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Friends of drowning victims try to make sense of the accident

Updated: 06/22/2006 - 29-year-old Ibea Outley and 24-year-old Christopher Wimberly drowned Saturday afternoon, June 17, while fishing at Lake Thurmond. News 12 spoke with the men who were with them when it happened to find out just went wrong.

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Man sues after losing family in car wreck

Updated: 06/22/2006 - Only on 12...a widower plans to sue after losing his family in a car crash. John Branton's wife Patricia and his stepson Lonnie Turner lost their lives, along with Turner's unborn son.

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Fort Gordon reservist signal battalion to deploy to Iraq

Posted: 06/19/2006 - More than 430 military reservists based at Fort Gordon are heading to Iraq at the end of the week. This is the first ever deployment for the 324th Signal Battalion in its nearly 20-year existence.

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Graniteville to receive $450K

Posted: 06/19/2006 - People in Graniteville will get another $450,000 for health and environmental concerns after last year's deadly train wreck. The money will go toward health screenings for people impacted by the crash.

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Two men drown at Lake Thurmond

Updated: 06/19/2006 - Two men are dead after an accident at Lake Thurmond Saturday, June 17. Could the tragedy have been avoided? What began as a fishing trip at Lake Thurmond ended with two men drowned, and those left behind trying to figure out what happened and why.

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Fort Gordon hosts annual Golden Medic training

Posted: 06/19/2006 - Training soldiers in real life scenarios is especially important now as we face an ongoing war in Iraq. Saturday, June 17, more than a thousand soldiers in the Army Reserves and the Air Force came to Fort Gordon to train in their annual Golden Medic program.

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Gunther's Lounge patrons worry about safety

Posted: 06/19/2006 - Three men were shot outside Gunther's Lounge June 10. They survived, but it's not the first time gunshots have echoed through that parking lot...and customers fear it won't be the last.

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Second man arrested, charged in home invasion

Posted: 06/19/2006 - Richmond County deputies have another suspect in custody in connection with a February home invasion. Kevin Holly has been charged with burglary. Thursday night, June 15, William Page V was taken into custody and also charged with burglary.

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Armed robbery at Beech Island gas station

Posted: 06/16/2006 - Aiken County sheriff's deputies are on the lookout for the person or people who robbed a gas station in Beech Island. It happened at Todd's Food Store, 1181 Sand Bar Ferry Road, Beech Island at around 3:45 p.m.

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Some residents say The Bon Air apartments going downhill

Posted: 06/16/2006 - News 12 has received multiple calls this week from residents at The Bon Air apartments who claim some of their new neighbors are responsible for an increase in crime where they live. "It's terrible in here now," says resident Joyce Boeman.

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Court rules in favor of sports bar

Updated: 06/16/2006 - A New Ellenton church protested a nearby sports bar, and for a short time, the bar lost its license to sell alcohol. The fight went all the way to the state capitol.

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Hot cars potential deathtraps for children

Posted: 06/16/2006 - It's a tragedy parents can often prevent...but many just don't realize how serious the dangers are. Leaving your kid in the car even for just a few minutes can be life threatening.

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Murder trial ends in plea deal

Posted: 06/16/2006 - A plea deal ends a murder trial in Augusta. Darryl Williams has pled guilty to burglary, armed robbery, aggravated assault, and simple battery.

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Georgia Bank and Trust ATM robbed

Posted: 06/16/2006 - The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help to find men accused of robbing an ATM. Investigators say they robbed the Georgia Bank and Trust ATM on 8th Street in Augusta.

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Execution date set for Junior Downs

Posted: 06/16/2006 - A North Augusta man who murdered two young boys is set for execution four weeks from tonight. William "Junior" Downs admitted killing six-year-old Keenan O'Mailia near the North Augusta Greeneway in 1999.

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GA power bills rise; SC gas bills may follow suit

Posted: 06/16/2006 - Georgia Power bills are going up by an average of $5 a month. The Public Service Commission members voted unanimously to raise rates to offset rising fuel costs.

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Car goes off Bobby Jones, rolls down embankment

Posted: 06/16/2006 - One woman went to the hospital after a wreck on Bobby Jones Expressway Friday afternoon. It happened around 1 o'clock. The woman was driving eastbound when her car went off the road.

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Five steps to protect your home while you're away

Posted: 06/16/2006 - Summertime means school is out and families leave town, with some vacations lasting weeks at a time. But is your home protected while you're away? Home security is so important and there are so many ways of going about it. In this article we break them down into five easy steps.

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Prisoner escapes work detail in Jenkins County

Posted: 06/15/2006 - A prisoner escaped while on work detail at Magnolia Springs State Park near Millen in Jenkins County. Nikus Bailey, 18, was recaptured at around 5:00 p.m. Burke County officers helped Jenkins County search for Bailey, along with the Georgia Department of Corrections.

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Richmond County BOE deals with funding cuts

Posted: 06/15/2006 - State funding cuts and lack of growth in the area are leaving Richmond County board members with the question of where to put the district's money. News 12's Meredith Taylor sat down with controller Gene Spires and to find out if your taxes will be raised and if your children will be affected.

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Man killed by train in Langley

Posted: 06/15/2006 - An investigation is underway after a man was run over by a train in Langley, Aiken County. It happened late Wednesday, June 14, near the midway grill.

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