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Thousands attend 22nd annual Sparkleberry Country Fair

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Even though the Fall season is usually known for local fairs, there's a springtime fair that has locals in the Midlands heading back for more year after year. 

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Ride benefits retried ride horses Video included

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On Saturday, hundreds of horses and riders across the state gathered in Rembert for a trail ride for retired race horses. 

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Lindsay, Paez Go Yard in Slugfest

Columbia Fireflies logo (Source: Columbia Fireflies) Columbia Fireflies logo (Source: Columbia Fireflies)
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A pair of Fireflies bashed home runs on Friday night, but Columbia fell to Hickory in a high-scoring affair, 11-7. 

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Midlands 2-year-old passes away after lengthy battle with cancer

2-year-old Wyatt Brown has passed away following a battle with cancer. (Source: Facebook / Eric Brown) 2-year-old Wyatt Brown has passed away following a battle with cancer. (Source: Facebook / Eric Brown)
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A two-year-old who has battled cancer since he was three-months-old has passed away.

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SC Citizens for Life among groups taking part in Midlands Gives Video included

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More than 330 nonprofits across South Carolina are set to take part in the annual Midlands Gives fundraising challenge on May 2. That includes one organization that works to help families facing major life-changing decisions.

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Midlands agencies host annual Drug Take-Back events Video included

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Across the Midlands on Saturday, law enforcement agencies are taking part in the 13 annual National Prescription Drug Take-back Day. 

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Man accused of sexual assault sentenced to 45 years Video included

Nathaniel "Nate" Antron Hunter (Source: Lexington Co. Detention Center) Nathaniel "Nate" Antron Hunter (Source: Lexington Co. Detention Center)
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A man accused of breaking into a West Columbia apartment and attacking a woman and her daughter was found guilty in a Lexington County court on Friday. 

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VIDEO: Meet the candidates of SC-5 Video included

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Weeks ago, WIS interviewed all of the candidates who will be on the primary ballot on Tuesday. We asked all of them the same five questions. Here’s how they responded.

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Midlands neighborhoods struggle for food options Video included

Although some of us live close to a grocery store in the Midlands, many people in our metro area don't have that luxury. (Source: WISTV) Although some of us live close to a grocery store in the Midlands, many people in our metro area don't have that luxury. (Source: WISTV)
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Food for thought. Most of us take for granted that we live close to a grocery store. And we always have quick access to a wide range of top quality food options. But many people in our metro area don't have that luxury. 

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Police: Missing pregnant SC teen may be headed to Mexico with boyfriend Video included

(Source: City of Aiken Department of Public Safety) (Source: City of Aiken Department of Public Safety)
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The Aiken Department of Public Safety needs your help locating a pregnant runaway teen who may be on her way to Mexico with her boyfriend.

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SC lawmakers organizing to fight heroin epidemic Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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Lawmakers are organizing to fight the state’s growing heroin epidemic. A special opioid committee made up of state representatives is now tasked to help curb the death count from drug overdoses, after several bills to crackdown on use still haven’t become law. 

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Deputies: Dog shot, 5 burglary suspects arrested in Orangeburg County Video included

Deputies arrested Kelvon Jones, 17, Breon Glover, 21, Khakeem Grant, 17, and two 14-year-old juveniles following an hour-long manhunt after OCSO deputies broke up a burglary in progress Thursday afternoon. (Source: OCSO) Deputies arrested Kelvon Jones, 17, Breon Glover, 21, Khakeem Grant, 17, and two 14-year-old juveniles following an hour-long manhunt after OCSO deputies broke up a burglary in progress Thursday afternoon. (Source: OCSO)
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Five suspects who were arrested by Orangeburg deputies on Thursday have been linked to a string of robberies that have happened throughout this week. 

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New site off I-77 could be new 'Columbia Capital Outlets' Video included

An aerial rendering of the clearing next to SCANA'S south campus in Cayce. (Source: EB Development website) An aerial rendering of the clearing next to SCANA'S south campus in Cayce. (Source: EB Development website)
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A development company has eyeballed prime real estate near SCANA's south campus is Cayce near I-77 - and will reportedly be developing what they're calling Columbia Capital Outlets. 

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District cuts ties with security company after students exposed to pepper spray Video included

Source: Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five Source: Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five
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Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five officials say they have terminated an agreement with a security company after an incident involving pepper spray led to seven students exposed to the spray.

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Officials: Mom, two children test positive for meth Video included

Megan Nicole Watford (Source: Sumter County Sheriff''s Office) Megan Nicole Watford (Source: Sumter County Sheriff''s Office)
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A Sumter County woman stands accused after her two children tested positive for methamphetamine.

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Bond set for man accused of hitting LMC officer with car Video included

(Source: Lexington County Detention Center) (Source: Lexington County Detention Center)
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The man accused of hitting a Lexington Medical Center security officer with his car on Thursday is expected to appear in court Friday morning to hear his charges.

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Deputies help kids start day with High Five Friday

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When kids arrived at Conder Elementary School Friday, Richland County Sheriff's Deputies were there to greet them. 

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Friend of Dylann Roof begins serving sentence at Ohio prison Video included

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

A friend with whom convicted church shooter Dylann Roof shared his plans to massacre South Carolina churchgoers has begun serving prison time for lying to federal authorities.

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SLED: Body, dash camera video exists of Walmart shooting

An anonymous viewer photo shows the suspect identified as Joseph Ryan Morin-Sevrie running from police. (Source: WIS Viewer) An anonymous viewer photo shows the suspect identified as Joseph Ryan Morin-Sevrie running from police. (Source: WIS Viewer)
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The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says police body camera and dash camera footage exists of an incident at a Columbia Walmart parking lot this week in which officers shot a man who had shot a bystander. 

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DNR details sobriety test done on driver involved in fatal Lake Murray boat crash Video included

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The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is releasing more details surrounding the investigation of the fatal boat crash that killed two men on Lake Murray last week. 

