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  • Columbia Bus Driver Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Social Security

    Columbia Bus Driver Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Social Security

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:38:30 GMT
    Columbia bus driver pleads guilty to defrauding the Social Security Administration.Columbia bus driver pleads guilty to defrauding the Social Security Administration.
    Columbia bus driver pleads guilty to defrauding the Social Security Administration.
    Columbia bus driver pleads guilty to defrauding the Social Security Administration.

  • NC Lawmakers Approve Regulating Toxic Coal Ash

    NC Lawmakers Approve Regulating Toxic Coal Ash

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:55:44 GMT
    North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
    North Carolina lawmakers have approved legislation they say makes the state the nation's first to address decades of toxic water pollution from residue left behind by coal-burning electricity plants.
  • UPS Says 51 Retail Stores Breached By Malware

    UPS Says 51 Retail Stores Breached By Malware

    Thursday, August 21 2014 12:02 PM EDT2014-08-21 16:02:53 GMT
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores.
  • Justice Dept. Announces $17B Settlement With BofA

    Justice Dept. Announces $17B Settlement With BofA

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:10:26 GMT
    Bank of America says its cash payouts will total $9.65 billion.Bank of America says its cash payouts will total $9.65 billion.
    The Justice Department has announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.The deal announced Thursday calls for the bank, the second-largest in the U.S., to pay a $5 billion cash penalty and provide billions of dollars of relief to struggling homeowners.
    The Justice Department has announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.The deal announced Thursday calls for the bank, the second-largest in the U.S., to pay a $5 billion cash penalty and provide billions of dollars of relief to struggling homeowners.
  • SC Film Commission Releases New App

    SC Film Commission Releases New App

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:03 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:03:32 GMT
    Much of the movie "Leatherheads" was shot in South Carolina.Much of the movie "Leatherheads" was shot in South Carolina.
    A new app released by the South Carolina Film Commission is for directors, producers and tourists and film buffs as well. The app provides information on South Carolina locations, support services and production incentives so film makers can find the perfect place to make films, television shows and commercials.
    A new app released by the South Carolina Film Commission is for directors, producers and tourists and film buffs as well. The app provides information on South Carolina locations, support services and production incentives so film makers can find the perfect place to make films, television shows and commercials.
  • Silver Alert Issued For N.C. Woman

    Silver Alert Issued For N.C. Woman

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-08-19 18:54:36 GMT
    Amber Lee CarrAmber Lee Carr
    The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Amber Lee Carr.
    The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Amber Lee Carr.
  • 11 Bridges To Be Replaced In Western NC

    11 Bridges To Be Replaced In Western NC

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:06:56 GMT
    Transportation department officials plan to replace 11 bridges in western North Carolina.Transportation department officials plan to replace 11 bridges in western North Carolina.
    Transportation department officials plan to replace 11 bridges in western North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported  that the transportation department has awarded a contract worth more than $11 million to a Mooresville company for the new bridges in Buncombe, Madison and Mitchell counties.
    Transportation department officials plan to replace 11 bridges in western North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported  that the transportation department has awarded a contract worth more than $11 million to a Mooresville company for the new bridges in Buncombe, Madison and Mitchell counties.
  • Aerospace Industry Impact In SC Pegged At $17B

    Aerospace Industry Impact In SC Pegged At $17B

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:00:29 GMT
    The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500 in North Charleston.The single largest company is Boeing, which employs about 6,500 in North Charleston.
    A new report says the aerospace industry in South Carolina accounts for 54,000 jobs with a total economic impact of $17 billion. 
    A new report says the aerospace industry in South Carolina accounts for 54,000 jobs with a total economic impact of $17 billion. 
  • SC Unemployment Rises To 5.7 Percent

    SC Unemployment Rises To 5.7 Percent

    Monday, August 18 2014 10:23 AM EDT2014-08-18 14:23:53 GMT
    South Carolina's unemployment has risen nearly half a percentage point after three straight months without change.South Carolina's unemployment has risen nearly half a percentage point after three straight months without change.
    South Carolina's unemployment has risen nearly half a percentage point after three straight months without change. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Monday that the state's jobless rate rose to 5.7 percent last month. 
    South Carolina's unemployment has risen nearly half a percentage point after three straight months without change. The Department of Employment and Workforce said Monday that the state's jobless rate rose to 5.7 percent last month. 
  • Fire Destroys Building Housing Two Businesses in Sylva

    Fire Destroys Building Housing Two Businesses in Sylva

    Sunday, August 17 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-17 20:12:19 GMT
    Town of Sylva says an early morning fire destroyed a building that housed two businesses downtown.Town of Sylva says an early morning fire destroyed a building that housed two businesses downtown.
     City of Sylva says an early morning fire destroyed a building that housed two businesses downtown.
     City of Sylva says an early morning fire destroyed a building that housed two businesses downtown.

  • Greenville Man Arrested For Punching A Man In Charleston

    James Hutton was arrested for punching a man on King Street Sunday August 10

    Saturday, August 16 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-08-16 22:31:29 GMT
    Police say James Hutton of Greenville went before a bond court judge Saturday morning for allegedly punching a man in downtown Charleston last weekend. 
    Police say James Hutton of Greenville went before a bond court judge Saturday morning for allegedly punching a man in downtown Charleston last weekend. 
  • Grand Jury Investigation Ends After AG Removes Himself From Speaker Harrell Ethics Case

    Grand Jury Investigation Ends After AG Removes Himself From Speaker Harrell Ethics Case

    Saturday, August 16 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-08-16 17:37:10 GMT
    In a release by the Office of the Speaker, AG Wilson removed himself from the case against Speaker Harrell, ending a Grand Jury investigation of a citizen ethics complaint.In a release by the Office of the Speaker, AG Wilson removed himself from the case against Speaker Harrell, ending a Grand Jury investigation of a citizen ethics complaint.
    Attorney General Alan Wilson has removed himself from the case against Speaker Bobby Harrell, ending a Grand Jury Investigation.
    Attorney General Alan Wilson has removed himself from the case against Speaker Bobby Harrell, ending a Grand Jury Investigation.
  • Columbia Police Warning College Students After 4 Armed Robberies

    Columbia Police Warning College Students After 4 Armed Robberies

    Friday, August 15 2014 5:51 PM EDT2014-08-15 21:51:03 GMT
    The first incident happened near this intersection in Columbia.The first incident happened near this intersection in Columbia.
    College students are heading back to campus so Columbia police are warning them, and their parents, about four armed robberies of students in the last two weeks. The robberies happened in or around Benedict College and Allen University, which are next to each other in Columbia and not far from the University of South Carolina's campus.
    College students are heading back to campus so Columbia police are warning them, and their parents, about four armed robberies of students in the last two weeks. The robberies happened in or around Benedict College and Allen University, which are next to each other in Columbia and not far from the University of South Carolina's campus.
  • Death of suspected molester apparent suicide

    Death of suspected molester apparent suicide

    Investigators say the death of a man accused of repeatedly raping and molesting unconscious girls appears to have been a suicide.
    Investigators say the death of a man accused of repeatedly raping and molesting unconscious girls appears to have been a suicide.
  • Clemson to open stadium to show Georgia game

    Clemson to open stadium to show Georgia game

    Fans can watch Clemson play at Death Valley to start the season after all.
    Fans can watch Clemson play at Death Valley to start the season after all.
  • SC veterinarian confirms 2 cases of equine illness

    SC veterinarian confirms 2 cases of equine illness

    South Carolina's state veterinarian says two animals have died from a mosquito-borne illness that also can affect humans.
    South Carolina's state veterinarian says two animals have died from a mosquito-borne illness that also can affect humans.
  • USC's 6,700 Resident Students Begin Move-In

