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  • Fournette jersey auction explodes in final minutes check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Spurrier steps down, takes blame for USC's slide check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 13, 2015 12:23 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Steve Spurrier told reporters Tuesday he is resigning as head coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks after the team's 0-4 conference start in the SEC. "I'm stepping aside," Spurrier said. "I think it's the best thing for South Carolina football." Spurrier said he felt it... more »
  • Reports: After loss to Tigers, Spurrier retires

    October 12, 2015 9:48 PM

    COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA - Fresh off a loss to the LSU Tigers, media outlets are reporting USC will part ways with its coach through Steve Spurrier's retirement. Reports indicate the team was notified following practice Monday evening. USC lost to the Tigers Saturday, 24-45. The Gamecocks were the home... more »
  • LSU making plans to auction Fournette's jersey check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 12, 2015 7:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Everyone knows that Leonard Fournette is talented on the field, but not everyone knows Leonard, the person. After Saturday's game, the Heisman favorite announced his contribution to South Carolina, which caught everyone by surprise. "I would like to auction off my game jersey as is... more »
  • NCAA will let Fournette auction jersey

    October 11, 2015 11:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Leonard Fournette can auction the purple No. 7 jersey he wore in Saturday's game against the Gamecocks and donate the proceeds to South Carolina flood victims. Fournette made history in the jersey by becoming the fastest to 1,000 yards in a season at LSU, which has... more »
  • Couple won't make wedding guests choose between nuptials, LSU game check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 9, 2015 10:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's common knowledge that football fans or people with friends for football fans plan big events when LSU is out of town or has a bye-week. So, When SEC officials announced Tiger Stadium would be hosting the South Carolina Gamecocks this weekend, some people scrambled to... more »
  • Special greetings, deals planned to welcome S. Carolina fans check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 8, 2015 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - When University of South Carolina fans arrive in Baton Rouge for this weekend's game against LSU, they'll find special greetings prepared to give them a warm Louisiana welcome. The Convention and Visitor's Bureau said Lamar Advertising will use electronic billboards around Baton Rouge to display special... more »
  • ESPN to carry LSU vs USC on Saturday

    October 8, 2015 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Kickoff and television times have been finalized for Saturday's game at LSU. LSU said ESPN will televise their game against South Carolina Saturday in Tiger Stadium at 2:30 p.m. Saturday's 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff will air on ESPN. Details: http://t.co/2UxzPV8LPd Tickets: http://t.co/DDOu2XrChx pic.twitter.com/6WtlFtPavz —... more »
  • Slow start to ticket sales for Saturday's LSU, USC game check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 8, 2015 8:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE- General admission tickets for this weekend's LSU football game are on sale to the general public. Saturday's game against South Carolina was originally supposed to be played in Columbia, but was moved to Tiger Stadium due to historic flooding conditions throughout the state of South Carolina. Tickets... more »
  • Red Cross to raise money for South Carolina at Tiger Stadium Saturday

    October 7, 2015 9:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Red Cross is teaming up with LSU to help with disaster relief when LSU hosts USC for a USC home game at Tiger Stadium. “ LSU fans are always stepping up, and generously, to care for our neighbors facing and recovering from disasters – especially... more »
  • Golden Band planning to play USC alma mater Saturday check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 7, 2015 9:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Tiger Band is practicing a few different notes to help South Carolina fans feel at home Saturday. Director of Athletic Bands/Director of the "Golden Band from Tigerland" Roy King says he called the band director at USC to get the sheet music to their alma... more »
  • LSU ticket sales going to South Carolina check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 7, 2015 5:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU said ticket proceeds from Saturday's game against the University of South Carolina will be given to that school, after LSU covers its own expenses for hosting the matchup. The university said tickets for the game this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. will be released in waves,... more »
  • LSU Athletics: Parking situation normal for LSU/South Carolina

    October 7, 2015 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite the unusual circumstances, LSU Athletics says normal game day parking policies and procedures will be in effect for Saturday’s South Carolina game. Following tragic flooding in Columbia, SC, it was announced Wednesday that the game, originally scheduled to take place in South Carolina, will take... more »
  • Businesses see green with LSU game moving to Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 7, 2015 4:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses near the Northgate district at LSU are seeing green following the announcement that the LSU and South Carolina Game will be played in the Capital City. The announcement came just before 11 a.m. The game is being moved here since South Carolina is dealing with... more »
  • LSU says USC game to kick off at 2:30 p.m. Play Video

