PSC votes to approve SCANA-Dominion merger; protests erupt

Commissioners have voted to approve the merger between SCANA and Dominion energy.Protests erupted immediately after the Public Service Commission made a motion to approve, and several SCE&G customers stood up and chanted before walking out.

Texas judge dismantles Obamacare, ruling individual mandate unconstitutional

Columbia man sentenced to four years after swindling thousands of dollars from multiple victims

Watch: Pair of horses pull tractor trailer up icy hill

UPDATE: Columbia fire says blaze at condemned state mental health hospital under control

Officials investigating after body found in water at Finlay Park

South Carolina Department of Education releases list of Priority Schools

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  RCSD seeking man wanted for murder of 19-year-old on Crestview Ave.

Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder was often tainted with asbestos for years, report says

2, including 14-year-old, charged in numerous car break-ins in Sumter County; 1 wanted

Sorry, Lululemon is not recruiting brand ambassadors through Instagram

‘Let this Lamborghini light your fire,’ pastor says while giving wife $200k Lamborghini - he’s now defending the purchase

Facebook bug gave third parties access to photos for 6.8 million accounts

  Armored truck deposits cash on highway in NJ

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CPD: Suspect arrested in connection to Ardincaple Drive murder

Columbia Police Department Investigators have arrested a 22-year-old man in connection with last weekend’s shooting death on Ardincaple Drive.

Rich family offering a photographer $100k to travel the world and take photos of them

You get sick pay and 30 days of vacation time, but you have to be ready to go at a moment's notice.

Friday is National Free Shipping Day

The website FreeShippingDay.com has a comprehensive list of stores with online deals. Deals also include guaranteed delivery by Christmas Day, in many cases.

RCSD: Social media threat towards Westwood High School not credible

Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

Toyota recalls address possible restraint, braking issues

Woman seriously injured in bear attack in PA

Hundreds of meals served to officers in honor of Officer Greg Alia Day

Families Helping Families on track to donate gifts to highest number of families yet

  Mueller rejects Flynn’s argument that FBI interview was deceptive

Mueller’s office submitted a response on Friday to Flynn’s sentencing memo, which itself was submitted earlier this week.

Senate rebukes Trump, Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi, Yemen war

Although the resolutions are largely symbolic — because it's unclear if they will be considered by the House — passage Thursday showed senators seeking to assert oversight of Trump administration foreign policy and the relationship with Saudi Arabia.

Multiple bomb threats reported in WBTV area, across country

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department issued a statement saying they were investigating “unsubstantiated bomb threats.”

Twenty-seven gang members charged with 46 federal counts in Horry County drug trafficking conspiracy

U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon announced Thursday a major drug bust that took place in Horry County.

UPDATE: Law enforcement in the Midlands clear scenes of unsubstantiated bomb threats; email threats sent nationwide

Law enforcement agencies in the Midlands who responded to bomb threats have cleared the areas.

Police: SC mother facing four felonies after the remains of two newborns were found

A woman has been charged with four felonies after giving birth to two babies and then allegedly killing them, according to the North Myrtle Beach Police Department.

  Sumter County deputies: SUV stolen had Christmas gifts inside was recovered with the items missing

Sumter County deputies have found a missing SUV with gifts inside.

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Portion of Huger Street closed due to gas line break

Columbia police say they are blocking traffic between the 1100 and 1200 blocks of Huger Street in all directions following a gas line break.

Bomb threats sent to businesses, universities and media nationwide

Threats are being sent in to create mass disruption.

Talk of the Town: South Carolina’s Sacred Spaces

Mike Bedenbaugh, the executive director of Preservation South Carolina, appeared on WIS TV to share the concern for preserving an integral part of South Carolina’s history. One that, if left untouched, could just go away.

Authorities respond to two bomb threats in Georgetown County; similar threats made nationwide

Authorities have responded to a reported bomb threat in Murrells Inlet Thursday afternoon.

As protectors abandon Trump, investigation draws closer

Though Cohen broke down during his sentencing hearing Wednesday, Trump remained uncharacteristically quiet, his Twitter feed still while he ignored shouted questions about his former attorney at a White House event. But Trump has been far from silent during the monthslong Cohen saga.

SC man discovers 50-year-old watch worth nearly $40K, donates it to the Salvation Army

After taking in an old watch to have it repaired, one Midlands man discovers the more than 50-year-old watch is now worth nearly $40,000.

