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How South Carolina, Georgia stack up in VA audit

Updated: 06/09/2014 - VA guidelines say veterans should be seen within 14 days of their desired date for a primary care appointment. The department now says that meeting that target was unattainable given existing resources and growing demand.

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Audit: Over 57,000 awaiting initial VA visits

Posted: 06/09/2014 - The Veterans Affairs Department says more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them. An additional 64,000 who enrolled in the VA health care system over the past 10 years have never had appointments.

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12 OYS: 18-wheeler wreck raises safety concerns at Bergen Road intersection

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Updated: 06/04/2014 - Clean up crews spent much of the day hauling off debris, following Tuesday night's 18-wheeler accident along Bernard Road in North Augusta. That accident occurred around 9:30 p.m. just past the entrance to Willow Wick Apartments. News 12 took a closer look at the accident and spoke to some nearby residents who say safety concerns have been an issue at the intersection for a while.

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Lawmakers working on veterans' relief bill

Updated: 06/04/2014 - A half dozen key lawmakers are trying to quickly craft a compromise bill to help veterans facing long appointment waits at VA hospitals and make it easier to fire administrators who covered up the delays.

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VA says it has contacted vets left off wait list

Posted: 06/04/2014 - The new Veterans Affairs chief says his department has reached out to all 1,700 veterans kept off an official waiting list at the troubled Phoenix hospital.

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Shinseki had support of many vet groups until end

Posted: 05/30/2014 - He's one of them -- a disabled veteran who lost part of his right foot to a mine in Vietnam, a soldier who riled superiors by telling Congress the U.S. needed more troops in Iraq than Washington wanted.

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12 OYS: Groomer accused of losing dog, operating without business license

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Updated: 05/27/2014 - A woman said she paid a dog grooming business to watch her Chihuahua, but instead they lost her dog and did not tell her until she went to pick her up. Vergilia Velez said 3 years ago she rescued Ellie the Chihuahua after finding her in a garbage bag in a parking lot. After getting the run-around from the groomer, she posted pictures of Ellie on CSRA's Humane Society Facebook page, hoping someone will recognize the missing dog.

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Taxpayers could foot bill to remove election signs

Updated: 05/26/2014 - If you drive in Augusta you see them on the side of the road. Political signs asking for your vote. This week the city will ask candidates to pick up their signs by Friday. We are more than half way through the 10 day time period those seeking public office must have signs picked up, but if they don't tax payers will pay for someone to do it for them. News 12 is on your side with some answers.

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New law for those who drive boats

Updated: 05/26/2014 - When Memorial Day weekend kicks off, so does boating season on the lake. This year boaters are facing some new laws, with more to come. News 12 is on your side with what you need to know before your boat hits the water.

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