Home - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken News, Weather, Sports

    WJBF EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Deke Copenhaver Talks Career Move Video included

    Updated:

    He called Wednesday one of the most disappointing days in office. Now, Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver is getting set for a brand new career. He talked about it exclusively with Brad Means Thursday, during the taping of this weekend's "The Means Report".
    More>>

    Mayor Copenhaver's E-Mail Says He Was Lied To By Commissioners Video included

    Photo of Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver Photo of Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver
    Updated:

    Mayor Deke Copenhaver sends e-mail following failed City Administrator vote, saying he was lied to by Commissioners. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
    More>>

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 24, 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>>

    Cable Show To Feature CSRA Serial Killer Case Thursday Night Video included

    Photo of a book about murders Photo of a book about murders
    Updated:

    A cable program will feature the case of CSRA serial killer Reinaldo Rivera Thursday night. More>>

    Tight Security for "Get On Up" premiere Video included

    Deputies prepare for crowds at Thursday night's premiere. Deputies prepare for crowds at Thursday night's premiere.
    Updated:

    The "Get On Up" premiere is bringing out a lot of people to Augusta's own Regal Cinemas, but with crowds, comes police. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with deputies about their plans.

    More>>

    "Fifty Shades Of Grey" Trailer Released

    Fifty Shades of Grey logo image Fifty Shades of Grey logo image
    Updated:

    It's here: the trailer for the highly anticipated movie adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey", starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. More>>

    WJBF EXTRA: Panel Looks At Racism In Augusta Politics

    Photo of Renetta DuBose Photo of Renetta DuBose
    Updated:

    WJBF News Channel 6's Renetta DuBose hosts a panel discussion on racism in Augusta politics. More>>

    PART 1: Racism in Augusta Politics Video included

    Updated:

    Part 1 of 4 News Channel 6 kicked off a four part series on Racism in Augusta Politics. News Channel 6’s Renetta DuBose conducted a panel discussion with four individuals in the CSRA experienced in government, activism and the past and present operations of Augusta. In the wake of the golden anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement and the second term of this country's first African American President, we still ask ourselves this: Does racism still exist?
    More>>

    PART 2: Racism in Augusta Politics Video included

    Updated:

    Part 2 of 4 How do we get this geographical difference in one city? “I think what we’ve seen a lot of over the years is white flight from difference areas. You’ve seen it happen in Downtown Augusta, everyone migrated to Columbia County. Then a lot of folk in the South Augusta community went to different areas and it left somewhat of a void. If you look at the communities now, it’s very clear that there is a grave difference in all of these areas.
    More>>

    PART 3: Racism in Augusta Politics Video included

    Updated:

    Part 3 of 4 What then was the purpose of consolidating?
    More>>

    PART 4: Racism in Augusta Politics Video included

    Updated:

    Have you seen blatant racism? “Everything that has been brought before the commission [such as] the parking deck that’s built on land that the city doesn’t own. Nothing is being done about that. Somebody knew about that. It is all about the power brokers in this city making money. It is not black and white, it is green,” said Lori Davis, Harrisburg Neighborhood Association Activist. Why is it that you ran on one Augusta and yet years later, Hardie Davis had to run on one Augusta? Why? More>>

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 24, 2014 Video included

    Photo of Mary Morrison and Chris Kane Photo of Mary Morrison and Chris Kane
    Updated:

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

    Augusta Man Dies After Police-Involved Shooting In Adairsville

    Cop Police Lights graphic Cop Police Lights graphic
    Updated:

    An investigation is underway into a police-involved shooting in Adairsville, Georgia involving a man from Augusta. More>>

    Fire Sweeps Through Two Mobile Homes in Aiken County

    Fire Generic graphic Fire Generic graphic
    Updated:

    An investigation is underway into what sparked a fire in Aiken County.Flames swept through two mobile homes on Tab Drive early Thursday morning.No one was home at the time.No injuries reported.According to the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, the fire is considered "suspicious". More>>

