Kobe Bryant’s sudden death in helicopter crash shocks fans, athletes around the world

While flying in foggy conditions, the helicopter plunged into a rugged hillside killing all nine people aboard, including Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter.

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Pressure is increasing on senators to call John Bolton to testify at Trump’s impeachment trial after the revelation that a draft of a book by the former national security adviser undercuts a key defense argument.
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  Speeding driver damages nearly 90-year-old veterans memorial in Tennessee, neighbors say

The memorial was put up in the 1930s to honor the area’s veterans of World War I, but was since rededicated to also recognize veterans of World War II and the Korean War.

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RCSD: Man went to Irmo home threatening to shoot ex-girlfriend and her family, shot by homeowner

Police arrest two suspects in deadly weekend shooting at S.C. nightclub

Sumter Co. Sheriff’s Office: Person of interest in New Year’s shooting arrested in Richland County

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  Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna among 9 killed in helicopter crash, reports say

All nine people aboard a helicopter died in a crash Sunday in the Los Angeles area. Multiple reports say NBA legend Kobe Bryant was among the dead.
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Tapeworm removed from Texas man’s brain after more than a decade

Eating raw or undercooked beef or pork is the primary risk factor for becoming infected with a tapeworm.

Lowcountry Gullah folk band wins big at the Grammy Awards

  Players react to death of Kobe Bryant, daughter

  Witnesses describe shooting at Hartsville bar that killed 2, injured 4

Two dead, four injured in Hartsville nightclub shooting

Birthright of Columbia celebrating 40th anniversary with open house

Local church to host first ‘Sunday Dinner’ ministry meal of 2020

North Carolina soldier killed in crash in Syria

  47 cold stunned sea turtles admitted to Topsail rehabilitation facility

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  Billie Eilish wins big at Grammys as music stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant

Billie Eilish won album of the year and record of the year to cap a dominant night of five victories at the Grammy Awards.

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Harris becomes all-time assists leader in win for Gamecocks

Returning starter dismissed from Clemson baseball team

Clemson’s returning 2019 leader in batting average has been dismissed from the team, Monte Lee announced Friday.

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Man charged; 12 malnourished, 6 improperly buried cows found in Anderson County, deputies say

Deputies concerned about new ‘wasping’ trend among meth users

  Black Voters Matter Fund on three-day bus tour in SC

  Deputies: Man shot on residential street in Irmo

  Sandhills Middle School student charged for threatening to stab, choke another student

A student at Sandhills Middle School is facing charges in connection with a threat made against another student.
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  China extends Lunar New Year holiday as new virus toll rises

China postponed the end of the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 80.

  SLED investigating officer-involved shooting in Lancaster County

Man involved in police pursuit arrested, charged with armed robbery and murder, deputies say

Former CCU football player charged with DUI after overnight hit-and-run kills pedestrian

SCHP investigating fatal single-vehicle collision in Newberry County