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    Voters back to polls in Pee Dee to select senator

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    KINGSTREE, S.C. (AP) - Voters are returning to the polls in South Carolina's Pee Dee region to select a state senator to replace Yancey McGill of Kingstree who is now lieutenant governor.State Rep. Ronnie Sabb and Sam Floyd are running in Tuesday's Democratic runoff in Senate District 32. They emerged as the top vote-getters in a four-way primary earlier this month.There is no Republican on the November ballot so the runoff will decide who becomes the new senator.McGill became lieutenant gove... More>>

    NC dad charged with murder in brutal death of infant son

    The dad, Ricky Lee Clark Jr. and Caden, who died in Feb. (Photos from Facebook and WNCT) The dad, Ricky Lee Clark Jr. and Caden, who died in Feb. (Photos from Facebook and WNCT)
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    The father of an NC 1-month-old baby has now been charged in the murder of the child, which happened in February. Just 2 weeks ago, officials ruled the Feb. 17 death of baby Caden Williams -- who suffered broken ribs, liver damage and head trauma -- a homicide.
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    Guardians ad Litem speaks about the fine line between spanking and child abuse Video included

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    The issue may have ended Ray Rice's football career.In addition, Panther's Defensive End Greg Hardy and Viking's star Running Back Adrian Peterson all sat out this weekends's games. While Hardy and Rice's cases involve adults, authorities say Peterson abused his four-year-old son. Peterson called the incident a "spanking."Heather Moore works as an Associate Attorney for Johnny Gardner Law Group in Conway. She assists DSSin Family Court with child abuse and neglect cases. Moore said she has de... More>>

    Florence man gets 35 years for killing ex-girlfriend

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    FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - A 47-year-old man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend in her Florence home.Local media outlets report Doni Anderson pleaded guilty to murder on Monday.Authorities say Anderson shot and killed 34-year-old Ken More>>

    Veterans react to change of date for the Memorial Day Parade Video included

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    The City of Myrtle Beach will move the annual parade to honor veterans from the Saturday before Memorial Day to another day in May.The city said it's part of a plan to better handle Memorial Day weekend. This past year, that weekend saw a lot of violence including three people shot to death in the city.Lou Mascherino, the owner of the Veterans Café, not only is a veteran himself, but speaks with veterans in the Myrtle... More>>

    Little River man on moped dies after hit & run crash

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    The South Carolina Highway Patrol is reporting a fatal wreck along the 11400 block of Highway 90 in Little River. It happened near North Myrtle Beach Middle School just before 7:30 Monday morning. We really don't have much information at this time as far as how many cars were involved or the victim. When we get more information we will pass it along. More>>

    2 men charged in Darlington murder

    Gibson (left) and Gregg.. Photos from Darlington Police Gibson (left) and Gregg.. Photos from Darlington Police
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    Two men were charged Monday by Darlington Police in connection with the murder of a man in August, police said.Quentin Joshua Gibson, age 23, and Antonio McCoy Gregg, age 24, were arrested Monday by the Darlington City Police Department in connection with th More>>

    Another Southern college student reported missing

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    The Charlottesville Police Department announced Monday their investigation into a missing persons incident involving a University of Virginia student. Hannah Elizabeth Graham is an 18-year-old, white female and is missing from the college in the Virginia mountains. More>>

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    • Edouard becomes major hurricane

      Edouard becomes major hurricane

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:08:03 GMT
      The Atlantic Basin continues to have a very slow tropical season, with only one named system and no other areas of concern being watched. As of 8 Monday morning, Hurricane Edouard maintains category 2 strength in the Central Atlantic, after reaching hurricane status over the weekend. This storm has maximum sustained winds of105mph, a minimum central pressure of966 mb and is movingnorthwest at 14 at mph. Edouard may reach major hurricane status briefly, but will soon turn north and then northe...
      The Atlantic Basin continues to have a very slow tropical season, with only one named system and no other areas of concern being watched. As of 8 Monday morning, Hurricane Edouard maintains category 2 strength in the Central Atlantic, after reaching hurricane status over the weekend. This storm has maximum sustained winds of105mph, a minimum central pressure of966 mb and is movingnorthwest at 14 at mph. Edouard may reach major hurricane status briefly, but will soon turn north and then northe...
    • 2nd Annual Holly's Hope Fun Run/Walk 2014 is October 25

