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    'Loss is devastating,' family says of dad, daughter killed in plane crash-landing

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    The family of the father and daughter killed in a plane crash on Sunday have released a written statement, remembering the lives of 9-year-old Oceana and her father Ommy. In the statement the family describes Oceana as a, "beautiful, intelligent and kind-hearted little girl." Her father Ommy
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    Teen girl dies in Horry County crash near Loris

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Horry County on Tuesday afternoon.The crash happened at 12:53 pm on the SC Highway 9 bypass at Log Cabin Road, the SC Highway Patrol said. More>>

    5 sought in credit card fraud at Grand Strand Walmarts and Target

    The 5 people who are sought for questioning related to credit card fraud, authorities say. The 5 people who are sought for questioning related to credit card fraud, authorities say.
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    Conway Police on Tuesday released information about the latest person sought on the Grand Strand for credit card fraud.Conway Police say they are trying to locate Janel Charmaine Walker, 20, of North Carolina, for fraud.
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    SC scammer posed as pastor with daughter caught in nude photos, police say

    Justin Moore in an arrest photo and Facebook photo Justin Moore in an arrest photo and Facebook photo
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    A South Carolina man who posed as a Charlotte-area pastor and an NC State Bureau of Investigation agent to steal victims’ money is now behind bars following an investigation by the SBI, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday. Justin DeWayne Moore, age 23, of Greenwood, South Carolina,
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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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    SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River Video included

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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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    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>>

    Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday Video included

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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>>

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    • Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

      Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:05:03 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 ...
    • 5 sought in credit card fraud at Grand Strand Walmarts and Target

      5 sought in credit card fraud at Grand Strand Walmarts and Target

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:55:37 GMT
      The 5 people who are sought for questioning related to credit card fraud, authorities say.The 5 people who are sought for questioning related to credit card fraud, authorities say.
      Conway Police on Tuesday released information about the latest person sought on the Grand Strand for credit card fraud.Conway Police say they are trying to locate Janel Charmaine Walker, 20, of North Carolina, for fraud.
      Conway Police on Tuesday released information about the latest person sought on the Grand Strand for credit card fraud.Conway Police say they are trying to locate Janel Charmaine Walker, 20, of North Carolina, for fraud.
    • Teen girl dies in Horry County crash near Loris

      Teen girl dies in Horry County crash near Loris

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:03:13 GMT
      The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Horry County on Tuesday afternoon.The crash happened at 12:53 pm on the SC Highway 9 bypass at Log Cabin Road, the SC Highway Patrol said.
      The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that happened in Horry County on Tuesday afternoon.The crash happened at 12:53 pm on the SC Highway 9 bypass at Log Cabin Road, the SC Highway Patrol said.
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    • Motorcycle rider killed in Florence County crash

      Motorcycle rider killed in Florence County crash

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:43:13 GMT
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      A person riding a motorcycle was killed when the vehicle went off the road on Tuesday night, officials said.The incident happened around 9 pm on McAllister Mill Road in Florence County, said Cpl. Sonny Collins of the SC Highway Patrol.
      A person riding a motorcycle was killed when the vehicle went off the road on Tuesday night, officials said.The incident happened around 9 pm on McAllister Mill Road in Florence County, said Cpl. Sonny Collins of the SC Highway Patrol.
    • Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

      Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:37:26 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
    • Florence nonprofit works to eliminate hunger

      Florence nonprofit works to eliminate hunger

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:32 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:32:46 GMT
      “Help 4 Kids” is a non-profit that works to feed homeless and poor students in Florence One.“Help 4 Kids” is a non-profit that works to feed homeless and poor students in Florence One.
      “Help 4 Kids” is a non-profit that works to feed homeless and poor students in Florence One.
      “Help 4 Kids” is a non-profit that works to feed homeless and poor students in Florence One.    
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    • New standard for teaching evolution in SC approved

      New standard for teaching evolution in SC approved

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:52:35 GMT
      An education panel discusses the new evolution standard Tuesday. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)An education panel discusses the new evolution standard Tuesday. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
      By Robert KittleSouth Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday. The joint committee of members of the Education Oversight Committee and state Board of Education passed the standard unanimously. It now goes to the full Education Oversight Committee on August 11 and, if it passes there, to the full state Board of Education on August 13.The standard is a compromise, after member Sen. Mike Fair, R-Green...
      By Robert KittleSouth Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday. The joint committee of members of the Education Oversight Committee and state Board of Education passed the standard unanimously. It now goes to the full Education Oversight Committee on August 11 and, if it passes there, to the full state Board of Education on August 13.The standard is a compromise, after member Sen. Mike Fair, R-Green...
    • Couple freaks-out as selfie photobombed by lightning bolt

      Couple freaks-out as selfie photobombed by lightning bolt

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:56:06 GMT
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      A couple vacationing in Mexico was almost hit by lightning, a few sources including Washington Post reported Tuesday.Luis Morales Fukatake and his girlfriend wanted one last picture on the beach near Akumal, Mexico, although lifeguards told them to get out
      A couple vacationing in Mexico was almost hit by lightning, a few sources including Washington Post reported Tuesday.Luis Morales Fukatake and his girlfriend wanted one last picture on the beach near Akumal, Mexico, although lifeguards told them to get out
    • 'Loss is devastating,' family says of dad, daughter killed in plane crash-landing

      'Loss is devastating,' family says of dad, daughter killed in plane crash-landing

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:35:12 GMT
      The family had been gathered in Florida for the anniversary of the dad and mom... Facebook photoThe family had been gathered in Florida for the anniversary of the dad and mom... Facebook photo
      The family of the father and daughter killed in a plane crash on Sunday have released a written statement, remembering the lives of 9-year-old Oceana and her father Ommy. In the statement the family describes Oceana as a, "beautiful, intelligent and kind-hearted little girl." Her father Ommy
      The family of the father and daughter killed in a plane crash on Sunday have released a written statement, remembering the lives of 9-year-old Oceana and her father Ommy. In the statement the family describes Oceana as a, "beautiful, intelligent and kind-hearted little girl." Her father Ommy
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    • Parents of slain USC student urge security boost

      Parents of slain USC student urge security boost

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:47:30 GMT
      Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a...
      The parents of a University of Southern California graduate student who was beaten to death on his walk home say they are concerned about other students and hope the university increases security.
    • Broken water main floods UCLA; people rescued

      Broken water main floods UCLA; people rescued

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:47:22 GMT
      A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, forced the rescue of people trapped in underground parking garages and covered some of the best-known parts of...
      A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, forced the rescue of people trapped in underground parking garages and covered some of the best-known parts of campus in...
    • Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

      Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:15:45 GMT
      A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he didn't commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.
      A man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions of dollars in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in...
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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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    • 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...
    • 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.


    • Instagram page inspires travelers to post topless photos

      Instagram page inspires travelers to post topless photos

      Monday, July 28 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:10:56 GMT
      Yosemite National Park, CA, "Topless Tour" Instagram photoYosemite National Park, CA, "Topless Tour" Instagram photo
      A popular Instagram page is featuring a unique look at scenic locations around the world."The Topless Tour" encourages people to upload topless photos of themselves posing in scenic landscapes.
      A popular Instagram page is featuring a unique look at scenic locations around the world."The Topless Tour" encourages people to upload topless photos of themselves posing in scenic landscapes.
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