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  • Concealed Weapons Permit Applications Double in 3 Years in S.C.

    Concealed Weapons Permit Applications Double in 3 Years in S.C.

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:18 AM EDT2014-07-22 04:18:00 GMT
    The number of concealed weapons permit applications, or CWPs , has more than doubled in South Carolina over the last three years. Because of the attention on CWPs after new laws in August of last year and February of this year, we took a look at the numbers and what the state is doing to keep guns out of the wrong hands. The new law last August prohibits anyone declared by a judge to be mentally unfit from buying a gun, and reports those court rulings to the National Instant Background Chec...
    The number of concealed weapons permit applications, or CWPs , has more than doubled in South Carolina over the last three years. Because of the attention on CWPs after new laws in August of last year and February of this year, we took a look at the numbers and what the state is doing to keep guns out of the wrong hands. The new law last August prohibits anyone declared by a judge to be mentally unfit from buying a gun, and reports those court rulings to the National Instant Background Chec...
  • S.C. Earthquake Risk Among Nation's Highest on New Map

    S.C. Earthquake Risk Among Nation's Highest on New Map

    A new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts South Carolina among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk. Derrec Becker, spokesman for the SC Emergency Management Division, says, "The updated maps from USGS really confirm what we in Emergency Management have believed all along, that an earthquake really is the single greatest disaster ...
    A new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts South Carolina among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk. Derrec Becker, spokesman for the SC Emergency Management Division, says, "The updated maps from USGS really confirm what we in Emergency Management have believed all along, that an earthquake really is the single greatest disaster ...
  • Thunderstorm Sparks Downed Trees & Outages on Wilmington Island

    Thunderstorm Sparks Downed Trees & Outages on Wilmington Island

    Thursday, July 3 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-03 23:34:23 GMT
    Several reports of power outages, downed trees and power lines are coming in after a thunderstorm tonight on Wilmington Island. Several roadways are blocked, including Betz Creek Road. Georgia Power crews are responding.
    Several reports of power outages, downed trees and power lines are coming in after a thunderstorm tonight on Wilmington Island. Several roadways are blocked, including Betz Creek Road. Georgia Power crews are responding.
  • Audit: S.C. Disabilities Agency Can Do More to Protect Consumers

    Audit: S.C. Disabilities Agency Can Do More to Protect Consumers

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-07-01 23:25:25 GMT
    A new audit of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs says the agency can do more to protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The agency serves about 13,000 people in residential facilities and day programs. The Legislative Audit Council report says the agency can lower abuse, neglect, and exploitation by setting up a central adult abuse registry listing all the names of people found to have abused, neglected, or exploited a vulnerable adult. ...
    A new audit of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs says the agency can do more to protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The agency serves about 13,000 people in residential facilities and day programs. The Legislative Audit Council report says the agency can lower abuse, neglect, and exploitation by setting up a central adult abuse registry listing all the names of people found to have abused, neglected, or exploited a vulnerable adult. ...
  • GA Slow Poke Law Goes into Effect

    GA Slow Poke Law Goes into Effect

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 12:21 AM EDT2014-07-01 04:21:48 GMT
    Georgia law enforcement officials will begin enforcing the state's new "Slow Poke" Law this Tuesday.
    Georgia law enforcement officials will begin enforcing the state's new "Slow Poke" Law this Tuesday. The Georgia law requires drivers in the left lane of a four lane highway or interstate to merge to the right lane when faster traffic approaches from behind.
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  • UPDATE: Hinesville Mobile Home Fire Caused by Fire Pit

    UPDATE: Hinesville Mobile Home Fire Caused by Fire Pit

    A fire Thursday night in Liberty County left a Gum Branch family of seven homeless.
    A fire Thursday night in Liberty County left a Gum Branch family of seven homeless.
  • Gov. Haley Meets with Constituents to Hear Problems

    Gov. Haley Meets with Constituents to Hear Problems

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-06-27 01:12:20 GMT
    Gov. Nikki Haley met one-on-one in her Statehouse office Wednesday with people from all over the state who wanted her help with problems or issues. She tries to have these “Open Door After 4” meetings once a month. In the days before the meetings, her office publicizes a phone number for people who are interested to call. The meetings are first-call first-served and last 5 to 10 minutes. Robbie McDaniel was the first on the list this time, having driven to the Statehouse from Latta to talk ab...
    Gov. Nikki Haley met one-on-one in her Statehouse office Wednesday with people from all over the state who wanted her help with problems or issues. She tries to have these “Open Door After 4” meetings once a month. In the days before the meetings, her office publicizes a phone number for people who are interested to call. The meetings are first-call first-served and last 5 to 10 minutes. Robbie McDaniel was the first on the list this time, having driven to the Statehouse from Latta to talk ab...
  • S.C. Supreme Court Deciding Case Between Speaker, Attorney General

