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Kelly Bryant Named Clemson Starting Quarterback

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Cooper named backup 

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RiverDogs Drop Finale in Extras to Augusta on Eclipse Day Video included

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Charleston falls after watching solar eclipse 

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Traffic back to normal following accident on IOP Connector

Source: SCDOT Source: SCDOT
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Traffic on the Isle of Palms Connector is back to normal following an accident. 

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Georgetown couple weds during total eclipse Video included

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Just before the total solar eclipse, a Georgetown couple tied the knot. 

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College of Charleston students launch weather balloons to livestream eclipse Video included

CofC students launch weather balloons to livestream eclipse. (Source: Live 5 News) CofC students launch weather balloons to livestream eclipse. (Source: Live 5 News)
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It was all hands on deck for students from the College of Charleston on Monday. 

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STEM activities incorporate fun eclipse education for children in N. Charleston Video included

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The Bend was the place to be for children to learn about the Solar Eclipse in a fun way.

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Police arrest two in connection with North Charleston shooting

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North Charleston Police Detectives have arrested two suspects in connection with a Sunday morning homicide.

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Beachgoers see solar eclipse totality on the Isle of Palms Video included

Totality could be seen on the Isle of Palms Monday (Source: Live 5) Totality could be seen on the Isle of Palms Monday (Source: Live 5)
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Despite overcast skies for much of the morning and afternoon, the beach at the Isle of Palms was the place to be in the greater Charleston area to see the totality of the solar eclipse.

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Crowds pack Isle of Palms for total eclipse Video included

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One of the best and clearest views of Monday's total eclipse was on the Isle of Palms where people from all over the country came to the beach for the big event. 

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Folks flock to Joe Riley stadium to watch total eclipse

Near the moment of totality at Joe Riley Stadium. (Source: Live 5) Near the moment of totality at Joe Riley Stadium. (Source: Live 5)
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Folks flocked to Joe Riley Stadium Monday to watch the total eclipse. 

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Charleston Co. to conduct mosquito control operations by air, ground

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Charleston County Mosquito Control will conduct mosquito control operations by air and ground for seven consecutive days beginning on Monday.

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Family welcomes new baby on eclipse day in North Charleston Video included

An eclipse day baby was the perfect opportunity for an eclipse day photo. (Source: Trident Medical Center) An eclipse day baby was the perfect opportunity for an eclipse day photo. (Source: Trident Medical Center)
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For at least one Lowcountry family, something other than the total solar eclipse stole the show Monday morning. 

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Hundreds attend Total Eclipse party at Georgetown County Airport despite cloudy weather Video included

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About 500 people attended a Total Eclipse event at the Georgetown County Airport, including dozens of pilots and their planes. 

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VIDEO & PICS: S.C. Lowcountry experiences rare total eclipse Video included

Totality occurred at approximately 2:47 p.m. (Source: Brynn Hunter) Totality occurred at approximately 2:47 p.m. (Source: Brynn Hunter)
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A partial eclipse became visible at approximately 1:16 p.m. over West Ashley. The sun is forecast to be completely obscured by the moon at 2:47 p.m.

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SCDOT continues to monitor traffic conditions along highways

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The South Carolina Department of Transportation will continue to provide updates regarding traffic conditions along South Carolina highways.

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Eclipse babies make debut at various Lowcountry hospitals

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Residents in the Lowcountry have already gotten to experience the total Solar Eclipse in different areas. The eclipse may have halted many things around town, but there is one thing it did not stop... babies being born!

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Viewing parties, events happening across the Lowcountry for total eclipse Video included

People trying to stay cool at the Georgetown airport. (Source: Live 5) People trying to stay cool at the Georgetown airport. (Source: Live 5)
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Hundreds of thousands of people, both residents and visitors, are expected to be in the Lowcountry to watch the total solar eclipse.

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Charleston police investigating overnight homicide

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Charleston Police are investigating an overnight murder, according to City of Charleston Police spokesperson Charles Francis.

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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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Charleston camp sites bring in huge crowds ahead of eclipse Video included

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Pat Leach with Mount Pleasant KOA Camp Grounds has been preparing for this weekend for months.