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Officers investigating armed robbery at Dollar General Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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Columbia police are investigating an armed robbery at a local Dollar General.

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Fort Jackson receives $3 million donation for Centennial Park Video included

The Gateway to the Army Association presented Fort Jackson officials with a $3 million gift that will go towards building a Centennial park at the training center.  (Source: WISTV) The Gateway to the Army Association presented Fort Jackson officials with a $3 million gift that will go towards building a Centennial park at the training center. (Source: WISTV)
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Fort Jackson received a big donation on Thursday ahead of its 100th anniversary. 

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Crowded race ahead of primary to replace late Rep. Joe Neal Video included

Voters in House District 70 will choose which of the eight candidates running will represent the Democrats in the election to fill the South Carolina House seat held by the late Representative Joe Neal. (Source: WISTV) Voters in House District 70 will choose which of the eight candidates running will represent the Democrats in the election to fill the South Carolina House seat held by the late Representative Joe Neal. (Source: WISTV)
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After nearly two months of campaigning, the candidates hoping to fill the South Carolina House seat held by the late Representative Joe Neal are in the home stretch. 

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WATCH: Deshaun Watson gets emotional reading letter from mother at NFL draft Video included

Watson gets emotional while reading letter from mother (Source: NFL via Twitter) Watson gets emotional while reading letter from mother (Source: NFL via Twitter)
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Former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson got emotional after he was picked by Houston in the NFL Draft Thursday night while reading a letter from his mother. 

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Williams taken in first round of NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Chargers Video included

Mike Williams is taken seventh overall in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Chargers (Source: WIS) Mike Williams is taken seventh overall in the first round of the NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Chargers (Source: WIS)
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Mike Williams is officially off the board in the NFL Draft. 

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Man accused of hitting LMC security officer with car identified Video included

Stephen Craft (Source: LCSD) Stephen Craft (Source: LCSD)
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The Lexington County Sheriff's Department has identified the man who was arrested after he allegedly hit a Lexington Medical Center security officer with a car Thursday morning.

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Midlands woman empowered through PAALS service dog Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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There’s not a price tag that can be placed on independence. That’s the message from a Columbia woman whose life has been forever changed because of Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services, also known as PAALS.

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Long road could be in store for bill to fix SC roads Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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The South Carolina Senate has given final approval to an amended bill that would raise the state's gas tax by 2 cents every year for the next six years.

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After shooting near Walmart, Midlands woman is certain an officer saved her dad's life Video included

(Source: Hudson Family) (Source: Hudson Family)
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The family has identified the bystander wounded on Wednesday by a man who was wounded by two Columbia Police Department officers in an incident at a Bush River Road Walmart. 

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CPD releases names of suspect, 2 officers involved in shooting Video included

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The names of the suspect and the two CPD officers involved in a shooting outside of a Walmart on Bush River Road have been released.

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FIRST ALERT: Potential for T-Storms could begin this afternoon into Friday

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A cold front is making its way to the Midlands on Thursday the front itself is very weak, however, storms and instability ahead of the front will fire off showers and thunderstorms with the potential for a few severe storms containing damaging winds and hail. 

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Reflections continue for son of WWII vet found dead in Arkansas field Video included

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Weeks after learning the shocking details of his father’s death and the months that would follow it, a North Carolina man says there are still things he’s learning about the WW II veteran that raised him. 

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McMaster asks for more disaster funding from feds

Debris piled up outside homes after flood in October 2015 (Source: WIS) Debris piled up outside homes after flood in October 2015 (Source: WIS)
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South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster is asking for more disaster money from the federal government to help the state recover from weather-related disasters. 

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Elementary school teacher wanted, accused of sexually assaulting student on campus Video included

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A Red Bank Elementary School teacher is wanted by the Lexington County Sheriff's Department on charges that he engaged in sexual battery multiple times with a student on campus. 

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SC firefighter who hoped for real call sentenced in hoax

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)

A volunteer firefighter in Columbia has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for sending messages about a fake bomb threat to try to get his station called in the event of a real emergency.

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Dramatic photo shows man who police say shot bystander outside Walmart Video included

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An alleged gunman and a bystander at a gas station were both wounded during an officer-involved shooting incident at the Walmart on Bush River Road on Wednesday afternoon. 

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Friends remember boat crash victim with celebration of life Video included

(Source: Jance Tuggy Phillps) (Source: Jance Tuggy Phillps)
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Less than a week after Danny Phillips and Shawn Lanier lost their live in a boat crash on Lake Murray, friends came together to celebrate Phillips life. 

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UPDATE: Gas tax bill passes second reading in SC Senate Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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Major developments inside of the State House now in the ongoing debate over raising the gas tax to fix roads. The SC Senate voted to end the roads bill debate and will now vote on the gas tax bill. 

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Fallen tree blocks I-126 lanes for several hours Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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Two lanes on I-126 westbound were blocked near Elmwood Avenue in Columbia due to a fallen tree in the roadway Wednesday night.

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Deputies: Suspect quickly caught after escaping Camden police car

Dekwan Slater. (Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office) Dekwan Slater. (Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office)
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Sumter County deputies say they've recaptured a suspect after he jumped out of a police car following his arrest.

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Bill enabling foster children to obtain driver's license to go into effect

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A bill that Governor McMaster signed in early April which enables children in foster care to obtain driver’s licenses and permits goes into effect next week.

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Missing 78-year-old in Newberry County found safe

The Newberry County Sherriff’s Office has located missing 78-year-old Richard Phillips.  (Source: NCSO) The Newberry County Sherriff’s Office has located missing 78-year-old Richard Phillips.  (Source: NCSO)
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The Newberry County Sherriff’s Office has located missing 78-year-old Richard Phillips. 

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Midlands man arrested for allegedly attacking friend with shovel Video included

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A Cassatt man faces charges after Kershaw County deputies say he attacked his friend with a shovel.  

