Tri-County

CBS news anchor’s Charleston Spring Break visit interrupted by emergency surgery

“CBS This Morning” co-anchor Norah O’Donnell posted photos to her Instagram from a Charleston hospital room Friday night with the caption, “Not what we planned for Spring Break.”

Child dies after being struck in Orangeburg

MUSC, Charleston Police to conduct active shooter drill Saturday morning

Police: Juvenile accidentally shot another juvenile at Mt. Pleasant home

Deputies: Bank robbery suspect shot by deputy in Charleston County following car chase

  Former Cooper River Bridge Run director Julian Smith dies

  UPDATE: Summerville officer on unpaid leave after breaking into home

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  Group raises concerns over possible new CCSD school location

  Sheriff: Suspect arrested after firing on former girlfriend’s new man

Hanahan police locate missing 14-year-old

Police searching for missing 15 year-old girl

Heavy smoke reported from 1,200-acre controlled burn

King Street Ext. to close next week for Port Access Road work

Deputies watching area where gunfire reported near elementary school

Charleston County deputies say they are monitoring an area near a school where a bus driver reported hearing gunshots Friday morning.

  Man convicted in connection with wife’s disappearance awaits prison assignment

A new mugshot of McCaffrey was taken on March 11

Church group which solicited in Lowcountry failed to file annual reports, officials say

The South Carolina Secretary of State office announced a church group who solicited funds in the Lowcountry failed to register and file annual reports.

Police searching for suspect who stabbed woman at N. Charleston hotel

The victim told officers she was woken up Friday morning by the suspect assaulting her

In wake of Max 8 issues, former Boeing employee files lawsuit alleging problems at N. Charleston facility

  Roper closing one of its N. Charleston locations, opening new facility nearby

  New kayak launch opening Friday in Summerville

  Charleston Co. passes plastic bag ban

  Charleston leaders preach unity at vigil for New Zealand mosque shooting victims

  Goose Creek man gets 80 years for sexually assaulting, robbing elderly woman

  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.

  Dramatic 911 call details man holding suspected burglar at gunpoint

A dramatic 911 phone call details the moments someone allegedly broke into a man’s house and the owner held him at gunpoint last Tuesday.

Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia, killing everyone on board.

  Poll: South Carolinians support closing ‘Charleston loophole’

The House of Representatives passed a bill in late February which would extend the background check from three to 10 days.

  Everyday conveniences are coming to Camp Hall for Volvo workers and others

Construction of the Village Center is underway at Camp Hall industrial park. The center will offer everyday conveniences for workers at Volvo and other companies located in the park.

Berkeley County deputies arrest man for fatal shooting in Goose Creek

Investigators have arrested a man for a fatal shooting in Goose Creek that took the life of a 40-year-old man.

Coroner identifies woman’s body found near Adams Run

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman whose body a man found while looking for his dog near Adams Run.

  Police: Man held burglary suspect at gunpoint until officers arrived

City of Charleston police say a man held a burglary suspect and city of Charleston stormwater employee at gunpoint until officers arrived at his house on March 12, according to an incident report.

Summerville program recognizes local business for partnership

A program that helps people with intellectual disabilities gain employment honored the companies that they’ve partnered with.

  2 charged after man shot in the leg in North Charleston

Police officers are searching for a suspect after a man was shot in the leg in North Charleston Wednesday night.

  Lowcountry group helping neck area residents deal with gentrification

The neck is a part of town where Charleston and North Charleston connect near Meeting Street Road

Plea hearing scheduled for woman accused of killing father in Mt. Pleasant home

Brittany Simpson allegedly fatally shot her father Robert Simpson in May 2017.

  Charleston to hold vigil for New Zealand mosque shooting victims

In accordance with the Islamic tradition inside mosques, vigil attendees will be asked to remove their shoes upon entry of the worship room

  New Charleston airport parking garage will add more than 2,000 spaces

The project is expected to cost $88 million

  Residents living in homeless village fear they will be kicked out

Homeless people in Ladson who have built their own community in the woods fear they may soon not have anywhere to go.The encampment is in a wooded area right off of College Park Road in Ladson.

  Pentagon to probe if acting defense secretary used office to help Boeing

The Pentagon's inspector general has formally opened an investigation into a watchdog group's allegations that acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has used his office to promote his former employer, Boeing Co.

  ‘Fetal heartbeat’ bill proposes abortion restrictions, stirs up controversy

South Carolina State House representatives are considering a bill that would make it illegal for women to get an abortion if the doctor can detect a heartbeat from the fetus.

  Lawsuit claims West Ashley bar over-served customer who caused serious accident

A West Ashley bar is being sued by a Berkeley County woman who claims they over-served a customer who crashed into her car, seriously injuring her.

  Less teacher experience, higher turnover rate higher found at unsatisfactory CCSD schools

The Charleston County School District is working on plans to fix its failing schools, but a look at new numbers show test scores aren’t the only thing that’s low.

  Former fellow inmate of man accused in sex assault of 81-year old says suspect offered money to kill her

In the third day of the trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting and robbing an 81-year-old woman, the man’s former fellow inmate claims he asked him to hire someone to kill the victim.

  SCHP: One hospitalized after crash on US 52

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a crash Wednesday morning that sent one person to the hospital.

  Liberty Hill’s literacy program boosting reading scores and confidence

About 30 percent of South Carolina’s 4th and 8th graders are reading at or above proficient. That’s according to the latest National Report Card from 2017.

  Families displaced after North Charleston fire damages two mobile homes

Two families have been displaced after a fire in North Charleston damaged two mobile homes Wednesday afternoon.

James Island incorporation bill has support and critics

The Coastal Conservation League and Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg traveled to Columbia on Wednesday morning to oppose the bill.

