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  • SC teen girl dies in crash near university

    SC teen girl dies in crash near university

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-08-01 23:50:03 GMT
    Crash image from WCBD. Hannah's photo from ask.fm.Crash image from WCBD. Hannah's photo from ask.fm.
    A 14-year-old South Carolina girl died in a tragic crash near Charleston on Thursday just after noon. The incident involved three vehicles on University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University. According to North Charleston Police
    A 14-year-old South Carolina girl died in a tragic crash near Charleston on Thursday just after noon. The incident involved three vehicles on University Boulevard near Charleston Southern University. According to North Charleston Police
  • Quintuplets released from hospital 4 months after being born

    Quintuplets released from hospital 4 months after being born

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:16:05 GMT
    Steven and Michelle Seal, took home their quintuplets after waiting months for the babies to be well enough.Thursday the family of 6 left Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas with all 5 babies. The four girls and one boy were born in March. It was the first set of quintuplets to be delivered at Baylor Hospital. They were born about two months early. The first baby went home June 6 but it wasn't until this week that the final baby was released. It was an emotional day for the nurses and ...
    Steven and Michelle Seal, took home their quintuplets after waiting months for the babies to be well enough.Thursday the family of 6 left Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas with all 5 babies. The four girls and one boy were born in March. It was the first set of quintuplets to be delivered at Baylor Hospital. They were born about two months early. The first baby went home June 6 but it wasn't until this week that the final baby was released. It was an emotional day for the nurses and ...
  • 2-3 waterspouts spotted off island near Savannah

    2-3 waterspouts spotted off island near Savannah

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:00:53 GMT
    Photo from David Lake - WSAVPhoto from David Lake - WSAV
    The National Weather Service confirms that a water spout was spotted off the coast of Tybee Island on Friday morning. Tybee Ocean rescue says 2-3 waterspouts were seen near North Beach.
    The National Weather Service confirms that a water spout was spotted off the coast of Tybee Island on Friday morning. Tybee Ocean rescue says 2-3 waterspouts were seen near North Beach.
  • SC teen girl wins $200,000 first time playing lottery

    SC teen girl wins $200,000 first time playing lottery

    Friday, August 1 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-08-01 19:44:19 GMT
    A Charleston 19-year-old won $200,000 her first time playing the Lottery. "And I'm going shopping," she said. Her lists of wants included a new car, a manicure and pedicure, dinner with friends, and another lottery ticket.
    A Charleston 19-year-old won $200,000 her first time playing the Lottery. "And I'm going shopping," she said. Her lists of wants included a new car, a manicure and pedicure, dinner with friends, and another lottery ticket.
  • Power briefly transferred to Democrat while Gov. Haley underwent outpatient surgery

    Power briefly transferred to Democrat while Gov. Haley underwent outpatient surgery

    Friday, August 1 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-08-01 17:27:37 GMT
    Gov. Nikki Haley is home after temporarily transferring some executive power to Democratic Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill.A Haley aide told The Associated Press that the Republican governor had outpatient surgery on her right arm Friday morning for "radial nerve decompression."Haley transferred authority under a constitutional provision that says the lieutenant governor "shall have full authority to act in an emergency" in the case of the governor's temporary disability or absence.Spokesman Rob Godfr...
    Gov. Nikki Haley is home after temporarily transferring some executive power to Democratic Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill.A Haley aide told The Associated Press that the Republican governor had outpatient surgery on her right arm Friday morning for "radial nerve decompression."Haley transferred authority under a constitutional provision that says the lieutenant governor "shall have full authority to act in an emergency" in the case of the governor's temporary disability or absence.Spokesman Rob Godfr...
  • Too many students on water slide lead to collapse and injuries

    Too many students on water slide lead to collapse and injuries

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:22:18 GMT
    A water slide in Florida collapsed Thursday, injuring 13 high school students and sending five of them to hospitals. The Fleming Island High School band was hosting a pool party at the Eagle Harbor Community pool at the time. Fire officials say there were 10 to 15 people on the slide, even though a sign on the stairs said only one person should be on the slide at a time.About one-third of the slide collapsed into a retention pond next to the pool. Most of the injuries were said to be minor, w...
    A water slide in Florida collapsed Thursday, injuring 13 high school students and sending five of them to hospitals. The Fleming Island High School band was hosting a pool party at the Eagle Harbor Community pool at the time. Fire officials say there were 10 to 15 people on the slide, even though a sign on the stairs said only one person should be on the slide at a time.About one-third of the slide collapsed into a retention pond next to the pool. Most of the injuries were said to be minor, w...
  • Patient at NC hospital could have malaria

    Patient at NC hospital could have malaria

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:17 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:17:43 GMT
    Health officials in North Carolina say a patient showed signs of Malaria. The health department was waiting for final results.Officials say the patient traveled from Africa.A corridor of the Carolinas Medical Center Emergency room was roped off on the first floor. Health officials said they did determine the patient did *not* have Ebola. The patient has since been discharged from the hospital.
    Health officials in North Carolina say a patient showed signs of Malaria. The health department was waiting for final results.Officials say the patient traveled from Africa.A corridor of the Carolinas Medical Center Emergency room was roped off on the first floor. Health officials said they did determine the patient did *not* have Ebola. The patient has since been discharged from the hospital.
  • Americans with Ebola coming to the United States

    Americans with Ebola coming to the United States

    Friday, August 1 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:29:09 GMT
    Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol contracted Ebola in West Africa serving as missioniaries.Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol contracted Ebola in West Africa serving as missioniaries.
    The two Americans who contracted the Ebola Virus are coming back to the United States. Nancy Writebol who's from North Carolina, works for the Christian mission organization SIM and recently served in Liberia. She served alongside Dr. Kent Brantly on a joint team of people with Samaritan's Purse. Brantly , who trained as a physician in Texas, also contracted Ebola. The missionaries will be treated in Atlanta. At least one of the missionaries will be brought to a...
    The two Americans who contracted the Ebola Virus are coming back to the United States. Nancy Writebol who's from North Carolina, works for the Christian mission organization SIM and recently served in Liberia. She served alongside Dr. Kent Brantly on a joint team of people with Samaritan's Purse. Brantly , who trained as a physician in Texas, also contracted Ebola. The missionaries will be treated in Atlanta. At least one of the missionaries will be brought to a...
  • Woman survives 8 days in car; uses plastic bags to catch rain for water

    Woman survives 8 days in car; uses plastic bags to catch rain for water

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:58 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:58:44 GMT
    An Oklahoma woman survived eight days in her car after it went down an embankment into a muddy ditch. Kay Springer was out running errands when she became disoriented. Her car ran off the road and sat there more than a week until she was rescued. Her car got stuck in the mud near the Arkansas River below Highway 62. She couldn't climb out of the steep embankment.Doctors say she became disoriented because her cancer came back and the tumor had swelled up and basically knocked her unconscious.S...
    An Oklahoma woman survived eight days in her car after it went down an embankment into a muddy ditch. Kay Springer was out running errands when she became disoriented. Her car ran off the road and sat there more than a week until she was rescued. Her car got stuck in the mud near the Arkansas River below Highway 62. She couldn't climb out of the steep embankment.Doctors say she became disoriented because her cancer came back and the tumor had swelled up and basically knocked her unconscious.S...
  • Ban on importing lionfish into FL takes effect

    Ban on importing lionfish into FL takes effect

    Friday, August 1 2014 7:13 AM EDT2014-08-01 11:13:05 GMT
    A ban on importing live lionfish into Florida is taking effect. Aquarium shops will be allowed to obtain new lionfish from divers instead. The ban is one of several changes the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says will reduce the number of lionfish introduced into state waters. Other changes taking effect Friday will make it easier for lionfish hunters to remove the spiny predators from the water. Now divers can use an air-recycling device called...
    A ban on importing live lionfish into Florida is taking effect. Aquarium shops will be allowed to obtain new lionfish from divers instead. The ban is one of several changes the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says will reduce the number of lionfish introduced into state waters. Other changes taking effect Friday will make it easier for lionfish hunters to remove the spiny predators from the water. Now divers can use an air-recycling device called...
  • Audio of Clinton on day before 9/11: 'Could have killed' bin Laden

    Audio of Clinton on day before 9/11: 'Could have killed' bin Laden

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:45:39 GMT
    Photo of Bil Clinton from Bill Clinton Facebook page by Barbara Kinney/Clinton FoundationPhoto of Bil Clinton from Bill Clinton Facebook page by Barbara Kinney/Clinton Foundation
    The day before the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, former President Bill Clinton told a group of businessmen in Australia that he "could have killed" the man behind those attacks, Osama bin Laden, in 1998,
    The day before the terror attacks on September 11, 2001, former President Bill Clinton told a group of businessmen in Australia that he "could have killed" the man behind those attacks, Osama bin Laden, in 1998,
  • Clemson foam technology could detect banned weapons

    Clemson foam technology could detect banned weapons

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:35:41 GMT
    Foam technology could help detect banned weapons.Foam technology could help detect banned weapons.
    By Jenna Troum (WSPA)In a corner of a lab at Clemson University, a big project is brewing that could change the way inspectors monitor for chemical weapons.“If there is a treaty between the United States and another country, they are not supposed to use certain chemicals. Then we should check it," said materials science and engineering professor Igor Luzinov.His project may not look like much -- just a one-inch-by-one-inch silicon chip that fits easily in the palm of your hand.But it could ma...
    By Jenna Troum (WSPA)In a corner of a lab at Clemson University, a big project is brewing that could change the way inspectors monitor for chemical weapons.“If there is a treaty between the United States and another country, they are not supposed to use certain chemicals. Then we should check it," said materials science and engineering professor Igor Luzinov.His project may not look like much -- just a one-inch-by-one-inch silicon chip that fits easily in the palm of your hand.But it could ma...
  • SC will not ignore Common Core when writing new school standards

    SC will not ignore Common Core when writing new school standards

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:24:42 GMT
    This meeting was called after the state ed. supt. said he would throw out Common Core standards on his own, going against a new state law. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)This meeting was called after the state ed. supt. said he would throw out Common Core standards on his own, going against a new state law. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
    By Robert KittleState lawmakers were assured Thursday that South Carolina will not ignore the current Common Core standards in math and English when new standards are written. State education superintendent Mick Zais had ordered the panels writing the new standards to ignore Common Core completely.That worried state lawmakers because they passed a law this year requiring the state to review the Common Core standards, so they say ignoring them and writing new ones would violate that law. They ...
    By Robert KittleState lawmakers were assured Thursday that South Carolina will not ignore the current Common Core standards in math and English when new standards are written. State education superintendent Mick Zais had ordered the panels writing the new standards to ignore Common Core completely.That worried state lawmakers because they passed a law this year requiring the state to review the Common Core standards, so they say ignoring them and writing new ones would violate that law. They ...
  • 'HPV vaccination ruined my life,' former cheerleader says

    'HPV vaccination ruined my life,' former cheerleader says

    Thursday, July 31 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:55:42 GMT
    Ashley AdairAshley Adair
    Gardasil is the highly recommended HPV vaccine doctors encourage every young girl and boy to get. This vaccine is supposed to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts. While many people don't experience any side-effects, one girl says it ruined her life.Ashley Adair
    Gardasil is the highly recommended HPV vaccine doctors encourage every young girl and boy to get. This vaccine is supposed to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts. While many people don't experience any side-effects, one girl says it ruined her life.Ashley Adair
  • Ex-Miss Savannah breaks silence about killing boyfriend

    Ex-Miss Savannah breaks silence about killing boyfriend

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:26:48 GMT
    Redmond being crowned Miss Savannah.. and during an interview with WSAV-TVRedmond being crowned Miss Savannah.. and during an interview with WSAV-TV
    Eleven years ago Savannah ignited worldwide attention when the city's beauty queen of just 4 months was charged with the murder of her boyfriend. Nikki Redmond was acquitted after facing life in prison. She has remained quiet about her personal life until now.
    Eleven years ago Savannah ignited worldwide attention when the city's beauty queen of just 4 months was charged with the murder of her boyfriend. Nikki Redmond was acquitted after facing life in prison. She has remained quiet about her personal life until now.
  • Big Bang Theory production on hold during contract talks

    Big Bang Theory production on hold during contract talks

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:57:58 GMT
    Production for the widely popular CBS show, Big Bang Theory, is on hold. Contract negotiations have forced a halt in production for the eighth season. The stars for the show currently do not have new contracts and that means a delay to the new season.Warner Bros. Television which produces the comedy, was supposed to start production Wednesday, July 30. CBS renewed the show through the tenth season. CBS boss Nina Tassler said, "We're feeling very confident that everything will work out."The st...
    Production for the widely popular CBS show, Big Bang Theory, is on hold. Contract negotiations have forced a halt in production for the eighth season. The stars for the show currently do not have new contracts and that means a delay to the new season.Warner Bros. Television which produces the comedy, was supposed to start production Wednesday, July 30. CBS renewed the show through the tenth season. CBS boss Nina Tassler said, "We're feeling very confident that everything will work out."The st...
  • Ice cream that changes color when you lick it

    Ice cream that changes color when you lick it

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:11:28 GMT
    Here's a fun way to beat the summer heat, an ice cream that changes colors as you lick it.The unusual cool treat was created by Spanish physicist Manuel Linares, who says the ice cream is made with natural ingredients, according to Sploid.gizmodo.com.The ice cream is called "Xamaleon" and is flavored like fruit salad. It starts out a pale blue color and is then sprayed with an all natural, edible spray that makes the ice cream change color as you lick it. Linares won't say what is in the magi...
    Here's a fun way to beat the summer heat, an ice cream that changes colors as you lick it.The unusual cool treat was created by Spanish physicist Manuel Linares, who says the ice cream is made with natural ingredients, according to Sploid.gizmodo.com.The ice cream is called "Xamaleon" and is flavored like fruit salad. It starts out a pale blue color and is then sprayed with an all natural, edible spray that makes the ice cream change color as you lick it. Linares won't say what is in the magi...
  • Services planned for teen killed while walking her dog

