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First-time lottery purchase pays off for Charleston teen

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A Charleston 19-year-old won $200,000 her first time playing the Lottery.  "And I'm going shopping," she said. More>>

Lens from old Georgetown light back in town

The Coast Guard has returned the Fresnel lens that was once in the old Georgetown Lighthouse to the South Carolina Maritime Museum. The Coast Guard has returned the Fresnel lens that was once in the old Georgetown Lighthouse to the South Carolina Maritime Museum.
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A part of Georgetown's maritime history has been returned. More>>

Gullah Festival being held on SC coast

The festival celebrates the culture of the descendants of sea island slaves. The festival celebrates the culture of the descendants of sea island slaves.
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A three-day Gullah festival is being held in three cities along the South Carolina coast. More>>

Semi Crash Coats Indianapolis Highway In Butter

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A semitrailer has overturned on an Indianapolis interstate, spilling what police say are 45,000 pounds of packages of butter and other dairy products. More>>

Flash flood warning in effect for Charleston area

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A flash flood warning remains in effect in the Charleston area, after torrential rains hit the area. More>>

Tropical Storm Bertha approaching the Caribbean

Bertha is centered about 170 miles (270 kilometers) east of Barbados and is moving west-northwest near 20 mph (31 kph). Bertha is centered about 170 miles (270 kilometers) east of Barbados and is moving west-northwest near 20 mph (31 kph).
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Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and other nearby islands as Tropical Storm Bertha approaches the Caribbean. More>>

Too many students on water slide lead to collapse and injuries

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A water slide in Florida collapsed Thursday, injuring 13 high school students and sending five of them to hospitals. The Fleming Island High School band was hosting a pool party at the Eagle Harbor Community pool at the time. Fire officials say there were 10 to 15 people on the slide, even though a sign on the stairs said only one person should be on the slide at a time.About one-third of the slide collapsed into a retention pond next to the pool. Most of the injuries were said to be minor, w... More>>

Summerville autistic teen releases CD to promote autism awareness Video included

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A Summerville teen is hoping the power of music will open minds and speak to hearts, in an effort to raise awareness about autism. More>>

CCPRC Lifeguards Take Home 4th Place at South Atlantic Lifeguard Championships

Charleston County Lifeguards Showcase Skills at Regional Competition

CCPRC Lifeguards Take Home 4th Place at South Atlantic Lifeguard Championships. CCPRC Lifeguards Take Home 4th Place at South Atlantic Lifeguard Championships.
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Lifeguards from Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) beach parks spent two days in North Myrtle Beach showcasing their skills while competing in the South Atlantic Lifeguard Association (SALA) Championships held on July 9 and 10. More>>

Woman survives 8 days in car; uses plastic bags to catch rain for water

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An Oklahoma woman survived eight days in her car after it went down an embankment into a muddy ditch. Kay Springer was out running errands when she became disoriented. Her car ran off the road and sat there more than a week until she was rescued. Her car got stuck in the mud near the Arkansas River below Highway 62. She couldn't climb out of the steep embankment.Doctors say she became disoriented because her cancer came back and the tumor had swelled up and basically knocked her unconscious.S... More>>

Gator comes to front door in Coral Springs home Video included

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A couple in Coral Springs thought a raccoon was making noise at their front door but when they came out they found a large alligator there, WPLG reported. The alligator was about 9 feet long, according to the WPLG story. More>>

Charleston city planners discuss Upper Peninsula developments Video included

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Tonight in downtown Charleston a public meeting was held to discuss large-scale developments for the city's Upper Peninsula area. More>>

SC will not ignore Common core when writing new school standards

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A dispute over how to rewrite South Carolina's math and reading standards pits leaders of South Carolina's two education boards against Education Superintendent Mick Zais, three months before voters replace him. Zais has promised to use a new law to kill Common Core standards before he leaves office in January. The one-term Republican lacks the authority to do so. But he has influence over the review process. The law directs educator panels to review current math and reading standards, which ... More>>

Tigers report for preseason practice

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Clemson, S.C.—Dabo Swinney welcomed 105 active Clemson football players to the first official team meeting of the preseason on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Swinney’s sixth Clemson squad met for nearly four hours with various department leaders of the program who gave orientation instructions to their specific areas.The day started with the announcement that Clemson was ranked 16th in the preseas... More>>

What are options available in the Lowcountry for parents who can't afford daycare? Video included

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A story we recently covered sparked a lot of interest online. A North Augusta mother is charged with child neglect after leaving her nine year old daughter at a park while she worked at McDonald’s due to the high cost of daycare.So what are your options for daycare?We talked with Charlotte Anderson, Director of the 211 phone line at Trident United Way. “211 is available 24-hours a day to help people with whatever prob... More>>

All lanes back open after fatal accident on University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University Video included

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North Charleston Police continue to work a three vehicle accident that has closed University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University. More>>

Disturbing social media trend grows Video included

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A growing social media trend has parents and firefighters worried nationwide, KPRC reported. More>>

Giraffe dies after smashing head on low highway bridge

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A giraffe has been killed after smashing its head on a bridge while being transported dangerously on a highway in South Africa, wildlife officials said Thursday. More>>

Cres Com Bank on Dorchester Road robbed Thursday

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Around noon Thursday police responded to the Cres Com Bank at Dorchester Road and Appian Way in reference to a bank robbery. More>>

SC drivers can expect to see lower prices at the pump

Gas prices in South Carolina average $3.24 per gallon, compared to $3.38 a month ago. Gas prices in South Carolina average $3.24 per gallon, compared to $3.38 a month ago.
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Motorists in South Carolina are paying the lowest price at the pump in over a month and in July began paying less per gallon than a year ago. The downward trend is expected to continue, according to AAA Carolinas. More>>

Gamecocks ranked 9th, Tigers 16th in Coaches poll

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (July 31, 2014) – The University of South Carolina football team begins the 2014 season ranked ninth the preseason Amway Coaches Poll, released by USA Today. The Clemson Tigers are ranked 16th in that same poll.The Gamecocks, coming off their third-straight 11-2 campaign, received 1,009 points, including one first-place vote. Defending national champion Florida State was an overwhelming pick to repeat as national champions, collecting 56 of the 62 first place votes and 1,543 po... More>>

Local student gets scholarship from United Health Foundation's Diverse Scholars Initiative

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Jorge Jaramillo from Simpsonville, South Carolina was awarded a scholarship from United Health Foundation’s Diverse Scholars Initiative to pursue a career in primary health care. .. More>>

Southern fast-casual restaurant concept to open additional South Carolina location

Chicken Salad Chick finds home in Summerville

The new Chicken Salad Chick will be located at 400 Azalea Blvd, Suite G, Summerville, SC 29483. The new Chicken Salad Chick will be located at 400 Azalea Blvd, Suite G, Summerville, SC 29483.
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Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's newest fast-casual restaurant concept, announced today the development of a new franchise location in the Charleston area. More>>

