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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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Daughter of Scott Dean sentenced for stealing jewelry

Marlin Dean (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 12/03/2012 - News 12 was in the courtroom as a judge sentenced Marlin Dean to seven years of probation. The plea deal comes after she stole jewelry from her adopted mother's home over the summer.

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Mom arrested after 4 children found in 'filthy' home

Laura Baughman was arrested after her kids were found in filthy home. (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 12/03/2012 - Laura Baughman, 30, was arrested Friday after deputies say an 11-year-old and three other kids were living in an unsanitary home. Deputies say they found mold, roaches, dog and cat feces.

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Deputies on scene of shooting in Hephzibah

Shooting MGN

Updated: 11/30/2012 - News 12 has just learned deputies are on the scene of a shooting in the Quail Hollow subdivision in Richmond County. One person was shot. The extent of the victim's injuries are unknown at this time.

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Suspects plead guilty in Ga., SC prostitution ring

Posted: 11/30/2012 - U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina Bill Nettles says 42-year-old Maria Garcia-Moreno, 30-year-old Ruben Cabanas-Torres and 51-year-old Esteban Acosta-Munoz pleaded guilty.

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Arrest made in Aiken arson case

Whitton Armond Hicks (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 11/30/2012 - Whitton Armond Hicks allegedly burned the victim's clothes. Investigators say the domestic issue started before the fire. The victim said she didn't know there was a fire until she saw smoke.

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