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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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3rd raccoon tests positive for rabies in Columbia Co.

Posted: 07/24/2013 - A third raccoon has tested positive for rabies in Columbia County this year. Two dogs killed the raccoon in the Macks Road area on July 19. The animal was tested on Monday and results came back on Wednesday.

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Aiken Co. councilman: Change in EMS leadership might be needed

Updated: 07/15/2013 - A News 12 investigation continues into potential problems at Aiken County EMS. A tragedy in Wagener seems to have set off a chain reaction. News 12's Chad Mills broke the story. Now, he's talking to a county leader who says a change in EMS leadership might be needed. He's also hearing from paramedics themselves.

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