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    Deputies: Murder suspect boards school bus minutes after crime Video included

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    A Harleyville murder suspect allegedly boarded a school bus filled with students just minutes after the crime, according to Deputies.Officials said Steve Elmore is accused of murdering Mark Anthony Daniel early Friday morning off of Iris Lane in Dorchester County.It's a small, two lane road that was Laura Williams' definition of tranquility until that morning."I just walked my granddaughter out to get on the bus," Williams said."I just heard a gunshot, and I came out the door, and I saw a gen... More>>

    Things to do this weekend: Wadmalaw Island

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    If you are looking for something to do this weekend, We may have your answer… It’s nearly 20 miles from downtown, around an hour from Summerville, we are talking about Wadmalaw Island… We start with the Charleston tea plantation, where you can drink all the tea you want and get a lesson on how tea is made from it’s very beginnings. “We are really the only tea plantation in America that has a factory that you can visit, you can walk in and see the tea being made during our harvest period fr... More>>

    SURVELLIANCE VIDEO: Runaway Horse in Downtown Savannah Video included

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    WSAV has learned that a horse carriage was involved in an accident in downtown Savannah on Monday. More>>

    Firefighter hurt while battling Downtown Charleston fire

    Firefighters work to clean up after overnight fire on Bull Street. Firefighters work to clean up after overnight fire on Bull Street.
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    At 2:45 AM emergency personnel with the City of Charleston Fire Department, St. Andrews Fire Department, Charleston County EMS and City of Charleston Police Department were alerted to a possible structure fire in the 100 block of Bull Street.
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    Medal ceremony for WWII Veteran aboard USS Yorktown Video included

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    Senator Lindsey Graham visited Patriots Point today.WWII veteran Claude James Clifton, Jr. was awarded medals he did not receive after his service.
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    VIRAL VIDEO: A flight attendant gives an unusual pre-flight safety announcement

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    A SWA flight attendant is getting some attention after her pre-flight safety announcement has gone viral. Watch it above. More>>

    Bank robbed at gun point in West Ashley

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    Tuesday, Charleston City police received a call at 11:30 AM about a possible robbery at First Palmetto Bank in West Ashley. Officials say a male suspect entered the bank with a gun and demanded money. He was given an undisclosed amount and left the bank on foot. There were no injuries reported. Charleston City Police are still investigating. Stay with News 2 for the latest on this story. More>>

    Moncks Corner neighbors on factory: "The smell is horrendous." Video included

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    A factory in Moncks Corner is creating a stink, literally. "The smell is indescribable. It's horrendous. It's intolerable. It's unacceptable. It's absolutely disrupted our way of life," Daniel Barb said. Barb lives with his family just across the street from GenEarth just off of Oakley Road in Moncks Corner. According to its website, GenEarth is an environmentally friendly company that works to dispose of waste water, food processing wastes and products of food service businesses.The facility... More>>

    Sen. Graham in Mt. Pleasant today for WWII medal ceremony

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    A memeber of the "Greatest Generation" will be honored on the USS Yorktown with a medal ceremony.U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will be in the Lowcountry to participate in the event.The ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. More>>

    Sen. Ted Cruz visiting Charleston Tuesday Video included

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, a potential Republican presidential contender in 2016, is again visiting South Carolina. Cruz is scheduled to speak Tuesday at the Free Enterprise Foundation's annual awards dinner at The Citadel. The foundation, based at the state military college, is a research institution dedicated to fostering a greater understanding of free enterprise. It's the third time in a year that Cruz has visited South Carolina, site of the South's first GOP primary i... More>>

    Mt. Pleasant police release photos of Groves burglary person of interest

    Person of interest in burglary in Groves neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant. Person of interest in burglary in Groves neighborhood in Mt. Pleasant.
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    Mount Pleasant police released two images showing a "person of interest" in a burglary Sunday afternoon.According to the homeowners, they left for only a short time when a stolen moving truck parked in their neighborhood provided the cover for thieves to kick-in the back door and start taking electronics to that truck.If you have any information on who this person is, call Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111. More>>

    Officials to look at US-Canadian maritime effort

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Canadian ambassador to the U.S. is joining officials from both countries in South Carolina for a look at a joint maritime law enforcement effort. The program, called Shiprider, is a joint project of the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Law officers from both agencies work from the same vessels to enforce the law along waterways on the border. Ambassador Gary Doer is joining U.S. Coast Guard Rear Adm. Peter Brown and others on Tuesday at the C... More>>

    Missing man's body found in Dorchester County

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    A man reported missingfrom Berkeley County has been found dead in Dorchester County.Deputies responded to around 3:00 p.m. Fridaynear Givhans Park, just off Highway 61. Officials say a body was found on the property of an abandoned trailer in the area.The Dorchester County Coroner has indentified the man as 24-year-old Drew Shumway of Moncks Corner. Shumway was reported missing to BerkeleyCounty officials on Sunday, April 6, 2014.An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday. There isno word yet o... More>>

    'Blood Moon'

