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STUDY: Parents are paying children to get off their phones

Former Gamecocks athletics director Mike McGee passes away

SC Attorney General sues major opioid distributors

  VIDEO: Lightning bolt strikes inches away from S.C. school guidance counselor

Helicopter pilot becomes 1st female Marine to pilot F-35 jet

  VIDEO: Baby sea turtles prepare for a swim at S.C. beach

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Teacher accused of being drunk at school no longer employed by district

‘The perfect location’: $10M plan, 210 new jobs breathe life into Lancaster Co. site

SC father delivers baby in family car on the way to hospital

  Carolina Panthers COO describes David Tepper’s vision for new practice site in Rock Hill

Affordable housing community for adults with autism, learning disabilities coming to Conway

Shaw Air Force Base identifies airman found dead in home this week

Man accused of pepper spraying clerks, cook at Waffle House, pet store in SC

Deputies have charged a man who is accused of pepper spraying two clerks and a cook in separate robberies at a Waffle House and a pet store in the Lake Wylie area of York County, S.C.

Missing Chesterfield woman found safe

The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office has reported that they have located a 21-year-old woman who was previously reported missing.

  Elephants to leave Riverbanks Zoo this fall

Belle and Robin have been at the zoo for many years, and together more than a decade.

2 teens injured in shooting in Fort Mill

According to the Fort Mill Police Department, officers received several calls from residents on Forest Ridge Drive, reporting gunshots around 8:15 p.m.

Company seeks ‘Friends’ super fan to watch 25 hours of classic sitcom for $1,000

Missing Florence woman found safe

  Rock Hill dog in quarantine after biting 5-year-old boy

Authorities investigating fake ICE fliers posted in SC

Myrtle Beach could see surf park, amphitheater in 2021

Cocky ranked in top 10 for greatest mascots in college football history

South Carolina woman bitten by alligator while walking dog

A 68-year-old woman is recovering after being attacked by an alligator.

S.C. teacher files class action lawsuit demanding pay for after school work, classroom supplies

The lawsuit leaves the door open for teachers in the district, and around the state, to join the class action.

RCSD: Operation nets nearly 20 arrests after suspects solicited for sex on internet

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department, along with several law enforcement agencies, have made several arrests as part of Operation: Relentless Guardian.

Woman arrested for leaving kids in car, a week after mother charged with murder for leaving girl in car

Investigators have arrested a woman for leaving two kids in a car, a week after authorities say the woman’s mother was arrested on murder charges for deliberately leaving a disabled child in a vehicle.

Two charged in sexual assault case involving 10-year-old girl

Two people have been charged in connection to the alleged sexual assault of a 10-year-old girl.

  Rock Hill officer accidentally shoots gun in police station; nobody hurt, police say

A Rock Hill police officer fired a weapon accidentally in the police station Monday, sending a bullet to within feet of a person in the lobby, officers said.

Kids battling cancer receive free week-long vacation to Myrtle Beach

More than 50 families from across state lines have made their way to the Grand Strand this summer, all of whom have one thing in common: cancer.

Police find 12-year-old girl who went missing

The girl was found Sunday night.

Florence County Sheriff’s Office investigators searching for missing teen

Florence County Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for the public’s help finding a missing teenager.

Lawsuit: Teen commits suicide after constant bullying from classmates, faculty at Aynor Middle School

A disabled teen committed suicide after being subjected to constant bullying from faculty and classmates at Aynor Middle School, according to a lawsuit.

Mother accused of leaving 5-year-old child with landscaper in Conway

The mother of a 5-year-old child who was left with a landscaper Thursday night in Conway is in police custody, according to authorities.

Motorcyclist killed in accident in Rock Hill

The Rock Hill Police Department reported that at 7 p.m. they were called to the collision off of North Anderson Road.

Feds investigate drug trafficking organization that used mail employees to ship drugs and money

Federal authorities are investigating a drug trafficking organization in the Lowcountry that’s using the mail system to distribute cocaine, marijuana and drug money, according to a search warrant application.

Clemson veterinarian drowns after diving into South Carolina lake to find sunglasses

A Clemson veterinarian’s seemingly innocent attempt at finding his lost sunglasses on the bottom of Lake Keowee cost him his life, according Oconee County Coroner’s Office.

Former SCDOT commissioner accused of involvement with prostitution

Police arrested John Norton Hardee, 72, on Thursday, Aug. 8.

  School superintendent, college-bound 18-year-old killed in SC crash

Two people are dead after a head-on-crash in Chester County Thursday night.

Police identify mother of 5-year-old found in Conway

South Carolina authorities are asking the public’s help to locate family members of a 5-year-old child that was found in Conway.

SC deputies find 10-year-old boy who went missing from YMCA camp

A 10-year-old boy went missing from YMCA Camp Greenville, according to Jason Cox with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

NC man sexually assaulted girl, gave her drugs in York County. He’s heading to prison.

A North Carolina man was sentenced to 17 years in a South Carolina prison after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a minor and giving her drugs.

‘She is an absolute miracle:’ Sophie continues to gain weight, make strides following abuse

Members of the Grand Strand Humane Society took to social media Thursday night to give an update on “Queen Sophie,” the German shepherd puppy who was rescued from one of the worst animal abuse situations officials there said they’d ever seen.

  Myrtle Beach vacationer receives new ‘beach leg’ after other one washed away by wave

A woman vacationing in Myrtle Beach can enjoy the rest of her trip and go back in the ocean.

Coroner releases cause of death for S.C. mother, 5-year-old remains missing

The coroner has released the cause of death for a 29-year-old mother of three from Sumter who was found dead in her apartment Monday.

  ’He would have murdered me and my child.’ Ex-girlfriend of accused SC killer describes years of abuse

The ex-girlfriend of Daunte Johnson is telling her story after she says she survived years of abuse. Most recently Daunte Johnson is accused of killing South Carolina mom Sharee Bradley and her 5-year-old daughter Navaeh Adams earlier this week.

Columbia Police searching for missing 71-year-old man with medical condition

The Columbia Police Department needs your help finding 71-year-old Maynard McGuinn.

  Bond denied for Clover man accused of shooting stranger, sparking manhunt

A York County judge denied bond for a Clover man accused of shooting at two people, kidnapping a woman, and leading deputies on a chase through two states last year.

  York Co. CBD shops toss tens of thousands of dollars in product before midnight deadline

They learned Tuesday they had one day to get rid of CBD flower, which has now been deemed illegal there.

Lowcountry man found guilty of raping, impregnating 10-year-old girl

Officials with the Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office announced that 37-year-old Tony Orlanda Singleton of Estill was found guilty of first-degree criminal sexual assault with a minor under the age of 11.

Huge wave causes woman to lose prosthetic ‘beach leg’ during Myrtle Beach vacation

A woman vacationing in Myrtle Beach has an interesting request for fellow beachgoers: If you see a fake leg give her a call.

Bond denied for S.C. man accused of woman’s murder, child’s disappearance

Daunte Johnson, 28, is charged with one count of murder in death of Sharee Bradley, 29, after investigators found her body in her apartment Monday night.

Federal government announces it has removed one ton of plutonium from South Carolina

Officials with the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office say one metric ton of plutonium has been removed from South Carolina.

  Rock Hill church floods from water valve break

Now church leaders are looking for a temporary space to host mass while the near century-old church is repaired.

  Death of 3-month-old baby in Rock Hill under investigation

Police initially responded to assist EMS with a medical call for an unconscious 3-month old who was not breathing.

  Is new coffee shop in Indian Land causing a ‘coffee war’?

There's a unique 250 sq. ft. coffee shop that has opened in Indian Land along Hwy 521. It is called Burr and Berry. It is a drive-thru and walk-up coffee shop. There is none like it in Indian Land.

  ‘We keep hope that perhaps she’s still alive’: Search for missing 5-year-old S.C. girl enters third day

The search for a missing 5-year-old girl who has not been seen since her mother was found dead continues into its third day.

Report: Two charged with murder after deliberately leaving disabled 13-year-old in car for several hours

Two people have been charged with murder after authorities say they left a disabled 13-year-old girl in a car for several hours leading to the child’s death in Colleton County.

