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Lexington PD searching for suspects who threatened to hurt victim’s baby during armed robbery

The Lexington Police Department is searching for two suspects - one named and one unnamed - who is accused of an armed robbery where they threatened to hurt the victim's baby before stealing cash and other items from the home.

Warrant says son of Florence mass shooter sexually assaulted a child

  SC politicians, President Trump react to confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

  Police searching for man responsible for overnight shooting in Five Points

  UPDATE: 2 dead, including an almost 2-year-old boy, in Sunday Richland Co. shooting identified

  Columbia PD: DNA match leads to additional charge for man accused of criminal sexual conduct

Wanted: House cleaner accused of pawning resident’s ring from late husband

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Dad of Maddox Ritch takes to social media with emotional post

Fighter pilot ejects safely from F-35 plane crash in Beaufort County, SC

Florence resident contracts West Nile Virus after being bitten by mosquito

Race car driver wanted for possession of stolen vehicle

NCDSS: Children not taken into custody from arrested parents unless in danger

Lexington daycare at center of DSS investigation after child found with black eye

WIS Investigates: Is the death penalty on hold in South Carolina?

There are 42 men on South Carolina's death row. So why has there only been one execution in the past six years?

Bishopville divided - again - over proposed bypass

Bishopville is divided over a proposed bypass. It's a bypass that Bishopville City Council shot down, but now it's back.Lee County administrators said $20 million in federal funds have been allocated to build this bypass.

Documents: Main Street Ice has lost $56,000 since 2012

Since 2012, the City of Columbia's Main Street Ice attraction, an ice rink planted right on Main Street near the Columbia Museum of Art, has lost more than $56,000, according to city documents.

Child sex ring case could be classified as human trafficking

Five men, including a former Richland County reserve deputy, are now being held on charges of operating a "child sex ring."All are accused of criminal sexual conduct with a minor.

South Carolina keeping a close eye on measles outbreak

USC murder-suicide just one of at least 13 SC school shootings in 30 years

Synthetic drug sold in Midlands said to have devastating effects

Landlord: 3-year-old `never had his chance` to live happy life

Term limits for sheriffs not being considered following Metts case

Expert: Surveillance cameras may not be the answer for child daycares

WIS undercover investigation finds synthetic marijuana in Midlands stores

A WIS undercover investigation found several stores in the Midlands, where the illegal drug synthetic marijuana apparently was available.

Store owner refutes claims that he sells synthetic marijuana

Earlier this week in a WIS undercover investigation, we took you inside the shops, and face-to-face with those apparently selling synthetic marijuana brands as identified by the drug enforcement administration.

WIS Investigates: Columbia Half Marathon

The Columbia area is home to dozens of running events. From 5K's to a full marathon and plenty of distances in between.Some, like the Governor's Cup races earlier this month, have been around for decades.And while most seem to go off without a hitch, one that's supposed to take place in three weeks appears to be in trouble.

UPULSIT TEST - Americans begin fast to protest treatment at Guantanamo

A protest is under way outside the US naval base in Cuba, where American activists are trying to draw attention to the treatment of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay.

NC infant dies after being trapped in burning house, parents hurt

Fire crews say a 10-week-old baby died after being trapped inside a burning home in East Spencer early Friday morning.

NC Jailer had sexual affair with inmate murder suspect, sheriff says

Officials in Burke County arrested a detention officer Friday afternoon for allegedly having multiple sexual encounters with a female inmate over a one-year period.

22 pets killed,11-year-old boy saved in NC house fire

An 11 year old was listed in critical condition at CMC.

COPY-Attorney files motion for release of remaining search warrants in Zahra case

An attorney has filed a motion to have 30 search warrants in the Zahra Baker death investigation to be released to the public.

NC man arrested for trying to euthanize his dog

Police have charged a Concord man who they say intentionally tried to kill his dog by stabbing it with a knife.

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Richland County to pursue tax delinquent businesses

Columbia (WIS)- It's a sign that the end of the month is near. Folks waiting in line to pay property taxes at the County Treasurer's office. It's not something a lot of folks like to do, but when taxes

Home movie shows JFK arriving in TX on fateful trip

A new home movie showing the arrival of President Kennedy in Texas the day he was assassinated went on display Monday.

Critical offensive underway in Afghanistan

Marines in Afghanistan report they're making progress in the war's largest offensive to date. It's also seen as a critical test of President Obama's strategy to ramp up troop levels and pave the way for a new civilian government.

Former student charged in Charlotte teacher's murder

A young man charged with the murder of a middle school teacher is a former student, according to our police sources.  Late Wednesday afternoon, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department charged Ashanti Braylan Bess, 22, with murder in the death of 38-year-old Anthony Davis.

New route means a different look for Macy's parade

Thousands lined the streets of Manhattan for the 83rd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Nightclub shooting suspect arrested in Spartanburg

One of the men police say was involved in a shooting at an illegal nightclub in south Charlotte this weekend is now in custody.

Lutherans accept clergy in 'lifelong' same-sex relationships

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America decided Friday evening to accept non-celibate clergy members and lay leaders who are in "lifelong" and "monogamous" same-sex relationships.

Reports: Russia tests 2nd sub-launched missile

News agencies say Russia has successfully tested its second submarine-launched ballistic missile in as many days.

Claudette brings heavy rains to mainland Florida

The outskirts of Tropical Storm Claudette are raining down on Florida. The storm is packing winds of at least 50 mph and heavy rain.

