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Family Fraud Alert: Before You Bid

Updated: 02/19/2007 - Online auction sites are a big part of internet business these days. They've also become a haven for scammers that want to rip you off. A North Augusta man says he's out nearly $3000 after he took part in an auction gone bad.

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Funeral held for fallen Barnwell soldier Jason DeFrenn

Updated: 02/16/2007 - It was a somber sendoff for a brave soldier. Friday, the city of Barnwell said goodbye to Chief Warrant Officer Jason DeFrenn. Chief DeFrenn was buried right outside of the church where he grew up.

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Dumb and Dangerous Driving - February 15, 2007

Updated: 02/16/2007 - It's an unusual intersection with two sets of traffic lights, and that's causing all sorts of problems for drivers. The dog-leg at Walton Way and Monte Sano Avenue is leading to all sorts of traffic violations.

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Hundreds come from near and far to say goodbye to Norwood

Updated: 02/16/2007 - Many of Congressman Charlie Norwood's friends and colleagues attended his memorial service. Well over a thousand people, both locally and nationally known, flew into Augusta to say a final farewell to a beloved man.

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Local Update - February 16, 2007

Posted: 02/16/2007 - Funeral for CW2 DeFrenn today; Norwood remembered; filling Norwood's seat; Barack Obama coming to South Carolina; peanut butter recall; man arrested in credit card fraud scheme; DNA matches suspect to Walton Way rape.

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Special Assignment: Missing Money

Updated: 02/16/2007 - It's no secret: Augusta's had some big budget problems over the years. Most of it's been blamed on bad bookkeeping and unexpected lawsuits. But some leaders think employees stealing money is becoming a main factor.

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Remembering Charlie

Updated: 02/16/2007 - He was many things during his lifetime: doctor, veteran, US representative. He was also a humble public servant who wanted us all to be on a first name basis with him. Today Augusta honored long-time Congressman Charlie Norwood.

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DNA matches suspect in Walton Way rape

Updated: 02/15/2007 - According to a report from Georgia's state crime lab, an analysis of the DNA sample obtained from rape suspect Michael Blocker shows that Blocker's DNA matched that of the sample collected from the rape victim.

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Norwood remembered in public visitation

Posted: 02/15/2007 - Voters always seemed to find common ground with the late Charlie Norwood. News 12 spoke with some of his strongest supporters at a public visitation for Norwood in Augusta.

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Local Update - February 15, 2007

Updated: 02/15/2007 - Norwood memorial service today; men watch as friend attacked, robbed; teen wanted for shooting man with pellet rifle; jailer jailed for sexually assaulting inmate; Heart Health Fair tonight.

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Norwood considered savior of Fort Gordon

Posted: 02/14/2007 - Many people believe Congressman Charlie Norwood was the driving force behind keeping Fort Gordon's gates open, and for that his legacy and dedication to the military will always be remembered.

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Only on 12: Man robbed by friends at Budget Inn

Updated: 02/14/2007 - Richmond County investigators are looking for three men behind an armed robbery at the Budget Inn motel on Broad Street over the weekend. Investigators say this is a case of friendship gone wrong.

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On Your Side: Big Bust

Posted: 02/14/2007 - A man investigators are calling a "big player" in a local credit card fraud scheme has been captured. Deputies say the man tricked what could be dozens of people out of their personal information and used it to steal their identity.

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Jailer accused of sexually assaulting inmate

Updated: 02/14/2007 - Bond has been set at $11,100 for a Richmond County deputy jailer who has been behind bars since yesterday. 42-year-old Joseph Kennedy Smalls is accused of sexually assaulting a male inmate.

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Judge temporarily blocks Disadvantaged Business Program

Updated: 02/14/2007 - Augusta must change the way it does business after a ruling from a federal judge today. A temporary restraining order now prevents the city from helping small and minority-owned businesses get contracts.

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Local woman plays Wheel of Fortune in Charleston

Posted: 02/14/2007 - Wheel of Fortune is in its 24th year, and the show recently came to the Palmetto State for a taping. News 12 was lucky enough to be a part of it...and so was a young woman from North Augusta.

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Richmond County GOP leader remembers Norwood

Posted: 02/14/2007 - News 12 sat down with Congressman Norwood's close friend and Richmond County's GOP chair David Barbee to find out what his loss means for him personally and for our district.

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On Your Side: Valentine's Shopping

Posted: 02/14/2007 - Valentine's Day and flowers go hand-in-hand every year for sweethearts around the world. The question is, do you order and have them delivered, or maybe do the work yourself?

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Local Update - February 14, 2007

Posted: 02/14/2007 - U.S. Congressman Charlie Norwood is dead at the age of 65. The Augusta military dentist-turned-politician died Tuesday at his home under hospice care. And hundreds came out to honor fallen Barnwell soldier Jason DeFrenn.

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Barnwell turns out to honor fallen soldier

Posted: 02/13/2007 - The body of Chief Warrant Officer Jason DeFrenn arrived in Barnwell Tuesday morning. Chief DeFrenn was scheduled to return home from Iraq this Friday, but was killed in Iraq when his helicopter was shot down.

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Congressman Charlie Norwood passes away

Updated: 02/15/2007 - Congressman Charlie Norwood passed away this morning at his Augusta home. He was 65. Charles Whitlow Norwood, Jr. first arrived in the Augusta area as a young Army dentist in 1969...

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Edgefield man arrested in Internet predator sting

Updated: 02/13/2007 - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has arrested an Edgefield man in an Internet predator sting. Michael Leonard Williams, 30, was arrested Monday. Williams thought he was arranging to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex...

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Glenn Hills Middle hosts gang seminar for parents

Posted: 02/13/2007 - Gangs are growing in number by recruiting kids as young as elementary school. News 12's Lynnsey Gardner sat down with the assistant principal of Glenn Hills Middle to find out what the school is doing to fight the problem.

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