Charleston

  • Former grill worker now restaurant owner pledges $500,000 to African American Museum

    A woman who started out as a grill worker and now owns multiple restaurants is pledging $500,000 for the International African American Museum that’s being developed in Charleston. The museum announced Carolyn Hunter’s gift Thursday. Officials hope to break ground next summer on the project, which is expected to...
  • Video: Former cop faces prison time for shooting down a black man

    U.S. District Judge David Norton will announce the amount of time Slager will serve within that range later today. The former officer could have faced life in prison. Norton ruled that Slager committed second-degree murder and obstruction of justice. The judge’s decision comes after Slager, who is white, pleaded...
  • Hostages taken and one shot at Charleston restaurant by disgruntled employee

    A disgruntled employee entered a Charleston restaurant with a gun Thursday afternoon, shot one person and took hostages, Charleston mayor John Tecklenburg told reporters. Charleston police spokesman Charles Francis said there were “several” hostages still being held inside the restaurant, Virginia’s, on King Street. Officers who responded around 12:17...
  • Active Shooter Situation In Downtown Charleston!!!

    There is an “active shooter situation” in a popular tourist and commercial area of downtown Charleston, according to police spokesman Charles Francis. King Street is currently closed between Calhoun and Morris Streets. Employees working in the area near Virginia’s On King, a Southern cuisine restaurant, said they were on lockdown...
  • ‘Gone But Not Forgotten’ Says Widow of Slain Pastor

    Charleston, SC (WLTX) – On the two year anniversary of the Charleston church massacre, the widow of the pastor was slain during the killings says her husband is “gone but not forgotten.” Jennifer Pinckney tweeted out the brief statement Saturday, the same day tributes were taking place for her...