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SCOTUS Sides With GOP on Challenged SC Voting Map

6-3 opinion found Republican-controlled state legislature did nothing wrong during redistricting

(Newser) - The Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a Republican-held South Carolina congressional district, rejecting a lower-court ruling that said the district discriminated against Black voters. The court's conservative majority said in a 6-3 decision that the Republican-controlled state legislature did nothing wrong during redistricting when it strengthened Rep. Nancy Mace'...

Sheriff's Office: 'Unfortunately, It Is the Sounds of Nature'

Newberry County, SC, residents are complaining about sirens—but the sound is from cicadas

(Newser) - Emerging cicadas are so loud in one South Carolina county that residents are calling the sheriff's office asking why they can hear sirens or a loud roar. The Newberry County Sheriff's Office posted a message on Facebook Tuesday letting people know that the whining sound is just the...

Alex Murdaugh Is Sentenced One Final Time

Convicted murderer racks up another 40 years in prison for stealing from clients, law firm

(Newser) - For maybe the last time, Alex Murdaugh, in a prison jumpsuit instead of the suit he used to wear, shuffled into a courtroom Monday in South Carolina and was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison. Murdaugh was punished—this time in federal court—for stealing from clients and his...

Judges Decide Election Can't Wait for Supreme Court

South Carolina will use congressional map already found to be unconstitutional

(Newser) - A federal court on Thursday ruled that this year's congressional elections in South Carolina will be held under a map that it had already deemed unconstitutional and discriminatory against Black voters, with time running out ahead of voting deadlines and a lack of a decision on the case by...

State Isn't Sure Why It Has $1.8B in Account

Changes are possible after another South Carolina financial error

(Newser) - South Carolina has collected about $1.8 billion in a bank account over the past decade, and state and private accountants are trying to figure out where the cash came from and where it was supposed to go. "It's like going into your bank and the bank president...

Boeing Whistleblower Found Dead Amid Deposition
Boeing Whistleblower
Apparently Took His Own Life

Boeing Whistleblower Apparently Took His Own Life

John Barnett, who died of an apparent 'self-inflicted' wound, vocalized safety concerns

(Newser) - The brother of a former Boeing employee found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday has issued a family statement to the AP . "John was deeply concerned about the safety of the aircraft and flying public, and had identified some serious defects that he felt were not adequately...

As Trump Coasts to Victory, Some Warning Signs for Him
Trump Is Cruising,
but Warning
Signs Emerge
for Him
the rundown

Trump Is Cruising, but Warning Signs Emerge for Him

A former communications director for him sees anti-Trump vote in primaries as a '5-alarm fire'

(Newser) - The good news for Donald Trump is that it's a near certainty he'll win the GOP nomination after clobbering Nikki Haley in her home state of South Carolina by 20 points. But political observers also see some signs of potential trouble for the former president. Coverage:
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Before Her Murder, the Texts Got Tense

Man found guilty of killing Black transgender woman, the first federal hate-crime trial of its kind

(Newser) - A South Carolina man was found guilty Friday of killing a Black transgender woman in the nation's first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity. After deliberating for roughly four hours, jurors convicted Daqua Lameek Ritter of a hate crime for the murder of Dime Doe...

3 Points From Trump's Fox News Town Hall

Former POTUS once again compares his legal issues to Navalny's death

(Newser) - Donald Trump again made a comparison between his own legal troubles and the imprisonment and death of Alexei Navalny, doubling down on comments he made shortly after the Russian dissident died while jailed in a remote arctic prison. "Navalny is a very sad situation and he's very brave,...

Poll: It's All Over in South Carolina but the Voting

Trump has huge lead over Nikki Haley, as she insists she's staying in the race no matter what

(Newser) - South Carolina elected Nikki Haley governor two times, but a new poll suggests that Republican voters are not inclined to send her to the White House. Haley faces former President Trump in the Republican primary in her home state on Saturday, where she had hoped to save face after poor...

