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Missouri woman sentenced in death of snake breeder husband

Jan. 24, 2022 17:56 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A woman convicted of killing her husband at his snake breeding business in central Missouri was sentenced Monday to 16 years in prison. Boone County Judge Kevin Crane sentenced Lynlee Renick to 13 years for second-degree murder and three years for armed...

Columbia attorney waited 10 years to be on ‘Jeopardy!’

Jan. 24, 2022 10:25 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Columbia lawyer Clark Dawson waited a decade to be on “Jeopardy!,” a game show she had watched with her family since she was a young girl. Finally, the call came. But when she arrived at Sony Pictures in Culver City, California, on that early, early...

Black Democrats in South Carolina giving Biden mixed reviews

Jan. 23, 2022 12:10 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Joe Biden's run for the Democratic presidential nomination was all but declared dead as he headed to the South Carolina primary in late February 2020. He had finished fifth in New Hampshire and fourth in Iowa. Still, Biden advised skeptics to withhold...

FBI building new South Carolina headquarters near Lexington

Jan. 22, 2022 10:42 AM EST

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — The FBI is building a new headquarters for its South Carolina operations in Lexington. The building will bring together FBI employees that are currently spread across three buildings in the Columbia area. The FBI said the new building near...

Prosecutor: Alex Murdaugh now faces 71 charges; $8.5M stolen

Jan. 21, 2022 13:17 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A once-prominent South Carolina lawyer now faces 71 charges that he stole nearly $8.5 million in wrongful death and wreck settlements from more than a dozen people after another round of indictments against Alex Murdaugh were handed up Friday. The 23 new...

SC Senate passes new US House districts with minimal changes

Jan. 20, 2022 16:58 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate approved a new map for the state's U.S. House seats on Thursday, making minimal changes to the current seven districts of which all but one reliably elect Republicans. Senators voted 26-15 vote for passage strictly along party lines....

Text of SC Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State speech

Jan. 19, 2022 19:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my fellow South Carolinians: We are here tonight to address...

SC Democrat moves final US House map debate to Senate floor

Jan. 19, 2022 14:18 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Democratic state senator who drew new U.S. House districts in South Carolina that would likely generate at least one more chance to send a Democrat to Washington said Wednesday he will wait to debate the his map before the full Senate. The decision by Sen....

Arrest made after 18-year-old shot to death in Columbia

Jan. 18, 2022 15:20 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Columbia police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of an 18-year-old high school student. Officers found Roberto Angel Lauer dead of a gunshot wound Monday night at a home in northeast Columbia, police said. Lauer was a senior at...

No. 13 Georgia women hand Missouri first loss at home, 72-62

Jan. 17, 2022 21:36 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jenna Staiti scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as No. 13 Georgia became the first visiting team to earn a win at Missouri this season, using a strong finish to post a 72-62 victory over the Tigers Monday night. Georgia has struggled at the beginning of...