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 2021-04-14 12:16 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

BCSO: 'Armed and dangerous' man remains wanted following car crimes in Nexton area...

Officials with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office continue to look for a man who is considered to be "armed and dangerous. " Authorities said that during the early morning hours of April 4, 19-year-old Dashawn Lamont Seabrook and three codef...

 2021-04-14 11:41 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

National Dolphin Day celebrated with litter sweep at Limehouse Boat Landing...

You might have seen them swimming around our Lowcountry waterways. Today is their national holiday. It's National Dolphin Day! To celebrate, the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network and South Carolina Aquarium are holding a litter sweep at the Limehouse B...

 2021-04-14 10:53 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

SC uses Volkswagen emissions settlement for new school buses...

South Carolina is spending $24 million from a legal settlement over emissions with Volkswagen on more than 200 new buses that run on propane. Education officials say the new buses will put the state on the edge of meeting a more than decade-long goal of g...

 2021-04-14 10:37 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Proclamation requiring masks in Mt. Pleasant grocery stores, pharmacies expiring...

A mayoral proclamation that required folks in Mount Pleasant to wear masks inside the town's grocery stores and pharmacies is expiring. Mayor Will Haynie tweeted shortly after midnight on Wednesday announcing the expiration of the proclamation. He sai...

 2021-04-14 10:18 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Community Resource Centers hosting distribution events for food, hygiene and baby supplies...

Staffers with theCommunity Resource Centers continue to assist Lowcountry residents in need. After a groceries distribution event took place on Monday, another one is being held on Wednesday, April 14. Those dealing with food insecurity can head to theCom...

 2021-04-14 03:09 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Charleston ends fines for mask ordinance, relaxes mask rules for offices, outdoors...

Charleston City Council voted, 10-3, Tuesday night in favor of ending fines and code enforcement on the city's COVID-19 face covering mandate. Additionally, council voted to no longer require mask wearing while outdoors in city limits under most circu...

 2021-04-14 02:22 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

VIDEO: Townhome in Mount Pleasant badly damaged in fire Tuesday night...

Mount Pleasant firefighters say a townhome sustained serious damage after a fire Tuesday night in the Shemwood neighborhood along Sea Gull Drive. Officials say the fire was first reported at 7:42 p. m. Firefighters arrrived 5 minutes later to find the two...

 2021-04-14 01:28 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Judge says Slager arguments for vacating sentence neither plausible nor credible...

Former North Charleston Police officer Michael Slager made his case Tuesday for a federal judge in Charleston to vacate the 20-year prison sentence Slager is serving for the killing of unarmed Black man Walter Scott. Slager fatally shot Walter Scott in th...

 2021-04-14 00:33 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Ladson man charged after chasing down teens he says were speeding, ran him off road...

Dorchester County Sheriff's Office investigators say they'vecharged a man with two counts of aggravated breach of peace over an incident in the Eagle Run subdivision several weeks ago. Dwayne Alan Thompson, 31, of Ladson, turned himself in Tuesday...

 2021-04-13 21:46 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Still no unemployment benefits for Lowcountry woman weeks after state blamed 'glitch'...

Dozens of Lowcountry residents have reported experiencing problems with the South Carolina Department of Employment (DEW) over the last few months. In many instances reported to ABC News 4 via our Working 4 You hotline, we've been able to help resolve...

 2021-04-13 19:22 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

S.C. AG Wilson leads coalition opposing D.C. statehood...

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson and 21 attorneys general sent a letter today to President Biden and the leaders of Congress opposing bills to make the District of Columbia a state. "There's a clear reason we're against granting sta...

 2021-04-13 18:38 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

McMaster names appointments to South Carolina Ports board...

Gov. Henry McMaster has reappointed six people to the South Carolina Ports Authority Board of Directors and named one new appointee. His office said Tuesday the governor had picked Greenville attorney Bill Coates to fill an at-large seat on the board, whi...

 2021-04-13 18:20 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

DHEC: SC adds 447 confirmed COVID-19 cases...

