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Man shot during home invasion will be charged

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:15am


Police say a man shot during a home invasion at Butler Creek mobile home park Friday morning will be arrested when he gets out of the hospital.

Eric James Harlan, 26, was shot once in the stomach after he kicked in the door of a home on the 3000 block of Lucas Circle while in possession of a knife.

Harlan faces charges of aggravated assault, burglary in the first degree and possession of a knife during the commission of a crime.

Just before 8 a.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies answered a report of a home invasion in which a person had been shot.

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Augusta VA reports more adverse incidents in care

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:16am


As it works to get patients off waiting lists for appointments, the Charlie Norwood Vete­rans Affairs Medical Center confirmed Thursday five new incidents of patients being seriously injured or dying this year because of mistakes in care.

The incidents, first reported by the conservative news site The Washington Free Bea­con, are believed to be separate from the three cancer-related deaths reported last November in the Augusta hospital’s gastrointestinal clinic.

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Southern Nationals returns to Augusta this weekend

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:16am

After high water forced the cancellation of last year’s Augusta Southern Nationals, the annual drag-race boat tournament returns this weekend to Augusta.

The event – scheduled today through Sunday – is expected to attract 100 boats from across the country and bring an estimated $2 million to the local economy.

“Prior to 2013, we hosted this tournament for 27 straight years,” said Dayton Sherrouse, the executive director of the Augusta Canal Authority.

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