Author: Associated Press

Republican lawmakers to file Medical Marijuana bill Tuesday

Columbia, S.C. (AP)–South Carolina lawmakers are again introducing legislation to legalize marijuana for treatment of critically ill patients in the state. Beaufort Republican Tom Davis tells The Associated Press he plans to file the Compassionate Care Act on Tuesday. Republican House Rep. Peter McCoy is sponsoring similar legislation in the House. Davis tried last year to get approval for the…

PSC: SCE&G “Imprudent” in VC Summer fallout

Columbia, S.C. (AP)–South Carolina regulators have changed their minds and ruled that a private utility did intentionally withhold information and mislead them about a project to build a pair of nuclear reactors that ultimately failed. The Public Service Commission voted Monday that South Carolina Electric & Gas was “imprudent” in its dealing with regulators over the reactors. The utility abandoned…

Police: NYC Triple homicide suspect may be in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Police say a suspect wanted for killing three people in a shooting last summer in New York City may be hiding in coastal South Carolina. Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis says officers are helping look for Sam Cross in Charleston and nearby Colleton County. New York Police say Cross shot and killed 33-year-old Mustafa Tarver; 33-year-old…

Miami airport to close terminal over shutdown

AP (MIAMI) – Miami International Airport is closing a terminal this weekend because security screeners have been calling in sick at twice the airport’s normal rate as the federal government shutdown stretches toward a fourth week. Friday marks the first day screeners will miss a paycheck, and airport spokesman Greg Chin said there’s a concern there won’t be enough workers…

South Carolina panel advances bill on medical pot research

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A panel of South Carolina legislators has advanced a resolution urging Congress to open more research on medical uses for marijuana. The measure approved Thursday now goes to the full Senate Medical Affairs Committee for consideration. Retired U.S. Army Sgt. Jonathan Lubecky is a lobbyist for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, a nonprofit that works…