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    When asked if excited about Tuesday morning’s lunar eclipse, Professor Terry Richardson says he is not waking up for the celestial event. Normally students would have a viewing party at the observatory but with all the cloud cover nothing was scheduled for April 15. "They're more disappointed since the forecast looks bad,” said Richardson about his astronomy students that would normally be among the sky watchers. ... More>>

    Governor Haley signs"Emma's Law" requiring more DUI interlocks

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed a law requiring more people convicted of driving under the influence to install a device that won't let their vehicles start if the drivers More>>

    2 Your Health Does spring bug you?

    2 Your Health Does spring bug you?

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    It's springtime and the living is bug-infested. Warmer temperatures may longer days, but it's also a time when insects are everywhere. And of course many can carry serious diseases. There are things you should look for to protect yourself? Mosquitoes can transmit the west nile virus, as well as eastern equine encephalitis.Fleas can cause bites that can itch and can turn into infections if scratched. Ticks can infect people with lye disease, and other serious problems. So arm yourself. When go... More>>

    Kelly dismissed from Clemson Football

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    Dabo Swinney, Head Coach of Clemson Football, annouced Monday that quarterback Chad Kelly has been dismissed from the football team. “I have dismissed Chad Kelly for conduct detrimental to our program,” stated Swinney. “He has had a pattern of behavior that is not consistent with the values of our program. I hope he will mature and grow from this and become the man and player I know he can be. I wish him nothing but the best in the future academically and athletically.” Kelly was a red-shirt... More>>

    Local PTSD veteran support grows Video included

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    A local PTSD group that meets to support our veterans is growing. They say more veterans are coming out with PTSD in the Low Country. The group says they have added a second location in North Charleston in addition to their group in Summerville. Counselors here in the Low Country say that they are seeing an increase in older veterans from wars like Vietnam coming forward, they say that’s why they’ve open a second location at the Red Cross in North Charleston. Frank Ruse is a 20 year navy... More>>

    Sheriff's deputy arrested on weapons charges

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    On Monday, Tony Riley, a deputy with the Berkeley County Sheriffs Office, was arrested by the ATF. He is being charged with two counts of selling a firearm to a prohibited person. The maximum penalty he could recieve is a fine of $250,000 and/or imprisonement for up to ten years for each count.The case was being investigated by the FBI. It has now been turned over to Assistant United States Attorney Nick Bianchi of the Charleston office for prosecution.Riley, a Sergent, was demoted from Lieu... More>>

    Monday After The Masters wraps up in Myrtle Beach Video included

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    The 20th Annual Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Tournament was held Monday at The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort. More>>

    Disabled veteran assaulted during armed robbery

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    The Goose Creek Police Department is asking for help identifying the individuals that committed an armed robbery at Sunoco. More>>

    Want neighbors to look out

    Mount Pleasant burglary happened in broad daylight by thieves posing as movers Video included

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    A couple from the Groves area of Mount Pleasant say a pair of crooks made away with more than $3000 worth of electronics from their home while they were away on Sunday afternoon. Helen Sanborn said she had only left to the grocery store to grab a few things and was away for some 30 minutes. It proved to be enough time for a pair of thieves with a budget rental truck. “I hit the remote to the garage and walked in thinking that maybe my husband got home before I di... More>>

    DHEC wants public's help tracking West Nile in SC

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Public health officials are seeing the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus in South Carolina. The Department of Health and Environmental Control says people can give the agency dead birds like blue jays, crows and finches for testing. DHEC is accepting the birds through Nov. 30. The agency has information on its website to help people safely handle and transport the birds. Officials say assistance from the public helps DHEC test a wider area and... More>>

    Rick Santorum to speak in Charleston Monday

    Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum is traveling to South Carolina for several Republican Party events. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum is traveling to South Carolina for several Republican Party events.
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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum is traveling to South Carolina for several Republican Party events. The Pennsylvania Republican plans to be in Charleston on Monday to give a keynote address at a lunch meeting of the Charleston County Republican Women. Later that day, he is planning to attend a meeting of the Charleston County Republican Committee at North Charleston City Hall. Santorum's office says he will also be attending private fundraisers in Charleston and Colu... More>>

    Local runner remembers last year's Boston Marathon bombings Video included

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    For Richard Blalock, last year's Boston Marathon was a race of opportunity.It was his chance to prove people wrong who said he would never be able to run again after losing his leg in 2009. "For me, it was almost like running the impossible dream because I never really thought I'd be able to run it," Blalock said. But, he was able to run the race. After months of training, Blalock qualified for the race. So, on April 15, 2013 Blalock and his two guides set out to conquer his dream. The race b... More>>

    South Carolina graded "F" for ethics laws as debate rages on Video included

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    The debate over reforming South Carolina's ethics laws has been a hot button issue with politicians for the last few years. This week, lawmakers stopped discussions on a bill that would allow them to decide whether Attorney General Alan Wilson or a special prosecutor should lead investigations over the ethics violations cases. Some said that gave politicians too much power. A State Integrity Investigation said the Palmetto state ranks 45th in the nation when it comes to open and transparent p... More>>

    Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office looking for missing woman

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    The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing Branchville woman.“Jeanie Diane Owens was last seen on Friday, April 11 at her homeon Saddle Ridge Rodad in Branchville around 2 p.m. Owens is a 66-year-old white female, 5”7’ and 140 pounds. She was last seen wearing her favorite black Christmas sweater and dark sweatpants. She has gray and black hair and brown eyes. Owens suffers from a mental illness which renders her about the mental age of a 6-year-old," says Sheriff Lero... More>>

    Victims of crime come together in North Charleston

    Victims of crime come together in North Charleston

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    Hundreds of families, considered victims of homicide, came together in fellowship on Saturday afternoon for a picnic at Riverpark in North Charleston.   More>>

    2 Your Health: Custom Cataracts

    2 Your Health: Custom Cataracts Video included

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    Now a new treatment for a condition that almost everyone will develop at some point in their life, we're talking about cataracts.Here's details on a procedure that's unique for each patient, doctors are calling it custom cataract surgery. The surgery uses a special laser along with 3-D imaging, to make the smallest incisions in the eye. Doctors and patients agree, it's giving people back their vision and their lives. "Could not drive because I felt I was a danger to myself and anybody who wa... More>>

    2 men arrested in string of armed robberies in Charleston Video included

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    Two people have been arrested and charged with armed robbery in what authorities are saying could be a string of violent crime.24-year-old Feraud Lemon and 31-year-old Antonio Simmons were arrested Friday morning after police said they robbed the McDonalds on Magwood Drive in West Ashley. According to authorities, the two men could be linked to as many as a dozen armed robberies around the Lowcountry over the last three months. "There were a host of convenient stores and gas stations, and res... More>>

    Searchers race to find jet; no new signals heard

    With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed Saturday in a race against time to find its dying black boxes five weeks after families first learned their loved ones... More>>

    Elections workers needed in Berkeley County

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    If you're interested in making nearly $150 extra dollars, here is your chance. The Berkeley County Election Commission needs several hundred workers for the June 10 primary. Adam Hammons is the Director of Elections for Berkeley County. "The primary is June 10. We've got a countywide primary, county offices, state offices. Both parties are holding a primary on the same day." So the Berkeley County Election Commission needs up to 500 poll workers. "The pay is $145 for the day. That's $25 s... More>>

    Deputies investigating homicide in Dorchester County

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    Dorchester County Deputies were first called to home around 6:30am on Iris Road near Harleyville for a homicide.
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    Police investigate armed robbery at Hanahan restaurant

    Police investigate armed robbery at Hanahan restaurant

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    Hanahan Police are investigating an early morning armed robbery at a Hanahan restaurant. According to officials, Pappy's Restaurant at 5804 Carolyn St, near Remount Road, was robbed around 4:00 am, Friday morning.Authorities saytwo African Americanmales, one with a weapon, enteredthe business anddemanded money. They were able to get away with about $1,900 in cash. K-9's were able to track the scent of the suspects to a nearby school where the trail disappeared.No customers or employees were h... More>>

    Court papers filed against Mark Sanford

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    Court papers have been filed in Charleston family, against US Rep. Mark Sanford, saying he violated his divorce settlement with ex-wife Jenny Sanford. More>>

    Charleston's national architecture role explored

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    Charleston's role in influencing the nation's architecture and design is being explored during a three-day forum in Charleston.
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    SC judge who wrote separate not equal honored

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    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the first federal judge to write an opinion challenging separate but equal decades after the policy was declared the law by the U.S. Supreme Court was morally right and historically gutsy.
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    Turbo Tax Filers in SC May Encounter Delays Because of Potential Error Video included

    You can curb ID Theft when a document is stolen by following key steps layed out by an FTC Report. You can curb ID Theft when a document is stolen by following key steps layed out by an FTC Report.
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    Turbo Tax Filers in SC May Encounter Refund Delays Because of Potential Error More>>

    Stall High School evacuated for possible gas leak

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    Charleston County dispatchers say, emergency crews are at Stall High School for a possible gas leak.Students have been evacuated as firefighters investigate. More>>

    Charleston Gourmet Burger Company wins $25-thousand in national competition to help grow their business Video included

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    Monique and Chevalo Wilson Debriano, owners of the Charleston Gourmet Burger Company dropped by News 2 to talk about their recent big accomplishment in a national competition. More>>

    Berkeley Middle School receives News 2 Cool School award. Video included

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    News 2 presents Berkeley Middle School with our CoolSchool award. More>>

    Nine killed in CA when truck hits tour bus filled with students Video included

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    ORLAND, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says the drivers of a FedEx delivery truck and a charter bus carrying high school students on a college visit are among the nine people killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 5. The CHP says investigators think the other seven fatalities were all people riding on the bus, but have not yet confirmed whether they were all teenage students. A CHP dispatcher says the bus and truck were on opposite sides of the freeway when the truck crossed a g... More>>

    News 2 Team! Assemble!

