After an innocent man served 24 years in prison and a prosecutor’s change of heart, Doug O’Neal was released from prison. Originally arrested under suspicion of being a serial killer, O’Neal was prosecuted and sentenced for a different murder he didn’t commit. The prosecutor, Jim Morton, reexamined the evidence nearly a quarter century later, he decided the case was flimsy and advocated for O’Neal’s release. The story, from South Carolina Public Radio, is definitely worth a read. Source: SC Public Radio
The Charleston Battery has a new owner and has announced a new partnership with the College of Charleston to allow the professional team to use the College’s facility at Patriots Point. Source: P&C
Doctors are warning that the symptoms of the flu and vaping-related illness are often similar – including coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea, and vomiting – leading to fears that doctors may misdiagnose one disease for the other. Source: WISTV
If Republicans keep their majority in the Senate, Sen. Lindsey Graham has said that for the next term, he would give his position as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee back to Sen. Chuck Grassley. Source: Politico
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