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8 people found dead in truck in 'human trafficking crime' Video included

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Eight people have been found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in Texas in what police are calling a tragic human trafficking case.

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Next Minneapolis police chief has deep community roots Video included

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Minneapolis police chief says she wants to let 'fresh set of leadership eyes' be in charge of department, resigns amid criticism over shooting of Australian woman who had called 911.

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Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world' Video included

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President Donald Trump will help commission the USS Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship.

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Trump's new message man deletes inconvenient tweets Video included

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One of Anthony Scaramucci's first acts after accepting President Donald Trump's offer to be the new White House communications director was to apologize to Trump.

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Police dog bites toddler during search of home Video included

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The toddler had to get six stitches on her back where the dog bit her.

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Police: Parents gave newborn drugs to cover up addiction Video included

Colby Wilde, 29, and Lacey Christenson, 26, face four counts each of child endangerment and felony drug charges. (Source: Utah County Sherriff’s Office/KUTV/CNN) Colby Wilde, 29, and Lacey Christenson, 26, face four counts each of child endangerment and felony drug charges. (Source: Utah County Sherriff’s Office/KUTV/CNN)
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The baby’s mother used heroin and prescription pain medication during her pregnancy, and the baby was born addicted to drugs, police say.

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Lowcountry residents head to Folly Beach to beat the heat

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With a triple digit heat index, the beach is the place to be in Charleston today.

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Charleston PD looking for missing man suffering from Alzheimer's

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City of Charleston Police are looking for a man who is suffering from Alzheimer's.

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Vermont felony escape suspect captured in Berkeley County

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A man who was wanted for felony escape in Vermont was captured by Berkeley County deputies Saturday morning.

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N. Charleston fire responding to house fire

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North Charleston fire crews are responding to a house fire, according to dispatch.

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Liberty Hill churches on a mission to fight crime, gun violence Video included

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Several churches on Liberty Hill, in North Charleston, are on a mission to fight crime and gun violence.

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N. Charleston police investigating suspicious death as a homicide

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North Charleston investigators announced Friday night they are investigating a suspicious death as a homicide. 

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Portions of Don Holt Bridge to close Saturday night to remove tarp

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation will shut down portions of the Don Holt Bridge to take down all of the tarp and netting on Saturday night.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Multi-vehicle collision on Wando Bridge closes two lanes

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A traffic collision on Interstate 526 has forced closed two lanes, police say.

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'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 71

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John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

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Spicer out, Sanders and Scaramucci rise in Trump shake-up Video included

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As Sean Spicer prepares to leave White House, Sarah Huckabee Sanders to take over as press secretary and Anthony Scaramucci as head of the presidential communications team.

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Orangeburg deputies: Warrant scam targeting residents

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Deputies with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office want to warn Orangeburg County residents about a scam using the OCSO's name.

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Inmate found dead at Charleston Co. jail identified

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Charleston county deputies are cooperating with the State Law Enforcement Division after an inmate was found dead. 

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Trump Jr., Manafort may be interviewed privately by senators

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Avoiding subpoenas to testify before Congress, Trump Jr. and Manafort consider undergoing private interviews with Senate investigators.

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SCDOT releases insurance claim information for those affected by Don Holt incident

Crews working to clear the netting from the bridge. (Source: SCDOT) Crews working to clear the netting from the bridge. (Source: SCDOT)
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The South Carolina Department of Transportation has released a statement that contains information for those affected by the Don Holt incident to file an insurance claim.

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Coroner releases names of elderly couple killed in Greenville Co. home

Deputies investigate double deadly shooting on Augusta Rd (FOX Carolina July 21, 2017) Deputies investigate double deadly shooting on Augusta Rd (FOX Carolina July 21, 2017)
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The Greenville County coroner's office has released the names of an elderly couple found dead in their home Friday morning.

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Sen. Tim Scott reintroducing data collection bill named after Walter Scott

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Sen. Tim Scott is reintroducing a bill named after the man shot and killed by a North Charleston police officer back in 2015.

