Deputies searching for missing, endangered woman

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing woman who has not been seen since early Wednesday morning.

  Man gets tattoo makeover to cover Confederate flag

  Second grader creates patriotic flag business

  Couple married almost 60 years dies 30 hours apart from COVID-19

  Police investigating after man shot in North Charleston

  ’Charleston on the Water’ concert planned for Fourth of July celebration amid other cancellations

LCSD: Missing Gaston teen found safe in Fairfield County

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Crews respond to accident with injuries involving motorcycle, car in Hollywood

  Charleston native taking on President Trump and VP Biden in November

NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

  Lowcountry sees rise in positive COVID-19 tests in young adults

  Carnival at Northwoods Mall implementing safety protocols while operating during pandemic

  1,558 new cases of COVID-19, and 10 additional deaths in South Carolina

  Daycares adapting to pandemic with SC DSS funding

About forty percent of child care centers in South Carolina are still closed during this pandemic. One director said it would be much worse without grant money through the Department of Social Services helping keep their doors open.

  Black Lives Matter members march to North Charleston City Hall, demand to see mayor

Members of Black Lives Matter marched to North Charleston City Hall Friday afternoon, demanding to see Mayor Keith Summey and city council members.

  Lowcountry beachgoers can use new, free app to navigate traffic, beach rules

If you plan to head to the beach for the holiday weekend or anytime this summer, a new phone app could help you before and during your trip.

LIST: Lowcountry communities cancel Fourth of July fireworks over coronavirus concerns

If you’re used to celebrating Independence Day with a big display of fireworks, this year’s Fourth of July will seem pretty quiet.

Judge sets $1 million bond for man charged with criminal sexual conduct with minor

N.C. sees highest single-day increase with 2K+ new COVID-19 cases, record hospitalizations

Dedication ceremony planned for new Yemassee mural

Firefighters urge fireworks safety this Fourth of July

Georgetown County deputies arrest juvenile in attempted business burglaries

  Massive American flag draped over Gatlinburg SkyBridge

  SC Organ and Tissue Donor Program is bringing new HQ to Charleston

South Carolina’s Organ and Tissue Donor Program is building a new two-story headquarters and memorial to donors in West Ashley.

  Freeze on business license penalties proving costly to the city

For Charleston businesses who haven't renewed their 2020 licenses, the fees for those late renewals have now been extended until 2021.

‘Put the damn mask on’: Strong message from SC hospital chief medical officer

The Spartanburg Regional Healthcare Systems Chief Medical Officer has a clear message to the community.

SC celebrates the 4th of July with patriotic ‘Salute From the Shore’ flyover

South Carolina is celebrating Independence Day this year with a patriotic flyover performed by volunteer pilots with the Salute From the Shore organization.

LIST: Here’s where face masks are and are not required in public places

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Carolina continues to increase, communities across the state are meeting to discuss possible ordinances requiring people to wear face masks in public places.

  MUSC developing tests predicting severity of patients’ reaction to COVID-19

Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina are developing a test that could predict how severe a patient’s reaction will be to COVID-19.

Married 71 years, Ohio couple die from COVID-19 one day apart

Glenn and Gertrude Richardson’s 72nd anniversary would have been Friday.

Federal authorities seize more than $80,000 tied to COVID-19 unemployment scheme in N.C.

Federal authorities have seized more than $80,000 tied to a coronavirus unemployment scheme in North Carolina.

21 Savage launches free online financial program for youth

21 Savage says he wants to empower youth to manage their money.

Texas woman spits on counter after being told to wear a mask

A woman in Fort Worth, Texas became verbally abusive and spit on the counter of a 7-Eleven after being told she needed to wear a face mask in order to make a purchase.

Married couple killed in crash involving car, motorcycle in Kershaw County

It happened around 9:10 a.m. on Highway 1 South near Longtown Road in Lugoff.

Deputies seek missing Orangeburg County man

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Clarence Rutland, Sr.

Affidavit: Fort Hood soldier was bludgeoned to death, dismembered, burned

A chilling federal affidavit released late Thursday afternoon says Spc. Aaron David Robinson, of Calumet City, Ill., beat Fort Hood Spc. Vanessa Guillen, 20, with a hammer and that her body was later dismembered and burned.

