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Feds probe Ga. drug raid

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:59pm




ATLANTA — Federal prosecutors say they’re reviewing a law enforcement raid on a northeast Georgia home that seriously injured a toddler when a flash grenade detonated in his playpen.


U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Sally Quillian Yates said Tuesday that federal authorities are participating in the investigation into the late May raid that injured Bounkham Phonesavanh, who was 19 months old at the time.


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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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