First Alert Forecast: Tracking a gradual warming trend this week along with our next chance of rain

If you’ve been waiting for some slightly warmer weather, then this is your week. However, the warmth won’t stick around long.

  Governor McMaster says he will order hospitals to put off elective surgeries if vaccinations don’t speed up

  Clarendon County left with no vaccination options as federal distribution slows roll-out

  King Day at the Dome goes virtual, leaders stress message more important than ever

  ‘I still can’t believe it’: Gamecock hoops legend Wilson in awe of statue

No. 4 South Carolina, Boston beat No. 15 Arkansas 104-82

  More than 600 S.C. National Guard to assist in Washington, D.C.

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SC State’s ‘Marching 101’ to perform during virtual celebration ahead of inauguration

  DHEC leader addresses drive-thru vaccine clinic at S.C. State Fairgrounds, why it wasn’t publicized

  17-year-old arrested in connection with teenager’s shooting death

  DHEC reports 2,946 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths Monday

  Publix to begin providing COVID-19 vaccines by appointment starting Wednesday

  Missing 16-year-old girl found safe, deputies say

Chase leads to arrest of man accused of robbing Dollar General in Pelion

Jackson has also been charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, failure to stop for blue lights, driving under the influence, and several other traffic charges.

Small earthquake recorded in Midlands of SC

The magnitude 2.1 earthquake happened just before 6 a.m. Monday in Sumter County.

  FIRST ALERT - Sunny and dry conditions will continue, but rain will arrive to end the week

Clear skies today turn cloudy come Thursday with a 30% chance of some showers.

  SC man wanted after taking selfie with John C. Calhoun statue during siege of U.S. Capitol

A photo of the man, along with his name, was sent to the FBI and an investigation was launched.

  Columbia store sells third big-win lottery ticket in less than a month

  WATCH: King Day at the Dome virtual rally: Where do we go from here?

  WATCH: Columbia Urban League hosts 23rd annual MLK Breakfast

1 dead in fatal collision on I-95 South involving motorcyclist

  Protestors gather at State House over free speech concerns

  Former Myrtle Beach mayor John Rhodes dies after battle with COVID-19

Charleston Police release suspect information in Democratic HQ vandalism

Anyone with information on who the suspect is or his whereabouts is asked to contact the Charleston Police Department.

SC’s King Day at the Dome rally going virtual in 2021

The NAACP is holding an event on Zoom starting at 10 a.m. Monday.

‘An unconstitutional act of political vengeance:’ Graham pens new letter opposing impeachment of Trump

Graham reaffirmed his position in a letter to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

  DHEC reports 4,584 new COVID-19 cases, 76 deaths Sunday

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 351,887 and confirmed deaths to 5,654.

  Lexington woman sentenced to 9 years in prision on meth, firearm charges

The charges stem from a traffic stop that occurred in Lexington on July 3, 2018.

Horry County Police details procession to MUSC for fallen officer

The department also says members of the community are invited the line the escort route.

Charleston Co. Democratic Party headquarters vandalized

The Charleston County Democratic Party says their headquarters has been vandalized.

  Local man spends stimulus check on meals for homeless

A local man spent his stimulus checks on providing meals for the homeless.

Suspect detained following high-speed chase in Chester County

No law enforcement officers were injured.

Reward increased to $20K for info in deadly York Co. home invasion on Christmas night

The FBI is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of three people involved in a violent home invasion that occurred in Hickory Grove on Christmas night.

Man in custody after early morning Aiken County fight turned deadly

Investigators tell News 12 they have obtained warrant on 37-year-old Darry Jackson Redding of Windsor, SC for involuntary manslaughter, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and failure to stop for blue lights and siren.

  Vaccine shortage in SC threatens vaccination push by hospitals

They may not have the doses to get it done.

  DHEC reports 4,671 new COVID-19 cases, 64 deaths Saturday

This brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 346,880 and confirmed deaths to 5,577.

