Today’s Headlines: February 9, 2016

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (WCBD) — We are working on several developing stories in our newsroom for your this afternoon:

A man who police say communicated with women on Backpage.com and then assaulted them has been arrested and then released. Thomas Powell is charge with kidnapping, criminal sexual conduct and assault. Authorities urge you to contact your local law enforcement department or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 if you or someone you know was a victim.
‘Backpage.com’ sexual assault suspect arrested, released on bail

Paula Anderson is being held at the Berkeley County jail charged in connection to her mother’s death. The City of Hanahan Police Department arrested her for the murder of Frances Anderson, 68, on Monday, February 8 but she was charged today. News 2’s Travis Rice is following up on the investigation. He will have more for us on News 2 at 5 and 6.
Officials arrest daughter of woman found dead in Hanahan home

In a story you will only see on News 2, a woman faces social media backlash after she wrote a negative review about a local restaurant. The woman who wishes to remain anonymous told News 2’s Mayci McLeod that she went to a local restaurant earlier this month and wasn’t happy with the service.  She posted on Facebook about how she had to wait for her family to be seated and decided to go to another restaurant.  The review she posted, wasn’t private, as she first thought, and a blogger shared the post. The harasses has been non-stop ever since.
Charleston woman says bad restaurant review led to online harassment

We’re always investigating here at News 2 and our I-Team is getting results when it comes to a lottery for Buist Academy.  Our Chief Investigator Rebecca Collett pushed for answers after the online system to apply for Charleston County Schools crashed on its first day.  Some parents told us they received information that their kids were eligible for the lottery, other’s said they received word their kids weren’t eligible. Within the last few hours, we received word the Buist kindergarten, Choice 1 lottery will be held Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 2:00 pm at 75 Calhoun Street.

Officers with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Port of Charleston seized two shipments containing 2,380 counterfeit hoverboards.  We’re told the hoverboards violated trademark protections, and posed a potential health risk to U.S. consumers. If authentic, the hoverboards, which were manufactured in China, would have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,666,000, according to a news release.
$1.6M worth of counterfeit hoverboards seized by U.S. Customs officers

Our Storm Team 2 Meteorologists say cold temperatures will blanket the Lowcountry over the next week. With the temperatures dropping, warming shelters are opening up for those who need a warm place to sleep, shower, eat and stay safe. Shelters will be open in Goose Creek, Summerville, Charleston County, North Charleston, and Mount Pleasant.
Winter Warming Shelters opening up around the Lowcountry

Keep checking counton2.com for news and weather headlines. To get breaking news alerts, download the free News 2 App for iPhone or Android.

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