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    Child and 2 females wounded in Darlington County burglary; 1 suspect dead

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    Two suspects broke into a house in Mechanicsville Friday morning. Sheriff Wayne Byrd said deputies arrived with bloodhounds and found one suspect dead inside the house. More>>

    Heat advisory for Friday

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    Get ready for another hot one Friday. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the eastern part of South Carolina from noon to 6 p.m. for several counties in our area including Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, and Williamsburg. There's potential for it to feel like it's 107 degrees. Saturday will remain unseasonably hot with mostly sunny skies in the upper 90s. Like the past few days there's a possibility for an afternoon stray thunderstorm but most areas will be dry. ... More>>

    CCU boosts campus security as students return to class

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    The return to campus for more than 9,800 students means increased security and patrols for Coastal Carolina University's Department of Safety.Since students have returned to campus on August 18, the school's online crime log reports 19 incidents addressed by police. Those incidents include larceny, underage possession of alcohol and harassment.At any given time, Chief David Roper tells News13 anywhere from 12-15 officers are patrolling the university grounds per shift. Roper says the departme... More>>

    Myrtle Beach City Council member faces thousands in ethics fines due to $.30 violation Video included

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    Myrtle Beach City Council member Mike Chestnut has been fined $8,800 stemming from $.30 remaining in an election campaign fund.According to documents News 13 obtained from the South Carolina State Ethics Commission, Chestnut missed two quarterly filing deadlines for his campaign in the November 2011 election; even though both violations were for the same $.30 remaining in his account.According to the documents, the fi... More>>

    Annual vigil held to raise awareness of violence within Robeson County Video included

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    For the families and friends that walked into First Baptist Church in Lumberton Thursday night, they all share a connection.Loss.It is a pain, all too familiar to Debra Arnette and her family."It's a pain like no other. I felt like my heart had been tore out. "It's a pain like no other it was stole from me and I feel like it will never be replaced,” said Arnette.In 2007, a man murdered her son, Chad Arnette, after he ... More>>

    The Carolina Forest Panthers prepare for first home game of the season with new coach and vision Video included

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    CAROLINA FOREST, S.C. (WBTW)- The Carolina Forest Panthers begin the 2014-2015 football season with a new coach and vision for the program. That excitement can be felt all over the campus.Preparations for Friday's season opener began more than a week ago and included help from students, staff, coaches and more.Students and staff spent Thursday lining the fences with signs, putting the finishing touches on the field, concession stands and locker rooms to make sure the team, referees and fans More>>

    SC woman discovers snake slithering in her car

    The snake that was in the SC woman's car earlier this week The snake that was in the SC woman's car earlier this week
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    A North Augusta woman was startled when she found a surprise in her car earlier this week. She opened the door to her car only to find a snake in the floorboard, WJBF-TV reported on Wednesday. More>>

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    • Biker event benefits Grand Strand veterans

      Biker event benefits Grand Strand veterans

      Friday, August 22 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:58:11 GMT
      The Harley Shop at the Beach and the House of Blues team up every Thursday to host a Harley-Davidson Bike Night.
      The Harley Shop at the Beach and the House of Blues team up every Thursday to host a Harley-Davidson Bike Night.
    • Shots fired; Conway Police find man assaulted

      Shots fired; Conway Police find man assaulted

      Friday, August 22 2014 9:51 AM EDT2014-08-22 13:51:51 GMT
      Conway Police responded to a call for a shooting around 1:30 Friday morning along the 2500 block of Oak St in Conway which is North Oak Apartments. Lt. Selena Small tells News13 when they arrived they located a victim who had been assaulted but he was not shot. The victim told police shots were fired but he was not shot. Conway Police are working to get a description of the suspect and possible motive.
      Conway Police responded to a call for a shooting around 1:30 Friday morning along the 2500 block of Oak St in Conway which is North Oak Apartments. Lt. Selena Small tells News13 when they arrived they located a victim who had been assaulted but he was not shot. The victim told police shots were fired but he was not shot. Conway Police are working to get a description of the suspect and possible motive.
    • CCU boosts campus security as students return to class

