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    2 Your Health Special Report - Raising a Child with Diabetes Video included

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    In a Special "2 Your Health" report News 2 anchor and medical reporter Carolyn Murray talks to two different families about raising a child with juvenile diabetes. More>>

    Farmer cited for strawberry signs by Charleston zoning officials Video included

    The signs saying "u-pick strawberries Abrose Farms" were on City of Charleston owned land and Ambrose was cited. The signs saying "u-pick strawberries Abrose Farms" were on City of Charleston owned land and Ambrose was cited.
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    Pete Ambrose has been farming on Wadmalaw Island for 40 years.
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    Annual 'Take Back the Night' event raises awareness about sexual violence Video included

    The annual Take Back the Night event in Marion Square on Thursday, April 17th from 6-9pm.  The annual Take Back the Night event in Marion Square on Thursday, April 17th from 6-9pm.
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    The Charleston-based, non-profit organization People Against Rape, in partnership with the College of Charleston's Cougar Activities Board, is hosting the annual Take Back the Night event in Marion Square on Thursday, April 17th from 6-9pm. More>>

    3 arrested after meth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County

    3 arrested after neth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County 3 arrested after neth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County
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    Three people are behind bars after a meth lab fire injures a 6-year-old girl in Eutawville, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.According to Sheriff Leroy Ravenell, officers were called 107 Cypress Shore in Eutawville on April 7 in reference to a fire in a camper caused by a hot plate. A hot plate was not located in the camper by the fire department but components were located in the cooking of methamphetamine.Four children were in the home during the time of the fire.24-year-... More>>

    Cell phones for soldiers

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    Cell Phones for Soldiers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free communication tools to active duty military members and veterans. More>>

    5th annual Walk Against Domestic Violence

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    The 5th Annual Community WALK AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE will take place on Saturday April 12, 2014, at St. Johns High School Running Tracks, 1518 Main Road, Johns Island, SC, at 8:30 a.m.. More>>

    Tips and information for the 2014 Cooper River Bridge Run Video included

    The Cooper River Bridge Run is set for April 5th, 2014 The Cooper River Bridge Run is set for April 5th, 2014
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    The Cooper River Bridge Run is set for April 5th, 2014. Knowing where to park, what time roads will close and where to claim lost property all will play a part in helping you have a more memorable experience. More>>

    Army dad goes to extremes to teach daughter to clean her room

    Photo supplied by Lewis Levine, who is not the father teaching the lesson. Photo supplied by Lewis Levine, who is not the father teaching the lesson. Photo supplied by Lewis Levine, who is not the father teaching the lesson. Photo supplied by Lewis Levine, who is not the father teaching the lesson.
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    LUDOWICI, GA - A Fort Stewart soldier went to "extreme" lengths to teach his teenage daughter a lesson on Monday. More>>

    Millions of Vehicles Recalled, What You Need To Know

    A recall sticker will be placed on the outside of your envelope to alert you of the defect. A recall sticker will be placed on the outside of your envelope to alert you of the defect.
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    Millions of vehicles have been recalled from manufacturers GM and Nissan. Now you need to be on the alert for a recall notice for what to fix on your vehicle. More>>

    6th grader sets Girl Scout cookie record

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    An Oklahoma City Girl Scout has some major bragging rights. The sixth-grader sold more than 18,000 boxes of cookies, a new personal record as well as world record. Katie Francis has plenty to celebrate More>>

    NC school: Boy can carry 'My Little Pony' backpack

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    Buncombe County school officials say a 9-year-old boy can use his "My Little Pony" backpack when he returns to class. More>>

    News 2 and WEZL 103.5 invite you to the Blood Drive for Life

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    Celebrate March is Red Cross Month and become an everyday hero by giving the gift of life for patients in need. More>>

    PHOTO GALLERY: Savannah Saint Patrick's Day Parade

    Find images of the 2014 Saint Patrick's Day Parade right here. More>>

    NC couple marries in hospital so sick father can attend

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    A North Carolina couple tied the knot on Friday at a hospital in Greensboro, so the bride's father could attend. Krystal and Michael Neddham were originally supposed to be married in June, but they changed More>>

    2013 20 Days of Giving Video included

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    Thanks to your donations we have had so much success with Toys for Tots over the last 25 years that we have decided to significantly expand the drop off locations in 2013 for this great cause. More>>

    News 2 Special Report - Gender lines of playtime Video included

    Watch the News 2 Special Report - Gender lines of playtime Tuesday at 6 p.m. Watch the News 2 Special Report - Gender lines of playtime Tuesday at 6 p.m.
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    A girl playing with an soldier action figure or a boy playing with Barbie dolls... If your child likes to play with these toys should you be worried? More>>

