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    Letter found on body of Appalachian State student, police say

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    The Boone Police Department more released details Monday afternoon after the weekend discovery of a missing Appalachian State University student's body. More>>

    Police charge Mt. Pleasant man with sexually assaulting minor

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    Mt. Pleasant Police arrested a man and charged him with Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor on September 12, 2014. Scott Wendelberger was lodged at the Al Cannon Detention Center. The victim in this case alleges that they were in a hot tub together when the inappropriate touching occurred. More>>

    NC dad charged with murder in brutal death of infant son

    The dad, Ricky Lee Clark Jr. and Caden, who died in Feb. (Photos from Facebook and WNCT) The dad, Ricky Lee Clark Jr. and Caden, who died in Feb. (Photos from Facebook and WNCT)
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    The father of an NC 1-month-old baby has now been charged in the murder of the child, which happened in February. Just 2 weeks ago, officials ruled the Feb. 17 death of baby Caden Williams -- who suffered broken ribs, liver damage and head trauma -- a homicide.
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    Ex-teacher indicted in molestation case

    Mississippi ex-teacher indicted in molestation case over period of 4 decades

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    GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a former south Mississippi teacher in connection with the alleged molestation of students over a period of four decades.
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    50 Dead Cats Found In Freezers After Child Porn Arrest

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    Detectives found 50 dead cats in four freezers at the home of a South Florida man while serving a warrant for child pornography. More>>

    3 infants found dead amid "deplorable conditions"

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    The bodies of three infants were found in a Massachusetts house filled with vermin and piled high with soiled diapers, where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a prosecutor said. Detectives investigating a case of reckless endangerment of children found the bodies Thursday at the house in Blackstone, about 50 miles southwest of Boston along the Rhode Island border. Worcester County District Attorney Joseph Early Jr. said the house was in "deplorable condition." He sai... More>>

    Two Georgia Men Convicted In Upstate Meth Distribution Ring

    Daniel Rodriguez found guilty Wednesday of conspiracy to distribute meth. Photo Courtesy: Greenville County Detention Ctr. Daniel Rodriguez found guilty Wednesday of conspiracy to distribute meth. Photo Courtesy: Greenville County Detention Ctr.
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     Two Georgia men found guilty of conspiracy to distribute meth Wednesday in a Greenville federal court.

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    Suspect arrested after shots fired into Eastbay Street apartment

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    Charleston Police arrested a man after shots were fired about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 10, 2014 into an Eastbay Street apartment.
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    Local organization educating youth about gun violence Video included

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    Gun violence impacts society in many ways: medical costs, costs of the criminal justice system, security precautions such as metal detectors, and reductions in the quality of life due to fear of gun violence. More>>

    SC DSS Got 3 Reports on Jones Children Before Murders Video included

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    The South Carolina Department of Social Services has released its file on Timothy Ray Jones, Jr. and his family. It shows DSS received complaints about the family on three separate occasions and that the agency had extensive involvement with the family before all five children were killed.  More>>

    Dad To Be Charged With Murder In Death Of 5 SC Kids Video included

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    Officials say a South Carolina man will be charged with murder in the deaths of his five children after he led officials to a secluded clearing in Alabama where their bodies lay wrapped in individual garbage bags. More>>

    Drunk woman tried to pick up kid at Trinity school, hit 2 cars, say deputies

    Reneta Congleton was charged with neglect of a child, battery on a law enforcement officer, and resisting an officer with violence. Bond was set at $15,000. Jail booking photo Reneta Congleton was charged with neglect of a child, battery on a law enforcement officer, and resisting an officer with violence. Bond was set at $15,000. Jail booking photo
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    A New Port Richey woman who deputies say was drunk, wound up getting into trouble after trying to pick up a child from school.
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    SC married couple die in 5-car crash; man charged with DUI

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    The Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly wreck in Seneca that happened Saturday night.In a release by the Oconee County Coroner's Office a five car accident on Sandifer Boulevard near Wells Highway and U.S. 123 has left two people dead. More>>

    SC ranks #2 in rate of women murdered by men

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    South Carolina ranked second in the nation in the rate of women murdered by men, with a rate of 2.06 per 100,000, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) report When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2012 Homicide Data.This is the 17th year in a row that South Carolina has ranked in the top 10 states for the rate of women murdered by men.This year's report applies to 2012, the most recent year for which data is available. The study covers homicides involving one female murder victim ... More>>

    3 dead, policeman hurt in SC shooting spree; suspect kills himself

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    South Carolina authorities say a gunman killed two security guards and his stepfather and wounded a police officer before fatally shooting himself in the head.
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    UPDATED ON 6: North Augusta Wife Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of Husband Video included

    Mug shot of Debra Morris, who is accused of shooting and killing her husband, 3-year-old Stephen A. Morris in North Augusta on Monday. Mug shot of Debra Morris, who is accused of shooting and killing her husband, 3-year-old Stephen A. Morris in North Augusta on Monday.
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    North Augusta Public Safety investigators say a woman is charged with murder in the shooting death of her husband. More>>

    Conway mom killed with axe; police arrest boyfriend

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    Horry County Police were dispatched to the 3700 block of Comfort Ct. in Conway for a domestic violence call. The woman who called police said she got a call from her son saying he thought he killed his girlfriend. More>>

    Teen accused of killing mother, dismembering her body; according to deputies

    Tyrese Landrum accused of killing his mother and dismembering her body. Tyrese Landrum accused of killing his mother and dismembering her body.
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    A Lee County teenager is behind bars, accused of killing his own mother and hiding her body parts around the home.The sheriff's office says 15-year-old Tyrese Landrum has been charged with murder in death of his mother, 42-year-old Tamara Davis of North Fort Myers. Davis was first reported missing on August 24.On Sunday, deputies responded after reports of a strong smell coming from the home. When they arrived, they located Davis' body.Neighbors who talked to WBBH in Fort Myers say detectives... More>>

    More than 30 teens escape from detention center in TN

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    More than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 were still being sought early Tuesday, a spokesman said.Thirty-two teens - ages 14 to 19 - escaped from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center around 11 p.m. Monday by crawling under a weak spot in a fence that surrounded a yard there, Tennessee Department of Children's Services spokesman Rob Johnson said.Two teens were recaptured right away and others were found overnight, Johnson said. Local police and the Tennessee ... More>>

    Deputies: Manhunt suspect in custody

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    Florence County Sheriff's deputies search a wooded area south of Pamplico near Salem Road.Deputies are looking for person of interest wanted for questioning in the disappearance of a missing person. When investigators approached the person during a traffic stop he fled into the woods.Authorities are not releasing the person of interest's name or description.Count on wbtw.com and News13 to keep you covered as more details become available. More>>

    Driver hits Wilmington school bus; drunk driving charges filed

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    The first day of school in Wilmington, North Carolina got off to a scary start for some middle school students.Wilmington Police say 38-year old Robert Carroll was driving under the influence Tuesday when he hit a bus head-on.The school district says there were eight children on the bus.One student is at the hospital, no word on the student's injuries. The rest of the children were taken to their schools.Carroll is charged with DWI and reckless driving. More>>