    Services planned for teen killed while walking her dog

    Thursday, July 31 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-31 12:10:55 GMT
    Visitation will be held Thursday and a funeral Friday for 14-year-old April Millsap who took her dog on a walk and was later found dead in a ditch in Armada, Michigan.She went for a walk along a popular nature trail in Macomb County.Her mother reported her missing last Thursday when she didn't come home from her daily walk with Penny. Penny didn't leave April's body. Two joggers along the trail got the sense that some...
    Visitation will be held Thursday and a funeral Friday for 14-year-old April Millsap who took her dog on a walk and was later found dead in a ditch in Armada, Michigan.She went for a walk along a popular nature trail in Macomb County.Her mother reported her missing last Thursday when she didn't come home from her daily walk with Penny. Penny didn't leave April's body. Two joggers along the trail got the sense that some...
  • Grandmother sues SC sheriff over chase that killed her granddaughter

    Grandmother sues SC sheriff over chase that killed her granddaughter

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:59 AM EDT2014-07-31 11:59:31 GMT
    A grandmother is suing the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office after her granddaughter died in a crash during a chase by deputies nearly two years ago.The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that Trena Rice has also sued Sheriff Chuck Wright and the deputy involved.Queniya Tykia Shelton died after her mother, Erikka Dominique Shelton, crashed her SUV while running from deputies.Circuit Judge Derham Cole ruled this ...
    A grandmother is suing the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office after her granddaughter died in a crash during a chase by deputies nearly two years ago.The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reported that Trena Rice has also sued Sheriff Chuck Wright and the deputy involved.Queniya Tykia Shelton died after her mother, Erikka Dominique Shelton, crashed her SUV while running from deputies.Circuit Judge Derham Cole ruled this ...
  • Starbucks making good on promise to hire veterans

    Starbucks making good on promise to hire veterans

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:53:07 GMT
    James Bossio works as an assistant manager at a Starbucks in Morrisville.James Bossio works as an assistant manager at a Starbucks in Morrisville.
    Starbucks is now the latest major corporation stepping up and showing their appreciation to the troops.The coffee giant is making good on a pledge to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.James Bossio works as an assistant manager at a Starbucks in Morrisville. He served in the U.S. Army for nine years with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.Starbucks hired Bossio four months ago.“Starbucks makes it a point to be a driving force for good in the communiti...
    Starbucks is now the latest major corporation stepping up and showing their appreciation to the troops.The coffee giant is making good on a pledge to hire 10,000 veterans and military spouses over the next five years.James Bossio works as an assistant manager at a Starbucks in Morrisville. He served in the U.S. Army for nine years with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.Starbucks hired Bossio four months ago.“Starbucks makes it a point to be a driving force for good in the communiti...
  • NC Grandfather & grandson dead after more than 90 shots fired into home

    NC Grandfather & grandson dead after more than 90 shots fired into home

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:44:23 GMT
    A grandfather and his 10-year-old grandson were killed Wednesday morning when the man's son-in-law fired more than 90 rounds at his home just outside of Fayetteville. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said 61-year-old Gary Simpson, and Simpson's 10-year-old grandson, Trekwan Covington, were shot and killed Wednesday when 41-year-old Andrew Michaelis fired more than 90 rounds at Simpson's home on New Moon Drive.Trekwan Covington's father Kelly Covington said he was at work when his ex-wif...
    A grandfather and his 10-year-old grandson were killed Wednesday morning when the man's son-in-law fired more than 90 rounds at his home just outside of Fayetteville. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said 61-year-old Gary Simpson, and Simpson's 10-year-old grandson, Trekwan Covington, were shot and killed Wednesday when 41-year-old Andrew Michaelis fired more than 90 rounds at Simpson's home on New Moon Drive.Trekwan Covington's father Kelly Covington said he was at work when his ex-wif...
  • Concealed Weapons Permit applications in SC double in 3 years

    Concealed Weapons Permit applications in SC double in 3 years

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:27:04 GMT
    Amanda Metz at a gun range. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)Amanda Metz at a gun range. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
    By Robert KittleThe number of concealed weapons permit applications, or CWPs , has more than doubled in South Carolina over the last three years. Because of the attention on CWPs after new laws in August of last year and February of this year, we took a look at the numbers and what the state is doing to keep guns out of the wrong hands.The new law last August prohibits anyone declared by a judge to be mentally unfit from buying a gun, and reports those court rulings to the National Instant Ba...
    By Robert KittleThe number of concealed weapons permit applications, or CWPs , has more than doubled in South Carolina over the last three years. Because of the attention on CWPs after new laws in August of last year and February of this year, we took a look at the numbers and what the state is doing to keep guns out of the wrong hands.The new law last August prohibits anyone declared by a judge to be mentally unfit from buying a gun, and reports those court rulings to the National Instant Ba...
  • SC baby found 12 lbs under weight in filth, parents vanish, authorities say

    SC baby found 12 lbs under weight in filth, parents vanish, authorities say

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:49:56 GMT
    Garten and Schultz..Garten and Schultz..
    Authorities are looking for parents of a baby boy who have fled since their house was checked by DSS and baby taken by authorities last week, officials said. On Friday July 25 officers responded to a home on Jesse Round Lane in Colleton County for
    Authorities are looking for parents of a baby boy who have fled since their house was checked by DSS and baby taken by authorities last week, officials said. On Friday July 25 officers responded to a home on Jesse Round Lane in Colleton County for
  • Same-sex couples denied SC marriage licenses; petition drive begins

    Same-sex couples denied SC marriage licenses; petition drive begins

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:30:16 GMT
    Ryan Wilson, director of SC Equality, looks at an online petition that started Wed. asking SC’s attorney general to stop defending the state’s ban on gay marriages. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)Ryan Wilson, director of SC Equality, looks at an online petition that started Wed. asking SC’s attorney general to stop defending the state’s ban on gay marriages. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
    By Robert KittleSeveral same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages. They were part of Campaign for Southern Equality’s “We Do” campaign. Supporters of gay marriage rally and then try to get marriage licenses, even though they know they’ll be denied."Unfortunately we were denied this time, but we are quite hopeful that with the ruling this Monday that it'll change," Rachel Duncan said afterward, with her p...
    By Robert KittleSeveral same-sex couples tried to get marriage licenses in Greenville Wednesday but were denied because of the state’s ban on gay marriages. They were part of Campaign for Southern Equality’s “We Do” campaign. Supporters of gay marriage rally and then try to get marriage licenses, even though they know they’ll be denied."Unfortunately we were denied this time, but we are quite hopeful that with the ruling this Monday that it'll change," Rachel Duncan said afterward, with her p...
  • Swim warnings at public beach points in Atlantic Beach

    Swim warnings at public beach points in Atlantic Beach

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:32:25 GMT
    Swim warnings issued at two public beach access points in Atlantic Beach.Swim warnings issued at two public beach access points in Atlantic Beach.
    The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program issues warnings for two beach access points in Atlantic Beach.
    The N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program issues warnings for two beach access points in Atlantic Beach.
  • SC firefighter hospitalized as crews battle house fire

    SC firefighter hospitalized as crews battle house fire

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:03:12 GMT
    Image from @clutch_tylerImage from @clutch_tyler
    One firefighter was injured while battling a fire on Coburg Court in Boiling Springs Wednesday afternoon.People were inside the home when the fire broke out around 5 pm, according to officials. They were able to get out safely.
    One firefighter was injured while battling a fire on Coburg Court in Boiling Springs Wednesday afternoon.People were inside the home when the fire broke out around 5 pm, according to officials. They were able to get out safely.
  • Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

    Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:48:04 GMT
    Facebook image from Dan FlynnFacebook image from Dan Flynn
    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
  • SC county arrests 27 in prostitution crack-down

    SC county arrests 27 in prostitution crack-down

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:40:26 GMT
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    A 3-day prostitution sting in Greenville County ended with 27 arrests.The operation started July 17 and targeted areas including Old Buncombe Road, Whitehorse Road and hotels in the southern portion of the county, according to sheriff’s office.
    A 3-day prostitution sting in Greenville County ended with 27 arrests.The operation started July 17 and targeted areas including Old Buncombe Road, Whitehorse Road and hotels in the southern portion of the county, according to sheriff’s office.
  • Bond denied for SC waitress charged in boyfriend's stabbing death

    Bond denied for SC waitress charged in boyfriend's stabbing death

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 19:06:59 GMT
    Wells and Richardson in a Facebook photoWells and Richardson in a Facebook photo
    Bond has been denied for an SC Huddle House waitress who police say fatally stabbed her boyfriend in Sumter. Authorities say that 20-year-old Helen Louise Wells confessed to officers that she stabbed her live-in boyfriend with a knife after an argument on Saturday,
    Bond has been denied for an SC Huddle House waitress who police say fatally stabbed her boyfriend in Sumter. Authorities say that 20-year-old Helen Louise Wells confessed to officers that she stabbed her live-in boyfriend with a knife after an argument on Saturday,
  • Prayer vigil planned for NC woman suffering from Ebola virus

    Prayer vigil planned for NC woman suffering from Ebola virus

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:42:43 GMT
    A special prayer vigil is plannedWednesdayat 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Church for Charlotte-based SIM missionary Nancy Writebol, as she continues her battle to fight off the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia.Along with Dr. Kent Brantly, Writebol was serving on a joint team of people with Samaritan’s Purse and SIM in the West African nation of Liberia when they contracted the virus. Their conditions are both stable, a...
    A special prayer vigil is plannedWednesdayat 6:30 p.m. at Calvary Church for Charlotte-based SIM missionary Nancy Writebol, as she continues her battle to fight off the deadly Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia.Along with Dr. Kent Brantly, Writebol was serving on a joint team of people with Samaritan’s Purse and SIM in the West African nation of Liberia when they contracted the virus. Their conditions are both stable, a...
  • Drone carrying contraband crashes at SC prison

    Drone carrying contraband crashes at SC prison

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:22 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:22:23 GMT
    South Carolina officials are looking for a person they say tried to use a drone to sneak cellphones and other contraband into a maximum-security prison.Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said Wednesday that officials found a crashed drone in bushes outside Lee Correctional Institution earlier this year. At the site, Givens says officers also found contraband materials, including cellphones, tobacco products and marijuana.One man has been arrested and charged with trying to gi...
    South Carolina officials are looking for a person they say tried to use a drone to sneak cellphones and other contraband into a maximum-security prison.Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said Wednesday that officials found a crashed drone in bushes outside Lee Correctional Institution earlier this year. At the site, Givens says officers also found contraband materials, including cellphones, tobacco products and marijuana.One man has been arrested and charged with trying to gi...
  • North Carolina sheriff: 3 people killed; 3 deputies injured in shootout

    North Carolina sheriff: 3 people killed; 3 deputies injured in shootout

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:19:48 GMT
    A North Carolina sheriff says three people have been killed and three deputies injured in a shootout at a mobile home park outside Fayetteville.Cumberland County Sheriff Moose Butler told local media outlets Wednesday morning that deputies were called to a domestic dispute about 7 a.m. Wednesday. At the residence, gunfire was exchanged with one person, who was among the three killed.Deputies did not immediately say whether the people died in the domestic dispute or in the shootout.The names o...
    A North Carolina sheriff says three people have been killed and three deputies injured in a shootout at a mobile home park outside Fayetteville.Cumberland County Sheriff Moose Butler told local media outlets Wednesday morning that deputies were called to a domestic dispute about 7 a.m. Wednesday. At the residence, gunfire was exchanged with one person, who was among the three killed.Deputies did not immediately say whether the people died in the domestic dispute or in the shootout.The names o...
  • Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner to be built exclusively in North Charleston

    Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner to be built exclusively in North Charleston

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-07-30 18:04:29 GMT
    Boeing announced Wednesday that it's 787-10 Dreamliner will be built exclusively in North Charleston. The 787-10 is the largest of the Dreamliner family. The design of the 787-10 is underway in Everett, with final assembly of the first 787-10 scheduled to begin in South Carolina in 2017. Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager of the 787 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, pointed to efficiency as part of the decision. He said, "This will allow us to balance 787 production across ...
    Boeing announced Wednesday that it's 787-10 Dreamliner will be built exclusively in North Charleston. The 787-10 is the largest of the Dreamliner family. The design of the 787-10 is underway in Everett, with final assembly of the first 787-10 scheduled to begin in South Carolina in 2017. Larry Loftis, vice president and general manager of the 787 program, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, pointed to efficiency as part of the decision. He said, "This will allow us to balance 787 production across ...
  • FL patient dies from flesh-eating bacteria

    FL patient dies from flesh-eating bacteria

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:06:31 GMT
    Sarasota County health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria.Officials said Tuesday that 11 cases were reported statewide in 2014 and 41 cases in 2013. The two Sarasota people who contracted vibrio vulnificus were middle-aged and had medically compromising conditions.Vibrio is an infection caused by a bacteria found in warm salt water. It's in th...
    Sarasota County health officials have issued a warning against eating raw oysters and exposing open wounds to coastal and inland waters after one person died and another was sickened by a flesh-eating bacteria.Officials said Tuesday that 11 cases were reported statewide in 2014 and 41 cases in 2013. The two Sarasota people who contracted vibrio vulnificus were middle-aged and had medically compromising conditions.Vibrio is an infection caused by a bacteria found in warm salt water. It's in th...
  • Deadly weather: 2/3 of deaths related to extreme cold

