Charleston

Police: Charleston Suspect Shot Co-Worker, Held One Hostage at Restaurant

CHARLESTON, S.C (WCIV) (AP) – Authorities are now saying that only one person was taken hostage by a fired dishwasher who fatally shot a co-worker in a Charleston, South Carolina, restaurant. Charleston Police spokesman Jack O’Toole said in a news release that the hostage was rescued safely Thursday afternoon from Virginia’s restaurant in downtown Charleston.  Mayor John Tecklenburg stood before…

Civil Rights Groups Urge Peace Ahead of Slager Trial

Charleston, SC –Ahead of the Michael Slager trial and the Dylann Roof trial in Charleston, Civil Rights Leaders gathered Monday with a message of peace. Leaders urging people not to come into Charleston and cause trouble. Civil rights leaders applauding the city for how it has handled the high profile cases and urging there will be peace as the trials…

Michael Slager in Court -Former Officer Accused of Walter Scott Shooting

CHARLESTON, SC (WOLO)– A white former police officer charged in the shooting death of a black motorist is returning to a federal courtroom in South Carolina. Attorneys discussed the process to declare former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager indigent, thus making him eligible for state-funded legal assistance during a Dec. 23, 2015 hearing. His attorneys want help paying for…

WATCH: Fireflies Take Series Against Charleston, 4-1

COLUMBIA, SC – For the second straight night, the Fireflies broke a tied score late in the game and beat the RiverDogs, this time, 4-1, on Wednesday. Vicente Lupo, Enmanuel Zabala and J.C. Rodriguez each picked up an RBI in the eighth inning to seal the series victory.     Columbia (5-9, 41-43) had work to do first in the seventh frame,…

Charleston Shooting: Prosecutor says State should try Dylann Roof first

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – A prosecutor is asking that the state trial of the man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in a Charleston church be held before his federal trial. In a request filed in state court Tuesday, state prosecutor Scarlett Wilson argued that the state has primary jurisdiction in the case. Currently, a federal trial for Dylann…

Hull Out As Charleston AD

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — College of Charleston athletic director Joe Hull is leaving the school when his contract expires at the end of the year. College President Glenn McConnell released a statement Monday that did not say why Hull was leaving after nine years. Hull was athletic director when College of Charleston opened 5,100-seat TD Arena, which helped to attract…

Clemson Crushes Charleston 13-4

CLEMSON, S.C. (CAC) — Trailing 4-0 with two outs and the bases empty in the fourth inning, No. 23 Clemson tallied eight straight hits to score seven runs in its 13-4 victory over College of Charleston at Doug Kingsmore Stadium on Tuesday night. The Tigers, who took a 1-0 lead in the two-game, midweek series, improved to 32-16, while the…

RiverDogs Shutout Fireflies, 7-0 Tuesday Night

COLUMBIA, SC (Fireflies PR) — After 13 runs on Monday, the Columbia bats went quiet on Tuesday at Spirit Communications Park, losing to the RiverDogs, 7-0. Charleston lefty Josh Rogers (W, 2-1) pitched 7.2 scoreless innings en route to the victory. Tuesday was the first time the Fireflies failed to score in a game this year. His counterpart, Chase Ingram…