State News

  Neighbors react to protest following confrontation outside Summit home

  South Carolina hydroponic container farm makes a large impact with a small footprint

Man wanted out of Georgia arrested in Calhoun County

Crews clear crash on I-26 westbound lanes in Dorchester County

SC reports 5th consecutive weekly increase in new unemployment claims

Instagram post leads to Little River man’s arrest for alleged role in deadly Capitol riots

Continued Coverage

RCSD investigating Columbia homicide

  Loris woman pleads guilty in DUI crash that killed her 3-year-old daughter

SC infant boy surrendered to deputies under Daniel’s Law

Richland County to hold public burials for 23 community members

Loris man sentenced to prison for burglarizing 94-year-old woman’s home

  Man who attempted to murder SC trooper sentenced to federal prison

  Police shut down Summit neighborhood, remove Pentland family amidst protests

Around 8:20 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the home of Jonathan Pentland after receiving reports that it had been vandalized.

  Soldier charged after viral video surfaces of confrontation with Black man outside his SC home

Jonathan Pentland has been arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery.

  UofSC professor says 300 students have been drugged in past 90 days; lawmaker hopes bill will help

According to her survey of students, about 300 say they have gotten drugged at Columbia bars in the past 90 days.

Gov. McMaster allocates $10.5M in GEER funds for charter schools, workforce development

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced a $10.5 million dollar investment in the state’s public charter schools and workforce development efforts through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief fund.

  SC reports 466 new COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths Wednesday

  1 killed in Kershaw County head on collision

  UofSC and MLS announce multi-year partnership

  Midlands couple says they were attacked and robbed after traffic incident

Missing Columbia teen hasn’t been seen in more than a week

  Mother of missing Sumter teen desperately searches for answers

  Johnson and Johnson vaccines crucial for distribution in small SC towns

However, while Johnson and Johnson make up only slightly more than 5% of the state’s total first doses, pharmacists in small towns across the state have been relying on the “one and done” shot.

  FEMA opens mass vaccination site at Columbia Place Mall a day early

There were 150 workers on-site including the National Guard.

  SC pauses J&J vaccines on federal recommendation

The risk of a serious blood clot is about 1 in 1 million. Here’s what to look for.

Authorities clear SC prison following investigation into bomb threat

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Corrections said they found no evidence of a bomb following a bomb threat at a Marlboro County prison.

  Sumter man wanted for assault of woman, deputies say

He reportedly punched a woman and caused approximately $3,000 worth of damage to a vehicle in the 1000 block of Morton Street.

  Sumter man charged with attempted murder

Warrants show that he had a prior felony conviction that prohibits him from possessing a firearm.

  SC reports 447 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths Tuesday

DHEC says the percent positive from the 11,206 molecular tests most recently reported to them was 5%.

Lancaster Co. School district finds THC-infused peanut butter and jelly snack pouches

The district said it is working with its K9 handler to check around the district schools for more THC-infused peanut and jelly snacks.

Deputies arrest woman accused of filing false report on home invasion, assault

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office arrested 22-year-old Kirsten Faith Snider who was given a $10,000 PR bond.

Family of boy allegedly abused by teacher receives $17,000 settlement

A Lowcountry family has won $17,000 after their daughter’s teacher allegedly stuck packing tape over his mouth.

  Orangeburg school in need of repair set to get makeover

An Orangeburg school is about to get a bit of a makeover thanks to a state organization that develops leaders.

Police: Man shot after girlfriend gets in argument

The North Charleston Police Department says they have arrested a man who allegedly shot the boyfriend of a woman his girlfriend was fighting.

Missing Richland County man with medical conditions last seen April 11

Leonard Dover was last seen at his home off R.L. Coward Road in Hopkins on April 11.

  Road rage incident causes brief lockout at Lexington High School

The incident had nothing to do with either of the schools and the lock-out was precautionary.

Georgia officials: S.C. truck driver shot dead in road rage

Georgia investigators say they believe a South Carolina truck driver died after being shot in a road rage incident.

Passenger tossed meth out of window, deputies say

A deputy collected the bag which officials say contained methamphetamine.

  Identifying Autism: UofSC expert speaks on how COVID-19 is impacting early diagnosis

As April marks another Autism Awareness Month, experts say the pandemic has presented challenges for identifying autism.

Haley says she’ll back Trump, stand down if he runs in 2024

Former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is often mentioned as a possible 2024 GOP presidential contender.

  SC EMS Association hires new executive director to help recruit 3,000 more workers

Former Association President Henry Lewis took over as the association’s first Executive Director on Monday.

Michael Slager wants 20-year sentence reduced, claiming ineffective counsel

The former North Charleston police officer who is serving time in federal prison for shooting and killing an unarmed black man in 2015 wants his sentence vacated.

  Rock Hill elementary school provides grief counselors following fatal shooting of classmates

Grief counselors at the school were there to help students and teachers work through their loss.

Deputies: Man attempts armed robbery with toy gun

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says a man attempted to rob four people with a toy gun on Johns Island.

  Fort Jackson to resume in-person graduations

Fort Jackson stated in a Facebook post that it will resume in-person graduations April 22 as part of a pilot program where up to 500 families members are allowed to attend the ceremony.

  SC reports 453 new COVID-19 cases, 0 additional deaths Monday

DHEC says the percent positive from the 15,330 molecular tests most recently reported to them was 4.0%.

  Columbia man sentenced to federal prison on firearm and drug charges, officials say

Eric Jahann Nixon, 39, was convicted by a jury following a three-day trial in federal court.

