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    Numerous reports of bed bugs at popular Charleston hotel Video included

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    A family says that when they checked out of the Comfort Inn in downtown Charleston, they realized they weren't alone in their room…and that they had been bitten by bed bugs overnight."We ended up with a room that had known bedbugs."Dr. Vivian Bea says she and her family are in the process of moving and decided to book a few nights at the Comfort Inn on Bee Street to unwind for the long holiday weekend. However, when the family woke up on Saturday morning in room 504, Vivian says they noticed ... More>>

    Remembering french town of Sainte Mere Eglise liberated on D-Day

    French citizens honored during WWII anniversary ceremony at Patriots Point

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    Tomorrow marks the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II. At 5:45 in the morning , local time, a German battleship opened fire on Polish troops in Danzig.The shelling started Nazi Germany's invasion of Poland and the beginning of a war that would last nearly six years and result in the deaths of more than 45 million people. More>>

    Pedestrians seriously hurt

    Charges escalate to Reckless Homicide in Folly hit-and-run

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    The Charleston County Sheriff's Office said Andrew Robert Lanzaro was arrested on Saturday morning, after he reportedly struck two pedestrians and fled the scene at about 2:15 a.m. The incident happened on West Ashley Avenue between 2nd and 3rd Street. Two people werestruck by a 2004 Honda CRV, when itswerved off the road. Authorities said the car,which belongs to Lanzaro,was located by the Folly Beach Police Department at his residence. The vehicle had severe front end damage to the windshie... More>>

    Music and water take over the Joe on Sunday Video included

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    Say goodbye to summer in epic fashion while raising funds for Windwood Farm. The DELUGE Concert, featuring 300,000 gallons of water, live bands and water-based games and fun, takes place at Joe Riley Park on August 31. According to Event Producer, Rebecca Gosnell, "No one in their right mind would turn out for an outdoor concert in August, unless of course it was under a deluge of water. So we will be pumping 300,000 gallons over the stadium seats, down from the second floor roof and the spri... More>>

    College football game day means big business in the Low Country Video included

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    Clemson's season opener ended not long ago, with the 16th ranked Tigers taking on number 12 Georgia. In the Low Country, these games also mean big business for local sports bars, and for stores that sell sports merchandise. "It has been busy from what I can see." Danielle Glassberg says when she married her husband; she was also married into the Clemson football fan base."We are buying our Clemson shirts for the season. We are going to a game in a couple of weeks so we need to make sure we ar... More>>

    Dispatch confirms a crews are responding to a fire at McCrady's

    Fire reported at popular downtown restaurant

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    Fire crews are responding to a fire at McCrady's on East Bay Street. Dispatch tells News 2 that the fire was called in alittle after 2:30 p.m. News 2 has a crew on the way. More>>

    Detectives investigate Johns Island stabbing

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    Charleston County detectives are investigating an apparent stabbing that on Johns Island at around 11:30 Friday night. According to deputies, 41-year-old Juan Ramos, is accused of stabbing his roommate in his side. The roommate was treated for his injuries.Deputies found Ramos with blood on his hands and his jeans. That investigation continues. More>>

    Deputies: Manhunt suspect in custody

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    Florence County Sheriff's deputies search a wooded area south of Pamplico near Salem Road.Deputies are looking for person of interest wanted for questioning in the disappearance of a missing person. When investigators approached the person during a traffic stop he fled into the woods.Authorities are not releasing the person of interest's name or description.Count on wbtw.com and News13 to keep you covered as more details become available. More>>

    Charleston chefs battle it out over shrimp and grits

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    The inaugural Shrimp and Grits Charleston will be held on August 30 from 7 PM to 10 PM at the Charleston Visitor's Center bus shed. The event will bring together 15 of the top chefs on the Charleston peninsula. The only requirement for the dish is that it has shrimp and grits, the rest is left up to the chef. The festival is also a celebration of all things local. The grits are from Adluh, the shrimp is donated by the South Carolina Seafood Alliance. There will be beers and cocktails from sev... More>>

    End of "100 Deadly Days" begins with two fatalities in Berkeley County

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    Labor day marks the end of the year's "100 Deadly Days" of summer and the weekend started with two deaths on Berkeley County roads.Saturday morning at 12:49, 55-year-old Sedaris Mabry of Moncks Coroner, was struck by a truck on North Live Oak Drive. According to the Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury, the accident happen near Berkeley Middle School. The truck left the scene of the accident and was found near 17-A and State Road by a Berkeley County Sheriff's deputy. At 2 a.m., 30-year-old... More>>

    Colleton Solar Farm: A ray of hope for South Carolina

    Colleton Solar Farm: A ray of hope for South Carolina

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    It's a farm, just outside of Walterboro, that is unique for the Colleton County area. This farm doesn't have any animals and it provides energy. Those who support solar energy say the Colleton Solar Farm is not only providing a ray of hope for the county but also South Carolina. The 14 acre space, just off of interstate 95 was once used for agricultural purposes, according to Mark Walling with Coastal Electric Cooperative. With more than 10,000 solar panels, and currently the largest to dat... More>>

