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AP-SC--South Carolina News Digest, SC

May 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 group of pastors has admonished South Carolina state senators for failing to pass legislation that would have banned virtually all abortions in the state. The South Carolina Pastors Alliance held a press conference Wednesday in the Statehouse calling out senators who failed to pass the personhood bill that stipulated life begins at conception and an embryo would have all the rights of a citizen. By Christina L. Myers. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.


HILTON HEAD ISLAND — A 10-year-old boy was bitten by a shark while splashing in waist-deep water along the South Carolina coast, according to the boy’s mother. Tonya Turrell told the Island Packet of Hilton Head that her son Jei was bitten in the right forearm while he and his brother were playing Sunday on Hilton Head Island. SENT: 300 words.


— TRIPLE FATAL, from ST. MATTHEWS — A coroner has released the names of three people killed in a wreck in South Carolina earlier this week. SENT: 130 words.

— TAX EVASION CHARGES, from CONWAY — A South Carolina woman in prison after an embezzlement plea now faces tax fraud charges. SENT: 130 words.

— CAR SHOOTING ARREST, from LANCASTER — A 16-year-old has been arrested in a car shooting in South Carolina that left one man dead and a woman wounded. SENT: 130 words.

— PRISON RIOT, from COLUMBIA — Another inmate stabbed during a prison riot that left seven inmates dead is suing the South Carolina Department of Corrections. SENT: 130 words.

— PANTHERS TRAINING CAMP, from SPARTANBURG — The impending sale of the Carolina Panthers could change the team’s long-term policy of holding summer training in South Carolina. SENT: 130 words.

— BRIDGE-CABLE SNAPPED, from MOUNT PLEASANT — The closure of a bridge near the South Carolina coast where a cable snapped has stretched commutes that usually take minutes into hours while officials prepare to repair it. SENT: 130 words.


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