Nearly $100M project aims at alleviating traffic congestion on busy Johns Island, West Ashley road

Charleston County officials are hoping to improve traffic flow along in a project set to cost approximately $100 million.

Railroad crossing to close this week in N. Charleston near Aviation Ave

BREAKING NEWS: One officer killed, two others injured - Auburn PD now searching for “armed and dangerous” shooting suspect

  Bill de Blasio visits Charleston on first leg of campaign tour

Hazlehurst Police Officer unexpectedly delivers child

Man wanted for stealing car from SC parking lot with child inside caught in West Virginia after high-speed chase, police say

Bond denied for SC duo charged in incident where 8-year-old was shot, later died

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  Deputies seeking info after one dead following shooting at Lowcountry nightclub

‘She’ll always be with me’: Mother remembers toddler who died after reported sexual assault

  Former Charleston City councilmember passes away

South Carolina Rep. Ronnie Young passes away Sunday Morning

Naked juvenile female escapes assault, SWAT finds suspect dead inside Medina home after 3-hour standoff

23-year-old woman accidentally shot and killed by father entering her SC home, officials say

Man faces felony DUI charge in early-morning crash near Summerville

The South Carolina Highway Patrol arrested a man after a deadly crash early Sunday morning that led to a fatality.

  Charleston area students to perform in free concert showcasing history of Soul Music in America

Meeting Street Schools and the WatotoAcademy of the Performing Arts are partnering for a family-friendly production highlighting the history of Soul Music in America.

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders unveils his K-12 education plan in Orangeburg

Senator Bernie Sanders made a stop in Orangeburg Saturday morning to campaign ahead of the 2020 presidential elections.

  Bishop England gets Walk-Off Walk to win 3rd straight state championship

Bishop England wins 3rd straight state championship

Tropical development possible in the Atlantic over next several days

Funeral service held for fallen Savannah officer, Sgt. Kelvin Ansari

Parents react after Carolina Forest dance instructor charged with inappropriate sexual conduct with minor for second time

  Lowcountry community stands hand in hand against offshore drilling

Emergency officials: Injuries reported following boating accident in Goose Creek

Country music star Travis Tritt involved in multi-vehicle crash that left two dead, others injured on Highway 22

Rappellers fundraise for Trident United Way reading program

Trident United Way is hosting a fundraising event for the Tri-County Reading by Third Project on Saturday.

Nearly two months later, investigation continues into deadly Colleton County officer-involved shooting

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division's investigation into a March shooting in which a Colleton County deputy fatally shot a 22-year-old man remains open.

  Loved ones push for safer conditions after cyclist’s death

Family and friends of a man killed in a crash on the Cosgrove bridge, are calling for safer conditions for bicyclists.

Woman accused of hitting officer, leading police on 100 mph chase

A woman faces an attempted murder charge after authorities said she hit a Horry County officer before leading police on a chase.

Sheriff’s Office host memorial service to honor fallen officers

The South Carolina Police Wives Association along with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office hosted a memorial service in association with National Police Week.

  Police respond to more than 600 calls at Summerville apartment complex since 2018

A shooting at a Summerville apartment complex this week was one of more than 600 times police have been called there since the beginning of 2018.

Her dad confessed to killing her and four siblings. Her last words were ‘Daddy, I love you’ before he strangled her

A chilling audio recording of a father confessing to brutally killing his five children played in a Lexington County courtroom, as he sobbed listening to graphic details of the crime.

  Father pushes for stronger laws after son dies in motorcycle accident

A man is advocating for stronger legislation to hold drivers more accountable if they are involved in a fatal motorcycle accident.

$200,000 in stolen goods found hidden in ‘sophisticated tunnels’ on Upstate property, deputies say

A 26-year-old man is facing charges after deputies found an elaborate series of tunnels on a 4-acre property where stolen goods, including heavy construction equipment, transport trailers, vehicles, power tools and construction material were hidden, deputies say.

  Deputies recapture prisoner who escaped custody at hospital

deputies say an inmate escaped from a hospital Friday morning.

