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  1. Costco to open second lowcountry store next monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | WMBF

    A new Costco will open in Mount Pleasant next month. The 150,000-square-foot membership warehouse, located along Park Avenue Blvd., will open its doors to customers on Wednesday, August 8. The store will also feature a gas station, tire center, optical department, and pharmacy.

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  2. Detectives asking for public's help after Summerville man arrested on 20 child sex crime chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WMBF

    Detectives believe there may be more victims of a Summerville man who has been charged with a large number of child sex crimes. He is charged with 11 counts of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, six counts of first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and three counts of promoting prostitution of a minor.

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  3. Disgusting flooding inundates S Carolina's coastal gem againRead the original story

    Friday | WMBF

    Heavy rain caused flooding overnight in South Carolina's largest city, prompting police in Charleston to ask people to not come downtown until flooding subsides. Police say flood waters closed the main east-west route across the downtown peninsula and well as more than a dozen other streets.

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  4. Report finds 7 Charleston waterways with high levels of fecal bacteriaRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WMBF

    Records published by the Charleston Waterkeepers, a nonprofit that aims to restore the quality of Charleston's waterways, showed six waterways that had bacteria levels above the amount that is recommended for swimming. According to South Carolina's water quality standard for water-based recreational activity, swimming is not recommended in water containing bacteria counts of 104 MPN/100mL or higher.

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  5. Lowcountry seeing significant flooding; multiple roads closed including CrosstownRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WMBF

    Charleston police asked motorists to delay travel to downtown because of flooded streets and said the Crosstown is currently closed because it's impassable. The Awendaw-McClellanville Fire Department also reported pooling on Highway 17 and drivers should use between lower and upper Doar Road before the Awendaw Creek Bridge.

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  6. Crosstown remains closed after major flash flooding event in LowcountryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WMBF

    Officials say the Crosstown remains closed because of standing water. Drivers approaching the Crosstown toward Lockwood Drive are being rerouted toward West Ashley according to city spokeswoman Chloe Field.

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  7. US Labor chief visiting Boeing's South Carolina facilitiesRead the original story

    Friday | WMBF

    The United States' top labor official is visiting South Carolina to see firsthand the company's commitment to workforce development and training. Boeing says U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta is making a trip Friday to the aerospace giant's plant in North Charleston.

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  8. First Alert: Heavy rain and flooding possible FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WMBF

    Live 5 News has declared Friday a First Alert Weather Day because of heavy rain and flooding that could move through the Lowcountry. Downtown Charleston saw significant flooding early Friday morning with many cars stuck on Morrison Drive.

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  9. Police arrest man for Charleston armed robberies; officers search for accompliceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 19 | WMBF

    Investigators arrested 20-year-old Vincent Lamont Smith of Charleston and charged him with two counts of armed robbery and two counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. He was locked up at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

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  10. Arrest made in shooting of teen at South Carolina complexRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 19 | WMBF

    A suspect has been arrested in the death of one of two teens found shot to death at an apartment complex near the South Carolina coast. News outlets reported that Charleston police said Wednesday they have arrested a 17-year-old male from James Island in the Sunday shooting of 15-year-old Talekuz Williams of Charleston.

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  11. Test: No alcohol in man whose vehicle killed a Danish girlRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 19 | WMBF

    A breath test shows a South Carolina man had no alcohol in his system when his vehicle struck and killed an 11-year-old Danish girl on a sidewalk earlier this month. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported records released Wednesday show there was a 0 percent blood alcohol level for 30-year-old Jeffrey William Wakefield.

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  12. Restaurant loses thousands of dollars in business because of Folly Beach power outageRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 18 | WMBF

    Officials from SCE&G said the outage impacted about 2500 people. Included in that count is Lolo's, a restaurant on Folly Road that sits just feet away from where the lightning hit.

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  13. Charleston investigators announce arrest in West Ashley double fatal shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 18 | WMBF

    Charleston police have announced an arrest in a shooting that took the lives of two teenagers in West Ashley. Two young men were shot dead Sunday night at the Ashley Oaks complex off Ashley Hall Plantation Road.

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  14. Katie Arrington to speak in Beaufort County WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 18 | WMBF

    This will be the first time Arrington has been to the area since being hospitalized after a deadly car crash last month. Arrington and her friend, Jacqueline Goff, were heading to Hilton Head when a car traveling the wrong way on Highway 17 struck their vehicle.

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  15. Company launching $340 million solar project in Darlington CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 17 | WMBF

    A Charleston based company, Southern Current, will invest $340 million dollars to launch a major solar project in Darlington County, the South Carolina Department of Commerce announced Monday. The Southern Current company is a solar energy installer business specializing in producing clean and economical energy.

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  16. Fire station in W. Ashley subdivision nears opening date after months of delaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 17 | WMBF

    A fire station inside a West Ashley neighborhood is getting closer to an opening date after a number of small issues have delayed firefighters from moving into the building. There are some punch list items left before the station opens which include a few electrical issues and a plumbing issue, according to city spokesman Jack O'Toole.

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  17. Police investigating armed robbery at N. Charleston gas stationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 16 | WMBF

    Officers responded to the scene just before 9:30 p.m. in the 8100 block of Rivers Avenue, according to the incident report. The victim told police in the incident report that a man wearing a red bandanna over his face came into the store portion of the gas station and pulled a pistol, the report stated.

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  18. South Carolina spent $782,000 in pothole payouts from April through JuneRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 16 | WMBF

    The South Carolina Insurance Reserve Fund paid out $782,794.81 to government agencies from April 1 through June for claims related to potholes, according to public records. The IRF listed more than 115 payouts that involved the South Carolina Department of Transportation because of claims described as "States-Highways - Manhole, Pothole, Drain."

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  19. Dangerous bacteria levels found in Charleston-area swimming areasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | WMBF

    The Department of Health and Environmental Control is investigating some Charleston area water systems after high levels of fecal bacteria were found in swimming spots. Shem Creek, Ellis Creek, and the Ashley River near Brittlebank Park showed high levels of fecal matter found in the water and it's recommended you stay out of it, according to the Charleston Waterkeepers latest Water Report.

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  20. Police: Driver in crash that killed child told father he was 'high', killed someoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 13 | WMBF

    A Charleston police officer overheard the man who police say killed an 11-year-old Danish girl in downtown Charleston Monday night telling his father over the phone that he got high and killed someone, according to supplemental reports released Friday. Jeffrey Wakefield, 30, was speaking with his father on the phone while he was in a patrol car when the officer said he heard Wakefield say it, the report stated.

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