Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp, who is serving life in prison for killing at least 7 people, attempted to profit from his crime when a website that specializes in true crime collectibles sought to sell a signed pencil tracing of his hands. Supernaught.com, known for selling memorabilia from high-profile killers knowns as “murderabilia,” listed the tracing of Kohlhepp’s hands for $89 earlier this week, The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported. The paper reported Supernaught.com removed the pencil tracing Thursday after it contacted it. It was unclear if the tracing had been sold or just removed from the site. Other items on the website include Charles Manson's string artwork from and Ted Bundy's signed prison letters. … [Read more...] about South Carolina serial killer’s hand tracing advertised for sale despite state law ban
GASTON, S.C. (AP) - Authorities have identified a man killed in a stabbing in a South Carolina neighborhood.The Lexington County Coroner’s Office tells media outlets 19-year-old Rayshawn Q. Porterfield died Thursday after being stabbed in the upper body.Investigators say they arrested someone close to the scene of the stabbing in Gaston but haven’t released that person’s identity.Deputies say information they gathered at the scene suggests Porterfield and the suspect knew each other. The investigation is ongoing. … [Read more...] about Coroner identifies man killed in South Carolina stabbing
Even those who went through Hurricane Hugo a quarter-century ago said they had never seen anything like this, the deadly torrents that crumbled roads, submerged houses and cars and killed at least 12 people — 10 in South Carolina and two in North Carolina. “They’re saying it’s a once-in-1,000-year rainstorm, and I’m inclined to believe it,” said Sean Brennan, a real estate broker who had just checked on a colleague’s house in South Carolina’s capital, Columbia. “It looked like a river ran through it,” Brennan said. Even though the house was built 4 feet above ground, the water came up nearly 2 feet into the garage, he said. The backyard was a lake. Brennan was one of the few residents driving around Columbia on Monday, navigating detours among more than 550 roads and bridges that had been closed throughout the state. He said he believed 60% to 70% of his town’s residents would recover quickly. But others would suffer … [Read more...] about Heavy rain and flooding stun South Carolina; at least 12 people killed
Tampa, Fla. — Things got heated between the Michigan and South Carolina players after a bowling event Wednesday night that is part of the Outback Bowl team activities this week.Michigan players said a South Carolina player initiated the trash talking with UM running back Karan Higdon and then it went from there at Splitsville Luxury Lanes shortly after South Carolina won the bowling team event.Members from both teams were gathered in the middle of the bowling facility when the trash talking began.One Michigan player said after the incident that included some pushing and shoving but mostly they jawed each other: "Things are going to get real Monday," referring to the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day. [email protected] Twitter: @chengelis More: Michigan QB John O'Korn reflects on 'roller-coaster' career More: Ex-UM star Ryan emerges as ‘tackling machine’ for Packers … [Read more...] about Watch: Trash talk gets heated between UM-South Carolina players
For a few illusory hours Monday, Nicole Coggins believed in Christmas miracles. She had a gut feeling about buying a lottery ticket — something she rarely does — and won $500. She called her friends and family to share the good news and then, to test her luck, bought another Holiday Cash ticket. She won again. Then for a third time, and a fourth. “So I thought, ‘Well, maybe there’s something wrong with this machine. This can’t be real,” she told WYFF News 4. So she drove to two other gas stations in her South Carolina town, bought tickets and kept winning. She called her mother-in-law and told her to start playing, and together they racked up almost $18,000. Coggins, in a spell of happiness, told her children she would take them to Disney World. But then, when Coggins went to cash out her tickets, she was told the tickets were invalid. [ This grandfather found his $24 million lottery ticket just before it expired ] A … [Read more...] about These South Carolina residents thought they won big in the lottery. The discovery of a glitch brought them back to reality.
