Local News
kidjoy Local Company Wants to Bring Joy to Kids Separated from Family this Holiday Season

A local woman and her co-workers are on a mission to give thousands of children the Christmas of their dreams.

roof Opening Statements Underway in Dylann Roof Trial

Jury selection and opening statements are set for Wednesday in Dylann Roof's federal death penalty trial.

rashee-hodges Arrest Made in Rashee Hodges Hit and Run

A judge has set a bond at $75,000 for a woman charged in a hit and run which killed a Benedict College basketball player from Colleton County.

eric-sykes New Laptops for Stall Students

Two Stall High School students support themselves by working 6 hours a day on top of a full school load. Now a Lowcountry teacher is reaching out for help.

packets-for-priz Packets for Prisoners Project

Volunteers in the midlands are doing what they can to make sure inmates in the state have a gift this holiday season.

train-derailment Train Heading for Charleston Derails in Upstate

A train carrying luxury cars headed for Charleston derailed in Fairfield County on Sunday.

National News
gifts Christmas gifts for underprivileged kids stolen from church

Police in Connecticut are investigating the theft of dozens of toys collected for underprivileged children from a Watertown church.

high-school-stabbing-scene-127 Campus police officer shoots student who reportedly stabbed classmate at Nevada high school

A student at a high school in Reno, Nev., stabbed a classmate before a campus police officer shot the knife-wielding teen Wednesday, a witness told the Reno Gazette-Journal.

glendale-walmart-127 2 men shot and injured at Arizona Walmart

Two people were shot at an Arizona Walmart on Wednesday and police said they believe the attack was targeted, AZCentral reported, adding that the shooters were on the loose.

694940094001_5232142304001_1202216-storyful-fire-1280 2 charged with aggravated arson in Tennessee wildfires

Two people were charged Wednesday with aggravated arson in connection to the deadly wildfires in the Gatlinburg region, The Tennessean reported.

696de870af8f440c830293d59cc6510e Aimless pizza shop gunman latched onto internet, religion

Before he was charged with firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant, where he had been drawn by an online hoax, Edgar Maddison Welch was known as a well-meaning father of two girls.

dismantling-marijuana_suar Colorado plans crackdown on home pot growers

Hoping to preserve its marijuana law under the next president, Colorado is planning a slate of legislation designed to crack down on pot that is grown legally but then sold on the black market.

World News
eef5bee9f59349ae8bb4b259b968bd42 AP Explains: What next after the downfall of IS in Sirte?

The Islamic State group this week lost the city of Sirte, its only foothold in Libya, essentially ending its ambition to expand its self-styled "caliphate" into the North African nation, at least for now.

400a9a3c12f7403c8ffe68e26d8363c1 Venezuela unveils 6 new bills amid galloping inflation

Venezuela has unveiled six new bills set to go into circulation next week.

970ea88ca8b045c09f33493229dc582e In West Bank, Fatah vote shows politics an old man’s game

The recent conference of the ruling Fatah party sent a disheartening message to young Palestinians: Most of those elected to top positions were in their 60s and 70s, signaling that politics under octogenarian President Mahmoud Abbas is an old man's game and that it is unlikely that fresh ideas on winning statehood will emerge from this group of veteran loyalists.

ss5 Pope Francis calls spreading fake news a sin

Pope Francis, who in the past has not shied away from offering his opinion about U.S. politics, said in an interview that “spreading disinformation” is probably “the greatest damage that the media can do.”

ap_590675989944 Danish police officer shot in the head dies, suspect jailed for 4 weeks

A 43-year-old dog squad officer who was shot in the head at close range outside a Copenhagen suburban police station has died, Danish authorities said Wednesday.

paris-pollution Paris takes cars off the streets as smog cloud covers the city

Officials trying to fight Paris’ worst winter pollution in a decade have banned many cars from the streets in a bid to clear the smog from the French capital.