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Public memorial service held of Faye Marie Swetlik
Faye’s family wants everyone to wear bright colors, especially pink and purple, to honor Faye’s bright and bubbly spirit.
Published February 21, 2020 at 6:52 PM
Missing Clemson University student found dead in Tenn.
Deputies said they found the body of John Andrew Martin Jr., 21, along with his car in Sevier County.
Published February 20, 2020 at 4:51 PM
Autopsy reveals heartbreaking details of 6-year-old Faye Marie Swetlik’s death
Little Faye disappeared from the front yard of her Cayce, South Carolina home Feb. 10. Her body was found three days later.
Published February 19, 2020 at 5:45 AM
Investigators link death of 30-year-old neighbor to homicide of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik
Investigators were able to find Faye's body after discovering a key piece of evidence in the trash can of one of her neighbors.
Published February 15, 2020 at 9:50 AM
6-year-old Faye Swetlik found dead after disappearing from front yard in Cayce, S.C.
Her body was found in the neighborhood where she lived. It's also where she was last seen.
Kiana Miller and
Published February 14, 2020 at 9:02 AM
Woman killed by tree falling on her car while driving on I-20
It happened around 11:45 a.m. in the westbound lanes of the interstate.
Published February 13, 2020 at 11:54 PM
Vice president shares sorrow with S.C. about missing 6-year-old found dead on day of his visit
Vice President Mike Pence said he was “deeply saddened” to hear Faye’s body was found.
Published February 13, 2020 at 10:07 PM
Missing Whitmire teen with Down syndrome found safe
Austin McCall was found safe around 9:45 p.m., just a few hours after he was last seen.
Published February 13, 2020 at 9:44 PM
Search for missing 6-year-old Faye Swetlik still active, S.C. officials push back against rumors
The search for missing Faye Swetlik, 6, has entered day three and officials say they’ve received nearly 80 tips in her case.
Kiana Miller and
Published February 12, 2020 at 8:35 PM
Officials: No evidence of abduction during investigation into missing 6-year-old from S.C.
Faye's family said they last saw her playing in the yard Monday after school around 3:45 p.m.
Published February 12, 2020 at 8:11 AM
S.C. officials continue search for missing 6-year-old last seen playing in yard
The girl, who is 6, has strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a floral skirt and polka dot boots.
Published February 11, 2020 at 3:14 PM
UofSC Aiken student found shot to death in car
A resident found the car on the side of Gunter Road and called deputies.
Published February 4, 2020 at 4:53 PM
S.C. student battling sickle cell disease gets surprise Super Bowl trip of a lifetime
Students at Crayton Middle School gathered for an assembly Thursday for the big reveal.
Published January 30, 2020 at 7:30 PM
$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Lexington remains unclaimed
The ticket matched all five white ball numbers in Wednesday night’s drawing.
Published January 23, 2020 at 11:58 AM
UofSC student who created racist social media post ‘no longer enrolled,’ dismissed from sorority
This is not the first time the use of a racial slur has rocked the campus community.
Published January 22, 2020 at 8:19 PM
Surveillance video captures moment EF-2 tornado rips through S.C. high school
Cameras captured the moment the tornado ripped through North Central High School, causing major damage.
Published January 17, 2020 at 3:44 PM
DRONE VIDEO: EF-2 tornado destroys parts of Kershaw County high school
As severe weather swept through the Midlands on Saturday night, one school in Kershaw County was hit directly.
Published January 12, 2020 at 10:16 PM
Name of 19-year-old soldier who died after Fort Jackson training released
The name of a Minnesota Army National Guard soldier who died after a training exercise at Fort Jackson has been released.
Published January 10, 2020 at 3:19 AM
Sen. Lindsey Graham tweets support of president’s airstrike that killed Iranian general
President Donald Trump said he ordered the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani because he was “plotting to kill” many Americans.
Published January 3, 2020 at 5:15 PM
Cab company expresses shock after arrest of teens in Columbia cab drivers murder
Paul Swatsell, 53, worked for Checker Yellow Cab. He was shot to death on Dec. 15.
Published December 31, 2019 at 7:21 PM
Escaped inmate who walked away from work crew found near Garners Ferry Rd.
Eric Ryan Dickerson, 28, walked away from his work crew near Caughman Park just after noon Friday.
Published December 27, 2019 at 10:22 PM
VIDEO: 3 suspects wanted in gang-related shooting that killed mother, baby in Aiken Co.
A woman and her baby are dead after a shooting in Graniteville late Tuesday night.
Published December 19, 2019 at 8:42 AM
Adam Sandler to bring stand up comedy tour to S.C. in 2020
So far, only eight U.S. cities have been announced as part of the tour.
Published December 16, 2019 at 12:58 PM
‘High-ranking gang members’ arrested on federal drug charges in Sumter
The suspects are accused of working to “bring multiple kilos of heroin and other narcotics into the community,” police said.
Published December 13, 2019 at 12:24 PM
Missing Sumter teen found safe
A teen reported missing yesterday evening has been found safe.
Published November 24, 2019 at 1:16 PM
Missing Santee woman last seen Sunday, sheriff asks for help
Tina Marie Williamson, 55, was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and black jeans, deputies said.
Published November 21, 2019 at 2:10 PM
Dream Job Alert: Get paid $1,000 to watch Hallmark Christmas movies
One Christmas aficionado will get $1,000 to watch 24 Hallmark movies by Christmas Day.
Published November 15, 2019 at 5:46 PM
Adults, two 12-year-old minors charged in Columbia drug trafficking bust
While serving a search warrant at the house, officers said they found crack cocaine, marijuana and lots of cash.
Published November 15, 2019 at 4:57 PM
Calhoun County officials searching for missing man last seen on Halloween
Jeremy Ballew is a white man who is 6-foot-tall and 200 pounds, deputies said.
Published November 13, 2019 at 11:28 AM
Elton John to return to Columbia for final leg of farewell tour
The final dates of Elton John’s farewell tour have been announced -- and Columbia made the list.
Published November 13, 2019 at 10:36 AM
Tuesday will mark Charlotte’s last CIAA tournament before moving to Baltimore
Deputies searching for missing teenager from Davidson County
WBTV Web Staff
First Alert declared Monday as rain returns for evening commute
3 adults, 3 children killed in crash on I-95 in Liberty County
Family displaced after west Charlotte apartment fire
WBTV Web Staff