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

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina still ranks near the bottom in the overall wellbeing of its children. The finding from the latest Kids Count survey was released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Slow-moving storms have dumped up to 10 inches of rain in parts of Orangeburg County, prompting street flooding and leaving dozens of vehicles stranded in the high water.

National Weather Service meteorologist Whitney Smith says the Columbia office has received reports of up to 10 inches of rain in the Cordova area.

WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) - A former police chief in Westminster has been sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling money that was supposed to be used to buy officers protective vests.

Forty-six-year-old Johnny Scott Bannister pleaded guilty yesterday in Walhalla to embezzlement and misconduct in office.

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A fourth patient at Greenville Memorial Hospital is dead from a rare infection that may have been spread by health workers using tap water before surgery. Greenville Health System medical quality director Dr. Robert Mobley Jr. said yesterday the fourth patient died last week and all suffered complex medical conditions.

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