Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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(Capitol Hill-AP) Nov. 15, 2004 - Congress has a lot on its plate as members return for a lame-duck session, the first since the elections.
US House and Senate negotiators still haven't reached agreement on implementing the recommendations of the Nine-Eleven Commission. The main stumbling block is how much budgetary power should be given to the new national intelligence director.
Congress will also vote on spending bills for most governmental agencies for the fiscal year that started last month. It'll also have to approve an increase in the federal debt limit.
For lawmakers who were defeated in their re-election bids and those retiring, this is a time to begin packing up their offices. Their replacements are already starting to learn the ropes.
South Carolina Republican Jim DeMint is attending the orientation sessions for newly-elected members of the House and Senate that began Sunday. The so called freshman class will also pose for a picture on the steps of the Capitol. DeMint defeated Democrat Inez Tenenbaum for the seat held by retiring Democrat Fritz Holling.
GOP leaders will soon be looking to the Republicans among them to bolster their majorities on the most contentious issues ahead.
Senate Republicans face a potential split over whether Pennsylvania's Arlen Specter will take over the judiciary committee. Specter has come under fire for his response, when asked about the confirmation chances for a prospective Bush nominee who opposes abortion, he said, "When you talk about judges who would change the right of a woman to choose, overturn Roe v. Wade, I think that is unlikely."
Conservatives worry Specter's pro-abortion rights stance will mean the president's nominees won't get a fair hearing. Senate Majority Leader Bill First of Tennessee says, "I do as I've said over the last several days expect that chairman to have a predisposition to support these nominees by the president."
Specter counters that he has voted for all Bush nominees so far, including those opposed to abortion. That will likely help Specter get his high-power post. But the flap has signaled that judge nominees headed to his committee for confirmation likely won't agree with him on abortion rights.
Senate Democrats are expected to okay Nevada's Harry Reid as minority leader.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>