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Wildlife Officials Help Move Manatees from South Carolina Coastal River

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) – Wildlife officials have moved 10 manatees found near a warm water discharge pipe in a South Carolina coastal river back to their more traditional winter home in Florida. SeaWorld officials said veterinarians checked each one of the manatees captured last week near the Kapstone Paper and Packaging mill on the Cooper River. Officials told media outlets…

Arrest Made After ACC Championship Fight Video Goes Viral

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Charlotte police have made an arrest after a fight in the stands of the ACC Championship football game that was seen by thousands on social media. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department spokesman Keith Trietley said stadium officials notified police about the disturbance in a seating section. Trietley says officers determined Reed Fletcher was a primary aggressor and arrested…

Officer Who Shot, Killed Unarmed Man Set to Learn Sentence

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former South Carolina police officer will soon learn how long he’ll spend in prison for the shooting death – captured on video by a witness – of an unarmed motorist. A sentencing hearing is scheduled to begin in Charleston on Monday for Michael Slager, the former North Charleston police officer in jail since pleading guilty…

Hurricane Season Ends

MIAMI (AP) – It’s the last day of an intense and destructive hurricane season that included 17 named storms. While the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season wraps up Thursday, it will be remembered for a deadly trio of storms _ Harvey, Irma and Maria _ that ravaged Texas, Floridam, Puerto Rico and numerous other islands. The storms killed hundreds and caused…

Co-founder of Ice Bucket Challenge dies

The ALS Association says a man credited as one of the co-founders of the viral Ice Bucket Challenge, which swept social media in 2014, has died after a yearslong battle with the condition known as Lou Gerhig’s disease. Anthony Senerchia was 46.