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Traffic cleared up following two accidents on I-26

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Traffic has cleared up near Interstate 126 after two accidents caused major issues for those heading into Columbia for the start of the work day.

Most after school programs and summer camps exempt from state oversight Video included

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The end of summer is near and after school programs are already filling up across the Midlands.

Fans say goodbye to historic Capital City Stadium at final Blowfish game

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Ian McCormick sat right under the press both as the field crew readied the turf for play on what was a dreary night at historic Capital City Stadium.McCormick had been coming to Capital City Stadium since

Democrat to be SC governor briefly

Democratic Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill will temporarily serve as South Carolina's chief executive while Gov. Nikki Haley undergoes surgery on her right arm.

Gas prices trending downward in SC

Gas prices are dropping in South Carolina.

Surveillance video released for suspects wanted in vandalism, larceny Video included

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Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is requesting the community's assistance identifying two suspects wanted for larceny and vandalism. Lott said deputies were called to meet with the victim on June 29 at

Emory Hospital in Atlanta to receive Ebola patient Video included

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Emory University Hospital has been told that a patient with the Ebola virus will be transferred to its hospital in Atlanta.

Deputies investigate drowning at Lake Julian Video included

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Crews are searching for a body after a reported drowning at Lake Julian, according to the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office.

Three-year-old killed by falling tree limb to be featured in Marvel comic book

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The rain didn't stop a celebration in an Irmo park Thursday evening.

Tentative agreement reached on SC Common Core

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Education Department officials in South Carolina say writing panels will consider Common Core math and reading standards but also can craft new ones as part of a six-month process.

Man taken into custody after chase, standoff on I-77 Video included

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The standoff began after James Call stole a dump truck from Alexander County. Call then drove to Iredell County and robbed someone at gunpoint before leading deputies on a chase down I-77.

Congress sends VA overhaul to White House

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Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Senate kills spending bill for border crisis

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A bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border has died in the Senate on a procedural vote.

Samaritan doctor sickened with Ebola lets Charlotte missionary take serum

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"Yesterday, an experimental serum arrived in the country, but there was only enough for one person. Dr. Brantly asked that it be given to Nancy Writebol," said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse.

Spurrier: Clowney was not distraction

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says having one of college football's top playmakers in Jadeveon Clowney was never a burden for the Gamecocks last season, no matter how big a distraction he seemed to be at times.

6-month investigation leads to arrest of two 'well-known crack cocaine dealers' Video included

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A pair of "well-known" crack cocaine dealers, according to Kershaw County drug investigators, were busted on distribution charges following a 6-month multi-county and federal drug investigation.

Dustin Johnson takes leave of absence from golf

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Dustin Johnson is taking a leave of absence from golf to seek help for what he said were "personal challenges."

Common Core dispute pits Zais against ed boards Video included

A dispute over how to rewrite South Carolina's math and reading standards pits leaders of South Carolina's two education boards against Education Superintendent Mick Zais, three months before voters replace him.

Columbia baseball era ends tonight at Capital City Stadium Video included

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Thursday night the City of Columbia says good-bye to the Blowfish, closing the door on 87 years of baseball history at Capital City Stadium.

Lott: Burglaries down 38 percent in the county Video included

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Burglaries in Richland County have decreased by 38 percent and have hit an all-time low, according to Sheriff Leon Lott.

Cap will force county to pay $1.3M less in Leon Lott case

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Despite what a jury awarded the plaintiff in a civil claim against Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, the county will pay $1.3 million less.

South Carolina's tax-free weekend shopping bonanza begins at midnight Video included

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The third busiest shopping weekend of the year is only hours away. Tax free weekend usually saves South Carolinians $3 million by sparing them the cost of a 6 percent statewide sales tax.

South Carolina at No. 9, Clemson at No. 16 in preseason Coaches Poll

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With less than a month to go until the college football season begins, USA Today and Amway have released the preseason Top 25 and both South Carolina and Clemson crack the top 20.

Gay couples denied marriage licenses in Greenville Co.

Five same-sex couples have been turned down for marriage licenses in a South Carolina county.

Suspect identified in alleged drug deal leading to pursuit that injured deputy

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A Richland County deputy and a suspect involved in an alleged drug transaction were both taken to a nearby hospital after a pursuit ended on Claudia Drive, Richland County Sheriff's Department officials said.

Union mom accused of neglect after leaving baby in car outside store

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A Union mom who was in a grocery store for about 15 minutes, leaving her 16-month-old alone in her truck, was arrested on Wednesday, according to police.

