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    With 19 of the 69 precincts reporting:US Senate Race - (Jack Kingston 43%, David Perdue 56%)State Senator District 22 - (Harold Jones 63%, Corey Johnson 36%)Commission District #6 - (Bob Finnegan 57%, Ben Hasan 42%) More>>

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    Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian... More>>

    Arrest Made In Connection To Lucas Circle Shooting

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    Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators say a man who was shot Friday morning is out of the hospital and facing consequences. More>>

    Spartanburg Woman Accused Of Biting Repo Driver Has History Of Run-Ins Video included

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    According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the woman who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been in trouble in connection with incidents during repos twice before. More>>

    Could Salvage Yard Be Hurting Growth?

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    A salvage yard is Aiken County is creating a bit of controversy. Locals brought the issue to the county council and steps are now being taken to get the business on board with cleaning up the appearance.Onecounty official described this highway as the "gateway" to the City of Aiken. With new businesses on the horizon for the city, some say this old business is getting in the way.Some may call it a landmark, some call ... More>>

    ILVTOFU: Too vulgar for specialty plate in Tenn., state says

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    The state of Tennessee denied a Murfreesboro woman’s request for a personalized license plate due to the perceived vulgarity of her message. More>>

    Caught on Camera: Possible Gustnado Causes Damage in Burke County Video included

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    Rare storm for the CSRA causes damage.

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    Women looking to sell positive pregnancy tests online Video included

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    It's true that you can buy just about everything online.One Charleston woman is using her pregnancy for financial gain and she's not alone. Women around the country are posting ads on Craigslist for positive pregnancy tests.Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Houston have dozens of listings for as little as $1.00. The Charleston ad suggests a price of $40 for the positive test, but claims price is negotiable. Another woman in Myrtle Beach will sell it for half that price. News 2 sp... More>>

    Former Jenkins County Football Star Now Playing For UGA Accused Of Assaulting Girlfriend

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    Police say a University of Georgia football player, who formerly played for Jenkins County High School, is facing a charge of aggravated assault, which is a felony. More>>

    Pittsburgh doctor sings to newborns after delivery

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    A Pittsburgh doctor is gaining national attention for his unique tradition of singing to each baby he delivers. He has delivered more than 8,000 babies during his career. More>>

    Non-profit transforms donated wedding dresses into 'angel gowns'

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    NICU Helping Hands is based out of Fort Worth, Texas and was founded by Lisa Grubbs in 2013. Since beginning the organization has created 12,000 angel gowns. More>>

    Fruit Recall Affects Costco, Trader Joe's, And Walmart Stores

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    A California company is recalling fruit packed at its warehouses due to possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The recall affects fruit sold at several national chain stores.
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    Second Cyber Command Defense Contractor To Open Location In Richmond County

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    Tuesday, the Augusta Economic Development Authority announced another defense contractor is locating in Augusta-Richmond County, which will work with the U.S. Army Cyber Command at Fort Gordon. More>>

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 22, 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>>

    Mother Arrested, Accused Of Taping Toddler's Mouth Shut While In Children's Hospital

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    An Albany, Georgia woman has been arrested after being accused of taping her 2-year-old child's mouth shut while he was being treated at Children's Hospital of Georgia. More>>

    WJBF EXTRA: Local Entrepreneur Rolls Out Welcome Mat to Newcomers Video included

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    Mary Morrison introduces us to a CSRA entrepreneur who rolls out the welcome mat for newcomers in a WJBF EXTRA report. More>>

    Woman forced from her FL home after huge sinkhole appears

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    A huge sinkhole has opened up outside a Spring Hill, Florida home. The hole is 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide and city officials have deemed the home unsafe.Now, the homeowner is forced to pack her stuff and leave just 18 months after moving in. Officials haven't determined the exact cause for the sink hole but a private contractor suspects heavy rain over the weekend may have played a role. More>>

    Mayfly invasion so bad it triggers a car crash

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    The La Crosse, Wisconsin office of the National Weather Service (NWS) reports this year's mayfly hatch on the Mississippi River was so prolific it created a bow echo on radar, similar to one that would be made by a significant rain storm. A NWS employee went out after his shift and captured some amazing images of the short-lived pests covering street lights, gas pumps, buildings, stairs -- nearly anything in their path.The mayfly hatch was a problem up and down the Mississippi. Police in the ... More>>

