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Man receives sentence for taping Caitlyn the dog's muzzle closed Video included

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The North Charleston man who pleaded guilty to the abuse of a dog that has since become an ambassador for the humane treatment of animals has received a sentence of five years.

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Charleston Mayor to ask police chief to lead proposed public safety department

Chief Greg Mullen. (Source: Live 5) Chief Greg Mullen. (Source: Live 5)
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Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg will ask the city's police chief to lead a new public safety department he wants to create. 

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Man wanted for attempted murder in West Ashley

Willie Kemmerlin was seen driving a dark blue colored Chevrolet Suburban with the license plate 4309HU. (Source: Charleston Police Department) Willie Kemmerlin was seen driving a dark blue colored Chevrolet Suburban with the license plate 4309HU. (Source: Charleston Police Department)
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Charleston Police are looking for a man wanted for shooting at two people Thursday night in West Ashley.  

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Hundreds of dollars worth of dog food stolen from Berkeley County animal shelter

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The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a local animal shelter was burglarized. On Wednesday night, someone broke into the Doc Williams SPCA in Moncks Corner and stole $100 in adoption money and dog food.  The dog was worth $500. Anonymous tips can be sent to Crimestoppers at (843) 554-1111. Copyright 2017 WCSC. All rights reserved.  More>>

Crews respond to reported structure fire in West Ashley

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Charleston County dispatch confirms that several fire crews responded to a reported structure fire in West Ashley Wednesday night.  

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Police: Murder victim calls 911 before he dies

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Goose Creek Police say a man who was stabbed called 9-1-1 right before he died. 

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Coroner rules Ridgeville shooting was justifiable homicide

Berkeley County sheriff's deputies say a man who shot and killed a man in Ridgeville earlier this week was apparently acting in self-defense.

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The Lowcountry sees quarter-size hail in overnight storm

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Many photos of quarter-size hail were sent to the Live 5 newsroom after a severe thunderstorm watch was announced late Tuesday night. 

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Friend of Dylann Roof sentenced to 27 months for lying to FBI Video included

Joey Meek (Source: WIS) Joey Meek (Source: WIS)

The person to whom Dylann Roof shared his plan to kill parishioners at a historically black church in downtown Charleston will spend 27 months in prison for lying to the FBI.

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Small earthquake recorded in Summerville

The USGS is reporting an earthquake near the Golf Club at Wescott Plantation. (Source: USGS) The USGS is reporting an earthquake near the Golf Club at Wescott Plantation. (Source: USGS)
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The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting a minor earthquake in Summerville.

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Crews respond to reported fire in North Charleston

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Charleston County dispatch says crews are responding to a reported structure fire in North Charleston. 

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Two taken to hospital after house fire in North Charleston

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Firefighters are responding to a reported fire in North Charleston. 

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FREEZE WARNING: Cold weather continues in the Lowcountry

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Most of South Carolina is under a freeze warning Thursday morning.

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Police: Mount Pleasant man charged with wife's murder

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Mount Pleasant Police say they are in the early stages of a death investigation.

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N. Charleston Police release photo from Remount Rd. armed robbery

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North Charleston Police released a still from surveillance video showing the woman they say robbed a Remount Road pharmacy store Tuesday morning.

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'Amnesty week' could get drivers with suspended licenses back on the road Video included

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If you've made mistakes that got your license suspended, this week is your opportunity to clear things up and get back behind the wheel. 

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Northeast blizzard grounds dozens of flights at Charleston's airport Video included

An American Airlines plane at the Baltimore airport. (Source: CNN) An American Airlines plane at the Baltimore airport. (Source: CNN)
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Some Charleston air travelers will face canceled flights as a blizzard blankets the northeast.

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Authorities to meet on possible murder charge in Goose Creek case Video included

Authorities discovered Mullikin's burned body on Feb. 27. (Source: Provided) Authorities discovered Mullikin's burned body on Feb. 27. (Source: Provided)
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Investigators will meet with the Berkeley County Solicitor's Office Tuesday to decide on a possible murder charge in a Goose Creek missing person case. 

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Flights canceled at GSP, Asheville airports due to Northeast snowstorm

Crews de-ice plane before departing for an early flight at Midway International Airport in Chicago (CNN/ March 13, 2017) Crews de-ice plane before departing for an early flight at Midway International Airport in Chicago (CNN/ March 13, 2017)
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Flights into and from the Greenville Spartanburg International Airport and Asheville Regional Airport were canceled Tuesday due to the snowstorm in the Northeast. 

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Driver: 18-wheeler tire 'started coming apart' before vehicle overturned on I-526 Video included

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Dispatchers say an 18-wheeler overturned in West Ashley Monday morning. 

