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McMaster: Execution at 'dead stop' over lack of required drugs Video included

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Gov. Henry McMaster called for the state legislature to enact a shield law so that South Carolina can obtain the necessary drugs to carry out executions, including one currently scheduled on Dec 1.

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Sentencing hearing date set for Michael Slager, former officer who fatally shot motorist

Michael Slager testified in court in his state trial in November. (Source: Pool) Michael Slager testified in court in his state trial in November. (Source: Pool)
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The former North Charleston police officer who pleaded guilty to a federal charge in the shooting death of a motorist in 2015 will be sentenced the week after Thanksgiving.

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SCE&G plans rate cut, gas plant purchase after V.C. Summer backlash Video included

SCE&G President Keller Kissam introduced a proposal to address concerns over the failed V.C. Summer project Thursday in Cayce. (Source: WIS) SCE&G President Keller Kissam introduced a proposal to address concerns over the failed V.C. Summer project Thursday in Cayce. (Source: WIS)
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SCE&G announced $4.8 billion in new benefits to customers, including cutting electric rates by half over the next three years, to address the aftermath of the failed V.C. Summer Nuclear Project.

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Steve Bannon speaks at The Citadel; more than 100 gather outside to protest Video included

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Former presidential advisor and Breitbart Chairman Steve Bannon took center stage at The Citadel Friday night as he gave a keynote speech at the annual Patriot Dinner, put on by The Citadel Republican Society. 

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Victim identified in Walterboro night club shooting

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One person is dead and two other people have been injured after a night club shooting in Walterboro, according to the Colleton County Sheriff's Office. 

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Deputies respond to accident on Johns Island

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Charleston County Sheriff's Deputies have responded to an accident with injuries on Johns Island.?

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Deputies: 2 sheriff's office employees fired, 1 disciplined in workplace harassment investigation Video included

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Two Charleston County Sheriff's Office supervisors were fired and a third was suspended and placed on probation for violations found during a workplace harassment investigation, deputies say.

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DD2: Fort Dorchester High School students return to class after chemical smell prompts evacuation

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A reported smell of gas led to an evacuation at Fort Dorchester High School Thursday morning. 

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Police: Man wanted in Summerville murder captured in Huger Video included

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The man wanted in connection with a murder at a Summerville apartment complex last month has been arrested in Huger, police say.

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Deputies investigating skeletal remains found by children on Johns Island Video included

The remains were found deep in the woods behind a Johns Island home. (Source: Live 5) The remains were found deep in the woods behind a Johns Island home. (Source: Live 5)
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The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is investigating after human remains were found on Johns Island.

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Authorities release detailed sketch of person of interest in sexual assault Video included

Source: College of Charleston Source: College of Charleston
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The College of Charleston, SLED and Crime Stoppers released a detailed sketch of the man they are searching for in connection with a sexual assault in a CofC residence hall.

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Gov. McMaster issues statement on departure of SCANA executives

Construction at the V.C. Summer Nuclear site. (Source: WIS) Construction at the V.C. Summer Nuclear site. (Source: WIS)
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Gov. Henry McMaster released a statement Tuesday in response to two high-level SCANA executives announcing their retirement following the failure of the VC Summer nuclear project. 

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CofC student sexually assaulted at residence hall, Police release description of attacker Video included

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The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division confirmed it is investigating a reported sexual assault at the College of Charleston campus.

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Police: Student charged after pellet gun found at James Island Charter High

A pellet gun was recovered by authorities after a administrators received a tip. (Source: Charleston Police) A pellet gun was recovered by authorities after a administrators received a tip. (Source: Charleston Police)
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An air soft pistol was found at James Island Charter High School Friday morning, authorities say. 

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Charleston Co. detention deputy fired after arrest, charge of sexual misconduct with an inmate Video included

James Wagner (Source: Al Cannon Detention Center) James Wagner (Source: Al Cannon Detention Center)
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A detention deputy with the Charleston County jail has been fired following being charged with sexual misconduct with an inmate.

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Huger man's daughter was second victim in suspected Tampa serial killings Video included

Monica Hoffa, 32, shot and killed in Tampa, Florida Oct. 11. Police believe she was killed at the hands of a serial killer (Source: Facebook) Monica Hoffa, 32, shot and killed in Tampa, Florida Oct. 11. Police believe she was killed at the hands of a serial killer (Source: Facebook)
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Wednesday marks two weeks since a Lowcountry's man’s daughter was shot and killed at the hands of a suspected serial killer in Tampa, Florida. 

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CCSO: Nothing found after shots fired at Frierson Elementary, may have been hunters Video included

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The Charleston County Sheriff's Office has cleared the scene of Frierson Elementary School, where shots were heard in the area.

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Downed trees, power outages reported after Monday night storms Video included

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The National Weather Service is investigating reports of damage in Dorchester and Colleton Counties from Monday night's storms.

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Five more indictments issues in State House investigation

Photo Source: WCSC/WIS Photo Source: WCSC/WIS
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Solicitor David Pascoe has issued more indictments in his investigation into possible corruption at the State House, according to a release from the solicitor's office.

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Gov. McMaster announces effort to ban sanctuary cities in SC

Governor Henry McMaster. (Source: Twitter) Governor Henry McMaster. (Source: Twitter)
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Governor Henry McMaster announced a new law enforcement initiative to ensure South Carolina municipalities become sanctuary cities Monday. 

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Goose Creek police searching for woman missing nearly a month

Teressa Bryant (Source: Goose Creek Police) Teressa Bryant (Source: Goose Creek Police)
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Police are searching for a missing Goose Creek woman who has not been seen since mid-September. 

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Several thousand pills stolen in Summerville armed robbery Video included

Security footage of the suspect (source: Summerville Police Department) Security footage of the suspect (source: Summerville Police Department)
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Several thousand pills were stolen in an armed robbery in a Summerville Walgreen's.

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Authorities investigating Colleton Co. pastor over video taken in church Video included

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A Lowcountry preacher is under investigation after a video surfaced that allegedly shows him touching an underage girl during a church service.

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Police redirect traffic around Krispy Kreme in West Ashley Video included

Source: Live 5 Source: Live 5
Updated: Jul 14, 2017 12:14 PM

The prospect of discounted doughnuts is forcing police to redirect traffic in the northbound lanes of Savannah Highway.

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Berkeley County Rescue officials: Body of missing scuba diver located Video included

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Berkeley County officials say they will hold a press conference about a scuba diver who went missing on Saturday.

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CCSO: Deputy attempting traffic stop collides with pickup truck

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The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says a deputy was injured in an accident after he attempted a traffic stop on a car on Folly Road Wednesday morning. 

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Man found dead inside car in West Ashley

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Charleston City police are responding to a report of shots fired at US 17 and I-526 in West Ashley.  

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Crews clear scene of possible hazmat situation in Knightsville Video included

Source: Live 5 Source: Live 5
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Hazmat crews responded to a home in Knightsville Tuesday morning where a search warrant was being executed.

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Report: Rain the cause of July tarp failure on the Don Holt Bridge

The tarp and steel cables collapsed onto the roadway of the Don Holt Bridge on July 19. (Source: SCDOT) The tarp and steel cables collapsed onto the roadway of the Don Holt Bridge on July 19. (Source: SCDOT)
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An accumulation of rainwater from extreme and unexpected thunderstorms is being blamed for the July tarp failure on the Don Holt Bridge.

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Utility sells settlement for nuclear project

Construction at the V.C. Summer Nuclear site. (Source: WIS) Construction at the V.C. Summer Nuclear site. (Source: WIS)

The Latest on the failure of a nuclear power project in South Carolina (all times local):

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Police: Gun found on student at North Charleston High School Video included

Kenneth McCoy (source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office) Kenneth McCoy (source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office)
Updated: Sep 26, 2017 01:39 PM

A high school student has been arrested after officers found him with a handgun on school grounds.

