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  • Panthers get past Packers in Rodgers return - Live 5 NewsPanthers get past Packers in Rodgers return - Live 5 News

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  • Carolina woman destroy Savannah State - Live 5 NewsCarolina woman destroy Savannah State - Live 5 News

    Carolina woman destroy Savannah StateLive 5 NewsThe Gamecocks lost junior guard Doniyah Cliney to a foot injury in the first half. Point guard Ty Harris, not starting for the first time all season as coach Dawn Staley tried out a bigger lineup, had 14 points and 12 assists. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan ...and more »

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  • For some, the holidays aren't so merry. Charleston groups offer solace with Blue Christmas eventsFor some, the holidays aren't so merry. Charleston groups offer solace with Blue Christmas events

    Donna Clark's husband Bob had always loved a Christmas teddy bear. The bear would read "The Night Before Christmas" if you squeezed its paw.

    Charleston News / 4 h. 48 min. ago
  • House committee looking at changing outdated, underfunded Local Government FundHouse committee looking at changing outdated, underfunded Local Government Fund

    Because it did not receive all the money it was due under the current Local Government fund formula, Dorchester County officials raised taxes this year to fund things like the jail. Provided Because it did not receive all the money it was due under the current Local Government fund formula, Dorchester County officials raised taxes this year to fund things like the jail.

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  • Louie's Kids' Race Club prepares families for 5th year participating in Bridge RunLouie's Kids' Race Club prepares families for 5th year participating in Bridge Run

    Pictured here are coaches for the next program, left to right, Coach Justin Bennett, Volunteer Stacy, Coach Mark Muncey and Coach Bobby Hickey.

    Charleston News / 11 h. 39 min. ago
  • GA Charleston SC Zone Forecast - Argus PressGA Charleston SC Zone Forecast - Argus Press

    GA Charleston SC Zone ForecastArgus PressGA Charleston SC Zone Forecast. Story · Comments. ShareShare; Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size. Posted: Sunday, December 17, 2017 9:56 am | Updated: 10:17 am, Sun Dec 17, 2017. GA Charleston SC Zone ...and more »

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  • Accelerate CARTA bus rapid transitAccelerate CARTA bus rapid transit

    Cleveland's bus rapid transit system is serving as a model for a Charleston mass transit line that will connect Summerville and the peninsula. Cleveland's bus rapid transit system is serving as a model for a Charleston mass transit line that will connect Summerville and the peninsula.

    Charleston News / 16 h. 25 min. ago
  • Shaw, Cuthbertson Lead CCU Past Montreat - Live 5 NewsShaw, Cuthbertson Lead CCU Past Montreat - Live 5 News

    Shaw, Cuthbertson Lead CCU Past MontreatLive 5 News... prepare for the start of the Sun Belt Conference portion of the season. CCU starts Sun Belt play against the preseason pick to win the Sun Belt, Texas Arlington. The UTA game was originally scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. start, but the game will be ...and more »

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  • Council backs off flood control for W. Ashley beautificationCouncil backs off flood control for W. Ashley beautification

    For anyone under the illusion that those calling the shots at City Hall have finally gotten religion about fixing the flooding, I refer you to the show last week in the ornate council chambers. In 15 minutes, Councilman Bill Moody gave us a concise, if costly, lesson in just how wrong you are.

    Charleston News / 20 h. 54 min. ago
  • Stingrays shutout Florida 1-0 - Live 5 NewsStingrays shutout Florida 1-0 - Live 5 News

    Stingrays shutout Florida 1-0Live 5 NewsSouth Carolina had to kill another late third period penalty to Taylor Cammarata at 15:05 and were successful, holding the Everblades to an 0-for-4 mark on the power play in the game. The Stingrays were also held quiet on the man-advantage, finishing 0 ...

