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Seth Thomas was last seen when he left for a hike in Peru on Friday. (Source: Janet Thomas) Seth Thomas was last seen when he left for a hike in Peru on Friday. (Source: Janet Thomas)

Officials searching for missing USC student in Peru

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A University of South Carolina student who is on a trip in Peru is missing.

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Tim Tebow set to leave Columbia Fireflies Video included

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The Tebow train is leaving Columbia! 

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Residents honor SC soldiers at Korean War memorial service Video included

(Source: WISTV) (Source: WISTV)
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Dozens took time out Saturday morning to pay their respects to the South Carolinians who made the ultimate sacrifice during the Korean War.

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Midlands native Leeza Gibbons hosts Dare2Care Fair Video included

(Source: WISTV) (Source: WISTV)
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Midlands native and TV journalist Leeza Gibbons was back in the Capital City over the weekend to host her first ever Dare2Care Fair and Reception.

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UPDATE: Coroner identifies missing swimmer found in Saluda River Video included

(Source: WISTV) (Source: WISTV)
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The Richland County Coroner has identified the body of a swimmer that was found by authorities on Saturday in the Saluda River. 

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Miss Columbia crowned as new Miss South Carolina Video included

Suzi Roberts, Miss Columbia, took her first walk as the newly crowned Miss South Carolina at the Township Auditorium Saturday night. (Source: Miss SC) Suzi Roberts, Miss Columbia, took her first walk as the newly crowned Miss South Carolina at the Township Auditorium Saturday night. (Source: Miss SC)
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A new Miss South Carolina was crowned Saturday night! 

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Two men arrested after leading Richland County deputies on car chase Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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Two men are behind bars after leading Richland County deputies on a chase Saturday night on Broad River Road.

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Coroner identifies victim in early morning fatal crash in Lexington County Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after one person died in a fatal crash Saturday morning in Lexington County. 

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Hundreds apply for employment at Lexington Medical Job Fair Video included

(Source: WISTV) (Source: WISTV)
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Lexington Medical Center hosted hundreds of people searching for employment at its West Columbia campus early Saturday morning. 

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Columbia fire officials respond to car fire on I-20 Video included

(Source: WISTV) (Source: WISTV)
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A car was on engulfed in flames Saturday morning on I-20 near the Broad River exit. 

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Lexington deputies arrest, charge women in connection to concession stand burglary Video included

Kayla Wallace (left) and Brittany McDaniel (right) both face multiple charges in connection to a burglary of a concession stand at a Pelion sports complex. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff’s Dept.) Kayla Wallace (left) and Brittany McDaniel (right) both face multiple charges in connection to a burglary of a concession stand at a Pelion sports complex. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff’s Dept.)
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Lexington County deputies arrested two women in connection to a burglary of a concession stand at a Pelion sports complex. 

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Richland County coroner identifies victim in fatal shooting Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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The Richland County Coroner has identified a victim of a shooting that happened early Saturday morning. 

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Columbia man dies following collision involving fire truck Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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The Lexington County Coroner has identified the victim in a fatal early Saturday morning collision involving a Lexington County Fire Service truck. 

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2 charged in the death of missing Lexington Co. woman Video included

(Source: Lexington County Detention Center) (Source: Lexington County Detention Center)
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A man and a woman have been charged in the death of a Lexington Co. woman who had been missing since mid-April. 

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Early morning Eutawville crash claims one life

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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One person died after their car ran off SC-6 in Orangeburg about 2 miles east of Eutawville.

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UPDATE: Mother, 2 kids in critical condition after rescue from Sumter pond Video included

Source: Sumter Fire Capt. Joey Duggan Source: Sumter Fire Capt. Joey Duggan
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An adult and three children in Sumter County were rescued after their car went into a retention pond Thursday night. 

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F3 runners honor fallen friend through amazing run Video included

(Source: Twitter) (Source: Twitter)
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Members of F3 Lexington continue to honor their friend who was killed Wednesday morning when he was struck by a car. 

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Police: Man attempted to rob 88-year-old near hotel Video included

(Source: Lexington Police Department) (Source: Lexington Police Department)
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A search is underway for a man police say attempted to rob an 88-year-old at a hotel.

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Chapin man cashes in $200K Powerball ticket 2 weeks after win

(Source: Powerball) (Source: Powerball)
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A Chapin man found $200,000 laying on his nightstand this week. It was a winning Powerball® ticket that sat there untouched and forgotten for two weeks. 

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House leadership will not reconvene for vetoes Video included

South Carolina State House (Source: WIS) South Carolina State House (Source: WIS)
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State House leaders have decided not reconvene this year to take up budget vetoes made by Governor Henry McMaster. 

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Tennessee man defends fiancé, claims she was body-shamed at apartment pool

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Tyler Newman's Facebook post on June 20 has gone viral, and he begins by saying, "I have never really witnessed sexual harassment and/or 'rape culture' until today with Smoky Crossing Apartments." 

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Columbia neighborhood unnerved after instances of animal torture, abuse Video included

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Someone is abusing and killing animals, according to residents who live in the Rosewood neighborhood on South Prospect Street. 

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Reports of shots fired at gas station on N. Beltline Blvd. Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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Police are on the scene of an incident at a gas station in the 3100 block of N. Beltline Blvd. in Columbia. 

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UPDATE: Crews suspend search for missing swimmer near Riverbanks Zoo Video included

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The Columbia Fire Department is working a water rescue near the Riverbanks Zoo.

