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Family Hears Son's Heartbeat in Another Man's Chest — ROCHESTER, Minn. - Throughout life, we all wait for something or someone. Tom Meeks spent three years waiting for a heart transplant. Back in April of 2011, the Vietnam Veteran was diagnosed with a rare heart disease called amyloidosis.

Michelin Leader Calls SC Roads a 'Disgrace' — COLUMBIA - The chairman of Michelin North America believes South Carolina's roads are a "disgrace" and is asking state leaders to find a way to fix them. Pete Selleck, president and chairman of the Greenville-based Michelin North America, spoke of his observations last week during his company's recruiting trip to the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business.

Black Friday 2014: Store Deal Maps — The key to getting the best deal in-store Black Friday is knowing exactly where it will be inside a store. Before that rush aimlessly runs through the open doors of a retailer on Black Friday, we have the only hand-drawn deal maps in the country to steer you toward the biggest sales.
Nov 25, 2014

I hesitate to retweet this, @LeesaBenggio :) RT @rodell19: Black Friday 2014: Store Deal Maps via @WLTX

Customer: Furniture Store 'Cheated Me Out of My Money' — After getting several calls on our 'On Your Side' line, we went to find out what we could do. News19 found out they've been ordered to back back thousands to upset customers. Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- Nearly a dozen people have filed lawsuits against a Midlands furniture store accused of not delivering the goods.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @WLTX: Customer: furniture store 'cheated me out of my money' |

Storm to Slow Thanksgiving Travel — Rain will impact the Midlands Tuesday through early Wednesday and then snow and rain will slow travel in the Northeast Wednesday. Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- A storm will cause major travel headaches for the entire East Coast on Thanksgiving Eve.

USC Students hold vigil after Grand Jury Decision — The USC NAACP chapter held a prayer vigil for the family of Michael Brown following the grand jury decision.
Nov 25, 2014

Columbia cries out to Furgeson: USC Students Hold Vigil Following Grand Jury Decision…

USC Students Hold Vigil Following Grand Jury Decision — The USC NAACP chapter held a prayer vigil for the family of Michael Brown following the grand jury decision. Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The University of South Carolina NAACP chapter held a prayer vigil Monday night for the family of Michael Brown following the Ferguson grand jury decision.
Nov 25, 2014

ICYMI: USC Students Hold Vigil Following Grand Jury Decision

Nov 25, 2014

.@NAACP_UofSC @WLTX: A calm prayer vigil was held late Monday night on #UofSC campus following the #Ferguson

Nov 25, 2014

RT @WLTX: A calm prayer vigil was held late Monday night on #UofSC campus following the #Ferguson

Orangeburg Man Murdered in Home While Neighbors Sleep — According to a release from the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Department, the man had "extensive injuries." Officials say they're waiting until the man's family is notified before they identify him. While asleep in their beds, neighbors around 120 Tyler Road in Orangeburg were unaware that the 75-year-old man who lived inside was in danger.

Reports: Ferguson Grand Jury Has Made Decision — A St. Louis County grand jury has completed deliberations in the case of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in August touched off weeks of sometimes violent protests, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Deputies Search for Missing 15-Year-Old Girl — Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies are searching for a missing teen. Jessica Angel Albert, 15, was last seen at her home on Casterton Drive East at 12:30 a.m. Monday. Sheriff Leon Lott says her family is concerned for her safety, because Albert has health issues which place her at risk.

Woman Claims Officer Offered to Fix Ticket for Sex — WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A city parking enforcement officer has been arrested and suspended without pay after police said he offered to "fix" a parking ticket in exchange for sexual favors. Mario Carpenito Jr., 61, of Thornwood, was arrested Friday after an investigation. He's charged with third-degree receiving a bribery, a felony, and official misconduct, a misdemeanor.

AP: Hagel Resigning as Defense Secretary — WASHINGTON (AP) - Administration sources say that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning from President Barack Obama's Cabinet. Hagel, a former Republican senator, has served as Pentagon chief since early 2013. Obama is expected to announce the resignation Monday. The official insisted on anonymity because this person was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly ahead of Obama's official announcement.

75-Year-Old Man Killed at Home — Orangeburg, SC (WLTX) - Orangeburg County deputies say they're investigating the death of a 75-year-old man as a homicide. Officers say around 8:30 a.m. Monady, the body of the victim was found in his home on Tyler Road. Officers have not said yet how he died, but reported that he had "extensive injuries."

Former Football Players Visit Hospital — It's just a couple days until the big game between USC and Clemson, but some former Gamecocks and Tigers put aside their rivalry to cheer up patients at a Columbia hospital. "Can't really go anywhere, it's kind of sad. The only people you have here is your family and the nurses," Tiffany Jones said.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @WLTX: Football Rivals Team Up To Spread Cheer to Patients in Hospital| #SCNews #SCTweets

Nov 24, 2014

RT @WLTX: Football Rivals Team Up To Spread Cheer to Patients in Hospital| #SCNews #SCTweets

After 53 Years, Mother Confesses: 'I Killed That Baby' — A mother's confession about a child's death a half-century ago is finally giving a Battle Creek woman and her brothers some peace. But Janice Summerfield's acknowledgment that she was responsible for the death of her infant son in 1961 leaves his surviving siblings wondering if she also killed their twin sisters years later.

USC Women's Basketball Ranked #1 for 1st Time Ever — South Carolina takes over as the new No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time in school history. The Gamecocks received 21 first-place votes Monday edging Notre Dame for the top spot.

PHOTOS: Greatest Catch in Football History? — East Rutherford, NJ (WLTX) - Was a grab made Sunday night in the Giants-Cowboys game THE greatest NFL catch ever? If social media is to be believed, it just might be. People are running out of words to describe it, but here's the simple summary,.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @WLTX: It's the Catch Everyone is Talking About This Morning; The Giants Vs. The Cowboys|

Police: Attempted Sex Assault Near Downtown Columbia — Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police are searching for a suspect who they say tried to sexually assault a woman Sunday afternoon. A bulletin released by the University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Safety says the incident happened at 1:45 p.m. near the intersection of Lady and Pickens Street.

About WLTX | Columbia SC | — On Tuesday, September 1, 1953, WNOK-TV, Channel 67 signed on the air as a CBS/Dumont affiliate with studios located in the old Jefferson Hotel in downtown Columbia. This was the Golden Age of television as viewers tuned into programs like Art Linkletter's House Party, The Arthur Godfrey Show, The Red Skelton Show, and of course, I Love Lucy.
Nov 23, 2014

RT @ChristineWLTX: WLTX has a great radar to track rain in your area. Zoom in & out & put it in motion. #WLTX #SCwx