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July 28, 2017 - 12:58 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted killer being sued by the mother of a teenage girl he stabbed to death at their Connecticut high school plans to have a psychiatrist testify he was mentally ill and couldn't control himself, if the civil case goes to trial. Christopher Plaskon's lawyer filed a...
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July 28, 2017 - 12:39 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man and woman have been found shot to death in central South Carolina. Richland County sheriff's deputies told local media outlets that officers were called around 10 p.m. Thursday. Deputies found the victims and say a third person was hurt in a wreck following the shooting...
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July 28, 2017 - 12:24 pm
YORK, S.C. (AP) — Seven people have pleaded guilty to food stamp fraud in South Carolina. The Herald of Rock Hill reported the women pleaded guilty Thursday in York to more than $20,000 in food stamp fraud at a store. The women were ordered to repay the money by the end of the year to avoid two...
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July 28, 2017 - 12:15 pm
BAXLEY, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says it is reviewing the death of an inmate at a county jail. A statement issued by the agency says Kelsey Jerome Rayner was found dead in his cell at the Appling County Jail on Wednesday night. Authorities say Appling County Sheriff Mark...
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July 28, 2017 - 11:43 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's highest court is delaying implementation of a ruling involving domestic violence protections for same-sex couples amid criticism from both sides that the decision actually leaves all unmarried couples less protected. The state Supreme Court on Friday issued a...
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July 28, 2017 - 10:00 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant is officially entering the 2018 governor's race. Bryant's announcement Friday in his hometown of Anderson makes him the fourth candidate competing for the Republican nomination next June. No one has announced a bid as a Democrat. Bryant...
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July 28, 2017 - 9:50 am
SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia high school band director is accused of sexually assaulting some of his students. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on Thursday that 42-year-old Villie Jones was charged with four counts of sexual assault when he was arrested in May. According to an...
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Ice is displayed at the Variety Store on Thursday, July 27, 2017, on Ocracoke Island on North Carolina's Outer Banks. An estimated 10,000 tourists were ordered Thursday to evacuate the island after a construction company caused a power outage, leaving people stranded without air conditioning or places to eat. (C. Leinbach/Ocracoke Observer via AP)
July 28, 2017 - 8:14 am
BUXTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on power loss on two North Carolina islands (all times local): 8:15 a.m. A state of emergency has been issued for two islands on North Carolina's Outer Banks after a construction company cut an electrical line. Gov. Roy Cooper signed the declaration for Hatteras and...
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In this Sunday, May 28, 2017 photo, former members of the Rhema Community Evangelical Ministry, from left, Marcelo Galvao Machado, Tania Machado, Naara Abe, Flavio Correa de Souza, Carlos, Rosangela Ferreira Souza, and Maria Reis, stand in a park in Franco da Rocha, Brazil, in the greater Sao Paulo area. Over the course of two decades, the U.S.-based Word of Faith Fellowship mother church took command of theirs and another congregation in Brazil, applying a strict interpretation of the Bible and enforcing it through rigorous controls and physical punishment, The Associated Press has found. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
July 28, 2017 - 12:02 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — One of Word of Faith Fellowship's two churches in Brazil has rejected claims made by former members that they were subjected to physical and verbal abuse at the hands of ministers and that young congregants were sent to the mother church in North Carolina and forced to work...
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July 27, 2017 - 2:00 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — One of Word of Faith Fellowship's two churches in Brazil has rejected claims made by former members that they were subjected to physical and verbal abuse at the hands of ministers and that young congregants were sent to the mother church in North Carolina and forced to work...
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