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Red Flag Fire Alert now in effect, discourages outdoor burning Video included

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A statewide Red Flag Fire Alert is now in effect as of Friday morning.

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Attorney general stands by Hawaii's travel ban lawsuit despite critics Video included

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The State of Hawaii on Wednesday evening filed a motion challenging President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, the first state in the nation to take legal action against the White House's since Trump's new order was revealed Monday.

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Slager team wants list of any promises made to man who recorded Walter Scott shooting Video included

Michael Slager (Source: Pool) Michael Slager (Source: Pool)
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The defense team for the former police officer charged in the death of a motorist asked for information about any promises or assurances made to the man who recorded the incident on a cell phone.

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South Carolina observes tornado drill

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Schools, agencies and businesses across the state took part in a statewide tornado drill Wednesday at 9 a.m. 

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Dispatch: Crews contain shed fire on Johns Island

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Crews are responding to a reported structure fire on Johns Island.

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Man dressed in camouflage robs North Charleston restaurant

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Police with the North Charleston Department are responding to a reported armed robbery on University Boulevard.

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Mother, son and daughter die in St. Stephen mobile home fire Video included

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The Berkeley County Coroner says a woman, her children and a family pet are dead after a fire ripped through a St. Stephen mobile home early Thursday morning.

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Police: 4 arrested in Carolina Bay vehicle break-ins

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Four men have been arrested in connection to a series of vehicle break-ins in the Carolina Bay neighborhood. 

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Police: 3 arrested in Missouri in case of burned body found in Goose Creek Video included

Officials with the Berkeley County Coroner's Office say a burned body was found at a home in Goose Creek Monday night.  (Source: Live 5) Officials with the Berkeley County Coroner's Office say a burned body was found at a home in Goose Creek Monday night. (Source: Live 5)
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Missouri authorities arrested three people connected to a vehicle stolen from a Goose Creek home where a badly-burned body was found.

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Deputies searching for missing Charleston man Video included

Adam Cheek (Source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office) Adam Cheek (Source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office)
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Charleston County deputies are searching for a missing man who has not been seen for a month.

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McMaster replaces State Infrastructure Bank Board chairman

Vincent Graham (Source: SC.gov) Vincent Graham (Source: SC.gov)
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South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has appointed an upstate attorney as the new chairman of the State Infrastructure Bank. 

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Dispatchers: Vehicle leads officers in chase through two counties

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A chase ensued in North Charleston early Wednesday morning, ending in Berkeley County. 

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School bus flips on side, pickup catches fire after crash in Moncks Corner

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A school bus driver has been taken to an area hospital after a collision at a Goose Creek intersection. 

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Officers responding to reported shooting at North Charleston apartment complex

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Officers are responding to a reported shooting in North Charleston.

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Police release surveillance image of person of interest in Girl Scouts money theft Video included

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Charleston Police are investigating after they say a man stole money from a local Girl Scouts Troop.

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Police continue search for man after $24K purse stolen Video included

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Officers are searching for a man after a high-end handbag was taken from a downtown Charleston store.

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Second arrest made in fatal Berkeley County shooting

Jefferson. (Source: BCSO) Jefferson. (Source: BCSO)
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A second arrest has been made in the death of a man found shot behind the wheel in Summerville. 

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Crews extinguish small fire in North Charleston building

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Crews extinguished a small electrical fire in a North Charleston building early Monday morning. 

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$100K lottery ticket sold in North Charleston goes unclaimed for months

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Check your tickets! Someone who purchased a lottery ticket in September could be $100,000 richer, but hasn't claimed their prize.

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Four units damaged from Harbor Pointe apartment fire

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Mount Pleasant Fire Department responded to a fire at the Habor Pointe Apartments in Mount Pleasant on Sunday morning. 

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Coroner identifies man killed in shooting at North Charleston hotel Video included

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Authorities have identified the man killed in a shooting at a North Charleston hotel early Friday morning. 

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Two-year investigation leads to multiple arrests in North Charleston Video included

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A two year investigation in North Charleston led to the arrests of multiple people and numerous guns and drugs seized. 

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Street reopens after crews secure downtown gas leak Video included

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A downtown street has reopened after emergency crews responded to the scene of a natural gas leak in downtown Charleston.

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Businessman, Clemson graduate killed in Australian plane crash

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One of four American tourists killed in a plane crash in Australia has ties to South Carolina.

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Family of teen arrested in school bus fight claims he wasn't involved Video included

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North Charleston police arrested a total of six students Thursday afternoon on various charges after a report of a fight on a school bus.