Boy Scouts of America considers filing for bankruptcy, report says

The organization is one of the largest youth groups in the country.

Hawaii’s Jason Momoa leads powerful haka performance at ‘Aquaman’ premiere

It’s not every day you see a haka being performed during a red carpet premiere. But who better to lead one than Hawaii’s own Jason Momoa?

Man wanted for murder in Indiana arrested in SC

A man wanted for murder in Indiana has been arrested in South Carolina.

SCE&G employees give bags of food, gifts to families in need

This morning, dozens of SCE&G employees made an assembly line in an effort to help their neighbors.

Former Sumter lieutenant files lawsuit, claims employment ended after discrimination

A former Sumter lieutenant’s lawsuit claim will go to federal trial after she lost her job several years ago.

North Carolina city prepping for possible marijuana sales

The Asheville Alcoholic Beverage Control board chairman told the City Council Tuesday that there's a national trend of marijuana legalization, and it's the board's job to anticipate changes.

Win $100K by ditching your smartphone for a year

Vitaminwater is offering $100,000 if you can prove you can live without your smartphone for one year.

Son has nowhere to hide when Mom embarrasses him on camera at basketball game

Mandy Remmell went for it when the 'fan cam' pointed at her during a Kelly Clarkson song. Her son may never forgive her.

UPDATE: 20-year-old identified in deadly crash on I-26EB in Lexington

The victim of a deadly I-26EB crash that happened Wednesday night has been identified.

  Bones found in family home ID’d as father missing for decades

One night back in 1961, Mike Carroll's father, George, disappeared. The explanations for his father's disappearance never sat well with the son.

Attempted traffic stop ends in crash at W.A. Perry Middle School

A short police chase ended in a single car crash at W. A. Perry Middle School near Barhamville Road in Columbia Thursday morning.

Trump’s 10 terrorists: The evolution of a statistic

These 10 do not exist, except as a federal statistic that Trump and his vice president put through a rhetorical grinder in service of describing emigrants from Mexico as a menace.

Boy, 11, changes last name from ‘Trump’ due to bullying

While his parents work on getting his name legally changed, the boy will be going by his father’s last name at school.

Would-be burglar rescued after getting stuck in restaurant grease vent for 2 days

The sheriff’s office says the man was physically exhausted and suffering from dehydration. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

UPDATE: Overturned tractor-trailer carrying chicken by-product cleared from Garners Ferry Road near Hwy. 601

Crews have removed a tractor-trailer carrying chicken by-product from the roadway after it overturned on Garners Ferry Road near Hwy. 601 Wednesday evening.

SC inmate tells Department of Corrections in $1M lawsuit that his religion requires him to smoke weed

Rose, 41, says his Rastafarian religious practice includes smoking marijuana and says he wants $1 million in punitive and actual damages.

‘This is not what we signed up for’: SC teachers lobby for education reform

“People say this is what we signed up for and this is not in any shape or form what we signed up for,” Mary Sue Worthy, a teacher with SC for Ed, said. Worthy has been teaching in South Carolina for 26 years and said she’s seen a dramatic shift in how teachers are viewed and treated.

Clemson prepares for the Cotton Bowl in their first bowl practice Wednesday

The experience of preparing for the playoffs in the three previous seasons does help with how to manage practices and the players. Dabo believes in the Tigers formula to be successful in the postseason.

Is there a drug problem in Richland and Lexington counties? New billboards offer ‘help’

New numbers show some encouraging and not-so-encouraging news about opioid overdoses in the Midlands.

After the holidays pass, here’s where you can recycle your Christmas tree in the Midlands

After you’ve unwrapped your presents and drank all of your eggnog, here’s where you can recycle your Christmas tree, courtesy of Keep the Midlands Beautiful.

After vehicle break-ins in the Midlands, police encourage neighborhood watch groups but not vigilantes

Irmo Police Department representatives are saying the same thing. If you see something suspicious, they say they’re here to handle it.

Del Monte canned corn recalled

Del Monte Inc. announced a recall of nearly 65,000 cases of fiesta corn seasoned with red and green peppers due to under-processing.

Jesse Osborne enters guilty pleas in deadly Townville school shooting

The 16-year-old suspect in the 2016 shooting at Townville Elementary School has entered guilty pleas on five indictments -- two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder.