    Deadly weather: 2/3 of deaths related to extreme cold

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:58:34 GMT
    The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report.That may surprise some people, the researchers acknowledged. Hurricanes, tornadoes and heat waves "get more publicity, for some reason, than cold-related deaths," said Deborah Ingram, one of the report's authors.The report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed U.S. deaths attributed to the cold, the heat, storm...
    The weather kills at least 2,000 Americans each year and nearly two-thirds of the deaths are from the cold, according to a new government report.That may surprise some people, the researchers acknowledged. Hurricanes, tornadoes and heat waves "get more publicity, for some reason, than cold-related deaths," said Deborah Ingram, one of the report's authors.The report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed U.S. deaths attributed to the cold, the heat, storm...
  • SC's substandard bridges on the road to improvement

    SC's substandard bridges on the road to improvement

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:33:54 GMT
    CHARLOTTE, N.C.(Press Release) - Extra funds have ramped up South Carolinas efforts to repair and replace deficient bridges, but one in five of the state's bridges still remain substandard, according to AAA Carolinas. Horry County, the most visited county by tourists in the state as the home of Myrtle Beach, has 17% of its 407 bridges ranked substandard. That is better than the 24% national average. None of Horry Coun...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C.(Press Release) - Extra funds have ramped up South Carolinas efforts to repair and replace deficient bridges, but one in five of the state's bridges still remain substandard, according to AAA Carolinas. Horry County, the most visited county by tourists in the state as the home of Myrtle Beach, has 17% of its 407 bridges ranked substandard. That is better than the 24% national average. None of Horry Coun...
  • 2 NC escaped inmates caught in GA

    2 NC escaped inmates caught in GA

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:29 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:29:06 GMT
    The McDowell County Sheriff's Office continue searchingfor two western North Carolina escaped inmates who are considered armed and dangerous.The inmates, Calvin Lee Metcalf, 20, from Bakersville, NC, and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf, 25, from Spruce Pine, reportedly assaulted a deputyin Avery County around 4 p.m. Tuesday and then proceeded to steal his vehicle at gunpoint."They were being held in McDowell County on Mitchell County break-in charges," said Richelle Bailey, Public Information Assist...
    The McDowell County Sheriff's Office continue searchingfor two western North Carolina escaped inmates who are considered armed and dangerous.The inmates, Calvin Lee Metcalf, 20, from Bakersville, NC, and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf, 25, from Spruce Pine, reportedly assaulted a deputyin Avery County around 4 p.m. Tuesday and then proceeded to steal his vehicle at gunpoint."They were being held in McDowell County on Mitchell County break-in charges," said Richelle Bailey, Public Information Assist...
  • College student still recovering 3 months after spider bite

    College student still recovering 3 months after spider bite

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:18 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:18:48 GMT
    A 19-year-old college student is continuing to recover after she was bitten by a brown recluse nearly three months ago.Jessica Blessing reached out to our Media General sister station News 2 WKRN, in response to a story reporter Nick Caloway recently did on how brown recluse activity rises during summer months."I don't think people take it serious. They just take it as a spider, and no one can ever get bit, and now ever since I've been bit and people see my pictures on Facebook, they talk to ...
    A 19-year-old college student is continuing to recover after she was bitten by a brown recluse nearly three months ago.Jessica Blessing reached out to our Media General sister station News 2 WKRN, in response to a story reporter Nick Caloway recently did on how brown recluse activity rises during summer months."I don't think people take it serious. They just take it as a spider, and no one can ever get bit, and now ever since I've been bit and people see my pictures on Facebook, they talk to ...
  • Last member of flight crew to drop atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died

    Last member of flight crew to drop atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-07-30 12:02:56 GMT
    The last member of the flight crew that dropped the first atomic bomb on japan during World War II has died at the age of 93.On Monday, Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk died of natural causes at a retirement community near Atlanta, according to his oldest daughter.Next week marks 69 years since Van Kirk navigated a US B-29 Superfortress called the Enola Gay over Hiroshima, Japan. Once over its target, the Enola Gay unloaded ...
    The last member of the flight crew that dropped the first atomic bomb on japan during World War II has died at the age of 93.On Monday, Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk died of natural causes at a retirement community near Atlanta, according to his oldest daughter.Next week marks 69 years since Van Kirk navigated a US B-29 Superfortress called the Enola Gay over Hiroshima, Japan. Once over its target, the Enola Gay unloaded ...
  • New standard for teaching evolution in SC approved

    New standard for teaching evolution in SC approved

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:42:18 GMT
    By Robert KittleSouth Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday. The joint committee of members of the Education Oversight Committee and state Board of Education passed the standard unanimously. It now goes to the full Education Oversight Committee on August 11 and, if it passes there, to the full state Board of Education on August 13.The standard is a compromise, after member Sen. Mike Fair, R-Green...
    By Robert KittleSouth Carolina biology teachers would be using a new standard for teaching evolution, after a joint education panel approved a change Tuesday. The joint committee of members of the Education Oversight Committee and state Board of Education passed the standard unanimously. It now goes to the full Education Oversight Committee on August 11 and, if it passes there, to the full state Board of Education on August 13.The standard is a compromise, after member Sen. Mike Fair, R-Green...
  • Small, electric, hybrid cars put to the test

    Small, electric, hybrid cars put to the test

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:31:57 GMT
    Small cars, especially electric and hybrid cars, are more popular than ever. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put electric and hybrid cars through a newer, tougher crash test for the first time as part of a test of small vehicles.The Mini Cooper Countryman was the only small car to receive a good rating in crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.Joseph Nolan, Senior VP of Vehicle Research, ...
    Small cars, especially electric and hybrid cars, are more popular than ever. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety put electric and hybrid cars through a newer, tougher crash test for the first time as part of a test of small vehicles.The Mini Cooper Countryman was the only small car to receive a good rating in crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.Joseph Nolan, Senior VP of Vehicle Research, ...
  • SC teen heading to grand finale in food competition

    SC teen heading to grand finale in food competition

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 7:06 AM EDT2014-07-30 11:06:51 GMT
    Tommi FowlerTommi Fowler
    Tommi Rae Fowler, won on the Food Network show, Chopped Teen Challenge Tuesday. She is now heading to the grand finale which airs August 12th on Food Network. Fowler, is a rising junior at Wren High School, competed in Food Network's "Chopped Teen Challenge" on July 29th at 10 pm. She competed against three others in a three round contest, which includes appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The contestants were given mystery ingredients and a certain amount of time to make their dish. "I feel ...
    Tommi Rae Fowler, won on the Food Network show, Chopped Teen Challenge Tuesday. She is now heading to the grand finale which airs August 12th on Food Network. Fowler, is a rising junior at Wren High School, competed in Food Network's "Chopped Teen Challenge" on July 29th at 10 pm. She competed against three others in a three round contest, which includes appetizers, entrees, and desserts. The contestants were given mystery ingredients and a certain amount of time to make their dish. "I feel ...
  • Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

    Trafficking bust reveals worries over missing kids

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:20 AM EDT2014-07-30 10:20:44 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.Among the 168 juveniles recovered was a population that child welfare advocates say especially concerns them: children who were never reported missing in the first place.Advocates say the roundup reinforces the need for a standardized, nationwide approach to report ...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.Among the 168 juveniles recovered was a population that child welfare advocates say especially concerns them: children who were never reported missing in the first place.Advocates say the roundup reinforces the need for a standardized, nationwide approach to report ...
  • Former marine fights back against attempted robbery

    Former marine fights back against attempted robbery

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:58:12 GMT
    The Charleston County Sheriff's Officeis trying to find two men responsible for an attempted robbery.Just before midnight on July 21st at the Kangaroo gas station on Ashley Phosphate, Anthony Morris and his wife were paying for their purchase.A man behind him may have seen that he was carrying several $100 bills. That man and a second suspect in a white SUV can be seen outside near the gas pumps.Morris says they followed him down Ashley phosphate to his Tedder Street home. Once there, one sus...
    The Charleston County Sheriff's Officeis trying to find two men responsible for an attempted robbery.Just before midnight on July 21st at the Kangaroo gas station on Ashley Phosphate, Anthony Morris and his wife were paying for their purchase.A man behind him may have seen that he was carrying several $100 bills. That man and a second suspect in a white SUV can be seen outside near the gas pumps.Morris says they followed him down Ashley phosphate to his Tedder Street home. Once there, one sus...
  • Couple freaks-out as selfie photobombed by lightning bolt

    Couple freaks-out as selfie photobombed by lightning bolt

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:56:06 GMT
    YouTube imageYouTube image
    A couple vacationing in Mexico was almost hit by lightning, a few sources including Washington Post reported Tuesday.Luis Morales Fukatake and his girlfriend wanted one last picture on the beach near Akumal, Mexico, although lifeguards told them to get out
    A couple vacationing in Mexico was almost hit by lightning, a few sources including Washington Post reported Tuesday.Luis Morales Fukatake and his girlfriend wanted one last picture on the beach near Akumal, Mexico, although lifeguards told them to get out
  • 'Loss is devastating,' family says of dad, daughter killed in plane crash-landing

    'Loss is devastating,' family says of dad, daughter killed in plane crash-landing

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:35:12 GMT
    The family had been gathered in Florida for the anniversary of the dad and mom... Facebook photoThe family had been gathered in Florida for the anniversary of the dad and mom... Facebook photo
    The family of the father and daughter killed in a plane crash on Sunday have released a written statement, remembering the lives of 9-year-old Oceana and her father Ommy. In the statement the family describes Oceana as a, "beautiful, intelligent and kind-hearted little girl." Her father Ommy
    The family of the father and daughter killed in a plane crash on Sunday have released a written statement, remembering the lives of 9-year-old Oceana and her father Ommy. In the statement the family describes Oceana as a, "beautiful, intelligent and kind-hearted little girl." Her father Ommy
  • SC island remembers 'Forrest Gump' filming 20 years ago

    SC island remembers 'Forrest Gump' filming 20 years ago

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:31:12 GMT
    When the silver screen came to Beaufort two decades ago, it forever changed the way Marie Lawson views her back dock at Coosaw Point. Not only does she have the photo album to prove it, her back yard is featured in the award-winning film.
    When the silver screen came to Beaufort two decades ago, it forever changed the way Marie Lawson views her back dock at Coosaw Point. Not only does she have the photo album to prove it, her back yard is featured in the award-winning film.
  • SC scammer posed as pastor with daughter caught in nude photos, police say

    SC scammer posed as pastor with daughter caught in nude photos, police say

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:34:10 GMT
    Justin Moore in an arrest photo and Facebook photoJustin Moore in an arrest photo and Facebook photo
    A South Carolina man who posed as a Charlotte-area pastor and an NC State Bureau of Investigation agent to steal victims’ money is now behind bars following an investigation by the SBI, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday. Justin DeWayne Moore, age 23, of Greenwood, South Carolina,
    A South Carolina man who posed as a Charlotte-area pastor and an NC State Bureau of Investigation agent to steal victims’ money is now behind bars following an investigation by the SBI, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Tuesday. Justin DeWayne Moore, age 23, of Greenwood, South Carolina,
  • College forces boy to remove Confederate flag hat and hide t-shirt

    College forces boy to remove Confederate flag hat and hide t-shirt

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:17:59 GMT
    The Stonewall Brigade, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1296 is calling upon Washington Lee University President, Kenneth P. Ruscio, to apologize for what it calls the school's mistreatment of a 15-year-old boy over the weekend.
    The Stonewall Brigade, Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp #1296 is calling upon Washington Lee University President, Kenneth P. Ruscio, to apologize for what it calls the school's mistreatment of a 15-year-old boy over the weekend.
  • 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...
  • NC woman tests positive for Ebola virus

    NC woman tests positive for Ebola virus

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-07-29 11:02:43 GMT
    David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org)David and Nancy Writebol (Photo: SIM.org)
    A second American working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to the Christian group with whom she works. Nancy Writebol, from Charlotte, was helping a missionary group that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, when she contracted the deadly virus.Writebol and her husband David are employed by Serving in Mission, which has been working with Samaritan's Purse at the Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center? since the current outbreak began in March. The h...
    A second American working in Liberia has tested positive for the Ebola virus, according to the Christian group with whom she works. Nancy Writebol, from Charlotte, was helping a missionary group that is treating Ebola patients in Monrovia, Liberia, when she contracted the deadly virus.Writebol and her husband David are employed by Serving in Mission, which has been working with Samaritan's Purse at the Ebola Consolidated Case Management Center? since the current outbreak began in March. The h...
  • SC becoming more secretive

    SC becoming more secretive

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:46:39 GMT
    By Robert KittleWatchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government.One Supreme Court ruling was that public bodies do not have to publish agendas ahead of time. "Without an advance agenda, they (the public) don't know what's going to be discussed at their school board or their county council or city council meeting, and very important issues, the...
    By Robert KittleWatchdog groups in South Carolina are worried that several recent state Supreme Court rulings and other actions are making the state more secretive, making it harder for you to follow your government.One Supreme Court ruling was that public bodies do not have to publish agendas ahead of time. "Without an advance agenda, they (the public) don't know what's going to be discussed at their school board or their county council or city council meeting, and very important issues, the...
  • Walmart worker orders NC mom to breast feed in toilet stall

    Walmart worker orders NC mom to breast feed in toilet stall

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:29 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:29:11 GMT
    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)
    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
    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
  • SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

