In the final days of the GOP primary runoff for S.C. attorney general, challenger Todd Atwater is playing defense — and offense. Atwater, a Lexington state representative, is the underdog against two-term Attorney General Alan Wilson.
Allison Amanda Smalls of Chapin, SC, whom a prosecutor described as a "con artist," sought out a psychic, betrayed her lover and got $900,000 she shouldn't have. This week, a federal judge sentenced her to six years in prison.
A Holly Hill man described as the ringleader of a scheme to trade wildlife on the black market pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court. Prosecutors said Steven V. Baker was importing Asian turtles and sending S.C. turtles to Hong Kong.
Judge blasts the FBI's gun-check program, saying it denies examiners access to a database to check the backgrounds of would-be gun purchasers. If examiners had that database, the judge wrote, killer Dylann Roof could not have bought a gun.
Two S.C. solicitors, involved in the State House corruption probe, publicly are backing Gov. Henry McMaster in his GOP primary runoff. The support comes as McMaster tries to deflect criticism for his closeness to the Quinn political empire.
A house fire in Booker Washington Heights neighborhood of Columbia that killed Francena Willingham is one of four being investigated as related by Columbia Fire Department. The fires threaten a historically black community trying to recover.
The Lexington, SC, orthopedic surgeon charged with manslaughter in the October 2017 shooting death of a man faces a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the victim's parents. Dr. Adam Lazzarini is accused of fatally shooting William Player Holland last year when Holland was a guest in Lazzarini's home.
Two people are facing charges in the killing of a Columbia-area restaurant owner whose body was found Tuesday, June 19, 2018, on Wilson Boulevard off Interstate 77. The victim had been strangled, the coroner said.
A man nicknamed “Daddy Frost” was sentenced to 40 years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to force underage girls and young women into sex trafficking by means of force and threats in South Carolina and the southeast, prosecutors say.
A Clover, South Carolina man was cited by police after a loaded handgun was found in his carry-on bag at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport on Thursday, June 21, 2018, according to the Transportation Security Administration.
Center of Hope says a third party is responsible for fatal wreck that occurred in April 2017. The victim's family alleges the woman left the methadone clinic minutes before the wreck, making Center of Hope responsible for her death.
An Oconee County, SC, man faces drug trafficking and weapon charges after he led deputies on a chase on a moped carrying drugs, guns and a kitten, according to a news release from the Oconee County Sheriff's Office.
A man died after he was shot by his ex-girlfriend's son when he tried to get in the house through a garage door after a domestic altercation, according to Anderson County Coroner. The woman's son, in his 20s, shot the man multiple times.
A nurse with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare is charged with stealing controlled substances including morphine, Oxycodone, Hydromorphone and Lorazepam multiple times, according to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.
A half hour after a Holly Hill, SC man was released from the Hill-Finklea Detention Center, police say he stole a police car that was unlocked with keys and a gun inside. The Moncks Corner Police arrested him the next day, putting him back in jail.
A turtle trafficker pleaded guilty for the second time in three years to the crime. Steven Verren Baker, of Holly Hill, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to smuggle wildlife after he was caught shipping turtles from Hong Kong to the U.S.
A Charleston, SC man was convicted of selling $40 of crack to an undercover agent in 2007, his third strike earning him a life sentence in prison. On Monday, the man convicted of non-violent crimes was released after his attorney made a plea agreement.
A Union, SC, man faces a charge of malicious injury to property after he threw a toilet seat at his ex-wife's home. The toilet seat bounced off the home and hit the victim's car, causing scratches to the paint, police say.