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In Texas GOP Primary, it’s Who Can Love Trump The Most

George P. Bush’s campaign flyers in Texas declare that he’s “standing beside our president” — the one who called his dad, Jeb, an embarrassment to his family and a pathetic person. At a political forum outside San Antonio, another Republican candidate brags about his “bigly” wins over Democrats. Another hopeful in Houston, just days after a mass shooting at a…

And The Oscar Goes to… Predicting Who Will win at The Academy Awards Sunday

It’s the year of the woman. Peter Travers, the host of ABC’s “Popcorn with Peter Travers,” predicts that women and movies with strong women characters will do well on Sunday when the 90th annual Academy Awards are broadcast live on ABC. “This is an Oscar ceremony where women are going to figure very prominently in it,” he said in a…

Heidi Todd’s mother released from hospital, family releases statement

Charleston, S.C. (WCIV) – Charleston Police Department just released a statement from the Todd family. They were victims of an alleged attack and a kidnapping almost two weeks ago to the date. Today, officials say Heidi Todd’s mother, Brittany, has been released from the hospital. Below is a statement from the Todd family. “Thank you to the entire community for…

NRA Spokeswoman Becomes New Face of Gun Rights Movement

Dana Loesch is the new public face of the National Rifle Association, an organization long associated with older white men. At 39, she’s poised, photogenic and a skilled public speaker, yet she’s not softening the message of the NRA as it becomes an increasingly active voice in the nation’s culture wars, with positions on everything from immigration to the media. In…

Legal Medical Pot Doesn’t Lead to Increased Use in Teens, Research Shows

With medical marijuana already legal in 29 states and even more states considering legalization, some believe that the inevitable next step is an increase in recreational marijuana use among adolescents, but a new study published today in Addiction busted that myth. “We had done an earlier study published in the Lancet in 2015 of a million adolescents that were surveyed yearly between…

Judge Dismisses Coal Company Suit Against HBO’s John Oliver

A West Virginia judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by coal company Murray Energy against HBO host John Oliver. A segment of Oliver’s Sunday show “Last Week Tonight” in June poked fun at Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who blames regulatory efforts by the Obama administration for damaging the coal industry. Oliver said the 77-year-old looked like a “geriatric Dr. Evil.” A Circuit…

Survivor of Florida School Shooting Used His Body as Human Shield to Protect Classmates

When he and his classmates came face-to-face with a gunman shooting up their Florida school, Anthony Borges put the lives of others before his own, a friend who survived thanks to the teenager and his father told ABC News. A soccer player at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, 15-year-old Anthony placed his body between alleged mass killer Nikolas Cruz and…

Man arrested for allegedly shooting mother who was breastfeeding

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WSOC) – A man has been arrested after he broke into a mother’s home Monday and shot her while she was breastfeeding her 6-month-old baby, police said. The shooting happened on Wexford Meadows Lane at the Wexford apartments. Curtis Garyray Kerr, 36, was charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, possession of a…

Update: Missing 4-year found in Alabama, suspect arrested in Mississippi

UPDATE (10:00 p.m.)(WOLO, WCIV) – Authorities confirmed that Thomas Lawton Evans, the suspect in the case of the missing four-year-old from South Carolina, has been taken into custody. He was arrested in Mississippi Wednesday night. UPDATE (9:00 p.m.) – Authorities have released a name and picture of a suspect in the case of the missing four-year-old found safe in Alabama….

Search for Missing Charleston 4-Year Old Girl Underway

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV) – State and federal law enforcement agencies are searching for a missing child in Charleston County, S.C. The missing child is Heidi Renae Todd, 4, of 2985 Sweetleaf Lane, on Johns Island. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has issued a statewide BOLO for the child. Police say the child has sandy brown hair and was…