    3rd Annual Ron Burgundy Media Challenge at James Island County Park Video included

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    Charleston County Parks invites Lowcountry media outlets of all kinds to a friendly little competition at the kickoff of the East Coast Paddlesports Outdoor Festival!
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    Kidnappers threatened to torture, kill Wake Forest father Video included

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    A 63-year-old man who disappeared from his Wake Forest home April 5 was rescued Wednesday in Atlanta by the FBI, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. More>>

    Berkeley County School District "Yes for Schools" lawsuit in court

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    The Berkeley County School District's Communications Director spent time in court Thursday afternoon. Amy Kovach arrived at the courthouse shortly before 2pm with her husband by her side. Inside, you could tell by looking at her face that this has been an emotional time for Kovach. Friends and family, including many district employees who took vacation time to attend and show they support, were in the courtroom. Rev. Bonnie Mefford, a pastor at St. Mark's Lutheran Church is Kovach's pastor.... More>>

    NC man sentenced to jail for sucking woman's toes

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    A North Carolina man who sucked an unwilling woman's toes inside a Wal-Mart has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
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    Police in Orangeburg need help in identifying shooting suspect

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    Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell is reaching out to the community for assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in a January fatal shooting. More>>

    "For the Exceptional" boutique for special needs students in underway

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    "For The Exceptional" announced they will be hosting the 3nd Annual, "A Very Special Prom" on May 10th.
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    Police charge four suspects in Pawley's Island robbery

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    Georgetown County Sheriff's Investigators have charged four males for a strong armed robbery which occurred in the Pawleys Island Community of Georgetown County. More>>

    Spoleto Festival unveils official 2014 poster Thursday

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    Thursday morning Spoleto Festival USA General Director Nigel Redden unveiled the iconic annual poster for the 2014 festival. More>>

    New Info: Dad says son overcame physical hurdles to join Corps Video included

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    The father of a 21-year-old Camp Lejeune Marine killed in an accidental shooting on base Tuesday says his son overcame physical hurdles to join his two other brothers in the Marine Corps. More>>

    Heartbleed bug causes major security headache Video included

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    A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information. More>>

    Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

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    Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host. More>>

    Veterans organization to hold Military Career Expo April 10

    Career expos held for vets in Goose Creek. Career expos held for vets in Goose Creek.
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    Press Release - Many Americans have sacrificed to serve our country and more than 200,000 military men and women will leave active duty tin 2014 to transition into the civilian world.
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    1 injured in crash involving school bus in North Charleston

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    Dorchester County officials are investigating a traffic accident involving a school bus in North Charleston today.The accident happened on Ashley Phosphate Road near East Saddlebrook Drive and Patriot Blvd. According to Pat Raynor with Dorchester County School District 2, a car hit the bus on its way to Fort Dorchester High School. Six students were on the bus at the time. Raynor says none of the students on board the bus was injured, however the bus driver did sustained an injury to her arm.... More>>

    Power restored to Mount Pleasant customers

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    SCEG crews are currently working to restore power to customers in Mount Pleasant.According to SCEG's Interactive Electric Outage Map, more than 900 customers on William Ladson Road are without power. The company says while most outages are restored in 3 hours, some outages may take longer. More>>

    Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school Video included

    Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an... More>>

    SC Democrats will ask voters’ opinions on medical marijuana

    Gail Patterson, whose son died after a seizure she says would have been prevented by medical marijuana, speaks at a news conference in favor of a bill to legalize it. Gail Patterson, whose son died after a seizure she says would have been prevented by medical marijuana, speaks at a news conference in favor of a bill to legalize it.
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    South Carolina House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, announced Wednesday that the state Democratic Party will have a referendum question on the party’s June primary ballot asking voters whether they favor legalizing medical marijuana. He made the announcement at a news conference to push a bill he’s sponsoring that would do that. Technically, medical marijuana has been legal in South Carolina since 1980, but the law directed the state Department of Health and Environmental Contr... More>>

    'Emma's Law' heading to SC governor's desk

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    A bill aimed at preventing more drunken driving deaths in South Carolina is heading to the governor's desk. The Senate voted 40-0 on Wednesday to agree to the House's amendments, representing final legislative approval. The measure requires more people convicted of drunken driving to install a locking device that prevents their vehicle from starting if it detects alcohol. It is named for 6-year-old Emma Longstreet, who died on New Year's Day 2012 when a repeat-offender drunken driver struck... More>>

    Haley: All SC agencies need a code of conduct

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    Gov. Nikki Haley says some South Carolina employees aren't behaving or using state resources properly because agencies haven't set clear rules. More>>

    VA taking steps to address delays in veteran consultations Video included

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    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) cares deeply for every Veteran we are privileged to serve. Our goal is to provide the best quality, safe and effective health care our Veterans have earned and deserve.
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    SC Democratic June ballot to ask about marijuana

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    The South Carolina Democratic primary ballot in June will ask voters whether they support legalizing medical marijuana to treat severe illnesses.
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    Inventory shows SC agencies own 12,300 assets

