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How to attend or watch Faye Marie Swetlik’s public memorial service Friday
Faye’s family wants everyone to wear bright colors, especially pink and purple, to honor Faye’s bright and bubbly spirit.
Published 1h at 10:56 AM
Autopsy reveals heartbreaking details of 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik’s death
Little Faye disappeared from the front yard of her Cayce, South Carolina home Feb. 10. Her body was found three days later.
Published February 19, 2020 at 5:45 AM
Investigators link death of 30-year-old neighbor to homicide of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik
Investigators were able to find Faye's body after discovering a key piece of evidence in the trash can of one of her neighbors.
Published February 15, 2020 at 9:50 AM
6-year-old Faye Swetlik found dead after disappearing from front yard in Cayce, S.C.
Her body was found in the neighborhood where she lived. It's also where she was last seen.
Kiana Miller and
Published February 14, 2020 at 9:02 AM
Missing Whitmire teen with Down syndrome found safe
Austin McCall was found safe around 9:45 p.m., just a few hours after he was last seen.
Published February 13, 2020 at 9:44 PM
Search for missing 6-year-old Faye Swetlik still active, S.C. officials push back against rumors
The search for missing Faye Swetlik, 6, has entered day three and officials say they’ve received nearly 80 tips in her case.
Kiana Miller and
Published February 12, 2020 at 8:35 PM
Officials: No evidence of abduction during investigation into missing 6-year-old from S.C.
Faye's family said they last saw her playing in the yard Monday after school around 3:45 p.m.
Published February 12, 2020 at 8:11 AM
S.C. officials continue search for missing 6-year-old last seen playing in yard
The girl, who is 6, has strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a floral skirt and polka dot boots.
Published February 11, 2020 at 3:14 PM
S.C. authorities looking for hit-and-run driver who seriously hurt pedestrian
It happened Wednesday evening outside Holly Hill and officials are looking for the driver.
Published February 7, 2020 at 1:03 PM
Dutch Fork High School student accused of trying to sexually assault peer
The assault happened during school hours, deputies said.
Published February 5, 2020 at 11:39 PM
Four students charged in assaults of peers at Richland Co. high school
One of the suspects, who is 15, is charged with criminal sexual conduct, as well as assault and battery.
Published January 31, 2020 at 5:15 PM
S.C. student battling sickle cell disease gets surprise Super Bowl trip of a lifetime
Students at Crayton Middle School gathered for an assembly Thursday for the big reveal.
Published January 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM
UofSC student who created racist social media post ‘no longer enrolled,’ dismissed from sorority
This is not the first time the use of a racial slur has rocked the campus community.
Published January 22, 2020 at 8:19 PM
Surveillance video captures moment EF-2 tornado rips through S.C. high school
Cameras captured the moment the tornado ripped through North Central High School, causing major damage.
Published January 17, 2020 at 3:44 PM
Police: Deadly shooting at Lexington Christmas party was self-defense; 2 arrests made in ‘tragic and chaotic incident’
Wesley Warren-Camp, 26, was shot and killed at a Christmas party at Southern Dreams Realty on Dec. 20, 2019.
Published January 15, 2020 at 9:16 PM
DRONE VIDEO: EF-2 tornado destroys parts of Kershaw County high school
As severe weather swept through the Midlands on Saturday night, one school in Kershaw County was hit directly.
Published January 12, 2020 at 10:16 PM
Name of 19-year-old soldier who died after Fort Jackson training released
The name of a Minnesota Army National Guard soldier who died after a training exercise at Fort Jackson has been released.
Published January 10, 2020 at 3:19 AM
15 flu deaths reported across S.C., 1 in Midlands as flu activity increases
The latest report on flu activity in South Carolina shows four more people have died from the illness.
Published January 2, 2020 at 4:05 PM
Cab company expresses shock after arrest of teens in Columbia cab drivers murder
Paul Swatsell, 53, worked for Checker Yellow Cab. He was shot to death on Dec. 15.
Published December 31, 2019 at 7:21 PM
41-year-old man found dead on side of Orangeburg Co. road
Officials found the body on Sanibel Lane near Saginaw Drive on Dec. 19.
Published December 27, 2019 at 1:32 PM
VIDEO: 3 suspects wanted in gang-related shooting that killed mother, baby in Aiken Co.
A woman and her baby are dead after a shooting in Graniteville late Tuesday night.
Published December 19, 2019 at 8:42 AM
Special guest announced to join legendary rock band KISS in Columbia on final tour
Tickets are on sale now.
Published December 17, 2019 at 11:15 AM
Adam Sandler to bring stand up comedy tour to S.C. in 2020
So far, only eight U.S. cities have been announced as part of the tour.
Published December 16, 2019 at 12:58 PM
Teaching license suspended of former Chapin High School leader facing criminal charges
In July, Richard Hiller was arrested for breaking into the car of a school employee.
Published December 13, 2019 at 1:31 PM
Man charged with attempted murder, accused of abusing three-month-old baby
The victim is a relative of the suspect, police said.
Published December 9, 2019 at 2:28 PM
S.C. inmates in jail for murder plead guilty to killing 4 fellow prisoners
The men killed were John King, William Scruggs, Jimmy Ham, and Jason Kelley.
Published November 22, 2019 at 2:50 PM
Last elephant at Riverbanks Zoo leaves for new home in Milwaukee
Belle, a 38-year-old African elephant, now lives at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
Published November 21, 2019 at 11:56 AM
Martin Lawrence brings comedy tour to Columbia
Joining Lawrence on the stage in Columbia will be comedians DeRay Davis, Bruce Bruce and Michael Blackson.
Published November 18, 2019 at 5:03 PM
Dream Job Alert: Get paid $1,000 to watch Hallmark Christmas movies
One Christmas aficionado will get $1,000 to watch 24 Hallmark movies by Christmas Day.
Published November 15, 2019 at 5:46 PM
Adults, two 12-year-old minors charged in Columbia drug trafficking bust
While serving a search warrant at the house, officers said they found crack cocaine, marijuana and lots of cash.
Published November 15, 2019 at 4:57 PM
Police arrest 2nd suspect in downtown Charleston mosque vandalism
Live 5 Web Staff
Memorial service to be held for Faye Swetlik Friday night
Bridge replacement in Dorchester County to begin this spring
Some West Ashley eighth-graders could start their day on high school campus next year
Driver accused of striking Charleston school crossing guard receives PR bond
Live 5 Web Staff