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Thursday
Apr172014

Summerville Bank Robbed

(SUMMERVILLE, S.C.) -- Police are investigating a bank robbery that took place in Summerville on Thursday afternoon.

The robbery happened around 12:40 p.m. at a BB&T bank, located on Dorchester Road. Summerville Police said in published reports that a man robbed the bank of an undisclosed amount of money and then fled the scene.

There were no immediate arrests.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Clemson's New President to Be Installed on Graduation Day

(CLEMSON, S.C.) -- The new president of Clemson University is set to be officially installed next month during the university's spring commencement ceremonies.

In an online statement, the school said Dr. James Clements will be installed as the 15th president of the university on May 9.

Dr. Clements will reportedly deliver his inaugural address in three short segments at each of the graduation ceremonies being held that day.

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Thursday
Apr172014

North Charleston Man Charged with Obstruction of Justice

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- A North Charleston man was arrested and charged with obstruction of justice in connection with a robbery from earlier this month.

According to the Charleston Police Department, Darrian Marquis Mitchell, 20, provided detectives with incorrect information in an effort to mislead them. The false statements involved his whereabouts before and after the April 4 robbery at Chalmers Street and State Street.

Mitchell also gave incorrect information about his association to the robbers.

According to police, the victim in the robbery had his iPhone and other possessions stolen at about 11:45 p.m. on April 4.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery is asked to call (843) 743-7200.

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Dept. of Health Wants Public Assistance to Track West Nile Virus

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control is asking for the public's help in tracking the arrival of the West Nile virus this season.

"Anyone can help us track West Nile virus by submitting dead blue jays, crows, house sparrows and house finches for testing," said Chris Evans, an entomologist with the S.C. DHEC Bureau of Laboratories.

The DHEC website provides the public with instructions to safely gather and transport a bird to the nearest public health department for testing. By asking the public to assist in the tracking of dead birds, the DHEC believes it can cover a wider area and locate the virus before it infects humans.

Officials also recommend removing stagnating water, flowerpots, buckets or any other items that contain water, keeping birdbaths and pet bowls clean, clearing fallen leaves and debris and ensuring outdoor trash cans have tight-fitting lids.  

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Wednesday
Apr162014

Charleston Police Make Arrest in Apartment Burglary

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Charleston Police have made an arrest in a burglary that occurred at a local apartment earlier this month.

Stephon Brown, 27, has been arrested and charged with second-degree burglary and property crime enhancement, Charleston Police announced Tuesday.

The charge stems from a burglary at an apartment on North Woodmere Drive on April 2, in which video game equipment and a video game were stolen.

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