Big Pharma was supposed to self-police fentanyl prescriptions. It failed. Patients died.

Internal documents show lax enforcement, missed opportunities by the federal government.

You can help uncover political ad targeting on Facebook

Use the Facebook Political Ad Collector to help categorize ads and understand why they are targeting you.

State lawmakers demanding answers after Live 5 CCSD Investigation

State lawmakers are considering taking action to investigate the Charleston County School District's decisions regarding an employee accused of accessing child pornography on his school laptop.

Records: CCSD promoted employee despite discovery of child porn on district laptop

Personnel documents and police records obtained by Live 5 News under the Freedom of Information Act show an employee whose district-issued laptop contained child pornography was not fired or suspended while the investigation was underway.

Live 5 Scambusters: Scammers are targeting new Medicare cards

Medicare is taking steps to prevent fraud and fight identity theft for its members by sending out new cards. Those cards have opened the door to new scams.

Live 5 Scambusters: Mother and daughter "escape" kidnapping scam

A frightening threat to a loved one is turning out to be a gut-wrenching scam popping up around South Carolina. Imposter scams continue to be the most common cases of fraud in South Carolina.

Live 5 Scambusters: A warning from victims of jury duty scams

Lowcountry victims of an ongoing jury duty phone scam are sharing their stories to warn others and stop the scammers.

You Paid For It: Top state salaries

Who are the state's top-paid people? A look at the highest-dollar salaries in state agencies reveals 1,078 people make more than $150,000.?

Live 5 Investigates: School lunch crunch

With a new school year about to begin, school leaders know lunchrooms can rack up large lunch debts when student lunch accounts become delinquent, taking a bite out of school expenses.

Live 5 Scambusters: Scammers impersonate lottery jackpot winner

As the country waits for the winner of July's Mega Millions jackpot to claim the half-billion dollar prize, scammers are waiting too.

You Paid For It: Port access road on schedule to meet deadline

This week, construction workers hit a milestone building the Port Access Road: the project is now halfway complete.

  Live 5 Investigates: Solitary for social media

Inmates like Derrick Williams, Jason Mathis, Jamaal Mack and Jose Rivera are all serving years in South Carolina prisons for crimes ranging from drug dealing to weapons charges.

Live 5 Scambusters: ‘Sextortion’ scams target online dating apps

As the world of online dating continues to grow, it's becoming a new feeding ground for scammers. About one in five people begin relationships through an online dating app.

Live 5 Scambusters: Scammers disguised as tech support

Malware and viruses are nothing new, but this week the Federal Trade Commission is warning about a scam disguised as an attack on your computer.

Former BCSD superintendent paid more than $371K to consult district

A former Berkeley County School District superintendent has been paid more than $371,000 to consult the district.

Live 5 Investigates: Law and Order at School

We checked with the seven Lowcountry-area school districts and learned that all either have full time SRO's or armed security officers at all of their high schools and their middle schools.

Live 5 Scambusters: How to spot phishing emails

As various email services work to secure your account and identity, scammers are trying to use that extra security to trick you.

Live 5 Investigates: Rare, but deadly brain-eating amoeba

On strings of hot summer days, kids head to the nearest swimming hole.

Live 5 Investigates: Hundreds of politicians not paying fines to SC Ethics Commission

Hundreds of people who run for political office to represent you owe millions of dollars in unpaid ethics fines to the state of South Carolina.

Live 5 Scambusters: Military targeted by imposter calls

July is Military Consumer Month and the Federal Trade Commission is posting weekly alerts about scams targeting service members, veterans and their families.

Live 5 Investigates: 750 deficient bridges identified across SC

On May 14, Charleston's usual rush hour traffic turned into a driving nightmare when thousands of cars came to what was essentially a standstill that stretched for miles.

  Records: 41 civil rights violation cases investigated in Tri-County school districts

Tri-County school districts are among thousands across the country being investigated by the US Department of Education for alleged civil rights violations.

Live 5 Scambuster: Phone call claims to be from Berkeley Co. deputies

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office says you may be getting a phone call that appears to be from one of it's deputies, but it won't be a real deputy on the other end of the line.

Live 5 Investigates: Solar Sales

In sunny coastal cities, solar can mean savings. But it can also ignite problems.

Live 5 Scambusters: Facebook phishing messages

Facebook is not only a way to communicate with friends, it's also a source of your identity scammers are trying to steal.

Live 5 Scambusters: Woman scammed paying rent for Summerville home

A woman in Summerville says she is the victim of a home rental scam that cost her more than $3,000.

Live 5 Scambuster: Jury duty scam

Jury duty is a civic responsibility and should be taken seriously, but so should scammers who may be threatening you when you've done nothing wrong.