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Midlands law enforcement officials prepare for 2017 solar eclipse Video included

(Source: NASA) (Source: NASA)
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We are two months away from the U.S. experiencing its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in 99 years. 

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Richland County man arrested, charged with assault for second time

Solomon Yemame. (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Solomon Yemame. (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
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A Richland County man who was previously arrested for sexually assaulting a mentally disabled woman has turned himself into authorities for a crime committed in April. 

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Deputies: Man wanted for spray-painting 'derogatory language' on victim's driveway Video included

(Source: Surveillance video/RCSD) (Source: Surveillance video/RCSD)
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 The suspect stepped onto the victim’s property and spray-painted "derogatory language" on the victim’s driveway.  

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Former RCSD deputy charged with domestic violence found not-guilty Video included

William Carlson (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department) William Carlson (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
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A former Richland County Sheriff’s deputy who was charged and terminated from his job following an altercation with his wife was found not guilty by a jury in Lexington County. 

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Person of interest sought in case of woman robbed outside gym

(Source: Columbia Police Department) (Source: Columbia Police Department)
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Columbia police have released surveillance footage of a person of interest being sought in connection with the armed robbery of a 69-year-old woman who was leaving her gym earlier this week.

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SC's drivers are nearly as discourteous as NY? Oh, the shame

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For more than 150 years, most people in South Carolina have wanted no association whatsoever with the people of New York. 

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Judge: Prosecutor to stay on South Carolina corruption case Video included

David Pascoe remains on the public corruption probe. (Source: WIS) David Pascoe remains on the public corruption probe. (Source: WIS)
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A judge says the prosecutor overseeing an investigation into corruption at the South Carolina Statehouse can stay on the case. 

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Tuition raises coming for USC as university leaders seek more state help Video included

(Source: University of South Carolina) (Source: University of South Carolina)
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Tuition is going up again at the University of South Carolina following a Board of Trustees decision Friday afternoon. 

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Tip leads to Elgin man's child porn arrest Video included

Thomas Turner (Source: Kershaw Co. Detention Center) Thomas Turner (Source: Kershaw Co. Detention Center)
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The South Carolina Attorney General's office says a tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children led to the arrest of an Elgin man. 

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Is a major company bringing a big investment and jobs to Newberry County? Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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A major company could be making plans to expand in Newberry County. 

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Charity CEO indicted again on charges related to misuse of H-tax funds

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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The CEO of a nonprofit community mentoring program in Richland County previously indicted by the State Grand Jury on five counts of perjury has been indicted once again on allegations related to the misuse of hospitality tax funds.

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$100K Palmetto Cash 5 ticket sold in Lexington

Source: SC Education Lottery Source: SC Education Lottery
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If you played Palmetto Cash 5 Thursday night, check your tickets. A ticket worth $100,000 was sold in Lexington. 

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PSC schedules hearing on nuclear plant future after environmental groups' protest Video included

(Source: WISTV) (Source: WISTV)
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The South Carolina Public Service Commission responded quickly after environmental groups staged a protest, then demanded a public hearing on the outlook for the V.C. Summer nuclear project under construction in Fairfield County. 

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Indictment: DJJ employee directed juveniles be 'hog-tied'

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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The U.S. Attorney's Office has indicted a Department of Juvenile Justice lieutenant on federal civil rights charges stemming from allegations that she ordered two subordinates to "hog-tie" two juvenile offenders. 

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Thornwell taken in NBA Draft by Milwaukee Bucks, traded to Clippers Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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Sindarius Thornwell is headed to the NBA. 

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Cosby advocates: Embattled comedian wants to hold sex assault seminars this summer Video included

(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Norristown, Pa.
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Andrew Wyatt told WBRC's Good Day Alabama in Birmingham that Cosby is planning the town halls to educate young people - especially athletes - about the "warning signs" from "potential victims." 

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South Carolina's last Confederate flag remains in a box

Confederate battle flag at Confederate Memorial on the grounds of the South Carolina State House Confederate battle flag at Confederate Memorial on the grounds of the South Carolina State House

Nearly two years after South Carolina lawmakers promised to publicly display the final Confederate flag removed from Statehouse grounds, the banner still sits in a box in a museum.

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Hearing scheduled in State House corruption case

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)

A judge handling the Statehouse corruption case that has led to charges against four Republican lawmakers is holding a hearing.

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CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Road rage triggers multiple crashes in California

The road rage incident was caught on video by driver Octavio Fernandez. (Source: Octavio Fernandez/Facebook screenshot) The road rage incident was caught on video by driver Octavio Fernandez. (Source: Octavio Fernandez/Facebook screenshot)
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An apparent road rage incident involving a motorcyclist and another driver on a California highway injured an uninvolved driver and was all caught on camera.

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Trio charged in Columbia drug conspiracy waived rights at hearing Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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A trio of men charged in a massive drug conspiracy are expected to appear at a detention hearing Thursday.

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USC and Siemens announce historic $628 million partnership Video included

(Source: WISTV) (Source: WISTV)

Siemens Corp. is joining with the University of South Carolina to provide students access to an estimated $628 million worth of the latest technology.

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Police: Driver in case of F3 member struck by car not at fault Video included

Source: Lexington Police via Twitter Source: Lexington Police via Twitter
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Police have determined the driver of a vehicle that hit a runner in Lexington on Wednesday morning did not contribute to the collision.

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Remembering Parker and Haley: Midlands couple honor kids with annual 5K Video included

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It’s the 5th Annual Hewitt 5K Walk/Run. The event raises money in memory of 5-year-old Parker and 3-year-old Haley Hewitt. 