Ambulance crashes into NJ house, injures woman

An ambulance with its lights and sirens going crashed into a Woodbine, New Jersey home Monday.

Recession billboards ask Americans to lighten up

"Interesting fact about recessions ... they end."

Topless PETA models protest fish-flinging fishmongers

The animal rights group PETA played dead for its cause on the streets of Seattle Saturday.

Army: Soldiers in slayings faced intense combat

Soldiers from a Colorado unit accused in nearly a dozen slayings since returning home - including a couple gunned down as they put up a garage sale sign - could be showing a hostility fueled by intense combat in Iraq, the military said Wednesday.

Treasury seizes assets of extremist organization

The Obama administration on Thursday authorized the seizure of assets belonging to an extremist organization in Iraq and an Iranian backer of insurgents, saying both are responsible for deadly attacks in Iraq.

CA church vandals caught on tape

A statue of the Virgin Mary was vandalized then stolen at a church in northern California.

Alcatraz could begin hosting tourist sleepovers

Every day, hundreds of travelers hop a short ferry ride to San Francisco's infamous Alcatraz. For most the trip will include a few hours of sightseeing and a short ride back. But soon some could end up extending their visit.

Text of President Obama's speech on US-Russia relations

Text of President Barack Obama's speech Tuesday at the New Economic School graduation in Moscow, as provided by the White House.

Sears Tower unveils glass balconies

Chanti Lawrence says visiting the Sears Tower's new glass balconies has helped cure her fear of heights - almost.

Soldier fought Taliban in pink boxers; Army wants them for museum

Pvt. Zachary Boyd, known the world over as the soldier who fought the Taliban in pink boxers, is headed home to North Texas this weekend.

Major provisions of the $106B war spending bill

Key provisions of the $106 billion bill to fund military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through the remainder of the fiscal year ending Sept. 30. $79.9 billion for defense and intelligence activities

Couple accused of skinning puppy to make belt

A Muskogee, Oklahoma couple have been arrested after killing and skinning a 4-month-old puppy.

Texas bird attacks deli patrons

A bird has been attacking people at a San Antonio Deli, and apparently it has rules on who it will attack.

Transcript: Obama's speech in Cairo

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Thank you very much. Good afternoon. I am honored to be in the timeless city of Cairo, and to be hosted by two remarkable institutions. For over a thousand years, Al-Azhar has stood

Fla. man escapes police after driving lawnmower down I-75

Florida police are searching for a man who made a slow-speed getaway on Interstate 75.

South Dakota cowboy wins $232 million lottery

We now know the identity of the man who won that massive Powerball jackpot of $232 million.

Bulldog skateboards his way around Tokyo

He's Japans' latest celebrity. Bazooka is also Japans' best-known canine skateboarder.

Accused abortion doctor killer warns 'similar events are planned'

He's locked up on charges of first-degree murder and aggravated assault in the death of Dr. George Tiller, but it isn't stopping Scott Roeder from speaking out from behind bars.

Three eruptions from Colombia's Galeras volcano

Three volcano eruptions in southwest Colombia sent smoke and ash into the sky and prompted Colombian authorities to declare a red alert in the area.

Millions in stolen, historic Italian artifacts discovered in modest Illinois home

The FBI on Monday showed off a cache of ancient artifacts that a suburban Chicago man apparently hoarded in his home for decades - but no one is quite sure why.

Sheehan leads protest march near former Bush's new home

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan led about 50 people in a brief protest inside Dallas' Tony Preston Hollow neighborhood Monday.

Fla. man lops off girlfriend's fingers with machete

A Broward County, Florida, man attacked his girlfriend with a machete and chopped off four of her fingers.

Police: Gadsden man confesses to killing NC woman

Authorities say a South Carolina man has confessed to killing a North Carolina woman after she argued with him about ending their relationship.

Former astronaut, Columbia native may be new NASA chief

NBC News is reporting a senior administration official told them that former astronaut Charles F. Bolden, Jr. will meet with President Obama in the Oval Office on Monday morning and likely will be appointed the new NASA administrator.

Accused child molester caught after international manhunt

A man accused of running a child pornography ring by contracting with babysitters to bring him children he eventually molested has been captured in Brazil and returned to the United States to face charges.

US troops could stay in Mosul past June 30

The top U.S. commander in a northern Iraq province where al-Qaida remains a strong threat says his combat troops may stay in cities there past a June 30 deadline requiring them to pull back.

Passenger lands plane in Fla. after pilot dies

A passenger landed a twin-engine plane at Southwest Florida International Airport after the pilot died in flight, saving five people.

Bank of America shareholders vote to remove chairman

As loud as protesters were outside Bank of America's shareholder's meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, it was the stockholders inside who voiced their displeasure mainly at Bank Chairman and CEO Ken Lewis.

Woman: My dad was Zodiac killer, I helped

A Southern California woman claims her father was the infamous Zodiac killer who terrorized the Bay Area in the 1960s and 1970s, and said she helped him write and mail the letters that earned him the sensational nickname.

Returning soldiers treated for brain injury and PTSD

As President Obama asks for 83 billion dollars more to fund operations in Iraq an Afghanistan there are mounting concerns over the mental health of U.S. troops, specifically those returning from the battlefield.

Colorado cowboy pulled over for drunken horseback riding

The sight of the horse and rider in an Arvada, Colorado strip mall gathered a crowd of cell phone-wielding onlookers just as police arrived.

US swine flu total tops 100, SC and GA added to list

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the number of swine flu cases in the United States has topped 100, with confirmed infections in 11 states including South Carolina and Georgia.