Stingrays renew affiliation agreement with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League

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The South Carolina Stingrays, celebrating 22 seasons of hockey in the Lowcountry, renewed the affiliation agreement with the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL) Stingrays President Rob Concannon and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Spencer Carbery announced Thursday.
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Funeral arrangements set for Horry County teen killed in crash

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Funeral services for "Dakotah" Springs will be held Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Loris First Baptist Church at 4 p.m. with Reverend Hunter Johnson officiating. Committal services will follow at Harrelson Cemetery.  More>>

Consumer Reports: Best Greek yogurt Video included

Among the Greek vanilla yogurts, Wallaby Organic Whole Milk is the best in the tests. Among the Greek vanilla yogurts, Wallaby Organic Whole Milk is the best in the tests.
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Yogurt continues to grow in popularity. Sales now top 7 billion dollars a year. A lot of the latest growth is propelled by Greek-style yogurt More>>

Public to comment on Charleston's Upper Peninsula Effort Video included

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An effort to change a portion of Charleston's peninsula will be getting underway beginning with a public meeting Thursday. It's a part of what is called the... More>>

Hyundai issuing 2 recalls for Sonata Sedans

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Hyundai is recalling 883,000 of its 2011-2014 Sonata sedans because of a faulty shift cable, and it issued a second recall on its 2015 Sonata and ordered drivers to park the newly introduced sedan due to a problem with its brakes. In the 2011-2014 sedans, the shift cable may disconnect, allowing the car to roll away after parking or preventing it from being shifted out of park. The maker received nearly 1,200 warranty claims due to the problem. Dealers will inspect the cable and repair the co... More>>

SC same-sex couples denied marriage licenses, despite court ruling

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Today, five same-sex couples in Greenville went to try to get their marriage licenses. As soon as they applied, all five were denied. More>>

House approves VA health care overhaul; SC congressman votes against

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The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.The 420-5 vote Wednesday sends the bill to the Senate, where approval is expected by the end of the week.South Carolinacongressman MarkSanford was one of the five who voted against the bill. Sanford released a statementto News 2Wednesday night about his vote:"I applaud what the bill did to deliver on the sacred but tainted promise the federal government has with veterans acr... More>>

Augusta Woman Makes Unusual Discovery Inside Her Figurine Video included

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We can all relate to decorating our homes with some of our favorite cartoon characters, sports teams and colors. In this remarkable story, Gail Patten did just that, but what she discovered takes her back to a stranger’s request more than two decades ago. More>>

Advocates against domestic violence push for tougher federal gun law

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On Wednesday the U.S. Judiciary Committee listened to renewed legislation that aims at keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and expanding the law to include dating-partners and people with restraining orders or stalkers. In South Carolina the number of women murdered by men more than doubles the national average. "When an abuser has a gun, victims will tell me, 'Sheriff its not if he will use that weapon against me it's a matter of when," said a Sheriff from Racine County, WI. Cu... More>>

North Charleston wins Dixie Majors World Series Video included

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A North Charleston baseball team is heading back to the Lowcountry with a championship trophy in hand. The North Charleston Dixie Majors baseball team, representing South Carolina, won the Dixie Majors World Series in Ozark, Alabama. North Charleston lost the first game to Texas Wednesday 11-1, forcing a second game. The second game came down to the final out, with South Carolina beating Texas 2-1, winning the series. More>>

Police step up tractor trailer patrols Video included

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It’s one of the most heavily traveled roads in the Low Country, I-95 and law enforcement is targeting the highway in an effort to prevent tractor trailer accidents. State transport police are teaming up with law enforcement in Georgia, North Carolina and Florida, in an effort called “safe drive on I-95.” From 2011-2013, there were nearly 400 collisions on I-95 involving tractor trailers, resulting in 20 fatalities and 200 plus injuries. State Transport Police tell News 2 that over 75% of t... More>>

Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

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A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
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Next possible millionaires being groomed in Charleston Video included

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Millionaires are working to make the next entrepreneurs dream come true. It’s called Harbor Accelerator and it’s happening right here in Mt. Pleasant. Monday, the non-profit started their 2nd group of entrepreneurs to come through the program which helps get startups to the next level. Over the next 14 weeks, 8 entrepreneurs will line the halls of Harbor Accelerators, working together to get their businesses to the next level. 22-year old Arianna Megaro, along with 7 others, have come here... More>>

TSA demonstrates importance of explosive sniffing dogs Video included

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Man's best friend is capable of doing more than humans when it comes to keeping the traveling public safe.The Transportation Security Administration has four explosive sniffing dogs in Charleston. Wednesday they demonstrated what the dogs, Brit and GGinley, are able to detect.Like many dogs in the program, GGinley is named in honor of one of the tragedies that makes his job important to our country. He's named after a firefighter lost on 9/11/2001. All TSA dogs with a double letter on their f... More>>

Repairs to Charleston's High Battery complete

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Charleston's iconic High Battery promenade is again open. The city announced Wednesday that work on the $2.7 million, 10-month project was finished on schedule and the Battery and the street nearby are again open. The work consisted of restoring the High Battery sidewalk and seawall that is more than a century old and runs along the city's famed Rainbow Row. The next phase of the project is engineering studies on repairing the Low Battery running almost a mile along the Ashley River on the ot... More>>

RiverDogs GM agrees to prostate exam during ballgame

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Earlier this month, Myrtle Beach Pelicans Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich received an in-game prostate exam as he sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh-inning stretch at a recent Pelicans home game.
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Pants stolen from West Ashley church collecting items for families in need Video included

Almost 400 pairs of pants were stolen from a west ashley church collecting clothes. Almost 400 pairs of pants were stolen from a west ashley church collecting clothes.
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Almost 400 pairs of pants were stolen from a West Ashley church collecting clothes for families in need on Friday. More>>

NC man arrested for solicitation of South Carolina minor

Watson communicated electronically with a minor victim in South Carolina, involving more than 2,000 text and picture messages, with many of them sexual in nature. Watson communicated electronically with a minor victim in South Carolina, involving more than 2,000 text and picture messages, with many of them sexual in nature.
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South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Robert Lee Watson of Hamlet, N.C., on 10 counts connected to the sexual solicitation of a South Carolina a minor.
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Clemson, Auburn agree to football series in 2016, 2017

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Clemson, S.C. – Clemson and Auburn have scheduled a home-and-home football series for the 2016 and 2017 seasons, it was announced Wednesday.
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Bowman man charged with armed robbery of 5 at convenience store

Police say the suspect, Arthur Lee Johnson, Jr., demanded cash from the victim's before letting them leave because they had a child. Police say the suspect, Arthur Lee Johnson, Jr., demanded cash from the victim's before letting them leave because they had a child.
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A judge has denied bond for a 42-year-old Bowman man charged with robbing five individuals at a convenience store. More>>

