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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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
May 1 is the official crossover deadline in the State House. That means bills which haven't made it to the House and Senate by Thursday likely will not go forward to become law this session.
In a little more than 30 days, many lawmakers will go on break for the rest of the year and leave the Capital City.
"We've got a lot of work to do in those 30 days," said Sen. John Scott (D-Richland).
In the Senate, a bill to opt out of some aspects of Common Core is set forspecial debate. Currentlyit requires the General Assembly to approve any changes proposed to the state's education standards.
"The government closest to the people works best," said Sen. Thomas Alexander (R-Oconee and Pickens). "I think having input on what's best for the students of South Carolina is an appropriate way for us to proceed going forward."
After months of collaboration, senators also have high hopes for a bill that seeks to expand the use of solar energy for homeowners. But across the hall in the House, debate over how to protect the information on your cell phone from law enforcement.
"They want unfettered access to our lives and I want to make sure they don't have it," said House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford (D-District 74). "We need to make sure at least a judge stands in the way of a cop grabbing someone's cell phone and just deciding to go through it."
Thursday's deadline will reveal the issues that will have to wait until next January.
"I would like to see those roads and bridges get updated and fixed," said Rep. Robert Brown (D-District 116), who said it's not going to happen this year.
Despite this, senators said this could be the year for a texting and driving ban to go the distance.
"I think the opportunity is there," said Martin. "We may have to go to a conference committee to work out the differences. This is the best opportunity I've seen for this."
Bills that don't meet the crossover deadline can still passbut they would require a 2/3rds majority vote just to begin debate and that must happen by the end ofsession on June 5.
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 >>