South Carolina has added 447 newly confirmed coronavirus cases, DHEC announced on Tuesday afternoon. The agency also recorded 12 confirmed deaths in the state. Since the start of the pandemic, South Carolina has experienced472,310 confirmed coronavirus ca...

 2021-04-13 18:06 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

9th Circuit Solicitor: No criminal charges for CPD officer involved in January shooting...

Criminal charges will not be filed for the Charleston Police officer who was involved in a shooting in North Charleston back in January. On Tuesday, the department stated that it had received formal notification the previous day from Ninth Circuit Solicit...

 2021-04-13 16:17 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

CPD: Crash involving vehicle, pedestrian closes northbound lanes on North Bridge...

Charleston Police have responded to a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on Tuesday. Minutes before noon, officials said the northbound lanes were closed on the North Bridge due to the incident. Police are at the scene. There has been no word on...

 2021-04-13 16:17 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Bicyclist dead after collision with vehicle on North Bridge...

A bicyclist is dead after a crash with a vehicle on the North Bridge late Tuesday morning. According to officials with the North Charleston Police Department, police responded to Cosgrove Avenue just before 11:40 a. m. after learning of the collision. Aut...

 2021-04-13 15:56 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

DHEC follows recommendation from US officials, halts J&J vaccine distribution in SC...

As officials study reports ofpotentially dangerous blood clots in several women who received thesingle-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, DHEC is pausing the vaccine's distribution in South Carolina. Late Tuesday morning, DHEC announced that it ...

 2021-04-13 13:52 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Kiawah Island biologists locate 1st bobcat den of year with kittens...

Kiawah Island announced the pur-fect news to wake up to on Tuesday morning! Biologists with the town have located the first bobcat den of the year, and it had occupants! Related:Kiawah Island biologists capture first new bobcat of 2021. According to town ...

 2021-04-13 13:14 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Moderna vaccine being administered in Orangeburg Tuesday, Thursday...

The Family Health Centers, Inc. is hosting walk-in COVID-19 vaccination sites during the week. On Tuesday, April 13 and on Thursday, April 15, first doses of the Moderna vaccine will be administered to those 18 and older at 3310 Magnolia Street in Orangeb...

 2021-04-13 12:52 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

SC Black Expo set for Saturday, April 24th...

MUSC presents the 2021 SC Virtual Black Expo taking place April 24, 2021. This virtual event will feature performances by The Legendary Clark Sisters, singer/songwriter Raheem DeVaughn, Chrissy, and a Cooking Demo presented by Jack Daniels that will featu...

 2021-04-13 12:26 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Harris Teeter hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinic with Gaillard Center, City of Charleston...

Those needing their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine will have the opportunity to receive it through a vaccination clinic held by Harris Teeter. The clinic, being conducted through a partnership with theCharleston Gaillard Center and the City of Char...

 2021-04-13 12:05 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Georgia officials: S.C. truck driver shot dead in road rage...

Georgia investigators say they believe a South Carolina truck driver died after being shot in a road rage incident. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Monday that 30-year-old Joseph Lee Briggs Jr. of Manning, South Carolina died Friday after being s...

 2021-04-13 11:38 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Plans for former Church Creek site in West Ashley continue to unfold...

What does the future hold for the former Church Creek Plaza site in West Ashley? A special exemption for a gas station and fast food restaurant was approved in February. On Monday, a request to add another access point to the development is on hold for 90...

 2021-04-13 11:08 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Charges upgraded to murder for Georgetown Co. man who shot his wife...

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S. C. (WPDE) — The charges for a Georgetown County man whoshot his wife in their home have been upgraded to murder, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office. On March 25,77-year-old Monroe Mirray Cole shot his wife ...

 2021-04-13 10:51 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Easter miracle: Man's life saved after having medical emergency at Charleston church...

Lowcountry family members want to thank the people who they say saved their loved one's life. The Villaveces family was at church on Broad Street on Easter Sunday when a father and husband had a medical emergency. We spoke with the man's wife and ...

 2021-04-13 10:30 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

SCHP: 1 dead after crash involving 18-wheeler, Honda Accord...

