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  • Greenworks to hold free composting classes

    Greenworks to hold free composting classes

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:58 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:58:30 GMT
    Dumpster Depot is offering a free Greenworks Composting Class on July 29th at the USCA Convocation Center.
    Dumpster Depot is offering a free Greenworks Composting Class on July 29th at the USCA Convocation Center.
  • Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant

    Augusta Canal National Heritage Area Receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:32:14 GMT
    Augusta Canal National Heritage Area receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant
    Augusta Canal National Heritage Area receives 2014 Park Stewards Grant
  • Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

    Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:32:37 GMT
    The owner of an allergy-testing laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of blood tests for food and environmental allergies.
    The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies.
  • Caught on Camera: Possible Gustnado Causes Damage in Burke County

    Caught on Camera: Possible Gustnado Causes Damage in Burke County

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:16:36 GMT

    Rare storm for the CSRA causes damage.

    Rare storm for the CSRA causes damage.

  • Women looking to sell positive pregnancy tests online

    Women looking to sell positive pregnancy tests online

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:13:36 GMT
    It's true that you can buy just about everything online.One Charleston woman is using her pregnancy for financial gain and she's not alone. Women around the country are posting ads on Craigslist for positive pregnancy tests.Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Houston have dozens of listings for as little as $1.00. The Charleston ad suggests a price of $40 for the positive test, but claims price is negotiable. Another woman in Myrtle Beach will sell it for half that price. News 2 sp...
    It's true that you can buy just about everything online.One Charleston woman is using her pregnancy for financial gain and she's not alone. Women around the country are posting ads on Craigslist for positive pregnancy tests.Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Houston have dozens of listings for as little as $1.00. The Charleston ad suggests a price of $40 for the positive test, but claims price is negotiable. Another woman in Myrtle Beach will sell it for half that price. News 2 sp...
  • Mayfly invasion so bad it triggers a car crash

    Mayfly invasion so bad it triggers a car crash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:00:30 GMT
    The La Crosse, Wisconsin office of the National Weather Service (NWS) reports this year's mayfly hatch on the Mississippi River was so prolific it created a bow echo on radar, similar to one that would be made by a significant rain storm. A NWS employee went out after his shift and captured some amazing images of the short-lived pests covering street lights, gas pumps, buildings, stairs -- nearly anything in their path.The mayfly hatch was a problem up and down the Mississippi. Police in the ...
    The La Crosse, Wisconsin office of the National Weather Service (NWS) reports this year's mayfly hatch on the Mississippi River was so prolific it created a bow echo on radar, similar to one that would be made by a significant rain storm. A NWS employee went out after his shift and captured some amazing images of the short-lived pests covering street lights, gas pumps, buildings, stairs -- nearly anything in their path.The mayfly hatch was a problem up and down the Mississippi. Police in the ...
  • Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand

    Rising sea level causes flooding along Grand Strand

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:16 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:16:08 GMT
    It appears South Carolina beaches are shrinking and flooding is becoming a growing concern.A report from the Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey predicts South Carolina's high tide will rise more than 4 feet over the next 40 years.The beach and the ocean have always been changing, but people along the Grand Strandare starting to find the effects more noticeable. Kerry Price is on vacationat Garden City Beach with his family. He said he is forced to move his stuff as far back as the dunes...
    It appears South Carolina beaches are shrinking and flooding is becoming a growing concern.A report from the Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey predicts South Carolina's high tide will rise more than 4 feet over the next 40 years.The beach and the ocean have always been changing, but people along the Grand Strandare starting to find the effects more noticeable. Kerry Price is on vacationat Garden City Beach with his family. He said he is forced to move his stuff as far back as the dunes...
  • Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

    Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

    Rising sea levels will mean extreme floods along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years with billions of dollars in property in danger according to new reports from a nonprofit group of scientists.
    Rising sea levels will mean extreme floods along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years with billions of dollars in property in danger according to new reports from a nonprofit group of scientists.
  • SC Earthquake Risk Among Highest on New Map

    SC Earthquake Risk Among Highest on New Map

    Friday, July 18 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-07-18 23:07:17 GMT
    A new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts SC among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk.
    A new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts SC among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk.
  • A health risk for women who have taken birth control pills

    A health risk for women who have taken birth control pills

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-07-18 14:49:53 GMT
    Combining energy drinks and alcohol may increase the desire to keep drinking. A study out of Australia followed 75 young adults. The ones who mixed alcohol with an energy drink wanted to drink more than those who had only alcohol. The researchers warn--the combination of energy drinks and alcohol could lead to more drunk driving and alcohol fueled violence. SOURCE - The Australian National University/MedDay/CBS Birth control Women who take hormonal birth control could be at greater risk of de...
    Combining energy drinks and alcohol may increase the desire to keep drinking. A study out of Australia followed 75 young adults. The ones who mixed alcohol with an energy drink wanted to drink more than those who had only alcohol. The researchers warn--the combination of energy drinks and alcohol could lead to more drunk driving and alcohol fueled violence. SOURCE - The Australian National University/MedDay/CBS Birth control Women who take hormonal birth control could be at greater risk of de...
  • Babies practice speech long before they can talk, study shows

