Lawson, Bryant lead second-half surge in Gamecocks’ 74-71 win over Vandy

Down by as many as 12 against the Commodores, South Carolina fought back to beat Vanderbilt 74-71 to improve to 4-0 in SEC play.

  Gangs in the Midlands: Keeping your child safe starts at home

Tuesday was supposed to be payday for some U.S. servicemembers, but that’s not what happened

SCDC: Updated cell locks, more staff needed in state prisons

Human remains confirmed to be TX teen missing since 2016

Deputies in Orangeburg arrest 5 on drug, weapons charges

Trump signs law giving back pay to federal workers

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  Two arrested in connection with fatal shooting on Wilson Boulevard

‘Forgiveness is better:’ SC restaurant owner poses with man who robbed business

Steve Carell, ‘Office’ creator to reunite for Netflix series ‘Space Force’

CPD in search of duo who stole ATMs from businesses

Sears staves off liquidation; stores to stay open, reports say

Michael Strahan offers dinner to Clemson football team after White House fast food feast

  It’s official: Palmetto Health, Greenville Health System are Prisma Health as of Wednesday

As of Jan. 16, the medical centers and hospitals under the brands of Palmetto Health and Greenville Health Systems are officially unified as Prisma Health.

809 Foundation to carry on Detective Mike Doty legacy

Det. Mike Doty was one of many officers in York County involved in a manhunt for a wanted suspect. During the search, they were ambushed. Four officers were shot. Det. Doty died the following day.

Mother of slain Florence County investigator responds to proposed bill dealing with officer-involved shootings

The mother of a Florence County officer who died during an officer-involved shooting last fall is not looking to make her daughter’s death political.

Family fight over finances leads to SC woman stabbing relative at home, sheriff’s department says

Stacy Lynn Chasteen, 46, has been charged with attempted murder and using a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.

  UPDATE: Gervais St., Blossom St. bridges both re-opened, search continues on Congaree River for reported jumper

Talk of the Town: Dancing with the Stars - even if they’re not a star

Bama QB Jalen Hurts transferring to Oklahoma

Midlands charity, business gives food to furloughed federal employees at Columbia Metropolitan Airport

Body of missing 85-year-old Chesterfield County man found

'Instant karma’: Front yard Frosty with tree trunk base teaches KY driver a valuable lesson

Today is National Nothing Day

The holiday was created to provide Americans with one day where they can do absolutely nothing.

ICYMI: ACLU South Carolina Legislative town hall at the Statehouse

Coming up Wednesday, Jan. 16, legislative leaders from around the state will join WIS for a town hall.

New movie theatre opens in one of South Carolina’s opportunity zones

Grab that popcorn! Northeast Columbia now has a new place to enjoy a movie.

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Collision involving dump truck causes oil spill on Monticello Rd. near I-20

Columbia Fire, SC DHEC, and the South Carolina Department of Transportation are working together on the clean-up.

Driver escapes seconds before train crashes into car

The driver, 96-year-old Antoinette Lazzara, was stuck on the tracks at the railroad crossing. She was apparently disoriented and had trouble getting out of the car as the train approached.

12-year-old detained after police attempt to stop stolen car in Cayce

Cayce DPS is asking all residents, especially those in the Edenwood, Broad Acres, and Frink Street areas to check their vehicles for signs of entry and theft. The suspects in these crimes are targeted unsecured and unlocked vehicles.

  Because of government shutdown, man who wants to start new job is stuck in IRS limbo

The truck driver said he’s found a job that’ll give him the opportunity to spend more time with his family, but there’s a snag because of the partial federal government shutdown, now in its 26th day.

Have you ever wanted to buy a Rainbow Row house? Now is your chance

Just in case you have some extra cash around...

Blythewood fire completely destroys home, no injuries reported

A Blythewood home was completely destroyed in a fire early Tuesday morning.

Amid sexual assault investigation at AZ nursing facility, Midlands professional advises on how to protect loved ones

Kesha Hayes, an experienced assisted living administrator, now runs a non-profit helping to educate and train caregivers.

Attorney general nominee Barr seeks to assure senators he won’t be a Trump loyalist

So far, William Barr's comments have pointedly departed from Trump’s own views and underscored his efforts to reassure Democrats that he will not be a loyalist to the president.

