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12 OYS: Woman claims online cellphone buyback made bogus offer

Updated: 11/11/2014 - Many of us use our iPhones for calls, e-mails and even games. But when it is time to upgrade, getting rid of your old phone and getting cash back sounds like a golden opportunity. However, a News 12 viewer said she feels like a victim of a bait and switch after trusting one online company.

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Augusta honors military members for Veterans Day

Updated: 11/12/2014 - On this Veterans Day Washington, DC honored those who served with a wreath laying at the tomb of the unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery and there was a concert on the National Mall. Closer to home News 12 shows us how Augusta honored Veterans today.

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1 hurt in Augusta apartment fire

Posted: 11/11/2014 - A woman was hurt once flames broke out before noon on Tuesday, dispatch said. No word on the extent of the injuries.

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Sheriff says new guns, body cams can be paid without tax dollars

Updated: 11/10/2014 - The Richmond County Sheriff wants more money for his department and says it won't cost tax payers a dime. Sheriff Richard Roundtree wants new guns and body cameras for his deputies, but as News 12 reports the cash will come from guns the sheriff's office already has.

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Group lays plan against Augusta's storm water fee

Updated: 11/10/2014 - The city says it will cost you less than a quarter a day to fix most of Augusta's storm water problems, but one homeowners group says that's too much for Augusta taxpayers.

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Changes to how animal abusers are punished in SC

Updated: 11/10/2014 - A new directive by the director of the FBI is now directing his agency to count crimes against animals in their annual Uniform Crime Reporting statistics.

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VA vows focus on customer service

Posted: 11/10/2014 - The department will hire a chief customer service officer and will create a single regional framework that will encompass all aspects of the agency, from health care to benefits, loan centers and even cemetery plots. The VA now has nine organizational maps and at least a dozen websites, many with their own user names and passwords.

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SC asks for dismissal of gay marriage challenge

Posted: 11/10/2014 - Attorney General Alan Wilson argues in court documents filed Monday that a federal case brought by a same-sex couple in Charleston should be dismissed.

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UPDATE | City of Augusta updates policy on grass cutting, charging homeowners

Updated: 11/10/2014 - If you don't cut your grass the city can do it for you and send you a bill without telling you. One homeowner says it's not fair and he got the clean up bill with no explanation. Just telling him to pay up. News 12 spoke to one Augusta commissioner who says the ordinance needs some changing.

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Defeated Rep. John Barrow selling his Augusta home

John Barrow

Updated: 11/10/2014 - Barrow lived in Athens when he was first elected in 2004, but GOP lawmakers twice redrew his 12th District seat to leave him politically homeless. To stay within his district, Barrow moved to Savannah in 2006 and then to Augusta in 2012.

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Sheriff's Office requesting new equipment

Updated: 11/10/2014 - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office says to better protect us they need some new gear, but it's not going to be cheap. This week they'll be asking to re-allocate thousands of dollars to buy new guns and other equipment.

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