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SLED, CPD investigate after child shot in accidental shooting Video included

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A child is in the hospital after an accidental shooting in Columbia, according to Columbia Police. 

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Sen. Lindsay Graham hosts Town Hall in Columbia

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South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham hosted a Town Hall meeting in Columbia on Saturday. 

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Sunday's baseball game time moved due NCAA Tournament

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First pitch on Sunday between South Carolina and Alabama has been moved to noon to accommodate fans who want to watch baseball and see the basketball team take on Florida in the Elite 8 round of the NCAA Tournament. 

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Gamecocks roll past Baylor to secure first-ever Elite Eight appearance Video included

Sindarius Thornwell celebrates after South Carolina's 70-50 win over Baylor. (Source: WIS) Sindarius Thornwell celebrates after South Carolina's 70-50 win over Baylor. (Source: WIS)
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Four South Carolina players finished in double figures as South Carolina advanced to the Elite Eight with a 70-50 win over Baylor. 

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Vulcan Materials to hold 6th annual Quarry Crusher this weekend Video included

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Almost 500 feet below sea level this weekend, you may find a new runner’s high.

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No Gray area: Gamecocks star happy with journey to Carolina

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Allisha Gray’s college basketball journey didn’t start Columbia.   

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A bill could shield SC power consumers from rising rates Video included

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A plan to shield consumers from dramatic electric rate price hikes is gaining support inside of the State House. 

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Animals rescuers: deputies investigating abandoned, starved dog Video included

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Animal rescuers in Richland County are working to rehab a badly starved dog. They said it's one of the worst starvation cases they've seen. 

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UPDATE: LPD identifies suspect accused of punching Kohl's employee after shoplifting Video included

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The Lexington Police Department is looking to identify a woman wanted in a recent robbery, shoplifting, and assault at a popular store. 

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2 Columbia men face child pornography charges Video included

Jeffrey Fasick (left) and Kevin Loan (right) are both facing multiple child pornography charges, according to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.  (Source: Alvin S Glenn Detention Center) Jeffrey Fasick (left) and Kevin Loan (right) are both facing multiple child pornography charges, according to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. (Source: Alvin S Glenn Detention Center)
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Investigators say the both men distributed child pornography through the internet.

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UPDATE: Officers locate, arrest man who stole elderly woman's car Video included

Officers say 43-year-old Timothy Roberts offered to assist an 83-year-old woman with finding her car before driving away with her car. (Source: Lexington Police Department) Officers say 43-year-old Timothy Roberts offered to assist an 83-year-old woman with finding her car before driving away with her car. (Source: Lexington Police Department)
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Lexington police have arrested the man who posed as a good Samaritan and took an elderly woman’s car.

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Denmark Technical College interim president escorted off campus

Thomas Williams (Source: Denmark Technical College) Thomas Williams (Source: Denmark Technical College)
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The chairman of the Denmark Technical College Board of Commissioners is being questioned after he removed the interim president from campus.

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GET HYPED: USC's hype video for Sweet 16 is here Video included

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These are exciting times if you're a South Carolina basketball fan.

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'If you play long enough, you'll win' says 2-time Sumter Co. lottery winner

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A Sumter County man is celebrating his second big lottery win after taking home a $200,000 prize Thursday. 

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Frank Martin writes impassioned letter ahead of Sweet 16 appearance Video included

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With less than 12 hours to go before the biggest game in South Carolina men's basketball history, head coach Frank Martin wants to know how all Gamecocks fans are feeling this morning.

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WATCH: 1-on-1 with Coach Dawn Staley ahead of Sweet 16 matchup vs. Quinnipiac Video included

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The University of South Carolina women's team is dancing in the Sweet 16 in California for the third time in six years

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Thornwell: Baylor has seen USC's defense but doesn't know it Video included

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Having played a Frank Martin-coached South Carolina team, Baylor has seen what the Gamecocks are capable of on defense, but Sindarius Thornwell said the Bears won’t know for sure what they are going up against until they step on the court Friday night. 

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Homeowners give thanks, gratitude to volunteers who helped them following epic flood Video included

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 Property owners came together Thursday to thank those who made a difference for them.

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Big in stature, bigger in heart: community remembers longtime West Columbia leader Video included

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West Columbia Mayor Pro-Tem Dale Harley died Thursday morning. He was a self-employed businessman and a city councilman since 1993.     

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Funeral arrangements announced for Midlands family killed in fire; grandmother released from hospital Video included

Wednesday night, hundreds shared prayer, song, and scripture as a church remembered four lives taken in a house fire early Tuesday morning in Lexington County. (Source: The Kelly Family) Wednesday night, hundreds shared prayer, song, and scripture as a church remembered four lives taken in a house fire early Tuesday morning in Lexington County. (Source: The Kelly Family)
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A grandmother who lost four family members in a devastating house fire in Lexington County has been released from the hospital.  The woman was airlifted to Augusta Burn Center after the fire for treatment.  Scott, 42; Mandy, 34; Judah, 10 months; and Lizzie Kelly, 9, were killed in an overnight house fire on March 21 on Mossborough Drive. The couple's oldest children, Bekah and Jared, both survived.  Funeral arrangements have also been made for the family. There...

