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Eliza Reaches $1.8 Fundraising Goal

wltx.com — Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Eliza O'Neill, the little Columbia girl battling a rare disease, has reached her fundraising goal of $1.8 million. An update on her "Go Fund Me" page that was set up states that she has raised just over that total.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @wirtzbergerwltx: It's a great Friday! The O'Neill family raised $1.8 Million dollars in just over one year. #savingeliza wltx.com/story/news/loc…

Nov 21, 2014

It's a great Friday! The O'Neill family raised $1.8 Million dollars in just over one year. #savingeliza wltx.com/story/news/loc…

Son Cited in Crash That Killed 5 Family Members

wltx.com — Michael and Trudi Hardman had always talked about taking their six children to Disney World, and just a week before Thanksgiving, it seemed their "dream trip" was to be a reality. But just a little more than three hours after they took to the road Wednesday night, their SUV veered off a highway and rolled over in Louisiana, killing them and three of the kids.

Woman Charged After Crashing SUV Into Restaurant

wltx.com — SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - Police in Spartanburg say a woman is facing charges after she drove her SUV into the front of a fast-food restaurant and injured a 5-year-old girl. The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reports ( http://bit.ly/1tnvyuT) 26-year-old Amanda Pruitt Murphy is charged with child endangerment and driving under the influence.

Bill Cosby's Florence Performance Postponed 'Indefinitely'

wltx.com — Ticket refunds are available at the original point of purchase;Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster by phone 1-800-745-3000 or at the Civic Center Box Office FLORENCE, S.C. -In the wake of allegations of sexual assault against comedian Bill Cosby, the Florence County Civic Center has decided to "indefinitely" postpone his appearance scheduled for February.

Postal Service Directions for Letters to Santa

wltx.com — The Postal Service can help you prove Santa's real with a reply to your child's letter to Santa - complete with a North Pole postmark. NORTH POLE -- The Postal Service can help you prove Santa's real with a reply to your child's letter to Santa - complete with a North Pole postmark.

2 Innocent Men Freed After 39 Years in Prison

wltx.com — CLEVELAND, OH - After 39 years behind bars for a 1975 murder they didn't commit, two men were released from prison Friday. Ricky Jackson, 57, and Wiley Bridgeman, 60, were both released at separate court hearings Friday.

Scaffolding Accident Injures 2 at Sumter Mall

wltx.com — Sumter, SC (WLTX) - Two men working on the Sumter Mall were injured in a scaffolding accident late Friday afternoon, emergency officials confirm. The men were there as part of a renovation project for the business. At this point, it's unclear if the scaffolding itself collapsed or the men fell off the temporary structure.

Amazon Unveils its Black Friday Plans

wltx.com — As more and more companies continue to move their Black Friday sales earlier into Thanksgiving Thursday, Amazon has taken a different approach. The online retailer announced it would begin offering their holiday shopping season discounts a full week earlier than the traditional Black Friday, with offers starting November 21st.

Rescued Sea Turtle Flown to New Home

wltx.com — San Diego, CA (WLTX/KFBM) -- A sea turtle that received rehab at the SC Aquarium in Charleston is now at it's new home at the Birch Aquarium in San Diego, California. The 80 pound turtle received care at the SC Aquarium after it was found injured in New Jersey in September of last year.

Media Magnet Students Produce Live Morning Newscasts

wltx.com — Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Students at Seven Oaks Elementary are getting a jumpstart on their possible careers in television news. The magnet school chose a media theme, turning a computer room into a production studio featuring state-of-the-art video equipment.

2 Arrested in Killing of Columbia Mother

wltx.com — Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police have arrested two people in connection with the killing of a Columbia woman in October. Officers say Charlie Kennedy III and Jashawn Livington were taken into custody and are both charged with murder.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @WLTX: Two people arrested in drive-by shooting death of Columbia Mother| on.wltx.com/1yy6Nk1 #SCNews #SCTweets

Amy's Friday Forecast

wltx.com — Meteorologist Amy Aaronson is in with your forecast for the weekend.
Nov 21, 2014

Friday Forecast: This weekend starts of cool & dry and ends wet and warm wltx.com/videos/weather… #scwx

Mother Hopes "Milli's Law" Changes State Laws

wltx.com — The goal, she said, is to change the part of South Carolina law that doesn't make breathalyzer tests mandatory for anyone involved in a boating accident. Manning, SC (WLTX) -- A heart-broken mother who had her daughter ripped away from her after a jet-ski accident over the summer is now trying to change some of the state's laws.

"One Day I Hope to be a Naturalized Citizen"

wltx.com — Under Obama's executive action, up to five million immigrants can apply for a work permit if they can pass a background check, register with the government and establish that they are eligible for relief. Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Of the 11 million illegal immigrants in our country, about 220,000 of them live in the Palmetto State.

Graco Recalls 4.7M Strollers Over Amputation Danger

wltx.com — WASHINGTON -- Graco is recalling 11 models of baby strollers, citing a finger tip amputation hazard. The recall impacts more than 4.7 million Graco and Century branded strollers sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico. It was issued after Graco received 11 reports of finger injuries including six reports of fingertip amputation, four reports of partial-fingertip amputation and one finger laceration.

UPDATE: Lexington County to Issue Gay Marriage Licenses

wltx.com — Lexington County, SC (WLTX) - Lexington County's probate court now says they will issue same-sex marriages, reversing a stance they took earlier in the day. The court says they will issue the licenses because there is currently not a pending appeal before the United States Supreme Court.
Nov 20, 2014

Update: Lexington County, SC to Issue Marriage Licenses to Same-Sex Couples - wltx.com/story/news/loc…

Nov 20, 2014

RT @WLTX: UPDATE: Lexington County to issue gay marriage licenses | on.wltx.com/1yXzVBd

Full Text: President Obama's Immigration Speech

wltx.com — President Obama's remarks to the nation, as prepared for delivery, on his plan to protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. President Obama's remarks to the nation, as prepared for delivery, on his plan to protect 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. My fellow Americans, tonight, I'd like to talk with you about immigration.

Report Looks at Midlands Economic Outlook

wltx.com — This is the first year Engenuity SC has released this report. Columbia, SC (WLTX)- Business leaders gathered to learn more about the midlands competitiveness report Thursday afternoon. "You get to see not only where Columbia is falling behind but also where we are doing well," said Meghan Hughes Hickman, Executive Director for Engenuity SC.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @ColaSCChamber: .@WLTX was on hand at today's Midday Connections event with @EngenuitySC. Watch their report on the evening news! on.wltx.com/1uFV0zt

Explosion in Lexington County; 2 Injured

wltx.com — Batesburg-Leesville, SC (WLTX) - An explosion at a Batesburg-Leesville plant Thursday morning has injured two people, fire officials confirm. The explosion happened around 9 a.m. at Metro Utilities, a construction company on Caney Branch Road. According to Chief Jay Hendrix with the Batesburg-Leesville Fire Department, the blast happened in a small building at the site that houses explosives.