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    SC baby found 12 lbs under weight in filth, parents vanish, authorities say

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    Authorities are looking for parents of a baby boy who have fled since their house was checked by DSS and baby taken by authorities last week, officials said. On Friday July 25 officers responded to a home on Jesse Round Lane in Colleton County for
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    Heat can kill; know the safety tips to prevent tragedy

    Two 13-month-old toddlers from the Pee Dee died after being left in hot cars in 2014. Two 13-month-old toddlers from the Pee Dee died after being left in hot cars in 2014.
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    Nearly every 10 days, a child dies from being left in a hot vehicle. Wednesday, a 3-year-old boy in Southern California died after becoming trapped in a hot car. Police say he was playing alone in the front yard of his home, while his parents and older brother napped inside. Somehow the boy became trapped in the car and the was later found unresponsive. No word on how long the boy was inside the car. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.Police don't suspect foul play, no ... More>>

    Concealed Weapons Permit applications in SC double in 3 years Video included

    Amanda Metz at a gun range. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW) Amanda Metz at a gun range. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
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    By Robert KittleThe number of concealed weapons permit applications, or CWPs , has more than doubled in South Carolina over the last three years. Because of the attention on CWPs after new laws in August of last year and February of this year, we took a look at the numbers and what the state is doing to keep guns out of the wrong hands.The new law last August prohibits anyone declared by a judge to be mentally unfit from buying a gun, and reports those court rulings to the National Instant Ba... More>>

    SC firefighter hospitalized as crews battle house fire

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    One firefighter was injured while battling a fire on Coburg Court in Boiling Springs Wednesday afternoon.People were inside the home when the fire broke out around 5 pm, according to officials. They were able to get out safely. More>>

    Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

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    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
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    Standout quarterback at Scotland High critically hurt in ATV accident Video included

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    Scotland High quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe was injured in an ATV accident Tuesday and is reportedly in critical condition at a Charlotte hospital. The Laurinburg Exchange reports a teammate riding with Ratliffe, Dakota Holland, was taken to Scotland Memorial Hospital with scrapes and bruises.The two had been riding through the woods around 4:30 p.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. It's not clear who was driving.Ratliffe had to airlifted from Carolinas Medical Ce... More>>

    North Carolina sheriff: 3 people killed; 3 deputies injured in shootout

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    A North Carolina sheriff says three people have been killed and three deputies injured in a shootout at a mobile home park outside Fayetteville.Cumberland County Sheriff Moose Butler told local media outlets Wednesday morning that deputies were called to a domestic dispute about 7 a.m. Wednesday. At the residence, gunfire was exchanged with one person, who was among the three killed.Deputies did not immediately say whether the people died in the domestic dispute or in the shootout.The names o... More>>

    Bond denied for SC waitress charged in boyfriend's stabbing death

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    Bond has been denied for an SC Huddle House waitress who police say fatally stabbed her boyfriend in Sumter. Authorities say that 20-year-old Helen Louise Wells confessed to officers that she stabbed her live-in boyfriend with a knife after an argument on Saturday,
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    • Teen girl dies in Horry County crash near Loris

      Teen girl dies in Horry County crash near Loris

      Thursday, July 31 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:56:37 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.
    • Myrtle Beach Police find missing man with health issues

      Myrtle Beach Police find missing man with health issues

      Thursday, July 31 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:27:05 GMT
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      The Myrtle Beach Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Virgil Winner, 67, from Ohio, in reference to a missing person incident near 9th Ave N in Myrtle Beach Tuesday. The police report indicates he has PTSD, diabetes and is bipolar. Family members say he has checked into hotels in the past and not told anyone.He was last seen wearing an Ohio State hat, a blue shirt, black swim trunks and sandals. If you have any information on the location of this person please contact the M...
      The Myrtle Beach Police Department is asking for assistance in locating Virgil Winner, 67, from Ohio, in reference to a missing person incident near 9th Ave N in Myrtle Beach Tuesday. The police report indicates he has PTSD, diabetes and is bipolar. Family members say he has checked into hotels in the past and not told anyone.He was last seen wearing an Ohio State hat, a blue shirt, black swim trunks and sandals. If you have any information on the location of this person please contact the M...
    • Tennessee company plans amusement park in Myrtle Beach

