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Senators: Bipartisan police overhaul talks end with no deal

Sep. 23, 2021 00:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan congressional talks on overhauling policing practices have ended without an agreement, top bargainers from both parties said, marking the collapse of an effort that began after killings of unarmed Black people by officers sparked protests across the U.S. ...

South Carolina's Confederate monument protection law upheld

Sep. 22, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state law preventing anyone from moving a Confederate monument or changing the historical name of a street or building without the Legislature's permission is legal. But in the same ruling, ...

Sheriff: 12 inmates now charged in South Carolina jail riot

Sep. 22, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

A total of a dozen inmates are now facing charges after a South Carolina jail riot in which two guards were held hostage and injured. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced charges against 10 inmates during a news conference Wednesday in Columbia. Two other men were...

Senators: Bipartisan police overhaul talks end with no deal

Sep. 22, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan congressional talks on overhauling policing practices have ended without an agreement, top bargainers from both parties said Wednesday, marking the collapse of an effort that began after killings of unarmed Black people by officers sparked protests across the...

Officer struck and killed by vehicle fleeing police stop

Sep. 22, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

LAKE CITY, S.C. (AP) — An officer killed last week while on duty was struck by a car driving away from a traffic stop, police in South Carolina said. Lake City Police Lt. John Stewart died after he was hit on Sept. 17 and his funeral will be Friday, authorities said. ...

$50K reward for information in Clemson student's death

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

SENECA, S.C. (AP) — A $50,000 reward is being offered for information about the 2014 death of Clemson University student Tucker Hipps. Hipps, a 19-year-old sophomore, went missing after an early morning run with other pledges of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity near the...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Sep. 22, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

The (Charleston) Post and Courier. Sept. 20, 2021. Editorial: SC on track for marriage of cheaper, greener electricity. We can’t back down South Carolinians got taken to the cleaners in the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle. Those of us who underwrote the...

South Carolina agencies to get grants to help crime victims

Sep. 22, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Millions of dollars in government grants will soon flow to a variety of agencies that work with crime victims, state officials announced. The South Carolina Attorney General’s Office on Tuesday announced that more than $32 million will go to...

South Carolina to start Doty at quarterback against Kentucky

Sep. 21, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina sophomore Luke Doty will get his first start of the season at quarterback. Gamecocks coach Shane Beamer said Tuesday that Doty would get the call at home against Kentucky on Saturday night. Doty hurt his foot in practice last month...

SC school mask mandate ban disrupts learning, groups say

Sep. 21, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As the South Carolina Supreme Court mulls the legality of a state rule that effectively bans masks in most schools, health care workers and educators are renewing calls for state lawmakers to repeal the provision altogether. Pediatricians and...