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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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    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>>

    SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

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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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    Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

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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>>

    Walmart worker orders NC mom to breast feed in toilet stall

    Kelly Messing and her baby... and an image of the Walmart where teh incident happened. (WNCT photos) Kelly Messing and her baby... and an image of the Walmart where teh incident happened. (WNCT photos)
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    A spokesperson for Walmart confirms an employee at one of its eastern North Carolina stores asked a breastfeeding mom to move to a toilet stall to feed her newborn.The confirmation comes after more than a dozen breastfeeding moms nursed in a Jacksonville Walmart o More>>

    SC grandfather was drunk in crash that killed grandson and himself, coroner says

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    Sumter County deputies are investigating a fatal accident that took the lives of a grandfather and his grandson on Sunday afternoon.Sumter Coroner Havrin Bullock
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    Grand Strand area man charged after teen's 'explicit' photo posted to Instagram

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    A teenager from Brunswick County has been charged after deputies say he passed along a young girl's explicit photo that made it onto a social media website.On Friday, Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit arr More>>

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    • Legends in Concert joining wish to send cards to 6-year-old battling cancer

      Legends in Concert joining wish to send cards to 6-year-old battling cancer

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:46:33 GMT
      Danny Nickersonbattles a rare inoperable brain tumor. It's been a complicated diagnosis all chronicled on line.The Massachusetts boyrecently turned 6 years old and one of his Facebook requests was a mailbox full of birthday cards. Well he got his wish and then some. Kids across the world put pen and crayon to paper and went to work creating cards for Danny. Cards have even come in from U.S. Marines in Afghanistan and civilians in Aruba. He's received 150,000 birthday cards and now folksalon...
      Danny Nickersonbattles a rare inoperable brain tumor. It's been a complicated diagnosis all chronicled on line.The Massachusetts boyrecently turned 6 years old and one of his Facebook requests was a mailbox full of birthday cards. Well he got his wish and then some. Kids across the world put pen and crayon to paper and went to work creating cards for Danny. Cards have even come in from U.S. Marines in Afghanistan and civilians in Aruba. He's received 150,000 birthday cards and now folksalon...
    • Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

      Governor meets with leaders in Atlantic Beach Tuesday

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:21:36 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 ...
    • SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

      SunCruz Casino ship abruptly shuts down in Little River

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:18:42 GMT
      SunCruz Facebook pageSunCruz Facebook page
      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.
      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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    • Historical Trust Building now leveled in Florence

      Historical Trust Building now leveled in Florence

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:27:44 GMT
      The demolition of the Trust Building on the corner of Evans and Irby Streets in downtown Florence is now done. The97-year-old building is leveled andnow cleanup of therubble remains.An early push by the Florence City-County Historical Commission to try and preserve the building was ultimately nixed when it was discovered the cost to renovate wouldaround $12 million. Going up in it's place will be adowntown medical campus that is a joint venture between Francis Marion University, the Universit...
      The demolition of the Trust Building on the corner of Evans and Irby Streets in downtown Florence is now done. The97-year-old building is leveled andnow cleanup of therubble remains.An early push by the Florence City-County Historical Commission to try and preserve the building was ultimately nixed when it was discovered the cost to renovate wouldaround $12 million. Going up in it's place will be adowntown medical campus that is a joint venture between Francis Marion University, the Universit...
    • Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

      Florence Police officer shoots, kills armed robbery suspect

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:04:40 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
    • Dillon County Sheriff's Office relies on mutual aid agreements due to staffing shortages

      Dillon County Sheriff's Office relies on mutual aid agreements due to staffing shortages

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:47 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:47:52 GMT
      A Dillon County officer remains in the hospital after a deadly crash earlier this month.It happened on July 6th, near the Stables night club onHwy. 9in Little Rock.Investigators say Dillon City officer Jacob Richardson was responding to a county officer's request for mutual aid, when his car and another car collided.Pembroke resident Bobbie Britt was a passenger in the other vehicle.The 29-year-old mother died in the accident, four others in her vehicle went to the hospital.The situation Rich...
      A Dillon County officer remains in the hospital after a deadly crash earlier this month.It happened on July 6th, near the Stables night club onHwy. 9in Little Rock.Investigators say Dillon City officer Jacob Richardson was responding to a county officer's request for mutual aid, when his car and another car collided.Pembroke resident Bobbie Britt was a passenger in the other vehicle.The 29-year-old mother died in the accident, four others in her vehicle went to the hospital.The situation Rich...
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    • 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.


    • 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...
    • Police say man set fire to neighbor's house over curb appeal

      Police say man set fire to neighbor's house over curb appeal

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:08 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:08:18 GMT
      Axel KotowskiAxel Kotowski
      A man is accused of starting fire to his neighbor's home because he wasn't pleased with it's curb appeal.The Hernando County Sheriff's Office has arrested Axel Kotowski, 62, of Brooksville after police and fire crews responded to his neighborhood Monday around 3:35 a.m. for the report of a fire to the home of Laurie Davis on Edmonds Street.Upon arrival, Kotowski was standing outside Davis' home. He allegedly explained to deputies he's trying to sell his property and feels Davis' single-wide m...
      A man is accused of starting fire to his neighbor's home because he wasn't pleased with it's curb appeal.The Hernando County Sheriff's Office has arrested Axel Kotowski, 62, of Brooksville after police and fire crews responded to his neighborhood Monday around 3:35 a.m. for the report of a fire to the home of Laurie Davis on Edmonds Street.Upon arrival, Kotowski was standing outside Davis' home. He allegedly explained to deputies he's trying to sell his property and feels Davis' single-wide m...
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    • Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

      Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:47:41 GMT
      A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
      A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
    • Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

      Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:46:50 GMT
      A federal prosecutor says the government will prove Virginia's former governor and his wife illegally lined their pockets with gifts from a businessman who sought their influence to promote his company.
      The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first's lady's "crush" on a businessman accused of lavishing...
    • Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

      Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:45:36 GMT
      Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.
      Some firefighters battling a Northern California wildfire that prompted evacuation orders for more than 400 homes before it was brought under control were dispatched to other fires, while evacuation orders for about half...
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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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