News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Ass - | WBTV Charlotte

News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The University of South Carolina is raising tuition again, with its president saying the system needs more money from lawmakers to stop driving up the cost of college on families. Trustees approved the 3 percent or slightly more increase Friday across all of the university's campuses.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Smoke in the cockpit prompted a JetBlue Airways flight headed for Florida to make an emergency landing in South Carolina. The Federal Aviation Administration says in a statement that flight 913 was heading from White Plains, New York, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday when the crew reported the smoke.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Rep. Richard Quinn Jr. says a South Carolina judge's decision to reject his request to kick the prosecutor off his case is just the first step to try to clear his name. Quinn told reporters after Friday's hearing that he cleared all the activities of his mail order business with ethics officials and the state attorney general's office. The Republican lawmaker is suspended from office after being indicted on misconduct in office charges.

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) - Work is beginning on a new hospital in eastern South Carolina. Ground was broken Thursday for Roper St. Francis Hospital to be built in Berkeley County, which has not had a hospital since 1975. The hospital will have 50 beds and offer emergency, maternity and surgical services. It is to open in 2019.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly