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Former Milwaukee police officer Dominique Heaggan-Brown, center, speaks with his attorney Jonathan Smith in Milwaukee County Court on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in Milwaukee after being acquitted on first-degree reckless homicide charges in the killing of Sylville Smith. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP, Pool)
June 22, 2017 - 11:28 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the three years since fatal police shootings of unarmed black people launched the Black Lives Matter movement, few officers have been charged and none has been convicted by juries in the highest-profile deaths that inspired protests across the country. Experts cite a...
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June 20, 2017 - 6:41 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Voters in South Carolina's 5th Congressional District are going to the polls to determine who will succeed Mick Mulvaney in Congress. Tuesday's special election has garnered far less national attention that the race in Georgia's 6th District, which Tuesday is seen as an early...
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June 19, 2017 - 2:24 pm
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- At least seven people are recovering from injuries after a shooting captured live on Facebook along the South Carolina coast. Myrtle Beach police Lt. Joey Crosby says the shooting was reported about 12:30 a.m. Sunday as a group of people were blocking traffic on Ocean...
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June 07, 2017 - 6:31 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) The Legislature on Tuesday approved a roughly $8 billion spending plan for state taxes, despite opposition to a provision that strips South Carolina's higher education agency of its ability to review the bulk of public colleges' building plans. The Senate initially voted 19-23...
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May 17, 2017 - 7:16 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a special election runoff to nominate a GOP candidate to fill the former South Carolina congressional seat of Mick Mulvaney (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The runoff election for the Republican GOP nomination to replace Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina’s 5th...
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May 17, 2017 - 7:00 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina legislators, reporters and activists are discussing political corruption and potential reforms. The South Carolina Progressive Network is hosting a public forum on corruption from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the Marriott in downtown Columbia. The forum is divided into...
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May 07, 2017 - 6:21 pm
SURFSIDE BEACH, S.C. (AP) -- Police are looking for the masked man who kidnapped an overnight convenience store clerk at gunpoint. Multiple media organizations reported the 28-year-old woman was abducted early Sunday from a store in the South Carolina coastal town of Surfside Beach. She escaped by...
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May 03, 2017 - 10:43 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a black motorist shot to death by a white South Carolina police officer says justice has been done with the fired officer's guilty plea. But attorney Chris Stewart also said Tuesday that verdicts are rare in officer-involved killings. Prosecutors...
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Judy Scott, mother of Walter Scott, who was killed by former Police Officer Michael Slager in 2015, speaks after the plea hearing held for Slager, in Charleston, S.C., Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The white former police officer, whose killing of the unarmed black man running from a traffic stop was captured on cellphone video, pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal civil rights charges that could send him to prison for decades. (Leroy Burnell/The Post And Courier via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 4:25 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Relatives of Walter Scott differ on how much time a white former officer should spend in federal prison for gunning down the black motorist, with one brother suggesting Michael Slager should go away for life. But others, like Scott's mother Judy, said the officer's admission...
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