City of Charleston and CofC participating in Operation Move-Out

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A large number of leases for rental properties in downtown Charleston are over at the end of July. In the past, this has resulted in a build-up of discarded household goods on the City sidewalks and streets as renters and college students move out. In an effort to better manage the removal of the trash from the public right of way, the City of Charleston and College of Charleston will conduct "Operation Move-Out." The Office of Community Relations at the College of Charleston donates $2,000.0... More>>

Boeing to Assemble 787-10 Dreamliner in South Carolina

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that final assembly of the 787-10, the newest and longest member of the 787 Dreamliner family of airplanes, will take place exclusively in North Charleston, S.C. Boeing will continue to assemble both 787-8s and 787-9s in Everett, Wash., and North Charleston. Design of the 787-10 is underway in Everett, with final assembly of the first 787-10 scheduled to begin in South Carolina in 2017. "We looked at all our options and found the most efficient and effective ... More>>

Charleston County leader of AAA's top 20 substandard bridges list

The Wappo Creek Bridge is listed as substandard by AAA. The Wappo Creek Bridge is listed as substandard by AAA.
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Extra funds have ramped up South Carolinas efforts to repair and replace deficient bridges, but one in five of the state's bridges still remain substandard, according to AAA Carolinas. More>>

Police identify one of two teen suspects arrested for Northwoods Mall shooting Video included

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Wednesday authorities identified one of two suspects in the Northwoods Mall shooting as 16-year-old Timothy McClendon More>>

New plant to bring 50 jobs to Harleyville

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A company that makes chemicals used in the concrete industry is opening a new plant in Dorchester County.
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Broken water main that flooded UCLA is shut off

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(AP) - Officials say a broken water pipe that flooded parts of the UCLA campus has been shut off after releasing millions of gallons of water.Los Angeles Department of Water and Power assistant general manager Jim McDaniel says the pipe was shut off around 7 p.m., some 3 1/2 hours after it broke under Sunset Boulevard and began spewing water onto the nearby campus.McDaniel says an estimated eight to 10 million gallons were released. He says the entire city of Los Angeles uses 55 million gallo... More>>

Local leaders call for residents to help end violence throughout Charleston County Video included

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With an average of 1 to 2 shootings per week, Charleston County leaders are asking communities to help police tackle the increase in crime by being engaged. On Tuesday afternoon local officials in Charleston Countytogether at Charleston City Hallcalled for an end toan increase inviolent crimes throughout Charleston County. The press conference was organized by the National Action Network and was attended by Mayor Joe Riley, police chiefs Greg Mullens and Eddie Driggers, Representative Wen... More>>

Former marine fights back against attempted robbery Video included

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The Charleston County Sheriff's Officeis trying to find two men responsible for an attempted robbery.Just before midnight on July 21st at the Kangaroo gas station on Ashley Phosphate, Anthony Morris and his wife were paying for their purchase.A man behind him may have seen that he was carrying several $100 bills. That man and a second suspect in a white SUV can be seen outside near the gas pumps.Morris says they followed him down Ashley phosphate to his Tedder Street home. Once there, one sus... More>>

New standard for teaching evolution in SC gets approval

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South Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday. The joint committee of members of the Education Oversight Committee and state Board of Education passed the standard unanimously. It now goes to the full Education Oversight Committee on August 11th and, if it passes there, to the full state Board of Education on August 13th.The standard is a compromise, after member Sen. Mike Fair, R-Greenville, wante... 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>>

CrossFit athletes at risk for muscle disease Video included

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A disease that used to primarily show up in sports like football is raising concerns among CrossFitters. More>>

Tax free holiday this weekend

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Shoppers are gearing up for the upcoming 3 day sales tax holiday weekend. The tax free days start this Friday and run through the weekend. But, Retailers are saying.. that they are missing sales this week as shoppers are holding back spending …in anticipation of the holiday. One of the big ticket items this weekend, wedding dresses. One of the bridal shops we spoke to today, told us that over half of the brides they’ve seen over the past 3 months are waiting until this weekend to buy their... More>>

Gamecocks and Bucs release fall schedule

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The South Carolina Gamecock football team will open fall camp on Friday, August 1. The first week of practices, which are open to the public, will begin at 7:15 p.m. at the Bluff Road practice fields, across the street from Williams-Brice Stadium.Players will not be available for autographs prior to, during or after the practices. Pets are not permitted on the practice fields. All fans attending the practices must sta... More>>

Former Gamecock Wharton retires from Panthers

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Travelle Wharton, whose 115 games played and 111 games started are second among Panthers offensive linemen, announced his retirement Tuesday. Overall, Wharton ranks seventh in games started and 12th in games played in franchise history.Wharton, who came to the team as a third-round draft choice from South Carolina in 2004, played both guard and tackle for the Panthers, but spent the majority of his career at guard.“I ... More>>

Two wanted for child neglect in Colleton County

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Friday July 25 officers responded to a home on Jesse Round Lane in Colleton County for the welfare check of an infant. More>>

Manhunt called off after Mount Pleasant pursuit, suspect still at large

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Authorities are actively searching for a suspect who fled on foot after a vehicle pursuit with Charleston County Police. More>>

Sons of Confederate Veterans demand apology from Washington & Lee Video included

These are the items the 15-year-old says he wore to Lee Chapel and was asked to remove. These are the items the 15-year-old says he wore to Lee Chapel and was asked to remove.
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Lexington (WSLS) - The Stonewall Brigade, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1296 is calling upon Washington Lee University President, Kenneth P. Ruscio, to apologize for what it calls the school's mistreatment of a 15-year-old boy over the weekend. More>>

The Sertoma Classic has become the traditional beginning to football season in the Lowcountry.

44th annual Sertoma Classic kicks off high school football in the Lowcountry

The Sertoma Classic, held at The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium, has become the traditional beginning to the high school football season in the Lowcountry. The Sertoma Classic, held at The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium, has become the traditional beginning to the high school football season in the Lowcountry.
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The 44th annual Sertoma Classic is scheduled for August 21-22 at The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium.
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Couple's selfie photobombed by lightning bolt Video included

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A couple vacationing in Mexico was almost hit by lightning, a few sources including Washington Post reported Tuesday. More>>

Local prosthetic company showcases sport and fitness prostheses Video included

12 above and below knee amputees had the opportunity to try the Ottobock sport and fitness prostheses as they tried out the wakeboard cable at Trophy Lakes 12 above and below knee amputees had the opportunity to try the Ottobock sport and fitness prostheses as they tried out the wakeboard cable at Trophy Lakes
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A free 3-day event in Charleston focused on active amputees and showcased an advanced collection of sport and fitness prostheses. 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>>

NC woman tests positive for Ebola virus

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A second American working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to the Christian group with whom she works. Nancy Writebol, from Charlotte, was helping a missionary group that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, when she contracted the deadly virus.Writebol and her husband David are employed by Serving in Mission, which has been working with Samaritan's Purse at the Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center? since the current outbreak began in March. The h... More>>

