Author: Associated Press

Former SC Sheriff transferred to new prison for safety

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) – A former South Carolina sheriff imprisoned for misconduct has been transferred to a lockup in North Carolina for his safety. The Greenville News reports that former Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis is now serving time in North Carolina after initially being held in South Carolina. Prison system spokeswoman Chrysti Shain says Lewis was moved as a…

SC Abortion Ban Debate at State House

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A bill banning almost all abortions in South Carolina is heading to the Senate floor for a 2020 election year fight. The Senate Medical Affairs Committee voted 9-6 to approve the “Fetal Heartbeat Protection from Abortion Act” on Tuesday. It would outlaw abortions after fetal cardiac activity can be detected, usually about six weeks after conception….

Man dies after falling into grain bin full of corn

Florence, SC (AP) — A rescue effort turned into a recovery effort after Florence County authorities say a man fell into a grain bill and died today. Florence County Coroner’s Office has identified the man as 25-year-old Andrew Rupard. Authorities say Rupard fell into a grain bin full of corn Monday morning on Scurry Road in Lake City. Officials say…

15-year-old arrested in fatal shooting of another teen

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A 15-year-old has been arrested for the August shooting death of another 15-year-old. The State reports the Columbia Police Department arrested the suspect Friday on a charge of murder in the homicide of Jalen Qadir Islam. Because the suspect is a juvenile, his name has not been released. Police responded Aug. 12 to a report of…

SC man wanted for financial crimes arrested after jail visit

YORK, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man wanted for financial crimes is in custody after he allegedly was found with drugs while visiting an inmate. York County deputies say 35-year-old Donald Varnadore, of Sharon, was arrested in the lobby of the county detention center. The Herald reports he brought meth into the Moss Justice Center, where the jail is located. Sheriff’s Office…