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Hurricane Maria continuing to move north as Cat. 1; bringing swells to coast Video included

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Hurricane Maria is continuing to move slowly north across the Atlantic Ocean Monday night. 

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Police arrest R.B. High School student accused of posing with gun at campus bathroom Video included

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Bond has been set at $20,000 for possession of a stolen firearm Thursday for the R.B. Stall High School student that was posing for a picture with a handgun in the campus bathroom.

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Police investigating reported shooting in North Charleston

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Charleston County Dispatch confirms that North Charleston Police are responding to a reported shooting on Redwood St.  

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AMBER Alert for missing 3-month-old cancelled; child safely recovered Video included

(source: SLED) (source: SLED)
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An Amber Alert for a 3-month old child has been cancelled.

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School districts begin setting make-up dates after Irma

Source: Raycom Source: Raycom
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Lowcountry school districts are working to decide when students will make up dates missed because of Hurricane Irma.

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Two rescued in early morning house fire in West Ashley Video included

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Firefighters rescued two people from a house fire in West Ashley.

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Deputies: Motorcyclist killed in Folly Road crash

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Charleston County deputies are investigating a multiple-vehicle crash that killed a motorcyclist Thursday night.

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Gov. McMaster: 'Plenty of life at Edisto Beach' after Irma Video included

Gov. McMaster toured Edisto Beach Thursday afternoon. (Source: Live 5) Gov. McMaster toured Edisto Beach Thursday afternoon. (Source: Live 5)
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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Edisto Beach is responding well to recovery efforts after Tropical Storm Irma impacted the community earlier this week.

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Charleston Co. Sheriff's Office investigating midday shooting

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The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting. 

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FIRST ALERT: Irma weakens to Tropical Depression, all Storm Surge and Tropical Storm Warnings discontinued Video included

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A tornado warning has expired for the Tri-County.

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Charleston County holds press conference on Hurricane Irma preparation

"The latest position of Hurricane Irma as of 11 a.m. Sunday. (Source: Live 5)" "The latest position of Hurricane Irma as of 11 a.m. Sunday. (Source: Live 5)"
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Charleston County held a press conference Saturday on Hurricane Irma preparation.

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Multiple Lowcountry agencies move to OPCON 4 ahead of Hurricane Irma

Wednesday morning look at Hurricane Irma (source: Live 5 News) Wednesday morning look at Hurricane Irma (source: Live 5 News)
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As computer models continue to vary on the projected path of Hurricane Irma and its potential impact on the Lowcountry, several area agencies are increasing their emergency operating conditions.

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Troopers: Man arrested in fatal Georgetown hit and run

William Colton Fulton (Source: Georgetown County Detention Center) William Colton Fulton (Source: Georgetown County Detention Center)
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State troopers released information on the vehicle they are searching for in a fatal hit and run in Georgetown County.

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Charleston County Emergency Operations moves to OPCON 4

(source: WCSC) (source: WCSC)
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The Charleston County Emergency Management Department is monitoring the threat of a possible tropical cyclone in Charleston County.

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Highway 41 shut down following fatal accident

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Officials are on the scene of an accident on Highway 41 between a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck. 

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: 14-mile backup reported on I-526WB

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A 14-mile backup has motorists inching along I-526 westbound Friday. 

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Victim, suspect identified in downtown Charleston restaurant shooting Video included

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Authorities have identified the suspected gunman in a fatal Charleston restaurant shooting and his victim.

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The eclipse could create traffic delays

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The Great American Eclipse could cause traffic delays in parts of South Carolina, including the Lowcountry.

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Police investigate early-morning shooting at N. Charleston restaurant

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North Charleston Police are investigating after an early-morning hospital sent one man to the hospital.

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Berkeley Co. deputies respond to shooting in Goose Creek Video included

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Berkeley County deputies are investigating a shooting in Goose Creek.

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Berkeley Co. Coroner identifies man shot dead in Ladson backyard Video included

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The Berkeley County Coroner has identified the man shot dead in a Ladson backyard early Tuesday morning.