    Traffic stop nets 500 pounds of pot

    500 pounds of pot retrieved during traffic stop in TX. 500 pounds of pot retrieved during traffic stop in TX.
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    Duval County authorities say they've found nearly 500 pounds of marijuana in a pickup truck they were trying to pull over for a traffic stop.Sheriff's investigator Ronald Smithwick tells the Corpus Christi Caller-Times eight men sprinted from the truck Wednesday when it crashed into a fence following a short chase. They remain on the loose.Smithwick says the men left behind eight makeshift backpacks of compressed marijuana. He says smugglers typically throw the backpacks over their shoulders ... More>>

    Trial underway for father accused of murder after drunk driver killed his sons

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    A trial in Alvin, Texas is splitting the town in half. A man on trial for murder is accused of shooting a drunk driver who hit and killed his sons. David Barajas was almost home when his pickup ran out of gas in December 2012. Barajas and his sons, 12-year-old David Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb ,got out to helppush the truck. Not far from their driveway, a Chevy Malibu driven by Jose Banda Jr. plowed into them. Authorities say toxicology results showed his blood alcohol level was twice the legal... More>>

    Naked SC man arrested in bar covered with feces, urine, police say

    Lyles in a Facebook photo and a Facebook photo of the bar/grill. Lyles in a Facebook photo and a Facebook photo of the bar/grill.
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    A man was arrested after police found him naked in a trashed room covered with what appeared to be feces and urine Saturday.Spartanburg Police were called to Gravy's Grill on Kensington Drive Saturday in reference to a disturbance. The suspect was identified as Darius Lyles, age 39, of Liberty Street in Spartanburg. More>>

    SC wife tries to shoot, hit husband with axe during fight over TV and beer, deputies say

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    A Spartanburg County woman is under arrest after deputies say she tried to attack him with an axe after pulling the trigger on an empty shotgun. Patricia Owensby was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature by the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. More>>

    NC college students create nail polish to help protect women from date rape

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    Students in the Materials Science Engineering department at North Carolina State University teamed up to invent a nail polish that changes color when it comes in contact with date-rape drugs. Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB often go undetected because they are often odorless and colorless. Rohypnol, used to be in white tablet form but recently it's been formulated as to be green with a blue core. The manufacturer made the change to try and identify tampered drinks at clubs. But generic versions of... More>>

    Darlington teen girl and man facing cocaine charges

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    Darlington County Deputies say they arrested two people from Darlington on drug charges related to cocaine on Monday. The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Unit, arrested Marcal Anez Wright, age 25,
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    Darlington pair who had child taken in meth bust now linked to home invasion

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    The Darlington County Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to a report of a home invasion around 10:30 Wednesday morning. The incident took placein the area of Iseman Road, just off Potato House Road in Darlington County. The caller, whom was a juvenile,reported two white male
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    3 charged in alcohol-related death of NC teen

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    Three Raleigh residents have been arrested and charged with providing alcohol to a teen before he died in a wreck earlier this summer.Multiple media outlets reported that 18-year-old Thomas Blake Matthews is charged with buying alcohol for the party. His parents, 59-year-old Charles Joseph Matthews and 52-year-old Kimberly Hunt Matthews are charged with aiding and abetting the consumption of alcohol by minors.Police say 18-year-old Jonathon Gregory Taylor left the party just before the June 2... More>>

    SC toddler dies after being hit by SUV, woman charged

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    The Anderson County Coroner's Office says a child hit by an SUV on Saturday in Belton has died and his family has donated his organs to help others live.Greg Shore says 2 year old Chase Lee Bryant died at 6:48 pm Sunday at Greenville Memorial Hospital of head and abdominal trauma.
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    Man dead with 55-gallon drum of moonshine material in Garden City hotel

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    Horry County police detectives are investigating the death of a man in a Garden City hotel Monday afternoon. Lt. Robert Kegler said officers were called to a Royal Garden Hotel on North Waccamaw Drive  where a man was found dead
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    NC teen set himself on fire, mom arrested for videotaping incident

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - 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.Charlotte-Mecklenburg police detectives say Talley's 16-year-old son poured fingernail polish on himself on July 29 and set himself on fire. The police statement said Talley... More>>

    Georgetown woman arrested for murdering husband

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    Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Sonia Jay Smith Friday evening for the murder of her husband More>>

    Carjacking at gunpoint while couple pumps gas

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    Carjacking in Hillsborough County and a chase across county lines ended with two arrests early Friday morning. Hillsborough and Polk deputies caught the carjackers who they said took a car at gunpoint near a gas station. At about 4:15 a.m. a man and a woman were pumping gas at 204 West Highway 60 in Plant City when two men with a gun approached them and demanded their 2006 Chevy Malibu.The attackers took off in the car southbound on Highway 39. Deputies said that's when one of the carjackers ... More>>

    One dead after overnight shooting at Myrtle Beach resort

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    One person is dead after being shot early Thursday morning in Myrtle Beach.Myrtle Beach Police Spokesperson David Knipes says that the police were called around 2:30 this morning to the Wave Rider Resort.The male victim was dead upon arrival.The police are actively searching for the shooting suspect, who Knipes describes as a white male, 6'1”, and about 200 pounds. He also has white hair, and wears glasses.The coroner's office is at the scene, and Knipes says the identity of the victim will b... More>>

    Teacher arrested on first day of school; admits drinking

    Lorie Hill arrested on first day of school. Lorie Hill arrested on first day of school.
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    A new school teacher is missing her first week on the job, after police say she showed up drunk to school. Lorie Hill was arrested Monday, the first day back at school for teachers at wagoner high school in Oklahoma.Police say two other teachers found her in a classroom, intoxicated and not wearing any pants. "When our officers interviewed her she did admit to having some vodka yesterday morning before she came to school," said Chief Bob Haley with Wagoner, Oklahoma Police.Hill is facing a pu... More>>

    Amber Alert canceled after 3-year-old found safe; father arrested

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    The Amber Alert for 3-year-old Tommy Lee Able Engle has been canceled. The boy was found safe on Wednesday night in Pikeville.
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    SC massage therapist accused of abusing teens

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    An Anderson massage therapist is accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls who were receiving treatment at his office.Sheriff's deputies tell local media outlets that 57-year-old Jesus Garcia was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.Garcia owns Garcia Massotherapy and Wellness Center. Deputies say the 15-year-old accusers were being treated there this summer when Garcia had sex with one of them and engaged in sexual acts with... More>>

    NC parents charged after 4-week-old baby dies after being left in hot car

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    Parents of a 4-week-old infant have been arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter and felony child abuse after the child was left in a hot car.It happened July 27 and Sherrie Tiesha Clay and Shakee Duquan Robinson were arrested Monday by Statesville Police. A police statement indicates the child was left in the hot car for about two hours after he was found by his aunt. The child was rushed to an area hospital and died the next day.Police say the couple's remaining children were pla... More>>

    Georgetown man now in custody after kidnapping, sexual assault

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    The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says they have found a man who was involved in a sexual attack during a home invasion last week.The sheriff's office said on Thursday that Louis Dean Heyward, Jr., 31 years of age, of the 1500 block of Exodus Drive, G More>>

