News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EST


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina utility struggling after sticking consumers with higher bills after failed plans to build a nuclear reactor now says it won’t give golden parachutes to executives who stepped down last month. Multiple media organizations reported that directors of SCANA Corp. decided not to award severance packages to former chief executive Kevin Marsh and operations chief Steve Byrne.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A 70-year-old man is dead after running back into a burning Columbia-area condo to rescue his sleeping wife. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Sunday that 70-year-old Harold Morse died of smoke inhalation due to the Saturday morning fire.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – There’s support for the Trump administration’s offshore drilling proposal among South Carolina’s mostly Republican congressional delegation, but not from the ones who represent the state’s coast. The Associated Press surveyed South Carolina lawmakers last week following Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s announcement that the administration would vastly expand offshore drilling from the Atlantic to the Arctic oceans and open federal waters off the California coast for the first time in decades.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) – Two North Carolina men charged with shooting into a strolling crowd in a South Carolina beach town are in jail on attempted murder charges. Multiple media organizations reported that 19-year-old Keyshawn Steele and 20-year-old Tyrone Steele were denied bond during a hearing Sunday in Myrtle Beach.

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