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Past articles by Drew:

Moody only Drexel murder suspect, more charges not expected, other victims not identified

The chief prosecutor who will pursue a guilty verdict against the prime suspect in the Brittanee Drexel case says his office doesn't currently have other suspects targeted related to the New York teen's 2009 death. Suspect Raymond Moody also is not currently expected to face more charges beyond the three charges of kidnapping, rape and murder announced Monday in Georgetown County, according to… → Read More

Questions arise after person of interest in Brittanee Drexel case arrested

A law enforcement official confirmed Wednesday the Brittanee Drexel case is still a very active investigation. The news comes just two weeks after the anniversary of Drexel's disappearance. Caption: WCIV. Her body was never found. But earlier this month, Raymond Moody, a person of interest in the case, was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice. But why? Georgetown County court… → Read More

Private Eyes & Public Mudslinging | Murdaugh Murders, Money & Mystery Podcast (S2:E1)

Season 2 of Unsolved South Carolina's Murdaugh Murders, Money & Mystery podcast begins with an exclusive interview of a private investigator whose identity was revealed just weeks ago in bombshell new revelations tied to the ongoing Murdaugh saga. (Listen in the embedded player below, click tovisit the show's page directly, or subscribe on all major podcast platforms to stream or download. → Read More

Port of Charleston backlog: Terminals opening for trucks Sunday, exports limited Friday

There's still a major backlog plaguing the Port of Charleston, so much that the South Carolina Port Authority is working overtime in the Lowcountry this weekend. Three Charleston terminals — the Wando, Leatherman and North Charleston — will be open Sunday just for truck deliveries, port officials announced Thursday. READ MORE: Thousands of import containers sit at Charleston ports amid supply… → Read More

Murdaugh family sued by two additional survivors of 2019 boat crash

Two more survivors of the 2019 boat crash involving Paul Murdaugh have sued the Murdaugh family. Attorney Mark Tinsley filed the personal injury lawsuits today in Hampton County court on behalf of Miley Altman and Morgan Doughty. Caption: WCIV. The lawsuit names Alex Murdaugh, his surviving son Buster Murdaugh, the estate of Maggie Murdaugh, and Alex's brothers John Marvin and Randy Murdaugh,… → Read More

New Murdaugh charges show earlier victims, older scheme in alleged theft of $8.4 million

COLUMBIA, S. C. (WCIV) — In 2015, Alex Murdaugh reportedly cooked up an imaginary half-million-dollar injury settlement for a client hurt in a car wreck, just so the Hampton lawyer could take an extra 200-grand in fraudulent attorney fees for himself out of the Allendale man's actual settlement money. Caption: Alex Murdaugh is facing several more charges in connection to allegedly stealing $8. 4… → Read More

ABC's Eva Pilgrim discusses 20/20 Murdaugh special, 'Fall of the House of Murdaugh'

South Carolina native Eva Pilgrim on Friday hosted and reported for ABC's 20/20feature on the ever unfolding Murdaugh case in the "Fall of the House of Murdaugh. " To accompany the 20/20 special, Pilgrim spoke toABC News 4's Anne Emerson, host of the Unsolved South Carolina podcast, about their work together covering the ongoing Murdaugh saga. Watch their conversation in the video player below,… → Read More

Q&A with Charleston County interim schools superintendent Don Kennedy

The Charleston County School District is hosting a public introduction and question-and-answer session for interim district superintendent Don Kennedy. Kennedy was appointed as acting superintendent last week after the Charleston County Board of Education abruptly voted to accept the resignation of longtime superintendent Dr. Gerrita Postlewait. A reason for Postlewait's departure has not been… → Read More

Dorchester Co. Sheriff's Office addresses inmate's claim of assault by guards

The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday is holding a press conference to address claims of brutality made by an inmate who said he was assaulted by jail guards. Watch a live stream of the press conference in the video player embedded below, or visit our ABCNews4. com/Watch if having trouble viewing the stream on a mobile device. Title: LIVE STREAM: Dorchester Co. Sheriff's Office… → Read More

Mount Pleasant man, 48, dies after Christmas dirt bike crash

A Mount Pleasant man died after a crash on a dirt bike Christmas night, authorities say. Gregory Oliver, 48, died Saturday night, December 25, at Roper Mount Pleasant hospital from injuries he suffered in the dirt bike accident, according toCharleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal. The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says the accident happened around 5 p. m. Saturday when Oliver fell off his… → Read More