Sumter Police looking for one of four people involved in convenience store armed robbery

Sumter Police are looking for one of four people involved in the armed robbery of a convenience store last month.

Police search for missing 16-year-old Conway girl

Horry County police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old girl.

  RCSD: Third arrest made in 2017 death of 81-year-old Air Force veteran during a store robbery

The suspects stole a television and fled the scene by car. Jeffrey Alan Simmons and Jason Randolph were previously arrested and charged in this incident.

“She didn’t want to live like this”: Bond denied for elderly man accused of killing ill wife of 40 years in nursing home

Thomas Ballenger told investigators that he was depressed and harbored a significant amount of guilt for his wife’s illness.

TALK OF THE TOWN: Free concert for you from Fort Jackson

As a special Christmas present to you, the Fort Jackson 282nd Army Band will perform a free concert to the community called Home for the Holidays.

Netflix: What’s coming and going in January

The four movies in the Indiana Jones series will arrive to Netflix on Jan. 1. Also coming is "Solo: A Star Wars Story" on Jan. 9, a prequel featuring a young Han Solo, with Alden Ehrenreich behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon.

Nikki Haley sits down with Craig Melvin on ‘TODAY’ Show for first interview since resignation

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley sat down with Craig Melvin on the Today Show for her first television interview since announcing she will step down from her position at the end of the year.

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Cohen, 52, appeared at a courthouse in Manhattan for a sentencing hearing before U.S. District Judge William Pauley III and took on Trump’s characterization of him as “weak.”

2 doctors’ photos play role in sexual abuse claims involving hundreds of victims

In one case, a disgraced University of Southern California gynecologist has led police to a collection of nude photographs that may be connected with the abuse alleged by his patients. In another case, victims of a deceased New York doctor are demanding to know what happened to the photos.

Sunset Blvd. reopens after vehicle fire at Lexington Mattress Firm

Sunset Blvd. in Lexington has reopened after a vehicle fire at Mattress Firm shut down the roadway Wednesday.

Coroner releases cause of death of former Clemson football player

Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley has released the cause of death of former Clemson football player CJ Fuller.

Toddler shot baby in face while couple showered, police said

The child is alive but was seriously wounded and has been in critical condition since Saturday.

Dutch Fork High School students say new state website makes applying to college much easier

A Midlands teacher tells WIS that after hearing about the new Get Smart website on News 10 Sunrise, she’s bringing this revolutionary new web tool right inside the classroom at Dutch Fork High School.

Most drug overdoses involve fentanyl, CDC finds

The study found illicit drugs like fentanyl, heroin and cocaine were the leading causes of unintentional overdoses, and prescription drugs were more likely to be involved in suicidal overdoses.

Woman found dead on FL interstate; family alleges date left her for dead

Authorities said the woman's body had been struck by several cars while lying in the roadway. It is unknown how she died.

Democrats focus on voting rights ahead of 2020 primary

Multiple potential contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination are elevating the issue of voting rights as they prepare to launch campaigns. They're vowing to oppose Republican-backed efforts to require identification to vote, reinstate protections eliminated by a 2013 Supreme Court ruling

Armed robbery suspect apprehended by Orangeburg Police

An Orangeburg man has been charged following the robbery of a local business at gunpoint.

RCSD searching of Dollar General burglary suspect

Richland County Sheriff's Department is asking the community to help them identify a suspect wanted for burglary.

Update: All lanes back open after gas leak on Sunset Blvd. in Lexington Co.

All lanes of Sunset Boulevard/U.S. 378 near Old Cherokee Road are closed due to a natural gas leak.

Major fire causes $1 million in damages at 237-year-old historic Fort Mill church

Construction on the building that caught fire Sunday began early in the spring of 1881. The building was completed by fall of 1881 and the first service was held.

More than 1,000 guns seized off Midlands streets thanks to joint task force

A joint task force between the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Columbia Police Department resulted in the seizure of more 1,000 guns off the streets.

8-year-old who asked for exactly 190 cards for Christmas gets thousands

Just last week, 8-year-old Drake Quibodeaux, a Vinton boy fighting a terminal brain tumor had a simple request to get 190 cards for what could be his last Christmas. Little did he and his family know the overwhelming amount of support they’d get.