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    Target used company that had past security leak

    Target used company that had past security leak

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    Companies in the United States are not good at protecting their customers' information.Target lost data on 110-million customers when its computers were hacked.The company offered free identity theft protection from Experian, but Experian had troubles of its own.The credit monitoring company had a data leak through a subsidiary and unknowingly sold personal data of millions of Americans to a crook in Vietnam.That guy then sold the personal information to identity thieves around the world.Targ... More>>

    VIDEO: Intense gator battle at Odessa golf course

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    An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course. A golfer shot the video using a cell phone More>>

    Patient data on Greenwood hospital's stolen laptop

    Patient data on Greenwood hospital's stolen laptop

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    GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) - A Greenwood hospital is warning more than 500 patients that their personal and medical information could be at risk after a laptop was stolen during a break in. Officials at Self Regional Healthcare told The Index-Journal of Greenwood (http://bit.ly/WPS1YY ) that the laptop was taken May 25. Police arrested two suspects a few weeks later who said they threw the laptop into Lake Thurmond. Divers have not been able to find the computer. Hospital officials say the laptop w... More>>

    Minor league GM gets public prostate exam

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - There was as much attention on the press box as on the field at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans minor league baseball game as team's general manager had a public prostate exam. During the seventh inning stretch of Thursday's game, Andy Milovich bent over with his head out the press box window singing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" as the exam was performed as part of Prostate Cancer Awareness Night. Milovich had the exam as part of a challenge with a 10-year-old girl suffe... More>>

    Homeless couple: Man shot their dog in Sumter park

    Homeless couple: Man shot their dog in Sumter park

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    SUMTER, S.C. (AP) - A homeless couple in Sumter says a man came up to them in a park and shot and killed their dog without any warning, then ran away laughing. Sumter police are investigating the incident, and told The Sumter Item (http://bit.ly/1jZddWO ) that the man drove to the police station after the shooting to report it. Investigators say the man told them he shot the dog in self-defense after it growled and charged him at Memorial Park on Thursday morning. Brady and Nina Lambert say t... More>>

    Moncks Corner man gets 30 years in shooting death

    Moncks Corner man gets 30 years in shooting death

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    MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) - A Moncks Corner man has been convicted of killing his son and wounding his son's fiancee during a fight two years ago. A Berkeley County jury returned the guilty verdict on charges of murder and attempted murder against 62-year-old Johnny Irby on Thursday. Irby was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Prosecutors say Irby killed 35-year-old Telly Irby and wounded 32-year-old Michelle Wiggins in August 2012. Witnesses said Telly Irby had hit his father in the head during... More>>

    General Motors expects to pay $400-$600 million dollars in victim compensation

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    General Motors expects to pay between $400 and $600 million dollars to compensate victims of a faulty ignition switch that led to at least 13 deaths.Families of those injured or killed can start filing for payments next month.The automakers has admitted its employees knew of the defective ignition switches ten years before recalling 2.6 million cars this year.General Motors could face criminal charges.The company has set aside an additional $874 million for the cost of repairing the record 30... More>>

    Citizens academy: behind scenes at FBI Video included

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    For the first time ever in Charleston, FBI agents are giving citizens here a peak into what they do to prevent terrorism. In a 7-week “FBI Citizen’s Academy”, community leaders will get a behind the scenes look at how the FBI operates here. FBI agents say they get intelligence from citizens, and that’s a good reason to hold an academy… to connect with the people in the community. FBI agents say South Carolina, not unlike other states, is vulnerable to terrorism because of the large militar... More>>

    New mission statement for College of Charleston

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    Big changes could be coming to the College of Charleston.After the college's Board of Trustees meeting went into executive session Wednesday, the new president of the College of Charleston, Glenn McConnell, sent an email to the alumni of the school, outlining changes to the way the college will approach education. The mission statement for the school was revised, as the Board and McConnell set the direction for the College.McConnell says he wants to shift the college from a "comprehensive" un... More>>

    Officer arrested for counterfeit money and speeding Video included

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    Wednesday night around 1 a.m. a North Charleston Police Officer was arrested in North Charleston for possessing counterfeit money during a traffic stop. More>>

    Missing diver's remains found near Folly Beach

    The remains were identified as 18-year old Tristen Allen. The remains were identified as 18-year old Tristen Allen.
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    Officials from the Charleston County Coroner identified the remains of a missing diver, who didn't resurface two weekends ago near Folly Beach.
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    Police make arrests in connection with Summerville car break-ins

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    On July 18, 2014 five suspects were arrested by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office in connection with thefts from several vehicles in the Cane Bay Subdivision of Summerville, SC. More>>

    Charleston County Council to look at pay raises

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    The Charleston County Council may approve the Council's first raise in more than 10 years, Thursday night.If the Council's Finance Committee approves the raise, The Chairman's salary would climb to just over $26,000 from $17,000.County Council members would see an increase from $14,000-$21,000.Raises would go into effect January 1, 2015. More>>

    Air Algerie plane disappears from radar

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    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar on a flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday. Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 0155 GMT, the agency said. "In keeping with procedures, Air Algerie has launched its emergency plan," the agency quoted the airline as saying. The flight path of Flight AH5017 from Ouagadougou, the cap... More>>

    Finding loving permanent homes for older children waiting for adoption remains a challenge for the state Video included

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    Region Three Adoptions will host a private meet and greet for older children waiting to be adopted and approved prospective adoptive parents. We introduce you to a teen waiting for a family and take a closer look at the state's adoption system. More>>

    Made in Charleston awards to be presented

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston is again bestowing awards on craftsman and artisans for their locally made products. The second annual 100 Percent Made in Charleston Awards ceremony is scheduled for Thursday at Charleston's popular City Market. Mayor Joe Riley will be handing out the awards, which recognize locally produced handcrafted products available at the Market. Last year, Riley presented awards for 98 products, including awards to 39 sweetgrass basket weavers. The market is one of ... More>>

    West Point professor to hold talk on Westmoreland

    West Point professor to hold talk on Westmoreland

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A history professor from the U.S. Military Academy is slated to discuss his book about Vietnam and the late Gen. William Westmoreland. Army Col. Gregory Daddis is also signing copies of his book "Westmoreland's War: Reassessing American Strategy in Vietnam." The event takes place Thursday at the Hollings Library on the University of South Carolina campus. It is free and open to the public. Westmoreland passed away in 2005 at age 91 while living in Charleston. He commande... More>>

    DHEC holding info session on EPA plans

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina environmental regulators are planning to hold a public meeting to talk about new federal regulations for power plants. On Thursday, the Department of Health and Environmental Control is hosting an information session at the agency's headquarters in downtown Columbia. Organizers say their agenda includes a basic overview of the EPA's Clean Power Plan, as well as a discussion on what roles various state agencies will play. DHEC says the Clean Power Plan prop... More>>

    University of SCarolina players to urge reading

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The University of South Carolina men's basketball team wants kids to take an interest in reading. Spokesman Jeff Stensland says USC students who participate in the "Cocky's Reading Express" literacy initiative will join the team and Cocky at the Richland County Library on Assembly Street on Thursday. The team and school mascot Cocky are attending. Cocky's Reading Express is a collaboration of the university's student government and the USC School of Library and Informati... More>>

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began Video included

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    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. More>>

    2 Your Health Join the Fight For Air Climb at North Charleston Coliseum

    2 Your Health Join the Fight For Air Climb at North Charleston Coliseum

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    The Fight for Air Climb is one of the American Lung Association's signature fundraising events. With events in more than 65 cities, participants young and old climb to raise funds in support of the mission of the American Lung Association: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.Saturday's unique event is planned for the North Charleston Coliseum and challenges participants as they walk, run or race up hundreds of steps. Sometimes called a "vertical road race", team... More>>

