Tri-County

  Cops: Clerk fired several shots following altercation at grocery store that sent man to the hospital

Police arrested 18-year-old Suhib Ahmed Yousef who was charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in connection to the shooting that happened Monday evening.

  DHEC reports 821 COVID-19 cases associated with South Carolina schools

  State superintendent says Berkeley Co. School District mask non-compliance may affect CARES Act eligibility

  Big changes in courtrooms as criminal trials resume in Dorchester County

  18-year-old facing attempted murder charge after downtown shooting

  Berkeley County detention officer fired after inmate escape

  Charleston deputies investigating attempted armed robbery, carjacking

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Gaillard Center CEO to retire in 2021

  SCDOT recommends new signs, not lower speed limit to make intersection safer

  Tuesday is final day for public comment on new Ridgeville Walmart facility

  James Island residents invited to give input on Charleston’s 10-year plan

  ‘Give us a choice:’ Dorchester District 2 parents protest for in-person instruction

  Charleston detectives investigating shooting that sent man to the hospital

  Charleston Co. School Board approves $500 teacher bonuses

The Charleston County School Board is set to vote Monday on a one-time bonus for its teachers and school-based staff for their work during the pandemic.

  Fact or Fiction: Herd Immunity with COVID-19

Here in the U.S., diseases such as polio and smallpox have been eliminated through vaccinations. Even people who aren’t vaccinated, or can’t be vaccinated, have some protection through a process called herd immunity.

  Police chief concerned after guns, ammo found in truck during Charleston protest

Charleston’s police chief said he’s very concerned after his officers found guns and ammo inside a pickup truck during a protest downtown Saturday night.

  New struggles emerge with unemployment benefits in South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce recently started paying out benefits from the Lost Wages Assistance Program. Many people are still waiting for their checks.

  Improvements in the works for more Lowcountry roadways

  After another reversal, witness signatures won’t be required on S.C. absentee-by-mail ballots

  S.C. lawmakers approve $40 million in grants for minority, small businesses

For World Rabies Day, health officials warn pet owners to keep animals vaccinated

FIRST ALERT: Flooding closes downtown streets

  Summerville Town Council extends mask ordinance into November

Study: Tri-County one of the most expensive places to live in S.C.

A Trident United Way study found the Tri-County area to be one of the most expensive places to live in the Palmetto State, with housing costs putting many people in a bind.

Department of Revenue arrests 17 in S.C. accused of evading state income taxes

South Carolina Department of Revenue agents say 17 people, 14 of them in the Lowcountry, are facing charges related to tax evasion.

  ’Save Our Stages’ Act introduced to help live music and performing arts venues

Millions of dollars have been lost when it comes to the performing arts and music scene in the Lowcountry because of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

  Dorchester County seeking options for new municipal building

Dorchester County is taking proposals for a new mixed-use development which would replace their current municipal building.

  Crews battle vehicle fire in North Charleston

Firefighters are battling a fire involving multiple vehicles early Monday morning in the North Charleston area.

  College Park Road reopens after early-morning crash

A crash involving an SUV and an 18-wheeler blocked a portion of College Park Road early Monday morning.

  Police: 2 arrested for unlawfully carrying firearms at protest; taser, more ammo in car

The Charleston Police Department released new information on the two men arrested for unlawfully carrying firearms during a protest Saturday night.

Affidavit: Man charged with attempted murder after shooting gun at woman following argument

Police say they were able to find shell casings feet from where the victim was reportedly sitting.

Virtual learning physical health impacts on children

With schools offering more virtual coursework during the pandemic, a doctor at Roper St. Francis Healthcare says students could see the physical impacts of online learning.

Charleston Police officer killed in line of duty in 1870 to be inducted into S.C. Hall of Fame

Private Martin was the first African American police officer lost in the line of duty in Charleston

Coroner releases name of auto-pedestrian crash victim, suspect charged

The crash happened Saturday night on Savannah Highway

Affidavit: Man arrested after threatening to slap police officer

A man has been arrested and charged after police say a man threatened to harm an officer after a traffic stop.

Deputies: U-haul car chase leaves two wrecks and child hospitalized

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says they have arrested a man after a car chase caused two other crashes and left a 2-year-old victim with a broken femur.

Police: Man arrested after violent armed robbery of cellphone

North Charleston Police say they have arrested a man wanted after beating a man with his firearm for his cellphone.

  Charleston Police make arrests during Saturday night protest

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office has announced that it will assist the Charleston Police Department after protestors said they will return Saturday evening.

Deputies: Car hits pedestrian in Charleston County

One person has been injured after an accident involving a pedestrian.

Wando Mount Pleasant Library employee tests positive for COVID-19

The Charleston County Public Library has announced Saturday that one of the Wando Mount Pleasant Library employees has tested positive for COVID-19.

Troopers: Fatal crash in Berkeley County

South Carolina Highway Patrol says two of three people have died in a single vehicle crash in Berkeley County.

  ‘We’re staying:’ Business owner pushes back ahead of lease expiration date

With five days until the lease expires on a long-time Isle of Palms business, the owner says he has no intention of leaving the city-owned dock.

Charleston Police to bike with community on West Ashley Greenway

Officers with the Charleston Police Department are biking with people in the community in West Ashley.

  Lowcountry woman says prison inmate threatened her life through phone calls, text messages

The inmate, 44-year-old Robert Dukes is serving a 15-year sentence for armed robbery at Lieber prison in Ridgeville in Dorchester County.

State prison system reports 2 additional inmate deaths from COVID-19

South Carolina Department of Corrections officials say two more inmates have died of complications from COVID-19, bringing the total number of inmate deaths to 30.

Voter registration drive coming to Mount Pleasant

A group of Mount Pleasant community centers say together they will be hosting a registration drive and offering an array of services relating to the upcoming election.

