Tag: South Carolina

L.A. Declares Emergency As 200K Evacuate SoCal Wildfires

Intense Santa Ana winds fueling powerful Southern California wildfires have forced the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people across the region, with some 50,000 acres affected by the blazes. California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Ventura County, where more than 1,000 firefighters and others are trying to contain the fires that have…

Polls Close at 7 In Georgia, South Carolina Special Elections [LIVE]

WATCH THE LIVE ELECTION RESULTS HERE. Americans in Georgia’s 6th district and South Carolina’s 5th district go to the polls Tuesday to vote in concurrent special elections in traditionally Republican strongholds. “Stock up on coffee. Poised to be a very late night,” said a Republican involved in the tight Georgia race between Democrat Jon Ossoff…

Michael Slager To Plead Guilty To Feds On Walter Scott Killing

Michael Slager, the former South Carolina policeman who shot and killed a fleeing black motorist, will plead guilty in a federal civil-rights case, sources told The Post and Courier on Tuesday. The newspaper notes it is unclear to what charges Slager will plead regarding his fatal shooting of Walter Scott last year in North Charleston.…

Report: ‘No Evidence Whatsoever’ Obama Wiretapped Trump

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Friday that he has “not seen any evidence whatsoever” to support President Trump’s claim that he was wiretapped by the Obama administration during the 2016 campaign. “I think when [White House Press Secretary] Sean Spicer isn’t even willing to talk about it, you know there’s a…

Fox News: Trump Crossed Line Calling Media “The Enemy Of The American People”

Even his friends at Fox News know President Donald Trump crossed the line with comments referring the media as “the enemy of the American people.” Chris Wallace said on Sunday that many presidents had contentious relationships with the media, but they still recognized that an independent press was essential to America’s democracy. Wallace noted that…

Charleston Church Shooter Dylann Roof Sentenced To Death

Dylann Roof, who was convicted in December on all charges related to the 2015 killing of nine black worshipers at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, was sentenced to death Tuesday. Roof represented himself during the sentencing phase of the trial and told the jury, “I felt like I had to…

Dylann Roof Represents Himself At The Sentencing Face Of His Trial

Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof spoke to the jury for the first time at his death penalty trial Wednesday, telling them that there’s nothing wrong with him psychologically and that he is not trying to keep any secrets from them. “My opening statement is going to seem a little bit out of place,” the…

3 Injured in Shooting at Souht Carolina Elementary School [VIDEO]

At least three people were injured Wednesday during a shooting at Townville Elementary School in Townville, South Carolina. According to deputies, the alleged shooter was taken into custody and is a teenager. The unnamed male apparently shot his father to death near the school before going on his rampage, authorities said. Two children and a…

Dylann Roof Reportedly Assaulted in Jail

Dylann Roof was reportedly assaulted Thursday morning by a fellow inmate, according to multiple reports. According to an ABC News reporter, he was assaulted while leaving his cell; and he is still alive. Roof, 22, is suspected of killing nine parishioners of the Emanuel AME Church—one of America’s oldest black churches—in Charleston, South Carolina, in…

Polls Open In South Carolina [VIDEO]

South Carolina Democrats go to the polls Saturday to award convention delegates in the fourth Democratic primary of the 2016 presidential campaign. South Carolina polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. EST. Depending on exit polls and same precincts, television networks and the Associated Press could project South Carolina results as soon as…

Body-Slamming Deputy Ben Fields Has Been Fired

The South Carolina police officer who body-slammed a high-school girl reportedly after she refused to leave a classroom will be fired, sources tell NBC News. The incident involving Officer Ben Fields was caught on camera. The girl’s attorney says she suffered multiple injuries to her neck and back, and her arm is currently in a…

12 Dead In Terrific SC Flooding; Obama Declares Disaster [VIDEO]

SC’s crucial rainstorm is over but the flood waters may continue to rise, officials said. Statewide the epic flooding led to the breaching of 18 dams and 12 lives were lost during the course of the storm. Officials urged residents to remain indoors if they were safe and warned that rivers may continue to rise…

Confederate Flag Has Been Taken Down

President Obama tweets the removal of Confederate flag from SC Statehouse is ‘a signal of good will and healing, and a meaningful step towards a better future’. South Carolina taking down the confederate flag – a signal of good will and healing, and a meaningful step towards a better future. — President Obama (@POTUS) July…

Black Church in S.C. Burns Down [VIDEO]

A black church in South Carolina burned to the ground Tuesday night, but so far there’s no evidence of arson. The Associated Press reports a federal official says preliminary indications show the fire at Mount Zion AME Church in Greeleyville was not deliberately set. Nevertheless, speculation raged that it was arson after several black churches…

Obama to deliver eulogy Friday for slain South Carolina pastor [VIDEO]

The is a BREAKING NEWS Event. To WATCH LIVE CLICK HERE President Barack Obama will deliver the eulogy for the pastor of the historic church where the attack took place. Reverend Clementa Pinckney, a widely admired state senator and pastor of Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, was among the nine people who died when…

Larry Wilmore Agreed Its Time To Take Confederate Flag Down [VIDEO]

Larry Wilmore talks of the process for removing the Confederate flag that flies over the South Carolina capitol. Republican Gov. Nikki Haley called Monday for the flag to be removed from its symbolic location in the wake of the massacre of nine black churchgoers by a white supremacist. “Yes! You can applaud,” Wilmore said. “That…

CAPTURED: Church shooting suspect Dylann Storm Roof in Custody

The FBI has named Dylann Storm Roof, 21, of Columbia, South Carolina as the suspected killer of nine people at a black church in Charleston. Roof was previously arrested on April 26 for a trespassing arrest and was awaiting moderation. THIS IS A LIVE BREAKING EVENT YOU CAN WATCH HERE

9 Dead Shooting in S.C. Charleston Church – Gunman Loose [VIDEO]

A shooter opened fire on Wednesday at a church in Charleston South Carolina, killing 9 people, and was still at large, a police official said. Charleston Police Department spokesman Charles Francis said the shooting occurred at the Emanuel AME Church around 9 p.m. local time. He said police were still searching for a suspect, and…

[VIDEO] Ex SC State Trooper Charged Over Traffic Stop Shooting

Officials have released stunning dash camera video that they say shows a state trooper shooting an unarmed driver for an alleged seatbelt violation at a gas station. A South Carolina state trooper who was fired after being captured on video shooting an unarmed driver during a routine traffic stop was arrested on Wednesday. Lance Corporal…

Weatherman Jim Cantore wards off on-air ambush

Meteorologist Jim Cantore has had to report on air while enduring some pretty extreme conditions. But during a broadcast from South Carolina’s College of Charleston on Tuesday night the weatherman was faced with an entirely different adversary when a young man ran up to him in the middle of a live broadcast.