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3 SC cities named to America's fattest list for 2017 Video included

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If you're unhappy with your weight, this won't brighten your mood. 

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Midlands man arrested, allegedly threatened to shoot girlfriend, deputies Video included

Brandon Stinson. (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office) Brandon Stinson. (Source: Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office)
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A Eutawville man was arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot his girlfriend and responding deputies after an altercation Wednesday. 

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Heroin bill discussions continue in the State House Video included

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Lawmakers say there's a chance they can crush the heroin epidemic that's killing people and ruining lives by passing several bills in the State House. 

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After 38 years of making his mark, Dick Lincoln set to retire from Shandon Baptist Video included

Dick Lincoln (Source: Shandon Baptist Church) Dick Lincoln (Source: Shandon Baptist Church)
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From Vacation Bible School in the summer to the Singing Christmas Tree in the winter, one of the most community-active and largest churches in the Midlands is undergoing a major change.

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Causes for many SC deadly fires remain "undetermined" Video included

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Two days after a house fire took four lives in Lexington County’s Oak Grove community, the State Law Enforcement Division has ended its investigation. 

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"Braving the shave" for kids with cancer Video included

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“Braving the shave” so kids with cancer eventually won’t have to. 

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Midlands patients in need of organ transplants call for more resources Video included

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Waiting for the phone to ring can feel like a lifetime, especially when it’s a major organ that you’re waiting on. 

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Bill requiring seat belts on SC school buses introduced Video included

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Some South Carolina lawmakers want to make the buses carrying precious cargo, your children, safer. 

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FCC approves measures intended to combat prison cellphones Video included

Former SC Corrections officer Robert Johnson with his attorney (Source: WIS) Former SC Corrections officer Robert Johnson with his attorney (Source: WIS)

Federal officials have taken a step toward increasing safety in prisons by making it easier to find and seize cellphones obtained illegally by inmates.

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CEO of Richland Co. nonprofit indicted on perjury charges

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The CEO of a nonprofit community mentoring program in Richland County has been indicted by a grand jury on five counts of perjury.

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SC one step closer to compliance in REAL ID Act Video included

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A bill that would bring the South Carolina's Drivers License into line with federal laws is on the way back to the House after third readings Thursday in the Senate.

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SLED: No evidence of criminal activity in fatal house fire Video included

Wednesday night, hundreds shared prayer, song, and scripture as a church remembered four lives taken in a house fire early Tuesday morning in Lexington County. (Source: The Kelly Family) Wednesday night, hundreds shared prayer, song, and scripture as a church remembered four lives taken in a house fire early Tuesday morning in Lexington County. (Source: The Kelly Family)
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The Lexington County Coroner's Office has released the autopsy findings on the four people killed in a house fire in Lexington County early Tuesday night.

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Tech company plans to close doors at BullStreet campus

The Iron Yard opened its doors at the old historic Bakery Building on BullStreet. (Source: WIS) The Iron Yard opened its doors at the old historic Bakery Building on BullStreet. (Source: WIS)
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A technology education company who opened one of the first businesses inside of the BullStreet development will be shuttering in the summer. 

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Barking dog alerted neighbor to house fire that killed 4 Video included

(Source: The Kelly Family) (Source: The Kelly Family)
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New details surrounding the house fire in Lexington County that killed four people are slowly beginning to trickle in as SLED continues to investigate. 

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Driver killed in single-vehicle crash in Sumter Co.

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The Sumter County Coroner has identified the driver killed in a single-vehicle crash early Wednesday morning.

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Troopers: passing pickup crashes into car, killing driver Video included

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a crash Wednesday in Orangeburg County that killed a driver. 

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Firefighters respond to Hopkins garage fire

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Firefighters with the Columbia Fire Department responded to a garage fire in Hopkins Wednesday afternoon. 

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Tense talks continue in Lexington County over extending tax deal for Cayce Video included

City leaders in Cayce are continuing to be at odds with some county leaders on the future of a tax agreement that’s been in place for the city. (Source: WISTV) City leaders in Cayce are continuing to be at odds with some county leaders on the future of a tax agreement that’s been in place for the city. (Source: WISTV)
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City leaders in Cayce are at odds with some county leaders on the future of a tax agreement that’s been in place for the city.

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Cause of Blythewood house fire investigated Video included

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Two people were forced out of their Blythewood home by a fire overnight.

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Four lives lost in fire remembered during tearful church service Video included

Wednesday night, hundreds shared prayer, song, and scripture as a church remembered four lives taken in a house fire early Tuesday morning in Lexington County. (Source: The Kelly Family) Wednesday night, hundreds shared prayer, song, and scripture as a church remembered four lives taken in a house fire early Tuesday morning in Lexington County. (Source: The Kelly Family)
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Wednesday night, hundreds shared prayer, song, and Scripture as a church remembered four lives taken in a house fire early Tuesday morning in Lexington County. 