    WJBF News Channel 6 Extra: Remembering James Brown

    WJBF News Channel 6 Extra: Remembering James Brown Video included

    James Brown & Don Rhodes James Brown & Don Rhodes
    Updated:

    Many of James Brown’s most prized possessions are on display inside the Augusta Museum of History. Some of the items came from Don Rhodes personal collection. “This shot was taken of him at the airport where I was with him," said Rhodes pointing to an iconic photo of Brown. Remember the popular James Brown ”I Feel Good” doll? During a rehearsal at the Imperial Theater in the 90’s, Brown gave Rhodes a special surprise. "James handed it to me and I had James sign the vest to me," said Rhodes. "... More>>

    Georgia releases student growth tool

    Georgia parents now can see how their children are performing compared to students with similar academic histories. The information and a new online tool focus on how students improved from year to year and in certain... More>>

    Chad Boseman, Rev. Al Sharpton To Appear At James Brown Movie Premiere In Augusta Thursday Video included

    Updated:

    It's the kind of star-studded event you don't often see in Augusta. More>>

    Augusta Animal Services Charts New Plans to Save Dogs, Cats Video included

    CSRA Humane Society says they are a no kill shelter. CSRA Humane Society says they are a no kill shelter.
    Updated:

    The fight to save the Garden City’s dogs and cats without a home brings about new plans for Augusta Animal Services. The most recent numbers show that 70 percent of animals at the shelter end up having to be euthanized. That's more than 13000 in the last two years. The issue is that the State of Georgia requires animals to be spayed or neutered before they can be adopted to prevent further population problems, but Augusta lost its part time veterinarian in March.
    More>>

    DEVELOPING ON 6: Augusta Suspends Search For New City Administrator Video included

    Photo from a Wednesday meeting to discuss the search for Augusta's new City Administrator Photo from a Wednesday meeting to discuss the search for Augusta's new City Administrator
    Updated:

    WJBF News Channel 6 has learned new information pertaining to the search for Augusta's new City Administrator. More>>

    Project Jackson Verdict Could Come This Week Or Late August Video included

    Updated:

    A South Carolina judge could make a decision on the Project Jackson lawsuit by the end of the week, but that's only if both parties send the judge their final requests before Thursday morning.
    More>>

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 23, 2014 Video included

    Photo of Brad Means and Jennie Montgomery Photo of Brad Means and Jennie Montgomery
    Updated:

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

    Jenkins County's Taylor Dismissed from UGA Football Team

    Mug shot of Jonathan Taylor (Credit: WSBTV.com) Mug shot of Jonathan Taylor (Credit: WSBTV.com)
    Updated:

    Former Jenkins County High School standout Jonathan Taylor had been dismissed from the UGA football team following his arrest on Tuesday.
    More>>

    When not to call 911 Video included

    Aiken Department of Public Safety says they recieve too many 911 calls. Aiken Department of Public Safety says they recieve too many 911 calls.
    Updated:

    Aiken Department of Public Safety says they get too many non-emergent 911 calls. Whether it's an accidental pocket dial, or just a concerned citizen, deputies say 911 is only for emergencies. News Channel 6's, Margaret-Ann Carter spoke with law officials to see what is and is not an emergency.

    More>>

    When To Leave Your Kids Unsupervised Video included

    Updated:

    Experts weigh in on the right time to leave a child unsupervised.

    More>>

    Charter School's Fate Lies in Hands of State

    Charter School's Fate Lies in Hands of State Video included

    Updated:

    The board for a proposed charter school in Columbia County will now have to seek state approval to start up.The county school board unanimously denied their petition for local funding at Tuesday night's meeting The petition for the Columbia County School for the Arts is up to almost 1,500 signatures, but that was not enough to convince the local school board to approve. So now, it's up to the state to decide whether C... More>>

    Your Hometown Stories: Take A Step Back In Time At Aiken's First Old-Fashioned Candy Store Video included

    Photo of Cyndi's Sweet Shoppe's sign in downtown Aiken Photo of Cyndi's Sweet Shoppe's sign in downtown Aiken
    Updated:

    There are many candy stores throughout the CSRA, but none like the old fashioned candy store in downtown Aiken. WJBF News Channel 6's John Lynn tells us more about the store. More>>

    Evans Daycare Worker Arrested, Fired After Scratches Reported On Child

    Mug shot of Meloni Satin Williams (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot of Meloni Satin Williams (Credit: Columbia County Sheriff's Office)
    Updated:

    An employee of A Child’s World daycare in Evans has been fired and arrested after being accused of abuse of a child at the daycare. More>>

    CSRA Mid-Afternoon News Update: July 23, 2014 Video included

    Photo of Mary Morrison and Chris Kane Photo of Mary Morrison and Chris Kane
    Updated:

    WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA. 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: July 23, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 23, 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>>

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

    Updated:

    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>>

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

    Updated:

    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>>

    Jones Grabs State Sen. Dist. 22 Seat Video included

    Updated:

    Augusta's next Senator under the gold dome in Atlanta will be Former Solicitor General Harold Jones with a resounding victory over Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson. District 22 covers most of Augusta south of I-20. It's the seat being vacated by Mayor-elect Hardie Davis. Attorney Jones and Commissioner Johnson both held viewing parties in Augusta on run off election night.
    More>>

    Election updates

    Election Coverage you can count on...

    ABC Vote 2014 graphic ABC Vote 2014 graphic
    Updated:

    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>>

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

    Updated: Jul 22, 2014 10:34 PM

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

    Brad Means Does My Job: Lifeguard

    Updated:

    Summertime at the Family Y.It is very busy here.Pool Rental Manager Melissa Clark says,"We can have up to 300, or 400, maybe even 500 some days."A lot of swimmers. A ton of responsibility. "There's always a chance that a kid goes under and can't get back up," Clark says.Lifeguarding is so much more than watching people. You teach them. Help them to love the water. Like little Preston.During our lesson, I'm only asking him to swim a short distance. But once he masters it he can go as far as he... More>>

    Arrest Made In Connection To Lucas Circle Shooting

    Mug shot of Eric James Harlan (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot of Eric James Harlan (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    Updated:

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

    Could Salvage Yard Be Hurting Growth?

    Could Salvage Yard Be Hurting Growth? Video included

    Updated:

    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>>

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

    Updated:

    Rare storm for the CSRA causes damage.

    More>>

    Women looking to sell positive pregnancy tests online Video included

    Updated:

    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

    Mug shot of Jonathan Taylor (Credit: WSBTV.com) Mug shot of Jonathan Taylor (Credit: WSBTV.com)
    Updated:

    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

    Updated:

    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'

    Updated:

    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

    Recall graphic Recall graphic
    Updated:

    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.
    More>>

    Second Cyber Command Defense Contractor To Open Location In Richmond County

    Sabre Systems logo image Sabre Systems logo image
    Updated:

    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

    Photo of Mary Morrison and Chris Kane Photo of Mary Morrison and Chris Kane
    Updated:

    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

    Mug shot of Stephanie Harris (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot of Stephanie Harris (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    Updated:

    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

    Photo of Chad Trollinger Photo of Chad Trollinger
    Updated:

    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

    Updated:

    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

    Updated:

    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

    Updated:

    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?
    More>>

    Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand Video included

    Updated:

    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

    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: July 22, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 22, 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>>

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

    Columbia County Logo graphic Columbia County Logo graphic
    Updated:

    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.
    More>>

    One Man Shot Twice on Central Avenue

    Shooting Investigation graphic Shooting Investigation graphic
    Updated:

    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

    Mug shot of Debra Lynn Harrell (Credit: North Augusta Department of Public Safety) Mug shot of Debra Lynn Harrell (Credit: North Augusta Department of Public Safety)
    Updated:

    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.
    More>>

    CSRA Evening News Update: July 21, 2014 Video included

    Photo of Brad Means and Jennie Montgomery Photo of Brad Means and Jennie Montgomery
    Updated:

    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

    Engineering Student Thriving After Severe Car Accident Video included

    Updated:

    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

    Mug shot of Alex James Pitts (Credit: Aiken County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot of Alex James Pitts (Credit: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)
    Updated:

    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

    Updated:

    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

    Richmond County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) New Logo Richmond County Sheriff's Office (RCSO) New Logo
    Updated:

    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

    Mug shot of Anthony Mereal Lemon (Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot of Anthony Mereal Lemon (Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)
    Updated:

    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

    Updated:

    The body of the 11-year-old child who was missing in the surf Saturday night, was found Monday morning 
    More>>

    Former Destiny's Child member arrested in Horry Co.

    Farrah Franklin Farrah Franklin
    Updated:

    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

    Updated:

    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

    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: July 21, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 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>>

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

    Updated:

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

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

    Primary runoff elections are July 22nd. Primary runoff elections are July 22nd.
    Updated:

    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.

    More>>

    Vendors at Augusta Southern Nationals Make Up for Lost Time

    Vendors at Augusta Southern Nationals Make Up for Lost Time Video included

    Updated:

    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?

    Updated:

    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

    School Bus graphic School Bus graphic
    Updated:

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

    More>>

    Movie, TV legend James Garner dies Video included

    Updated:

    Actor James Garner has died. More>>

    GMA Sunday Headlines: July 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>>

    Bamberg, SC Teen Receives Kohl's Scholarship Video included

    Matt Maxwell awarded the Kohl's Scholarship. Matt Maxwell awarded the Kohl's Scholarship.
    Updated:

    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.

    More>>

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

    Updated:

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

    First Weekend Without City Police Department

    First Weekend Without City Police Department Video included

    Updated:

    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

    Updated:

    "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

    Updated:

    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

    Updated:

    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.
    More>>

    US: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing Video included

    Updated:

    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

    Updated:

    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.
    More>>

    Fate Of Project Jackson In The Hands Of Judge Video included

    Updated:

    Judge J. Ernest Kinard, Jr. says he should make a decision on the case by Thursday of next week.
    More>>

    Barnwell County Animal Shelter Needs Your Help Video included

    Barnwell County Animal Shelter has Parvovirus Outbreak Barnwell County Animal Shelter has Parvovirus Outbreak
    Updated:

    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.

    More>>

    AP PHOTOS: Malaysia plane carrying 298 shot down Video included

    Updated:

    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

    Aiken County School Board members meeting. Aiken County School Board members meeting.
    Updated:

    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.

    More>>

    Shooting During Home Invasion in Richmond County

    Shooting Investigation graphic Shooting Investigation graphic
    Updated:

    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

    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: July 18, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 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>>

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

    Updated:

    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.
    More>>

    UPDATE ON 6: Fatal Accident On Peach Orchard Road

    Car Crash Crime Scene Tape graphic Car Crash Crime Scene Tape graphic
    Updated:

    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

    Proteus Syndrome: Go Trey, GO!! Video included

    Updated:

    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.
    More>>

    Mugshots Removed From Law Enforcement Websites Because Of New Law Video included

    Updated:

    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.

    More>>

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

    Updated:

    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

    Updated:

    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

    Updated:

    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

    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: July 17, 2014

    CSRA Morning News Update: July 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>>

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

    Updated:

    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

    Shooting Investigation graphic Shooting Investigation graphic
    Updated:

    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

    Armed Robbery graphic Armed Robbery graphic
    Updated:

    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

    Man pleads guilty to dragging dog behind his truck

    Updated:

    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

    North Augusta hosts the Nike Peach Jam. North Augusta hosts the Nike Peach Jam.
    Updated:

    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.

