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VA: 5th HIV case linked to unsterile equipment

Posted: 05/01/2009 - The Department of Veterans Affairs says a fifth patient has tested positive for HIV and another seven have tested positive for hepatitis after being exposed to contaminated medical equipment at three VA hospitals.

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Recalls and Ripoffs - May 1, 2009

Updated: 05/01/2009 - The FDA is recalling a very well-known and well-advertised weight loss supplement. And the Consumer Product Safety Commission is recalling a product designed to protect, that doesn't always do its job.

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Federal money helps Lake Thurmond, economy

Updated: 05/01/2009 - It's your money from Uncle Sam meant to help stimulate our local economy. The Army Corps of Engineers is getting about 16 million dollars for projects at Lake Thurmond.

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Man dies at the wheel in Aiken

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Michael Jones, 61 years old, was traveling north on Hitchcock Parkway in Aiken at approximately 6:45 a.m. when he suffered a heart attack and crashed.

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USC gets $12.5M grant for fuel cell research

Posted: 05/01/2009 - The University of South Carolina has received the largest research award in school history -- a $12.5 million federal grant to set up a research center on alternative fuels.

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FDA announces recall of diet pill Hydroxycut

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Food and Drug Administration officials said Friday the manufacturer of Hydroxycut has launched a nationwide recall of the dietary supplement, used by people trying to shed pounds and by body builders to sharpen their muscles.

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Truck flips on Palmetto Parkway

Overturned truck

Updated: 05/01/2009 - A HAZMAT team was called to the scene of an accident involving a fuel tanker Friday morning.

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Rude surprise awaits taxpayers

Updated: 05/01/2009 - Some quirks in the new IRS withholding tables mean that millions of Americans could owe hundreds of dollars in unexpected federal tax payments next year.

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Senate next stop for credit card measure

Posted: 05/01/2009 - Legislation putting new reins on the credit card industry is headed for the Senate. And the bill's chances look promising. The House approved it on a bipartisan vote, 357 to 70.

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Update: Zinkhan's vehicle located

George Zinkhan's red Jeep Liberty

Updated: 05/01/2009 - The Clarke County Sheriff's office confirms they have located the vehicle belonging to George Zinkhan in northwest Clarke County.

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Special Assignment: Is the FDA failing you?

FDA Failing You?

Updated: 04/30/2009 - A government agency that's supposed to protect you could be failing you. News 12 has been investigating the Food and Drug Administration for months, and now we have new information that could prove the FDA is broken.

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Only on 12: Faces of radio changing in Augusta

Charlie James

Updated: 04/30/2009 - The face of radio in Augusta is changing. One of the country's largest radio station owner's announced major layoffs this week. Many of the cuts will send some of your favorite personalities packing.

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Marie Bruce first Athens murder victim to be buried

Marie Bruce's casket is carried out of the church

Updated: 04/30/2009 - Today the first of three funerals was held for the three Athens murder victims, and while the service for Marie Bruce was short and simple, there was no shortage of love for a woman remembered as anything but ordinary.

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Nursing home, assisted-living center costs continue to rise

Posted: 04/30/2009 - A new study finds that the costs for nursing home and in-home care as well as assisted living have continued to surge. That's adding yet another financial challenge for retirees already hurt by the recession.

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