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Ex-boyfriend charged in death of North Carolina woman

Oct. 18, 2021 16:49 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina woman who was reported missing last week has been found dead in South Carolina, and authorities have charged her boyfriend in her death. The body of LaPorscha Baldwin, 30, of Gastonia was found on Thursday by Fairfield County,...

SC Ports to get its 1st woman CEO when Newsome retires

Oct. 18, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Ports CEO Jim Newsome is retiring next year, handing over the running of the docks in Charleston to the first woman to lead a top 10 container port in the United States. Current Chief Operating Officer Barbara Melvin will take over...

Jill Biden says SC 'prayer partner' helped change her life

Oct. 18, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For years, Jill Biden couldn’t bring herself to pray, her faith shattered by the 2015 death of her son Beau from brain cancer at age 46. She felt “betrayed, broken.” Then a face in the crowd at one of her husband's stops in 2019 as he...

Coroner: Boy found bleeding in Orangeburg home had been shot

Oct. 18, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A 2-year-old boy who died after his mother said she found him bleeding from the head by her bed after hearing a noise by the front door was shot in the Orangeburg home, authorities said. An autopsy on Zyon Sa’eed Randolph found he was shot once...

Probate judge suspended for 2nd time for Facebook posts

Oct. 18, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court has suspended the probate judge in Oconee County for 18 months for breaking judicial rules for a second time. Kenneth “Kenny” Johns improperly acted as a character witness for an out-of-state legal proceeding...

South Carolina woman charged in daughter's August death

Oct. 18, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

WOODRUFF, S.C. (AP) — An upstate South Carolina woman has been charged with manslaughter in the August death of her daughter. Local news outlets report that Heather Wessel of Woodruff was arrested and charged Friday. She's accused of manslaughter in the Aug. 7 death of...

Man acquitted after years in jail following 2017 shooting

Oct. 18, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — An upstate South Carolina man who spent four years in jail while accused of murder has been found not guilty. The Greenville News reports that jurors acquitted 36-year-old Diderikcous Jacobi Hill on Friday in the 2017 shooting death of...

Animal shelters in SC swamped with strays, surrendered pets

Oct. 18, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

ABBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Not all pandemic victims walk on two legs. Four-legged victims are flooding area animal shelters. The impact goes beyond finding homes for dogs. Staff at shelters in Abbeville and Greenwood are squeezed for time to work with animals to assure they...

Jill Biden surprises her South Carolina 'prayer partner'

Oct. 17, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jill Biden on Sunday returned to the South Carolina Baptist church where she says she began to repair her relationship with God following her son's death from brain cancer six years ago. The first lady quietly flew to West Columbia for a...

Ex-grad assistant Noland set to start at QB for Gamecocks

Oct. 17, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former graduate assistant coach Zeb Noland is set to start at quarterback for South Carolina against No. 17 Texas A&M on Saturday. Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer said Sunday night starter Luke Doty re-injured his foot in a 21-20 victory over...