Tri-County

  Bus driver steps down after CCSD moves stop on to major highway

A Charleston County bus driver has stepped down after the school district kept one of his stops on a major highway despite his request that they move it.

  Old Hwy. 52 bridge in Moncks Corner to close for five months for replacement

  Threat against Mount Pleasant school not credible, district says

  Deputies looking for woman suspected of credit card fraud at Publix

  New safety measures planned for Moncks Corner intersection after deadly accident

Emergency crews working gas leak on Isle of Palms

  Police: Man accused of sexually assaulting woman in downtown parking lot

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After Halloween costume issues in previous years, CofC reminds students to ‘think first’

Family displaced after fire destroys home in Dorchester County

  Charleston County considering eminent domain to build James Island roundabouts

  Charleston looking to preserve hidden history with new archaeology ordinance

Emergency crews respond to auto-pedestrian accident in West Ashley

  City set to spend millions to fix, elevate the Battery’s seawall

  Report shows Charleston mayor candidates campaign contributions

Election Day is just a couple of weeks away and there are six candidates vying to be Charleston’s next mayor.

  Authorities identify man killed in I-526 crash near Westmoreland Bridge

Authorities have identified a man who was killed in a car crash on I-526 near the Westmoreland Bridge.

Report: Dissatisfied customer punches, cuts employee’s hair at salon

A woman who was dissatisfied with her weave assaulted an employee by cutting her hair and punching her at a Moncks Corner salon, according to a police report.

  Two Charleston police officers on leave during investigation into pay for off-duty jobs

The Charleston Police Department placed two two of its officers on leave pending the outcome of an investigation into how officers are paid for working second jobs while they are off-duty.

Police working to investigate claims of attack of transgender woman

  Human remains found in Hanahan to go to forensic anthropologist

  Dorchester Co. will dip into reserve fund to cover Dorian expenses

North Charleston Police cruiser goes pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

  Coroner identifies man killed in Ladson car accident

  Charleston man dies after falling from top of waterfall in NC mountains, officials say

  Inmate serving life for murder found dead in prison of suspected suicide

Edward Nelson, 27, was found dead in his cell at Broad River Correctional Institution.

  SC DMV to accept more documents for veteran identification on driver’s license

Additional forms will now be accepted at the DMV so that all those who fall under the federal definition of veteran can add the designation

  Hundreds walk in Out of the Darkness walk for suicide prevention

More than 500 people raise money and awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention during the Out fo the Darkness walk

One person dead after crash in Berkeley County

One person has died and another is in the hospital following a crash in Berkeley County Saturday

  Oyster Roast to benefit families in ‘kinship’ care

A group working with relatives raising children they are trying to keep out of foster care is holding an oyster roast and silent auction in Mount Pleasant Sunday.

  Citadel cadet faces assault and battery charges

Officials with the Citadel say they are searching for a cadet accused of accosting female cadets and brandishing a knife on campus.

Coroner’s office investigating skeletal remains found near park

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office is working to determine the identity of remains discovered Friday evening in a park.

One dead, multiple injured in North Charleston multi-vehicle accident

One person is dead and multiple people have been injured following a multi-vehicle accident in North Charleston Friday night.

Two people shot at James Island home; police searching for suspect

Authorities say two people have been shot at a home on James Island Friday night.

Main Road on Johns Island reopened following fire

Emergency crews have reopened Main Road on Johns Island following a fire Friday night.

  Charleston Co. criminal justice reform group nears goal to reduce jail population

The Charleston County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council has almost reached its goal to reduce the jail population by 25 percent.

  Study finds accessibility issues at several SC polling places for people with disabilities

28 percent of the locations surveyed weren’t accessible by someone using a wheelchair.

  Deputies investigate claim man tackled, choked 13-year-old he thought burglarized homes

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a black 13-year-old boy’s claims that a white man held him down to the ground at Joint Base Charleston.

Memorial park being built in Marion to honor Charleston church shooting victim

The site will honor the late senator and pastor Clementa Pinckney. He was one of nine people killed during bible study at the Emanuel A.M.E church in 2015.

  U.S.S. Yorktown Memorial Service & NASA Remembrance

The U.S.S. Yorktown Association honored more than 70 veterans and astronauts this morning during an annual Memorial Service at Patriot’s Point.

  Police searching for Uber driver accused of spraying ‘chemical agent’ at passenger on King Street

Charleston police are looking for an Uber driver who allegedly sprayed a “chemical agent” in the face of a passenger Friday morning on King Street.

Food giveaway for families in need being hosted Saturday morning in Goose Creek

A nonprofit organization based in North Charleston is teaming up with a local church to sponsor a food giveaway Saturday morning.

  I-26 WB lanes reopen after 4-hour closure caused by tractor-trailer fuel leak

Two lanes on I-26 westbound have reopened in the area of the 52 connector after crews had to clean up a fuel spill from a tractor-trailer.

  James Island votes to add pet waste collection stations to help prevent rising bacteria levels in creek

Town leaders are considering a plan to prevent elevated bacteria levels in James Island Creek they believe is caused by pet waste.

  Man left paralyzed after being shot by Charleston Co. deputy awarded $750,000

A man shot by a Charleston County deputy responding to a call about a possible home invasion received a $750,000 payout from the South Carolina Insurance Reserve Fund.

  VA hospital job fair looks to help homeless veterans

No prior registration is needed

  Man gets inside Charleston County middle school, interacts with child

A man made his way inside Camp Road Middle School on James Island Wednesday morning, according to the Charleston County School District.

