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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Charleston.

Friday
Nov212014

Update: Cops Make Third Arrest in Deliveryman Robbery

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Police have made a third arrest in the robbery of a food deliveryman in downtown Charleston Wednesday night.

Charleston Police announced Friday that a 17-year-old boy is the third person to be charged with armed robbery in the incident.

Tiquan Washington, 18, and Tre’von Danzell Bennett, 19, have also been charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Police said the victim went to 11th Avenue in the Wagner Terrace neighborhood around 9:45 p.m. Wednesday to make a delivery. There, he was attacked by three men, who beat him and robbed him of his money.


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Friday
Nov212014

Man Sentenced to 30 Years for 2012 Murder

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- A man has been sentenced to over 30 years in prison for a 2012 murder in Ravenel.

Reginald Gordon was sentenced after being found guilty of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Friday.

Gordon received a 30-year sentence for the murder charge, and a five-year sentence for the gun possession charge.

The charges stem from the shooting death of Dominique Grant on Aug. 18, 2012 at Frazier's Night Club on County Line Road.


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Friday
Nov212014

All SC Counties Declared in Incipient Drought

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- The South Carolina Drought Response Committee placed all 46 counties across the state in incipient drought -- the lowest level of drought -- on Thursday.

This action came despite forecasts of rain for next week, because the committee "couldn't ignore the incipient drought designation by several indicators."

"There was a lot of discussion about whether to upgrade certain counties especially in the Upstate since there was not overwhelming support by all indicators," South Carolina State Climatologist Hope Mizzell said. "However, the committee decided to err on the side of caution and upgrade the declaration."

All monitoring stations have recorded less than eight inches of rain in the past 60 days.


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Thursday
Nov202014

Two Arrested After Deliveryman Robbed Downtown

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with the robbery of a food deliveryman in downtown Charleston Wednesday night.

The robbery happened around 9:45 p.m. on 11th Avenue in the Wagner Terrace neighborhood. Police said the man went to the area to make a delivery, and was attacked by three men, who beat him and robbed him of his money.

The victim made a report to police and a search of the area led to officers arresting Tiquan Washington, 18, and Tre’von Danzell Bennett, 19. Both suspects have been charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.


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Thursday
Nov202014

US Supreme Court Denies Stay Halting Same-Sex Marriages in South Carolina

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- The U.S. Supreme Court denied an application for a stay to block same-sex marriages filed by the state of South Carolina.

The decision was made 7-2, though Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas said they would have heard the arguments for a stay.

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson had stated last month that "until the courts rule on the matter, South Carolina will seek to uphold our state constitution."

Same-sex marriages, then, are expected to begin legally in South Carolina.


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