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SLED speaks out against marijuana legalization in SC

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel made his unfavorable views on the legalization of marijuana known during a highway safety conference that was held this past Tuesday for Transportation Department employees and law enforcement officers....

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Woman has bleeding on brain after beating by grandson, sheriff says

A 28-year-old man is facing additional charges in a vicious attack on his grandmother, the sheriff...

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Woman made up story of Motel 6 abduction, police say

A 22-year-old woman who claimed she had been left bound and gagged in an Upstate motel room was charged Thursday with filing a false police...

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Downtown Greenville building boom presents parking challenge

Since 2012, more than 800 apartment units have been built in downtown Greenville. Another 1,184 are under construction and 600 units are proposed. But will there be enough parking for...

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Sit-ins planned in downtown Greenville suspended

The sit-in protests planned in Downtown Greenville Thursday night have been suspended, according to Greenville area activist Bruce...

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3 SCDOT workers indicted in separate kickback schemes

A grand jury has indicted three former Department of Transportation workers in three different kickback schemes at the agency’s Richland County...

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Man wanted after escaping home detention, deputies say

Spartanburg authorities are searching for an 18-year-old man who escaped home...

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Greenville County road blocked after crash

An Upstate road is blocked after a car crashed into a utility pole Thursday afternoon, South Carolina Highway Patrol troopers...

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Upstate grandmother hears shots, finds grandson dead in front yard, deputies say

A Chesnee man was found dead in his front yard Wednesday night after his grandmother heard gunshots, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s...

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Man pinned under trailer that was hauling 3 boats, dispatchers say

A man was pinned under a trailer that was being used to haul three boats Thursday afternoon, according to...

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In this Sept. 21, 2015 photo provided by the City of Jacksonville, the monument for the Montford Point Marines, the nation's first black Marines, is seen in Jacksonville, N.C. Forty-five Montford Point Marines are scheduled to attend the dedication Friday, July 29, 2016, at Lejeune Memorial Gardens. (Lisa Miller, City of Jacksonville via AP)

Memorial to 1st black Marines dedicated at Camp Lejeune

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — At the dedication of a memorial Friday honoring the first black U.S. Marines, John Spencer imagines his mind will recall what it was like to become a Montford Point Marine. “I’ll think about the trials and tribulations we...

FBI: Fugitive arrested nearly 40 years after Florida killing

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Nearly 40 years after the crime, a fugitive wanted on a murder charge has been arrested for his part in what authorities say was a 1977 plot to assassinate a local official in Florida. William Claybourne Taylor, 67, was taken into...

FILE -- In this April 22, 2009 file photo, Ingmar Guandique is escorted from the Violent Crimes Unit by police in Washington. Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against Guandique who is awaiting new trial in Chandra Levy case.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

After charges dropped, mystery of Levy’s death unresolved

In the weeks and months before the Sept. 11 attacks, the disappearance of Washington intern Chandra Levy was the biggest story in the U.S. Speculation swirled about her relationship with a California congressman, Gary Condit. Nearly 25 million people tuned in...

FILE - This undated file handout photo provided by the Waller County Sheriff's Office shows Sandra Bland. A police officer in the small Texas town where Bland was pulled over and jailed says the county's top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing. (Waller County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

Officer says prosecutors silenced him in Sandra Bland case

DALLAS (AP) — A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland was pulled over and jailed says the county’s top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of wrongdoing, an accusation the...

In this July 6, 2016 photo, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service personnel struggle with carrying an adult alligator gar to a transportation tank at the Private John Allen National Fish Hatchery in Tupelo, Miss. Alligator gar can weigh several hundred pounds and be over eight feet long. Several male and female adult alligator gar are captured in fresh water lakes and rivers and are brought to the facility so they can lay and fertilize the eggs as biologists and environmentalists are working to reintroduce the once-reviled alligator gar as a weapon against another huge species: invasive Asian carp. The gar are later returned to the wild. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp

CHICAGO (AP) — It’s a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century...

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Columns

Gratuitous Hatred Is Destroying Republicans — Just as in Ancient Israel

I have been a radio talk show host for 33 years, nationally syndicated for 18. I have never experienced anything similar to what I am experiencing now. Until recently, the only hate mail I ever received was from a small number people on the left. The major...

Six reasons Trump is still better than Clinton

I spent Friday’s radio show explaining to incredulous guests that of course I’d support Donald Trump if he is the GOP nominee. “But after he just insulted you and your radio show in front of 15 million people?” came the question. When...

Why Do We Choose the Leaders We Hate Most?

Major polls seem to agree that the two most unpopular politicians in the country are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but (unless something changes quickly) the public may be forced to choose between these reviled figures in the November election. The...

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