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Metal Bars Hinder Fire Rescue

Posted: 01/05/2006 - And as family and friends are shocked by the tragic ending, fire inspectors say metal burglar bars made it hard for firefighters to do their jobs. The device designed to keep burglars out did the same thing when it came to firefighters.

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Lawmakers Have Consolidation Questions

Updated: 06/07/2006 - Columbia County commissioners hope consolidation will get the go ahead at the legislative session starting Monday. But the bill could sit on the shelf for another year.

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Augusta Commission Gridlock

Updated: 06/07/2006 - It’s a new year with some of the same old problems for the Augusta commission. News 12 explains why commissioners are gridlocked on several key issues and how the mayor plans to get them to work together.

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Law Strenghtens Crimestoppers

Posted: 01/04/2006 - Law enforcement and lawmakers know you hold the answers to many unsolved crimes. Crimestoppers is nothing new. News 12 explains how a law will protect tipsters and strengthen Crimestoppers.

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Cardale Gibbons Sentenced for 2004 Murder

Updated: 01/04/2006 - Shanequa Carpenter was a mother of three. She was only 24-years-old when she was killed. Ernest Bussey has already admitted to the murder and is serving a life sentence. Co-defendant Cardale Gibbons was also charged with Carpenter’s murder.

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First Commission Meeting of the Year

Updated: 06/07/2006 - One of the big items on the commission’s agenda was the election of a Mayor Pro-Tem. This is the person who will preside in the absence of Mayor Copenhaver. Marion Williams and Andy Cheek were nominated for the position.

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Fury's Ferry Zoning

Updated: 06/07/2006 - New shopping centers usually bring more traffic dangers. One developer wants to bring a shopping center to a residential area off Fury’s Ferry, and people who live there are not happy about it. News 12 is on your side with how zoning laws could affect your safety.

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Tornado Hits Johnson County

Updated: 01/03/2006 - A tornado touched down in Johnson County around 8:30 Monday night. It tore trees from the ground and blew roofs off buildings. News 12 shows you the destruction.

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Local Gun Sales Up

Updated: 01/03/2006 - It could be you, the next victim of an armed robbery or home invasion. The thought of it is scary. And sportsman shops in our area say they have had their largest sales within recent years. You may be surprised who’s buying them.

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Armed Robbery Suspects Still on the Streets

Posted: 12/30/2005 - Two armed men accused of forcing their way into a West Augusta apartment are still on the street tonight. News 12 has the latest on a criminal investigation that is on hold.

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Overcrowding at LEC

Updated: 12/29/2005 - Overcrowded conditions in Richmond County jails have been a problem for years. $24 million from SPLOST will be used to build a new jail. News 12 explains when the project will start and how the current conditions have some people upset.

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Thurmond Dam Failure Plan

Updated: 12/29/2005 - The Thurmond Dam keeps thousands of homes safe from flooding. Columbia County has a new plan to keep you dry if the dam would fail. News 12 is on your side with where to go to see if your home is in a danger zone.

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SC Bars Transitioning To Free Pouring Alcohol

Updated: 12/29/2005 - Your New Year’s Eve drink in South Carolina may be different than one on New Year’s Day. News 12 is on your side with how South Carolina bars are preparing to use free pour alcohol.

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Child Allegedly Molested by Babysitter's Son

Updated: 12/29/2005 - The mother says she is not getting justice when it comes to locking up the 12-year-old she said molester her three-year-old son. The alleged incident happened three weeks ago and Maria Koenig says she hasn’t heard from investigators since.

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Unknown Group Soliciting Money in Aiken County

Updated: 12/29/2005 - News 12 has received numerous calls in recent weeks about people standing in the road and asking for your money. News 12 went out to investigate to find out if it’s a legitimate organization.

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Leaky Municipal Building

Updated: 12/28/2005 - A problem that continues to plague Augusta. News 12 is on your side with what the city plans to do about it.

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Fallen Soldier Remembered

Updated: 12/27/2005 - People said their goodbyes today to Army Specialist Joseph Lucas. He was killed in Iraq earlier this month, just days before he was supposed to come home for Christmas.

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What to do with Old Electronics

Updated: 12/27/2005 - As you unwrap those new electronics this holiday season, there are several responsible options for you to get rid of those old ones.

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Post-Holiday Shopping

Updated: 12/27/2005 - One day after Christmas, stores are seeing steady traffic from shoppers looking to cash in on a holiday bargain.

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Operation Zero Tolerance

Updated: 12/27/2005 - Seven people in Georgia have died in traffic crashes this Christmas weekend. And local law enforcement is out in full-force to make sure that number doesn't rise.

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Vounteer Firefighter Is Christmas Hero

Updated: 12/24/2005 - An elderly woman lost her home to fire on Christmas Eve, but if not for the heroic actions of a firefighter, she might also have lost her life.

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Teenagers Get a Second Chance

Updated: 12/23/2005 - THIS HOLIDAY SEASON IS EXTRA SPECIAL FOR SOME COLUMBIA COUNTY TEENAGERS. NEWS 12 SPENT SOME TIME WITH STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE GIFT OF A SECOND CHANCE.

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Holiday Travel Safety

Updated: 12/23/2005 - IT'S A PROGRAM IN PLACE TO HELP KEEP YOU SAFE. AND THAT'S WHY DEPUTIES AND TROOPERS ACROSS GEORGIA WILL BE IN FULL FORCE AS YOU HIT THE ROAD.

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Volunteer Firefighters Charged with Arson

Updated: 12/23/2005 - THE FIREFIGHTERS AT THE CLEARWATER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT SAY THEY ARE VERY CLOSE AND KNOW ALOT ABOUT EACH OTHER.... BUT THE NEWS THAT TWO OF THEIR FORMER CO-WORKERS MAY HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE FOR STARTING SEVERAL RECENT FIRES COMES AS A SHOCK.

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