CPD: Man arrested in connection with Finlay Park shooting

The shooting, according to police, happened near the enclosed stage area.

One dead in single-vehicle collision on Sharon Church Rd in Lexington

The accident occurred on January 15 shortly after 8:30 p.m.

First Alert Forecast: Cold & windy today, a little warmer next week

Bundle up! We’re tracking much cooler weather for your weekend.

  Deputies in Kershaw Co. seek ‘porch pirate’ wanted for stealing package

The incident happened at a home in Elgin.

  State, local law enforcement discuss safety measures in place leading up to Inauguration Day

The South Carolina State House will be closed to the public from Jan. 16 to 20.

  Sumter School District extends virtual learning through February 1

District officials cite the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases as the reason for the decision.

  Breast cancer patient expresses concern for high-risk people in need of COVID-19 vaccine

While N.C. vaccine guidelines expanded to people 65 and up, there are some people in the high risk category who believe they should be moved up on the state's list.

  Kershaw County sheriff, former deputy named in lawsuit over alleged assault

The lawsuit names Sheriff Lee Boan and Johnathan Goldsmith over an incident where Goldsmith knocked out a Kershaw man, Tony Sims, in mid-October following a suspicious vehicle call.

Deputies: Among armed robberies, suspects threw $20 bills, wished customers ‘Merry Christmas’ in S.C.

Lancaster County deputies charged 21-year-old Reco Lamont Miller for his alleged role in three armed robberies at businesses from Dec. 14-23, 2020.

  ‘No specific threats to the state of South Carolina’ ahead of Inauguration, officials say

The FBI has warned of the potential for armed protests at all 50 statehouses, as well as the U.S. Capitol. State officials say the South Carolina State House and the surrounding area are secure.

  Health officials aim to ramp up large-scale vaccinations for people ages 70 and up

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) gave an update on Friday, saying that they’re working with their partners to get large-scale vaccinations for those over 70 years old ramped up as quickly as possible.

Concord woman takes home $440,000 lottery prize

Phyllis Davis purchased her winning ticket for Sunday’s drawing on the North Carolina Lottery’s mobile app.

  SC Hospital Association: Hospitals will receive ‘significantly less’ COVID-19 vaccine next week

South Carolina hospitals will be getting “significantly less” COVID-19 vaccines next week, according to officials with the South Carolina Hospital Association.

With Martin quarantined, Gamecocks focus on matchup vs. LSU as Shingler takes the helm

Bruce Shingler will step in as the acting head coachf for the Gamecocks on Saturday after Frank Martin tests positive for COVID-19 for a second time.

  Body recovered from pond confirmed to be missing Horry County man, authorities say

A body recovered from a Carolina Forest pond is that of a missing Horry County man, according to authorities.

  Owner of Andy’s Deli dies, local leaders express sadness over loss of ‘Columbia icon’

A staple for many in the city, 79-year-old Andy Shlon ran the deli with his family.

  ‘Don’t give up.’ 74-yr-old among first patients in expanded age group to secure vaccine appointment

Frank Tatum got an appointment for his first dose of the vaccine by calling Novant Health.

82-year-old man dies weeks after New Year’s Day assault in Rock Hill, S.C.

An 82-year-old man has died weeks after a New Year’s Day assault in Rock Hill.

Sen. Graham ready to work with Biden, ‘time to move on’ from Trump impeachment

Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters Friday he believes a plan to impeach President Donald Trump after he leaves office is unconstitutional.

  Prisma Health to open drive-thru vaccine center in Columbia on Monday

On Friday, officials with Prisma Health announced the company would be opening a community COVID-19 vaccine center in the Midlands.

  DHEC reports 1,845 new COVID-19 cases, 93 deaths Friday, says numbers still incomplete

There are 2,424 hospitalized patients who have COVID-19 or are suspected of having it and awaiting a test, DHEC said.

