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Local sheriff: 'I would go to jail' defending 2nd Amendment

Gun laws

Updated: 01/24/2013 - One local sheriff says he would not enforce a ban on guns if passed. News 12 spoke with Edgefield County deputies today, and they're all saying the same thing: Protect Americans' 2nd Amendment rights.

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Man ticketed for firing BB gun asks for jury to hear case

McKenzie Ussery (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 01/22/2013 - Grovetown Police fined McKenzie Ussery nearly $300 for firing three shots into a paper cup in his yard. Ussery appeared in magistrate court Tuesday afternoon, but his case will be moved to superior court.

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Ga. man sentenced to 15 years in Army militia plot

Posted: 01/22/2013 - A 22-year-old Georgia man has pleaded guilty to more than 30 charges for his involvement with a group of Army soldiers who authorities say planned acts of domestic terrorism.

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4 churches vandalized with blue spray paint

Four churches all along Old Petersburg Road and the sign to a baseball field were hit. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/22/2013 - A string of churches vandalized, and tonight the pastors are speaking out, but you might be surprised by what they're saying. News 12's Christie Ethridge saw the damage for herself.

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Wagener mayor, council fight back after rash of burglaries

Updated: 01/22/2013 - Aiken County has seen a rash of break-ins and burglaries recently. That includes the Town of Wagener, too. Last week, police there made several big arrests. But now, the town council is also doing its part to help.

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Former Richmond Co. investigator indicted on rape charges

David Dutton (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 01/21/2013 - Investigators say Dutton forced a woman to have non-consensual sex. The woman says she found out about the encounter when she discovered pictures and video of the incident on Dutton's cellphone.

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Ammo shortages may affect local law enforcement

Updated: 01/18/2013 - Recent shootings coupled with gun control fears have firearms flying off shelves and that's driving up the cost of guns and ammunition.That increase is putting a squeeze on law enforcement nationwide.

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Bond set for ASU basketball player arrested on gun charges

Harold Doby (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 01/18/2013 - Officers found a .38-caliber Colt revolver in between the box spring and mattress in Doby's room on campus. Doby was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm on school property on Wednesday.

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Aiken man accused of chasing women with AK-47

Larry Smith (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 01/18/2013 - When officers got to the scene, they saw that three women had jumped out of a window in the home to get away from the man with the gun, Larry Daniel Smith.

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