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    News 2 Investigation gets movement in Dorchester Co. dump site Video included

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    If you live in Dorchester County, no doubt you have had to deal with traffic on Dorchester Road, during the ongoing construction project to help traffic flow. That project is moving forward according to the DCTA in charge of that project. But, as the project moves forward, one local woman is feeling dumped on. Valerie Thompson's neighbor's yard isn't too well kept. Her neighbor is the county, this land and it's inhabitants is being used as a virtual construction graveyard from the Dorche... More>>

    Letter found on body of Appalachian State student, police say

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    1. The Boone Police Department more released details Monday afternoon after the weekend discovery of a missing Appalachian State University student's body. 
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    Slain duty story hits close to home

    Former police officer recalls night he was left paralyzed while in the line of duty

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    A former police officer recalls how he nearly lost his life in the line of duty one evening back in 1970. He was paralyzed from the waist down but didn't let them hold him back from working or helping implement big changes for police officer's training and cars. It's been nearly 44 years since that day Gilbert Smith was ordered to take a drunken suspect found on the road to jail. More>>

    Lowcountry says final farewell to fallen deputy Video included

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    Thousands lined the streets to honor Charleston County Sheriff's deputy Joe Matuskovic.The Lowcountry paused to pay its respects to the deputy that was killed in a shootout last Monday night. Streets and highways were shutdown throughout the day so the several miles long procession could take the deputy to his final resting place at Old Saint Andrew's Parish Church Cemetery. More>>

    Ervin's call for DSS session called unrealistic

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    Petition candidate for governor Tom Ervin is asking the Legislature to return to Columbia for a special session to remove the Department of Social Services from Gov. Nikki Haley's control. Ervin says South Carolina's most vulnerable children should not have to wait until next year for action. His suggestion is highly improbable. Before legislators could craft any proposal, both chambers would have to agree by a two-thirds majority to even allow a special session on DSS. Crime victims' advocat... More>>

    Judge: Sanfords to mediate over parenting issues

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    A judge says U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford and his ex-wife have agreed to mediate issues concerning parenting of their four sons. Family Court Judge Daniel E. Martin, Jr. said Monday a request to seal the entire proceeding is still pending. The Sanfords divorced in 2010. Jenny Sanford has asked a Family Court judge to limit the lawmaker's visitation with his youngest child. She also wants Mark Sanford to undergo psychological tests and take anger management and parenting courses. While South Carolin... More>>

    1 CCSD student injured, another in custody after BB Gun incident

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    Erica Taylor with the Charleston County School District tells News 2 one student was injured and another is in custody after an incident in North Charleston. More>>

    Berkeley deputies investigate deadly shooting

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    The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting at the River Ridge Apartments Sunday night.According to BCSO spokesman Dan Moon, the shooting occurred just before 11:30 p.m. at the apartment complex on Harbour Lake Drive in Goose Creek.Deputies found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wounds, and medics took him to the hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.The identity of the victim has not been released. More>>

    Route and road closures for funeral and burial procession for Charleston County Deputy Video included

    The funeral service for Charleston County Deputy Sheriff Joe Matuskovic will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014. The funeral service for Charleston County Deputy Sheriff Joe Matuskovic will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014.
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    The funeral service for Charleston County Deputy Sheriff Joe Matuskovic will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. More>>

    Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

    Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

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    DENVER (AP) - Authorities are increasingly concerned about a hoax in which video game players lash out at online opponents by making fake 911 calls that send SWAT teams to their homes. The practice, known as "swatting," originally targeted celebrities. Experts say it's now becoming more popular with gamers seeking retaliation. It offers anonymity and a way to watch the hoax unfold live over game-streaming systems. In Littleton, Colorado, a SWAT team swarmed the office of a video game company ... More>>

    Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015

    Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015

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    Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant. Kazantsev received the crown at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall from outgoing Miss America — and Miss New York — Nina Davuluri. For her talent performance, Kazantsev sang Pharrell Williams' "Happy" while sitting cross-legged on the stage and banging a red plastic cup on the floor. She named... More>>

    Over 1,000 people attend viewing for murdered deputy Video included

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    The emotional farewell for Deputy Joseph Matuskovic began Sunday evening as hundreds of people from all over the Low Country came to pay their respects at his viewing."That badge was viciously murdered by a coward," said Deputy Sheriff Chris Wells.On Sunday night over a thousand people from all over the country made their way to West Ashley to pay their respects to a deputy who many say was one of the best."He was a trainer, he was an FTO, a driving instructor...just an overall good person, y... More>>

    Witness recounts deadly car drowning behind her house Video included

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    A 61-year-old man is dead after his car drove into a Florence County lake.It happened around 9:45 Saturday night in the 1000 block of Troon drive in Florence. Lightning caused rescue teams to postpone the search until Sunday morning.Officials say the body of Eugene Ludington Epting III of Florence was found shortly after.As curiosity lingers, those living nearby Oakdale Lake were left to just stop and stare.Investigat... More>>

    Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

    Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

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    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed a colleague outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time. State police spokesman Trooper Tom Kelly says investigators hope to soon interview Trooper Alex Douglass to get additional information on the shooting. The attack Friday night killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson of Dunmore, a married father of two. Kelly said in an emailed statement Sunday that police are getting... More>>

    Gamecocks climb to No. 14 in AP poll

    Gamecocks climb to No. 14 in AP poll

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    South Carolina has made the biggest climb in latest The Associated Press college football poll. The Gamecocks jumped 10 spots to 14th following Saturday's win over previous No. 6 Georgia. That gives the SEC an unprecedented seven teams in the top 15, although none are ranked in the top two.Florida State and Oregon still own the top two spots in the poll. Alabama is third, followed by Oklahoma, Auburn, Texas AM, Baylor, LSU, Notre Dame and Mississippi.Georgia and Southern California dropped ou... More>>

