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Coroner identifies man killed in two-vehicle accident in Berkeley County

The coroner has identified a man who was killed in a two vehicle accident in Berkeley County Wednesday afternoon.

Vice President Pence to visit Lowcountry, receive Patriot Award

  All middle school students in West Ashley could soon be on same campus

  4 charged, more than $500k in meth seized after police search N. Charleston house

Charleston woman reported missing found, now safe at home

  Warming shelters in Lowcountry open as colder temperatures hit

  Police searching for suspect after robbery in Summerville

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Authorities find missing Johns Island man safe

  Crews enter fifth day fighting fire at Lowcountry mulch facility

One80 Place asking for design approval for new multi-use building

  Lowcountry Food Bank continues to help those living in food deserts

SCHP: Box truck driver killed in Orangeburg Co. crash

  DD2 offering active shooter survival training to community

  Crews extinguish house fire in Ravenel

Crews extinguished a house fire in Ravenel on Tuesday night.

Charleston Co. Council votes down plan for digital billboard in W. Ashley

Council members decided to not give final approval to build the structure along Bees Ferry Road.

Charleston seeks stricter penalties for sitting, lying on streets

In Charleston, it’s illegal to sit or lie down on a number of streets in the downtown area. The city now wants stricter penalties for those who break that law.

Ordinance to lease body cameras for Dorchester Co. deputies passes first reading

The council passed the first reading to get new cameras for deputies and their vehicles, as well as detention center officials.

Smoking ban passes on Sullivan’s Island

  Emergency crews extinguish storage building fire in downtown Charleston

  Historian works to protect slave gravesites near housing construction in North Charleston

  Man faces murder charge in connection to deadly Georgetown shooting

Railroad crossing closures continue in Dorchester County on Wednesday

  NCPD chief makes pitch to senate subcommittee to lead Department of Public Safety

Prosecutors: Man burglarizes home of Charleston judge who gave him bond on gun charge

James Gosnell, the magistrate who presided over Emanuel AME church shooter Dylann Roof’s bond hearing in 2015, had more than $37,000 in items stolen from his home over the weekend according to an affidavit.

  Future of legislation looking to void CCSD’s broad-sweeping changes in question

A bipartisan South Carolina legislative delegation may no longer be moving forward with its proposed legislation that would dramatically change the Charleston County School District.

  One in custody after Dorchester Co. chase ends in crash

Dorchester County deputies have set up a perimeter and are looking for two suspects following a car chase on Tuesday morning.

  Coroner identifies 3 killed in Berkeley Co. shooting

The Berkeley County coroner has identified the three men found dead in a car following a shooting Monday afternoon.

  Judge rules CCSD can’t use blanket “confidential” label in Marvin Gethers case

A Charleston County judge has ruled that the Charleston County School district can’t mark more than 1,000 pages of documents related to the case against former district employee Marvin Gethers as “confidential.”

Berlin G. Myers Parkway extension meeting set for Thursday

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, January 23 to discuss the extension of Berlin G. Myers Parkway.

  New 348-unit apartment complex could be coming to West Ashley

The City of Charleston Design Review Board will meet Tuesday to discuss a new 348 unit apartment complex in West Ashley.

Jenna Bush Hager to visit Charleston on book tour

T.V. anchor and former first daughter Jenna Bush Hager will make a stop in the Holy City on her 2020 book tour.

  Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office requesting new body cameras

The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office is requesting more than $1 Million to spend on updating some of their equipment.

  Digital billboard proposed along Bees Ferry Road could receive final approval Tuesday

Residents in West Ashley have been fighting for months to stop a digital billboard from going up along Bees Ferry Road.

  Sheriff’s office: Three people fatally shot found in car in Berkeley County

Authorities say three people who were fatally shot were found in car in a field in the Pineville area Monday afternoon.

