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Cooper, South Carolina roll past Belmont in women’s NCAAs

Te'a Cooper had 13 points, Alexis Jennings added 12 points and nine rebounds, and fourth-seeded South Carolina shook off a sluggish start to pull away from No. 13 seed Belmont 74-52 Friday in the opening round of the women's NCAA Tournament

Crews removing brush find skeletal remains in field, police say

Lexington Police seek man wanted for overnight burglaries, car theft

CPD: Driver detained after 3-year-old killed, mother injured in Lamar St. collision

  Sumter couple involved in throwing Chihuahuas over SPCA fence identified

  ‘I’m not leaving,’ speaker and author to talk at USC about experiences during 1994 Rwandan genocide

  10th annual Palmetto200 Relay Race kicks off at Red Bank Arena

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  CHA board elects new chair and vice-chair

Family of teen killed in Lowcountry boating incident files wrongful death lawsuit

  Trio of former SC high school hoops stars return home for NCAA Tournament

  Pro-life and pro-choice advocates debate fetal heartbeat bill

  ‘We don’t know why he couldn’t feel the vibrations’ family mourns the loss of deaf man hit, killed by train near Chapel Rd.

  Gamecocks strut their stuff for NFL scouts at Pro Day

  Complete coverage: Allen Benedict Court apartments timeline

Here are links to all of the coverage on Allen Benedict Court apartments since Jan. 17 in chronological order.

  Shooting victim, girlfriend arrested after incident at apartment; victim’s brother still at large

Kamron Gibson-Brown and Brieanna Hobson were both arrested following an incident at an apartment on Wednesday.

  USC legend A’ja Wilson raises $15K for children with cancer and blood disorders

University of South Carolina legend A'ja Wilson is giving back to the community in a big way.

  Medical-legal partnerships working together to help families across South Carolina

The University of South Carolina’s Carolina Health Advocacy Medicolegal Partnership (CHAMPS) Clinic is made up of a team of graduate students and faculty from USC’s School of Law. They work with low-income clients to understand the medical system.

  Winning $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Goose Creek

Gaston man arrested after police chase ends near Platt Springs Rd.

  SC Family launches 'Limitless Purpose’ movement for acceptance on World Down Syndrome Day

Man wanted for stealing items from Lexington Co. home

World Meteorological Organization retires storm names Florence and Michael

  Lethal Libido: FDA warns the public of dangerous over-the-counter male enhancement pills

  Opioid antidote use continues to rise in SC

They are one of the many pharmacies in South Carolina who can dispense naloxone to someone without a prescription. The drug is used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

  A street-crossing gamble: Advocates say it’s time to fix the Millwood Ave. pedestrian problem

As the South Carolina Department of Transportation continues to study traffic on Millwood Avenue after three pedestrian fatalities there in four years, a bill is in a House committee that would require SCDOT to implement a policy targeting unsafe streets around the state.

  Officials: More than 25,000 people expected to travel to downtown Columbia for NCAA tournament

The City of Columbia is anticipating more than 25,000 people will descend on downtown Columbia this weekend as the city plans host to its first NCAA tournament since 1970.

  Your best options for parking in Columbia for March Madness weekend

City of Columbia Parking Services has partnered with local transportation groups to offer several options to move around downtown this weekend for March Madness.

  SC Senator introduces resolution pushing for sale of Santee Cooper

The joint resolution has been referred to the Senate Finance Committee for consideration. Governor McMaster has tweeted about the legislation, calling it “clear and decisive leadership.”

  Wilmington bulldog named Cadbury’s newest bunny

Wilmington’s own Henri the English bulldog has been named the new Cadbury bunny.

What’s the MOOOOVE? Cattle holds up traffic on SC roadway

Two cows took over one Orangeburg road Wednesday afternoon causing a little traffic congestion.

  EMTs let a man walk away to his eventual death in SC

When Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived to try and grab Paul Tarashuk, 26, they believed he was on drugs. He was not. He was having a schizophrenic episode.

2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke in SC on 2-day grassroots road trip this weekend

The latest Democratic presidential hopeful, Beto O'Rourke, has announced his campaign will be in the Palmetto State this weekend.

  Lexington One starts process of buying land for new middle school, relocation to help with overcrowding

The Lexington One District has approved new attendance lines for Beechwood Middle- the new school on Highway 378 set to open this August.