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Surveillance images capture 3 young suspects connected to armed robbery, assault Video included

Columbia police are searching for these three young men in connection to an armed robbery and assault. (Source: Columbia Police Department) Columbia police are searching for these three young men in connection to an armed robbery and assault. (Source: Columbia Police Department)
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Columbia police have released surveillance images of three suspects wanted in connection with an armed robbery and assault that happened on Tuesday.

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Gov. Henry McMaster pledges action in wake of Myrtle Beach shootings Video included

Gov. Henry McMaster met with coastal law enforcement officials on Thursday. (Source: WIS) Gov. Henry McMaster met with coastal law enforcement officials on Thursday. (Source: WIS)
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Pledging action and many more boots on the ground, Gov. Henry McMaster said Thursday the recent shootings and law enforcement issues in Myrtle Beach are an "aberration." 

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Coroner identifies swimmer recovered from Congaree River

(Source: WISTV) (Source: WISTV)
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The Richland County Coroner's Office has identified the name of the swimmer whose body was recovered earlier this week from the Congaree River.  

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Stabbing leaves one man in serious condition; investigation underway

(Source: Google Earth Pro) (Source: Google Earth Pro)
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The Richland County Sheriff's Department is investigating a stabbing that has left one man in serious condition.

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USC receives massive grant from multinational company Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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The University of South Carolina is receiving a blockbuster grant from a multinational corporation designed to help train the next generation of engineers.

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Sheriff: Teenage duo stole golf cart, broke into church

Skylar Shuey (Source: WIS) Skylar Shuey (Source: WIS)
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Two Lexington County teens are having the book thrown at them in connection with a series of crimes this week, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.

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2-vehicle collision seriously injures person on moped Video included

(Source: CPD/Twitter) (Source: CPD/Twitter)
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Columbia police are investigating a 2-vehicle collision between a pickup truck and a moped. 

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SCDOT plans lane shift on Garners Ferry Road bridge

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation plans to shift lanes on its construction project on the Garners Ferry Road bridge over Mill Creek.  

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#SleevelessLikeCheech movement honors F3 runner who died Video included

F3 members pray after workout at Hand Middle School in Columbia (Source: WIS) F3 members pray after workout at Hand Middle School in Columbia (Source: WIS)
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As F3 members around the Midlands -- and around the world, apparently -- mourn the loss of one of their own after he was killed while running Wednesday morning, a social media hashtag was created to also honor his commitment to fitness. 

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Deputies release surveillance video of jewelry store break-in Video included

Source: RCSD Source: RCSD
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Richland County Sheriff's deputies have released surveillance video of a burglary at a jewelry store hoping someone will recognize the burglar. 

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Man hit by car while running in Lexington has died Video included

F3 members pray after workout at Hand Middle School in Columbia (Source: WIS) F3 members pray after workout at Hand Middle School in Columbia (Source: WIS)
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The man hit by a car while working out Wednesday morning has died. 

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SC man charged with starting fire in Washington, D.C. park

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A South Carolina man is accused of starting a fire in a Washington park near a memorial for a teenager who was beaten to death in Virginia

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Sheriff: Eagle-eyed residents alert law enforcement to three ATM skimmers Video included

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The Richland County Sheriff's Department has called a noon news conference to discuss several arrests in connection with a credit card skimmer operation in the county.

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I-20 open in Lexington County after crash

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An accident in Lexington County blocked a portion of Interstate 20 late Wednesday.

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Questions linger for family of Chapin man killed in hit and run Video included

22-year-old Darrius Dreher was killed in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning in Lexington County.  (Source: The Dreher family) 22-year-old Darrius Dreher was killed in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning in Lexington County. (Source: The Dreher family)
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The South Carolina Highway Patrol is still looking for a hit-and-run driver connected to the death of a man in Chapin.

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Pedestrian-vehicle fatalities are on the rise in SC Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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This trend has troopers getting creative to warn pedestrians of unsafe practices, encouraging them to be visible to drivers. 

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Solar farm cuts energy costs at Columbia airport Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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The airport is now tapping into the output of a 4,320-panel, 1.38-megawatt solar array, the first of its kind at a Palmetto State airfield. The solar farm is located on a five

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State sued for seizing control of failing school district Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)

South Carolina's lowest-performing school district is arguing the state unconstitutionally took over its schools.

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Community Builder: Miss SC Teen contestant honored for program for homeless youth Video included

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Wednesday night marks the second night of preliminary competition at the Township Auditorium for the Miss South Carolina and Miss South Carolina Teen pageant.

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American military hero gifted new home by community partners Video included

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Patriot Guard Riders, veterans, community members, and builders gathered Wednesday in a showing of service and gratitude for an American hero who served us. 

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SCE&G to offer rebates to energy-efficient customers

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Tuesday is the first day of summer, and SCE&G wants to remind you about some rebates you could be eligible for, by upgrading to a new energy-efficient air conditioning system. 

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Flash mob promotes literacy, love, and awareness for Emanuel AME Video included

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If you heard some little singing voices carrying across the county Wednesday, you weren’t imaging things. Richland One's Camp Discovery wrapped with a series of flash mobs all over the county.

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Romanian gang said to be behind skimmers in Midlands, 1 arrested Video included

A woman has been arrested in connection to the skimmers in Richland County. (Source: RCSD) A woman has been arrested in connection to the skimmers in Richland County. (Source: RCSD)
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A man is being hailed a hero after discovering a skimming device on a Midlands ATM Saturday.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Crash on US 378 westbound to delay traffic

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A crash on US 378 westbound is expected to delay traffic for the next two hours, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. 

