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Man falls to death at oceanfront hotel trying to escape sixth-floor shooting, police say

Apr. 15, 2024 11:58 AM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A man plunged nearly six stories to his death after shots were fired in a room at a South Carolina beachfront hotel, Myrtle Beach police said. No was injured in the gunfire early Sunday at sixth-floor room at Hotel Blue, investigators said. ...

Dawn Staley and her NCAA champion South Carolina Gamecocks celebrated with parade and rally

Apr. 14, 2024 18:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina women's basketball coach Dawn Staley and her national championship Gamecocks celebrated with a jam-packed, downtown parade and rally at the Statehouse a week after completing their undefeated season. Staley and her players rode some seven...

Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham are again at odds, now over abortion. The strife could help both men

Apr. 14, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The long and occasionally quixotic relationship between Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham has again turned negative after the South Carolina senator criticized the former president for refusing to support a federal abortion ban. Trump repeatedly disparaged...

Today in History: April 13, Apollo 13 damaged by explosion

Apr. 13, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 13, the 104th day of 2024. There are 262 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 13, 1964, Sidney Poitier became the first Black performer to win an Academy Award for best actor or best...

Prosecutors: South Carolina prison supervisor took $219,000 in bribes; got 173 cellphones to inmates

Apr. 12, 2024 12:34 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A supervisor who managed security at a South Carolina prison accepted more than $219,000 in bribes over three years and got 173 contraband cellphones for inmates, according to federal prosecutors. Christine Mary Livingston, 46, was indicted earlier this month...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 11, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Post and Courier. April 6, 2024. Editorial: Loftis’ performance should earn a spot on SC ballot — but not for reelection South Carolina’s elected state treasurer made quite a spectacle of himself on Tuesday, demonstrating far better than state senators ever...

Off-duty officer charged with murder after shooting man in South Carolina parking lot, agents say

Apr. 10, 2024 20:12 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An off-duty police officer in South Carolina was charged with murder Wednesday after state investigators said he shot a man trying to drive away after the two fought in a fast food restaurant parking lot. Anthony DeLustro told investigators he was trying to...

South Carolina's top officer not releasing details on 2012 hack that stole millions of tax returns

Apr. 10, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twelve years after a hacker stole personal data from more than 3.6 million people in South Carolina by obtaining Social Security numbers and credit card information from tax returns, the state's top police officer said Wednesday he thought he knew who did it but wasn't ready...

NCAA men's final sees viewership increase over 2023, but not enough to outdraw women's title game

Apr. 09, 2024 17:07 PM EDT

For the first time, the NCAA women's basketball championship outdrew the men. UConn's 75-60 victory over Purdue in Monday night's men's final on TBS and TNT averaged 14.82 million, according to Nielsen. That was not enough to surpass the 18.87 million who watched South Carolina...

South Carolina's Staley shares NCAA Tournament triumph with loyal FAMS upon return home

Apr. 08, 2024 17:37 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley proudly marched her latest NCAA championship trophy in front of the wild, cheering “FAMS" who've supported her throughout South Carolina's rise from SEC also-ran to three-time tournament winners. About 7,500 fans, who Staley and her team have...