USC alumni group holds 'topping' for new center

An 18-foot, 500-pound beam is being placed at the top of the new, privately funded University of South Carolina Alumni Center in a special ceremony in downtown Columbia.

Small-town baseball team places 7th in national championship Video included

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The Gaston Pre-Majors All-Star team likes throwing its State Championship trophy around. Team members have faith in their teammates' athletic abilities.

WIS Investigates: Registered home daycares have little DSS oversight Video included

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Many child advocates and lawmakers are questioning just how much oversight home daycares receive after two Upstate infants died within six months of each other this year.

Greenville Co. same-sex couples apply for marriage licenses Video included

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Putting the debate over same sex marriage front and center, couples lined up in Greenville County to challenge the ban that could go all the way to the Supreme Court.

College football coaches, fans converge on Columbia for charity event Video included

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Six of the state's college football head coaches gathered along with fans for the South Carolina Coaches for Charity event.

Inmates released from Richland jail may soon get transportation vouchers Video included

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It's been a topic of debate for a while now. Some businesses, even homeowners, have big concerns about inmates straight from jail being dropped off at a bus station on Sumter Street in Downtown Columbia.

Lexington County Council puts Sunday beer and wine sales on Nov. ballot Video included

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Voters in Lexington County will now have the final say over whether beer and wine can be sold at businesses without regard for the day or hour of sales.

Jamie Parsons on parents' arrest: 'Momma knew they were coming' Video included

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Federal agents picked up the couple around 6 a.m. and drove them to a federal courthouse in Winston-Salem where they will face fraud charges.

Cayce Dept. of Public Safety searching for missing teen Video included

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The Cayce Department of Public Safety is seeking assistance in locating Dalton Garrett Pruitt.

Grassroots efforts hope to save Fort Jackson from cuts Video included

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Military boosters in the state are actively campaigning to help avoid cuts or closures at Fort Jackson. Local leaders are asking for members of the community to write letters showing support for

House approves VA health care overhaul

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The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.

Bond set at $160k for teenager accused in Northwoods Mall shooting Video included

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A 16-year-old charged in a shooting at the Northwoods Mall parking lot on Monday was given a $160,000 bond Wednesday night. Timothy McClendon is charged with attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Man wrongfully convicted of murder 24 years ago may seek pardon from state Video included

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Doug O'Neal has been released, but not pardoned. That means his rights as a citizen are still limited and will remain that way until he and his advocates go through several steps.

Aloft hotel coming to the Vista Video included

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Plans to give Columbia's Vista a new look continue to take shape.

Erica Parsons' adoptive mom speaks out year after reported missing Video included

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It has been almost a year now since Erica's adoptive brother reported her missing. WBTV sat down with Erica's adoptive mother, Casey Parsons, to see what has happened over the last year.

Sumter Co. mother pulled over for DUI, says she left toddler at home Video included

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A Dalzell woman is accused of leaving her 21-month-old child home alone after she was pulled over for DUI.

Gov. Haley wants to stop Bikefest, Atlantic Beach mayor vows to keep it Video included

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Governor Nikki Haley still vows to put an end to Atlantic Beach's annual Memorial Day weekend Bikefest, and the town's Mayor still vows to keep it.

Stone Brewing declines to move to South Carolina Video included

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The brewing company whose flirtations with the Palmetto State prompted changes to the state's beer laws has decided against locating a brewery in South Carolina.

Construction at Irmo High School expected to be complete by October Video included

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The start of school is just around the corner for kids across the Midlands. Yet before kids head back to class, the question is will their schools be ready for them. Several school construction projects

Drone carrying contraband crashes at SC prison

South Carolina officials are looking for a person they say tried to use a drone to sneak cellphones and other contraband into a maximum-security prison.

Teen pleads guilty to breaking into homes, stealing women's underwear

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Matthew Pearson pleaded guilty to three counts of misdemeanor larceny and one count of misdemeanor secret peeping.

Man accused of robbing several customers at gas station

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A Bowman man is behind bars accused of robbing several customers at a gas station in Orangeburg County. The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office arrested 42-year-old Arthur Lee Johnson, Jr. on Monday and charged him with five counts of armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Chapin mayor defends actions on firing town clerk Video included

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On the job for less than a year, and Chapin Mayor Skip Wilson already feels the need to defend himself.

Ratings firm improves KershawHealth outlook, downgrades bond rating

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The financial situation at Kershaw Health could be improving.

RCSD fires deputy who ran red light and caused collision Video included

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The Richland County Sheriff's Department has fired a deputy who ran a red light and caused an accident Friday night.