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Oliver Gospel Mission benefits from furniture donation

Source: WIS Source: WIS
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For the third time in nine months, Oliver Gospel Mission has been the beneficiary of a furniture donation from La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries. 

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Richland Co. deputies release surveillance video of burglary Video included

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Richland County Sheriff's deputies hope someone can recognize the person in a surveillance video of a burglary that happened in March. 

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Pedestrian hit, killed by van in Batesburg-Leesville Video included

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A Batesburg man is dead after being hit by a van in Batesburg-Leesville late Tuesday night. 

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Investigators release surveillance photo from pharmacy burglary Video included

Source: Whitmire P.D. Source: Whitmire P.D.
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Investigators in Newberry County have released a surveillance photo from a burglary at a Whitmire pharmacy Tuesday morning, trying to identify the burglars. 

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Midlands comedian headed to Germany to tour with the USO Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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A Midlands comedian will be looking to spread a lot of laughs in the coming days as he gets ready to tour with the United Service Organizations. 

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Recent shootings has tourists headed to Myrtle Beach packing added caution Video included

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With Myrtle Beach dealing with a string of shootings lately many tourists say they plan to practice added caution while visiting the South Carolina hotspot. 

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SPECIAL ELECTIONS LATEST: Norman wins SC-5, more Midlands election results Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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South Carolina voters cast their ballots on Tuesday for several special elections, including the race for Congress to replace Mick Mulvaney. 

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There's a new controversy about old nooses near Swansea bar Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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They seem to have been there a long time on Jim Rucker Road in rural Lexington County. Maybe a couple of decades or more. But who put up two expertly tied nooses and why? And why hasn't the man who owns the property taken them down? 

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Police seek three involved in armed robbery of convenience store

(Source: Columbia Police Department/Twitter) (Source: Columbia Police Department/Twitter)
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The Columbia Police Department needs your help to find three people who were involved in an armed robbery on Tuesday evening. 

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Columbia City Council votes to approve new budget, higher costs for taxpayers Video included

Ahead of the vote, a drop-in was held at City Hall for residents who had questions about the proposed budget. (Source: City of Columbia Twitter) Ahead of the vote, a drop-in was held at City Hall for residents who had questions about the proposed budget. (Source: City of Columbia Twitter)
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Columbia City Council voted unanimously to approve a 2017-2018 budget that will cost some taxpayers an additional $100 a year. 

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Missing swimmer's body recovered from Congaree River Video included

(Source: WISTV) (Source: WISTV)
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The body of a missing swimmer has been recovered from the Congaree River, according to Capt. Robert McCullough with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

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Deputies seek 2 men after pharmacy break-in Video included

(Source: Newberry County Sheriff's Office) (Source: Newberry County Sheriff's Office)
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Authorities in Whitmire are searching for two men who stole prescription medications after breaking into a pharmacy Tuesday morning. 

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Texas mom texts 'don't wait up!' after meeting football players during daughter's orientation

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If college is supposed to be the best time of your life, then Avery Leilani's mom is living her BEST life.  

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UPDATE: Police arrest 'armed and dangerous' man accused of impersonating federal agent Video included

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Columbia Police are now seeking a man also being sought by Lexington Police for impersonating a U.S. Marshal at two Midlands area GameStop locations.

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Men's fitness group works out to honor Midlands soldier killed in Afghanistan 5 years ago Video included

1st Lt. Ryan Rawl (Source: Rawl family) 1st Lt. Ryan Rawl (Source: Rawl family)
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It was five years ago Tuesday when three U.S. service members from South Carolina were killed in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan.

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Sen. Tim Scott's Wikipedia page defaced with racist remarks

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (Source: WIS) South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (Source: WIS)
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Because some people think it's a good idea to vandalize a Wikipedia page in hopes no one will notice, a Wikipedia editor was blasted for editing a page by his intended target. 

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Roadway reopened after natural gas leak in Lexington Co.

(Source: Lexington Police Department/Twitter) (Source: Lexington Police Department/Twitter)
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A natural gas leak temporarily closed a roadway in Lexington, according to the police department. 

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A moment with Mickey, Minnie, and this deaf child will melt your heart Video included

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A deaf child was certainly the happiest person at the happiest place on Earth when he received a special greeting at Disneyland last month. 

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2 Columbia men among 3 facing federal drug conspiracy charges

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Three men have been arrested on federal drug charges after a raid on a house in Columbia this weekend.

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Oversleeping church worker causes late start for one polling place Video included

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As voters in South Carolina Congressional District 5 head to the polls Tuesday morning to choose between two men to replace former Congressman Mick Mulvaney, voters in one precinct had to deal with a bizarre issue.

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Two gang members arrested on drug, weapon charges

Michael Gary (left) and Denzel Dixon (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office) Michael Gary (left) and Denzel Dixon (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office)
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Deputies in Kershaw County have arrested two men documented as “Blood” gang members.

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Midlands drive-in theatre working on repairs after lightning strike

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A direct lightning strike over the weekend has damaged equipment across the Monetta Drive-In Theatre, according to a Facebook post.

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Day 2 of search for missing swimming concludes near Gervais Street bridge Video included

(Source: WISTV) (Source: WISTV)
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The search for a missing swimmer in the Congaree River has concluded for the second day and come to an inconclusive end.  

