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City has the money but not the manpower for SPLOST 5

Updated: 03/01/2007 - You voted for a sales tax because you were promised a $20 million exhibit hall, a $40 million judicial center, and a new library for almost $15 million. But so far, not one brick has been laid for any of these projects.

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13 arrested, charged with using false green cards

Updated: 03/02/2007 - 13 people were arrested last Thursday at Carlisle Wheel and Tire in Aiken. Police say more than a dozen Hispanic employees used false documents to get jobs there. The arrests stemmed from a report of identity theft.

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Fort Gordon's Fisher House helps families of wounded vets

Updated: 03/01/2007 - More than 23,000 American troops have been injured in the Iraq war. One soldier came to get treatment here in Augusta...and Fort Gordon is offering her family a home away from home while she heals.

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On Your Side: Fundraising Fraud

Updated: 03/01/2007 - Workers at a New Ellenton daycare say they got caught up in a scam that's cost them hundreds of dollars. Instead of delivering some much needed money, the scammers picked the pockets of some well-intentioned donors.

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Two high speed chases, two arrests

Updated: 03/01/2007 - They took Aiken County Sheriff's deputies on two high speed chases, and now two men are in the slammer. It started as one police chase, and then it turned into two when another driver decided to get in on the action.

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Local Update - March 1, 2007

Updated: 03/01/2007 - Two North Augusta car chases; 2006 cold case solved; one unsolved murder in 2006; Augusta serial killer appeals death sentence; Walker supporters ask for new trial; Fort Gordon MPs come home from Afghanistan.

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MCG research helped lead to proposed HPV legislation

Posted: 03/01/2007 - Georgia's Senate will soon decide whether to vaccinate girls as young as twelve years old for HPV, the human papillomavirus, a sexually transmitted disease that can cause cervical cancer.

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Special Assignment: Doing Time for School Crime

Posted: 02/28/2007 - Some school crimes end up in court. Columbia County Juvenile Judge Doug Flanagan invited News 12 into his courtroom to show us how he deals with young people on the wrong side of the law.

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Murdered man's mother glad arrests made in case

Updated: 02/28/2007 - The shooting death of John Grimes III was one of only two murder cases unsolved by the Richmond County Sheriff's Office in 2006. Now investigators say they have identified the men responsible for killing Grimes.

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Walker appeal says jury selection, sentence unfair

Posted: 02/28/2007 - It was another day in court for the Charles Walker camp. Today, his family and his attorneys were in an Atlanta courtroom arguing his appeal. Three judges from the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard the arguments.

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Shooting suspect arrested

Updated: 02/28/2007 - Richmond County deputies have arrested Emanuel Demmons, wanted in the shooting of Dominique Ellis on Sunday, February 25. Demmons surrendered himself at approximately 11:30.

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Aquinas junior overcomes the obstacles

Updated: 02/28/2007 - It's something we all take for granted: our hands. Imagine having the use of just one. Now imagine playing a sport like basketball with the use of just one hand. An Aquinas junior is doing just that.

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Sheriff's Office: Augusta cold case solved

Updated: 02/28/2007 - Eva Taylor is relieved and overjoyed that Richmond County investigators have captured two of the three suspects wanted for the murder of her youngest son, 27-year-old John Grimes.

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Local Update - February 28, 2007

Posted: 02/28/2007 - Train hits car; burglary suspect captured; Augusta man accused of molesting 14-year-old; Georgia Supreme Court to hear Rivera death sentence appeal; Charles Walker appeal; Trenton woman accused of abusing foster child

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Video shows Trenton woman abusing foster child

Posted: 02/27/2007 - A mother is behind bars after deputies say a teenager videotaped her abusing a 12-year-old foster child. Belinda Cooper of Trenton is charged with assault and neglect by Edgefield County investigators.

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On Your Side: Sneaky Scams

Posted: 02/27/2007 - There are a couple of scams making the rounds that you need to be on the lookout for. If you don't, you could be out of something a whole lot more expensive than your pride.

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Teen killed in accident on way to school

Posted: 02/27/2007 - Thomson High School junior Cheryl Helmly was killed when her car collided with a pickup truck. Students and faculty are grieving over the loss. They say Cheryl had so much living to do and was taken away much too soon.

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On Your Side: Dialing Up a Refund

Updated: 02/27/2007 - Your telephone bill could be the secret to you getting to share of $10 billion on your tax return this year. The IRS is returning that big sum of money through something called the Telephone Excise Tax Refund.

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New Daylight Saving Time causes headaches

Updated: 02/27/2007 - The new date for Daylight Saving Time is three weeks earlier than in previous years. The government is making the change to hopefully save energy. But as News 12 discovered, it's taking a lot of energy to change time.

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