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A recent lawsuit filed by three Aiken County women alleges their parole officer repeatedly sexually assaulted them over a period of two years while they were under the supervision of the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPPS). The women, referred to in the lawsuit as Jane Doe-1, Doe-2 and Doe-3, were…

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“This is how black people get killed.” This is just one of the statements Dr. Susan Moore posted from her hospital bed in early December after testing positive for the coronavirus. About two weeks later, Dr. Moore died from complications due to COVID-19. In a video posted to Facebook, she accused staff at Indiana University…

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Well-known fashion designer and executive Peter Nygard has been arrested and charged with sex trafficking and racketeering, according to a press release from the Department of Justice, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York. Nygard is facing nine charges from a decades-long investigation involving dozens of victims – and possibly more – across the…

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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS) is a little-known but life-threatening disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. It is caused by an allergic reaction to prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) drugs and, although SJS typically starts off with mild flu-like symptoms, it can rapidly progress into a blistering, peeling rash that can become necrotic. Without treatment, many patients…

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Residential treatment facilities (RTF) for children and teens is a billion-dollar industry. Programs that go by names like therapeutic residential treatment, therapeutic boarding schools, teen wilderness programs, juvenile boot camp programs or other similar monikers have a troubling problem with physical assaults – both from staff and from other residents. When these incidents of violence…

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Gymnastics is one of the more popular extracurricular activities for children. It’s an activity they can start early in life and continue through high school, college, and – for some athletes – move on to national or international competition. However, as we’ve seen with USA Gymnastics and the Larry Nassar case, competitive gymnastics is undergoing…

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For many parents, caring for a child with special needs, disabilities, or a mental health disorder is difficult and emotionally draining. The ultimate goal is to keep their children at home and under the care of the family. Unfortunately, through no fault of their own, some children need more intensive and round-the-clock care, and some…

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Tractor-trailers accidents tend to be catastrophic for everyone involved, but particularly for the driver and passengers in the smaller vehicle. Commercial trucks are massive in size and weight, and passenger vehicles like cars or motorcycles simply cannot compete in the event of a crash. The resulting amount of property damage and injuries from a collision…

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The Human Trafficking Institute (HTI) is an organization dedicated to ending sex trafficking in the United States, providing law enforcement and criminal justice systems with their expertise and strategies. As part of their annual federal trafficking reports, HTI also provides state-by-state data on active criminal human trafficking cases. Along with South Carolina’s new lead prosecutor…

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