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Lawsuit accuses Charleston Catholic bishop of sex abuse in 1970s

CHARLESTON, S. C. (WCIV) - The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston is accused of sexually abusing a minor 40 years ago, according to a civil lawsuit filed Wednesday in New York state. The claims against Bishop Robert Guglielmone were made known to law enforcement, and determined not to be credible, a Charleston Diocese spokesperson said in a prepared statement Wednesday afternoon.… → Read More

Walterboro PD: Pangalangan's vehicle had broken-out window, AC blew warm air

WALTERBORO, S. C. (WCIV) - Walterboro Police have released new details about the arrest of a woman on child endangerment charges Monday, a week after the suspect's mother was accused of murdering her disabled teen daughter under similar circumstances. Ashley Pangalangan, 30, was arrested Monday, and charged with unlawful conduct toward a child, after police say she left two children inside… → Read More

Child missing, father wanted after Charlotte murder, abduction of 2 kids

North Carolina authorities are asking the public to watch out for two men and a child in connection to a double kidnapping and a murder. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police are searching for missing child Dior Muhammad, a 3-yearold African American girl, as well as her father, Edward S. Garner, Sr. , and his adult son, Edward S. Garner, Jr. Police say Garner Sr. abducted his children Muhammad and… → Read More

Amber Alert for abducted 1-yr-old North Carolina boy

Authorities in North Carolina have issued an Amber Alert for Legend Masir Goodwine, a 1-year-old boy last seen August 11 in High Point City. The High Point Police Department says Goodwine has been abducted. Goodwine is a light-skinned black male, approximately 2 feet tall, weighing 20 pounds. He has short black hair and brown eyes. Goodwine was last seen wearing an orange tank top with a Ninja… → Read More

Hurricane activity could increase with end of El Niño

Scientists are warning hurricane activity in the Atlantic Ocean is more likely to be above normal levels for the remainder of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, thanks to more favorable atmospheric and ocean conditions. Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued the adjusted hurricane forecast on Thursday, citing the end of El Niño. → Read More

Deputies investigating shooting in Walterboro on Francis Street

Colleton County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a reported shooting along Francis Street in Walterboro Tuesday afternoon. The incident occurred around 12:15 p. m. , according to CCSO spokesperson Shalane Lowes. Deputies are investigating the possibility the shooting incident is related to a law enforcement pursuit that ended a few blocks away near Cleveland Street and Pine Needle… → Read More

Tropical moisture moving north from Bahamas, disturbance brews in Atlantic

Two areas of tropical weather are worth keeping an eye on over the next several days and into next week. The first is a large area of tropical moisture currently over the Bahamas and southern Florida. ABC News 4 Storm Tracker Meteorologist Sonya Stevens said Thursday the disturbance could bring rainfall to the Lowcountry through the weekend. Locally heavy rainfall will come to parts of the… → Read More

CofC Study: Sex appeal likely fledged flying dinosaurs, modern birds

Certain dinosaurs, and ultimately modern birds, likely developed the ability to fly because bigger, flashier feathers are simply sexier. That conclusion is strongly supported by newly published research led by Scott Persons, the curator of the Mace Brown Museum of Natural History at the College of Charleston. For years, paleontologists have known many dinosaurs had hair-like feathers that served… → Read More

Missing child reported on Kiawah Island beach, search underway

Emergency responders are searching for a missing child at the beach on Kiawah Island Tuesday afternoon, Charleston County Sheriff's Office Capt. Roger Antonio confirms. The child was reported missing near beach access 9 shortly before 12:45 p. m. , according to Charleston County 9-1-1 Dispatch supervisors. Marine units and air patrol are assisting in the search. Further details weren't… → Read More

Cunningham votes against 'reckless' House budget bill raising federal spending cap

Lowcountry Congressman Joe Cunningham (D-Charleston) broke ranks Thursday and voted against a Democrat-led federal spending proposal with bipartisan support from President Donald Trump. Despite Cunningham not voting along party lines, the debt and budget bill easily passed in the House, 284-149. The Senate is scheduled to vote on it next week. The bill allows the federal government to seek bonds… → Read More

