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Body of Ga. airman found after typhoon

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:56pm



ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — U.S. military officials in Japan say the body of an airman stationed in Georgia has been recovered after a typhoon wave swept him and two others into the ocean.


Officials at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa said Tuesday that the man’s body was found about a mile and a half from the shore. Military officials haven’t released the man’s identity and say they’re working to notify his relatives.


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Aiken police seeking suspect in Whiskey Road Walmart parking lot robbery

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:32pm


Aiken police are seeking a suspect in the armed robbery of a woman in the Wal-mart parking lot on Whiskey Road in August.

Cortavious Darshun Johnson, 23, of Augusta, is wanted on a charge of armed robbery by the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Police said Johnson approached a woman who was sitting in her vehicle at Walmart on Aug. 1 and demanded money at gunpoint.

The woman handed over an undisclosed amount of money and her cell phone. He was seen leaving the scene in a white vehicle.

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District Attorney files for death penalty in church slaying

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:53pm


The district attorney has filed her intention to seek the death penalty against a Florida man accused in the Aug. 14 shooting outside a Columbia County church that left a man dead.

District Attorney Ashley Wright filed the papers in the case against Daniel Nelson Robinson, 21, with the Columbia County Clerk of Court’s office on Oct. 1.

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Atlanta airport gives out Ebola info to some travelers

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:16pm


ATLANTA — Authorities at Atlanta’s airport are distributing information about Ebola to passengers arriving from countries where the disease has been detected.


U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Sean Crep says agents have been distributing a flier produced by the Centers for Disease Control and Protection to anyone arriving from one of those countries or anyone else who asks for information.


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Ft. Stewart soldiers on Ebola mission

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:04pm


SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A small group of Fort Stewart soldiers will deploy to West Africa to aid in the region’s fight against Ebola, the Pentagon announced.


Soldiers with the Coastal Georgia Army post’s 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion were among the 1,800 identified by the Defense Department to deploy soon to the region that’s been plagued by a large outbreak of the deadly virus. The World Health Organization estimates Ebola has killed more than 3,400 people.


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