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Augusta Fire Fighters suiting up in safer uniforms for protection.

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New upgrades are coming to Augusta Fire Department. Since the salary equalization, more costly changes to their budget are underway. More>>

StormTracker News

Meteorological summer has ended; Augusta's summer warmer than last year Video included

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Now that meteorological fall is here, let's take a look back at how this summer stacked up. More>>

Richmond County

Augusta Commission passes alcohol ordinance changes, will not increase fees

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In Augusta, there will be some changes to when and where you can buy and consume alcoholic beverages. In an 8-2 vote, commissioners approved changes to the alcohol ordinance Tuesday afternoon. And those changes will not come with a proposed ten-percent fee increase for many business owners. More>>

South Carolina

Inspector General Patrick Maley investigating possible overbilling of disabled residents

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South Carolina's inspector general says he's launching an investigation into whether disabled residents are being overcharged for their care. More>>

South Carolina

Family sues South Carolina DMV after teenage boy asked to remove makeup for license photo

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We all worry about looking bad in our driver's license photos but an upstate teenager is suing the DMV over his picture. The 16-year-old and his mother say the DMV is guilty of discrimination and violating his rights.
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Columbia County

UPDATE: Broken water main in Grovetown repaired, traffic to resume shortly

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UPDATE: The broken water main at Harlem-Grovetown Road and Adams Lane in Grovetown has been repaired.Crews are working now to flush out the lines and hope to have the road reopened by 5pm. More>>

Richmond County

Whole Foods and Home Goods on Washington Road announce opening dates

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According to their Facebook page, Whole Foods on Washington Road in Augusta is set to open September 23, 2014. It was announced earlier in 2014 that Whole Foods would be opening a store in Augusta, but that location is set to open sooner than many thought.
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US & World

Home Depot investigates credit card data breach

Home Depot is investigating a potential credit card data breach. More>>

Richmond County

New Fellowship Baptist Church sign causing confrontation with city of Grovetown

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A new LED sign at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Grovetown is causing problems for city officials and church members. Church member Melissa Bosanko says that for the past several weeks, city officials and the church pastor have been at odds over the sign's size and LED lighting. More>>

StormTracker News

Despite recent heat wave, August was cooler than average for Augusta Video included

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It sure was a hot Labor Day weekend, but despite the recent heat wave, the month of August really wasn't too bad in our area. More>>

Aiken County

Beech Island house fire reignites, fire crews on the scene

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***UPDATE: 4:40am 9/2/2014***

Beech Island house fire reignites, Midland Valley Fire Department is currently on the scene.


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North Augusta

UPDATE: Murder investigation underway in North Augusta; wife charged

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A man is dead after being shot in North Augusta, Monday. His wife is now detained as a person of interest. North Augusta Public Safety responded to an emergency call shortly before noon Monday to a home on the 600 block of West Woodlawn Avenue in North Augusta. That's when they found the body of 63-year old, Stephen A. Morris, on the floor with a single gunshot wound to the head.
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Georgia

Lincoln County drowning victim identified

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***UPDATE: 11:10am - 9/1/2014***

Around 10:30am, Monday morning, search and rescue crews recovered the body of 17 year old, Jacoby Mason of Lincolnton. Investigators are calling this an accidental drowning.



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Richmond county

GRU Instructor using Hip Hop in English Composition

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When you think of English Composition class, you probably think of Shakespeare, Faulkner, or Hemingway. But one GRU Instructor is looking a literature though a different medium.
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Georgia

Marietta man killed in skydiving accident

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Authorities are investigating how a Marietta man died skydiving in Polk County. More>>

Fort Gordon

Fort Gordon Youth Challenge Academy graduates Video included

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As the new school year is already underway for many students, one group spent this weekend preparing for graduation. More than two hundred cadets graduated from the Fort Gordon National Guard Youth Challenge Academy yesterday. More>>

