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Deputies: Trenton man arrested for ill-treatment of 77 horses

Updated: 03/26/2014 - An Edgefield County man is facing an animal cruelty charge for allegedly mistreating 77 horses. On Saturday morning, deputies raided a horse farm near the corner of Vann Road and New Market Road in Trenton. But as News 12's Chad Mills found out, they didn't seize all 77 horses.

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Murder suspect also "person of interest" in woman's disappearance

Angel Phelps

Updated: 03/21/2014 - 46-year-old Todd Brown is behind bars and charged with murder. Wednesday, Aiken County deputies say he kicked in a door before shooting and killing 32-year-old Lacey Parker of Warrenville. Now, the Sheriff's Office says Brown is a "person of interest" in another big case.

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New Ellenton Police investigating rash of break-ins, asking public for help

Updated: 03/14/2014 - Police in one Aiken County community are investigating a rash of burglaries. At least eight houses have been burglarized in New Ellenton. But now, the chief of police and her second-in-command are speaking out. News 12's Chad Mills is On Your Side with their message for you.

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Ga. bill looks to expand DNA sampling for suspects

Updated: 03/10/2014 - Georgia Senate Bill 135 would allow the state to collect DNA from anyone arrested for a felony. Some worry the law violates civil liberties, but others think the pros outweigh the cons.

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Sheriff issues warning to out-of-state tree services

Aiken County Sheriff's Office

Posted: 02/24/2014 - Workers from all over the country are flocking to our area to make a quick buck. With trees and limbs down at every corner and in every yard, tree companies are here and ready for hire, but the top cop in Aiken County has a big warning. He tells News 12's Chad Mills not all of those workers are here to make an honest living.

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Lawyer: Cop killer's acts could have been prevented

Joshua Jones

Updated: 02/04/2014 - On Monday, 28-year-old Joshua Jones was sentenced to a life in prison with no parole for murdering an Aiken Public Safety officer. Now, the team that defended him is talking only to News 12's Chad Mills. They have a warning: with one-in-four Americans suffering from mental illness, better treatment could stop another Joshua Jones.

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Martinez man sentenced for attempted online enticement of a minor

Posted: 01/22/2014 - Fawad Shah Syed, 47, of Martinez, was sentenced Tuesday to over 24 years in prison, followed by ten years of supervised release, for the attempted online enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, destruction of records in a federal investigation, and attempted destruction of records in a federal investigation.

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Aiken Public Safety addresses turnover at council meeting

Updated: 01/13/2014 - In recent calculations, Dewar determined the turnover rate to be nearly 36% since the beginning of 2012. Preliminary data that Dewar released says, since 2012, 10 Public Safety employees retired, 15 left the department voluntarily, 2 were fired, and one was killed.

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Local Indian tribe wins battle in child custody case

Posted: 01/13/2014 - An Allendale County Indian tribe, the Yamassee Nation, scored somewhat of a victory in court Monday afternoon. A family court judge determined a Philadelphia County court order demanding the tribe surrender a 2-year-old child has no legal standing in South Carolina.

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