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New Orleans police officer shot and killed while on patrol

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:01pm
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NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans police officer was shot and killed early Friday, ambushed while getting out of a patrol car to investigate something which had aroused suspicions on the city’s east side, police said. Read more

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Trump to issue stop-payment order on health care subsidies

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:53am
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WASHINGTON — In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. Read more

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Fans in low places: Sound woes mar Garth Brooks show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:40am
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ATLANTA — Fans at the first big concert at Atlanta’s gleaming new sports arena say a screeching sound made it impossible to hear country music star Garth Brooks’ lyrics — even though they knew all the words to his songs.

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Columbia County Sheriff’s Office seeking suspect who used stolen credit card

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 9:16am
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect who used a stolen credit card at a local store.

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Candidate says mayor’s political post made her feel bullied

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:18pm
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Grovetown Mayor Gary Jones is standing behind a politically charged Facebook post he called “exposure” of two candidates running for city council, prompting one to say she felt bullied by him. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Abbigail Lennon

Kirby: Golf, productivity aren’t always a good match

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:40pm
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We’re a golf town and like to sing the praises of this challenging sport. Most of the people I know play on the weekends or perhaps on vacation. But there are others, well-paid and open to less restrictive daily schedules, who tout golf as a business necessity. Read more

Staff Writer Bill Kirby

Rants and raves

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:37pm
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Faces of Survival: Cheryl Elms

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 9:18pm
News We Think Pink

Cheryl Elms worked to keep her sense of humor throughout her cancer treatment. Read more

Correspondent Photos Charmain Z. Brackett

Richmond County schools announce teacher of the year finalists

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:07pm
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The Richmond County School System will celebrate its top teachers at a banquet on Nov. 2. Read more

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Man still wanted for attack, victim still in hospital

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 6:16pm
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An Augusta man accused of nearly beating a woman to death is still on the run Thursday. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

DOE replaces Savannah River Remediation as liquid waste contractor at SRS

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 5:59pm
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The U.S. Department of Energy has replaced Savannah River Remediation as the liquid waste contractor for Savannah River Site. Read more

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200 construction workers laid off from MOX project

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 5:05pm
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About 200 MOX project construction workers were laid off recently by contractor CB&I at Savannah River Site. Read more

Staff Writer Photos James Folker

10 arrested at LSU in drinking death of Georgia teen

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:23pm
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BATON ROUGE, La. - Ten people were arrested Wednesday on misdemeanor hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge whose blood-alcohol content was more than six times the legal limit for driving, officials said. Read more

Associated Press Photos Michael Kunzelman

Equifax takes down customer service page after new hack

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:19pm
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NEW YORK — Equifax has taken down one of its web pages after reports that another part of its web site had been hacked as well. Read more

AP Business Writer Photos Ken Sweet

City of Columbus settles lawsuit over policy in domestic violence cases

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:18pm
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ATLANTA — A judge has approved a class action settlement of a federal lawsuit against a Georgia city that was collecting a fee from people who declined to participate in domestic violence prosecutions. Read more

Associated Press Photos Kate Brumback

AU uses ‘Capture the Flag’ challenge to sharpen students’ cyber skills

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:00pm
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Teams of students around different tables at the J. Harold Harrison Education Commons competed Thursday to break into a computer network and then tried to prevent others from getting in as part of a challenge during the Cyber Georgia @ Augusta University event. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

VA seeking registered nurses

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 2:23pm
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The Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center is conducting a hiring event Tuesday from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Uptown campus, room 3B125. The VA is seeking registered nurses, preferably those with a bachelor of science in nursing. Read more

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Augusta man’s probation revoked in robbery cases

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 1:43pm
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Erick Porter spent 10 years behind bars for armed robbery. He was free less than a year before he was arrested for robbery by intimidation. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Sandy Hodson

Community acitivist to host viewing of missing teen case, discuss missing persons in the area

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 1:37pm
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The case of a missing Augusta teen was recently featured on a popular crime show. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Nefeteria Brewster

Pharmaceutical company seeking buyer for local plant

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:18pm
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A pharmaceutical company is seeking a buyer for its Augusta plant that employs hundreds of people. Read more

Staff Writer Photos Joe Hotchkiss