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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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    • Muslim Journeys reading series being held at CCU

      Muslim Journeys reading series being held at CCU

      Friday, August 22 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:28:19 GMT
      Coastal Carolina University is hosting a reading and discussion series titled “Bridging Cultures: Connected Histories” on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lackey Chapel. The first session in the series will explore Stewart Gordon's book “When Asia was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the ‘Riches of the East'” led by Ron Green, Ph.D., assistant professor in CCU's Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. The event is free and open to the publ...
      Coastal Carolina University is hosting a reading and discussion series titled “Bridging Cultures: Connected Histories” on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 4:30 p.m. in the Lackey Chapel. The first session in the series will explore Stewart Gordon's book “When Asia was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the ‘Riches of the East'” led by Ron Green, Ph.D., assistant professor in CCU's Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. The event is free and open to the publ...
    • Myrtle Beach bank robbed, police capture suspect

      Myrtle Beach bank robbed, police capture suspect

      Friday, August 22 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:10:29 GMT
      MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Horry County police officers are investigating a bank robbery that happened Thursday afternoon.According to Lt. Robert Kegler, the incident happened around 1:45 p.m. at the Horry County State Bank near Palmetto Point Boulevard.
      MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Horry County police officers are investigating a bank robbery that happened Thursday afternoon.According to Lt. Robert Kegler, the incident happened around 1:45 p.m. at the Horry County State Bank near Palmetto Point Boulevard.
    • Several car break-ins in Conway; guns among items stolen

      Several car break-ins in Conway; guns among items stolen

      Friday, August 22 2014 12:38 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:38:45 GMT
      More than 20 cars were broken into in the Woodcreek area of Conway and guns were among the items taken. Lt. Selena Small with Conway Police said while 21 cars were rummaged through, not all the vehicles had items stolen. In all five police reports were made.Cars parked along Woodcreek Drive, Bluebell Lane, Warm Springs Lane, and Crocus Lane were targeted. There was no forced entry, meaning the cars were likely all unlocked since no glass was broken and the cars were not damaged. Some car owne...
      More than 20 cars were broken into in the Woodcreek area of Conway and guns were among the items taken. Lt. Selena Small with Conway Police said while 21 cars were rummaged through, not all the vehicles had items stolen. In all five police reports were made.Cars parked along Woodcreek Drive, Bluebell Lane, Warm Springs Lane, and Crocus Lane were targeted. There was no forced entry, meaning the cars were likely all unlocked since no glass was broken and the cars were not damaged. Some car owne...
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    • Volunteers come to help build Habitat for Humanity House in the Pee Dee

      Volunteers come to help build Habitat for Humanity House in the Pee Dee

      Friday, August 22 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:56:24 GMT
      Volunteers working on Florence Habitat for Humanity house on Rosemount Drive.Volunteers working on Florence Habitat for Humanity house on Rosemount Drive.
      Wells Fargo volunteers worked on a Habitat for Humanity house located on Rosemount Drive in Florence. Wells Fargo donated $20,000 to the Florence Habitat for this project and provided volunteers. Habitat for Humanity works to provide affordable housing by selling to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Materials are often donated and the organizationheavily depends on corporate donors.
      Wells Fargo volunteers worked on a Habitat for Humanity house located on Rosemount Drive in Florence. Wells Fargo donated $20,000 to the Florence Habitat for this project and provided volunteers. Habitat for Humanity works to provide affordable housing by selling to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Materials are often donated and the organizationheavily depends on corporate donors.
    • 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 2:29 PM EDT2014-08-22 18:29:33 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...
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    • Bean bag chairs recalled after 2 children die

      Bean bag chairs recalled after 2 children die

      Friday, August 22 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:01:49 GMT
      About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday that the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace Bayou Corp., can open.A 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky, were found dead inside the chairs after they suffocated from a lack of air and inhaled the chair's foam beads.The chairs were sold at Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pa...
      About 2.2 million bean bag chairs are being recalled after two children opened them, crawled inside and suffocated to death.The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday that the zippers on the chairs, which are made by Ace Bayou Corp., can open.A 13-year-old boy from McKinney, Texas, and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Kentucky, were found dead inside the chairs after they suffocated from a lack of air and inhaled the chair's foam beads.The chairs were sold at Bon-Ton, Meijer, Pa...
    • 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 ...
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    • Coalition sues over immigrants' access to lawyers

      Coalition sues over immigrants' access to lawyers

      Friday, August 22 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:25:12 GMT
      A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American woman and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are...
      A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American woman and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are being...
    • Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports

      Cirque du Soleil takes Beatles tribute to airports

      Friday, August 22 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:25:10 GMT
      Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim.
      Visitors flying into Las Vegas got more than just their luggage when they stopped by baggage claim.
    • Parole denied yet again for Lennon's killer

      Parole denied yet again for Lennon's killer

      Friday, August 22 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:15:46 GMT
      A parole board has again declined to release John Lennon's killer.
      John Lennon's killer was denied release from prison in his eighth appearance before a parole board, New York corrections officials said 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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