Police: South Carolina mom abandoned 2nd baby 30 years ago

U.S. 05/17/19, 10:21

A South Carolina mother already facing a murder charge for abandoning her baby daughter in 1990 is now charged with dumping the body of her infant son nearly a year earlier. DNA tests determined the two babies had the same mother and father, leading to Thursday's arrest of Brook Graham, Greenville ...

DNA tests, dogged detectives credited with solving 1988 case

U.S. 05/06/19, 20:46

Police solved the 1988 stabbing death of an 80-year-old South Carolina woman not just with a cutting-edge DNA test but also with nearly two years of interviews and other old-fashioned police work, authorities said.The DNA test in 2017 only proved the suspect had been in Alice Haynsworth Ryan's car, which ...

Chief: Family DNA leads police to mother who abandoned baby

U.S. 04/04/19, 10:28

Authorities in South Carolina say DNA submitted to family genealogy sites led them to find and arrest the mother of a baby who was born alive then died abandoned inside a box in a vacant field 29 years ago.Greenville police Chief Ken Miller says the DNA led them to the ...

Mississippi man pleads guilty in ‘Vote Trump’ church arson

U.S. 03/28/19, 21:49

A member of a black church in Mississippi has pleaded guilty to burning the church, which was also spray painted with the slogan "Vote Trump," a week before the 2016 presidential election. Andrew McClinton, 47, pleaded guilty to arson Thursday, the Delta Democrat-Times reported. His sentencing is set for late April. Investigators ...

Pence to help Lindsey Graham kick off S. Carolina re-election

Politics 03/18/19, 03:09

Vice President Mike Pence is making a trip to South Carolina to help kickoff U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's bid for a fourth term. Graham's campaign said Pence will be with Graham at events in Myrtle Beach and Greenville on March 30. In a release, Graham praised Pence as "a strong ally and ...

Lady Vols edge LSU 69-66 in SEC to keep NCAA hopes alive

Basketball 03/07/19, 16:18

Evina Westbrook and Rennia Davis combined for 39 points, 27 in the second half, and Tennessee edged LSU 69-66 in a critical second-round game of the Southeastern Conference tournament on Thursday.Both teams are considered on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament. A win was crucial, especially for Tennessee (19-11), which ...

Mississippi State, Gamecocks SEC women’s tourney top seeds

Hockey 03/05/19, 11:56

Mississippi State coach Vic Schaefer is looking for another first at the Southeastern Conference women's tournament.His fifth-ranked Bulldogs won at South Carolina for the first time in Schaefer's seven seasons as coach this past Sunday to win a second consecutive SEC regular-season crown. He's hoping Mississippi State can add the ...

$1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot claimed in South Carolina

Entertainment 03/04/19, 17:20

The mystery is over. Partly. Lottery officials on Monday announced that a South Carolina resident had stepped forward to claim the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot from last October — the largest jackpot payout to a single winner in U.S. history — but elected to remain anonymous. A lottery commission statement said ...

Exclusive: Foster agency sued for turning down Catholic

U.S. 02/15/19, 12:06

A Catholic mother accuses a federally funded South Carolina foster agency of not working with her because she's "not the right kind of Christian," her lawyers say.In a federal lawsuit filed Friday, Aimee Maddonna challenges a waiver granted earlier this year to Miracle Hill Ministries, a Greenville foster care agency ...

Rep. Walter Jones remembered at funeral for deep convictions

U.S. 02/14/19, 17:32

Friends and colleagues of the late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. remembered him Thursday as a man of integrity and deep Christian conviction who fought for constituents and what he believed was right.Hundreds of people, including Gov. Roy Cooper and current and former members of Congress, attended the funeral Mass ...

Congressman Walter Jones Jr. of North Carolina dies at 76

U.S. 02/10/19, 20:55

Republican U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones Jr. of North Carolina, a once-fervent supporter of the 2003 invasion of Iraq who later became an equally outspoken critic of the war, died Sunday on his 76th birthday. The congressman's office confirmed his death in a statement, saying Jones died in Greenville, North Carolina. ...

Warren returning to South Carolina following campaign launch

Politics 02/10/19, 12:01

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is returning to South Carolina this week as part of a tour of early voting states following the official launch of her 2020 presidential campaign. Warren's campaign says the Massachusetts Democrat will make her first trip to Greenville on Saturday for an organizing event. She did something similar ...

American Renal Associates® Opens Newest Dallas Area Clinic

U.S. 02/04/19, 16:00

GREENVILLE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 4, 2019--American Renal Associates, LLC (“ARA”), a national provider of outpatient dialysis services, announced today the opening of its newest clinic, Hunt County Dialysis Center, located at 3301 Ridgecrest Rd., Suite 1, Greenville, Texas. This clinic can be contacted at (903) 455-0579.This press release features multimedia. View ...

US Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina enters hospice care

Health 01/26/19, 18:09

A Republican congressman who has represented North Carolina for over two decades has entered hospice care.A news release issued Saturday on the official government page for U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. says that his health has declined since he recently broke his hip and that he's in hospice care.He had ...

Surprise: Perfect Furman hoping to end NCAA tourney drought

Sports 12/17/18, 13:25

Furman forward Clay Mounce has a simple question in the team video before the Paladins take the court each home game: "Haven't you heard of us?"Not many college basketball fans have.Though it's a question fewer people are ask ing about Furman, which is in the Top 25 for the first ...

Mounce’s 26 lead No. 23 Furman to 93-50 win over UNCW

Basketball 12/15/18, 18:52

Furman coach Bob Richey says sophomore forward Clay Mounce does not understand how good he can be. Anyone watching Mounce's play against UNC Wilmington is starting to figure that out.Mounce tied his career best with 26 points and added 10 rebounds as No. 23 Furman ran past the Seahawks, moving ...

No. 23 Furman tops Charleston Southern 77-69, stays unbeaten

Basketball 12/11/18, 21:21

Noah Gurley scored 17 points, Alex Hunter and Andrew Brown had 16 points apiece and No. 23 Furman pulled away late to beat Charleston Southern 77-69 on Tuesday night in its first-ever home game as a Top 25 team.The Paladins (11-0) have been one of college basketball's biggest surprises with ...

In South Carolina, a political newcomer campaigns with ease

Business 10/26/18, 18:32

Pamela Evette's venture to be South Carolina's next lieutenant governor is her first run for office, but those who've watched her campaign as part of the state's first joint GOP gubernatorial ticket say you'd never know it.The Greenville businesswoman's name was largely unknown to the state's voters when Gov. Henry ...

FBI, DPS to run statewide anti-terrorism training exercise

U.S. 10/25/18, 22:58

The Texas Department and Public Safety and the FBI plan to run a three-day statewide anti-terrorism training exercise next week. A DPS statement issued Thursday says the agencies will join with local and other state and federal agencies to run the drill from noon Sunday through 5 p.m. Tuesday in Greenville, ...

Without Milton, No. 10 UCF beats ECU 37-10 for 20th straight

Football 10/20/18, 22:42

Darriel Mack Jr. stepped in for Heisman Trophy hopeful McKenzie Milton and rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown, and No. 10 UCF forced five turnovers in beating East Carolina 37-10 for its 20th straight victory.Nate Evans returned a fumble 94 yards for a momentum-changing touchdown with 10:07 left, Greg ...

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