South Carolina

No dice: Judge rejects challenge against NC casino plans

A federal judge says the tribe that runs both of North Carolina’s casinos is out of luck in its legal challenge against a competitor vying to build a third gambling facility in the state.

  Woman behind viral video of soldier’s confrontation with Black man shares what happened

Myrtle Beach man accused of trafficking two teenage girls for sex in Brunswick County

Fort Jackson suspends sergeant accused of assaulting Black man in SC neighborhood

  Report: Driver that caused 2 deadly wrecks was traveling in excess of 100 mph

  S.C. health officials report more than 800 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths

Instagram post leads to Little River man’s arrest for alleged role in deadly Capitol riots

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  Loris woman pleads guilty in DUI crash that killed her 3-year-old daughter

Warrants: Suspects attempted to detonate pipe bomb at Longhorn Steakhouse in Florence

SC infant boy surrendered to deputies under Daniel’s Law

SC felon’s sentences concurrent in 2019 case where he shot York County trooper

Police shut down Summit neighborhood, remove Pentland family amidst protests

DHEC officials say vaccine supply not an issue despite J&J vaccine pause

  Hundreds of new school buses headed to South Carolina

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced Tuesday the state is purchasing 235 new school buses.

Facebook alerts authorities to bomb-making threats; leads to arrests in Myrtle Beach, Florence

Social media giant, Facebook, helped alert authorities about a possible bomb that sparked investigations in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee, according to a police report.

  Memorial service held to honor York County family killed in mass shooting

Dozens of people paid their respects to four victims of the York County mass shooting Wednesday afternoon.

Jadeveon Clowney looking forward to a lot of wins, and some ‘one-on-one’s’

3-time Pro Bowl defensive end finally on board with Browns

Man arrested in standoff with U.S. Marshals at Fort Mill apartment complex

UofSC and MLS announce multi-year partnership

Missing Columbia teen hasn’t been seen in more than a week

Man accused of chasing, blocking juveniles in Dorchester County

Mother of missing Sumter teen desperately searches for answers

Authorities clear SC prison following investigation into bomb threat

  S.C. I-77 Catawba Bridge repair could impact emergency services, county making plans to combat that

In the days leading up to all of this, there will be lane closures in each direction at nights, into the early mornings. The slower traffic is going to affect first responders as well.

Lancaster Co. School district finds THC-infused peanut butter and jelly snack pouches

The district said it is working with its K9 handler to check around the district schools for more THC-infused peanut and jelly snacks.

Family of boy allegedly abused by teacher receives $17,000 settlement

A Lowcountry family has won $17,000 after their daughter’s teacher allegedly stuck packing tape over his mouth.

S.C. to buy hundreds of new school buses with Volkswagen settlement funds

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced Tuesday the state is purchasing 235 new school buses and three public transit buses.

S.C. immediately pauses use of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

South Carolina health leaders are immediately pausing the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine after a recommendation from the CDC and the FDA over blood clot issues.

SC attorney general sends letter to Biden opposing statehood for DC

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is leading a coalition of other attorneys general opposing an effort to make the nation’s capital the 51st state.

Woman killed in collision with truck in York County

The crash happened on Saluda Road.

Haley says she’ll back Trump, stand down if he runs in 2024

Former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is often mentioned as a possible 2024 GOP presidential contender.

Trial begins for former Chester County Sheriff accused of public corruption

The trial is set to last for a few weeks.

Michael Slager wants 20-year sentence reduced, claiming ineffective counsel

The former North Charleston police officer who is serving time in federal prison for shooting and killing an unarmed black man in 2015 wants his sentence vacated.

  Funeral arrangements for mass shooting victims planned for this week

Robert Lesslie, his wife Barbara and their grandchildren, Adah and Noah, will all be buried this week. The two men working on the Lesslie’s homes will also have funerals.

Rock Hill elementary school provides grief counselors following fatal shooting of classmates

Grief counselors at the school were there to help students and teachers work through their loss.

McMaster issues order preventing minors at southern border from being placed in S.C.

McMaster’s order comes after talking with the Department of Social Services on the state child welfare system’s capacity to accommodate an influx of minors.

McMaster blocks feds from bringing unaccompanied children from border to SC

Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order Monday instructing the state’s Department of Social Services to prevent the federal government from placing undocumented, unaccompanied migrant children from the southern border into foster care and group homes.

  How a shortage of doctors impacts medical care in North Carolina’s rural areas

This kind of data is why WBTV and the company that owns us - Gray Television - is making a commitment to report on efforts to Bridge the Great Health Divide.

Driver killed in York County crash

The crash happened on Saluda Highway near Porter Black Road around 7:30 p.m., not far from Rock Hill.

  ‘A shining light’: Community gathers to honor doctor, wife, grandchildren killed in York County shooting

The Rock Hill community is hurting and mourning the unfathomable.

EF-1 tornado touches down in Seneca during Saturday evening storms, NWS officials say

According to the NWS, the EF-1 touched down in Seneca at 5:48 p.m. and had wind speeds of up to 90 mph.

‘I’m very concerned’: Advocates react to low vaccination rate of Hispanic and Latino communities in SC

Guimaraes said part of the hesitancy stems from misinformation and misconceptions about the vaccine.

  ‘I thought we might have a miracle’: Robert Shook, sixth person shot in York County, S.C. mass shooting, dies with family at side

A sixth person injured in a shooting that killed five others in York County Wednesday remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

  Health officials: S.C. paper plant accused of violations, main culprit of more than 5,000 complaints about strong stench plaguing multiple counties

According to the agency, more than 5,000 complaints were reported from those in York and Lancaster counties, as well as from some North Carolinians, since March 12.

Two men identified in deadly Fort Mill house fire

The fire occurred near the 1400 block of Neighbor Lane.

SC bill would allow nurse graduates to help hospitals before being licensed

Sen. Tom Davis (R- Beaufort) has introduced a bill that is making its way through the state house. It would temporarily allow individuals who have graduated from an accredited nurse school to practice under the supervision of a licensed registered nurse while waiting to take their licensure exam.

  ‘They are leaving a legacy.’ The Lesslie family’s dedication to serving others

Robert and Barbara Lesslie served at Camp Joy for over 20 years.

  SC shooting suspect, former NFL player Phillip Adams will undergo CTE brain test

Former NFL player Phillip Adams, who died after being identified as the suspect in a mass shooting in Rock Hill, S.C., will have his brain tested for CTE as part of the autopsy procedures, per the York County Coroner.

‘You Are Not Alone’: College students help others through mental health struggles in year of pandemic

Their mission is simple: to give people a safe environment to talk about their mental health.

  ‘He was my best friend.’ Father of HVAC technician killed in York Co. shooting says he was a good man

The community is in mourning after the tragic killing of five people in York County. The only survivor is fighting for his life in the hospital.Police say former NFL player Phillip Adams killed Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife Barbara, and their two grandkids, Adah and Noah. Moments before, police say

Quarter-century-old dog tag among items found in 12-foot SC gator’s belly

The owner of a Ravenel butcher and taxidermy shop says his team found five dog tags, a shell casing, turtle shells and even a spark plug inside the stomach of a 12-foot alligator killed by a Lowcountry hunter.

  Who was Phillip Adams? Shocked friends of ex-NFL player speak after SC mass shooting

Authorities identified Adams as the suspect in the shooting of six people in York County, S.C., Wednesday afternoon.

  ‘To know the Lesslie family is to love them.’ Prominent doctor, wife and two grandchildren killed in York Co.

Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife of 40 years and their two grandchildren were among five people killed in a shooting at a home in York County.

GOP rep. doubles down on controversial comments as SC Democrats file bill to censure him

In a post on Facebook before the bill passed, which has since been deleted, Dabney said he would not vote for the hate crime bill and said he feels his way of life has been “vilified” by Democrats.

  Sole survivor in deadly York County shooting called for help after being shot multiple times, family says

A sixth person injured in a shooting that killed five others in York County Wednesday remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

  Source: NFL pro killed five people, then himself in York County, S.C. shooting

The gunman who killed five people, including a prominent doctor, his wife, their two grandchildren and a worker, was a former NFL pro Phillip Adams, the Associated Press reports. Adams killed himself early Thursday, according to a source who was briefed on the investigation.