    News 2 Special Report - School Bus Safety Video included

    Watch News 2's Special Report - School Bus Safety Thursday at 6pm. Watch News 2's Special Report - School Bus Safety Thursday at 6pm.
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    Is your child safe on the school bus? Thursday at 6 p.m. News 2's Veronica Macias investigates. More>>

    News 2 Special Report: Food For Thought Video included

    Watch News 2's Special Report: Food For Thought Tuesday at 6pm. Watch News 2's Special Report: Food For Thought Tuesday at 6pm.
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    Tuesday at 6 p.m. learn how one Lowcountry school district is working to prevent lunchroom waste fill students with healthy food to focus their minds. More>>

    News 2 Special Report - The Wounds of War Video included

    Thursday at 6pm News 2's Cuthbert Langley will explore the challenges faced by many veterans as they return home in the Special Report: Wounds of War. Thursday at 6pm News 2's Cuthbert Langley will explore the challenges faced by many veterans as they return home in the Special Report: Wounds of War.
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    For many soldiers war and combat continue when they return home. More>>

    Special Report - Dishonorable Practice Video included

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    The Veterans Support Organization claimed it gave more than 70% of its donations directly to veterans. More>>

    2 Your Health Special Report - Surviving Sickle Cell Video included

    Thursday at 6pm in a Special Report - Surviving Sickle Cell, Carolyn Murray will profile a child with sickle cell and discuss the causes, symptoms and treatments for the disease. Thursday at 6pm in a Special Report - Surviving Sickle Cell, Carolyn Murray will profile a child with sickle cell and discuss the causes, symptoms and treatments for the disease.
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    Sickle Cell Anemia is a hereditary blood disorder caused by an abnormal type of hemoglobin called hemoglobin S. Hemoglobin is a protein inside red blood cells that carries oxygen. More>>

    2 Your Health Special Report - Weigh it forward Video included

    The 2 Your Health Special Report - Weigh it forward premieres Tuesday November 5 at 6 p.m. The 2 Your Health Special Report - Weigh it forward premieres Tuesday November 5 at 6 p.m.
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    Tuesday November 5 Carolyn Murray will introduce you to a Lowcountry woman battling her weight and weight related health issues who is getting a second chance to live a healthy life. More>>

    Special Report - Haunted History in Charleston, South Carolina Video included

    Haunted History in Charleston, South Carolina Haunted History in Charleston, South Carolina
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    Every year tourists flood the downtown streets of Charleston, SC for the culture and history. Many visitors come to explore the Holy City's Haunted History. More>>

    Shark sighting on Sullivan's Island

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    Another shark was spotted in shallow water on Sullivan's Island Tuesday.

    You on 2 viewer Cody Riner says the shark was about 3-feet long, and was spotted about 5-feet from the shore.
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    91-year-old pilot brings history to life at Patriots Point

    Bill Cart is a former World War II, Marine Corps Dauntless and Corsair pilot. Bill Cart is a former World War II, Marine Corps Dauntless and Corsair pilot.
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    In honor of SC Aviation Week, Patriots Point is recognizing long-time volunteer Bill Cart, a former World War II, Marine Corps Dauntless and Corsair pilot. More>>

    Deputies searching for suspect after cigarette theft on James Island

    The suspect is described as a 5-foot-ten-inch black male, weighing around 200 pounds. He was wearing a white tank top and white pants at the time of the robbery. The suspect is described as a 5-foot-ten-inch black male, weighing around 200 pounds. He was wearing a white tank top and white pants at the time of the robbery.
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    Charleston County detectives are asking for your help in identifying the suspect involved in a robbery on James Island Monday. Deputies say they responded to the Kangaroo Express on Folly Road just after More>>

    Gas leak between King and St. Phillip Streets secured

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    Authorities have secured the gas leak that caused road closures in downtown Charleston Monday afternoon. More>>

    Crews working to put out house fire on Wadmalaw Island

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    According to Dispatch officials, crews with the St. Johns Fire Department are actively working a house fire on Josie Ridge Road on Wadmalaw Island. Officials say the first call came in around 8:00 Wednesday More>>

    Wednesday evening street closures due to rain and flooding

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    The following roads are closed because of flooding or high water: More>>

    News 2's "Lowcountry Proud" coming to Dorchester County

    News 2's "Lowcountry Proud" coming to Dorchester County

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    WCBD News 2's is taking our shows on the road this Thursday as we present "Lowcountry Proud" Dorchester County. News 2 will broadcast live starting with News 2 Today, Noon, 5 and 6 p.m. from downtown Summerville during the 3rd Thursday event. More>>

    Home Depot conducting hurricane preparedness workshops in Charleston area

    Home Depot stores in the area will host hurricane preparedness workshops. Home Depot stores in the area will host hurricane preparedness workshops.
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    The home depot conducting hurricane preparedness workshops for residents in Charleston area  700 Home Depot stores prepare residents from Texas to Maine for 2013 hurricane season More>>

