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BC-SC--South Carolina News Digest, SC

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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

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SLAVERY ALLEGATION-SOUTH CAROLINA

COLUMBIA — A white South Carolina restaurant manager has pleaded guilty to abusing and enslaving a mentally challenged black employee. The U.S. Department of Justice says Bobby Paul Edwards of Conway pleaded guilty Monday to one count of forced labor. Prosecutors say Edwards admitted using violence, threats, isolation and intimidation to compel a man with an intellectual disability to work for more than 100 hours a week without pay. By Meg Kinnard. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— DEPUTY CHARGED-PEDESTRIAN, from ANDERSON — A sheriff’s deputy in South Carolina has been ticketed after she struck a teen with her vehicle. SENT: 130 words.

— GOVERNOR-SOUTH CAROLINA-SMITH, from COLUMBIA — A progressive veterans’ group is endorsing Democratic state Rep. James Smith in the South Carolina’s governor’s race. SENT: 130 words.

— RECREATION DIRECTOR INDICTED, from COLUMBIA — More sexual misconduct charges have been filed against the former director of a county recreation commission in South Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— SOUTH CAROLINA BOAT WRECK, from COLUMBIA — Two lawsuits have been settled after a crash on a South Carolina lake that killed two men last year. SENT: 130 words.

— SHRIMP SEASON, from CHARLESTON — South Carolina officials say they are uncertain when the state’s commercial shrimp catching season will be open. SENT: 130 words.

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ELECTION TESTING

AP is moving election test reports for the June 12 South Carolina primary election on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online.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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