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  • Martin O'Malley gives Democratic call to arms at Charleston campaign event for Joe CunninghamMartin O'Malley gives Democratic call to arms at Charleston campaign event for Joe Cunningham

    Former Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley visited Charleston on Saturday, December 16th to campaign for two local Democratic candidates, Joe Cunningham and Cindy Boatwright. This is O'Malley's third trip to the Palmetto State in 2017.

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  • SC State wins easily over Jacksonville - Live 5 NewsSC State wins easily over Jacksonville - Live 5 News

    SC State wins easily over JacksonvilleLive 5 News... the first 30 seconds and had a 38-33 edge at the break. Their biggest lead was 14 points with 6:17 to play in the second half. Jace Hogan led the Dolphins (4-8) with 24 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double in 10 games and JD Notae ...and more »

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  • CofC can't hold off Rhode Island - Live 5 NewsCofC can't hold off Rhode Island - Live 5 News

    CofC can't hold off Rhode IslandLive 5 News... rebounds for Rhode Island, which ended Charleston's five-game win streak with the victory. Grant Riller led Charleston (7-3) with 21 points, Nick Harris added 18 points and Chealey finished with 12. Rhode Island is the preseason favorite in the ...and more »

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  • SC university settles lawsuit after football player killedSC university settles lawsuit after football player killed

    ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina State University and two university-related groups will pay nearly $438,000 to settle a wrongful-death lawsuit filed after a student shot and killed a member of the school’s football team. Multiple media organizations reported that university officials offered no comment about their deal in the lawsuit filed after 20-year-old Brandon Robinson of Orangeburg was killed in 2014. The lawsuit alleged the university knew that sophomore Justin Singleton had a history of violent conduct but allowed him to continue as a student at the school where his mother worked. Singleton pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and is serving a 25-year prison sentence. S.C. State University, S.C. State University Real Estate Foundation and the S.C. State University Housing admitted no fault in the settlement Thursday.

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  • Naturally Geechee launches new e-commerce websiteNaturally Geechee launches new e-commerce website

    All the products are made with natural and organic ingredients and scented with essential oils.

    Charleston News / 1 d. 6 h. 1 min. ago
  • Celebrate Chanukah in Marion Square this SundayCelebrate Chanukah in Marion Square this Sunday

    The 13th annual Chanukah in the Square celebrates the holiday with the help of local organizations like the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies program, Chabad of Charleston - Center for Jewish Life, and the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs. The family-friendly event is the largest annual Jewish event in South Carolina, and for good reason.

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  • Attendees of local murder vigils speak out on gun violenceAttendees of local murder vigils speak out on gun violence

    It was put on by gun violence awareness groups. The second was in West Ashley for the families and friends of homicide and murder victims.

    Charleston News / 1 d. 15 h. 30 min. ago
  • Mankiewicz Coatings Undergoes $30M Expansion at Charleston FacilityMankiewicz Coatings Undergoes $30M Expansion at Charleston Facility

    This expansion is quick, as the company only opened the initial $25 million, 90,000-square-foot facility in 2015. Mankiewicz Coatings is undergoing a $30 million expansion project at its 10-acre Charleston Regional Business Center facility in Charleston, South Carolina.

    Charleston News / 1 d. 20 h. 20 min. ago
  • Disgruntled former employee accused of killing Virginia's On King chef in August shooting diesDisgruntled former employee accused of killing Virginia's On King chef in August shooting dies

    People flee businesses Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in the area where a gunman opened fire in Virginia's on King restaurant in Charleston. File/Andrew Knapp/Staff A SWAT team gather on Vanderhorst Street as they respond to a shooting and hostage situation at Virginia's on King Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Charleston.

    Charleston News / 1 d. 22 h. 54 min. ago
  • Port of Charleston cargo slows but still ahead of last year's pacePort of Charleston cargo slows but still ahead of last year's pace

    Containerized cargo levels at the Port of Charleston continue to outpace last year's figures despite a slowdown in November. Provided/State Ports Authority Containerized cargo levels at the Port of Charleston continue to outpace last year's figures despite a slowdown in November.

