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Tammy Brown (Source: Clarendon County Detention Center) Tammy Brown (Source: Clarendon County Detention Center)

Bond set for woman involved in fatal DUI crash Video included

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A Manning woman who was involved in a fatal crash Saturday night was charged with felony DUI, said Sgt. Bob Beres with the South Carolina Highway Patrol. 

Minor flooding reported in central Richland County Video included

Rocky Branch Creek near Whaley and Main Street around 5:45 p.m. (Source: sc.water.usgs.gov) Rocky Branch Creek near Whaley and Main Street around 5:45 p.m. (Source: sc.water.usgs.gov)
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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for central Richland County.

No. 9 South Carolina, No. 16 Clemson lose openers

Dylan Thompson (Source: TheBigSpur.com) Dylan Thompson (Source: TheBigSpur.com)
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 Maybe it's not too early for some Palmetto panic after No. 9 South Carolina and No. 16 Clemson both were blown out on opening weekend. 

Thieves targeting landscaping companies in sophisticated operation Video included

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Thieves have been running an elaborate and profitable operation, according to Richland County deputies. 

Joan Rivers' daughter: I'm keeping fingers crossed

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Joan Rivers' loved ones said Sunday that they remain hopeful about her recovery three days after she went into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office.

Arson investigators looking into string of suspicious fires Video included

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Richland County arson investigators are looking into three suspicious fires in Columbia. 

USC's Mike Davis doubtful for ECU

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COLUMBIA, SC (TheBigSpur.com) - South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier said during his Sunday teleconference that running back Mike Davis is doubtful for Saturday night's game against East Carolina. Davis

SCDPS: 10 traffic fatalities reported this holiday weekend

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Monday marks the end of what troopers refer to as the 100 Deadly Days of Summer.

Missing elderly woman with Alzheimer's found safe

Lester (Source: Batesburg-Leesville Police Department) Lester (Source: Batesburg-Leesville Police Department)
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Batesburg-Leesville police and other law enforcement agencies have found a woman who walked away from a nursing home Sunday morning. 

What We Learned from the SEC in Week 1

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For a while, it looked like the college football world was going to be upended in the first week of play, but it all worked out according to plan in the end.

Todd Gurley leads Georgia past Clemson 45-21

Todd Gurley ran for 198 yards and three touchdowns, returned a kickoff 100 yards for another score, and No. 12 Georgia gained some early style points in the national race with a 45-21 victory over No. 16 Clemson.

Cooking left unattended leads to house fire

Cooking left unattended lead to a house fire Saturday. (Source: Columbia Fire Department) Cooking left unattended lead to a house fire Saturday. (Source: Columbia Fire Department)
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Cooking left unattended lead to a house fire Saturday night, Brick Lewis with the Columbia Fire Department said. 

Richland Co. deputies investigating shooting on Windy Drive

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A male victim has been shot on Windy Drive, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

Police: Vehicle damaged by gun shots outside football game Video included

Crowd scatters after hearing what sounded like shots fired Crowd scatters after hearing what sounded like shots fired
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No injuries were reported after shots were heard outside of Bolden Stadium Friday night. 

Officers: Deputy hurt in DUI crash, suspect charged

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A Spartanburg County deputy is recovering after being hit by a driver suspected of DUI early Saturday morning.

Arkansas students told to not preach religion in school

Arkansas students hold signs for their right to preach religion. (Source:KARK/CNN) Arkansas students hold signs for their right to preach religion. (Source:KARK/CNN)
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An Arkansas school district is telling a group of students to preach their religious message off school grounds. 

Ice bucket challenge brings cool millions to ALS Video included

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As of Friday, the ALS Association said donations are up an astonishing 3,504 percent from the same period last year.

SC State runs past Benedict 63-0 in Palmetto Capital City Classic

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South Carolina State opens their season with a 63-0 rout over Benedict in the Palmetto Capital City Classic.

MBPD debuts Skywatch to help monitor crowds Video included

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Myrtle Beach Police showcased their newest piece of equipment at Friday night's Beach, Boogie, and BBQ festival.

Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future

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Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone.

Reports: Connor Shaw cut by Browns

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The Cleveland Browns cut former South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw from the team roster but has likely earned a spot on their practice squad.

Victim identified in fatal Monticello Rd crash

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A man died and two others were injured in a crash near Monticello Rd and Campground Rd Friday in Richland County. 

Private expert disputes findings in SC teen's death

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A private forensic pathologist says he thinks a 19-year-old Charleston man didn't commit suicide as he struggled with a Charleston police officer. Dr. Werner Spitz reviewed the

Ready yourself - flu season is around the corner Video included

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Flu season is just around the corner, and it's time to get vaccinated. 

