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    Darlington County may soon get a military vehicle. Darlington County may soon get a military vehicle.

    Military vehicle could find home in Darlington County's vehicle fleet

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    Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd recently acquired a mine-resistant armor protected vehicle, or MRAP, and now wants it a part of the county's fleet. More>>

    Staying employed after Labor Day in Myrtle Beach Video included

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    Labor Day means many businesses in Myrtle Beach scale back their operations, but not every store closes its doors."Last winter I was unemployed,” said Chris Durff.Durff works in the Gay Dolphin parking lot in Myrtle Beach.He moved to Myrtle Beach two years ago and says in the summer jobs are plentiful, but when the season ends it is a different story."During my off time, I was constantly looking for a job but you know... More>>

    Deer Processor prepares for good business during gun hunting season

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    Gun season for dove and deer hunting started September 1.Roper Wilkes owns a deer processing business in Socastee called 707 Deer Processing. He said he checked 5 deer's the morning of opening day for gun season. One of those deer's belonged to Ethan Brekke."I was pumped up. I started standing up and I was just pumped up," said Brekke.Brekke is 11 years old and caught his first 6-point deer. He wanted to show it off, so he went to 707 Deer Processing."I'm probably going to mount it and then f... More>>

    Child, infant killed after boat capsizes; SC woman charged with DUI

    Woman charged with DUI after boating crash kills 2 children. Woman charged with DUI after boating crash kills 2 children.
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    Anderson County Emergency Officials have recovered the body of an infant in Lake Hartwell after a boat capsized Sunday evening around 8:55 p.m.According to Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper, the baby was recovered near the end of a boat dock in about 20 feet of water near Hickory Ridge Road in the Townville area.Anderson County Coroner Greg Shore tell us a nine-year-old child also died after the boat overturned. That child was airlifted to AnMed, but was already in cardiac arrest. Accordin... More>>

    Florence County deputies ask for help finding missing man

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    Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff's Office need your help in locating a missing Johnsonville man. Julius Lavarn Gamble, 23, of Johnsonville, was last seen on August 28, Gamble, also known as "Juju" is described as a black male, approximately 5'7" inches tall, weighing approximately 155 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.Anyone with knowledge or information regarding the location or whereabouts of Gamble is asked to contact Florence County Sheriff's Office investigators at (84... More>>

    Horry County Auditors issue warnings at area schools for out of state tags Video included

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    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW)- Field investigators with the Horry County Auditor's office began making their rounds through schools at the start of this school year.They're working to make sure cars are registered with state tags and taxes are paid. County auditors visit school drop off areas every morning and afternoon checking for out-of-state tags.When you move to South Carolina, you have 45 days to register your car and get a South Carolina license plate. Part of the tax money will go towards... More>>

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    • Staying employed after Labor Day in Myrtle Beach

      Staying employed after Labor Day in Myrtle Beach

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:12:51 GMT
      Labor Day means many businesses in Myrtle Beach scale back their operations, but not every store closes its doors."Last winter I was unemployed,” said Chris Durff.Durff works in the Gay Dolphin parking lot in Myrtle Beach.He moved to Myrtle Beach two years ago and says in the summer jobs are plentiful, but when the season ends it is a different story."During my off time, I was constantly looking for a job but you know...
      Labor Day means many businesses in Myrtle Beach scale back their operations, but not every store closes its doors."Last winter I was unemployed,” said Chris Durff.Durff works in the Gay Dolphin parking lot in Myrtle Beach.He moved to Myrtle Beach two years ago and says in the summer jobs are plentiful, but when the season ends it is a different story."During my off time, I was constantly looking for a job but you know...
    • Deer Processor prepares for good business during gun hunting season

