Archives for March 2013

Two Potential Kidnappings Have Lexington On Edge

Two Girls in Lexington Almost Kidnapped, Neighborhood Searching for Kidnapper Two girls in the past month narrowly escaped kidnapping in a Lexington neighborhood. The neighborhood is now looking for the suspect. At the end of February, a man tried to pick up a 14-year-old girl at a bus stop on Edmund Highway, near Lexington. He asked her if she … [Read more...]

Kershaw County Company to Pay $500,000 for Pollution

Elgin Firm to Pay $500,000 Pollution Penalty A chemical company based in Elgin, in Kershaw County, South Carolina, reached a $500,000 settlement with the federal government for claims that they violated federal pollution laws. The US Attorney’s office said that the company dumped ten different chemicals into the Wateree River over a period of 46 … [Read more...]

GM Issues Vehicle Recall for 26,000 Buicks and Cadillacs

Vehicle Recall Notice for Current Model Buicks and Cadillacs General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have issued vehicle recall notices for the 2013 model year Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac SRX. The vehicle recall notice covers 26,582 cars. The recall notice was issued due to a problem with the software in the … [Read more...]

Illegal Gambling Machine Bill Moves to Governor for Approval

Gov. Nikki Haley Says She Will “Happily” Sign New Illegal Gambling Machines Bill On Thursday, March 21st, a bill that redefined sweepstakes machines as illegal gambling devices passed the house. In February, the Senate voted to approve the bill. Now, as the bill makes its way to the governor’s desk, Nikki Haley has said, per her spokesman Rob … [Read more...]

Lexington County “Young Professional of the Year” Charged with DUI

Young Businessman Charged with DUI Just one month ago, Lee Pitcovich, a 33-year-old entrepreneur, was awarded “Young Professional of the Year” by the Lexington Chamber. Then, Pitcovich was arrested on March 14th for a DUI, and has officially received criminal DUI charges. According to Lexington police records, Pitcovich had a blood alcohol level … [Read more...]

Former Chairman of Carolina Investors Released on Parole for Securities Fraud

Jack Sterling Released on Parole After Serving Part of His Securities Fraud Sentence On Wednesday, March 20th, former chairman of HomeGold Financial Jack Sterling was granted parole. Sterling is serving a five year sentence for securities fraud, for his role in orchestrating the 2003 collapse of Carolina Investors, which was owned by HomeGold … [Read more...]

Chesterfield County Sheriff Indicted on Serious Criminal Charges

Grand Jury Indicts Former Sheriff for Criminal Charges On Tuesday, March 19th, a sheriff from Chesterfield county was indicted by a grand jury on four counts of misconduct in office, and two counts of furnishing contraband to inmates. Each misdemeanor charge is a serious criminal charge that could result in 10 years in prison. Wednesday, March … [Read more...]

SC Court To Hear Appeal of $327 Million Dangerous Drug Lawsuit

J&J Subsidiary Will Appeal Ruling in 2011 Dangerous Drug Lawsuit in South Carolina Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, will appeal a 2011 ruling in a dangerous drugs case in which the manufacturer was ordered to pay millions of dollars to the state for deceptive marketing practices. On Thursday, March 21, 2013, … [Read more...]

Former SC Education Lottery Employee Indicted on Embezzlement Charges

State Lottery Employee Indicted for Embezzlement of $200,000 A former employee of the South Carolina State Education Lottery, which raises money for the LIFE Scholarship, was indicted on March 15th on charges of embezzlement. Anthony J. McNeil, 55, specifically faces charges of embezzlement of public funds over $10,000 – a serious felony, … [Read more...]

Oklahoma Firefighters Rally at State House to Protest Changes to Workers Comp

New Workers Comp Legislation in Oklahoma Hurts Firefighters On Monday, March 18th, firefighters from across the state of Oklahoma gathered at the state house in Oklahoma City to protest a new bill that makes huge changes to workers comp laws. Hundreds of firefighters, both paid and volunteer, gathered on the steps of the state house to protest … [Read more...]

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