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SC Shooting Victim 'Fighting for His Life'

6-year-old Jacob Hall was shot in femoral artery in Townville

(Newser) - One of the two young students injured in Wednesday's school shooting in Townville, SC, has been released from the hospital after being shot in the foot, the Greenville News reports. But the other, 6-year-old Jacob Hall, is "fighting for his life," per a statement by Jacob's... More »

Cops: Teen Killed Dad, Opened Fire at Elementary School

Two students and a teacher were wounded

(Newser) - A South Carolina teenager killed his father at their home Wednesday before going to a nearby elementary school and opening fire with a handgun, wounding two students and a teacher, authorities said. The AP reports teen was apprehended within minutes of the school shooting in rural Townville. One of the... More »

'Choking Game' Kills 11-Year-Old

Garrett Pope's parents are speaking out to warn others

(Newser) - Last Wednesday, the parents of Garrett Pope, Jr., found the 11-year-old South Carolina boy in his room, dead from accidental asphyxiation. Now they're speaking out to let the world know that something called the "Choking Game" killed their little boy and to warn other parents so the same... More »

Family's 'Nagging Question' About Son's Death Resolved

SC officer fired 13 months after shooting the unarmed teen

(Newser) - The South Carolina police officer who shot and killed Zachary Hammond has been fired more than a year after the unarmed 19-year-old's death. Seneca Police Chief John Covington declined to comment further on the firing of Mark Tiller, a six-year veteran of the force who had been on paid... More »

Cops Step Up Patrols After More Carolina Clown Sightings

Kids say clown tried to lure them with treats

(Newser) - Cops are seeking a suspect with white overalls, red shoes, red bushy hair, a white face, and a red nose after the latest in a string of disturbing clown sightings in the Carolinas. In the latest incident, police in Winston-Salem, NC, say the suspect tried to lure kids into woods... More »

Sheriff Vows to Arrest Creepy Clowns

Sightings continue in Greenville, South Carolina

(Newser) - More sightings of people dressed in clown makeup and wigs have led police in Greenville, SC, to warn that anyone doing so will be arrested. "It's illegal. It's dangerous. It's inappropriate, and it's creating community concern so it needs to stop," says Police... More »

SC Sprays for Zika, Kills Millions of Bees

Beekeepers in Dorchester County say they weren't warned

(Newser) - The plan was to kill droves of mosquitoes to combat West Nile and Zika in South Carolina. An unexpected result: millions of honeybees ended up dead, too. Officials in Dorchester County who approved Sunday's aerial spraying of an insecticide have apologized after beekeepers lost entire hives and their livelihoods.... More »

Revolutionary War Battlefield Finally Found

Exact site of the Feb. 3, 1779, encounter was only recently discovered

(Newser) - Historians say they've found the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Grays Hill on the South Carolina coast. There's a roadside marker on US 21 north of Beaufort generally describing the battle, in which "a force of South Carolina militia, continentals, and volunteers ... defeated the British... More »

FBI Has Horrifying Theory on Missing Teen

Authorities believe Brittanee Drexel, 17, was raped and tossed into gator pit

(Newser) - The FBI believes Brittanee Drexel, a 17-year-old girl vacationing in South Carolina, was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and dumped in a gator pit after disappearing from Myrtle Beach in 2009, USA Today reports. According to NBC New York , it's the first time the FBI has given its thoughts on what... More »

Kids: Clowns Are Trying to Lure Us Into SC Woods

Police have so far uncovered nothing suspicious

(Newser) - Residents of Greenville, South Carolina, say a person (or people) dressed as a clown has been trying to lure children into the woods near an apartment complex, WSPA reports. On Aug. 21, a woman called authorities to report that her son had seen "clowns in the woods." Another... More »

Good Samaritan Helps Teens Pull SUV From Ditch, Is Shot Dead

It happened in North Charleston, SC

(Newser) - Two South Carolina teenagers are charged with murder in the shooting death of a Good Samaritan who helped them pull an SUV out of a ditch, the AP reports. North Charleston Police spokesperson Spencer Pryor told local news outlets the victim stopped to help the teens pull the vehicle out... More »

Inmate Who Allegedly Punched Dylann Roof Suddenly Makes Bail

Dwayne Stafford had been in jail 18 months before paying $100K bond Friday

(Newser) - They say two wrongs don't make a right, but they may help you get out of jail. One day after allegedly assaulting Dylann Roof in a South Carolina jail, Dwayne Stafford was out on $100,000 bond, WCIV reports. According to the New York Daily News , it's unclear... More »

Dylann Roof Attacked Outside Jail Shower

The alleged Charleston church shooter was beaten by a fellow inmate

(Newser) - Dylann Roof was attacked by a fellow inmate as he was stepping into a jail shower Thursday in South Carolina, USA Today reports. Roof is charged with killing nine people during Bible study at a historic black church in 2015 in Charleston. According to NBC News , the 22-year-old Roof is... More »

Cops: Mom Kills Baby With Teaspoon of Salt

Kimberly Nicole Martines charged with homicide

(Newser) - A 17-month-old girl was brought to a Spartanburg, SC, hospital Sunday suffering from seizures; she died Wednesday—and authorities say the baby's mother killed her by feeding her a teaspoon of salt. Kimberly Nicole Martines, 23, has been charged with homicide by child abuse in the death of her... More »

Dylann Roof: Death Penalty Is 'Cruel,' 'Unconstitutional'

Capital punishment violates Fifth, Eighth Amendments, and his lawyers want it taken off the table

(Newser) - Defense attorneys say they will challenge the Justice Department's decision to pursue the death penalty for Dylann Roof , accused of killing nine people at a black church in Charleston, SC. "The facts of this case are indisputably grave," they say, per CNN . "But if, as we... More »

SC Soldiers Acting as Good Samaritans at Bar Are Killed

They were shot trying to protect a woman: witnesses

(Newser) - Witnesses say two soldiers were only trying to protect a woman from her attacker when they were fatally shot at a South Carolina bar shortly before midnight on Saturday. Friends and family say they wouldn't have had it any other way. Charles Judge Jr. and Jonathon Prins intervened after... More »

16th Century Spanish Fort Found Under Golf Course

Archaeologists had been searching for Fort San Marcos for decades

(Newser) - After two decades of searching, archaeologists have finally discovered the location of a Spanish fort missing for 450 years: a golf course in South Carolina, the Beaufort Gazette reports. According to the AP , Fort San Marcos—built in 1577 and occupied for five years—was discovered last month under a... More »

Marines: 15 Drill Instructors Investigated for Hazing

The investigation comes after a recruit died in March

(Newser) - The Marine Corps is looking into allegations of hazing, assault, and physical abuse involving 15 drill instructors at the Parris Island training depot in South Carolina, the AP reports. The allegations stem from an investigation into the death of a Parris Island recruit in March. Raheel Siddiqui of Taylor, Mich.... More »

Tropical Storm Bonnie Forms Near the Carolinas

Heavy rains and winds are expected as the weekend continues

(Newser) - The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Bonnie has formed off South Carolina, strengthening from a tropical depression. Forecasters detected 40 mph winds in the storm Saturday afternoon, making it the season's second-named tropical storm, four days before the official start of hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean, the... More »

Feds Will Pursue Death Penalty Against Dylann Roof

'The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this decision'

(Newser) - The Justice Department announced Tuesday it will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof , who is accused of killing nine people during a Bible study class inside a historic black church last June in Charleston, South Carolina. "The nature of the alleged crime and the resulting harm compelled this... More »

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