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North Charleston Police Chief Reggie Burgess waits for a Senate subcommittee hearing on whether he should become the new director of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Columbia, South Carolina. Burgess' confirmation stalled after the discovery of six years of tax liens. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

Tax liens stall SC governor's Public Safety leader choice

Jan. 21, 2020 2:55 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Henry McMaster's choice to lead the South Carolina Department of Safety failed to properly pay his taxes in years past, a disclosure that stalled the nomination Tuesday. North Charleston Police Chief Reggie Burgess said the IRS filed six years of the income tax liens against him...

Sheriff: 3 found dead in car appear to have been shot

Jan. 21, 2020 2:39 PM EST

PINEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Three people who were found dead in a car in rural South Carolina appear to have been fatally shot and may have been involved in a crash, according to a sheriff. The car was found in a field near Pineville, Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis told news outlets late Monday night....

Deputies: Son strangles mother in South Carolina home

Jan. 21, 2020 12:35 PM EST

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A mother was strangled by her adult son in her South Carolina home, authorities said. Nafis Mena, 29, called police late Monday night and said he had been in a fight with his mother and she was dead inside her Anderson home, Anderson County deputies said. Celeste Lowie, 54, died at...

Democratic presidential rivals Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders link arms during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day march on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

2020 Democratic contenders link arms in MLK Jr. Day march

Jan. 21, 2020 1:26 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates hit pause on their recent feuds Monday as they walked shoulder to shoulder through the streets of South Carolina’s capital city to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and rally around their push to defeat President Donald Trump in...

South Carolina State tops Maryland-Eastern Shore, 68-53

Jan. 20, 2020 10:43 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Ian Kinard scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead South Carolina State to a 68-53 win over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Monday night. The win moves the Bulldogs to 4-1 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, keeping them one game behind conference leader Norfolk State. The...

South Carolina guard Tyasha Harris (52) is defended by Mississippi State guard Myah Taylor (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

No. 1 South Carolina women beat No. 9 Mississippi St 81-79

Jan. 20, 2020 10:32 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Down nine points in the fourth quarter and close to getting run out of her building, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley didn't panic. Her top-ranked Gamecocks wouldn't let her. Tyasha Harris had a season-high 23 points and the Gamecocks rallied in the final period to win their 12th...

Wright scores 24, helps High Point hold off SC Upstate 70-62

Jan. 20, 2020 8:53 PM EST

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — John-Michael Wright had 24 points, the final four coming from the free throw line in thei final minute-and-a-half, as High Point topped South Carolina Upstate 70-62 on Monday night. SC-Upstate got within two points, 59-57 with 4:12 left in the game and Bryson Mozone hit two...

3 found dead after shooting in South Carolina

Jan. 20, 2020 7:02 PM EST

PINEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Three people were found dead Monday after a shooting in South Carolina, police said. In a news release, the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said the shooting occurred in Pineville, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) north of Charleston. Authorities did not immediately release any...

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley talks to her team from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Missouri Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. South Carolina won the game 78-45. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

South Carolina, Baylor lead women's Top 25; Northwestern in

Jan. 20, 2020 3:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — South Carolina still sits atop The Associated Press women's basketball poll, with Baylor in second place. The Gamecocks received 22 first-place votes from a 30-member media panel Monday. The Lady Bears got six. UConn moved up to third after previous No. 3 Stanford lost to Oregon by 32...

POLL ALERT: South Carolina, Baylor, UConn top women's Top 25, Oregon up to No. 4; No. 22 Northwestern joins rankings

Jan. 20, 2020 1:27 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: South Carolina, Baylor, UConn top women's Top 25, Oregon up to No. 4; No. 22 Northwestern joins rankings.