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Local Update - March 26, 2007

Posted: 03/26/2007 - Viewing for fallen deputy; two die in Grovetown fire; men wanted by US marshals could be in area; driver could face charges in car accident that caused father's death; plane lands without gear down at Augusta Regional.

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FEMA adds Warren County to disaster list

Updated: 03/26/2007 - It's been nearly a month since an EF-2 tornado destroyed homes and lives. Now Warren County storm victims say they finally have some hope. FEMA has added Warren County to the federal disaster list for storm aid.

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Deputies crack down on underage drinking during Steeplechase

Updated: 03/26/2007 - The 41st annual Aiken Steeplechase drew a large crowd Saturday afternoon...but it also drew a lot of underage drinkers. In an effort to stop the problem, the Aiken County Sheriff's Office was out in full force.

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Stranger Danger session teaches kids self defense

Updated: 03/26/2007 - A local karate center held a training session to teach kids what to do if a stranger approaches them. The local kids who attended now know some quick techniques to cut their odds of being kidnapped in half.

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Shooting on 13th Avenue

Updated: 03/26/2007 - One man has been arrested after a man was shot twice at the Community Grocery on 13th Avenue, near MLK Boulevard. 39-year-old Juan Tanksley was shot in the back and the leg at 9:26 this morning.

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Deputy kidney transplant successful

Posted: 03/23/2007 - A deputy who lost his life is saving another. 17 years ago, Deputy James was shot five times on active duty. Recently, a transplanted kidney he got from his mother started to fail. Now he has new hope, thanks to one family's generosity.

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11 injured when car trying to avoid deer slams into church bus

Posted: 03/23/2007 - A church van filled with mostly family members crashed last night, sending victims to three different hospitals. It happened just before 10 o'clock on Long Cane Road in Johnston. That's near the Edgefield-Saluda County line.

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Human skeletal remains found in woods off Laney Walker

Posted: 03/23/2007 - Human bones were found in the woods off of Laney Walker Boulevard Thursday night. Investigators have been working nonstop for the past 24 hours trying to figure out whose remains these are and how they ended up there.

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Man jailed for five months with no day in court

Posted: 03/23/2007 - It's been five months since a shootout in Augusta's Cooney Circle. Now most of the suspects are out of jail, but one of them is still behind bars...and his friends and family want him out.

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On Your Side: Rat Poison in Pet Food?

Posted: 03/23/2007 - Health officials say rat poison is what killed 15 pets and caused countless more to become very sick. Some veterinarians say the symptoms don't match and think there may another contaminant to find in the recalled pet food.

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Dumb and Dangerous Driving - March 22, 2007

Updated: 03/23/2007 - This week's deadly motorcycle crash happened in a dangerous area: near the Family Y on Wheeler Road. Deputies say driving out of turn happens there every day.

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Local Update - March 23, 2007

Posted: 03/23/2007 - Fallen officer gives colleague second chance at life with organ donation; two bad accidents overnight; three arrested after convenience store robbery; human remains found.

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Augusta considers selling ad space on city buses

Updated: 03/23/2007 - Augusta is considering renting ad space on city buses. To get a better idea of the possible revenue, the city is looking at successes in other, similar sized cities. It could mean up to $75,000 more a year.

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On Your Side: Recipe for Savings

Updated: 03/23/2007 - Saving money is something we all like to do, especially when it comes to eating out. One website helps you to do that while supporting local businesses. It almost makes you feel like you're beating the system.

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Richmond County deputy passes away

Updated: 03/22/2007 - Richmond County deputy Eric Sikes was declared brain dead on March 21. Deputy Sikes was involved in an accident in his patrol car on his way to work from his home in Burke County on the morning of March 20.

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Local Update - March 22, 2007

Posted: 03/22/2007 - Neighbors say school bus should not have been on path; no school uniforms for Richmond County; Augusta community forum; sex offender sentenced to house arres; recreation employees fingered in prison contraband smuggling.

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Convenience store robbed

Updated: 03/23/2007 - An early morning robbery at the PJ's convenience store on Skinner Mill Road turned into something much bigger for Richmond County investigators. Now both suspects are behind bars, and the community says they feel a little safer.

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Children often play in path where child hit by bus

Updated: 03/22/2007 - It's a path that was supposed to have been blocked...but if it had been, would it have saved Cole Ford's life? That is still the unanswered question as a community continues to grieve over the loss of a little boy killed by a school bus.

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Sex offender pleads guilty, gets house arrest instead of jail

Updated: 03/22/2007 - 43-year-old Richard Grey Mayson, Jr. has already served nine years in prison for molesting ten children in Greenville County. But now he's home, not in jail, after pleading guilty to assaulting a teenage boy three years ago.

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Student arrested for bringing gun to school

Updated: 03/21/2007 - A Butler High School student was arrested around 12:45 this afternoon. School officials pulled the young man out of class after receiving a tip, and a BOE officer found a loaded .25 semi-automatic gun on his person.

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On Your Side: MySpace Job Danger

Posted: 03/21/2007 - If you don't want your children living under your roof forever, you might want to keep tabs on what they're putting on their MySpace or Facebook pages. The things your child puts on there could keep them from getting a job.

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