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  1. Georgia man shot this month in SC diesRead the original story

    Saturday May 16 | WMBF

    A Georgia man who was shot earlier this month in Aiken has died and police are investigating the death as a homicide. Aiken police tell local media outlets that 21-year-old Darius Scruggs of Augusta died Friday morning at Georgia Regents Hospital.

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  2. Haley signs in-state tuition bill for veterans moving to SCRead the original story

    Friday May 8 | WMBF

    Gov. Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill that gives military veterans in-state tuition at South Carolina colleges and universities as soon as they become residents. Haley signed the bill Thursday, about a week after it unanimously passed the House, The Senate also passed the bill unanimously.

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  3. Fuel pipeline proposed from Florida to South CarolinaRead the original story

    Thursday Apr 30 | WMBF

    The Greenville News reported that Kinder Morgan of Houston said it hopes to begin construction on the $1 billion pipeline next spring. Tithe Palmetto Pipeline Project would run underground through 100 miles and five counties in South Carolina - Aiken, Edgefield, McCormick and Abbeville, before ending in Anderson.

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  4. Stormy weather spreads damage in northwestern South CarolinaRead the original story

    Apr 21, 2015 | WMBF

    Anderson County emergency management director Taylor Jones said he is awaiting a decision from the National Weather Service on whether tornadoes struck the area. The weather service has confirmed five tornadoes struck in central South Carolina in Sunday's storm.

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  5. Coroner: 3-year-old boy drowns in pool while visiting auntRead the original story

    Apr 5, 2015 | WMBF

    The county coroner says a 3-year-old Aiken boy has drowned in a pool at his aunt's home. Aiken County coroner Tim Carlton says Michael Melton Jr. drowned Saturday night.

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  6. GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz returns to SCRead the original story

    Apr 3, 2015 | WMBF

    The Republican presidential contender starts his visit in this early-voting state on Friday with a town hall meeting in Rock Hill. After that, he'll visit with people at the Beacon Drive-In Restaurant in Spartanburg before addressing a Republican women's reception in Greenville.

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  7. Haley declares state of emergency for South Carolina snowRead the original story

    Feb 25, 2015 | WMBF

    Gov. Nikki Haley has issued a state of emergency for 31 counties in South Carolina as forecasters predict several inches of snow in the Upstate. The declaration issued Wednesday afternoon directs state agencies to begin coordinating to respond to any emergencies and to help local governments.

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  8. Aiken couple holds sleep-out to help homeless peopleRead the original story

    Feb 15, 2015 | WMBF

    An Aiken couple is inviting residents to participate in their monthly mission, which is a sleep-out for the homeless in February. The Aiken Standard reports Lowell and Lesley Koppert are asking people to participate in the sleep-out, which will be held from 6 p.m. Feb. 28 to 6 a.m. March 1 behind Aiken Motorcycle Sales and Service.

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  9. Cops: Man who shot self during robbery asks deputy for helpRead the original story

    Jan 10, 2015 | WMBF

    Authorities say a man who shot himself while robbing an Aiken hotel was taken into custody after he flagged down a deputy for help a few minutes later. Aiken County deputies said in a news release that 27-year-old David Dempsey shot himself in the leg after pointing a gun at a clerk at the Quality Inn around 10:30 p.m. Friday and demanding money.

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  10. Cops probe Warrenville shootings that left 1 dead, 1 injuredRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2014 | WMBF

    The Aiken Standard reports that authorities responded to a shooting just after 6 p.m. Friday. There, Burnettown Police Chief David Smith found 24-year-old Cameron Clark lying in the back of a car with a hole in his chest.

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  11. Coroner: Aiken couple found dead in murder-suicideRead the original story

    Nov 22, 2014 | WMBF

    The Aiken County coroner says a 62-year-old Aiken man appears to have killed his wife before turning the gun on himself. Coroner Tim Carlton says a preliminary investigation shows James Tomac shot and killed his 44-year-old wife Teresa, then himself, around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

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  12. Motorcyclists, veterans join in push for better VARead the original story

    Nov 15, 2014 | WMBF

    Aiken Motorcycles owner Marsha Hopkins and retired Marine Corps Col. Gus Fitch are organizing a ride Saturday to press Congress to keep looking at the issue of veterans getting proper access to care at VA centers.

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  13. Aiken County jail inmate found deadRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | WMBF

    A statement from Coroner Tim Carlton said Jason Allen Woods of Aiken was found alone in his cell at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Carlton says there is no indication of foul play.

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  14. Red Cross starts multi-year fire safety campaignRead the original story

    Oct 18, 2014 | WMBF

    The Red Cross is starting a nationwide fire safety campaign to reduce fire deaths and injuries 25 percent in five years. The effort in South Carolina gets underway on Saturday as Red Cross volunteers join the North Charleston Fire Department in installing smoke detectors in city neighborhoods.

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  15. Aiken deputy fired, accused of giving ID to teenRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 15, 2014 | WMBF

    An Aiken County deputy has been fired after investigators say he gave his ID to an 18-year-old, who was using it as a fake. The Aiken County Sheriff's Office says Christopher Salley was fired last month.

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  16. Aiken deputy fired after drunken teen had his IDRead the original story

    Oct 14, 2014 | WMBF

    Authorities say an Aiken County deputy has been fired after he gave his ID to an 18-year-old man who was arrested for public drunkenness. Investigators say Salley's ID was found in possession of a teen police were questioning on Sept.

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