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  Father of missing 5YO says, “some weight has finally been lifted,” now that Nevaeh’s remains have been found

A painful and tragic update coming out of Sumter. During a news conference Tuesday, police revealed that the remains of five-year-old Nevaeh Adams, who was missing for two months, were found late last week in the Richland Landfill in Elgin.

SCHP: Cyclist injured in hit-and-run collision in Orangeburg County

Crews put out fire at restaurant near Columbiana Centre

  Panel of SC senators move forward with amended Fetal Heartbeat bill

Family, friends honor late Inv. Farrah Turner on anniversary of her death

  SC senators amend ‘fetal heartbeat’ bill to remove exceptions for rape, incest

Authorities searching for missing 15-year-old Dorchester County girl

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  Gamecocks report NCAA violations, agrees on penalties

SC investigators arrest 2nd suspect in killing of USPS employee

  Coroner announces identity of victim killed after being hit on I-77

  Media personality, SC native Charlamagne Tha God presents SC State with $250,000 in scholarships

Police: Mother arrested after infant tests positive for meth

  Deputies investigate suspicious package at intersection in Kershaw County

  Bill would require all sign language interpreters in SC hospitals, courtrooms and schools to become certified

Lawmakers are mulling over a piece of legislation that would require all sign language interpreters in the state to be nationally certified before they can be hired to work in hospitals, courtrooms, and public schools.

  ‘It looked like a warzone’ say employees who saw alleged active shooter leave Sumter business

Sumter Police are investigating a shooting that occurred early Monday morning at Palmetto Tires on Broad St.

Report: Dissatisfied customer punches, cuts employee’s hair at salon

A woman who was dissatisfied with her weave assaulted an employee by cutting her hair and punching her at a Moncks Corner salon, according to a police report.

  Motivational speaker comes to Benedict College to encourage young women through her new superhero

The Her Idea HBCU Tour kicks off at Benedict College on Oct. 22-24 bringing millennial entrepreneurs, digital media experts, and venture capitalists about their pathways to success.

What Will Muschamp said about refereeing versus Florida

Gamecocks, Commodores set to face off in Homecoming night game

Coroner identifies man who died after crashing into utility pole in Swansea

  Vape store owner says it’s time to raise legal age to 21, ahead of free vaping event at White Knoll HS, Monday

  Third-generation family business continues tradition at SC State Fair

SC DMV to accept more documents for veteran identification on driver’s license

72-year-old man reported missing found safe

A 72-year-old man reported missing has been found safe.

  Tropical storm Nestor brings disappointing day for UofSC fans and fairgoers

Tropical Storm Nestor brought heavy rain and gusty winds to the Midlands starting this morning but that didn’t stop hundreds of people from pouring into Columbia for the face-off between the UofSC Gamecocks and the Florida Gators and another day at the South Carolina State Fair.

  Pough becomes all-time wins leader at SC State, Bulldogs down Morgan St.

Oliver “Buddy” Pough now stands alone as the winningest coach in South Carolina State history.

  Trask lifts No. 9 Florida to victory over South Carolina

A four-touchdown day by Kyle Trask and 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter helped Florida take down South Carolina 38-27.

‘Shark Tank’ investor Mark Cuban reportedly donates $50k to Grand Strand domestic violence center

Dallas Mavericks majority owner and Shark Tank investor is reportedly making a large donation to a local cause.

Lawrence leads No. 3 Clemson to 45-10 rout of Louisville

Lawrence, Etienne lead No. 3 Clemson to 45-10 rout of Louisville

Gamecocks face another top-10 challenge at home against No. 9 Florida

For the second straight week, South Carolina will face another team ranked among the top 10 in the AP Top 25.

  SC man’s suicide note states bodies of mother, aunt found in home had been there since 2015

Officials say they were conducting a wellness check at a home in Clover, South Carolina, July 31, when they discovered three people dead. Months later, the autopsy report was released.

  Shoppers witness car chase, suspect running into West Columbia store

A police chase involving a suspect in a stolen car led to a crash on a busy road in West Columbia on Thursday.

  CPD: Man wanted after being accused of breaking into vehicles

The Columbia Police Department needs your help to identify a man wanted for breaking into a vehicle on Tuesday.

Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon canceled due to threat of severe weather

Sunday’s Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon has been canceled due to the threat of strong storms from Tropical Storm Nestor.

  LCSD: Middle school student had knife on campus, threatened to kill teacher

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department has charged a seventh-grade Pelion Middle School student on Friday after he brought a knife on campus and threatened to kill a teacher.

  Judge listens to arguments over SCGOP primary lawsuit

A few weeks after a lawsuit was filed in Richland County over the South Carolina Republican Party’s decision to cancel their presidential preference primary in 2020, a judge listened to arguments from attorneys representing the plaintiffs and defendants in the case.

  This Columbia man’s solo holiday photoshoot is everything you need to see

Who says you need to have a family to do a holiday-inspired photoshoot?

  How Healthy Learners gives children a reason to smile

In 27 years of Healthy Learners working to remove children’s health barriers to learning, the nonprofit has served 14,000 children and provided more than 70,000 services.

  New CDC report shows alarming uptick in youth suicide rates

A disturbing trend surfaced Thursday in a new CDC report.

Teen charged in death of alleged burglar in Camden

Hal “Toby” Bailey died in Camden in January 2019.

  Football game at SC State moved up due to Tropical Storm Nestor

With Tropical Storm Nestor expected to impact the Midlands on Saturday, South Carolina State has opted to move their football game up.

14-year-old reported missing in SC found safe

Chesterfield County Sheriff, J.D. Dixon, confirmed that Jaylynn Starr McClain was located late Thursday night.

Man left paralyzed after being shot by Charleston Co. deputy awarded $750,000

A man shot by a Charleston County deputy responding to a call about a possible home invasion received a $750,000 payout from the South Carolina Insurance Reserve Fund.

  Impacts of state drought reach SC State Fair agriculture

Nearly every county in South Carolina continues to experience drought conditions. This update coming after the state’s Drought Response Committee met this week to reevaluate the drought status of each county.

  Service Dog Winston takes on the SC State Fair

It’s bound to be another busy weekend at the state fair in Columbia, and if you attend, you may see some PAALS service dogs roaming the fairgrounds, including service-dog-in-training, Winston.

  Fight for cleaner water in Bamberg County takes national stage at Democratic debate

During Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, one candidate highlighted a resident in Denmark, South Carolina, and her fight for cleaner water in that community.

  Lowcountry man charged in connection with armed robbery of Orangeburg barbershop

A Charleston County man has been arrested and charged one day after an armed robbery of a barbershop left one of two suspects hospitalized.

  Rep. Elijah Cummings born in Baltimore but shaped by South Carolina

Some South Carolinians also felt as if the state lost a son after the passing of Rep. Elijah Cummings.

  Proposal to tighten eligibility for SNAP benefits could hurt students in free school lunch programs, USDA analysis says

Nearly a million children nationwide automatically eligible for free school lunch programs could lose that eligibility. A new proposal aims to tighten eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, commonly known as food stamps.

Swansea High student arrested, charged with making threats on school bus

An 18-year-old Swansea High School student was arrested and charged Thursday after threatening other students on a school bus.

  Panel of lawmakers studying mold remediation in South Carolina

Right now in South Carolina, there is no state agency that regulates the remediation of mold.

Sumter Co. Coroner identifies man who died in single-car collision on I-95

The identity of a St. Matthews man who died in a single-car crash on I-95 has been released by the Sumter County Coroner’s Office.

RCSD: Suspect tried to rob victim at convenience store with pellet gun

Deputies in Richland County have arrested 24-year-old Devin Anderson following a robbery attempt at a convenience store.

  Man arrested by CPD after dumping tires illegally

The Columbia Police Department has arrested 37-year-old Mujahd Muhammad following an investigation looking into a series of vehicle tire dumps.

75-year-old Columbia man killed in motorcycle crash

A car and motorcycle collided on Hwy 391 on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

  SC teen missing for 2 weeks found safe

Kieara Outing was last seen Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the McDonald’s where she works.

  400,000+ South Carolinians expected to take part in Thursday’s Great SouthEast ShakeOut

More than 2 million people across eight states, and in the nation’s capital, are expected to take part in Thursday’s Great SouthEast ShakeOut. This safety drill is the highlight of South Carolina’s ongoing Earthquake Preparedness Week.

