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New SC bill would require domestic abusers to wear GPS monitors

Domestic violence suspects could soon be monitored while awaiting trial if a proposed bill becomes law.

SC deputy accused of having sex with high school student

A former deputy working at a South Carolina high school had sex with a 17-year-old student in his patrol car while in uniform, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said Wednesday.

Man killed, family members injured in SC boat crash

A man has been killed and his wife and daughter severely injured in a boat crash on Lake Murray, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Air quality alert issued for parts of South Carolina

Environmental officials have issued an alert for poor air quality in parts of South Carolina.

Man sentenced for role in turtle smuggling scheme

A New Jersey wildlife trader has been sentenced to two years' probation for his role in a reptile smuggling ring that stretched from South Carolina to Hong Kong.

SC father gets death penalty for murdering his five children

A jury says a South Carolina father should be executed for killing his five children. The jury unanimously agreed on the death penalty Thursday for 37-year-old Timothy Jones Jr. in the slayings of his children, ages 1 to 8, in their Lexington home in August 2014.

SC has sold another multi-million dollar lottery ticket

Residents in South Carolina's tri-county area who play the lottery should check their tickets.

Cellphone jamming tested at South Carolina state prison

Federal officials this week oversaw the test at a South Carolina prison of a cellphone signal jamming technology that some hope will help combat the threat posed by inmates with smuggled cellphones, officials told The Associated Press.
Ernest "Fritz" Hollings

Ex-US Sen Ernest ‘Fritz’ Hollings of South Carolina dead

Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 97.

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