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  Lexington Co. student arrested after threatening to shoot students

A Pelion Middle School student has been charged after making a comment to a school employee about shooting students.

FIRST ALERT: Storms could be strong for your weekend!

  Woman who stole 2 cars, jumped on semi before death reported missing in GA just hours earlier

  Parents worry about buses without air conditioning, SC Department of Education working to find solutions

  Electronic scooter company makes pitch to Orangeburg as Columbia ban continues

Authorities searching for missing 16-year-old Lugoff girl who needs medication

Things to do this weekend: August 23 - 25

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Both men killed in shooting at Columbia bar identified, suspect still on run

Georgetown police search for missing 16-year-old

  New clear bag requirement now in effect for Lexington-Richland 5 sporting events

  Grand opening for Saluda Shoals Park’s Universally Inclusive Playground

  FIRST ALERT: Storms and a Cold Front will Lead to Cooler Temperatures

  Sumter YWCA sees increase in calls for help after death of Sharee Bradley

FIRST ALERT: A potential tropical system could impact parts of the Southeastern coast this weekend

Heads up! The tropics are heating up.

SC business owners meet with members of SC Congressional delegation

On Thursday evening, members of South Carolina’s congressional delegation and business owners got together for the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s Washington Night.

  Officials: Man shot after breaking into Lexington home, two arrested

Two men have been arrested after one suspect broke into a home in Lexington County and was shot before attempting to steal a safe on Sunday morning, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.

  Panthers donate backpacks, supplies to Midlands school district

The Carolina Panthers paid a visit to one Midlands elementary school to help students kick off the year in style.

  SC Department of Corrections changes method of hiring in effort to fill vacancies

  ‘I thought he threw a punch’: Former students continue testimony in Lexington 2014 fatal stabbing trial

  2 men killed, 2 others injured in shooting at Columbia bar

  VIRAL VIDEO: S.C. girl in wheelchair dances her heart out

More than 200 students move in at Columbia International University

Police: Student sent ‘alarming texts’ with threat against Lexington Middle School

FIRST ALERT: Cold front brings storms, some strong Friday evening through Sunday

Be weather aware this weekend. Alert Days are posted from Friday afternoon and evening through Sunday for potential strong storms.

  SUV rolls away from owner during repairs, runs into Camden restaurant

A restaurant has been damaged after a Jeep ran into the side of the building, according to the Camden Police Department.

Alabama postpones 50th Anniversary Tour due to lead singer’s health

Rescheduled dates for the tour will be announced in the coming weeks, the band said.

  Elephant dies unexpectedly at Riverbanks Zoo

Zoo officials said the death of Robin, one of their African elephants, was unexpected.

Study: Myrtle Beach is the second most romantic city in America

A recent study has named Myrtle Beach the second most romantic city in America.

  Three Kershaw County elementary schools set to close, superintendent says expect new school in 2021-2022

This week, the Kershaw County School Board voted to close down three elementary schools in the northern part of the district: Baron-Dekalb, Bethune and Mt. Pisgah Elementary Schools. The schools will be consolidated and moved into a brand new elementary school, which the district plans to have built

  Officials on scene of shooting incident on Two Notch Road

Officials are currently on the scene of a shooting incident that occurred early Thursday morning at 2709 Two Notch Rd.

  RCSD and community organizations to host monthly gun violence roundtable

Building Better Communities, Faith Coalition on Gun Violence and Richland County Sheriff’s Department will host the monthly roundtable to discuss “Gun Violence in Columbia on Aug. 22.

  Walking over a mile for groceries? Some Columbia residents nervous as Save-A-Lot closure approaches

Residents in one area of downtown Columbia could soon be living in a food desert after the announcement that the Save-A-Lot on Harden Street would be closing on August 24, 2018.

  Jim Hudson Automotive makes large donation to Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation

Jim Hudson Automotive Group held a news conference will be held to present a substantial donation to the Lexington County Sheriff's Foundation.

  Alternative certification programs in SC helping address teacher shortage

The Palmetto State Teachers Association, like many other teacher organizations across the state, will be waiting anxiously for The Center for Education, Recruitment, Retention and Advancement’s (CERRA’s) Supply and Demand report.

