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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

SC inmates' music headed to White House

COLUMBIA - A group of musicians affiliated with Carnegie Hall are taking music created by inmates at one of South Carolina's most dangerous prisons to the White House.
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mother of 5 slain children sues agency

COLUMBIA - The mother of five Lexing­ton County children who police say were killed by their father in 2014 says the state's social services agency knew the father was a threat and did nothing ...
By Meg Kinnard

Feds seek to dismiss SC nuclear fuel suit

COLUMBIA - South Carolina's lawsuit calling for million-dollar fines and plutonium removal should be dismissed because the state is wrongly interpreting the laws governing a long-delayed nuclear ...
By Meg Kinnard

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

South Carolina entrepreneur won't face charges in shooting

COLUMBIA - The founder of the clothing company Southern Tide won't face charges for fatally shooting another man who trespassed on the South Carolina estate of the entrepreneur, authorities said ...
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Aiken couple says police search still humiliating

AIKEN - Silent tears stream down Lakeya Hicks' face as she recalls Oct. 2, 2014, a day that should have been a happy memory as she and her husband drove the car they had recently and proudly ...
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

SC officials seek federal help to block cell signals at prisons

COLUMBIA - South Carolina officials on Wed­nesday renewed their call for federal help in dealing with the dangers of cellphones behind prison walls.
By Meg Kinnard

Friday, April 1, 2016

Group wants to join state lawsuit over mixed-oxide fuel project

COLUMBIA - An economic development group is seeking to be part of South Carolina's lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy for the agency's failure to meet a Jan. 1 nuclear fuel deadline.
By Meg Kinnard

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

City will pay $2.15 million to settle suit over fatal shooting by officer

The $2.15 million settlement doesn't admit fault on the part of the city of Seneca, the police chief or the officer who shot and killed the unarmed man during an attempted undercover drug arrest ...
By Meg Kinnard

SC attorney general defends firing special prosecutor

COLUMBIA - South Ca­rolina's attorney general defended his decision to fire a special prosecutor he had appointed to investigate corruption in South Carolina's Legislature, saying he didn't ...
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

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 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
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