AAA: Top SC substandard bridges on I-26

The AAA Carolinas' list of South Carolinas' top substandard bridges is again led by six bridges on Interstate 26, all of them originally built at least a half century ago.

Great white sharks hanging around South Carolina's coast Video included

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Great white sharks are hanging around South Carolina’s coast longer than expected.

Surveillance photos of man wanted for bank robbery released

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Columbia Police have released surveillance photos of a man wanted for robbing a bank Tuesday on Beltline Blvd.

Benefits of prison farms go beyond saving tax dollars Video included

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Just eight miles from downtown Columbia, there's a farm that gives you the impression you're in the deep country.  You can stand in the middle of a pasture and gaze upon the Columbia skyline.

Sex in Columbia park causing calls for child safety zones Video included

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A surveillance camera in the middle of Roy Lynch Park caught something on Monday morning that may shock some but not attorney Wayne Ridgeway.His law office borders the park and Ridgeway has seen a lot

Three sought in beating at gas station

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Richland County deputies are investigating an overnight beating that sent one to Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Feds indict man on weapons charges in child's accidental shooting death

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A Midlands man is facing a federal indictment for weapons possession in connection to the shooting death of a young girl at a birthday party earlier this year.

Police: Wellford kids found living with in home with roaches, pigs Video included

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Wellford police said they have taken six siblings into emergency protective custody after they were found living in deplorable conditions.

Man paroled after serving 24 years for crime not committed Video included

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Douglas Clayton O'Neal's fate was seemingly decided on June 12, 1991.

S.C. State, Benedict to renew rivalry in Palmetto Capital City Classic

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With the start of college football season right around the corner, S.C. State head coach Oliver "Buddy" Pough and Benedict College head coach James Woody addressed the media less than a month away from the Bulldogs and Tigers meeting in the Palmetto Capital City Classic.

Excitement grows as Blowfish prepare to move to Lexington County Video included

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Columbia Blowfish owner Bill Shanahan had been searching for about three years to find a home for his team.

Attorney General Alan Wilson will still defend state's same-sex marriage law Video included

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South Carolina's Attorney General says he will defend out state's marriage law despite a federal court's decision against a same-sex marriage ban in other states.

DOJ: Nude photos, online friendships, extortion lead to man's arrest

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Authorities in North Carolina say a Greenwood man, who allegedly posed as a pastor and state law enforcement agent, was part of an elaborate scheme to steal money from men who believed they had found an online friend who was comfortable enough to share nude photos of herself with them.

Gamecocks release practice schedule for 2014 fall camp

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With the kickoff of college football just days away, Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks are preparing to make a run at the first-ever College Football Playoff.The Gamecocks will open their

SC panel approves compromise on teaching evolution

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A proposed change in South Carolina's biology standards for teaching evolution is designed to encourage discussion in the classroom.

NCPD: Teenage suspects identified in mall shooting, search underway Video included

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North Charleston investigators say they believe they know who is responsible for a shooting in the parking lot of Northwoods Mall on Monday and say they are "actively working to locate them."

Girl struck by plane on FL beach dies

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WTOC has confirmed that 9-year-old Oceana Irizarry, daughter of the Fort Stewart soldier that was killed when he and his daughter were hit by a plane as they walked along a Florida beach, died Monday night.  

Driver dies, kids wearing seatbelts survive Hwy 215 crash

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The driver of a 2002 Chrysler 300 who was killed on Highway 215 on Monday afternoon was not wearing a seatbelt, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.

Over 40 fires started in suspected Irmo arson case Video included

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Authorities are looking for a suspected arsonist wanted for starting a string of small fires in a wooded area in Irmo.

Crash with two tractor trailers forces lane closure on I-20

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An accident involving two tractor trailers forced the South Carolina Highway Patrol to close one lane of traffic in the eastbound lane of Interstate 20 on Tuesday morning.

Part of I-95 shut down after early morning crash

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A portion of Interstate 95 southbound is shut down in Clarendon County due to an accident involving a tractor trailer.

Two transported after log truck strikes back of ambulance

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a log truck struck the rear of an ambulance on Leesburg and McCords Ferry roads on Tuesday morning.

Report: Man exposes buttocks at Spartanburg's Music on Main

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Police on patrol at Spartanburg's Music on Main reported seeing a man half dressed, with his pants below his buttocks, stagger through the event on Thursday.

Homeowner shot in lower body during attempted robbery

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A homeowner was shot following an attempted robbery in a northeast Richland County neighborhood, according to the sheriff's department.

