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UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Church shooter Dylann Roof pleads guilty to state murder charges

Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was given nine consecutive life sentences in prison after he pleaded guilty to state murder charges Monday, leaving him to await execution in a …

UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 10:21 p.m.

Six key moments that shaped Gonzaga’s greatest basketball season

The season opener was 30 seconds old and Nigel Williams-Goss already had a pair of buckets and Jordan Mathews drilled a 3-pointer.

Authorities: 4 inmates found dead at a South Carolina prison

Four inmates were found dead Friday morning in a dorm at one of South Carolina’s maximum-security men’s prisons, authorities said.

Two teens fall to their deaths from 18th-floor hotel balcony in South Carolina

Authorities say two teenage girls fell to their deaths from the 18th-floor balcony of a beachfront hotel in South Carolina.

South Carolina women win first national title, beat Mississippi State

A’ja Wilson scored 23 points to help coach Dawn Staley and South Carolina win their first national championship with a 67-55 victory over Mississippi State on Sunday night.

UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Fans shake Gonzaga’s foundation as their beloved Bulldogs make history

Moments before the Gonzaga basketball team put its finishing touches on its historic 77-73 win over South Carolina on Saturday, a sea of young faces and flailing arms jumped to …

UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 9:29 p.m.

Couches set ablaze as students celebrate Gonzaga win

Shortly after Gonzaga’s history 77-73 win over South Carolina, some rowdy fans set two couches ablaze in the alley north of the 800 block of East Sinto Avenue.

UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017, 3:33 p.m.

Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof to plead guilty to murder charges

Convicted South Carolina church shooter Dylann Roof is set to plead guilty to state murder charges to avoid a second death sentence.

Gonzaga trails North Carolina in merchandise sales

Fanatics, an online store for sports apparel and gear, found that Gonzaga is second to North Carolina in the most merchandise sold state by state this week, according to data …

UPDATED: Thu., March 30, 2017, 7:39 a.m.

Gonzaga and South Carolina battled to Final Four from towns different in size and geography but otherwise remarkably similar.

The Bulldogs meet the Gamecocks in the NCAA semi-finals on Saturday – their hometowns are remarkably similar.

UConn, Irish, South Carolina, Baylor top seeds in NCAAs

UConn’s drive for five will begin at home.

Second orange alligator pops up in the Carolinas

For the second time this month, a rust-colored alligator has turned up in the Carolinas.

Trump hits the road, hoping rally speeches overcome troubles

Shifting attention from his troubled White House, President Donald Trump hit the road Friday for a campaign-style rally, resurrecting the buoyant jobs promises that powered his election victory and pledging …

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 6:01 p.m.

Boeing workers maintain South’s anti-unionization history

Nearly 3,000 production workers at Boeing’s South Carolina plant have voted not to join the Machinists, maintaining southern reluctance toward unionization.

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 13, 2017, 9:34 p.m.

Century mark! UConn women win 100th straight game

Add 100 consecutive wins to the UConn Huskies’ long list of milestones.

Too much self-tanning lotion? Orange gator puzzles residents

No one seems to know why there’s an orange alligator in a pond near Charleston. Residents joke the gator used too much self-tanning lotion. Or maybe it’s a fan of …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 5:40 p.m.

Woman stolen at birth learns true identity; ‘Momma’ charged

Stolen from a hospital just hours after she was born, an 18-year-old woman finally learned her true identity and was reunited Friday with her birth family, by video chat. The …

Judge formally sentences Dylann Roof to death

CHARLESTON, S.C. – A judge has formally sentenced Dylann Roof to death for killing nine black worshippers in a racist massacre at a Charleston church. U.S. Judge Richard Gergel handed …

James Ragland: Chicago attack was pure evil

Evil is evil: It never likes what or whom it comes to destroy. That’s why decent people of all stripes, no matter where you are, must call it what it …

Roof to jurors: ‘Nothing wrong with me psychologically’

Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof spoke to the jury for the first time at his death penalty trial Wednesday, telling them there’s nothing wrong with him psychologically and that …

No. 25 South Florida beats South Carolina 46-39 in Birmingham Bowl

Quinton Flowers ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more – including what proved to be the winner in overtime – to help No. 25 South Florida beat South …

Dylann Roof convicted in Charleston church shooting trial

After nearly a week of painful testimony that vividly recreated the massacre at this city’s famed “Mother Emanuel” church, it took jurors less than two hours to convict Dylann Roof …

Dylann Roof laughed during church slaying confession to FBI

Dylann Roof wanted the world to know he hated black people and thought they were criminals. He thought about attacking drug dealers, but they might shoot back. So, he told …

Mistrial in South Carolina police shooting of black motorist

A South Carolina judge has declared a mistrial after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black …

Dylann Roof allowed to hire lawyers back, for now

A federal judge has allowed a white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church to hire back his lawyers, at least for the …

Baby’s first flight: Woman gives birth while on airplane

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina, after a baby was born in the middle of the flight.

Accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof competent to stand trial, judge rules

A federal judge on Friday ruled that Dylann Roof, the 22-year-old accused of killing nine parishioners in a Charleston, South Carolina, church last year, is competent to stand trial.

Trump picks South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley as ambassador to the U.N.

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday picked South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a rising star in the GOP, as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, an announcement that brings a …

Man serves nearly 40 years; police now say he’s not guilty

A South Carolina man who served 39 years in prison for a homicide that he says he didn’t commit has been freed from prison.

Captive’s rescue leads to break in grisly quadruple slaying

For 13 years, the relatives came together periodically to grieve one of South Carolina’s grisliest mass shootings and compare leads with stumped investigators. On Sunday, they gathered again on the …