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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


SPAWAR wants to do business outside the defense contracting industry — and it's putting up $100M

The Navy’s Charleston-based technology hub wants to do business with companies that don’t usually work with the military — and it’s putting… Read more

SCE&G's parent company downgraded by Moody's amid uproar over failed nuclear project

The political furor swirling around South Carolina’s failed nuclear project is likely to hurt SCANA Corp.’s finances, a major credit-rating… Read more

Downtown Charleston apartment proposal up for review at site of former Vegetable Bin, Brewers Paint

Before 1850, the Cooper River lapped up against East Bay Street where the former Vegetable Bin now sits in decay in downtown Charleston. Read more


Amtrak collision in S.C. continues years-long push for installation of crash-prevention technology

Sunday's fatal Amtrak crash could galvanize a decade-long stalled push in Congress to make railroads install a life-saving system that coul… Read more

Spotlight shifts to S.C. Senate as lawmakers deal with V.C. Summer failure

COLUMBIA —  The nuclear plant debacle shifts to the South Carolina Senate this week as lawmakers continue to weigh how to counteract the $9… 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


Trump's take on diplomacy

When it comes to the rules of diplomacy, Donald Trump is like a boater purposely making waves through a no-wake zone. Read more

Russia loses sway in Balkans

Russia has largely lost its fight for influence in the Balkans: Nine of the area’s 12 countries (plus Kosovo, which is not a United Nations… Read more

Why the Founders feared foreign influence in American politics

On Monday, President Donald Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin — then promptly sided with him. The meeting marked the culminat… Read more

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