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  Overturned gasoline tanker catches fire hours after fatal crash in Lincoln County

A gasoline tanker that overturned in a fatal crash that blocked a portion of Highway 16 and leaked fuel into a creek in Lincoln County caught fire hours later.

Powerful earthquake near Cuba, Jamaica registers in S.C.

Highway Patrol identifies trooper, suspect involved in Robeson County shooting

Deputies searching for missing teen who may be with non-custodial father

  Remains of N.C. soldier arrive in the United States

Chapin Intermediate School student to appear on Food Network baking competition

  ‘It was the most contagious smile’: Community remembers Wilmington soldier Antonio Moore

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Man charged in 2015 choking death of pregnant woman, SLED says

SBI investigates trooper-involved shooting in Robeson County

Man sentenced in social media sextortion case in New Hanover County court

Missing 67-year-old man with dementia located, officials say

  State dept. of revenue, IRS accepting tax returns starting Monday

Lowcountry Gullah folk band wins big at the Grammy Awards

Affidavit: Man charged with criminal solicitation of a minor exchanged explicit messages with undercover detective

The man reportedly sent a series of explicit pictures and messages to the detective believing him to be a 14-year-old girl

  47 cold stunned sea turtles admitted to Topsail rehabilitation facility

Sea turtles admitted to The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center Friday afternoon.

Black Voters Matter Fund on three-day bus tour in SC

We’re now just weeks away from the South Carolina presidential primary election.

Sandhills Middle School student charged for threatening to stab, choke another student

A student at Sandhills Middle School is facing charges in connection with a threat made against another student.

SLED turns Furman sexual assault investigation over to solicitor’s office

  Legislators move forward with bill that would add mental health, wellness instruction to public school curriculum

Voter registration deadline for Democratic presidential primary is Jan. 30

Lawsuit claims thousands of patients’ information compromised in Tidelands Health ransomware attack

SCDPS: 200,000+ defective airbags on S.C. roads, recalled vehicle owners to receive letter in mail

  Panel of S.C. senators take up bill that would create education savings accounts

Chained, malnourished dogs found at Upstate home, deputies say

Officials took 32 dogs from the Laurens County home.

Coroner identifies Uber passenger who police say was killed by driver on Johns Island

The Charleston County coroner has identified the Uber passenger who authorities say was killed by a driver Tuesday night following an altercation on Johns Island.

Former pastor convicted of murder now charged in killing of missing Charlotte woman

A former Concord pastor serving a life sentence has been charged in the killing of a missing Charlotte woman, whose bones were found scattered throughout a wooded in Iredell County last year.

Trident Medical Center holds ‘honor walk’ for 29-year-old father

Early Thursday morning, Trident Medical Center held an honor walk for a 29-year-old father of three children.

Joint investigation underway after N.C. man disappears

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office and Fairmont Police Department are conducting a joint investigation into a missing 51-year-old man.

  McMaster honors fallen Pee Dee deputy, officer during State of the State address

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster laid out his plans for 2020 during his State of the State address Wednesday night, but before he did he honored those who died in the line of duty.

Dog sniffs out dangerous bacteria at N.C. hospital

Detecting dangerous bacteria can be difficult, but an unusual new helper is sniffing around Vidant Medical Center in Greenville to help patients.

McMaster discusses education, goals in State of the State address

Watch it live at 7 p.m. right here on wistv.com.

UofSC student who created racist social media post ‘no longer enrolled,’ dismissed from sorority

This is not the first time the use of a racial slur has rocked the campus community.

Police: 76-year-old found dead in burning Lumberton home; death being investigated as homicide

Lumberton police said they’re investigating a 76-year-old woman’s death as a homicide after she was found inside a burning home.

Charleston woman reported missing found, now safe at home

Police are searching for a woman who suffers from Alzheimer’s Disease and was reported missing by her husband.

