Facebook

Twitter

Tumblr

iTunes

RSS

HEAR THIS HOUR'S UPDATE
News Pages

RSSTwitter

Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Charleston.

Wednesday
Apr162014

Dept. of Health Wants Public Assistance to Track West Nile Virus

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is asking for the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus this season.

"Anyone can help us track West Nile virus by submitting dead blue jays, crows, house sparrows and house finches for testing," said Chris Evans, an entomologist with the S.C. DHEC Bureau of Laboratories.

The DHEC website provides the public with instructions to safely gather and transport a bird to the nearest public health department for testing. By asking the public to assist in the tracking of dead birds, the DHEC believes it can cover a wider area and locate the virus before it infects humans.

Officials also recommend removing stagnating water, flowerpots, buckets or any other items that contain water, keeping birdbaths and pet bowls clean, clearing fallen leaves and debris and ensuring outdoor trash cans have tight-fitting lids.  

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Apr162014

Charleston Police Make Arrest in Apartment Burglary

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Charleston Police have made an arrest in a burglary that occurred at a local apartment earlier this month.

Stephon Brown, 27, has been arrested and charged with second-degree burglary and property crime enhancement, Charleston Police announced Tuesday.

The charge stems from a burglary at an apartment on North Woodmere Drive on April 2, in which video game equipment and a video game were stolen.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Apr162014

Wanted North Charleston Man Turns Self In

Charleston Police Department(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- A North Charleston man wanted on a domestic violence charge has turned himself in to authorities.

Charleston Police said Elton Weiters surrendered to them on Tuesday night. He faces a charge of criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature.

Weiters is accused of allegedly putting a gun to the head of the mother of his son on Feb. 4, at a home on East Bay Street, and threatening the woman.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Apr152014

Cops Nab Suspect Minutes After Apologetic Burglary

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Charleston Police were able to make an arrest within minutes of a burglary being reported at a local apartment on Monday.

The burglary was reported around 9 a.m. at an apartment on Laurens Street. A woman told police she awoke to find a man standing in her bedroom, following which, the burglar then apologized to the victim and fled the scene.

Police responded and within minutes Damon Ray Moore, of North Charleston, was arrested in connection with the crime. Moore, 43, is charged with first-degree burglary and property crime enhancement.

Police said jewelry taken during the burglary was returned to the victim.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Apr152014

Update: Man Wanted for Beating Daughter Surrenders

Charleston Police Department(CHARLESTON,. S.C.) -- A man, who was wanted for allegedly beating his adult daughter in Charleston last Friday, is now in police custody.

Charleston Police said Jerome Singleton was arrested on Monday morning after turning himself in. Singleton faces a charge of second-degree assault and battery.

The charge stems from an incident on Friday night at a home on Landover Street. Police said Singleton allegedly punched his 31-year-old daughter in the face multiple times, dragged the woman by her hair, brandished a knife at one point, and dealt the woman a blow to the head with a broken metal table leg.

Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio