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2 dead, 2 hurt after man fires randomly at SC bar

Aug. 22, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man angry over being kicked out of a South Carolina bar fired randomly after an argument early Thursday, killing two people and wounding two others. Richland County Sheriff's spokeswoman Cynthia Roldán said the shooting happened about 2:30 a.m. after employees...

Carolinas amusement park closes new coaster after injury

Aug. 22, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An amusement park located in both North and South Carolina has closed its newest roller coaster after someone suffered a thumb injury. Carowinds said the rider was hurt Sunday on the Copperhead Strike coaster. The ride opened earlier this year at the amusement park, which is located...

South Carolina county welcomes newest K-9 officer

Aug. 22, 2019 2:21 PM EDT

WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county is welcoming its newest K-9 officer. WSPA-TV reports the Oconee County Sheriff's Office announced a new deputy to their staff on Wednesday: K-9 Thor. Thor, who will be a tracking and explosives canine for the sheriff's office, is a yellow lab and was...

Ex-SC official to stay in jail after prostitution bust

Aug. 22, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former member of the board that oversees South Carolina highways will have to stay in jail until a federal court hearing to determine if he violated probation when authorities say he tried to hire a prostitute. Prosecutors said John Hardee texted an undercover officer posing as a...

Manufacturing company KP Components expands in SC

Aug. 22, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

PICKENS, S.C. (AP) — A Denmark-based manufacturing company is expanding in South Carolina. The state's Department of Commerce says KP Components, a precision components manufacturer, is expanding in Pickens County. Officials say it is a $16 million investment that intends to create 47 jobs. The Greenville...

49-year-old elephant dies at South Carolina zoo

Aug. 22, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — One of two elephants at a South Carolina zoo has died unexpectedly. Riverbanks Zoo said the 49-year-old female African elephant named Robin was found dead early Thursday at the Columbia zoo. Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Animal Care and Welfare Director John Davis said in a statement the...

Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to drive Xfinity race at Darlington

Aug. 22, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. still plans to compete in the Xfinity event at Darlington Raceway on Aug. 31, despite a recent plane crash. Earnhardt Jr. posted his update on Twitter late Wednesday night, saying his lower back is sore and swollen. He's receiving daily treatment "solely to get...

Daily ferry service coming to Charleston

Aug. 21, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Population growth and crowded highways have paved the way for a passenger ferry service in the Charleston area that's expected to begin in October. The Daniel Island Ferry is expected to carry up to 49 passengers from a Wando River dock near Children's Park on Daniel Island to the...

Woman killed trying to jump on semitruck identified

Aug. 21, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A Georgia woman who authorities say was fatally struck while trying to jump on the hood of a moving semitruck in South Carolina has been identified. News outlets report 19-year-old Maliyah Smith of East Point, Georgia was hit Tuesday. Lexington County Sheriff's Office Capt. Adam...

S Carolina hot car death suspect resigns from teaching post

Aug. 21, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

WALTERBORO, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman charged with murder for the death of her teenage daughter in a hot car has resigned from her post as a public school teacher. Colleton County School District spokesman Sean Gruber said the school board accepted longtime educator Rita Pangalangan's resignation...