South Carolina News from The Associated Press
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GILBERT (AP) — A school bus collided with a tanker truck Thursday in South Carolina, sending at least 18 people, mostly children, to the hospital, authorities said. The bus was carrying 36 … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — A judge on Friday put a temporary halt to South Carolina's new law banning most abortions around six weeks of pregnancy until the state Supreme Court can review the measure. The … more
CHARLESTON (AP) — A longtime friend of convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh admitted Thursday he helped his old college roommate steal more than $4 million meant for a wrongful death settlement … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — A wave of newly approved abortion restrictions in the Southeastern United States has sent providers scrambling to reconfigure their services for a region with already severely … more
COLUMBIA - Flush with extra money to spend, South Carolina's House and Senate still haven't reached a deal on the state's $13 billion spending plan set to start July 1. While no one is talking publicly about what is causing the delay, an obvious … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — Convicted murderer Alex Murdaugh is facing federal charges for the first time after being indicted on 22 financial fraud charges over allegations that the disgraced former … more
COLUMBIA - The three Republican women in South Carolina's Senate urged the other members of their party to adopt a 12-week abortion ban Tuesday as they fought additional restrictions one month after helping filibuster a near-total ban. It remains … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — Defense attorneys are seeking bond for an alleged drunken driver who police say slammed into newlyweds riding along a South Carolina beach road, killing the bride. Jamie … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — Regulations added to a restrictive abortion measure have provoked key Republican ire that could prolong debate when the South Carolina Senate attempts to restore a 2021 ban … more
NORTH CHARLESTON - South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott launched his presidential campaign on Monday, offering an optimistic and compassionate message he's hoping can contrast the two figures who have used political combativeness to dominate the early GOP … more
COLUMBIA - South Carolina lawmakers finished their regular session in 2023 passing a flurry of bills that have kept Gov. Henry McMaster's right hand busy signing them into law. The new laws range from eliminating state permission for hospitals to … more
LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Republicans on Saturday selected Drew McKissick as their chairman for a fourth term at a convention where some of the party's 2024 presidential hopefuls … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — Aric Hutchinson wishes he could remember the crash, but he said he does remember his bride's last words to him before the golf cart carrying them along a South Carolina beach … more
COLUMBIA(AP) — The alleged drunk driver who police say slammed into newlyweds riding along a South Carolina road on Folly Beach now faces a wrongful death lawsuit alongside several … more
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — South Carolina became the latest state to move toward a near total abortion ban Wednesday with legislation that if enacted would leave Virginia an outlier in the South as a … more
COLUMBIA (AP) — Abortion access would be almost entirely banned after about six weeks of pregnancy under a bill set for debate Tuesday in the South Carolina House, after the state Senate … more
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether South Carolina's congressional districts need to be redrawn because they discriminate against Black voters. The justices said Monday they would review a lower-court ruling that … more
COLUMBIA - South Carolina has a new top accountant after a 20-year officeholder resigned amid pressure over a $3.5 billion reporting error. Brian Gaines will oversee a comptroller general's office that has received mounting scrutiny from … more
COLUMBIA (AP) - Thursday was supposed to be the final day of the regular session for the South Carolina General Assembly. But debates about abortion, guns and bond reform along with the always slow to resolve discussions about the state budget … more
COLUMBIA - South Carolina Republicans are one step closer to restricting how teachers discuss race in K-12 classrooms. As conservatives nationwide push bans on so-called "critical race theory," the state Senate passed a likeminded effort … more
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