Columbia Crime

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  • Man shot dead in South Carolina was about to propose...

    10 hrs ago | via Daily Mail 

    The boy with a DOUBLE hand transplant: Zion, eight, shows off new limbs after he lost both hands to infection when he was two Fifteen-year-old boy 'lured eight-year-old girl who lived next door to his apartment, killed her and dumped her body in a dumpster' Jane Birkin tells Hermes to change the name of its iconic Birkin bag after learning of the 'cruelty' endured by the crocodiles used to make her namesake accessory Tom Brady destroyed his cell phone and its 10,000 texts during Deflategate investigation, NFL reveals as it upholds his four-game ban Nasa's 'impossible' fuel-free thrusters DO work : Scientists confirm viability of super-fast engine that could get us to the moon in 4 hours and the nearest star in 100 years Listen to the horrifying moment an airline pilot with just THREE minutes of fuel left is told he can't land in North Dakota because the airport is 'closed' The ultimate ... (more)

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  • Bowie man says he was threatened over Confederate flag

    13 hrs ago | via The Baltimore Sun 

    Bowie resident Linwood Holmes intends to keep the Confederate flag flying in his front yard, despite complaints from neighbors and a letter from mayor G. Frederick Robinson asking that he take it down. Bowie resident Linwood Holmes intends to keep the Confederate flag flying in his front yard, despite complaints from neighbors and a letter from mayor G. Frederick Robinson asking that he take it down.

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  • Overnight Shooting Victim in Columbia Identified

    18 hrs ago | via WLTX-TV Columbia 

    Overnight Shooting Victim in Columbia Identified Columbia, SC -- The victim of a shooting overnight on Beaufort Street has been identified by the Richland County Coroner. Gary Watts Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1SctWXb Columbia, SC -- The victim of a shooting overnight on Beaufort Street has been identified by the Richland County Coroner.

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  • Victim in overnight shooting near River Drive identi...

    18 hrs ago | via WMBF 

    The Richland County Coroner's office has identified the man who was shot in killed early Tuesday morning near River Drive. Coroner Gary Watts identified the man as Timothy Peter Gentry, 32, of River Drive and said he died due to a gunshot wound to the upper body.

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  • 3 things to know before you go

    Monday | via WIS-TV Columbia 

    Nearly a month ago, Charlotte activist Bree Newsome climbed the pole at the State House and removed the flag. She was in a harness secured below by James Tyson.

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  • Moviegoers Talk Theater Safety Following Shooting

    Friday Jul 24 | via WLTX-TV Columbia 

    Moviegoers Talk Theater Safety Following Shooting Some moviegoers say they're reviewing safety plans following the latest shooting, but others say they're trusting God Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1RZiFcF Columbia, SC - Less than 24 hours after a shooter killed two in a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater, the parking lot of the Sandhills Cinema 16 was busy. Debbie McNaughton and her husband say the latest act of violence isn't keeping them from a movie with their grand daughter, but they have discussed it.

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  • South Carolina Woman Gets Life In Prison After Teen ...

    Friday Jul 24 | via CBS Local 

    A South Carolina woman was sentenced to life in prison Thursday, more than two years after prosecutors say she hired a teen to kill a man, and he killed the wrong man by mistake. COLUMBIA, S.C. - A South Carolina woman was sentenced to life in prison Thursday, more than two years after prosecutors say she hired a teen to kill a man, and he killed the wrong man by mistake.

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  • Charleston shooter hearing delayed at govt, defense ...

    Friday Jul 24 | via KRNV-TV Reno 

    In this handout photo provided by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office Detention Center, Dylann Storm Roof is seen in his booking photo after he was apprehended as the main suspect in the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that killed nine people on June 18, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. The 21-year-old gunman is suspected of killing nine people during a prayer meeting in the church, which is one of the nation's oldest black churches in Charleston.

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  • Dear Johns: Jack Evans' Old, New Plan to Curb Prosti...

    Friday Jul 24 | via City Paper 

    Jack Evans wants to embarrass johns out of the District, courtesy of a bill he introduced to the D.C. Council last week. , aims to create a culture of shame around soliciting sex.

