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Charleston-area state lawmakers announce fund to help rebuild city

South Carolina lawmakers who represent the Charleston area plan to speak to the media Sunday morning the morning after rioting in downtown Charleston.

Charleston area state legislators to hold news conference after overnight riots

Summerville Police: Juvenile arrested Saturday night at bowling alley

  Daylight reveals extent of damage downtown after protest turns to riot

Black Lives Matter group to begin peaceful protest, march outside Charleston church

Victim identified in three car collision with pedestrian in Dorchester County

Charleston Councilmember announces clean up at Marion Square for Sunday morning

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  Overnight curfew ends in Charleston County following George Floyd protests

MBPD: ‘We are aware and are planning accordingly’ for Sunday gatherings

Crews searching for missing 11-year-old washed away by flood water in Florence County

Orangeburg County Sherriff’s Office warns of jury duty scam

Learn what type of COVID-19 testing is available, accuracy of tests as widespread testing comes to SC

SC governor offers response to protests following death of George Floyd

Kentucky theft suspect on the run since 2018 found in SC

A Kentucky man accused of stealing around $25,000 from a nonprofit to pay off social media scammers was found in South Carolina, after being on the run since November 2018, authorities said.

S.C. reports 266 new COVID-19 cases, 4 new deaths

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control reported a total of 266 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the total number of infections to 11,394.

NASA Deputy Administrator shares insights ahead of historic SpaceX launch

It's been nearly a decade since astronauts launched from U.S. soil to space.

Georgetown County authorities continue warning residents of scams

Authorities are asking residents to be alert for more phone scams in the county.

Charleston Police investigating shooting that left two injured

Coast Guard rescues two after sailing vessel runs aground near Edisto Island

Decision 2020: Lindsey Graham faces three primary challengers for his U.S. Senate seat

Victim identified in North Charleston crash

Three arrested after fight on Folly Beach

Dispatch: Police respond to shots fired call in West Ashley

  Charleston Co. Board of Elections hears residency challenge for two SC House District 109 candidates

Two Democratic candidates running for state representative in District 109 found themselves at the Charleston County Board of Elections Headquarters, having to prove their residency.

Critics of ‘Certificate of Need’ regulations say COVID-19 pandemic shows why it needs to be repealed

Dr. Marcelo Hochman said one of the legislative priorities of the Charleston County Medical Society for the last few years has been to ask lawmakers to repeal “Certificate of Need” laws in the state.

Police: Woman in hospital after being hit by train

One person is in the hospital after a train vs. pedestrian in North Charleston Friday evening.

Four people arrested, charged with criminal sexual conduct with minor in Berkeley County

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a fifth suspect involved in this investigation.

MUGSHOTS: Deputies arrest 7 in ‘extensive’ child porn investigation

Dorchester County deputies say a tip led to the arrests of seven people over the course of this in what they call an “extensive child pornography investigation.”

  Emotions run high in fight over proposed townhouse development

Developers want to build 145 townhomes on 28 acres behind the Charleston Pour House along Woodland Shores Road.

331 new cases of COVID-19, and 13 additional deaths in South Carolina

Today’s update brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in the state to 11,131, and those who have died to 483, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

State Troopers investigating fatal crash in Colleton County

South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in Colleton County Friday.

  Charleston County Schools launching task force to create reopening plan

The Charleston County School District is creating a reactivation task force that’s main role is to create a plan for reopening schools safely.

Isle of Palms to double parking fines, fees increase start Friday

City council on the Isle of Palms voted Friday afternoon to double fines for violations as well as increase parking fees in municipal lots and spaces.

One injured after crash involving car, train in Charleston County

People are being asked to avoid the area.

Patriots Point cancels Fourth of July fireworks

The Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum announced Friday it was canceling its annual July 4th Fireworks Blast celebration.

Police search for missing 72-year-old vulnerable adult

North Charleston Police are asking for the public's help to find a man missing since Thursday morning.

Georgetown Co. sheriff issues statement on death of George Floyd

The sheriff of Georgetown County released a statement on the death of a man who died in Minneapolis while in police custody.

Folly Beach announces cancellation of July 4th fireworks

Folly Beach officials confirmed Friday they have joined other Lowcountry communities in canceling their Fourth of July fireworks plans.

  Sen. Graham on Floyd death: ‘A stain on law enforcement’

Sen. Lindsey Graham weighed in on the death of George Floyd who died while being held by Minneapolis Police.

Georgetown Police search for 4 men in burglary, shooting

Georgetown Police are asking for the public’s help in solving a burglary that led to a shooting at a mobile home.

  Money colleges, universities getting from CARES Act won’t cover losses from pandemic

Public and private higher education institutions across our state have been hit hard financially because of the coronavirus pandemic.

FIRST ALERT: Accident closes one lane of Ashley Phosphate Rd.

Authorities say one lane of Ashley Phosphate Road is closed after a single vehicle accident.

  Downtown carriage tours return with new rules

The carriage industry is slowly coming back to the streets of downtown Charleston.

  Police: 1 injured in N. Charleston shooting

One person has been transported to the hospital following a shooting in North Charleston Thursday night.

  Police find homicide victim at North Charleston home

Officials with the North Charleston Police Department say the investigation began at 10:49 a.m. when officers responded to the 7500 block of Plantation Drive.

SC law enforcement community condemns officers’ actions in death of George Floyd

Floyd died in police custody after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for several minutes.

  Air force medical personnel back home in Charleston after fighting pandemic in NY

Back in April, seven local Air Force medical personnel were given less than 48-hours notice to assist with the COVID-19 response. In some cases, they only had 24 hours before having to leave.

Charleston County deputy’s patrol car collides with vehicle on I-26

Authorities say a Charleston County deputy’s patrol car collided with a vehicle as the deputy was attempting to stop another vehicle on I-26 Thursday night.