    USC's 6,700 Resident Students Begin Move-In

    Friday, August 15 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-08-15 15:08:59 GMT
    An estimated 6,700 undergraduates who live on the University of South Carolina campus are moving in this weekend.An estimated 6,700 undergraduates who live on the University of South Carolina campus are moving in this weekend.
    An estimated 6,700 undergraduates who live on the University of South Carolina campus are moving in this weekend. University spokeswoman Megan Sexton says the main streets on the heart of the campus are expected to be full Friday and Saturday.
    An estimated 6,700 undergraduates who live on the University of South Carolina campus are moving in this weekend. University spokeswoman Megan Sexton says the main streets on the heart of the campus are expected to be full Friday and Saturday.
  • SC Agencies Launching Sober Or Slammer Campaign

    SC Agencies Launching Sober Or Slammer Campaign

    Friday, August 15 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-08-15 14:45:24 GMT
    The Sober or Slammer campaign kicks off on Friday and continues through Labor Day. (File photo)The Sober or Slammer campaign kicks off on Friday and continues through Labor Day. (File photo)
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is joining with other law enforcement agencies and hospitals to make the final days of the summer driving season safer on the state's highways. The Sober or Slammer campaign kicks off on Friday and continues through Labor Day.
    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is joining with other law enforcement agencies and hospitals to make the final days of the summer driving season safer on the state's highways. The Sober or Slammer campaign kicks off on Friday and continues through Labor Day.
  • Haley on McGill: "This is a statesman"

    Haley on McGill: "This is a statesman"

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, is praising Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill, a Democrat, as a "true statesman" who will go down in the history books.
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a Republican, is praising Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill, a Democrat, as a "true statesman" who will go down in the history books.
  • SC islands residents asked to conserve water

    SC islands residents asked to conserve water

    Residents on the Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island are being asked to conserve water after a water main beneath Charleston Harbor broke.
    Residents on the Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island are being asked to conserve water after a water main beneath Charleston Harbor broke.
  • No charges for SC cop who shot 70-year-old NC man

    No charges for SC cop who shot 70-year-old NC man

    The South Carolina deputy who shot a 70-year-old North Carolina man after mistaking his cane for a shotgun during an after-dark traffic stop will not be charged.
    The South Carolina deputy who shot a 70-year-old North Carolina man after mistaking his cane for a shotgun during an after-dark traffic stop will not be charged.
  • OSHA cites Allman film company in Ga. train crash

    OSHA cites Allman film company in Ga. train crash

    Federal workplace safety regulators have issued citations against a movie production company in a Georgia train crash that killed a camera assistant and injured six others while they were shooting a biographical...
    Federal workplace safety regulators have issued citations against a movie production company in a Georgia train crash that killed a camera assistant and injured six others while they were shooting a biographical film about...
  • Dec. 1 trial expected in NC strategist's slaying

    Dec. 1 trial expected in NC strategist's slaying

    A trial date has been set for the man accused in an attack on two North Carolina Democratic strategists.
    A trial date has been set for the man accused in an attack on two North Carolina Democratic strategists.
  • Charleston businesses support 'Big, Gay' wedding

    Charleston businesses support 'Big, Gay' wedding

    Gay rights activists hope a "Big, Gay 'I Do'" wedding celebration in Charleston shows the dollars South Carolina's businesses are losing to the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
    Gay rights activists hope a "Big, Gay 'I Do'" wedding celebration in Charleston shows the dollars South Carolina's businesses are losing to the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
  • VA Town Hall Tonight Gives SC Veterans Forum

    VA Town Hall Tonight Gives SC Veterans Forum

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:00:50 GMT
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is holding a town hall meeting Thursday night at 6:45 in Columbia to give local veterans a chance to tell VA officials about their experiences and give suggestions for improving the system. The meeting will be at the VA Regional Office at 6437 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia. That's near the Dorn VA Medical Center, but the town hall is not being held at the hospital.
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is holding a town hall meeting Thursday night at 6:45 in Columbia to give local veterans a chance to tell VA officials about their experiences and give suggestions for improving the system. The meeting will be at the VA Regional Office at 6437 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia. That's near the Dorn VA Medical Center, but the town hall is not being held at the hospital.
  • College Move-In Day Tips

    College Move-In Day Tips

    Thursday, August 14 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-08-14 20:57:29 GMT

    College students move in this weekend. Campus officials and students gave some helpful tips for a smooth transition.

    College students move in this weekend. Campus officials and students gave some helpful tips for a smooth transition.

  • Police: SC boy throws boiling water on another boy

    Police: SC boy throws boiling water on another boy

    Rock Hill Police have charged an 11-year-old boy with assault after investigators said he threw boiling water on another child.
    Rock Hill Police have charged an 11-year-old boy with assault after investigators said he threw boiling water on another child.
  • Small plane crashes in Mount Pleasant

    Small plane crashes in Mount Pleasant

    A small plane with two people aboard has crashed in Mount Pleasant.
    A small plane with two people aboard has crashed in Mount Pleasant.
  • $400,000 to the Carolinas to gauge offshore sand

    $400,000 to the Carolinas to gauge offshore sand

    In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Carolinas are getting a total of $400,000 to evaluate what sand lies offshore in federal waters that could be used to rebuild beaches and the coast if another severe storm hits.
    In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the Carolinas are getting a total of $400,000 to evaluate what sand lies offshore in federal waters that could be used to rebuild beaches and the coast if another severe storm hits.
  • Judge: 'Stand your ground' doesn't apply in case

    Judge: 'Stand your ground' doesn't apply in case

    A judge has ruled that a Chesterfield County man charged with shooting another man cannot use the state's "stand your ground" law as a defense.
    A judge has ruled that a Chesterfield County man charged with shooting another man cannot use the state's "stand your ground" law as a defense.
  • Newberry man faces bigamy charge

    Newberry man faces bigamy charge

    A Newberry man has been charged with bigamy after officials discovered he has married four times since 1988 without divorcing any of the women.
    A Newberry man has been charged with bigamy after officials discovered he has married four times since 1988 without divorcing any of the women.
  • Gay marriages could begin in Va., barring delay

    Gay marriages could begin in Va., barring delay

    A federal appeals court appears to have cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin in Virginia as early as next week.
    A federal appeals court appears to have cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin in Virginia as early as next week.
  • SC Education Board OKs Timeline For New Standards

    SC Education Board OKs Timeline For New Standards

    Thursday, August 14 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-08-14 07:35:22 GMT
    The state Board of Education has approved a timeline that calls for final approval next March of new math and reading benchmarks for South Carolina students.The state Board of Education has approved a timeline that calls for final approval next March of new math and reading benchmarks for South Carolina students.
    The state Board of Education has approved a timeline that calls for final approval next March of new math and reading benchmarks for South Carolina students. The tight turnaround for replacing Common Core standards relies on panels writing the standards to turn in drafts by mid-October. Wednesday's vote followed hours of debate over whether directions the panels received from state Department of Education officials abide by state law.
    The state Board of Education has approved a timeline that calls for final approval next March of new math and reading benchmarks for South Carolina students. The tight turnaround for replacing Common Core standards relies on panels writing the standards to turn in drafts by mid-October. Wednesday's vote followed hours of debate over whether directions the panels received from state Department of Education officials abide by state law.
  • SC Inmate Gets 20 Years in Murder Plot Against Corrections Captain

    SC Inmate Gets 20 Years in Murder Plot Against Corrections Captain

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-08-13 23:30:57 GMT
    Sean Echols was sentenced to 20 years.Sean Echols was sentenced to 20 years.
    A state prison inmate who admits to being part of a conspiracy to murder a state Department of Corrections captain was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in federal prison. 31-year-old Sean Echols will first serve the remaining 20 years of his state sentence on a separate burglary and assault-and-battery conviction, then will serve 20 years in federal prison.
    A state prison inmate who admits to being part of a conspiracy to murder a state Department of Corrections captain was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years in federal prison. 31-year-old Sean Echols will first serve the remaining 20 years of his state sentence on a separate burglary and assault-and-battery conviction, then will serve 20 years in federal prison.
  • South Carolina State Museum Adds Planetarium, Observatory and 4D Theater

    South Carolina State Museum Adds Planetarium, Observatory and 4D Theater

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-08-13 21:42:39 GMT
    The South Carolina State Museum is the first and only museum in the country to hold a planetarium, observatory and 4D theater under one roof. Grand opening to the public will be on Saturday, Aug. 16.
    The South Carolina State Museum is the first and only museum in the country to hold a planetarium, observatory and 4D theater under one roof. Grand opening to the public will be on Saturday, Aug. 16.

