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    Child found not breathing leads to arrest of Clio woman

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    Marlboro County Sheriff's office announced the arrest of Mary Blackwell, 20,of Clio for unlawful conduct toward a child and inflicting serious bodily injury on a child and possession of a non-controlled substance. The MCSO responded to the addressafter being requested by EMS. More>>

    Teen missing nearly 2 months may be in eastern NC

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    The Goldsboro Police Department needs the public's help in locating a missing teen from Florida who may be in Wayne or Harnett County.Cierra Faye Smith, 14, was reported missing since the beginning of July by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in Florida. 
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    Conviction reinstated in Dillon County dog attack case that killed boy

    On Nov. 3, 2006 medics found 10-year-old Matthew Davis dead in Bentley Collins’ driveway. On Nov. 3, 2006 medics found 10-year-old Matthew Davis dead in Bentley Collins’ driveway.
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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's high court has reinstated the conviction of a Dillon County man whose dogs killed a 10-year-old boy.The state Supreme Court Wednesday reversed a lower court's decision overturning Bentley Collins' conviction and sentence for involuntary manslaughter and owning dangerous animals.In 2006, six of Collins' dogs attacked, mauled and killed John Matthew Davis, whose body was found in C... More>>

    Over 800 sign petition to make Conway smoke-free indoors Video included

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    On Monday, the wellness council for South Carolina approached the City of Conway to draft an ordinance to make the city smoke-free indoors.Dr. Daniel Falk and his wife Kristi discussed their "Breath Clean Conway" campaign on Tuesday.
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    Nearly 60 arrested in SC town's 4-day prostitution sting

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    Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.  Of the 59 people 33 of them were "Johns", 25 were prostitutes, and one was arrested as a pimp for aiding and abetting. More>>

    3rd suspect nabbed in Memorial Day shooting in Myrtle Beach

    A still image from video at the hotel the night of the shooting.. A still image from video at the hotel the night of the shooting..
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    A third suspect has been arrested in connection with a shooting that happened at the Fountainbleau Inn in Myrtle Beach over the Memorial Day weekend, Myrtle Beach Police confirmed Tuesday.Capt. David Knipes of the Myrtle Beach Police said that Tristan Datre Payne, age 24,
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    Police seek help solving Bikefest weekend slayings

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    SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Myrtle Beach police are visiting the Charleston area as they seek the public's help in solving the shooting deaths of three people last Memorial Day weekend during the Atlantic Beach Bikefest.Police have scheduled a news conference in Summerville on Wednesday to discuss the case.Three people from the Summerville area were killed and a fourth person injured in a shooting that resulted from a large fight outside a motel in Myrtle Beach. Authorities have said they think ... More>>

    Students in North Myrtle Beach welcome three new elementary schools for 2014-2015 school year Video included

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    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Teachers and parents across Horry County head back to classes for the beginning of a new school year Wednesday morning.For many students in North Myrtle Beach, the new school year means some shifting in schools. Because of new attendance lines, North Myrtle Beach Primary is now Ocean Drive Elementary. North Myrtle Beach Elementary School is now Riverside Elementary and North Myrtle Beach Intermediate is now Waterway Elementary.District leaders made the change... More>>

    Andrews man dies when tree falls on fishing boat

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    A man from Georgetown County died while he was fishing in the Lamberttown community Tuesday morning, the South Strand News reported. The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident that
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    Baby found in house as SC trio charged with making meth

    Michael, Varner and Tiffany Steinbrecker.. Michael, Varner and Tiffany Steinbrecker..
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    Three people are behind bars after being arrested by Berkeley County Sheriff's Office deputies on meth charges.Deputies say they arrested the suspects at a home in the 500 block of McCrystal Circle in Moncks Corner following an investigation. More>>

    Patient info stolen in hacker attack, several Pee Dee hospitals impacted Video included

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    FLORENCE (WBTW) - Hospital operator Community Health Systems says a cyber attack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. That may impact patients and families in the Eastern Carolinas. The Franklin, Tennessee, company says no medical or credit card records were taken in the attack, which may have happened in April and June. But Community says the attack did bypass... More>>

    Friends remember Pee Dee paramedic found in Lake Marion Video included

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    Search teams found a Pee Dee man dead on Lake Marion over the weekend.The Claredon County coroner's office says crews found the body of 29-year-old Jeffery Brigman around 9:30 a.m. Sunday.He disappeared Friday night while on the lake with his family. Brigman worked at Carolina Medcare as a paramedic in Florence.However, for many of Brigman's friends his loss was a tough pill to swallow."I've loved him for a long time.... More>>