    Babies practice speech long before they can talk, study shows

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:17:52 GMT
    If you're a parent of an infant, you probably can't wait to hear those first words. Usually, babies speak when they're about one year old. But new research says they're actually ready to speak much younger than you think.This new research says that babies are actually practicing in their brains how to say their first words way before they actually utter them.This study was done at the University of Washington. Researchers looked at how the brains of 57 babies processed languages. They found t...
    If you're a parent of an infant, you probably can't wait to hear those first words. Usually, babies speak when they're about one year old. But new research says they're actually ready to speak much younger than you think.This new research says that babies are actually practicing in their brains how to say their first words way before they actually utter them.This study was done at the University of Washington. Researchers looked at how the brains of 57 babies processed languages. They found t...
  • 'Miracle Baby' Survives Miscarriage, Abortion Pills

    'Miracle Baby' Survives Miscarriage, Abortion Pills

    Monday, July 14 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-14 16:33:24 GMT
    Megan is a happy and healthy 6-month old, despite surviving a miscarraige and abortion pills (Photo: Yahoo News/SWNS)Megan is a happy and healthy 6-month old, despite surviving a miscarraige and abortion pills (Photo: Yahoo News/SWNS)
    Michelle Hui’s world was turned upside down when she miscarried on her way to work.
    Michelle Hui’s world was turned upside down when she miscarried on her way to work.
  • Mom of 3 receives death threats after Tweeting Hobby Lobby photo

    Mom of 3 receives death threats after Tweeting Hobby Lobby photo

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:49:06 GMT
    Holly Fisher - TwitterHolly Fisher - Twitter
    A Southern mom of 3 young children has received death threats after she posted a photo on Twitter last week supporting the recent US Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision, Chick fil A and the pro-life movement. Holly Fisher, of West Virginia, happened to be in the Hobby Lobby parking lot and had just eaten at the adjacent Chick fil A in Barboursville last week when her husband took a photo of her wearing a pro-life t-shirt. The woman, from a town called Nitro, posted the photo on her Twitter a...
    A Southern mom of 3 young children has received death threats after she posted a photo on Twitter last week supporting the recent US Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision, Chick fil A and the pro-life movement. Holly Fisher, of West Virginia, happened to be in the Hobby Lobby parking lot and had just eaten at the adjacent Chick fil A in Barboursville last week when her husband took a photo of her wearing a pro-life t-shirt. The woman, from a town called Nitro, posted the photo on her Twitter a...
  • Don't use spray sunscreen on kids, says consumer group

    Don't use spray sunscreen on kids, says consumer group

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:05:40 GMT
    Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed. The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports.
    Consumer Reports is advising that spray sunscreens not be used on or near children until an FDA study is completed. The FDA announced in June that it was investigating the possible risks of spray sunscreen, according to Consumer Reports.
  • Aiken Technical College Launches Two Fully Online Associate Degree Programs

    Aiken Technical College Launches Two Fully Online Associate Degree Programs

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:00:23 GMT
    Aiken Technical College ATC Logo graphicAiken Technical College ATC Logo graphic
    Aiken Technical College will launch its first two fully online degree programs this fall, making it possible and convenient for students near and far to earn an associate’s degree entirely online, without having to attend classes in-person.
    Aiken Technical College will launch its first two fully online degree programs this fall, making it possible and convenient for students near and far to earn an associate’s degree entirely online, without having to attend classes in-person.
  • Large bird fossil found at Charleston Airport had massive wingspan

    Large bird fossil found at Charleston Airport had massive wingspan

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-09 01:15:05 GMT
    A fossil found in South Carolina has revealed a gigantic bird that apparently snatched fish while soaring over the ocean some 25 million to 28 million years ago.Its estimated wingspan of around 21 feet is bigger than the height of a giraffe.The skeleton was discovered in 1983 near the Charleston airport, but its first formal description was released Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Daniel Ksepka of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, who wrote the paper, ...
    A fossil found in South Carolina has revealed a gigantic bird that apparently snatched fish while soaring over the ocean some 25 million to 28 million years ago.Its estimated wingspan of around 21 feet is bigger than the height of a giraffe.The skeleton was discovered in 1983 near the Charleston airport, but its first formal description was released Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Daniel Ksepka of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut, who wrote the paper, ...
  • Summer of the shark: Are more great whites a good thing?

    Summer of the shark: Are more great whites a good thing?

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-07-08 20:57:26 GMT
    File photo: Great white sharkFile photo: Great white shark
    Is this the summer of the shark — or is it just another case of great white hype?
    Is this the summer of the shark — or is it just another case of great white hype?
  • UGA's Chris Conley Makes Star Wars Fan Movie

    UGA's Chris Conley Makes Star Wars Fan Movie

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-08 19:15:05 GMT
    Screenshot image from the University of Georgia's Star Wars fan movie, titled "Retribution"Screenshot image from the University of Georgia's Star Wars fan movie, titled "Retribution"
    Take a look at the Star Wars fan movie which includes cameo appearances from UGA head coach Mark Richt, running back Todd Gurley, and wide receiver Chris Conley.
    Take a look at the Star Wars fan movie which includes cameo appearances from UGA head coach Mark Richt, running back Todd Gurley, and wide receiver Chris Conley.
  • SCAM ALERT: South Carolina Attorney General Warns Residents About E-Mail Scam

    SCAM ALERT: South Carolina Attorney General Warns Residents About E-Mail Scam

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-08 18:02:20 GMT
    Scam Alert graphicScam Alert graphic
    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is warning residents about an e-mail scam that has been reported by residents of seven states.
    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is warning residents about an e-mail scam that has been reported by residents of seven states.
  • 25 Things more likely to kill you than a shark