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Baby named 'Eclipse' born at Greenville Memorial; more solar newborns welcomed Video included

Baby Eclipse born at Greenville Memorial (Photo provided) Baby Eclipse born at Greenville Memorial (Photo provided)
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The Greenville Health System is welcoming babies into the world on a particularly special day.

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Ten sailors missing, five injured after USS John S. McCain collides with merchant ship near Strait of Malacca

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The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain was involved in a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of Singapore and the Strait of Malacca, according to officials with U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs.

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Where to find Solar Eclipse glasses in the Lowcountry

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If you haven't already realized, many businesses who had a surplus stock of Solar Eclipse glasses are already sold out. That may be bad news to those who have yet to secure a pair. There are still a handful of businesses who have them currently, or who plan to have them in stock before Monday's Solar Eclipse.

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City of Georgetown recommends eclipse viewers do not use their glasses

If you have the glasses pictured here, the City of Georgetown recommends that you do not use them. (Source: City of Georegown Facebook page) If you have the glasses pictured here, the City of Georgetown recommends that you do not use them. (Source: City of Georegown Facebook page)
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The City of Georgetown is recommending eclipse viewers do not use eclipse glasses distributed by them, as their vendor for the glasses has not tested them and cannot confirm that they are safe to use.

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Lanes reopened after single-vehicle collision with injuries

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A collision with reported injuries has closed two westbound lanes of I-26, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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Ashley River bridge reopened to traffic after being stuck in open position Video included

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The Ashley River bridge became stuck in the open position Sunday afternoon, according to police.

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Do I need a special eclipse filter for my iPhone? We asked Apple. Video included

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Did you know your camera may need its own pair of glasses if you plan to point it at the sun during the historic solar eclipse?

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Deceased Al Cannon Detention Center inmate identified, SLED investigating

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The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the death of a female inmate at the Al Cannon Detention Center Friday night, according to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office. 

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'If I were KKK would I hold you like this?', widespread picture shows peace in Virginia

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With tensions being high throughout America right now after a rally turned deadly in Charlottesville, one photo posted to Facebook is spreading peace.

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North Charleston Police investigating deadly overnight shooting

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North Charleston Police are investigating an early-morning shooting Sunday that killed one man.

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Solar eclipse forecast: Will we see the eclipse if it rains? Video included

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With the eclipse coming during the tropical season, we can expect clouds to be an issue for eclipse viewing in some spots.

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Making sure your glasses are safe for the eclipse Video included

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In the final days leading up to the total solar eclipse on Monday, it turns out finding NASA-approved glasses is harder than expected.

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SCDOT announces plan for eclipse on roadways, warnings for drivers Video included

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Ahead of Monday's eclipse, the South Carolina Department of Transportation has announced plans to help ease the high volume of traffic expected in the area.

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Potentially-counterfeit eclipse glasses being sold with CBS logo Video included

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Live 5 News has learned someone in North Carolina is apparently using our name to sell eclipse glasses that may not be safe. 

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Charleston Police investigating armed robbery in Avondale area

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Charleston Police are responding to the Avondale area for a reported robbery, according to dispatchers.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Two lanes closed after wreck on I-526 westbound

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Two lanes were forced closed on Interstate 526 due to a wreck on Saturday evening.

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Child shot in arm after unknown male forces way into Hilton Head apartment, fires multiple shots

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The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident that occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday inside of an apartment at the Hilton Head Gardens.

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Berkeley Co. deputies looking for pair seen on video in connection with shooting

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Deputies with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office say they are looking for two men, seen on video, in connection with a shooting.

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Suspect sought after Berkeley County armed robbery

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A man is being sought by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office after an armed robbery on Friday.

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FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Traffic cleared after IOP Connector collision

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A collision on the Isle of Palms Connector slowed traffic Saturday afternoon, officials say.

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NCPD responds to reported burglary in Pepperhill neighborhood

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North Charleston Police are responding to a reported burglary in the Pepperhill neighborhood of North Charleston.

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Old Highway 41 bridge to be repurposed for South Carolina Memorial Reef

The bridge section is lowered onto a waiting barge. (Source: Marcus Cone) The bridge section is lowered onto a waiting barge. (Source: Marcus Cone)
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A new deep-water reef is in the works after the old Highway 41 bridge was taken apart Friday afternoon, said officials with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. 