Irmo police release surveillance photo of man involved in hit-and-run

(Source: Irmo Police Department) (Source: Irmo Police Department)
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Police in Irmo are searching for a man they believe was involved in a hit-and-run Thursday. 

6 die in fire at eastern North Carolina home

 Authorities say six people have died in a house fire in eastern North Carolina. (Source: WNCN) Authorities say six people have died in a house fire in eastern North Carolina. (Source: WNCN)

Authorities say six people have died in a house fire in eastern North Carolina.

Zoo memorializes stillborn giraffe with tree dedication

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Zoo supporters and animal lovers gathered at the Greenville Zoo's giraffe exhibit Saturday morning as zoo officials dedicated a tree in memory of the giraffe which was recently stillborn. A tree planting

Lots of deals to be found this Labor Day weekend

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If you're not spending Labor Day at the beach or on the lake, there are plenty of deals to be found at the stores. 

Pedestrian killed on Interstate-20

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A person walking on I-20 west in Lee County was killed Friday night. Highway patrol troopers say the victim was struck by a tractor trailer just before 11 p.m. It happened at mile marker 122. The driver

World War II Battle of the Bulge vets meet in SC

World War II veterans of the Battle of the Bulge are scheduled to meet in the Columbia area as well as tour Fort Jackson and a museum.

Keithville boy born without brain dies at 12 Video included

Baby Trevor with his mom Baby Trevor with his mom
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An ArkLaTex child born without a brain and defied all odds passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday. 

Woman aims for 1,000 dresses for charity before 100th birthday Video included

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A 99-year old woman has made hundreds of dresses for little girls in Africa, but for her 100th birthday, she wants to mark the milestone with her 1,000th dress. 

West Columbia police increase presence at Congaree River Video included

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For West Columbia Police, Labor Day Weekend means increased enforcement on the Congaree River. 

'Coolest Cooler' holds Kickstarter record as crowdsourcing ends

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The Coolest Cooler is set to break the Kickstarter crowd-sourcing record in its final hours of fundraising. 

Coroner working to identify injuries of men found dead at textile plant Video included

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Greenville County deputies said two people were found dead at a closed Laurens Road textile plant early on Friday.

Comedian Tracy Morgan still struggling after crash

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An attorney for Tracy Morgan says the former "Saturday Night Live" actor is having a tough time recovering from a June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead.

Half-ton alligator caught in Alabama sets record

(Source: Roland Cooper State Park-Alabama/Facebook) (Source: Roland Cooper State Park-Alabama/Facebook)
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A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record. 

What can be done about fixing South Carolina's aging roads? Video included

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As the 2014 legislative session ended and lawmakers rode off into the sunset, many South Carolinians said the General Assembly glossed over one key issue for them: the state's aging roads.

Chapin town officials at odds with upcoming special election Video included

Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson
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The Town of Chapin is one step closer to getting a special election date on the books to decide on a new form of government. 

Traffic fatalities down for summer season Video included

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As the busy holiday weekend begins, troopers throughout the state are ready. 

USC women's basketball 2014-15 schedule released

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South Carolina women's basketball head coach Dawn Staley announced Friday the team's 29-game schedule for 2014-15, which features 19 games against teams that participated in a 2014 postseason tournament,

Hit-and-run victim sees truck that hit him at USC game, driver arrested

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The victim of hit-and-run earlier this month spotted the truck that hit him at the University of South Carolina football game Thursday, leading to the driver's arrest.

Mayor Steve Benjamin wants 'no stone unturned' at CPD

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Columbia Mayor Steven Benjamin wants city council to look into the closing of the police department's drug laboratory.

Firefighters host 45-mile countywide 9/11 Remembrance Parade

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Firefighters in Bamberg County are planning a 45-mile parade throughout the county to remember their colleagues who died in the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001.

Open casting call to be held for Magic Mike sequel extras

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An open casting call will be held in Savannah for background talent on the upcoming Magic Mike sequel. 

SC woman says boyfriend hit her with watermelon

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A Fort Mill man has been charged with criminal domestic violence after his girlfriend said he hit her with a watermelon.

Victim identified in Lake Murray drowning

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The Saluda County Coroner's Office has identified a Charlotte man as the victim in a late Thursday night drowning in Prosperity.

Woman accused of molesting young child during church services

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According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.

Police need help identifying man wanted in West Columbia bank robbery

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West Columbia Police are asking for help identifying a man who robbed a bank Friday morning.

No Johnny? No problem: Aggies shred Gamecocks' defense in rout Video included

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It had all the makings of another showout game for the South Carolina Gamecocks: the bright TV lights of the SEC Network, a hot new rivalry, and a Thursday night game. It was not.

