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Sheriff: SC man out on bond fatally shot wife, son, himself

Apr. 9, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man fatally shot his wife, son and then himself while he was out on bond on domestic violence charges, authorities said. Paul Patrick Johnson Sr. killed his wife Sharekia, 42, and the couple’s 5-year-old son on Wednesday, The Herald of Rock Hill reported. ...

The Latest: New dashboard to track medical readiness

Apr. 9, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak in Wisconsin (all times local): 5 p.m. The Wisconsin Hospital Association has unveiled an enhanced website to get out more data about the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic. The dashboard has information on hospital admissions and bed...

A volunteer loads groceries at a drive-thru and pick up location at Harvest Hope Food Bank Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Greenville, S.C. Harvest Hope helps low income families and senior citizens. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

COVID-19 job losses top 181,000 in South Carolina

Apr. 9, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For the third week in a row, the number of people who live or work in South Carolina saying they lost their jobs because of the coronavirus outbreak increased. More than 85,000 people in the state filed for unemployment for the one week ending April 4, a 31% increase from the week...

17-year-old killed by police in SC checking on car break ins

Apr. 9, 2020 4:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A teenager who a police officer in South Carolina wanted to talk to about breaking into nearby cars was shot and killed by an officer after pulling out a gun during a chase, authorities said. The Columbia police officer was patrolling an area near Eau Clare High School around 6 p.m....

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley disputes a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in Columbia, S.C. Staley was announced as The Associated Press women's basketball coach of the year Monday, March 23, 2020. (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP, File)

Staley thinks No. 1 South Carolina is national champs

Apr. 9, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley believes her top-ranked Gamecocks are the women's basketball national champions, even without an NCAA Tournament trophy to put in their display case due to the pandemic-shortened season. “Why not?” she asked Thursday. “A national...

South Carolina guard Jair Bolden (52) defends Auburn guard J'Von McCormick (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

South Carolina guard Bolden leaving program for final season

Apr. 9, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina guard Jair Bolden is leaving the men's basketball program and will play his final season elsewhere. The school confirmed Bolden's departure. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound point guard from Brooklyn, New York will join his third school as a graduate transfer and be eligible to...

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Murrell Smith, center, answers a question from state Rep. Nancy Mace, right, on the House floor during a special, one-day session of the South Carolina Legislature on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. This year's session has been paused for several weeks amid the new coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Economists estimate SC to lose $1B in revenue from COVID-19

Apr. 9, 2020 3:20 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The best estimate at the moment is South Carolina's budget will lose more than $1 billion estimated to be in next year's budget because of the coronavirus. Predictions in February were the state would have $1.9 billion extra in the spending plan starting July 1. That estimate of extra...

Police: Man crashed into home, violated state virus order

Apr. 9, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man who police say was behind the wheel of a car that crashed into a South Carolina home was accused of driving under the influence and violating a state coronavirus order. Markevis Kinard, 26, hit a vehicle at a gas station and crashed into the occupied home on Wednesday morning,...

Traveling minister accused of sexual misconduct with boys

Apr. 9, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A traveling minister who was arrested this week in South Carolina on charges of sexual misconduct involving teenage boys has had multiple addresses throughout the United States, leading authorities to believe there may be more victims. William Coats was arrested Wednesday in...

House Reading Clerk Bubba Cromer, left, stands next to House Speaker Jay Lucas, center, and House Ways and Means Chairman Murrell Smith, lower right, during a special, one-day session of the South Carolina Legislature on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. This year's session has been paused for several weeks amid the new coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Santee Cooper roadblock stops SC Legislature spending plan

Apr. 8, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Legislature's attempt to meet as quickly as possible Wednesday to assure the state can keep operating while they stay out of session and safe from the peak of the coronavirus outbreak ran into a familiar roadblock in a surprising way. Several senators opposed a bill...