Lexington Co. student arrested after threatening to shoot students

A Pelion Middle School student has been charged after making a comment to a school employee about shooting students.

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  Summerville joins others in lawsuit against drug makers for opioid crisis

  County seeking public’s input on Hwy. 41 plans

  Police investigating shots fired during road rage incident

  Orangeburg County woman receives settlement after false arrest lawsuit

  First responders conduct active shooter drill at Mt. Pleasant hospital

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  Man arrested with attempted murder, weapons charges in June shooting

  Police make second arrest in shooting incident at North Charleston Walmart

  Retired Berkeley County deputy arrested for DUI

  Advisory lifted at James Island Creek where 7,200 gallons of sewage spilled

Authorities searching for missing 16-year-old Lugoff girl who needs medication

  NASA names Mars rock after the Rolling Stones

  Researcher sues MUSC, receives $35K settlement

A recent payout on behalf of the Medical University of South Carolina involves a doctor who sued the University of South Carolina alleging that an inappropriate relationship between a fellow researcher and a supervisor led to harassment and emotional distress.

  Police, Marshals arrest man wanted in fatal April shooting

North Charleston Police say a man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting four months ago is in custody.

Four kittens being treated after accidentally struck by weed eater

Officials with the Charleston Animal Society say the kittens were in tall grass and workers accidentally ran over them with a weed eater.

  System over Bahamas likely to become tropical depression, should stay off SC shore

An area of showers and storms over the Bahamas is continuing to slowly organize itself but should stay off South Carolina’s shores.

Mount Pleasant Police search for missing teen

  County dropping West Ashley intersection project after feedback

  Missing 18-year-old CofC student found safe on Sullivan’s Island

  Husband of former Colleton Co. teacher charged in daughter’s death arrested

Brother of man arrested outside Mt. Pleasant preschool: ‘He is remorseful’

Police: Man wanted for N. Charleston hit-and-run that injured pedestrian turns himself in

Georgetown police search for missing 16-year-old

Georgetown police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager.

Police chief issues statement after arrest of suspect near Mt. Pleasant preschool

The Mount Pleasant police chief issued a statement to the community Friday morning following the arrest of a man near a preschool on Wednesday in which the man allegedly made statements alluding to a school shooting

City of N. Charleston donates $1M to International African American Museum

The city of North Charleston and mayor Keith Summey approved a $1 million donation to the International African American Museum at the city council meeting on Thursday night

  Neighborhoods push for underground powerlines; Dominion Energy explains pros and cons

When bad weather hits the Lowcountry, trees falling across powerlines can put entire neighborhoods in the dark.

What temperature should you keep your AC on? AC repairman weighs in

Stay comfortable and save money by using these recommended settings for your central air.

  VIDEO: Octopus spotted slinking across sandbar on N.C. beach

Kris Chapin was with her family when they spotted the creature slinking across the sandbar in the sound in South Topsail Beach.

  Neighbors want immediate injunction as wooden barrier blocks road to their homes

Two families are requesting an emergency hearing after their neighbors began building a fence that now blocks the only roadway in and out of their properties in Ravenel.

  You Paid for It: Charleston introduces ‘Bigbelly’ trash cans

The City of Charleston is excited to introduce new Bigbelly trash cans throughout downtown.

  Lowcountry students getting hands-on learning experience through ‘Engaging Creative Minds’

This year, a non-profit called Engaging Creative Minds will be working in about 30 schools throughout the Charleston, Berkeley and Dorchester District 2 school districts.

  Summerville stormwater director accused of abusing girlfriend

The Summerville stormwater director has been arrested and charged with third degree domestic violence.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Scam warning for college students as fall semester begins

As thousands of college students start a new semester on campus, they need to be aware of common scams targeting them.

Grand Strand veteran’s Purple Heart taken during eviction; community rallies around him

There’s been a huge outpouring of support for the retired U.S. Marine, not only from fellow veterans but complete strangers.

