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This booking photo provided by the Colleton County Detention Center shows Curtis Edward Smith on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Smith, was charged with assisted suicide, insurance fraud and several other counts in the Sept. 4 shooting of Alex Murdaugh. (Colleton County Detention Center via AP)

Police: Lawyer Murdaugh Arranged Own Death but Shot Grazed

A prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago, tried to arrange his own death earlier this month so his son would get a $10 million life insurance payment...
 Nicholas moves east along the Gulf Coast with flash flooding; two other disturbances are likely to become depressions soon.

Flood Threat From Nicholas Expands East, Two New Depressions May Form

The risk of flash flooding is expected to spread eastward along the Gulf coast from what was once Hurricane Nicholas. Meteorologists are monitoring two other disturbances that are candidates to become...

Missing Law Firm Money Is 5th Investigation into Murdaughs

State police have officially opened an investigation into missing money that a law firm said was taken by an attorney from a prominent South Carolina legal family whose wife and son were killed at...

Families of Kids with Disabilities Wait for Courts to Decide School Mask Mandates

Porter Boevers of Charleston slips behind the curtain of his makeshift playroom just off the dining room into a land of dinosaurs. The 4-year-old points out every plastic and plush prehistoric reptile...

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South Carolina Lede is a podcast about the people, issues, and events shaping the Palmetto State. Join host Gavin Jackson and reporters from across the state each week for in-depth discussions of the biggest news affecting you, your family, and your fellow South Carolinians – from state politics and legislative happenings inside the state house to the ongoing effects of the pandemic and more. It’s the factual and timely information you need, with a dash of irreverent fun to keep it all interesting.

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