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Family of hit and run victim seeks help from community Video included

Flyer Wilcox's family plans to hand out to downtown businesses (Source: Provided) Flyer Wilcox's family plans to hand out to downtown businesses (Source: Provided)
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The family of a woman hospitalized after she was struck by a car while walking in downtown Charleston Sunday morning, is asking area businesses for help. 

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Bachelor party rescued from sandbar in Capers Inlet

Eight men rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after boat ran aground. Stranded on sandbar. (Source: USCG) Eight men rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after boat ran aground. Stranded on sandbar. (Source: USCG)
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Eight men on a boat for a bachelor party are now safe after being stranded on a sandbar near the Isle of Palms Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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Coast Guard prepares for large crowds on Charleston waterways Video included

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The U.S. Coast Guard is finalizing preparations for Monday’s eclipse as they prepare for more crowded waters than normal.

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Week 0 High School Football scores Video included

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Pinewood Prep at Oceanside is the Live 5 Game of the Week

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Record breaking crowds expected on Isle of Palms for eclipse

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Final preparations are underway as Monday’s eclipse gets closer and people start coming into town for the natural event. 

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College of Charleston prepares with NASA for total solar eclipse Video included

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NASA will be broadcasting nationwide coverage of the total solar eclipse from the College of Charleston on Monday.

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Crews extinguish boat fire at Folly Beach marina Video included

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Crews responded to a boat fire reported at the Sunset Cay Marina Dock.

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CofC releases move-in day schedule Video included

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College of Charleston students will start moving into on-campus housing Friday, Aug. 18.

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Deputies: 2 arrested on charges of homicide by child abuse

Deputies say they believe the crime happened at the couple's home on Novits Cook Court. (Source: Live 5) Deputies say they believe the crime happened at the couple's home on Novits Cook Court. (Source: Live 5)
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Deputies a mother and her boyfriend Thursday night in the death of the woman's 4-year-old child.

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Boil water advisory lifted for Mount Pleasant neighborhood

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Dunes West residents who were affected by a water outage this morning should boil water for drinking purposes for 24 hours, Mount Pleasant Waterworks officials say. 

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CofC holds news conference on eclipse day plans Video included

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The College of Charleston held a news conference Friday on its plans for Monday's total solar eclipse.

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Charleston horse carriage tours allowed to resume after brief heat-related suspension

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Charleston carriage horses were allowed to continue Friday afternoon, approximately an hour after horses were ordered to their stables.

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Report of shots fired put Mt. Pleasant school on temporary lockdown Video included

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Mount Pleasant Police say they are investigating a report of shots fired.

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Police: 2 arrested on gun charges in separate incidents

Police recovered a loaded .357 revolver Wednesday. (Source: North Charleston Police Dept.) Police recovered a loaded .357 revolver Wednesday. (Source: North Charleston Police Dept.)
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North Charleston Police arrested two men on gun charges this week.

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Groups show unity despite differences on issues: 'Far more in common than not' Video included

James Bessenger of the S.C. Secessionist Party and Shakem Amen Akhet, of the Charleston Black Nationalist Movement. (Source: Live 5) James Bessenger of the S.C. Secessionist Party and Shakem Amen Akhet, of the Charleston Black Nationalist Movement. (Source: Live 5)
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Two divergent groups came together for the second time this week to urge for peace in discussion and demonstration about controversial topics of race.

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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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One killed in Lancaster motorcycle crash

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Lancaster County deputies say the two-motorcycle crash happened around 7:18 p.m. on Knotty Pine Drive at Providence Road. 

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Scott holds news conference on meeting with Attorney General Sessions

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Sen. Tim Scott spoke to reporters Thursday evening on his meeting earlier in the day with the U.S. Attorney General and recent remarks from the president on hate.

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Dixon announces run for N. Charleston mayor

Pastor Thomas Dixon announced his run for mayor of North Charleston Thursday. (Source: Live 5) Pastor Thomas Dixon announced his run for mayor of North Charleston Thursday. (Source: Live 5)
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A community activist said he will run for North Charleston mayor in 2019. 

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More than a coach: Former USC running back Lattimore embraces challenge of leading Heathwood Hall Video included

Former USC running back and Heathwood Hall head football coach Marcus Lattimore shows a play to one of his players duriing practice. (Source: WIS) Former USC running back and Heathwood Hall head football coach Marcus Lattimore shows a play to one of his players duriing practice. (Source: WIS)
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As many of the Heathwood Hall players left the field, Marcus Lattimore kept a few of his running backs and his quarterback to iron out a few wrinkles heading into Thursday’s season opener against Oakbrook Prep.

