Local Updates from ABC News Radio for Charleston.


Officials: More Closures for Bees Ferry Road in September 

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Drivers using Bees Ferry Road will see more lane closures in September, according to Charleston County officials.

Starting Sept. 2 through Sept. 5, nighttime lane closures are set to shut down the road between Glenn McConnell and the Charleston County landfill for final striping. Work is scheduled between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.

For the rest of the month, from Sept. 8 until Sept. 30, closures will occur on Bees Ferry Road between Glenn McConnell Parkway and S.C. Highway 61. Additional operations may be implemented on Ashley River Road and Shadowmoss Parkway.

Motorists are asked to be aware of equipment and crews in the area, along with speed limit reductions and traffic signs.

Widening of Bees Ferry began in January 2012 and is estimated for completed at the end of October.

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Garbage Collection Delayed by One Day in Charleston

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Garbage collection will be delayed a bit this week in Charleston, due to the observance of Labor Day by the City.

The City has announced that this week residential garbage collection will be delayed by one day, with Friday bulk collection routes being collected on Saturday instead.

Residents are advised to place garbage out for collection by 6:30 a.m. on collection day.

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Fewer Road Deaths in South Carolina this Summer

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- This year the period dubbed the "100 Deadly Days of Summer" by South Carolina authorities, hasn't been as deadly as years past.

With Labor Day marking the unofficial end of summer, the South Carolina Department of Public Safety is reporting that from Memorial Day to Last Friday, there were 172 road deaths reported in the state so far this summer. This represents a 16 percent decrease in road fatalities for the same period last year, when the figure stood at 204.

In 2012 there were reportedly 197 road deaths in South Carolina over the same period.

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Bluffton Bank Robbery Suspects Arrested in Georgia

(BLUFFTON, S.C.) -- Two Bluffton bank robbery suspects have been arrested in Georgia.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office reports that 41-year-old James Gable and 44-year-old John Bennett were apprehended at a motel in Pooler, Georgia on Tuesday.

Gable was charged for the August 22 robbery of Sun Trust Bank in Bluffton and the July 14 robbery of a TD Bank in Bluffton. Bennett was arrested and charged for accessory after the fact for the robbery of Sun Trust Bank.

Gable and Bennett are awaiting extradition back to South Carolina.

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Fire Guts North Charleston Home

(NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed a home in North Charleston on Friday morning.

Officials from the Ashley River Fire Department said in published reports that by the time crews arrived on the scene, the home located on Saddle Creek Court, was already engulfed in flames.

Three people and three dogs managed to safely escape the burning structure.

There were no reports of injury.

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