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Family Fraud Alert: Virginia Tech Email Scam

Posted: 05/04/2007 - Some unscrupulous folks are trying to cash in on a national tragedy. Virginia Tech officials say someone out there is trying to make money off the Virginia Tech shootings

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Teacher found stabbed to death in burning home

Updated: 05/04/2007 - A middle school teacher was found stabbed to death in her home after a fire was reported Thursday night. Students and teachers at Schofield Middle School are grieving the loss of an invaluable educator.

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Lots of activities planned for Funky First Friday

Updated: 05/04/2007 - In honor of James Brown's birthday, a big crowd is expected downtown tonight for Funky First Friday. The Godfather's band, the Soul Generals, is back together and taking the stage, and that's just one of many things happening.

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Middle school student brings gun to school

Posted: 05/04/2007 - A 14-year-old Spirit Creek Middle School student is in some big trouble for having a gun at school. When confronted by Richmond County BOE officers, the boy ran into the woods, apparently ditching the weapon there.

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Richmond County BOE to hold bomb threat meeting

Posted: 05/04/2007 - The Richmond County BOE will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 8 at 2 o'clock to discuss the increasing number of bomb threats to schools in Richmond County. The public is invited to attend.

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Local Update - May 4, 2007

Posted: 05/04/2007 - 1 hospitalized in shooting; 3 hour standoff overnight; one dead in Aiken house fire; man hit by vehicle in Augusta; Funky First Friday.

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Neighbors support homeowner who shot intruder

Posted: 05/04/2007 - Neighbors of Army Cpt. Barre Bollinger say he had the right to protect himself after an intruder broke into his home and stole his property. Bollinger shot 29-year-old Errol Royal at least twice in the stomach. Royal later died.

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Dumb and Dangerous Driving - May 3, 2007

Posted: 05/04/2007 - Drivers are flying through a neighborhood, and the signs put in place to stop it don't seem to be working. The Quail Creek subdivision in Martinez is a quiet neighborhood with lots of families...and lots of speeders.

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Mall construction worker in critical condition after fall

Updated: 05/03/2007 - A construction worker working on the Augusta Mall expansion is at Doctor's Hospital after a fall. The hospital isn't releasing the patient's name at this time, but a spokesperson confirms that the worker is in critical condition.

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Williams not worried about censure

Updated: 05/03/2007 - Commissioner Calvin Holland never got to see what was on city administrator Fred Russell's hard drive, but the matter turned into a huge deal at the Commission. Now Marion Williams say he has the rights to the drive.

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On Your Side: Sun Protection

Updated: 05/03/2007 - You always hear that you need to put on sunscreen when you go to the beach or the pool, but you may want to start wearing in a place you might not have thought of: your car.

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Special Assignment: Graduation Coaches

Updated: 05/03/2007 - Governor Sonny Perdue wants to improve Georgia's graduation rates, so he's put coaches in every high school. In a News 12 Special Assignment, we investigated how well it's really working.

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Deputies say 81-year-old killed by part-time worker

Updated: 05/03/2007 - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has arrested 21-year-old Chad Williams for the murder of 81-year-old Hubert Ellis. Ellis was found beaten to death inside his Aiken mobile home.

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Man killed in early morning collision

Posted: 05/03/2007 - A man is dead after a fiery collision on I-20 early this morning. 40-year-old Gary M. McLeod, Jr. of Cades, South Carolina was killed when an 18-wheeler rammed into the back of his Ford F-150.

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5-year-old shot and killed by another 5-year-old

Updated: 05/03/2007 - A five-year-old boy is dead after being shot in the forehead. Police say another five-year-old boy fired the shot. Investigators say the boys found the gun under a shed, and it may have been an accident.

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State of Emergency declared for south Georgia counties

Updated: 05/03/2007 - Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue declared a state of emergency in several south Georgia counties due to the wildfires that continue to burn there. Perdue also lifted restrictions on lumber trucks.

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Local Update - May 3, 2007

Updated: 05/03/2007 - 1 dead in I-20 accident near Graniteville; Williams makes hard drive request; Funky First Friday; locals help with south Georgia wildfires; no charges in burglar's shooting death.

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James Brown birthday tributes

Updated: 05/03/2007 - James Brown's band, the Soul Generals, are set to headline a free concert at the Augusta Common Friday. Meanwhile, Derek Monk, a musical favorite of the Godfather of Soul, has recorded a song as a tribute.

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Deputies say Wednesday shootings retaliatory, gang-related

Updated: 05/03/2007 - Before they could finish at the scene of one shooting, Richmond County investigators were called to another one. They believe these shootings are related to other cases and are now interlinking several crimes.

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Augusta gets re-entry grant for former state prisoners

Updated: 05/02/2007 - 15 state agencies announced a partnership Wednesday to help people in our area who are just getting out of jail. A $100,000 investment will help former inmates get back on their feet.

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On Your Side: Online Drugs

Updated: 05/02/2007 - If you're ordering prescriptions over the internet, the FDA says you might want to be careful. Some of the companies you're ordering from could be selling you phony pills.

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Aiken teenager threatens high school violence

Posted: 05/02/2007 - The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office has arrested an Aiken teenager who sent a series of electronic mail to a student threatening to carry out acts of violence at Midland Valley High School in Graniteville.

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Suspicious death in Aiken

Posted: 05/02/2007 - Aiken County investigators are looking into a homicide. The coroner says a relative of 81-year-old Hubert Ellis found him dead in a mobile home on Duck Wood Lane in Aiken.

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Low humidity fuels wildfire danger

Updated: 05/03/2007 - Forest rangers warn that because of the weather, devastating wildfires like those in south Georgia could also happen here. And now they say even the leaves that don't usually burn are becoming a hazard.

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