      Deer Processor prepares for good business during gun hunting season

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:07:23 GMT
      Gun season for dove and deer hunting started September 1.Roper Wilkes owns a deer processing business in Socastee called 707 Deer Processing. He said he checked 5 deer's the morning of opening day for gun season. One of those deer's belonged to Ethan Brekke."I was pumped up. I started standing up and I was just pumped up," said Brekke.Brekke is 11 years old and caught his first 6-point deer. He wanted to show it off, so he went to 707 Deer Processing."I'm probably going to mount it and then f...
      Gun season for dove and deer hunting started September 1.Roper Wilkes owns a deer processing business in Socastee called 707 Deer Processing. He said he checked 5 deer's the morning of opening day for gun season. One of those deer's belonged to Ethan Brekke."I was pumped up. I started standing up and I was just pumped up," said Brekke.Brekke is 11 years old and caught his first 6-point deer. He wanted to show it off, so he went to 707 Deer Processing."I'm probably going to mount it and then f...
    • New study shows more Americans working longer hours

      New study shows more Americans working longer hours

      Monday, September 1 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:51:40 GMT
      A new Gallup survey shows more Americans work longer than the average 40-hour work-week and that includes working on Labor Day.James Stegall spent his Labor Day weekend doing what he loves most. He's a co-owner at Island Adventure Watersports in Myrtle Beach. He said he wanted to make a mark on the community his first summer season in business.“Any of our days that are hot and the phones are ringing we want to be here...
      A new Gallup survey shows more Americans work longer than the average 40-hour work-week and that includes working on Labor Day.James Stegall spent his Labor Day weekend doing what he loves most. He's a co-owner at Island Adventure Watersports in Myrtle Beach. He said he wanted to make a mark on the community his first summer season in business.“Any of our days that are hot and the phones are ringing we want to be here...
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    • Half brothers in prison for 30 years seek new trial in NC

      Half brothers in prison for 30 years seek new trial in NC

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:35 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:35:26 GMT
      Henry McCollum (L) Leon Brown (R)Henry McCollum (L) Leon Brown (R)
      Half brothers who have spent 30 years in prison for the killing and rape of an 11-year-old girl in North Carolina are asking to be released.Lawyers for 50-year-old Henry McCollum and 46-year-old Leon Brown say DNA analysis of a cigarette butt found at the crime scene in Robeson County link it to a man serving a life sentence for a similar rape and killing that took place a month later.The Center for Death Penalty Litigation says that man was the real killer of Sabrina Buie in 1983.The attorne...
      Half brothers who have spent 30 years in prison for the killing and rape of an 11-year-old girl in North Carolina are asking to be released.Lawyers for 50-year-old Henry McCollum and 46-year-old Leon Brown say DNA analysis of a cigarette butt found at the crime scene in Robeson County link it to a man serving a life sentence for a similar rape and killing that took place a month later.The Center for Death Penalty Litigation says that man was the real killer of Sabrina Buie in 1983.The attorne...
    • Military vehicle could find home in Darlington County's vehicle fleet

      Military vehicle could find home in Darlington County's vehicle fleet

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:08 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:08:12 GMT
      Darlington County may soon get a military vehicle. Darlington County may soon get a military vehicle.
      Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd recently acquired a mine-resistant armor protected vehicle, or MRAP, and now wants it a part of the county's fleet.
      Darlington County Sheriff Wayne Byrd recently acquired a mine-resistant armor protected vehicle, or MRAP, and now wants it a part of the county's fleet.
    • Cathedral Bible College founder to plead guilty to federal charges

      Cathedral Bible College founder to plead guilty to federal charges

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:46 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:46:17 GMT
      Reginald Wayne Miller, Courtesy: Florence County Sheriff's OfficeReginald Wayne Miller, Courtesy: Florence County Sheriff's Office
      FLORENCE (WBTW) - The founder of Cathedral Bible College, now located in Marion, is expected to plead guilty to multiple federal charges that could send him to prison.The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News reports Reginald Wayne Miller, who has been in jail since his arrest in the spring, has agreed to plead guilty to four charges related to allegations he forced international students at the college to perform labor for little or no pay under threat he would deport them.Miller is at J. Reuben Long Dete...
      FLORENCE (WBTW) - The founder of Cathedral Bible College, now located in Marion, is expected to plead guilty to multiple federal charges that could send him to prison.The (Myrtle Beach) Sun News reports Reginald Wayne Miller, who has been in jail since his arrest in the spring, has agreed to plead guilty to four charges related to allegations he forced international students at the college to perform labor for little or no pay under threat he would deport them.Miller is at J. Reuben Long Dete...
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    • Teen accused of killing mother, dismembering her body; according to deputies

