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News 12 Special Assignment: Babies At Risk: A System Breakdown

Updated: 10/30/2013 - A News 12 investigation shows local stores are dropping the ball when it comes to the safety of your children, and what we've uncovered could change a state law. More than 3 years ago, News 12 exposed a widespread problem after we were able to buy expired baby formula, and a lot of it, in Richmond, Columbia, and Aiken Counties. In 2010, every store promised to fix this, but we found the problem is still on store shelves. Once again, we're on your side, asking why the system in place to protect your babies is still broken.

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After helicopter policy change, Aiken Co. firefighters focus on training

Helicopter crash

Posted: 03/21/2014 - Aiken County volunteer firefighters have a new power, and with it, big responsibilities. After a major policy change, they can now call in a helicopter easier to help you in an emergency. Tonight, in a News 12 special assignment, Chad Mills joins the men and women first-responders in training to find out how they're preparing to implement the change.

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Gatsby in Aiken: More about history than fiction

The Willcox

Updated: 05/17/2013 - The Roaring '20s comes roaring back to the big screen with Friday's premiere of "The Great Gatsby." The movie is also putting an Aiken family and a local hotel back in the spotlight.

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News 12 Investigation: Parties inside Aiken City Hall have some upset

Updated: 05/02/2013 - For the past few months, News 12 has investigated wild middle school parties at Aiken City Hall. A video we got our hands on shows middle schoolers cussing, flashing gang signs and disturbing the peace. One downtown merchant even tells us these parties are driving off customers at his business nearby.

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News 12 Special Assignment: Keeping kids clear of gangs

Inside a gang

Updated: 04/29/2013 - Most every parent with a teenager knows what it feels like to watch the clock and wait for curfew. Even if you trust your child, there are a lot of teens you don't trust. There are also a lot of temptations and pressures, and a good kid can change their life in a second with one bad decision.

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News 12 Investigation: Crime problems at Denmark Tech

Denmark Tech (WRDW-TV)

Updated: 03/12/2013 - For five months, News 12 has been investigating a college only 50 miles east of Augusta. Two students were shot on the campus just last year. After additional reports of drugs, assaults and violence, we're putting the spotlight on Denmark Tech.

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In Memory of the Thomson Plane Crash Victims

Updated: 03/19/2013 - Five people were killed in a plane crash in McDuffie County on the night of Feb. 20, 2013. The five victims were all staff members of The Vein Guys office in Augusta.

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Rising gas prices affecting more than drivers

Gas Prices

Updated: 02/18/2013 - Filling our tanks is emptying our wallets. Prices at the pump have risen for 32 days straight, and unfortunately it doesn't look like we'll be getting a break anytime soon.

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Inside Operation Thunder

Operation Thunder

Updated: 07/23/2013 - On Feb. 14, 2013, the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and the Governor's Office of Highway Safety launched a 90-day campaign to combat traffic fatalities.

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News 12 Special Assignment: Children of the Streets


Updated: 02/08/2013 - It could be your neighbor's child, your son's classmate or your co-worker's daughter, and you may not even know. The number of homeless children in the CSRA is increasing.

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News 12 Special Assignment: Inside a gang

Inside a gang

Updated: 02/07/2013 - A former gang member is speaking out to News 12 about how he got sucked in. He says he wishes someone was willing to tell him what he's about to tell you.

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Aiken plans program that could drastically reduce violent crime

Updated: 12/27/2012 - On this day in 2011, Officer Scott Richardson was gunned down in the line of duty. Then, a month later, it happened again to Corporal Sandy Rogers. As the community tries to move on, Aiken Public Safety is moving forward with some changes of its own. We travel with them to North Carolina to see how a program there could help reduce violence here.

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News 12 Special Assignment: Inside the James Brown Estate

James Brown Estate

Updated: 03/29/2013 - It's been six years since James Brown died, but through it all, one thing remains: his 80-acre estate at Beech Island. Now, for the first time since his death, we can take you inside during a News 12 exclusive.

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12 On Your Side: Grown up and back home

Grown up and back home

Updated: 10/25/2012 - Work experience? Check. College degree? Check. It sounds like a resume for success, but a growing number of educated able-bodied adults are moving back home.

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