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Local Update - December 20, 2006

Updated: 12/20/2006 - CITGO on Mike Padgett robbed; Santa out on bond; Columbia County looking for two sex offenders; man wanted for armed robbery; armed and dangerous felon wanted in North Augusta; more.

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Be careful with space heaters to prevent tragedy

Updated: 08/16/2010 - Today, Georgia's fire safety commissioner John Oxendine was in Augusta with the same tour he started three years ago, bringing advice that has helped fire deaths to steadily decline across the state.

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Citizens, leaders protest proposed Delta takeover

Updated: 12/20/2006 - Delta Airlines is trying to fight a takeover bid by US Airways, and they're bringing that fight right here to Augusta. More than 100 people gathered at the Delta Reservation Center along River Watch Parkway this morning.

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Commission agrees Williams can run for pro tem in 2007

Updated: 12/20/2006 - There's less than a week to go until Christmas, and it looks like someone brought some holiday cheer to the Augusta Commission. Despite some hot topics on the agenda, their final meeting of 2006 went smoothly.

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Man dressed as Santa takes girl away on motorcycle

Updated: 12/20/2006 - When you tell your kids not to talk to strangers, you don't think twice about talking to Santa Claus. But an Augusta family is learning you can't trust everyone...even if they're dressed in a red suit.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 19, 2006

Posted: 12/19/2006 - Washington Road water main break; two teens die in clay pit; man wanted in downtown murder; "Santa" kidnaps child; two men wanted in Columbia County robbery; 3 men wanted in Aiken County dog fighting ring.

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On Your Side: Car Repair Beware

Updated: 12/18/2006 - Having a wreck is never good news. There may be medical bills, you've got to deal with the insurance company...and then there's the body shop.

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Longtime friends killed in Beech Island house fire

Updated: 12/18/2006 - A house fire killed two in Aiken County this morning. The fire started just before 5:30 this morning. Yolanda Heath and Dennis Curry were killed...and tonight, their families are just left with memories.

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Williston boy survives surgery for rare disease

Updated: 01/11/2007 - A 10-year-old Williston boy was diagnosed with one of the most uncommon diseases in the world, especially for children. Now he's back at home recovering.

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Christmas stolen from Wal-Mart parking lot

Updated: 12/19/2006 - A mother was on her way home from a party when she stopped briefly at Wal-Mart. Returning to the parking lot, she found that her car--and all the presents inside--had been stolen.

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Police work to relieve holiday traffic congestion

Updated: 01/09/2007 - 'Tis the season traffic is moving at a snail's pace...especially around shopping centers. Police have been working to relieve congestion ever since Thanksgiving, and that will continue to be the goal until the day after Christmas.

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Richmond County focuses on unsolved homicides

Updated: 12/18/2006 - Homicide cases are up this year. There have been 19 of them, with just two weeks to go in 2006. Last year, 15 homicides were reported in Augusta. But this year, only two are unsolved. That's an arrest in 85 percent of cases.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 18, 2006

Updated: 12/18/2006 - 2 die in mobile home fire; fire at Aiken plant; man wanted in downtown shooting; sexual predator wanted; 2 teenagers killed in clay pit; stolen car found in pond; car filled with Christmas presents stolen.

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Man wanted in downtown shooting

Posted: 12/18/2006 - Deputies are looking for 28-year-old Cornelius Wright, wanted for murder. Investigators believe Wright shot 22-year-old Mitchieano Carmichael at a mom and pop store in the 2000 block of Broad Street.

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Dumb and Dangerous Driving - December 14, 2006

Updated: 01/08/2007 - Bad driving becomes more common during the holidays, leading to hundreds of deaths in Georgia and South Carolina every December. News 12's Stephanie Baker shows us how law enforcement plans to crack down.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 15, 2006

Posted: 12/15/2006 - Accident leaves one dead; Skinner Mill BP robbed; 20 Evans High students arrested; man wanted for assault, drug possession; mayor's former campaign manager cleared; no land for drag strip; Christmas traffic crackdown.

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20 Evans High students arrested after fight at popular hangout

Updated: 01/05/2007 - 20 students have been arrested after a fight at Wally's in Evans. The store's parking lot is a big after school hangout for Evans High students...but after a fight this week, the store and the sheriff's office are taking action.

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Voyager: Linda Schrenko's Legacy of Literacy

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Linda Schrenko's sitting in a jail cell, serving an eight-year sentence for her part in a fraud scheme that stole from Georgia schoolchildren. But there's another part of her legacy: the reading program she funded in Richmond County in 2001.

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Noroviruses not just on cruise ships

Updated: 01/11/2007 - The Centers for Disease Control says they traditionally see more stomach viruses during the winter months. When you hear norovirus you think cruise ship...but health experts say the majority of it is found on land.

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Train derailed in Jenkins County

Updated: 12/14/2006 - A Norfolk Southern freight train derailed about seven miles south of Millen, Georgia at 9:45 this morning. 22 cars went off the track. Fortunately, there were no injuries and no hazardous materials.

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The H.E.A.T. is on for the holidays

Updated: 12/14/2006 - Richmond County is celebrating its one-year anniversary of H.E.A.T., a traffic enforcement program that's put three extra patrol cars out on the roads to catch speeders and drunk drivers.

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