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A bill targeting animal crushing videos that has passed both chambers of Congress and is expected to be signed into law by President Donald Trump is earning praise form South Carolina authorities and animal welfare advocates.

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Robert Anderson Strickland Jr., 40, was booked into the Colleton County jail Saturday on a charge of second-degree domestic violence, and has since been released. His bail was set at $5,000.

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A South Carolina business manager who admitted to enslaving a man with intellectual disabilities at a Conway restaurant was sentenced Monday to serve 10 years in prison and repay his victim for years of verbal and physical abuse.

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A man was injured and his dog killed on Saturday by a masked gunman at the Cheap Way gas station, 3615 Dorchester Road. Two days later, the investigation remains ongoing and no suspects have been identified, although police believe one shooter was involved. 

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South Carolina saw a slight decrease in crime overall in 2018, but the annual number of murders was the highest it’s been since 1993.

COLUMBIA — A South Carolina sheriff found guilty of misconduct for using his power and office to push a personal assistant to have sex with him was sentenced Friday to the maximum of a year in prison.

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With more homes installing home security cameras like Ring, law enforcement agencies around South Carolina are asking civilians for footage of crimes in progress or possible suspects. The cameras have helped solve crimes but lawmakers and privacy advocates fear they're also tools ripe for abuse.

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More than four years after the May 7, 2015 shooting, Bryant Heyward received a payout from the S.C. Insurance Reserve Fund, said Justin Bamberg, his attorney. A federal lawsuit against the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, multiple deputies and others was dismissed on May 28 this year, court records show. 

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A three-judge panel that determined Emanuel shooting survivors should be able to sue the federal government for lapses that allowed Dylann Roof to buy the gun he used to slaughter nine worshippers ignored precedent and could cripple future public safety projects, federal attorneys argued in a petition filed Tuesday. 

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Eugene Stanley Rollerson, 29, entered the plea on one count each of voluntary manslaughter, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and obstruction of justice, according to an announcement by the 9th Circuit Solicitor's Office on Wednesday. 

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Marvin Leroy Capers-Smith of Bonneau was recently captured in New Jersey. He is charged with starting a January 2018 fire that caused $1 million in damage and destroyed a department store, an event decor business and a gift shop in Holly Hill.