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    Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement Video included

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    The Latta Town Council voted unanimously in two key measures Tuesday night in support of fired Police Chief Crystal Moore.The council was having an emergency meeting to address the firing of Moore last week by Mayor Earl Bullard.Since her firing, there has been a landslide of support for Moore – and questions from townsfolk if she was fired because she is openly gay.The council voted 6-0 on an “emergency ordinance” that blocks the Mayor from hiring anyone to fill the police chief job for abou... More>>

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

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    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."... More>>

    SC state senator wants DSS director fired; governor refuses

    Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW) Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
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    By Robert Kittle State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws. "This is the first time in 16 years that I've ever called on a governor to remove a director. But I think when children are in harm's way, when you have such low morale, such high turnover, such bad policy, and it's putting children in harm's way, we have got to speak out," he says. He says the agen... More>>

    Barefoot Community marks 5 years since Horry County Wildfire

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    In the aftermath of one of the state's most destructive wildfires, a tight-knit community nestled in North Myrtle Beach has triumphed over tragedy. More>>

    Dillon convenience store clerk shot and killed

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    The Dillon County sheriffs office is investigating a murder. It happened at about 11 p.m. Monday at the 20/20 convenience store, located at 2402 Highway9 E. in the Riverdale community of Dillon County. According to Capt. Cliff Arnette, two male clerks were leaving the store after it closedwhen theywere approached by two individuals. Authorities do not have descriptions of the individuals yet but we do know that one of the store clerks was shot in the upper body and died from his injuries. Th... More>>

    Questions surround response to deadly Easter fire

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    A fire that killed two people and injured four others early Easter Sunday morning in Garden City now has some people questioning why Surfside Beach firefighters were not called to battle the blaze. More>>

    Attorneys waive right for bond hearing in Pipkin missing persons case

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    The attorneys representing the man accused of killing a missing Horry County woman have waived their right at this time to appear before a judge and request release on bond. More>>

    Officials drop charges against man in case related to Heather Elvis investigation

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    Charges have been dismissed against a man accused of interfering with the case involving the disappearance of Heather Elvis.  More>>

    Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

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    A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro... More>>

    Fire destroys Bennettsville church

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    Bennettsville, S.C. (WBTW)- According to the Bennettsville Fire Department, fire crews are on scene of a fire at Mount Zion Baptist Church on Mount Zion Church Road in Bennettsville.Fire officials say crews work to contain the fire at the church. No word on what started the fire or how much damage was done to the church.Count on News13 to keep you covered as we receive more details on this developing story. More>>

    Tuesday marks 5 years since the worst wildfire in SC history

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    On April 22, emergency responders from the Grand Strand and around the state will mark the fifth anniversary of the Highway 31 Fire, the worst wildfire in South Carolina history. What began as an escaped debris burn ultimately grew into a 19,000-acre conflagration that destroyed 76 homes, damaged an additional 97, and forever changed the way Horry County residents would think about the danger of wildfire. Those who were there in 2009 will also pause on this anniv... More>>

    Cast members, fans question future of TLC's 'Welcome to Myrtle Manor' Video included

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    It’s been over a year since the world was first introduced to the colorful cast of ‘Welcome to Myrtle Manor.’ Since it debuted, it’s received plenty of attention – both positive and negative. But the show has caught on with viewers, averaging between 1.1 and 1.3 million viewers per episode, and is now among TLC’s top rated shows. "If the show ended today, we have all been blessed, we have made so many new friends, we... More>>

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    • Construction costing business owners in Myrtle Beach

      Construction costing business owners in Myrtle Beach

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:57:39 GMT
      Business owners along Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach say construction along the road is costing them money. From 8th Avenue North to 3rd Avenue South on Kings Highway, construction crews are widening sidewalks, creating new crosswalks and adding lighting to make the area more pedestrian friendly. The $1.76 million dollar project is being funded by the state. However people that use the road say construction is causi...
      Business owners along Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach say construction along the road is costing them money. From 8th Avenue North to 3rd Avenue South on Kings Highway, construction crews are widening sidewalks, creating new crosswalks and adding lighting to make the area more pedestrian friendly. The $1.76 million dollar project is being funded by the state. However people that use the road say construction is causi...
    • Barefoot Community marks 5 years since Horry County Wildfire

