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S.C. Attorney General warns against 'Obamacare' scams

Updated: 10/24/2013 - They are the people you turn to to help you sign up for the right health insurance coverage under the new Affordable Care Act. But South Carolina's Attorney General says he's worried that level of access Navigators have could lead to identity theft. As News 12's Chad Mills reports, AG Alan Wilson is also concerned scammers might capitalize of confusion.

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Flu cases on the rise in both GA and SC

Updated: 10/01/2013 - The flu is officially on both sides of the river. Monday official confirmation in South Carolina. And last week University Hospital in Augusta reported 10 cases. Two of those patients ended up in ICU. News12 is on your side with why experts say you need to get a shot this year and why it's not as bad as you might think.

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After helicopter policy change, Aiken Co. firefighters focus on training

Helicopter crash

Updated: 03/21/2014 - Aiken County volunteer firefighters have a new power, and with it, big responsibilities. After a major policy change, they can now call in a helicopter easier to help you in an emergency. Tonight, in a News 12 special assignment, Chad Mills joins the men and women first-responders in training to find out how they're preparing to implement the change.

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Affordable Care Act: How much will you pay?

Updated: 09/26/2013 - In less than a week the first parts of the Affordable Care Act will go into affect. Wednesday, the Department of Health and Human Services released numbers by state of how much health insurance under the act will cost.

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Aiken Co. Council asks DHEC to deny chicken farm permit

Updated: 09/11/2013 - A plan to build a chicken farm near an Aiken County community is still ruffling some feathers, but opponents have scored a victory. Within the next few days, Aiken County will send a letter to the state telling them to deny the chicken farm's permit. But as News 12's Chad Mills tells us the fight for some neighbors isn't over.

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Multiple Aiken Co. ambulances break-down, one carrying patient

Aiken County EMS

Updated: 09/09/2013 - It continues to be a life and death situation in Aiken County. In the past two weeks, we've investigated Aiken County EMS' aging ambulance fleet. Tonight, we're learning about some serious incidents that happened just this weekend. News 12's Chad Mills learned multiple ambulances broke down, one of them with a small, sick child in the back.

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North Augusta man battling severe case of Lyme Disease

Updated: 09/06/2013 - For the first 9 years no one knew what John Murdock had because it's not common in the south. It affected his brain, heart, and ability to function. The family says their story is a lesson that just because it's not common doesn't mean it's not here and all it takes is one bite.

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Newest Aiken Co. EMS station rarely used in past months

Aiken County EMS

Updated: 09/06/2013 - Taxpayers were given a price-tag of hundreds of thousands of dollars for Aiken County's newest EMS station near the corner of York and Hampton Streets in Aiken. It's been open less than a year, but as News 12's Chad Mills discovered, it's now rarely open at all.

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Aiken Co. ambulance put 'out of service' after DHEC inspection

Aiken County EMS

Updated: 09/05/2013 - There are new details on a state investigation prompted by a News 12 story. We're learning more about the aging ambulance fleet of Aiken County EMS. News 12's Chad Mills has the documents from DHEC after last week's surprise inspection.

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Councilman feels misled over new Aiken Co. ambulances

Aiken County EMS

Updated: 09/03/2013 - Some say it can mean the difference between life and death, and for two months now, News 12 has been exposing serious short-comings at Aiken County EMS. Tonight, we learn promises of new ambulances have stalled, and at least one council member says he has been misled.

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12 On Your Side: Veteran: 'It would be cheaper for them if I die'

12 On Your Side

Posted: 09/03/2013 - We're On Your Side after a military veteran says he is getting the runaround from 2 veterans hospitals after being diagnosed with liver cancer. Michael Hines says confusion between Birmingham and Augusta's VA hospitals has left him in limbo. Frustrated, Hines says while he still believes in his country he says he has lost his faith in the VA.

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News 12 Investigation: Shedding light on Aiken County EMS

Aiken County EMS

Updated: 08/28/2013 - An Aiken County EMS worker is speaking out exclusively to News 12, and he says Aiken County EMS has a number of problems, and they're problems that put any of you living, working or visiting Aiken County in danger. News 12's Chad Mills is shedding light on all of this.

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New procedure turns chronic pain into 'tingly' sensation

Back pain treatment

Updated: 08/27/2013 - Imagine a procedure that could turn chronic pain into a tingling, soothing sensation. Well, at Doctors Hospital, it exists. As Health Team 12's Christie Ethridge reports, it gave one man his life back.

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Baby dies after eating laundry detergent packet

Updated: 08/19/2013 - Laundry detergent pods are what many use now instead pure liquid detergent. The squishy packets have cause 5,000 kids to get sick and taken the life of one baby in Florida.

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Local coffee expert isn't buying coffee linked death study

Updated: 08/17/2013 - Researchers say heavy coffee drinking could cut your life short, but a local coffee roaster disagrees. News12 spoke with this coffee lover who sometimes has more cups of joe than this study recommends. John Curry has been drinking coffee for 40 years and lot of those years include weeks of 28 cups of coffee or more--which some researchers say can be dangerous .

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