  • Charleston Doctor Charged After 9 Dogs Died Inside His Car

    Charleston Doctor Charged After 9 Dogs Died Inside His Car

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-08-13 17:14:54 GMT
    WCBD reports Mount Pleasant Police say the doctor left nine dogs inside his hot car as he worked at East Cooper Medical Center.WCBD reports Mount Pleasant Police say the doctor left nine dogs inside his hot car as he worked at East Cooper Medical Center.
    A Lowcountry doctor is facing nine counts of ill treatment of animals today, after Mount Pleasant Police say he left nine dogs inside his hot car as he worked at East Cooper Medical Center Monday.
    A Lowcountry doctor is facing nine counts of ill treatment of animals today, after Mount Pleasant Police say he left nine dogs inside his hot car as he worked at East Cooper Medical Center Monday.
  • 4,800 in SC must verify status to keep coverage

    4,800 in SC must verify status to keep coverage

    Nearly 5,000 people in South Carolina could lose their government-subsidized health care unless they verify their legal status.
    Nearly 5,000 people in South Carolina could lose their government-subsidized health care unless they verify their legal status.
  • State education board to consider conduct grades

    State education board to consider conduct grades

    A South Carolina Board of Education member says students' report cards should include conduct grades.
    A South Carolina Board of Education member says students' report cards should include conduct grades.
  • Haley opposes $12M loan for SC State

    Haley opposes $12M loan for SC State

    A committee appointed by the General Assembly has proposed another $12 million loan for South Carolina State University but Gov. Nikki Haley opposes the move.
    A committee appointed by the General Assembly has proposed another $12 million loan for South Carolina State University but Gov. Nikki Haley opposes the move.
  • Judge dismisses charges against some NC protesters

    Judge dismisses charges against some NC protesters

    A judge in Raleigh has dismissed five more cases against protesters arrested last summer at the General Assembly.
    A judge in Raleigh has dismissed five more cases against protesters arrested last summer at the General Assembly.
  • 2 jail hangings in eastern NC being investigated

    2 jail hangings in eastern NC being investigated

    Authorities are investigating two hangings in jails in eastern North Carolina.
    Authorities are investigating two hangings in jails in eastern North Carolina.
  • Cops: SC woman stabs man in fight over diaper cash

    Cops: SC woman stabs man in fight over diaper cash

    Authorities say a Blacksburg woman stabbed a man during a fight at a Rock Hill home over money for their baby's diapers.
    Authorities say a Blacksburg woman stabbed a man during a fight at a Rock Hill home over money for their baby's diapers.
  • NC state agencies have phone, email outages

    NC state agencies have phone, email outages

    A number of state agency offices in Raleigh have been hit with telephone and email problems.
    A number of state agency offices in Raleigh have been hit with telephone and email problems.
  • Sentencing set in SC prison guard shooting

    Sentencing set in SC prison guard shooting

    An Orangeburg man is set to be sentenced for conspiring to kill a prison guard in a hit orchestrated by an inmate on an illegal cellphone.
    An Orangeburg man is set to be sentenced for conspiring to kill a prison guard in a hit orchestrated by an inmate on an illegal cellphone.
  • USC reopens renovated dorms for 600 women

    USC reopens renovated dorms for 600 women

    About 600 female students at the University of South Carolina are starting to move into the newly-renovated residence halls known as the Women's Quad.
    About 600 female students at the University of South Carolina are starting to move into the newly-renovated residence halls known as the Women's Quad.
  • 2 Dead, 3 Injured In Northwest Georgia Shootings

    2 Dead, 3 Injured In Northwest Georgia Shootings

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:57 AM EDT2014-08-13 07:57:33 GMT
    Northwest Georgia authorities are investigating a violent rampage that left two people dead and three wounded.Northwest Georgia authorities are investigating a violent rampage that left two people dead and three wounded.
    Northwest Georgia authorities are investigating a violent rampage that left two people dead and three wounded. They say a gunman shot multiple victims at one house, crashed a car into another house, shot the occupant, committed a carjacking, crashed the vehicle and shot himself in the head. Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap says three people were shot at a house in Cartersville and one was pronounced dead on the scene.
    Northwest Georgia authorities are investigating a violent rampage that left two people dead and three wounded. They say a gunman shot multiple victims at one house, crashed a car into another house, shot the occupant, committed a carjacking, crashed the vehicle and shot himself in the head. Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap says three people were shot at a house in Cartersville and one was pronounced dead on the scene.
  • SC AG Warning Parents After Alleged Online Predator Arrested

    SC AG Warning Parents After Alleged Online Predator Arrested

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-08-12 22:35:03 GMT
    Charles Henry Ross was arrested Aug. 8.Charles Henry Ross was arrested Aug. 8.
    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is warning parents and children about the dangers of the Internet after an accused online predator flew from California to South Carolina to have sex with a minor here. He says 28-year-old Charles Henry Ross was caught by the victim's mother in the child's bedroom.
    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is warning parents and children about the dangers of the Internet after an accused online predator flew from California to South Carolina to have sex with a minor here. He says 28-year-old Charles Henry Ross was caught by the victim's mother in the child's bedroom.
  • Chester County busts marijuana, cockfighting

    Chester County busts marijuana, cockfighting

    Deputies busting an indoor marijuana greenhouse in Chester County say they also found a cockfighting operation.
    Deputies busting an indoor marijuana greenhouse in Chester County say they also found a cockfighting operation.
  • US judge opens civil rights case of NC sheriff

    US judge opens civil rights case of NC sheriff

    Two retired supervising deputies say a North Carolina sheriff told officers to take Hispanic motorists to jail whenever they were stopped for traffic violations.
    Two retired supervising deputies say a North Carolina sheriff told officers to take Hispanic motorists to jail whenever they were stopped for traffic violations.
  • Scientists removing encrustation from SC sub

    Scientists removing encrustation from SC sub

    Scientists have started the long job of removing the encrustation from the hull of Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.
    Scientists have started the long job of removing the encrustation from the hull of Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley.
  • Arrest Made In Aiken Mountain Lion Hoax

    Arrest Made In Aiken Mountain Lion Hoax

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-12 14:58:49 GMT
    Billy J. LunsfordBilly J. Lunsford
    A man who police in Aiken say made up a story about an escaped mountain lion is under arrest Tuesday. The Aiken Department of Public Safety charged Billy J. Lunsford, 55, of North Augusta with providing false information to a public safety officer.
    A man who police in Aiken say made up a story about an escaped mountain lion is under arrest Tuesday. The Aiken Department of Public Safety charged Billy J. Lunsford, 55, of North Augusta with providing false information to a public safety officer.
  • Charlotte Woman Arrested After Teen Fire

    Charlotte Woman Arrested After Teen Fire

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-08-12 14:16:51 GMT
     Janie Lachelle Talley (Photo courtesy WBTV) Janie Lachelle Talley (Photo courtesy WBTV)
    A Charlotte woman has been arrested and accused of helping her son with a video in which he set himself on fire as part of the "Fire Challenge" craze on social media. Several media outlets reported that 41-year-old Janie Lachelle Talley has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
    A Charlotte woman has been arrested and accused of helping her son with a video in which he set himself on fire as part of the "Fire Challenge" craze on social media. Several media outlets reported that 41-year-old Janie Lachelle Talley has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
  • PETA: Video shows abuse at NC dairy farm

    PETA: Video shows abuse at NC dairy farm

    The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is asking the state to investigate allegations of animal cruelty at a North Carolina farm that supplies milk to a major grocery-store chain.
    The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is asking the state to investigate allegations of animal cruelty at a North Carolina farm that supplies milk to a major grocery-store chain.
  • Clemson holds workshop on farmers and weather risk

    Clemson holds workshop on farmers and weather risk

    Clemson University has finally gotten around to rescheduling a workshop that was postponed because of February's ice storm.
    Clemson University has finally gotten around to rescheduling a workshop that was postponed because of February's ice storm.
  • Pre-Trial Motions Begin In GA Test Cheating Trial

    Pre-Trial Motions Begin In GA Test Cheating Trial

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-08-12 08:03:21 GMT
    Pre-trial motions have started in the trial for Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy. Pre-trial motions have started in the trial for Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy.
    Pre-trial motions have started in the trial for Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter told a group of potential jurors Monday that the trial is expected to be lengthy and demanding. A group of potential jurors has been given questionnaires and are expected to be interviewed later.
    Pre-trial motions have started in the trial for Atlanta Public Schools educators accused of participating in a test cheating conspiracy. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter told a group of potential jurors Monday that the trial is expected to be lengthy and demanding. A group of potential jurors has been given questionnaires and are expected to be interviewed later.
  • SC Ranks One of the Worst States for Underprivileged Children Care

    SC Ranks One of the Worst States for Underprivileged Children Care

    Monday, August 11 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-08-11 21:04:53 GMT
    CEO of Children's Trust SC discusses child care in South Carolina. CEO of Children's Trust SC discusses child care in South Carolina.

    Website ranks South Carolina 45th for underprivileged children care.

    Website ranks South Carolina 45th for underprivileged children care.

  • Man drowns in lake at Myrtle Beach attraction

    Man drowns in lake at Myrtle Beach attraction

    Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the lake at the Broadway at the Beach tourist attraction in Myrtle Beach over the weekend.
    Authorities are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the lake at the Broadway at the Beach tourist attraction in Myrtle Beach over the weekend.
  • Conn. sailor's body recovered in SC after 8 months

    Conn. sailor's body recovered in SC after 8 months

    The body of a Connecticut sailor who had been missing since New Year's Eve has been found at a marina in South Carolina.
    The body of a Connecticut sailor who had been missing since New Year's Eve has been found at a marina in South Carolina.
  • MUSC gets $3.4M to improve minority cancer care

    MUSC gets $3.4M to improve minority cancer care

    The Medical University of South Carolina will be working to improve cancer care for minority patients with a $3.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.
    The Medical University of South Carolina will be working to improve cancer care for minority patients with a $3.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute.
  • SC Medicaid dealing with application backlog

    SC Medicaid dealing with application backlog

    South Carolina Medicaid officials are working to process thousands of applications backlogged through the federal online marketplace.
    South Carolina Medicaid officials are working to process thousands of applications backlogged through the federal online marketplace.
  • Missing Mountain Lion Report In Aiken A Hoax

    Missing Mountain Lion Report In Aiken A Hoax

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-08-11 14:28:20 GMT
    Police said in a news release Sunday afternoon that after several hours of investigation, they determined the entire story was fabricated.Police said in a news release Sunday afternoon that after several hours of investigation, they determined the entire story was fabricated.
    Authorities now say a report of a mountain lion escaping from an Aiken pet store is false. Police said in a news release Sunday afternoon that after several hours of investigation, they determined the entire story was fabricated.
    Authorities now say a report of a mountain lion escaping from an Aiken pet store is false. Police said in a news release Sunday afternoon that after several hours of investigation, they determined the entire story was fabricated.
  • Man wanted in traffic stop shooting in custody

    Man wanted in traffic stop shooting in custody

    A man that authorities say fired a shot at a state trooper during a traffic stop near Kingstree has turned himself in.
    A man that authorities say fired a shot at a state trooper during a traffic stop near Kingstree has turned himself in.
  • Beaufort County adds GPS to school buses

    Beaufort County adds GPS to school buses

    High tech is coming to the old yellow school bus, at least in Beaufort County.
    High tech is coming to the old yellow school bus, at least in Beaufort County.
  • Fire destroys $25M plant building near Charleston

    Fire destroys $25M plant building near Charleston

    Officials say a weekend fire did about $25 million in damage and destroyed a building at a chemical plant outside of Charleston.
    Officials say a weekend fire did about $25 million in damage and destroyed a building at a chemical plant outside of Charleston.
  • Man missing for 6 days found safe in Sumter swamp

    Man missing for 6 days found safe in Sumter swamp

    Authorities say a missing 52-year-old man has been found safe in a Sumter County swamps nearly a week after he disappeared.
    Authorities say a missing 52-year-old man has been found safe in a Sumter County swamps nearly a week after he disappeared.
  • Commission to discuss proposed SC amendments

    Commission to discuss proposed SC amendments

    A panel is meeting to determine whether proposed amendments to South Carolina's constitution need explanations before voters consider them later this year.
    A panel is meeting to determine whether proposed amendments to South Carolina's constitution need explanations before voters consider them later this year.
  • Boil Water Advisory in Whitmire

    Boil Water Advisory in Whitmire

    Sunday, August 10 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-08-10 20:30:41 GMT
    Boil water advisory issued for Whitmire Sunday.Boil water advisory issued for Whitmire Sunday.

     The chief operator of the Whitmire Filtration Plant says a boil water advisory is in effect for the town.

     The chief operator of the Whitmire Filtration Plant says a boil water advisory is in effect for the town.

  • First Women Inmates Graduate from SC Prison Program

    First Women Inmates Graduate from SC Prison Program

    Friday, August 8 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-08-08 23:02:57 GMT
    12 female prison inmates graduated from the program Friday.12 female prison inmates graduated from the program Friday.
    South Carolina's first-ever class of female state prison inmates graduated from Columbia International University's Prison Initiative Friday. Twelve women earned Associate of Arts degrees and will now become chaplain's assistants at the three women's prisons across the state.
    South Carolina's first-ever class of female state prison inmates graduated from Columbia International University's Prison Initiative Friday. Twelve women earned Associate of Arts degrees and will now become chaplain's assistants at the three women's prisons across the state.
  • Insurance Fraud On Rise In SC

    Insurance Fraud On Rise In SC

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:49:05 GMT
    Insurance fraud complaints in South Carolina are rising and costing families hundreds of dollars a year.
    Insurance fraud complaints in South Carolina are rising and costing families hundreds of dollars a year.
  • New Standard for Teaching Evolution in SC Gets Approval

    New Standard for Teaching Evolution in SC Gets Approval

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:27:02 GMT
    An education panel discusses the new evolution standard Tuesday.An education panel discusses the new evolution standard Tuesday.
    South Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday.
    South Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday.
  • MORE DETAILS: Family Releases Statement on Father, Daughter Death

    MORE DETAILS: Family Releases Statement on Father, Daughter Death

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:51 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:51:17 GMT
    911 calls tell the story story of what happened before and after the tragic freak accident
    911 calls tell the story story of what happened before and after the tragic freak accident
  • Paula Deen to open restaurant this summer

    Paula Deen to open restaurant this summer

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:44:25 GMT
    Paul Deen plans to open a restaurant this summer at Pigeon Gorge, Tennessee, a hub for tourists in the Smoky Mountains. The new restaurant and store will be called "Paula Deen's Family Kitchen." The
    Paul Deen plans to open a restaurant this summer at Pigeon Gorge, Tennessee, a hub for tourists in the Smoky Mountains. The new restaurant and store will be called "Paula Deen's Family Kitchen." The
  • Travelers Chapel invites Grand Strand tourists to 'Pray, Pause and Worship'

