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    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>>

    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>>

    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

    2 Your Health What you may not know about ALS Video included

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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>>

    New Details On Walmart Arrest That Has One Deputy On Leave Video included

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    The deputy seen in cell phone video quote "striking the suspect" has been placed on administrative pending an internal investigation by the Greenville County Sheriff's Office. More>>

    Ice Bucket Challenge accelerating donations for ALS research Video included

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    Across the country the "ice bucket challenge" has inspired hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease."Between July 29 and August 12, the ALS Association and its 38 chapters said they received $4 million in donations compared to $1.12 million during the same time period last year. According to ALSA.org,by Sunday August 24th, they reached $70.2 million.The site explains the challenge as people getting, "... More>>

    Community leader suggests ways to keep guns out of teenager's hands

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    With guns seemingly falling in the wrong hands of the Lowcountry's youth, all too often these days, local community leaders say they are dedicated to making a change.It's been a weekend of teenagers arrested on gun charges. Two incidents surrounding the Sertoma Classic football games ended with two teens behind bars.Co-founder of “The Coalition – People United to Take Back Our Community,” Thomas Dixon, said, "We got to say enough is enough! Now is the time! Enough is enough!"Representatives f... More>>

    Video Spurs Questions Of Arresting Methods After Deputies Tase Man Inside Walmart Video included

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    Deputies responded around 1pm Saturday to a call about an intoxicated man outside the Walmart.  More>>

    Athlete asks judge to reject NCAA head-injury deal

    Athlete asks judge to reject NCAA head-injury deal

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    CHICAGO (AP) - A former San Diego State football player wants a judge to reject the proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it will deny billions in damages to athletes who suffered head injuries. The request came in a new federal court filing on behalf of Anthony Nichols, whose head-injury lawsuit was one of ten consolidated into a single case in U.S. District Court. Under the settlement proposed in July, the NCAA would set aside $70 million to diagnose current... More>>

    USGS: 6.0 earthquake shakes Northern California

    USGS: 6.0 earthquake shakes Northern California

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    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Officials say an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has been reported in northern California's San Francisco Bay area. Leslie Gordon of the U.S. Geological Survey says the tremor struck at just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday. The epicenter was about six miles southwest of Napa, California, and about 50 miles west-southwest of Sacramento. There was no immediate report of damage. More>>

    Williamsburg County officials search for burglary suspects

    Williamsburg County officials search for burglary suspects

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    Authorities in Williamsburg county are searching for two men who broke into a local auction house.The pair broke into the WorldNet Auctions on August 20th. They were able to escape with a four wheeler, a generator as well as other items.Right now no arrests have been made.Anyone with information is asked to contact the Williamsburg County Sheriff's Office at (843) 355-9696 or Crimestoppers at 554-1111 or toll free at 1-888-CRIME-SC More>>

    Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

    Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

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    CLEVELAND (AP) - Johnny Manziel has been slapped on the finger. The NFL fined the Browns rookie quarterback $12,000 on Friday for flipping his middle finger at Washington's sideline, a person familiar with the penalty told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the ruling has not been made public. Manziel said he was reacting to incessant taunting by the Redskins during Monday night's nationally televised game when he made the gesture while running back to Cl... More>>

    Authorities search for missing North Charleston man

    Authorities search for missing North Charleston man

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    Authorities are asking for your help locating a missing North Charleston man.Investigators say 58-year-old Leon Horlbeck went missing back on August 21st between 1-4am.He suffers from dementia and was last seen by a family member in the area of Glyn Terrace at 10:00 a.m.Horlbeck is described as being 5'10 and 115 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black shirt and Nike sneakers.If you have any information, call the North Charleston Police Department at (843)740-1015 or Crimestopers... More>>

    Election race for SC education chief underway

    Election race for SC education chief underway

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Now that the field of candidates is whittled down, the race for South Carolina superintendent turns to a discussion of the issues. The three candidates seeking the post participate on Sunday in a forum in Myrtle Beach before members of the South Carolina School Boards Association. The Republican candidate is Molly Spearman, the former director of the state Association of School Administrators who emerged from an eight-way GOP primary and a runoff in June to win the p... 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>>