Aiken County

Developing story: car crash in Aiken County

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Authorities with the Aiken County Sheriffs office confirming an accident that happened just after 8pm on Beaver Dam Road and Wire Road. No word yet on how many cars were involved but several injuries were reported.
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Columbia Middle School Talks Weather

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Meteorologist Micah Rumsey visited the group of 7th Graders to discuss the weather events in their assigned reading. More>>

Columbia County

Lake Thurmond Park Rangers give safety tips for Labor Day Weekend

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Lake Thurmond Park Rangers are expecting a large crowd this Labor Day weekend and have some safety tips for visitors. The rangers say they have extra park rangers on staff making sure visitors are safe, following the rules, but mostly having fun. More>>

Aiken County

University Hospital has plans to expand into Aiken

University Hospital has plans to expand its services to Aiken residents  with a new prompt care center. University Hospital has plans to expand its services to Aiken residents with a new prompt care center.
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University Hospital has plans to expand its services to Aiken residents with a new prompt care center. The University Health Care System executive board approved the $2.7 million facility Thursday.
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Aiken County

Aiken man killed in motorcycle accident

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An Aiken man was killed Friday afternoon when he wrecked his motorcycle. Willis L. Purvis, 55 years old of Aiken, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident.
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Richmond County

Georgia Regents Medical Center working to lower health care costs

GRU President Ricardo Azziz signs paperwork, making the agreement with Cerner Corp. official. GRU President Ricardo Azziz signs paperwork, making the agreement with Cerner Corp. official.

Georgia Regents Medical Center and Cerner Corp. are working together to use technology to lower health care costs. The 14-year agreement was announced Thursday. Some Georgia Regents Health System information technology staff will become Cerner associates starting Sept. 29 as part of the agreement. More>>

Education Watch

GRU to hold Autism, ADD, ADHD workshops Video included

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Georgia Regents University's College of Education is holding, for the first time, workshops to raise awareness and education on Autism, ADD, and ADHD.
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Richmond County

Police making a presence this Labor Day weekend

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With the 23rd annual DUI enforcement campaign,"Hands Across the Boarder” began Thursday night. Officials from Georgia and South Carolina came together to help build state-wide camaraderie, beforehand. More>>

Richmond County

Children's Hospital of Georgia kicks off Childhood Cancer Awareness Month early Video included

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September is NATIONAL Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. With the first of the month approaching, Georgia Regents University Children's Hospital of Georgia found a way to give pediatric cancer patients and their families a special way to raise awareness, Thursday.
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Richmond County

Traffic light down on Highland Avenue at Damascus Road

This street light is down on Highland Avenue at Damascus Road. This street light is down on Highland Avenue at Damascus Road.
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NBC 26 has a crew on the scene of a downed streetlight on Highland Avenue at Damascus Road.There is no word as of yet what caused the light to come down or when it will be fixed. Take precautions if you have to drive through this area. More>>

Local News

CSRA gun range owners taking extra precaution in wake of Arizona shooting instructor death

Owners os CSRA are taking extra precautions in the wake of the recent sad situation in Arizona. Owners os CSRA are taking extra precautions in the wake of the recent sad situation in Arizona.
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After a 9-year-old girl accidentally shooting her instructor with a fully-automatic gun made national headlines, local gun ranges in the CSRA are taking extra precautions to ensure safety.Buddy Lichty, the owner of S.H.A.R.P Shooters in Augusta, said safety is always a number one concern for them.
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Columbia County

Widening of Washington Road in Columbia County begins September 2nd Video included

This widenting of this section of Washington Road in Columbia County is set to begin Sept. 2. This widenting of this section of Washington Road in Columbia County is set to begin Sept. 2.
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After years of discussion, construction is finally set to begin on a section of Washington Road between William Few Parkway and Gibbs Road in Columbia County. More>>

Columbia County

UPDATE: Gas leak repaired, Old Petersburg Road now open

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According to Columbia County Emergency Director Pam Tucker, a small section of Old Petersburg Road at McCormick Road has been temporarily closed due to a natural gas leak on a main line at that location.
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Crime Alert

