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Ordinance no. 17-26 now states that it is illegal to park any vehicle anywhere in the front yard of a residence except in the driveway or a parking area approved by the zoning administrator.  (Source: Irmo Police Department Facebook page) Ordinance no. 17-26 now states that it is illegal to park any vehicle anywhere in the front yard of a residence except in the driveway or a parking area approved by the zoning administrator.  (Source: Irmo Police Department Facebook page)

Irmo Town Council passes controversial 'front yard parking' ordinance

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Several Irmo residents will have to figure out how and where to park due to a new ordinance that passed Tuesday night. 

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FIRST ALERT: Look out for freezing temps and black ice during Thursday morning's commute Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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So, what happened with the snow potential over the central Midlands?

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CLOSINGS, CANCELLATIONS, AND DELAYS: A running list for parents Video included

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Curious if the kids have school this morning? Wondering if you need to get ready for work? Check our closings page as they update throughout the day.

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No injuries reported after shots fired call in Columbia

Columbia police are investigating a 911 shots fired call at the intersection of Monticello and Ruckner roads Wednesday night. (Source: CPD/Twitter) Columbia police are investigating a 911 shots fired call at the intersection of Monticello and Ruckner roads Wednesday night. (Source: CPD/Twitter)
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Columbia police are investigating a 911 shots fired call at the intersection of Monticello and Ruckner roads Wednesday night.  

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Here's some advice for driving on wintry roads from AAA Video included

AAA is offering advice for drivers who may be concerned with driving on any black ice in the Midlands.  (Source: WIS) AAA is offering advice for drivers who may be concerned with driving on any black ice in the Midlands.  (Source: WIS)
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AAA is offering advice for drivers who may be concerned with driving on any black ice in the Midlands.  

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Clarendon County Coroner dies from natural causes

(Source: Samuels Funeral Home of Manning) (Source: Samuels Funeral Home of Manning)
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The Clarendon County Coroner has died, according to the Clarendon County Sheriff Department. 

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Snow is gross, according to this adorable SC baby Video included

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Snow is either a delight or a drag to some folks.  And it was baby's first snow for this little one in Newberry and seemed less than enjoyable. 

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Kershaw County School District Superintendent announces retirement

Morgan was hired as the district’s superintendent in April of 2007. His retirement will be effective beginning June 30 of this year. (Source: KCSD) Morgan was hired as the district’s superintendent in April of 2007. His retirement will be effective beginning June 30 of this year. (Source: KCSD)
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The Kershaw County School District has announced Superintendent Frank Morgan will be retiring June of this year after holding the office for just over a decade. 

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Fire marshals investigating early morning fire at Columbia adult club

Columbia firefighters were called to the scene at Platinum Plus on Wednesday morning. (Source: Columbia Fire Department) Columbia firefighters were called to the scene at Platinum Plus on Wednesday morning. (Source: Columbia Fire Department)
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An early morning fire that occurred at a well-known club on Jacob Road is under investigation. 

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Night to Shine: A prom night for those with special needs Video included

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This is a prom night like no other! Shandon Baptist Church in Columbia is proud to serve as one of more than 450 churches around the world hosting Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. 

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CPD investigating armed robbery of pet store

Columbia police are investigating an alleged armed robbery of the Eastern States Serum Company, located at 1727 Harden Street.  (Source: CPD/Twitter) Columbia police are investigating an alleged armed robbery of the Eastern States Serum Company, located at 1727 Harden Street.  (Source: CPD/Twitter)
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Columbia police are investigating an alleged armed robbery of the Eastern States Serum Company, located at 1727 Harden Street. 

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Victims trapped following serious car accident that shuts down Lexington Co. road Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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A car accident has currently closed Busbee Road in Lexington County.  

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State of the State postponed due to weather

(Source: Facebook) (Source: Facebook)
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Due to potentially dangerous conditions in the Midlands Wednesday Jan. 17, Gov. Henry McMaster has postponed the annual State of the State address.

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Hate-filled racist messages posted in USC building on first day of spring semester Video included

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A student at the University of South Carolina tweeted a picture of offensive signs found in Gambrell Hall Tuesday, Jan. 16.

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Senator warns ratepayers of energy company's "crack cocaine" deal to buy SCANA Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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Would you like a thousand dollars cash right now or would you rather save almost $4,000 on your electric bills over the next two decades? 

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Innovative procedure saves Midlands woman's foot from amputation Video included

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It’s being called “the most dramatic advance” in preventing limb removal, according to one Midlands surgeon. 

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Traffic re-routed as crews work to fix natural gas leak on Shop Road

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A portion of Shop Road was blocked off as workers fixed a natural gas leak in the area. 

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Search warrant turns up cache of weapons, drugs, and four arrests Video included

A small cache of guns, drugs, and money was found at the Braham Street residence. (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department) A small cache of guns, drugs, and money was found at the Braham Street residence. (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)
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Deputies executing a search warrant following several community tips and complaints ended up making four arrests, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

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Deputies in Orangeburg Co. seek suspect wanted for drive-by shooting Video included

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The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office needs your help finding a suspect wanted for a drive-by shooting. 

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UPDATE: Officials unable to determine cause of Cleaton Road fire that killed 70-year-old man Video included

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The man who died in a condo fire early Saturday morning has been identified as both the Forest Acres Fire Department and the Columbia Fire Department investigate the incident. 

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Sen. Lindsey Graham: Trump's staff gave him 'really bad advice' on immigration Video included

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham lashes out at President Donald Trump's staff over the debate on immigration reform. (Source: POOL/CNN) Republican Senator Lindsey Graham lashes out at President Donald Trump's staff over the debate on immigration reform. (Source: POOL/CNN)
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Republican Senator Lindsey Graham lashes out at President Donald Trump's staff over the debate on immigration reform. 

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Sumter police warn AT&T customers about scam

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is warning AT&T wireless customers of a scam. 

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Sumter Fire Department program member charged with arson

Thomas Carson Euten was charged with second degree arson. Thomas Carson Euten was charged with second degree arson.
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A Sumter man who is a member of the Sumter Fire Department's Explorers program was charged with arson Tuesday Jan, 16. T

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Water main break leaves Cayce residents without water, boil advisory extended

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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A 6 inch water main break in the city of Cayce has left seventy-two homes without water.  

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Deputies seek woman for alleged theft of credit, debit cards

(Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department) (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
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The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a woman who may have stolen a pair of bank cards. 

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Accident forces lane closure on I-20

(Source: SCDOT) (Source: SCDOT)
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An accident on Interstate 20 has closed one lane near Exit 72.

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Councilman: Proposed apartments would 'negatively affect' West Columbia Video included

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A proposed apartment complex has some neighbors in West Columbia ready to fight it. 

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Winning Palmetto Cash 5 ticket worth $300K sold in Orangeburg Video included

Source: SC Education Lottery Source: SC Education Lottery
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Check your tickets! A person in Orangeburg won $300,000 on Friday. 

