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Shoplifting arrest ends with officer assaulted, suspect shot

Oct. 21, 2019 2:55 PM EDT

GREER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man being arrested on a shoplifting charge in South Carolina attacked an officer and was struck by a bullet fired from the officer's gun. Greenville County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Ryan Flood said 40-year-old Sean Kaiser was struck by the bullet and taken to the...

Man, 61, shot and killed by police in South Carolina

Oct. 21, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

EASLEY, S.C. (AP) — A 61-year-old man has been shot to death by officers in his South Carolina home in what police said was a domestic disturbance. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley said Rickey Leonard Harris died Saturday afternoon after the shooting at his Easley home. Pickens County deputies released...

Clemson's Xavier Thomas likely back for Boston College game

Oct. 21, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson defensive end Xavier Thomas is expected to return this week from concussion protocol when the No. 4 Tigers play Boston College. Says defensive coordinator Brent Venables: "I think he probably will, but we'll see." Thomas was hurt during practice and did not travel for Clemson's...

3 hurt in South Carolina tire shop shooting

Oct. 21, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been shot at a South Carolina tire store. Sumter Police spokeswoman Tonyia McGirt said the shooting happened around 7:45 a.m. Monday at Palmetto Tire and Auto near the busy intersection of U.S. 378 and U.S. 521. McGirt says the three people wounded were...

Sheriff: Student with steak knife threatened to kill teacher

Oct. 21, 2019 8:54 AM EDT

PELION, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a seventh grader bragged about planning to kill a teacher and then was caught with a steak knife at school. News outlets report the Pelion Middle School student was arrested Thursday and charged with bringing a weapon to school and threatening a teacher. Lexington...

Coroner: 13-year-old electrocuted playing with a metal pole

Oct. 21, 2019 7:38 AM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say a 13-year-old boy was electrocuted when a metal pole he was playing with touched a power line. News outlets report the Anderson County Coroner's Office says Brayden D. Williford was killed Sunday night while playing with a metal pole outside a friend's...

Life of SC baby still resonates 1 year after his death

Oct. 21, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Late Monday afternoon (Oct. 14), a man approached Matt Emery as he stood with his wife, Melissa, and their three children at Uptown Greenwood's fountain. He was lank, leaning on a cane for support. His shirt — unbuttoned enough to expose his upper chest — was wrinkled....

South Carolina reserve DB Cook dismissed after arrest

Oct. 20, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina reserve defensive back Jamel Cook has been dismissed from the team after his arrest for domestic violence Friday. Cook was charged with second-degree domestic violence. He was released on a $5,000 personal recognizance bond and has a court hearing date of Nov. 18,...

Charleston cleans up twice the debris expected from Dorian

Oct. 20, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Officials in Charleston have collected twice as much storm debris from Hurricane Dorian as they expected. The city said it has collected more than 600,000 cubic yards (459,000 cubic meters) of tree branches, vegetation, brush and trash in the aftermath of the storm, which skirted...

3 dead in crash in South Carolina

Oct. 20, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say three people died in a crash in South Carolina during tropical storm Nestor, but it's not clear yet what role, if any, the weather played. The Greenville County Coroner's Office tells The State newspaper a Toyota Corolla crossed into oncoming traffic around 6 p.m....