South Carolina

SC correctional officer gets pregnant by inmate, officials say

Columbia man uses woodworking skills to make special engagement ring box

Customers at an SC restaurant may have been exposed to hepatitis A, state health officials say

Report: 63-year-old partially blind man found living in home with no food, water, utilities

  Prosecutors accuse suspended Chester Co Sheriff of trying to intimidate witnesses in federal criminal case

’Am I dreaming or is it true?’: SC ‘Morehouse man’ graduates with no student debt after extraordinary gift

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Doctors fight their own addictions amid the opioid crisis

Lowcountry town recognizes 11-year-old boy for saving mother’s life

GRAPHIC: Dog survives alligator attack in SC family’s backyard

  Chester Co. Council votes to file ethics complaint against County Supervisor over undisclosed raise for now-suspended sheriff

South Carolina: Tax break for Carolina Panthers near passage

SC father faces charges after shooting, killing daughter trying to get into home, deputies say

Greenville County woman accidentally shot, killed by father while entering home, officials say

A 23-year-old woman was accidentally shot and killed by her father while entering her home in Greenville County, according to Greenville County Coroner Parks Evans.

Who turned Clemson into Lemson? SC cops taunt vandal who swiped ‘C’ from iconic sign

Police are having some fun on social media as they search for the suspect who stole the “C” off an iconic sign in downtown Clemson, something authorities called “shenanigans.”

Country music star Travis Tritt involved in multi-vehicle crash that left two dead, others injured on Highway 22

Two people are dead following a multi-vehicle car crash on Highway 22 early Saturday morning.

$200,000 in stolen goods found hidden in ‘sophisticated tunnels’ on Upstate property, deputies say

A 26-year-old man is facing charges after deputies found an elaborate series of tunnels on a 4-acre property where stolen goods, including heavy construction equipment, transport trailers, vehicles, power tools and construction material were hidden, deputies say.

SC school district considering a four-day school week

  Bill inspired by Chesterfield County sexual assault survivor signed into law

  ‘Melt the bodies, saw bones to dust,’ reads note found in SC accused child killer’s car

Missing man in York County has not been in contact with family since March

Black bear cub seen roaming around inside SC restaurant

‘The little boys in his classroom were crying’: community mourns the loss of SC 8-year-old who died in home invasion

Body found of missing 61-year-old man in Chesterfield County

According to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, the body of 61-year-old Johnny Ray Roscoe was found in a heavily wooded, swampy area near where he used to live off Highway 102 in Patrick just between Hunts Mill Road and Turnage Road.

Deputies searching for missing 17-year-old last seen Wednesday night

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing girl whose family is concerned about her safety.

  Shooting after ‘raucous’ party leads to arrest of 19-year-old

A disturbance happened inside of an after prom party in Lancaster County Sunday

SC roadways will see a noticeable change in temporary license plates

Beginning May 15, the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will be issuing a new type of temporary license plate which ties a newly-purchased vehicle to its owner.

  Fort Mill residents concerned with construction of gas station, storage facility near elementary school

An online petition against a retail development in Fort Mill has gained nearly 800 signatures as of Wednesday morning.

Coroner identifies 8-year-old SC child killed during home invasion

Detectives have no description of the man they’re looking for because witnesses said he was masked while inside the house, according to Koon.

Police arrest man connected to alleged arson of homes owned by SC governor

Columbia firefighters are working to put out a structure fire on the 1700 block of Greene Street.

South Carolina ranked one of the worst states in new report

In the latest Best States report from U.S. News and World Report, South Carolina did not land favorably on the list - again.

  Detective Mike Doty’s name forever etched into National Police Memorial

158 names of officers who were killed in the line of duty were added to the wall this year. One of those names belongs to York County Sheriff’s Detective Micheal “Mike” Doty.

‘The zeros were still coming, I didn’t scratch anymore,' SC man says after winning $250K ticket

A Columbia couple is cashing in on a big win and defying odds after purchasing a $250,000 scratch off lottery ticket from the SKS Mart Inc. on Decker Blvd in Columbia.

  Former deputy details culture of fear, retaliation and intimidation under Alex Underwood

As sheriff of Chester County, Alex Underwood ran his agency with fear and intimidation, sometimes using his power and authority to intimidate political rivals, a former deputy who worked for Underwood told WBTV in an exclusive interview.

