HILTON HEAD SHOOTING
Trial of 3 in death of 8-year-old child delayed
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - A judge has postponed the trial of three men charged with murder in the slaying of an 8-year-old Hilton Head Island boy after new evidence has come to light.
Circuit Judge Thomas Cooper has also ruled that 37-year-old Aaron Young Sr., his 20-year-old son Aaron Young Jr. and 38-year-old Tyrone Robinson will be tried separately.
The judge made the rulings in Beaufort on Wednesday as opening arguments were to get underway.
The new evidence consists of video and audio recordings from a Beaufort County Sheriff's cruiser. Authorities would not discuss the new evidence or why it just surfaced.
Khalil Singleton was playing outside a home when he died in the crossfire from a gunfight in September of 2012.
Family sues Orangeburg jail over SC man's death
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - The family of a man who died in the Orangeburg jail is suing, contending he did not get adequate medical care.
The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported that the lawsuit claims jail medical staff knew 50-year-old Tony Glenn Tyler had medical problems, but did not give him the care he needed. Tyler was facing a burglary charge.
The suit says Glenn died of an irregular heartbeat, enlarged heart and congestive valve failure in August of 2012. The suit was filed Wednesday in Orangeburg.
It is the second lawsuit this year involving an inmate's death at the jail.
Tyler's sister Lymisha Ryant sued the county, the jail and several people as the administrator of her brother's estate.
Orangeburg County Administrator Harold Young would not talk about the lawsuit.
SC deli renames sandwich "Cease and Desist"
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - After a legal dispute with a competing business, a Beaufort deli has changed the name of one of its signature sandwiches to "The Cease-and-Desist."
The Beaufort Gazette reports that Joe Fox had been serving a sandwich called "The Groucho" at his Carolina Dog and Deli for years.
But he recently got a call from Bruce Miller, president of the Columbia-based Groucho's deli chain, asking him to change the name. Fox renamed it "The Grouchy," then received a letter from an attorney representing Groucho's. So Fox settled on "The Cease and Desist."
Miller says he has no personal animosity toward Fox and his business. But he says Groucho's Deli, which has 28 locations across the Southeast, has worked for years to build a trademarked brand identity and protect it.
USC health lecture on nation's tobacco policy
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - An international authority on the influence of public policy on individual's tobacco use is scheduled to speak at the University of South Carolina.
The Arnold School of Public Health hosts Dr. Mike Cummings on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Russell House Theater.
Cummings is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. His research focuses on the influence of tobacco product marketing, product design and consumer risk perception as well as the influence of public policy on tobacco use.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Russell House Theater is located on Greene Street, and parking is available in the Bull Street Garage.
GAMBLING TRIAL DELAYED
Judge agrees to delay gambling trial in Anderson
ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - A federal judge has agreed to delay the case of two Anderson County men charged with illegal gambling and money laundering.
The Anderson Independent-Mail reported that U.S. District Judge Mary Lewis has agreed to a 45-day delay at the request of Assistant U.S. Attorney William Watkins.
Watkins says the Justice Department is still analyzing a proposed settlement of the criminal charges against Bobby Mosley Sr. of Townville and his son-in-law, J. Michael Caldwell of Williamston.
Terms of the settlement have not been released.
The men were arrested in October on a federal indictment that accuses them of overseeing a gaming operation that has accounted for $386 million in illegal gambling and money-laundering proceeds since 2005.
Federal agents also seized more than $80 million in assets linked to the men.
Couple arrested in Union in series of robberies
UNION, S.C. (AP) - A Union couple released from jail earlier this year has been arrested and charged with robbery.
Twenty-six-year-old Matthew Williams and 23-year-old Porsha Sharday Gage were arrested Tuesday night at a Spartanburg hotel.
They've been charged with two counts of strong arm robbery, simple possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine.
It was not clear if the two have lawyers.
Union County Sheriff David Taylor said Williams and Gage were arrested in July 2011 and charged with strong arm robbery, attempted robbery and criminal conspiracy. They were sentenced to four years in prison and four years of probation. Gage was released on probation in January, and Williams was released in March.
Authorities in Greenville, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, Spartanburg and Union counties are investigating.
NRC holding meeting to discuss Catawba Nuclear
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) - Federal regulators are scheduled to discuss an assessment of a nuclear power plant in South Carolina.
On Thursday, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding an open house at Rock Hill City Hall on its evaluation of the Catawba Nuclear Station in York County.
Agency staffers are planning to answer questions about safety at the Duke Energy facility and give updates on NRC oversight and inspections. Overall, the agency says Catawba's two units operated safely in 2013.
Last year, the NRC said water with traces of a radioactive hydrogen isotope had again leaked at Catawba but hadn't endangered nearby drinking water.
POLICE TOWN HALL
Police hold town hall meeting in Charleston suburb
JAMES ISLAND, S.C. (AP) - Charleston police have scheduled a town hall meeting and issued some challenges to city residents who live on Johns and James islands.
The meeting is slated for Thursday evening on James Island, and the idea is to challenge residents to create a better community.
Police are challenging residents to do little things such as pick up litter and pick up after their pets.
But there are also bigger challenges they want people to take up such as reporting suspicious activity, taking time to meet neighbors and taking time to volunteer and get involved in neighborhood activities.
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