    2 dogs killed with crossbow in SC

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    Jerry Burnett is the latest pet owner in Union County to suffer heartache. "Whoever did it, they need to pay and they need to pay dearly,” Burnett said.Burnett found his two male Great Danes lifeless and laying in their fenced-in yard Saturday. “That is when I saw they were shot with a bow and arrow."The Union County Sheriff’s Office confirms the dogs were killed by a crossbow. Investigators don't yet know why or who did it. According to Sheriff David Taylor, animal cruelty reports in the cou... More>>

    Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect Video included

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    A Florence Police Officer shot an armed robbery suspect at a gas station on Monday night, officials said. Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler told WBTW that around 9:40 pm, a police officer saw an armed robbery in progress at Cruizers gas station
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    NC Grandfather & grandson dead after more than 90 shots fired into home

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    A grandfather and his 10-year-old grandson were killed Wednesday morning when the man's son-in-law fired more than 90 rounds at his home just outside of Fayetteville. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said 61-year-old Gary Simpson, and Simpson's 10-year-old grandson, Trekwan Covington, were shot and killed Wednesday when 41-year-old Andrew Michaelis fired more than 90 rounds at Simpson's home on New Moon Drive.Trekwan Covington's father Kelly Covington said he was at work when his ex-wif... More>>

    Concealed Weapons Permit applications in SC double in 3 years Video included

    Amanda Metz at a gun range. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW) Amanda Metz at a gun range. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
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    By Robert KittleThe number of concealed weapons permit applications, or CWPs , has more than doubled in South Carolina over the last three years. Because of the attention on CWPs after new laws in August of last year and February of this year, we took a look at the numbers and what the state is doing to keep guns out of the wrong hands.The new law last August prohibits anyone declared by a judge to be mentally unfit from buying a gun, and reports those court rulings to the National Instant Ba... More>>

    2 NC escaped inmates caught in GA

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    The McDowell County Sheriff's Office continue searchingfor two western North Carolina escaped inmates who are considered armed and dangerous.The inmates, Calvin Lee Metcalf, 20, from Bakersville, NC, and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf, 25, from Spruce Pine, reportedly assaulted a deputyin Avery County around 4 p.m. Tuesday and then proceeded to steal his vehicle at gunpoint."They were being held in McDowell County on Mitchell County break-in charges," said Richelle Bailey, Public Information Assist... More>>

    SC mom leaves child at playground while she worked; money raised for her legal fees

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    Debra Harrell of North Augusta, South Carolina is a shift manager at a local McDonald's. She admits she has brought her 9-year-old daughter to work with her and let her play on herlaptop during her shift. Harrell said she started allowing her daughter to play at a playground less than a mile from their home during her work shifts after the laptop was stolen from their home. Her mom gave her a cell phone and a key to her house. Then on June 30, a parent called police when she discovered the ch... More>>

    Police say man set fire to neighbor's house over curb appeal

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    A man is accused of starting fire to his neighbor's home because he wasn't pleased with it's curb appeal.The Hernando County Sheriff's Office has arrested Axel Kotowski, 62, of Brooksville after police and fire crews responded to his neighborhood Monday around 3:35 a.m. for the report of a fire to the home of Laurie Davis on Edmonds Street.Upon arrival, Kotowski was standing outside Davis' home. He allegedly explained to deputies he's trying to sell his property and feels Davis' single-wide m... More>>

    Family of 5 found shot to death

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    A family of five was found shot to death in their home on Sunday, according to Maine State Police. Authorities are still investigating what caused the incident.Three children ranging from 4 to 12 were among the victims discovered Sunday in their home along with a long-barreled gun believed to have been used in their deaths. A detective said murder-suicide was one of the scenarios being investigated.The children's father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly mainte... More>>

    Man stabbed after dispute over woman's dog urinating on carpet, Myrtle Beach police say

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - A Myrtle Beach man was punched and stabbed Saturday night after getting into an argument with a woman over her dog urinating on the furniture, a Myrtle Beach police report said.According to the report, the incident happened around 11:30 p.m. at a home on 37th Avenue North when Tracy Cox, 50, of Myrtle Beach punched the 46-year-old male victim in the face and stabbed him in the hand when he put her dog outside the home.The man told police Cox's dog had been urinating ... More>>

    7-year-old NC child killed after shots fired into home

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    Wilson police are investigating a fatal shooting of a 7-year-old. Officers responded to the 400 block of Parkview Street just before 10 o'clock Wednesday night.A home on Parkview Street was hit by gunfire and 7-year-old inside the homewas struck during the shooting.The child was transported to Vidant Medical Centerand pronounced dead. No one else was hit, but witnesses say they heard about 6 or 7 shots fired. A car window outside a home on the same street was shot out as well.The case is stil... More>>

    Man molested teens as waves crashed at water park, sheriff says

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    The Orange County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man accused of molesting multiple teen girls at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. According to WESH, four women came forward saying 54-year-old Perry Stiles touched the victims inappropriately
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    Lumberton woman finds husband murdered; deputies looking for killer

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    Robeson County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 480 block of Harlie Road in Lumberton Tuesday morning after one o'clock.Charlotte Mendoza called 911 when she found her husband, Oscar Mendoza, laying on the ground at the doorsteps of their homebleeding from his head, nose ,and mouth. Mr. Mendoza was pronounced dead and an autopsy is pending.Homicide and Major Crimes Divisions are investigating. No arrests have be made. Anyone with information please called the Sheriff's Office at 910-671-... More>>

    Cheraw man arrested on child pornography charges for second time

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    South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced the arrest of George Walter Krauss,75,of Cheraw, S.C. on eleven counts involving the sexual exploitation of minors. The Attorney General's Office, which supervises the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, made the arrest.The ICAC Task Force received a CyberTipline Report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that images depicting children engaged in sexual activity had been disseminated from an email ac... More>>

    Myrtle Beach man forces 4-year-old to perform sex act, police report says

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    CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - A Myrtle Beach man was arrested over the weekend after a complaint said he forced a child to perform a sex act inside his home.According to an Horry County Police report, the mother of a 4-year-old girl left her child in the care of Anthony Wright, 52, on July 18 while she drove to the store. She claimed her daughter and Wright's children would sometimes play together.When she returned from the sto... More>>

    Georgetown man sentenced to 25 years for trafficking heroin

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    Judge Larry B. Hyman sentenced 27-year-old Jawan Rayel White of Georgetown to 25 years in prison on July 18 for trafficking more than 28 grams of heroin. Under South Carolina law, White will not be eligible for parole or any early release until after he has served 85 percent of his sentence—roughly 21 years. Agents with the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit originally apprehended White attempting to purchase a large quantity of powder heroin in Horry County in August of 2011. When White fail... More>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    Bank robbery gunbattle; 2 suspects and hostage killed

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    Robbers fleeing a California bank took three women hostage and threw two of them from their getaway vehicle, as they fired repeatedly at police during a high-speed chase. Police shot out their tires but the shooting continued, fatally wounding two suspects and the last hostage. The violence in this central California city erupted Wednesday afternoon when officers responded to a report of a robbery at a Bank of the West branch and spotted three men taking three female hostages from the bank at... More>>