Coast Guard, DNR search for possible missing boater in Charleston Harbor

Search and rescue crews are looking for a possible missing boater in the Charleston Harbor Wednesday afternoon, officials confirm. David Lucas with the S. C. Dept. of Natural Resources confirms DNR marine units are assisting Charleston Police and the Coast Guard in the search. Lucas says DNR was called in to assist local and federal authorities after a boat was found adrift with its motor… → Read More

Sanford warns of financial crisis in video promoting possible run for president

Mark Sanford took another step forward Wednesday in his exploration of a possible run for president. Sanford released a 2 minute, 45 second YouTube videooutlining a potential economic crisis awaiting the nation if Washington doesn't address national debt and overspending. Sanford says the risk of a major financial implosion is his primary motivation for considering a run for the White House, or… → Read More

Mark Sanford may run against Trump for president on GOP ticket in 2020

Mark Sanford is considering a run for president in 2020. A former South Carolina Governor, U. S. Congressman and noted detractor of President Donald Trump, Sanford recently said the United States needs "another Ross Perot" moment because of what he feels is looming economic dangers. → Read More

South Carolina teacher fired for pro-choice abortion posts on Facebook, lawsuit claims

A former South Carolina high school teacher claims her First Amendment rights were violated when she was fired from her job for sharing pro-choice abortion rights sentiments on Facebook. The teacher, Elizabeth Cox, says she already signed a contract to teach at Bishop England High School in Charleston for the upcoming year when she learned last month she was being fired for her social media… → Read More

Boeing pledges $100M to victims of 737 MAX crashes

Boeing has pledged $100 million to families and communities affected by crashes of two of its commercial 737 MAX 8 airliners in the last year. Boeing said in a press release Wednesday the money will support education, hardship and living expenses for families, along with community programs and economic development in impacted areas. → Read More

Protest at Lindsey Graham's Mt. Pleasant office calls for closing migrant camps

Activists are protesting outside Sen. Lindsey Graham's Mount Pleasant office Tuesday, calling for the closure of migrant holding camps along the U. S. -Mexico border, citing living conditions for the people being kept there. (Watch the protests in the embedded video player below, or CLICK HERE to watch on Facebook. ) → Read More

Body found along Huger Street in Charleston, police say

Charleston Police say a man's body was found Tuesday morning near the intersection of Huger Street and Morrison Drive. The man's body was seen and reported about 6:30 a. m. by a passing motorist, police say. According to police, there weren't any visible signs of trauma to the man's body. The death is indet investigation. The Charleston County Coroner's Office will release the man's name and… → Read More

FBI: Charleston car dealer defrauded banks, customers to boost sales, reap profits

(Update: Wednesday, June 26th at 1:35 p. m. ) On Wednesday afternoon, Mark Hoover of Hoover Mitsubishi released a statement on the investigation: Hoover Mitsubishi learned of some irregularities and inconsistencies in some of our contracts in July , 2018. Based on the information available at the time we immediately terminated the responsible employees and have not experienced similar problems… → Read More

Deputies investigating possible road rage incident on Clements Ferry Road

Berkeley County authorities are investigating an incident that led to a wreck Monday morning, June 24, on Clements Ferry Road in the Wando community. Chief Deputy Jeremy Baker with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office says the wreck is related to a possible road rage situation. The location of the wreck is along the 1000 block of Clements Ferry Road between Bennington Drive and Reflectance Road.… → Read More

Summerville man charged with murder after wife's stabbing death

Police have charged a Summerville man with murder after his wife was discovered stabbed to death in their home Friday night, June 14. Anthony Argoe, 57, remains in jail at the Dorchester County Detention Center following his arrest Saturday in connection to his wife's killing. According to Summerville Police, officers performed a welfare check Friday night on Lynda Argoe, after her daughter… → Read More