    October 7, 2015 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU and the University of South Carolina said Wednesday they will move this weekend's game to Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge due to historic flooding happening in South Carolina. LSU Football posted on Twitter that kickoff will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. #LSU vs.... more »
  • Water supply in jeopardy for 375,000 people in SC

    October 7, 2015 9:42 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C.- Crews are working to repair a breach in the Columbia canal that is threatening the main water supply for 375,000 people. Columbia Utilities Director Joey Jaco says officials were working Wednesday to build a rock dam a few hundred feet north of the breach, which is near the... more »
  • USC vs LSU move to Baton Rouge being discussed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 6, 2015 1:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials in Louisiana and South Carolina said they're considering moving this weekend's game between LSU and USC to Tiger Stadium because of historic flooding in Columbia. USC Athletic Director Ray Tanner said Tuesday that while Williams-Brice Stadium is fine and the field is okay, the school... more »
  • Death toll from South Carolina flooding rises to 16

    October 6, 2015 11:44 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - State public safety officials say 16 people have been killed in a storm that dumped historic levels of rain on South Carolina. The Department of Public Safety says that eight people have drowned in South Carolina and six people died in traffic accidents. Two other people... more »
  • Les Miles: LSU still traveling for S. Carolina game

    October 5, 2015 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU head football coach Les Miles said plans are still in place for the Tigers to play in South Carolina this weekend, despite punishing floods and rains which could push damage into the billions of dollars there and which have caused 12 deaths so far. The... more »
  • What is your 1 in 1,000 Year Rainfall?

    October 5, 2015 2:49 PM

    "We are at a 1,000-year level of rain. That's how big this is," said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Haley has some of the key numbers in there, but isn’t necessarily summing up the historic flood event properly. With more than 20” in some locations, much of South... more »
  • SC governor says danger isn't over

    October 5, 2015 1:24 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says the rain is starting to back off after inundating the state, but she is still warning people that the danger is not over. She says officials will be closely following a wave of floodwater Monday as it moves across the state... more »
  • Church shooting suspect's friend pleads not guilty

    September 18, 2015 11:49 AM

    CHARLESTON, SC - The friend of a white man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in Charleston has pleaded not guilty to charges of lying to authorities and concealing information about the crime. Twenty-one-year-old Joey Meek pleaded not guilty before a federal magistrate in Columbia on Friday. The... more »
  • South Carolina officer fired after body camera footage backs up complaints

    September 11, 2015 3:45 PM

    COLUMBIA- A South Carolina lawman has been fired after body camera footage backed up fellow officers' complaints about excessive force. Simpsonville Police Chief Keith Grounsell told local media outlets Thursday that Officer Brian Kurta was fired from the department late last month. Grounsell says an internal investigation was conducted after... more »
  • Civil War explosives

    September 9, 2015 8:52 PM

    COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA- Utility company workers will soon begin removing 74 metallic objects found in the Congaree River that may be possible Civil War munitions left over from when U.S. General William T. Sherman attacked Columbia in 1865. Consultants recently discovered evidence that indicates the munitions were seized from... more »
  • Prison workers taken hostage by inmates in South Carolina

    September 6, 2015 2:16 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)- Authorities say inmates took two employees hostage at a maximum security state prison in South Carolina, but they were released without suffering serious injuries. Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said that the hostage situation lasted around six hours Saturday at Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia. Givens... more »
  • Prosecutor mulling death penalty to discuss church slayings

    September 3, 2015 11:18 AM

    COLUMBIA - A South Carolina prosecutor considering whether to pursue the death penalty for a white man charged with killing nine black churchgoers says she will hold a news conference on the case Thursday afternoon. Solicitor Scarlett Wilson's office says she'll address media at 2:45 p.m. Thursday at her office... more »
  • No prison for ex-police chief in unarmed black man's death

    September 1, 2015 4:22 PM

    COLUMBIA - A judge has sentenced a white former South Carolina police chief to a year of home detention, but no prison time in the on-duty fatal shooting of an unarmed black man. Richard Combs pleaded guilty Tuesday to misconduct in office. Prosecutors agreed to drop a murder charge against... more »
  • Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

