Waste treatment plant disabled due to flooding

South Carolina state health and environmental officials said a wastewater treatment plant was not working due to flooding from Hurricane Florence and untreated wastewater was being discharged into a tributary that feeds the Waccamaw River.

Grand Strand Water and Sewer Authority notified the Department of Health and Environmental Control on Wednesday about the situation affecting the Conway Wastewater Treatment Plant in Conway.

 

Texas executes man for killing ex-roommate

A 51-year-old inmate was executed for torturing and drowning an East Texas woman in his bathtub and then stuffing her body into a barrel. Troy Clark received a lethal injection Wednesday evening for the 1998 death of 20-year-old Christina Muse of Tyler.

Clark had taunted a jury to sentence him to death during his trial, but later argued his trial attorneys failed to present evidence of his troubled childhood, which might have convinced jurors to spare his life. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles declined to recommend a commutation of Clark's sentence.

Clark became the ninth prisoner put to death this year in Texas.