Police: Rock Hill woman stabs former roommate
A Rock Hill woman has been charged with stabbing her 27-year-old former room-mate during an argument.
Candice Cunningham, 20, of Green Street is charged with assault and battery with intent to kill in the stabbing that happened Thursday night at her home, according to police.
Andrena Shaunta Walker of the same address was taken to Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill with stab wounds in the back and arm. She was listed in fair condition Friday morning, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
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Rock Hill police Lt. Jerry Waldrop said police have not determined a motive for the stabbing. Cunningham had come to the house to retrieve some belongings when the argument started, Waldrop said. Walker was stabbed with a butcher knife in the lower back and right arm.
The report reflects that both women lived at the Green Street house. However, Cunningham had moved out, Waldrop said.
Cunningham remained in custody Friday at York County Detention Center.
Veterans of Foreign Wars to honor ex-commander
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2889 will have a banquet and presentation for Johnnie Robinson, past commander, at 8 p.m. today at the facility, 732 W. Main St., Rock Hill. The free event is open to the public.
-- Mary Jo Balasco
S.C. attorney general renews gouging probe
COLUMBIA -- South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster is renewing the state's prohibition on price gouging as he continues to investigate soaring gas prices.
McMaster said Friday his office had fielded more than 4,000 complaints from consumers since he launched his investigation on Sept. 12.
McMaster said he'll continue to investigate gouging complaints for at least 15 more days. So far, McMaster has issued 15 subpoenas asking retailers about high prices.
Gas prices shot up shortly before Hurricane Ike battered the Texas coastline and its oil refineries. State law allowed McMaster to investigate the claims after President Bush declared a state of emergency earlier this month.
McMaster says he hasn't charged anyone with price gouging so far.
Spokeswoman: DJ released from hospital
COLUMBIA -- Celebrity disc jockey DJ AM has been released from a Georgia hospital after suffering severe burns in a fiery plane crash a week ago, a spokeswoman for the musician said Friday.
"While he is deeply saddened by the events, he is thankful for all of the love and support he has been receiving from fans and friends," spokeswoman Jenni Weinman said in a statement.
DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, and former blink-182 drummer Travis Barker were rushed to a burn hospital in Augusta, Ga., after their Learjet crashed on takeoff from a Columbia airport. Doctors have said they expect both men to fully recover.
Two pilots and two other passengers who were close friends of the musicians were killed in the crash just before midnight Sept. 19.
A hospital spokeswoman would not say when Barker was expected to be released. The head of the burn hospital said it can take up to one year to heal from the second- and third-degree burns the men suffered.
Dr. Fred Mullins said he didn't expect it to take that long for the musicians to heal.
Anderson police captain fired in misconduct case
ANDERSON -- Anderson Police Chief Martin Brown says Capt. James Johnson has been fired following an investigation of a misconduct case.
The Anderson Independent-Mail reported Friday that Brown confirmed that Johnson was terminated Thursday afternoon.
Brown said there was misconduct and violation of the department's polices and procedures. He would not elaborate.
The newspaper reported that Johnson agreed to undergo harassment training after questions were raised this summer about his conduct with a female police recruit. Brown said the termination was not related to that matter.
Johnson said Thursday evening he had been fired and plans to file an official grievance with the city. He would not talk about the case.
Spartanburg Co. settles sexual harassment suit
SPARTANBURG -- The federal government says a South Carolina county has settled a lawsuit over allegations the county knew an employee was being sexually harassed but did nothing.
The government filed a lawsuit last year against Spartanburg County after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found reasonable cause that a county roads department employee had been sexually harassed.
The Department of Justice said Friday that Spartanburg County will pay Jennifer Fowler $225,000 and will also provide mandatory training to the department's supervisory employees on sex discrimination.