Monday, May 20 2013 3:12 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:12:43 GMT
Shots were fired after an altercation tonight at a North Charleston gas station, according to North Charleston Police. The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. at the Murphy's Gas Station at Rivers AvenueMore >>
Authorities say a parking space dispute at a gas station led to a man being shot in the face and damage to four vehicles.
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Fire officials are investigating another arson in downtown Charleston that bears a striking resemblance to more than 50 other arson cases in the last few years.
Officials say the fire at 258 St. Philip St. happened at 3:30 a.m. Sunday.
Investigators say the suspect set fire to either a love seat or chair that were left on the second floor porch. The other fires were set in similar fashion, according to authorities.
A former firefighter who lives near the scene of the fire rescued a 78-year-old man and his 77-year-old wife from the downstairs apartment.
"I literally threw him over my shoulder because it started arcing," said Matthew Stergar. "It was instinct. I didn't think about it. I had to grab him."
Two other people living upstairs in the home were also able to evacuate the home safely, officials said.
Officials say this fire is similar to more than 50 that have been reported since 2003.
"It's just a matter of time, we're gonna have somebody hurt if they continue," said Charleston Assistant Fire Chief Raymond Lloyd.
Authorities are asking anyone who lives in the area of the fires to keep outside porch lights turned on, to remove anything from the porch that can be used to fuel a fire and to report any suspicious activity to police immediately.
Monday, May 20 2013 3:27 PM EDT2013-05-20 19:27:04 GMT
The man convicted of voluntary manslaughter two years ago in the 2009 death of 28-year-old Kate Waring is again seeking a new trial. According to the South Carolina Attorney General's Office, 33-year-oldMore >>
The man convicted of voluntary manslaughter two years ago in the 2009 death of 28-year-old Kate Waring waived his relief hearing on Monday on two other charges he was convicted on.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 8:11 AM EDT2013-05-21 12:11:06 GMT
Dorchester District 2 administrators and teachers packed the county's council chambers in support of their 20,000 students. "We have done a whole lot with so little for so long," says Wally Baird, principalMore >>
Dorchester District Two says it will be in the red in the upcoming school year. The district presented its$158 million budget to the Dorchester County Council Monday night.More >>