A bill which would give the FBI more time for background checks on flagged gun buyers has reached the South Carolina Senate floor, but it is extremely unlikely to become law this year. The proposal which passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday would increase the maximum time for a gun background check from three days to five. Democrats and moderate Republicans have pushed for the changes after the FBI admitted it ran out of time
Included in the evening's final newscast: -- New report says SC prisons agency was consolidating violent criminals into Lee Correctional during months ahead of Sunday's violence -- Meanwhile, prison leaders say they are installing new equipment they hope can block signals from illegal cell phones at the prison -- A bill which would change how dams are regulated in SC looks increasingly unlikely to make it to a vote this year --
Although a bill which would change how South Carolina dams are regulated is increasingly unlikely to make it to a vote this legislative session, members of the General Assembly believe it is too important to let go. After hearing testimony on the bill Wednesday, a Senate environmental panel voted to delay its advance. State Sen. Paul Campbell, R-Berkeley, said senators would work over the summer to craft a bill to prefile when the
After his first year in office with mixed results and many West Wing staff changes, but with an economy that still thrives, President Donald Trump’s approval rating has climbed slightly in South Carolina to 46 percent, according to the latest Winthrop University Poll. Poll Director Scott Huffmon told South Carolina Radio Network the poll showed a minor rise from 42 percent in February. "This is a general population poll. So when we're looking
Included in the noon newscast: -- SC House Democrats call for an investigation into the state prison agency after riot killed seven inmates -- Bill protecting police dogs sent back to committee
The South Carolina House has sent back to committee a bill which would double the penalty for killing or injuring police animals. The 51-25 vote came after opponents like State Rep. Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, questioned language in the bill which defines criminal actions against a police K-9 dog to include taunting or teasing. Rutherford said the legislation does not define what that means. "I know what it means if someone harasses me,"
South Carolina ports officials used two massive container cranes to break a ceremonial ribbon Monday for a new inland facility in Dillon. The $50 million Inland Port Dillon — what the State Ports Authority is calling a rail cargo transfer terminal — is designed so that trains carrying cargo containers from the Port of Charleston can transfer that freight onto trucks for […]
Newly-revealed documents indicate a commander at Fort Jackson may have been involved in decisions which led to a dam break and massive flood outside Columbia because he wanted higher water levels to improve his personal yard. According to The State newspaper, a deposition in an ongoing lawsuit suggests the officer ordered more concrete put into the spillway at the Semmes Lake dam […]