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9 die from flu in South Carolina last week

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — State health officials say nine people have died from the flu in South Carolina in the past week.

York County Sheriff's Office Detective Michael R. Doty. York County Sheriff's Office

Lattimore joins South Carolina football staff

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina record-holder Marcus Lattimore is returning to the Gamecocks as director of player development and life skills.

Siobhan Egan/Special to JCST Marcus Lattimore, shown here on Thanksgiving Day in Ridgeland when he helped feed 875 people, is returning to the Gamecocks as director of player development and life skills.

South Carolina soldier dies in Iraq

FORT MILL, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a soldier from South Carolina who had been stationed in Texas has been killed in Iraq.

SCE&G urges energy conservation in cold snap

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina utility is urging customers to conserve energy use during a cold snap that could strain electricity systems.

The Latest: Bridges thaw, but cold staying in Carolinas

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on wintery weather and cold temperatures in the Carolinas (all times local):

Open container law waived if Clemson makes championship game

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — If Clemson University’s football team makes it to the national championship game, fans can toast in the streets.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2017, file photo, Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant (2) dives into the end zone for a touchdown while North Carolina State’s Shawn Boone (24) looks on during the first half of an NCAA college football game, in Raleigh, N.C. Clemson will likely have a quarterback, two wide receivers and a running back starting their first playoff game at the Sugar Bowl against Alabama. But coach Dabo Swinney thinks Clemson’s wins at Virginia Tech, Louisville and North Carolina State and a likely playoff elimination game in the ACC championship show the 2017 Tigers can handle the pressure. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Authorities: Multiple people killed in train derailment

<p>TACOMA, Wash. (AP) &mdash; The Latest on an Amtrak train derailment in Washington state (all times local): </p>

This photo provided by Danae Orlob shows an Amtrak train that derailed south of Seattle on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Authorities reported “injuries and casualties.” The train derailed about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Seattle before 8 a.m., spilling at least one train car on to busy Interstate 5. (Danae Orlob via AP)

South Carolina deputy kills suspect in domestic disturbance

<p>YORK, S.C. (AP) &mdash; A South Carolina sheriff&rsquo;s deputy has shot a killed a man after responding to a domestic disturbance call.</p>

The Latest: Power company wants to cut South Carolina rates

CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. plans after failed nuclear project (all times local):

S. Carolina officials announce 1st flu death of season

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina health officials have confirmed the state’s first flu-related death this flu season.

California gunman’s wife found dead; death toll climbs to 5

RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — The wife of a gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a Northern California town was found dead inside their home, authorities announced Wednesday, raising the death toll from the attack to five.

Yellow tags mark where bullet casings found at one of the scenes of a shooting spree at Rancho Tehama Reserve, near Corning, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Law enforcement says that five people, including the shooter were killed, and several people including some children were injured during the shooting spree that occurred at multiple locations. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

The Latest: Witness: Gunman opened fire on truck near California school

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on deadly shootings in Northern California (all times local):

Traffic backs up outside Rancho Tehama, Calif., after multiple people were killed in a shooting Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (Jim Schultz/The Record Searchlight via AP)

State Sen. Campbell disputes DUI, says he wasn’t driving

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Troopers say a South Carolina state senator charged with driving under the influence had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit, but Sen. Paul Campbell said that doesn’t matter because he wasn’t driving.

Sen. Paul Campbell is seen in an undated photo provided by the Charleston County Jail. Troopers say Campbell, a South Carolina senator charged with driving under the influence, had a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit on Saturday night, Nov. 4. Campbell told troopers investigating the crash and reporters later that his wife was driving. Authorities say the 71-year-old Goose Creek Republican switched seats with his wife after the wreck. They are both charged with providing false information. (Charleston County Jail via AP)

Texas officials confirm suspect’s ID as Devin Patrick Kelley

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the church shooting in Texas (all times local):

Mona Rodriguez holds her 12-year-old son, J Anthony Hernandez, during a candlelight vigil held for the victims of a fatal shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP)

Man accused of enslaving mentally disabled cafeteria worker

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina restaurant manager has been charged with abusing and enslaving a mentally challenged employee, according to information released Wednesday by federal authorities.

The Latest: Hurricane Irma now a not-so-monstrous Category 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Irma (all times local):

This photo provided by Michael Sechler shows a stranded manatee in Manatee County, Fla., Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017. The mammal was stranded after waters receded from the Florida bay as Hurricane Irma approached. (Michael Sechler via AP)

Laws expand concealed guns to public facilities

Starting Saturday, concealed guns are allowed at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public buildings and bus stations in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol as new laws took effect continuing the steady expansion of gun rights in Republican-controlled states.

In this June 27, 2017 photo, a semi-automatic rifle is displayed with a 25 shot magazine, left, and a 10 shot magazine, right, at a gun store in Elk Grove, Calif. A federal judge is blocking a California law set to go into effect Saturday, July 1, that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines. San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said in ruling Thursday, June 29, that the law banning possession of magazines containing more than 10 bullets would have made criminals of thousands of otherwise law-abiding citizens who now own the magazines. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

North Charleston police: Girlfriend found dead inside man’s apartment

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina police identify the woman found dead inside an apartment after they persuaded a man barricaded inside to leave as his girlfriend.