South Carolina

A 74-year-old man accused of shooting seven South Carolina law enforcement officers, killing one, is a Vietnam veteran and disbarred attorney who used his marksmanship to hold officers back as their comrades lay bleeding on the ground, authorities said.

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Planned Parenthood said it is suing to try to get a judge to overturn South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's order that it couldn't provide services under the state Medicaid health plan.

A Laurens County magistrate was arrested and charged Wednesday with conspiring with another individual to grow and distribute marijuana.

President Donald Trump campaigned for South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster in West Columbia June 25.
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President Donald Trump's appearance in South Carolina last night was billed as a campaign rally for Governor Henry McMaster before today's Republican primary runoff against challenger John Warren.  Trump did call McMaster to the stage briefly, but the event mostly was a chance for the president to tout his own achievements before a crowd of faithful supporters.

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President Trump will be in South Carolina next Monday campaigning for Governor Henry McMaster's bid for a full term.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Senate debated Thursday whether to ban nearly all abortions in the state, a surprise move suggested by a Democrat who has long fought abortion restrictions.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Human error is likely the cause of a collision between an Amtrak train and a freight train in South Carolina that killed two people and injured dozens of others earlier this month, according to a preliminary report by federal investigators.

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Federal investigators are trying to determine why a switch was in the wrong position early Sunday morning near Columbia, S..C.

It had fatal consequences.

An Amtrak passenger train was diverted onto the wrong track and into a parked freight train. Two people were killed, and over 100 were injured.

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South Carolina’s attorney general filed a lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for the way it marketed opioid medications. At least five other states have filed similar suits.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has signed a new law that closes loopholes in the state's Freedom of Information Act. Meanwhile, the North Carolina House of Representatives remains on track toward getting its state budget bill approved by the end of the week. And, a North Carolina elections worker has been indicted on charges she altered the voter registrations of roughly 250 convicted felons. Here are some of WFAE's afternoon headlines.

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