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Authorities: Teen sneaks loaded gun into SC holding facility

May. 27, 2022 13:54 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 13-year-old arrested for having a loaded gun at a South Carolina mall apparently sneaked a second loaded weapon into the facility where he was taken, authorities said. A Columbia Police Department spokesperson called the incident “an egregious failure on...

Central Missouri library system workers vote to unionize

May. 23, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Workers at Daniel Boone Regional Library in central Missouri have voted to form a union, library officials said in a statement Monday. The new union will be the only active public library union in the state. The results showed 101 employees in...

Gun-sniffing dog added to security at South Carolina mall

May. 21, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A dog trained to sniff out guns has been added to the security team at a South Carolina mall where 15 people were hurt in a shooting last month. The dog, named Carlos, will walk around Columbiana Centre with its handler, alerting the human if he smells a...

South Carolina family funneling grief into helping the needy

May. 21, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — He was known as TFew. He loved to build things. To hunt and fish and be outdoors. Friends and family say he was always smiling. Thomas Few would have been a junior at Clemson had he not slipped from the roof of a garage at the Kappa Alpha...

Workers vote on forming Missouri's only active library union

May. 17, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

Workers at a public library system based in Columbia are voting this week on whether to become the only active public librarians union in the state. If employees at the Daniel Boone Regional Library, which has branches in Columbia, Fulton, Ashland and Holts Summit, ratify the union,...

Man freed in competency mix up arrested again in SC killings

May. 13, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man charged with killing two sisters in South Carolina 12 years ago but who disappeared out of the legal system after he was found incompetent to stand trial was arrested Thursday in Colorado after authorities reinstated his charges, a sheriff's office and a family...

Frenetic last SC General Assembly day sees trustee bill fail

May. 12, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Time ran out for South Carolina senators as they tried to pass a bill that would restructure the University of South Carolina's board on Thursday, the frenetic final day of the 2022 General Assembly session. Gov. Henry McMaster's desk filled quickly on the...

Wife of Columbia man killed by motorist awarded $10 million

May. 12, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A woman who hit and killed a pedestrian in Columbia while she was talking on her phone and speeding has been ordered to pay $10 million to the victim's wife. Circuit Court Judge Joshua Devine on Wednesday approved the judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit filed...

Man committed after slayings shows up free in small SC town

May. 10, 2022 03:20 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The last thing the family of two sisters slain in a tiny South Carolina town had heard about the man who confessed to killing them was that he was headed to a mental hospital in 2012 to be treated for schizophrenia so he could later be tried for murder. For 10...

Preliminary 3.3 magnitude quake jolts South Carolina

May. 09, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A relatively rare East Coast earthquake centered just northeast of South Carolina's capital city jolted large numbers of state residents awake early Monday, rocking the Southern state at a preliminary 3.3 magnitude, authorities said. There were no immediate...