    25 Things more likely to kill you than a shark

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-07-08 10:39:15 GMT
    Does Shark Week and stories about shark attacks have you worried? Here is a list of things you are statistically more likely to die from than a shark bite.
    Does Shark Week and stories about shark attacks have you worried? Here is a list of things you are statistically more likely to die from than a shark bite.
  • 'Katharine' the great white shark in Sarasota waters

    'Katharine' the great white shark in Sarasota waters

    Monday, July 7 2014 3:38 PM EDT2014-07-07 19:38:19 GMT
    Photo: OCEARCH FacebookPhoto: OCEARCH Facebook
    A great white shark being tracked by scientists for nearly a year has made her way to Sarasota waters.
    A great white shark being tracked by scientists for nearly a year has made her way to Sarasota waters.
  • Kitten Sounds Like Squeaky Toy When Touched

    Kitten Sounds Like Squeaky Toy When Touched

    Monday, July 7 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-07-07 19:10:01 GMT
    This cute video is sure to make your day.
    This cute video is sure to make your day.
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Flying Inside A Fireworks Show

    VIRAL VIDEO: Flying Inside A Fireworks Show

    Sunday, July 6 2014 6:11 PM EDT2014-07-06 22:11:34 GMT
    A drone is flown through a fireworks show.
    A drone is flown through a fireworks show.
  • Photos: Hurricane Arthur along the Grand Strand

    Photos: Hurricane Arthur along the Grand Strand

    Thursday, July 3 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-07-03 21:15:33 GMT
    Springmaid Pier around 2 pmSpringmaid Pier around 2 pm
    Category 1 Hurricane Arthur passed near Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand on Thursday.The storm was forecast to move northeast and hug the NC coast and possibly come ashore on the Outer Banks on Thursday night.Little damage was reported in SC from the storm. Surf was high and warnings were out for rip tides, however some surfers braved the water.In other areas, the surf was close to sea walls and crashed into the bottom of piers in the area. About 10 foot waves were reported in the Pawleys Is...
    Category 1 Hurricane Arthur passed near Myrtle Beach and the Grand Strand on Thursday.The storm was forecast to move northeast and hug the NC coast and possibly come ashore on the Outer Banks on Thursday night.Little damage was reported in SC from the storm. Surf was high and warnings were out for rip tides, however some surfers braved the water.In other areas, the surf was close to sea walls and crashed into the bottom of piers in the area. About 10 foot waves were reported in the Pawleys Is...
  • Hurricane Arthur Disrupting July 4th Plans For Some In The Carolinas

    Hurricane Arthur Disrupting July 4th Plans For Some In The Carolinas

    Thursday, July 3 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-07-03 18:27:35 GMT
    Photo of a family in the ocean in Nags Head, North CarolinaPhoto of a family in the ocean in Nags Head, North Carolina
    Hurricane Arthur is gaining steam...whipping up rip tides and rough seas along the coast of the Carolinas. North Carolina's Hatteras Island is under a mandatory evacuation, forcing some 4th of July travelers to change their plans. ABC's Marci Gonzalez reports on the storm from Nags Head, North Carolina.
    Hurricane Arthur is gaining steam...whipping up rip tides and rough seas along the coast of the Carolinas. North Carolina's Hatteras Island is under a mandatory evacuation, forcing some 4th of July travelers to change their plans. ABC's Marci Gonzalez reports on the storm from Nags Head, North Carolina.
  • Hurricane Arthur Spinning Past South Carolina On Its Way North

    Hurricane Arthur Spinning Past South Carolina On Its Way North

    Thursday, July 3 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-07-03 13:03:59 GMT
    Hurricane Arthur graphicHurricane Arthur graphic
    Hurricane Arthur is spinning past South Carolina as it moves north.
    Hurricane Arthur is spinning past South Carolina as it moves north.
  • Arthur the first storm for new interactive potential storm surge maps

    Arthur the first storm for new interactive potential storm surge maps

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-07-03 02:45:26 GMT
    The first new interactive color maps that show potential storm surge flooding from a tropical system are now live. Tropical Storm Arthur has given the National Hurricane Center the first chance to use the new mapping. The new tool using Google maps allows users to drill down to street level to see how much storm surge is likely in their area. “This map uses the best information available at the time it is issued, including uncertainties in the track, intensity, and size forecast,” says the...
    The first new interactive color maps that show potential storm surge flooding from a tropical system are now live. Tropical Storm Arthur has given the National Hurricane Center the first chance to use the new mapping. The new tool using Google maps allows users to drill down to street level to see how much storm surge is likely in their area. “This map uses the best information available at the time it is issued, including uncertainties in the track, intensity, and size forecast,” says the...
  • Beachgoers Urged To Monitor Tropical Storm Arthur

    Beachgoers Urged To Monitor Tropical Storm Arthur

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-07-02 22:13:07 GMT
    Tropical Storm Arthur graphicTropical Storm Arthur graphic
    The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is urging people headed to the beaches this July 4th weekend to stay abreast of the latest information concerning Tropical Storm Arthur.
    The South Carolina Emergency Management Division is urging people headed to the beaches this July 4th weekend to stay abreast of the latest information concerning Tropical Storm Arthur.
  • Build A DIY Air Conditioner for $8

