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Even an Ozarks coroner gets surplus military guns

Posted: 10/07/2014 - An Arkansas coroner got a rifle, a handgun and a Humvee. Military-grade weapons also have gone to agencies that enforce gaming laws at Kansas tribal casinos, weigh 18-wheelers in Mississippi and investigate livestock thefts in Wyoming.

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Domestic violence observance set for SC Statehouse

Posted: 10/07/2014 - Charleston prosecutor Scarlett Wilson told the committee that South Carolina needs to consider children that are inside homes when violence happens and enhance penalties when a suspect chokes his victim.

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DNA linked to how much coffee you drink

Posted: 10/07/2014 - The researchers analyzed results from previous studies that included more than 120,000 participants. They looked for tiny variations in the participants' DNA that correlated with how much coffee they usually drank.

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Grand jury: No charges in raid that hurt toddler

Updated: 10/07/2014 - A grand jury in northeast Georgia has recommended that no charges be brought against officers involved in a raid on a home that seriously injured a toddler when a flash grenade detonated in his playpen.

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Medicare to improve nursing home ratings

Posted: 10/06/2014 - Separately, the administration proposed an update to regulations for home health agencies, the first major rules change since 1989. Improved quality is the goal.

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Pope's sex abuse panel makes progress

Posted: 10/06/2014 - While Francis' other expert commissions looking into Vatican finance and administration worked at a frenzied pace through 2014 and finished their projects in recent months, the sex abuse commission never seemed to get off the ground. It lacked organization, a clear mission statement, office space, funding and a full membership roster.

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State-by-state look at gay marriage bans

Posted: 10/06/2014 - The high court Monday cleared the way for more expansion by turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit it. The court's decision effectively made gay marriage legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia.

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Hazardous material crew cleans quarantined Dallas apartment

Posted: 10/03/2014 - A hazardous-materials crew has been working at the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan had been staying. It's believed to have been collecting items worn or used by the man. He's listed in serious but stable condition at a Dallas hospital.

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US: Beheading video shows Islamic State brutality

Updated: 10/03/2014 - If authentic, the video would represent the fourth such killing by the group now targeted in U.S.-led airstrikes. It ends with an Islamic State fighter threatening an American.

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Audit: DSS doesn't protect SC kids in several ways

Posted: 10/03/2014 - The report released Friday morning by the Legislative Audit Council also found caseloads in the agency are excessive with caseworkers in some counties especially burdened.

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Gun instructor's death by Uzi ruled an accident

Posted: 10/02/2014 - Prosecutors in Arizona aren't filing criminal charges in the case. Police reports say that immediately after the shooting, the girl said she felt the gun was too much for her.

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Graham not participating in debate with opponents

Posted: 10/02/2014 - Graham is seeking a third, six-year term, after handily defeating six tea party challengers in the GOP primary. Hutto has been in the state Senate since 1996. Ravenel is real estate developer and reality TV star.

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