    SC mall evacuated after shooting, one man wounded

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:56:23 GMT
    Shooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North CharlestonShooting scene outside Northwoods Mall in North Charleston
    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting...
    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - According to officials just before 12:30 p.m. officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Northwoods Mall near Books-A-Million in reference to a shooting.When police arrived at the scene they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound.The victim told authorities that he came to the mall to pick up a friend and there was an altercation between the two resulting in the victim being shot.Witnesses say the suspect fled the area and may have gotten into an awaiting...
  • SC grandfather was drunk in crash that killed grandson and himself, coroner says

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

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:51:14 GMT
    Image from WLTXImage from WLTX
    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
    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
  • 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.
  • Boy, age 2, dies from burns after parents 'didn't know what to tell' doctors, police say

    Boy, age 2, dies from burns after parents 'didn't know what to tell' doctors, police say

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:50:42 GMT
    Perry and Redd and their home... Photos from WKRG..Perry and Redd and their home... Photos from WKRG..
    Pensacola Police have arrested two people after their toddler died from burns to the body about 2 weeks before his parents sought treatment, authorities say. The child, Bryson Redd, was burned over more than 40 percent
    Pensacola Police have arrested two people after their toddler died from burns to the body about 2 weeks before his parents sought treatment, authorities say. The child, Bryson Redd, was burned over more than 40 percent
  • Grand Strand area man charged after teen's 'explicit' photo posted to Instagram

    Grand Strand area man charged after teen's 'explicit' photo posted to Instagram

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:55:27 GMT
    James Rudolph Brown IVJames Rudolph Brown IV
    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
    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
  • Tornado rips off roofs in MA; minor injuries

    Tornado rips off roofs in MA; minor injuries

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:40:52 GMT
    A storm systemthat cut acrossthe eastern half of the U.S. also spawned a tornado just north of Boston Monday, ripping roofs off buildings and uprooting trees.Officials in Revere say there were some minor injuriesreported, including a baby who was in a car and hurt by flying glass.The National Weather Service's office in Massachusetts said it'sthe first tornado in Suffolk County since the agency began keeping records on them in 1950.Revere City Hall was evacuated due to damage and is expected ...
    A storm systemthat cut acrossthe eastern half of the U.S. also spawned a tornado just north of Boston Monday, ripping roofs off buildings and uprooting trees.Officials in Revere say there were some minor injuriesreported, including a baby who was in a car and hurt by flying glass.The National Weather Service's office in Massachusetts said it'sthe first tornado in Suffolk County since the agency began keeping records on them in 1950.Revere City Hall was evacuated due to damage and is expected ...
  • Cleanup from tornado in TN; Sheriff's home among those destroyed

    Cleanup from tornado in TN; Sheriff's home among those destroyed

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:03:07 GMT
    Home of Claiborne County Sheriff David RayHome of Claiborne County Sheriff David Ray
    The National Weather Service confirmed Monday a tornado hit an East Tennessee community where 10 homes were destroyed.Media cited the weather service in reporting that an EF-3 tornado with wind speeds of 140 mph touched down Sunday night in the community of Speedwell in Claiborne County.Communities across East Tennessee began cleaning up Monday after the powerful storms. Authorities say there were no reports of any deaths or injuries from Sunday's storms and the number of power outages contin...
    The National Weather Service confirmed Monday a tornado hit an East Tennessee community where 10 homes were destroyed.Media cited the weather service in reporting that an EF-3 tornado with wind speeds of 140 mph touched down Sunday night in the community of Speedwell in Claiborne County.Communities across East Tennessee began cleaning up Monday after the powerful storms. Authorities say there were no reports of any deaths or injuries from Sunday's storms and the number of power outages contin...
  • Police: NC mom charged with DUI after car crashes into river with kids inside

    Police: NC mom charged with DUI after car crashes into river with kids inside

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:38:25 GMT
    Connie Jo PenlandConnie Jo Penland
    A North Carolina mother is facing charges after authorities say she crashed her car into a river while driving drunk, with her two young kids in the back seat.State troopers arrested 26-year-old Connie Jo Penland early Saturday morning. When first responders arrived, they discovered eight inches of water in the car and her children, ages 6 and 7, inside. Authorities say Penland was so intoxicated she didn't know what ...
    A North Carolina mother is facing charges after authorities say she crashed her car into a river while driving drunk, with her two young kids in the back seat.State troopers arrested 26-year-old Connie Jo Penland early Saturday morning. When first responders arrived, they discovered eight inches of water in the car and her children, ages 6 and 7, inside. Authorities say Penland was so intoxicated she didn't know what ...
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: Dozens of baby turtles hatch and head home

    CAUGHT ON TAPE: Dozens of baby turtles hatch and head home

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:03:29 GMT
    You likely have seen the bumper stickers "sea turtles dig the dark". You can truth in action thanks to the Florida Keys Turtle Cam that captured quite a site Friday night, using infrared lighting and a live-streaming, high-definition "turtle webcam".The feed recorded the hatch of about 100 baby loggerhead sea turtles that bolted from the hole and headed straight to the Atlantic Ocean under dim moonlight.The camera uses infrared lighting so hatchlings won't be confused by artificial light and ...
    You likely have seen the bumper stickers "sea turtles dig the dark". You can truth in action thanks to the Florida Keys Turtle Cam that captured quite a site Friday night, using infrared lighting and a live-streaming, high-definition "turtle webcam".The feed recorded the hatch of about 100 baby loggerhead sea turtles that bolted from the hole and headed straight to the Atlantic Ocean under dim moonlight.The camera uses infrared lighting so hatchlings won't be confused by artificial light and ...
  • Two NC cities among top 10 for best recovery from recession

    Two NC cities among top 10 for best recovery from recession

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-07-28 16:13:02 GMT
    Fayetteville, NC Fayetteville, NC
    Since 2008, 13 municipalities have filed for bankruptcy. With Detroit’s bankruptcy trial approaching, and many other cities still struggling to recover from the Great Recession, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub crunched the numbers to identify 2014's Most Least Recession-Recovered Cities.To evaluate the progress of local cities in propelling their economic growth, WalletHub compared the 150 largest U.S. cities to identify those that have experienced the most and least im...
    Since 2008, 13 municipalities have filed for bankruptcy. With Detroit’s bankruptcy trial approaching, and many other cities still struggling to recover from the Great Recession, the leading personal finance social network WalletHub crunched the numbers to identify 2014's Most Least Recession-Recovered Cities.To evaluate the progress of local cities in propelling their economic growth, WalletHub compared the 150 largest U.S. cities to identify those that have experienced the most and least im...
  • Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan

    Zillow buying Trulia to make real estate titan

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:44:19 GMT
    Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market. Zillow would also become the king of real estate listings available on smartphones."It's a very sound business move by Zillow, they wiped out their closest competitor," said Benchmark analyst Daniel Kurnos. According to Benchmark estimates Zillow and Trulia are No. 1 and 2 in the online real estate market, followed by No. 3 Move Inc. Investors...
    Real estate website operator Zillow is buying rival Trulia in a $3.5 billion deal that would make the biggest player in the online real estate market. Zillow would also become the king of real estate listings available on smartphones."It's a very sound business move by Zillow, they wiped out their closest competitor," said Benchmark analyst Daniel Kurnos. According to Benchmark estimates Zillow and Trulia are No. 1 and 2 in the online real estate market, followed by No. 3 Move Inc. Investors...
  • 40 brush fires reported in Irmo in 5 hours

    40 brush fires reported in Irmo in 5 hours

    Authorities in a Columbia suburb say they are looking for an arsonist after firefighters fought more than 40 brush fires in one afternoon.
    Authorities in a Columbia suburb say they are looking for an arsonist after firefighters fought more than 40 brush fires in one afternoon.
  • Top 10 hot spots for germs

    Top 10 hot spots for germs

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:18:44 GMT
    Germs are everywhere - you simply can't avoid them. About 99% of them won't even harm us but that 1% can wreak havoc on our bodies at times.We were curious what places are the germiest. According to Prevention here are the top 10 worst germ spots:1. Kitchen faucet2. Garbage disposal3. Welcome mat4. Vacuum cleaner5. Dish towel6. Car dashboard7. Soap dispensers8. Restaurant ketchup bottles9. Refrigerator seal10. Cell phone That metal aeration screen at the end of the faucet is a total germ magnet.
    Germs are everywhere - you simply can't avoid them. About 99% of them won't even harm us but that 1% can wreak havoc on our bodies at times.We were curious what places are the germiest. According to Prevention here are the top 10 worst germ spots:1. Kitchen faucet2. Garbage disposal3. Welcome mat4. Vacuum cleaner5. Dish towel6. Car dashboard7. Soap dispensers8. Restaurant ketchup bottles9. Refrigerator seal10. Cell phone That metal aeration screen at the end of the faucet is a total germ magnet.
  • Product to shield swimmers from sharks

    Product to shield swimmers from sharks

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:59 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:59:12 GMT
    Shark ShieldShark Shield
    A product to help keep sharks at away while you're in the water is now being sold in Florida.An Australian-based company is bringing the device, called a Shark Shield, to the Tampa Bay areaBefore now, it wasn't sold in the United States.It's worn around the ankle the antenna trails behind you in the water. Inside the antenna are two electrodes that create an underwater electric field.So when a shark comes close to someone wearing the shark shield -- the devices causes spasms and keeps the sha...
    A product to help keep sharks at away while you're in the water is now being sold in Florida.An Australian-based company is bringing the device, called a Shark Shield, to the Tampa Bay areaBefore now, it wasn't sold in the United States.It's worn around the ankle the antenna trails behind you in the water. Inside the antenna are two electrodes that create an underwater electric field.So when a shark comes close to someone wearing the shark shield -- the devices causes spasms and keeps the sha...
  • Family of 5 found shot to death

    Family of 5 found shot to death

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:48:23 GMT
    A family of five was found shot to death in their home on Sunday, according to Maine State Police. Authorities are still investigating what caused the incident.Three children ranging from 4 to 12 were among the victims discovered Sunday in their home along with a long-barreled gun believed to have been used in their deaths. A detective said murder-suicide was one of the scenarios being investigated.The children's father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly mainte...
    A family of five was found shot to death in their home on Sunday, according to Maine State Police. Authorities are still investigating what caused the incident.Three children ranging from 4 to 12 were among the victims discovered Sunday in their home along with a long-barreled gun believed to have been used in their deaths. A detective said murder-suicide was one of the scenarios being investigated.The children's father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly mainte...
  • Vigil to remember 7-year-old shot to death in NC home

    Vigil to remember 7-year-old shot to death in NC home

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:02 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:02:03 GMT
    Community gathers for vigil to remember 7-year-old Kamari JonesCommunity gathers for vigil to remember 7-year-old Kamari Jones
    Hundreds stood outside the Wilson County Courthouse on Sunday night to help a family grieve four days after 7-year-old Kamari Jones was shot and killed in his own home.Wilson Police say the shooting happened on Wednesday shortly before 10 p.m. in a home on Parkview Street near Starmount Circle.When they arrived, officers found Kamari Jones suffering from a gunshot wound. Police believe the shot was fired from outside the home.Jones was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he di...
    Hundreds stood outside the Wilson County Courthouse on Sunday night to help a family grieve four days after 7-year-old Kamari Jones was shot and killed in his own home.Wilson Police say the shooting happened on Wednesday shortly before 10 p.m. in a home on Parkview Street near Starmount Circle.When they arrived, officers found Kamari Jones suffering from a gunshot wound. Police believe the shot was fired from outside the home.Jones was taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, where he di...
  • Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    Dollar Tree to buy Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:50 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:50:14 GMT
    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.Stockholders of Family Dollar Stores will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar Tree for each share they own. The companies put the value of the transaction at $74.50 per share.The boards of both companies have unanimously approved the deal, which is expected to close by early next year.Shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc., based in Charlotte, North C...
    Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.Stockholders of Family Dollar Stores will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar Tree for each share they own. The companies put the value of the transaction at $74.50 per share.The boards of both companies have unanimously approved the deal, which is expected to close by early next year.Shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc., based in Charlotte, North C...
  • Hundreds of dollars worth of quarters taken from car wash in the upstate

    Hundreds of dollars worth of quarters taken from car wash in the upstate

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 10:27:25 GMT
    Spartanburg Police are looking for 3 male suspects after police say they robbed a car wash Friday evening. Saturday police responded to a robbery call at Rick's Super Wash on John B. White Sr. Blvd. The owner told police that when he came in that morning he noticed that one of his coin machines was damaged and the money missing. According to reports, the owner showed the officer the surveillance footage and in that footage three white males were seen breaking into the coin machine using wires...
    Spartanburg Police are looking for 3 male suspects after police say they robbed a car wash Friday evening. Saturday police responded to a robbery call at Rick's Super Wash on John B. White Sr. Blvd. The owner told police that when he came in that morning he noticed that one of his coin machines was damaged and the money missing. According to reports, the owner showed the officer the surveillance footage and in that footage three white males were seen breaking into the coin machine using wires...
  • Nightclub owner accused of killing patron

    Nightclub owner accused of killing patron

    A retired New York corrections officer is accused of killing a man at the Orangeburg nightclub he owned.
    A retired New York corrections officer is accused of killing a man at the Orangeburg nightclub he owned.
  • Researchers looking into beach rip currents

    Researchers looking into beach rip currents

    About 100 people in the U.S. drown each year because of rip currents, and around 80 percent of swimmers who have to be rescued in the ocean are caught in them.
    About 100 people in the U.S. drown each year because of rip currents, and around 80 percent of swimmers who have to be rescued in the ocean are caught in them.
  • FL man spray-paints garage door with message for thief