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BCSD parent says bus mishap took child hours to get home, unsure of where he was Video included

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The first day of school for one Berkeley County School District mom turned out to be more stressful than she expected.

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N. Charleston police searching for suspect who stole car at VFW post Video included

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North Charleston Police are looking for the person who stole a truck parked outside the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Lounge late Monday night.

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FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Tropical Storm Harvey forms in Atlantic

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The eighth named storm of the 2017 Hurricane Season formed in the Atlantic Thursday afternoon. 

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Charleston County Council discusses Ashley River Bike Lane project

One lane of the northbound Ashley River Bridge was closed during the test phase. (Source: Live 5) One lane of the northbound Ashley River Bridge was closed during the test phase. (Source: Live 5)
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Charleston County Council members are still undecided whether they will fund the Ashley River bike lane project.

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Deputies: Child's death considered 'suspicious'

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Deputies say the death of a child rushed to the Colleton County Medical Center Thursday is being investigated as suspicious. 

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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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Fallen K-9 deputy honored by sheriff and the community Video included

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Richland County Sheriff's deputies will say goodbye to a fallen K-9 officer Thursday. 

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Firefighters respond to mobile home fire in N. Charleston Video included

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North Charleston firefighters say a mobile home fire is out. 

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Report: Wrestling legend Ric Flair in critical condition with 'multiple organ problems' Video included

Ric Flair, pictured here at a WrestleMania 30 press conference, is in critical condition. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Ric Flair, pictured here at a WrestleMania 30 press conference, is in critical condition. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)
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Professional wrestling icon Ric Flair is in critical condition following a surgery on Monday afternoon where he was placed in a medically induced coma. 

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Charleston County students start the 2017-2018 year Video included

North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary on the first day of school (Source: Live 5) North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary on the first day of school (Source: Live 5)
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More than 50,000 Charleston County students headed back to the classroom Thursday morning. 

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Charleston Co. suing telecommunications companies to recover 911 center funds

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A Mount Pleasant law firm filed the first South Carolina lawsuit to recover 911 center funds for Charleston County.

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Charleston carriage horses taken off streets after consecutive high-temperature readings Video included

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Charleston carriage horses have been ordered off the city streets because of heat concerns. 

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Westview Elementary welcomes new class of students

Classroom doors decorated at Westview Elementary School in Goose Creek. (Source: Live 5) Classroom doors decorated at Westview Elementary School in Goose Creek. (Source: Live 5)
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The Berkeley County School District welcomed nearly 35,000 students into dozens of schools Thursday.

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Charleston mayor proposes compromise in Calhoun statue battle Video included

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A possible compromise in the works in the controversy over the John C. Calhoun statue in Marion Square.

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Clemson basketball team confirmed safe after deadly Barcelona attack Video included

The crash scene in Barcelona is shown with police cars. (Source: @Vil_Music/CNN) The crash scene in Barcelona is shown with police cars. (Source: @Vil_Music/CNN)
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A Clemson University spokesman says its men's basketball team is safe and secure in Barcelona, Spain, where a terror attack was reported.

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FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Heat advisory in effect until 7 p.m.

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The National Weather Service issued its second heat advisory for the Lowcountry in as many days.

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City researching who owns John C. Calhoun statue, land

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A spokesman for the City of Charleston says research is underway to determine who owns a statue of John C. Calhoun and the land on which it stands.

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Deputies: Man wanted for sexual abuse of child arrested after 3-hour standoff

Jimmy Barry Christopher II (Source: Berkeley County Sheriff's Office) Jimmy Barry Christopher II (Source: Berkeley County Sheriff's Office)
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Deputies and U.S. Marshals arrested a man Wednesday wanted in connection with the sexual abuse of a child after he barricaded himself in a Summerville home.

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Classes begin for students in Charleston, Berkeley Counties Video included

Students and parents line up Thursday morning outside North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary School. (Source: Live 5) Students and parents line up Thursday morning outside North Charleston Creative Arts Elementary School. (Source: Live 5)
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The school year began Thursday for thousands of students in Charleston and Berkeley Counties.