Columbia ranks among the 15 fattest metro areas in America, study says

Columbia, SC has placed among the 15 fattest metro areas in America, according to a new WalletHub study.

  Orangeburg man wanted for involvement in weekend shooting

Deputies in Orangeburg County are searching for Bobby Miller following a shooting that injured one person on Saturday.

Coroner IDs Aiken man killed in crash on Beaverdam Rd.

The Aiken County Coroner has identified a man killed in a crash that happened on March 14.

  KCSO: Camden motel shooting was part of ‘drug deal that went bad', victim says

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that happened at a motel in East Camden

  Former Allen Benedict Court residents to receive free food boxes Wednesday

Displaced residents from Allen Benedict Court will receive free food boxes Wednesday morning, two months after being displaced from their homes when a carbon monoxide leak was discovered at the apartment complex.

  RCSD: Teen charged with bringing unloaded gun to Kelly Mill Middle to remain in custody until hearing

A 14-year-old student at Kelly Mill Middle School was arrested for carrying a weapon onto school grounds on Tuesday, according to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

  Report: Student, 13, took loaded gun to Howard Middle School

A 13-year-old male student at Howard Middle School allegedly took a fully loaded .380-caliber gun to school on Monday, according to an Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  Richland 1 parents meet with law enforcement agencies to discuss school safety

A meeting for parents in Richland School District 1 Tuesday night centered around school safety.

  Lawmakers moving quickly to lure Panthers to South Carolina

South Carolina lawmakers are working quickly to pass legislation that would incentivize professional sports teams to set up shop in the Palmetto State.

  VIDEO: SC teen thought to never talk again speaks for first time in nearly 2 years

Doctors didn’t think he’d live... and if he did by some chance survive, they didn’t think he’d ever walk or speak again. Now 21 months later, not only is Jackson walking on his own - he sounded out his first words since the 2017 crash.

  Witnesses, district applaud school bus driver who got students off bus ahead of blaze

Witnesses said a quick-thinking school bus driver saved dozens of kindergarten students after their bus caught fire on the way to a field trip.

  Should Columbia ban single-use plastic in Columbia? City leaders weigh in

Some proponents believe action like banning single-use plastics such as straws, or plastic bags, would be a step toward limiting the excess litter and waste that enters our rivers and lakes in the Midlands.

Columbia Housing Authority pleads with landlords to help remaining 83 ABC families find homes

The Columbia Housing Authority is asking landlords in Columbia to help the remaining families displaced from Allen Benedict Court Apartments to find homes.

Report: SC listed as 35th most-targeted state for tax season phone scams

There’s a pretty good chance you’ve recently received a call from a person falsely claiming to be with the IRS this year.

  Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker to participate in CNN town hall, other events in SC

New Jersey Senator and presidential hopeful Cory Booker is scheduled to participate in a series of events in South Carolina, one of which will be a televised town hall broadcasted on CNN.

  Sumter man wanted in multiple laundromat break-ins

Sumter Police need your help finding a man wanted in a string of break-ins.

SC teen known from viral video singing at McDonald’s drive-thru auditions for ‘The Voice’

Cecily Hennigan joins Team Blake on 'The Voice'

  VP Mike Pence coming to SC to campaign for Sen. Lindsey Graham

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to South Carolina to help Senator Lindsey Graham kick off his 2020 re-election campaign, officials announced Monday.

  South Carolina to make 8th straight appearance in NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament

For the 16th time in school history, South Carolina is headed to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

  Mixed reaction among USC fans after NCAA women’s bracket leaks before selection show

South Carolina fans had mixed reaction after the NCAA Women’s Tournament bracket was unveiled on ESPNU hours ahead of the Selection Monday show.

  Educators, senators work together to change education bill

Lawmakers have been amending the massive-education reform bill since it was introduced.

  FREE gameday shuttles available for March Madness in the Midlands

This is the first time in nearly 50 years that March Madness is coming to the Midlands.

  New cameras, license plate readers installed throughout Myrtle Beach

The Myrtle Beach Police Department now has eyes in over 900 areas of the city.

  ‘Wasn’t just a house:’ 6 months later, Conway residents face tough choices after Hurricane Florence

In Conway, officials there say more than 300 homes were damaged. Almost 100 of those homes were in the Sherwood Community, it was an area that President Trump toured.

  ‘We’ve dropped the ball,’ Fort Jackson leadership says as it works to improve on-post housing

Top officials at Fort Jackson are taking on some of the responsibility following complaints of sub-standard housing conditions on base after the Army launched a nationwide effort to step-up inspections and increase transparency between military bases and their partners.

