NTSB: 5 people died in plane that went missing off Charleston coast; pilot made transmission

Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board released a report in the Piper PA-31 aircraft that went missing 100 miles east of Charleston’s coast on Oct. 25.

  Columbia mayor Steve Benjamin, actor Mike Colter honored by Ebony Magazine

Dive into the holiday season at the 33rd annual Vista Lights

Woman charged with animal cruelty after 44 dead dogs found in freezer

Northern California fire death toll at 56; 130 missing

2 dead, 3 injured in Richland County crash

Elderly woman who used wheelchair unable to escape when family dog attacked

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  Summerville man’s family displaced by California wildfires

Ridge View’s Wilson signs to play for Georgetown

17-year-old killed in 2-car collision in Fairfield Co. was talented drummer

Armed robbery at home in Lexington leads officers to discover stolen gun, drugs

COMMUNITY BUILDER: 90-year-old Dorn VA volunteer makes thousands of calls to Midlands veterans

Year of the Veteran: The Doctor’s Oath

  Sheriff says securing students and staff was the first priority in NHS gun incident, not notifying parents

Newberry County Schools were on high alert yesterday when a gun fell out of 18-year-old Anthony Blakely’s backpack.

Beyond the Banks: Riverbanks Zoo baboons undergo root canals

"Teeth are such an important part of social status in primates that we really want to keep teeth in their mouths,” said Martha Weber, senior veterinarian at Riverbanks Zoo.

  Data shows homicides on the rise in Columbia, Richland County

Data from the Columbia Police Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Department shows a rise in the number of homicides in the city of Columbia and Richland County.

Firefighters begin to see progress against deadly California blazes, as death toll rises to 59

The cause of the fires remains under investigation, but they broke out around the time and place two utilities reported equipment trouble.

  Experiencing homelessness through virtual reality in Richland County

SC deputies share ways to keep yourself safe during an active shooter situation

Wagner family members arrested in execution-style murders of Pike Co., OH family

Lexington Co. deputies investigating shooting near elementary school that injured one

RCSD: Man detained, charged after punching, kicking, strangling woman during a domestic violence incident (Graphic photos inside)

CPD: Investigators looking for male suspect linked to two armed robberies at Columbia stores

Tourists, locals react to googly eyes on Nathaniel Greene statue

Whoever put googly eyes on Nathaniel Greene’s statue in Johnson Square remains a mystery. But the City of Savannah, along with Savannah Police, say they are determined to find out who vandalized the historic monument.

PETA posts two billboards in Columbia, blaming hurricane-related animal deaths on meat-eaters

Two billboards showing pigs braving floodwaters urges Columbia residents to "Stop eating meat!"

Loaded gun found in elementary school student’s backpack in Aiken

A gun was found in the backpack of a Chukker Creek Elementary School student Wednesday morning.

Fairfield County Sheriffs ‘very concerned’ about missing 52-year-old man

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of a 52-year-old man.

Florida man arrested for ‘Mother of Satan’ bomb materials, sheriff says

Sheriff's deputies in Florida responded to the home of Jared Coburn, 37, on Tuesday, according to the office's Facebook post. Officers found jars of triacetone triperoxide, or TATP, a highly volatile white crystalline powder.

Two drivers, student injured in Bush River Rd. crash involving school bus

Two drivers have been injured after a crash involving a school bus that happened Wednesday morning.

Sheriff: Parkland shooting suspect assaulted jail officer

Authorities say Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz attacked a detention officer at the county jail and now faces new charges

WIS phone bank to answer questions about Affordable Care Act sign up

In just about a month from now, open enrollment will close for those signing up under the Affordable Care Act.

SC mom at a loss for words after learning daughter was beaten to death

A Midlands mom is heartbroken after learning new information regarding her daughter who was found dead inside a home on Whispering Pines Road Wednesday night, in what the coroner calls an “apparent assault.”

Air Force pilot dies in plane crash at Laughlin AFB, TX

The Air Force T-38C Talon crashed at about 7:40 p.m. at the base. The injured pilot was taken to the hospital. The pilot’s condition wasn’t disclosed.

