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    Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

    Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

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    NEW YORK (AP) - John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday. The decision on Mark David Chapman by a three-member board came after a hearing Wednesday, the state Department of Corrections said. Chapman fired five shots on Dec. 8, 1980, outside the Dakota apartment house where Lennon lived on Manhattan's Upper West Side, hitting the ex-Beatle four times in front of his wife, Yoko Ono, and others. He was se... More>>

    Trooper who arrested NFL's Montgomery fired

    Trooper who arrested NFL's Montgomery fired

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina state trooper who arrested NFL defensive lineman Sam Montgomery at a traffic stop last June has been fired. The state Department of Public Safety said Friday that Lance Cpl. R.S. Salter was terminated for violating agency policies including conduct unbecoming a state employee. Salter stopped Montgomery in June when the Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman was returning to his Greenwood home. Montgomery was arrested and spent a night in jail after Salte... More>>

    5K in James Island to benefit 2-year-old with SMA Video included

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    Well you've definitely heard of ALS by now because of the “Ice Bucket Challenge” that has taken the country by storm - but you may not have heard of the other, fatal, and very similar disease, SMA.News 2 sat down with a young family from Charleston whose 2-year-old who was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and explains what his parents are doing this weekend to raise money and awareness for his condition.Miller David is adorable, sharp, and full of life…but unlike most little boys his ag... More>>

    Charleston police arrest student for having gun at Sertoma

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    A student was arrested at the Sertoma Classic Friday night for bringing a gun to the game.Police tell News 2 that they received a tip that a student was coming to Johnson Hagood Stadium with a weapon. Police found a student matching the description and followed him. The student ran on Altman balcony and threw the gun over.The student was handcuffed and removed from the stadium.This is a developing story. Check back for updates. More>>

    Florence man dies, son hurt in Williamsburg County crash

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol investigates a deadly accident in Williamsburg County. According to the Highway Patrol's website, it happened, Friday afternoon around 3:20 on Manning Highway. More>>

    Biker Crash Real Or Fake? Video included

    Biker Crash Real Or Fake? Biker Crash Real Or Fake?
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    Is it real or is it fake? A motorcycle rider lands on his feet after crashing into a car. More>>

    Public Meeting: School bell changes

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    Dorchester School District Two has announced the schedule for community meetings on proposed bell schedule changes for the start and end times to the school day. The upcoming meetings will take place this fall to provide parents and community members the opportunity to learn more about proposed changes, to provide input, and to make suggestions. Public feedback will play an important role in finalizing the bell change proposal to be presented to the Board of Trustees in December. In May, a pl... More>>

    False Police Reports Come With Costly Consequences Video included

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    New 911 calls have been released from a hoax in July that called out an entire SWAT team. And in another case just this week, deputies say a woman lied about being attacked near a college campus. Law enforcement officials say these bogus claims compromise your safety.

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    Moncks Corner smell attributed to "sludge" Video included

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    A strong odor in Moncks Corner has many people there wanting to know what it is, and what can be done to stop it. Just about anywhere I drove through Fairlawn or Cedar Island, people told me a horrible odor, similar to burnt sewage, began over the weekend. Ruthe Griggs lives in Fairlawn. "It caught my breath. I couldn't even breathe." Patsy Southard lives on Cedar Island "I was out trying to put my pine straw in the yard, it was just overwhelming. It made me nauseous. I had to go in the ho... More>>

    Police: Be on the lookout for a man who stole soap products from Dollar General

    CPD says the man pictured here stole a bag full of soap from the Family Dollar store on King Street CPD says the man pictured here stole a bag full of soap from the Family Dollar store on King Street
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    Charleston City Police sent a BOLO or “Be on the lookout” alert to the media asking for help in identifying a suspect. The picture attached to the email alert shows a man carrying a white bag that police say contained numerous soap products. The man allegedly broke in to the Family Dollar store on King Street at 4:37 a.m. Friday morning to steal soap. If you have any information about the suspect in the picture, please call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111 or Consolidated Dispatch at 743-7200 and a... More>>

    UPDATE: SWAT, Colleton County Deputies arrest suspect following stand-off

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    Law enforcement in Colleton County are in a stand-off with a suspect after trying to serve a warrant.According to the Colleton County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a home on Rum Gully Road in Islandton about 3:50 Thursday afternoon to serve an order of detention. After deputies met with a person on-scene that they believe the order of detention was intended, the subject pulled a rifle on deputies.SWAT and members of the Colleton County Sheriff's Office have the area surrounded.This ... More>>

    Black leaders want voice in SC beach safety plans

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    Black leaders say they want a voice in plans to ensure safety in the Myrtle Beach area over the Memorial Day weekend. Myrtle Beach NAACP president Mickey James and other leaders say they are concerned about more than just the Memorial Day holiday weekend. They say there needs to be more security year-round. The leaders told local media outlets at a news conference Thursday that black leaders are not being involved enough in plans to improve safety. Three people died and seven were injured in ... More>>

    VA reviews caregiver support in Charleston

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    A report from the Veterans Affairs Inspector General's Office recommends improvements to the support program for family members and others who care for veterans treated at the Ralph Johnson Medical Center in Charleston. The program provides medical, training, travel and financial benefits to caregivers for veterans and active duty service members. The report finds that half the applications to participate in the program in Charleston were not processed in the required 45 days. It also found t... More>>

    Latest: Wood mulch fire in Ladson Video included

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    A portion of an east bound lane on Highway 78 in Ladson is back open since being closed early Thursday afternoon. Crews responded to a mulch pile fire and battled... More>>

    Several fire departments fighting mulch fire in Ladson

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    All lanes on Highway 78 are closed as several area fire departments are fighting a fire at a Ladson wood recycling plant Thursday afternoon.According to the North Charleston Fire Department, Charleston County Consolidated dispatch received a call for a vehicle fire at 9421 Hwy 78 at 1:34 p.m. Ladson Wood Recycling is a landscaping and wood mulch location. Firefighters reported a large mulch pile burning at the site. A statement from North Charleston Fire Department says, "The fire itself is c... More>>

    Bean bag chairs recalled after 2 children die

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    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday that the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace Bayou Corp., can open.A 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky, were found dead inside the chairs after they suffocated from a lack of air and inhaled the chair's foam beads.The chairs were sold at Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pa... More>>

    Man wounded in Memorial Day shooting charged

    Man wounded in Memorial Day shooting charged

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A man who was shot and wounded in a Memorial Day weekend shooting in Myrtle Beach has been arrested on a weapons charge. Multiple media outlets report that 24-year-old Keith Alextrus Williams of Lincolnville is charged with having a stolen pistol when he was shot. Williams was injured and three people were killed in the shooting at a Myrtle Beach motel. Williams was hospitalized for several days. Police Capt. David Knipes says the stolen gun Williams had was not used... More>>

    Georgetown City Council discusses rebuild options after downtown fire Video included

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    Last September a fire devastated eight businesses in downtown Georgetown.Some of the buildings dated back to the 1700 and 1800s, and while the owners of the properties did lose a lot, some say they refuse to let the fire get the best of them.Jeanette Ard owns Colonial Florist in Georgetown and said, “We're going to build back - probably bigger and stronger than we were."On Thursday night Georgetown City Council met at City Hall. In an executive session, Mayor Jack Scoville says they discussed... More>>

