Drew Tripp, ABC News 4

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Charleston, SC, United States

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South Carolina records 1,505 new coronavirus cases, 6 more deaths from virus

Charleston Co. leads state in new COVID-19 cases for 13th time in 14 days. State public health officials on Monday reported 1,505 new confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases in South Carolina, and 6 additional deaths caused by the virus. Charleston County again leads the state in new COVID-19 cases Monday with 326, the fourth day in a row and 13th time in 14 days. It's the fourth time in the last… → Read More

5-vehicle wreck closes 2 lanes of Ravenel Bridge southbound

Mount Pleasant Police reported around 8:30 a. m. Tuesday that a wreck involving five vehicles occurred on the Ravenel Bridge. Police say the wreck happened on the bridges southbound lanes (Mt. Pleaseant to Downtown). No injuries have been reported, but two lanes are blocked causing heavy traffic delays. → Read More

Charleston man, 73, with dementia reported missing, possibly in danger

Charleston Police asked Wednesday evening for the public's help looking for a missing elder man who has dementia and may be in danger. John Parrish was last seen at the AT&T Store on Savannah Highway Wednesday morning, June 3, at approximately 11 a. m. Parrish, who does not have a cell phone, was in possession of his wife’s silver 2005 Chrysler Sebring when last seen. The South Carolina license… → Read More

Charleston Police Chief Luther Reynolds addresses weekend protests, riots in city

Charleston Police Chief Luther Reynolds is holding a press briefing at noon Monday to discuss the city's response to protests and riots over the weekend, which led to more than 40 arrests and serious property damage in parts of downtown. (See our live stream in the video player below, or CLICK HERE to watch. ) Title: Charleston Police Press Conference, 6/1/2020. Start time: 06/01/2020 12:04:45… → Read More

Charleston officials discussing protests in press conference Saturday night

City of Charleston officials are expected to hold a press conference Saturday night to discuss protests that occurred in the city earlier in the day. A Black Lives Matter rally in the afternoon saw a predominantly peaceful crowd of thousands making their way through the city streets in protest of police violence. Title: Charleston Protests Press Conference. Start time: 05/30/2020 08:20:19 PM.… → Read More

North Charleston girl, 13, sexually assaulted on Facebook Live; 2 charged, 3 wanted

North Charleston Police have arrested two men in connection to the sexual assault Monday night, May 4, of a 13-year-old girl with "diminished mental capacity. "The reported assault was live streamed on the internet via Facebook Live, police say. Tasheen A. Walker, 20, and Jonah D. Fishburne, 18, both remain in jail at the Charleston County Detention Center following their arrests late Monday… → Read More

CCSO: Woman dead after encounter with alligator on Kiawah Island

Emergency responders were called to Kiawah Island on Friday afternoon, May 1, for a situation involving an alligator. According to Capt. Roger Antonio with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, just before 5 p. m. , deputies responded to the area of Salt Cedar Lane after learning of a reported encounter involving an alligator and a woman. Authorities said the woman had died as a result of the… → Read More

Gov. McMaster, 'AccelerateSC' task force hold meeting on reopening economy

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and Lt. Governor Pamela S. Evette are participate in the first meeting of the “Resources” component of AccelerateSC task force Thursday in Columbia. AccelerateSC is a group of public health, business, industry, education and government leaders tasked by the governor to develop a plan for restarting the state's economic engine in the wake of the COVID-19… → Read More

South Carolinians stage drive-thru COVID-19 shutdown protest outside Statehouse

A group of demonstrators gathered outside the Statehouse in Columbia Friday to protest South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster's emergency order to close non-essential businesses and other measures. The protest, organized on Facebook, calls for "citizens of South Carolina not deemed 'at-risk' for Covid-19" to join a caravan of protesters in vehicles outside the Statehouse. → Read More

