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Katrina evacuee now works at Aiken church that took him in

Updated: 08/30/2006 - A church went to the Gulf and brought 18 Katrina survivors back to a small community they had never heard of: Aiken. One man who came stayed, and now works for the church that he says saved his life.

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Former SRS employee jailed for child pornography

Posted: 08/30/2006 - A former employee at Savannah River Site is heading to jail. A judge sentenced Vincent V. Labon of Martinez to 21 months in prison. That will be followed by two years of supervised release.

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NEW! News 12 This Morning Local Update

Posted: 08/30/2006 - North Augusta Public Safety officers are still trying to locate the driver whose car was found upside down after an accident. They were called to the Friendly Mini Mart off east Buena Vista last night around 11:30... (what's this?)

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Katrina evacuee family works to start over in Augusta

Posted: 08/29/2006 - One year after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, the situation for many evacuees still looks bleak. Despite a new home in a new town, one family says the struggle to survive is ongoing.

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Woman robbed at Burger King drive-thru

Posted: 08/29/2006 - An Augusta woman robbed in a fast food drive-thru. Janice Dukes says a man took her purse at gunpoint while she was in line at Burger King at 1601 Gordon Highway.

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Mother, two sons arrested in school brawl

Updated: 09/18/2006 - Two Aiken County teenagers and their mother are behind bars after scuffle with officers in a school parking lot yesterday. Officers say the mother caused the fight.

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Two more arrests in pickup truck murder

Posted: 08/29/2006 - There have been two more arrests in the murder of a man found in the back of a pickup truck. Anthony Lamar Herrington and Michael Bernard Jones have been arrested in the murder of Curtis Howard, Jr.

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Aiken County man wanted for drug trafficking

Posted: 08/29/2006 - John Ingram is wanted on charges related to dealing cocaine, crack cocaine, and marijuana. He's also wanted for illegal possession of the anti-anxiety drug Valium and the arthritis drug Piroxicam.

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Sheriffs: All Evans Middle documents accounted for

Posted: 08/29/2006 - Investigators are "reasonably certain" all documents removed from the old Evans Middle School have been returned to superintendent Tommy Price, according to Capt. Steve Morris with the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.

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Man murdered, body left in pickup truck

Posted: 08/29/2006 - Burke County authorities are looking for two more murder suspects. Two men are already in jail charged with the crime. The body was found Friday off Horseshoe Drive in Richmond County.

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NEW! News 12 This Morning Local Update

Updated: 08/29/2006 - Here are your top stories for Tuesday morning, August 29. Traffic is still moving slowly this morning in the eastbound and westbound lanes of Whiskey Road after an accident... (What's this?)

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Blacks Against Black Crimes founder's message lives on

Posted: 08/28/2006 - Barbara Thurmond was disturbed at black on black crime in the early 90's. It led her to form an organization to bring awareness to the problem...and despite her illness, she never left the fight.

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Copenhaver kicks off mayoral campaign with barbecue

Posted: 08/28/2006 - Augusta mayor Deke Copenhaver made it official today, announcing he'll run in November to keep his job for the next four years. The mayor held a barbecue this evening to kick off his campaign at Julian Smith Casino. We spoke with him there about his campaign plans.

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Augusta Mini Theatre gifted $1000

Posted: 08/28/2006 - Tau Gamma Delta sorority presented the Augusta Mini Theatre with a check for $1000 today after their annual fundraising campaign. The money will help keep the organization going, as arts funding from the city could be cut.

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Gas prices depend on many factors

Updated: 08/28/2006 - Gas prices can go up and down multiple times throughout the day. And lots of things, from the world economy to local demand, weather conditions, and even local taxes can affect how much you pay for gas.

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Keith Brown resigns

Updated: 08/28/2006 - The Augusta Commission now has a vacant seat to fill. Today, Keith Brown met with Mayor Copenhaver and resigned as District 4 interim commissioner.

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Man murdered in possible drug deal

Posted: 08/28/2006 - A man was found murdered in south Augusta Friday night, August 25. Curtis Howard, Jr., of Athens, was found in the back of a pick-up truck behind a vacant trailer on Horseshoe Road.

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Driver knocks down mailboxes, hits parked car

Posted: 08/28/2006 - Some people along Golden Camp Road in Augusta received a nasty delivery over the weekend. They say a car knocked down five of their mailboxes Friday night. The driver also hit a parked car.

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Beloved Augusta rabbi remembered, honored

Updated: 08/28/2006 - A local rabbi who devoted three decades to our community was remembered and honored in Augusta Sunday. Rabbi Maynard Hyman was buried earlier this month in Israel, but he led a synagogue off of Walton Way for thirty years.

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60 local women take handgun certification course

Updated: 08/28/2006 - Women seeking certification hit the range in Edgefield Saturday to fire off rounds and gain a feeling of power in their lives. Women with weapons...namely handguns. It is a growing trend nationwide, with some 17 million women owning some type of gun.

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Surge in theft of untraceable, valuable copper wire

Updated: 08/28/2006 - It may look like scrap metal to you and me, but to thieves, copper wire looks likes dollar signs. And it's difficult it is to trace stolen scraps. There are no bar codes or tracking numbers...just bare copper.

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