COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina lawmaker wants to fine rail companies that don’t implement a safety system investigators say could have prevented a deadly weekend crash, complaining that delays and extensions have dragged on for a decade.
The site of Sunday’s early morning train crash between an Amtrak train, bottom, and a CSX freight train, top left, in Cayce, S.C. Federal investigators are planning to give an update on their probe into a deadly crash between a freight train and a passenger train in South Carolina. The National Transportation Safety Board says on Twitter that the agency will hold a meeting briefing at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, near the Columbia Metropolitan Airport.( AP Photo/Jeff Blake)
Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School celebrated National School Choice Week Jan. 21-27.
Special to JCST Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School celebrated National School Choice Week Jan. 21-27. The student ambassadors were Miss Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School Angel Jackson, Karen Cervantes, Tuesday Cabang, Kimbraia Brown, Rashamel Butler, Ayana Mungin, Jonathan Cristofoletti, Nakel Pinckney, Andrea Habersham, Irvin Espinoza, Kaitlyn Sutton and Nallely Machias.
Ridgeland Piggly Wiggly Assistant Manager Dina McGuire, Tonya Oakley (co-operator), Jimmy Locke (butcher), Adriane Williams (pricing coordinator), and Manager Lou Sherman are participating in the first Valentines for Veterans program in the store. Two other Piggly Wiggly locations, including Hardeeville and Port Royal are also participating. Photo by Shellie Murdaugh/Jasper County Sun Times
A routine National Weather Service test on Tuesday resulted in a false push notification to mobile phones about a tsunami warning, giving jolt to many residents on the East Coast.
Some people on the East Coast got a push alert on their phones Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, about a tsunami warning, but the National Weather Service says it was just a test. Meteorologist Hendricus Lulofs said there was a glitch Tuesday during a routine test. (AP Photo/Jeremy DaRos)
The Ridgeland Fire Department urges residents to exercise caution in outdoor burning. Dry grass and strong winds have contributed to several quickly spreading fires that Ridgeland Fire has responded to in recent weeks, the fire department said.
CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — Federal investigators are trying to figure out why a switch was in the wrong position, sending an Amtrak train into a freight train and killing a conductor and an engineer in South Carolina.
South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster speaks at a press conference following a crash between an Amtrak train and CSX freight train in Cayce, SC, near Charleston Highway and Pine Ridge Road around 2:35 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, 20. At least two people were killed and at least 70 people were injured. (AP Photo/Jeff Blake)