Manafort, Gates indicted in first charges from Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former Manafort business associate, Rick Gates, were indicted Monday on felony charges of conspiracy against the United States, acting as an unregistered foreign agent, and several other financial counts involving tens of millions of dollars routed through offshore accounts.

Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort leaves his home in Alexandria, Va., Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Washington. Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, have been told to surrender to federal authorities Monday, according to reports and a person familiar with the matter. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

UPDATE: Fundraiser on Sunday for families of those injured in Ridgeland hayride crash

Ridgeland Fire Chief Bradley Bonds said once he arrived on scene after 8 p.m. Saturday, he saw a pickup truck had collided with the back of a trailer carrying people on a hayride.

6 transported to hospital after Ridgeland crash

Six people were injured in a two-vehicle accident involving a hayride around 8 p.m. Saturday in Ridgeland, according to Jasper County Fire-Rescue Public Information Officer Richard M. Hughes.

2 convicted in slaying of Ridgeland man in 2015

Two Hampton County men have been convicted of forcing their way into the home of a 32-year-old Ridgeland man and fatally shooting him while four juveniles were in the house, according to the 14th Circuit Solictor’s Office.

Casey Kason Jones, Jr./Photo courtesy of 14th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office

FCC chair to work with Congress on prison cellphone issues

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said he’s willing to work with corrections officials, telecom companies and the FBI to combat cellphones in the nation’s prisons.

FILE - In a Sept. 24, 2015 file photo, cell phones confiscated in prisons are displayed during a news conference in Atlanta. In a letter obtained Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017 by The Associated Press, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he’s willing to work with corrections officials, telecom companies and the FBI to combat cellphones in the nation’s prisons. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Sheriff: Crack cocaine, marijuana, pain pills seized

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office said it received complaints about narcotics allegedly being sold from a Ridgeland residence.

Photo courtesy Jasper County Sheriff’s Office Cops seized 4.5 grams of crack cocaine, 11 grams of marijuana and 90 assorted pain pills. Three suspects were charged, according to the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

What’s happening at the Morris Center

The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland is prepping for a few upcoming events:

Events: What's happening around the county

Students anchored in new ACE marine technology classes

Daniel Vaughan’s marine technology students will be sure not to miss the boat when it comes to their future careers.

Halloween Happenings

As the temperatures begin to drop, there will be several fall activities for everyone around the county to enjoy.

State reviews election complaints

The South Carolina State Election Commission said it has reviewed written allegations from Jasper County voters concerning the Jasper County Elections and Voter Registration Board and on Monday sent recommendations to the county’s election board to correct issues addressed in the letters.

Airport runway contract approved

Councils from around the county met last week and approved several projects. One of the projects approved by Jasper County Council involved construction of an airport runway.

California wildfire victims search burned homes for memories

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — After fleeing flames that were closing in on him 12 days ago, Donnie Steggal finally returned home Friday — and sifted through the ruins of the Northern California home where he and his wife raised their two children.

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2017 file photo, a mailbox, one of few items left at the site of the destroyed home in Napa, Calif., where Sara and Charles Rippey died in a fast-moving wildfire, shows a pink and black polka dot ribbon that indicates a fire crew has visited the location. The vast majority of those who died in the Northern California wildfires were in their 70s and 80s including several couples who died together. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Windi Williams-Weaver/Special to Jasper County Sun Times Contributor Windi Williams-Weaver found this black tailed red sheetweaver spider hanging around.

Safety tips for pets on Halloween

With all the candy, costumes and candles, pet owners should be sure their furry family members are safe this Halloween.

‘Lore’ and the best spooky podcasts to listen to

Everyone’s favorite spooky holiday is just around the corner. While you are preparing goodies to hand out to eager tricker treaters or preparing for a couples costume party or even revamping last year’s costume, here are some spooky podcasts to listen to while you are getting ready for Halloween.

AP Top 25: Notre Dame cracks top 10; Michigan drops out

Notre Dame cracked the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, coming in at No. 9, and Michigan fell out of the rankings for the first time in two years.

Notre Dame team members sing with students after an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame won 49-14. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Results from weekend checkpoint in Ridgeland

The Ridgeland Police Department conducted a Safety Checkpoint on Friday from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Sycamore St at Boat and RV.

ACC a free-for-all with upsets, injuries, last-minute wins

Clemson has fallen, and Miami is on the rise.

FILE - In this Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, file photo, Miami head coach Mark Richt watches during the second half of an NCAA College football game against Georgia Tech in Miami Gardens, Fla. Clemson has fallen, Miami is on the rise. Upsets, last-minute victories have made it a free-for-all race for the Atlantic Coast Conference crown, and there some unexpected contenders in the mix. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)