Live 5 Investigates: Choosing Uber over an ambulance to get to the ER

Picture this: you're in an emergency, you need to get to the hospital but you can't drive yourself there.

You Paid For It: Gas Tax will increase next month

South Carolina has one of the lowest gas taxes in the country, but the state will continue collecting more at the pump to help pay for better roads.

Live 5 Investigates: Officers pose as prostitutes in undercover sting

Two undercover North Charleston police officers took on the roles of prostitutes as part of an undercover sting.

Live 5 Investigates: Assaults on Teachers

Bites, slaps and kicks to the face - all happening in the classroom to teachers.  Live 5's Carter Coyle investigates what's being done to protect Lowcountry educators from their students.  Assaults on Teachers, a Live 5 News investigation, airs Thursday at 11 p.m. Copyright 2017 WCSC. All Rights Reserved.

Live 5 Investigates: Retailer of Last Resort

A rent to own contract sent a single mom and her kids into hiding. As part of a nationwide investigation, see why signing on the dotted line keeps you under a company's thumb and how they use a legal loophole to take election tactics to the extreme. Retailer of Last Resort, a Live 5 News Investigation, airs Tuesday at 11 p.m. Copyright 2017 WCSC All Rights Reserved.

Live 5 Investigates: Control in the Classroom

Bad behavior in Lowcountry schools may be keeping your child from learning. Many teachers says it's getting worse.  Carter Coyle investigates the policy change they say is to blame. We find out why it was made and what the district is doing to make it work.  Control in the Classtoom, a Live 5 News Investigation, air Thursday at 11 p.m. Copyright 2017 WCSC All Rights Reserved.

Live 5 Investigates: Danger at Lowcountry Schools

Danger at Lowcountry Schools, a Live 5 News Investigation, airs Wednesday at 11 p.m. Copyright 2017 WCSC. All Rights Reserved.

Live 5 Investigates: Lowcountry Treasure

A priceless piece of Lowcountry History was lost for generations. Live 5's Debi Chard reveals the story of a real-life treasure that was uncovered right here in the Lowcountry.  Lowcountry Treasure, a Live 5 News Investigation, airs Tuesday at 11 p.m. Copyright 2017 WCSC. All Rights Reserved.

Live 5 Investigates: Search and Seizure

Thursday at 11 p.m., Live 5 News has exclusive access to a national study of traffic stops, including South Carolina.  Live 5's Carter Coyle and Aaron Maybin spent weeks analyzing the data for millions of traffic stops. They are getting the facts on who and why people are being pulled over in the Lowcountry, how it compares to the rest of the nation and what local troopers have to say about it.  Search and Seizures, a Live 5 News investigation, airs Thursday at 11 p.m...

Live 5 Investigates: Dump Truck Dangers

The only thing worse than getting in an accident, is getting into an accident with a truck that's bigger and heavier than you. In Charleston County, it's happening more than anywhere else in the state. Live 5 News' Debi Chard Investigates why some believe a paycheck could be driving dump trucks right into deadly accidents. Dump Truck Dangers, a Live 5 News investigation, airs Thursday at 11 p.m. Copyright 2017 WCSC. All Rights Reserved.

Live 5 Investigates: Road to Recovery

Something as small as a matchstick could be a game changer in fighting opioid addiction - increasing the odds of a successful rehab. The first place to use it is right here in South Carolina.  On Thursday, join us at 11 p.m. to learn more about how this new medical breakthrough could revolutionize the road to recovery. Road to Recovery, a Live 5 News investigation, airs Thursday at 11 p.m. Copyright 2017 WCSC. All Rights Reserved.

Live 5 Investigates: Sofa Super Store Tragedy

"Somebody's going to die if we ever have a fire in this building." The day the Sofa Super Store caught on fire, tragically, nine firefighters died in that store building. It was a heart breaking experience for the brave fire men and their families.  Live 5 News investigates how the fire could've been avoided. On Tuesday, find out what has changed to make sure nothing like it ever happens again.  Sofa Super Store Tragedy, a Live 5 News investi...

Live 5 Investigates: Dangerous School Bus Defect

There is a dangerous defect in hundreds of South Carolina school buses. Your child may be riding in them.  These buses are causing serious burn injuries to students. On Wednesday at 11, Live 5 Investigates what's being done to keep your child from getting burned on the bus.  Dangerous School Bus Defect a Live 5 News investigation, airs Wednesday at 11 p.m. Copyright 2017 WCSC. All Rights Reserved.

Live 5 Investigates: House Fires

Live 5 News put today's modern furnishings and building materials to the test. The dramatic results and what you need to know to keep your family safe from a fire. Live 5 Investigates, Thursday at 11.   Copyright 2017 WCSC. All Rights Reserved.