Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Agenda: National media descend on North Charleston; Rand Paul stopping by; The Masters tees off

Second white S.C. officer arrested for shooting black man

Posted by Sam Spence on Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 11:44 AM

click to enlarge NBC's Lester Holt talks with Feidin Santana, who took the video of Walter Scott's shooting - @LESTERHOLTNBC
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  • NBC's Lester Holt talks with Feidin Santana, who took the video of Walter Scott's shooting

The national media descended on North Charleston yesterday as national coverage of the Walter Scott shooting intensifies. NBC News, MSNBC, CNN, and others all broadcasted from in front of North Charleston City Hall Wednesday night, with NBC's Lester Holt interviewing the man who shot the infamous video of Scott's death. Source: NBC, MSNBC. CNN

While the nation remains focused on the developing Walter Scott case, a second S.C. law enforcement officer was arrested Tuesday. North Augusta public safety officer Justin Craven, who is white, was arrested on a felony charge of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle last February, killing Ernest Satterwhite, who is black, as he sat in his car in his driveway. Source: Washignton Post

The Masters tees off today in Augusta. With the world's best golfers on the pairings sheet this week, including a struggling Tiger Woods, many in the area are hoping for a good tournament. Masters week drives economic impact as far away as Columbia, says the local Business Report. Source: SB Nation, Augusta Chronicle, Columbia Business Report

The 18-year old USC freshman who was found dead in an off-campus house last month had a blood alcohol level of 0.375 percent, according to Richland County coroner's report. Source: The State

Congressman Mark Sanford may be softening his stance in favor of offshore seismic testing in a hunt for undersea oil and natural gas. Sanford told the P&C the number of coastal communities coming out against the idea "begins to top the scale." Source: P&C

Days after launching his campaign for the 2016 GOP presidential primary, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will be in the Charleston area today, stumping outside of The USS Yorktown at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. Source: AP, The State

P&C biz writer David Wren digs into the wages comparing non-union Boeing workers in South Carolina to their unionized counterparts in Washignton state, finding that local wages are less than on the West Coast. Boeing officials say that seniority can play a part in that disparity, but union officials discount company efforts to explain the difference. Source: P&C

Beginning this month, more than 13,000 employees at South Carolina Wal-Mart stores will see an increase in their pay. Source: P&C

A former chicken farmer who recently had his contract terminated has been arrested for breaking into other farms and changing climate control systems, killing more than 300,000 chickens. Source: The State


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