Poll: Nikki Haley Is in Trouble in Her Home State

Trump has 26-point lead in South Carolina

(Newser) - Nikki Haley has a lot of ground to make up if she's going to have any hope of winning the Republican primary in the state she governed for eight years, according to a Washington Post /Monmouth University poll . The survey of 815 potential GOP primary voters in South Carolina...

911 Call Resulted in 'Guns Drawn' at Her Parents, Haley Says
Nikki Haley
Was Swatted
a Second Time

Nikki Haley Was Swatted a Second Time

Records show caller told 911 the candidate had shot her daughter

(Newser) - Nikki Haley was the subject of a second hoax call to 911, two days after the one she confirmed Sunday. A caller told the dispatcher on Jan. 1 that Haley had shot her daughter, who was lying in a pool of blood, per Reuters , which has seen the incident report....

Police: Girls 10, 11 Threatened School Shootings on Same Day

Students attend elementary schools in the same South Carolina district

(Newser) - Two preteen girls threatened hours apart to carry out shootings at neighboring elementary schools, South Carolina authorities said. Both students, one 10 and the other 11, were given juvenile summons and will be subject to discipline by the Georgetown County School District, per the Daily Beast . Neither school closed during...

This Possible Future VP Is Now a Definite Future Husband

South Carolina GOP Sen. Tim Scott asked girlfriend Mindy Noce to marry him, she said yes

(Newser) - "She said YES." That was the message posted on social media Sunday night by South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, announcing his engagement to Mindy Noce, a mom of three and interior designer in her late 40s who first publicly showed up by the 58-year-old senator's side at...

DeSantis Is Planning 'Hail Mary' Effort in SC

His campaign's best hope could be beating Nikki Haley in her own state

(Newser) - With little hope of following up his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses with second place in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, Ron DeSantis is aiming to push Nikki Haley into third place in her home state. Sources tell the New York Times that after DeSantis lost to Trump by...

Father Killed 5-Year-Old, Faked Tears on TV: Charges

Justin Turner's stepmother and father face murder charges in 1989 slaying

(Newser) - As a TV news crew recorded the moment in March 1989, a South Carolina man who had joined the police search for his missing 5-year-old son stepped inside a small camping trailer on his property. A few seconds later, he backed out of it, saying: "My son's in...

She Fought Developers Until Her Dying Day
She Fought Developers
Until Her Dying Day

She Fought Developers Until Her Dying Day

Josephine Wright of South Carolina's Hilton Head Island is dead at 94

(Newser) - A woman on South Carolina's Hilton Head Island who drew national attention from stars such as Tyler Perry and Snoop Dogg as she fought off developers in her final years has died at 94. Josephine Wright came to embody the development pressures displacing residents of historic African American communities...

Heater Was 1,000 Degrees in Home Where Couple Died

Family reported 'fiddling' with water heater before the bodies were found in South Carolina

(Newser) - Police in South Carolina say they discovered a couple dead in an "extremely hot" home where the temperature of the residence's heater was recorded at more than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Authorities were called to the home in Spartanburg around 6pm Saturday to perform a welfare check on...

Cruise Passengers Disembark to Find Their Cars Flooded

Carnival passengers are upset after storm raged through Charleston while they were at sea

(Newser) - No one ever wants their vacation to end, but for a group of recent Carnival passengers, their arrival back on terra firma served up an extra dollop of angst. Charleston City Paper reports that a nor'easter swept through downtown Charleston on Sunday, flooding the parking lot owned by South...

She Upbraided Relatives' Killer. 8 Years Later, She's Charged

Amy and Ross Vilardi accused in brutal 2015 slayings in South Carolina

(Newser) - Days after finding four relatives brutally murdered in South Carolina in 2015, a daughter of one of the victims gave an interview asking how the killer could live with themselves. According to police, it was a question Amy Vilardi should have been asking herself. Vilardi and her husband, Rosmore "...

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