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  ‘The Faye feeling’: Family friend describes warmth shared by 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

She said if Faye knew you, she was hugging you, touching others with a heart of gold she carried everywhere she went.

Highway Patrol investigating fatal collision on I-26 Eastbound

Coroner identifies person killed in collision on I-20 Westbound

Deputies: Man charged after firing pellet gun at home, vehicles

19-year-old killed in crash in Lexington County

Tigers upset fifth-ranked Louisville at home

Florence County investigators searching for missing teen

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  Friend of Faye Swetlik’s mother asks for public to stop spreading rumors

  Investigators link death of 30-year-old neighbor to homicide of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

  First Alert Forecast: Cooler this weekend - More rain next week

Man accused of breaking into 3 Sumter homes, threatening women

‘It’s more than neglectful, it’s evil’: Sheriff describes abuse of Upstate toddler who died

  Neighbors heartbroken, shocked by new revelations in homicide case of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

  Kingston captures first Opening Day win at Carolina as Gamecocks thump Holy Cross

For the first time, Carolina head baseball coach Mark Kingston leaves Founders Park a winner on Opening Day as South Carolina crushed Holy Cross, 10-0.

Lexington Co. man sentenced to 20 years in prison following death of daughter

A 27-year-old man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison without parole following the death of his 4-year-old daughter.

President Trump holding ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Charlotte this March

The event will take place on Monday, March 2, at Bojangles’ Coliseum.

Gamecocks’ Boston named to Lisa Leslie Award’s Top 10

South Carolina’s Aliyah Boston has been named to another prestigious award list.

Officials: Columbia man sentenced on Valentine’s Day after using romance to take money from women

  LISTEN: 911 calls released related to 6-year-old Faye Swetlik’s disappearance

Classmates show love for Faye Swetlik with Valentine’s Day cards

  6-year-old Faye Swetlik found dead after disappearing from front yard in Cayce, S.C.

  Gamecocks baseball staff prepares for opening day

  Richland Library celebrates Black History Month with enriching free programming

Woman killed by tree falling on her car while driving on I-20

It happened around 11:45 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the interstate.

  Community devastated by death of Faye Swetlik after days of praying for her safe return

Neighbors are in shock that 6-year-old Faye's body was found in her neighborhood Thursday morning.

  2 people killed in crash on I-26 in Lexington County identified

Two people from Missouri died in a crash on I-26 West in South Carolina on Thursday afternoon.

  Vice president shares sorrow with S.C. about missing 6-year-old found dead on day of his visit

Vice President Mike Pence said he was “deeply saddened” to hear Faye’s body was found.

Missing Whitmire teen with Down syndrome found safe

Austin McCall was found safe around 9:45 p.m., just a few hours after he was last seen.

Coroner: Lexington County man dies in motorcycle accident

The Lexington County Coroner’s Office has now identified a man who died in a motorcycle accident on Peach Festival Road.

South Carolina receives notice of allegations from NCAA regarding former basketball assistant coach

The University of South Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA regarding violations made by former assistant men’s basketball assistant coach Lamont Evans.

  Reaction on social media pours in following death of missing 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

After officials revealed the body of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik was found, reaction on social media began to pour in.

  Vice President Mike Pence speaks to Citadel Cadets

Vice President Mike Pence arrived at Joint Base Charleston late Thursday afternoon for a special evening at The Citadel.

Lincoln Charter grad mourns the loss of twin sister who died in S.C. crash

Nearly a week after two USC Union softball players died in a car crash, their teammate who was also in the car is opening up about what happened.

  Cayce DPS searching for two vehicles in connection with Faye Swetlik’s disappearance

The Cayce Department of Public Safety is searching for two vehicles caught on video in Faye Swetlik’s neighborhood.

Kershaw Co. deputies arrest 6 suspects on drugs, weapons charges

Six people have been arrested after the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office executed four search warrants this week.

Correctional officer arrested after accepting money, gifts from inmate

A 25-year-old correctional officer has been arrested for misconduct in office.

  Vice President Pence in S.C. Thursday for 9th Annual Patriot Dinner

The vice president will visit West Columbia and Charleston.

  Law enforcement says it ‘can’t comment’ on whether family of missing 6-year-old face polygraph tests

The Cayce Department of Public Safety said it will now hold daily press briefings to update the public about the status of the investigation and search into a missing child.

  Investigators close off neighborhood as search for 6-year-old Faye Swetlik continues

The search continues at Churchill Heights on Wednesday for 6-year-old Faye Swetlik.

  ‘There is no end of the line’: Biden seeks fresh start in S.C. after poor showings in Iowa, N.H.

After not breaking into the top three in the first two nominating contests of the 2020 election, former Vice President Joe Biden said he feels good.

  RCSD: Man wanted for exposing himself to three high school students in Zaxby’s

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is asking for community help to identify a man wanted for exposing himself to three high school students.

Woodland High cancels rest of girls’ JV schedule after fight during basketball game

Woodland High School officials have cancelled the remaining schedule for its girls junior varsity team after a fight during a game.

Carolina assistant Brown officially introduced as newest addition to L.A. Rams coaching staff

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Rams officially announced Thomas Brown as the team’s new running backs coach.

OCSO searching for suspects who stole dirtbike from cycle shop

Investigators with the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office is searching for two suspects in connection with the theft of a dirtbike.

  Heathwood student accused of forcing 15-year-old girl to commit sexual act at a party

The Columbia Police Department has arrested and charged 18-year-old Garrett Kennard with first-degree criminal sexual conduct and kidnapping.

DHEC: 4 flu-related deaths recorded in S.C. this week

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control has reported four flu-related deaths in the state this week.

