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North Charleston considering charging money for information requests such as police reports

North Charleston could begin charging the public for access to information such as police reports and financial records under a new proposal a City Council committee is considering Thursday. Council's Committee of the Whole will review the ordinance establishing a fee schedule for some public docum

THE POST AND COURIER - 2017-09-20 15:45:00

In North Charleston, doubts about whether city can handle police reform without feds' help

Buy Now Noble Wray was leader of a Justice Department reform initiative in May 2016 when he stood with North Charleston leaders and said they had shown a commitment to reforming their police force. Wray since left the agency, and his position has not been filled. And a federal reform effort in North

THE POST AND COURIER - 2017-09-19 16:47:00

Department of Justice Ends Review of North Charleston Police Department

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (MEGAN RIVERS, WTAT-TV) - New changes are coming to the investigation and review of police departments across the nation. The Trump Administration has announced the end of the Community Oriented Policing Services Office, C.O.P.S., as a part of the Department of Justice. The City

FOXCHARLESTON.COM - 2017-09-20 13:18:00

North Charleston groups call for release of police review following end of federal reform program

A coalition of local leaders from the ACLU of South Carolina, Charleston Area Justice Ministry, Community Resource Center, and North Charleston NAACP have banded together to push reform efforts in the North Charleston Police Department - with or without the federal government's help. Last week, th

CHARLESTON CITY PAPER - 2017-09-20 17:00:00

WATCH LIVE: Groups speak about policing practices in North Charleston

(File/City of North Charleston) Mobile app users can CLICK HERE to watch. PRESS CONFERENCE AT 11 A.M. Local groups are planning an 11 a.m. press conference to address police reform in North Charleston, following a decision by the Department of Justice to end a program providing assistance to the pol

ABCNEWS4.COM - 2017-09-20 10:54:42

Pediatric outpatient center in North Charleston on track for 2019 opening

The city of North Charleston on Tuesday reaffirmed its support of a new pediatric medical campus under construction on one of the city's busiest thoroughfares. The MUSC Children's Health Ambulatory Campus, at the corner of Mall Drive and Rivers Avenue, will be a 100,000-square-foot facility with a p

THE POST AND COURIER - 2017-09-20 00:00:00

Advocates call for release of federal report on North Charleston police

Staking a public claim to a year-long assessment of North Charleston police, local civil rights advocates demanded the review's release despite the federal government's decision to abandon the effort. Their call came days after the Department of Justice announced an overhaul of the Collaborative Ref

THE POST AND COURIER - 2017-09-20 17:19:00

Photo of the Day: North Charleston evening

This photo of the sunset in North Charleston was sent to us by viewer Crystal Marsh. If you have a photo you would like to see featured as our Photo of the Day, CLICK HERE. This photo of the sunset in North Charleston was sent to us by viewer Crystal Marsh. If you have a photo you would like to see

ABCNEWS4.COM - 2017-09-20 12:52:53

North Charleston adopts technology to help citizens report city-problems via text

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) - Looking to find out when your trash will get picked-up during a holiday week? Perhaps you want to report a pothole in need of repair or, even more troubling for commuters, a traffic light is down on your block? Now there is new technology that will help citizens lob t

COUNTON2.COM - 2017-09-19 22:23:27

DOJ abandons review of North Charleston PD, local committee to go forward in its place

A federal review of the North Charleston Police Department's practices and policies is coming to an end before it is finished, but North Charleston city leaders say a citizen-led review of the NCPD is moving ahead in its place. The revelation comes after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday

ABCNEWS4.COM - 2017-09-20 04:12:55

Judges deny Dylann Roof's request to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers in death penalty appeal

A federal appeals court has denied white supremacist Dylann Roof's request to replace his Jewish and Indian lawyers who are appealing his death sentence for a racist massacre in South Carolina a day after he filed it. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a one-page, 11-word denial Tuesday. R

LIVE5NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 18:01:28

Report: Fatal plane crash during 'American Made' film blamed in part on Tom Cruise

The loved ones of two people who died during a plane crash while filming for "American Made" claim Tom Cruise is partially to blame for it. The Blast reports from court documents that the families of Alan Purwin and Carlos Berl believe the famous actor and director Doug Liman "contributed to the cir

NBC24.COM - 2017-09-20 14:22:27

Dispatch: Emergency Crews respond to reported structure fire in North Charleston

Emergency crews are responding to a reported structure fire in North Charleston, according to Charleston County Dispatchers. North Charleston Fire and Police are responding to the 4700 block of Mixson Avenue. Crews responded to the scene at 12:48 a.m. There have been no reports of any injuries. T

LIVE5NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 05:12:32

Maybank Hwy. lanes reopen after fatal accident

One person has died following a crash involving a car and a motorcycle Wednesday. The accident occurred at 6:45 a.m. according to Charleston City Police spokesperson Charles Francis. The motorcyclist died in the crash, Francis said. The name of the victim has not been released. No word on any other

LIVE5NEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 12:37:14

CVB takes on staffing crisis threatening Charleston's reputation for hospitality

Jill Maynard, who has long experience in the Charleston hospitality industry, has taken on a new job recruiting role at the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. File/Staff Suzanne Wallace with the Charleston Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (right) at the 2012 Charleston Wine+Food Fest

THE POST AND COURIER - 2017-09-20 10:00:00

Hunter Gardner's 'Take It Seriously' runs for three nights this weekend

Local comedian Hunter Gardner presents a new sketch comedy show this week, starting with a performance at Redux tonight at 9 p.m. Tonight's show is $5 and Saturday and Sunday's shows are now reduced to $8. And, if you're a college student, you can see any of the shows for just $5. Buy tickets online

CHARLESTON CITY PAPER - 2017-09-20 16:10:00

Amber Alert extended to South Carolina for missing 3-month-old

(source: SLED) Rex Douglas Cochran Jr. and Heather Marie Cochran (SLED) (source: SLED) (Source: SLED) CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - An Amber Alert that has been issued in North Carolina for a missing Haywood County girl has been extended to South Carolina. Cali Marie Cochran is a 3-month-old with brown w

LIVE5NEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 11:25:20

One man's battle to get Motown great James Jamerson into the S.C. Hall of Fame

The most influential bassist in modern music is a native son Provided He grooved for years in the Snake Pit at Motown Records laying down the bassline for hit after hit, song after song. For performers like Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Four Tops, the Jackson 5, the Supremes, and Smokey Robinson,

CHARLESTON CITY PAPER - 2017-09-20 08:00:00

Shelter in place alert issued at Emory University in Atlanta due to 'police emergency'

ATLANTA, Ga. (WGXA) -- Authorities are responding to a "police emergency" on Emory University's campus in Atlanta. An alert sent out to students and over the Emory Police Twitter account just before 5 p.m. Wednesday advised those on campus to shelter in place. WSB-TV, an Atlanta ABC affiliate, is re

ABCNEWS4.COM - 2017-09-20 17:15:24

Man convicted of international child sex crimes gets 22 years in prison

International law enforcement say a 32-year-old man posing as a child forced kids to abuse other kids by using blackmail. (Brevard County Sheriff's Office) International law enforcement say a 32-year-old man posing as a child forced kids to abuse other kids by using blackmail. According to the Breva

ABCNEWS4.COM - 2017-09-20 17:08:23