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USC Student Working at AU Found Dead in Peru

COLUMBIA, SC (WJBF)- A University of South Carolina student working through a clinical program at Augusta University is missing in South America. 24-year-old Seth Thomas is on a short-term medical mission in Peru. Friday afternoon, he went on a hike by himself in the Andes Mountains. He was scheduled to return from his hike before sundown. Friends and law enforcement have…

South Carolina Health Officials Find West Nile Virus

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) – South Carolina health officials say samples from mosquitoes trapped in Beaufort County have tested positive for the West Nile virus. Entomologist Chris Evans of the state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) said in a news release that the mosquito carrying this virus is usually active at night, but can also be active at dusk…

Judge Rules Prosecutor Pascoe, Documents To Remain In Quinn’s Investigation

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)– Friday, a local judge ruled on multiple motions related to Rick Quinn’s indictment. “I do not see that the integrity of the judicial system has been compromised,” Honorable Judge R. Knox McMahon said. Judge Knox McMahon denied multiple motions brought by Rick Quinn’s defense team arguing the attorney-client privilege was breached. Quinn’s requests include having prosecutor David…

USC to Increase Tuition

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Its going to cost you more green to go garnet and black. Friday USC announced a more than three percent increase in tuition for students at its Columbia campus. Students at the university’s satellite campuses as well as on-line will also see an increase in tuition. University officials say the increase is due to a lack of…