GMA Headlines:  Today’s top stories

GMA Headlines: Today’s top stories


“YOU’RE WATCHING WJBF NEWS CHANNEL 6, WHERE YOU ALWAYS GET YOUR MOST ACCURATE FORECAST FIRST” LIVE VIPIR 6 RADAR SHOWS LIGHT RAIN MOVING EAST-NORTHEAST OUT OF THE CSRA. AT 8 AM, TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE MID 70S WITH A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS. PATCHY FOG IS POSSIBLE. KATIE: “YOU’RE WATCHING WJBF NEWS CHANNEL 6, WHERE YOU ALWAYS GET YOUR MOST ACCURATE FORECAST FIRST” LIVE VIPIR 6 RADAR SHOWS LIGHT RAIN MOVING EAST-NORTHEAST OUT OF THE CSRA. AT 8 AM, TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE MID 70S WITH A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS. PATCHY FOG IS POSSIBLE. RENETTA: NOW ON GOOD MORNING AUGUSTA: A MOSQUITO WITH WEST NILE FOUND IN SOUTH CAROLINA. WHERE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE INFECTED BUG WAS DISCOVERED. RENETTA: PLUS– A NUCLEAR MISTAKE. HOW MATERIALS WERE SHIPPED TO THE SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT ON ACCIDENT. GOOD MORNING AUGUSTA STARTS RIGHT NOW. RENETTA: GOOD MORNING, AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON GOOD MORNING AUGUSTA. I’M RENETTA DUBOSE IN FOR ASHLEY CAMPBELL. KATIE: AND I’M KATIE REAGAN. KATIE: JIFFY LUBE SKYVIEW NETWORK SHOWS A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS THIS MORNING. PATCHY FOG IS POSSIBLE THROUGH MID-MORNING. CURRENT TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE METRO ARE IN THE LOW TO MID 70S. DEWPOINTS ARE FALLING BEHIND THE COLD FRONT PASSING THROUGH THE TWO STATE, SO DRIER AIR IS ON THE WAY FOR US. LIVE VIPIR 6 RADAR SHOWS SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS GEORGIA THIS MORNING, AS WELL AS OFF THE COAST OF SOUTH CAROLINA. JIFFY LUBE SKYVIEW NETWORK SHOWS A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS THIS MORNING. PATCHY FOG IS POSSIBLE THROUGH MID-MORNING. CURRENT TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE METRO ARE IN THE LOW TO MID 70S. DEWPOINTS ARE FALLING BEHIND THE COLD FRONT PASSING THROUGH THE TWO STATE, SO DRIER AIR IS ON THE WAY FOR US. LIVE VIPIR 6 RADAR SHOWS SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS GEORGIA THIS MORNING, AS WELL AS OFF THE COAST OF SOUTH CAROLINA. KATIE: RENETTA: RENETTA: HAPPENING RIGHT NOW ON GOOD MORNING AUGUSTA– RENETTA: DEPUTIES ARRESTED A WAYNESBORO MAN IN CONNECTION TO A SHOOTING FROM LAST WEEKEND. . 18-YEAR-OLD JAMERIKEE LEWIS WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY, IN REFERENCE TO AN INCIDENT AT MAGNOLIA ACRES. RIGHT NOW, HE’S BEING HELD AT THE THE BURKE COUNTY DETENTION CENTER FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT. NEWSCHANNEL 6 IS WORKING TO GET DETAILS ABOUT THE SHOOTING. RENETTA: A NORTH AUGUSTA MAN IS DEAD AFTER AN EARLY MORNING CRASH ON I-20 IN LEXINGTON COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. IT HAPPENED AROUND 4 A-M NEAR MILE MARKER 39. THE VICTIM HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS CALEB JOSEPH METZ. STATE TROOPERS SAY METZ WAS HEADING WEST WHEN HE CROSSED OVER INTO THE EASTBOUND LANES AND HIT ANOTHER CAR HEAD-ON. THE 26-YEAR-OLD DIED IN THE CRASH. THE DRIVER AND TWO PASSENGERS IN THE OTHER VEHICLE WERE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES. AN AUTOPSY ON METZ IS SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEK. RENETTA: THE TABLES TURNED FOR A SOUTH CAROLINA POLICE CHIEF, NOW FACING CHARGES OF PUBLIC MISCONDUCT. ACCORDING TO SLED, SPRINGFIELD POLICE CHIEF LACRA SHAROD JENKINS KEPT MONEY, WAS OWED TO SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES. IF HE IS CONVICTED, THE 39-YEAR OLD COULD FACE UP TO A YEAR IN PRISON, AND A ONE-THOUSAND-DOLLAR FINE. JENKINS IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD IN THE ORANGEBURG COUNTY JAIL. RENETTA: THE RESULTS ARE IN FROM GEORGIA’S DOCTOR-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT STUDY. THE STATE IS FOCUSING ITS ATTENTION ON EDUCATING DOCTORS, RATHER THAN PURSUING NEW PATIENT PROTECTIONS. THE BOARD ANNOUNCED LAST YEAR IT OF THOSE CASES AFTER IT CAME TO LIGHT. RESULTS SHOW 2-THIRDS OF DOCTORS ACCUSED OF SEXUALLY VIOLATING PATIENTS WERE ALLOWED TO PRACTICE AGAIN BY THE GEORGIA COMPOSITE MEDICAL BOARD. THE BOARD SAYS IT PLANS TO EDUCATE PHYSICIANS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF REPORTING THE BEHAVIOR. RENETTA: THE CITY OF AIKEN MOVED FORWARD WITH PLANS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY. THE PROJECT WILL RENOVATE THE CURRENT FACILITY, THAT IS NEARLY 30 YEARS OLD. LAW ENFORCEMENT LEADERS SAY THE CURRENT HEADQUARTERS HAS LEAKS AND AIR CONDITION ISSUES. ARCHITECTS SAY THE CHANGES WOULD ALLOW THE SPACE TO HOUSE TWICE AS MANY OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS. AIKEN CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL TALK ABOUT HOW TO FINANCE THE NEARLY 10-MILLION DOLLAR PROJECT MONDAY NIGHT. THE MEETING STARTS AT 7. RENETTA: FEDERAL OFFICIALS LAUNCHED AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE IMPROPER SHIPMENT OF NUCLEAR MATERIAL. IT WAS BROUGHT FROM A LAB IN NEW MEXICO TO OTHER FEDERAL LABS LAST WEEK, INCLUDING THE SAVANNAH RIVER SITE. CHRIS GUARDARO HAS MORE ON THE COSTLY MISTAKE. NO SCRIPT AVAILABLE. RENETTA: FORT GORDON PLANS TO TIGHTEN ITS SECURITY MEASURES. RENETTA: FORT GORDON PLANS TO TIGHTEN ITS SECURITY MEASURES. STARTING MONDAY MORNING, GUARDS WILL DO A 100-PERCENT I-D CHECK FOR ANYONE, ENTERING THAT IS 18 OR OLDER. VISITORS WITHOUT A CAC OR A-I-E CARD WILL BE REQUIRED TO GO TO THE VISITOR CONTROL CENTER FOR VETTING. SO, IF YOU PLAN TO HEAD TO THE BASE TOMORROW, EXPECT SOME DELAYS. RENETTA: ANIMAL DOCTORS WHO TYPICALLY TREAT HORSES NOW HAVE A NEW WAY TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. THAT NEW TREATMENT HAPPENED AT A SPECIAL EQUINE CLINIC THIS WEEKEND. THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURE SPONSORED THE ONE-DAY CLASS THAT WAS HELD AT AIKEN EQUINE RESCUE. THE WORKSHOP TEACHES VETS THE PROPER WAY TO PERFORM THE THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURE. CHRIS CAHILL/VETERINARIAN “ACUPUNCTURE ESPECIALLY IN HORSE, YOU CAN DO SOME DIAGNOSTICS WITH IT AND LET PEOPLE KNOW EXACTLY FIRST IS THERE SOMETHING THAT YOUR HORSE IS ACCOMMODATING FOR WHERE HE’S NOT CATCHING THE RIGHT LEAD OR SOMETHING. HE’S NOT COMING TO A COMPLETE STOP.” RENETTA: THE CLASS WAS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND TO BE HELD IN THE ALL AMERICA CITY. RENETTA: EDUCATION LEADERS PLAN TO MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ALLENDALE COUNTY, AFTER A LAWSUIT. THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS TAKING LEGAL ACTION AGAINST THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION. IT HAPPENED AFTER THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT SAID SOUTH CAROLINA WILL TAKE OVER THE FAILING COUNTY. SINCE THEN, A MOTION HAS BEEN FILED TO STOP THE TAKEOVER. THE ALLENDALE SCHOOL BOARD WILL LIKELY DISCUSS THE ISSUE AT THE MEETING THAT WILL TAKE PLACE MONDAY NIGHT AT 7. RENETTA: THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY THE 2016 DROUGHT IS ALMOST HERE. THOSE IN GEORGIA COUNTIES HAVE ONE MORE MONTH TO APPLY FOR FEDERAL DISASTER LOANS. THE U.S SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SAYS APPLICANTS HURT BY THE 2016 DROUGHT COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR LOANS UP TO 2 MILLION DOLLARS. THIS EXCLUDES FARMERS, RANCHERS, AND AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS. YOU MUST APPLY ONLINE BY JULY 24. RENETTA: SOUTH CAROLINA HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE LOOKING INTO THE WEST NILE VIRUS. MOSQUITOES IN BEAUFORT COUNTY TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE INFECTION. D-HEC SAYS MOSQUITOES CARRYING IT ARE USUALLY ACTIVE AT NIGHT. BUT THEY MAY BE OUT AT THE BEGINNING AND THE ENDING OF THE DAY. EXPERTS SPRAYED INSECTICIDE WHERE THE INFECTED PESTS WERE FOUND. RENETTA: COMING UP NEXT ON GOOD MORNING AUGUSTA: SHOWING RAINBOW PRIDE IN THE GARDEN CITY. HOW THE L-G-B-T COMMUNITY IS SHOWING UP AND GETTING TESTED, WHEN WE RETURN. BUT FIRST, LET’S CHECK IN WITH KATIE. KATIE: POOL FORECAST… HIGHS WILL TOP OUT AROUND 90 THIS AFTERNOON. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE MOST LIKELY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE CSRA. POOL FORECAST… HIGHS WILL TOP OUT AROUND 90 THIS AFTERNOON. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND STORMS ARE MOST LIKELY ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE CSRA. KATIE: POOL FORECAST… HIGHS WILL TOP OUT AROUND 90 THIS

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