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MCG to stop providing non-emergency Medicaid care

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Augusta's largest Medicaid provider may be cutting off patients starting Friday. MCG officials are currently negotiating a contract with managed care companies and have been unable to reach an agreement.

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Teen stabs teen on bus home from school

Updated: 09/18/2006 - Two students fighting on a Richmond County school bus ends with one going to the hospital and the other to the Youth Detention Center. One school board member wants to know how the weapon possibly entered Glenn Hills High School.

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Sex offender lies to officers about new address

Posted: 08/30/2006 - A Columbia County sex offender has been arrested for lying about where he was moving. Capt. Steve Morris says William Allen Cummings told officers he was moving out of Columbia County to Wrens.

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Man wanted in hit and run

Posted: 08/30/2006 - Richmond County deputies hope you can help them find a man wanted for a hit and run that happened August 22. Investigators say Carlos Pimentel was driving a gray Toyota 4 Runner when he hit Victor Hill on Walker Street.

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Katrina: One Year Later

Updated: 08/31/2006 - One year ago, the nation experienced one of the worst natural disasters in history. Hurricane Katrina swept through the Gulf Coast, leaving damage and destruction in her path...killing hundreds and leaving behind unimaginable devastation.

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Former SRS employee jailed for child pornography

Posted: 08/30/2006 - A former employee at Savannah River Site is heading to jail. A judge sentenced Vincent V. Labon of Martinez to 21 months in prison. That will be followed by two years of supervised release.

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NEW! News 12 This Morning Local Update

Posted: 08/30/2006 - North Augusta Public Safety officers are still trying to locate the driver whose car was found upside down after an accident. They were called to the Friendly Mini Mart off east Buena Vista last night around 11:30... (what's this?)

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Woman robbed at Burger King drive-thru

Posted: 08/29/2006 - An Augusta woman robbed in a fast food drive-thru. Janice Dukes says a man took her purse at gunpoint while she was in line at Burger King at 1601 Gordon Highway.

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Mother, two sons arrested in school brawl

Updated: 09/18/2006 - Two Aiken County teenagers and their mother are behind bars after scuffle with officers in a school parking lot yesterday. Officers say the mother caused the fight.

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Two more arrests in pickup truck murder

Posted: 08/29/2006 - There have been two more arrests in the murder of a man found in the back of a pickup truck. Anthony Lamar Herrington and Michael Bernard Jones have been arrested in the murder of Curtis Howard, Jr.

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Aiken County man wanted for drug trafficking

Posted: 08/29/2006 - John Ingram is wanted on charges related to dealing cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana. He's also wanted for illegal possession of the anti-anxiety drug Valium and the arthritis drug Piroxicam.

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Sheriffs: All Evans Middle documents accounted for

Posted: 08/29/2006 - Investigators are "reasonably certain" all documents removed from the old Evans Middle School have been returned to superintendent Tommy Price, according to Capt. Steve Morris with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

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Man murdered, body left in pickup truck

Posted: 08/29/2006 - Burke County authorities are looking for two more murder suspects. Two men are already in jail charged with the crime. The body was found Friday off Horseshoe Drive in Richmond County.

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NEW! News 12 This Morning Local Update

Updated: 08/29/2006 - Here are your top stories for Tuesday morning, August 29. Traffic is still moving slowly this morning in the eastbound and westbound lanes of Whiskey Road after an accident... (What's this?)

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Blacks Against Black Crimes founder's message lives on

Posted: 08/28/2006 - Barbara Thurmond was disturbed at black on black crime in the early 90's. It led her to form an organization to bring awareness to the problem...and despite her illness, she never left the fight.

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Copenhaver kicks off mayoral campaign with barbecue

Posted: 08/28/2006 - Augusta mayor Deke Copenhaver made it official today, announcing he'll run in November to keep his job for the next four years. The mayor held a barbecue this evening to kick off his campaign at Julian Smith Casino. We spoke with him there about his campaign plans.

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Gas prices depend on many factors

Updated: 08/28/2006 - Gas prices can go up and down multiple times throughout the day. And lots of things, from the world economy to local demand, weather conditions, and even local taxes can affect how much you pay for gas.

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Keith Brown resigns

Updated: 08/28/2006 - The Augusta Commission now has a vacant seat to fill. Today, Keith Brown met with Mayor Copenhaver and resigned as District 4 interim commissioner.

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Man murdered in possible drug deal

Posted: 08/28/2006 - A man was found murdered in south Augusta Friday night, August 25. Curtis Howard, Jr., of Athens, was found in the back of a pick-up truck behind a vacant trailer on Horseshoe Road.

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Beloved Augusta rabbi remembered, honored

Updated: 08/28/2006 - A local rabbi who devoted three decades to our community was remembered and honored in Augusta Sunday. Rabbi Maynard Hyman was buried earlier this month in Israel, but he led a synagogue off of Walton Way for thirty years.

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60 local women take handgun certification course

Updated: 08/28/2006 - Women seeking certification hit the range in Edgefield Saturday to fire off rounds and gain a feeling of power in their lives. Women with weapons...namely handguns. It is a growing trend nationwide, with some 17 million women owning some type of gun.

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Surge in theft of untraceable, valuable copper wire

Updated: 08/28/2006 - It may look like scrap metal to you and me, but to thieves, copper wire looks likes dollar signs. And it's difficult it is to trace stolen scraps. There are no bar codes or tracking numbers...just bare copper.

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Proposed Augusta budget eliminates Arts Council funding

Posted: 08/25/2006 - It's one of the easiest budgets to cut, but Augusta Arts Council Executive Director Brenda Durant says the city's funding is one-third of the council's operating costs and is vital to festivals like Arts in the Heart.

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No easy answer to abandoned building problem

Posted: 08/25/2006 - As News 12 reported Monday, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office says abandoned buildings can be hotspots for crime. Now we show you why holding the property owners accountable for securing the area is a challenge.

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