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Graham: Politicians 'need to up their game' on policy, DACA deal, combating divisiveness Video included

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was in attendance at the Columbia Urban League's annual MLK breakfast, where he briefly responded to comments about President Donald Trump's reported controversial comments about immigrants from different countries.(Source: WIS) Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was in attendance at the Columbia Urban League's annual MLK breakfast, where he briefly responded to comments about President Donald Trump's reported controversial comments about immigrants from different countries.(Source: WIS)
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was in attendance at the Columbia Urban League's annual MLK breakfast, where he briefly responded to comments about President Donald Trump's reported controversial comments about immigrants from different countries and the DACA deal. 

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Sumter deputies locate man's body with several gunshot wounds Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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Sumter County deputies are investigating after a man’s body was discovered Saturday morning. 

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SC veteran sues Dorn VA, cites 'torturous acts' by VA in their lack of care Video included

A Navy veteran says Dorn VA Medical Center made a huge mistake and now he's filed a lawsuit to make the VA pay. (Source: WIS) A Navy veteran says Dorn VA Medical Center made a huge mistake and now he's filed a lawsuit to make the VA pay. (Source: WIS)
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A Navy veteran says Dorn VA Medical Center made a huge mistake and now he's filed a lawsuit to make the VA pay. 

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Former Morris College President dead at 89 Video included

(Source: Morris College/ Twitter) (Source: Morris College/ Twitter)
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WIS has learned the former President of Morris College has died. Doctor Luns Richardson has passed away at the age of 89. 

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1,000+ pounds of trash removed from Congaree River during MLK service project Video included

The Congaree Riverkeeper group is honoring Dr. King's legacy through environmental volunteering here in the Midlands. (Source: WIS) The Congaree Riverkeeper group is honoring Dr. King's legacy through environmental volunteering here in the Midlands. (Source: WIS)
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The Congaree Riverkeeper group is honoring Dr. King's legacy through environmental volunteering here in the Midlands. 

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Senator: Lindsey Graham objected to President Trump's comments on African countries Video included

Lindsey Graham reportedly objected to the president's comments during an immigration meeting. (Source: WIS) Lindsey Graham reportedly objected to the president's comments during an immigration meeting. (Source: WIS)
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South Carolina Sen. Lindsay Graham was in the room when President Donald Trump reportedly referred to several third-world and African countries as a derogatory term during a bipartisan meeting on immigration. 

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MLK Day events in the Midlands

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Source: WIS) Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Source: WIS)
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Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a federal holiday honoring the late Dr. King's birthday and legacy. 

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21-year-old driver charged with felony DUI after fatal car wreck Video included

Austin Hubbard, 21, is being held at the Barnwell County Detention Center on a charge of felony DUI resulting in death. (Source: Barnwell County Detention Center) Austin Hubbard, 21, is being held at the Barnwell County Detention Center on a charge of felony DUI resulting in death. (Source: Barnwell County Detention Center)
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A 21-year-old in Barnwell County is facing felony DUI charges after a fatal early morning collision in Barnwell County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. 

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Volunteers renovate Midlands man's home in celebration of MLK Day Video included

(Source: WISTV) (Source: WISTV)
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On Saturday, Home Works of America partnered with Midtown Fellowship and McGregor Presbyterian to provide free home repairs to two homes in the Midlands in honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King weekend celebration. 

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Gun-carrying customers thwart assault at SC car dealership

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)

A pair of gun-toting customers are getting credit for stopping a pipe-wielding attacker at a South Carolina car dealership.

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21-year-old arrested for shooting, killing sister's boyfriend at the Colony Apartments Video included

Bobby Ray Robbins, 21, faces multiple charges including murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. (Source: CPD) Bobby Ray Robbins, 21, faces multiple charges including murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. (Source: CPD)
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A man has been arrested in connection to a deadly shooting that happened Saturday night at a Columbia apartment complex.

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Midlands community members once again brave the 'Polar Bear Plunge' for charity Video included

Polar Bear plunge (Source: WIS) Polar Bear plunge (Source: WIS)
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Around one hundred eager people showed up both to watch and take the brave plunge into the cold waters of Lake Carolina Saturday afternoon. 

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Apartment shooting leaves one dead, one detained by officers Video included

(Source: CPD) (Source: CPD)
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The Columbia Police Department is investigating after a man was killed in a shooting at an apartment complex. 

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Rep. Gowdy resigns from committee on ethics, citing workload Video included

Rep. Trey Gowdy (Source: Associated Press) Rep. Trey Gowdy (Source: Associated Press)
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South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy has resigned from the House Ethics Committee. 

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Columbia man arrested after vandalizing own car, causing a scene in Five Points Video included

(Source: Columbia Police Department) (Source: Columbia Police Department)
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A Columbia man is behind bars after police said he was being “boisterous” and cursing in front of patrons in Five Points in the early morning hours of Saturday. 

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Authorities rule cause of Super 10 fire in Holly Hill as incendiary

Crews battle the structure fire in Holly Hill (Source: Holly Hill PD) Crews battle the structure fire in Holly Hill (Source: Holly Hill PD)
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Law enforcement officials have released what they believe to be the cause of a commercial building fire that happened on Monday in Holly Hill. 

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108-year-old South Carolina woman, educator, activist, the granddaughter of slaves, dies Video included

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Mrs. Donella Wilson, the 108-year-old Midlands woman who was profiled on the way to the polls in 2016 has passed away, according to family members.

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Tariff threat still looms as Samsung launches Newberry plant Video included

The Newberry plant is already set to employ 350 to make washing machines in South Carolina. (Source: Samsung) The Newberry plant is already set to employ 350 to make washing machines in South Carolina. (Source: Samsung)
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South Carolina's newest manufacturing plant is set to have its grand opening Friday even as fears abound about aggressive tariffs that could ultimately put the new plant in jeopardy.

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Vulgar word has Midlands ministers critical of President Trump Video included

President Donald Trump (Source: CNN) President Donald Trump (Source: CNN)
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There’s been unanswered questions, outrage, and shock, after the word spread. That word, a vulgar one, allegedly came from President Donald Trump’s mouth inside of the Oval Office, during a meeting on immigration. 

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Columbia man charged with attempted murder in Broad River Rd. incident Video included

Police arrested Devin Wade Berry, 25, and charged him with attempted murder from the shooting in the 7900 block of Broad River Road. (Source: Irmo Police Department/Facebook) Police arrested Devin Wade Berry, 25, and charged him with attempted murder from the shooting in the 7900 block of Broad River Road. (Source: Irmo Police Department/Facebook)
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Irmo police announced the arrest of a Columbia man stemming from a shooting investigation on Jan. 10. 

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UPDATE: Lanes reopen following collision on I-20 WB near Broad River Rd.

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All lanes have reopened on I-20 westbound near Broad River Road exit following a collision.  

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Midlands schools build homes with Habitat for Humanity Video included

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Friday marked the first week of Brookland Cayce High School and Airport High School working together to build walls for homes in need.

