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Bond denied for man, woman charged with sex crimes against 9 children in S.C.

Police re-launch massive search of landfill to find body of 5-year-old Nevaeh Adams

House fire claims life of Kershaw County woman

Police ask for public’s help to find runaway teen

  Richland County deputies teach active shooter training to church group in Spanish

  Pair of men wanted for questioning following death of Orangeburg Co. man

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Rare recording of King speech in Charleston sold for $55,000 in NY auction

Grand Strand on alert as mosquito-borne virus hits parts of country

Education leader notes goals for South Carolina public schools

  State lawmaker looking into potential ban of flavored vaping products

  ‘We need an explanation because this is not safe’: Drivers, businesses seek more turning lanes on US Hwy. 1

  LCSD: Middle school student charged with threatening student, carrying knife on campus

  Emily England Clyburn -- librarian, philanthropist and wife of Rep. Jim Clyburn -- dies at age 80

Dr. Emily England Clyburn leaves behind her husband, their three daughters, and four grandchildren.

  SC politicians react to the passing of Dr. Emily England Clyburn

The wife of House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn leaves a legacy of empowerment and dedication to civil rights and education.

  Case against man suspected of murdering Sharee Bradley, Nevaeh Adams moves forward

Johnson admitted to police that he killed Bradley and Adams at their home at the Lantana Apartments in August.

  Flu season is upon us, which means Prisma Health is giving out free flu shots in October

Prisma Health announced it will offer free flu shots again this year at multiple locations in Richland, Lexington, and Sumter counties.

Columbia man pleads guilty to sex trafficking of minors

  How to train and prevent common injuries ahead of the Tunnel to Towers South Carolina 5K event

  Pedestrian rescued after being trapped between two train engines in Lexington County

Sheriff: Man missing in Calhoun Co. with dementia found safe

  Longtime Georgetown County sheriff dies after brief illness

Ex-Gamecock Sessions selected to play for Team USA in FIBA Americup

CPD: Motorcyclist injured in collision with pickup truck

A 38-year-old man has been cited by the Columbia Police Department following a collision after failing to yield Thursday morning.

  2 men accused of drive-by shooting in Newberry Co. charged with attempted murder

Newberry County deputies made a quick arrest of two men they say were involved in two shootings in the same night.

  Deputies: Killer dumped man’s body on side of road in Kershaw Co.

A woman who was going home from work on Damascus Church Road found a man's body Wednesday night.

SCDOT Commission removes former commissioner’s name from sign in Columbia

South Carolina Department of Transportation’s Commission voted unanimously to remove the name of former commissioner, John Hardee, from a sign leading to the Columbia airport Thursday.

  Orangeburg man charged with indecent exposure, deputies say

Deputies in Orangeburg have charged a man after he exposed himself during a work-related incident.

Facebook post showing Florence hunters capturing 726 pound alligator in Santee goes viral

A group of hunters who caught a massive American alligator in the Santee River Sunday have gained a lot of attention following a post of their catch of the day on Facebook.

South Carolina ranks 5th in nation in rate of women murdered by men

South Carolina has risen in rank as one of the deadliest states for women. The rate of women being murdered by men in the state has gone up since the Violence Policy Center’s When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2016 Homicide Data report, causing S.C. to go from sixth to fifth in the nation.

  Columbia Dance Masterclass sessions with Jamal Josef, ‘Beychella’ choreographer

Jamal Josef, a Denmark College alumni who choreographed part of Beyonce’s Coachella performance will be teaching two Dance Masterclass sessions in Columbia on Sept. 20.

  Newberry man charged with murder after girlfriend dies from injuries suffered in domestic assault

Deputies in Newberry County have arrested 35-year-old William Craig after he allegedly assaulted a woman during a domestic dispute.

  Team RWB Columbia captain gears up for annual Tunnel to Towers race, honoring first responders

The annual Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk kicks off Friday in honor of a New York City firefighter who lost his life on September 11, 2001.

Man who claimed self-defense in deadly shooting of brother now charged with murder

The man who claimed he shot and killed his brother in Summerville earlier this month in self-defense has now been charged with murder after police say he lied about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

  UofSC continues to offer digital-based mental health to students for 2019-2020 year

A digital platform is back for another year at the University of South Carolina that’s designed to connect students to mental health counseling in a way that actually works for them.