    Worries About Turnout In Tuesday's Primary Runoff Election Video included

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    Augusta voters can head to the polls on Tuesday to decide the outcome of several races in Georgia's primary runoff election. The question is...how many will turn out to vote?
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    Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand Video included

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    It appears South Carolina beaches are shrinking and flooding is becoming a growing concern.A report from the Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey predicts South Carolina's high tide will rise more than 4 feet over the next 40 years.The beach and the ocean have always been changing, but people along the Grand Strandare starting to find the effects more noticeable. Kerry Price is on vacationat Garden City Beach with his family. He said he is forced to move his stuff as far back as the dunes... 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>>

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 22, 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>>

    Public To Weigh In On Columbia County SPLOST 2017-2022 Video included

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    Millions of dollars worth of projects in Columbia County will soon be decided by the public. Officials want to hear from citizens regarding a list of special projects throughout the county that will be funded through a one percent sales tax revenue beginning in 2017.
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    One Man Shot Twice on Central Avenue

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting on Central Avenue. The incident happened on the 2000 block.According to the Sheriff's Office, a 25 year old man was shot twice: once in the abdomen and once in the right knee. Officials say that the victim was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries. No suspects have been named at this time. More>>

    Documents Uncover New Details in Child Neglect Case Video included

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    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory explains new documents released in the case of a woman accused of leaving her child alone at a park in North Augusta.
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    CSRA Evening News Update: July 21, 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>>

    Engineering Student Thriving After Severe Car Accident

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    What may have seemed like a dying dream a few years ago for one college student has come back to life. James Holiday never thought he would be able to go back to school and get his degree in engineering. He suffered massive head trauma in 2010 after a car accident and was not expected to live. This summer, his dream is becoming reality as he gets one step closer to starting his career. The wheels are turning on this m... More>>

    Beech Island Shooting Suspect Apprehended

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    A man wanted in connection to a July 17th shooting in Beech Island has been arrested. More>>

    Ice Rink Fundraiser Comes Up A Million Bucks Short

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    Duncan Crerar at the Augusta Ice Sports Center says, "I love doing this. This is very, very difficult to shut this down." For the last fifteen years Duncan Crerar has been making dreams come true on the ice. But those dreams now have an expiration date. "Unless somebody walks in today or tomorrow there probably won't be an ice rink in Augusta at the end of August," said Crerar. Crerar leases this building and says the propery's owners want him out unless he can match a 2-million dollar offer ... More>>

    Deputy Whose Taser Was Used By A Child Will Not Face Charges

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    A Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputy won't face criminal charges after a child used his Taser on another child last month. More>>

    Prosecutors Seek Death Penalty For Wadley Man Accused Of Leaving Woman's Body Near Dumpsters

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    Prosecutors say they plan to seek the death penalty for a man charged with raping and killing a woman whose body was found near trash dumpsters in Jefferson County. More>>

    Body of 11-year-old swimmer found in Myrtle Beach Video included

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    The body of the 11-year-old child who was missing in the surf Saturday night, was found Monday morning 
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    Former Destiny's Child member arrested in Horry Co.

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    A former member of Destiny's Child was arrested on the Grand Strand early Sunday morning. Farrah Franklin, 33, of Sherman Oaks, CA, was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 4:55 a.m. She was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, according to the center's website. Franklin was issued a $280 bond. More>>

    Dad 'Cowboy Twerks' With Daughter

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    This video shows just how excited this father is to see her daughter after work! 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>>

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 21, 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>>

    CSRA Evening Headlines: Sunday, July 20, 2014 Video included

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    Mike Miller, George Myers, and Nicole Snyder have your Sunday evening headlines. More>>

    Do you know who you'll vote for on July 22nd?

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    Time is running out for Georgia voters to decide their candidates. Tuesday, July 22nd is the primary runoff election for all of Georgia, But do you know your candidates as well as you think you do. News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter recaps what top candidates stand for.

