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    Former Clemson Club prez accused of DUI, driving wrong way on Ravenel Bridge

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    A man was arrested and charged for driving under the influence after police say he was involved in a head-on collision on the Ravenel Bridge. More>>

    Police ID suspect in Thursday's North Charleston shooting

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    North Charleston police are investigating a reported shooting on Midland Park Road Thursday afternoon. More>>

    SC woman says boyfriend hit her with watermelon

    A Fort Mill man has been charged with criminal domestic violence after his girlfriend said he hit her with a watermelon. More>>

    SC woman charged with exposing child to meth

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    A Westminster woman is charged with child neglect. More>>

    Teacher pleads guilty to having student buy pot, sending suggestive photos

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    A 24-year-old former Spanish teacher at Hilton Head Island High School was sentenced to up to six years in prison on Thursday. More>>

    Ex-Rep. Viers pleads not guilty in federal case

    A former South Carolina House member has pleaded not guilty to charges he helped a businessman hide assets from an insurance company and lied to IRS agents. More>>

    Report: Man charged after pointing gun at girlfriend, then himself

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    A man was arrested and charged with criminal domestic violence after police say he pointed a gun at his girlfriend and then at himself, pulling the trigger several times. More>>

    3 charged in assault on disabled SC veteran

    Three people have been charged - including the victim's granddaughter - in a home invasion that resulted in the shooting and wounding of a disabled Vietnam veteran in Rock Hill. More>>

    7 adults charged as 15 kids removed from SC home

    Seven adults face child neglect charges in upstate South Carolina after 15 children were removed from a dirty, trash-strewn doublewide mobile home where they all lived. More>>

    Viers due in federal court for arraignment

    A former South Carolina House member is scheduled to be in court for a hearing on charges he helped a businessman hide assets from an insurance company and lied to IRS agents. More>>

    SC business owner charged in arson of own shop

    The owner of a Norway auto repair shop has been charged with third degree arson after prosecutors say he hired a man to burn his business. More>>

    Harrell appoints 10-member panel to improve SC domestic violence laws Video included

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    On the heels of a massive, months-long investigation by the Post and Courier and ABC News 4 on the state's weak domestic violence laws, lawmakers are swinging into action. More>>

    Man sentenced to 20 years for abusing SC girl

    A Spartanburg man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for physically abusing a nearly 2-year-old girl. More>>

    NCPD: Driver cited after train hits vehicle

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    North Charleston police responded to a train accident on East Montague Avenue Wednesday morning. More>>

    Girl, 3, struck and killed by golf cart in Aiken

    Authorities say a 3-year-old girl has died after she was struck by a golf cart driven by a security guard at a hospital in Aiken. More>>

    Accused animal abuser pleads guilty to 10 counts of animal abuse Video included

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    The man accused of one of the worst cases of animal abuse ever seen by investigators pleaded guilty to 10 counts of ill treatment to animals, but he's still waiting for a sentencing hearing. More>>

    Police: Clerk stabbed in chest in Dollar Store robbery

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    North Charleston police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at the Value Dollar on Rivers Avenue over the weekend. More>>

    'Gray area' clouds state's stand your ground law Video included

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    South Carolina's stand your ground law was enacted in 2006, but it does not address cases of criminal domestic violence. The recent stabbing death of a man involved in an argument with his girlfriend brought to light the gray area in the law. More>>

    Weekend warrant blitz nets Charleston deputies 16 arrests in Hollywood, Ravenel Video included

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    Ravenel and Hollywood may be small towns, but authorities say they've become hot spots for crime. That's why Charleston County Sheriff's deputies made their presence known over the weekend with a crime crackdown. More>>

    SC deputies release more info on Wal-Mart arrest

    Deputies have released more information about the arrest of a man at a Greenville Wal-Mart that was captured on video. More>>

    Reward offered for info leading to missing SC teen

    It has been a year since an Aynor teenager disappeared and his family is offering a $25,000 reward to anyone who has information about where he is. More>>

    3 sought in shooting Horry County store clerk

    Horry County police are searching for three men wanted in a holdup at a convenience store in which the clerk was shot and wounded. More>>

    North Charleston gun shop owner releases surveillance video burglary Video included

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    Scott Warthan owns a gun shop, and it's been burglarized twice in three years even though he's changed names and locations. The most recent robbery was caught on surveillance video and he's hoping someone will recognize the thieves. More>>

    New SC identity theft unit handles 3,000 calls

    A new identity theft unit in South Carolina has taken over 3,000 calls from concerned people since it was formed 10 months ago. More>>

    State rep wants body cameras on officers across the state Video included

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    The City of Charleston approved a grant to put body cameras on police officers. Now a state representative wants to enforce a state law for all active duty law enforcement. More>>

