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Hartsville teen found in Laurens County, arrest made

An arrest was made this past week after a missing girl from Hartsville was located at a Laurens County residence. The missing teen was located at the home in Laurens around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Hartsville Police announced than an arrest was made in the case, but no other details were made available. Aaliyah Haven McClain,…

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Local woman among those charged in human trafficking

A Laurens County woman is among five people charged in an ongoing investigation by South Carolina Law Enforcement Division for sex trafficking involving minors at a Columbia hotel. Arrests have been ongoing since this spring for incidents which took place earlier this year. According to a SLED release received Thursday evening, four additional arrests have…

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District 55 plans metal detectors at LDHS

Laurens, S.C. – Starting next fall, Laurens District High students will need to navigate new entrances to the sprawling LDHS building due to the addition of four metal detectors which District 55 administration has ordered for the next school year. The decision to order the metal detectors was announced last Monday during the May 23…

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27-year-old Clinton man charged in Prisma hospital shooting

This post was updated 9:42 Friday morning, April 12 with a current booking photo. Laurens County, S.C. – A Clinton man, Kevin Boyce Patterson, 27, has been booked at the Johnson Detention Center and charged by South Carolina Law Enforcement Division officers with attempted murder, kidnapping and pointing and presenting a firearm after an altercation…

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Hospital shooting by ‘armed visitor’ at Prisma Laurens

Well after sunrise on Thursday morning, visitors to the Prisma Health Laurens County Memorial Hospital’s Emergency Department were being scanned by an officer with a hand-held metal detector wand after an early morning altercation just before 2 a.m. resulted in injuries to an armed visitor and a Greenville Health Authority officer. “According to the police…

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