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Severe winter weather causes shortage of blood donations Video included

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The American Red Cross is issuing a nationwide call for blood donors after severe winter weather this month caused about 250 blood drives to cancel. 

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T-Shirts here! Get your Tim Tebow t-shirts here!

The shirts are selling for $25 and will begin shipping on March 24. (Source: Columbia Fireflies website) The shirts are selling for $25 and will begin shipping on March 24. (Source: Columbia Fireflies website)
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This is not a drill, people! Tim Tebow Fireflies t-shirts are now available. 

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Midlands residents look to senators for hurricane relief in $8B budget Video included

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As senators debate South Carolina's $8 billion budget this week, residents in at least one small town say a prayer for funds to recover from Hurricane Matthew. 

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Water rate hike proposed for Columbia customers Video included

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 Columbia city leaders are looking at a proposal that would raise water and sewer rates in 2018. 

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Bond set for prominent Midlands pastor charged with domestic violence Video included

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A prominent Columbia area pastor with ties to law enforcement agencies has been charged with domestic violence. 

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Training the troop: Riverbanks keepers preparing all gorillas for birth Video included

Macy training with zookeepers in preparation for birth (Source: WIS) Macy training with zookeepers in preparation for birth (Source: WIS)
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We are just seven weeks away from Riverbanks Zoo welcoming its first baby gorilla in the zoo’s history. 

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TRAFFIC ALERT: 18-wheeler fire blocks lanes on I-26 westbound

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An 18-wheeler fire is delaying traffic on I-26 westbound toward the Orangeburg and Santee exit. 

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UPDATE: Victim in Orangeburg Co. suspicious death investigation identified Video included

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The victim of a suspicious death being investigated by the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office has been identified. 

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SC Disaster Recovery Office opens mobile intake centers statewide

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A mobile intake center will be opening in Orangeburg County to help individual applications for housing recovery related to the October 2015 flood. 

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Shooting victim dies at hospital, deputies investigating

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Richland County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting after a gunshot victim died at the hospital Wednesday morning. 

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Former corrections officer targeted in hit via inmate's cell phone to testify

Former SC Corrections officer Robert Johnson with his attorney (Source: WIS) Former SC Corrections officer Robert Johnson with his attorney (Source: WIS)

An ex-South Carolina corrections officer who was nearly killed in a hit orchestrated by an inmate using an illegal cellphone is asking federal authorities for help to make sure nothing like it happens again.

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Stolen ATV and trailer leads to drug arrests

David Davonta Frazier (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center) David Davonta Frazier (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center)
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Sumter County Sheriff's deputies investigating a stolen ATV and trailer are led to several drug arrests.  

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2 Midlands schools named Palmetto's Finest Video included

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Two Midlands schools have been named to the South Carolina Association of School Administrators list of Palmetto's Finest. 

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LIVE NOW: Police on scene outside UK parliament after shots fired

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LIVE NOW: Police on scene outside UK parliament after shots fired RELATED: Watch a live feed from the scene of the shooting. Copyright 2017 WIS. All rights reserved.

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Kershaw Co. duo plead guilty to armed bank robbery

Yancey Kevon Wilson (Source: Kershaw Co. Detention Center) Yancey Kevon Wilson (Source: Kershaw Co. Detention Center)
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Two Kershaw County men have pleaded guilty in federal court to robbing a bank in Bethune in 2015. 

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Crews work overnight to restore power knocked out by storms Video included

Corley Mill Road is shut down at Andrew Corley Road and the closure is believed to be storm-related. (Source: Dustin Martin/WIS) Corley Mill Road is shut down at Andrew Corley Road and the closure is believed to be storm-related. (Source: Dustin Martin/WIS)
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People are waking up to storm debris after severe weather rolled through the Midlands late Tuesday into Wednesday morning.  

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Sheriff: Winnsboro apartment complex shooting was not random act Video included

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The Fairfield County Sheriff says a shooting in the parking lot of a Winnsboro apartment complex Saturday was not a random act. 

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Here's your first picture of Tim Tebow in Fireflies gear Video included

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Well, it's the picture you've all been waiting to see for several days now. 

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Pastor of four killed in Lexington Co. fire: 'They're with God now' Video included

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Over the next few days at Trinity Baptist Church in Cayce, there will be tears. 

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USC basketball teams get huge sendoff before Sweet 16 competition Video included

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Hundreds of Gamecock fans had championship-caliber confidence Tuesday as they looked to send support to members of the South Carolina men's and women's basketball teams. 

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SC Senator plans effort to block gas tax hike bill from passing Video included

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The Senate will soon debate the bill that proposes raising South Carolina's gas tax by 12 cents-per-gallon over 6 years, to pay for road repairs. 

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Bill letting adults openly carry guns sent to House floor Video included

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A bill allowing adults to openly carry a gun in South Carolina without a permit is heading to the House floor.

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Fireflies excited about Tebow signing going into team's second year Video included

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As you may have heard, the Columbia Fireflies have made a new roster addition.  It's a decision Hardball Capital CEO and team owner Jason Freier was excited to make. 

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House fire victim's blog paints picture of woman in love with family, her faith Video included

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“Disasters happen all around us, each and every day.”

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Tiff over a TIF: Cayce, Lexington County councils duel over taxes in statements

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Members of Cayce City Council and Lexington County Council appear to be having it out over press releases in regard to Cayce's request to extend their riverfront development TIF.

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Coroner officially identifies parents, two children killed in house fire Video included

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A husband, wife, and two children were killed in an early morning house fire in a Lexington County neighborhood, according to the family's pastor.

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CPD arrests suspect in S. Beltline Blvd. shooting Video included

Michael DeWayne Haggwood. (Source: Columbia Police Department) Michael DeWayne Haggwood. (Source: Columbia Police Department)
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Columbia police have arrested a suspect in connection to a shooting on S. Beltline Blvd. over the weekend. 

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Gamecocks cost Berkshire Hathaway employee $1 million Video included

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An extremely lucky Berkshire Hathaway employee was one pick away from winning $1 million from company leader Warren Buffett until one team cost the employee a chance at being an instant millionaire. 

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Dylann Roof's friend sentenced to 27 months after lying to the FBI Video included

Joey Meek (Source: WIS) Joey Meek (Source: WIS)

The only person to whom Dylann Roof shared his racist plan to massacre worshippers at a historically black church in South Carolina will be sentenced Tuesday for lying to the FBI.

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Final 2 wanted in Orangeburg Co. home invasion arrested

Kentrone Bradley (Source: OCSO) Kentrone Bradley (Source: OCSO)
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The last two men wanted in a violent home invasion in Orangeburg County have turned themselves in. 

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LCSD deputy welcomed home from torch run Video included

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A Midlands deputy is home with his family after spending the last 10 days representing the state leading up to this year's Special Olympics World Games. 

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Dreams come true: Fireflies flirted with Tim Tebow on Twitter last summer Video included

It was all a dream...until it became reality. (Source: Columbia Fireflies Twitter screenshot) It was all a dream...until it became reality. (Source: Columbia Fireflies Twitter screenshot)
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Some people say if you want something, you should speak it into existence.  It looks like the Columbia Fireflies did that last summer on Twitter. 

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Tebow releases statement on playing for Fireflies Video included

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Columbia Fireflies outfielder Tim Tebow releases a statement regarding his assignment with the team. 

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Late-season freeze devastates South Carolina peach crop Video included

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Farmers across South Carolina are suffering devastating blows to their peach orchards, after an unusually late freeze last week. 

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DHEC: Raccoon potentially exposed person to rabies in West Columbia Video included

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One person has been referred to receive medical attention after being exposed to rabies.

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Columbia man's crime spree leads to lofty prison sentence Video included

Stanley Pernell Jones. (South Carolina Department of Corrections) Stanley Pernell Jones. (South Carolina Department of Corrections)
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A Columbia man accused of multiple crimes, including murder, assault, weapons charges, and battery pled guilty and was sentenced last week.  

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USC basketball fans celebrate Sweet 16 wins Video included

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After Sunday night's historic win, the Gamecocks' men's and women's basketball teams will advance to the Sweet 16, but fans aren't waiting for the next round of games to celebrate.

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Three ex-SCDOT workers issue guilty pleas in corruption probe Video included

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Three former state Department of Transportation employees pleaded guilty on multiple counts of public corruption, according to Attorney General Alan Wilson's office.

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Tim Tebow to play for Columbia Fireflies Video included

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Tebow Time is coming to Columbia. 

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UPDATE: Second victim dies from Highway 277 crash Video included

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A second person injured in an accident on SC-277 Saturday has now died.

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Gamecocks release sizzle reel of victory over Duke

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Still reeling after the Gamecocks stunning Sunday night victory? No worries, the University is definitely doing its job in helping folks relive the unbelievable victory over the Duke Blue Devils to send South Carolina to the Sweet 16.

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So you're telling me there's a chance? Site: USC has 1 percent chance of winning it all Video included

Jim Carrey once said, "So you're telling me there's a chance?" Yes, Gamecocks fans, there is a chance. (Source: YouTube/FiveThirtyEight) Jim Carrey once said, "So you're telling me there's a chance?" Yes, Gamecocks fans, there is a chance. (Source: YouTube/FiveThirtyEight)
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The South Carolina Gamecocks are heading to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in what is largely an improbable run by most basketball fans' standards.

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Thornwell leads South Carolina to 88-81 NCAA upset of Duke Video included

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Sindarius Thornwell had 24 points, Chris Silva scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and seventh-seeded South Carolina stunned No. 2 seed Duke 88-81 on Sunday night to advance to its first Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament's expanded bracket.

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The best social media responses to USC's victory over Duke Video included

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South Carolina beat Duke on Sunday night in probably the most improbable victory of the NCAA Tournament thus far.

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Caught on video: These toddlers know how to enjoy a pajama party Video included

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It can be hard enough to get one toddler to sleep at night. But two are definitely double the trouble. 

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Police: 1 shot on S. Beltline Blvd. Video included

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Columbia police are investigating a shooting on S. Beltline Blvd. Sunday afternoon.  A male victim was shot in the leg at 320 S. Beltline Blvd. 

