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GBI investigates officer shooting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 10:02am

According to a GBI news release, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office received a call about 7:58 p.m. indicating a suicidal person was walking near Baker Place Road. A DNR ranger, who has not been identified, conducting an unrelated investigation in the area was alerted to the suicidal subject and made contact with him.

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Murder charge for woman after infant death

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 8:43am


A 31-year-old woman is facing a murder charge after police say she left her infant god-daughter in a vehicle for several hours on Sunday.

Latoya Louise Bell was booked into the Richmond County jail today on charges of murder and cruelty to children in the second degree.

Coroner Mark Bowen said Ja’Karheyonna Houges-Double, 8 months old, was taken to University Hospital Sunday afternoon by her great-grandmother when attempts to revive the infant failed. The baby was pronounced deceased at 6:15 p.m.

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Ft. Gordon gate delays expected

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 09/21/2015 - 6:17am

Fort Gordon’s new Automated Installation Entry system might cause some delays when it goes live today, officials said.

Department of Defense personnel should expect a 10- to 15-second delay when using the system for the first time while the card re-authenticates. Instead of swiping, the card will be scanned by placing the barcode beneath the reader.

Other people, such as contractors and business representatives, will need to reapply for an access card.

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