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2-year-old accidentally shoots, kills his mom in Wal-Mart

...Wal-Mart, said in a statement the shooting was a "very sad and tragic accident.""We are working closely with the local sheriff's department while they investigate what happened," Buchanan said.Hayden is a politically conservative town of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-30/2-year-old-accidentally-shoo
Police and steroids: Hard to control, hard to prove

...tested officially through a urine sample."We generally can tell when it's happening," McLane said.None of the local sheriff's offices include steroid testing in their random drug tests.Augusta-Richmond County Risk Management Manager...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-11-01/police-and-steroids-ha
State chief: 65 concealed weapon permits have been revoked due to mental health reporting law

...said.Permit holders are notified of the revocation by letter. They must either return their permit to SLED or their local sheriff's office. If needed, SLED will send someone out to get a revoked permit, but so far that has not been needed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-02-21/state-chief-65-concealed-weapon-per
Lawmakers weigh regulating drones

...Association said his group was still reviewing both bills and had not yet taken a position. He said he's not aware of any local sheriff's department in the state who has a drone or has access to one."For law enforcement it's an emerging technology...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-02/lawmakers-weigh-regulating-dr
Fallen officers honored at luncheon

...fallen heroes" and gave a short description of the circumstances surrounding their deaths. The agencies ranged from local sheriff's offices and police departments to the board of education, military police and U.S. marshals.The first recorded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-05-15/fallen-officers-honored-lunch
NY man charged with trying to extort Paula Deen

...Deen in exchange for not going to the media with "true and damning statements" he said she made.FBI agents and local sheriff's deputies arrested Thomas George Paculis, 62, of Newfield, N.Y., on Friday morning. A criminal complaint...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-07-06/ny-man-charged-trying-extort-
Ga. lawmaker: Campus carry provision to be dropped

...said guns would be prohibited from government buildings with a metal detector, but allowed under the discretion of a local sheriff's department for those without the enhanced security measures. The previous version did not include a role for sheriffs...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-01-23/ga-lawmaker-campus-carry-prov
Across the region

...bleach into water used at a dialysis clinic where he worked was seeking revenge after the firm had suspended him, the local sheriff said Wednesday.Deputies in Lexington County said Donald Foster III, 49, was arrested Wednesday and charged with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2012-08-01/across-region
A criminal pipeline

...law, which takes effect Aug. 16, requires anyone selling scrap copper to obtain a free permit to do so from the local sheriff's office, and requires buyers to pay in traceable checks, rather than cash.It's a shame that out-of-control...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2011-07-05/criminal-pipeline
Authorities struggle to clean up mound of tires visible from space

...tires, which covers more than 50 acres on satellite images.Litter control officer Boyce Till said he contacted the local sheriff and state health department, which is investigating who had been dumping the tires. But the worst possible penalty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-11-19/authorities-struggle-clean-mo