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Oh, so sweet! Gamecock men and women punch tickets to Sweet 16 Video included

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It's been a very sweet Sunday for the men's and women's Gamecocks basketball teams.

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3 Midlands teens earn the rank of Eagle Scout Video included

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Three Midlands students have earned a prestigious distinction earned by less than five percent of all Boy Scouts. 

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Wife of slain SC state senator speaks at 'Women on the Move' event Video included

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Ordinary women are doing extraordinary things. That was the theme of a luncheon earlier Saturday in Columbia that was put on by the Blindspot Art Foundation. 

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Midlands family fighting cancer collects pajamas for other patients Video included

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A Midlands boy who is fighting two forms of Leukemia is giving back in a unique way to others battling cancer. 

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Feeling lucky: St. Pat's in Five Points takes over Columbia Video included

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It's that time of year again - St. Pat's in Five Points have turned the Cola City green for the festive holiday!  

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Lugoff FD dedicates new fire trucks Video included

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The Lugoff Fire Department celebrated a major milestone Saturday - the unveiling of two new fire trucks to their fleet.  

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Ticket Punched: Gamecocks going dancing Video included

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South Carolina is going to the NCAA Tournament. 

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Series finale against Michigan State canceled

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The final game of the three-game series against Michigan State has been canceled due to poor weather conditions in Columbia. 

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AP Sources: Staley to coach US women's Olympic hoops team Video included

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Two people with knowledge of the decision say Dawn Staley will be the next U.S. women's basketball Olympic coach.

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Coroner: Victim in double fatal felony DUI crash was changing tire when struck by car Video included

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Bond was denied for the 21-year-old woman charged with felony DUI resulting in death following an early Thursday morning crash on Interstate 20 that killed the parents of a 13-month-old child.

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Small sinkhole on I-26 causes major delays during morning rush Video included

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If you live anywhere northwest of Columbia and work in or near downtown, you likely had a much longer commute than normal Wednesday morning.

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Former Gamecock staying in Chicago

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Former South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw is staying with the Chicago Bears.

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Haley nominates former Gov. Beasley for UN food program

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (Source: CNN) U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (Source: CNN)

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has recommended another former governor for a job helping the international organization distribute food around the world.

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No. 7 South Carolina beats No. 22 KY to claim 4th straight SEC title

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A'ja Wilson had 25 points and 10 rebounds, Kaela Davis added 20 points and No. 7 South Carolina earned its fourth straight Southeastern Conference title with a 95-87 victory over No. 22 Kentucky on Sunday.

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Trump's choice to be Navy secretary withdraws

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President Donald Trump's choice to be secretary of the Navy is withdrawing from consideration for the post.

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Notice's 3s help South Carolina to 82-55 win over Tennessee

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Duane Notice scored 15 points, all of them on 3-pointers, to help South Carolina to an 82-55 win over Tennessee on Saturday.

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Mungo brothers honored with United Way's Humanitarian of the Year Award Video included

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Nearly 500 people packed the USC Alumni Center Thursday night to celebrate the United Way of the Midlands Humanitarian of the Year Awards Dinner. Brothers Stewart and Steven Mungo, of home builder Mungo Homes, were named this year's honoree. 

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A'ja Wilson helps No. 7 South Carolina beat Texas A&M 80-64

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A'ja Wilson had 21 points and 15 rebounds and No. 7 South Carolina beat Texas A&M 80-64 on Thursday night to remain in Southeastern Conference title contention.

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Dustin Johnson goes to No. 1 with big win at Riviera

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Dustin Johnson has gone to No. 1 in the world with a world-class performance at Riviera.

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Cunningham's late layup sends Missouri past South Carolina

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Sophie Cunningham made a layup with 0.6 seconds to give Missouri a 62-60 comeback victory over No. 6 South Carolina on Sunday.

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Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments

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A senior Trump administration official was fired following a private speech in which he criticized President Donald Trump's policies and the tight ship run by his inner circle.

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Vanderbilt rallies to beat No. 21 South Carolina 71-62

Vanderbilt beat No. 21 South Carolina 71-62 on Saturday night. (Source: TheBigSpur) Vanderbilt beat No. 21 South Carolina 71-62 on Saturday night. (Source: TheBigSpur)

Matthew Fisher-Davis scored 17 points and Riley LaChance had 14 to help Vanderbilt beat No. 21 South Carolina 71-62 on Saturday night.

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Woman killed by deer struck by car in front of her

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Authorities say a woman riding in a pickup has died on a Saluda County road after the vehicle in front of her hit a deer, throwing the animal into her vehicle. 

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VIDEO: RCSD seeking January salon burglary suspect

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Richland County Sheriff's investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect wanted for burglary.  

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Zoo Atlanta loses bet, names cockroach after Tom Brady Video included

Meet the newest edition of the Zoo Atlanta family: Tom Brady, the hissing cockroach. (Source: Zoo Atlanta Facebook page) Meet the newest edition of the Zoo Atlanta family: Tom Brady, the hissing cockroach. (Source: Zoo Atlanta Facebook page)
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Following the heartbreaking loss in Super Bowl LI, Zoo Atlanta conceded their loss to Roger Williams Park Zoo & Carousel Village in Providence, RI. The bet entailed naming a baby animal after the winning team's quarterback.  