    Police search for suspect in Red Roof Inn armed robbery

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    Police are looking for the suspect of an armed robbery that happened at the Red Roof Inn in North Charleston.Charleston County Dispatch confirms that North Charleston Police responded to the Red Roof Inn on Northwoods Boulevard shortly after3:00 am on Saturday.The North Charleston Police Department has not returnedany calls to News 2 at this time,but over-heard on the scanners, theyare looking for a suspect who was wearing a clown mask at the time of the robbery.We will update this story as s... More>>

    Heavy traffic expected in the Carolinas this Labor Day Weekend Video included

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    Well it's a bittersweet time of year, Labor Day weekend is upon us...and for many people traveling in the Carolinas, expect heavy volume for most of the weekend.Caroline McClellan drove her and her two young boys from Charlotte to Charleston on Friday afternoon and she says the roads were rough. "We've had a couple of spots where we had to slow down. There were a couple of wrecks. We had to slow down to bumper-to-bumper complete stops for about 20 minutes at a time, and we had two stints of t... More>>

    Blitz On 2 - Week 1 High School Football schedule & scores Video included

    Blitz On 2 Week 1 all the high school football highlights from around the Lowcountry. Blitz On 2 Week 1 all the high school football highlights from around the Lowcountry.
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    For all the High School Football highlights from around the Lowcountry tune in to Blitz On 2 with Brendan Clark Friday night at 11:10 p.m. only on News 2. More>>

    Fact Check: Sheheen Ad Says Haley “Hid” Computer Hacking Scandal

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    A new TV ad from Democratic candidate for South Carolina Vincent Sheheen attacks Gov. Nikki Haley for her handling of the security breach at the state Department of Revenue in 2012. The ad says, "When hackers stole the Social Security numbers of 3.6 million South Carolinians, Haley hid it from us for over two weeks." It's true that Gov. Haley waited more than two weeks to announce the breach, but there's a reason she didn't. The State Law Enforcement Division and the Secret Service asked her ... More>>

    College of Charleston student creates city guide app Video included

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    As you are making plans for what to do this Labor Day weekend, there's an app for that. An app called ionCharleston was developed right here in the Low Country, by a business student at the College of Charleston. 22-year old Kenny Ridgell is the President of the company… and then there's school. “I'm a full time student… I'm taking around 13 hours, and thinking about picking up a computer science class to get some coding, pretty busy… working around 40 hours a week and going to school.” ... More>>

    SC woman pleads guilty in NC kidnapping plot

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    A South Carolina woman has admitted lying to federal agents during their investigation of the gang-related kidnapping of North Carolina prosecutor's father.
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    Tony Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever

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    Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York. Stewart spoke Friday for the first time Ward died at an Aug. 9 dirt-track event in upstate New York. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since Ward's death. Stewart will race in Atlanta on Sunday night for the first time in three weeks. He says he took time out of respect for ... More>>

    9th Annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ brings new events and location change Video included

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - This 9th annual Beach, Boogie and BBQ begins Friday at The Market Common but this year it'll be at a new location. Organizers moved the event to the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conference Center near Grand Park.Crews spent Thursday setting up tents and getting things in order for the 42 groups expected to participate in this year's event.Known as the official barbecue championship of South Carolina., organizers say it takes nearly a year to plan an event of ... More>>

    House fire North Charleston

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    A home on Saddle Creek in North Charleston caught fire Friday morning... More>>

    Fort Hood shooter writes to ISIS leader, asks to become 'citizen' of Islamic State

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    (CNN) -- The Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people at Fort Hood has written a letter to the leader of ISIS, asking to become a citizen of the Islamic State's caliphate, his attorney said Thursday. More>>

    Taco Bell offering free food for lifetime in "Eleven Lasting Dollars" Contest

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    Taco Bell is offering free food for a lifetime. More>>

    Itsy Bitsy Spiders Weaving Trouble Lead to Recall of Suzuki Cars

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    Suzuki has recalled about 19,000 Kizashi mid-size sedans in the U.S. because spiders drawn to gasoline vapors weave webs that can block a hose to vent those gases.
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    Locals upset about new power-lines cutting through Hampton Park Video included

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    In downtown Charleston, Hampton Park is a place to relax, to work-out, or to visit as a tourist...but some say the park is now divided.Downing Child lives in the Hampton Park Terrace neighborhood and she says SCEG's new power line rebuilding project is taking away from the park's natural beauty."It looks like it's either a ski lift or a highway," said Child. “These are not just hurricane-proof, they're monsters! They are really just too big for this beautiful park and historic residential str... More>>

