A man serving a life sentence for kidnapping his attorney and a string of other crimes has escaped from the state’s Dorchester County maximum security prison, the second time he’s fled a S.C. max-security facility. Source: NYT, The State

The Trump White House has reportedly discussed bailing out Japanese-owned Toshiba subsidiary Westinghouse in an effort to salvage the $14 billion expansion of a Midlands nuclear plant. Source: Lexington County Chronicle

With S.C. lawmakers not returning to Columbia to address vetoes handed down by Gov. Henry McMaster, S.C. students will continue riding in roughly 900 school buses deemed ‘fire-prone.’ S.C. politicians added money for new buses to the state budget, but McMaster vetoed the funds. Source: The State

Free glasses being given out by local libraries have been claimed, a system spokesperson says. More are being ordered to provide a safe way to observe the August eclipse. Source: P&C

S.C. police officers are going through required training to be able to identify mental illness and react accordingly. Source: AP

Charleston carriage horses were pulled from the streets briefly yesterday as summer temperatures climbed to 95 degrees. Source: P&C

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