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House fire North Charleston

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

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

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

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

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

Itsy Bitsy Spiders Weaving Trouble Lead to Recall of Suzuki Cars

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

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

FBI Citizens Academy: SWAT Team Video included

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

Charleston Southern swamps NAIA Point 61-9

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

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

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

Riding for a cause: Raising money for veterans Video included

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

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

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

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

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

State leaders pushing for legislation on domestic violence

Domestic Violence victim speaks out and tells of brutal attack

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

No coach, but CofC finally releases basketball schedule

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

The Citadel opens with Coastal Carolina Saturday

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

Clemson season ticket sales reach 6-year high

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

Disorderly Conduct keeps Johnson from getting CofC job

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

Suspect arrested for his role in an attempted armed robbery

Suspect arrested for his role in an attempted armed robbery

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

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

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

1.5M to travel in Carolinas this holiday weekend

1.5M to travel in Carolinas this holiday weekend

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

Hello Kitty not a cat!

Hello Kitty not a cat!

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

Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

Omaha police bullet kills 'Cops' film crew member

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

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football

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

Man sentenced in illegal pesticide case

Man sentenced in illegal pesticide case

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

Investigation underway after shots fired in Georgetown

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

Doctors say with recent storms, come allergies Video included

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

Students suspended from Haut Gap Middle School

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dozens of blighted Georgetown homes set for demolition Video included

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

Anthony Johnson withdraws from CofC men's Basketball coach search

Anthony Johnson withdraws from CofC Men's Basketball coach search

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

Tropics getting active

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

Georgetown Sheriff’s investigators searching for a burglary suspect

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

Harrell: Stemming domestic violence to be priority

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

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

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

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

Berkeley County inmate back in custody after escaping custody

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

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

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

College of Charleston to offer two-day suicide intervention class

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dorchester Co. partners with DD4 to enforce work ethic skills

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

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

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

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

Gamecocks LB Moore won't start opener

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

Baby struck by car in Providence driveway Video included

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A 15-month-old baby boy remains in critical condition after police say a neighbor leaving for work ran over the boy without realizing it. More>>

What are your rights as a renter?

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

Changes and good food in this years Charleston Restaurant Week

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

Rip tide risk increases heading into September

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

Remember Netscape browser? Class of '18 doesn't

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If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna's daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the University of Michigan. More>>

Swinney: Suspended Clemson players out vs Georgia

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

North Charleston police searching for robbery and stabbing suspect

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

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

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

Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Two Children Die

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

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

School start time shuffle? Video included

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

2 Your Health What you may not know about ALS

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

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

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

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

Two gun incidents surrounding Sertoma Classic Video included

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

Local businessman arrested; charged with sex crime

Local businessman arrested; charged with sex crime

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

Meth lab found during traffic stop

Meth lab found during traffic stop

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

Authorities investigate weekend shooting incident in Colleton County

Authorities investigate weekend shooting incident in Colleton County

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

Ice Bucket Challenge accelerating donations for ALS research Video included

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

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

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

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

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

Athlete asks judge to reject NCAA head-injury deal

Athlete asks judge to reject NCAA head-injury deal

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

USGS: 6.0 earthquake shakes Northern California

USGS: 6.0 earthquake shakes Northern California

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

Williamsburg County officials search for burglary suspects

Williamsburg County officials search for burglary suspects

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

Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

Manziel fined $12,000 for middle finger flip

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

Authorities search for missing North Charleston man

Authorities search for missing North Charleston man

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

Election race for SC education chief underway

Election race for SC education chief underway

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

Georgetown man dies in single-car crash

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

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

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

Michael Brown rally held in downtown Tampa

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

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Revenue now pays 90 percent of SC state park costs

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

Citadel professor discusses Isis threat to Americans Video included

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

Shots fired, teen arrested, 4 guns recovered after Sertoma

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

Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

Parole denied yet again for John Lennon's killer

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

Trooper who arrested NFL's Montgomery fired

Trooper who arrested NFL's Montgomery fired

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

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

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

Charleston police arrest student for having gun at Sertoma

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

Florence man dies, son hurt in Williamsburg County crash

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

Biker Crash Real Or Fake? Video included

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

Public Meeting: School bell changes

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

False Police Reports Come With Costly Consequences Video included

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

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

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

Moncks Corner smell attributed to "sludge" Video included

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

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

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

Bean bag chairs recalled after 2 children die

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

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

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

Man injured during Memorial Day motel shootings now arrested

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

Myrtle Beach police look for murder leads in Lowcountry Video included

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Myrtle Beach detectives are still searching for the person who killed three people from the Summerville area in Myrtle Beach during "Bike Week."In May, someone shot and killed 28-year-old Jamie Williams of Ladson, 22-year-old Sandy Barnwell of Summerville and 21-year-old Devonte Dantzler of Summerville. Police say it is a difficult task with thousands visiting the area for "Bike Week." "The suspects that perpetrated this crime can very well be from an entirely different part of the United Sta... More>>