Family escapes unharmed after fire pit debris sets house on fire on Johns Island

Emergency officials say a family escaped unharmed after fire pit debris set the side of their house on fire on Johns Island Monday afternoon.

  Martin Luther King Jr. rally in Charleston addresses education, gun violence

Charleston celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King day with a rally that addressed education, gun violence and other issues

  Coldest temperatures of the winter arrive in the Lowcountry Monday night

The coldest temperatures of this winter will arrive in the Lowcountry over the next 24 to 48 hours with many places ready to drop down into the 20s over the next couple of nights.

Deputies: Car chase ends with suspect crashing into motorist’s car in W. Ashley

Deputies say a car chase that started in North Charleston ended when the suspect’s vehicle crashed into a motorist’s car in West Ashley Monday afternoon.

  People brave cold for MLK Day parade in downtown Charleston

Some roads were closed in downtown Charleston on Monday morning as hundreds of people braved the cold for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade.

New Harris Teeter in W. Ashley set to open in February

Multiple restaurants, shops and a grocery store will be opening in the next several months in West Ashley.

Berkeley Co. deputy claims he was wrongfully fired after responding to 911 call

A former Berkeley County deputy claims in a lawsuit filed last week that he was wrongfully terminated by the sheriff’s office after he responded to a 911 call in September 2019.

Two winning Palmetto Cash 5 tickets worth $100k sold in Charleston

South Carolina Education Lottery officials say two winning lottery tickets worth $100,000 each were sold in Charleston.

  North Charleston church honors Dr. King at annual breakfast

The Royal Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston hosted its fifth annual MLK breakfast Monday, honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Prescribed burn scheduled for McClellanville area

A prescribed burn is set to take place in the McClellanville area on Monday.

  Lowcountry to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Monday

Celebrations across the Lowcountry and the state will join the list of tributes nationwide for civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the federal holiday named in his honor.

Warming shelter to open in North Charleston

The Aldersgate United Methodist Church will be opening their warming shelter ahead of the coming cold.

Affidavit: N. Charleston man sexually assaulted 8-year-old girl

A man is facing charges after he sexually assaulted an 8-year-old girl, according to an affidavit released Saturday.

  Berkeley Co. homeowner explains how he caught would-be porch pirate in the act

Chad Devereese was just working from his home Friday on War Admiral Lane Friday when he noticed an unknown car parked out front.

Social media posts about active shooter on King Street, police say

Charleston police say any social media posts made Saturday about an active shooter on King Street are false.

  Man charged after leading Mt. Pleasant officers on chase, affidavit says

Tim Erick Vereen Jr., 27, has been charged with failure to stop for blue lights, child endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries.

  DNR: 2 people taken to hospital after boat crashes into Daniel Island marsh

Charleston police say a boat crashed into the marsh near Daniel Island on Saturday night.

Charleston Co. Sheriff’s Office to open warming center Sunday night

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office will open a warming center on Sunday night because of the low temperatures forecasted into Monday morning.

  Woman, dog escape West Ashley house fire

A woman and her dog were able to escape an early-morning fire Saturday in West Ashley investigators believe was started by a burning candle.

  Police arrest two in fatal N. Charleston shooting

The two men arrested for a deadly North Charleston shooting in early January are scheduled to face a bond court judge Saturday.

  Firefighters rescue dog from North Charleston mobile home fire

Fire investigators are working to figure out what caused a Friday night fire that left two adults and two children without a home.

Family displaced after Moncks Corner house fire

American Red Cross volunteers are assisting a family after a fire on Swamp Creek Lane in Moncks Corner.

Nonprofit hosting food giveaway on Saturday in North Charleston

The nonprofit, Park Circle Cares, is assisting people in the Lowcountry who struggle with food insecurity.

  Police: Drugs may be ‘motivating factor’ in fatal West Ashley shooting

Charleston Police drugs may have played a role in a Thursday night shooting that killed a 34-year-old man in West Ashley.

