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Man accused of killing Ga. officer questions judge

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Updated: 12/10/2012 - A man accused of killing an Athens police officer admitted to the shooting during a court hearing and questioned whether the judge can be impartial. Jamie Hood is charged with fatally shooting Officer Elmer "Buddy" Christian.

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Last suspects arrested in Operation Smoke Screen sting

The final two suspects have been arrested from Operation Smoke Screen. (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 12/07/2012 - News 12 has learned the last two suspects have been arrested in connection to Operation Smoke Screen. The Richmond County sting targeted the suspects in 104 burglaries, 12 car break-ins and 15 thefts.

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DJJ: Inmate injured in YDC fight released from hospital

Richmond County YDC

Updated: 12/07/2012 - The juvenile inmate who was assaulted last week at the Augusta Youth Development Campus has been released from the hospital. The DJJ says the 15-year-old male is recovering from cuts and bruises.

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Victim catches thief breaking into car at Aiken recreation center

Updated: 12/07/2012 - Aiken Public Safety officers are investigating a car break-in involving a thief with a gun in the Odell Weeks Activities Center parking lot Thursday night. Investigators say the center was crowded at the time of the incident.

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New charges for man accused of killing Aiken officer

Joshua Tremaine Jones

Updated: 12/06/2012 - Joshua Jones, 27, is now facing indictments for failure to stop for blue lights, unlawful carrying of a pistol, larceny and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

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Aiken Co. Detention Center to switch to webcam visitations

Updated: 12/05/2012 - No more face-to-face visits for inmates at the jail, but officials say it's all about safety. News 12 got an inside look at the Aiken County Detention Center where webcams are becoming the trend.

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12 On Your Side: FBI warns of rental scam on Craigslist

12 On Your Side

Updated: 12/05/2012 - The FBI is warning South Carolina residents to to be aware of a housing scam that will leave you homeless and possibly penniless. If you are victim of a real estate scam, the FBI wants you to file a complaint.

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Woman wanted in credit card fraud case in Richmond Co.

Posted: 12/05/2012 - Investigators in Richmond County are looking for a woman who they say committed transaction card fraud on Nov. 4. The incident happened at the Walgreens on the 3000 block of Peach Orchard Road.

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Middle schooler arrested after Aiken bomb threat

Posted: 12/05/2012 - Cpt. Maryann Burgess with the Aiken Department of Public Safety says an 11-year-old female student emailed the word "boom" to her teachers, and it was naturally treated as a bomb threat.

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2 Emanuel Co. Jail escapees make first appearance in court

Matthew Findley and Jeffery Webb, two of the escaped inmates from Emanuel County. (From the Emanuel County Sheriff's Office)

Updated: 12/05/2012 - Two of the six inmates who escaped from the Emanuel County Jail last month made their first appearances in court Wednesday. Matthew Findley, 24, and Jeffery Webb, 26, were found and arrested in Iowa.

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Belair Conference murder suspect's sentencing postponed

Johndrick Barnes (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 12/05/2012 - Johndrick Barnes, 21, was supposed to be sentenced by Judge Carlisle Overstreet in Columbia County Wednesday morning, but at the request of prosecutors and the defense, they have continued it.

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