NFL player to pay for 11-year-old shooting victim's funeral
ANDERSON (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson says he will pay for the funeral of an 11-year-old South Carolina girl who died after someone fired more than 35 shots at her home.
News outlets report a family member announced Lawson's contribution Wednesday evening at a vigil for Ja'Naiya Scott. Someone fired shots at the house in Anderson on Sunday morning. Ja'Naiya's 18-year-old sister and her 11-year-old cousin were also wounded.
Lawson grew up in South Carolina and played football at Clemson University before being drafted in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft. He says he read reports about the shooting and felt compelled to contact the family. Lawson says he has a sister around the same age as Ja'Naiya.
No suspects have been named in the case.
Lawmakers reject veto, agree to sink surplus submarine
COLUMBIA (AP) — South Carolina legislators have reaffirmed their decision to sink the USS Clamagore, a submarine that's been floating in Charleston Harbor for 40 years.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reports lawmakers on Tuesday overturned Gov. Henry McMaster's veto of measure.
Built in 1945 and decommissioned in 1975, the Clamagore is part of the fleet at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. Leaders say it'll cost $2.7 million to sink the sub to make an artificial reef, but that's the best of three bad options. Sen. Murrell Smith says restoring it could cost $9 million. And leaving it where it is could cost the state later. Some lawmakers say a hurricane might sink it in a way that disrupts port traffic.
Some submarine veterans have sued the state to stop the sinking.
DOE: No changes planned for Wash. state nuclear waste
RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A U.S. Department of Energy official says there is no change proposed for waste designated as high level at the Hanford nuclear complex.
The News Tribune reported Wednesday that DOE undersecretary for science Paul Dabbar says the department currently does not "have any plans to propose anything in Washington state."
Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson, both Democrats, have expressed concerns that DOE policy changes are potentially "reckless and dangerous action."
The DOE earlier this month announced changes in the way it interprets the legal definition of high-level radioactive waste at Hanford and two cleanup sites in South Carolina and Idaho.
State officials say the update could change the standards for treating and disposing of some waste at the Hanford site 184 miles (296 kilometers) east of Tacoma.