The Aiken County Animal Services appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on July 23rd with Mary Morrison and Anne Sawyer.
South Carolina ranks 45th in the nation in the latest “Kids Count” survey of children’s well-being. It looks at areas like economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.
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.
A large piece of fish, such as a side of salmon or bright pink steelhead trout, makes an impressive meal for guests.. More>>
Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow... More>>
As per a new city ordinance, rescue groups are removing dogs from Augusta's animal shelter.
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.
Was it luck or intuition? An injured sea turtle knew just where to go to get help.
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>>
The Kelley Brothers are pleased to bring their inaugural Golf Tournament and Concert to Evans, Georgia, on Monday, October 27, 2014. The Kelley Brothers created this exciting event in order to give back to the community by combining two of their favorite things – golf and music.
The Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and KidsAndCars.org are partnering to petition the White House to authorize research technologies that could prevent children from being left in hot cars. Officials say they're looking to gather 100,000 signatures by Aug. 12 to push President Barack Obama to authorize federal officials to research technology that could detect a child left along in an unattended vehicle. The petition is hosted on the White House's We The People website. GTLA president Linl... More>>
It was devastating for parents with children suffering from epilepsy when news broke that Georgia lawmakers failed to a pass a bill this year that would allow clinical trials with cannabis oil. This week, though, Governor Nathan Deal met with a British drug manufacturer to talk about the possibility of trials with a marijuana-based drug. The drug would help treat children with seizures, and would be conducted at Children's Hospital of Georgia.
Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death, and in the Augusta area, the rates of kidney disease are above the national average. On Saturday, the community celebrated Kidney Action Day to raise awareness about the disease.More than 31 million people in America suffer from kidney disease. This disease has been linked to conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. News Channel 6’s Nicole Snyder caught u... More>>
Kidney disease is the ninth leading cause of death and here in the Augusta area, the rates are above the national average. More>>
A new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem: no one can get it.
After a public outcry, Augusta looks at changing adoption policy at the animal shelter to let rescue groups take unaltered pets as advocates are crying for help to get these animals to new home. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story. More>>
Ever wanted to tell Augusta officials what you think about the city? With a new online survey, you can. More>>
When life threatening medical emergencies happen, first responders, emergency medical technicians, and paramedics are the first ones on the scene. News Channel 6's Mike Miller rode along with several ambulance crews to see what they go through on a day to day basis. More>>
The acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) visited the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta Thursday. More>>
A 14-foot-long Hammerhead shark gave some local fisherman a big scare over the weekend when it went after a Tarpon they had hooked on their line. More>>
An everyday bike accident became a one-in-a-million disaster for a healthy 21-year-old woman. Kylie Marble and her mom talk to Dan Cassuto about the scary event. More>>
Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed. The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports. More>>
The Augusta Animal Services appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon July 9th.
When it comes to desserts, most of us have a favorite. For some, it's creme brulee. For others, it might be chocolate cake, berry pie or bread pudding. More>>
Six beagles that have spent their entire lives in cages for laboratory research took their first steps of freedom on Tuesday. More>>
Governor Nathan Deal met with a British drug manufacturer to talk about the possibility of trials with a marijuana-based drug. The drug would help treat children with seizures, and would be conducted at Children’s Hospital of Georgia. After Georgia lawmakers failed to a pass a bill this year that would allow clinical trials with cannabis oil, many parents have been waiting for a ray of hope. Governor Deal, the company... More>>
Is this the summer of the shark — or is it just another case of great white hype?
A Connecticut woman blinded and disfigured by a chimpanzee attack will visit Washington this week to urge the passage of rules to make it harder to keep primates as pets.Charla Nash, who lost her nose, lips, eyelids and hands after she was mauled by her employer's 200-pound pet chimpanzee in 2009, said people who buy baby chimps would be wrong to think they will be harmless, childlike companions."There are many people that know nothing about myself and what happened. The more awareness is mad... More>>
An adorable cat with humble beginnings on a North Carolina dairy farm has found fame on the internet. "Venus the Amazing Chimera Cat" appears to have two faces because of her distinct fur markings.