SC man swipes case of beer, smashes open register, grabs cash, deputies say

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A strong armed robbery at a Sunoco on Reidville Road has Spartanburg Deputies searching for the suspect after they say he smashed the cash register on the ground and stole cash from it. Monday around 8:40 pm the suspect, Harold Gene Justice, age 53, entered the Sunoco More>>

Myrtle Beach woman beat up man after he 'passed gas' in her face, police say

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A Myrtle Beach man and woman were arrested after they came to blows in a fight sparked when the man allegedly “passed gas” near the woman’s face, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report. The incident happened on Monday night around 7:45 pm at a house in the 900
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Nearly 60 arrested in SC town's 4-day prostitution sting

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Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.  Of the 59 people 33 of them were "Johns", 25 were prostitutes, and one was arrested as a pimp for aiding and abetting. More>>

Friends remember Pee Dee paramedic found in Lake Marion Video included

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Search teams found a Pee Dee man dead on Lake Marion over the weekend.The Claredon County coroner's office says crews found the body of 29-year-old Jeffery Brigman around 9:30 a.m. Sunday.He disappeared Friday night while on the lake with his family. Brigman worked at Carolina Medcare as a paramedic in Florence.However, for many of Brigman's friends his loss was a tough pill to swallow."I've loved him for a long time.... More>>

Man Accused of Threatening Students Arrested

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Chatham County School Board officials say campus police are investigating claims that a man brandished a gun at students at a bus stop Friday morning. Campus police as well and Savannah Chatham Metro responded to Wilshire Street around 7:00am. There students from Southwest Middle School claimed a man pulled a gun, pointed it at them, and made threats. School Board Officials say the man was not arrested at the time but the investigation continues. Campus police continue to interview students ... More>>

Search for missing Pee Dee man ends on Lake Marion

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The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has ended its search for a missing Pee Dee man on Lake Marion. More>>

3-wheeled car that costs less than $7k will soon be available

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Your next commuter car could have two seats, three wheels and get 84 miles to the gallon.Elio Motors wants to revolutionize U.S. roads with its tiny car, which is the same length as a Honda Fit but half the weight. With a starting price of $6,800, it's also less than half the cost.Phoenix-based Elio plans to start making the cars next fall at a former General Motors plant in Shreveport, Louisiana. Already, more than 27,000 people have reserved one. Elio hopes to make 250,000 cars a year by 20... More>>

Tanker explodes in Nashville, Fumes spark smaller explosions Video included

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A tanker truck exploded in west Nashville Wednesday, sending fuel vapors into the city's storm water system and causing several secondary explosions. More>>

Grandmother's Facebook photos spark outrage Video included

An infant girl with duct-tape across her pacifier sparked outrage on social media. An infant girl with duct-tape across her pacifier sparked outrage on social media.
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Ohio family's "joke" photos showing baby in roasting pan and with pacifier taped to her mouth trigger investigation. More>>

Man uses soda cans for fence in front of east Nashville home Video included

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Glen Woods has used more than 2,000 soda cans to make a fence in front of his east Nashville home. More>>

Daredevil photographer snaps amazing photos from skyscraper rooftops

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A photographer who finds it thrilling to climb tall buildings is taking some amazing photos from the rooftops of city skyscrapers. More>>

Babysitters send parents 'horror' photos of their kid

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Anyone who's ever left their kid at home with a babysitter knows that worrying about your child's safety can turn a relaxing evening out into an anxiety-ridden night.Which is what makes a series of photos taken by a couple of babysitters so funny. More>>

SC toddler dies after being hit by SUV, woman charged

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The Anderson County Coroner's Office says a child hit by an SUV on Saturday in Belton has died and his family has donated his organs to help others live.Greg Shore says 2 year old Chase Lee Bryant died at 6:48 pm Sunday at Greenville Memorial Hospital of head and abdominal trauma.
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Man dead with 55-gallon drum of moonshine material in Garden City hotel

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Horry County police detectives are investigating the death of a man in a Garden City hotel Monday afternoon. Lt. Robert Kegler said officers were called to a Royal Garden Hotel on North Waccamaw Drive  where a man was found dead
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12-year-old warns of dieting app after collapsing from malnutrition Video included

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A 12-year-old Murfreesboro girl is warning others her age to avoid dieting apps after the guidelines she was given led to a bout of malnutrition. More>>