  Two killed in Chesterfield County shooting identified

Officials with the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) are investigating the death of two individuals in Chesterfield County on Friday evening.

‘Her spot is there:’ Slain UofSC student Samantha Josephson receives posthumous degree

It’s a tragedy that shook the entire Gamecock community. On Saturday, she was supposed to graduate from college.

PAALS service dogs cross the stage for the cutest graduation ever

Seven dogs received their diplomas at today’s graduation, and all of those certificates were delivered by fellow pups.

  WATCH: Gorillas at this SC zoo show us that they don’t like being caught in the rain either

Zookeeper Brooke Hunsinger posted the video on May 3 of the troop together - including mothers Maci and Kazi with their babies, and the head of their household, Cenzoo, looking for ANY way to get out of the rain.

89-year-old woman found safe after being reported missing from Chesterfield County

Officials reported late Saturday morning that they had found an 89-year-old woman who was reported missing on Friday from Chesterfield County and thought to be headed to Florence or Columbia.

  Rock Hill Police look at recent mass shootings to adjust training exercises

The Rock Hill Police Department held an active shooter training at the Galleria Mall on Friday.

  Lawmakers work out more details of the ‘Panthers’ bill

The Carolina Panthers are one step closer to moving team headquarters to Rock Hill, SC.

Charges dropped against Chester man and mother whose arrest led to indictment of sheriff, deputies

Criminal charges have been dropped against a Chester County man and his mother who were both arrested in November 2018, paving the way for a federal investigation that has led to the county’s sheriff and two deputies being indicted.

  Father, son to receive college degrees together at South Carolina State University

Brandon Gathers and his father, Antonio, are both members of SC State’s Class of 2019 and they’ll receive their college degrees when they walk across the stage at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium.

SC paramedic stopped at store to buy sunglasses before going to emergency call, officials say

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has fined a paramedic who went to buy sunglasses first before going to an emergency call

Vehicle of interest identified after pedestrian struck, killed in York County hit-and-run

On Thursday night, officials sent out a flyer providing information on a vehicle of interest in the crash.

  Senate approves multi-million tax break bill to bring Panthers to SC

The South Carolina Senate voted 27-15 Thursday to approve an incentives bill to bring the Carolina Panthers’ headquarters and practice facilities across the border from North Carolina.

  Video shows apparent abuse of kids at daycare in South Carolina

The video, recently released by DPS, shows Rainey walk around the Sunshine House daycare. Kids can be heard crying as Rainey apparently picks up a child with one arm, walk her toward a sleeping mat, then drop her on it.

  ‘We are looking towards the future.’ New sheriff sworn in after Chester Co. Sheriff, chief deputy indicted

Max Dorsey was sworn in as the new Chester County Sheriff Wednesday morning, after Alex Underwood was indicted and subsequently suspended from office by the governor on Tuesday.

SWAT situation resolved peacefully in York County

According to the York County Sheriff’s Office, the situation happened on Brian Road near Clover.

Snake in SC woman’s golf cart ‘almost made me have a heart attack’

A Conway woman got quite the scare when she found a slithery snake wrapped around the mirror of her golf cart.

  Chester County sheriff suspended after being indicted on federal charges

Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood has been suspended and an interim sheriff appointed after Underwood, his chief deputy and a lieutenant were indicted by a federal grant jury.

  What the UNCC shooting is teaching area colleges and universities

For universities and colleges in the Carolinas, the campus shooting - that claimed two lives and injured four others – is especially haunting.

Death of 18-year-old SC student-athlete ruled accidental drowning, coroner’s office says

The Orangeburg County Coroner’s Office has released their finding of the death of an 18-year-old Lexington County student.

‘They killed him, and they watched him drown’: mother of Pelion High student wants authorities to look closer

Marcus Dwyer III was an 18-year-old student-athlete at Pelion High School. According to an incident report, he drowned just before 4 Sunday at Carson Landing, near North and in the Edisto River.

One in custody in York County SWAT situation

The York County Sheriff’s Office says the situation unfolded on Walnut Street.

Driver killed after running off road, crashing into tree in York County

According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the incident happened at 1:16 p.m on I-77 near mile marker 88.

Myrtle Beach mayor signs letter supporting bill to bring Panthers to SC

Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune is one of five mayors who signed a letter, urging senators to support a bill that would help bring the Carolina Panthers to South Carolina.