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

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:26 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:26:03 GMT
      Tyrese Landrum accused of killing his mother and dismembering her body.Tyrese Landrum accused of killing his mother and dismembering her body.
      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...
      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 than 30 teens escape from detention center in TN

      More than 30 teens escape from detention center in TN

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:25:15 GMT
      30 teens escape from detention center Monday 30 teens escape from detention center Monday
      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 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 ...
    • 1 dead, 1 hurt in SC police headquarter shooting

      1 dead, 1 hurt in SC police headquarter shooting

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:00:45 GMT
      Shooting outside police headquarters in Greenville leaves suspect dead,Shooting outside police headquarters in Greenville leaves suspect dead,
      A suspect has been killed and a Greenville officer has been hurt in a shooting outside police headquarters.Interim Police Chief Mike Gambrell told local reporters that the shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Monday after a man tried to enter the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center.Gambrell said the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.The names of those involved have not been released. Gambrell said the officer was in serious condition after being shot twice in the side and on...
      A suspect has been killed and a Greenville officer has been hurt in a shooting outside police headquarters.Interim Police Chief Mike Gambrell told local reporters that the shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. Monday after a man tried to enter the Greenville County Law Enforcement Center.Gambrell said the suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.The names of those involved have not been released. Gambrell said the officer was in serious condition after being shot twice in the side and on...
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    • Revel casino goes dark after just 2 years

      Revel casino goes dark after just 2 years

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 11:01:58 GMT
      Little more than two years after opening with high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market, Revel will close its doors Tuesday morning.
      Revel Casino Hotel opened with a bang a little more than two years ago amid high hopes of turning around Atlantic City's struggling casino market.
    • More than 30 teens escape from detention center

      More than 30 teens escape from detention center

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:52:03 GMT
      A spokesman says more than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 are still being sought.
      More than 30 teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center and 17 were still being sought early Tuesday, a spokesman said.
    • Waldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claims

      Waldo suspends 2 police chiefs after quota claims

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:31 AM EDT2014-09-02 08:31:51 GMT
      The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph...
      The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55...
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    • Leaders break ground on youth homeless shelter in Little River

      Leaders break ground on youth homeless shelter in Little River

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:30:53 GMT
      Leaders broke ground Tuesday on a new shelter for young people on the North End of the Strand. The Sea Haven for youth shelter is going up in Little River.Christina Jackson, the Executive Director for Sea Haven, said the one story building will house up to 16 youth at a time. That will double their capacity from what they currently house.The residential program will act like a home for youth ages 13 to 17 years old wh...
      Leaders broke ground Tuesday on a new shelter for young people on the North End of the Strand. The Sea Haven for youth shelter is going up in Little River.Christina Jackson, the Executive Director for Sea Haven, said the one story building will house up to 16 youth at a time. That will double their capacity from what they currently house.The residential program will act like a home for youth ages 13 to 17 years old wh...
    • McLeod Regional Medical Center recognized for stroke treatment

      McLeod Regional Medical Center recognized for stroke treatment

      Monday, August 25 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:41:49 GMT
      The Centers for Disease Control calls stroke, the fourth leading cause of death in this country. South Carolina has one of the nation's highest rates of death, due to stroke.That's why McLeod Regional Medical Center focuses Positively Carolina efforts to treat stroke victims.On Monday, the hospital held a celebration after it was awarded the Joint Commission's certification for an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.McLeod...
      The Centers for Disease Control calls stroke, the fourth leading cause of death in this country. South Carolina has one of the nation's highest rates of death, due to stroke.That's why McLeod Regional Medical Center focuses Positively Carolina efforts to treat stroke victims.On Monday, the hospital held a celebration after it was awarded the Joint Commission's certification for an Advanced Primary Stroke Center.McLeod...
    • Dillon leaders holds "Dillon's Got Talent"

