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On Your Side: Smart Move

Posted: 04/26/2007 - If you're getting close to buying a house, one of the most important things you can do is get it inspected. If you don't, you could be opening yourself up to some expensive problems.

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Teen breaks into neighbor's house, ends up shot

Updated: 04/26/2007 - 19-year-old Justin "Brent" Haynie was arrested this morning for breaking into the home of his Lexington Drive neighbor, Theresa Wachowiak. The 56-year-old woman shot him before he escaped, and he survived.

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South Augusta public housing officially called off

Updated: 04/26/2007 - It's good news for many people living in south Augusta: a controversial housing development there has been called off. Thursday morning, the Augusta Housing Authority voted to terminate the contract with the developer.

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6 arrested in Aiken County meth conspiracy

Posted: 04/26/2007 - The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, has arrested six people as part of year-long investigation of a drug conspiracy.

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Accident with injuries on Mike Padgett

Updated: 04/26/2007 - A woman is injured after an accident at Mike Padgett Highway and Apple Valley. An SUV was driving on Mike Padgett when it ran a red light and hit the car the woman was driving.

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Local Update - April 26, 2007

Posted: 04/26/2007 - Man shot during home invasion; teens sought in assault; court sides with Tomi Rae; Waffle House brawl; man wanted in sexual assault; state money could fix school security holes; plan for dealing with school bomb threats.

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No end in sight for Waycross wildfire

Posted: 04/26/2007 - A wildfire continues to burn near Waycross. The blaze spread rapidly through the Okefenokee Swamp, crossed a highway and moved toward communities south of Waycross. Dozens of neighbors had to leave their homes.

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Fighting bomb threats with voice print technology

Updated: 04/26/2007 - Richmond County schools are turning to technology to fight bomb threats. The school board tells News 12 they could start taking voice prints, so when someone calls in a threat, they'll be able to match the print to the caller.

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State money could close school security holes

Updated: 04/25/2007 - Local lawmakers are fighting to get money that could be used to help protect your children. It's a possible solution to a security problem News 12 uncovered just weeks after a student was expelled for bringing a loaded gun to school.

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Caught on Tape: Edgefield man attacks friend

Updated: 04/25/2007 - An Edgefield County man is facing felony charges tonight for attacking his friend after a dispute over money...and it was all caught on tape. Now authorities say a fight over $30 will cost the attacker a whole lot more.

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On Your Side: Protecting Your Car

Updated: 04/25/2007 - Augusta is one of five Georgia cities that rank in the top 100 of a recent list that ranks the cities that have the most automobile thefts. But police say it doesn't have to be that way.

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Judge approves Tomi Rae's choice of representative

Updated: 04/25/2007 - An Aiken County judge ruled in favor of Tomi Rae Brown in court at a hearing to decide on who should be the special guardian for James Brown, Jr. It was a big win for Tomi Rae and her attorneys.

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Aiken residents protest new development

Updated: 04/25/2007 - It's a battle of boundaries in Aiken, where a group of homeowners have picketed for six days. They say a developer is overbuilding on Douglas Drive. Across from seven homes, developer Bill Gingrey plans to build twelve.

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Aiken woman assaulted in her backyard

Updated: 04/25/2007 - The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the sexual assault of a 35-year-old woman at a home in Summer Lakes subdivision in Aiken. The victim was allegedly assaulted in a bath house in her own backyard.

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Accident with injuries at Martintown and Jersey Street

Updated: 04/25/2007 - Two people are in the hospital with minor injuries after a three-car accident at Martintown Road and Jersey Street in North Augusta. The three cars were driving in a line when the first car in the line stopped for a school bus.

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A letter of thanks from Ryan Clark's family

Updated: 04/25/2007 - "We, the family of Ryan Clark, wish to express our heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of love, support, sympathy and encouragement during our own personal and our nation’s recent tragedy."

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Columbia County BOE awaits info on Pre-K issue

Updated: 04/25/2007 - Will the Pre-K program in Columbia County stay or will it go? Some believe it was voted to dismiss the program in 2008, while others say it wasn't. The BOE says it has yet to make its final decision.

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2 struck by car in alleged domestic dispute

Updated: 04/25/2007 - Ronette Bush is wanted for aggravated assault. Deputies say she hit Michael McRae, who was her boyfriend or ex-boyfriend, and his mother, Sharon Burnette, with a car, then turned around and hit them again.

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Sheriff sues Ryan B., Rejoice 94.7 for $3 million

Posted: 04/25/2007 - The stakes just got a lot higher in one of the seven lawsuits against a local talk radio host and his station, Rejoice 94.7. Richmond County Sheriff Ronnie Strength is now asking for $3 million in damages from Ryan B. and his station.

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Free James Brown birthday concert during First Friday

Posted: 04/25/2007 - Two of James Brown's children, Daryl and Deanna, held a news conference to announce there will be a free concert by the Soul Generals at the Augusta Common during next month's First Friday events.

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Local Update - April 25, 2007

Posted: 04/25/2007 - Representative requested for James Brown, Jr.; incumbents win North Augusta council election; 7 qualify for District 10 race; Columbia County tables Pre-K discussion; middle schoolers charged with arson.

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Richmond County campus security varies by school

Updated: 04/24/2007 - A ninth grader has been expelled from Butler High for having a loaded weapon on campus. Now the question is how the student got the weapon in. News 12 investigated some problems with Richmond County school security.

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Man leaves for fishing trip, disappears

Updated: 04/24/2007 - A Columbia County man left for a fishing trip last week and has been missing ever since. Mike Bowman hasn't been seen since Friday. Mike's wife Susan hasn't been able to eat or sleep in the last three days.

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On Your Side: False Promises

Updated: 04/24/2007 - You might want to be wary of ads for government jobs online and in print. They may sound great, but the post office says many of them are scams. We'll show you where to go for real government job listings.

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Middle schoolers accused in Cherry Road arson

Updated: 04/24/2007 - Abandoned house fires are on the rise in Augusta. Two Murphey Middle School students are charged with arson after investigators say they burned down an abandoned home in south Augusta Tuesday morning.

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