    Build A DIY Air Conditioner for $8

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-07-02 14:13:44 GMT
    These homemade air-conditioner instructions will help you skip the expense of air conditioning this summer. One of the nice things about these air conditioners is that it'll give you up to 6 hours of coolness. They're not too complicated, and the cheapest one can be built for around $8 bucks. You even have the option to use solar power.If you end up building one of these ACs - be sure to send us a video or picture of your creation. We may even share it on air or online.
    These homemade air-conditioner instructions will help you skip the expense of air conditioning this summer. One of the nice things about these air conditioners is that it'll give you up to 6 hours of coolness. They're not too complicated, and the cheapest one can be built for around $8 bucks. You even have the option to use solar power.If you end up building one of these ACs - be sure to send us a video or picture of your creation. We may even share it on air or online.
  • UPDATED ON 6: Two Women Arrested In Connection To Fight That Went Viral On Social Media

    UPDATED ON 6: Two Women Arrested In Connection To Fight That Went Viral On Social Media

    Thursday, June 26 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-06-26 22:10:07 GMT
    Mug shot of Valencia Shanquinn Logan and Sharonda Williams (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)Mug shot of Valencia Shanquinn Logan and Sharonda Williams (Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested two women in connection to a fight that happened Tuesday and was posted on social media.
    The Richmond County Sheriff's Office has arrested two women in connection to a fight that happened Tuesday and was posted on social media.
  • Consumer Alert: Make Sure Transportation Services That Adhere To Safety Laws

    Consumer Alert: Make Sure Transportation Services That Adhere To Safety Laws

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-06-24 15:12:41 GMT
    Consumer Alert graphic imageConsumer Alert graphic image
    The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) advises you to be aware of potential safety and insurance issues that could affect both customers and drivers participating in ridesharing services.
    The South Carolina Office of Regulatory Staff (ORS) advises you to be aware of potential safety and insurance issues that could affect both customers and drivers participating in ridesharing services.
  • Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Roadshow Stops In Evans On Wednesday

    Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Roadshow Stops In Evans On Wednesday

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-06-17 22:33:02 GMT
    Across the CSRA graphicAcross the CSRA graphic
    The fourth annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Roadshow will make a stop in Evans on Wednesday at the Columbia County Government Center.
    The fourth annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Roadshow will make a stop in Evans on Wednesday at the Columbia County Government Center.
  • Governor Nathan Deal, GEMA Premiere Upgraded Emergency Mobile App

    Governor Nathan Deal, GEMA Premiere Upgraded Emergency Mobile App

    Monday, June 16 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-06-16 19:50:41 GMT
    Photo of the Ready Georgia appPhoto of the Ready Georgia app
    Monday, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security introduced an upgraded version of the state’s emergency mobile app, Ready Georgia.
    Monday, Governor Nathan Deal and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security introduced an upgraded version of the state’s emergency mobile app, Ready Georgia.
  • Man Injured After Elevator Shoots Up 31 Floors, Hits Roof

    Man Injured After Elevator Shoots Up 31 Floors, Hits Roof

    Monday, June 9 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-06-09 16:44:22 GMT
    According to the YouTube page, the man remains in serious condition.
    According to the YouTube page, the man remains in serious condition.
  • Court Won't Stop BP Oil Spill Claims Payments

    Court Won't Stop BP Oil Spill Claims Payments

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-05-28 19:29:40 GMT
    A federal appeals court panel says BP PLC must resume paying claims to businesses while it asks the U.S. Supreme Court to review its settlement with businesses in the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. 
    A federal appeals court panel says BP PLC must resume paying claims to businesses while it asks the U.S. Supreme Court to review its settlement with businesses in the aftermath of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. 
  • EBay Asks Users To Change Password After Breach

    EBay Asks Users To Change Password After Breach

    Wednesday, May 21 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-05-21 15:17:26 GMT
    The database was hacked sometime between late February and early March.The database was hacked sometime between late February and early March.
    E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords. The company says there is no evidence of any unauthorized activity and there is no evidence any financial or credit card information was stolen. 
    E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords. The company says there is no evidence of any unauthorized activity and there is no evidence any financial or credit card information was stolen. 
  • Water at SC beach mysteriously turns beautifully crystal blue

    Water at SC beach mysteriously turns beautifully crystal blue

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-05-20 22:39:24 GMT
    Tides Folly Beach photoTides Folly Beach photo
    Folly Beach has never looked better. The water that is. The water is crystal blue and has many locals comparing it to the Bahamas.
    This South Carolina beach has never looked better. The water that is. The water is crystal blue and has many locals comparing it to the Bahamas.
  • The Selfie Obsession

    The Selfie Obsession

    The Selfie Obsession

    Friday, May 16 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-05-16 16:45:45 GMT
    Valonda Calloway and Eric Morrow Valonda Calloway and Eric Morrow
    Digital marketer Eric Morrow discusses the good, the bad and the ugly of selfies.
    Digital marketer Eric Morrow discusses the good, the bad and the ugly of selfies.
  • A Man Credits Technology - And God - For Bringing Him Back To Life

    A Man Credits Technology - And God - For Bringing Him Back To Life

    Thursday, May 15 2014 6:30 PM EDT2014-05-15 22:30:06 GMT
    A South Carolina man says he was brought back from the dead, and it was all caught on camera.
    A South Carolina man says he was brought back from the dead, and it was all caught on camera. Tony Gilliard says he had a heart attack, but his life was saved thanks to some quick thinking and technology.

