Drew Tripp, ABC News 4

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Charleston, SC, United States

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Body found in Charleston Harbor near Mount Pleasant pier

Rescuers were called Monday morning to reports of a body in the water near the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park pier. Charleston and Mount Pleasant police went to the area of the pier and Remley's Point boat landing shortly before 9 a. m. to conduct marine rescue efforts. Police recovered the body, but further information about the incident is not yet available. Charleston Police are leading the… → Read More

Timothy Taylor, Brittanee Drexel disappearance suspect, gets probation for robbery charge

A man the FBI said is a suspect in the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel has been sentenced to three years of probation for a federal armed robbery charge. Timothy Da’Shaun Taylor, 28, learned his sentence from Judge David Norton Monday morning in federal court in Charleston, after three years of legal proceedings. Taylor could've been given up to 20 years in prison related to a 2011 armed… → Read More

John McKissick, legendary South Carolina football coach, dies at age 93

John McKissick, the legendary coach synonymous with high school football in South Carolina, has passed away after months of declining health. He was 93. McKissick coached thousands of Summerville High School student-athletes to 10 state championship victories and 621 total wins on the football field over a 63-year-career, which spanned 1952 to 2015. → Read More

Unpopular Bees Ferry billboard proposal gets 1st OK from Charleston County leaders

An unpopular billboard proposal for heavily-traveled Bees Ferry Road in West Ashley received preliminary approval Thursday from Charleston County Council. The 0. 34-acre property where the LED-lit digital billboard will be located is directly adjacent to the Charleston County landfill entrance, between the Bolton's Landing and Hunt Club Run residential areas on Bees Ferry Road. County Council… → Read More

College of Charleston mumps outbreak up to 51 cases

The College of Charleston says eight new mumps cases have been confirmed among the campus community as of Thursday, November 21. The new cases bring the total to 51 since the college announced the outbreak in September. The vast majority of individuals are no longer contagious, the school says. "If you have had close contact with someone symptomatic with the mumps, monitor yourself for any… → Read More

Brittanee Drexel disappearance suspect faces sentence for separate crime

A man the FBI says isa suspect in the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel will learn his sentence on federal armed robbery charges in the coming weeks. Timothy Da’Shaun Taylor, 28, faces up to 20 years in prison when he goes before a judge for sentencing December 9 on one federal Hobbs Act armed robbery charge. → Read More

Ex-Marine murder suspect ditched car in South Carolina, may be back in Virginia

A former Marine wanted for murder in Virginia may have returned to that state after hedumped his car in South Carolinaon Wednesday. The suspect, Michael Brown. is accused of murdering his mother's boyfriend November 9, in before fleeing Franklin County, Virginia. According to the Colleton County Sheriff's Office, a statewide BOLO (be on the lookout) for Brown has been issued in South Carolina. → Read More

Gov. McMaster is in on the joke, y'all

With South Carolina's many close calls with hurricanes the last several years, the state has gotten a healthy dose of Gov. Henry McMaster and his strong Southern accent. And during his many live televised press conferences (often to order evacuations), that means we've all gotten familiar with some idiosyncrasies of the Governor's speaking habits. One of those peccadilloes we've all quietly… → Read More

Mark Sanford giving out $1 trillion bills to raise national debt awareness

South Carolina's Mark Sanford is handing out fake $1 trillion bills on the presidential campaign trail. The former Congressman and governor says he's doing it to raise awareness about a financial crisis he says is looming. Sanford says he's handing out the gag greenbacks in hopes of drawing attention to the Unites States' spending, ever-ballooning national debt and $23-trillion budget deficit. → Read More

Clyburn says Pete Buttigieg being gay is an issue for older black voters

South Carolina Congressman Jim Clyburn says it's true openly gay presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg may find it tough to win support from older African American voters because of his sexuality. Rep. Clyburn was asked Sunday by CNN's Dana Bash if he thought Buttigieg being gay is why he's been polling so low among in South Carolina ahead of its "First in the South" 2020 Democratic primary. → Read More