    Authorities investigating

    Berkeley County teen shot after suspect knocks on door

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    The Sheriff's Office in Berkeley County are investigating a shooting that left a teenager injured on Sunday morning on Joyner Lane. Spokesman, Dan Moon, tells News 2 that at about 6:45 a.m. an 18-year-old heard a knock on his window. He then realized he was being shot at through the wall and thathe had suffered a bullet woundto his lower body. His injury is non-life threatening and he is expected to be released from the hospital on Sunday. The teenager also told deputies he did not see the su... More>>

    Lowcountry SC motorcyclists ride to help vets

    Lowcountry SC motorcyclists ride to help vets

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    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Dozens of motorbikers in the South Carolina Lowcountry are getting their motors running and heading out on the highway to benefit homeless veterans. The 6th annual Undy 500 motorcycle rally is being held Sunday along 100 miles of highways in the Charleston area. The event is sponsored by Palmetto Goodwill and veterans organizations. Those participating pay $20 and donate a package of underwear. The proceeds go to the Stand Down Against Homelessness event sponsore... More>>

    SC Democrat critical of taxpayer-funded commute

    SC Democrat critical of taxpayer-funded commute

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Democrat challenging Secretary of State Mark Hammond is generating interest in the down-ballot race by criticizing his 183-mile round-trip commute to Columbia that's funded by taxpayers. There's nothing illegal about Hammond's commute from Spartanburg. His 2007 Dodge Durango is considered a job benefit. Democrat Ginny Deerin just thinks it's wrong. She says the secretary of state should either live in Columbia or personally pay for a daily commute. Hammond is among f... More>>

    Folly Beach to get state grants to improve access

    Folly Beach to get state grants to improve access

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    Three South Carolina beaches are receiving state grants totaling more than $250,000 to improve public access. The state Department of Health and Environmental Control announced Friday that the grant money was going to Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach and Folly Beach. The state is providing about $110,000 to North Myrtle Beach to improve access for the disabled at several locations and build a restroom facility. The project will also involve local funds. Myrtle Beach is getting nearly $90,000 ... More>>

    California Nudist Camp Accused Of Stealing Water

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    Officials in Northern California are accusing a nudist resort of stealing water during the state's historic drought. More>>

    Victim identified in fatal North Charleston shooting

    Victim identified in fatal North Charleston shooting

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    The Charleston County Coroner's Office has release the identify of the person killed in a Saturday night shooting in North Charleston. The victim is 30-year-old Darrett L. Kinlock. At around 10:35 p.m. on Saturday, Charleston County Sheriff's Office deputies arrived at the Big Rock Club at 2282 Kimbell Road in the unincorporated part of North Charleston to investigate a report of a shooting.According to deputies, an altercation occurred in the parking lot and several shots were fired. The sho... More>>

    Deputies working to identify suspect in fatal North Charleston shooting

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    Charleston County Sheriff's Office deputies are working to identify a suspect after a fatal, Saturday night shooting at a North Charleston club. At around 10:35 p.m. on Saturday, Charleston County Sheriff's Office deputiesarrived at theBig Rock Clubat 2282 Kimbell Road in the unincorporated part of North Charleston to investigate a report of a shooting. According to deputies, an altercation occurred in the parking lot and several shots were fired. The shotsstruckone manmultiple times. The vic... More>>

    Family of 7-year-old killed in Moncks Corner says the boy's bus stop was dangerous

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    On Friday morning, a 7-year-old boy was struck and killed by a vehicle crossing Domingo Drive in Moncks Corner on his way to his bus stop. In the hours since, his family and friends now wonder what could have been done to prevent this tragedy.Michael Little is the uncle of 7-year-old Craig Little Jr. He says the road in front of his brother's home, where his nephew was struck by a car, is too dangerous for a bus stop. "We never knew when the last day was going to be with Craig. When was going... More>>

    Traffic plan outlined for fallen deputy's Matuskovic funeral

    Traffic plan outlined for fallen deputy's Matuskovic funeral

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    Deputy Matuskovic will be laid-to-rest Monday afternoon at Old St. Andrews Church.Officials are expecting to be hundreds if not thousands in attendance. To prevent pedestrian accidents, authorities will close Highway 61 between noon and 3pm Monday. The highway will not re-opened until all funeral attendees have left the area and the road is cleared.Residents in Springfield, Canterbury Woods, and neighborhoods off Assembly Drive (Ashland Plantation, Ashley Towne Landing, Ashley Towne Villas): ... More>>

    Start of Georgia-South Carolina game underway

    Start of Georgia-South Carolina game underway

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The game between No. 6 Georgia and No. 24 South Carolina has started after a delay of nearly 90 minutes for rain and lightning. Officials announced the delay about 30 minutes before the scheduled kickoff, then waited through several lightning strikes and storms until the weather system moved through the area. The teams had a 10-minute warm up period before heading to their sidelines for the kickoff. NCAA and Southeastern Conference rules call for at least a 30-minute wai... More>>

    Start of Georgia-South Carolina game underway

    Start of Georgia-South Carolina game underway

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The start of the game between No. 6 Georgia and No. 24 South Carolina has been delayed by rain and lightning. Officials announced the delay about 30 minutes before the scheduled kickoff. There was no immediate time set for the game to begin. Rain fell intermittently at Williams-Brice Stadium with lightning strikes within an eight-mile radius of the venue. NCAA and Southeastern Conference rules call for at least a 30-minute wait once a lightning strike is detected in the ... More>>

    Police: Zimmerman accused of threatening driver

    Police: Zimmerman accused of threatening driver

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    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Police say a driver has reported that George Zimmerman threatened to kill him after a confrontation on the road. Police are investigating two reports involving the driver and 30-year-old Zimmerman, who was acquitted last year of a second-degree murder charge for shooting an unarmed teenager. Police say that on Tuesday, the man called police after a truck pulled up next to him and the driver yelled, "Why are you pointing a finger at me?" Police spokeswoman Bianca Gillett s... More>>