      2nd Annual Holly's Hope Fun Run/Walk 2014 is October 25

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:27:22 GMT
      Holly's Hope organizers are excited to announce that the 2nd Annual Holly's Hope Fun Run/Walk 2014 will be held at Lake Busbee on Saturday, October 25, at 8:30 a.m. Registration to participate in the Fun Run/Walk is $30 for adults and $20 for children. Applications are available at Three Guys Subs and Pies or online at www.threeguyssubsandpies.com/updates and www.facebook.com/Holly Allen's Tribute Page and are being a...
      Holly's Hope organizers are excited to announce that the 2nd Annual Holly's Hope Fun Run/Walk 2014 will be held at Lake Busbee on Saturday, October 25, at 8:30 a.m. Registration to participate in the Fun Run/Walk is $30 for adults and $20 for children. Applications are available at Three Guys Subs and Pies or online at www.threeguyssubsandpies.com/updates and www.facebook.com/Holly Allen's Tribute Page and are being a...
    • Conway Police: Need help finding purse thieves

      Conway Police: Need help finding purse thieves

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:25 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:25:07 GMT
      On Wednesday September 10th, 2014 officers of the Conway Police Department responded to Walmart located at 2709 Church Street in Conway, in reference to a larceny. Upon arrival, officers were advised by the complainant that the victim left her pocket book in a shopping cart in the parking lot and two suspects took the victims pocketbook and left the scene. Surveillance video shows a white female and white male in the parking lot and the suspects pull up next to the cart and the female then ta...
      On Wednesday September 10th, 2014 officers of the Conway Police Department responded to Walmart located at 2709 Church Street in Conway, in reference to a larceny. Upon arrival, officers were advised by the complainant that the victim left her pocket book in a shopping cart in the parking lot and two suspects took the victims pocketbook and left the scene. Surveillance video shows a white female and white male in the parking lot and the suspects pull up next to the cart and the female then ta...
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    • McLeod Safe Kids hosts child safety check seats

      McLeod Safe Kids hosts child safety check seats

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:55:15 GMT
      McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal will host the upcoming Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check in Florence.The Third Thursday with Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check will take place on Thursday, September 18, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Florence Kohl's parking lot (3041 W. Radio Drive, Florence). This child safety seat check is held the third Thursday of each month at this same time and location. Safe Kids certifie...
      McLeod Safe Kids Pee Dee/Coastal will host the upcoming Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check in Florence.The Third Thursday with Kohl's Child Safety Seat Check will take place on Thursday, September 18, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Florence Kohl's parking lot (3041 W. Radio Drive, Florence). This child safety seat check is held the third Thursday of each month at this same time and location. Safe Kids certifie...
    • Voters back to polls in Pee Dee to select senator

      Voters back to polls in Pee Dee to select senator

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:56 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:56:01 GMT
      KINGSTREE, S.C. (AP) - Voters are returning to the polls in South Carolina's Pee Dee region to select a state senator to replace Yancey McGill of Kingstree who is now lieutenant governor.State Rep. Ronnie Sabb and Sam Floyd are running in Tuesday's Democratic runoff in Senate District 32. They emerged as the top vote-getters in a four-way primary earlier this month.There is no Republican on the November ballot so the runoff will decide who becomes the new senator.McGill became lieutenant gove...
      KINGSTREE, S.C. (AP) - Voters are returning to the polls in South Carolina's Pee Dee region to select a state senator to replace Yancey McGill of Kingstree who is now lieutenant governor.State Rep. Ronnie Sabb and Sam Floyd are running in Tuesday's Democratic runoff in Senate District 32. They emerged as the top vote-getters in a four-way primary earlier this month.There is no Republican on the November ballot so the runoff will decide who becomes the new senator.McGill became lieutenant gove...
    • Florence man gets 35 years for killing ex-girlfriend

