ROCK HILL — Casey Degolyer was mowing grass Wednesday when he saw a familiar figure ride by on a four-wheeler. It was Phillip Adams, the former NFL player and native son of this small community on the fringes of South Carolina's fifth-largest city.
The chief county medical examiner who ruled George Floyd's death a homicide took the stand Friday at former Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial, saying he did not watch the harrowing video of the arrest before examining Floyd so that he would not be biased by what he saw.
A 47-year-old South Carolina man pleaded guilty to making threatening phone calls to a former federal prosecutor over information released on the leader of the alt-right group Proud Boys.
A Johns Island family that was terrorized by a rapist and kidnapper in 2018 has settled their lawsuit against the authorities they said had allowed his attack.
Phillip Adams, the former football player who is the lone suspect in an April 7 mass slaying, incurred several injuries during his career playing defense, first in college at S.C. State and later for six NFL teams over five seasons.
George Floyd died of a lack of oxygen from being pinned on his stomach with his hands cuffed behind him and his face jammed against the pavement, a medical expert testified Thursday at former Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial.
President Joe Biden, in his first gun-control measures since taking office, announced a half-dozen executive actions Thursday aimed at addressing a proliferation of gun violence across the nation that he called an "epidemic and an international embarrassment."
Greeting the families of gun violence victims and activists, he assured them: "We're absolutely determined to make change."
The gunman who killed five people, including a prominent doctor in South Carolina, was former NFL pro Phillip Adams, who killed himself early Thursday, authorities said.
John Yurkovich Jr. faces one count of assault within special aircraft jurisdiction of the United States, according to the indictment, which was filed on April 6.
Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd's neck — and was bearing down with most of his weight — the entire 9½ minutes the Black man lay facedown with his hands cuffed behind his back, a use-of-force expert testified Wednesday at Chauvin's murder trial.
The county Criminal Justice Coordinating Council's 2020 annual report, released on April 6, paints a picture of continuing successes on reforms like reducing the jail population and providing alternatives to incarceration for people experiencing mental health or addiction crisis.
Colleton County preacher Ralph Stair, who was accused of sexually assaulting multiple women and children at his Overcomer Ministry compound, died April 4 at age 87.
Authorities have identified a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting that left two others injured at an apartment complex near Summerville earlier this week.
A Capitol Police officer was killed Friday after a man rammed a car into two officers at a barricade outside the U.S. Capitol and then emerged wielding a knife, law enforcement officials said.
Kneeling on George Floyd 's neck while he was handcuffed and in the prone position was "top-tier, deadly force" and "totally unnecessary," the head of the Minneapolis Police Department's homicide division testified Friday.
Monty S. McCray, 24, of North Charleston, was shot around 11:30 a.m. March 30 at the Azalea Apartments, 527 Orangeburg Road, and declared dead at the scene, according to Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers.
George Floyd's girlfriend tearfully told a jury Thursday the story of how they met — at a Salvation Army shelter where he was a security guard with "this great, deep Southern voice, raspy" — and how they both struggled mightily with an addiction to opioids.
The former mistress of a Charleston banker is making another bid to have her sentence overturned in an infamous murder-for-hire case that landed them both in prison.
Former Sheriff Will Lewis is out of jail on bond while he awaits a state Supreme Court ruling on his misconduct in office conviction.
The convenience store cashier who was handed a counterfeit $20 bill by George Floyd, setting in motion the Black man's ill-fated encounter with police, testified Wednesday that he watched Floyd's arrest outside with "disbelief — and guilt."
A Charleston lawyer has been charged with assault after Charleston police said he attacked his girlfriend at a West Ashley bowling alley.
William Robert Norwood III remains in a D.C. jail as he faces seven charges related to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. He was arrested Feb. 25 by FBI agents at a home in Greenville.
Darnella Frazier, 18, said she was walking to a convenience store with her younger cousin when she came upon the officers, and sent the girl into the store because she didn't want her to see "a man terrified, scared, begging for his life."
Attorneys for the man sentenced to federal death row for the racist slayings of nine members of Charleston's Emanuel AME Church are set to formally argue that his conviction and death sentence should be overturned.
Oral arguments have been set for May 25 before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Dylann Roof, according to federal court records.
A former Minneapolis police officer went on trial Monday in the death of George Floyd, which sparked outrage across the U.S. and beyond after bystander video showed Derek Chauvin press his knee on Floyd's neck for about nine minutes as the Black man went limp.
In cities across the country, police and landlords join forces to address high crime rates around rental properties. But some fear unsubstantiated claims can lead to unfair evictions.
Nearly six years after Walter Scott was shot to death by a North Charleston police officer, the legal battle over the case and what consequences the officer, Michael Slager, should face isn't over.
Michael Lambert Seabrooke, 37, had previously pleaded guilty to two counts of malicious damage and attempt to damage by means of explosive materials, and one count of possession of explosive devices.
The $12.4 million facility on Bees Ferry Road was recently completed, and will have a ribbon cutting ceremony on March 29.
John Mark Eagleton, owner of Eagles Nest Armory in the Denver suburb of Arvada, said in a statement that his store was cooperating with authorities as they investigate the Monday shooting that killed 10 people, including a police officer.
President Joe Biden opened his first formal news conference Thursday with a nod toward the improving picture on battling the coronavirus, doubling his original goal by pledging that the nation will administer 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by the end of his first 100 days in office.
The U.S. Cyber Command conducted more than two dozen operations aimed at preventing interference in last November's presidential election, the general who leads the Pentagon's cyber force said Thursday.
The suspected gunman in the Boulder supermarket shooting that killed 10 people appeared in court Thursday for the first time, and a defense attorney immediately asked for an assessment of his mental health.
As investigators continue their search for the shooter who opened fire on Rivers Avenue on March 23, authorities have identified the victm.
Law enforcement officials and former associates of a 21-year-old man accused of killing 10 people at a Colorado supermarket have described the suspect as prone to sudden rage — and disclosed that he was suspended from high school several years ago for a sudden attack on a classmate that left the student bloodied.
Dorchester County deputies spent the morning of March 24 checking for injuries and evidence after a fight ended with gunfire.
Orangeburg deputies said Karl Williams, 49, answered a knock on his front door on December 14. A gunman opened fire on him then fled, leaving the 49-year-old to bleed out.
During a Feb. 3 search of James Giannakos Jr.'s Gilbert residence, FBI agents found a Capitol Police shield and other items they say implicate his participation in a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol in January.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer vowed Tuesday morning to bring to the Senate floor legislation passed by the House that would require background checks for most gun sales and transfers. He said the Senate "must confront a devastating truth" after a lack of congressional action on the issue for almost three decades.
A jury has been seated for the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in George Floyd's death, with opening statements set for March 29 in a case that led to weeks of protests and a national soul-searching about racial justice.
Police on Tuesday identified a 21-year-old man as the suspect who opened fire inside a crowded Colorado supermarket in an attack that killed 10 people, including an officer, and sent terrorized shoppers and employees scrambling for cover.
The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider reinstating the death sentence for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, presenting President Joe Biden with an early test of his opposition to capital punishment.
Adrian Llavoyd Grant, 21, faces three counts of attempted murder and one firearm possession charge in connection with the shooting.
About one month after a young woman was killed in a suspected DUI crash near an upper King Street bar, authorities say they're conducting a traffic study aimed at identifying safety solutions for this busy Charleston thoroughfare.
On March 10, the S.C. Attorney General's Office sent a letter to the State Law Enforcement Division stating there was "insufficient evidence to merit criminal prosecution" in the death of James Britt.