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    Vendors at Augusta Southern Nationals Make Up for Lost Time

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    Even with the rainy weather, the money still came in this weekend at the 28th Annual Augusta Southern Nationals. Many vendors are trying to recover their losses from last year’s canceled show. Event directors estimated around 25,000 people this weekend, and those numbers are coming in strong. This is one of the largest events held in Augusta and is a big money maker for the city. Some vendors took new measures this we... More>>

    What's Next For Project Jackson?

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    As a South Carolina judge waits on both parties to turn in their final requests, a lot of people are wondering how the lawsuit will affect Project Jackson. More>>

    1 On 1: Back to School Drive for Boys and Clubs Club Video included

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    The University of Phoenix Augusta campus is holding a back to school drive to benefit the Boys and Guys Club of the CSRA. 

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    Movie, TV legend James Garner dies Video included

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    Actor James Garner has died. More>>

    GMA Sunday Headlines: July 20, 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>>

    Bamberg, SC Teen Receives Kohl's Scholarship Video included

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    An 18-year old, Bamberg County boy received Kohl's Scholarship for $1,000. He is awarded for his outgoing service achievement, including starting his own community service group. News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with the boy about how he got started.

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    CSRA Evening Headlines: Saturday, July 19, 2014 Video included

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    Mike Miller, Jason Nappi, and Nicole Snyder have your Saturday evening headlines. More>>

    First Weekend Without City Police Department

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    Business owners in Washington, Georgia are spending their first weekend without the city police department on the clock.After heated discussions and a full-blown protest, officers were forced to shut down in 24 hours after the city council voted to disband the department Thursday night. The reality of the council's decision to close the department officially began Saturday.It was a dreary day in more ways than one, as... More>>

    1 On 1: Family, Fun & Fitness Video included

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    "Family, Fun and Fitness" event at Diamond Lakes Park in Hephzibah Saturday to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Augusta.  More>>

    GMA Saturday Headlines: July 19, 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>>

    GA Dist. 22 Senate Candidates Run-Off Ready Video included

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    Georgia's ballot for the November general election will be finalized next week. Several primary races were too close to call and required a run-off. One of the local races in next Tuesday's run-off is between Attorney and former Solicitor General Harold Jones and Augusta-Richmond County Commissioner Corey Johnson. News Channel 6 took a closer look at the two men hoping to improve Augusta on the state level.
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    US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing Video included

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    U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot down a... More>>

    Georgia 4th Most Energy Expensive State Video included

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    Skyrocketing energy costs have consumers finding ways to save on their bills. We are in the dog days of summer and that’s when we typically use more energy, including filling up the gas tank more to travel. The cost of keeping cool during a Georgia summer can put a dent in your wallet. Consumers said they have been trying everything to lower monthly costs.
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    Fate Of Project Jackson In The Hands Of Judge Video included

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    Judge J. Ernest Kinard, Jr. says he should make a decision on the case by Thursday of next week.
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    Barnwell County Animal Shelter Needs Your Help Video included

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    Parvovirus has infected 2 litters of puppies at the Barnwell County Animal Shelter. Now they're asking for the community's help to raise money for the medication to save these dogs.

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    AP PHOTOS: Malaysia plane carrying 298 shot down Video included

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    In the sunflower fields around eastern Ukraine, lines of rescue workers disappeared into thick, tall growth, searching the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines jet shot down as it flew miles above the country's battlefield.... More>>

    No Candidates Running for North Augusta's Seat on School Board Video included

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    July 16th marked the last day for Aiken County residents to run for Aiken County School Board. This is the first time in history, District 5, North Augusta, did not have any candidates. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with Board members to see what this means for the community.

