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Child molester sentenced

Posted: 02/28/2006 - A man accused of systematically torturing three little girls in Georgia will spend the rest of his life in jail.

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Vacuum cleaner killing

Posted: 02/28/2006 - A South Carolina woman is behind bars after allegedly killing her husband with a vacuum cleaner.

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BREAKING NEWS: Body found in trash--UPDATED

Updated: 02/28/2006 - Richmond County investigators are on the scene of a dead body found behind a business at 516 Broad Street. Autopsy results have just been released. According to the crime lab, cause of death is massive trauma to the chest, and no bullets were involved in this death.

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Tickets issued to drunk teens

Updated: 02/27/2006 - News 12 has learned 2 teenagers in Columbia County have been charged with possession of alcohol...and more charges in an underage drinking investigation could be coming.

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North Augusta mother wants to change divorce laws

Posted: 02/27/2006 - A North Augusta mother wants to change divorce laws in South Carolina. Karyn Young, who now goes by her maiden name Grace, is the mother of two young boys who were killed by their father. Authorities say Terry Young drowned his two boys and then shot himself. Grace and Young were in the middle of a divorce. Current law requires a couple be separated for one year before the divorce is final.

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Augusta commissioner calls current abstention rules "illegal"

Updated: 06/07/2006 - The final arguments are now before a judge who will decide if Augusta commissioners have the right to abstain from voting. But today, one commissioner is asking the commission to change its defense and side with Woody Merry. At first it was Woody Merry against the entire commission.

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BREAKING NEWS: Body found in trash

Updated: 02/27/2006 - In a developing story out of downtown Augusta, investigators are looking into the discovery of a body in a garbage can behind a business off Broad Street. The body of a white male was found late this morning at 516 Broad Street, behind William Murrell and Associates, a local limo service.

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Aiken armed robbery

Posted: 02/27/2006 - Aiken County sheriff's deputies are searching for two men who robbed the Breaker's convenience store on Trolley Road in Aiken late Saturday night.

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Augusta shooting

Posted: 02/27/2006 - A lot of unanswered questions linger after an Augusta man was shot and killed.

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Walker restitution

Posted: 02/27/2006 - A federal judge has declined former senator Charles Walker's plan to pay nearly $800,000 in restitution.

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Columbia County school schedule

Updated: 01/11/2007 - The voting is now over for parents in Columbia County to choose the new school calendar date.

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Avondale Mills Fire

Updated: 02/27/2006 - It happened around 7 o'clock Friday night... A small fire in a dust filtration tunnel at Avondale Mills. Officials say sparks must have ignited some cotton in that tunnel, causing circles of smoke and even more - an evacuation. News 12's Kate Tillotson was on the scene.

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Fatal bike wreck

Updated: 02/27/2006 - A motorcyclist dead... Traffic at a standstill for hours. It happened Thursday night when a Fort Gordon soldier, just home from a tour in Iraq, crashed into a guardrail.

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Painkiller overdose

Posted: 02/27/2006 - We now know the names of the four people killed in Aiken County after overdosing on pain medication.

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Food/drug interactions can be deadly

Posted: 02/24/2006 - Before you drink that next glass of milk or grapefruit juice--or even have dinner tonight--you should know there are some things that just don't mix with your medicines. Tonight, my special assignment: dangerous and deadly food and drug combinations.

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Olive Road Reopening

Posted: 02/24/2006 - After a deadly accident three weeks ago, part of Olive Road remains closed.

But discussion about it reopening continues.

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Different views of consolidation

Updated: 06/07/2006 - It's a project that's supposed to bring the county together. Some lawmakers say uniting Columbia County under one government won't happen this year. Others say maybe it will. News 12 is on your side with some possible reasons for the confusion, and what it can all mean for your bank account.

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Investigating drunk teenagers

Updated: 02/24/2006 - Two teenagers, drunk and possibly on drugs. One lying on a kitchen floor, the other passed out in his bed at home. What do they have in common? According to a police report obtained by News 12---both were at the Martinez home of a man now serving time in federal prison.

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Computers help track what children eat

Updated: 01/11/2007 - Chances are you aren't around when your child's eating lunch at school. That can pose a problem if they're allergic to certain foods or they need to back off the brownies. News 12's Meredith Taylor is on your side with the Richmond County school district's solution.

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Homeowners Rally Against Proposed Dragstrip

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Nearly a hundred South Augusta homeowners gathered Thursday night to protest the possible building of a drag racing facility in the area.

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Grant Makes SC School Buses Cleaner

Posted: 02/23/2006 - The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded its largest grant to South Carolina schools. The money will be used to make the state's school buses more environmentally friendly.

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Dr. Larke Responds to Contract Controversy

Posted: 02/23/2006 - Richmond County school board member A.K. Hasan says he is looking out for the system and that is why he wants Superintendent Charles Larke’s contract to end in 2008 instead of him possibly getting a one-year extension if he gets a satisfactory review.

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