaches this summer simply go wherever the wind takes them. More>>

    Unresponsive Plane Crashes Off Jamaican Coast

    Photo of the FlightAware radar map showing the path of an unresponsive plane on September 5th (Credit: ABC News/FlightAware) Photo of the FlightAware radar map showing the path of an unresponsive plane on September 5th (Credit: ABC News/FlightAware)
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    A turboprop flying from New York to Florida has crashed off the coast of Jamaica after the pilot, seen slumped over the controls, did not respond to radio calls for more than four hours. More>>

    Aiken's Palace Malice to Retire

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    Dogwood Stables put out a release Friday announcing that 2013 Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice is retiring from horse racing. More>>

    Paine College Coach Arrested For Marijuana Possession

    Mug shot of Marquita Lynn Carter, who is Paine College's men's and women's cross country coach and track and field coach, who was arrested in Greene County Thursday night and charged with possession of marijuana (Credit: Greene County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot of Marquita Lynn Carter, who is Paine College's men's and women's cross country coach and track and field coach, who was arrested in Greene County Thursday night and charged with possession of marijuana (Credit: Greene County Sheriff's Office)
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    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that a Paine College athletic coach has been arrested for possession of marijuana in Greene County. More>>

    Laney's Look: "Dancing With The Stars" Previews A Fascinating Cast For Season 19

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    It's that time again… A new season of “Dancing With The Stars” is about to kick off with a lot of changes.
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    UPDATED ON 6: Warrenville Man Reportedly Missing For Over 1 Month Located

    Photo of 20-year-old Martine Aguilar, a Warrenville who was reportedly missing for over a month. He has now been located and is safe and well Photo of 20-year-old Martine Aguilar, a Warrenville who was reportedly missing for over a month. He has now been located and is safe and well
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    The Aiken County Sheriff's Office asking for assistance from the public in locating Warrenville, South Carolina man who has been missing for over a month. More>>

    Mom Outraged After Daughter Forced to Wear "Shame Suit" For School Dress Code Violation

    Photo of 15-year-old Miranda Larkin, who was reportedly forced to wear a "shame suit" after a school dress code violation (Credit: ABC News) Photo of 15-year-old Miranda Larkin, who was reportedly forced to wear a "shame suit" after a school dress code violation (Credit: ABC News)
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    A Florida mom is outraged that her 15-year-old daughter was forced to wear what she called a “shame suit” at school after a dress code violation. More>>

    Richmond County Mother Arrested, Accused of Locking Her 5-Year-Old Son Out Of Their Home

    Mug shot of Jamila Maston, who was arrested and charged with Deprivation of a Minor after she reportedly locked her 5-year-ols son out of their home Mug shot of Jamila Maston, who was arrested and charged with Deprivation of a Minor after she reportedly locked her 5-year-ols son out of their home
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    A Richmond County mother has been arrested and charged with Deprivation of a Minor. More>>

    Accidents on I-20 Slow Morning Commute

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    Columbia County deputies are on the scene of a couple of accident on Interstate 20.The wrecks happened in the the east bound lanes near mile marker 190 shortly before 8:00 Friday morning.At least one vehicle is reportedly in the ditch.No word yet on injuries.Expect some traffic delays as a result of the accidents.Authorities say bright sunlight is causing some visibility problems in the area.Drive carefully. More>>

    Dist. 7 Citizens Still Putting Story Together

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    Since this news broke Thursday about Augusta-Richmond County Commissioner Donnie Smith, we found that very few people we spoke with in the district he represents knew the reason why is was under investigation for his job with the Georgia State Patrol. Some Augusta citizens we spoke with also shared that they have a lack of trust in their leaders overall for this very reason. More>>

    Augusta Public Safety Officials Want New Radio System Video included

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is still using a radio system from 1996. How much will a new one cost? News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the answer. More>>

    Georgia State Patrol Report Accuses Commissioner Donnie Smith of Falsifying Time Sheet During Masters Week

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    The investigative report by the Georgia State Patrol accuses former Lieutenant and current Commissioner Donnie Smith of falsifying time sheets during this year's Masters tournament. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
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    Columbia County Schools Launch Student-Created Social Media Guidelines Video included

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    Students at a local high school are putting a positive spin on an issue that's gotten a lot of negative attention lately: teens and social media. WJBF News Channel 6's Julie Parise explains.
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    Golden Harvest Expanding and Working to End Hunger in Augusta Video included

    The opening speeches for the grand opening of Golden Harvest's new building. The opening speeches for the grand opening of Golden Harvest's new building.
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    Golden Harvest Food Bank cut the ribbon to their newest building on Commerce Street. They also received a $144,000 check from Wal-Mart to help continue their programs. Richmond County Schools are also benefiting from the big donation. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter found out how.

