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Pair Shoots Hephzibah Man Five Times & Leaves Body in Shed

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A pair of Richmond County friends were charged Monday in the death of a Hephzibah man whose body was found dumped in a shed with five gunshots. Vaughn Austin Verdi, 23, of Augusta (above left), and William Krepps, 23, of Hephzibah, were both charged with murder and weapon possession in ...

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Arrested: Harlem Middle Teacher Asks Student for ‘Booty’ Shot

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A Harlem Middle School teacher was arrested Friday for allegedly asking a young girl in his class to send him a “booty” shot, authorities said. Joseph “J.J.” Scalise Jr., 46, of Dearing, was charged wth sexual exploitation of a minor. (Mugshot above; Facebook photo at right.) The victim, a 14-year-old ...

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GBI to Investigate Mental Patient’s Death in RCSO Patrol Car

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A mentally-disturbed person who was being transported to Augusta University Medical Center for an evaluation Sunday died during the trip, sparking a GBI investigation. Deputies answered a lunchtime call to Cardwell Street in Hephzibah about a 32-year-old mentally-disturbed person, according to a press release from sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Shane McDaniel Sr. From ...

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Aiken Police Seek Identity of Man Shot on Kershaw Street

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Do you know this man? If so, Aiken police need your help locating him. On June 1, Aiken Department of Public Safety officers responded to a shooting at the 100 block of Kershaw Street. Two victims initially were located but further investigation revealed a third male who did not make ...

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Who is He? Suspect Pleasures Himself Near Coolers in Augusta Store

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Gross! This guy was pictured pleasuring himself near the coolers inside the OK Mart convenience store on Friday morning, according to Richmond County authorities. The man entered the Augusta store at 2301 Lumpkin about 8:41 a.m., walked to the cooler area, exposed himself and started pleasuring himself for about 8 ...

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BAC for Martinez Mom Who Injured Six Kids in Wreck: .451

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A Martinez mom with an outrageous amount of alcohol in her system has been jailed in Friday’s accident that injured six children who were unrestrained in her car, authorities said. Tara McConnell, 46, was charged Monday with DUI, reckless driving, failure to yield, six counts of failure to restrain children, ...

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