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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Charleston.

Friday
Dec192014

Marcia Adams to Head SC Department of Administration

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- Marcia Adams has been named the first director of the newly-formed South Carolina Department of Administration, Gov. Nikki Haley announced Thursday.

"I believe this new structure will enhance the state’s ability to provide innovative support to agencies which, in turn, will be better able to deliver more responsive and cost effective services to the citizens of South Carolina," Adams said in a statement.

The Department of Administration was created earlier this year.

Currently, Adams serves as the Executive Director of the Budget and Control Board.


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Friday
Dec192014

Cops Search for Two Suspects Who Fled After Chase

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- The search continues for two suspects following a chase in Charleston County Thursday night.

According to a statement from the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, officers from the North Charleston Police Department tried pulling over a vehicle matching the description of a vehicle used in an earlier break-in just before 8 p.m., however, the vehicle failed to stop.

Charleston County deputies then began pursuing the vehicle through several neighborhoods in West Ashley, until the two occupants exited the vehicle on Lockley Street and fled the scene. Both suspects managed to elude authorities.


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Thursday
Dec182014

Spartanburg Man Gets over 7 Years in Prison for Child Porn Possession

(SPARTANBURG, S.C.) -- A Spartanburg man has been sentenced to over seven years in prison for possessing child pornography.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says 34-year-old Kenneth Griffin Jr. will serve 88 months for sending e-mails containing images of child porn.

According to the Attorney's Office, Griffin "admitted that he had been seeking child pornography using chat rooms on Yahoo."


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Thursday
Dec182014

Three Arrested as Cops Seize Drugs, Gun Downtown

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Three people were arrested last Friday on gun and drug charges after police conducted a search at an apartment in downtown Charleston.

In a statement released Wednesday, Charleston Police said officers executed a search warrant at an apartment on Alexander Street, and seized 14 grams of cocaine base and a handgun.

Joshua Kinloch, 20, Chanel Middleton, 58, and Keith Milton, 56, were all arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine base, possession of cocaine base with the intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.


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Thursday
Dec182014

Charleston Police Charge Bluffton Man in August Bank Robbery

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Police have charged a Bluffton man in a Charleston bank robbery that happened over the summer.

Police announced Wednesday that James Gable has been charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

The charges stem from a robbery on Aug. 1 at a National Bank of South Carolina branch, located at 1870 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard. The bank was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money by a man armed with a handgun.

Investigators said Gable, 41, is facing similar charges for bank robberies in Bluffton and Beaufort County in South Carolina, as well as Glynn County in Georgia.


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