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12 OYS: Father loses job over speeding ticket paid 17 years ago

Updated: 01/20/2015 - An Aiken County man thought he paid the price for having a lead foot, that led him to get a speeding ticket nearly 20-years ago. Instead that old ticket cost him a job. We took to a road trip to smooth out this traffic ticket mix up.

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Report: 2nd grader brings .22 caliber bullets to class; on school bus

Updated: 01/16/2015 - If you are a parent, you do everything to keep your child safe. But an Augusta mother said she felt helpless, after she found bullets in her son''s backpack. She called Monte Sano Elementary School after finding about a dozen bullets in her 7 year-old's backpack. Now an investigation is underway into what happened.

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12 OYS: Teacher accused of telling students "God is not real", says father

Updated: 01/15/2015 - Kids hear all sorts of things at school. That is no surprise to any parent. But what did surprise a Richmond County father is what his daughter said she heard from a teacher. The dad said he complained to the school system for a month through e-mails and phone calls. Finally he called 12 On Your Side.

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12 OYS: Chemical left on school toilet bowl burns child's buttocks, says mom

Updated: 01/14/2015 - An Aiken County mother said her pre-k daughter is afraid to use the bathroom after burning part of her body on a school toilet. The school admits cleaning chemicals are to blame, and this is one of at least half a dozen cases reported in the last three days. News 12 started asking questions, and now changes are coming involving safety in facilities your child uses every day.

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12 OYS: Landlord with "habitual violations" accused by family of contributing to fire

Updated: 01/09/2015 - There is not much left of a Richmond County home. Fire and smoke damage destroyed a large part of it after the family inside tried to keep warm. The culprit? A space heater. But the family feels there is another culprit. That culprit they said is the landlord who rented them a home, knowing the heating system did not work. After complaining several times to the landlord, they turned to code enforcement and then 12 On Your Side. We uncovered a long history of complaints against the landlord.

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12 OYS: Grieving widow declared dead too, after social security error

Updated: 01/02/2015 - A simple mistake created big problems for a widow after her husband died. It turns out not only is he dead, but government documents show she has been declared dead too. But after 12 On Your Side started investigating, the woman will be getting her benefits back.

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12 OYS: Exterminator moonlighting as handyman, fired

Updated: 12/30/2014 - She wanted to make some changes to her home, but a 76 year-old could not do it by herself. So, Virginia Hurd hired a man to make some upgrades to her home. That contractor said he was trying to make some extra money on the side. When Hurd said he failed to do the work, she called 12 On Your Side.

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12 OYS: Avoiding Christmas gift return and exchange hassles

Updated: 12/26/2014 - Christmas may be over, but the after-Christmas sales are just beginning. While some shoppers are saving, others are saving themselves from an unwanted gift. But returns can be a hassle and a headache, if you do not know a store's return policy ahead of time.

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Staples: Customer data exposed in security breach

Posted: 12/19/2014 - The office supply retailer said in October that it was looking into a potential credit card breach, adding to a long list of retailers recently hit by cyberattacks.

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12 OYS: Grinch nabs Christmas shipment off porch moments after delivery

Updated: 12/18/2014 - You know that feeling-- finding the perfect present for that special person in your life. All you have to do now, is wait for it to be delivered. While you cannot stay home all day every day, you expect the package to be on your doorstep. But it could make the perfect time for a Christmas Grinch to strike.

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Krispy Kreme opening marks start of economic regrowth for South Augusta

Updated: 12/16/2014 - It is a big day for a shopping center in South Augusta. The new Krispy Kreme opened its doors to customers waiting in line for a dozen free doughnuts. The store is located in Windsor Square on Peach Orchard Road. While it is certainly great for the economy, there is more sweet news to come.

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12 OYS: Identity thieves hijacking social security recipients' benefits

Updated: 12/11/2014 - If you collect social security benefits, you could be the next target of some thieves. The con artists have already robbed an Edgefield County couple for over $2,000. Thieves gained access to their account through social security's online website.

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12 OYS: Family left without heat; code inspectors cite property owner

Updated: 12/12/2014 - An Augusta real estate company could be in hot water after being accused of leaving a family with young children in the cold, with no working furnace. Code inspectors found more than a dozen violations inside that home at 2036 Martin Luther King Boulevard in Augusta. But now that the citations are in, what can the city do to make sure it does not happen again?

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12 OYS: VA's new interim director "the wrong choice" says patient advocate

Updated: 12/04/2014 - There is a changing of the guard at Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Hospital. Michelle Cox-Henley is now at the helm as director. She replaces Robert Hamilton who resigned. But while the position is temporary, one veteran with close ties to the hospital said there are some legitimate concerns about the new interim director.

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