Stories by Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016

Haley asks attorney general to sue feds over MOX project

COLUMBIA - Gov. Nikki Haley on Tuesday moved forward with her threat to sue the U.S. Department of Energy for the agency's failure to meet a Jan. 1 nuclear fuel deadline, asking South Carolina's ...
By Meg Kinnard

Veteran exaggerated impairment, scams government

A Navy veteran has been convicted of scamming federal agencies out of more than $1.5 million in benefits by exaggerating the impairment of his multiple sclerosis.
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016

SC lawmaker seeks journalist registry

COLUMBIA - South Carolina journalists would be required to register with the government before reporting the state's news under a bill introduced Tuesday by a Republ­ican state lawmaker who linked ...
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, Jan. 11, 2016

Feds suggest state drop limits on medical projects

COLUMBIA - The federal government on Monday recommended that South Carolina repeal requirements that health facilities get state permission for many kinds of construction and expansion, backing up ...
By Meg Kinnard

Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

Haley gives more time to panel looking at domestic violence

COLUMBIA - Progress is being made in South Carolina's fight against domestic violence, but more time is needed to study the problem and come up with ways to combat it, Gov. Nikki Haley said Thursday.
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Ex-SC House member indicted after harassment claim

COLUMBIA - Former state Rep. Nelson Hardwick has been indicted in connection with a sexual harassment complaint from a House staffer, South Carolina's top prosecutor announced Monday.
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

Sheriff fires deputy for tossing teen across classroom floor

A deputy who flipped a disruptive student out of her desk and tossed her across her math class floor was fired on Wednesday.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, Sept. 18, 2015

Friend knew of Charleston shooting plans, indictment says

COLUMBIA - Dylann Roof's friend knew about his plans to shoot black church members during Bible study in Charleston, didn't report it and lied to the FBI after the massacre of nine people, ...
By Meg Kinnard

Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

Friend of Charleston church shooting suspect arrested

COLUMBIA - A friend of the suspect in the Charleston church shootings was arrested Thursday, more than a month after authorities told him he was under federal investigation for lying to them and ...
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015

South Carolina first in nation for violence against women

South Caro­lina has again ranked worst in the nation for deadly violence against women, according to a report released Tuesday by the Violence Policy Center.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

Body camera footage leads to SC officer's firing

COLUMBIA — A Simpsonville police officer has been fired after body camera footage backed up fellow officers’ complaints about excessive force.
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, Sept. 7, 2015

March participants say Haley has more to learn about race

Gov. Nikki Haley might have diversity in her background but has a warped sense of racial reality in South Carolina and is misguided on racial harmony, Rev. Joseph Darby told a crowd of around 500 ...
By Meg Kinnard

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Families of shooting victims lead rally in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The pastor of a Charleston church where nine black worshippers were shot to death earlier this year led a march Saturday of good will, remembrance and hopes for the triumph of ...
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

Governors aim to block detainee transfers

COLUMBIA - The governors of South Carolina and Kansas wrote to the Obama administration, threatening to sue if detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are brought to military installations in either ...
By Meg Kinnard

Saturday, Aug 22, 2015

Former South Carolina inmate returns to prison to help

Now, thanks to a prison-sponsored program that helped her kick her drug habit, former inmate Dana Mallette has returned to South Carolina's corrections system, this time as a therapist helping ...
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Church shooting suspect indicted on 33 counts

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The man accused of slaying nine black church members in Charleston last month has been indicted on dozens of federal charges, according to a federal law enforcement official.
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Charleston suspect indicted on three new charges

COLUMBIA - The man accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston has been indicted on three new charges of attempted murder.
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, July 6, 2015

SC House overturns many of Haley's vetoes on funding

The South Carolina House voted to override most of the vetoes by Gov. Nikki Haley it's considered thus far, including more than $2.1 million for her own alma mater, Clemson University.
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Statue of white supremacist, former SC governor vandalized

COLUMBIA - Red paint was seen dripping Tuesday from the statute of "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman on the Statehouse grounds in Columbia.
By Meg Kinnard

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Ex-South Carolina state Sen. Ford sentenced to probation

COLUMBIA — Former state Senator Robert Ford must serve five years of probation on charges connected to an ethics case involving campaign funds spent on personal expenses.
By Meg Kinnard
 
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