    FBI Citizens Academy: SWAT Team Video included

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    For the past month, we have been bringing you stories from the FBI Citizens Academy here in Charleston… and tonight, the 7 week course ended with a graduation for the attendees. But first a look at the SWAT team in the Low Country. Supervisory Senior Resident Agent Brian Womble, FBI, Charleston, “Our SWAT team is used frequently when we do any kind of high risk arrests around the state of South Carolina, they also deploy and support operations outside of South Carolina.” To prepare for hi... More>>

    Charleston Southern swamps NAIA Point 61-9

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Austin Brown, a transfer from UAB, threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more in his first game as Charleston Southern beat Point 61-9 on Thursday night.Brown completed 9 of 12 passes for 160 yards as the Buccaneers rolled in the season-opener, which was their first-ever night home game.Charleston Southern rolled up 336 yards on the ground and finished with 502 yards of total offense, picking up 27 first downs.Point had 152 yards of offense, but scored its points on... More>>

    Kenny Football: Hill surpasses Manziel's mark with huge win over S. Carolina

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel's single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas AM beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 on Thursday night, ending the Gamecocks' 18-game home win streak.Hill's performance in his first career start proved there is plenty of life in the Aggies' offense without Manziel, a Heisman Trophy winner and first-round selection in the NFL draft. Hill finished 44 of 60 with three touchdowns.Hill was steady and confident in the pocket, leading ... More>>

    Riding for a cause: Raising money for veterans Video included

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    A trio of web designers based in Daniel Island are embarking on a cross-country motorcycle ride for charity.The men are riding more than 5,500 miles round trip from Charleston to Las Vegas. More>>

    Berkeley County Councilman to make council resolution asking DHEC to shut down GenEarth plant until they get some answers Video included

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    Our investigation into the GenEarth plant in Berkeley County has revealed more new information. DHEC says the company is in violation of their permit and state law for several reasons, including a strong odor problem at the plant, and at sites where they distribute burned human sewage.Thursday afternoon, DHEC sent us a copy of a letter they sent the company on Wednesday. The letter says the plant's odor mitigation plan is not working. DHEC says they are receiving more and more complaints. The... More>>

    New helmets arrive at Berkeley High School, proper fit key Video included

    New Riddell Revolution Speed helmets arrive at Berkeley High School New Riddell Revolution Speed helmets arrive at Berkeley High School
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    New helmets arrived at Berkeley High School Thursday, and are now protecting b-team players who started the season in helmets research showed put them at an increased risk of concussion. Related | Watch Brad Franko's investigation that prompted the change in Berkeley County The new Riddell Revolution Speed helmets received 5-stars (best available) by the Virginia Tech Helmet Ratings. They replace the 24 Riddell VSR-4 helmets that VT gave 1-star, and the company urged all players to transition... More>>

    State leaders pushing for legislation on domestic violence

    Domestic Violence victim speaks out and tells of brutal attack

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    On Thursday a victim of domestic violence speaks out about her violent and traumatic encounter to News 2. She is speaking out in support of a push for more legislation that will protect women that find themselves in her same shoes. Christy Coleman survived a brutal attack and build up the courage to testify against her attacker in court. Her abuser was sentenced to three years in prison this week. More>>

    No coach, but CofC finally releases basketball schedule

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston men's basketball team will face a tough non-conference and Colonial Athletic Association slate during the upcoming 2014-15 season including eight opponents which advanced to postseason play a year ago.The Cougars will host NCAA Division III opponent Emory (Ga.) University in an exhibition game scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8, at noon (ET) at TD Arena. The Eagles advanced to ... More>>

    The Citadel opens with Coastal Carolina Saturday

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Citadel opens its 107th season of intercollegiate football on Saturday when first-year head coach Mike Houston leads the Bulldogs onto the field at Johnson Hagood Stadium for a 6 p.m. kickoff against nationally-ranked Coastal Carolina. The Bulldogs and Chanticleers will meet on the football field for the first time ever as The Citadel opens its season at Johnson Hagood for the fifth consecutive year. The Chanticleers enter the contest ranked sixth in the FCS Coaches' P... More>>

    Clemson season ticket sales reach 6-year high

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    CLEMSON, S.C. – The Clemson Athletic Ticket Office announced today football season ticket totals have approached 56,000, marking the highest distributed total since the 2008 season. The total does not include nearly 12,000 student tickets available to each game.“As we continue to move forward and compete for ACC and national championships, this level of support from our passionate fans is not only appreciated, it's vi... More>>

    Disorderly Conduct keeps Johnson from getting CofC job

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    Anthony Johnson told News 2's Brendan Clark Thursday that he did not get the job as head coach for the College of Charleston basketball team because of a disorderly conduct charge back in 2011.In a text, Johnson said police were called to his home back in 2011 and that he pled no contest to disorderly conduct. He cites this as the reason he did not get the job at his Alma Mater.AJ, a former Cougar and 12-year NBA veteran, was seen as the top candidate to take over for Doug Wojcik, who was fir... More>>

