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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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Mobile Home Park Residents Battle Unsanitary Conditions

Updated: 11/18/2005 - Unsanitary problems News 12 uncovered at a South Augusta mobile home park may date back three months. As we first told you Thursday night, “The Mobile Village” is under a state of emergency. The city found residents living in unsanitary conditions.

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Inappropriate Touching Between Students?

Updated: 11/18/2005 - Allegations of inappropriate touching at a Richmond County elementary school have one mom crying foul. The mom says a boy touched her son in a bathroom at school, and she says school officials were slow to react.

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Where Home Security Falls Short, Part 2

Updated: 11/18/2005 - There were more than 5,400 burglaries in Aiken, Richmond and Columbia Counties combined in the last year alone, and it can take police as long as 45 minutes to get to the scene. News 12 is on your side with steps you can take to protect your family.

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Firefighters Fight Deadly Chemicals

Updated: 11/18/2005 - Deadly chemicals surround you every day on the roads and in the factories. And they pass you through every county. News 12 is on your side with how Columbia County firefighters are learning to respond to accidents that could expose you to deadly toxins.

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No Thanksgiving Dinner At The Salvation Army

Updated: 11/18/2005 - The Salvation Army isn’t serving Thanksgiving dinner this year. But the reason why may surprise you. News 12 finds out why they’re closed this holiday.

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Boyles Gives Support to Copenhaver

Updated: 11/17/2005 - Former Augusta mayoral candidate Tommy Boyles announced he’d throw his support to one of the men who knocked him out of the race. News 12 is on your side to explain what Boyles will do to help Deke Copenhaver win the runoff.

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Dollar Store Robberies

Updated: 11/17/2005 - News about a rash of robberies involving Dollar General and Family Dollar stores in our area…News 12 has learned that investigators in Richmond and Columbia Counties are working together to see if any of the robberies are connected.

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Reactions to NTSB's Graniteville Accident Report

Updated: 11/17/2005 - In a new report released by the National Transportation Safety Board, we hear what went wrong on a fatal day in Graniteville. News 12 is on your side with who’s to blame and how those in Graniteville are taking the news.

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Where Home Security Falls Short

Updated: 11/16/2005 - A home alarm system is a good way to protect your family. But where you live could affect the level of your safety. News 12 is on your side to explain how flaws in the system mean a burglar can get in and out of your home before police ever arrive.

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Drug Addicts in Your Area

Updated: 11/16/2005 - Parents and neighbors worry a new drug and alcohol treatment facility across from Martinez Elementary may be dangerous. And you may not realize, one of these places may be just down the street from you.

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Home Invasions

Updated: 11/16/2005 - Neighbors are on alert after a home invasion early Wednesday morning. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says the majority of them are drug related. But that’s not the case of a new mother and her family living on Richmond Hill Road in South Augusta. News 12 is on your side with ways to stay safe in your neighborhood.

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