Stories by Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Friendship Nine to have records erased

COLUMBIA - Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still ...
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015

Man sentenced for sending drone to prison

COLUMBIA - A man has been sentenced to 15 years for trying to use a drone to smuggle contraband into a maximum-security South Carolina prison.
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015

Prosecutor urging tougher penalties for domestic abusers

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's top prosecutor implored lawmakers to implement a range of penalties for the state's criminal domestic violence offenses.
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Lawsuit: DSS fails to provide for SC children's basic needs

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's child welfare agency is endangering kids by failing to provide them with basic health care, according to a federal lawsuit.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

SC legislator hopes to alter hospital building program

COLUMBIA - South Car­olina legislators might finally be in position this year to overhaul regulations for building or expanding medical facilities.
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Former sheriff Metts pleads guilty in bribery case

South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff pleaded guilty Tuesday in his second attempt to wrap up a federal bribery conspiracy case.
By Meg Kinnard

Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014

White ex-cop charged in killing of black man in South Carolina

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - A white former police chief was indicted on murder charges in the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed black man, a case that instantly drew comparisons to Ferguson and the ...
By Meg Kinnard

Murder charge for white SC cop

ORANGEBURG, S.C. - A white police chief who fatally shot an unarmed black man in South Carolina in 2011 was charged with murder, and his lawyer accused prosecutors of taking advantage of national ...
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Judge sets bond for ex-state Sen. Ford

COLUMBIA - Former Sen. Robert Ford was allowed to remain free on bond Wednesday on eight charges that include misconduct in office, forgery and ethics violations.
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014

SC sheriff's lawyers: Charges should be dismissed

COLUMBIA - Attorneys for South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff will soon argue in court that some charges in a federal corruption case against their client should be dismissed.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

Former senator indicted on misconduct, forgery charges

COLUMBIA - Former Sen. Robert Ford has been indicted on eight charges that include misconduct in office, forgery and ethics violations, state prosecutors said Friday.
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014

Judge lets SC same-sex marriage suit proceed

The primary challenge to South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage has been allowed to proceed in that the plaintiffs can move forward with their lawsuit against the state's top prosecutor.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Marriage ban harmful to kids of gay parents, nonprofit says

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's ban on same-sex marriage is harmful to children with gay parents, according to a court filing this week by a children's rights group.
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

DHEC: SC infant mortality lowest in decades

The state's rate of babies dying before their first birthday in 2013 was 6.9 deaths per 1,000 babies born, according to Department of Health and Environmental Control director Catherine Templeton.
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Scott, challengers tackle issues in Senate debate

COLUMBIA - U.S. Sen. Tim Scott shared a debate stage with his opponents for the first time, discussing a range of issues from the power of incumbency to foreign affairs.
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Woman sues to use wife's name on South Carolina driver's license

COLUMBIA - A woman who says South Carolina officials refused to let her use her wife's family name on her driver's license has filed a federal lawsuit, another in a string of recent cases ...
By Meg Kinnard

SC DMV sued of woman name change

COLUMBIA- Another lawsuit has been filed over South Carolina's same-sex marriage ban.
By Meg Kinnard

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Harrell quits, pleads guilty

COLUMBIA - Suspended South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell has pleaded guilty to six campaign fiance violations and agreed to resign from office.
By Meg Kinnard

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

School funding, standards are focus of SC superintendent debate

COLUMBIA - Both major party candidates to be South Carolina's top educator said they support the idea of revamping school funding guidelines and are looking at a more equitable way to do so.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014

DSS outlines plan to hire, keep caseworkers

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Outlining plans to add 221 employees to help protect South Carolina's abused and neglected children, the acting director told lawmakers Friday that she is working to make ...
By Meg Kinnard
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NFL probes Falcon 'fake' crowd noise

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons are being investigated for piping in fake crowd noise through the Georgia Dome's sound system for the past two seasons.
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