  156 new cases of COVID-19, and 4 additional deaths in South Carolina

Today’s update brings the total number of people confirmed to have COVID-19 in the state to 10,788, and those who have died to 470, according to the Department of Health and Environmental Control.

  Georgetown clubs cancel summer baseball, softball

The grass is clipped but the bleachers are bare and will continue to be empty for the rest of the summer. Georgetown County has opted to pass on America’s pastime.

  Lowcountry Strong: Non-profits join in push to help struggling food and beverage workers

Recently, the non-profits Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach and Tricounty Family Ministries joined in the push to help those in need by including food and beverage workers in their emergency food services.

  ‘It’s really a massive undertaking’: Charleston Co. high schools plan virtual graduations

Charleston County high school principals have been planning virtual graduations for their seniors for weeks, and on Thursday, West Ashley High wrapped up their final day of video shooting.

  South Carolina voters can expect new “touchless voting” procedures for June primaries

New procedures will be in place on June 9th to protect voters and poll workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Touchless voting” will be the new process for casting a ballot, from the check-in process to selecting a preferred candidate on the voting machines’ touch screens.

  SC election upgrades for voter check-in process won’t be ready for June primaries

Late last year, election officials reported the state’s current electronic poll book solution is not compatible with the new statewide voting system because of its age and inadequate software capabilities.

Family pleas for help as Sumter deputies continue to investigate shooting death of 17-year-old

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the shooting death of 17-year-old Antwan Dukes.

Investigators seeking info after missing Alabama man found dead near St. Helena Island

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said the body of 43-year-old Phillip Rawlings was found last Saturday near Polawana Island off of St. Helena Island.

Reward offered after puppy escapes from Hanahan fire station

A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the return of a puppy stationed at a firehouse in Hanahan.

Coroner identifies man killed in DUI crash on Johns Island

Authorities say 66-year-old David Johnson from Johns Island died in the incident which happened on Wednesday at 4:18 p.m. on Bohicket Road.

Deputies arrest man accused in Mount Pleasant man’s murder

Authorities have arrested a 27-year-old man accused in the murder of a Mount Pleasant man.

  Criminal trials may be delayed until August, September due to pandemic

Criminal court trials could be on hold until August or September because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s according to solicitors in the Tri-County area.

  Doctors at Roper ‘encouraged’ by early results in COVID-19 treatment trials

As doctors continue trials for innovative COVID-19 treatments, some at Roper St. Francis Healthcare say they are hopeful in expanding trials while early results show promise.

McMaster expects restrictions on SC entertainment venues to be lifted soon

Gov. Henry McMaster said he expects restrictions on the state’s entertainment venues to be lifted soon.

Law enforcement officers escort fallen SCDNR K-9 officer

Lowcountry law enforcement officers and their K-9 officers gathered in Charleston to escort a fallen South Carolina Department of Natural Resources K-9 officer for a necropsy.

  Firefighters respond to small apartment fire in West Ashley

Charleston firefighters responded to an apartment complex Thursday morning for a reported fire.

Deputies investigate after resident finds ‘incendiary device’ at home

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating the discovery of an apparent bomb at a St. George home.

Lowcountry high schools announce in-person graduation plans

School districts across the Lowcountry have been deciding how to handle graduation ceremonies in the wake of school closures.

  Charleston County coroner identifies bicyclist killed in Wednesday morning crash

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office says a 59-year-old man died early Wednesday morning in an accident on the Cosgrove Bridge.

  Despite weekly drop in new claims, S.C. unemployment still growing

The latest numbers from the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce showed the sixth consecutive decrease in new claims since mid-March.

  Charleston County in dire need of poll workers for primary election

We are less than two weeks away from South Carolina’s primary election, but Charleston County’s election officials say they are extremely short-staffed.

  Hundreds of roads set to be rejuvenated or repaved in Charleston County

A couple of big road projects are going before Charleston County leaders Thursday.

Deputies investigate fatal accident on Johns Island

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal two-car collision that killed one person Wednesday afternoon.

Dental hygiene students in S.C. face license delays due to virus outbreak

Dental hygiene students are worrying about their future with temporary holds on receiving their license to practice.

  Eastbound lanes of I-26 reopen after pair of crashes

Emergency crews say two accidents involving a total of seven vehicles blocked eastbound lanes of I-26 early Thursday morning.

  Charleston County mental health grant could provide financial help

Charleston County is planning to accept a grant on Thursday through the South Carolina Department of Mental Health COVlD-19 Emergency Response Initiative.

  Hours away from being put on ventilator, COVID-19 patient is saved by experimental treatment

Doctors at the Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center say an experimental COVID-19 treatment being tested there has been one of the first signs of hope in the fight against this virus.

  S.C. police officers face disciplinary action over use of force after video surfaces

Three North Charleston police officers are facing disciplinary actions following an investigation involving the use of force during an encounter with a man which was captured on video.

Nationally acclaimed portrait artist from SC dies from natural causes

Michael Del Priore painted hundreds of portraits with subjects who included Bill Gates, Ronald Reagan and Strom Thurmond.

Charleston Police Department hiring new officers; hosting virtual informational session

The Charleston Police Department is hosting an informational session for people interested in law enforcement careers.

  Seabrook Island leaders meeting to assess tropical storm impacts

Leaders on Seabrook Island says there was some standing water on the roads following Tropical Storm Bertha.

  DHEC Director Rick Toomey announces resignation

DHEC Director Rick Toomey announced during a Wednesday afternoon press conference that he was resigning and his last day will be June 10.

  Organizations asking McMaster to add labor rights member to AccelerateSC team

Some organizations are asking Gov. Henry McMaster to add a new member to the Accelerate SC team, one dedicated to worker and labor rights.