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No students injured after SC school bus involved in fiery traffic crash

Pregnant woman who went missing in Florence County located

South Carolina is 2019’s 9th least educated state in America, study says

16-year-old reported missing back at home in Fort Mill

Proposed bill would increase cigarette taxes to raise SC teachers' pay

Paying more at the pump? Potential bill would add tax to fund new beaches

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Child shot by sibling, mother charged

FLASHBACK: Dr. King visited Charleston in 1962, July 1967

Elizabeth Warren planning trip to Columbia to promote possible 2020 presidential run

SC family dealing with loss after couple killed in Arkansas officer-involved shooting

USC Athletics to give federal employees free basketball tickets during government shutdown

Officials close apartment complex in Columbia due to gas leaks after 2 found dead

Police: 92-year-old reported missing from Holly Hill found in Georgia

Police say an elderly man reported missing from the Holly Hill area has been found safe.

Court: No new offshore drilling work during federal shutdown

A federal judge in South Carolina has turned back the Trump administration's attempt to continue preparatory work for offshore drilling during the federal government's partial shutdown.

Deputies: Teen attempted to hide marijuana in buttocks

Deputies say they found a large plastic bag with marijuana and a rock cocaine substance that was sewn into the inside of his underwear.

Report: Hilton Head Island Elementary teacher exposed himself to 1st grader

Before Thursday, parents and students were not informed of why Heiter was absent from the classroom.

  Concern mounts as few people register for REAL IDs in SC

Proposed SC bill would make electrocution main method of execution for death penalty inmates

Mother of mental health patient who drowned in Horry sheriff’s van said release of photos ‘was agonizing’

Rep. Cunningham assigned seat on House Veterans' Affairs committee

SC man who threw hot coffee at teen McDonald’s employee arrested

Charleston Animal Society has given away 500-plus pounds of pet food to federal workers

February SNAP benefits available Thursday will need to last for next six weeks

This will affect an estimated 231,000 households.

‘Forgiveness is better:’ SC restaurant owner poses with man who robbed business

Kevin Scott, the owner of Mr. Seafood #1 in Columbia says his restaurant on Two Notch Road was broken into overnight on Jan. 13.

McMaster budget proposes college tuition freeze for 2019-2020

The proposal would increase funding for higher education institutions by six percent

Family fight over finances leads to SC woman stabbing relative at home, sheriff’s department says

Stacy Lynn Chasteen, 46, has been charged with attempted murder and using a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.

12-year-old detained after police attempt to stop stolen car in Cayce

Cayce DPS is asking all residents, especially those in the Edenwood, Broad Acres, and Frink Street areas to check their vehicles for signs of entry and theft. The suspects in these crimes are targeted unsecured and unlocked vehicles.

Gov. McMaster’s proposed raise for teachers isn’t enough, organization says

A state teacher organization is thanking Governor McMaster for recognizing that teachers need a pay raise, but says the proposal isn’t enough.

School leaders vote to call in outside counsel for investigation into HHI High School’s principal

The full 30-minute public comment period before the meeting was filled with countless parents and students calling for the school board to reinstate Amanda O’Nan until the allegations against her are proven.

Gov. McMaster says extra $1B in 2019 budget will go to state education, South Carolina’s prosperity

Governor Henry McMaster will release his executive budget for the 2019 -2020 at 10:45 a.m. at the Statehouse.

Report: Orangeburg woman missing, considered endangered

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing 21-year-old woman.

Clemson Tigers greeted with fast food feast during White House visit Monday

The Clemson Tigers continue their National Championship celebration today with a visit to the white house.

Angie’s List: Homeowner Tax Changes

To help homeowners lower their bill as much as possible, tax professionals advise that good record keeping can save you money. For instance, homeowners impacted by natural disasters such as floods and hurricanes can deduct a portion of their losses on their tax return.

SC boy battling cancer gets his wish granted to ride in Jeep, hang out with K9 deputies

Landon Derrick had a pretty awesome Monday thanks to the Richland County Sheriff's Department.

SC bill would prohibit sex offenders from working, volunteering around kids

Right now, registered sex offenders are allowed to work and volunteer around kids, but a South Carolina bill introduced last week in the State House of Representatives could change that.