    Adrian Acosta has the story.
  • Looking At The Facts Of Medical Marijuana Use

    Looking At The Facts Of Medical Marijuana Use

    Thursday, May 15 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-05-15 19:57:01 GMT
    The Means Report episode that aired on March 2, 2014. (Part 2 of 3)
    The Means Report episode that aired on March 2, 2014 featuring: Melissa Solares – an advocate for Ava's Law and the parent of an autistic child, Dr. Clare Bergson from the Medical College of Georgia, and Will Caywood from Fehrman Investment Group. (Part 2 of 3)
  • 2 charged in Craigslist car sale ambush that killed SC dad

    2 charged in Craigslist car sale ambush that killed SC dad

    Monday, May 12 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-05-12 19:51:29 GMT
     Tycus Metricus "Tike" Toland Tycus Metricus "Tike" Toland
    Two men who investigators said shot and killed a Lexington County man during a transaction that began on Craigslist have been charged with murder.
    Two men who investigators said shot and killed a Lexington County man during a transaction that began on Craigslist have been charged with murder.
  • Rare goblin shark find in Key West

    Rare goblin shark find in Key West

    Monday, May 5 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-05-05 13:23:56 GMT
    A shrimper caught a rare goblin shark in the waters off Key West in April. Carl Moore of Georgia was shocked when the strange looking shark fell out of his trawling net filled with shrimp. Most people never get a chance to see a goblin shark. They live one to 3,000 feet under the water and feed on live squid and fish. This is only the second member of his species ever caught in the Gulf of Mexico and the first since 2000, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
    A shrimper caught a rare goblin shark in the waters off Key West in April. Carl Moore of Georgia was shocked when the strange looking shark fell out of his trawling net filled with shrimp. Most people never get a chance to see a goblin shark. They live one to 3,000 feet under the water and feed on live squid and fish. This is only the second member of his species ever caught in the Gulf of Mexico and the first since 2000, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
  • Beware of apps claiming to help avoid a DUI

    Beware of apps claiming to help avoid a DUI

    Thursday, May 1 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-05-02 03:25:57 GMT
    When you think of a drunk driving traffic stop, you may not think of turning to your smart phone for advice. In fact, don't.
    When you think of a drunk driving traffic stop, you may not think of turning to your smart phone for advice. In fact, don't.
  • Cast members, fans question future of TLC's 'Welcome to Myrtle Manor'

    Cast members, fans question future of TLC's 'Welcome to Myrtle Manor'

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:52 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:52:51 GMT
    It’s been over a year since the world was first introduced to the colorful cast of ‘Welcome to Myrtle Manor.’ Since it debuted, it’s received plenty of attention – both positive and negative. But the show has caught on with viewers, averaging between 1.1 and 1.3 million viewers per episode, and is now among TLC’s top rated shows. "If the show ended today, we have all been blessed, we have made so many new friends, we...
    It’s been over a year since the world was first introduced to the colorful cast of ‘Welcome to Myrtle Manor.’ Since it debuted, it’s received plenty of attention – both positive and negative. But the show has caught on with viewers, averaging between 1.1 and 1.3 million viewers per episode, and is now among TLC’s top rated shows. "If the show ended today, we have all been blessed, we have made so many new friends, we...
  • Man Who Never Served Prison Sentence on Clerical Error Awaits Fate

    Man Who Never Served Prison Sentence on Clerical Error Awaits Fate

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:26:51 GMT
    Cornealious “Mike” Anderson has not served his 13-year-prision sentence due to a 'clerical error.'Cornealious “Mike” Anderson has not served his 13-year-prision sentence due to a 'clerical error.'
    (NBC News)- A Missouri man who avoided a 13-year jail sentence because of what state officials called a clerical error will learn Tuesday if he will have to keep fighting to avoid being incarcerated. In
    A Missouri man who avoided a 13-year jail sentence because of what state officials called a clerical error will learn Tuesday if he will have to keep fighting to avoid being incarcerated.
  • Turbo Tax Filers in S.C May Encounter Delays

    Turbo Tax Filers in SC May Encounter Delays Because of Potential Error

    Saturday, April 12 2014 2:27 AM EDT2014-04-12 06:27:56 GMT
    Turbo Tax Filers in SC May Encounter Refund Delays Because of Potential Error
    Turbo Tax Filers in SC May Encounter Refund Delays Because of Potential Error
  • South Carolina moves forward with statewide texting while driving ban

    South Carolina moves forward with statewide texting while driving ban

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:42 AM EDT2014-04-10 07:42:37 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina is closer to having its first statewide ban on texting while driving. The Senate voted 38-2 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would levy fines starting at $75 on drivers
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina is closer to having its first statewide ban on texting while driving. The Senate voted 38-2 Wednesday in favor of a bill that would levy fines starting at $75 on drivers
  • Tweeting & Cheating: Using the Social Media Tool could Have Negative Effects

    Tweeting & Cheating: Using the Social Media Tool could Have Negative Effects

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:58 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:58:35 GMT
    Can 140 characters ruin your relationship? One new study thinks so and says that tweeting may lead to infidelity and divorce. The University of Missouri just released a study that found, the more active you are on twitter, the more twitter-related conflict you may have with your partner in your relationship -- which, according to the study, can lead to negative relationship outcomes like cheating and separation. For the study, researchers asked participants whether twitter played a role in ...
    Can 140 characters ruin your relationship? One new study thinks so and says that tweeting may lead to infidelity and divorce. The University of Missouri just released a study that found, the more active you are on twitter, the more twitter-related conflict you may have with your partner in your relationship -- which, according to the study, can lead to negative relationship outcomes like cheating and separation. For the study, researchers asked participants whether twitter played a role in ...
  • Mars, Earth and Sun set to be aligned Tuesday night

