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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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Lost dog travels more than 500 miles to Grovetown

Updated: 08/16/2013 - A North Augusta woman takes in a stray dog then finds out it's not really a stray. It actually traveled more than 500 miles to get here from it's old home. She says this a lesson to all pet owners on why it's important to microchip your dog.

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Post 192 Legion Riders ride for a good cause

Updated: 08/16/2013 - It’s called the Legacy Run—and legion posts from all over the country ride together in the hope of raising money for college scholarships for kids of fallen veterans.

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What do Plant Vogtle delays mean for you

Updated: 08/15/2013 - Progress has been running a little slower than originally projected causing the company to report cost overruns of 737 million dollars. Some of those costs will likely be absorbed by customers, but the good news is jobs will be staying in our area a little longer.

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Hephzibah man dies saving friends from drowning

Updated: 08/13/2013 - 26 year old father Jamarcus Bell was swept into the ocean Saturday in Panama City, Florida. He's being called a hero after he saved three of his friends from drowning. He leaves behind a one year old son and a five year old daughter.

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TV show films episode in CSRA

The Story Trek

Updated: 08/09/2013 - "The Story Trek" is a TV show that picks folks at random and has them tell their story. Producers for the show were in Augusta for one week in August and invited us along to see how it's done.

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Rep. Quincy Murphy laid to rest

Rep. Quincy Murphy (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 08/09/2013 - The service was packed full of those who loved and respected Quincy Murphy, an Augusta businessman, a family man and a public servant who dedicated 11 years of his life as a state representative for the Augusta area.

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Cherry Tree residents are excited about moving

Cherry Tree Crossing

Posted: 08/08/2013 - The demolition of Cherry Tree Crossing will start next year, but all 350 families have to be moved out first. Taxpayers are footing some of the bill.

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Bicycle shop, community helps repair wheelchairs

Updated: 08/09/2013 - Thanks to a local bike shop, and the community, the spirit of Augusta's wheelchair basketball team is strong. Outspokin' Bicycles is donating their time and tire tools to help get the Bulldogs' wheels back in working order for basketball season. As News 12's Christie Ethridge reports, the chain of giving has come full circle.

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Overgrown home with unwelcome animals has Williston neighbors mad

Abandoned home in Williston

Updated: 08/07/2013 - It seems an abandoned home isn't entirely abandoned. Neighbors say snakes, raccoons, and other unwelcome guests have moved in, and they want them to move out. News 12's Chad Mills spent the day in Williston, where those who live next door tell him it's more than just an eye sore.

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Communities host National Night Out against Crime

Updated: 08/07/2013 - Eighteen people have been shot in the last 18 days in Augusta. It's a spike in crime that's causing concern in neighborhoods all over the area. Tuesday night law enforcement took the opportunity to get out into the community in hopes of ending the violence.

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Do you know if bed bugs are in your home?

Bed bugs

Updated: 08/06/2013 - Experts thought they found the cure to bed bugs back in the 60s, but in recent years, they've made a big comeback. News 12 is On Your Side with how you can get rid of those unwanted visitors without having to use chemicals.

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Vultures attack trucks at Wildwood Park

Buzzards cause damage

Updated: 08/02/2013 - Vultures are causing a lot of property damage out at Wildwood Park in Columbia County, and it's not just one or two. Hundreds of them are responsible for hundreds of dollars worth of damage.

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Time to Care Winner: Kailyn McDaniel

Kailyn McDaniel (WRDW-TV)

Posted: 08/01/2013 - Ask a child what they want for their birthday, and you'll learn something. A young girl from New Ellenton is a perfect example. Her birthday wish helped convince us to make her our Time To Care Award winner for August.

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12 On Your Side: What you need to know before hiring contractors

12 On Your Side

Updated: 07/17/2013 - If you are a homeowner, you may have been swamped by problems with all the rain we've had this summer -- everything from flooded basements, garages and downed trees and power lines. And that could mean hiring a contractor to fix everything.

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