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Driver in fatal Mount Pleasant crash was going 70 mph in a 40 zone, police say

A 19-year-old driver who was one of two teens killed in an early morning wreck in Mount Pleasant this month was going an estimated 30 mph over the speed limit, authorities said.


Lightning sparks house fire in Mt. Pleasant

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A lightning strike caused a home to catch fire in the Old Village of Friday. Witnesses saw lightning hit the second story of a home on Church Street near Coleman Boulevard, said Batallion Chief Ken LaMonte with the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department.


Report on 5th grader’s death shows school employees acted appropriately in incident, superintendent says

WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - Colleton County School District officials say the findings of an investigation into the death of a 10-year-old student on March 27 shows employees acted appropriately on the day of a scuffle between two students.


Police: Mt. Pleasant woman reported sexual assault that didn’t happen

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Mount Pleasant police say a woman filed a police report and told investigators about a sexual assault which turned out to be false. Caitlyn Sturgis has been charged with filing a false police report.


FRIDAY CLOSINGS: Threat of severe weather forcing Charleston-area schedule shifts

If you can't already tell, it's very windy outside. There's a big storm blowing through the area and conditions are expected to worsen later this afternoon — according to The National Weather Service, Charleston is in the line of strong winds (40-50 mph) and severe thunderstorms, and currently under


High winds topple container off tractor-trailer on Charleston bridge

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - Strong winds have toppled the container from a tractor-trailer on the westbound lanes of I-526 on the Don Holt Bridge. The right lane was currently blocked as crews try to clear the scene. The incident happened around 2 p.m. when a container fell off a truck that was


Mount Pleasant police looking for missing man

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCSC) - Mount Pleasant police officers are searching for a missing 24-year-old man. Authorities say Ayden Tarrent-Willis was last seen on April 14. Police describe him as a white male, ,5′8," 135 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.


FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Overturned trailer blocks one WB lane at Don Holt Bridge

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - SCDOT cameras show the right westbound lane of I-526 is closed near the Don Holt Bridge is blocked because of an overturned trailer. The incident was reported at 1:47 p.m.


Mount Pleasant man pleads not guilty in alleged $1 billion Medicare fraud scheme

COLUMBIA — A Mount Pleasant man accused of taking part in a roughly $1 billion Medicare fraud scheme pleaded not guilty in federal court Thursday and was allowed to remain out of prison as he awaits trial.


California 'house of horrors' parents sentenced to life in prison

The California “house of horrors” parents who abused and tortured 12 of their 13 children were sentenced to life in prison Friday with the possibility of parole after 25 years.


Natural Causes — Not Classroom Fight — Led to Death of South Carolina 5th Grader: Prosecutor

On Friday, South Carolina authorities announced that fifth-grader RaNiya Wright died from natural causes caused by a congenital condition, and not the classroom fight she’d had shortly before.


Details could be released in investigation of South Carolina fifth grade student who died after a fight

(CNN) — The cause of death for a South Carolina fifth-grade student who died after a fight at school last month could finally be revealed. Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone, Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland and Richard Harvey, the county coroner, are expected on Friday to announce the


Notre Dame in Paris burned; Charleston knows the feeling

Easter is a celebration of resurrection and new life, and that's what is expected to happen to one of Christianity's oldest and most significant homes. As flames dramatically consumed the roof of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Monday, only six days before Easter, people across the globe watche


Photos, videos show storm damage across the Lowcountry

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Communities across the Lowcountry experienced damage Friday afternoon when a line of severe storms moved through the area. The storm brought tornadoes, gusty winds and heavy rain as it pushed through the state.


Lowcountry schools, offices announce closures due weather conditions

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – School districts in Charleston and Colleton Counties have announced early dismissals ahead of anticipated severe weather Friday afternoon. As of 2:00 p.m., all Charleston County School District offices and activities, including Kaleidoscope, will be closed.


20-year-old indicted in fatal South Carolina boating accident

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) - A 20-year-old man has been charged in the death of Mallory Beach, a 19-year-old killed in a boat crash in the Lowcountry in February. Paul Murdaugh has been indicted on three felony charges by a Beaufort County Grand Jury: boating under the influence causing death and


Lawsuit claims boy sexually assaulted 3-year-old girl at Goose Creek daycare

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - A new lawsuit against a Goose Creek daycare facility claims a minor boy sexually assaulted a 3-year-old girl at the facility in November 2018. Angie Grayson said she picked up her child from Harvest Time Academy and noticed she was bleeding from her genitals.


Activist group calling on removal of John C. Calhoun statue in Charleston, S.C.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — A national activist group is calling on the removal of a Charleston, S.C., statue saying it's one of several monuments nationwide that is Confederate-related and needs to be taken down.


Severe weather to impact Charleston Metro Area today

The Town of Mount Pleasant Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with the National Weather Service, has announced that severe weather is expected to impact most of southeast South Carolina, including the Charleston Metro Area, today. Dominant hazards include damaging winds possibly in exces


Weekend Roundup: 24 things to do this weekend in Charleston

Severe weather threats are rolling in on Friday, but the rest of the Easter weekend looks fine. Whether you're celebrating Easter (with brunch or a bunch of eggstravaganzas) or 4/20 with some dank events, here are 24 things going on this weekend.