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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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Duke Energy Progress: Weather raises rates

Posted: 07/01/2014 - Duke Energy said Tuesday that a typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per month will see the bill increase by 14 cents from $104.88 to $105.02.

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Supreme Court makes changes to health care law requirement

Updated: 07/01/2014 - A big win Monday for some employers and their fight against parts of the Affordable Health Care Act. The nation's highest court rules it's not a company's job to pay for contraceptives. News 12 is on your side breaking down the ruling, what it means for you, and what happens next

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12 OYS: Disgruntled diner pays $285 bond for $8 hot wings order

Updated: 06/28/2014 - A customer unhappy with his hot wings order, ends up in the slammer. 28-year old Marcus Collins is charged with disorderly conduct. He is accused of not liking what he was served, and he ended up serving some time.

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Project Jackson hasn't struck out yet, but it did see another curve ball

Updated: 06/27/2014 - Project Jackson hasn't struck out yet, but it did see another curve ball. Steve Donahue, the man who is suing the city over their plan to pay for the stadium is now facing a lawsuit himself. The lawsuit says Donahue's fight against North Augusta is stopping developers from buying 25 acres to get the ball rolling. The mayor says the project is still on and the city has nothing to do with the latest case.

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12 OYS: Concerns about I-20 bridge safety following tractor trailer crash

Updated: 06/26/2014 - Thousands of drivers cross the Savannah River everyday, and even if it is not your usual route, no doubt you have driven over that same bridge at some point. Thursday morning's accident there is certainly not the first. Georgia's Department of Transportation has been looking at this very spot for a while now. A study was completed several years ago that called for replacing the bridge, but it appears unlikely any time soon.

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2 top Veterans Affairs officials leaving jobs

Posted: 06/25/2014 - Acting VA Secretary Sloan Gibson made the moves less than a month after he replaced Eric Shinseki as head of the agency. Shinseki resigned after apologizing for the agency's problems.

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12 OYS: Apartment complex keeps $400 deposit; no lease signed, says woman

Updated: 06/23/2014 - A mother is trying to recoup her $400 first month's rent on an apartment after her son changed his mind. But here is the catch. She said she never signed a lease agreement. So how can they complex keep her money? We did some digging and found that just because you did not sign a lease, does not mean you are entitled to any money back.

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Air bag recall spreads to more automakers

Updated: 06/23/2014 - The government opened an investigation this month after getting six reports of air bags rupturing. It estimates 1.1 million vehicles in the U.S. could be affected.

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Military considers shopping perk for most veterans

Posted: 06/23/2014 - The Army & Air Force Exchange Service director proposed the change as a way to show appreciation for veterans and to offset a loss of revenue as troops return from overseas where they had few alternatives but to shop at the military retail stores.

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VA falls short on female medical issues

Posted: 06/23/2014 - An Associated Press review finds nearly one in four VA hospitals does not have a fulltime gynecologist on staff, and 15 percent of community-based clinics do not have designated women's health providers.

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