News In Brief - November 24, 2007

Fla. man missing from Lowcountry bridge

CHARLESTON -- Authorities are looking for a construction worker missing after a shift working on a South Carolina bridge.

The Department of Natural Resources says 48-year-old Eddie Hearns has been missing from a construction site on a U.S. Highway 17 bridge over the Combahee River since Tuesday night.

Hearns was working for a company based in Clearwater, Fla.

Authorities say crew members realized he was missing when they were finishing for the night. His jacket was found in the water more than a mile from the bridge.

His family says Hearns had been planning to return to Florida for Thanksgiving and had planned to get a marriage license with his fiancee during the visit.

Man shot to death at N. Charleston nightclub

NORTH CHARLESTON -- A Hanahan man has died and another person was injured in a shooting outside a nightclub in North Charleston.

Police spokesman Spencer Pryor says an argument at the club about 3:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning spilled into the parking lot of a grocery store where shots were fired.

Charleston County Deputy Coroner Kelly Myers says 29-year-old Maurice Maxwell died at the scene.

Police did not release the name of the second shooting victim.

Pryor says police spotted a vehicle suspected to have been involved in the shooting.

A passenger in the car, 22-year-old Derringer Lamont Young of Charleston, is charged with murder and assault and battery with the intent to kill.