    FL man spray-paints garage door with message for thief

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-07-27 15:39:37 GMT
    Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door.Jerry Ashley's message spray-painted on his garage door.
    A Lakeland man has spray-painted his garage door with a message for the thief who stole his late wife’s laptop filled with sentimental photos.Jerry Ashley is still grieving over the passing of his wife Darlene, who died from an aneurysm last month at the age of 48.His loss has been compounded by thieves, who broke into his Lakeland home this week.Ashley has a lot of fond memories of his wife, and many of those memories are stored in a computer that was stolen from his home, now he taking an u...
    A Lakeland man has spray-painted his garage door with a message for the thief who stole his late wife’s laptop filled with sentimental photos.Jerry Ashley is still grieving over the passing of his wife Darlene, who died from an aneurysm last month at the age of 48.His loss has been compounded by thieves, who broke into his Lakeland home this week.Ashley has a lot of fond memories of his wife, and many of those memories are stored in a computer that was stolen from his home, now he taking an u...
  • SC woman kills live-in boyfriend, police say

    SC woman kills live-in boyfriend, police say

    Sunday, July 27 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-07-27 14:01:59 GMT
    SUMER, S.C. (WBTW) - The Summer County Sheriff's Office arrested a 20-year-old woman who deputies say killed her live-in boyfriend.Helen Louise Wells, 20, of Sumter, is charged with murder. Deputies say they responded to a call on Peach Orchard Road in reference to someone being stabbed on Saturday morning. They say, when they arrived, they found Mallory Jerell Richardson, 21, dead in the living room.Deputies say Richardson's live-in girlfriend, Wells, admitted to deputies she killed her boyf...
    SUMER, S.C. (WBTW) - The Summer County Sheriff's Office arrested a 20-year-old woman who deputies say killed her live-in boyfriend.Helen Louise Wells, 20, of Sumter, is charged with murder. Deputies say they responded to a call on Peach Orchard Road in reference to someone being stabbed on Saturday morning. They say, when they arrived, they found Mallory Jerell Richardson, 21, dead in the living room.Deputies say Richardson's live-in girlfriend, Wells, admitted to deputies she killed her boyf...
  • Cleanup underway after CSX train derails in SC

    Cleanup underway after CSX train derails in SC

    A CSX spokeswoman says it could be weeks before the cause of a train derailment in downtown Spartanburg can be determined.
    A CSX spokeswoman says it could be weeks before the cause of a train derailment in downtown Spartanburg can be determined.
  • Tumors removed from sea turtle

    Tumors removed from sea turtle

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-07-26 12:21:48 GMT
    Before photo of Mack on May 28 Photo courtesy The Turtle HospitalBefore photo of Mack on May 28 Photo courtesy The Turtle Hospital
    Mack, a juvenile green sea turtle, is tumor free and appears to be smiling.Five surgeries at the Turtle Hospital and a trip to the veterinary ophthalmologist in Miami to remove tumors from his cornea and Mack has a reason to smile.Mack swam into the boat basin of the Turtle Hospital on May 28th entangled in fishing line and covered in Fibropapilloma tumors.The fishing line was successfully removed and more good news for Mack came when an endoscopy revealed his insides were tumor free.The Turt...
    Mack, a juvenile green sea turtle, is tumor free and appears to be smiling.Five surgeries at the Turtle Hospital and a trip to the veterinary ophthalmologist in Miami to remove tumors from his cornea and Mack has a reason to smile.Mack swam into the boat basin of the Turtle Hospital on May 28th entangled in fishing line and covered in Fibropapilloma tumors.The fishing line was successfully removed and more good news for Mack came when an endoscopy revealed his insides were tumor free.The Turt...
  • Passed out NC college binge drinkers displayed on Twitter accounts

    Passed out NC college binge drinkers displayed on Twitter accounts

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:46:22 GMT
    Photos from Wolfpack Passout TwitterPhotos from Wolfpack Passout Twitter
    Binge drinking is not a new problem on college campuses but there is a new way people are seeing its impact.Twitter pages are popping up at college campus around the country for the sole purpose of showing students passed out from drinking too much.
    Binge drinking is not a new problem on college campuses but there is a new way people are seeing its impact.Twitter pages are popping up at college campus around the country for the sole purpose of showing students passed out from drinking too much.
  • S.C. Ranked Fourth Worst State for Bike and Pedestrian Fatalities

    S.C. Ranked Fourth Worst State for Bike and Pedestrian Fatalities

    S.C. Ranked Fourth Worst State for Bike and Pedestrian Fatalities

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:17:01 GMT
    As South Carolina comes in fourth in the country in number of bikers and pedestrian fatalities this year, troopers say it is a growing problem in the Lowcountry, too. One fatal hit and run remains unsolved in Hilton Head, but a new cry for help in finding a suspect is drawing attention to the case.
    As South Carolina comes in fourth in the country in number of bikers and pedestrian fatalities this year, troopers say it is a growing problem in the Lowcountry, too. One fatal hit and run remains unsolved in Hilton Head, but a new cry for help in finding a suspect is drawing attention to the case.
  • 3 young siblings die after SUV in carjacking hits them; manhunt on for suspects

    3 young siblings die after SUV in carjacking hits them; manhunt on for suspects

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:10:14 GMT
    The SUV crashed in some woods close to where it hit the 3 children... CBS Newspath photoThe SUV crashed in some woods close to where it hit the 3 children... CBS Newspath photo
    Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said.
    Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said.
  • 350 immigrant children caught at border sent to South Carolina

    350 immigrant children caught at border sent to South Carolina

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:55:07 GMT
    By Robert Kittle350 children caught at the U.S. border with Mexico were sent to live in South Carolina between January 1st and July 7th of this year, according to federal officials. They’re now living with relatives or sponsor families. More than 30,000 unaccompanied children caught at the border have been sent to relatives or sponsors nationwide.Federal government officials say the law prevents them from telling the state who the children are, who they’re living with, or where in the state t...
    By Robert Kittle350 children caught at the U.S. border with Mexico were sent to live in South Carolina between January 1st and July 7th of this year, according to federal officials. They’re now living with relatives or sponsor families. More than 30,000 unaccompanied children caught at the border have been sent to relatives or sponsors nationwide.Federal government officials say the law prevents them from telling the state who the children are, who they’re living with, or where in the state t...
  • SC man dies in SUV-tractor trailer crash; traffic backs up 15 miles

    SC man dies in SUV-tractor trailer crash; traffic backs up 15 miles

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:39:06 GMT
    The tractor trailer upside down after the crash.. Photo Courtesy Chris HowardThe tractor trailer upside down after the crash.. Photo Courtesy Chris Howard
    A fatal accident Friday in Orangeburg County backed up traffic for nearly 8 hours as crews tried to clean-up a potential hazmat situation.According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a crash between a tractor trailer and a SUV happened about 10:45 Friday
    A fatal accident Friday in Orangeburg County backed up traffic for nearly 8 hours as crews tried to clean-up a potential hazmat situation.According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, a crash between a tractor trailer and a SUV happened about 10:45 Friday
  • Toddler in diapers crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons, police say

    Toddler in diapers crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons, police say

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:17 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:17:58 GMT
    Myrtle Creek Police Dept. photoMyrtle Creek Police Dept. photo
    The caretaker of an adventurous 3-year-old boy is in a heap of trouble after police say the toddler crashed a Jeep into a house and then ran home to watch cartoons.It happened in Myrtle Creek, Oregon, according to a KPTV report.
    The caretaker of an adventurous 3-year-old boy is in a heap of trouble after police say the toddler crashed a Jeep into a house and then ran home to watch cartoons.It happened in Myrtle Creek, Oregon, according to a KPTV report.
  • NC town shocked after 7-year-old boy shot in his home

    NC town shocked after 7-year-old boy shot in his home

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:56:36 GMT
    Kamari in a Facebook photo... and the scene of the shooting in an WNCN photoKamari in a Facebook photo... and the scene of the shooting in an WNCN photo
    Police have released the identity of the 7-year-old boy who was killed after being shot at a home near Parkview Street in Wilson Wednesday night.Wilson police received a shooting around 9:50 p.m. at a home.When they arrived, officers found Kamari Jones
    Police have released the identity of the 7-year-old boy who was killed after being shot at a home near Parkview Street in Wilson Wednesday night.Wilson police received a shooting around 9:50 p.m. at a home.When they arrived, officers found Kamari Jones
  • Mom recalls wild scene as armed robber hits twice, leads police on chase

    Mom recalls wild scene as armed robber hits twice, leads police on chase

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:55:08 GMT
    Felica Dixon talks about what she saw.. and the suspect's crashed car...  (WJTV photos)Felica Dixon talks about what she saw.. and the suspect's crashed car... (WJTV photos)
    Jackson Police arrested a man armed with a gun that they say robbed two businesses Thursday evening, crashed his car and then ran from police. The armed robberies happened around 6 p.m. on West McDowell Road at the Little Caesars Pizza and Dollar General
    Jackson Police arrested a man armed with a gun that they say robbed two businesses Thursday evening, crashed his car and then ran from police. The armed robberies happened around 6 p.m. on West McDowell Road at the Little Caesars Pizza and Dollar General
  • 'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant'; unarmed burglar shot dead

    'Don't shoot me, I'm pregnant'; unarmed burglar shot dead

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:28:37 GMT
    Andrea Miller shot and killedAndrea Miller shot and killed
    Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.The homeowner, Tom Greer, was cooperating with investigators, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said at a news conference. But the chief wouldn't say whether charges will be recommended when they turn over their case to pr...
    Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.The homeowner, Tom Greer, was cooperating with investigators, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell said at a news conference. But the chief wouldn't say whether charges will be recommended when they turn over their case to pr...
  • 10 Top U.S. ice cream parlors according to TripAdvisor

    10 Top U.S. ice cream parlors according to TripAdvisor

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:51:20 GMT
    TripAdvisor® the world's largest travel site*, today announced the 10 top ice cream parlors in the U.S., ranked according to the TripAdvisor Popularity Index™, which takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews from the TripAdvisor community of millions of travelers.10 Top U.S. Ice Cream Parlors1. Island Creamery Chincoteague Island, Virginia (868 reviews, 5 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor)Since 1975, this island "sweetery" has been serving decadent varieties of homemade i...
    TripAdvisor® the world's largest travel site*, today announced the 10 top ice cream parlors in the U.S., ranked according to the TripAdvisor Popularity Index™, which takes into account the quality, quantity and recency of reviews from the TripAdvisor community of millions of travelers.10 Top U.S. Ice Cream Parlors1. Island Creamery Chincoteague Island, Virginia (868 reviews, 5 out of 5 bubbles on TripAdvisor)Since 1975, this island "sweetery" has been serving decadent varieties of homemade i...
  • Proposed downtown Charleston midnight bar closings on hold

    Proposed downtown Charleston midnight bar closings on hold

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-07-25 17:12:00 GMT
    After a deadly fist fight on King Street in Downtown Charleston ended with the death of 27-year-old Clint Seymour we learned the violent night was captured on tape. "There is a video and there is video evidence from a city camera and private video camera," attorney Stephen Harris told News 2 in May. While the actual so called "sucker punch" is not seen in the video, the immediate reaction and aftermath is seen as several people dart across Morris street to the scene. You can see that video ...
    After a deadly fist fight on King Street in Downtown Charleston ended with the death of 27-year-old Clint Seymour we learned the violent night was captured on tape. "There is a video and there is video evidence from a city camera and private video camera," attorney Stephen Harris told News 2 in May. While the actual so called "sucker punch" is not seen in the video, the immediate reaction and aftermath is seen as several people dart across Morris street to the scene. You can see that video ...
  • Push to get war dogs back home in the U.S.

    Push to get war dogs back home in the U.S.

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:18:24 GMT
    An effort is underway to bring home some of the most dedicated heroes in the U.S. military.Pat Warren reports military war dogs are being left behind, and now, the American Humane Association is asking Congress to help reunite them with their handlers.Army Sergeant Jason Bos and military working dog Cila survived war. Now she's back home with her handler and the push to bring others back is underway, War dogs are cred...
    An effort is underway to bring home some of the most dedicated heroes in the U.S. military.Pat Warren reports military war dogs are being left behind, and now, the American Humane Association is asking Congress to help reunite them with their handlers.Army Sergeant Jason Bos and military working dog Cila survived war. Now she's back home with her handler and the push to bring others back is underway, War dogs are cred...
  • Intense alligator battle caught on camera

    Intense alligator battle caught on camera

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:21:05 GMT
    An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course.A golfer shot the video using a cell phone in 2011. The video has resurfaced on social media. It shows the gators battling it out near a pond. According to the YouTube post, it happened at the Eagles Golf Club in Odessa."Footage of alligators in the wild fighting for territory and mating rights," said the YouTube post.The 4-minute video includes audio...
    An amazing video of two big gators locked in an intense fight might have you wondering how something so dangerous could happen at a golf course.A golfer shot the video using a cell phone in 2011. The video has resurfaced on social media. It shows the gators battling it out near a pond. According to the YouTube post, it happened at the Eagles Golf Club in Odessa."Footage of alligators in the wild fighting for territory and mating rights," said the YouTube post.The 4-minute video includes audio...
  • Dick's Sporting Goods fires in-store PGA professionals due to decline in golf merchandise sales

    Dick's Sporting Goods fires in-store PGA professionals due to decline in golf merchandise sales

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:24:47 GMT
    Dick's Sporting Goods is the largest retailer in the United States of TaylorMade and Callaway products and in the past has employed PGA professionals to help sell the equipment. Recently though citing declining sales, more than 500 full-time PGA professionals were fired at stores across the country.Dick's employees the experts to offer a leg up on the competition and make it more personal than an online purchase,Not only are sales declining but they've drastically reduced process just to get ...
    Dick's Sporting Goods is the largest retailer in the United States of TaylorMade and Callaway products and in the past has employed PGA professionals to help sell the equipment. Recently though citing declining sales, more than 500 full-time PGA professionals were fired at stores across the country.Dick's employees the experts to offer a leg up on the competition and make it more personal than an online purchase,Not only are sales declining but they've drastically reduced process just to get ...
  • Push for athletes to finish degrees at UNC