Lowcountry mayors testify against bill which would allow state to stop localized plastic bag bans

The testimony came during a senate labor, commerce and industry committee hearing.

Wild Dunes Resort to build new hotel expected to open in 2021

Wild Dunes Resort announced plans Wednesday for a new 153-room hotel to expand the amount of meeting space available within two years.

Police: SC man with arm in a sling steals drugs from Lowcountry pharmacy

Summerville police are looking for a man with his arm in a sling who stole drugs from a Lowcountry pharmacy.

Police: Man shot while sitting in car in Summerville

Officers responded to an apartment complex on Langley Drive around 11:10 p.m.

Charleston diocese asks for sexual abuse lawsuits to be dismissed

The initial lawsuits were filed in August 2018,

Prescribed burn scheduled for N. Charleston naval weapons station

The purpose of the fire is to reduce natural fuel loads

  More residential units may be coming to Mt. Pleasant development

An ordinance change going before Mount Pleasant’s planning commission would practically double the number of residential units at the Ferry Wharf development on Harry M. Hallman Blvd.

  You Paid For It: Charleston Battery repairs following Hurricane Irma

The Battery and White Point Gardens in Charleston were slammed during Hurricane Irma in September 2017.

  VIDEO: SC teen thought to never talk again speaks for first time in nearly 2 years

Doctors didn’t think he’d live... and if he did by some chance survive, they didn’t think he’d ever walk or speak again. Now 21 months later, not only is Jackson walking on his own - he sounded out his first words since the 2017 crash.

  Developers sue Mount Pleasant over hotel plans in Old Village, residents concerned about parking

The developers of a 25-room boutique hotel planned for the Old Village are suing the Town of Mount Pleasant.

  Girlfriend of shooting victim to 911 operator: ‘He said he was gonna die’

Calls to 911 released Tuesday revealed a man shot to death in North Charleston last Thursday was on the phone with his girlfriend at the time.

Crews conducting prescribed burn in Berkeley County

Crews are conducting a prescribed burn in Berkeley County today. Authorities say it’s in the location of the Francis Marion National Forest.

  EPA bans sale of chemical in paint stripper which killed North Charleston man

In a release last week, the EPA cited deaths from the chemical for the reason why its being banned.

  SC Harm Reduction Coalition offers Fentanyl tests to drug users to curb rise in overdose deaths

Charleston County leads the state in opioid-related overdose deaths with 94 reported in 2017, according to the SC Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services.

  Affidavit: Hollywood man burns construction business in attempt to cover stolen chop saws

A Hollywood man is arrested after burning a Lowcountry construction business in a attempt to disguise a stolen chop saw.

  Lowcountry girls learn about aviation careers at Joint Base Charleston

About 120 middle and high school girls from about a dozen local schools got an up-close look at several aviation careers Tuesday morning.

Lawsuit claims Charleston’s short-term rental law is unconstitutional

A Charleston man filed a lawsuit against the city of Charleston alleging the city’s 2018 ordinance allowing homeowners to rent rooms to the public is unfair and should be struck down.

Cops: Man breaks into 20 Summerville storage units, found with $100k worth of property

Investigators say they recovered $100,000 worth of stolen property after arresting a 37-year-old man accused of breaking into 20 Summerville storage units.

$17M project at Joint Base Charleston may be cut to fund Trump’s border wall

Joint Staff with the U.S. Northern Command will further analyze the list to decide which projects may be cut or cancelled.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office seeing increase in telephone scams

Officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office say they are seeing an increase in telephone scams, and are reminding the public that automatic calls are not used to make contact about a case.

Deputies: Man arrested for numerous bench warrants including attempted murder

Dorchester County deputies, U.S. Marshal fugitive task force and Charleston County deputies arrested a man wanted for numerous bench warrants inlcuding attempted murder.

  Police searching for vehicle involved in fatal drive-by shooting at N. Charleston manufacturing plant

North Charleston police seeks the public’s help in locating a SUV that was involved in a fatal drive-by shooting.

  Deputies searching for man missing from Johns Island

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find a man who has been missing for a week.

Police: Mt. Pleasant driver ignored stop sign, hit child in crosswalk

A crossing guard had activated flashing yellow lights

Mt. Pleasant votes to add as many as 33 firefighters over next several years

Last week, the town council voted to equip the fire department with four firefighters per apparatus over the next five years

Angie’s List: Offseason home selling

Think winter is a terrible time to sell your house?

Angie’s List: Is an electric vehicle right for you?

Despite the low gas prices we’re currently enjoying, the demand for electric vehicles may soon surge as manufacturers prepare to debut new, affordable models that can go as much as 200 miles between charging.

Boeing CEO releases extended statement in wake of 737 MAX 8 grounding

Boeing has said it has "full confidence" in the planes' safety.

N. Charleston man arrested on 20 child porn charges

Each count is a felony offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison on each count.

  Seabrook Island residents claim town is ‘anti-dog’ as they petition to change beach rules

In a petition, residents site an “anti-dog sentiment which the town council has historically had.”

  North Charleston group planting 600 flowers to celebrate Earth Day

The garden in Park Circle is maintained solely by volunteers.

  SCDOT to have lights on I-526 near Don Holt Bridge fixed within next few weeks

The fixtures near the Don Holt Bridge have been out for more than two years.

  James Island homeowners frustrated over tree trimmings

James Island homeowners are frustrated with SCE&G after two years of fighting over their tree trimmings.Neighbors living on Riverland Terrace say it’s an ongoing issue.

Police alerting motorists as flooding expected in Charleston this week

Police are alerting motorists as weather conditions could bring possible flooding to the Charleston area this week staring on Tuesday morning.