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Teen accused of vandalizing mosque

CHARLESTON — An 18-year-old girl is in custody, accused of vandalizing a mosque in South Carolina, police said.

Charleston Police arrested Hailey Elizabeth Riddle on Thursday on a charge of malicious injury to a place of worship for alleged vandalism at the Islamic Center of Charleston on Jan. 30.

MISSOURI

Campaign violations found in race

COLUMBIA — An ethics investigation found “probable cause” Thursday that disgraced former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ campaign broke the law by not reporting that it cooperated with a political action committee during his successful 2016 bid for the state’s top office.

The Missouri Ethics Commission found that ads paid for by LG PAC “were express advocacy or its functional equivalent,” and that they were done “in cooperation” with Greitens’ gubernatorial campaign. The commission said there’s probable cause that Greitens’ campaign violated finance laws by not reporting those ads as a gift.

FLORIDA

Trump named race grand marshal

DAYTONA BEACH — President Donald Trump will give the command for drivers to start their engines before the Daytona 500.

Daytona International Speedway officials named Trump the grand marshal for NASCAR’s season opener, meaning he will deliver the most famous four words in auto racing. “Gentlemen, start your engines,” has been a staple of races around the country and world for decades.

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