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DHEC confirms second case of polio-like illness in SC

Read said that DHEC has communicated with doctors about the reporting cases that are suspected to be AFM and has shared guidance regarding confirmation and testing of suspect cases in collaboration with the CDC.

Sheriff says securing students and staff was the first priority in NHS gun incident, not notifying parents

SC deputies share ways to keep yourself safe during an active shooter situation

Only 2 Lowcountry hospitals get ‘A’ grade in hospital safety study

RCSD: Man detained, charged after punching, kicking, strangling woman during a domestic violence incident (Graphic photos inside)

PETA posts two billboards in Columbia, blaming hurricane-related animal deaths on meat-eaters

Man charged after early-morning break-in at Socastee High School

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Fairfield County Sheriffs ‘very concerned’ about missing 52-year-old man

Myrtle Beach teen accused of sexually assaulting 3-year-old girl

BBB warns social media users of ‘Secret Sister Gift Exchange’ scam

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

‘No red flags’ from Newberry High student who fled after gun fell out of backpack, sheriff said

Deputies searching for man who robbed discount store

‘I’m going to get you out:' Good Samaritan recounts saving pilot from crashed plane

The Myrtle Beach Fire Department responded after a two-person plane crashed into the ocean near Springmaid Pier, according to Lt. Jonathan Evans with Myrtle Beach Fire.

SC Red Cross volunteers deploy to CA as wildfires continue to burn

South Carolina American Red Cross volunteers have deployed to California as wildfires in the state continue to rage out of control.

‘Eat Mor Chikin!’ Study finds most in-demand food chain in SC is Chick-fil-A

If you think opening one of the most popular restaurant chains in the nation is a good idea, you aren’t alone. It’s our pleasure to tell you people who live in the Southeastern United States can’t get enough of Chick-fil-A, and many people look at that as a business opportunity.

CPD: Man wanted in 2015 sex assault and murder caught in Florida

The Columbia Police Department announced the arrest of a man wanted in the sexual assault and murder of a former acquaintance in 2015.

Deputies arrest final suspect in fatal Orangeburg home invasion

Graham: ‘I have no interest in becoming attorney general’

West Florence High dismissing students early, citing ‘security issue’

‘It’s been agonizing:’ Families of mental health patients who drowned in HCSO van speak at Senate subcommittee hearing

CDC links Salmonella outbreak in 35 states to raw turkey products

SC utility bills among the highest in the US, new study says

  Deputies looking for person involved in armed robbery at Bojangles in Lugoff

Kershaw County Deputies need help finding a person who was caught on camera robbing a fast food restaurant.

11-year-old charged after reports of tainted Snickers in Rowan neighborhood

Another case of tainted candy from Rowan County neighborhood under investigation

Voters send 3 incumbents, 1 newcomer to CCSD school board

The Charleston County School Board election was one of several contentious races in Tuesday’s midterm election.

Vehicle found submerged in North Myrtle Beach marina

An investigation is underway after a car was found submerged in a marina on Little River Neck Road Wednesday.

Deadline extended for SC residents impacted by Florence to apply for disaster assistance

South Carolinians impacted by Hurricane Florence now have additional time to register for disaster assistance.

USC announces presidential search committee members to find replacement for Pastides

The University of South Carolina announced the members of a search committee that will recommend candidates to replace President Harris Pastides.

  Smith concedes SC governor’s race to McMaster

The man hoping to unseat current Gov. Henry McMaster went into Election Day saying he felt confident about the chances of the upset.

The Citadel announces tuition increase for 2019-2020 school year

Upper-class in-state cadets will now pay $25,055, $617 more for the all in rate while out-of-state cadets tuition will go up $1,179 tp $48,089.

SC sets midterm record for absentee voting

South Carolina set a record for absentee ballots cast during the 2018 Midterm elections.

Stolen vehicle believed involved in NC child’s kidnapping traced to Lowcountry

The vehicle witnesses say was involved in the kidnapping of a 13-year-old North Carolina girl has been traced to the Summerville area, authorities say.

MEET THE CANDIDATES: South Carolina Governor’s race

South Carolina voters will fill the highest seat at the State House in Tuesday’s election.