Game of the Week: Oceanside vs. Hanahan

Oceanside battles Hanahan in our Friday Night Rivals high school football game of the week. Kickoff is at 7:30 p. m. ET. Watch live in the embedded video player below, or visit our Friday Night Rivals page to stream there. Title: LIVE STREAM: Oceanside vs. Hanahan. Start time: 10/15/2021 07:30:00 PM. End time: 10/15/2021 10:30:00 PM. A replay of the game will be available on demand at this page… → Read More

Mount Pleasant businessman Dawson Caldwell arrested on child sex trafficking charge

Federal agents have arrested a Mount Pleasant businessman on a charge related to child sex trafficking. Dawson Caldwell was arrested Monday, October 11, by U. S. Marshalls on a charge of Trafficking a Minor for Sex. Documents related to the arrest have been sealed by a federal judge, except for a charge affidavit filed by a Homeland Security investigator. That affidavit lists an alias for… → Read More

Wilson: Deputy who shot armed man in West Ashley standoff acted 'reasonably & lawfully'

Charleston County's lead prosecutor says she will not pursue criminal charges against a deputy who shot and killed a man in the line of duty on Mona Avenue earlier this fall. Solicitor Scarlett Wilson, district attorney for South Carolina's 9th Judicial Circuit, announced her decision Tuesday in a letter to Charleston County Sheriff Kristin Graziano. → Read More

Heartfelt & Hilarious moments from the Cooper River Bridge Run 2021

From the heartwarming to the hilarious and even bizarre,these videos spotlight some awesome moments from the 44th Cooper River Bridge Run. Caption: Mother Angela Witherspoon emotional as she shares her story, reason for participating. Caption: Postrace interview with 2021 Cooper River Bridge Run men's division race winner Edward Cheserek. Caption: Interview with Cooper River Bridge Run women's… → Read More

SLED opens criminal probe of Murdaugh housekeeper death as family sues over missing money

State police in South Carolina announced Wednesday they have launched a criminal investigation into the death and estate proceedings of Gloria Satterfield, a former housekeeper for maligned attorney Alex Murdaugh. Satterfield, 57, died at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston after being injured in a reported trip-and-fall incident while working inside Alex Murdaugh's Hampton County home in… → Read More

Charleston Coast Guard rescues 2 after boat fire offshore, credits captain's preparedness

Rescuers from Coast Guard Sector Charleston saved two people after their 45-foot fishing boat caught fire and began taking on water offshore early Friday morning. The captain of the vessel "Strickly Business" hailed the Coast Guard via radio shortlyafter 4 a. m. , located about 9 miles east of Bulls Bay. Coast Guard officials say the captain's preparedness for an emergency helped rescuers… → Read More

Game of the Week: Dorman vs. Fort Dorchester

Dorman battles Fort Dorchester in our Friday Night Rivals high school football game of the week. Kickoff is at 7:30 p. m. ET. Watch live in the embedded video player below, or visit our Friday Night Rivals page to stream there. Title: LIVE STREAM: Dorman vs. Fort Dorchester. Start time: 09/03/2021 07:30:00 PM. End time: 09/03/2021 10:30:00 PM. A replay of the game will be available on demand at… → Read More

N. Florida Christian 35, First Baptist 23

WCIV ABC News 4, Charleston, South Carolina provides coverage of local and national news, sports, weather and community events in the region, including North Charleston, Mt Pleasant, Summerville, Hanahan, Goose Creek, Rantowles, Cottageville, St George, Moncks Corner, Jacksonboro, Ravenel, Cottageville, Walterboro, Sullivans Island, Dewees Island and Folly Beach. → Read More

Charleston school board could take action on mask policy Monday

Charleston County's school board is set to receive legal advice from the school district's attorneys Monday regarding CCSD's existing face covering requirement, which currently appears to defy a state budget proviso banning "mask mandates" in South Carolina public schools. Title: WATCH: Charleston school board could take action on mask policy Monday. Start time: 08/16/2021 05:00:00 PM. End time:… → Read More

Berkeley Co. deputy seriously injured, 2nd driver hospitalized after University Blvd crash

A Berkeley County Sheriff's Office deputy is hospitalized with serious injuries after being involved in a vehicle collision early Saturday morning. According to the Sheriff's Office, and South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash occurred shortly before 2:15 a. m. as the deputy was driving east on University Boulevard (U. S. Hwy. 78). → Read More