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    Dorchester District 2 changes fire drill reporting procedure

    Following a News 2 Reality Check investigation into Lowcountry schools, and their compliance with a State Law requiring monthly fire drills, Dorchester District 2 is changing its procedure for reporting those drills. Following a News 2 Reality Check investigation into Lowcountry schools, and their compliance with a State Law requiring monthly fire drills, Dorchester District 2 is changing its procedure for reporting those drills.
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    Following a News 2 Reality Check investigation into Lowcountry schools, and their compliance with a State Law requiring monthly fire drills, Dorchester District 2 is changing its procedure for reporting More>>

    Dorchester District 2 schools not keeping up with fire drill requirements Video included

    Schools in the Lowcountry not keeping up with required monthly fire drills. Schools in the Lowcountry not keeping up with required monthly fire drills.
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    At some point in the first 10 days of this new school year, every public school in South Carolina is required to complete a fire drill. State law also requires one drill each month for the rest of the More>>

    Charleston County schools falling short on required fire drills Video included

    Despite South Carolina law requiring monthly fire drills, many Charleston County schools are falling short of the requirement. Despite South Carolina law requiring monthly fire drills, many Charleston County schools are falling short of the requirement.
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    State law requires all schools in South Carolina to do at least one fire drill each month that school is in session, including one in the first 10 days of school. Using the Freedom of Information Act, More>>

    What an unsafe windshield 'harvester' installation looks like Video included

    Windshield installation expert, Jeff Olive, shows News 2's Brad Franko what makes this windshield installation unsafe. Windshield installation expert, Jeff Olive, shows News 2's Brad Franko what makes this windshield installation unsafe.
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    With windshield harvesting a likely cause of South Carolinians paying more than the national average for car insurance, it didn't take long for an example of careless workmanship to show up following a More>>

    Windshield "harvesters" could put your life at risk Video included

    It is one of the most often used protective devices in your vehicle, and insurance, and windshield experts say your windshield is the target of possible insurance fraud. It is one of the most often used protective devices in your vehicle, and insurance, and windshield experts say your windshield is the target of possible insurance fraud.
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    It is one of the most often used protective devices in your vehicle, and insurance, and windshield experts say your windshield is the target of possible insurance fraud. "They come in, fly-by-night, replace More>>

    Reality Check: Eye in the Sky

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    They have been on the front lines for our nation's military for years, and now the same technology is on its way to local law enforcement near you.Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are on the fast track to More>>

    • General Motors expects to pay $400-$600 million dollars in victim compensation

      General Motors expects to pay $400-$600 million dollars in victim compensation

      Friday, July 25 2014 3:52 AM EDT2014-07-25 07:52:04 GMT
      General Motors expects to pay between $400 and $600 million dollars to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch that led to at least 13 deaths.Families of those injured or killed can start filing for payments next month.The automakers has admitted its employees knew of the defective ignition switches ten years before recalling 2.6 million cars this year.General Motors could face criminal charges.The company has set aside an additional $874 million for the cost of repairing the record 30...
      General Motors expects to pay between $400 and $600 million dollars to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch that led to at least 13 deaths.Families of those injured or killed can start filing for payments next month.The automakers has admitted its employees knew of the defective ignition switches ten years before recalling 2.6 million cars this year.General Motors could face criminal charges.The company has set aside an additional $874 million for the cost of repairing the record 30...
    • Citizens academy: behind scenes at FBI

      Citizens academy: behind scenes at FBI

      Friday, July 25 2014 12:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:43:40 GMT
      For the first time ever in Charleston, FBI agents are giving citizens here a peak into what they do to prevent terrorism. In a 7-week “FBI Citizen’s Academy”, community leaders will get a behind the scenes look at how the FBI operates here. FBI agents say they get intelligence from citizens, and that’s a good reason to hold an academy… to connect with the people in the community. FBI agents say South Carolina, not unlike other states, is vulnerable to terrorism because of the large militar...
      For the first time ever in Charleston, FBI agents are giving citizens here a peak into what they do to prevent terrorism. In a 7-week “FBI Citizen’s Academy”, community leaders will get a behind the scenes look at how the FBI operates here. FBI agents say they get intelligence from citizens, and that’s a good reason to hold an academy… to connect with the people in the community. FBI agents say South Carolina, not unlike other states, is vulnerable to terrorism because of the large militar...
    • New mission statement for College of Charleston

      New mission statement for College of Charleston

      Thursday, July 24 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:39:33 GMT
      Big changes could be coming to the College of Charleston.After the college's Board of Trustees meeting went into executive session Wednesday, the new president of the College of Charleston, Glenn McConnell, sent an email to the alumni of the school, outlining changes to the way the college will approach education. The mission statement for the school was revised, as the Board and McConnell set the direction for the College.McConnell says he wants to shift the college from a "comprehensive" un...
      Big changes could be coming to the College of Charleston.After the college's Board of Trustees meeting went into executive session Wednesday, the new president of the College of Charleston, Glenn McConnell, sent an email to the alumni of the school, outlining changes to the way the college will approach education. The mission statement for the school was revised, as the Board and McConnell set the direction for the College.McConnell says he wants to shift the college from a "comprehensive" un...
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