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Murder victim's car found by investigators

A man was found dead inside a home on Keron Way. (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 12/11/2012 - The car was stolen from 48-year-old Michael Wickert, who was found dead in a bathtub with head injuries at a home on Keron Way last week. So far, three have been arrested in connection to the murder.

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Washington Co. makes 2 drug arrests

Updated: 12/11/2012 - Nick Allen Daniel, 52, and Kevin Syntell Daniel, 24, have been charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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Man arrested in Salley, SC, on meth charges

Robert Dusty Widener (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 12/10/2012 - Robert Dusty Widener, 34, was arrested after investigators say they found evidence at a home on the 100 block of Railroad Avenue. The Salley Police Department was tipped off by citizens and informants.

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Arrest made in fatal Washington Co. shooting

Willie Ingram (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 12/10/2012 - The Washington County Sheriff's Office received the call about a shooting on the 3400 block of Highway 15 North around 4:45 p.m. Saturday. Willie Fred Barnes Jr. was found dead with gunshots wounds at the scene.

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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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