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UPDATE: Suspect in fatal OIS in Lexington Co. also wanted for attempted murder Video included

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What was supposed to be a traffic stop ended with a pursuit that ended with the driver shot dead after he showed a weapon to Lexington County Sheriff's deputies, according to the sheriff's department.

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WELCOME BACK: Marcus Lattimore joins USC football staff Video included

Will Muschamp shares a laugh with Marcus Lattimore in Friday's news conference. Lattimore has been named USC's new director of player development. (Source: WIS) Will Muschamp shares a laugh with Marcus Lattimore in Friday's news conference. Lattimore has been named USC's new director of player development. (Source: WIS)
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South Carolina legend Marcus Lattimore will return to his alma mater's football program in an off-the-field role. 

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The curtain opens soon for LifeChance Video included

(Source: WISTV) (Source: WISTV)
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Next week, the Columbia Classical Ballet company will open the curtain on its annual LifeChance - international ballet gala of the stars. 

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Sunrise crew gets a lesson in Globetrotting ahead of tonight's game

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Tonight, the Harlem Globetrotters will take over Colonial Life Arena at 7 p.m. for their unrivaled family show.

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After stellar season, Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp and his assistants just got new contracts

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South Carolina’s Board of Trustees just approved new contracts for head football coach Will Muschamp and his assistants along with strength and conditioning coach Jeff Dillman.

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North Main Street open again following gas line break

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North Man Street is now open following a gas line break

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Man wanted in Aiken shooting found and arrested

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A man wanted in the Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 shooting incident at the Horizons Gas Station was found and arrested according to Aiken Department of Public Safety.

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Tide Pod Challenge is newest dumb internet meme you’ll roll your eyes at Video included

The laundry pod challenge or "Tide pod" meme started late last year, and it shows teens consuming laundry pods like they would normal food.  (Source: Proctor & Gamble) The laundry pod challenge or "Tide pod" meme started late last year, and it shows teens consuming laundry pods like they would normal food.  (Source: Proctor & Gamble)
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A new and dangerous trend on social media is raising the concerns of doctors. 

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Owner of a puppy set on fire in 'vengeful act' by ex-boyfriend says 'God doesn't like ugly' Video included

Hykeem Dontavioius Jabar Golson (Source: WIS) Hykeem Dontavioius Jabar Golson (Source: WIS)
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For the first time, the woman whose puppy was lit on fire in a Harbison church parking lot back in 2016 talks about her ex-boyfriend's actions. 

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Lexington Police searching for suspects accused of shoplifting from Walmart Video included

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Lexington Police are searching for three individuals accused of being involved in a shoplifting incident at the Walmart on Sunset Boulevard.

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Child, 7, in serious condition after hit-and-run in Sumter Video included

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A 7-year-old child was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene in Sumter, and now Highway Patrol is investigating the incident. 

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RCSD Sheriff: No charges will be filed at this time in Black Pearl double murder case Video included

Torance L. Peoples (L) and Trevonne J. Judge (R) in an undated photo. (Source: Family photo) Torance L. Peoples (L) and Trevonne J. Judge (R) in an undated photo. (Source: Family photo)
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The Richland County Sheriff’s Department has announced that no charges will be filed at this time in the case of a double murder that happened at the Black Pearl nightclub in December of last year. 

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City council approves temporary speed bump for Rosewood neighborhood Video included

Some Columbia area residents are about to get some temporary relief from the speeding in their neighborhood. (Source: WIS) Some Columbia area residents are about to get some temporary relief from the speeding in their neighborhood. (Source: WIS)
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Some Columbia area residents are about to get some temporary relief from the speeding in their neighborhood. 

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WATER BILL WOES: Columbia couple says they were charged for using enough water to fill Olympic sized pool Video included

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A Midlands couple said they were in disbelief when they saw their water bill, which normally costs around $30 each month, was more than $600 this time around.

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Officers search for three people accused of stealing TV's from Harbison-area Walmart

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Columbia Police are hoping the public can assist investigators in identifying three people in connection to an armed robbery at a Walmart in the Harbison area.

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Midlands school district: more buses are needed to get students to school on time

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Some of them are old and known to catch fire. But as the state looks at replacing the bad ones, Richland Two’s operations director has another problem on his mind – he needs more school buses. 

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The electric chair could make a comeback in South Carolina if this bill passes Video included

Executioners in South Carolina cannot carry out capital punishment without first some law change, the state’s prisons Director Bryan Stirling says. (Source: WIS) Executioners in South Carolina cannot carry out capital punishment without first some law change, the state’s prisons Director Bryan Stirling says. (Source: WIS)
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Executioners in South Carolina cannot carry out capital punishment without first some law change, the state’s prisons Director Bryan Stirling says. 

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4-year-old SC boy dies in fire, made honorary firefighter

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James Raugh, 4, of McCormick, SC died in a house fire alongside two younger siblings and father on Jan. 8. 

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Overturned tractor-trailer blocks portions of I-26 WB near exit 136 Video included

I-26 westbound and a portion of I-26 eastbound at mile marker 135 are currently blocked to traffic due to an overturned truck. (Source: WIS) I-26 westbound and a portion of I-26 eastbound at mile marker 135 are currently blocked to traffic due to an overturned truck. (Source: WIS)
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I-26 Westbound and a portion of I-26 Eastbound at at mile marker 135 is currently blocked to traffic due to an overturned truck

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TALK OF THE TOWN: There's money to be had! Video included

Those in Richland County can help converse and preserve the area’s natural and historic legacy by taking advantage of Richland County's historic conservation and preservation grants. (Source: WIS) Those in Richland County can help converse and preserve the area’s natural and historic legacy by taking advantage of Richland County's historic conservation and preservation grants. (Source: WIS)
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Those in Richland County can help converse and preserve the area’s natural and historic legacy by taking advantage of Richland County's historic conservation and preservation grants. 

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BI-LO, Winn-Dixie parent company issues voluntary recall of ice cream bars Video included

Southeastern Grocers has issued a voluntary recall of two products sold at Winn-Dixie for the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: FDA) Southeastern Grocers has issued a voluntary recall of two products sold at Winn-Dixie for the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: FDA)
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Southeastern Grocers has issued a voluntary recall of two products sold at BI-LO, Harveys, and Winn-Dixie stores for the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. 

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Sheriff: Suspects wanted in Roman candle-ignited arson that set man's house on fire Video included

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The Sumter County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the person who started a house fire Jan.1, injuring a disabled man. 

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Richland County man charged with sexually assaulting 5-year-old boy Video included

Elmer Howe (Source: WIS) Elmer Howe (Source: WIS)
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A Richland County man was arrested on three counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor Jan. 5, 2018.

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Midlands family helps raise $75K toward all-inclusive playground at Saluda Shoals Park Video included

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Saluda Shoals Park is in the midst of fundraising to build a universally inclusive playground, and one Midlands family has been the driving force behind the effort and has already raised thousands to support it. 