    NC Marine accused of killing his wife

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    An active-duty marine faces charges after police say he shot and killed his wife at their Onslow County home. Deputies said they found 31-year-old Jordan Skaggs dead from gunshot wounds to the chest Sunday night. Police said her husband, 32-year-old Christopher Michale Skaggs, is being held in connection with the shooting.A Camp LeJeune spokesman said Sgt. Skaggs is assigned as a staff member at the school of infantry-east at Camp LeJeune's satellite facility Camp Geiger. Skaggs worked with a... More>>

    Myrtle Beach Police search for suspects wanted in home invasion

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    Myrtle Beach Policereleased two sketches in hopes someonehas information of their whereabouts. Thesuspects featured are two of three individuals wanted in connection for their participation in a home invasion and attempted murder that took place during the early morning hours on Monday July 8, 2014. During this incident the suspects specifically targeted students and took property belonging to them after gaining entry into their residence while brandishing handguns and physically assaulting o... More>>

    SC man accused of dragging dog scheduled for court

    The dog known as known as Andra Grace was sent to New York for rehabilitation after being hurt in December, 2013. The dog known as known as Andra Grace was sent to New York for rehabilitation after being hurt in December, 2013.
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    Roger Dennis Owens - accused of dragging a dog behind his truck and leaving the animal for dead - is scheduled to appear in a Greenville court room Tuesday.Owens is charged with ill treatment of an animal from the incident last December in Marietta. He will appear before Judge Letitia Verdin.Greenville County Animal Control officers say the incident with the dog happened near the intersection of Geer Highway and Wildwood Road. They say they took a call from someone saying they saw the dog bei... 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>>

    Child rapist set to be executed Thursday; grandmother of victim to watch

    Eddie Wayne Davis set to be executed for rape and murder of Kim Waters. Eddie Wayne Davis set to be executed for rape and murder of Kim Waters.
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    A man convicted of the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old Florida girl is set to be executed Thursday with the victim's grandmother watching from the witness chamber on behalf of the child and her deceased mother.Eddie Wayne Davis, 45, is scheduled to receive a three-drug injection at 6 p.m. at Florida State Prison for his 1995 conviction on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Kimberly Waters, whose mother had briefly dated Davis. It would be the sixth execution in Florida th... 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>>

    NC woman charged with 15 counts of indecent liberties with teen girl

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    A Greenville woman facing charges of indecent liberties with a child made a court appearance Monday morning.26-year-old Tiarra Neal of Greenville was arrested by
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    Teen girl sexually molested at Conway Walmart, police say

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    A Longs man was charged after police say that he molested a teen girl in the Conway Walmart parking lot on Church Street. Antony Andrew Jefferson, age 22, was charged in the incident that happened Sunday, July 29 between noon and 12:35, Conway Police said More>>

    83-year-old woman fights off would-be robber with boiling water

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    A burglar in Houston, Texas picked the wrong house to try to rob. Lillie McClendon is 83 years old.McClendon says a man broke into her home early Sunday and demanded money.She says she fought him off with the only weapons she had available at the time - a stick and a pot of boiling water.McClendon said, "I got this stick. I had some sausage on the stove. I poured that water on him. I told him, I said, 'What kind of mo... More>>

    NC mom high on Oxycodone sentenced in crash that killed 6-year-old daughter

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    NEW BERN, N.C. - A New Bern woman pleaded guilty for a DWI crash that killed her 6-year-old daughter. Amber Sandvig made the plea in court Monday afternoon. Her 6-year-old daughter, Alanna, died last year when Sandvig was high on drugs and crashed her car with her two children in the backseat.Her two-year-old son, Blaze, was seriously injured. Police also found drug paraphernalia in her car including syringes, a needle, and spoon.Lab results found Oxycodone in Sandvig's system. She was sente... More>>

    Child dies after left in hot car

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    A two-year-old girl died after she was left in a car on a sweltering Texas summer day.Medics were called to a home in El Paso Sunday afternoon after the child was found unresponsive in the vehicle. Medics performed CPR but the child was pronounced dead. Details surrounding this case are still under investigation. The national weather service reports high temperatures reached the mid to upper 90s around El Paso throughout the weekend. More>>

    Parents arrested after leaving child in car at grocery store

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    Police and firefighters rescued a toddler from a hot car over the weekend in Shelby County, Tennessee.The 15-month old's parents were taken into custody. Shelby county firefighters pulled into grocery store parking lot where witnesses directed them to a car with a toddler locked inside.The little girl was sweating and crying. The firefighters moved quickly and pulled the 15-month old girl out of the hot car within a minute.The temperatures inside the car were more than 90 degrees. Lt. Joe Rea... More>>

    Mother arrested after leaving baby in car twice in one day, according to police

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    Another child left in a hot car, this time in Tampa, Florida. Luckily the baby was found before it was too late.The mother was arrested and charged with child abuse. Saint Petersburg police say Natasha Graver left her four-month-old daughter alone in a hot car, not once but twice in the same day.The mother of five told police she forgot her daughter was in the back seat of her van when she went to a funeral. But police say once the funeral service was over she went home-only to forget the chi... 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>>

    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>>

    NC teen mom confesses to burying newborn in yard, sheriff says

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    A 16-year-old has confessed that she buried her baby in a side yard near her home in the Fox Ridge subdivision, Sheriff Jerry Jones of Franklin County said Monday.Jones said deputies first came to the home asking questions, but saw no concrete evidence 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>>

    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>>

    NC girl and dad in Amber Alert found after stabbing, kidnapping

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    An Amber Alert has been issued as authorities continue their search for a man they say kidnapped his daughter.The Grifton Police Department says officers are searching for 29-year-old Devine Dashawn Exum, who is wanted on charges of first-degree kidnapping, rape, and assault with a deadly weapon.Police tell WNCT that Exum stabbed his ex-girlfriend around 11 Thursday morning at River Walk Apartments in Grifton. They say Exum then kidnapped the 2-year-old daughter he and the victim have togethe... More>>

    Burglar signs into Facebook while robbing house, gets caught

    Police say Nicholas Wig, 26, had checked his Facebook while stealing from the house and forgotten to log out. Police say Nicholas Wig, 26, had checked his Facebook while stealing from the house and forgotten to log out.
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    A Minnesota man is in jail because he logged on to Facebook during his alleged crime. More>>

    Teens left in holding cell over weekend without food

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    A metro Atlanta sheriff says he's investigating how two juvenile detainees were left in a holding cell over the weekend without food, lights and toilet paper.Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller tells WSB-TV the 16 and 17-year-old boys were supposed to appear in court Friday and were meant to be taken back to a juvenile detention center after neither of their parents showed up for the court date.Instead, Miller says the teens were left in a courthouse holding cell over the weekend and weren't f... More>>

    Jogger finds baby abandoned in the woods by carjacker

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    A missing baby has been found alive in Houston -- thanks to a jogger. The jogger stumbled upon the 8-month old baby girl on the side of the road Monday - crying and strapped inside her car seat.Police say the baby had been kidnapped just hours earlier during a carjacking at a gas station.The 8 month old baby girl was alone in the woods and crying out for help.Hong Nguyen happened to be visiting from Vietnam and was on her first jog of the trip on this very day. The baby was reunited soon afte... More>>

    Nudist resort murder: Grandson charged in Fla. woman's death after body found in van

