South Carolina

  43 dogs saved, several killed in massive fire at rescue in York County

Chapman’s Dachshund Rescue was destroyed in a fire early Friday morning.

  Officials find body believed to be missing 22-year-old in Rock Hill

According to the Rock Hill Police Department, 22-year-old Brett Sullivan, from Rock Hill, has been missing since the afternoon of Wednesday, Sept 19.

Death investigation underway in Rock Hill

Man's body found in Rock Hill backyard.

SC Secretary of State alerts public to Florence scam

The scam is an email that appears to come from the South Carolina Secretary of State and the South Carolina Department of Public Safety.

SC governor announces big donation to ONE SC fund for Florence flooding relief

UnitedHealth Group and its UnitedHealthcare business are donating $500,000 to help residents of South Carolina recover and rebuild from Hurricane Florence.

Man stabbed in front of restaurant in Lancaster

A man was stabbed in front of Applebee’s in Lancaster early Friday morning.

SC congressional candidates square off in debate

The Kiwanis Club of Rock Hill hosted a debate between the congressional hopefuls Thursday afternoon. The two were cordial during the hour-long debate, discussing a variety of topics making national headlines.

Details of 2-year-old child’s brutal beating death revealed in mother’s bond hearing

Lakesheia Jackson appeared in a York County courtroom for her bond hearing Thursday afternoon. She is facing charges of unlawful neglect of a child and homicide by child abuse.

Multiple people injured in Lancaster County car crash

Three injured in car chase in Lancaster.

2 found shot, 3 in custody in Fort Mill shooting

Two people were found shot in Fort Mill early Wednesday morning.

Chesterfield Co. braces for river’s potential to flood neighborhoods

For the first time in decades, the river risks massive overflow, threatening nearby neighborhoods.

  Tractor trailer driving over SC highway as it collapses

It happened just north of Chesterfield on Highway 145 North near Jimmy Creek.

Mandatory curfew lifted for Chesterfield County, shelter evacuated due to flooding

The National Weather Service issued the curfew, saying there was a flood emergency in the county.

Shelters open across the Carolinas for Hurricane Florence evacuees

There are several shelters opening up across much of the Carolinas and the WBTV-viewing area as hundreds of thousands of people evacuate the North Carolina and South Carolina coast ahead of Hurricane Florence.

Chester officials urge downtown residents to evacuate

Emergency responders in Chester are so concerned about flooding, they passed out notices Friday, face-to-face, asking people in the downtown area to evacuate.

Lancaster substitute teacher accused of soliciting 16-year-old student

Jachreo Dmitri Hinson, 24, was arrested Thursday and charged with criminal solicitation of a minor.

Pharmacists give warning about Florence closings

Pharmacists are urging you to check your medicine cabinet, and be sure you have enough medication to sustain you through the storm.

York County Emergency Management to open three shelters Friday

York County Emergency Management officials announced three shelters would open in York County on Friday.

Piedmont Medical Center psychiatrists anticipate rise in anxiety, depression during Hurricane Florence

During times of natural disasters and other crises, psychiatrists with Piedmont Medical Center say they see more patients experiencing anxiety, depression and PTSD.

York County leaders prepare for up to 10 inches of rain from Hurricane Florence

As of Wednesday afternoon, York County Emergency Management leaders expect York County to get anywhere from seven to ten inches of rain. They are urging residents of the county to have enough food and water to sustain them for 72 hours.

FEMA: More than a million people evacuating coast, hurricane expected to cause “massive damage”

Emergency agencies held a press conference discussing safety preparations for people affected by Hurricane Florence.

Rock Hill hotels see rise in bookings ahead of Hurricane Florence

Evacuees are traveling north to hotels in Rock Hill.

Clinton College issues mandatory evacuation ahead of Hurricane Florence

The University in Rock Hill began the evacuations at noon on Tuesday. President Dr. Lester A. McCorn says in previous years, the school has made evacuations optional for students. However, with Florence predicted to be a Category 4 storm, they decided to take extra precautions.

Fatal hit and run in York County

York County police investigate a fatal hit and run.

Elementary school issues warning after family claims strangers in van arranged to pick up kids

"Do not let anyone except the school bus pick up your children for school in the morning. I repeat we are NOT sending – and will never send – a van to pick up any children for school."

Carolinas prepare for possible Hurricane nearly a week before expected landfall

Both Governor Cooper and Governor McMaster are urging people to prepare now.

Man accused of shooting man to death after argument in Fort Mill

Law enforcement officials say the shooting started as an argument between the victim and the gunman that escalated to a physical confrontation.

Chester teens charged with attempted murder after shooting at car

Chester teens arrested for attempted murder following shooting into a vehicle.

Gunman shoots self, two others at York gas station, putting nearby schools on ‘lockout’

The shooting happened around 2 p.m. at the Exxon “On the Run” station at the intersection of Hwy 5 and Hwy 161.

Deputies responded to Clover home three times before arresting woman for poisoning her husband

A woman charged with murder for poisoning her husband had a history of domestic incidents with law enforcement prevgiouslyu.

Fort Mill, Rock Hill Schools continue to see rise in enrollment

Rock Hill School leaders say nearly 18,000 students are enrolled this school year.

  Excitement fosters as new school opens in Lancaster

For kids that will be starting school soon, they're either nervous about the first day back, or have mixed feelings about the end of summer and a new school year.

Motorcyclist killed in fatal car accident in Lancaster County

A South Carolina motorcyclist was killed in a fatal crash in Lancaster County on Saturday evening.

Fort Mill teachers want students to 'Have It All' as they come back to school

In the video, the staff sings along with Jason Mraz's song, "Have It All," as they open the doors of the school welcoming students back to the classrooms, hallways, gym, playground and cafeteria.

Three arrested after months-long investigation into drug ring near York County school

The officers recovered 12.25 ounces of methamphetamine, 135 dose units of Ecstasy,  54 ounces of gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid, or GHB and an assortment of pills including oxycodone.

York County judge quashes 904 indictments handed to grand jury in one day

The judge's order states the grand jury was only given a 10-hour period to act on all 904.

Rock Hill Police dispute woman's claims of brutality during arrest

The woman spoke to WBTV about her recollection of the events, which was vastly different than the police officer's report.

Sheriff's Office investigating homicide in Lancaster County

The Lancaster Sheriff's Office is investigating a homicide after discovering a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds Wednesday afternoon. The shooting happened around 5:24 p.m. in the 600 block of Hood Park Lane.

One person killed, another seriously injured in head-on crash in Chesterfield

The head-on wreck happened at 11:25 a.m. on US 52 near Bethel Church Road.

Lake Wylie community fears missing mail has been stolen

Members of The Sanctuary community in Lake Wylie are worried that their mail has been stolen in recent weeks.

Suspect arrested, charged in fatal shooting of Rock Hill man

According to the police report, officers responded to the 2500 block of Celanese Road and found a man, later identified as Williams, with gunshot wounds.