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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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VA challenged on handling of whistleblower charges

Posted: 06/23/2014 - He is agreeing with the federal official responsible for investigating complaints from government whistleblowers that the VA hasn't taken those complaints seriously.

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12 OYS: Charlie Norwood VA leaders call federal audit misleading

Updated: 06/19/2014 - Charlie Norwood VA Hospital leaders are calling data in a recent federal audit, misinformation. That audit released last week reported newly registered vets who have been waiting a decade for an appointment. VA leaders admit problems still exist, but major improvements have been made since 3 veteran deaths last year.

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12 OYS: Mom banned from daughter's school settles lawsuit with district

Updated: 06/18/2014 - Tanya Mount sued her daughter's elementary school after getting banned for posting a picture of her Georgia Weapons Carry License on Facebook. Now Mount has settled with the Richmond County School District. News 12 was the first to break the story that went viral internationally last October. After an 8 month-long battle against the school district, Mount said it was her decision to put this case behind her, and move on with her life.

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12 OYS: Renter fuming after kerosene used to kill bed bugs, she says

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Updated: 06/17/2014 - A renter said what began as a bed bug problem, turned into something much more toxic. Sonji Brantley said a maintenance crew used what she said was "kerosene" to treat the pests, and that left her fuming over the fumes. When our investigative news crew showed up at the apartment, there was an overpowering chemical smell coming from inside that unit.

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