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Jordan Cioppa


Charleston, SC, United States

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Recent articles by Jordan:

Charleston approves new technology to target fake IDs

UPDATE: CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve the pilot program. CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston leaders are looking to crack down on underage drinking with a new pilot program that will help businesses easily identify fake IDs. A mobile app called Intellicheck has the ability to detect a […] → Read More

Charleston City Council considers significant pay increases for all city employees

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – People who work for the City of Charleston could see a significant pay increase soon. Charleston City Council met for a workshop on Tuesday evening to discuss the 2023 budget. “The number one issue that the City of Charleston is facing right now is pay for our employees,” said Councilman Ross […] → Read More

Charleston PD collecting holiday gifts for Ronald McDonald House, Fisher House

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Police Department is gearing up to host its largest charity effort of the year. The annual ‘Santa’s Escort’ ride, which will take place December 14, benefits the Ronald McDonald House and Fisher House in Charleston. Charleston PD will be collecting new, unwrapped gifts from now until December 13th to […] → Read More

Charleston Co. officials monitoring for threats on Election Day

CHARLESTON CO., S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston County Board of Elections is preparing for the potential of polling place threats on Election Day. “We want voters to feel safe and knowing that their vote is secure when they go to cast their ballot,” said Isaac Cramer, the Executive Director of the Charleston County Board […] → Read More

CARTA hosting bus stop clean-up event

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A new initiative is underway to clean up bus stops in Charleston. The Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority and Keep Charleston Beautiful will host a bus route clean-up event on November 5th. Volunteers will walk to each bus stop and pick up litter along the way. “It’s about creating some sense […] → Read More

Animal advocacy group, CPD working to improve animal welfare ordinances

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – An animal advocacy organization is working to get new animal welfare legislation passed in the City of Charleston. The Charleston Animal Legislative Action League was started earlier this year. “Honestly, it was just driving around and seeing these dogs that are tied up 24-7 and then I would call animal control […] → Read More

SC Ports President delivers State of the Port Address

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – South Carolina Ports President and CEO Barbara Melvin delivered the annual State of the Port Address on Monday. It was Melvin’s first time giving the speech since she took over the position in July 2022 after longtime leader Jim Newsome retired. She highlighted the accomplishments over the last year, and what […] → Read More

Brand new Charleston Co. social services building is complete

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Construction of Charleston County’s brand-new social services building is now complete. “I am feeling really great today to be here, and to see this finally coming to fruition,” said Charleston County Councilwoman Anna Johnson. The Teddie E. Pryor Social Services Building is located in North Charleston at 3685 Rivers Avenue […] → Read More

Charleston NAACP President Dot Scott to retire

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The longtime president of Charleston’s NAACP chapter is retiring October 15. Dot Scott became president in 2001, a fitting role for someone who already spent most of her time fighting for equality. “There were always issues,” she said. “Our folks needed some help. They needed someone to advocate for them. This […] → Read More

Charleston Police address “swatting call” at Burke High School

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – An investigation is underway after Charleston Police received a hoax phone call claiming there was an active shooter at Burke High School. According to police, this was a “swatting call,” which is a fake phone call made with the intention of bringing in a large police, fire, and EMS presence. The […] → Read More

Charleston leaders address flooding in James Island neighborhood

JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston City leaders provided some insight on a flood-prone neighborhood on James Island that saw an excess of water after Hurricane Ian. News 2 first introduced viewers to Michael Miller and his wife on Friday when Hurricane Ian flooded their home and others on Shoreham Road. According to Miller, it […] → Read More

Downtown Charleston caught in the path of Hurricane Ian

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Cleanup efforts are underway in the city of Charleston after Hurricane Ian swept through. “Given the big rain we had and the high tide, there was flooding in the city we closed a number of streets,” said Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg. What are normally busy roadways were empty as they flooded […] → Read More

Charleston leaders preparing for heavy flooding from Ian

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A state of emergency has been declared in the City of Charleston as leaders prepare for the potential of heavy flooding from Hurricane Ian. On Thursday, Mayor John Tecklenburg and other city officials held a press conference to discuss their latest preparation efforts. “We are taking this storm seriously and we […] → Read More

First responders & law enforcement preparing for Hurricane Ian

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – First responders throughout Charleston County are doing everything they can to stay ready for emergencies, ahead of Hurricane Ian. “We increase our personnel and increase our resources that we place throughout the county,” said Kim Winn, the Deputy Chief of Operations for Charleston County Emergency Medical Services. Highwater vehicles are […] → Read More

Lowcountry hospitals preparing for Hurricane Ian impacts

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Hospitals across the Lowcountry are getting ready for the potential impacts of Hurricane Ian. “We have to be concerned about whether we need to shelter in place, or if we still have access to our facilities because people still have emergency medical conditions that need care, even though a storm is […] → Read More

CPD & Citizen Police Advisory Council highlight de-escalation training

CHARLESTON, S.C (WCBD) – Charleston residents will have an opportunity to learn about the police department’s de-escalation training in an upcoming webinar. The webinar on Tuesday marks the third one hosted by the Charleston Police Department and the Citizen Police Advisory Council. The series is a way for the public to learn about the inner […] → Read More

Charleston Police increasing presence downtown following shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Charleston Police will ramp up their presence downtown this weekend, following a shooting that left multiple people injured last week. “We are going to be doing some enhanced patrols, some additional assets, a little bit more of a footprint,” said Charleston Police Chief Luther Reynolds. This comes after police said five […] → Read More

Sewage overflow causes concern in West Ashley neighborhood

WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (WCBD) – Heavy rain this week led to a sewage overflow in a West Ashley neighborhood. A concerned resident, who wished to remain anonymous, reached out to News 2, hoping the problem would get fixed. According to Mike Saia with the Charleston Water System, it is believed the overflow was caused by […] → Read More

Charleston welcomes new Director of Emergency Management

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The City of Charleston has a new Director of Emergency Management. Ben Almquist started his new position on August 8th. Before joining the City of Charleston staff, Almquist worked as the Director of Emergency Management for Berkeley County for the last four years. “It’s a change in structure. Berkeley County, you’re […] → Read More

Proposed two-building project in Charleston causing parking concerns

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – A new hotel and residential building could be coming to downtown Charleston. On Wednesday, the Charleston Board of Architectural Review will consider a request for a two-building behind the middle section of King Street. The project will include a 6.5-story hotel on Society Street and a 6-story mixed-use residential building […] → Read More