  Five people killed after SUV crosses I-26 median striking two tractor trailers in Orangeburg Co.

Highway Patrol officials say an SUV hit median cables and crossed into westbound lanes and struck a Freightliner tractor trailer and a Volvo tractor trailer before overturning.

  Contact tracers not calling all patients diagnosed with coronavirus

Though the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control states it contacts all people who test positive for COVID-19, Live 5 News has learned that some people are not receiving a phone call.

  COVID-19 patients using ventilators increase as cases surge in SC

As coronavirus cases in South Carolina continue to surge, we are also seeing increases in the number of COVID-10 patients relying on ventilators. The good news is that hospitals in the state are nowhere close to running out of ventilators.

FedEx asks Washington Redskins to change team name

A FedEx spokesperson released a statement Thursday afternoon, saying, “We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name.”

  Emergency crews locate body of missing tow truck driver from Don Holt crash

Crews had been searching the area of the Don Holt Bridge for the driver they believed to have fallen over the bridge after he was struck in an accident.

  Charleston Co. schools expand mental health services, social and emotional learning

The district is set to spend $534,720 on expanding those services after the district’s board of trustees included mental health access into its mission critical actions last year.

Alabama students held COVID-19 parties, officials say

Students in Alabama threw COVID-19 parties where infected students were invited and there was a contest over who would get it first, according to officials.

  Folly Beach leaders pass new 9 p.m. noise ordinance

Folly Beach officials have passed an ordinance on Thursday that requires businesses to end all music by 9 p.m. which includes live entertainment.

  Firework complaints double in parts of Lowcountry as sales soar

Firework complaints in the city of North Charleston are up 250-percent from June of last year to June of this year.In 2019, they had 90 calls about it, according to the county’s consolidated dispatch. This year that number jumped to 230.

McMaster orders DHEC to postpone release of guidelines for nursing home visitations

Gov. Henry McMaster has directed the Department of Health and Environmental Control to postpone the release of guidelines for allowing limited visitation at nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

  1,629 new cases of COVID-19, and 19 additional deaths in South Carolina

Wednesday’s update brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in the state to 39,587, and those who have died to 777, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

  MUSC Burn Center bracing for July 4th injuries

MUSC’s Burn Center Director is bracing for a bad holiday weekend in terms of burn injuries. In fact, he’s worried it could be the worst they’ve ever seen.

  Lowcountry beach towns staying open for holiday weekend, taking COVID-19 precautions

Despite previous closures due to COVID-19, cities and towns along the coastline are planning to stay open during the current spike in cases across the Charleston area.

North Charleston requiring face coverings in public places

Mayor Keith Summey has signed an emergency proclamation requiring face coverings in public places in North Charleston beginning Friday, July 3, 2020 at noon.

Friends of missing tow truck driver in disbelief as crews continue search in Cooper River

Friends of a tow truck driver, who is believed to have fallen over the Don Holt Bridge after responding to an accident, are in disbelief. The search continued Thursday for Will Ellis in the Cooper River.

Fla. sheriff says he’ll deputize gun owners if protests overwhelm county

The sheriff specifically referenced "Black Lives Matter or any other group that’s making themselves a spectacle, disrupting what we know to be our quality of life in this country" in a video regarding protests.

Cops: Man suspected of bringing gun to store arrested after crashing into police car, chase

Authorities say a man accused of brining a gun to a store in Charleston was arrested after he crashed into a police car and led officers on a chase. The Charleston Police Department arrested 32-year-old Thomas Ray Drayton of Hanahan.

Westbound I-26 lanes closed in Orangeburg Co. following accident

Emergency crews are working an accident on I-26 in Orangeburg County that has closed westbound lanes. According to Highway Patrol, the incident is at the 147 mile marker.

Man arrested in connection with home invasion, shooting of dog

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an early-morning home invasion in Ladson.

  Georgetown County Council passes face mask ordinance; goes into effect midnight Friday

Georgetown County Council passed an emergency ordinance that will require people to wear face masks in certain businesses.

Pursuit of stolen vehicle ends in West Ashley, deputies say

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says one person is in custody after deputies chased a stolen vehicle into West Ashley.

  City of Columbia giving out free masks until July 10

Citizens will be able to receive up to two free masks per person or five masks per family.

