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Finding the Huddle House Murderer's Weapon

Posted: 11/29/2005 - Investigators say an important part of catching the Huddle House killer is tracking down his weapon. News 12 talks with a gun expert on the difficulty of tracking down that gun and what you can look for.

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Break-Ins During Holiday Season

Updated: 11/28/2005 - There have been some high profile armed robberies recently. But how do they compare to incidents in the past and what lies ahead? News 12 has a look at how often armed robberies happen where you live.

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Molestation Trial Postponed

Updated: 11/28/2005 - Former Columbia County substitute teacher Billy Cleveland was set to be on trial Monday for eight counts of child molestation. But the state requested a continuance because one of the prosecuting attorneys is sick.

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Groundwater Contamination

Updated: 11/28/2005 - Closed landfills are causing serious problems. Toxins are leaving the Columbia and Richmond County landfills. News 12 investigates how parts are not properly protected and how this is hazardous to your health.

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Snowman Shirt Causing Controversy in Schools

Updated: 11/28/2005 - In a special assignment, News 12 is on your side to explain the hidden message behind a popular snowman shirt and how wearing the shirt could land your child in big trouble.

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Progress Made In Search For Huddle House Murderer

Updated: 11/28/2005 - In a Monday afternoon news conference, North Augusta Public Safety says they’ve made progress in their search for the Huddle House murderer. But they could still use your help. New 12 has the latest on the search.

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Holiday Travel Accidents

Updated: 11/28/2005 - Sunday is one of the busiest and deadliest traveling days of the year as many return home from the holiday weekend and head back to work. Both Georgia and South Carolina state troopers have stepped up patrols to prevent more roadside fatalities.

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Black Friday Shopping

Updated: 11/28/2005 - Your kids aren’t the only ones counting down the days ‘til Christmas. Retailers are also looking to gain something over the holidays. And it starts with Black Friday. News 12 is on your side with a look at the sales and early openings in our area.

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Henriella New Remembered

Updated: 11/28/2005 - She’s a Graniteville native and someone whose funeral will draw lots of loved ones. Henriella New was one of two women who died in a fire on Thanksgiving morning. In a story you’ll see only on 12, her family and friends speak out about their tragic loss.

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Thanksgiving Fire Kills 2 Elderly

Updated: 11/24/2005 - Two elderly women died in a house fire early Thanksgiving morning on Sudlow Lake Road. Fire investigators are now spending the holiday looking for a cause.

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Search for a Killer: Day 3

Updated: 11/24/2005 - North Augusta Public Safety have a new focus in their search for the man who shot three people Tuesday, killing one.

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High Tech Search

Updated: 11/23/2005 - With few solid leads, North Augusta Public Safety is relying on some high tech tools from surrounding departments. Crimeteam 12 has more on how these other agencies are helping with the search.

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Friends Grieve Over Huddle House Shooting Victims

Updated: 11/23/2005 - Bill Powell was killed Tuesday morning after a man came to the Huddle House in North Augusta and shot him and his friend Rev. Earl Carter in the parking lot. The two were regulars. Friends and workers there are having a hard time putting this all behind them.

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New Jobs Flood Into Columbia County

Updated: 11/22/2005 - New industry is flooding Columbia County, and more construction could be coming soon. News 12 is on your side with where the new development will be, and how it may mean hundreds more jobs.

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Holiday Drinking and Driving

Updated: 11/22/2005 - The holidays often mean family, friends and fun. But Columbia County deputies say they are fighting another holiday tradition, drink and driving. News 12 is on your side to show you how to spot drunk drivers.

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Helen Blocker-Adams Endorses Deke Copenhaver

Updated: 06/07/2006 - The race for Augusta mayor took an interesting turn on Tuesday. The runoff is two weeks away and now third place finisher Helen Blocker-Adams is endorsing Deke Copenhaver. But Blocker-Adams says at first, she wasn’t going to endorse either candidate.

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South Augusta Home Invasion

Updated: 11/22/2005 - Another home invasion in South Augusta, not even five miles away from a house that got hit just last week. News 12 is on your side to find what happened this time and if there’s any connection to the recent hits in the area.

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Journey to a Miracle

Updated: 11/28/2005 - Doctors say there’s no cure for his cancer. They say he’ll die by June. But Scott Ostendorf believes he’ll live. News 12 tells the story of one man’s journey to a miracle, and what he says will get him there.

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Part 2: Terrorism Training at Fort Gordon

Updated: 11/22/2005 - Training soldiers to fight terrorists is an on-going process at Fort Gordon. They train in the woods around the base before heading to Iraq. The desert heat burns at over 100 degrees. The men and women wear gear that weighs close to forty pounds. Danger is near.

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Police Searching For Murderer

Updated: 11/22/2005 - One man is dead and two people are wounded after a shooting in North Augusta. Tuesday afternoon investigators found the suspect’s stolen car at the Sleep Inn near Highway 25 in North Augusta.

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Special Assignment: Fighting Terrorism at Fort Gordon

Updated: 02/01/2007 - Fort Gordon is playing a vital role in the war on terrorism. Before soldiers fight the real enemy in Afghanistan and Iraq, they fight a fake enemy right here. News 12 spent the night at Fort Gordon to get in inside look at soldier training.

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Trash Companies Real Agreement

Updated: 06/07/2006 - More trash talk in Augusta on Monday, this time between two of the companies that pick up trash for thousands of Augusta homeowners. A-1 Disposal was asking for more money from Advanced Disposal. That’s the company that contracts them to pick up trash.

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James Brown Talks About His Music Festival

Updated: 12/26/2006 - Monday’s weather didn’t keep singer James Brown from hosting his annual Turkey Giveaway. During the giveaway, we learned more about his plans for his upcoming music festival. News 12 was there as the Godfather of Soul talked turkey and tunes.

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Overcrowding at LEC

Updated: 11/21/2005 - News 12 has learned Sheriff Ronnie Strength is fine-tuning a plan about how ankle bracelets will be used for low-risk offenders. It’s all to help alleviate inmate overcrowding at the Law Enforcement Center.

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Dispute Leads to West Augusta Fire

Updated: 11/21/2005 - A West Augusta man crashes a truck into his house and sets the vehicle and himself on fire. It all happened on Pickerel Road, right near Westside High. Richmond County investigators say Michael Lee Raper is charged with aggravated assault among several others.

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