      CCU boosts campus security as students return to class

      Friday, August 22 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:00:31 GMT
      The return to campus for more than 9,800 students means increased security and patrols for Coastal Carolina University's Department of Safety.Since students have returned to campus on August 18, the school's online crime log reports 19 incidents addressed by police. Those incidents include larceny, underage possession of alcohol and harassment.At any given time, Chief David Roper tells News13 anywhere from 12-15 officers are patrolling the university grounds per shift. Roper says the departme...
      The return to campus for more than 9,800 students means increased security and patrols for Coastal Carolina University's Department of Safety.Since students have returned to campus on August 18, the school's online crime log reports 19 incidents addressed by police. Those incidents include larceny, underage possession of alcohol and harassment.At any given time, Chief David Roper tells News13 anywhere from 12-15 officers are patrolling the university grounds per shift. Roper says the departme...
    • Pee DeeMore>>

    • Child and 2 females wounded in Darlington County burglary; 1 suspect dead

      Child and 2 females wounded in Darlington County burglary; 1 suspect dead

      Friday, August 22 2014 11:11 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:11:48 GMT
      Two suspects broke into a house in Mechanicsville Friday morning. Sheriff Wayne Byrd said deputies arrived with bloodhounds and found one suspect dead inside the house.
      Two suspects broke into a house in Mechanicsville Friday morning. Sheriff Wayne Byrd said deputies arrived with bloodhounds and found one suspect dead inside the house.
    • Victim's mother talks about reinstated conviction in 2006 Dillon dog mauling case

      Victim's mother talks about reinstated conviction in 2006 Dillon dog mauling case

      Friday, August 22 2014 7:15 AM EDT2014-08-22 11:15:29 GMT
      Wednesday, South Carolina's Supreme Court reinstated the conviction of a Dillon County man whose dogs killed a 10-year-old boy.In 2006, six of Bentley Collins' dogs attacked, mauled and killed Matthew Davis.Collins was convicted in 2007 of involuntary manslaughter and owning dangerous animals and was sentenced to five years in prison, but a lower court later overturned that conviction.Wednesday though, the state Supreme Court reinstated the conviction.The victim's mother, Caroline Davis, said...
      Wednesday, South Carolina's Supreme Court reinstated the conviction of a Dillon County man whose dogs killed a 10-year-old boy.In 2006, six of Bentley Collins' dogs attacked, mauled and killed Matthew Davis.Collins was convicted in 2007 of involuntary manslaughter and owning dangerous animals and was sentenced to five years in prison, but a lower court later overturned that conviction.Wednesday though, the state Supreme Court reinstated the conviction.The victim's mother, Caroline Davis, said...
    • Annual vigil held to raise awareness of violence within Robeson County

      Annual vigil held to raise awareness of violence within Robeson County

      Friday, August 22 2014 12:42 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:42:09 GMT
      For the families and friends that walked into First Baptist Church in Lumberton Thursday night, they all share a connection.Loss.It is a pain, all too familiar to Debra Arnette and her family."It's a pain like no other. I felt like my heart had been tore out. "It's a pain like no other it was stole from me and I feel like it will never be replaced,” said Arnette.In 2007, a man murdered her son, Chad Arnette, after he ...
      For the families and friends that walked into First Baptist Church in Lumberton Thursday night, they all share a connection.Loss.It is a pain, all too familiar to Debra Arnette and her family."It's a pain like no other. I felt like my heart had been tore out. "It's a pain like no other it was stole from me and I feel like it will never be replaced,” said Arnette.In 2007, a man murdered her son, Chad Arnette, after he ...
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    • Fort Bragg paratrooper killed in Afghanistan

      Fort Bragg paratrooper killed in Afghanistan

      Friday, August 22 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:35:36 GMT
      A Fort Bragg paratrooper has been killed in action in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said Thursday that Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett died the prior day. The 39-year-old from Ruskin, Florida, was assigned to the headquarters battalion of the 18th Airborne Corps. No details were provided about where or how Leggett was killed.Leggett enlisted in the Army in May 1995 and had been based at Fort Bragg since 2012. He served three combat tours and was the recipient of numerous award...
      A Fort Bragg paratrooper has been killed in action in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense said Thursday that Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett died the prior day. The 39-year-old from Ruskin, Florida, was assigned to the headquarters battalion of the 18th Airborne Corps. No details were provided about where or how Leggett was killed.Leggett enlisted in the Army in May 1995 and had been based at Fort Bragg since 2012. He served three combat tours and was the recipient of numerous award...
    • U.S. Coast Guard unloads $19 million worth of cocaine