General Motors award-winning & best-selling pick-up truck recalled 9 times

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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra have been recalled 6 times in 2014, which is more than any other vehicle sold in the country.Both pick-ups have seen 9 recalls issued since they went on sale last year. Those recalls did not affect all of the vehicles sold. Some were for fewer than 500 trucks for issues like loose floor mats.GM says the award-winning Silverado is still its best-selling vehicle in America and the Sierra is close behind. More>>

Nissan recalling addition 226,000 vehicles because of defective airbags

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Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Saturday that Nissan North America Inc. is recalling certain lines of its Infiniti, Maxima, Pathfinder and Sentra cars for the model years 2002 to 2004. Faulty air bags have already been blamed for the recall of millions of cars around the world in recent years, including those made by BMW, Chrysler, Ford... More>>

2 Your Health run to live longer

2 Your Health: Run to live longer

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Whether you plod or race...running, even for a few minutes, can reduce your risk of death from heart disease compared to those who don't run at all. That's according to a new study published this week in the journal of the American College of Cardiology.Researchers studied some 55-thousand adults between the ages of 18 and 100, over a 15 year period, noting their overall health, if they ran and how long they lived. Compared to non-runners, investigators found those who ran had a 30 percent lo... More>>

SC becoming more secretive

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Watchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government. One Supreme Court ruling was that public bodies do not have to publish agendas ahead of time. "Without an advance agenda, they (the public) don't know what's going to be discussed at their school board or their county council or city council meeting, and very important issues, they won't have a ... More>>

Murder case possibly placed in jeopardy due to detective's affair with suspect's mother Video included

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A former Charleston County Sheriff’s office detective puts a murder case in jeopardy after it is discovered that he slept with a murder suspect’s mother. The trial of defendant Reginald Gordon was set to begin on July 28 but may have been delayed due to a motion to dismiss filed by the defense attorney. It was discovered that detective Charles Lawrence was sleeping with the mother of Gordon’s co-defendant Derrick Brow... More>>

VIDEO: Dog Passes Out After Seeing Family Member

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The dog in this video gets so excited to see a family member returning home for the first time in two years that she passed out! More>>

Knoxville meteorologist's response to viewer goes viral

A Knoxville meteorologist responded to a viewer’s letter on Facebook because there was no return address, and the post went viral. More>>

Investigation underway into fire at Ashley Oaks Apartments in West Ashley Video included

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An investigation is underway into an early morning fire at Ashley Oaks Apartments in West Ashley... More>>

Deputies say father murdered son, family describes accidental shooting Video included

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Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a shooting in North Charleston shortly after 10:00pm Saturday night.
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RiverDogs partner with Palmetto for Goodwill Hunting

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The Charleston RiverDogs and Palmetto Goodwill have teamed up to host Goodwill Hunting, a tri-county scavenger hunt that runs Monday, August 4 through Sunday, August 10 at select Goodwill stores. Participants can win tickets to a RiverDogs game at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park and a chance to win a daily prize pack. Starting August 4, scavenger hunt items will be placed in select Goodwill retail stores in Berkeley, Dorchester, and Charleston counties. Clues leading to the Goodwill store where th... More>>

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

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

Fatal accident in Charleston County

Fatal accident in Charleston County Video included

Monica Bailey of Awendaw. (courtesy - facebook) Monica Bailey of Awendaw. (courtesy - facebook)
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Authorities are currently investigating a fatal accident in Charleston County.According to investigators, a Lincoln Towne Car was traveling east on Guerins Bridge Road towards US Hwy 17 when it collided with a semi tanker truck traveling south on US Hwy 17.
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VIDEO: Sea turtles hatch in the Keys Video included

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Look at them go - these tiny sea turtles hatched in the Keys this weekend. More>>

Kingsport home destroyed in tornado Video included

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Video sent into us by a viewer shows a tornado moving swiftly through the Rock Springs Road area in Kingsport. In the blink of an eye, that tornado left one home in pieces.
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Nightclub owner accused of killing patron

Nightclub owner accused of killing patron

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - A retired New York corrections officer is accused of killing a man at the Orangeburg nightclub he owned. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports (http://bit.ly/1uvFMjn ) 69-year-old James Williams was charged Saturday with murder in the July 19 death of 26-year-old Phillip Brunson at the Corner Pocket Club. According to an incident report, Williams told deputies Brunson tried to enter his club with a pistol, and when Brunson shot at a glass door, Williams returned... More>>

SC State President optimistic after turbulence

SC State President optimistic after turbulence

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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Thomas Elzey knew he was facing a challenge when he became president of South Carolina State University a year ago. He didn't realize how big a challenge. Elzey tells The Associated Press in an interview the Orangeburg school has had to deal with what he called "a perfect storm" of problems. For years there was infighting among the administration and its board, and Elzey says the school never took steps to deal with drops in enrollment and government aid that came with... More>>

Winthrop trustees: Football still a possibility

Winthrop trustees: Football still a possibility

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ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Winthrop University trustees are still considering adding a football program, despite last month's firing of the university president who was leading the inquiry. Board Chairwoman Kathy Bigham told The Herald of Rock Hill (http://bit.ly/1xht5F0 ) the board could discuss the possibility after classes start next month. Officials are awaiting an economic impact study conducted by four Winthrop students who are seeking a master's degree in business administration. Professor... More>>

Sea Turtle nests down compared to last year on Folly Beach Video included

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Sea turtles have already started hatching on South Carolina beaches, typically nesting from May through August. But this year, there aren't as many sea turtle nestsonFolly Beachcompared to last year. Wildlife biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, Charlotte Hope, says there were 108 nests on Folly last year, and this year there are only 20 nests so far. "We're going to have a slightly lower year this year than even the 32 year average, ... More>>

Unity Day

CPD officers talk about building trust with community Video included

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Even after the death a young man is ruled a suicide, local leaders claim he was racially profiled. Denzel Curnell, died in the presence of a Charleston city police officer and questions remain and some believe trust was lost between the department and the community. During the department’s annual “Unity Day” News 2 talked to police officers about how they are strengthening their relationship with the community.“Every ... More>>

American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

American doctor in Africa tests positive for ebola

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BOONE, N.C. (AP) - An aid organization says that an American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus. North Carolina-based Samaritan's Purse issued a news release Saturday saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Brantly had been serving as medical director for the aid organization's case management center in the city. Samaritan's Purse spokeswoman Melissa Strickland sa... More>>

Cleanup underway after CSX train derails in the Upstate

Cleanup underway after CSX train derails in the Upstate

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A CSX spokeswoman says it could be weeks before the cause of a train derailment in downtown Spartanburg can be determined. Authorities say a train carrying 90 tanks of ethanol derailed Friday, and crews spent most of the day cleaning up the damage and investigating. No injuries were reported, and no leaks were found. Spokeswoman Carla Groteau said it will take weeks of investigation to determine how the train derailed. CSX officials say the train was transporting etha... More>>

Authorities investigating Berkeley County shooting, victim not cooperating

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Authorities are investigating a shooting in Berkeley County but the victim isn't cooperating. According the police, Berkeley County Sheriff's deputies responded to a shots fired at Club Zone on County Line Rd. in the Cross area of Berkeley County. Deputies found spent shell casings on the ground. Several people were at the scene, but nobody was willing to offer any information.Later a sheriff's deputy with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department called from Orangeburg Medical Center after ... More>>

DHEC asks trustee of closed landfill to resign

DHEC asks trustee of closed landfill to resign

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State environmental regulators are asking the company that's managing a closed hazardous waste landfill in Sumter County to resign as trustee. Department of Health and Environmental Control director Catherine Templeton told The Associated Press on Friday that Kestrel Horizons has done a good job overseeing the 279-acre site near Lake Marion, but its administrative fees are too high. She said the fees are further depleting the trust fund that's supposed to maintain the si... More>>

SC Democrats busy just 100 days before election

SC Democrats busy just 100 days before election

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Democrats plan a weekend of knocking on doors and talking to voters just 100 days before the November elections. State Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison said volunteers will gather at the party headquarters in Columbia on Saturday morning to hear from him, gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen, lieutenant governor candidate Bakari Sellers and others about the party's message and the need for change. Harrison says those volunteers will then spend t... More>>

Federal grant to help map SC coastal battlegrounds

Federal grant to help map SC coastal battlegrounds

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Dozens of fortifications from the Revolutionary War and Civil War remain in the Charleston area, and now there will be a complete list of those sites. The South Carolina Battlefield Preservation Trust this month received a $75,000 American Battlefield Protection Program Grant from the National Park Service allowing researchers to create a database of battle sites in Charleston and Jasper counties. The project will list of the sites with their GPS coordinates along with... More>>

After trip to Israel, Charleston visitor says canceling flights to the country is favoring one side of the war Video included

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Flights to Israel's Tel Aviv airport both stopped and resumed this week.A once resident of Israel, Yosef Herzog made a stop in Charleston this weekend and tells News 2 he thinks canceling flightstoIsraelis taking sides in the war."The FAA handed a win to Hamas. This is exactly what they wanted," he said.Herzog was recently in Tel Aviv and insists he felt safe enough to return at any moment.Earlier this week,European Aviation Safety Agency recommended national authorities base decisions on fly... More>>

Haley to see SC beach town officials on bikers

Haley to see SC beach town officials on bikers

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - Gov, Nikki Haley is planning to meet with leaders of Atlantic Beach, two months after she said the beach town's biker rally had to end following a Memorial Day shooting rampage in which three people were killed. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports (http://bit.ly/1AjFhth) Haley and the Atlantic Beach Town Council are meeting on Tuesday at the community center. Town Manager William Booker said he expects the discussion to be held in executive session. Public bodies ar... More>>

Hospital to expand water filtration system

Hospital to expand water filtration system

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Greenville Health System says it will expand a new water filtration system to all of its campuses to prevent the type of outbreak that infected 15 patients and may have led to four deaths. The Greenville News reports () that medical quality director Dr. Robert Mobley Jr. said installation of the new filtration system is an extraordinary measure, but one the system has taken on to protect patients. Officials said last month that 14 people tested positive for atypical My... More>>

2 women accused in death of South Carolina man

2 women accused in death of South Carolina man

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LAKE CITY, S.C. (AP) - The sheriff's office in Williamsburg County says two women are charged in the death of a man whose body was found in his home earlier this month. The Morning News of Florence reports (http://bit.ly/1os1TT8) that Sheriff John Bartell said Donna Hemmans and Tasha McClary are charged in the death of 39-year-old Charles Burroughs. Bartell said Burroughs' body was found in his home on July 11 with two gunshot wounds. Bartell identified one of the two women as Burroughs' girl... More>>

Ladybug released at Magnolia Gardens

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If ladybugs are lucky, then Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will have no shortage of luck anytime soon.Thousands of people flocked to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on Saturday to help release nearly 150,000 of the red bugs. The bugs arrive to the plantation in style. They were brought in a redVW Bug decorated to look like the ladybug."These lady bugs are very beneficial for our gardens. So they eat aphids and scaled insects which are bugs that sort of harm the plants around here. So the lad... More>>

Summerville power outage causes havoc

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People in Summerville have their electricity back on Friday evening after a massive power outage earlier today. That outage left 12,000 without power there. SCEG officials tell News 2 that the outage was caused by a tree that made contact with a major distribution line. They say it took up to 45 minutes to get the power turned back on. For people in that area, meanwhile, the outage causing havoc with traffic and shutting down restaurants and stores. Officials at SCE G say they try to trim... More>>

Fatal tractor trailer crash in Orangeburg County

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A fatal accident Friday morning in Orangeburg County backs up traffic for hours as crews try to clean-up a potential hazmat situation.According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, an accident between a tractor trailer and a SUV happened about 10:45 Friday morning on I-26 Eastbound around the 159 mile marker in Orangeburg County.According to the Orangeburg County Coroner's office, the driver of the tractor-trailer, 55-year-old Benjamin Amstutz, of West Columbia, died on the scene from blunt ... More>>

350 immigrant children caught at border sent to South Carolina

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350 children caught at the U.S. border with Mexico were sent to live in South Carolina between January 1st and July 7th of this year, according to federal officials. They’re now living with relatives or sponsor families. More than 30,000 unaccompanied children caught at the border have been sent to relatives or sponsors nationwide. Federal government officials say the law prevents them from telling the state who the children are, who they’re living with, or where in the state they are. Gov. N... More>>

Minor league GM gets public prostate exam

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There was as much attention on the press box as on the field at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball game as team's general manager had a public prostate exam. During the seventh inning stretch of Thursday's game, Andy Milovich bent over with his head out the press box window singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" as the exam was performed as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Night. Milovich had the exam as part of a challenge with a 10-year-old girl suffering from brain cancer who... More>>

VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course Video included

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An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course. A golfer shot the video using a cell phone More>>

Facebook tip helps find missing Ocean Isle Beach teen

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Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives announced 16-year-old Haley Brook Clark from Ocean Isle Beach has been located and she is safe. More>>

Sisters reunited in NC for the first time since 1944

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It's been a moment that's been years in the making. Aftermore than six decades not evenknowing they lost each other, Deva Buttram,70, and her sister Nancy Hansen, 71,reunited.Deva told WRAL reporter Ken Smith, "I have been looking for her because I knew about her, but I didn't know if she knew about me."Nancy didknow and has been longing for the meeting as well."I walked on clouds for about two weeks, I couldn't belie... More>>

Guy diving for golf balls, bitten by alligator and it's not the first time

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Apparently being a golf ball retriever in Florida can be a hazardous job. A man contracted to dive for golf balls on one course ended up in the hospital after being bitten on the arm and hand by an alligator.Steven Martinez,51, was doing his job diving for golf balls at the bottom of the lake at Bonaventure Country Club in Weston. Martinez was able to shake off the alligator after being bit and quickly got out of the water.He drove himself to the pro shop where they called 911.It's not the fi... More>>