    Charleston News / 1 d. 22 h. 54 min. ago
  • Construction 4-story office building underway in Mount Pleasant Dec 14, 2017Construction 4-story office building underway in Mount Pleasant Dec 14, 2017

    A 65,000-square-foot Class A office building is under construction near the base of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge in Mount Pleasant. Real estate developers Durlach Associates and Landmark Enterprises broke ground Wednesday on the Gateway Mount Pleasant project at 235 Magrath Darby Blvd. The four-story office project is expected to open in October.

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  • 5Church combats staffing crisis with new profit-sharing program5Church combats staffing crisis with new profit-sharing program

    Look up at the ceiling of 5Church and one of the quotes from The Art of War says: "To expand your territory, divide your spoils." The two-year-old restaurant has started to divide its spoils with a new profit-sharing program it hopes to roll out completely in the next 18 months to all staff who make the tenure cut of three years.

    Charleston News / 2 d. 1 h. 30 min. ago
  • Decoy packages being placed on Berkeley County porches to find thievesDecoy packages being placed on Berkeley County porches to find thieves

    Christmas will be here before you know it and action is being taken to stop potential grinches. Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis says this is the second year in a row that they are putting out decoy packages designed to help catch thieves. “We are placing tracking devices inside of packages that are being left on citizens porches.” The sheriff’s office released video from a house in Hanahan where a man walks up to a home, picks up a package and runs off with it. While that thief got away with it, the sheriff hopes to snag others. “The goal is to catch people going around stealing peoples Christmas presents off their porches.” He asks the public to also position their security cameras to record their porches. “We’ve seen an increase last year so that’s why were being proactive this year in getting ahead of it. We have arrested one person already for stealing packages off of someone’s porch and we’re going to continue to distribute those packages throughout the county. And my hopes are that by the time they open the package and see the tracking device, that a Berkeley County Deputy Sheriff will be behind them.” They plan to continue this effort through the holidays. “I’m trying to get the message out to the criminals, don’t think about doing it in Berkeley County, because you never know. You may be picking up a package that has a tracking device on it and if you do that, you’re going to get arrested.” The sheriff says another way to help is to keep an eye on your neighbor’s property.

    WCBD - Crime / 2 d. 5 h. 47 min. ago more
  • Suspect in Virginia’s on King shooting diesSuspect in Virginia’s on King shooting dies

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The employee who police was a disgruntled employee accused of fatally shooting the chef at Virginia’s on King restaurant Thursday, August 24 has died. According to Charleston County Deputy Coroner Kimberly Rhoton, Thomas Demetrius Burns died at Palmetto Health Richland on Thursday, December14 from complications from a gunshot wound he sustained during the incident. RELATED: Virginia’s On King Shooting Charleston police say Burns marched into the restaurant with a gun at lunchtime on August 24 and killed Virginia’s 37-year-old executive chef, Shane Whiddon. Authorities and one of the restaurant’s owners have said the gunman had been fired from his job as a dishwasher at the restaurant.

    WCBD - Crime / 2 d. 7 h. 6 min. ago more
  • South Seas Sushi opens next door to South Seas Tiki Lounge tonightSouth Seas Sushi opens next door to South Seas Tiki Lounge tonight

    How comfortable are you with the name OOH-MAMI Bar? If that feels OK to you, perhaps you'll enjoy the latest iteration of owner Jonathan Buckley three-part Ann Street train depot restaurant group (formerly Feathertop, Wise Buck, and Scarecrow) — South Seas Sushi. more…

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  • Weekend Roundup: Light it upWeekend Roundup: Light it up

    We're closing in on Saint Nick's day, y'all, and it's the fourth night of Hanukkah. Put down the wrapping paper, turn off the computers and cell phones and TVs, hide your planner for a couple of days.

