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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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    • SC mom leaves child at playground while she worked; money raised for her legal fees

      SC mom leaves child at playground while she worked; money raised for her legal fees

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:32:02 GMT
      Debra HarrellDebra Harrell
      Debra Harrell of North Augusta, South Carolina is a shift manager at a local McDonald's. She admits she has brought her 9-year-old daughter to work with her and let her play on herlaptop during her shift. Harrell said she started allowing her daughter to play at a playground less than a mile from their home during her work shifts after the laptop was stolen from their home. Her mom gave her a cell phone and a key to her house. Then on June 30, a parent called police when she discovered the ch...
      Debra Harrell of North Augusta, South Carolina is a shift manager at a local McDonald's. She admits she has brought her 9-year-old daughter to work with her and let her play on herlaptop during her shift. Harrell said she started allowing her daughter to play at a playground less than a mile from their home during her work shifts after the laptop was stolen from their home. Her mom gave her a cell phone and a key to her house. Then on June 30, a parent called police when she discovered the ch...
    • Manhunt called off after Mount Pleasant pursuit, suspect still at large

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

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:12:31 GMT
      Authorities are actively searching for a suspect who fled on foot after a vehicle pursuit with Charleston County Police.
      Authorities are actively searching for a suspect who fled on foot after a vehicle pursuit with Charleston County Police.
    • VIDEO: 300+ lb. grouper attacks Florida man

      VIDEO: 300+ lb. grouper attacks Florida man

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:05:39 GMT
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      A Florida spear fisherman had a frightening encounter with a huge 300 to 400 lb. grouper that attacked him. The dramatic attack happened about three miles off Jupiter, Florida and was videotaped.
      A Florida spear fisherman had a frightening encounter with a huge 300 to 400 lb. grouper that attacked him. The dramatic attack happened about three miles off Jupiter, Florida and was videotaped.

    • Teen suspects arrested for Northwoods Mall shooting

      Teen suspects arrested for Northwoods Mall shooting

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:40:32 GMT
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      According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.
      According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.
    • Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

      Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:05:03 GMT
      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 ...
      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 ...
    • CrossFit athletes at risk for muscle disease

      CrossFit athletes at risk for muscle disease

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:10:15 GMT
      A disease that used to primarily show up in sports like football is raising concerns among CrossFitters.
      A disease that used to primarily show up in sports like football is raising concerns among CrossFitters.
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