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  • Assignment asking students to role play as KKK sparks anger

    September 20, 2017 7:50 AM

    LEXINGTON, S.C.- A South Carolina elementary school teacher who asked students to role play as Ku Klux Klan members for a homework assignment has been placed on administrative leave. Local media outlets report that Lexington-Richland School District 5 says it's "taking this matter very seriously" after Tremain Cooper posted... more »
  • Police: Girl, 4, fatally shot by 6-year-old in home

    June 17, 2017 12:58 PM

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Authorities say a 4-year-old girl has been shot and killed by her 6-year-old sibling in their South Carolina home. Spartanburg Police spokesman Maj. Art Littlejohn said in a statement that officers are investigating the Friday afternoon shooting. The statement says it appears to be accidental... more »
  • S.C. officials investigate photos of gator forced to drink beer

    May 26, 2017 3:43 PM

    COLUMBIA - South Carolina wildlife authorities are investigating after photos circulated online showing beer being poured down a young alligator's throat. State Department of Natural Resources Kyndel McConchie says charges are expected on Friday. It's unclear what the charges will be, but alligators are federally protected animals. State law makes... more »
  • Court shows jail videos Charleston shooter Dylann Roof didn't want released

    May 16, 2017 8:22 AM

    For the first time, federal officials showed videos of convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof's jailhouse visits with his family. Roof's lawyers wanted to show the videos during his death penalty trial for killing nine worshippers in a racist attack at Emanuel AME Church in June 2015 in Charleston.... more »
  • S.C. Police: Mom hits son who didn't give her Mother's Day card

    May 14, 2017 12:45 PM

    SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Police in South Carolina say a woman has been arrested for hitting her young son after he gave a Mother's Day card to his grandmother but not to her. A Spartanburg Police Department report says Shontrell Murphy is charged with cruelty to children for hitting her son... more »
  • Man facing federal charges for damage caused at Fort Sumter

    May 11, 2017 11:17 AM

    COLUMBIA - A Charleston-area man is facing federal charges after authorities say he defaced a structure at the South Carolina fort where the Civil War began. U.S. Attorney Beth Drake says 21-year-old Noah Sigalas of Sullivan's Island was indicted Tuesday on charges of defacing an archaeological resource and government property.... more »
  • Soldier charged after 24 dead animals found in S.C. apartment

    April 21, 2017 9:09 AM

    RICHLAND, S.C. - An Army staff sergeant has been arrested after police found 24 dead animals in his abandoned apartment in South Carolina. The State reports 36-year-old Kurt Hafner was being evicted from his apartment April 10 when Richland County Sheriff's deputies found the carcasses of a bearded dragon, two... more »
  • South Carolina homeowner finds 9-foot alligator on porch

    April 17, 2017 8:43 PM

    MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. - It wasn't the Easter bunny that startled a South Carolina homeowner and his family. It wasn't even a burglar. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports Susie and Steve Polston were worried that someone was trying to get into their home on Sunday. Instead, Polston's 16-year-old... more »
  • 2 South Carolina children in hospital in bounce house flight Play Video

    April 10, 2017 11:19 AM

    TAYLORS - A church pastor says two children are still in a hospital after a bounce house was lifted into the air by a gust of wind in western South Carolina. Officials said five children were taken to the hospital after the inflatable attraction was carried into the air about... more »
  • 2 inmates charged with killing 4 in South Carolina prison

    April 8, 2017 1:05 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Two convicts each serving a life sentence for killing a mother and her child have been charged with murder in the strangulation deaths of four inmates inside a South Carolina prison. Arrest warrants released early Saturday say 35-year-old Denver Simmons and 25-year-old Jacob Philip lured each inmate... more »
  • NOAA's biggest ship comes home after longest voyage

    April 4, 2017 2:53 PM

    SOUTH CAROLINA - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's largest oceanographic research vessel has returned to its homeport after the longest deployment of any ship in the agency's history. NOAA Ship Robert H. Brown spent almost 800 days at sea during the 3½-year deployment. NOAA says the ship traveled almost... more »
  • S.C. Ex-guard shot in attack via inmate's cellphone to testify