    Travelers Chapel invites Grand Strand tourists to 'Pray, Pause and Worship'

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:58:31 GMT
    There are thousandsof churches in South Carolina and one of the most unique ones is right here in Horry County. It's so unique, you may have never noticed it. Still, the Travelers Chapel is changing people from all over the country in aPositively Carolina way.If you don't know you're looking for it, you may never see it. TheTravelers Chapel, off Highway 501 near Conway, is one of the smallest churches in the country."A chiropractor in Conway at time, went to Washin...
    There are thousandsof churches in South Carolina and one of the most unique ones is right here in Horry County. It's so unique, you may have never noticed it. Still, the Travelers Chapel is changing people from all over the country in aPositively Carolina way.If you don't know you're looking for it, you may never see it. TheTravelers Chapel, off Highway 501 near Conway, is one of the smallest churches in the country."A chiropractor in Conway at time, went to Washin...
  • 'The Escapade' Passengers Back on Dry Land

    'The Escapade' Passengers Back on Dry Land

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:50 PM EDT2014-07-17 03:50:40 GMT
    The Coast Guard says the 94 passengers and 24 crew members who were stuck aboard 'The Escapade' casino ship are now back on dry land. 7 additional crew members remain on board with the ship.
    The Coast Guard says the 94 passengers and 24 crew members who were stuck aboard 'The Escapade' casino ship are now back on dry land. 7 additional crew members remain on board with the ship.
  • Red Cross urges South Carolinians to prepare for 1st Tropical Storm of the season

    Red Cross urges South Carolinians to prepare for 1st Tropical Storm of the season

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-01 21:12:14 GMT
    The Red Cross urges South Carolinians to take the time now to get prepared for the first tropical storm of hurricane season that could affect the Carolinas by Thursday.The Red Cross urges South Carolinians to take the time now to get prepared for the first tropical storm of hurricane season that could affect the Carolinas by Thursday.
    The Red Cross urges South Carolinians to take the time now to get prepared for the first tropical storm of hurricane season that could affect the Carolinas by Thursday. Everyone is encouraged to download the Red Cross’ free mobile apps for Flooding, Tornados, Shelters, Hurricanes, First Aid and more.
    The Red Cross urges South Carolinians to take the time now to get prepared for the first tropical storm of hurricane season that could affect the Carolinas by Thursday. Everyone is encouraged to download the Red Cross’ free mobile apps for Flooding, Tornados, Shelters, Hurricanes, First Aid and more.
  • Toddler dies in hot car; police say father forgot to drop off child at daycare

    Toddler dies in hot car; police say father forgot to drop off child at daycare

    Thursday, June 19 2014 1:10 PM EDT2014-06-19 17:10:18 GMT
    Father, Jutsin Harris has been booked on murder charges after his son was left in hot car.Father, Jutsin Harris has been booked on murder charges after his son was left in hot car.
    Police in Atlanta are investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car in sweltering temperatures.It happened at a shopping mall in Cobb County. Police say the father was supposed to take his 22-month-old to daycare, but forgot and went to work.Dana Pierce, Cobb County Police spokesperson said, "Apparently, he forgot the child was in the car seat, in the back of the automobile. And went to work, he left work sometime around 4-4:15, only to discover the child... in the backseat.Polic...
    Police in Atlanta are investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car in sweltering temperatures.It happened at a shopping mall in Cobb County. Police say the father was supposed to take his 22-month-old to daycare, but forgot and went to work.Dana Pierce, Cobb County Police spokesperson said, "Apparently, he forgot the child was in the car seat, in the back of the automobile. And went to work, he left work sometime around 4-4:15, only to discover the child... in the backseat.Polic...
  • 7th anniversary of Sofa fire that left 9 SC firefighters dead

    7th anniversary of Sofa fire that left 9 SC firefighters dead

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-06-18 12:10:24 GMT
    June 18, 2014 marks a somber anniversary of the Sofa Super Store fire that left nine firefighters dead. The store was comprised of a showroom building and warehouse but had no fire sprinkler system. The fire started in a covered loading dock area built between the showroom and warehouse buildings. When the fire started, employees and customers were there because it was during normal business hours. Charleston firefighters arrived within three minutes after the alarm, and other firefighters fr...
    June 18, 2014 marks a somber anniversary of the Sofa Super Store fire that left nine firefighters dead. The store was comprised of a showroom building and warehouse but had no fire sprinkler system. The fire started in a covered loading dock area built between the showroom and warehouse buildings. When the fire started, employees and customers were there because it was during normal business hours. Charleston firefighters arrived within three minutes after the alarm, and other firefighters fr...
  • SC meth lab explodes, baby burned

    SC meth lab explodes, baby burned

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-06-10 15:12:32 GMT
    Richland County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two suspects after a three-month-old boy and a man were injured after a meth explosion. It happened Tuesday morning at the Alpine Regency Mobile Home Park. Richland County Sheriff's Department Spokesman Sgt. Curtis Wilson confirmed the explosion was caused by meth. Wilson said two adults dropped the father of the three-month-old off at Palmetto Health Richland and...
    Richland County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two suspects after a three-month-old boy and a man were injured after a meth explosion. It happened Tuesday morning at the Alpine Regency Mobile Home Park. Richland County Sheriff's Department Spokesman Sgt. Curtis Wilson confirmed the explosion was caused by meth. Wilson said two adults dropped the father of the three-month-old off at Palmetto Health Richland and...
  • Stone Brewing Company not coming to the beach

    Stone Brewing Company not coming to the beach

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-06-10 14:08:57 GMT
    The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation was notified by a representative from the South Carolina Department of Commerce on Monday that the Myrtle Beach area is not among the final locations selected by Stone Brewing Company for their East Coast expansion. "While we are disappointed that we did not win the project, we couldn't be more proud of the effort that was put forth by this community. This project is a great example of how we can all work together to create good jobs...
    The Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation was notified by a representative from the South Carolina Department of Commerce on Monday that the Myrtle Beach area is not among the final locations selected by Stone Brewing Company for their East Coast expansion. "While we are disappointed that we did not win the project, we couldn't be more proud of the effort that was put forth by this community. This project is a great example of how we can all work together to create good jobs...
  • USC student to receive Medal of Honor

    USC student to receive Medal of Honor

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 12:47 PM EDT2014-05-20 16:47:58 GMT
    An Afghanistan war veteran who absorbed the blast of a grenade to protect a fellow Marine will receive the medal of honor next month, becoming the eighth living recipient for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq.President Barack Obama will present the medal to retired Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter during a White House ceremony on June 19.Carpenter, now 24 years old, was wounded Nov. 21, 2010, while guarding a patrol base in a small village in Helmand Province.According to a Marine Corps summary of ...
    An Afghanistan war veteran who absorbed the blast of a grenade to protect a fellow Marine will receive the medal of honor next month, becoming the eighth living recipient for actions in Afghanistan or Iraq.President Barack Obama will present the medal to retired Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter during a White House ceremony on June 19.Carpenter, now 24 years old, was wounded Nov. 21, 2010, while guarding a patrol base in a small village in Helmand Province.According to a Marine Corps summary of ...
  • Country singer Scotty McCreery and friends robbed in Raleigh apartment