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    Shooting During Home Invasion in Richmond County

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    According to Richmond County Sheriff's Office, one person was shot and taken to the hospital after a home invasion. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office answered a call to 3022 Lucas Circle regarding a subject that had been shot.Deputies say a 26 year old male sustained a single gunshot wound to the stomach and was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center for treatment. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is in the beginning phases of this investigation. 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>>

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 18, 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>>

    Washington, GA Police Dept. Voted Out, Sheriff's Office Takes Over Video included

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    There was controversy in Washington, Georgia surrounding the proposal to disband the city's police department and absorb it into the Wilkes County Sheriff's Office. The motion did pass and citizens in Washington say they are far from happy. The City Council meeting was very heated, but Mayor Ames Barnett assured the group it was a tough decision and the city would still have protection.
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    UPDATE ON 6: Fatal Accident On Peach Orchard Road

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    Richmond County dispatch has confirmed a car accident with injuries on Peach Orchard Road near the Pepperidge subdivision. As of right now, traffic is backed up on Peach Orchard Road and Tobacco Road. No word yet on how severe or serious those injuries are. More>>

    3-year old fighting Proteus Syndrome

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    3-year old Trey Mills, from Harlem, GA is one of only 200 people in the world with Proteus Syndrome, which causes rapid growth-- not only of the limbs, but of the organs.
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    Mugshots Removed From Law Enforcement Websites Because Of New Law Video included

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    A new Georgia law is affecting websites that post mugshots, including the local website AugustaCrime.com. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has more information.

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    Race Teams Roaring Into Augusta For The 28th Southern Nationals Video included

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    Fans of drag boat racing are beginning to flood the CSRA for the annual Augusta Southern Nationals. You may remember, last year it was canceled due to the high amount of water in the Savannah River. News Channel 6's Dee Griffin shows us why that is expected to bring great support this year. Crew Chief Tim Stokes has spent most of his adult life working with boats like this Top Fuel Boat. More than 20 years of that time he has been helping his team ride the waves at the Southern Nationals in... More>>

    Arrest Warrant Issued For Hughes Roofing Company Owner Video included

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    An arrest warrant has been issued for a local roofing company owner after he skipped court on Wednesday. More>>

    Accident Interstate 20 in Aiken County

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    Aiken County Deputies are on the scene of an accident on Interstate 20.It happened near mile marker five around 8:45 Thursday morning.According to the Aiken County sheriff's office, the wreck involves one vehicle in the west bound land.Authorities say the accident happened as the motorist was trying to take an exit.No word of any injuries. 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>>

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 17, 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>>

    Army Leader Steps Down Thursday After 32 Years Of Service Video included

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    A distinguished Army veteran is preparing to retire after 32 years of service.A Change of Responsibility Ceremony will take place at Fort Gordon Thursday morning at 8 a.m. Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Travis L. Cherry will become the command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, replacing Command Sergeant Major Ronald S. Pflieger."It's mixed emotions, I'm gonna miss it," CSM Pflieger said. "I've been doing this my entire adult life."He is currently the hi... More>>

    Police Search For Suspect In Aiken County Shooting

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    Aiken County deputies are searching for a suspect after a shooting early Thursday morning on Cherry Street. One person was wounded and taken to GRU Medical Center. There is no word yet on the victim's condition or a possible motive in the shooting.Stay with WJBF and WJBF.com for more on this developing story. More>>

    Costco Smash & Grab, Suspects Flee

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    Police are looking for two suspects who drove to the Costco Wholesale store on Riverwatch Parkway around 7:40 p.m. and stole jewelry. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the suspects performed a smash and grab and then fled the store in a white Buick Regal with North Carolina tags BHK8000. Police identified the suspects as two black men wearing orange and yellow, a white and white shirt. One man was heavyset. More>>

    Greenville, South Carolina

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    In Greenville, South Carolina a man pleads guilty to dragging a dog behind his truck for miles -- in exchange for drugs and alcohol. Now he'll spend more than a decade behind bars. Jenna Troum with the story. "there she goes." This was Andra Grace back in December, covered in bandages after multiple surgeries.judge: what are you here today to do? owens: plead guilty to my charges and get it behind me.This is Roger Owens, who admits he accepted alcohol and drugs, in exchange for getting rid of... More>>

    Nike Peach Jam gives North Augusta Economy huge boost Video included

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    The Nike Peach Jam brings the nation's best high school basketball players to North Augusta, bringing with them, a huge economy boost. Margaret-Ann Carter talks North Augusta residents to see just how much the city depends on this event.

