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Man charged with operating chop shop

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 12:59pm

An Augusta man was charged with operating a chop shop after police found a pickup in pieces at his Richmond Hill Road home.

Dion Devon Williams, 30, was booked into the Richmond County jail Monday on charges of operating a chop shop and theft by receiving stolen property.

According to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a 68-year-old man contacted police May 20 after his 1989 Chevrolet 1500 pickup was stolen from his home on Shadowood Drive. He told police he had left the keys on the seat. A handgun was in the truck.

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Woman claims Atlanta Uber driver assault

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 8:22am

 

 

 

 

 

ATLANTA — Authorities are investigating after a woman says she was sexually assaulted by an Uber driver after leaving an Atlanta bar.

 

News outlets report Atlanta police say the victim told officers she was leaving the Park Bench Pub around 2:30 a.m. Saturday when she called an Uber to get a ride home.

 

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Three facing charges in auto break-in incidents

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 8:15am

 

Three people are facing charges in connection to a string of entering automobile incidents over the weekend.

Martez Raheem Williams, 19, of Shamrock Drive; Quentin Lowell Fielding, 23, of Grand Boulevard; and Kitana Monique Long, 18, of Barton Drive, are facing five felony counts of entering an automobile.

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Stolen medical records may be for sale

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Tue, 08/16/2016 - 7:33am

 

 

 

 

ATHENS, Ga. -- The hacker who infiltrated Athens Orthopedic Clinic’s computer system and gained access to more than 200,000 patient records is being identified in published reports as “The Dark Overlord,” who claims to have broken into a number of healthcare databases and obtained millions of personal records.

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Mayor pro tem pushes to reappoint assessors chairman

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 08/15/2016 - 9:52pm

 

Despite ongoing issues between the Augusta Commission and the Richmond County Board of Asses­sors, Mayor Pro Tem Grady Smith is pushing to reappoint longtime board Chairman Charles Smith.

Grady Smith said he was contacted by other assessors board members asking him to reappoint Smith, who is no relation to the Super Dis­trict 10 commissioner.

“He’s got the deep respect of the board,” Grady Smith said. “You can’t just put old Tom, Dick and Harry on there.”

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