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2 football players accused of rapes


GREENWOOD, S.C. — Two football players from Presbyterian College have been charged with rape and kidnapping in an assault at Lander University.

Investigators said 19-year-olds Bobby Hender­son III, of Orlando, Fla., and Cameren Jones, of Mauldin, were arrested Friday.

Authorities say the men knocked on the door of an on-campus apartment March 21 and forced their way in before raping three women at gunpoint.

Lander University police say one of the men knew the victims and that more charges could be filed.

Presbyterian College officials say the students have been suspended. They are being held in the Greenwood County jail without bail.

Landfill neighbors win $2.3 million

COLUMBIA — A federal jury has ordered the owner of a Lee County landfill to pay $2.3 million to six residents who say their lives have been made miserable by the stench from the 140-foot tall piles of trash.

The landfill, owned by Republic Services of Arizona, will ask a judge to throw out the award.

A lawyer for the residents says he will ask the judge to close the landfill or order it to change how it operates at a hearing April 18.

During a two-week trial, people who lived near the landfill testified that the smell is so bad at times they cannot stay outside. Officials at the landfill say state regulators never had a problem with the odors.

Train strikes, kills man walking track

GAFFNEY, S.C. — Authori­ties say a man walking with a cane down the middle of the tracks in Gaffney was hit and killed by an Amtrak train early Saturday.

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said the train engineer blew the warning horn repeatedly around 12:15 a.m., but 53-year-old Rickey Study­vance didn’t get out of the way.

Fowler says alcohol appears to have contributed to Studyvance’s death.

Authorities say the train from Greenville to Charlotte, N.C., with 216 passengers aboard was delayed for more than two hours.

Ann-Margret back on USS Yorktown

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. — Singer and actress Ann-Margret was set to perform on the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown for the first time in almost half a century Saturday night.

Margret was to perform in a benefit concert on the carrier at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum on Charleston Harbor.

The last time she was on the ship, she performed in a 1966 USO concert with singer Johnny Rivers when the carrier was off Vietnam during the Vietnam War. At that time, when her plane circled the carrier to land, sailors gathered and spelled out a greeting on the flight deck.



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