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Murder -Suicide Aiken

Aiken Couple Dead in Murder-Suicide

An Aiken couple are dead this morning from an apparent murder-suicide, authorities say. Preliminary indications are that 62-year-old James Tomac shot his wife Teresa, 44, and then killed himself, according to Aiken County Coron...
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North Augusta Fire Kills 2; Cause is Under Investigation

Aiken County authorities are investigating the cause of a house fire that killed two people in North Augusta home on Wednesday night. The names of the dead have not been released, pending notification of kin. But authorities sa...
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Roundtree: Inmates Will Use Video for Initial Appearances

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree announced today that inmates will no longer be transported to court for initial appearances and hearings. It will be done over video. “In an effort to modernize the court hearing ...
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Robert Caviston

Man Kills Elderly Mom & Sets House on Fire in Augusta

Richmond County authorities have booked a local man on murder and arson charges in the bizarre death of his elderly mother. Robert “Bob” Caviston, 56, was booked into the jail early Sunday in the death of 92-year-ol...
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Augusta Man: I Killed My Mom & Set Her House on Fire

An Augusta woman is dead and her son claims he killed her before setting her house on fire on Wicklow Drive, according to Richmond County authorities. Authorities were first called to the home for a “white male subject ly...
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Shooting victims

2 Dead in Shootout in Augusta; Drug-Related

(ARREST INFO BELOW) Two people are dead after a triple shooting in Augusta on Monday night and persons of interest are in custody, authorities said. Jerald Carter Jr., 17, of Augusta (left picture), and  Ian Roberts, 21, of A...
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Williams Burns Murder Suspects

2 Men Charged in Augusta Murder; No Motive

Two men were charged Friday morning with murder in Wednesday’s shooting death of 20-year-old Javarius Walthour on Cornell Street in Augusta. Demarco Mandrell Williams, 34. (left) and Jeffrey Houston Burns, 54 (right), are...
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Javarius Walthour victim

Augusta Man Found Shot to Death on Cornell Street

Richmond County authorities are looking for a killer. Javarius Donte Walthour, 20, of Inez Street, Augusta, was found shot to death on Cornell Street in Augusta at 8 p.m. Wednesday. At the same time, deputies were called to sho...
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