SC man gets 36 years for stabbing girlfriend

...to the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant.The State newspaper reports Faasiu Toese was sentenced Tuesday in Richland County.Toese was arrested in 2013. He had called police himself, telling officers to look in the backseat of his car...

Fans are turning out for top-seeded South Carolina women

...engages fans on social media and routinely receives recognition for her charitable works, last month honored by the Richland County Sheriff's Department with her own deputy's badge.Before games, Staley poses for pictures with fans and makes...

South Carolina man shot driver, fled to Florida for spring break, police say

...able to speed out of the parking lot, initiating the chase.At a news conference Wednesday in Columbia, S.C., Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said that Harper had recently gotten out of prison and had a lengthy criminal record."How callous...

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...Carolina has been suspended by its national chapter as authorities investigate the death of an 18-year-old member.Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says the male student was found dead about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in a private home about a...

Ex-wife killed professor in University of South Carolina murder-suicide, coroner says

COLUMBIA - A professor who taught anatomy and physiology and was highly regarded by both his students and fellow faculty members was shot and killed by his ex-wife in an apparent murder-suicide at the University of South Carolina, Richland County's coroner said Friday.

USC professor identified as murder-suicide victim

...professor was shot to death in an office at the University of South Carolina by someone who then committed suicide. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says Raja Fayad was shot several times in the upper body Thursday afternoon at the university's...

SC cops seek hockey mask bandit

...Authorities are looking for a man they say has robbed 16 businesses in the Midlands in a month while wearing a hockey mask. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said in a news release that the suspect has robbed at gunpoint Chinese restaurants, dollar stores...

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...conference Tuesday, Brenda Frazier said police officials told her to resign or face being fired after an audit by the Richland County Sheriff's Department found inconsistencies in her work and raised concerns about her training and methodology...

Independent ends run for South Carolina governor endorses Vincent Sheheen

...Department of Social Services, saying testimony before a Senate panel about the beating death of a 4-year-old Richland County boy prompted him to run. Months later, the agency's director resigned amid bipartisan outrage. And earlier this...

South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell pleads guilty, resigns

...not state or campaign business.Harrell suspended himself from the speaker's office last month, a day after a Richland County grand jury indicted him on nine counts.As part of his plea deal, Harrell agreed to not seek office for at least three...