State and federal prosecutors are proceeding with parallel but linked investigations of the 21-year-old Columbia area man accused in the racial killings of nine African-Americans at a Charleston church. But neither U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles nor 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson will say yet whether Dylann Roof will face one trial, in either state or federal court, or two, with one in each court.
Two alligators – nicknamed “Alli” and “Gator” – were spotted swimming in recent weeks in the Lake Katherine neighborhood. But late Monday afternoon, lake neighbor Julie Latham reported by email that one, Alli, had been caught.
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At First Baptist Dallas, where the pulpit was adorned Sunday with red, white and blue bunting to honor the Fourth of July, the pastor called the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling “an affront in the face of Almighty God.”
Commuters in South Carolina’s five largest metro areas spend less time traveling to work than the national average, but rapid population growth is coming to those areas, and the state has yet to dedicate money the Department of Transportation says it needs to improve road infrastructure.
Leaders of the S.C. chapter of the National Action Network urged calm among supporters and foes of the Confederate flag as the Legislature opens debate Monday on removing the banner from the State House grounds.