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Parris Island wages battles, not war, against climate change

PARRIS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Rising seas are encroaching on one of America’s most storied military installations, where thousands of recruits are molded into Marines each year amid the salt marshes of S...

Ex-banker charged with conspiring in Murdaugh money scheme

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted the former CEO of a South Carolina bank on charges of conspiring with once-prominent, now- suspended attorney Alex Murdaugh to defraud victims — includ...

2nd SC execution on hold after court halts firing squad plan

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's highest court, two days after pausing plans for a rare firing squad execution, announced Friday that it was putting another execution on hold as inmates challeng...

Second arrest made in South Carolina mall shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities on Monday announced the arrest of a second man in connection with Saturday's shootout inside a busy shopping mall in South Carolina's capital, one of two mass shootin...

South Carolina inmate picks firing squad over electric chair

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina prisoner scheduled to be the first man executed in the state in more than a decade has decided to die by firing squad rather than in the electric chair later thi...

Lawsuit over South Carolina execution methods can go forward

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge ruled Thursday that a lawsuit brought by four death row inmates challenging South Carolina's execution methods can move forward as the state attempts to carry out its fir...

S. Carolina schedules 1st execution with firing squad ready

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has scheduled its first execution after corrections officials finished updating the death chamber to prepare for executions by firing squad. The ...

2 SC death row inmates ask court not to schedule executions

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyers for two men on South Carolina's death row have asked the state's Supreme Court to hold off on setting execution dates while they challenge a new law allowing executions b...

Murdaugh friend charged with aiding insurance fraud scheme

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A longtime friend of South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh now faces 18 charges involving the theft of more than $3 million in insurance money from the family of Murdaugh's dead ...

Group to restore bowling alley, crux of Orangeburg Massacre

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Big plans are being realized for a once-segregated bowling alley that stands dark and dusty 54 years after state troopers fired into a crowd of Black students in the killings n...

Jury finds ex-officer not guilty of assaulting Black man

A jury has acquitted a fired South Carolina police officer of assaulting a Black man during a videotaped 2021 traffic stop the ex-officer later apologized for. The six-person jury W...

Fired officer who apologized for assault seeking acquittal

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — The former South Carolina police officer who apologized after attacking a Black man seemingly without provocation during an arrest last year now wants a jury to acquit him of a ...

A year after SC inmate's death, family still seeking charges

The family of a mentally ill Black man who died after South Carolina jail employees repeatedly stunned him and then kneeled on his back until he stopped breathing is still seeking criminal charges a y...

Alex Murdaugh attorneys ask judge to lower $7 million bond

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Lawyers for prominent South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh said Monday that he's so broke he can't pay a phone bill — much less $7 million in bail — while a court-appointed over...

Murdaugh blamed some problems on addiction; bond set at $7M

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Speaking publicly for the first time in months, the prominent South Carolina attorney accused of a slew of mostly financial crimes after his wife and son were found shot dead out...