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12 OYS: Storing 9-volt batteries in junk drawer could start fire

Updated: 08/29/2014 - We keep all sorts of of things in our junk drawers. Everything from restaurant menus and spare keys, to lose change and even batteries. But those batteries, especially the 9-volts could easily start a fire in your home or garage.

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12 OYS: System lets victims know about inmate's status

Updated: 08/27/2014 - A woman is still in the hospital after deputies said her husband poured gasoline on her, and set her on fire. Her husband Ronnie Lee Jones is back in jail on that aggravated assault charge. He had been released just hours before the incident happened early Friday morning. But there is technology that can alert victims when suspects are released from jail.

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12 OYS: Handicapped senior says Augusta bus service discriminating

12 On Your Side

Updated: 08/25/2014 - A disabled veteran said he is the target of discrimination. Bruce Heitz said he has been fighting for nearly 2 years with Augusta's para-transit service. Fighting about picking him up for anything from medical appointments to the grocery store. Now he is turning to On Your Side.

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12 OYS: Veteran gets wheelchair van after emotional letter to VA secretary

Updated: 08/20/2014 - When every attempt to get help failed, A Vietnam veteran turned to News 12. In June, Dorris Blalock wrote a letter for us to give to Acting Secretary at the time, Sloan Gibson. Just over a month after the acting VA secretary made that pledge, he has kept his word to the veteran.

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12 OYS: Trinity Hospital targeted by hackers; information exposed

Trinity Hospital Of Augusta

Updated: 08/18/2014 - Personal information of more than 4.5 million hospital patients at risk, and an Augusta hospital is on the list. Trinity Hospital is one of 206 hospitals that are targets of a hacker. The cyber attack targeted the company that operates the medical facility.

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12 OYS: Rats defecate, wreak havoc inside storage unit, says family

12 On Your Side

Updated: 08/18/2014 - You may have experienced something similar. You move or build a home or whatever the need. You put your things in storage. A couple found quite a mess after returning to check on their belongings at their unit. They snapped pictures of dead rats and rat feces.

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12 OYS: District drops the ball; kicks kids out of school, says grandmom

Updated: 08/13/2014 - A woman is telling News 12 how her grandchildren are sitting at home instead of in the classroom. She said they were kicked out on Monday after school officials told her she needed to show proof she had custody. An On Your Side investigation uncovered how the Richmond County Schoold District may have dropped the ball by not knowing Georgia law.

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Back to school bumps getting corrected

Updated: 08/13/2014 - Students in South Carolina are enjoying their last week of summer before they hit the books, but students in Georgia are back in class. Columbia County leaders admit it's been a bumpy ride, however it's been smooth sailing in our area's largest county. News 12 is on your side with a tale of two counties.

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Most, least expensive states to own a car

Updated: 08/12/2014 - Wyoming is the most expensive state for car owners, according to a new survey from Bankrate.com, which ranked states based on the price of gas, insurance, and repairs.

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West Nile could hit area after Atlanta confirmed cases

Updated: 08/12/2014 - It's hard to believe that something smaller than a penny can hurt you, but some mosquito bites are deadly. Four Atlanta parks have tested positive for the West Nile Virus this summer and one expert says beware. News 12 spoke with Richmond County Mosquito Control and they say it's not a matter of if, but when will West Nile make it to our area.

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