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South Carolina Officer Charged with Killing Black Motorist, Rainy Wednesday, Elderly Woman Killed in Cleveland

Officer Michael Slager in court. (Source: WCSC) Officer Michael Slager in court. (Source: WCSC)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -Bond was denied Tuesday night for a North Charleston police officer who fatally shot a 50-year-old man during a traffic stop.
North Charleston Patrolman First Class Michael Slager, 33, faces a murder charge in connection with the Saturday morning shooting death of Walter Scott. 
That announcement of Slager's arrest came at a press conference late Tuesday afternoon from North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey who referred to a video someone recorded of the shooting Saturday morning.
The video had been sent to Scott's family and the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division, Summey said.Police say the video shows Slager shooting Scott as he was running away from the scene. The video appears to show Scott running away from Slager, then Slager firing multiple rounds at Scott. 
"As a result of that video and bad decisions made by our officer, he will be charged with murder," Summey said.
"It's been a tragic day," North Charleston Police Chief Eddie Driggers said.
Summey called the video "very demonstrative" and said without the video, it would have been difficult to resolve the issue. Summey said the city is trying to meet with Scott's family and will reach out to them any way they can.

WEDNESDAY: Rain showers early maybe a rumble of thunder… more rain and showers High: between low 60s and low 70s

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: more of the same…but front passes to the north so we're warmer.  LOW: 51

THURSDAY: with the same system moving to our north we're going to pull warmer air from the south. But this also brings a better chance of thunderstorms and some could be strong. High: 75

Home opener still looking good! Rain in the morning and clearing by the afternoon as dry air moves in! Temps will take a hit that afternoon as the dry air is also cooler! Great looking weekend coming our way!

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -Cleveland Police are investigating the apparent stabbing death of an elderly woman on the city's west side.
Police say the 76-year-old woman was found around 9:30 a.m. on West 98th Street just north of Madison Avenue.
She appeared to have multiple stab wounds.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as Eva M. Hodisan

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