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Food stamp cuts will total $5 billion

Updated: 10/30/2013 - In four days millions of Americans will be effected by cuts to Food Stamps benefits. We're talking billions of dollars here and it all starts November 1st. News12 is on your side with why this is happening and how it will affect you.

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12 On Your Side: Birth control device complications may result in hysterectomy says patient

Updated: 10/28/2013 - We're On Your Side with information about a new form of contraception. But how safe is it? A News 12 viewer contacted us after she says she suffered serious complications after undergoing the medical procedure. One doctor we spoke to says it is safer than surgery but when Joy Fordham contacted us on Twitter concerned about complications she had after the implant procedure, we investigated.

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12 OYS Update: Land lady shrugs off judgment by ex-tenant, questions judge's ruling

Updated: 10/25/2013 - We have an update on a story we first brought you on Tuesday, a land lady claimed she was the victim of some bad renters. Diana Ryan said after evicting the couple they trashed her property in a costly act of revenge. But now an ex-tentant is coming forward claiming Ryan owes her hundreds of dollars.

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12 On Your Side: Company admits gas mixup after motorists complain of car troubles

Updated: 10/24/2013 - We're On Your Side after a mixup at a local gas station left some motorists with serious car troubles. It happened around 9 o'clock Wednesday night at the Circle K gas station located at 459 Old Evans Road in Evans. Some customers say they paid for and thought that they were pumping gasoline into their cars but after trying to drive off they realized it was the wrong fuel.

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12 OYS: Evicted tenants seek revenge, destroy property says landlord

Updated: 10/22/2013 - We're On Your Side. After filing an eviction on her tenants an Edgefield County woman says the former renters trashed her property in an act of revenge. She says it all started after the renters fell three months behind in rent. Most often News 12 is getting the tenants side of a dispute but after hearing about Diana Ryan's dilemma, we felt it was something both landlords and tenants can learn from.

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Some say fair parking isn't "fair" where they live

Updated: 10/22/2013 - A trip to the fair means first finding a place to park. For some living at an apartment complex in Downtown Augusta, fair parking became their problem when they found most of their complex parking was dedicated to fair goers. The deal was struck between their landlord and a private contractor and tenants tell News 12 the deal wasn't "fair."

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12 OYS Update: Muffler business gives free exhaust system after News 12 story

Updated: 10/18/2013 - We are On Your Side with an update on a story we first brought you last month. A viewer unhappy about muffler service on his truck was not about to keep quiet. He says he paid for a new exhaust system but instead says he got a used system and the run-around. His Ford F-150 was not just transportation, it was part of his livelihood. He needed it for his job. We shared his story and help came but not how or where you may expect it.

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12 On Your Side: Woman reunited with missing pet after News 12 story

Updated: 10/17/2013 - We're On Your Side with an update on a story we first bought you earlier this month. A North Augusta woman who posted one of her missing dogs on a pet finder website has been reuinted with one of her furry friends. Sandra Edwins says she got a call from someone in Augusta who recognized Snuggles from a poster. The 4 month old black lab disappeared several weeks ago.

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12 On Your Side: Woman regrets buying cheap cell phone from China online

Updated: 10/16/2013 - We're On Your side. Cheap is not always better especially for an Augusta woman after she says she tried to save some money shopping online. She says after buying an unlocked cellphone from China, it lasted less than two weeks. Now she is pretty much stuck wit the phone. That's because the cost to ship it back to China for a refund would cost much more than what she paid for the phone to being with.

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12 On Your Side: Tragic house fire sheds light on fire safety measures

Updated: 10/14/2013 - We're On Your Side after a house fire early Sunday morning is being ruled an accident, but fire officials say smoke detectors could have saved a man's life. 33-year old Andrew Sursson died in that fire. Officials say unattended cooking started the blaze. Officials say the tragedy could have been prevented. They say having a working smoke detector and an escape route could make the difference between life and death.

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Early morning fire takes man life and leaves family searching for home

Updated: 10/13/2013 - An early Sunday morning house fire in Waynesboro took one man's life and leaves his family searching for a place to stay. Ashes are the only thing left of the home on Savannah Avenue. News12 spoke with a family member who tells us how the flames claimed the home and a life .

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12 On Your Side: Woman says used car caught fire after leaving lot

Updated: 10/11/2013 - We're On Your Side after buying a used car from a local dealer a woman says it broke down, even catching on fire days later. She called News 12 after the dealer told her there was nothing it could do for her. Joy Stanley thought that a vehicle lemon law would cover her loss even though she bought the car "as-is."

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ONLY ON 12: Identity theft in the junkyard

Updated: 10/26/2013 - It's a place where some day things get lost forever, but you might want to think again. Junkyards are a breeding ground one of the countries most common crimes, identity theft. Personal information like social security numbers and bank information are accessible by anyone day in and day out. What could take seconds to steal your identity, could take years to get it back.

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12 On Your Side: Computer virus scam uses camera without your knowledge

Updated: 10/10/2013 - We're On Your Side with a warning about a computer virus that is back with a vengeance. You may have heard of the scam where con artists pretend to be from Microsoft tech support. It starts with a phone call from someone claiming your computer has a virus. While nothing may be wrong at all, if you take the bait, it could cost you your money and even your identity.

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12 On Your Side: Woman loses $600 in online payday loan scam

Updated: 10/09/2013 - We're On Your Side after an Aiken County woman says she went online looking for a payday loan and got more than she bargained for. That is because instead, she found herself paying out after being scammed. Doris Goodwin says she is on disability and just needed some quick cash to pay some bills.

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Another Tuberculosis scare at a Richmond County School

Updated: 10/08/2013 - Tuesday night leaders at AR Johnson Magnet School discussed a health concern after one person tests positive for Tuberculosis. School officials aren't commenting other than saying they're following CDC protocol and any other info must come the health department. Before Tuesday nights meeting started News 12 is on your side with what doctors say you need to be aware of.

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New homes could be coming to Olde Town, but some say don't bring them

Updated: 10/08/2013 - It's been four years in the making and on Monday a group wanting to help house people with disabilities might have jumped its last hurdle. A non-profit wants to build 7 homes in Olde Town, but neighbors there are saying wait a minute something's sneaky here. News 12 on your side with both sides of the debate.

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Cherry Tree residents still have questions about demolition

Updated: 10/06/2013 - The group the 100 Black Women of Augusta held a seminar on Saturday to help families that are still in the dark about where they will live after the demolition begins at the Cherry Tree Housing Complex next year.

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12 On Your Side: Woman hopeful online pet finder will locate her missing dogs

Updated: 10/04/2013 - We're On Your Side After losing two of her pets recently, an Aiken County woman is turning to the Internet to find them. She says she found a pet finder service that works similar to amber alerts for missing children. Of the seven missing pets listed on the website from our area, three have been found, but Sandra Edwins is hoping that success rate goes up soon.

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