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    Woman Looking for Answers after $2,500 of Property Damage

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    One local woman walked out her front door Sunday afternoon to find serious damage to her front yard. Aiken Public Safety is looking forthe suspect who ran a car into her yard and then fled the scene. "It really shook me up," said Hattie Allen.Pieces of pottery, lights and flowers are all that line the front yard of 81-year old Hattie Allen's house."I heard this awful noise, I couldn't imagine what it was, I thought it... More>>

    Claims of Grade Changes Untrue Video included

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     WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory finds out for Richmond County Schools Superintendent Frank Roberson that there is no truth to claims of fraudulent grade changes at Laney High School.
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    UPDATED: Most Passengers Evacuated From Stalled Casino Boat Near Tybee Island

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    Breaking news from the Georgia Coast. A rescue is underway off the coast of Tybee Island.
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    The Kelley Brothers Announce Celebrity Golf Tournament And Concert

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    The Kelley Brothers are pleased to bring their inaugural Golf Tournament and Concert to Evans, Georgia, on Monday, October 27, 2014. The Kelley Brothers created this exciting event in order to give back to the community by combining two of their favorite things – golf and music.
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    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

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    CSRA Morning News Update: July 16, 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>>

    SC Homeless Grant Helps Education Equality Video included

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    Aiken County School leaders are seeking federal dollars to help eliminate educational disparities for homeless families. The Aiken County Board of Education has applied for and received the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act Grant for the past decade, but an Aiken mother is just now learning about the grant and how it can help her son.
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    Westwood Apartments Alleged Suspect Arrested

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    The alleged suspect in the Westwood Apartments shooting in Columbia County has been arrested. According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, 20 year old Trelon Baker was arrested this afternoon at his residence.Baker is currently at the Columbia County Detention Center.Authorities say that he will be charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Commission of a Crime with a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm During the Com... More>>

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    WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory explains upgrades in place to get people to shelter in case a storm hits the Georgia coast.

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    Georgia Group Petitions President Obama

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    The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and KidsAndCars.org are partnering to petition the White House to authorize research technologies that could prevent children from being left in hot cars. Officials say they're looking to gather 100,000 signatures by Aug. 12 to push President Barack Obama to authorize federal officials to research technology that could detect a child left along in an unattended vehicle. The petition is hosted on the White House's We The People website. GTLA president Linl... More>>

    Augusta's First Rain Gauge Network To Save City Money

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    Natural sound of running water. Flooded streets, backed up storm drains and lots of headaches. "The thing is with storm drainage a lot of people don't know it's really an issue unless you actually have a problem because most of it is underground," said Abie Ladson, director of Augusta engineering. Flooding problems have plagued Augusta for several years. But Abie Ladson says a rain gauge network will help to solve some of those problems before they start. "Based on that we can actually for... More>>

    New Results Show Downtown Augusta Crime Numbers Down

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    A new safety initiative for Downtown Augusta has been in place for more than a month now and police said it's already making a difference. The Safety Management and Response Team Unit, also known as the S.M.A.R.T Unit, started in May and results are positive.Sheriff Richard Roundtree made the announcement back in April. The unit is made up of certified deputies and newly created community safety officers. The Sheriff'... More>>

    Modern Day Parenting In Crisis Video included

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    A British nanny says that modern-day parenting is in crisis. Her blog post on the subject has touched a nerve with more than 900 thousand Facebook “likes” in just under two weeks. Now she’s the author of a new book on parenting. Deborah Roberts has her story.“Are you guys done with your pizza ‘cause you’ve left the table, so to me that says you’re done,” Christine Kongslie asks her children.“Come on, Jordyn,” their father chimes in.Sound familiar?“I would start doing yourself a favor and if t... More>>

    Missing Aiken Man Found

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    Willie Widener returned safely to his family last weekend. The Beech Island, SC resident had been missing since July 4th. According to the Aiken Department of Public Safety, Mr. Widener had been dropped off in downtown Aiken that evening by a family member. 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>>

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 15, 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>>

    Columbia County Board Of Ed To Set Millage Rate Video included

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    At a special meeting on Tuesday, Columbia County Board of Education will set the millage rate for the coming year -- and it's not expected to change. More>>

    Are Smart Phones Creating Bad Life Experiences? Video included

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    The American culture has become dependent on checking email, text messages and updating social media sites around the clock so much that life’s normal responsibilities just might get in the way. Going to dinner is no exception. So, a busy New York City restaurant compared its customers dining habits and their complaints to those a decade ago.
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    Aiken Public Safety is hoping the city council will green light using public service announcement signs for public safety on the private property of willing land owners. More>>

    Students Spend Part Of Summer At Phinizy Swamp Instead Of The Beach

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    Natural sound of rain gauge tipping bucket. "We're on." Eric White just graduated high school in North Augusta, South Carolina. But instead of hitting the beach, White and eleven other CSRA students are having a different kind of Summer fun building rain gauges. "What this rain gauge network will do is give us real-time data," said Abie Ladson, director of Augusta engineering. Natural sound of motor on circuit board with gauge attached. The goal is to set up thirty rain gauges across Rich... More>>

    Updated on 6: Four Suspects on the Run After Early Morning Shooting

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    Columbia county investigators are searching for a suspect in an early morning shooting.
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    Groundbreaking Research In Augusta Could Change Lives Across The Country Video included

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    It was devastating for parents with children suffering from epilepsy when news broke that Georgia lawmakers failed to a pass a bill this year that would allow clinical trials with cannabis oil. This week, though, Governor Nathan Deal met with a British drug manufacturer to talk about the possibility of trials with a marijuana-based drug. The drug would help treat children with seizures, and would be conducted at Children's Hospital of Georgia.
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    Breaking Down Current Economic Trends Video included

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    We always try to look at the different factors good and bad affecting the economy.
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    Whole Foods Information Sessions Full

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    Those interested in finding out more information about working for Whole Foods will have to wait.In a statement sent out today, due to an overwhelming number of responses all of the information sessions are full. Due to space, Whole Foods will not be able to allow any additional applicants to at tent the information sessions currently.The full sessions are fore information sessions only and there will be no interviews conducted or hiring decisions made. All applicants, even those that attend ... More>>

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go Video included

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

    Richmond County Board Of Elections Analyzes Turnout Data Video included

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    At a regular monthly meeting Monday evening the Richmond County Board of Elections will discuss the controversial closing of two polling sites. More>>

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 14, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 14, 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>>

    CSRA Evening Headlines: Sunday, July 13th, 2014 Video included

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    Mike Miller, John Lynn, and Nicole Snyder have your Sunday evening headlines. More>>

    Richmond County Fire Destroys Hephzibah House

    Richmond County house is destroyed by fire. Richmond County house is destroyed by fire.
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    Several fire trucks responded to 1005 Hephzibah Mcbean road at 7 pm Sunday night. Neighbors called 9-1-1 after they saw the home engulfed in flames. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with neighbors about what they saw.

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    Hephzibah Mobile Home Destroyed By Fire

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    A mobile home in Hephzibah was destroyed by fire Sunday night. More>>

    Columbia County Preparing for Wildwood Games

    Columbia County Preparing for Wildwood Games

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    A new set of games is coming to Columbia County, and it isn’t exactly for kids. The county is preparing for the first Wildwood Games, a multi-sports festival. The Wildwood Games is a combo of trail runs and mountain bike races. It’s going to take place at Wildwood Park in a little more than month and the county is putting all the last minute details together to make this event a success. As outdoor sports become more ... More>>

    1 On 1: Roast and Toast for Scholarships Video included

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    The Augusta Mini Theater is hoping to cover the costs of college books through a roast and toast celebration. More>>

    GMA Sunday Headlines: July 13, 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>>

    Car And Bike Show Helps Feed The Homeless

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    Antiques, custom cars, bikes and hot rods lined up the parking lot at the Salvation Army in Augusta for a good cause. It’s the inaugural Car and Bike Show to feed the homeless at the Salvation Army on Greene Street in downtown Augusta. Owners popped the hoods of their custom and restored cars to collect proceeds for the greater Augusta area.Tony Barrett with the Salvation Army says, “The Salvation Army does so much good for the homeless. We wanted to try to give back a little bit more and try... More>>

