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Recent Crime News
Tuesday Nov 24 | via News 12 WRDW
A Lexington County woman arrested in Richmond County is facing charges after a fire destroyed a house about 30 minutes from Columbia. Our CBS affiliate in Columbia is reporting Monica Lynn Calderwood, 29, lit a family member's house on fire on November 18th while she and three other people were inside the home, according to arrest warrants. Comment?
Monday Nov 23 | via WRDW-TV Augusta
The Georgia Supreme Court upheld the life sentence of a man convicted in 1996 for his role in a man's murder. The court ruled Terry Tolbert's constitutional right to effective legal representations was upheld even though his attorney also represented his co-defendant who was on trial with him. Comment?
Saturday Nov 14 | via Athens Banner-Herald
An Athens man recently released from a state psychiatric hospital might now face 2-year-old charges that he brutally assaulted a woman while holding her captive. During a bench trial earlier this year, a Clarke County Superior Court judge deemed John Howard Newton Jr., 52, incompetent to stand trial. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 10 | via Daily-Jeff.com
When cotton balls were found scattered outside the black culture center at the University of Missouri's flagship campus in 2010 in a clear reference to slavery, two white students were arrested and expelled, with no larger discussion of race on a campus where blacks weren't allowed to enroll until 1950. "To say we were livid is an understatement," says black alumna Erika Brown, who graduated with degrees in 2007 and 2012 and now lives in St. Louis. Comment?
Monday Nov 9 | via WTVM
Veterans are asking the city of Columbus to create a new position to help them. The suggestion was brought up during the council meeting Tuesday, where a local veteran presented the many ways it could help the community. Comment?
Friday Nov 6 | via Rome News
Authorities in eastern Georgia are searching for a murder suspect they say walked free after using an alias when he was recently arrested on an unrelated charge. Comment?
Thursday Nov 5 | via WRDW-TV Augusta
Deputies looking for man arrested and released in Augusta for disorderly conduct. The man is also wanted for murder in Burke County. Comment?
Tuesday Nov 3 | via WRDW-TV Augusta
The shooting victim found at Walmart on Edgefield Road was shot at 893 West Five Notch Road, according to the Edgefield County Sheriff's Office. North Augusta officers have arrested one person accused of unlawful carrying of a weapon. Comment?
Thursday Oct 29 | via News 12 WRDW
Richmond County deputies were called to the 1900 block of Walker St. after shots were reported in the area around 3:30 this afternoon. The sheriff's office says deputies were also sent to GRU in reference to a victim with gunshot wounds. Comment?
Oct 26, 2015 | via WRDW-TV Augusta
A family in Swainsboro could finally be getting some closure after nearly three years, and police say the community held the clue to cracking a cold case wide open. For the families of three men-- Hamp Turner, Jonathan Gurley & Travis Smith-- answers just won't come. Comment?
Oct 23, 2015 | via New York Daily News
To dispute that white privilege exists, is to dispute the very basic idea that privilege exists, in any form whatsoever. That argument, of course, is preposterous. Comment?
Oct 18, 2015 | via WALB-TV Albany
The mother of missing 9-week-old Chance Walsh has been charged with first degree felony murder by detectives with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. Kristen Bury was taken into custody around 11:30, Friday night. Comment?
Oct 15, 2015 | via KSNT-TV Topeka
Forensic teams with the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office have been searching for missing baby Chance Walsh until Thursday afternoon. Officials say on Wednesday, detectives arrived to an area near Wylam Drive and English Circle and have been on scene ever since. Comment?
Oct 15, 2015 | via MDJonline.com
Atlanta police say a female driver was rear-ended and then had her car stolen by one of the passengers in the vehicle that had crashed into her. Comment?
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