      U.S. Coast Guard unloads $19 million worth of cocaine

      Friday, August 22 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:13:03 GMT
      Coast Guard crews are scheduled to offload 576 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $19 million in St. Petersburg Friday morning. During Operation Unified Resolve patrol on August 7, the Coast Guard detected a go-fast vessel south of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Team (LEDET) aboard, also pursued the suspected drug smuggling vessel and detained five suspected smugglers and seized 18 bales of contraband, which later ...
      Coast Guard crews are scheduled to offload 576 kilograms of cocaine worth an estimated wholesale value of nearly $19 million in St. Petersburg Friday morning. During Operation Unified Resolve patrol on August 7, the Coast Guard detected a go-fast vessel south of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. U.S. Coast Guard Law Enforcement Detachment Team (LEDET) aboard, also pursued the suspected drug smuggling vessel and detained five suspected smugglers and seized 18 bales of contraband, which later ...
    • NC couple found dead at home near Lumberton

      NC couple found dead at home near Lumberton

      Friday, August 22 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-08-22 10:51:00 GMT
      By WBTW News StaffRobeson County authorities investigate the discovery of two bodies at a home just outside Lumberton.TheRobesonian newspaper reports it happened at a home on Old Whiteville Road.The paper reports the man and woman were found by their daughter around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.The couple's names and the manner of death are not officially released.Count on updates from News13...
      By WBTW News StaffRobeson County authorities investigate the discovery of two bodies at a home just outside Lumberton.TheRobesonian newspaper reports it happened at a home on Old Whiteville Road.The paper reports the man and woman were found by their daughter around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.The couple's names and the manner of death are not officially released.Count on updates from News13...
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    • Ex-Va. governor: CEO's loans not inappropriate

      Ex-Va. governor: CEO's loans not inappropriate

      Friday, August 22 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:35:04 GMT
      Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who says that at one time he got in the habit of working late to escape his wife's wrath, has once again taken refuge - this time at the rectory in St. Patrick's Catholic...
      Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he took a second loan from a wealthy businessman because it was offered.
    • 1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

      1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

      Friday, August 22 2014 11:15 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:15:40 GMT
      By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled...
      By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years behind bars,...
    • Dentist at center of health scare cedes license

      Dentist at center of health scare cedes license

      Friday, August 22 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:55:50 GMT
      An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.
      An Oklahoma oral surgeon whose filthy clinics led to the testing of thousands of patients for HIV and hepatitis permanently surrendered his professional license on Friday.
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    • Dillon leaders holds "Dillon's Got Talent"

      Dillon leaders holds "Dillon's Got Talent"

      Thursday, August 21 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:40:48 GMT
      Dillon county community leaders and law enforcement think they have a "Positively Carolina" idea. They organize a "Dillon's Got Talent" competition. They hope the competition will provide something positive for children to do to keep them off the streets and, hopefully, out of trouble. Registration for "Dillon's Got Talent" is Friday, August 29, 2014 from 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m and Sunday August 31, 2014 from 2:00 -5:00 p.m., at the Dillon Wellness Center. The registration fee is $20. Auditions...
      Dillon county community leaders and law enforcement think they have a "Positively Carolina" idea. They organize a "Dillon's Got Talent" competition. They hope the competition will provide something positive for children to do to keep them off the streets and, hopefully, out of trouble. Registration for "Dillon's Got Talent" is Friday, August 29, 2014 from 8:00a.m. - 5:00 p.m and Sunday August 31, 2014 from 2:00 -5:00 p.m., at the Dillon Wellness Center. The registration fee is $20. Auditions...
    • 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.
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    • SC woman discovers snake slithering in her car

      SC woman discovers snake slithering in her car

      Thursday, August 21 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:39:25 GMT
      The snake that was in the SC woman's car earlier this weekThe snake that was in the SC woman's car earlier this week
      A North Augusta woman was startled when she found a surprise in her car earlier this week. She opened the door to her car only to find a snake in the floorboard, WJBF-TV reported on Wednesday.
      A North Augusta woman was startled when she found a surprise in her car earlier this week. She opened the door to her car only to find a snake in the floorboard, WJBF-TV reported on Wednesday.
    • 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.
    • Mugshots: Wilson police round up 11 in "shots fired" investigations

      Mugshots: Wilson police round up 11 in "shots fired" investigations

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:56:06 GMT
      Wilson police have rounded up 11 suspects as they investigate several “shots fired” calls.
      Wilson police have rounded up 11 suspects as they investigate several “shots fired” calls.
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