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    One Suspect Sought, Two Suspects Arrested In Connection To Aiken Home Invasion

    Mug shot of 39-year-old Michael Wallace Dorn, who is wanted on several charges stemming from an August 24th home invasion in Aiken, South Carolina. (Credit: Aiken Department of Public Safety) Mug shot of 39-year-old Michael Wallace Dorn, who is wanted on several charges stemming from an August 24th home invasion in Aiken, South Carolina. (Credit: Aiken Department of Public Safety)
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    Aiken Department of Public Safety investigators have arrested and charged two men in connection to a home invasion in Aiken. One suspect is still sought. More>>

    Lea Thompson, Tommy Chong Among New 'Dancing With The Stars' Cast Video included

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    Actress Lea Thompson, "Duck Dynasty" diva Sadie Robertson and NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip are making tracks for the new season of "Dancing With the Stars". More>>

    BREAKING ON 6: Melissa Rivers Says Her Mother Joan Rivers Has Died

    Photo of actress/comedienne Joan Rivers, who passed away Thursday, according to her daughter Melissa Rivers (Photo Credit: ABC News) Photo of actress/comedienne Joan Rivers, who passed away Thursday, according to her daughter Melissa Rivers (Photo Credit: ABC News)
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    Melissa Rivers, who is the daughter of actress/comedienne Joan Rivers, says her mother has died. More>>

    UPDATED ON 6: Georgia State Patrol Investigation Into Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith Video included

    Photo of Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith, who was under investigation while working for the Georgia State Patrol Photo of Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith, who was under investigation while working for the Georgia State Patrol
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    We have new information regarding the Georgia State Patrol investigation into Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story about what the investigation report says. More>>

    Report ranks Georgia No. 18 in adult obesity

    A new report found that Georgia has the nation's 18th-highest adult obesity rate. More>>

    Aiken Man Arrested, Charged In Circle K Armed Robbery

    Mug shot of 20-year-old Jeremy Jacob Grey, who was arrested Wednesday night after turning himself in to Aiken County Sheriff's Office deputies in connection to an armed robbery at a Wagener Road Circle K store that happened on Thursday, August 28th Mug shot of 20-year-old Jeremy Jacob Grey, who was arrested Wednesday night after turning himself in to Aiken County Sheriff's Office deputies in connection to an armed robbery at a Wagener Road Circle K store that happened on Thursday, August 28th
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    A 20-year-old Aiken man has been arrested and charged in connection to an armed robbery last week at the Circle K located at 2557 Wagener Road, in Aiken. More>>

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day. More>>

    Locally Filmed Texting & Driving PSA Is Big Success Video included

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    A powerful public service announcement about the dangers of texting and driving is reaching people around the world – and it was filmed right here in Augusta. More>>

    Kemp warns public of voter registration fraud

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp is reminding the public to stay alert for those who may be collecting personal data during voter registration drives. More>>

    Think Your Cell Phone Is Safe? Read This! Video included

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    More people seem to be growing more concerned about Internet safety after several celebrities had their private pictures leaked. More than 100 A-listers, including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton, allegedly were targeted by a hacker who calls himself "BLUNT-MASTERMIND". The hacker apparently posted those pictures to the website 4CHAN. This is being called the largest hack of racy celebrity photos in history. . More>>

    Albino Cobra That Bit Dog On The Loose in California Neighborhood

    Los Angeles officials are warning residents to look out for an albino cobra on the loose. (Photo Credit: County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control) Los Angeles officials are warning residents to look out for an albino cobra on the loose. (Photo Credit: County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control)
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    Southern California animal control officers are hunting for a highly venomous cobra that bit a dog and then slithered off into a suburban Los Angeles neighborhood. More>>

    Local Thomson Woman Becomes a Hero Across State Borders Video included

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    Rebecca Hawkins teaches CPR, but she never thought she would use to save someone's life. On a flight back from a vacation, she found herself in a life or death situation where she was could be the determining factor. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter sat down with the local hero to hear her story.