    Locals react to gun violence after Sertoma Classic football games Video included

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    It was the last game of the 44th annual Sertoma Classic when at least some attention was diverted to one end of the endzone. "I heard some commotion and I heard something land near me… and I look over and it's a handgun," said witness Laine Fritz. Officials with the Charleston Police Department say they got a tip that a student had a weapon outside the stadium. As officers responded, a 15-year-old took off running. Witnesses say he climbed the external stairs at the Altman Athletic Center an... 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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    Revenue now pays 90 percent of SC state park costs

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    South Carolina's state parks are experiencing record attendance and generating record revenues. And the chief of the state Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism says the parks are well on their well to paying for themselves. Duane Parrish says park revenues have increased $4 million over four years. For the fiscal year that ended in June, the 47 parks and state historic sites in the system brought in $24 million - enough to pay for 90 percent of ongoing operations. Parrish says the park... More>>

    Citadel professor discusses Isis threat to Americans Video included

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    Newly released video show US military airstrikes getting stronger after the death of American journalist James Foley at the hands of Isis militants.According to Citadel professor, Dr. Jack Porter, they're unlikely to end soon. Watch the video above for Porter's entire interview.Isis has America's attention following the beheading of Foley. Now White House officials say the airstrikes may move to Syria, where Isis is headquartered. "We've made very clear, time and again that if you come after ... More>>

    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>>

    Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

    Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

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

    Trooper who arrested NFL's Montgomery fired

    Trooper who arrested NFL's Montgomery fired

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

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

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

    Charleston police arrest student for having gun at Sertoma

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

    Florence man dies, son hurt in Williamsburg County crash

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

    Biker Crash Real Or Fake? Video included

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

    Public Meeting: School bell changes

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

    False Police Reports Come With Costly Consequences Video included

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

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    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>>

    Moncks Corner smell attributed to "sludge" Video included

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

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

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

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

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

    Black leaders want voice in SC beach safety plans

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

    VA reviews caregiver support in Charleston

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

    Latest: Wood mulch fire in Ladson Video included

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

    Several fire departments fighting mulch fire in Ladson

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

    Bean bag chairs recalled after 2 children die

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

    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 wounded in Memorial Day shooting charged

    Man wounded in Memorial Day shooting charged

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

    Georgetown City Council discusses rebuild options after downtown fire Video included

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

    Final scores from night one at Sertoma Classic

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

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

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

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

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

    No. 16 Clemson backup OL Anthony transferring

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Man injured during Memorial Day motel shootings now arrested

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

    SC woman guilty in $50,000 Social Security theft

    SC woman guilty in $50,000 Social Security theft

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

    New talks in Georgetown after destructive fire

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

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

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

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

    Hearing set in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY

    Hearing set in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY

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

    Authorities investigate body found in West Ashley

    Authorities investigate body found in West Ashley

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

    UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

    UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

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

    EEOC files lawsuit against Food Lion over firing

    EEOC files lawsuit against Food Lion over firing

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

    Deputy Lexington County coroner charged with DUI

    Deputy Lexington County coroner charged with DUI

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

    Cuts period from suggested three to one year

    Moratorium goes through but planning commission shortens time span

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

    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

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

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

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

    SC teen heading to grand finale in food competition

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

    Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday Video included

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

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

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

    Myrtle Beach one of Yahoo Travel’s buzziest beach destinations

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

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

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

    Product to shield swimmers from sharks

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

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

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

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

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:34:43 GMT
      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.
      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.
    • Trial underway for father accused of murder after drunk driver killed his sons

      Trial underway for father accused of murder after drunk driver killed his sons

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 7:24 AM EDT2014-08-26 11:24:09 GMT
      A trial in Alvin, Texas is splitting the town in half. A man on trial for murder is accused of shooting a drunk driver who hit and killed his sons. David Barajas was almost home when his pickup ran out of gas in December 2012. Barajas and his sons, 12-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb ,got out to helppush the truck. Not far from their driveway, a Chevy Malibu driven by Jose Banda Jr. plowed into them. Authorities say toxicology results showed his blood alcohol level was twice the legal...
      A trial in Alvin, Texas is splitting the town in half. A man on trial for murder is accused of shooting a drunk driver who hit and killed his sons. David Barajas was almost home when his pickup ran out of gas in December 2012. Barajas and his sons, 12-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb ,got out to helppush the truck. Not far from their driveway, a Chevy Malibu driven by Jose Banda Jr. plowed into them. Authorities say toxicology results showed his blood alcohol level was twice the legal...
    • NC college students create nail polish to help protect women from date rape