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Customer, City of Columbia at odds over water billing issues

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When it comes to paying bills, Richard Tinneny chooses paperless to keep life simple. He relies on e-notifications each month to help him pay bills on time, which is why he was shocked when he received a notification last month that his water would be shut off. 

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Parents complain late bus pick-up led to 26 tardies so far this school year

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A Sumter family says the school bus has been late more than 20 times this year to pick up their children. 

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South Carolina GOP chairman won't seek 3rd term

Matt Moore (Source: www.scgop.com) Matt Moore (Source: www.scgop.com)

The chairman of the South Carolina Republican Party says he will not seek a third term at the helm.

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Coates leads No. 4 South Carolina past Arkansas, 79-49

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Alaina Coates put together her second straight dominating performance, scoring 18 points and grabbing a career-best 19 rebounds as No. 4 South Carolina rolled to a 79-49 win over Arkansas on Sunday.

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Dozier helps No. 19 SC sweep Georgia 77-75

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PJ Dozier scored seven of his 21 points in the final 2:21 as No. 19 South Carolina finished off its first regular-season sweep of Georgia in eight years with a 77-75 victory Saturday.

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S Carolina's 1st openly gay lawmaker from deep-red district

Republican Rep. Jason Elliott does not view his election as particularly significant but says it shows "folks in general are more accepting of others who may not be 100 percent like them." (Source: www.votejasonelliot.com) Republican Rep. Jason Elliott does not view his election as particularly significant but says it shows "folks in general are more accepting of others who may not be 100 percent like them." (Source: www.votejasonelliot.com)

South Carolina's first openly gay legislator hails from the unlikeliest of places: an ultra-conservative part of the state that is home to the Christian fundamentalist school Bob Jones University.

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Irmo man arrested after receiving a pound of marijuana in the mail

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An Irmo man was arrested after investigators say he received a delivery of marijuana through the mail..

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South Carolina's DJJ director resigns following critical report Video included

Sylvia Murray (Source: South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice) Sylvia Murray (Source: South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice)
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The director of South Carolina's Department of Juvenile Justice has resigned following a report that criticized her agency as still unprepared to prevent riots.

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Police seek man who robbed Chapin pharmacy with semi-automatic handgun

An image taken from surveillance at Rite Aid in Chapin. (Source: Chapin Police Department) An image taken from surveillance at Rite Aid in Chapin. (Source: Chapin Police Department)
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The Chapin Police Department is asking for help to find a man who robbed the Chapin Rite Aid almost two weeks ago.

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People hawking McDonald's special sauce online for thousands

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Giveaway bottles of McDonald's trademark special sauce are being offered for sale online for more than $10,000

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Fmr. Columbia fire volunteer pleads guilty to making hoax bomb threat

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An ex-Columbia Fire Department volunteer has pleaded guilty to making a bomb threat to the VA Medical Center last year with the hope that his fire station would be dispatched to a real emergency,

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Sheriff: Trail cam helps nab thieving man, grandson

Jimmy Laverne Arthur (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office) Jimmy Laverne Arthur (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office)
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A Midlands man's placement of a trail camera at a home he was building helped catch a grandfather/grandson team who had stolen a large number of power tools from the property, authorities in Kershaw County said.

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Opportunities to give this holiday season

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Here is a list of some of the opportunities in the Midlands people can donate to so that local needy families can have a Merry Christmas.

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Tenex helped a Columbia woman scale a mountain and a dream

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A Columbia woman was on top of the world - literally - after undergoing a procedure to get back on her feet. Doctors of Lexington Medical Center are using the Tenex procedure for stubborn tendon and ligament injuries.

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Coroner identifies man killed in shooting Friday night

Richland County deputies responded to a shooting at the St. Andrews Woods Apartment. (Source: WISTV) Richland County deputies responded to a shooting at the St. Andrews Woods Apartment. (Source: WISTV)
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The Richland County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly shooting at an apartment complex Friday night.  

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Columbia landmark home, 1865 fire survivor on market

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For 166 years the house has stood at the corner of Pendleton and Bull Streets, just across the street from the University of South Carolina Horseshoe. It's one of the few homes in the neighborhood that survived the fire of February 1865.

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Local woman credits hospital commercial for saving her life

Kim credits that one commercial for saving her life. (SOURCE: WISTV) Kim credits that one commercial for saving her life. (SOURCE: WISTV)
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A Lexington woman is thanking her doctors for something they did before she ever went to the hospital. And the moment she realized they were saving her life is on she'll never forget. 

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IRONY: Victim of alleged player's vandalism is big USC basketball fan

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Two University of South Carolina men's basketball players were released on bond after a hearing Thursday morning. They were suspended from the team earlier this week. 

