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City of Charleston providing free sunblock through dispensers found throughout the city

With temps expected to reach triple digits through the weekend and into Memorial Day, you’re best bet to beat this scorcher holiday is with protection.

NCAA denies appeal for Clemson football players who tested positive for banned substance

SC mom charged with homicide by abuse in 2-week-old’s death

New gas tax related projects lead to demand for asphalt workers

Report: SC ranked 6th for most dangerous state for Memorial Day travel

Police looking for runaway Lowcountry teen

Deputies seize guns, heroin, cocaine during investigation

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SC accused child killer: ‘One out of the five of them would have grown up to do something bad. Me killing them prevented that.’

Inmate charged with killing fellow prisoner serving sentence for Myrtle Beach murder

Officials: Missing active-duty Airman found dead in Sumter

SC mom accused of killing baby girl found in diaper box denied bond, will go to trial

Teacher, state workers get raise in $9B budget passed in SC

Guidelines for possible Santee Cooper sale approved

Accused SC child killer Googled himself days after children were killed

The Lexington County father accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in trash bags in Alabama turned to Google for guidance in the days after the alleged crime.

  Hundreds rally to protest abortion restrictions at SC State House

Melissa-Anne Cunningham-Sereque shared her story with a crowd protesting abortion restrictions.

SC correctional officer gets pregnant by inmate, officials say

The South Carolina Department of Corrections Police Services has released arrest warrants Tuesday for a correctional officer who got pregnant by an inmate.

  It’s Your Money: Cost of compensating sexual assault victims

South Carolina spent around $792,000 to reimburses for forensic exam costs associated with sexual assault kits.

  Customers at an SC restaurant may have been exposed to hepatitis A, state health officials say

  SC pro-life and pro-choice groups keeping a close eye on new abortion laws in other states

Sheriff’s office seeks help finding missing 14-year-old NC boy

  Mother of five children allegedly killed by father takes the stand in death penalty trial

  Statesville files lawsuit over massive American flag

Man wanted in shooting turns himself into police

Indictment: Race, color a factor in 13-year-old Hania Aguilar’s kidnapping, death

The kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar was due to her “race, color, religion, nationality, or country of origin.”

SC father faces charges after shooting, killing daughter trying to get into home, deputies say

An Upstate father who allegedly shot and killed his daughter as she tried to get into his home over the weekend now faces charges, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

Ex-Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott arrested on federal charges in Florence County

Deputies in Florence have arrested the former chief of the Columbia Police Department on warrants issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

Man wanted for stealing car from SC parking lot with child inside caught in West Virginia after high-speed chase, police say

Columbia Police need help locating a man who stole a running car from the parking lot of a Five Points restaurant on Saturday morning with a child inside.

Report: Auburn gymnast who injured both legs in viral video will start career at Boeing SC

Auburn gymnast Sam Cerio became an internet sensation back in April, but not in the way anybody wants to see their own name recognized

Report: SC listed among top 10 states for military retirees

South Carolina was ranked among the 10 best states for military retirees, according to a recent study released by WalletHub.

Lowcountry community stands hand in hand against offshore drilling

Local leaders and community members are taking a stand against offshore drilling and seismic gun blasting with action instead of words.

Florence deputies preparing for extradition after stolen car leads to arrests

Florence County deputies say an investigation into a stolen car led to an arrest Saturday. Aimee Cook, of Hiddenite, NC and Randall Scott, of Lugoff, SC have been arrested after deupties say the duo stole a 2019 Dodge Challenger. Officials say they located the vehicle at a motel on Cale Yarborough

WANTED: 21-year-old sought in deadly shooting

Authorities are searching for a 21-year-old who they said shot and killed another man.

Researchers track several great white sharks foraging off the Carolina Coast

Brunswick was first spotted in the Carolinas on April 15, about 25 miles off the coast of Wilmington.

  ‘South Carolina is moving in the right direction,’ but study shows state lacks funding for pre-K

A recent study by the National Institute for Early Education Research shows access to preschool in South Carolina exceeds the national average, but state funding fails to keep pace.

Officer crashes into tree while headed to call, police say

A police officer is recovering after officials said he crashed while responding to a call.

