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Help Identify Limping Lady & Thieving Partner

This man and woman shoplifted a bunch of stuff from the Dollar General in Columbia County. He shoved a package of T-shirts and some boxers in his shorts and she took cans of air freshener into her purse, which was already full ...
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At GRU: Young Mom Tapes Mouth of Toddler

Officials at GRU Hospital have filed charges against a young mother who taped the mouth of her 2-year-old son to keep him quiet, according to authorities. Stephanie Harris, 21, of Albany, Ga., was at the hospital Sunday when a ...
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Meloni Williams

Evans Day Care Worker Arrested for Abusing Boy, 4

An Evans day care worker has been charged with battery and fired after allegedly abusing a 4-year-old boy in an incident captured on video. Meloni Satin Williams, 32, of Augusta, was charged last Thursday with misdemeanor batte...
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What Happened to All the Mugshots on Our Site?

If you’re wondering what happened to all the mugshots on, here’s the answer: The mugshots we posted were pulled directly from the jail websites operated by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office...
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Tyrafred Campbell

Inmate Arrested in Death at Augusta State Medical Prison

A criminal arrest warrant for the offense of murder was issued Wednesday for Tyrafred Amira Campbell in the prison murder of Shannon Levi Grier. The killing occurred June 29 at Augusta State Medical Prison. Campbell is currentl...
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Leslie Murphy

Bloodhound Tracking Team Captures Wanted Suspect

The Aiken Bloodhounds have done it again. Officers were trying to arrest a drug suspect in Beech Island on Wednesday morning when the man ran into the woods. Leslie Alan Murphy, 37, was spotted at 303 Church Road, but he ran in...
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Aulstin Beard

94 MPH: North Augusta Driver Charged in January Deaths

Authorities have filed reckless homicide charges against a North Augusta man who allegedly caused the death of two friends in January by wrecking while driving 94 mph in a 45 mph zone. Aulstin Beard, 21, was booked on Monday on...
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Father-Son Wanted

Father & Son Sought After Fleeing Aiken Police

Aiken Public Safety is requesting the communities’ assistance in locating a father and son who fled officers. Ernest Simpkins, 44 (left) and Jalen Simpkins, 21, both of Graniteville, are being sought. Ernest Simpkins is wante...
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