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Car break-ins hit neighborhoods on both sides of river

Updated: 07/31/2013 - In less than a week, more than 20 cars were broken into in neighborhoods in Richmond County, and on Monday night, 10 more happened in North Augusta. The majority of them are being called crimes of opportunity.

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First-time juvenile offenders experience life as inmates

Juvenile Offender Impact program

Updated: 07/30/2013 - Richmond County is aiming to keep kids out of jail by putting them inside of one. It's part of a new program called the Juvenile Offender Impact program started by the Sheriff's Office.

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Avery Pointe Apartments still in the dark

Updated: 07/30/2013 - Three weeks and one murder later, there are still no lights. So News 12 stopped back by Avery Pointe Apartments to try to talk to them about how this has turned into more of a safety issue.

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Augusta man charged with armed robbery

Gary Williamson (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 07/29/2013 - Gary Williamson, 20, has been arrested and charged with armed robbery after deputies say he pointed a gun at a woman and demanded all her money.

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Neighbors say a few light bulbs may have saved man's life

Updated: 07/29/2013 - Investigators say Lamar King died after a gunshot to the chest, but News 12 talked to neighbors who say a few new light bulbs may have prevented the tragedy. They say while lights won't stop crime, it sure would help deter it.

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1 teen is buried, another sits in jail

Updated: 07/30/2013 - The City of Augusta has seen a lot of violence recently. On Saturday morning, one of those victims was laid to rest. News 12 spent the day with family and friends of the Laney Walker student.

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Man charged in brutal Aiken assault volunteered with Public Safety

Derek Randolph Brooks (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 07/26/2013 - An alleged attempted murderer is off the streets after a brutal attack in Downtown Aiken. But now, we're learning more about the suspect who's well-known in Aiken. CrimeTeam 12's Chad Mills tells us why this arrest is still puzzling some.

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Shootings, murders linked to gang activity in Augusta

Updated: 07/30/2013 - Eight teenagers were behind bars Friday night on charges related to gang activity. Two are still waiting for their first court appearance. Two others went in front of a judge Friday and four were in court Wednesday. So far, all have been denied bond.

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8 suspects named in connection to shootout at party

Updated: 07/26/2013 - Eight suspects have now been named in the shootout that happened on Thames Place last month, which investigators now say may have been a gang-related dispute.

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Only on 12: Convicted toe sucker shares his story

Joey Leaphart (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 07/26/2013 - Joey Leaphart says he doesn't want women to fear him or think he is a child molester. He says he is harmless; he just likes feet, and he likes asking women if he can kiss theirs.

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Man dead after shooting in Bamberg

Updated: 07/25/2013 - Bamberg Assistant Police Chief Doug Kirby tells the Times and Democrat of Orangeburg that 38-year-old Gene James Anderson of Bamberg was shot just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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