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    Assault at Berkeley High leaves one teen hospitalized Video included

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    Moncks Corner Police investigators are investigating an assault at Berkeley high school. charged with assault. Police need additional information about what happened. If you have any information, call crimestoppers at 554-1111. More>>

    Youth Pastor Killed In Crash On I-26 In Spartanburg Co. Video included

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    Troopers say two men were ejected after the truck they were in overturned. Then a driver hit one of the men, a 25-year-old youth pastor, and drove off. More>>

    NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

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    NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. On Tuesday, the space agency announced it has picked Boeing and SpaceX to transport astronauts to the International Space Station in the next few years. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden named the winners at a late-afternoon news conference at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The news had been eagerly anticipated for weeks. The deal will end NASA's expensive reliance on Russia. U.S. astronauts have been riding Russian ro... More>>

    Obama: Ebola outbreak 'spiraling out of control'

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    President Barack Obama says the world is looking to the United States to address the deadly outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. Obama says the U.S. embraces that responsibility. The president is outlining new U.S. efforts to respond to the outbreak during a visit to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Obama is ordering 3,000 military personnel to West Africa to erect new facilities and train health workers. He says it's the largest international response in the hi... More>>

    Police find active meth lab at Bonneau residence

    Officers found the lab was using the 'one pot method' to produce meth. Officers found the lab was using the 'one pot method' to produce meth.
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    Tuesday afternoon Bonneau Police found an active methamphetamine lab at a home on West Church Street according to Chief Franco Fuda. More>>

    SLED chief: Keep agents' access to death records

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    South Carolina's top cop wants legislators to ensure that agents who investigate child deaths continue to have access to records like autopsy reports and birth certificates. State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel told a special legislative panel Tuesday that he doesn't want a recent state Supreme Court ruling to hamper his agents' ability to work such cases. Keel spoke to the state Senate's Freedom of Information Act Study Committee. Members discussed the high court's ruling last mont... More>>

    Letter found on body of Appalachian State student, police say

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    The Boone Police Department more released details Monday afternoon after the weekend discovery of a missing Appalachian State University student's body. More>>

    Police charge Mt. Pleasant man with sexually assaulting minor

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    Mt. Pleasant Police arrested a man and charged him with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor on September 12, 2014. Scott Wendelberger was lodged at the Al Cannon Detention Center. The victim in this case alleges that they were in a hot tub together when the inappropriate touching occurred. More>>

    Scam Alert: Scammers posing as SCDCA

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    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is warning the public that scammers are "spoofing" SCDCA telephone numbers in an attempt to seem more legitimate.
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    Real estate blog rates the safest cities in South Carolina

    Blog ranks Mauldin as the safest town/city to live, in the state. Blog ranks Mauldin as the safest town/city to live, in the state.
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    South Carolina is a state known for its charm, its hospitality, and, of course, some of the best Southern cooking in the country.
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    Former College of Charleston basketball coach reaches settlement with school Video included

    Doug Wojcik reached a settlement with the College of Charleston. Doug Wojcik reached a settlement with the College of Charleston.
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    Doug Wojcik reached a settlement with the College of Charleston that will pay him $400,000. More>>

    Sanford's Facebook "Over-Share" Causes Stir Video included

    South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford is back in the spotlight and, once again, it's not about public policy. South Carolina Congressman Mark Sanford is back in the spotlight and, once again, it's not about public policy.
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    Congressman Mark Sanford is back in the spotlight and, once again, it's not about public policy. Friday, he released a Facebook post to the world, outlining, in great detail, his latest family drama between him and his ex wife. More>>

    The Lowcountry Food Bank could win $60,000! Vote now!

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    The Walmart Foundation launched "Fight Hunger. Spark Change.", a nationwide campaign calling on the public to get involved in the fight against hunger. The campaign will provide $3.7 million in grants to participating Feeding America food banks and local partner agencies that provide hunger relief to millions of people in need of food assistance. As part of the initiative, Walmart is teaming up with acclaimed chef, cookbook author and TV host, G. Garvin, and calling on the public to support t... More>>

    One taken to hospital after shooting in North Charleston

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    One person is in the hospital, following an early morning shooting in North Charleston. Charleston County Dispatch confirms to News 2 that a call to them, came in at 2:20 am on Tuesday. North Charleston emergency units responded to the area of Chestnut Street near Hottinger Avenue. One person was transported to a local hospital. Check back for updates on this developing story,as more details become available to News 2 throughout the day. More>>

    Three mobile homes destroyed by fire in Moncks Corner Video included

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    The mobile homes are all vacation homes along Lake Moultrie, and were vacant at the time, so nobody was injured. More>>

    Sheriff's Office investigating fire at mobile home park along Lake Moultire

    Firefighters working on hot spots after fire destroyed mobile homes in Moncks Corner. Firefighters working on hot spots after fire destroyed mobile homes in Moncks Corner.
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    The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is in charge of the investigation into a fire that wiped out three mobile homes and a storage shed Tuesday morning.The call came in at 3:18 a.m. to the Pine Ridge Fire Department. Several other volunteer departments responded to assist in the fight.All of the homes were vacant, as were the others nearby. Most of them, according to officials, are vacation homes right along the coast of Lake Moultrie.Right now, they are not saying if they believe the cause c... More>>

    Seat checks happening across state for National Child Passenger Safety Week

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    This week is National Child Passenger Safety Week.A new study suggests some parents bend the seatbelt rules for their kids. Safe Kids Worldwide surveyed 1,000 parents with children between the ages of four and ten. Onein four parents say they donot make their children buckle up.More than 60% say they'd seen other parents bending the rules; either not making their kids use a seat belt or letting them sit in the front.Kids need to be in car seats or booster seats until they can fit well in a se... More>>

    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>>

    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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    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>>

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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>>

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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>>

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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>>

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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>>

    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>>

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