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    Fatal three car accident blocks traffic at county line

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    Officials with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said the agency responded to a fatal three-car accident on Highway 17 late on Friday afternoon. More>>

    Police looking for leads in Charleston murder

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    When officers and EMS arrived on scene at Austin Avenue and Delano Street, they found a man critically shot. The victim was later pronounced dead at the scene. More>>

    Body found West of the Ashley

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    The Sheriff's Office tells ABC News 4 they received reports of a body being found in the area of Wappoo and Pineview Road around 3:30 Saturday afternoon. More>>

    Mold, rodents force town employees to work out of trailers

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    Sullivan's Island town employees are working out of a trailer after mold infests town hall. More>>

    3 teens arrested in plot to accost Stratford student

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    Police say a plot to kidnap a Lowcountry student was stopped before it could start. More>>

    DNR: Now is time to take steps to ward off bears

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    Numerous bear incidents in the past couple of years in Georgetown and Horry counties, notably the raiding of garbage cans and bird feeders searching for food, have prompted wildlife biologists to issue important preventative steps for homes and yards. More>>

    Murder suspect to appear in bond court

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    A man was found dead in a car with gunshot wounds to his chest over the weekend. Later today, officials say a suspect will appear in bond court. More>>

    Woolsey proposes resolution in I-526 debate

    Mayor Bill Woolsey wants residents of James Island and Charleston County to know the he plans on supporting the county's effort to avoid fault on a loan from the State Infrastructure Bank. More>>

    Town's dirty laundry aired on YouTube

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    Carl Baughn placed the sign in front of his business that read "help Georgetown. Do not vote for Peggy Wayne." More>>

    Murder suspect captured

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)-- U-S Marshals capture a man wanted for a West Ashley murder. But they continue to search for another suspect. More>>

    Trouble at swimming hole leaves 1 dead, 1 in critical condition

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    One boy is dead and another clinging to life at the Medical University of South Carolina. More>>

    Firefighters working to keep North Charleston brush fire contained

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    North Charleston fire crews are working to keep a brush fire contained in the area of Highway 78 near Interstate 26.   More>>

    Section of I-26 closed after tractor trailer fire

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    A section of I-26 eastbound was closed on Monday around the 187 mile marker due to a fire involving a tractor trailer. More>>

    Investigators: Man used sledgehammer in brutal attack

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    Police say a woman walked outside of her home after hearing banging noises. What she found was a man badly beaten and bleeding excessively with his eye knocked out of its socket. More>>

    Town council to discuss dissolving of police department

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    The agenda for the special meeting is clear -- to consider the public's interest in dissolving the town's police department. More>>

    Officials still looking for man charged in weekend abduction

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    A man wanted for attempted murder and kidnapping is still on the run. More>>

    Police chief to offer state of department address

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    Chief of Police Gregory Mullen is expected to deliver a state of the department address today as a means of highlighting the success of The Charleston Police Department over the last three years. More>>

    Paraplegic man rescued from burning James Island home

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    Charleston Fire Department Officials say the homeowners were alerted to the blaze by the wife of retired Charleston Fire Chief Rusty Thomas. More>>

    Police: Children, dog left in hot car for nearly 1 hour

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    Police were called to Walmart in West Ashley on Wednesday evening on a report that two children and a dog were left in a hot car. More>>

    Lanes of Ravenel closed after accident

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    The far left lanes of the Ravenel Bridge headed toward Mount Pleasant were closed at Friday evening following a single car accident. More>>

    New statewide school report card shows dismal drop

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    South Carolina elementary and middle school ratings under the federal government's No Child Left Behind law dropped dramatically this year despite widespread improvements by those same schools on state test results announced last week. More>>

    DHEC: Bacteria in beach water caused by heavy rain

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    First came rain, then came the flood, and now officials say the water runoff has caused an increase in bacteria levels on a section of Folly Beach. More>>

    City forms task force, offers $25k reward in suspicious fires

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    Five fires since June 25. City leaders are asking for the public's help. More>>

    County breaks ground on 911 call center

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    Ground was broken on Tuesday as a part of the official beginning of construction on a new Charleston County 911 call center. More>>

    Deputies bust meth lab in West Ashley

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    The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is at the scene of what is being called an active meth lab in West Ashley. More>>