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  • Gospel Concert Benefits Mother Emanuel Hope Fund

    Thursday Jul 23 | via WLTX-TV Columbia 

    Hundreds of people came out to the Medallion Center on Thursday night for the 'Hate Won't Win" benefit concert featuring gospel artist Tye Tribbett. Gospel Concert Benefits Mother Emanuel Hope Fund Hundreds of people came out to the Medallion Center on Thursday night for the 'Hate Won't Win" benefit concert featuring gospel artist Tye Tribbett.

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  • Grand jury indicts Massachusetts man in alleged terr...

    Thursday Jul 23 | via Evening Sun 

    A Boston police captain's son who authorities say plotted a terrorist attack in support of the Islamic State group has been indicted on weapons and assault charges in western Massachusetts. Federal prosecutors say a grand jury in U.S. District Court in Springfield on Thursday indicted 23-year-old Alexander Ciccolo of Adams, Massachusetts.

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  • Oakmont tops North Middlesex, clinches playoff spot

    Thursday Jul 23 | via Nashoba Publishing Online 

    Oakmont Regional hit a little bump in the road earlier in the week, but rebounded nicely on Thursday. Powered by a three-goal performance from forward Taylor Ladue, Oakmont cruised to the 5-0 victory over North Middlesex in Fast Break Summer Field Hockey at Doyle Field.

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  • Police release photos of men wanted for damaging tru...

    Thursday Jul 23 | via WIS-TV Columbia 

    Columbia police have released photos of three men accused of causing a disturbance in downtown Columbia last weekend, hoping the public can help identify them. The men are accused of throwing rocks and pieces of metal at the victim's pickup truck, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, as crowds attending KKK and Black Educators for Justice rallies were leaving the State House.

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  • Roof charged with federal hate crimes

    Thursday Jul 23 | via KIII 

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced federal hate crime charges Wednesday against the 21-year-old suspect in the Charleston church massacre, alleging that Dylann Roof sought to ignite racial tensions across the country by targeting Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church because of its local and historical significance. The 33-count indictment charges Roof with nine murders, three attempted murders and multiple firearms offenses as part of a long-planned assault in which Roof allegedly singled out victims "because of their race and in order to interfere with their exercise of their religion.'

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  • Official: Church shooting suspect to face hate crime...

    Wednesday Jul 22 | via KVBC-TV Las Vegas 

    In this handout photo provided by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office Detention Center, Dylann Storm Roof is seen in his booking photo after he was apprehended as the main suspect in the mass shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church that killed nine people on June 18, 2015 in Charleston, South Carolina. The 21-year-old gunman is suspected of killing nine people during a prayer meeting in the church, which is one of the nation's oldest black churches in Charleston.

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  • Dylann Roof to face federal hate crime charges

    Wednesday Jul 22 | via CBS News 

    Dylann Storm Roof appears by closed-circuit television at his bond hearing in Charleston, South Carolina June 19, 2015 in a still image from video. A 21-year-old white man has been charged with nine counts of murder in connection with an attack on a historic black South Carolina church, police said on Friday, and media reports said he had hoped to incite a race war in the United States.

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  • Eyewitness to New Black Panther Party, KKK rallies

    Wednesday Jul 22 | via Lexington County Chronicle 

    Controversial doesn't begin to cover it. Last Saturday, two aggressive "political' groups - the New Black Panther Party and the Ku Klux Klan - rallied on the Statehouse grounds.

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  • Man Steals Tires from North Columbia Home

    Tuesday Jul 21 | via Free Times 

    Burn Rubber : A homeowner heard some noise outside his home in North Columbia and found someone stealing four tires from his garage. When confronted, the suspect pulled out a gun, took the tires and left.

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  • S.C. man mocks KKK members with sousaphone

    Tuesday Jul 21 | via New York Daily News 

    A South Carolina musician, seeking a way to speak out against a Ku Klux Klan rally, dropped a not so subtle hint for the racist organizers to change their tune by mocking them with his sousaphone as they strolled past him. Matt Buck, a resident of Columbia S.C., told the Charleston City Paper he had a sousaphone handy and used it to give the group an impromptu piece of his musical mind.

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  • Exclusive: Extended Interview with Bree Newsome, Who...

    Thursday Jul 2 | via Democracy Now 

    In this exclusive, extended interview, we speak with Bree Newsome, who scaled the 30-foot flagpole at the South Carolina state Capitol on Saturday and brought down the Confederate flag. We also speak with James Tyson, who helped her.

