Woman sues Spartanburg sheriff over chase death

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A grandmother is suing the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office after her granddaughter died in a crash during a chase by deputies nearly two years ago.

The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that Trena Rice has also sued Sheriff Chuck Wright and the deputy involved.

Queniya Tykia Shelton died after her mother, Erikka Dominique Shelton, crashed her SUV while running from deputies.

Circuit Judge Derham Cole ruled this week the lawsuit should be moved to federal court.

Queniya was 7 years old when she was thrown from an SUV after her mother ran from authorities on Aug. 6, 2012. Erikka Shelton was sentenced last year to 13 years in prison for her role in the chase.

Attorneys for Wright, the deputy and the department would not talk about the case.

Dalzell woman charged with DUI, child neglect

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — A 44-year-old Dalzell woman is charged with driving under the influence and child neglect after telling police who had pulled her over that she had left her toddler son home alone.

The Sumter Item reported that the Sumter County Sheriff's Office says Edith Rita Amerson failed field sobriety tests after officers pulled her over about 4:30 a.m. Monday.

Deputies went to Amerson's residence where they found the child sleeping.

Officers contacted the child's father, who came to the home and the child was released to his custody.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Amerson had an attorney.

Boeing will handle final assembly of 787-10 in SC

NEW YORK (AP) — Boeing said final assembly of its 787-10 plane, a planned larger version of its "Dreamliner" aircraft, will take place in South Carolina.

The company says the work will be done in North Charleston, South Carolina, because the plane is too large to efficiently transport it from North Charleston to a facility in Washington state. The 787-10 is still being designed and Boeing expects to start final assembly of the first planes in 2017.

The 787-10 will be 18 feet longer than 787-9 aircraft, which in turn is 20 feet longer than the original 787-8. The smaller planes are assembled in both North Charleston and in Everett, Washington.

Boeing Co., which is based in Chicago, has about 7,500 employees in South Carolina. The company said last year that it would invest another $1 billion in the state and create 2,000 jobs over the course of eight years. The company said Wednesday that its decision on the 787-10 won't have much effect on its employment in South Carolina.