Sheriff: New leads coming in Erica Parsons case, one year later

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Sheriff Auten wouldn't get into the specifics of the case, citing the need to protect the ongoing investigation into her disappearance, but did say the sheriff's office was making "progress on a continuous basis."

Anderson women say stolen cars were sold then crushed Video included

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Two Anderson County women are upset after they say their cars were sold without their permission then crushed at a scrap yard.

Mother, son die after tire blows on I-95

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A mother and her son died after the rear tire of their vehicle blew while they were traveling on Interstate 95 Monday afternoon.

Columbia holds meetings to discuss biking, walking

Columbia is holding a series of meetings to get the public's input on plans to improve the city's transit needs.

Gov. Nikki Haley meeting to discuss Atlantic Beach biker rally

Gov. Nikki Haley is scheduled to sit down with Atlantic Beach leaders to discuss the motorcycle rally the governor says should be shut down following a rash of violence during this year's event.

Boil water advisory issued for parts of West Columbia

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A boil water advisory has been issued by the City of West Columbia.Residents on both sides of North Lke Drive from Whiteford Subdivision to Andrew Corley Road are asked to boil their water for one minute.

Coroner: Grandfather in fatal accident was almost three times over legal alcohol limit

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The Sumter County Coroner's Office says preliminary reports show a 65-year-old man driving with his grandson was three times over the legal alcohol limit in South Carolina at the time of the crash.

Congressmen say Savannah River Site has money for fuel project

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Gov. Nikki Haley and members of South Carolina's congressional delegation say federal legislators have secured enough money to make sure a nuclear fuel project at the Savannah River Site goes forward.

Iva police chief suspended after arrest; Hawkins named acting chief

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An Upstate police chief has been suspended after he was arrested by Anderson County deputies.

SC will keep fighting for gay marriage ban

South Carolina will continue to defend itself against a lawsuit over its ban on gay marriage despite a decision by a federal appeals court with jurisdiction over the state that a similar gay marriage ban in Virginia is...

Double homicide suspect facing attempted murder charges in Aiken County Video included

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A 17-year-old and a 15-year-old were arrested Thursday in Aiken County in connection with a double homicide in Richland County, the Richland County Sheriff's Department announced.

Sheriff: Father beat 12-year-old son with fists, flashlight

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A 48-year-old Kershaw County man was arrested and charged with second degree assault and battery after investigators say he beat his 12-year-old son.

Lexington's 'American Ninja Warrior' contestant makes second appearance

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Brandon Arrington is an admitted thrill seeker. "I have skydived seven times and bungee jumped twice," said Arrington. "I enjoy anything active especially whitewater rafting and snowskiing."

Police: Union woman exposes herself walking down Main Street

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Several people reported a disturbance along East Main Street in Union on Sunday where a woman was reportedly exposing herself to passersby, police said.

Fire consumes West Columbia furniture store Video included

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A fire at a furniture store in West Columbia had crews busy Sunday evening.

Sheriff to hold press conference on Erica Parsons case

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Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten is holding a press conference on Tuesday to take questions from reporters on the case of Erica Parsons. Parsons, 15, was reported missing from her home by her adoptive

Report: Drunk Union Co. inmates compete in push-up contest Video included

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After a Union County inmate seemed a little wobbly after a push-up contest with fellow prisoners, deputies said they discovered some of the men had been drinking.

Biography of SC's pioneering doctor

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Every day, thousands of people see the landmark building named after Dr. James Woods Babcock sitting at the center of the former South Carolina State Hospital for the Insane at Bull and Elmwood Streets.Dr.

Musicians pay tribute to Robert Newton Video included

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You still have about an hour left to check out some great local talent in Five Points.

WIS Senior Investigative Reporter Jack Kuenzie shows off hidden talent Video included

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We've all seen his interviewing clips and we all know how talented he is as a reporter. But how many of you knew he was also a talented musician?

14-year-old drowning victim remembered as smart, athletic and caring Video included

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The family of 14-year-old Jeramie Coleman gathered at their Great Falls home Sunday afternoon to remember the boy who they affectionately called the "man of the house."

Second U.S. citizen tests positive for Ebola in Liberia

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A second U.S. citizen working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, Samaritan's Purse, an international aid organization said Sunday.

SC State President optimistic after turbulence

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Thomas Elzey knew he was facing a challenge when he became president of South Carolina State University a year ago. He didn't realize how big a challenge.

Winthrop trustees: Football still a possibility

Winthrop University trustees are still considering adding a football program, despite last month's firing of the university president who was leading the inquiry.

