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Warning Signs?

Posted: 01/10/2006 - The murders of two little boys by their own father has shocked North Augusta. The boys and their father were found dead Sunday evening in the father’s home. Gunner and Ryker’s parents were separated, but there were no signs that something like this would happen.

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Georgia Legislature

Updated: 01/09/2006 - Full coverage of the opening of the Georgia Legislature, including more information on all local legislators and how you can watch legislative sessions live online.

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Police: Dad Kills Sons, Then Himself

Updated: 01/09/2006 - Police in North Augusta spent Monday looking for clues in what they call a murder-suicide. They say a father killed his two young sons, then himself. The bodies were found Sunday, along with a videotape confession from the dad.

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A Tale of Tragedy

Posted: 01/09/2006 - We’ve seen it all on tape, the sights and sounds of that tragic day in Graniteville. But tonight, we hear from one woman whose story of survival ended up in print. She not only survived the chlorine spill, but also became a national headline herself after writing a book about it.

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Community Reacts to Railroad Safety Changes

Posted: 01/06/2006 - Norfolk Southern has done a lot to make sure that a tragedy like the one a year ago does not happen again. But as News 12 reports, some residents don’t feel the changes are good enough.

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Little One Left Behind

Updated: 01/06/2006 - As nine balloons representing nine victims raise to the sky, one balloon is left behind, just like the small hand that holds it. This is Steven Bagby Jr. He’s one year and 10 days old. His dad worked at Avondale Mills and was killed from the chlorine spill.

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Vigil For Train Accident Victims

Updated: 01/06/2006 - As tears glisten in the candlelight , families cling to each other for healing. They also cling to God. “We thank you God that you brought us together as one,” the pastor said, praying.

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FRA Orders Railroad Safety Improvements

Posted: 01/06/2006 - Ten months after the deadly chlorine release, the Federal Railroad Administration ordered all railroad companies to improve manual track switching procedures. And while Norfolk Southern says the FRA’s mandation will only make it safer.

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Remembering Graniteville: One Year Later

Updated: 01/06/2006 - News 12 takes a look back at the year that has passed since the January 2005 train accident and chemical spill in Graniteville. Read some of News 12's stories about the aftermath of the train accident.

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Commission Retreat

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Mayor Deke Copenhaver tries to build teamwork with the Augusta commission with plans for a retreat, a retreat that may be the key to breaking the gridlock on the commission.

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Healthy SC Challenge Helping With New Years Goals

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Looking to get fit in the New Year? Maybe it’s time to join in on the Healthy South Carolina Challenge. First Lady Jenny Sanford talked with News 12 about how you can join in and get some help setting your goals.

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Same-Sex Classrooms in Harlem

Updated: 01/05/2006 - Boys and girls in one Columbia County school won't be sharing the same classroom anymore, at least for the rest of this school year. Harlem Middle is one of several schools that didn't meet federal standards under the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Metal Bars Hinder Fire Rescue

Posted: 01/05/2006 - And as family and friends are shocked by the tragic ending, fire inspectors say metal burglar bars made it hard for firefighters to do their jobs. The device designed to keep burglars out did the same thing when it came to firefighters.

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Lawmakers Have Consolidation Questions

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Columbia County commissioners hope consolidation will get the go ahead at the legislative session starting Monday. But the bill could sit on the shelf for another year.

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Augusta Commission Gridlock

Updated: 06/07/2006 - It’s a new year with some of the same old problems for the Augusta commission. News 12 explains why commissioners are gridlocked on several key issues and how the mayor plans to get them to work together.

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Law Strenghtens Crimestoppers

Posted: 01/04/2006 - Law enforcement and lawmakers know you hold the answers to many unsolved crimes. Crimestoppers is nothing new. News 12 explains how a law will protect tipsters and strengthen Crimestoppers.

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Cardale Gibbons Sentenced for 2004 Murder

Updated: 01/04/2006 - Shanequa Carpenter was a mother of three. She was only 24-years-old when she was killed. Ernest Bussey has already admitted to the murder and is serving a life sentence. Co-defendant Cardale Gibbons was also charged with Carpenter’s murder.

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First Commission Meeting of the Year

Updated: 06/07/2006 - One of the big items on the commission’s agenda was the election of a Mayor Pro-Tem. This is the person who will preside in the absence of Mayor Copenhaver. Marion Williams and Andy Cheek were nominated for the position.

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Fury's Ferry Zoning

Updated: 06/07/2006 - New shopping centers usually bring more traffic dangers. One developer wants to bring a shopping center to a residential area off Fury’s Ferry, and people who live there are not happy about it. News 12 is on your side with how zoning laws could affect your safety.

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Tornado Hits Johnson County

Updated: 01/03/2006 - A tornado touched down in Johnson County around 8:30 Monday night. It tore trees from the ground and blew roofs off buildings. News 12 shows you the destruction.

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Local Gun Sales Up

Updated: 01/03/2006 - It could be you, the next victim of an armed robbery or home invasion. The thought of it is scary. And sportsman shops in our area say they have had their largest sales within recent years. You may be surprised who’s buying them.

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Pastor Loses Battle with Cancer

Updated: 01/04/2006 - Pastor Scott Ostendorf of the Midland Valley Church of the Nazarene died Tuesday morning. He'd known since June that he had pancreatic cancer. News 12 reported on him in November and he pastor said "I'm happy with life whether I live or whether I die."

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Armed Robbery Suspects Still on the Streets

Posted: 12/30/2005 - Two armed men accused of forcing their way into a West Augusta apartment are still on the street tonight. News 12 has the latest on a criminal investigation that is on hold.

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Overcrowding at LEC

Updated: 12/29/2005 - Overcrowded conditions in Richmond County jails have been a problem for years. $24 million from SPLOST will be used to build a new jail. News 12 explains when the project will start and how the current conditions have some people upset.

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Thurmond Dam Failure Plan

Updated: 12/29/2005 - The Thurmond Dam keeps thousands of homes safe from flooding. Columbia County has a new plan to keep you dry if the dam would fail. News 12 is on your side with where to go to see if your home is in a danger zone.

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