    Mars, Earth and Sun set to be aligned Tuesday night

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-04-08 12:28:37 GMT
    Tuesday night something will happen that only takes place every two years. Mars, Earth and the sun will be arranged in a nearly-straight line. Mars reaches a point in its orbit called "opposition," when
    Tuesday night something will happen that only takes place every two years. Mars, Earth and the sun will be arranged in a nearly-straight line. Mars reaches a point in its orbit called "opposition," when
  • Report: South Carolina students falling behind

    Report: South Carolina students falling behind

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-04-02 04:02:02 GMT
    A new report out today says South Carolina school children are behind their peers in other states. The Race for Results report comes from the Annie E. Casey foundation, an organization that aims to help
    A new report out today says South Carolina school children are behind their peers in other states. The Race for Results report comes from the Annie E. Casey foundation, an organization that aims to help
  • Bath Bubbles Can Predict Hurricanes

    Bath Bubbles Can Predict Hurricanes

    Scientists say bubbles in your bath can predict HURRICANES.  The movement of the soap suds mimic the beginnings of cyclones.  It may seem like an odd place to look, but French physicists say soap could
    Scientists say bubbles in your bath can predict HURRICANES.  The movement of the soap suds mimic the beginnings of cyclones.
  • New recommendations for lung cancer screenings

    New recommendations for lung cancer screenings

    Tuesday, July 30 2013 10:58 AM EDT2013-07-30 14:58:01 GMT
    NEW YORK CITY, NY - CBS - A government task force is proposing new recommendations for lung cancer screenings. The U.S. Preventive Task Force says older smokers who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for
    NEW YORK CITY, NY - CBS - A government task force is proposing new recommendations for lung cancer screenings.
  • Mobile Phone Powered By Urine

    Mobile Phone Powered By Urine

    Scientists have unveiled the 'world's first' mobile phone powered by URINE.That's right... mobile phone owners could soon be able to give their batteries a boost with their own urine.  Sounds pretty gross
    Scientists have unveiled the 'world's first' mobile phone powered by URINE.


    That's right... mobile phone owners could soon be able to give their batteries a boost with their own urine. 

    Sounds pretty gross right?  Well, scientists say no not at all.
  • WJBF EXTRA: CSRA Author Examines The World Of Appletopia

    WJBF EXTRA: CSRA Author Examines The World Of Appletopia

    Wednesday, July 17 2013 9:45 AM EDT2013-07-17 13:45:57 GMT
    It's a staggering statistic. Half of American households own an Apple product. That's more than 55 million homes.  A new book, written by an author with Augusta ties, examines Appletopia.
    Half of American households own an Apple product. That's more than 55 million homes.  A new book, written by an author with Augusta ties, examines how Apple's late founder, Steve Jobs, marketed his vision to the world.
  • What's Trending at 5:30 July 16, 2013

    What's Trending at 5:30 July 16, 2013

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 7:57 PM EDT2013-07-16 23:57:18 GMT
    Time for what's trending at 5:30... including Austria's new Skywalk over a glacier and a Corpse Flower no show!
    Time for what's trending at 5:30... including Austria's new Skywalk over a glacier and a Corpse Flower no show!
  • New Robot Helps Stroke Survivors Walk Again

    New Robot Helps Stroke Survivors Walk Again

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 1:33 PM EDT2013-07-16 17:33:01 GMT
    A new robot at a California hospital helps stroke survivors to learn to walk again.
    A new robot at a California hospital helps stroke survivors to learn to walk again.
  • Hand Transplant Patient Tries His "Hand" At Golf

    Hand Transplant Patient Tries His "Hand" At Golf

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 11:27 AM EDT2013-07-16 15:27:55 GMT
    A hand transplant victim has made remarkable strides over the past two years in learning how to make the best of it. Donnie Rickelman lost his hand and severely injured the other one in an industrial accident.
    A hand transplant victim has made remarkable strides over the past two years in learning how to make the best of it. Donnie Rickelman lost his hand and severely injured the other one in an industrial accident. Chris Stutter caught up with Rickelman who was golfing -- yes -- golfing!
  • UPDATED ON 6: Persistent, Heavy Rainfall Results In Higher Releases From J. Strom Thurmond Dam, Facility Closures

    UPDATED ON 6: Persistent, Heavy Rainfall Results In Higher Releases From J. Strom Thurmond Dam, Facility Closures

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 2:23 PM EDT2013-07-10 18:23:39 GMT
    Excessive rainfall continues to fall throughout the Savannah River Basin, which will result in a scheduled increase of water releases at the J. Strom Thurmond Dam around that was scheduled to begin at noon Wednesday.
    Excessive rainfall continues to fall throughout the Savannah River Basin, which will result in a scheduled increase of water releases at the J. Strom Thurmond Dam around that was scheduled to begin at noon Wednesday.
  • Continuing Rains Lead To Increased Water Releases From Savannah River Reservoirs

    Continuing Rains Lead To Increased Water Releases From Savannah River Reservoirs

    Tuesday, July 9 2013 6:32 PM EDT2013-07-09 22:32:26 GMT
    Following extensive rain in the upper Savannah River basin and more forecasted, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District began releasing stored floodwaters Monday.
    Following extensive rain in the upper Savannah River basin and more forecasted, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District began releasing stored floodwaters from Hartwell, Richard B. Russell and J. Strom Thurmond lakes Monday.
  • WJBF EXTRA: Who's Digging Your Trash?

