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  • Amber Alert for toddler girl after infant sister found dead

    Amber Alert for toddler girl after infant sister found dead

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:56:41 GMT
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    A 7-month-old Mississippi infant is dead and Lowndes County authorities continue to search for her sibling, which may be traveling in a vehicle with Georgia plates
    A 7-month-old Mississippi infant is dead and Lowndes County authorities continue to search for her sibling, which may be traveling in a vehicle with Georgia plates
  • Mom wins lawsuit against TSA after breast milk screening problems

    Mom wins lawsuit against TSA after breast milk screening problems

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:40:54 GMT
    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration. Stacey
    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration. Stacey
  • 2nd horse carriage crash in 8 days in coastal town -- this time in Charleston

    2nd horse carriage crash in 8 days in coastal town -- this time in Charleston

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:13 GMT
    Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston. The crash comes just over a week after six people in a Savannah horse carriage
    Tuesday evening, about 5:10 p.m., a carriage horse was spooked and crashed in the Market district of downtown Charleston. The crash comes just over a week after six people in a Savannah horse carriage
  • NC waitress raising money to give customer proper funeral

    NC waitress raising money to give customer proper funeral

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:32:02 GMT
    Mandi Gardner worked at the Waffle House in Concord, North Carolina for 11 years. One of her best customers was Michael John Pardalis. The last time she saw him he helped her when her keys were locked in her car. Michael died April 10th of a heart attack. He died alone in his van and since then his body went unclaimed at Northeast Medical Center. Mandi didn't feel right that there was no memorial or headstone. Sh...
    Mandi Gardner worked at the Waffle House in Concord, North Carolina for 11 years. One of her best customers was Michael John Pardalis. The last time she saw him he helped her when her keys were locked in her car. Michael died April 10th of a heart attack. He died alone in his van and since then his body went unclaimed at Northeast Medical Center. Mandi didn't feel right that there was no memorial or headstone. Sh...
  • NC soldier to receive Medal of Honor

    NC soldier to receive Medal of Honor

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:29:23 GMT
    Former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who lives in Charlotte, will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony on May 13. Wednesday morning, Sgt. White received congratulations from North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. White is being awarded the Medal of Honor for putting his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members when he and other soldiers were ambushed in Afghanistan in 2007. He will be the seventh living recipient of the nat...
    Former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who lives in Charlotte, will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama in a White House ceremony on May 13. Wednesday morning, Sgt. White received congratulations from North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory. White is being awarded the Medal of Honor for putting his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members when he and other soldiers were ambushed in Afghanistan in 2007. He will be the seventh living recipient of the nat...
  • NC fines state fair ride operators over injuries

    NC fines state fair ride operators over injuries

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:26:11 GMT
    North Carolina regulators have fined thrill ride operators more than $114,000 following a mishap at the 2013 State Fair that left five people injured, three of them critically. The state Department of Labor announced the civil fines Wednesday following a lengthy investigation into the Oct. 24 accident with the Vortex ride. Family Attractions Amusement of Valdosta, Ga., and ride owner Joshua Macaroni were fined more than $56,000. Ride operators Tim Tutterrow and Omar Toranzo were each fined ...
    North Carolina regulators have fined thrill ride operators more than $114,000 following a mishap at the 2013 State Fair that left five people injured, three of them critically. The state Department of Labor announced the civil fines Wednesday following a lengthy investigation into the Oct. 24 accident with the Vortex ride. Family Attractions Amusement of Valdosta, Ga., and ride owner Joshua Macaroni were fined more than $56,000. Ride operators Tim Tutterrow and Omar Toranzo were each fined ...
  • NC student gets accepted into 7 Ivy League schools and then some

    NC student gets accepted into 7 Ivy League schools and then some

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:45:08 GMT
    A North Carolina high school seniorhas been accepted to seven out of eight Ivy League schools. Patrick PeoplesattendsLyceum Academy of New Hanover High School in Wilmington.He says he didn't actually think he'd be accepted to so many but he thought he'd apply. His teachers say they're not surprised and he's earned it. "He's personable, he's responsible, he has a complete and utter interest of what happens in the wor...
    A North Carolina high school seniorhas been accepted to seven out of eight Ivy League schools. Patrick PeoplesattendsLyceum Academy of New Hanover High School in Wilmington.He says he didn't actually think he'd be accepted to so many but he thought he'd apply. His teachers say they're not surprised and he's earned it. "He's personable, he's responsible, he has a complete and utter interest of what happens in the wor...
  • SC unemployed can seek benefits via smartphones

    SC unemployed can seek benefits via smartphones

    South Carolina's unemployment agency has launched a free app that allows jobless residents to seek weekly benefits through their iPhones.
    South Carolina's unemployment agency has launched a free app that allows jobless residents to seek weekly benefits through their iPhones.
  • Naked SC man arrested in Walmart

    Naked SC man arrested in Walmart

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:50:53 GMT
    A South Carolina man walked into a Walmart outside the Charlotte area only wearing a pair of black shoes. Kevin Hughes, 36, said he’s embarrassed and is thinking of moving because of the incident. He also told WSOC-TV he’s had a problem with drugs in the past. “I still like to do Ecstasy once in a while,” Hughes said. “I accidentally got methamphetamine instead and it really made me crazy.” Tega Cay police escorted him out of the store last Wednesday. He was charged with disorderly conduct ...
    A South Carolina man walked into a Walmart outside the Charlotte area only wearing a pair of black shoes. Kevin Hughes, 36, said he’s embarrassed and is thinking of moving because of the incident. He also told WSOC-TV he’s had a problem with drugs in the past. “I still like to do Ecstasy once in a while,” Hughes said. “I accidentally got methamphetamine instead and it really made me crazy.” Tega Cay police escorted him out of the store last Wednesday. He was charged with disorderly conduct ...
  • Dabo Swinney responds to faith & football questions

    Dabo Swinney responds to faith & football questions

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:33:49 GMT
    Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney responds to a group's constitutional concerns that a public university is getting intertwined with activities that possibly promote religion to players. Earlier this month, a group called the Freedom of Religion Foundation sent a letter to Clemson, stating they were concerned religion had become too integrated with the football program. The group raised the issue that Swinney and the team chaplain arranged Bible studies, devotionals, and distributed ...
    Clemson Head Football Coach Dabo Swinney responds to a group's constitutional concerns that a public university is getting intertwined with activities that possibly promote religion to players. Earlier this month, a group called the Freedom of Religion Foundation sent a letter to Clemson, stating they were concerned religion had become too integrated with the football program. The group raised the issue that Swinney and the team chaplain arranged Bible studies, devotionals, and distributed ...
  • NC couple charged in meth bust; 4 children found in their home

    NC couple charged in meth bust; 4 children found in their home

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:16 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:16:26 GMT
    Authorities in Cameron, North Carolina found fourchildren, inside a home during a meth bust. The children ranged in age from one to 15.Police say methamphetamine was being produced in the home and they seized items to manufacture meth along with one oxycodone prescription pill anddrug paraphernalia.Steven Lee Summers, 39, and Deborah Kay Summers, 44, were arrested and charged with multiple drug charges along with four counts of child abuse. Authorities say the children were not related to the...
    Authorities in Cameron, North Carolina found fourchildren, inside a home during a meth bust. The children ranged in age from one to 15.Police say methamphetamine was being produced in the home and they seized items to manufacture meth along with one oxycodone prescription pill anddrug paraphernalia.Steven Lee Summers, 39, and Deborah Kay Summers, 44, were arrested and charged with multiple drug charges along with four counts of child abuse. Authorities say the children were not related to the...
  • Suspects say wrong person kidnapped

    9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

    9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:55:33 GMT
    Authorities say a group of kidnappers thought they were abducting an assistant district attorney when they pulled up to a North Carolina house earlier this month. But they had the wrong address and the prosecutor's father answered the door, so they kidnapped him instead. For five days, the FBI says kidnappers held 63-year-old Frank Janssen captive in an Atlanta apartment. They tormented his family by sending text messages threatening to cut him into pieces if police were called or their dema...
    Authorities say a group of kidnappers thought they were abducting an assistant district attorney when they pulled up to a North Carolina house earlier this month. But they had the wrong address and the prosecutor's father answered the door, so they kidnapped him instead. For five days, the FBI says kidnappers held 63-year-old Frank Janssen captive in an Atlanta apartment. They tormented his family by sending text messages threatening to cut him into pieces if police were called or their dema...
  • Ex-SC homeless ministry officer accused of stealing $440K

    Ex-SC homeless ministry officer accused of stealing $440K

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:41 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:41:23 GMT
    A former official with a homeless ministry in Charleston has been arrested and accused of embezzling more than $440,000. Fifty-six-year-old Carol Libby of Mount Pleasant is accused of taking the money from Crisis Ministry between 2006 and 2013. The former chief financial officer of the ministry has been charged in federal court with five counts of wire fraud. Libby was fired last June after she was arrested by Charleston police and charged with breach of trust. She had worked for the organ...
    A former official with a homeless ministry in Charleston has been arrested and accused of embezzling more than $440,000. Fifty-six-year-old Carol Libby of Mount Pleasant is accused of taking the money from Crisis Ministry between 2006 and 2013. The former chief financial officer of the ministry has been charged in federal court with five counts of wire fraud. Libby was fired last June after she was arrested by Charleston police and charged with breach of trust. She had worked for the organ...
  • 2 red wolf pups in SC named for Colbert, Jewell

    2 red wolf pups in SC named for Colbert, Jewell

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:29:16 GMT
    Two wolf pups born earlier this month in South Carolina have been named for comedian Stephen Colbert and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The State newspaper reported that managers at the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in Charleston County said the pups are expected to go on public display in several weeks. "Colbert" and "Jewell" were among six pups born April 8 at the Sewee Visitors Center. One was still...
    Two wolf pups born earlier this month in South Carolina have been named for comedian Stephen Colbert and U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell. The State newspaper reported that managers at the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge in Charleston County said the pups are expected to go on public display in several weeks. "Colbert" and "Jewell" were among six pups born April 8 at the Sewee Visitors Center. One was still...
  • Governor Haley to suspend Mayor in midst of investigation

    Governor Haley to suspend Mayor in midst of investigation

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:26 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:26:19 GMT
    Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor was arrested Tuesday. He faces charges of intimidation of a court official, misconduct in office and obstruction of justice following a state investigation.The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says the arrest was in connection with implied threats against a municipal court judge.Eichor, 78, was released on a $15,000 PR bond Tuesday afternoon.The misconduct and obstruction charges are misdemeanors that carry a maximum penalty of up to 10 years behind bars...
    Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor was arrested Tuesday. He faces charges of intimidation of a court official, misconduct in office and obstruction of justice following a state investigation.The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says the arrest was in connection with implied threats against a municipal court judge.Eichor, 78, was released on a $15,000 PR bond Tuesday afternoon.The misconduct and obstruction charges are misdemeanors that carry a maximum penalty of up to 10 years behind bars...
  • Silver alert canceled for missing NC woman

    Silver alert canceled for missing NC woman

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:19:22 GMT
    Teresa Fink (Facebook photo)Teresa Fink (Facebook photo)
    The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Teresa Gail Fink.
    The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Teresa Gail Fink.
  • FBI seeks victims in international child exploitation case

    FBI seeks victims in international child exploitation case

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-04-23 11:00:32 GMT
    The FBI is asking for the public’s help to identify victims of a suspected serial child predator who taught in private American schools overseas in nine different countries beginning in 1972 and whose young victims—believed to be boys between the ages of 12 and 14—may be unaware of what happened to them.William James Vahey, a 64-year-old U.S. citizen who was jailed in California in 1969 for child molestation, committed suicide last month days after his employer saw a thumb drive belonging to ...
    The FBI is asking for the public’s help to identify victims of a suspected serial child predator who taught in private American schools overseas in nine different countries beginning in 1972 and whose young victims—believed to be boys between the ages of 12 and 14—may be unaware of what happened to them.William James Vahey, a 64-year-old U.S. citizen who was jailed in California in 1969 for child molestation, committed suicide last month days after his employer saw a thumb drive belonging to ...
  • Duke: Moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion

    Duke: Moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:33:18 GMT
    By The Associated PressDuke Energy says that removing all of the company's coal ash away from North Carolina's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with the state's electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill. Duke's North Carolina president Paul Newton told state lawmakers Tuesday the company needs flexibility to consider more cost-efficient options that include leaving much of its 100 million tons of toxic ash in place after being covered with giant ...
    By The Associated PressDuke Energy says that removing all of the company's coal ash away from North Carolina's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with the state's electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill. Duke's North Carolina president Paul Newton told state lawmakers Tuesday the company needs flexibility to consider more cost-efficient options that include leaving much of its 100 million tons of toxic ash in place after being covered with giant ...
  • SC state senator wants DSS director fired; governor refuses

    SC state senator wants DSS director fired; governor refuses

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:24:21 GMT
    Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
    By Robert Kittle State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws. "This is the first time in 16 years that I've ever called on a governor to remove a director. But I think when children are in harm's way, when you have such low morale, such high turnover, such bad policy, and it's putting children in harm's way, we have got to speak out," he says. He says the agen...
    By Robert Kittle State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws. "This is the first time in 16 years that I've ever called on a governor to remove a director. But I think when children are in harm's way, when you have such low morale, such high turnover, such bad policy, and it's putting children in harm's way, we have got to speak out," he says. He says the agen...
  • SC rural tourism signs lure visitors off beaten path

    SC rural tourism signs lure visitors off beaten path

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:34:54 GMT
    The highway signs are designed to make it easier for the visitors to find tourist and agricultural attractions along the back roads of the state.The highway signs are designed to make it easier for the visitors to find tourist and agricultural attractions along the back roads of the state.
    The first new highway signs directing travelers to South Carolina's rural attractions or working farms will be installed by month's end. The signs are similar to those that direct visitors to services off the interstates. But these signs have the state Parks, Recreation and Tourism or the Certified South Carolina Grown agriculture logos. The first signs will point the way to Cottle Farm Strawberries in Columbia, Fire Fly Distillery and Irvin House Vineyard on Wadmalaw Island and Bee City Zoo ...
    The first new highway signs directing travelers to South Carolina's rural attractions or working farms will be installed by month's end. The signs are similar to those that direct visitors to services off the interstates. But these signs have the state Parks, Recreation and Tourism or the Certified South Carolina Grown agriculture logos. The first signs will point the way to Cottle Farm Strawberries in Columbia, Fire Fly Distillery and Irvin House Vineyard on Wadmalaw Island and Bee City Zoo ...
  • SC expedition set to sail to recover sunken gold

    SC expedition set to sail to recover sunken gold

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:23:42 GMT
    Gold barsGold bars
    An expedition is setting out from South Carolina to recover the rest of the gold thought to be aboard the wreck of the S.S. Central America off the North Carolina coast.The wreck yielded more than $50 million in gold more than a quarter-century ago.A vessel from Odyssey Marine Exploration of Tampa, Fla., is expected to leave late Tuesday or Wednesday. It's not clear just how much gold might still be in the Central America, which sank during an 1857 hurricane while bringing back gold from Cali...
    An expedition is setting out from South Carolina to recover the rest of the gold thought to be aboard the wreck of the S.S. Central America off the North Carolina coast.The wreck yielded more than $50 million in gold more than a quarter-century ago.A vessel from Odyssey Marine Exploration of Tampa, Fla., is expected to leave late Tuesday or Wednesday. It's not clear just how much gold might still be in the Central America, which sank during an 1857 hurricane while bringing back gold from Cali...
  • Search halted for missing Gaboon Viper

    Search halted for missing Gaboon Viper

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:08:20 GMT
    The missing viper could still be out there, but the search has been halted for safety concerns.
    The missing viper could still be out there, but the search has been halted for safety concerns.
  • Disabled veteran reunited with his service dog that disappeared during car crash

    Disabled veteran reunited with his service dog that disappeared during car crash

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:24:14 GMT
    Luke Macner and Nina. Photo courtesy the Humane Society of Tampa BayLuke Macner and Nina. Photo courtesy the Humane Society of Tampa Bay
    A disabled Tampa veteran was brought to tears Tuesday when he was reunited with his service dog after she went missing in a car wreck.
    A disabled Tampa veteran was brought to tears Tuesday when he was reunited with his service dog after she went missing in a car wreck.
  • SC mayor hit with charges as SLED investigates police chief's firing

    SC mayor hit with charges as SLED investigates police chief's firing

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:29:14 GMT
    Mayor Perry EichorMayor Perry Eichor
    Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor, who has clashed with the town's police chief for years, was arrested Tuesday.The mayor of the Upstate town faces charges of Intimidation of a Court Official, Misconduct in Office and Obstruction of Justice following a state investigation.The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says the arrest was in connection with implied threats against a municipal court judge.Eichor was part of a group of council members in 2012 that fired then police chief, Keith Groun...
    Simpsonville Mayor Perry Eichor, who has clashed with the town's police chief for years, was arrested Tuesday.The mayor of the Upstate town faces charges of Intimidation of a Court Official, Misconduct in Office and Obstruction of Justice following a state investigation.The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division says the arrest was in connection with implied threats against a municipal court judge.Eichor was part of a group of council members in 2012 that fired then police chief, Keith Groun...
  • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
    Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
  • NC student says she was kicked out of prom for wearing pants

    NC student says she was kicked out of prom for wearing pants

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:40:10 GMT
    A Cherryville High School senior says she was kicked out of the prom because she wore pants to the dance. The Senior Prom was held last Saturday at the Cherryville Golf County Club. Shafer Rupard told the CBS affiliate WBTV, she wore her red skinny jeans and was approached by a teacher who asked her to leave. "The teacher tapped me on the shoulder and said she had a problem with what I was wearing," Rupard told WBTV. "I thought it was because of the hat or the leather jacket and I was like ...
    A Cherryville High School senior says she was kicked out of the prom because she wore pants to the dance. The Senior Prom was held last Saturday at the Cherryville Golf County Club. Shafer Rupard told the CBS affiliate WBTV, she wore her red skinny jeans and was approached by a teacher who asked her to leave. "The teacher tapped me on the shoulder and said she had a problem with what I was wearing," Rupard told WBTV. "I thought it was because of the hat or the leather jacket and I was like ...
  • Hammerhead Shark caught off pier measuring 13-feet

    Hammerhead Shark caught off pier measuring 13-feet

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:11:41 GMT
    When a fisherman reeled in a 13-foot Hammerhead Shark off the coast of Miami, everyone on the beach grabbed their cameras and cell phones to capture the moment. Ryan Polash and a friend reportedly caught the shark off the pier at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Polash and his friends cut the fishing line near the shark's mouth, then guided it away from shore, and the fish swim away.One of the pier workers said the last timea Hammerhead that large was caught was about five decades ago.
    When a fisherman reeled in a 13-foot Hammerhead Shark off the coast of Miami, everyone on the beach grabbed their cameras and cell phones to capture the moment. Ryan Polash and a friend reportedly caught the shark off the pier at Lauderdale-by-the-Sea. Polash and his friends cut the fishing line near the shark's mouth, then guided it away from shore, and the fish swim away.One of the pier workers said the last timea Hammerhead that large was caught was about five decades ago.
  • Deputy involved shooting in SC

    Deputy involved shooting in SC

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:52:51 GMT
    A tip led to a deputy involved shooting in Richland County. Sheriff Leon Lott says one of his officers shot a suspect who tried to run him over during a traffic stop. It happened Tuesday morning when an anonymous tipster reported someone was selling drugs on Battleford Drive. Lott says officers spotted the suspect's vehicle a short distance away from Battleford and attempted to stop the vehicle. The officer reportedly got out of the patrol car to talk with the suspect. That's when Lott says t...
    A tip led to a deputy involved shooting in Richland County. Sheriff Leon Lott says one of his officers shot a suspect who tried to run him over during a traffic stop. It happened Tuesday morning when an anonymous tipster reported someone was selling drugs on Battleford Drive. Lott says officers spotted the suspect's vehicle a short distance away from Battleford and attempted to stop the vehicle. The officer reportedly got out of the patrol car to talk with the suspect. That's when Lott says t...
  • 2 SC teens shot, 1 dead

    2 SC teens shot, 1 dead

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:32:25 GMT
    One teenager has been killed and another teen was hurt in a shooting in North Charleston. North Charleston police say officers were called to a street around 6 p.m. Monday and found a 15-year-old with gunshot wounds. Police say a second teen with a leg injury was brought to the scene by friends. Both teens were taken to the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital, where the 15-year-old died. His name has not been released. Witnesses said four teens were on bikes when an SUV came by ...
    One teenager has been killed and another teen was hurt in a shooting in North Charleston. North Charleston police say officers were called to a street around 6 p.m. Monday and found a 15-year-old with gunshot wounds. Police say a second teen with a leg injury was brought to the scene by friends. Both teens were taken to the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital, where the 15-year-old died. His name has not been released. Witnesses said four teens were on bikes when an SUV came by ...
  • NC fire kills couple married for more than 60 years

    NC fire kills couple married for more than 60 years

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:45:04 GMT
    A husband and wife died Tuesday after fire destroyed their home on Hester Road in Creedmoor.The fire call came in around 2 a.m. from a passer-by who helpedpullSam Long from thehome. Unfortunately Sam and his wife Madelene both died. The couple's son told local news stations they had been married for more than 60 years and his mom had been battling lung cancer.She was 77 years old and Sam was 88. Fire officials say they don't suspect foul play but no cause has been determined.
    A husband and wife died Tuesday after fire destroyed their home on Hester Road in Creedmoor.The fire call came in around 2 a.m. from a passer-by who helpedpullSam Long from thehome. Unfortunately Sam and his wife Madelene both died. The couple's son told local news stations they had been married for more than 60 years and his mom had been battling lung cancer.She was 77 years old and Sam was 88. Fire officials say they don't suspect foul play but no cause has been determined.
  • 8-year-old uses savings to buy smoke detectors

    8-year-old uses savings to buy smoke detectors

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:38:13 GMT
    A fire that killed a mother and child earlier this year really impacted the small town in Grand Prairie, Texas. It also made quite an impact on 8-year-old Hector Montoya. He had trouble understanding why a mother and her six-year-old daughter couldn't get out in time and how the home didn't have a working smoke detector. For Hector he decided to take action so future lives could be saved. Hector told a local TV station that he was saving $300 for a PS4 but he thought saving a life was a litt...
    A fire that killed a mother and child earlier this year really impacted the small town in Grand Prairie, Texas. It also made quite an impact on 8-year-old Hector Montoya. He had trouble understanding why a mother and her six-year-old daughter couldn't get out in time and how the home didn't have a working smoke detector. For Hector he decided to take action so future lives could be saved. Hector told a local TV station that he was saving $300 for a PS4 but he thought saving a life was a litt...
  • Former NC Boy Scout leader charged with sex crimes against a child

    Former NC Boy Scout leader charged with sex crimes against a child

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:47 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:47:04 GMT
    A former Boy Scout leader in Durham has been charged with sex crimes against a child.The Durham County Sheriff's Office said John Herbert Adams, 50, of Bahama, took nude photos of a girl between the age of 3 and 4 years old sometime between January 2010 and April of this year.Adams is charged with second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and indecent liberties of a child. He was arrested on Thursda...
    A former Boy Scout leader in Durham has been charged with sex crimes against a child.The Durham County Sheriff's Office said John Herbert Adams, 50, of Bahama, took nude photos of a girl between the age of 3 and 4 years old sometime between January 2010 and April of this year.Adams is charged with second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and indecent liberties of a child. He was arrested on Thursda...
  • Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

    Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:35 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:35:31 GMT
    A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro...
    A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro...
  • SBI got warrant for 15 accounts in photo probe

    SBI got warrant for 15 accounts in photo probe

    The State Bureau of Investigation obtained a search warrant for user information and content for 15 Instagram accounts in its probe of nude photos of students in Wake County.
    The State Bureau of Investigation obtained a search warrant for user information and content for 15 Instagram accounts in its probe of nude photos of students in Wake County.
  • DJJ youth, volunteers making urns for SC veterans

    DJJ youth, volunteers making urns for SC veterans

    South Carolina's Department of Juvenile Justice is participating in a project to build urns to hold the unclaimed cremated remains of military veterans.
    South Carolina's Department of Juvenile Justice is participating in a project to build urns to hold the unclaimed cremated remains of military veterans.
  • Fact Check: RGA ad slams Sheheen's legal work

    Fact Check: RGA ad slams Sheheen's legal work

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:01:14 GMT
    By Robert Kittle The national Republican Governors Association is going after South Carolina Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen with a new TV ad that criticizes his work as a lawyer. The ad says, “It’s a fact. Trial lawyer Vincent Sheheen made money off criminals. Got a sex offender out of jail time. Defended a child abuser. And represented others charged with violent acts. ‘Threatening to kill.’ ‘Punched in the face.’ Sheheen defended violent criminals who abused women and went to work se...
    By Robert Kittle The national Republican Governors Association is going after South Carolina Democratic candidate Vincent Sheheen with a new TV ad that criticizes his work as a lawyer. The ad says, “It’s a fact. Trial lawyer Vincent Sheheen made money off criminals. Got a sex offender out of jail time. Defended a child abuser. And represented others charged with violent acts. ‘Threatening to kill.’ ‘Punched in the face.’ Sheheen defended violent criminals who abused women and went to work se...
  • NC House panel worried about food deserts

