- Early morning shootings; July gas station shootout caught on tape; Warren County deputy out on bond; escaped prisoner recaptured; Columbia County men arrested in Louisiana; free morning-after pills; new traffic signal; Paine College president retiring.
- If you were surprised by the turnout for the superior court judge's race, you are not alone. David Roper says he expected to win, but not by such a big margin. He has some high goals, and he understands the power of the post.
- An inmate says Deputy Dewayne Wood raped her as he was taking her back to jail in August. Now, after several Freedom of Information requests, News 12 has documents with statements from the accused and the accuser.
- Today, Planned Parenthood gave away boxes of the Emergency Contraceptive pill. The center says the pills safely and effectively prevent pregnancy after sex. But opponents say it is a form of abortion.
- Columbia County school board chairman-elect Regina Buccafusco says she plans to give every board member a voice. She wants to group them together with other faculty on committees for projects.
- It's widely known that gangs are a big problem in Richmond County, but what about in Aiken? The Aiken NAACP hosted a seminar for the community, offering information about gangs and what signs to look for.
- Deputy accused of raping inmate; Roper defeats Williams for superior court judgeship; Cain defeats Hasan for BOE Super District 9; Salvation Army Kettle Campaign; Fury's Ferry lane closure.
- Last month, neither A.K. Hasan nor Venus Cain received the majority vote for school board Super District 9. The question remains which will win over voters in today's runoff: the good-humored grandmother or the prominent politician.
- It's been an aggressive campaign for both men in the race for superior court judge, one that has played out in the media and Augusta's street corners. The highly publicized competition heated up again just in time for today's big decision.
- They've taken trips to Hawaii and Chicago, and now some Augusta commissioners are headed to another convention in Reno, Nevada.
But after big budget cuts, other commissioners say it's not right.
- Columbia County is choosing a new school board chair. It's the first time voters get to make this decision, which is usually left up to other board members. News 12's Stephanie Baker talked to both candidates today.
- Glenn Hills High School senior Lakyera Thurmond has a beef with a school police officer about being handcuffed. News 12's Diane Cho is looking into what happened, and whether it was a case of mistaken identity.
- Fire broke out around 3 a.m. at a home in south Augusta. 45 years of memories went up in smoke, with 84-year-old Mary Hadden home alone inside. Her family still can't believe she made it out alive.
- Election Runoff today; SC state prisoner escapes in Aiken County; golf course investigations continue; Aiken County man accused of sexually assaulting 4 children; 2 Augusta men wanted for child molestation; another man wanted in Red Carpet Inn shooting.
- There are lots of questions about what happened to thousands of dollars at Augusta Municipal Golf Course. The former manager of the course has been arrested, and now investigators are looking into who else may be involved.
- A Warrenville man is behind bars on charges of sexually assaulting four small children--four different boys, four different times. Those who live closest to Brandon K. Johnston say they're shocked.
- This weekend was almost like a shopping spree for burglars. All types of Christmas list things from PlayStations to remote control cars were taken from people's homes. And deputies say it's about to get worse.
- The health department says AIDS is a bigger problem in our community than most people think. In an effort to promote awareness, one local church opened their congregation Sunday for a World AIDS Day celebration.
- The First LEGO League is considered the little league of the First Robotics Competition. Children ages 9 to 14 use science, technology and engineering to create their own unique robot.
- An Aiken woman is home safe tonight, after she says she was abducted, assaulted, and dumped off in another county. Police say the man responsible is still on the loose. They're hoping a sketch of the suspect will help.
- There hasn't been a huge marketing campaign to let you know about it, but there's a movie out in local theaters called The Nativity Story. News 12's Laurie Ott had the chance to see the movie with a local minister.
- People who ride Augusta's buses aren't happy. While commissioners decided not to raise the fares, three buses were eliminated from Washington Road, the Augusta Mall and on the east Augusta routes.
- Richmond County deputies may have solved a string of robberies in Atlanta by catching up with two men on their latest chicken run.
Now one man is in jail, and another is on the loose.