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AP-SC--South Carolina News Digest, SC

June 8, 2018

Hello! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Skip Foreman.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date.

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COLUMBIA — A few days remain until Republican South Carolina voters pick their candidate for this fall’s gubernatorial election. Gov. Henry McMaster is on top in recent polling but isn’t above the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff. By Meg Kinnard. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 770 words by 4 p.m. AP Photos GAAUG203, SCCHA101, GAAUG202, SCCHA111, SCCHA110.


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A woman who kidnapped a newborn from a Florida hospital two decades ago and raised the child as her own was sentenced Friday to 18 years for kidnapping. She will also serve five years concurrently on a charge of custody interference. Gloria Williams was sentenced for the kidnapping of Kamiyah Mobley from a hospital in Jacksonville in July 1998. SENT: 460 words. Note South Carolina angle.

911 WOES

GREENVILLE — When you call 911 in Greenville County, routinely the dispatcher who answers must make a quick and potentially life-threatening decision: Answer your call for emergency assistance or help a sheriff’s deputy with information about someone speeding. “Potentially, you could be choosing between a caller who has a baby choking versus a deputy who has a traffic stop. I don’t think I should ever be choosing which one to listen to,” said Stormie Satterfield, a dispatcher at the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office 911 center. “As somebody calling in as a Greenville County citizen, I would feel very discouraged to ever call back.” By Daniel J. Gross, The Greenville News. SENT: 2,250 words as an AP Member Exchange.


— BEATING DEATH ARREST, from ROCK HILL — A North Carolina man has been arrested in the beating death of a man in South Carolina earlier this week. SENT: 130 words.

— BATHROOM SHOOTING DEATH, from MYRTLE BEACH — One man has been killed and two people are being questioned after a shooting near a public bathroom close to a South Carolina beach. SENT: 130 words.

— IMMIGRATION STATUS-CONVICTION, from COLUMBIA — The South Carolina Supreme Court has overturned a man’s conviction for fondling a girl because his attorneys were not allowed to question an accuser’s mother about her immigration status. SENT: 130 words.

— DEPUTIES HURT-CRASH, from GREENVILLE — Two sheriff’s deputies in South Carolina have been hurt when authorities said a suspect driving a stolen car rammed several patrol cars. SENT: 130 words.



AP is moving election test reports for the June 12 South Carolina primary election on Monday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory sent Mondays prior to testing, found in advisory queues: BC-SC_South Carolina Primary Election Testing / AP-SC_South Carolina Primary Election Testing.


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