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Judge denies request for lighter sentence for man who set girlfriend's puppy on fire Video included

In front of a large crowd of animal allies, a judge just denied a request for a lighter sentence for Hykeem Golson, who was convicted last month for setting a puppy on fire near Harbison Blvd. (Source: WIS) In front of a large crowd of animal allies, a judge just denied a request for a lighter sentence for Hykeem Golson, who was convicted last month for setting a puppy on fire near Harbison Blvd. (Source: WIS)
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A man accused of setting his girlfriend's puppy on fire will not receive a lighter sentence, a judge ruled Wednesday.

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Sheriff: Dad lied about daughter's brain damage injuries; bond set at $25K Video included

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A judge has set a $25,000 bond for a Columbia father who is charged with abusing his infant daughter. The judge also ordered that the father not have unsupervised visits with his children. 

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Funding failing school buses: SC Senate pumps the brakes on overriding governor's vetoes Video included

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A plan to replace old school buses in South Carolina has hit a roadblock, and a dispute among legislators is being blamed for the holdup.

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BullStreet Development receives blooming face-lift Video included

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If you've driven by the still-developing BullStreet District lately, you may have noticed some new flowers blooming. 

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Sheriff: Deputy coroner attempted to kill two before turning gun on himself Video included

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Lott detailed what he called an "almost" domestic murder-suicide during a news conference on Wednesday. 

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Gov. Henry McMaster wants offshore drilling exemption

(Source: Facebook) (Source: Facebook)

South Carolina's governor says he's seeking an exemption from the Trump administration's offshore drilling expansion.

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Bond granted to Midlands mother, daughter charged in death of disabled family member Video included

Two Lexington County woman has been arrested and charged in the death of their son and brother with muscular dystrophy who required around-the-clock care, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department said. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department) Two Lexington County woman has been arrested and charged in the death of their son and brother with muscular dystrophy who required around-the-clock care, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department said. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
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Two Lexington County women charged in the death of their son and brother with muscular dystrophy were granted bond Wednesday, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department said. 

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Car catches fire in Chick-fil-A drive thru Video included

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A vehicle has caught fire in a Lexington Chick-fil-A drive thru.

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FINALLY: '90s sitcom 'Living Single' to stream on Hulu

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For all of us that want to live in a '90s kind of world, the popular '90s sitcom Living Single will begin streaming on Hulu on Thursday, Jan. 11. 

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The City of Columbia is working on 100+ water line breaks due to weather fluctuation Video included

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It's been a busy morning for City of Columbia water services officials as at least three water main breaks have caused issues for city water customers. 

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No, the Carolinas are not about to get a 'second winter storm'

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Because you should believe absolutely everything you read on the Internet -- yes, we see the dripping irony in that statement -- a website you've probably never heard of says there's going to be a "second winter storm" coming to the Carolinas soon. 

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SC Health Department encourages pregnant women to get flu shots Video included

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is encouraging pregnant women to get their flu shots.

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WIS's Joe Pinner honored with key to the City of West Columbia Video included

The City of West Columbia honored longtime WIS-TV personality Joe Pinner in a surprise presentation on Tuesday. (Source: City of West Columbia Facebook page) The City of West Columbia honored longtime WIS-TV personality Joe Pinner in a surprise presentation on Tuesday. (Source: City of West Columbia Facebook page)
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The City of West Columbia honored longtime WIS-TV personality Joe Pinner in a surprise presentation on Tuesday.

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SC woman charged after dead, frozen puppy was found in her backyard

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The Aiken Department of Public Safety has amended the charges against an Aiken woman whose backyard was the scene of a grisly discovery on Jan. 2.  

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'F#%& Trump' projection welcomed president to Atlanta for National Championship game

Atlanta journalist Sean Keenan tweeted a photo of a projection in downtown Atlanta that read "[EXPLITIVE] Trump" in one of many messages that flashed onto the stadium. (Source: Sean Keenan/ Twitter screenshot) Atlanta journalist Sean Keenan tweeted a photo of a projection in downtown Atlanta that read "[EXPLITIVE] Trump" in one of many messages that flashed onto the stadium. (Source: Sean Keenan/ Twitter screenshot)
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President Donald Trump was in attendance for the 2018 National Championship game in Atlanta on Monday, but protestors outside of Mercedes-Benz Stadium let the president know their feelings on his presence.

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Gamecocks legend Connor Shaw is stepping into the world of coaching Video included

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Former South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw is becoming a coach, according to a report. 

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UPDATE: Richland Co. coroner's office employee killed in Hopkins shooting Video included

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The Richland County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting where one person was killed and another was injured. 

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SC House overrides McMaster's veto on bus funding in first day back in session Video included

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Lawmakers will vote to override or sustain Governor Henry McMaster’s veto of about $20 million in education lottery funds to replace the state’s aging school bus fleet Tuesday.

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7 injured after bus falls into sink hole Video included

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Seven people are injured after a bus fell into a sink hole Tuesday.

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Two Sumter men plead guilty to weapon, drug charges

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A pair of men from Sumter have been charged with various different weapon and gun charges in federal court, according to the United States Attorney’s office. 

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UPDATE: 2 ID'd in double homicide linked to drug deal in Irmo Video included

A triple shooting investigation is underway on one Richland County street, where two people were killed and one other victim is a Columbia hospital. (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department/Twitter) A triple shooting investigation is underway on one Richland County street, where two people were killed and one other victim is a Columbia hospital. (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department/Twitter)
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Two people were killed and a third victim is recovering after an argument following a drug deal gone wrong.

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Owner of Obama gas station hit with tax evasion charges Video included

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The owner of a well-known gas station in Columbia has been arrested and charged with tax evasion, the state's Department of Revenue said in a statement on Tuesday. 

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Former assistant court clerk pleads guilty to embezzling public funds

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Former assistant court clerk Ana Marin, 41, of Lexington, South Carolina, entered a guilty plea to one count of Embezzlement of Public Funds Tuesday. 

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Police: Midlands woman charged with attempted murder for running down man with car Video included

Loraine Bowers. (Source: Newberry County Detention Center) Loraine Bowers. (Source: Newberry County Detention Center)
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A Prosperity woman has been charged with attempted murder after she allegedly ran down a man with her car in late December.  

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Natural gas leak closes North Main Street

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The Columbia Fire Department is on the scene of a natural gas leak at the 3000 block of North Main Street.  

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FIRST ALERT: The bitterly cold temps are over, but here comes the rain

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The long stretch arctic cold air that has had its grip over the state is over -- for now. 

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Woman, 10-month-old child wounded in shooting, investigators say Video included

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A woman and her 10-month-old child were wounded following a shooting at their home in Turbeville.

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SCANA attorney pushes for dismissal of 5 class action lawsuits Video included

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The matter may not be resolved for days or even weeks, but today was the start of determining the fate of five class action lawsuits against SCANA after the closure of the VC Summer Nuclear site. 

