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12 On Your Side: Fact-finding before you cast your vote in elections

Updated: 05/02/2014 - Before you head to the polls to cast your vote, you may want to do your homework first. But be prepared to spend some time digging. It may be time well spent to find out if your political candidate actually lives up to his or her words.

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12 OYS: Veteran gets refinancing help after News 12 investigates mailed offer

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Updated: 04/30/2014 - It was an offer to refinance his home but a local veteran said it sounded too good to be true. Skeptical, he contacted us on our WRDW Facebook page. That is when the On Your Side team started digging to see if the offer was legit. At first glance, it was really hard to tell but we did some fact checking and were able to get this veteran the answers he needed.

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12 On Your Side: Feds warn Internet Explorer users about vulnerability

Updated: 04/30/2014 - The federal government is warning that it may be the most significant security threat to computer users ever. Within days thousands of attackers could have access to computers using Internet Explorer. News 12 spoke with a leading computer security expert about the impending threat. Mark Baggett said Microsoft has to release a security patch quickly. He said if that does not happen, anyone using Windows version 6 through 11 could have their computers hijacked and their personal information compromised.

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News 12 Special Assignment | Sarcoidosis: The struggle to survive

Posted: 04/29/2014 - It is a mystery disease that continues to baffle many in the medical community. The illness often results in sufferers going misdiagnosed for years. While medical experts contend there is no known cure for Sarcoidosis, we are hearing from two Sarcoidosis sufferers who have unique experiences coping with the disease.

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12 OYS: Senior dodges Jamaican scam but ends up with $500 phone bill

Updated: 04/25/2014 - She was the target of some con artists who prey on senior citizens. But while she dodged the scammers, she is now left with a high phone bill and the possibility of being disconnected from her lifeline. On Your Side is answering her call.

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12 OYS: Dumped by date; no refund on prom dress layaway

Updated: 04/25/2014 - You are paying on the perfect prom dress for your daughter only to have her date dump her just weeks before the big night. Now a mom said she cannot get a refund on her layway. News 12 spoke with the mother Melissa Barfield. She said with no refund and no dress it is a double dose of disappointment.

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12 OYS: Won a civil money judgment? Don't get excited just yet

Posted: 04/22/2014 - You have won a civil court judgment but have not seen a dime. News 12 viewers call us all the time wanting to know how they can get the money they are owed. You may have felt on top of the world after winning a civil court judgment but all too often that victory feels like defeat when the losing party fails to pay up.

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12 OYS: Woman struggles to find doctor under Affordable Care Act

Updated: 04/21/2014 - Imagine having to spend hours on the phone just to find a doctor only to learn the closest specialist that accepts your insurance is over an hour away. It is becoming a common reality for folks who have insurance through the Affordable Care Act

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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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