Georgia police start enforcing 'slowpoke' driving law

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Drivers going too slow on Georgia's roadways are starting to get warnings as police enforce a new law.

Family uses online donation account to help 'feisty' child get treatment Video included

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There are three children in the Fleming family. Charis, the only girl, is five. Gabriel is three-and-a-half, and Joshua Benjamin, the baby, is not even two years old. "Out of all my children, he's probably

Fourth Annual 'Guardians of the Night' K-9 5K draws hundreds Video included

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The Richland County Sheriff's Department kicked off its 4th Annual "Guardians of the Night" 5-K at the Village at Sandhill Saturday night.

USC's Dylan Thompson proposes to girlfriend Video included

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USC starting quarterback Dylan Thompson proposed to his girlfriend Melanie Helm Saturday night.

Oldest female WWII veteran, 108 years old, honored at DC memorials Video included

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Lucy Coffey joined the Army, or the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, in 1943, just a month shy of her 37th birthday. 

Deputies: Woman stabs man in chest after fight over another girl Video included

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A woman was arrested after she stabbed a man in the chest at their Sumter home early Saturday morning, deputies said.

'Gabby Bows' now at Walgreens locations in South Carolina and Georgia Video included

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A few weeks ago we brought you the story of Rozalynn Goodwin and her 7-year-old daughter, Gabrielle.

Protesters in Five Points call for peace in Gaza Video included

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Palestinian supporters angered by the Gaza conflict rallied in Five Points Saturday, calling on those who passed by to remember the roughly 1,000 lives the region has lost.

Top pick Clowney on field as Houston opens camp

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Jadeveon Clowney was on the field with the Houston Texans as they opened camp on Saturday.

Boating accident sends 14-year-old to hospital, leads to lawsuit

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A 14-year-old girl of Georgetown County was taken to a hospital after a boating accident that severely injured her hand and caused her thumb to be amputated.

Haley to see SC beach town officials on bikers

Gov. Nikki Haley is planning to meet with leaders of Atlantic Beach, two months after she said the beach town's biker rally had to end following a Memorial Day shooting rampage in which three people were killed.

11-year-old West Pelzer boy dies in shooting incident

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An 11-year-old West Pelzer boy died after a shooting incident Friday night, according to Don McCown with the Anderson County Coroner's Office.

Federal grant to help map SC coastal battlegrounds

Dozens of fortifications from the Revolutionary War and Civil War remain in the Charleston area, and now there will be a complete list of those sites.

Two arrested in connection with convenience store robbery

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Lexington County Sheriff's Department detectives arrested a 22-year-old West Columbia man and 17-year-old West Columbia man on charges that the two men robbed a convenience store on Charleston Highway

Winnsboro homicide suspect arrested in New York Video included

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A man wanted in connection with the murder of a 34-year-old woman earlier this month was arrested in New York Friday, police said.

1 killed, 1 injured in Orangeburg County crash

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A fatal accident and hazardous materials spill has one lane of Interstate 26 in Orangeburg County closed, which is causing major delays in both directions.

Lattimore placed on PUP list for 49ers

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Marcus Lattimore fans will have to wait a little while longer before seeing the former South Carolina Gamecocks running back in action for the San Francisco 49ers.According to the team website, Lattimore

Family, sheriff fight for return of diabetes service dog Video included

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The St. Francis County, Ark. sheriff is in the process of issuing a governor warrant to extradite a woman accused of stealing a diabetes service dog.

Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

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A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an...

Dangers of concussions can't be ignored in youth and college sports Video included

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There have been lawsuits against the NFL and the NCAA and as we get closer and closer to football season concussions are still making headlines.

Panthers to unveil 2014 team, stadium upgrades during FanFest Video included

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Instead of opening their training camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Panthers will begin their preseason workouts at Bank of America Stadium on Friday to kick off the team's 20th season.

DHEC asks trustee of closed landfill to resign

State environmental regulators are asking the company that's managing a closed hazardous waste landfill in Sumter County to resign as trustee.

Burglary suspect trying to elude police falls through neighbor's ceiling

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A suspect accused of committing several burglaries in Columbia has been arrested after falling through his neighbor's ceiling.

Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

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It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.

Officer steps in to help 96-year-old woman in stifling hot house

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An officer stepped in to help an elderly woman who he found living in a stifling hot house in the midst of the summer heat.

SC receives 350 children caught at US border Video included

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New federal data show at least 350 children caught at the U.S. border this year have been sent to stay with relatives or other sponsors in South Carolina.

