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12 OYS: New details emerge in Charlie Norwood VA Hospital deaths

Updated: 07/18/2014 - We are learning more details surrounding the deaths of three veterans at Augusta's VA hospital. We now know those vets all died within a 10 month span, and as late as last year, lawmakers were demanding accountability from the hospital's former director. She did not stick around long enough to provide answers.

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12 OYS: Hundreds of customer files found dumped behind Aiken loan company

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Updated: 07/16/2014 - When you leave your personal and financial information with a business, you would expect that company to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. But now some customers of one finance company in Aiken may have something to worry about, after their personal information was left near a dumpster for anyone to find.

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Gibson: VA has lost trust of vets, American people

Posted: 07/16/2014 - As of June 15, about 46,000 veterans waited at least 90 days for their first VA medical appointments, the agency said. That's down from 57,000 who waited more than 90 days as of May 15.

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Neighbors practice safety after man shot feet from home

Updated: 07/16/2014 - 20 year old Trelon Baker is in jail after his connection with a shooting at a Columbia County apartment complex. Deputies say Baker demanded cash and jewelry from someone at the Westwood Club Apartments off Washington Road. The shooting is the second violent crime to hit a local apartment complex in the last 24 hours. News 12 is on your side with how renters can stay safe.

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12 On Your Side: Augusta mom lured by Craigslist car scam

Updated: 07/15/2014 - A single mom looking to buy an affordable vehicle for her daughter found herself caught up in an online car buying scheme. It turned out to be a car shopping experience Melisa Burbine and her daughter will never forget.

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House to take up highway bill as deadline looms

Posted: 07/15/2014 - The House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put the programs on sound financial footing.

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Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

Updated: 07/14/2014 - Nickel rashes aren't life-threatening but they can be very uncomfortable, and they may require treatment with steroids and antibiotics if the skin eruptions become infected, said Dr. Sharon Jacob, a dermatologist at Rady Children's Hospital, where the boy was treated.

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Lawmakers seek lower price for bill on vets' care

Updated: 07/14/2014 - At the same time, deficit hawks worry that letting veterans turn more to providers outside the VA for health care could cost far more if Congress, under pressure from powerful veterans groups, decides to renew that program rather than let it expire in two years.

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Uber ride service begins in South Carolina

Updated: 07/11/2014 - Those needing ride use an app on a smartphone and the service connects them with the closet driver. Rides are paid for with a credit card connected to the app.

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12 OYS: Local vet's emotional letter to VA Secretary gets swift response

Updated: 07/10/2014 - He said he never hesitated to voluntarily serve his country in Vietnam, but now that veteran said the VA is dragging its feet on getting him the piece of medical equipment that can make him mobile again. 12 On Your Side took the vet's request to the agency's top official.

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12 OYS: Woman's Ford Focus bursts into flames; vehicle on recall list

Updated: 07/09/2014 - If you are looking to buy a used car, add one more thing to your checklist. That list should include looking into the car's recall history. It could save you thousands. By not knowing the car's history, it could leave you burned by what you think is a bargain.

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UPDATE: Acting VA Secretary Gibson visits Dorn Center

Updated: 07/09/2014 - Gibson told reporters Wednesday that while improvements have been made, more work is needed to improve patient care in the veteran health care system. He spoke following a visit to the Medical Center in Columbia.

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12 OYS: Flooding problem in Graniteville community deemed act of nature

Updated: 07/08/2014 - They are still drying out from some major flooding in their Graniteville neighborhood and now those homeowners may be the ones high and dry. Last week we spoke to them and saw the damage near the Gregg's Mill subdivision off Sudlow Lake Road. Neighbors blame the runoff problems on the developer of a nearby subdivision. Our investigation is not pointing at a who, but more of a what.

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Watchdog: Retaliation complaints jump at VA

Posted: 07/08/2014 - In a related development, the VA said it is restructuring its Office of Medical Inspector after a highly critical report by Lerner's office last week.

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12 On Your Side: Single mom says scammers threatened to kill her

Updated: 07/03/2014 - A single mom said she is worried for her family's safety after outsmarting some con artists. Rosemary Thomas said the scammers threatened to kill her by shooting her in the head. Thomas said she is taking action to protect herself and her family.

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12 OYS: Developer denied final building permit until flooding issue is resolved

Updated: 07/03/2014 - Flooding problems in one Aiken County community are now stretching into a second day, and neighbors are worried their homes may literally float away before this problem is fixed. Jack Pride Cox said runoff from a construction site has filled his pool with mud, costing him thousands of dollars to clean up. Now, 12 On Your Side is taking a closer look at what is causing the problems.

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