The Agenda: Syncing local traffic lights; SC traffic deaths up; Slager suing cops group

Traffic deaths up 16% in 2015

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Traffic deaths in 2015 are up 16 percent from 2014, a stat that may be due, in part, to lower gas prices leading to more people on state roadways. Source: McClatchy

AP headline: "South Carolina comes through death and destruction with hope"

Santee Cooper leaders is expected to approve a deal, says the P&C, to keep Century Aluminum's Mount Holly plant open into next year while state lawmakers change the law to allow the company to buy electricity on the open market. Source: P&C

Charleston Animal Society is urging law enforcement to bring charges against a woman arrested over the weekend who was keeping more than 100 rabbits and cats at her North Charleston home. Source: P&C

Former North Charleston officer Michael Slager is suing a police group which he says should have provided legal defense from any legal issues that arose while in the line of duty. Source: ABC 4

"Syncing up traffic lights" was a big talking point in the November mayoral election, but there's only so much it can do, state transportation experts say: "Synchronization does not create capacity, it just manages capacity." Source: P&C

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