ATV accident in Edgefield County kills Aiken man

...died after the ATV he was driving struck a tree along McCreight Road near Johnston, S.C., and rolled into water, Chief Deputy Coroner David Burnett said. He was pronounced dead about 12:15 a.m.An autopsy performed in Newberry, S.C...

Man charged in fatal accident

...was pronounced dead at Georgia Regents Medical Center less than an hour after the 10 p.m. crash, according to Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose.Police said Peter McNally, 30, of Augusta, turned his Nissan Maxima left from the east lane...

Chief deputy suspended after wreck

Richmond County sheriff's Chief Deputy Pat Clayton has been suspended without pay after damaging his work vehicle.Sheriff Richard Roundtree said the suspension comes...

Homicide suspect turns himself in

...Williams, who was shot multiple times in the torso, was pronounced dead at the scene at 11 p.m., Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner said. An autopsy will be conducted at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's crime lab in Atlanta.

California orders largest cuts on record for farmers with some of strongest water rights

...where demand in our system is outstripping supply for even the most senior water rights holders," Caren Trgovcich, chief deputy director of the water board.The order applies to farmers and others whose rights to water were staked more than a...

GBI officials meet with coroners, lawmakers about crime lab concerns

...reports were a bigger issue for her, and that she waits about four months for answers in some cases. Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said someone close to him lost a home waiting on a toxicology report because he couldn't complete...

1 dead in single-vehicle accident

A single-vehicle accident on Clark Road claimed the life of an Augusta man early Sunday.Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose pronounced John Anthony Pates dead at 6:21 a.m. following the accident in the 1400 block...

Augusta taxpayers foot bill for public safety crashes

...500 in damages caused by the sheriff's office's chief deputy in his most recent accident in a county-owned vehicle...departments accrued over the past 1½ years.Last week, Chief Deputy Pat Clayton was suspended for two days without pay for...

Drug overdose caused death of man found in Gordon Highway parking lot, autopsy shows

...body had been taken to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy due to the circumstance in which it was found.Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said toxicology results revealed Holmes died of acute combined methadone and diazepam toxicity...

Richmond County coroner seeks full office certification

...ABMDI Web site, there are just 21 death investigators who are registry-certified in Georgia with active memberships. Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose and Deputy Coroner Al Boudy are among them.Boudy earned the distinction in 1998 while a member...