    Residents fear traffic congestion if 196 new apartments and grocery store are built

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     On Wednesday night, the Mount Pleasant Planning Commission will review a proposal for new residential apartments and 87,000 square feet of commercial space. More>>

    New X-Men comic book saga starts in downtown Charleston! Video included

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    From seersucker to super heroes, the Marvel Universe is invading downtown Charleston. A brand new landmark chapter in the multi-million dollar X-men franchise kicks off on the pages of a new comic book set momentarily in Charleston. You could call it The Battle of the Battery: A Super Villain Invasion.Team 2 wanted the lowdown on the downtown drama. That was easier said than done because in just a week the colorful comics flew off local shelves faster than a speeding bullet."It's tying in wit... More>>

    NEW INFORMATION: Company Issues Second Statement Regarding Grounded Boat Video included

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    The U.S. Coast Guard tells WSAV that a local casino boat is stuck on a sandbar in Calibogue Sound, South Carolina with 124 people on board. More>>

    Parents banned from coaching sports in Berkeley County schools

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    Tuesday night, the Berkeley County School Board approved a ban on parents coaching varsity and junior varsity level sports. The amendment states that no parent volunteer may coach a sport their child plays.A petition with 512 community signatures was brought to the meeting. No one spoke in favor of the change, but parents haven't been happy with this new policy. Exceptions to the rule are allowed at the discretion of the principal or full-time staff members. Added Language for Policy JH- Stud... More>>

    SC justices order new sentencing hearing

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    A new sentencing hearing has been ordered for a man on South Carolina's death row for killing the mother of his child. The state Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that John Edward Weik of Moncks Corner should have a new hearing that would give him a chance to leave death row. Justices said Weik's attorneys had not presented enough evidence about his background and mental health history. Weik was convicted in 1999 for the shotgun slaying of 27-year-old Susan Hutto Krasae at her home in Knightsv... More>>

    Converse Basketball Coach Resigns After Shoplifting Charge

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    Kaye Waldrep, Converse College's Head Basketball Coach has resigned after officials say she was accused of shoplifting Tuesday. The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says Waldrep was ticketed after they were called to Kohl's in Spartanburg. More>>

    Body found on Farm Field Road July 8 identified Video included

    Officials have identified the remains located in Holly Hill on July 8 as 26-year-old Adelso Corado Barrientos Officials have identified the remains located in Holly Hill on July 8 as 26-year-old Adelso Corado Barrientos
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    Officials have identified the remains found July 8 on Farm Field Road in Holly Hill. More>>

    "Climb for air" to help those with lung disease

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    If asked to name the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, few would guess Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease.COPD covers diseases such as emphysema and bronchitis, and it's the third leading cause of death in the US. The good news is COPD is often preventable and treatable.The 2 Your Health Team recently caught up with a woman who says her father smoked for more than 50 years.He died of COPD and now she is stepping up so that people with lung disease can take a deep breath.Lori... More>>

    Dorchester deputies exchange gunfire with home invasion suspects Video included

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    Authorities are currently on the scene of Highway 27 in Dorchester County.Details are limited this morning but there is a large police presence. Right now, Ridgeville Road (Hwy 27) at Hwy 78 is closed to traffic.We have a team on scene and will bring the latest as it becomes available. More>>

    Jaguars WR Sanders facing 4-game suspension

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    A former University of South Carolina wide receiver and current NFL player is facing a suspension and won't be around for the majority of training camp.Jacksonville Jaguars WR Ace Sanders held a conference call with reporters Tuesday evening to disclose his looming punishment.He declined to discuss the reason for the pending suspension, but says "personal reasons" will prevent him from attending the start of training camp Friday.Sanders says he will seek counseling and not rehab.The Jaguars a... More>>

    Chrysler recalling more than 700,000 Jeeps due to ignition switch problem

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    Chrysler is recalling more than 700,00 Jeeps for an ignition switch problem.The automaker says the ignition key can be moved out of the on position, by the driver's knee while the car is being driven. This could cause the engine to stall and the airbags to stop working.It affects Jeep Commanders with model years 2006 to 2007 and Jeep Grand Cherokees with model years 2005 to 2007.Chrysler says it will contact affect customers by mid-September. More>>

    Call from concerned citizen leads to four arrests

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    A call from a concerned citizen about 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2014 about several men walking on Norman Street with handguns lead to the arrest of four men on weapon charges. Lamar Scott Brisbane, 20, of Terry Drive, North Charleston; Dontez Alonzo Wright, 25, of Linda Street, North Charleston; Aldean Cordrell Alonza Wright, 23, of April Circle, North Charleston and De’von Jenkins, 20, of King Street, are all charged with two counts of unlawful carrying of a handgun and possession of a fir... More>>

    Myrtle Beach woman dies after car crashes into sweetgrass basket stand

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    A woman from Myrtle Beach died when the car she was driving crashed and flipped upside down near Charleston on Monday afternoon, officials said. At approximately 2:07 PM Monday officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to a single
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    Murder suspect from Connecticut fatally shot in St. George by law enforcement after confrontation

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    Major Eric Watson with the Charleston County sheriffs office tells News 2 they’ve been called in by SLED to investigate an officer involved shooting in St. George.We're told SLED and the US Marshall's task force was there to serve a warrant just before 11 Tuesday morning at 114 Winningham Road at the Southern Inn. We're told the suspect from Connecticut is wanted for murder and probation violation. There was a short pursuit in the parking lot before the suspect drew a weapon and 2 SLED agents... More>>

    Inmates attempt escape by digging hole in detention cell wall Video included

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     Officials say two inmates in Disciplinary Segregation broke shelves and pieces off a desk and then used these broken objects to dig a 21 x 32 in. hole in their cell wall.

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    Women looking to sell positive pregnancy tests online Video included

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    It's true that you can buy just about everything online.One Charleston woman is using her pregnancy for financial gain and she's not alone. Women around the country are posting ads on Craigslist for positive pregnancy tests.Cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Houston have dozens of listings for as little as $1.00. The Charleston ad suggests a price of $40 for the positive test, but claims price is negotiable. Another woman in Myrtle Beach will sell it for half that price. News 2 sp... More>>

    MUSC doctors: rise in golf cart & ATV childhood injuries

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    Doctors at MUSC say that they are seeing a rise in childhood injuries and fatalities in connection with ATV and golf cart accidents, this despite age restrictions on both. Dr. Keith Borg, MUSC E/R, “Young kids as young as 2 or 3 sometimes get on golf carts, parents think it’s cute to see them driving.. but these are motorized vehicles that kids are not used to dealing with and they can be very dangerous.” Dangerous.. and illegal for children. Sr. Trooper Hannah Wimberly, “Alot of people, e... More>>

    Employees allege Hyman's kept tips

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    A class action lawsuit has been filed against a popular seafood restaurant in downtown Charleston, after employees allege their tips were kept from them unfairly. Former employees of Eli Hyman, and other owners of Hyman’s Seafood, are suing for minimum wages and overtime compensation. They allege the restaurant’s policy violates the Fair Labor Standards act. Under what’s known as the tip credit, server’s can be pa... More>>

    Coast Guard rescues sailors off SC coast Video included

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    A Coast Guard cutter has reached a couple in distress on a sailboat about 130 miles off the South Carolina coast. More>>

