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Flood insurance costs rising

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Flood insurance premiums and deductibles are increasing by about 8 percent for thousands of homeowners across South Carolina. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that the National Flood Insurance Program is raising monthly premiums and doubling deductibles beginning O...

08/25/09 - 9:49am

Man, girl found in sex act

An Aiken man is in jail Tuesday morning after an officer found him having sex with a 13-year-old girl early Monday morning. Aiken Department of Public Safety charged Rondriekies Philip Bush, 20, of the 3700 block of Summer Hill Avenue, with sexual misconduct with a minor in the second degree, accor...

08/25/09 - 6:07pm

Robbers shoot man

Police are searching for robbers who shot a man and vandalized a gas station early Tuesday morning. The shooting occurred about 2:20 a.m. when Marquez West was pumping gas at the Circle K in the 1700 block of Walton Way, said Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Calvin Chew. Mr. West was approached...

08/25/09 - 8:41am

Car dealers get more time

WASHINGTON — Car dealers will have a bit more time to get reimbursed for their Cash for Clunkers deals after the government extended the deadline for filing applications for the $3 billion government incentives into Tuesday. All sales under the program ended Monday evening. But after already p...

08/25/09 - 9:47am

Afghan bomb kills 4 U.S. troops

KABUL, Afghanistan -- A bomb blast killed four U.S. troops in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, said a military spokeswoman, Lt. Cmdr. Christine Sidenstricker. No other information was released pending the notification of family members. The deaths bring to 41 the number of U.S. troops killed in Afg...

08/25/09 - 9:47am

Mega Millions reaches $252 million

ATLANTA — The jackpot for Tuesday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing is an estimated $252 million. The top prize has rolled over 13 times since the last time someone won it early last month. The odds of winning the top prize in the multistate drawing with a single ticket are more than ...

08/25/09 - 8:08am

McMaster to lay out plans

COLUMBIA — South Carolina's attorney general is kicking off his run for governor by revealing his plan to create jobs in a state battered by high unemployment. Henry McMaster is laying out his economic development plan at 11 Tuesday morning at a small business in Columbia. The two-term att...

08/25/09 - 9:47am

SC fire kills 2 kids

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Two young children died after a fire broke out at their mobile home near the coast. The fire started at a mobile home in North Charleston late Monday afternoon. The names of the children had not been released early Tuesday. A woman and another young child in the home escap...

08/25/09 - 9:48am

SC children locked in truck

SPARTANBURG, S.C.— A couple were arrested at a nightclub after their children were found locked in a truck outside. WYFF-TV reported that 41-year-old Luis Raul Mahones Andino and 26-year-old Rosa Lopez of Spartanburg County were arrested early Sunday and charged with child neglect. Sheriff...

08/25/09 - 9:47am

Evans man arrested in holdup

An Evans man was arrested early Monday in the holdup of a Columbia County convenience store. Rodney Maurice Faulks, 31, of the 3300 block of Sullivan-Hartfield Road, was charged with robbery by intimidation. He is being held in the Columbia County Detention Center without bond, according to jail re...

08/25/09 - 7:45am
 
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