    WJBF EXTRA: Who's Digging Your Trash?

    Tuesday, July 9 2013 4:58 PM EDT2013-07-09 20:58:08 GMT
    Who's digging your trash? WJBF News Channel 6's Aiken County Bureau Chief Ashley Bridges takes an eye-opening look at what you're throwing away and why you may want to think more about your trash.
    Who's digging your trash?  WJBF News Channel 6's Aiken County Bureau Chief Ashley Bridges takes an eye-opening look at what you're throwing away and why you may want to think more about your trash in this News Channel 6 Extra.
  • New Emergency Alert System Putting Residents First

    New Emergency Alert System Putting Residents First

    Monday, July 8 2013 11:15 PM EDT2013-07-09 03:15:01 GMT
    A new system aims to keep you informed about emergencies in an instant.  News Channel 6's Courtney Elledge has more.
    A new system aims to keep you informed about emergencies in an instant. News Channel 6's Courtney Elledge has more. 500 people are benefiting from Columbia County's new emergency notification system.
  • Mental Deterioration Study

    Mental Deterioration Study

    Monday, July 8 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-07-09 01:43:02 GMT
    A study in the journal "Neurology" finds again that keeping the mind active can help ward off mental deterioration.
    A study in the journal "Neurology" finds again that keeping the mind active can help ward off mental deterioration.
  • More Women Dying From Rx Overdoses

    More Women Dying From Rx Overdoses

    Friday, July 5 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-07-06 02:29:10 GMT
    A new study shows the number of women dying from painkiller overdoses is rising dramatically.
    A new study shows the number of women dying from painkiller overdoses is rising dramatically.
  • Video Games and Physical Activity

    Video Games and Physical Activity

    Tuesday, July 2 2013 10:29 PM EDT2013-07-03 02:29:20 GMT
    A new study shows the latest generation of video games can make a child more physically active at home.
    A new study shows the latest generation of video games can make a child more physically active at home.
  • 6,300 USC students' personal information on stolen laptop

    6,300 USC students' personal information on stolen laptop

    Friday, June 28 2013 10:36 PM EDT2013-06-29 02:36:30 GMT
    By Robert Kittle A faculty laptop computer containing the names and Social Security numbers of up to 6,300 University of South Carolina students has been stolen from a locked room in the Department of
    A faculty laptop computer was stolen from a locked room in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
  • More Potential Fraud Victims in SC

    More Potential Fraud Victims in SC

    Friday, June 28 2013 9:57 PM EDT2013-06-29 01:57:19 GMT
    Thousands more South Carolinians could be victims of identity theft tonight.
    Thousands more South Carolinians could be victims of identity theft tonight.
  • Technology helps SC drivers save time

    Technology helps SC drivers save time

    Friday, June 28 2013 3:51 PM EDT2013-06-28 19:51:09 GMT
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) launched an enhanced 511 Traveler Information System. The program provides traffic camera images, travel time estimates and other tools to help motorists
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) launched an enhanced 511 Traveler Information System. The program provides traffic camera images, travel time estimates and other tools to help motorists
  • Coming Up This Sunday On The Means Report (June 30, 2013)

    Coming Up This Sunday On The Means Report (June 30, 2013)

    Friday, June 28 2013 2:42 PM EDT2013-06-28 18:42:40 GMT
    Here is a preview of what you can expect to see this Sunday, June 30, at Noon on The Means Report.
    Here is a preview of what you can expect to see this Sunday, June 30, at Noon on The Means Report.
  • "Out There...Somewhere": Solstice And Super Moon Will It Create Craziness?

    "Out There...Somewhere": Solstice And Super Moon Will It Create Craziness?

    Friday, June 21 2013 5:58 PM EDT2013-06-21 21:58:12 GMT
    Two big cosmic events coming together...will it create craziness "Out There...Somewhere"? WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola looks for answers.
    Two big cosmic events coming together...will it create craziness "Out There...Somewhere"? WJBF News Channel 6's George Eskola looks for answers.
  • Wheelchair-Bound Woman Dares To Dive Deeper Than Most Of Us Would Dare

    Wheelchair-Bound Woman Dares To Dive Deeper Than Most Of Us Would Dare

    Thursday, June 13 2013 4:33 PM EDT2013-06-13 20:33:11 GMT
    Meet someone who is going where no man, or woman, has gone before. Even though she has her own limitations, one woman is diving much deeper than most of us would ever dare. ABC News' John Donvan has the amazing story.
    Meet someone who is going where no man, or woman, has gone before. Even though she has her own limitations, one woman is diving much deeper than most of us would ever dare. ABC News' John Donvan has the amazing story.
  • Federal Plan for Morning After Pill Sales OK

    Federal Plan for Morning After Pill Sales OK

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 9:53 PM EDT2013-06-13 01:53:19 GMT
    The White House can go forward with its new plan to make the morning-after pill available, but it needs to do it promptly or face potential sanctions, says a federal judge.
    The White House can go forward with its new plan to make the morning-after pill available to buyers of any age without prescriptions, but it needs to do it promptly or face potential sanctions, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
  • GRU Students Receive $60,000 to Further STEM Education

    GRU Students Receive $60,000 to Further STEM Education

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 7:52 PM EDT2013-06-04 23:52:04 GMT
    4 students in GRU's College of Education have received $60,000 in scholarships to pursue teaching degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math.
    4 students in GRU's College of Education have received $60,000 in scholarships to pursue teaching degrees in science, technology, engineering, and math.
  • Reclaiming Graniteville's Economy

