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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>>

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

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

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-08-27 03:21:10 GMT
      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...
      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...
    • News 2 Investigates: How safe are football helmets at Lowcountry schools?

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

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 6:28 AM EDT2014-08-26 10:28:43 GMT
      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...
      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...
    • Naked SC man arrested in bar covered with feces, urine, police say

      Naked SC man arrested in bar covered with feces, urine, police say

      Monday, August 25 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-08-25 20:50:27 GMT
      Lyles in a Facebook photo and a Facebook photo of the bar/grill.Lyles in a Facebook photo and a Facebook photo of the bar/grill.
      A man was arrested after police found him naked in a trashed room covered with what appeared to be feces and urine Saturday.Spartanburg Police were called to Gravy's Grill on Kensington Drive Saturday in reference to a disturbance. The suspect was identified as Darius Lyles, age 39, of Liberty Street in Spartanburg.
      A man was arrested after police found him naked in a trashed room covered with what appeared to be feces and urine Saturday.Spartanburg Police were called to Gravy's Grill on Kensington Drive Saturday in reference to a disturbance. The suspect was identified as Darius Lyles, age 39, of Liberty Street in Spartanburg.
    • Make sure SEC Network is ready to go for tonight's game

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

      Thursday, August 28 2014 8:53 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:53:19 GMT
      It certainly has all the ingredients for a great game to start the season, but make sure you can...
      It certainly has all the ingredients for a great game to start the season, but make sure you can...
    • 1.5M to travel in Carolinas this holiday weekend

      1.5M to travel in Carolinas this holiday weekend

      1.5M to travel in Carolinas this holiday weekend

      Thursday, August 28 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:05:28 GMT
      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...
      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...
    • Hello Kitty not a cat!

      Hello Kitty not a cat!

      Hello Kitty not a cat!

      Thursday, August 28 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-08-28 11:51:20 GMT
      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...
      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...
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