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    The grandson of a 74-year-old woman who was reported missing from a Pasco nudist resort on Monday has been charged with her murder. Pasco County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Brandon Macheatto, 18, on Monday morning 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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    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>>

    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>>

    Second suspect in Carolina Forest murder arrested

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    Authorities are looking for a second suspect involved in a deadly shooting that happened over the weekend in Carolina Forest. On Saturday, Antonio Dexter Smith, 24, of Myrtle Beach was fatally shot in the parking lot of Canterbury Apartments. Police say the new suspect is Akeem Akbar Young,
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    Man killed in HCPD shooting was wanted for sex crime, warrant says

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    The Horry County Police Department has released new information on the events leading up to an officer-involved shooting Thursday morning in Little River. More>>

    Truck stop clerk recognizes sex offender with missing teen; 'God was in this store'

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    A teen girl missing a week with a sex offender suffered stab wounds and a wild police chase with her alleged abductor after an alert truck stop worker tipped off police about the pair on Thursday.When that worker, Fawn Domingue,
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    SC woman's husband and son charged with her murder

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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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    Police talk with trio after man found dead in car in Myrtle Beach Video included

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    The Myrtle Beach Police Department is investigating a shooting death Monday morning.According to Captain David Knipes, police were called to a parking lot on 9th Avenue South and Yaupon Drive around 8:50 a.m.
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    SC 16-year-old girl dies in crash; driver charged with felony DUI

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol charged a 23-year-old Clinton man Sunday with felony DUI with death. Troopers say Rasheed Reeves was driving a 2005 Ford Crown Victoria at 12:50 am with Shykeria Lyle-Daja Watts on Interstate 26
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    Longest-serving SC sheriff indicted on 10 bribery charges

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    South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff has been indicted on bribery charges, according to federal prosecutors, making him the eighth sheriff in the state to face criminal charges or investigations in the past four years.  68-year-old Lexington County Sheriff James Metts faces 10 charges of taking bribes.
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    Teen mom charged after 5-month-old daughter's suspicious death

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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>>

    Conway man arrested in weekend Carolina Forest apartment shooting death

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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>>

    Couple accused of making meth on grounds of public library

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    Sarasota police have arrested a homeless couple for allegedly making meth on the grounds of the Jacaranda Public Library.Police say they received a tip that a meth lab was set up right behind the library on Jacaranda Blvd. Upon police arrival, they discovered the homeless couple stationed next to a mattress leaning against the wall of the building. The couple, 28-year-old Raymond King and 23-year-old Tiffany Stolz, had material commonly used for cooking meth in their possession. Found next to... More>>

    Florence County woman charged after infant found to be malnourished, deputies say

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    Cathy Laytal Fulton, 26, ofEffingham was arrested by Florence County Sheriff's investigators June 5, 2014 and charged with unlawful neglect of a child. According to Investigators, in January, Florence County EMS was dispatched to the residence of the subject on Lonesome Dove Lane with reference to the subject's unresponsive infant. Investigators allegethe 8 month old appeared emaciated with all ribs visible and was unresponsive. Upon arrival at an area hospital the infant was found to weigh o... More>>

    Homeowner fires back at armed intruder who flees in truck, Georgetown deputies say

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    An armed attempted murder suspect who shot at a homeowner in a break-in was chased off Wednesday afternoon during the incident when the homeowner pulled their own gun and fired back at the intruder, Georgetown County Deputies say.The incident happened at approximately 4 pm, when the suspect, Francis Brian Stalvey
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    Georgetown County Sheriff's looking for person who robbed Dollar General

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    The Georgetown County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in identifying one suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery at the Dollar General store in Pawleys Island. At approximately 9:30 p.m. on June 8, Georgetown County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Dollar General located at 10400 Ocean Highway. The clerk stated one black male entered the store and demanded money from the register. The suspect ordered the victim to the floo... More>>

    New mom found dead in island home near Savannah, husband charged

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    The husband and father who is linked to the death of the mother of his 2 children had a background in domestic violence spanning back 18 years, according to media sources. Lauren S. Brown Smart, age 34, w More>>

    Police say:Man mowing grass hit and killed by drunk driver

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     Florence County authorities say a man was hit and killed by a vehicle as he mowed his yard. It happened around 6:30 Thursday evening outside a home on Savannah Grove Road in Effingham.
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    2 suspects in custody following deadly moped shooting in Florence County

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    Florence County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Wednesday night.The incident happened on Candy Lane
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    Manhunt underway after 3 officers killed in Canada

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    Three police officers were shot dead and two others were injured in a rare case of gun violence in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick, officials said. A massive manhunt was underway. Royal Canadian Mounted Police Constable Damien Theriault said police responded to a call Wednesday about an armed man in the north end of the city of Moncton at 7:30 p.m. Three of the responding officers were killed and two sustained non-life threatening injuries and were in stable condition. ''We... More>>

    Couple already charged in Heather Elvis' disappearance now face new allegations

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    The couple who are already charged in the kidnapping and death of a 20-year-old Myrtle Beach woman are now facing more charges. More>>

    Police called for woman smacking her sister-in-law with catfish

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    A domestic disturbance call at an East Texas home includes a police report that a woman used a deadcatfishto smack her sister-in-law in the face. Lufkin police on Tuesday said nobody has been charged amid conflicting stories from a husband, his wife and his sister. Sgt. Mike Shurley says no one was hurt in Sunday’s incident. Investigators are trying to determine what sparked the fight. Officers were summoned after a woman allegedly used a fish to slap her sister-in-law in the face, the broth... More>>

    12-year-olds accused of stabbing "friend" 19 times; she survived

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    Two 12-year-old girls in Wisconsin are accused of stabbing one of their "friends", who is the same age. She was stabbed 19 times in the arms, legs and torso. Authorities say some of her major organs were hit, she did survive. More>>

    Man purposely crashes pickup truck head-on with car to protect children

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        Police were pursuing a stolen vehicle when the white sedan turned into Founders Park in Syracuse, Utah and almost hit several children, according to CBS affiliate KUTV out of Salt Lake City.
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    SC pregnant mother accused of driving van into ocean, free on bond

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    A mother charged with trying to kill her three children by driving them into the Atlantic Ocean in a minivan is out of jail as of Friday. Ebony Wilkerson, 32, gave birth to her fourth child May 19. That baby is now in the custody of the father. The other three children are in the custody of the Department of Children and Families. Conditions of Wilkerson's release include seeing a psychiatrist and no contact with her children. She also must stay in Volusia County, where she was arrested. A p... More>>

    Man makes shocking confession to killing 1st-grade teacher

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    It’s a shocking confession. The accused killer of a first grade teacher in Lyons spontaneously admitting guilt in court. He wasn't required to say anything in his first appearance More>>

    Deputies arrest man for exposing himself to girls at Huntington Beach Park

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    The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a suspect who is wanted in connection with indecent exposure which occu More>>

    ID released of Florence baby who died after being left in a hot car, deputies say Video included

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    Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken tells News13 theparents of a one-year-old boy brought the child into a hospital on Sunday after the child was left in a hot v More>>

    Myrtle Beach woman arrested after driving wrong way with child belted on her lap, police say