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Columbia Law

1st DUI Nolie Prosequi 2nd won at the motor vehicle hearing. Case is over now Told to play guilty Can I apply again for hearing
I wanted to go to trial because I knew that I would win. Lawyer talked me into pled guilty and I was not given a copy, but I signed some papers. I am a register nursing student and I asked him many times if my case can be expunged if I lost my case, he said yes. On 5/28/ 2015, after signing the paper lawyer gave me a number to call to get information on applying for expunge. As you know their is no expunge on DUI charge, which I didn't know it at the time or I would have went to trial. My case was first at the DUI court in Rock hill, and after my case was over I learned that reason it was moved to York County, General Sessions is because I was charged with 2nd DUI, when my 1st on 2010 was Nolie Prosequi. Discovery video didn't have anything on me, it was only bits hear and their.
I am not licensed in South Carolina, so out of respect for any experienced attorney licensed in SC who also answers...
Information about getting a special provisional driver's license.
1st DUI charge was dropped. After my 2nd DUI, I received from Department of motor vehicles that I cannot drive for 12 months and cannot get a provisional license. I had filed with office of motor vehicle for hearing and won and I was driving with go anywhere driver's license. I am in process of seeing about filing for PCR. My own attorney destroyed my case. I know I will get what I am asking. Even after I win my case I am assuming I cannot apply to the office of motor vehicle hearing again? I am also assuming that both of my DUI charge will stay in my driving record for so many years even if the case was dismissed and I have to wait 12 months and go through programs before getting my license back? In mean time is their anything I could apply to the court, or to the motor hearing?
I am not licensed in South Carolina, so out of respect for any experienced attorney licensed in SC who answers your...
Boyfriend got charged with DUI, he refused to take a breathalyzer, how can you help?
My boyfriend got pulled over for a DUI saturday night. The thing is the officer gave him a warning ticket for swerving in lanes, the only reason why he swerved was because we got food and it spilled and he was trying to clean it up He only had a beer, or two. He passed all the exams, and he refused to take a breathalyzer. The cops arrested him, and suspended his license. Why did the officer givr him a warning ticket for swerving in lanes and then arrest him? Is there anyway we can get out of this? He refused to take a breathalyzer, therefor technically they dont have proof that he was drunk? (The reason why he refused to take a breathalyzer was because there was a St. Pattys celebration in SC and he had drank earlier, but he didnt know how much wouldve still been in his system)
Refusing to take the breathalyzer test was a serious mistake. If you get pulled over on suspicion of a DUI and...
I got into dui accident without insurance. What will i be charged with.
I got into a minor accident. No one was hurt. I was arrested for a dui and later when reporting the claim to my insurance company, discovered my insurance had lapsed. The policy has been reinstated but it is not retroactive for the time of the accident. What can I expect will be the legal repercussions. The court and officer did not realize my insurance had lapsed at the time of arrest. Can I be arrested again when I appear in court as an uninsured motorist? Will I be able to get a provisional license?
You could have additional charges, so best to get a local criminal lawyer on deck now. Avvo has a great "find a lawyer"...
Can u get a bench warrant lifted by paying the fine. Was put on a payment plan for a dui case, but couldnt keep up the payments.
Once i couldnt keep up the payments, they issued me a court date telling me i would have to have the payment in full over 1000. Which i missed because i knew i didnt have the money and was gonna have to do 30 days.
The only way to get a bench warrant lifted is to apply to the judge who issued it and ask that judge to lift the warrant
Is a DUAC a criminal charge in the state of South Carolina or a moving violation?
Being convicted of a DUAC and blowing a .08 is this a misdemeanor charge or a moving violation?
A first offense DUI or DUAC is a misdemeanor. Although it is a misdemeanor it carries very significant consequences,...
Can I bring proof that my fta was with drawn to the new state I live in for a drivers license?
I got my license suspended due to ticket fines in California whereI lived..they are all paid but still shows a ftafor ga. Trying to send certfied doc to cali to show its withdrawn. Can I bring the certified letter to my new state sc where I reside and get my license back since I am now a resident there?
The most important thing is to make sure each DMV cleans up your driving record. Find out what the SC DMV will need by...