    Child killed after being hit by car before school in Berkeley County

    Child killed after being hit by car before school in Berkeley County Video included

    Child being loaded into ambulance at MUSC after being flown from Berkeley County. Child being loaded into ambulance at MUSC after being flown from Berkeley County.
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    Just before 7 a.m. Friday morning a boy was hit in front his home on Domingo Road, which is off of Highway 17, not far from the entrance to Cane Bay Schools. More>>

    Hawks apologize for racially charged comments

    Hawks apologize for racially charged comments

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    ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Hawks have released an open letter of apology to the team, fans and city of Atlanta, saying the organization "did not do the right thing" to correct racially inflammatory words and innuendos. The apology, signed by CEO Steve Koonin, was released on Saturday, one day after the team announced general manager Danny Ferry was taking an indefinite leave of absence following his racially charged comments about Luol Deng. On Sunday, co-owner Bruce Levenson announced he wil... More>>

    Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

    Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

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    BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania State Police have identified the two troopers who were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured. State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan says that Cpl. Bryon Dickson of Dunmore was killed and Trooper Alex Douglass was wounded when shots were fired Friday night outside the Blooming Grove barracks. The station is in a wooded area surrounded by state game lan... More>>

    Woman charged with murder in domestic shooting

    Woman charged with murder in domestic shooting

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    CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina authorities say a woman faces a murder charge in the shooting death of a 33-year-old man. The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office says their holding 61-year-old Gregg Pickerell of Rembert after she was charged and arrested on a murder warrant late Friday. Investigators say they charged Pickerell after conferring with solicitors about the proper charge. Deputies say they found Robert Lamont Demary dead of a single gunshot wound when they arrived at a Rembert home... More>>

    Summerville woman dies after car hit by dump truck

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    A Summerville woman has died after riding in a car that was hit by a dump truck.On Friday around11:44 a.m., 73 year old Janice Barnes-Hagberg was a passenger in a car that wasinvolved ina wreckon College Park Road in Berkeley County. Thecar she was riding in washit by a dump truck.Barnes-Hagberg was transported to MUSC and died at 6:03 p.m. on Friday,from injuries received in the wreck. She was wearing a seatbelt. The death has been ruled accidental and was investigated by the Berkeley County... More>>

    Police need your help locating suspect from strip club assault

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    The Charleston Police Department needs your help to identify the man spotted in the picture from surveillance footage.Police say the suspectis about 6' tall and 200lbs.He was last seen at Stiletto Gentleman's club around 2:15am Saturdayand allegedly assaulted a patron there and fled in a silver Subaru sedan. Theman is possibly from out of state; police say the Subaru he drove away in may have had Florida tags. Anyone with information about the suspect or the incident should call Crime Stopper... More>>

    Blitz On 2 - Week 3 High School Football schedule & scores Video included

    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. 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.
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    Mother of student in Berkeley County alleges sexual assault in school

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    The Berkeley County School District, along with a Goose Creek Middle School have been named in a lawsuit that alleges a student was sexual assaulted. More>>

    SC family says open manhole causes $1000+ in damages to minivan

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    Stacey Williams and her family were driving back to their home in Barnwell, SC,when their car suddenly broke down. Williams they drove over an open manhole in the middle of Watkins and 3rd street intersection. Williams says the car made it about a half mile before giving out. More>>

    12 students injured in school bus accident on James Island

    Authorities still on Dills Bluff Rd, the scene of a school bus accident Friday. Authorities still on Dills Bluff Rd, the scene of a school bus accident Friday.
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    Friday afternoon, at approximately 3:58 p.m., deputies with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office responded to Dills Bluff and Winborn Drive on James Island to investigate an accident involving a car and a Durham School Bus.
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    18-wheeler partially runs over pickup truck on I-95 near Florence

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    The West Florence fire department is currently on scene of a motor vehicle collision on Interstate 95 just south of US Highway 52 in Florence County.Initialreports at 3 pm indicated that an 18 wheeler ran over an SUV and the SUV was under the tractor-trailer, officials said.
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    Mark Sanford posts info on facebook about breaking off engagement to girlfriend

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    Friday afternoon 1st District Congressman Mark Sanford posted a lengthy status update on his official facebook page discussing the ongoing court proceedings with his ex-wife, Jenny Sanford, as well as announcing that he and his girlfriend Maria Belen Chapur have called off their engagement. More>>

    Dad tied to 5 kids' deaths waives court appearance

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    LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - The man who police say killed his five young children, then drove around for days with their decomposing bodies before dumping them on a rural Alabama road has waived his first court appearance in South Carolina. Timothy Ray Jones Jr.'s lawyer, Boyd Young, said in court Friday morning that his client did not want to appear. Later Friday, 500 miles away in Amory, Mississippi, the five children, ages 1 to 8, will be remembered at a memorial. A poem will be read for each c... More>>

    Body found at Georgetown County boat landing identified

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    GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is investigating a body found Thursday afternoonat the Browns Ferry Boat Landing.Georgetown County firefighters were first dispatched to the scene around 2:30 p.m.Georgetown County Deputy Coroner Chase Ridgewayidentified the person as Leland Victor Leith of Mount Pleasant.The 58-year-old Leith has a boat docked in the Georgetown County area.An autopsy is scheduled for Friday to determine a cause of death. More>>

    Memorial set for 5 slain kids; dad heads to court

    Memorial set for 5 slain kids; dad heads to court

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The five children who police say were slain by their father will be remembered at a memorial in Mississippi, while 500 miles away, their father will make his first court appearance in South Carolina. Timothy Ray Jones Jr. is accused of killing his three boys and two girls, wrapping their bodies in separate trash bags and driving around for days with their decomposing bodies before dumping them on a rural hilltop in Alabama. Authorities released those details earlier this... More>>

