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He also had an unexplained gun incident

Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner wants to be Charleston's next Police Chief. He's one of five finalists for the position, and the only black finalist from outside the area. He's got a documented history of tension between himself and the black community.

In 2015, Buckner was reprimanded after one of his guns was found in the possession of a 20-year-old. The Little Rock NAACP President described Buckner's relationship with the black community as "a little rocky."

Read the rest of the story here.

We're also following up on Sunday's deadly train crash. Here's everything we know today:

- Kelly


Deadly S.C. Amtrak crash unlikely to deter riders, experts say

The deadly collision Sunday of an Amtrak passenger train and an unmanned freight train in Cayce is unlikely to shake consumer confidence in… Read more

A decade after banning workplace smoking, Mount Pleasant eyes vaping

MOUNT PLEASANT — Electronic cigarettes could be banned from indoor workplaces throughout the town— just as smoking tobacco was more than a … Read more

Finalist for Charleston's new police chief clashed with black officers as chief in Little Rock

One of the five candidates interviewing this week to be Charleston's next police chief has a history of clashing with minority police offic… Read more

Amtrak train crew had less than 10 seconds to react in deadly S.C. train collision

CAYCE — The passenger train abruptly switched tracks. Its horn broke the quiet of the early Sunday morning. The engineer threw off the thro… Read more


Emanuel victim Sharonda Coleman-Singleton celebrated at naming of new baseball complex

Chris Singleton stood in front of the building bearing his mother's name on Monday afternoon and asked everybody in attendance to “hug some… Read more

Trick play in Super Bowl by Eagles was 'Clemson Special' first run by Tajh Boyd and DeAndre Hopkins

CLEMSON — Eric Mac Lain, the former All-ACC Clemson offensive lineman, was watching the Super Bowl on Sunday night with several former team… Read more

Gamecocks beef up offensive line heading into National Signing Day

South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp had a super recruiting weekend and he’s hoping to carry that momentum over to this week with th… Read more


Make room for red wolves

Red wolves were hunted virtually to extinction by 1980. But they are getting a second chance at life in the wild, thanks to a federal judge… Read more

Take the partisan out of nonpartisan posts

T he job of register of deeds in Charleston County is distinctly nonpartisan. The register oversees an office that records deeds, mortgages… Read more

Hundreds of dogs serve in war. They deserve to retire with the soldiers who cared for them

One hundred years ago, the guns fell silent in Europe. The Great War was over. Millions lay dead and wounded. Four of the world’s great emp… Read more

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