Charleston is apparently one of the worst cities of its size for traffic, according to a new Texas A&M study, with local drivers spending an average of 41 hours on traffic delays. Source: USA Today

South Carolina’s demand for concealed weapons permits appears to be cooling, with 20,000 fewer permits issued in 2014 than in the previous year. Source: G’ville News

A state task force on domestic violence has issued 50 recommendations to help the state cut down on domestic violence. Source: AP, P&C

Today is election day in the special primary to choose the Democratic candidate for Senate District 45, left open by the June killing of Sen. Clementa Pinckney at Mother Emanuel. The winner of today’s primary and probable runoff will be the likely successor in the heavily Democratic district. Source: Island

USC has suspended recruitment for 13 of the school’s 17 largest fraternities after allegedly holding unsanctioned events that included alcohol. Source: The State

The president of the Charleston School of Law has resigned his post after less than four months on the job, citing “personal circumstances.” School spokesman Andy Brack reportedly said in a statement that the school is “moving forward with new, positive leadership.” Source: CRBJ

The Coastal Carolina University Chanticleers will jump to the Sun Belt conference next year, a move seen as an attempt to enhance the school’s football program. Source: AP

Record rains drenched the Charleston area yesterday, forcing the evacuation of one North Charleston mobile home park and prompting the American Red Cross to open emergency shelters for displaced families. Source: P&C

The site of Charleston Cooks! at the corner of East Bay and Cumberland Streets would be transformed into a five-story hotel under a proposal submitted to the city BAR. The downtown store and its Greenville counterpart remain under ownership of Dick Elliott, who sold his portfolio of restaurants, which included nearby High Cotton and SNOB, earlier this year. Source: P&C