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Tim Renaud


Charleston, SC, United States

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Past articles by Tim:

SCDNR offering lifetime hunting licenses for harvesting tagged coyotes

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is dishing out lifetime hunting licenses to those who harvest a tagged coyote. SCDNR said Tuesday it released 16 tagged coyotes statewide as part of the Coyote Harvest Program. The program was established by the General Assembly in 2016, which directed the agency […] → Read More

Naked man chased women around Charleston hotel, report says

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A 19-year-old man was arrested over the weekend after allegedly chasing two women around a Charleston area hotel while naked. Officers with the Charleston Police Department responded to what is commonly known as the “round” Holiday Inn off Savannah Highway on Saturday evening for a report of a naked man running […] → Read More

Charleston Southern University to host a workshop for family business owners

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston Southern University will invite family business owners to an interactive workshop aimed at developing a strategy for success. CSU’s Nielsen College of Business will host the March 16 workshop that will people who are part of a multi-generational family business the opportunity to explore and discover successful practices for […] → Read More

North Charleston PD investigating deadly shooting in shopping center parking lot

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Officers with the North Charleston Police Department are investigating a deadly shooting that happened in the parking lot of a shopping center off Rivers Avenue. More than a dozen evidence markers were seen near a bicycle in the parking lot in front of the H&L Super Market on Monday afternoon. […] → Read More

Judge denies request from Russell Laffitte for new trial in fraud case

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A judge has denied a request by former Palmetto State Bank CEO and one-time Alex Murdaugh accomplice, Russell Laffite, for a new trial. Laffitte, who was standing trial in November 2022 for several charges of fraud, was found guilty in a Charleston courtroom after more than 11 hours of deliberation and […] → Read More

1 injured after air conditioning unit explodes, fire officials say

WANDO, S.C. (WCBD) – One person was injured Sunday afternoon after an outdoor air conditioning unit exploded. Crews with Cainhoy Fire Department were dispatched to a home off Morning Marsh Lane in Wando for a reported explosion just before 5:00 p.m. At the scene, first responders found one person who was injured after an outdoor […] → Read More

State prosecutor Creighton Waters reflects on Alex Murdaugh double murder trial

WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCBD) – Senior Assistant Deputy Attorney General Creighton Waters reflected on the Alex Murdaugh double murder trial Friday afternoon. After more than 70 witnesses delivered testimony and hundreds of evidence exhibits displayed, a jury found disbarred South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh guilty of murdering his wife and child on June 7, 2021. He […] → Read More

Murdaugh’s former law firm releases statement after guilty verdict

HAMPTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – A Hampton County law firm started by the family of Alex Murdaugh released a statement late Thursday night after a jury returned a guilty verdict in the deaths of his wife and youngest son. Parker Law Group, formerly Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth, and Detrick (PMPED), said the guilty verdict brings […] → Read More

Man, 22, arrested after deadly North Charleston crash

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a Thursday afternoon crash that left two people dead. The two-vehicle crash happened just before noon on Dorchester Road at I-26, according to Harve Jacobs, public information officer for the North Charleston Police Department. Darrius L. Frasier, 22, was taken to […] → Read More

SCDOT receives permit for I-526 Lowcountry Corridor West Project

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has reached a critical step forward on the I-526 Lowcountry Corridor West Project after receiving a project permit from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the department announced Thursday. State and local leaders hope the project will relieve traffic congestion and improve the […] → Read More

Jury begins deliberations in Alex Murdaugh trial

WALTERBORO, S.C. (WCBD) – After weeks of testimony from more than 70 witnesses, the jury in the Alex Murdaugh double murder trial has been charged with determining whether the disbarred South Carolina attorney killed his wife and son. WATCH LIVE COVERAGE OF THE TRIAL HERE Margaret and Paul Murdaugh were shot to death near the […] → Read More

1 detained after Charleston shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – One person has been detained following a shooting that happened Thursday afternoon in downtown Charleston. Officers with the Charleston Police Department responded to a reported shooting on Reid Street between Drake Street and E Bay Street just after 12:00 p.m., according to Sgt. Elisabeth Wolfsen. One person was injured and taken […] → Read More

South Carolina teacher’s aide duct taped 4-year-old student’s legs to chair: affidavit

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – A South Carolina teacher’s aide has been charged with cruelty to children after she allegedly duct-taped a 4-year-old student’s legs to a chair. According to an incident report from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy responded to Seven Oaks Elementary School in Columbia on Wednesday after a parent reported that […] → Read More

Analysis of the Alex Murdaugh murder trial

As the jury hears closing arguments in the Alex Murdaugh double murder trial, News 2’s Riley Benson and WSAV-TV’s Andrew Davis are joined by a panel of legal experts to break down what has been happening in the courtroom and provide some insight into what is going through the minds of the jury before they are charged with delivering a verdict. → Read More

Crash involving motorcycle closes portion of Folly Road

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Folly Road is closed Wednesday afternoon following a crash with serious injuries involving a motorcycle. The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said the crash, which involved a vehicle vs. motorcycle, closed Folly Road near Sol Legare Road around 2:50 p.m. Motorists should find another route. → Read More

Random traffic checkpoints planned for March in Colleton County

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities announced Wednesday they will be conducting random traffic safety checkpoints throughout March. Deputies with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and South Carolina Law Enforcement Network will partner to conduct the traffic safety checkpoints at random over the next few weeks. Law enforcement will be checking for driver’s licenses, possible […] → Read More

Man accused of pulling knife on couple vacationing in Charleston: report

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A man is facing charges after allegedly pulling a knife on a couple as they were shopping along King Street over the weekend. An officer with the Charleston Police Department (CPD) met with the victim and his wife, who were on vacation in Charleston, after they said a man had pulled […] → Read More

International African American Museum announces opening date

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – An opening date has been announced for the International African American Museum in Charleston. The museum’s original opening date, January 21, was delayed over challenges regarding the building’s humidity and temperature controls. “Museums require extremely stringent humidity controls in order to display the most sensitive of items for extended periods of […] → Read More

Isle of Palms announces road closures for Saturday’s Front Beach Fest

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (WCBD) – Isle of Palms is gearing up for an annual spring festival that is set to take place this weekend. Front Beach Fest is a family-friendly festival that includes live beach music, local vendors, food trucks, street performers, and fun for everyone. The event will take place Saturday, March 4 […] → Read More

50 residents displaced after West Ashley apartment fire

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Approximately 50 residents were displaced following a Sunday afternoon apartment fire in West Ashley, according to Charleston Fire officials. Multiple agencies were dispatched to a structure fire at the Colonial Grand at Cypress Cove Apartments where Charleston officers were actively working to evacuate residents and pets shortly after 3:30 p.m. Arriving […] → Read More