Local News
Keeping Students Healthy During the New School Year

It's time to head back to class, but have you looked into some of the vaccinations your student will need before they hit the books?

New Online Program Will Train ‘Farmers of Tomorrow’

A Lowcountry farm is teaming up with an artist and a school to provide training for future farmers.

Carriage Operator Drops Lawsuit Against Animal Advocacy Groups

Charleston Carriage Works is dropping their lawsuit against several local animal advocate groups.

Santee Cooper Expected to Raise Utility Rates

Bad news for Santee Cooper customers -- the utility provider is expected to raise rates to pay for that failed nuclear plant.

A Meowgical Day at Pounce Cat Cafe and Wine Bar

Pounce Cat Cafe is the purrrfect way to spend time with adorable and adoptable kittens in the Lowcountry.

Upstate Camp Helps Kids Impacted by Cancer Relate and Bond

A camp is now opening new doors for South Carolina families fighting cancer.

National News
Massachusetts man indicted on murder charges after women’s bodies found at home

A Massachusetts man suspected of killing three women whose remains were found at his Springfield home was indicted on multiple charges by a grand jury Thursday -- including first-degree murder, aggravated rape, and aggravated kidnapping.

Remains found at ‘extremist Muslim’ New Mexico compound ID’d as missing 3-year-old boy

A child’s remains located earlier this month at an “extremist Muslim” New Mexico compound were positively identified as Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, the missing 3-year-old son of one of the arrested suspects, health officials said Thursday.

Colorado dad likely killed pregnant wife, daughters at home, prosecutors reveal

The man accused of killing his pregnant wife and their two young daughters is thought to have committed the murder at the family’s Colorado residence, prosecutors said Thursday.

Mormon president: Don’t use ‘Mormon’ or ‘LDS’ as church name

The president of the Mormon church wants people to stop using "Mormon" or "LDS" as substitutes for the full name of the religion: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Pennsylvania bishops mostly silent on prosecutor’s challenge

Reeling from a landmark grand jury report on child sexual abuse, the leadership of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic Church is under pressure to support a change in state law to give those victims — now adults — a temporary opportunity to file lawsuits on decades-old abuse claims.

Duke University to leave empty space where Robert E. Lee statue stood

The space where a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee once stood outside Duke University's famous chapel will remain permanently empty, the university's president announced Thursday.

World News
Thieves smashed ambulance window, stole equipment during emergency call

A team of thieves smashed the window of an ambulance and made off with several pieces of lifesaving equipment -- all while emergency workers were responding to a call, British authorities said Thursday.

4 planes make emergency landings in South America over bomb threats: reports

Multiple planes were forced to make emergency landings in two countries on Thursday following a string of bomb threats, reports said.

Vatican in ‘shame and sorrow’ over abuses in Pennsylvania

The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" Thursday over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses in that state, calling the abuse "criminally and morally reprehensible" and says Pope Francis wants to eradicate "this tragic horror."

Vatican responds to Pennsylvania priest abuse scandal with ‘shame and sorrow’

The Vatican responded Thursday to the report of hundreds of Pennsylvania priests abusing children, saying in a statement: "There are two words that can express the feelings faced with these horrible crimes: shame and sorrow."

‘Dr. Bumbum,’ prominent plastic surgeon, charged with murder after buttock enhancement patient dies

A prominent Brazilian plastic surgeon known as “Dr. Bumbum” was reportedly charged this week with murder after one of his buttock enhancement patients became ill and died.

Brazil’s Temer backs other party’s presidential candidate

Brazilian President Michel Temer is endorsing another party's candidate as well as his own in October's presidential election.