Man found dead on train tracks in Chester County
CHESTER -- A man was found dead on Chester County railroad tracks Friday, county Coroner Terry Tinker said.
Tinker said the man had been run over by a train.
The 31-year-old Hispanic male had not been identified Friday evening. He was spotted at about 9:30 a.m. Friday about four miles outside Chester, off Meadowbrook Road.
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No other details were available.
Rock Hill man wanted in Fort Mill assault
FORT MILL -- A Rock Hill man is wanted by the Fort Mill Police Department on charges of kidnapping and assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.
Police say Vernon Nelson, 34, of 1368 Steed St. held a female acquaintance against her will in her Forest Ridge home Dec. 15. and assaulted her after she asked him to leave.
According to a police report, the woman's oldest daughter went to a neighbor for help when her mother started screaming from inside her bedroom. Nelson left before police arrived, the report states. The victim is nine months pregnant, according to the report.
Officers have obtained warrants for Nelson's arrest on both charges, the report stated.
-- Fort Mill Times
Voters face deadline for S.C. Democratic primary
The registration deadline to vote in the S.C. Democratic presidential primary in January is Wednesday.
Registration can be completed by visiting scvotes.org or your local board of voter registration office.
York County residents can register in the E.C. Black Building at 13 S. Congress St. in York.
Chester County residents can register at 109 Ella St.
Applications also can be printed offline and mailed to your local office. Do not mail applications to the state.
The registration deadline for the state's Republican primary was this past Wednesday.
Prisons officers cleared in computer porn probe
COLUMBIA -- Two South Carolina prison managers who viewed pornography on state-issued computers have been cleared of criminal wrongdoing, state Attorney General Henry McMaster said Friday.
One of the employees was fired and the other retired, a prisons spokesman said. The employees had been suspended without pay in the spring.
Investigators found several dozen photos on several computers. The images were "offensive, dirty pictures, by most anybody's standards," McMaster said.
The attorney general said he based his decision not to charge the men on other prosecutions and cases.
"It's disturbing, very disturbing," he said. "You just never know what's going on, even at the offices of the Department of Corrections. ... It's a frightening thing."