    CSRA Evening Headlines: Saturday, July 12, 2014 Video included

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    Mike Miller, John Lynn, Margaret-Ann Carter, and Nicole Snyder have your Saturday evening headlines. More>>

    Accusations against Augusta Animal Services leads people to adopt Video included

    CSRA Humane Society says they are a no kill shelter. CSRA Humane Society says they are a no kill shelter.
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    Accusations that Augusta Animal Services kills 70 percent of their animals came out earlier this week and now people are realizing overpopulation is a real problem. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter visited a no kill shelter to see how they are able to stay open.

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    Woman Donates Kidney to Old High School Classmate

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    Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death, and in the Augusta area, the rates of kidney disease are above the national average. On Saturday, the community celebrated Kidney Action Day to raise awareness about the disease.More than 31 million people in America suffer from kidney disease. This disease has been linked to conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. News Channel 6’s Nicole Snyder caught u... More>>

    UPDATED On 6: Coroner Confirms Lake Thurmond Death

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    We have new information on a death that has been confirmed to have happened at Lake Thurmond by Lincoln County Coroner Paul Reviere. More>>

    1 on 1: Kidney Disease in the CSRA Video included

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    Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death and here in the Augusta area, the rates are above the national average. More>>

    GMA Saturday Headlines: July 12, 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>>

    Rescue Groups Will Need Help To Take Pets If Adoption Policy Is Changed

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    After a public outcry, Augusta looks at changing adoption policy at the animal shelter to let rescue groups take unaltered pets as advocates are crying for help to get these animals to new home. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 11, 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>>

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 10, 2014 Video included

    Photo of George Myers, Brad Means, and Jennie Montgomery Photo of George Myers, Brad Means, and Jennie Montgomery
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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>>

    Augusta Asking For Citizen Feedback Through Online Survey Video included

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    Ever wanted to tell Augusta officials what you think about the city? With a new online survey, you can. More>>

    Parents Try To Put The Freeze On Plans To Sell Augusta Ice Sports Center Video included

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    A local sports center is on the verge of closing and parents are trying to beat a tight deadline to raise money and save it. The person leasing the Augusta Ice Sports Center was just notified about plans to sell the building. News Channel 6's Dee Griffinhas more on why parents and students want to keep the ice rink in Augusta. The Augusta Ice Sports Center came to the rescue when the Riverhawks didn't have any place to practice and play. Now, the center is in need of help. The owner wants ... More>>

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    • Murder suspect from Connecticut fatally shot in St. George by law enforcement after confrontation

      Murder suspect from Connecticut fatally shot in St. George by law enforcement after confrontation

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:13:42 GMT
      Major Eric Watson with the Charleston County sheriffs office tells News 2 they’ve been called in by SLED to investigate an officer involved shooting in St. George.We're told SLED and the US Marshall's task force was there to serve a warrant just before 11 Tuesday morning at 114 Winningham Road at the Southern Inn. We're told the suspect from Connecticut is wanted for murder and probation violation. There was a short pursuit in the parking lot before the suspect drew a weapon and 2 SLED agents...
      Major Eric Watson with the Charleston County sheriffs office tells News 2 they’ve been called in by SLED to investigate an officer involved shooting in St. George.We're told SLED and the US Marshall's task force was there to serve a warrant just before 11 Tuesday morning at 114 Winningham Road at the Southern Inn. We're told the suspect from Connecticut is wanted for murder and probation violation. There was a short pursuit in the parking lot before the suspect drew a weapon and 2 SLED agents...
    • Spartanburg Woman Accused Of Biting Repo Driver Has History Of Run-Ins

      Spartanburg Woman Accused Of Biting Repo Driver Has History Of Run-Ins

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:22:47 GMT
      According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the woman who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been in trouble in connection with incidents during repos twice before.
      According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the woman who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been in trouble in connection with incidents during repos twice before.
    • Could Salvage Yard Be Hurting Growth?

      Could Salvage Yard Be Hurting Growth?

      Could Salvage Yard Be Hurting Growth?

