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Hundreds of people have been hitting the streets of Newberry to experience Eclipse Weekend. (Source: Mike DeSumma/WIS) Hundreds of people have been hitting the streets of Newberry to experience Eclipse Weekend. (Source: Mike DeSumma/WIS)

Eclipse weekend creates crowded streets in historic Newberry Video included

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Hundreds of people have been hitting the streets of Newberry to experience ‘Eclipse Weekend.’ 

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Tourists clamor into the Midlands for the total solar eclipse Video included

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With the total solar eclipse now just hours away the streets and sidewalks are filling up a little bit more than usual on this Sunday.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Eclipse traffic heading into Columbia begins Video included

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If you're on the roads this weekend, take a little extra time to breathe and think clearly as you'll likely be dealing with out-of-town traffic.  Traffic heading into Columbia will be heavier than usual this weekend. 

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TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE SC 2017: What you need to know in the path of totality Video included

The moon will totally block out the sun on Monday, Aug. 21 at 2:41:48 p.m. (Source: WIS) The moon will totally block out the sun on Monday, Aug. 21 at 2:41:48 p.m. (Source: WIS)
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Welcome to the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017, a surprisingly common astrological event that's actually quite rare this time around -- mostly due to the number of people who will see it. 

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FIRST ALERT ECLIPSE FORECAST: Showers and storms are possible on Eclipse Day Monday Video included

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Your First Alert Weather Team is tracking a cold front that will slide in from the north on Monday.  

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Where can you get a pair of eclipse glasses last minute?

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It seems many people are hoping to get their hands on a pair of eclipse glasses just one day before the rare total solar eclipse on Monday. 

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Do I need a special eclipse filter for my iPhone? We asked Apple. Video included

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Did you know your camera may need its own pair of glasses if you plan to point it at the sun during the historic solar eclipse?

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The largest pair of eclipse glasses are in the Midlands Video included

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Did you know the Midlands is home to the world’s biggest pair of solar eclipse glasses? 

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Here's what you need to know about parking in Columbia for the total solar eclipse Video included

The City of Columbia’s parking services team is ready for the eclipse. (Source: City of Columbia) The City of Columbia’s parking services team is ready for the eclipse. (Source: City of Columbia)
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The City of Columbia’s parking services team is ready for the total solar eclipse.

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Deputies search for man caught on surveillance driving stolen car Video included

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Lexington deputies are searching for a man who was caught on camera behind the wheel of a stolen car. 

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Crowds rush to campgrounds, filling SC state parks for 'Total Solar Eclipse' Video included

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Visitors to South Carolina are starting to pour in, from all over the country, for the best views of the Total Solar Eclipse. 

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Do your pets need special glasses for the eclipse? Video included

Murray is all ready for the eclipse at Lake Murray! (Source: Mandy Martin) Murray is all ready for the eclipse at Lake Murray! (Source: Mandy Martin)
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When the total solar eclipse hits in a couple weeks, you'll need to have legit glasses to view it to protect your eyes. But what about our animals' eyes?

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Welcome to Columbia! Tourists explore the Midlands before the eclipse arrives Video included

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The total solar eclipse is officially two days away! People are gearing up for the big day and thousands are making their way to Columbia for the historic and rare event.

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Man shot multiple times in late night Richland County shooting Video included

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Richland County deputies are investigating after a man was shot multiple times late Saturday night. 

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Missing swimmer located safely in Newberry County

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A missing swimmer has been located safely after a search by rescue squads from both Newberry and Fairfield counties.

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Making sure your glasses are safe for the eclipse Video included

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In the final days leading up to the total solar eclipse on Monday, it turns out finding NASA-approved glasses is harder than expected.

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Fur-babies find their "fur-ever" homes during annual adoption event Video included

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Dozens of four-legged friends in Columbia found their forever homes on Saturday. It was all thanks to the annual Clear the Shelter adoption special. 

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Visitors begin to pour into the Midlands ahead of the solar eclipse Video included

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The eclipse weekend is just beginning, and as expected, thousands of visitors are making their way into the Midlands. 

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City of Columbia offices to operate on abnormal schedule on Eclipse Day

City of Columbia seal (Source: WIS) City of Columbia seal (Source: WIS)
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Some of the city offices in Columbia will be operating on an abnormal schedule Monday due to the historic solar eclipse. 

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City opens multiple splash pads to escape the heat during Eclipse Weekend

City opens multiple splash pads to escape the heat during Eclipse Weekend Video included

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The weekend leading up to the eclipse will feature plenty of heat and humidity. You'll definitely want to be cautious if you're planning to be out and about.

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Law Firm: Kids of Displaced Nuclear Workers Need School Clothes

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A law firm has launched an effort to collect uniform clothes for children of workers laid off from the V.C. Summer nuclear project.

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Chemical leak causes evacuation at Lexington grocery store

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A grocery store in Lexington has been evacuated for what police say is a chemical leak. 

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Surgeons save Midlands teen's vision by removing rare tumor Video included

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Rising to the occasion, it’s what 17-year-old Jalen Brown does best.

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Pair wanted for questioning after stolen credit card used at Walmart

The pair sought for questioning in connection with this stolen credit card case. (Source: WIS) The pair sought for questioning in connection with this stolen credit card case. (Source: WIS)
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A couple spotted on surveillance footage may be the key to helping the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office with locating stolen credit cards from Barnwell County.

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Sheriff: Drugs, 1-year-old child found after warrant issued for home known for drug sales

Benjamin Chandler (Source: Newberry County Sheriff's Department) Benjamin Chandler (Source: Newberry County Sheriff's Department)
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A 41-year-old Prosperity man has been arrested and charged with third offense drug charges after investigators say they found drugs and a 1-year-old child in his residence. 

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DARK AS THE NIGHT: USC's home opener to be a blackout

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The University of South Carolina's home opener against the Kentucky Wildcats will be a little bit more special on top of the game being played at night. 

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High schools reschedule big rivalry football game because of heat Video included

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With a heat index that could be as high as 106 degrees Friday in the Midlands, at least two football teams are taking precautions for the heat. 

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SC State part of nationwide research project on eclipse

SC State University Astronomer Dr. Don Walter  leads a team of South Carolina scientists whose contributions will be included in a national scientific study of the eclipse. (Source: SC State) SC State University Astronomer Dr. Don Walter leads a team of South Carolina scientists whose contributions will be included in a national scientific study of the eclipse. (Source: SC State)
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While the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21 will be a view of a lifetime for millions, the event is poised to mark SC State University in the astronomy history books.