    July 31, 2015 12:49 PM

    CHARLESTON, SC - A federal magistrate entered not guilty pleas on 33 federal charges, including for hate crimes, for a white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston. During Friday's hearing for 21-year-old Dylann Roof, his attorney told U.S. Magistrate Judge Bristow Marchant that... more »
  • In South Carolina, Clinton hails Confederate flag's removal

    July 23, 2015 11:47 AM

    WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. - Hillary Rodham Clinton has praised South Carolina leaders for removing the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds. But the Democratic presidential candidate says that action was only symbolic, and that all people in the country should unite behind the rallying cry - "black lives matter." During... more »
  • SC flagpole also pulled down

    July 10, 2015 4:40 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - The 30-foot tall flagpole where the Confederate flag flew for 15 years on the front lawn of the South Carolina Capitol has been pulled down. A crane yanked the pole from the ground about 2:20 p.m. Friday, just over four hours after the flag was removed. The... more »
  • Confederate flag is removed in South Carolina

    July 10, 2015 10:17 AM

    COLUMBIA- The Confederate flag has been removed from a flagpole on the grounds of the South Carolina Statehouse, where it has had a presence for 54 years. The rebel banner was taken down Friday morning by a Highway Patrol honor guard in a ceremony attended by thousands who cheered at... more »
  • South Carolina governor signs flag bill removing Confederate flag

    July 9, 2015 1:08 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina's governor has signed a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds, more than 50 years after it was raised in protest of the civil rights movement. Gov. Nikki Haley signed the bill Thursday on the second floor of the Statehouse, where through... more »
  • Amendment to have popular vote on flag fails

    July 8, 2015 5:39 PM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - An amendment that would have let voters decide on whether to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina Capitol has been defeated. The amendment saw the most debate of Wednesday's session before it was set aside on a 71-48 vote. The popular... more »
  • SC Senate gives final OK to Confederate flag removal

    July 7, 2015 12:33 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - The South Carolina Senate has given final approval to a bill to remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the Capitol. The 36-3 vote Tuesday after a similar vote Monday now sends the bill to the House, where it faces a less certain future. Republicans met... more »
  • F-16, small plane collide over S. Carolina

    July 7, 2015 12:32 PM

    CHARLESTON, SC - An Air Force spokeswoman says the pilot of a crashed F-16 fighter jet ejected to safety. Maj. Morshe Araujo, a spokeswoman at Air Force headquarters at the Pentagon, says the F-16 originated from Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. Araujo says the pilot of the jet,... more »
  • South Carolina Senate votes to remove Confederate flag

    July 6, 2015 4:18 PM

    COLUMBIA, SC - The South Carolina Senate has voted to remove the Confederate flag from a pole on Statehouse grounds. The 37-3 vote Monday allows the state to remove the flag and the flagpole where it flies as soon as it passes the House and is signed by Gov. Nikki... more »
  • Church fires common, but usually not the result of arson

    July 2, 2015 3:19 PM

    GREELEYVILLE, SC - While investigators probe the cause of a fire that destroyed a rural black church in South Carolina, statistics show church fires aren't unusual and happen dozens of times a week across the nation. Estimates from the National Fire Protection Association indicate that in the five years from... more »
  • Official: Fire at South Carolina black church wasn't arson

    July 1, 2015 1:07 PM

    GREELEYVILLE, S.C. - The latest church fire in South Carolina does not appear to be a criminal act, according to two sources familiar with the investigation. Officials said investigators from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were on scene at Mt. Zion AME Church in Greeleyville,... more »
  • Survey: South Carolina legislators have enough support to remove Confederate Flag

    June 29, 2015 5:43 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - A survey of South Carolina legislators shows there's enough support to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote. The Post and Courier newspaper, the South Carolina Press Association and The Associated Press asked all lawmakers how they intend to vote. At... more »
  • Vandals target Confederate monuments in half-dozen states

    June 26, 2015 8:52 AM

    ST. LOUIS- Vandals are targeting memorials dedicated to the Confederacy, leaving graffiti on the monuments in parks and outside government buildings. This week, the slogan "Black lives matter" was painted on memorials in a half-dozen states. The graffiti reflects the racial tension that permeates post-Ferguson America, more than a week... more »
  • S.C. Sons of Confederate Veterans vow to keep flag

