The Agenda: Suspected Va. gunman called Mother Emanuel "tipping point"; State looking at Ashley Madison emails

"The church shooting was the tipping point..."

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Charleston officials will hear from the public tonight at the Citadel about a proposed bike lane that could be installed along the inbound Ashley River bridge. Source: P&C

State officials are reportedly combing through data from the Ashley Madison breach last week, looking for government email addresses that may have been used to access the matchmaking site for married couples looking for an affair. Source: G'ville News

The man suspected of killing two central Virginia journalists during a live broadcast Wednesday reportedly said in a rambling fax sent to ABC News that he was moved to kill two people after the shooting at Mother Emanuel, "The church shooting was the tipping point..." Source: CBS News

State law enforcement is reportedly investigating an incident Tuesday night in which Dorchester Coroner Chris Nesbit, a county elected official, was put in handcuffs after he intervened when a neighbor in his Summerville neighborhood reportedly pulled a gun during an attempted repossession. Nesbit, wearing pajamas, reportedly drew his own gun and cops were forced to yell at him several times when they arrived on scene before he gave up the weapon. Source: P&C

NPR headline: "Kansas, South Carolina Take NIMBY Stance On Guantanamo Prisoners"

Could Gov. Nikki Haley and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott play the role of 'kingmaker' in the 2016 GOP presidential primary? Source: The State

After Haley called for the review of Planned Parenthood and abortion clinics operating in the state and the state health agency followed suit saying they'll examine Medicaid fraud within the clinics, a state House panel will investigate possible use of taxpayer funds on abortions with special attention given to Planned Parenthood, according to elected officials. Source: The State

An Aiken group is offering to host a re-enacted Battle of Secessionville after organizers at Boone Hall Plantation decided to cancel this year's event sche
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duled just a few months after the Mother Emanuel shootings by a S.C. man said to have authored a Confederate flag manifesto. Reacting to the event's cancellation last week, people on social media were not too pleased. Source: Aiken Standard, Live 5

S.C. State has reportedly reached a settlement with its former university president in a wrongful termination suit. Source: AP

Tropical Storm Erika is swirling in the Tropics, forecasted to ride along the East coast of Florida by Tuesday. Source: National Hurricane Center

P&C editorial: "State must step up on school buses"


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