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    Gov. Nikki Haley says state agencies own far too much property in South Carolina, and much of it should be sold.
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    Dorchester County facing budget challenge

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    Dorchester County officials are working to get money back from the state they say is owed. The Dorchester County Administrators office says the current state budget is funding the county 1.8 million dollars less than what the law requires for the Local Government Fund. For several years the legislature has voted to partially suspend that fund. Dorchester County officials say that between FY09 and FY14 the General Assembly has shorted Dorchester County over 5.8 million dollars in local gov... More>>

    Orangeburg man pleads guilty to murder-for-hire shooting Video included

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    Sean Echols, age 30, of Orangeburg, South Carolina pled guilty Wednesday to conspiracy in a murder-for-hire plot to kill a correction officer. More>>

    Orangeburg man wanted for abusing his 4-year-old daughter

    Police say Michael Anthony McClellan threw the child causing the child's leg to fracture. Police say Michael Anthony McClellan threw the child causing the child's leg to fracture.
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    The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office is asking for the community's help in locating a man wanted for child abuse. More>>

    Public safety wants surveillance cameras on Isle of Palms

    Public safety wants to see surveillance cameras on Isle of Palms. Public safety wants to see surveillance cameras on Isle of Palms.
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    The public safety committee approved the first step towards adding surveillance cameras on the Isle of Palms. More>>

    VIRAL VIDEO: Bulldog Puppy Argues At Bedtime

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    This is so cute it should be illegal. Frog Frenchie Fun French Bulldog Puppy Argues Bedtime. More>>

    Woman crashes car into Mount Pleasant building

    Wednesday morning police were called to the scene of an accident at 320 Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant. Wednesday morning police were called to the scene of an accident at 320 Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant.
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    Wednesday morning police were called to the scene of an accident at 320 Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant. More>>

    Berkeley Middle School students thrive in technology driven atmosphere Video included

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    Tablets, digital document cameras, homework text alerts, Berkeley Middle School is proud of the many advantages the school's technology provides. More>>

    Report: Charges reduced for minivan in ocean case

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    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Prosecutors in Daytona Beach say they've filed attempted second-degree murder and child abuse charges against a pregnant South Carolina woman who drove a minivan carrying her three small children into the Atlantic surf. Volusia County Sheriff's deputies initially arrested 32-year-old Ebony Wilkerson on three counts each of first-degree murder and child abuse charges following the March 4 incident. The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1qi1UIs ) reports pro... More>>

    Gas prices jump 17 cents in past month in South Carolina

    AAA Carolinas says the average price per gallon on Tuesday was $3.36. That's compared to $3.19 a month ago. AAA Carolinas says the average price per gallon on Tuesday was $3.36. That's compared to $3.19 a month ago.
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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Gas prices in South Carolina have jumped 17 cents in the past month. AAA Carolinas says the average price per gallon on Tuesday was $3.36. That's compared to $3.19 a month ago. Club president and CEO David E. Parsons says gas prices typically go up in the spring because of refinery maintenance projects that lead to tightened supply. Demand also starts to rise as people take more trips in warmer weather. Overall, the club expects gas prices for 2014 to be slightly che... More>>

    2 Charleston area brothers found dead in Williamsburg County, coroner says

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    Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight said someone found the bodies of two men around 11:30 Tuesday morning. More>>

    VIRAL VIDEO: Delivery Truck Gets Away From Driver

    Sometimes security cameras catch something that goes viral. Sometimes security cameras catch something that goes viral.
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    Sometimes security cameras catch something that goes viral. More>>

    Connecticut wins NCAA title, 60-54 over Kentucky

    Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. More>>

    Dash cam video released of stolen Georgetown patrol car chase Video included

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    of The Georgetown Sheriff's office released dash cam video of when a man allegedly stole a patrol car and led deputies on a chase last week. That chase started on March 30, when deputies tried to arrest More>>

    Father Charged In Child's Accidental Shooting Video included

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    Sheriff's deputies say a 10 year old girl was killed in a shooting that involved her brother. Authorities say it appears to have been an accident. More>>

    VIRAL VIDEO: Students Pull April Fools Prank On Teacher

    Students at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan play a hilarious phone prank on their teacher.
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    Cool School: Berkeley Middle School Video included

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    Academic gains, strong athletics program, the Berkeley Middle School Bucks in Moncks Corner are proud of their school. We're in Berkeley county for our Cool School of the week. More>>

    Possible signals from lost jet's black boxes heard Video included

    Underwater sounds detected by a ship searching the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes, an Australian official said Monday, dubbing it "a most... More>>

    Oconee Co. Elementary Principal Arrested Video included

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    Blue Ridge Elementary Principal, Idasa Cobb has been arrested on charges of failure to report child abuse or neglect, according to the Oconee County Detention Center. More>>

    Fort Dorchester High School student brings gun to school

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    North Charleston Police are investigating after a student brought a gun to school Friday morning. According to Dorchester District 2spokesperson Pat Raynor, thestudent had an unloaded gun in his pocket during gym class. Another student saw the gun when it fell from his pocket, and immediately reported it to the teacher. The gun was confiscated, and the student who had just transferred to Fort Dorchester High, was taken into custody by law enforcement. More>>