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Former WIS SVP and GM Mel Stebbins passes away

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Some sad news to report about one of our own here at WIS.

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South Carolina's jobless rate unchanged at 3.9 percent

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Unemployment in South Carolina was unchanged last month, matching the adjusted June rate of 3.9 percent.

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Sorry, procrastinators: Richland County Public Library out of eclipse glasses Video included

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We're just days away from the total solar eclipse and many people around the Midlands are still getting prepared.

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Man sought after firing shotgun in the air in Five Points Video included

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The Columbia Police Department is currently on the hunt for a man who thought it'd be a swell idea to fire a shotgun in the air in Five Points last week. 

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Kershaw County crash kills driver Video included

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One person has died in a two-vehicle crash in Kershaw County Thursday. 

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8 displaced in overnight house fire Video included

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Eight people are without a home Friday after an overnight fire in Columbia.  

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Deputies need help identifying two wanted for stealing gun in burglary Video included

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Richland County Sheriff's deputies need help identifying two people wanted for breaking into a house and stealing a handgun.  

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Another Midlands city is asking residents to return uncertified eclipse glasses Video included

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With days to go until the total solar eclipse, cities and municipalities around the state are making double sure the eclipse glasses they've been giving away to citizens pass muster. 

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More than a coach: Former USC running back Lattimore embraces challenge of leading Heathwood Hall Video included

Former USC running back and Heathwood Hall head football coach Marcus Lattimore shows a play to one of his players duriing practice. (Source: WIS) Former USC running back and Heathwood Hall head football coach Marcus Lattimore shows a play to one of his players duriing practice. (Source: WIS)
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As many of the Heathwood Hall players left the field, Marcus Lattimore kept a few of his running backs and his quarterback to iron out a few wrinkles heading into Thursday’s season opener against Oakbrook Prep.

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Confederate Relic Room pursuing cheaper option for Confederate flag display

Source: Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum Source: Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum

South Carolina's military history museum is pursuing a cheaper plan for displaying the last Confederate battle flag to fly on Statehouse grounds.

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Driver killed in crash on I-20 in Kershaw Co. identified Video included

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A Lexington County man has died after his car ran off the interstate in Kershaw County early Thursday. 

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Columbia-area historian opinion on State House Confederate monuments: "I'm disappointed" Video included

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One local historian is weighing-in on what should be done with the Confederate statues across the grounds, feeling they should be changed rather than taken down.

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FIRST ALERT: Excessive heat through weekend

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We are at First Alert status through Monday due to high temperatures in the forecast.

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Large crowds on Eclipse Day has meant crucial planning for area first responders Video included

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With the day of the total solar eclipse getting closer here in the Midlands, area first responders are going over their final plans to deal with the extremely large crowds that are expected.

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Deputies: Missing Fairfield County man with dementia found

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Deputies in Fairfield County are looking for a man with dementia.  

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Roadway reopened after motorcycle crash blocks multiple lanes on I-26 in Lexington County

Multiple lanes of Interstate 26 in Lexington County have been blocked by authorities working to clear the scene of a collision. (Source: Google Earth Pro) Multiple lanes of Interstate 26 in Lexington County have been blocked by authorities working to clear the scene of a collision. (Source: Google Earth Pro)
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The roadway is back open after multiple lanes of Interstate 26 in Lexington County were blocked due to a motorcycle collision.

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Sen. Tim Scott says President Trump's 'moral authority is compromised' in interview with VICE News

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (Source: WIS) South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (Source: WIS)
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Another South Carolina congressman has condemned President Donald Trump's comments on Charlottesville and those involved in the protest in an interview that aired Thursday. 

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Deputies: Woman jumped in ditch, broke ankle to avoid being hit by truck

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Sumter County officials are working to identify who was driving two trucks that almost hit a woman Monday afternoon. 

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Richland Co. councilman questions the safety of eclipse glasses handed out by the county Video included

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A Richland County councilman is sounding the alarm on eclipse glasses he says are unsafe, and they’re being provided by Richland County.

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Stand up if you're going to read this story Video included

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Ah, sitting. Take a load off your feet. Problem is, sitting too much can put a load on your body. Health experts are learning more about the negative consequences of spending too much time in your seat.

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County says their eclipse glasses meet the standards of scientists, but questions remain Video included

The path of Monday's total solar eclipse. (Source: WIS) The path of Monday's total solar eclipse. (Source: WIS)
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Despite fears the county purchased eclipse glasses that don't meet the high standards of NASA, Richland County says their glasses do meet the standards of the American Astronomical Society.

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Fallen K-9 deputy honored by sheriff and the community Video included

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Richland County Sheriff's deputies will say goodbye to a fallen K-9 officer Thursday. 

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Report: Wrestling legend Ric Flair in critical condition with 'multiple organ problems' Video included

Ric Flair, pictured here at a WrestleMania 30 press conference, is in critical condition. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Ric Flair, pictured here at a WrestleMania 30 press conference, is in critical condition. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
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Professional wrestling icon Ric Flair is in critical condition following a surgery on Monday afternoon where he was placed in a medically induced coma. 

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Richland Co. roadways graced with 'home of the longest total solar eclipse' signs Video included

The Richland County eclipse signs read “Home of the Longest Total Solar Eclipse on the East Coast” with the Richland County hashtag #RCtotaleclipse. (Source: Richland County) The Richland County eclipse signs read “Home of the Longest Total Solar Eclipse on the East Coast” with the Richland County hashtag #RCtotaleclipse. (Source: Richland County)
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 The signs announce: “Home Of The Longest Total Solar Eclipse On The East Coast” with the Richland County hashtag #RCtotaleclipse.  

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A legal challenge and contract dispute could put state lottery scholarships at stake Video included

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The South Carolina Education Lottery wants to switch to a faster, more efficient gaming system. But the lottery’s interim director says a legal challenge filed this month by the contractor behind the current system could delay the complicated transition process.

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Motorcyclist killed in crash on Clemson Rd. Video included

A vehicle crash has blocked the roadway at Clemson Road and Rose Creek Lane Wednesday evening. (Source: Google Earth Pro) A vehicle crash has blocked the roadway at Clemson Road and Rose Creek Lane Wednesday evening. (Source: Google Earth Pro)
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A motorcyclist was killed in a crash Wednesday evening. 