    Joan Rivers rushed to a New York hospital

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    Actress and comedian Joan Rivers has been rushed to a New York hospital. Multiple sources tell NBC News Rivers stopped breathing while having throat surgery at a clinic in Manhattan Thursday morning. The 81 year old was taken to Mt. Sinai hospital in critical condition. We will continue to follow this developing story and will have the latest online and on air. More>>

    Suspect arrested for his role in an attempted armed robbery

    Suspect arrested for his role in an attempted armed robbery

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    Charleston Police have arrested a suspect for an attempted armed robbery of a Chinese food delivery driver.Ethan Lamont Jenkins, 19, North Charleston, is charged with attempted armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. A driver was making a delivery to a Rose Lane residence on July 31, 2014 when he was approached by a man, who police say was Jenkins, armed with a handgun, who demanded his money. The driver refused and the gunman then tried to grab the... More>>

    Make sure SEC Network is ready to go for tonight's game

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    It certainly has all the ingredients for a great game to start the season, but make sure you can... More>>

    1.5M to travel in Carolinas this holiday weekend

    1.5M to travel in Carolinas this holiday weekend

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - An estimated 1.5 million people in the Carolinas will be traveling this Labor Day to enjoy the last weekend of the summer season. AAA Carolinas says that's up about 1.5 percent from a year ago and the highest number in the past six years. Almost 90 percent of those traveling will be driving. And there's good news for motorists at the pump with gas prices down almost a quarter in South Carolina and down 22 cents a gallon in North Carolina since the Fourth of July. The s... More>>

    Hello Kitty not a cat!

    Hello Kitty not a cat!

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    Globally-popular children's character "Hello Kitty" turns 40 this year and with that birthday, comes a surprise revelation. Her creators say "Hello Kitty" is not a cat!That's according to Sanrio, the Japanese company that owns and manages the "Hello Kitty" brand.The Los Angeles Times reports Sanrio now officially describes "Hello Kitty' as a little girl from London.Sanrio forbids any depiction of the character walking on all fours, or in other distinctly cat-like activities.In fact, "Hello Ki... More>>

    Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

    Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

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    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation. Within minutes, one crew member was dying from a bullet shot by an officer. Thirty-eight-year-old Bryce Dion of Boston was the audio supervisor for "Cops." He's the first crew member of the long-running TV show ever killed while filming police in action. Omaha Police ... More>>

    Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

    Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

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    Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven't decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the field. According to an Associated Press-GfK poll, nearly half of parents said they're not comfortable letting their child play football amid growing uncertainty about the long-term impact of concussions. In the poll, 44 percent of parents weren't comfortable with their child playing football. The same percentage was uncomfortable with ice hockey... More>>

    Man sentenced in illegal pesticide case

    Man sentenced in illegal pesticide case

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    MACON, Ga. (AP) - The owner of an Ala.-based company that authorities say incorrectly used pesticide at nursing homes had been sentenced to two years in prison. Steven Murray of Pelham appeared in federal court on Wednesday. Prosecutors say his company, Bio-Tech Management, used the pesticide Termidor inside nursing homes in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Alabama, contrary to the manufacturer's instructions and created false reports to conceal it. Authorities say that jeopardized... More>>

    Investigation underway after shots fired in Georgetown

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    The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is investigating reports of shots fired at 215 Oatland Road in Georgetown. More>>

    Doctors say with recent storms, come allergies Video included

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    Charleston has had a lot of rain lately, and with that rain, comes allergies. Believe it or not your allergy symptoms might be a good predictor of a storm.Chief Meteorologist Rob Fowler, "Many times a cold front, a cold front approaching storm, what that does is it kicks up the winds ahead of the front, and often times the allergens, the pollen producers are there and now what you are doing is, you are making them airborne, so you are scooping them up into the thunderstorm and then they dispe... More>>

    Students suspended from Haut Gap Middle School

    Middle school students suspended for trying fire trick with hand sanitizer in classroom

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    Two students are suspended for three days after they were caught trying to start a fire with hand sanitizer on Wednesday afternoon. Erika Taylor, spokesperson for the Charleston County School District, said the students were alone in a classroom at Haut Gap Middle School and were caught by a teacher after noticing the smell of something burning. The children were not injured and the fire department did not respond. Taylor said the students were suspended for 3 days. It is not known if the stu... More>>

    The Blitz Picks for week 1 of HS football season Video included

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    The Blitz Picks are back for another season.This year Billy Baker of the High School Sports Report will join News 2's Brendan Clark everyWednesday night at 11:00 to talk about the top matchups in high school football.Both Brendan and Billy bring decades of experience to the table when discussing Lowcountry athletics.The top 6 games talked about this week include:Summerville @ Cane Bay-Both teams coming of wins in week zero.Berkeley @ Stratford-Stags win last Friday while Knights struggled at ... More>>

