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Police: Decapitated kitten found near Rock Hill restaurant

The person told the officer that he went to mow the lawn around 8 a.m. when he discovered a dead kitten on the back patio of the restaurant.

Police searching for missing, endangered Conway man last seen Thursday

Beto O’Rourke wants reparations for slave decedents, addresses other Lowcountry issues

  Cashier fired after writing racial slur on receipt at Rock Hill Arby’s

S.C. family asking for birthday cards for boy fighting cancer

S.C. boy fighting cancer who asked for cards gets surprise trip home on birthday

Lowcountry group needs help feeding baby animals, asks for supplies

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Deputies uncover apparent dogfighting operation, find 27 dogs in Sumter County

S.C. highway honors beloved fire chief who was killed while directing traffic

  Innocent 23-year-old killed in major drug operation, defendant sentenced to 25 years

Caretaker of 85-year-old who went missing charged with lying to police

‘I paid my bill of $36 and left’: SC woman spotted opossum inside restaurant during meal

Grand Strand’s mini baby boom may be due to Hurricane Florence, local hospital says

Officials: Missing 27-year-old woman found safe

The Sumter Police Department is asking for public assistance to locate a woman who has been missing since April 26th.

  Live 5 Investigates: Women claim nurse gave them ‘unnecessary’ pap smear at Berkeley Co. jail

Four women have filed lawsuits claiming a contracted nurse at the Berkeley County jail gave them "medically unnecessary" pap smears that were not sent for testing.

Affidavit: Man fired shots at officer during Darlington County car dealership break-in

State Law Enforcement Division investigators found that a man charged with breaking into a Darlington County car dealership, is also the one who fired shots at a Hartsville police officer.

  New Chester County sheriff makes changes to curb community violence

Since taking office, Sheriff Dorsey says he’s been trying to gain back trust in the community. He says distrust may be one of the reasons they are not receiving tips that could help them solve crimes.

Man accused of shooting into car with kids inside at Rock Hill park

Man reportedly robbed at knifepoint, then arrested for having meth

  Mother of 5 children killed by ex-husband does not want him sentenced to death

  Kroger to begin selling CBD products in 17 states including Kentucky, Indiana

85-year-old missing SC woman found safe in NC

  ‘He was very lucky,’ 4-year-old Camden boy finds venomous Copperhead Snake in sandbox

S.C. man who tried to join ISIS sentenced to 20 years in federal prison

The Ladson man who tried to join ISIS in 2017 was sentenced in federal court Monday morning to 20 years in prison plus lifetime supervision after he is released.

Justice department reaches settlement agreement with York County to end discriminatory hiring practices against applicants with disabilities

A DOJ press release states the agreement resolves the department’s lawsuit alleging that the county discriminated against an applicant on the basis of his disability, dwarfism, when he sought to apply for a purchasing manager position.

Deer with rare genetic condition spotted on South Carolina island, officials say

A photo shared by wildlife officials shows a small deer, white with black spots almost like a Dalmatian, standing in brush at the edge of a field.

Earthquake reported near Clemson, S.C.

The 2.3 magnitude quake happened just before 11 p.m. three miles west of Reed Creek, Georgia.Reed Creek is about 17 miles from Clemson and about 19 miles from Anderson.

More Portuguese man-of wars are washing up on SC beaches. ‘Steer clear,’ state warns

Headed to the beach to start the summer? Keep an eye out for shiny blue creatures that look like jellyfish ⁠— they pack a powerful sting and have been showing up on beaches from Florida to North Carolina, officials say.

Missing Chesterfield man found safe in Cleveland County

The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out to the public today after an elderly man went missing earlier Saturday afternoon in Chesterfield.

Chester officials investigating multiple weekend shooting reports

The Chester County Sheriff’s Office along with the Chester City Police Department is currently looking into a series of shootings which were called in on Friday night in and around Chester city limits.

  ‘I don’t have kids, she is my world:’ Midlands woman searching for lost dog after house fire

After a fire ripped through two homes on Twin Eagles Drive last Sunday, one homeowner lost more than just her house.

S.C. funeral home to honor unclaimed veteran

A South Carolina funeral home is asking people to come to the funeral of a 75-year-old Navy veteran who has no family to claim him.

SLED searching for 85-year-old SC woman missing since Friday

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division issued an alert for missing 85-year-old woman Saturday afternoon.