Garbage truck driver dies after being trapped for 4 hours when truck flips

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The driver of a garbage truck was trapped inside the truck for several hours Monday morning after it overturned into a ravine.WJBF reported that the driver was removed from the truck around 1:30 pm and taken by ambulance to a hospital to be checked out. More>>

Man's body pulled from lake at Broadway at the Beach

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Myrtle Beach Police investigate the death of a man whose body was pulled from a lake at Broadway at the Beach Sunday.The Horry County Coroner's Office identified the man as Darrell Graham, 41, of Myrtle Beach.Graham and his wife were leaving Broadway at the Beach early Sunday morning around 2:30 a.m.when the two got into an argument, according to a police report. Graham told his wife he had to go to the bathroom, and both walked back into the complex.Graham's wife told police her husband walk... More>>

Backlash against Tampa church over canceling gay man's funeral

Kendall Capers says his partner Julion Evans died at home after a 4 year battle with an illness. Kendall Capers says his partner Julion Evans died at home after a 4 year battle with an illness.
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A Tampa church that canceled the funeral of a gay man the night before the service, has found itself in the national spotlight.
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Fire Destroys Historic Hancock County Courthouse

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A massive fire has broken out at the Hancock County Courthouse in Sparta.
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Georgetown woman arrested for murdering husband

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Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Sonia Jay Smith Friday evening for the murder of her husband More>>

Woman bit by gator on road to recovery

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It's a vacation two women visiting the Tampa Bay area from Ohio will never forget. Andrea Reese, 20, and her friend, Morgan Fusselman, were canoeing on the Hillsborough River at John Sergeant Park in Thonotosassa when Reese was bitten by an alligator.Reese was treated and released from Tampa General Hospital at 7:16 p.m. Thursday. “All of the sudden, she screamed and I saw an alligator half way on the boat. It grabbed... More>>

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Dozens of firefighters are battling a massive blaze at a strip mall on Cherry Street in downtown Jesup. 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>>

Target publicly endorses same-sex marriage

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Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that are taking a stand, just four years after the retailer came under criticism for supporting a strident opponent of same-sex unions. Target said it has signed a court brief backing marriage equality in a pending court case and publicly declared its support of gay marriage, a move similar to those taken by Starbucks, Intel and Apple."It is our belief that everyone should be treated equally unde... More>>

Teacher arrested on first day of school; admits drinking

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A new school teacher is missing her first week on the job, after police say she showed up drunk to school. Lorie Hill was arrested Monday, the first day back at school for teachers at wagoner high school in Oklahoma.Police say two other teachers found her in a classroom, intoxicated and not wearing any pants. "When our officers interviewed her she did admit to having some vodka yesterday morning before she came to school," said Chief Bob Haley with Wagoner, Oklahoma Police.Hill is facing a pu... More>>

Amber Alert canceled after 3-year-old found safe; father arrested

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The Amber Alert for 3-year-old Tommy Lee Able Engle has been canceled. The boy was found safe on Wednesday night in Pikeville.
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Suspect charged following standoff at Royal Lanes bowling alley Video included

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Tuesday August 5 officers responded to Royal Lanes bowling alley at 106 Central Avenue in Goose Creek for shots fired inside the building. More>>

VIRAL: Man serenades cows to trombone version of 'Royals'

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Farmer Derek Klingenberg's cows can be seen all over the internet lately. More>>

Bradenton man accused of smoking meth with kids, sexually abusing them

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A Bradenton man and his girlfriend are accused in a disturbing case of child abuse that investigators say involved children, smoking meth and sexual abuse. More>>

3 boys try out for girls volleyball team in FL

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After three years of playing high school volleyball, senior Samantha Schlesman is once again trying out for the squad. But this year, tryouts are a bit different. Schlesman and the rest of the girls volleyball team will compete against three boys, to make the squad."They are trying to make a statement. They want a boys team. I understand what they are trying to do. They are hilarious. I love playing with them and I think it's a good thing," said Schlesman.Trevor Kennan, Tony Tonova, and Garre... More>>

Back to school in the Lowcountry

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It's time for students to head back to school in the Lowcountry, but before the school bell rings, parents and students must meet an important deadline. Students who will be attending Dorchester District Two schools for the 2014-2015 school year should register for Fact and Fee days on August 5th and 6th. The registration times are as follows:August 5: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. August 6: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Online registration is available for all high schools and middle s... More>>

Kid steals the show talking about his experience at the fair

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Recently a reporter with WNEP-TV in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania was asking a little boy about his experience at the county fair. He took the microphone and was quite the talker. He went on about the rides and how he had never been on live TV before. More>>