Possible tornado touches down at VA campground; reports of deaths

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There are reports of a possible tornado that toucheddown at a campground located at the southern tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore. The Cherrystone Family Camping RV Resort near Cape Charles has extensive damage.The National Weather Service radarshowed awaterspout over the Chesapeake Bay shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday forcing an alert to be issued.It's unclear of the extent of injuries. Some media outlets reported deaths but those are not confirmed. More>>

Manatee calf rescued, adopted at SeaWorld Orlando Video included

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SeaWorld Orlando experts will now be taking care of a small orphanated baby manatee that was rescued near the Indian River in Port St. John by the FPL plant, NBC-2 in Orlando reported. More>>

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began Video included

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A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. More>>

2 Your Health Join the Fight For Air Climb at North Charleston Coliseum

2 Your Health Join the Fight For Air Climb at North Charleston Coliseum

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The Fight for Air Climb is one of the American Lung Association's signature fundraising events. With events in more than 65 cities, participants young and old climb to raise funds in support of the mission of the American Lung Association: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.Saturday's unique event is planned for the North Charleston Coliseum and challenges participants as they walk, run or race up hundreds of steps. Sometimes called a "vertical road race", team... More>>

Stray dog found carrying sidekick Chihuahua around in her mouth

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The story of a stray lab-Pit Bull mix who took care of her injured Chihuahua sidekick is melting the hearts of people all across the country.The Savannah-Chatham Police Department is hoping all the attention will help them find a home for this special pair. 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>>

4-year-old Boy mauled to death by pit bulls

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Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night, four-year-old Logan Shepard sat down to enjoy ice cream at his uncle and aunt's house on Rhodine Road in Riverview.Moments later, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies found the toddler on the front lawn of the house with two pit bull dogs standing over him.Authorities believe the dogs attacked the boy and mauled him to death when he was left alone in the family room of his relatives' home. Logan was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report i... More>>

Durham mom says she didn't try to give away kids on Craigslist Video included

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A mother of five says an ad she posted on Craigslist, in which she asked for someone to "take her five kids," was not what it seemed. More>>

'Extraordinary' little boy finishes triathlon with his disabled brother

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Never underestimate the power of brotherly love. Eight-year-old Noah Aldrich didn’t want his 6-year-old sibling Lucas — who is confined to a wheelchair — to miss out on a youth triathlon this month. More>>

Disabled bride walks down aisle with help of hi-tech suit Video included

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A video of a bride with a lower body disability in Italy walking down the aisle on her own with the help of a special bionic suit was released on Facebook. More>>

Mysterious 'woman in black' wandering throughout the South

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A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee and Virginia. Few people claim to know much about the so called "woman in black" spotted in the Mossy Grove More>>

Man molested teens as waves crashed at water park, sheriff says

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man accused of molesting multiple teen girls at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. According to WESH, four women came forward saying 54-year-old Perry Stiles touched the victims inappropriately
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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>>

Newport man survives flesh-eating bacteria Video included

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Braden Leonard was riding his mountain bike at Ballard Park not far from his home here in Newport when he fell into some thorns. What happened after that is incredible. A rare infection claimed his right hand and nearly killed him.
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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>>

Gunmaker PTR owes Horry County tens of thousands of dollars in late payments

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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) - Gun manufacturer PTR owes Horry County months of late payments, according to Horry County officials.Horry County Spokesperson Lisa Bourcier says PTR owes payments from June, July, and the late fees that have accrued, for things the county paid for at the gun company's building at Cool Springs Business Park near Aynor.The companywill pay$7,000-8,000 a month in rent, but it is getting three years of free rent per its original contract.Still, the Myrtle Beach Regional... More>>

SC Peach Festival Kicks off with Peach Eating Contest in Gaffney Video included

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The 2014 SC Peach Festival is underway in Gaffney, and with a pageant, dog show, wrestling match and of course lots of peaches, this two-weekend-long celebration has plenty to offer! Jennifer Martin shows us how the fun began with a peach eating contest. For more information visit www.scpeachfestival.net

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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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Flight diverted to MYR for cracked windshield

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A flight was diverted to MYR International Friday morning after acrack in the windshield was discovered. Kirk Lovell,Assistant Director of Airports, tells News13 the plane landed without incident. No word on how many people were on board or where the flight originated from or where it was going. More>>

Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane Video included

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Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied... More>>

American Idol comes to Myrtle Beach; businesses say more similar events needed Video included

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Business owners in Myrtle Beach say Thursday’s visit from American Idol helped boost sales during a slow time in the summer season.A Coastal Carolina University lodging report released this week states that hotel numbers have steadily decreased along the Grand Strand since May 25th."The last few weeks after July 4th we noticed it dropped a little bit,” said Victor Shamah.Shamah owns the Bowery in Myrtle Beach.He says ... More>>

Team to examine Charleston County 911 public safety standards

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Team to Examine 911 Center’s Public Safety Standards for AccreditationPublic invited to comment to assessment teamA team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on July 28, 2014 to examine all aspects of theCharleston County Consolidation 911 Center's policy and procedures, management, operations and support services{dot} “Verification by the team that C... More>>

Painter rescued after suspended from bridge for 2 hours

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Columbus emergency personnel have rescued a construction worker who spent about two hours suspended above the Chattahoochee River after being injured while painting the 13th Street Bridge.The WRBL News 3 13th Street Bridge camera on the Eagle and Phenix building showed crews attempting to reach the man. The man could be seen laying on a scaffolding ladder under the westbound lanes of the road after an "unknown metal object" hit him in the back, officials say. Rescue crews used a fire truck's ... More>>

5-year-old writes letter to police asking to stop speeders

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Like most children, 5-year old Presley Keeton of Westlake, Ohio likes to play outside. But, she says she didn't always feel safe outside her house because of speeders gong more than the 25 mph speed limit. Presley said she was concerned about safety in her neighborhood so she decided to write a letter to police to ask for some help and she got an immediate response. She invited police to come to her street and see the problem for themselves. The letter was rather ... More>>

Bank robbery gunbattle; 2 suspects and hostage killed

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Robbers fleeing a California bank took three women hostage and threw two of them from their getaway vehicle, as they fired repeatedly at police during a high-speed chase. Police shot out their tires but the shooting continued, fatally wounding two suspects and the last hostage. The violence in this central California city erupted Wednesday afternoon when officers responded to a report of a robbery at a Bank of the West branch and spotted three men taking three female hostages from the bank at... More>>

Coffee and wasabi flavored chips about to hit store shelves

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American palates have changed considerably over the years, but is the country ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay's? Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo Inc., will announce on Wednesday the coffee-flavored chips as one of the four finalists for its second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest in the U.S., which gives people a chance to create a new potato chip that is sold nationally and win $1 million. The other three finalists are Cheddar Bacon Mac Cheese, Mango Salsa and Wasabi Ginger.Frito-... More>>