Midlands fugitive arrested in CO for failure to pay $172k in child support

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Lexington County Sheriff's Department fugitive investigators in cooperation with the Lexington County Clerk of Court's Office arrested a 46-year-old man who allegedly fled to Colorado after he failed to make $172,718 in child support payments in Lexington County.

SCDNR offering Labor Day boat safety inspections

The state Department of Natural Resources is offering courtesy boat safety inspections during the Labor Day weekend at boat landings across South Carolina.

Missing elderly man found in North Carolina

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The Columbia Police Department is hoping you can help investigators find an 86-year-old man who did not return home Tuesday.

Law enforcement agencies step up patrols for game day crowds in Five Points Video included

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At the Village Idiot in Five Points Hunter Ligon is just proud to be a Gamecock. 

New political ad questions Haley's response to SC data breach Video included

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A new political ad for Vincent Sheheen hits a soft spot among South Carolinians with the SC Department of Revenue breach. 

Fan creates new Gamecock Nation anthem Video included

Sean Carroll Sean Carroll
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Being a Gamecock is about pride. One Carolina fan is showing that through an anthem he says will make Gamecock fans rock this season.

Boil water advisory issued in Columbia

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The City of Columbia has issued a boil water advisory due to a water line break. The City of Columbia Water Works advises water customers of 3600 Block of Ridgewood Avenue, 1100 Block of Miller Avenue

Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France

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The wait is finally over: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Hollywood's reigning royal couple, have tied the knot.

South Carolina RB Mike Davis won't start against A&M

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South Carolina Gamecocks running back Mike Davis will not start the season opener against Texas A&M, according to a report from The Big Spur.

Coroner identifies 16-year-old killed in crash

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a crash that killed a teenager Thursday morning in Lexington County.

After attending over 600 Gamecock games, one man says this year will be great

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Some Gamecock fans are getting an introduction to the infectious Gamecock spirit while others, like Charles Edmonds, are edging closer to half a century in Gamecock stands. 

DA files for death penalty, search warrants unsealed in Maggie Daniels' death Video included

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Sharman Howard Odom was indicted two weeks ago by a Catawba County Grand Jury in the death of Margaret "Maggie" Elizabeth Daniels on June 27.

Cops: Man arrested after advertising nudie show at Mt. Pleasant hotel

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Police say a 48-year-old man was arrested after he exposed to himself to several people at a Mount Pleasant hotel and sent a message to a hotel tenant advertising the act.

South Carolina Gamecocks' season begins with early test against Texas A&M

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So, are you ready for Thursday night? You've been keeping up with the offseason noise, or "talking season" as coach Steve Spurrier refers to it, for so long that South Carolina's opener against Texas A&M feels like an eternity away.

Ex-Rep. Viers pleads not guilty in federal case

A former South Carolina House member has pleaded not guilty to charges he helped a businessman hide assets from an insurance company and lied to IRS agents.

Joan Rivers in critical condition after surgery

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The 81-year-old comedian was in critical condition after her heart stopped while undergoing throat surgery Thursday morning.

Gamecocks interrupt Aggies' 'Midnight Yell' at State House Video included

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At midnight, the South Carolina State House was invaded by Texas A&M Aggies, but not before Gamecock Nation made its voice heard.

Orangeburg Co. sex offenders fail to register addresses

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Two sex offenders are wanted in Orangeburg County for failing to register their addresses.

Woman charged in alleged Sumter nursing home abuse

A 24-year-old Summerton woman is charged with abuse and neglect of two vulnerable adults at a Sumter nursing home.

3, including granddaughter, charged in assault on disabled SC veteran

Three people have been charged - including the victim's granddaughter - in a home invasion that resulted in the shooting and wounding of a disabled Vietnam veteran in Rock Hill.

Man jumps into woman's car, makes her drive, steals her money but gives her $5 for gas

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Police say a local woman was traumatized when a man ran into traffic on Statesville Boulevard Wednesday night, jumped into her car and made her drive away. According to the police report, the incident

Deputies find 15 kids living in filthy double-wide trailer home

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Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.

Free heart screenings offered for young athletes Video included

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With school being back in session, it means students are returning to their favorite sports as well.  But a heart condition found in student-athletes is raising some serious concern.

2 arrested in Dollar General armed robbery

(Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
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Richland Deputies have arrested two men accused of holding up a Dollar General Store last Friday. Devin Boler and Emmanuel Elleby are facing armed robbery charges. Investigators say both men wore gloves

Aggies invade State House for 'Midnight Yell' Video included

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At midnight, the South Carolina's State House will be invaded by Aggies like Bill Wood. "One of the things in Columbia is the capitol," Wood said.