Citadel graduate commanded mission to take down ISIS leader al-Baghdadi

A Citadel graduate ordered the attack that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, Jr. , a 1979 graduate of the Citadel, is a four-star general who currently leads the U. S. Central Command for the Department of Defense. In a press briefing Wednesday, McKenzie described the series of events leading up to a Saturday, Oct. 26, assault on a compound… → Read More

Crews battle fire at Shisha Ultra Lounge off Ashley Phosphate

The North Charleston Fire Department responded Thursday morning to a large fire at a restaurant and bar along the 5000 block of Ashley Phosphate Road. The fire was reported at the Shisha Ultra Lounge shortly after 7:30 a. m. , according to authorities. Video from the scene showed flames and heavy smoke pouring from the top of the bar. Firefighters had nearly gotten the flames under control as of… → Read More

Charleston invited to weigh in on new Old Towne Creek County Park in West Ashley

The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission will host Tuesday a public information and input meeting for the planning of Old Towne Creek County Park. Designers are looking for public input on an interpretive plan for the park that will incorporate historical themes and tell the story of the natural and cultural history of the park and surrounding area, county officials say. → Read More

Death reported after fire in Berkeley County on Leisure Drive

Berkeley County authorities say one person is dead following a fire at a mobile home in the Summerville area on Thursday morning, Oct. 24. The fire occurred at an address along the 1200 block of Leisure Drive just before 10 a. m, county officials say. Firefighters had extinguished the flames by 11 a. m. In addition to the deceased victim, one person was taken to Trident Medical Center with… → Read More

Graham agrees Trump impeachment inquiry a 'lynching;' Cunningham, Scott, Clyburn weigh in

Sen. Lindsey Graham is vigorously defending President Donald Trump, who on Tuesday equated a Congressional investigation into his dealings with Ukraine to "a lynching. " Trump said on his Twitter account Tuesday "All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here - a lynching," referring to an impeachment inquiry into potential presidential misconduct underway among several committees… → Read More

President Trump speaking at South Carolina HBCU's criminal justice forum Oct. 25

White House representatives confirm President Donald Trump will deliver the keynote speech at the 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum at Benedict College in Columbia, SC, next Friday, Oct. 25. President Trump will be joining nine of his potential Democratic challengers at the bipartisan event, which is being hosted by a group called the 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center. The three-day… → Read More

Avett Brothers coming to Coliseum in April 2020, tickets on sale Friday

The Avett Brothers will bring their eclectic sound and style to the Lowcountry with a performance at the North Charleston Coliseum, Friday, April 3, 2020. Meshing folk, roots, rock, pop and country music styles, the North Carolina-based band is touring the country in support of its latest album, Closer Than Together, released in October 2019. Tickets for An Evening With the Avett Brothers at the… → Read More

Sen. Lindsey Graham holds press conference before speech to Citadel Republican Society

U. S. Senator Lindsey Grahamis is hosting a press conference Thursday in Charleston before addressing the Citadel Republican Society later in the night. (See our live stream in the video player below, or CLICK HERE to watch if you're having trouble seeing the video on your mobile device. ) → Read More

Charleston flights to London ending for season, resuming in 2020

Direct flights from Charleston to London will be ending for the year later this month, airport officials confirm. Charleston International Airport announced Friday British Airways will stop offering service to and from London's Heathrow Airport on October 24. The flights will resume in the spring, starting up again on Thursdays and Sundays on March 29, 2020, CHS officials said. British Airways… → Read More

Stono bridge on Maybank Hwy. closed as police search for person after gunshot heard

Charleston Police have closed the Maybank Highway bridge over the Stono River between James and Johns islands Thursday afternoon. Police say a person threatening to harm themselves was reported in the area. Police say they heard a gunshot when responding to the scene. Officers are currently searching the marsh area near the bridge for the person in question. Further details are not immediately… → Read More