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Man who live streamed Myrtle Beach shooting 'froze,' 'just kept watching' Video included

(Source: Bubba Hinson) (Source: Bubba Hinson)
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A Kershaw County man who live streamed a shooting on Ocean Boulevard on Facebook Live over the weekend says when the bullets started flying, he froze and just kept streaming. 

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Police: Man impersonating US Marshal wanted to inspect game consoles Video included

(Source: Lexington Police Department) (Source: Lexington Police Department)
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Lexington Police are looking for a man who claimed himself to be an agent of the U.S. Marshal's Office while making a stop at two Midlands-area GameStop locations.

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Timetable could soon be coming to replace bridge damaged in 2015 flood Video included

(Source: Mike DeSumma/WIS) (Source: Mike DeSumma/WIS)
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Nearly two years after the history-making flood of 2015, a badly damaged bridge in Richland County could now be on its way to replacement.

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President tweets support of GOP candidate in SC-5 Video included

Noman (L) and Parnell (R) will face-off during a special election on Tuesday, June 20. (Source: WIS) Noman (L) and Parnell (R) will face-off during a special election on Tuesday, June 20. (Source: WIS)
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If you were wondering who President Donald Trump is rooting for in the SC-5 election, you won't have to wonder anymore. 

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Pair of library locations to close for renovations

(Source: Richland Library) (Source: Richland Library)
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Two library locations in Richland County are closing for renovations on July 1 at 6 p.m.

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SLED investigating school district after letter details alleged corruption, wasteful spending Video included

(Source: Mike DeSumma/WIS) (Source: Mike DeSumma/WIS)
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SLED is now investigating after the Sumter County Sheriff's Office received an anonymous letter alleging possible misconduct by high-ranking Sumter County School District employees as the district struggles with budgetary issues.

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Ex-SC State board chairman has racketeering conviction overturned

Jonathan Pinson (Source: WIS) Jonathan Pinson (Source: WIS)
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The former board chairman at South Carolina State University convicted of 29 counts related to a kickback scheme and theft of government funds has had one of his convictions overturned.

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UPDATE: Dog taken during car theft found in Sumter Video included

Call West Columbia police if you see this dog, who was inside a vehicle that was stolen (Source: owner) Call West Columbia police if you see this dog, who was inside a vehicle that was stolen (Source: owner)
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A dog who had become a stowaway in a carjacking in West Columbia has been found in Sumter, according to police. 

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Police search for armed robber who stole woman's car, purse outside gym Video included

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Columbia Police are searching for a man who robbed a 69-year-old woman of her vehicle and purse outside a gym Monday morning. 

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Teen arrested in connection to car break-in investigation

Raheem Antwann Brown (Source: CPD) Raheem Antwann Brown (Source: CPD)
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Columbia Police arrested a teen accused of breaking into vehicles. 

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'Retaliation' the motive after two arrested in Friday murder Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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Two have been arrested and charged in connection for what the Richland County Sheriff's Department says was "retaliation" for a previous dispute. 

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Man injured in Sunday shooting, RCSD investigating

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Richland County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a shooting that injured a man Sunday afternoon.

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Richland Co. deputies investigating overnight drive-by shooting Video included

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Richland County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a drive-by shooting overnight. Lt. Curtis Wilson with the Sheriff's Department says two people were hurt in the shooting on Metze Road. 

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Coroner says Chapin man killed in hit-and-run while crossing road

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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The Lexington County Coroner says a Chapin man was killed in a hit-and-run while attempting to cross a road near his home Sunday morning.

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Coroner identifies victim in Sumter County hit-and-run Video included

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South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers are investigating after one person died in a hit-and-run early Sunday morning in Sumter County. 

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Wet week ahead as First Alert team watches the tropics

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An unsettled pattern is shaping up for much of this week as two weather events will affect the state. 

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Man serving life for killing sex offender loses appeal

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A man who along with his wife killed a sex offender in South Carolina because they said God told them to will not have his guilty plea overturned.

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UPDATE: Calhoun County dam water levels decrease, Old Sandy Run Road reopened Video included

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation has decided to reopen Old Sandy Run Road in Calhoun County after the road was closed due to a possible dam breach. 

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Families gather at State House for children's health Video included

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Families from around the Midlands came together at the State House on Saturday to take a stand for kids - saying it’s time to figure out why childhood disease is becoming more and more common. 

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9/11 Memorial designer to create church shooting memorial

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The architect who designed the 9/11 Memorial in New York has been chosen to create a memorial to honor the nine worshippers who died in a racist attack on a Charleston church.

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Update: Coroner identifies driver killed after crashing into Richland County home Video included

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One person died in Richland County after their car ran off the road and hit a house. 

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Women say potholes along I-26 blew out their tires Video included

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Two Midlands women say they are having to repair their cars because of potholes on Interstate 26. 

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UPDATE: Missing Lee Co. mother, 5 kids have been located Video included

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The Lee County Sheriff's Office says a mother and her five children who were all last seen on June 8 are safe and will be making contact with their family soon. 

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Man sued, placed on trespass notice for requesting public information from school Video included

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A Midlands school district is suing a Lexington County man for filing too many public records requests.

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Your tax dollars at the pump: millions planned for rural roads safety Video included

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Higher tax at the gas pumps is slated to be spent on road safety, including highway improvements designed to curb the number of fatal crashes in South Carolina. WIS is tracking what the first $50 million of those tax dollars would buy.

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Buyouts offered to some workers ahead of Palmetto, Greenville Health partnership Video included

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Are layoffs coming to one of the most well-known medical facilities around?

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Fire Marshal's office taking stock of safeguards in Columbia hi-rises Video included

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After a London apartment building burned this week, killing at least 30 people, questions remain about the safeguards in place for buildings everywhere. 