    The menus for Charleston Restaurant Week are out

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    The menus for Charleston Restaurant week have been released. More>>

    Funeral service scheduled for former Dorchester council member

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    Funeral service has been scheduled for a former Dorchester County council member. More>>

    Officials: Water main break could affect traffic for several hours

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    Drivers are being asked to avoid the area near the intersection of Theresa Drive and Harbor View Road. More>>

    No fun on Folly Beach as flood waters took over parts of island

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    Heavy rain caused flooding on Folly Beach Wednesday, knocking out power and damaging some homes and businesses. More>>

    Tornado watch issued for viewing area

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    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for all counties in the ABC News 4 viewing area. More>>

    Alcoa: Studies show nearly $900 mil impact

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    Officials with Goose Creek aluminum manufacturer Alcoa Mt. Holly feel comfortable staking claim that they have had an impact not just locally, but statewide. More>>

    Trial begins for teenager accused of murder in North Charleston

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    A teenager accused of murder is expected in court this week as his trial begins downtown. More>>

    NC murder suspect tracked to coastal area of SC

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    A 26-year-old man wanted for questioning in connection to a murder in Huntersville, N.C. may be somewhere in the coastal area of South Carolina. More>>

    Lowcountry Food Bank needs your Facebook help!

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    You still have until midnight to lend a big helping hand to the Lowcountry Food Bank in a social media contest! More>>

    One dead, another injured in head-on collision

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    A 19-year-old man was killed in a head-on collision in Moncks Corner Saturday afternoon. More>>

    Kayakers missing near Mount Pleasant

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    Coast Guard crews are looking for two missing kayakers. More>>

    West Ashley Cellular Spot robbed by two men

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    Charleston County deputies are searching for two men accused of robbing the Cellular Spot on Ashley River Road. More>>

    4 counts of attempted murder for man who fired gun at dealership

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    A man police say pulled a gun in the lot of a car dealership on Saturday has been charged with four counts of attempted murder. More>>

    Summerville fisherman breaks 23-year-old state record for hogfish

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    The 23-year historic South Carolina saltwater state record for hogfish has been broken by a Summerville fisherman. More>>

    Boyd knocked out of game for No. 8 Clemson

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    Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd left the game in the third quarter after getting hit in the left leg against Boston College. More>>

    Raiders owner had ties to the Lowcountry

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    According to Al Davis' bio online, he was an offensive line coach at the The Citadel from 1953-1956 before going to coach at Southern Cal. More>>

    Charleston hosts one of the biggest, blue-est events of the year

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    A number of high profile members of the South Carolina Democratic party will be attending an event Saturday night in the Lowcountry. More>>

    Coroner identifies deceased pilot found in plane crash

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    The Berkeley County Coroner's Office has identified the deceased pilot as the registered owner of the missing plane that was found: Kenneth Tollett of Moncks Corner. More>>

    Coroner: Moncks Corner woman was strangled

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    A Bonneau man has been charged with murder in connection to a weekend homicide. More>>

    Crosstown closures begin tonight!

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    While work is officially scheduled to begin December 1st, construction crews will begin placing orange barrels and closing lanes on the Crosstown at 11pm tonight. More>>

    Three shot in North Charleston

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    North Charleston Police are investigating a triple shooting at a home on the 2100 block of Victory Lane.  Two of the victims are injured critically, police said. More>>

    Senior citizens rescued by firefighters in early morning fire

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    Firefighters saved over a hundred senior citizens from a fire that broke out at The Ansonborough House on Society Street early Friday morning. More>>

    Ravenel Bridge back open following fatal accident

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    The northbound lanes of the Ravenel Bridge were closed for several hours Saturday morning, as police investigated a fatal accident. More>>

    Report of plane crash, confirmed car into house in Berkeley Co.

