Live 5 Investigates: More than $300K paid for CCSD special project

The first workshop took place on Folly Beach at The Tides Hotel. That cost just under $24,000.

  You Paid for It: Overdue Charleston County property taxes

7th victim comes forward with sexual abuse allegations against former CCSD employee

  Watching Your Wallet: Experts give advice on reining in your tax refund

  Live 5 Scambusters: SCE&G warning customers of scam promising $1K refund that isn’t coming

  You Paid For It: Charleston County budgets money to fight opioid crisis

  You Paid for It: Cost of school bus transportation

Continued Coverage

  Live 5 Scambusters: Mount Pleasant police warn of threatening scam letter

  You Paid for It: Bridge Run by the Numbers

  Undercounting hate: FBI will not report its hate crime numbers again this year as required by law

  Live 5 Scambusters: Avoiding those annoying robocalls

  You Paid for It: What federal dollars for Special Olympics fund in South Carolina

  Charleston County holds asylum seekers in jail as border arrivals surge

  You Paid For It! New library set to open in June

In just a few months, Charleston County will boast a brand new library for the first time in more than twenty years.

  South Carolina DMV selling personal information for millions of dollars

Every day, hundreds of South Carolina residents get in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles and give personal information to the people who work there.

  Lawsuit: Woman sues Colleton Co. School District after teacher told students about untrue story on daughter’s abortion

The Colleton County School District is being sued by one of its former teachers. The suit also names a current employee of the school district.

  You Paid For It: Tri-County housed, adopted out more than 20,000 animals

Last year, animal shelters in the Tri-County housed and adopted out more than 20,000 animals.Getting those animals off the streets and vaccinated is important for public health.

  Live 5 Scambusters: IRS issues new phone scam warning

  You Paid For It: Charleston Battery repairs following Hurricane Irma

  Watching Your Wallet: Thousands of consumer complaints hidden in federal watchdog database

  You Paid For It: Consumer Affairs services

  Live 5 Investigates: When you are most likely to get pulled over in the Lowcountry?

  Live 5 Scambusters: Orangeburg Sheriff warns about threatening tax letter now circulating

  Live 5 Investigates: Who is more likely to get a speeding ticket in the Lowcountry?

In part two of our speeding ticket series, Live5News investigated who gets ticketed more often for speeding: men or women.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Protecting against identity theft

The first week in March is National Consumer Protection Week and South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs is offer ways to keep your identity safe.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Social Security scam calls on the rise

Robocalls aren’t going anywhere, anytime soon and scam artists are still coming after your money and your identity.

  Live 5 investigates: Mold hiding behind classroom walls

The Berkeley County School District and the Charleston County School District had thousands of work orders relating to mold over the last several years

  Measuring Hate: Lowcountry crimes and errors uncovered

The Lowcountry is known for hospitality and friendliness, frequently named a top destination for people from all over the world to visit. Yet even here, there are violent crimes every year rooted in hatred.

  South Carolina is one of five states with no hate crime laws

The evil that visited the Holy City on June 17, 2015 was unprecedented. A gunman entered Emanuel AME bible study and gunned down nine members as they prayed with him.

  Live 5 Scambusters: ‘Facebook friend’ lures Summerville couple into government grant scam

Summerville couple learned just how far scam artists will go to lure in victims

  Watching Your Wallet: Experts explain the new tax code in simple terms

With sweeping tax code changes affecting this year's filings, experts from NerdWallet help explain how the changes will work for different people.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Scammed for love and money

While millions of people celebrate love on Valentine’s Day, millions of others find themselves alone, longing for companionship. Scam artists continue to prey on lonely victims through online relationships destined to end in heartbreak.

Charleston County School District releases cost of report on Gethers case

The Charleston County School District released the full cost Thursday of an independent report about a former district employee accused of sexually assaulting students and who was promoted despite accusations of having child porn on his district-issued laptop.

  Untested water: 99.9 percent of foreign fish goes without testing for unsafe drugs

According to government reports, there is evidence that the main oversight agency for seafood, the Food and Drug Administration, has failed to meet new mandates to increase inspections at foreign food facilities.

  Gethers emails released detailing “IOU” to CCSD supervisor

Copies of emails obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request detail, in Marvin Gethers’ own words, the debt he owed to his Charleston County Schools supervisor.

