Attorneys for ex-North Charleston cop Michael Slager, accused of murder in the killing of Walter Scott during a traffic stop two years ago, want the charges dropped as prosecutors prepare to retry the case against their client after a hung jury mistrial last year. Slager’s lawyers say the retrial constitutes double jeopardy. Source: P&C
A Senate subcommittee led by U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse will open an investigation into suspected Russian hacking. Source: Politico
Yesterday, a few weeks after Clemson earned its first national championship in a generation, the school’s trustees voted to increase its football coaches’ compensation, which now totals $5.725 million. The proposal must pass additional readings before it is adopted. Source: The State
Without announcing where the money would come from, Charleston County Council voted yesterday to cover the $300M+ shortfall facing the I-526 project, $150 million of which would be local money. Source: P&C
The woman held captive by an accused serial killer in Spartanburg County will give her first interview since being rescued on ‘Dr. Phil’ Feb. 13 and 14. Source: Greenville News
Stay cool. Support City Paper.
City Paper has been bringing the best news, food, arts, music and event coverage to the Holy City since 1997. Support our continued efforts to highlight the best of Charleston with a one-time donation or become a member of the City Paper Club.