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Both state, federal trials for accused killer Roof?

Both state, federal trials for accused killer Roof?

State and federal prosecutors are proceeding with parallel but linked investigations of the 21-year-old Columbia area man accused in the racial killings of nine African-Americans at a Charleston church. But neither U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles nor 9th Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson will say yet whether Dylann Roof will face one trial, in either state or federal court, or two, with one in each court.

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Haley decries ‘pork’ projects

Gov. Nikki Haley said Tuesday that her budget vetoes target state funding for parks, museums and economic-development groups that should be paid for locally. Renovations to the former Horry County Museum and Myrtle Beach’s planned Savannah’s Playground were among the vetoes.

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Fourth of July events fired up across Strand

Outings across the Grand Strand to celebrate the nation’s 239th birthday are voluminous. They include the sixth annual “Salute from the Shore” flyover, the dedication of a Battle Cross Monument in Myrtle Beach’s Warbird Park, the 32nd annual Murrells Inlet “Fourth of July Boat Parade,” and Croissants Bistro & Bakery’s fourth annual “Fourth of July Cupcake Eating Contest & Festival.”

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Mugshots, July 1

See who spent time behind bars at J. Reuben Long Detention Center and the North Myrtle Beach Jail. These mug shots are provided by law enforcement agencies and are public information. If charges are expunged or dismissed, The Sun News will remove the mug shot for free. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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