  Columbia woman brings the arts to underserved children

According to their website, the Auntie Karen Foundation’s mission is to create and implement a series of reproducible community outreach programs designed to empower, enlighten, and educate through the arts.

  ‘They are suffering:’ SC neighbors trying to help after ducks found injured with blow darts

Wildlife conservationists are looking for answers after a pair of ducks were found injured at the International Club in Murrells Inlet.

Fort Bragg collects cards for WWII veteran’s 100th birthday

A special member of Fort Bragg is turning 100 years old this week, and staff members need your help to make him feel special.

Crews respond to crash involving school bus in Lexington County, no students on board

Crews responded to a crash involving a school bus and one other vehicle in Lexington County on Monday morning.

  Officials investigate early-morning house fire in Lexington County

Lexington County fire officials are investigating after they responded to a house fire early Monday morning.

Orangeburg woman shot in face when bullets fired into apartment

A 29-year-old Parkside Drive woman is undergoing treatment for a gunshot wound to the face after someone fired into her apartment on Friday night.

  RCSD: Man arrested for stealing 58-inch TV, breaking into a church

Deputies in Richland County have arrested a man in connection to robbery and burglary.

  Overall top seed Duke highlights 8 teams playing in NCAA Tournament in Columbia

Several teams are looking to bring home the national championship this year and a few of those teams are making their way to Columbia this week.

  Former HUD Secretary campaigns in Columbia ahead of 2020

Presidential Candidates continue to visit the Palmetto State ahead of the 2020 election.

Reward offered after Murrells Inlet ducks tortured with blow darts

Officials are looking for answers Sunday after a pair of ducks were found injured.Pictured surfaced on social media Sunday of a pair of ducks with blow dart injuries. One duck appears to have been shot in the head and the other in the neck.

  Ex-LCSD deputy files lawsuit after agency being blocked on Facebook

Retired Lexington County deputy Edward Richardson is suing the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department after he was blocked from posting on the agency’s Facebook page.

  10 inmates released from SCDC early due to miscalculations of sentences

Ten inmates have been released earlier than they should have been from the S.C. Department of Corrections.

  CHA records show stove replaced one month before victim found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning

Newly released records from the Columbia Housing Authority show the stove in 30-year-old Derrick Roper’s apartment was replaced five weeks before he was found dead of carbon monoxide poisoning.

  Director says job re-entry program credited with inmate population drop, recidivism rate decline

The director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections is praising the efforts and funding of a program that empowers inmates upon their release.

  Hurricane Florence six months later: Nichols native brings spark back to town hammered by Florence

Six months after suffering catastrophic flooding at the hands of Hurricane Florence, the small town of Nichols if fighting to stay alive.

No. 22 Auburn beats South Carolina 73-64 in SEC quarterfinal

Jared Harper scores 27 as No. 22 Auburn beats South Carolina 63-54 in SEC Tournament for sixth consecutive victory

  Clarendon Co. Coroner: Driver dies on eve of birthday in I-95 collision

All southbound lanes on I-95 at mile marker 100 are blocked due to a crash that took place on the Santee Bridge.

Woman, 2-year-old ‘shaken up’ after Orangeburg train collision

A woman and a 2-year-old didn’t appear to have any physical injuries on Thursday afternoon after a train struck their vehicle, Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Capt. Alfred Alexander said.

Search underway for missing plane that was headed for South Carolina

Search crews are hunting for a missing plane that was headed to South Carolina Thursday evening but never arrived, according to officials.

Former SC State star Harper inducted into MEAC Hall of Fame

Dwayne Harper, a former standout at Orangeburg-Wilkinson and South Carolina State, is now one of five new inductees in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.

Alleged shooter in New Zealand mosque attacks mentions Dylann Roof as inspiration

The man who authorities say killed at least 49 people Friday in shootings at two New Zealand mosques mentions Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof as inspiration.

Mother of Marcus Lattimore to be keynote speaker at Kinship Care Day

Yolanda Smith, Marcus Lattimore’s mother and the vice president of the Marcus Lattimore Foundation, will be the keynote speaker at Kinship Care Day on March 19.

Gamecocks hopeful freshman guard Lawson will play in SEC Tournament

The South Carolina Gamecocks will likely get their second-leading scorer back in the lineup Friday.