Suspect in Carrie Street shooting appears in court

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An Augusta man accused in the deadly shooting that killed one man and injured three others Sunday night appeared in court for the first time Wednesday. Robert Ivory Anderson heard the charges against him from a Magistrate Court judge.
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Nail polish as a rape prevention tool

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These four NC State students are onto something big."I'm ready for this nail polish! When is it coming? And how much is it?""I think it's a great idea!"We're talking about a nail polish called undercover colors that would change colors if dipped into a drink containing common types of date rape drugs."So this is how it's supposed to work. Say someone offers you a drink and you decide to accept it. At some point you can stir the contents of your drink like so and if your nail color changes you... More>>

Richmond County

Gas prices decline while travelers increase this Labor Day weekend

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As the Labor Day weekend gets closer, AAA predicts gas prices will get lower and the number of holiday travelers will be higher than prior years More>>

Richmond County

Business owners against proposed Richmond County alcohol license hike

The proposed alcohol ordinance changes could affect businesses like the Blue Sky Kitchen. The proposed alcohol ordinance changes could affect businesses like the Blue Sky Kitchen.
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The committee proposing changes to the alcohol ordinance haven't heard any opposition, but a local bar owner says that's because she wasn't aware of the public hearings. More>>

Political

Congressman Joe Wilson brings bus tour to Aiken

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Congressman Joe Wilson used his time off from Washington to check in with constituents in South Carolina's Second District. More>>

Crime Alert

Windsor man robbed at gunpoint in shower at Days Inn on Richland Avenue

Theresa Ryan and Taylor Pierpoint were arrested for allegedly robbing a man at the Days Inn on Richland Avenue in Aiken. Theresa Ryan and Taylor Pierpoint were arrested for allegedly robbing a man at the Days Inn on Richland Avenue in Aiken.
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A Windsor man says he was robbed at gunpoint by two women while he was in the shower at the Days Inn on Richland Avenue in Aiken. According to the incident report, two women came into the bathroom of the victim's room at the Days in and robbed him. More>>

Crime Alert

Dominique Sullivan, Hephzibah teen convicted of accidentally killing friend, sentenced

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Dominique Sullivan, the Hephzibah teenager who was charged with accidentally killing his friend in 2013, has been sentenced. Sullivan will spend 8 years behind bars and 5 additional years on probation for the crime. More>>

Aiken County

Tractor-trailer accident on I-20 sends one to the hospital

One truck involved in the accident crossed the median, struck a ditch, eventually hitting an embankment on Cumbee Trail Road. One truck involved in the accident crossed the median, struck a ditch, eventually hitting an embankment on Cumbee Trail Road.
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An early morning wreck between 2 tractor trailers has sent one driver to the hospital.It happened around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning in Aiken.The wreck started on I-20 east bound near mile marker 28.


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Crime Alert

Paine College rapist faces life in prison

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The man accused of raping a Paine College student has been sentenced.Agreeing to a plea deal, Jarius Dantzler will face life in prison plus another 20 years for several other cases.He's accused of raping the student in a bathroom of her all-girl dorm on campus, last year. More>>

Aiken County

UPDATE: 3-year-old girl dies after being hit by golf cart at Aiken Regional

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**UPDATE: 8/26 9:45am***According to a press release sent to NBC 26 by the Aiken County Coroner, the 3-year-old hit by a golf cart at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, has died.