    March 23, 2017 9:32 AM

    COLUMBIA - An ex-South Carolina corrections officer who was nearly killed in a shooting orchestrated by an inmate using an illegal cellphone wants federal authorities to help ensure nothing like it happens again. Robert Johnson is expected to testify Thursday before the Federal Communications Commission about preventing inmate access to... more »
  • Mom who mocked pregnant giraffe livestream gives birth Play Video

    March 9, 2017 9:46 AM

    MYRTLE BEACH - A South Carolina mom whose impression of a livestreamed pregnant giraffe at an upstate New York zoo was viewed more than 30 million times on Facebook has given birth. Erin Dietrich posted a Facebook Live video of herself Saturday walking around a bedroom wearing a giraffe mask... more »
  • South Carolina bill tackles Dylann Roof gun loophole

    March 8, 2017 12:52 PM

    COLUMBIA - A South Carolina state senator says a bipartisan bill lengthening the time for background checks and strengthening reporting requirements for criminal charges and restraining orders might not have stopped Dylann Roof, but it would stop others. Democratic Sen. Marlon Kimpson said Tuesday it would get guns out of... more »
  • Pregnant mom struts around in giraffe mask, mocks viral video Play Video

    March 6, 2017 3:17 PM

    MYRTLE BEACH – With social media users captivated recently by eagle and giraffe cams, one pregnant mom in South Carolina decided to get in on the action. Erin Dietrich donned a giraffe head and strutted around her bedroom for about eight minutes Sunday. She livestreamed the entire event on... more »
  • 2nd orange alligator pops up in the Carolinas

    February 21, 2017 10:09 AM

    CALABASH - For the second time this month, a rust-colored alligator has turned up in the Carolinas. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports Tuesday that some residents of a Calabash, North Carolina, neighborhood have named the pumpkin-colored alligator "Donny." Earlier this month, residents joked that an orange alligator that... more »
  • Troopers: Wrong way South Carolina school bus driver charged with DUI

    February 20, 2017 2:44 PM

    NEWBERRY - South Carolina troopers say a bus driver has been charged with driving under the influence after officers saw him drive a school bus the wrong way down a highway. Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob Beres said that 50-year-old Brent Carter was driving the Goose Creek High School bus east... more »
  • Woman taken advantage of by contractor, asking victims come forward Play Video

    February 12, 2017 5:39 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A woman says she was taken advantage of by a contractor, filed a report with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, State Attorney General and the Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors. When she didn't think enough was being done, she took matters into her own hands and tracked... more »
  • Charges refused against contractor accused of fraud

    February 10, 2017 4:51 PM

    UPDATE: District Attorney Ricky Babin said charges against Gregory Gager have been refused and his bond was returned. Babin said the there was not enough evidence to pursue charges. Original story from Feb. 10, 2017: ASCENSION PARISH – A South Carolina contractor was arrested for fraud... more »
  • Woman pleads not guilty in case of kidnapped Florida baby

    February 9, 2017 9:59 AM

    JACKSONVILLE - A South Carolina woman accused of taking a baby from a Jacksonville, Florida, hospital and raising the child as her own has pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and interference of custody. The Florida Times-Union reports 51-year-old Gloria Bolden Williams was in court Thursday morning. She's been... more »
  • Coates leads No. 5 South Carolina past LSU, 84-61

    January 15, 2017 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Alaina Coates had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 5 South Carolina again overcame the absence of All-American A'ja Wilson, beating LSU 84-61 on Sunday. Coates scored 18 of her points in the first half - eight of those from the free throw line - en... more »
  • SC teen abducted as a Florida newborn meets birth parents

    January 15, 2017 1:32 PM

    WALTERBORO, S.C. - An 18-year-old South Carolina woman abducted from a Florida hospital hours after her birth is meeting her biological family for the first time. Multiple media organizations report that Kamiyah Mobley met her birth parents on Saturday at the police department in Walterboro, the city 50 miles west... more »
  • South Carolina pastor hopes Clemson fans join him to worship

    January 14, 2017 5:21 PM

    GREENVILLE, S.C. - For Clemson fans who were seeking divine intervention for their team in last Monday's college football championship game, a South Carolina pastor is hoping those same fans will now seek a little divine guidance. The Greenville News reports Pastor Matthew Greer became an online sensation when he... more »
  • Woman kidnapped as newborn 18 years ago found alive in South Carolina

