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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Charleston.

Thursday
Aug282014

Six Arrested on Drug Charges

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Six people were arrested on drug-related charges during an operation by Charleston Police last week.

According to police, the arrests were made between last Thursday and Saturday, in the area of America and South Streets.

The suspects arrested have been identified as: Montay Harley, 25, Delano McPherson, 26, Antonio Murphy, 23, Davonte Reid, 19, Joshua Smalls, also 19, and Brian Wilson, 24.

Harley is charged with distribution of heroin, while the others are charged with distribution of cocaine base.


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Thursday
Aug282014

Police Make Arrest, Recover Items in Charleston Apartment Burglary

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Police have made an arrest in a burglary that occurred at a Charleston apartment last week.

Austin John Benton has been charged with second-degree burglary and petit larceny in the burglary that happened at a home on the 300 block of King Street on Aug. 21, Charleston Police said in a statement.

A television and a skateboard that were stolen from the apartment have been recovered, according to police.


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Wednesday
Aug272014

Stray Kitten Exposes Four People to Rabies in Laurens County 

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- Officials referred four people in Laurens County to health care providers after a stray kitten exposed the individuals to rabies.

The animal tested positive for the disease, state health officials announced Wednesday. It's the sixth animal to test positive in Laurens County in 2014.

"Rabies is a threat to humans, pets and wild animals," said Sandra Craig, representative with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. "All pet owners should have their dogs, cats and ferrets vaccinated regularly as required by state law. It is extremely important to the health of your pet, your family and you that pet vaccinations are kept up-to-date."

There have been 92 confirmed cases of rabies in South Carolina this year, compared to 124 incidences in 2013.


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Wednesday
Aug272014

Police Make Second Arrest in Downtown Robbery

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Police have made a second arrest Wednesday in a robbery that occurred in downtown Charleston earlier this month.

Rockene Lamont Ladson, 27, was arrested and charged with two counts of armed robbery.

The charges stem from a robbery on Aug. 3 on Wentworth Street. Police said two people were walking to a home on the street around 2 a.m., when they were robbed at gunpoint by two men, who made off with the victims' wallets and a cellphone.

Issac Nathaniel Toomer, Jr., also 27, is the other person who was arrested for the crime. Toomer is  charged with two counts of armed robbery.


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Wednesday
Aug272014

Driver Charged After Car & Train Collide in North Charleston

(NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- A driver has been charged after a car and train collided in North Charleston on Wednesday morning.

Police said the car was westbound on East Montague Avenue when its driver tried to turn onto Gaynor Avenue, and the car ended up on the railroad tracks. A train then hit the car.

Police said no injuries were reported.

The driver of the car was charged with careless operation.


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