    NC House panel worried about food deserts

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:00:04 GMT
    By The Associated Press Members of a North Carolina legislative committee agree pockets of the state with limited access to grocery stores are a problem. But leaders of the panel say there are limits to what they can do to eliminate the areas called food deserts. A House study panel voted Monday on several recommendations after studying the issue. But committee co-chairman Rep. Edgar Starnes says elected officials can't force a grocery store to build in food deserts. A food desert is defined ...
    By The Associated Press Members of a North Carolina legislative committee agree pockets of the state with limited access to grocery stores are a problem. But leaders of the panel say there are limits to what they can do to eliminate the areas called food deserts. A House study panel voted Monday on several recommendations after studying the issue. But committee co-chairman Rep. Edgar Starnes says elected officials can't force a grocery store to build in food deserts. A food desert is defined ...
  • Driverless cars may be in the not so distant future

    Driverless cars may be in the not so distant future

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:38:50 GMT
    Cars that can drive themselves may sound like something out of this world but car companies are hoping the technology will be available for market within five years. Volvo showed off its latest Autonomous concept at the New York International Auto Show this month. Anders Tylman Mikiewicz with Volvo Concept, said, "It will allow you by the push of a button to let the car take over and do the driving for you." Severa...
    Cars that can drive themselves may sound like something out of this world but car companies are hoping the technology will be available for market within five years. Volvo showed off its latest Autonomous concept at the New York International Auto Show this month. Anders Tylman Mikiewicz with Volvo Concept, said, "It will allow you by the push of a button to let the car take over and do the driving for you." Severa...
  • New SC law deletes high school exit exam mandate

    New SC law deletes high school exit exam mandate

    South Carolina is replacing its high school exit exam with tests considered more useful to students' lives beyond 12th grade.
    South Carolina is replacing its high school exit exam with tests considered more useful to students' lives beyond 12th grade.
  • American wins Boston Marathon for the first time since 1985

    American wins Boston Marathon for the first time since 1985

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:05:01 GMT
    Fans at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have heard "The Star-Spangled Banner" today, after Meb Keflezighi (kehf-LEHZH'-gee) became the first American to win the race since 1985. Keflezighi ran the 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds, amid tight security a year after bombs near the finish line turned the race into a scene of carnage. Three people were killed and more than 260 wounded in the attack. Nearly 36,000 runners started this year's race, the second-largest field in it...
    Fans at the finish line of the Boston Marathon have heard "The Star-Spangled Banner" today, after Meb Keflezighi (kehf-LEHZH'-gee) became the first American to win the race since 1985. Keflezighi ran the 26.2 miles in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 37 seconds, amid tight security a year after bombs near the finish line turned the race into a scene of carnage. Three people were killed and more than 260 wounded in the attack. Nearly 36,000 runners started this year's race, the second-largest field in it...
  • More evidence deadly snake could be on the loose in SC neighborhood

    More evidence deadly snake could be on the loose in SC neighborhood

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:19:03 GMT
    MOUNT PLEASANT, SC - (WCBD) More evidence has surfaced that lead experts to believe that the Gaboon Viper is still on the loose in the Harbor Pointe Apartments area. What is now only pieces of the snake's skin was approximately 95% of the shed skin when it was found, only missing part of the head. When the skin was originally found, it was in one piece, but after the removal and investigation of the skin, it broke up into smaller pieces, some of the those small pieces being lost. After the sk...
    MOUNT PLEASANT, SC - (WCBD) More evidence has surfaced that lead experts to believe that the Gaboon Viper is still on the loose in the Harbor Pointe Apartments area. What is now only pieces of the snake's skin was approximately 95% of the shed skin when it was found, only missing part of the head. When the skin was originally found, it was in one piece, but after the removal and investigation of the skin, it broke up into smaller pieces, some of the those small pieces being lost. After the sk...
  • Southern writer earns prestigious award at the age of 92

    Southern writer earns prestigious award at the age of 92

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:29:35 GMT
    Elizabeth Spencer has won the Rea Award for lifetime achievement in short fiction. The Dungannon Foundation awarded her $30,000. The 92-year-old is originally from Mississippi but currently lives in North Carolina. John Updike and Alice Munro are among past recipients of the prestigious award given by the nonprofit. Spencer's story "Landscapes of the Heart: The Elizabeth Spencer Story," has been made into a documenta...
    Elizabeth Spencer has won the Rea Award for lifetime achievement in short fiction. The Dungannon Foundation awarded her $30,000. The 92-year-old is originally from Mississippi but currently lives in North Carolina. John Updike and Alice Munro are among past recipients of the prestigious award given by the nonprofit. Spencer's story "Landscapes of the Heart: The Elizabeth Spencer Story," has been made into a documenta...
  • 50-foot sinkhole forces people from their homes

    50-foot sinkhole forces people from their homes

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:53:09 GMT
    A 50-foot deep sinkhole opened up in a neighborhood in the Villages, Florida this past weekend. Homeowners had to evacuate Saturday while work crews scrambled to fill the hole with a mixture of sand and cement. The soil for two homes on either side of the sinkhole simply gave way. It took about 40 truck loads of the cement mixture to fill in the hole and an estimated 115 truckloads of grout. Monday, landscaping crews work to finish the area so homeowners can return. Some warning signs that ...
    A 50-foot deep sinkhole opened up in a neighborhood in the Villages, Florida this past weekend. Homeowners had to evacuate Saturday while work crews scrambled to fill the hole with a mixture of sand and cement. The soil for two homes on either side of the sinkhole simply gave way. It took about 40 truck loads of the cement mixture to fill in the hole and an estimated 115 truckloads of grout. Monday, landscaping crews work to finish the area so homeowners can return. Some warning signs that ...
  • New group to promote NC Republican agenda

    New group to promote NC Republican agenda

    A new conservative-leaning advocacy group in North Carolina plans to promote recent Republican policies in state government while challenging criticism from Democrats and their allies who've opposed the GOP...
    A new conservative-leaning advocacy group in North Carolina plans to promote recent Republican policies in state government while challenging criticism from Democrats and their allies who've opposed the GOP agenda.
  • High court will hear case of mistaken traffic stop

    High court will hear case of mistaken traffic stop

    The Supreme Court will decide whether police have probable cause to make a traffic stop if it turns out the officer was mistaken in thinking the driver violated the law.
    The Supreme Court will decide whether police have probable cause to make a traffic stop if it turns out the officer was mistaken in thinking the driver violated the law.
  • Car slams into packed church

    Car slams into packed church

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:11:49 GMT
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews, Fort Myers police said.The Lexus sedan struck the Second Haitian Baptist Church at around 8 p.m. Sunday, when there were about 200 people inside, Lt. Victor Medico said.When officers arrived at the scene, church members used car jacks to lift the vehicle off of people who were trapped u...
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews, Fort Myers police said.The Lexus sedan struck the Second Haitian Baptist Church at around 8 p.m. Sunday, when there were about 200 people inside, Lt. Victor Medico said.When officers arrived at the scene, church members used car jacks to lift the vehicle off of people who were trapped u...
  • NC authorities: 10-month-old girl abducted by dad

    NC authorities: 10-month-old girl abducted by dad

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:46:49 GMT
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 10-month-old North Carolina girl has been abducted by her father, who has made threats to kill himself and the child. Durham police believe Tamiyah Elssy Bryant was abducted around 8:15 a.m. Saturday by Rodney Bryant, reports WRAL (http://bit.ly/1tnb7lb ). Police say Bryant was taking the girl's mother to work at a restaurant and when she tried to get out of the car, he forcefully held her down. Police say he eventually made her get out on the side of I...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Authorities say a 10-month-old North Carolina girl has been abducted by her father, who has made threats to kill himself and the child. Durham police believe Tamiyah Elssy Bryant was abducted around 8:15 a.m. Saturday by Rodney Bryant, reports WRAL (http://bit.ly/1tnb7lb ). Police say Bryant was taking the girl's mother to work at a restaurant and when she tried to get out of the car, he forcefully held her down. Police say he eventually made her get out on the side of I...
  • SC towns and counties spur state to ban texting

    SC towns and counties spur state to ban texting

    A statewide texting-while-driving ban might soon be a reality for South Carolina, though many wonder whether it will be effective.
    A statewide texting-while-driving ban might soon be a reality for South Carolina, though many wonder whether it will be effective.
  • Your rights in car repossessions

    Your rights in car repossessions

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:07:51 GMT
    By Tracey Early (WSPA) Douglas Foster still has all the paperwork on a loan he'd rather forget. "We were 18 or 19," said Douglas. "We just kind of went in there and did it." He and his then-girlfriend
    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs says car repossessions is one of its top complaints.
  • SC unemployment rate continues to drop

    SC unemployment rate continues to drop

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-04-19 02:04:02 GMT
    South Carolina's unemployment rate is continuing to go down. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that the state's jobless rate was 5.5 percent in March. That's down from 5.7 percent
    South Carolina's unemployment rate is continuing to go down. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Friday that the state's jobless rate was 5.5 percent in March. That's down from 5.7 percent
  • Mom finds dead body during son's Easter egg hunt

    Mom finds dead body during son's Easter egg hunt

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:48 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:48:41 GMT
    A woman from west Knoxville found a body under her deck while hunting for Easter eggs with her son Wednesday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tara Hanouskova smelled an odor that progressively got
    A woman from west Knoxville found a body under her deck while hunting for Easter eggs with her son Wednesday. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Tara Hanouskova smelled an odor that progressively got
  • Six people hurt after apartment complex fire in SC

    Six people hurt after apartment complex fire in SC

    Friday, April 18 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-04-18 18:27:28 GMT
    Four people were injured in an apartment fire early Friday in Hendersonville. Two young children were lowered to safety by family members. Two people jumped to safety and two others were taken to Augusta
    Four people were injured in an apartment fire early Friday in Hendersonville. Two young children were lowered to safety by family members. Two people jumped to safety and two others were taken to Augusta
  • Search for missing fisherman in NC

    Search for missing fisherman in NC

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:17:00 GMT
    Crews are searching for two missing men are in their late twenties who went fishing Thursday morning in Stokes County, North Carolina and never returned. Their boat and fishing poles were located quite
    Crews are searching for two missing men are in their late twenties who went fishing Thursday morning in Stokes County, North Carolina and never returned. Their boat and fishing poles were located quite
  • Former Chesterfield Co. Sheriff found guilty on all counts

    Former Chesterfield Co. Sheriff found guilty on all counts

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:07 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:07:47 GMT
    The verdict in the corruption trial of former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker is in. Parker has been found guilty on all charges. He was found guilty on five counts of misconduct in office, two
    The verdict in the corruption trial of former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker is in. Parker has been found guilty on all charges. He was found guilty on five counts of misconduct in office, two
  • Church volunteers create record-setting chalk portrait of Jesus

    Church volunteers create record-setting chalk portrait of Jesus

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:50:54 GMT
    Volunteers started making a chalk design of Jesus this week in the parking lot of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas. They're attempting to set the world record for the largest chalk drawing and they
    Volunteers started making a chalk design of Jesus this week in the parking lot of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas. They're attempting to set the world record for the largest chalk drawing and they
  • SC teen dies in boating accident

    SC teen dies in boating accident

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:13:01 GMT
    Two people are dead and two others missing after a boating accident on Lake Erie in Ohio. Among the dead is 17-year-old Paige Widmer of Pelion, South Carolina. A spokesperson for the Ottawa County, Ohio
    Two people are dead and two others missing after a boating accident on Lake Erie in Ohio. Among the dead is 17-year-old Paige Widmer of Pelion, South Carolina. A spokesperson for the Ottawa County, Ohio
  • Boy electrocuted while swimming in backyard pool; pool light to blame

    Boy electrocuted while swimming in backyard pool; pool light to blame

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:41:43 GMT
    A 7-year-old Florida boy was electrocuted and died after swimming in the family's pool. Calder Sloan was swimming with another boy Sunday. The other boy felt a tingle soon after they got in the water
    A 7-year-old Florida boy was electrocuted and died after swimming in the family's pool. Calder Sloan was swimming with another boy Sunday. The other boy felt a tingle soon after they got in the water
  • Father accused of killing son so he could play video games, police say