    North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary receives Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presents North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary with our Cool School award More>>

    Mom of teen killed in crash pushes for law after disturbing Facebook posts Video included

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    With one click of button. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of people have access to a simple post. But when does posting go too far? It's been nearly a month since Sheila Quick's daughter, Allison English, More>>

    TN Murder Suspects In Custody After Newberry Co. Search Video included

    The suspects were found when a citizen saw them run through a field into a wooded area. The suspects were found when a citizen saw them run through a field into a wooded area.
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    Officials have taken all four murder suspects from Tennessee into custody in Newberry County Thursday. This comes after a massive manhunt. More>>

    2 Bluffton Police Officers Suspended after Incident on Tybee Island

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    The Bluffton Police Department says they have suspended two officers, without pay, after they say they were involved in an incident on Tybee Island on Wednesday night. More>>

    Myrtle Beach man arrested in connection with rape case 34 years later

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    Cold cases don't just exist for murder. In Charlotte detectives have been investigating a sexual assault case for nearly 34 years and now they have made an arrest of a Myrtle Beach man. Timothy Benfield, More>>

    McCaul: Fort Hood shooter identified as Ivan Lopez Video included

    A Texas congressman has identified the suspect in the shooting at Fort Hood as Ivan Lopez. More>>

    Hartsville pair dead after chase leads to crash in Darlington County Video included

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    After spending the night in the air ventilator shaft inside the Mullins Arby's on Highway 76, a man was freed Tuesday morning. Police say the guy tried to break in sometime between midnight and 7 a.m. More>>

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    According to Representative Jenny Horne, the South Carolina House has passed the Medical Cannabis Therapeutic Treatment Research Act.Representative Jenny Horne introduced the bill after News 2 aired a story about 3-year-old Julian Castillo, who suffers dozens of seizures every day.Under the proposal, patients inSouth Carolina could legally use an oil derived from the marijuana plant under a doctor's care.According to the bill, the oil is not an illegal drug if the patient has a prescription o... More>>

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    The dangers of texting and walking got a new sort of treatment in a public service announcement in Japan. More>>

    UPDATE: Victim identified in 18-Wheeler crash into Darlington bridge pillar

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    A crash in Darlington County Monday morning, killed the driver of an 18-wheeler.

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    Naked photos of teenager leads Georgetown County deputies to arrest GA man

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    Georgetown County Sheriff's deputies arrested Christopher Upshaw, 25, of Chamblee, Georgia and charged him with criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Deputies responded to a complaint at Luther Court More>>

    Conway teen charged with kidnapping and sexual assault

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    Kahmil Cooper, 19, of Conway is charged with criminal sexual assault, kidnapping and assault and battery. He is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. The police report indicates Cooper invited More>>

    Guy exposes himself at Grand Strand Waffle House, police say

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    Georgetown County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Waffle House at 3693 17 Bypass in reference to an indecent exposure complaint on March 29. The witness told police someone leaving the parking lot More>>

    SC mom accused of dragging child down stairs

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    Greenville Police arrested a woman who they say dragged her five-year old child down stairs causing injuries to the boy. Alyssa Lynne Ferguson, 23, is charged with unlawful neglect of a child. The arrest More>>

    North Charleston Police search for Wal-Mart robbery suspect

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    Authorities are searching for a man, believed to involved in a robbery at the Wal-Mart on Dorchester Road at Oakbrook Monday.  More>>

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    They are a new school, filled with exciting new opportunities and programs for students. North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary is our Cool School of the week. More>>

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    River Oaks Middle School receives News 2 Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presents River Oaks Middle School with our Cool School award. More>>

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    Digital billboards along the East Coast in South and North Carolina  are displaying photographs of a slaying suspect from the D.C. area and a missing girl police say could be traveling with him. FBI More>>

    Proposed legislation to stem meth production in SC

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    A bill that would require prescriptions to buy cold medicines containing an ingredient used to make methamphetamine is on the agenda of a Senate Medical Affairs subcommittee Thursday. The bill allows retailers such as pharmacies to monitor the purchase of an illegal quantity of cold and allergy products containing ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine by utilizing a centralized, state-wide electronic database. Drug users exploit the ephedrine-based products to produce and sell m... More>>

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    A new report suggests hospital infections are not as common as previously thought - but still 1 in 25 patients are infected. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the estimates Wednesday. It's considered the best data yet on infections patients pick up in the hospital. The results are based on a 2011 survey of 183 hospitals in 10 states. Four percent of patients had one or more infections. That's about 648,000 patients annually. The previous estimate was much higher, bu... More>>

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    A child's act of support for a friend fighting cancer got her banned from her school. Now after a lot of backlash on social media, she's being allowed back at school. Delaney Clements, 11, has a type More>>

    River Oaks Middle students gain aviation knowledge and experience through unique Civil Air Patrol program Video included