    Final scores from night one at Sertoma Classic

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    Night one of the 44th annual Sertoma Classic is in the books. Here are the final scores from Thursday night:Porter-Gaud, 15 Lincoln, 0Baptist Hill, 6 Cane Bay 13Hanahan, 0 Summerville, 0Stratford, 9 Timberland , 13 (2 quarters)James Island, 0 St John's, 6Goose Creek, 27 West Ashley, 8 (2 quarters)Schedule for Friday night:Academic Magnet vs StallPalmetto Christian vs GarrettBurke vs First BaptistPinewood vs North CharlestonNorthwood vs Military Magnet (2 quarters)Wando vs Bishop England (22 q... More>>

    Man arrested for Ravenel road rage incident ending in gunfire Video included

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    55 year old Curtis Ray Whitehurst of St. Petersburg, Florida, was arrested on two counts of Assault and Battery 1st Degree by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.On Wednesday, August 20th at 8:00 am, Charleston County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the Sunoco Gas Station on Hwy 17 in Ravenel to investigate a road rage incident where a gun was fired.According to deputies, a Ford Ranger was traveling north on HWY 17. A semi-truck, driven by Whitehurst approached the ranger from behin... More>>

    2 arrested in Mt. Pleasant after burglary call, chase and crash

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    There was a call of a burglary Thursday on Carriage Lane in Mt. Pleasant.An officer saw the suspect vehicle on Mathis Ferry and a short chase ensued.The vehicle crashed at the roundabout, near the 526 overpass, closing the area. Officers started a chase on foot. Both suspects were arrested near Southhampton Apartments.If anyone saw the vehicle pictured involved in anything suspicious Thursday, please call 843-884-4176. More>>

    RB Davis might miss No. 9 South Carolina's opener

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Steve Spurrier says 1,000-yard rusher Mike Davis hasn't practiced this week and might not be ready when the ninth-ranked Gamecocks open the season against No. 21 Texas AM in a week.The teams play at Williams-Brice Stadium next Thursday night. Davis has been slowed by several injuries during camp, most recently a rib injury suffered last Saturday.Davis rushed for 1,183 yards last season, the fourth best single-season total in school history. Davis joked about his status T... More>>

    No. 16 Clemson backup OL Anthony transferring

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    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Part-time starting offensive lineman Shaq Anthony is transferring from Clemson.A release from the school stated that Anthony met with Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney on Thursday morning to discuss his decision.Anthony played in 17 games for the Tigers, making five starts the past two seasons. The 6-foot-4, 280-pound Anthony was not projected as a starter heading into the season for No. 16 Clemson.Anthony said in a statement he enjoyed his time at Clemson but needed a clean... More>>

    Teen wrote fictional story that involved neighbor's dinosaur and gun

    Attorney of suspended and arrested Summerville teen calls school's actions "absurd"

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    After a Summerville High School student is arrested and suspendedfor writing a fictional story, in which he described a gun being used to kill his neighbor's dinosaur,the 16-year-old's attorney speaks out. "This is a perfect example of 'political correctness' that has exceeded the boundaries of common sense," said David Aylor. "my client wrote about a fictional story that involved a neighbor's dinosaur and a gun. the arrest and suspension of my client is completely absurd. More>>

    7-year-old Charleston County student brings BB gun onto school bus, charged with carrying a Weapon

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    Charleston, SC -The Charleston County Sheriff's Office charged a 7-year-old boy through a custodial promise of carrying a weapon on school property andinterfering with a school.The child brought a bb gun on to a school bus. According tothesheriff's office,theMinnie Hughes Elementary student had theBB gunwhen he boarded the busThursday morning. An older student took theBB gun from the 7-year-old and gaveit the busdriver.The child was released to his legal guardian. More>>

    Man injured during Memorial Day motel shootings now arrested

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    Keith Williams, 24, from Lincolnville, South Carolina was arrested by Myrtle Beach Police on a stolen gun charge. Capt. David Knipes said Williams was actually a victim and was shot during the violence that erupted Memorial Day weekend at 104 N. Ocean Boulevard at the Bermuda Sands motel. Knipes said Williams had the gun in his possession which turned out to be stolen. That gun was NOT used in the murdersof three people that weekend at the motel. Williams is currently at the Myrtle Beach jail... More>>

    SC woman guilty in $50,000 Social Security theft

    SC woman guilty in $50,000 Social Security theft

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Bishopville woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing $50,000 from the Social Security Administration by collecting checks issued to her late mother. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles says 65-year-old Earnestine Lowery did not tell Social Security when her mother died in 2008 and continued to collect her retirement benefits until this January, when the agency discovered the death. U.S. District Judge Margaret Seymour accepted Lowery's guilty plea in federal court ... More>>

    New talks in Georgetown after destructive fire

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    It's been almost one year since a destructive fire tore through historic downtown Georgetown.Now the plans to rebuild are in the works but can everybody get on the page when it comes getting things done?Some of the Buildings that once stood on the now, vacant ground on Front Street were built as far back as the 1800's.On Thursday evening, City Council will begin an effort to find some common ground on what to do next.Last September, the fire started at the Limp'n Janes and then spread to Goud... More>>

    St. Louis Rams allow 3 Ferguson area schools to practice at facility

    St. Louis Rams allow 3 Ferguson area schools to practice at facility

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    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community - Ferguson, Missouri.North is one of three high schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District that has yet to begin classes because of the nearly nightly protests since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer Aug. 9. The turmoil has sent Griffin and the other football programs scrambling to find places to p... More>>

    Hearing set in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY

    Hearing set in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY

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    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters is due in court for a preliminary hearing. The lawyer for 25-year-old Nicole Vaisey said she was the victim of an abusive relationship with 39-year-old Stephen Howells Jr. "She was in a master-slave relationship with Howells," attorney Bradford Riendeau said. "I believe she's not as culpable as he is." Vaisey will be in court on Thursday. Authorities said Howells waived his r... More>>

    Authorities investigate body found in West Ashley

    Authorities investigate body found in West Ashley

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    An investigation is underway in West Ashley after a body was found on a sidewalk Major Eric Watson with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office says at 1:50am deputies responded to Ashley Crossing and Sunnyvale to investigate reports of a deceased woman found lying on the sidewalk. The Charleston County Sheriff's Office and the Charleston County Coroner's Office are investigating this death. The Coroner will release the manner of death and the identity of the victim. . Watson says there were... More>>

    UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

    UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

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    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores. A spokeswoman for UPS says the information includes card numbers, postal and email addresses from about 100,000 transactions between Jan. 20 and Aug. 11. United Parcel Service Inc. said Wednesday that it was among U.S. retailers who got a government bulletin about the malware on July 31. The malware is not identified by current anti-virus software. UP... More>>

    EEOC files lawsuit against Food Lion over firing

    EEOC files lawsuit against Food Lion over firing

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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a discrimination lawsuit against supermarket chain Food Lion, saying it fired a Jehovah's Witness who requested certain days off for his religion. The complaint was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court. A company spokeswoman said she hadn't seen the lawsuit. According to the complaint, Victaurius L. Bailey was hired at a Food Lion in Winston-Salem in June 2011. Bailey is a minister and an elder, and as such needed ... More>>

    Deputy Lexington County coroner charged with DUI

    Deputy Lexington County coroner charged with DUI

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A deputy Lexington County coroner has been charged with driving under the influence and open container. West Columbia police tell local media outlets they got a call Tuesday afternoon about a driver being asleep at the wheel. Police say they found Deputy Coroner Barry Wright sleeping in a county-owned SUV in the middle of a road. An officer woke up Wright and saw a cold, open beer in the cup holder. Officers say Wright stumbled, slurred his words and declined field sobri... More>>

