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U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle of Florida on Monday voided a mask mandate in planes, trains and public transport just days after the Center for Disease Control extended the mandate until May 3. Within hours, major airlines including Delta, Southwest and American, ended its mask requirements. The Transportation Security Administration will no longer enforce the mask mandate, the Biden Administration said. More: NBC  |  NPR  |  Associated Press.

In other headlines:

Second arrest made in Saturday Columbia mall shooting. Columbia police arrested Marquise Love Robinson in connection with one of the two major mass shootings over Easter weekend. Authorities reported nine shot and another six injured in the rush to exit Columbiana Centre in Columbia.

Dominion’s Sand Dunes Club receives bid $2.8M below original offer. The Sand Dunes Club on Sullivan’s Island, owned by Dominion Energy, was slated to sell to a company owned by Ben Navarro for $19 million. But new reports suggest the company plans to sell the property to the former Money Man Pawn owner for $16.2 million.

New evidence claims three different Tyrannosaurus species. A group of scientists, including a College of Charleston professor and alum, released a paper earlier this year claiming that three species of the Tyrannosaurus dinosaur existed. But other scientists remain skeptical of the claim, The Post and Courier is reporting.

Charleston County court cases still backed up. According to Charleston Police Chief Luther Reynolds, a backlog of court cases in thwarting justice in the Lowcountry. People are being arrested, but justice isn’t being served, he said. Attorney Kevin Smith believes it is the ongoing result of the pandemic, which closed the courts in March 2020.

Palms Apartment fire investigation delayed. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) was called in to investigate the fire at the Palms Apartments that displaced nearly 180 people in February but was delayed due to a major incident in Indiana, according to reports.


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