  Pair of Midlands men capture armed robber, deputies say

Two Midlands men tackled an armed robber outside of a sporting goods store on Monday as they waited for deputies to arrive on the scene.

Columbia City Council passes gun and hate crime ordinances

New ordinances that target hate speech and tighten gun restrictions are in effect for Columbia residents as of last night.

  Five people displaced after fire damages home in northeast Columbia

The Richland County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire that happened Wednesday on Sheridan Drive.

  Sheriff: Deadly drive-by shooting in Sumter likely gang related, 2 men killed

One man died shortly after the shooting and another was airlifted to a Columbia hospital, where he later died.

CPD investigating shooting incident near Farrow Road

The Columbia Police Department is now investigating a shooting that happened Wednesday morning.

With chance to win the SEC East still in play, Gamecocks ‘desperate’ for wins

The Gamecocks (1-2) will enter Saturday’s contest at Missouri hoping to get back in the win column against an SEC opponent as their quest to win the division continues.

  Citadel officials anticipate hunger strike from cadets amid reported issues in mess hall

Citadel spokeswoman Kim Keelor-Parker stated that the school’s Vice President of Communication John Dorrian planned to meet Wednesday to determine the next steps

Former high school principal charged in wife’s death after body found near woods

A former Summerville High School principal has been charged with killing his wife after her body was found in a wooded area in Dorchester County on Tuesday.

SC authorities rescue more than 200 endangered Eastern Box Turtles destined for international turtle trade

Many of the turtles were dehydrated at the time they were seized, SCDNR said.

Foundation receives $490k grant to restore civil rights era hotel in the Lowcountry

A local foundation has received $490,000 to restore a civil rights era hotel in the Lowcountry.

  Inspector General reviewing allegations in letter from lawmakers studying state housing agency

The Office of Inspector General said they have received a letter from the House Legislative Oversight Committee studying the South Carolina State Housing Finance and Development Authority about concerns they received from a constituent wishing to remain anonymous.

  Midlands surgeon reflects on service with U.S. Army

Our military and first responders right here in the Midlands and across South Carolina continue to make the supreme sacrifice of life and limb for our country, including one surgeon at Lexington Medical Center.

  Coroner: Shooting death of 40-year-old Newberry woman ruled homicide

Newberry officials are investigating a deadly shooting that occurred early Tuesday morning on Charles Street.

  Coroner: Man left note saying he wanted to take pictures before deadly balcony fall

An investigation continues into the death of a man who fell from a balcony in Myrtle Beach.

Report: Two wish man a happy birthday, pull guns and demand money

Myrtle Beach police were called for an armed robbery Monday afternoon in which the victim said two people wished him a happy birthday before pulling guns.

  Democratic presidential hopefuls speak to SC voters at historic venue

For the first time ever, a special meeting was held at the Galivants Ferry Stump just for presidential candidates.

  Lexington Firefighters combat opioid epidemic with Narcan

Firefighters in Lexington County are combating the opioid epidemic with new training that first responders say could save hundreds of lives every year.

  Orangeburg County farmer fears he will lose half of projected earnings because of drought conditions

Some South Carolina farmers say this year’s drought has been devastating to their crops. According the U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM), at last check, there are some 820,000 South Carolinians experiencing drought conditions.

Democratic presidential candidates make their case to S.C. voters at Galivants Ferry Stump

Four of the top Democratic presidential candidates made their case to voters in Galivants Ferry Monday evening during the Galivants Ferry Stump.

  Brawl breaks out after court hearing for murder suspect

A brawl broke out Monday morning after a court hearing for a murder suspect.

  Seven years after a near fatal hit-and-run, no arrests made in Lindsay Bires case

Monday marks seven years since a former Columbia nurse and UofSC graduate was hit by a car while on her smoke break. Columbia Police have not made any arrests.

Former state representative, airman Murray dies at 81

Julius Murray, a former South Carolina state representative and airman, died on Sunday in Columbia.

SC Walmart stores giving gift cards for old car seats

The promotion lasts from Sept. 16 to Sept. 30.