    Country singer Scotty McCreery and friends robbed in Raleigh apartment

    Monday, May 5 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-05-05 16:36:17 GMT
    American Idol winner Scotty McCreery attends NC State and was visiting friends at a near campus when they became victims of a home invasion robbery. It happened at an apartment located on Raleigh's Wolf Tech Lane early Monday morning. Raleigh Police said three armed people came into the home and proceeded to take wallets, cash, and electronics before taking off. Police are working to get a description of the suspects. Nobody was hurt. McCreery, 20, won the tenth season of American Idol and ...
    American Idol winner Scotty McCreery attends NC State and was visiting friends at a near campus when they became victims of a home invasion robbery. It happened at an apartment located on Raleigh's Wolf Tech Lane early Monday morning. Raleigh Police said three armed people came into the home and proceeded to take wallets, cash, and electronics before taking off. Police are working to get a description of the suspects. Nobody was hurt. McCreery, 20, won the tenth season of American Idol and ...
  • Huge gator surprises SC lawmaker driving from Myrtle Beach

    Huge gator surprises SC lawmaker driving from Myrtle Beach

    Monday, May 5 2014 9:04 AM EDT2014-05-05 13:04:56 GMT
    South Carolina Rep. Wendell Gilliard sent video to our Media General station WCBD in Charleston showinga gator crossing the road Sunday afternoon.The email stated, "Saw this [Sunday] coming from Myrtle beach." He had gone to Sandy Island boat landing andwhile leaving the dock areahe encountered the very large gator crossing the road.The video shows Gilliard's vehicle approach as the gator crossedin the opposite lane.Gilliard added in the email, "I see why the people on Sandy Island need a fer...
    South Carolina Rep. Wendell Gilliard sent video to our Media General station WCBD in Charleston showinga gator crossing the road Sunday afternoon.The email stated, "Saw this [Sunday] coming from Myrtle beach." He had gone to Sandy Island boat landing andwhile leaving the dock areahe encountered the very large gator crossing the road.The video shows Gilliard's vehicle approach as the gator crossedin the opposite lane.Gilliard added in the email, "I see why the people on Sandy Island need a fer...
  • SC 12-year-old girl found dead, classmates point to bullying

    SC 12-year-old girl found dead, classmates point to bullying

    Friday, May 2 2014 6:11 AM EDT2014-05-02 10:11:52 GMT
    Twelve-year-old Celeste WillsTwelve-year-old Celeste Wills
    Twelve-year-old Celeste Wills was found dead at her home Wednesday afternoon. Authorities are not saying how she died or whether bullying was behind her death.
    Twelve-year-old Celeste Wills was found dead at her home Wednesday afternoon. Authorities are not saying how she died or whether bullying was behind her death.
  • SC men arrested with pot in 'Scooby Doo' lunch box

    SC men arrested with pot in 'Scooby Doo' lunch box

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-04-30 13:31:05 GMT
    Two Rock Hill men have been arrested after police say they found pot and pipes inside their "Scooby Doo" lunch box. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that 20-year-old Trenton Simmons and 26-year-old Brittany Robinson were arrested Monday and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of marijuana near a school. Police say they went to a home after getting a tip about men using drugs there. They found Simmons and Robinson in woods nearby. Police also fo...
    Two Rock Hill men have been arrested after police say they found pot and pipes inside their "Scooby Doo" lunch box. The Herald of Rock Hill reports that 20-year-old Trenton Simmons and 26-year-old Brittany Robinson were arrested Monday and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of marijuana near a school. Police say they went to a home after getting a tip about men using drugs there. They found Simmons and Robinson in woods nearby. Police also fo...
  • Trio jailed after Florence Police Officer and suspect shot during chase

    Trio jailed after Florence Police Officer and suspect shot during chase

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-04-29 19:23:26 GMT
    The suspect car involved in the chase crashed into a telephone pole. Photo from Curtis Graham/WBTWThe suspect car involved in the chase crashed into a telephone pole. Photo from Curtis Graham/WBTW
    A police chase in Florence on Monday afternoon ended with  a police officer and a suspect being shot, authorities say.  The chase involved Florence Police pursuing a vehicle and ended near National Cemetery
    A police chase in Florence on Monday afternoon ended with  a police officer and a suspect being shot, authorities say.  The chase involved Florence Police pursuing a vehicle and ended near National Cemetery
  • Myrtle Beach one of 10 best beaches for families in 2014

    Myrtle Beach one of 10 best beaches for families in 2014

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-04-29 15:02:39 GMT
    The editors at FamilyVacationCritic.com have chosen Myrtle Beach as one of its 2014 top 10 best beaches for families. “Myrtle Beach might as well be a distant cousin of Disney World,” is how FamilyVacationCritic.com described the area. The editors focused on the abundance of restaurants, family-friendly attractions and water parks. “We pride ourselves on being a world-class family beach destination that visitors can enjoy during the warm summer months,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of...
    The editors at FamilyVacationCritic.com have chosen Myrtle Beach as one of its 2014 top 10 best beaches for families. “Myrtle Beach might as well be a distant cousin of Disney World,” is how FamilyVacationCritic.com described the area. The editors focused on the abundance of restaurants, family-friendly attractions and water parks. “We pride ourselves on being a world-class family beach destination that visitors can enjoy during the warm summer months,” said Brad Dean, president and CEO of...
  • 11-month-old boy dies from injuries in NC tornado

    11-month-old boy dies from injuries in NC tornado

    Monday, April 28 2014 2:16 PM EDT2014-04-28 18:16:30 GMT
    Authorities say an 11-month-old boy has died from injuries suffered when a tornado struck his home in eastern North Carolina.
    Authorities say an 11-month-old boy has died from injuries suffered when a tornado struck his home in eastern North Carolina.
  • Friday marks 5 years since Brittanee Drexel went missing

    Friday marks 5 years since Brittanee Drexel went missing

    Friday, April 25 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-04-25 21:21:03 GMT
    Friday, April 25, 2014 marks the 5 year anniversary of the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel. There will be a vigil held at 7:30 by her memorial tree in Market Common. When she disappeared, Brittanee, who's from Rochester, New York, was 17 years old on Spring Break with some friends. She was last seen on surveillance video leaving the Bluewater Resort, walking North on Ocean Boulevard. Her mother, Dawn, has held ou...
    Friday, April 25, 2014 marks the 5 year anniversary of the disappearance of Brittanee Drexel. There will be a vigil held at 7:30 by her memorial tree in Market Common. When she disappeared, Brittanee, who's from Rochester, New York, was 17 years old on Spring Break with some friends. She was last seen on surveillance video leaving the Bluewater Resort, walking North on Ocean Boulevard. Her mother, Dawn, has held ou...
  • SC teen dies in boating accident

    SC teen dies in boating accident

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:13:01 GMT
    Two people are dead and two others missing after a boating accident on Lake Erie in Ohio. Among the dead is 17-year-old Paige Widmer of Pelion, South Carolina. A spokesperson for the Ottawa County, Ohio
    Two people are dead and two others missing after a boating accident on Lake Erie in Ohio. Among the dead is 17-year-old Paige Widmer of Pelion, South Carolina. A spokesperson for the Ottawa County, Ohio
  • Man falls to his death from balcony of Myrtle Beach hotel

    Man falls to his death from balcony of Myrtle Beach hotel

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-04-18 13:14:04 GMT
    A 22-year-old man has died after falling seven floors from the balcony of a Myrtle Beach hotel. Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says the fall happened shortly after midnight Thursday. The name
    A 22-year-old man has died after falling seven floors from the balcony of a Myrtle Beach hotel. Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler says the fall happened shortly after midnight Thursday. The name
  • NC teacher sent obscene photos and video to students, police say

    NC teacher sent obscene photos and video to students, police say

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-04-16 16:41:01 GMT
    A former middle school teacher in Cleveland County has been arrested and accused of sending obscene videos and pictures of herself to students.  Caron Elizabeth Blanton, age 34, of Mooresboro was arrested
    A former middle school teacher in Cleveland County has been arrested and accused of sending obscene videos and pictures of herself to students.  Caron Elizabeth Blanton, age 34, of Mooresboro was arrested
  • 3 arrested after meth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County