    Woman forced from her FL home after huge sinkhole appears

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    A huge sinkhole has opened up outside a Spring Hill, Florida home. The hole is 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide and city officials have deemed the home unsafe.Now, the homeowner is forced to pack her stuff and leave just 18 months after moving in. Officials haven't determined the exact cause for the sink hole but a private contractor suspects heavy rain over the weekend may have played a role. More>>

    Charleston police say missing man found safe

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    Charleston police are asking you to be on the look-out for William "Billy" McClary. McClary was last seen leaving the Charleston Place Hotel at 205 Meeting Street around7pm Monday night, July 21st.He was last seen wearing khaki pants and a long sleeved button-down shirt that is a light blue and white checkered pattern. McClary is 75 years old and is 6'01".If you have any information you are asked to notify the Charleston Police Department or local law enforcement if outside the City of Charle... More>>

    Report: Higher seas mean extreme floods in SC, NC

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    Rising sea levels will mean extreme floods along the coast of the Carolinas in coming years with billions of dollars in property in danger according to new reports from a nonprofit group of scientists.Climate Central of Princeton, New Jersey, released an analysis of the danger faced in South Carolina on Monday. A report for North Carolina was released last week with an analysis for Georgia due next week.The report found that in South Carolina, the coast is likely to see extreme floods of more... More>>

    Rise in mosquito borne illness: EPA will change labeling on repellent Video included

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    MUSC doctors have a warning for you tonight they are trying to prevent the spread of any mosquito borne illness. This after DHEC is reporting that there has been three cases of a mosquito borne illness called, Chikungunya virus in the state of South Carolina. So far this year, West Nile Virus hasn’t struck South Carolina, but last year, DHEC officials say there were 6 cases of West Nile, 1 Encephalitis cases, 9 cases of Dengue Fever, and 10 cases of Malaria, many of those cases imported f... More>>

    NAACP wants federal investigation into downtown shooting Video included

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    Family members of 19-year-old Denzel Curnell are still looking for answers, a month after the teen allegedly committed suicide in front of a Charleston police officer.   More>>

    Car accidents reconstructed in Summerville

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    Investigators from all over the nation and Canada are meeting in the Lowcountry this week to study the science of car accidents by reconstructing them.Investigations that follow crashes help determine how fast cars are traveling, whether air bags go off and several other factors needed in the aftermath. All of the math and science that goes into that deconstruction gets taught at this reconstruction training."They'll learn the speed of the car, and use their skills to calculate the speed of a... More>>

    Ex-NFL coach Wyche joins Medal of Honor Bowl board

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    Former NFL coach Sam Wyche has joined the Medal of Honor Bowl's national board of directors.Bowl chairman Tommy McQueeney of the college all-star game based in Charleston announced Wyche's addition Monday. More>>

    Thomas Ravenel joins Brad Franko on News 2 Today Video included

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    Monday morning, Thomas Ravenel joined Brad Franko on News 2 Today.He spoke about his past and future in politics, Southern Charm and his competitors, including Lindsey Graham. Click the video for the full interview. More>>

    Rebels to give Flight 17 black boxes to Malaysia

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    The leader of the pro-Russian rebels has agreed to hand over both black boxes from Flight 17 to Malaysian investigators who are in Ukraine, Malaysia's prime minister said early Tuesday. More>>

    SC ports record 8 percent container growth Video included

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    The South Carolina Ports Authority saw an 8 percent growth in container volume during the fiscal year that ended June 30th. More>>

    Body of 11-year-old swimmer found in Myrtle Beach Video included

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    The body of the 11-year-old child who was missing in the surf Saturday night, was found Monday morning 
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    Former Destiny's Child member arrested in Horry Co.

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    A former member of Destiny's Child was arrested on the Grand Strand early Sunday morning. Farrah Franklin, 33, of Sherman Oaks, CA, was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 4:55 a.m. She was charged with one count of disorderly conduct, according to the center's website. Franklin was issued a $280 bond. More>>

    Georgetown Co. deputies locate missing 14-year-old girl

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    The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Charlotte Ann Wills who went missing from the Murrells Inlet area of Georgetown County last night at approximately 9:30.Charlotte was visiting with her grandmother at 3631 Tremont Avenue in Murrells Inlet. Charlotte was last seen by her gr... More>>

    Judge orders James Brown documents made public

    Judge orders James Brown documents made public

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A judge has ordered South Carolina's attorney general to turn over documents to a freelance journalist investigating the fight over the estate of soul singer James Brown.Sue Summer wants to see the diary of the woman who said she was Brown's wife when he died in 2006, an appraisal of Brown's assets and other records she requested under the Freedom of Information Act.Circuit Judge Eugene Griffith Jr. ruled against Attorney General Alan Wilson earlier this month. Wilson sa... More>>

    Jury awards widow of lung cancer victim billions in damages

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    MIAMI (AP) - A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer. A Pensacola jury awarded the damages Friday to Cynthia Robinson after a four-week trial along with $16.8 million in compensatory damages. Robinson individually sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in 2008 on behalf of her late husband. Reynolds' vice president and assistant general counsel Jeffery Raborn called the damages "grossly exc... More>>

    private-public program arriving to N. Charleston

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    Council woman Dorothy Williams was thrilled about a new program coming Brentwood School in North Charleston. It’s set to open for the 2014-2015 school year. The one-of-a-kind project offers children of low-income families a chance at a private school education at almost no cost to parents. The program at Meeting Street Elementary @ Brentwood School is funded by the Meeting Street Academy.When Williams learned the boun... More>>

    Boat capsizes and sinks near Kiawah Island

    Boat capsizes and sinks near Kiawah Island

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    One person is at the Medical University of South Carolina recovering from injuries after the boat he was in capsized.The Coast Guard rescued a man whose vessel was sinking today at the entrance to the North Edisto River near Kiawah Island.Officials say Watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector Charleston command center were notified by Sea Tow Charleston that the 31-foot Sea Ray boat was sinking. Coast Guard Air Facility Charleston was able to rescue the man, who suffered minor injuries. He was... More>>

    Clemson trustees won't vote on tobacco ban

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    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - The chairman of Clemson University's board of trustees says the panel won't vote on a plan to ban tobacco use anywhere on campus. The State newspaper reported (http://bit.ly/1yHig1p) Chairman David Wilkins says the administration, not the board, will handle the plan. Several trustees said during a committee meeting Thursday they thought the question should go to the board rather than being handled by the president and his staff. But Wilkins said Friday that wouldn't happe... More>>

    Berkeley County woman struck, killed on highway

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the death of a 27-year-old Berkeley County woman. Friday night at around 10:30, Inetha Pelote, from Cross, was walking near her home on Highway 45 when she was struck by a truck. "She was transported to MUSC and pronounced dead at 1:18 a.m. on July 19," Berkeley County Coroner Bill Salisbury said. More>>

    Arrest made in early morning fatal shooting in North Charleston

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    Police in North Charleston responded to a fatal shooting early Saturday morning. Just after 3 AM, officers were called to Suffolk Street for reports of shots being fired. More>>

    News 2 Night at the Joe

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    Saturday night, July 19, 2014 will be News 2 Night at the Joe! Come on out and meet your favorite News 2 personalities.
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    Person in hospital after stabbed by cousin

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    According to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to Roper Run Extension in Burbage Mobile Home Park about 11:00 Friday night. Deputies at the scene in Ravenelsaid there was analtercation between two cousins, one of the family members sustained a minor stab wound. The victim was transported to the hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries. This is incident is still being investigated. More>>