    SC House meets to vote on 2 vetoes, costs taxpayers $34,000

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    The South Carolina House of Representatives met for a one-day special session Wednesday to vote on two bills Governor Nikki Haley vetoed. The session cost taxpayers about $34,000 in mileage, hotel, and meal costs. House Speaker Bobby Harrell says the bills couldn't have waited until lawmakers return in January. “If you didn't come back until after the elections, the next General Assembly doesn't have the authority to deal with vetoes from the previous General Assembly. This General Assembly i... More>>

    DHEC: GenEarth, Berkeley County Plant accused of awful odor, is breaking state law Video included

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    GenEarth, the bioenergy plant near Moncks Corner that has many people in Berkeley County complaining of horrible odors, is now being accused of breaking state law. The SC Department of Health and Environmental Control sent the company a letter August 21st accusing the company of violating the law. The letter was sent two days after News 2's Raymond Owens talked to residents at some Moncks Corner neighborhoods about a strong odor, described as being similar to burned sewage, that was in the ar... More>>

    Dozens of blighted Georgetown homes set for demolition Video included

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    Battling blight in Georgetown is becoming a mission of city officials. When the dust settles, some Georgetown neighborhoods will look a little different. Officials have given the approval to start the process to remove dozens of dangerous abandoned homes. "Most of these are smaller structures, but some are larger," Building Zoning Administrator Rick Martin explained. "I will look at windows and ask if it is something that meets the criteria to becoming a nuisance as to coming down on it's o... More>>

    Anthony Johnson withdraws from CofC men's Basketball coach search

    Anthony Johnson withdraws from CofC Men's Basketball coach search

    C of C men's basketball coach was fired Tuesday. C of C men's basketball coach was fired Tuesday.
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    The top two candidates for men's head basketball coach at the College of Charleston withdrew their names from consideration Wednesday.Former CofC star Anthony Johnson was considered the front-runner to replace Doug Wojcik, who was fired on August 5th amid allegations of verbal and physical abuse of players. Late this afternoon, Johnson told News 2's Brendan Clark he was withdrawing for personal and family reasons.The ... More>>

    Tropics getting active

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    As we near the half way point of hurricane season, the tropics are starting to get active. And just on time too. The peak of hurricane season is in August and September when the majority of named storms occur. During August, 27% of name storms occur and the most active month, September, produces 35% of named storms.Right now, we are tracking four different areas across the tropics. Hurricane Cristobal has been churning in the Atlantic since this past weekend. It will continue its track toward... More>>

    Georgetown Sheriff’s investigators searching for a burglary suspect

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    Georgetown County Sheriff's Investigators are asking for the public's help finding 37 year old Kristopher Baron Cooper of 614 Wraggs Ferry Road in Georgetown in connection with a burglary.On August 18, 2014, two suspects forced their way through the back door of Wedgefield Plantation Country Club at 129 Clubhouse Lane in Georgetown. The suspects stoleseveral golf clubs and computer equipment from the clubhouse and fuel from the maintenance shed.The two suspects initially appeared on surveilla... More>>

    Harrell: Stemming domestic violence to be priority

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    South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell says preventing domestic violence will be a top priority for the House next year. Harrell announced Wednesday the creation of a 10-member bipartisan committee that will meet over the off-session with the intention of introducing proposals when legislators return in January. South Carolina consistently reports high rates of domestic violence incidents. The latest report by the Violence Policy Center ranks South Carolina first in the country in the rat... More>>

    2 Your Health Trident Medical says patients suffer due to psychiatric bed shortage

    2 Your Health Trident Medical says patients suffer due to psychiatric bed shortage

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    When you go to the emergency room you expect urgent treatment for acute illnesses but at Trident Hospital in North Charleston, ER's are often used as waiting rooms for people in need of a psychiatric hospital bed. The result is backed up hospital system and compromised medical care. Trident has created a solution, a new mental health unit, but state red tape is preventing them from moving forward.The CEO and the Director of Mental Health for Trident Hospitals wanted to show what they have ke... More>>

    Berkeley County inmate back in custody after escaping custody

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    A 20 year old female inmate is back in custody after running from a deputy at Trident Hospital early this morning. Chelsea Renee Sones had been transported to the hospital complaining of pain in her abdomen and had been treated at the ER and released. As she was being escorted to a patrol car at 12:39 am to be taken back to the detention center, she bolted from the scene and managed to elude the deputy.Officers from several jurisdictions, including North Charleston, Charleston and the Highway... More>>

    News 2 Investigation prompts Berkeley County to replace football helmets Video included

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    Dozens of Berkeley County football players issued Riddell VSR-4 helmets at the beginning of the season, have new helmets today, or will have them this week, because of a News 2 Investigation that revealed those helmets put them a greater risk for concussion, according to researchers at Virginia Tech. Related Story| News 2 Investigates: How safe are football helmets at Lowcountry schools “After you brought this to our attention, we did some more research on this, we talked to our equipment peo... More>>

