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12 OYS: Ex-con contractor promises refund after accusations of shoddy work

Updated: 04/17/2014 - "I was looking for someone to do some tile work for me because I had linoleum on my floors," said Gloria Samuels. It is a decision Samuels is now regretting after hiring a man she has learned has an extensive criminal record. 43 year-old Jeffery Lee Vaughner has served prison time for forgery and has an entensive criminal history including convictions for theft by deception and breach of trust.

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12 OYS: Scammers charge $9,000 on credit cards to fund inmate account

Updated: 04/16/2014 - It was an offer an Augusta couple said was hard to beat. But after hiring a pair to clean their home and haul away ice storm debris they said the thieves carried off more than they were hired to. Terry and Ralph Fultz said credit card numbers were stolen and the money on those cards was used to fund inmate accounts

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12 On Your Side: Heartbleed bug attacking millions of web users

Updated: 04/10/2014 - It may be the single greatest threat to strike computer users ever, and chances are if you have gone online for just about anything you may have already been exposed. It is an internet bug that has gone unnoticed for 2 years experts say. Long enough to have compromised personal information of two-thirds of all computer users.

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12 OYS: Augusta VA employee hired in midst of fatal drinking and driving investigation

Updated: 04/09/2014 - They are demanding that the VA hold those responsible for a lack of medical care accountable and said they want more transparency in reporting how some veterans are treated. While the VA remains under fire for inadequate medical care another News 12 investigation centers around financial manager Jed Fillingim. Lawmakers want to know how and why he was hired in Augusta following a drinking and driving accident that killed a co-worker.

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12 On Your Side: Big brother making Masters traffic jams disappear

Updated: 04/08/2014 - It is a concern for just about anyone who travels along Washington Road in Augusta during the Masters. In years past traffic was a major problem but in recent years, it has flowed much better thanks to technology being used to battle traffic backups.

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12 OYS: Dish Network accused of $500 withdrawal error, says couple

Updated: 04/03/2014 - A Georgia couple is accusing Dish Network of withdrawing nearly a year's worth of payments from their bank account in one day. But they said the company has not tried to resolve the problem. Looking for answers they called News 12 On Your Side.

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12 On Your Side: Deadline arrives for Affordable Care Act sign-up

Updated: 03/31/2014 - With just hours to go to sign-up for health care under the Affordable Care Act, last minute glitches for some last minute sign-ups. Technical glitches slowed down the sign-up earlier today. While the problem seems to be fixed if you are required to sign-up and you do not, you will be penalized.

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12 OYS: Lawmakers scold Augusta VA for possibly violating religious freedoms

Updated: 03/21/2014 - Some lawmakers are lashing out at Augusta VA Hospital officials just months after they restricted some Christmas carolers from singing certain songs inside the facility. They are accusing the hospital of obstructing and censoring volunteers and possibly violating basic constitutional rights.

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12 On Your Side: Beware of fake credit card settlement check scam

Updated: 03/20/2014 - If you've ever owned a credit card chances are you have been part of some class action settlement. And that often means recieving a small refund check. But before you cash in there are some things you should know to avoid potential scams.

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12 OYS: Skittles candy purchase ends with teacher accused of simple battery on student

Updated: 03/19/2014 - For a second straight week, A Ricmond County teacher is being accused of simple battery on a student. Police said this incident started over a bag of candy. School administration saids the student was purchasing the candy from the teacher's lounge vending machine and said the teacher clearly "over-reacted."

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12 OYS: Teacher cuts students clothes with scissors, says joke went too far

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Updated: 03/17/2014 - When school starts back Monday, one Richmond County teacher will not be in the classroom. Instead middle school teacher Thurston Williams is on leave, charged with simple battery against a student. The Tutt Middle School math teacher said what he did was meant as a joke. But the boy's mom is not laughing. The mother of the 12-year-old does not want this teacher on leave, she wants him arrested and out of the classroom.

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12 OYS: Charlie Norwood VA official resigns; remains on payroll, says source

Updated: 03/12/2014 - A new revelation is coming out of Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Hospital. It comes in the midst of an ongoing Congressional investigation into 3 deaths at the facility due to what has been called a lack of proper medical care. News 12 has confirmed that after being threatened with disciplinary action following those deaths a top official stepped down but is still getting paid.

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