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SC Employment Hits Record High

New numbers show more people in the state of South Carolina were employed in the month of November, but unemployed rate shows slight improvement. Read more »

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NYPD Mourn Officers Killed in Ambush

Two New York City officer shot in the head in an ambush style attack. Read More »

Deadly Mobile Home Fire

A mobile home goes up in flames killing a family of three, including a newborn. Read More »

6-month-old dies in fire caused by space heater

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Firefighters in Columbia say a space heater caused a fire that killed a 6-month-old baby. Read More »

Metts name may soon be gone from sheriff's office

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The Lexington County Council plans to discuss removing the name of indicted former Sheriff James Metts from the county's law enforcement building. Read More »

Doctors hope Christmas break slows flu in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — School systems across South Carolina say they are happy for the Christmas break for a different reason this year — it provides a good chance to stop a flu outbreak. Read More »

Newberry County standoff ends peacefully

NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say a four-hour standoff in Newberry County has ended peacefully with an arrest and the rescue of a 4-year-old girl. Read More »

Postal Delivery Deadlines: Busiest Day of Season

Get busy writing those Christmas cards and wrapping presents. Another round of Holiday shipping deadlines are upon us. Read More »

Newberry Standoff Ends; Child in Custody

During the early afternoon hours the Newberry County Sheriff's Office was notified that there may be a wanted man from Colorado hiding in a residence off SC Hwy. 395 near the Saluda County line. Read More »

Husband deals with the anguish of missing wife

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Park Kingery thought the worst when his wife, who had been fighting depression, left their house leaving behind only a short note in September. Read More »

Feds want lawyer to talk to Metts' investigators

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors are asking a judge to order the lawyer who advised the Lexington County Sheriff's Office while James Metts was sheriff to talk to investigators about his former boss. Read More »

Gov. Wants To Lower Tariff On Tires Made By Company Coming To S.C.

Columbia, SC (WOLO)- Governor Nikki Haley wants the U.S. Commerce Department to lower a tariff on tires made in China by a company planning a 5-hundred 60 million dollar plant in South Carolina. Read More »

City of Columbia to host Public Forums

The City of Columbia’s Community Development department will host public forums for citizen input in the Five Year Consolidated Plan for submission to the Department of Housing and Urban Development Read More »

SC's Nov. jobless rate unchanged at 6.7 percent

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged in November at 6.7 percent. Read More »

USC in court battle to evict banned frat's members

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina and the owner of a campus fraternity house are in court over whether members of the fraternity may remain after the group lost its charter. Read More »

Driver strikes, kills pedestrian in business parking lot

A deadly accident outside a business in Orangeburg remains under investigation. Read More »

Duke Energy says it will close SC coal ash pits

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Duke Energy is planning to remove all of its coal ash from pits at a South Carolina plant that environmentalists say threatens the Saluda River. Read More »

Senators: Erasing debt could recruit more SC teachers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Senators say forgiving student loans, paying teacher mentors a stipend and boosting some teachers' salaries could be ways to recruit and keep good teachers in South Carolina. Read More »

Death Investigation At Irmo H.S.

Irmo, SC (WOLO)- The Lexington County Sheriff's Department is looking into the death of a man...who was doing construction work at Irmo High School. Read More »

Haley announces Dept. of Administration secretary

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley says the director of the agency that handles much of state government's bureaucracy will be South Carolina's first Department of Administration secretary. Read More »

Deputies: Construction worker found dead at Irmo High

The Lexington County Sheriff's Department is looking into the death of a man who was doing construction work at Irmo High School. Read More »

Scott visiting western Midlands constituents

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tim Scott is scheduled to visit constituents in four South Carolina counties in the western Midlands. Read More »

Director of SC probation and parole agency resigns

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley says she's looking for a new director for South Carolina's probation and parole agency. Read More »

Haley: Ethics reform package must include 3 things

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley is again urging South Carolina legislators to pass ethics reform, saying 2015 is the year to finally get it done. Read More »

Breaking: Judge Denies Metts plea deal in bribery case

A federal judge denied Wednesday a plea deal from former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts that would have kept the longtime lawman from going to prison. Read More »

Judge rejects Metts' plea deal in bribery case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge has rejected a plea deal from former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts that would have kept the longtime lawman from going to prison. Read More »

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