    3 arrested after meth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 1:34 AM EDT2014-04-16 05:34:12 GMT
    3 arrested after neth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County3 arrested after neth lab fire injures 6-year-old in Orangeburg County
    Three people are behind bars after a meth lab fire injures a 6-year-old girl in Eutawville, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.According to Sheriff Leroy Ravenell, officers were called 107 Cypress Shore in Eutawville on April 7 in reference to a fire in a camper caused by a hot plate. A hot plate was not located in the camper by the fire department but components were located in the cooking of methamphetamine.Four children were in the home during the time of the fire.24-year-...
    Three people are behind bars after a meth lab fire injures a 6-year-old girl in Eutawville, according to the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.According to Sheriff Leroy Ravenell, officers were called 107 Cypress Shore in Eutawville on April 7 in reference to a fire in a camper caused by a hot plate. A hot plate was not located in the camper by the fire department but components were located in the cooking of methamphetamine.Four children were in the home during the time of the fire.24-year-...
  • 7-year-old SC girl shot by boy at birthday party

    7-year-old SC girl shot by boy at birthday party

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-04-15 14:07:11 GMT
    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says
    Authorities say a 7-year-old girl was killed at a birthday party in South Carolina after a 5-year-old boy accidentally fired a gun that he thought was a toy. Lexington County Sheriff James Metts says
  • Teen falls to his death from 15th floor while on vacation

    Teen falls to his death from 15th floor while on vacation

    Monday, April 7 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:14:49 GMT
    A thirteen-year-old boy was pronounced dead Saturday after falling fifteen stories off a balcony at Palazzo Condominiums in Panama City Beach, Florida. Authorities say Zachary Dickman of Plainfield, Indiana
    A thirteen-year-old boy was pronounced dead Saturday after falling fifteen stories off a balcony at Palazzo Condominiums in Panama City Beach, Florida. Authorities say Zachary Dickman of Plainfield, Indiana
  • Mom of teen killed in crash pushes for law after disturbing Facebook posts

    Mom of teen killed in crash pushes for law after disturbing Facebook posts

    Thursday, April 3 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-04-04 01:39:04 GMT
    With one click of button. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of people have access to a simple post. But when does posting go too far? It's been nearly a month since Sheila Quick's daughter, Allison English,
    With one click of button. Hundreds, sometimes thousands of people have access to a simple post. But when does posting go too far? It's been nearly a month since Sheila Quick's daughter, Allison English,
  • SC Trooper awarded Medal of Valor after shootout, wild chase in Horry County

    SC Trooper awarded Medal of Valor after shootout, wild chase in Horry County

    Monday, March 31 2014 4:11 PM EDT2014-03-31 20:11:37 GMT
    An SC Highway Patrolman who was shot at several times in a wild high-speed chase in Horry County was awarded the Medal of Valor by the SC Highway Patrol.  L/Cpl. Douglas J. Sarvis, of Troop Five, which
    An SC Highway Patrolman who was shot at several times in a wild high-speed chase in Horry County was awarded the Medal of Valor by the SC Highway Patrol.  L/Cpl. Douglas J. Sarvis, of Troop Five, which
  • HCPD contacts FL authorities about Elvis case after skeletal remains found

    HCPD contacts FL authorities about Elvis case after skeletal remains found

    Friday, March 21 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-03-21 22:06:34 GMT
    The Horry County Police Department is in contact with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office in Florida after skeletal remains were reportedly discovered earlier this week. Lt. Robert Kegler with the Horry
    The Horry County Police Department is in contact with the Volusia County Sheriff's Office in Florida after skeletal remains were reportedly discovered earlier this week. Lt. Robert Kegler with the Horry
  • NC school decides boy can carry 'My Little Pony' backpack

    NC school decides boy can carry 'My Little Pony' backpack

    Friday, March 21 2014 4:33 PM EDT2014-03-21 20:33:26 GMT
    Buncombe County school officials say a 9-year-old boy can use his "My Little Pony" backpack when he returns to class. The boy's family said he was prevented from carrying the backpack to Candler Elementary
    Buncombe County school officials say a 9-year-old boy can use his "My Little Pony" backpack when he returns to class. The boy's family said he was prevented from carrying the backpack to Candler Elementary
  • SC father of girl killed by drunk driver wants lawmakers to pass Emma's Law

    SC father of girl killed by drunk driver wants lawmakers to pass Emma's Law

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-03-18 12:51:17 GMT
    David Longstreet is urging lawmakers to pass Emma's Law that would require ignition interlocks. His 6-year-old daughter, Emma, was killed January 1, 2012, because of a drunk driver. Billy Hutto Jr., was
    David Longstreet is urging lawmakers to pass Emma's Law that would require ignition interlocks. His 6-year-old daughter, Emma, was killed January 1, 2012, because of a drunk driver. Billy Hutto Jr., was
  • Bond denied; Texts, phone calls unveiled in Heather Elvis case hearing

    Bond denied; Texts, phone calls unveiled in Heather Elvis case hearing

    Monday, March 17 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-03-18 01:46:03 GMT
    The married couple charged with murder and kidnapping in the case of Heather Elvis is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon for a bond hearing. Tammy Moorer, 42, and Sidney Moorer, 38, will appear
    The married couple charged with murder and kidnapping in the case of Heather Elvis is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon for a bond hearing. Tammy Moorer, 42, and Sidney Moorer, 38, will appear
  • North Myrtle Beach gives final approval to beach tent ban

    North Myrtle Beach gives final approval to beach tent ban

    Monday, March 17 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-03-18 01:17:12 GMT
    On Monday evening, the North Myrtle Beach City Council voted to ban the use of shading devices, other than umbrellas along the city's nine miles of beach from May 15 to September 15 annually. This means
    On Monday evening, the North Myrtle Beach City Council voted to ban the use of shading devices, other than umbrellas along the city's nine miles of beach from May 15 to September 15 annually. This means
  • SC driver plows into festival crowd with 3 dead, 23 hurt, officials say

    SC driver plows into festival crowd with 3 dead, 23 hurt, officials say

    Monday, March 17 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-03-17 19:22:50 GMT
    A man and woman were killed early Thursday after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a
    A man and woman were killed early Thursday after a suspected drunken driver fleeing from arrest crashed through barricades set up for the South By Southwest festival and struck the pair and others on a
  • Inmate found dead at Florence County Detention Center

    Inmate found dead at Florence County Detention Center

    Sunday, March 16 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-03-16 23:45:21 GMT
    Tavar PeoplesTavar Peoples
    The Florence County Coroner's Office and Sheriff's Office investigate the death of an inmate at the Florence County Detention Center.  A correctional officer found Tavar Peoples, 24, of Effingham, dead
    The Florence County Coroner's Office and Sheriff's Office investigate the death of an inmate at the Florence County Detention Center.  A correctional officer found Tavar Peoples, 24, of Effingham, dead
  • Raw video released of SC deputy shooting 70-year-old man grabbing cane

    Raw video released of SC deputy shooting 70-year-old man grabbing cane

    Friday, March 14 2014 9:46 PM EDT2014-03-15 01:46:17 GMT
    WBTW-TV has obtained dashcam video from the York County Sheriff's Office that shows a deputy shooting a70-year-old man reaching for a cane. The dashboard camera video is of the incident that happened
    WBTW-TV has obtained dashcam video from the York County Sheriff's Office that shows a deputy shooting a70-year-old man reaching for a cane. The dashboard camera video is of the incident that happened
  • Heather Elvis' dad files police report about 'being marked' after paint found