    Cuts period from suggested three to one year

    Moratorium goes through but planning commission shortens time span

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    Just like the crowds on King Street that is sparking a call for a moratorium on new bars selling alcohol, a huge crowd of people filled the city's planning commissioners meeting on Wednesday.The planning commission took on two issues that garnered all the interest: a zoning ordinance that creates a new entertainment district overlay zone anda 36-moratorium on late night bars.Commission membersvoted5 to 4 voteto recommend a moratorium on new businesses selling alcohol for 12 months instead of ... More>>

    Goose Creek school bus catches on fire

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    A school bus in Goose Creek caught fire Wednesday afternoon. The bus driver was able to get all of the children off the bus without any injuries.The Goose Creek Rural Fire Department responded to Apple Circle in the Willowbrook Subdivision, and put out the fire by 6 p.m. The fire department says they haven't determined the cause of the fire at this time. More>>

    Researchers bury underwear to demonstrate soil health

    DIRTY DRAWERS: Underwear on the left shows good soil health DIRTY DRAWERS: Underwear on the left shows good soil health
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    Men's cotton briefs can serve the needs of science when buried in a field for a few weeks. It's a takeoff on an agronomy soil test that uses cotton swatches to measure carbon consumption by microbes. Microbes living in soil with plenty of carbon, rich in organic matter to turn into energy, don't have to eat the cotton. Bacteria in carbon-poor soil will eat what they can scavenge. The “soiled underwear test” helped Clemson and North Carolina State University Extension specialists teaching a p... More>>

    Myrtle Beach police look for murder leads in Lowcountry Video included

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    Myrtle Beach detectives are still searching for the person who killed three people from the Summerville area in Myrtle Beach during "Bike Week."In May, someone shot and killed 28-year-old Jamie Williams of Ladson, 22-year-old Sandy Barnwell of Summerville and 21-year-old Devonte Dantzler of Summerville. Police say it is a difficult task with thousands visiting the area for "Bike Week." "The suspects that perpetrated this crime can very well be from an entirely different part of the United Sta... More>>

    Cross woman killed in hit and run

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    Investigators are searching for the person responsible for a possible hit and run. Shortly after 10pm Tuesday night, 59-year-old Peggy Ann Cain was found lying on the side of Highway 45 in Cross. She transported and pronounced dead at the hospital.Orange paint and skid marks mark the place where Cain was hit."She'd come in the Monkey Bar, and just sit there. But she didn't drink at all," said Ronnie Parker who was having lunch at Henry's Bait and Tackle in Cross. More>>

    MUSC researchers closer to finding marker for concussions in MRI's

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    As students head back to school this week, football athletics programs are firing up their practices for the season ahead and with contact sports, there's always the possibility for head injuries Right now, MUSC is one of the few hospitals in the country with a specific MRI system, that researchers are using to detect concussions in high school student athletes. An injury, up to this point, that was undetectable on an MRI. The system is called a DKI MRI and already researchers at MUSC sa... More>>

    Members of oxycodone conspiracy sentenced

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    United States Attorney Bill Nettles stated today that Lance C. Tew, age 26, of Greer, Jessica R. Hollingsworth, age 24, of Taylors, and Mary Virginia Merritt, age 42, of Greer, were sentenced today in federal court in Greenville, for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, a violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846. Senior United States District Judge Henry M. Herlong, Jr., of Greenville sentenced Tew to 100 months, Hollingsworth to 48 months, and Merritt to 60 months in the Federal... More>>

    Tigers lose top returning rusher for season

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    Clemson, S.C.—Clemson junior running back Zac Brooks, Clemson's top returning rusher from last season, suffered a foot injury Monday night in practice and will be lost for the season. “Zac was having an outstanding camp and was ready for a terrific year,” said Head Coach Dabo Swinney. “The plan is for Zac to sit out this year due to the injury and come back next year as a red-shirt junior. This is a big loss because he is such a reliable player in all phases of the game. He knows the offens... More>>

    SC man swipes case of beer, smashes open register, grabs cash, deputies say

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    A strong armed robbery at a Sunoco on Reidville Road has Spartanburg Deputies searching for the suspect after they say he smashed the cash register on the ground and stole cash from it. Monday around 8:40 pm the suspect, Harold Gene Justice, age 53, entered the Sunoco More>>

    No. 9 South Carolina turns to youth in secondary

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Steve Spurrier has said several times that No. 9 South Carolina has plenty of good players, just no one knows it yet.The Gamecocks coach better hope that's especially true in the secondary where the club enters the season without last year's lockdown standouts Victor Hampton and Jimmy Legree - and will lean heavily on freshmen Chris Lammons, Wesley Green and Al Harris Jr. to rotate into the mix this fall.With about a week before the Gamecocks open at home against No. 21 ... More>>

    Athletic trainers look to differentiate symptoms of heat stroke and heart conditions Video included

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    This summer, a local air force reservist, a Georgia high school football player and a Massachusetts high school player all died while exercising. Each death is presumed to be from different causes and yet all of them were in hot temperatures.Experts said knowing the symptoms of different illnesses can help save someone's life. "When a person or athlete collapses there are many things that go through your head. One is heat and the other is obviously the heart. The symptoms typically will be th... More>>

    Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

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    The Navy tells The Associated Press that at least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the service for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site in South Carolina. Ten others are under criminal investigation. Also, 32 other sailors were implicated by investigators but later exonerated. The number of accused and the duration of cheating are greater than was known when the Navy announced in February that it had discovered che... More>>

    Authorities in Berkeley County investigate fatal hit and run

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    An investigation is underway in Berkeley County after a fatal hit and run, Wednesday evening.According to the highway patrol, the accident happened near Ranger Drive on SC-45. The South Carolina Highway Patrol's Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team is investigating the accident.Authorities at this time do not have a suspect or make and model of the vehicle that left the scene.We will continue to post updates here when more information is available. More>>

    Police investigating burglary, aggravated assault at downtown Charleston apartment

    Police investigating burglary, aggravated assault at downtown Charleston apartment

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    Charleston Police are investigating a burglary and an aggravated assault that occurred about 2:30 a.m. August 20, 2014 at a Smith Street apartment.The incident began when one of the three victims answered a knock at the door. A black female described as short, between 22 and 28 years old and wearing a dark colored hooded sweat shirt said she was looking for someone.The victim said he didn't know the person she was looking for and that's when a black male appeared armed with a knife. He tried ... More>>

    North Carolina police arrest man wanted in Myrtle Beach shootings

    North Carolina police arrest man wanted in Myrtle Beach shootings

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina have arrested a man wanted in one of eight Memorial Day weekend shootings in Myrtle Beach. Myrtle Beach police told local media outlets that 24-year-old Tristan Datre Payne is charged with accessory after the fact of attempted murder in a May 24 shooting at a hotel that injured a man. The Greensboro, North Carolina, Police Department has also charged Payne with possession of a gun by a felon and possession of a stolen gun. He's also charged w... More>>

    Man arrested for multiple fires in Berkeley County

    Man arrested for multiple fires in Berkeley County

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    Authorities in Berkeley County have arrested the man, who they say, is responsible for multiple fires in the Goose Creek/Ladson area.Patrick Joseph Coxe was taken into custody on Monday and charged with three counts of 3rd degree arson, 2nd degree burglary, and malicious damage to property. At a bond hearing Tuesday evening, bond was set at $30,000.00 on each of the arson charges, $20,000.00 on the burglary charge and $2,105 on the malicious injury to property charge totaling $112,105.00. He ... More>>

