Charleston Church Shooting

Prosecutor: Roof Federal Case Conflicts With State, Holidays

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – The state prosecutor trying accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof says trying Roof in federal court in November for hate crimes and other charges interferes with both his scheduled January state trial and the victims’ and jurors’ holidays. Roof’s federal trial stemming from the Emanuel AME shootings is set for Nov. 7 and attorneys say it…

President Obama sends message to SC on Charleston Shooting 1 year anniversary

Charleston, SC (WOLO)– Friday Charleston and South Carolina pause to remember the Emanuel Nine. The One year anniversary of the Charleston Church shooting is being marked by numerous events. At the Memorial Service in Charleston a presidential aide read a message from the president and the first lady to a crowd at the Charleston TD Arena. President Barack Obama says…

Watch: Remembering the Emanuel Nine in the Midlands

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A memorial service Friday at the College of Charleston TD Arena featured prayer, song, Governor Nikki Haley, and a message from President Barack Obama. A presidential aide read a message from the president and the first lady. President Barack Obama said that the nation is deeply moved by what he calls “the boundless love and unshakable resilience”…

Tight security & Closed Streets for Emanuel AME Shooting Memorial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Police say streets will be closed and security tight during this week’s events marking the anniversary of the shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston. Police announced Tuesday that roads will be closed during a memorial service Friday at the College of Charleston’s TD arena. There will also be street closings the next day during a…

1 year after church shooting, much is the same in Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The names of Confederate generals still adorn street signs in Charleston’s public housing projects, and a heroic waterfront statue dedicated to the Confederate Defenders of Charleston still faces Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired. Just down from the Emanuel AME church where nine black parishioners studying their Bibles were gunned…

Church Shooting Suspect’s Lawyers Seek To Waive Jury Trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Attorneys for the man accused in the shooting deaths of nine parishioners at a South Carolina church have filed notice that they want to forgo a jury trial and have the judge hearing the death-penalty case decide their client’s fate. The court document shows that attorneys for Dylann Roof filed the notice Thursday in U.S. District…

Federal Trial vs Dylann Roof Set for Nov. 7

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A federal judge in South Carolina has scheduled the trial against a white man charged in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church a year ago. U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel said that Dylann Roof, who faces numerous federal counts, including hate crimes, will start his trial on November 7. Gergel…