Deputies searching for missing 17-year-old last seen Wednesday night

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing girl whose family is concerned about her safety.

Marine Corps punished SC instructors over hazing claims

The Marine Corps has punished at least eight drill instructors amid allegations of hazing and abuse at a training center in Parris Island, South Carolina.

NC woman gets $1 lottery ticket for Mother’s Day, wins $1.3M

News outlets report Vielka Roman, of Sampson County, won the third-largest jackpot ever in the Carolina Cash 5 game on Sunday.

  ‘It smelled like death,’ witnesses describe interactions with accused child killer

A gas station attendant described a smell so vile she hasn’t forgotten it in almost five years, as she painted a picture to jurors of her interactions with Timothy Jones Jr., the Lexington man accused of killing his five children in 2014.

SC roadways will see a noticeable change in temporary license plates

Beginning May 15, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will be issuing a new type of temporary license plate which ties a newly-purchased vehicle to its owner.

  Mom of SC 8-year-old who died in home invasion says son was ‘the best kid in the world’

His mom Tyler said he was the best kid in the world and that all of this feels like a nightmare.

Dan Bishop wins primary, will represent Republican Party in NC-9 special election

Dan Bishop was declared the winner of the Republican primary Tuesday night and will represent the GOP in the special election for the open house seat in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District in September.

Coroner identifies 8-year-old SC child killed during home invasion

Detectives have no description of the man they’re looking for because witnesses said he was masked while inside the house, according to Koon.

South Carolina’s Maximum Security Prisons on lockdown following inmate assault

All six of South Carolina's Maximum Security Prisons are on lockdown following an inmate on inmate assault at Broad River Correctional earlier today.

Police arrest man connected to alleged arson of homes owned by SC governor

Columbia firefighters are working to put out a structure fire on the 1700 block of Greene Street.

Folly Beach may put restrictions on digging holes in the sand

The City of Folly Beach is considering an ordinance that would place restrictions on the holes people dig on the beach.

  Lumberton first responders receive free home security cameras

Lumberton first responders received free home surveillance systems in appreciation for their efforts during Hurricane Florence.

South Carolina ranked one of the worst states in new report

In the latest Best States report from U.S. News and World Report, South Carolina did not land favorably on the list - again.

  ‘We are as happy as ever for him to be a Niner:’ Victim of UNC Charlotte shooting takes first steps after several days in the hospital

One of the students injured in last month’s shooting at UNC Charlotte took his first steps on Monday following 13 days in the hospital.

Charges pending in deadly Awendaw crash; Coroner identifies 2 victims

The Charleston County Coroners office identified the two McClellanville residents killed Sunday night in a two-vehicle collision in Awendaw.

NC man shares mileage milestone: Honda Accord hits 1 million miles

A vehicle inspector from North Carolina has hit a major mileage milestone - his 2000 Honda Accord just eclipsed 1 million miles.

  SC public health officials warn against ‘significant increase’ of hepatitis A cases

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hepatitis A is “usually transmitted person-to-person through the fecal-oral route or consumption of contaminated food or water.”

WANTED: Police search for shooting suspect released from hospital

Police are urging a shooting suspect to turn himself in after he was released from the hospital.

Missing SC man found dead in Columbus County died from gunshot wound

A missing South Carolina man whose body was found in a wooded area in Columbus County earlier this year died from a gunshot wound to the head and his death has been classified as a homicide, according to an autopsy from the N.C. Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Passenger jumps from stolen car before suspect drives it into river, authorities say

One person was arrested over the weekend in Lumberton after allegedly driving a stolen vehicle into a river and trying to swim away from police.

Argument over money for weed leads to NC shooting that injures one, according to police

Two men arguing over money owed for weed led to a weekend shooting in Lumberton that injured one, according to police.

Jury finds Jerome Jenkins guilty on 3 counts related to 2015 Sunhouse robbery, murder

Both sides rested their case just before noon today for Jerome Jenkins trial. He’s one of the men charged in connection with the 2015 Sunhouse convenience store robberies and murders.

