City of Charleston providing free sunblock through dispensers found throughout the city

With temps expected to reach triple digits through the weekend and into Memorial Day, you’re best bet to beat this scorcher holiday is with protection.

Jubb wins first men’s tennis championship for Gamecocks

  ‘We knew she could make it’: Hiker missing for 17 days in Maui forest found alive

  Midlands nonprofit hosts annual BBQ for the Brave

Man’s body found in wooded area of Aiken Co., coroner’s office says

18-year-old struck, killed in vehicle collision in Gilbert

  Columbia church hits milestone of helping those with mobility challenges

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Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign to make donation for Denmark toxic water crisis

  Teenager pushes double amputee home in wheelchair during storm warning

  My Take Guest Editorial: What Memorial Day really means

  FIRST ALERT: Hottest weather of the year so far moves into the Midlands this weekend!

  The numbers are in: SCDC sweep of Broad River Correctional finds less contraband than in years past

  Residents worry about visitors trashing Lake Wateree recreation areas over long weekend

Orangeburg Co. deputies seek vehicle seen near home hit by bullets

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office is looking to gather more information about a vehicle that was seen near the scene of a shooting.

Ark owners suing insurance company over rain damage

In a case of irony, the owners of a giant ark in northern Kentucky have sued their insurance company over flood damage.

  How to beat the heat as temperatures continue to climb

Triple-digit temperatures clearly can be dangerous and pose some major health risks if you plan on spending your holiday weekend outside.

  ‘He was a good person’: Grandmother of SC man accused in children’s slayings testifies

The grandmother of a Lexington County man accused of brutally killing his children in 2014 took the stand in his defense on Friday, telling the jury stories of his troubled upbringing and mentally ill mother.

  This SC high schooler not only has perfect attendance, but she also has $3.5M in scholarship offers

  4-year-old child dies in SC’s first hot car death of 2019, Richland Co. coroner says

Multiple people wounded in blast in Lyon, France

  Lexington Police Department searching for suspect in armed robbery

Richland Co. deputies launch investigation after man suffers gunshot wound

Dead whale washes up at Huntington Beach State Park

  RECIPE: Fried apple hand-pies perfect for summer

What's better than a fried apple-hand pie for a summer dessert?

Carowinds announces military discounts throughout the summer

Carowinds has announced military-focused discounts that both active service members and veterans, along with their families, can enjoy together this summer.

Activities to enjoy this Memorial Day weekend in Columbia

If you do not plan on traveling this Memorial Day weekend and you’re sticking around Columbia, there are a few activities that you can enjoy.

2 Clemson players lose NCAA drug test appeal, will not play 2019 season

Galloway, Giella and defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence were suspended by the NCAA on Dec. 27 after traces of the banned steroid were found in their urine during a drug test on Dec. 20, officials said.

Lexington County deputies arrest man and woman on drug charges

Lexington County deputies arrested a man and woman on drug charges after a routine patrol at a Midlands motel.

Medically fragile NC girl ‘left this earth,’ others to be helped in her memory

Sophia Weaver, a Charlotte-area girl who inspired a program that helps others with disabilities, has passed away. Sophia was born with a rare neurological disorder that left her unable to speak.

Impatient driver hits, kills geese crossing SC street, witness says

"They just had to get on the sidewalk and head down the hill. I mean literally seconds."

  SC DNR recommending ‘float plan’ for all boaters this Memorial Day weekend

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources says they’ll be stepping up patrols on lakes and rivers across the state for the Memorial Day weekend. Officials say that makes this the perfect time for a reminder of the basics when it comes to boating safety.

  TAKE A LOOK: Black bear spotting in the Midlands

The bear was not being aggressive but wandering.

  SC native 1 of 34 making history in West Point’s class of 2019

A post on the academy’s Facebook page on Monday showcases graduating Cadet Gabrielle Young, a native of Hopkins, SC.