    Citizens hear woman screaming for help in the marsh, call for Coast Guard rescue

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    The Coast Guard tells News 2 they rescued a woman stranded in waternear James Island Friday night.Around 10 p.m. people called 911because they heard a woman screaming but could not see her in a marsh near Sweet Grass Road.The Coast Guard says the woman claims she was tubing about 1:00 in the afternoon, drifted away from her group and tried walking to shore. She told USCG she lost her shoes and got too tired to continue about 8:30 p.m. She was not reported missing.USCG saysthey rescuedthe woma... More>>

    DHEC warns against eating certain fish in both Carolinas Video included

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    The Department of Health and Environmental Control has fish advisories across both Carolinas including bodies of water in Horry County.DHEC says eating fish high in chemicals, like mercury, can cause heart disease or other health issues.DHEC suggests not eating Bowfin (Mudfish) or Largemouth Bass and recommends eating Black Crappie, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish and Warmouth only once a week.... More>>

    Prayer vigil remembers Heather Elvis seven months after her disappearance

    A group of about two dozen people met Friday night at Peachtree Landing to remember Heather Elvis, seven months after her disappearance. A group of about two dozen people met Friday night at Peachtree Landing to remember Heather Elvis, seven months after her disappearance.
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    Seven months after Heather Elvis disappeared, friends and family gathered Friday night to remember her.The group of about two dozen people met for a prayer vigil at Peachtree Landing in Socastee.That’s where police found Heather’s vehicle in December.Friends and family members wrote down memories and prayers for Heather.Even though there have been two arrests in the case, Heather’s parents say their nightmare is far f... More>>

    SLED release Curnell death investigative files Video included

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    The South Carolina Law Enforcement division continues investigating the death of 19-year-old Denzell Curnell who was killed last month.
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    A Look at Paula Deen's Comeback Video included

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    It's been quite a year for Savannah's Queen of southern food; there's not a person alive that would deny that."You know everything came to a screeching halt. This time last year, I went from a hundred miles an hour to zero," says Deen. Zero found her isolated while looking for a way to regroup. A new manager, a new public relations team and Paula Deen has slowly climbed back on the saddle with hopes of reclaiming her spot in the hearts of millions of people; some she knows are gone, others ha... More>>

    Joint Base Charleston, local officials respond to fuel leak Video included

    An estimated 1,200 gallons of the fuel, called Jet Fuel A, escaped through a storm drain as a result of torrential rains An estimated 1,200 gallons of the fuel, called Jet Fuel A, escaped through a storm drain as a result of torrential rains
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    A team of workers from Joint Base Charleston and other agencies are actively responding to a fuel leak that occurred on base at approximately 6:31 p.m., July 16, 2014, due to a mechanical failure. More>>

    Boat company expands in Lowcountry, adds 50 jobs

    Sportsman Boats, which makes saltwater fishing boats, is more than doubling its existing plant in Summerville. Sportsman Boats, which makes saltwater fishing boats, is more than doubling its existing plant in Summerville.
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    A boat manufacturing company is expanding in the Lowcountry, adding 150 new jobs.
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    SC jobless figure unchanged for 3rd straight month

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    South Carolina's unemployment rate has remained unchanged for the third month in a row. More>>

    SC bunny owner creates wheelchair for disabled pet

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    Scooty Poof, is a disabled bunny who needed some assistance to get around.Her owner came up with a way to help Scooty Poof out. Laura McClellan created a mini wheelchair for the adopted bunny.McClellan says Scooty Poof's back legs don't work properly because she had babies too young. McClellan says she is starting to outgrow her wheelchair but she hasn't made a bigger one yet. Scooty also getsto roam on herown without... More>>

    Ukraine: Pro-Russia rebels downed Malaysian plane Video included

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    Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict. The rebels denied... More>>

    American Idol comes to Myrtle Beach; businesses say more similar events needed Video included

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    Business owners in Myrtle Beach say Thursday’s visit from American Idol helped boost sales during a slow time in the summer season.A Coastal Carolina University lodging report released this week states that hotel numbers have steadily decreased along the Grand Strand since May 25th."The last few weeks after July 4th we noticed it dropped a little bit,” said Victor Shamah.Shamah owns the Bowery in Myrtle Beach.He says ... More>>

    Team to examine Charleston County 911 public safety standards

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    Team to Examine 911 Center’s Public Safety Standards for AccreditationPublic invited to comment to assessment teamA team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on July 28, 2014 to examine all aspects of theCharleston County Consolidation 911 Center's policy and procedures, management, operations and support services{dot} “Verification by the team that C... More>>

    21 arrested as deputies target heroin in Pawleys Island area

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    Nearly 2 dozen people were taken into custody this week during raids that targeted heroin in the Pawleys Island area of Georgetown County, the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says. Three handguns, many grams of drugs and $12,0000 in cash were seized during the arrests, deputies said. From Tuesday to Thursday 35 law enforcement spread out over Georgetown and Horry Counties to serve approximately 50 drug distribution warrants, arresting 21 individuals. The arrests were a result of a yearl... More>>

    KKK Recruitment Flyers Dropped Off In Oconee County Video included

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    Neighbors in Oconee County found bags along their street with candy and a piece of paper asking people to join the Ku Klux Klan Saturday. More>>

    Body of missing boater found in Darlington County river Video included

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    The search for a missing boater in Darlington County resumed Monday morning. Not long after the search resumed, Darlington County coroner Todd Hardee was called to the boat landing. He arrived just before 10:30. More>>

    One taken to hospital following King Street stabbing

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    The Charleston Police Department is reporting that a stabbing happened at 6:18 Monday morning at Trojan Labor at King Street and Huger Street. Police say one victim was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina for medical attention. There is no suspect in custody at this time. Check back for more updates, as this is a developing story. More>>

    Georgetown County deputy involved in fatal shooting

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    The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigation an officer-involved shooting involving a Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputy.The incident resulted in the death of a 37-year-old woman who has alleged mental health issues."At approximately 6:30 p.m. on July 12, 2014, Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Ashcraft Circle in the Litchfield Beach Community of Georgetown County for a welfare check. Sheriff's deputies were contacted by a family member con... More>>

    Horry County authorities looking for child in connection with custody case Video included

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    Horry County Police issued warrants Charles Ammons and Kaitlyn Courville.Police say theyare wanted for custodial interference in connection with aDSS case.An exparte order was issuedby a family courtjudge for DSS to take custody of child who isdescribed by HCPD as 1-year-old white male. There is nocar description but the parents arebelieved to still be in local area. More>>

    Myrtle Beach attraction offers adrenaline rush for beginners

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    Soar and Explore in Myrtle Beach offers a zipline across Lake Broadway, plus a ropes course. More>>

    'Missing' NC woman and husband now in custody facing charges

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    Amy Arrington, the woman who supposedly went " missing" in the ocean Saturday, July 5, is now in custody. Pat Dowling, spokesperson for North Myrtle Beach, said she turned herself into authorities in Charlotte. First responders in North Myrtle Beach spent hours searching for Arrington, 42, from Gastonia, North Carolina, after her husband Paul, told police she went in the water in the area of 24th Avenue North and North Ocean Boulevard, and didn't resurface. More>>

    Beached Whale On Hilton Head Island Video included

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    WSAV has confirmed that a beached whale was found on Thursday morning on the beach in the Port Royal Plantation on Hilton Head Island. More>>

    Charleston named Dog Town USA’s best city for dogs in Southeast region

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    Dog Fancy, the world's most widely read dog magazine, has named Charleston the winner of Dog Town USA's Southeast Region in 2014.
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    Gunmaker PTR lays off workers, cuts wages in Horry County Video included

