UPDATE: Riverwatch reopened to traffic after gas leak

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:32pm
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The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office has reopened part of Riverwatch Parkway that was closed because of a natural gas leak.

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One in custody, three more wanted in connection to vehicle theft

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 6:23pm
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A man is in police custody after leading deputies on a chase in a stolen vehicle.

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Committee hearing at AU discusses increasing healthcare role of advanced practice nurses

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:38pm
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With a lack of health care providers in Georgia, the state could increase access by turning out more advanced practice nurses and using them in more innovative ways, a Georgia Senate Study Committee heard Monday

Read more Staff Writer Photos Tom Corwin

High school students in Richmond County get connected as part of Sprint 1Million Project

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 5:09pm
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More than 500 high schoolers in the Richmond County School System will soon join 1 million others expected to be connected online as part of a new initiative by Sprint.

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Eight players suspended after North Augusta, South Aiken fight

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:56pm
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Aiken County Public Schools announced Monday that disciplinary action will be taken after a post-game brawl between North Augusta and South Aiken on Friday.

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State of emergency declared ahead of white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech at University of Florida

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:38pm
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Citing past clashes and protests, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in advance of a speech white nationalist Richard Spencer is scheduled to give at the University of Florida.

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Columbia County man sentenced to prison for molesting child

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:35pm
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A Columbia County man pleaded guilty Monday to reduced child molestation charges.

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Researchers discover vulnerability affecting Wi-Fi security

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:32pm
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Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device.

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Aquinas, AU students team up for music video

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:29pm
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When Augusta University Assistant Professor Matthew Buzzell was approached by Los Angeles-based band Luna to direct a music video, most probably expected the video to feature the band.

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5 arrests in 1983 case authorities say was motivated by race

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:20pm
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SUNNY SIDE, Ga. — After reopening a cold case, authorities in Georgia have arrested five people — including two law enforcement officials — in a killing they say was racially motivated.

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Augusta man pleads to reduced charges in gang rape case

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:18pm
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One of four young men accused of raping two women pleaded guilty to reduced charges Monday instead of facing a jury.

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Former prison guard pleads guilty to bringing marijuana for inmates

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:12pm
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A former guard at the Augusta State Medical Prison pleaded guilty Monday to taking marijuana into the prison to sell to inmates.

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Hospital: No transplant for boy until donor dad follows law

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 2:02pm
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ATLANTA — A mother says an Atlanta hospital is unfairly punishing her 2-year-old son because of his father’s mistakes.

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Religious freedom group reports Christian proselytizing forced on some soldiers at Fort Gordon barbecue

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:25pm
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A religious freedom organization is calling on post leadership at Fort Gordon to take action after some soldiers reported they were forced to undergo fundamentalist Christian proselytizing by an Army chaplain during a Saturday “spiritual” barbecue.

Read more Staff Writer Photos Susan McCord

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 1:03pm
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was captured and held by the Taliban for five years after walking away from his post in Afghanistan, pleaded guilty Monday to desertion and endangering his comrades — charges that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life.

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Two men in custody after burglary and police chase in Columbia County

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:00pm
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Two Georgia men are in custody after a police chase Sunday following a burglary at a residence on Collins Road.

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Michaux: New chairman has the knowledge, power to change Augusta National layout

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:04am
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For the first time since Bobby Jones built his dream golf course, a real golfer is in charge of Augusta National Golf Club.

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Ridley begins chairmanship of Augusta National, Masters

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:00am
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The newest chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament is already making changes.

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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigating Sunday shooting on Glenn Hills Drive

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:57am
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The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drive-by shooting on Glenn Hills Drive that left a man injured.

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Scientists witness huge cosmic crash, find origins of gold

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:26am
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WASHINGTON — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.

Read more AP Science Writer Photos Seth Borenstein