A deadly wreck between an 18-wheeler and a Honda Accord is under investigation by South Carolina Highway Patrol. Officials said the collision took place around 10:10 p. m. in Jasper County along Interstate 95. The two vehicles were traveling on the northb...

 2021-04-13 10:09 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Crews rescue occupant during North Charleston mobile home fire...

Crews responded to a mobile home fire in North Charleston early Tuesday morning. ABC News 4's Trooper Bob learned that the call came in just before 4:30 a. m. First-arriving units with the North Charleston Fire Department reported seeing heavy fire co...

 2021-04-13 10:07 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

'Persons of interest' arrested in connection to double homicide in Florence Co....

FLORENCE COUNTY, S. C. (WPDE) — Two people listed as persons of interest in connection to a shooting that killed two people in Florence County have been arrested. Kadeem McFadden and Johnathan Boone were booked into the Florence County Detention Cen...

 2021-04-13 09:17 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

RMHC of Charleston to receive over $70k presented by Crews Subaru...

It's a big day for the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston. They're set to receive a large donation - over $70,000 to be exact! That money will be put toward the operations of the house. Crews Subaru will present the check. The money comes from th...

 2021-04-13 06:10 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

SCHP: Truck driver in deadly 2020 Don Holt Bridge crash wasn't impaired, but alcohol found...

South Carolina Highway Patrol investigators did not find conclusive evidence a Tennessee man was distracted or impaired behind the wheel when he accidentally crashed his truck and trailer into the backs of several stopped vehicles and two people on Inters...

 2021-04-13 06:10 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

SCHP: Truck driver in deadly 2020 Don Holt Bridge crash wasn't impaired, but alcohol found...

South Carolina Highway Patrol investigators did not find evidence a Tennessee man was distracted or impaired behind the wheel when he accidentally crashed his truck and trailer into the backs of several stopped vehicles and two people on Interstate 526 in...

 2021-04-13 01:19 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Huger community reaches settlement over sand mine expansion...

The fight over a sand mine operation in Berkeley County is over. Huger residents reached a settlement with DonMar Sand Mines after a years-long battle over the mine's expansion. The sand mine operation has been a point of contention in the Huger commu...

 2021-04-13 01:17 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Testimony begins as Slager attorneys ask judge to vacate 20-year sentence for Scott death...

A federal judge heard the first day of testimony Monday as Michael Slager asks to have his 20-year sentence for the 2015 killing of Walter Scott vacated. The star witness is Slager's own defense attorney in the Scott trial, Andy Savage. Savage was hir...

 2021-04-12 22:36 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Nikki Haley says she won't run for president in 2024 if Trump does, vows to support him...

Former U. N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said Monday that she would not seek the Republican Party's nomination for president if former President Donald Trump opts to run a second time. Haley is often mentioned as a possible 2024 GOP...

 2021-04-12 18:58 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Sheriff: Suspect identified following shooting of 4-year-old child in Darlington County...

One person has been arrested and charged following the shooting of a four-year-old child Sunday night on Lynches River Road near Lamar, according to Darlington County Sheriff James Hudson. Chardon D'Aubre Green is charged with unlawful neglect of a ch...

 2021-04-12 18:49 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Monument for fallen CCSO officer to be dedicated during ceremony Tuesday night...

A ceremony will be held on Tuesday night to honor the life of a deputy who passed away in the line of duty last April. A monument is being dedicated to fallen Charleston County Sheriff's Office Deputy Jeremy LaDue. Related:Sheriff Al Cannon presents f...

 2021-04-12 17:56 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Gov. McMaster: Unaccompanied minors from the southern border can't be housed in SC...

Gov. Henry McMaster has issued an order directingthe S. C. Department of Social Services (DSS) to not house unaccompanied minors from the southern border in South Carolina's foster care and group homes. Officials said the governor's order comes af...

 2021-04-12 17:56 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Gov. McMaster: Unaccompanied minors from the southern border can't be housed in SC...

Gov. Henry McMaster has issued an order directingthe S. C. Department of Social Services (DSS) to not house unaccompanied minors from the southern border in South Carolina's foster care and group homes. Officials said the governor's order comes af...