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    Myrtle Beach Police responded to a call for a burglary along the 400 block of Posada Drive Thursday morning. When they arrived, police noticed a BMW leaving the area and discovered there was no forced entry to the home. Then a taxi driver said a car - matchingthe BMW description - ran into a pole after driving on the wrong side of the road. The taxi driver told police the driver was passed out behind the wheel, with her young child seat belted in her lap. The driver suddenly woke up and star... More>>

    NC teen accused of severely beating girlfriend over tangled fishing lines, police say

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    An 18-year-old man is accused of beating his girlfriend almost to death after a fight over tangled fishing lines. Michael Hutton is charged with first-degree attempted murder. His 17-year-old girlfriend Hannah Connaway is hospitalized in a medically-induced coma. Police say Hutton beat her, dragged her and then started choking her Friday night after the couple had an argument because of some fishing lines Hutton couldn’t get untangled. More>>

    Police release video of people linked to one Myrtle Beach weekend shooting Video included

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    Myrtle Beach Police have released surveillance video from one shooting that happened Saturday. The shooting happened Fountain Bleu Motel at Seventh Avenue North More>>

    New video shows efforts to help injured after triple fatal Myrtle Beach shooting

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    A new video has surfaced of the apparent moments just after a triple fatal shooting on Saturday night in Myrtle Beach during Atlantic Beach BikeFest during Memorial Day weekend. More>>

    Police say missing Myrtle Beach mom is found OK

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    Just after 8 pm Friday, officials said that Schile had been located and no crime had been committed.. More>>

    Heather Elvis murder suspect pregnant, according to attorney

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    Bond has been denied a second time for one of two suspects charged in the disappearance and killing of 20-year-old Heather Elvis. More>>

    Deputy fired after photos surface of student being choked during party arrest

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    The Knox County Sheriff's Office says they have fired the deputy involved in Saturday night's block party in Fort Sanders. Frank Phillips, 47, has been with the Knox County Sheriff's Office since 1992. A More>>

    14 arrested in raids at NC strip club, bars after months of undercover work

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    Several NC agencies capped an undercover operation on Friday with a busts at a strip club in Fayetteville and other establishments in Robeson County and Cumberland County. More>>

    Skeletal Remains found in Florence County identified as Angie Pipkin

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    The identity of the skeletal remains recovered in Florence County, May 14, 2014, along the Big Pee Dee River, has been confirmed through DNA testing as that of Angela Grace Pipkin More>>

    Georgetown church vandalized; church held outside

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    Cornerstone Baptist Church in Georgetown held services outside Sunday after vandals damaged the building either Saturday evening or early Sunday morning. The Georgetown Times reports three juveniles and one adult were arrested Sunday afternoon in connection with the vandalism at the church. The glass door to the church was busted and then the vandals emptied four or five fire extinguishers inside the building. What made it worse was the fact the air conditioning was on which spread the powder... More>>

    Man beaten by woman with bat, dies in hospital police say

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    NICHOLS, SC (WBTW) - Two people are in jail following an assault that turned deadly in Horry County over the weekend. According to a press release, Horry County police officers were called Saturday morning to a home on Willoughby Road. near Nichols in reference to an assault. When they arrived, they located a male victim with what appeared to be a large amount of trauma to the head. The victim was taken to a local hospital with life threatening injuries. Detectives learned that after a verb... More>>

    Kidnapped SC boy found safe; suspect on the loose

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    Deputies in Greenville County say they have found the child at the center of a kidnapping/manhunt incident Friday morning. A suspect remains on the run. It all started when a deputy spotted a stolen 1999 Ford Explorer on Highway 123 near the Greenville-Pickens County line. Officials then found the vehicle abandoned on Saluda Dam Road near the Croswell Acres sub-division. The child was later found on Sammons Road in Taylors. The suspect is described as a white male wearing dark clothes and... More>>

    Body parts found in Florence, HCPD detectives called for Pipkin investigation Video included

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    Horry County Police investigators were called to the scene in Florence County where body parts were found Wednesday afternoon. More>>

    Police use "taser" on naked man walking down Myrtle Beach street, report says

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Myrtle Beach police officers arrested a man Wednesday afternoon after witnessing a naked man walking down a city street. According to a police report, Yevgeniy Aleksandrov Dyachkin, , 21, of Myrtle Beach was spotted walking down Beaver Road near Rogers Drive around 6:15 p.m. without clothes on. Officers ordered him to place his hands behind his back, but refused. Dyachkin then grabbed his penis and began to masturbate in front of several residents in the area, th... More>>

    GUILTY: Tampa jury finds Julie Schenecker sane when she murdered kids Video included

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    Tampa mom Julie Schenecker will spend the rest of her life in prison for the murders of her two children. More>>

    24 nabbed in undercover pill bust in NC coastal county

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    “Operation Pill Crusher” landed 24 people behind bars in Carteret County. Sheriff Asa Buck and District Attorney Scott Thomas held a news conference Thursday,
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    31-year old woman posed as high school student

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    A Texas woman is behind bars after she posed as a sophomore at an East Texas High School when she’s actually 31 years old. Charity Johnsonwas charged with giving officials a fake name and date of birth. The woman Charity was living with told reporters that back in March, Charity told her she was 15 and needed a place to stay. She said she was abused by her biological father, and he passed away and her biological m... More>>

    Hartsville 13-month-old child dies after being left in car; father charged Video included

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    Darlington Coroner Todd Hardee has confirmed  the death of a Hartsville child on Thursday.  The child, 13 months old, died after being left alone in a car, for several hours, outside of a Hartsville business More>>

    NC man calls 911 over 'drug deal gone bad' at Walmart; ends up in jail, police say

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    A Burnsville man called 911 Sunday night to report he was the victim of an armed robbery in the Walmart parking lot.Hendersonville Police were sent the location around 11:30 p.m. More>>

    SC mom impersonated narcotics officer to access drugs, deputies say

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    A woman sought for impersonating a law enforcement officer has been arrested. Christine Parker DeYoung, 48, of Greer, was arrested and charged with impersonating a law enforcement officer.DeYoung had More>>

    CCU student shot in Conway; search continues for suspects Video included

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    Authorities are searching for suspects involved in a shooting in Conway apartments on Wednesday afternoon, Conway Police said. More>>

    NC teen boy charged with girl's rape and murder

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    Eight months after McKenzie Sessoms was found dead in her home near Salemburg, the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the death of the 11-year-old girl. More>>

    Ex-Conway Police officer charged with domestic violence for 2nd time

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    A former Conway Policeman has been charged with criminal domestic violence for the second time in 2 ½ years, officials say. More>>

    Man pleads guilty in wife's murder; toddler daughter slept in next room during killing

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    A Baxley man charged with killing his wife while their child slept in the next room has pleaded guilty to the crime. More>>

    7 college students caught nude in Myrtle Beach ocean water, police say

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Myrtle Beach police officers arrested seven college students after witnessing them naked in the ocean.According to police reports, Gian Michael Zlupko, 20, of Delaware, Maia Irena Chicherio, 20, of Maryland,Cameron Michel Koob, 20, of California, Tailor Haas Arnold, 19, of Colorado, John Hanlon Arnold, 22, of Pennsylvania, Vanessa Cheryl Hart, 21, of Pennsylvania, and Andrew Wythe Meriwether, 21, of North Carolina were spotted in the ocean just near 74th Avenue North... More>>