    Charleston City Paper / 2 d. 7 h. 49 min. ago
  • Former Charleston County employee charged with embezzling ... - Live 5 NewsFormer Charleston County employee charged with embezzling ... - Live 5 News

    Former Charleston County employee charged with embezzling ...Live 5 NewsA former Charleston County employee surrendered to authorities Friday morning after investigators discovered suspicious charges on a county-issued credit card, deputies say. Patty Simmons Pace, 51, faces a charge of embezzlement of public funds under ...and more »

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  • The Agenda: Graham says military intervention in N. Korea 30 percent likely; N. Chs. moves ahead with annexationThe Agenda: Graham says military intervention in N. Korea 30 percent likely; N. Chs. moves ahead with annexation

    Without the support of the S.C. delegation, with the failure of S.C.'s VC Summer nuclear expansion, and with the lone remaining American nuclear project in a tenuous position, the nuclear production tax credits on which that project relied heavily, could get left off Republican tax reform proposals. Source: P&C, Bloomberg more…

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    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — A Lowcountry man is facing drug-related charges following a traffic stop in North Charleston, Thursday. Tamar L. Simmons is charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, driving under suspension, and unlawful carry of a pistol. On December 14, North Charleston Police conducted a traffic stop on Sumner Ave. Credit: North Charleston Police “While communicating with the driver, the officer smelled the aroma of burnt marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and observed a hand-rolled cigarette in plain view,” according to spokesman Spencer Pryor. Simmons was found to be driving under suspension. The 38-year-old was taken into custody and a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted. A bag was located behind the driver seat which contained a Deitchewerke 7.65 Cal Pistol, a digital scale, 1.5 grams of crack cocaine, 2.5 grams of powder cocaine, 2.2 grams of marijuana, 31 tablets of ecstasy. Keep checking counton2.com for real-time updates on this story. To get breaking news alerts, download the free News 2 App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts.

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  • Don't sleep on NYE tickets — here are our top expensive, reasonable, and dirt cheap picksDon't sleep on NYE tickets — here are our top expensive, reasonable, and dirt cheap picks

    Alert, alert: There are 17 days until New Year's Eve. That's just a little over two weeks to snag tickets to hot parties in town. Don't wait too long, some of these parties sell out fast. Here are our top picks for the city's fêtes, from fancy to free. For our full list of NYE shindigs, check out our Holidays 2017 calendar.

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  • Shop local at these last minute holiday marketsShop local at these last minute holiday markets

    Christmas is in 11 days — that's less than two weeks, y'all. Fret not, there are still plenty of ways to snag local gifts around town. Here are the rest of this year's holiday markets.

    Charleston City Paper / 3 d. 8 h. 22 min. ago
  • Stegelin: Christmastime in the GOPStegelin: Christmastime in the GOP

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    Charleston City Paper / 3 d. 9 h. 13 min. ago
  • Heart of Gold Gallery hosts book signing for prolific fashion photographer Anne MenkeHeart of Gold Gallery hosts book signing for prolific fashion photographer Anne Menke

    German born fashion photographer Anne Menke has been capturing the beautiful intersection of high fashion and bohemian travel for decades. Menke's editorial work has been featured in W, Sports Illustrated, Esquire, Elle, InStyle, Travel & Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, and Vogue. more…

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  • BevCon nixes Charleston, moves to L.A. for year threeBevCon nixes Charleston, moves to L.A. for year three

    "This was never meant to be a Charleston event — it’s not for Charleston but for the beverage industry,” BevCon founder Angel Postell told Post & Courier Thursday in a story announcing that her beverage industry conference would move to Los Angeles in 2018. After two years hosting the event in Charleston, Postell — the former Charleston Wine + Food festival director — is shifting BevCon to the West Coast. According to Stephanie Barna's P&C report, the move was made to secure "bigger sponsorships and better venues." more…

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  • The Agenda: Who will the Quinns take down with them?; Dems see chances after AL; N. Chs. goes westThe Agenda: Who will the Quinns take down with them?; Dems see chances after AL; N. Chs. goes west

