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Man shot, killed by police serving warrant in South Carolina

Jun. 23, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A man was shot and killed by at least one deputy in South Carolina on Wednesday as officers were trying to arrest him for serious charges, the Greenville County sheriff said. The man was hiding from deputies and federal marshals and attacked them...

Committee says South Carolina is back to drought free

Jun. 23, 2021 17:24 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina committee that monitors how dry South Carolina is has declared the state is drought free for now. The South Carolina Drought Response Committee voted Wednesday to remove six counties in the northeast part of the state from an...

Woman pleads guilty to stealing money for third time

Jun. 23, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman has pleaded guilty to charges that she stole money from her employer, the third time in a decade that she has been accused of embezzling funds from her job, prosecutors said. The U.S. attorney's office in Charlotte said in a...

No more tolls for Hilton Head's Cross Island Parkway

Jun. 23, 2021 14:12 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — At the end of the month, motorists traveling Hilton Head Island's Cross Island Parkway will no longer have to pay a toll. The South Carolina Department of Transportation said it will stop collecting tolls June 30. At 11:59:59 p.m., the...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jun. 23, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

(Charleston) The Post and Courier. June 20, 2021. Editorial: SC is finally focused on preventing flooding. Now we need to go deeper A few blocks from the governor’s mansion in Columbia, billboards went up earlier this month urging Gov. Henry...

Hit-and-run death reopened in mother and son shooting deaths

Jun. 23, 2021 12:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Information gathered by agents investigating the death of a mother and son from a prominent South Carolina legal family has led state police to review a nearby unsolved hit-and-run death from six years ago. What that information is and why it might...

31-year-old inmate stabbed to death in South Carolina prison

Jun. 23, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

MCCORMICK, S.C. (AP) — An South Carolina inmate was stabbed to death Tuesday in a common area of a prison in McCormick County, authorities said. Garrett Lemont Lyles Jr., 31, was stabbed several times with what appeared to be a homemade weapon at the McCormick...

Police search for suspect in ramming of horse-drawn carriage

Jun. 23, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Police are searching for a suspect in the hit-and-run crash into a horse-drawn carriage in Charleston that left two people injured. The crime happened late Saturday morning near Broad and Meeting streets, The Post and Courier reported. ...

SC man gets 20 years for voyeurism, exploitation of a minor

Jun. 22, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the sexual exploitation of minors and voyeurism. State Attorney General Alan Wilson, in a news release Tuesday, said Mark Steven Ehrnschwender, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of...

Oshkosh Defense to build Postal vehicles in South Carolina

Jun. 22, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Oshkosh Defense will make new delivery vehicles for the U.S. Postal Service in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, creating 1,000 new jobs. The Wisconsin company on Tuesday said that it will reconfigure a warehouse with features needed to do large-scale...