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OYS: Protecting Your Personal Info When Trashing Old Electronics

Updated: 10/09/2015 - Americans generate more than thirty-four million tons of e-waste. That's throwing away around 142,000 computers and 416,000 phones every day. It's not only bad for the environment but it also puts your personal information at risk

OYS: Homes Under Water

Updated: 10/05/2015 - Flood waters have damaged roads and homes across News 12's northern viewing area. If damage is not taken care of immediately it could cause even more problems for home owners.

OYS: The evidence in deputy steroid investigation

Updated: 09/29/2015 - One of the reasons District Attorney Ashley Wright decided not to pursue charges against any of the Richmond County deputies named in the steroid investigation is because of lack of evidence.

UPDATE | OYS: Slaughtered Animals

Updated: 09/04/2015 - A community is on edge after a series of attacks have left dozens of farm animals dead. Now the Beech Island farmers are turning to News 12 for help.

OYS: First 24 Hours After Flood

Posted: 08/31/2015 - In a matter of minute, Mary Brock's beautiful backyard transformed into a gigantic, gushing, guzzling mess. "It didn't seem like it was going to stop. It just kept getting higher and higher," she said.

OYS: Family's home ransacked while on camping trip

Updated: 05/15/2015 - When is it OK to go inside someone's house and move stuff out? It's a question Tamela Wadford wants to know. She's starting from scratch after her home was ransacked while her family was on a camping trip.

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