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Driver, passenger arrested following 30+ mile chase from Lexington to Newberry County Video included

Jacob Ryan Newton (L) and Valerie Hope Bennett (R) have both been charged following the chase. (Source: Lexington County Detention Center) Jacob Ryan Newton (L) and Valerie Hope Bennett (R) have both been charged following the chase. (Source: Lexington County Detention Center)
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A driver led Lexington County Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit late Wednesday night.  

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Yes, the Lake Murray Dam will be open on Eclipse Day

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Despite rumors to the contrary, the Lake Murray Dam will be open and available to those who wish to marvel at the total solar eclipse on Monday.  

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McMaster to Santee Cooper board: 'All options' on the table when it comes to possible sale

Gov. Henry McMaster said he is actively pursuing options to sell Santee Cooper. (Source: WIS) Gov. Henry McMaster said he is actively pursuing options to sell Santee Cooper. (Source: WIS)
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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has told the Board of Santee Cooper that "all options" are on the table when it comes to their ownership interest in the now abandoned nuclear project at VC Summer in Fairfield County. 

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3 suspects wanted for robbing 2 women in Five Points

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Columbia police investigators have identified three suspects who they say robbed two women in Five Points earlier this month.  

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Clemson men's basketball team safe after deadly terror attack occurs outside team hotel in Spain Video included

Two are dead and 20 more injured after a van plowed into a crowd in Barcelona, Spain. (Source: AP Photo/Manu Fernandez) Two are dead and 20 more injured after a van plowed into a crowd in Barcelona, Spain. (Source: AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
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The Clemson Tigers men's basketball team is safe and secure following a deadly terror attack on the streets of Barcelona, Spain, according to the university's athletics department.

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President Trump hits 'publicity seeking' Lindsey Graham in post-Charlottesville tweets Video included

President Donald Trump (Source: WIS) President Donald Trump (Source: WIS)
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President Donald Trump lashed out at South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham on Twitter again Thursday morning as Republicans criticize his response to the Charlottesville white supremacist rally that ended with one woman dead. 

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What was the reason behind this arrest in Elgin? 'Drugs, drugs, drugs,' the sheriff says Video included

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Three people have been arrested and charged following a car chase and foot pursuit that began with a stolen car at a gas station on Highway 601. 

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'The blueprint's been laid out,' for justice in other officer-involved shootings, man shot by trooper says Video included

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Levar Jones sat down with WIS on Wednesday and gave his thoughts on the time Groubert will serve. 

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UPDATE: USC sophomore guard suspended, incident report says he spit on woman prior to fight Video included

Raykm Felder (Source: WIS) Raykm Felder (Source: WIS)
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A member of the University of South Carolina basketball team has been suspended from the team indefinitely and will not be attending classes in the fall, according to the athletics department. 

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There is little support for removal of SC Confederate monuments Video included

South Carolina’s capital building is surrounded by reminders of the Confederacy. (Source: WIS) South Carolina’s capital building is surrounded by reminders of the Confederacy. (Source: WIS)
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From the Wade Hampton statue on the south side of the State House, to a marker near the governor’s office noting Sherman’s attack, to another on Gervais Street for the Robert E. Lee Highway, South Carolina’s capital building is surrounded by reminders of the Confederacy. 

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Blowfish to host 2018 CPL All -Star Show Video included

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Another baseball all-star game is coming to the Midlands. 

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12 Riverbanks animals will be part of an amazing study during the solar eclipse Video included

Riverbanks' Siamang apes will be studied closely alongside 11 other species during the total solar eclipse. (Source: WIS) Riverbanks' Siamang apes will be studied closely alongside 11 other species during the total solar eclipse. (Source: WIS)
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Scientists at Riverbanks Zoo say there is currently very little research on how animals respond during a total solar eclipse. However, that may start to change a week from today.

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'Ham radio' operators to station, aid emergency response during Total Solar Eclipse Video included

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There will be added voices over the air waves, aiding emergency response over the Total Solar Eclipse weekend and on Monday, August 21, for the actual event itself. 

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WATCH: Mayor Steve Benjamin joins us in-studio to discuss Charlottesville, President Trump Video included

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Mayor Steve Benjamin has spoken on several national network news programs Wednesday about what's making headlines.

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Columbia's Vista visitors react to statements by President Trump Video included

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In light of the events in Charlottesville, people in the Midlands are reacting to President Trump’s recent statements. 

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'If you wait, it’s too late': Midlands mommy blogger advises to talk to kids about Charlottesville Video included

Mommy blogger Ashleigh Wilder says it’s every parent’s choice, but she feels she has a responsibility to tell her children. (Source: WIS) Mommy blogger Ashleigh Wilder says it’s every parent’s choice, but she feels she has a responsibility to tell her children. (Source: WIS)
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Mommy blogger Ashleigh Wilder says it’s every parent’s choice, but she feels she has a responsibility to tell her children about events like Charlottesville. 

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Community Builder: Midlands duo donates hundreds of pet oxygen kits to SC fire stations Video included

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Nearly 400 fire trucks across South Carolina are now stocked with lifesaving equipment for animals in distress, and that’s in large part thanks to two Midlands women.

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24-year-old has 'significant' injuries to hand after overnight shooting Video included

Shooting scene on Oakland Avenue (Source: CPD via Twitter) Shooting scene on Oakland Avenue (Source: CPD via Twitter)
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Columbia Police are investigating a shooting early Wednesday morning off North Main Street.

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Free adult dental clinic in Columbia Friday Video included

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Hundreds of adults are expected to get free dental care at a clinic Friday in Columbia. 

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An anti-hate group says 12 hate groups are operating in South Carolina

The Southern Poverty Law Center says 12 hate groups are operating in South Carolina (Source: SPLC) The Southern Poverty Law Center says 12 hate groups are operating in South Carolina (Source: SPLC)
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A group that tracks hate groups across the country says 12 hate groups are currently operating in South Carolina.

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Irmo lottery winner to use $1 million prize to launch own business

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A hankering for a bucket of chicken won an Irmo construction worker $1 million to start his own business. 

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Deputies ask for help locating woman identified in shoplifting incident

Jennifer Hart (Source: RCSD) Jennifer Hart (Source: RCSD)
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Richland County Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help locating a woman they've identified in a shoplifting incident.