      Barefoot Community marks 5 years since Horry County Wildfire

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-04-23 01:20:18 GMT
      In the aftermath of one of the state's most destructive wildfires, a tight-knit community nestled in North Myrtle Beach has triumphed over tragedy.
      In the aftermath of one of the state's most destructive wildfires, a tight-knit community nestled in North Myrtle Beach has triumphed over tragedy.
    • Group at one Grand Strand Resort picks up trash in honor of Earth Day

      Group at one Grand Strand Resort picks up trash in honor of Earth Day

      Group at one Grand Strand Resort picks up trash in honor of Earth Day

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:32:15 GMT
      People across the country celebrated Earth Day Tuesday including one resort on the Grand Strand. Agroup of people scanned the Ocean Creek Resort for trash.Their goal was to pick up any litter they could find on the 57 acre property.Sandra Brown, the golf director at the resort,saidit's one way to help the environment on Earth Day."The biggest thing i picked up was cigarette butts, people need to be conscious of throwing down those cigarette butts," said Brown.According to Legacy, an organizat...
      People across the country celebrated Earth Day Tuesday including one resort on the Grand Strand. Agroup of people scanned the Ocean Creek Resort for trash.Their goal was to pick up any litter they could find on the 57 acre property.Sandra Brown, the golf director at the resort,saidit's one way to help the environment on Earth Day."The biggest thing i picked up was cigarette butts, people need to be conscious of throwing down those cigarette butts," said Brown.According to Legacy, an organizat...
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    • Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement

      Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:01:28 GMT
      The Latta Town Council voted unanimously in two key measures Tuesday night in support of fired Police Chief Crystal Moore.The council was having an emergency meeting to address the firing of Moore last week by Mayor Earl Bullard.Since her firing, there has been a landslide of support for Moore – and questions from townsfolk if she was fired because she is openly gay.The council voted 6-0 on an “emergency ordinance” that blocks the Mayor from hiring anyone to fill the police chief job for abou...
      The Latta Town Council voted unanimously in two key measures Tuesday night in support of fired Police Chief Crystal Moore.The council was having an emergency meeting to address the firing of Moore last week by Mayor Earl Bullard.Since her firing, there has been a landslide of support for Moore – and questions from townsfolk if she was fired because she is openly gay.The council voted 6-0 on an “emergency ordinance” that blocks the Mayor from hiring anyone to fill the police chief job for abou...
    • Dillon convenience store clerk shot and killed

      Dillon convenience store clerk shot and killed

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:06:42 GMT
      The Dillon County sheriffs office is investigating a murder. It happened at about 11 p.m. Monday at the 20/20 convenience store, located at 2402 Highway9 E. in the Riverdale community of Dillon County. According to Capt. Cliff Arnette, two male clerks were leaving the store after it closedwhen theywere approached by two individuals. Authorities do not have descriptions of the individuals yet but we do know that one of the store clerks was shot in the upper body and died from his injuries. Th...
      The Dillon County sheriffs office is investigating a murder. It happened at about 11 p.m. Monday at the 20/20 convenience store, located at 2402 Highway9 E. in the Riverdale community of Dillon County. According to Capt. Cliff Arnette, two male clerks were leaving the store after it closedwhen theywere approached by two individuals. Authorities do not have descriptions of the individuals yet but we do know that one of the store clerks was shot in the upper body and died from his injuries. Th...
    • SCHP investigates crash involving school bus near Hartsville

      SCHP investigates crash involving school bus near Hartsville

      Monday, April 21 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:55:17 GMT
      HARTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus Monday afternoon. According to the SCHP website, the crash happened around 4:08 p.m. on 4th Street near Shell Pines Street. Darlington County Schools spokesperson Audrey Childers said several high school and middle school students were on board when two vehicles collided and one struck the stopped school bus. Childers said all the children were being checked out medicall...
      HARTSVILLE, SC (WBTW) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a multi-vehicle crash involving a school bus Monday afternoon. According to the SCHP website, the crash happened around 4:08 p.m. on 4th Street near Shell Pines Street. Darlington County Schools spokesperson Audrey Childers said several high school and middle school students were on board when two vehicles collided and one struck the stopped school bus. Childers said all the children were being checked out medicall...
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    • Officials issue alert about missing NC woman