    Father accused of killing son so he could play video games, police say

    Friday, April 18 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-04-18 14:08:08 GMT
    Sheriff's deputies in north Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games. Authorities say 24-year-old Cody Wygant is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect.
    Sheriff's deputies in north Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games. Authorities say 24-year-old Cody Wygant is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect.
  • Dog receives jury summons

    Dog receives jury summons

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:57:12 GMT
    New Jersey's Cumberland County mailed a jury summons for resident, IV Griner, to report for jury duty. The only thing is that IV is a four-legged German Shepard. His owner, Barrett Griner, said no
    New Jersey's Cumberland County mailed a jury summons for resident, IV Griner, to report for jury duty. The only thing is that IV is a four-legged German Shepard. His owner, Barrett Griner, said no
  • SC woman shot to death in car after child finds gun in backseat

    SC woman shot to death in car after child finds gun in backseat

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 12:31:22 GMT
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    A woman is dead after being shot in the passenger seat of a car. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says 22-year-old Alexandra Santos of Easley died Thursday after she was shot in the back as she sat
    A woman is dead after being shot in the passenger seat of a car. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley says 22-year-old Alexandra Santos of Easley died Thursday after she was shot in the back as she sat
  • Wake has 41 percent hike in teacher resignations

    Wake has 41 percent hike in teacher resignations

    Wake County school officials say the number of teacher resignations has increased 41 percent this year.
    Wake County school officials say the number of teacher resignations has increased 41 percent this year.
  • Deadliest disaster to date on Mount Everest

    Deadliest disaster to date on Mount Everest

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:34 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:34:41 GMT
    An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa
    An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa
  • Trio reels in 800+ lb mega mako shark that barely fits in pickup truck

    Trio reels in 800+ lb mega mako shark that barely fits in pickup truck

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:43:38 GMT
    Normally when you do a story about a shark you do a stand-up on the beach but not this time.  See these fishermen don't want to tell me where their fishing hole is.  It's not just to protect their spot
    Normally when you do a story about a shark you do a stand-up on the beach but not this time.  See these fishermen don't want to tell me where their fishing hole is.  It's not just to protect their spot
  • SC boy bikes from Upstate to coast, raising $62,000 for charity

    SC boy bikes from Upstate to coast, raising $62,000 for charity

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:49:04 GMT
    Thursday, Scotty Parker, an ambitious 10-year-old from Hanahan, rode his bike through the gates at Water Missions International, a non-profit that builds water purification systems around the world that
    Thursday, Scotty Parker, an ambitious 10-year-old from Hanahan, rode his bike through the gates at Water Missions International, a non-profit that builds water purification systems around the world that
  • Boater charged in death of young woman who hit head on low bridge

    Boater charged in death of young woman who hit head on low bridge

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:53:40 GMT
    Investigators say a man was intoxicated and behind the wheel of a boat, causing the death of Savannah woman last Summer. Joseph Webb was arrested by Georgia Department of Natural Resources and booked
    Investigators say a man was intoxicated and behind the wheel of a boat, causing the death of Savannah woman last Summer. Joseph Webb was arrested by Georgia Department of Natural Resources and booked
  • Police nab SC woman who tried to run over officer

    SC woman who tried to run over officer is nabbed, authorities say

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:25:31 GMT
    A woman is in custody after officials say she tried to run over a loss prevention officer in Greenville after shoplifting dresses. Rosa Anjela Aguilera was picked up in Elgin, Illinois by the US Marshals
    A woman is in custody after officials say she tried to run over a loss prevention officer in Greenville after shoplifting dresses. Rosa Anjela Aguilera was picked up in Elgin, Illinois by the US Marshals
  • Caught on video: Intruder creeps in toddler's room, hovers over crib

    Caught on video: Intruder creeps in toddler's room, hovers over crib

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:10:31 GMT
    A family is grateful that their toddler was not hurt after a creepy break-in that happened while everyone was sound asleep. The incident happened back on April 5 around 5 a.m. in the 18200 block of Flint
    A family is grateful that their toddler was not hurt after a creepy break-in that happened while everyone was sound asleep. The incident happened back on April 5 around 5 a.m. in the 18200 block of Flint
  • Tiger Paw painted on USC field exactly a year after last incident

    Tiger Paw painted on USC field exactly a year after last incident

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:02:59 GMT
    University of South Carolina police are investigating after someone spray-painted the field of Williams-Brice Stadium with a Clemson Tiger logo. The vandalism happened sometime within the last day, according
    University of South Carolina police are investigating after someone spray-painted the field of Williams-Brice Stadium with a Clemson Tiger logo. The vandalism happened sometime within the last day, according
  • Spring cleaning? Don’t forget the outside

    Spring cleaning? Don’t forget the outside

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:31:38 GMT
    It's a time-honored tradition. Or should that be time-honored chore? Either way, the onset (finally!) of spring, for many of us, means it's time to throw open the windows and doors and clean out a
    It's a time-honored tradition. Or should that be time-honored chore? Either way, the onset (finally!) of spring, for many of us, means it's time to throw open the windows and doors and clean out a
  • Fake kidnapping has created real anger among parents

    Fake kidnapping has created real anger among parents

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:20:51 GMT
    A still from the fake kidnapping video that was posted to YouTube A still from the fake kidnapping video that was posted to YouTube
    Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real. Onlookers in the park watched as a minivan with
    Police are investigating possible charges against people who staged a fake kidnapping in a park, terrifying parents and children who thought it was real. Onlookers in the park watched as a minivan with
  • Hundreds of rare plants go missing in NC, 3 people arrested

    Hundreds of rare plants go missing in NC, 3 people arrested

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:08:27 GMT
    Police in North Carolina arrested three people after hundreds of Venus Flytraps went missing. About 300 of the plants were taken from Boiling Spring Lakes. These carnivorous plants are native to only
    Police in North Carolina arrested three people after hundreds of Venus Flytraps went missing. About 300 of the plants were taken from Boiling Spring Lakes. These carnivorous plants are native to only
  • Man hailed a hero after saving family in submerged van, police say woman drove it into river

    Man hailed a hero after saving family in submerged van, police say woman drove it into river

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:45:56 GMT
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    A woman reportedly drove her van with three teenage children inside into a river. Police say they were all rescued thanks to a man who said he heard screaming from the partially submerged vehicle. Joann
    A woman reportedly drove her van with three teenage children inside into a river. Police say they were all rescued thanks to a man who said he heard screaming from the partially submerged vehicle. Joann
  • SC man fined $525 for not paying for drink refill

    SC man fined $525 for not paying for drink refill

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:22:57 GMT
    An 89 cent drink refill that went unpaid is costing a South Carolina man $525. It happened at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Charleston. The Medical Center has signs posted saying drink
    An 89 cent drink refill that went unpaid is costing a South Carolina man $525. It happened at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Charleston. The Medical Center has signs posted saying drink
  • Teen caught urinating in water supply; reservoir to be flushed

    Teen caught urinating in water supply; reservoir to be flushed

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:59:12 GMT
    The city of Portland, Oregon, has been forced to dump millions of gallons of drinking water after a teenager was caught on tape urinating into the reservoir. The urine actually doesn't pose much of a
    The city of Portland, Oregon, has been forced to dump millions of gallons of drinking water after a teenager was caught on tape urinating into the reservoir. The urine actually doesn't pose much of a
  • Boy who received experimental drug from NC company, released from hospital

    Boy who received experimental drug from NC company, released from hospital

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:32 AM EDT2014-04-17 11:32:55 GMT
    Josh Hardy, a 7-year-old Virginia boy who received an experimental anti-viral drug made in the Research Triangle Park, has been discharged from a hospital in Memphis, Tenn. According to Hardy's mother
    Josh Hardy, a 7-year-old Virginia boy who received an experimental anti-viral drug made in the Research Triangle Park, has been discharged from a hospital in Memphis, Tenn. According to Hardy's mother
  • DSS director says she won't step down, sees fixes

    DSS director says she won't step down, sees fixes

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:59 PM EDT2014-04-17 01:59:10 GMT
    The director of South Carolina's Department of Social Services says she won't step down. Director Lillian Koller told reporters Wednesday she doesn't think her resignation is necessary and feels there
    The director of South Carolina's Department of Social Services says she won't step down. Director Lillian Koller told reporters Wednesday she doesn't think her resignation is necessary and feels there
  • Caught on video: Man taking 'selfie' near passing train gets kicked in head

    Caught on video: Man taking 'selfie' near passing train gets kicked in head

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:23:48 GMT
    A video posted to YouTube showing a man getting kicked in the head by a person on a passing train has gone viral.We've taken the clip and broken it down frame by frame.According to Jared Michael, the
    A video posted to YouTube showing a man getting kicked in the head by a person on a passing train has gone viral.We've taken the clip and broken it down frame by frame.According to Jared Michael, the
  • State treasurer Curtis Loftis named “Champion of Free Enterprise”

    State treasurer Curtis Loftis named “Champion of Free Enterprise”

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-16 17:03:02 GMT
    State Treasurer Curtis Loftis was named a "Champion of Free Enterprise" at the Free Enterprise Foundation's 8th Annual Awards Dinner on April 15, 2014. The event, held at The Citadel, featured a keynote
    State Treasurer Curtis Loftis was named a "Champion of Free Enterprise" at the Free Enterprise Foundation's 8th Annual Awards Dinner on April 15, 2014. The event, held at The Citadel, featured a keynote
  • NC teacher sent obscene photos and video to students, police say

    NC teacher sent obscene photos and video to students, police say

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:41:01 GMT
    A former middle school teacher in Cleveland County has been arrested and accused of sending obscene videos and pictures of herself to students.  Caron Elizabeth Blanton, age 34, of Mooresboro was arrested
    A former middle school teacher in Cleveland County has been arrested and accused of sending obscene videos and pictures of herself to students.  Caron Elizabeth Blanton, age 34, of Mooresboro was arrested
  • SC girl burned in meth lab fire, 4 adults facing charges

    SC girl burned in meth lab fire, 4 adults facing charges

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:50:49 GMT
    Three people are behind bars after a meth lab fire injured a 6-year-old girl in Eutawville, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.Three other children were in the Lake Marion-area home during
    Four were charged after a meth lab fire injured a 6-year-old girl in Eutawville, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.Three other children were in the Lake Marion-area home during
  • Missing boy found inside of claw toy grabbing vending machine

    Missing boy found inside of claw toy grabbing vending machine

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-04-16 15:40:13 GMT
    A three-year-old Nebraska boy who was reported missing Monday was found safe inside a claw crane machine at a bowling alley. Authorities said the child's mother reported her son missing from their Lincoln
    A three-year-old Nebraska boy who was reported missing Monday was found safe inside a claw crane machine at a bowling alley. Authorities said the child's mother reported her son missing from their Lincoln
  • USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline

    USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:58 AM EDT2014-04-16 09:58:39 GMT
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The federal government is satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The federal government is satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications
  • USC offers more tickets for Joe Biden commencement speech

    USC offers more tickets for Joe Biden commencement speech

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:29:45 GMT
    Students graduating May 9 from the University of South Carolina will have limited tickets to the ceremony. Vice President Joe Biden will be speaker at the largest graduation in the school's history. Previously,
    Students graduating May 9 from the University of South Carolina will have limited tickets to the ceremony. Vice President Joe Biden will be speaker at the largest graduation in the school's history. Previously,
  • All clear after bomb threat at building on Clemson campus, officials say

    All clear after bomb threat at building on Clemson campus, officials say

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:07:07 GMT
    The public safety department of Clemson University on Tuesday afternoon announced that there was a bomb threat on campus. The threat is at the Fike Recreation Center, according to the web university's
    The public safety department of Clemson University on Tuesday afternoon announced that there was a bomb threat on campus. The threat is at the Fike Recreation Center, according to the web university's
  • Video shows wild ride when Savannah carriage horse is spooked

    Video shows wild ride when Savannah carriage horse is spooked

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:20:47 GMT
    WSAV has obtained a copy of the surveillance video from downtown Savannah that shows a spooked horse running through the streets on Monday. WSAV also has a copy of the traffic heard on the police scanner
    WSAV has obtained a copy of the surveillance video from downtown Savannah that shows a spooked horse running through the streets on Monday. WSAV also has a copy of the traffic heard on the police scanner
  • Master's champ Bubba Watson Tweets selfie from Waffle House after win

    Master's champ Bubba Watson Tweets selfie from Waffle House after win

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:44:05 GMT
    Twitter fans shared in the excitement after the 2014 Masters Champion tweeted a 'selfie' photo from Waffle House before leaving Augusta. The Waffle House selfie gained nearly 16,000 retweets and more
    Twitter fans shared in the excitement after the 2014 Masters Champion tweeted a 'selfie' photo from Waffle House before leaving Augusta. The Waffle House selfie gained nearly 16,000 retweets and more
  • Player’s itchy palm means money

