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News 12 Special Assignment: Inside a gang

Inside a gang

Updated: 02/07/2013 - A former gang member is speaking out to News 12 about how he got sucked in. He says he wishes someone was willing to tell him what he's about to tell you.

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UPDATE: 5 students arrested after lockdown at Swainsboro High School

School crimes

Updated: 02/07/2013 - The Emanuel County Sheriff's Office says five students have been arrested after reports of a gun on school property Thursday. The Sheriff's Office says a staff member was alerted to the possibility of a student with a handgun at 10 a.m.

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Anti-violence group taking a stand

 Live and Let Live CSRA is ready to fight youth violence with community support. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 02/07/2013 - It's not even been a full two months into the new year and the Augusta area has already witnessed several murders. But instead of letting it beat them down, this group is ready to push back -- fighting youth violence with community support.

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GRAPHIC VIDEO: Fight caught on camera at Augusta Mall

A fight was caught on camera at the Augusta Mall. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 02/06/2013 - A graphic video of a fight at the Augusta Mall over the weekend has been circulating around the Internet. Some are now saying they are concerned because this is not an isolated incident.

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Man wanted for urinating in aisle of North Augusta Kroger

Posted: 02/04/2013 - Public Safety officers are looking for a man who couldn't wait to the get to the bathroom so he urinated in a mixing bowl. Officers were called to the Kroger on Knox Avenue last week when a customer told store employees he saw a man peeing in aisle two.

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Could Tasers have been used instead in officer-involved shooting?

Tasers in Richmond County

Updated: 02/01/2013 - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office doesn't currently have tasers for road deputies, but they are working on funding for them. The deadly officer-involved shooting on Friday brings up the question: If the deputy had been equipped with a Taser, would the suspect be dead?

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Richmond Co. officers discuss use of deadly force

Officers say sometimes the use of deadly force is necessary. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 02/01/2013 - Officers are often required to make split-second decisions that could mean the difference between life and death. News 12's Christie Ethrige takes a look at Richmond County's policy on when to use deadly force.

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2nd suspect wanted in GNC armed robbery

Kenyana Walker (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 02/01/2013 - Kenyana Walker, 25, is wanted for armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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Aiken kicks off new initiative to reduce violent crime

Aiken call-in

Updated: 02/01/2013 - After a year-and-a-half marked by violence, the City of Aiken is trying something new and very different. It's a program that holds violent offenders accountable, and it started Thursday night.

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