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  • Off-duty deputy killed in Warrenville crash identified

    Off-duty deputy killed in Warrenville crash identified

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:43 AM EDT2017-06-22 15:43:35 GMT
    Deputy Kesli Padgett (source: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)Deputy Kesli Padgett (source: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)

    An off-duty deputy with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office has been killed in an apparent crash in Warrenville. The Sheriff's Office says twenty-two-year-old Deputy Kesli Payton Padgett was reported missing at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday and a search was conducted in the Warrenville area.

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    An off-duty deputy with the Aiken County Sheriff's Office has been killed in an apparent crash in Warrenville. The Sheriff's Office says twenty-two-year-old Deputy Kesli Payton Padgett was reported missing at about 2 p.m. on Wednesday and a search was conducted in the Warrenville area.

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  • 17-year-old killed in Augusta drive-by shooting

    17-year-old killed in Augusta drive-by shooting

    Friday, June 23 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-06-23 23:34:03 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a drive-by shooting that happened Thursday night in Augusta. At around 11:35 p.m., deputies were called out to 1603 Jonathan Court for a reported drive-by shooting.

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a drive-by shooting that happened Thursday night in Augusta. At around 11:35 p.m., deputies were called out to 1603 Jonathan Court for a reported drive-by shooting.

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  • ACSO Most Wanted 6/19/17

    ACSO Most Wanted 6/19/17

    Monday, June 19 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-06-19 22:46:14 GMT
    ACSO Most wanted 6/19/17 (source: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)ACSO Most wanted 6/19/17 (source: Aiken County Sheriff's Office)

    Aiken County Sheriff's Office most wanted for June 19, 2017. If you have any information about these wanted suspects, please contact the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

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    Aiken County Sheriff's Office most wanted for June 19, 2017. If you have any information about these wanted suspects, please contact the Aiken County Sheriff's Office.

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  • Columbia Co. needs help identifying suspected shoplifter

    Columbia Co. needs help identifying suspected shoplifter

    Thursday, June 22 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-06-22 13:48:24 GMT
    Cell phone theft suspectCell phone theft suspect

    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for this suspect. According to them, he stole a J7 Android cell phone from a shopping cart at Walmart on Bobby Jones Expressway. The phone is valued at $500.00. Walmart has surveillance video of the incident. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    The Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for this suspect. According to them, he stole a J7 Android cell phone from a shopping cart at Walmart on Bobby Jones Expressway. The phone is valued at $500.00. Walmart has surveillance video of the incident. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • Baby deer is frequent guest at family's NJ pool

    Baby deer is frequent guest at family's NJ pool

    Friday, June 23 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-06-23 05:13:50 GMT
    Friday, June 23 2017 1:13 AM EDT2017-06-23 05:13:50 GMT

     At first, the family thought the baby deer had fallen in. But she kept squeezing through the gate every day to swim and and enjoy the Jacuzzi.

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     At first, the family thought the baby deer had fallen in. But she kept squeezing through the gate every day to swim and and enjoy the Jacuzzi.

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  • Mother says TSA dumped her breast milk at Denver airport

    Mother says TSA dumped her breast milk at Denver airport

    Friday, June 23 2017 1:55 AM EDT2017-06-23 05:55:57 GMT
    Friday, June 23 2017 2:46 AM EDT2017-06-23 06:46:51 GMT

    A new mother said TSA officers dumped her breast milk at security at Denver International Airport.

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    A new mother said TSA officers dumped her breast milk at security at Denver International Airport.

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  • Canadian sniper takes out ISIS fighter from 2 miles away

    Canadian sniper takes out ISIS fighter from 2 miles away

    Thursday, June 22 2017 6:53 PM EDT2017-06-22 22:53:45 GMT
    Thursday, June 22 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-06-22 23:13:12 GMT

    A Canadian special forces sniper took the shot from a tall building in what is thought to be a record distance for a sniper kill. It hit an ISIS fighter. 

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    A Canadian special forces sniper took the shot from a tall building in what is thought to be a record distance for a sniper kill. It hit an ISIS fighter. 

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  • Earthquake reported in Richmond County

    Earthquake reported in Richmond County

    Thursday, June 22 2017 11:40 AM EDT2017-06-22 15:40:59 GMT

    The Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency has received reports of an earthquake centered in the southern portion of the city.  The magnitude 2.1 earthquake took place shortly before 8:30 a.m. Thursday.   