On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. Your pet may suffer irreversible organ damage or die. Make sure your pets have enough shade and water on hot days. Animals experts with the Humane Society explain, "Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, ... More>>
Does Shark Week and stories about shark attacks have you worried? Here is a list of things you are statistically more likely to die from than a shark bite. More>>
Imagine going to use a toilet and seeing a poisonous snake slithering in the commode. It actually happened to a construction worker in Hueytown, Alabama.
A great white shark being tracked by scientists for nearly a year has made her way to Sarasota waters.
This cute video is sure to make your day. More>>
Thousands packed the Evans Towne Center Park for the 4th of July celebration. More>>
The Atlanta man accused of leaving his son in a hot car to die had his day in court today, facing murder charges.
A local man is making an urgent plea for help from people who travel through an intersection where he recently had a wreck. Thursday, WJBF News Channel 6's Dee Griffin talked with the man about how his dog disappeared in all the chaos and his desperation to find him. More>>
Officials with the Wilson County Emergency Management officials say a horse that fell into a sinkhole Thursday morning. The horse's owner said he believes "Boomer" was eating grass and fell into the hole after something startled the horse.Boomer had to be sedated before being pulled out by a wrecker. Boomer was rescued was treated by a veterinarian. It’s unclear how badly Boomer was injured. More>>
The Aiken County Animal Services appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on July 2nd.
Leftovers for lunch can be pretty boring. But if you plan your dinner menu so that you can use the components in a completely different meal for lunch it's a win-win situation.
CLEBURNE -- A teenager in Texas called 911 asking, "If you were to catch an alligator, what would you do with it?" The Cleburne police dispatcher said, "Uh... I wouldn't catch an alligator in the first place." For Joey Kane, Craig Kite, both 14,and another friend it was a little late for that. The teens were checking their fishing net on Buffalo Creek Tuesday night when they found the gator.The boys called police after they pulled the 6-foot reptile onto land by its tail and wrapped its snout... More>>
WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory explains why more pets go missing on July 4th than any other day of the year.
As you are out and about, going through your every day activities there are some simple tips you can follow that can help insure your kids, and the kids around you are safe. More>>
For many people their pets are like family. They are babied and spoiled and sometimes even dressed up. Sometimes we forget, though, that our dogs and cats aren't like us.
The heat of summer months can be miserable, but imagine being locked in a hot car. Misery takes on a whole new form, and it can actually be deadly.
Tropical Depression One forms off the Florida Coastline...
University Hospital's Mobile Mammography Unit is a convenient way for women to get a life saving exam. In tonight's Buddy Check 6 Report, Kimberely Scott shares how businesses can use this tool to help their employees stay healthy. While insurance coverage has changed for many, the importance of early detection has not....and University Hospital is using it's mobile mammography unit to meet the need. Andrea Lum Freeman, "we know that mammogram's and early detection saves lives." Freeman was n... More>>
In this month's Cancer Answer report, we take a closer look at the services offered through University Hospital's Breast Health Center. From support to money, if you need it, they've got it. Kimberely Scott has the story. University Hospital's Breast Health Center is described by those who work there as the area's best kept secret. Andrea Lum Freeman, "so we need to get the word out that women and not only women , but men who have been affected by breast cancer personally have a place to come... More>>
A new proposal to reduce the number of animals being put down at Augusta Animal Services' shelter Department will be floated next week as city leaders sit down to discuss possible policy changes at the department. More>>
A Wisconsin woman’s dog coughed up her wedding five years after it went missing. More>>
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that two for profit corporations with sincerely held religious beliefs do not have to provide a full range of contraceptives at no cost to their employees pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. More>>
The ability to stop by the gym for a quick workout is a not a reality for most people. While some may desire to get fit, the expensive fees for a gym membership and access to a club is difficult.One personal trainer in the small town of Dearing, Georgia is making it his goal to get his community active.Jimmy Lane spends his day as a full-time personal trainer at the Family Y in Thomson, but in the evenings and on Satu... More>>
WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory talks with Nicola Felder, President of STAR Motorcycle Club in Augusta about a charity ride.
New research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows how many Americans die because of alcohol. More>>
Southern Souls Rescue appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on June 25th.