    Judge: Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide

    Judge: Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide

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    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - The judge in the murder trial against Oscar Pistorius says the double-amputee athlete is guilty of culpable homicide, or negligent killing, in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa said Friday that Pistorius was not guilty of murder, as prosecutors had alleged. She ordered Pistorius to stand before she delivered the verdict. More>>

    Top federal maritime official visiting the Lowcountry

    Top federal maritime official visiting the Lowcountry

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A top federal official is visiting Charleston to announce new federal support for transportation projects. U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administrator Paul Jaenichen is scheduled to visit with officials from the State Ports Authority on Friday before making the announcement. The Port of Charleston, which handles handle 60 percent of the exports from South Carolina, is having its best year since the start of the Great Recession. The authority estimates that... More>>

    Army trainers honor 50 years of drill sergeants

    Army trainers honor 50 years of drill sergeants

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    FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) - Retired and current Army drill sergeants are gathering at Fort Jackson to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the celebrated trainers' program. The senior enlisted men and women are in charge of Army's recruits and transform about 120,000 civilians into soldiers every year. A Hall of Fame induction and cake cutting ceremony are being held Friday at the post outside Columbia. Fort Jackson is home to the Army's Drill Sergeant School, consolidated from separate locations ... More>>

    Red Cross holds disaster training for volunteers

    Red Cross holds disaster training for volunteers

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    FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - The Pee Dee chapter of the American Red Cross is conducting a training boot camp for those interested in becoming Red Cross volunteers in the region. The free classes are being held Sept. 12, 13, and 14 at the Darlington County Fire District in Hartsville. The Sept. 12 class is a new volunteer orientation and overview. The next class focuses on shelter issues while the Sept. 14 class deals with assessing disaster issues. The classes may also serve as a refresher for curr... More>>

    2015 firefighter calendar unveiled in Lowcountry

    2015 firefighter calendar unveiled in Lowcountry

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Lowcountry residents can get ready for 2015 and help local animals with the release of a firefighter pinup calendar. Photos of 15 firefighters are included in the calendar which raises money for the Charleston Animal Society, which was founded 140 years ago. The calendar is being released at a Friday evening event in Charleston during which attendees can bid on the firefighters during a live dating auction. Last year, all 5,000 of the calendars were sold, raising more ... More>>

    Workshop on underground railroad on SC coast

    Workshop on underground railroad on SC coast

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    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - A national workshop on the Underground Railroad is being held at a Hilton Head school. Area media outlets report that 50 historians and researchers are attending Friday's event at the Cherry Hill School. The workshop is being sponsored by the Mitchelville Preservation Project. Mitchelville is a freedman's village founded during the Civil War and was added to the Network to Freedom program earlier this year. The program consists of sites in 34 states important t... More>>

    "EMS officer down!"

    County releases radio recordings from deputy involved shooting in West Ashley

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    Charleston County Government released 911 calls from Monday's deputy involved shooting in West Ashley along with all dispatch communication from that night. "Shots fired. Shots fired. All units respond to the Gardens. All units respond to the Gardens,"yellsa voice overradio communication just moments after dispatched had questioned if the deputies needed backup. More>>

    Scientist Claims Lake Hartwell "Fish Kill" Includes Carp Video included

    Scientist Claims Lake Hartwell "Fish Kill" Includes Carp Scientist Claims Lake Hartwell "Fish Kill" Includes Carp
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    A program to fix the taste and color of drinking water in Lake Hartwell is responsible for killing several thousand small fish. Now, a local scientist says that treatment had detrimental effects on other lake fish. More>>

    Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice Video included

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    Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white... More>>

    Fund set up to support fallen deputy's family

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    A memorial fund has been set up for Deputy Sheriff Joseph Matuskovic by his parents to help support his family.Donate at: South Carolina Federal Credit Unit, account number 1356291-00.Deputy Matuskovic was killed in the line of duty on Monday, September 8, 2014.Read more: Bullets pierced through Deputy Matuskovic's vest, killing himFor additional information, you can contact South Carolina Federal Credit Union at 843.569.4708 More>>

    New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

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    The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to... More>>

    USC Receiver Cooper Returns To Practice

    Aggies beat USC 52-28 on Thursday night ending the Gamecocks' 18 game home winning streak. Aggies beat USC 52-28 on Thursday night ending the Gamecocks' 18 game home winning streak.
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    USC wide receiver Pharoh Cooper returned to practice Thursday afternoon and was no longer in a yellow jersey. More>>

    GenEarth responds to DHEC to explain lack of metals testing and quarterly reports Video included

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    We have a response from the GenEarth company, also known as BioEnergy Technologies, in Berkeley County. GenEarth has been the focus of numerous odor complaints. In the letter to DHEC from the company, theyadmit to not testing for metals in accordance with their DHEC permit and not submitting quarterly reports as required. The letter to DHEC addresses the fact that the company did no metals testing at the plant for months. "The person responsible for the sampling, analysis, reporting and recor... More>>

    Report: Carolinas Among Worst States to Have a Baby

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    The rankings are based on 22 factors like parental leave policies, low birth weight, access to pediatric services and hospital delivery costs. More>>

    Bullets pierced through Deputy Matuskovic's vest, killing him Video included

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    The suspect who fired from behind the door of his West Ashley apartment killing a Charleston County deputy and injuring two others used a powerful AK-47 rifle.
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    Suspect arrested after shots fired into Eastbay Street apartment

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    Charleston Police arrested a man after shots were fired about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 into an Eastbay Street apartment.
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    FWC Trail Cam: What animals do when you aren't looking

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    What do wild animals do when they don't know they are being watched?
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    Local organization educating youth about gun violence Video included

    A local organization 'Put Down The Guns Young People' is doing what it can to change those statistics A local organization 'Put Down The Guns Young People' is doing what it can to change those statistics
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    Gun violence impacts society in many ways: medical costs, costs of the criminal justice system, security precautions such as metal detectors, and reductions in the quality of life due to fear of gun violence. More>>