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Deputies recovering body found floating in Adams Run pond

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Charleston County deputies are recovering a body Tuesday from a pond in Adams Run.

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Police: Victim killed after attempting to stop thieves from stealing his car Video included

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North Charleston Police say they have taken a 17-year-old and a 20-year-old into custody after an early-morning shooting.

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Police: Teen running from dog accidentally shoots himself in N. Charleston

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Authorities say a teenager who was running from a dog accidentally shot himself in North Charleston Monday night. 

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Fire Chief: Man pulled from water at IOP has died

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A man pulled from the water at the Isle of Palms Friday morning has died, according to the island's fire chief.

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Coroner identifies victim in fatal Moncks Corner motorcycle crash

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A 35-year-old Summerville man died in a motorcycle crash early Wednesday morning in Moncks Corner.

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NEW NUMBERS: NOAA revises 2017 hurricane storm predictions Video included

Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to become a Category 1 hurricane before making its second Mexican landfall. (Source: NOAA) Tropical Storm Franklin is expected to become a Category 1 hurricane before making its second Mexican landfall. (Source: NOAA)
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Active tropics this year makes it more likely 2017's hurricane season will be more active than normal, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said.

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Forecasters watching 2 disturbances in the Atlantic for possible tropical development Video included

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One of two tropical disturbances has a slightly better chance of developing within the next five days, forecasters say. 

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Judge sets bond for Folly Beach armed robbery suspects Video included

(source: WCSC) (source: WCSC)
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A judge set bond Saturday morning for the two men arrested in connection with the armed robbery of a Folly Beach store.

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Tax-free weekend returns to South Carolina

School supplies are tax free this weekend (Source: Live 5) School supplies are tax free this weekend (Source: Live 5)
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South Carolina is offering a sales tax free shopping weekend, dropping the state's six-percent sales tax for back-to-school goods.

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Coroner identifies man found off Remount Rd. in N. Charleston

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The Charleston County Coroner's Office has identified a man whose body was found early Thursday morning in North Charleston. 

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Southbound lanes of the Ravenel Bridge reopen after crash

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The southbound lanes of the Ravenel Bridge heading into downtown Charleston have reopened after a crash.

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Heavy rain closing roads in Lowcountry

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Roads in the Lowcountry are closed due to flooding. 

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Charleston PD: Missing woman has been located

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Charleston police say an endangered woman who went missing on Wednesday has been found. 

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Report: Loose tarp reported days ahead of Don Holt tarp collapse not a factor in incident Video included

The tarp and steel cables collapsed onto the roadway of the Don Holt Bridge on July 19. (Source: SCDOT) The tarp and steel cables collapsed onto the roadway of the Don Holt Bridge on July 19. (Source: SCDOT)
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A preliminary report on the Don Holt Bridge tarp collapse states a flapping tarp reported days before netting and cables fell onto the roadway was not a factor in the incident.

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Charleston County sues state over I-526 project, claims breach of contract Video included

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Charleston County has filed suit against the South Carolina Infrastructure Bank, claiming the bank has broken the contract to complete I-526. 

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Colleton County deputy escapes injury after being shot at multiple times Video included

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A Colleton County deputy escaped injury after multiple shots were fired at her late Wednesday, authorities say.

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DHEC investigating assisted living facility where resident went missing Video included

Haddon had last been seen in the area of Beechwood and Ashley River Roads before a police officer found him early Sunday morning. (Source: Live 5) Haddon had last been seen in the area of Beechwood and Ashley River Roads before a police officer found him early Sunday morning. (Source: Live 5)
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The State Department of Health and Environmental Control is investigating a West Ashley assisted living facility where a resident went missing. 

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CCSD Board members call for ruling on pay raise controversy

Charleston Co. School District Board members Michael Miller and Kevin Hollinshead hold a news conference Wednesday morning. (Source: Live 5) Charleston Co. School District Board members Michael Miller and Kevin Hollinshead hold a news conference Wednesday morning. (Source: Live 5)
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Two members of the Charleston County School District are holding a news conference Wednesday morning.

