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Police: SC man threw explosive at ex-girlfriend's home

Apr. 23, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man is facing multiple charges, including with second-degree arson, after police say they believe he threw an explosive device at the apartment of a woman who recently broke up with him. The State reports 32-year-old Devin Ross Spinelli was arrested Monday in...

Police: S Carolina officer wounded during firearms training

Apr. 23, 2019 1:49 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities in South Carolina say a Charleston police officer was accidentally shot in the arm during firearms training. The Post and Courier reports police say the officer was wounded Monday afternoon when a gun unintentionally went off. The wounded officer was taken to a hospital...

Funeral set for slain Marine

Apr. 23, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A memorial service will be held in Maine for a 21-year-old Marine corporal slain in South Carolina. The service for Cpl. Tyler Wallingford, of Standish, is set for Saturday at a funeral home in Portland. Visiting hours are scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon with the memorial service to...

Judge orders mental review in SC police ambush shooting case

Apr. 22, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A judge has ordered a man who authorities say killed two police officers in an ambush from his upscale South Carolina home to have a mental examination. Prosecutor Ed Clements asked for the examination Monday after 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins wrote to the Post and Courier newspaper...

2019's tobacco settlement gives South Carolina $79 million

Apr. 22, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has been paid another installment from the settlement nearly all U.S. states signed with the major tobacco companies in 1998. State Attorney General Alan Wilson said Monday most of the nearly $79 million in the 2019 payment will go to help pay for Medicaid. Wilson said...

SC teacher group plans May 1 walkout and march to Statehouse

Apr. 22, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of South Carolina teachers organized on social media is asking all teachers to take a day off during the middle of next week and march on the Statehouse. SC for Ed is organizing the All Out On May 1 rally, saying lawmakers have not done enough this year to help teachers after...

Observation tower opens at South Carolina's highest point

Apr. 22, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

SASSAFRAS MOUNTAIN, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's highest point now has a $1 million observation tower. The state Department of Natural Resources opened an observation tower Monday that has been nearly a decade in the making on top of Sassafras Mountain in Pickens County. The tower is the final part of a...

14 SEC players who could have breakthrough seasons

Apr. 22, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

Now that spring practice has ended, here's a list of Southeastern Conference players who are poised to break out this fall. Classes listed are their classes in the fall. EASTERN DIVISION FLORIDA AMARI BURNEY, LB, Soph. — Burney, a converted safety, takes over for NFL-bound Vosean Joseph at the...

Warren unveils $640 billion college debt forgiveness plan

Apr. 22, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democrat Elizabeth Warren is proposing the elimination of existing student loan debt for millions of Americans, part of a sweeping set of education funding proposals announced as she and other presidential candidates seek to differentiate themselves in a sprawling field. The...

C.T. Pan rallies to win RBC Heritage for 1st PGA Tour title

Apr. 21, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — C.T. Pan watched the Masters last week with his wife, and sometimes caddie, Yingchun Lin, thrilled by Tiger Woods' stirring victory at Augusta National. His wife, Pan recalled, told him point blank, "Hey, I'm not patient, so you better get me (to Augusta) as soon as...