COLUMBIA — The chief prosecutor for South Carolina's capital city was indicted Tuesday on more than two dozen charges related to the misspending of public funds on trips to foreign countries including the Netherlands and the Galapagos Islands.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Hundreds of people waited in long lines for water and other essentials Tuesday in Wilmington, still mostly cut off by high water days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with more than 10,000 evacuees around the state not t…
CHARLESTON — A man who pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to kidnapping a 4-year-old girl from her South Carolina home and sexually assaulting her before she was rescued in Alabama also told investigators he killed his girlfriend days earlier, prosecutors said.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. "The risk to life is rising with the angry waters," Gov. Roy Cooper declared as …
Duke Energy said Saturday night that heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal-ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast.
NEW YORK — The number of Americans with flood insurance is on the rise, yet Hurricane Florence is likely to make it painfully clear that too many homeowners in the Carolinas and other vulnerable regions remain unprotected.
NEW BERN, N.C. — The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue hundreds of people trapped by Florence's shoreline onslaught, even as North Carolina braced for what could be the next stage of the disaster: widesp…
NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — People aren't the only ones being pulled from floodwaters in parts of eastern North Carolina inundated by Florence .
Tom Russell, founder of Children's Cancer Partners of the Carolinas, was named the 2017-2018 South Carolina Optimist District “Optimist of the Year.” Russell received the award in a small surprise ceremony at his home.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Hurricane Florence is being blamed for taking several lives in North Carolina, including that of a woman and infant child who were killed when a massive tree crashed through their modest brick home early Friday. A man electrocuted while plugging in a generator during a hea…
Cedarville University student Logan Stringfield, a senior from Aiken, will graduate in May 2019 with an allied health degree, three years experience as class president and a life changed by God's grace.
HAMPTON, Ga. — Pieces of hurricane evacuee Melody Rawson's South Carolina life are now spread out on a grassy field, a slab of concrete and a picnic table at a campground outside Atlanta Motor Speedway.
ST. HELENA ISLAND — As a potentially catastrophic Hurricane Florence steamed toward the Carolinas, Josh Dais watched the weather reports on the TV in his barber shop and listened for updates from emergency officials.
As Hurricane Florence looms closer with potentially deadly storm surge flooding, torrential rains and 140 mile per hour winds, preparations are being made in the Carolinas and Virginia, which have all declared states of emergency.
With Hurricane Florence surging closer to the coast of South Carolina, assisted living and rehabilitation centers in Aiken are opening their doors to evacuees with medical needs.
ATLANTA — Just months ago, disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to the real-word scenario now unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the East Coast.
A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence churned across the Atlantic on Sunday toward a possible direct hit on the U.S. Southeast late this week, triggering warnings to people up and down the coast to get their emergency kits ready, map out escape routes and fill sandbags.
BISMARCK, N.D. — A Rhode Island woman accused of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica through her airline job goes on trial in federal court in North Dakota this week. She is the last of 27 defendants in the case that began seven years ago this month. Here's a look at th…
COLUMBIA — Students in several dozen South Carolina schools soon will have the protection of a full-time school resource officer thanks to a $2 million addition in the state's budget.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Hikers have embarked on a 500-mile expedition that will traverse New Mexico. The mission: Chart out the best route and identify what challenges might lay ahead as the state moves closer to establishing the Rio Grande Trail.
MIAMI — The U.S. East Coast could be hit with a powerful hurricane next week as Tropical Storm Florence continues to strengthen as it moves toward the mainland, forecasters said Saturday.
CINCINNATI — The shooter who killed three people in a Cincinnati office high-rise once acted disoriented after being fired four years ago in South Carolina, and he filed a recent lawsuit that a judge in June said "borders on delusional."
FLORENCE — Authorities say the father of a 7-month-old baby has been arrested after his son died because he was left inside a hot vehicle in South Carolina.
There's currently more than $550 million of unclaimed property throughout the state, and on Thursday, S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis returned a chunk of that money to both the City of Aiken and the Aiken County Public School District.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years – evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump administration's ongoing conflicts with its trading partners.
A lengthy list of state, county, Aiken and North Augusta officials were in Washington, D.C., this week for a South Carolina-specific White House conference.