  Double homicide, officer-involved shooting under investigation in York County

Officials are investigating a double homicide and an officer-involved shooting that happened in York County Friday night.

Gilbert man charged with murder following death of grandmother

Deputies in Lexington County have arrested Dustin Edward Hoff following his grandmother’s death.

Temporary swim advisory lifted for portion of beach in North Myrtle Beach

A section of beach in North Myrtle Beach has been placed under a short-term swimming advisory.

  Federal charges now filed in SC trooper shooting, suspect waives extradition

Federal court records show the Gaffney man accused of shooting a South Carolina state trooper in York County Sunday night is now facing a federal charge.

Man wanted in York County for multiple active warrants

The York County Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance in locating a man who was last seen fleeing from officials while being served a warrant for his arrest.

  York, SC father-son duo create brooch box for Queen Elizabeth II from President Trump

A brooch box handmade by a father and son in Rock Hill was gifted to Queen Elizabeth II from President Donald Trump during his visit to England for the 75th D-Day anniversary commemoration.

SC veteran seeks help to find prosthetic leg after falling off boat

Being thrown from your boat in choppy water and having to float back to shore is a scary enough moment for anyone. For one veteran, it was so much more.

Former school employees charged in ‘misuse of funds’ investigation in Chesterfield Co.

Chesterfield County Schools officials say the two people involved in this case are no longer with Chesterfield County School District.

  City of Rock Hill launches first, free transit system in York County

The City of Rock Hill is launching the first, free public transportation system in York County on Monday, June 10.

Former Carolina Panthers DE Julius Peppers aids Florence victims with donation

The United Way of Horry County received a $47,000 donation from former Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers’ Hurricane Relief Fund.

Officials issue warning after Portuguese man o’ war sightings at Lowcountry beaches

Some beachgoers on Folly Beach have reported Portuguese Man O’ War sightings as summer approaches.

‘Watch who you leave your kids with:’ Family mourns the loss of 5-year-old SC girl who died in possible drowning

The Sumter County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a five-year-old girl.

SC man arrested for exposing himself to a sunbathing woman while working for UPS

Deputies say, Bryce Dewayne Williams, 23, allegedly "willfully exposed his genitals" to a woman at a residence on Deer Track Circle on Saturday, June 1.

Police: Several bear sightings reported in York, SC

Police in the City of York, SC, are giving citizens advice after a young black bear was spotted by several people, and caught on camera in one person’s yard.

  Jury finds Timothy Jones, Jr., SC man accused of murdering his 5 children in 2014, guilty on all charges

After more than three weeks of testimony, a jury has reached a verdict in the trial of Timothy Jones, Jr., a Lexington County man accused of murdering his five children in 2014.

Report: Suspect holds knife to man’s neck, steals $93 from Ziplock bag labeled ‘money’

A suspect is in custody after allegedly robbing a man at knife point early-Tuesday morning.

Myrtle Beach High senior has 12 years of perfect attendance

A Myrtle Beach High School senior received one distinct honor prior to graduating.

Date away! SC ranked among the states where you’re least likely to get ‘catfished’

A new report from HighSpeedInternet.com revealed the states where you are most likely and least likely to fall victim to a catfishing scam. South Carolina was ranked sixth for the least catfishing scams per capita.

  Hundreds welcome Carolina Panthers to SC at Rock Hill pep rally

Hundreds of people gathered in Rock Hill’s Fountain Park Wednesday morning for a pep rally to celebrate the Carolina Panthers moving team headquarters to South Carolina.

Group of mothers push for change after 11-year-old drowns at Myrtle Beach hotel pool

An 11-year-old boy drowned at the Beach Colony Resort in Myrtle Beach on Sunday, according to Horry County deputy coroner Chris Dontell.

Auditions for the next season of ‘American Idol’ is coming to Columbia

American Idol has released its list of cities where it will be hosting auditions for its next season and Columbia is on the list.

  ‘Armed and dangerous’ SC man wanted in the death of woman found near vacant home

Derrick Allen McIlwain, 41, of Heath Springs, is wanted on a warrant for domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.

One killed in tractor-trailer crash in York County

The crash happened just after 10 p.m. on Interstate 77 southbound at mile marker 76. Officials say a Ford collided with a tractor-trailer, killing the passenger in the Ford.