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Food Fight: Midlands grocery store scene is in transition Video included

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These are the final days for a familiar presence in Irmo's West Friarsgate Shopping Center. 

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Columbia man treats coworkers after winning lottery

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A Columbia man treated his coworkers to some burgers and shakes at McDonald's after he found out he was a big winner in the lottery. 

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Columbia's 'front porch' plan to transform State House grounds likely on life support Video included

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A plan to use $195,000 in grant money rewarded to the City of Columbia to transform the State House grounds into a fun-filled "front porch" for state visitors has likely reached a serious road block.

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Gas station employee accused of stealing customer credit card

Shaheen Snider (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Shaheen Snider (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
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An employee at a Garner's Ferry Road gas station has been arrested, accused of stealing a customer's credit card and using it at several businesses. 

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Inmate who escaped Midlands jail captured Video included

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Law enforcement officials are on the hunt for a man who escaped a Midlands jail overnight. 

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Woman charged with stealing $30,000 in Rx drugs in pharmacy break-in

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Richland County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a woman accused of stealing $30,000 in prescription drugs during a break-in at a pharmacy. 

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Citizens have 19 designs to choose from for City of Columbia flag

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The City of Columbia wants a flag. So the Columbia Design League and One Columbia for Arts and History are working on designing a new flag. 

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SC hospital merger will create largest health care company in the state Video included

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Two of South Carolina’s leading health institutions are joining forces to create a new, nonprofit health company. 

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Contraband, lack of officers top safety concerns inside SC prisons Video included

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A riot was reported inside prison walls late Wednesday night, as inmates allegedly attacked corrections officers at an Edgefield County prison when officers tried to take away a prisoner’s cell phone. 

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State Superintendent: Lawmakers should return to Columbia to approve bus funding Video included

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The state's education leader is pleading for lawmakers to return to the State House to approve funding for the state's aging buses.

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Midlands cleaning up from thunderstorm damage Video included

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People in parts of the Midlands are cleaning up from damage left behind by thunderstorms Thursday night and early Friday. 

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More storms likely Friday

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Afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be part of the forecast the next several days and the atmosphere remains unsettled. 

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Rising from the ashes: 105-year-old's Cayce home being rebuilt Video included

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At 105 years old, Mrs. Willie Dean Anderson needs no introduction. “

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Six officers rescued following prison riot over inmate's cell phone Video included

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Two officers with the state Department of Corrections were treated at the scene of a prison riot at Trenton Correctional Institute in Edgefield County. 

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Death of popular Midlands musician ruled a 'justifiable homicide' Video included

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A Midlands musician has died from injuries suffered during an early morning incident at the home of his former girlfriend, but investigators are still unsure about the exact cause of death.

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150 mph motorcycle pursuit on I-20 ends with one man arrested, another hospitalized Video included

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One man is facing a slew of charges and another will be arrested once he gets out of the hospital after a Kershaw County deputy had to chase them after clocking them going 115 mph on Interstate 20 over the weekend.

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Remaking South Main may come with a big cost: less parking Video included

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After years of work to revitalize Columbia’s Main Street on the north side of the South Carolina State House, city planners are now focusing on a long-standing effort to revamp a section of the street on the capital building’s south side. 

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False shots fired call leads to heavy police presence near Columbia College

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A large police presence is currently at the scene on Columbia College Drive following a shots fired call, according to the Columbia Police Department.

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Ex-SC governor: Trump 'partially' to blame for rhetoric that led to shooting Video included

U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford (Source: WIS) U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford (Source: WIS)
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Congressman Mark Sanford said President Donald Trump is "partially" responsible for the rhetoric "unleashed" in the nation that appears to have caused a congressman to be shot on Wednesday.

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Teacher charged with child porn claims he was 'hacked' Video included

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A Richland 2 science teacher placed on leave after officials say he e-mailed a link containing child pornography using a school-issued laptop reportedly claimed to the recipient that his computer had been hacked.

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Richland deputies arrest alleged phone thief masquerading as fast food restaurant employee

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The Richland County Sheriff's Department has arrested a man they say was masquerading as a fast food employee so he could steal phones from people he lured to restaurants using mobile apps for buying and selling.

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Deputies: Woman sought after man steals truck off dealership lot Video included

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The Lexington County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the community’s help in identifying a woman connected to the theft of a Dodge truck from a dealership. 

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Softball for State House members: SC lawmakers react to Alexandria shooting Video included

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After the shooting that left multiple people injured, including a congressman, members of the South Carolina General Assembly reflect on safety.  The Wednesday morning shooting in Alexandria, VA, happened when a gunman ambushed the Republican congressional baseball team's practice; the team would compete against Democrats in a game for charity.  The South Carolina House and Senate compete against each other in a similar game; it's a tradition for them to play softball... More>>

Funding the main strain for SC law enforcement in getting needed weapons Video included

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Wednesday’s shooting in Alexandria, Virginia shed new light on law enforcement agencies and the continuous struggle some are facing to equip their officers with necessary weapons. 

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City's aging water pipes may soon see relief, but your wallet may not Video included

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Utility bills could soon be on the rise for City of Columbia customers if city council votes yes. 

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SC Supreme Court to hear Penny Tax case Video included

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A long-simmering tax dispute between Richland County and the South Carolina Department of Revenue is now under consideration by the state's highest court. 