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North Augusta

Giant sinkhole plaguing the greenway Video included

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If you've tried to use the Greenway recently you may have noticed its locked up. That's because of this massive sink whole right at the head of the trail."This hole initially started in February 2013."
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Columbia County

Columbia County Board of Education address overcrowding in classrooms Video included

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Columbia County Board of Education held a study session earlier this evening. They addressed some issues they've discovered early into this school year. A major one being classroom overcrowding. More>>

Braswell; Richmond County School Board candidate drops out

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District Two candidate Monique Braswell announced her withdrawal on Tuesday afternoon. She says her decision comes because of her health concerns and she wants to spend more time with her family. More>>

Columbia County

Columbia county $700,000 incentive retail project for Gateway area

The Gateway is one of Columbia County's newest and fastest-growing retail centers. The Gateway is one of Columbia County's newest and fastest-growing retail centers.
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Columbia County just approved a project for the Gateway area that comes with $700,000 in incentives. Only a few years ago, what is now known as the Gateway area was mostly trees and undeveloped land.
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Richmond County

Lane closures planned for River Watch Parkway later this week

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The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced rolling lane closures on River Watch Parkway in Richmond County. More>>

Your Money

RECALL: HP recalls notebook power cords due to overheating and fire risk

HP has recieved reports of this model of power cord overheating. HP has recieved reports of this model of power cord overheating.
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Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. More>>

Richmond County

UPDATE: Name of suspect arrested in Carrie Street shooting released

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UPDATE: On Monday, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office arrested a man whom they is responsible for a shooting on Carrie Street in Augusta Sunday night. However, the Sheriff's Office did not release the suspect's name until Tuesday afternoon. More>>

South Carolina

Computer problem leads to longer wait at SCDMV offices

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Expect extra long delays if you're headed to your local DMV office. The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles says it's having computer issues that have limited what services it can offer. More>>

StormTracker News

Summer 2014 in Augusta a little on the cool side; would've been considered warm a few decades ago Video included

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Meteorological summer is coming to a close, and other than the heat wave last week, it really hasn't been too hot this year. Meteorologist Rich Rogers looks back to previous years to find out if it really has been a cool summer by Augusta standards. More>>

Richmond County

Hephzibah Police Department gets new military equipment

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The extent to which local police in the U.S. have added military equipment is now something the White House is looking into, even in small towns like Hephzibah. President Obama has ordered a review of federal programs and funding that allows state and local law enforcement to acquire military equipment.NBC 26 asked Chief Flowers how this review will affect their department and got a tour of the types of equipment they have obtained through the military. He says even in small towns like Hephzi... More>>

Health Check

Report: No proof veterans died because of delays

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The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix More>>

Made in Georgia Carolina

Carolina Moon Distillery Video included

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"So good it will make a rabbit spit in a bulldogs face." Edgefield South Carolina is steeped in colorful history and apart of that history is the colorless adult beverage, Moonshine.
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Entertainment News

NBC 26 to air 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Video included

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Television's biggest stars will be dressed to the hilt tonight for the industry's biggest night - the Emmy Awards, which you can see right here on NBC 26. More>>

Richmond County

Mayor breaks tie, Augusta raises millage rate

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Augusta homeowners will pay more in property taxes. Monday, Augusta commissioners revisited a vote on increasing the millage rate that ended in a 5-5 tie. However, Mayor Deke Copenhaver used his vote to break the tie in favor of a 1.75 millage increase. More>>

Richmond County

Ben Hasan sworn in as Augusta District 6 Commissioner

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Ben Hasan is on the job a few months earlier. Augusta's District 6 commissioner was sworn in Monday to replace Joe Jackson, who resigned last week. More>>

Education Watch

Pringle accepts offer to be Richmond County Board of Education School Superintendent

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It will officially be in ink Monday; the Richmond County School System has a new school superintendent. More>>

Columbia County

Martinez business remains open as fire investigation continues

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Fire investigators are still trying to find out how a Columbia County business caught fire.  It happened Sunday around 3am at Augusta Linen Service.The business is located on Martinez Boulevard off Old Evans Road.  Officials with Augusta Linen Service say they will remain open as the investigation continues. More>>

Crime Alert

UPDATE: Augusta man arrested for allegedly setting his wife on fire

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Ronnie Jones was arrested around 10:30pm Sunday night in North Augusta. He is currently being held in their jail awaiting extradition to Richmond County.

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's help in locating a man wanted for allegedly setting his wife on fire. More>>

Fort Gordon Connection

Fort Gordon Connection: Fort Gordon - CSRA Community Expo this week Video included

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An event being held this week is working hard to help bridge the gap between military personnel and those within the community.