      Dillon leaders holds "Dillon's Got Talent"

      Thursday, August 21 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:40:48 GMT
      Dillon county community leaders and law enforcement think they have a "Positively Carolina" idea. They organize a "Dillon's Got Talent" competition. They hope the competition will provide something positive for children to do to keep them off the streets and, hopefully, out of trouble. Registration for "Dillon's Got Talent" is Friday, August 29, 2014 from 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m and Sunday August 31, 2014 from 2:00 -5:00 p.m., at the Dillon Wellness Center. The registration fee is $20. Auditions...
      Dillon county community leaders and law enforcement think they have a "Positively Carolina" idea. They organize a "Dillon's Got Talent" competition. They hope the competition will provide something positive for children to do to keep them off the streets and, hopefully, out of trouble. Registration for "Dillon's Got Talent" is Friday, August 29, 2014 from 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m and Sunday August 31, 2014 from 2:00 -5:00 p.m., at the Dillon Wellness Center. The registration fee is $20. Auditions...
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    • Up to 35 underage arrests at 'I'm Shmacked' event in North Myrtle Beach

      Up to 35 underage arrests at 'I'm Shmacked' event in North Myrtle Beach

      Friday, August 29 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:02:37 GMT
      Twitter image from House of Blues on Thursday night from Dionysus on TwitterTwitter image from House of Blues on Thursday night from Dionysus on Twitter
      Up to 35 people were arrested on a variety of charges at a concert at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday night, officials said. North Myrtle Beach Police are still processing reports from the event, which was a concert by a band called “I'm Shmacked.”
      Up to 35 people were arrested on a variety of charges at a concert at House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday night, officials said. North Myrtle Beach Police are still processing reports from the event, which was a concert by a band called “I'm Shmacked.”
    • Teens hurt after falling from carnival ride

      Teens hurt after falling from carnival ride

      Monday, September 1 2014 6:46 AM EDT2014-09-01 10:46:21 GMT
      Teens hurt after falling from carnival ride in Texas.Teens hurt after falling from carnival ride in Texas.
      Two teenagers were rushed to University Medical Center in serious condition, that according to emergency dispatchers, who said they fell more than 12 feet from a ride at Saint Anthony's Bazaar on Sunday night.It happened shortly past 10 p.m.Dispatchers said firefighters also requested a ladder to rescue somebody stranded on the ride. The Crimes Against Children unit is investigating. There was no immediate indication from police of why that unit is involved.
      Two teenagers were rushed to University Medical Center in serious condition, that according to emergency dispatchers, who said they fell more than 12 feet from a ride at Saint Anthony's Bazaar on Sunday night.It happened shortly past 10 p.m.Dispatchers said firefighters also requested a ladder to rescue somebody stranded on the ride. The Crimes Against Children unit is investigating. There was no immediate indication from police of why that unit is involved.
    • Staying employed after Labor Day in Myrtle Beach

      Staying employed after Labor Day in Myrtle Beach

      Tuesday, September 2 2014 6:12 AM EDT2014-09-02 10:12:51 GMT
      Labor Day means many businesses in Myrtle Beach scale back their operations, but not every store closes its doors."Last winter I was unemployed,” said Chris Durff.Durff works in the Gay Dolphin parking lot in Myrtle Beach.He moved to Myrtle Beach two years ago and says in the summer jobs are plentiful, but when the season ends it is a different story."During my off time, I was constantly looking for a job but you know...
      Labor Day means many businesses in Myrtle Beach scale back their operations, but not every store closes its doors."Last winter I was unemployed,” said Chris Durff.Durff works in the Gay Dolphin parking lot in Myrtle Beach.He moved to Myrtle Beach two years ago and says in the summer jobs are plentiful, but when the season ends it is a different story."During my off time, I was constantly looking for a job but you know...
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