Gov. Haley: Immigration situation 'just wrong'

Gov. Nikki Haley says it's wrong for the federal government to expect states to accept children caught at the U.S. border while providing no information on them.

Orangeburg club owner accused of fatally shooting customer

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Investigators have arrested a 69-year-old club owner accused of fatally shooting a customer at his establishment in Orangeburg County. The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office charged James Williams with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Richland One denies former employee's allegations in lawsuit Video included

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Richland School District One denies a former employee's claims that she was forced into retirement.

Family caught by surprise after spotting pig in the ocean in Sullivan's Island Video included

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A Seattle family swimming in the ocean off Sullivan's Island were caught by surprise when they spotted a wild pig swimming not too far from them Friday morning.

S.C. State picked to finish second in MEAC; 10 Bulldogs earn All-MEAC honors

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One season removed from the best turnaround during head coach Oliver "Buddy" Pough's tenure with a 9-4 overall record and a 7-1 conference mark, South Carolina State looks to claim another Mid-Eastern

Gamecock men's basketball team visits Palmetto Children's Hospital

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Members of the South Carolina men's basketball team spent time visiting the Palmetto Children's Hospital on Friday afternoon, signing autographs and playing with kids.

Longtime Midlands public servant dies at 82 Video included

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Earl F. Brown, a longtime community servant, has died at the age of 82.

Homeless couple says man shot their dog in Sumter park

Police say no charges will be filed against a man who shot a dog in a Sumter park.

Ruben Santiago observer at MH-17 crash site Video included

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Columbia's former Interim Police Chief Ruben Santiago says he has been to the Malaysia Airlines crash site in Ukraine as an observer.

Cat exposes 3 people to rabies in Kershaw Co.

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The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control says three people have been exposed to rabies by a cat in Kershaw County.

Woman charged with DUI when stopped at checkpoint with kids, open beer in car

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A Winnsboro woman has been charged with DUI after deputies say she passed through a DUI checkpoint, driving under the influence, with kids in her car.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans GM undergoes prostate exam in front of thousands

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True to his word, Myrtle Beach Pelicans GM Andy Milovich took one for the team Thursday night, and had a prostate exam performed on him in front of a sold out crowd of thousands.

Deputies say woman fought off kidnapping attempt

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A woman was attacked Thursday night on Two Notch Road in what investigators are calling an attempted kidnapping.

Jogger attacked by dogs dies

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A Livonia man has died after being attacked by two large dogs in Lapeer County's Metamora Township on Wednesday.

Police: 3-year-old diapered driver crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

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A 3-year-old boy is accused of climbing into a Jeep, knocking it out of gear, crashing into a nearby house and then running home to watch cartoons.

Columbia Police plan 'fair and equal' enforcement of child safety zone ordinance Video included

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At this point, every park in Columbia including Roy Lynch Park is open to everyone, but that could change soon. "We've found drug paraphernalia in the park," Columbia City Councilman Cameron Runyan said,

Military dogs take Capitol Hill to spotlight importance of bringing home four-footed veterans

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American Humane Association and three military hero dog teams it helped reunite took to Capitol Hill today to make an urgent case to the nation.

Augusta celebrates red carpet premiere of James Brown biopic Video included

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The red carpet doesn't roll out in Augusta often, but it did Thursday night at Regal Cinemas.

Doctor fires back at patient who opened fire at PA hospital

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The suspect who opened fire at a wellness center in Pennsylvania is in custody.

Spurrier: Gamecocks 'close' to being title team Video included

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier felt it would take time to turn the Gamecocks from a mid-level program into a Southeastern Conference power, so he's a bit surprised when outsiders wonder why he's entering his...

NJ couple identified as victims of Virginia tornado Video included

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A New Jersey couple was identified as the victims of a tornado that hit the Cherrystone Family Camping & RV Resort in Northampton.

Camden woman arrested in connection with gang-related homicide in CA

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A 27-year-old Camden woman has been arrested in connection with a gang-related homicide that took place in California last year.

Next Lexington Two superintendent named Video included

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The Lexington School District Two Board of Trustees on Wednesday evening announced that Dr. Tom Siler has been named the school district's next Superintendent.

Newly commissioned group looks to revamp teacher evaluations Video included

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State Superintendent of Education Mick Zais has put together a new advisory team that will look to find better ways to better evaluate teachers across South Carolina.