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Police: N. Charleston woman reported missing found, receiving treatment

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Authorities say an 86-year-old North Charleston woman reported missing Tuesday has been found. 

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Do you know when to stop for a school bus? Video included

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Illegally passing a school bus in South Carolina not only puts children's lives at risk but can also cost drivers huge fines. 

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Carolina Park Elementary School ready for new school year Video included

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The brand new Carolina Park Elementary School in Mount Pleasant will welcome students Thursday.

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First Day Fest attendees face heavy traffic

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The City of Charleston held its annual “First Day Festival” in Liberty Square on Sunday, which offered free school supplies, food, and other activities to thousands of students and parents.

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Live 5 News anchors, reporters share school photos

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As the Lowcountry prepares for the start of a new school year, some Live 5 News anchors and reporters are sharing their school photos.

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'The blueprint's been laid out,' for justice in other officer-involved shootings, man shot by trooper says Video included

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Levar Jones sat down with WIS on Wednesday and gave his thoughts on the time Groubert will serve. 

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Two injured, one arrested in North Charleston shooting

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North Charleston Police have arrested a man in connection with a Wednesday night shooting.

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Parents can sign up for bus delay notification

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In preparation for the upcoming school year, school districts across the Lowcountry are providing parents with a way to know if buses are going to be delayed.

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Rally held in downtown Charleston to remove John C. Calhoun statue Video included

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A rally was held in downtown Charleston Wednesday afternoon to remove the John C. Calhoun statue. 

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Cell phone service providers prepare for solar eclipse Video included

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Wireless cell phone providers are busy preparing for Monday’s solar eclipse, some making network upgrades in South Carolina. 

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12 Riverbanks animals will be part of an amazing study during the solar eclipse Video included

Riverbanks' Siamang apes will be studied closely alongside 11 other species during the total solar eclipse. (Source: WIS) Riverbanks' Siamang apes will be studied closely alongside 11 other species during the total solar eclipse. (Source: WIS)
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Scientists at Riverbanks Zoo say there is currently very little research on how animals respond during a total solar eclipse. However, that may start to change a week from today.

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Daycare abuse investigation launched after video surfaces on Facebook Video included

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North Charleston Police are investigating a possible case of child abuse at a church daycare after a video surfaced on Facebook.

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City of Charleston will spend $41K for emergency repairs to Read Brothers building

Portions of the buildings pose a "significant threat to life safety," a report states. (Source: Bennett Preservation Engineering) Portions of the buildings pose a "significant threat to life safety," a report states. (Source: Bennett Preservation Engineering)
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The City of Charleston has hired a construction company to being work to stabilize the Read Brothers buildings on King Street. 

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Police seeking to identify woman in connection to car break-in at tennis center

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Investigators with the Charleston Police Department are seeking to identify a woman they say may have information regarding a car break-in at a tennis center on James Island. 

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Children transported to hospital after chemical release at Summerville pool Video included

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Emergency officials say five children were transported to the hospital and are in good condition following a chemical release at a Summerville pool Wednesday afternoon. 

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Videos: Truck crashes into Goose Creek PD car; driver threatens to shoot officer Video included

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Authorities have released dash camera videos which police say show a truck intentionally crashing into a Goose Creek police car. 

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Summerville officers searching for man accused of following, assaulting juvenile in restroom Video included

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Investigators are looking for a man who peeped into a women's restroom stall and assaulted a juvenile at a Summerville restaurant. 

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Gamecocks suspend Rakym Felder indefinitely

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South Carolina sophomore guard Rakym Felder has been suspended indefinitely by the team, the school announced on Wednesday afternoon. 

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Third suspect arrested in deadly N. Charleston shooting Video included

Leon Ginuwine Holmes (Source: Live 5) Leon Ginuwine Holmes (Source: Live 5)
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The third suspect in a fatal early-morning shooting in North Charleston is now in custody, police say.

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Charleston city leaders reveal eclipse plans Video included

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City of Charleston officials are updating their plans to prepare for Monday's total eclipse.

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Charleston Police investigating hit and run that injured pedestrian

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Charleston Police released surveillance images of a Sunday evening hit and run that hospitalized a pedestrian.

