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News Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina news from The Associated Press at 3:40 a.m. EST

BOSTON (AP) - Two men have been indicted for illegally harvesting and selling juvenile eels from New Jersey and Massachusetts waters. Federal prosecutors say Joseph Kelley and James Lewis were indicted in Newark, New Jersey Thursday with conspiracy to smuggle the valuable eels, which are also known as "elvers" or "glass eels." The two men were charged as a result of an interagency sting known as "Operation Broken Glass."

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - After four inmates were strangled in a South Carolina prison cell last April, relatives of two of them say in a lawsuit that the prison provided woefully inadequate mental health care. The lawsuits filed by relatives of 56-year-old Jimmy Ham and 35-year-old Jason Kelley say counselors often announced a prisoner's mental health diagnosis in front of other inmates to embarrass them and didn't talk to inmates about their problems. The Corrections Department says it doesn't comment on lawsuits.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State health officials say nine people died from the flue in South Carolina in the past week. The Department of Health and Environmental Control says the deaths during the second week of January raise the total of flu deaths to two dozen since the flu season started in October.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The snow has moved out of South Carolina but officials say driving conditions are still a concern. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory Thursday for 28 counties in the central and northwestern parts of the state. A number of schools and local government offices were opening later than usual Thursday.

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