Three people have now been arrested for their part in an inmate's escape from a maximum-security prison earlier this month. Benjamin Bevier, Lacreece Rosier and Robert "Robbie" Williams were all charged for their roles in the July 4 escape of Jimmy Causey from the Lieber Correctional Institute, according to the South Carolina Department of Corrections. Causey remained free for four days, until law enforcement eventually tracked him down to a
The number of cruise ships scheduled to dock in Charleston has hit the South Carolina Ports Authority's voluntary 104-ship annual limit for the first time. That means some ships could be heading to Mount Pleasant instead. The Post and Courier reports the passenger ship terminal on the Charleston peninsula is also set to max out on cruise ships next year. A Mount Pleasant town councilman is floating the idea of allowing some ships to
Included in the evening's final newscast: -- A judge set bond at $5 million for a man accused of intentionally hitting twelve people with his car at a Columbia graveside service. -- SC’s senior U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham partnered with a Democratic senator to reintroduce the DREAM Act Thursday. -- Acting director of SC's youth prisons agency proposes switching to regional detention centers instead of single one in Columbia. -- Crews
A judge set bond at $5 million Thursday for a man accused of intentionally hitting twelve people with his car at a graveside service in Columbia. 64-year-old James Kester is charged with 12 counts of attempted murder for each of the mourners injured as the funeral concluded Wednesday at Greenlawn Memorial Park, a large cemetery in the city's southeast. None of the injuries were life-threatening, according to area hospitals. However, The State
Crews reopened the eastbound lanes of Interstate 526 across the only bridge between North Charleston and the Daniel Island/Mount Pleasant region shortly after morning rush hour Thursday. South Carolina's Department of Transportation tweeted out that the eastbound lanes opened just before 10 a.m. Thursday, approximately three hours after westbound traffic resumed and 17 hours after netting and a gigantic tarp collapsed across all lanes of the
Included in the noon newscast: -- Signed agreement launches beginning of Charleston Harbor deepening construction phase -- SC Supreme Court narrowly rejects landowners' arguments that land farm water withdrawals upstream violate their rights.
The number of cruise ships scheduled to dock in Charleston has hit the South Carolina Ports Authority’s voluntary 104-ship annual limit for the first time. That means some ships could be heading to Mount Pleasant instead. The Post and Courier reports the passenger ship terminal on the Charleston peninsula is also set to max out on […]
South Carolina U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-Beaufort, has introduced legislation which attempts to localize disaster assistance by allowing homeowners associations, condominiums and retirement communities to apply for emergency aid after a storm. The Disaster Assistance Equity Act (H.R. 3238) would make “common interest communities” (such as condos, housing cooperatives or retirement communities) eligible for the same […]