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Man arrested after Sumter officers save 16-year-old who overdosed on heroin

Man arrested after Sumter officers save 16-year-old who overdosed on heroin Video included

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A man was arrested on Friday after reportedly giving heroin to a minor in Sumter County. 

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Father, 3 young children die trying to escape house fire, fire chief says Video included

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A father and his three young children died Monday morning trying to escape a fire at their home, according to Sandy Branch Fire Chief Ed Slimm. 

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Man told friends of woman he sexually assaulted he was an Uber driver, deputies say Video included

According to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, 33-year-old Mouad Bendahmane turned himself into investigators Monday, Jan. 8. (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) According to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, 33-year-old Mouad Bendahmane turned himself into investigators Monday, Jan. 8. (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
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A man has been arrested for first-degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping after offering a woman a ride in Five Points. 

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Columbia man arrested for attempted murder, arson Video included

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A 48-year-old Columbia man has been arrested by Lexington County deputies and charged with attempted murder.

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Shooting investigation underway near Children's Hospital

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The Columbia Police Department is investigating a shooting near the Children's Hospital.

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Collision causing all lanes of traffic to be blocked on I-20

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A collision has caused all lanes to be blocked on Interstate 20 in the westbound lane, the South Carolina Department of Transportation says. 

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One lane of Sunset Boulevard closed due to ice on roadway Video included

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A road heading into the heart of Columbia will have one less lane to operate with due to icy conditions, according to West Columbia officials.

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PARENTS: Here are the school delays for Monday, Jan. 8

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A handful of school districts in the Midlands will operate on delays Monday, Jan. 8.  

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CPD: Woman uninjured after suspect shoots up car from another vehicle

Columbia police is searching this vehicle that fled a shooting of another car with a woman inside on Jan. 4. (Source: Surveillance images/Columbia Police) Columbia police is searching this vehicle that fled a shooting of another car with a woman inside on Jan. 4. (Source: Surveillance images/Columbia Police)
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The Columbia Police Department is looking for a vehicle that allegedly fired shots from inside at a woman as she drove. 

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WATCH: Dick Pritchett live eagle camera from southwest Florida

The popular Dick Prichett Real Estate live eagle camera is up and running as they follow the exploits of Harriet the eagle and her newest mate and their journey into parenthood. (Source: Southwest Florida Eagle Cam/YouTube screenshot) The popular Dick Prichett Real Estate live eagle camera is up and running as they follow the exploits of Harriet the eagle and her newest mate and their journey into parenthood. (Source: Southwest Florida Eagle Cam/YouTube screenshot)
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The popular Dick Prichett Real Estate live eagle camera is up and running as they follow the exploits of Harriet the eagle and her newest mate and their journey into parenthood.  

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FIRST ALERT: After days of below-average cold, when will we see a warm-up?

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Your WIS First Alert Weather Team continues to track dangerously cold weather as we move through your weekend. 

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Former SC State Rep. Joe E. Brown passes away Sunday Video included

Former South Carolina State Representative and longtime Midlands school administrator Joe Ellis Brown passed away on Sunday.  (Source: SC State House website) Former South Carolina State Representative and longtime Midlands school administrator Joe Ellis Brown passed away on Sunday.  (Source: SC State House website)
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Former South Carolina State Representative and longtime Midlands school administrator Joe Ellis Brown passed away on Sunday.  

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UPDATE: Bank robbery suspect detained in York Co. denied bond Sunday Video included

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The Lexington County Sheriff's Department has arrested the suspect wanted in Thursday's bank robbery on St. Andrews Road. 

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Trio uses crowbars, sledgehammer to break into Sumter grocery store

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Sumter deputies are on the lookout for three suspects they say broke into a grocery store early Sunday morning.

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Yes, there is an adorable birthday outfit available for your dog

If you've ever wanted to get your dog a birthday outfit, one does exist!  Kmart Australia unveiled an outfit perfect for your dog's birthday celebration. (Source: Kmart Australia Instagram screenshot) If you've ever wanted to get your dog a birthday outfit, one does exist!  Kmart Australia unveiled an outfit perfect for your dog's birthday celebration. (Source: Kmart Australia Instagram screenshot)
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If you've ever wanted to get your dog a birthday outfit, one does exist!  Kmart Australia unveiled an outfit perfect for your dog's birthday celebration. 

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Cunningham leads No. 15 Missouri to upset of No. 4 Gamecocks

South Carolina's head coach Dawn Staley was ejected from the game late in the second half. (Bob Leverone/Sideline Carolina) South Carolina's head coach Dawn Staley was ejected from the game late in the second half. (Bob Leverone/Sideline Carolina)

Sophie Cunningham was too much for South Carolina to handle for the second straight year, scoring 27 points to lead No. 15 Missouri to an 83-74 victory over the fourth-ranked Gamecocks on Sunday.

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No injuries reported in Lee Co. house fire

Lee County fire officials say they battled a blaze at a Bishopville home on Saturday night but says no one was injured. (Source: Lee County Fire/Twitter) Lee County fire officials say they battled a blaze at a Bishopville home on Saturday night but says no one was injured. (Source: Lee County Fire/Twitter)
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Lee County fire officials say they battled a blaze at a Bishopville home on Saturday night but says no one was injured. 

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Deputies: Shooting victim drove himself to Circle K for help Video included

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Richland County deputies are investigating an incident where a victim drove himself to a nearby gas station for help.  

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Suspects detained in shooting that injured 1 on Monticello Rd. Video included

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Richland County deputies are investigating a shooting where one person was shot and two suspects were taken into custody.  

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RCSD: Argument led to shooting at Columbia bar, 1 injured Video included

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Richland County deputies are investigating a shooting that happened on Claudia Drive early Sunday morning.  

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3rd suspect arrested in Meadowlark subdivision murder investigation Video included

Tafarae Pelzer is charged with murder, attempted murder and carjacking. (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Tafarae Pelzer is charged with murder, attempted murder and carjacking. (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
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A third arrest has been made in a deadly Richland County shooting. 

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Driver who refused to stop for traffic stop, crashed into home identified as 56-year-old convicted felon Video included

Kelvin Swinney, 56, is facing several charges. (Source: CPD) Kelvin Swinney, 56, is facing several charges. (Source: CPD)
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A driver who refused to stop for a traffic stop crashed into a home in Columbia late Friday night.

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Victim in three car collision on Bluff Road identified by Coroner Video included

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating after a person was killed in a three-car collision on Bluff Road Friday evening.

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WATCH: Former Gamecock QB Perry Orth talks football camps, new USC hires Video included

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Former Gamecock quarterback Perry Orth dropped by the 10 Friday afternoon.  

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Investigators on the scene of a deadly crash in Richland Co. Video included

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A multiple-vehicle accident on Bluff Road has resulted in a fatality, Richland County Coroner's Office has confirmed. 