    Gucci Mane to be sentenced on federal gun charge

    Gucci Mane to be sentenced on federal gun charge

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    ATLANTA (AP) - Rapper Gucci Mane, who pleaded guilty to a federal firearms charge several months ago, is set to be sentenced. The 34-year-old, whose real name is Radric Davis, pleaded guilty in May to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after reaching an agreement with prosecutors. He is to be sentenced Wednesday. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in jail and a fine of up to $250,000. Prosecutors recommended that Davis be sentenced to serve three years and ... More>>

    SC senators consider how to attract, keep teachers

    SC senators consider how to attract, keep teachers

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A Senate panel will consider increasing teachers' salaries and strengthening student loan programs as a way to elevate the profession in South Carolina. The newly created Senate Committee on Public School Teachers took testimony Tuesday on how the state can encourage more students to become public school teachers, keep good teachers in the classroom and more quickly remove incompetent teachers. According to the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement, ... More>>

    Police seek help solving Bikefest weekend slayings

    Police seek help solving Bikefest weekend slayings

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    SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Myrtle Beach police are visiting the Charleston area as they seek the public's help in solving the shooting deaths of three people last Memorial Day weekend during the Atlantic Beach Bikefest. Police have scheduled a news conference in Summerville on Wednesday to discuss the case. Three people from the Summerville area were killed and a fourth person injured in a shooting that resulted from a large fight outside a motel in Myrtle Beach. Authorities have said they thin... More>>

    2 Your Health A Charleston doctor has created a robot that he says is designed to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus

    2 Your Health A Charleston doctor has created a robot that he says is designed to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus

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    A Charleston doctor has created a robot that he says is designed to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus. The robot is known is Tru-D, It is five feet tall. It has a UVC light which is designed to break down the DNA of organisms, such as viruses. "The heart of the device are these sensors on top of the device. What these bulbs are, they produce UVC in amazingly high doses." said Dr Jeff Deal who created Tru-D. Deal has already sent 2 of the robots to Liberia. He is plannng to travel to Li... More>>

    Myrtle Beach woman beat up man after he 'passed gas' in her face, police say

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    A Myrtle Beach man and woman were arrested after they came to blows in a fight sparked when the man allegedly “passed gas” near the woman’s face, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report. The incident happened on Monday night around 7:45 pm at a house in the 900
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    2 Your Health: Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella contamination

    2 Your Health: Peanut, almond butter recalled for salmonella contamination

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    Peanut and almond butter sold at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods and other major retailers is being recalled for possible salmonella contamination.The brands included in the recall include some store brands from Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Kroger and Safeway, as well as Arrowhead Mills and MaraNatha brands.The butters are made nSpired Natural Foods Inc. The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement that it alerted the company of the potential risk during routine testing. Reports of four illne... More>>

    Nearly 60 arrested in SC town's 4-day prostitution sting

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    Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.  Of the 59 people 33 of them were "Johns", 25 were prostitutes, and one was arrested as a pimp for aiding and abetting. More>>

    Greer Man Tells Police To Shoot Him Down Like Michael Brown According to Report Video included

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    Greer Police have charged Derrick Martino Miller with resisting arrest after he struggled with the officer and said "to shoot him down like Michael Brown." according to the police report. More>>

    McKissick leads inaugural class in Coaches Hall of Fame

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    The South Carolina Football Coaches Associationhas announced its first Hall of Fame Inductees.Combined, these nine coaches have 311 Years as a head football coach, they have won 2,733 football games and 46 State Football Championships.The Banquet to honor these coaches will be on December 12, 2014 at the Landmark Hotel in Myrtle Beach. For more information on the banquet and tickets contact Mike Ware at mware@scfootba... More>>

    Chemical causes respiratory reaction in inmates at Hill-Finklea Detention Center, inmates moved

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    Several ambulances are on the scene at Hill-Finklea Detention Center in Berkeley County right now. News 2's Raymond Owens says, some type of chemical was sprayed, and inmates are being moved from the affected area.We are working to find out the circumstances surrounding the chemical being sprayed. More>>

    Playground temperatures can burn skin Video included

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    Every day this week is climbing closer to the triple digits.Local school districts say recess is typically under half an hour, so heat exposure is limited.But the length of time in the sun might not be as dangerous as the surfaces they touch outdoors. For example, News 2 found at one playground there was about a 40 degree difference between the shaded part of a children's slide and the part in direct sunlight. 74 degrees to 115 degrees, to be exact."I think about that on the swings, especiall... More>>

    Friends remember Pee Dee paramedic found in Lake Marion Video included

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    Search teams found a Pee Dee man dead on Lake Marion over the weekend.The Claredon County coroner's office says crews found the body of 29-year-old Jeffery Brigman around 9:30 a.m. Sunday.He disappeared Friday night while on the lake with his family. Brigman worked at Carolina Medcare as a paramedic in Florence.However, for many of Brigman's friends his loss was a tough pill to swallow."I've loved him for a long time.... More>>

    3 people arrested following meth charges, baby found in residence

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    Three people are behind bars after being arrested by Berkeley County Sheriff's Office deputies on meth charges... More>>

    No school bus on first day Video included

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    The first day of school can always be a little stressful, but for some parents in Summerville, they say day one has been a nightmare.News 2 spoke with several concerned and frustrated parents who say their kids don't have a bus stop, and with school back in session, they don't know what to do.In the Lakes of Summerville community, several parents whose children attend Northwoods Middle School say the school bus that was supposed to pick up their kids never came.“For the entire school day I wa... More>>

    Fresh school year, new state standardized tests

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    As students start a fresh new school year this week, they leave behind old testing standards. The end of the last school year saw the end of the “PASS” and HSAP” tests. Now, educators are speaking out after a statewide drop in test scores. While many districts like Charleston and DD2 outperformed state scores, a statewide dip has educators putting the blame on what they were told to teach. On the PASS test for example, a different set of standards were tested in 2014 than in the previous y... More>>

    South Carolina reserve CB Smith out for season

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina reserve cornerback Jamari Smith is out for the season after breaking his left foot at a scrimmage last weekend.The school announced the sophomore's injury on Monday. Smith was in the mix at cornerback, a position where the ninth-ranked Gamecocks enter the season without last year's starters in Jimmy Legree and Victor Hampton.Smith enrolled at South Carolina as a running back and gained 103 yards in a backup role in a 70-10 victory against Coastal Carolina ... More>>

    Sewage water spills into their homes

    N.Charleston residents seek compensation from Sewer District

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    Residents of a condo community in North Charleston say they are already talking to a Mount Pleasant attorney and may file a complaint against the North Charleston Sewer District if their flood damages are not compensated. Last weekend the ditch behind the condos on Lucille Drive overflowed with storm water, causing a sewage station pump to over work and ultimately overflow then sewage water bubbled up in one unit and spilling into the complex and the one adjacent to it. This is the second tim... More>>

    Goose Creek arson suspect captured on surveillance images

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    The Goose Creek Police Department and the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office need help identifying an arson suspect. In the early morning hours of Sunday, August 17, a series of fires were set in the College Park area of Goose Creek, including at Stratford High School, and College Park Elementary School. The suspect, a white male in his mid to late teens or early twenties, was captured on video at one of the incident locations. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Goose Creek Po... More>>

    USC & Clemson ranked in top 20 on preseason poll

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    The start of a new school season means we're getting ever closer to the start of the college football season. And this year, South Carolina and Clemson are expected to do well. South Carolina is ranked 9th in the Associated Press preseason poll. They'll be the first to kick off the college football season with a game against Texas AM scheduled for next Thursday. Meanwhile, Clemson landed at 16th. The Tigers will take on 12th ranked Georgia on Saturday, August 30th. Having both universities r... More>>