    Push for athletes to finish degrees at UNC

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:54:38 GMT
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt announced on Thursday the university's plan to formalize a program that will help athletes who did not finish their degrees to return to the university to do so. Folt announced at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday that "Complete Carolina" will be funded by the university's athletic department. Former athletes can begin applying for the program on Sept. 1, and they must have left the university in good academic standing...
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol Folt announced on Thursday the university's plan to formalize a program that will help athletes who did not finish their degrees to return to the university to do so. Folt announced at the Board of Trustees meeting Thursday that "Complete Carolina" will be funded by the university's athletic department. Former athletes can begin applying for the program on Sept. 1, and they must have left the university in good academic standing...
  • Special sisterly bond raises epilepsy awareness nationwide

    Special sisterly bond raises epilepsy awareness nationwide

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 11:38:39 GMT
    'Make A Stand Against Epilepsy' - that's the slogan of a nationwide awareness and fundraising effort that sparked because of Clearwater twins.The officials 2014 "Lemonade for Livy" campaign kicks off Friday.Thanks to the Clearwater twins, people everywhere are raising money to support research leading to a cure for epilepsy.The two sisters were born perfectly normal, but Livy was quickly diagnosed with a brain malformation that resulted in epilepsy and profound disabilities.The need for antie...
    'Make A Stand Against Epilepsy' - that's the slogan of a nationwide awareness and fundraising effort that sparked because of Clearwater twins.The officials 2014 "Lemonade for Livy" campaign kicks off Friday.Thanks to the Clearwater twins, people everywhere are raising money to support research leading to a cure for epilepsy.The two sisters were born perfectly normal, but Livy was quickly diagnosed with a brain malformation that resulted in epilepsy and profound disabilities.The need for antie...
  • James Brown movie 'Get on Up' premieres in Augusta

    James Brown movie 'Get on Up' premieres in Augusta

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:01 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:01:10 GMT
    Twitter image from Rahul BaliTwitter image from Rahul Bali
    Hundreds of people gathered around Regal Cinemas in Augusta Thursday night for the premiere of the James Brown biography movie "Get On Up." Richmond County Sheriff's deputies were out in full force making sure everything
    Hundreds of people gathered around Regal Cinemas in Augusta Thursday night for the premiere of the James Brown biography movie "Get On Up." Richmond County Sheriff's deputies were out in full force making sure everything
  • SC police could start ticketing Uber drivers

    SC police could start ticketing Uber drivers

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:56:01 GMT
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    By Robert KittlePolice in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers."When officers detect or find those drivers that aren't in compliance with city codes, they would be charged with whatever violations the officer finds, mainly the vehicle not being inspected and also the chauffeur's permit, not having a chauffeur's permit issued by the police department," says Sgt. Derek Miller with the Colu...
    By Robert KittlePolice in South Carolina might start writing tickets for drivers for the smartphone app Uber, saying its drivers don’t follow city codes for paid drivers."When officers detect or find those drivers that aren't in compliance with city codes, they would be charged with whatever violations the officer finds, mainly the vehicle not being inspected and also the chauffeur's permit, not having a chauffeur's permit issued by the police department," says Sgt. Derek Miller with the Colu...
  • Young SC mom dies after jump into water-filled quarry

    Young SC mom dies after jump into water-filled quarry

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:44:42 GMT
    Huffstetler in a Facebook photoHuffstetler in a Facebook photo
    Authorities say a 26-year-old woman has drowned in a Fairfield County quarry after she hit a tree while jumping into the water. Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said divers found Brooke Huffstetler's
    Authorities say a 26-year-old woman has drowned in a Fairfield County quarry after she hit a tree while jumping into the water. Fairfield County Coroner Barkley Ramsey said divers found Brooke Huffstetler's
  • NC man facing 50+ sex charges is held on $7 million bond; more victims possible, deputies say

    NC man facing 50+ sex charges is held on $7 million bond; more victims possible, deputies say

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:07:24 GMT
    Facebook image of Hill with some money.Facebook image of Hill with some money.
    On Wednesday evening, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said it had a rapist in custody and held the suspect on $2 million bond. Now detectives think they have a lot more with charges Denzel Jamal Hill is being held on $7 million bond ..
    On Wednesday evening, the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office said it had a rapist in custody and held the suspect on $2 million bond. Now detectives think they have a lot more with charges Denzel Jamal Hill is being held on $7 million bond ..
  • Dad, 2 kids kicked off plane after agent 'felt threatened' by Tweet

    Dad, 2 kids kicked off plane after agent 'felt threatened' by Tweet

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:41:37 GMT
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    A Twin Cities man is upset about the way his family was treated on a Southwest Airlines flight because of a Tweet.Duff Watson says he was asked to de-board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis with his two kids on Sunday after an agent didn’t like a tweet he wrote about her service.
    A Twin Cities man is upset about the way his family was treated on a Southwest Airlines flight because of a Tweet.Duff Watson says he was asked to de-board a flight from Denver to Minneapolis with his two kids on Sunday after an agent didn’t like a tweet he wrote about her service.
  • Facebook tip helps find missing Ocean Isle Beach teen

    Facebook tip helps find missing Ocean Isle Beach teen

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:39:51 GMT
    Haley in a Facebook photoHaley in a Facebook photo
    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives are searching for a missing teen from Ocean Isle Beach. Haley Brook Clark, age 16, was last seen Tuesday at approximately11 p.m, officials said.She is approximately 5'4" tall, slender build and has brown hair and blue eyes.
    Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives announced 16-year-old Haley Brook Clark from Ocean Isle Beach has been located and she is safe.
  • Missing SC teen diver found dead 2 weeks after disappearance

    Missing SC teen diver found dead 2 weeks after disappearance

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:30:37 GMT
    Tristen Allen in Facebook imageTristen Allen in Facebook image
    Officials from the Charleston County Coroner's office identified the remains of a missing diver, who didn't resurface two weekends ago near Folly Beach. The remains were identified as 18-year old Tristen Allen.
    Officials from the Charleston County Coroner's office identified the remains of a missing diver, who didn't resurface two weekends ago near Folly Beach. The remains were identified as 18-year old Tristen Allen.
  • Worker trapped in trench collapse at Fort Bragg dies

    Worker trapped in trench collapse at Fort Bragg dies

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:30:40 GMT
    Emergency officials say a recovery operation is underway at Fort Bragg for a worker who was trapped in a collapsed trench.An official with Fort Bragg said the trench is in the 1800 block of Manchester Road near the Ammunition Supply Point.Fayetteville emergency management personnel are assisting. Officials are now calling it a recovery operation, meaning they suspect the worker has died.
    Emergency officials say a recovery operation is underway at Fort Bragg for a worker who was trapped in a collapsed trench.An official with Fort Bragg said the trench is in the 1800 block of Manchester Road near the Ammunition Supply Point.Fayetteville emergency management personnel are assisting. Officials are now calling it a recovery operation, meaning they suspect the worker has died.
  • UNC professor robbed, beaten to death

    UNC professor robbed, beaten to death

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:55:31 GMT
    Derick Davis II (L) and Troy Arrington, Jr. (R)Derick Davis II (L) and Troy Arrington, Jr. (R)
    A research professor with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was robbed and beaten death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive, police said.Police arrested two people Wednesday night after 59-year-old Feng Liu, of Durham, was found severely beaten around 1 p.m. on West University Drive. Liu was transported to UNC Hospitals, where he later died.Derick Davis II, 23, is charged with misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, common law robbery and assault inflicting serious bodily in...
    A research professor with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was robbed and beaten death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive, police said.Police arrested two people Wednesday night after 59-year-old Feng Liu, of Durham, was found severely beaten around 1 p.m. on West University Drive. Liu was transported to UNC Hospitals, where he later died.Derick Davis II, 23, is charged with misdemeanor possession of stolen goods, common law robbery and assault inflicting serious bodily in...
  • 7-year-old NC child killed after shots fired into home

    7-year-old NC child killed after shots fired into home

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:48:01 GMT
    Wilson police are investigating a fatal shooting of a 7-year-old. Officers responded to the 400 block of Parkview Street just before 10 o'clock Wednesday night.A home on Parkview Street was hit by gunfire and 7-year-old inside the homewas struck during the shooting.The child was transported to Vidant Medical Centerand pronounced dead. No one else was hit, but witnesses say they heard about 6 or 7 shots fired. A car window outside a home on the same street was shot out as well.The case is stil...
    Wilson police are investigating a fatal shooting of a 7-year-old. Officers responded to the 400 block of Parkview Street just before 10 o'clock Wednesday night.A home on Parkview Street was hit by gunfire and 7-year-old inside the homewas struck during the shooting.The child was transported to Vidant Medical Centerand pronounced dead. No one else was hit, but witnesses say they heard about 6 or 7 shots fired. A car window outside a home on the same street was shot out as well.The case is stil...
  • Sisters reunited in NC for the first time since 1944

    Sisters reunited in NC for the first time since 1944

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:11:20 GMT
    It's been a moment that's been years in the making. Aftermore than six decades not evenknowing they lost each other, Deva Buttram,70, and her sister Nancy Hansen, 71,reunited.Deva told WRAL reporter Ken Smith, "I have been looking for her because I knew about her, but I didn't know if she knew about me."Nancy didknow and has been longing for the meeting as well."I walked on clouds for about two weeks, I couldn't belie...
    It's been a moment that's been years in the making. Aftermore than six decades not evenknowing they lost each other, Deva Buttram,70, and her sister Nancy Hansen, 71,reunited.Deva told WRAL reporter Ken Smith, "I have been looking for her because I knew about her, but I didn't know if she knew about me."Nancy didknow and has been longing for the meeting as well."I walked on clouds for about two weeks, I couldn't belie...
  • Red Cross Palmetto SC Region Deploys volunteer for wildfire disaster relief in Washington state

    Red Cross Palmetto SC Region Deploys volunteer for wildfire disaster relief in Washington state

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:07:19 GMT
    The American Red Cross Palmetto SC Region deployed a disaster-trained volunteer today to assist with Red Cross’ relief efforts in Washington State where wildfires have already destroyed almost 300,000 acres. The Red Cross volunteer was deployed from the Coastal SC Chapter in Myrtle Beach to provide expertise in logistics management for the services Red Cross is providing in Washington State including sheltering, feeding, health and mental health services.
    The American Red Cross Palmetto SC Region deployed a disaster-trained volunteer today to assist with Red Cross’ relief efforts in Washington State where wildfires have already destroyed almost 300,000 acres. The Red Cross volunteer was deployed from the Coastal SC Chapter in Myrtle Beach to provide expertise in logistics management for the services Red Cross is providing in Washington State including sheltering, feeding, health and mental health services.
  • Guy diving for golf balls, bitten by alligator and it's not the first time

    Guy diving for golf balls, bitten by alligator and it's not the first time

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:48:06 GMT
    Apparently being a golf ball retriever in Florida can be a hazardous job. A man contracted to dive for golf balls on one course ended up in the hospital after being bitten on the arm and hand by an alligator.Steven Martinez,51, was doing his job diving for golf balls at the bottom of the lake at Bonaventure Country Club in Weston. Martinez was able to shake off the alligator after being bit and quickly got out of the water.He drove himself to the pro shop where they called 911.It's not the fi...
    Apparently being a golf ball retriever in Florida can be a hazardous job. A man contracted to dive for golf balls on one course ended up in the hospital after being bitten on the arm and hand by an alligator.Steven Martinez,51, was doing his job diving for golf balls at the bottom of the lake at Bonaventure Country Club in Weston. Martinez was able to shake off the alligator after being bit and quickly got out of the water.He drove himself to the pro shop where they called 911.It's not the fi...
  • Possible tornado touches down at VA campground; reports of deaths

    Possible tornado touches down at VA campground; reports of deaths

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:27 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:27:18 GMT
    There are reports of a possible tornado that toucheddown at a campground located at the southern tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore. The Cherrystone Family Camping RV Resort near Cape Charles has extensive damage.The National Weather Service radarshowed awaterspout over the Chesapeake Bay shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday forcing an alert to be issued.It's unclear of the extent of injuries. Some media outlets reported deaths but those are not confirmed.
    There are reports of a possible tornado that toucheddown at a campground located at the southern tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore. The Cherrystone Family Camping RV Resort near Cape Charles has extensive damage.The National Weather Service radarshowed awaterspout over the Chesapeake Bay shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday forcing an alert to be issued.It's unclear of the extent of injuries. Some media outlets reported deaths but those are not confirmed.
  • Mother, daughter die after Philly food truck blast

    Mother, daughter die after Philly food truck blast

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:08:38 GMT
    Authorities say a mother and daughter have died of injuries they suffered when a food truck exploded in Philadelphia earlier this month.The city medical examiner's office confirmed Thursday that 17-year-old Jaylin Steffany Landaverry Galdanez died Tuesday and 42-year-old Olga Galdanez died Sunday. The mother owned the truck.Spokesman Jeff Moran says both deaths were due to the aftereffects of burns from the July 1 exp...
    Authorities say a mother and daughter have died of injuries they suffered when a food truck exploded in Philadelphia earlier this month.The city medical examiner's office confirmed Thursday that 17-year-old Jaylin Steffany Landaverry Galdanez died Tuesday and 42-year-old Olga Galdanez died Sunday. The mother owned the truck.Spokesman Jeff Moran says both deaths were due to the aftereffects of burns from the July 1 exp...
  • Robeson County housing director suspended