1.5M to travel in Carolinas this holiday weekend

An estimated 1.5 million people in the Carolinas will be traveling this Labor Day to enjoy the last weekend of the summer season.

Missing 12-year-old girl found in Cayce Video included

Rashia Weller (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department) Rashia Weller (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)
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A missing 12-year-old girl was found in Cayce Wednesday thanks to a Crimestoppers tip.

Bicyclist dies after being hit by driver in Lee County

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A bicyclist has died following an accident in Lee County on Tuesday night.Corporal Sonny Collins of the South Carolina Highway Patrol says a motorist driving a 2006 Honda coupe struck the bicycle from

FBI investigating reports of attacks on US banks

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The FBI said Wednesday it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Evansville firefighter stops to comfort crying girl, becomes sweet reunion

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The photo of Rob Ralph, or Butter Bean as he's known around the station, is seen kneeling down talking to a student outside Glenwood, but there's more than meets the eye.

Marvel comic featuring 3-year-old Jacoby Latta now available in stores Video included

Jacoby Latta and the Hulk (Source: Sanford Greene) Jacoby Latta and the Hulk (Source: Sanford Greene)
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A new Marvel comic "Uncanny Avengers" features 3-year-old Jacoby Latta in its latest issue and is now available at some Columbia-area bookstores. Latta was on a church picnic with his family when a falling

Murrells Inlet fire district tax bill could affect property taxes statewide

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A proposed tax increase for Murrells Inlet could have an impact on property taxes statewide.

Autopsy scheduled for 3-year-old killed by golf cart in Aiken Video included

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The Newberry County Coroner's Office has scheduled an autopsy on Thursday for the 3-year-old girl who died after being stuck by a golf cart in the parking lot of an Aiken hospital.

Where to watch the SEC Network

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The Southeastern Conference and ESPN have signed a 20-year agreement through 2034 to create and operate a multiplatform network which will launch August 14, 2014.

DirecTV reports outages resolved in US

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After a four-hour outage, satellite television provider DirecTV has resolved its nationwide outage of local channels on Wednesday.

SC House Ethics waives 3 fines, requires 8 to pay

The House Ethics Committee is dismissing fines against three people and requiring eight to pay.

HP recalling millions of laptop charger cords

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If you have an HP laptop, you might want to check your charging cord.

Perry says GOP Congress is key to solving problems

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Texas Gov. Rick Perry
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry is telling the South Carolina GOP that it's important for Republicans to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues.

Police looking for driver who nearly hit police officers

Shaquille M. Leneau (Source: Sumter Police Department) Shaquille M. Leneau (Source: Sumter Police Department)
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Police are looking for a man they said got away after backing into one police vehicle and then accelerated forward nearly striking two officers. Police are looking for Shaquille Morique Leneau, 22, of

Texas Gov. Rick Perry predicts USC-A&M score

WIS welcomes Texas Gov. Rick Perry to the studio.

Woman gets bitten on Surfside Beach

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A woman was bitten in the shallow surf of Surfside Beach on Wednesday.

Who is destroying campaign signs in Newberry County? Video included

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Vandals have gone political in Newberry County where Sheriff Lee Foster says several campaign signs in the county are being reported as damaged.

Darla Moore School of Business opens on USC's campus

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As the first week of school at the University of South Carolina continues, one of the school's newest crown jewels just opened its doors as well.

SC House overrides veto on library trespass bill

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The Legislature has overridden Gov. Nikki Haley's veto of a bill intended to help South Carolina's public libraries keep out disrupters.

Sandy Run Elementary to reopen Thursday after gas leak

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The Calhoun County School District says Sandy Run Elementary School will be back open Thursday after a Wednesday morning gas leak forced the school's closure.

Tractor trailers crash causes traffic issues on Highway 601

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South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers say a pair of tractor trailers were involved in an accident near McCords Ferry Road on Wednesday morning.

SC's pension investment agency hires new director

For the second time in three months, the agency investing South Carolina's pension portfolio has named an executive director.

Benedict Police make arrest in one of several campus-area robberies

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The Benedict College Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect and two accomplices who are believed to be out taking advantage of "easy targets."

Ethics Commission: Steve Benjamin handled Florida trip the right way Video included

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The South Carolina Ethics Commission said Wednesday that Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin properly handled a Florida trip that came under heavy scrutiny during a federal trial involving a former South Carolina State University official.

Police: Burglar gets stuck in window during Union break-in

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Two men tried breaking into the Union Senior Center on Tuesday, but police said they were not able to get away because one of them was found stuck in a window.

Time Warner Cable says outages largely resolved

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Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that service was largely restored after a problem during routine maintenance caused a nationwide outage of its Internet service for hours.