    SC DSS Got 3 Reports on Jones Children Before Murders Video included

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    The South Carolina Department of Social Services has released its file on Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. and his family. It shows DSS received complaints about the family on three separate occasions and that the agency had extensive involvement with the family before all five children were killed.  More>>

    Patriots Point Marking 9/11

    Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant are remembering the almost 3,000 people who died in the 9/11 terror attacks. Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant are remembering the almost 3,000 people who died in the 9/11 terror attacks.
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    Visitors to the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant are remembering the almost 3,000 people who died in the 9/11 terror attacks. More>>

    Fort Jackson recalls September 11th terror attacks

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    The Army's largest training installation is taking time to recall the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and remember those whose lives were lost. More>>

    Donations accepted for new Goodwill store in Georgetown

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    In final preparation for the opening of Palmetto Goodwill's newest store in Georgetown, Palmetto Goodwill will be holding donation drives starting Saturday, September 13. All donation drives will be held at the Piggly Wiggly, 1620 Highmarket Street. Palmetto Goodwill staff and truck will be on hand to accept donations from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on September 13, September 27, October 11, October 11, October 18, and October 25. The revenues generated through the sale of donated goods at the store... More>>

    Joint Base Charleston holds 9/11 remembrance

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    Joint Base Charleston is holding a ceremony to commemorate those lost in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and those killed in the line of duty since that time. More>>

    Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time Video included

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    Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless... More>>

    Time lapse video covers 10 years at 9/11 memorial

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    EarthCam released a time-lapse of construction at the 9/11 memorial in New York City. More>>

    Police investigating shots fired downtown

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    The City of Charleston Police department is investigating a report of shots fired in downtown Charleston.According to consolidated dispatch, the call was reported about 7:34 Wednesday night at the 600 block of East Bay Street near Reid Street.At this time, there is no report of any injuries.This is a developing story. Check back for updates. More>>

    South Carolina's unemployment drops as food stamps rise Video included

    The need for food assistance is on the rise. The need for food assistance is on the rise.
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    Month after month, South Carolina's unemployment rate continues to steadily drop. At the same time, the rate of South Carolinians enrolling in food stamps is soaring. Glinda, who wouldn't give her last name, works as babysitter and has other side jobs. She also relies on food stamps and says she still needs food assistance from the food bank. She received a box of food today from the Harvest Hope mobile food bank in C... More>>

    Farmer who uses much of the sludge from the Berkeley County GenEarth plant shows us how they use the material Video included

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    Tonight, we continue our series looking into the GenEarth plant that some residents of Berkeley County say they want to see shut down. News 2's Raymond Owens spent part of Wednesday at a farm in Pineville in ruralBerkeley County where the human waste sludge material is applied as fertilizer.As the machine cuts on, the steamy, smelly black sludge flows from the tanker truck, through the pump system and into a giant tank pulled by a large tractor."This is the best solution we've found so far." ... More>>

    Sheriff Al Cannon discussed Gardens Apartment Complex shooting at press conference Video included

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    Sheriff Cannon held a press conference Wednesday afternoon, at the Charleston County Sheriff's Office to discuss the shooting incident that occurred at the Gardens Apartment Complex. More>>

    Father to be charged with murder in death of 5 SC kids

    Timothy Ray Jones Jr. would be charged with five counts of murder when he arrives in South Carolina. Timothy Ray Jones Jr. would be charged with five counts of murder when he arrives in South Carolina.
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    Authorities say a South Carolina man will be charged with murder in the deaths of his five children after he led officials to a secluded clearing in Alabama where their bodies were wrapped in garbage bags. More>>

    SC House Speaker indicted on multiple misconduct charges

    Bobby Harrell indicted. Bobby Harrell indicted.
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    SC House Speaker indicted on multiple misconduct charges related to campaign money violations. More>>

    Charleston police locate missing woman

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    Wednesday morning Charleston Police were notified that Mrs. Thomas called family to let them know she was okay. More>>

    MUSC and Kiawah Island Resort team up for Breast Cancer Survivor Celebration

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    MUSC Hollings Cancer Center and Kiawah Resort announce a joint Survivorship Celebration in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Scheduled for Saturday, October 4, in Kiawah's Night Heron Park, this family-friendly event will be a celebration for survivors and a day full of helpful activities and speakers.
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    SC Marines add to jet training, noise in Beaufort

    U.S. F/A-18 fighter jets prepare to take off for Iraq from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. U.S. F/A-18 fighter jets prepare to take off for Iraq from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush.
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    Marine Corps fighter jets from Air Station Beaufort are increasing their takeoffs and landings this week in order to prepare for an upcoming deployment.Marine spokeswoman Sgt. Marcy Sanchez says nearby residents may hear flights from 7 a.m. through 1 a.m. into Thursday. More>>

    News 2 kicks off Cool Schools 2014-2015

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    Our Cool School segments will begin the week of September 22nd.

     

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    Haley cancels fundraising trip after SC deaths

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    Gov. Nikki Haley's campaign says she canceled a trip to New York for a fundraiser after the death of a Charleston County sheriff's deputy and the discovery of the bodies of 5 Lexington County children in Alabama. More>>

    Trespassing charge for 2 paragliding near SC plant

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    JENKINSVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Fairfield County sheriff's deputies have cited two men for trespassing after they were paragliding near the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station.The State newspaper reported (http://bit.ly/YwaY4h) the men were cited after they landed in a restricted area.A deputy was dispatched Aug. 24 after a report that trespassers were near the plant in Jenkinsville.The men told the officer they were being pulled by a boat on Lake Monticello to about 3,000 feet and then were released to gl... More>>

    Kerry to meet with new Iraqi prime minister

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    BAGHDAD (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is in Baghdad for the first high-level U.S. meeting with Iraq's new prime minister.In a short visit Wednesday, the top U.S. diplomat will urge Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to take quick steps to ease sectarian tensions in the Shiite-majority nation. Kerry also will offer help in fighting the Sunni-dominated Islamic State militancy that has overrun parts of northern Iraq and Syria.Key to calming tensions are plans to give Iraq's law-abiding ... More>>

