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Low turnout does not affect message of Civil Rights summit

Updated: 10/30/2013 - A judge, pastor, and football coach were just some of the community leaders talking about civil rights at Paine College Tuesday night. News12 was at the meeting where organizers are now determined to reach more people. At one point the panel out numbered the audience, but organizers say it's not about how many show up. It's more about what people learn and share.

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Food stamp cuts will total $5 billion

Updated: 10/30/2013 - In four days millions of Americans will be effected by cuts to Food Stamps benefits. We're talking billions of dollars here and it all starts November 1st. News12 is on your side with why this is happening and how it will affect you.

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Aimee Copeland returns to Augusta to help others

Updated: 10/26/2013 - After spending weeks in Augusta recovering from a flesh eating bacteria last year Aimee Copeland is back, but this time to help others. After dealing with her own tragedy -- now she's using her voice to help victims of sex trafficking . News12 caught up with her at the i-CARE 5k race Saturday morning as she works to spread her message.

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14-year-old kills Aunt who is registered sex offender

Updated: 10/23/2013 - A 14-year-old girl is behind bars tonight accused of stabbing her own aunt to death. It happened Monday night at a home on Scott Store Road just off of Highway 56 in Burke county. News12 spoke with the lead investigator on the case who says the teenager will be charged as an adult.

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Some say fair parking isn't "fair" where they live

Updated: 10/22/2013 - A trip to the fair means first finding a place to park. For some living at an apartment complex in Downtown Augusta, fair parking became their problem when they found most of their complex parking was dedicated to fair goers. The deal was struck between their landlord and a private contractor and tenants tell News 12 the deal wasn't "fair."

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Study says No. 1 state in men killing women is South Carolina

Domestic violence

Updated: 10/20/2013 - South Carolina tops the list that many don't want to ever hear. A study shows it's the number 1 state when it comes to men killing women. With October being National Domestic Violence Awareness Month some in Aiken are coming together to raise money and help those effected by violence at home. News12 tells the story of one family and how you can help make a difference.

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Man stabbed in the back on basketball court

Updated: 10/19/2013 - Richmond County Sheriff's deputies responded to the basketball court in Cherry Tree Crossing at 12:45 p.m. on Friday to find a man with stab wounds.

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Man arrested for early morning shooting

Updated: 10/19/2013 - Richmond County Deputies responded to the 3900 block of Wexford Court at 1:31 a.m. on Saturday to find a woman with gun shot wounds.

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Police: Man kills two, sends another to hospital, and turns gun on himself

Updated: 07/21/2013 - An early morning Sunday shooting has claimed the lives of two people and another one is still in critical condition. The Pepperidge subdivision is where it all took place. News12 spoke to family and neighbors about this sad story. Brandi Paulk and her son's father Lee Wilson lost their lives, but they weren't the only ones affected. Her sister April Paulk is still in critical condition and family members say what makes this even more tragic is that the gunman was married to her.

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Arrest made in overnight Aiken shooting

Updated: 07/21/2013 - ​The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is looking into a shooting incident that occurred Saturday night near 3001 Vaucluse Road. One man has been arrested.

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Religious leader donates $20K after watching News 12 story

Siri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 07/12/2013 - He's a religious leader with millions of followers world wide who's bringing attention to a Columbia County charity. After seeing a News12 report about a bird refuge in Harlem, he decided to make the trip, and bring his money and followers with him. News12 explains how his pilgrimage brought fans from miles around.

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Investigators say marina fire was no accident

Updated: 07/09/2013 - A marina in McDuffie county went up in flames early Monday morning and investigators say it was done on purpose. Crime Team 12 spoke to one of the business owners who believes she knows who's behind the fire.

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Local Boy Scout Troop must now find new home

Updated: 07/09/2013 - A recent rule change to the Boy Scouts of America is making some churches upset. The group is now allowing young gay boys to become members. A local church is dropping their sponsorship of a troop because their faith conflicts with the new changes. News12 talked to a couple of folks effected by the change. Boy scout troop 686 will soon have to find a new home because their host is against the new rule change, but as one church closes their doors another one says they will gladly open theirs.

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A car break-in happens just feet away from deputy

Updated: 07/06/2013 - If you hit Downtown Augusta on First Friday this month you probably noticed a lot more deputies out. The sheriff's office upped its manpower this month, but one downtown visitor says it didn't help him. News12 reports one man's car was broken into when a deputy was just feet away from the crime.

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SC wants to be drone testing site

Posted: 04/29/2013 - South Carolina is one of about three dozen states that want to become a testing site for using unmanned drones for domestically.

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