    Charleston man charged for traveling to have sex with minor

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    A Charleston man has been arrested for allegedly traveling to Florence to have sex with a minor.South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced Monday that Ian James Willis, 19, has been arrested and charged with three felony counts connected to sexual conduct with a minor, including Criminal Solicitation of a minor, Dissemination of Obscene Material to a Minor and Attempted Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor second degree.Willis was arrested by the Florence County Sheriff's Office, a... More>>

    Nearly 4,000 acres of forestland to be preserved

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    Nearly 4,000 acres of property adjacent to the Francis Marion National Forest are being gifted to the public under a wetlands mitigation plan approved for Boeing's continued expansion in North Charleston. The land consists of three separate tracts. About 1,670 acres will be given to the state Department of Natural Resources and 2,225 acres will be transferred to the U.S Forest Service within five years. Until then, conservation groups will own, manage and restore the property that's home to s... More>>

    SC agents cleared of wrongdoing in suspect's death

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    A prosecutor has cleared two South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division agents of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of a man wanted in Connecticut on a murder charge. Authorities say 37-year-old Vamond Elmore, wanted for murder in Norwalk, Connecticut, was holding a gun as he tried to run from a hotel room near Interstate 95 in St. George, South Carolina on July 22. Area media outlets report that First Circuit Solicitor David Pascoe announced Monday the two agents acted in accordance wi... More>>

    Berkeley County Deputy resigns following driver's license suspension

    Berkeley County Deputy resigns following driver's license suspension

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    A Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy resigned following the suspension of his driver's license. Chief Deputy Rick Ollic said Deputy Justice Jenkins last day was August 15thafter the Sheriff's Office was notified that his driving privilege had been suspended on August 4, 2014. The Sheriff's Office said Jenkins failed to notify his supervisor of the license suspension.Ollic added that employees are required to disclose any change in their motor vehicle driving records. More>>

    Authorities investigate fatal vehicle crash on Johns Island

    UPDATE: Man charged in connection to fatal vehicle crash on Johns Island

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    Authorities are currently investigating a fatal vehicle crash on Johns Island.According to officials, a Chevy Equinox collided with a Jeep Compass on River Road near Main Road.The driver of the Chevy Equinox was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina. No word tonight on the exact of the driver's injuries.The driver of the Jeep Compass was pronounced dead at the scene. The Charleston County Sheriff's Office and the Charleston County Coroner's Office are investigating this acci... More>>

    Harbor View Elementary opens new state of the art facility

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    Charleston county starts the new school year three new facilities, including Harbor View Elementary on James Island. More>>

    Hollywood woman reported missing; family members say she has dementia

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    69-year-old Brenda Gibbs of Hollywood has been reported missing. More>>

    Michael Brown Autopsy Shows Ferguson Teen Shot at Least 6 Times

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    A preliminary autopsy performed on Michael Brown shows that the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a police officer last week was shot at least six times from the front — including twice in the head, according to a partial image of the report obtained by NBC News from attorney Anthony Gray, who represents Michael Brown's family.
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    Military family whose trailer and go-kart was stolen in Berkeley Co. reacts to suspect's arrest

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    A St. Stephen man is behind bars tonight, charged in connection with seven thefts or attempted thefts in Berkeley County.In a span of 24 hours back on August 7th and 8th there were at least seven thefts or attempted thefts along French Santee Road in the Jamestown Shulerville area.Everything from four wheelers, to golf carts, and even lawnmowers were taken, but on Saturday, police arrested Alvin White in connection with the thefts. White faced a bond court judge today and was given a $10,000 ... More>>

    Police: Charlotte police officers, 1 child shot

    Police: Charlotte police officers, 1 child shot

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A Charlotte man is in police custody after a young girl and two officers responding to a report of a domestic shooting were wounded. Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said a woman called 911 Sunday and said her boyfriend tried to attack her. Police Chief Rodney Monroe say two officers were slightly wounded while responding. They are four-year veteran Eric Bojaj and Kevin Stafford, on the job nearly three years. Monroe said one was struck in the leg and arm and the other in t... More>>

    Man Accused of Threatening Students Arrested

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    Chatham County School Board officials say campus police are investigating claims that a man brandished a gun at students at a bus stop Friday morning. Campus police as well and Savannah Chatham Metro responded to Wilshire Street around 7:00am. There students from Southwest Middle School claimed a man pulled a gun, pointed it at them, and made threats. School Board Officials say the man was not arrested at the time but the investigation continues. Campus police continue to interview students ... More>>

    Victim identified in deadly crash in Berkeley County

    Victim identified in deadly crash in Berkeley County

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    A deadly crash is under investigation in Berkeley County.According to officials, 55-year-old Timothy Austin was heading west on Fish Road in Berkeley County around 11:30 Saturday night, when his sedan ran off the right side of the road. His vehicle struck several trees and overturned, partially ejecting him. Authorities say Austin wasn't wearing a seat beltHe was pronounced dead on the scene by the Berkeley County Coroner. His death has been ruled accidental. More>>

    Woman cited for climbing into zoo's giraffe pen; gets kicked in the face

    Woman cited for climbing into zoo's giraffe pen; gets kicked in the face

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    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Police say a California woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo and getting kicked in the face. A police report says 24-year-old Amanda Hall, of San Luis Obispo, California, climbed over one fence and almost got over the second fence of the giraffe enclosure at the Henry Vilas Zoo about 5:30 p.m. Saturday. A 2-year-old, 12-foot-tall giraffe named Wally gave Hall a lick, then turned and kicked her in the face. Zoo staff told police that gir... More>>

    Returning to class means avoiding the "back-to-school plague"

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    On average, elementary school children get eight to 12 cases of the flu and colds every school year, according to the Centers for Disease Control.Teachers and parents commonly refer to it as the "back-to-school plague" and pediatricians refer to schools as "germ candy stores." There are three things pediatricians suggest kids avoid when going back to school in order to stay healthy.At the top of the to-do list: wash hands! Hand sanitizers are good but the Journal of Pediatric Health Care says... More>>

    Search for missing Pee Dee man ends on Lake Marion

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    The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has ended its search for a missing Pee Dee man on Lake Marion. More>>

    Nearly 4,000 acres of forestland to be preserved

    Nearly 4,000 acres of forestland to be preserved

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Nearly 4,000 acres of property adjacent to the Francis Marion National Forest are being gifted to the public under a wetlands mitigation plan approved for Boeing's continued expansion in North Charleston. The land consists of three separate tracts. About 1,670 acres will be given to the state Department of Natural Resources and 2,225 acres will be transferred to the U.S Forest Service within five years. Until then, conservation groups will own, manage and restore the pro... More>>

    Arrest made following multiple thefts in Jamestown/Shulerville

    Suspect: Alvin White Suspect: Alvin White
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    Alvin White of St. Stephen was arrested Saturday afternoon and charged in connection with the thefts. More>>

    Missouri Governor Enacts Midnight Curfew in Ferguson

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    A curfew will start at midnight on Saturday in Ferguson due to looting and rioting that has erupted in the town after nightfall, following peaceful protests over the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announced. "This is not to silence the people of Ferguson, of this region or others but to contain those who are drowning out the voice of the people with their actions," Nixon said. The curfew will hold until 5 a... More>>

    Man dies in dive after raising $100K for ALS

    Man dies in dive after raising $100K for ALS

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    BOSTON (AP) - A 27-year-old man died in a Nantucket diving accident, hours after he raised $100,000 for a Lou Gehrig's disease charity in honor of his friend who inspired the ice-bucket challenge sensation. Nantucket Police tell the Boston Globe that Corey Griffin dove into the water from the "Juice Guys" building at around 2 a.m. Saturday. An off-duty lifeguard was nearby and recovered Griffin, who was pronounced dead at a hospital. Griffin's family says he was friends with former Boston Col... More>>

