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N. Charleston teen is shot by officer

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — North Charleston police say an officer has shot and wounded a 17-year-old suspect who pointed a gun at the officer.

Police say the officer has been placed on administrative leave while Sunday afternoon’s shooting is investigated by the State Law Enforcement Division.

The department did not release the names of the officer or the teen, who was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston in serious condition.

Investigators recovered a 9 mm gun at the scene.

Police spokesman Spencer Pryor says officers were called to a neighborhood after witnesses said shots had been fired.

Police say an officer got out of a patrol car and tried to question a person, who pointed a gun at the officer.

Chicken Man home is hit by explosion

ROSWELL, GA. — An explosion on Monday rocked the suburban Atlanta home of a man known for his fight to keep chickens on his property, and emergency officials say a body was found inside.

The house belonged to Andrew Wordes, who was known as the “Chicken Man” for his attempts to turn his Roswell house into a makeshift farm. He told a local reporter to warn the marshals who were trying to evict him to back off. Moments later, fire officials say, someone poured gasoline in the house and set it on fire.

Firefighters found a body inside the house, which was in foreclosure, but had not identified it by late Monday. .

Driver going 90 mph hits trooper’s car

CLINTON, S.C. — The South Carolina Highway Patrol says one of its troopers’ cars parked on the side of Interstate 26 was hit by a vehicle going 90 mph.

Authorities said neither trooper Joseph T. Farmer nor the driver was seriously hurt in the crash Monday morning.

Investigators say the trooper was on duty and was stopped in the emergency lane of I-26 around mile marker 57 when he was hit.

Laurens County sheriff’s deputies say the woman driving the car will be charged with reckless driving. Her name has not been released.

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CHARLESTON OFFICIALS issued a challenge Monday for the community to lose a combined 100,000 pounds.

GEORGIA LAWMAKERS have passed a bill that would revoke bonuses for Georgia teachers who cheat on standardized tests. The legislation now goes to Gov. Nathan Deal.


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