Armed robbery suspect wanted by Richland Co. Sheriff's Department

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The Richland County Sheriff's Department is asking for the community's help in finding a suspect wanted for armed robbery. According to deputies, the incident took place just before 11 p.m. on Sunday at

Third jewelry heist suspected identified as Maryland man Video included

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Investigators with the Columbia Police Department identified a third suspect wanted in connection with a burglary at a jewelry store last month.

Time Warner, Bright House to carry SEC Network

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Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks have reached deals with ESPN to carry the SEC Network.

Columbia man's daughter denied 'stand your ground' defense in FL warning shot retrial

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A judge has denied a Florida woman's request to use the so-called "stand your ground" law as a defense for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges that arose after she fired what she classified as a 'warning shot' near her husband.

Hopkins residents petition against sewer project Video included

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The battle continues in Richland County over a sewer project.

Ervin's spot on November ballot confirmed

The South Carolina Election Commission has certified Tom Ervin's spot on the November ballot as a petition candidate for governor.

Walterboro woman reunited with puppy months after car crash

A woman and her dog, who was thought to be dead following a car accident in May, were reunited earlier this week. On Monday, Sheri De Florio was reunited with her missing dog, Abbie.

Woman dies after hitting tree while jumping into quarry

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A woman is dead after hitting a tree as she was jumping into the water at a Fairfield County rock quarry Wednesday evening.

1932 Olympic gold medalist dies in Sumter Video included

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Helen Johns Carroll, 1932 swimming relay gold medalist has died in Sumter, according to her family.

Millions in insurance rebates coming to Carolinas

Millions of dollars in health insurance rebate checks will be coming to consumers in South Carolina and North Carolina from companies the government says spent too much of premium dollars on profits and red tape last year.

Man charged after admitting to starting fire while trying to make meth in soda bottle Video included

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A man admitted to police that he was trying to make methamphetamine when he started a fire at an apartment in Myrtle Beach Wednesday.

Coroner releases names of 2 who died in pick-up truck crash

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Authorities have released the names of two people who died in a pick-up truck crash Wednesday afternoon in Sumter County.

Brother of missing teen, Erica Parsons, sorry investigation 'got out of control' Video included

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"That day turned my whole life upside down, turned people against me, put everything I do at risk," he told WBTV.

Concerns arise over child safety zone ordinance for Columbia parks Video included

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Some days, Elmwood Roy Lynch Park can be a quiet setting, but neighbor Hawes Adams has seen days where it hasn't always been that way."Drinking sex in public, drug use," Adams listed. "We've found all

Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

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An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people.

War in Gaza has impact in SC, says USC professor Video included

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As violence erupts between Gaza and Israel on the other side of the world, a University of South Carolina professor says what's happening in the Middle East can have a huge impact for us here at home in South Carolina.

DSS aims to balance foster family needs, agency resources

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Dr. Stephanie Trevitz knew her six adopted children came from troubled backgrounds. "Our gut told us we can't close our eyes at night and not know what's going on while we're asleep," Trevitz said. "We

Community, federal, state experts brainstorm homelessness fix Video included

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A wide variety of federal, state and community experts spent Wednesday brainstorming ways to attack homelessness in the Midlands. This comes on the heels of a new report that shows services for the homeless have skyrocketed in recent years.

Funny money in Camden no laughing matter for business owners

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Store owners in Camden are having to keep a closer eye on what's in their cash drawers as city police are once again getting several reports of counterfeit cash being used to purchase items.

SCDC needs help identifying man in surveillance photos

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Crimestoppers released surveillance photos of a man the South Carolina Department of Corrections wants to question.

Former Gamecocks standout Sidney Rice retiring from NFL

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Seattle Seahawks wide receiver and former Gamecocks standout Sidney Rice is retiring from the NFL, according to a report.

Development planned for Gervais, Huger intersection

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Two-hundred and eighty apartments, a 680-space parking garage, a hotel, and office and retail space will fill the hole left behind in the Vista when the Kline Iron and Steel company left in 2004.

Sheriff: Suspects may have known victims in May home invasion

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Three men wanted in connection with a home invasion in Newberry County back in May have been apprehended by sheriff's deputies.

Rescued Mt. Pleasant fawn transferred to care of wildlife recovery center

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A Mount Pleasant police officer came to the rescue for a baby deer a homeowner said had been hiding in shrubbery for two days with no sign of its mother nearby.

Deputies: Orangeburg remains identified as N. Charleston man

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Remains found in Orangeburg County on July 8 are of a 26-year-old North Charleston man, according to the sheriff's office.

After seeing face on news, attempted burglary suspect turns self in Video included

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Call it a potential crisis of conscience: a Richland County man turned himself in to sheriff's deputies after seeing his face plasted all over the news in connection with an attempted burglary.