SC school district considering a four-day school week

According to the plan proposed by Florence School District Three Superintendent Laura Hickson, classes would be Monday through Thursday, with school days extended 1.5 hours per day.

  ‘Melt the bodies, saw bones to dust,’ reads note found in SC accused child killer’s car

A clipboard with handwritten notes detailed a horrifying plan to dispose of bodies sat in the passenger side seat of the SUV Timothy Jones Jr. was driving the night of September 6, 2014.

  Blown tire leads to I-26 crash in Orangeburg County, major traffic backups

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says they are working a crash with injuries on I-26 westbound in Orangeburg County.

  Dilapidated homes may be demolished at taxpayers’ expense

The town of James Island wants to improve the look of some neighborhoods after complaints about run down houses and taxpayers may be footing the bill.

  Parents furious after claims kindergartners were forced in a closet to be disciplined

The alleged incident happened on May 9 with four boys ranging from 5 to 6 years old at Salem Elementary School in Chesterfield.

Group says destruction of van could put veterans’ healthcare in jeopardy

A group that assists disabled Lowcountry veterans in getting to healthcare appointments is working to replace a van destroyed by vandals.

Deputies find missing man who wandered away from home

Colleton County deputies were able to locate a man reported missing from his home Friday within less than two hours of his disappearance.

Black bear cub seen roaming around inside SC restaurant

There wasn’t a picnic basket inside, but that didn’t stop a bear from heading into a Murrells Inlet restaurant.

Georgetown a top five ‘Best Coastal Small Town’ in USA Today readers contest

Once again, Georgetown found itself as one of the nation’s best small coastal communities.

  House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

Dubbed the Equality Act, the bill is a top priority of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who said it will bring the nation "closer to equal liberty and justice for all."

Deputies searching for suspect with felony warrants who swung axe at man in Berkeley Co.

Berkeley County deputies are looking for a suspect who has multiple felony warrants.

‘Shocking’: Ohio State doc abused 177, officials were aware

Dr. Richard Strauss groped or ogled young men while treating athletes from at least 16 sports and working at the student health center and his off-campus clinic, investigators from a law firm hired by the university found.

Luxury downtown Charleston hotel claims festival organizer owes $23K

The hotel is suing the festival organizers and seeking more than $23,000

Researchers track several great white sharks foraging off the Carolina Coast

Brunswick was first spotted in the Carolinas on April 15, about 25 miles off the coast of Wilmington.

  Live 5 Investigates: More than half of domestic violence offenders get lesser charges

A Live 5 Investigation analyzing state court data shows more than half of domestic violence offenders were sentenced to a lesser charge than they originally faced.

Deputies rescue Lowcountry man from sinking boat

Colleton County deputies say they rescued a man in a sinking boat

Police: Summerville officer fired, law enforcement license suspended after breaking into girlfriend’s home

A Summerville police officer has been fired and his law enforcement license suspended after police say he broke into his girlfriend’s home in March.

  Coast Guard kicks off boating safety week

National Safe Boating Week is from May 18 to May 24

  For third time, Charleston pushes for federal funding to build pedestrian bridge over Ashley River

Plans to build a pedestrian-bike bridge over the Ashley River are back on the table.

  Crews extinguish garage fire at house in Ravenel

Crews extinguished a fire inside the garage of a home in Ravenel on Thursday night.

SC mother charged in 30-year-old case of 2nd dead, abandoned infant

Brook Graham is accussed of abondoned two infants in consecutive years - 1989 and 1990. She faces child neglect and murder charges.

Portion of Hwy 178 in Dorchester Co. to close so crews can install waterline

Dorchester County officials announced the closing of U.S. Highway 178 in Harleyville because of new water line installments on Monday morning.

  Woman gave birth in car outside West Ashley hospital

Lauren Waiters-Scott was already a mother of five children

  Loved to death: Is euthanizing pets to be buried with dead owners OK?

A Chesterfield woman put in her will that her beloved dog should be put down upon her death so its remains can be buried with her.

