The tragic death of University of South Carolina student Samantha Josephson in late March has prompted calls from her family, state lawmakers and students to improve rideshare app safety. Josephson, who was 21 years old, got into a vehicle that she mistakenly believed was the Uber she had called for a ride home. She was found dead within hours of getting in the vehicle, on March 29. The driver of the vehicle, 24-year-old N...
The South Carolina State Legislature closed out their session at the end of June, 2018, with a flurry of activity. Among the many changes coming our way is legislation aimed at protecting our kids. Senate Bill 709, known as The School Safety Bill, and certain other budget provisos are supposed to keep our children more secure while they’re at school. New Safety Plans SB 709 now requires that every school district in SC ...
Indoor entertainment centers have become all the rage for kids' birthday parties, youth group outings and family vacation activities. One of the features swelling in popularity is the pit filled with blocks of polyurethane foam into which kids and some fun-loving adults hurl themselves. The foam is supposed to cushion one's landing, but many customers have found themselves with serious injuries after something went awry a...
Even now, more than seven years later, the tragedy of Taylor Cothran and his death from a fall through his USC dorm window remains a mystery. We know he fell, or seemingly was propelled, through his fifth floor window at about 3:00 a.m., his blanket-wrapped body landing on the roof of the dorm's first-floor cafeteria. We know he had used pot and maybe some other drugs that night. But we still don't know how he managed to...

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