  WATCH: Special report ‘COVID-19 Vaccine in SC’

If you missed the latest WIS special report, “COVID-19 Vaccine in SC,” watch it in full in this article.

Deputies investigating crash involving SC trooper

A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper collided with a vehicle while it was pursuing another vehicle in Orangeburg County Wednesday night.

N.C. reaches 8 million COVID-19 tests taken

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is continuing to track confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths.

  Furry Friend Fridays: Meet Earl

He can be interactive, talkative and energetic but also settles down and relaxes very nicely.

70-year-old man charged with sexual exploitation of minors

Monty Walker, 70, is accused of distributing files of child sexual abuse material.

  Sumter Police in search of woman wanted in connection with attempted armed robbery

Officials said the 19-year-old Manning woman was seen with two others at the time of an attempted armed robbery that happened around 4:30 p.m. at a motel on Broad Street.

  70+ age group struggles to find COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Some seniors who have had success booking an appointment will still have to wait for weeks

Saxton scores 20 to lead No. 5 Gamecocks past Vanderbilt

Four Gamecocks finished in double figures as Carolina defeated Vanderbilt 106-43.

Ex-Bamberg County councilman facing new sex charges; Jasper County allegations unsealed

The S.C. Law Enforcement Division has charged the 49-year-old with third-degree criminal sexual conduct, dissemination of obscene material to a person under 18 and committing lewd or lascivious act upon a child under age 16.

Franklin Graham says ‘shame’ on 10 Republicans who voted to impeach President Trump

Franklin Graham is not pleased with the 10 Republican House members who voted to impeach President Donald Trump on Wednesday.

  Nurse loses job after admitting of entering US Capitol building during riot

Lori Vinson says she was fired from Ascension St. Vincent last Friday as result of her actions of entering the U.S. Capitol building last week in Washington, D.C.

  Midlands nurses ‘exhausted’ as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to rise in SC

Melanie Matney, the president of the South Carolina Hospital Association, said many hospitals are facing rising capacity.

  Bill restricting abortions in SC moves forward, could go before full Senate in ‘a matter of weeks’

The legislation, which was hotly debated last session, would prevent pregnant women from seeking an abortion six to seven weeks after they conceive.

Frank Martin, 2 men’s basketball assistants will not travel to LSU for Saturday’s game

Team officials announced Thursday that Martin, assistant coach Chuck Martin, and Gamecock men’s basketball director of student-athlete development Doug Edwards will not make the trip to Baton Rouge due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

  Black Prisma Health physician addresses vaccine skepticism among minorities

There is nationwide concern that many minorities won’t seek out the coronavirus vaccine because of a lack of trust in the health care system.

CPD seeks missing 44-year-old woman who left home without medication

Authorities said 44-year-old Latisha Duncan was reported missing on January 8.

  Orangeburg barber students provide free haircuts for frontline workers

To show frontline workers their appreciation, students at Barber Tech Academy are providing them with free haircuts while learning the trade they love.

RCSD in search of ‘armed and dangerous’ man wanted for October assault

Authorities said Xavier Pappillion is facing a charge for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

  Pilot killed in plane crash in Rosewood neighborhood identified

Around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, the single-engine plane hit a house before hitting the ground.

  Statue of A’ja Wilson unveiled outside of Colonial Life Arena

On Thursday, a statue of A’ja Wilson was unveiled just outside of the front entrance of Colonial Life Arena.

  19-year-old koala, considered one of world’s oldest, dies at Riverbanks Zoo

Lottie came to Riverbanks in 2003 as a gift from Queensland, Australia.

  SLED seeks tips in connection with triple homicide occurring on Memorial Day weekend

Authorities need your help to gather more information after three people were killed and several other victims were injured as a result of the shooting on May 26, 2020.

Nikki Haley launches new PAC ahead of 2022 midterms

The former South Carolina governor has been rumored for a 2024 run for president.

  RCSD: No charges to be filed in shooting that left 3 men dead

Investigators are not looking for any suspects, deputies confirmed.