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Former North Police chief says new mayor is a "dictator"

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Mark Fallaw describes newly elected mayor, Patty Carson's leadership style as a dictatorship. He claims she wants full control over the police force - a decision he did not agree with. 

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Lexington Co. football teams going to AAU National Championships

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Two AAU football teams from Lexington County are representing South Carolina in the National Championships next week in Florida.

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Police release surveillance images after man found shot dead on Columbia porch

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Columbia Police Department investigators have released surveillance images of a person of interest and a vehicle that might be connected with the shooting death of a Columbia man a week ago. 

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WIS Investigates: Still no arrests after brutal hit and run

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On Bratton Street in Columbia, spray paint markings on the road are fading away, but the story they tell isn't going anywhere.  More>>

INTERACTIVE MAP: Officer-involved shootings in South Carolina in 2015

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New numbers from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are giving some insight about officer-involved shootings in our state. More>>

Students: Downtown apartment complex overcharging former residents

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A new apartment building that's popular with Midlands students is hearing an earful from some former residents. The Hub at Columbia opened its doors to student residents last fall semester, and now, some are moving out disappointed.  More>>

Family of toddler killed by falling tree limb files lawsuit against Town of Irmo

Jacoby Latta (Source: Stuart Latta Facebook) Jacoby Latta (Source: Stuart Latta Facebook)
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The family of a toddler killed by a tree limb at an Irmo park is suing the Town of Irmo. More>>

Parent angry after kids "ride the floor" to Chapin Middle School

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A Midlands parent is outraged after she says a local school district put her two children at risk. She says all of it boils down to how her students were taken to school on just the second day back.  More>>

RCSD suspended from military surplus program

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The Richland County Sheriff's Department is suspended from a federal military surplus program after Sheriff Leon Lott traded two airplanes that were not his to trade, according to federal court documents. More>>

Pumps back open at West Columbia station after water found in its gas

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Unleaded and mid-grade gasoline dispensers at A-One Express gas station in West Columbia are back open. WIS first told you about the station not being allowed to sell gasoline during its investigation Friday, once a Lexington man said he filled up his gas tank July 12 and hours later had engine problems. After taking his car to a mechanic, Daniel Jennings found out majority of his gas had water in it. Jennings called the state's Department of Agriculture and WIS on July 2... More>>

Some pumps at West Columbia gas station still shut down after water found in gasoline

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Water and gasoline literally and figuratively do not mix. More>>

Columbia's building boom fueled by student housing, urban living

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If you haven't been near Columbia's Colonial Life Arena lately, you're in for a shock. More>>

Midlands students graduate without missing one day of school

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One-dozen high school graduates from the Midlands completed their educational careers without missing a day of school. More>>

WIS Investigates: How immigration program has impacted Lexington County

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One doesn't need to go far from downtown Columbia to find signs of the Midlands' growing Hispanic community.  More>>

`Spirited little engagement` fought in SC days after Lee surrendered

Site of Battle of Boykin's Mill in Rembert Site of Battle of Boykin's Mill in Rembert
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Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865. But days after the surrender at Appomattox Court House, Confederate and Union soldiers continued to exchange fire in South Carolina. More>>

After her daughter's death, mother continues to fight for tougher daycare regulations

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Since her daughter's death last February, Kathryn Martin has been fighting for more oversight of daycares, and she says making change in that area will be her daughter's legacy. More>>

WIS undercover investigation: Lack of state oversight creates booming animal breeding businesses

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In South Carolina, the laws treat animals largely like property. As long as you feed a dog or cat, state law shows that the animal technically never has to be taken out of its cage. More>>

WIS Investigates: Experts identify puppy mills as a thriving business in SC

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Are they man's best friend or man's cash cow? More>>

WIS Investigates: Employment disputes at the head of SC State legal issues

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For someone who sues South Carolina State University, there's a good chance you'll win and taxpayers will pick up the tab, according to an analysis of lawsuits aimed at the school. More>>

Sumter man wanted in attack on pregnant woman arrested in Myrtle Beach

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Deputies in Sumter say a man wanted in the kidnapping and attack on a pregnant woman last month has been arrested in Myrtle Beach. More>>

Midlands agencies, officers among recipients of awards for DUI enforcement

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The SC Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) recognized law enforcement officers and agencies on Wednesday for their efforts in 2014 to enforce the state's DUI laws and remove impaired drivers from South Carolina roadways. More>>

WIS Investigates: State law does not protect tenants from mold

Mold that appeared in Lakisha Miles’ bathroom cabinet in her apartment. Mold that appeared in Lakisha Miles’ bathroom cabinet in her apartment.
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It's in every home in the country, but too much of it has been known to cause serious health problems, even death.  More>>

Midlands swim coach named latest Community Builder

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One Midlands man has been making a splash in the world of swimming for more than 35 years. Coach Stanley McIntosh's dedication to the sport and to local youth led one of his own swimmers to nominate him as a WIS Community Builder in partnership with Mungo Homes. More>>

Fund continues to grow to help Chapin teen severely injured in lacrosse game

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A fund set up for the Chapin High School student severely injured during a lacrosse game continues to grow.  More>>

