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Teen accuses deputies of assault with flashlight

Updated: 08/07/2013 - A 15-year-old is speaking out after he says three Richmond County deputies beat him so badly it put him in the hospital. His mother also sat down with News 12 for an exclusive interview.

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Police say mother tried to smuggle drugs into prison while child was with her

Updated: 08/06/2013 - Two teenagers and a 20-year-old woman are behind bars, after prison guards say they tried to smuggle drugs past them. Anthony Gregory, Davielle Luster, and Takerra Luster were arrested in Edgefield County on Friday. We hear about contraband being smuggled into prisons, but police say the three got pretty creative, but officers were able to poke a hole in the plan before the drugs reached the inmate.

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Grand jury to rule on mysterious hunter death in Wilkes Co.

Mysterious death Wilkes County

Updated: 08/06/2013 - The mystery started last September when 35-year-old Jeffrey Gebhardt and a friend travelled from Blairsville,Ga to go on a hunting trip in Holliday Park. Gebhardt went missing, and after a lengthy search, they found his body with 18 stab wounds.

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Deadly year of pedestrian fatalities leads to road improvement partnership

Pedestrian safety

Updated: 08/06/2013 - It's a partnership that's taking steps to keep pedestrians from stepping into traffic. After one of the deadliest years for pedestrian accidents, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with the city's Traffic Engineering Department. As News 12's Christie Ethridge reports, it's to make our roadways safer for people on foot.

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18 people shot within 16 days in Augusta

Updated: 08/06/2013 - In the last 24 hours, Augusta has seen 3 different shootings with multiple people injured. News 12 has a breakdown of all these shootings and what you should do if gunshots are fired around you.

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Richmond County rolling out reserve deputies for First Friday

Updated: 08/03/2013 - It's a first at First Friday tonight. The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is rolling out the reserve deputies to help patrol the streets and keep you safe. Even though they're part of the reserves, as News 12's Christie Ethridge reports, you probably won't be able to tell the difference.

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