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DNR: Hunter fatally shot father, daughter after mistaking them for deer
Emergency officials say a father and his daughter were killed in a hunting accident when they were mistaken for deer in Colleton County on Wednesday.
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Published January 2, 2020 at 7:58 PM
Report: Newly released SC inmate returns to jail in less than 12 hours after carjacking
A South Carolina inmate who served four years in prison for a carjacking returned to jail in less than 12 hours after authorities say the man carjacked his friend’s car shortly after he was released.
Published January 2, 2020 at 5:02 PM
Three people in custody after car chase ends in crash near CSU on Hwy. 78
Three people are in custody after a car chase ended in a crash on Highway 78 near Charleston Southern University.
Published December 18, 2019 at 5:37 PM
Student arrested after fight at Colleton Co. Middle School sends girl to the hospital
Investigators have announced the arrest of a female student after a fight at Colleton County Middle school sent another girl to the hospital.
Published December 17, 2019 at 4:36 PM
‘Pillowcase Bandits’ arrest expected to clear more than 30 cases in Dorchester Co.
Deputies say the arrest of four men accused in a multi-county burglary ring is expected to clear more than 30 cases in Dorchester County.
Published December 17, 2019 at 4:28 PM
Man sentenced to 75 years for sexually assaulting kids at N. Charleston church
A man has been sentenced to 75 years in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting children at a North Charleston church where he worked as a volunteer.
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Live 5 Web Staff
Published December 12, 2019 at 6:25 PM
District confirms Summerville High School student diagnosed with mumps
Dorchester District 2 officials say the student’s parent alerted the high school administration.
Published November 25, 2019 at 6:16 PM
SCDOT stops plans to remove trees along scenic Hwy 61 after public feedback
State transportation officials have stopped plans to remove trees along scenic Highway 61 in Dorchester County after receiving feedback from the public.
Published November 7, 2019 at 9:28 PM
Report: SC McDonald’s serves Charleston man sweet tea with three bags of weed
A Charleston man said a sweet tea he purchased through a McDonald’s drive thru came with three bags of weed.
Published November 7, 2019 at 5:40 PM
Cops: Man waved gun at W. Ashley youth football game ‘as if he was going to shoot into the crowd’
The Charleston Police Department has charged a Lowcountry man accused of brandishing a gun at a youth football game in West Ashley and waving the weapon “as if he was going to shoot into the crowd.”
Published October 30, 2019 at 5:35 PM
Illegal liquor operation discovered, destroyed near Holly Hill
A sheriff and his deputies armed themselves with axes and a shotgun to destroy a liquor still in a forest in the eastern portion of Orangeburg County.
Published October 28, 2019 at 5:57 PM
Bond set at $100k for couple after kids found locked in home, living in ‘horrific’ conditions
Bond was set at $100,000 for a couple after deputies reported finding their kids locked in a room in a Berkeley County home and living in horrible conditions.
Published October 24, 2019 at 11:54 PM
Deputies: Parents charged after kids found locked in room at Berkeley Co. home
Seven kids were found locked in rooms at a home in Berkeley County and two people have been arrested, according to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.
Published October 24, 2019 at 10:46 AM
Lowcountry school bus driver who impregnated 14-year-old sentenced to 22 years in prison
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced on Thursday that Kevin Michael Wesley, Jr. pleaded guilty on Monday to charges in the case.
Published October 10, 2019 at 4:34 PM
Family on vacation finds more than a half-a-million dollars worth of cocaine at SC beach
A family on vacation found more than a half-a-million dollars worth of cocaine at a Lowcountry beach this past weekend.
Published October 8, 2019 at 7:47 PM
Air Force takes over investigation into report of suspicious package in North Charleston
Authorities say the Air Force has taken over an investigation into a suspicious package in North Charleston Thursday afternoon.
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Published September 19, 2019 at 7:56 PM
Coroner: Summerville woman found in woods was killed by gunshot to the head
Coroner Paul J. Brouthers said the cause of death for Karen Simmons Yarborough is homicide.
Published September 19, 2019 at 5:22 PM
DHEC: Customers who ate at Goose Creek Waffle House may have been exposed to Hepatitis A
Customers who ate at a Goose Creek Waffle House may have been exposed to Hepatitis A, according to state health officials.
Published September 18, 2019 at 1:49 AM
Coroner: Body found in Dorchester Co. woods is victim of apparent homicide
The coroner’s office says a body found in the woods in Dorchester County is the victim of an apparent homicide.
Published September 17, 2019 at 6:41 PM
Lowcountry man charged in $4 million drug bust, arrested again after $100k worth of drugs found
A Lowcountry man who was charged earlier this year after $4 million worth of marijuana was confiscated is back in jail after deputies found nearly $100,000 worth of drugs.
Published September 13, 2019 at 3:33 PM
Police: Three SB lanes of Ravenel bridge closed after vehicle strikes moped
Emergency officials say three southbound lanes on the Arthur Ravenel Bridge are closed after a vehicle struck a moped late Friday night.
Published September 6, 2019 at 11:41 PM
Police: Man said he burned down Lowcountry home after learning of wife’s affair
A man said he burned down a Lowcountry home after learning that his wife had an affair, according to police.
Published September 6, 2019 at 3:33 PM
FIRST ALERT: Dorian leaves thousands out of power after hurricane skirts coast; breezy conditions continue
Hurricane Dorian left more than 200,000 Lowcountry customers in the dark after the Category 3 hurricane skirted the South Carolina coast on Thursday, and some breezy conditions are expected to continue into Friday.
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Published September 5, 2019 at 11:49 PM
Lowcountry man captures surreal video of island of trees floating by during Hurricane Dorian
A Lowcountry man was in the midst of preventing water from getting into his home during Hurricane Dorian’s swipe of the coast Thursday when he saw something strange.
Published September 5, 2019 at 8:34 PM
Viewer captures video of water rushing through Georgetown Co. neighborhood
It was quite a sight for one Lowcountry neighborhood as Hurricane Dorian brought significant storm surge to the Georgetown County area.
Published September 5, 2019 at 3:31 PM
FIRST ALERT: Lowcountry to begin feeling Hurricane Dorian impacts this afternoon
A hurricane warning has been extended into more South Carolina coastal counties with expected impacts to begin Wednesday and through Thursday.
Published September 4, 2019 at 8:39 AM
Four people transported to the hospital following shooting at Berkeley County bar
Authorities say five people have been transported to the hospital following a shooting at a bar in Berkeley County early Saturday morning.
Published August 31, 2019 at 1:47 AM
Deputies investigating after body found in burning vehicle during shots fired investigation
Authorities are investigating after a body was found in a burning vehicle during a shots fired investigation in the Summerville area.
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Published August 28, 2019 at 5:42 PM
Disturbance in Florida could bring heavy rain to South Carolina
A disturbance set to move off the coast of Florida could produce some heavy rainfall for South Carolina and may develop into a tropical system.
Published August 16, 2019 at 10:22 PM
Coroner identifies 20-year-old killed in Ladson gas station shooting
The Charleston County Coroner’s Office released the identity of a victim in a deadly shooting Thursday afternoon at a Ladson gas station.
Published August 16, 2019 at 5:19 PM
Emergency crews extinguish storage building fire in downtown Charleston
Historian works to protect slave gravesites near housing construction in North Charleston
Man faces murder charge in connection to deadly Georgetown shooting
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Railroad crossing closures continue in Dorchester County on Wednesday
Live 5 Web Staff
This 11-year-old runs a mile for each officer killed in the line of duty. Tonight, he’ll run 2 more