SC State board votes to terminate President Thomas Elzey

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South Carolina State University President Thomas Elzey has been fired from the university following a vote by the Board of Trustees. More>>

SC State president files for injunction against school

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South Carolina State University President Thomas Elzey has filed for a temporary injunction against the school, claiming the university has breached his contract and caused harm to his reputation. More>>

Legal loopholes rob family of justice after Spice-related death

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It surfaced more than five years ago, marketed as a safe and legal way to get high. It's known as synthetic marijuana, k-2 or Spice - a designer drug with a hundred different chemical variations. More>>

Fairfield Co. residents voice concerns about councilman's `only whites complained` comment

Councilman Mikel Trapp explains at a recent Fairfield County Council meeting that he believes only white people are complaining about his tuition reimbursement. (Source: YouTube) Councilman Mikel Trapp explains at a recent Fairfield County Council meeting that he believes only white people are complaining about his tuition reimbursement. (Source: YouTube)
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There's outrage brewing in one Midlands County after a controversial comment by a county councilman.  More>>

President Elzey speaks out following criticism from Congressman Clyburn

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After talk about shutting down South Carolina State University and harsh criticisms about his leadership, SC State President Thomas Elzey is speaking out. More>>

Reports: Nearly $150K raised for Lexington County sheriff's race

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It may be just a county sheriff's race, but there's already almost $150,000 worth of contributions being poured into the Lexington County sheriff's race, according to the election reports. More>>

Bishopville divided - again - over proposed bypass Video included

Tractor-trailers drive through Bishopville's Main Street. Tractor-trailers drive through Bishopville's Main Street.
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Bishopville is divided over a proposed bypass. It's a bypass that Bishopville City Council shot down, but now it's back.Lee County administrators said $20 million in federal funds have been allocated to build this bypass.  More>>

Wounded warriors become outdoorsmen with foundation's help

Vietnam veteran Darrel Gray and Terry Cotney Vietnam veteran Darrel Gray and Terry Cotney
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"I can get more connected when I'm out in the woods than I can with anything else." More>>

Chapin High School finalist for Palmetto's Finest Award

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Chapin High School is one of two Midlands-area schools who are finalists for the Palmetto's Finest Awards, issued by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators. More>>

Filing begins Friday for Lexington County sheriff's race

These are four of the five known candidates running for Lexington County sheriff. These are four of the five known candidates running for Lexington County sheriff.
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Candidate filing begins Friday for those looking to replace former Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts, who resigned and plead guilty to harboring illegal aliens in a federal corruption case late last year.  More>>

Candidates line up to be the next Lexington County sheriff

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Regardless of what happens with the federal case still pending against him, James Metts' 42 year career as Lexington County sheriff is over. More>>

West Columbia police officer called hero after saving man from jumping off bridge

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West Columbia police officer Will Norris recalls saving a man who nearly jumped from the Gervais Street bridge. More>>

Man accused of sexual misconduct attempted to resume work as a nurse

Kerston Turner (Source: Facebook) Kerston Turner (Source: Facebook)
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A Midlands man accused of sexual misconduct and misrepresenting himself as a nurse was attempting to resume work as a nurse in the Lowcountry. More>>

Bond denied a third time for "Hockey Mask Bandit"

Cedrick Gaines (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Cedrick Gaines (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
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A 36-year-old Fort Jackson soldier has been denied bond twice after authorities identified him as the so-called "Hockey Mask Bandit." More>>

Expert: Surveillance cameras may not be the answer for child daycares

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Child care experts say surveillance video systems may not be the answer when it comes to ensuring your child's safety at a daycare center. More>>

Feds want lawyer to talk to Metts' investigators

James Metts leaves the federal courthouse in Columbia earlier this week. (Source: WIS) James Metts leaves the federal courthouse in Columbia earlier this week. (Source: WIS)
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Prosecutors are asking a judge to order the lawyer who advised the Lexington County Sheriff's Office while James Metts was sheriff to talk to investigators about his former boss. More>>

U.S. Supreme Court decision paves way for same-sex marriage in SC

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The United States Supreme Court has stepped in and decided to not issue an emergency stay in the ongoing political drama surrounding same-sex marriage in South Carolina. More>>

Store owner refutes claims that he sells synthetic marijuana

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Earlier this week in a WIS undercover investigation, we took you inside the shops, and face-to-face with those apparently selling synthetic marijuana brands as identified by the drug enforcement administration. More>>

WIS Investigates: Columbia Half Marathon

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The Columbia area is home to dozens of running events. From 5K's to a full marathon and plenty of distances in between.Some, like the Governor's Cup races earlier this month, have been around for decades.And while most seem to go off without a hitch, one that's supposed to take place in three weeks appears to be in trouble. More>>

Woman charged in tax fraud scheme involving Richland deputies' disputes charges

Maribel Crespo (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Maribel Crespo (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
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The attorney for Maribel Crespo is disputing claims by Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott. More>>

SC woman charged in fire at husband's Norway shop

The 59-year-old wife of a Norway businessman has been charged with making a false claim in a fire at her husband's auto shop. More>>

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