Sheriff's deputies in three South Carolina counties have recently completed training for dealing with mentally ill people that they hope will make them more empathetic in such situations.
South Carolina state Rep. Peter McCoy is a former prosecutor who has handled dozens of drug cases.
Deputies say Dylann Roof, charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, has been assaulted by another inmate at the South Carolina jail where he is being held.
The families of some of the nine people killed in a South Carolina church are suing the FBI.
The sheriff in Dorchester County says three inmates used part of a desk to pry open a window to escape from the jail in St. George.
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg says the prayers of Charlestonians are with those in Orlando after 50 people were killed there in the worst mass shooting in American history.
A South Carolina state senator gunned down during Bible study at the Charleston church where he was pastor has been honored with a portrait in the Senate chamber.
A white former South Carolina police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist who was running away now faces federal civil rights charges.
Another endangered leatherback sea turtle is being treated at the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston.
A South Carolina judge has delayed the state death-penalty trial of Dylann Roof, who is charged with killing nine people at a Charleston church last year.