Tuesday’s headlines: Liposuction device led to Charleston Bridge closure, police say

A suspicious package closed the Arthur Ravenel Bridge connecting Charleston to Mount Pleasant on Saturday for three hours. On Monday, officials revealed the package was an abandoned liposuction machine in a metal box. The bridge is one of the busiest in the state, carrying approximately 77,000 vehicles daily. Continued: PA News, Charleston City Paper

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New initiative aims to reduce hot car deaths in SC “Look Before You Lock Out” is a new campaign from SC’s Department of Health and Environmental Control in hopes of raising awareness of the dangers of leaving children in hot cars. From 1990 to 2020, South Carolina ranked 16th in the nation in the number of child deaths from being left in a hot car, with 21 recorded deaths. Continued: WISTV

Cunningham promises the legalization of marijuana. Former Democratic Congressman Joe Cunningham, running for governor next year, has launched a plan to legalize marijuana in the state, saying it would allow police to focus on violent criminals, provide medical treatment to sick people and generate millions for the state. Predictably, Republicans don’t like it. Continued: PA News, The state, Post and courier

Clyburn to push Biden’s agenda today for mayor of Santee. U.S. Majority Whip Jim Clyburn’s ‘Help is Here’ town hall will promote the U.S. bailout, the federal coronavirus relief program on Tuesday, which includes child allowance payments starting on 15 July. The event begins at 6 p.m. at the Santee Conference Center in Santee. Continued: The Orangeburg Times & Democrat

How FEMA’s help is missing for black farmers in the South. Black families who have lived for generations in the South are missing out on federal disaster money due to heir property designations. Continued: The Washington Post

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