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    Soft market conditions in the country's gun industry has prompted PTR Industries to recently lay off eight full-time workers, company officials confirmed Wednesday.PTR Purchasing Manager Bob Grabowski tells News13 wages were cut for workers in addition to the layoffs. Grabowski says the adjustment in the company's staffing is only temporary. He says the gun industry, as a whole, is down and PTR was one of the last companies to respond to market conditions.Grabowski says PTR fully expects to s... More>>

    New Veteran Center in N. Charleston offers hope Video included

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    As the nation turns a critical eye towards the federal Department of Veterans Affairs, the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston is now offering more services to help more veterans. Tuesday, VA officials officially opened a new "Vet Center" on West Montague Avenue in North Charleston. The new center is double the size of the old and allows the VA to serve more veterans with emotional therapy and counseling. A new therapist, who will work with active duty military ... More>>

    6-week-old Florence baby taken to hospital with brain injuries, mom and dad charged

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    FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) -Florence County Sheriff’sdeputies arrested a mother and father aftertheir infant child was brought to the hospital with brain injuries.According to a press release, Rebekah Brianna Thomas, 19, and Bryan Austin Seidle, 22, both of Florencewere charged Wednesday with Unlawful Conduct Toward a Child. Investigatorssaid that on or about May 1, 2014, the six week old infant of the suspects was brought to an area hospital emergency department with seizures. After medical testing... More>>

    Women bike the East Coast to raise awareness of ovarian cancer

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    Amber Hill and Jess Terry recently rode their bikes through Myrtle Beach and into Georgetown on July 2. It's all part of a 2,400 mile journey they're taking this summer to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. The two women from Texas met just four months ago but soon clicked. Amber Hill, 25, and Jessica Terry, 23, embarked on a 25 city trek up and down the East Coast on their bicycles. The "Bike. Camera. Action" tour started in late May when they flew to Maine and started out. Eventually they w... More>>

    No SC law named that specifically addresses hot car deaths among children Video included

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - According to Kidsandcars.org, on average, 38 children die each year after a parent or caregiver leaves them inside a hot car.So far this year, 12 children died from heatstroke inside vehicles across the country. Two of those deaths were in the Pee Dee.Right now, there are no laws in South Carolina that specifically deal with heat related car deaths among children.In the case of Hartsville toddler, Sophia Goyeneche-Gray, police charged her father Richie Gray with un... More>>

    What do scientists think was trapped in Hurricane Arthur off the Carolina coast?

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    Scientists have captured images of Hurricane Arthur just off the NC coast that show what they believe is a huge flock of birds caught in the eye of the storm. The severe weather and radar research group at the University of Alabama at Huntsville
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    Veterans turning to American Legion for medical help

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    The American Legion is hosting crisis centers to help veterans get doctor's appointments and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.More than 1,800 people in Arizona, North Carolina and Texas have been helped so far. The Legion will set up the temporary centers in seven more cities that also saw the longest waiting times.The centers come in the wake of the VA scandal that brought to light long wait times and false record-keeping.We checked with the American Legion Department of Sout... More>>

    Boy dies in pool drowning just days after 4th birthday

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    A four year old boy has died after an incident at a neighborhood pool in West Chatham County on the July 4th holiday. Police were called to the pool at “Godley Park” just after 2 pm Friday afternoon. The boy was later identified as King Christian Frazier,
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    Police investigate Sunday shooting in North Charleston Video included

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    North Charleston police are investigating what appears to be a shooting on Rivers Avenue near Alton Street.Charleston County
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    SC Teen runs 113 miles in honor of veterans

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    It was a memorable Fourth of July holiday for a 15- year-old South Carolina girl and her family. Breanna Murrin ran 113 miles from Key Largo to Key West in Florida to raise awareness for veterans. She spent the days leading up to July 4th running down the southernmost tip of the United States.It took her six days running 20 miles each day all while carrying the American flag. Her little sister and her father were running at her side too and her mother would follow in a car to make sure everyo... More>>

    NC Toddler dies after climbing into car with pet dog

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    Logan Cox, and his pet dog became locked car inside a family car.The 3-year-old Lancaster County boy suffered heat stroke Wednesday after he climbed intothe car which became locked and trapped the pair.The boy died Sunday at Carolinas Medical Center and the dog also died.Authorities say the boy left the house without the knowledge of an adult. Logan had been watching TV with his mother when she reportedly dozed off. No word on how long Logan was actually in the car before he was found. More>>

    S.C. Highway Patrol reports moped deaths up from last year Video included

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    The State Highway Patrol said more people are dying on South Carolina roads. A mid-year report shows 357 deaths on roadways so far this year. That's one more than in the first six months of 2013. 42 of this year's deaths involved pedestrians.And troopers said they're concerned about the number of moped deaths doubling across the state. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports 18 people have died on mopeds within the ... More>>

    SC police officer involved in fatal wreck

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    One man is dead and a Dillon police officer has been injured after a crash.Authorities said officer Jacob Richardson was driving to back up a Dillon County deputy around 2:20 a.m. Sunday when a car collided with his cruiser on state Highway 9 a few miles west of Dillon.Troopers say one of the four passengers in the 2011 Mitsubishi was killed. Richardson, who was wearing a seatbelt, was taken to a hospital in Florence. He is expected to survive.A special team of Highway Patrol troopers is inve... More>>

    DHEC now uses signs to warn of ocean bacteria

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    South Carolina environmental officials are now relying on permanent signs to warn swimmers of possible unsafe bacteria levels along the Grand Strand.The Department of Health and Environmental Control used to send notifications to newspapers and television when bacteria levels in the ocean reached unsafe levels.But DHEC spokesman Mark Plowdentold The State newspaper in Columbia that it was better to put signs near areas that regularly test high for bacteria levels after heavy rains instead of ... More>>

    Moped deaths see significant increase in SC

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    State troopers say overall fatalities on South Carolina roads in 2014 are similar to last year's totals, but they are seeing a significant increase in deaths of people on mopeds.Highway Patrol Lt. Kelley Hughes told The Greenville Newsthat 18 people have died on mopeds in the state in the first six months of 2014. Troopers reported seven moped deaths in the first half of 2013.Overall, the Highway Patrol says 357 people died on South Carolina roads from January through June, one more than the ... More>>

    North Charleston man killed in 4th of July shooting

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    Detectives are investigating a shooting death that happened on Cedargrove Drive in North Charleston Friday night. It appears that 43-year-old Anthony Eugene was shot by someone. Information is still scarce, but according to Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet it happened at around 10:30 Friday night. More>>

    Troopers Investigating Child Hit, Killed In State Park

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    South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a death of an 18 month old in Greenwood State Park Saturday. More>>

    Prosecutors deny deal struck with murder suspect

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    Prosecutors say a Rock Hill Police detective was not speaking for them when he told a man who would be charged with murder that all charges against him would be dropped if he gave up information about his street gang.The Herald of Rock Hill reportsthat a lawyer for 20-year-old Abbdul Emmanuel is asking that a judge force prosecutors to keep the investigator's promise.But Solicitor Kevin Brackett says the detective didn't know Emmanuel would be charged with murder the next day and the solicito... More>>

    SC firefighters rescue man stuck in tree

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    Firefighters in Anderson County had to help rescue a man who got stuck in a tree.Authorities told the Anderson Independent-Mail that the man was using special devices on his feet to climb the pine tree Friday night in Piedmont when one of the shoes fell off when he was at least 20 feet off the ground.A friend of the man called 911, and firefighters used a ladder to bring climbing equipment back to him. The man then was able to get down the tree on his own.Authorities don't know why the man wa... More>>