SC’s Earned Income Tax Credit to go up in 2020

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Revenue announced Wednesday the state’s Earned Income Tax Credit will increase in 2020.

Vice President Pence to visit S.C. for 9th Annual Patriot Dinner

The vice president will be a special guest speaker and award recipient at the dinner in Charleston.

Son kills mother with bare hands in S.C. neighborhood, deputies say

Deputies are investigating a homicide after a domestic dispute ended in a woman’s death at the hands of her son in an Anderson County neighborhood early Monday night, according to the Anderson County Coroner’s Office.

Man facing 58 charges related to suspected dog fighting after woman attacked in York Co.

A York County man is facing 58 charges connected to a suspected dog fighting ring that was discovered when a woman was attacked by a dog on the property.

Yang campaign now selling tickets for Dave Chappelle comedy shows in S.C.

The legendary comedian is coming to Columbia.

Sheriff’s office: Three people fatally shot found in car in Berkeley County

Authorities say three people who were fatally shot were found in car in a field in the Pineville area Monday afternoon.

  Hundreds rally at the State House for King Day at the Dome

John Washington is no stranger to braving the chilly temperatures on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

  Chilling Ring video shows armed break-in attempt, moments after woman walks in home

A Ring doorbell camera captured the moments when Charlotte police say a woman walked into a home, shut the front door and then a split second later, two men rushed at the door, trying to break in with a gun in hand.

  Man mowing lawns across America teaches S.C. pre-schoolers to ‘give before they receive’

Rodney Smith Jr. has traveled across the country to serve people in all 50 states by mowing their lawns.

10-year-old Charlotte boy saves money to help the homeless in his community

This year, he raised enough money to buy more than 300 gifts.

Investigation underway after stolen emergency vehicles recovered in Chesterfield Co.

Authorities have now begun an investigation after a pair of emergency vehicles from the South Carolina Forestry Commission were recovered after being stolen overnight.

Police: 15-month-old suffers severe injuries to head, face from mother’s boyfriend in S.C.

A 15-month-old child suffered severe injuries to his head, face and throat from his mother’s boyfriend in Anderson County, according to police.

Savannah family asks for help to find missing woman

24-year-old Melanie Steele has been missing since September 13.

Events planned to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday

Celebrations across the Grand Strand and state will join a list of tributes nationwide honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the federal holiday named in his honor.

S.C. officials investigating possible dog-fighting case after elderly woman attacked by pit bull

The incident occurred on the 2200 block of Sawmill Road near Hickory Grove on Saturday.

Man shot woman during argument inside S.C. Applebees, police say

The woman was shot in the upper body, according to police.

Affidavit: N. Charleston man sexually assaulted 8-year-old girl

A man is facing charges after he sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl, according to an affidavit released Saturday.

Oprah offers day of wellness during sold-out show in Charlotte

The tour is presented by Weight Watchers and is all about bringing a message of wellness and inspiration to cities across the country.

Forestry Commission searching for stolen emergency vehicles

The South Carolina Forestry Commission is asking for public assistance to locate two emergency vehicles that have been stolen.

Animals in Carolina puppy mill bust given medical care, new chance at healthy, happy life

Dozens of dogs found at a puppy mill in Ware Shoals are now closer to health and hope.

Deputies: Would-be porch pirate caught in act, held at gunpoint by homeowner

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office arrested a man they say was caught taking a package from a gun-toting homeowner's home.

Animals in S.C. puppy mill bust given medical care, new chance at healthy, happy life

Dozens of dogs found at a puppy mill in Ware Shoals are now closer to health and hope.

Investigation underway into death of 16-year-old Cane Bay High School student

Authorities in Berkeley County are investigating the death of a student after the 16-year-old was found dead in a car outside of Cane Bay High School.

Body of Fort Bragg soldier killed in Afghanistan to return to family Saturday

The body of a Fort Bragg solider who was killed in Afghanistan is being returned to his family Saturday.

