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Augusta mother, boyfriend arrested for child abuse

Posted: 12/08/2006 - Child abuse is one of Augusta's most underreported crimes. One recent case is especially cruel: brother and sister, two and three years old, beat up and badly bruised. Investigators say this is nothing new.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 8, 2006

Posted: 12/08/2006 - Brief power outage in downtown Aiken; jury undecided in lounge shooting; Task Force Lightning ships out; DMV database temporarily down; mother, boyfriend arrested for child cruelty; smoke seen in Aiken industrial building; more.

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Fire at industrial building near Aiken airport

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Crews were responding to a fire at BAE Systems on Windham Boulevard in Aiken near the airport Thursday evening. The road was blocked off. An Aiken County deputy was hit by a car while directing traffic. A helicopter was called to the scene.

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Pearl Harbor attack seen through the eyes of a child

Posted: 12/07/2006 - We've all heard the stories of the heroic men and women who were caught off guard that infamous day. Now, we hear the story told through a child's eyes. Perry Smith was only 6 years old when the Japanese planes attacked.

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McCormick bank robbed

Posted: 12/07/2006 - A Regions bank in McCormick, SC has been robbed. A man entered the bank at 2:45, armed with a handgun. He demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount. Police are still looking for him.

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Man banned from Augusta Mall for using cell phone

Updated: 12/07/2006 - News 12 has received more complaints of harassment by security at the Augusta Mall. A father of three says he's been banned from the mall for three months, just because he was using his cell phone in the wrong place.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 7, 2006

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Early morning shootings; July gas station shootout caught on tape; Warren County deputy out on bond; escaped prisoner recaptured; Columbia County men arrested in Louisiana; free morning-after pills; new traffic signal; Paine College president retiring.

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Roper looks forward to shift from attorney to judge

Updated: 12/06/2006 - If you were surprised by the turnout for the superior court judge's race, you are not alone. David Roper says he expected to win, but not by such a big margin. He has some high goals, and he understands the power of the post.

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Buccafusco hopes to give board members, parents a voice

Posted: 12/06/2006 - Columbia County school board chairman-elect Regina Buccafusco says she plans to give every board member a voice. She wants to group them together with other faculty on committees for projects.

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Hundreds turn out for gang seminar in Aiken

Updated: 12/06/2006 - It's widely known that gangs are a big problem in Richmond County, but what about in Aiken? The Aiken NAACP hosted a seminar for the community, offering information about gangs and what signs to look for.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 6, 2006

Posted: 12/06/2006 - Deputy accused of raping inmate; Roper defeats Williams for superior court judgeship; Cain defeats Hasan for BOE Super District 9; Salvation Army Kettle Campaign; Fury's Ferry lane closure.

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Deputy arrested in rape investigation

Updated: 12/06/2006 - After months of uncertainty in an ongoing investigation, Warren County Deputy Dewayne Wood now faces charges for sexually assaulting an inmate back in Augusta.

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Hasan, Cain out for last-minute campaigning

Updated: 06/18/2007 - Last month, neither A.K. Hasan nor Venus Cain received the majority vote for school board Super District 9. The question remains which will win over voters in today's runoff: the good-humored grandmother or the prominent politician.

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Superior court judge candidates' signs stolen

Updated: 06/18/2007 - It's been an aggressive campaign for both men in the race for superior court judge, one that has played out in the media and Augusta's street corners. The highly publicized competition heated up again just in time for today's big decision.

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3 commissioners head to Reno for convention

Updated: 12/05/2006 - They've taken trips to Hawaii and Chicago, and now some Augusta commissioners are headed to another convention in Reno, Nevada. But after big budget cuts, other commissioners say it's not right.

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Columbia County voters pick school board chair for first time

Updated: 06/18/2007 - Columbia County is choosing a new school board chair. It's the first time voters get to make this decision, which is usually left up to other board members. News 12's Stephanie Baker talked to both candidates today.

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Elderly woman barely escapes fire, loses everything

Updated: 12/05/2006 - Fire broke out around 3 a.m. at a home in south Augusta. 45 years of memories went up in smoke, with 84-year-old Mary Hadden home alone inside. Her family still can't believe she made it out alive.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 5, 2006

Posted: 12/05/2006 - Election Runoff today; SC state prisoner escapes in Aiken County; golf course investigations continue; Aiken County man accused of sexually assaulting 4 children; 2 Augusta men wanted for child molestation; another man wanted in Red Carpet Inn shooting.

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Golf course patrons shocked at former manager's arrest

Updated: 12/05/2006 - There are lots of questions about what happened to thousands of dollars at Augusta Municipal Golf Course. The former manager of the course has been arrested, and now investigators are looking into who else may be involved.

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