    SC man struck, killed by 18-wheeler

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    Troopers say a 32-year-old man has been killed after he was struck by an 18-wheeler while walking on a Marion County highway.Authorities said Tyrone Simmons of Mullins was walking south around 11:30 p.m. Friday on U.S. Highway 501 north of Marion when he was hit from behind by the tractor trailer.Investigators say the driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.Troopers say the incident is under investigation. More>>

    Car hits North Myrtle Beach Police Officers responding to wreck

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    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue reportstwo officers were hit by a vehicle while they were working at another wreck.On a Facebook post, North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue wrote, "We are thankful to report that both officers working one of the numerous MVAs and were struck by another vehicle, were treated and released without any major injuries."The post goes on to remind drivers to check their surroundings and to be cautious when approaching emergency responders. I... More>>

    Young SC mom dies in car crash

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    A mother who leaves behind a son died in an early morning accident in Bamberg County, South Carolina.She is identified as 26 year old Rebecca "Brooke" Girardeau of Bamberg. More>>

    Hurricane Arthur and holiday weekend tourism Video included

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    As the skies darken for our neighbors to the North, it a sure sign that Hurricane Arthur is on the way. On Sullivan's Island, the red, white and blue are a little wind-blown from slight gusts of Arthur. Local businesses are hoping that Arthur's potential for natural fireworks won't deter tourist on this busy holiday weekend. "I think right now what we've seen is a lot of people taking a wait and see approach. No drastic changes to our arrivals or anything drastically different at this point,"... More>>

    15-year-old girl missing from NC coastal town

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    There’s a Silver Alert for a missing Elizabeth City girl. Authorities say 15-year-old Kaitlyn Brower left her home on Madeline Lane a little after 1 a.m. Elizabeth City is near the path of Hurricane Arthur on the NC coast. Brower is described as a white female, about 5ft. 7in. tall, weighing between 115-120 pounds. She has shoulder length blonde hair that turns an orange/red color at the bottom and has blue eyes. If you have any information about her whereabouts, contact the Pasquotank County... More>>

    Preliminary S.L.E.D. investigation in Latta underway Video included

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    Lattahad its police chief fired, a vote to change the style of government and last friday, News13 reported some people in the town complained to Council about "suspicious" activity happening inside town hall.Council wrote a letter to local law enforcement, and asked Latta Police to seal Town Hall for a possible S.L.E.D. investigation.Latta Police unsealed the doors Tuesday morning and officially reopended Town Hall Tuesday afternoon. Meanwhile, twoS.L.E.D.agents arrived to town hall this morn... More>>

    Teen boy suspected of SC town's first murder in 7 years

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    Williston police say that a teen wanted for murder has surrendered to police -- and that he was out on bond for a gun charge when he is suspected of killing a man Sunday night.Police say 17-year-old Raekwon Clifton is r More>>

    Gas leak repaired in North Charleston all roads open Video included

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    SCE&G has repaired a gas leak at 5757 River Avenue from earlier Tuesday morning. More>>

    July 4th travel expected to be highest in 10 years, gas prices up

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    CHARLOTTE, NC (Press Release) - Nearly half a million South Carolinians are expected to hit the road for the Independence Day holiday, the highest number in more than 13 years, with holiday gas prices the highest since 2008 but the lowest in the nation. Traffic deaths soared last year over the holiday weekend, with 10 deaths, the highest in four years in South Carolina, partially aided by an extra day of driving. In s... More>>

    Skeletal remains found in Horry County identified

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) - The Horry County Coroner's office identifiedskeletal remains found in Myrtle Beachlast December.According to Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard, the remains found off Tidewater Road on December 28 are those of 47-year-old David Matthew Mino. Mino was last seen on July 4, 2011, Willard said in a release. The cause and manner of death are still under investigation.Minos remains were found by a man who was helping with the search for missing 20-year-old Heather Elvis.Inves... More>>

    Dozens gather to remember Heather Elvis on her 21st Birthday Video included

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    Monday, family and friends of Heather Elvis gathered at Peachtree Landing to celebrate what would have been her 21st birthday.Debbie Elvis, Heather's mom, says the event helped keep her daughter's name alive in the community months after she went missing."It's remembering things that are great. It's keeping the story out there. It's a more peaceful positive way to keep it out there and share with everybody," said Debb... More>>

    Crystal Moore returns to work as Latta's Police Chief Video included

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    Hopping back on the saddle is not always an easy task, once you get knocked off."Last night was like kind of how like kids are at Christmas. They are all excited and can't get back to sleep, but you know you need to go to sleep. I was excited looking forward to today,” said recently rehired Latta Police Chief Crystal Moore.It was an excitement that has been building over the last two and a half months amid all the rec... More>>

    SC parents charged with neglect; kids slept in attic, deputies say

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    A couple is charged with child neglect after Spartanburg County Deputies were called to their home on Old Lowe Road in response to an assault. Spartanburg deputies received a call around 2:30pm Saturday in reference to an assault. Once they arrived, they were met by a 15-year-old girl who claimed her father had twisted her arm behind her back and forced her to give him her cell phone. Deputies were then led to the 15-year-old's home where they they found ten children living inside the home. T... More>>

    Obama to nominate Bob McDonald to head VA

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    (CNN) -- President Barack Obama will nominate Bob McDonald -- a West Point graduate and former CEO of Procter Gamble -- to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, a White House official told CNN on Sunday.McDonald would take over a troubled department.The VA, a massive bureaucracy with more than 300,000 full-time employees, is under fire over allegations of alarming shortcomings at its medical facilities.The controversy, as CNN first reported, involves delayed care with potentially fatal co... More>>

    Police: 9 injured during Bourbon Street shooting

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    The police chief in New Orleans says the early-morning shooting in the French Quarter was carried out by two men who "got angry at each other and shot at each other."The gunfire left nine people wounded, including one in critical condition.The shooting took place on Bourbon Street, just two blocks from historic Jackson Square.Bourbon Streetis New Orleans' most famous street, a nightly swirl of bright neon and happy tourists with beverage in hand. A blend of jazz joints, strip clubs, bars and ... More>>

    'Designing Women' star Meshach Taylor dies at 67

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    Meshach Taylor's agent says the actor who appeared in the hit sitcoms "Designing Women" and "Dave's World" has died. He was 67.Agent Dede Binder says Taylor died of cancer on Saturday at his home in Los Angeles.Taylor got an Emmy nod for his portrayal of a lovable ex-convict surrounded by boisterous Southern belles on "Designing Women" from 1986 to 1993. Then he costarred for four seasons on "Dave's World."Other series included "Buffalo Bill" and "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide."Hi... More>>

    New Miss South Carolina crowned

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    Miss Anderson Lanie Hudson has won the Miss South Carolina pageant.Hudson was crowned Saturday night in Columbia. The 23-year-old Clemson University student will go on to compete in the Miss America pageant in September.Hudson did a clog dance as her talent and answered a question about whether she thought Americans should be allowed to protest abortion clinics, based on a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.The Upstate dominated the pageant. Miss Boiling Springs Lauren Cabaniss finished second... More>>

    Fired Winthrop president pressed to hire husband

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    Winthrop University's fired president began suggesting her husband could work for the university just weeks after she was picked for the job and before she signed her five-year contract.The emails obtained by The Herald of Rock Hill also suggest Jamie Comstock Williamson after she started as president wanted a paid temporary job created for her husband.In an August email to a senior staffer, Williamson suggested her husband's salary be $30,000 a year - low enough so it wouldn't attract critic... More>>

    2 pedestrians killed on SC roads over weekend

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    Troopers say two pedestrians have died on South Carolina roads over the weekend.The Highway Patrol said it closed down the westbound lanes of Interstate 26 in Columbia for several hours Sunday after someone walking on the interstate was hit by several cars a few miles north of the Interstate 77 exit.The name of the person struck has not been released. Troopers are investigating the incident.In Laurens County, authorities say 73-year-old Edgar Philson was struck and killed as he walked in the... More>>

    Paper: 4 in 10 DSS caseloads over recommendations

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    About four out of every 10 South Carolina Department of Social Services caseworkers are managing more than the 17 cases at a time that national experts say should be the maximum caseload.The State newspaper in Columbia obtained the caseloads of all DSS workers. One Lexington County workers is managing 48 cases with 103 children.Thirteen counties have at least half of their child-welfare workers handling at least 20 cases.Then DSS Director Lillian Koller told lawmakers earlier this year that ... More>>

    3 assaults in 1 day reported at SC jail

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    Authorities at the York County Detention Center say there were three assaults by inmates on other inmates in the span of one day. The Herald of Rock Hill reports a woman assaulted another inmate without provocation after complaining about being sent to lockdown. Court records say she is charged with third-degree assault and battery. In a second incident on Wednesday, officers separated two inmates after one beat the other in the face as they argued. Authorities say the suspect is already faci... More>>

    SC fossils going on display at the State Museum

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    The new exhibit at the South Carolina State Museum is set in stone. "South Carolina Unearthed" goes on display on Saturday at the museum in Columbia. The exhibit features a number of specimens from the museum's nationally known fossil collection. The museum says the fossils will give visitors a glimpse of a time millions of years ago when ground sloths, long-horned buffalo and saber-toothed cats roamed what is now South Carolina. It was an era when whales swam and marine lizards lived in the ... More>>

    Law allows sales taxes to fund school construction

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    Voters in several South Carolina counties could decide this November to add a penny to their local sales tax to fund school construction. A law signed by Gov. Nikki Haley expands to 15 the number of counties where the tax can be collected, if voters approve. An extra penny is already collected for schools in 10 of them. The expansion push originated from Aiken County, where voters soundly defeated a 2010 request to pay for new schools through a property tax hike. Co-sponsoring Sen. Shane Mass... More>>

    2 fish kills reported in Georgetown County

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    Officials in Georgetown County say there is no threat to water quality or humans after two fish kills were reported. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports hundreds of dead fish were found in North Inlet late Thursday. Dean Cain, a marine biologist with the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, said up to a million fish died in Winyah Bay around Muddy Bay sometime late Wednesday or early Thursday and is likely related to low dissolved oxygen. Cain said most of the fish were menhaden, but there ... More>>

    At least a Million dead fish found in Georgetown County Video included

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    Hundreds of Spot Tail and Menhaden turned up dead in the North Inlet of Murrells Inlet Thursday. Captain E. with Seven Seas Seafood Market posted some pictures on the market's Facebook page about the huge kill of Spot Tail and Menhaden. S.C. Department of Health Environmental Control explains to News13 that it's not that unusual for these types of species to venture into very shallow areas where the temperatures are too warm and they can't survive. More>>

    Latta Town Hall sealed off as part of investigation

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    Several different law enforcement agencies were in Latta on Friday afternoon and law enforcement officials are sealing off the Town Hall. More>>

    3 juveniles arrested as Lamar warehouse fire continues to burn

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    Fire crews from Darlington County and surrounding areas are fighting a fire at a warehouse in Lamar, officials said.The fire is at a warehouse on Railroad Avenue in Lamar, according to Darlington County Fire officials.The warehouse used to manufacture mobile homes.Several images from the scene showed large smoke plumes. More>>

    Caught on tape: SC policemen save driver from burning car after head-on crash Video included

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    Travelers Rest officers are being hailed as heroes after pulling a driver from a burning car after a crash.Around 5 a.m. on Sunday, an officer came across a head-on crash between two cars on Highway 25 near Furman University More>>

    Local boy invents device to remind parents of children in hot cars Video included

    Andrew Pelham said he felt compelled to do something after learning around 38 children die each year from being left in hot cars. More>>

    Video of car crashing into Savannah bakery Baker's Pride

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    A Toyota Avalon crashed through the front of a bakery in Savannah Monday afternoon. The incident happened around 3 pm, according to WSAV. The crash happened when the car drove through the front window of the Baker's Pride
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    Authorities on scene of shooting in North Charleston

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    Authorities are investigating a shooting in North Charleston that sent one person to the hospital.According to dispatch officials, police received a call just before 6:00 Monday night in reference to a shooting near Ranger and Alabama Drive. We have a crew on the way to the scene and will continue to you update you on this story as it continues to develop. More>>

    16 teens nabbed for drinking while in pickup truck, North Myrtle Beach Police say

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    Late Friday night, June 20, a North Myrtle Beach police officer noticed a 2002 GMC Sierra pickup truck with more than a dozen people in the back bed of the truck. He observed several containers of alcohol and cases of beer. He pulled over the driver near Lake Drive and 52nd Ave North. The police report indicates they were three people riding in the cab of the truck and another 13 in the bed of the truck.In addition to... More>>

    3 Marines based at Lejeune killed in Afghanistan

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    The Defense Department reports that three Marines based at Camp Lejeune died last week while fighting in Afghanistan.The military identified the three men as 34-year-old Staff Sgt. David Stewart of Stafford, Virginia; 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Brandon Garabrant of Peterborough, New Hampshire; and 25-year-old Lance Cpl. Adam Wolff of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.All three were killed Friday in what the military described as a "hostile incident" in Helmand province. They were all assigned to the 2nd Combat ... More>>

    Lightning jolt knocks man right out of his shoes

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    An Atlanta man is thankful to be alive after a lightning strike blew him right out of his shoes.Sean O'Connor was getting ready to do some yard work Sunday when he heard a loud clap. The sun was actually out and he did’t see any storms around. So he picked up his rake and next thing he knew he was picking himself off the ground. He said he tasted blood in his mouth and he noticed his leg hairs were burning a little bit. Sure enough he had been struck lightning. More>>

    Scam Alert: Latest twist on jury duty scam

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    The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs (SCDCA) is warning the public about a frighteningly convincing jury duty scam. There have been reports of callers insisting the consumer has failed to report to jury duty and will be arrested due to this absence. There is a quick fix, though! The consumer won't be arrested if they simply pay a fine-- immediately. This fine is often requested via pre-paid debit card, so the scammer can easily access the money through the number on the card. In ... More>>

    Parents Overdose on Heroin With Toddlers In Home

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    Spartanburg Public safety has charged parents with child endangerment after they were found passed out from drugs with children inside the home. More>>

    99-Year-Old Michigan Man Hits the Gym Video included

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    Need a little fitness motivation?99-year-old Bill Cohodas works out every day.
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    New rental property law could mean millions for Grand Strand

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A new law could mean millions in revenue for the state as well as local governments along the Grand Strand, the heart of South Carolina's $18 billion tourism industry.The Sun News reports the law gives municipalities tools to go after people who rent vacation properties but don't collect accommodations or sales taxes.The law allows governments to share information with the Department of Revenue on property owners suspected of not collecting taxes and provides warning... More>>

    Teens charged in fire that destroyed SC mansion

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    Five teens have been charged with arson in connection with a May fire in Greenville County a well-known mansion known as "The Castle."Investigators arrested Dakota James Lampinen, age 17, Cole Andrew Holombo and Darrien Milo-Troy Kinnunen More>>