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    SCAM ALERT: Fake Sweepstakes Letter Circulating In The CSRA

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    There is another scam making its way into the CSRA related to sweepstakes winnings. More>>

    PHOTOS: Smart911 Comes To Edgefield County

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    A new 911 system spreading throughout the country has made its way to Edgefield County. More>>

    EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Pringle's First Interview Since Starting New Job Video included

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    New Richmond County Schools Superintendent Dr. Angela Pringle talks exclusively with News Channel 6's Deon Guillory about her plans for the school system.

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    School System Hits Lowest Lunch Participation Rate in Decades

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    The School Nutrition Department at Columbia County Schools wants to make and sell more dough. The department is experiencing the lowest lunch participation rate ever. Last year, the lack of students buying lunch put them more than $200,000 in the hole—dipping into the fund balance. The director says bad publicity over the new school nutrition regulations in 2012 are to blame and she's hoping the trend doesn't continue. Tune intonight at5 p.m. for the full story. More>>

    Permanent Road Closure Announced For Columbia County

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    A permanent closure of La Vista Drive at its intersection with Hereford Farm Road, in Columbia County, has been announced.
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    UPDATED ON 6: Transgender South Carolina Teen Suing DMV Over Driver's License Photo Video included

    Chase Culpepper, 16, was asked to remove his makeup before taking his driver's license picture. Chase Culpepper, 16, was asked to remove his makeup before taking his driver's license picture.
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    A 16-year-old from Anderson, South Carolina is suing the South Carolina DMV because DMV employees made him remove his makeup when he went to get his driver's license in March. WJBF News Channel 6's Robert Kittle has the story. More>>

    Results Of Augusta-Richmond County's Online Survey Are In

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    The results of an online survey that was posted to Augusta-Richmond County's government website are now in. More>>

    Jenny Sanford Wants U.S. Representative Mark Sanford To Undergo Psychological Exam

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    Jenny Sanford is asking that U.S. Representative Mark Sanford undergo a psychiatric evaluation and take anger management and parenting courses in the latest filing in the couple's contentious divorce. More>>

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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    6 Things you need to know before you head out the door to start your day. More>>

    CSRA Morning News Update: September 3, 2014

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    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the news updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. More>>

    Neighbors Stunned At N. Augusta Husband's Killing Video included

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    There could be a possible reason behind why a North Augusta woman is accused of pulling the trigger that fatally killed her husband on Labor Day. Debra Morris is now behind bars at the Aiken County Detention Center. Neighbors are still trying to put the pieces together WJBF News Channel 6 spoke with people near the couple's home who knew Debra Morris by her time spent in the yard. Those individuals say they are stunned by the news because she didn't appear to be a violent person.
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    Golden Apple: Carrie Lovett

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    Carrie Lovett's classroom could just have easily been Carrie Lovett's courtroom."I was in law school," Lovett says. "And the principal came to the law school and said we need to substitute for this teacher who's ill with Lupus Disease. And I knew my parents wanted one of us to be a teacher and I volunteered."That was 26 short years ago. She left law school behind and has been changing young lives ever since."When I see young people come in the building and they have smiles on their faces and ... More>>

    PHOTO: Baby Gives Thumbs-Up From The Womb

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    Ultrasound photos create excitement for expecting parents, but one photo in particular is creating a buzz on the internet. More>>

    Counselors Help Students Grieve Classmate's Drowning Video included

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     Lincoln County High School students remember 17-year-old Jacoby Mason, who died after drowning over the weekend.

