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SC gets home-ported cruise liner

CHARLESTON, S.C. - South Carolina is ushering in a new era of tourism with the first cruise liner to be permanently based in the state. The Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Fantasy arrived in port Tuesday morning as a sail boat fired a gun in salute and a tug boat escorting the ship sent arc...

05/18/10 - 10:06am

Columbia County road closing Thursday

  •   Columbia County motorists will face a temporary road closure Thursday for all through-traffic on Park West Drive.  The road closure will prevent any traffic from using Park West Drive between CDP Industrial Boulevard and Old Wheeler Road. The closure takes place from 9 a.m. to 5...

    05/18/10 - 9:41am

SC police kill robbery, assault suspect

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. - Police in South Carolina have shot and killed a man who investigators say robbed a store, abducted and assaulted a woman. Multiple media outlets reported the shooting happened near Summerville High School late Monday morning. Summerville Police Capt. Jon Rogers says the...

05/18/10 - 8:25am

Ga. police officer kills fox after attacks

TYRONE, Ga. - Police in Tyrone say a police officer killed a fox after the animal bit three men at a body shop in the Fayette County community. One man, Walter Wilson, says he received puncture wounds to his arm when the fox lunged for his face Monday afternoon. Police say the fox bit two other...

05/18/10 - 8:14am

GBI arrests 2 after body found in Macon County

Authorities have charged two with murder in the death of a 21-year-old man found along a rural Macon County road. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, authorities have charged 23-year-old Jason Slaughter and 30-year-old Donna Slaughter, both of Mauk, with murder. Authorities say the pai...

05/18/10 - 5:29am

Court hears more from boy held in closet

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. - Jimmy's mother and stepfather threatened to make the 12-year-old spend every night in a closet until he was 18, a court was told Monday.

05/18/10 - 5:23am

Canadian with cocaine-soaked clothing sentenced

  ATLANTA - A Canadian woman has been sentenced to three years and one month in prison on charges she tried to smuggle cocaine through Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport by carrying cocaine-soaked clothing. Fifty-nine-year-old Elizabeth Louise Wyonch, of Montreal, Canada, was...

05/17/10 - 9:52pm

Ga. Tech suspends 4 amid financial investigation

ATLANTA  - Georgia Tech has suspended four employees following allegations they may have been involved in misappropriating resources from the college's Georgia Electronic Design Center to benefit a company two of them owned. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation executed search warrants on campus...

05/17/10 - 6:45pm

Four Aiken schools honored

AIKEN -- Four Aiken schools were awarded the state Education Department's Red Carpet Award this morning. Millbrook Elementary, Midland Valley High, Belvedere Elementary and North Augusta Elementary were among the 124 schools recognized statewide. The yearly award highlights family-friendly scho...

05/17/10 - 12:35pm

Court rules out some life sentences for juveniles

WASHINGTON  - The Supreme Court has ruled that teenagers may not be locked up for life without chance of parole if they haven't killed anyone. By a 5-4 vote today, the court says the Constitution requires that young people serving life sentences must at least be considered for release. The cour...

05/17/10 - 12:26pm
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