Dating Naked: The New Blind Date

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As if blind dates are not awkward enough, this new dating show 'lets it all hang out' as daters are also completely naked. On VH1's new reality show, "Dating Naked", contestants go to remote and exotic locations to search for love, but first they have to remove all of their clothes. More>>

The way strangers Photoshopped this baby's picture will touch your heart

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A grieving father’s simple appeal to strangers has resulted in a beautiful gift: Portraits of his daughter, finally free of the machines that surrounded her during her brief life. More>>

3-year-old hailed a hero for saving elderly man

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A fast-acting three-year-old is being credited with saving a Tennessee man stuck inside a sweltering car.Bob King gotlocked inside the car Saturday the parking lot of his church. Temperatures outside were on the rise and insideKing's car the heat was quickly building.Three-year-old Keith Williams happen to walk by."I hollered at him and he just looked at me kind of funny and I said 'yeah I'm locked in here,'" King said.King has battled cancer, suffered from strokes and wears a pacemaker. He s... More>>

Cat Takes Extreme Sport To Next Level

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In this video, Didga the cat shows us how cats participate in the sport of parkour, or as Didga prefers, purrkour. More>>

Shoppers in TX break car window with kids in hot car

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Some shoppers jump into action -- smashing open a car, after spotting children inside. It happened Monday in Katy, Texas, where temperatures hovered above 90 degrees.Shoppers in a strip center parking lot taking matters into their own hands, after noticing two small children in a hot Jeep."It was a crazy situation man," said Gabriel Del Valle.He saidhe stepped out of his nearby shop after hearing the sound of children crying out in desperation. "The kids were in there crying. I mean you would... More>>

WWII veteran shoots and kills NC neighbor in self defense; officials say he will not be charged

vin Anderson Ray, 89, said a former tenant was upset about a broken A/C unit when the situation got out of hand Saturday on Jordan Lane in Wake Forest. vin Anderson Ray, 89, said a former tenant was upset about a broken A/C unit when the situation got out of hand Saturday on Jordan Lane in Wake Forest.
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The Wake County District Attorney's Office says it will not file criminal charges against a World War II veteran who killed his neighbor in Wake Forest.Calvin Anderson Ray, 89, said a former tenant was upset about a broken A/C unit when the situation got out of hand Saturday on Jordan Lane in Wake Forest.Ray has a new door after he said his former neighbor and tenant, 47-year-old Jeffery Mitchell, kicked it in."He broke in my house, he broke the lock, he knocked and knocked at the door," Ray ... More>>

Sudden hail storm hits beach in Russia Video included

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Beach-goers were caught off guard when an intense hail storm came out of no where in Novosibirsk, Russia More>>

Insane Motorcycle Crash Captured On Camera

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***WARNING*** This video contains graphic language, but who can really blame the guy. More>>

'Miracle Baby' Survives Miscarriage, Abortion Pills

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Michelle Hui’s world was turned upside down when she miscarried on her way to work. More>>

SC man accused of dragging dog scheduled for court

The dog known as known as Andra Grace was sent to New York for rehabilitation after being hurt in December, 2013. The dog known as known as Andra Grace was sent to New York for rehabilitation after being hurt in December, 2013.
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Roger Dennis Owens - accused of dragging a dog behind his truck and leaving the animal for dead - is scheduled to appear in a Greenville court room Tuesday.Owens is charged with ill treatment of an animal from the incident last December in Marietta. He will appear before Judge Letitia Verdin.Greenville County Animal Control officers say the incident with the dog happened near the intersection of Geer Highway and Wildwood Road. They say they took a call from someone saying they saw the dog bei... More>>

Georgetown County deputy involved in fatal shooting

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The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigation an officer-involved shooting involving a Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputy.The incident resulted in the death of a 37-year-old woman who has alleged mental health issues."At approximately 6:30 p.m. on July 12, 2014, Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Ashcraft Circle in the Litchfield Beach Community of Georgetown County for a welfare check. Sheriff's deputies were contacted by a family member con... More>>

VIDEO: Giant Spider Invasion? Video included

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Meteorologist Glenn Glazer had a surprise guest during his Thursday morning weather report on NBC affiliate WPTV Thursday morning. More>>

Giant Rubiks Cube Spotted in NYC Video included

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An odd sight in New York City on Friday morning, a giant replica of a world famous puzzle floating down the Hudson River. More>>

Woman finds 7 ft. snake in her engine after car breaks down

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A woman was terrified when she found out what caused her car to break down. Jackson Ault pulled over to help the woman. When he opened the hood of her car, a 20 pound python stared him down. He said it looked right at him, flicked its tongue and looking at kind of freaked him out a little bit.They called police and Lt. Louis Carlos had a much different reaction. He wanted to hold it and with with no fear at all, the officer took the snake off the engine, and babysat it until animal control go... More>>

"Vampire facial" offers new way to look younger

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A new type of cosmetic craze is hitting the market called the "vampire facial" or the "blood facial."It uses your own blood platelets to make you look younger, heal tissue and regenerate cells. It works by starting with numbing cream. Then the blood is drawn and put through a machine and it separates the red and white blood cells from the platelets - turning into a yellowish color. Then comes the skin pin. It causes p... More>>

Charleston named Dog Town USA’s best city for dogs in Southeast region

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Dog Fancy, the world's most widely read dog magazine, has named Charleston the winner of Dog Town USA's Southeast Region in 2014.
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New Veteran Center in N. Charleston offers hope Video included

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As the nation turns a critical eye towards the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston is now offering more services to help more veterans. Tuesday, VA officials officially opened a new "Vet Center" on West Montague Avenue in North Charleston. The new center is double the size of the old and allows the VA to serve more veterans with emotional therapy and counseling. A new therapist, who will work with active duty military ... More>>

Same-Sex Couple, Kids Denied Family Pass At Galion Pool Video included

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A same-sex couple from Galion is trying to change the way the city views family. More>>

Mom of 3 receives death threats after Tweeting Hobby Lobby photo

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A Southern mom of 3 young children has received death threats after she posted a photo on Twitter last week supporting the recent US Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision, Chick fil A and the pro-life movement. Holly Fisher, of West Virginia, happened to be in the Hobby Lobby parking lot and had just eaten at the adjacent Chick fil A in Barboursville last week when her husband took a photo of her wearing a pro-life t-shirt. The woman, from a town called Nitro, posted the photo on her Twitter a... More>>

Don't use spray sunscreen on kids, says consumer group

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Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed. The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports. More>>

Missing Tampa teens found in Montana

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Two Tampa teens reported missing in May have been located in Montana, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says. More>>

Venus the cat appears to have two faces

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An adorable cat with humble beginnings on a North Carolina dairy farm has found fame on the internet."Venus the Amazing Chimera Cat" appears to have two faces because of her distinct fur markings.The left side of Venus' face is black with a green eye, the right side of her face has orange tabby cat markings with a striking blue eye. The two distinct markings meet at the center of Venus' face, making it look like she has two faces.Venus has more than 211,000 likes on her Facebook fan page and ... More>>

U-Haul driver rips awning off Tampa funeral home Video included

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A driver of a U-Haul truck ripped a $6,000 awning off the front of a Tampa funeral home and a security camera captured the whole thing.

