close Video Authorities release cause of death in murdered University of South Carolina student case Just days after a young woman was murdered after accidentally getting into a car she thought was her Uber, legislation is being proposed in South Carolina to require drivers for ride-hailing services to have illuminated signs. University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson, 21, mistakenly got into the car of Nathaniel David Rowland, 24, car Friday night in Columbia, South Carolina, thinking it was her Uber ride, authorities have said. Rowland activated the child safety locks so Josephson was unable to get out of the car, according to police. SOUTH CAROLINA COLLEGE REPORTS DEATH OF STUDENT, 21, A DAY AFTER SHE CLIMBED INTO CAR SHE THOUGHT WAS HER RIDE SHARE The body of the woman, who was from New Jersey, was found dumped in the woods 65 miles away. Rowland was arrested after Josephson's blood and cell phone were found inside his car, … [Read more...] about Ride-hailing safety bill introduced days after South Carolina college student found dead
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say the man who kidnapped and killed a South Carolina college student who mistakenly thought she was getting in her rideshare car was arrested in the same area the next night. Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook says 24-year-old Nathaniel David Rowland will be charged with kidnapping and murder in the death of 21-year-old Samantha Josephson. Holbrook says quick DNA testing determined Josephson’s blood was in Rowland’s car after his arrest Saturday near the same bar district in Columbia where Josephson was kidnapped the night before. The chief says her cellphone was also found in the vehicle. Holbrook says Rowland activated the child locks so the back doors could only be opened from the outside. Rowland is being held without bond. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer. Close … [Read more...] about A South Carolina college student got into a car she thought was her Uber. She was later found dead.
Living on the coast is getting riskier to your health.Vibrio, the disease-causing germ that closes oyster beds, could soon find it way to your drinking water. It could infect you if you swim with an open wound.Algal blooms exacerbated by a heating climate could make the germ outbreaks worse and spread other toxins.That's why 20 scientists from three South Carolina universities — The Citadel, the College of Charleston and the University of South Carolina — and two other schools nationally are teaming up to form one of four Oceans and Human Health Centers on Climate Change Interactions.Their job is to devise a forecast system to provide early public warnings of threatening environmental conditions."Just as we do with with weather forecast now," said Geoff Scott, chairman of the Environmental Health Sciences department at USC, who is heading up the effort.They're not talking about some future problem. Already incidences of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease are on the … [Read more...] about Diseases from the sea being studied by three South Carolina colleges
left to right: D’Arius Tucker, Kaleb Thompson, Alexis Ryan, Megan Anne Feeney, SCPRT Director Duane Parrish, Samantha Moore, Hailey Hunter, Christopher Rosensteel and Lauren Furey Nine South Carolina college students from hospitality-related programs were given Tourism Student Awards last week during a ceremony at the Lace House in Columbia. The students were recognized for outstanding academic achievement related to hospitality and tourism in South Carolina, including culinary studies. The students were: 1. Hailey Hunter, who majored in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management at Clemson University; 2. Kaleb Thompson, who is majoring in Hospitality, Resort and Tourism Management at Coastal Carolina University; 3. Lauren Furey, who is double majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management and Business Administration at the College of Charleston; 4. Alexis Ryan, who is majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the Culinary Institute of Charleston at Trident Technical … [Read more...] about South Carolina College Students Awarded Tourism Scholarships
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's public College of Charleston is resuming affirmative action practices in its admission process after stopping roughly two years ago. The Charleston Post and Courier reported Tuesday that the college will conduct additional application reviews for students of color not initially recommended for admission. The school remains more than 80 percent white, and interim President Stephen C. Osborne says they have "not moved the needle enough regarding our African-American student enrollment." Race had been taken into account in admissions before 2016, but that quietly stopped after recruitment efforts had positive results. Osborne says he's told the admissions team "to make it abundantly clear that, as an institution, we do and will consider race as a factor in our holistic review process." … [Read more...] about South Carolina college considering race in admissions again