      Tennessee company plans amusement park in Myrtle Beach

      Thursday, July 31 2014 8:26 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:26:08 GMT
      A Tennessee company that operates a family amusement park in the Smokey Mountains is planning a similar park in Myrtle Beach. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that the company that operates The Track in Pigeon Forge wants to open a Myrtle Beach location to be operating by the end of 2016. The proposal calls for an elevated go-cart track, bumper boats, an arcade, a shop and a Ferris wheel. The site is on about 6 acres along Restaurant Row at the north end of Myrtle Beach. The Myrtle Beach ...
      A Tennessee company that operates a family amusement park in the Smokey Mountains is planning a similar park in Myrtle Beach. The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reports that the company that operates The Track in Pigeon Forge wants to open a Myrtle Beach location to be operating by the end of 2016. The proposal calls for an elevated go-cart track, bumper boats, an arcade, a shop and a Ferris wheel. The site is on about 6 acres along Restaurant Row at the north end of Myrtle Beach. The Myrtle Beach ...
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    • Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

      Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

      Thursday, July 31 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:02:42 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
    • Heat can kill; know the safety tips to prevent tragedy

      Heat can kill; know the safety tips to prevent tragedy

      Thursday, July 31 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:09:17 GMT
      Two 13-month-old toddlers from the Pee Dee died after being left in hot cars in 2014.Two 13-month-old toddlers from the Pee Dee died after being left in hot cars in 2014.
      Nearly every 10 days, a child dies from being left in a hot vehicle. Wednesday, a 3-year-old boy in Southern California died after becoming trapped in a hot car. Police say he was playing alone in the front yard of his home, while his parents and older brother napped inside. Somehow the boy became trapped in the car and the was later found unresponsive. No word on how long the boy was inside the car. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.Police don't suspect foul play, no ...
      Nearly every 10 days, a child dies from being left in a hot vehicle. Wednesday, a 3-year-old boy in Southern California died after becoming trapped in a hot car. Police say he was playing alone in the front yard of his home, while his parents and older brother napped inside. Somehow the boy became trapped in the car and the was later found unresponsive. No word on how long the boy was inside the car. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.Police don't suspect foul play, no ...
    • Standout quarterback at Scotland High critically hurt in ATV accident

      Standout quarterback at Scotland High critically hurt in ATV accident

      Thursday, July 31 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:24:34 GMT
      Scotland High quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe was injured in an ATV accident Tuesday and is reportedly in critical condition at a Charlotte hospital. The Laurinburg Exchange reports a teammate riding with Ratliffe, Dakota Holland, was taken to Scotland Memorial Hospital with scrapes and bruises.The two had been riding through the woods around 4:30 p.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. It's not clear who was driving.Ratliffe had to airlifted from Carolinas Medical Ce...
      Scotland High quarterback Jaylend Ratliffe was injured in an ATV accident Tuesday and is reportedly in critical condition at a Charlotte hospital. The Laurinburg Exchange reports a teammate riding with Ratliffe, Dakota Holland, was taken to Scotland Memorial Hospital with scrapes and bruises.The two had been riding through the woods around 4:30 p.m. when the driver lost control of the vehicle and it overturned. It's not clear who was driving.Ratliffe had to airlifted from Carolinas Medical Ce...
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    • Services planned for teen killed while walking her dog

      Services planned for teen killed while walking her dog

      Thursday, July 31 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:10:55 GMT
      Visitation will be held Thursday and a funeral Friday for 14-year-old April Millsap who took her dog on a walk and was later found dead in a ditch in Armada, Michigan.She went for a walk along a popular nature trail in Macomb County.Her mother reported her missing last Thursday when she didn't come home from her daily walk with Penny. Penny didn't leave April's body. Two joggers along the trail got the sense that some...
      Visitation will be held Thursday and a funeral Friday for 14-year-old April Millsap who took her dog on a walk and was later found dead in a ditch in Armada, Michigan.She went for a walk along a popular nature trail in Macomb County.Her mother reported her missing last Thursday when she didn't come home from her daily walk with Penny. Penny didn't leave April's body. Two joggers along the trail got the sense that some...
    • Grandmother sues SC sheriff over chase that killed her granddaughter

      Grandmother sues SC sheriff over chase that killed her granddaughter

      Thursday, July 31 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:59:31 GMT
      A grandmother is suing the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office after her granddaughter died in a crash during a chase by deputies nearly two years ago.The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that Trena Rice has also sued Sheriff Chuck Wright and the deputy involved.Queniya Tykia Shelton died after her mother, Erikka Dominique Shelton, crashed her SUV while running from deputies.Circuit Judge Derham Cole ruled this ...
      A grandmother is suing the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office after her granddaughter died in a crash during a chase by deputies nearly two years ago.The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that Trena Rice has also sued Sheriff Chuck Wright and the deputy involved.Queniya Tykia Shelton died after her mother, Erikka Dominique Shelton, crashed her SUV while running from deputies.Circuit Judge Derham Cole ruled this ...
    • Starbucks making good on promise to hire veterans

      Starbucks making good on promise to hire veterans

      Thursday, July 31 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:53:07 GMT
      James Bossio works as an assistant manager at a Starbucks in Morrisville.James Bossio works as an assistant manager at a Starbucks in Morrisville.
      Starbucks is now the latest major corporation stepping up and showing their appreciation to the troops.The coffee giant is making good on a pledge to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.James Bossio works as an assistant manager at a Starbucks in Morrisville. He served in the U.S. Army for nine years with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.Starbucks hired Bossio four months ago.“Starbucks makes it a point to be a driving force for good in the communiti...
      Starbucks is now the latest major corporation stepping up and showing their appreciation to the troops.The coffee giant is making good on a pledge to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.James Bossio works as an assistant manager at a Starbucks in Morrisville. He served in the U.S. Army for nine years with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.Starbucks hired Bossio four months ago.“Starbucks makes it a point to be a driving force for good in the communiti...
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    • Candidate lives as homeless person for a week

      Candidate lives as homeless person for a week

      Thursday, July 31 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:29:10 GMT
      California's Republican candidate for governor says he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic...
      California's Republican candidate for governor says he spent a week living as a homeless person in search of a job to test Gov. Jerry Brown's claim that the state is making a comeback after the economic downturn.
    • Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

      Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

      Thursday, July 31 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:16:14 GMT
      They were once friends, or at least friendly. Both were self-made men who'd soared far past their working-class background. One was a rising star of the Republican Party and potential vice-presidential pick....
      A key witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that he made a mistake when he bought a Rolex watch for the governor at the first lady's request.
    • Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

      Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

      Thursday, July 31 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:39:30 GMT
      The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall...
      The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and...
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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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    • NC Grandfather & grandson dead after more than 90 shots fired into home

      NC Grandfather & grandson dead after more than 90 shots fired into home

      Thursday, July 31 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:44:23 GMT
      A grandfather and his 10-year-old grandson were killed Wednesday morning when the man's son-in-law fired more than 90 rounds at his home just outside of Fayetteville. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said 61-year-old Gary Simpson, and Simpson's 10-year-old grandson, Trekwan Covington, were shot and killed Wednesday when 41-year-old Andrew Michaelis fired more than 90 rounds at Simpson's home on New Moon Drive.Trekwan Covington's father Kelly Covington said he was at work when his ex-wif...
      A grandfather and his 10-year-old grandson were killed Wednesday morning when the man's son-in-law fired more than 90 rounds at his home just outside of Fayetteville. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said 61-year-old Gary Simpson, and Simpson's 10-year-old grandson, Trekwan Covington, were shot and killed Wednesday when 41-year-old Andrew Michaelis fired more than 90 rounds at Simpson's home on New Moon Drive.Trekwan Covington's father Kelly Covington said he was at work when his ex-wif...
    • SC baby found 12 lbs under weight in filth, parents vanish, authorities say

      SC baby found 12 lbs under weight in filth, parents vanish, authorities say

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:49:56 GMT
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      Authorities are looking for parents of a baby boy who have fled since their house was checked by DSS and baby taken by authorities last week, officials said. On Friday July 25 officers responded to a home on Jesse Round Lane in Colleton County for
      Authorities are looking for parents of a baby boy who have fled since their house was checked by DSS and baby taken by authorities last week, officials said. On Friday July 25 officers responded to a home on Jesse Round Lane in Colleton County for
    • SC county arrests 27 in prostitution crack-down

      SC county arrests 27 in prostitution crack-down

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:40:26 GMT
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      A 3-day prostitution sting in Greenville County ended with 27 arrests.The operation started July 17 and targeted areas including Old Buncombe Road, Whitehorse Road and hotels in the southern portion of the county, according to sheriff’s office.
      A 3-day prostitution sting in Greenville County ended with 27 arrests.The operation started July 17 and targeted areas including Old Buncombe Road, Whitehorse Road and hotels in the southern portion of the county, according to sheriff’s office.
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