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Local Update - March 5, 2007

Posted: 03/05/2007 - Georgia insurance commissioner visits Thomson; Thomson teen takes care of family after storm; Red Cross shelter in Thomson; Rev. Sharpton to Edgefield; kidnapped Evans child returns safely; couple wanted for child abuse.

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West Augusta credit union robbed at gunpoint

Updated: 03/05/2007 - An armed robber hit a credit union on the west side of Augusta Monday morning. It happened around 9:25 at the Georgia Telco Credit Union. That's in the 1300 block of Augusta West Parkway.

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Interview: Dr. Dan Rahn

Posted: 03/02/2007 - MCG is trying to ease the local concern about its plans to expand to Athens. They want to start a regional campus there, with room for 40 first year med students. That plan isn't sitting well with leaders in Augusta.

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Overnight storms tear through CSRA

Updated: 03/05/2007 - Storms rolled through McDuffie and Warren Counties overnight, leaving severe damage in places. McDuffie County was hit by an F2 tornado. Gov. Perdue declared a state of emergency in nine Georgia counties, including McDuffie.

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Red Cross opens shelter in response to tornadoes

Posted: 03/02/2007 - The American Red Cross of Augusta has opened a shelter for individuals affected by the tornadoes at the First Baptist Church in Thomson, Georgia. This is made possible by the generous contributions of the local community.

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Power outage in Thomson and Harlem

Posted: 03/02/2007 - Due to last night's severe weather, Jefferson Energy Cooperative is reporting outages in the Thomson and Harlem areas. Line crews and customer service personnel have been called in for restoration efforts.

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Gov. Perdue declares state of emergency in McDuffie County

Posted: 03/02/2007 - Gov. Sonny Perdue issued an executive order today declaring a state of emergency in six Georgia counties after severe weather hit the state overnight. Gov. Perdue left Atlanta early this morning to personally inspect the damage.

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City has the money but not the manpower for SPLOST 5

Updated: 03/01/2007 - You voted for a sales tax because you were promised a $20 million exhibit hall, a $40 million judicial center, and a new library for almost $15 million. But so far, not one brick has been laid for any of these projects.

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13 arrested, charged with using false green cards

Updated: 03/02/2007 - 13 people were arrested last Thursday at Carlisle Wheel and Tire in Aiken. Police say more than a dozen Hispanic employees used false documents to get jobs there. The arrests stemmed from a report of identity theft.

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Fort Gordon's Fisher House helps families of wounded vets

Updated: 03/01/2007 - More than 23,000 American troops have been injured in the Iraq war. One soldier came to get treatment here in Augusta...and Fort Gordon is offering her family a home away from home while she heals.

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On Your Side: Fundraising Fraud

Updated: 03/01/2007 - Workers at a New Ellenton daycare say they got caught up in a scam that's cost them hundreds of dollars. Instead of delivering some much needed money, the scammers picked the pockets of some well-intentioned donors.

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Two high speed chases, two arrests

Updated: 03/01/2007 - They took Aiken County Sheriff's deputies on two high speed chases, and now two men are in the slammer. It started as one police chase, and then it turned into two when another driver decided to get in on the action.

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Local Update - March 1, 2007

Updated: 03/01/2007 - Two North Augusta car chases; 2006 cold case solved; one unsolved murder in 2006; Augusta serial killer appeals death sentence; Walker supporters ask for new trial; Fort Gordon MPs come home from Afghanistan.

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MCG research helped lead to proposed HPV legislation

Posted: 03/01/2007 - Georgia's Senate will soon decide whether to vaccinate girls as young as twelve years old for HPV, the human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer.

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Special Assignment: Doing Time for School Crime

Posted: 02/28/2007 - Some school crimes end up in court. Columbia County Juvenile Judge Doug Flanagan invited News 12 into his courtroom to show us how he deals with young people on the wrong side of the law.

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Murdered man's mother glad arrests made in case

Updated: 02/28/2007 - The shooting death of John Grimes III was one of only two murder cases unsolved by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office in 2006. Now investigators say they have identified the men responsible for killing Grimes.

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Walker appeal says jury selection, sentence unfair

Posted: 02/28/2007 - It was another day in court for the Charles Walker camp. Today, his family and his attorneys were in an Atlanta courtroom arguing his appeal. Three judges from the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard the arguments.

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Shooting suspect arrested

Updated: 02/28/2007 - Richmond County deputies have arrested Emanuel Demmons, wanted in the shooting of Dominique Ellis on Sunday, February 25. Demmons surrendered himself at approximately 11:30.

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Aquinas junior overcomes the obstacles

Updated: 02/28/2007 - It's something we all take for granted: our hands. Imagine having the use of just one. Now imagine playing a sport like basketball with the use of just one hand. An Aquinas junior is doing just that.

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Sheriff's Office: Augusta cold case solved

Updated: 02/28/2007 - Eva Taylor is relieved and overjoyed that Richmond County investigators have captured two of the three suspects wanted for the murder of her youngest son, 27-year-old John Grimes.

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Local Update - February 28, 2007

Posted: 02/28/2007 - Train hits car; burglary suspect captured; Augusta man accused of molesting 14-year-old; Georgia Supreme Court to hear Rivera death sentence appeal; Charles Walker appeal; Trenton woman accused of abusing foster child

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