    World's largest gator caught and finally in record books

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    A group of hunters from Texas now hold the world record for the largest American alligator caught legally. Justin Wells, of Bossier City, Louisiana, along with his three friends, Ryan Haltom, Tommy Bass and Jarrett Janus,caught the gator seven years ago in the Chalk Creek. More>>

    Veteran studying at USC receives Medal of Honor from President Obama

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    President Barack Obama is presenting the Medal of Honor to a veteran who took the blow from a grenade to protect a fellow Marine in Afghanistan.Retired Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter will receive the medal during a ceremony Thursday in the East Room of the White House. He's the eighth living recipient to be chosen for the Medal of Honor for actions in Iraq or Afghanistan.Carpenter was wounded in 2010 while guarding a patrol base in a small village in Afghanistan's Helmand province. When enemy ... More>>

    Hartsville holds community meeting about child safety in the wake of hot car death

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    The Hartsville community is holding a second open meeting on prevention strategies regarding child safety June 20. It will be led by Children's Trust, an organization that helps communities develop prevention plans, among other things. The response from the first meeting was overwhelming following the tragedy of 13-month-oldSophia Jane Goyeneche-Graywho died aftershe was left in a hot car in Hartsville.Hartsville Police arrested her father, David "Richie" Gray III, 30, of Darlington County an... More>>

    Tybee Nude Beach? Online Petition Aims To Bare All Video included

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    A local man is fighting for the right to bare all. He wants to create a section of Tybee Beach where people can go fully nude if they want to, no strings or straps, attached. Savannah man Shawn Williams started that petition online to make a .25 mile section of the two mile beach "clothing optional". Williams says it's not sexual, but a celebration of nature. Still others say it's vulgar and they don't want their kids... More>>

    911 calls shed more light on stabbing death involving grandmother, 10-year-old Video included

    a 10-year-old and his grandmother were invovled in a physical altercation, and at some point a knife was introduced. a 10-year-old and his grandmother were invovled in a physical altercation, and at some point a knife was introduced.
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    One day removed from a tragedy and crime scene tape still serves as a reminder on the 300 block of Howle Avenue in James Island.

    Charleston County detectives are still working to figure out exactly what happened


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    SC woman's husband and son charged with her murder

    Susan Wilkes went missing during routine walk. Susan Wilkes went missing during routine walk.
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    Susan Wilkes, 59, went missing on June 12 in the Westover Acres subdivision. She was on a routine walk and until Thursday, June 19, hadn't been seen. Authorities announced her body was found buried in a backyard in Little Mountain.

    West Columbia Police Lt. Scott Morrison announced her husband, 79-year-old Marion Wilkes, was arrested Wednesday on marijuana charges during a traffic stop.
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    Motorcycle accident sends rider to hospital with serious injuries Video included

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    A motorcycle driver is in critical condition after wrecking his bike on Hwy 17 in Mt. Pleasant early Thursday morning. More>>

    Teen mom charged after 5-month-old daughter's suspicious death

    Shelley in her police mug shot and in a Facebook photo with Payton Shelley in her police mug shot and in a Facebook photo with Payton
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    The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says they have arrested the mother of a 5-month-old girl in connection with the baby's suspicious death back in April.Summer Shelley, age 19, has been charged in connection to the death of her daughter Payton. More>>

    DMV asks SC teen boy to remove makeup for driver's license photo

    Chase Culpepper, 16, was asked to remove his makeup before taking his driver’s license picture. Chase Culpepper, 16, was asked to remove his makeup before taking his driver’s license picture.
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    ANDERSON, S.C. - An transgender group is calling on the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles to allow a “gender non-conforming,” teenager to retake his driver’s license picture.Chase Culpepper, 16, was asked to remove his makeup before taking his driver’s license picture at a DMV office in Anderson March 3. Culpepper wears both makeup and girls’ clothing regularly.The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund has sent a letter to the DMV, asking it allow Culpepper to retake his pict... More>>

    Conway man arrested in weekend Carolina Forest apartment shooting death

    Delshawn Anthony Davis Delshawn Anthony Davis
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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Horry County Police arrested a Conway man Tuesday in connection with a weekend murder.According to a press release, Delshawn Anthony Davis, 29, was arrested for the shooting death of Antonio Dexter Smith, 24, of Myrtle Beach.Lt. Robert Kegler, spokesman for the Horry County Police Department, says the shooting occurred in a parking lot in the Canterbury Apartment complex just before 4 p.m. Saturday.One person was injured and taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Cen... More>>

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    • Missing diver's remains found near Folly Beach

      Missing diver's remains found near Folly Beach

      Thursday, July 24 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:53:21 GMT
      The remains were identified as 18-year old Tristen Allen.The remains were identified as 18-year old Tristen Allen.
      Officials from the Charleston County Coroner identified the remains of a missing diver, who didn't resurface two weekends ago near Folly Beach.
      Officials from the Charleston County Coroner identified the remains of a missing diver, who didn't resurface two weekends ago near Folly Beach.
    • Mysterious 'woman in black' wandering throughout the South

      Mysterious 'woman in black' wandering throughout the South

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:19:52 GMT
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      A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee and Virginia. Few people claim to know much about the so called "woman in black" spotted in the Mossy Grove
    • Police make arrests in connection with Summerville car break-ins

      Police make arrests in connection with Summerville car break-ins

      Thursday, July 24 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:12:52 GMT
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      On July 18, 2014 five suspects were arrested by the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office in connection with thefts from several vehicles in the Cane Bay Subdivision of Summerville, SC.
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    • Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution

      Transcript shows concerns during Arizona execution

      Friday, July 25 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:43:36 GMT
      U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't...
      U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't seem to...
    • Big family hit by Sandy to share lottery winnings

      Big family hit by Sandy to share lottery winnings

      Friday, July 25 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:43:32 GMT
      A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that one of the 17 siblings said will be "a great pick-me-up."
      A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that one of the 17 siblings said will be "a great pick-me-up."
    • Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

      Man, 80, says he shot burglar after pregnancy plea

      Friday, July 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:13:24 GMT
      An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion...
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    • Central American leaders convening at White House

      Central American leaders convening at White House

      Friday, July 25 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:35:28 GMT
      President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...
      President Barack Obama will urge Central American leaders to help slow the influx of unaccompanied children fleeing their countries for the United States, even as Congress remains deeply divided over proposals to stem the...
    • Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

      Black box found at Air Algerie wreckage site

      Friday, July 25 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:34:18 GMT
      French officials say that the wreckage of an Air Algeria plane which crashed with 116 people aboard has been found in Mali.
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    • 5 killed in West Bank, amid new Gaza truce efforts

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      Friday, July 25 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:33:49 GMT
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    • Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

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      Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.
    • Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

      Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:03:30 GMT
      Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned.
      The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.
    • Ruling on antibiotics in livestock reversed

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      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:03:17 GMT
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    • Iran confirms it is holding 4 journalists

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      Friday, July 25 2014 11:42 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:42:13 GMT
      Iran is confirming that it has detained four journalists, including a reporter for The Washington Post and two U.S. freelance photographers, but is not saying why they are being held.
      Iran confirmed on Friday that it has detained four journalists, including a reporter for The Washington Post and two freelance photographers, but did not disclose details about why they were being held.
    • Central American leaders convening at White House

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    • A prominent Libyan activist abducted amid clashes

      A prominent Libyan activist abducted amid clashes

      Friday, July 25 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:07:48 GMT
      Father of well-known Libyan activist says armed men abducted his son in the capital Tripoli, which is witnessing ongoing battles between heavily armed militias.
      Father of well-known Libyan activist says armed men abducted his son in the capital Tripoli, which is witnessing ongoing battles between heavily armed militias.

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