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  • Prosecutor wants some Harrell documents sealed

    Attorney General Alan Wilson wants the S.C. Supreme Court to keep sealed several matters involving the State Grand Jury now investigating House Speaker Bobby Harrell.

  • SC attorney general: Let Harrell case proceed

    Attorney General Alan Wilson this week has asked South Carolina's highest court to let him continue a case against House Speaker Bobby Harrell while Wilson appeals a judge's ruling disbanding the investigation, arguing that that the decision has undercut his authority as the state's top prosecutor.

  • SC speaker ruling raises accountability questions

    Who has the power to choose which cases to prosecute in South Carolina, if not the state's attorney general?

  • Judge dismisses case against SC Speaker Harrell

    A judge on Monday dismissed allegations of corruption against House Speaker Bobby Harrell, ruling such a case must first be considered by a legislative panel before state prosecutors could touch it and saying a State Grand Jury was improperly empaneled.

  • Judge considers case against House Speaker Harrell

    A judge on Friday said he'll need about a week to consider whether a case against House Speaker Bobby Harrell should be handled by a legislative panel instead of in the state's courts.

  • 2nd hearing slated in Harrell ethics case

    Another hearing is planned on a request to remove South Carolina's top prosecutor from the ethics case of House Speaker Bobby Harrell.

  • More time to submit briefs in Harrell ethics case

    Attorneys are getting a bit more time to submit briefs to a judge mulling a request to remove South Carolina's attorney general from the ethics case of House Speaker Bobby Harrell.

  • SC judge mulling Harrell's investigation request

    South Carolina's chief prosecutor used a state police investigation into an ethics complaint against House Speaker Bobby Harrell to try to intimidate the powerful Charleston Republican into supporting legislation that would create a public integrity unit, an employee of the speaker testified Friday.

  • Media lawyer: Make Harrell ethics hearings public

    A media attorney filed a request Thursday asking that open hearings be held on ethics allegations against South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell, saying that the public deserves to observe a case involving such a notable figure to ensure it's being handled appropriately.

  • South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell, R-Charleston, addresses the House chamber during the first day of the South Carolina Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

    House Speaker Harrell: Release SLED report

    South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell again Tuesday called on the attorney general to immediately release a state police review of ethics allegations against Harrell, saying he believes it will exonerate him.

  • AG sends Harrell ethics case to State Grand Jury

    South Carolina's chief prosecutor said Monday he had handed over his review to the State Grand Jury of a state police report on ethics allegations against Speaker Bobby Harrell, who called on authorities to release their findings to the public.

  • Paterno gone, but questions at Penn State remain

    Just because Joe Paterno is gone doesn't mean the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State is over.

  • Penn State sex scandal engulfing revered Paterno

    Time and again, questions about an alleged cover-up of a sex abuse scandal at Penn State circled back to one name: Joe Paterno.

  • Penn St ex-coach, others charged in child sex case

    An explosive sex abuse scandal and possible cover-up rocked "Happy Valley" on Saturday when former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, once considered Joe Paterno's heir apparent, was charged with sexually assaulting eight boys over a 15-year period. Among the allegations was a 2002 incident in which a graduate assistant for the team said he saw Sandusky assault a boy in the shower at the Nittany Lions' practice center.

  • Child sex charges, possible cover-up rock Penn St

    An explosive sex abuse scandal and possible cover-up rocked Happy Valley after former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, once considered Joe Paterno's heir apparent, was charged with sexually assaulting eight boys over a 15-year period. Among the allegations was that a graduate assistant saw Sandusky assault a boy in the shower at the Nittany Lions' practice center in 2002.

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