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84-year-old Lee Co. woman killed in house fire was fiercely independent, well-loved Video included

An elderly, disabled woman was killed in a house fire on Tolson Road. An elderly, disabled woman was killed in a house fire on Tolson Road.
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A wheelchair-bound woman who died in a house fire Friday morning has been identified.

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Midlands man shot by park ranger charged with assault, vehicle break-in Video included

A Batesburg man is facing several charges after he assaulted a McCormick County sheriff's deputy following an arrest.  (Source: McCormick County Jail) A Batesburg man is facing several charges after he assaulted a McCormick County sheriff's deputy following an arrest.  (Source: McCormick County Jail)
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A Batesburg man is facing several charges after he assaulted a McCormick County sheriff's deputy following an arrest.  

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Sheriff: Thief stole horse saddles, riding equipment from Lake Wateree farm Video included

The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office is looking for a thief that stole several saddles, riding equipment, and other items from a Lake Wateree farm.  (Source: Surveillance image/Fairfield County Sheriff's Office Facebook page) The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office is looking for a thief that stole several saddles, riding equipment, and other items from a Lake Wateree farm.  (Source: Surveillance image/Fairfield County Sheriff's Office Facebook page)
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The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office is looking for a thief that stole several saddles, riding equipment, and other items from a Lake Wateree farm.  

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Rural roads in Clarendon County still covered in ice patches Video included

Several rural roads in Clarendon County remain covered in patches of ice Friday night. (Source: WIS) Several rural roads in Clarendon County remain covered in patches of ice Friday night. (Source: WIS)
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Several rural roads in Clarendon County remain covered in patches of ice Friday night. 

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Traffic slowed on I-20 WB near Broad River bridge following tractor trailer fire Video included

A tractor-trailer fire has slowed traffic on I-20 westbound. (Source: WIS viewer) A tractor-trailer fire has slowed traffic on I-20 westbound. (Source: WIS viewer)
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Columbia fire crews have extinguished a tractor-trailer fire on I-20 westbound near the Broad River Bridge.  

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Water main break in downtown Columbia causes traffic delays Video included

A water main break is causing traffic delays near the Elmwood Avenue and North Main intersection. A water main break is causing traffic delays near the Elmwood Avenue and North Main intersection.
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Columbia Water has experienced a water main break near the intersection of Elmwood Avenue and North Main Street. 

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Firefighters work fire at abandoned home in Columbia

Firefighters work fire at abandoned home in Columbia

Pictures from the WIS tower cam show the smoke from the fire. (Source: WIS) Pictures from the WIS tower cam show the smoke from the fire. (Source: WIS)
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Firefighters are on the scene of a fire at an abandoned home, according to the Columbia Fire Department.

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McMaster looks to tax cut for vets, first responders as act of appreciation Video included

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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is holding a news conference Friday to discuss what he's calling a "special announcement" for those who serve in uniform.

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Woman, 34, identified in early morning Lexington County crash Video included

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One person is dead after a car crash on Calks Ferry Road this morning. 

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Two-alarm structure fire at vacant business on Two Notch Road Video included

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Columbia firefighters are on the scene of a fire at a vacant business.

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RCSD: 1 hurt in shooting following argument Video included

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Richland County deputies are searching for two men after an argument led to a man being shot off Monticello Road.

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Police arrest woman who exposed herself saying, 'You know you want me' at car rental store Video included

Kanisha Ann Shani Wall, 32, was arrested by officers at her home on Bryton Trace. (Source: Columbia Police) Kanisha Ann Shani Wall, 32, was arrested by officers at her home on Bryton Trace. (Source: Columbia Police)
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Columbia Police have arrested a woman in a bizarre indecent exposure case at a car rental store on Greystone Boulevard. 

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In areas hit by snow & ice, SC troopers respond to almost a thousand wrecks in 24 hours Video included

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Thursday, white grounds, snowball fights, and twisted metal caused by black ice marked Eastern Orangeburg County. 

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Freeze, thaw, repeat: roadways still a concern in Sumter County Video included

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The Department of Transportation prioritized areas of Sumter County Thursday. Some roads were completely iced over, while some were a thawing, mushy mess after seven inches of snow fell there Wednesday.

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Swansea Water Department issues boil water advisory for entire town of Swansea Video included

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A boil water advisory has been issued for the entire town of Swansea in Lexington County due to a water main line break. 

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Columbia apartment fire leaves 4 without a home Video included

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Columbia Fire officials responded to an apartment fire Thursday afternoon near Decker Boulevard. 

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Schools in Midlands announce delays, cancellations for Friday

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Districts around the Midlands are beginning to announce changes to the scheduling on Friday, January 5 as a result of winter weather.

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Deputies in search of man wanted for burglary

James Precia (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) James Precia (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
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The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man wanted for burglarizing a home. 

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SLED: Aiken County man charged with threatening sheriff via social media, assaulting agent

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An Aiken County man was arrested Wednesday for threatening Aiken County Sheriff Michael Hunt and injuring a SLED agent after being taken into custody, according to SLED.

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Midlands sheriff: Stay off icy roads because deputies will not be able to help you

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The Clarendon County Sheriff's Office is telling county residents to stay off the roads because critical resources are being used up.  

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McMaster activates SC National Guard to assist in winter recovery Video included

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Gov. Henry McMaster authorized 20 South Carolina National Guardsman to assist in the recovery of areas affected by winter weather today. Resources will be deployed to assist South Carolina Highway Patrol and South Carolina Department of Transportation along the Interstate 95 corridor and other affected areas. "There are South Carolinians in need right now, and as always, the National Guard is ready, willing, and able to answer the call of duty and help the brave men and women a... More>>

'Unattended cooking' led to house fire on Percival Road Video included

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Columbia Fire officials responded to a fire at a home on Percival Road Wednesday evening.

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Coroner: Ice was the issue in fatal Interstate 20 accident

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Icy conditions caused by freezing cold temperatures following Wednesday's winter weather was the cause of an accident that killed a Darlington County man on Interstate 20, officials say. 

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SCDOT, SCHP officials urge extreme caution as many interstates are covered in snow, ice

Many South Carolina interstates looked just like this on Wednesday. (Source: SCDOT) Many South Carolina interstates looked just like this on Wednesday. (Source: SCDOT)
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Road conditions around eastern portions of the Midlands are suspect after Wednesday's snowfall froze overnight, leading to icy conditions Thursday morning. 

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After snow wows Orangeburg County, black ice starts causing problems Video included

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It didn’t take long. Around 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, the sky turn hazy over Lake Marion at Santee State Park, and within minutes, the lakeside vacation spot turned into a winter wonderland.

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Fire at Columbia mobile home park leaves 4 without a home Video included

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A fire in a Columbia mobile home park damaged three structures with one being a complete loss Wednesday night, according to Columbia Fire officials. 

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Police seek two wanted for vandalism, property damage at Lexington school Video included

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The Lexington Police Department needs your help finding two suspects wanted for vandalism with property damage at Lexington Middle School. 