New scam hitting your email

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By Tracey Early (WSPA)We all get them. Email after email, making big promises."It's full of junk. I mean most cases it's stuff that I, I just ignore," said Barlinda Nixon.And she knows what can happen if you don't ignore them."I've had viruses and trojans and so forth to happen to my computer because of these various links," said Nixon.The latest scam just hitting the Upstate involves an email that appears to be from E-ZPass. It claims you owe money from an unpaid toll. A viewer sent us one t... More>>

2 dogs killed with crossbow in SC

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Jerry Burnett is the latest pet owner in Union County to suffer heartache. "Whoever did it, they need to pay and they need to pay dearly,” Burnett said.Burnett found his two male Great Danes lifeless and laying in their fenced-in yard Saturday. “That is when I saw they were shot with a bow and arrow."The Union County Sheriff’s Office confirms the dogs were killed by a crossbow. Investigators don't yet know why or who did it. According to Sheriff David Taylor, animal cruelty reports in the cou... More>>

Rain leads to sinkhole at gas station in upstate

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Rain is being blamed for a sinkhole in Greenville, that damaged a gas station sign and caused other damage at the site. Emergency responders say heavy rain saturated the ground causing culverts underground to buckle. That led to a sinkhole that caved in a sign at a gas station, blocking southbound traffic on Haywood Road for several hours Friday. Duke Energy cut power to the area while crews made sure the ground was stable and would not open further. More>>

Brookgreen Gardens receives grant to expand children's trail

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Brookgreen Gardens became one of 30 institutions across the country to receive a grant from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.The $5,000 Nature Play Begins At Your Zoo and Aquarium grant will fund the expansion of Brookgreen Gardens’ children’s nature and sensory trail, which opened earlier this year.“We are very proud of the work Brookgreen Gardens continues to do in expanding programs that give families a better understanding of both our natural wonders and the beautiful works of art th... More>>

Small whale washes ashore in Myrtle Beach

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Teams worked Sunday evening to remove a small whale that washed ashore in Downtown Myrtle Beach. More>>

Heartbroken family warns of synthetic pot after teen's death

Connor's mother was at his bedside while he was on life support at the hospital. Connor Eckhardt's family wants the story of his tragedy shared, so others will know about the dangers of synthetic pot. Facebook photo Connor's mother was at his bedside while he was on life support at the hospital. Connor Eckhardt's family wants the story of his tragedy shared, so others will know about the dangers of synthetic pot. Facebook photo
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The family of a California teen whose life was cut tragically short after smoking synthetic pot is on a mission to prevent future tragedies. More>>

17 cars stolen in Mt. Pleasant in past two months Video included

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Several people in Mount Pleasant are searching for their cars and police are looking for the people who stole them. There have been 17 cars stolen in the last two months -- two this week alone.A KIA Forte was stolen Saturday from a shopping center / restaurant parking lot and a Ford Ranger was stolen from the parking lot of an assisted living community. The owner of that Ranger was at work when her truck was taken.News 2 spoke with the victim of Saturday's car theft. "I just don't feel safe. ... More>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Stray dog found carrying sidekick Chihuahua around in her mouth

Joni the mix lab-Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photo Joni the mix lab-Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photo
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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>>

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

Stiles in an image from WLFA and an image of the wave pool. Stiles in an image from WLFA and an image of the wave pool.
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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>>

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>>

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>>

  • Joan Rivers rushed to a New York hospital

    Joan Rivers rushed to a New York hospital

    Thursday, August 28 2014 12:27 PM EDT2014-08-28 16:27:41 GMT
    Actress and comedian Joan Rivers has been rushed to a New York hospital. Multiple sources tell NBC News Rivers stopped breathing while having throat surgery at a clinic in Manhattan Thursday morning. The 81 year old was taken to Mt. Sinai hospital in critical condition. We will continue to follow this developing story and will have the latest online and on air.
    Actress and comedian Joan Rivers has been rushed to a New York hospital. Multiple sources tell NBC News Rivers stopped breathing while having throat surgery at a clinic in Manhattan Thursday morning. The 81 year old was taken to Mt. Sinai hospital in critical condition. We will continue to follow this developing story and will have the latest online and on air.
  • Andrews man dies from falling tree limb