      Florence man gets 35 years for killing ex-girlfriend

      Monday, September 15 2014 6:25 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:25:58 GMT
      FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - A 47-year-old man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend in her Florence home.Local media outlets report Doni Anderson pleaded guilty to murder on Monday.Authorities say Anderson shot and killed 34-year-old Ken
      FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) - A 47-year-old man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for killing his ex-girlfriend in her Florence home.Local media outlets report Doni Anderson pleaded guilty to murder on Monday.Authorities say Anderson shot and killed 34-year-old Ken
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    • Spartanburg park gets rid of train that crashed

      Spartanburg park gets rid of train that crashed

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:12:46 GMT
      A Spartanburg park is getting rid of a children's train that was involved in a crash that killed a child and injured 28 people. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports the Spartanburg County Council voted Tuesday on a plan to redesign Cleveland Park that does not include the miniature train that has carried children around the park for decades. Council members say the families of the children riding the train when it crashed did not want it to return. Interim Parks Department Director Jim C...
      A Spartanburg park is getting rid of a children's train that was involved in a crash that killed a child and injured 28 people. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports the Spartanburg County Council voted Tuesday on a plan to redesign Cleveland Park that does not include the miniature train that has carried children around the park for decades. Council members say the families of the children riding the train when it crashed did not want it to return. Interim Parks Department Director Jim C...
    • Ex-POW Jessica Lynch starring in Christian film shot in NC

      Ex-POW Jessica Lynch starring in Christian film shot in NC

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:04:45 GMT
      Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch has landed a lead role in a Christian film. Morgantown-based JC Films is producing "One Church," being shot this month in Rock Hill, South Carolina. JC Films president and screenwriter Jason Campbell says the drama explores the possible government takeover of churches. It stars Lynch, the West Virginia native who was captured after her Army unit took a wrong turn and came under attack in Iraq in 2003. She was rescued after nine days in captivity. Churches ...
      Former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch has landed a lead role in a Christian film. Morgantown-based JC Films is producing "One Church," being shot this month in Rock Hill, South Carolina. JC Films president and screenwriter Jason Campbell says the drama explores the possible government takeover of churches. It stars Lynch, the West Virginia native who was captured after her Army unit took a wrong turn and came under attack in Iraq in 2003. She was rescued after nine days in captivity. Churches ...
    • SC youth pastor killed in hit & run crash

      SC youth pastor killed in hit & run crash

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:12:29 GMT
      Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly wreck in Spartanburg County, where troopers say a driver left the scene after hitting youth pastor Jemel "Jay" Hillard Lawter, Jr. Troopers are still searching for the hit-and-run driver.It happened on Interstate 26 westbound just past Highway 221 near mile marker 29 around 5 a.m. Monday. The interstate was closed until about 10 a.m. on the westbound side at exit 35.Corporal Bill Rhyne said Timothy Holden from Spartanburg was driving eastbound on I-26 ...
      Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly wreck in Spartanburg County, where troopers say a driver left the scene after hitting youth pastor Jemel "Jay" Hillard Lawter, Jr. Troopers are still searching for the hit-and-run driver.It happened on Interstate 26 westbound just past Highway 221 near mile marker 29 around 5 a.m. Monday. The interstate was closed until about 10 a.m. on the westbound side at exit 35.Corporal Bill Rhyne said Timothy Holden from Spartanburg was driving eastbound on I-26 ...
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    • Police: Progress in barracks ambush investigation

      Police: Progress in barracks ambush investigation

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:21:37 GMT
      By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police, regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp, and picked just the right...
      By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press Authorities say they've made progress in their effort to catch the gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers, killing one and injuring the other.
    • House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

      House panel: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:13:19 GMT
      A House committee has determined that the government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the...
      The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority...
    • Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California town

      Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California town

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:05:02 GMT
      Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.
      Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a black cloud coming over the hills.
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    • Timmonsville Public Library hosts pet show to honor National Library Card Sign Up Month

      Timmonsville Public Library hosts pet show to honor National Library Card Sign Up Month