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Father of 4-year-old killed after mouth taped shut now charged in girl's death, deputies say

David Lance Steadman (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department) David Lance Steadman (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
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A 24-year-old Lexington County man will also be charged in connection with a woman charged with restraining and abandoning her daughter.

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Teen last spotted two weeks ago at bowling alley located safely

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An 18-year-old who went missing over two weeks ago has been found safely.

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Utility unsure when it will re-file plans to bail on project

Construction site at V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station (Source: WIS) Construction site at V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station (Source: WIS)
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SEANNA ADCOX Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina utility has no timeline for re-submitting its plans for bailing on a nuclear power project and recouping billions more from customers. But executives for South Carolina Electric & Gas emphasized Wednesday in a teleconference with financial analysts that the utility's plans haven't changed. RELATED: See photos of the VC Summer site.  Kevin Marsh, the CEO of parent company SCANA, called Tuesday's voluntary... More>>

Mayor Steve Benjamin criticizes President Donald Trump as he discusses the state's Confederate memorials

Mayor Steve Benjamin appeared on MSNBC's Hardball to discuss President Donald Trump's response to Charlottesville. (Source: WIS) Mayor Steve Benjamin appeared on MSNBC's Hardball to discuss President Donald Trump's response to Charlottesville. (Source: WIS)
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Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin came down hard on President Donald Trump on Tuesday night following the president's press conference which blamed "both sides" for the violence that ended with the death of one woman and 19 others injured at a white supremacist rally in Virginia.

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SCE&G to withdraw initial V.C. Summer abandonment petition, wants 'governmental officials' to review Video included

Construction site at V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station (Source: WIS) Construction site at V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station (Source: WIS)
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SCANA announced Tuesday that they will withdraw their initial abandonment petition that, in part, caused the shut down of the V.C. Summer nuclear project in Fairfield County. 

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CPD seizes drugs, $115K after complaints of pot odor in Mast General Store Video included

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Following a handful of complaints that a downtown business smelled like marijuana, the Columbia Police Department's Organized Crime and Narcotics Unit made an arrest of a resident in an apartment above the store.  

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Schedule of back-to-school dates for Midlands districts Video included

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Here is a list of starting dates for Midlands school districts

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CAT on the prowl: RCSD unleashes new high-powered Camaros Video included

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To mark the milestone on Monday, the department showed off 17 brand new, high-powered, high-tech Chevy Camaros aimed at helping the CAT team continue to build that bond.

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Citizens say Confederate monument should derail county relocation Video included

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A tall, granite obelisk – topped with a soldier and his rifle – towers over its neighbors near the corner of Hudson and Zion Streets in Winnsboro. 

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State House grounds under tighter security after protesters target Confederate monuments in US Video included

Flag supporters mark anniversary of Confederate flag removal (Source: WIS) Flag supporters mark anniversary of Confederate flag removal (Source: WIS)
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As protesters around the country begin to target Confederate monuments in Southern states, the state Department of Public Safety says they're monitoring heightened racial tensions around the country and could raise security levels around the State House. 

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Sen. Graham says he hopes Pres. Trump 'drops the hammer' on white supremacy, talks V.C. Summer, Obamacare during Columbia visit Video included

Senator Lindsay Graham made a visit to Columbia on Tuesday and discussed a number of ongoing issues at home and nationwide.  (Source: WIS) Senator Lindsay Graham made a visit to Columbia on Tuesday and discussed a number of ongoing issues at home and nationwide.  (Source: WIS)
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Senator Lindsay Graham made a visit to Columbia on Tuesday and discussed a number of ongoing issues at home and nationwide.  

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Still need a SC hotel room for the Eclipse weekend? Chances to secure a place are growing slim Video included

If you're still in need of a place to stay, area chambers of commerce, visitors centers, and Experience Columbia SC are recommending campgrounds and Airbnb this close out to the big event. (Source: WIS) If you're still in need of a place to stay, area chambers of commerce, visitors centers, and Experience Columbia SC are recommending campgrounds and Airbnb this close out to the big event. (Source: WIS)
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Hotel rooms are filling, across South Carolina ahead of the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21. If you're still in need of a place to stay, Chambers of Commerce, Visitors Centers, and Experience Columbia SC are recommending campgrounds and Airbnb this close out to the big event.

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Questions surround the resignation of top Richland Co. leader following disparaging comments to EMS workers Video included

Kevin Bronson, seen here, said he's been punished for comments made during a meeting with Richland County EMS workers. (Source: LinkedIn) Kevin Bronson, seen here, said he's been punished for comments made during a meeting with Richland County EMS workers. (Source: LinkedIn)
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The assistant county administrator, Kevin Bronson, resigned rather than being fired after a public backlash over comments he made when referencing suicide during a public meeting with EMS workers. 

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Man, 20, dies one hour after shooting on Hard Scrabble Rd. Video included

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A 20-year-old has been identified as the victim in an overnight shooting on Hardscrabble Road, according to the Richland County Coroner's Office.

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This is why you can't look directly at a solar eclipse without protective eyewear Video included

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Here's what you need to know to watch the solar eclipse safely. 

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The city says these five spots are official eclipse viewing locations in Columbia

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The City of Columbia has announced five places they believe will be among the best spots in town to take a gander at Monday afternoon's total solar eclipse. 

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VIDEO: Armed men rob Farrow Road convenience store Video included

Two masked and armed men rob the Brotherhood Mini Mart on Farrow Road in Columbia on Saturday. (Source: WIS) Two masked and armed men rob the Brotherhood Mini Mart on Farrow Road in Columbia on Saturday. (Source: WIS)
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The Richland County Sheriff's Department is hoping the release of surveillance video of a robbery over the weekend will help to catch those responsible. 

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'I screwed up,' says ex-state trooper sentenced for shooting unarmed man in traffic stop Video included

Sean Groubert addressed Levar Jones directly in court. (Source: WIS) Sean Groubert addressed Levar Jones directly in court. (Source: WIS)
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The former South Carolina trooper who pleaded guilty in connection to a high-profile shooting of a man during a traffic stop is has been sentenced.

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SC health centers earn nearly $1.4 million from feds

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Nearly two-dozen affordable health care centers in South Carolina are getting $1.37 million in federal dollars based on their 2016 performance. 

