Thursday, May 23 2013 8:04 PM EDT2013-05-24 00:04:07 GMT
Defense attorneys for Brett Parker started presenting their case in his double murder trial Thursday.Attorney Dave Fedor told the jury prosecutors have shown "not one scintilla" if evidence that ParkerMore >>
Defense attorneys for Brett Parker started presenting their case in his double murder trial Thursday.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:00 PM EDT2013-05-24 00:00:38 GMT
An accounting firm's report into a high school's athletic booster club confirms what WIS uncovered in its investigation. A report released this week showed that two checks were indeed signed by an unauthorizedMore >>
An accounting firm's report into a high school's athletic booster club confirms what WIS uncovered in its investigation.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:40:36 GMT
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.Margie Hamm, 34, was arrested and charged with homicide by child abuse, according to the Columbia Police Department.PoliceMore >>
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 8:03 PM EDT2013-05-24 00:03:09 GMT
A friend of Tammy Jo Parker testified Wednesday that he was intimate with the 44-year-old while she was married to Brett Parker. The revelation comes just days after Brett Parker admitted he had a girlfriendMore >>
A friend of Tammy Jo Parker testified Wednesday that he was intimate with the 44-year-old while she was married to double-murder suspect Brett Parker.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:32 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:32:46 GMT
One person was taken to the hospital Thursday night after a house fire in Columbia. The Columbia Fire Department was called to the home on Haverford Circle off Monticello Road just before 11 p.m.No additionalMore >>
One person was taken to the hospital Thursday night after a house fire in Columbia.More >>
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - The former chairman of Carolina Investors is being released from prison.
Jack Sterling appeared Wednesday before the South Carolina Parole and Pardons Board. Board spokesman Pete O'Boyle says the board voted at the hearing to allow Sterling to be released. O'Boyle said it will take about a week to process his release.
O'Boyle said the board ordered that Sterling have nothing to do with the financial industry. He also must perform 200 hours of community service.
The 75-year-old executive started serving his 5-year sentence for securities fraud last April.
Sterling was convicted in 2009 of his role in the collapse of Carolina Investors. Sterling was chairman of HomeGold Financial Inc., the parent company of Carolina Investors. Six executives of the two companies were convicted after the firms went under.
About 12,000 people lost $275 million in the companies' 2003 collapse, one of the biggest bankruptcies in state history.
Sterling remained free on bail for about three years while he appealed his conviction.
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