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Wednesday
Apr232014

Simpsonville Mayor Accused of Threatening Judge

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- The mayor of Simpsonville, S.C. has been arrested for allegedly threatening a court judge.

Mayor Perry Eichor was arrested Tuesday and charged with intimidation of a court official, misconduct in office, and obstruction of justice, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said.

Eichor, 78, is accused of making implied threats against a municipal court judge.

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Wednesday
Apr232014

Former Cops Charged with Using Unreasonable Force

(WASHINGTON) -- Two former Marion police officers have been charged with using unreasonable force against a woman in an incident last year.

An indictment was returned by a jury on Tuesday, charging Eric Walters and Franklin Brown, each with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, the U.S. Department of Justice stated.

The charges stem from an incident in April 2013, when, according to officials, Walters and Brown each allegedly used their Tasers multiple times on the victim.

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Wednesday
Apr232014

Man Wanted for Burglary

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- A man is wanted in Charleston for a burglary at a Subway restaurant.

The Charleston Police Department reports that Robert Louie Ross Jr., 30, is wanted on a second-degree burglary charge.

He is described as a white man with brown hair and hazel eyes. Ross stands at 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds.

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Tuesday
Apr222014

MUSC Researcher Leaving for Gig in Michigan

(DETROIT) -- A top researcher from the Medical University of South Carolina is leaving his job at the school for a new gig in Michigan.

Stephen Lanier, MUSC's current associate provost for research, has been appointed vice president of research at Wayne State University, the Detroit school announced Tuesday.

"Wayne State University has a number of outstanding, internationally recognized research programs and is playing a critical role in the development of the local and regional community," Lanier said in a statement.

Lanier is scheduled to start his new job on June 16.

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Tuesday
Apr222014

Teen Dies After Shooting in North Charleston

(NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- A teenager is dead and another is injured after a shooting in North Charleston Monday.

According to the Post and Courier, witnesses say the victims were on bicycles with two friends when the suspect -- described as a black man -- got out of the back of a gold SUV and started shooting.

Both teens were brought to the hospital, where the 15-year-old died. The other teen is suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.

No arrests have been made.

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