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Augusta woman killed while riding bicycle

Posted: 02/12/2007 - An Augusta woman riding her bike was killed in a fatal accident early Saturday morning. 18-year-old Darrius Ware is in stable condition at MCG following that accident, and once released he'll be taken straight to jail.

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Woman found brutally murdered in Orangeburg

Posted: 02/12/2007 - With each day we are finding out more about what happened to Ruby Thompson Monday night...and her family says it's a nightmare that continued in the courtroom Friday with an outburst from her suspected killer.

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Thousands of dollars in food stolen from homeless ministry

Updated: 02/12/2007 - A homeless man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of food from an Augusta homeless ministry. Deputies say 24-year-old Jeffery Tedesco lowered himself through a skylight at L.O.T.S. Ministries on Broad Street on several occasions.

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17-year-old kidnapped at Aiken Mall, raped

Updated: 02/08/2007 - A Johnston man is in jail, accused of kidnapping a teenage girl from the Aiken Mall parking lot and then raping her. It happened Tuesday night, and officers say they were able to catch the man because of help from a store clerk.

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Bouncer shot at Augusta nightclub

Updated: 02/12/2007 - Paul Dicks was critically injured after being shot in the parking lot of Club Dreams late Wednesday night. The people we talked to say Club Dreams isn't usually a dangerous place to be.

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Teen shot in the foot while walking home

Posted: 02/07/2007 - A high school student is recovering after getting shot in the foot on the way home from a friend's house. A federal grant is helping the sheriff's office fight this kind of violence.

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Glenn Hills High student charged in Goody's rape

Updated: 02/07/2007 - The Goody's store off Deans Bridge Road is back open this afternoon. The store closed after a rape yesterday, and police say they think a teenager did the crime. Investigators arrested 17-year-old Michael Whitmore this morning.

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Special Assignment: The Lure of Meth

Posted: 02/06/2007 - Narcotics agents say a dangerous drug is becoming more popular where you live. News 12's Stephanie Baker talked to people who know firsthand how the lure of meth can destroy lives.

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Woman raped in department store bathroom

Posted: 02/06/2007 - A woman says she was held at gunpoint and raped in the bathroom of a popular clothing store in the middle of the day. The surveillance cameras may have captured some important clues.

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Burke County inmate found hanged

Updated: 02/06/2007 - Ezumer Palmer was arrested Thursday after more than four pounds of cocaine, guns, and cash were found at his home in Keysville. According to reports, he took his own life while being held at the Burke County Jail.

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Rape reported at department store

Updated: 02/06/2007 - The Goody's store on Deans Bridge Road was closed down Monday afternoon while deputies investigated a reported rape there. The victim says a man with a gun was there when she went into the bathroom.

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Only on 12: Man shot in head by best friend

Updated: 02/05/2007 - It was a gruesome scene inside a Blythe mobile home Friday night. Wilbert Fuller was shot...and authorities say his best friend pulled the trigger. Investigators arrested Fuller's friend and neighbor Henry Williams.

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School bus driver shot by fellow driver

Updated: 02/06/2007 - A North Augusta bus driver is in critical condition after getting shot Friday morning. Police say 69-year-old Booker McKenney confessed to shooting 55-year-old Beryl Kinsey at around 6:45, before her morning route.

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New drug-sniffing dog learns tricks of the trade

Updated: 02/06/2007 - They're the eyes and ears for police when drugs aren't in plain view. News 12 went to Spartanburg to see how new K-9 "Max" is learning to help Aiken Public Safety protect your family.

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South Augusta bank robbed

Updated: 02/02/2007 - The Wachovia inside Kroger on Deans Bridge Road was robbed this afternoon. The robber was still at large at time of writing. A man wearing a white skull cap entered the bank and asked for cash, then ran from the scene.

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Bus driver shot behind North Augusta Middle

Updated: 02/02/2007 - Investigators have arrested a suspect after an early morning shooting behind North Augusta Middle School. Booker T. McKenney of Belvedere was arrested without incident in Johnston in connection to the shooting of a school bus driver.

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Rash of car break-ins at Family Y parking lot

Updated: 01/31/2007 - There have been 17 break-ins since October at the Family Y on Wheeler Road, resulting in thousands of dollars in damage and missing property. Richmond County investigators believe the cases may be connected.

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Warren County High principal charged with sexual misconduct

Updated: 01/30/2007 - The Warren County High School principal is out on bond today after a grand jury indicted him on allegations of sexual misconduct. One day after the indictment, Thomas McDonald turned himself in to officials.

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Oglethorpe man indicted for stalking Lincoln County cheerleader

Posted: 01/30/2007 - A southwest Georgia man has been indicted by the Lincoln County grand jury for stalking a high school cheerleader. The Lincoln County sheriff told News 12 last April that Smith was in Lincolnton asking questions about an underage girl.

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Car windows shattered in mall parking lot

Updated: 01/26/2007 - Police are investigating after several cars were vandalized in broad daylight. The windows of five vehicles were shattered this afternoon in the Augusta Mall parking lot near JC Penney.

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Langley man arrested in Warrenville armed robbery

Updated: 01/25/2007 - Aiken County deputies have arrested a Langley man for the armed robbery of the Kangaroo Express near Gurley's Supermarket in the 1100 block of Augusta Road in Warrenville.

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Would-be thieves break into 15 cars

Updated: 01/24/2007 - If you park your car outside, look out. Thieves have broken into more than a dozen cars across the area, going straight for the switch that starts the engine. But so far, that's all they've done.

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