    Fans burn Ray Rice jerseys

    Fans burn Ray Rice jerseys

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    The fallout continues after a video showing former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice punching his then girlfriend.Some former fans decided to burn their number 27 jerseys, the burning was posted on Youtube.The Ravens organization announced Tuesday that fans can exchange their Ray Rice jerseys at stadium stores.NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league asked for, but was not given, the just-released video. Goodell says during an interview with CBS aired Tuesday: "We assumed that there was ... More>>

    5 kids missing from SC; foul play suspected

    5 kids missing from SC; foul play suspected

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    South Carolina authorities are looking for five children who have been missing for a week and are believed to have been harmed.Lexington County deputies said in a news release the children were last seen with their father, who was detained Saturday in another state on unrelated charges. The children, ages 1 to 8, were not with him. The sheriff's office has not released the name of the father, details of his arrest, of where officials are looking for the children. Deputies say the man's ex-wif... More>>

    Communications Director for Berkeley County School District indicted on second charge

    Communications Director for Berkeley County School District indicted on second charge

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    A Berkeley County School District official has been indicted a second charge Tuesday in connection with a district fundraising referendum in 2012.Amy Kovach, Communications Director for the district, was indicted for Forgery. Officials say during November 2013, Amy Kovach created a false, backdated invoice, purporting to be from the Berkeley County School District for the "Yes for Schools" campaign. They added that she did this in an attempt to establish that she had intended to have pubic fu... More>>

    Attorneys: College, Wojcik reach settlement

    Attorneys: College, Wojcik reach settlement

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Attorneys for fired College of Charleston coach Doug Wojcik say a settlement has been reached with the school. Attorneys Ronnie Richter and Eric Bland said in a statement Tuesday an agreement was completed. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. College of Charleston spokesman Mike Robertson declined to discuss details of the agreement. Wojcik was fired Aug. 5 after allegations of verbal abuse. The school hired Clemson assistant Earl Grant last week. Wojcik's atto... More>>

    SC DSS officials lay out improvement efforts

    SC DSS announces major changes

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Department of Social Services officials say the agency taking steps to improve by working more closely with law enforcement, creating a second shift of child welfare workers and sharing caseloads between adjacent counties. The agency's acting and deputy directors updated reporters Tuesday on the embattled agency, three months after former Director Lillian Koller resigned amid escalating, bipartisan calls for her ousting. A legislative audit of the agency is expected in t... More>>

    Identify murdered deputy

    Charleston County Sheriff's Office hold press conference on Monday

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    The Charleston County's Sheriff's Office moved their press conference to the county's council chambers and is now underway. Officials began their presence conference addressing the death of a first responder who died in Monday night's officer involved shooting. Assistant Sheriff Mitch Lucas says Larry Britton, 53, suffered a heart attack while responding. The deputy who died has been identified Joseph Matuskovic, 43, and he was pronounced dead at MUSC at 8:37. More>>

    4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in hospital

    4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in hospital

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    ATLANTA (AP) - An ambulance transporting the fourth American aid worker sickened with the Ebola virus has arrived at Emory University Hospital. The patient arrived about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, walking from the hospital to the ambulance. A medical plane first transported the patient to the Atlanta metro area earlier in the morning. Two other U.S. aid workers have been treated at Emory. Compared to those earlier arrivals, the scene at the hospital campus was calm Tuesday. Emory's previous two pati... More>>

    SC getting $21M in transportation grants

    SC getting $21M in transportation grants

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina is receiving $20 million for transportation projects in Columbia and at the Wando Terminal in Mount Pleasant. U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn on Tuesday announced the grants called Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery or TIGER. About $10 million is going to Columbia to revitalize more than 1 mile of North Main Street. The other $11 million is going to the port terminal for renovations so that it can handle a new generation of larger container ships. More>>

    More information on County employee who died while assisting officers during standoff

    More information on County employee who died while assisting officers during standoff

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    Charleston County officials have provided News 2 with more information on the county employee who died while assisting officers during standoff.Larry Britton was hired full time by Charleston County in February 2006 in support of Public Safety communications. He had worked for a number of years as a contractor for the County in this role before 2006. He was also a volunteer with the Charleston County Rescue Squad for more than 20 years and assisted the Disaster Medical Assistance Team for mor... More>>

    Jury seated for Williamsburg sheriff's trial

    Jury seated for Williamsburg sheriff's trial

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A jury has been seated in the federal fraud trial of Williamsburg County Sheriff Michael Johnson. The (Columbia) State reports (http://bit.ly/1qcHIL5 ) that Johnson's trial will begin Monday. He faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Prosecutors say Johnson created false police reports so customers of a co-defendant's credit repair business could claim their overdue bills were caused by people who stole their identity. Authorities say Johnson helped create more tha... More>>

    Pegulas reach definitive agreement to buy Bills

    Pegulas reach definitive agreement to buy Bills

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    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - The estate of late Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson has reached "a definitive agreement" to sell the franchise to Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula. The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon in a four paragraph news release issued by the team. The deal was reached a day after the Pegulas were one of three groups to submit their formal bids. The sale is subject to being approved by a three-quarters majority of the NFL's 31 owners, which is expected to come ... More>>

    Panama Canal expansion completion now in 2016

    Panama Canal expansion completion now in 2016

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    ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) - The head of the Panama Canal Authority says completion of the canal's $5 billion expansion has been delayed until 2016. Jorge Quijano told maritime leaders at the South Carolina International Trade Conference on Tuesday that problems with contractors have delayed the project originally set to be finished this year. He gave those at the Isle of Palms conference an update on the status of the expansion project and said construction of the new locks to handle a new gen... More>>

