High school student accused of giving pot-laced brownies to several classmates who went to hospital

The boy faces four counts of felonious assault.

Doctors: How much you weigh can change effectiveness of ‘Plan B’ pill

Myrtle Beach looks have NAACP Bikefest lawsuit dismissed in new court filing

  Orangeburg photographer lets others relive civil rights movement through his lens

  Social media threats sparking violent crime in the Midlands

FIRST ALERT: Storms could be strong for your weekend!

Police investigating shots fired during road rage incident

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  Woman who stole 2 cars, jumped on semi before death reported missing in GA just hours earlier

  Parents worry about buses without air conditioning, SC Department of Education working to find solutions

  Electronic scooter company makes pitch to Orangeburg as Columbia ban continues

Authorities searching for missing 16-year-old Lugoff girl who needs medication

  NASA names Mars rock after the Rolling Stones

Researcher sues MUSC, receives $35K settlement

Deputies: Would-be robber high-fives clerk, leaves knife

Authorities say a would-be robber laughed, dropped his knife and high-fived a South Carolina drug store employee after she told him they didn't have any money or a specific brand of painkillers

Things to do this weekend: August 23 - 25

Taco and tequila festivals, all-day concerts and so much more happening this weekend!

Both men killed in shooting at Columbia bar identified, suspect still on run

The two men who were killed by a shooter at a Columbia bar early Thursday morning have been identified.

Georgetown police search for missing 16-year-old

Georgetown police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager.

My Take: Responses from former SCE&G customers regarding SCANA settlement checks

  New clear bag requirement now in effect for Lexington-Richland 5 sporting events

More colleges are moving to ‘test-optional’ admission policies

  Grand opening for Saluda Shoals Park’s Universally Inclusive Playground

  FIRST ALERT: Storms and a Cold Front will Lead to Cooler Temperatures

Muschamp: Joyner still playing QB, will help Gamecocks in other roles

  Sumter YWCA sees increase in calls for help after death of Sharee Bradley

It’s been close to three weeks since 29-year-old Sharee Bradley was found dead in her Sumter apartment.

FIRST ALERT: A potential tropical system could impact parts of the Southeastern coast this weekend

Heads up! The tropics are heating up.

SC business owners meet with members of SC Congressional delegation

On Thursday evening, members of South Carolina’s congressional delegation and business owners got together for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s Washington Night.

  VIDEO: Octopus spotted slinking across sandbar on N.C. beach

Kris Chapin was with her family when they spotted the creature slinking across the sandbar in the sound in South Topsail Beach.

  Officials: Man shot after breaking into Lexington home, two arrested

Two men have been arrested after one suspect broke into a home in Lexington County and was shot before attempting to steal a safe on Sunday morning, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.

  Panthers donate backpacks, supplies to Midlands school district

The Carolina Panthers paid a visit to one Midlands elementary school to help students kick off the year in style.

  SC Department of Corrections changes method of hiring in effort to fill vacancies

New data shows the South Carolina Department of Corrections is struggling to fill the correction officer vacancies across the state.

Grand Strand veteran’s Purple Heart taken during eviction; community rallies around him

There’s been a huge outpouring of support for the retired U.S. Marine, not only from fellow veterans but complete strangers.

  ‘I thought he threw a punch’: Former students continue testimony in Lexington 2014 fatal stabbing trial

Testimony continued into its third day as a Lexington County jury is tasked with deciding whether a fatal stabbing of a Dutch Fork High School student in 2014 was done in self-defense.

  2 men killed, 2 others injured in shooting at Columbia bar

A suspect accused of killing two people and injuring two others in an early morning shooting at a Columbia bar is still on the run.

  Districts to receive desks, teacher supply grants from Opportunity Project SC

Ten South Carolina school districts will be receiving donations to help as the school year begins.

  VIRAL VIDEO: S.C. girl in wheelchair dances her heart out

Lauren, who has a rare bone condition called osteogenesis imperfecta, is wheelchair bound, but doesn’t let that stop her from doing what she loves.