    January 13, 2017 2:26 PM

    JACKSONVILLE - A newborn girl stolen from a Florida hospital 18 years ago has been found alive - and overwhelmed - in South Carolina, where police accused the woman who raised her of kidnapping. Jacksonville Sheriff Mike Williams said Friday DNA analysis identified the young woman, who never knew that... more »
  • Prosecutors expect lengthy closing in Roof sentencing

    January 10, 2017 10:10 AM

    CHARLESTON - Prosecutors say they will take about two hours to close out their argument as to why Dylann Roof should be executed for slaying nine people at a South Carolina church. Closing arguments are being made Tuesday morning in Roof's federal sentencing trial. This is the last chance for... more »
  • Roof found competent for sentencing, gets extra prep day

    January 3, 2017 12:36 PM

    CHARLESTON - Dylann Roof has been ruled competent to act as his own attorney in the sentencing phase of his death penalty trial over the killing of black worshippers at a South Carolina church. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel made the determination Monday after a daylong hearing. The judge heard... more »
  • Dylann Roof found competent to represent himself

    January 2, 2017 1:24 PM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Dylann Roof has been ruled competent to stand trial and to act as his own attorney. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel made the determination Monday after a daylong hearing. The judge heard about seven hours of testimony in the hearing, which was closed to the public and... more »
  • Roof won't use mental health experts to try to save his life

    December 17, 2016 3:30 PM

    COLUMBIA - Dylann Roof won't ask jurors to consider his mental health when they decide whether to spare his life when he is sentenced for killing nine black Charleston church worshippers. Roof filed a notice with a federal judge Friday night saying he won't call any mental health experts during... more »
  • Mother accused of putting son in refrigerator out of jail

    December 16, 2016 10:09 AM

    CHESTER - A South Carolina mother charged with killing her 4-day-old son by putting him in a refrigerator for three hours is out of jail after posting bond. The Herald of Rock Hill reported Angela Blackwell was released on bond and house arrest after a hearing Thursday. She is charged... more »
  • Jurors convict Roof of all counts in slayings

    December 15, 2016 3:25 PM

    CHARLESTON - A federal jury has convicted Dylann Roof of all 33 counts in the racially motivated slaughter of nine black church members last year in South Carolina. The jury took less than two hours to reach its verdict Thursday. Family members of victims held hands and squeezed one another's... more »
  • Charleston church shooting trial set to begin next week

    December 1, 2016 12:17 PM

    COLUMBIA - A trial has been scheduled to begin next week for the white man charged with the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel ruled Thursday that the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof will start next Wednesday in... more »
  • Judge says Roof can act as his own attorney

    November 28, 2016 10:00 AM

    CHARLESTON - The white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church will act as his own attorney in his federal death penalty trial. Dylann Roof's request Monday came against his lawyers' advice, and U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said he would reluctantly accept the... more »
  • Judge: Defendant competent to stand trial in church shooting

    November 25, 2016 11:24 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A judge has ruled that Dylann Roof is competent to stand trial for the killing of nine black worshippers at a South Carolina church. Judge Richard Gergel made the ruling Friday after a two-day hearing behind closed doors earlier this week. The hearing was needed after Roof's... more »
  • Coroner: 3rd body found on SC man's property

    November 7, 2016 8:16 PM

    WOODRUFF, S.C. - A coroner says investigators have discovered a third body on the property of a South Carolina man who has been linked to seven deaths. Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger said Monday that he doesn't know the sex of the body or how long it had been buried... more »
  • SC governor issues final warning to evacuate

    October 7, 2016 1:12 PM

    CAPE CANAVERAL - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says the forecast for the state appears to have gotten worse: There are now hurricane warnings for the entire coast and the latest projections from the National Hurricane Center show the center of the storm very close to the coast near Charleston... more »
  • Boy, 6, dies days after South Carolina school shooting

    October 1, 2016 3:49 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A coroner says a 6-year-old boy has died days after he was critically wounded in a school shooting in South Carolina. Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore said Jacob Hall died about 1 p.m. Saturday. Jacob had been fighting for his life at a hospital since the shooting... more »
  • Lengthy jury selection in Charleston church shootings begins