    More>>

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

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

    Updated:

    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

    Updated:

     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.
    More>>

    • South CarolinaMore>>

    • SC Police Could Start Ticketing Uber Drivers

      SC Police Could Start Ticketing Uber Drivers

      Thursday, July 24 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:21:04 GMT
      Police in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers.
      Police in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers.
    • WJBF EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Deke Copenhaver Talks Career Move

      WJBF EXCLUSIVE: Mayor Deke Copenhaver Talks Career Move

      Thursday, July 24 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:51:50 GMT
      He called Wednesday one of the most disappointing days in office. Now, Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver is getting set for a brand new career. He talked about it exclusively with Brad Means Thursday, during the taping of this weekend's "The Means Report".
      He called Wednesday one of the most disappointing days in office. Now, Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver is getting set for a brand new career. He talked about it exclusively with Brad Means Thursday, during the taping of this weekend's "The Means Report".
    • CSRA Evening News Update: July 24, 2014

      CSRA Evening News Update: July 24, 2014

      Thursday, July 24 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:06:23 GMT
      WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
      WJBF News Channel 6's News Team has the News updates that affect the Georgia and South Carolina counties of the CSRA.
    • Business/ConsumerMore>>

    • SC Police Could Start Ticketing Uber Drivers

      SC Police Could Start Ticketing Uber Drivers

      Thursday, July 24 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:21:04 GMT
      Police in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers.
      Police in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers.
    • LeBron's Sweet Apology

      LeBron's Sweet Apology

      Thursday, July 24 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:16:39 GMT
      LeBron James is offering a dozen delivered cupcakes to all of his neighbors. Half of the proceeds from the LeBron themed Baker Blvd. Decadent Desserts benefit the LeBron James Family Foundation.
      LeBron James is offering a dozen delivered cupcakes to all of his neighbors. Half of the proceeds from the LeBron themed Baker Blvd. Decadent Desserts benefit the LeBron James Family Foundation.
    • Another Liquor License Fee Increase In Augusta Could Be On The Way

      Another Liquor License Fee Increase In Augusta Could Be On The Way

      Thursday, July 24 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:44:16 GMT
      Photo of liquor bottles in a liquor store ion Broad Street in downtown AugustaPhoto of liquor bottles in a liquor store ion Broad Street in downtown Augusta
      Augusta is looking for new revenue, and officials are looking at taking another hit on those who sell alcohol by raising license fees for bars, restaurants and stores.
      Augusta is looking for new revenue, and officials are looking at taking another hit on those who sell alcohol by raising license fees for bars, restaurants and stores.

    • U.S./WorldMore>>

    • LeBron's Sweet Apology

      LeBron's Sweet Apology

      Thursday, July 24 2014 8:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:16:39 GMT
      LeBron James is offering a dozen delivered cupcakes to all of his neighbors. Half of the proceeds from the LeBron themed Baker Blvd. Decadent Desserts benefit the LeBron James Family Foundation.
      LeBron James is offering a dozen delivered cupcakes to all of his neighbors. Half of the proceeds from the LeBron themed Baker Blvd. Decadent Desserts benefit the LeBron James Family Foundation.
    • "Fifty Shades Of Grey" Trailer Released

      "Fifty Shades Of Grey" Trailer Released

      Thursday, July 24 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:08:17 GMT
      Fifty Shades of Grey logo imageFifty Shades of Grey logo image
      It's here: the trailer for the highly anticipated movie adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey", starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.
      It's here: the trailer for the highly anticipated movie adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey", starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.
    • Contact Lost with Passenger Plane in Africa

      Contact Lost with Passenger Plane in Africa

      Thursday, July 24 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:05:24 GMT
      Contact lost with passenger plane in west-central Africa.
      Contact lost with passenger plane in west-central Africa.
    Watch live WJBF News Channel 6 newscasts
    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.