  In Louisville, Trump signs order forgiving student-loan debt for disabled veterans

President Donald Trump closed his speech in Louisville on Wednesday by signing an order that will forgive all student-loan debt for many of America’s disabled veterans.

  Credit union raises money to help Make-A-Wish Foundation grant wishes

Thanks to a few donations by residents across the state, Make-A-Wish in South Carolina will be able to grant more wishes for local children and their families.

  South Carolinians with arrest records, felonies can be teachers

Educators in South Carolina are allowed to have arrest records and felony convictions.

  TSA demonstrates proper way to carry firearms when flying

The Transportation Security Administration held an event at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport to show travelers the proper way to fly with their firearms.

  Former Dutch Fork students take the stand in 2014 fatal stabbing of classmate

Friends of DaVon Capers testified on behalf of their late friend Wednesday afternoon, as the man accused of fatally stabbing their friend is retried for his murder.

  Kershaw County School Board votes to consolidate 3 elementary schools

On Tuesday night, the Kershaw County School Board of Trustees voted to close three elementary schools in the northern portion of the district and move them into a consolidated new building, near an existing high school and middle school.

Shaw Air Force Base outlines plans for resiliency day to address suicides

At Shaw, three airmen have committed suicide just this year.

  Sen. Jackson sends letter requesting Oversight Subcommittee for UofSC Board of Trustees

Senator Darrell Jackson has sent a letter requesting the appointment of a Senate Legislative Oversight Subcommittee to review the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees presidential search process.

Newberry closes several parks due to storm damage, safety concerns

A strong storm swept through the city overnight Saturday, downing trees and power lines.

  Investigation underway after body found on Broad River Road

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department has launched a death investigation after a man’s body was found Wednesday afternoon.

  19-year-old arrested in Atlanta in connection with double murder off Broad River Road

Sheriff Leon Lott of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department will hold a press conference at the department’s headquarters to discuss a shooting incident that occurred on Aug. 8.

Survey: SC named third friendliest state in America

According to a survey done by Big 7 Travel, you’ll only find a couple of states friendlier than South Carolina.

  Aces’ Wilson receives WNBA Cares Community Assist Award

Former South Carolina Gamecocks star A'ja Wilson was named July’s WNBA Cares Community Assist Award recipient, the league announced Tuesday.

Teenager arrested after leading deputies on a chase

Richland County deputies have arrested a 15-year-old boy who has been charged with being in possession of a stolen vehicle and failure to stop for blue lights.

  Richland School District Two increases security standards

Fifteen of the district’s schools underwent a major face-lift this summer.

  Columbia ordinances on guns, hate crimes pass first vote

Two city ordinances dealing with guns, and another on hate crimes, have passed an initial vote.

  Winnsboro man wanted for threatening law enforcement on social media

The Winnsboro Police Department is searching for a 30-year-old man who threatened law enforcement on Facebook Live.

  One suspect captured, one suspect wanted in shooting that injured 7-year-old in Sumter Co.

One man is in custody and one man is wanted in connection with a shooting that injured two adults and 7-year-old in Sumter County on August 16th.

  Lawmakers consider bill that would make UofSC Board of Trustees smallest in the state

Tuesday, lawmakers heard from members of the University of South Carolina Board of Trustees a few weeks after the controversial election of new UofSC President Bob Caslen.

Richland Co. Coroner ID’s victim of fatal motor vehicle collision on I-20W

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts has identified the person who died in a collision on I-20 Westbound at mile marker 82.

  Witness saw woman crash, steal second car before attempting to escape on semi-truck

While stuck in traffic on I-20, Faith Caldwell caught a flash in the corner of her eye, heard a scream, and went straight to the scene of the accident.

  West Columbia PD arrests man accused of stealing car from restaurant

Police in West Columbia have arrested a 42-year-old man in connection with a car theft that took place Tuesday morning.

  Lexington man faces murder trial for 2014 Cookout stabbing following 2016 mistrial

The Lexington man charged with fatally stabbing a 17-year-old Dutch Fork High School student in 2014 is standing trial for a second time.

  Q&A: Strategies for managing back-to-school anxiety for kids of all ages

Just like the “Sunday scaries” or the “Sunday blues” are real for all of us, anxiety is a real thing for kids heading back to school this week.