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    Dog Saves Homeowners In Aiken County Fire Video included

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    An Aiken County credited their dog with saving both their lives after a fire tore through and destroyed their Beech Island home.
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    UPDATED ON 6: Grovetown Roadway Re-Opened After Broken Water Main Repaired

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    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned a Grovetown roadway that was closed Tuesday morning due to a broken water main has now been re-opened. More>>

    UPDATED ON 6: North Augusta Wife Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of Husband Video included

    Mug shot of Debra Morris, who is accused of shooting and killing her husband, 3-year-old Stephen A. Morris in North Augusta on Monday. Mug shot of Debra Morris, who is accused of shooting and killing her husband, 3-year-old Stephen A. Morris in North Augusta on Monday.
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    North Augusta Public Safety investigators say a woman is charged with murder in the shooting death of her husband. More>>

    Rescue Groups Fighting For Shelter Policy Change

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    Even though conditions at the Augusta Animal Sheltermay beimproving, rescue groups are still pushing the county to change the spay/neuter policy. Rescue groups from Georgia and out of state want to help increase the number of adoptions from the shelter, but many are finding it hard to do so. A rescue group from Florida said the county's policy needs to be altered, so they can help save more animals. Picking out a furr... More>>

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    • Augusta Officials Issue No Swimming Order For Savannah River

      Augusta Officials Issue No Swimming Order For Savannah River

      Sunday, September 14 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:11:46 GMT
      The Augusta Fire Department and the Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency have released a "Do Not Swim Order" for the Savannah River.
      The Augusta Fire Department and the Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency have released a "Do Not Swim Order" for the Savannah River.
    • Cut-A-Thon Helps Families with Medical Needs

      Cut-A-Thon Helps Families with Medical Needs

      Cut-A-Thon Helps Families with Medical Needs

      Sunday, September 14 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 21:20:59 GMT
      The Trendz Salon in Columbia County offered free haircuts all day to raise money for a local family. Donations from the Cut-A-Thon go to help a child with medical needs.This isn't the first child this event has helped, more than $50,000 have been raised through this event for six other children in the area. Dozens in the community came to have lunch, take part in a raffle, and get haircuts at the event called Payton's...
      The Trendz Salon in Columbia County offered free haircuts all day to raise money for a local family. Donations from the Cut-A-Thon go to help a child with medical needs.This isn't the first child this event has helped, more than $50,000 have been raised through this event for six other children in the area. Dozens in the community came to have lunch, take part in a raffle, and get haircuts at the event called Payton's...
    • Augusta Officials Fighting For More FEMA Money

      Augusta Officials Fighting For More FEMA Money

      Saturday, September 13 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-09-14 03:08:24 GMT
      Augusta city leaders are still trying to get more money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the cost of February's ice storm cleanup.
      Augusta city leaders are still trying to get more money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the cost of February's ice storm cleanup.
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    • Augusta Officials Issue No Swimming Order For Savannah River

      Augusta Officials Issue No Swimming Order For Savannah River

      Sunday, September 14 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:11:46 GMT
      The Augusta Fire Department and the Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency have released a "Do Not Swim Order" for the Savannah River.
      The Augusta Fire Department and the Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency have released a "Do Not Swim Order" for the Savannah River.
    • BREAKING ON 6: 2-Year-Old Shot And Killed In Denmark, SC

      BREAKING ON 6: 2-Year-Old Shot And Killed In Denmark, SC

      Sunday, September 14 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:21:40 GMT
      A 2-year old boy is dead after getting shot at a mobile home in Bamberg County, South Carolina.
      A 2-year old boy is dead after getting shot at a mobile home in Bamberg County, South Carolina.
    • Search is on for Missing Man from Aiken County

      Search is on for Missing Man from Aiken County

      Saturday, September 13 2014 8:54 AM EDT2014-09-13 12:54:45 GMT
      The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who hasn't been since since Tuesday.
      The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who hasn't been since since Tuesday.
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    • GRU Augusta Cards Fourth In Season Opening Tournament

      GRU Augusta Cards Fourth In Season Opening Tournament

      Sunday, September 14 2014 8:47 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:47:35 GMT
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      The Jaguars combined to shoot seven rounds of par or better, while junior Maverick Antcliff shot consecutive rounds of 69 to give GRU Augusta a fourth place finish in their first event of the 2014-15 season at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of North Carolina on Sunday.
      The Jaguars combined to shoot seven rounds of par or better, while junior Maverick Antcliff shot consecutive rounds of 69 to give GRU Augusta a fourth place finish in their first event of the 2014-15 season at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of North Carolina on Sunday.
    • Rangers sweep Braves with 10-3 win