    Player’s itchy palm means money

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:27:06 GMT
    Maybe there is something to the superstition an itchy palm means money. The Lottery's $100,000 winner from Lane was certainly scratching her palm while waiting on a check for her winnings. "I can't repeat
    Maybe there is something to the superstition an itchy palm means money. The Lottery's $100,000 winner from Lane was certainly scratching her palm while waiting on a check for her winnings. "I can't repeat
  • 7-year-old SC girl shot by boy at birthday party

    7-year-old SC girl shot by boy at birthday party

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:07:11 GMT
    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says
    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says
  • Governor Haley signs"Emma's Law" requiring more DUI interlocks

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

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:05 AM EDT2014-04-15 08:05:13 GMT
    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
    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
  • Dept. of Corrections works on plan to fix issues in the system

    Dept. of Corrections works on plan to fix issues in the system

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-04-15 02:06:13 GMT
    The Department of Corrections is still working out a lawsuit filed back in 2005, about the treatment of their mentally ill inmates. The Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities filed the lawsuit,
    The Department of Corrections is still working out a lawsuit filed back in 2005, about the treatment of their mentally ill inmates. The Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities filed the lawsuit,
  • 2 Southern states deny thousands of license plates each year

    2 Southern states deny thousands of license plates each year

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:59:44 GMT
    We've all seen the personalized license plates that are tough to figure out. In fact, license plates must meet a certain standard. And, they must make it past a special group of DMV workers who sort
    We've all seen the personalized license plates that are tough to figure out. In fact, license plates must meet a certain standard. And, they must make it past a special group of DMV workers who sort
  • Cross burned outside SC church

    Cross burned outside SC church

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:54:52 GMT
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a cross was burned outside a Spartanburg church. Deputies say they were called out to St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on Old Howard Gap Road Friday. Deputies
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says a cross was burned outside a Spartanburg church. Deputies say they were called out to St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on Old Howard Gap Road Friday. Deputies
  • Owner of NC 'party mansion' guilty of tax and healthcare fraud

    Owner of NC 'party mansion' guilty of tax and healthcare fraud

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:52:43 GMT
    The owner of a home in Raleigh that became a notorious party mansion has pleaded guilty to tax fraud, healthcare fraud and money laundering in two separate cases in federal court, according to federal
    The owner of a home in Raleigh that became a notorious party mansion has pleaded guilty to tax fraud, healthcare fraud and money laundering in two separate cases in federal court, according to federal
  • SC man in critical condition after incident in charity mud run

    SC man in critical condition after incident in charity mud run

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:41:59 GMT
    Organizers say one participant in the Greenville Goodwill Mud Run was injured on Sunday. Shannon High is currently listed in critical condition, according GHS officials. Brad Majors of Goodwill Industries
    Organizers say one participant in the Greenville Goodwill Mud Run was injured on Sunday. Shannon High is currently listed in critical condition, according GHS officials. Brad Majors of Goodwill Industries
  • Tax day deals and discounts

    Tax day deals and discounts

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:16:54 GMT
    To help ease the pain of the end of tax season for most people, some companies are offering some sweet deals.
    To help ease the pain of the end of tax season for most people, some companies are offering some sweet deals.
  • Injuries reported after horse carriage crashes with truck in Savannah

    Injuries reported after horse carriage crashes with truck in Savannah

    Monday, April 14 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-04-14 20:03:39 GMT
    WSAV has learned that a horse carriage was involved in an accident in downtown Savannah on Monday. The carriage belongs to the Historic Savannah Carriage Tours company. A viewer tells WSAV that the
    WSAV has learned that a horse carriage was involved in an accident in downtown Savannah on Monday. The carriage belongs to the Historic Savannah Carriage Tours company. A viewer tells WSAV that the
  • Thieves posing as movers hit SC family in broad daylight, taking $3,000 in electronics

    Thieves posing as movers hit SC family in broad daylight, taking $3,000 in electronics

    Monday, April 14 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-04-14 17:22:44 GMT
    A couple from the Groves area of Mount Pleasant say a pair of crooks made away with more than $3,000 worth of electronics from their home while they were away on Sunday afternoon. Helen Sanborn said
    A couple from the Groves area of Mount Pleasant say a pair of crooks made away with more than $3,000 worth of electronics from their home while they were away on Sunday afternoon. Helen Sanborn said
  • SC county nabs nearly 20 in year-long heroin sting

    SC county nabs nearly 20 in year-long heroin sting

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:40:58 GMT
    Sumter Police and Deputies arrested 18 people in a citywide heroin sting and are now searching for one more suspect. "It has an impact on quality of life of our entire community," Sumter Police Chief Russell
    Sumter Police and Deputies arrested 18 people in a citywide heroin sting and are now searching for one more suspect. "It has an impact on quality of life of our entire community," Sumter Police Chief Russell
  • 2 women, 3 men linked to store theft near NC island, authorities say

    2 women, 3 men linked to store theft near NC island, authorities say

    Monday, April 14 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-04-14 15:22:11 GMT
    Authorities in Brunswick County are trying to find a group of five people who they believe were involved in theft from a store near Holden Beach. These individuals -- two females, three males -- are considered
    Authorities in Brunswick County are trying to find a group of five people who they believe were involved in theft from a store near Holden Beach. These individuals -- two females, three males -- are considered
  • DHEC seeks public's help tracking West Nile Virus

    DHEC seeks public's help tracking West Nile Virus

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:11:36 GMT
    The S. C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is seeking the public's help in collecting dead birds to test for this season's arrival of West Nile virus. "Anyone can help us track West Nile
    The S. C. Department of Health and Environmental Control is seeking the public's help in collecting dead birds to test for this season's arrival of West Nile virus. "Anyone can help us track West Nile
  • 2 die during Raleigh Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon

    2 die during Raleigh Rock 'n' Roll half-marathon

    Sunday, April 13 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-04-14 03:16:05 GMT
    Two men in their 30s died Sunday during the Rock ‘n’ Roll half-marathon, race officials confirmed.
    Two men in their 30s died Sunday during the Rock ‘n’ Roll half-marathon, race officials confirmed.
  • More than 1,000 get hepatitis A shots in Charlotte

    More than 1,000 get hepatitis A shots in Charlotte

    Sunday, April 13 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-04-13 20:02:03 GMT
    Health officials say more than 1,000 people have been given vaccinations against hepatitis A after an employee at a Charlotte pizza restaurant was hospitalized with the disease.
    Health officials say more than 1,000 people have been given vaccinations against hepatitis A after an employee at a Charlotte pizza restaurant was hospitalized with the disease.
  • Partially decomposed body found in Alamance County

    Partially decomposed body found in Alamance County

    Saturday, April 12 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-04-13 01:51:35 GMT
    Authorities are trying to determine the identity of a woman whose partially decomposed body was found inside a storage container in Alamance County south of the town of Graham.
    Authorities are trying to determine the identity of a woman whose partially decomposed body was found inside a storage container in Alamance County south of the town of Graham.
  • Haley's GOP opponent Ervin withdraws from primary

    Haley's GOP opponent Ervin withdraws from primary

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-04-12 01:06:47 GMT
    By The Associated Press Gov. Nikki Haley's Republican opponent says he's decided to bypass the primary and become a petition candidate in November. Tom Ervin withdrew Friday from the June primary, less
    Ervin says he will immediately begin gathering signatures to be a petition candidate.
  • New website wants your opinion of SC roads

    New website wants your opinion of SC roads

    Friday, April 11 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-12 01:01:34 GMT
    By Robert Kittle A new website is asking for your opinion on the condition of South Carolina roads and bridges and will pass your thoughts along to state lawmakers in hopes they'll take action. "I think
    The group will pass your thoughts along to South Carolina state lawmakers in hopes they'll take action.
  • Brand new BMW smashed so firefighters could access hydrant

    Brand new BMW smashed so firefighters could access hydrant

    Friday, April 11 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-04-12 00:39:31 GMT
    BOSTON, MA - The man who parked his 2 day-old BMW in front of a fire hydrant got a $100 ticket, two smashed windows and a dent in his door.CBS Boston reports, firefighters had to smash the
    The man who parked his 2 day-old BMW in front of a fire hydrant got a $100 ticket, two smashed windows and a dent in his door.CBS Boston reports, firefighters had to smash the
  • Big mystery of UFOs hovering with deer might be solved

    Big mystery of UFOs hovering with deer might be solved

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:10:25 GMT
    Could the big mystery of UFOs caught on camera above some deer finally be solved? The company that makes the game cameras says they have the answer. The images were caught on camera in a night in February.
    Could the big mystery of UFOs caught on camera above some deer finally be solved? The company that makes the game cameras says they have the answer. The images were caught on camera in a night in February.
  • Boy running from dog dies after being hit by car

    Boy running from dog dies after being hit by car

    Friday, April 11 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-04-11 20:04:20 GMT
    A 13-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle on Milledgeville Road while reportedly running from a dog.Demonta Collins was struck around 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening, and was pronounced dead
    A 13-year-old boy has died after being struck by a vehicle on Milledgeville Road while reportedly running from a dog.Demonta Collins was struck around 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening, and was pronounced dead
  • Mom and 5 children jump from window to escape devastating fire

    Mom and 5 children jump from window to escape devastating fire

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:29:03 GMT
    A mom and her five children jumped from a window to escape a fire that destroyed their home on Thursday.The fire happened in the 500 block of Antwerp Avenue in the Woodlawn area. Fire investigators say
    A mom and her five children jumped from a window to escape a fire that destroyed their home on Thursday.The fire happened in the 500 block of Antwerp Avenue in the Woodlawn area. Fire investigators say
  • Man flees country after being charged in hit-and-run that killed boy at Walmart

    Man flees country after being charged in hit-and-run that killed boy at Walmart

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:04:06 GMT
    Authorities say a Salvadoran man wanted in a crash that killed a 2-year-old Georgia boy and severely injured his sister has fled the country. DeKalb County police say they've verified that Concepcion
    Authorities say a Salvadoran man wanted in a crash that killed a 2-year-old Georgia boy and severely injured his sister has fled the country. DeKalb County police say they've verified that Concepcion
  • 10 killed in CA crash involving high school students

    10 killed in CA crash involving high school students

    Friday, April 11 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-04-11 18:06:01 GMT
    ORLAND, Calif. (CBS News) - A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median in Northern California and slammed into a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college. At least ten people
    ORLAND, Calif. (CBS News) - A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median in Northern California and slammed into a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college. At least ten people
  • Strippers sue South Carolina clubs over wages

    Strippers sue South Carolina clubs over wages

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:31:09 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A group of strippers is suing several South Carolina nightclubs, saying they weren't paid according to federal standards. The lawsuit filed in federal court earlier this year accuses
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A group of strippers is suing several South Carolina nightclubs, saying they weren't paid according to federal standards. The lawsuit filed in federal court earlier this year accuses
  • 16-year-old boy missing from Holden Beach area found safe Friday

    16-year-old boy missing from Holden Beach area found safe Friday

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-11 10:54:02 GMT
    Brunswick County Sheriff's officials say that they need the public's help to find a boy who has been missing for several days.Hunter Anthony Howell, 16, was last seen on Sunday in the area of Martin Lane
    Brunswick County Sheriff's officials say that they need the public's help to find a boy who has been missing for several days.Hunter Anthony Howell, 16, was last seen on Sunday in the area of Martin Lane
  • 1 hurt when DUI driver crashes truck into Waffle House, police say

    1 hurt when DUI driver crashes truck into Waffle House, police say

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-11 02:51:43 GMT
    One person was injured after a truck crashed into a Donelson Waffle House early Thursday morning.The crash happened around 3 a.m. at the restaurant located at 707 Stewarts Ferry Parkway when Shawn Neely,
    One person was injured after a truck crashed into a Donelson Waffle House early Thursday morning.The crash happened around 3 a.m. at the restaurant located at 707 Stewarts Ferry Parkway when Shawn Neely,
  • Teen dies when truck crosses into lane, crashing into his car, deputies say

    Teen dies when truck crosses into lane, crashing into his car, deputies say

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-04-11 02:46:06 GMT
    A 19 year old was airlifted to Memorial Medical Center and later died after a head on collision on Highway 17 Thursday morning.The Coastal Homeschool Athletic Association confirms that 19-year-old Luke
    A 19 year old was airlifted to Memorial Medical Center and later died after a head on collision on Highway 17 Thursday morning.The Coastal Homeschool Athletic Association confirms that 19-year-old Luke
  • SC lawmakers back out of special prosecutor bill