The long awaited changes to Augusta's Animal Services ordinance are now before Augusta Commissioners. Proposed changes include pet tags and fees, and mandatory sterilization. WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola has the story.
Augusta's city leaders want to see better cooperation between Augusta Animal Services and animal rescue groups. More>>
World Oceans day is this Saturday Kendra Burdett..one of the outstanding aquarists at the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden visited Television Park ti discuss the seventeena brought a giant hermit crab. More>>
The Walton Foundation for Independence is partnering with The First Tee of Aiken to launch Aiken's first adaptive golf program for persons with disabilities. More>>
Augusta pet owners could be getting licenses for their dogs and cats, be mandated to have them fixed, and not chained up while vets volunteer at the Augusta's animal shelter to help with adoptions. More>>
How about a restaurant style meal made right at home?
People are overloading on cuteness because of this sweet video right here. The cheetah cub and puppy are on a play date. The two were paired together at the San Diego Zoo. The cheetah was rejected by his mother so now the puppy has been paired with him to calm the cheetah down. Seems to be the perfect start to a cuddly friendship. More>>
Dr. Connie L. Drisko, former Dean of the College of Dental Medicine at Georgia Regents University, died Sunday at Georgia Regents Medical Center after a short battle with acute myelogenous leukemia. More>>
The Georgia Department of Public Health confirmed the first human case of the Chikungunya virus in the state this year. The number of people infected by the mosquito-borne virus is growing quickly, and officials in the CSRA are working to stop the spread of the disease. Mayor Deke Copenhaver announced this week as Mosquito Awareness Week in the City of Augusta to let us all know that these bugs present a real danger. ... More>>
Neighbors upset about more water problems in Keysville, GA
Neighbors upset about more water problems in Keysville, GAMore>>
AP-SC--Deputy ShootingGreenville County deputy shoots suspect with knifeEds: APNewsNow. GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Greenville County sheriff's deputies say an officer has shot and wounded a suspect who approached him with a knife. Deputy Drew Pinciaro says officers were called to a domestic problem at an apartment complex shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday An officer spotted the suspect armed with a knife who ran from the deputy. Pinciaro said the deputy caught up with the suspect near the tennis cour... More>>
Nicole Stokes-Anderson, with the Public Health Department, talks to WJBF News Channel 6's Deon Guillory about Saturday's health fair. More>>
The Georgia Department of Public Health is sponsoring a FREE health fair for families in the CSRA. It will be happening Saturday, June 20th, 9 AM to 4 PM at the Augusta Convention Center on Reynolds Street. There will be free health screenings and fitness demonstrations. For more information, you can call 706-721-5900. More>>
The Humane Society of Morgan County appeared on WJBF News Channel 6 at Noon on June 18th with Mary Morrison. Three adorable boxer mix sibling puppies are black and whiteMango held by Katie Bell; white and brown Blaze held by Belinda Bell, and brown and white Sonny held by Avis Lyle.Hannah Bell is holding nine weeks old Luna, a Maine Coon mix, and Anne Sawyer has brother Brownie. All the pets have been altered and are up to date on vaccinations. All cats and kittens are just $35 through the e... More>>
It's lunchtime.Are you brown bagging it today?Dreading the same old boring sandwich?On today's quick cooking, Karin Calloway whips up some Italian ingredients to turn plain old bread into a tantalizing Italian meal. You like French bread pizza? What about a piled-high New Orleans-style muffuletta? This week I'm combining the two in some hot, bubbly Muffuletta Bread that I like to serve as an accompaniment to a big summer salad or cut into small pieces as an appetizer when we entertain.The muf... More>>
Check out this video of a dog drinking water at 1000 fps. More>>
Thousands of South Carolinians who are caring in their homes for loved ones with illnesses or disabilities will be able to get some help, after state senators voted Wednesday to restore $2 million to the state budget. Gov. Nikki Haley had vetoed the money that would be used for respite care. Respite care provides a break to those caregivers so they can run errands, get some rest, or just have a break from providing round-the-clock care. Amy Davenport cares for her 29-year-old daughter Stepha... More>>
The government wants food companies and restaurants to reduce the amount of sodium in what we eat. The Food and Drug Administration is planning to release new guidelines to make foods less salty.High levels of sodium are linked to high blood pressure, and the possibility of a stroke. The FDA has tried to persuade manufactures in past years to lower sodium with some success, but these new rules are more strict.When you... More>>
An Alaskan wild-life enthusiast was enjoying some grizzly bears catches their food in the McNeil River. All of sudden, one of them decided to join him. More>>
As the summer heats up, the fewer people visit these chairs.Maurice Clemmons, the Director of Business Operations at Shepeard Community Blood Centers, said 144 donations are needed per day to keep up with the blood demand at 22 area hospitals."Well in summertime, we have about 17 percent of our donating population, which are high school students, who are generally out of school for the summer, and of course traveling around, it's hard to get them in to donate," said Clemmons.With more people ... More>>
South Carolina lawmakers are trying to work out their differences on a bill banning daycares from giving medicine to your children without permission. More>>
WJBF News Channel 6 meteorologist Jason Nappi reports on the search for a black bear spotted in Columbia County.