    Andrews man dies from falling tree limb

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 5:33 PM EDT2014-08-19 21:33:33 GMT
    Georgetown County, SC – A man from Andrews was fishing with a friend at the Wadmacon Creek off the Sandhole Landing when a tree limb fell and killed him. Robert McCullough from The Department of Natural Resources say the limb was about eight to ten inches in diameter and hit the victim in the head. The coroner says Franklin David Goude, 70, of Andrews was pronounced dead at the scene. His cause of death is pending an autopsy.
    Georgetown County, SC – A man from Andrews was fishing with a friend at the Wadmacon Creek off the Sandhole Landing when a tree limb fell and killed him. Robert McCullough from The Department of Natural Resources say the limb was about eight to ten inches in diameter and hit the victim in the head. The coroner says Franklin David Goude, 70, of Andrews was pronounced dead at the scene. His cause of death is pending an autopsy.
  • Ex-solicitor's office worker exposed private parts at Florence mall several times, deputies say

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

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:08:00 GMT
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    A Florence man has been charged with indecent exposure after authorities say he exposed his private parts several times at a local mall.Mark Andrews Manning, age 54, of Florence was arrested by In
    A Florence man has been charged with indecent exposure after authorities say he exposed his private parts several times at a local mall.Mark Andrews Manning, age 54, of Florence was arrested by In
  • 4 Florence County burglary suspects nabbed after Jeep flips into ditch

    4 Florence County burglary suspects nabbed after Jeep flips into ditch

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:27:28 GMT
    Mugs from Florence County Jail.. Jeep crash photo from Florence County SheriffMugs from Florence County Jail.. Jeep crash photo from Florence County Sheriff
    Deputies and Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office arrested four suspects from Manning for burglary following an extensive manhunt in the area of John Paul Jones Road and Country Lane in Florence County Thursday.
    Deputies and Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office arrested four suspects from Manning for burglary following an extensive manhunt in the area of John Paul Jones Road and Country Lane in Florence County Thursday.
  • "Running Wild With Bear Grylls" set to premiere tonight on NBC

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

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:39:47 GMT
    "Running Wild With Bear Grylls" premieres Monday night on NBC.In this hour-long alternative series, the famed adventurer and survivalist will take six celebrities into the most remote and wild locations in the U.S. and around the world for a 48-hour journey of a lifetime.The celebrities who will be partnered one-on-one with Grylls in their own stand-alone episodes include actor Zac Efron ("Neighbors"), actor-director Ben Stiller ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"), actor Channing Tatum ("22 J...
    "Running Wild With Bear Grylls" premieres Monday night on NBC.In this hour-long alternative series, the famed adventurer and survivalist will take six celebrities into the most remote and wild locations in the U.S. and around the world for a 48-hour journey of a lifetime.The celebrities who will be partnered one-on-one with Grylls in their own stand-alone episodes include actor Zac Efron ("Neighbors"), actor-director Ben Stiller ("The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"), actor Channing Tatum ("22 J...
  • A Look at Paula Deen's Comeback

    A Look at Paula Deen's Comeback

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:37 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:37:21 GMT
    It's been quite a year for Savannah's Queen of southern food; there's not a person alive that would deny that."You know everything came to a screeching halt. This time last year, I went from a hundred miles an hour to zero," says Deen. Zero found her isolated while looking for a way to regroup. A new manager, a new public relations team and Paula Deen has slowly climbed back on the saddle with hopes of reclaiming her spot in the hearts of millions of people; some she knows are gone, others ha...
    It's been quite a year for Savannah's Queen of southern food; there's not a person alive that would deny that."You know everything came to a screeching halt. This time last year, I went from a hundred miles an hour to zero," says Deen. Zero found her isolated while looking for a way to regroup. A new manager, a new public relations team and Paula Deen has slowly climbed back on the saddle with hopes of reclaiming her spot in the hearts of millions of people; some she knows are gone, others ha...
  • 21 arrested as deputies target heroin in Pawleys Island area

    21 arrested as deputies target heroin in Pawleys Island area

    Thursday, July 17 2014 3:53 PM EDT2014-07-17 19:53:43 GMT
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    Nearly 2 dozen people were taken into custody this week during raids that targeted heroin in the Pawleys Island area of Georgetown County, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says. Three handguns, many grams of drugs and $12,0000 in cash were seized during the arrests, deputies said. From Tuesday to Thursday 35 law enforcement spread out over Georgetown and Horry Counties to serve approximately 50 drug distribution warrants, arresting 21 individuals. The arrests were a result of a yearl...
    Nearly 2 dozen people were taken into custody this week during raids that targeted heroin in the Pawleys Island area of Georgetown County, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says. Three handguns, many grams of drugs and $12,0000 in cash were seized during the arrests, deputies said. From Tuesday to Thursday 35 law enforcement spread out over Georgetown and Horry Counties to serve approximately 50 drug distribution warrants, arresting 21 individuals. The arrests were a result of a yearl...

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