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    MONCKS CORNER (WCIV)--Berkeley County rescue teams are on the scene after a car crashed into a house near Mountain Pine Drive late Tuesday night. More>>

    One person killed another injured in motorcycle accident

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    Charleston County deputies responded to a fatal accident involving a motorcycle Friday evening. More>>

    Police officer shot; 3 suspects taken into custody

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    Early Saturday morning Charleston County EMS transported a North Charleston police officer to MUSC. More>>

    2nd Annual Charleston Marathon

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    Thousands of runners will hit the streets of downtown Charleston Saturday morning for the second annual marathon. More>>

    Santorum comes in third, occupiers yell "bigot"

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    Despite Santorum's third place lose to Gingrich and Romney respectfully, supporters chanted "We pick Rick" as the former Pennsylvania governor entered Mark Clark Hall at The Citadel with his wife and 6 of his 7 children. More>>

    LIVE: 2012 State of the Union Address

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    President Barack Obama's 2012 address... More>>

    LIVE STREAM: North Charleston State of the City

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    Live stream of Mayor Keith Summey's State of the City address. More>>

    Body found in Huger; Investigators on scene

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    Officials in Berkeley County are on the scene of an incident on United Drive. They say a dead body has been found in a vehicle. More>>

    Kids back with SC parents after dog mauled brother

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    A South Carolina couple again has custody of 2 children taken from them in April after a family pet mauled the children's brother. More>>

    Cremins set to offer update on medical issue

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    College of Charleston coach Bobby Cremins is ready to talk about the health issue that has sidelined him since January. More>>

    Group releasing second report on SC cruise impact

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    A preservation group is releasing a new study that addresses cruises in South Carolina, a contentious issue that has spawned a lawsuit headed for the state Supreme Court. More>>

    Investigators respond to Georgetown shooting

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    Officials with the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office confirmed a fatal shooting on Guy Trail in Georgetown County. More>>

    Summerville parents wanted for the death of their 13-year-old son

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    Summerville police are looking for information that could lead to the capture of two people wanted in connection with the death of a 13-year-old boy. More>>

    Coroner to hold inquest for fatal dog mauling of 2-year-old Ja'Marr Tiller

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    The Charleston County Coroner's Office will hold an inquest into the case of a two-year-old who died in his East Cooper backyard on May 27. More>>

    Man who stole fire truck had escaped from hospital

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    A nude man who stole a fire truck in Port Royal and drove off, hitting six vehicles and killing a pedestrian had fled from the Beaufort Naval Hospital before the incident. More>>

    Charleston's new fire chief being introduced

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    Charleston residents are getting a chance to meet their new fire chief. More>>

    SCHP makes arrest in Berkeley County hit and run

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    A South Carolina Highway Patrol spokesman has confirmed the SCHP has arrested the driver that struck four children in Berkeley County late Saturday evening. More>>

    Attorney holding news conference on Citadel suits

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    An attorney is holding a news conference to discuss several lawsuits against The Citadel. More>>

    More rallies take place in the Lowcountry for Trayvon Martin

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    As a tattoo artist, Isiah Rodney Kinloch, Jr. uses ink to create skin-deep messages. On March 22, the West Ashley man took ink to cardboard and created another message in light of Trayvon Martin's death. More>>

    West Ashley father and son missing; No foul play suspected

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    Police in Charleston want you to be on the lookout for a missing father and son. More>>

    VIDEO: Why I breast-feed my toddler

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    How old is too old? Katie Hamilton says mothers should decide how long they want to breast-feed their children, not society. More>>

    Lowcountry residents mull long-term care insurance

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    It's not something that most people want to consider, or even think about: Long-term care insurance. More>>

    New police chief introduced to city council

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    Members of the North Charleston City Council were introduced to the city's next police chief Thursday. More>>

    Cyber Monday likely to be busiest online sales day

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    Experts estimate today will be the biggest online shopping day of the year for the third straight time and Cyber Monday deals abound. More>>

    Charleston County School District presents plan to control spending

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    The Charleston County School District will cut down on spending and monitor it more closely to help reduce an $18 million budget shortfall, Superintendent Gerrita Postlewait told the board Monday. 

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    Visitation, funeral services set for former Wando High principal Lucy Beckham

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    Lucy Beckham, the longtime Wando High School principal, has died, school district officials announced Monday. 

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    Police: College of Charleston student sexually assaulted during marijuana deal

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    A 19-year-old College of Charleston student told police she was sexually assaulted while trying to buy marijuana from a man at a downtown apartment early Monday.