    SC lawmakers back out of special prosecutor bill

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-04-11 02:29:53 GMT
    By The Associated Press South Carolina House members are removing their names from legislation allowing the General Assembly to decide whether an independent prosecutor should investigate a constitutional
    One bill gave the Legislature authority to decide on a special prosecutor. The other would ask voters on general election ballots whether to change the state constitution.
  • SC House and Senate pass different distracted driving ban bills

    SC House and Senate pass different distracted driving ban bills

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-04-11 02:27:04 GMT
    By Robert Kittle The South Carolina House and Senate each passed different bills Thursday aimed at reducing distracted driving, setting up a showdown over which, if either, becomes law. The House bill
    More than a dozen South Carolina cities and towns have their own local ordinances banning texting and driving.
  • Man who caused deadly daycare crash now in custody, police say

    Man who caused deadly daycare crash now in custody, police say

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-04-11 01:47:06 GMT
    A manhunt across Florida ended Thursday with the surrender of a driver blamed in a deadly crash at a day care that injured 14 and killed a 4-year-old girl who was sitting in a classroom awaiting her
    A manhunt across Florida ended Thursday with the surrender of a driver blamed in a deadly crash at a day care that injured 14 and killed a 4-year-old girl who was sitting in a classroom awaiting her
  • Teen helping mom change flat tire is killed by hit-and-run driver, officials say

    Teen helping mom change flat tire is killed by hit-and-run driver, officials say

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-04-11 01:07:44 GMT
    A 13-year-old boy was killed on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County Thursday afternoon after he was struck by a driver while he was changing his mother's flat tire. Police said 33-year-old Tina Wilson, of
    A 13-year-old boy was killed on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County Thursday afternoon after he was struck by a driver while he was changing his mother's flat tire. Police said 33-year-old Tina Wilson, of
  • NC wife and husband soldier who lost leg in combat are given new home

    NC wife and husband soldier who lost leg in combat are given new home

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:21 PM EDT2014-04-11 00:21:41 GMT
    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Oliver "Ollie" Hughes and his growing family of five were presented with the keys to their new home in Fuquay-Varina Thursday.The house is the seventh Hero Home completed by Operation:
    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Oliver "Ollie" Hughes and his growing family of five were presented with the keys to their new home in Fuquay-Varina Thursday.The house is the seventh Hero Home completed by Operation:
  • NC man gets jail time for sucking woman's toes in Walmart

    NC man gets jail time for sucking woman's toes in Walmart

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:39:43 GMT
    A North Carolina man who sucked an unwilling woman's toes inside a Wal-Mart has been sentenced to 60 days in jail. Michael Anthony Brown apologized for his actions during his court appearance Thursday.
    A North Carolina man who sucked an unwilling woman's toes inside a Wal-Mart has been sentenced to 60 days in jail. Michael Anthony Brown apologized for his actions during his court appearance Thursday.
  • PHOTOS: The beauty of Springtime at the Masters in Augusta

    PHOTOS: The beauty of Springtime at the Masters in Augusta

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:21:44 GMT
    Every year people from all over the world flock to Augusta with dreams of setting foot on the grounds of the Augusta National Golf Club to see The Masters Tournament. For some it is an item on their
    Every year people from all over the world flock to Augusta with dreams of setting foot on the grounds of the Augusta National Golf Club to see The Masters Tournament. For some it is an item on their
  • FBI rescues NC man from kidnappers; tied to his daughter's prosecution of inmate

    FBI rescues NC man from kidnappers; tied to his daughter's prosecution of inmate

    Thursday, April 10 2014 2:29 PM EDT2014-04-10 18:29:06 GMT
    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. The FBI and other investigating law enforcement
    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. The FBI and other investigating law enforcement
  • Girl dies, 6 children critical or serious after car crashes into daycare

    Girl dies, 6 children critical or serious after car crashes into daycare

    Thursday, April 10 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-04-10 17:02:54 GMT
    A vehicle crashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, injuring a dozen people, 11 of them children, a Florida Highway Patrol official said. Several were reported to be "very, very serious condition,"
    A vehicle crashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, injuring a dozen people, 11 of them children, a Florida Highway Patrol official said. Several were reported to be "very, very serious condition,"
  • Family sues over NC State Fair injuries

    Family sues over NC State Fair injuries

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:54:59 GMT
    A family seriously injured last year on a North Carolina State Fair ride is suing its operators and owners. Attorney Willie Gary said Thursday he's seeking at least $25,000 in compensatory damages and
    A family seriously injured last year on a North Carolina State Fair ride is suing its operators and owners. Attorney Willie Gary said Thursday he's seeking at least $25,000 in compensatory damages and
  • Military releases name of Marine shot at NC base

    Military releases name of Marine shot at NC base

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:40:34 GMT
    Authorities have identified a Marine killed in an apparently accidental shooting while on duty at a North Carolina base. Camp Lejeune officials said in a statement late Wednesday that 21-year-old
    Authorities have identified a Marine killed in an apparently accidental shooting while on duty at a North Carolina base. Camp Lejeune officials said in a statement late Wednesday that 21-year-old
  • SC funny man Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman

    SC funny man Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:24:59 GMT
    CBS announced Thursday Stephen Colbert will be the new host of the "Late Show," effective when David Letterman retires. The host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "The
    CBS announced Thursday Stephen Colbert will be the new host of the "Late Show," effective when David Letterman retires. The host, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning "The
  • Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

    Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-04-10 14:27:27 GMT
    Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 under performing stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices on about 1,000 basic
    Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 under performing stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices on about 1,000 basic
  • Expansion In Lexington County expected to create 300 Jobs

    Expansion In Lexington County expected to create 300 Jobs

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-04-10 13:39:22 GMT
    Palmetto State Armory (PSA), a South Carolina-based gun manufacturer, plans to expand its Lexington County presence and more than double its current workforce. The $4.2 million investment will allow the
    Palmetto State Armory (PSA), a South Carolina-based gun manufacturer, plans to expand its Lexington County presence and more than double its current workforce. The $4.2 million investment will allow the
  • Tale of survival: A mother who wouldn't let go

    Tale of survival: A mother who wouldn't let go

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-10 12:33:45 GMT
    The death toll in the Washington landslide stands at 36 and 32 of them have been identified. But this is a story of survival. Amanda Skorjanc remains hospitalized, along with her five-month old son,
    The death toll in the Washington landslide stands at 36 and 32 of them have been identified. But this is a story of survival. Amanda Skorjanc remains hospitalized, along with her five-month old son,
  • SC prison guard shooting suspect pleads guilty

    SC prison guard shooting suspect pleads guilty

    An Orangeburg man has admitted conspiring to kill a prison guard in a hit orchestrated by an inmate on an illegal cellphone.
    An Orangeburg man has admitted conspiring to kill a prison guard in a hit orchestrated by an inmate on an illegal cellphone.
  • South Carolina moves forward with statewide texting while driving ban

    South Carolina moves forward with statewide texting while driving ban

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:42 AM EDT2014-04-10 07:42:37 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina is closer to having its first statewide ban on texting while driving. The Senate voted 38-2 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would levy fines starting at $75 on drivers
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina is closer to having its first statewide ban on texting while driving. The Senate voted 38-2 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would levy fines starting at $75 on drivers
  • "Emma's Law" passes SC General Assembly

    "Emma's Law" passes SC General Assembly

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:38:25 GMT
    By Ali O'Hara - Media General Intern A bill aimed at preventing more drunk driving deaths in South Carolina is heading to the governor's desk. It has taken two years to get this bill passed. "I think
    The bill would require a driver convicted of DUI with a blood alcohol level of .15 or higher to get an ignition interlock on his or her car.
  • School holiday display bill clears SC House panel

    School holiday display bill clears SC House panel

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:02 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:02:25 GMT
    By The Associated Press A bill meant to protect South Carolina's public school districts from lawsuits over winter holiday displays is heading to the House floor. The Education Committee advanced Tuesday
    Under the bill, a religious icon such as a nativity scene must be either paired with a secular symbol or grouped with at least one other religion's symbol.
  • SC Senate passes 'Read to Succeed' bill

    SC Senate passes 'Read to Succeed' bill

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:01:07 GMT
    By The Associated Press The Senate has passed a bill aimed at boosting students' chances of success through an expansion of 4-year-old kindergarten and early intervention in reading. Senators voted 36-6
    Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, students still struggling to read by the end of third grade would be held back for intensive help.
  • SC Democrats will ask voters' opinions on medical marijuana

    SC Democrats will ask voters' opinions on medical marijuana

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-04-10 01:26:19 GMT
    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. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)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. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
    By Robert Kittle 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
    The referendum question will appear on the June Democratic primary ballot.
  • SC parents angry over daughter's 'senseless' death during movie filming

    SC parents angry over daughter's 'senseless' death during movie filming

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-04-09 21:00:30 GMT
    The parents of a Georgia camera assistant killed by a freight train while filming a movie say they're grieving, angry and want someone held accountable for their daughter's death. It's been less than
    The parents of a Georgia camera assistant killed by a freight train while filming a movie say they're grieving, angry and want someone held accountable for their daughter's death. It's been less than
  • SC wife fatally shoots husband while 4 toddlers are in their home, police say

    SC wife fatally shoots husband while 4 toddlers are in their home, police say

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-04-09 20:07:34 GMT
    A North Augusta woman is in jail after a deadly shooting.The shooting happened at the North Augusta Gardens Apartments on West Hugh Street, off Georgia Avenue.Investigators say 20-year-old Terry Cook
    A North Augusta woman is in jail after a deadly shooting.The shooting happened at the North Augusta Gardens Apartments on West Hugh Street, off Georgia Avenue.Investigators say 20-year-old Terry Cook
  • NC deputy's K-9 partner saves his family of 7 from massive fire

    NC deputy's K-9 partner saves his family of 7 from massive fire

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 2:58 PM EDT2014-04-09 18:58:09 GMT
    A Hoke County sheriff's dog barked furiously at a fire Monday night to alert his owner and save the deputy's family. Cash, a K-9 who works with K-9 Officer William Patterson, began barking loudly to
    A Hoke County sheriff's dog barked furiously at a fire Monday night to alert his owner and save the deputy's family. Cash, a K-9 who works with K-9 Officer William Patterson, began barking loudly to
  • SC father wanted for child abuse, police say he threw son and broke his leg

    SC father wanted for child abuse, police say he threw son and broke his leg

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-09 18:54:42 GMT
    Orangeburg County Sheriff's deputies are hoping someone has seen Michael Anthony McClellan, 24, who's wanted for on charges of child abuse. Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said initially deputies
    Orangeburg County Sheriff's deputies are hoping someone has seen Michael Anthony McClellan, 24, who's wanted for on charges of child abuse. Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said initially deputies
  • Vice President Joe Biden will give commencement speech at USC

    Vice President Joe Biden will give commencement speech at USC

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-04-09 18:45:27 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the May commencement speech at the University of South Carolina. University officials confirm the Vice President will also receive an honorary degree of doctor of
    Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the May commencement speech at the University of South Carolina. University officials confirm the Vice President will also receive an honorary degree of doctor of
  • Ex-boyfriend admits to brutal murder of missing NC teen girl, deputies say

    Ex-boyfriend admits to brutal murder of missing NC teen girl, deputies say

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-04-09 18:35:01 GMT
    The former boyfriend of missing Hope Mills teen Danielle Locklear admitted to killing her, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and Hope Mills Police Department announced Tuesday. Sheriff Earl Butler
    The former boyfriend of missing Hope Mills teen Danielle Locklear admitted to killing her, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and Hope Mills Police Department announced Tuesday. Sheriff Earl Butler
  • Reports of 20 students hurt in stabbing at PA high school

    Reports of 20 students hurt in stabbing at PA high school

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:15:48 GMT
    One person was in custody after emergency officials reported five or six people were stabbed at a high school near Pittsburgh. Dan Stevens, the spokesman for Westmoreland County emergency management,
    One person is in custody after a stabbing at a Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh. Dan Stevens, the spokesman for Westmoreland County emergency management, said 20-students have been injured, four seriously. Police have a suspect in custody and he is believed to be a student but no word on a motive.
  • Long-time substitute teacher told to "unfriend" students on Facebook

    Long-time substitute teacher told to "unfriend" students on Facebook

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:13:46 GMT
    Carol Thebarge, a long-time substitute teacher, is out of work after she was told she couldn't be friends with students on Facebook. Affectionately known as Mrs. T, Thebarge is 79 years old. She taught
    Carol Thebarge, a long-time substitute teacher, is out of work after she was told she couldn't be friends with students on Facebook. Affectionately known as Mrs. T, Thebarge is 79 years old. She taught
  • Little girl who befriended Michigan State basketball star dies from cancer

