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John Edwards

Federal prosecutors seeking to try John Edwards for campaign finance violations have filed a sealed response to the former presidential candidate's motion asking a judge to dismiss the charges.

Scary Moments in Wake of Storm

A local elementary school closes due to a power outage; a family of four in their truck as a tree falls on it; and a man forced to clear his yard of branches after limbs tumble atop his roof; all examples of Sunday's storm aftermath in the Midlands.

Palmetto Payback: SC Treasurer's Office

You could have some money out there and not even know it. According to the State Treasurer's office, the Palmetto Payback program is holding nearly fifty million dollars in unclaimed funds for the midlands alone.

The upside of Economic Worries: Lower Gas Prices

Soaring gasoline prices are in the rearview mirror. For the first time in months, retail gasoline prices have fallen below $3 a gallon in places, including parts of Michigan, Missouri and Texas. And the relief is likely to spread thanks to a sharp decline in crude-oil prices.

SC Voter ID Law

Several states have adopted new laws requiring photo IDs to vote. But there's little evidence of the kind of fraud that these laws are supposed to prevent.

USC Defense Dominates Vandy, 21-3

Marcus Lattimore scored two touchdowns and had 150 total yards from scrimmage to lead No. 12 South Carolina to a 21-3 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday night. The Gamecocks (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) won on defense, holding the Commodores (3-1, 1-1) to 77 yards.

Sumter cancels celebration

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — The city of Sumter had planned to join the Air Force and Army from Shaw Air Force Base to hold their annual street festival along the town's Main Street, but the event was cancelled after bad weather hit the area.

Deadly Shooting in Lexington County

Authorities say a 64-year-old Lexington County man is dead after he was shot while answering his front door. Sheriff James Metts said Leon Justice was shot about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the doorway of the Gaston home where he was renting a room.

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