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1 hr ago | WLTX-TV Columbia

Deputies: Men Tried to Steal Cars from Dealership

Lexington County, SC - Lexington County deputies have arrested two suspects who they say tried to steal vehicle from a car dealership. Jeremy Deputies: Men Tried to Steal Cars from Dealership Lexington County, SC - Lexington County deputies have arrested two suspects who they say tried to steal vehicle from a car dealership.

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5 hrs ago | Greenwich Citizen

Senators: DSS must quickly hire caseworkers

South Carolina's Department of Social Services must hire more caseworkers now to stem a child welfare crisis, not wait until legislators pass a budget next year, state senators told agency officials Tuesday. The Senate panel investigating DSS directed the acting director to create a plan within two weeks for getting certified and trained caseworkers on the job as soon as possible.

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Related Topix: Nikki Haley, US Governors

11 hrs ago | WMBF

Young: Panel to honor request not to discuss case

The chairman of a Senate panel investigating the Department of Social Services says members are honoring law enforcement's request not to question agency officials about the deaths of five children. The panel is holding its ninth hearing Tuesday on the agency.

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17 hrs ago | WYFF-TV Greenville

Vigil for slain S.C. children draws hundreds

COMMUNITY SADNESS. PEOPLE PACKED A CHURCH IN LEXINGTON COUNTY ... TO MOURN FIVE CHILDREN.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

Report: Accused killer admits to cannibalism

Horrific details of a southern Indiana homicide were released Monday, including allegations that Joseph Oberhansley ate portions of Tammy Jo Blanton's brain, heart and lungs after stabbing her to death. Detectives were called to Blanton's home in Jeffersonville on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Mark Sanford, US Governors, University of South Carolina, Charleston County, SC

WLTX-TV Columbia

Autopsy Reports For Slain Children to Take 4 Weeks

Columbia, SC The Lexington county coroner expects that the autopsy reports of the five children accused of being killed by their father to Autopsy Reports For Slain Children to Take 4 Weeks Columbia, SC The Lexington county coroner expects that the autopsy reports of the five children accused of being killed by their father to Check out this story on WLTX.com: http://on.wltx.com/1tY7DUO Columbia, SC - It could take four weeks for the autopsy reports of the five children accused of being killed by their father to be completed.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC, Lexington, SC

Bluffton Today

Slain 5 kids loved to play, wrestle with their dad

The five children who authorities say were killed by their father loved to dress up as superheroes, play in the park and pool, and pose for the camera, always smiling. At their memorial in this rural Mississippi town Friday, about 100 people, some who didn't even know the Jones children, watched a slide show of their short lives.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Lexington, SC

WIS-TV Columbia

Prayer vigil set for five slain Lexington County children

A prayer vigil is set for Monday night to honor the lives of the five Lexington County children who were allegedly killed by their father and dumped in Alabama. Red Bank Baptist Church will hold the vigil at 8 p.m. in cooperation with Red Bank United Methodist Church and the St. James Lutheran Church.

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Related Topix: Red Bank, SC

Sun Sep 14, 2014

WLTX-TV Columbia

DSS Reviewing Child Death Data

DSS is unable to say yet how many children with some prior agency involvement died this year from abuse and neglect. DSS Reviewing Child Death Data DSS is unable to say yet how many children with some prior agency involvement died this year from abuse and neglect.

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Related Topix: Richland County, SC

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

SC Democrat critical of taxpayer-funded commute

The Democrat challenging Secretary of State Mark Hammond is generating interest in the down-ballot race by criticizing his 183-mile round-trip commute to Columbia that's funded by taxpayers. There's nothing illegal about Hammond's commute from Spartanburg.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC, Hybrid, SUV, Dodge Durango, Dodge, Charleston County, SC, Orangeburg County, SC

Fri Sep 12, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

Harrell corruption charges latest in long history of public corruption in SC

The nine indictments against South Carolina Speaker of the House Bobby Harrell are the latest accusations against a South Carolina public official of corruption or misconduct. Fellow Charleston lawmaker, State Sen. Robert Ford, resigned amid accusations he had used campaign contributions for personal expenses.

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Related Topix: Charleston, SC, Lexington, SC, South Congaree, SC

Christian Science Monitor

Children's deaths in South Carolina, Massachusetts put focus on abuse crisis

Photos of Timothy Ray Jones Jr. children are on display during a news conference at the Lexington County Sheriff's Dept Training Center in Lexington, S.C., Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014.

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Related Topix: Lexington, SC, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Prison, Violent Crime

Post and Courier

Lawyer: Dad accused of killing 5 kids had mental issues

Timothy Ray Jones Jr., 32, waived his right to be present in court because he knew the media would be present, said his attorney Aimee Zmroczek. "He knows that he is being portrayed as a monster," Zmroczek said.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Family, Kids, Bishopville, SC

KOLD-TV Tucson

Memorial set for 5 slain kids; dad heads to court

10, 2014. . Timothy Ray Jones Jr., is escorted by lawmen out of the Smith County Jail to a vehicle for transport to Lexington County, S.C. on Thursday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Lexington, SC, Columbia, SC

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WIS-TV Columbia

Body found near Providence Hospital

Funeral arrangements have been announced for a Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Squad member who died shortly after assisting officers during Monday night's standoff at a West Ashley apartment complex. Funeral arrangements have been announced for a Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Squad member who died shortly after assisting officers during Monday night's standoff at a West Ashley apartment complex.

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Related Topix: Charleston County, SC, Violent Crime

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

Obama sending 475 additional troops to Iraq

By The Associated Press Congressional Republicans and Democrats reacted Wednesday night to President Barack Obama's expanded campaign of military airstrikes and support for partner forces to... By The Associated Press Congressional Republicans and Democrats reacted Wednesday night to President Barack Obama's expanded campaign of military airstrikes and support for partner forces to combat... It's not as clear as President Barack Obama made it sound Wednesday night that he has the authority to go after Islamic State militants in the manner he plans, with sustained airstrikes and associated military... It's not as clear as President Barack Obama made it sound Wednesday night that he has the authority to go after Islamic State militants in the manner he plans, with sustained airstrikes and associated military actions... In an address to the nation, Obama also announced he was dispatching ... (more)

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Prison, Iraq, World News

The Daily Republic

Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed

The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the last three years. The children seemed happy and well-adjusted despite occasional spankings, and the family took a summer trip to Disney World and the beach, according to documents released by the Department of Social Services on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Kids, Family

Charleston City Paper

The Agenda: No motive in murder of 5 SC kids; W. Ashley killer used...

Lexington County sheriffs say they still don't know why a local man killed his five children, between the ages of one and eight, and then drove to Alabama to dump their bodies. State social services had been monitoring the family, but said at its most recent update, everything checked out and the case was closed.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Family, Kids, Charleston, SC

WLTX-TV Columbia

Counselors Go to Schools to Help Students

Counselors and psychologist were sent to some schools in Lexington School District One to help students dealt the tragic deaths of five children. Counselors Go to Schools to Help Students Counselors and psychologist were sent to some schools in Lexington School District One to help students dealt the tragic deaths of five children.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Violent Crime

WIS-TV Columbia

Dad accused of killing five children caught on camera in Spartanburg at Dunkin Donuts

Authorities say Timothy Jones Jr. killed his children in Lexington County then drove around with them before he dumped their bodies in southern Alabama. He was arrested in Mississippi.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Spartanburg, SC

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