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Man found dead on Cooney Circle

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 05/15/2016 - 1:15pm


Richmond County sheriff’s deputies are investigating after a 29-year-old man was found dead Sunday morning on Cooney Circle near T.W. Josey High School.

Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose identified the victim as Marion Terry. The cause of death has not been determined, and the body will be sent to the crime lab in Atlanta for an autopsy, the coroner said.

Deputies were called to the scene about 9 a.m. and remained at the site for some time.

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Official: Pilot dies in crash during performance at airshow

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 7:30pm

ATLANTA — A pilot was killed Saturday when his biplane crashed while performing a stunt at a metro Atlanta airshow.

The pilot crashed and died while flying in tandem with another plane during an aerial acrobatics stunt Saturday afternoon at the Good Neighbor Day Open House Airshow at DeKalb Peachtree Airport, said DeKalb County Public Information Officer Sheira Campbell. The airport is about 11 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta

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Atlanta police say $190,000 taken in armored truck robbery

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 3:20pm

ATLANTA — Police in Atlanta are looking for two men they say robbed an armored truck, making off with a significant amount of money.

Local news media report two men armed with handguns approached the armored truck shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday. Police say the men stole $190,000 in cash and a security guard’s duty weapon before fleeing on foot.

Police say no one was injured during the robbery.

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Man killed in Wilkes County shooting

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 05/14/2016 - 2:42pm

Authorities are investigating an early morning fatal shooting in Wilkes County.

About 1 a.m. Saturday, deputies responded to Alabama Street in Washington, Ga., and found Darrius J. Wilkinson, of Lincolnton, unresponsive in the road. According to a news release, Wilkinson was taken to Wills Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by the Wilkes County coroner at 2:15 a.m.

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28 illegal guns seized in Richmond County program's first week

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 5:47pm

Nearly 30 illegal guns have been taken off the streets in the first week of the Sun’s Out Guns Out operation by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

“We are very pleased with the start of the campaign,” Lt. Allan Rollins said.

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Former Aiken resident denied bond in Florida priest's slaying

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 5:06pm


The former Aiken resident accused of murder in the fatal shooting of a Florida priest in April was denied bond Friday.

Steven J. Murray, 28, appeared briefly in Burke County Superior Court, where he could face trial on murder and other charges in the killing of the Rev. Rene Robert of St. Augustine, Fla. Murray will await possible indictment and trial in jail.

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Taliaferro County deputy arrested in gambling raid

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 3:37pm


A Taliaferro County sheriff’s deputy was one of 14 arrested during a commercial gambling raid Thursday in Warren County by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

According to a GBI press release, warrants were issued at five locations in Warrenton, Camak and Norwood in Warren County for violation of Georgia’s commercial gambling laws.

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Police seeking 3 in iPhones theft

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 1:34pm

Police are seeking three people who stole nearly $4,000 in iPhones from the Apple store on Thursday.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report, two men and a woman entered the store at Augusta Mall, 3450 Wrightsboro Road, just before 11 a.m. and took five iPhone 6S models. A store manager told police they removed the security sensors from the back of the phones and bypassed them so the alarm would not go off.



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UGA football player kicked off team after third drug arrest

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 05/13/2016 - 1:31pm


ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia has booted defensive lineman Chauncey Rivers off the football team after a third drug-related arrest.

Rivers was already suspended for three games to start the season before his third arrest for marijuana possession on Wednesday in DeKalb County. A third violation of Georgia’s drug policy triggers a dismissal.

Rivers is facing four charges in the case, according to county online judicial records.

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