Posted: 02/24/2014 - Workers from all over the country are flocking to our area to make a quick buck. With trees and limbs down at every corner and in every yard, tree companies are here and ready for hire, but the top cop in Aiken County has a big warning. He tells News 12's Chad Mills not all of those workers are here to make an honest living.
Updated: 02/04/2014 - On Monday, 28-year-old Joshua Jones was sentenced to a life in prison with no parole for murdering an Aiken Public Safety officer. Now, the team that defended him is talking only to News 12's Chad Mills. They have a warning: with one-in-four Americans suffering from mental illness, better treatment could stop another Joshua Jones.
Posted: 01/22/2014 - Fawad Shah Syed, 47, of Martinez, was sentenced Tuesday to over 24 years in prison, followed by ten years of supervised release, for the attempted online enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity, destruction of records in a federal investigation, and attempted destruction of records in a federal investigation.
Updated: 01/13/2014 - In recent calculations, Dewar determined the turnover rate to be nearly 36% since the beginning of 2012. Preliminary data that Dewar released says, since 2012, 10 Public Safety employees retired, 15 left the department voluntarily, 2 were fired, and one was killed.
Posted: 01/13/2014 - An Allendale County Indian tribe, the Yamassee Nation, scored somewhat of a victory in court Monday afternoon. A family court judge determined a Philadelphia County court order demanding the tribe surrender a 2-year-old child has no legal standing in South Carolina.
Updated: 01/12/2014 - Aiken City Council will hold a work session Monday night at 6 p.m. to examine concerns about Public Safety turnover, training, and management.
Updated: 01/06/2014 - An elderly Barnwell County man was left for dead after a brutal beating. Now, police are looking for two suspects. The alleged home invasion and robbery happened early Saturday morning along Paul Street in Williston. News 12's Chad Mills talked to friends of the 86-year-old victim.
Posted: 01/06/2014 - 31-year-old Bill Breeland is behind bars and faces a growing list of charges, including attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Updated: 01/02/2014 - It was an accident that got a lot of you talking. Last March, officers say a driver drifted onto a York Street sidewalk in Aiken and hit three pedestrians, killing one of them. But the alleged driver wasn't arrested. Now, a local lawmaker is filing a bill with that incident in mind.
Updated: 01/01/2014 - News 12's Chad Mills recently joined State Law Enforcement Division agents on an undercover mission. The agents he joined want to put a stop to underage drinking. So in this mission, they wanted to see if restaurants and bars in Aiken would sell alcohol to a minor who was working with the special agents.
Updated: 12/31/2013 - A man accused of stabbing someone eight times now faces an attempted murder charge. 38-year-old Desi Nash had a bond hearing this morning, and officers are trying to use him as an example. As News 12's Chad Mills found out, the suspect is part of a program to fight crime in Aiken County.