23-month-old out of TN found safe following Amber Alert

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Octavia Shaw was taken by 37-year-old Matias Martinez during a traffic stop.

  Pup and Circumstance: Pooch steals show at high school graduation

The fern wasn't the only thing that got drowned out. The valedictorian, apparently not realizing what was happening, got drowned out by the laughter.

  Orangeburg County investigators arrest attempted murder suspect

An Orangeburg County man is facing charges after allegedly shooting more than a dozen times at another man last month.

  Lexington man sentenced to 30 years for shooting, killing son

A Lexington man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for shooting and killing son his son.

  US Patriot Tactical donates active shooter kits to school resource officers across SC

A company headquartered in Columbia is making sure school resource officers in our state are better equipped to deal with active shooter situations.

  New gas tax related projects lead to demand for asphalt workers

According to the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), 80% of our roads either need to be resurfaced or rebuilt.

  Broad River Correctional inmate in intensive care following fight with cellmate

An inmate at Broad River Correctional is in intensive care following fight with their cellmate.

  SC father accused of killing his five children told therapist, ‘There’s a monster inside of me,’ two years before the killings

A family therapist testified Thursday she helped Timothy Jones Jr. get primary custody of his children two years before he’s accused of killing them.

  Lexington-Richland 5 announces optional lottery process for students impacted by enrollment freeze

District leaders are offering a possible solution if your student is affected by the recent enrollment freeze in Lexington-Richland Five.

  Is your sunscreen harming your skin? New study says it might be

Nearly two-thirds of all sunscreens evaluated in the EWG's “2019 Guide to Sunscreens” would not pass safety tests proposed by the US Food and Drug Administration.

CCSD staff member recovering from concussion after being attacked by student

The Charleston County School District is investigating after they said two staff members, one of whom suffered a concussion, were injured at Liberty Hill Academy on Wednesday morning.

Spartanburg man sentenced to 15 years for child pornography  

A Spartanburg man guilty of child pornography and voyeurism is going to prison for 15 years.

WATCH LIVE: Defense continues in Day 8 of trial for SC man accused of 2014 murder of 5 children

Witness testimony continues for the defense as the Timothy Jones, Jr., trial enters Day 8 in Lexington County.

Fort Jackson civilian employee who died during prescribed burn operation identified

A Fort Jackson civilian employee has died shortly after 12 p.m. today during a prescribed burn operation in a post-training area.

  LCSD: Pair wanted in connection with vehicle theft

Investigators with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department are looking for two persons of interest wanted for stealing a vehicle from a home.

  Richland One officials: Threat at Hand Middle unfounded, school in session

Richland School District One officials have reached out to parents on Thursday morning to inform them of an unfounded threat against Hand Middle School.

Report: SC ranked 6th for most dangerous state for Memorial Day travel

ASecureLife released a report detailing the top 10 safest and dangerous states for Memorial Day travel, ranking the palmetto state sixth on the dangerous list.

Prisoner charged in cellmate’s death has killed twice before

A South Carolina prisoner already convicted of killing someone behind bars has been charged with murder in the death of his cellmate last month

  AAA: Thursday night the worst time for Memorial Day travelers

The unofficial kickoff to summer is right around corner as we look ahead to Memorial Day weekend.

Motorcyclist dies in collision in Lexington County

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly collision that happened Wednesday night in Lexington County.

  Late-night fire damages Irmo home

Firefighters were able to extinguish a fire that happened at an Irmo home late Wednesday night.

  Irmo Town Council vote upholds the possibility of low-income housing coming to Lake Murray Blvd

A low-income housing development could be on its way to Irmo after the town council voted against an ordinance that would have prevented developers from building residential units in a general commercial zoning area.

  SC accused child killer: ‘One out of the five of them would have grown up to do something bad. Me killing them prevented that.’

For the first time since the trial of accused child killer, Timothy Jones Jr. started, his defense team is getting its chance to plead its case to the jury.

  Investigation underway after 2 found dead in Camden

Investigators with the Camden Police Department have launched an investigation after two people were found dead in Camden Wednesday.

