Home - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

Back 2 School graphic
    CMV Negative Blood Donors Needed To Donate At Any Shepeard Center To Help Patients In Need
    Blood Shortage graphic Blood Shortage graphic

    Baby Blood Donors Urged To Donate Platelets For Critically Ill Patients

    Updated:

    Area CMV negative (or “baby blood”) blood donors are being urged to commit to saving the lives of seriously ill babies & toddlers in the area by donating platelets. More>>

    Explosive Ordnance Training To Take Place On Fort Gordon This Weekend

    Fort Gordon graphic image Fort Gordon graphic image
    Updated:

    If you hears sound of explosions going off in the area of Fort Gordon Friday and Saturday, don't be alarmed. More>>

    UPS Says 51 UPS Store Locations Breached By Malware

    UPS logo image UPS logo image
    Updated:

    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores. More>>

    Emory University Hospital To Discuss Discharge Of Ebola Patients

    Emory University Hospital To Discuss Discharge Of Ebola Patients

    Medical Report graphic Medical Report graphic
    Updated:

    ATLANTA (AP) - A spokeswoman for Samaritan's Purse says an American doctor who was infected with Ebola will be released from an Atlanta hospital Thursday. Alison Geist told The Associated Press she doesn't the exact time Dr. Kent Brantly will be released but confirmed it will happen Thursday. Emory University Hospital says it will hold a news conference to discuss his and the other aid worker's discharge. Brantly and Nancy Writebol were flown out of the west African nation of Liberia earlier ... More>>

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go Video included

    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic 6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    Updated:

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

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 21, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 21, 2014 Video included

    Updated:

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

    Wildwood Games Expected To Boost Columbia County Tourism, Athletics Video included

    Updated:

    More than 200 contestants from 13 different states are expected to compete in the first-ever Wildwood Games at Wildwood Park in Appling this weekend.
    More>>

    Mayor Pro-Tem Reacts To Joe Jackson Resignation

    Updated:

    Joe Jackson has served the citizens of District 6 since 2007. When he wasn't casting votes in commission chambers, he was running his family locksmith business.As it turns out, it was concern for that family that prompted him to walk away from public life. Augusta Mayor Pro-Tem Corey Johnson says, "He lost his wife, so it was devastating for him and his family and just trying to refocus and regroup and go through life without his life partner, I know it's got to be challenging."The personal-p... More>>

    Local Runners Feeling "Scammed" By 5K Event Cancellation Video included

    Updated:

    After the Augusta race was canceled, local runners are complaining about "Run or Dye" because they say the company won't offer refunds. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.

    More>>

    Truck Crashes Into Home

    UPDATED ON 6: Suspects Wanted After Crashing Into North Augusta Home Video included

    Photo of the scene where a truck crashed into a North Augusta home early Wednesday morning Photo of the scene where a truck crashed into a North Augusta home early Wednesday morning
    Updated:

    A truck hits a house on Silver Fox Way. More>>

    The Disease Behind the Ice Bucket Phenomenon Video included

    Tony Thornton says the ASL started in his hands. Tony Thornton says the ASL started in his hands.
    Updated:

    No one has figured out what causes ASL, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. It is often referred to as 'a death sentence' where a person loses control of their muscles. Theice bucket challenge has raised awareness all over the country. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with a man who has ASL to see what he lives with.

    More>>

    City of Augusta in Need of Money Video included

    Updated:

    City of Augusta has a budget hole of more than $5 million and is spending more money than it is taking in.

    More>>

    VIDEO: Ice Bucket Challenge Fails Video included

    Photo of an Ice Bucket Challenge fail (Credit: CNN) Photo of an Ice Bucket Challenge fail (Credit: CNN)
    Updated:

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has raised millions for charity, but the ever-so-popular challenges don't always go off as planned. CNN's Jeanne Moos throws cold water on ice bucket challenges gone wrong. More>>

    BREAKING ON 6: Augusta Commissioner Joe Jackson Resigns

    Photo of Augsuta Commissioner Joe Jackson Photo of Augsuta Commissioner Joe Jackson
    Updated:

    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that Augusta Commission Joe Jackson has resigned. More>>

    North Augusta Woman Finds Snake In Car

    Photo of a snake that a North Augusta, South Carolina woman found in her car Photo of a snake that a North Augusta, South Carolina woman found in her car
    Updated:

    A North Augusta woman was startled when she found a surprise in her car. More>>

    "Cup Of Fall": Starbucks Favorite To Make An Early Return

    Starbucks Logo graphic Starbucks Logo graphic
    Updated:

    We might as well just call it the "Cup Of Fall". Mark your calendars, because according to reports...a Starbucks' favorite returns August 25th! More>>

    VIDEO: Grouper snatches shark in one bite

    Clip of video from YouTube Clip of video from YouTube
    Updated:

    One bite: that's all it apparently took for a grouper to eat a 4-foot shark in a video posted to YouTube, according to user Gimbb14. More>>

    CONSUMER ALERT: Peanut Butter, Almond Butter Sold At Popular Stores Recalled For Salmonella Risk

    Recall graphic Recall graphic
    Updated:

    Peanut and almond butters sold at Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and other grocers are being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. More>>

    Former Atlanta Braves Great Dale Murphy To Sign Autographs In The CSRA

    Photo of former Atlanta Braves great Dale Murphy Photo of former Atlanta Braves great Dale Murphy
    Updated:

    Former Atlanta Braves star Dale Murphy will be signing autographs and meeting fans in the CSRA August 30th. More>>

    Seed-Stealing Squirrel vs Greased Feeder Pole

    Updated:

     The woman says the squirrel had been raiding their bird feeder and quickly figured out it wasn't worth the trouble.

    More>>

    Student reportedly suspended for saying 'bless you' Video included

    The teacher allegedly has a list of words that students may not use in the classroom. (Photo: WMC) The teacher allegedly has a list of words that students may not use in the classroom. (Photo: WMC)
    Updated:

    A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed. More>>

    UPDATED ON 6: Fort Gordon Releases Statement On Military Jets In The CSRA Skies

    Across The CSRA graphic Across The CSRA graphic
    Updated:

    Have you heard the rumbling sound over the CSRA? We have, too. We have found out the source of the noise.
    More>>

    SAY WHAT? Myrtle Beach Woman Beat Up Man After He 'Passed Gas' In Her Face, Police Say

    Mug shot of Jessica Annette Cerney, who was arrested in Myrtle Beach after reportedly beating up a man after he "passed gas" in her face (PHOTO Credit: WBTS-TV) Mug shot of Jessica Annette Cerney, who was arrested in Myrtle Beach after reportedly beating up a man after he "passed gas" in her face (PHOTO Credit: WBTS-TV)
    Updated:

    A Myrtle Beach man and woman were arrested after they came to blows in a fight sparked when the man allegedly “passed gas” near the woman's face, according to a Myrtle Beach Police Department report. More>>

    Utility Regulators OK Spending for New Reactors at Plant Vogtle

    Plant Vogtle Reactors graphic Plant Vogtle Reactors graphic
    Updated:

    State utility regulators have approved Georgia Power's latest spending on a new nuclear plant.The members of the Public Service Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to approve Georgia Power's expenditure of $389 million to build two new reactors at Plant Vogtle (VOH'-gohl). The vote covered construction spending during 2013.The utility is expected to spend more than $6 billion on its share of the massive project.Executives for the Southern Co. subsidiary have said the first of the new reacto... More>>

    GMA Anchor Chris Kane Accepts The Ice Bucket Challenge

    GMA Anchor Chris Kane Accepts The Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

    Updated:

    Good Morning Augusta Anchor Chris Kane was challenged to step up and do the Ice Bucket Challenge. He did the challenge and then nominated 3 people: Kim Bragg, Good Morning Augusta producer Whitney Webster and Lee Davis (Director of football recruiting at Mississippi State).For more information on the ALS Bucket Challenge and how you can donate to the ALS Association: alsa.org More>>

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go Video included

    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic 6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    Updated:

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

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 20, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 20, 2014 Video included

    Updated:

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

    Sheriff's Million Dollar Request To Fight Crime Puzzles Commissioners Video included

    Updated:

    Violent crimes have dropped overall in Richmond County in the past two years, but the Sheriff's Office has been dealing with newer deputies leaving for other jobs that pay more. In a heartfelt request by the Southern States Police Benevolent Association, the Sheriff's Office pressed to the commission that keeping citizens safe will take more money.
    More>>

    Augusta Warrior Project Telethon To Be Held At Television Park

    Augusta Warrior Project Telethon graphic Augusta Warrior Project Telethon graphic
    Updated:

    Tune into WJBF News Channel 6 on Wednesday, all day, for your opportunity to donate to the Augusta Warrior Project. A telethon will be held at Television Park.
    More>>

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Richmond County Millage Rate Increase Voted Down Video included

    Dollar Sign Money graphic Dollar Sign Money graphic
    Updated:

    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the millage rate increase for Richmond County has been voted down. More>>

    Board Pops Pringle as First Woman Superintendent in Richmond County Schools Video included

    Photo of Dr. Angela PRingle, who has been approved by the Richmond County Board of Education to become the next Superindent of School for Richmond County Photo of Dr. Angela PRingle, who has been approved by the Richmond County Board of Education to become the next Superindent of School for Richmond County
    Updated:

    The Richmond County Board of Education has approved Dr. Angela Pringle for the Superintendent of Schools position. More>>

