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Senate panel wants SLED to handle shootings by police

...an unarmed man running from a traffic stop.Except for the Richland County Sheriff's Department, law enforcement agencies in...conflict-of-interest issues," said Kimpson, D-Charleston.No one from Richland Coun ty was at the hearing., but last week Sheriff Leon Lott...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-30/senate-panel-wants-sled-handl
SLED probe for all cop killings

...South Carolina.Most police agencies already turn officer shootings and major injury investigations over the SLED, with the Richland County Sheriff's Department being the main exception. SLED supports the bill.The subcommittee also passed a bill Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-30/sled-probe-all-cop-killings
Parking garage, hotel renovation possible in downtown Aiken

...looking into funding the construction of a more than $2 million parking deck next to Hotel Aiken, a historic property on Richland Avenue West, where owners are planning a $10 million transformation."We've been looking long-term for many, many...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-04-27/parking-gar
Manning Widener

...the U.S., including Savannah River Site in Aiken, SC, Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, GA, and the URS Corporation in Richland, WA. Manning had a great passion for the game of golf. He played rounds as often as he could and thoroughly enjoyed recounting...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000174743926
3 charged in drug bust

...weapons during a routine check of an Aiken motel.Aiken public safety officers were patrolling the motel on the 1800 block of Richland Avenue West on Tuesday when they observed suspicious activity in one of the vehicles.During a search of the vehicle, police...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-15/3-charged-drug-bust
Music will fill the air at upcoming festivals

...advance or $60 at the gate. Advance tickets are available at Aiken Brewing Company, 140 Laurens St. SW; Hotel Aiken, 235 Richland Ave. West; Mellow Mushroom restaurants in Aiken at 151 Bee Lane and Evans, Ga., at 4348 Washington Road and online at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/things-do/applause/2015-04-21/music-will-fill-air-u
One dead in afternoon Aiken traffic accident on Richland Avenue

...following an afternoon traffic accident in Aiken.Around 12:15 p.m., the Aiken Department of Public Safety responded to Richland Avenue West and Highway 421, where a Dodge pickup truck and Lincoln SUV collided, according to a statement from detective...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-03/one-dead-afternoon-aik
Aiken deputies asking for public help in locating suspect

...sexual assault.On April 1, a victim said a black man knocked on a door at the Knights Inn, located on the 1800 block of Richland Avenue West.When the victim opened the door, the suspect allegedly presented a handgun and forced his way into the hotel...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-04-02/aiken-deputies-asking-
SC man gets 36 years for stabbing girlfriend

...taking her to the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant.The State newspaper reports Faasiu Toese was sentenced Tuesday in Richland County.Toese was arrested in 2013. He had called police himself, telling officers to look in the backseat of his car...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-25/sc-man-gets-36-years-stabbin
South Carolina man shot driver, fled to Florida for spring break, police say

...Harper was able to speed out of the parking lot, initiating the chase.At a news conference Wednesday in Columbia, S.C., Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said that Harper had recently gotten out of prison and had a lengthy criminal record."How callous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-25/south-carolina-man-shot-drive