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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,...

Sheriff: 2 dead children found buried behind Georgia home

Dec. 21, 2018 5:47 PM EST

GUYTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia sheriff says the bodies of two children have been found buried behind a Guyton home. Effingham County sheriff's officials tell news outlets the children's father, 49-year-old Elwyn Crocker; stepmother, 33-year-old Candice Crocker; stepgrandmother, 50-year-old Kim Wright; and...

School's historical re-enactment causes shooting scare

Dec. 4, 2018 10:54 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dozens of police offices rushed to a South Carolina elementary school Tuesday after 911 dispatchers heard gunshots and someone pulled an alarm reporting a shooting on campus. But it turns out the gunfire was actually blanks being fired as part of a historical re-enactment, deputies...