The annual Fort Gordon - CSRA Community Expo will be held Thursday, August 25th from 10am until 2pm at Gordon Conference and Catering Center.


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Richmond County

Domestic dispute sends one Richmond County man to the hospital

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Authorities with The Richmond County Sheriff's Office say a man shot his brother after the two were arguing over the same woman.
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US & National

California rocked by 6.0 magnitude earthquake

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The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years sent scores of people to hospitals, ignited fires, damaged multiple historic buildings and knocked out power to tens of thousands in California's wine country on Sunday. More>>

Richmond County

Metro Market Augusta opens on Broad Street Video included

Metro Market Augusta is located next to the Augusta Common on Broad Street. Metro Market Augusta is located next to the Augusta Common on Broad Street.
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There's a new shop in Downtown Augusta making quite the buzz around town. Metro Market Augusta is officially opened for business on Broad Street next to the Augusta Common on Friday. More>>

Restaurant Report Card

Restaurant Report Card showcases Yotopia in Evans; August 21, 2014

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This week's Restaurant Report Card showcases Yotopia in Evans and has the highest and lowest health scores of local eateries from August 11-15.
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  • North Augusta

    UPDATE: Murder investigation underway in North Augusta; wife charged

    UPDATE: Murder investigation underway in North Augusta; wife charged

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:04:10 GMT
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    A man is dead after being shot in North Augusta, Monday. His wife is now detained as a person of interest. North Augusta Public Safety responded to an emergency call shortly before noon Monday to a home on the 600 block of West Woodlawn Avenue in North Augusta. That's when they found the body of 63-year old, Stephen A. Morris, on the floor with a single gunshot wound to the head.
    A man is dead after being shot in North Augusta, Monday. His wife is now detained as a person of interest. North Augusta Public Safety responded to an emergency call shortly before noon Monday to a home on the 600 block of West Woodlawn Avenue in North Augusta. That's when they found the body of 63-year old, Stephen A. Morris, on the floor with a single gunshot wound to the head.
  • Crime Alert

    Suspect in Carrie Street shooting appears in court

    Suspect in Carrie Street shooting appears in court

    Thursday, August 28 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-08-28 15:02:49 GMT
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    An Augusta man accused in the deadly shooting that killed one man and injured three others Sunday night appeared in court for the first time Wednesday. Robert Ivory Anderson heard the charges against him from a Magistrate Court judge.
    An Augusta man accused in the deadly shooting that killed one man and injured three others Sunday night appeared in court for the first time Wednesday. Robert Ivory Anderson heard the charges against him from a Magistrate Court judge.
  • Crime Alert

    Windsor man robbed at gunpoint in shower at Days Inn on Richland Avenue

    Windsor man robbed at gunpoint in shower at Days Inn on Richland Avenue

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-08-27 21:51:18 GMT
    Theresa Ryan and Taylor Pierpoint were arrested for allegedly robbing a man at the Days Inn on Richland Avenue in Aiken.Theresa Ryan and Taylor Pierpoint were arrested for allegedly robbing a man at the Days Inn on Richland Avenue in Aiken.
    A Windsor man says he was robbed at gunpoint by two women while he was in the shower at the Days Inn on Richland Avenue in Aiken. According to the incident report, two women came into the bathroom of the victim's room at the Days in and robbed him.
    A Windsor man says he was robbed at gunpoint by two women while he was in the shower at the Days Inn on Richland Avenue in Aiken. According to the incident report, two women came into the bathroom of the victim's room at the Days in and robbed him.
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  • Entertainment

    COPS crew member killed in police shootout

    COPS crew member killed in police shootout

    Thursday, August 28 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 18:28:24 GMT
    Audio Technician Cortez Washington was killed in the crossfire between police and criminals while filming an episode of COPS.Audio Technician Cortez Washington was killed in the crossfire between police and criminals while filming an episode of COPS.
    Omaha police say "COPS" audio supervisor was caught in crossfire during armed robbery shootout.  Joe Chiodo reports.
    Omaha police say "COPS" audio supervisor was caught in crossfire during armed robbery shootout.  Joe Chiodo reports.
  • Entertainment News