    Project Jackson Clears Hurdle, One Step Closer To Happening

    Photo of artist's rendering of the proposed Project Jackson in North Augusta Photo of artist's rendering of the proposed Project Jackson in North Augusta
    Updated:

    Project Jackson is one step closer to happening. South Carolina Judge Ernest Kinard ruled in favor of the city of North Augusta in a lawsuit that was challenging the project's financing plan. More>>

    Results In On Savannah River Water Quality

    Updated:

    Meteorologist Jason Nappi says, “A report comes out and it says the Savannah is the third most polluted in toxic chemicals in the country. What's your response to that because you're here, you're on the ground, you're testing the Savannah, what's your response to that?” Dr. Oscar Flite, CEO of Phinizy Center For Water Sciences says, “Well certainly in areas there are concerns about high nitrate concentrations, but not in the Savannah River.” This report shows more than 4 million pounds of n... More>>

    Foreign Hackers Obtain 4.5M Patients' Personal Info Video included

    Updated:

    More than four million patients of a national hospital system are learning that their social security numbers and other personal information are now in the hands of foreign hackers. Community Health Systems operates more than 200 hospitals across the United States. Trinity Hospital of Augusta is one of those health centers. Health officials said a group from China recently obtained the names, addresses and even social security numbers of 4.5 million people who visited one of the hospitals.
    More>>

    Partridge Inn Gets New Management Comany

    Partridge Inn Gets New Management Company

    Photo of the Partridge Inn Photo of the Partridge Inn
    Updated:

    Following a June auction, Partridge Inn Holdings, LLC has officially acquired The Partridge Inn in Augusta, Georgia with a top bid of $4.25 million. The deal closed on Monday. More>>

    Pilot Program For Teachers Launched At Georgia Regents University

    Georgia Regents University GRU Logo graphic Georgia Regents University GRU Logo graphic
    Updated:

    The College of Education at Georgia Regents University is working with a local school systems to help better prepare future teachers for the classroom. More>>

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go Video included

    Updated:

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

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 19, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 19, 2014 Video included

    Updated:

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

    Cheer leaders

    Special Needs Cheer Squad Video included

    Updated:

    There's a new cheer squad in Texas that is more than ready to take on the competition. 'inspire Twisters' is a group of special needs children that is learning to cheer. The squad's first practice was yesterday. Children came from across East Texas to take part. Parents say this new group means a lot to both parents and the children.Rhonda Ventura's daughter joined the team, "She really can't participate in the cheerleading programs so there's a lot of things she can't participate in, but thi... More>>

    City to Clean Up "Eyesore" Library Grounds Video included

    Updated:

    City to clean up library grounds considered an eyesore by neighbors

    More>>

    New Questions About Animal Control Protocol Following Horse Attacks

    New Questions About Animal Control Protocol Following Horse Attacks Video included

    Updated:

    There are new questions about Aiken Animal Control protocol and South Carolina state law following an animal attack in Aiken County. News Channel 6's Nicole Snyder brought you the story last week about the woman's horses who were mauled to death by dogs.The Aiken Animal Control Chief Officer said these horse deaths are a first, but attacks on goats and other livestock are common. With five animal control officers cove... More>>

    Trinity Hospital of Augusta Releases Statement After Hacking

    Updated:

    Trinity Hospital of Augusta has released a statement after its system was hacked into by a foreign-based intruder. Here is the official statement:"Limited personal identification data belonging to some patients who were seen at physician practices and clinics affiliated with Trinity Hospital of Augusta over the past five years was transferred out of our organization in a criminal cyber attack by a foreign-based intruder. The transferred information did not include any medical information or c... More>>

    New Highway 378 Bridge Demolished, Fishing Hotspots Created

    Updated:

    The beginnings of the new highway 378 bridge used to be right here. But now the new cement is at the bottom of the lake. And the fish are loving it. Ed Bettross, Fisheries Biologist at Georgia DNR says, “Basically it becomes an attraction point to smaller fish and so the bigger fish get attracted to that. So it provides a place for them to feed on.” Eighteen feet up from the bottom a depth finder shows the new reefs that provide shelter for many types of fish looking for a spot to rest. “It g... More>>

    Building A Firm Foundation For A Lifetime Commitment Video included

    Updated:

    Marriage is hard; it takes work, and often times couples struggle to invest the time and care it takes to keep their marriage together. When work and kids take over, couples start to find a disconnect – often just two people living in the same house.
    More>>

    Out Of The Darkness: Help For Depression Video included

    Updated:

    The sudden and tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams has forced people worldwide to step back and pay attention to the very real struggle so many face with depression and suicide. Depression does not discriminate. It can affect any age, race, gender, or social group.
    More>>

    Back To School For South Carolina Students Monday Video included

    Updated:

    It's back to school for many students in South Carolina on Monday as Aiken, Allendale, Bamburg and Barnwell counties will return to school. More>>

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go Video included

    Updated:

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

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 18, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 18, 2014 Video included

    Updated:

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

    Deputies Investigating Armed Robbery On Peach Orchard Road

    Updated:

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery.
    More>>

    Miss Teen USA Visits South Carolina Video included

    2014-2015 Miss Teen USA. 2014-2015 Miss Teen USA.
    Updated:

    K. Lee Graham was named the 2014-2015 Miss Teen USA on August 2nd. She represented the state of South Carolina on the national level. On her first visit back home since winning, she talked with News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter in an exclusive interview.

