Top Five Things You Need to Know on Monday, August 18th

Top Five Things You Need to Know

COLUMBIA (WACH)-- Here are the Top Five Things You Need to Know this Monday:

A former South Carolina football player has a lot to think about this morning.James Hutton has been charged with assault and battery. The former fullback punched a man in the face leaving him in the hospital with a fractured skull. The victim was knocked unconscious by the blow causing him to hit his head on the sidewalk Hutton was released Saturday on a $20,000 bond.

Obama will meet with the National Security Council this morning. They'll discuss an evacuation plan for those trapped on a mountain in Iraq. Later in the afternoon attorney general Eric Holder will brief the President on the investigation in Ferguson, Missouri.

New details for Sprint customers this morning. The third largest wireless company in the U.S. is expected to announce cheaper pricing this week. During a company-wide town hall, Sprints new CEO outlined his three priorities: Reducing pricing. improving the network and decreasing operational cost.

New details in the ethics allegation against House Speaker Bobby Harrell. Harrell says the investigation into ethics violations has ended without an indictment. In a statement, he said Attorney General Alan Wilson removed himself from the case. A spokesman for Wilson said he could not comment because the Supreme Court called for secrecy.

Some rare and endangered species are going to have a new place to call home. Nearly 4 thousand acres are being gifted to the public under a wetlands mitigation plan. The land will be divided between the DNR and the U.S. Forest service. Until those agencies take over the properties, conservation groups will manage them. Boeing donated 12 million dollars to the groups to buy the land.