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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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86-year-old Williston man "left for dead" after brutal beating

Updated: 01/06/2014 - An elderly Barnwell County man was left for dead after a brutal beating. Now, police are looking for two suspects. The alleged home invasion and robbery happened early Saturday morning along Paul Street in Williston. News 12's Chad Mills talked to friends of the 86-year-old victim.

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Dashcam video released of fatal dog shooting

Aiken County Sheriff's Office

Updated: 01/02/2014 - It's a story that continues to stir up a lot of emotion. Now, we have new details after a deputy fatally shoots a dog in Aiken County. But was he justified? News 12's Chad Mills got a copy of the dashcam video, and you're seeing it here first.

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After Aiken pedestrians struck, local lawmaker files bill

Updated: 01/02/2014 - It was an accident that got a lot of you talking. Last March, officers say a driver drifted onto a York Street sidewalk in Aiken and hit three pedestrians, killing one of them. But the alleged driver wasn't arrested. Now, a local lawmaker is filing a bill with that incident in mind.

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Only on 12: SLED agents bust Aiken restaurants in undercover mission

Undercover alcohol sting

Updated: 01/01/2014 - News 12's Chad Mills recently joined State Law Enforcement Division agents on an undercover mission. The agents he joined want to put a stop to underage drinking. So in this mission, they wanted to see if restaurants and bars in Aiken would sell alcohol to a minor who was working with the special agents.

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Report: 'Safe Communities' participant stabs man 8 times in the back

Aiken County Sheriff's Office

Updated: 12/31/2013 - A man accused of stabbing someone eight times now faces an attempted murder charge. 38-year-old Desi Nash had a bond hearing this morning, and officers are trying to use him as an example. As News 12's Chad Mills found out, the suspect is part of a program to fight crime in Aiken County.

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RCSO rolls out new plan to catch drunk drivers

Updated: 12/31/2013 - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has been making New Year's plans of their own, and they're doing things a little differently this year when it comes to catching drunk drivers.

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'Runaway' incidents not unusual for Aiken's Helping Hands

Posted: 12/30/2013 - Eleven teens are safe after a big manhunt. On Saturday night, five boys and six girls escaped from Helping Hands in Aiken,a shelter for abused and neglected children. But today, some still have a lot of questions.

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Fire leaves father, young children homeless on Christmas

Updated: 12/26/2013 - A Christmas Eve fire destroys practically everything for an Aiken County family. The flames ripped through the Salley home late Tuesday night leaving little more than a foundation. News 12's Chad Mills spoke with this family.

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Update: Coroner Grover Tuten out on bond

Updated: 12/21/2013 - Ricmond County Coroner, Grover Tuten, was granted $3,000 bond in court Friday morning. Tuten is not allowed access to the Coroner's Office, any county owned or operated IT accounts and must surrender any county or state property.

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Sheriff's Office: Local Indian tribe harboring child illegally

Updated: 12/16/2013 - The FBI and others are investigating a bizarre case in one local county, and it all has to do with an Indian tribe that's allegedly harboring a two-year old. Agents raided the Yamassee Indian community just days ago. News 12's Chad Mills uncovered more details about this strange case.

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Spike in car thefts continues in Richmond County

Updated: 12/11/2013 - On Friday, an undercover sting arrested Markeith Golphin, charging him with multiple car thefts at Gas stations along Washington Road. Just when they thought it was over, more cars went missing Tuesday night.

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Murder suspect's mom talks to 12 about death of doctor

Updated: 12/06/2013 - Deputies have charged 22-year-old Glenn Riggs II with the murder of Dr. Charles Mann. The suspects' mother sat down with News 12's Laura Warren to help shed some light on Riggs' past.

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New Ellenton appoints consultant to tackle police problems

Updated: 12/04/2013 - A News 12 investigation found what could be favoritism at a local police department. We even heard from a lawmaker who said the department should disband. But now, many wonder will New Ellenton Police Department make a change? Some are skeptical, but News 12's Chad Mills found out the city is taking action.

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Aiken Co. deputies investigating seven possible arsons

Updated: 11/26/2013 - Seven fires in seven days in one Aiken County community, but now the Sheriff's Office believes all seven are arson. Two have been charged, but now, investigators are compiling more evidence, and there could be more charges.

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News 12 Investigation: Above the Law? (Part 2)

Updated: 11/22/2013 - For almost half a year, News 12 has been looking into potential wrongdoing at a local police department. The question tonight: Are relationships and friendships a factor in who gets arrested and who doesn't? News 12's Chad Mills investigates if possible favoritism is affecting the town.

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News 12 Investigation: Above the Law? (Part 1)

Updated: 12/27/2013 - For almost half a year, News 12 has been looking into potential wrongdoing at a local police department. The question tonight: Are relationships and friendships a factor in who gets arrested and who doesn't? News 12's Chad Mills uncovered one example that might show favoritism.

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