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Pair of Midlands school leaders make a statement about buses: 'It makes me angry' Video included

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Tami Pagan expects better. Her children take the bus to school, and she said that’s the reason they show up late to class a lot. 

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Midlands man wanted in attempted murder case detained in Texas Video included

Multiple agencies, including the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Marshals Office, assisted in locating 31-year-old Javaris Mitchell. (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department) Multiple agencies, including the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the United States Marshals Office, assisted in locating 31-year-old Javaris Mitchell. (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)
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A suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that happened Tuesday, June 6 in Richland County has been arrested in Waco, Texas. 

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3 charged with 100+ counts in string of robberies Video included

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Three Orangeburg County men have been arrested and linked to a number of burglaries and larcenies. 

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Body recovered from Lake Marion after boating accident

The victim's family has identified him as 27-year-old Marquille Miller.  (Source: Family photo) The victim's family has identified him as 27-year-old Marquille Miller.  (Source: Family photo)
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A family is devastated after a day of fishing turns deadly. Search efforts were underway late Tuesday night at Packs Landing on Lake Marion after one boater went overboard. 

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Man charged in crash involving stolen truck

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CPD announced the arrest of a man who crashed a stolen truck Tuesday.  

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Man killed in boating accident identified Video included

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Department of Natural Resources investigators say the body of a boater who went missing in Sumter County on Tuesday has been recovered.

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SC deputy saves wedding day, gets bride to altar

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One Greenville County, SC deputy saved the day and helped one bride remain flawless on her wedding day.

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Columbia police investigate armed robbery at Maxcy Gregg Park

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Columbia Police are investigating an armed robbery at Maxcy Gregg Park Wednesday morning. 

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SC Congressman left baseball practice before shooting Video included

Congressman Jeff Duncan (Source: Facebook) Congressman Jeff Duncan (Source: Facebook)
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South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan says he's safe after shots were fired at a baseball field where he had attended practice earlier Wednesday morning. 

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Deputies recover nearly $600K in stolen equipment Video included

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The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department recovered more than a half a dozen items valued at $590,000 from multiple businesses. Now, deputies are looking to identify those responsible for taking the machinery. 

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Man, 23, charged with murder of Columbia man during home break-in Video included

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Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook announced an arrest in the murder of a 43-year-old man who was shot to death in his home on April 8, 2017.  

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Firefighter recovering after being shocked while battling fire in Lugoff Video included

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A Lugoff firefighter is recovering after being injured in a fire that destroyed a mobile home Tuesday morning. 

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Lower Richland Co. residents approve plan for dam repair Video included

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Residents in Hopkins have voted in favor of a referendum that would create a special taxing district to rebuild the dam on Lake Dogwood. 

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McMaster recognizes new law meant to protect highway workers Video included

Three SCDOT employees killed on the job in 2015 (Source: WIS) Three SCDOT employees killed on the job in 2015 (Source: WIS)

Gov. Henry McMaster is ceremoniously signing a law that aims to slow down drivers in highway construction zones to protect workers.

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VIDEO: Proposal strikeout at Fireflies game was a fake

She said no, but it doesn't really matter because it was staged. (Source: Tavi Newton/instagram) She said no, but it doesn't really matter because it was staged. (Source: Tavi Newton/instagram)
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Swing and a miss. She took her ball and went home. Or so we thought. 

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Beach chairs, ping pong, and putting at the State House? Officials say not so fast. Video included

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A plan to attract visitors to the South Carolina State House has hit an unexpected hurdle.

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Group puts SC at middle of the pack when it comes to child well-being Video included

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South Carolina is making some strides when it comes to the well-being of children, a new report said, but there is still plenty of work to be done. 

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Acquaintance, nephew of murder victim charged in Sept. 2015 cold case Video included

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The Columbia Police Department has arrested and charged two men in connection with a September 2015 cold case. 

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The 'library of the future' has opened in Ballentine Video included

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The Richland Library held a ribbon cutting for its newest location in Ballentine on Tuesday. The site is located on Dutch Fork Road. 

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Despite veto, lawmaker confident Orangeburg consolidation will happen Video included

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At Gibson’s Food Station in Norway, diners like David Dannelly have plenty of opinions. 

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WATCH: Statehouse holds vigil remembering Orlando nightclub shooting

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The South Carolina Statehouse held a vigil earlier Monday evening remembering those killed in the Orlando nightclub mass shooting that happened one year ago Monday. 

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Police: One seriously injured after stolen truck crashes into tree

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The Columbia Police Department is investigating after a stolen truck was involved in a serious accident.

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Ex-Gamecocks QB McIlwain: Plan at SC 'wasn't quite what I needed it to be'

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Former University of South Carolina quarterback Brandon McIlwain appears to be rekindling his love for baseball this summer after transferring out of the Gamecocks and to the University of California at Berkeley. 

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Hopkins residents to vote on plan to rebuild dam damaged by flood Video included

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As we approach the two-year anniversary of the historic 2015 flood, about 100 voters in Hopkins will decide Tuesday how to repair and maintain a local dam.

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Governor's veto on bus funding draws concerns from many Video included

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The issue of the age of public school buses across the Palmetto State once again resurfaced on Monday following the governor’s decision to veto millions in new funding.

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Lexington deputies search for woman missing since April Video included

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 Deputies say that Alena Kennedy, 36, was last seen by friends and family on April 18 near Platt Springs Road.

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Men sought for illegally dumping furniture

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Columbia police officers need your help identifying two men suspected of illegally dumping furniture in North Columbia.

