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Final Moments of Murder Victim Caught on Tape

Surveillance video recently released shows images of Beverly Hope Melton entering a convenience store to pay for gas, as a suspected attacker, also caught on tape, proceeds to abduct, rape and beat her to death with a baseball bat, according to authorities.

Haley Places Wager on Bowl Games

Governor Nikki Haley will have her eye on our two in state schools next week as the USC Gamecocks take on Nebraska on Monday in the Capitol One Bowl in Orlando and the Clemson Tigers face West Virginia in the Orange Bowl in Miami Wednesday.

Alcohol Poisoning Killed Clemson Freshman

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) _ Authorities say heavy drinking led to the death of a 19-year-old Clemson University student at an off-campus apartment last month. Pickens County Coroner Kandy Kelley released a toxicology report Thursday confirming that alcohol poisoning killed Tyler Karolczyk on Nov. 12, three days before his 20th birthday.

Man Had Contraband Meant for SC Prison

CAMDEN, S.C. (AP) _ Authorities say an 18-year-old man stopped for speeding had contraband he intended to take to a South Carolina prison. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says an officer stopped a minivan Dec. 23 going 89 mph in a 70 mph zone. Matthews says the officer recognized the driver from a previous traffic stop and saw tobacco and cell phones in the van.

Inman Murder Case

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina's highest court has affirmed the guilty plea and death sentence of a man condemned to die for strangling a Clemson University student with her bikini top.

"Great Day" Answer Challenge

Two South Carolina legislators say state employees shouldn't have to answer the phone with Gov. Nikki Haley's mandated cheery greeting unless it's truly a great day in South Carolina.

Domestic Violence Money

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina prosecutors are hoping for an additional $1.6 million for domestic violence cases at the level where they say it's needed the most.

Post-Christmas Gift Etiquette

Returning an unwanted gift can make for an awkward post-holiday season for you and the gift-giver, especially if you are unaware of what experts refer to as post-Christmas gift etiquette.

Haley Transparency

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley came into office promising a commitment to transparency, but the deletion of emails by staffers has brought new criticism that she has fallen short on that key campaign issue.

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