  Deputies: Reckless driving suspect arrested after crash

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says four people were injured when a reckless driver tried to evade a traffic stop and crashed into multiple vehicles Friday night.

  Protesters march in downtown Charleston, vow to return Saturday

Protesters were back in downtown Charleston Friday night, at one point facing off with a line of police officers during a heated moment.

  Environmental groups team up to demand new septic tank revisions

State health officials are working on revising regulations for septic tanks and local environmental groups are coming together with a list of requests.

  Hundreds sign petition to reopen Dorchester Co. schools full time

More than 700 people have signed a petition asking the Dorchester District Two School Board to reopen its schools for five days of face-to-face instruction.

  Roads closed across the Lowcountry after rains cause flooding

The Charleston Police Department says several roads and intersections have been closed due to flooding downtown.

  No leak found from train that prompted Moncks Corner hazmat scare

Authorities cleared a train stopped in Moncks Corner as a precaution for a suspected chemical leak.

  Family of slain woman frustrated over delays in trials from COVID-19 pandemic

Delays in criminal trials from the COVID-19 pandemic are causing frustration for the family of a woman who was shot and killed one year ago Sunday.

5th grade student wins $1,000 for national research award

An elementary school student from Mount Pleasant just found out that he won a national writing and research contest.

Citizen complaints to sheriff’s office lead to 5 arrests

The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office arrested five people after tips about suspicious activity led them to obtain and execute search warrants on two homes.

  LIVE 5 ALERT DESK: Boone Hall prepares for first rounds of ‘Fright Night’, Pumpkin Patch and Maze

Dozens of cast members are ready to go when Boone Hall “Fright Nights” open Saturday.

Police seek help finding man wanted for armed Waffle House robbery

The Goose Creek Police Department Criminal Investigative Unit says they would like the public’s help in apprehending the suspect.

The Red Cross assists Lowcountry families after home fire

The American Red Cross says their disaster-trained volunteers are assisting six Summerville families whose homes were damaged by a fire.

  New townhomes coming to Cainhoy, Berkeley County

A new townhome development could soon be coming to Berkeley County in the Cainhoy area.

Crash on I-526 creates traffic congestion

Reports of a crash on I-526 West have led to traffic heading back into Daniel Island.

Deputies: Jail escapee captured within minutes of escape

Berkeley County deputies say a female prisoner who escaped from the Hill-Finklea Detention Center Thursday night was recaptured within three minutes.

  Goose Creek setting sights on growing business

It started with a tweet asking a staple restaurant in Charleston to relocate to Goose Creek.

One Broad Street Restaurant shuts down amid pandemic

The owners of One Broad Street Restaurant announced on their Instagram account that they are permanently closing.

  Isle of Palms reversing permanent parking ban after SCDOT letter

Isle of Palms is reversing its permanent parking ban after the South Carolina Department of Transportation sent a letter stating they didn’t have the right to proceed with it.

  CCSD board to look at $500 teacher bonuses, $250 for school-based staff

The Charleston County School District Board of Trustees says they are looking to give teachers, administrators and school-based staff a bonus for their work adjusting during the pandemic.

  Family court judge releases boys charged in attack on Charleston journalist to families

Prosecutors confirmed a family court judge released a 13-year-old and 14-year-old charged in the attack of a freelance journalist to home detention Thursday.

  At least 400 Charleston businesses have closed during the COVID-19 pandemic

At least 416 businesses have closed across the City of Charleston, according to city code enforcement officials.

  Former Trident Tech student accused of threatening to use Anthrax at the college

A former Trident Technical College student is accused of threatening to use the potentially deadly powder Anthrax at the school.

  Live 5 Virtual Town Hall answers voter questions ahead of Election Day

The executive directors of voter registration offices for Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties will answer questions and tell you how they are prepared to make the voting process easy and accessible for all registered, qualified voters.

Deputies searching for Ladson teen missing for nearly a week

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing 15-year-old boy.

Machinery company creating new jobs in Charleston County

An outdoor power equipment company announced plans on Thursday to expand their operations to Charleston County.

Deputies: Thief steals rare coins from Ravenel antique store

Charleston County deputies say a thief stole about $5,000 worth of rare coins from an antique store in Ravenel while the business was open.

Deputies: Man wanted for attempted murder after late-night Dorchester Co. shooting

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says they are investigating a shooting that happened last night in Dorchester County.

  Children’s Advocacy Center changing up format for fundraiser

The Dorchester Children’s Advocacy Center says that in order to support social distancing practices they will be holding their fundraiser a little differently this year.

  Boone Hall addresses safety and improvements made to annual ‘Fright Nights’

In the age of coronavirus and social distancing, health and safety protocols have become a major focus for Boone Hall’s annual haunted house.

Deputies seek help finding car part thief

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says they are looking for help finding a man who has been accused of stealing catalytic converters from vehicles.

Police: Roads reopened after Auto-Pedestrian crash downtown

The City of Charleston Police Department says they have shut down a few streets while they respond auto-pedestrian collision.

Hanahan R.R. crossing closing temporarily for maintenance.

Berkeley County Officials say CSX will be closing a railroad crossing in Hanahan for maintenance.

SCDOT: Disabled vehicle closes two lanes on I-526

The South Carolina Department of Transportation says a disabled vehicle has closed down the right two lanes of traffic on I-526 East.

  City of Charleston working on programs to help minority businesses

The City of Charleston says they will soon be launching some new workshops to help minority owned businesses get back on their feet and be prepared for future economic crisis.

  Group gathers in Charleston to protest Breonna Taylor decision

Approximately 100 protesters assembled in downtown Charleston Wednesday night after a Kentucky grand jury refused to issue indictments in the March shooting death of Breonna Taylor.