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Sheriff wants to close parts of Riverwalk

Commission seal

Posted: 07/08/2013 - It could end up costing nearly a million dollars to beef up security downtown. The money would be used for cameras, more deputies and better lighting.

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UPDATE: Strong-arm robbery suspect arrested

Troy Randell Kooy (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 07/08/2013 - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office has confirmed Troy Randell Kooy has been arrested in connection to a strong-arm robbery that happened last week at Kent's Korner.

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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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Attorney general: Aiken child porn incident is big case

Ronald Gardner (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 07/03/2013 - On Wednesday, the state attorney general's office released new info about a child porn arrest in Aiken. About a month ago, a man was arrested at home. It all began with an undercover investigation in April that started when two video files were downloaded. Now, the attorney general is speaking out, and he's talking to News 12's Chad Mills.

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Officers asking for help identifying man in vandalism video

Updated: 07/03/2013 - Graffiti is a pretty common thing to see, but video of the crime happening in action is not. Aiken's Department of Public Safety has video they want you to see. As News 12's Christie Ethridge reports, officers are hoping it leads to an arrest.

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Arrest made in Swainsboro murder

Jamichael Ricardo Simmons (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 07/03/2013 - Jamichael Ricardo Simmons, 29, is being held at the Emanuel County Detention Facility for charges of felony murder and concealing a death. Simmons is said to have a North Carolina address.

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Pizza delivery man robbed at gunpoint in Aiken

Updated: 07/03/2013 - The Aiken delivery man showed up to 302 Kershaw Street to deliver pizza. He told investigators multiple men surrounded him with guns and demanded money and the pizzas.

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Neighborhood left on edge after shootout at party

Updated: 07/02/2013 - A group of men, many of them armed, converge on a south Augusta home. News 12's Christie Ethridge broke the story last night. Today, she shared that video with investigators and went back to the neighborhood, where many families are living in fear.

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Only on 12: Deputies watch surveillance video of shootout for first time

Updated: 07/02/2013 - We're about to show you video you won't see anywhere else. A shootout at a house party Saturday night was all caught on a surveillance camera. Cameras were rolling again as News 12's Christie Ethridge sat down with deputies while they watched the footage for the first time.

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