    September 25, 2016 3:47 PM

    CHARLESTON - The laborious process of jury selection is getting underway in the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the deaths of nine black parishioners gunned down during a Bible study at a Charleston, South Carolina church. The 22-year-old Roof is charged with hate... more »
  • Washington flummoxed over federal Confederate flag displays

    July 1, 2016 11:30 AM

    WASHINGTON - A year after South Carolina removed the Confederate flag from its capitol grounds, official Washington is struggling with further restrictions on the flag's display on federal property, including the U.S. Capitol complex. The National Park Service, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Army have longstanding guidelines for... more »
  • Federal judge sets July 18 hearing in church shooting case

    June 30, 2016 4:00 PM

    COLUMBIA - A hearing has been set for next month to sort out jury selection details for the federal trial of a white man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners at a historic South Carolina church. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel on Thursday set a July 18 hearing in... more »
  • S.C. trooper uses emojis to deliver drunken driving message

    June 25, 2016 3:36 PM

    ANDERSON, S.C. - South Carolina is starting a campaign against drinking and driving based on a trooper's tweets using the little graphic icons called emojis on his smartphone. The Anderson Independent-Mail reports the Highway Patrol already has 130 billboards up and will include Sgt. Bob Beres' message at convenience stores... more »
  • 1 year after church shooting, much is the same in Charleston

    June 17, 2016 11:28 AM

    CHARLESTON - After nine black parishioners were slain at a Charleston church, South Carolina did what many thought would never happen: It moved the Confederate flag off Statehouse grounds. The June 2015 massacre resonated across the country as streets, parks and even lakes were stripped of the names of Confederates.... more »
  • Bonnie makes for bad beach day in S. Carolina

    May 29, 2016 3:22 PM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Tropical Depression Bonnie is making for another bad beach day along the South Carolina coast. Hilton Head Island Shore Beach Service Operations Manager Mike Wagner says he had hopes when the skies brightened Sunday morning. But he says the downpours have returned. The National Weather Service estimates... more »
  • Tropical Storm Bonnie has slowed down, for now

    May 28, 2016 4:46 PM

    CHARLESTON - Tropical Storm Bonnie has not moved much during the past few hours but it is expected to pick up some speed Saturday night. The National Hurricane Center says the storm, located about 135 miles from Charleston, continues to produce rain across coastal South Carolina making for a wet... more »
  • GOP governors ask FCC to address illegal prison cellphones

    May 24, 2016 10:19 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is among 10 Republican governors urging the Federal Communications Commission to give states more autonomy in combatting cellphone use by inmates who have them illegally in prison. Haley on Monday wrote to FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler encouraging him to give states... more »
  • Tigers Get Defensive in 2-0 Win Over Gamecocks

    April 24, 2016 5:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A pair of runs would be all the No. 14 LSU softball team would need to score in the finale of its SEC series on Sunday, as some defensive stops and a solid pitching performance from freshman Sydney Smith in the circle proved to be the difference... more »
  • Teacher sues district after student spread nude photos

    March 18, 2016 6:13 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A South Carolina teacher who resigned after a student spread nude pictures of her through text messages and social media has sued her former employer, saying she wants her dignity back after being forced to quit. Attorneys for Leigh Anne Arthur sued the Union County school district... more »
  • Baton Rouge included in Round 1 voting poll for best college town

    March 16, 2016 6:06 PM

    CHARLESTON - A South Carolina website, GardenandGun.com , has put together a bracket of 32 of the South’s most beloved college towns. The bracket includes cities and towns that are homes to big football dynasties, tight-knit academic communities, and even military and art schools. The site kept it to populations... more »
  • Mitchell scores 24 in No. 3 South Carolina's 75-39 victory

    February 28, 2016 6:13 PM

    COLUMBIA - Tiffany Mitchell scored a season-high 24 points and No. 3 South Carolina finished a perfect run through the Southeastern Conference with a dominating 75-3 victory over LSU on Sunday. The Gamecocks (28-1), who wrapped up their third straight regular-season league crown last week, joined the 2011 Tennessee squad... more »
  • With big win, Clinton heads to Super Tuesday with momentum