  Coroner’s office identifies woman killed in domestic violence-related incident

The coroner’s office has identified a woman who investigators say was killed in a domestic violence-related incident.

Missing Charleston man found safe

Charleston police officials announced Thursday afternoon that a missing 30-year-old man has been found safe.

  Bobcat deaths on Kiawah Island traced to poison

Biologists on Kiawah Island who have been investigating the deaths of bobcats say the animals have died from rat poison.

  Charleston County libraries have banned almost 50 people over last 5 years

A review of Charleston County Public Library records show that 49 people have been banned from county libraries since 2014 for a variety of reasons.

Dorchester County man gets 5 years for child pornography

Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that Daniel F. Agold pleaded guilty on Monday to one count of sexual exploitation of a minor, third degree.

Deputies investigate allegation of assault on juvenile at Joint Base Charleston

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a claim that an adult assaulted on the base.

SC to receive more than $4M in Johnson & Johnson settlement

41 states were a part of the settlement

  I-26 WB in Dorchester Co. reopens after dump truck hits bridge

The bridge at the location crossing over the interstate is also closed.

  New park could replace old Subway restaurant on James Island

The plan for the park is to get rid of the old Subway building, add in multi-use paths, a bus shelter and more parking spots

  Police looking for leads in 2018 Lowcountry shooting that left teen dead

No arrests have been made and investigators are still seeking information in an attempt to bring peace and comfort to her family

  James Island proposed development gets more time to meet requirements

On Wednesday, the city of Charleston’s Planning Commission voted to approve an extension for the site’s concept plan on Central Park Road.

  Magnolia Plantation to host ‘Lights of Magnolia’ beginning in November

Chinese Lanterns will glow at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens for the first time in its 343-year history.

Deputies charge man with murder of woman found near Charleston Co. roadway

Lowcountry deputies have arrested a man and charged him with the killing of a woman whose body was found near a roadway in Hollywood.

  Mother charged in shooting death of 10-year-old girl

The mother of a 10-year-old girl shot to death earlier this month faces two charges in connection to the accidental shooting, which Hanahan Police said was “totally preventable.”

  Classroom Champions: Kingstree teacher wants interactive math notebooks for students

In Loretta Easterling's 8th math grade class, traditional education students and students who require assistance are learning the third "R." She teaches at Kingstree Middle Magnet School of the Arts. This unique program is a math inclusion class.

  Mt. Pleasant student who is blind gifted new cane with GPS

The kindness of strangers was in full effect on Wednesday at Moultrie Middle School in Mount Pleasant.

  Mount Pleasant to consider social media policy for elected officials

Next month, Mount Pleasant Town Council is expected to consider an update to its Code of Conduct that includes the addition of a social media policy to encourage civil behavior in the manner that town council members communicate with others.

Two new cases of mumps confirmed at College of Charleston bringing total to 9

According to CofC officials, as of Wednesday, two new mumps cases have been confirmed this past week.

  North Charleston mayoral candidates to debate Wednesday night

The five candidates running for mayor of North Charleston will meet on a debate stage Wednesday night.

Charleston man arrested on child pornography charges

Authorities have arrested an 18-year-old Charleston man on charges connected to the exploitation of a minor.

  2nd teen dies following shooting Sunday in Goose Creek

Police responded at approximately 8:53 p.m. to a home on Adeline Drive in the Boulder Bluff subdivision Sunday

  CCSD looking at eliminating the partial magnet status of all but one Mt. Pleasant school

Two Mount Pleasant elementary schools and one middle school will lose their partial magnet status should the Charleston County School District move forward with its current plans.

Cops: Man arrested again for DUI in wreck that severely injured motorist

Authorities say a man has been arrested again for drunk driving in a wreck that severely injured another motorist in North Charleston.

Charleston man gets 25 years in prison for killing police informant

A Charleston man who killed a police informant has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.

  Live 5 anchor Raphael James among finalists for Spot Light Award

A member of the Live 5 News family was named a finalist for an award that recognizes outstanding community service.

Lawmaker to introduce bill banning sale of vaping products in SC

State Rep. Wendell Gilliard said he will introduce a bill to ban the sale of vaping products in January when the state legislature reconvenes.

Man shot in leg in N. Charleston, police say

someone drove by and just started shooting, according to the report

Deputies searching for woman wanted in Berkeley Co. gas station assault

The shoplifting took place at the Spinx gas station

Sheriff: Facebook’s proposed encryption could hinder law enforcement investigations

Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon joined other law enforcement leaders at a national summit in Washington DC focused on opposing a proposed encryption plan Facebook is considering for its Messenger service.

Roper St. Francis to host free cancer screening event

The Roper St. Francis Cancer Center on the Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital campus will offer free breast and colon cancer screenings next week.

  North Charleston hopes new $14M recreation center will drive ‘sports tourism’

North Charleston city leaders plan to hold the ribbon cutting and grand opening of a the city’s newest recreational facility Wednesday.

  $30M referendum could bring 4 new libraries to Dorchester Co.

Currently, there are two libraries in Dorchester County, one in Summerville and another in St. George

  More than 2,500 Dominion Energy customers without power on IOP

More than 2,500 are without power specifically on the Isle of Palms

  James Island park reopens Wednesday after 4-month closure

The park closed in early June so the repairs could be finished

  Sullivan’s Island seeking to update land management plan

On Tuesday, town council voted to bring in a group of consultants to review and possibly update the town’s accredited land management plan.

  Charleston Co. parents, driver concerned after bus stop moved to major highway

Charleston County parents and their bus driver are pushing for change after the district moved their children’s bus stop out of their neighborhood and on to a major highway.