2 men killed, 2 others injured in shooting at Columbia bar

A suspect accused of killing two people and injuring two others in an early morning shooting at a Columbia bar is still on the run.

  After criminal charge is dismissed, alleged sexual assault victim files lawsuit against former Citadel employee

A man who claims he was the victim of sexual abuse at the hands of a former Citadel employee has filed a federal lawsuit against him and the Citadel.

  Man arrested outside preschool: ‘It’s not like I’m gonna shoot a bunch of kids’

A Mount Pleasant man was arrested and charged Wednesday because of what he allegedly said outside a preschool in Mount Pleasant.

  Former deputy paid $50K after wrongful termination suit

A former Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Deputy has been paid $50,000 from the State’s Insurance Reserve Fund after he claimed he was wrongfully fired after a conversation with a citizen.

Investigators arrest Horry County man accused of distributing child pornography

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that 26-year-old Jeffrey Dale Vereen of Little River was arrested on Thursday on one charge connected to the sexual exploitation of a minor.

Homeless man lit on fire over weekend dies, suspect now charged with murder, police say

The 58-year-old man was rushed to the hospital Sunday about 1 a.m. after someone poured an accelerant on him and set him on fire in Asheville.

  Person repairing Mt. Pleasant traffic light falls onto 18-wheeler after crash with bucket truck

A person working on a traffic light in a bucket fell on top of an 18-wheeler after it crashed into the bucket truck Thursday morning in Mount Pleasant.

Emergency crews working to contain fuel leak on Dorchester Rd. in Summerville

Emergency crews are working to contain a fuel leak on Dorchester Road in Summerville Thursday afternoon.

SUV rolls away from owner during repairs, runs into Camden restaurant

A restaurant has been damaged after a Jeep ran into the side of the building, according to the Camden Police Department.

Tri-State man’s WWII dog tags found in Italy

A dog tag lost for 75 years was returned to the rightful family.

Three-legged bears popping up around NC mountains

Bears with missing limbs have been spotted in western North Carolina - and they’re worrying some residents.

Coast Guard to suspend search for missing firefighters at sundown

A Coast Guard official leading the search for two missing firefighters said he made what he described as an extremely difficult decision to suspend the active search at sundown Thursday.

Police searching for suspect after armed robbery at Walterboro Huddle House

The suspect took an unknown amount of cash and ran away

Elephant dies unexpectedly at Riverbanks Zoo

Zoo officials said the death of Robin, one of their African elephants, was unexpected.

  Pharmacists recommend getting flu shots early, Lowcountry cases already confirmed

If you’ve gone to your local drug store recently, you may notice flu shots are already in stock and being administered.

CofC department of public safety chief to retire at end of August

The chief of the College of Charleston department of public safety will retire soon.

Smoke at Goose Creek High School blamed on electrical issue

Students and faculty returned to the classroom after smoke at Goose Creek High School prompted an evacuation Thursday morning.

Police: Suspect arrested after break-in at N. Charleston convenience store

A person was arrested on Thursday morning in connection with a break-in at a convenience store in North Charleston

USDA: Washing raw chicken puts you at risk of foodborne illness

The government has a new warning out about raw poultry that has some people skeptical.

Study: Myrtle Beach is the second most romantic city in America

A recent study has named Myrtle Beach the second most romantic city in America.

  Maintenance worker finds gun in public bathroom at Roper Hospital, police say

A maintenance worker found a gun inside a third-floor public bathroom at Roper Hospital in downtown Charleston on Wednesday, according to police.

  Crews extinguish apartment fire in N. Charleston

Firefighters extinguished a fire at an apartment in North Charleston

  Boy, 11, bitten in foot by shark while swimming at Florida beach

The 11-year-old needed 17 stitches, but he is expected to be OK.

  Dorchester District 2 parent concerned about school buses without A/C

School is back in session and some parents in Dorchester County are in disbelief that their kids are riding buses without air conditioning.

  Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

Widespread concern about understaffing in Mississippi's prisons has people calling for a change. They say inmates, correctional officers and surrounding communities are in danger.

SCDNR assisting in search for missing boaters from Florida

It’s been five days since two boaters went missing off the coast of Florida, and South Carolina’s Department of Natural Resources is lending a hand to search the water.

Grandmother speaks out after she says 20-30 students attacked granddaughter

A Montgomery woman is speaking out after she says her granddaughter was injured in a fight after leaving school.

Arkansas father arrested, accused of forcing child into hot car as punishment

An Arkansas man was arrested Tuesday for forcing his 10-year-old son into a hot car as punishment.

Maintenance worker finds loaded gun in trash can at Charleston hospital

On Wednesday morning, police officers responded to Roper Hospital at 316 Calhoun St. for a report of a pistol found in a public bathroom

16 Blount Co. female inmates choose to be baptized as part of new program

There’s a powerful program going on at the Blount County jail. Inmates - some who are facing drug charges, others theft, and even murder - now have the option to get baptized.

  Principal in Georgetown County promotes dressing for success at elementary school with ties and pearls

Monday marked the first day of school for Georgetown County students.The principal at McDonald Elementary School, Mack Burgess, is continuing a tradition he started last year by teaching students more than what’s in a textbook.

  Berkeley Co. School District considers demolishing some buildings and classrooms to save money

Berkeley County School District leaders are considering the demolition of up to 8 buildings, and officials believe the recommended projects could save the district at least $600,000 per year.

  MUSC pediatric patients getting two new therapy dogs

Patients, their families and hospital staff met on Wednesday morning at the Medical University of South Carolina to hear two new service dogs being given to the facility.

  Georgetown Co. School District receives upgrades at schools with $165M bond referendum

The Georgetown County School District is seeing several upgrades to schools this year.

In Louisville, Trump signs order forgiving student-loan debt for disabled veterans

President Donald Trump closed his speech in Louisville on Wednesday by signing an order that will forgive all student-loan debt for many of America’s disabled veterans.

WMBF INVESTIGATES: Arrests, felonies don’t disqualify teachers from working in S.C. classrooms

Teachers undergo background checks before they are certified and hired but when criminal charges do pop up, it's up to districts and the South Carolina Department of Education to determine if the offense should disqualify a candidate.

  Armed robbery suspect at center of Goose Creek manhunt arrested, deputies say

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office says the man wanted on multiple warrants who fled a traffic stop in Goose Creek Wednesday afternoon is in custody.

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

Swift said she plans to re-record her songs after her catalog was purchased by popular music manager Scooter Braun.

  3 new schools open as school year begins in Charleston Co.

Students in Charleston County got up early on Wednesday for their first day of the 2019-2020 school year

  Settlement reached in lawsuit claiming teacher didn’t seek medical help for student with broken arm

A Berkeley County family received a settlement after they filed a lawsuit claiming a teacher did not help a young boy who broke his arm during recess.

  ‘My son needs justice:’ Shooting victim’s family begs for leads in fatal shooting

The family of a 44-year-old Charleston man gunned down in an April shooting pleaded for information at an emotional news conference Wednesday afternoon.

Trio arrested after deputies find drugs, guns at Georgetown County home

Deputies have arrested three people after investigators found drugs and guns at a Georgetown County home.

  Former Colleton Co. deputy receives payout after suing for wrongful termination

A former Colleton county deputy received a payout from the state, after accusing the sheriff of firing her, because she didn’t support him during his re-election campaign.

Police release picture of suspect wanted for armed robbery, assault at Kingstree Dollar General

Authorities have released a picture of an armed robbery suspect who assaulted two employees at a business in Kingstree.

  Georgetown County School District using eLearning to prevent school makeup days during inclement weather

The school district is part of a program to help avoid makeup days. If school is cancelled for inclement weather students can complete their missed work electronically from home.

Six seniors arrested, accused of meeting for sex in public park

Police say the area was being publicized on the internet as an area for people to meet and have sex.