    One dead after SC man attacks mom and teen daughter with hammer, police say

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    A Sumter County man is accused of beating a mother and her 14-year-old daughter with a hammer. The mother died. Deputies also say he tried to suffocate another woman. Jason Dustin Compton, 33, ischarged with murder, two counts of attempted murder, three counts of kidnapping, attempted criminal sexual conduct with a minor and first-degree attempted criminal sexual conduct. It happened on Bethel Church Road Saturday.... More>>

    Loris man charged with kidnapping and attempted murder

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    Back in January, Horry County Police responded to a call for an armed robbery at Hatchel and Sons Scrap Yard on Privetts Rd. in Conway. The victim told police he buys scrap cars for Hatchel and Sons and it's not unusual to receive phone calls from random people through out the county who are selling their junk cars. Someone called him saying he had two vehicles to sell and agreed to sell them both for $500.00. The victim was given an address on Bluemoon Drive. Once there, he went into a woode... More>>

    FL man pours hot sauce on dog and gets a year in jail

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    A Sarasota man was sentenced to a year in county jail after being found guilty of animal cruelty charges after he poured hot sauce over a 3-month-old puppy. Thursday, Ephrian Myles, 47, pleaded no contest. Circuit Judge Donna Berlin also ordered him to serve 18 months of probation and to complete an anger management course. He's also been ordered not to live in a home with a pet. Myles' girlfriend took the dachshun... More>>

    SC parents charged in death of their son, police say

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    Two Sumter parents have been charged in the death of their infant son. The Sumter Item reports that 22-year-old Erica Sharice Bell and 23-year-old Ronnie Markice June were arrested Wednesday and charged with illegal neglect of a child. Authorities say Bell found 9-week-old Ronnie M. June Jr. unconscious in his bed the night of April 5. He had blood coming from his nose and mouth and was pronounced dead at a hospital. The parents told officers they left the boy with a relative when they we... More>>

    SC woman charged with neglect in connection with death of 5-month old

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    A Richland County woman has been arrested and charged in connection with the death of a five-month old who had a heart issue.Richland County Sheriff's Department says 29-year-old Jennifer Coles was charged with unlawful neglect of a child. A medical official in Richland Cnotified Social Services was alerted in early Marchabout ababy on a heart monitor who wasn't receiving proper medical care. Department of Social Services officials opened an investigation but reportedly couldn't locate the fa... More>>

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

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    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... More>>

    Teen girl stabbed to death after she turned down prom invite, police say

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    An honors student at a Connecticut high school was stabbed to death allegedly by a fellow student who had asked her to prom. More>>

    Ex-teacher faces more charges after student sexual relationship revealed

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    Former English teacher Jennifer Fichter, 29, faces an additional 20 counts of unlawful activity with a minor after a second alleged sexual relationship with a student. She taught at Central Florida Aerospace Academy in Lakeland, Florida.
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    Couple killed; daughter finds them shot to death

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    A 7-year-old girl in Memphis, Tennessee wakes up to find her parents murdered. The little girl was getting ready for school and found her parents shot to death in the family's living room. Danielle Alexander and James Alexander had four children , ranging in age from 2 to 7, who were home at the time. The family just moved into the house within the past few months. The couple were high school sweethearts, married in February. Police brought the children McDonald's and formed a human shield... More>>

    Dillon convenience store clerk shot and killed

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    The Dillon County sheriffs office is investigating a murder. It happened at about 11 p.m. Monday at the 20/20 convenience store, located at 2402 Highway9 E. in the Riverdale community of Dillon County. According to Capt. Cliff Arnette, two male clerks were leaving the store after it closedwhen theywere approached by two individuals. Authorities do not have descriptions of the individuals yet but we do know that one of the store clerks was shot in the upper body and died from his injuries. Th... More>>

    NC couple charged in meth bust; 4 children found in their home

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    Authorities in Cameron, North Carolina found fourchildren, inside a home during a meth bust. The children ranged in age from one to 15.Police say methamphetamine was being produced in the home and they seized items to manufacture meth along with one oxycodone prescription pill anddrug paraphernalia.Steven Lee Summers, 39, and Deborah Kay Summers, 44, were arrested and charged with multiple drug charges along with four counts of child abuse. Authorities say the children were not related to the... More>>

    Man Accused Of Killing Son Over Video Game Faces New Charges

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    Additional charges have been filed against a Florida man accusing of killing his 1-year-old son last week so he could play video games, the Sheriff's Office says. Two others have also been arrested in connection to the case. More>>

    Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

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    A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro... More>>

    NC baby reportedly shaken; now blind and on ventilator

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    Laurinburg, NC - Back in February, Laurinburg Police were called to Scotland Memorial Hospital to investigatea case of suspectedchild abuse.Assistant Police Chief Cliff Sessomssaid at the time there was evidence a9-week-old baby in intensive care was abused. The investigation led to the arrest of thebaby's father, Andrew Michael Oetzel. The24-year-old is charged with felonious child abuse.Now Charlie Oetzel is four months old. He is home with his mother, Audrey Blades, after he spent two mont... More>>

    Father accused of killing son so he could play video games, police say

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    Sheriff's deputies in north Florida say a man suffocated his young, crying son so he could play video games. Authorities say 24-year-old Cody Wygant is charged with third-degree murder and child neglect. More>>

    SC teacher accused of sleeping with student, pleads guilty

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    Carol Ann Hope, 38, of Hartsville, pleaded guilty in Horry County court Wednesday to criminal sexual conduct with a minor. She taught in Chesterfield County but lived in Darlington County. In 2011, More>>

    Helicopter searching for clues in the murder of Aynor mother

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    Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd confirms SLED and Horry County Police are conducting an aerial search Thursday of the Great Pee Dee River for clues in the murder of Angie Pipkin. The SLED helicopter More>>

    SC wife fatally shoots husband while 4 toddlers are in their home, police say

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    A North Augusta woman is in jail after a deadly shooting.The shooting happened at the North Augusta Gardens Apartments on West Hugh Street, off Georgia Avenue.Investigators say 20-year-old Terry Cook More>>

    Ex-boyfriend admits to brutal murder of missing NC teen girl, deputies say

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    The former boyfriend of missing Hope Mills teen Danielle Locklear admitted to killing her, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and Hope Mills Police Department announced Tuesday. Sheriff Earl Butler More>>

    2 Charleston area brothers found dead in Williamsburg County, coroner says

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    Williamsburg County Coroner Harrison McKnight said someone found the bodies of two men around 11:30 Tuesday morning. More>>

    NC man picked up for trying to entice girl into vehicle with candy, according to police

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    Police arrested a Newton man after he reportedly tried to kidnap an 11-year-old girl by offering her candy. The girl was walking along S. College Avenue around 6:20 Wednesday night when a man driving a More>>

    Myrtle Beach man arrested in connection with rape case 34 years later

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    Cold cases don't just exist for murder. In Charlotte detectives have been investigating a sexual assault case for nearly 34 years and now they have made an arrest of a Myrtle Beach man. Timothy Benfield, More>>

