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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Police in North Carolina say they have arrested a man wanted in connection with a bank robbery in South Carolina in which two workers were killed. Greenville Police Chief Mark Holtzman said a 911 caller to dispatchers that someone had seen Brandon Council near a restaurant on the city's south side. Officers followed the man's car into a motel parking lot, and he was caught by officers after he ran from the car.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The federal government says it would take nearly eight years to remove one metric ton of plutonium from South Carolina as promised under longstanding agreements, using a proposed alternative method. That's according to court documents filed this month by the Department of Energy, which says the process known as downblending would take until the end of the 2025 fiscal year.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has named a business lobbyist and ex-environmental regulator as regional administrator for the office that oversees eight Southeastern states. Former Alabama Department of Environmental Management director Trey Glenn will oversee EPA's work in eight states including Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - A former Duke University student who did research on the Confederate submarine that was the first submersible to sink an enemy warship says she has figured out how the crew died. Rachel Lance says the blast wave from the gunpowder charge pulverized the lungs, brains and other soft tissue of the eight members of the H.L. Hunley crew in February 1864, killing them instantly off the South Carolina coast. Friends of the Hunley did not comment on Lance's theory and says its research continues.

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