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Recent Articles by Laurel
94-year-old woman missing in Orangeburg County found safe
Mazie Boyd has been found and is safe, deputies say.
Published August 2, 2020 at 8:51 PM
Gov. McMaster says evacuation order not needed for Hurricane Isaias at this time
Officials say residents should begin preparing for the storm and its possible impacts, however.
Published July 31, 2020 at 11:19 PM
RCSD: 3-year-old accidentally shot himself at Columbia apartment complex
Witnesses told deputies they were talking in another room when they heard the gunshot.
Published July 24, 2020 at 2:33 PM
Deputies looking for Calhoun County teen missing for 2 weeks
Imani Marie Gleaton, 18, was last seen July 10 leaving the Hardee’s where she worked in St. Matthews.
Published July 24, 2020 at 10:51 AM
Judge temporarily blocks McMaster’s plan to provide $32M in private school scholarships
Gov. Henry McMaster announced the Safe Access to Flexible Education (SAFE) Grants on Monday, giving $32 million in emergency funding to the school-choice program.
Published July 22, 2020 at 2:13 PM
McMaster to use $32M in education relief funds for school-choice grants
The funds were granted to the state under the CARES Act.
Published July 20, 2020 at 1:28 PM
Longtime CPD officer dies due to COVID-19, department says
Officer Robert Hall died Tuesday morning.
Published July 14, 2020 at 11:27 PM
NY visitors from SC must give contact information or face $2,000 fine under new coronavirus order
South Carolina is considered a hot spot for COVID-19.
Published July 14, 2020 at 10:59 AM
Gov. McMaster issues executive order prohibiting bars, restaurants from selling alcohol past 11 p.m.
McMaster says this is in direct response to the skyrocketing number of COVID-19 cases among young people in the state.
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Published July 10, 2020 at 7:29 PM
19-year-old killed in shooting at The Rowan student apartments identified as manhunt for suspect continues
Tony Marquell Trapp, 23, is considered armed and dangerous.
Published July 10, 2020 at 12:15 PM
Several hurt when car slammed into McDonald’s dining room in Cayce
The McDonald’s location will remain closed Monday.
Published July 6, 2020 at 3:02 PM
LCSD: Missing Gaston teen found safe in Fairfield County
Lilith Donelle Currier left her grandfather’s house June 26 and hasn't been heard from since, her family says.
Published July 3, 2020 at 11:24 PM
5 people killed in crash that has shut down I-26 in Orangeburg County
A detour is set up for drivers.
Published July 2, 2020 at 6:04 PM
SC AG: Heritage Act constitutional, but required two-thirds vote to remove monuments unconstitutional
Attorney General Wilson also said the Heritage Act does not apply to the John C. Calhoun monument in Charleston.
Published June 25, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Missing Columbia teen with medical condition found safe
RCSD thanked the public for sharing her case.
Published June 18, 2020 at 8:05 PM
SC senator plans to file legislation to designate Juneteenth a state holiday
Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when the last slaves in the south, who were in Texas, found out they were free.
Published June 18, 2020 at 6:44 PM
Mayor Benjamin says Christopher Columbus statue moved to storage after vandalism
The mayor said he doesn't want the statue's fate to be determined by protesters, but rather the people of Columbia.
Published June 12, 2020 at 11:33 PM
SC governor allows bowling alleys to reopen as he extends state of emergency
His new order also lifts restrictions on how many people can be inside retail stores.
Published June 12, 2020 at 6:28 PM
SC sets another record high: 687 new COVID-19 cases reported Thursday, 13 more deaths
The recent spike in cases is not just due to more testing, DHEC said.
Published June 11, 2020 at 9:02 PM
‘Live PD’ canceled amidst nationwide unrest over police brutality
The cancellation comes during an investigation into a deadly arrest filmed by the “Live PD” crew more than a year ago.
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Published June 11, 2020 at 11:22 AM
Lee County officials announce death of deputy due to COVID-19
Sgt. Mikkos Leonardo Newman “fought a battle with COVID-19 and lost,” the sheriff's office said.
Published June 8, 2020 at 7:24 PM
RCSD: Missing Columbia 13-year-old with medical condition found safe
Christopher Albarran, 13, was last seen leaving his house in Richland County on Wednesday around 6:15 p.m.
Published June 4, 2020 at 8:15 PM
CPD officers kneel and join protesters in moment of silence
What started with one black officer kneeling from a distance, turned into several of them joining protesters at the barricade in front of the department -- including Chief Skip Holbrook.
Published June 4, 2020 at 7:28 PM
Gov. McMaster says he welcomes protests, but National Guard is ready to respond to any violence
McMaster was joined by law enforcement officials, Sen. Tim Scott and representatives of the SCNAACP, among others.
Published May 31, 2020 at 1:53 PM
FULL RECAP: 15 officers hurt, more than 12 people arrested after peaceful protest for George Floyd turned violent
A curfew is in effect for downtown and the Vista until 6 a.m. Monday.
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Published May 31, 2020 at 11:25 AM
7 arrested in ‘mob assault’ and armed robbery, Lexington Co. deputies say
Deputies say some of the men “had an encounter over drugs” at a Saint Andrews Road motel just minutes before the assault.
Published May 27, 2020 at 8:12 PM
Gov. McMaster agrees with state leaders suggesting attractions open this weekend
On Tuesday, state leaders met again as part of Gov. Henry McMaster’s task force focused on reopening the economy.
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Published May 19, 2020 at 8:34 PM
Report: Surviving children detail terrifying account of murder-suicide at home near St. Matthews
Deputies say the incident was a domestic argument that turned violent.
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Published May 18, 2020 at 10:10 PM
Sumter County woman located after missing for a week
Thursday, deputies said Valerie Magazine got into contact with her family and she is safe.
Published May 14, 2020 at 4:48 PM
SC gyms, hair salons, barbershops and more may reopen beginning May 18
Close-contact businesses have been closed since April 1. They can reopen with a limited capacity, the governor said.
Published May 12, 2020 at 6:03 AM
Man last seen near Linville Falls with hiking equipment reported missing
Fallen officer to return home with tribute along I-77 in Huntersville
WBTV Web Staff
Crystal Rogers: Federal search warrants executed as FBI Louisville takes over as lead investigative agency
Mask ambassadors will soon help Charlotte area residents follow COVID-19 rules
Man’s disruption of court and refusal to wear mask lands him in jail for 30 days