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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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Local Update - February 7, 2007

Posted: 02/07/2007 - Woman escapes rollover crash with minor injuries; former Aiken EMT trainer dies in crash; Glenn Hills High student charged with rape; answers expected in inmate's death; Hyde Park residents want proof of contamination.

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Only on 12: Burke County inmate showed no suicidal signs

Updated: 02/06/2007 - A Keysville man was found hanged in his cell in the Burke County Jail early yesterday morning. News 12 went into the Burke County Jail to find out why 54-year-old Ezumer Palmer was not on suicide watch.

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On Your Side: Taxidermy Trouble

Updated: 02/06/2007 - Customers say a popular taxidermist has vanished...and with him, their money and prize animals. The business burned down in October, but customers say the owner hasn't let them know what happened.

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1 killed in Aiken County single car accident

Updated: 02/06/2007 - An Aiken man has been confirmed dead in a single vehicle accident on Highway 78 near Fire Tower Road in Aiken County, 8 miles east of Aiken. It happened at 2:15 this afternoon.

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Elderly woman dies in house fire

Updated: 02/06/2007 - A Columbia County woman died in a fire that destroyed her home early this morning. It happened so fast there was nothing the family could do. Firefighters say the house had no working smoke detectors.

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Glenn Hills High student charged in Goody's rape

Updated: 02/07/2007 - The Goody's store off Deans Bridge Road is back open this afternoon. The store closed after a rape yesterday, and police say they think a teenager did the crime. Investigators arrested 17-year-old Michael Whitmore this morning.

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Special Assignment: The Lure of Meth

Posted: 02/06/2007 - Narcotics agents say a dangerous drug is becoming more popular where you live. News 12's Stephanie Baker talked to people who know firsthand how the lure of meth can destroy lives.

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Woman raped in department store bathroom

Posted: 02/06/2007 - A woman says she was held at gunpoint and raped in the bathroom of a popular clothing store in the middle of the day. The surveillance cameras may have captured some important clues.

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Local Update - February 6, 2007

Posted: 02/06/2007 - Man arrested for raping woman in department store; Aiken County teen dies in crash; Williams pushes to jazz up Brown statue; Aiken County Council holds smoking ban public hearing.

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On Your Side: Rapid Refund Warning

Updated: 02/06/2007 - You've all seen the signs: use your W-2 as a down payment for a new car or get your tax return refund immediately. They all sound great--but as usual, there is more to the story than those signs are telling you.

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Burke County inmate found hanged

Updated: 02/06/2007 - Ezumer Palmer was arrested Thursday after more than four pounds of cocaine, guns, and cash were found at his home in Keysville. According to reports, he took his own life while being held at the Burke County Jail.

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Rape reported at department store

Updated: 02/06/2007 - The Goody's store on Deans Bridge Road was closed down Monday afternoon while deputies investigated a reported rape there. The victim says a man with a gun was there when she went into the bathroom.

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Pizza delivery ramps up during Super Bowl

Posted: 02/05/2007 - Pizza delivery places all over the country were fielding orders right up until the last touchdown. Some companies estimate that their delivery drivers traveled 4 million miles today.

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StormFEST 2007

Updated: 02/05/2007 - 150 people joined StormTeam 12 meteorologist Adam Clark at Fort Discovery on Saturday for StormFEST 2007. Over 100 people became certified storm spotters, trained on how to spot weather warning signs.

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Only on 12: Man shot in head by best friend

Updated: 02/05/2007 - It was a gruesome scene inside a Blythe mobile home Friday night. Wilbert Fuller was shot...and authorities say his best friend pulled the trigger. Investigators arrested Fuller's friend and neighbor Henry Williams.

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Sixth grader dies after complaining of headache

Updated: 02/05/2007 - There are still lots of questions following the death of a Langford Middle School student. 12-year-old Cyan Scoggins of Augusta died Thursday morning, but no one knows how.

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Local Update - February 5, 2007

Posted: 02/05/2007 - Fatal accident in Aiken County; man may be paralyzed after being shot by friend; shooting follows argument; bus driver improving after Friday shooting; Wachovia inside Deans Bridge Kroger robbed; Burke County drug bust.

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School bus driver shot by fellow driver

Updated: 02/06/2007 - A North Augusta bus driver is in critical condition after getting shot Friday morning. Police say 69-year-old Booker McKenney confessed to shooting 55-year-old Beryl Kinsey at around 6:45, before her morning route.

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Friends remember Charles DeVaney

Updated: 02/06/2007 - Funeral services for former mayor Charles DeVaney were held at First Baptist Church. Family and friends came together from as far away as England to remember a man who touched so many lives.

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New drug-sniffing dog learns tricks of the trade

Updated: 02/06/2007 - They're the eyes and ears for police when drugs aren't in plain view. News 12 went to Spartanburg to see how new K-9 "Max" is learning to help Aiken Public Safety protect your family.

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Family Fraud Alert: Lottery Checks

Updated: 02/06/2007 - You may be getting some mail announcing something that's really too good to be true: lottery checks for lots and lots of money. The trouble is, almost all of them are fake.

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