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Charleston Co. detention deputy arrested on domestic violence charge Video included

Patrick Wiley, Jr. (Source: Al Cannon Detention Center) Patrick Wiley, Jr. (Source: Al Cannon Detention Center)
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A deputy at the Charleston County jail is facing a charge of domestic violence. 

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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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All lanes of Don Holt Bridge reopen after Wednesday night netting collapse Video included

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Eastbound lanes of the Don Holt Bridge have reopened as of approximately 9:47 a.m.

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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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911 callers alerted authorities days before netting collapse on Don Holt Bridge Video included

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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Law enforcement agencies became aware of the possible instability of the tarps on the Don Holt bridge as early as Sunday, according to the contents of a 911 call released Thursday by Charleston County authorities.

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SCDC: 3 arrested in Lieber inmate escape Video included

Jimmy Causey (Source: Williamson County, Texas, Jail) Jimmy Causey (Source: Williamson County, Texas, Jail)
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State prison officials say three people have been arrested in connection with the July 4 escape of an inmate at Lieber Correctional.

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Hundreds without power after powerful storms move through

Source: Live 5 Source: Live 5
Updated: Jul 19, 2017 07:52 PM

Crews are making progress in getting power restored after afternoon thunderstorms knocked thousands of customers offline.

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Crash caused 5-mile backup on I-526WB

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A crash in the westbound lanes of I-526 caused massive delays in the Wednesday afternoon commute.

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Emergency crews respond to 2 different accidents involving ambulances with injuries Video included

Accident on Highway 17 (source: WCSC) Accident on Highway 17 (source: WCSC)
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Lowcountry emergency crews responded to two different accidents on Wednesday all of which involved ambulances and injuries. 

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Street reopens after downtown gas leak Video included

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Crews are responding to a gas leak reported in downtown Charleston. 

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Police: Missing 85-year-old woman found safe

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Police say an 85-year-old woman who disappeared from her Summerville home Sunday has been found safe.

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Deputy fired after Berkeley County suspect escapes from Trident Hospital Video included

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Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said a deputy has been fired after an inmate, who is now in custody, escaped from a hospital.

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Victim in fatal Johns Island crash identified

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Charleston County authorities identified the victim in a fatal accident on Johns Island.

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SCDC investigating fight that led to inmate's death at Lee Correctional Institution

22-year-old Christian Ray was pronounced dead at a hospital in Florence County just after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. (Source: Department of Corrections) 22-year-old Christian Ray was pronounced dead at a hospital in Florence County just after 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. (Source: Department of Corrections)
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An inmate at the Lee Correctional Institution died Saturday night in a fight that is now under investigation, according to the Lee County Coroner. 

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Fire Chief: 3 adults, 1 child hospitalized after IOP lightning strike Video included

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Three adults and one child have been hospitalized after a lightning strike reported on the Isle of Palms, according to Chief Ann Graham with the Isle of Palms Fire Department.

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Deputies: Missing man last seen in Orangeburg Co., found safe in Ohio

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A missing out-of-state man Orangeburg County deputies had said might be armed and dangerous has been found.

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Missing Charleston teen found after more than 3 weeks Video included

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Police say a 16-year-old Charleston reported missing in June was located Thursday night.

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Mount Pleasant Police search for clues in bank robbery Video included

The call about a bank robbery came in at 9:12 a.m. (Source: Live 5) The call about a bank robbery came in at 9:12 a.m. (Source: Live 5)
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Mount Pleasant Police are asking the public for help in a Tuesday morning bank robbery.

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Colleton Co. deputies searching for gunman after man shot in face Video included

Michael Hawkins (Source: Colleton Co. Sheriff's Office) Michael Hawkins (Source: Colleton Co. Sheriff's Office)
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Deputies in Colleton County are searching for a suspect in a shooting that left a man wounded in the face Wednesday night. 

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Crash on EB I-26 at Aviation causes 3-mile backup

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A crash in the eastbound lanes of I-26 caused a three-mile backup Thursday morning.

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