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    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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    6 children hurt, homes damaged near Conway as storm hits

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    Monday will be another hot and humid day with high temperatures topping out in the mid 90s across the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. The combination of temperatures in the 90s and dew points in the 70s will cause heat index values to climb above 100° for much of the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for coastal Horry and Georgetown counties until 6pmas heat indices may climb above 105°.A strong cold front will move in during the afternoon and evening hours, bringingwith it thechance for scat... More>>

    SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

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    One of the only two offshore casino ships in the Grand Strand closed down suddenly on Monday. SunCruz Casino, which sailed from Little River, “ceased all operations” on Monday, according to a message left on their business phone line.
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    Governor to meet with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

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    Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ... More>>

    Severe Storms leave one family homeless in Conway Video included

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    Monday evening, severe storms swept through Conway destroying one family’s home and leaving damage throughout the area.“This was my house. When I left this morning for work, it was still standing,” said Heather Marcum.Marcum arrived home to the remnants of what used to be her house.Her daughter, who lives across the street, told her over the phone her house had been destroyed by the storm“When I pulled up I was devastated I was screaming and yelling that everything is gone,” said Marcum.Even ... More>>

    Walmart worker orders NC mom to breast feed in toilet stall

    Kelly Messing and her baby... and an image of the Walmart where teh incident happened. (WNCT photos) Kelly Messing and her baby... and an image of the Walmart where teh incident happened. (WNCT photos)
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    A spokesperson for Walmart confirms an employee at one of its eastern North Carolina stores asked a breastfeeding mom to move to a toilet stall to feed her newborn.The confirmation comes after more than a dozen breastfeeding moms nursed in a Jacksonville Walmart o More>>

    SC grandfather was drunk in crash that killed grandson and himself, coroner says

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    Sumter County deputies are investigating a fatal accident that took the lives of a grandfather and his grandson on Sunday afternoon.Sumter Coroner Havrin Bullock
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    Grand Strand area man charged after teen's 'explicit' photo posted to Instagram

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    A teenager from Brunswick County has been charged after deputies say he passed along a young girl's explicit photo that made it onto a social media website.On Friday, Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit arr More>>

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    • Homeland Security investigating sextortion case in Myrtle Beach

      Homeland Security investigating sextortion case in Myrtle Beach

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:54:15 GMT
      An ongoing investigation is underway after possible evidence pointing to a 'sextortion' case is uncovered in Horry County. News13 obtained the affidavit from Homeland Security that reveals agents are reviewing information from several Instagram accounts showing a (partially)nude 14-year-old girl from Michigan who was reportedly photographed while on a family vacation here in Horry County.The accounts showing theteen ina bathing suit andher underwearhave been traced back to a subscriber with a...
      An ongoing investigation is underway after possible evidence pointing to a 'sextortion' case is uncovered in Horry County. News13 obtained the affidavit from Homeland Security that reveals agents are reviewing information from several Instagram accounts showing a (partially)nude 14-year-old girl from Michigan who was reportedly photographed while on a family vacation here in Horry County.The accounts showing theteen ina bathing suit andher underwearhave been traced back to a subscriber with a...
    • Governor to meet with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

      Governor to meet with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:17:19 GMT
      Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ...
      Governor Nikki Haley will be meeting with Atlantic Beach officials Tuesday morning. In May, she met with local leaders and said Bike Fest should end after this year's violence that coincided with the Memorial Day Bike Fest. During the May meeting, she privately met with several Horry County leaders including Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes and Horry County Chairman Mark Lazarus. She was reportedly shown a five minute compilation of Bike Fest and Memorial Day Weekend clips found on YouTube. "I ...
    • Horry County Fire Rescue called to house fire Tuesday

      Horry County Fire Rescue called to house fire Tuesday

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:15:30 GMT
      Horry County Fire Rescue worked to put out a house fireTuesday morning on Pine Village Drive in Myrtle Beach. Thefire off of Burcale Road, damaged the double wide mobile home. Smoke was pouring out of the roof when crews arrived on scene. They were able to getthe fire under control fairly quickly. No word if anyone was home at the time or the cause.
      Horry County Fire Rescue worked to put out a house fireTuesday morning on Pine Village Drive in Myrtle Beach. Thefire off of Burcale Road, damaged the double wide mobile home. Smoke was pouring out of the roof when crews arrived on scene. They were able to getthe fire under control fairly quickly. No word if anyone was home at the time or the cause.
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    • Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

      Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:04:40 GMT
      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
      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
    • Dillon County Sheriff's Office relies on mutual aid agreements due to staffing shortages

      Dillon County Sheriff's Office relies on mutual aid agreements due to staffing shortages

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:47 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:47:52 GMT
      A Dillon County officer remains in the hospital after a deadly crash earlier this month.It happened on July 6th, near the Stables night club onHwy. 9in Little Rock.Investigators say Dillon City officer Jacob Richardson was responding to a county officer's request for mutual aid, when his car and another car collided.Pembroke resident Bobbie Britt was a passenger in the other vehicle.The 29-year-old mother died in the accident, four others in her vehicle went to the hospital.The situation Rich...
      A Dillon County officer remains in the hospital after a deadly crash earlier this month.It happened on July 6th, near the Stables night club onHwy. 9in Little Rock.Investigators say Dillon City officer Jacob Richardson was responding to a county officer's request for mutual aid, when his car and another car collided.Pembroke resident Bobbie Britt was a passenger in the other vehicle.The 29-year-old mother died in the accident, four others in her vehicle went to the hospital.The situation Rich...
    • South Carolina's recidivism rate drops, prison closes