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Sumter PD: Call volume may have cause cell phones users not to reach 911

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Officials in Sumter say residents in the area may not be able to reach 911. 

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Highway Patrol investigating after fatal wreck on I-20

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South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a fatal collision that happened Wednesday evening in Kershaw County. 

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Fire officials battle blaze at West Columbia hotel Video included

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Multiple agencies responded to a fire at a hotel in Lexington County Wednesday night. 

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Sen. Scott attempts “alternative transportation method” in snow Video included

Sen. Tim Scott falls after riding a boogie board down a street in Charleston. (Source: Tim Scott/Twitter) Sen. Tim Scott falls after riding a boogie board down a street in Charleston. (Source: Tim Scott/Twitter)
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Sen. Scott recently tweeted tweeted a video of himself riding a boogie board while being pulled by a vehicle. 

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All lanes back open on I-20E near Broad River Bridge

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All lanes of Interstate 20 in the eastbound lane are back open following an accident. 

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Virginia power company to buy SCANA, issue $1.3B in refunds and lower rates for VC Summer failure Video included

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South Carolina residents woke up Wednesday morning to a major shake up in the state's energy sector with the news that a Virginia-based power company is buying SCANA in the wake of the VC Summer collapse. Dominion Energy out of Richmond, VA, will purchase SCANA through an all-stock merger with plans to immediately refund South Carolina Electric and Gas customers following the failure of the dual-nuclear power plant in Fairfield County. That $1.3 billion plan could mean up to $1... More>>

Frigid temps causing frozen, bursting pipes? Here's what you need to do. Video included

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With those temperatures dropping, your pipes may be in danger of freezing. 

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Lexington Co. seizes man's dogs after six enter neighbor's home, kill her beloved pets Video included

Three-year-old Gracie and one-year-old Bo were killed in their home by six of the neighbor’s dogs. (Source: The Lee Family) Three-year-old Gracie and one-year-old Bo were killed in their home by six of the neighbor’s dogs. (Source: The Lee Family)
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A New Year's Day deadly attack inside one dog owner's home has her heartbroken and wondering what more could have been done to prevent the tragedy. 

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Officials: Corrections officer was placed in cell during fatal incident at corrections institution

The inmate who was killed, during an inmate on inmate altercation at Turbeville CI, has been identified as Allen Jerome Capers. (Source: SCDC) The inmate who was killed, during an inmate on inmate altercation at Turbeville CI, has been identified as Allen Jerome Capers. (Source: SCDC)
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New details are emerging about an incident at Turbeville Correctional Institution that killed one man, injured eight others, and even saw a corrections officer tossed into a cell by inmates. 

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VIDEO: Dukes of Hazzard-style chase of 'one-man crime spree' ends with car careening into river Video included

Cody Jackson's car careened off an embankment and into the Wateree River. (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office) Cody Jackson's car careened off an embankment and into the Wateree River. (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office)
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Dashcam video released Tuesday shows the moments before, during, and after when a man sought on several warrants in Kershaw County went careening off an embankment into the Wateree River.

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Fire fully engulfs home in Olympia community Video included

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Columbia fire officials are at the scene of a large house fire on Maryland Street in the Olympia community.

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SCE&G: Watch your energy usage as temps dip dangerously low

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SCE&G officials are asking customers to be mindful of energy usage over the next few days as dangerously cold temperatures could bring potential stress to the state's power system. 

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Carolina rallies in second half to beat Michigan in Outback Bowl Video included

South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley throws a pass against Michigan during the first half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley throws a pass against Michigan during the first half of the Outback Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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For Gamecock fans, the outcome of the game looked as gloomy as the weather in Tampa early on. However, South Carolina rallied in the second half posting 23 unanswered points to come away with a 26-19 win over Michigan. 

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Michigan K appears to grab self in obscene gesture to Gamecocks' sideline at Outback Bowl

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Apparently, it's en vogue to make a lewd gesture toward the sideline of your opponent these days. 

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Sheriff: 'One-man crime spree' ends chase with deputies by driving car into nearby river

Cody Jackson (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office) Cody Jackson (Source: Kershaw County Sheriff's Office)
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If you listen to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office's description of the day of Dec. 29, 2017, then you quickly realize they were more than prepared for a man they had been seeking on outstanding warrants to run from them. 

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Coroner: Man found dead of gunshot wound was killed sometime in December

The body of a 22-year-old was found on Coley Road on Sunday. (Source: WIS) The body of a 22-year-old was found on Coley Road on Sunday. (Source: WIS)
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Sheriff's deputies are investigating after the body of a 22-year-old man was found Sunday. 

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Alabama-Clemson 3: Who will come out on top of college football's new best rivalry? Video included

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, pose with the Sugar Bowl trophy for their upcoming semi-final playoff game, for the NCAA football national championship, in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 31... (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney and Alabama head coach Nick Saban, left, pose with the Sugar Bowl trophy for their upcoming semi-final playoff game, for the NCAA football national championship, in New Orleans, Sunday, Dec. 31...
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Hollywood couldn't write a better script than what we've seen so far in Clemson and Alabama's post-season rivalry, and fans on both sides are hoping for a happy ending to the must-see trilogy. 

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AHOY, MATEY: Gamecocks unveil pirate-themed uniform ahead of Outback Bowl

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The Gamecocks are hoping to raise their own version of the Jolly Roger flag over Tampa with their visit to the Outback Bowl against the Michigan Wolverines.  To celebrate the game being played at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium, which has its own replica pirate ship in the stands, the Gamecocks will wear black and white uniforms.  The university's football Twitter account unveiled the uniforms ahead of the noon game. Hoist the colors! pic.twitter.com/VSauw0GFVV —... More>>

UPDATE: Inmate killed during altercation at SC correctional institution

The inmate who was killed, during an inmate on inmate altercation at Turbeville CI, has been identified as Allen Jerome Capers. (Source: SCDC) The inmate who was killed, during an inmate on inmate altercation at Turbeville CI, has been identified as Allen Jerome Capers. (Source: SCDC)
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The SC Department of Corrections and SLED are responding to an incident that happened at a correctional facility in Clarendon County. 

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Man leads deputies on high speed chase after robbing Dollar General at gunpoint

Anthony Devon Nelson, 22, of Gaston is charged with multiple charges including armed robbery and receiving stolen goods. (Source: LCSD) Anthony Devon Nelson, 22, of Gaston is charged with multiple charges including armed robbery and receiving stolen goods. (Source: LCSD)
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A Lexington County man was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly robbed a Dollar General Store at gunpoint and led deputies on a car chase.

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Bond set at more than $200,000 for both suspects arrested in home invasion case Video included

18-year-old Quintrell Morris of Hopkins and 30-year-old Brandon Thompson of Columbia arrested in connection with the home invasion. (Source: LCSD/Twitter) 18-year-old Quintrell Morris of Hopkins and 30-year-old Brandon Thompson of Columbia arrested in connection with the home invasion. (Source: LCSD/Twitter)
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Bond has been set for the two men arrested on Saturday in connection to a home invasion that turned into an officer-involved shooting. 