    NBC 26 to air 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

    NBC 26 to air 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

    Monday, August 25 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-08-25 17:13:09 GMT
    Television's biggest stars will be dressed to the hilt tonight for the industry's biggest night - the Emmy Awards, which you can see right here on NBC 26.
    Television's biggest stars will be dressed to the hilt tonight for the industry's biggest night - the Emmy Awards, which you can see right here on NBC 26.
  • Entertainment

    US Treasury Department inspector finds celebrity trip to Cuba legal

    US Treasury Department inspector finds celebrity trip to Cuba legal

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:40:44 GMT
    Beyonce' and Jay-Z's trip to Cuba is found to be legal.Beyonce' and Jay-Z's trip to Cuba is found to be legal.
    The U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general has determined Jay-Z and Beyonce's fifth-anniversary trip to Cuba last year was legal.
    The U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general has determined Jay-Z and Beyonce's fifth-anniversary trip to Cuba last year was legal.
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  • Laura Coble wins GSGA Senior Women's Championship

    Laura Coble wins GSGA Senior Women's Championship

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-08-27 19:52:39 GMT
    Laura Coble of Augusta wins the GSGA Senior Women's Championship at even-par 144 (71-73), four strokes ahead of Brenda Pictor of Marietta, who finished at 4-over-par 148 (72-76) for runner-up honors. The 17th annual competition was played at Big Canoe Golf Club, August 25-26. Coble's 1-under-par 71 in the opening round was the only score posted in red numbers throughout the 36-hole championship, as she finished with an even-par total. This was the first senior women's competition Coble has ...
    Laura Coble of Augusta wins the GSGA Senior Women's Championship at even-par 144 (71-73), four strokes ahead of Brenda Pictor of Marietta, who finished at 4-over-par 148 (72-76) for runner-up honors. The 17th annual competition was played at Big Canoe Golf Club, August 25-26. Coble's 1-under-par 71 in the opening round was the only score posted in red numbers throughout the 36-hole championship, as she finished with an even-par total. This was the first senior women's competition Coble has ...
  • Local Sports

    Two golfers with local connections try for US Amateur win in Atlanta

    Two golfers with local connections try for US Amateur win in Atlanta

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-08-14 00:05:40 GMT
    NBC 26 Sports Director Brendan Robertson is in Atlanta for the U-S Amateur championship with a look at two local golfers competing with very different approaches.Brendan: "Here at the Atlanta Athletic Club a pair of locals making their way to the Match Play portion of the 2014 US Amateur Championship.
    NBC 26 Sports Director Brendan Robertson is in Atlanta for the U-S Amateur championship with a look at two local golfers competing with very different approaches.Brendan: "Here at the Atlanta Athletic Club a pair of locals making their way to the Match Play portion of the 2014 US Amateur Championship.
  • Evans' Austin Vick is low local at U.S. Amateur Championship

    Evans' Austin Vick is low local at U.S. Amateur Championship

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-08-12 02:02:34 GMT
    Local collegian Jimmy Beck, 21, of Columbus, Ga., Sam Horsfield, 17, of England, and Taylor Moore, 21 of Edmond, Okla., each shot 6 under par Monday at Atlanta Athletic Club to share the lead after the first day of stroke-play qualifying at the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship. Beck, a Kennesaw State senior who won the 2013 Georgia State Amateur and finished second in the 2014 Georgia Open, tallied seven birdies against one bogey to shoot 65 on the 7,374-yard, par-71 Highlands Course. Horsfield...
    Local collegian Jimmy Beck, 21, of Columbus, Ga., Sam Horsfield, 17, of England, and Taylor Moore, 21 of Edmond, Okla., each shot 6 under par Monday at Atlanta Athletic Club to share the lead after the first day of stroke-play qualifying at the 2014 U.S. Amateur Championship. Beck, a Kennesaw State senior who won the 2013 Georgia State Amateur and finished second in the 2014 Georgia Open, tallied seven birdies against one bogey to shoot 65 on the 7,374-yard, par-71 Highlands Course. Horsfield...
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  • Entertainment