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AG sues opioid manufacturer, citing deceptive marketing

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South Carolina’s Attorney General announced a lawsuit Tuesday against drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma. 

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Lawsuit accuses drug manufacturer of worsening opioid crisis

SC Attorney General Alan Wilson SC Attorney General Alan Wilson

South Carolina is the latest state to accuse a drug manufacturer of exacerbating its opioid drug crisis by using deceptive marketing.

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Reports: Ric Flair recovering after surgery and medically-induced coma Video included

Ric Flair at a 2014 WWE NXT event. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Ric Flair at a 2014 WWE NXT event. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
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You've likely seen him stalk the sidelines of University of South Carolina Gamecocks football games at Williams-Brice Stadium, but now, wrestling legend Ric Flair needs prayers, his management team said over the weekend.  

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Back-to-school can be stressful for 1 in 5 kids with learning and attention issues Video included

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For the one in five kids who has learning and attention issues, back-to-school can be stressful. 

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Charlottesville violence prompts calls for peace at Columbia rally Video included

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Hundreds of people came together Monday to unite behind the victims of the violence in Charlottesville. Several area groups had a hand in organizing an evening rally at the South Carolina State House.

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WATCH: Have questions about the total solar eclipse? 'Total Eclipse Columbia' has the answers. Video included

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It's one of nature's most awe-inspiring sights - darkness will fall during the day and cast a shadow over the Midlands. 

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Eagle Scout hopeful raises money and supplies for foster kids Video included

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 A 14-year-old Columbia kid is on an Eagle Scout mission to alleviate at least one major stressor for hundreds of foster kids. 

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Admin who told EMS workers they can kill themselves if they didn't like job will resign Video included

Kevin Bronson, seen here, said he's been punished for comments made during a meeting with Richland County EMS workers. (Source: LinkedIn) Kevin Bronson, seen here, said he's been punished for comments made during a meeting with Richland County EMS workers. (Source: LinkedIn)
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A group of former and current Richland County EMS workers plan to protest a county administrator who reportedly told them to commit suicide if they didn't like their jobs.

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Many in the Midlands stand with Charlottesville protest victims Video included

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A large group gathered at South Carolina’s State House on Monday to show solidarity with anti-racism protesters in Charlottesville, VA.

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Hope Harvest gets $200K donation from Midlands automotive dealer Video included

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Helping to feed the hungry in our state, Jim Hudson Automotive Group presented a check of $200,000 to Harvest Hope Food Bank in Columbia on Monday.

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One week ahead of big event, Amazon issues refunds for some eclipse glasses Video included

A stock image of solar eclipse glasses. Do not use this picture to determine if your glasses are safe to use. Please refer to the text in this story. (Source: NASA) A stock image of solar eclipse glasses. Do not use this picture to determine if your glasses are safe to use. Please refer to the text in this story. (Source: NASA)
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Online retailer Amazon has had to issue recalls on some solar eclipse glasses after the third-party sellers could not verify the authenticity of the product. 

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If you picked up a free pair of eclipse glasses in Blythewood, you will need a new pair. Video included

Glasses distributed by the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce were not manufactured by one of the five NASA certified companies, so the Chamber is issuing a voluntary recall. (Source: Blythewood Chamber of Commerce) Glasses distributed by the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce were not manufactured by one of the five NASA certified companies, so the Chamber is issuing a voluntary recall. (Source: Blythewood Chamber of Commerce)
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Glasses distributed by the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce were not manufactured by one of the five NASA certified companies, prompting the Chamber is issuing a voluntary recall.

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UPDATE: Midlands man who crashed truck after being shot ID'd and charged, says sheriff's office Video included

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A Lexington County man is in the hospital after he was shot before crashing his car Sunday afternoon.

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Man, 57, killed in early Sunday morning boat accident on Lake Murray Video included

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The Lexington County Coroner has identified the person who died after a boat vs. dock accident on Lake Murray on Sunday.

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Another gut punch: Midlands county bracing for more layoffs Video included

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DuraFiber, a company that manufactures the material used to create tires, is preparing to close in just about a month.

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Case Closed: AC Flora Booster Club finances given thumbs up after investigation

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Attorney General Alan Wilson has given the thumbs up to the AC Flora Booster Club after an investigation uncovered no impropriety or misuse of funds, according to a letter sent to the club.

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Attempted murder charges for man arrested in early Monday morning shooting Video included

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Columbia Police say they've arrested a man in connection with a shooting during a fight early Monday morning. 

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Lake Murray site of rookie angler's first win, biggest prize in bass fishing Video included

Justin Atkins wins $300,000 FLW Forrest Wood Cup (Source: FLW) Justin Atkins wins $300,000 FLW Forrest Wood Cup (Source: FLW)
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FLW rookie angler Justin Atkins will always remember Lake Murray. It's the lake where he reeled in the first win of his career and it was a big one. 

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A county admin told EMS workers they should quit or kill themselves if their job was bad Video included

Kevin Bronson, seen here, said he's been punished for comments made during a meeting with Richland County EMS workers. (Source: LinkedIn) Kevin Bronson, seen here, said he's been punished for comments made during a meeting with Richland County EMS workers. (Source: LinkedIn)
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Several Richland County EMS employees are making claims that a county administrator told them they should kill themselves or just quit if they are unhappy with their jobs. 

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Job fairs held for thousands fired from failed power project Video included

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Thousands of people searching for work following the abandonment of a nuclear power project in South Carolina are invited to job fairs this week.

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U of SC community expresses support for U of VA following Charlottesville violence Video included

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The University of South Carolina community is expressing its support for its counterparts at the University of Virginia in the wake of violence that occurred during demonstrations in Charlottesville Saturday.  

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Deputies investigating stabbing in Blythewood Video included

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Richland County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a stabbing late Sunday. 

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West Columbia residents protest Mill Hill demolition project Video included

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It is crunch time for a group of protesters trying to stop West Columbia from tearing down historic homes near the city's Riverwalk in the Mill Hill neighborhood.

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UPDATE: All I-26 lanes in Newberry back open following multiple collisions Video included

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All of the lanes on I-26 in Newberry County are back open after several collisions in the area caused lanes on both sides of the interstate to be blocked.

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Teen bitten by shark at South Carolina island Video included

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Researchers say a teen appears to have suffered a shark bite on South Carolina's Hilton Head Island.