For a few illusory hours Monday, Nicole Coggins believed in Christmas miracles. She had a gut feeling about buying a lottery ticket — something she rarely does — and won $500. She called her friends and family to share the good news and then, to test her luck, bought another Holiday Cash ticket. She won again. Then for a third time, and a fourth. “So I thought, ‘Well, maybe there’s something wrong with this machine. This can’t be real,” she told WYFF News 4. So she drove to two other gas stations in her South Carolina town, bought tickets and kept winning. She called her mother-in-law and told her to start playing, and together they racked up almost $18,000. Coggins, in a spell of happiness, told her children she would take them to Disney World. But then, when Coggins went to cash out her tickets, she was told that the tickets were invalid. [ This grandfather found his $24 million lottery ticket just before it expired ] A … [Read more...] about These South Carolina residents thought they won the lottery. Discovery of a glitch brought them back to reality.
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print Michigan running back Karan Higdon, here seen running against Rutgers earlier this year, grew up a South Carolina fan. This year, Higdon has run for 929 yards and 11 touchdowns. ASSOCIATED PRESS Enlarge TAMPA — There will be one former South Carolina die-hard suiting up in maize and blue during the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day. Running back Karan Higdon, who hails from nearby Sarasota, grew up cheering for the Gamecocks. Higdon liked South Carolina so much that he visited the campus multiple times, cheered when UM’s Vincent Smith was famously leveled by Gamecocks star Jadeveon Clowney in 2013, and admitted that he would have signed with the school had it offered him. “I just loved them,” the junior said. “They didn’t offer me, and now I’m playing against them.” RELATED: Michigan arrives in Tampa for Outback Bowl Higdon knew multiple people who attended South … [Read more...] about UM notebook: Higdon, once a South Carolina admirer, is now a Michigan Man
NINETY SIX, S.C. (AP) - Human remains recovered from a car destroyed by fire in South Carolina have been identified.Greenwood County Coroner Sonny Cox tells media outlets the remains were identified Thursday as belonging to 45-year-old Kelli Marie Hastings of North Charleston.The identification came about three weeks after the remains were found in a burned-out car in Ninety Six. Tests including DNA were needed to make the identification.Authorities including the coroner, sheriff and State Law Enforcement Division are still investigating Hastings’ death. In a report, officers said they found charcoal briquettes in the backseat, “suggesting that the fire had been intentionally set.” … [Read more...] about Remains from burning car identified as South Carolina woman
South Carolina and Michigan players competed in a bowling competition Wednesday night as part of the pre-Outback Bowl festivities, and things got a little heated.According to reporters on-site at Splitsville bowling center in Tampa, players from the two teams had to be separated after trash talk devolved into a shouting match with some pushing and shoving. Michigan beat writers Isaiah Hole of the 247 Network and Angelique S. Chengelis of the Detroit News both got video of part of the altercation:It appeared no punches were thrown and no arrests were reported but it's safe to say the intensity for Monday's game has been ratcheted up. Michigan (9-3) is an 8-point favorite over South Carolina (8-4) in the Outback Bowl, which kicks off at 11 a.m. Central at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium in New Year's Day. … [Read more...] about South Carolina, Michigan players nearly come to blows at pre-game bowling event
TAMPA, Fla. — Michigan and South Carolina gathered for a bowling competition Wednesday night in Tampa as part of the Outback Bowl's annual festivities. Both teams were ultimately separated after plenty of trash talking followed the conclusion of the bowling event. More: Lane Kiffin visits Michigan's practice and other notes from Tampa Players from both rosters convened toward the middle of Tampa's Splitsville Luxury Lanes bowling after a spirited, friendly bowling competition between both sides. From there, significant trash talk from both sides broke out before staffers and security were able to separate both parties. No punches were thrown during the situation and both teams parted ways after the night's event. Michigan and South Carolina will play in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 (noon, ESPN) at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Contact Nick Baumgardner: [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @NickBaumgardner. Download … [Read more...] about Trash talk boils over at Michigan-South Carolina bowling event