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Commission rethinks transit cuts

Posted: 02/12/2007 - Cutting some Augusta transit routes was a way to save money...but now riders complain the seats are so full, people are sitting on the floor. Monday, commissioners met to rethink the decision to trim the bus schedule.

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On Your Side: Call For Action

Updated: 03/24/2011 - The nonprofit organization Call For Action has been around since 1963, educating everyone about vital consumer issues ever since. Now its international network will be working for you, courtesy of 12 On Your Side.

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Special Assignment: One on One with Ronnie Strength, Part 2

Updated: 02/12/2007 - He's responsible for more than 700 employees and a budget of nearly $50 million. We've seen him so many times over the years in his official capacity...but what's Sheriff Ronnie Strength really like?

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Augusta woman killed while riding bicycle

Posted: 02/12/2007 - An Augusta woman riding her bike was killed in a fatal accident early Saturday morning. 18-year-old Darrius Ware is in stable condition at MCG following that accident, and once released he'll be taken straight to jail.

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Woman found brutally murdered in Orangeburg

Posted: 02/12/2007 - With each day we are finding out more about what happened to Ruby Thompson Monday night...and her family says it's a nightmare that continued in the courtroom Friday with an outburst from her suspected killer.

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Dumb and Dangerous Driving - February 8, 2007

Updated: 02/12/2007 - A problem intersection means problems for students in Columbia County. A number of drivers are running red lights at North Belair Road and Fury's Ferry, near two schools.

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Richmond County BOE approves superintendent job advertisement

Updated: 02/12/2007 - The search is on for Richmond County's next school superintendent, a position previously held by Dr. Charles Larke. The deputy superintendent has been filling in, but now they're taking steps to advertise the job nationwide.

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Local Update - February 12, 2007

Posted: 02/12/2007 - Woman found brutally murdered in Orangeburg; Augusta woman dies after being caught in high speed chase; woman killed after ejected from vehicle; apartment fire leaves three homeless; Commission to discuss bus overcrowding.

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Tomi Rae allowed into James Brown's estate

Updated: 02/12/2007 - While Aiken Judge Jack Early didn't decide on the issue of the trustees of James Brown's estate, he did rule Tomi Rae Hynie Brown could go back into Brown's Beech Island home for the first time in two months to collect her belongings.

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Thousands of dollars in food stolen from homeless ministry

Updated: 02/12/2007 - A homeless man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of food from an Augusta homeless ministry. Deputies say 24-year-old Jeffery Tedesco lowered himself through a skylight at L.O.T.S. Ministries on Broad Street on several occasions.

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Special Assignment: Discount Docs

Updated: 02/14/2007 - About four years ago, family practitioner Dr. William Rivell and other family practice physicians noticed an alarming trend: more and more patients without health insurance. They decided to do something to help.

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On Your Side: Consumer Protection Week

Updated: 02/08/2007 - If you don't know how to protect yourself as a consumer, now is a good time to learn. This is National Consumer Protection Week. It's all about being an educated consumer, asking questions and reading the fine print.

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17-year-old kidnapped at Aiken Mall, raped

Updated: 02/08/2007 - A Johnston man is in jail, accused of kidnapping a teenage girl from the Aiken Mall parking lot and then raping her. It happened Tuesday night, and officers say they were able to catch the man because of help from a store clerk.

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18-wheeler overturned in Columbia County

Updated: 02/08/2007 - An 18-wheeler is overturned at the intersection of Wendover Way and Columbia Road in Columbia County. The call came in to dispatch at around 5:15 this afternoon.

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Bouncer shot at Augusta nightclub

Updated: 02/12/2007 - Paul Dicks was critically injured after being shot in the parking lot of Club Dreams late Wednesday night. The people we talked to say Club Dreams isn't usually a dangerous place to be.

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On Your Side: ID Theft

Posted: 02/08/2007 - Identity theft may not be something you think about too often, but with 23,000 people becoming victims every day...maybe you should. 12 is On Your Side with how you can keep from becoming a victim.

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Local Update - February 8, 2007

Posted: 02/08/2007 - Security guard shot at Augusta nightclub; Barnwell soldier dies in Iraq; Congressman Charlie Norwood comes home.

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Barnwell soldier killed in Iraq

Posted: 02/07/2007 - A soldier from Barnwell has died in a helicopter crash in Iraq. Chief Warrant Officer Jason Defrenn was supposed to come home next Friday to see the birth of his son. Now he's home for good, but it's not how his family had hoped.

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Teen shot in the foot while walking home

Posted: 02/07/2007 - A high school student is recovering after getting shot in the foot on the way home from a friend's house. A federal grant is helping the sheriff's office fight this kind of violence.

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Augusta commuters say buses overcrowded

Posted: 02/07/2007 - Some Augusta bus routes were cut last month because of budget worries. Now some passengers complain that's led to overcrowding. They say the buses are so packed sometimes that some people are sitting on the floor

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EMT killed in wreck on Highway 78

Posted: 02/07/2007 - 36-year-old Al Gunter died yesterday afternoon when his truck went off the road. He is the latest person to be killed on Aiken County's roads. These first couple of months have proven to be dangerous for some behind the wheel.

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Behind the Scenes: Wheel of Fortune in Charleston

Posted: 02/07/2007 - Seeing a game show over and over, you learn a lot about it. But it's not often you get to go behind the scenes. That's just what News 12 did when Wheel of Fortune came to South Carolina.

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Congressman Norwood comes home

Updated: 02/08/2007 - Congressman Charlie Norwood is back home in Augusta. News 12 was there when the congressman's plane landed. We also talked to one of Norwood's longtime friends about his decision to decline further treatment for lung cancer.

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