SALUDA, S.C. (AP) - A 16-year-old girl reported missing from Kentucky two months ago has been found in South Carolina, and authorities say a suspect has been arrested in her disappearance. The Saluda County Sheriff's Office says the teen contacted her family through social media, and that led deputies to the home of 24-year-old Florencio Gomez Saiche on Feb. 20. Saiche is charged with kidnapping and first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
(AP) - The chief spokesman of South Carolina's public health agency has been removed from its communications staff listing following the posting of a profanity-laced Twitter message critical of President Donald Trump. A list provided Friday to The Associated Press no longer includes Tim Kelly among communications staff at the Department of Health and Environmental Control. Agency spokesman Tommy Crosby told the AP that the employee intended to tweet from a personal account and was fired.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Tears flowed as the parents of 15 children who died in college hazing incidents gathered in South Carolina to share their losses. The parents gathered Friday in Greenville for a weekend organized by Cindy and Gary Hipps, whose son Tucker died after he fell into a lake during a pledge run at Clemson University in 2014. No one has been charged.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A man has been convicted of murder in the shooting death of a South Carolina woman on Mother's Day, 2016. Eighteen-year-old Kenneth Lamont Robinson of North Charleston was convicted Thursday. Prosecutors said 36-yea-rold Dena Brown was killed on her way home from a Mother's Day celebration when her vehicle was mistaken for one that had been involved in an earlier shootout.
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