    College of Charleston to offer two-day suicide intervention class

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    The College of Charleston will offer a two-day Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training(ASIST)class starting September 22, 2014. The class is free and open to the public. This intensive ASIST training course is recommended for people who have one-on-one interaction with students like residence life, academic advising, public safety, EMS, educators and tutors. It would be helpful for people who are pursuing careers with high-risk populations like counselors, doctors, and educators. As a... More>>

    A more friendly force: Charleston PD launches Community Action Team Video included

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    The Charleston Police Department has been combatting issues with image, now there is a new effort. This week the department launched... More>>

    9-1-1 wants people with Internet phones (VoIP) to update their address

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    Consolidated dispatch employees from Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester counties will address local media outlets Wednesday at 2p.m.in regardsto an issue with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phonesor Internet phone service. Leaders are asking citizens to update their current address to avoid any problems with locating a caller during an emergency situation.VoIP phones are normal phones with a handset, cradle and buttons. However, instead of having a standard phone connection, IP phones c... More>>

    Accident between train and car in North Charleston, closes East Montague Ave

    Accident between train and car in North Charleston, closes East Montague Ave

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    Crews with the North Charleston Police Department are on scene of a vehicle vs train accident on East Montague Avenue and Gaynor Street.According to Charleston County dispatch, crews received the call at 6:32am.We have a crew headed to the scene and will bring you the latest as it becomes available. More>>

    Rising sea levels could threaten $6 billion of property in the Lowcountry

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    Experts predict that rising seas will bring floods threatening nearly $6 billion worth of property in the South Carolina Lowcountry.
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    USC Increasing Patrols After Crimes; Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

    40-year-old Kevin O’Neal was arrested Tuesday as a suspect in an armed robbery on USC’s Horseshoe last week. 40-year-old Kevin O’Neal was arrested Tuesday as a suspect in an armed robbery on USC’s Horseshoe last week.
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    The University of South Carolina is increasing patrols by campus police after four crimes in a week, three on campus and one just on the edge.
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    community support pours in

    Mount Pleasant teen suddenly passes away while at school at Clemson University Video included

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    A Mount Pleasant family is grieving the loss of their 18-year-old daughter and sister after she dies suddenly while away at school in the up state.Clemsonfreshman Virginia Gilliam died on August 24 after what started out as a urinary tractinfection."Anybody that knew Virginia,knew shesaw the world through a child's eyes. Again, I knew that, my family knew that and i'm not a big social media guy but since then i've just been seeing all this out pouring,"Herb Gilliam.Social Media he says has b... More>>

    Dorchester Co. partners with DD4 to enforce work ethic skills

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    Dorchester County officials are preparing your students for their career with a lesson in work ethics. County officials started the program 2 years ago, after hearing from industries that graduating students were lacking work ethics. Now, the program is expanding into more classes there for the school year. One thing you notice at Woodland High School, these halls have no late stragglers. Once class has started…it's their job to get to class on time. Erin Garant, English teacher, Woodlan... More>>

    2 Your Health:People with cognitive impairment may be at increased risk of stroke

    2 Your Health:People with cognitive impairment may be at increased risk of stroke

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    People with cognitive impairment are significantly more likely to have a stroke than people with normal cognitive function, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. "Given the projected substantial rise in the number of older people around the world, prevalence rates of cognitive impairment and stroke are expected to soar over the next several decades, especially in high-income countries," said study author Bruce Ovbiagele, M.D., Medical University of So... More>>

    Gamecocks LB Moore won't start opener

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore, the team's leading tackler last season, won't start the season opener against Texas AM on Thursday night after missing a treatment session for a shoulder injury.Gamecocks defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said sophomore Jonathan Walton would start over Moore, who led No. 9 South Carolina with 56 tackles and four interceptions as a freshman. Ward said the move was to make sure that Moore does what he's supposed to in the future.Ward ... More>>

    What are your rights as a renter?

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    What can you do if you believe your landlord is not doing what they are supposed to do? That's one of the questions that was discussed this afternoon at a seminar on renter rights in Moncks Corner. "I want to find out about my rights as a renter." Leon Haynes attended the Renters Rights Workshop, held at the Prosperity Center in Moncks Corner. He wanted to learn more about, "when I leave a place, what my responsibilities are."Walter Simmons, the manager of the Prosperity Centers says they arr... More>>

    Changes and good food in this years Charleston Restaurant Week

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    Charleston Restaurant Week, known as one of Charleston's most-awaited events, is set to take place from Wednesday, September 3 through Sunday, September 14. This culinary event gives locals and visitors the opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer specially-priced lunch and dinner menus. This installment marks the first time that restaurants will not be adhering to category tiers of 3 for $20, $30, and $40, but rather will have the o... More>>

    Computer Glitch Causes Delays, Limited Service At DMV Offices Video included

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     A glitch in the computer system that connects the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles to other states wasn't working properly Tuesday morning, something that led to limited services and longer wait times.