    SC man arrested for fondling women at stores

    Deputies in Spartanburg County have arrested a man in connection with an assault on three women in different locations one week ago. More>>

    Suspect killed, 3 injured in SC home invasion

    Darlington County authorities say a burglary suspect was shot to death, and three others were hurt after a break-in at a home. More>>

    Juvenile, 16, arrested on gun charges after shots fired at Spring Street McDonalds

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    While police officers took one teen into custody for having a gun at the Sertoma Classic games at Johnson Hagood Stadium, another person was nearby shooting at a fast food restaurant. More>>

    Police: Teen arrested at Sertoma for having gun

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    A 15-year-old North Charleston boy was arrested Friday night at the Sertoma Classic football scrimmage for carrying a gun.  More>>

    Special Report part 4: The violence at home Video included

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    Domestic violence is a critical issue in South Carolina, and victims and those who work for them are looking for solutions. More>>

    Former lawmaker Thad Viers to appear in court

    A former South Carolina lawmaker is appearing in federal court next week on charges he helped a businessman hide assets, then lied about it to federal agents. More>>

    Sheriff: Man killed, others injured in SC burglary

    The Darlington County Sheriff's office is investigating a burglary that left one man dead several others injured. More>>

    Black leaders want voice in Myrtle Beach safety plans

    Black leaders say they want a voice in plans to ensure safety in the Myrtle Beach area over the Memorial Day weekend. More>>

    NCPD: 3 arrested for hotel meth lab

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    North Charleston police arrested three people after officers found a meth lab in a North Charleston hotel room. More>>

    12-hour standoff comes to an end in Colleton County

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    A Colleton County home was surrounded by deputies and members of the SWAT team Thursday afternoon after officials tried to serve a warrant at the home. More>>

    Highway Patrol makes arrest in fatal hit-and-run in Cross Video included

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    Troopers from the state Highway Patrol arrested a 32-year-old Cross man Thursday in connection to a hit-and-run accident that killed a woman. More>>

    Family asks for information in unsolved North Charleston murder

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    North Charleston police are still investigating the shooting death of 24-year-old Donald Tyree Brown. On Thursday, his family held a press conference asking for someone to come forward with information. More>>

    Police: Mt. Pleasant burglary ended in chase, crash

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    Two people were taken into custody Thursday afternoon after police in Mount Pleasant were called to a burglary. More>>

    SC woman guilty in $50,000 Social Security theft

    A Bishopville woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing $50,000 from the Social Security Administration by collecting checks issued to her late mother. More>>

    Deputies: Student, 7, taken into custody after carrying BB gun to school

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    A Minnie Hughes Elementary School student was taken into custody Thursday morning after deputies say the child took a BB gun to school. More>>

    Attorney releases statement on student's arrest, suspension for dinosaur story

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    A Summerville High School student was arrested and suspended on the second day of school. More>>

    BCSO: Meth lab found in Moncks Corner, 4 arrested

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    Berkeley County Sheriff's officials announced the arrest of four people who now face methamphetamine charges. More>>

    Police seek help solving Bikefest weekend slayings Video included

    Myrtle Beach police are urging anyone with information about the shooting deaths of three people at a motel during the Atlantic Beach Bikefest to contact them or Crime Stoppers. More>>

    Mom of murder victim on suspect's release: 'I want her monitored' Video included

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    A North Charleston murder suspect has been released from jail after posting bond set by a circuit court judge. But the suspect is not required to wear any kind of GPS monitoring unit. More>>

    Special Report part 2: The violence at home Video included

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    Criminal domestic violence is the primary killer of women in South Carolina, but the state lacks a comprehensive campaign to educate or help victims caught in dangerous relationships. More>>

    Deputies say Florida trucker shot at other driver during road rage incident

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    A truck driver from Florida was arrested Wednesday on assault charges after deputies say he was involved in a road rage incident in Ravenel. More>>

    SC woman's family gets $2 million for her death

    A Spartanburg County woman's family has been awarded $2 million in damages for her death five years ago. More>>

    NC police arrest Myrtle Beach shooting suspect

    Police in North Carolina have arrested a man wanted in one of eight Memorial Day weekend shootings in Myrtle Beach. More>>

    Bluffton man accused of sex crime against minor

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    A Bluffton man was arrested on charges of child sex crimes, the Attorney General’s office announced Tuesday. More>>

    Attorney: DUI suspect left friend's memorial gathering before hitting and killing teen Video included

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    The path of a driver who deputies say caused a crash that killed a 17-year-old girl on Johns Island days before she was set to begin her senior year appears to have started at the home of another James Island man who died in a plane crash. More>>

    Report: Residents complain of shooting during fight in Charleston

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    Residents of a downtown Charleston neighborhood complained to police about a fight that ended in gunfire on Monday. More>>

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