Michelle Liu, WPDE ABC15

Michelle Liu

WPDE ABC15

Jackson, MS, United States

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Recent articles by Michelle:

Parris Island wages battles, not war, against climate change

PARRIS ISLAND, S. C. (AP) — Rising seas are encroaching on one of America's most storied military installations, where thousands of recruits are molded into Marines each year amid the salt marshes of South Carolina's Lowcountry region. Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island is particularly vulnerable to flooding, coastal erosion and other impacts of climate change, a Defense Department-funded… → Read More

Court halts South Carolina plan for firing squad execution

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — South Carolina’s highest court on Wednesday issued a temporary stay blocking the state from carrying out what was set to be its first-ever firing squad execution. The order by the state Supreme Court puts on hold at least temporarily the planned April 29 execution of Richard Bernard Moore, who drew the death sentence for the 1999 killing of convenience store clerk James… → Read More

Second arrest made in South Carolina mall shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities on Monday announced the arrest of a second man in connection with Saturday's shootout inside a busy shopping mall in South Carolina's capital, one of two mass shootings that rocked the state over the Easter holiday weekend. → Read More

Suspect in South Carolina mall shooting given $25,000 bond

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A 22-year-old man arrested after Saturday’s shooting that injured 14 people at a busy shopping mall in South Carolina’s capital was given a $25,000 bond on Sunday. Jewayne M. … → Read More

South Carolina inmate scheduled to be executed picks firing squad over electric chair

A South Carolina prisoner scheduled to be executed in the state has decided to die by firing squad rather than in the electric chair. → Read More

South Carolina inmate picks firing squad over electric chair

A South Carolina prisoner scheduled to be the first man executed in the state in more than a decade has decided to die by firing squad rather than in the electric chair later this month, according to court documents filed Friday. Richard Bernard Moore, 57, is the also first state prisoner to face the choice of execution methods after a law went into effect last year making electrocution the… → Read More

South Carolina inmate picks firing squad over electric chair

A South Carolina prisoner scheduled for execution later this month has chosen to die by firing squad rather than in the electric chair. LOCAL FIRST |Suspect charged in shooting, arrested during "road rage incident"Court documents filed Friday listed Richard Moore's decision. Moore's April 29 execution would make him the first person executed in the state since 2011. → Read More

South Carolina schedules 1st execution with firing squad ready

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — South Carolina has scheduled its first execution after corrections officials finished updating the death chamber to prepare for executions by firing squad. The clerk of the State Supreme Court has set a April 29 execution date for Richard Bernard Moore, a 57-year-old man who has spent more than two decades on death row after he was convicted of killing convenience store… → Read More

S. Carolina lawmakers stall abortion bills through walkout

Two South Carolina lawmakers have managed to delay two abortion-related bills by simply leaving the room. Senate Minority Leader Brad Hutto told lawmakers on the Senate Medical Affairs committee Thursday that he would make his exit if the panel tried to take up the bills. READ MORE: Dozens protest abortion ban legislation at the SC Statehouse. One measure would ban all abortions in the state if… → Read More

Jury finds ex-officer not guilty of assaulting Black man

A jury has acquitted a fired South Carolina police officer of assaulting a Black man during a traffic stop last year. The jurors on Wednesday found former Rock Hill police investigator Jonathan Moreno not guilty of the misdemeanor assault charge. Moreno and his attorneys argued he was scapegoated by police and prosecutors over the June 2021 incident that Moreno publicly apologized for last year. → Read More

US Rhodes scholars for 2022 include record number of women

The class of U. S. Rhodes scholars for 2022 includes the largest number of women ever selected for the scholarship in one year, the Rhodes Trust announced Sunday. Of the 32 students chosen to study at the University of Oxford in England, 22 are women, the office of the American secretary of the trust said in a statement. One of the women selected is Louise Franke, a 21-year-old senior studying… → Read More

Nuclear reservation operator in South Carolina sued over vaccine mandate

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — The operator of a sprawling federal nuclear reservation in South Carolina says the vast majority of its 5,500 workers are now vaccinated against COVID-19 after the company mandated the shots. But nearly 80 Savannah River Site employees who have refused to get inoculated are now suing Savannah River Nuclear Solutions over the requirement, arguing the stipulation amounts to… → Read More

Savannah River Site contractor sued over vaccine mandate

The operator of a sprawling federal nuclear reservation in South Carolina says the vast majority of its 5,500 workers are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 after the company mandated the shots. But nearly 80 Savannah River Site employees who have refused to get inoculated sued Savannah River Nuclear Solutions over the requirement in South Carolina state court Thursday. Employees who don't… → Read More

Family: Traffic stop that led to fatal shooting was unlawful

Relatives of the Black man shot by a white South Carolina trooper earlier this month say the trooper attempted an illegal traffic stop before the pursuit that led to the man’s death. Attorneys for Tristan Vereen's family said at a Wednesday news conference that Master Trooper Whittney Blake Benton pulled Vereen over for a cracked windshield. Attorney Harry Daniels says the windshield wasn't a… → Read More

Solicitor: Man shot by trooper used stun gun in fatal fight

The South Carolina man killed by a state trooper last week after running away from a traffic stop took control of the officer’s stun gun before the fatal shot, prosecutors said. The trooper shot Tristan Vereen once in the chest during a fight between both men, 15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said in a news conference Thursday. The South Carolina Public Safety Department has identified… → Read More

Schools get the brunt of latest COVID-19 wave in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — In the past few weeks, South Carolina has set records for COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases have approached peak levels of last winter. Classes, schools and entire districts have gone virtual, leaving parents frustrated and teachers quitting weeks into the school year. Since ending South Carolina's state of emergency on June 7, Republican Gov. → Read More

Schools get the brunt of latest COVID wave in South Carolina

In the past few weeks, South Carolina has set records for COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases have approached peak levels of last winter. Classes, schools and entire districts have gone virtual, leaving parents frustrated and teachers quitting weeks into the school year. Since ending South Carolina’s state of emergency on June 7, Republican Gov. → Read More

SC House reps look to spend $2.5B in federal pandemic aid

South Carolina lawmakers are considering all the ways they could spend the $2. 5 billion in federal pandemic relief dollars that will soon flow into the state. A group of House representatives met for the first time Tuesday to learn about how much COVID-19 aid the state is getting and what the money can and can’t be used on. South Carolina senators have formed a separate group to consider how… → Read More

SC pharmaceutical plant to require COVID vaccine for workers

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — A South Carolina pharmaceutical company that has offered COVID-19 vaccines since February will now require all of its own employees to get inoculated. Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corp. will mandate all of its nearly 2,000 workers be fully vaccinated or have started a two-dose vaccine series by Aug. 27. Details of the requirement were shared with The Associated Press ahead of… → Read More

South Carolina gets $100K from Democratic National Convention for voter registration

COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) — South Carolina Democrats are getting $100,000 from the Democratic National Committee to bolster voter registration efforts as the party begins to pour money into states traditionally dominated by Republicans ahead of the 2022 midterms. The first-ever "Red State Fund" grant was announced Friday by DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, a South Carolina native known for the $130 million… → Read More