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CPD: 63-year-old man arrested for shooting friend following an argument

Wilba Grimes, 63, is charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. (Source: CPD) Wilba Grimes, 63, is charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature. (Source: CPD)
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A 63-year-old man is behind bars in Columbia after police say he shot his friend on Friday. 

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RCSD: Unidentified male body found near Bluff Road suffered gunshot wounds Video included

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A dead body was found by Richland County deputies Sunday morning near Bluff Road. 

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Officers investigating if two Saturday armed robberies are connected Video included

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Columbia Police are investigating to determine if two armed robberies that happened Saturday night are connected. 

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Elderly Chapin woman dies following wreck on Amicks Ferry Road Video included

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An 82-year-old Chapin woman died Saturday evening after being in a collision on Amicks Ferry Road. 

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UPDATE: LCSD ID's suspects in home invasion; 3 kids, 1 adult inside during shooting Video included

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Several law enforcement agencies are on the scene of an incident in a Lexington County neighborhood. 

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LCSD: No charges filed in fatal stabbing of 19-year-old, suspect arrested on unrelated charges Video included

No charges will be filed against Joshua Rossman in the case of a fatal stabbing that killed a 19-year-old. (Source: LCSD) No charges will be filed against Joshua Rossman in the case of a fatal stabbing that killed a 19-year-old. (Source: LCSD)
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No charges will be filed in the case of a fatal stabbing that happened on Thursday in Lexington County. 

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Deputies searching for man wanted for felony breach of trust Video included

James Wesley Young, also known as Jamie, is wanted for felony breach of trust. (Source: Saluda County Sheriff's Office) James Wesley Young, also known as Jamie, is wanted for felony breach of trust. (Source: Saluda County Sheriff's Office)
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The Saluda County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man accused of using counterfeit checks and lying in order to obtain information. 

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SC Education Lottery to set aside $19.6 million for potential winnings, investigation to continue Video included

The South Carolina Education Lottery's Holiday Cash game appeared to suffer a glitch. (Source: Live 5 News) The South Carolina Education Lottery's Holiday Cash game appeared to suffer a glitch. (Source: Live 5 News)
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The South Carolina Education Lottery Commision has motioned to set aside $19.6 million to cover the potential winnings after a glitch in the system accidentally rewarded dozens of lottery players thousands of dollars. 

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South Carolina utility exec resigns after fighting firing

(Source: WISTV) (Source: WISTV)

The executive who led South Carolina's state-owned utility during a scuttled multibillion-dollar project to build two nuclear reactors is stepping down after the governor wanted to fire him.

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'Young victim' dies after shooting self with gun Video included

(Source: Alex Bowen) (Source: Alex Bowen)
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A "young victim" has been rushed to an area hospital after the child shot himself, according to the Cayce Department of Public Safety. 

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Officials: Man arrested on theft of dancer's money that led to fatal double murder

Jumaane Evins (Source: Richland County) Jumaane Evins (Source: Richland County)
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Richland County deputies have arrested a man and charged him with petit larceny in connection with an incident that led to a shooting that killed two brothers at a Broad River Road nightclub. 

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Escaped GA inmate sheds his orange jumpsuit in SC as manhunt continues

Christopher Carroll (Source: Bamberg County Sheriff''s Office) Christopher Carroll (Source: Bamberg County Sheriff''s Office)
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He's now out of his orange jumpsuit. That's the latest on an escaped inmate from Georgia who has ties to South Carolina.

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One shot, but no victim found after shots fired call at Midlands bar Video included

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Deputies are looking for suspects after responding to a shots fired call Friday morning morning at a bar. 

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Sheriff Leon Lott, county attorneys find a way to shutter the Black Pearl Video included

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott held a copy of the stop work order placed against the Black Pearl. (Source: WIS) Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott held a copy of the stop work order placed against the Black Pearl. (Source: WIS)
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Details are limited, but officials with the Richland County Sheriff's Department say they are holding a news conference Friday at 10 a.m. to discuss a recent incident at a nightclub. 

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Reports of shooting outside Five Points grocery store have police investigating Video included

Columbia Police are investigating reports of a shooting outside the Food Lion in Five Points. (Source: Google Earth Pro) Columbia Police are investigating reports of a shooting outside the Food Lion in Five Points. (Source: Google Earth Pro)
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Details are limited, but the Columbia Police Department is investigating reports of a shooting that happened outside a Five Points grocery store.

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Felder will return to USC, Martin makes decision on basketball

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Frank Martin updated the status of former point guard Rakym Felder on Friday morning. 

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'Senseless' domestic-related shooting leaves two dead Video included

(Source: WIS) (Source: WIS)
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A "senseless act," according to the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office is under investigation after two people died following a shooting in a Winnsboro home Thursday morning.

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Houdini Act: Video shows woman wriggle free of handcuffs to steal patrol car, deputies say Video included

Mia Thornton managed to wriggle out of her handcuffs. (Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office) Mia Thornton managed to wriggle out of her handcuffs. (Source: Sumter County Sheriff's Office)
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A bizarre case out of Sumter County involving a woman who deputies say was involved in three accidents and stole a patrol car on Wednesday is becoming a bit clearer with new details from the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. 

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Officials: Men broke into woman's home, groped her, and stole her purse Video included

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A Richland County woman was groped and had her purse stolen during a home invasion, Richland County Sheriff's Department investigators said.

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It's a Christmas miracle as a retired Santa gets a new prosthetic leg! Video included

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We all think about what we want for Christmas – and kids around the world have their lists prepared for Santa every year. But, have you ever thought about what Santa wants for Christmas? We found one retired mall Santa who had a Christmas wish of his own.

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Lawmaker wants troopers to have AR-15 rifles: 'If we can't fund it, we need to have a bake sale to do it' Video included

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South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers want to carry AR-15 semi-automatic rifles in their patrol cars because of fears they could be "out-gunned" or "combat ineffective."

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FIRST ALERT: Coldest air in years to blast the Midlands as winter storm chances fizzle

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Cold high pressure has settled in for a long winter's nap across the southeast and well below normal temperatures will be here for several days. A reinforcing shot of cold air by Sunday will allow us to see the teens for overnight lows by Tuesday morning. 

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Coroner identifies victim in Lexington County stabbing Video included

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Investigators have a person in custody following a stabbing death in Lexington County. 

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Deputies: Man beat, choked pregnant woman in front of their two children

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A 27-year-old Orangeburg County man stands charged with beating and choking a pregnant women while their two children and a relative watched the horrifying scene.

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Coroner identifies woman, 68, killed in house fire that also injured husband, 71 Video included

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A fire killed a woman and injured her husband, the Sumter Fire Department said early Thursday morning.

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