5 new South Carolina COVID-19 deaths reported, state's total now 140 deaths

South Carolina public health officials said Wednesday another 5 people have died in the state due to COVID-19, and another 160 people have tested positive for the virus. The total number of people to die in South Carolina from the COVID-19 coronavirus is now 140 since March 16, according to the South Carolina Dept. of Health and Environmental Control. Three deaths occurred in elderly individuals… → Read More

South Carolina schools will remain closed for rest of spring

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster and State Education Superintendent Molly Spearman announced Wednesday public schools will remain closed through the end of the spring 2020 session. McMaster and Spearman said K-12 public schools in the state will continue with at-home instruction and eLearning for the remainder of the year. Spearman said she felt it was the right decision. (This is a developing… → Read More

Goose Creek man arrested on child pornography charges

A South Carolina man has been arrested on multiple charges related to child pornography possession. David Rivera, 62, of Goose Creek, was arrested Monday, April 13, on nearly a dozen charges related to the sexual exploitation of a minor, according to the S. C. Attorney General's Office. Goose Creek Police Department detectives arrested Rivera as part of an Internet Crimes Against Children Task… → Read More

One dead, another injured in Summerville shooting, police say

The Summerville Police Department is investigating a shooting Wednesday morning that killed one person and left another person injured, according to the SPD's Twitter page. Police say the shooting incident occurred on Avonshire Drive, which is in the Weatherstone neighborhood. The scene is contained and there is no active threat to the public, police said. Further details weren't immediately… → Read More

Reports: McMaster to order 'non-essential' business closures statewide to battle COVID-19

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is expected to order the closure of non-essential businesses across the Palmetto State on Tuesday, the next step in the state's ongoing fight to fight the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). Reports by both The Post and Courier and The State newspapers indicate the broad closures will come as part of a new executive order by Gov. McMaster, and will… → Read More

College of Charleston employee COVID-19 positive, more possible cases being investigated

The College of Charleston's Dept. of Emergency Management announced Tuesday night, March 24, that a C of C employee has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). "University officials have taken appropriate measures to ensure the health and safety of the campus community," College of Charleston officials said in a message posted to its website Tuesday night. The College and the S. C.… → Read More

Florida man, 64, dies in small plane crash near Charleston

This is the latest information on a plane crash that occurred near the Charleston Executive Airport on Johns Island, South Carolina, on Saturday night, March 21, 2020. (5:45 p. m. , March 22) A pilot is dead after his small airplane crashed Saturday evening, March 21, outside Charleston. Andrew Meyer, 64, of Tampa, Florida, died from injuries suffered when his Cessna 310 aircraft crashed near… → Read More

Gov. McMaster, state health officials address COVID-19 in South Carolina

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster will join state public health officials and cabinet members Thursday afternoon to update the public on the state's response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The press conference comes after Gov. McMaster and the General Assembly on Thursday cleared $45 million in emergency funding for the S. C. Dept. of Health and Environmental Control, aimed at aiding… → Read More

Gov. McMaster orders restaurants, bars to end dine-in service in response to COVID-19

Gov. Henry McMaster on Tuesday ordered all bars and restaurants in the state to suspend dine-in service effective Wednesday, March 18, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The announcement came during the governor's press conference with state health officials on Tuesday. (See our live stream in the video player below, or CLICK HERE to watch if you're having trouble seeing the video on your… → Read More

Volvo Car Open postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

Officials with the Volvo Car Open announced Thursday the annual women's tennis tournament has been postponed due to the ongoing global health crisis caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Statement from Bob Moran, President and Tournament Director for the Volvo Car Open: “The team here at the Volvo Car Open, which includes staff, partners, sponsors and more than 300 volunteers, is… → Read More

Juvenile among 2 injured in North Charleston shooting, police say

North Charleston Police say a juvenile and an 18-year-old man were injured early Monday morning in a reported shooting in the Coosaw Creek subdivision. The incident was first reported shortly after 1:30 a. m. along the 4100 block of Club Course Drive. Officers later found an unoccupied car damaged by gunfire near a playground off McChune Court. The vehicle had multiple bullet holes in the side,… → Read More