    Little girl who befriended Michigan State basketball star dies from cancer

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:26:41 GMT
    Adreian Payne just wrapped up his senior year playing basketball for Michigan State and probably his biggest fan was none other than 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth. Tuesday night Lacey succumbed to the cancer
    Adreian Payne just wrapped up his senior year playing basketball for Michigan State and probably his biggest fan was none other than 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth. Tuesday night Lacey succumbed to the cancer
  • Timmonsville siblings win $200,000 at Aynor store

    Timmonsville siblings win $200,000 at Aynor store

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-04-09 14:21:12 GMT
    A brother and sister from Timmonsville are splitting a $200,000 prize won on their way home from the beach. "I like to have passed out," said the brother, who scratched the winning Cash Multiplier lottery
    A brother and sister from Timmonsville are splitting a $200,000 prize won on their way home from the beach. "I like to have passed out," said the brother, who scratched the winning Cash Multiplier lottery
  • Charges reduced for SC pregnant mom who drove minivan into ocean

    Charges reduced for SC pregnant mom who drove minivan into ocean

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-04-09 12:52:56 GMT
    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
    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
  • More stay-at-home moms due to lack of good paying jobs, according to research

    More stay-at-home moms due to lack of good paying jobs, according to research

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-09 11:51:32 GMT
    There's more stay-at-home moms once again due to economics. The trend shows many women who want to work, can't find jobs. Then there are those who can find jobs that don't pay enough to cover child care
    There's more stay-at-home moms once again due to economics. The trend shows many women who want to work, can't find jobs. Then there are those who can find jobs that don't pay enough to cover child care
  • Gas prices up 15 cents in North Carolina

    Gas prices up 15 cents in North Carolina

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:49 AM EDT2014-04-09 10:49:52 GMT
    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
    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
  • Toyota recalls more than 6 million cars worldwide

    Toyota recalls more than 6 million cars worldwide

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:35 AM EDT2014-04-09 10:35:03 GMT
    Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places. No injuries or crashes have been reported
    Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places. No injuries or crashes have been reported
  • Bill would prohibit SC colleges from using lottery money on buildings

    Bill would prohibit SC colleges from using lottery money on buildings

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-04-09 03:38:24 GMT
    By Robert Kittle It probably comes as a surprise to most South Carolinians who think state lottery money is for improving K-12 schools and providing college scholarships, but lottery money can be used
    Colleges argue the use of funds is needed after lawmakers cut their budgets over the last few years.
  • Marine guard shot to death by colleague at NC base

    Marine guard shot to death by colleague at NC base

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-04-09 02:23:56 GMT
    By The Associated Press Authorities at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina say a Marine standing guard at the main gate has shot and killed another guard. A statement from the base said the shooting occurred
    The base provost marshal says the shooting isn't considered an act of terrorism and the gunman isn't still active.
  • Caught on video: Topless woman goes on rampage in McDonald's

    Caught on video: Topless woman goes on rampage in McDonald's

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-04-09 02:12:42 GMT
    Employees at a Pinellas Park McDonald's who posted surveillance video of a woman's topless rampage have been fired, according to the store's owner/operator. The woman, Sandra Suarez, 41, was arrested
    Employees at a Pinellas Park McDonald's who posted surveillance video of a woman's topless rampage have been fired, according to the store's owner/operator. The woman, Sandra Suarez, 41, was arrested
  • SC college cuts 'How to become a lesbian in 10 days' after questions from senators

    SC college cuts 'How to become a lesbian in 10 days' after questions from senators

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-04-09 01:13:28 GMT
    South Carolina lawmakers are once again looking critically at University of South Carolina Upstate for gay themed programs on campus.Several SC Senators voted against USC Trustees up for re-election last
    South Carolina lawmakers are once again looking critically at University of South Carolina Upstate for gay themed programs on campus.Several SC Senators voted against USC Trustees up for re-election last
  • 250 SC Air National Guard airmen return home

    250 SC Air National Guard airmen return home

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-04-08 23:31:08 GMT
    More than 200 airmen from the South Carolina Air National Guard have returned home after being deployed for two months in Southwest Asia. Guard spokesman Senior Master Sgt. Ed Snyder says the 250 airmen
    More than 200 airmen from the South Carolina Air National Guard have returned home after being deployed for two months in Southwest Asia. Guard spokesman Senior Master Sgt. Ed Snyder says the 250 airmen
  • Savannah Fire Officials Investigating Massive Downtown Fire

    Savannah Fire Officials Investigating Massive Downtown FIre

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-04-08 20:05:12 GMT
    Savannah Firefighters put out a massive structure fire Tuesday morning at the corner of 38th and Bull Street.
    Savannah Firefighters are working to put out a massive structure fire Tuesday morning at the corner of 38th and Bull Street.
  • NC deputy pulled from fiery I-95 crash grateful to policeman who saved him

    NC deputy pulled from fiery I-95 crash grateful to policeman who saved him

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:44:09 GMT
    A Northampton County deputy nearly killed in a crash while on duty wants to personally thank the off-duty police officer from Virginia who saved his life. Deputy Michael Sledge ran under a tractor-trailer
    A Northampton County deputy nearly killed in a crash while on duty wants to personally thank the off-duty police officer from Virginia who saved his life. Deputy Michael Sledge ran under a tractor-trailer
  • Charlotte, NC, has new mayor after bribery scandal

    Charlotte, NC, has new mayor after bribery scandal

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-04-08 17:38:24 GMT
    Charlotte, N.C.'s council has chosen a state senator to be the city's new mayor to replace Patrick Cannon, who resigned last month in a public corruption scandal. Members on Monday picked Dan Clodfelter
    Charlotte, N.C.'s council has chosen a state senator to be the city's new mayor to replace Patrick Cannon, who resigned last month in a public corruption scandal. Members on Monday picked Dan Clodfelter
  • Tornado cleanup continues in North Carolina; 3 people recovering from injuries

    Tornado cleanup continues in North Carolina; 3 people recovering from injuries

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-04-08 17:31:01 GMT
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    Three people, including a woman who is eight months pregnant, are still in the hospital following the touch down of an apparent tornado in rural Beaufort County. Beaufort County Emergency Management Director
    Three people, including a woman who is eight months pregnant, are still in the hospital following the touch down of an apparent tornado in rural Beaufort County. Beaufort County Emergency Management Director
  • Donations pouring in for homeless mother of 2, accused of leaving kids in hot car

    Donations pouring in for homeless mother of 2, accused of leaving kids in hot car

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 1:18 PM EDT2014-04-08 17:18:07 GMT
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    A homeless mom charged with child abuse for allegedly leaving her two young children in a hot car while she went on a job interview pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday. Shanesha Taylor, 35, has also garnered
    A homeless mom charged with child abuse for allegedly leaving her two young children in a hot car while she went on a job interview pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday. Shanesha Taylor, 35, has also garnered
  • Toddler now charged with attempted murder

    Toddler now charged with attempted murder

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-08 16:50:30 GMT
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    A 9-month-old Pakistani boy has now been charged and booked on attempted murder charges. His family members allegedly threw bricks at police trying to collect an unpaid gas bill in February. Police officials
    A 9-month-old Pakistani boy has now been charged and booked on attempted murder charges. His family members allegedly threw bricks at police trying to collect an unpaid gas bill in February. Police officials
  • Boy who underwent 5 organ transplant now at home recovering

    Boy who underwent 5 organ transplant now at home recovering

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-04-08 16:16:16 GMT
    The family of a 3-year-old who underwent surgery for five new organs says his recovery is going well. In December 2013, Adonis Ortiz underwent surgery to correct a severe birth defect that left intestines
    The family of a 3-year-old who underwent surgery for five new organs says his recovery is going well. In December 2013, Adonis Ortiz underwent surgery to correct a severe birth defect that left intestines
  • S. C. first family to host Easter egg hunt

    S. C. first family to host Easter egg hunt

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-08 15:54:03 GMT
    Governor Nikki Haley and the First Family will host the 2014 Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 9 from 4:30 – 5:30 PM at the Governor's Mansion Complex. The Easter Egg Hunt is co-sponsored by the Palmetto
    Governor Nikki Haley and the First Family will host the 2014 Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 9 from 4:30 – 5:30 PM at the Governor's Mansion Complex. The Easter Egg Hunt is co-sponsored by the Palmetto
  • Louisiana Governor will headline major SC GOP event, could set up path to presidency

    Louisiana Governor will headline major SC GOP event, could set up path to presidency

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:59 AM EDT2014-04-08 13:59:03 GMT
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is scheduled to headline the South Carolina Republican Party's Silver Elephant Dinner, a GOP fundraising event in June. Jindal will address the banquet, during the annual
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is scheduled to headline the South Carolina Republican Party's Silver Elephant Dinner, a GOP fundraising event in June. Jindal will address the banquet, during the annual
  • Cops: NC woman used fake bills for Scout cookies

    Cops: NC woman used fake bills for Scout cookies

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-04-08 13:54:30 GMT
    A North Carolina woman has been charged with trying to use counterfeit $20 bills to buy Girl Scout cookies.
    A North Carolina woman has been charged with trying to use counterfeit $20 bills to buy Girl Scout cookies.
  • Mars, Earth and Sun set to be aligned Tuesday night

    Mars, Earth and Sun set to be aligned Tuesday night

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-04-08 12:28:37 GMT
    Tuesday night something will happen that only takes place every two years. Mars, Earth and the sun will be arranged in a nearly-straight line. Mars reaches a point in its orbit called "opposition," when
    Tuesday night something will happen that only takes place every two years. Mars, Earth and the sun will be arranged in a nearly-straight line. Mars reaches a point in its orbit called "opposition," when
  • Sleepwalking 10-year-old grabs keys and smashes into parked cars, police say

    Sleepwalking 10-year-old grabs keys and smashes into parked cars, police say

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-04-08 12:07:12 GMT
    A sleepwalking child is believed to be the person responsible for several damaged cars. Toledo police say the 10-year-old girl was asleep when she left the house in her parents car. The 10-year-old's
    A sleepwalking child is believed to be the person responsible for several damaged cars. Toledo police say the 10-year-old girl was asleep when she left the house in her parents car. The 10-year-old's
  • Parking at a premium for USC students

    Parking at a premium for USC students

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:57 AM EDT2014-04-08 11:57:37 GMT
    More housing to make way for increased enrollment means less parking for now at the University of South Carolina. A popular 450-car parking lot behind the Carolina Coliseum was closed Monday so a to make
    More housing to make way for increased enrollment means less parking for now at the University of South Carolina. A popular 450-car parking lot behind the Carolina Coliseum was closed Monday so a to make
  • Bill to raise money for SC roads hits calendar, opposition roadblocks

    Bill to raise money for SC roads hits calendar, opposition roadblocks

    Monday, April 7 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-08 03:09:19 GMT
    By Robert Kittle A bill aimed at generating more money for South Carolina's crumbling roads and bridges is running into procedural problems and running out of time at the Statehouse. The SCDOT says
    SCDOT says it needs about $1.5 billion additional dollars a year just to bring state roads and bridges up to a condition considered "good."
  • Dash cam video released of stolen Georgetown patrol car chase

    Dash cam video released of stolen Georgetown patrol car chase

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:59 PM EDT2014-04-08 02:59:06 GMT
    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
    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
  • NC dad and son hurt when truck tossed as tornado hits eastern NC

    NC dad and son hurt when truck tossed as tornado hits eastern NC

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-04-08 00:23:00 GMT
    A tornado prompted numerous warnings Monday afternoon as it tracked across eastern Carolina.Emergency officials and eyewitnesses first told 9 On Your Side a tornado with a debris field was reported on
    A tornado prompted numerous warnings Monday afternoon as it tracked across eastern Carolina.Emergency officials and eyewitnesses first told 9 On Your Side a tornado with a debris field was reported on
  • Sunset Beach teen dies after fall from boat dock

    Sunset Beach teen dies after fall from boat dock

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:03:52 GMT
    On Sunday, April 6 around noon, a call came into the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office 911 Center regarding a possible missing person. Further investigation revealed that the missing male may have fallen
    On Sunday, April 6 around noon, a call came into the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office 911 Center regarding a possible missing person. Further investigation revealed that the missing male may have fallen
  • Girl and boy fatally shot by children in 2 separate incidents near Savannah

    Girl and boy fatally shot by children in 2 separate incidents near Savannah

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:02:03 GMT
    A 10-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy are both dead after apparent shootings involving other children, according to reports.The father of the girl has since been charged and a 12-year-old friend of
    A 10-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy are both dead after apparent shootings involving other children, according to reports.The father of the girl has since been charged and a 12-year-old friend of
  • Several facing felonies after SC drug interdiction efforts