    February 28, 2016 4:00 PM

    COLUMBIA - Hillary Clinton has resoundingly reclaimed her standing as the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination with a lopsided victory in South Carolina. And it's a win over Bernie Sanders that doubles as a strong send off toward Super Tuesday. For Sanders, the roughly 50-point defeat on Saturday crystalizes... more »
  • Clinton scores commanding win in South Carolina

    February 27, 2016 4:27 PM

    COLUMBIA - Hillary Clinton has won the Democratic presidential primary in South Carolina. She won the overwhelming support of black voters on her way to a commanding victory over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The win for Clinton is her third in the first four contests of the 2016 campaign. And... more »
  • Trump's rivals running out of time to stop him

    February 21, 2016 3:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's rivals are running out of time to stop him. After Saturday's dominant performance in South Carolina, a close look at the calendar of upcoming elections suggests the New York billionaire's rivals have until mid-March to slow him down. After that, their only chance to keep Trump... more »
  • Donald Trump wins South Carolina Republican primary

    February 20, 2016 7:34 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Donald Trump has won the South Carolina Republican primary, a second-straight victory for the billionaire real estate mogul after his first-place finish in New Hampshire. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are in close race for second. Exit polls taken in South Carolina... more »
  • GOP candidates in high-stakes chess match in South Carolina

    February 17, 2016 11:18 AM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Marco Rubio are locked in a high-stakes political chess match in South Carolina, strategically moving money and other campaign resources around in a bid to pull ahead in the Republican primary race - or at least keep their campaigns afloat if they... more »
  • Fiorinia Tweets that she's quitting GOP race

    February 10, 2016 3:20 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Carly Fiorina is dropping out of the 2016 Republican presidential race. The former technology executive announced on Twitter that she is suspending her campaign. Today, I am suspending my campaign. My full statement is here: https://t.co/8QElLZoc1W — Carly Fiorina (@CarlyFiorina) February 10, 2016 ... more »
  • Chris Christie expected to quit GOP race

    February 10, 2016 12:55 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to drop out of the 2016 race for the White House after finishing sixth in the New Hampshire primary. That's according to a two people familiar with his plans, who spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of... more »
  • Almost 2,400 counterfeit hoverboards seized in Charleston

    February 10, 2016 12:21 PM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Customs agents have seized almost 2,400 counterfeit hoverboards at the Port of Charleston. U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a release Tuesday saying that the boards were seized at the docks last month. The so-called hoverboards - which are two-wheeled, motorized scooters - were made in China... more »
  • South Carolina Senate committee OKs bill to track refugees

    January 27, 2016 4:01 PM

    COLUMBIA - A bill requiring state police to track refugees coming to South Carolina and to hold their sponsors liable for damages if they commit an act of terrorism is on its way to the floor of the state Senate. A Senate committee approved the measure on Wednesday. A spokesman... more »
  • Democratic candidates speak at King Day rally

    January 18, 2016 2:03 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - All three Democratic presidential candidates are in South Carolina speaking at the state NAACP's rally on the holiday to commemorate civil rights leader Martin Luther King. Hillary Clinton was the only candidate Monday to discuss at length the Confederate flag that was removed from the capitol grounds... more »
  • King rally out of Confederate flag's shadow

    January 18, 2016 12:03 PM

    COLUMBIA, S. C. - About 1,000 people have gathered under chilly and sunny skies at South Carolina's Statehouse to remember slain civil rights leader the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. For the past 17 years, civil rights leaders have used the holiday to argue for the removal of the Confederate... more »
  • Sessions' foul shot lifts No. 2 South Carolina to 59-58 win

    January 17, 2016 4:03 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A'ja Wilson scored 26 points and Khadijah Sessions hit the game-winning free throw with 0.9 seconds left to keep No. 2 South Carolina undefeated with a 59-58 victory over No. 15 Texas A&M on Sunday. The Gamecocks (17-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) held their biggest lead at 55-49... more »
  • Haley's response to Obama not 1st time on national stage

    January 6, 2016 11:12 AM

    COLUMBIA - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's selection to give the Republican response to the State of the Union address won't be her debut on the national stage. Haley drew wide praise for her leadership after the June 17 slaying of nine parishioners of historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston... more »
  • Gov. Haley to give Republican response to State of Union