  SC trooper shot following traffic stop ‘in good spirits’ after release from hospital

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is currently investigating an officer-involved shooting which occurred Sunday evening near Rock Hill.

SC deputies, five kids, lose everything in a house fire, here’s how you can help

“Next to losing a close loved one, this is probably the most tragic loss someone can experience,” the post says. “All the personal belongings can’t be replaced but we are going to try to help.”

  Gator goes for Monday morning stroll in SC neighborhood

The residents of one Myrtle Beach neighborhood had quite the unexpected visitor roaming their streets Monday morning.

  Deep sea fishermen pull in big catch of cocaine, worth nearly $1M, off Charleston coast

Two Lowcountry recreational fishermen ended their fishing trip late Sunday afternoon with an unexpected catch.

14-year-old girl kidnapped from bus stop, raped at gunpoint by two teens, SC cops say

Two teenagers are in jail after being charged with kidnapping a 14-year-old girl from a South Carolina bus stop and raping her at gunpoint, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said.

  Community Cafe in York County serves thousands of free, fresh meals

The Community Café of York County provides fresh meals to people three times a week. This year, volunteers are also taking their services on the road.

Report: $1 million worth of guns stolen from SC home

The incident report says the thief stole $1 million worth of guns, $500 worth of tools, a crossbow and two compound bows worth $2,000.

  Piedmont Medical Center collects cereal for hungry children

The drive ensures children don’t go hungry during the summer months when schools are not providing breakfast or lunch options.

Missing Greenville freshman found safe after day-long search, deputies say

Deputies and the family of a Greenville teen last seen at school on Thursday are asking for the public to help find her.

  Chester Police chief hosts community safety meetings following two shootings

Chester Police chief will discuss the increasing number of shootings in the city and how to keep residents, especially seniors, safe.

Nine children die of vehicular heatstroke in 2019

Paramedics with Piedmont Medical Center EMS are sending a reminder to not forget children who are in the car. With temperatures well into the 90s, the heat inside cars can become deadly.

Dog suffers serious injuries after being tied, dragged behind car

Officials say the driver did not intentionally cause harm to the dog and will not face charges.

SC governor suspends newly sworn-in mayor of Dillon; city council elects mayor pro-tem

Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order Wednesday suspending the city of Dillon’s embattled mayor-elect.

  VIDEO: S.C. teacher passes Beyonce’ ‘dance exam’ soon after student gets perfect score on test

A Conway Middle School teacher passed his test shortly after one of his students passed hers.

Man arrested for DUI with infant in car

Police say 29-year-old Joshua Dover of York was traveling with a 10-month-old baby on East Liberty Street near Cooperative Way when he was arrested for DUI.

Three charged after 21 dogs found with fly bites, malnourished

Three people are facing animal cruelty charges after police say several dogs and puppies were found neglected in the backyard of a Myrtle Beach home on Tuesday.

  Woman found dead near steps of vacant home in Lancaster County identified

Officials have not released the woman’s identity, but say the circumstances of her death appear suspicious.

SC teacher caught on video in classroom fight with student resigns, school district says

According to a Richland 2 School District spokesperson, the school district accepted the resignation of the teacher caught on video.

Man makes big donation to help replace vandalized veterans transport van

A Lowcountry man made a five-digit donation to help a group replace a vandalized van used to transport veterans for medical treatment.

Judge allows SC woman charged with homicide by child abuse to go on family vacation

Geller has been out on a surety bond since her arrest and petitioned a judge last week to amend the restrictions of her bond to allow her to travel to attend a family vacation this summer.

Gov. McMaster vetoes $2.7M in budget that would have been used to sink USS Clamagore

The idea was to sink the aging submarine in order to turn it into a reef.

Five victims remain hospitalized in S.C. after Ocean Isle Beach stairway collapse

Five family members who were injured in a stairway collapse during a Memorial Day photo session at an Ocean Isle Beach, N.C. home remain hospitalized in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Better funding for higher education leads to one-year tuition freeze

Max Habicht is a graduate student at the University of South Carolina.

  Embrace A Veteran: Myrtle Beach veteran returns to Afghanistan to improve women’s education

Ronald Bradley was born in North Carolina but came to Myrtle Beach in the sixth grade. He graduated from Myrtle Beach High School and the University of South Carolina. Then, he joined the Marines.

Police announce missing 20-year-old man found safe

Police are asking for the public’s help locating a missing 20-year-old man.