Wednesday, June 19 2013 7:19 PM EDT2013-06-19 23:19:53 GMT
RICHLAND, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a 24-year-old man is facing multiple charges, including felony DUI, following a fatal crash involving a child. Troopers say it happened on TuesdayMore >>
Bond was denied for the 24-year-old man accused of DUI after being involved in a car accident that killed his girlfriend's 15-month-old child late Tuesday night.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-06-19 16:26:01 GMT
People arriving at the South Carolina State House Wednesday morning found pieces of a huge tree blocking the walkways. The tree on the Sumter Street side of the grounds split sometime overnight TuesdayMore >>
People arriving at the South Carolina State House Wednesday morning found pieces of a huge tree blocking the walkwaysMore >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:31:20 GMT
A serious crash on South Carolina 277 inbound is causing delays this morning.The crash occurred near the James E. Clyburn Pedestrian Overpass.Traffic was backed up to the Fontaine Road exit.The South CarolinaMore >>
South Carolina 277 inbound is back open after a serious crash Wednesday morning.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:59 AM EDT2013-06-19 15:59:32 GMT
A Clarendon County man has been arrested on several sexually-oriented charges after a SLED investigation.SLED agents arrested 66-year-old Melvin Mack Mcelveen of Olanta Tuesday. Mceleveen is charged withMore >>
A Clarendon County man has been arrested on several sexually-oriented charges after a SLED investigation.More >>
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's Medicaid director says his agency's savings initiatives are allowing tens of millions of dollars to be spent on the state's many other needs.
Under the Department of Health and Human Services' preliminary budget request last fall, the escalating cost of Medicaid would have eaten up every dollar of additional revenue currently projected to come into state coffers next fiscal year.
But Gov. Nikki Haley's executive budget proposal recommends spending about $40 million less on Medicaid than that initial request.
Director Tony Keck told the House budget-writing committee Thursday that won't be a problem. He says he's saving money through initiatives that include stopping unnecessary early deliveries and lowering administrative rates to managed care organizations.
His presentation comes as Democrats call for expanding Medicaid under the federal health law.
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