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Bruce Smith

The Associated Press

Charleston, SC, United States

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Past articles by BRUCE:

Judge declares mistrial in shooting of unarmed Charleston motorist

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a former white police → Read More

Deliberations enter third day in Slager trial

Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager is charged in the death of Walter Scott. → Read More

Judge mulls jury visiting crime scene in Slager trial

Testimony resumes Monday in Charleston in the murder trial of Michael Slager. → Read More

Charleston community leaders call for unity as two high-profile, racially tense trials take place

As two high profile cases with racial overtones... → Read More

A weakening Matthew rakes Atlantic coast; US death toll at 9

A fast-weakening Hurricane Matthew continued its march along the Atlantic coast Saturday, lashing two of the South’s most historic cities and some of its most popular resort islands, flatteni… → Read More

Julia weakens to tropical depression off US East Coast

Julia has weakened to a tropical depression off South Carolina after bringing steady rains. → Read More

Sheriff: Jail inmate slugs man charged in church massacre

CHARLESTON — Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the massacre of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, was slugged Thursday by a black inmate at the South Carolina → Read More

Officer: Jail inmate assaults man charged in church massacre

Dylann Roof, the white man charged in the massacre of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church, was assaulted Thursday by a black inmate at the South Carolina jail where he is being... → Read More

Jurors in police shooting case to be extensively questioned

CHARLESTON — Potential jurors in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black motorist will be extensively questioned on → Read More

Roof attorneys want death penalty ruled unconstitutional

CHARLESTON — Attorneys for Dylann Roof, the white man charged with killing nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church, want a federal judge to rule the death penalty unconstitutional → Read More

Roof attorneys want death penalty ruled unconstitutional

Attorneys for Dylann Roof, the white man charged with killing nine black parishioners at a South Carolina church, want a federal judge to rule the death penalty unconstitutional and allow... → Read More

Prosecutors: Roof headed to Tennessee after church shootings

CHARLESTON — The man charged with killing nine people at a Charleston church used the internet to scope out Emanuel AME and other historically black churches, and was trying to → Read More

Charleston shooter's lawyer wants evidence kept out of church trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. - A lawyer defending the man charged in the Charleston church shootings wants a judge to keep some video and other evidence out of his → Read More

Sea level rise initiative targets Gullah coastal communities

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Informing Gullah communities of slave descendants about the effects of sea level rise is part of a new initiative announced Thursday to help South Carolina coastal residents deal with climate change. → Read More

Solicitor: Justice unlikely in federal church slayings trial

CHARLESTON — A federal trial for the man charged in the slayings of nine black church members is unlikely to deliver the death penalty and he should be tried in → Read More

Both sides dealt setback in tour guide free-speech lawsuit

CHARLESTON — A federal judge has dealt both sides a setback in a free-speech challenge to a tour-guide licensing ordinance in historic Charleston. → Read More

High-tech Fourth: Rockets' red glare, Drones swirling in air

MOUNT PLEASANT — Fireworks have been around a thousand years; smartphones, drones and computers not quite so long. But all are coming together as the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime → Read More

Prosecutor: Roof federal case conflicts with state, holidays

CHARLESTON — The state prosecutor trying accused Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof says trying Roof in federal court in November for hate crimes and other charges interferes with both his → Read More

Mourners recall Charleston church victims at service

CHARLESTON — South Carolina's governor somberly held up programs from the funerals of the victims of the Charleston church shootings, saying Friday during a memorial service that the faith of → Read More

November trial for man charged in Charleston church attack

The federal death penalty trial of a white man charged in the slayings of nine members of a historic black church will be held in November, a judge said Tuesday. → Read More