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Deputies hope community can help locate robbery suspect Video included

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Richland County deputies are asking for the community’s help in finding a robbery suspect. 

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Garners Ferry Road blocked following collision

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A collision on Garners Ferry Road in Eastover has the roadway blocked.

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Midlands residents stand in solidarity with Charlottesville victims at State House Video included

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Dozens of people took to the South Carolina State House Saturday night to stand in solidarity with those injured during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

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Suspect kicks out patrol car windows after being arrested for assault Video included

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A Richland County man kicked the windows out of a Richland County Sheriff’s Department patrol car after he was arrested for assaulting a woman on Friday. 

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Officers investigating after tires stolen from Sumter car dealership

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Sumter Police are investigating after a number of tires were stolen from a Sumter car dealership. 

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60-year-old Columbia man charged with arson and burglary Video included

Major Kennedy, 60, faces multiple charges including third-degree arson and burglary. (Source: Columbia Police Department) Major Kennedy, 60, faces multiple charges including third-degree arson and burglary. (Source: Columbia Police Department)
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Columbia Police arrested a 60-year-old man they say intentionally set a building on fire Friday night. 

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Councilwoman seeks termination of county admin who told employees to quit or kill themselves Video included

Joyce Dickerson (Source: http://www.rcgov.us) Joyce Dickerson (Source: http://www.rcgov.us)
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A Richland County Councilwoman is calling for the termination of a County Administrator after he reportedly told a room full of Richland County EMS workers to kill themselves or quit if they don’t like their jobs.

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Two wanted following armed robbery of Richland Co. man

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Richland County deputies are asking for the community’s help in identifying and locating two suspects wanted for armed robbery and malicious injury to property. 

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Deputies ask for community's help identifying armed robbery suspect Video included

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Richland County deputies are asking for the community’s help in identifying and locating a man wanted for armed robbery. 

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Man fires at man, woman after rear-ending their car in Lexington Co. Video included

Martel Dekarlos Gaddis, 34, faces multiple charges including two counts of attempted murder. (Source: WISTV) Martel Dekarlos Gaddis, 34, faces multiple charges including two counts of attempted murder. (Source: WISTV)
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An Orangeburg man is behind bars in Lexington County after he allegedly shot at two people in a car. 

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Collision causes traffic congestion on I-26

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If traveling on Interstate 26 is a part of your commute, you may want to find an alternate way. 

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UPDATE: Bond denied for Lexington mother charged in death of 4-year-old child Video included

Cynthia Estrada-Lopez, 24, is charged with homicide by child abuse. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Dept.) Cynthia Estrada-Lopez, 24, is charged with homicide by child abuse. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Dept.)
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Bond has been denied for a Lexington woman who was charged in connection to the death of her 4-year-old daughter.

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SC State House one spot where you can still get your hands on eclipse glasses Video included

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As the excitement continues to build for the total eclipse, one spot in Columbia is selling more and more specs to view the once in a lifetime event. 

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Pay Now, Pay Later: PSC Mails Details on Nuclear Shutdown Video included

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State regulators are making sure SCE&G customers have some idea of how much they will pay as the company abandons its nuclear reactor project in Fairfield County.

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Not wearing protective eyewear during the eclipse will mean irreversible eye damage Video included

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Many of you already have your glasses for the total solar eclipse coming up August 21, but after warnings from NASA about vendors selling unapproved glasses that may not protect your eyes, it might be a good idea to double check.

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SC inmate who maintained an active Facebook presence now being punished Video included

Joey Rivera (R) appears to have gone dark on social media. (Source: WIS) Joey Rivera (R) appears to have gone dark on social media. (Source: WIS)
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A South Carolina inmate who managed to maintain a fairly active presence on Facebook -- even broadcasting on Facebook Live -- appears to have had his accounts shut down after Department of Corrections officials were alerted to them.

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Missing: 18-year-old girl last spotted on July 30 at bowling alley Video included

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The family of an 18-year-old Richland County girl is increasingly concerned after she has not been seen since July 30.

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Two years to the day of the crime, investigators finally arrest man in Lexington County murder

Leonard Mickens, Jr. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department) Leonard Mickens, Jr. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
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Two years to the day after he was murdered, the case of a Lexington County man shot outside an apartment complex appears to be closed following the arrest of a man. 

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DOT repair job will close one lane of I-77 until Saturday morning

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will be closing  the right travel lane and shoulder on I-77 southbound between Two Notch Road and Windsor Lake. (Source: Google Earth) The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will be closing the right travel lane and shoulder on I-77 southbound between Two Notch Road and Windsor Lake. (Source: Google Earth)
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Interstate 77 will be a problem Friday if you're planning on using it as part of your commute.

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Life sentence for Lex. Co. mom whose 7-month-old died in her care

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The mother of a 7-month-old Lexington County child will spend the rest of her life in prison without parole after her conviction of homicide by child abuse.

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Get a behind-the-scenes look at Ft. Jackson Video included

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Want to see what life is like at Ft. Jackson Army Base? The public is invited to a special, up-close tour of Fort Jackson, basic combat training and its soldiers.

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Clarendon Co. driver killed after being struck by log truck identified by coroner

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The Clarendon County Coroner has identified the driver killed in a crash Thursday afternoon with a log truck.

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West Columbia package thief caught on camera. A tip could get you a reward. Video included

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 The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a person who was caught on camera stealing packages from a home in the Indian River community.

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FIRST ALERT: Dense Fog Advisory issued for Midlands counties

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The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for several Midlands counties. 

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Irmo parking debate continues following special-called Town Council meeting Video included

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On Thursday, a meeting surrounding some controversial parking regulations for the town of Irmo was held. 

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About 20 people displaced following two-alarm fire at apartment complex Video included

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Columbia firefighters are on the scene of a fire at an apartment complex Thursday morning.  

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State agency challenges SCE&G plans for VC Summer nuclear project Video included

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SCE&G's plan for walking away from the VC Summer nuclear reactor project in Jenkinsville is getting some opposition. 

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CFD: 3 children, 1 adult rescued on Saluda River

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Four people were saved Thursday night in a water rescue by the Columbia Fire Department. 

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Nuclear abandonment could cause trickle-down impact in classrooms Video included

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At her beauty salon in Downtown Winnsboro, Catie Brigman can feel her community's pain. 

