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Jury: North Charleston police damaged home, but didn't violate rights during search

Jurors this week awarded $25,000 to a couple whose home was damaged during a North Charleston police search, but they declared that two officers did not violate the residents' constitutional rights. The 2013 ordeal for the family of six began when a suspect ran from a nearby traffic stop and was tho

THE POST AND COURIER - 2018-03-23 14:51:00

Multiple fatalities confirmed in wreck involving 18-wheelers, passenger car in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant emergency crews are currently on scene of a fatal multi-vehicle wreck involving multiple 18-wheelers and a passenger car. Five people have been confirmed dead, according to Mount Pleasant Police Chief Wayne Isbell. The wreck occurred at Business 271/Talco Road which is the 162 exit o

LIVE5NEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 14:06:49

Fatal I-30 wreck still blocking all but one lane of I-30 eastbound in Mt. Pleasant

A fatal wreck involving several 18-wheelers and a minivan occurred Friday morning on I-30. The wreck occurred at Business 271/Talco in the Mount Pleasant area. At least five people have been confirmed dead in the wreck's aftermath. Sgt. Sylvia Jennings with Texas Department of Public Safety says the

LIVE5NEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 14:06:49

Authorities searching for missing 20-year-old in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - The Charleston Police Department is searching for a missing person. Authorities say, Candace Carawan, 20, was reported missing Friday, March 23. She may be traveling inside of a silver-colored Ford Fusion. She is described as a white female, standing at 5'4, weighing about

COUNTON2.COM - 2018-03-23 14:38:52

'Armed and dangerous' man shot by law enforcement in Summerville following pursuit

Ricky Dewayne Johnson, who was being sought by Berkeley County Sheriff's deputies after allegedly firing a handgun at an officer early this morning, is in custody following an officer-involved shooting, authorities said. Sheriff's Office spokesman Mike Cochran said Johnson was shot by a law-enforcem

THE POST AND COURIER - 2018-03-22 11:10:00

Suspects at large after chase, shooting in Berkeley County

Two suspects remain at large after they escaped deputies in what began as a routine traffic stop but quickly escalated to a chase and shooting. Authorities said they are looking for Ricky Dewayne Johnson, 32, 6 feet tall, 160 pounds; and Vanessa Jo Bapp, 32, 5 feet, 2 inches tall in connection to th

OURGAZETTE.COM - 2018-03-22 13:35:00

Cainhoy Plantation developer to conserve area nearly the size of Charleston peninsula

The owners of the 9,000-acre Cainhoy Plantation announced Friday they will permanently protect about half the tract - nearly the size of the Charleston peninsula - from development. The property sits along Clements Ferry Road in Berkeley County between the Cooper and Wando rivers and will be one of

THE POST AND COURIER - 2018-03-23 17:40:00

Goose Creek HS launches first Clean Laundry Initiative to battle attendance in South Carolina

This photo shows the laundry room at Goose Creek High School. (BCSD Photo) GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (WCBD) - Goose Creek High School is offering a service to students that may people likely take for granted. Earlier this year, the school decided to launch a Clean Laundry Initiative - providing students una

COUNTON2.COM - 2018-03-23 19:24:21

Law license suspended for Mount Pleasant attorney accused of obstructing justice

The S.C. Supreme Court has suspended a Mount Pleasant attorney's law license after she was arrested on suspicion of obstructing justice last month. Melisa White Gay, 55, was arrested in February by the State Law Enforcement Division and charged with a single obstruction count, according to jail and


Road closures scheduled for 2018 Cooper River Bridge Run

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - Officials have released the following information on road closures for the 2018 Cooper River Bridge Run on Saturday, April 7.Calhoun Street between Meeting to Anson Street will be closed to all traffic 12 a.m. to 2 p.m. Only residential traffic will be allowed until 4:30 a.

COUNTON2.COM - 2018-03-22 19:20:14

Coroner: Clemson University student from Mount Pleasant died of overdose

Authorities on Wednesday determined that a Clemson University sophomore took a variety of narcotics shortly before his death in December. Bowen P. Ellis, a 19-year-old from Mount Pleasant, died Dec. 9 after taking cocaine, fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl, according to the Pickens County Coroner's Offic

THE POST AND COURIER - 2018-03-22 00:40:00

Shots fired at deputies, authorities search for suspect

Several law enforcement agencies are searching for a person who shot at Berkeley County Sheriff's deputies overnight. According to Chief Deputy Mike Cochran, the shots were fired after 1 a.m. as a vehicle chase ended near a mobile home park in the Summerville area. None of the officers involved in t

COUNTON2.COM - 2018-03-22 08:22:26

Berkeley County police searching for missing Stratford High School teen

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing 14-year-old male. Janet Rodriguez said her son Lorenzo has been missing since Wednesday, when he didn't come home from school. He is a student at Stratford High School in Goose Creek. A police report has been filed with the Berkeley Coun

ABCNEWS4.COM - 2018-03-22 16:55:38

Federal agents called to investigate suspicious fire in Mount Pleasant

Buy Now A Mount Pleasant firefighter approaches a wood door with a chain saw to gain access to a fire in a Hawthorne Street house on Wednesday morning, March 21, 2018. Wade Spees/StaffWade Spees Personnel with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are assisting in the investigation of a suspiciou


Arrest made after $60,000 worth of equipment is stolen from school district

On the evening of March 18, Berkeley County deputies say, a St. Stephen man made his way into the school district's facility services property in Moncks Corner and got away with a hauling trailer, landscaping equipment and tools. The amount taken totaled $60,000 but it wasn't long before deputies ca


Want to teach? Charleston County Schools just opened another alternative route

After years of leaning on South Carolina's alternative-certification programs to recruit nontraditional teachers into the profession, the Charleston County School District has decided to grow its own. TeachCharleston, a three-year certification program, would bring non-education majors and people lo

THE POST AND COURIER - 2018-03-21 23:00:00

Officials identify woman killed by tractor-trailer in pedestrian-auto accident Tuesday

Google Earth Police say an early morning pedestrian-auto accident claimed the life of a 57-year-old North Charleston woman on Tuesday. The Charleston County coroner said that Mary Glore died from blunt force trauma at the intersection of Remount Road and Perimeter Road. Preliminary information indic


Bonneau Man Accused of Stealing $60K of Equipment from BCSD Arrested

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.-A man accused of stealing $60,000 of equipment from the Berkeley County School District has been captured following a chase, according to Berkeley County deputies. Mark Eugene Weissmann, 27, of Bonneau has been charged in connection with the crime. Weissmann was currently relea


Hazmat crews clear scene of 'suspicious' house fire in Mt. Pleasant

Crews on scene of the fire Wednesday morning (Source: Live 5) The call came in at 8:33 a.m. (Source: Live 5) Crews working the scene of a fire in Mt. Pleasant (Source: Live 5) A firefighter on scene of a house fire in Mt. Pleasant (Source: Live 5) Hazmat on-scene in Mt. Pleasant (Source: Live 5) Haz


He robbed 4 people at gunpoint in a single day. Now he'll spend 17 years in prison | Island Packet

A 21-year-old Seabrook man was sentenced to 17 years in prison Monday after he robbed four people at gunpoint in a single day in 2016. Zajhun Travist James pleaded guilty to four counts of armed robbery and one count of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in connection w