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Body awaiting cremation found 3 years later at funeral home

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina coroner says the decomposed body of a woman whose family thought she had been cremated almost three years ago has been discovered at a funeral …

First responders trying to save their own from suicide

Emily Avin was supposed to come home that day in September.Her parents had arranged it: Avin would move back into their country home in the small Florence County town of Pamplico, where she grew up …

Suspect arrested after missing Kentucky teen found in home

SALUDA, S.C. (AP) — A 16-year-old girl reported missing from Kentucky two months ago has been found in South Carolina, and authorities say they have arrested a suspect in her disappearance.The …

The Latest: Spokesman off staff list after profane tweet

The Latest on the South Carolina public health agency's handling of a profane message from its Twitter account (all times local):2:40 p.m.The chief spokesman of South Carolina's public health agency …

Govt agency says staffer fired after profane Trump tweet

South Carolina's public health agency said Friday that an employee had been fired after posting a profanity-laced message critical of President Donald Trump in the wake of a deadly school shooting …

Parents of hazing victims gather in South Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Tears flowed as the parents of 15 children who died in college hazing incidents gathered in South Carolina to share their losses.The State newspaper reported the …

Man convicted of Mother's Day shooting in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of a South Carolina woman on Mother's Day, 2015.A Charleston County jury convicted Kenneth Lamont Robison, 18, …

South Carolina inmate who wounded deputy in 2011 killed

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina prison officials say an inmate who shot and wounded a sheriff's deputy more than six years ago has been killed in prison during a fight with another …

Heart attack leads to change of heart over Confederate flag

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Despite a petition, protest march and neighbor-erected fences, a South Carolina woman had vowed she would die before she would stop flying a Confederate flag in her …

Suspect surrenders in South Carolina shooting death

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man has surrendered to police in a South Carolina shooting death earlier this week.Nineteen-year-old Tyrone Council II surrendered to Charleston police Thursday …

Lawsuit: Chiropractor forced sex, Scientology on ex-employee

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former employee of a South Carolina chiropractor says he sexually assaulted her and tried to convert her to Scientology.The State reports a lawsuit filed in state court …

Woman dies in house fire in northern South Carolina

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A bedridden woman and her dog have died in a house fire in northern South Carolina.Anderson County Deputy Coroner Don McCown said it appears 65-year-old Myra Johnson was …

Govt agency won't release data after profane Trump tweet

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's public health agency on Thursday refused to release details about a profanity-laced message posted from its official Twitter account criticizing …

South Carolina officers cleared in man's shooting death

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A prosecutor has cleared four South Carolina sheriff's deputies in the shooting death of a man last November.Greenville prosecutor Walt Wilkins released a statement …

Utility to pay millions to preserve abandoned reactor site

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's state-owned utility says it will pay millions per year to preserve equipment and parts at an abandoned nuclear reactor site.Santee Cooper's acting board …

Man gets 25 years in deaths of 2 South Carolina road workers

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in a hit and run that killed two transportation department employees.Court records in Aiken show that …

Bon Secours announces plans to merge with Mercy Health

MARRIOTTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Bon Secours Health System has announced plans to merge with Cincinnati-based Mercy Health to create the fifth-largest Catholic health system in the country.If …

S. Carolina health agency Twitter account calls Trump 'tool'

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control's Twitter account posted a profanity-laced message criticizing President Donald Trump in the wake of …

23 more flu deaths reported in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State health officials say 23 more people have died from the flu in South Carolina.The Department of Health and Environmental Control said Wednesday that the latest …

Fake $20 bill leads to seizure of more than $2K in heroin

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man's provision of a counterfeit $20 bill to a friend for gas led to his arrest on heroin trafficking charges.The Rock Hill Herald reports a Rock Hill …