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VIDEO: SC inmate having a ball on Facebook Live while flashing knife inside prison Video included

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The state Department of Corrections is investigating as an inmate at a South Carolina prison continues to use a cell phone and social media to post videos and even go live on Facebook flashing a knife despite being reprimanded twice for both.

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Officers searching for suspects who robbed women in Five Points Video included

Officers urge anyone who may recognize any of these men to contact Crimestoppers. (Source: Columbia Police) Officers urge anyone who may recognize any of these men to contact Crimestoppers. (Source: Columbia Police)
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Columbia Police are searching for three men who allegedly stole several items from two women in Five Points over the weekend. 

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Young people get a chance to jam for Jesus Video included

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For young people looking for some end-of-summer fun, there's a Gospel concert on Friday in West Columbia.

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Deputies seek community's help identifying and locating burglary suspects

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Richland County deputies are hoping the community can help to identify and locate two suspects wanted for burglarizing a home on August 6.

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This Sumter County woman has been missing for a week

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A Sumter County woman has been missing for a week and investigators need help locating her. 

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Sheriff: Two drug dealers off the streets after sentencing

Anthony C. Davis and Sylvester R. Johnson (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office) Anthony C. Davis and Sylvester R. Johnson (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office)
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Two men captured by the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office as alleged drug dealers have been sentenced to prison. 

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House fire reported in Irmo

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Firefighters have been called to a house fire in Irmo Thursday afternoon. 

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Bamberg Police officer charged with misconduct in office

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A Bamberg Police officer has been charged with misconduct in office, accused of falsely claiming overtime pay for training.

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Coroner identifies Gilbert man killed in crash on I-20 Video included

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The Lexington County Coroner has identified a man who was killed in an early-morning crash on Interstate 20 Thursday. 

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A Richland County company is expanding through a $96M investment and creating 700 new jobs Video included

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An air conditioning manufacturing company will expand operations and create 700 new jobs in Richland County, according to Gov. Henry McMaster's office. 

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A councilman says Gov. Henry McMaster could cement his legacy through VC Summer response Video included

Gov. Henry McMaster. (Source: Office of the Governor of South Carolina) Gov. Henry McMaster. (Source: Office of the Governor of South Carolina)
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At the Broad River Campground in Fairfield County, just a few miles from V.C. Summer, it’s hard to spot a camper, but it’s easy to find metaphorical tumbleweeds dumpsters are nearly full, a charcoal grill sits left behind, and so do stacks of unused firewood. 

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CPD arrests second suspect in March murder, still searching for third Video included

Terry Johnson, 18, is facing multiple charges including murder. (Source: Columbia Police) Terry Johnson, 18, is facing multiple charges including murder. (Source: Columbia Police)
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Columbia Police have arrested a second man in connection with a shooting death of a 28-year-old man back in March while a third suspect remains on the loose.

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Self-defense training prepares students for campus safety Video included

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One in five female college students will be assaulted walking on campus this year. 

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Overnight robbery investigated in Olympia

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Richland County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a strong armed robbery late Wednesday in Olympia.

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Forest Acres residents make call for city zoning rules to be enforced Video included

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Some concerned area homeowners say they want the city to take a tougher stand on enforcing zoning codes. 

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South Carolina leaders speak on nuclear lawsuit Video included

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State officials are speaking after South Carolina filed its largest lawsuit ever against the federal government this week. 

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South Carolina tops in women's basketball attendance

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The national champion South Carolina Gamecocks were also tops in attendance last year.

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$100 million solar energy project coming to South Carolina Video included

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There is a big boost coming to Graniteville with solar energy.   

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Knowing the symptoms: teen's concussion diagnosed one week after accident Video included

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Making sure you and your child are aware of the signs and symptoms could be the difference between a minor concussion, and a second hit that has lasting effects.

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One person transported to hospital following shooting at Richland Co. apartment complex Video included

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Richland County deputies are responding to the scene of a shooting at an apartment complex. 

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Cell providers plan for extra usage during eclipse weekend Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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The total solar eclipse is now less than two weeks away. The historic event is expected to draw thousands of visitors to the area, which could pose a problem if everyone is attempting to use their cell phones at the same time.

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Gov. Henry McMaster is 'actively pursuing' sale of Santee Cooper to help finish part of VC Summer Video included

Gov. Henry McMaster said he is actively pursuing options to sell Santee Cooper. (Source: WIS) Gov. Henry McMaster said he is actively pursuing options to sell Santee Cooper. (Source: WIS)
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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster confirmed he is "actively pursuing" options to sell Santee Cooper to help potentially finish parts of the failed project VC Summer in Fairfield County.

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Leaked emails tell tales of success in days before VC Summer's sudden abandonment Video included

Several e-mails leaked to WIS tell tales of success even as the project was days from shuttering. (Source: WIS) Several e-mails leaked to WIS tell tales of success even as the project was days from shuttering. (Source: WIS)
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E-mails leaked to WIS help illustrate why the sudden abandonment of VC Summer’s expansion project caught thousands of workers off-guard.

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'Remain ever vigilant' of Lizard Man during eclipse, SCEMD says

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If you haven't heard of the myriad of things you should be worried about during Aug. 21's Total Solar Eclipse, then allow the South Carolina Department of Emergency Management to add another thing to worry about to your list.

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CPD: Man threatened life of Walmart employee's child for $18K in gift cards

Ashad Brooks (Source: Columbia Police Department) Ashad Brooks (Source: Columbia Police Department)
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The Columbia Police Department would like the public's help in finding a 20-year-old man accused of fraudulently obtaining thousands of dollars worth of gift cards by blackmailing a Midlands store employee.

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What's going to solve Columbia's decades long battle with flooding? $93 million in fees, city leaders say Video included

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The City of Columbia has long struggled with chronic flooding in Five Points and in areas on or around the University of South Carolina campus.

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Deputies looking for person who robbed Northeast Richland Co. Zaxby's (VIDEO) Video included

An armed robber confronts a Zaxby's employee on July 16th. (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department) An armed robber confronts a Zaxby's employee on July 16th. (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)
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The Richland County Sheriff's Department hopes the release of video of a robbery at a Zaxby's in the northeast part of the county last month will help catch the person responsible. 

