First Alert Forecast: Cooler temperatures on the way as we continue to track the tropics

Get ready for some chilly mornings ahead. We’re also watching more activity in the tropics.

Tropical Storm Beta meandering toward Texas, Louisiana

Beta would be the ninth named storm to make landfall in the continental U.S. in 2020, tying a record set in 1916.
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  Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

The Supreme Court says Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87.

TOP STORIES

US Surgeon General visits Columbia to launch new COVID-19 testing initiative with state leaders

Asheville mother seriously burns infant in home, charged with child abuse, police say

  DHEC: 706 new cases of COVID-19, 9 new deaths announced in SC

SCHP: 1 dead in single-vehicle collision in Fairfield County

Tigers ready to play in front of home crowd Saturday vs. The Citadel

Fresh off their big win to open the season against Wake Forest, Clemson will play their first home game of the season when they welcome The Citadel to Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
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Boy, 6, helps critically injured dad call 911 after double shooting that killed mother

Police are searching for two men who allegedly robbed the couple before shooting them.

Sumter officials searching for 16-year-old girl suffering from mental illness

Officials: Missing boys from Aiken found safe with mother in Florida

  Bowman resident begins clean-up after Thursday flooding

  SC Supreme Court hears arguments over COVID-19 grant money promised to private schools

  SC surpasses 3,000 deaths associated with COVID-19

TROPICS: Active hurricane season continues, now using the Greek alphabet to name storms

NWS confirms at least 4 tornadoes occurred in the Midlands during Thursday’s storms

  DHEC reports 532 COVID-19 cases associated with K-12 schools as of Sept. 18

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  Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay.

SPORTS

  Tigers blank The Citadel in 49-0 rout

Gamecock legend Wilson named WNBA Most Valuable Player

Wilson received 43 of 47 first-place votes and accrued 458 total points from a panel of national sportswriters and broadcasters to earn the award.

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  UofSC sees continued drop in number of active COVID-19 cases on campus in Friday report

Kershaw Co. man arrested after deputies find drugs, guns in home

Vulgar, offensive tweets surface from two of Jaime Harrison’s campaign staffers

  Accidental shooting of 12-year-old happened when children were home alone, deputies say

  Man accused of stomping on bystander at Columbia protest arrested in latest round of charges

The sheriff says this arrest proves they're "coming for" people who turned peaceful protests violent.
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  Trump to Senate: Vote ‘without delay’ on his high court pick

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday cast an immediate spotlight on the vacancy on the high court, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowing to bring President Donald Trump’s nominee to a vote with just over six weeks before the election.

  19-year-old roommates charged in shooting at Granby Mills Apartments

  2 SC boys taken from foster care home, mother wanted for questioning

  Newberry Electric crew headed to AL to help with more than 77,000 customers without power

  FIRST ALERT: Sally’s remnants bring some sprinkles today, MUCH cooler this weekend