    More>>

    Wilkes County Man Arrested After Standoff

    Updated:

    A Wilkes County man is in jail after he barricaded himself in his home. More>>

    UPDATED ON 6: Teen Sent To Hospital After Jet Ski Accident

    Lake Thurmond Lake Thurmond
    Updated:

    The name of the 14-year-old has been released.
    More>>

    Witnesses Say Jet Ski Drivers Were Acting Reckless Video included

    One of the jet skis involved in the accident. One of the jet skis involved in the accident.
    Updated:

    A 14- year old boy is in the hospital after being hit by a waverunner at Wildwood Park in Columbia County. GA DNR is investigating the incident. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with witnesses of the accident

    More>>

    Church Members Gather To Remember Bill Davitte

    Church Members Gather To Remember Bill Davitte

    Updated:

    The Marvin United Methodist Church held a service to remember Bill Davitte.
    More>>

    GMA Sunday Headlines: August 17, 2014 Video included

    Updated:

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

    Shooting Sends Augusta Man to Hospital

    Updated:

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting on Goldfinch Drive in Augusta. More>>

    Saturday Night Shooting Reported In Augusta

    Shooting Investigation graphic Shooting Investigation graphic
    Updated:

    One person was sent to Georgia Regents Medical Center after a shooting on Saturday night. More>>

    Man Accused Of Columbia County Murder Granted Bond

    Updated:

    A bond has been set for the 21-year-old accused of killing a Columbia County man.
    More>>

    Mother uses text messages to convince thief to return stolen van

    Updated: Aug 16, 2014 07:16 PM

    A single mother of five sent text messages to a thief to convince him to return her stolen van. More>>

    Free Clothing Event Expands to Park

    Free Clothing Event Expands to Park Video included

    Updated:

    The man who began giving out free school supplies and clothes in his front yard earlier this week has multiplied his operations. Trey Watson and members of his car club, a group that works on cars, set-up a huge free clothing event at Elliot Park in Augusta.People found out about the event though social media, but some just stopped by after seeing the signs for free clothes. Many picked up much needed items for their ... More>>

    Volunteers Get Up Early To Clean Up North Augusta Elementary

    Updated:

    School kicks off for North Augusta on Monday and a group of volunteers got up early Saturday morning to clean up an Aiken County Elementary school parking lot. People gathered in the parking lot to make new straw beds around the street lights. Others raked up debris and got ready to put in new plants. Traditions in Real Estate sponsored the clean-up event.Kristi Atkins, Co-Owner of Traditions in Real Estate says, “We just noticed when you walk through the pillars were just a little bit bare. ... More>>

    GMA Saturday Headlines: Augusta 16, 2014 Video included

    Updated:

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

    I-20 Closed After Huge Wreck

    Updated:

    Interstate 20 is closed due to a wreck involving several cars. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office sent out the closure notice at 10pm Friday. An estimated 10 cars are involved on the Eastbound side at the state line.No reports of injuries or deaths as of this posting. No injuries or fatalities have been reported at this time. More>>

    RCBOE, Public Grills Superintendent Finalist

    Updated:

    The lone finalist for the Richmond County School System Superintendent position gave her final pitch to land the job.If she gets the board's vote next week, Angela Pringle will wrap up her days as a regional superintendent of schools in metro Atlanta's DeKalb County and take a promotion to become superintendent in Richmond County. Pringle fielded questions for more than an hour from the board and the public and she says she's ready for the job.
    More>>

    UPDATED ON 6: Suspected Hit-And-Run Driver Causes I-20 Crash Involving Two Overturned Vehicles

    Photo of two vehicles overturned on I-20 westbound near the Warren Road overpass. (Photo credit: Amy Thorne) Photo of two vehicles overturned on I-20 westbound near the Warren Road overpass. (Photo credit: Amy Thorne)
    Updated:

    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that an accident on I-20 westbound involving two overturned vehicles was caused by a driver wanted in a hit-and-run, according to Richmond County investigators. More>>

    The Columbia County Community Reacts to a Sudden Death Video included

    Marvin United Methodist Church where Bill Davitte was killed. Marvin United Methodist Church where Bill Davitte was killed.
    Updated:

    Many Columbia County residents are shocked by Thursday night's shooting. Bill Davitte was shot 3 times and friends of his say they don't understand how this could happen to such a kind person. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with people who worry this could happen to them.