Pair of inmates receive additional sentences for involvement with drug trafficking rings

Two South Carolina inmates will now serve more time after officials discovered their involvement in major drug trafficking rings run from inside prisons.

Governor McMaster presents proclamation to rock band KISS

Before the iconic rock band KISS took the stage in Columbia on Tuesday, they were greeted by Gov. Henry McMaster with a very special gift.

  ‘We’ve got to find her’: Faye Swetlik’s grandmother just wants her home

As the search continues for missing 6-year-old Faye Swetlik, community members in Cayce are turning to prayer.

  Officials: No evidence of abduction during investigation into missing 6-year-old from S.C.

Faye's family said they last saw her playing in the yard Monday after school around 3:45 p.m.

Chaplain charged, fired after having sexual relationship with inmate in Greenwood, police say

A chaplain has been charged and fired after having a sexual relationship with an inmate in Greenwood, police said.

Sell, manage or status quo? Report out on SC public utility

South Carolina could pay off billions in debt and end uncertainty over lawsuits if it sells its state-owned utility, Santee Cooper, but the move would cost ratepayers more money over the next 20 years, state fiscal officials say in a newly released report.

KCSO searching for man who broke into gas station, stole cigarettes

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a black male in connection with the robbery of the Mobile Gas Station in Lugoff.

  Neighbors shocked, terrified day after 6-year-old girl disappears

State and federal law enforcement agencies have gotten involved in the search for a missing 6-year-old girl from South Carolina.

Man pleads guilty after being charged as a felon in possession with weapons

A 30-year-old man has been pleaded guilty in federal court after being charged as a felon in possession with guns and ammunition.

Sumter County Coroner identifies two people killed in mobile home fire

The Sumter County Coroner’s Office has identified two people killed in a mobile home fire on the 4400 block of Broad Street.

RCSD searching for gas station robbery suspect

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a suspected wanted in connection with a robbery of a gas station convenience store.

S.C. officials continue search for missing 6-year-old last seen playing in yard

The girl, who is 6, has strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a floral skirt and polka dot boots.

Harris, Boston earn conference, national recognition for Gamecocks

Less than 24 hours after South Carolina picked up their first win ever against UConn, senior guard Tyasha Harris and freshman forward Aliyah Boston found themselves as the topic of discussion when it comes to some of the nation’s best women’s college basketball players.

Staley: Gamecocks PG Harris is ‘showing everybody around the country what she’s made of’

Now, in her final year with the Gamecocks, Tyasha Harris leads a team that boasts the top recruiting class while proving to be a force on both sides of the floor.

  Gamecocks capture their first win vs. UConn in program history

Led by senior Tyasha Harris and freshman Aliyah Boston each recording double-doubles, the Gamecocks defeated the Huskies for the first time 70-52 in program history.

  Education majors in SC could get more money for their lottery scholarships if education overhaul bill is signed into law

After she graduates, Sarah Campbell wants to be a middle school English teacher.

Fairfield County Coroner identifies person killed in ATV accident

The Fairfield County Coroner’s Office has identified the person killed in an ATV accident Feb. 8th.

S.C. partners with Homeland Security to promote human trafficking awareness

The Myrtle Beach Police Department’s leader announced a major partnership to help raise awareness about human trafficking.

W. Columbia officials say frequent repairs to flooded riverwalk are worth it

The West Columbia river walk is closed for the fourth day in a row, as water from the Congaree River swallows much of the walking trail south of the Gervais Street bridge.

  Lake Wateree residents deal with heavy flooding, prepare for more rain this week

Lake Wateree is up to a nearly historic level, and people who live on the lake are dealing with serious flooding.

Gamecock fan celebrates remission of cancer ahead of big game

While South Carolina gears up for their big showdown against UConn, one Gamecock fan is already celebrating a big victory of his own.

Richland County Fire purchases new firetruck with grant funding

The Columbia-Richland County Fire Department has purchased a new firetruck.

  RCSD: Man arrested after shooting woman, causing vehicle to crash into building

A man is in custody following a shooting incident on 300 block of Killian Road.

‘This means the world to me': Grand Strand veteran gets ‘royal’ treatment for 97th birthday

A Grand Strand World War II veteran is having a birthday fit for a king.

  Pedestrian hit by car and killed in Lynchburg

It happened early Monday morning near the parking lot of the Gethsemane Apostolic Church on Highway 76.

RCSD: Double homicide suspect facing additional charges

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department has announced additional charges will be filed against 20-year-old Ontrell Dashuan Martin.

‘Who cares?’: Martin not interested in early tournament projections for Gamecocks

In five weeks, 68 men’s college basketball teams will enter March Madness with a ticket to the Big Dance.

Friends in Kershaw County to share $200,000 lottery prize

Three friends in Kershaw County will be sharing a $200,000 lottery prize.

Shriners honor Air Force veteran on his 99th birthday

The veteran said it was one of the happiest days in all of his 99 years.

Gamecocks’ Harris named to Lieberman Award Top 10

South Carolina guard Tyasha Harris continues to impress in her final year with the Gamecocks.

Keith Sweat, Brian McKnight to headline Columbia R&B Spring Fest

The show is Saturday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at Colonial Life Arena.

Gamecocks stay at No. 1 in AP Top 25, UConn slides to No. 5

South Carolina continued their winning ways over the last week and, because of that, the Gamecocks remain at the top of the AP Top 25 rankings.

  Newberry man nearly threw away lottery ticket worth $100,000

A Newberry man nearly threw away a lottery ticket that might change his life.

  Victim says relative kidnapped her after killing 2 other family members

Officials have shared the names of two people who were killed over the weekend in Columbia.

Cluster of white sharks ping off coast of Carolinas

A group of white sharks continues to hang around the coast of the Carolinas, and experts are at a loss as to why.