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  • WJBF LIVE Vipir 6 Weather App Now Available For Apple Devices

    WJBF LIVE Vipir 6 Weather App Now Available For Apple Devices

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-04-16 18:18:50 GMT
    Screenshot images of the new WJBF LIVE Vipir 6 Weather appScreenshot images of the new WJBF LIVE Vipir 6 Weather app
    If you own an Apple device, such as an iPhone or iPad, you can now download our free WJBF LIVE Vipir 6 Weather app, which was launched in the App Store Wednesday.
    If you own an Apple device, such as an iPhone or iPad, you can now download our free WJBF LIVE Vipir 6 Weather app, which was launched in the App Store Wednesday.
  • 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.
  • Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

    Studies: Lab-grown nostrils, vaginas working well

    Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.
    Two new studies describe the latest achievements in growing body parts in a lab and transplanting them into people, this time with nostrils and vaginas.
  • Serbia experts use heavy machinery to move mammoth

    Serbia experts use heavy machinery to move mammoth

    Serbian archaeologists have used heavy machinery to move a 1 million-year-old female mammoth skeleton from an open mine pit where it was unearthed nearly five years ago.
    Serbian archaeologists on Friday used heavy machinery to move a female mammoth skeleton - believed to be one million years old - from an open mine pit where it was unearthed nearly five years ago.
  • Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

    Heartbleed could harm a variety of systems

    It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.
    It now appears that the "Heartbleed" security problem affects not just websites, but also the networking equipment that connects homes and businesses to the Internet.
  • Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag

    Researchers using math to whittle away at jet lag

    Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created...
    Lots of apps claim they can help you fight jet lag. Now Michigan researchers say mathematical formulas suggest it's possible to adjust to new time zones a bit faster than previously thought, and they created their own...
  • Ga. museum to open early Tuesday for lunar eclipse

    Ga. museum to open early Tuesday for lunar eclipse

    A north Georgia science museum will open during the very early morning hours Tuesday to coincide with a lunar eclipse.
    A north Georgia science museum will open during the very early morning hours Tuesday to coincide with a lunar eclipse.
  • Space station computer outage may force spacewalk

    Space station computer outage may force spacewalk

    A computer outage at the International Space Station may require a spacewalk by astronauts and threatens to delay next week's launch of a commercial supply ship for NASA.
    A computer outage at the International Space Station may require a spacewalk by astronauts and threatens to delay next week's launch of a commercial supply ship for NASA.
  • Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA

    Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA

    If MacArthur or Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen.
    If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen.
  • GOP, Dems clash over online domain name oversight

    GOP, Dems clash over online domain name oversight

    Republican opposition to Obama administration plans to spin off U.S. oversight of the Internet's domain name system is evolving into an election-year political fight.
    Republican opposition to Obama administration plans to spin off U.S. oversight of the Internet's domain name system is evolving into an election-year political fight, with GOP lawmakers using it as the latest front in...
  • Bezos offers update on groceries, drones

    Bezos offers update on groceries, drones

    CEO Jeff Bezos' annual letter to shareholders offers a glimpse into Amazon's internal workings and what it is aiming for in the future, including expanded same-day grocery delivery and drone delivery.
    CEO Jeff Bezos' annual letter to shareholders offers a glimpse into Amazon's internal workings and what it is aiming for in the future, including more grocery services and the much-discussed drone delivery.
  • 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
  • Physicist wins $1.3M tech prize for data storage

    Physicist wins $1.3M tech prize for data storage

    British-American physicist Stuart Parkin has won the 1 million-euro ($1.3 million) Millennium Technology Prize for discoveries leading to a thousand-fold increase in digital data storage on magnetic disks.
    Anyone who uses large data centers, cloud services, social networks or gets music and film online can thank British-American physicist Stuart Parkin.
  • New technology unwraps mummies' ancient mysteries

    New technology unwraps mummies' ancient mysteries

    The fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using new technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries.
    Our fascination with mummies never gets old. Now the British Museum is using the latest technology to unwrap their ancient mysteries.
  • Google to sell Glass to bigger pool of consumers