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    Rip tide risk increases heading into September

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    According to the National Weather Service (NWS), this week makes for the perfect storm to create a high number of rip currents.On shore winds, a new moon cycle and swelling from storms off the coastincrease the number of rip tides.They can be seen as the darker, or muddy parts of the water, areas where waves don't break and where seaweed consistently flows away from the beach."There's the idealized rip current which would be the 'river' in the ocean which actually looks like there's a river g... More>>

    Swinney: Suspended Clemson players out vs Georgia

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    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says the three players suspended for the 16th-ranked Tigers' opener at No. 12 Georgia, including returning starters defensive end Corey Crawford and offensive lineman David Beasley, won't get a reprieve from their one-game punishments.Swinney suspended Crawford, Beasley, backup cornerback Garry Peters and reserve offensive lineman Shaq Anthony in March for undisclosed violation of team rules. Last week, Anthony announced his intentions to transf... More>>

    Driver hits Wilmington school bus; drunk driving charges filed

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    The first day of school in Wilmington, North Carolina got off to a scary start for some middle school students.Wilmington Police say 38-year old Robert Carroll was driving under the influence Tuesday when he hit a bus head-on.The school district says there were eight children on the bus.One student is at the hospital, no word on the student's injuries. The rest of the children were taken to their schools.Carroll is charged with DWI and reckless driving. More>>

    North Charleston police searching for robbery and stabbing suspect

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    North Charleston police are searching for a robbery and stabbing suspect.It happened at the Dollar Value on Rivers Avenue on Saturday, just after 8:30am.According to the report, the suspect asked the clerk for change and when she opened the register, he stabbed her in the chest and grabbed money from the register.. Police were told he left on a bike toward Cosgrove avenue.. If you have any information about the suspect pictured, you're asked to call Crimestoppers at 554-1111. More>>

    News 2 Investigates: How safe are football helmets at Lowcountry schools? Video included

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    When it comes to protecting football players from potential head injuries, information is power. College and NFL teams these days use as much research as possible when deciding which helmets their players will wear. Among the first mentioned by many, is the Virginia Tech Rating System. It is considered the “gold standard” by many equipment managers, including those at the University of South Carolina, and The Citadel. However, until we started asking questions, some high schools in our are... More>>

    Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Two Children Die

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    The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Ace Bayou Corp. are voluntarily recalling about 2.2 million bean bag chairs following the deaths of two children.
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    Over 200 dead dogs found in Goose Creek; man pleads guilty to 10 counts of animal cruelty

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    Some say it was the largest case of animal cruelty in South Carolina history, and today, the man responsible went before a judge in Berkeley County for his plea hearing.On Monday, Loney Garrett plead guilty to 10 counts of animal cruelty. Back in February of 2013, Loney Garrett was arrested and charged with 43 counts of animal cruelty after police found over 200 dead dogs, and 45 others emaciated and starved at the man's Howe Hall Road residence in Goose Creek. Michelle Reid is the Executive ... More>>

    School start time shuffle? Video included

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    Dorchester District Two will be holding a series of meetings to explain the potential changes affecting all school levels for 2015-2016. More>>

    2 Your Health What you may not know about ALS

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    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS became known as 'Lou Gehrig's Disease' after the diagnosis of a professional baseball player. "It (ALS)became popular because of the baseball player Lou Gehrig who died in 1941", said Dr. Katherine Ruzhansky a neuromuscular neurologist at the Medical University of South Carolina. She says the disorder can strike anyone at any time. "It is generally thought to be a sporadic disease only 5 to 10 percent have genetic component." And even though this disease ... More>>

    Watch the 66th Emmy Awards tonight on NBC at 8pm Video included

    Hosted by Late Night star Seth Meyers, the 66th Emmy Awards air live tonight, August 25 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC. Hosted by Late Night star Seth Meyers, the 66th Emmy Awards air live tonight, August 25 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC.
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    Hosted by Late Night star Seth Meyers, the 66th Emmy Awards air live tonight, August 25 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on NBC, and fans can watch the Emmys live stream here. NBC's Red Carpet coverage will start Monday 7:30 pm ET. More>>

    Two gun incidents surrounding Sertoma Classic Video included

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    The last game of the 44th annual Sertoma Classic drew eyes to the end zone for all the wrong reasons. More>>

    Local businessman arrested; charged with sex crime

    Local businessman arrested; charged with sex crime

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    A Walterboro antiques dealer and former Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors chairman was arrested Friday on charges of third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. According to a report, on July 4th, 55-year-old David Alan Evans tried to engage a 16-year-old employee of his business, Bachelor Hill Antiques, into oral sex. The victim repeatedly refused, the report stated. Since the incident, Evans has resigned his position on the Walterboro-Colleton chamber of commerce's board, the ... More>>

