by Sam Spence
Flooding - City officials say that long-awaited improvements to the city's infrastructure that would relieve downtown flooding during times of heavy rain should be finished by 2020. The P&C has a Q&A with city Public Service Director Laura Cabiness on the subject.
Dreamliner - For the second time in a week, a 787 Dreamliner was forced to divert because of oil problems (WaPo/AP), this time on a London-Houston United Airlines flight.
MUSC Children's Hospital ranked - U.S. News and World Report ranked MUSC Children's Hospital (CRBJ) among the nations best in three areas in its most recent top-50 rankings of the country's best children's medical centers.
Swim at your own risk - Lifeguards from across the state (AP) are scheduled to compete in the SC Recreation and Park Association's lifeguard competition in Mount Pleasant and Isle of Palms today.
2014 Senate - With both the state's U.S. Senators up for election next year, candidates are beginning to consider their chances (P&C) and announce their campaigns to beat Tim Scott or Lindsey Graham.
Good Business Summit - Entrepreneurs and local business professionals gathered at the Charleston Museum yesterday (CRBJ) for the inaugural Good Business Summit, hosted by Lowcountry Local First. Attendees sat in on panels and talks discussing company culture and ongoing innovation at the day-long conference.
Plane crash - Two died late yesterday (AP) afternoon when a training flight from Charleston Executive Airport to Georgetown crashed in a wooded area near highway 17 in Awendaw. The NTSB is reportedly investigating (P&C) the crash.
TB outbreaks - A few weeks after a TB-infected worker at a Greenwood-area school triggered DHEC treatment of a large portion of the surrounding community and a handful of resulting lawsuits (State), health officials are now focused on a homeless shelter (Sun News) in Myrtle Beach after getting word that a former shelter client is being treated for the bacterial infection in Georgia.