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DETAILS: President Trump's visit to the Lowcountry

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President Donald Trump to is expected to make his first visit to the Palmetto State since his victory in the South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary. 

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Victim identified in fatal Summerville shooting

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Authorities identified the victim who died in an early-morning shooting Wednesday in Summerville.

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Four charged in connection with string of dollar store robberies

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Authorities say they've apparently solved a string of dollar store robberies with the arrests of four people. 

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Workers at Boeing SC vote not to unionize, will remain union free Video included

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Workers at Boeing South Carolina have voted not to unionize under the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. 

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Crews extinguish fire at North Charleston home

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Firefighters have extinguished a fire at a home in North Charleston. 

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Deputies: Missing Adams Run teen found safe

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Charleston County deputies say an 18-year-old Adams Run woman reported missing by her family has been located.

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Fire causes thousands in damage to Folly Beach home

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A Folly Beach home sustained thousands of dollars worth of damage after a fire Wednesday morning. 

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NCPD: Teenage boy playing with gun hits, wounds girl

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A 15-year-old boy has been charged with possession of a firearm while underage after a 17-year-old girl was shot in the leg. 

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Woman charged in crash that killed motorcyclist

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A driver in a crash that killed a motorcyclist over the weekend has been charged with failure to yield right of way, Goose Creek Assistant Chief of Police Maj. John Grainger says. 

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Driver in fatal I-26 crash facing DUI, drug charges Video included

Eric Bishop (Source: Al Cannon Detention Center) Eric Bishop (Source: Al Cannon Detention Center)
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The driver involved in a deadly crash Tuesday on I-26 is facing charges, the South Carolina Highway Patrol has confirmed.

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Attorneys: Slager statements should be inadmissible in federal trial

Michael Slager (Source: Pool) Michael Slager (Source: Pool)
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The defense team of the former North Charleston police officer facing federal charges in the death of a motorist filed a motion to suppress statements the officer made as the shooting was being investigated. 

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Woman accused of kidnapping, raising child as her own pleads not guilty

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The Walterboro woman accused of kidnapping a newborn from a Florida hospital 18 years ago will be arraigned Thursday morning.

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Two local school districts receive buses fueled by propane

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Out with old, in with a new source of fuel for these school buses. 

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Authorities identify victim in fatal I-26 crash near Aviation Avenue Video included

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The Charleston County Coroner's Office identified the Summerville man killed in a Tuesday afternoon crash along I-26 near Aviation Avenue. 

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Former N. Charleston officer arrested after 'excessive force' investigation

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A former North Charleston police officer who was fired in December after being accused of using "unnecessary or excessive force" was arrested Wednesday. 

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Deputies investigating Summerville armed robbery

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Dorchester County deputies are investigating an armed robbery Tuesday afternoon in Summerville.

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Railroad arms, lights repaired on Ashley Phosphate Road Video included

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The arms and lights at a railroad crossing in North Charleston are now working after malfunctioning early Monday morning. 

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Search discontinued for missing Santee Cooper security worker Video included

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Authorities say the search for a missing Santee Cooper security lieutenant has been discontinued after an exhaustive search of the area. 

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Police: E. Bay St. reopen after fire call

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Charleston police are reporting street closures in the area of a reported structure fire downtown.

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Authorities identify missing Santee Cooper security worker Video included

Michael Curry (Source: Berkeley Co. Sheriff's Office) Michael Curry (Source: Berkeley Co. Sheriff's Office)
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Authorities are searching for a missing security worker who failed to check in Wednesday night. 

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Bond denied for suspect shot by Summerville police officers Video included

Taylor Johnson (Source: Summerville Police) Taylor Johnson (Source: Summerville Police)
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Bond was denied Thursday morning for a suspect shot by Summerville police officers after a traffic stop.

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Systems issue at Wando Welch terminal causes backup on I-526

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A South Carolina Ports Authority official says a systems issue at the Wando Welch Terminal was the cause of a backup eastbound on I-526 Thursday morning. 

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Scene cleared on I-526EB after concrete mixer overturns

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Authorities have cleared the scene of an overturned concrete mixer on I-526 that slowed traffic in the West Ashley area Wednesday afternoon.

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Cyclist killed in crash with pickup truck

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The Highway Patrol says a cyclist died when his bike was struck by a pickup truck Tuesday evening in Williamsburg County. 