FLIR thermal imaging camera will give iPhone users night vision

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Oregon-based company FLIR is releasing a thermal imaging camera for the iPhone that will let iPhone users see invisible heat energy.

Haley appoints new sheriff for Fairfield County

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Calling her choice "fit and proper," Gov. Nikki Haley has quickly found a replacement for departing Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young.

Angels on the rooftop: Camp kids repair local homes Video included

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Rose Davis has angels on the roof of her Irmo home this week.

If you see something strange in the air...

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Don't be alarmed if you see fighter jets escorting a single-engine plane over the Columbia and Florence areas today.

SC Missing: Investigators, family look for answers in 4-year-old case

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More than four years ago, 24-year-old Brandon "Peanut" Graves disappeared, but his family and investigators are hopeful even now that someone has answers to what happened to Peanut.

Judge orders Wilson to hand over James Brown documents Video included

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In 2009, former South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster brokered a deal to split James Brown's estate between his family, his widow, and his education charity which reportedly totals $4.7 million

Plane clips power line forcing road closure near Hamilton-Owens Airport Video included

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A plane approaching Hamilton-Owens Airport in Columbia clipped a power line and caused over 1,000 SCE&G customers to lose electricity for a short time Tuesday evening.

Former Gamecock Ace Sanders taking leave from Jacksonville Jaguars

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Former South Carolina Gamecock and current Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Ace Sanders will take a leave of absence from the team.

SC camp attendees get to work out with Gamecocks

Kids attending a summer camp conducted by the Richland County Sheriff's Department are getting a special treat.

Riverbanks Zoo tops 1 million visitors

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia has a fifth straight year with attendance of more than 1 million people.

Gamecocks host Special Olympics as part of "8K in 8 Days" campaign

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The Gamecocks men's basketball team opened their "8K In 8 Days" campaign by hosting Special Olympics of South Carolina in a community outreach event on Tuesday at Colonial Life Arena. "This meant a lot

Orangeburg residents hope for better conditions as flood damage lingers Video included

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Flooding throughout Orangeburg was an issue that many drivers and residents faced on Monday.

SC healthcare subsidies could be deeply affected by new court battle Video included

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A pair of dueling court rulings plainly show the long, protracted battle over the nations still-infant healthcare law is long from over.

Fairfield Co. Sheriff Herman Young announces resignation Video included

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Fairfield County Sheriff Herman Young has decided to resign from office due to medical concerns and the desire to spend more time with his family.

Red Cross opens shelter for Orangeburg flood victims

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The American Red Cross has opened a shelter to help people who were affected by flooding Monday evening in Orangeburg.

Fire at Irmo golf course appears to have accidental cause

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Irmo Fire Department crews are battling a large fire at an Irmo area golf course.

Murder suspect taken into custody in Newberry

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The Newberry County Sheriff's Office has apprehended Jonathan Dominick following a fatal shooting that occurred this past weekend.

Stephen Garcia answers all burning questions on Reddit

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A week after coming out of the woodwork following his final suspension from the Gamecocks back in 2010, former South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia took to Reddit to answer questions from college football fans.

Offseason not complete without Spurrier jabs about Clemson

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Because no offseason is complete without delivering a few one-liners, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier sent a few sailing over into Clemson coach Dabo Swinney's direction on Tuesday during an interview with ESPN.

Police: $1,400 missing from returned wallet; thief wanted

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Police in South Congaree are looking for a man they believe took $1,400 from a wallet he found in a gas station parking lot.

Vincent Sheheen's plan for SC roads doesn't raise gas tax

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen is releasing his plan to improve South Carolina roads without raising the gas tax.

South Carolina's Frank Martin looks to build fan base

South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin has beefed up the Gamecocks' schedule, and now he hopes to improve the team's attendance.

Peaches, plums, nectarines, pluots recalled over Listeria danger

Peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that may have been sold in Costco, Sam's Club and Trader Joe's locations are under a nationwide recall. (Photo credit: Oregon State University) Peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that may have been sold in Costco, Sam's Club and Trader Joe's locations are under a nationwide recall. (Photo credit: Oregon State University)
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A California packing company announced a voluntary recall of certain lots of whole peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots that may have been sold in Costco, Sam's Club and Trader Joe's locations.

Report: South Carolina 45th when it comes to well-being of kids

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Despite some improvements, South Carolina remains near the bottom of the list when it comes to the well-being of children, according to a new study from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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