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Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Charleston.

Monday
Sep292014

Officials Caution Drivers on High Tide Conditions

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- The City of Charleston Emergency Management officials are urging area motorists to exercise caution while driving Monday.

As high tide approaches at noon, the forecast calls for continued rain with above-average tides, making for dangerous driving conditions, according to Charleston Police.

"Motorists are asked to stay aware of the weather and if warranted consider alternate plans before beginning their travel," officials said in a statement.

Travelers are also encouraged to avoid areas of standing water.


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Monday
Sep292014

One Dead, Five Injured in Colleton County Shooting

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- One person was killed and five others were injured during a shooting in Colleton County.

According to the Post and Courier, the Sunday morning shooting occurred at a home.

Elijah Michael, 27, of Walterboro, was found dead from several gunshot wounds.

Five men, between the ages of 16 and 20, were also injured.

The shooting remains under investigation.


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Monday
Sep292014

Police: Body Found in Sleeping Bag

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- A man was reportedly found dead in a sleeping bag on Friday.

According to the Charleston Police Department, the body was found around 9 a.m. under the I-26 overpass near Heriot.

No trauma was noticeable and foul play is not suspected.


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Friday
Sep262014

Man Wanted for Downtown Robbery, Shooting Surrenders

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- A man who was being sought in connection with a shooting and robbery earlier this month has surrendered to police.

Charleston Police said Adrian White turned himself in on Thursday, and has been charged with armed robbery, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

The charges stem from an incident on Sept. 11 in the area of Bogard and President Streets, where a man was shot in both legs and robbed of his money.


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Friday
Sep262014

Greenville County Resident Exposed to Rabies by Infected Bat

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- The state Department of Health and Environmental Control is warning South Carolinians to be cautious outdoors after a resident was exposed to rabies by a rabid bat in Greenville County.

The case was reported on Thursday, the department said.

"Rabid bats have been known to transmit the virus to humans," according to Sandra Craig of the department's Bureau of Environmental Health Services.

Residents are advised to avoid wild animals and tame animals acting wildly. Anyone who may have been exposed to rabies -- by a bite, scratch or through the saliva of a possibly infected animal is urged to wash the area with soap and water and seek medical attention.

There were 124 cases of animal rabies confirmed in 2013, and 105 thus far during 2014.


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