    January 5, 2016 4:37 PM

    COLUMBIA - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will give the Republican response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell jointly announced Tuesday that Haley will deliver the address following Obama's Jan. 12 speech. Haley says she's honored she... more »
  • US marshal kills South Carolina suspect

    January 3, 2016 2:16 PM

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Authorities say a U.S. Marshals Service deputy in South Dakota shot and killed a man wanted in a homicide in South Carolina. Sioux Falls Police Officer Sam Clemens says authorities received a tip that 37-year-old Lonnie Haskell Powers Jr., of Summerville, South Carolina, was in Sioux... more »
  • Authorities: Hoverboard explodes inside South Carolina home

    December 30, 2015 1:05 PM

    MAULDIN - Authorities say a hoverboard has exploded inside a South Carolina home, causing a small fire but no injuries. The Mauldin Fire Department tells local news outlets one of the popular toys exploded inside a home Tuesday afternoon. Fire Department Lt. Christopher Walker says two teens at the home... more »
  • Security is focus at churches, mosques amid heightened fears

    December 19, 2015 8:00 PM

    UNDATED - Religious congregations across the United States are concentrating on safety like never before following a season of violence, from the slaughter unleashed in June by a white shooter at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, to the killings this month in San Bernardino, California. The Council... more »
  • Republican sends Confederate Christmas card to colleagues

    December 3, 2015 5:52 PM

    COLUMBIA - A South Carolina lawmaker has sent out a Christmas card featuring a photo of the Confederate flag that refers to "memories of a happier time" and suggests those who voted to remove the flag from in front of the Statehouse ask God for forgiveness for their "betrayal." Rep.... more »
  • South Carolina may pay $5M for Confederate flag display

    December 3, 2015 3:15 PM

    COLUMBIA - Taxpayers may be shelling out more than $5 million for a new Confederate flag display at a museum. The flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds this summer after 50 years in the wake of the massacre of nine black church members in Charleston. State law... more »
  • Fournette jersey auction explodes in final minutes Play Video

    November 7, 2015 12:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bidding exploded during the final minutes Monday of LSU's Leonard Fournette charity jersey auction , and pushed the money raised for charity above the six-figure mark. The bidding had reached $40,000 earlier Monday morning. As the auction approached the 11 a.m. cutoff the bidding picked up... more »
  • Pharrell Williams to perform at church where 9 were killed

    October 30, 2015 9:05 AM

    CHARLESTON - Pop superstar Pharrell Williams is scheduled to perform with a gospel choir Sunday at the South Carolina church where nine black parishioners were shot and killed. Multiple news outlets report that Williams' appearance at Emanuel AME Church is part of a program on race relations being produced by... more »
  • Sheriff fires school officer after class arrest Play Video

    October 28, 2015 12:18 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A South Carolina sheriff says he has fired a school officer after video showed him flipping a teen backward out of her desk and tossing her across a classroom. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Wednesday that Senior Deputy Ben Fields has been fired. He had... more »
  • Federal probe sought after officer drags student from desk Play Video

    October 27, 2015 11:39 AM

    COLUMBIA, S. C. - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has asked the FBI in South Carolina to investigate the confrontation between a school resource officer and a female high school student in Columbia. Sheriff's Lt. Curtis Wilson said in a statement Tuesday that Lott has followed up the request with... more »
  • Sheriff seeks information on officer-student confrontation

    October 27, 2015 7:52 AM

    COLUMBIA- Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has asked the FBI in South Carolina to investigate the confrontation between a school resource officers and a female high school student in Columbia. Sheriff's Lt. Curtis Wilson said in a statement Tuesday that Lott has followed up the request with a letter to... more »
  • Confederate flag creates sticky situation during Mississippi elections

    October 17, 2015 11:10 AM

    McCOMB, Miss. - South Carolina removed a Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse grounds weeks after the June massacre of nine worshippers at a historic black church. While the attack prompted debate about the public display of Old South symbols, Mississippi is still flying a state flag with the... more »
  • Fans give $40,000 for flood relief at LSU vs USC

    October 13, 2015 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People who attended the football game between LSU and the University of South Carolina gave generously to flood relief efforts in that state this past weekend. The American Red Cross chapter in Baton Rouge said fans gave more than $40,000 to the more than 40 volunteers... more »

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