A 19-year-old man died Monday night after falling from a third-story apartment on King Street in downtown Charleston, police said. Around 11:52 p.m., someone flagged down a Charleston police officer to report that a man had fallen from the window of an apartment on King Street, between Woolfe and Reid streets. The victim died at the scene. His identity will be released by the Charleston County Coroner's Office.Detectives with the Charleston Police Department are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the on-duty central detective at 843-743-7200. … [Read more...] about Man dies after falling from window of King Street apartment in downtown Charleston
South Carolina's Joe Cunningham is one of 16 Democrats who signed a letter Monday openly opposing Rep. Nancy Pelosi to become the House speaker, a bid that could upset her chances to take back the key leadership post.In the letter, the Democrats pledged to not only oppose Pelosi's run in the internal caucus election on Nov. 28 but also in the Jan. 3 House floor vote.Cunningham, who won his bid to represent South Carolina's coastal 1st Congressional District earlier this month, ran on a campaign promise to oppose Pelosi, saying that new leadership was needed."Everyone has to do their own thing, but I’ve been very direct from the very beginning," Cunningham told The Post and Courier last week in Washington about his plans to vote against Pelosi. "I told people where I stood and why I stand there. So that's my position and I’ll continue to have it."Cunningham campaign spokesman Tyler Jones said Monday that the incoming congressman signed the letter as an extension of his … [Read more...] about SC Democrat Joe Cunningham signs letter publicly opposing Pelosi as speaker
It could be as singular as preventing black gill disease, which is killing so many shrimp that biologists and shrimpers worry it might be depleting the tasty catch.It could be as complex as quantifying how sick dolphin get after exposure to more human-made chemicals in the same water we swim in and eat from.But the breakthroughs could well depend on research science that is being lost — a dollar and a staffer at time — at Fort Johnson.At stake is the livability of a rapidly developing coast.Funding has been cut sharply over the past 10 years for research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and S.C. Department of Natural Resources labs at Fort Johnson. The James Island site is a complex of state, federal and educational research facilities that includes the Hollings Marine Laboratory.In response to the cuts, staffing and pay has stalled or dropped. As longtime researchers retire, new graduates use the facilities as an entry-level job and often … [Read more...] about Ocean and wildlife research in Charleston suffers from funding losses
COLUMBIA — Just two of the 44 South Carolina judges up for re-election by the Legislature next year face any opposition.Tripp Anderson, chief judge of the Administrative Law Court since 2009, and Kelly Pope-Black, a Family Court judge since 2013, each attracted a single challenger.The general lack of opposition to incumbent judges signifies they're doing a good job, said Senate Majority Leader Shane Massey, R-Edgefield."If you're not getting any opposition, there must be general satisfaction with the way those judges do business," he said. "If someone's not competent or doing a good job, someone will run against them." South Carolina is among just two states where legislators elect judges to interpret the laws they pass. The Judicial Merit Selection Commission last week began screening all incumbents and would-be judges. The public hearings continue next week. The commission, a panel of legislators and attorneys created by a 1996 state law, vets … [Read more...] about Only 2 of 44 SC judges face challengers. Lowcountry race is most contested.
Authorities have charged two people in connection with the fatal shooting of a man during a home invasion earlier this month in Moncks Corner.Zion Rashaun Dukes, 17, and Deanthony Karieem Simmons, 18, face charges of murder and first-degree burglary, Moncks Corner Police Chief Rick Ollic announced Monday.The victim, 33-year-old Kori Capers, succumbed to his wounds at Trident Medical Center on Saturday, eight days after he was shot multiple times. On Nov. 9, Capers was notified that someone was breaking into the townhome where he lived at 213 Gulledge St. He was shot when he went to the residence to investigate the break-in.Ollic declined to discuss further details regarding the motive, but investigators believe at least one of the suspects knew Capers. Court records showed that Simmons lives on Arthur Gillins Lane in Moncks Corner, while Dukes is a resident of South Hankinson Street in Jackson.Moncks Corner has seen three homicide this year. Ollic said said the killings are … [Read more...] about 2 face murder charges in connection with Moncks Corner home invasion shooting