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Bald Rock Heritage Preserve
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Ken Pauli
April 24, 2019 - 3:02 pm
There's some good news and not-so-good news when it comes to the current air quality in the Upstate. The American Lung Association’s 2019 "State of the Air" report reviewed data collected over three years. It gave South Carolina mixed rankings for pollutants including ozone and particle pollution...
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Patrick Gentry
April 24, 2019 - 12:01 pm
A South Carolina sheriff has been indicted after prosecutors say he used county funds and drug seizure money to buy groceries, window tinting and other personal items. Florence County Sheriff Kenney Boone was charged Wednesday with misconduct in office and two counts of embezzlement. The...
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Senator Cory Booker in Simpsonville SC
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Ken Pauli
April 24, 2019 - 10:15 am
Democratic Presidential hopeful Cory Booker is meeting with South Carolina Democrats this week. The senator from New Jersey will meet with the House Democratic Caucus in Columbia on Thursday. Booker’s presidential campaign says he’ll then travel to Spartanburg to meet with the community group,...
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Patrick Gentry
April 23, 2019 - 10:49 am
A South Carolina man is facing multiple charges, including with second-degree arson, after police say they believe he threw an explosive device at the apartment of a woman who recently broke up with him. 32-year-old Devin Ross Spinelli was arrested Monday in Charleston. Police officers responded to...
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Patrick Gentry
April 23, 2019 - 10:42 am
Authorities in South Carolina say a Charleston police officer was accidentally shot in the arm during firearms training. The Post and Courier reports police say the officer was wounded Monday afternoon when a gun unintentionally went off. The wounded officer was taken to a hospital for treatment...
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Patrick Gentry
April 23, 2019 - 10:24 am
South Carolina has been paid another installment from the settlement nearly all U.S. states signed with the major tobacco companies in 1998. State Attorney General Alan Wilson said Monday most of the nearly $79 million in the 2019 payment will go to help pay for Medicaid. Wilson said in a statement...
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Patrick Gentry
April 22, 2019 - 11:41 am
A South Carolina man has been charged in a boating wreck that killed a 19-year-old and injured several other people. News outlets report Paul Murdaugh has been indicted on charges of boating under the influence causing death and great bodily injury. Murdaugh, Mallory Beach and others were on a boat...
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Patrick Gentry
April 22, 2019 - 10:40 am
A South Carolina law originally written to help state and local governments collect debts is being used by some state hospitals to seize tax refunds from people with past-due medical bills. A report on the practice in Sunday's Post and Courier says much of the money flows to some of the region's...
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Patrick Gentry
April 22, 2019 - 10:30 am
A South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper was arrested on a DUI charge and later fired by the agency. Cpl. Stephen McDowell was arrested Thursday for driving under the influence, less than 0.10. The state Department of Public Safety says McDowell was off-duty and driving his personal vehicle at the...
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cellphones in prison
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Ken Pauli
April 21, 2019 - 11:00 am
South Carolina prison officials are waiting for a report from the feds about a recent test to try to block cellphone service in our prison system. Image: antos777/getty images The test happened at Broad River Correctional Institution, a maximum-security prison in Columbia over five days last week...
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