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SC lawmaker looks to increase access to life-saving drugs to those at risk of overdosing

  (WPDE) — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, for every 69 high-dose opioid prescriptions in 2018, only one naloxone prescription was dispensed. Naloxone, the generic name for Narcan, is an overdose-reversing drug that has saved many lives in South Carolina during the ongoing opioid epidemic. South Carolina State Representative Russell Fry is hoping to increase access…

Yes, it appears another Jeep is stuck along Myrtle Beach

By Andrew James

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) — Jeep’s and the sands of Myrtle Beach do not seem to go well together after now another SUV appears to be stuck on the beach. A viewer shared the photo below with ABC 15’s Ed Piotrowski showing a grey Jeep Patriot stuck in the sand. Uh oh. Another Jeep stuck in the sand. This photo was…

Buttigieg shifts plans, will attend King holiday event in SC

by Meg Kinnard, The Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who has been criticized for his slow outreach to black and other minority voters, has rearranged his schedule to make room for events in early-voting South Carolina that honor Martin Luther King Jr. Buttigieg’s campaign said in a statement Saturday night that the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, “looks forward…

SC officer released from hospital after cruiser is struck, DUI arrest made

by Matt Dillane

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WCIV) — A Georgetown police officer is recovering after being involved in a crash on Friday night. According to officials, Sergeant Scott Scogin was in his police cruiser while he was helping a disabled motorist. The cruiser was then hit by another vehicle. Sgt. Scogin was transported to an area hospital while authorities arrested the other driver on suspicion of…

Bands, bootleggers and bombshells: take a ride through the Roaring ’20s

“Funky” Leroy Harper, Jr. plays the saxophone with his band, the All Stars (WPDE). (WPDE)- 100 years ago, on January 17, Prohibition became the law of the land. The government’s goal was simple: keep liquor out of the people’s hands and promote morality among the general public. It wound up being one of the most spectacular backfires of the 20th…

SC General Assembly passes bill making Daylight Saving Time year-round

(WPDE) – Spring forward for good? That’s the hope for South Carolina legislators. The South Carolina General Assembly passed a bill Wednesday that intends to make Daylight Saving Time the standard for the state year-round. The bill is now on the desk of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster for his signature. But wait! There is one caveat– even though both…

Police Officer hurt during police pursuit in Florence

By Barry Wade

FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — The Florence Police Department says a man has been arrested after a police pursuit that left a police officer hurt. The department says officers were called to 230 North Beltline Drive Friday at around 6:26 p.m. for a report of a suspicious person inside of a vehicle. They say Charles W. Bailey put his vehicle in…

Man receives 30 years after deadly 2016 shooting at Dorchester Co. IHOP

by Matt Dillane

DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — A man will spend decades behind bars after being convicted for a deadly shooting at a Dorchester County IHOP. According to court officials, on Friday, a jury convicted Keonte Cobbs of voluntary manslaughter for the fatal 2016 shooting. At the time, authorities said Cobbs shot Bradford Spells and Brannon Mack in the restaurant’s bathroom. An…