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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press

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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Residents of the first French town liberated from the Nazis after the World War II D-Day invasion are visiting South Carolina. About 20 residents of the town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, including its mayor, were honored yesterday at a ceremony aboard the USS Yorktown at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant.

MULLINS, S.C. (AP) - Investigators say a man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of his father in their Mullins home. Police Capt. Joe Graham says Thaddeus Legette was arrested after the stabbing Saturday night.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Columbia's mayor says he will ask a City Council committee to study whether Columbia's troubled crime lab should merge with Richland County's lab. New Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook closed the city's lab more than a week ago because an audit found inconsistencies in a technician's work and raised concerns about her training and methodology.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston's bus authority spends about one in every 27 dollars it collects in its fare boxes just to count money. The Charleston Regional Area Transportation Authority pays an armored car company $100,000 a year to come in and count the coins and bills used to pay bus fares.

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