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McMaster warns people not to let their guards down on New Year’s Eve. Upstate doctors are urging residents to cancel NYE plans due to the lack of space to treat waves of coronavirus patients in area hospitals. Coronavirus case numbers are still on the rise across the entire state, particularly around large cities. Source: WYFF

Louisville officers involved in death of Breonna Taylor to be fired. Two Louisville officers involved in the botched raid that resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor. One of the officers was involved in the planning of the raid and the other fired the fatal shot, will be fired. Source: The New York Times

McConnell blocks vote on $2,000 relief checks amid pressure. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell provided only vague assurances that the Senate would “begin the process” of discussing increasing stimulus checks to $2,000. Meanwhile, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Americans could receive stimulus payments as early as tonight. Source: WBTW TV

Construction moving along on new Folly Beach pier. An area of Folly Beach has been blocked off, and construction workers were seen moving concrete beams into place as they work to complete the new fishing pier slated to be finished in spring 2023. Source: P+C