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Aiken Teen Uses Ketchup to Fake Suicide & Scare Parents

Tyler Redd

An 18-year-old Aiken man who was threatening to kill himself was found in the kitchen of his parents’ home Thursday night, lying on the floor covered with ketchup and holding a knife. Tyler Redd apparently wanted his parents to think he had tried to commit suicide, an Aiken County Sheriff’s ...

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Couple is Sneaky in Stealing Speaker from Grovetown Walmart


Do you recognize this couple? Columbia County authorities say they stole a UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker from the Grovetown Walmart. The theft was not on video. Store officials said the subjects walked to an area of the store that does not have video. A store employee says she could not stop them ...

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Wad of Counterfeits Used at CVS Pharmacy


Authorities need your help to identify a suspect who used 27 counterfeit bills at the CVS Pharmacy in Martinez. A manager said the man first came into the store last Monday and used a counterfeit $20 bill to buy a drink. Once the cashier accepted the bill, the same man ...

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3 Photos You Must See From Saturday’s Augusta March


A peaceful march in Augusta today against police brutality brought hundreds to the downtown area. But in light of the recent national events, three images taken by photographer Triston Bowie seemed to stand out. Bowie said he was on the only photographer around when a black protester suddenly left the ...

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New Mugshot: Augusta Fireworks Shooter Moved From Hospital to Jail


Augusta fireworks shooter Clinton Coleman was moved Friday from the hospital to jail, where he frowned for an updated mugshot that highlights the gunshot wound to his face. Clinton Lamont Coleman, 30, also appears to have eye injuries, which could have resulted from personal trainer Joshua Austin’s heroic actions to tackle the ...

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Dallas Killings Statement from Sheriff Roundtree


Sheriff Richard Roundtree on Dallas police killings: “My heartfelt sympathy and condolences go out to all of the family members of the individuals who lost their live this past week. Grief does not distinguish between black and white or Law Enforcement and civilians but as the Chief Law Enforcement Official ...

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Aiken Man Arrested for Distributing Child Porn


An Aiken man was charged Thursday with distributing child pornography over an online file-sharing network, authorities said. Stephen Rodgers, 39, of Aiken, was charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of minors, according to a press release from S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson. “Investigators state that Rodgers was involved in distributing ...

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