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Community Builder: school district volunteer honored for decades of service Video included

Source: WIS Source: WIS
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One of the most recent meetings at Lexington-Richland District 5 headquarters was filled with a little extra excitement because of a special surprise. 

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Coach Dawn Staley rewards young students with new shoes Video included

Students who have shown improvement in academics, attendance, behavior and physical fitness were rewarded new shoes. (Source: WISTV) Students who have shown improvement in academics, attendance, behavior and physical fitness were rewarded new shoes. (Source: WISTV)
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USC's head women's basketball coach Dawn Staley rewarded some young scholars on Wednesday for their achievements in the classroom through her non-profit organization Inner Sole. 

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Report: Driver of second boat saw 'green light' before fatal Lake Murray crash Video included

Mark Phillips, 37, (left) and Christopher Lanier, 28, (right) died in a boat crash on Lake Murray Friday night. (Source: Jance Tuggy Phillps/ Meredith Few) Mark Phillips, 37, (left) and Christopher Lanier, 28, (right) died in a boat crash on Lake Murray Friday night. (Source: Jance Tuggy Phillps/ Meredith Few)
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The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources released the incident report on the fatal boat crash on Lake Murray, stating that Bruce Dyer, the driver of the larger boat, said he "saw a green light before the collision" with a smaller boat that led to the deaths of two others. 

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LuLaRoe distribution center coming to Richland Co. Video included

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The popular clothing line LuLaRoe, sold by more than 80,000 independent fashion retailers, is opening a distribution center in the former Bose plant in Blythewood.  

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Solicitor: No charges for police officers in officer-involved shooting Video included

Waltki Cermoun Williams (Source: Williams Family) Waltki Cermoun Williams (Source: Williams Family)
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The Third Circuit Solicitor's Office will hold a news conference Wednesday afternoon to announce a decision on a use of force case that family members say saw an unarmed man shot 19 times.

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Columbia man pleads guilty of food stamp fraud

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A Columbia man has pled guilty to stealing food stamp money, according to United States Attorney Beth Drake.

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Deputies: Woman struck victim with RCSD patrol car after argument Video included

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A woman has been charged with attempted murder and other charges after sheriff's deputies say she stole a Richland County Sheriff's Department patrol car and attempted to run over a woman.

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Man arrested again, accused of touching himself outside gym Video included

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A Richland County man already in custody for indecent exposure has been arrested for a second time this month after a reported crime outside of a popular gym.

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Tree crashes on woman's car as she drives near Five Points Video included

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Officials have opened Blossom Street back up after a large tree fell on a woman's car. 

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Horses reported stolen from Kershaw Co. farm

Yago (left) and River (right) Source: NetPosse.com Yago (left) and River (right) Source: NetPosse.com
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Two horses have been reported stolen from a pasture in Kershaw County.

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Report: SC is one of the most dangerous states for drivers

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South Carolina is one of the most dangerous states for drivers, a new report from a home security company says.

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Five Points bar owner named in suit following assault case involving USC student Video included

Daniel Wells speaks to his attorney in bond court. (Source: WIS) Daniel Wells speaks to his attorney in bond court. (Source: WIS)
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A lawsuit has been filed against the owner of a Five Points bar recently under the spotlight following an incident involving a University of South Carolina student caught on camera.

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Public outcry prompts Kershaw County leaders to toss trash ordinance Video included

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A proposed law change on trash drew dozens of people out to a meeting of the Kershaw County council Tuesday. 

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Deputies investigate third armed robbery in three days in area Video included

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Richland County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a third armed robbery in the Columbia area in three days.  

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Roads debate continues into night as senator takes stand against SCDOT Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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The Senate debated funding road repairs into the night Tuesday, which is the bill to raise the gas tax by the 2 cents per gallon for six years, eventually giving SC a 12-cent hike. 

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Taking out the trash: Complaints on delayed pick-ups finally heard in Lexington Co. Video included

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Folks in Lexington County wanted answers about why weeks have gone by without their trash being picked up by Advanced Disposal. Residents on these Lexington streets complained - but their needs were met. 

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SC DNR: Driver of second boat in fatal crash passed field sobriety test Video included

Mark Phillips, 37, (left) and Christopher Lanier, 28, (right) died in a boat crash on Lake Murray Friday night. (Source: Jance Tuggy Phillps/ Meredith Few) Mark Phillips, 37, (left) and Christopher Lanier, 28, (right) died in a boat crash on Lake Murray Friday night. (Source: Jance Tuggy Phillps/ Meredith Few)
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The driver of the second boat that crashed into a smaller boat that led to the deaths of two others passed his field sobriety test following the crash, according to Captain Robert McCullough with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. 

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Heavy rains drench Elloree, damage city hall and downtown businesses Video included

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The town of Elloree in Orangeburg County is recovering after Monday's sustained rain event that lasted most of the day. 

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Lexington girl's legacy fuels fight against pediatric cancer Video included

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Four-year-old Kaylin Zimms passed away after a battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in late August of 2016, but her legacy is living on and fueling the fight against pediatric cancer.

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CPD arrests man with $2K, 2lb. of weed, pistol at traffic stop Video included

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The Columbia police announced the arrest of a man who was found with nearly two pounds of marijuana, a pistol, and a scale at a traffic stop Monday night. 

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LIVE NOW: Dale Earnhardt, Jr. to announce retirement at 3 p.m.

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) In this Feb. 20, 2016, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr looks from the garage before practice at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Hendrick Motorsports says Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File) In this Feb. 20, 2016, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr looks from the garage before practice at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. Hendrick Motorsports says Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire.
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Dale Earnhardt, Jr. will announce his retirement Tuesday at a 3 p.m. news conference.

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Staley thanks legislature for removing flag in State House speech Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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While sports and politics inevitably find themselves crossing their prospective streams, University of South Carolina head women's basketball coach Dawn Staley said it was the work of the legislature that helped her team win a national title. 