‘We have a community problem:’ Innocent father of 16 killed in gang-related crossfire while taking out trash

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott expressed sadness in the recent arrests of three teens in the killing of an innocent man taking out of his trash during a gang-related shooting.

Attorneys make arguments in Michael Slager federal appeal case

The defense attorney for the former North Charleston cop convicted of killing an unarmed man says the court seemed "interested" in issues raised in oral arguments Thursday.

Health Officials: 3 cases of measles in SC are unvaccinated children

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is continuing its investigation of measles in Spartanburg County and now say there are three cases of the measles following its initial report of the first case earlier this week.

SCE&G rate-payers at Public Service Commission hearing sick of paying for failed nuclear expansion

Some South Carolinians are in a multi-billion-dollar battle with SCE&G as they look to find out who should be paying off the company’s failed nuclear plant expansion known as V. C. Summer.

Hundreds attend celebration of life service for SC man whose plane disappeared off Charleston coast

The family of a South Carolina man who hasn’t been seen since the plane he was traveling in went missing off the coast near Charleston late last month is holding a celebration of life service Thursday.

SCE&G apologizes to customers during first day of Public Service Commission hearing

There is an answer in sight for how SCE&G customers may be paid back for the billions invested in the failed VC Summer nuclear project.

NBA All-Star, Hollywood actress joining team behind Charleston church shooting documentary

A documentary on the 2015 massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church is getting the support of some big names.

Deputies: SC woman accused of burning 8-year-old sister’s hands as punishment

Richland County deputies say Talisha Fason, 23, has been charged with unlawful conduct toward a child after allegedly forcing her 8-year-old sister’s hands under hot water, causing the burns on the top of her hands.

New CofC clear bag policy at athletic events starts Thursday

Diapers and non-medically necessary items for babies and young children must also be in a clear bag.

Halloween fun fact: Actor who plays Michael Myers in latest ‘Halloween’ movie has USC ties

The franchise’s latest offering was filmed in Charleston and has another South Carolina tie, according to the University of South Carolina’s Twitter page.

Suspect in ambush of Florence County officers refuses to participate in hearing

The man accused of opening fire on Florence County law enforcement officers earlier this month, killing two, refused to participate in his preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

Girlfriend sentenced to 15 years for killing of former SC State football player

A woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the killing of a former SC State football player.

SC health officials confirm measles case in the Upstate

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Health and Enviornmental Control received a report of measles from the Upstate and testing has confirmed it.

Law enforcement expert: ‘I’ve never seen a mounted officer use his baton in that manner’

A video gaining traction on social media shows a Richland County sheriff’s deputy swinging a 40-inch wooden baton in the air above hundreds of USC tailgaters on Saturday.

Bomb suspect previously worked as a stripper in Myrtle Beach

The man authorities say mailed pipe bombs to prominent Democrats last week previously worked as a male stripper in Myrtle Beach.

Professors at CCU seek to understand complex hurricane systems, ‘disastrous inland flooding’

Leaders of Coastal Carolina University’s Hurricane Genesis and Outlook Project (HUGO) are looking for new ways to research how storms can cause disastrous inland flooding in our area.

RCSD sheriff apologizes for actions by a deputy during a tailgate Saturday

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott took to the podium Monday to apologize for a situation that took place Saturday night, at a tailgate during USC's homecoming.

New moped law to take effect in South Carolina

Moped drivers in South Carolina will soon face stricter regulations. The new law, which takes effect November 19th, aims to curb deadly moped-related accidents in the state.

NTSB investigating after search for missing plane off Charleston coast suspended

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search Sunday morning for a missing private plane off the coast of Charleston.

State senators form special committee in response to drownings of patients in HCSO care

Some South Carolina senators have formed a special committee to look into possible changes to how mental health patients and criminal detainees are transported.

New moped laws to go into effect in November

If you own a moped, listen up!

Sex offender who molested child in Midlands parking lot extradited from PA

A sex offender has been exradited from Pennsylvania to Kershaw County to answer for his crimes.

SCSU investigating after student was robbed at campus housing complex

Officials are investigating after a South Carolina State University student was the victim of an armed robbery, according to a school alert sent Monday morning.

Dominion Energy to hold Charleston ‘Meet & Greet’ Monday night

Residents can have their questions answered Monday night.