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Midlands pet boarders warn of dog flu in South Carolina Video included

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Local boarders and doggie daycares are warning clients, dog flu has arrived in South Carolina and vaccines are recommended for those in community settings. 

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McMaster targets school buses, arts, parks money in first vetoes Video included

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Gov. Henry McMaster has vetoed 41 items in next year's state budget, slashing over $56 million in funds the General Assembly approved last Tuesday. 

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Midlands gun shop encourages teaching gun safety to children Video included

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Owning a gun is a big responsibility and knowing how to safely operate one can be the difference between a fun day at the shooting range and a tragic turn of events. 

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This 'Hairy Chest' bathing suit is the thing of nightmares Video included

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The online clothing store Beloved Shirts is selling a hairy chest one piece bathing suits for ladies that want to be bold and daring this summer. 

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Road blocked after tractor trailer overturns, spills debris on road

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Lexington County emergency officials are at the scene after a tractor trailer overturned, spilling debris across a Midlands road.

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Cause of house explosion that injured firefighters still not known Video included

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Five Columbia firefighters were hospitalized after responding to the scene of an explosion at a home Saturday afternoon. 

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Deputies: Maid stole $40K in items from home she was cleaning

Elizabeth Gati (Source: Richland County) Elizabeth Gati (Source: Richland County)
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An employee with a Midlands cleaning company has been arrested and charged with grand larceny after investigators say she stole $40,000 worth of items from one of the homes she was cleaning. 

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Man pleads guilty to drug and gun charges

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A Columbia man has pleaded guilty to federal gun and drug charges. Joshua Cain Sharpe, 39, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in federal court in Columbia.

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Body of man, 47, pulled from Lake Marion Video included

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Clarendon County officials and the state Department of Natural Resources are investigating after the body of a man was pulled from Lake Marion on Sunday.

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Crime victims trying to replace charity money stolen from neighbor in burglary Video included

A Columbia couple is raising money to replace mission money that an elderly couple planned to send to children in need. (Source: WISTV) A Columbia couple is raising money to replace mission money that an elderly couple planned to send to children in need. (Source: WISTV)
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A Columbia couple is not letting a bad situation stop them from helping out someone else in need.

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Broken gas line shuts down Gervais Street overnight Video included

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Gervais Street is now open after SCE&G crews shut down one block of the street due to a gas line break late Sunday night.

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Man arrested after breaking out State House windows Video included

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Officers arrested a man on State House grounds Sunday after he admitted to breaking out several windows. 

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Prosecutor: Body cameras made it easier to clear Sumter officers in deadly shooting Video included

Shooting scene (Source: WIS) Shooting scene (Source: WIS)

A South Carolina prosecutor says video from brand-new body cameras made it much easier to clear three officers who fired 23 shots and killed a man who fired a shot at them during a scuffle.

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REPORT: Martin fills vacant hoops position

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South Carolina has reportedly filled out its men's basketball coaching staff with the hiring of a new assistant from a basketball powerhouse.

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Portion of St. Pauls Church Road to close for emergency repairs

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St. Pauls Church Road will be closed to drivers in Sumter for emergency bridge repairs, according to the Sumter Police Department. 

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Kershaw County coroner identifies victim in early morning fatal crash Video included

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One person died in a car collision early Saturday morning in Kershaw County, according to the Kershaw County Coroner.

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As heroin bill awaits governor's approval, opioid crisis grows Video included

The following Schedule 2 narcotics are shown : Morphine Sulfate, OxyContin and Opana on January 18, 2013 in Carmichael, Calif. (File Rich Pedroncelli / AP File) The following Schedule 2 narcotics are shown : Morphine Sulfate, OxyContin and Opana on January 18, 2013 in Carmichael, Calif. (File Rich Pedroncelli / AP File)
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The Federal Drug Administration is calling nationwide opioid abuse a crisis. The Centers for Disease and Control reports there are more deaths from opioid overdoses that kill people than there are fatal car crashes. 

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Gas station manager: Customer in discrimination lawsuit 'should have come to us' Video included

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An African-American man has filed a lawsuit against five Columbia gas stations who he says denied him access to their restrooms because of his race.

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SC man gets 'covfefe' license plate, crushing all other memes

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A 34-year-old Columbia man saw President Donald Trump's Twitter error on May 31 and the birth of a recent internet meme "covfefe" - you can see what he decided to do with it.   

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UPDATE: 2 killed in head-on collision in Lexington County identified Video included

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol says two people died as a result of an accident Friday morning near Swansea.

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The solar power industry is heating up in South Carolina Video included

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Governor Henry McMaster has announced a major new investment in renewable energy for the Palmetto State - a $100 million project to create a 74-megawatt solar panel farm near Edgefield Highway in Aiken County.

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Gov. McMaster vetoes bill to consolidate Orangeburg Co. schools Video included

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Gov. Henry McMaster vetoed S. 662, a controversial bill that would have consolidated the school districts in Orangeburg County into one entity.  

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UPDATE: DMV seeks to suspend license of Midlands used car dealer Video included

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The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles has notified a used car dealership that its license might soon be suspended. 

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Midlands man arrested, accused of sexually assaulting child in 2013 Video included

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An arrest has been made following a 2013 report of a kidnapping and sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl. 

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New Richland Co. budget implements slight tax hike for public school funds Video included

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 Richland County Council has approved the first half of a biennial budget. 

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Two charged in at least one Olympia-area burglary case

Mitchell Wiley (Source: Richland County) Mitchell Wiley (Source: Richland County)
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Two men have turned themselves in to face charges in connection with a burglary in the Olympia neighborhood.

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