    Ex-solicitor's office worker exposed private parts at Florence mall several times, deputies say

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    A Florence man has been charged with indecent exposure after authorities say he exposed his private parts several times at a local mall.Mark Andrews Manning, age 54, of Florence was arrested by In More>>

    Myrtle Beach City officials plan for next year's Memorial Day Weekend Video included

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    Monday, Myrtle Beach City Council held a private session to discuss plans for next year's Memorial Day Weekend after the shootings and murders that occurred this year.Three months ago, several shootings and murders left Myrtle Beach residents and tourists demanding change from city officials.Many believed the shootings stemmed from Atlantic Beach's Memorial Day Bike Fest. Governor Nikki Haley even called for an end to... More>>

    Storm knocks out power for 3200 customers near Socastee

    Photo by taken Eric Lemons by his daughter from car heading south on 17 Bypass Photo by taken Eric Lemons by his daughter from car heading south on 17 Bypass
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    There were numerous power outages reported in the Socastee area after a storm moved through the area on Monday evening. More than 1600 customers were affected by several power outages in the area north of US 17 Bypass and SC 544, according to Santee Cooper.
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    Brazen 'sliding' thieves targeting cars at SC gas pumps, sheriff warns

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    It's a crime of opportunity cops call "sliding." Thieves are targeting unsuspecting motorists while they are pumping gas -- and it only takes seconds.It's a trend that's on the rise nationwide.Imagine you are getting out of your car to pump gas, leaving your door unlocked. More>>

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    • Shelter collapse at Myrtle Beach gas station

      Shelter collapse at Myrtle Beach gas station

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:15:01 GMT
      By WBTW News StaffEmergency crews were called to a reported shelter collapse at a Myrtle Beach gas station Wednesday evening.According to Horry County Fire Rescue PIOBrian Van Aernem, crews were called to the Scotchman store on Kings Highway and Lake Arrowhead Road around 6 pm after a shelter covering the gas pumps collapsed.Van Aernem said no one was injured in the incident. It's not clear how long the business will ...
      By WBTW News StaffEmergency crews were called to a reported shelter collapse at a Myrtle Beach gas station Wednesday evening.According to Horry County Fire Rescue PIOBrian Van Aernem, crews were called to the Scotchman store on Kings Highway and Lake Arrowhead Road around 6 pm after a shelter covering the gas pumps collapsed.Van Aernem said no one was injured in the incident. It's not clear how long the business will ...
    • New intersection on frontage road causes confusion amongst drivers

      New intersection on frontage road causes confusion amongst drivers

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:55:16 GMT
      Stopping at a stop sign sounds like a simple concept, but it's causing come confusion at one intersection.The County recently put three new stop signs at the intersection of Mackenzie Road and Harbour Towne Drive. The signs were installed as a safety measure, but many drivers are failing to come to a complete stop, which is making for dangerously close calls out ont he road.Sandy Rhodes frequents the area and said people who drive through the intersection regularly aren't used to stopping."Pe...
      Stopping at a stop sign sounds like a simple concept, but it's causing come confusion at one intersection.The County recently put three new stop signs at the intersection of Mackenzie Road and Harbour Towne Drive. The signs were installed as a safety measure, but many drivers are failing to come to a complete stop, which is making for dangerously close calls out ont he road.Sandy Rhodes frequents the area and said people who drive through the intersection regularly aren't used to stopping."Pe...
    • July passenger stats for MYR up more than 6% from last year

      July passenger stats for MYR up more than 6% from last year

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-08-20 19:58:36 GMT
      In July 2014 the number of passengers arriving into the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) increased by 6.57 percent over the same period last year. In July 2014, 114,671 passengers arrived into MYR, or 7,073 more than in July 2013. Year-to-date (January 2014 – July 2014) the airport welcomed 532,502 passengers to the Grand Strand or 34,730 more than the same period in 2013. "Year-to-date over 530,000 people have arrived into the Myrtle Beach International Airport," said Pat Apone, dire...
      In July 2014 the number of passengers arriving into the Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) increased by 6.57 percent over the same period last year. In July 2014, 114,671 passengers arrived into MYR, or 7,073 more than in July 2013. Year-to-date (January 2014 – July 2014) the airport welcomed 532,502 passengers to the Grand Strand or 34,730 more than the same period in 2013. "Year-to-date over 530,000 people have arrived into the Myrtle Beach International Airport," said Pat Apone, dire...
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    • Hope Health breaks ground on $16 million downtown facility in Florence