    June 25, 2015 2:55 PM

    CHARLESTON, SC - The South Carolina division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans vows to fight lawmakers who want to remove the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds. But commander Leland Summers said Thursday they don't want to talk about their plans yet out of respect for the families of... more »
  • SC House agrees to take up flag removal

    June 23, 2015 2:09 PM

    CHARLESTON, S. C. - A South Carolina senator has proposed a bill that would move the Confederate flag from the Statehouse to a relic room in a museum. Democratic Sen. Vincent Sheheen introduced the bill Tuesday. It would move the flag from a 30-foot pole in front of the Statehouse... more »
  • 'Star Wars' actor's flight from S. Carolina cops hit 120 mph

    June 23, 2015 2:03 PM

    WALTERBORO, SC - A former child actor who starred in one of the "Star Wars" movie prequels was in an all-out flight from South Carolina law officers that hit speeds of about 120 miles an hour, according to details of Jake Broadbent's arrest released Tuesday. Broadbent performed under the name... more »
  • Hundreds gather for S. C. anti-Confederate flag ceremony

    June 23, 2015 11:20 AM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Several hundred people are at a Confederate flag rally in front of the South Carolina Statehouse, urging legislators to remove the flag. People chanted "bring it down, bring it down" as the rally got started. One of the people there was Tom Clements, who says he loved... more »
  • Report: Walmart to remove Confederate flag items

    June 22, 2015 7:50 PM

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Walmart, the world's largest retailer, told CNN Monday it will remove all Confederate flag merchandise from its stores in the wake of a deadly church shooting in South Carolina. The announcement came the same day that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said she supported removing the... more »
  • Governor says it's time Confederate flag comes down at S. C. dome

    June 22, 2015 12:49 PM

    CHARLESTON - Southern Carolina Governor Nikki Haley reversed her position on the flying of the Confederate flag at the state's capitol Monday, saying it should be taken down. The Republican governor's about-face comes after nine black churchgoers were shot and killed in Charleston. Authorities said a young white man... more »
  • Charleston suspect made racial remark during shooting

    June 19, 2015 12:29 PM

    CHARLESTON, SC - President Barack Obama says it is not sufficient simply to grieve over the South Carolina church shootings. Obama is making a vigorous new call for gun control after the deaths of nine at a black church in Charleston. He says some have misinterpreted his comments at the... more »
  • Charleston shooting took place at 1 of oldest black churches

    June 18, 2015 11:34 AM

    CHARLESTON, SC - The slayings of nine people in Charleston wrote a grim new chapter into the history of one of the oldest black churches in the South. Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is often referred to as "Mother Emanuel." Its pastor, The Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, was... more »
  • Friend details racist comment from church shooting suspect

    June 18, 2015 9:09 AM

    CHARLESTON, SC - A friend says the white man accused of killing nine people inside a historic black church in Charleston had told him recently that black people were taking over the world and that something needed to be done for the white race. Joseph Meek Jr. told The Associated... more »
  • LSU baseball caps off SEC Championship with 8-1 win over South Carolina

    May 16, 2015 11:42 PM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Freshman right-hander Alex Lange limited South Carolina to one run on one hit in five innings, and top-ranked LSU pounded out 11 hits as the Tigers defeated South Carolina, 8-1, at Carolina Stadium. Lange(10-0) combined with relievers Jesse Stallings, Hunter Newman, Zac Person and Alden Cartwright... more »
  • LSU slips against South Carolina 10-7

    May 15, 2015 10:05 AM

    COLUMBIA, S.C. - Three bases loaded walks in the 7th proved to be the difference in LSU's 10-7 loss to South Carolina. The Tigers at one time led 6-2 in the 6th, before the Gamecocks scored 4 in the bottom 6th to tie it at 6. Then in the... more »
  • Man shot by police had much to celebrate in recent months

    April 10, 2015 1:09 PM

    NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. - In the weeks before he was killed by a police officer, Walter Lamer Scott had much to celebrate. The South Carolina man turned 50 in February. His temporary job as forklift operator was going so well his boss was determined to hire him permanently. And his... more »
  • SC officer to be charged with murder after video of shooting surfaces

    April 7, 2015 5:39 PM

    CHARLESTON, S.C. - Officials in Charleston, S.C. announced that a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man over the weekend will be charged with murder after video of the shooting surfaced. According to ABC News the video showed North Charleston officer Michael Slager shooting 50-year-old Walter 'Lamar'... more »

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