Tuesday’s headlines: Murdaugh’s father dejected, says he will resign firmly, financial questions arise

Alex Murdaugh, a 53-year-old prominent lawyer from a well-known legal family in the lower state, was shot and injured on Saturday while driving along a rural road in Hampton County . The incident comes months after Murdaugh found his wife and son shot dead at their Colleton County estate. Murdaugh, who is expected to recover, has since resigned from his law firm, which allegedly accused him of embezzlement, apologized and entered rehabilitation. Continued: PA News, The New York Times, The state, Post and courier

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SC near the top nationally in per capita cases. Dr. Wendell James, clinical director of Prisma Health, said South Carolina “is currently one of the worst states in the country in terms of COVID-19 cases per capita.” An analysis by The New York Times found in South Carolina an average of 107 cases per 100,000. University of South Carolina epidemiologist Dr. Anthony Alberg said the state averages 5,500 cases per day with a high percentage of cases positive, greater than 10%. Public health experts point to a flaccid vaccination rate. Continued: WLTX, PBS, The New York Times

McMaster is proposing to use COVID aid to widen I-26. Governor Henry McMaster has proposed widening nearly 70 miles of Interstate 26 between Columbia and Charleston to three lanes each way. The proposal suggests using $360 million in federal pandemic assistance to have the project largely complete by 2029. More: Post and courier

Black mortgage applicants in Charleston turned down twice as often. According to a new survey and analysis, black mortgage applicants in the Charleston area were twice as likely to be turned down as white borrowers with similar qualifications. Continued: Post and courier

Larry expected to bring “dangerous” waves to SC beaches. Powerful Hurricane Larry is expected to continue to track away from the United States, but is expected to bring swells and rip currents to states like South Carolina this week. Continued: Myrtle Beach Sun News

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