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AP-SC--South Carolina News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, SC

July 12, 2018


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Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in South Carolina. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to interim Carolinas News Editor Jeffrey Collins at 803-603-8675 or at jscollins@ap.org. Jack Jones is on the desk, followed by Skip Foreman at 2 p.m.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



COLUMBIA — A white supremacist has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for illegally buying a gun authorities say he planned to use in an attack similar to the South Carolina church shootings. U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon says 31-year-old Benjamin McDowell was sentenced Wednesday to 33 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a weapon. By Meg Kinnard. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by noon.


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago. The Justice Department told Congress in a report in March it is reinvestigating Till’s slaying in Money, Mississippi, in 1955 after receiving “new information.” The case was closed in 2007 with authorities saying the suspects were dead; a state grand jury didn’t file any new charges. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 850 words. AP Photos NYHK401, NYHK402, NYHK403.



— SCHOOL GUARD-SEX ASSAULT, from CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A school security guard from South Carolina has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl at a North Carolina school a number of times this year. SENT: 130 words.

— ATM INSTALLER-THEFT, from YORK — A South Carolina man who installed ATMs for a bank has been arrested and charged with taking almost $16,000 from the machines. SENT: 130 words.

— SOUTH CAROLINA-TUITION, from COLUMBIA — The University of South Carolina is raising undergraduate tuition costs for the coming year nearly 3 percent. SENT: 130 words.

— SHRIMP FESTIVALS, from BEAUFORT — A mayor on South Carolina’s coast and a chamber of commerce are in a dispute over the ownership of a shrimp festival. SENT: 130 words.


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