Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:09 GMT
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on chargesMore >>
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:24 GMT
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.More >>
A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:19:09 GMT
A Kansas City police officer is being investigated for his posts on social media, one of which claimed a photo of an Oregon murder suspect was Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot at leastMore >>
This is not Michael Brown. But a Kansas City Police Department officer may be in hot water for saying it is.More >>
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -
Before Kenneth Boone was labeled a suspect in two arsons in Hollywood, SC and one in downtown Charleston, he was just another working neighbor to those on Montagu Street.
"Kenny" as he's known up and down Montagu worked in construction and was seen as a local handyman.
Working the night shift at a J & W grocery on the corner of Montagu and Pitt, an employee named Cat says Kenny was one of many people who came in for coffee in the morning and hotdog's in the afternoon.
Cat says if Boone was working a job in the area he was almost certainly due into the store at some point during the day.
"Everybody knows him," said Cat. "Everybody recognizes him around the neighborhood."
When the news came out about a suspected arsonist being arrested and Kenny's name and picture following the lead, the store employee did a double take.
"He was always friendly to me," said Cat. "He didn't do anything nasty and he always said thank you. He was a nice guy."
Cat says Boone never set off any red flags but says word of his arrest is "affecting a lot of people in the area."
The store employee says it's the talk of the block. She says people were initially shocked, now they're more at ease knowing someone is behind bars, suspected in setting one fire in downtown Charleston at 48 Montagu Street.
Another person, who did not want to reveal his name, said he's known Boone since he was young. The man said over the years Boone has held more than a handful of odd jobs. He said he knew Boone to work as everything from a repair man to a bail bondsman, even trying his luck as a limousine driver through the streets of downtown Charleston.
The man said what surprised him the most is learning about Boone's six page rap sheet that dates by to 1984. A background check completed with the help of the State Law Enforcement Agency reveals crimes such as grand larceny, possession of marijuana, aggravated assault and domestic violence.
Before the arson charges were announced Monday, Boone was last arrested in 2011.
Tuesday, November 27 2012 4:52 PM EST2012-11-27 21:52:44 GMT
Bond was set at for a 55-year-old man accused of setting fire to a downtown home and who is suspected of starting two other fires. Kenneth Carlton Boone was charged with arson in connection to a houseMore >>
Bond was set at $75,000 for a 55-year-old man accused of setting fire to a downtown home and who is also suspected of starting two other fires.More >>
Monday, August 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:58:47 GMT
One lane of the interstate has been reopened after it was shut down due to a deadly crash early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 3:21 a.m. on theMore >>
One person is dead and five others were injured when a tire blew on the vehicle they were riding in early Monday morning on Interstate 26.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:10 GMT
A home was badly damaged in a fire on Quail Rd Sunday. (Source: Beth Baldauf)
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to a home on Quail Lane near Trenholm Rd and found the home engulfed in flames. No injuriesMore >>
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, August 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:10:48 GMT
Forrest Wood Cup weigh-in Sunday. (Source: Tom Round)
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday. The Prosperity native took home the $500,000 grand prize in the Forrest Wood Cup held in Columbia. Anglers from across the nation headed to Lake MurrayMore >>
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:40:14 GMT
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.Council member Moe Baddourah was the lone "no" vote. CouncilMore >>
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:11:12 GMT
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. The call came in near dusk in Kershaw County. "A reckless driver headed east on I-20 towardsMore >>
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:09 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:09:03 GMT
For many businesspeople like real estate Jennifer Harding, Fort Jackson is worth fighting for. A loss of jobs on the Army post would have an especially drastic impact on her business."It means a loss ofMore >>
The loss of 3,100 Fort Jackson personnel could have a heavy affect on businesses around the Army post. More >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-08-20 10:58:00 GMT
Firefighters say a coffee pot is to blame for starting a fire that caused $50,000 in damages to a Columbia strip mall. Multiple fire trucks and SCE&G crews responded to the scene in the 5100 block ofMore >>
Firefighters say a coffee pot is to blame for starting a fire that caused $50,000 in damages to a Columbia strip mall.More >>