    Meth lab found during traffic stop

    Meth lab found during traffic stop

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    Sheriff's deputies uncovered a meth lab after executing traffic stop near Walterboro. Colleton County Sheriff's Deputies say they initially stopped 33-year-old Ronald Andrews Jr. shortly after 1:00 a.m. Sunday on Jefferies Hwy for crossing the center line and driving under suspension; however, a subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered a one-pot inactive meth lab. According to a report, they found items from meth bottle containing lighter fluid to a gas generator bottle with tubing under ... More>>

    Authorities investigate weekend shooting incident in Colleton County

    Authorities investigate weekend shooting incident in Colleton County

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    An investigation is continuing in Colleton County after shots were fired at an intersection on Sunday evening.Officials say the gun fire took place shortly before 6:00pm on Ritter Road at Ford Lane.The two victims say they came to the intersection and noticed a couple of men standing near a wood area across from Ford Lane. The suspects then began firing gunshots at the victims, according to a police report.One of the victims told deputies after trying to escape wasn't successful due to his ca... More>>

    Naked SC man arrested in bar covered with feces, urine, police say

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    A man was arrested after police found him naked in a trashed room covered with what appeared to be feces and urine Saturday.Spartanburg Police were called to Gravy's Grill on Kensington Drive Saturday in reference to a disturbance. The suspect was identified as Darius Lyles, age 39, of Liberty Street in Spartanburg. More>>

    Georgetown man dies in single-car crash

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    GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports a man died when he hit a ditch and flipped over.According to our media partners at The Georgetown Times, the crash happened around 8:30 Saturday night. It reports that the coroner's office identifies the victim as Wallace Byars, 22. Troopers say Byars was traveling west on Kent Road, near Durwood Street, when he went off the left side of the road and hit a pipe in a ditch. That caused Byars to flip over. Trooper say he... More>>

    Michael Brown rally held in downtown Tampa

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    The tensions over the events of Ferguson, Mo, could be felt right here in the Tampa Bay area. Protests were held throughout the region on Saturday, including in downtown Tampa. Ferguson is more than a thousand miles away, but it has served as a rallying cry that has both united and divided people across this country. ...

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    Shots fired, teen arrested, 4 guns recovered after Sertoma

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    Friday, Charleston police arrested a teenager and recovered 4 handguns after an incident McDonald's on Spring Street.Police were called to the location Friday night at around 10:00 in reference to a crowd after Sertoma."When officers arrived on scene, the manager asked the officers for assistance in dispersing the crowd. While in the process of dispersing the crowd, shots were fired from the parking lot of the Taco Bell at 220 Spring Street towards the McDonald's," CPD Spokesperson Charles Fr... 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

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

    VIDEO: Four Kentucky Firefighters Injured During Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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    Four Kentucky firefighters were shocked Thursday, one of them critically, while helping the Campbellsville University marching band with an ALS ice bucket challenge. 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>>

    U.S. Coast Guard unloads $19 million worth of cocaine

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    Coast Guard crews are scheduled to offload 576 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $19 million in St. Petersburg Friday morning. During Operation Unified Resolve patrol on August 7, the Coast Guard detected a go-fast vessel south of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Team (LEDET) aboard, also pursued the suspected drug smuggling vessel and detained five suspected smugglers and seized 18 bales of contraband, which later ... 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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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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    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>>

    Andrews man dies from falling tree limb

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    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. 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>>

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

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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 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>>

    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>>

    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

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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

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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

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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>>

    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>>

    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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    • Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

      Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

      Monday, September 1 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-09-01 07:21:14 GMT
      Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub.
      Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub.
    • Merkel aide downplays anti-euro party's success

      Merkel aide downplays anti-euro party's success

      Monday, September 1 2014 3:01 AM EDT2014-09-01 07:01:10 GMT
      A top aide to German Chancellor Angela Merkel is downplaying a new anti-euro party's strong showing in a state election, arguing that it's too early to say its long-term success is assured.
      A top aide to German Chancellor Angela Merkel is downplaying a new anti-euro party's strong showing in a state election, arguing that it's too early to say its long-term success is assured.
    • Pakistani police, protesters clash anew in capital

      Pakistani police, protesters clash anew in capital

      Monday, September 1 2014 2:51 AM EDT2014-09-01 06:51:53 GMT
      Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime...
      Anti-government protesters and Pakistani police have clashed once again as the demonstrators pushed into a sprawling government complex in the country's capital in an effort to try to reach the prime minister's...
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    • WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

      WHO: Senegal Ebola case 'a top priority emergency'

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      The World Health Organization says it is treating Senegal's first confirmed Ebola case "as a top priority emergency."
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    • Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students

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