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SLED: Upstate trio arrested after harboring escaped convict more than a decade

Thomas Ferguson (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office) Thomas Ferguson (Source: Anderson Co. Sheriff's Office)
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The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said three people are facing charges after harboring an escaped convict.

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Teen last spotted two weeks ago at bowling alley located safely

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An 18-year-old who went missing over two weeks ago has been found safely.

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Mayor Steve Benjamin criticizes President Donald Trump as he discusses the state's Confederate memorials

Mayor Steve Benjamin appeared on MSNBC's Hardball to discuss President Donald Trump's response to Charlottesville. (Source: WIS) Mayor Steve Benjamin appeared on MSNBC's Hardball to discuss President Donald Trump's response to Charlottesville. (Source: WIS)
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Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin came down hard on President Donald Trump on Tuesday night following the president's press conference which blamed "both sides" for the violence that ended with the death of one woman and 19 others injured at a white supremacist rally in Virginia.

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SCE&G to withdraw initial V.C. Summer abandonment petition, wants 'governmental officials' to review Video included

Construction site at V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station (Source: WIS) Construction site at V.C. Summer Nuclear Generating Station (Source: WIS)
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SCANA announced Tuesday that they will withdraw their initial abandonment petition that, in part, caused the shut down of the V.C. Summer nuclear project in Fairfield County. 

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City Council votes unanimously to continue James Island moratorium Video included

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Charleston City Council voted unanimously in favor for an amended moratorium on James Island.

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Greenville Co. sheriff's deputy wins big at 2017 World Police and Fire Games

Deputy Carl Mathias. (Source: Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office) Deputy Carl Mathias. (Source: Greenville Co. Sheriff's Office)
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Congratulations are in order for members of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office after one of their own took home a big win in the World Police and Fire Games.

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Live 5 Investigates: Parents worried about school bus route limits Video included

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Some Goose Creek parents were worried about how they’d get their elementary-aged children to school this year after realizing school bus service to their neighborhood was initially canceled.

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College of Charleston takes new approach to sexual misconduct education Video included

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College of Charleston is starting the school year with a new way to combat sexual misconduct on campus.

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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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City Council unanimously passes resolution in wake of Charlottesville protests

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Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg proposed a resolution in the wake of the events in Charlottesville.  The resolution was passed unanimously by City Council with a standing ovation on Tuesday afternoon.  The resolution is as follows:  Copyright 2017 WCSC. All rights reserved. 

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S.C. Secessionist Party, Black Nationalist Movement call for peace, civil discourse Video included

Members of the S.C. Secessionist Party and the Black Nationalist Movement stood side by side Tuesday. (Source: Live 5) Members of the S.C. Secessionist Party and the Black Nationalist Movement stood side by side Tuesday. (Source: Live 5)
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Two very different groups joined forces outside Charleston City Hall Tuesday to send a unified call for peace and civil conversations amid racial tensions.

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Trident United Way, school districts announce initiative to improve literacy Video included

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Trident United Way, along with all four area school district superintendents, hosted a joint-press conference on Tuesday where they announced the “Reading by Third” initiative.

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Cops: Summerville man arms himself with 'broken leg' and squeegee during gas station robbery

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A Summerville man was arrested after police say he armed himself with an object made up of a "broken leg with an attached wheel" and a squeegee during a robbery at a downtown Charleston gas station. 

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Charleston investigators identify shoplifting suspect captured on camera

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The Charleston Police Department has identified a man accused of walking out of a downtown liquor store with merchandise he didn't pay for.

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Police: Suspect charged with manslaughter after Seneca stabbing

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Seneca police said one man is dead after a stabbing late Thursday night.

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National Action Network to organize march to repeal state Heritage Act Video included

The John C. Calhoun Statue stands at Marion Square in downtown Charleston. (Source: Live 5) The John C. Calhoun Statue stands at Marion Square in downtown Charleston. (Source: Live 5)
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Leaders with the National Action Network are holding a news conference at noon on Tuesday. 

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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 arrest 13 people in undercover prostitution operation in Summerville

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Investigators in Summerville say an undercover prostitution operation in Summerville resulted in charges for 13 people. 

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Deputies: One arrested in early-morning stabbing

Fantasia Williams (Source: Al Cannon Detention Center) Fantasia Williams (Source: Al Cannon Detention Center)
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The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is responding to a reported stabbing. 

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