Trump: RNC ‘forced to seek another state’ after N.C. gov. says full convention ‘unlikely’ in Charlotte

On May 26, President Trump gave Gov. Cooper one week to make a decision about allowing full attendance at the Republican National Convention before considering other locations for the convention.

Clemson assistant Pearman apologizes for using racial slur

TROPICS: Tracking Cristobal and its potential impacts on the U.S.

  SC protesters dispute looting charges from weekend protests

  Some shops in the Vista still boarded up after weekend protests while others open

City of Columbia closes Lincoln St. garage to the public until further notice

VIDEO: Charleston protester arrested minutes after praising police

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  Some public health experts believe protests could lead to flareup in COVID-19 cases in SC

  First Alert Forecast: Tracking highs in the 90s and watching the tropics

Small demonstration in Red Bank draws police presence; no reports of violence

Florida sheriff ‘highly recommending’ people to shoot looters who break into homes

Lexington Co. woman arrested after stabbing her father ‘multiple times’, officials say

  DHEC: 285 new cases of COVID-19 in SC, 1 more death

  Crews extinguish fire at Epworth Children’s Home facility

The Columbia Fire Department is working to put out a fire at a building that holds materials for Epworth's Children's Home.

Suspect in Saturday riot arrested during Facebook Live

Orlando King, 31, was arrested at an apartment complex on Mole Lane in North Charleston.Charleston police say King was seen on video looting at a bar on upper King Street on Saturday night.

Owner of Charleston restaurant looted, set on fire uses opportunity to help others

Over the weekend, riots broke out in downtown Charleston. One of the restaurants damaged was Fuel Charleston, where owner, Josh Broome, said people broken in and set fire to the building.

  'I was shocked’: Gamecocks’ Martin reveals he tested positive for COVID-19 in May

On Tuesday, South Carolina men’s head basketball coach Frank Martin revealed he tested positive for COVID-19 in May.

N.C. reports 626 new COVID-19 cases as death toll surpasses 920

  Churchgoers gather for early morning prayer circle outside State House

  GRAPHIC: NYPD sergeant hit by car during protests

  Law enforcement joins protestors for peaceful march in Camden

  Minn. governor: Semi driver was confused when he drove into crowd

Columbia mayor declares 7:45 p.m. curfew after third day of protests Monday

  ‘How about work with us?’: Sheriff says protesters should find another course of action in Columbia

The sheriff said RCSD is already doing everything protesters are demanding from them.

RCSD, CPD release list of protesters arrested over the weekend

The Columbia Police Department and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department have released a list of protesters who were arrested over the weekend.

  Coach Staley shares thoughts on protests, riots and the way forward after George Floyd’s death

She shared her perspective and conversations with her team in response to Floyd's death while in police custody in Minneapolis.

UofSC says student who made racist social media post ‘no longer enrolled’

After an investigation, officials confirmed the student is no longer enrolled at UofSC as of Monday.

  DHEC: 297 new cases of COVID-19 in SC, death toll reaches 500

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has announced 297 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 6 additional deaths.

Orangeburg mayor: Peaceful protests welcome; Butler says violence will be prosecuted, curfew considered

City of Orangeburg officials say they welcome peaceful protests, but they’re preparing for the possibility of violence.

Doors shattered at Prince of Orange Mall, Orangeburg Mall

Glass doors were shattered at the Prince of Orange Mall and Orangeburg Mall on Sunday night.

  Gamecock coach Martin reacts to protests, shares message of love

Following George Floyd’s death in police custody, Gamecock men’s head basketball head coach, Frank Martin, picked up the phone to call a longtime friend.

Sumter 64-year-old man reported missing found safe

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has announced that a 64-year-old man reported missing has been found safe.

Charleston Police chief: ‘Obey the police or expect to get arrested’

Charleston Police Chief Luther Reynolds will speak with reporters Monday after a weekend of protests and a riot Saturday night.

Black Lives Matter protesters march to downtown Summerville

About 300 people showed up to protest in Summerville on Monday afternoon. They started at Walmart on North Main Street and marched to Hutchinson Square.