  Deputies: Would-be porch pirate caught in act, held at gunpoint by homeowner

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office arrested a man they say was caught taking a package from a gun-toting homeowner's home.

  Dominion Energy suspends plan to cut trees on Sullivan’s Island

After a meeting with Sullivan’s Island town officials, Dominion Energy agreed to temporarily halt a plan to cut nearly 250 trees on the island.

  One treated for burns at scene of Mount Pleasant house fire

Fire investigators are working to determine what started a fire at a home in Mount Pleasant.

  Charleston Animal Society assisting in care for animals seized from suspected puppy mill

Hundreds of animals seized at a suspected puppy mill in Ware Shoals, including more than 140 dogs, are now closer to health and hope.

  Citadel files appeal to demolish Capers Hall over safety concerns, class sizes

Citadel officials want to demolish Capers Hall and rebuild the structure to include updates in safety and classroom sizes, but some believe the building holds historic significance to the area.

  Investigation underway into death of 16-year-old Cane Bay High School student

Authorities in Berkeley County are investigating the death of a student after the 16-year-old was found dead in a car outside of Cane Bay High School.

  Documents relating to 1,600 Roper Healthcare patients improperly thrown out, officials say

Roper St. Francis Healthcare officials say that documents relating to about 1,600 patients were not correctly placed in a secure patient-record disposal bin for shredding at a facility on James Island last month.

  Shadowmoss residents on edge after man found shot to death in home

Residents in a West Ashley neighborhood are on edge after a man was gunned down in his home.

Teen charged after leading deputies on foot chase in West Ashley

A 17-year-old is facing charges after leading deputies on a foot chase in West Ashley on Thursday night.

  8th annual Taste of Folly festival kicks off Friday

Folly Beach kicks off its 8th annual Taste of Folly festival this weekend, starting with the Cocktail Competition.

  CCSD to change language for response protocol during emergencies

From a possible shooter to a fire or a crime in a nearby neighborhood, school districts have to prepare for emergencies.

  Lowcountry organizations fighting to end hunger

Park Circle Cares buys food from the Lowcountry Food Bank and then sets it up grocery store style so that people can come and get the food they want.

  Crews extinguish house fire in Goose Creek

Crews responded to a house fire in Goose Creek early Friday morning.

  CCSD School board member wants better safety measures after gun found at school

A Charleston County School board member says he wants better safety measures, after a teen was found with a gun in his backpack.

  Charleston County leaders take first step toward safer hurricane shelters

A plan to use schools in Dorcheste County School District 2 schools for hurricane shelters is one step closer to reality.

  Prosecutors: Man who was 16 when arrested for murder to plea to lesser charge

A murder suspect may be allowed to plea to a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter after newly-released court documents suggest the incident may have been a case of self defense.

  Report: Charleston VA medical center’s construction delays increased costs by thousands

A 2019 report revealed some construction projects at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center were delayed almost two years and resulted in increased costs of at least $441,000.

  Father calls 911 on school resource officer at Charleston County elementary school

A father called 911 from Angel Oak Elementary School on Wednesday after he said he felt threatened by the school resource officer.

  FBI searching for wanted fugitive reported to be in Charleston area

The FBI in New York is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of a fugitive who may be in the Charleston area.

District: No injuries reported when car backed into school bus

No one was injured when a school bus taking students home from Summerville High School was involved in an accident Thursday afternoon, the district says.

Five Points in Summerville reopens after disabled vehicle removed

Deputies say the Five Points area of Summerville is open again Thursday afternoon after a disabled 18-wheeler blocked an intersection.

  Bosch Charleston plant plans 400+ job cuts over 2 years

Bosch Charleston confirmed Thursday it will reduce its workforce by approximately 430 from mid-2020 through 2021.

  7 students evaluated by EMS after incident during chemistry class at Ashley Hall School

Hazmat crews and emergency personnel responded to the Ashley Hall School in downtown Charleston Thursday morning.