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South Carolina mass shooting: Slain deputy mourned

A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy who died from wounds suffered in a mass shooting earlier this month was remembered Sunday at her funeral as a dedicated peace officer who always …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 24, 2018, 9:07 a.m.

$1.537 billion Mega Millions ticket sold in South Carolina

Lottery officials say someone bought a ticket in South Carolina to win the Mega Millions jackpot with a final total of $1.537 billion, shy of the all-time world record.


Dozens hurt in floor collapse at S. Carolina apartment party

The floor of a clubhouse near Clemson University where a large party was taking place collapsed early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 12:29 p.m.

Official: Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

Search and rescue teams have found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said there is little doubt the death toll will …


Suspect in shooting of 7 officers is competitive rifleman

A Vietnam veteran who bragged online about maintaining his target-shooting skills was being held Thursday in the shooting of seven law enforcement officers, one of whom died, as deputies tried …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Officer killed, 6 other officers shot in South Carolina

Seven South Carolina law enforcement officers were shot Wednesday, one fatally, in a confrontation with a man who held children hostage as he fired on the officers, officials said.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Storm’s uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

‘Big and vicious’: Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way routes Tuesday as more than 1 million people in three states were ordered to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 10, 2018, 7:56 p.m.

Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 130 mph and water that could wreak …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 5:59 p.m.

Hurricane Florence could cause dangerous surf along U.S. coast

Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic, according to forecasters at the National …


Woman tells police she’s a ‘clean, thoroughbred, white girl’

A woman seen speeding through a stop sign at 60 mph told officers they shouldn’t arrest her because she’s a “very clean, thoroughbred, white girl,” police said.


S. Carolina school district abolished snow days – and will make students learn online

A school district in South Carolina has done away with the much-loved snow days – requiring students to do classwork online.


South Carolina candidate who ousted Mark Sanford leaves hospital post-crash

A South Carolina Republican who ousted U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford left the hospital Friday, several weeks after she was severely injured in a car wreck, saying she remains focused on …


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 3:34 p.m.

Trump to test his powers in South Carolina runoff

President Donald Trump’s effort to bend the Republican Party to his will faces its next test Tuesday in South Carolina where voters are choosing between two GOP gubernatorial candidates.


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 1:07 p.m.

U.S. House candidate who beat Sanford seriously hurt in wreck

A South Carolina lawmaker who defeated U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford in his re-election bid was seriously injured in a vehicle crash on Friday and will require weeks of recovery and …


Primary elections: What to watch in South Carolina, Virginia, Nevada, Maine and North Dakota

Voters in five states will pick their nominees in House, Senate and gubernatorial races Tuesday, although some of the nominees in November’s most closely watched races are expecting little drama.


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

Proud mom orders ‘Summa Cum Laude’ cake online. Publix censors it to ‘Summa —- Laude.’

A Publix grocery store in Charleston, S.C., censored “Summa Cum Laude” on a graduation cake after their computer order system flagged it for inappropriate language.


South Carolina abortion ban bill dies in late-night vote

South Carolina’s Senate has effectively killed a ban on almost all abortions in the state, voting early Friday morning to return the bill to committee.


‘Flava in Ya Ear’ rapper Craig Mack dies in South Carolina

Former rapper Craig Mack, best known for the platinum 1994 hit “Flava in Ya Ear” has died in South Carolina.


Teen to be tried as adult in South Carolina school shooting

A boy who was 14 when he was charged in the shooting death of his father at their home and a first-grader on a South Carolina elementary school playground will …


Even when not at fault, Amtrak can bear cost of accidents

Federal investigators are still looking at how CSX railway crews routed an Amtrak train into a parked freight train in Cayce, South Carolina, last weekend. But even if CSX should …


Black Lives Matter activist shot, killed in New Orleans

A man fatally shot in New Orleans has been identified as a Black Lives Matter activist known for his leap through police tape at a South Carolina demonstration last year …


After decade of delays, rail safety system still not ready

As they begin to probe the circumstances of the fatal wreck in South Carolina, officials have already settled on one thing: that the crash between a passenger train and a …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Amtrak crash in South Carolina leaves 2 dead, over 100 hurt

Federal investigators are trying to figure out why a switch was in the wrong position, sending an Amtrak train into a freight train and killing a conductor and an engineer …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

GOP-led states testing boundaries of abortion restrictions

Republicans who control a majority of the nation’s statehouses are considering a wide range of abortion legislation that could test the government’s legal ability to restrict a woman’s right to …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

Return road to Final Four presents obstacles for Gonzaga, 2017 participants

Getting there is an enormous accomplishment. Getting back the following year isn’t easy, but it happens fairly often. We’re talking about reaching the Final Four and the Final Four encore.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 12:25 p.m.

State police: 4 officers hurt in shooting in South Carolina

Four officers, including three deputies, were shot and wounded while responding to a domestic call in South Carolina early Tuesday.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 1, 2018, 3:45 p.m.

McKenzie Milton powers undefeated Central Florida to 34-27 Peach Bowl win over Auburn

Bowl capsules: McKenzie Milton threw two touchdown passes and ran for 116 yards with another touchdown, leading No. 10 Central Florida to a 34-27 Peach Bowl win over No. 7 …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 11:12 a.m.

South Carolina utility exec resigns after fighting firing

The executive who led South Carolina’s state-owned utility during a scuttled multibillion-dollar project to build two nuclear reactors is stepping down after the governor wanted to fire him.


South Carolina capital city bans bump stock rifle attachment

Citing the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, South Carolina’s capital city approved a ban on “bump stock” devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to mimic fully automatic guns.