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SC Men Who Want Viagra May Need Note (and Patience)

Just like women who want to get an abortion, bill sponsor says

(Newser) - If women have to wait 24 hours in South Carolina to get an abortion, men should have to do the same before they can get Viagra or other drugs to help them have sex, according to a tongue-in-cheek proposal discussed Wednesday. Lawmakers cracked jokes about the bill, but sponsor Rep.... More »

White Officer Gets Probation in Black Driver's Killing

SC officer pleaded guilty to misdemeanor

(Newser) - A white South Carolina police officer who was charged with a felony for shooting and killing a black driver at the end of a chase took a plea deal Monday and was sentenced to three years of probation. Justin Craven, 27, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor misconduct in office. A prosecutor... More »

Attorneys: Murder Case of NBA Star's Father Was Botched

Daniel Green was found guilty of killing James Jordan

(Newser) - Twenty years later, the man found guilty of murdering Michael Jordan's father may get a fresh trial. Attorneys for the convicted gunman, Daniel Green, say the original trial was rife with problems that only now are coming to light, the Charlotte Observer reports. To recap, Green and Larry Demery... More »

Woman Dies in Bizarre Drive-Thru Accident

She was pinned by own car at coffee stand

(Newser) - A South Carolina woman died in the drive-thru lane of a coffee shop in what cops are calling a freak accident. From what investigators can piece together, 28-year-old Pamela Page was in the drive-thru lane at Biggby Coffee in Summerville when she opened her car door to pick up something... More »

Puppy Saved in Fire May Help Sniff Out Arsons

He suffered burns over 75% of his body in June

(Newser) - Black smoke was filling a burning shed in Charleston, SC, last June when firefighter William Lindler spotted a badly burned puppy within. Less than a year later, that puppy is now an honorary firefighter and the official mascot of the Hanahan Fire Department. After the 3-week-old pit bull, Jake, was... More »

Student Swipes Nude Photo SC Teacher Took for Hubby

Leigh Ann Arthur forced to resign last week

(Newser) - Leigh Ann Arthur taught in Union, SC, for 13 years. Then her decision to leave her unlocked phone on her desk on Feb. 19 put an end to her career. While she was on hall patrol duty for five minutes in between classes, the engineering and computer programming teacher at... More »

Toddler Called 911 Because She Couldn't Get Pants On

Who needs grandpa when police can help you get dressed?

(Newser) - When you're 2 years old, getting stuck in a pair of pants seems like an emergency—which explains one needless yet adorable 911 call in Greenville, SC, on Wednesday. Police received a report of a 911 call in which a child could be heard babbling on the other end... More »

Family: Inmate Died Because She Was Denied Water

Joyce Curnell was found dead in her cell on July 22

(Newser) - A lawyer says a South Carolina woman died in police custody last year because she was denied a basic necessity: water. Joyce Curnell, 50, was suffering from sickle cell disease, alcoholism, and hypertension, when she went to the emergency room with stomach flu last July. She was treated and released... More »

Trump Wins South Carolina

Rubio edges out Cruz in tight race for No. 2; Bush finished disappointing 4th

(Newser) - Donald Trump has officially won the South Carolina primary, report the AP , CBS News , NBC News , and Fox News, with 32.25% of the vote. It's the second victory in a row for the billionaire, and a key one in the South, where Ted Cruz invested heavily. This in... More »

No Bush 45: Jeb Drops Out

Distant finish in South Carolina sounds death knell on campaign that never took hold

(Newser) - Less than two hours after the polls closed in South Carolina sending Donald Trump to victory , a teary-eyed Jeb Bush ended his bid for the Republican nomination for president, reports the AP . The move ended a campaign that drew a staggering level of financial support from donors but failed to... More »

Report: Jeb Bush's Staff Already Looking for New Gigs

'They can read the polls'

(Newser) - Many staffers with the Jeb Bush campaign are already starting the job hunt ahead of Saturday's South Carolina primary, apparently pessimistic about Bush's ability to stay in the race, Politico reports. According to the Washington Post , Bush's final campaign event in South Carolina "felt bittersweet."... More »

Rubio Gets Big Endorsement Ahead of SC Primary

Gov. Nikki Haley is endorsing him

(Newser) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is endorsing Marco Rubio ahead of Saturday's first-in-the-South Republican presidential primary, the AP reports. A person close to the Republican governor with direct knowledge of her decision says she will endorse Rubio at his event Wednesday night in Lexington County. Haley's endorsement was... More »

Trump Up by 22 Points in SC

Ted who?

(Newser) - More good news for Donald Trump : He is running away with the South Carolina primary, according to a new CBS News poll, that puts the business mogul at a commanding 42% lead. Ted Cruz is in a distant second place with 20%, buoyed by conservatives and evangelicals, with Marco Rubio... More »

Opponents Try to Turn Trump's Dirty Words Against Him

But his love of profanities may actually be helping him with voters

(Newser) - While many of Donald Trump's supporters see his "potty mouth" as a breath of fresh air, it might not go over so well in "deeply religious" South Carolina, which was dubbed the US' most polite state, Politico reports. In past speeches, Trump has said companies who don'... More »

George W. Is Going to Appear at Jeb Rallies

He's been 'taken aback' by Trump campaign

(Newser) - Jeb Bush, mocked by Donald Trump for having his "mommy" fight his battles, is going to bring his big brother into the mix on Monday. Friends of George W. Bush tell the Washington Post that the former president is fascinated but troubled by this year's White House race... More »

Feds Seize $1.6M in Counterfeit Hoverboards

Counterfeit hoverboards are exploding—er, proliferating—in the US

(Newser) - Federal officers recently seized nearly 2,400 counterfeit—and possibly prone to explode —hoverboards in shipments that arrived at South Carolina's Port of Charleston, the Charleston City Paper reports. The hoverboards , which were made in China, would have been worth more than $1.6 million retail, according to... More »

Walter Scott Lawyer Jumps to Sanders in Critical SC

Justin Bamberg yanks his support for Clinton

(Newser) - Justin Bamberg, a South Carolina lawmaker and lawyer for the family of Walter Scott , the man gunned down by a North Charleston cop, made a surprise political announcement Monday: He's taking back his endorsement of Hillary Clinton and throwing it Bernie Sanders' way instead, the New York Times reports.... More »

Jewelry Thief's Crime Spree Spans 5 States

Woman and male accomplice have stolen $450K in bling: cops

(Newser) - A woman believed to be in her 20s or 30s held employees of a Jared Vault jewelry store in Mebane, NC, at gunpoint on Monday before making off with jewelry piled into a shopping bag. But this wasn't her first rodeo: The FBI says the same brunette has robbed... More »

Nikki Haley Chosen to Deliver SOTU Response

SC gov 'knows the American dream and wants to see every American share in it'

(Newser) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, long described as a Republican rising star, is going to find out for herself whether delivering the response to the State of the Union address is a curse or a blessing. Haley, said to be a potential VP pick, has been chosen to deliver the... More »

SC Ex-Cop Who Shot Unarmed Man Is Out of Jail

Slager released on $500K bond after trial delay

(Newser) - Michael Slager, the South Carolina police officer arrested, jailed, and fired for shooting unarmed black motorist Walter Scott , is out of custody for the first time since a few days after the April 4 shooting. A judge granted bail to the former North Charleston officer on Monday, saying he was... More »

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