Investigators looking for gunman who robbed Family Dollar in Orangeburg

Investigators in Orangeburg are looking for a gunman who robbed a discount store on Tuesday.

Girl, 6, hit with stray bullet fired by security guard outside McDonald’s

The 6-year-old was able to take some steps and lift her injured leg after undergoing a three-hour surgery to get the bullet removed.

Suspect wanted for robbing Sonic on Farrow Road at gunpoint

Richland County Sheriff's Department is searching for a suspect wanted for robbing the Sonic on Farrow Road.

CPD searching for suspect who robbed Subway on Garners Ferry

Columbia Police tweeted around 4 p.m. that Subway on Garners Ferry Road was robbed.

Sheriff: Recent Richland Co. murder investigations, including deaths of 1-year-old and father, centered around drugs

Three recent Richland County Sheriff’s Department murder investigations involve drugs, gang activity, and two of the investigations even share a suspect.

Final suspect connected to deadly Orangeburg home invasion formally charged

The final suspect connected to the deadly October 27th home invasion in Orangeburg County made his first court appearance today.

‘No red flags’ from Newberry High student who fled after gun fell out of backpack, sheriff said

The schools will remain under alert mode for the remainder of the day until the situation is completely investigated. No one was injured and no shots were fired.

Six charter leaders face questions from committee of lawmakers

Lawmakers heard testimony Tuesday from six school leaders in a continuing probe on the state of charter schools in South Carolina.

Family for Life: A home to be loved in is Jimmy’s prayer

In this month’s Family for Life, we’re introducing you to a little boy who has been through a lot.

CPD: Man wanted for alleged sexual assault of 62-year-old woman

Fripp is considered armed and dangerous.

Reward increased as search for kidnapped 13-year-old NC girl enters second week

The search continues after more than a week for 13-year-old Hania Aguilar, who was reportedly abducted last Monday- Nov. 5 - in Lumberton.

Deputies investigating reported armed robbery at Lexington Taco Bell

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an armed robbery that happened Tuesday morning.

  Search continues for missing, dead in California wildfires

More than 8,000 firefighters statewide were battling wildfires that destroyed more than 7,000 structures and killed more than 40 people, with the flames feeding on dry brush and driven by strong winds.

South Carolinians go to California to help during wildfires

Red Cross Volunteers from our state have deployed to California to help with wildfire relief efforts.

2 arrested after SC narcotics team uncovers murder-for-hire plot recordings with instructions, promises of payment

Manning Police and the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office have released information on a murder-for-hire plot that included instructions on how and who to kill and money to purchase the weapon.

23-year-old identified in deadly motorcycle crash on Ira Kinard Road

A motorcyclist was killed in an accident just outside of Prosperity on Nov. 11.

Actor John Goodman spotted at downtown Charleston restaurant

Goodman was at Sticky Fingers over the weekend.

Overturned tractor trailer blocks McCords Ferry Rd. in Columbia

An overturned tractor trailer is causing delays on McCords Ferry Road.

‘I’m going to get you out:' Good Samaritan recounts saving pilot from crashed plane

The Myrtle Beach Fire Department responded after a two-person plane crashed into the ocean near Springmaid Pier, according to Lt. Jonathan Evans with Myrtle Beach Fire.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Traffic being diverted after accident on Bull Street, expect delays

An accident on Bull Street is causing delays Tuesday morning.

US trial to tell epic tale of Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo’

A story of a botched assassination will be part of an epic tale told in a tightly secured New York City courtroom starting Tuesday as prosecutors and defense lawyers make their opening statements in Guzman's long-awaited U.S. trial.

Craig Melvin rocks out with Darius Rucker in Today’s ‘When I Grow Up’ series

Do you remember, as a kid, what you wanted to be when you grew up?

Former SC Rep. Liz Patterson dies

Elizabeth “Liz” Patterson died Saturday at age 78.

Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

State law requires a machine recount in races where the margin is less than 0.5 percentage points. In the Senate race, Rick Scott's lead over incumbent Bill Nelson was 0.14 percentage points. In the governor's race, unofficial results showed GOP's Ron DeSantis ahead of Andrew Gillum by 0.41 points.

