Stories 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

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Charleston gains on largest SC city

COLUMBIA- Rapid growth in Charleston means that Columbia is in danger of losing its place as the largest city in South Carolina, according to U.S. Census Bureau numbers.
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Former SC State board chairman sentenced to 5 years

COLUMBIA - During a lengthy and at times tearful hearing in Columbia, the former board chairman of South Carolina State University was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for his role in a ...
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, April 27, 2015

Longtime SC sheriff sent to prison for year

The man who had been South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff was sentenced Monday to one year and one day in prison after pleading guilty in a corruption scheme.
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Death by SC firing squad proposed

COLUMBIA - A proposal introduced in South Carolina on Wednesday would add death by firing squad to the state's list of approved execution methods.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, March 20, 2015

DSS wants child endangerment suit dismissed

COLUMBIA - State officials want a lawsuit accusing South Carolina's child welfare agency of endangering children in its care to be dismissed, saying it is an attempt to force the court system to ...
By Meg Kinnard
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