Updated: 04/17/2014 - "I was looking for someone to do some tile work for me because I had linoleum on my floors," said Gloria Samuels. It is a decision Samuels is now regretting after hiring a man she has learned has an extensive criminal record. 43 year-old Jeffery Lee Vaughner has served prison time for forgery and has an entensive criminal history including convictions for theft by deception and breach of trust.
Updated: 04/16/2014 - It was an offer an Augusta couple said was hard to beat. But after hiring a pair to clean their home and haul away ice storm debris they said the thieves carried off more than they were hired to. Terry and Ralph Fultz said credit card numbers were stolen and the money on those cards was used to fund inmate accounts
Updated: 04/10/2014 - It may be the single greatest threat to strike computer users ever, and chances are if you have gone online for just about anything you may have already been exposed. It is an internet bug that has gone unnoticed for 2 years experts say. Long enough to have compromised personal information of two-thirds of all computer users.
Updated: 04/09/2014 - They are demanding that the VA hold those responsible for a lack of medical care accountable and said they want more transparency in reporting how some veterans are treated. While the VA remains under fire for inadequate medical care another News 12 investigation centers around financial manager Jed Fillingim. Lawmakers want to know how and why he was hired in Augusta following a drinking and driving accident that killed a co-worker.
Updated: 04/01/2014 - Federal officials are demanding Georgia's Department of Human Services get its act together. If not the state could lose $76 million in funding for its food stamp program. The announcement follows a News 12 investigation into problems with the agency's phone system.
Updated: 03/31/2014 - With just hours to go to sign-up for health care under the Affordable Care Act, last minute glitches for some last minute sign-ups. Technical glitches slowed down the sign-up earlier today. While the problem seems to be fixed if you are required to sign-up and you do not, you will be penalized.
Updated: 03/21/2014 - Some lawmakers are lashing out at Augusta VA Hospital officials just months after they restricted some Christmas carolers from singing certain songs inside the facility. They are accusing the hospital of obstructing and censoring volunteers and possibly violating basic constitutional rights.
Updated: 03/19/2014 - For a second straight week, A Ricmond County teacher is being accused of simple battery on a student. Police said this incident started over a bag of candy. School administration saids the student was purchasing the candy from the teacher's lounge vending machine and said the teacher clearly "over-reacted."
Updated: 03/17/2014 - When school starts back Monday, one Richmond County teacher will not be in the classroom. Instead middle school teacher Thurston Williams is on leave, charged with simple battery against a student. The Tutt Middle School math teacher said what he did was meant as a joke. But the boy's mom is not laughing. The mother of the 12-year-old does not want this teacher on leave, she wants him arrested and out of the classroom.
Updated: 03/13/2014 - Graco Children's Products has added 403,222 child seats to last month's recall of 3.8 million to replace faulty harness buckles.
Updated: 03/12/2014 - A new revelation is coming out of Augusta's Charlie Norwood VA Hospital. It comes in the midst of an ongoing Congressional investigation into 3 deaths at the facility due to what has been called a lack of proper medical care. News 12 has confirmed that after being threatened with disciplinary action following those deaths a top official stepped down but is still getting paid.