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For or against, Augustans seek resolution to Iraq war

Updated: 01/11/2007 - President Bush made a plea to the American people last night, saying we should finish the job in Iraq. News 12 talked to one local soldier who may see another tour. We also have local reactions and statements by our Congressmen.

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Local Update - January 11, 2007

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Woman, cats die in accidental fire; investigators still searching for Walton Way rapist; lots of unsolved armed robberies; 16-year-old charged as adult in armed robbery; Tax Advice Day.

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Richmond Hill Market armed robbers still on the loose

Posted: 01/10/2007 - It's a new year with a new string of robberies...and deputies believe different suspects are on the loose in each one. Meanwhile, victims are living with the knowledge that dangerous criminals are out there somewhere.

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Homegrown film festival draws crowds

Posted: 01/10/2007 - The Southern Fried Flicks film festival is back in Augusta for a third year. Filmmakers from all over the South are here to showcase their work. This film festival is really making a name for itself in Augusta.

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Hill residents shocked at rape of elderly woman

Updated: 01/10/2007 - A woman was attacked by a rapist as she returned to her home before dawn in one of Augusta's best neighborhoods--the Hill area. It happened early Tuesday in the 2500 block of Walton Way, near Augusta State University.

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Deputy clerk of court arrested for racketeering

Posted: 01/10/2007 - A Richmond County clerk of court has found herself on the wrong side of the law. 29-year-old Mandy Rhodes was arrested Tuesday, accused of stealing more than $21,000 from civil magistrate court.

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Woman sexually assaulted on Walton Way

Updated: 01/10/2007 - An elderly woman returning from walking her dog was attacked and raped along Walton Way in Augusta. This happened not far from Augusta State University. Investigators say there are several unusual aspects to this case.

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Local Update - January 10, 2006

Updated: 01/10/2007 - Deputy clerk of court arrested; magistrate judge arrested; serial bank robber wanted; teen wanted in drive-by shooting; Gov. Perdue pushing for higher speeding fines; pacing continues along I-20.

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GreenJackets owner elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Posted: 01/10/2007 - He was the enduring image of major league baseball the season he broke Lou Gehrig's consecutive games played record. Now Augusta GreenJacket owner Cal Ripken is a Hall of Famer.

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DOT: I-20 pacing necessary for safety, long-term benefits

Updated: 01/09/2007 - Long lines of traffic have crawled down the interstate this week. Today, we learned it will last twice as long as originally thought to get I-20 back to normal. But the DOT says it's short term pain for long term gain.

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Parents allegedly permit Lincolnton teen beer bash

Updated: 01/09/2007 - A truckload of beer and alcohol was seized after a teen beer bash was broken up in Lincoln County this weekend. Dozens of teenagers were found there, all underage, and some of the very young.

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Brown's death hastens plans for Legacy Monument

Posted: 01/09/2007 - He'll always be larger than life for music fans around the world. Now there are plans to honor James Brown with a much bigger statue than the one that's now in downtown Augusta.

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Richmond County court clerk arrested

Posted: 01/09/2007 - Augusta civil and magistrate court deputy clerk Mandy Rhodes of Martinez was arrested this afternoon. She's accused of stealing $21,000 in public money. She first came under suspicion last summer.

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Aiken County magistrate judge arrested

Posted: 01/09/2007 - Magistrate court Judge Charles Carter of Aiken County was arrested today. Warrants say Judge Carter knew that a county employee was having an improper sexual relationship but did not report it to authorities.

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I-20 eastbound paced Jan. 8 through 12

Updated: 01/09/2007 - Eastbound traffic on I-20 will be paced on Wednesday January 8, and continue through Friday, January 12, between the hours of 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Westbound pacing will also continue through next week.

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One Graniteville victim fears never seeing a settlement

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Victims of the Graniteville train wreck involved in a class-action lawsuit got the news they've been waiting to hear today: their lawsuit has been settled. One woman living in the town is still waiting for a resolution to her own lawsuit.

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Local Update - January 9, 2007

Posted: 01/09/2007 - Another armed robbery; seafood restaurant catches fire; lawmakers return to work; federal judge approves Graniteville settlement; deputy expected to recover after hitting deer; three armed robberies; I-20 pacing.

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Armed robberies on the rise in Augusta

Posted: 01/08/2007 - Four armed robberies in just 24 hours. What investigators say worries them is that different people may have hit each store. They expected the new year to bring less crime. So far, it's brought anything but.

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Freshman lawmakers hope to make a difference for Augusta

Updated: 01/08/2007 - Sonny Perdue was sworn in today for his second term as governor, and Casey Cagle was sworn in as the state's first-ever Republican lieutenant governor. This is also a big day for our local lawmakers.

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Karyn Grace continues fight for Gunner-Ryker Bill

Updated: 01/09/2007 - A grieving mother is taking her fight back to the steps of South Carolina's state capitol. Exactly one year ago today Karyn Grace found her sons dead after deputies say her husband killed them in a murder-suicide.

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Funeral home robbed

Updated: 01/08/2007 - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office needs your help to find the men who robbed a funeral home this afternoon. Investigators say a man got into an argument with a clerk, then took money from a customer in the store.

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