COLUMBIA — After a North Augusta police officer shot and killed a driver in 2014, he told investigators the man had grabbed his gun – but a newly released investigative file reveals that the driver’s DNA was not found on the muzzle of the officer’s weapon.
And a police dashcam video shows the unarmed driver appeared to briefly wave his empty hands out his window seconds before the shooting.
CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home Thursday in suburban Minneapolis. He was 57.
The ZZ Top concert planned for May 4 at Bell Auditorium has been postponed until October while one of the band members recovers from an injury.
ZZ Top’s concert dates on the current tour have been postponed through May 7. The Augusta date has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 26.
Tickets for the May 4 show will be honored for the Oct. 26 concert, however, refunds will be issued at the point of purchase until 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, according to a news release issued today from Spectra Venue Management.
WAYNESBORO, Ga. — Bond was denied Wednesday for a former Aiken County man linked to the disappearance of a Florida priest and facing a charge of malice murder.
Steven James Murray, 28, now of Jacksonville, Fla., appeared in court in Burke County because that’s where remains, believed to be the Rev. Rene Robert, of St. Augustine, were found Monday. Murray had led authorities to the body, but authorities requested dental records before making a positive identification. That could happen Thursday.
More than 170 volunteers are expected to pick up trash Saturday during the fifth annual “Harrisburg Clean and Green” Day.
The nonprofit group Turn Back the Block organizes the clean-up as part of its larger effort to revitalize the historic mill village, said Christel Jiles, executive director.
Volunteers will collect trash along every street and alley throughout the neighborhood, she said. Live music, refreshements and kids activities will follow and the 9 a.m. event starts and ends at Martha Lester School on Broad Street.
WASHINGTON — Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin as among the iconic faces of U.S. currency.
The $20 bill will be redesigned with Tubman’s portrait on the front, marking two historic milestones, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced Wednesday. She will be the first African-American on U.S. paper money and the first woman depicted in 100 years.
ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday that he’s been assured that federal funding will be adequate to keep on schedule the deepening of the Savannah River even though it’s less than he wanted. He also announced a new study finding that state funds will reduce congestion delays on highways statewide.
The comments came as Deal spoke at the Georgia Logistics Summit, an annual conference for the shipping industry.