south carolina

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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July 18, 2019 - 12:09 pm
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) __ An inmate suing the South Carolina prison system says he was stabbed inside his cell and couldn't find an officer to help him. 34-year-old Devodus Rouse filed the lawsuit this month, claiming irresponsibility by prison staff and the lack of manpower inside his wing at Perry...
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July 18, 2019 - 12:01 pm
GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) __ An inmate who had been serving an 88-day sentence could spend 15 years in prison because authorities say he escaped from an assigned job. The Greenwood County Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook that 40-year-old Robert Andrew Proctor was captured hours after his Tuesday...
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July 17, 2019 - 3:18 pm
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) __ Authorities say a 21-year-old South Carolina man set himself on fire after pouring gasoline on his girlfriend, who was able to run away with just minor injuries. Investigators said the man suffered extensive burns Wednesday morning in the fire at an Anderson home and has been...
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July 17, 2019 - 2:21 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) __ The first contracts for construction of a major African American history museum in South Carolina have been awarded. The Charleston City Council unanimously approved spending $60 million on the contracts for the museum being built on Charleston's waterfront on the site...
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July 17, 2019 - 2:18 pm
WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) __ Authorities say a South Carolina man spiked his live-in girlfriend's soda with methamphetamine and muscle relaxers, leading her to black out and wake days later severely beaten and bruised. The Colleton County Sheriff's Office tells news outlets that the woman regained...
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July 17, 2019 - 2:13 pm
A University of South Carolina trustee who once would have voted for a retired Army general as the school's new president says he can't cast that vote now. Trustee Chuck Allen said Tuesday his opinion of retired three-star general and West Point Superintendent Robert Caslen hasn't changed. But...
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July 16, 2019 - 8:00 pm
Press Release from Charleston Animal Society: 1,556 PETS ADOPTED DURING PICK ME! SC WEEKEND 60 shelters, rescues and Petco stores joined together in statewide adoption event Pick Me! SC set a statewide pet adoption record by finding homes for 1,556 animals July 12 – 14 across South Carolina. “We...
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Patrick Gentry
July 16, 2019 - 3:46 pm
Authorities say a small fire inside a drum of waste at a South Carolina factory that makes nuclear fuel was put out without any injuries or danger to the public. A report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said workers at the Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel plant near Columbia heard a noise...
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Patrick Gentry
July 16, 2019 - 3:29 pm
A fire has destroyed a rural church in Williamsburg County and South Carolina agents are investigating. Williamsburg County Fire Department Capt. William Horton said firefighters were called to Bethlehem Baptist Church in Salters before dawn Tuesday. Horton posted on Twitter no one was hurt and it...
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