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:40 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:40:53 GMT
      A salvage yard is Aiken County is creating a bit of controversy. Locals brought the issue to the county council and steps are now being taken to get the business on board with cleaning up the appearance.Onecounty official described this highway as the "gateway" to the City of Aiken. With new businesses on the horizon for the city, some say this old business is getting in the way.Some may call it a landmark, some call ...
      A salvage yard is Aiken County is creating a bit of controversy. Locals brought the issue to the county council and steps are now being taken to get the business on board with cleaning up the appearance.Onecounty official described this highway as the "gateway" to the City of Aiken. With new businesses on the horizon for the city, some say this old business is getting in the way.Some may call it a landmark, some call ...
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    • Arrest Made In Connection To Lucas Circle Shooting

      Arrest Made In Connection To Lucas Circle Shooting

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:35:36 GMT
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      Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators say a man who was shot Friday morning is out of the hospital and facing consequences.
      Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators say a man who was shot Friday morning is out of the hospital and facing consequences.
    • Monday Night Shooting On Central Avenue Under Investigation

      Monday Night Shooting On Central Avenue Under Investigation

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:29:13 GMT
      Photo from the scene of a shooting on Central Avenue that happened Monday eveningPhoto from the scene of a shooting on Central Avenue that happened Monday evening
      Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators are still searching for suspects in a shooting that happened Monday night on Central Avenue.
      Richmond County Sheriff's Office investigators are still searching for suspects in a shooting that happened Monday night on Central Avenue.
    • Mother Arrested, Accused Of Taping Toddler's Mouth Shut While In Children's Hospital

      Mother Arrested, Accused Of Taping Toddler's Mouth Shut While In Children's Hospital

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:02:20 GMT
      Mug shot of Stephanie Harris (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Stephanie Harris (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
      An Albany, Georgia woman has been arrested after being accused of taping her 2-year-old child's mouth shut while he was being treated at Children's Hospital of Georgia.
      An Albany, Georgia woman has been arrested after being accused of taping her 2-year-old child's mouth shut while he was being treated at Children's Hospital of Georgia.
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    • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

      FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:03:34 GMT
      The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby.
      The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on...
    • Teachers Receive School Supplies From Kroger

      Teachers Receive School Supplies From Kroger

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:22:48 GMT
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      Several CSRA teachers received school supplies courtesy of Kroger's Atlanta Division on Tuesday.
      Several CSRA teachers received school supplies courtesy of Kroger's Atlanta Division on Tuesday.
    • Women looking to sell positive pregnancy tests online

      Women looking to sell positive pregnancy tests online

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:13:36 GMT
      It's true that you can buy just about everything online.One Charleston woman is using her pregnancy for financial gain and she's not alone. Women around the country are posting ads on Craigslist for positive pregnancy tests.Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Houston have dozens of listings for as little as $1.00. The Charleston ad suggests a price of $40 for the positive test, but claims price is negotiable. Another woman in Myrtle Beach will sell it for half that price. News 2 sp...
      It's true that you can buy just about everything online.One Charleston woman is using her pregnancy for financial gain and she's not alone. Women around the country are posting ads on Craigslist for positive pregnancy tests.Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Houston have dozens of listings for as little as $1.00. The Charleston ad suggests a price of $40 for the positive test, but claims price is negotiable. Another woman in Myrtle Beach will sell it for half that price. News 2 sp...
    • U.S./WorldMore>>

    • US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

      US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 00:41:12 GMT
      The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.
      Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian...
    • FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

      FAA tells US airlines not to fly to Tel Aviv

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:03:34 GMT
      The Federal Aviation Administration is telling U.S. airlines they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel after a Hamas rocket exploded nearby.
      The Federal Aviation Administration told U.S. airlines Tuesday they are prohibited from flying to the Tel Aviv airport in Israel for 24 hours following a Hamas rocket explosion nearby. The ban began 12:15 p.m. EDT on...
    • General: Guard to take observation role at border

      General: Guard to take observation role at border

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:53:27 GMT
      A top National Guard general says most of the 1,000 troops heading to South Texas will take up observation positions along the border and detain people only if they interfere with their mission.
      Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday.
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