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  1. Judge rejects plea deal for James MettsRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 3, 2014 | FOX Carolina

    Former Lexington County Sheriff James Metts will get three years probation and no jail time as part of a plea agreement released on Tuesday morning. Some of the community members Metts served for the past 42 years are expressing outrage after hearing details of the agreement.


  2. Wal-Mart to give $75,000 to SC food banksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | FOX Carolina

    A food bank is getting a $75,000 donation that it says will help them feed people in 20 South Carolina counties.


  3. West Columbia police officer called hero after saving man from jumping off bridgeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 5 | FOX Carolina

    West Columbia police officer Will Norris was working a vandalism case on Meeting Street on a Saturday in November when something more pressing suddenly came up. A cabbie notified the four-year veteran of the department that there was a man on the bridge looking to jump.


  4. SC Criminal Justice Academy instructor explains neck restraint tacticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 2 | FOX Carolina

    Protests and marches broke out in New York and across the county after a Staten Island grand jury didn't indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner. And now, restraining tactics Pantaleo used are being questioned by protesters and the U.S. Justice Department."


  5. SC employers seek help after insurance co-op goes underRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 30 | FOX Carolina

    Hundreds of small businesses who offered health insurance to employees through the South Carolina Health Cooperative are scrambling to find new insurers after the company was taken over by the state. According to the South Carolina Department of Insurance, the state filed plans to rehabilitate the cooperative due to its financial issues.


  6. Winter Weather Awareness week starts in SCRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 29 | FOX Carolina

    Emergency officials are joining with the National Weather Service to give tips, warnings and advice about how to handle the occasional snow and ice storms that can hit South Carolina. While the state avoids winter weather some years, an ice storm hammered western and southern parts of South Carolina last February.


  7. SC prison system to offer video visitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | FOX Carolina

    South Carolina's prison system will soon allow inmates to conduct video visits with family members, in hopes of cutting down on repeat offenders. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that the pilot program will allow inmates at the Broad River and Graham correctional institutions to visit with family members over a video link with the Coastal Pre-Release Center in Charleston.


  8. Former Memphis mayor remembers the late Marion BarryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 21 | FOX Carolina

    Ask old friends about Marion Barry and you'll hear many different descriptions, everything from a beloved D.C. mayor to a fighter for civil rights. Barry, who grew up in Memphis, graduating from Booker T. Washington High School and earning his degree from LeMoyne Owen College, died Sunday at the age of 78. "Marion Barry had that extraordinary human touch for people, especially the down trodden, and he was a strong leader," said Herenton.


  9. Family works to raise $1.8M for SC girl with rare diseaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 | FOX Carolina

    A little girl in South Carolina with a rare disease is living life in a quarantine while her family is fighting to raise almost $2 million along the way. Eliza O'Neill, 5, has Sanfilippo syndrome, causing her family to live in quarantine for several months in Columbia in an effort to save her life.


  10. SC releases list of most, least giving charitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | FOX Carolina

    Numerous charities in South Carolina purport to give back to good causes. And every year, the Secretary of State's Office releases its financial review of the groups giving a lot and giving little.


  11. SC to ask Supreme Court to block gay marriagesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2014 | FOX Carolina

    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson says he will go to the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent same-sex marriages from beginning in the state on Thursday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday denied Wilson's request to put on hold a judge's order allowing the marriages.


  12. Same-sex marriage could impact SC's economyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | FOX Carolina

    Even though courts are still debating South Carolina's same-sex marriage ban, some are already anticipating a wave of business from weddings and receptions. Some business owners say they believe same-sex marriage in the state is inevitable and with the average wedding in South Carolina costing as much as $30,000, they say there's a lot of money to be made.


  13. South Carolina man sentenced in 1992 DC slayingRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | FOX Carolina

    A South Carolina man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the 1992 shooting death of a man in Washington has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Forty-year-old Lamont Terry of Columbia, South Carolina, was sentenced Friday D.C. Superior Court in the shooting death of 27-year-old Chet Matthews.


  14. Feeding the homeless: Act of charity or a crime?Read the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | FOX Carolina

    To Arnold Abbott, feeding the homeless in a public park in South Florida was an act of charity. To the city of Fort Lauderdale, the 90-year-old man in white chef's apron serving up gourmet-styled meals was committing a crime.


  15. Flurry of documents filed in SC gay marriage casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | FOX Carolina

    Although no hearings have yet been set, a flurry of documents continue to be filed in federal cases brought by gay couples asking to be married in South Carolina or seeking to have the state recognize their marriages performed out-of-state. In Charleston, a gay couple wants to be married.


  16. An image from video of the October 17 fight.Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2014 | FOX Carolina

    Camden High and Dreher High School's football teams have been reinstated for the upcoming postseason following a vote in favor by the South Carolina High School league. The vote comes after the league initially voted to keep a postseason ban in place for Camden and Dreher High School following an Oct. 17 fight between the two teams after a game.


  17. Camden High reinstated to high school playoffsRead the original story

    Nov 2, 2014 | FOX Carolina

    Camden High School's football team has been reinstated for the upcoming postseason following a 4-1 vote in favor by the South Carolina High School League. The vote comes after the league initially voted to keep a postseason ban in place for Camden and Dreher High School following an Oct. 17 fight between the two teams after a game.


  18. November snow surprises SoutheastRead the original story

    Nov 1, 2014 | FOX Carolina

    A surprise snow swept across parts of Tennessee, Georgia and South Carolina on Saturday, falling on pumpkins and power lines. It was the earliest snow on record in the Columbia area by eight days, according to the National Weather Service.


  19. Camden, Dreher players charged with assault following fight after game, SCHSL appeals deniedRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2014 | FOX Carolina

    The Camden Police Department has issued two arrest warrants stemming from an incident that occurred after the Dreher High School vs. Camden High School football game on October 17th. Using video enhancement software, the Camden Police Department was able to identify the parties involved in two separate incidents consisting of assaults on school officials.


  20. Woman: SC DMV wouldn't let me take wife's nameRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 24, 2014 | FOX Carolina

    Julie McEldowney says she legally changed her name with the Social Security Administration after marrying her wife in the District of Columbia earlier this year. But the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles has rejected applications to have her married name on her driver's license.


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