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    Investigators and friends still search for clues in nearly 14-year-old Florence County double homicide Video included

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    One cold case in the Pee Dee continues to haunt the victims' family members and investigators, nearly 14 years after it took place.It involves the brutal double homicide of Wanda Evans and her common-law husband, Paul Coates.Despite following up on multiple leads since the murders took place in August, 2000, there are still no arrests in the case.That's left the victims' friends and family, and a crew of investigators, with few answers and a lot of remaining questions. When the case took plac... More>>

    Millions over budget on building plans Horry County Board of Education will decide on how to move forward Video included

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    The Horry County Board of Education will decide what cuts need to be made and how much to spend due to building projects being millions of dollars over budget.In the fall of 2013, more than $300 million dollars was budgeted for several new building projects in the county.However, the actual cost for the plans is more than the board was expecting."Our budget will no longer fund all of our needs,” said Horry County Scho... More>>

    3 young siblings die after SUV in carjacking hits them; manhunt on for suspects

    The SUV crashed in some woods close to where it hit the 3 children... CBS Newspath photo The SUV crashed in some woods close to where it hit the 3 children... CBS Newspath photo
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    Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said.
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    NC town shocked after 7-year-old boy shot in his home

    Kamari in a Facebook photo... and the scene of the shooting in an WNCN photo Kamari in a Facebook photo... and the scene of the shooting in an WNCN photo
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    Police have released the identity of the 7-year-old boy who was killed after being shot at a home near Parkview Street in Wilson Wednesday night.Wilson police received a shooting around 9:50 p.m. at a home.When they arrived, officers found Kamari Jones More>>

    Mom recalls wild scene as armed robber hits twice, leads police on chase Video included

    Felica Dixon talks about what she saw.. and the suspect's crashed car...  (WJTV photos) Felica Dixon talks about what she saw.. and the suspect's crashed car... (WJTV photos)
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    Jackson Police arrested a man armed with a gun that they say robbed two businesses Thursday evening, crashed his car and then ran from police. The armed robberies happened around 6 p.m. on West McDowell Road at the Little Caesars Pizza and Dollar General
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    Heavy rain, hail reported as storms move through Myrtle Beach area

    A lightning strike near East Coast Volkswagen on US 17 south of Surfside Beach A lightning strike near East Coast Volkswagen on US 17 south of Surfside Beach
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    Flooding is being reported in some areas of Georgetown County as a storm with heavy rain, possible hail and high winds moves through that county and the Myrtle Beach area.It's possible that 6 inches of rain could fall in some areas like Pawleys Island or Litchfield Beach, More>>

    Myrtle Beach couple wins $1 M in lottery

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    For going on two weeks, a Myrtle Beach couple has been keeping a big secret. They won $1 million in the Lottery. “We’re going to pretend like nothing happened,” said the wife.“But we’re tickled to death,” said the husband.He purchased the winning Powerball® ticket from Haksim Inc. on Hwy 544 in Myrtle Beach for the drawing on Saturday, July 12. The ticket sat out in his truck for several days, until he heard the store had sold a $1 million ticket. He sat at the kitchen table with this wife lo... More>>

    News 13 Investigates: $100k plus in parking violations uncollected by Myrtle Beach Video included

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    In a News 13 Investigation, we discovered the City of Myrtle Beach is owed more than a hundred thousand dollars in unpaid parking violations. So we asked what the city is doing to get that money back.According to city documents, in 2013 Myrtle Beach collected more than a million dollars from parking.However, out of a possible $248.744.91 of delinquent fines only $133,684.91 was collected.That is money that would go back into the city’s general fundWhile taxes were raised in the city for the 2... More>>

    Young SC mom dies after jump into water-filled quarry

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    Authorities say a 26-year-old woman has drowned in a Fairfield County quarry after she hit a tree while jumping into the water. Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said divers found Brooke Huffstetler's
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    Vandals drive on Horry County soccer fields, causing up to $7,000 in damage Video included

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    Between $5,000 and $7,000 in damage was done to Socastee area soccer fields after someone drove a vehicle over the grass, destroying the turf in many places...
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    NC man facing 50+ sex charges is held on $7 million bond; more victims possible, deputies say

    Facebook image of Hill with some money. Facebook image of Hill with some money.
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    On Wednesday evening, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said it had a rapist in custody and held the suspect on $2 million bond. Now detectives think they have a lot more with charges Denzel Jamal Hill is being held on $7 million bond .. More>>

    New breathing equipment for police, fire in Loris and North Myrtle Beach

    North Myrtle Beach Fire Chief Tom Barstow, and Loris Fire Department Firefighter Robert Rudelitch.. Photo from N. Myrtle Beach city North Myrtle Beach Fire Chief Tom Barstow, and Loris Fire Department Firefighter Robert Rudelitch.. Photo from N. Myrtle Beach city
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    The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety and the Loris Fire Department have purchased new Scott Self-Contained Breathing Apparatuses (SCBAs) to replace older equipment. In June, the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Department took delivery of 48 new Scott X3, 2013 Edition SCBAs More>>

    Missing SC teen diver found dead 2 weeks after disappearance

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    Officials from the Charleston County Coroner's office identified the remains of a missing diver, who didn't resurface two weekends ago near Folly Beach. The remains were identified as 18-year old Tristen Allen.
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    • Millions over budget on building plans Horry County Board of Education will decide on how to move forward

      Millions over budget on building plans Horry County Board of Education will decide on how to move forward

      Friday, July 25 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:40:25 GMT
      The Horry County Board of Education will decide what cuts need to be made and how much to spend due to building projects being millions of dollars over budget.In the fall of 2013, more than $300 million dollars was budgeted for several new building projects in the county.However, the actual cost for the plans is more than the board was expecting."Our budget will no longer fund all of our needs,” said Horry County Scho...
      The Horry County Board of Education will decide what cuts need to be made and how much to spend due to building projects being millions of dollars over budget.In the fall of 2013, more than $300 million dollars was budgeted for several new building projects in the county.However, the actual cost for the plans is more than the board was expecting."Our budget will no longer fund all of our needs,” said Horry County Scho...
    • Breaking down back to school spending

      Breaking down back to school spending

      Friday, July 25 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:29:01 GMT
      Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes; all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget. Back to school is a busy and exciting time for families but you better start setting aside money now because as many parents know, it is also an expensive time. A new survey done by retail-me-not and the omnibus company finds that families spend $659, on av...
      Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes; all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget. Back to school is a busy and exciting time for families but you better start setting aside money now because as many parents know, it is also an expensive time. A new survey done by retail-me-not and the omnibus company finds that families spend $659, on av...
    • Golf carts found violating traffic laws on North Strand

      Golf carts found violating traffic laws on North Strand

      Friday, July 25 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:33:34 GMT
      It’s against the law in North Myrtle Beach to drive a golf cart on a primary road, but first responders with the city say they’re seeing people do it anyway.According to regulations, it is against the law to drive a golf cart on a primary road. In the City of North Myrtle Beach, that includes parts of Ocean Boulevard, Sea Mountain Highway and US-17.Eric Lewis, who works for Boulineau’s Beach Buggies, says the non-stop flow of people wanting to rent golf carts hasn't’t slowed on the North Stra...
      It’s against the law in North Myrtle Beach to drive a golf cart on a primary road, but first responders with the city say they’re seeing people do it anyway.According to regulations, it is against the law to drive a golf cart on a primary road. In the City of North Myrtle Beach, that includes parts of Ocean Boulevard, Sea Mountain Highway and US-17.Eric Lewis, who works for Boulineau’s Beach Buggies, says the non-stop flow of people wanting to rent golf carts hasn't’t slowed on the North Stra...
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    • Investigators and friends still search for clues in nearly 14-year-old Florence County double homicide

      Investigators and friends still search for clues in nearly 14-year-old Florence County double homicide

      Saturday, July 26 2014 12:59 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:59:48 GMT
      Evans and CoatesEvans and Coates
      One cold case in the Pee Dee continues to haunt the victims' family members and investigators, nearly 14 years after it took place.It involves the brutal double homicide of Wanda Evans and her common-law husband, Paul Coates.Despite following up on multiple leads since the murders took place in August, 2000, there are still no arrests in the case.That's left the victims' friends and family, and a crew of investigators, with few answers and a lot of remaining questions. When the case took plac...
      One cold case in the Pee Dee continues to haunt the victims' family members and investigators, nearly 14 years after it took place.It involves the brutal double homicide of Wanda Evans and her common-law husband, Paul Coates.Despite following up on multiple leads since the murders took place in August, 2000, there are still no arrests in the case.That's left the victims' friends and family, and a crew of investigators, with few answers and a lot of remaining questions. When the case took plac...
    • Robeson County housing director suspended

      Robeson County housing director suspended

      Friday, July 25 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:00:36 GMT
      The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the executive director of the RCHA, Ronald Oxendine, must pay back any money spent if he can't provide documentation for how the money was used. That could be up to a million dollars.  
      The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the executive director of the RCHA, Ronald Oxendine, must pay back any money spent if he can't provide documentation for how the money was used. That could be up to a million dollars.     
    • Breaking down back to school spending

      Breaking down back to school spending

      Friday, July 25 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:29:01 GMT
      Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes; all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget. Back to school is a busy and exciting time for families but you better start setting aside money now because as many parents know, it is also an expensive time. A new survey done by retail-me-not and the omnibus company finds that families spend $659, on av...
      Before you know it, fall will be here and it will be time to go back to school.For parents that means stocking up on notebooks, number two pencils, and back to school clothes; all of which usually take a big chunk out of a family's budget. Back to school is a busy and exciting time for families but you better start setting aside money now because as many parents know, it is also an expensive time. A new survey done by retail-me-not and the omnibus company finds that families spend $659, on av...
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    • Tumors removed from sea turtle

      Tumors removed from sea turtle

      Saturday, July 26 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-07-26 12:21:48 GMT
      Before photo of Mack on May 28 Photo courtesy The Turtle HospitalBefore photo of Mack on May 28 Photo courtesy The Turtle Hospital
      Mack, a juvenile green sea turtle, is tumor free and appears to be smiling.Five surgeries at the Turtle Hospital and a trip to the veterinary ophthalmologist in Miami to remove tumors from his cornea and Mack has a reason to smile.Mack swam into the boat basin of the Turtle Hospital on May 28th entangled in fishing line and covered in Fibropapilloma tumors.The fishing line was successfully removed and more good news for Mack came when an endoscopy revealed his insides were tumor free.The Turt...
      Mack, a juvenile green sea turtle, is tumor free and appears to be smiling.Five surgeries at the Turtle Hospital and a trip to the veterinary ophthalmologist in Miami to remove tumors from his cornea and Mack has a reason to smile.Mack swam into the boat basin of the Turtle Hospital on May 28th entangled in fishing line and covered in Fibropapilloma tumors.The fishing line was successfully removed and more good news for Mack came when an endoscopy revealed his insides were tumor free.The Turt...
    • Passed out NC college binge drinkers displayed on Twitter accounts

      Passed out NC college binge drinkers displayed on Twitter accounts

      Friday, July 25 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:46:22 GMT
      Photos from Wolfpack Passout TwitterPhotos from Wolfpack Passout Twitter
      Binge drinking is not a new problem on college campuses but there is a new way people are seeing its impact.Twitter pages are popping up at college campus around the country for the sole purpose of showing students passed out from drinking too much.
      Binge drinking is not a new problem on college campuses but there is a new way people are seeing its impact.Twitter pages are popping up at college campus around the country for the sole purpose of showing students passed out from drinking too much.
    • S.C. Ranked Fourth Worst State for Bike and Pedestrian Fatalities

      S.C. Ranked Fourth Worst State for Bike and Pedestrian Fatalities

      S.C. Ranked Fourth Worst State for Bike and Pedestrian Fatalities

      Friday, July 25 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:17:01 GMT
      As South Carolina comes in fourth in the country in number of bikers and pedestrian fatalities this year, troopers say it is a growing problem in the Lowcountry, too. One fatal hit and run remains unsolved in Hilton Head, but a new cry for help in finding a suspect is drawing attention to the case.
      As South Carolina comes in fourth in the country in number of bikers and pedestrian fatalities this year, troopers say it is a growing problem in the Lowcountry, too. One fatal hit and run remains unsolved in Hilton Head, but a new cry for help in finding a suspect is drawing attention to the case.
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    • 2 carjackers who killed 3 kids still on the run

      2 carjackers who killed 3 kids still on the run

      Saturday, July 26 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-07-26 15:03:37 GMT
      Police are searching for two men who carjacked an SUV and plowed into a group of children and adults selling fruit at a Philadelphia street corner, killing three kids and seriously injuring two women.
      Police in Philadelphia are still hunting for a pair of carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings.
    • FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

      FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

      Saturday, July 26 2014 10:54 AM EDT2014-07-26 14:54:17 GMT
      FedEx Corp., the latest shipper to be accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.
      FedEx Corp., the latest shipper to be accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.
    • Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

      Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

      Saturday, July 26 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:44:31 GMT
      The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director; a day after he was fired they're performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.
      Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band...
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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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    • Passed out NC college binge drinkers displayed on Twitter accounts

      Passed out NC college binge drinkers displayed on Twitter accounts

      Friday, July 25 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:46:22 GMT
      Photos from Wolfpack Passout TwitterPhotos from Wolfpack Passout Twitter
      Binge drinking is not a new problem on college campuses but there is a new way people are seeing its impact.Twitter pages are popping up at college campus around the country for the sole purpose of showing students passed out from drinking too much.
      Binge drinking is not a new problem on college campuses but there is a new way people are seeing its impact.Twitter pages are popping up at college campus around the country for the sole purpose of showing students passed out from drinking too much.
    • Intense alligator battle caught on camera

      Intense alligator battle caught on camera

      Friday, July 25 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:21:05 GMT
      An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course.A golfer shot the video using a cell phone in 2011. The video has resurfaced on social media. It shows the gators battling it out near a pond. According to the YouTube post, it happened at the Eagles Golf Club in Odessa."Footage of alligators in the wild fighting for territory and mating rights," said the YouTube post.The 4-minute video includes audio...
      An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course.A golfer shot the video using a cell phone in 2011. The video has resurfaced on social media. It shows the gators battling it out near a pond. According to the YouTube post, it happened at the Eagles Golf Club in Odessa."Footage of alligators in the wild fighting for territory and mating rights," said the YouTube post.The 4-minute video includes audio...
    • 'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant'; unarmed burglar shot dead

      'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant'; unarmed burglar shot dead

      Friday, July 25 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:28:37 GMT
      Andrea Miller shot and killedAndrea Miller shot and killed
      Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.The homeowner, Tom Greer, was cooperating with investigators, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said at a news conference. But the chief wouldn't say whether charges will be recommended when they turn over their case to pr...
      Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.The homeowner, Tom Greer, was cooperating with investigators, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said at a news conference. But the chief wouldn't say whether charges will be recommended when they turn over their case to pr...
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