      Monday, September 15 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:07:01 GMT
      September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Timmonsville Public Library hosted a pet show as an incentive to get people to come in a register for a library card. The American Library Association says this month is a time to remind parents and children that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Go to your local library to sign up for a library card.
      September is National Library Card Sign-up Month. Timmonsville Public Library hosted a pet show as an incentive to get people to come in a register for a library card. The American Library Association says this month is a time to remind parents and children that a library card is the most important school supply of all. Go to your local library to sign up for a library card.
    • Myrtle Beach puppy with broken legs in need of surgery

      Myrtle Beach puppy with broken legs in need of surgery

      Thursday, September 4 2014 6:42 AM EDT2014-09-04 10:42:11 GMT
      A group of people are working together to raise money for a dog in need of surgery. The dog, known as "lil bit,” was brought to the Horry County Animal Care Center a few weeks ago.Kelly Bonome, the Operations Manager at Horry County Animal Care Center, said the center sees about 10 thousand animals every year. But one, made a lasting impression.“We had a woman come in and she needed to surrender a dog and so she fille...
      A group of people are working together to raise money for a dog in need of surgery. The dog, known as "lil bit,” was brought to the Horry County Animal Care Center a few weeks ago.Kelly Bonome, the Operations Manager at Horry County Animal Care Center, said the center sees about 10 thousand animals every year. But one, made a lasting impression.“We had a woman come in and she needed to surrender a dog and so she fille...
    • Leaders break ground on youth homeless shelter in Little River

      Leaders break ground on youth homeless shelter in Little River

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-08-27 00:30:53 GMT
      Leaders broke ground Tuesday on a new shelter for young people on the North End of the Strand. The Sea Haven for youth shelter is going up in Little River.Christina Jackson, the Executive Director for Sea Haven, said the one story building will house up to 16 youth at a time. That will double their capacity from what they currently house.The residential program will act like a home for youth ages 13 to 17 years old wh...
      Leaders broke ground Tuesday on a new shelter for young people on the North End of the Strand. The Sea Haven for youth shelter is going up in Little River.Christina Jackson, the Executive Director for Sea Haven, said the one story building will house up to 16 youth at a time. That will double their capacity from what they currently house.The residential program will act like a home for youth ages 13 to 17 years old wh...
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    • SC youth pastor killed in hit & run crash

      SC youth pastor killed in hit & run crash

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:12:29 GMT
      Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly wreck in Spartanburg County, where troopers say a driver left the scene after hitting youth pastor Jemel "Jay" Hillard Lawter, Jr. Troopers are still searching for the hit-and-run driver.It happened on Interstate 26 westbound just past Highway 221 near mile marker 29 around 5 a.m. Monday. The interstate was closed until about 10 a.m. on the westbound side at exit 35.Corporal Bill Rhyne said Timothy Holden from Spartanburg was driving eastbound on I-26 ...
      Highway Patrol is investigating a deadly wreck in Spartanburg County, where troopers say a driver left the scene after hitting youth pastor Jemel "Jay" Hillard Lawter, Jr. Troopers are still searching for the hit-and-run driver.It happened on Interstate 26 westbound just past Highway 221 near mile marker 29 around 5 a.m. Monday. The interstate was closed until about 10 a.m. on the westbound side at exit 35.Corporal Bill Rhyne said Timothy Holden from Spartanburg was driving eastbound on I-26 ...
    • Letter found with body of ASU student

      Letter found with body of ASU student

      Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:17 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:17:44 GMT
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      The Boone Police Department said Monday that a letter was discovered with the body of an Appalachian State University student, indicating her death may have been a suicide.The body of 18-year-old Anna Smith was discovered Saturday in a heavily wooded area off Poplar Grove Road in Boone, not far from the university. She had been missing since Sept. 3 when she was seen leaving her college dorm.Boone Police said in a statement on their website that a letter written by Smith was discovered with h...
      The Boone Police Department said Monday that a letter was discovered with the body of an Appalachian State University student, indicating her death may have been a suicide.The body of 18-year-old Anna Smith was discovered Saturday in a heavily wooded area off Poplar Grove Road in Boone, not far from the university. She had been missing since Sept. 3 when she was seen leaving her college dorm.Boone Police said in a statement on their website that a letter written by Smith was discovered with h...
    • 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.
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