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    Century Aluminum begins Moncks Corner plant shutdown

    As steps are made to close the Century Aluminum plant in Goose Creek, state Rep. Wendell Gilliard and other local lawmakers are meeting with Santee Cooper's leaders.

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    Rep. Umphlett laid to rest

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    A man touted for his contribution to South Carolina as an advocate for environmental and wildlife issues will be laid to rest today. More>>

    Town to again discuss dissolving of PD

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    Cottageville Town Council will once again discuss the first reading of ordinance to hold a referendum on dissolving their police department. More>>

    One dead, Two arrested after incident at bar

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    Investigators say one person is in serious condition, following an "altercation" at the Moonshine Saloon. More>>

    Urban-sized makeover planned for Coleman Blvd

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    Mt. Pleasant's Coleman Blvd is slated for a makeover of urban proportions. More>>

    Citadel looks to continue winning ways in 2013

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    The Citadel recorded seven wins in 2013, including stunning victories over No. 3 Georgia Southern and No. 8 Appalachian State, en route to its first winning season since 2007. More>>

    Part of Rifle Range Road to close on Sunday night

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    Part of Rifle Range Road will be closed on Sunday night for crews to install a storm drainage crossing. More>>

    6 Democrats face off in Lowcountry state Senate race

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    Six Democrats are facing off in the primary for the state Senate seat in Charleston that was held by long-time state Sen. Robert Ford. More>>

    Prayer rally supports Million Vet March

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    A prayer rally will be held in Moncks Corner Sunday morning in support of the Million Vet March on the Memorials in Washington. More>>

    SC emergency officials hold earthquake drill

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The S.C. Emergency Management Division wants residents to prepare for a potential earthquake by taking part in a "Southeast Shakeout" drill.Emergency officials say Thursday's drill begins with a signal broadcast at 10:16 a.m. on the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's tone-alert radio and television broadcasts.South Carolina is one of the nation's most seismically active states. Since February 2013, there have been 24 low-magnitude earthquakes recorded in ... More>>

    Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased

    Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers. More>>

    Famed SC civil rights protesters to have records erased

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    Nine black men are getting a new day in court in South Carolina, 54 years after they served a month of hard labor for ordering food at a whites-only lunch counter.A prosecutor is expected to ask a judge to vacate the trespassing and breach-of-peace convictions of the men known as the Friendship Nine.Eight Friendship Junior College students and a civil rights organizer were arrested in February 1961 for ordering lunch from a whites-only counter in Rock Hill. Convicted of... More>>

    SC Ports head issuing annual State of Port message

    The chief of the South Carolina Ports Authority is giving his annual State of the Ports address to business leaders in the Lowcountry and from around the state. More>>

    "Free-Range" parents making headlines again after police pick up kids

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    A parenting debate is heating up again. A Maryland couple is making national headlines for a second time for their so-called "Free-Range" parenting style. More>>

    Arrest made in James Island teen's death

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    Charleston police have arrested a man they believe is responsible for the death of a 15-year-old boy on a skateboard last September.

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    BCSO search for suspect in Ridgeville homicide

    Berkeley County Sheriff's deputies are investigating after a man was found shot in a home on Old Gilliard Road in Ridgeville Sunday.

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    School district drops support of Operation Christmas Child

    Florence School District One will no longer endorse Operation Christmas Child or any other charity supported by religious organizations.

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    Charleston considers another memorial to church victims

    Charleston City Council is considering another memorial to the victims of the shootings at Emanuel AME Church.

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    Lawyer for ex-treasure hunter Tommy Thompson says client seriously ill

    The lawyer for an ex-Ohio treasure hunter facing new penalties for failing to discuss the whereabouts of 500 missing gold coins says his client is seriously ill and wants a hearing delayed for weeks.

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    NCPD: Teens say they were shot by man on a bike

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    North Charleston Police responded to Bonds Wilson Street Sunday afternoon for reports of a shooting.

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    Coroner IDs man killed in North Charleston shooting

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    Police are investigating another fatal shooting in the city of North Charleston.

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    Female fighter Rousey keeps SC date for Marine Corps Ball

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    Mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey kept her date with a Marine at a formal dance in South Carolina.

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    Pedestrian killed in Ashley Phosphate crash

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal accident that happened Sunday evening.

