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Private expert disputes authorities' findings that SC teen killed self after police confrontation

...he heard a gunshot and saw Curnell was wounded. The State Law Enforcement Division investigated the shooting, and prosecutor...the state. Dr. Nicholas Batalis said he is barred by state law from talking about an autopsy report.A spokesman for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-30/private-expert-disputes-autho
Across the region

Ethics: Mayor didn't have to report tripCOLUMBIA - An ethics panel says state laws did not require Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin to have disclosed an all-expenses paid trip from a Florida developer.The commission...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-27/across-region
Aiken City Council | The Augusta Chronicle

...the governing body for the City of Aiken, holding municipal corporation regulatory powers as provided by South Carolina state law. The body consists of seven members, including the mayor, four district representatives and two at-large representatives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/local-government/aiken-city-council
Aiken City Council | The Augusta Chronicle

...the governing body for the City of Aiken, holding municipal corporation regulatory powers as provided by South Carolina state law. The body consists of seven members, including the mayor, four district representatives and two at-large representatives...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/government/aiken-city-council
Columbia police drug analyst quits

...Frazier's work and raised concerns about her training and methodology. Holbrook closed the lab last week, and the State Law Enforcement Division is now handling drug case testing for the city. Frazier handled nearly 750 cases over the past three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-26/columbia-police-drug-analyst
Daily, weekly fantasy football games raise legal questions

...designed mainly to stop internet poker. It included an important "carve out" for fantasy football. Meanwhile, most state laws define fantasy football as skill-based propositions, which keeps them legal."It's an easy argument with season-long...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nfl/2014-08-25/daily-weekly-fantasy-football
Police using military-grade equipment concerns some Augusta-area residents

...to use them when necessary."According to the Defense Logistics Agency's Web site, more than 8,000 federal and state law enforcement agencies use the program, which allows them to access surplus material from the Department of Defense.Agencies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-23/police-using-military-
Rescue groups say dogs fare poorly in Augusta shelter

...with infections.Several rescue groups blame the shelter's policy of not releasing any unaltered animals, even though state law allows rescues and individuals to adopt these dogs and cats and provide proof later that they had been spayed or neutered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-23/rescue-groups-say-dogs-f
Prosecutor has several options on ethics case against House Speaker Bobby Harrell

...did and a judge turned him down, is publicly unknown. State law also allows the presiding judge to discharge a state grand...state grand jury, the process must start all over. Both State Law Enforcement Division Chief Mark Keel and a judge would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-25/prosecutor-has-several-option
Just picture this

...is a $300 fine; $500 in South Carolina ? and enforcement is going to get even more aggressive.A South Carolina state law that took effect Aug. 1 now allows police to issue tickets for illegal passing based on video footage recorded by on-board...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-17/just-picture