    S.C. Supreme Court Deciding Case Between Speaker, Attorney General

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-06-24 23:07:25 GMT
    A TV monitor in the lobby of the SC Supreme Court shows the hearing going on inside Tuesday.A TV monitor in the lobby of the SC Supreme Court shows the hearing going on inside Tuesday.
    The South Carolina Supreme Court is now deciding the case between House Speaker Bobby Farrell and state Attorney General Alan Wilson over who has jurisdiction over ethics cases. The court heard arguments Tuesday, but there’s no timetable for when the justices will make a decision. The case is about whether Wilson can have a state grand jury investigate allegations that Farrell used campaign money for personal use, or used his position to help a business he owns. A circuit court judge ruled th...
    The South Carolina Supreme Court is now deciding the case between House Speaker Bobby Farrell and state Attorney General Alan Wilson over who has jurisdiction over ethics cases. The court heard arguments Tuesday, but there’s no timetable for when the justices will make a decision. The case is about whether Wilson can have a state grand jury investigate allegations that Farrell used campaign money for personal use, or used his position to help a business he owns. A circuit court judge ruled th...
  • Operation Safe D.R.I.V.E. Targets Unsafe Truck Drivers on I-95

    Operation Safe D.R.I.V.E. Targets Unsafe Truck Drivers on I-95

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-06-19 00:44:37 GMT
    If you drive down I-95 don't be surprised to see a lot of blue flashing lights. Operation Safe D.R.I.V.E is going on now and targets unsafe driving behaviors among commercial truck drivers. Georgia ranks fourth in the nation for fatal crashes involving commercial motor vehicles. During the campaign there will be more than 400 troopers, officers, and deputies patrolling 900 miles on I-95. Find out more about this effort tonight at 10 and 11 p.m.
    If you drive down I-95 don't be surprised to see a lot of blue flashing lights. Operation Safe D.R.I.V.E is going on now and targets unsafe driving behaviors among commercial truck drivers. Georgia ranks fourth in the nation for fatal crashes involving commercial motor vehicles. During the campaign there will be more than 400 troopers, officers, and deputies patrolling 900 miles on I-95. Find out more about this effort tonight at 10 and 11 p.m.
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  • Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

    Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:22:58 GMT
    Montana Sen. John Walsh's thesis written for the U.S. Army War College contains unattributed passages that appear to be taken word-for-word from previously published papers.
    Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College was an...
  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:22:46 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
  • Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

    Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:52:14 GMT
    A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling until an appeals court hearing next month.
    A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.
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  • Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Couple arrested for having sex on Cortez Beach in front of beachgoers

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:08:35 GMT
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
    Bradenton Beach police officers were dispatched to Cortez Beach after a few people called 911 and complained about a couple having sex publicly, right next to a little girl on the beach.
  • Sheriff's Office showcases "Faces of Meth" program as a lesson to all

    Sheriff's Office showcases "Faces of Meth" program as a lesson to all

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:33:26 GMT
    Faces of Meth™ is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in Oregon. This project began when a deputy in the Corrections Division Classification Unit, Deputy Bret King, put together mug shots of persons booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Deputy King worked with his co-workers in the Classification Unit to identify people who had been in custody more than once. He then worked to verify criminal records and files to determine and assure a history of methamphetamine re...
    Faces of Meth™ is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in Oregon. This project began when a deputy in the Corrections Division Classification Unit, Deputy Bret King, put together mug shots of persons booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Deputy King worked with his co-workers in the Classification Unit to identify people who had been in custody more than once. He then worked to verify criminal records and files to determine and assure a history of methamphetamine re...
  • Boy, 8, bitten by shark in knee-deep water in Brevard

    Boy, 8, bitten by shark in knee-deep water in Brevard

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-07-23 12:52:24 GMT
    Aadyn Crick. Image courtesy WESHAadyn Crick. Image courtesy WESH
    An Indiana boy, 8, on vacation in Central Florida with his family, got bitten by a shark, WESH reported.
    An Indiana boy, 8, on vacation in Central Florida with his family, got bitten by a shark, WESH reported.
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