    Reclaiming Graniteville's Economy

    Tuesday, June 4 2013 6:12 PM EDT2013-06-04 22:12:48 GMT
    A new e-recycling plant, Recleim, is coming to Graniteville, SC.  Many of you had questions about what the plant will do and what the hundreds of jobs it will bring are. 
    A new e-recycling plant, Recleim, is coming to Graniteville, SC.  Many of you had questions about what the plant will do and what the hundreds of jobs it will bring are.  WJBF's Aiken County Bureau Chief, Ashley Bridges went to get answers.
  • Six Most Effective Sunscreens

    Six Most Effective Sunscreens

    This might surprise you.  Sunscreens from Target and Walmart beat high-end alternatives in quality and performance... oh and they are cheaper too.Target's brand only costs about $7, and it has been rated
    This might surprise you.  Sunscreens from Target and Walmart beat high-end alternatives in quality and performance... oh and they are cheaper too.
  • CONSUMER ALERT: Cell Phone Thefts Still On The Rise

    CONSUMER ALERT: Cell Phone Thefts Still On The Rise

    Tuesday, May 28 2013 4:21 PM EDT2013-05-28 20:21:20 GMT
    Despite apps that let you track your phone and erase the data if you lose it, cell phone theft is still on the rise. Dan Simon takes a look at what the cell phone industry is doing about it.
    Despite apps that let you track your phone and erase the data if you lose it, cell phone theft is still on the rise. Dan Simon takes a look at what the cell phone industry is doing about it in a WJBF News Channel 6 Consumer Alert.
  • 8-Year-Old Boy Battling Brain Cancer With A Song

    8-Year-Old Boy Battling Brain Cancer With A Song

    Friday, May 24 2013 6:57 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:57:18 GMT
    A little boy in the CSRA is battling brain cancer with a song. Learn about Christopher and how singing karaoke can help him in the fight for his life.
    A little boy in the CSRA is battling brain cancer with a song. Learn about Christopher and how singing karaoke can help him in the fight for his life. WJBF News Channel 6's Ashley Bridges has the story.
  • Georgia Regents University Researchers Eliminate Schizophrenia Symptoms In An Animal Model

    Georgia Regents University Researchers Eliminate Schizophrenia Symptoms In An Animal Model

    Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:08 PM EDT2013-05-22 18:08:48 GMT
    (left to right)  Drs. Lin Mei, Dongmin Yin and Yongjun Chen (Credit: Georgia Regents University)(left to right) Drs. Lin Mei, Dongmin Yin and Yongjun Chen (Credit: Georgia Regents University)
    Overexpression of a gene associated with schizophrenia causes classic symptoms of the disorder that are reversed when gene expression returns to normal, scientists report.
    Overexpression of a gene associated with schizophrenia causes classic symptoms of the disorder that are reversed when gene expression returns to normal, scientists report.
  • Sick South Carolina Student Attends Class Using Robot

    Sick South Carolina Student Attends Class Using Robot

    Tuesday, May 14 2013 12:13 PM EDT2013-05-14 16:13:14 GMT
    A sick South Carolina third grader won't miss a moment of class, thanks to technology. It's all part of a pilot program through Verizon to help homebound students.
    A sick South Carolina third grader won't miss a moment of class, thanks to technology. It's all part of a pilot program through Verizon to help homebound students. Jennifer Emert shows us how.
  • How To Get Rid Of Fire Ants

    How To Get Rid Of Fire Ants

    Friday, May 10 2013 7:00 PM EDT2013-05-10 23:00:56 GMT
    WJBF News Channel 6 Meteorologist John Lynn investigates and shows YOU how to get rid of fire ants.
    We've all seen them and most of us have experienced their painful bite: Fire ants. And this year, you can expect to see more of them. We sent Meteorologist John Lynn to investigate and show YOU how to get rid of them.
  • Do Your Kids Know How To Operate A Smartphone To Dial 911 In Case Of Emergency?

    Do Your Kids Know How To Operate A Smartphone To Dial 911 In Case Of Emergency?

    Friday, May 3 2013 5:46 PM EDT2013-05-03 21:46:24 GMT
    Do your kids know how to use a smartphone in case of an emergency?
    Dialing 911 has changed as technology has advanced and many of us rely on smart phones, instead of landlines. But, do children know how to operate a smart phone to call for help in case of an emergency? Tara Herrschaft takes a look.
  • Can A Pill Make Your Gray Hair Go Away?

    Can A Pill Make Your Gray Hair Go Away?

    Monday, April 29 2013 5:19 PM EDT2013-04-29 21:19:05 GMT
    These days there seems to be a pill for just about everything...but can taking a supplement reverse gray hair?
    These days there seems to be a pill for just about everything...but can taking a supplement reverse gray hair? Felicia Rodriguez gets to the "root" of the science behind the claims that your gray...can go away.
  • Partnership To Construct Wetland In Pendleton King Park

    Partnership To Construct Wetland In Pendleton King Park

    Monday, April 29 2013 2:19 PM EDT2013-04-29 18:19:31 GMT
    With major financial support from Wells Fargo and Company, Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy is joining with Pendleton King Park Foundation to construct a wetland in Augusta's Pendleton King Park.
    With major financial support from Wells Fargo and Company, Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy is joining with Pendleton King Park Foundation to construct a wetland in Pendleton King Park in Augusta.
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