More than 200 students move in at Columbia International University

Students began to make themselves at home on Thursday at Columbia International University.

Police: Student sent ‘alarming texts’ with threat against Lexington Middle School

Police said a parent “discovered some alarming texts” and reported those to police.

FIRST ALERT: Cold front brings storms, some strong Friday evening through Sunday

Be weather aware this weekend. Alert Days are posted from Friday afternoon and evening through Sunday for potential strong storms.

Man arrested outside preschool: ‘It’s not like I’m gonna shoot a bunch of kids’

A Mount Pleasant man was arrested and charged Wednesday because of what he allegedly said outside a preschool in Mount Pleasant.

Former deputy paid $50K after wrongful termination suit

A former Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Deputy has been paid $50,000 from the State’s Insurance Reserve Fund after he claimed he was wrongfully fired after a conversation with a citizen.

Investigators arrest Horry County man accused of distributing child pornography

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that 26-year-old Jeffrey Dale Vereen of Little River was arrested on Thursday on one charge connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.

  SUV rolls away from owner during repairs, runs into Camden restaurant

A restaurant has been damaged after a Jeep ran into the side of the building, according to the Camden Police Department.

Coast Guard ends active search for missing Florida firefighters

The US Coast Guard and their partner agencies say they plan to conclude active searches at sunset Thursday for the missing boaters from Florida.

Alabama postpones 50th Anniversary Tour due to lead singer’s health

Rescheduled dates for the tour will be announced in the coming weeks, the band said.

  Elephant dies unexpectedly at Riverbanks Zoo

Zoo officials said the death of Robin, one of their African elephants, was unexpected.

Police seek missing Wilmington teen

Officials with the Wilmington Police Department are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing teenager.

$5M bond for priest indicted on 9 counts of rape

The victim, who is now 41, told authorities the abuse occurred in Drew’s school office, prosecutors say

Cannibalism trial prosecutor says Tammy Jo Blanton was butchered like an animal

For the first time in years, Oberhansley was brought into the courtroom not in a jail uniform and handcuffs but instead, a suit jacket.

USDA: Washing raw chicken puts you at risk of foodborne illness

The government has a new warning out about raw poultry that has some people skeptical.

Study: Myrtle Beach is the second most romantic city in America

A recent study has named Myrtle Beach the second most romantic city in America.

Cleveland police say missing 12-year-old found in ‘good health’

Police in Cleveland confirmed the 12-year-old girl missing since Wednesday afternoon has been “located in good health.”

  Three Kershaw County elementary schools set to close, superintendent says expect new school in 2021-2022

This week, the Kershaw County School Board voted to close down three elementary schools in the northern part of the district: Baron-Dekalb, Bethune and Mt. Pisgah Elementary Schools. The schools will be consolidated and moved into a brand new elementary school, which the district plans to have built

Dale Jr. planning to compete in upcoming Darlington race despite recent plane crash

Despite suffering minor injuries in a plane crash, Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he’s still planning to compete at an XFINITY series race at Darlington Raceway’s ‘Too Tough to Tame’.

  Officials on scene of shooting incident on Two Notch Road

Officials are currently on the scene of a shooting incident that occurred early Thursday morning at 2709 Two Notch Rd.

  RCSD and community organizations to host monthly gun violence roundtable

Building Better Communities, Faith Coalition on Gun Violence and Richland County Sheriff’s Department will host the monthly roundtable to discuss “Gun Violence in Columbia on Aug. 22.

  Walking over a mile for groceries? Some Columbia residents nervous as Save-A-Lot closure approaches

Residents in one area of downtown Columbia could soon be living in a food desert after the announcement that the Save-A-Lot on Harden Street would be closing on August 24, 2018.

  Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

Widespread concern about understaffing in Mississippi's prisons has people calling for a change. They say inmates, correctional officers and surrounding communities are in danger.

  Jim Hudson Automotive makes large donation to Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation

Jim Hudson Automotive Group held a news conference will be held to present a substantial donation to the Lexington County Sheriff's Foundation.

