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Man who led SC police on chase with child in car has 40 outstanding warrants in GA

  DHEC: S.C. registers 847 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths

Teachers call for law that protects against having to teach virtual and in-person simultaneously

Woman behind viral video of a soldier’s confrontation with a Black man shares what happened

New Jersey father desperately searches for missing daughter in the Midlands

Fort Jackson suspends sergeant accused of assaulting Black man in SC neighborhood

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Protesters quiet outside South Carolina home following neighborhood protest

  Grandfather shoots mask-wearing grandson in home invasion in N.C., officials say

  DHEC: S.C. registers 466 new COVID-19 cases, 15 additional deaths

SC infant boy surrendered to deputies under Daniel’s Law

Man who attempted to murder SC trooper sentenced to federal prison

Police shut down Summit neighborhood, remove Pentland family amidst protests

UofSC Professor: 300 students drugged in past 90 days; lawmaker hopes bill will help

He says the businesses serving underage students cheap drinks are the ones he is trying to target with this bill.

Soldier charged after viral video surfaces of confrontation with Black man outside his SC home

Jonathan Pentland has been arrested and charged with third-degree assault and battery.

Dozens gather to remember James Lewis, victim of Rock Hill mass shooting

James Lewis and his work partner, Robert Shook, were killed in a mass shooting last week.

Gov. McMaster allocates $10.5M in GEER funds for charter schools, workforce development

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced a $10.5 million dollar investment in the state’s public charter schools and workforce development efforts through the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief fund.

  DHEC: S.C. registers 466 new COVID-19 cases, 15 additional deaths

Union Co. charter school coach killed in shootout involving drug cartel in N.C.

  Horry County Schools to receive 25 new buses after Volkswagen settlement

UofSC and MLS announce multi-year partnership

  Midlands couple says they were attacked and robbed after traffic incident

Missing Columbia teen hasn’t been seen in more than a week

  S.C. doctors say Johnson & Johnson pause done out of abundance of caution

Health leaders from across the Grand Strand and Lowcountry gathered virtually to address pressing questions from the public on the concerns surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine.

  DHEC: S.C. registers 447 new COVID-19 cases, 12 additional deaths

The updated figures were released Tuesday afternoon.

Lancaster Co. School district finds THC-infused peanut butter and jelly snack pouches

The district said it is working with its K9 handler to check around the district schools for more THC-infused peanut and jelly snacks.

  S.C. to buy hundreds of new school buses with Volkswagen settlement funds

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced Tuesday the state is purchasing 235 new school buses and three public transit buses.

  DHEC to pause J&J vaccine distribution, releases statement after feds raise alarm over clot concerns

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is responding after the federal government recommended a “pause” in using the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Georgia officials: S.C. truck driver shot dead in road rage

Georgia investigators say they believe a South Carolina truck driver died after being shot in a road rage incident.

One arrested in shooting of security guard during mask dispute at N.C. sports bar

One arrest has been made in the shooting of a security guard during a mask dispute at a Fayetteville sports bar.

Haley says she’ll back Trump, stand down if he runs in 2024

Former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is often mentioned as a possible 2024 GOP presidential contender.

  155 breakthrough COVID-19 cases reported in SC: What are they?

A fraction of one percent of people who are fully immunized after getting COVID-19 vaccine still end up contracting the virus.

Deputies: Man attempts armed robbery with toy gun

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says a man attempted to rob four people with a toy gun on Johns Island.

FAMILY: Baby in car when mom shot & killed in N.C. hotel parking lot

Shannelle Patterson was shot in a car outside the BridgePointe Hotel and Marina in New Bern on Saturday.

  McMaster issues order preventing minors at southern border from being placed in S.C.

McMaster’s order comes after talking with the Department of Social Services on the state child welfare system’s capacity to accommodate an influx of minors.

  DHEC: S.C. registers 453 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths

The updated figures were released Monday afternoon.

