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SLED seeking permission to buy helicopter

South Carolina Law Enforcement Division

Updated: 08/04/2014 - The agency considers a new helicopter a budget priority. Officials say the purchase would ensure that two helicopters remain available for use.

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Girl, 12, not competent for trial in stabbing

Posted: 08/01/2014 - A judge declared the girl incompetent Friday and ordered her committed for treatment. Two doctors who examined the girl had submitted reports saying they didn't think she was competent.

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Colorado panel considers new look for edible pot

Posted: 08/01/2014 - A first meeting Friday of edible marijuana makers, state regulators and pot critics ran into controversy early. Many seem to agree that pot cookies and candies should come with identifiable markers or colors. But what about marijuana-infused honey? Or pasta sauce?

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Power briefly transferred to Democrat

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

Posted: 08/01/2014 - McGill became lieutenant governor June 18. He is the first Democrat to have gubernatorial powers since January 2003.

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Report: CIA officers read Senate emails

Posted: 07/31/2014 - The document released Thursday by the CIA is a summary of an internal CIA investigation that has prompted CIA Director John Brennan to abandon his defiant posture in the matter and apologize to Senate Intelligence Committee leaders.

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Common Core dispute pits Zais against ed boards

Posted: 07/31/2014 - The law directs educator panels to review current math and reading standards, which are the Common Core standards. Changes must be approved by both the state Board of Education and Education Oversight Committee. Zais has no vote on either board.

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Gov. Deal meets with Latino leaders on immigration

Immigration

Posted: 07/31/2014 - After meeting with a group from the Latino community Wednesday, Deal said in a statement that officials are trying to find out where the minors are staying and that he asked the group for information they're gathering in the community.

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Drone carrying contraband crashes at SC prison

Posted: 07/30/2014 - Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said Wednesday that officials found a crashed drone in bushes outside Lee Correctional Institution earlier this year. At the site, Givens says officers also found contraband materials, including cellphones, tobacco products and marijuana.

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US condemns shelling of UN school in Gaza

Posted: 07/30/2014 - Meehan says the U.S. also condemns those responsible for hiding weapons in U.N. facilities in Gaza. She says the escalation shows the need for a cease-fire as soon as possible.

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Recount ordered in Ga. school superintendent race

Posted: 07/29/2014 - Unofficial tallies after the July 22 race showed that Irwin County educator Richard Woods earned just over 50 percent of votes and the two were separated by less than 1 percent of total votes.

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Georgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

Updated: 07/29/2014 - They were walking along Caspersen Beach in Venice Sunday afternoon when the 1972 Piper Cherokee plane made an emergency landing after reporting problems. Officials say the father and daughter were hit by either the plane or its debris.

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