LAS VEGAS — A federal government plan to ship weapons-grade plutonium from South Carolina to a U.S. nuclear materials handling facility about 100 miles from Las Vegas drew protests and official outrage Thursday from Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and a bipartisan group of the state's congression…
COLUMBIA — The prosecutor leading an investigation into corruption at the South Carolina Statehouse wants the grand jury's report on the probe made public, an indication the two-year investigation is almost finished.
MYRTLE BEACH — You may want to think twice if you're about to shout a four-letter word at someone while walking down Myrtle Beach's Ocean Boulevard.
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Tropical Storm Gordon lashed South Florida with heavy rains and high winds on Monday and is expected to strengthen into a hurricane when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast.
There were 396 deaths caused by impaired drivers in South Carolina, the highest in the nation, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, SafeWise reported.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico's governor raised the U.S. territory's official death toll from Hurricane Maria from 64 to 2,975 on Tuesday after an independent study found that the number of people who succumbed in the desperate, sweltering aftermath had been severely undercounted.
DALLAS — A white ex-police officer was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally shooting an unarmed, black 15-year-old boy while firing into a car packed with teenagers in suburban Dallas, marking a rare guilty verdict in a police shooting case.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD." He offered no evidence of bias, but a top adviser said the White House is "taking a look" at whether Google sh…
GREENVILLE — Authorities say a man wearing a wig, makeup and women's clothing tried to take a picture of a woman from under the stall divider of a South Carolina convenience store bathroom.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — John McCain's close friend Lindsey Graham mixed laughter and tears on the Senate floor Tuesday as he remembered "Operation Maverick," which he described as lessons in choosing "what's right at your own expense."
BALTIMORE — The young man who opened fire at a Florida video game tournament had shown abundant signs he was struggling with a mental disorder: He was prescribed an anti-psychotic drug as an adolescent and had been hospitalized at least twice for mental illness.
COLUMBIA — Two South Carolina funeral home workers have been indicted after authorities say they left a body to rot in an unrefrigerated room surrounded by air-fresheners for nearly three years because the woman's family owed them money.
COLUMBIA — A police dog handler has been suspended without pay for five days but won't face criminal charges after his dog was left in a police vehicle for more than six hours and died from the South Carolina heat, Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said.
AUGUSTA, Ga. — A former government contractor who pleaded guilty to mailing a classified U.S. report to a news organization was sentenced to more than five years Thursday as part of a deal with prosecutors, who called it the longest sentence ever imposed for a federal crime involving leaks t…
South Carolina's attorney general and his legal team have accused the U.S. Department of Energy of hasty decision making, lackadaisical analysis and blind faith in reference to the department's latest attempt to shutter the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND — A woman who often walked her dog near a golf course lagoon across the street from her vacation home was killed Monday by an alligator that dragged her into the greenish water at a private resort on the South Carolina coast.
SPARTANBURG — A South Carolina serial killer already serving life in prison for seven slayings told authorities he has two additional victims buried near an interstate, a sheriff said Tuesday.
- Prince Edward visits Aiken, plays court tennis
- Florence brings some wind, rain to Aiken
- Florence gives Aiken County a wet weekend
- Prince Edward's visit to Aiken on Monday has been canceled
- Aiken woman charged with DUI in fatal collision on Augusta Road
- Highway Patrol is asking for help with information in Aiken County hit and run
- Aiken County car crash sends two to Augusta hospital with 'serious' injuries
- Authorities seek help finding wanted Aiken man
- Crime blotter for Sept. 16
- Report: Aiken's older population will continue to grow
- Battle in the Alley
- ADPS' Lt. Karl Odenthal Retires
- The Holistic and Wellness Fair
- Aiken County Animal Shelter pets for adoption for Sept. 14
- Most Wanted by Aiken County Sheriff's Office: Sept. 11
- Wildlife Appreciation 101, for Seniors
- Tenth Annual Prism Concert
- Aiken County Animal Shelter pets for adoption for Sept. 7
- Most Wanted by Aiken County Sheriff's Office: Sept. 18
- Aiken's Makin' opens as crowds flock to downtown