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Car club donates school supplies to area kids

Updated: 08/13/2014 - An Augusta car club is making sure the kids in their area have everything they need for school this year. They've been collecting and donating school supplies for families in need.

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12 OYS: Details on Amber Alerts after deputies child abduction scare

Updated: 08/13/2014 - Wednesday morning, many are breathing a sigh of relief as deputies confirm there was not a child abduction after receiving a call Tuesday night about a possible abduction. As the situation developed over hours, News 12 received many calls about why an amber alert was not issued. We're on your side with answers.

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Back to school bumps getting corrected

Updated: 08/13/2014 - Students in South Carolina are enjoying their last week of summer before they hit the books, but students in Georgia are back in class. Columbia County leaders admit it's been a bumpy ride, however it's been smooth sailing in our area's largest county. News 12 is on your side with a tale of two counties.

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State plans to upgrade charges in 2-year-old death

Updated: 08/13/2014 - Tuesday, a Judge Jennings decided not to address bond for Katherine Smith after the state said they plan to upgrade her charge from child cruelty to murder.

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Paralyzed pooch gets her first set of wheels

Updated: 08/13/2014 - People are coming together to help a paralyzed puppy get a new home and a set of wheels. The pit bull mix was abused when she was just 7 weeks old, leaving her paralyzed from the waist down.

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Crews get power back on in Columbia County

Updated: 08/12/2014 - Crews are working a power outage between William Few Parkway and Gordon Highway in Columbia County, Columbia County dispatch said.

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UPDATE | McDuffie tractor-trailer drivers ID'd in fatal crash

Deadly Accident

Updated: 08/12/2014 - The driver of the southbound truck, Wright, was dead on scene. The driver of the westbound truck, 28-year-old Aniel Ortiz Bofill, had minor injuries, Georgia State Patrol said. Charges are pending against Bofill.

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Revenge porn now a criminal offense in Georgia

Updated: 08/12/2014 - A new type of revenge is making rounds on the internet. It's getting so popular, Georgia passed a new law just to fight it. It's called revenge porn, and it's when someone posts explicit pictures or video of someone else online without their consent. News 12's Christie Ethridge says it happened to several Augusta women Sunday night.

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West Nile could hit area after Atlanta confirmed cases

Updated: 08/12/2014 - It's hard to believe that something smaller than a penny can hurt you, but some mosquito bites are deadly. Four Atlanta parks have tested positive for the West Nile Virus this summer and one expert says beware. News 12 spoke with Richmond County Mosquito Control and they say it's not a matter of if, but when will West Nile make it to our area.

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Plan in place to fix crumbling South Augusta bridge

Updated: 08/11/2014 - More than two years ago, the city owned bridge collapsed, leaving problems piling up in its wake. But, with the recent rain, things have gone from bad to worse.

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Results in for South Carolina graduation exam

Updated: 08/11/2014 - The results are in for South Carolina’s High School Assessment Program and the state Superintendent says the scores are disappointing.

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Homeowners give Augusta Commissioners an earful about taxes

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Updated: 08/11/2014 - A crowd of about 75 listened to city leaders spout off all the reasons why commissioners are asking to raise their property taxes. The same crowd had its own reasons for their taxes to be lowered.

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SC Medicaid dealing with application backlog

Posted: 08/11/2014 - Deputy director John Supra says the agency should be caught up within a couple of weeks. Six temporary employees hired since July 1 are helping with the paperwork. Of the decisions made so far, 56 percent are approvals. Many others who applied were already enrolled.

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