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    Cops, kids in North Charleston enjoy a day of shopping, pancakes

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    For a group of 80 children from North Charleston, Saturday started a little differently than most others. There were pancakes, police officers, and a lot of excitement for a shopping spree.  

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    Joyner leads Fort Dorchester to 1st state Class 4A title

    Fort Dorchester quarterback Dakereon Joyner threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns as the Patriots won their first-ever Class 4A Division I state championship with a 59-31 victory over Dorman on Saturday.

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    Celebrate the season and park for free!

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    'Tis the season for the Lowcountry to light up for the holidays!

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    Fallen soldier arrives home

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    Cheizray Pressley arrived home on Friday morning. More>>

    Family's home suffers major damage in fire

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    According to local Red Cross volunteers, the fire broke out at a home on Summit Avenue near Goose Creek high school. More>>

    Students on rebuild mission

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    While people traveled for the Fourth of July holiday, students from Virginia visited the Lowcountry to volunteer their time. More>>

    McDonald's employee shot during early morning robbery

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    Mount Pleasant police say the incident happened around 6:45 Saturday morning, at the McDonalds in the Market at Oakland Shopping center located off Highway 17 North. More>>

    Winter-like chill looming

    Warm through mid week

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    A series of cold fronts will bring changes to the Lowcountry, especially toward the end of the week.

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    Caitlyn named People Magazine's 'Best Survival Story' of 2015

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    The accolades for the most beloved pitbull in the Lowcountry, if not the world, continue to come in. Caitlyn, the abused pit bull turned animal rights advocate, is being featured in People Magazine's December issue.

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    Report: Man shoots neighbor's cat, laughs as he walks away

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    Charleston County Sheriff's deputies responded to a Johns Island home Sunday after a man reportedly shot and killed his neighbor's cat.

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    Summer Program provides meals and more

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    The Pastor Byron Graham summer food program is aiming to fill that void, left by summer break by providing hot meals to low-income children in Charleston County. More>>

    Man charged with murder in Walmart stabbing

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    A man detained on Wednesday for the stabbing death of a 20-year-old Mount Pleasant man has now been arrested and charged.
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    Judge hearing challenge to SC immigration law

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    A crowd has gathered outside the federal courthouse where a federal hearing to hear arguments in a challenge to South Carolina's tough new immigration law is taking place. More>>

    DNR, Coast Guard continue search for missing boater

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    Coast guard rescue crews resume the search for a missing boater Friday. More>>

    Boater found dead in Stono River identified

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    The Charleston County Coroner's Office has identified the boater  found dead in the waters of Elliot's Cut. More>>

    Apartment complex shooting sends one to MUSC

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    Police say they are looking for two men, in connection to a shooting in North Charleston. More>>

    SCHP: High speed chase ended in crash on Dorchester Rd

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    A high speed chase involving a Charleston County Sheriff's deputy resulted in an accident late Saturday night that sent two people to the hospital. More>>

    • Deadly wreck on I-26

      Deadly wreck on I-26

      Tuesday, January 26 2016 1:08 PM EST2016-01-26 18:08:10 GMT
      BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV)--  An man dies in an early morning accident on I-26. It happened near mile marker 197 on I-26 around 4:30 Tuesday morning, where Lt. Cpl. Bob Beres says the car wasMore >>
      BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV)-- An man dies in an early morning accident on I-26. It happened near mile marker 197 on I-26 around 4:30 Tuesday morning, where Lt. Cpl. Bob Beres says the car was travelingMore >>
    • New bike lanes on the way

      New bike lanes on the way

      Tuesday, January 26 2016 1:05 PM EST2016-01-26 18:05:48 GMT
      Charleston, S.C. (WCIV) -- Bikers get ready, new lanes are on the way. This Monday, September 26, Charleston County will break ground on the St. Andrews Boulevard bike lanes and highway 61 resurfacingMore >>
      Charleston, S.C. (WCIV) -- Bikers get ready, new lanes are on the way.More >>
    • Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies

      Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies

      Tuesday, January 26 2016 1:01 PM EST2016-01-26 18:01:00 GMT
      LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, has died. She was 48. Publicist Kristen Foster said SaturdayMore >>
      Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, has died. She was 48.
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