    Several facing felonies after SC drug interdiction efforts

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:25:06 GMT
    Officials in the Upstate made several felony arrests during an interdiction late last week in Oconee County.The operation focused mainly along Interstate 85 and Highway 11 on Thursday.The focus of the
    Officials in the Upstate made several felony arrests during an interdiction late last week in Oconee County.The operation focused mainly along Interstate 85 and Highway 11 on Thursday.The focus of the
  • Teen falls to his death from 15th floor while on vacation

    Teen falls to his death from 15th floor while on vacation

    Monday, April 7 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:14:49 GMT
    A thirteen-year-old boy was pronounced dead Saturday after falling fifteen stories off a balcony at Palazzo Condominiums in Panama City Beach, Florida. Authorities say Zachary Dickman of Plainfield, Indiana
    A thirteen-year-old boy was pronounced dead Saturday after falling fifteen stories off a balcony at Palazzo Condominiums in Panama City Beach, Florida. Authorities say Zachary Dickman of Plainfield, Indiana
  • SC Gov Haley to make fall trade trip to India

    SC Gov Haley to make fall trade trip to India

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:47:22 GMT
    Gov. Nikki Haley is making a trade trip to India in November, returning for the first time since she was a toddler to the country where her parents were born. The South Carolina Department of Commerce
    Gov. Nikki Haley is making a trade trip to India in November, returning for the first time since she was a toddler to the country where her parents were born. The South Carolina Department of Commerce
  • SC teacher finds $11,000, gives it all back

    SC teacher finds $11,000, gives it all back

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:41:22 GMT
    A South Carolina educator provides a lesson in doing the right thing after she finds a large amount of cash money. Sherry Whitesides is a 4th grade teacher at Cotton Belt Elementary School in York. On
    A South Carolina educator provides a lesson in doing the right thing after she finds a large amount of cash money. Sherry Whitesides is a 4th grade teacher at Cotton Belt Elementary School in York. On
  • Charlotte, NC, City Council to select new mayor

    Charlotte, NC, City Council to select new mayor

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:19:54 GMT
    The Charlotte City Council will choose a new mayor to replace Patrick Cannon, who resigned last month in a public corruption scandal. The council will vote Monday evening on a new mayor. They can choose
    The Charlotte City Council will choose a new mayor to replace Patrick Cannon, who resigned last month in a public corruption scandal. The council will vote Monday evening on a new mayor. They can choose
  • Wells Fargo introduces interactive website for college bound students

    Wells Fargo introduces interactive website for college bound students

    Monday, April 7 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-04-07 14:10:31 GMT
    To help parents and students prepare financially for college, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) launched the Get College ReadySM website, a new, interactive online platform that offers a quiz, a calculator,
    To help parents and students prepare financially for college, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) launched the Get College ReadySM website, a new, interactive online platform that offers a quiz, a calculator,
  • Deadly viper could be on the loose in SC city

    Deadly viper could be on the loose in SC city

    Monday, April 7 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-04-07 13:22:19 GMT
    Some folks who live in an apartment complex in one Goose Creek neighborhood are on alert after word of a venomous snake that could be on the loose. The Gaboon Viper is one of the most venomous snakes
    Some folks who live in an apartment complex in one Mt. Pleasant neighborhood are on alert after word of a venomous snake that could be on the loose. The Gaboon Viper is one of the most venomous snakes
  • 9-year-old girl steals the show at Augusta inaugural golf tournament

    9-year-old girl steals the show at Augusta inaugural golf tournament

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-04-07 12:38:12 GMT
    AUGUSTA, Ga.-- As the 78th Masters Tournament kicks off this week, young golfers got a chance to show off their skills in the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. The event held at Augusta National
    AUGUSTA, Ga.-- As the 78th Masters Tournament kicks off this week, young golfers got a chance to show off their skills in the inaugural Drive, Chip and Putt Championship. The event held at Augusta National
  • 4 teens expected to appear in court in SC

    4 Tenn. teens expected to appear in court in SC

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-04-07 11:10:12 GMT
    The four Tennessee teens who led police on a 10-hour chase last week are due in court in South Carolina. Authorities say the teenagers are expected to appear before a judge in juvenile court on Monday
    The four Tennessee teens who led police on a 10-hour chase last week are due in court in South Carolina. Authorities say the teenagers are expected to appear before a judge in juvenile court on Monday
  • Football player dies unexpectedly at NC college

    Football player dies unexpectedly at NC college

    Monday, April 7 2014 6:56 AM EDT2014-04-07 10:56:11 GMT
    A freshman football player for Saint Augustine's University has died. The university said in a statement that 19-year-old Ronald Cunningham of Dinwiddie, Va., got sick on campus around 11 a.m. Sunday. Officials
    A freshman football player for Saint Augustine's University has died. The university said in a statement that 19-year-old Ronald Cunningham of Dinwiddie, Va., got sick on campus around 11 a.m. Sunday. Officials
  • Second hearing slated in Harrell ethics case

    Second hearing slated in Harrell ethics case

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-04-05 02:30:57 GMT
    By The Associated Press Another hearing is planned on a request to remove South Carolina's top prosecutor from the ethics case of House Speaker Bobby Harrell. State Grand Jury Clerk Jim Parks said Friday
    A government watchdog group has accused Harrell of using his office for financial gain.
  • Fact Check: Sheheen ad slams Haley's education record as governor

    Fact Check: Sheheen ad slams Haley's education record as governor

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-04-05 02:27:00 GMT
    By Robert Kittle Democratic candidate for governor Vincent Sheheen is airing a new TV ad that slams Republican Gov. Nikki Haley for her record on education as governor. It says South Carolina students
    An examination of the claims Sheheen makes in the ad, and whether the statements are true.
  • Body in river may be missing NC teen girl, officials say

    Body in river may be missing NC teen girl, officials say

    Friday, April 4 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-04-04 20:01:38 GMT
    The family of missing Hope Mills teen Danielle Locklear has been notified about a body that has been recovered from the South River.Meanwhile, a source close the investigation has told WRAL-TV that they
    The family of missing Hope Mills teen Danielle Locklear has been notified about a body that has been recovered from the South River.Meanwhile, a source close the investigation has told WRAL-TV that they
  • Hotel clerk thinks dead body is mannequin and puts it in a dumpster

    Hotel clerk thinks dead body is mannequin and puts it in a dumpster

    Friday, April 4 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-04-04 17:40:00 GMT
    An overnight hotel desk clerk went outside for a smoke break and made a discovery he believed was an April Fools Day prank. It was a woman's body but he said he thought it was a mannequin so he took it
    An overnight hotel desk clerk went outside for a smoke break and made a discovery he believed was an April Fools Day prank. It was a woman's body but he said he thought it was a mannequin so he took it
  • ATM spits out $37,000 in cash to homeless guy

    ATM spits out $37,000 in cash to homeless guy

    Friday, April 4 2014 1:09 PM EDT2014-04-04 17:09:24 GMT
    A homeless man in Maine strikes it rich, briefly. Early one morning, officers were called to a bank for a transient sleeping inside beside the ATM. Officers moved him along but he returned. A woman waiting
    A homeless man in Maine strikes it rich, briefly. Early one morning, officers were called to a bank for a transient sleeping inside beside the ATM. Officers moved him along but he returned. A woman waiting
  • Officials release cause of fire that killed 2 Boston firefighters

    Officials release cause of fire that killed 2 Boston firefighters

    Friday, April 4 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-04-04 16:38:27 GMT
    Thursday thousands of firefighters gathered from across the country to say goodbye to one of their own. The funeral for Michael Kennedy, 33, was held at a church in the Boston neighborhood where he grew
    Friday, officials said the cause of the fire that killed two Boston firefighters was sparks from a welding operation next to a Boston brownstone.
  • SC woman gets 20 years in breastfeeding overdose

    SC woman gets 20 years in breastfeeding overdose

    Friday, April 4 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-04-04 16:23:04 GMT
    A judge has sentenced a South Carolina woman to 20 years in prison for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk. A Spartanburg
    A judge has sentenced a South Carolina woman to 20 years in prison for killing her 6-week-old daughter with what prosecutors say was an overdose of morphine delivered through her breast milk. A Spartanburg
  • SC principal charged with failing to report child abuse or neglect

    SC principal charged with failing to report child abuse or neglect

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-04-04 14:44:59 GMT
    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. Cobb was arrested by Seneca Police.
    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. Cobb was arrested by Seneca Police.
  • DSS shuts down another illegal SC day care

    DSS shuts down another illegal SC day care

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-04-04 14:33:13 GMT
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    State officials say they have shut down an illegal day care at a home in Taylors. The Department of Social Services said Thursday that Tracey Garrett and was watching 10 children at her home and was not
    State officials say they have shut down an illegal day care at a home in Taylors. The Department of Social Services said Thursday that Tracey Garrett and was watching 10 children at her home and was not
  • NC man picked up for trying to entice girl into vehicle with candy, according to police

    NC man picked up for trying to entice girl into vehicle with candy, according to police

    Friday, April 4 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-04-04 14:14:11 GMT
    Police arrested a Newton man after he reportedly tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl by offering her candy. The girl was walking along S. College Avenue around 6:20 Wednesday night when a man driving a
    Police arrested a Newton man after he reportedly tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl by offering her candy. The girl was walking along S. College Avenue around 6:20 Wednesday night when a man driving a
  • Paula Deen's restaurant closes; announcement made on Facebook

    Paula Deen's restaurant closes; announcement made on Facebook

    Friday, April 4 2014 8:26 AM EDT2014-04-04 12:26:10 GMT
    A wildly popular Georgia restaurant at the center of a lawsuit that left the reputation of famed Southern celebrity cook Paula Deen in shambles has reportedly closed. Uncle Bubba's Seafood & Oyster House
    A wildly popular Georgia restaurant at the center of a lawsuit that left the reputation of famed Southern celebrity cook Paula Deen in shambles has reportedly closed. Uncle Bubba's Seafood & Oyster House
  • SC senators want to change teacher appeals process

    SC senators want to change teacher appeals process

    Thursday, April 3 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-04 02:52:31 GMT
    By The Associated Press Senators say South Carolina's decades-old process for removing an underperforming teacher can drag out at the expense of school districts and children's education. A bill discussed
    The bill would give principals the final say in whether to extend a teacher's contract.
  • Star party includes stargazing around SC

    Star party includes stargazing around SC

    Thursday, April 3 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-04 02:51:37 GMT
    By The Associated Press People across the state will be looking to the skies as the South Carolina State Museum hosts the inaugural Star Party. The party includes stargazing events at various locations
    The party includes stargazing events at various locations across South Carolina on Friday and Saturday.
  • New group forms to keep tabs on activity at SRS

    New group forms to keep tabs on activity at SRS

    Thursday, April 3 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-04-04 02:39:14 GMT
    By The Associated Press A new public interest group has formed to keep tabs on activities at the Savannah River Site. The group called SRS Watch says in a release Thursday it will monitor programs like
    The group says it will monitor programs like the cleanup of high-level nuclear waste at the former nuclear complex near Aiken.
  • CAUGHT: 4 teen murder suspects who were headed for Myrtle Beach

    CAUGHT: 4 teen murder suspects who were headed for Myrtle Beach

    Thursday, April 3 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-04-03 20:52:16 GMT
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    Newberry County Sheriff's deputies are on the hunt for four murder suspects from Tennessee, They are considered armed and dangerous and believed to be in the woods at U-S 176/S-C 34 Keitts Cross Roads. The
    Newberry County Sheriff's deputies are on the hunt for four murder suspects from Tennessee, They are considered armed and dangerous and believed to be in the woods at U-S 176/S-C 34 Keitts Cross Roads. The
  • Street collapses under pressure from water main break

    Street collapses under pressure from water main break

    Thursday, April 3 2014 1:56 PM EDT2014-04-03 17:56:07 GMT
    A gushing water main break led to a partial street collapse in several intersections in downtown Knoxville. Crews were alerted to street flooding from the break at 10:30 Wednesday night and they worked
    A gushing water main break led to a partial street collapse in several intersections in downtown Knoxville. Crews were alerted to street flooding from the break at 10:30 Wednesday night and they worked
  • Police find NC twins left alone, covered in feces

    Police find NC twins left alone, covered in feces

    Thursday, April 3 2014 1:40 PM EDT2014-04-03 17:40:43 GMT
    Police in Winston-Salem have arrested a woman after her 3-year-old twins were found locked in an apartment bedroom and covered in feces and urine. A statement from police said officers responding to
    Police in Winston-Salem have arrested a woman after her 3-year-old twins were found locked in an apartment bedroom and covered in feces and urine. A statement from police said officers responding to
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