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Prosecutors requesting Michael Slager hearing transcripts be unsealed

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New motions were filed on Friday in the case of Michael Slager the former North Charleston police officer who shot and killed a man during a traffic stop in 2015.

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149 dogs rescued from dog eating festival Video included

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Humane Society International rescued 149 dogs in all from deplorable conditions.

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Trump Jr., Manafort in talks with Senate panel Video included

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President Donald Trump's legal team is evaluating potential conflicts of interest among members of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team. More>>

Man drives 112 mph trying to do a Snapchat Video included

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Police said they pulled Malon Neal over Tuesday night after clocking him going 112 mph in a 65 mph zone.

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Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer Video included

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The Minneapolis police chief says an Australian woman should not have been shot to death by an officer responding to her 911 call and that she doesn't support the officer's actions. More>>

Wildfire leaves "complete devastation" in rural community Video included

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California fire officials say 29 structures have been destroyed by a blaze burning in the rugged mountains outside of Yosemite National Park.

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Images show Charleston underwater within 80 years

Image 1 of Charleston being underwater by 2100 Image 1 of Charleston being underwater by 2100
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Pictures in a Business Insider article making its way across the internet shows the peninsula of Charleston completely under water within the next 80 years. ..

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US bans travel for Americans to NKorea after Warmbier death Video included

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier.

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Deputies: Woman charged in Goose Creek robbery tried to rob Ladson drive thru Video included

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Berkeley County deputies say the woman charged in the armed robbery of a Goose Creek restaurant Wednesday attempted to rob a Ladson restaurant a day later.

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Russian who met Trump Jr. represented intelligence agency Video included

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The Russian lawyer who met Donald Trump Jr. during the 2016 campaign has represented a military unit operated by Russia's intelligence agency.

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New apartment complex headed for Mount Pleasant gets the green light Video included

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A judge gave the stamp of approval on a settlement between the Town of Mount Pleasant and Middle Street Partners. Middle Street is the developer planning to build a new apartment complex on the intercoastal highway.

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Police: No suspects identified after noose found outside councilman's home Video included

Charleston City Councilman Mike Seekings (Source: Live 5) Charleston City Councilman Mike Seekings (Source: Live 5)
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Charleston Police increased their presence in a neighborhood where a noose was found outside a Charleston City Council member's home. 

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SCDOT monitoring Don Holt Bridge after receiving calls about sagging tarp Video included

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SCDOT crews are monitoring the Don Holt Bridge after receiving multiple calls about the tarp on the top of the bridge.

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Claims process in place for drivers with damage from Don Holt tarp

Crews working to clear the netting from the bridge. (Source: SCDOT) Crews working to clear the netting from the bridge. (Source: SCDOT)
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The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has established a claims process for drivers who had damage related to the incident where the tarp fell on the Don Holt Bridge. 

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Sheriff: Driver tossed packages of stolen pills from pharmacy burglary out of window Video included

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A wild chase through several Kershaw County neighborhoods, with the driver apparently throwing packages of narcotics out the car's window, culminated in the arrest of three people, according to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. 

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Half of U.S. jobs could be lost to automation, study says Video included

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Automation and offshoring threaten Americans jobs, and low-skill workers are especially vulnerable.

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Charleston PD searching for suspect in sexual exposure incident at Walmart Video included

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The Charleston Police Department is searching for a suspect in a sexual exposure incident at a Lowcountry Walmart. 

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O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole Video included

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Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months.

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Reports: Charleston, Mt. Pleasant tap water clear of pesticides, herbicides Video included

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Lab tests show there are no pesticides or herbicides in drinking water from Charleston and Mount Pleasant, water utilities announced Friday.

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One charged with felony DUI after passenger in truck bed killed in accident Video included

Bruce Clark (Source: Kershaw County Detention Center) Bruce Clark (Source: Kershaw County Detention Center)
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The scene is all clear Friday morning after a crash involving a tractor trailer and a couple of cars sent a few people to the hospital early this morning.

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Midlands town fighting to have service dog removed from town hall Video included

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A service dog is the center of dispute between the Town Clerk and the Ridgeway town council and Mayor. 