Man who was charged with murder while out on bond appears in court

A murder investigation in Orangeburg County led deputies to a man already facing very serious charges.

After a young man, 23, died in a car accident, his kidney donation saved his father’s life

The 23-year-old's heart, liver and second kidney will be donated to other patients in need.

Historic ‘Inn at Claussen’s’ will become boutique apartment building by March 2019

It’s a building that’s described as having “good bones.” The historic Claussen’s Inn is down to the studs in Columbia’s Five Points as it transforms into apartment living.

Gov. McMaster’s proposed raise for teachers isn’t enough, organization says

A state teacher organization is thanking Governor McMaster for recognizing that teachers need a pay raise, but says the proposal isn’t enough.

Woman fights ticket for honking at officer

In Auburn several weeks ago, the woman said a cop in an unmarked SUV peeled out in front of her as she swerved to avoid him. She honked.

Council votes to temporarily ban electric scooters in Columbia

Electric scooters are now banned in the city of Columbia for one year.

SC Rep. calls for Dominion to honor initial pledge to give an average of $1K to SCE&G customers

Orangeburg Representative Jerry Govan is putting his support behind a resolution to require Dominion Energy to honor rebates it first offered in its proposal to merge with SCANA.

USC set to host Gamecock Inaugural in remodeled indoor facility

With facilities across the Southeastern Conference improving seemingly by the day, South Carolina has made some strides of their own recently.

Child who battled brain tumor celebrates birthday with visit to RCSD K-9 team, fun with Jeep enthusiasts

This week, Landon Derrick may have possibly had one of the best birthday celebrations a 10-year-old could have.

FDA recalls several brands of dry dog food following toxicity reports

The FDA has recalled several brands of dry dog food, and is alerting dog owners and veterinary professionals alike.

$4 million worth of marijuana confiscated from Hanahan industrial warehouse

Two men are behind bars after nearly a thousand pounds of marijuana worth four million dollars was confiscated at an industrial warehouse in Hanahan.

  SC lawmakers introduce medical marijuana bill to the Statehouse Tuesday

Lawmakers will meet to discuss medical marijuana in the Palmetto State on Tuesday.

CPD identifies suspect wanted for stealing packages from home on Christmas

The Columbia Police Department believes Dion Reeves is responsible for taking packages from a home on River Drive on Christmas Day.

Fairfield County School Board approves $5,000 yearly bonus for full-time teachers

As the fight for higher teacher pay continues, one school district superintendent is hoping to take things into his own hands.

7 officers killed nationwide in first two weeks of 2019

A mere two weeks into the new year and seven law enforcement officers have been killed nationwide, up 30 percent compared to the same time period last year.

Gov. McMaster says extra $1B in 2019 budget will go to state education, South Carolina’s prosperity

Governor Henry McMaster will release his executive budget for the 2019 -2020 at 10:45 a.m. at the Statehouse.

South Carolina is issuing February SNAP benefits early, DSS tells recipients to budget carefully

This will affect an estimated 231,000 households.

Report: Orangeburg woman missing, considered endangered

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing 21-year-old woman.

Gov. McMaster to give SC State of the State speech Jan. 23

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will outline his plans for 2019 in a speech before lawmakers next week

SC man struck, killed by tractor-trailer on US 178 identified

An investigation is underway by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Trump’s AG nominee Barr backs Mueller probe, supports border ‘barrier’

Nominee William Barr is expected to be confirmed, unless there is a major surprise during the hearing. It would be his second stint as attorney general.

Clemson Tigers greeted with fast food feast during White House visit Monday

The Clemson Tigers continue their National Championship celebration today with a visit to the white house.

Report: Man attempting to burglarize Lowcountry home taken down by husband and wife

Investigators said a man who attempted to burglarize a Lowcountry home got more than he bargained for when a husband and wife took the thief down and held him at knife point until deputies arrived.

Shutdown standoff: Dems rebuff Trump invite, thwarting effort to bypass Pelosi

The administration is trying to peel off Democratic support for Trump's demand for border wall money and negotiate directly with centrist lawmakers and some newly elected freshmen, including those in districts where Trump is popular.

