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South Carolina couple struck by lightning in front of their children in Florida

SANIBEL, Fla. (WBTW) — A South Carolina couple was struck by lightning in front of their two kids while vacationing in Florida, according to reports. Brent and Kristen Jerome were vacationing in Florida when both of them were struck by lightning, according to a blog post Downtown Church in Columbia. Both remain in ICU in a Fort Myers hospital, according to the church.
Public HealthSpartanburg Herald-Journal

South Carolina has verified 70 delta variant cases, but it's likely in the thousands.

South Carolina has confirmed very few delta COVID variant cases, 70 in the past month, even as the variant likely accounts for the bulk of more than 15,000 cases in that time. The screening for the delta variant is limited and it is unlikely South Carolina will know how many positive tests get additional screening, because knowing whether a person has a variant does not change treatment or public health prevention recommendations, according to Dr. Brannon Traxler, the state’s public health director.
WildlifeThe State

These are the worst invasive species taking over in South Carolina

Invasive species can be native or exotic, plant or animal, but the common thread is their propensity to spread out of control at the expense of other organisms in the ecosystem. South Carolina has a number of these creatures on its radar, but a few stand out as especially concerning.

Masks up for South Carolina? Here's where the state stands with latest CDC update

SOUTH CAROLINA (WPDE) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced new recommendations that vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U.S. where the coronavirus cases are surging. Scientists cited new information about the ability of the Delta variant to spread among vaccinated people. The...
Dorchester County, SClive5news.com

Coroner identifies prison guard found dead at Lieber Correctional

RIDGEVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office has identified the Lieber Correctional Institution guard found dead one week ago. Rick Jason Mitchell, 62, of Charleston, was found dead on July 19 at 6:20 p.m., according to Coroner Paul Brouthers. Mitchell was a contract employee with Allied Universal and...
Columbia, SC6abc

South Carolina man convicted of killing NJ woman who mistook his car for Uber

COLUMBIA, South Carolina -- A South Carolina man was convicted Tuesday of the 2019 abduction and murder of a 21-year-old college student who mistook his car for her Uber ride. The jury took a little more than an hour to find Nathaniel Rowland guilty of the charges in the death of Samantha Josephson of Robbinsville, New Jersey. He was arrested the day after the University of South Carolina student disappeared from Columbia's Five Points entertainment district in March 2019.
Orangeburg County, SClive5news.com

2 killed in Orangeburg County single-vehicle crash

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol says two people died Sunday night in a crash along Highway 21. The crash happened at approximately 8 p.m. near Widgeon Road, Lance Cpl. Nick Pye said. Troopers say a 2014 Ford Sedan was traveling north on Highway 21 when...
North Charleston, SClive5news.com

Coroner identifies shooting victim found after crash near Bosch plant

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Coroner’s Office identified the North Charleston man who crashed his vehicle after being shot. Jose Silverio Sanchez Lopez, 65, was shot in the vicinity of Dorchester Road and Patriot Boulevard at approximately 9:25 p.m. on July 19, Coroner Paul Brouthers said. Lopez was found in the parking lot at the Robert Bosch plant after his vehicle crashed into a concrete fixture there.
Orangeburg County, SCabcnews4.com

SCHP: 2 dead after Orangeburg County wreck Sunday night

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) — Two people are dead after a crash in Orangeburg County on Sunday night. According to South Carolina Highway Patrol (SCHP), a sedan was traveling along U.S. 21 near Widgeon Road when it left the highway, struck an embankment and hit a tree. Officials said the...
Elloree, SCTimes and Democrat

Body found following vehicle fire in Elloree

ELLOREE – The Elloree Police Department is trying to determine the identity of a person found after a vehicle fire early Monday morning on Browning Street. “This case is under investigation right now,” Assistant Police Chief Earl Kinley said. According to an Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a woman...