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Neighbors concerned about safety of abandoned buildings

Updated: 12/12/2006 - Homeless people living in the old Augusta Chemical plant may have started the fire there on Sunday. News 12's Lynnsey Gardner spoke to neighbors who want to know what is being done to secure these abandoned sites.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 12, 2006

Updated: 12/12/2006 - Body found in downtown Augusta; 2 wanted in late-night robbery; investigation into plant fire; man wanted for vehicular homicide; sex offender violates probation; Aiken County schools anti-bullying policy; more.

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Sgt. Jason Sheppard remembered

Posted: 12/11/2006 - Aiken County's Sgt. Jason Sheppard was buried today, and hundreds showed up for the funeral service. Sgt. Sheppard died Thursday night after he was hit by an SUV while directing traffic around the scene of a fire.

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Richmond County mother says school bullying out of hand

Updated: 01/05/2007 - Surveys show 77 percent of students are bullied mentally, verbally, and physically. One Richmond County mother says her daughter is a victim of bullying. She is concerned it could be happening more and more.

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Burke County makes biggest drug bust in 6 years

Posted: 12/11/2006 - Over $100,000 worth of marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs were found at a home at 1032 Taylor Road in Keysville, about 10 miles from Waynesboro. It's the biggest drug bust in Burke County in over six years.

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Safety vests save lives of those working in traffic

Posted: 12/11/2006 - 29-year-old Sgt. Jason Sheppard was killed last night while he was directing traffic at the scene of a fire. In this report we take a look at the dangers involved in directing traffic, and the types of safety equipment available.

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Aiken County deputy dies after being struck by vehicle

Updated: 12/11/2006 - The Aiken County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of their own...a deputy who died while directing traffic. 29-year-old Sgt. Jason Sheppard was one of several officers who responded to an industrial fire off US-1.

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More civil rights groups opening offices in Augusta

Posted: 12/08/2006 - The NAACP has been the big voice for civil rights in Augusta for years. Now several other groups are forming. News 12's Jonathan Martin spoke with leaders of the new civil rights groups about their purpose and plans.

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Augusta mother, boyfriend arrested for child abuse

Posted: 12/08/2006 - Child abuse is one of Augusta's most underreported crimes. One recent case is especially cruel: brother and sister, two and three years old, beat up and badly bruised. Investigators say this is nothing new.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 8, 2006

Posted: 12/08/2006 - Brief power outage in downtown Aiken; jury undecided in lounge shooting; Task Force Lightning ships out; DMV database temporarily down; mother, boyfriend arrested for child cruelty; smoke seen in Aiken industrial building; more.

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Fire at industrial building near Aiken airport

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Crews were responding to a fire at BAE Systems on Windham Boulevard in Aiken near the airport Thursday evening. The road was blocked off. An Aiken County deputy was hit by a car while directing traffic. A helicopter was called to the scene.

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Pearl Harbor attack seen through the eyes of a child

Posted: 12/07/2006 - We've all heard the stories of the heroic men and women who were caught off guard that infamous day. Now, we hear the story told through a child's eyes. Perry Smith was only 6 years old when the Japanese planes attacked.

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McCormick bank robbed

Posted: 12/07/2006 - A Regions bank in McCormick, SC has been robbed. A man entered the bank at 2:45, armed with a handgun. He demanded money and left with an undisclosed amount. Police are still looking for him.

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Man banned from Augusta Mall for using cell phone

Updated: 12/07/2006 - News 12 has received more complaints of harassment by security at the Augusta Mall. A father of three says he's been banned from the mall for three months, just because he was using his cell phone in the wrong place.

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Donations requested in search for missing Allendale teen

Posted: 12/07/2006 - 17-year-old Erica Bradley has been missing for more than a month. Now her family and friends are asking for donations for a missing persons fund established to offer a reward for information in this case.

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News 12 This Morning Local Update - December 7, 2006

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Early morning shootings; July gas station shootout caught on tape; Warren County deputy out on bond; escaped prisoner recaptured; Columbia County men arrested in Louisiana; free morning-after pills; new traffic signal; Paine College president retiring.

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Paine president retiring

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Dr. Shirley A. R. Lewis announced this afternoon that she's stepping down as president of Paine College. She's been the president since 1994, and is Paine's first female president.

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Roper looks forward to shift from attorney to judge

Updated: 12/06/2006 - If you were surprised by the turnout for the superior court judge's race, you are not alone. David Roper says he expected to win, but not by such a big margin. He has some high goals, and he understands the power of the post.

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News 12 obtains inmate's statement in Warren County deputy case

Updated: 12/06/2006 - An inmate says Deputy Dewayne Wood raped her as he was taking her back to jail in August. Now, after several Freedom of Information requests, News 12 has documents with statements from the accused and the accuser.

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