    Man gets stuck in Mullins Arby's vent after trying to break-in, police say

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    After spending the night in the air ventilator shaft inside the Mullins Arby's on Highway 76, a man was freed Tuesday morning. Police say the guy tried to break in sometime between midnight and 7 a.m. More>>

    NC teens busted for crime spree including murder; police say it was just for the thrill of it

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    Four teenagers are charged in connection with a violent crime spree. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say the crimes started early Sunday and ended with a man shot to death. Police said Randy Shawn Lloyd, More>>

    Naked photos of teenager leads Georgetown County deputies to arrest GA man

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    Georgetown County Sheriff's deputies arrested Christopher Upshaw, 25, of Chamblee, Georgia and charged him with criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Deputies responded to a complaint at Luther Court More>>

    Conway teen charged with kidnapping and sexual assault

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    Kahmil Cooper, 19, of Conway is charged with criminal sexual assault, kidnapping and assault and battery. He is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center. The police report indicates Cooper invited More>>

    Man believed to be last seen with missing 8-year-old, is found dead

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    Investigators searching for an 8-year-old girl discovered a man's body in a park in east Washington, DC Monday. The body is believed to be Kahlil Tatum, the man last seen with Relisha Rudd back on March More>>

    Guy exposes himself at Grand Strand Waffle House, police say

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    Georgetown County Sheriff's deputies responded to the Waffle House at 3693 17 Bypass in reference to an indecent exposure complaint on March 29. The witness told police someone leaving the parking lot More>>

    SC mom accused of dragging child down stairs

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    Greenville Police arrested a woman who they say dragged her five-year old child down stairs causing injuries to the boy. Alyssa Lynne Ferguson, 23, is charged with unlawful neglect of a child. The arrest More>>

    Search along East Coast for kidnapped girl, age 8, after woman found dead

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    Digital billboards along the East Coast in South and North Carolina  are displaying photographs of a slaying suspect from the D.C. area and a missing girl police say could be traveling with him. FBI More>>

    SC dad drops baby on head; delayed help, police say

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    SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. - Brandon Scott Osment has been charged after officials say he dropped his 11-week-old son and waited several hours before seeking medical help. Osment, 20, is charged with unlawful More>>

    Florence man arrested after walking into church naked, according to report

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    Florence County Sheriff's deputies got a call for a naked man walking around Pisgah United Methodist Church located at 621 N. Ebenezer Road. Then dispatch got a follow up calling saying the man apparently More>>

    10-year-old Horry County boy beaten with "horse whip," police say

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    CONWAY, SC (WBTW) - A Longs woman was arrested after police said she beat a child in her care with a horse whip. According to an Horry County Police report, Jennifer Renee Daniell, 30, used a whip to More>>

    Florence nurse arrested for stealing drugs, authorities say

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    Lorrie Ulmer, 45, of Florence, was arrested Wednesday for several drug charges. The arrest warrant from the Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) states she stole oxycodone from Carolina More>>

    SC man, 2 soldiers among 6 charged in child sex sting

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    Six people, including 2 Fort Stewart soldiers were arrested over the weekend in connection with a Savannah FBI led Child Exploitation Task Force. The FBI says the men who ranged in age from 25 to 56 More>>

    Myrtle Beach Police search for man in connection to credit card theft

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    The Myrtle Beach Police Department is asking for assistance in identifying an individual in reference to a credit card theft and several credit card frauds that occurred on February 26, 2014. If you have More>>

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

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    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 More>>

    Myrtle Beach Police look for pair wanted for credit card fraud

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    Myrtle Beach Police seek help in identifying two people caught on surveillance. Police say they are looking for a black female and white male seen in the silver sedan. The vehicle is possibly a newer model More>>

    Longs man arrested on attempted murder charges

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    Horry County Police responded to The G Spot at 8160 Hwy 90 located in the Longs on February 17, 2014 for a fight. The complainant, who is an inside security guard for the club, told police a fight between More>>

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

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    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 More>>

    SC parents charged after children test positive for meth, deputies say

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    An Upstate couple is facing charges after deputies found two children who tested positive for meth. The Oconee County Sheriff's Office arrested 23-year-old Bradley Scott Owens and 20-year-old Amber Denise More>>

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

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    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 More>>

    Husband of woman who drove into ocean, ordered to stay away from children

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    A judge has issued a temporary injunction against the husband of a pregnant South Carolina woman accused of trying to kill her three children last week by driving their minivan into the ocean in Florida. The More>>

    Sumter pastor faces new charges of criminal sexual conduct, police seek additional victims

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    Sumter pastor, 59-year-old Larry Durant, was charged Tuesday with two counts of criminal sexual conduct third degree. These new charges come after claims of sexual assault from female church members. Durant More>>

    Horry County man arrested for sex with pit bull, according to police

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    Horry County Police arrested Lorenzo Calles, 34, of Myrtle Beach Monday morning on charges of buggery and sodomy. Calles is accused of having sex with a dog. Calles is currently at J. Reuben Long Detention More>>

    9 arrested in Georgetown County drug sting

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    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 More>>

    Man charged with murder of Aynor mom; body dismembered report says

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    Authorities are searching Darlington County after they got a tip about Angie Pipkin. The 32-year-old mother of two, from Aynor has been missing since January. Lt. Robert Kegler with Horry County Police More>>

    NC pair faces more than 100 sex charges

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    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 More>>

    Tampa Police arrest man for sexual act with pit bull

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    TAMPA, FL - Neighbors flagged down Tampa Police officers Wednesday morning when they couldn't stop a man from allegedly having sex with a large pit bull on his back yard, according to a TPD report. More>>

    MA judges rule pictures up women's skirts are legal

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    A man who took cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway did not violate state law because the women were not nude or partially nude, Massachusetts' highest court ruled Wednesday. The More>>

    Conway man faces 8 charges of attempted murder

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    Chad Cannon, 29, from Conway, is at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center charged with 8 counts of attempted murder. He's also charged with possession of firearms and ammunition as well as possession and More>>

    NC man gets 7 years for stabbing death of teen in Horry County

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    A Shelby, North Carolina man has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the stabbing death of a teen near Myrtle Beach. Twenty-one-year-old Adam Dwiggins More>>

    UPDATE: Man charged with strangling SC teen waives right to bond hearing

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    Kershaw County deputies arrested a suspect Friday evening in the killing of an 18-year-old woman earlier this week. Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says his officers took 21-year-old Stephen Ross More>>

    Thief covers camera with feminine pad during Myrtle Beach burglary

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    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 More>>

    SC murdered teen asphyxiated, search continues for suspect

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    Kershaw County sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of an 18-year-old woman whose body was found on a dirt road near Elgin. Sheriff Jim Matthews said Briana Rabon's death was "obviously a homicide". Some More>>

    Hundreds gather at Heather Elvis Vigil in Socastee

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    On Monday night, hundreds gathered at a vigil for Heather Elvis at Peachtree Landing in Socastee. Those in attendance said it was an emotional night for the community. Family and friends told News 13, More>>

    Charge dropped against SC woman for not returning VHS tape

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    A charge against a woman in Pickens County - arrested for failing to return a VHS video rented more than eight years ago - has been dropped. More>>

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