      Officials issue alert about missing NC woman

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:55:25 GMT
      Teresa Fink (Facebook photo)Teresa Fink (Facebook photo)
      The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Teresa Gail Fink.
      The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Teresa Gail Fink.
    • Duke: Moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion

      Duke: Moving coal ash would cost up to $10 billion

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:33:18 GMT
      By The Associated PressDuke Energy says that removing all of the company's coal ash away from North Carolina's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with the state's electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill. Duke's North Carolina president Paul Newton told state lawmakers Tuesday the company needs flexibility to consider more cost-efficient options that include leaving much of its 100 million tons of toxic ash in place after being covered with giant ...
      By The Associated PressDuke Energy says that removing all of the company's coal ash away from North Carolina's rivers and lakes would take decades and cost up to $10 billion, with the state's electricity customers likely footing nearly all the bill. Duke's North Carolina president Paul Newton told state lawmakers Tuesday the company needs flexibility to consider more cost-efficient options that include leaving much of its 100 million tons of toxic ash in place after being covered with giant ...
    • SC state senator wants DSS director fired; governor refuses

      SC state senator wants DSS director fired; governor refuses

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:24:21 GMT
      Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)Sen. Joel Lourie talks about the laws he says DSS is breaking. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
      By Robert Kittle State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws. "This is the first time in 16 years that I've ever called on a governor to remove a director. But I think when children are in harm's way, when you have such low morale, such high turnover, such bad policy, and it's putting children in harm's way, we have got to speak out," he says. He says the agen...
      By Robert Kittle State Sen. Joel Lourie, D-Columbia, wants Gov. Nikki Haley to fire Department of Social Services Director Lillian Koller because he says the agency is breaking four state laws. "This is the first time in 16 years that I've ever called on a governor to remove a director. But I think when children are in harm's way, when you have such low morale, such high turnover, such bad policy, and it's putting children in harm's way, we have got to speak out," he says. He says the agen...
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    • 9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

      9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 08:34:46 GMT
      As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
      As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
    • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

      Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:54 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:54:12 GMT
      A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
      A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
    • Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

      Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:15:15 GMT
      Missouri has executed an inmate convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.
      Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.
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    • Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

      Baby found alive in trash can, SC woman charged

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:35 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:35:31 GMT
      A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro...
      A Greenville woman is accused of attempted murder and willful neglect after police say she dumped her newborn son in a trash can moments after giving birth. The child is alive and stable at an area hospital. Reports show 28 year old Sharon Ferguson gave birth inside a vacant home on Chaney Street in the Nicholtown community. They say after, she wrapped the boy in a plastic bag and a blanket and placed him in the trash can near the back of the house. Police say she then walked to a Laurens Ro...
    • Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

      Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:49:19 GMT
      Image from CNN/KHOU-TVImage from CNN/KHOU-TV
      In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
      In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."...
    • Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement

      Latta council votes to block Mayor from hiring police chief replacement

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:01:28 GMT
      The Latta Town Council voted unanimously in two key measures Tuesday night in support of fired Police Chief Crystal Moore.The council was having an emergency meeting to address the firing of Moore last week by Mayor Earl Bullard.Since her firing, there has been a landslide of support for Moore – and questions from townsfolk if she was fired because she is openly gay.The council voted 6-0 on an “emergency ordinance” that blocks the Mayor from hiring anyone to fill the police chief job for abou...
      The Latta Town Council voted unanimously in two key measures Tuesday night in support of fired Police Chief Crystal Moore.The council was having an emergency meeting to address the firing of Moore last week by Mayor Earl Bullard.Since her firing, there has been a landslide of support for Moore – and questions from townsfolk if she was fired because she is openly gay.The council voted 6-0 on an “emergency ordinance” that blocks the Mayor from hiring anyone to fill the police chief job for abou...
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