    Google to sell Glass to bigger pool of consumers

    A lot more people are about to get a chance to own the Internet-connected eyewear known as Google Glass, the hottest accessory in geek fashion.
    A lot more people are about to get a chance to buy Google Glass, the Internet-connected eyewear that has become the hottest accessory in geek fashion.
  • Subway: 'Yoga mat chemical' almost out of bread

    Subway: 'Yoga mat chemical' almost out of bread

    Subway says an ingredient that has been dubbed the "yoga mat" chemical will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.
    Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat chemical" will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week.
  • Apollo 11 checklist, spacesuit sold at NY auction

    Apollo 11 checklist, spacesuit sold at NY auction

    An Apollo 11 lunar surface checklist sheet was among the coveted items sold at a New York City auction of space exploration artifacts.
    An Apollo 11 lunar surface checklist sheet was among the coveted items sold at a New York City auction of space exploration artifacts.
  • Noses, made in Britain: UK touts lab-grown organs

    Noses, made in Britain: UK touts lab-grown organs

    In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells.
    In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory.
  • Harvard study suggests 'Jesus' wife' text not fake

    Harvard study suggests 'Jesus' wife' text not fake

    New scientific tests suggest a fragment of papyrus in which Jesus speaks of "my wife" is more likely an ancient document than a forgery, according to an article published Thursday by the Harvard Theological Review.
    New scientific tests suggest a fragment of papyrus in which Jesus speaks of "my wife" is more likely an ancient document than a forgery, according to an article published Thursday by the Harvard Theological Review.
  • Emma's Law Heads to Governor Haley's Desk

    Emma's Law Heads to the Governor's Desk

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:08 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:08:41 GMT
    Members of the Longstreet family and supporters celebrate lawmakers passing Emma's Law.Members of the Longstreet family and supporters celebrate lawmakers passing Emma's Law.
    Emma's Law passes the Senate and is now going to the Governor's desk.
    Emma's Law passes the Senate and is now going to the Governor's desk.
  • 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
  • Twitter tweaks website to attract new users

    Twitter tweaks website to attract new users

    As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.
    As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook.
  • What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug

    What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug

    Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week.
    Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week.
  • 'Heartbleed' Online Bug: How to Protect Yourself

    'Heartbleed' Online Bug: How to Protect Yourself

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:49:03 GMT
    Computer Mouse and Keyboard graphicComputer Mouse and Keyboard graphic
    An online bug called "Heartbleed" is affecting a huge chunk of the Internet, which means that a password change is likely in order for hundreds of millions of people.
    An online bug called "Heartbleed" is affecting a huge chunk of the Internet, which means that a password change is likely in order for hundreds of millions of people.
  • Life On Mars? How Else to Explain A Mars Rover Picture?

    Life On Mars? How Else to Explain A Mars Rover Picture?

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-04-10 01:31:18 GMT
    photo captured by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover of a mysterious "light" on Mars (Credit: NASA) photo captured by NASA's Mars Curiosity rover of a mysterious "light" on Mars (Credit: NASA)
    What appear as glints of light on new photos from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has people all over the globe talking. Could it be a Martian's campfire? A UFO? A rival planet's rover cooking along on the horizon with sterno?
    What appear as glints of light on new photos from NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has people all over the globe talking. Could it be a Martian's campfire? A UFO? A rival planet's rover cooking along on the horizon with sterno?
  • Heartbleed bug causes major security headache

    Heartbleed bug causes major security headache

    An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the...
    A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent...
  • 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
  • Vast ocean found beneath ice of Saturn moon

    Vast ocean found beneath ice of Saturn moon

    Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of Saturn's little moon Enceladus.
    Scientists have uncovered a vast ocean beneath the icy surface of Saturn's little moon Enceladus.
  • UPDATE: 2 Strong Aftershocks Following Earthquake Response in Chile

    UPDATE: 2 Strong Aftershocks Following Earthquake Response in Chile

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-04-03 03:38:37 GMT
    Earthquake graphicEarthquake graphic
    At least 6 people were killed when a powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit the south american nation of chile Tuesday night.Marci Gonzalez has this report on the impact and the aftermath.
    At least 6 people were killed when a powerful 8.2 magnitude earthquake hit the south american nation of chile Tuesday night.Marci Gonzalez has this report on the impact and the aftermath.
  • Still No Consistent Computer Security Plan at SC Agencies

