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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Charleston.

Wednesday
Nov262014

North Charleston Automobile Dealer Charged with Money Laundering

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- A 59-year-old automobile dealer in North Charleston, S.C., faces money laundering charges after he allegedly sold a car to an individual claiming to be a drug dealer.

John Nick, of Huger, S.C. allegedly took $40,000 in cash from a person who claimed to be a drug dealer in 2010, and then covered up the transaction by titling the car in the name of a nominee, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Federal prosecutors say the title was made to appear as if the car was purchased with an $8,500 cash down payment and balance financed.


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Wednesday
Nov262014

Authorities Call for Patience on Slick SC Roads

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- Authorities are urging motorists to take it easy on slick South Carolina roads this Thanksgiving holiday.

"The rain and anticipated heavy travel are factors that everyone needs to consider in their travel plans today," South Carolina Department of Public Safety (SCDPS) Director Leroy Smith said in a statement. "We urge you to build in extra time and patience, especially when traveling on interstates."

Officials said as of Wednesday morning there were already some reports of minor collisions on interstates, which caused traffic delays.

According to the SCDPS, the official holiday travel period runs from 6 p.m. Wednesday to midnight Sunday.


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Wednesday
Nov262014

One Dead in Shooting at Summerville Bar

(SUMMERVILLE, S.C.) -- One person is dead following a shooting at a bar and lounge in Summerville early Wednesday morning.

Police said in published reports that when they responded to The Ville sports bar and lounge shortly before 2:30 a.m. they spotted a vehicle with two occupants leaving the scene.

Officers reportedly stopped the vehicle, and one of the occupants was found shot, and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.


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Tuesday
Nov252014

New Bicycle Ordinance to Take Effect Dec. 1

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Bikers are being reminded that beginning next Monday a new bicycle parking ordinance takes effect along King Street in Charleston.

The ordinance prohibits parking or locking bicycles to street trees, street lights, stop signs, meters and other legal encroachments on the sidewalk of King Street between Calhoun and Market Streets.

Officials said bikes found in violation of the ordinance will be removed and taken to the Charleston Police Department. Bike owners will also have to pay a storage fee of $45 to have their bicycles returned.


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Tuesday
Nov252014

Kiswire, Inc. Planning Expansion of Newberry County Facility

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- A manufacturer of steel cord and bead wire will add up to 45 new jobs in the next phase of an expansion of its Newberry County facility.

Kiswire, Inc. will spend $30 million to add 170,000 square feet to its Plating Operation Building on Twin Springs Road in Newberry, S.C.

The facility will convert high carbon steel rod through a process that involves drawing, heat treating, and electro-plating to supply the current building. Construction is expected to begin in December 2014.

“Kiswire is a great South Carolina company that has been operating in our state for 15 years and their expansion is further proof that companies in the tire industry continue to find success here,” said S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley in a statement.  

Upon completion of this expansion, Kiswire, Inc. will employ approximately 200 people between its two Newberry locations.


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