      Hope Health breaks ground on $16 million downtown facility in Florence

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-20 22:24:22 GMT
      Hope Health broke ground Wednesday, on what will soon be a new downtown medical center in Florence.The site will go up near the intersection of Darlington and Irby streets, where a landfill once stood, and will change a former community eyesore into a thriving medical clinic.Thenearly $16 million medical clinic will help to address booming numbers of people in the Pee Dee, in need of affordable health care.When Lloyd Paige became ill nearly four years ago, the first place he turned, was a lit...
      Hope Health broke ground Wednesday, on what will soon be a new downtown medical center in Florence.The site will go up near the intersection of Darlington and Irby streets, where a landfill once stood, and will change a former community eyesore into a thriving medical clinic.Thenearly $16 million medical clinic will help to address booming numbers of people in the Pee Dee, in need of affordable health care.When Lloyd Paige became ill nearly four years ago, the first place he turned, was a lit...
    • Child found not breathing leads to arrest of Clio woman

      Child found not breathing leads to arrest of Clio woman

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:54:40 GMT
      Mary BlackwellMary Blackwell
      Marlboro County Sheriff's office announced the arrest of Mary Blackwell, 20,of Clio for unlawful conduct toward a child and inflicting serious bodily injury on a child and possession of a non-controlled substance. The MCSO responded to the addressafter being requested by EMS.
      Marlboro County Sheriff's office announced the arrest of Mary Blackwell, 20,of Clio for unlawful conduct toward a child and inflicting serious bodily injury on a child and possession of a non-controlled substance. The MCSO responded to the addressafter being requested by EMS.
    • Conviction reinstated in Dillon County dog attack case that killed boy

      Conviction reinstated in Dillon County dog attack case that killed boy

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-08-20 15:46:10 GMT
      On Nov. 3, 2006 medics found 10-year-old Matthew Davis dead in Bentley Collins’ driveway.On Nov. 3, 2006 medics found 10-year-old Matthew Davis dead in Bentley Collins’ driveway.
      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's high court has reinstated the conviction of a Dillon County man whose dogs killed a 10-year-old boy.The state Supreme Court Wednesday reversed a lower court's decision overturning Bentley Collins' conviction and sentence for involuntary manslaughter and owning dangerous animals.In 2006, six of Collins' dogs attacked, mauled and killed John Matthew Davis, whose body was found in C...
      COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's high court has reinstated the conviction of a Dillon County man whose dogs killed a 10-year-old boy.The state Supreme Court Wednesday reversed a lower court's decision overturning Bentley Collins' conviction and sentence for involuntary manslaughter and owning dangerous animals.In 2006, six of Collins' dogs attacked, mauled and killed John Matthew Davis, whose body was found in C...
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    • SC man swipes case of beer, smashes open register, grabs cash, deputies say

      SC man swipes case of beer, smashes open register, grabs cash, deputies say

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:54:51 GMT
      A strong armed robbery at a Sunoco on Reidville Road has Spartanburg Deputies searching for the suspect after they say he smashed the cash register on the ground and stole cash from it. Monday around 8:40 pm the suspect, Harold Gene Justice, age 53, entered the Sunoco
      A strong armed robbery at a Sunoco on Reidville Road has Spartanburg Deputies searching for the suspect after they say he smashed the cash register on the ground and stole cash from it. Monday around 8:40 pm the suspect, Harold Gene Justice, age 53, entered the Sunoco
    • Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

      Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:39:51 GMT
      The Navy tells The Associated Press that at least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the service for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site in South Carolina.Ten others are under criminal investigation.Also, 32 other sailors were implicated by investigators but later exonerated.The number of accused and the duration of cheating are greater than...
      The Navy tells The Associated Press that at least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the service for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site in South Carolina.Ten others are under criminal investigation.Also, 32 other sailors were implicated by investigators but later exonerated.The number of accused and the duration of cheating are greater than...
    • Teen missing nearly 2 months may be in eastern NC

      Teen missing nearly 2 months may be in eastern NC

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:16:24 GMT
      The Goldsboro Police Department needs the public's help in locating a missing teen from Florida who may be in Wayne or Harnett County.Cierra Faye Smith, 14, was reported missing since the beginning of July by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in Florida. 
      The Goldsboro Police Department needs the public's help in locating a missing teen from Florida who may be in Wayne or Harnett County.Cierra Faye Smith, 14, was reported missing since the beginning of July by the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in Florida. 
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    • Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

      Cleanup follows heavy storms in Phoenix area

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-08-21 00:03:38 GMT
      Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save...
      Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of...
    • Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

      Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:56:14 GMT
      A photographer who says he was assaulted by Justin Bieber's bodyguard on a Hawaii beach last year is suing the pop singer for assault and negligence.
      A photographer sued Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards Wednesday for assault and infliction of emotional distress over an altercation on Hawaiian beach late last year.
    • Father's claims he didn't kill driver get boost

      Father's claims he didn't kill driver get boost

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 23:53:58 GMT
      An ex-deputy told jurors Wednesday he failed to note in a report that more gunfire had taken place well after a drunken driver was fatally shot in Texas following an accident that killed two boys, a detail a...
      A Texas father's claims he did not fatally shoot a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons seem to have received a boost from testimony by prosecution witnesses.
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    • Horry County Police Department raises money for the Special Olympics

      Horry County Police Department raises money for the Special Olympics

      Thursday, August 14 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:20:32 GMT
      Horry County Police hosted its annual fundraiser Thursday to raise money for the Special Olympics.The three-day campaign started Thursday with a donut-eating contest.All competitors had five minutes to knock back some Krispy Kreme donuts.Whoever ate the most won!The winner is Cody Burroughs with the Horry County Police Department. He ate 12 donuts in just over 3 minutes. Anyone who donates $20 will get a 2014 law enforcement torch run t-shirt.
      Horry County Police hosted its annual fundraiser Thursday to raise money for the Special Olympics.The three-day campaign started Thursday with a donut-eating contest.All competitors had five minutes to knock back some Krispy Kreme donuts.Whoever ate the most won!The winner is Cody Burroughs with the Horry County Police Department. He ate 12 donuts in just over 3 minutes. Anyone who donates $20 will get a 2014 law enforcement torch run t-shirt.
    • Dairy Queen raises money for Children's Miracle Network

      Dairy Queen raises money for Children's Miracle Network

      Thursday, August 14 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-08-14 21:19:11 GMT
      Dairy Queen donated at least $1 from every Blizzard it sold Thursday to the Children's Miracle Network to help sick children in the area.For 30 years, Dairy Queen has raised more than $100 million for CMN.Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.
      Dairy Queen donated at least $1 from every Blizzard it sold Thursday to the Children's Miracle Network to help sick children in the area.For 30 years, Dairy Queen has raised more than $100 million for CMN.Children's Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.
    • Man with ALS thankful for those taking the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

      Man with ALS thankful for those taking the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'

      Wednesday, August 13 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-08-14 01:49:36 GMT
      A big movement across social media platforms has prompted big donations for ALS research. The ice bucket challengeis helpingthose with Lou Gehrig's Disease.Thousands of people are pouring ice water on themselves and challenging others to do the same.  ...
      A big movement across social media platforms has prompted big donations for ALS research. The ice bucket challengeis helpingthose with Lou Gehrig's Disease.Thousands of people are pouring ice water on themselves and challenging others to do the same.  ...
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    • Child found not breathing leads to arrest of Clio woman

      Child found not breathing leads to arrest of Clio woman

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:54:40 GMT
      Mary BlackwellMary Blackwell
      Marlboro County Sheriff's office announced the arrest of Mary Blackwell, 20,of Clio for unlawful conduct toward a child and inflicting serious bodily injury on a child and possession of a non-controlled substance. The MCSO responded to the addressafter being requested by EMS.
      Marlboro County Sheriff's office announced the arrest of Mary Blackwell, 20,of Clio for unlawful conduct toward a child and inflicting serious bodily injury on a child and possession of a non-controlled substance. The MCSO responded to the addressafter being requested by EMS.
    • Nearly 60 arrested in SC town's 4-day prostitution sting

      Nearly 60 arrested in SC town's 4-day prostitution sting

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:42 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:42:19 GMT
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      Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.  Of the 59 people 33 of them were "Johns", 25 were prostitutes, and one was arrested as a pimp for aiding and abetting.
      Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.  Of the 59 people 33 of them were "Johns", 25 were prostitutes, and one was arrested as a pimp for aiding and abetting.
    • Myrtle Beach woman beat up man after he 'passed gas' in her face, police say

      Myrtle Beach woman beat up man after he 'passed gas' in her face, police say

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:26:05 GMT
      A Myrtle Beach man and woman were arrested after they came to blows in a fight sparked when the man allegedly “passed gas” near the woman’s face, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report. The incident happened on Monday night around 7:45 pm at a house in the 900
      A Myrtle Beach man and woman were arrested after they came to blows in a fight sparked when the man allegedly “passed gas” near the woman’s face, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report. The incident happened on Monday night around 7:45 pm at a house in the 900
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