Replacing South Carolina’s aging voting system

Dr. Buell said there were instances where votes were miscounted or counted twice. He said most of the problems come from the election system itself.

Government shutdown delays financial aid for some Lowcountry students

Schools across the Lowcountry have students, both current and incoming, who are affected by this, but most institutions are working with the students to navigate financial aid during the shutdown.

Settlement reached for autistic teenager shot by retired deputy

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit for an autistic teen who was shot and wounded by a retired deputy who he thought was trying to break into his home in 2017, according to attorneys.

SC man dies after escaping burning home, getting struck by car

High Point fire officials say the fire broke out at a single-wide trailer near the intersection of SC-09 and TB Watts Road.

Report: More than 600 teaching positions were vacant in SC public schools at beginning of school year

Significantly more vacancies were reported at the secondary level this year, especially in the sciences, physical education, English, and mathematics.

SC lawmakers look to change hunting license requirements

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) -- A new bill could change the regulations on acquiring a hunting license in South Carolina.Currently anyone born after 1979 is required to take a hunters education course but this course could become mandatory for hunters of all ages.Current regulations do not require the

University of South Carolina unveils new logos and people are not happy about it

The logos for the University of South Carolina are getting a slightly new look.

Richland County now ranks first in the state for reported human trafficking cases, according to new 2018 report

According to the report, Richland County is now the number one county for reported human trafficking cases in the state.

USC student wins $125K off Christmas lottery ticket from Grandma

A University of South Carolina sophomore will be starting classes on Monday with a little extra change in his pocket.

Deputies: 12-year-old stabs fellow student at SC school

A 12-year-old student at Hannah-Pamplico Elementary Middle School was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stabbing a fellow student with scissors.

Overturned tractor trailer causes delays on I-26WB in Orangeburg

An overturned tractor-trailer on I-26 Westbound in Orangeburg has caused delays for hours on Friday morning.

SCDOT launches statewide effort to fix potholes

SCDOT is launching a “Pothole Blitz” across the state by focusing maintenance crews on repairing potholes across the state for the next several weeks.

SC bill would prohibit abortion if a heartbeat is detectable

South Carolina lawmakers in the State House of Representatives introduced a bill Tuesday that would prohibit abortions if a heartbeat is detectable.

QUIZ: Are you financially literate? A new South Carolina bill wants to make sure students are

A bill prefiled this legislative session wants South Carolina students to learn more about finance.

Crews clear overturned tractor trailer on U.S. 17 in Jasper County

Crews have cleared an overturned tractor trailer on U.S. 17 in Jasper County.

‘I pray every day for the Lord to use me:’ SC FedEx delivery driver recounts chance meeting with stranger on a delivery route

A South Carolina woman’s passionate and heartfelt video after an encounter with a woman on her delivery route and her message to help others in need has gone viral, with the video amassing more than 14 million views.

Act named for Clemson student requiring SC universities to report hazing set to expire

A law requiring that all South Carolina colleges and universities report any acts of misconduct by student groups on campus is set to expire this year.

Lawmaker files resolution to secure $1,000 payment for SCE&G customers

A Lowcountry lawmaker introduced a resolution in the South Carolina General Assembly to require Dominion Energy to honor its original offer of a $1,000 payment to SCE&G customers.

The Citadel announces new provost and dean of college

Sally Selden, Ph.D, SPHR will serve as provost and the dean of college starting in June.

WATCH: Police search for SC man who threw hot coffee at 16-year-old McDonald’s employee

Camden police say they’re looking for a man who threw hot coffee at a teenage employee at McDonald’s.

SC woman charged with abandoning child’s remains not given bond pending mental evaluation

Breanna Lewis, now 20, originally told officials that her 11-month-old daughter, Harlee Lane Lewis, was snatched from her arms and taken away by an unknown man who also assaulted her in May 2018.

Lawmakers propose bill to end marriage loopholes

Two proposed bills could change what lawmakers are calling a “loophole” in the marriage law. The state of South Carolina allows children to get married under certain circumstances.