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EXCLUSIVE: Fireworks explosion kills Polk woman, now family warning others Video included

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The husband of an Auburndale woman who died when 200 mortars exploded in her house over the Fourth of July holiday is hoping others will listen to his warning, so they won't lose a loved one. More>>

Women Allegedly Caught Trying To Nab Family's Tent

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Warning- this video does contain strong language. More>>

VIRAL: 2-year-old amputee learns to walk, exclaims, 'I got it!' Video included

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Get your tissues ready: You're gonna need them after watching this short video of little Kayden Elijah Kinckle, a 2-year-old amputee who has totally, completely, got this walking thing down. More>>

Veterans turning to American Legion for medical help

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The American Legion is hosting crisis centers to help veterans get doctor's appointments and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.More than 1,800 people in Arizona, North Carolina and Texas have been helped so far. The Legion will set up the temporary centers in seven more cities that also saw the longest waiting times.The centers come in the wake of the VA scandal that brought to light long wait times and false record-keeping.We checked with the American Legion Department of Sout... More>>

Police investigate Sunday shooting in North Charleston Video included

Police are investigating a Sunday shooting death on Rivers Avenue near Alton Street. Police are investigating a Sunday shooting death on Rivers Avenue near Alton Street.
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North Charleston police are investigating what appears to be a shooting on Rivers Avenue near Alton Street.Charleston County
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Tornado backdrop for wedding photos

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Wedding pictures are supposed to capture that special moment like no other. Colleen Niska definitely captured quite a moment for a couple tying the knot in Saskatchewan, Canada. The unnamed couple was posing for pictures when professional photographer Colleen Niska started snapping pictures with a tornado in the background.The couple and Colleen had never seen a tornado before and it was miles away. They had already tied the knot and wanted to get the dramatic shot walking down the road with ... More>>

NC Toddler dies after climbing into car with pet dog

Logan Cox dies after becoming trapped in locked car. Logan Cox dies after becoming trapped in locked car.
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Logan Cox, and his pet dog became locked car inside a family car.The 3-year-old Lancaster County boy suffered heat stroke Wednesday after he climbed intothe car which became locked and trapped the pair.The boy died Sunday at Carolinas Medical Center and the dog also died.Authorities say the boy left the house without the knowledge of an adult. Logan had been watching TV with his mother when she reportedly dozed off. No word on how long Logan was actually in the car before he was found. More>>

Fire destroys Fireworks Superstore, shuts down I-75 in Campbell county Video included

A Sunday evening fire destroyed the Fireworks Superstore building off I-75 near Exit 141 in Campbell County.
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Taylor Swift 'repeats' Fourth holiday in Watch Hill

The guests went out on a yacht over the weekend. The guests went out on a yacht over the weekend.
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For the second year in a row, pop singer Taylor Swift celebrated her Fourth of July weekend at her home in Rhode Island. More>>

SC police officer involved in fatal wreck

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One man is dead and a Dillon police officer has been injured after a crash.Authorities said officer Jacob Richardson was driving to back up a Dillon County deputy around 2:20 a.m. Sunday when a car collided with his cruiser on state Highway 9 a few miles west of Dillon.Troopers say one of the four passengers in the 2011 Mitsubishi was killed. Richardson, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to a hospital in Florence. He is expected to survive.A special team of Highway Patrol troopers is inve... More>>

DHEC now uses signs to warn of ocean bacteria

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South Carolina environmental officials are now relying on permanent signs to warn swimmers of possible unsafe bacteria levels along the Grand Strand.The Department of Health and Environmental Control used to send notifications to newspapers and television when bacteria levels in the ocean reached unsafe levels.But DHEC spokesman Mark Plowdentold The State newspaper in Columbia that it was better to put signs near areas that regularly test high for bacteria levels after heavy rains instead of ... More>>

Moped deaths see significant increase in SC

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State troopers say overall fatalities on South Carolina roads in 2014 are similar to last year's totals, but they are seeing a significant increase in deaths of people on mopeds.Highway Patrol Lt. Kelley Hughes told The Greenville Newsthat 18 people have died on mopeds in the state in the first six months of 2014. Troopers reported seven moped deaths in the first half of 2013.Overall, the Highway Patrol says 357 people died on South Carolina roads from January through June, one more than the ... More>>

North Charleston man killed in 4th of July shooting

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Detectives are investigating a shooting death that happened on Cedargrove Drive in North Charleston Friday night. It appears that 43-year-old Anthony Eugene was shot by someone. Information is still scarce, but according to Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet it happened at around 10:30 Friday night. More>>

Prosecutors deny deal struck with murder suspect

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Prosecutors say a Rock Hill Police detective was not speaking for them when he told a man who would be charged with murder that all charges against him would be dropped if he gave up information about his street gang.The Herald of Rock Hill reportsthat a lawyer for 20-year-old Abbdul Emmanuel is asking that a judge force prosecutors to keep the investigator's promise.But Solicitor Kevin Brackett says the detective didn't know Emmanuel would be charged with murder the next day and the solicito... More>>

SC firefighters rescue man stuck in tree

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Firefighters in Anderson County had to help rescue a man who got stuck in a tree.Authorities told the Anderson Independent-Mail that the man was using special devices on his feet to climb the pine tree Friday night in Piedmont when one of the shoes fell off when he was at least 20 feet off the ground.A friend of the man called 911, and firefighters used a ladder to bring climbing equipment back to him. The man then was able to get down the tree on his own.Authorities don't know why the man wa... More>>

SC man struck, killed by 18-wheeler

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Troopers say a 32-year-old man has been killed after he was struck by an 18-wheeler while walking on a Marion County highway.Authorities said Tyrone Simmons of Mullins was walking south around 11:30 p.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 501 north of Marion when he was hit from behind by the tractor trailer.Investigators say the driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.Troopers say the incident is under investigation. More>>

Car hits North Myrtle Beach Police Officers responding to wreck

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue reportstwo officers were hit by a vehicle while they were working at another wreck.On a Facebook post, North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue wrote, "We are thankful to report that both officers working one of the numerous MVAs and were struck by another vehicle, were treated and released without any major injuries."The post goes on to remind drivers to check their surroundings and to be cautious when approaching emergency responders. I... More>>

Young SC mom dies in car crash

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A mother who leaves behind a son died in an early morning accident in Bamberg County, South Carolina.She is identified as 26 year old Rebecca "Brooke" Girardeau of Bamberg. More>>

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

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  • 21 arrested as deputies target heroin in Pawleys Island area

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  • Body of missing boater found in Darlington County river

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