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S.C. State brings in new chief of police


ORANGEBURG, S.C. — South Carolina State Uni­ver­sity has named an interim police chief but still hasn’t announced what happened to the man who used to hold the position.

School officials announced Saturday that assistant university police chief Kenneth “Mac” McCaster will lead the department until a new chief can be chosen. The news release did not announce what happened to former chief Michael Bartley.

University President George Cooper announced Friday that the school had fired several officials but did not say who they were. School officials did not respond to questions about whether Bartley was one of those let go.

Cooper released a statement saying he decided to make the changes after an investigation into policies and practices.

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STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS say they haven’t been told about a shipment of medical waste that a La­tin American news Web site reported was on its way to Charleston. The De­part­ment of Health and En­viron­mental Control said state law requires it be notified when waste enters the port. Federal customs officials said they had not been cleared to talk about the possible shipment.