The South Carolina Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay halting the state from carrying out its first-ever firing squad execution.
Three people who had firearms have been detained in connection with the Saturday afternoon shooting at Columbiana Centre, Columbia Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook said. He said at least one of those three people fired a weapon.
A South Carolina prisoner scheduled for execution later this month has chosen to die by firing squad rather than in the electric chair.
A judge has ruled that a lawsuit brought by four death row inmates challenging South Carolina’s execution methods can move forward.
Vice President Kamala Harris visited South Carolina on Monday to kick off a nationwide push to vaccinate millions more Americans against the coronavirus as July 4 holiday celebrations loom.
York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson told a news conference that investigators had not yet determined a motive in the mass shooting Wednesday.
A new coronavirus variant identified in South Africa has been found in the United States for the first time, with two cases diagnosed in South Carolina, state health officials said Thursday.
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