SC business owner charged in arson of own shop

The owner of a Norway auto repair shop has been charged with third degree arson after prosecutors say he hired a man to burn his business.

Sheriff: Three operated meth lab in Lugoff hotel room

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Three people have been arrested and charged with operating a crystal meth lab inside a Kershaw County hotel room.

SC court: Workers' comp OK for kickball injury

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South Carolina's high court says a man is entitled to workers' compensation benefits for injuries he suffered during a company kickball game.

Former South Carolina Gamecocks OT Kyle Nunn's team rings stolen

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Former South Carolina Gamecocks offensive tackle Kyle Nunn wants his team rings back after someone broke into his car in Five Points and made off with them earlier this week.

Williamston boy lives full life with only half a heart Video included

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Christopher Browning turned 10 years old Tuesday and is living life to the fullest despite being born without half of his heart.

USC students use empty holsters to demand more protection from school Video included

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A group of USC students are seeking the right to carry concealed weapons following armed robberies that took place on campus.

Issues in Columbia drug lab likely to lead to new legal challenges Video included

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Issues discovered in the Columbia Police drug lab could open the door for new legal challenges from defendants tried over the last few years.

Lex. Co. deputies arrest two following West Columbia shooting

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The Lexington County Sheriff's Department arrested two men on Tuesday in connection to a shooting incident in West Columbia.

CPD drug analyst had high marks at first, but trouble came in 2013 Video included

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There is more scrutiny of major problems for the Columbia Police Department.

Missing blind man found safe in Sumter

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Sumter Police are in search of a legally blind man who has gone missing.

Darlington Raceway to host Bojangles' Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend in 2015

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Darlington Raceway and NASCAR announce the return of the Southern 500 on Labor Day weekend. In 2015, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will compete on Sunday, September 6. The NASCAR Nationwide Series will

Gamecocks finalize some defensive starting spots before season opener Video included

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Gamecocks defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward reveals a few of his defensive starters ahead of Thursday's contest against Texas A&M.

Man who discovered online threat against Charlotte mall speaks out Video included

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An online publication claimed that an ISIS terrorism supporter issued threats against the SouthPark Mall in Charlotte on Twitter.

Holloman to join Gamecocks coaching staff

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TheBigSpur.com reports former Gamecock DeVonte Holloman will return to the team as a member of the coaching staff.

New all-way stop becomes effective on Thursday

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Traffic along Middleton Road, Dunbar Road and Glenn Street in Cayce will now have to obey an all-way stop rule.

Benedict, USC plan to increase police patrols to keep students safe Video included

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Benedict, USC plan to increase patrols around campus in light of recent robberies in the past few weeks.

Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter to lead Gamecocks chant on Thursday night

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Medal of Honor recipient and retired Marine Cpl. Kyle Carpenter will lead the cheer during the South Carolina Gamecocks' home opener against Texas A&M on Thursday.

Cops: Man drives golf cart into tractor, shoots at estranged wife's roommate

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A 71-year-old man is behind bars after police say he crashed a golf cart into a tractor and fired a shotgun at his wife's roommate in a neighborhood in Awendaw.

And the most-stolen vehicle in America is . . .

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has just released its list of most-stolen vehicles for 2013. All of those in the top ten are big-selling, mass-market models.

Coroner says proper child sleeping safety can prevent deaths

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The Richland County Coroner says a majority of infant deaths while sleeping are preventable. So Tuesday Gary Watts launched the Sleep RIGHT Through the Night infant safety campaign.

Newberry Police warns customers of power bill scam

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Newberry Police warns customers of ongoing scam asking customers to pay a "delinquent" power bill.

Seven schools will dismiss early due to South Carolina vs. Texas A&M

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Seven Richland One School District schools will dismiss early due to traffic concerns ahead of Thursday night's South Carolina game at Williams-Brice Stadium.

CPD working to gather more information on USC strong arm robbery report

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Columbia police are continuing their investigation into a reported strong arm robbery on the University of South Carolina campus early Tuesday morning.

Rising seas expected to affect SC's lower coast

Experts predict that rising seas will bring floods threatening nearly $6 billion worth of property in the South Carolina Lowcountry. Rising seas will also mean routinely flooded roads and less salt marsh.

Columbia lands in top 200 cities list for safe drivers Video included

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An insurance company says Columbia's drivers rank 154th out of a survey of 200 top cities in the United States when it comes to safe drivers.

Students flock from dorms to Main Street apartment building Video included

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Students are headed to Main Street in downtown Columbia in search of new experiences.

CPD drug analyst resigns after audit questioned her methodology Video included

(Source: MGN Online) (Source: MGN Online)
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A drug analyst with the Columbia Police Department has resigned after a memo from Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson raised questions about the quality of work at the department's drug lab.