‘Overtly racist and deeply offensive’: SC state rep. calls for colleague’s resignation

On the day a Hate Crime Bill passed the South Carolina State House after years of failed attempts, a controversy has erupted over one state lawmaker’s comments.

Teen sisters reported missing found safe

The girls have been found.

SC House passes permitless carrying of guns, hate crime bill before crucial deadline

Thursday’s crossover deadline is a point at which any bill passing the House or Senate must get a two-thirds vote in the other chamber to be considered, a higher bar than is usually needed.

SC rep. says he will not ‘bow down to the Left’ on Hate Crime bill

The bill passed the SC House on Wednesday. It now heads to the Senate.

Drivers killed after van crashes head-on into SUV in Chester County

The incident happened around 10:20 a.m. on Catawba River Road near Fish Camp Road, about 4.5 miles north of Great Falls, South Carolina.

SC House OKs bill allowing open gun carry without permit

Lawmakers voted 69-47 in favor of the bill Wednesday.

Attorney: S.C. employers could fire an employee who doesn’t want to work in-person

A lot of workers are comfortable working from home, but as vaccine eligibility rises many offices are opening back up full-time.

SC Superintendent: Process for transgender athletes ‘works well,’ opposes bill

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman said she opposes a bill that would prevent transgender girls from playing on girls’ sports teams, but she does support a process that transgender athletes must go through if they want to play.

  Gov. McMaster, Sen. Lindsey Graham speak against ‘For The People’ U.S. election reform bill

HR-1 or ‘The For The People Act’ is a comprehensive bill headed to the US Senate. Governor McMaster and Senator Graham are speaking out against it.

Mass COVID-19 vaccination events coming to Chester area in S.C.

MUSC Health is offering two drive-through and one walk-up COVID-19 vaccination events this week.

S.C. teen missing since January may be in Rock Hill

Heath Parker went missing from Little River, S.C. on January 21.

Graham, McMaster voice opposition to U.S. election reform bill

Democrats say this bill is needed after Georgia’s controversial move to put more voting restrictions in place.

  McMaster sued over order bringing all remaining S.C. state employees back to the workplace

At issue is McMaster’s March 5 order that advised state agencies to “immediately expedite” the return of non-essential state employees to in-person work.

MUSC’s new director of LGBTQ+ Health Services to expand education resources

In two weeks, the first person to hold the position as Director of LGBTQ+ Health Services and Enterprise Resources at MUSC will begin the

Officials: Sumter Co. man shot wife, himself in front of child and deputies

The 16-year-old called deputies because his mother and stepfather were fighting.

  10 arrested in York County child exploitation operation: ‘These predators are out here’

Predators from North and South Carolina traveled to York County looking for sex with children as young as 10, deputies said Monday.

Longtime Myrtle Beach firehouse dog passes away

The Myrtle Beach Fire Department is paying tribute to a longtime firehouse dog.

Seacoast Church pastor hospitalized with COVID-19

Officials with Seacoast Church have announced that their lead pastor has been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

One dead after car overturns near Cheraw, S.C.

One person died early Easter morning in an accident off U.S. 52. In Chesterfield County, S.C.

Investigation underway after baby found dead outside Upstate ER

The baby’s family has not yet been located or identified.

Deputies: 1 dead following accident near Kershaw, S.C.

The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. off S.C. 903, approximately 3 miles north of Kershaw.

‘Fire all abusers’: Student protesters demand UofSC fire professors accused of sexual harassment

Students say the university is protecting the faculty members accused of sexual harassment and are calling for their termination.

Mark Prosser hired as head coach of Winthrop men’s basketball

Winthrop University has hired Mark Prosser as head coach of their men’s basketball team.

Former volunteer firefighter accused of setting vacant home on fire twice

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office have made an arrest after two fires were set to a vacant home off First Street in Lancaster, S.C.

Deputies: Help needed in finding kidnapping, assault and battery suspect

Anyone with more information should call 803-628-3059.