Author Archives: JEFFREY COLLINS

Police: South Carolina mom abandoned 2nd baby 30 years ago

Authorities say a mother already facing a murder charge for abandoning her baby daughter in 1990 is now charged with dumping the body of her infant son nearly a year earlier. Continue reading

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Jury to decide: Selfish dad kills 5 in rage or mentally ill?

A jury has been selected and opening statement should begin soon in the death penalty trial of a South Carolina father charged with killing his five children. Continue reading

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DNA tests, dogged detectives credited with solving 1988 case

More than 30 years after an 80-year-old woman was fatally stabbed in her South Carolina home, authorities say they have arrested her killer. Continue reading

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Chief: Family DNA leads police to mother who abandoned baby

Authorities in South Carolina say DNA submitted to family genealogy sites led them to find and arrest the mother of a baby who was born alive then died abandoned inside a box in a vacant field 29 years ago. Continue reading

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South Carolina man charged with kidnapping, murder of college student activated child locks in car, police say

The man accused of kidnapping and murdering a woman who got into his car thinking it was her Uber ride had activated the child locks in his backseat so the doors could be opened only from the outside, police in South Carolina revealed. Continue reading

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Prosecutor: Charges not certain in 5th grader’s fight death

A prosecutor says it’s too early to say whether there will be any criminal charges in the investigation into the death of a fifth grader during an elementary school fight in South Carolina. Continue reading

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$878M South Carolina lottery winner sharing with charities

A South Carolina woman who won $878 million in the biggest jackpot payout to one winner in U.S. history says she wants to give back to the city and state where her good fortune happened. Continue reading

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Sheriff: Deputy pinned down by gunfire bargained for time

A sheriff in South Carolina says a deputy who was pinned down for 17 minutes by gunfire behind his SUV spoke to the shooter to buy time for backup to arrive. Continue reading

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Sheriff: Woman kills jail escapee who kicks in her door

An inmate who had escaped minutes earlier from a county jail in South Carolina was shot and killed by a woman after he kicked in her backdoor, the local sheriff said. Continue reading

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Punishment light for inmate killers as prison violence rises

Larry Moore was watching “Ellen” in a South Carolina prison when he heard a scream. Continue reading

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Possible killer of 90 helps SC sheriff solve cold case

When Texas Rangers called Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott to let him know one of their prisoners had confessed to shooting a woman in the head 40 years ago in his county, Lott knew immediately what case they were talking about. Continue reading

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Mourners gather for officer killed in South Carolina ambush

Hundreds of friends, family and fellow officers gathered in South Carolina to remember the love, passion and courage of a police officer whose chief said he died trying to save three other wounded officers in a barrage of gunfire. Continue reading

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New military jet crashes, pilot ejects in S Carolina

A military jet a short distance from its base crashed in South Carolina on Friday with the pilot ejecting safely and no one on the ground injured, authorities said. Continue reading

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Florence flooding slowly envelops South Carolina homes

A week ago, firefighters in Conway went to a neighborhood and told surprised residents their houses would flood from Hurricane Florence even though they had never had water in them before. Continue reading

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Soggy South Carolina to get more rain as flooding continues

The soggy remnants of Florence keep causing chaos in coastal South Carolina long after the hurricane swirled ashore, with rivers still flowing far beyond their banks and a new storm gathering more rain just offshore. Continue reading

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After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

Eleven days ago, Lee Gantt was at a Hurricane Florence party in her neighborhood in Georgetown, where the story goes that some houses haven’t flooded from the Sampit River since they were built before the American Revolution. Continue reading

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2 years after disastrous flood, Florence scares small town

Few places in South Carolina are more worried about the possibility of disastrous inland flooding from Hurricane Florence’s heavy rain than the town of Nichols. Continue reading

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1 family’s dilemma to evacuate or not comes down to money

Mercedes O’Neill is a little scared to ride out Hurricane Florence in her home just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean with her boyfriend, her 6-year-old daughter, two cats and her new son, due Sept. 27. Continue reading

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‘Threat becomes reality’: Florence begins days of rain, wind

Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its potentially devastating sights. Continue reading

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Body left to rot in funeral home 3 years leads to charges

Two South Carolina funeral home workers have been indicted after authorities say they left a body to rot in an unrefrigerated room surrounded by air-fresheners for nearly three years because the woman’s family owed them money. Continue reading

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