Man accidentally shot himself inside Food Lion store

A man accidentally shot himself inside the Food Lion grocery story on Faith Road on Friday night.

‘A shining light’: Community gathers to honor doctor, wife, grandchildren killed in York County shooting

The Rock Hill community is hurting and mourning the unfathomable.

NWS: EF-1 tornado touches down in SC during Saturday evening storms

An additional tornado was also reported in the Upstate, officials said.

DHEC: Nearly 600 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new deaths reported in SC

State health officials released the latest data on the virus Sunday.

McMaster joins groundbreaking ceremony at new tennis stadium

Governor Henry McMaster and others helped breaking ground at the Volvo Car Open’s Golden Shovel event.

‘I’m very concerned’: Advocates react to low vaccination rate of Hispanic and Latino communities in SC

Guimaraes said part of the hesitancy stems from misinformation and misconceptions about the vaccine.

‘I thought we might have a miracle’: Robert Shook, sixth person shot in York County, S.C. mass shooting, dies with family at side

A sixth person injured in a shooting that killed five others in York County Wednesday remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Judge denies bond for woman accused of assaulting infants at Charleston daycare

A judge Saturday morning denied bond for a daycare worker who was arrested on charges relating to the assault of three infants at a West Ashley daycare.

DHEC: Over 600 new COVID-19 cases, 17 additional deaths cases in SC

State health officials released the latest data on the virus Saturday.

Brain of Ex-NFL player accused in SC killings to be examined for damage

The brain of the former NFL player who killed five people in South Carolina before fatally shooting himself will be tested for a degenerative disease that has affected a number of professional athletes.

SC bill would allow nurse graduates to help hospitals before being licensed

Sen. Tom Davis (R- Beaufort) has introduced a bill that is making its way through the state house. It would temporarily allow individuals who have graduated from an accredited nurse school to practice under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse while waiting to take their licensure exam.

McMaster visits SC National Guard troops at the border

The visit comes amid a growing number of people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

Duke requiring new, returning students be vaccinated against COVID-19

Duke University will require all new and returning students to present proof of vaccination against COVID-19 before enrolling in the fall 2021 semester, the university announced Friday.

In year of pandemic, ‘big pool of peer pressure’ means even more struggles for college students

One in five college students has engaged in self-harm, according to a study from the National Institutes of Health before the pandemic began.

‘He was my best friend.’ Father of HVAC technician killed in York Co. shooting says he was a good man

The community is in mourning after the tragic killing of five people in York County. The only survivor is fighting for his life in the hospital.Police say former NFL player Phillip Adams killed Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife Barbara, and their two grandkids, Adah and Noah. Moments before, police say

Search continues for Sumter teen missing since December

Officials say Jackson “Brent” Garcia could be in danger based on the length of time that he has been missing.

  DHEC: S.C. registers 632 new COVID-19 cases, 8 additional deaths

The updated figures were released Friday afternoon.

Quarter-century-old dog tag among items found in 12-foot SC gator’s belly

The owner of a Ravenel butcher and taxidermy shop says his team found five dog tags, a shell casing, turtle shells and even a spark plug inside the stomach of a 12-foot alligator killed by a Lowcountry hunter.

Gamecocks’ Martin receives two-year extension

Martin will receive a two year extension that will take him thru March 31, 2025.

Old Outer Banks bridge to become fishing pier by summer

The spot is where fresh and saltwater species mingle, making it a popular fishing site. The new Basnight Bridge towers above it.

Police: Wrong-way drunken driver struck tanker, caused fuel spill that closed I-526

Charleston Police say a drunk driver traveling the wrong direction on I-526 struck a tanker, leading to a gas leak that closed the interstate for hours.

  Bill lifting some restrictions for S.C. microdistilleries passes state Senate

A bill that would lift some limitations for microdistilleries across South Carolina is one step closer to becoming law.

