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North Charleston police officer charged with DUI

The Post and Courier A North Charleston police officer has been placed on unpaid leave after crashing her cruiser into a ditch in Jedburg while off duty and under the influence of alcohol, authorities said. Officer Christina Mask, 29, crashed her fully marked 2011 Ford Crown Victoria around 1 a.m. Monday, Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob… Read More »

Pilot’s texting contributed to copter crash

By JOAN LOWY — Associated Press WASHINGTON — Texting by the pilot of a medical helicopter contributed to a crash that killed four people, federal accident investigators declared Tuesday, and they approved a safety alert cautioning all pilots against using cellphones or other distracting devices during critical operations. It was the first fatal commercial aircraft… Read More »

Boeing expansion could turn SC into ‘aerospace hub’

By ANDREW SHAIN — Boeing’s new $1 billion investment could nearly double employment at its North Charleston Dreamliner jet-manufacturing plant and help South Carolina land more aircraft suppliers, state leaders said Tuesday. “Our state could become the aerospace hub,” said state Senate Finance chairman Hugh Leatherman, R-Florence. Boeing plans to add 2,000 jobs by 2020…. Read More »

Columbia woman faces felony DUI after pedestrian’s death

By JOHN MONK RICHLAND COUNTY, SC — A Columbia woman has been charged with felony DUI involving death after the carshe was driving struck and killed a pedestrian north of Columbia over theweekend, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Aliza Brown, 53, is charged with causing the death of Jeremy Ricardo Hayes, 26, of Bailey… Read More »

Plane crashes into Indiana neighborhood, kills 2

(CNN) — A corporate jet, sheared in half — its nose poking through the front window of a shattered home. Such was the scene in a South Bend, Indiana, neighborhood Sunday when a Hawker Beechcraft 390 slammed into a row of single-story homes, damaging three. Two of the four people aboard the plane died on… Read More »

3 dead after small plane crashes into Fort Lauderdale parking lot

(CNN) — A twin-engine plane crashed late Friday afternoon in a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, parking lot, killing all three people onboard, authorities said. The Piper PA31 aircraft went down around 4:30 p.m., soon after departing Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, said Kathleen Bergen, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration. Fort Lauderdale fire Division Chief John… Read More »

Breath test thrown out in Columbia DUI

By NOELLE PHILLIPS COLUMBIA, SC — A Columbia police officer may have blown a DUI case when he failed to follow procedure when giving instructions on a breath test. Columbia Municipal Judge Steedley Bogan issued an order Friday saying the breath test results could not be used as evidence when the case goes to trial,… Read More »