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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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26-year-old killed in Deans Bridge Road crash

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 7:01pm

A 26-year-old man is dead after a traffic accident in Richmond County on Thursday afternoon.

Brandon Whitaker, of the 3100 block of Blackmon Court, was taken to Augusta University Medical Center and pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m., according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.

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Hephzibah man wins Harley on scratch-off ticket

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 2:31pm

A Hephzibah man is cruising on a new Harley after scratching off a win on an instant lottery ticket.

“My wife and I are excited,” D’Angelo Bussey told lottery officials after picking up his prize Wednesday afternoon at Timms Harley-Davidson of Augusta. “We can finally take a road trip.

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Former Dogwood Stable star Wallenda euthanized

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Thu, 05/12/2016 - 12:28pm

Dogwood Stable’s Wallenda was euthanized Monday at Old Friends Retirement Farm near Georgetown, Ky.

The former Grade I winner and millionaire in career earnings had resided at Old Friends since 2007.

Named for tightrope walker Karl Wallenda, the Dogwood star won the 1993 Super Derby and Pennsylvania Derby for Cot Campbell and trainer Frank Alexander. In his 33-race career, Wallenda won seven times and earned $1,205,929.

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