Man sentenced after setting woman ablaze in Lexington County

The victim testified that she awoke to a man pouring gasoline on her skin and clothing.

  Hundreds in Rock Hill Community attend prayer vigil to mourn prominent doctor, wife, and grandchildren killed in shooting

Family, friends, and community members celebrated their lives through a memorial service and vigil at Fountain Park in Rock Hill.

$100,000 lottery ticket sold in Manning

The Palmetto Cash 5 ticket matched all five numbers drawn on Saturday, April 10, for a prize of $100,000.

Gas prices steady amid COVID recovery climb

Gas prices in the Columbia area are nearly 34 cents lesser than the national average.

  SC reports 588 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths Sunday

Today’s report brings the total number of people with confirmed cases since the outbreak began to 471,396 and confirmed deaths remain at 8,165.

EF-1 tornado touches down in Seneca during Saturday evening storms, NWS officials say

According to the NWS, the EF-1 touched down in Seneca at 5:48 p.m. and had wind speeds of up to 90 mph.

‘I’m very concerned’: Advocates react to low vaccination rate of Hispanic and Latino communities in SC

Guimaraes said part of the hesitancy stems from misinformation and misconceptions about the vaccine.

  ‘I thought we might have a miracle’: Robert Shook, sixth person shot in York County, S.C. mass shooting, dies with family at side

A sixth person injured in a shooting that killed five others in York County Wednesday remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

  McMaster visits SC National Guard troops at the border

The visit comes amid a surge of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in recent weeks.

Judge denies bond for woman accused of assaulting infants at Charleston daycare

A judge Saturday morning denied bond for a daycare worker who was arrested on charges relating to the assault of three infants at a West Ashley daycare.

  SC reports 637 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths Saturday

DHEC says the percent positive from the 23,209 molecular tests most recently reported to them was 3.7%.

  Hundreds of walk-in J&J vaccinations were offered Saturday in Eutawville

The J&J vaccine only requires one dose.

Brain of Ex-NFL player accused in SC killings to be examined for damage

The brain of the former NFL player who killed five people in South Carolina before fatally shooting himself will be tested for a degenerative disease that has affected a number of professional athletes.

  Man charged after 15-year-old girl who went missing in Myrtle Beach is found safe

A 15-year-old girl who was reported missing Wednesday in Myrtle Beach has been found, according to family members.

Prisma Health will not acquire KershawHealth, Providence Health after agreement terminated

The reason cited was a complicated regulatory process.

  Community mourns prominent doctor, his wife, grandchildren and maintenance worker

Dr. Robert Lesslie was murdered inside his Marshall Road home, along with his wife and two grandchildren.

  ‘He was my best friend.’ Father of HVAC technician killed in York Co. shooting says he was a good man

The community is in mourning after the tragic killing of five people in York County. The only survivor is fighting for his life in the hospital.Police say former NFL player Phillip Adams killed Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife Barbara, and their two grandkids, Adah and Noah. Moments before, police say

Police: Man allegedly punches MBPD detention officer in the face

The incident happened Thursday night, according to police.

  SC reports 632 new COVID-19 cases, 8 deaths Friday

DHEC says the percent positive from the 22,238 molecular tests most recently reported to them was 4.5%.

  Camden shooting suspect turns himself in

The suspect in a Camden shooting that left two people injured has turned himself in, officials say.

  Search continues for Sumter teen missing since December

Officials say Jackson “Brent” Garcia could be in danger based on the length of time that he has been missing.

  N.C. man charged in Saluda County arson

A North Carolina man faces charges for an arson in Saluda County.

Columbia Fireflies searching for 2021 National Anthem performers

Soloists and group performers of all ages are encouraged to audition.

Quarter-century-old dog tag among items found in 12-foot SC gator’s belly

The owner of a Ravenel butcher and taxidermy shop says his team found five dog tags, a shell casing, turtle shells and even a spark plug inside the stomach of a 12-foot alligator killed by a Lowcountry hunter.

  Gamecocks’ Martin receives two-year extension

Martin will receive a two year extension that will take him thru March 31, 2025.

Police: Wrong-way drunken driver struck tanker, caused fuel spill that closed I-526

Charleston Police say a drunk driver traveling the wrong direction on I-526 struck a tanker, leading to a gas leak that closed the interstate for hours.

Golfer’s ball lands on mammoth alligator in South Carolina

Is it too late to take a mulligan?

Search ends after missing 15-year-old girl last seen in Myrtle Beach found safe

Myrtle Beach police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager last seen on the beach.

Missing, endangered SC woman last seen April 1

Officials say Peggy Griffin Turner has been diagnosed with a condition that requires medication that she has not taken since her disappearance.

  Father of York Co. shooter speaks, says football messed up his son

He said the doctor and his family were good people and he had no idea what could have happened to cause this chain of events.

  ‘To know the Lesslie family is to love them.’ Prominent doctor, wife and two grandchildren killed in York Co.

Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife of 40 years and their two grandchildren were among five people killed in a shooting at a home in York County.

  GOP rep. doubles down on controversial comments as SC Democrats file bill to censure him

In a post on Facebook before the bill passed, which has since been deleted, Dabney said he would not vote for the hate crime bill and said he feels his way of life has been “vilified” by Democrats.

Several vehicles struck by gunfire in shooting at Crosland Park in Aiken

On Thursday evening around 5 p.m., officials responded to a call of a shooting near the intersection of York Street and Crosland Drive.