      South Carolina's recidivism rate drops, prison closes

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-07-29 04:03:18 GMT
      But the number of people who return to South Carolina correctional facilities after release is on the decline, according to a new report released last month. 
      But the number of people who return to South Carolina correctional facilities after release is on the decline, according to a new report released last month.     
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    • Dad and daughter killed by a plane while walking on the beach

      Dad and daughter killed by a plane while walking on the beach

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:22:21 GMT
      A family beach outing during a couple's wedding anniversary trip takes a tragic turn in Venice, Florida. A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter has now died after a plane made an emergency landing at the edge of the water.

      A family beach outing during a couple's wedding anniversary trip takes a tragic turn in Venice, Florida. A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter has now died after a plane made an emergency landing at the edge of the water.


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

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

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:32:02 GMT
      Debra HarrellDebra Harrell
      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...
      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...
    • Police say man set fire to neighbor's house over curb appeal

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

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:08 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:08:18 GMT
      Axel KotowskiAxel Kotowski
      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...
      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...
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    • Clean air rules assailed as too much, too little

      Clean air rules assailed as too much, too little

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:42:42 GMT
      Hundreds of people will tell the Environmental Protection Agency what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants during public hearings Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver.
      Hundreds of people across the country are telling the Environmental Protection Agency its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.
    • Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car

      Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:42:35 GMT
      A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he is an amazing father and that she forgives him.
      A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he is an amazing father and that she forgives him.
    • Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

      Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:20:02 GMT
      The debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races - in Maine.
      In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.
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    • Two charter members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand return to inspire current members

      Two charter members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand return to inspire current members

      Friday, July 25 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:03:53 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Today, more than 200 local children and teenagers take part in programs at the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand.But that wasn’t always the case, when the program was chartered in 1998, it only had two members. Those members were P.J. and O.T. Thompson. P.J. was 7-years-old when he joined but O.T. was only 4 and that’s something that almost stopped him from being able to join."I actually wasn't supposed to be here. I was too young but since they brought my bro...
      MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Today, more than 200 local children and teenagers take part in programs at the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand.But that wasn’t always the case, when the program was chartered in 1998, it only had two members. Those members were P.J. and O.T. Thompson. P.J. was 7-years-old when he joined but O.T. was only 4 and that’s something that almost stopped him from being able to join."I actually wasn't supposed to be here. I was too young but since they brought my bro...
    • Around 800 students travel to Horry County to help people in need

      Around 800 students travel to Horry County to help people in need

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:53:48 GMT
      Around 800 middle and high school students from across the country traveled to Horry County this summer to make a difference in the community. It's part of a youth missions organization called "Team Effort,"
      Around 800 middle and high school students from across the country traveled to Horry County this summer to make a difference in the community. It's part of a youth missions organization called "Team Effort,"
    • "Ripped" Florence mom continues quest to become pro bodybuilder

      "Ripped" Florence mom continues quest to become pro bodybuilder

      Monday, July 21 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:28:59 GMT
      Most people go to the gym with the goal to get fit.However, for ripped mom like Susanne Zavelle, a weight lifters paradise became a safe haven."I started lifting weights when I was 16 years old. I had a pretty tumultuous childhood, upbringing. So the gym became a pretty healthy way for me to escape that,” said Zavelle.5 years ago Susanne was hit with a series of injuries, starting with back complications."It had me la...
      Most people go to the gym with the goal to get fit.However, for ripped mom like Susanne Zavelle, a weight lifters paradise became a safe haven."I started lifting weights when I was 16 years old. I had a pretty tumultuous childhood, upbringing. So the gym became a pretty healthy way for me to escape that,” said Zavelle.5 years ago Susanne was hit with a series of injuries, starting with back complications."It had me la...
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    • Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

      Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:04:40 GMT
      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
      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
    • Dad and daughter killed by a plane while walking on the beach

      Dad and daughter killed by a plane while walking on the beach

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:22:21 GMT
      A family beach outing during a couple's wedding anniversary trip takes a tragic turn in Venice, Florida. A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter has now died after a plane made an emergency landing at the edge of the water.

      A family beach outing during a couple's wedding anniversary trip takes a tragic turn in Venice, Florida. A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter has now died after a plane made an emergency landing at the edge of the water.


    • SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

      SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

      Monday, July 28 2014 8:02 PM EDT2014-07-29 00:02:55 GMT
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      One of the only two offshore casino ships in the Grand Strand closed down suddenly on Monday. SunCruz Casino, which sailed from Little River, “ceased all operations” on Monday, according to a message left on their business phone line.
      One of the only two offshore casino ships in the Grand Strand closed down suddenly on Monday. SunCruz Casino, which sailed from Little River, “ceased all operations” on Monday, according to a message left on their business phone line.
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