    SLIDESHOW: Comic Con

    SLIDESHOW: Comic Con

    Comic Con 2014 is over and done with, and NBC 26 has two honorary field reporters who will be sending back photos, videos, and much more from the hustle and bustle of sunny San Diego! Check out these photos of the convention.
    Comic Con 2014 is over and done with, and NBC 26 has two honorary field reporters who will be sending back photos, videos, and much more from the hustle and bustle of sunny San Diego! Check out these photos of the convention.
  • Entertainment

    SLIDESHOW: Comic Con Celebrities

    SLIDESHOW: Comic Con Celebrities

    Comic Con 2014 is over and done with, and NBC 26 has two honorary field reporters who will be sending back photos, videos, and much more from the hustle and bustle of sunny San Diego! Check out these photos of the convention.
    Comic Con 2014 is over and done with, and NBC 26 has two honorary field reporters who will be sending back photos, videos, and much more from the hustle and bustle of sunny San Diego! Check out these photos of all the celebrities that our reporters caught on camera.
  • Entertainment

    SLIDESHOW: Comic Con Costumes

    SLIDESHOW: Comic Con Costumes

    Comic Con 2014 is over and done with, and NBC 26 has two honorary field reporters who will be sending back photos, videos, and much more from the hustle and bustle of sunny San Diego! Check out these photos of the convention.
    Comic Con 2014 is over and done with, and NBC 26 has two honorary field reporters who will be sending back photos, videos, and much more from the hustle and bustle of sunny San Diego! Check out these photos of all the fans in costumes.
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  • Richmond County

    New Fellowship Baptist Church sign causing confrontation with city of Grovetown

    New Fellowship Baptist Church sign causing confrontation with city of Grovetown

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-09-02 18:41:16 GMT
    A new LED sign at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Grovetown is causing problems for city officials and church members. Church member Melissa Bosanko says that for the past several weeks, city officials and the church pastor have been at odds over the sign's size and LED lighting.
    A new LED sign at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Grovetown is causing problems for city officials and church members. Church member Melissa Bosanko says that for the past several weeks, city officials and the church pastor have been at odds over the sign's size and LED lighting.
  • Richmond County

    Whole Foods and Home Goods on Washington Road announce opening dates

    Whole Foods and Home Goods on Washington Road announce opening dates

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:30:03 GMT
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    According to their Facebook page, Whole Foods on Washington Road in Augusta is set to open September 23, 2014. It was announced earlier in 2014 that Whole Foods would be opening a store in Augusta, but that location is set to open sooner than many thought.
    According to their Facebook page, Whole Foods on Washington Road in Augusta is set to open September 23, 2014. It was announced earlier in 2014 that Whole Foods would be opening a store in Augusta, but that location is set to open sooner than many thought.
  • North Augusta

    UPDATE: Murder investigation underway in North Augusta; wife charged

    UPDATE: Murder investigation underway in North Augusta; wife charged

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    A man is dead after being shot in North Augusta, Monday. His wife is now detained as a person of interest. North Augusta Public Safety responded to an emergency call shortly before noon Monday to a home on the 600 block of West Woodlawn Avenue in North Augusta. That's when they found the body of 63-year old, Stephen A. Morris, on the floor with a single gunshot wound to the head.
    A man is dead after being shot in North Augusta, Monday. His wife is now detained as a person of interest. North Augusta Public Safety responded to an emergency call shortly before noon Monday to a home on the 600 block of West Woodlawn Avenue in North Augusta. That's when they found the body of 63-year old, Stephen A. Morris, on the floor with a single gunshot wound to the head.
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