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Federal officials offering reward for info after bald eagle nest destroyed in Goose Creek

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Federal and state officials are looking for information after a bald eagle nest was destroyed in Goose Creek. 

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Mark your calendar: S.C. sales tax holiday weekend Aug. 4-6

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The date has been set for the annual sales tax holiday weekend that saves South Carolina shoppers as they prepare their children for a new school year. 

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Charleston native retires from US Coast Guard, in hangar filled with stories of survival Video included

Lt. Commander Shannon Scaff retires Friday from the USCG (Source: Live 5) Lt. Commander Shannon Scaff retires Friday from the USCG (Source: Live 5)
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Friday a Charleston native retired from the U.S. Coast Guard after more than 20 years of service, some of that time spent in the Holy City. 

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Sean Spicer resigns; White House hires new comms director Video included

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Sean Spicer resigned on Friday. Sarah Huckabee Sanders was promoted to White House press secretary.

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Update your iPhone now or the hackers might get you

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(RNN) - A vulnerability in the previous Apple iOS operating system allows hackers to take advantage of the iPhone Wi-Fi chip, according to BuzzFeed.

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Victim identified in fatal I-26 tractor trailer crash Video included

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The truck driver who died in a Friday morning accident on I-26 has been identified.

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Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon' Video included

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Doctors say Arizona Sen. John McCain has a brain tumor associated with a blood clot that was removed last week.

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College of Charleston hires Chad Holbrook Video included

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Hired after 5 seasons at South Carolina

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N. Charleston Police seize guns, drugs in 2 separate incidents

Multiple guns were seized in an incident on Quest Drive Thursday night. (Source: NCPD) Multiple guns were seized in an incident on Quest Drive Thursday night. (Source: NCPD)
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Police say six people are facing charges after two overnight incidents in which drugs and weapons were recovered. 

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NASA issues warning: You may have a bad pair of eclipse glasses Video included

The path of the total solar eciipse on August 21, 2017 crosses directly over Columbia and the Midlands. (Source: NASA) The path of the total solar eciipse on August 21, 2017 crosses directly over Columbia and the Midlands. (Source: NASA)
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As the world, the United States, and South Carolina prepared for arguably the coolest celestial event in decades, our old friends at NASA want you to know that pairs of unsafe solar eclipse glasses are being distributed. 

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Navy blamed in preliminary USS Fitzgerald inquiry

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According to two defense officials, preliminary findings suggest the crew failed to understand and acknowledge the cargo ship was approaching and failed to take any action necessary to avoid the collision.

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GRAPHIC: Video shows police officer shooting family's dogs Video included

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Homeowner Jennifer LeMay said her security cameras captured what the Minneapolis police officer did to the family pets.

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Ark Encounter co-founder: 'Christians need to take back the rainbow' Video included

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The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, KY, is now swimming in controversy after making the decision to change the night-time lighting on the Ark to rainbow colors.

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Handcuffed man whose girlfriend helped him escape apprehended again Video included

Joshua Allen Irwin was wanted by South Congaree Police after fleeing arrest. (Source: South Congaree Police Department) Joshua Allen Irwin was wanted by South Congaree Police after fleeing arrest. (Source: South Congaree Police Department)
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Police have located a man who fled a traffic stop in South Congaree after a woman inside the car helped him escape.

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Video: Entangled humpback whale cheats death with help Video included

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It was a full team effort that brought together marine animal agencies and the fishing community.

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Man admits he 'flung' infant son, causing his death

Cody Bates (Source: LMDC) Cody Bates (Source: LMDC)
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Police responded to a call of an unresponsive three-month-old child on June 9 in an apartment complex in Fern Creek. Officials interviewed multiple people to find out how exactly Preston Amato died.

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Toddler survives fall from third-story balcony Video included

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The boy landed in the grass, just narrowly missing a spiked fence.

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Hundreds of miles set to be repaved using new gas tax dollars Video included

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation unveils a $26.5 million repaving project, paid for in part by the higher gas tax and road user fees passed into law in Spring. 

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