  S.C. school district responds to teacher’s lawsuit for out-of-pocket classroom costs, unpaid work

The lawsuit claims the district broke state and federal laws by requiring her to pay for school supplies out of her own pocket and work for free at school-related events.

Corrections officer charged with misconduct, inappropriate relationship with inmate

The Department of Corrections Police services has released an arrest warrant for an officer accused of misconduct in office.

  CPD investigating dump truck collision at intersection of Garners Ferry and Old Woodlands Rd

The Columbia Police Department is investigating a collision between a dump truck and a four-door sedan.

  Officials: Person dies after being hit by semi on I-20 E in Lexington

A person driving a stolen car crashed into several vehicles before running onto the interstate.

  RCSD issues Stop Work Order for club posing as a restaurant, operating as a ‘sexually explicit’ business

The department will discuss another club they say is illegally operating as a sexually explicit business.

'Clash of the Titans’: Chick-fil-A, Popeyes compete for best chicken sandwich title

The best chicken sandwich debate has heated up!

  Cardinal Newman students start school a day after Richland Sheriff ends investigation

It’s the first day of school for students at Cardinal Newman School in Columbia. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced Monday that the investigation into threats made against the school by a now-former student over the summer, is over.

Fairfield County Fire Service investigating Winnsboro house fire

Fairfield County Fire Service is currently investing a house fire that occurred on Fagan Road in Winnsboro early Tuesday morning.

Lexington County One ‘School Zone Traffic Safety Plan’ begins as students return to class

With Lexington County School District One beginning their academic year on Aug. 20, Chief Terrence Green would like the Town of Lexington community to know that school resource officers, traffic division and Community Action Team (C.A.T.) officers will be working together on the “School Zone Traffic

  New communication technology announced for first responders in Columbia

During an emergency, first responders’ ability to communicate with one another can mean the difference between life and death.

  Lexington Fire investigating structure fire on Allenbrooke Drive

Officials with the Lexington Police Department are assisting County Fire Services with a structure fire.

  Columbia City Council to vote on gun and hate crime ordinances

Tuesday, Columbia City Council is taking a first vote on three ordinances designed to make Columbia safer.

  New statewide program recognizes school districts for commitment to military families

amika Sherman and her family understand the difficulties of military life.

  CPD Chief Holbrook on gun violence, officer recruitment after a violent couple of weeks

Homicides. Aggravated assaults. Gangs. Gun violence. The struggle to recruit the good guys to stop the bad guys.

  Sanders says SC was ‘a bad state’ for him in 2016, but this time is different

Senator Bernie Sanders admitted he lost by a considerable amount in South Carolina when he ran for President in 2016 but thinks this time will be different.

Deputies uncover drugs in Sumter Co. mobile home, 5 arrested

A search of a mobile home in Sumter County uncovered several drugs and produced five arrests for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

  ‘It was wild’: Newberry residents cleaning up after storm rips through town Saturday night

Nearly 48 hours after severe storms made their way through parts of Newberry County, residents continue to clean up the damage left behind.

  RCSD: Cardinal Newman investigation closed, no further arrests to be made

Following the arrest of a 16-year-old student who made threats against Cardinal Newman School, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said no further arrests will be made in this investigation.

  Midlands reentry program rehabilitates former criminal offenders

We all know how hot it gets during a South Carolina summer, and as those temperatures go up living without an AC unit becomes more difficult and unpleasant.

52-year-old Lexington Co. man arrested for operating repair shop after business license revoked

Authorities arrested a Leesville man after determining he was operating a repair shop without a business license.

  Newberry storm damage causes power outages and road closures

Newberry County schools start today, but severe storms over the weekend are causing road closures and power outages to continue into Monday morning.

  Back to school: SC Highway Patrol stepping up patrols in Midlands school zones

As students begin heading back to the classrooms, that also means more traffic on your morning commute. South Carolina Highway Patrol will be increasing patrols in Midlands school zones to help make sure drivers and students make it to their destinations safely.

Midlands schools returning for the 2019-2020 academic year

It’s that time of year when students are heading back to school. Thousands of children across the Midlands are returning to school beginning the week of Aug. 19.