Congressman Ralph Norman says slain doctor was friend of 40 years, speaks about possible motive for deadly shooting

Congressman Ralph Norman said he was ‘shocked’ to hear that Dr. Robert Lesslie, Lesslie’s wife Barbara, two of their grandchildren, and another man, Robert Lewis of Gaston County, were killed in a shooting Wednesday.

CDC finds no reason for concern with Johnson & Johnson vaccine following limited reactions

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services worked with the CDC and Wake County Public Health Department to investigate the limited number of cases where reactions were reported with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Father of York Co. shooter speaks, says football messed up his son

He said the doctor and his family were good people and he had no idea what could have happened to cause this chain of events.

SC House Democrats file a bill to censure GOP colleague while he doubles down on controversial comments

More than 30 Democratic state lawmakers are sponsoring a bill censuring their Republican colleague Rep. Victor Dabney, R-Kershaw.

Clyburn encourages rural S.C. residents to get COVID-19 vaccine

Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) visited a rural COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Yemassee Thursday, one of eight his office announced last week in an effort to help residents far from cities get the shot.

  DHEC: S.C. registers 495 new COVID-19 cases, 20 additional deaths

The updated figures were released Thursday afternoon.

SC AG Wilson leads 14-state letter opposing union bill

The South Carolina Attorney General is leading a 14-state coalition of attorneys general in sending a letter to U.S. Senate leaders opposing a pro-union bill, according to a release.

Sole survivor in deadly York County shooting called for help after being shot multiple times, family says

A sixth person injured in a shooting that killed five others in York County Wednesday remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Source: NFL pro killed five people, then himself in York County, S.C. shooting

The gunman who killed five people, including a prominent doctor, his wife, their two grandchildren and a worker, was a former NFL pro Phillip Adams, the Associated Press reports. Adams killed himself early Thursday, according to a source who was briefed on the investigation.

AP source: NFL pro Phillip Adams killed five, then himself

A source briefed on a mass killing in South Carolina says the gunman who killed five people including a prominent doctor was former NFL pro Phillip Adams.

SC House passes permitless carrying of guns, hate crime bill before crucial deadline

Thursday’s crossover deadline is a point at which any bill passing the House or Senate must get a two-thirds vote in the other chamber to be considered, a higher bar than is usually needed.

Study: Horry County bridge among most-traveled, ‘structurally deficient’ bridges in SC

The data also found that over 700 bridges in the state are considered to be structurally deficient.

  SHADOW CASH: Investigating loopholes that can keep S.C. election money in the dark

WMBF Investigates found the money raised and spent by those political parties and committees in South Carolina can be kept in the shadows.

SC rep. says he will not ‘bow down to the Left’ on Hate Crime bill

The bill passed the SC House on Wednesday. It now heads to the Senate.

  New S.C. voter ID bill draws praise from Republicans, suppression concerns arise among Democrats

The bill would require a photo ID for people who vote absentee by mail.

SC House OKs bill allowing open gun carry without permit

Lawmakers voted 69-47 in favor of the bill Wednesday.

McMaster names next director for SC Department of Health and Human Services

Gov. Henry McMaster announced that Robert M. Kerr will be nominated to serve as the next director of the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

  DHEC: S.C. registers 324 new COVID-19 cases, 6 additional deaths

The updated figures were released Wednesday afternoon.

  S.C. ‘pulse survey’ results show over 80% of respondents plan to take COVID-19 vaccine

On March 31, S.C. opened up vaccine eligibility to everyone aged 16 and older.

Horry County representative introduces bill requiring photo ID to vote absentee

A new bill was introduced that one Horry County representative says would strengthen the state’s voting laws.

SC Superintendent: Process for transgender athletes ‘works well,’ opposes bill

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman said she opposes a bill that would prevent transgender girls from playing on girls’ sports teams, but she does support a process that transgender athletes must go through if they want to play.

Grandfather gunned down in Columbia home while sleeping, family says

Family gathered at the home from all over after hearing the news.

SC man pleads guilty to sex crimes against child

Police say he admitted to having a specific interest in girls between 10-to-13 years of age.