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Funeral arrangements set for two men killed in Lake Murray boat crash Video included

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Funeral arrangements have been set for the two men who died over the weekend on Lake Murray after a larger boat crashed into their boat. 

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McMaster signs state pension fix into law

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed a bill designed to help begin the process of shoring up the state's pension fund. 

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Deputies arrest man wanted for 2014 Calhoun Co. murder

Derrick Mills (Source: Calhoun Co. Sheriff's Office via Facebook) Derrick Mills (Source: Calhoun Co. Sheriff's Office via Facebook)
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Officers with several law enforcement agencies arrested a man in Eastover Tuesday morning who was wanted for a 2014 murder in Calhoun County.

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Case Closed: SC senator will not be charged after accusations of touching student Video included

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A South Carolina senator accused of inappropriately touching a 16-year-old student while he was a teacher almost 20 years ago has been cleared of any wrongdoing, according to the State Law Enforcement Division. 

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Former Blythewood softball player makes SportsCenter Top 10

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A former Blythewood High School softball player is now SportsCenter gold.

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Midlands neighborhood fed up with lack of trash pick up; Lexington Co. issues statement Video included

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Lexington County homeowners said they are tired of not having their trash picked up. 

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Board votes against closing two schools to save $3.6M Video included

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The Sumter County School District's Board of Trustees has voted down a recommendation to close down two schools in the district to help shore up district finances. 

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SLED investigating after man found dead inside Midlands home Video included

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The State Law Enforcement Division has taken over an investigation into a man found dead inside a residence in Branchville, according to police.

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Lower Richland neighbors feel stranded after heavy rain Video included

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In Lower Richland's Alexander Pointe subdivision, which isn’t far from Lower Richland High School, homeowners like Sofonias Phillips and Darrell Betterson are tired of a typical trouble that takes place time and time again. 

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CPD investigating armed robbery at Burger King Video included

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Columbia Police need your help with information in an armed robbery reported in the 2900 block of Two Notch Road Sunday night. 

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Deputies investigate armed robbery at gas station on Bluff Rd. Video included

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Richland County Sheriff's Deputies need your help finding a gunman wanted in a Monday night armed robbery.

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Dates announced for Spurs Up Tour, Spring Meetings

Dawn Staley, Will Muschamp, and Frank Martin (Source: WIS) Dawn Staley, Will Muschamp, and Frank Martin (Source: WIS)
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Coaches from the University of South Carolina are hitting the road this spring. 

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Parents look to lawmakers to stop children with autism from 'falling through the cracks' Video included

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Some parents tell News 10 children with autism can 'fall through the cracks' in South Carolina when families don't have the insurance coverage they need to pay for expensive treatments. 

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SC DNR officials identify second boat operator in double fatal Lake Murray crash Video included

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One person has been identified by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources as the operators of a boat that crashed into another boat on Lake Murray on Saturday. 

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Financial committee suggests 2 Sumter schools close amid financial shortfall Video included

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Two Sumter County schools could close at the end of this school year following a vote of the Sumter School Board financial committee. 

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Deputies investigating armed robbery at Garners Ferry Road bank Video included

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Richland County Sheriff's Deputies are working to identify a man who robbed a bank on Garners Ferry Road Monday. 

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Pair booked on sexual assault, kidnapping charges Video included

Channen Matthew McDowell, 31 (L) and Belton Bernard Mitchell, Jr. (R) (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Channen Matthew McDowell, 31 (L) and Belton Bernard Mitchell, Jr. (R) (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
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Two men are charged with kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct after Columbia Police Department investigators say they held a 17-year-old against her will and sexually assaulted her. 

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CPD: Photo released of car wanted in attempted murder investigation Video included

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Investigators with the Columbia police have released a surveillance image of a vehicle wanted in an attempted murder investigation.

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Upstate teen leaving after-prom party dies after car hits tree, catches fire, coroner says

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An 18-year-old died from smoke inhalation and burns after his car hit a tree and caught fire on his way home from an after-prom party, according to the Oconee County coroner.

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Sumter man quitting job, going fishing after winning $1 million in lottery

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A Sumter man says he's quitting his job and spending more time fishing after winning $1 million in the South Carolina Education Lottery. 

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SC among worst states for children's health care

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According to a new survey from WalletHub, South Carolina is among the worst states for children's health care. 

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Community remembers victims of fatal Lake Murray boat crash Video included

Mark Phillips, 37, (left) and Christopher Lanier, 28, (right) died in a boat crash on Lake Murray Friday night. (Source: Janice Tuggy Phillps/ Meredith Few) Mark Phillips, 37, (left) and Christopher Lanier, 28, (right) died in a boat crash on Lake Murray Friday night. (Source: Janice Tuggy Phillps/ Meredith Few)
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A community is mourning two men who were killed in a boat crash Friday night on Lake Murray. 

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BullStreet Commission to meet for first time in two years

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The City of Columbia has scheduled a restart for the commission set up to monitor progress on the controversial BullStreet development.

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DNR: Larger boat ran over smaller boat in Lake Murray fatal crash Video included

Mark Phillips, 37, (left) and Christopher Lanier, 28, (right) died in a boat crash on Lake Murray Friday night. (Source: Janice Tuggy Phillps/ Meredith Few) Mark Phillips, 37, (left) and Christopher Lanier, 28, (right) died in a boat crash on Lake Murray Friday night. (Source: Janice Tuggy Phillps/ Meredith Few)
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Authorities with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources have released new information concerning a fatal boat crash on Lake Murray that killed two men Friday. 

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Fireflies ninth inning rally falls short Sunday

Columbia Fireflies logo (Source: Columbia Fireflies) Columbia Fireflies logo (Source: Columbia Fireflies)
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The ninth inning rally just fell short for the Fireflies on Sunday afternoon. Columbia scored two runs in the final frame, but lost 4-2 at Spirit Communications Park.

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One dead after rear-end collision in Fairfield County

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One person died after a fatal collision in Fairfield County Saturday evening. 