  A vegetarian’s guide to the South Carolina State Fair

There are plenty of things to eat out at the South Carolina State Fair, but it may be a little more difficult to find some foods that you like if you’re cutting back on the meats or are a vegetarian.

  Midlands leaders advocate for the celebration of Indigenous People’s Day

Since 1937, Columbus Day has been recognized as a federal holiday. In recent years, there’s been a strong push by many across the nation to observe Indigenous People’s Day instead.

  OCSO: Suspect suffers gunshot wound in armed robbery

One person has been hospitalized after being shot during an attempted armed robbery in Orangeburg, according to deputies.

  Various programs recruiting minority male educators in South Carolina

On Wednesday morning, Allen Taste took some notes from his college professor. Pretty soon, Taste, a senior at Claflin University, will be the one standing in front of the classroom.

  Drought continues to impact South Carolina farmers despite rain

The rain this week is a welcome sight to many areas of South Carolina that have been experiencing weeks of on-going drought.

  Midlands fifth graders take pledge as gun safety education makes its way into elementary schools

A group of fifth-graders across Richland School District One signed the dotted line on Wednesday, pledging to alert an adult if they find a gun and act as if it’s loaded.

  Man arrested in Elgin after officials shut down drug operation near school

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office and the Elgin Police Department have arrested 29-year-old Zachary Keegan.

  Report: SC ranks 5th worst for identity theft and fraud

Just a few years removed from a massive data breach in South Carolina, an online study finds our state is still one of the most vulnerable to identity theft and fraud.

Police release description of man who tried to abduct two girls at school bus stop in Rock Hill

A Rock Hill mother says her daughter and niece were approached by a man who grabbed one of them by the book bag and tried to get them to go to a local park after getting off the school bus.

DOJ: Conway man linked to largest Darknet child pornography website

A Conway man is one of hundreds of people across the world who are being charged in connection to the largest darknet child pornography website.

Pair of roads to lose access to N. Main St. due to road widening project

As workers continue to widen North Main Street, motorists will not be able to reach that road from two access points starting Wednesday.

Deputies believe Hilton Head masseur may have taped 50 women during, after massages

Deputies interviewed him and seized several electronic devices owned or used by Crocker including a cell phone, laptops, and tablets

'It makes me ... scared’: Female Myrtle Beach realtors targeted by a possible human trafficking text scam

How does $300,000 sound to you to become a Victoria's Secret model?

SC senators start look at accelerating interstate expansion

A group of state senators is studying what South Carolina needs to do if it wants to increase the pace of widening interstate highways

  Columbia City Council approves Vacant Building Registry

Columbia City Council approved an ordinance that would require property owners to list vacant structures on a Vacant Building Registry.

First-ever swingers club could be coming to Myrtle Beach

The Myrtle Beach Planning Commission considered Tuesday an application to bring the first swingers club to the Grand Strand.

  Midlands WWII veteran set to celebrate 100th birthday reflects on D-Day invasion

After more than two decades in the Navy, Army and Air Force, Luther Godwin retired in 1966.

  Officials say earthquakes much more common in South Carolina than most think

Tuesday morning, officials with the South Carolina Emergency Management Division were at the state’s Emergency Operations Center going over their plan for a major earthquake in South Carolina.

  Suspect charged with murder following ‘unnecessary’ shooting in Newberry

Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and SLED are investigating a shooting that left one person dead early Tuesday around 1 a.m.

Media picks Gamecocks to win SEC title

For the fifth time in six seasons, Dawn Staley and the South Carolina Gamecocks have been picked to win the SEC title by members of the media.

Deputies arrest 2 men following September shooting at My Place Bar

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department has arrested two men who were connected with a shooting at a bar in Columbia in September.

  Gamecocks’ Kinlaw named to AP Midseason All-America team

It’s been a pretty good year for South Carolina defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw.

South Carolina inmate accused of killing cellmate

Authorities in South Carolina say an inmate accused of killing a gas clerk in New Jersey is now being accused of killing his cellmate

Supreme Court lets US stop work on $8B SC nuclear fuel plant

The U.S. Supreme Court has shut down South Carolina's attempt to complete a nuclear fuel facility.