State News

Estimated 129 guns found in home of police ambush suspect

Authorities found approximately 130 guns inside the South Carolina home of a man who set up his house in an upscale neighborhood to ambush police officers coming to question his son about a possible …

Authorities: Customer stabs restaurant staffer over order

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a customer stabbed a South Carolina restaurant staff member after an argument over a food order turned violent.Greenville County Sheriff's Office Lt. …

Sheriff: Nearly 130 guns found in South Carolina home of man accused of ambushing officers, killing 1 and wounding 6

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sheriff: Nearly 130 guns found in South Carolina home of man accused of ambushing officers, killing 1 and wounding 6.

Democratic Superintendent candidate has felony conviction

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Education Superintendent in South Carolina, Israel Romero, has a felony conviction that may mean he is ineligible to be elected.Romero was …

South Carolina prisons assessing anti-cellphone technology

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina prison officials are assessing a system intended to block cellphones smuggled inside by inmates.Corrections Department Director Bryan Stirling says …

2 die in wreck while being chased by South Carolina deputies

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — Two people who sheriff's deputies said were driving a stolen car have died in a wreck following a chase in South Carolina.Lexington County Sheriff's Capt. Adam Myrick said …

Coroner: Found human skull apparently not from recent death

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A coroner in South Carolina says a human skull recently found at a Hilton Head Island park doesn't appear to be from a recent death.The Island Packet reported …

After demolitions, S Carolina capital aims to save buildings

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's capital city is considering an ordinance to delay the rapid demolition of some historic buildings, following the razing of two buildings that qualified …

2020 Democrats building ties to power brokers in key states

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Before he cut the $100,000 checks, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti brought the Democratic Party chairmen from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada backstage to …

Families search for the missing in the hurricane's aftermath

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Joanne Garone Behnke has replayed every possible scenario in her mind a hundred times.Maybe her 79-year-old aunt sought shelter at the sturdy condo nearby that …

California man exonerated, 2 arrested in 1998 killing

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man wrongly convicted of murdering his lover two decades ago has been exonerated and new arrests have been made in the case, authorities said …

Georgia teacher dies in plane crash off Long Island

THOMSON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia school official says a teacher there was one of the three victims of a Saturday plane crash off of New York's Long Island.Local news outlets report McDuffie …

The Latest: Michael ruins large part of Florida cotton crop

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on recovery efforts after Hurricane Michael (all times local):5 p.m.Researchers at the University of Florida estimate that Florida's cotton crop has been …

Man said to be Jamaican lottery scam kingpin gets 6 years

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Jamaican man who authorities said masterminded a lottery scam that defrauded at least 95 Americans out of more than $5.8 million was sentenced Monday to six years in …

Police: Teen shooting at sign kills man sitting on porch

HODGES, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old shooting at a street sign ended up striking and killing a man sitting on his porch in South Carolina.Investigators said Eason Gravley was …

In South Carolina trip, Avenatti tests southern 2020 waters

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The attorney for adult film actress Stormy Daniels says he isn't dead set on making a bid to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. But Michael Avenatti says he was …

Man with grudge who drove car into mourners gets 80 years

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man who drove his car into a group of mourners at a South Carolina cemetery, hurting 11 of them, has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.Circuit Court Judge Clifton …

Report: Number of South Carolina foster care children grows

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A report says the number of South Carolina children in state custody has grown from roughly 3,100 in 2012 to nearly 4,600 today.The Post and Courier reports the …

Waccamaw River in S Carolina finally dips under flood stage

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Waccamaw River near the South Carolina coast has finally gone back into its banks after 29 days of flooding following Hurricane Florence.The National Weather Service …

South Carolina sheriff's deputy hurt in wreck; 3 charged

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Three men have been arrested and charged in a wreck that injured a sheriff's deputy in South Carolina.Richland County Sheriff's spokeswoman Alexis Leigh told news outlets …