    Robeson County housing director suspended

    The director of the Robeson County Housing Authority has been suspended pending an investigation into the agency's purchasing policies.
    The director of the Robeson County Housing Authority has been suspended pending an investigation into the agency's purchasing policies.
  • SC college basketball coach charged with shoplifting perfume and shoes

    SC college basketball coach charged with shoplifting perfume and shoes

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:12 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:12:42 GMT
    Waldrep in a Twitter photoWaldrep in a Twitter photo
    An Upstate's college head basketball coach has arrested on July 22nd for shoplifting, according to the Spartanburg Sheriff’s Office.Kaye Waldrep, the head basketball coach for Converse College, was ticketed with shoplifting for under $2,000 yesterday by deputies in
    Kaye Waldrep, Converse College's Head Basketball Coach has resigned after officials say she was accused of shoplifting Tuesday.
    The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office says Waldrep was ticketed after they were called to Kohl's in Spartanburg.
  • Soldiers deploying from Fort Bragg & Fort Campbell

    Soldiers deploying from Fort Bragg & Fort Campbell

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:57:17 GMT
    Soldiers from two 101st Airborne Division brigades from Fort Campbell and from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will deploy to Afghanistan, sending about3,600 soldiers in all.The Defense Department said the deployment involves about 1,000 soldiers from the 1st Brigade and about 900 from the 3rd Brigade from Fort Campbell and about 1,725 from the 82nd Airborne Division.The Combat Aviation Brigade troops are scheduled to leave Fort Bragg for Afghanistan this fall....
    Soldiers from two 101st Airborne Division brigades from Fort Campbell and from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will deploy to Afghanistan, sending about3,600 soldiers in all.The Defense Department said the deployment involves about 1,000 soldiers from the 1st Brigade and about 900 from the 3rd Brigade from Fort Campbell and about 1,725 from the 82nd Airborne Division.The Combat Aviation Brigade troops are scheduled to leave Fort Bragg for Afghanistan this fall....
  • Teen and father die in plane crash in attempt to break flying record

    Teen and father die in plane crash in attempt to break flying record

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-07-24 12:24:03 GMT
    Haris Suleman, 17,and his father Babar, 58, took off June 19in their Hawker Beechcraft single engine airplane. It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime.They planned for a month long trip to fly around the world. Haris had only been a pilot for two months but had his license. His dad was a veteran airman.They braved headwinds, monsoons, hoping to set a new world record for circumnavigation and raise money for schoo...
    Haris Suleman, 17,and his father Babar, 58, took off June 19in their Hawker Beechcraft single engine airplane. It was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime.They planned for a month long trip to fly around the world. Haris had only been a pilot for two months but had his license. His dad was a veteran airman.They braved headwinds, monsoons, hoping to set a new world record for circumnavigation and raise money for schoo...
  • Willie Nelson and other artists to perform at Farm Aid concert in NC

    Willie Nelson and other artists to perform at Farm Aid concert in NC

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:32 AM EDT2014-07-24 10:32:29 GMT
    Willie Nelson and the annual Farm Aid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina.The concert is scheduled for Sept. 13 in the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh. It features performances by Nelson, who is Farm Aid president and co-founder, along with fellow board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews. Local artists will also perform.Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $45 million through the festival to help family farmers keep their land and publicize loc...
    Willie Nelson and the annual Farm Aid concert and food festival are coming to North Carolina.The concert is scheduled for Sept. 13 in the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh. It features performances by Nelson, who is Farm Aid president and co-founder, along with fellow board members John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Dave Matthews. Local artists will also perform.Since 1985, Farm Aid has raised more than $45 million through the festival to help family farmers keep their land and publicize loc...
  • SC DSS will ask to hire 202 more people to handle caseload

    SC DSS will ask to hire 202 more people to handle caseload

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:34:15 GMT
    Jessica Hanak-Coulter, Deputy Director for Human Services at DSS, told a state Senate DSS Oversight Subcommittee about the request at a hearing Wednesday at the Statehouse. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)Jessica Hanak-Coulter, Deputy Director for Human Services at DSS, told a state Senate DSS Oversight Subcommittee about the request at a hearing Wednesday at the Statehouse. (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
    By Robert KittleThe South Carolina Department of Social Services will ask lawmakers next year for the budget to hire 202 more people, 109 of which would be caseworkers to lessen the burden on those with heavy caseloads now. The rest would be supervisors.Jessica Hanak-Coulter, Deputy Director for Human Services at DSS, told a state Senate DSS Oversight Subcommittee about the request at a hearing Wednesday at the Statehouse. "We would need the 202 new staff in order to meet that ideal caseload ...
    By Robert KittleThe South Carolina Department of Social Services will ask lawmakers next year for the budget to hire 202 more people, 109 of which would be caseworkers to lessen the burden on those with heavy caseloads now. The rest would be supervisors.Jessica Hanak-Coulter, Deputy Director for Human Services at DSS, told a state Senate DSS Oversight Subcommittee about the request at a hearing Wednesday at the Statehouse. "We would need the 202 new staff in order to meet that ideal caseload ...
  • Stray dog found carrying sidekick Chihuahua around in her mouth

    Stray dog found carrying sidekick Chihuahua around in her mouth

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:26:38 GMT
    Joni the mix lab-Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photoJoni the mix lab-Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photo
    The story of a stray lab-Pit Bull mix who took care of her injured Chihuahua sidekick is melting the hearts of people all across the country.The Savannah-Chatham Police Department is hoping all the attention will help them find a home for this special pair.
    The story of a stray lab-Pit Bull mix who took care of her injured Chihuahua sidekick is melting the hearts of people all across the country.The Savannah-Chatham Police Department is hoping all the attention will help them find a home for this special pair.
  • NCIS star hospitalized after allergic reaction to hair dye

    NCIS star hospitalized after allergic reaction to hair dye

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:36:08 GMT
    Pauley Perrette (left in her Twitter image after her reaction) and right with her normal dyed black hair style...Pauley Perrette (left in her Twitter image after her reaction) and right with her normal dyed black hair style...
    An NCIS actress known for her ink-black hair color is now issuing a warning about the dangers of hair dye after she was hospitalized Pauley Perrette is for a severe allergic reaction. Pauley Perrette, whose character, Abby Sciuto,
    An NCIS actress known for her ink-black hair color is now issuing a warning about the dangers of hair dye after she was hospitalized Pauley Perrette is for a severe allergic reaction. Pauley Perrette, whose character, Abby Sciuto,
  • New X-Men comic book saga starts in downtown Charleston!

    New X-Men comic book saga starts in downtown Charleston!

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:29:11 GMT
    From seersucker to super heroes, the Marvel Universe is invading downtown Charleston. A brand new landmark chapter in the multi-million dollar X-men franchise kicks off on the pages of a new comic book set momentarily in Charleston. You could call it The Battle of the Battery: A Super Villain Invasion.Team 2 wanted the lowdown on the downtown drama. That was easier said than done because in just a week the colorful comics flew off local shelves faster than a speeding bullet."It's tying in wit...
    From seersucker to super heroes, the Marvel Universe is invading downtown Charleston. A brand new landmark chapter in the multi-million dollar X-men franchise kicks off on the pages of a new comic book set momentarily in Charleston. You could call it The Battle of the Battery: A Super Villain Invasion.Team 2 wanted the lowdown on the downtown drama. That was easier said than done because in just a week the colorful comics flew off local shelves faster than a speeding bullet."It's tying in wit...
  • Soldier helped stop car after massive crash into grocery store

    Soldier helped stop car after massive crash into grocery store

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:37:31 GMT
    Image of the crash from WSAVImage of the crash from WSAV
    One of the people shopping in a Kroger at the time of a huge car crash into the store last week was a US Army Sergeant, who warned customers and helped stopped the wild driver afterwards.Sgt. Jose Lopez of Headquarters
    One of the people shopping in a Kroger at the time of a huge car crash into the store last week was a US Army Sergeant, who warned customers and helped stopped the wild driver afterwards.Sgt. Jose Lopez of Headquarters
  • Woman impales herself on cemetery fence; says she was running from attacker

    Woman impales herself on cemetery fence; says she was running from attacker

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:53:18 GMT
    A woman claims she was running from an attacker and tried to jump a five foot fence when she became impaled. Firefighters had to use power saws and a grinding saw to cut her free, all while she was conscious. After 30 minutes she was transported to an area hospital for surgery to remove the spike sticking out of her thigh. It happened at Vine Cemetery in Hazleton. She said the nearest gate was locked. Witnesses backed...
    A woman claims she was running from an attacker and tried to jump a five foot fence when she became impaled. Firefighters had to use power saws and a grinding saw to cut her free, all while she was conscious. After 30 minutes she was transported to an area hospital for surgery to remove the spike sticking out of her thigh. It happened at Vine Cemetery in Hazleton. She said the nearest gate was locked. Witnesses backed...
  • No swimming at some NC beaches due to high bacteria levels

    No swimming at some NC beaches due to high bacteria levels

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:36:19 GMT
    A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria.A map of the swimming areas along the NC coast that are affected by the recent high levels of bacteria.
    Six advisories and three alerts were issued against swimming Tuesday at nine ocean-side sites along the coast of North Carolina.
    Six advisories and three alerts were issued against swimming Tuesday at nine ocean-side sites along the coast of North Carolina.
  • 4-year-old Boy mauled to death by pit bulls

    4-year-old Boy mauled to death by pit bulls

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:41 AM EDT2014-07-23 10:41:55 GMT
    Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night, four-year-old Logan Shepard sat down to enjoy ice cream at his uncle and aunt's house on Rhodine Road in Riverview.Moments later, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies found the toddler on the front lawn of the house with two pit bull dogs standing over him.Authorities believe the dogs attacked the boy and mauled him to death when he was left alone in the family room of his relatives' home. Logan was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report i...
    Shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night, four-year-old Logan Shepard sat down to enjoy ice cream at his uncle and aunt's house on Rhodine Road in Riverview.Moments later, Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies found the toddler on the front lawn of the house with two pit bull dogs standing over him.Authorities believe the dogs attacked the boy and mauled him to death when he was left alone in the family room of his relatives' home. Logan was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a report i...
  • Study: SC 45th nationwide in children's well-being

    Study: SC 45th nationwide in children's well-being

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:36:40 GMT
    Kids Count data bookKids Count data book
    By Robert KittleSouth Carolina ranks 45th in the nation in the latest “Kids Count” survey of children’s well-being. The state has improved in some areas, but not enough to move up. It was also ranked 45th last year.The annual survey is compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy aimed at improving children’s futures and strengthening families. It looks at areas like economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.Melissa Strompolis, Coordinator of Impact...
    By Robert KittleSouth Carolina ranks 45th in the nation in the latest “Kids Count” survey of children’s well-being. The state has improved in some areas, but not enough to move up. It was also ranked 45th last year.The annual survey is compiled by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a private philanthropy aimed at improving children’s futures and strengthening families. It looks at areas like economic well-being, education, health, and family and community.Melissa Strompolis, Coordinator of Impact...
  • NC teen girl charged after baby found buried in yard

    NC teen girl charged after baby found buried in yard

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:31:20 GMT
    Ashley Reed - photo from WNCN-TVAshley Reed - photo from WNCN-TV
    The mother of a child who was found buried beside a home in Franklin County has been charged with concealing and failing to report a death, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.Ashley Reed, age 16, of Louisburg is
    The mother of a child who was found buried beside a home in Franklin County has been charged with concealing and failing to report a death, according to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.Ashley Reed, age 16, of Louisburg is
  • NC son charged after mom, age 98, left in truck during 5-hour casino visit

    NC son charged after mom, age 98, left in truck during 5-hour casino visit

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:28:40 GMT
    Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr.Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr.
    A Raleigh man was arrested Monday in Maryland after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he visited a casino.Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr., 67, of Raleigh,
    A Raleigh man was arrested Monday in Maryland after police say he left his 98-year-old mother in a hot truck for hours while he visited a casino.Dwight Ridgeway McGinnis Jr., 67, of Raleigh,
  • Sheheen's plan for SC roads wouldn't raise gas tax

    Sheheen's plan for SC roads wouldn't raise gas tax

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:24:13 GMT
    Vincent SheheenVincent Sheheen
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen is releasing his plan to improve South Carolina roads without raising the gas tax.The state senator from Camden wants the General Assembly set up a plan to dedicate 5 percent of the state budget and surplus every year to repairing and building roads. That plan would have raised about $350 million if it had been in place this year.Sheheen says revenue growth and implementing the plan over several years should prevent budget cuts in other areas...
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Vincent Sheheen is releasing his plan to improve South Carolina roads without raising the gas tax.The state senator from Camden wants the General Assembly set up a plan to dedicate 5 percent of the state budget and surplus every year to repairing and building roads. That plan would have raised about $350 million if it had been in place this year.Sheheen says revenue growth and implementing the plan over several years should prevent budget cuts in other areas...
  • SC woman who bit repo man had brushes with law at 2 past repossessions, police say

    SC woman who bit repo man had brushes with law at 2 past repossessions, police say

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:08:27 GMT
    Video shows the woman breaking a window on the SUV.. Photo from Mission Towing and Recovery on FacebookVideo shows the woman breaking a window on the SUV.. Photo from Mission Towing and Recovery on Facebook
    According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the driver of a Cadillac SUV who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been involved in violence at repos twice before.The most recent incident was on Sunday -- much of which was caught on video.
    According to Spartanburg Public Safety reports, Lakeisha Smith, the driver of a Cadillac SUV who allegedly bit a repossession employee, has been involved in violence at repos twice before.The most recent incident was on Sunday -- much of which was caught on video.
  • Mysterious 'woman in black' wandering throughout the South