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Businesses near damaged Huddle House say intersection very dangerous Video included

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People who own businesses near where a truck plowed into the Huddle House say it's a very dangerous intersection. It's where highway 52 meets Highway 17-A in Moncks Corner. It's a three way intersection. Moncks Corner resident Hattie Bennett says she feared a car would eventually plow into the "I have a kind of phobia if I'm sitting in there because I always ha

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Truck driver charged after slamming into Moncks Corner restaurant Video included

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A semi-truck slammed into the side of the Huddle House on Highway 52 in Moncks Corner. 

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Coroner identifies man killed in N. Charleston shooting

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Authorities have identified a man killed in a shooting in North Charleston early Friday morning. 

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Goose Creek PD: One teen arrested, one at large after 2 armed robberies

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One teen remains at-large after a duo committed two armed robberies in Goose Creek overnight. 

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Authorities investigating Tuesday night shooting, victim in serious condition

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Authorities are investigating after a man arrived at a hospital with a gunshot wound to the head Tuesday. 

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Traffic moving on Remount Road after train gets stuck on tracks

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A CSX train stuck on tracks is blocking an intersection in North Charleston.

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Cops: Gunfire between two ends in wreck in West Ashley Video included

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Police are responding to a call that shots were fired in a West Ashley neighborhood.

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Police searching for missing N. Charleston man

Everett Middleton (Source: N. Charleston Police) Everett Middleton (Source: N. Charleston Police)
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North Charleston police are searching for a missing 20-year-old man. Everett Middleton's family is concerned about his safety. 

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Horse dies in Colleton Co. barn fire officials suspect was storm-related

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Crews were called to a large barn fire in Colleton County early Monday morning.

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Thousands unite in downtown Charleston for Women's March Video included

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People around the world are sending a message to the new presidential administration on its first day in office. Women's Marches were held worldwide, not only to push for rights of women but for all people.

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FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Tornado watch, t'storm warning canceled for Lowcountry

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The tornado watch that was issued by the National Weather Service for portions of the Lowcountry, has been canceled.

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Boeing workers could soon vote on whether to unionize

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The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers will make what a spokesperson calls a "major announcement" about Boeing's North Charleston plant Friday at 7 a.m.  

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NCFD issues statement on death of firefighter in late-night crash

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An off-duty North Charleston firefighter was killed in a late-night crash on Palmetto Commerce Parkway, a city spokesman said Friday. Two other firefighters were injured, according to fire officials.

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Police: Lockdowns lifted at 3 Berkeley Co. schools after student reports seeing person with gun

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Police in Goose Creek are trying to figure out who made a mysterious announcement over an elementary school's public address system that resulted in three schools going under lockdown.

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N. Charleston police make arrest in New Year's Day murder Video included

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Police in North Charleston have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with a fatal shooting on New Year's Day. 

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Charleston police searching for missing woman

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Charleston police are searching for a 55-year-old woman who has apparently not been seen for months. 

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Authorities investigating after deceased man found lying in his yard

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Deputies are investigating after a body was discovered by a newspaper delivery person in St. Stephen. 

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Man reported missing found safe

The photo released of Shafeik Margwood is approximately 10 years old, police say. (Source: Charleston Police Dept.) The photo released of Shafeik Margwood is approximately 10 years old, police say. (Source: Charleston Police Dept.)
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Charleston police are asking for help in finding a missing man whose family has not been able to reach him.

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Bond denied for woman accused of kidnapping infant, raising child as her own Video included

Gloria Williams was extradited to Florida Tuesday afternoon. (Source: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office) Gloria Williams was extradited to Florida Tuesday afternoon. (Source: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)
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A woman accused of kidnapping a baby over 18 years ago was denied bond in a Florida court Wednesday morning. 

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Woman accused of kidnapping infant arrives in Florida to face charges Video included

Gloria Williams was extradited to Florida Tuesday afternoon. (Source: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office) Gloria Williams was extradited to Florida Tuesday afternoon. (Source: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)
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A woman accused of kidnapping a baby from a hospital 18 years ago has arrived in Florida to face charges. 

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Wando High teacher, coach charged with DUI

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A Wando High School teacher and coach was booked on charges of DUI and failure to stop for blue lights, officials say. 

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Officers searching for suspect after North Charleston gas station robbery

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Officers are investigating an early-morning robbery in North Charleston, according to dispatchers.

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Crews respond to watercraft reported in distress near Johns Island

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Crews responded to a watercraft reported to be in distress near Johns Island, Charleston County dispatch officials said on Monday. 

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Abducted newborn reunites with parents 18 years later Video included

Craig Aiken speaks after reuniting with his daughter 18 after she was abducted as a newborn. Craig Aiken speaks after reuniting with his daughter 18 after she was abducted as a newborn.
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The newborn baby that was abducted from a Florida hospital and located in Walterboro on Friday has reunited with her biological family. 

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