Updated: 01/28/2014 - Extreme weather can be deadly for pets but the frigid temperatures did not stop someone from leaving a dog to possibly die in the cold at an Augusta park. A News 12 tv crew was diverted from a story on protecting pets from the cold after it discovered the abandoned and frightened dog alone with no owner.
Updated: 01/27/2014 - With the threat of bad weather how protected are you from damage to your property?Everything from downed trees to frozen pipes that rupture flooding your home or apartment. can be a reality. Experts are urging folks who do not have renters insurance to get it now. You can secure a policy with just a quick phone call.
Posted: 01/25/2014 - The country's largest crafts chain may be the latest retailer hit by a security breach.
Updated: 01/24/2014 - She paid hundreds of dollars for some home repairs. Unhappy with the work she says the contractor is giving her the runaround about refunding her money. A News 12 investigation found that McCoy Landscaping of North Augusta is not just unlicensed but has an F rating with the Better Business Bureau. Something this homeowner wishes she had known before giving up her cash.
Updated: 01/23/2014 - The 2014 tax filing season is upon us and you may want to file early or risk having some scammers cashing in on your refund. Tax experts say all it takes is your social security number and some fake documents and your refund could be filed by and delivered to someone who has stolen your identity.
Updated: 01/22/2014 - Some former employees of a local burger joint are protesting. They say after putting in the work their boss has failed to pay them. It is not the first time this restaurant and its owner have been in the news. Last September the owner was arrested and charged with fraud. He was faced with a lot of complaints from employees who said they were not getting paid. Now former employees are claiming the same thing and they are taking action.
Updated: 01/20/2014 - After getting a bizarre text message on her cell phone. Regina Philpot decided to contacted On Your Side for answers. "I decided I better let somebody know since you guys are so good about looking out for consumers. You were the first person I thought about calling, "said Philpot. The text Philpot received, warned her there was an issue with her debit card.
Updated: 01/17/2014 - We have an update on a News 12 exclusive investigation we first brought you last year. Authorities have arrested a television repairman on charges of theft by deception. Perry Bower, owner of Electric Medic is now out on bond, but his troubles continue. Our investigation has uncovered more than a dozen incident reports filed against Bower and authorities say more are coming.
Updated: 01/17/2014 - Some scammers may have met their match after trying to target an Augusta woman. She says she was not about to take the bait. Instead she fought back. She thwarted the con artists by doing her own investigating and did not take what she was seeing and hearing at face value.
Updated: 01/14/2014 - An elderly Aiken couple says they were scammed out of cash by a traveling salesman. They say it all began with an offer to resurface their driveway. They use high pressure sales tactics. But these paving scams are meant to drain your wallet while leaving you with more problems than you started with.
Updated: 01/13/2014 - A local business owner got a real shocker after getting a call from what he thought was his electric company. He says the caller told him to either pay up or it would pull the plug. No one wants their lights cut off but some crafty con artists are hoping to play on that fear to get in your wallet.
Updated: 01/10/2014 - We have an update on a story we brought you earlier this week. After signing up for health insurance, an Aiken woman said the company was listing false information. A News 12 investigation led to the company correcting its online providers listing but Mary Rreider said she still feels skeptical about the doctors on her health insurance plan.
Updated: 01/07/2014 - Some lawmakers are demanding answers in the wake of three deaths at Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Hospital. On Monday a congressional oversight visit was held at the facility.
Posted: 01/16/2014 - Some local bar and restaurant owners claim someone has wrongly called to threaten their 2014 liquor permit asking for an immediate payment, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said.