Charleston man held in N.Y. on felonies

A Charleston man wanted on nine counts of felony drug and weapons charges is being held in a New York jail following his capture by a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force in Syracuse.

Charleston County investigators had been looking for Isaac Poole, 27, on charges of trafficking cocaine, possession of a firearm in commission of a violent offense and possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, Deputy U.S. Marshal Chris Amoia said.

The U.S. Marshals Office in Charleston contacted the task force in Syracuse after receiving information that Poole might be hiding out there, Amoia said.

They arrested Poole while he was walking down the street, Amoia said. He is now awaiting extradition back to South Carolina, he said.

Reward offered in dog-shooting case

McClellanville — The Charleston Animal Society is offering a $500 reward for information about who shot a Rottweiler mix dog Wednesday in the South Santee community.

A woman who feeds the friendly neighborhood stray named Max discovered the injured dog on South Santee Road, said Kay Hyman, director of outreach and communications for the society.

Veterinarians found 60 to 80 pellet wounds to the dog's shoulder, leg, neck and ear. He appeared to have been shot at close range with a shotgun, Hyman said.

Max was taken to a West Ashley animal hospital, where he was in stable but guarded condition Wednesday night.

To provide information, call the Charleston County Sheriff's Office at 202-1700 or the animal society at 747-4849.

Local educator gets national honor

John Kennedy, the community education director for Charleston County School District, has been inducted into the National Community Education Association's Hall of Fame.

Kennedy has been involved with community education locally, statewide and nationally for more than 30 years. He's a past president of the National Community Education Association and of the South Carolina Community Education Association. The Charleston County Community Education program has received the national association's Outstanding Organization Award, and Kennedy has been named an Outstanding Community Educator by the state association.

Candidates for the Hall of Fame must: have been actively involved with the national association and community education; have served on national committees or task forces; be acknowledged as leaders in community education; and have made exceptional contributions to community education.

Mother hit, killed by off-duty officer

BISHOPVILLE — Authorities say a 31-year-old mother of six has died after she was struck by an off-duty police officer while walking on the side of the road.

Troopers say Evelina Carol's car broke down as she drove to work before sunrise Monday on U.S. Highway 15 and that she was walking to get help.

Authorities say Carol was struck by 28-year-old Johnnie Berry as he tried to pass another car on the two-lane highway.

Police Chief John Ewing says he will review the incident report once troopers finish investigating.