A judge hears a change of venue request from defense attorneys for Michael Slager today. Jury selection is scheduled to start on Oct. 31. Source: AP
Answering Donald Trump's refusal to say he'll accept results of the presidential election and that the contest will be rigged, Gov. Nikki Haley said yesterday, "This election is not rigged, and it's irresponsible to say that it is." Source: P&C
DHEC is blaming an unnamed staffer for language that got into proposals for state abortion law changes, specifically saying that lawmakers did not add the proposals that would have required some women to get their husbands' permission and take an STD test before legally having an abortion. Source: P&C
But the P&C's Brian Hicks isn't buying it: "Who knew the South Carolina Legislature had so much medical expertise?"
Planners of the massive Lorelei mixed-use real estate development will unveil their designs for the high-end site at the eastern end of Romney Street that could one day include about 4,000 homes and space for businesses. Source: P&C
North Charleston officials are generally in favor of a plan to redevelop a former shopping mall site to include a new grocery store on lower Rivers Avenue, but they want more info. Source: P&C
In Abbeville, S.C., where one of the first secession proposals was signed and where Jefferson Davis plotted the final days of the Civil War, the local town council has approved a memorial marking the site of the brutal 1916 lynching of a black man. Source: AP
In an op-ed published by the P&C, Charleston County Council Chairman Elliott Summey says "I am 100 percent for the 526 extension and always will be" despite secretly recorded meetings that appear to capture him 'playing both sides.'
The former secretary at Emanuel AME is suing the church after she was fired shortly after the 2015 shooting when she spoke up about the church's handling of donations that were pouring in. Source: P&C, WBTW
Construction has begun on Blackbaud's new Daniel Island headquarters. Source: Daniel Island News
Upstate Congressman Trey Gowdy was a topic of conversation in the days before the Benghazi hearing. Source: The State
Video and other records in the Townville Elementary shooting is reportedly not being released. Source: Anderson Independent-Mail
Sorry, North Charleston. You're not getting a new Catawba bingo hall. (Yet.) Source: P&CIf you're thinking about writing in your vote in the general election next month, think again. Source: The State
A third College of Charleston fraternity has reportedly been disciplined due to violations concerning alcohol, drugs, and hazing. Source: P&C
The Department of Justice will be in North Charleston next month to discuss a proposal to improve relationships between local police and the community. Source: P&C
P&C editorial: "No, the election's not rigged"
Ohio State election law expert on election rigging: "I think it's extraordinarily unlikely"
Samantha Holvey, a former Miss USA contestant who now lives in Mount Pleasant, told CNN last week that former pageant owner Donald Trump regularly appeared in backstage areas where contestants were preparing and would "look you over from head to toe like we were just meat, we were just sexual objects, that we were not people." Source: P&C, CNN
The FBI will ask a judge to dismiss the lawsuit against the agency alleging negligence in last summer's Emanuel AME church shooting. Accused shooter Dylann Roof was reportedly allowed to buy a gun after a federal background check was not completed within a time window allowed under S.C. law. Source: AP
Yesterday, Congressman Jeff Duncan, a Trump supporter, assailed the media, tweeting "Thank God for Wikileaks - doing the job that MSM WON'T!" Duncan clarified that he's not praising Wikileaks leader Julian Assange, but said "MSM Major Networks" are "in collusion" with the Clinton campaign. Source: CNN, P&C