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7-year sentence for arranging sex with child

Posted: 01/06/2009 - An Illinois man has been sentenced to seven years and eight months in federal prison for traveling to Georgia to have sex with what he thought was an 11-year-old he met on the Internet.

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Veteran, rookie join Columbia County Commission

Updated: 01/06/2009 - In Columbia County there are two new Commissioners. One a veteran, the other a rookie. News 12 shows you what they're planning for the next four years.

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Vick Revises Bankruptcy Plan on Hopeful NFL Return

Posted: 01/06/2009 - The plan was filed Monday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Virginia. A committee representing Vick's creditors endorsed the plan and wants creditors to vote to confirm it.

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Graham Begins Second Term in US Senate

Posted: 01/06/2009 - U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham takes the oath of office in Washington for a second term representing South Carolina. Graham begins his new term on Tuesday at noon.

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GOP Lawmaker: Hike Tobacco Tax

Posted: 01/06/2009 - State Rep. Ron Stephens, of Savannah, will appear at a news conference Tuesday with advocates who support the increase. The call for the tobacco tax hike comes as the state wrestles with a budget shortfall expected to top $2 billion for the current fiscal year.

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Obama Stimulus Plan Boosts Business Tax Refunds

Posted: 01/06/2009 - A U.S. Chamber of Commerce official says this idea is "at the top of the list from businesses' viewpoint." It could also increase pressure on Republicans to support Obama's massive stimulus package.

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Franken on top in Minn. recount, but lawsuit looms

Posted: 01/05/2009 - A Minnesota board has certified results showing Democrat Al Franken winning the state's U.S. Senate recount over Republican Norm Coleman, but a legal challenge probably will keep the race in limbo.

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Ex-trooper who kicked man enters plea

Posted: 01/05/2009 - A former South Carolina trooper seen on video kicking a suspect in the head has pleaded guilty to a federal civil rights charge.

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Flight Delayed 4 Hours because of Unruly Passenger

Posted: 01/05/2009 - Spokesman Susan Elliott says the passenger was taken into custody by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after landing at Gander International Airport in Newfoundland.

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Recount to be Certified Today

Posted: 01/05/2009 - Minnesota elections officials have completed the recount and the latest numbers show Democrat Al Franken with a 225-vote lead over Republican Norm Coleman.

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Richardson withdraws bid to be commerce secretary

Updated: 01/04/2009 - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson says he is withdrawing his nomination to be President-elect Barack Obama's commerce secretary amid a grand jury investigation.

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Angry customer drives car into side of restaurant

Posted: 01/03/2009 - Police say an unidentified man became so angry when told in a Chili's restaurant he had to wait for a table that he left and drove his car into the side of the building.

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SC gov wants information from workers comp board

Posted: 01/03/2009 - A federal judge has ordered lawyers seeking to prevent the release of information to South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford on workers compensation awards and attorney fees to explain their stance.

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Wall Street enjoys upbeat start to 2009

Posted: 01/02/2009 - Wall Street started the new year with a big rally, sending the Dow Jones industrials up more than 250 points and to their first close above 9,000 in two months.

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Rising autism rates challenge SC schools

Posted: 01/02/2009 - South Carolina education officials say the growing number of students with autism are creating a heavy demand for school services.

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Gas tax decrease not reflected in prices

Posted: 01/02/2009 - With a new year comes a new law, with your wallet in mind. The gas tax in Georgia is now significantly lower, but you probably haven't noticed it yet and News 12 wanted to know why. We get you answers.

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