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  1. Vietnamese immigrants sue US officials over detentionsRead the original story

    Feb 28, 2018 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    Vietnamese immigrants have filed a lawsuit alleging U.S. authorities are rounding them up and holding them in detention facilities for deportation - even though the Vietnamese government has not agreed to take them back. Vietnam has only agreed to repatriate deportees who arrived in the United States after the two countries renewed diplomatic relations in 1995, the detainees' lawyers said Wednesday.

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  2. Attorney called crash that killed off-duty police officer 'horrible accident,' but not DUIRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2018 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    A judge set bond at $125,000 for a woman charged in a crash that killed an off-duty North Charleston police officer in Summerville Thursday night. North Charleston Police Officer Ryan MacCluen, 31, of Summerville, was pronounced dead at 10:27 p.m. Thursday, according to Dorchester County Coroner Paul J. Brouthers.

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  3. Found Safe: Authorities locate Johns Island child in AlabamaRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2018 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    An emotional Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg confirmed Wednesday night that the toddler missing from Johns Island was found safe in Alabama. "We give God the glory and our thanks that all our prayers have been answered, and in fact, Heidi Todd is safe in the hands of the FBI," Tecklenburg said, his voice breaking.

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  4. Authorities to hold 8 p.m. news conference on missing Johns Island toddlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    Charleston Police will hold an 8 p.m. news briefing Wednesday in the ongoing search for a missing Johns Island toddler. Earlier Wednesday afternoon, police released a sketch of a man considered a person of interest in the disappearance of 4-year-old Heidi Renae Todd and a home invasion that injured her mother.

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  5. Authorities searching for person of interest in disappearance of Johns Island toddlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    Charleston police announced on Wednesday that they are looking for a person of interest in connection to the disappearance of a Johns Island toddler. Authorities released a sketch of a man in connection to missing 4-year-old Heidi Renae Todd who was taken from her home in the 2900 block of Sweetleaf Lane in the Whitney Lake subdivision on Tuesday.

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  6. Police trying to 'unravel motive' in home invasion, disappearance of Johns Island toddlerRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2018 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    Investigators are trying to piece together a home invasion that ended with the disappearance of a four-year-old girl reported missing Tuesday night on Johns Island. Heidi Renae Todd was reported missing at 5:50 p.m. on Tuesday, according to Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis.

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  7. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 26, 2017 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    Dozens of Charleston area residents are perturbed with the South Carolina Education Lottery after one of its games appears to have had a glitch in the system. Several players claim to have won big in the Holiday Cash game, where the player has to get three Christmas trees in any vertical, horizontal or diagonal line in order to win a prize.

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  8. Video key in ex-officer's stiff sentence for killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 8, 2017 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina officer, Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mi... . CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO FEIDIN INSTEAD OF FEIDEN - Feidin Santana, who made the cell video showing former North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager's fatal encounter with Walter Scott, t... .

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  9. White ex-cop gets 20 years in prison for fatal shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2017 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina officer, Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mi... CHARLESTON, S.C. - A white former South Carolina officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison on Thursday for fatally shooting an unarmed black motorist in the back in 2015, wrapping up a case that became a rallying cry for the Black Lives Matter movement. Attorneys for ex-North Charleston Officer Michael Slager said he shot 50-year-old Walter Scott in self-defense after the two fought and Scott grabbed Slager's stun gun.

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  10. Judge weighs 2 decades in prison for ex-cop's fatal shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2017 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former South Carolina officer, Michael Slager, right, walks from the Charleston County Courthouse under the protection of the Charleston County Sheriff's Department after a mi... CHARLESTON, S.C. - A white former South Carolina police officer committed second-degree murder when he shot an unarmed black motorist to death and should expect to spend about two decades in prison, a judge said Thursday as he prepared to sentence the ex-officer for a federal civil rights violation. U.S. District Judge David Norton had to decide whether Michael Slager's shooting of Walter Scott in April 2015 was manslaughter or murder before he sentences the ex-officer.

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  11. Georgia town to honor graves of more than 1,100 blacksRead the original story

    Oct 22, 2017 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    Discriminated against in life, they were forgotten by their community in death, buried in unmarked graves in the back of the Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville, Georgia. The final resting places of the 1,146 black souls who once lived and worked there were anonymous.

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  12. Tennessee church suspect may have sought Charleston revengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2017 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    A note found in the car of a man charged with spraying deadly gunfire at a Tennessee church made reference to revenge for a white supremacist's massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, two years earlier, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. The note could offer a glimpse into Emanuel Kidega Samson's mindset at the time of Sunday's shooting and a possible motive for the rampage, which left a woman dead and six other people wounded.

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  13. APNewsBreak: Church suspect had note referencing Roof caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2017 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    A note found in the car of a man charged with spraying deadly gunfire at a Tennessee church made reference to revenge for a white supremacist's massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, two years earlier, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press. The note could offer a glimpse into Emanuel Kidega Samson's mindset at the time of Sunday's shooting and a possible motive for the rampage, which killed a woman and wounded six other people.

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  14. Preaching security after deadly Tennessee church shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 27, 2017 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    24, 2017, file photo, police investigate the scene outside the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ after a deadly shooting at the church, in Antioch, Tenn. The shooting at a Tennessee churc... .

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  15. Philadelphia to honor black activist with City Hall statueRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2017 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    23, 2017, photo, workers install the statue of Octavius Valentine Catto at City Hall in Philadelphia. A century before the fight to end Jim Crow segregation laws, Catto was le... .

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  16. Officials grappling with Confederate names on public schoolsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2017 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    With a new school year dawning, ... . FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2017 file photo, a pedestal wrapped in plastic that had held a statue of Confederate Gen.

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  17. Suspected gunman had history of violence, mental illnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    Members of the SWAT team gather on Vanderhorst Street as they respond to a shooting and hostage situation at Virginia's on King Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Charleston, S.C. Charleston Mayor John Teckle... . A Charleston, S.C. Police officer blocks access to King Street near the restaurant Virginia's on King in Charleston, S.C.,Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017.

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  18. Victim, suspect identified in downtown Charleston restaurant shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    Thomas Demetrius Burns, 53, of Charleston, is the man police say opened fire at Virginia's on King Thursday afternoon, according to Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis. Burns was shot by Charleston Police after a hostage standoff, according to Interim Police Chief Jerome Taylor.

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  19. Witness: Charleston gunman declared 'There's a new boss'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    Members of the SWAT team gather on Vanderhorst Street as they respond to a shooting and hostage situation at Virginia's on King Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Charleston, S.C. Charleston Mayor John Teckle... . A Charleston, S.C. Police officer blocks access to King Street near the restaurant Virginia's on King in Charleston, S.C.,Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017.

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  20. Hostage situation ends in Charleston after gunman shotRead the original story

    Aug 24, 2017 | WAVE-TV Louisville

    A fired dishwasher shot and killed a chef and held a "small number" of people hostage for about three hours before he was shot by police at a crowded restaurant in a tourist-heavy area of downtown Charleston, South Carolina, on Thursday, authorities and one of the restaurant's owners said. The hostages were freed with no injuries, Mayor John Tecklenburg said.

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