    Republican S.C. Rep. Rick Quinn resigned his seat yesterday and pled guilty to misconduct in office as state prosecutors closed in on his ethical entanglements and the consulting business ran by his father, Richard. The deal Rep. Quinn struck lessened the pressure on his father, but Rick could still spend some time in prison. more…

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  • Charleston Library Society presents live theater this JanuaryCharleston Library Society presents live theater this January

    If you’re a theater buff, we’ve got exciting news for you. And if you’re not, well, you’re gonna be one soon, because the Charleston Library Society has put together a home-run gala event. This year’s unique format is a celebration of the U.S. publication of Bernard Cornwell's most recent work, Fools and Mortals, which tells the story of the first production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, taking place in 1595. more…

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  • Gin Joint offers brunch for one day only this Xmas EveGin Joint offers brunch for one day only this Xmas Eve

    Yes, Virginia, there is a cozy spot on East Bay where all you Christmas dreams will come true. The Gin Joint's Miracle bar pop-up has been poppin' since late November, and now, they're stepping the cheery up a notch. more…

    Charleston City Paper / 3 d. 10 h. 43 min. ago
  • Le Farfalle turns into a Tiki bar this SundayLe Farfalle turns into a Tiki bar this Sunday

    Though synonymous with the 40s and 50s, the popular Tiki culture is timeless and Le Farfalle knows it. That's why the Italian restaurant is pulling out the tiny umbrellas for a one-night-only Tiki party. On Sun. more…

    Charleston City Paper / 3 d. 11 h. 25 min. ago
  • Man sentenced to life for stabbing girlfriend found deadMan sentenced to life for stabbing girlfriend found dead

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP/WCBD) – A South Carolina man sentenced to life in prison for stabbing his girlfriend to death in 2013 has been found dead in his prison cell. Robert Tilghman Kronsberg, 35, of James Island was found dead in his cell at the Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia last week. Corrections Department spokesman Jeff Taillon said it appears Kronsberg killed himself on Wednesday, December 6. The Richland County coroner has not released a cause of death yet. Taillon said records show Kronsberg had no escape attempts or disciplinary actions. He was sentenced to life in prison in 2014 for the stabbing death of 25-year-old Tasha Lucia. Police said on February 10, 2013, Kronsberg choked Lucia, hit her in the head with a hammer and then stabbed her with a 15-inch butcher knife at their James Island apartment. She was reportedly stabbed 15 times.

    WCBD - Crime / 4 d. 10 h. 16 min. ago more
  • West Ashley burglary suspect now in custodyWest Ashley burglary suspect now in custody

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The man wanted by Charleston Police for burglary is in police custody. James Cooley was wanted for second-degree burglary and petit larceny for a burglary that took place on Sam Rittenberg Blvd., in West Ashley, on Monday, December 4. “Cooley is in custody,” according to an email from spokesman Charles Francis on Monday, December 13. He’s currently being held at the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center. Keep checking counton2.com for real-time updates on this story. To get breaking news alerts, download the free News 2 App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts.

    WCBD - Crime / 4 d. 12 h. 3 min. ago more
  • Puppy shot in McClellanville, Deputies investigatingPuppy shot in McClellanville, Deputies investigating