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    It's a cool and unique program at River Oaks Middle School. The Civil Air Patrol program allows students opportunities to learn about aviation and they actually get to fly airplanes. More>>

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    Authorities in East Moline say they found around a dozen razor blades glued to playground equipment Monday afternoon at Millennium Park on Archer Drive in East Moline. Police say a two-year-old child More>>

    Cool School: River Oaks Middle School Video included

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    River Oaks Middle School has well-rounded students, excelling in academics, fine arts, and athletics. We're in Dorchester county for our Cool School of the week. More>>

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    Florence County Sheriff's deputies got a call for a naked man walking around Pisgah United Methodist Church located at 621 N. Ebenezer Road. Then dispatch got a follow up calling saying the man apparently More>>

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    Police say the Chief Financial Officer of a Tampa company has been arrested after he was caught with over 200 color videos of women using bathrooms and bathing. More>>

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    News 2 presents Cainhoy Elementary Middle School with our Cool School award.All week we've shown you all the cool things taking place at Cainhoy Elementary Middle School in Berkeley county. Cainhoy has Palmetto Gold and Silver awards, and has made Adequate Yearly Progress, AYP three years in a row. Cainhoy Elementary Middle School promotes high academic standards in an environment of student-centered, technology enhanced instruction. The school has strong support from community and business ... More>>

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    HOPE MILLS, NC (WBTW) - North Carolina police are asking for the public's help locating a missing teenager from Hope Mills. According to a press release, Danielle Locklear, 15, was reported missing by More>>

    10-year-old Horry County boy beaten with "horse whip," police say

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    CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - A Longs woman was arrested after police said she beat a child in her care with a horse whip. According to an Horry County Police report, Jennifer Renee Daniell, 30, used a whip to More>>

    Florence nurse arrested for stealing drugs, authorities say

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    Lorrie Ulmer, 45, of Florence, was arrested Wednesday for several drug charges. The arrest warrant from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) states she stole oxycodone from Carolina More>>

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    When a student receives one or two scholarships, that's reason to celebrate. But 150! Chad Thomas, 18, and a senior at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami, is a man of many talents. He received More>>

    Cainhoy Elementary Middle School's helping hands provide valued additional support Video included

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    You've heard the saying, it takes a village. At Cainhoy Elementary Middle in Huger, that saying is a way of life, and has led to strong academic gains. More>>

    SC man, 2 soldiers among 6 charged in child sex sting

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    Six people, including 2 Fort Stewart soldiers were arrested over the weekend in connection with a Savannah FBI led Child Exploitation Task Force. The FBI says the men who ranged in age from 25 to 56 More>>

    SC father of girl killed by drunk driver wants lawmakers to pass Emma's Law

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    David Longstreet is urging lawmakers to pass Emma's Law that would require ignition interlocks. His 6-year-old daughter, Emma, was killed January 1, 2012, because of a drunk driver. Billy Hutto Jr., was More>>

    Couple at the right place at the right time, saves child falling from window

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    A couple moving out of their apartment did some quick thinking that saved a little child's life. The couple had noticed two kids were throwing their toys out the window for some reason along the 400 block More>>

    Bond denied; Texts, phone calls unveiled in Heather Elvis case hearing Video included

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    The married couple charged with murder and kidnapping in the case of Heather Elvis is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon for a bond hearing. Tammy Moorer, 42, and Sidney Moorer, 38, will appear More>>

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    Cainhoy Elementary Middle School continues to make academic gains, and has strong community support.  More>>

    CCU hopes for historic upset to open NCAA tournament

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    Chanticleers open the tournament vs. No. 1 seed Virginia Friday in Raleigh. More>>

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    Christopher Stuart Kay, a former teacher and baseball coach at Shannon Forest Christian School in Greenville, is charged with a lewd act on a minor and indecent exposure. Kay is currently employed at Spartanburg Day School and has been placed on leave. More>>

    Pizza shop in Georgetown opens following fire

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    This week, customers lined up at Georgetown Family Pizza in Maryville. It's been almost five months since a fire spread through downtown Georgetown, gutting seven buildings and several businesses like More>>

    Haut Gap Middle School receives Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presents Haut Gap Middle School with our Cool School award.  More>>

    Heather Elvis' dad files police report about 'being marked' after paint found

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    The father of a missing Myrtle Beach woman that police say has been murdered filed a complaint Wednesday about being harassed.  Terry Elvis, age 54, is the father of Heather Elvis, age 20, who went missing More>>

    Bill Would Keep Common Core Standards in SC Schools, For Now

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    The South Carolina Senate Education Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would keep Common Core Standards in state classrooms, but would review them no later than 2018. "Basically, the state's taking More>>

    SC parents charged after children test positive for meth, deputies say

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    An Upstate couple is facing charges after deputies found two children who tested positive for meth. The Oconee County Sheriff's Office arrested 23-year-old Bradley Scott Owens and 20-year-old Amber Denise More>>

    3-year-old SC boy dies after wreck with suspected drunk driver

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    A 3-year-old Columbia boy is reportedly on life support after the car he was riding in was struck by a driver who had been drinking, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Josiah Jenkins, has severe head More>>

