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COLUMBIA (AP) - A sporting goods chain is paying the families of three people shot to death by a South Carolina serial killer $2.5 million after one of its stores sold guns to a straw buyer who gave them to the killer, a felon who couldn't legally … more
For years, South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh looked his anguished clients in the eyes and promised to help them with their medical bills, their suffering or simply to survive. Then he stole some, if not all, of what he won for many of … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — The historic South Carolina city of Charleston has elected its first Republican mayor since the Reconstruction Era. William Cogswell, formerly a Republican state lawmaker, … more
COLUMBIA - Former President Donald Trump is headed back to South Carolina this weekend, attending the biggest athletic event of the year in a state where he boasts strong support heading into next year's Republican presidential nomination … more
BEAUFORT - Alex Murdaugh pleaded guilty Friday to stealing millions of dollars from vulnerable legal clients in schemes lasting over a decade under an agreement that all but ensures more prison time for the longtime lawyer who was convicted of … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — The judge that presided over Alex Murdaugh's murder trial has agreed to step aside as the former lawyer convicted of killing his wife and younger son requests a new trial, … more
COLUMBIA (AP) - Inmates set fire to bedsheets during a riot at a South Carolina jail that is already subject to a federal civil rights investigation, authorities said. Richland County Sheriff's Department and Columbia Fire Department responded to … more
COLUMBIA - Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott abruptly announced late Sunday that he was dropping out of the 2024 race, a development that surprised his donors and stunned his campaign staff just two months before the start of voting in … more
U.S. health officials are warning doctors to be on the lookout for possible cases of lead poisoning in children after at least 22 toddlers in 14 states were sickened by lead linked to tainted pouches … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Tim Scott abruptly announced late Sunday that he was dropping out of the 2024 race, a development that surprised his donors and stunned his … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris flew to South Carolina on Friday to file paperwork putting President Joe Biden on the 2024 presidential ballot of the state that will lead off the … more
STAFF REPORT COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame recently announced plans to create a Law Enforcement K-9 Memorial to honor the brave K-9 officers killed in the line of duty while serving the state and is asking … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina naturalist Rudy Mancke, who shared his vast love for the outdoors with public television viewers and radio listeners for decades, died Tuesday. Mancke's wife, … more
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's largest egg producer, which had nearly 1.2 million chickens or 20% of all laying hens in the country before a salmonella outbreak, has been ordered to euthanize all of … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — The man expected to become the next chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court vowed Tuesday to support judicial diversity in the only state with an all-male high court. … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — The clerk of court accused of tampering with the South Carolina jury that found Alex Murdaugh guilty of two counts of murder denied asking jurors if they thought he was guilty … more
COLUMBIA - The only candidate running to be South Carolina's top judge defended the state's method of having lawmakers fill the state's bench, saying appointees are ethical and qualified. John Kittredge laid out his vision for being chief justice … more
An exotic wildlife preserve owner who gained notoriety on the popular Netflix series "Tiger King" pleaded guilty Monday to animal trafficking and money laundering, the U.S. Justice Department announced. Bhagavan "Doc" Antle oversaw the sale or … more
WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been arrested for trying to crash through the exit gates of a South Carolina nuclear plant, authorities said. Doyle Wayne Whisenhunt, of Lockesburg, … more
SUBMITTED BY USDA WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide more than $3 billion to commodity and specialty crop producers impacted by natural disaster events in 2022. Eligible impacted producers can apply for financial … more
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