The Daily Gamecock

In Brief: 4/12/16

SC women lose billions to gender wage gap

South Carolina women lose more than $5.5 billion because of the gender wage gap, WLTX reports. The figure came from a survey by the National Partnership for Women and Families. On average, a woman is paid $8,200 less annually doing the same job as a man. African-American women make 57 cents for every dollar white men make in full-time, year-round jobs. The same study found that Oklahoma, Montana and Michigan also have high wage gaps.

North Augusta officer pleads guilty in fatal 2014 shooting

A North Augusta police officer has pleaded guilty in connection with the fatal shooting of a black driver after a police chase, the Associated Press reports. Officer Justin Craven pleaded to misconduct in office. He was sentenced to three years on probation and 80 hours of community service. In February 2014, Craven shot 68-year-old Ernest Satterwhite after a 15-minute police chase.

Unidentified man found along highway in Newberry County

Newberry County authorities are investigating the discovery of an elderly black man's body Monday morning, The State reports. The unidentified man was killed by a gunshot wound and was found along U.S. 176 near Molly's Rock Picnic Area. The sheriff's office said that an autopsy will be performed Tuesday.