    Woman improves after drinking chemical-laced tea

    Woman improves after drinking chemical-laced tea

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    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A woman who unknowingly drank iced tea laced with an industrial cleaning solution at a Utah restaurant has improved for the first time since bring flown to a hospital nearly a week ago. Family attorney Paxton Guymon says Jan Harding's breathing tube has been removed, and the 67-year-old was able to whisper briefly. She also got out of bed with assistance from nurses. Guymon said Saturday that Harding's family is more optimistic about her recovery, though she remains in c... More>>

    Woman steals 800 Lego sets worth $60,000

    Woman steals 800 Lego sets worth $60,000

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    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - A New York woman is charged with stealing 800 Lego sets worth almost $60,000 and trying to sell them on eBay. Gloria Haas, of Island Park, was arraigned Friday on charges of grand larceny. Nassau County detectives say the 53-year-old woman lifted the toy sets from a storage facility in Island Park and took them to anther storage facility in Rockville Centre. Authorities say Haas was trying to sell the sets on eBay. Information on an attorney for Haas wasn't available. A... More>>

    SC State holds march, rally to support university

    SC State holds march, rally to support university

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    ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Supporters of South Carolina State University are rallying to show their support for the state's only historically black public university. Hundreds are expected to march through Orangeburg on Saturday for a rally in front of the university's student center. Members of the Orangeburg Alumni chapter have organized the event to encourage statewide support for South Carolina State. The university said in a release that President Thomas Elzey, Student Government President ... More>>

    Charleston RiverDogs look to set kazoo record

    Charleston RiverDogs look to set kazoo record

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Charleston RiverDogs are looking to get into the record books by creating the world's biggest kazoo ensemble. Fans at Saturday's minor league game will be given kazoos made by Kazoobie Kazoos of Beaufort. After the final out of the game against the Rome Braves, everyone will join together in playing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." A statement from the RiverDogs says that the existing world record for a kazoo ensemble is the almost 5,200 people who performed together... More>>

    AG Removes Himself From the Case; Grand Jury Investigation Ended

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    Office of the SpeakerSOUTH CAROLINA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Just days after the S.C. State Supreme Court ruled that Attorney General Alan Wilson had the authority to pursue his Grand Jury investigation of a citizen ethics complaint made against House Speaker Bobby Harrell, Wilson removed himself from the case and the Grand Jury investigation was ended. In removing himself from the case, Wilson passed responsibility for any future dealings on the matter along to a Solicitor of his choosing. W... More>>

    3-year-old SC girl found wandering alone when she was supposed to be with her daycare

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    A young child was found alone in a park in Greer Thursday afternoon, according to police. Officials say they got a call around 4 p.m. about the 3-year-old girl at Kids Planet in Century Park.Authorities took the child and confirmed she was fine and home with family Thursday night. Lt. Jim Holcombe tells us Main Street Academy in Duncan is believed to have left the park around 2:30. They believe the girl was with the daycare. Employees at Main Street Academy in Duncan said they had "no comment... More>>

    Expecting mom serving in Army wins $2.5 million in lottery near Savannah

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    Misty Bowman, age 36, of Savannah, recently won a $2.5 million top prize playing Millionaire Jumbo Bucks, a Georgia Lottery instant game. Bowman, who is expecting her first child later this year, claimed her prize Aug. 1 at the Georgia Lottery District Office More>>

    Georgetown woman arrested for murdering husband

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    Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Sonia Jay Smith Friday evening for the murder of her husband More>>

    One dead after overnight shooting at Myrtle Beach resort

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    One person is dead after being shot early Thursday morning in Myrtle Beach.Myrtle Beach Police Spokesperson David Knipes says that the police were called around 2:30 this morning to the Wave Rider Resort.The male victim was dead upon arrival.The police are actively searching for the shooting suspect, who Knipes describes as a white male, 6'1”, and about 200 pounds. He also has white hair, and wears glasses.The coroner's office is at the scene, and Knipes says the identity of the victim will b... More>>

    Suspect charged following standoff at Royal Lanes bowling alley Video included

    gary Fraley is charged with Assault and Battery and Kidnapping. gary Fraley is charged with Assault and Battery and Kidnapping.
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    Tuesday August 5 officers responded to Royal Lanes bowling alley at 106 Central Avenue in Goose Creek for shots fired inside the building. More>>

    Back to school in the Lowcountry

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    It's time for students to head back to school in the Lowcountry, but before the school bell rings, parents and students must meet an important deadline. Students who will be attending Dorchester District Two schools for the 2014-2015 school year should register for Fact and Fee days on August 5th and 6th. The registration times are as follows:August 5: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. August 6: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Online registration is available for all high schools and middle s... More>>

    Georgetown man now in custody after kidnapping, sexual assault

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    The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says they have found a man who was involved in a sexual attack during a home invasion last week.The sheriff's office said on Thursday that Louis Dean Heyward, Jr., 31 years of age, of the 1500 block of Exodus Drive, G More>>

    Small whale washes ashore in Myrtle Beach

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    Teams worked Sunday evening to remove a small whale that washed ashore in Downtown Myrtle Beach. More>>

    17 cars stolen in Mt. Pleasant in past two months Video included

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    Several people in Mount Pleasant are searching for their cars and police are looking for the people who stole them. There have been 17 cars stolen in the last two months -- two this week alone.A KIA Forte was stolen Saturday from a shopping center / restaurant parking lot and a Ford Ranger was stolen from the parking lot of an assisted living community. The owner of that Ranger was at work when her truck was taken.News 2 spoke with the victim of Saturday's car theft. "I just don't feel safe. ... More>>

    Heat can kill; know the safety tips to prevent tragedy

    Two 13-month-old toddlers from the Pee Dee died after being left in hot cars in 2014. Two 13-month-old toddlers from the Pee Dee died after being left in hot cars in 2014.
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    Nearly every 10 days, a child dies from being left in a hot vehicle. Wednesday, a 3-year-old boy in Southern California died after becoming trapped in a hot car. Police say he was playing alone in the front yard of his home, while his parents and older brother napped inside. Somehow the boy became trapped in the car and the was later found unresponsive. No word on how long the boy was inside the car. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.Police don't suspect foul play, no ... More>>

    Concealed Weapons Permit applications in SC double in 3 years Video included

    Amanda Metz at a gun range. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW) Amanda Metz at a gun range. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
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    By Robert KittleThe number of concealed weapons permit applications, or CWPs , has more than doubled in South Carolina over the last three years. Because of the attention on CWPs after new laws in August of last year and February of this year, we took a look at the numbers and what the state is doing to keep guns out of the wrong hands.The new law last August prohibits anyone declared by a judge to be mentally unfit from buying a gun, and reports those court rulings to the National Instant Ba... More>>

    SC teen heading to grand finale in food competition

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    Tommi Rae Fowler, won on the Food Network show, Chopped Teen Challenge Tuesday. She is now heading to the grand finale which airs August 12th on Food Network. Fowler, is a rising junior at Wren High School, competed in Food Network's "Chopped Teen Challenge" on July 29th at 10 pm. She competed against three others in a three round contest, which includes appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The contestants were given mystery ingredients and a certain amount of time to make their dish. "I feel ... More>>

    Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday Video included

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    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ... More>>

    SC mom leaves child at playground while she worked; money raised for her legal fees

