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Trouble’s in trouble

Police went looking for Trouble, and they found it. Him. According to a U.S. Attorney’s Office press release, Orangeburg police arrested 27-year-old Aaryon “Trouble” Dowdy, a reputed gang member, in January 2014 with a loaded .357 in his possession. Dowdy ...

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Get off my lawn! (access required)

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin probably was stoked when his city won a $195,000 grant to turn the South Carolina Statehouse grounds into a family fun park. Benjamin aims to temporarily outfit the 18-acre Statehouse campus with ping pong tables, putting ...

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Poolside paparazzi (access required)

A Rock Hill man was an accused sex offender for about a weekend before York County prosecutors actually applied the law to his charges, analyzed and dismissed them. According to The Herald of Rock Hill, 47-year-old Sean Kilkenny was arrested ...

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Show guns

According to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the agency issued more than 41,000 new concealed weapon permits last year. But it’s not the guns you can’t see that worry some in law enforcement, it’s the ones that you can. ...

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Nobody’s a boy scout (access required)

Another sign of the apocalypse: When Frank Underwood, the cold and ruthlessly manipulative protagonist in Netflix’s dark political drama “House of Cards,” is being held out as a model politician. Sure, it might be disconcerting. But it’s also amusing, especially ...

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Hold your fire (access required)

Last year, a South Carolina lawmaker told Lawyers Weekly that he wanted to make it illegal for police officers to open fire into vehicles, except in extreme circumstances. This comes after several national and local occurrences of officers using self-defense ...

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