      Rangers sweep Braves with 10-3 win

      Sunday, September 14 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:39:05 GMT
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      Colby Lewis pitched seven innings for his 10th victory, Luis Sardinas doubled his career total with four RBIs and the Texas Rangers completed their first series sweep in nearly five months with a 10-3 win Sunday over the playoff-chasing Atlanta Braves.
      Colby Lewis pitched seven innings for his 10th victory, Luis Sardinas doubled his career total with four RBIs and the Texas Rangers completed their first series sweep in nearly five months with a 10-3 win Sunday over the playoff-chasing Atlanta Braves.
    • Horschel caps amazing run with FedEx Cup

      Horschel caps amazing run with FedEx Cup

      Sunday, September 14 2014 8:36 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:36:53 GMT
      Billy Horschel capped off the best three weeks of his career by winning the FedEx Cup and a $10 million bonus.Horschel pulled away from self-destructing Rory McIlroy early and held off Jim Furyk late. 
      Billy Horschel capped off the best three weeks of his career by winning the FedEx Cup and a $10 million bonus.Horschel pulled away from self-destructing Rory McIlroy early and held off Jim Furyk late. 
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    • UPDATED ON 6: Project Jackson Lawsuit May Not Be Settled

      UPDATED ON 6: Project Jackson Lawsuit May Not Be Settled

      Thursday, September 11 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:17:34 GMT
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      A North Augusta homeowner has filed a motion asking a judge to reconsider his ruling on a lawsuit that challenged the financing plan for Project Jackson.
      A North Augusta homeowner has filed a motion asking a judge to reconsider his ruling on a lawsuit that challenged the financing plan for Project Jackson.
    • "Dangerous" South Augusta Intersection Could Be Considered For Roundabout

      "Dangerous" South Augusta Intersection Could Be Considered For Roundabout

      Thursday, September 11 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:12:24 GMT
      Photo of the Bath-Edie Road sign on Highway 88 in Hephzibah, Georgia.Photo of the Bath-Edie Road sign on Highway 88 in Hephzibah, Georgia.
      The city of Augusta is preparing to construct five roundabouts in the next year or so and now the Georgia DOT is getting in on the act, considering one in deep south Augusta, but the DOT wants Augusta Commissioners to embrace the idea before moving forward. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
      The city of Augusta is preparing to construct five roundabouts in the next year or so and now the Georgia DOT is getting in on the act, considering one in deep south Augusta, but the DOT wants Augusta Commissioners to embrace the idea before moving forward. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    • 6 Investigates: Augusta Couple Says Used Car Dealer Sold Them Lemon

      6 Investigates: Augusta Couple Says Used Car Dealer Sold Them Lemon

      Thursday, September 11 2014 12:09 AM EDT2014-09-11 04:09:32 GMT
      An Augusta couple is upset because they say they bought a lemon from a used car dealer. They say they purchased the vehicle a few months ago from Blount's Used Cars on Mike Padgett Highway.
      An Augusta couple is upset because they say they bought a lemon from a used car dealer. They say they purchased the vehicle a few months ago from Blount's Used Cars on Mike Padgett Highway.
    • U.S./WorldMore>>

    • Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled

      Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled

      Sunday, September 14 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-09-14 11:30:38 GMT
      Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a...
      Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a duck's.
    • Deadly Shooting at Police Barracks

      Deadly Shooting at Police Barracks

      Saturday, September 13 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-09-13 14:37:12 GMT
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      Law enforcement officials from three states are searching a wooded area of northeastern Pennsylvania for the person who shot two state troopers Friday night.
      Law enforcement officials from three states are searching a wooded area of northeastern Pennsylvania for the person who shot two state troopers Friday night.
    • Adrian Peterson Booked on Child Abuse Charge, Posts Bond

      Adrian Peterson Booked on Child Abuse Charge, Posts Bond

      Saturday, September 13 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-09-13 14:33:09 GMT
      Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was processed overnight and released from a jail in Texas, where he faces charges alleging that he used a switch to spank one of his sons.
      Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was processed overnight and released from a jail in Texas, where he faces charges alleging that he used a switch to spank one of his sons.
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