    2 families displaced after fire in North Charleston

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    Two families are displaced after a structure fire in North Charleston Tuesday.  According to the North Charleston Fire Department, the fire occurred just before 11:30 a.m. in the 7600 block of East Oakridge Circle.
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    Coastal cupboard sharpens knives to benefit "Feed the Need" May 31 - June 2

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    The Coastal Cupboard, announced Thursday that the store is hosting its renowned semi-annual Charity Knife Sharpening Event Friday, May 31, 2013 through Sunday, June 2, 2013 More>>

    Stage is set for Annual Spring Invitational Polo Match

    A portion of the proceeds will benefit Rein and Shine, a unique equine therapy facility. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Rein and Shine, a unique equine therapy facility.
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    Ponies and partygoers will gather Sunday, May 12 for the Hyde Park Farm and Polo Club Spring Invitational presented by McDaniels Audi of Charleston. More>>

    Come and celebrate the 2013 Greek Festival

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    Come out and Celebrate and try some authentic Greek Cuisine at the 2013 Greek Festival
    Friday, May 10 - Sunday, May 12.
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    MUSC to host Kickball Tourney to benefit Brain Tumor Action Month

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    To date, there are No Cures for malignant brain tumors. The MUSC Brain & Spine Tumor Program aims to change that fact: May is nationally recognized as Brain Tumor Awareness Month. More>>

    The Biggest Loser launches 11 city search for new contestants

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    NBC's popular reality series "The Biggest Loser" is launching an 11-city, cross-country search to find new contestants for the next edition of the hit show. More>>

    Lowcountry Strawberry Festival begins April 18

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    A ribbon cutting ceremony and press preview for the 16th annual Lowcountry Strawberry Festival at Boone Hall Plantation More>>

    West Ashley celebrates Unity Day April 13

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    West Ashley Unity Day will be celebrated Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 4pm - 7pm at St. Andrew's Gymnasium on Playground Road. More>>

    Home, Garden and Art Tour begins April 21 in Mt. Pleasant

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    The Home, Garden and Art Tour begins April 21 at the Old Village in Mount Pleasant April 21 from 1-5 p.m. More>>

    Mt. Pleasant and East Cooper Meals on Wheels partner for canned food drive

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    The Town of Mount Pleasant Public Services Department is partnering again with East Cooper Meals on Wheels for a "Healthy Canned Food Drive" during the week of April 1 through 4. More>>

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    • Search halted for missing Gaboon Viper

      Search halted for missing Gaboon Viper

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:08:20 GMT
      The missing viper could still be out there, but the search has been halted for safety concerns.
      The missing viper could still be out there, but the search has been halted for safety concerns.
    • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

      Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
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      In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
      In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    • Man pinned by massive oak tree talks to 17-year old neighbor during ordeal

      Man pinned by massive oak tree talks to 17-year old neighbor during ordeal

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:37:46 GMT
      It’s an incident officials are calling a tragic accident after a massive tree falls in Hanahan killing a man inside his home. It was a young neighbor who helped William Klein during the tragic event while the debris, which eventually caused his death, covered him from the wasted down. It was massive willow oak tree estimated to weigh a about of 10-tons that smashed into 72-year old William Klein's house. Responders s...
      It’s an incident officials are calling a tragic accident after a massive tree falls in Hanahan killing a man inside his home. It was a young neighbor who helped William Klein during the tragic event while the debris, which eventually caused his death, covered him from the wasted down. It was massive willow oak tree estimated to weigh a about of 10-tons that smashed into 72-year old William Klein's house. Responders s...
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    • In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

      In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

      Thursday, April 24 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:25:14 GMT
      When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell...
      When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short...
    • Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis welcome baby boy

      Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis welcome baby boy

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:24:30 GMT
      It's a boy for Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis.
      It's a boy for Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis.
    • Court won't review Michael Jackson doctor's case

      Court won't review Michael Jackson doctor's case

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:54:34 GMT
      The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.
      The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to review the involuntary manslaughter conviction of Michael Jackson's doctor, rejecting his lawyer's petition without comment.
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    • In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

      In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

      Thursday, April 24 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:25:14 GMT
      When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell...
      When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short...
    • Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

      Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:34:36 GMT
      A small town in southwest Wyoming has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a natural gas pipeline hub.
      A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries.
    • Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human

      Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:34:33 GMT
      Jurors listened Wednesday as a man called two teenagers who broke into his central Minnesota home "vermin" on an audio recording shortly after fatally shooting them.
      A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers who broke into his home can be heard on an audio recording talking to himself for hours after the shooting and at one point, apparently describing the slain teens as "vermin."
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