  State employees react to potential merit-based raises in 2020

Earlier this week, Governor Henry McMaster shared a plan to raise state employee salaries in 2020.

Georgetown Police searching for 15-year-old girl missing since March

Georgetown Police are continuing the search for a young girl missing for almost a year.

  Sen. Tim Scott encourages young leaders during Palmetto press tour in Grand Strand, Pee Dee

Some of South Carolina’s best young learners and leaders heard from a special guest on Friday in Myrtle Beach.

  Surveillance video captures moment EF-2 tornado rips through S.C. high school

Cameras captured the moment the tornado ripped through North Central High School, causing major damage.

Nursing home serial killer moving to Fort Mill, S.C., after release from prison

A woman who spent 30 years in prison for the deaths of residents at a Michigan nursing home has been released on parole, and she’s allegedly moving to Fort Mill, S.C.

NY murder suspect believed to be in North Carolina, public asked to ‘exercise caution’

A man accused of killing someone in New York in November is believed to be in North Carolina.

  Lowcountry native Darius Rucker among 6 educators, grads being honored

Darius Rucker is one of six people being honored in March for outstanding achievement as an educator or a South Carolina Public School graduate, according to the South Carolina Foundation for Educational Leadership.

Darius Rucker among those to be inducted into South Carolina Hall of Fame

The South Carolina Hall of Fame Board of Trustees announced the 2020 inductees on Thursday.

Bill to keep S.C. on daylight saving time heads to governor’s desk

Even if the governor signs it into law, it will not automatically make the change permanent.

  Study: States with high opioid prescription rates have high rates of grandparents raising grandchildren

The continuing rise in the opioid epidemic is leading to a major concern about where children of parents with a substance abuse disorder live and who they live with.

Ft. Jackson holding a memorial service for 19-year-old soldier who died after training

Fort Jackson will be holding a memorial service to honor Pvt. Connor J. McGurran on Jan. 16.

McMaster joins supporters of bill to ban abortions after fetal heartbeat detected

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster joined hundreds of people at the Statehouse in Columbia to show support for the so-called “heartbeat bill,” which would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

  Puppy in bad health leads S.C. authorities to suspected puppy mill, police say

The discovery that a puppy was in bad health when it was purchased led authorities Wednesday morning to a suspected puppy mill in Laurens County.

UPDATE: U.S. Army identifies soldier killed in Eloy free fall training exercise

Eloy is located about 48 minuets northwest of Tucson.

UofSC WBB Coach Staley reacts to her team’s No. 1 spot in AP poll

Carolina embraces its spot on top.

Report: Former Dorchester County deputy charged after hitting woman with traffic cone

A former Dorchester County deputy was arrested on an assault charge Tuesday, three days after he resigned from the agency.

S.C. sanitation worker hears screams, finds woman in trash compactor

A sanitation worker’s routine trash pickup in South Carolina turned into an investigation when he heard screaming coming from the compactor.

SCDNR: Investigation into injured opossum ‘inconclusive’

SCDNR says a thorough investigation involving an injured opossum was unable to confirm if allegations that the animal was beaten with golf clubs.

2.3 Magnitude earthquake occurs near Kershaw

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 2.3 magnitude earthquake occurring near Kershaw at 4:52 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15.

  Sheriff’s Office comments on K-9 training video circulated on Facebook

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Tuesday night on a video posted on Facebook that appears to show a deputy striking a K-9 officer.

  General Assembly returns to Columbia for start of legislative session

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate who returned to the Statehouse Tuesday said there are various issues they are hoping to tackle in the 2020 legislative session.

Police: Woman reported missing found safe, back at home

Police say a 79-year-old woman who disappeared after leaving a West Ashley restaurant Tuesday has been found safe.

  School camera captures moment roof collapses into gymnasium during storm

A camera inside the gymnasium at Union Intermediate School in Sampson County captured the moment the roof collapsed Monday, forcing students to run to safety.