  Berkeley County School District expands Office of Internal Audit with proposals for new standards

The Berkeley County School District is setting new standards for its Office of Internal Audit.The office didn’t exist until January 2018, when the newly promoted Director of Internal Audit was first hired to add an extra layer of financial accountability to district operations.

  'I don’t need easy, I just need possible’, Cassidy Hooper, born without eyes or nose, graduates from college in Charlotte

Cassidy Hooper is one of only a few people in the world born with no eyes and no nose. We first met her in 2008, at 11 years old. She’s now 22 and just graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte.

Man accused of exposing himself to children at Charlotte bus stops arrested

CMPD identified the man Thursday as 37-year-old Eric Henderson, warning parents as he was still being sought. Officials say Henderson was taken into custody without incident.

  Activist Group calls for removal of John C. Calhoun Statue through demonstration

A national organization protested the John C. Calhoun statue in Marion Square. It was part of an effort to call for the removal of the statue.

SCDNR: Man drowned in Little Pee Dee River after being thrown from boat

A man drowned in the Little Pee Dee River Thursday after he was thrown from a boat, according to an official with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

  James Island waterway fails almost all bacteria tests for 5 years

A James Island waterway is being given special attention from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control after it has consistently failed bacteria level tests.

  California mom confronts daughter’s bullies in the classroom, gets banned from school

The mother said that although the school suspended one of the bullies, her daughter was being harassed more than before, even saying she had thought about suicide.

  Man repeatedly stabbed in head, neck and back receives $22,500 from state

A man who suffered several stab wounds to his head received a large payout from the state after filing a lawsuit against his apartment complex and the Charleston Police Department.

  Lawyers ask judge to block identity of Mt. Pleasant town official’s name in police report

The Town of Mount Pleasant is hoping a judge will block the release of a police report involving a public official.

  Lawsuit claims Boeing SC supervisors lied about bird strike to plane, then fired flight line worker

The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Charleston County

  Hundreds of military spouses, kids given care packages in N. Charleston

Volunteers with “Support Military Spouses” made sure military spouses and children are cared for.

  City leaders cut ribbons on 7 new affordable homes in West Ashley

New homes built in a West Ashley neighborhood are sporting a more affordable price tag.

  Deputies searching for missing 17-year-old last seen Wednesday night

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing girl whose family is concerned about her safety.

  Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry in final phase of fundraising for new exhibits

The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry is in the final phase of their Make and Believe campaign which aims to raise $6.2 million to build nine new exhibits.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Goose Creek man warns about scam targeting grandparents

A scam targeting older victims is not only growing but is also taking more money from victims.

‘Good a-- dogs’ track down teen accused of stealing vehicle, assaulting Kershaw Co. deputy

With the help of three K9 officers, a man who was accused of stealing a vehicle and attacking a deputy has been apprehended by the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office after a five-hour pursuit.

Boeing completes software update for 737 MAX planes

Boeing says it has completed its software update for the 737 MAX and has flown more than 360 hours with the updated software operating.

Man charged after deputy smelled marijuana, saw him throw object from vehicle

The smell of marijuana and an object being thrown from a vehicle stopped along I-26 Tuesday led to the arrest of a man who is now facing drug charges.

  'All I can see is her’: Toddler dies after reported sexual assault at motel

Police responded to the 6400 block of Midlothian Turnpike on May 8 for a report of a toddler child being assaulted.

Man charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor

North Charleston Police arrested a 59-year-old Summerville man in connection with an incident involving a 14-year-old girl.

  Coroner identifies 2 killed in crash on I-26 WB

At least one person has died after a crash early Wednesday morning on I-26 westbound.

Ruptured gas line damaged by contractor repaired

Crews secured a gas line damaged Thursday afternoon that closed a West Ashley intersection.

  Boy burned while handling lime juice because of skin condition

For those who have phytophotodermatitis, handling lime or any citrus juice - and then exposing that skin to the sun will cause burns, sometimes severe one.

  Police: Man shot in leg taking trash to dumpster at Summerville apartment complex

Authorities say they are working a reported shooting at a Summerville apartment complex late Wednesday night.