South Beltline Blvd. in Columbia reopens after flooding blocks roadway

Part of South Beltline Blvd in Columbia is currently closed due to flooding, according to Columbia Fire officials.

NASCAR pioneer David Pearson dies at the age of 83

Spartanburg native David Pearson, a NASCAR pioneer, has died. He was 83-years-old.

CPD responds to armed robbery scene at Family Dollar on North Millwood Avenue

Columbia Police are on the way to the scene of an armed robbery at the Family Dollar store on the 1500 block of North Millwood Avenue.

Town of Irmo turns to its insurance attorney to respond to DOJ settlement proposal

The Town of Irmo town council decided Monday to refer a 20-page proposed settlement agreement to its insurance attorney, who will be responsible for responding to the proposal by Friday’s deadline.

  Be aware: Postcard scam popping up in time for the holidays

It started out as a routine trip to the mailbox for Ross Jacobs, but ended in an activism on behalf of himself and his neighbors.

Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 42

It's now the deadliest blaze in state history.

Community groups in Blythewood warning you to lock vehicle doors after break-ins

Crime can happen anywhere and one Richland County community is learning that lesson the hard way.

107-year-old Veteran reflects on his extraordinary life

When 107-year-old Cliff Kayahrt was a young man, he was first introduced to a radio broadcast and was forever hooked.

Charter school head gives inside look at large transfer to Erskine

The heads of six charter schools will testify before an Ad Hoc committee of lawmakers Tuesday after questions began to swirl around the transfer of ten schools from one charter “authorizer” – or district – to another. One of those schools is giving WIS an insider's look at the major transfer.

WIS helps raise over $14k at veterans phone bank

WIS is teaming up with Disabled American Veterans to help them purchase a new van to transport veterans to the hospital for their treatment.

Highway 601 reopens after overturned logging truck blocks road

Highway 601 is being blocked by an overturned logging truck on Vanboklen Road in Eastover.

Looking back on the first Honor Flight in South Carolina

Murray Price and dozens of World War II Veterans took a flight ten years ago that changed their lives.

WATCH: Annual City of Columbia Veterans Day Parade

As Veterans Day is officially observed nationwide on Monday, several Midlands communities will be honoring veterans with parades and ceremonies.

Suspect chased by barefoot victim after breaking into home on Waccamaw Avenue

Property Crimes Unit investigators with the Columbia Police Department are searching for a burglary suspect caught on surveillance video being chased by a barefoot victim.

Stan Lee, superhero creator, comic book icon, dead at 95

Stan Lee helped create most of Marvel Comics' famous characters, including Spider-Man, the X-Men, Iron Man, Thor and the Hulk.

Judge: Sides in Florida recount should ‘ramp down’ rhetoric

All 67 counties in the Sunshine State are facing a state-ordered deadline of Thursday to complete their recounts, and half had already begun by Monday.

Fallen Vietnam War veterans honored in Clarendon County

Thirteen crosses stand tall outside the Clarendon County Courthouse to honor the twelve soldiers and one Airman killed in action during the Vietnam War.

Doctor paints patient’s genitals purple as a ‘joke’

The doctor pleaded guilty to harassment but kept his medical license following the incident.

Arrest made in church vandalism where Bibles were ripped apart

Surveillance images show a man police said broke into Ironbridge Baptist Church just before midnight Nov. 6.

Why you should avoid the Secret Sister Gift Exchange on social media

The Secret Sister Gift Exchange is a popular scheme making its way around social media, but the Better Business Bureau warns to steer clear of this "illegal scam."

GA mom says ‘our world needs more people’ like stranger who helped with daughter’s hair

A Columbus mother was struggling with effectively styling her adopted daughter’s hair when someone she had never met before came to her rescue.

Midlands Technical College named 2019 Best College for Veterans by Military Times

Midlands Technical College (MTC) has been selected by Military Times as a “Best College for Veterans” for 2019. MTC is the only two-year college in South Carolina to receive this designation.

Aiken officials looking for man accused of armed robbery at loan office

Aiken officials need your help to find a man connected to an armed robbery.

Wildfires rage in California; 31 dead, more than 200 missing

Strong winds and low humidity are fueling three wildfires across the state of California.