Gov. Henry McMaster focuses on education in first State of the State address as elected governor

McMaster’s office confirmed the governor’s State of the State address to the General Assembly will be delivered at 7 p.m. on Jan. 23.

Police: Baby survived by ‘grace of God’ when parents died of carbon monoxide poisoning

In parts of the house where the family was found, investigators’ sensors showed the levels of carbon monoxide had reached more than twice the amount considered deadly.
  • Featured National

Mother arrested after newborn found dead in trash can at Amazon warehouse

The 22-year-old told police she didn’t know she was pregnant and panicked after giving birth then hid the newborn in the trash.


  Why Columbia is becoming a big deal for restaurants and bars

Coroner releases autopsy results of doctor’s wife found dead in SC home

HHS: SC’s faith-based foster care, adoption providers are ok, ACLU calls practice discrimination

CHA: 'Staff is committed’ to helping 400+ displaced Allen Benedict Apartment residents following major gas leak, 2 found dead; mayor responds

  WATCH: SC AG Wilson to speak as part of a coalition opposing legalized marijuana

Attorney General Alan Wilson will speak as part of a news conference Wednesday at 1 p.m. to voice opposition to legalized marijuana.
  • National

Jennie-O to donate $25,000 in reward money to Jayme Closs

Hormel Foods and Jennie-O say they’ll donate the $25,000 they had offered in reward money for information leading to Jayme Closs directly to the 13-year-old girl.

Virginia soldier killed in Afghanistan

CPD searches for suspect wanted in multiple armed robberies of discount stores

RCSD seeks to identify robbery suspect who stole money from store on Two Notch Rd.

School choice supporters to rally in Columbia for National School Choice Week

Columbia man left speechless after scratching $250K lottery prize

Students on Fort Jackson get hands-on with STEM-based learning

Organizations offer assistance for furloughed federal employees in the Midlands during government shutdown

Winnsboro man killed in hit-and-run in Columbia early Tuesday

  • National

  5 dead after shooting at SunTrust bank in Florida

Sebring police officials say 21-year-old Zephen Xaver called dispatch around 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday and reported that he had fired shots.


  Gamecocks power past 16th-ranked Auburn

SC high school hoops teams compete in 4th Annual Boys and Girls MLK Bash

Starting Saturday, 24 teams from across South Carolina will compete in the 4th Annual Boys and Girls MLK Bash at Eau Claire High School.


  Federal workers struggle to survive government shutdown, Midlands group accepts donations to help

'Emergency search’ underway for missing NC toddler

Tenants of Allen Benedict Court apartments say they were forced to leave hotel early

OCSO arrested two suspects wanted in December 2018 shooting death of two men

CNN commentator discusses race relations, responds to criticism over social media post

Former South Carolina Representative Bakari Sellers discussed progress in race relations during his keynote speech at an event honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Tuesday night at UNCW.
  • National

  Nurse arrested in case of incapacitated woman who gave birth

Investigators arrested 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland on one count of sexual assault and one count of vulnerable adult abuse.

  First Alert Forecast: Some Sleet/Rain Showers Tonight but Heavy Rain Wednesday Night

Tensions high at R2 school board meeting as ethics are called into question

Report: Police find dog tied to car, ‘shaking uncontrollably’ in parking lot of SC Walmart

FIRST ALERT: Alert Day issued for cold temperatures Tuesday, heavy rain on the way