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One dead after collision in Orangeburg County

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A collision in Orangeburg County claimed the life of one driver.

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Police looking for man whose gun went off inside Dutch Square Mall Video included

An image of the man police would like to speak with. (Source: Columbia Police Department) An image of the man police would like to speak with. (Source: Columbia Police Department)
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Police are looking for a man in connection with a shooting incident at Dutch Square Mall early Saturday evening.

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Women run together in annual Heart & Sole 5-Miler Video included

(Source: Dawndy Mercer Plank/WIS) (Source: Dawndy Mercer Plank/WIS)
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More than 1,300  women hit the pavement in Columbia Saturday morning to raise awareness for the number one killer of women -- heart disease in the 16th annual Lexington Medical Center Heart and Sole 5-Miler. 

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UPDATE: RCSD releases photos of bank robbery suspect, getaway vehicle Video included

The suspect wanted in the bank robbery from April 21 in Columbia. (Source: Surveillance footage/RCSD) The suspect wanted in the bank robbery from April 21 in Columbia. (Source: Surveillance footage/RCSD)
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The Richland County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating a bank robbery that happened on Garners Ferry Road.

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SC teen: 'Your life is precious' in impassioned '13 Reasons Why' blog post

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A Lexington teen's faith-based blog post has touched a lot of hearts based on its "13 Reasons Why" someone can battle the thoughts of suicide. 

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WATCH LIVE: SC Osprey cam will make you say 'April who?' Video included

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Want to watch another animal expected to give birth?  For those tiring of the many hours wasted watching April the giraffe not spawn, another expected mother is awaiting new arrivals in the Midlands.  

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UPDATE: Suspect arrested following police standoff at West Columbia home Video included

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West Columbia Police said they've arrested a man who barricaded himself in a home during a five-hour-long standoff with police. 

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Have hoop dreams? Tryouts for the new women's pro team coming soon Video included

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The Carolina Stars of the Women's Minor League Basketball Association will host their free agent tryouts next Sunday, April 30 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Spring Valley High School at 120 Sparkleberry Lane.

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Columbia project includes plan for 'community-owned' grocery store Video included

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With the goal of keeping quality foods available in one of the city poorest areas, Columbia officials are considering a plan to build a new grocery store off of West Beltline Boulevard. 

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Brookland-Cayce coach suspended over 'life lessons' speech submits resignation Video included

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A suspended Brookland-Cayce High School coach has submitted his resignation to Lexington School District Two.

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19-year-old Orangeburg man charged with murder Video included

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Deputies in Orangeburg arrested a 19-year-old suspect in connection to a fatal shooting that happened early Friday morning. 

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UPDATE: Shooting, burning victim was last seen wearing items missing from crime scene Video included

These are the items LCSD says were missing from the scene that Keon Brantley was last seen wearing before he was found. (Source: LCSD/Twitter) These are the items LCSD says were missing from the scene that Keon Brantley was last seen wearing before he was found. (Source: LCSD/Twitter)
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The Lexington County Sheriff's Department said in the homicide investigation update of 18-year-old Keon Brantley, several items he was last seen wearing were missing - and they'd like to know where they are. 

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USC head basketball coaches Martin, Staley get contract extensions Video included

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USC head basketball coaches Frank Martin and Dawn Staley are getting contract extensions.

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Newberry man charged with criminal sexual conduct with girl

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A Newberry man has been arrested, accused of sexually molesting a girl. 

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Gamecocks AD Ray Tanner gets contract extension

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South Carolina athletics director Ray Tanner’s contract was extended on Friday with approval in Executive Committee from the university’s Board of Trustees. 

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Feds: 7 plead guilty in marriage fraud conspiracy ring

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Seven people have entered guilty pleas in connection with a federal case alleging marriage fraud.

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Armed robbery reported on USC campus Video included

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A crime alert was issued overnight on the campus of the University of South Carolina after a report of an armed robbery. 

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Mobile home fire in Lexington Co. claims cat Video included

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Six people have been displaced after a mobile home fire in Lexington County Friday morning.

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CFD: 5 rescued from Saluda River island Video included

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Five people have been rescued from one of the islands in the Saluda River, according to the Columbia Fire Department. 

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Week 1 of Senate gas tax debate closes without compromise Video included

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Debating a blueprint for fixing South Carolina’s crumbling roads, Senators have yet to strike a compromise on the bill to raise the gas tax. 

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Deputies: Pair purchases prepaid debit cards with fake cash Video included

Sumter police are asking for the community’s help in identifying a man and a woman who used counterfeit money to purchase prepaid debit cards at a local business. (Source: Sumter PD) Sumter police are asking for the community’s help in identifying a man and a woman who used counterfeit money to purchase prepaid debit cards at a local business. (Source: Sumter PD)
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Sumter police are asking for the community’s help in identifying a man and a woman who used counterfeit money to purchase prepaid debit cards at a local business. 

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Democratic leader: Mulvaney's old seat is winnable because of Trump Video included

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Across South Carolina’s Fifth Congressional District, seven Republican candidates are campaigning almost non-stop. All of them are hoping to replace Rep. Mick Mulvaney in Congress – and keep the district red. 

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Llanes is sharp, Columbia falls in pitcher's duel on Thursday

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Gabriel Llanes turned in one of the finest performances of his career on the mound in Columbia’s 2-0 loss to the Lexington Legends on Thursday night. 

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Kershaw Co. Sheriff issues stern warning to teens, parents on prom parties

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The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office is not mincing words about the stiff penalties that could be levied if illegal activity is happening at post-prom parties. 

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UPDATE: CPD investigating shooting, car crash into home on Booker St. Video included

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The Columbia police are investigating a car crashing into a residence.  

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Preparations begin for total solar eclipse this summer Video included

University of South Carolina physics and astronomy professor Steve Rodney has been waiting a lifetime for August 21st. (Source: WISTV) University of South Carolina physics and astronomy professor Steve Rodney has been waiting a lifetime for August 21st. (Source: WISTV)
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We're just four months away from a celestial spectacle that could draw people from all over the world to South Carolina.

