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Ga. man on death row asking for new trial

Willie Palmer (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 01/07/2013 - Judge Blanchard instructed that Willie Palmer be given new counsel and postponed any action until they can hold another hearing on March 11.

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Man accused of leading North Augusta officer on foot chase

Posted: 01/07/2013 - Joseph L. Jones, 30, was driving a pickup truck when an officer said he spotted Jones and his juvenile passenger without seat belts on. The officer says when he tried to stop the car, Jones pulled into a car wash.

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Blackville police officer arrested for DUI

Russell Edward Zorn (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/07/2013 - The South Carolina Highway Patrol charged 25-year-old Russell Edward Zorn with first offense DUI, less than .10 and open liquor. Zorn was picked up Saturday night in Aiken and is currently out on bond.

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Person shot in rear end on Wrightsboro Road

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Updated: 01/07/2013 - A man is in the hospital after being shot in the rear end. Deputies say it happened on the 1400 block of Wrightsboro Road a little before 1 p.m. on Sunday.

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Augusta restaurant robbed at gunpoint

The Krystal on Deans Bridge Road was robbed on Sunday. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/07/2013 - Deputies say two black males carrying armed handguns walked into the restaurant and demanded money. They say the pair was last seen on foot heading northbound on Deans Bridge Road.

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Exploding dye pack helps cops catch bank robber

Andrew Gareth Nelson (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/07/2013 - An exploding pack of dye helped cops catch a man after he tried to rob a bank on Saturday. Deputies say the robbery happened just after 9 a.m. at the Wells Fargo on Furys Ferry Road.

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Augusta grandmother pleads guilty to child cruelty charges

Minnie Lee Lamb (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 01/04/2013 - Minnie Lee Lamb was arrested in November after investigators say she beat her 10-year-old granddaughter with a belt in June. The girl was found to have cuts and bruises all over her legs, arm and face.

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Burke Co. looking for armed robbery suspect

Courtney Zachary Hughes (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 01/04/2013 - Courtney Zachary Hughes, 30, has an outstanding arrest warrants for armed robbery, third-degree cruelty to children, battery, aggravated assault and robbery, among others.

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Arrest made in Augusta New Year's murder

Deontre Hubert (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/04/2013 - Edward Yancey, 21, was shot and killed outside the club on Peach Orchard Road New Year's Day. Authorities arrested 18-year-old Deontre Alvez Hubert on Thursday night.

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SWAT team swarms North Augusta schools for training

North Augusta's SWAT team trained at schools in the area on Thursday. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/03/2013 - School's still out in Aiken County. Students have until Monday to finish up the winter break. But in North Augusta, the city's SWAT team paid a visit to several schools today. They were there for a very important reason.

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Family mourning after Swainsboro man shot to death

A Swainsboro man was found dead outside his home. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/03/2013 - It's a death that has law enforcement shocked as police in Swainsboro investigate their first homicide of the year. As News 12's Christie Ethridge reports, in a town of just 7,000 people, the loss of one can be felt throughout the whole community.

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2 wanted for wallet theft, fraudulent use of credit card

Suspects in a Columbia County theft (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 01/02/2013 - The victim said she left her purse unattended in her shopping cart. When she returned to the cart, she noticed her wallet was missing. These cards were later used at the Target in Evans by the suspects in the photo.

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UPDATE: Swainsboro man found dead at home

Nathanial Johnson was found dead at his home in Swainsboro. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/03/2013 - Swainsboro Police Chief Randy Ellison confirmed the body of 55-year-old Nathaniel Johnson was found at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home on Mabel Avenue.

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Robbers tell clerk, customers to 'Pull your pants off!'

Three men wearing scarves held customers and employees at a local convenience store at gunpoint. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/02/2013 - Three men wearing scarves around their faces entered JR's Stop and Shop on MLK Boulevard Saturday around 8:30 p.m. A man who was in the store when it happened told News 12 all seven victims did as they were told.

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UPDATE: New Year's club shooting leaves 1 dead

A shooting at Club Fiesco in Augusta left one dead. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/02/2013 - Investigators are having a hard time solving Richmond County's first murder of the year. The shooting happened Tuesday morning at Club Fiesco on Peach Orchard Road.

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UPDATE: Victim identified in New Year's club shooting

A shooting at Club Fiesco in Augusta left one dead. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/02/2013 - We're only a couple of hours into 2013 and Richmond County investigators have already found themselves working the first murder of the new year. Edward Yancey was shot and killed in Augusta.

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UPDATE: Officers charge Aiken man for New Year's murder

Jamar White (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/02/2013 - Investigators in Aiken say they don't have any leads in solving Aiken County’s first murder of the year. Early Tuesday morning, 22-year-old Joseph Brown died at the hospital from his injuries.

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News 12's Year in Review

News 12's Year in Review (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/01/2013 - The new year is just hours away, but before we look forward to 2013, let's take a look back. News 12's Laura Warren has a look at the top stories of 2012.

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News 12 counts down the top 10 Web stories of 2012

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Updated: 12/31/2012 - From reporting on issues you care about to providing you with all of the up-to-date weather information you need for your day, we've had a lot of content on our website this past year.

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