    Myrtle Beach city officials present plan for next Memorial Day Bike Rally

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    Myrtle Beach City Council held a publicmeeting and presented plansfor Memorial Day weekend 2015,after violence marked Bikefest thispast Memorial Day weekend. According to the briefing notes the cityis requesting the state to add additional security personnel.There is a plan to increase local government by offering incentives and replacing police at points where government employees would suffice.With more officers, there would be more arrests anticipated and a central plan with County for tra... More>>

    Charges downgraded in fatal shooting of GA toddler

    Charges downgraded in fatal shooting of GA toddler

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    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) - Police say charges have been downgraded against the aunt and uncle of a toddler who was found dead in Stone Mountain. DeKalb County police Capt. Stephen Fore tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://on-ajc.com/1nJqAHa ) first degree child cruelty charges against 23-year-old Alexia Thomas and 25-year-old Detray Shivers have been replaced with charges of second degree child cruelty - which implies criminal neglect instead of intent. Fore says 2-year-old Kamarri ... More>>

    SC senators discussing teacher dismissal process

    SC senators discussing teacher dismissal process

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina senators are considering whether changes are needed to make it easier to get rid of incompetent teachers.Republican Sen. Paul Thurmond of Charleston complains the formal evaluation process for dismissing teachers in "continuing contract" status can take several years, essentially robbing children of a good education.Teacher advocates say the current process works.Attorney Al Nichols says school administrators who are properly doing their jobs can weed out ... More>>

    Remains of nursing student found 3 years after abduction

    Holly Bobo went missing April of 2011. Her remains were found Sept. 2014. Holly Bobo went missing April of 2011. Her remains were found Sept. 2014.
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    Human remains discovered in a rural Tennessee county are those of a missing nursing student who disappeared from her home in April 2011, investigators said late Monday.The remains of Holly Bobo were found Sunday in Decatur County, not far from her home in the town of Parsons More>>

    Students mourn teacher who died in crash along with her mom near Savannah

    Kessler (right) with a student. Source: WSAV Kessler (right) with a student. Source: WSAV
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    Students and parents at a school near Savannah are still dealing with the aftermath of a deadly crash in Effingham County.The incident happened on Sunday afternoon on old Augusta Road South.Effingham County Sheriff's Office tells WSAV two women died after a pickup t More>>

    100 onions grown by Maine 5th-graders stolen

    100 onions grown by Maine 5th-graders stolen

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    WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - It was supposed to be a lesson in growing your own food, healthy eating and helping the less fortunate. Instead, a group of Maine fifth-graders got a lesson in the harsh realities of life. When students at the Albert S. Hall School in Waterville went out last week to harvest the yellow onions planted last spring, they found that all 100 had been stolen. Their plan was to give half the onions to a homeless shelter and half to the school kitchen to be used in school lun... More>>

    Big Apple reveal: new iPhones

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    Apple's larger iPhones won't just have bigger screens. They'll have a new, horizontal viewing mode to take advantage of the larger display.The iPhone 6 will have a screen measuring 4.7 inches, while the iPhone 6 Plus will be 5.5 inches. In both cases, app developers will be able to design apps that can be viewed differently when the phone is held horizontally.Along with larger iPhones, Apple is poised to unveil a wearable device — marking its first major entry in a new product category since ... More>>

    Wife of Ray Rice defends her man, blasts the media

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    Janay Rice, the wife of Ray Rice, is defending her husband after video was released Monday that showed him knocking her out. The video shows rice punching his fiancée at the time, inside an elevator at a hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey , seven months ago.The Baltimore Ravens released ray rice on Monday and the NFL suspended him indefinitely from football.Janay Rice posted this statement Tuesday on Instagram calling the situation a "nightmare." She wrote.. "No one knows the pain that the me... More>>

    Suspect in fatal deputy shooting confirmed dead Video included

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    The Charleston County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that the suspect involved in a shooting that killed a deputy is dead.
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    Ex-SC Football Player Green Charged With Assault

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    Former South Carolina and NFL running back Harold Green II has been arrested on charges of assaulting five female high school students. Multiple media outlets reported that the 46-year-old Green turned himself in to Richland County sheriff's deputies Monday. More>>

    VIRAL: Giant, mutant spider is actually a shaggy dog

    Photo: YouTube/Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega) Photo: YouTube/Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega)
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    Spiders are terrifying enough when they're small and climbing their way up the living room wall. So imagine how scary it would be if the creepy crawler was a giant mutant spider, and it was running right at you in the dark. More>>

    New app puts power to help save lives in hands of blood donors

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    The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its kind Blood Donor App today that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. The Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a lifesaving team. The new app is free and available for download now in app stores. "The Red Cross Blood Donor App is a new way to help meet the constant need for blood," said Ryan Corcoran, Community CEO of the South C... More>>

    Law enforcement offer condolences through social media after deputies shot

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    Tuesday morning, law enforcement and public service agencies from around the state and country, offered their condolences to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office through social media. One deputy was killed, and one is in serious condition at the Medical University of South Carolina, after a West Ashley shooting and standoff. More>>

    Citadel suspends football player indefinitely

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    Citadel senior guard, Victor Hill, is suspended indefinitely from The Citadel Football program for violations of stated team rules.National attention surrounding the Citadel Football team started after the team's use of cut-blocking in their game Saturday against Florida State. ThreeSeminole players were injured. Citadel senior guard, Victor Hill, posted a response to a story done by The Post and Courier regarding the Bulldogs use of cut-blocking.Cut-blocking is an offensive line technique th... More>>

    4th American with Ebola to be flown to US for care

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    A fourth American who contracted Ebola in West Africa was expected to arrive in the U.S. for care Tuesday and will be treated at an Atlanta hospital where two other aid workers successfully recovered from the disease, the... More>>

    SC married couple die in 5-car crash; man charged with DUI

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    The Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly wreck in Seneca that happened Saturday night.In a release by the Oconee County Coroner's Office a five car accident on Sandifer Boulevard near Wells Highway and U.S. 123 has left two people dead. More>>

