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Cops Arrest Man in Augusta’s Last Murder of 2017


An Augusta man was fatally shot in the final hours of 2017 and authorities made a quick arrest in the murder. Anthony Kyle Butler, 20, has been charged with murder in Sunday night’s shooting death of 22-year-old Michael “Coop” Cooper (pictured at right from Facebook). Deputies responded to gunfire at Sierra ...

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Martinez Teacher Beats Preschool Child with American Flag Pole

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A Martinez preschool teacher has been arrested after a 4-year-old pupil said she beat him with an American flag pole, authorities said. Shannon McCune, 27 (pictured), was charged Friday with two counts of cruelty to children – causing excessive physical or mental pain.  She remains in jail under a $35,200 bond. ...

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1 Dead in Augusta Shooting; 1 in Custody


Richmond County authorities have a person in custody Saturday after an early morning shooting in Augusta. Quintin Watkins, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, Coroner Mark Bowen said. Just after midnight Saturday, emergency responders were dispatched to the 2300 block of Patrick Avenue in reference to ...

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