DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) - A jury has found a Hartsville store owner guilty of faking an assault and setting fire to her own store to get insurance money. A judge sentenced 47-year-old Claudette Hulsey to three years in prison.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A medical examiner in the trial of a Columbia man charged with killing his wife and his colleague in a sports gambling ring says the gun in 1 of the victim's hands was likely planted after he died. Dr. Bradley Marcus said Friday that Brian Capnerhurst's left arm was broken with 1 of the first shots fired at him, and the blow sent him falling backward, which would have forced him to let go of anything he was holding.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A lawyer says a state Court of Appeals ruling clears the way for gamblers to sue for money they lose by playing illegal gambling machines. The court ruled Lauren Proctor could go forward with her lawsuit against two Columbia restaurants where she lost nearly $700,000 from 1999 to 2005.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Spoleto Festival USA this season will be the largest ever, offering 160 performances by 45 artists and ensembles. The internationally known arts festival founded in Charleston by the composer Gian Carlo Menotti begins Friday and runs through June 9.
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