South Carolina joins lawsuit against manufacturers in alleged conspiracy to fix prescription drug prices

Attorney General Alan Wilson joined a 44-state coalition led by Connecticut Attorney General William Tong in announcing a lawsuit against Teva Pharmaceuticals and 19 of the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers alleging a broad conspiracy to artificially inflate and manipulate prices, reduce c

Group hosts ‘queer prom’ for Charleston LGBTQ youth

A group hosted a special prom Saturday night to give youth who feel they don't fit in at traditional school proms their evening to shine.

‘Her spot is there:’ Slain UofSC student Samantha Josephson receives posthumous degree

It’s a tragedy that shook the entire Gamecock community. On Saturday, she was supposed to graduate from college.

  WATCH: Gorillas at this SC zoo show us that they don’t like being caught in the rain either

Zookeeper Brooke Hunsinger posted the video on May 3 of the troop together - including mothers Maci and Kazi with their babies, and the head of their household, Cenzoo, looking for ANY way to get out of the rain.

  Life or death? Accused child killer’s future in the hands of the jury beginning Tuesday

The trial for one of South Carolina’s most grizzly crimes is set to begin Tuesday when the public will learn the likely gruesome details of how prosecutors say a Lexington County father killed his five children.

One person airlifted after car wrecks moped in Horry County

One person is being rushed to the hospital Saturday after a serious car wreck in the Green Sea area of Horry County.

89-year-old woman found safe after being reported missing from Chesterfield County

Officials reported late Saturday morning that they had found an 89-year-old woman who was reported missing on Friday from Chesterfield County and thought to be headed to Florence or Columbia.

Procession for fallen Mooresville officer Jordan Sheldon stretched for 14 miles

A funeral procession for fallen Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Sheldon stretched for at least 14 miles as it made it’s way up Interstate 77 to the Mooresville Police Department Friday.

  Horry County Delegation files bill looking to keep Myrtle Beach from collecting hospitality taxes

The legal battle between the city of Myrtle Beach and Horry County over the hospitality tax has now reached the State House.

Looking towards education reform in 2020

Lawmakers have decided when they hold their special session at the State House in a few weeks, they will not debate or vote on the massive education reform bill.

Mother who reported 7-week-old infant kidnapped now charged with attempted murder

A woman who reported that her infant had been kidnapped from a community in Asheville Thursday evening is facing attempted murder charges.

SC paramedic stopped at store to buy sunglasses before going to emergency call, officials say

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has fined a paramedic who went to buy sunglasses first before going to an emergency call

8 SC counties to observe Confederate Memorial Day

Only eight South Carolina counties observe Confederate Memorial Day,

Father, son will receive degrees during SC State commencement ceremony

This weekend may be Mother’s Day, but for one family, the focus will be on a father and his son.

World’s fifth-oldest tree discovered in Bladen County

Even though the Black River Preserve is less than an hour’s drive from Wilmington, paddling downstream to see 2,000-year-old bald cypress feels like a trip back in time.

SLED: N. Charleston man steals CofC student’s transcripts to get into graduate programs, land Boeing job

Agents have arrested a North Charleston man accused of stealing a College of Charleston student's transcript in order to get into graduate programs and land a job at Boeing.

More audits can help stop ‘crooked sheriffs’, watchdog says

Former Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone was back in a courtroom Wednesday.

Authorities arrest man accused of trying to lure NC girl to Alabama

A man wanted by Scotland County authorities is now behind bars in Alabama.

UPDATE: Leland man diagnosed with schizophrenia found safe in New Hanover County

A man diagnosed with schizophrenia and who was reported missing by the Leland Police Department has been found safe.

Report: ‘Teen Mom 2’ star released by MTV over alleged dog killing

MTV made the decision after her husband, David Eason, reportedly shot and killed their family dog, Nugget, at their home in Riegelwood.

Report: SC is the nation’s 6th worst state for being a police officer

Looking to start a career as a police officer? A new report says South Carolina is one of the worst states to pursue that profession.

Chester County sheriff suspended after being indicted on federal charges

Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood has been suspended and an interim sheriff appointed after Underwood, his chief deputy and a lieutenant were indicted by a federal grant jury.

Police: 1 rushed to hospital, 1 detained during shooting investigation

Lumberton police are investigating what led up to a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.

Man accused of trying to lure 12-year-old North Carolina girl to Alabama

An Alabama man is wanted by Scotland County authorities after a red flag on a middle school computer led to a child exploitation investigation.