  Charleston mayor: ‘Wear a mask. It’s just that simple’

Mayor John Tecklenburg urged residents to wear a face covering to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as he said the number of confirmed cases is going in the wrong direction.

Westmoreland Bridge reopens after asphalt spill

Charleston Police say an asphalt spill on the Westmoreland Bridge is expected to block the eastbound lanes for about a half hour.

Mt. Pleasant mayor wants ‘facts to come to light’ in boating accident that killed 18-year-old

Mount Pleasant’s mayor said his community wants all the facts to come to light in the death of an 18-year-old boater last month.

  Live 5 Scambusters: Federal agencies issue new warnings for scams involving masks, contact tracing

The Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have put out new warnings about coronavirus scams involving masks and contact tracing.

Sullivan’s Island crews dispatched for possible water rescue

Sullivan’s Island town officials say crews are responding to a possible water rescue.

One wounded and several vehicles damaged in North Charleston shooting

A shooting in a North Charleston neighborhood leaves one woman wounded and several cars littered with bullet holes.

NASCAR driver to race ‘Trump 2020’ vehicle sponsored by pro-Trump PAC

A political action committee working to help President Donald Trump is sponsoring a NASCAR driver’s vehicle starting this weekend.

Search continuing for missing tow truck driver after Don Holt crash

Marine patrols from multiple agencies are searching for a tow truck driver in the waterways around the Don Holt Bridge Thursday, the day after the missing man apparently went over the bridge in a traffic accident.

$50,000 Powerball ticket sold in Bluffton

Someone in Bluffton is $50,000 richer.

Williamsburg Civil, Magistrate and Family Courts close due to deputies’ positive COVID-19 tests

Williamsburg County will be suspending their civil courts because several deputies have been hospitalized for coronavirus.

Latest S.C. unemployment numbers show total of 635K+ new claims since March

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce says the number of people who have filed their first claim for unemployment benefits continues to grow months after the coronavirus pandemic began having a major impact on jobs in the state.

  Review committee to discuss phase 2 construction of downtown development

An existing Charleston office space is looking to grow and diversify.

Woman checking mail one of 2 killed in S.C. police chase crash

Anderson city police are investigating a deadly police chase that left two people dead.

Police: Suspects wanted for Georgetown hotel murder spotted in Connecticut

The Georgetown Police Department is looking for Latisha D. Evans and Jordan E. Johns wanted on charges for murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, and grand larceny.

  SLED investigating death of 18-year-old found on Sullivan’s Island

On Wednesday night, Rep. Marvin Pendarvis said he had received confirmation that SLED will be investigating the case after the Charleston County Legislative Delegation has asked the agency to investigate Weatherspoon’s death.

Shaw Air Force Base officials identify pilot killed in F-16 crash

Authorities at Shaw Air Force Base have released the name of the pilot killed late Tuesday night in an F-16 crash on the base.

  Charleston Co. deputy seriously injured, tow truck driver missing after Don Holt crash

A Charleston County deputy remains in the hospital with serious injuries following a collision on the Don Holt Bridge Wednesday afternoon after he and a tow truck driver, who remains missing, were struck during a traffic stop.

  Attorney argues mask ordinances may be illegal

More cities and counties are enacting ordinances to require masks. While many people are applauding the decision, others are saying it goes against their Constitutional rights.

Man celebrates 107th birthday social distancing style

So much love and joy for a man who has just about seen it all.

  Spike of COVID-19 virus detected in Mt. Pleasant Waterworks sewage

The water utility company said the spike was detected from results of a wastewater sampling and monitoring study being conducted by DHEC and the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina.

  New emergency transmissions detail response in downtown Charleston riot

Charleston County officials released recordings from the Consolidated Dispatch Center detailing how law enforcement agencies responded to downtown riots in May.

  McMaster says if COVID-19 cases continue spike crowd restrictions may continue into the Fall

Gov. Henry McMaster and state health officials will be holding a press conference Wednesday afternoon on the state’s response to COVID-19. It’s expected to start at 4:30 p.m.

Students who receive free or reduced-price school meals will get federal food assistance, officials say

Students from kindergarten to 12th-grade who normally receive free or reduced-price meals in school will receive federal food assistance.