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Police: Phony 911 caller had been arrested for similar crimes in GA Video included

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The Columbia Police Department says a woman accused of making dozens of fake 911 calls to the police and the Lexington County Sheriff's Department has been arrested.

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Senator: Understaffing 'crisis' contributed to inmate deaths Video included

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A senator who toured the South Carolina prison where four convicts were strangled says there simply aren't enough officers to adequately monitor inmates.

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104-year-old woman escapes fire that destroys her home Video included

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A 104-year-old Cayce resident is lucky to be alive after the Cayce Department of Public Safety says the person managed to escape a fully engulfed home on Wednesday.

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Flood recovery meetings to provide information on registering for housing Video included

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Richland County will be holding six public meetings in the month of May for residents affected by the October 2015 floods. 

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Ft. Jackson soldier arrested after deputies find dog, 23 reptiles dead in apartment Video included

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A Richland County man has been charged with 24 counts of ill treatment to animals after deputies serving an eviction found dead animals in his apartment. 

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LCSD: Shots fired in incident off Hwy. 1; weapon recovered Video included

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The Lexington County Sheriff's Department is searching for a suspect wanted in a dispute that led to shots being fired Thursday afternoon.  

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Deputies: Man beaten after attempting to break up couple's fight

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A man attempting to break up an argument between a couple on Broad River Road ended up being a victim himself, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department. 

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Transitions unites celebrity chefs to raise money for homeless center Video included

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Celebrity chefs from across the state will come together this weekend to create a one-of-a-kind event to benefit Transitions Homeless Center here in Columbia. 

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Gov. Henry McMaster signs executive order to reduce regulations Video included

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will be holding a news conference with his cabinet members on Thursday morning.  According to a release from the governor's office, that conference is set for 11 a.m.  The release says McMaster plans to make some type of announcement but does not say anything further. We will take the stream here, on our mobile app, and Facebook Live. Copyright 2017 WIS. All rights reserved.

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Santee PD stands behind officer who broke car window in traffic stop Video included

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Police dashcam video has shed new light on a controversial traffic stop that unfolded along I-95 in March.

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Man charged after investigators said he distributed child pornography

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A Columbia man finds himself charged with 11 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, according to the Attorney General's Office. 

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Senators reject proposal to cut taxes in road-funding bill Video included

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Senators have rejected a proposal inserting tax cuts into a bill raising revenue to fix South Carolina's crumbling roadways.

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Anonymous donor spurs momentum for Midlands Gives Video included

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An anonymous local philanthropist known as the Cheerful Giver donated to several local charities ahead of the Midlands Gives online event. 

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Irmo man arrested on multiple child pornography charges Video included

Brian Pierce, 28, could face a sentence of up to 140 years in prison. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department) Brian Pierce, 28, could face a sentence of up to 140 years in prison. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
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An Irmo man is behind bars facing multiple charges of child pornography, according to the South Carolina Attorney General’s office.

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Humphreys leads Columbia to series win

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The Fireflies defeated the Rome Braves, 3-2, on Wednesday afternoon clinching the series win. 

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Driver arrested in Fairfield County fatal hit-and-run case Video included

Kerry Sampson, 28, faces multiple charges including reckless homicide, leaving the scene of a death, and second-degree driving under suspension. (Source: Fairfield County Detention Center) Kerry Sampson, 28, faces multiple charges including reckless homicide, leaving the scene of a death, and second-degree driving under suspension. (Source: Fairfield County Detention Center)
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The driver of the car involved in a deadly hit-and-run that occurred in Fairfield County early Sunday morning has been arrested, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. 

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Gorilla Cam? Riverbanks clues us in on if they'll stream Macy's delivery Video included

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Riverbanks Zoo’s pregnant gorilla, Macy, is now about three weeks from giving birth, and while her belly continues to grow, so does the importance of her check-ups with veterinarians and keepers.

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Wrongful death suit filed for veteran killed in workplace incident Video included

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A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed for an Army veteran killed in a workplace incident at DAK Americas in Calhoun County in December. 

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Columbia fire hoping for $500K for largest overhaul to date Video included

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The Columbia Fire Department is planning the largest overhaul of its stations to date if its proposed budget gets approved.

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Columbia police now being hit with false 911 calls Video included

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False 911 calls continue to plague Midlands police departments.

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Homicide investigation continues as friends mourn man who had 'life ahead of him' Video included

A heavy law enforcement presence near Paces Brook apartments late Saturday night upon the discovery of a burned body. (Source: Caroline Patrickis/WIS) A heavy law enforcement presence near Paces Brook apartments late Saturday night upon the discovery of a burned body. (Source: Caroline Patrickis/WIS)
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Lexington County deputies are continuing to investigate a homicide that happened over the weekend.

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Grand Jury does not indict Forest Acres officer who fired 7 shots at teen's vehicle Video included

A grand jury has refused to bring an attempted murder charge against a Forest Acres police officer who stepped in front of a teen's car and then fired seven shots at the vehicle as it drove away, according to the Associated Press.

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Tired of Giraffe Cam? A Midlands woman provides an action-packed alternative! Video included

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With thousands upon thousands fixated on a newborn giraffe and the mother who took her time, S.K. Ford, of Gilbert, has been spending her time watching something else. 

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Battle lines drawn, 'shame games' kick-off the Senate's gas tax debate Video included

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The debate heats up on how to fix South Carolina's deteriorating roads, as lawmakers strategically shamed each other on Tuesday morning. 

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Norway town leaders dispute councilman's "profiling" claim Video included

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After a caught-on-dashcam moment, the majority of elected town leaders in the Town of Norway are speaking out against a fellow councilman, Councilman Michael Singleton, who police say broke the law when he interfered in a recent traffic stop of his relative. 