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    Debra Harrell of North Augusta, South Carolina is a shift manager at a local McDonald's. She admits she has brought her 9-year-old daughter to work with her and let her play on herlaptop during her shift. Harrell said she started allowing her daughter to play at a playground less than a mile from their home during her work shifts after the laptop was stolen from their home. Her mom gave her a cell phone and a key to her house. Then on June 30, a parent called police when she discovered the ch... More>>

    Myrtle Beach one of Yahoo Travel’s buzziest beach destinations

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    Myrtle Beach is one of the top 10 buzziest beach destinations in the U.S., according to Yahoo Travel.Yahoo personnel canvassed sites like Tumblr, Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, WordPress and YouTube and then cross-referenced those findings with travel sites like TripAdvisor and Adobe Digital Index to help compile their top 10 listMyrtle Beach’s buzz centered on its stage shows and entertainment, adrenaline-fueled waterspo... More>>

    "Running Wild With Bear Grylls" set to premiere tonight on NBC

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    "Running Wild With Bear Grylls" premieres Monday night on NBC.In this hour-long alternative series, the famed adventurer and survivalist will take six celebrities into the most remote and wild locations in the U.S. and around the world for a 48-hour journey of a lifetime.The celebrities who will be partnered one-on-one with Grylls in their own stand-alone episodes include actor Zac Efron ("Neighbors"), actor-director Ben Stiller ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"), actor Channing Tatum ("22 J... More>>

    Product to shield swimmers from sharks

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    A product to help keep sharks at away while you're in the water is now being sold in Florida.An Australian-based company is bringing the device, called a Shark Shield, to the Tampa Bay areaBefore now, it wasn't sold in the United States.It's worn around the ankle the antenna trails behind you in the water. Inside the antenna are two electrodes that create an underwater electric field.So when a shark comes close to someone wearing the shark shield -- the devices causes spasms and keeps the sha... More>>

    Plane lands on Venice beach kills father, injures daughter, 9

    Man killed and his daughter was critical injured when they were hit by a plane making a crash landing on Caspersen Beach in Venice. Man killed and his daughter was critical injured when they were hit by a plane making a crash landing on Caspersen Beach in Venice.
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    An emergency landing by a small plane on Caspersen Beach in Venice claimed the life of a man walking with his young daughter Sunday, the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office said. More>>

    Gas prices fall even more in SC

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    Average retail gasoline prices in South Carolina have fallen 4.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.24/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 3,028 gas outlets in South Carolina. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.51/g, according to gasoline price website.Including the change in gas prices in South Carolina during the past week, prices yesterday were 6.1 cents per gallon lower than the same day one yea... More>>

    New X-Men comic book saga starts in downtown Charleston! Video included

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    From seersucker to super heroes, the Marvel Universe is invading downtown Charleston. A brand new landmark chapter in the multi-million dollar X-men franchise kicks off on the pages of a new comic book set momentarily in Charleston. You could call it The Battle of the Battery: A Super Villain Invasion.Team 2 wanted the lowdown on the downtown drama. That was easier said than done because in just a week the colorful comics flew off local shelves faster than a speeding bullet."It's tying in wit... More>>

    NEW INFORMATION: Company Issues Second Statement Regarding Grounded Boat Video included

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    The U.S. Coast Guard tells WSAV that a local casino boat is stuck on a sandbar in Calibogue Sound, South Carolina with 124 people on board. More>>

    Myrtle Beach woman dies after car crashes into sweetgrass basket stand

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    A woman from Myrtle Beach died when the car she was driving crashed and flipped upside down near Charleston on Monday afternoon, officials said. At approximately 2:07 PM Monday officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a single
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    Coast Guard rescues sailors off SC coast Video included

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    A Coast Guard cutter has reached a couple in distress on a sailboat about 130 miles off the South Carolina coast. More>>

    Woman forced from her FL home after huge sinkhole appears

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    A huge sinkhole has opened up outside a Spring Hill, Florida home. The hole is 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide and city officials have deemed the home unsafe.Now, the homeowner is forced to pack her stuff and leave just 18 months after moving in. Officials haven't determined the exact cause for the sink hole but a private contractor suspects heavy rain over the weekend may have played a role. More>>

    Charleston police say missing man found safe

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    Charleston police are asking you to be on the look-out for William "Billy" McClary. McClary was last seen leaving the Charleston Place Hotel at 205 Meeting Street around7pm Monday night, July 21st.He was last seen wearing khaki pants and a long sleeved button-down shirt that is a light blue and white checkered pattern. McClary is 75 years old and is 6'01".If you have any information you are asked to notify the Charleston Police Department or local law enforcement if outside the City of Charle... More>>

    Body of 11-year-old swimmer found in Myrtle Beach Video included

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    The body of the 11-year-old child who was missing in the surf Saturday night, was found Monday morning 
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    Former Destiny's Child member arrested in Horry Co.

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    A former member of Destiny's Child was arrested on the Grand Strand early Sunday morning. Farrah Franklin, 33, of Sherman Oaks, CA, was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 4:55 a.m. She was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, according to the center's website. Franklin was issued a $280 bond. More>>

    Georgetown Co. deputies locate missing 14-year-old girl

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    The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Charlotte Ann Wills who went missing from the Murrells Inlet area of Georgetown County last night at approximately 9:30.Charlotte was visiting with her grandmother at 3631 Tremont Avenue in Murrells Inlet. Charlotte was last seen by her gr... More>>

    Berkeley County woman struck, killed on highway

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a 27-year-old Berkeley County woman. Friday night at around 10:30, Inetha Pelote, from Cross, was walking near her home on Highway 45 when she was struck by a truck. "She was transported to MUSC and pronounced dead at 1:18 a.m. on July 19," Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said. More>>

    DHEC warns against eating certain fish in both Carolinas Video included

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    The Department of Health and Environmental Control has fish advisories across both Carolinas including bodies of water in Horry County.DHEC says eating fish high in chemicals, like mercury, can cause heart disease or other health issues.DHEC suggests not eating Bowfin (Mudfish) or Largemouth Bass and recommends eating Black Crappie, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish and Warmouth only once a week.... More>>

    Prayer vigil remembers Heather Elvis seven months after her disappearance

    A group of about two dozen people met Friday night at Peachtree Landing to remember Heather Elvis, seven months after her disappearance. A group of about two dozen people met Friday night at Peachtree Landing to remember Heather Elvis, seven months after her disappearance.
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    Seven months after Heather Elvis disappeared, friends and family gathered Friday night to remember her.The group of about two dozen people met for a prayer vigil at Peachtree Landing in Socastee.That’s where police found Heather’s vehicle in December.Friends and family members wrote down memories and prayers for Heather.Even though there have been two arrests in the case, Heather’s parents say their nightmare is far f... More>>

    SLED release Curnell death investigative files Video included

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    The South Carolina Law Enforcement division continues investigating the death of 19-year-old Denzell Curnell who was killed last month.
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    A Look at Paula Deen's Comeback Video included

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    It's been quite a year for Savannah's Queen of southern food; there's not a person alive that would deny that."You know everything came to a screeching halt. This time last year, I went from a hundred miles an hour to zero," says Deen. Zero found her isolated while looking for a way to regroup. A new manager, a new public relations team and Paula Deen has slowly climbed back on the saddle with hopes of reclaiming her spot in the hearts of millions of people; some she knows are gone, others ha... More>>

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    • SC man nabbed after fondling spree at Walmarts and Target