'They were heard’: Mayor pleased with how peaceful protests were in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune was happy with how Sunday’s protest over the death of George Floyd turned out when compared to other cities.

  In aftermath of protests, non-partisan advocacy group urges voter registration

Recent protests in the Midlands and across the country have started a national conversation on race, policing and the way to move forward.

RCSD: Fugitive wanted for burglary, attempted murder arrested in Myrtle Beach

A fugitive wanted in Richland County and West Columbia has been arrested in Myrtle Beach over the weekend.

South Carolina men’s basketball assistant coach Clark announces retirement

Perry Clark, an assistant coach with the South Carolina men’s basketball team, announced his retirement on Monday.

Clemson WR Ross ruled out for season with upcoming surgery

Clemson junior receiver Justyn Ross is set to have surgery for a congenital fusion in his back and spine Friday in Pittsburgh.

S.C. Attorney General’s Office working to protect law-abiding protesters, police, property

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced on Monday that his office is working on long-term plans keep groups out that want to incite violent protests in the Palmetto State.

Deputies seek suspects wanted for stealing beer, attacking employees at convenience store

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is searching for two men wanted for robbing a convenience store and assaulting two people who work at the store.

Statement: Halls Chophouse employee fired gun in the air to protect staff, customers during riots

A Halls Chophouse employee fired a gun in the air to protect customers and staff during riots in downtown Charleston, according to a statement by the restaurant.

Firefighters extinguish flames at building on Two Notch Road

The Columbia Fire Department has worked to put out a fire that happened at a commercial building on Two Notch Road at Baldwin Road.

District Attorney’s Office identifies 9 people arrested during Sunday night protests

The District Attorney’s Office has identified the nine individuals who were arrested during Sunday’s protests in downtown Wilmington.

  ‘If I can get it, so can you’: Richland Co. representative tests positive for COVID-19

Rep. Kambrell Garvin announced Monday he has tested positive for COVID-19.

  Bus driver fired by Richland One following offensive post on social media

Richland School District One has fired a bus driver following an offensive post made on social media.

  Cardinal Newman student expelled after posting racially charged video

Administrators at Cardinal Newman School expelled a student on May 31 after receiving a video showing the now former student engaging in racially charged conversation.

Driver dies after truck hits tree in Lexington County

One person has died in a single-vehicle collision in Lexington County early Monday morning.

Mayor Benjamin, Columbia interfaith leaders observe National Day of Mourning and Lament to honor those who lost their lives to COVID-19

Nationwide there has been more than 100,000 COVID-19 related deaths, including almost 500 lives lost to the virus in South Carolina.

CPD, RCSD announce arrest of protester armed with pistol, 70 rounds of ammo

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the Columbia Police Department have announced the arrest of a 19-year-old man who was involved in Sunday’s protest.

Tensions between civilians, police rise during second day of protests in downtown Columbia

A second day of protesting against police brutality happened Sunday at the State House in Columbia.

SLIDESHOW: Peaceful protest in downtown Columbia devolves into chaos Saturday

A peaceful protest for George Floyd turned violent in downtown Columbia Saturday evening.

Body of missing 11-year-old found in Florence County

Search and rescue crews in Florence County are searching for a missing child after the child was washed away by flood water in Effingham, according to Chief Deputy Glen Kirby with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

Columbia curfew in effect in the Vista extended to Five Points

Mayor Steve Benjamin and Columbia City Council approved an emergency ordinance to enforce a curfew for downtown Columbia.

  312 new cases of COVID-19, 7 additional deaths announced by DHEC

DHEC has announced 312 new cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 and 7 additional deaths.

City of Cayce issues curfew for 8:30 p.m. tonight

The members of the city council for Cayce has approved an emergency ordinance to adopt a citywide curfew.

South Carolinians holding demonstration outside of Alvin S. Glenn for arrested protesters

South Carolinians will be holding a demonstration outside of Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center to demand that protesters that were arrested yesterday be released.

