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Gamecock Win Marks Best Start in Program History — The Gamecocks coasted past Central Michigan 80-45 on Saturday. MINNEAPOLIS - No. 1/1 South Carolina used a pair of runs in the first half and a pair of double-doubles to power past Central Michigan 80-45 Saturday afternoon in the Subway Classic at University of Minnesota's Williams Arena.

1 Dead, 1 Injured in Columbia House Fire — Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The Columbia Fire Department says one person is dead following an overnight house fire. Firefighters responded to the 300 block of Penrose drive at approximately 12:20 a.m. Saturday. Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins says four people were inside the home when the fire started.

Sumter Mom's Lullaby Video Goes Viral — Now that video has gone viral with more than 20 million views and offers and fans are contacting her from all over the world. Sumter, SC (WLTX) - Sumter mom Kimberly Henderson's, one- year- old daughter couldn't sleep, so she took her to the kitchen to sing her a lullaby.

Police Not Extraditing Some Accused Felons Back To SC — The data confirms police agencies will travel the country to get homicide suspects or other violent crimes. Columbia, SC (WLTX) - When the Lexington County Sheriff's Department extradited Timothy Jones from Mississippi to South Carolina, the allegations against him were extreme.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @WLTX: Police Not Extraditing Some Accused Felons Back To SC |

Metts name may soon be gone from sheriff's office — LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) - The Lexington County Council plans to discuss removing the name of indicted former Sheriff James Metts from the county's law enforcement building. Some council members want to vote on the change as soon as January.

Deputies Negotiating with Man in Home — Newberry County, SC (WLTX) - Newberry County deputies are negotiating with a suspect who they say is holed up inside a home with a child inside. Officers say the man is inside a residence on Highway 395 near the Saluda County line. According to deputies, the suspect is from Colorado and is wanted for auto theft and probation.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @WLTX: #DEVELOPING: Deputies negotiating with man holed up in home; child may be inside |

Dec 19, 2014

Breaking: Deputies Negotiating with Man in Home. Child may be inside. via @WLTX

Clemson is Claiming Santa Claus As An Alumnus — Did you know Santa Claus went to Clemson? Yep, class of 1896! Here is a letter that Clemson is sending to its recruits. Apparently Santa Claus is a tiger. "Hey new recruits! Clemson here. Just wanted to check in with you during this Christmas season. Did you know Santa Claus went to Clemson?

Eddie Moe: "He Was Loved by Everyone" — This weekend the South Carolina State University and the Orangeburg community is mourning the loss of one of their own. Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - This week, the South Carolina State University and the Orangeburg community is mourning the loss of one of their own.

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Trooper: Fatal Wreck in Orangeburg — According to the highway patrol's website, the collision happened a little after 5 p.m. on Magnolia Street and US 178.

Benedict Hires New Football Coach — Benedict College announced their new football coach on Thursday. Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- The Benedict College Tigers announced a new addition to their football program on Thursday. James "Mike" White will take over as head coach of the team. White comes from Albany State where he spent 15 years.

Officers: Grandmother Charged in Toddler's Death — Pickens County, SC (WLTX) - A grandmother in the Upstate is being accused of giving a toddler a lethal dose of oxycodone in the child's sippy cup. WSPA-TV reports PIckens County deputies have charged 43-year-old Angela Denise Brewer with murder/homicide by child abuse.

USC's Lorenzo Ward: 'Help is on the Way' — COLUMBIA - Lorenzo Ward remains cool, calm and collected even though there appears to be storm clouds of potential change raining around him. The University of South Carolina defensive coordinator has been on the road recruiting while there has speculation on whether Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier will hire someone to replace him and other assistant coaches on the staff.

Vista: Hot Spot for New Businesses — If you've driven down Gervais Street in Columbia, chances are you've seen a lot of construction. Columbia, SC (WLTX) - If you've driven down Gervais Street in Columbia, chances are you've seen a lot of construction. "There has been a lot of development going on in the city, especially in the Vista," said Councilman Brian Dequincey Newman.
Dec 18, 2014

Really excited about the new restaurants coming to the Vista @vistaguild-love more options!Great job to all involved.…

Man Fakes Heart Attack to Steal Barbie Car — LAKE WALES, Fla. -- Two men were arrested after they used a medical diversion to steal from a Walmart in Central Florida. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office, Tarus Scott and Genard Dupree teamed up Tuesday to steal expensive toys, including a motorized Barbie car, a Barbie Glam vacation house and a Leap Frog tablet.

New Charges, New Suspects in Teen Sex Assault Case — Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies say an investigation into a sexual assault case has expanded, leading to new suspects being identified and new charges. Back in October, officers arrested 43-year-old Michael Collum and said that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl. Sheriff Leon Lott says the assaults took place over a two-year period.

The 12 Huge Deals of Free Shipping Day — Columbia, SC (WLTX)- In my continued search to save you time and money, today's it's not just about free shipping! National Free Shipping Day gives you a chance to score free expedited shipping with guaranteed Christmas delivery, with no order minimum. This year, on top of the free shipping, retailers have launched some superb incentives which I've outlined below.

Man Found Dead at Construction Site Identified — Irmo, SC (WLTX) - The Lexington County Coroner's office has identified the person found dead at a construction site at Irmo High School Wednesday. Coroner Margaret Fisher says the deceased is 53-year-old Antonio Millner of Hopkins. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday to determine how he died.
Dec 18, 2014

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Deputies: Woman Had Stolen Car Crushed for Cash — Sumter, SC (WLTX) - Sumter County deputies have arrested a woman they say took a stolen car to a business and had it crushed for money. Officers charged 22-year-old Temekia Warren with receiving stolen goods and falsifying information on application, form or affidavit.