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    The Augusta-Richmond County Emergency Management Agency has received reports of an earthquake centered in the southern portion of the city.  The magnitude 2.1 earthquake took place shortly before 8:30 a.m. Thursday.   

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  • The eighth annual Augusta Pride festival is ready to rock and roll

    The eighth annual Augusta Pride festival is ready to rock and roll

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-06-23 15:17:23 GMT
    Security was ratcheted up a notch for this year's Augusta Pride festival; Lonzo Smith.Security was ratcheted up a notch for this year's Augusta Pride festival; Lonzo Smith.

    Augusta Pride is the city's third largest festival and it all begins Friday night with Beats on Broad. Now in its eighth year and with some added star power, organizers anticipate the most impressive turnout yet.

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    Augusta Pride is the city's third largest festival and it all begins Friday night with Beats on Broad. Now in its eighth year and with some added star power, organizers anticipate the most impressive turnout yet.

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  • Women can't revoke consent to sex once underway, NC law states

    Women can't revoke consent to sex once underway, NC law states

    Friday, June 23 2017 6:51 PM EDT2017-06-23 22:51:35 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    You hear the phrase 'no means no' thrown around when it comes to a woman's ability to protect herself from unwanted sexual advances, but in the state of North Carolina - no doesn't always mean no.

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    You hear the phrase 'no means no' thrown around when it comes to a woman's ability to protect herself from unwanted sexual advances, but in the state of North Carolina - no doesn't always mean no.

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  • Officials looking for Evans Walmart shoplifting suspect

    Officials looking for Evans Walmart shoplifting suspect

    Thursday, June 22 2017 10:24 AM EDT2017-06-22 14:24:17 GMT
    SuspectSuspect

    On June 16 a black male wearing yellow shorts, black shirt, and black and yellow hat stole an LG cell phone from the Walmart in Evans, GA. Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for him. Contact them if you have any leads. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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    On June 16 a black male wearing yellow shorts, black shirt, and black and yellow hat stole an LG cell phone from the Walmart in Evans, GA. Columbia County Sheriff's Office is looking for him. Contact them if you have any leads. Copyright 2017 WFXG. All rights reserved.

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  • BBB warning: IRS may actually call you

    BBB warning: IRS may actually call you

    Friday, June 23 2017 10:17 AM EDT2017-06-23 14:17:36 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG
    The International Revenue Service has changed the way it deals with overdue taxes, meaning third party agencies may now call you. The Better Business Bureau is concerned this may confuse citizens, with scammers finding new tricks to take money or steal information from people. A federal law signed in 2015 lets four contractors collect unpaid tax debts from the government. Those companies are CBE Group, Conserve, Performant, and Pioneer. There are ways to tell if this is legitimate....More >>
    The International Revenue Service has changed the way it deals with overdue taxes, meaning third party agencies may now call you. The Better Business Bureau is concerned this may confuse citizens, with scammers finding new tricks to take money or steal information from people. A federal law signed in 2015 lets four contractors collect unpaid tax debts from the government. Those companies are CBE Group, Conserve, Performant, and Pioneer. There are ways to tell if this is legitimate....More >>
  • Deputy inadvertently kills teen while shooting at pit bull

    Deputy inadvertently kills teen while shooting at pit bull

    Thursday, June 22 2017 8:48 PM EDT2017-06-23 00:48:16 GMT
    Friday, June 23 2017 7:10 AM EDT2017-06-23 11:10:21 GMT

    A teen went outside the home to see about a pit bull and may have been struck by a ricocheting bullet fired by sheriff's deputies. He later died. 

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    A teen went outside the home to see about a pit bull and may have been struck by a ricocheting bullet fired by sheriff's deputies. He later died. 

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  • RCSO; "Fresh Start Initiative" aims to reduce warrants by 40%

    RCSO; "Fresh Start Initiative" aims to reduce warrants by 40%

    Thursday, June 22 2017 10:56 PM EDT2017-06-23 02:56:40 GMT
    Richmond County Sheriff's Office (source: WFXG)Richmond County Sheriff's Office (source: WFXG)

    There are more than 2900 unpaid misdemeanor warrants in Richmond County. But the Sheriff's Office is giving those offenders that warrants fit the criteria, a chance to clear their warrants with an offer he hopes they can't refuse. "We saw through social media and some interactions that some people were hesitant because they thought some kind of sting operation to lock some people up," says Sheriff Richard Roundtree. 

