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SC officer wants rehearing in shooting conviction appeal

Jan. 23, 2019 1:09 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Attorneys for an imprisoned former policeman want a federal appellate court to reconsider its ruling upholding his conviction and 20-year sentence for killing an unarmed motorist who was running away from a traffic stop in South Carolina. Lawyers for Michael Slager argue that the 4th...

Sanders reaches out to black SC voters before 2020 decision

Jan. 23, 2019 12:18 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Even before he announces whether he's a 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders is working to avoid the drubbing that South Carolina's African-American voters handed him in 2016. A day after speaking at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day rally in the state capital on Monday,...

Confederate flag from S. Carolina Statehouse put on display

Jan. 22, 2019 6:06 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The last Confederate flag to fly at the South Carolina Statehouse has quietly been put on display at a museum, ending a three-year saga over what to do with the rebel banner, which was removed after nine black church members were killed in a racist attack on a Charleston church. On...

Clemons' 3 lifts Campbell over Charleston Southern 73-72

Jan. 19, 2019 7:56 PM EST

CHARELSTON, S.C. (AP) — Chris Clemons scored 29 points and his 5-0 spurt at the end gave Campbell a 73-72 win over Charleston Southern on Saturday. Phlandrous Fleming Jr. threw down a dunk and Charleston Southern led 72-68 with 37 seconds left. After Clemons missed a short shot and Fleming turned it over,...

Notre Dame's top rusher Denson takes Charleston Southern job

Jan. 14, 2019 4:14 PM EST

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Notre Dame's all-time leading rusher Autry Denson Jr. has been named Charleston Southern's head football coach. Denson gained 4,318 yards and scored 43 touchdowns for the Fighting Irish from 1995-98. He spent the past four seasons as Notre Dame's running backs coach and helped...

Riller lifts Charleston over Delaware 71-58

Jan. 12, 2019 6:43 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Riller had 21 points, Jarrell Brantley added 18 points and 12 rebounds and Charleston cruised to a 71-58 victory over Delaware on Saturday. It was Riller's 12th game of the season with 20 or more points for Charleston (14-4, 3-2 Colonial Athletic Conference). He moved to 12th...

Coast Guard reprimands officer over white supremacy sign

Jan. 11, 2019 8:43 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard has reprimanded a Coast Guard officer in South Carolina for flashing a white supremacy hand sign on live television. The Post and Courier reports the man was censured for intentionally using the hand gesture in Charleston during the emergency response to Hurricane...

Harper scores final 10 as Drexel stuns Charlotte, 79-78

Jan. 10, 2019 10:20 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Troy Harper scored 10 of his 17 points in the last three minutes as Drexel rallied from seven points down to clip Charleston 79-78 when Harper scored three straight free throws with one second remaining on Thursday night. Harper was 5 of 13 from the floor but made 7 of 8 free...

South Carolina officer loses appeal over shooting conviction

Jan. 8, 2019 1:50 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An appellate court has upheld the conviction and 20-year sentence of a white former South Carolina policeman for the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist who was running away from a traffic stop. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made that determination Tuesday in the case...

Would-be Islamic State fighter to be sentenced after plea

Jan. 7, 2019 11:49 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who pleaded guilty to trying to fight for the Islamic State group faces the possibility of decades in federal prison when he's sentenced later this month. Zakaryia Abdin is expected to be sentenced Jan. 24 in federal court in Charleston, according to federal court...