Latest South Carolina News

Man who sought child 'sex slave' gets 5 years of probation

Aug. 20, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man accused of wanting to use a child as a "sex slave" has been sentenced to five years' probation. The Greenville News reports 36-year-old Justin Teeter Bensing of Myrtle Beach pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor. Greenville County...

Alligator kills woman trying to protect her dog at resort

Aug. 20, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A woman who often walked her dog near a golf course lagoon across the street from her vacation home was killed Monday by an alligator that dragged her into the greenish water at a private resort on the South Carolina coast. Authorities said 45-year-old Cassandra Cline was...

The Latest: Woman often walked dog near site of gator attack

Aug. 20, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal alligator attack in South Carolina. (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A man staying in a house near the site of a fatal alligator attack in South Carolina says the victim walked her dog on the street daily, and typically carried a bag of treats for her pet....

He's Back: Coach Moglia returns to Coastal Carolina sideline

Aug. 20, 2018 2:48 PM EDT

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Coastal Carolina coach Joe Moglia doesn't see what all the fuss is about. For the Chants, though, it's hard to contain their excitement about having Moglia back in charge after he missed last season because of health problems. "I think the whole team's morale is high right now,"...

900 indictments from 1 day thrown out, but charges persist

Aug. 20, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

YORK, S.C. (AP) — The more than 900 indictments issued by a South Carolina grand jury in a single day have been thrown out. Twenty-seven lawyers had challenged York County's June indictments, saying grand jurors averaged 39 seconds per case. The Herald cites Circuit Court Judge Dan Hall's Friday ruling...

Man accused of wanting to eat child sentenced to probation

Aug. 20, 2018 10:01 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A man who South Carolina authorities say wanted to enslave and eat a child has been sentenced to probation. News outlets quote court records as saying 36-year-old Justin Teeter Bensing pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor and was sentenced Aug. 9 to 10...

Sheriff: S Carolina woman didn't feed ex's dog for 30 days

Aug. 20, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

LAURENS, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a woman refused to feed her ex-boyfriend's dog for at least a month. Laurens County Sheriff's Capt. Chris Martin tells news outlets Elizabeth Lena James said she intentionally didn't feed or care for the dog left at her house. Martin says she later...

Run It Up: South Carolina looks at improved run game

Aug. 18, 2018 6:32 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rico Dowdle is healthy again, and first-year offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon is installing a quick-paced attack. South Carolina has reason to believe its rush game might rebound this season after a couple down years. Dowdle, the team's top rusher in 2016, is back, along with...

School of Navy chaplains to return to Rhode Island

Aug. 18, 2018 10:03 AM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A school for U.S. Navy chaplains is returning to Rhode Island. Democratic U.S. Sen. Jack Reed said Friday the Navy plans to relocate the Naval Chaplaincy School and Center and about 20 jobs from Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina to Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island,...

Military plane makes emergency landing in Knoxville

Aug. 17, 2018 3:27 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A military plane flying from Maryland to Texas has made an emergency landing in Knoxville. Maj. Wayne Capps of the 315th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Charleston in South Carolina said a C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 315th made the landing Friday afternoon at McGhee Tyson Air...