Latest South Carolina News

South Carolina man found in pond wasn't killed by alligator

Jun. 26, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a man found dead in a pond with alligator bites did not die in a gator attack. News outlets are reporting that an autopsy completed Tuesday on 79-year-old John Elias shows he died of natural causes on Saturday before being bitten by the...

Tribe's push to build casino spurs Carolinas political fight

Jun. 26, 2019 1:12 AM EDT

CATAWBA INDIAN NATION, S.C. (AP) — Two of the Carolinas' most prominent American Indian tribes are battling over geography and lucrative gambling turf. The Cherokee in North Carolina, with two casinos established in the mountains, say their opponents should stay in their own state to the south. The Catawba...

Ex-priest dies months into imprisonment for raping boys

Jun. 25, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former Catholic priest who pleaded guilty last year to raping two boys decades earlier has died just several months into a 20-year prison sentence in South Carolina. Wayland Yoder Brown, 75, died at a hospital June 8 from what appear to be natural causes, South Carolina Corrections...

Dog's discovery leads to woman's head, torso in S. Carolina

Jun. 25, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

SENECA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say they have found the head and torso of a woman's body. The State reports that the decomposed remains were found Monday. They're presumed to be associated with other human bones discovered in a wooded area less than 10 miles from Clemson University. Seneca...

Harris pressed to get more personal about why she's running

Jun. 25, 2019 6:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris nodded knowingly when a black woman at a weekend candidate forum recounted watching her mother face racial discrimination during her childhood. "You and I have a similar experience growing up," said Harris, the California senator and former prosecutor who would be the first...

Man found with apparent gator bite marks in South Carolina

Jun. 24, 2019 9:30 AM EDT

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been found dead in a pond, apparently bitten by an alligator. News outlets reports Charleston County deputies found the body Saturday afternoon on Kiawah Island. The man was reported missing that morning. A K-9 search led deputies to a pond behind his...

TAKEAWAYS: In South Carolina, a new Democratic landscape

Jun. 23, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twenty-two Democratic presidential candidates descended on South Carolina this weekend along with the brightest of political spotlights trained on the party in the South's first primary state. Here are some takeaways as the primary contest shifts to the first debates this week: BIDEN...

Confederate flag won't rise at SC Statehouse this July 10

Jun. 23, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — This year, the Confederate flag won't temporarily be raised at the South Carolina Statehouse to mark the day it was permanently taken down. A group calling for racial fairness — Showing Up for Racial Justice Columbia — has a permit to rally on the grounds July 10. The...

Trump says he'd rather face Biden, isn't prepared to lose

Jun. 23, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he'd prefer to run for re-election against Joe Biden, suggesting that the former vice president won't be the "great candidate" Hillary Clinton was in 2016. Trump told NBC's "Meet the Press" that Clinton was "very smart. She was very tough. She...

The Latest: Biden says comments taken out of context

Jun. 23, 2019 3:27 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates in South Carolina (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Joe Biden says his controversial comments about segregationists have been taken out of context. At a fundraiser earlier this week, Biden recalled that in his early days in the Senate, a...