 2021-04-12 17:55 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Berkeley Co. improves cell, radio communications with new Moncks Corner tower...

Berkeley County officials are improving cell and radio communications through a new cell tower. On Monday, the county announced the completion of the new tower in Moncks Corner. The 480-foot structure is located behind the Berkeley County Water & Sanitati...

 2021-04-12 17:39 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Rapid testing offered at Charleston International Airport Wednesday, Friday...

Those in need of a COVID-19 test will once again be able to obtain one at Charleston International Airport this week. The airport continues to partner with MUSC to offer rapid tests onWednesday, April 14 and on Friday, April 16. Tests are being administer...

 2021-04-12 17:19 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

DHEC: SC adds 453 new COVID-19 cases, no additional deaths...

South Carolina has tacked on453 new COVID-19 cases, DHEC announced on Monday afternoon. On a more positive note, the agency said no confirmed or probable deaths from the virus were recorded. Since the start of the pandemic, the state has experienced471,85...

 2021-04-12 15:51 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Rep. Mace joins bipartisan effort to further enforce animal cruelty laws...

Congresswoman Nancy Mace is cosponsoring a bipartisan effort that looks to make enforcing federal anti-animal cruelty laws a higher priority at the Department of Justice. The Lowcountry Republican is joining more than a dozen cosponsors of the bill, which...

 2021-04-12 14:58 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Former CCSO deputy who lost partner in shooting now running for office in NC...

A former Lowcountry deputy who lost his partner in a shooting is now running for congress in North Carolina. Michael Ackerman worked for the Charleston County Sheriff's Office years ago. In 2014, he and his partner,Joe Matuskovic, were shot at a West ...

 2021-04-12 14:10 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Charleston designated a 2021 Pinwheel City amid National Child Abuse Prevention Month...

April isNational Child Abuse Prevention Month, and the Holy City has received a special designation amid its efforts to keep kids safe. Late Monday morning, Mayor Tecklenburg will announce the city's declaration as aPinwheel City. The pinwheel serves ...

 2021-04-12 13:12 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Coastal Conservation League: Settlement reached on proposed expansion of Donmar sand mine...

A settlement has been reached betweenDonmar Sand Mines, LLC and Huger residents regarding the proposed expansion of the mine in the community, according to the Coastal Conservation League. The organization stated Monday morning that "the settlement al...

 2021-04-12 11:55 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Democrat says registration key to ousting SC's Tim Scott...

More than a year and a half ahead of the 2022 general election, a Democratic state lawmaker is mounting a bid to unseat Republican U. S. Sen. Tim Scott, saying her campaign — with the aim of registering 150,000 new voters across South Carolina &mdas...

 2021-04-12 10:59 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

SC gas prices continue to slip slightly...

Gas prices in South Carolina have continued a recent trend of dropping little by little this spring. On Monday, GasBuddy announced that the state's gas prices fell 0. 7 over the past week, settling at an average of $2. 59 per gallon. Meanwhile, the na...

 2021-04-12 10:28 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Crash with injuries closes portion of Spectrum Road in Berkeley County...

A crash with injuries being reported is impacting the drive for some motorists in Berkeley County on Monday morning. Around 6:20 a. m. , ABC News 4's Trooper Bob reported that Spectrum Road was closed near Royal Star Road. There has been no word on th...

 2021-04-12 10:20 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Vigil honoring S. Carolina shooting victims draws hundreds...

Hundreds gathered Sunday at the vigil for the prominent South Carolina physician, his wife and two of their grandchildren — all dead at the hands of former NFL player Phillip Adams, authorities said — to reflect on the lasting impression they ...

 2021-04-12 07:32 

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[ ABC Charleston, SC ]

Palmetto Pride looks to curb litterbugs ahead of zero-tolerance for litter month...

It's not good for the environment and it's not good for us - litter! April is South Carolina's zero-tolerance for litter month. This week is special enforcement week. It's designed to educate and enforce state and local litter laws. Palmet...

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