Officials are on the hunt for a black bear spotted near a residential area in Columbia County.
Robert U. Hamilton, the director of the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, released a statement Friday on the facility's commitment to the care of veterans in the CSRA. More>>
A baby cheetah has discovered a dog is more than just man's best friend. More>>
This dog loves putting its face into the wind caused by a leaf blower. More>>
Construction on the SC-31 extension project continues on the Grand Strand. The 225 million dollar project will extend the roadway to highway 707 near Moss Creek Road. In August, D.O.T. will begin building a bridge over Enterprise road. Calvin Causey has lived on Enterprise road his whole life. He's been through construction on the Horry County road many times before and said it doesn’t bother him. “I mean I’m... More>>
The Town of Bluffton sent photos after a town building inspector, Bluffton Police Officer, and Cleland Supervisor rescued a 5-week old kitten, More>>
Boots is a double amputee cat that was saved from euthanasia at just 10 days old. Life is hard for any orphan kitten, but even harder for a kitten with just 2 paws. However, she doesn't seems to be hindered at all when it comes to getting around the house. More>>
This is what happens when an engineer owns a dog. More>>
A new Animal Planet series called "American River Renegades" will feature one man who lives and works on the Great Pee Dee River. More>>
Momma bear was eating grass and the cubs were having a ball in this man's backyard. More>>
This video was captured in Kootenay National Park in British Columbia. More>>
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A feral dog with a pipe stuck on its head for several days, is now pipe free and has been adopted. The Oconee County Sheriff's Office sent new photos to our sister station WSPA-TV, soon after the animal was cleaned up and given a bath. More>>
GREENVILLE, N.C. - A dog in Greenville is hoping to enter the World’s Ugliest Dog contest in California.Holly Chandler rescued “Peanut” last July in Washington, NC. He was named the Ugliest Dog in Greenville at the 2014 Canine Crawl. Peanut was set on fire as a puppy. Even though his appearance might be a little unusual, Chandler says he is anything but miserable. She hopes to share Peanut’s story and bring awareness to animal abuse at the World’s Ugliest Dog contest in California in June. Ch... More>>
Officials are recalling about 1.8 million pounds of ground beef products sold for restaurant use in four states that may be contaminated with the bacteria E. coli. More>>
A Florida couple hopes they no longer find any more unwanted guests inside their backyard after discovering an eight-foot alligator floating in their pool. More>>
The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to help Central American farmers fight a devastating coffee disease - and hold down the price of your morning cup. At issue is a fungus called coffee rust that has caused more than $1 billion in damage across Latin American region. The fungus is especially deadly to Arabica coffee, the bean that makes up most high-end, specialty coffees.Already, it is affecting the price of some of those coffees in the United States."We are concerned because we know ... More>>
The Means Report episode that aired on March 2, 2014 featuring: Melissa Solares – an advocate for Ava's Law and the parent of an autistic child, Dr. Clare Bergson from the Medical College of Georgia, and Will Caywood from Fehrman Investment Group. (Part 1 of 3) More>>