Gov. McMaster says he welcomes protests, but National Guard is ready to respond to any violence

McMaster was joined by law enforcement officials, Sen. Tim Scott and representatives of the SCNAACP, among others.

  FULL RECAP: 15 officers hurt, more than 12 people arrested after peaceful protest for George Floyd turned violent

A curfew is in effect for downtown and the Vista until 6 a.m. Monday.

Peaceful protest underway in front of Sumter Police Department

A peaceful protest currently is being held in front of the Sumter Police Department headquarters.

Orangeburg County Sherriff’s Office warns of jury duty scam

Ravenell said several callers have notified the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office of callers claiming to be an actual deputy with the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office.

  Learn what type of COVID-19 testing is available, accuracy of tests as widespread testing comes to SC

Efforts to increase widespread testing are seen by mobile testing centers that have popped up across the state.

SC governor offers response to protests following death of George Floyd

With protests happening across the country following the death of George Floyd, Governor Henry McMaster took to Twitter on Friday night to offer a response.

Kentucky theft suspect on the run since 2018 found in SC

A Kentucky man accused of stealing around $25,000 from a nonprofit to pay off social media scammers was found in South Carolina, after being on the run since November 2018, authorities said.

  DHEC: 266 new cases of COVID-19, 4 additional deaths announced in SC

This is the highest one-day total of new cases reported during the outbreak.

  LMPD officer fires pepper balls at WAVE 3 News reporter, photographer during Louisville protest

WAVE 3 News reporter Kaitlin Rust and photojournalist James Dobson were struck by pepper balls reportedly fired by an LMPD officer during a protest in downtown Louisville on Friday night.

RCSD searching for burglary, attempted murder suspect

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man in connection to several charges.

Greer High School athletic director passes away from cancer

Travis Perry, the athletic director at Greer High School, has passed away.

Six shot at Gastonia block party, man on life support

The incident occurred around 1:34 a.m. on the 3000 block of Earl Lane. Gastonia Police say an unknown suspect began firing numerous gunshots at a block party and hit six people.

Decision 2020: Lindsey Graham faces three primary challengers for his U.S. Senate seat

Lindsey Graham has three Republican challengers hoping to block his re-election to the U.S. Senate on June 9.

City council member among arrests as police station damaged, grocery store looted in Charlotte protests

Police say a city council member was among several people arrested as hundreds gathered in Charlotte Friday to protest the death of George Floyd, the man who died in police custody in Minnesota.

  Critics of ‘Certificate of Need’ regulations say COVID-19 pandemic shows why it needs to be repealed

Dr. Marcelo Hochman said one of the legislative priorities of the Charleston County Medical Society for the last few years has been to ask lawmakers to repeal “Certificate of Need” laws in the state.

  One month later, Prisma Health catching up on elective surgeries

It’s been more than a month since one of the biggest health care providers in the Midlands resumed elective surgeries.

Sessions looks to add fire, passion to Ridge View boys’ championship hoops program

When it comes to basketball, Khadijah Sessions has a resumé that aficionados who love the game would be proud of.

Camden man accused of distributing child porn

If found guilty of all charges, he could spend up to 50 years in prison.

Police: Pair wanted for attempted murder, armed robbery after stealing money from man at hotel

Authorities in West Columbia are searching for a man and woman wanted for attempted murder and armed robbery among other charges.

Officials: Aiken woman, husband charged after child porn investigation unearths evidence of sex act with horse

The husband is charged with multiple counts of child pornography in a case from earlier this month.

  SC announces 331 new COVID-19 cases, 13 more deaths

This is the highest one-day total of new cases reported during the outbreak.

Family: Upstate EMT dies after long battle with COVID-19

John Paul Granger died Tuesday at the age of 22.

Chris Young among performers Saturday night at Grand Ole Opry

Chart-topping country music stars are once again returning to perform at the Grand Ole Opry Saturday night for a live concert at the empty venue.

Ex-warehouse employee charged with stealing 2 pallets of crab legs, robbing security guard

A 28-year-old man has been taken into custody on Wednesday after robbing a security guard and stealing two pallets of crab legs from a food distribution center in Lexington.