Family, friends, law enforcement to gather to say goodbye to Farrah Turner

Thousands of family, friends and law enforcement officers from across the state are expected to gather Sunday for the funeral of Florence County Sheriff’s Inv. Farrah Turner, which is set to start at 12 p.m. at the Florence Center.

One may have been exposed to rabies by raccoon in Beaufort County

State health department officials say a raccoon that tested positive for rabies may have exposed one person in Beaufort County to the virus.

SLED report: Number of violent crimes increasing in SC, property crimes decreasing

The number of violent crimes are increasing across the Palmetto state, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s 2016 crime report.

Richland Co. woman wanted after attempting to attack person with chainsaw

Richland County Deputies are asking for the community’s help locating a woman after investigators say she tried to attack someone with a chainsaw.

Smith, McMaster spar in final gubernatorial debate

The final debate between James Smith and Governor Henry McMaster features some fireworks.

Florence County Inv. Farrah Turner’s hometown remembers one of their own

With a second patrol car memorial placed at the Village Green on Henry Street in Florence County Investigator Farrah Turner hometown of Lake City, people in the area reflect on the life and legacy of one of their own.

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.

‘I just don’t believe that Tammy Moorer was involved:’ Attorney speaks after gag order lifted in Moorer case

With the gag order lifted, the attorney for Tammy Moorer is speaking about the case for the first time since March 2014, when the order was first issued.

Marine 1st Sgt. accused of stealing $1.5 million worth of razors from Parris Island

A Marine first sergeant and three civilian employees have been accused of stealing over $1.5 million of razors - yes, razors that you shave with - from a Marine Corps recruit store warehouse at Parris Island.

‘We had a victory:’ Sister of drowning victim reacts to news of HCSO deputies’ termination

On September 18, mental health patients Wendy Newton and Nicolette Green drowned in the back of a Horry County Sheriff’s Office transport van in Marion County.

Deputy wounded in Florence shootout comes home

One of two Florence County Sheriff’s deputies shot in the Oct. 3 ambush of seven law enforcement officers is finally home.

SC students outperform nation in SAT, AP exams, new report shows

A new College Board report released Thursday shows that South Carolina students who took the exam outscored students nationally - 15 points above the national average on the SAT.

'This is a big, big win for South Carolina:’ How a winning ticket impacts the state

South Carolina will receive millions from the Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Simpsonville.

Report: South Carolina will have one of the highest nursing shortages in nation by 2030

South Carolina is on track to have one of the most severe nursing shortages in the nation by 2030, according to a new report.

Lottery to Mega Millions winner: 'Take a deep breath, sign your ticket’

South Carolina Education Lottery officials are urging the winner of Tuesday night’s Mega Millions jackpot to take a deep breath, then safeguard their ticket.

Coastal Carolina Fair opens Thursday

With plenty of food, entertainment and rides for kids of all ages, the Coastal Carolina Fair is set to kick off Thursday.

SC woman pleads ‘Don’t shoot George’ as family tracks deer during hunting season

If you see a deer with yellow tape on its antlers, he is not in distress. His name is George, he has friends, and they want to protect him.

How many houses could the $1.5 billion Mega Millions buy? All of the homes in this SC city - and then some

Obviously, that’s a lot of money - even the one-time payout is more than $900 million. So how many houses could that buy? According to Zillow, it’s a lot of houses.

Judge finds Terry Elvis guilty of contempt of court one day after Moorer guilty verdict

Terry Elvis, the father of missing girl Heather Elvis, was found guilty Wednesday morning of contempt of court.

‘Something needs to change,’ video shows Saluda County students standing on a crowded bus

Concerning video coming out of Saluda County shows students, standing in the middle of the bus aisle on a moving school bus that is seemingly overcrowded.

FCSO reports detail multiple domestic incidents at the home of alleged law enforcement shooter

WMBF News Investigates looked into how many calls the Florence County Sheriff’s Office received to respond the Hopkins Home on Ashton Lane since January 2017.

Myrtle Beach Police officers fund shopping trip for young man in need

A group of officers from the City of Myrtle Beach are living up to the “First in Service” promise of the police department after a selfless act to help a young man in need.

Fallen Florence Co. deputy escorted from MUSC after autopsy

Turner is the second officer to pass away from the shooting.