    Heather Elvis' dad files police report about 'being marked' after paint found

    Friday, March 14 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-03-14 10:44:51 GMT
    The father of a missing Myrtle Beach woman that police say has been murdered filed a complaint Wednesday about being harassed.  Terry Elvis, age 54, is the father of Heather Elvis, age 20, who went missing
    The father of a missing Myrtle Beach woman that police say has been murdered filed a complaint Wednesday about being harassed.  Terry Elvis, age 54, is the father of Heather Elvis, age 20, who went missing
  • 3-year-old SC boy dies after wreck with suspected drunk driver

    3-year-old SC boy dies after wreck with suspected drunk driver

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-03-12 16:59:39 GMT
    A 3-year-old Columbia boy is reportedly on life support after the car he was riding in was struck by a driver who had been drinking, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Josiah Jenkins, has severe head
    A 3-year-old Columbia boy is reportedly on life support after the car he was riding in was struck by a driver who had been drinking, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Josiah Jenkins, has severe head
  • Medical fund started for 6-year-old SC girl after 2 dogs attack

    Medical fund started for 6-year-old SC girl after 2 dogs attack

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-03-12 02:45:45 GMT
    A 6-year-old girl remains in the hospital after she was attacked by 2 dogs on Sunday.Kayla Smith suffered severe injury to her head and was in surgery Monday so doctors at Childrens Hospital at  MUSC could
    A 6-year-old girl remains in the hospital after she was attacked by 2 dogs on Sunday.Kayla Smith suffered severe injury to her head and was in surgery Monday so doctors at Childrens Hospital at  MUSC could
  • SC dad breaks down while talking about dog attack that ripped daughter's scalp

    SC dad breaks down while talking about dog attack that ripped daughter's scalp

    Monday, March 10 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-03-11 03:05:59 GMT
    According to eyewitnesses, a 6-year-old girl was attacked by two dogs over the weekend in a Goose Creek neighborhood. According to the victim's father officials have not filled out paperwork on this
    According to eyewitnesses, a 6-year-old girl was attacked by two dogs over the weekend in a Goose Creek neighborhood. According to the victim's father officials have not filled out paperwork on this
  • 9 arrested in Georgetown County drug sting

    9 arrested in Georgetown County drug sting

    Monday, March 10 2014 8:13 AM EDT2014-03-10 12:13:53 GMT
    Nine people were arrested on drug charges in a 36-hour period starting on Wednesday, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office. Our media partners at South Strand News report the charges include
    Nine people were arrested on drug charges in a 36-hour period starting on Wednesday, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office. Our media partners at South Strand News report the charges include
  • Missing mom and baby found safe, Brunswick County authorities say

    Missing mom and baby found safe, Brunswick County authorities say

    Friday, March 7 2014 5:50 PM EST2014-03-07 22:50:18 GMT
    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Detectives say that a Shallotte woman  who was missing along with her 13 month old daughter has been found.
    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Detectives say that a Shallotte woman  who was missing along with her 13 month old daughter has been found.
  • NC pair faces more than 100 sex charges

    NC pair faces more than 100 sex charges

    Thursday, March 6 2014 1:39 PM EST2014-03-06 18:39:19 GMT
    Amos Lavon Hardy, 36, of Carolina Beach Rd., Wilmington has been charged with 70 counts of first degree sex offense with a child. These charges are in addition to his previous charges on from February
    Amos Lavon Hardy, 36, of Carolina Beach Rd., Wilmington has been charged with 70 counts of first degree sex offense with a child. These charges are in addition to his previous charges on from February
  • Divers search boat landing in Heather Elvis case, create "forensic re-enactment"

    Divers search boat landing in Heather Elvis case, create "forensic re-enactment"

    Friday, February 28 2014 8:26 PM EST2014-03-01 01:26:20 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Law enforcement officers were back at the scene looking for evidence where missing 20-year-old Heather Elvis' car was found in December. According to Horry County Police Lt.
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Law enforcement officers were back at the scene looking for evidence where missing 20-year-old Heather Elvis' car was found in December. According to Horry County Police Lt.
  • Thief covers camera with feminine pad during Myrtle Beach burglary

    Thief covers camera with feminine pad during Myrtle Beach burglary

    Friday, February 28 2014 3:19 PM EST2014-02-28 20:19:43 GMT
    A Myrtle Beach hotel gift shop robber used a feminine pad to cover up a surveillance camera while he grabbed money from the place, police said. The incident happened on Feb. 19 just after 1 am at Ocean
    A Myrtle Beach hotel gift shop robber used a feminine pad to cover up a surveillance camera while he grabbed money from the place, police said. The incident happened on Feb. 19 just after 1 am at Ocean
  • Heather Elvis' dad writes poem about daughter who police say was murdered

    Heather Elvis' dad writes poem about daughter who police say was murdered

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 4:03 PM EST2014-02-26 21:03:28 GMT
    Still trying to deal with the news that 2 people were charged in his still-missing daughter's death, the father of Heather Elvis posted a poem to her on Facebook Wednesday afternoon. Terry Elvis and his
    Still trying to deal with the news that 2 people were charged in his still-missing daughter's death, the father of Heather Elvis posted a poem to her on Facebook Wednesday afternoon. Terry Elvis and his
  • SC middle school teacher faces new sex charge

    SC middle school teacher faces new sex charge

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 10:49 AM EST2014-02-26 15:49:17 GMT
    A Sumter middle school teacher is facing a new sex charge after a third student has come forward. Sumter County Sheriff's investigators say 31-year-old Elizabeth Moss was taken back into custody Tuesday
    A Sumter middle school teacher is facing a new sex charge after a third student has come forward. Sumter County Sheriff's investigators say 31-year-old Elizabeth Moss was taken back into custody Tuesday
  • Terry Elvis: Together we're going to find Heather

    Terry Elvis: Together we're going to find Heather

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 11:31 PM EST2014-02-26 04:31:38 GMT
    Less than 24 hours after murder charges were brought upon two people connected to the disappearance of 20-year-old Heather Elvis, her parents are breaking their silence and speaking out. News 13's Meghan
    Less than 24 hours after murder charges were brought upon two people connected to the disappearance of 20-year-old Heather Elvis, her parents are breaking their silence and speaking out. News 13's Meghan
  • Body of missing SC teen found; 2 brothers charged with murder

    Body of missing SC teen found; 2 brothers charged with murder

    Friday, February 21 2014 8:51 PM EST2014-02-22 01:51:53 GMT
    Police believe a missing teen from Orangeburg County has been murdered. The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office says Bryant McKnight and Jerry McKnight have been arrested and charged with murder. Deputies
    Police believe a missing teen from Orangeburg County has been murdered. The Calhoun County Sheriff's Office says Bryant McKnight and Jerry McKnight have been arrested and charged with murder. Deputies
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  • Spartanburg Co. Deputies Arrest Groping Suspect

    Spartanburg Co. Deputies Arrest Groping Suspect

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:20:43 GMT
    Romel Alexander AlfaroRomel Alexander Alfaro
    A man accused of fondling three women at stores in Spartanburg County is under arrest Friday morning. Romel Alexander Alfaro, 20, is charged with two counts of assault and battery first degree by the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office after they say he groped three victims at Target, Ingles and Walmart Sunday night.
    A man accused of fondling three women at stores in Spartanburg County is under arrest Friday morning. Romel Alexander Alfaro, 20, is charged with two counts of assault and battery first degree by the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office after they say he groped three victims at Target, Ingles and Walmart Sunday night.
  • 2.2 Million Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Deaths

    2.2 Million Bean Bag Chairs Recalled After Deaths

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:48:01 GMT
    Courtesy U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionCourtesy U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace Bayou Corp., can open.
    About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace Bayou Corp., can open.
  • Coroner's Prelim Autopsy of Broome Student Released

    Coroner's Prelim Autopsy of Broome Student Released

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:41:53 GMT
    The student was pronounced dead at Mary Black hospital after they passed out at Broome High School Wednesday.
    The student was pronounced dead at Mary Black hospital after they passed out at Broome High School Wednesday.
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