  RCSD releases surveillance footage of armed robbery at Wilson Blvd. store

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man wanted for robbing a Family Dollar store on Wilson Boulevard.

  Lexington officials say water safe despite complaints of unusual smell, taste

Lexington officials say the issue is not a health concern and that steps are being taken to fix it.

  Lawsuit: Richland County School District One violated FOIA law at board meeting

A lawsuit filed earlier this month in Richland County alleges Richland County School District One violated the Freedom of Information Act law after taking action on an issue in executive session at an August board meeting.

UofSC Alumni Center hosts Columbia Veterans Job Fair

Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and RecruitMilitary will host the Columbia Veterans Job Fair on Sept. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UofSC Alumni Center.

Chapin couple buys $300,000 lottery ticket, but it almost didn’t happen

It was a huge lottery win that almost didn’t happen for one lucky Chapin couple.

Police want public’s help to find missing Fairfield County man

Kirk Anthony Hall, 41, was last seen Wednesday, Sept. 12 near his home in the Peay Ridge area.

15-year-old pulled from Lake Keowee dies at hospital

The Pickens County coroner says a 15-year-old boy is dead after being pulled from Lake Keowee on Friday night.

Rare recording of King speech in Charleston to be auctioned this week

Rare audio tapes from a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1967 speech in Charleston will change hands this week when they’re auctioned in New York City.

I-77 back open after semi crash near Blythewood Road on Monday morning

Officials have not said if anyone was hurt in the crash.

  “I put it in my mouth and pulled the trigger, but...God had another plan,” Midlands vet tells story of attempted suicide to raise awareness

The inaugural Steps & Strides Against Veteran Suicide Walk is happening Monday morning. It will begin at the Columbia Vet Center on Richland Street.

Police: 22-year-old dies after falling from Ocean Boulevard hotel balcony

The Myrtle Beach Police Department is investigating after they received reports of someone falling from a balcony on Ocean Boulevard Saturday evening.

  Tagovailoa has career day as Tide rolls past Gamecocks 47-23

Tua Tagovailoa was 28-of-36 for 444 yards and five touchdowns in Alabama’s win over the Gamecocks.

Muschamp, Saban to match wits as Gamecocks host No. 2 Tide for the first time since 2010

For as long as Nick Saban has been a head coach in college football, none of his former assistants have been able to hand the coach a loss against their former boss.

  Midlands teens weigh in on social media effects on depression, anxiety after release of new study

A group of researchers from Johns Hopkins University published findings of a study that showed the more time a teen spends on social media, the worse it is for their mental health.

Sen. Graham comes to NMB to ‘rally the troops;’ talks offshore drilling, gun control

A sea of red is how many described the event where nearly 400 people gathered to hear South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham speak and “rally the troops.”

Son of accused Florence mass shooter faces additional criminal sexual conduct charges

The son of a man accused of killing two law enforcement officers and injuring five others faces additional criminal sexual conduct charges.

  Lawsuits: Two Orangeburg special needs students repeatedly sexually assaulted by special needs classmate

Two lawsuits filed against the Orangeburg Consolidated School District allege two special needs students were forced to perform sexual acts and raped multiple times by a fellow special needs classmate at Edisto High School earlier this year.

  New program in the Midlands aims to change stigma of mental health for law enforcement

One organization in the Midlands is rolling out a new program to change the stigma of mental health for law enforcement and giving officers an easier path to getting help.

South Carolina lawmakers considering bill to pay student-athletes

The University of South Carolina's football schedule this season promises competitive matchups at home and on the road.

Orangeburg Co. deputies seek man wanted for threatening to kill girlfriend

Authorities with the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office are searching for 18-year-old Da’Vonta Charley in connection with an assault case that happened on August 5.

Woman sues S.C. nail salon after she set her hands on fire while smoking

A woman has filed a lawsuit against the owners of a Grand Strand nail salon, claiming her hands were burned after employees said she could smoke while her fingernails were covered in acetone.

Pair of men arrested after drug deal on school grounds becomes robbery

Two men were arrested Thursday night after a transaction involving drugs happened on school grounds, according to the Columbia Police Department.

SC man wanted for shooting of 7-year-old child arrested in NYC

U.S. Marshals found Nikeen Johnson, 25, on Thursday night and took him into custody without any issues.