      SC man nabbed after fondling spree at Walmarts and Target

      Friday, August 22 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:45:26 GMT
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      A man accused of fondling three women at stores in Spartanburg County is under arrest Friday morning. Romel Alexander Alfaro, 20, is charged with two counts of assault and battery first degree after authorities say he groped three victims at Target, Ingles and Walmart Sunday night.
      A man accused of fondling three women at stores in Spartanburg County is under arrest Friday morning. Romel Alexander Alfaro, 20, is charged with two counts of assault and battery first degree after authorities say he groped three victims at Target, Ingles and Walmart Sunday night.
    • Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

      Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

      Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

      Saturday, August 23 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:37:46 GMT
      MILLS, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours. According to an investigator's statement filed in Natrona County Circuit Court, Mills police officer Zachary Miller left the dog, a 10-year-old female black lab named Nyx, in his patrol car for over six hours July 9. "It's a tragedy," Mills Mayor Marrolyce Wilson said. The car was running, but the air conditioning...
      MILLS, Wyo. (AP) - A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours. According to an investigator's statement filed in Natrona County Circuit Court, Mills police officer Zachary Miller left the dog, a 10-year-old female black lab named Nyx, in his patrol car for over six hours July 9. "It's a tragedy," Mills Mayor Marrolyce Wilson said. The car was running, but the air conditioning...
    • Nearly 60 arrested in SC town's 4-day prostitution sting

      Nearly 60 arrested in SC town's 4-day prostitution sting

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:42:19 GMT
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      Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.  Of the 59 people 33 of them were "Johns", 25 were prostitutes, and one was arrested as a pimp for aiding and abetting.
      Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.  Of the 59 people 33 of them were "Johns", 25 were prostitutes, and one was arrested as a pimp for aiding and abetting.
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    • Ferguson residents struggling with daily life

      Ferguson residents struggling with daily life

      Saturday, August 23 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-08-23 14:38:10 GMT
      Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn't been the same since Angelia Dickens' son tearfully told her, "The police shot a boy."
      Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn't been the same since Angelia Dickens' son tearfully told her, "The police shot a boy."
    • Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

      Parents had hoped to negotiate with Foley captors

      Saturday, August 23 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-08-23 14:36:55 GMT
      The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.
      The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they regarded an email they received from his captors last week as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.
    • Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

      Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain future

      Saturday, August 23 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-08-23 14:36:55 GMT
      Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open.
      Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open.
    • Andrews man dies from falling tree limb

      Andrews man dies from falling tree limb

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:33:33 GMT
      Georgetown County, SC – A man from Andrews was fishing with a friend at the Wadmacon Creek off the Sandhole Landing when a tree limb fell and killed him. Robert McCullough from The Department of Natural Resources say the limb was about eight to ten inches in diameter and hit the victim in the head. The coroner says Franklin David Goude, 70, of Andrews was pronounced dead at the scene. His cause of death is pending an autopsy.
      Georgetown County, SC – A man from Andrews was fishing with a friend at the Wadmacon Creek off the Sandhole Landing when a tree limb fell and killed him. Robert McCullough from The Department of Natural Resources say the limb was about eight to ten inches in diameter and hit the victim in the head. The coroner says Franklin David Goude, 70, of Andrews was pronounced dead at the scene. His cause of death is pending an autopsy.
    • Ex-solicitor's office worker exposed private parts at Florence mall several times, deputies say

      Ex-solicitor's office worker exposed private parts at Florence mall several times, deputies say

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:08:00 GMT
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      A Florence man has been charged with indecent exposure after authorities say he exposed his private parts several times at a local mall.Mark Andrews Manning, age 54, of Florence was arrested by In
      A Florence man has been charged with indecent exposure after authorities say he exposed his private parts several times at a local mall.Mark Andrews Manning, age 54, of Florence was arrested by In
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    • Iceland: Subglacial eruption is underway

      Iceland: Subglacial eruption is underway

      Saturday, August 23 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:08:10 GMT
      Iceland's Meteorological Office is reporting a surge in seismic activity at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, but sees no evidence yet of any eruptions.
      Iceland's Meteorological Office says a subglacial eruption is underway at the Bardarbunga volcano, which has been rattled by thousands of earthquakes over the past week.
    • Mali releases ex-judge of extremist tribunal

      Mali releases ex-judge of extremist tribunal

      Saturday, August 23 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-08-23 15:05:40 GMT
      A Malian activist says an al-Qaida-appointed judge from the Islamic tribunal that meted out harsh punishments while much of the country was under Islamist rule has been released for lack of evidence.
      A Malian activist says an al-Qaida-appointed judge from the Islamic tribunal that meted out harsh punishments while much of the country was under Islamist rule has been released for lack of evidence.
    • Egypt calls for open-ended Gaza cease-fire

      Egypt calls for open-ended Gaza cease-fire

      Saturday, August 23 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-08-23 14:56:04 GMT
      A senior Hamas leader says the group signed a pledge to back any Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Court. Such a step could expose Israel - as well as Hamas - to war crimes investigations.
      Egypt on Saturday called for an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza Strip, urging Israel and Hamas to return to indirect talks after seven weeks of fighting punctuated by a number of failed truce attempts.
    • EntertainmentMore>>

    • China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival

      China shuts down Beijing Independent Film Festival

      Saturday, August 23 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-23 14:45:32 GMT
      Organizers say Chinese authorities have shut down an independent film festival, a rare venue for the showing of independent films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls.
      Chinese authorities on Saturday blocked an annual independent film festival from opening, seized documents and films from its organizers' office and hauled away two event officials. The move against a rare venue where...
    • Iggy Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA show

      Iggy Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA show

      Saturday, August 23 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-08-23 10:55:06 GMT
      Iggy Azalea has tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert.
      Iggy Azalea has tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert.
    • Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

      Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

      Friday, August 22 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:15:13 GMT
      A parole board has again declined to release John Lennon's killer.
      John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, correction officials said Friday.
    • HealthMore>>

    • Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

      Sierra Leone makes hiding Ebola patients illegal

      Saturday, August 23 2014 9:38 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:38:12 GMT
      Sierra Leone's parliament has approved a law imposing prison terms of up to two years for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient.
      Sierra Leone voted to pass a new amendment to its health act, imposing possible jail time for anyone caught hiding an Ebola patient, a practice the World Health Organization believes has contributed to a major...
    • Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

      Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

      Saturday, August 23 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:25:55 GMT
      Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the...
      Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced...
    • Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

      Study: Combining vaccines boosts polio immunity

      Saturday, August 23 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:25:53 GMT
      Polio has been wiped out of many countries thanks to massive use of oral vaccine. But new research suggests trying a one-two punch where the disease is still a threat: Giving a single vaccine shot to children...
      New research suggests a one-two punch could help battle polio in some of the world's most remote and strife-torn regions: Giving a single vaccine shot to children who've already swallowed drops of an oral polio...
    • PoliticalMore>>

    • Democrats to vote on 2016 primary calendar plan

      Democrats to vote on 2016 primary calendar plan

      Saturday, August 23 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:46:16 GMT
      Leaders of the Democratic Party are preparing to approve a plan that sets the 2016 presidential calendar.
      Leaders of the Democratic Party are preparing to approve a plan that sets the 2016 presidential calendar.
    • Obama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank

      Obama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank

      Saturday, August 23 2014 6:06 AM EDT2014-08-23 10:06:03 GMT
      President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer-subsidized bank that he says creates jobs.
      President Barack Obama is trying to rally support for a taxpayer-subsidized bank that he says creates jobs.
    • Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

      Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

      Saturday, August 23 2014 1:45 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:45:16 GMT
      A Homeland Security Department official says a recent computer breach at a major government security clearance contracting firm may have affected the internal files of as many as 25,000 of the agency's workers.
      The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.

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