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LCSD: Death of Midlands teen found shot, burned has been ruled a homicide Video included

A heavy law enforcement presence near Paces Brook apartments late Saturday night upon the discovery of a burned body. (Source: Caroline Patrickis/WIS) A heavy law enforcement presence near Paces Brook apartments late Saturday night upon the discovery of a burned body. (Source: Caroline Patrickis/WIS)
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The shooting death of a Columbia teen who was also found burned is has now been ruled a homicide by the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. 

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The Road to the Final Four will pass through South Carolina again Video included

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The University of South Carolina will be hosting NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament games in 2019. 

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'Fix the damn roads': House leaders press Senate for action Video included

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It was a simple message on a banner flying behind an airplane in the skies above the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head this past weekend. 

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High-tech water meter installations slated to begin next year Video included

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City of Columbia water customers could see their water meter replaced with new advanced metering infrastructure starting next year.

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Bond denied for man charged in double attempted murder case Video included

Daquan Manning (Source: CPD) Daquan Manning (Source: CPD)
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The Columbia Police Department says they've detained a suspect wanted in connection with a shooting that seriously injured one person.

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Spokesman: Teen who didn't want to go to school made threat Video included

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Sumter County Sheriff's deputies will be charging a 14-year-old middle school student with disturbing schools after investigators said they found out he just did not want to go to school on Tuesday.

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Delay for demolition of 78-year-old Midlands public housing complex Video included

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 Gonzales Gardens has a history dating back to 1939 - around 78 years. Built during the Franklin Roosevelt administration, it's the third oldest public housing complex in the country.  

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CFD: Inmates set fire at Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center

Columbia Fire officials say no one was hurt when inmates set a fire in the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center this weekend.

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FIRST ALERT: There's a chance for severe weather this afternoon

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First Alert Tuesday: A cold front moves into the state Tuesday, this will be the focus for scattered showers and thunderstorms, some with damaging winds.

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Investigation continues into body found burned in Lexington County Video included

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Investigators are not releasing much information after a body was found burned near the Paces Brook apartments off Columbiana Drive late Saturday evening.

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Firefighters investigate overnight house fire in Elgin Video included

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The Kershaw County Fire Marshal is investigating what sparked a house fire in Elgin early Tuesday morning. 

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Two dogs rescued from fire at Columbia apartment complex Video included

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Crews from both the Columbia Fire Department and the Irmo Fire Department worked to put out a fire at The Views apartments on Longcreek Drive.  

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Repaving work set to get underway on I-77 in northeast Richland County Video included

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If you ride on I-77 north of Columbia each day you will likely have to deal with some road work this week. 

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VIDEO: SC military dad gives family hopping-good Easter surprise Video included

(Source: Jodi Yarborough) (Source: Jodi Yarborough)
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One Midlands family received a wonderful Easter surprise - the return of their beloved soldier who was deployed overseas. 

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SC college students push against Governor's road fix proposal Video included

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College students are joining the debate on how to pay to fix South Carolina's crumbling roads.

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LCSD: 4 new fake 911 calls over Easter weekend Video included

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The Lexington County Sheriff's Department says four new fake 911 calls were make over Easter weekend, bringing the total to 65 fake calls.  

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Deputies: SC woman returns stolen car, keeps other stolen items Video included

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A Lamar woman was arrested and charged with allegedly stealing a person's car to get away with more than $1,688 worth of items - but then did something odd.  

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Police: Midlands church want stolen historical marker returned Video included

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The Columbia police need help to find who is responsible for the theft of the historical markers at a local church.

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PHOTOS: Suspect really needs a smoke, burgles Lexington gas station

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The Lexington Police Department needs help identifying a suspect wanted in burglarizing a local gas station for several cartons of cigarettes.

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Woman charged with DUI in fatal car vs. motorcycle crash Video included

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One woman has been arrested and faces DUI charges after a fatal collision in Lexington County Sunday morning.

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Richland Co. teen missing for 10 days located

Dyamond McMillian has been located (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department) Dyamond McMillian has been located (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)
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Richland County Sheriff's Deputies say a teen who was reported missing last week has been located. 

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FIRST ALERT: Unsettled weather returns Tuesday

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We are in First Alert mode for Tuesday with a chance that one or two storms could be severe with gusty winds and small hail. 

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Dozens rally at State House for president's tax returns Video included

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As Tax Day approaches, thousands of Americans took to the streets across the country on Saturday demanding to see the tax returns of one prominent taxpayer: President Donald Trump. 

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Troopers searching for car involved in fatal hit-and-run Video included

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Troopers with the South Carolina Highway Patrol are searching for the car involved in a fatal hit-and-run that happened in Fairfield County.

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National Park Service seeks millions in repairs for parks in SC Video included

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Congaree National Park, which is located just off Bluff Road in Hopkins, will be hosting several events this week to celebrate National Park Week.

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Officers injured in disturbance at Kershaw Correctional Institution Video included

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Three correctional officers were injured during a disturbance at the Kershaw Correctional Institution in Lancaster County on Sunday, according to officials with the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

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Wesley Bryan takes RBC Heritage in South Carolina homecoming

Wesley Bryan rallied to win his home-state RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 4-under 67 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Luke Donald.

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Merandy masters GreenJackets in 1-0 win

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The Fireflies registered their fourth shut-out win of the season, 1-0, over the GreenJackets on Saturday night. 

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UPDATE: Charges possible after early morning crash on Leesburg Road Video included

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Leesburg Road in Columbia is back open after a car crash shut down parts of the road early Saturday morning. 

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Volunteers, students gather to help build garden for disabled veterans Video included

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Veterans will have a new place to go for healing thanks to dozens of volunteers and anonymous donations. 

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92-year-old moves back home after 2015 flood, thanks to volunteer help Video included

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A Summerton woman will be enjoying a pretty awesome gift with her family this Easter weekend.

