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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State health officials say there have been 11 cases of people infected with the West Nile virus in South Carolina this year. The Department of Health and Environmental Control said one person died in Anderson County last month. Human cases have been found in Anderson, Beaufort, Greenville, Horry, Richland, Union and York counties.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's former Democratic Party chairman is again reaching across the aisle. Jaime Harrison tells The Associated Press he and former GOP staffer Amos Snead are writing a book on what it takes to build a Capitol Hill career.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say a woman found under a pile of trash in South Carolina appears to have died a while back. Richland County Sheriff's Lt. Curtis Wilson says workers picking up trash near a tire shop in Columbia found the body Wednesday morning. The coroner's office has not released the woman's name or how she died.

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) - Charges have been dropped against a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee in the death of a South Carolina sheriff's deputy thrown from a boat during a training accident. Attorney Beattie Ashmore tells The Associated Press reckless homicide by boat charges were dropped Monday against his client, 37-year-old Joseph Jess Fleming of Pendleton.

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