  A lethal kiss for your beloved pet; vet warns of dangers of kissing bugs ahead of summer heat

As a pet owner, you know to look out for fleas and ticks. But have you worried about the kissing bug? If you haven’t, you should.

  Community Builder: Midlands reading coach reaches beyond classroom walls

Inside the walls Meadowfield Elementary School in Richland One, the school’s reading coach, Apryl Whitman is helping her students and their families discover that reality.

  Actually, it IS brain surgery

Why would a young lady fly all the way from the state of Washington to South Carolina for a doctor appointment?

  How does a potential Panthers move stack up with other economic ventures in SC

South Carolina is no stranger to luring big businesses.

  Richland County man charged with inflicting great bodily injury to 8-month-old

Nicholas Rashawn Knapper, 26, is facing charges in connection with the infliction of great bodily injuries to an 8-month-old boy.

Probe into racist photo on Gov. Northam’s yearbook page inconclusive

The result of Eastern Virginia Medical School's inquiry into a racist yearbook photo leaves the central question unanswered.

  Summer break may lead to juvenile crimes, do you know what your kids are doing?

As summer break begins, deputies in Richland County have a warning, saying the extra free time, might lead to crimes caused by teens and children.

  Sumter County Sherriff’s Office charges man and woman in connection with stolen items

Sumter County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man and woman in connection with $200 worth of reported stolen items from a vehicle and $400 worth of damage to that vehicle.

  RCSD investigates shooting in Blythewood

Deputies in Richland County are now looking into a shooting that took place early Wednesday morning in Blythewood.

  Former Benedict College Campus Officer arrested on forgery charges

Richland County Sheriff’s Department has arrested former Benedict College Campus Police Officer on forgery charges.

  Officials: Missing active-duty Airman found dead in Sumter

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Shaw Air Force Base, is searching for an active duty airman who has been reported missing.

Man identified in connection with armed robbery of Lexington pharmacy

The Lexington Police Department is searching for 18-year-old Shemar Payne.

WATCH LIVE: Prosecution rests, defense to begin in Day 7 of trial for SC man accused of 2014 murder of his 5 children

The trial of a man accused of murdering his five children now enters Day 7 as testimony continues in Lexington County.

Brunswick County Schools to offer free breakfast, lunch to all students next school year

Brunswick County Schools announced on Wednesday that beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, students at all BCS schools will receive free breakfast and lunch.

Season ends for Gamecocks with loss to LSU at SEC tourney

South Carolina fought valiantly to keep their tournament title hopes alive Tuesday night, but the Gamecocks weren’t able to hold off LSU in an 8-6 loss at the SEC Tournament.

  National group says don’t punish those living with chronic pain in fight against opioid addiction

The national group, Don’t Punish Pain, is holding rallies across the country Wednesday, including in the capital city.

Man rejected by Charleston Rifle Club speaks out at race-based event

A man rejected from the Charleston Rifle Club spoke out about his experience at a race-based discussion in hopes of change.

  Parents upset after Kershaw Co. school district shuffles around elementary school principals

Parents in Kershaw County are concerned about the possibility that school principals in the district will be moved to different schools.

  WIS EXCLUSIVE: SCDC raid at Broad River Correctional nets banned weapons, drugs and cell phones

For the South Carolina Department of Corrections, the fight against contraband inside South Carolina prisons is a constant effort.

  Accused SC child killer Googled himself days after children were killed

The Lexington County father accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in trash bags in Alabama turned to Google for guidance in the days after the alleged crime.

  Hundreds rally to protest abortion restrictions at SC State House

Melissa-Anne Cunningham-Sereque shared her story with a crowd protesting abortion restrictions.

  Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys for some of the victims.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

  String of break-ins at Columbia business leaves owners vigilant

Columbia Police say they are investigating a string of break-ins, as well as a possible break-in at businesses in the Cottontown and the Main Street area in the capital city.