    Florence County man who shot at deputies released on bond, authorities say

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    Authorities say that a man fired several shots at Florence County deputies in Timmonsville on Thursday night. The incident was over and the man in custody by 9:50 pm, said Florence County Sheriff's Major Mike Nunn.
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    McClellanville craftswoman at Kaminski House Museum

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    History and art come to life at Kaminski House Museum, as the museum launches “Second Saturdays” featuring the art of sweetgrass basket making.McClellanville craftswoman Barbara McCormick will be on the front porch of Kaminski House Museum the second Saturday of every month beginning this Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.“We are so excited to bring Barbara and her historic craft to Kaminski House,” says Execu... More>>

    Duchess of Cambridge expecting second baby

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    Royal officials say the Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, is expecting her second child.The couple's office, Clarence House, said the couple and their families were "delighted" with the news. Clarence House said the duchess was being treated at Kensington Palace for severe morning sickness.She suffered from morning sickness during her first pregnancy with Prince George, who was born in July 2013. More>>

    Lab Test Indicates Jellyfish Plant Discharge is Harmful, Company Disagrees

    Lab Test Indicates Jellyfish Plant Discharge is Harmful, Company Disagrees

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    A company trying to process jellyfish in Beaufort County and ship them to Asia as food is met with protest from neighbors, fishermen, and boaters, because they fear the company's wastewater would harm the environment. The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has released the results of a toxicity test performed on the company's temporary operation of rinsing jellyfish in Jenkins Creek.  More>>

    Lamar man arrested after trying to meet young girl through social media

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    Darlington Police accuse a man of having sexual intentions when he tried to meet a young girl through social media.Michael Anthony Howle, 24, of Lamar, was arrested Saturday for attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor and criminal solicitation of a minor."The subject attempted to get a female juvenile to met him through social media with the intent on having sex," Sgt. Kimberly Nelson of the Darlington City Police Department, said. "However, the contact was intercepted by the mother an... More>>

    Beaufort Stabbing Follows Argument Over Cigarettes

    Beaufort Stabbing Follows Argument Over Cigarettes

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    Beaufort Police arrested 45-year-old Mary Jenkins on Friday night, after responding to a reported stabbing at Lafayette Square Apartments. At the scene, officers found a 45-year-old man suffering from multiple stab wounds, and the suspect, Jenkins. Police say witness reports indicate that an argument over the location of a pack of cigarettes escalated to the point that the suspect pulled a kitchen knife on the man. More>>

    Red Cross Assists Four SC Families After Fire

    The American Red Cross assisted a total of four families affecting five adults and one child after their hotel residence on South Point Drive in Yemassee, SC was damaged by fire early on Saturday morning.The Red Cross provided financial assistance for temporary lodging and food to assist with the client's long term recovery.Since January 1 of this year, the Palmetto SC Region of the American Red Cross has assisted more than 1700 individuals affected by disaster.To help people who have been af... More>>

    Darlington Raceway signs new 5 year deal with Bojangles

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    DARLINGTON, SC (Press Release) - Darlington Raceway and Bojangles' Famous Chicken ‘n Biscuits announced today a five-year extension of their NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles' Southern 500 race entitlement partnership.The partnership, which began in 2012, will continue to bring two iconic southern brands together through the 2019 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.“This extension says a great deal about the strong year-round partnership Darlington Raceway and Bojangles' have enjoyed since 2012,... More>>

    Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

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    Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81. More>>

    Ice Bucket Challenge Scam Warning: Beware Of Bogus Video Links

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    The latest news about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge may give you a chill.  Scammers luring victims to click on bogus links. More>>

    Nordstrom Rack to open in Mount Pleasant

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    PRNewswire/ --Seattle-based Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) announced today plans to open a Nordstrom Rack at Bowman Place in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The approximately 33,500-square-foot store is scheduled to open in fall 2015. Bowman Place is owned and managed by Charleston based Grove Property Fund LLC. The new Rack store will be a part of a total renovation of the former Kmart center and will be located just off Johnnie Dodds Boulevard and I-526. "We have been looking for more opportunities to se... More>>

    Beaufort County School's Launches Free Mobile App

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    The Beaufort County School District has announced the launch of their new free mobile app, designed to connect parents and their students to their school. More>>

    Whale Branch First Grader Killed in Accident

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    A first grader at Whale Branch Elementary was killed Monday night when a utility trailer fell on top of him. More>>

    "Magic Mike" sequel being filmed in Myrtle Beach

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - A sequel for a major motion picture will feature Myrtle Beach next year. According to a document obtained by News13, film crews were along the Grand Strand during the Labor Day weekend filming scenes for "Magic Mike 2." Red Zone Pictures Inc. requested a film permit from the City of Myrtle Beach for August 30 - 31 and was seen filming areas near the Sky Wheel, 2nd Avenue Pier, the Slingshot, and Plyler Park. Jody Schiesser, Assistant Location Manager for Red Zone,... More>>

    Conway mom killed with axe; police arrest boyfriend

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    Horry County Police were dispatched to the 3700 block of Comfort Ct. in Conway for a domestic violence call. The woman who called police said she got a call from her son saying he thought he killed his girlfriend. More>>

    Transgender teen to sue SC over license photo

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    An organization that supports transgender rights is planning to sue South Carolina after the state wouldn't issue a driver's license to a 16-year-old boy unless he took off his makeup.The Transgender Legal Defense Education Fund said it will file a federal lawsuit against the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday. The boy, Chase Culpepper, his mother and the director of the fund also plan to talk to reporters in Columbia.The DMV wouldn't let Culpepper wear his makeup for the... 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>>

    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>>

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    • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

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    • House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

      House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

      Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:32 GMT
      This week offers Congress its best chance to get answers about President Barack Obama's new Mideast counterterror strategy.
      Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President...

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