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Councilman: Controversial bar could voluntarily terminate Video included

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Carolina Pour House on Harden Street is a bar that's under the City of Columbia’s microscope right now.

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Senators put up the stops on easier access to liquor in SC Video included

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Some senators hope to slow potentially easier access to liquor in South Carolina.

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Use of 'MOAB' raises concerns for Midlands military families Video included

The use of the US military's most lethal non-nuclear bomb has certainly grabbed the attention of the nation. (Source: WISTV) The use of the US military's most lethal non-nuclear bomb has certainly grabbed the attention of the nation. (Source: WISTV)
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New recruits are joining the U.S. military amid growing tensions in several hot spots around the globe.

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Again? Lexington County hit with fake 911 call this morning Video included

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The search continues for a woman the Lexington County Sheriff's Department claims is continuously making fake 911 calls to the dispatch center.

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CPD: 'No final decision' made on fate of controversial Five Points bar Video included

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There has been no decision made on the future of the controversial bar where a USC student was allegedly assaulted by the bar's owner in March. 

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Former USC running back sentenced on crack cocaine charges Video included

Demetris Summers (Source: Lexington County Detention Center) Demetris Summers (Source: Lexington County Detention Center)
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A former South Carolina Gamecock has been sentenced to eight years in prison and a hefty fine after pleading guilty to drug-related charges.  

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Cause of death in workplace accident at CMC Steel revealed Video included

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The subcontractor killed during a workplace accident and CMC Steel South Carolina on Thursday has been identified. 

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Surveillance captures man attempting to steal lawn equipment

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Video surveillance captured a man attempting to steal lawn equipment from a home in Chapin, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

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Deputy seek to identify suspect in attempted larceny Video included

Deputies are seeking to identify the suspect who attempted to steal lawn equipment. (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department) Deputies are seeking to identify the suspect who attempted to steal lawn equipment. (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)
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Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the community’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for attempting to steal lawn equipment from someone’s property. 

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Carolina Cup and Colonial Cup to race on same day, November date eliminated Video included

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Horse racing fans who also love college football will no longer have to choose between the Colonial Cup and college football games in November.

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Deputy's instincts save suicidal man's life, sheriff's department says Video included

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A Lexington County Sheriff's deputies quick-thinking and instincts prevented a man from jumping off the St. Andrews Road bridge and onto Interstate 26, according to the sheriff's department.

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2 arrested, 2 sought following joint-agency armed carjacking case Video included

19-year-old Davernier Parker was arrested in Richland County Thursday afternoon by deputies wih the Richland County Sheriff’s Department after an armed carjacking in Kershaw County. (Source: KCSO) 19-year-old Davernier Parker was arrested in Richland County Thursday afternoon by deputies wih the Richland County Sheriff’s Department after an armed carjacking in Kershaw County. (Source: KCSO)
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Two teenagers have been arrested and two male suspects are still being sought by Kershaw County Deputies in connection with an armed carjacking in Lugoff. 

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Humphreys handles GreenJackets in 7-2 win

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Jordan Humphreys was magnificent in his seven innings pitched for the Fireflies. 

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Debate continues over proposed SC gun bill Video included

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Opinions continue to be divided across South Carolina on whether to do some major changes to the state’s gun laws.  

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Three Gamecocks taken in the top 10 of the WNBA Draft 2017 Video included

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Three members of the National Champion South Carolina Gamecocks were selected in the first round of WNBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm Thursday night at Samsung 837 in New York. 

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Deputies search for missing 15-year-old with medical condition Video included

Dyamond McMillian, 15, was last seen at her home on Friday, April, 7. (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department) Dyamond McMillian, 15, was last seen at her home on Friday, April, 7. (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)
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A 15-year-old girl from Hopkins with a medical condition has been reported missing by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. 

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Sex offenders listing fake addresses on SC registry causes concern for business owners Video included

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Do you know how many sex offenders live in your neighborhood? There are about 67 registered sex offenders living within one mile of Main Street in downtown Columbia. 

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Midlands couple arrested for endangering 10-year-old child Video included

Somaly Davis, 37, and Phillip A. Davis, 33. (Source: Saluda County Detention Center) Somaly Davis, 37, and Phillip A. Davis, 33. (Source: Saluda County Detention Center)
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A Saluda County couple is now in SLED custody after allegedly endangering their 10-year-old child. 

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Fort Jackson's prescribed burn leading to smoky, hazy skies in Midlands

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It's an awful smoky sky out there today, isn't it? No worries, according to Fort Jackson. 

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Sheriff: Man arrested in standoff may have been in the process of committing burglary Video included

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Orangeburg County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man after involving officers in a standoff Wednesday afternoon.

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Poll: SC voters slightly disapprove of President Donald Trump Video included

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South Carolina residents slightly disapprove of the way Donald Trump is handling his presidency so far, according to the Winthrop Poll. 

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Rep. Joe Wilson not shocked about 'you lie' chants at town hall Video included

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Rep. Joe Wilson said he was more than prepared for a raucous town hall that saw many people use his well-known "you lie" moment against him.  

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Fake 911 caller hits Midlands sheriff's department three more times overnight Video included

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The Lexington County Sheriff's Department says, once again, they've been hit by a woman making fake 911 calls to the department. 

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Council's long-time finance director submits sudden resignation Video included

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Richland County's finance director has submitted his resignation, according to a county council member.

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What will inmate deaths mean for the SCDC'S future? Video included

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In the wake of an attack that left four inmates dead and two others facing murder charges, South Carolina leaders are weighing in on what this could mean for the Department of Corrections moving forward. 

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Gorilla pregnancy at Riverbanks is part of species survival plan Video included

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The countdown is now at about 4 weeks until Riverbanks Zoo and Botanical Garden welcomes its first baby gorilla.

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Norway councilman claims racial profiling as defense in shouting match with police officer Video included

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It was a Sunday evening traffic stop, captured on dash-cam video, that got Michael Singleton, a Norway town councilman, into trouble. 

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