  One person killed, one injured in crash near York Technical College

The fatal crash happened before 8 a.m. on Anderson Road northbound at Baskins Road, Rock Hill police say.

Convicted killer serving life sentence caught after failed escape attempt, SC prison officials say

An inmate at an Upstate prison has been recaptured after a failed attempt to escape, state prison officials said on Sunday.

11-foot alligator safely removed after being spotted lounging on Highway 707

A gator is in more comfortable surroundings Sunday after being spotted lounging on an Horry County road.

Horry County police locate missing teen

Horry County Police are getting the word out about a teen missing since Saturday night.

19-year-old arrested, charged after deputies say he shot and killed NC mother in front of her children

Scotland County officials have made an arrest in the alleged murder of a 30-year-old mother.19-year-old William Brisson of Laurel Hill, NC has been arrested and charged with attempted murder. However authorities say they anticipate more charges being filed soon.

8-year-old Myrtle Beach bowler gets biggest win of career; beating cancer

For eight-year-old Titus Radosti, there’s no better sport then professional bowling. However, since the age of four his focus in life wasn’t about knocking down pins; it was about knocking out cancer.

  University of South Carolina acquires 180,000+ rare comic book collection

180,000+ rare comic books featuring the best of Marvel, DC and more are coming to the U of SC library. "This is literally the collection of a lifetime."

Medical examiner’s report says 5th-grader RaNiya Wright died of “natural causes”

Investigators with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office released the medical examiner’s report Thursday for the death of Forrest Hills Elementary School student RaNiya Wright, saying the 5th-grader died of natural causes.

  Student warns others after scary encounter in SC high school parking lot

A high school senior preparing to make a decision about which college to attend, was forced to make a different kind of decision.

Source: Feds seized Sheriff Underwood’s phone during Monday raid

Agents with the FBI and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division seized the phone of Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood during a raid of his office on Monday, according to a source who was in the building at the time.

UPDATE: Missing boys from Maine located in North Carolina

Police in Maine said that two missing boys believed to be in the Carolinas were safely located in North Carolina.

Ex-security guard arrested for taking nude photos sleeping woman facing additional charges

An ex-security guard arrested for taking nude photos of a sleeping woman is now facing additional charges according to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Deputies trying to identify man who stole 60 cartons of cigarettes from QT

Officials say the man stole 60 cartons of various brands of cigarettes from the storage room of the QT. The stolen cigarette cartons were valued at around $3,900.

Mother of 4-year-old killed in hit-and-run defends grandmother charged in case

The South Carolina Highway Patrol arrested the driver accused in a hit-and-run in Florence County that killed a four-year-old girl.

  FBI, SLED raid Chester Co. Sheriff’s Office

Agents with the FBI and South Carolina Law Enforcement Division executed a search warrant at the Chester County Sheriff’s Office Monday morning.

SC Superintendent of Education: 'I cannot support teachers walking out on their obligations’ to attend rally

Just days away from SC for Ed’s #AllOutMay1 rally at the State House, the South Carolina Superintendent of Education has released a statement regarding teachers’ participation in the event.

SLED, FBI conducting ‘law enforcement activity’ at Chester Co. Sheriff’s Office

The FBI is reportedly at the office to conduct “lawful law enforcement activity” with SLED, said Don Wood, Public Affairs Officer for the FBI’s Columbia bureau.

SC family advocating for bill that would ban the sale of energy drinks to minors

A Midlands family is advocating for legislation to ban stores from selling energy drinks to minors.

SC for Ed to hold rally, march in Columbia on May 1

SC for Ed will hold a rally for teachers to demand better pay, smaller class size, and removing other duties from teacher contracts.

Authorities investigating fatal crash in Lancaster

The South Carolina Highway Patrol, along with the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office, is investigating a deadly accident that occurred on Saturday afternoon in Lancaster.

FBI investigating new lead in Brittanee Drexel case

The FBI confirmed Friday it’s investigating a possible new lead in the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel.

‘I wish it was me’ Community mourns the loss of 3-year-old killed after tree falls on Sumter Co. home

The Sumter County Coroner has confirmed the death of a 3-year-old child after being injured when a tree went through a mobile home.

  Law enforcement warns of thieves out for your license plate

Last month there were two car break-ins reported to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office that happened in the parking lot of Lowe’s in Indian Land. In one of those cases, all that was taken was the victim’s license plate.