  Man accused of killing SC mom whose 5-year-old daughter went missing has arrest record in Charlotte

Court documents show that Daunte Johnson was arrested several times in Mecklenburg County. Most recently, he was arrested for violating a domestic violence protective order. In 2015 and 2016, he was arrested for assault on a female charges which were both filed by his girlfriend at the time.

SC prosecutors give deadline to remove ‘illegal’ hemp

The S.C. Attorney General has said in an opinion that aside from licensed growers of legal hemp, it is illegal to possess hemp in South Carolina.

  Suspect wanted for pepper spraying clerks, cook at Waffle House, pet store in Lake Wylie area

Deputies are looking for a suspect who pepper sprayed two clerks and a cook in separate robberies at a Waffle House and a pet store in the Lake Wylie area of York County.

  Father of missing 5-year-old Sumter girl speaks for first time since her disappearance

A 5-year-old is missing after her mother was found dead inside their apartment around 6 p.m.

Third arrest made in killing of NC mother of five

Lucero Sosa Capote was killed during a break-in at her home on Tower Court around 4:40 a.m. July 12. Capote was shot and killed while trying to protect her children. Two of her children were injured.

S.C. program offers ‘bed shaker’ smoke alarms for hearing impaired

Most people rely on a smoke alarm to help get to safety during a fire. But for some, standard smoke alarms aren’t enough.

Department of Corrections investigating inmate homicide

The Department of Corrections is investigating the homicide of an inmate at Board River Correctional Institute.

North Myrtle Beach offers $1,000 bonus to help fill public safety vacancies

The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety is offering some incentives to help fill vacancies.

  VIDEO: Sharks spotted feeding along stretch of beach in S.C.

A Richmond, Va., woman vacationing along the Grand Strand caught quite the marine life spectacle while on the beach Monday morning.

Lake Wylie pet store clerk blinded with pepper spray in dog toy robbery, police say

The clerk was sprayed by a man who took about $300 late Friday night at the store, according to a York County Sheriff’s Office report.

  ‘School Prayer Zone’ road signs popping up around Richland Co., SC ahead of new school year

As students and teachers around the state gear up for another school year, a Columbia non-profit is reminding people to say a prayer for those within the state’s public school system with new roadway signs.

  Man charged with murder of woman found dead in car in north Charlotte

Jerome Sonny Davis, Jr, 27, is charged with murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied property inflicting serious bodily injury in connection to the death of 23-year-old Khira Bernetta Denise Ruth McKinley.

Deputies continue search for woman who stole signed ‘Godfather’ poster from Lowcountry theater

Deputies are continuing to search for a woman who stole a signed “Godfather” movie poster from a Lowcountry theater.

Carolinas near bottom of the list when it comes to healthcare in the U.S., study says

A new study ranking the best and worst states in the country for healthcare was released Monday, and the Carolinas didn’t fare very well.

Coroner identifies man killed in Northwoods Mall theater parking lot shooting

Police say one person is dead following a shooting at the parking lot of the Northwoods Mall theater Friday night.

SC teen missing since Friday

Police say Madison Chelsea Ann Martin was last seen at her home on Hillcrest Drive in New Ellenton on Friday evening.

  ‘A miracle,’ Sheriff says after deputy survives serious crash following car chase

According to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened in the Ruby area of Chesterfield County,

Suspects attempt to use ‘play money’ at Myrtle Beach McDonalds, police say

Police are investigating Sunday after a pair of suspects allegedly attempted to pay for a late night snack with counterfeit money.

‘School Prayer Zone’ signs part of prayer rally at the Statehouse

Saturday an annual prayer rally was held in front of the Statehouse.

Man found after going missing in Horry County

A man who was missing is now safe.

Orangeburg man accused of recording another man in restroom

An Orangeburg man has been arrested after admitting to recording a video of another man in a restroom stall at a store on North Road.

Cash reward offered for information about man who robbed Dollar General in Cheraw

When the cashier opened the register, police say the man used force and intimidation to take money from the register and then fled the scene.

Deputies quarantine two pit bulls following attack on 8-year-old at Summerville neighborhood

Dorchester County authorities have announced that two pit bulls have been quarantined following an attack on an 8-year-old girl at a Summerville neighborhood.