Cristobal picks up speed in Atlantic

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The storm was moving north at 12 mph, packing winds of 75 mph.

Police: Man taken down by deputies in Walmart previously resisted arrest

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The suspect who was seen being forcefully taken down by Greenville County deputies in the Berea Walmart had previously fought with officers and resisted arrest, according to Seneca police.

Hundreds gather to share fond memories of Richard Culliver Video included

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Hundreds gathered at Lexington Town Hall to remember the life of 9-year-old Richard Culliver.

Semi-truck overturns on I-26 in Lexington County

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A semi-truck overturned while merging onto Interstate 26 on Monday evening in Lexington County.According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver of the truck apparently hit the curb wrong. However,

Gamecocks' offense sharpens skill with opener three days away Video included

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The Gamecocks are still looking to determine the best fit at right guard while the quarterbacks continue to grow under Dylan Thompson's leadership.

Cristobal strengthens to a hurricane

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Cristobal is now a Category 1 hurricane, with sustained winds of 75 miles per hour.


Businesses: Quake cleanup shouldn't deter tourists

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The earthquake that jarred California's wine capital caused $1 billion in damage, Napa County officials estimated Monday as business owners mopped up high-end vintages that spilled from barrels and bottles and swept...

Midwestern transplant's maps could provide insight to 2014 SC elections Video included

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What started as a hobby for one South Carolina man could shed some light on which party will get the vote this November.

Soldier dies after shooting at Fort Lee Video included

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Fort Lee officials say a soldier has died after she likely shot herself at the post Monday morning.

Westbound right lane of I-20 to be closed in Richland County for repairs

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The right lane of Interstate 20 will be closed for a short period for shoulder repairs.

University of South Carolina offers parking shuttle for game days

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Fans going to University of South Carolina football games can ride a shuttle from remote parking lots to Williams-Brice Stadium.Students can ride the shuttle for free with a valid Carolina Card. Non students,

Apple recalling some iPhone 5's

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Some iPhone 5's are having battery issues, and Apple is issuing a recall.

USC President Harris Pastides promises more security following incidents on campus

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University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides has promised additional security on campus following a series of criminal events that took place last week.

Report: 15-year-old tossed gun onto field at Sertoma Classic

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An incident report from the Charleston Police Department confirms a 15-year-old is behind bars after tossing a handgun onto the field at Johnson Hagood Stadium during the Sertoma Classic Friday night.


Prosecutor has several options on Harrell case

The prosecutor who's considering ethics allegations against House Speaker Bobby Harrell has several options for the case that's been handed to him from the attorney general.

Tropical Storm Cristobal may skirt South Carolina coast

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Tropical Storm Cristobal is finally starting to move since it's been at a standstill for much of Sunday and overnight.

Winnsboro man killed in Sunday night crash

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A Winnsboro man died Sunday night when his car hit a tree in Fairfield County.

Deputies: Spartanburg wife tried to kill man with shotgun, ax

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A Spartanburg man said his wife tried to kill him with a shotgun and then a fire ax in a fight over beer and TV remote control, according to deputies.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry to headline fundraiser for Rep. Kirkman Finlay

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State Rep. Kirkman Finlay is relying on a little bit of star power to help secure funds for his re-election campaign.

Man arrested in connection with Sumter car wash shooting Video included

Diquandrae Rhabb, 22, of 767 Brand St. Wanted on attempted murder charges. (Source: Sumter Police Department) Diquandrae Rhabb, 22, of 767 Brand St. Wanted on attempted murder charges. (Source: Sumter Police Department)
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Sumter investigators arrested a 22-year-old and charged him with attempted murder in connection with a Friday afternoon shooting at a car wash.

Employee recognizes business owner for supporting SC National Guard Video included

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It's easy to see that the people who work for Irene Brotherton enjoy their jobs. One employee, in particular, was grateful to Brotherton for hiring her.

9-year-old Richard Culliver passes away Video included

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The 9-year-old boy who touched the hearts of so many in the Midlands has passed away.

Sheriff Jim Matthews credits traffic unit for drop in Kershaw County road deaths Video included

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Hundreds die on South Carolina roadways each year, but the number of traffic fatalities is down this year compared to last year.

Deputy seen striking suspect inside Walmart placed on leave Video included

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A Greenville County sheriff's deputy has been placed on administrative leave after he was seen forcefully subduing a man inside an Upstate Walmart on Saturday, according to Master Deputy Jonathan Smith.

Strong California quake shakes famed wine country Video included

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The San Francisco Bay Area's strongest earthquake in 25 years struck the heart of California's wine country early Sunday, igniting gas-fed fires, damaging some of the region's famed wineries and historic...