Pedestrian hit, killed by tractor-trailer in Leesville

The Lexington County coroner says a man has been killed after being hit by a tractor trailer.

Fire causes significant damage to Columbia home

A fire that happened Monday night caused significant damage to a home in Columbia.

Mass overdose possibly fueled by fentanyl kills 1, sickens about a dozen

Having so many lives on the line strained city resources, officials said. It was like nothing they'd ever experienced.

  Talk of the Town: LifeChance - a time when ballet and puppies benefit others

This special event will feature top ballet artists from all over the country including the artists of Columbia Classical Ballet performing both classical ballet variations and contemporary pieces, all under the guidance of Columbia Classical Ballet’s artistic director Radenko Pavlovich.

Facility where vegetative woman gave birth launches internal review

Hacienda Healthcare picked a former prosecutor to lead the review into the incident. The facility is also being investigated by the state regulatory and law enforcement agencies.

Democrats consider subpoena for interpreter of Trump-Putin meeting

The official said Trump even confiscated his interpreter’s notes after talks with Putin in Germany in 2017 and reportedly told the interpreter to keep quiet about what was said in the room.

Judge orders Trump administration to remove citizenship question from 2020 census

The administration is expected to quickly file an appeal.

SC boy battling cancer gets his wish granted to ride in Jeep, hang out with K9 deputies

Landon Derrick had a pretty awesome Monday thanks to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

3 deputies shot while serving warrant in TX

The deputies were serving the warrant at about 9:30 p.m. Monday when a suspect inside opened fire. All three deputies were listed in fair condition.

Netflix to raise prices on all its subscription plans

Its most popular plan will see the largest hike, to $13 per month from $11. That option offers high-definition streaming on up to two different internet-connected devices simultaneously. Even at the higher price, that plan is still a few dollars cheaper than HBO, whose streaming service charges $15

If you use large amounts of water in these SC counties, you may need a permit

Seven Midlands counties are now a part of what’s called the Western Capacity Use Area (WCUA) designation.

‘Is this the best a man can get?’: New Gillette ad challenges men to ‘be better’

Company officials say they have no plans to pull the ad in the face of some negative reaction.

SC ranks among states with most racial progress, study says

South Carolina has been named among states with the most racial progress, according to a new study.

Broadway legend Carol Channing dies at age 97

Known for her smile and raspy voice, actress Carol Channing spent most of her career on stage in such musicals as "Hello, Dolly!" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes."

Police: UPS driver stole packages, sold luxury items on eBay

The UPS driver faces two felony charges of receiving stolen property, along with possessing and trafficking drugs. More charges may be filed.

Orangeburg County officers identify suspects wanted for stealing jewelry from Walmart

Orangeburg County deputies have identified two suspects wanted for stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from a Walmart in Orangeburg last month.

Lexington County man sentenced to life in prison for 2017 murder

Kobylak, a military veteran, and retired attorney was found beaten and partially bound with an electrical cord in his home on the 200 block of Shadow Dale Drive on February 20 when friends went to check on him after not being able to reach him by phone for several days.

Upstate school athletic trainer dies unexpectedly, school district says

The death comes just three days after the loss of another member of the Spartanburg Vikings family.

Warrants: SCDC employee charged with having sex with an inmate inside dorm, another sent sexual photos to inmates

Three South Carolina Department of Corrections employees has been charged in various crimes, with two of them being sexual in nature, according to warrants released by the department.

10 years later, lives changed and better lived are legacy of ‘Miracle on the Hudson’

Survivors recount how that day led to big life changes and small everyday choices, and to feeling joy more readily.

Replacing South Carolina’s aging voting system

Dr. Buell said there were instances where votes were miscounted or counted twice. He said most of the problems come from the election system itself.

Orangeburg sexual assault and kidnapping suspect now facing a murder charge

n Orangeburg man who was in court at the beginning of January for sexual assault and kidnapping charges is now facing a murder charge.

New Year, same old Columbia train problem, is there a fix soon?

It’s 2019, a new year, but Columbia is still facing an old problem, stopped trains on railroad tracks that cause a traffic nightmare.