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

February 6, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



CAYCE — The engineer killed in a train crash in South Carolina visited a counselor to help him cope after being rattled in a previous wreck less than a year before, his mother said. Michael Kempf ’s train hit a vehicle at a rail crossing in the first crash, Catherine Kempf, 86, said in a telephone interview Monday from the Savannah, Georgia, home she shared with her son and his wife. By Meg Kinnard And Emery P. Dalesio. SENT: 660 words. AP Photos SCJB101, SCJB104, SCJB103, SCJB102.




— FALSE TSUNAMI WARNING, from UNDATED — Some people on the East Coast got a push alert on their phones about a tsunami warning, but the National Weather Service says it was just a test. Meteorologist Hendricus Lulofs said there was a glitch Tuesday during a routine test. SENT: 130 words.

— CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTING-BASEBALL, from NORTH CHARLESTON — Charleston Southern University has dedicated its baseball complex to honor a former player’s mother who was killed in the 2015 church shooting in Charleston. SENT: 130 words.

— STRIP CLUB-TOILET DAMAGE, from MYRTLE BEACH — A man is accused of causing massive flooding at a South Carolina strip club through the destruction of a toilet. SENT: 130 words.

— ARREST INVESTIGATED, from NORTH CHARLESTON — Officials are investigating a deputy’s use of force in the arrest of a man charged with drug possession. SENT: 130 words.


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