Stephen Hobbs

Bio

Stephen Hobbs is a member of the Watchdog and Public Service team. He can be reached at (843) 937-5428.

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Sixteen months after the Parkland shooting — and four years after another massacre by a solitary gunman killed nine at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church — law enforcement officials are still grappling with how to identify and stop lone attackers before they carry out mass violence.

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In March 1969, African American hospital workers had enough. Underpaid and overworked, hundreds, mostly women, took their grievances to the streets of Charleston. Included are the words of strikers, community leaders and others on the more than 100 days of activism in Charleston that followed.

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A busted safe and a black pry bar beside it were just a few of the scattered items that remained from the heist. Gone were roughly 70 guns, stolen from a property on the upper edge of South Carolina.

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Three weeks after Tyler Wallingford's death at the Beaufort air station, military officials have released few details publicly about what led to the shooting last month. Another marine, Spencer Daily, was quickly taken into custody. 

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