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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is about to swap solitary confinement at Minnesota’s only maximum security prison for an unknown future at a federal prison. Experts say that despite Chauvin's national notoriety for killing George Floyd, he probably will be safer at whatever federal prison he's placed, and might have a bit more freedom there. Chauvin will be sentenced Thursday on federal civil rights charges. He’s already serving 22 1/2 years for his conviction in state court on murder and manslaughter charges. His plea deal on the federal charges calls for a concurrent sentence of 20 to 25 years in federal prison.

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned Thursday, acknowledging that it was “clearly the will” of his party that he should go. He stepped down immediately as leader of his Conservative Party but plans to remain as prime minister while a leadership contest is held. He said he has appoin…

      Portugal is bracing for a heat wave, with temperatures in some areas forecast to climb as high as 43 C (109 F) this weekend just as a severe drought grips the country. The Civil Protection Agency is placing crews on high alert Thursday due to the risk of wildfires. The hot spell comes as much of Portugal endures a drought. At the end of June 96% of the country was classified as being in either “extreme” or “severe” drought. Scientists say southern Europe can expect higher temperatures and lower rainfall due to global warming.

      A federal court judge sentenced a former Trump supporter to three years probation for an emailed threat to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and three other congresswomen. Sixty-seven year old David George Hannon of Sarasota, Florida also must pay a $7,000 fine, undergo mental and substance abuse treatment and have no contact with the Democratic lawmakers. Hannon's daughter told the judge that her father felt like President Donald Trump told him to act out, and he now regrets being a Trump supporter. Hannon pleaded guilty in April to threatening a federal official. The judge noted Hannon's remorse, age and health problems in deciding against a prison sentence.

        You may have heard the full moon gets called a supermoon. We'll explain how and why a full moon can become a supermoon.

        FLORENCE, S.C. – The Darlington Street Water Plant will remain offline until a new water pump motor arrives, is installed and the facility can pass a water-quality test, City of Florence Utilities Director Michael Hemingway said.

        FLORENCE, S.C. -- Six scouts recently received the Eagle Scout award at a Court of Honor at Florence's First Presbyterian Church.

        Bond has been set for "Tiger King" star Bhagavan "Doc" Antle on charges he laundered more than half a million dollars. A federal judge in South Carolina on Monday set a $250,000 secured bond for Antle. Prosecutors said he would be released Tuesday and required to stay at his wildlife park near Myrtle Beach. Federal authorities say Antle and one of his employees laundered $505,000 over a four-month period by doling out checks from businesses they controlled. They each face up to 20 years in prison if convicted. Antle also faces more than a dozen charges in Virginia including animal cruelty and wildlife trafficking.

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        HARTSVILLE, — A Hartsville man was killed and another injured during a Tuesday night shooting in the 2400 block of Bethel Road in Hartsville, Darlington County Sheriff James Hudson Jr. said.

        FLORENCE, S.C. – Florence City Council will discuss a resolution asking city staff to develop a comprehensive crime prevention strategy for the city at its 1 p.m. Monday meeting in council chambers at the City Center, 324 W. Evans St.

        FLORENCE, S.C. — Bhagavan Mahamayavi Antle a/k/a Doc Antle, 62, and Andrew Jon Sawyer a/k/a Omar Sawyer, 52, both of Myrtle Beach, have been charged in a federal complaint with money laundering crimes involving more than $500,000.

        FLORENCE, S.C. – The Darlington Street Water Plant will remain offline until a new water pump motor arrives, is installed and the facility can pass a water-quality test, City of Florence Utilities Director Michael Hemingway said.

        FLORENCE, S.C. — Florence County’s Democratic Party urged all Democrats to register to vote, go to the polls and pull together to make Florence County a better place to live and work at a press conference in downtown Florence Thursday evening.

        A law restricting abortions in South Carolina after six weeks of pregnancy can take effect immediately in the state. The U.S. District Court in South Carolina on Monday lifted its prior hold on the enforcement of a state law passed last year that bans most abortions if an ultrasound detects a so-called fetal heartbeat, usually around six weeks into a pregnancy. The decision was part of a wave of court action across the U.S. after Friday's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade. The new law replaces one that allowed abortions up to the 20th week of pregnancy.

        COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina General Assembly is returning to Columbia on Tuesday to consider nearly $53 million in local projects that Gov. Henry McMaster wants out of the $13.8 billion state budget. All the money went toward items put in by lawmakers for local concerns, like $25 million to help pay for a quantum computer facility in Columbia, $7 million for a cultural welcome center in Orangeburg and $500,000 to improve the stadium at Summerville High School. McMaster says he allowed projects where lawmakers detailed exactly who got the money and where it was going.

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