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'Operation Pop Rocks' busts up drug ring trafficking cocaine and heroin into the Midlands

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A federal grand jury has returned a 41-count indictment against a drug trafficking ring allegedly bringing cocaine and heroin into the Midlands. 

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The House has now moved to create a committee to review VC Summer's failure

House members have been charged with reviewing the failed VC Summer project. (Source: WIS) House members have been charged with reviewing the failed VC Summer project. (Source: WIS)
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A day after Senate leaders created a committee to review the failed nuclear reactor project at the VC Summer plant in Jenkinsville, the House has followed suit with the creation of its own committee. 

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Parking confusions in Irmo prompts special council meeting Video included

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Residents in Irmo can park in the street in front of their home – at least until Town Council meets on August 10th to talk about parking ordinances.

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They bought and rented homes to plant roots in SC, then SCANA pulled the plug on V.C. Summer Video included

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Roughly a week after a huge nuclear expansion project was abandoned – and thousands of workers were laid off as a result – neighborhoods like Eagles Nest in Chapin are changing.

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Coroner: inmate who died at Lee Correctional Institution was stabbed Video included

Lee Correctional Institution (Source: SCDC) Lee Correctional Institution (Source: SCDC)
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The Lee County Coroner says an inmate who died at Lee Correctional Institution this weekend bled to death from a stab wound.

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Suspect involved in shooting at weekend party arrested Video included

Jerome Coleman (Source: Columbia Police Department/Twitter) Jerome Coleman (Source: Columbia Police Department/Twitter)
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Columbia police have arrested the man wanted for a shooting that took place at a party this past weekend.

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Cost of gas spikes in SC, but prices still among lowest in nation Video included

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South Carolina saw the highest spike in gas prices last week, but it still has some of the lowest gas prices in the country. 

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Carolina Bigfoot group claims sighting reported in western NC

Members of Bigfoot 911 investigating sighting (Source: WYFF) Members of Bigfoot 911 investigating sighting (Source: WYFF)
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If you thought Bigfoot never ventured down South, think again.

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Death of 5-year-old prompts Kershaw County leaders to rethink area fire service Video included

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County leaders say over the months ahead they plan to look into ways to strengthen emergency fire service to many areas. This comes just days after a young boy in Lugoff died from burns he suffered in a vehicle fire.

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Riverbanks Zoo names Stringfellow new president, CEO

(Source: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden) (Source: Riverbanks Zoo & Garden)
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Thomas Stringfellow was announced as the new president and CEO of Riverbanks Zoo and Garden on Tuesday.

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Driving in South Carolina during the eclipse? Troopers provide words of advice Video included

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The Total Solar Eclipse happens in less than two weeks and the once-in-a-lifetime event could draw one million visitors to South Carolina, which means traffic could be a problem.

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Suspect in custody after shots fired at Lexington Co. convenience store Video included

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A person has been arrested after shots were fired at a convenience store in Batesburg-Leesville.

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Man arrested in connection to shooting at Lexington Co. convenience store

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Deputies in Lexington County have arrested 24-year-old Tony Robinson for a shooting incident that occurred in Batesburg-Leesville.

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Deadline looming to fix Bluff Road before football season Video included

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There's relief on the way for the huge construction project taking place near the Williams-Brice Stadium.

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Traffic moving after tractor-trailer accident blocks all lanes of eastbound I-20 Video included

Concrete blocks spilled onto Interstate 20 under the Interstate 26 overpass following an accident Tuesday afternoon. (Source: Trooper David Jones) Concrete blocks spilled onto Interstate 20 under the Interstate 26 overpass following an accident Tuesday afternoon. (Source: Trooper David Jones)
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A tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 20 underneath the Interstate 26 overpass caused massive traffic issues Tuesday afternoon just before 2 p.m.

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The Senate has formed a committee to review the failed VC Summer project Video included

State Senate leaders have been charged with reviewing the failed VC Summer project. (Source: WIS) State Senate leaders have been charged with reviewing the failed VC Summer project. (Source: WIS)
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Senate Pro Tempore Hugh Leatherman has formed a committee and appointed legislators to review the cancellation of the VC Summer nuclear reactor project.

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Deja vu? This isn't the first time nuclear plans have been scrapped in SC Video included

The two new nuclear reactors at the site at VC Summer sit vacant after the cancellation of the project by SCE&G and Santee Cooper. (Source: WIS) The two new nuclear reactors at the site at VC Summer sit vacant after the cancellation of the project by SCE&G and Santee Cooper. (Source: WIS)
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Last week’s decision to shut down work on Fairfield County’s VC Summer nuclear expansion project shocked construction and utility employees.

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Garners Ferry Road reopened after gas line rupture

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Garners Ferry Road is back open in Lower Richland County after it was closed for more than an hour due to a gas line break. 

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Two Notch Rd. reopened after gas line rupture investigated

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The Columbia Fire Department closed part of Two Notch Road Tuesday morning for a report of a gas line rupture. The road is now open. 

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Missing 75-year-old man located safely

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The State Law Enforcement Division says a 75-year-old man who went missing has been located.

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VIDEO: Vacationers find large rattlesnake on Hilton Head Island beach Video included

Rattlesnake on Hilton Head Island beach (Source: Jonathan Wiles) Rattlesnake on Hilton Head Island beach (Source: Jonathan Wiles)
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A Virginia couple visiting Hilton Head Island didn't find much peace and relaxation last week on the beach. 

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Report: Gov. Henry McMaster could find a way to complete one VC Summer reactor Video included

Gov. Henry McMaster could exercise several options to save the VC Summer project, a report says. (Source: WIS) Gov. Henry McMaster could exercise several options to save the VC Summer project, a report says. (Source: WIS)
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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is mulling several options to help complete at least one of the nuclear reactors in Fairfield County after the project was jarringly shut down last week after almost a decade of construction by SCE&G. 

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Violent armed robbery in Midlands strip club caught on camera Video included

Contact Crimestoppers if you recognize this man (Source: RCSD) Contact Crimestoppers if you recognize this man (Source: RCSD)
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Richland County Sheriff's Deputies have released surveillance video of a violent armed robbery at a bar in June. 

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Sumter man accused of throwing child off deck, sexually assaulting girl

Kingwood Carrell Smith Jr. (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center) Kingwood Carrell Smith Jr. (Source: Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center)
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A Sumter man has been arrested after deputies say he threw a child off a deck and sexually assaulted a girl. 

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