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Prosecutor: SC man choked crying woman after she woke him up

May. 30, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A man who police said choked and killed a friend's daughter said he snapped after she wouldn't stop crying and begging him to take her home after a night of drinking, a prosecutor said. Kenneth Henry Eastwood, 68, appeared in court via video Thursday, asking for bond on the murder...

SC man kills woman in jealous rage, daughters trying to help

May. 19, 2020 12:43 PM EDT

ST. MATTHEWS, S.C. (AP) — A man who shot and killed a woman and two of her daughters in South Carolina before killing himself was angry that his one-time girlfriend had gone to the beach with another man, authorities said. Gabriel Jordan first started choking Shanta Singleton outside the home in St....

S.C. State alumni express no confidence in university leader

May. 18, 2020 2:51 PM EDT

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina State University's national alumni association has expressed no confidence in the school's current president following a decision by the board of trustees to extend the leader's contract. In a virtual news conference held Friday, the South Carolina State University...

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster speaks to reporters during a briefing on severe weather and the new coronavirus outbreak on Monday, April 13, 2020, in West Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Trump declares disaster for 7 SC counties after storms

May. 2, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster request from South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster following tornadoes and severe weather that hit the state last month, according to a Saturday news release. Nine people died in South Carolina as a result of the storms that occurred on...

Severe weather possible in South Carolina on Thursday

Apr. 21, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Forecasters warn there is a chance of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes across part of South Carolina on Thursday. The Storm Prediction Center has placed areas from Aiken to Orangeburg to Charleston and south in an enhanced risk of severe weather. That is the third highest of the...

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, left, looks on as Emergency Management Division Director Kim Stenson speaks during a briefing on severe weather and the new coronavirus outbreak on Monday, April 13, 2020, in West Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

SC officials: Hurricane response in outbreak 'good question'

Apr. 13, 2020 7:58 PM EDT

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With hurricane season less than two months away, officials in South Carolina said Monday they don't yet have a good plan in place if a storm hits during the coronavirus outbreak, particularly for people potentially displaced from their homes in the aftermath. During the latest...