    More>>

    Suspect In Martinez Church Murder Has Been Arrested Before Video included

    Mug shot of 21-year-old Daniel Robinson, who is accused fo shooting and killing 55-year-old William Davitte, and injuring his wife, Jennifer Davitte, at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez Thursday night. (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot of 21-year-old Daniel Robinson, who is accused fo shooting and killing 55-year-old William Davitte, and injuring his wife, Jennifer Davitte, at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez Thursday night. (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    Updated:

    We are learning new details about Daniel Robinson, the 21-year-old who was arrested this morning in Jacksonville, Florida in connection to a murder in Columbia County. WJBF News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the details.
    More>>

    Investigation Underway Into Richmond County Deputy's Attack

    Photo of Deputy Jason Cunningham, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, who was reportedly struck in the back of the head Friday afternoon as he was chasing a man who fled while he was questioning him Photo of Deputy Jason Cunningham, of the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, who was reportedly struck in the back of the head Friday afternoon as he was chasing a man who fled while he was questioning him
    Updated:

    A Richmond County Sheriff's Office deputy is in a hospital after being struck in the head while chasing a suspect on foot. More>>

    Restaurant's Toxic Tea Leaves 67-Year-Old Woman In Critical Condition Video included

    Photo of Jan Harding, who was poisoned after drinking iced tead at a South Jordan, Utah Dickey's Barbeque Pit restaurant, and her husband, Jim Harding (Credit: ABC News) Photo of Jan Harding, who was poisoned after drinking iced tead at a South Jordan, Utah Dickey's Barbeque Pit restaurant, and her husband, Jim Harding (Credit: ABC News)
    Updated:

    A Utah woman is in critical condition after drinking sweet tea laced with the industrial cleaning chemical lye at a restaurant. Police are now investigating if this was intentional or an accident. ABC News' Neal Karlinsky has the story. More>>

    Drunk Without Drinking Alcohol: Strange Condition Ferments Food In Gut

    PHOTO: Auto-brewery syndrome made Nick Hess, left, and Matthew Hogg, right, appear to be drunk even when they hadn't been drinking. PHOTO: Auto-brewery syndrome made Nick Hess, left, and Matthew Hogg, right, appear to be drunk even when they hadn't been drinking.
    Updated:

    Some people are affected with a rare condition that makes them appear to be drunk even though they have not been drinking. More>>

    Information Released On Chase, Capture Of Deadly Martinez Church Shooting Suspect

    Mug shot of 21-year-old Daniel Robinson, who was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida Friday morning in connection to the deadly Thursday night shooting at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez. Mug shot of 21-year-old Daniel Robinson, who was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida Friday morning in connection to the deadly Thursday night shooting at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez.
    Updated:

    The Florida Highway Patrol has released information on the chase and capture of the suspect in the deadly shooting that happened Thursday night at Marvin United Methodist Church in Martinez. More>>

    Reverend Stunned Over Deadly Shootiong In Church Parking Lot

    Reverend Stunned Over Deadly Shooting in Church Parking Lot Video included

    Photo of Marvin United Methodist Church in MArtinez, where one of its members was murdered Thursday night. Photo of Marvin United Methodist Church in MArtinez, where one of its members was murdered Thursday night.
    Updated:

    A church family in Columbia County is in shock after learning about the murder of one of its members. More>>

    Car Hijacking At Martinez Church Stuns Columbia County Video included

    Photo of Marvin United Methodist Church in MArtinez, where one of its members was murdered Thursday night. Photo of Marvin United Methodist Church in MArtinez, where one of its members was murdered Thursday night.
    Updated:

    A local church family is in shock over a violent act that took the life of one of their own Thursday night.
    More>>

    UPDATED ON 6: Charter Bus On Fire In Front Of Augusta Target Store

    Photo of a charter bus on fire in front of Target on Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta. (Photo credit: Robert T. Wideman, of Rayle, Georgia) Photo of a charter bus on fire in front of Target on Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta. (Photo credit: Robert T. Wideman, of Rayle, Georgia)
    Updated:

    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned there is a charter bus on fire in front of the Target store on Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta. More>>

    Bond Set For Mother Charged With Murder In Death Of Her 2-Year-Old Son

    Photo of Mary Katherine Smith as she entered a Richmond County courtroom at her bond hearing Friday morning. Photo of Mary Katherine Smith as she entered a Richmond County courtroom at her bond hearing Friday morning.
    Updated:

    Bond has been set for Mary Katherine Smith, the Richmond County mother charged with murder in the death of her 2-year-old son.
    More>>

    Suspect Identified In Deadly Columbia County Church Shooting

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Suspect Identified, Arrested In Connection To Deadly Columbia County Church Shooting Video included

    Updated:

    Authorities have identified and arrested 21-year old Daniel Robinson of Jacksonville, Florida as the suspect in the deadly Thursday night shooting outside Marvin United Methodist Church in Columbia County. More>>

    Businesses Deciding On New Gun Law Signage Video included

    Updated:

    There is a big decision facing almost every business owner in the state of Georgia. The Safe Carry Protection Act allows those with a permit to carry guns into churches, government buildings, bars, and airports. Staff can carry into schools, but all of the above have the right to refuse guns in their establishments. The gun law appears difficult to understand, but it's simple. Licensed weapons holders can take their guns to any public place unless there is a sign posted saying they can't. More>>

    UPDATED ON 6: Mother Arrested for Using F-Word In Grocery Store Receives Apology Video included

    Photo of Danielle Wolf, who was arrested after she allegedly said the f-word to her kids in Kroger on Knox Avenue in North Augusta Photo of Danielle Wolf, who was arrested after she allegedly said the f-word to her kids in Kroger on Knox Avenue in North Augusta
    Updated:

    A North Augusta mother arrested and accused of using profanity toward her kids explains her side of the story to Deon Guillory in a WJBF Exclusive report.
    More>>

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go Video included

    Updated:

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

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 15, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 15, 2014 Video included

    Updated:

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

    Man Accused In Triple Homicide Has Pretrial Hearing Video included

    Updated:

    Ryan Jones, the 27-year-old charged with the 2013 murder of his parents and his brother, had a pretrial hearing on Thursday. News Channel 6's Mike Miller has the story.
    More>>

    Augusta Maintenance Goats Get Neighbor Go-Ahead Video included

    Photo of goats working at a south Augusta storm water retention pond to clear overgrowth as part of a pilot program Photo of goats working at a south Augusta storm water retention pond to clear overgrowth as part of a pilot program
    Updated:

    It's 24-7 for a group of nine goats taking care of an Augusta storm water retention pond, as part of a pilot program to see if goats can keep the underbrush in check. So far, neighbors say the idea doesn't smell. More>>

    New Adoption Policy Helps, But More Animals Coming To Shelter Than Going To New Homes Video included

    Photos of dogs in the Augusta Animal Shelter Photos of dogs in the Augusta Animal Shelter
    Updated:

    A month ago, a new adoption policy was approved to ease the way for rescue group to get animals out of Augusta's Animal Shelter, but in the last four weeks, three times more animals are coming in than going to new homes.WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    More>>

    McDuffie County Residents want change for a Deadly Intersection Video included

    Deputy's dash cam video of a wreck as it happened at the intersection of Wire rd and Hwy 17. Deputy's dash cam video of a wreck as it happened at the intersection of Wire rd and Hwy 17.
    Updated:

    The intersection where Wire road and Highway 17 meet has proven to be a dangerous and deadly intersection. Several accidents have occurred here, over the past 3 years. 3 of these accidents were fatal. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with officials to see what's being done to improve this area.

    More>>

    Company outlines processes for contacting customers and receiving payments

    SCAM ALERT: Georgia Power Issues Statewide “Scam” Warning For Customers

    Scam Alert graphic Scam Alert graphic
    Updated:

    Georgia Power has issued a warning for all of its Georgia customers concerning a scam that, company officials, say attempts to defraud business and residential customers. More>>

    PHOTOS: 4 Injured After Car Crashes Into Panera Bread In Augusta Video included

    Car crashed into Panera Bread on Robert C. Daniel Parkway. Car crashed into Panera Bread on Robert C. Daniel Parkway.
    Updated:

    Commotion ensued after a car crashing into Panera Bread on Robert C. Daniel Wednesday afternoon, injuring four people. Georgia State Patrol troopers say an elderly woman was attempting to park when she ran over the sidewalk and into the building. WJBF News Channel 6's Margaret-Ann Carter was one of the first people on the scene and she has the story. More>>

    Public Input Welcome At Richmond County School Superintendent Interview On Friday

    Photo of Dr. Angela Pringle, who will be interviewed for a second time Friday afternoon for the Richmond County Superintendent of Schools position Photo of Dr. Angela Pringle, who will be interviewed for a second time Friday afternoon for the Richmond County Superintendent of Schools position
    Updated:

    The Richmond County Board of Education is set to interview their lone superintendent finalist Friday afternoon, and the public will be able to take part in part of the proceedings. More>>

    Robin Williams' Wife Says He Was In Early Stages Of Parkinson's Disease

    Photo of actor/comedian Robin Williams (Credit: ABC News) Photo of actor/comedian Robin Williams (Credit: ABC News)
    Updated:

    Robin Williams was in the early stages of Parkinson's disease when he took his own life. That news from the comedian's widow. More>>

    South Carolina Man Faces Bigamy Charge After Woman's Facebook Search

    Mug shot of Darnell Pixley (Credit: Newberry County Detention Center) Mug shot of Darnell Pixley (Credit: Newberry County Detention Center)
    Updated:

    A Newberry, South Carolina man has been charged with bigamy after officials discovered he has married four times since 1988 without divorcing any of the women. More>>

    Children's Hospital Of Georgia Patients Serving Blizzards At Dairy Queen Locations On Miracle Treat Day

    Miracle Treat Day 2014 graphic Miracle Treat Day 2014 graphic
    Updated:

    Miracle Treat Day, a Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals fundraiser, is being held all day Thursday at CSRA Dairy Queen locations. More>>

    Hancock County To Set Up Government At College After Courthouse Fire

    Photo of the burned out Hancock County Courthouse Photo of the burned out Hancock County Courthouse
    Updated:

    Hancock County has signed an agreement to move its government offices to Oconee Fall Line Technical College's satellite office in the county after the county's historic courthouse was gutted by fire early Monday morning. More>>

    Hancock County Looking For Temporary Space After Fire

    Hancock County Looking For Temporary Space After Courthouse Fire

    Photo of the burned out Hancock County Courthouse Photo of the burned out Hancock County Courthouse
    Updated:

    Hancock County officials are searching for temporary office space after its historic courthouse was gutted by a fire. More>>

    Mother Accused In 2-Year-Old Son's Death Now Charged With Murder

    Photo of Mary Katherine Smith as she entered a Richmond County court room for a hearing on Tuesday, August 12th Photo of Mary Katherine Smith as she entered a Richmond County court room for a hearing on Tuesday, August 12th
    Updated:

    A Richmond County mother accused in the death of her 2-year-old son has now been charged with Murder. More>>

    Wednesday Was The First Day Of Work For Augusta's Maintenance Goats Video included

    Photo of goats on the job in south Augusta clearing out overgrowth as a storm water retention pond as part of a pilot program Photo of goats on the job in south Augusta clearing out overgrowth as a storm water retention pond as part of a pilot program
    Updated:

    Augusta is getting its goats. The city's newest four-legged workers are on the job, working to maintain city storm water retention ponds. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go

    6 Things You Need To Know Before You Go Video included

    6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic 6 Things To Know Before You Go graphic
    Updated:

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

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 14, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: August 14, 2014 Video included

    Updated:

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

    Williams' Death Sparks Conversation About Mental Health Video included

    Updated:

    Days after Hollywood legend Robin Williams took his own life, mental health experts are calling for a worldwide discussion about depression.
    More>>

    Aiken Citizens Protest ISIS Video included

    Updated:

    A group of concerned citizens in Aiken are calling on Americans and the government to help thousands of Iraqi refugees who have been captured, forced out of their homes and killed by terrorists. The militant group is called the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or ISIS and efforts to save those fighting for their lives are reaching from the steps of the Aiken Courthouse to the White House.
    More>>

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Car Crashes Into Panera Bread In Augusta Video included

    Photo of a car that crashed into Panera Bread off Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta Wednesday afternoon. Photo of a car that crashed into Panera Bread off Robert C. Daniel Parkway in Augusta Wednesday afternoon.
    Updated:

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has released more information concerning the crash of a vehicle into Panera Bread's location on Robert C. Daniel Parkeway Wednesday afternoon. More>>

    PHOTOS: School Bus Accident Reported On Windsor Spring Road

    Photo from the scene of a Wednesday afternoon accident involving a Richmond County School bus on Windsor Spring Road at Patrick Avenue Photo from the scene of a Wednesday afternoon accident involving a Richmond County School bus on Windsor Spring Road at Patrick Avenue
    Updated:

    New information is coming to light concerning a Wednesday afternoon crash involving a Richmond County school bus on Windsor Spring Road at Patrick Avenue.
    More>>

    Woman Raises Awareness of Leash Law After Horses Attacked

    Woman Raises Awareness of Leash Law After Horses Attacked Video included

    Updated:

    People living in a rural part of Aiken County say wild dogs are becoming a big problem and they're more than just a nuisance.A local woman says neighborhood dogs on the loose mauled her miniature horses. She's received messages of support worldwide and plans to bring this issue to the county next week. Muffy Seaton is still haunted by the images of her miniature horses."I went in and all three of them had their throat... More>>

    OSHA Investigating Deadly Richmond County Garbage Truck Crash

    Photo of the scene where a garbage truck rolled down a ravine off Rollins Road in Augusta, resulting in the death of the driver, 31-year-old Kennedy Fordham. Photo of the scene where a garbage truck rolled down a ravine off Rollins Road in Augusta, resulting in the death of the driver, 31-year-old Kennedy Fordham.
    Updated:

    There is new information concerning a deadly crash in Richmond County involving a trash truck that rolled down into a ravine. More>>

    • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

    • North Augusta Woman Finds Snake In Car

      North Augusta Woman Finds Snake In Car

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:35:11 GMT
      Photo of a snake that a North Augusta, South Carolina woman found in her carPhoto of a snake that a North Augusta, South Carolina woman found in her car
      A North Augusta woman was startled when she found a surprise in her car.
      A North Augusta woman was startled when she found a surprise in her car.
    • UPDATED ON 6: Mother Arrested for Using F-Word In Grocery Store Receives Apology

      UPDATED ON 6: Mother Arrested for Using F-Word In Grocery Store Receives Apology

      Friday, August 15 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-08-15 13:48:43 GMT
      Photo of Danielle Wolf, who was arrested after she allegedly said the f-word to her kids in Kroger on Knox Avenue in North AugustaPhoto of Danielle Wolf, who was arrested after she allegedly said the f-word to her kids in Kroger on Knox Avenue in North Augusta
      A North Augusta mother arrested and accused of using profanity toward her kids explains her side of the story to Deon Guillory in a WJBF Exclusive report.
      A North Augusta mother arrested and accused of using profanity toward her kids explains her side of the story to Deon Guillory in a WJBF Exclusive report.
    • Student reportedly suspended for saying 'bless you'

      Student reportedly suspended for saying 'bless you'

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:47:09 GMT
      The teacher allegedly has a list of words that students may not use in the classroom. (Photo: WMC)The teacher allegedly has a list of words that students may not use in the classroom. (Photo: WMC)
      A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed.
      A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed.
    • GeorgiaMore>>

    • CMV Negative Blood Donors Needed To Donate At Any Shepeard Center To Help Patients In Need

      Baby Blood Donors Urged To Donate Platelets For Critically Ill Patients

      Baby Blood Donors Urged To Donate Platelets For Critically Ill Patients

      Thursday, August 21 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:55:39 GMT
      Blood Shortage graphicBlood Shortage graphic
      Area CMV negative (or “baby blood”) blood donors are being urged to commit to saving the lives of seriously ill babies & toddlers in the area by donating platelets.
      Area CMV negative (or “baby blood”) blood donors are being urged to commit to saving the lives of seriously ill babies & toddlers in the area by donating platelets.
    • Explosive Ordnance Training To Take Place On Fort Gordon This Weekend

      Explosive Ordnance Training To Take Place On Fort Gordon This Weekend

      Thursday, August 21 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:02:45 GMT
      Fort Gordon graphic imageFort Gordon graphic image
      If you hears sound of explosions going off in the area of Fort Gordon Friday and Saturday, don't be alarmed.
      If you hears sound of explosions going off in the area of Fort Gordon Friday and Saturday, don't be alarmed.
    • UPS Says 51 UPS Store Locations Breached By Malware

      UPS Says 51 UPS Store Locations Breached By Malware

      Thursday, August 21 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:49:33 GMT
      UPS logo imageUPS logo image
      Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
      Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
    • U.S./WorldMore>>

    • UPS Says 51 UPS Store Locations Breached By Malware

      UPS Says 51 UPS Store Locations Breached By Malware

      Thursday, August 21 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:49:33 GMT
      UPS logo imageUPS logo image
      Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
      Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
    • Student Credit Safety

      College Student ID Safety

      College Student ID Safety

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:29:13 GMT
      Protecting your identity is something many people think about -- even if you're a college student. Karin Caifa has some tips for keeping personal data safe on campus.Students pass around a lot of personal information in the first days of the school year, everywhere from the registrar's office to the bank.For identity thieves, those young people are a popular target.(Michael Kaiser, national cyber security alliance executive director) they haven't established a credit history yet, so they kin...
      Protecting your identity is something many people think about -- even if you're a college student. Karin Caifa has some tips for keeping personal data safe on campus.Students pass around a lot of personal information in the first days of the school year, everywhere from the registrar's office to the bank.For identity thieves, those young people are a popular target.(Michael Kaiser, national cyber security alliance executive director) they haven't established a credit history yet, so they kin...
    • Sitting while standing

      Chairless Chair

      Chairless Chair

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:05:16 GMT
      Have you ever been walking or standing and just want to sit down --- but don't have a chair? Here's what you need. A Zurich based company called Noonee created The Chairless Chair. You wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton -- when you need to sit down, just press a button and it locks into placeYou can walk or run while wearing it. The hope is that the Chairless chair will help production line workers.
      Have you ever been walking or standing and just want to sit down --- but don't have a chair? Here's what you need. A Zurich based company called Noonee created The Chairless Chair. You wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton -- when you need to sit down, just press a button and it locks into placeYou can walk or run while wearing it. The hope is that the Chairless chair will help production line workers.
    Powered by WorldNow

    1336 Augusta West Parkway
    Augusta, GA 30909

    Telephone: 706.722.6664
    Email: talkback6@wjbf.com

    Can't find something?
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.