  CCSD responds to lawsuit from alleged Gethers victim, seeks dismissal or jury trial

The Charleston County School District filed its response Friday to a lawsuit from the family of a child who claims a former district employee sexually abused him.

  Calculating hate: Federally mandated count leaves out untold number of crimes in America

Serious hate crimes from murders to attempted bombings do not show up in federal hate crime data, according to analysis by InvestigateTV.

Punishing hate: Paper tiger laws serve up little to no penalties for attackers

Prosecutors say some state hate crime laws are so weak they "aren't worth the paper they're printed on."

  Live 5 Investigates: Where you are most likely to win the lottery

Live 5 News requested information from the South Carolina Education Lottery that included all businesses that have sold winning lottery tickets, since the lottery was implemented, along with the amounts won at each location.

  Multiple sex offenders found on Facebook despite ban

Under Facebook's policies, convicted sex offenders are not allowed on the site; however, InvestigateTV identified multiple offenders who appeared to have recently active profiles.

  SC’s most powerful politicians spend Leadership PAC money on ‘lives of luxury’, watchdog group wants reform

Two of South Carolina's most powerful politicians have spent thousands of dollars at golf resorts, ritzy hotels, and expensive restaurants, according to Federal Election Commission reports.

  You Paid For It: Flooding and drainage project on James Island

Flooding is a problem in many parts of the Lowcountry and there are several projects going on right now to alleviate those issues.

  Internal CCSD report details Gethers case, loan by district superior

A confidential report on a Charleston County School District employee accused of accessing child pornography on a district laptop reveals that employee owed money to a key decision maker at the district.

  Additional victims allege sex abuse by former CCSD employee

A total of six alleged victims have now come forward claiming they suffered sexual abuse at the hands of a former Charleston County School District employee, according to a Charleston attorney representing four of the six.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Promise of extra cash turns into potential check fraud

If you spent more than you planned over the holidays and are looking for extra income, you need to be on high alert for scammers disguised with opportunities for quick and easy money.

Attorneys representing alleged CCSD abuse victim vow questions will be answered

Attorneys representing the third alleged victim of a Charleston County School District employee say they intend to depose people who were in positions of authority at the district to get answers about how the alleged abuse could have happened.

Watching Your Wallet: How much could you earn if you invested your coffee money?

Financial experts from NerdWallet say saving and investing as little as $20 a week can amount to $170,000 in retirement money.

  Lawsuit details sexual assault allegations against Marvin Gethers from 3rd victim

The suit states that upon seeing the Live 5 News investigation into Gethers, the child’s mother asked her son whether Gethers had touched him inappropriately which he confirmed, the suit stated.

  Live 5 Investigates: More than 100 items deemed missing from Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center

The number of missing items represents less than one percent of their entire inventory.The missing items include iPads, TV's, monitors, computers, cameras and more.

  Attorneys: CCSD breaking law by not answering public records request

Attorneys for Live 5 News notified the Charleston County School District that the district is violating state law by failing to release requested public records within the timeframe the law established.

  Concerns raised after CCSD teacher gets moved to different school following investigation

Some parents are concerned after a Charleston County School District teacher was placed back in the classroom following a district investigation.

  Charleston Co. superintendent apologizes for district’s handling of Gethers case

For the first time since Live 5 News first aired an investigation into a Charleston County School District employee who was promoted despite accusations of having child porn on a district computer, the leader of Charleston County Schools sat down one-on-one with Investigative reporter Carter Coyle t

  Watching Your Wallet: Strengthen your financial fitness before 2019

While many people think about health and wellness resolutions for the new year, financial experts recommend thinking about money goals too.

Parent of child sent home from school via Lyft sues CCSD over records

A lawsuit filed against the Charleston County School District claims it broke the law by failing to release records on an incident in which a child was sent home through a ride-hailing service.

  Berkeley County releases details of former deputy supervisor’s departure

Newly-released documents in the resignation of Berkeley County’s former deputy supervisor show he threatened legal action against the county if council members voted to fire him or make “disparaging comments” about him.

  Lawmakers hear from public as officials launch investigation into CCSD

Lawmakers heard from the public Monday night as they officially launch an investigation of Charleston County School District personnel policies and procedures.

  Live 5 Investigates: Jailed Unjustly

Our State Supreme Court ruled in that case and court documents indicate the officer lied, making false statements in the search warrant affidavit. Officers need reliable information in order to make an arrest. It’s called probable cause.