US says American held in Syria has been freed

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An American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic...

Actor, director Richard Attenborough dead at 90

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Longtime director, actor and producer Richard Attenborough has passed away. He was 90 years old. 

Gov declares emergency after SF Bay quake

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A 6.0 magnitude earthquake caused infrastructure damage and dozens of injuries north of San Francisco Bay.

Tropical Storm Cristobal should stay away from SC coast

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Tropical Storm Cristobal will stay away from the U.S. coastline as a trough picks it up and carries it out to sea late Tuesday night into early Wednesday morning.

No arrests made after armed suspect reported on USC campus Video included

Russell House on the University of South Carolina campus. Russell House on the University of South Carolina campus.
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USC police told students to get someplace safe early Sunday morning as they searched for a man who reportedly was running on campus with a gun.

Michael Brown called 'little kid in big body'

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Michael Brown Jr. was on the verge of starting college, eager to launch himself into the adult world. Instead, on Monday he'll be mourned at his funeral, more than two weeks after his fatal shooting by a white police...

Could SC see a major earthquake? Video included

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Chief Meteorologist John Farley lived in Northern California for several years and has spent a lot of time studying earthquakes.

Sen. Rand Paul calls Hillary Clinton a 'war hawk'

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Calling Hillary Rodham Clinton "a war hawk," Sen. Rand Paul says that if the former secretary of state seeks the presidency, some voters will worry that she will get the U.S. involved in another Mideast war.

California winemakers cleaning up after quake

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Winemakers in California's storied Napa Valley woke up to thousands of broken bottles and barrels as a result of Sunday's earthquake.

Suge Knight shot at pre-VMA party

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The lead up to this year's VMAs has proven particularly dangerous. Suge Knight was shot, Iggy Azalea fell off stage and a snake bit a Nicki Minaj back-up dancer.

Spurrier ready for kickoff Video included

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Steve Spurrier's done with "talking season" and is ready to see No. 9 South Carolina live up to the high expectations it has dealt with since finishing a third straight year with 11 wins.

New SC identity theft unit handles 3,000 calls

A new identity theft unit in South Carolina has taken over 3,000 calls from concerned people since it was formed 10 months ago.

Deputies tase, forcefully subdue 'intoxicated' man inside Walmart

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office has launched an internal investigation after deputies were seen tasing and forcefully subduing a man inside an Upstate Walmart on Saturday, according to Master Deputy Jonathan Smith. (8/23/14)

Tropical depression forms in Atlantic Ocean

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A tropical depression has formed in the Atlantic Ocean.  

South Carolina doctor training Liberian hospital staff to combat Ebola with robots

Hospital Staff at JFK hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. (Source: TRU-D) Hospital Staff at JFK hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. (Source: TRU-D)
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A South Carolina doctor was able to make history Friday when he helped hospital staff at a Liberian hospital use an Ebola-fighting robot to decontaminate hospital rooms.

Neighbors on alert after string of vehicle break-ins Video included

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Columbia police are investigating a series of vehicle break-ins throughout the Greenview community.

Jubilee Festival of Heritage celebrates legacy of African Americans in South Carolina Video included

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On Saturday, the 36th Annual Jubilee Festival of Heritage celebrated the legacy of African Americans who contributed to the state's rich history. Thousands came out to enjoy food, live music, and tours

Officials: White House reviewing equipment program

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The White House is conducting a review of programs that have equipped local police departments with military gear from the Pentagon, urged by President Barack Obama's call for more separation between the nation's...

Man wanted in Sumter County for assault on sleeping woman Video included

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Police in Sumter County are looking for a man wanted in the assault of a woman while she slept.

Spurrier banner new addition to Williams-Brice Stadium Video included

Crews put the finishing touches on the new Steve Spurrier banner that now hangs at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday. Crews put the finishing touches on the new Steve Spurrier banner that now hangs at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday.
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Crews put the finishing touches on the new Steve Spurrier banner that now hangs at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday.

Husband who critically injured wife charged with attempted murder

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A man who was wanted for critically injuring his wife early Saturday morning turned himself in without incident, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said. Gary Wayne Thomas, 51, was charged with attempted

NFL pulls "Slap Ya Mama" ads from preseason football over domestic violence concerns

The NFL is forcing Cox Sports Television to cancel part of its advertising deal with Cajun food products company"Slap Ya Mama" due to domestic violence issues facing the league.

National Zoo celebrates panda's first birthday

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Today is the first birthday of panda cub Bao Bao (bow bow). She's getting a cake made from frozen fruit juice and other treats like pears and apples to celebrate.

