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Authorities decline to release dashcam video in South Carolina teen's death

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 2:12pm


SENECA, S.C. — South Carolina authorities have declined a TV station’s request to release video from a police cruiser related to the shooting death of a 19-year-old by a police officer.

WYFF reports ( ) that the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division declined a Freedom of Information Act request to release dashcam video.

An e-mail on Friday denying the station’s request notes that the video is part of an ongoing investigation for which no arrests have been made.

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Thousands participate in Augusta's 'March for Jesus' rally

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 12:59pm

As soon as Wouter Ceyssens heard about the March for Jesus, he knew he wanted his whole family to participate.

Watching Saturday’s activities on Augusta Common, he said he was happy to be part of an event that “really united us Christians in Christ’s love.”

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Driver license process altered today

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 08/15/2015 - 10:49am

ATLANTA – People seeking a new or renewed driver’s license who don’t have a birth certificate or passport  won’t be able to today, state officials announced.

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Aiken public safety chief returns to work following suspension

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 08/14/2015 - 8:39pm

Aiken Public Safety Chief Charles Barranco returned to work Friday after serving a three-day suspension, according to media reports.

The suspension stemmed from the mishandling of a missing persons case in which family members filed a missing persons report for someone who actually was in jail at the time. Allegedly, the department failed to recognize that the person was in custody when the family contacted it to file the report since records were missing.

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