A Spartanburg County man has pleaded guilty to the murder of seven people over 13 years. Todd Kohlhepp entered the guilty plea in a state court Friday after prosecutors agreed not to pursue the death penalty. Judge Derham Cole then gave Kohlhepp seven life sentences. Seventh Circuit Solicitor Barry Barnette said he did not pursue the death penalty because it would lead to trial and at least a decade of legal appeals. "It's not fair to (the
Included in the noon newscast: -- Port of Charleston officials say new federal money for deepening is terrific, but say much more eventually needed. -- Lots more traffic is expected along highways for this Memorial Day weekend.
AAA Carolinas is projecting more South Carolinians will do some type of traveling this Memorial Day weekend. The group's spokeswoman Tiffany Wright told South Carolina Radio Network low gas prices are the likely reason for an increase on the roads. “We expect to see close to 500,000 South Carolinians driving to their destinations,” she said. The average gas price in South Carolina is one cent less than at the same point last year at
A group which represents disabled individuals has sued South Carolina's mental health agency, claiming the department often keeps patients isolated for years despite less expensive and better treatment options. Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc., (P&A) filed the class-action lawsuit in federal court this week against the state Department of Mental Health (DMH), its director John Magill and the commission which
Included in the evening's final newscast: -- Charleston has now become South Carolina’s largest city. -- A National Weather Service survey crew says it was an EF-2 tornado that damaged a half-dozen homes in Newberry County. -- A Horry County woman who pleaded guilty to homicide by child abuse in January wants to take back her plea. -- A new law allows the state Forestry Commission to also prohibit bonfires and campfires whenever
Charleston has become South Carolina’s largest city by population, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimates, beating out the state’s capitol city. The Post and Courier reports that census estimates Charleston had a population of 134,385 in July 2016, which was just 76 more residents than Columbia. Charleston has been experiencing much faster growth than its sister city to the northwest. The Census data indicates the Holy City
The deepening of Charleston harbor was among the list of new projects included on the Army Corps of Engineers work plan for next budget year, according to a release Wednesday from the South Carolina State Ports Authority. Ports officials say deepening the channel from 45 feet to 52 is needed for new, larger container vessels which have […]
AAA Carolinas is projecting more South Carolinians will do some type of traveling this Memorial Day weekend. The group’s spokeswoman Tiffany Wright told South Carolina Radio Network low gas prices are the likely reason for an increase on the roads. “We expect to see close to 500,000 South Carolinians driving to their destinations,” she said. […]