south carolina

July 22, 2019 - 11:24 am
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) __ An investigator says a woman swindled out of $18,000 became so paranoid someone was going to attack her that she didn't even want to be interviewed in a room with windows. A judge ordered Mike Phillips to serve five years in prison for blackmail after he pleaded guilty...
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July 20, 2019 - 8:01 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) __ An extremely rare albino alligator that lived at the South Carolina Aquarium has died. The aquarium posted on its Facebook page that the 22-year-old alligator named Alabaster had passed away Friday morning. He had lived at the aquarium in Charleston since 2009. South...
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July 19, 2019 - 2:13 pm
A train derailment in South Carolina has closed nearby roads for the day. Dorchester County Spokeswoman Tiffany Norton says a Norfolk Southern train derailed Friday morning near Ridgeville, about 35 miles outside Charleston. The Post and Courier reports that Norton says the accident is ``non-...
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July 19, 2019 - 2:08 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) University of South Carolina trustees have voted to hire a retired Army general as the school's president despite complaints from students, professors and donors. The Board of Trustees voted 11-8 to hire Robert Caslen as president and pay him $600,000. Several dozen protesters...
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July 19, 2019 - 11:40 am
University of South Carolina trustees have gone behind closed doors to discuss whether to hire retired Army Gen. Robert Caslen as the school's new president. The decision to vote on Caslen has divided the campus, coming three months after trustees didn't vote on any finalists and agreed to restart...
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July 19, 2019 - 10:27 am
A South Carolina mayor, town manager and his spouse took a trip to Italy to sign a ``friendship pact'' without approval from the town council. The Island Packet reports Mayor John McCann, town manager Steve Riley and his wife took the trip in June and spent about $14,600 of taxpayer's money. The...
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July 19, 2019 - 9:54 am
Authorities say malware designed to disrupt computer systems closed a South Carolina courthouse and compromised the local government's technology. The Greenville News reports the FBI and the State Law Enforcement Division have been called to help with the blight on Oconee County's systems. Sheriff...
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July 18, 2019 - 2:38 pm
SUMTER, S.C. (AP) __ A teen has been convicted of murder in the shooting of a Sumter store owner during a robbery. Prosecutor Ernest ``Chip'' Finney III said Sincere Dinkins unloaded his gun into Vijaykumar Patel during the November 2017 robbery at the Save-Mart Grocery. The Sumter Item reports...
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July 18, 2019 - 12:22 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) __ University of South Carolina trustees have officially announced a Friday meeting to vote on a new president. The agenda for the meeting will have the leader of the Faculty Senate and the Student Government president speak before trustees go behind closed doors. Trustees were...
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July 18, 2019 - 12:13 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) __ A former police chief in South Carolina has been arrested and jailed after repeatedly failing drug tests that showed methamphetamine in his system. Former Columbia police Chief Randy Scott was arrested Wednesday. This is Scott's fourth arrest in less than a year. Scott's...
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