Camden, Lugoff-Elgin high school students raise $65,000 for United Way

(Source: Mary Anne Byrd/Kershaw County School District) (Source: Mary Anne Byrd/Kershaw County School District)
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Camden High and Lugoff-Elgin High students used the week leading up to their rival football game to raise money for the United Way of Kershaw County.

SpaceX spacecraft explodes during test mission; no injuries reported

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A SpaceX space craft exploded in the air during testing on Friday at a Texas test site.

Man arrested after exposing himself to two women on USC campus

 Lloyd Benjamin Hicks (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Lloyd Benjamin Hicks (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
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A West Columbia man was arrested Friday after police say he exposed himself to two women on the University of South Carolina campus.

Revenue now pays 90 percent of SC state park costs

South Carolina's state parks are experiencing record attendance and generating record revenues.

Wallet thief caught on camera Video included

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Richland County Deputies need your help identifying a wallet thief. The crime was caught on camera on Aug 15.

Spartanburg fondling suspect says 'I was stupid'

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Deputies with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office Special Victims Unit made an arrest Friday in several fondling incidents reported at local stores.

Arkansas man catches 3 bears on game camera Video included

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One man getting ready for deer and turkey season in Arkansas stumbled upon something much larger.

Injuries reported in accident on Leesburg Rd

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol is on the scene of a traffic accident on Leesburg Rd and Patricia Rd.

Coaches keeping athletes safe when playing in extreme heat Video included

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Just standing outside makes you sweat in the South Carolina heat. So imagine putting on a complete football uniform, and then playing hard for four quarters. It's a lot for anyone, and it can be dangerous,

Operation Adrenaline rush combats stress among Marines, promotes fun Video included

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Their mission never stops. Over 100 Marines from Lowcountry military bases in Beaufort, Moncks Corner and Parris Island braved the 100 degree heat in a fight against combat stress, and had a lot of fun along the way.

Costs of raising a child rise again; lowest in the South

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The cost of raising a child has gone up again, according to new numbers from the USDA.

The national average is $245,340 for food, housing, childcare, education and other expenses that come along the way. The South, in general, actually has the lowest average cost of raising a child from birth to 18 years, at $230,610.

Mt. Pleasant couple accused of stealing $300k worth of silverware

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A Mt. Pleasant couple is accused of stealing $300,000 worth of silverware and a $50,000 Rolex watch from a home.

Haley, Ervin, Sheheen agree ethics reform needs to happen Video included

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Gov. Nikki Haley and gubernatorial candidates Tom Ervin and state Senator Vincent Sheheen would all like to see independent ethics oversight and stricter penalties for violators.

Police, lawyer release statements on student's alleged dinosaur killing Video included

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A Summerville High School student who says he was arrested and suspended after writing about killing a dinosaur using a gun in a class assignment has hired a lawyer.

1-day-old infant left at Lexington hospital

South Carolina authorities say a 1-day-old infant was legally abandoned at Lexington Medical Center this week.

SCDPS: Trooper who arrested NFL player for speeding fired Video included

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The Highway Patrol trooper who arrested an NFL player in Laurens County has been fired, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety confirmed on Friday.

West Columbia Mayor Joe Owens claims campaign sign is racist Video included

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In the latest salvo in the ongoing political battle of wills between West Columbia Mayor Joe Owens and Councilman Tem Miles, Owens claims a new campaign sign at Miles' house is racist.

Marvel honors 3-year-old Midlands boy killed by falling tree limb Video included

Jacoby Latta, 3, was a huge superhero fan and is getting a loving tribute in a new Marvel comic. (Source: Sanford Green) Jacoby Latta, 3, was a huge superhero fan and is getting a loving tribute in a new Marvel comic. (Source: Sanford Green)
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A Midlands boy who was a huge superhero fan and died suddenly is getting a loving tribute in a new Marvel comic.

EdVenture Children's Museum awarded NASA grant

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EdVenture Children's Museum has been awarded a grant of $893,308 to fund the creation of a new interactive exhibit gallery focused on the science and technology of flight.

Commission: AG opinion to decide who will set Chapin's special election date

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A date for Chapin voters to decide on whether to change the town's form of government is now left up to what the attorney general says.

Two wanted in Bluff Road Dollar General armed robbery

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Two people are wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a Dollar General store in Columbia, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

Two sought in Elgin car wash break-in

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Elgin police need help locating two men who they say broke into a car wash in the area and stole money from the control boxes.

Akintunde headlining comedy show in Columbia

Comedy is taking on a whole new meaning in the Capital City. A group of local comedians is looking to take more "clean" comedy on a national stage with a Christian themed message

USC professor talks about ongoing clash in Middle East

President Barack Obama's new military strategy in Iraq amounts to trying to contain - not destroy - the Islamic militant group that now controls much of the country's northern region.

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