  Alternative certification programs in SC helping address teacher shortage

The Palmetto State Teachers Association, like many other teacher organizations across the state, will be waiting anxiously for The Center for Education, Recruitment, Retention and Advancement’s (CERRA’s) Supply and Demand report.

  In Louisville, Trump signs order forgiving student-loan debt for disabled veterans

President Donald Trump closed his speech in Louisville on Wednesday by signing an order that will forgive all student-loan debt for many of America’s disabled veterans.

  Credit union raises money to help Make-A-Wish Foundation grant wishes

Thanks to a few donations by residents across the state, Make-A-Wish in South Carolina will be able to grant more wishes for local children and their families.

  South Carolinians with arrest records, felonies can be teachers

Educators in South Carolina are allowed to have arrest records and felony convictions.

  TSA demonstrates proper way to carry firearms when flying

The Transportation Security Administration held an event at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport to show travelers the proper way to fly with their firearms.

  Former Dutch Fork students take the stand in 2014 fatal stabbing of classmate

Friends of DaVon Capers testified on behalf of their late friend Wednesday afternoon, as the man accused of fatally stabbing their friend is retried for his murder.

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

Swift said she plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

  Kershaw County School Board votes to consolidate 3 elementary schools

On Tuesday night, the Kershaw County School Board of Trustees voted to close three elementary schools in the northern portion of the district and move them into a consolidated new building, near an existing high school and middle school.

Shaw Air Force Base outlines plans for resiliency day to address suicides

At Shaw, three airmen have committed suicide just this year.

  Sen. Jackson sends letter requesting Oversight Subcommittee for UofSC Board of Trustees

Senator Darrell Jackson has sent a letter requesting the appointment of a Senate Legislative Oversight Subcommittee to review the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees presidential search process.

FCSO: Human remains found in Atlanta believed to be victim of April murder in Florence County

Human remains found in Atlanta are linked to a Florence County homicide, according to Deputy Chief Glen Kirby with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

Newberry closes several parks due to storm damage, safety concerns

A strong storm swept through the city overnight Saturday, downing trees and power lines.

  Investigation underway after body found on Broad River Road

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department has launched a death investigation after a man’s body was found Wednesday afternoon.

‘There is no question’ Joyner can still be a factor for Carolina

Dakereon Joyner returned to practice on Tuesday, after learning that Ryan Hilinski was going to be named as the South Carolina Gamecocks backup quarterback.

Father of beloved Carolina Forest grad killed in crash visits her brick at USC

The father of a beloved Carolina Forest High School graduate, made the trip on Wednesday to Columbia to honor her.

  19-year-old arrested in Atlanta in connection with double murder off Broad River Road

Sheriff Leon Lott of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department will hold a press conference at the department’s headquarters to discuss a shooting incident that occurred on Aug. 8.

Survey: SC named third friendliest state in America

According to a survey done by Big 7 Travel, you’ll only find a couple of states friendlier than South Carolina.

  Aces’ Wilson receives WNBA Cares Community Assist Award

Former South Carolina Gamecocks star A'ja Wilson was named July’s WNBA Cares Community Assist Award recipient, the league announced Tuesday.

‘Very fortunate’: LSU responds to false alarm security scare

LSU officials gave the all clear on campus just minutes before 5 p.m. after reports came in hours earlier of an armed intruder on campus at Coates Hall.

Woman charged with murder after teen died in car resigns from Colleton Co. teaching job

Colleton County School District Officials say the teacher charged with murder has resigned from her teaching position in the Colleton County School District.

Teenager arrested after leading deputies on a chase

Richland County deputies have arrested a 15-year-old boy who has been charged with being in possession of a stolen vehicle and failure to stop for blue lights.

  Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

Amber Galloway Gallego has some lightning-fast moves to go along with the rapper’s high-speed lyrics.

Days after canceling Myrtle Beach show, country star Drake White reveals battle with debilitating brain condition

Country music star Drake White is breaking his silence on a medical condition that led to his canceling a weekend show in Myrtle Beach.