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    There are more than 2900 unpaid misdemeanor warrants in Richmond County. But the Sheriff's Office is giving those offenders that warrants fit the criteria, a chance to clear their warrants with an offer he hopes they can't refuse. "We saw through social media and some interactions that some people were hesitant because they thought some kind of sting operation to lock some people up," says Sheriff Richard Roundtree. 

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  • WANTED: Richmond County man wanted for assaulting coworker; knocking out tooth

    WANTED: Richmond County man wanted for assaulting coworker; knocking out tooth

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 12:15 PM EDT2017-06-21 16:15:08 GMT
    Maurice Ruff; Source: Richmond County Sheriff's OfficeMaurice Ruff; Source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office

    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted for assaulting his coworker. On June 8th, deputies were called to a gas station located at 1801 Marvin Griffin Rd. in reference to a 'past assault'. The suspect, Maurice Rodney Ruff, is accused of following his coworker to the gas station and assaulting the victim. 

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    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man wanted for assaulting his coworker. On June 8th, deputies were called to a gas station located at 1801 Marvin Griffin Rd. in reference to a 'past assault'. The suspect, Maurice Rodney Ruff, is accused of following his coworker to the gas station and assaulting the victim. 

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  • Inmate work program proving to be a success

    Inmate work program proving to be a success

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 4:55 PM EDT2017-06-21 20:55:51 GMT
    New Hanover County finds success in inmate work programNew Hanover County finds success in inmate work program

    In 2013, New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon created a program for inmates to give back to the community they may have wronged. What started as litter pickup along roadways has expanded into a mulch-faceted program that is saving the county hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

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    In 2013, New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon created a program for inmates to give back to the community they may have wronged. What started as litter pickup along roadways has expanded into a mulch-faceted program that is saving the county hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

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  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident in Aiken County

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident in Aiken County

    Friday, June 23 2017 7:20 AM EDT2017-06-23 11:20:12 GMT
    Source: WFXGSource: WFXG

    Aiken County Dispatch has confirmed a single-vehicle crash. The call came in at about 6:50 a.m. Friday. It happened near the intersection of Silver Bluff and Williston Roads. 

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    Aiken County Dispatch has confirmed a single-vehicle crash. The call came in at about 6:50 a.m. Friday. It happened near the intersection of Silver Bluff and Williston Roads. 

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  • Investigators searching for Waynesboro shooting suspect

    Investigators searching for Waynesboro shooting suspect

    Friday, June 23 2017 12:27 PM EDT2017-06-23 16:27:53 GMT
    Jamerikee Amir Lewis (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Jamerikee Amir Lewis (source: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

    The Burke County Sheriff's is searching for a man wanted for a shooting in Waynesboro over the weekend. According to investigators, eighteen-year-old Jamerikee Amir Lewis is wanted for a shooting that happened on the 300 block of Washington Drive.

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    The Burke County Sheriff's is searching for a man wanted for a shooting in Waynesboro over the weekend. According to investigators, eighteen-year-old Jamerikee Amir Lewis is wanted for a shooting that happened on the 300 block of Washington Drive.

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  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Road rage triggers multiple crashes in California

    CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Road rage triggers multiple crashes in California

    Thursday, June 22 2017 10:43 PM EDT2017-06-23 02:43:37 GMT
    The road rage incident was caught on video by driver Octavio Fernandez. (Source: Octavio Fernandez/Facebook screenshot)The road rage incident was caught on video by driver Octavio Fernandez. (Source: Octavio Fernandez/Facebook screenshot)

    An apparent road rage incident involving a motorcyclist and another driver on a California highway injured an uninvolved driver and was all caught on camera.

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    An apparent road rage incident involving a motorcyclist and another driver on a California highway injured an uninvolved driver and was all caught on camera.

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  • Fort Gordon officials: No "continuing" threat to post

    Fort Gordon officials searching for "potentially dangerous" man

    Fort Gordon officials have just released the following statement, after they said a rumor was spread about a shooter on post:"Despite rumors to the contrary, there has been no shooting incident on Fort Gordon.More >>
    Fort Gordon is denying rumors that a shooter is on post, but said they are still searching for an "individual."More >>
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