      NC college students create nail polish to help protect women from date rape

      Monday, August 25 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-08-25 15:33:52 GMT
      Students in the Materials Science Engineering department at North Carolina State University teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs. Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB often go undetected because they are often odorless and colorless. Rohypnol, used to be in white tablet form but recently it's been formulated as to be green with a blue core. The manufacturer made the change to try and identify tampered drinks at clubs. But generic versions of...
      Students in the Materials Science Engineering department at North Carolina State University teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs. Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB often go undetected because they are often odorless and colorless. Rohypnol, used to be in white tablet form but recently it's been formulated as to be green with a blue core. The manufacturer made the change to try and identify tampered drinks at clubs. But generic versions of...
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    • Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

      Boston suspect's sister charged in NY bomb threat

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:29:36 GMT
      Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.
      Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.
    • Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality

      Hackerspaces help techies turn ideas into reality

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:38:46 GMT
      At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while the room is abuzz with the chatter of would-be inventors hoping to change the world - or just make cool things. They are...
      Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape.
    • Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

      Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:38 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:38:44 GMT
      The surf was churning in Southern California, and even bigger waves were brewing.
      Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot...
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    • Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life

      Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:59:07 GMT
      The independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes says the Islamic State group has committed crimes against humanity with its attacks on civilians in two cities in the country's north and west.
      The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men...
    • Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

      Minister: 2 people have died of Ebola in Congo

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:08:56 GMT
      Congo's health minister says two Ebola deaths have been confirmed in the Central African country.
      Two Ebola-related deaths have been confirmed in Congo, the country's health minister said Sunday, though local officials believe the cases are unrelated to the outbreak in West Africa that has killed more than 1,400...
    • UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

      UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:08:51 GMT
      A new international draft report says global warming is here, human-caused and can already be considered dangerous. The report warns that it is increasingly likely that climate change could be irreversible.
      Global warming is here, human-caused and probably already dangerous - and it's increasingly likely that the heating trend could be irreversible, a draft of a new international science report says.
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    • Judge lets 'X-Men' director's accuser drop lawsuit

      Judge lets 'X-Men' director's accuser drop lawsuit

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:18:21 GMT
      A federal judge in Hawaii is allowing a former child model to dismiss a lawsuit that accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse.
      A former child model can drop his lawsuit accusing "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii and has the option of refiling it later, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
    • Final ruling issued against part of polygamy ban

      Final ruling issued against part of polygamy ban

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:08:26 GMT
      A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law, in a lawsuit filed by a family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives."
      A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives."
    • William Greaves, TV host and filmmaker, dead at 87

      William Greaves, TV host and filmmaker, dead at 87

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:01:17 GMT
      William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning producer and co-host of the groundbreaking television show "Black Journal" and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the...
      William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black...
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    • Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

      Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:08:39 GMT
      Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.
      Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.
    • IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

      IG: Shoddy care by VA didn't cause Phoenix deaths

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:08:36 GMT
      The Veterans Affairs Department says investigators have found no proof that delays in care caused any deaths at a VA hospital in Phoenix, deflating an explosive allegation that helped expose a troubled health care...
      Government investigators found no proof that delays in care caused veterans to die at a Phoenix VA hospital, but they found widespread problems that the Veterans Affairs Department is promising to fix.
    • Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

      Do-it-yourself blood pressure care can beat MDs

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:08:29 GMT
      "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found.
      "Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found.
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    • Super PAC changes anti-Shaheen ads after complaint

      Super PAC changes anti-Shaheen ads after complaint

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:28:20 GMT
      A super PAC's negative ads against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen were pulled off the air Wednesday after the New Hampshire Democrat's attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot.
      A conservative super PAC was forced Wednesday to edit a negative ad against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen after the New Hampshire Democrat's attorneys flagged inaccuracies in the spot with the broadcaster.
    • US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria

      US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:01:56 GMT
      The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.
      The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.
    • US to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims

      US to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims

      Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:01:23 GMT
      The U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals has decided that some Guatemalan women who fled to the United States after being victims of domestic violence may now qualify for asylum.
      A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States. The ruling comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into...

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