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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.

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

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

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

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

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

DD2 teachers receive 1 percent salary increase

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Man charged after pointing gun during dispute, deputies say

Taste of Charleston cancels planned return after 2-year hiatus

  System in the Bahamas has low chance of development; chance of rain increases for Lowcountry

Crews secure gas leak in downtown Charleston

  After FBI raid, W. Ashley car dealership sues former employees

  Charleston Co. council passes resolution encouraging statewide hate crime bill

  James Island residents on edge after disturbing crime video surfaces

A James Island neighborhood is hoping for an increased police presence after a video surfaced of three men who appear to be looking for unlocked cars.

Deputies searching for suspects in West Ashley armed robbery

Officials with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation began just before 3 p.m. when deputies responded to the area of Joan Street.

  Woman removes 83-year-old mother from Summerville nursing home following concerns

In July, Live 5 News reported on two pending suits claiming the Oakbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center did not properly care for patients.

  Random search team set for school year in Charleston County

The searches involve a student and their personal things selected based on a random pre-determined, systematic pattern or guideline.

  Charleston County settles federal sexual harassment complaint

  New traffic signal may be coming to Clements Ferry Road

  Another lawsuit filed against church in N. Charleston, former volunteer accused of molesting children

  How to prevent bullying and spotting the signs

  Suspect accused of leading deputies on chase was out on bond for attempted murder

Police looking for suspects accused of using stolen credit cards at Goose Creek Walmart

  Charleston County testing new 9-1-1 dispatch system

First responders in Charleston County could soon have more tools when dispatching, and responding to, emergency calls.

  Deputies investigating shooting in Berkeley Co.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office deputies as well as EMS are responding to a reported shooting in Berkeley County

Rep. Joe Cunningham names campaign manager for 2020 re-election bid

Rep. Joe Cunningham is already gearing up for his re-election campaign in 2020

  Deputies: Man charged in fatal shooting during home invasion

A man has been charged with murder for allegedly killing a man during a home invasion earlier in August, according to Williamsburg County deputies

  Army Corps awards $124M contract for Charleston Harbor deepening

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a new $124 million dredging contract for the Charleston Harbor deepening project.

  Lanes reopen after I-26 crash snarls morning rush-hour traffic

A crash is blocking two lanes on I-26 eastbound in Charleston County

  Johns Island residents calling on end to fill-and-build developments

People living on Johns Island have experienced issues with flooding, and some say new developments are part of the problem.

  Highway Patrol: One dead after moped crash in Berkeley County

Highway Patrol officials said it happened in the area of Highway 17-A near Sun Valley Lane in Moncks Corner at 4:30 p.m.

  Berkeley County announces new chief of emergency medical services

Berkley County has found their new chief of emergency medical services. Wendy Lee will now oversee operations in Berkeley County.

  Summerville High School takes up ‘Git Up’ Challenge and catches Blanco Brown’s attention

Faculty, staff and students at Summerville High School got up for the first day of class with the “Git Up” Challenge, the new popular viral sensation that’s popping all over social media.

  Number of students exempt from vaccines on the rise

The start of the school year is in full swing for many in the Lowcountry and a major thing on the list as students head back to the classroom is getting the required vaccines.

  Coroner: 2 teenage siblings killed in Berkeley Co. crash

The crash happened Friday morning in the area of Highway 176 at Black Tom Road which was temporarily closed but has since been reopened.

  Charleston City Council delays acceptance of final report on mayor’s spending audit

The Charleston Audit Committee decided late Monday afternoon to defer the acceptance of a final report on the spending practices of Mayor John Tecklenburg.

  Deputies: Cane Bay Middle School employee was drunk at back to school event

According to the Berkeley County School District, Dangerfield works as a child nutrition operator at Cane Bay Middle School.

  Man arrested in connection with threatening calls made to MUSC’s ER

Officials at the Medical University of South Carolina hospital in downtown Charleston increased the facility’s security presence Saturday after learning of comments made about the hospital.

  Church drops lawsuit filed against Edisto Beach over civic center rental dispute

An Edisto Island church has dropped a federal lawsuit it filed against the town banned rentals of its civic center for religious worship services.

  Search for missing firefighters in boat off FL coast moves toward Charleston

A search for two overdue boaters in the Atlantic ocean off the coast of Port Canaveral, Fla. is inching toward Charleston

  Police investigating report of shots fired in Summerville neighborhood

Summerville Police responded early Sunday morning to a report of shots fired at a home where a group of teens were attending a party.

Sheriff’s office: Drunk driver crashes into Berkeley Co. deputy’s vehicle

Authorities say a deputy suffered non-life threatening injuries after a drunk driver crashed into his vehicle this past weekend.

After ‘Godfather’ poster is stolen, Lowcountry theater receives new autographed copy

A Lowcountry theater which had its Godfather poster stolen received some good news over the weekend.

  BCSD: Teachers going back with 6 percent raise, some positions still need to be filled

On Monday, thousands of students headed back to school in Berkeley County

  Police searching for car involved in N. Charleston hit-and-run

North Charleston police are searching for a car they say was involved in a hit-and-run

DD2 opens new career and technology center for students

New this year, students in Dorchester District Two will get hands-on experience in a new state-of-the-art technology center on the Summerville High School campus

Telethon Monday to raise money for Homeless to Hope program

An all-day telethon Monday is raising money for a group that provides emergency funding to help the homeless find permanent housing.

Authorities capture suspect wanted for murder in Texas on Johns Island

Authorities with the U.S. Marshals say they arrested a murder suspect wanted in Texas on Johns Island early Monday morning

  Boeing terminations to go before judge after union claims retaliation

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that Boeing’s firing of five former flight line technicians who worked at the North Charleston plant constituted unlawful discrimination against union supporters.

Crews extinguish 18-wheeler fire on I-526 exit ramp

Firefighters extinguished an 18-wheeler fire Monday morning on an exit ramp on I-526.

  CCSD back-to-school hotline continues through Thursday

The Charleston County School District’s annual back-to-school hotline to help families transition into the new school year continues through next Thursday.

  Traffic changes expected as Lowcountry kids go back to school

Lowcountry students head back to school on Monday and Wednesday, which means more cars, buses and law enforcement officials on the roads. While these changes are typical, some changes are a little less obvious.

Charleston city councilman drops out of race for Mayor

A Charleston City councilman announced late Sunday night that he will no longer seek the Mayor’s office in November.

  Bishop of Charleston Catholic Diocese maintains child sexual abuse allegations are false

In a letter to the Catholics of Charleston dated Friday, Bishop of the Charleston Catholic Diocese Robert Guglielmone remained resolute in his innocence in the face a child sexual abuse allegations against him.

  Deputies arrest 90-year-old man accused of killing wife

Victim in fatal Dorchester County shooting identified

  Goose Creek police officer involved in crash near apartment complex

A Goose Creek Police vehicle was hit near an apartment complex early on Sunday morning.

Live 5 at First Day Festival before first week of school

Live 5 went to Charleston’s first annual First Day Festival on Sunday.

  Coast Guard investigating overturned shrimp boat in McClellanville

Awendaw-McClellanville Consolidated Fire District responded to a shrimp boat that sank under water at the McClellanville Dock on Oak St has fuel leaking into Jeremy Creek.

Portion of Harborview Rd. to close Sunday for water facility repairs

Repair work at the Charleston Water Systems facility on Plum Island will force the partial closure of Harborview Road Sunday afternoon.

  Presidential candidates visit Charleston, speak with students and medical professionals

Presidential candidates Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Senator Amy Klobuchar visited voters across Charleston Saturday.

Man who disappeared from care facility found safe

The North Charleston Police Department is asking for help in locating a missing vulnerable adult.

Bond set for man arrested for sexual assault, brutal attack on woman at Charleston dock

Deputies have arrested a Lowcountry man accused of sexually assaulting and brutally attacking a woman at a dock in Charleston.

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.

STJFD launches new emergency medical squad for faster response times

The fire district recently purchased two quick response SUVs that will respond to STFD’s service area, which includes John’s, Kiawah, Seabrook, and Wadmalaw islands.

  Thieves steal GPS units from boats at storage facility

Dorchester County deputies say someone broke into a storage facility and stole several thousand dollars worth of GPS units from boats.

  Berkeley County School District ‘weatherproofs’ its class time with virtual learning program

The next time Berkeley County students miss school because of the weather, they may not have to attend class to make it up. The Berkeley County School district has been selected to pilot the state’s eLearning program.

  Sailor says he was shot at in Summerville in apparent road rage incident

A Navy sailor said he was shot at Thursday afternoon at a Summerville intersection.

  What’s Driving You Crazy: Congestion at I-26 and I-526 merge

After our viewer, Kali B., wrote in about the merge of I-26 and I-526, Traffic Reporter Abbey O’Brien got answers.

  Berkeley County’s school board approves contract to test its employees for drugs and alcohol

Just days before a Berkeley County teacher was out of a job and accused of being drunk at a high school, the district’s board approved a contract for more than $100,000 to randomly test its employees for drugs and alcohol.

  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.

  BCSD works to fill teacher, bus driver vacancies before school year starts

Students in Berkeley County head back to class on Monday, but the district is still working to fill some teacher vacancies and bus driver positions before school starts.

  Man exposed himself to women outside Charleston Co. public library branch, police say

A man was caught allegedly exposing himself to women at a Charleston County public library branch on Thursday

  Man charged after alleged carjacking, chase in N. Charleston

A man is facing charges after he allegedly carjacked someone at a Chick-Fil-A in North Charleston and then fled from police Thursday, according to an incident report.

North Charleston man sentenced to 45 years for robbing, killing man

A North Charleston man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for robbing then fatally killing a man.

  Teacher accused of being drunk at school no longer employed by district

The Berkeley County School District confirmed Friday morning that a teacher accused of being drunk at a high school is no longer employed by the district.

Water temporarily shut off for small street in Goose Creek

Crews have performed an emergency water shut off for a small street in Goose Creek.

As Sanford warns a ‘storm is coming,’ he’s still weighing primary challenge to Trump

It has been a month since former Congressman and South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford announced he would consider running against Donald Trump in a 2020 presidential primary.

  Police: 13-year-old pedestrian injured in Hwy 61 crash

Charleston police responded to an auto-pedestrian crash with injuries on Thursday night.

Former James Island Charter HS finance director will appeal decision in defamation lawsuit

After a federal court judge ruled in favor of the city of Charleston and James Island Charter High School in a defamation lawsuit involving the school’s former finance director, court documents show she will appeal her decision

I-26 EB lanes reopen after rush-hour crash

Two lanes are blocked after a crash on I-26 eastbound.

More than 2k students expected to move into CofC dorms this weekend

The College of Charleston is expecting 2,000 students to move in with many street closures anticipated to help facilitate the move-in weekend.