John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.

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Videos

1 suspect sought in Yemassee armed robbery

The Yemassee Police Department has released a sketch of the suspect they're searching for in connection with Monday night's (Dec. 5, 2016) armed robbery at the city's Dollar General. Surveillance video from the robbery shows a clerk pulling a knife on the suspect or suspects, and then being attacked. Warning: graphic content.
The Island Packet & The Beaufort Gazette
1 suspect sought in Yemassee armed robbery 0:53

1 suspect sought in Yemassee armed robbery

Anthony Barrett shares ideas for a fallen oak 1:51

Anthony Barrett shares ideas for a fallen oak

Tips for safe dog park fun 0:57

Tips for safe dog park fun

Injured kitten walks in makeshift wheelchair, thanks to Port Royal man 0:51

Injured kitten walks in makeshift wheelchair, thanks to Port Royal man

Family

The top baby names of 2016

The parenting website BabyCenter released its list of most popular baby names for 2016. Many of the top names from the 2015 list appear again. See if your baby's (or future baby's) name cracked the top 5.