    MCCLELLANVILLE, S.C. (WCBD)- Charleston County Deputies are investigating a case of animal cruelty. Last week, deputies responded to a call in McClellanville about an injured dog. The dog had been shot and the injury was old enough that infection had set in. The dog would’ve died from that infection, but vets at the Charleston Animal Society were able to save the dog’s life by amputating his back leg. The 8 month old dog has been named “Little Buck” because of the number of buckshot’s found in his hindquarters, which you can see in this X-Ray. The Charleston Animal Society says the initial evidence points to a deliberate shooting. CAS CEO Joe Elmore says, “I suspect that it was intentional based on my experience and what I’ve seen over the years, but I cannot say that with certainty. I’m saying that based on the age of the dog, a puppy, it’s not feral, no aggressive tendencies.” The Charleston Animal Society sees cases like this one far too often, saying one step to fix it is punishing offenders to the fullest extent. CAS Director of Anti-Cruelty, Aldwin Roman, says, “I think once people realize there are serious consequences they will think twice.” He says if you ever suspect animal cruelty, report it to police immediately. Roman says, “If you’re seeing something, if you’re able to video tape it or get a picture, that’s always very helpful to law enforcement. Of course, always put safety first.” We’re told the 8 month old is doing great and was wagging his tail right out of surgery. “Little Buck” will be fostered until he is healed and ready for adoption, which will be in about a month.

    WCBD - Crime / 5 d. 0 h. 35 min. ago more
  • North Charleston proceeding with more annexation in West Ashley; likely to spark Charleston lawsuit - Charleston Post CourierNorth Charleston proceeding with more annexation in West Ashley; likely to spark Charleston lawsuit - Charleston Post Courier

    Charleston Post CourierNorth Charleston proceeding with more annexation in West Ashley; likely to spark Charleston lawsuitCharleston Post CourierNorth Charleston plans to take the next step in its westward expansion Thursday, and it seems certain to trigger a legal fight with the city of Charleston. City Council is expected to vote to annex 1-acre of land west of S.C. Highway 61 in the Ashley ...and more »

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  • Missing teenage girl is sought by South Carolina police - The StateMissing teenage girl is sought by South Carolina police - The State

    The StateMissing teenage girl is sought by South Carolina policeThe StateBefore being found, Mann was last seen on Dec. 9, said the police, which listed her as a “missing person/runaway.” missing1. Mann left a residence at 7:30 p.m. and possibly met with a male individual named “Dalton” at a gas station in Charleston before ...and more »

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  • Authorities search for suspect in death of Orangeburg manAuthorities search for suspect in death of Orangeburg man

    ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — Authorities are searching for the person who they say is responsible for a murder in Orangeburg. “My investigators have stayed with this until we’ve developed information that led to a suspect in this case,” Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said. “A suspect may be a step ahead, but our investigators go that extra step.” Michael Jerome Allen, 21, of Columbia, is wanted for murder. Investigators were called to a Maedrine Street home in Orangeburg on Wednesday, December 6 when an area resident couldn’t make contact with a relative. “When officers arrived they made a forced entry after seeing signs inside the home of a struggle,” according to sheriff spokesman Richard Walker. Seated in a chair, the 58-year-old victim was found with what appeared to be a laceration across his face. An autopsy confirmed the man died of stab wounds. Allen has connections to both Orangeburg and Columbia. If anyone has any information on Allen can be found, call the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office at 803-534-3550 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Callers can also send tips by downloading the new P3 Tips App for Apple or Android devices. Keep checking counton2.com for real-time updates on this story. To get breaking news alerts, download the free News 2 App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts.

    WCBD - Crime / 5 d. 12 h. 29 min. ago more
  • Monday’s Most Wanted accused of mail fraudMonday’s Most Wanted accused of mail fraud

    A warning to check your mailbox before somebody else does. Investigators say This week’s Monday’s Most Wanted suspect was using mail to commit fraud. Captain Willie Hickman with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office says, “Kristen Adkins is the most wanted for today and she’s wanted for several counts of financial fraud.” Investigators say she targeted neighbors. “Evidently she was taking her neighbors mail and opening credit cards and checking accounts and just using those bogus accounts.” The impact of the crimes continues. “Now it’s causing the family hardship, having to go and build their credit back up and start all over with that process, which can be tedious.” Adkins is from the Summerville area of Berkeley County. If you know where Adkins is, call crimestoppers at 843-554-1111.

    WCBD - Crime / 5 d. 23 h. 29 min. ago more
  • Teen charged with armed robbery, attempted murder following downtown Charleston incidentTeen charged with armed robbery, attempted murder following downtown Charleston incident

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The Charleston Police arrested the person who they say is responsible for assaulting a man Friday evening in downtown Charleston. Neslyn B. Berroa, 19, is charged with armed robbery and attempted murder. Authorities responded to Grimsley Hall, on The Citadel’s campus, at about 9:30 p.m., on Friday, December 8 after Citadel Public Safety found a man with an injury to his left shoulder inside of the building. The victim Kejuan Mills told investigators that he was assaulted and robbed in Hampton Park in the gazebo near Cleveland St. Medics transported him to the Medical University of South Carolina for treatment. We’re told Mills is not a Citadel cadet. If you have any information, call 843-743-7200 and ask for the on-duty CPD Central detective or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111. Keep checking counton2.com for real-time updates on this story. To get breaking news alerts, download the free News 2 App for iPhone or Android. You can also sign up for email alerts.

    WCBD - Crime / 6 d. 10 h. 22 min. ago more
  • Man shot in arm after breaking into Summerville apartmentMan shot in arm after breaking into Summerville apartment

    SUMMERVILLE, S.C .(WCBD) — Authorities are investigating a burglary that led to shots fired in Summerville, Sunday morning. Police responded to Waters Edge Apartments on December 10. jQuery(function( $ ){ map = new google.maps.Map( document.getElementById( "lin-map-0" ), { center: new google.maps.LatLng( 32.9505463, -80.1620548 ), zoom: parseFloat( 11 ), mapTypeControlOptions: { style: google.maps.MapTypeControlStyle.DROPDOWN_MENU } }); marker = new google.maps.Marker({ position: new google.maps.LatLng( 32.9505463, -80.1620548 ), }); marker.setMap( map ); }); The victim told investigators that he was laying in bed when he heard banging on his front door. His girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, David Austin Rutledge, kicked the door in and came after the victim in the bedroom. The victim then grabbed his girlfriend’s gun from the nightstand and shot the 22-year-old in the arm, according to an incident report. The Dorchester County man then charged toward the victim and landed on top of him in the bed. Following a short struggle, the victim began choking the suspect until he stopped fighting. Rutledge damaged the front door and also injured the victim during the during the fight. The man had a cut on the right side of his head, a bruise on his chest, a cut on his right knee, and his toenail was bent back, an incident report revealed. He refused medical treatment for his injuries. A loaded, shotgun, “with rounds in the tube,” was found in the suspect’s vehicle. He was transported to Trident Medical Center for his injuries. Authorities will charge him with first-degree burglary on Monday, December 11.

    WCBD - Crime / 6 d. 11 h. 36 min. ago more
  • Phil Noble puts sights on Governor’s MansionPhil Noble puts sights on Governor’s Mansion

    By Patra Taylor On October 11, Phil Noble tossed his hat into the race for the state’s top spot — the governorship. As the campaign for the 2018 Democratic primary starts getting traction, some in-the-know politicians believed Noble’s “hat” felt more like a bomb, with several current legislators already dubbing him “our worst nightmare.”

    Charleston Mercury / 9 d. 10 h. 10 min. ago
  • Summerville man arrested on child pornography chargesSummerville man arrested on child pornography charges

    (COLUMBIA, S.C.)  South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of Jonathan Bernt Walsh (age 31) of Summerville, South Carolina, on three charges connected to the exploitation of a minor.  Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigators with the Summerville Police Department made the arrest.  Investigators with the Attorney General’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), both also members of the state’s ICAC Task Force, assisted with the investigation and arrest.   Investigators state Walsh distributed child pornography.   Walsh was arrested on December 6, 2017. He is charged with three counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, second degree (§16-15-405), a felony offense punishable by up to ten years imprisonment on each count.   The case will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office.   Attorney General Wilson stressed all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty in a court of law.  

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