    Still No Consistent Computer Security Plan at SC Agencies

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-04-02 23:08:05 GMT
    Across South Carolina graphicAcross South Carolina graphic
    Despite all the attention on computer security in South Carolina after a breach at the state Department of Revenue in 2012, state agencies still aren’t following a consistent computer security plan.
    Despite all the attention on computer security in South Carolina after a breach at the state Department of Revenue in 2012, state agencies still aren’t following a consistent computer security plan.
  • 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
  • “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Challenges Local Students

    “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Challenges Local Students

    “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Challenges Local Students

    Saturday, March 29 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-03-29 22:23:57 GMT
    A day filled of math, science and engineering. Local eighth grade students in Aiken spent their Saturday testing experiments and learning about the field of engineering, but it wasn’t your average group of middle-schoolers. A group of nearly 50 girls, who want to specialize in engineering, gathered at USC Aiken for “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” to put their brains to the test. The girls participated in sever...
    A day filled of math, science and engineering. Local eighth grade students in Aiken spent their Saturday testing experiments and learning about the field of engineering, but it wasn’t your average group of middle-schoolers. A group of nearly 50 girls, who want to specialize in engineering, gathered at USC Aiken for “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” to put their brains to the test. The girls participated in sever...
  • CONSUMER ALERT: Fandango, Credit Karma In Security Flaw Settlement

    CONSUMER ALERT: Fandango, Credit Karma In Security Flaw Settlement

    Friday, March 28 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-03-28 17:51:24 GMT
    Consumer Alert graphicConsumer Alert graphic
    The Federal Trade Commission says the mobile apps of movie ticket seller Fandango and credit report provider Credit Karma may have exposed millions of users' sensitive personal information, including credit card data and social security numbers.
    The Federal Trade Commission says the mobile apps of movie ticket seller Fandango and credit report provider Credit Karma may have exposed millions of users' sensitive personal information, including credit card data and social security numbers.
  • Vernal Equinox Egg Myth

    Vernal Equinox Egg Myth

    Thursday, March 20 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-03-20 22:48:13 GMT
    WJBF's Jennie Montgomery balances an egg during Vernal EquinoxWJBF's Jennie Montgomery balances an egg during Vernal Equinox
    With the arrival comes and old myth that due to the Vernal Equinox, when the center of the sun is directly over the earth's equator, you can get an egg to stand on its end. Meteorologist John Lynn took some eggs -and some egghead co-workers- and put it to the test!
    With the arrival comes and old myth that due to the Vernal Equinox, when the center of the sun is directly over the earth's equator, you can get an egg to stand on its end. Meteorologist John Lynn took some eggs -and some egghead co-workers- and put it to the test!
  • Termite Season About To Kick Into High Gear

    Termite Season About To Kick Into High Gear

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-03-18 21:38:47 GMT
    A Winter full of buckets of rain and an ice storm that brought down hundreds of trees. It may be a homeowner's nightmare, but it turns out to be a termite's dream.
    A Winter full of buckets of rain and an ice storm that brought down hundreds of trees. It may be a homeowner's nightmare, but it turns out to be a termite's dream. WJBF News Channel 6's Jason Nappi has the story.
  • USC Opens Unique Lab That Could Save Your Life

    USC Opens Unique Lab That Could Save Your Life

    Saturday, March 15 2014 12:36 AM EDT2014-03-15 04:36:35 GMT
    The Aseptic Compounding Experience Lab will give pharmacy students, and practicing pharmacists, hands-on training in making compounded medications.
    The Aseptic Compounding Experience Lab will give pharmacy students, and practicing pharmacists, hands-on training in making compounded medications.
  • 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.
  • Is 'sex addiction' for real? Study says maybe not

    Is 'sex addiction' for real? Study says maybe not

    Sex addiction has often made headlines, with celebrities blaming their romantic foibles on the condition. However, a new study questions the notion that people can truly be "addicted" to sex.
    Sex addiction has often made headlines, with celebrities blaming their romantic foibles on the condition. However, a new study questions the notion that people can truly be "addicted" to sex.
  • 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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