    Haut Gap students take pride in Green and healthy living initiatives Video included

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    Solar panels, composting, recycling, and wellness, The Advanced Studies Magnet Haut Gap Middle School on Johns Island is proud of it's green and healthy living initiatives. More>>

    USC student paralyzed by stray bullet, gets to throw out the first pitch at Gamecocks game

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    COLUMBIA, SC - Martha Childress, The University of South Carolina student paralyzed after being shot by a stray bullet in Columbia's Five Points district last year, was honored at the USC baseball game More>>

    Husband of woman who drove into ocean, ordered to stay away from children

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    A judge has issued a temporary injunction against the husband of a pregnant South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children last week by driving their minivan into the ocean in Florida. The More>>

    Sumter pastor faces new charges of criminal sexual conduct, police seek additional victims

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    Sumter pastor, 59-year-old Larry Durant, was charged Tuesday with two counts of criminal sexual conduct third degree. These new charges come after claims of sexual assault from female church members. Durant More>>

    2-year-old saves mom with Facetime

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    Laura Toone of Tucson, Arizona desperately needed paramedics, but couldn't dial 911. A foster dog she cared for attacked one of her own dogs. When she tried to break up the dog fight, the dog almost took More>>

    Cool School: Haut Gap Middle School Video included

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    Strong academic gains, solar power green initiatives, the arts, community and business partnerships. There is a lot to be proud of at Haut Gap Middle, an advanced studies magnet school. More>>

    9 arrested in Georgetown County drug sting

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    Nine people were arrested on drug charges in a 36-hour period starting on Wednesday, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office. Our media partners at South Strand News report the charges include More>>

    Gillis' 22 leads Coastal to Big South title

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    CONWAY, S.C. (AP) - Warren Gillis had 22 points and Josh Cameron added 19 to lift Coastal Carolina to the Big South Conference tournament title and its first NCAA trip in 21 years with a 76-61 victory More>>

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    According to the Volusia County Sheriffs Office, Ebony Wilkerson has been arrested and charged with 3 counts of attempted murder.  Wilkerson drove her van with herself and her three children into the ocean on Tuesday. More>>

    Man charged with murder of Aynor mom; body dismembered report says

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    Authorities are searching Darlington County after they got a tip about Angie Pipkin. The 32-year-old mother of two, from Aynor has been missing since January. Lt. Robert Kegler with Horry County Police More>>

    Sedgefield Middle School receives Cool School award Video included

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    News 2 presents Sedgefield Middle School with our Cool School award More>>

    Visitation and funerals this weekend for 2 teens who died in Marlboro County crash

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    Visitation is Friday night for 16-year-old Allison English at Burroughs Cooper Kiser Funeral Home in Bennettsville. She and Dean Adams died in a crash Tuesday afternoon near the intersection of SC 79 and SC 38. More>>

    Suspect tries to run over Florence Deputy, two people shot, report says

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    FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW)- The Florence County Sheriff's office responded to a deputy involved shooting Thursday morning. The sheriff's office reports a deputy attempted a traffic stop on Lucas Street around More>>

    NC pair faces more than 100 sex charges

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    Amos Lavon Hardy, 36, of Carolina Beach Rd., Wilmington has been charged with 70 counts of first degree sex offense with a child. These charges are in addition to his previous charges on from February More>>

    SC pregnant mom deliberately drove van with children into ocean, deputies say

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    Rescuers helped pull members of a South Carolina family from their minivan after it became submerged in the Atlantic surf on Florida's Daytona Beach. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the woman and More>>

    Sedgefield Middle School celebrates diverse student culture Video included

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    More than a dozen countries, and several languages, all represented under one roof at Sedgefield Middle School in Berkeley county. More>>

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    Cayden Taipalus isn't your typical 8-year-old. He's a third grader at Challenger Elementary School in Howell, Michigan. When Taipalus learned that some of his classmates couldn't get hot meals because More>>

    Conway man faces 8 charges of attempted murder

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    Chad Cannon, 29, from Conway, is at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center charged with 8 counts of attempted murder. He's also charged with possession of firearms and ammunition as well as possession and More>>

    NC man gets 7 years for stabbing death of teen in Horry County

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    A Shelby, North Carolina man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of a teen near Myrtle Beach. Twenty-one-year-old Adam Dwiggins More>>

    UPDATE: Man charged with strangling SC teen waives right to bond hearing

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    Kershaw County deputies arrested a suspect Friday evening in the killing of an 18-year-old woman earlier this week. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says his officers took 21-year-old Stephen Ross More>>

    Cool School: Sedgefield Middle School Video included

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    Academic improvement, excited students, Sedgefield Middle School in Berkeley county continues to make gains. We're in Goose Creek for our Cool School of the week. More>>

    Police investigate West Ashley shooting

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    Authorities say one person has been injured in a shooting near Citadel Mall Saturday afternoon.Charles Francis with the Charleston City Police Department says the shooting happened around 12:40 pm on Hazelwood More>>

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