Brown named running backs coach at USC

Thomas Brown has been hired as the running backs coach at the University of South Carolina, head football coach Will Muschamp announced Wednesday.

Government shutdown could impact SNAP, local food banks

There’s growing concern the government shutdown could affect some of the 37,000 people in Horry County who rely on food assistance for their basic needs.

INDICTMENT: Former Manning, SC police chief Shaffer arrested by FBI agents

The former police chief of Manning, SC, Gary Shaffer, has been arrested by FBI special agents, FBI Columbia spokesperson Don Wood said on Monday.

Rep. Cunningham to introduce legislation that would ban offshore drilling for 10 years

In a long string of tweets Tuesday morning, Cunningham detailed the issues he sees with offshore drilling and seismic testing.

New poll shows South Carolinians in favor of legalizing medical marijuana

A new poll shows a majority of South Carolinians are in favor of legalizing medical marijuana.

Monday is deadline for refund in SC Lottery game glitch

South Carolina Education Lottery players who were affected by a glitch on Christmas Day in 2017 are almost out of time to request a refund.

SC joins federal lawsuit opposing offshore drilling

Attorney General Alan Wilson said he filed a motion in federal court Monday aimed at blocking planned seismic testing and offshore drilling. The motion is to join a lawsuit against the federal government filed by 16 South Carolina cities and towns and the state Small Business Chamber of Commerce.

New Year New You: tips to stay motivated in the gym longer than the first 6 weeks

Orange Theory fitness Coach Cameron Porter says the best way to be consistent with gym goals is to keep them short and simple.

UPDATE: Bodies found Rivers Bridge State Park ID’d as missing couple; cause of deaths still unknown

Two decomposed bodies were found on the grounds of Rivers Bridge State Park on Friday morning, according to S.C. Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry.

Santee man charged in meth bust thanks to ‘community policing,’ another arrested in driveway, sheriff says

A Santee man has been arrested with one count of distribution of meth while another was arrested after he pulled up in the suspect's driveway, the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office said.

Orangeburg man wanted for sexual and physical assault has been arrested

An Orangeburg man wanted in connection to a 2018 sexual and physical assault has been arrested according to Orangeburg Sheriff Leroy Ravenell.

Former deputies charged after two women drowned in transport van bond out of jail

A judge set bond Friday for the two Horry County Sheriff’s Office deputies who drove around a flood barrier resulting in the death of two mental health patients.

SC lawmakers propose 7 percent gun fee for added security in schools

With the General Assembly back in session beginning Jan. 8, we’re taking a look at some of the proposed legislation up for debate.

Refund deadline approaching for SC lottery players impacted by glitch

Since these reimbursements will require manual processing, the lottery is asking that players mail in all tickets to avoid wait time at the claims center.

Sheriff: Missing SC woman took part in holdup at Lowcountry Dollar General

Investigators say a missing South Carolina woman has been found and arrested following an armed robbery at a Lowcountry Dollar General.

North Charleston Police locate missing teen

She's described as black female with black hair and brown eyes. She’s standing 5 feet and 6 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds.

Joe Cunningham sworn in as congressman for First Congressional District

Joe Cunningham was sworn in as congressman for South Carolina’s First Congressional District on Thursday in Washington D.C.

New HOA law in effect in South Carolina

A new Homeowners Association law is now in effect throughout South Carolina.

SLED releases decision on officer-involved shooting

The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division have released the findings of an investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Florence County in March of 2018.

Prefiled bill calls for ‘SC Independence Day’ to educate students on state’s role in the American Revolution

A South Carolina lawmaker wants to declare March 26 “South Carolina Independence Day” to help students in public schools learn about South Carolina’s role in the American Revolution.

Trio charged after shooting in N. Charleston Wednesday morning

A trio is charged with attempted murder, possession of marijuana and possession of a stolen firearm,North Charleston police say.

Dominion Energy, SCANA announce official completion of merger

The company now serves 3.3 million electric customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia

South Carolina drivers can now cash in on gas tax

Attention South Carolina drivers! Did you save your gas receipts last year? Starting this year, you can claim a portion of that money you spent on gas on your income taxes.