Live 5 News Investigates: Jailed Unjustified

Hauled off to jail for a crime you didn’t commit? It has happened to dozens of people involving law enforcement across the Lowcountry.

  Date set for CCSD legislative committee to meet

In one week, state representatives and senators will meet for the first time in a newly-formed Ad Hoc committee.

  Examining the transparency of South Carolina’s body camera law

Officials were optimistic that the electronic third eye would create a layer of transparency and build trust between the community and officers.However, one of the original sponsors of the bill, state Sen. Marlon Kimpson admits the law, as it was written, does not go far enough.

  CCSD Investigation in Gethers case complete, report not yet released

A report produced by an attorney hired by the Charleston County School District regarding the Marvin Gethers case is done, but it will not be publicly released yet.

  Inmates waiting up to four years to go to trial at taxpayers' expense

Some inmates in Lowcountry jails are waiting as long as four years to go to trial as cases continue to move slowly through the system. That’s even after a State Supreme Court order to move them more quickly.

  Nuclear fallout: $15.5 billion in compensation and counting

Thousands of nuclear weapons workers are seeking compensation from a federal program that has ballooned far past initial projections - and some say they're being denied based on incorrect information.

  Punched by students, dragged by their hair: Report details a year’s worth of incidents at CCSD alternative school

Newly-released documents show 26 incidents in which staff members at a Charleston County School District alternative school were injured on school grounds.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Spotting a fake job scam

If you're hunting for a new job, be aware of scam artists posing as employers with enticing job offers. If the offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Avoiding a secret shopper scam

As holiday shopping season ramps up and people look for extra spending money, secret shopper scams are starting to pick up.

  Charleston County School District releases public records requested by Live 5 News

The Charleston County School District released public records on $4.03 million in settlements the district has paid out over the past five years.

Watching Your Wallet: Company offering to help lower student debt under investigation

A company offering to help people reduce their student loan debt is now under investigation. One St. Louis woman says her debt actually increased after trying to work with the company.

  Mice. Mold. Messes.

Hundreds of Americans live in deplorable rental properties and their landlord is the federal government. The properties need $50 billion in repairs. Uncle Sam now is hoping that private investors will save public housing.

  Watching Your Wallet: Will Social Security be there when you retire?

Research shows many Americans are concerned with whether Social Security will be available when they retire, but many aren’t saving. NerdWallet experts help explain the realities of Social Security and what you can do.

  Classrooms of chaos: Nearly 2,000 disciplinary referrals go unprocessed in CCSD school

Documents from the Charleston County School District show thousands of disciplinary reports went unprocessed for an entire school at a CCSD alternative school.

  CCSD: Gethers-related emails would cost $11K to pull

In September, we asked for a copy of any CCSD emails related to the discovery and/or investigation of inappropriate material on Marvin Gethers’ computer.

Secret groups make tracking Facebook political ad origins a challenge

Facebook’s crackdown on misleading political ads continues with suspicious pages being taken down, but there are still questions about political ads that are paid for by secret groups.

  Haunted Charleston: USS Yorktown

The USS Yorktown is a legendary World War II aircraft carrier docked in the Charleston Harbor. The great ship set sail in 1943 and participated in three wars.

  CCSD fails to provide public records for 7 months

The Charleston County School District failed to follow the law when it comes to turning over public information.

  Charleston Co. School District under fire for failing to respond to FOIA requests

A judge ruled earlier this month that the Charleston County School District was “grossly negligent” in failing to preserve video that allegedly showed attacks on a student despite Freedom of Information Act requests to produce them.

You’re in a political ad. (But you don’t know who’s behind it)

Political organizations with shadowy origins are spending millions on Facebook ads, and some people featured in the ads don't know who the groups are either.

  Haunted Charleston: Battery Carriage House Inn

While the owners have never seen the supernatural themselves – guests and employees have had some odd encounters.

  Dominion/SCANA hearing one week away

One week from today, the Public Service Commission will begin a hearing that could ultimately decide how much you pay for electricity for decades.

  Watching Your Wallet: Travel More, Spend Less

Brad Barrett took $4,000 Disney trip for a family of four for only $150. Seriously.

  Watching Your Wallet: Budget now for holiday spending

Planning travel and shopping months in advance can pay off in the long run, financial experts say.