    Mysterious 'woman in black' wandering throughout the South

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:19 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:19:52 GMT
    Photo from WSLS-TVPhoto from WSLS-TV
    A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee and Virginia. Few people claim to know much about the so called "woman in black" spotted in the Mossy Grove
    A mysterious figure is capturing the attention of social media. She's been nicknamed "the woman in black" and she's been spotted in different parts of east Tennessee and Virginia. Few people claim to know much about the so called "woman in black" spotted in the Mossy Grove
  • Man molested teens as waves crashed at water park, sheriff says

    Man molested teens as waves crashed at water park, sheriff says

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:16:53 GMT
    Stiles in an image from WLFA and an image of the wave pool.Stiles in an image from WLFA and an image of the wave pool.
    The Orange County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man accused of molesting multiple teen girls at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. According to WESH, four women came forward saying 54-year-old Perry Stiles touched the victims inappropriately
    The Orange County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man accused of molesting multiple teen girls at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon. According to WESH, four women came forward saying 54-year-old Perry Stiles touched the victims inappropriately
  • Brunswick County K9 passes away

    Brunswick County K9 passes away

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:03:07 GMT
    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is reports the passing of K9 Officer “Clyde”. Clyde was part of the bloodhound team along Deputies Josh Smith and Chris Powell, and canine sister “Bonnie".Clyde was handled primarily by Deputy Powell. He said,“Clyde had a very unique personality. He was a real go-getter. He was happy and loving and all he wanted to do was to please. He was a very hard worker, often working until he was too tired to go anymore. He was a very talented tracker and assisted in ma...
    Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is reports the passing of K9 Officer “Clyde”. Clyde was part of the bloodhound team along Deputies Josh Smith and Chris Powell, and canine sister “Bonnie".Clyde was handled primarily by Deputy Powell. He said,“Clyde had a very unique personality. He was a real go-getter. He was happy and loving and all he wanted to do was to please. He was a very hard worker, often working until he was too tired to go anymore. He was a very talented tracker and assisted in ma...
  • Woman forced from her FL home after huge sinkhole appears

    Woman forced from her FL home after huge sinkhole appears

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:21:44 GMT
    A huge sinkhole has opened up outside a Spring Hill, Florida home. The hole is 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide and city officials have deemed the home unsafe.Now, the homeowner is forced to pack her stuff and leave just 18 months after moving in. Officials haven't determined the exact cause for the sink hole but a private contractor suspects heavy rain over the weekend may have played a role.
    A huge sinkhole has opened up outside a Spring Hill, Florida home. The hole is 30 feet deep and 40 feet wide and city officials have deemed the home unsafe.Now, the homeowner is forced to pack her stuff and leave just 18 months after moving in. Officials haven't determined the exact cause for the sink hole but a private contractor suspects heavy rain over the weekend may have played a role.
  • Mayfly invasion so bad it triggers a car crash

    Mayfly invasion so bad it triggers a car crash

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:00:30 GMT
    The La Crosse, Wisconsin office of the National Weather Service (NWS) reports this year's mayfly hatch on the Mississippi River was so prolific it created a bow echo on radar, similar to one that would be made by a significant rain storm. A NWS employee went out after his shift and captured some amazing images of the short-lived pests covering street lights, gas pumps, buildings, stairs -- nearly anything in their path.The mayfly hatch was a problem up and down the Mississippi. Police in the ...
    The La Crosse, Wisconsin office of the National Weather Service (NWS) reports this year's mayfly hatch on the Mississippi River was so prolific it created a bow echo on radar, similar to one that would be made by a significant rain storm. A NWS employee went out after his shift and captured some amazing images of the short-lived pests covering street lights, gas pumps, buildings, stairs -- nearly anything in their path.The mayfly hatch was a problem up and down the Mississippi. Police in the ...
  • Fruit sold at Costco and Trader Joe's recalled

    Fruit sold at Costco and Trader Joe's recalled

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:07:11 GMT
    A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure.The company says the recalled fruit was packed and shipped to retailers from June 1 through July 12.Retailers that recei...
    A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.Wawona Packing says on its website that no illnesses have been reported and the recall is a precautionary measure.The company says the recalled fruit was packed and shipped to retailers from June 1 through July 12.Retailers that recei...
  • Class action suit concerning tips against popular SC restaurant

    Class action suit concerning tips against popular SC restaurant

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:55 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:55:14 GMT
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against a popular seafood restaurant in downtown Charleston, after employees allege their tips were kept from them unfairly. Former employees of Eli Hyman, and other owners of Hyman’s Seafood, are suing for minimum wages and overtime compensation. They allege the restaurant’s policy violates the Fair Labor Standards act. Under what’s known as the tip credit, server’s can be paid less than $7.25 as long as their tips get them to or about the minimum ...
    A class action lawsuit has been filed against a popular seafood restaurant in downtown Charleston, after employees allege their tips were kept from them unfairly. Former employees of Eli Hyman, and other owners of Hyman’s Seafood, are suing for minimum wages and overtime compensation. They allege the restaurant’s policy violates the Fair Labor Standards act. Under what’s known as the tip credit, server’s can be paid less than $7.25 as long as their tips get them to or about the minimum ...
  • 4th patient dies from infection following surgery at upstate hospital

    4th patient dies from infection following surgery at upstate hospital

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:43:23 GMT
    A fourth patient has now died in connection with a rare mycobacterial infection in surgical patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital. However, no additional patients have been infected since the last update of 15 earlier this month.GHS says the infections are caused by an atypical mycobacterium, which is found in the natural environment in water, soil and dust. Officials tell us there aren't specific symptoms for this organism. They say it's similar to any post-surgery infection.The patients ...
    A fourth patient has now died in connection with a rare mycobacterial infection in surgical patients at Greenville Memorial Hospital. However, no additional patients have been infected since the last update of 15 earlier this month.GHS says the infections are caused by an atypical mycobacterium, which is found in the natural environment in water, soil and dust. Officials tell us there aren't specific symptoms for this organism. They say it's similar to any post-surgery infection.The patients ...
  • Family & friends poisoned by fish caught on vacation

    Family & friends poisoned by fish caught on vacation

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:00:09 GMT
    Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow...
    Karen Goncalves gave her son, Austin, a dream vacation fishing in the Bahamas. The 15-year-old loves fishing and spends much of his spare time on the water. They went with a friend of his and Karen's boyfriend. But a few days into the vacation they all got violently ill.They were rushed to a hospital for treatment and placed on IV fluids, but the medical staff didn't immediately know what was wrong. They were all flow...
  • First SC bridge built using new money source opens

    First SC bridge built using new money source opens

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:41:13 GMT
    This bridge in Cherokee County is the first completed using money from the new money source Act 98.This bridge in Cherokee County is the first completed using money from the new money source Act 98.
    By Robert KittleThe first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The bridge is on Jumping Branch Road near Blacksburg.It’s the first bridge completed under Act 98, which state lawmakers passed last year as a new source of money for state roads and bridges. It uses some of the money from the sales tax on vehicles, which used to go to the General Fund, and some one-time new money in the budget last year. That money ...
    By Robert KittleThe first bridge in South Carolina built using a new source of money is open to traffic, after a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. The bridge is on Jumping Branch Road near Blacksburg.It’s the first bridge completed under Act 98, which state lawmakers passed last year as a new source of money for state roads and bridges. It uses some of the money from the sales tax on vehicles, which used to go to the General Fund, and some one-time new money in the budget last year. That money ...
  • Teen girl missing 9 months now back at home in New Hampshire

    Teen girl missing 9 months now back at home in New Hampshire

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:05:37 GMT
    Photo from Conway, NH policePhoto from Conway, NH police
    A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said Monday. Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday evening,
    A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said Monday. Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday evening,
  • Community mourns teen girl who died in go-kart crash

    Community mourns teen girl who died in go-kart crash

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:45:22 GMT
    Kierstin Eaddy (Facebook photo)Kierstin Eaddy (Facebook photo)
    Police believe a 14-year old girl's death over the weekend was-- in their words-- "nothing more than a terrible accident".Kierstin Eaddy was racing a go-kart when it crashed in a parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway. Monday afternoon
    Police believe a 14-year old girl's death over the weekend was-- in their words-- "nothing more than a terrible accident".Kierstin Eaddy was racing a go-kart when it crashed in a parking lot at Texas Motor Speedway. Monday afternoon
  • SC man dies after car collides with house

    SC man dies after car collides with house

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:49:52 GMT
    Anderson County officials say a 23-year-old Honea Path man has died after his pickup truck crashed into a mobile home.Coroner Greg Shore says Adam Colby Payton died at the scene of the crash in Honea Path on Saturday afternoon.Shore said there was a fire in the cab of the truck after the crash. A passenger in the truck managed to escape without injury.The coroner said Payton came around a curve, ran off the right side...
    Anderson County officials say a 23-year-old Honea Path man has died after his pickup truck crashed into a mobile home.Coroner Greg Shore says Adam Colby Payton died at the scene of the crash in Honea Path on Saturday afternoon.Shore said there was a fire in the cab of the truck after the crash. A passenger in the truck managed to escape without injury.The coroner said Payton came around a curve, ran off the right side...
  • Deputies looking for SC woman who disappeared over weekend

    Deputies looking for SC woman who disappeared over weekend

    Monday, July 21 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-07-21 19:17:18 GMT
    Kershaw County deputies are looking forYonique Evette Gaines, 33, who also goes by the name Yonique Sumpter.Officers say she was first reported missing July 12,
    Kershaw County deputies are looking forYonique Evette Gaines, 33, who also goes by the name Yonique Sumpter.Officers say she was first reported missing July 12,
  • Sheriff's Office showcases "Faces of Meth" program as a lesson to all

    Sheriff's Office showcases "Faces of Meth" program as a lesson to all

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:33 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:33:26 GMT
    Faces of Meth™ is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in Oregon. This project began when a deputy in the Corrections Division Classification Unit, Deputy Bret King, put together mug shots of persons booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Deputy King worked with his co-workers in the Classification Unit to identify people who had been in custody more than once. He then worked to verify criminal records and files to determine and assure a history of methamphetamine re...
    Faces of Meth™ is a project of the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office in Oregon. This project began when a deputy in the Corrections Division Classification Unit, Deputy Bret King, put together mug shots of persons booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center. Deputy King worked with his co-workers in the Classification Unit to identify people who had been in custody more than once. He then worked to verify criminal records and files to determine and assure a history of methamphetamine re...
  • Back to school sales in full swing

    Back to school sales in full swing

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:44:43 GMT
    By Tracey Early (WSPA)Whether you're ready or not, the big retailers are and they've got the goods out to prove it.We found Michelle Hughey clutching a school supply list in Walmart with her son and daughter. She says she's hitting the back to school sales now to make sure her kids get what they want this year."You don't have to choose what's leftover so this is kind of cool. She can pretty much pick out whatever she wants, you know, whatever color she wants it in," said Michelle.The National...
    By Tracey Early (WSPA)Whether you're ready or not, the big retailers are and they've got the goods out to prove it.We found Michelle Hughey clutching a school supply list in Walmart with her son and daughter. She says she's hitting the back to school sales now to make sure her kids get what they want this year."You don't have to choose what's leftover so this is kind of cool. She can pretty much pick out whatever she wants, you know, whatever color she wants it in," said Michelle.The National...
  • SC's earthquake risk among highest on new map

    SC's earthquake risk among highest on new map

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:28:16 GMT
    Earthquake map (From: USGS.gov)Earthquake map (From: USGS.gov)
    By Robert KittleA new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts South Carolina among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk.Derrec Becker, spokesman for the SC Emergency Management Division, says, "The updated maps from USGS really confirm what we in Emergency Management have believed all along, that an earthquake really is the single grea...
    By Robert KittleA new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts South Carolina among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk.Derrec Becker, spokesman for the SC Emergency Management Division, says, "The updated maps from USGS really confirm what we in Emergency Management have believed all along, that an earthquake really is the single grea...
  • Dad beats up man who he found molesting his son, police say

    Dad beats up man who he found molesting his son, police say

    Friday, July 18 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-07-19 02:24:17 GMT
    Frolander appearing in court and a close-up of his injuries... (CBS photos)Frolander appearing in court and a close-up of his injuries... (CBS photos)
    Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son.Authorities say the father called 911 early Friday after he walked in on the alleged abuse. When asked by the 911 dispatcher if any weapons were involved, the father said "my foot and my fist." The father has not been charged with any crime.When officers arrived they found Raymond Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bl...
    Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son.Authorities say the father called 911 early Friday after he walked in on the alleged abuse. When asked by the 911 dispatcher if any weapons were involved, the father said "my foot and my fist." The father has not been charged with any crime.When officers arrived they found Raymond Frolander motionless on the living room floor. He had several knots on his face and was bl...
  • Tips for breaking up with your cable company

    Tips for breaking up with your cable company

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-07-19 01:44:48 GMT
    Most people dread calling the cable company, whether you want to change or cancel your service, it's rarely a walk in the park. The experts at Consumer Reports have some tips, and they're all about persistence. First and foremost, ask for a better deal. Say you're a loyal customer but your bill is just too high. See if you qualify for any new promotions if yours has expired, including their best deal for new customers. Next, check out the competition. Come empowered with these rates and ask y...
    Most people dread calling the cable company, whether you want to change or cancel your service, it's rarely a walk in the park. The experts at Consumer Reports have some tips, and they're all about persistence. First and foremost, ask for a better deal. Say you're a loyal customer but your bill is just too high. See if you qualify for any new promotions if yours has expired, including their best deal for new customers. Next, check out the competition. Come empowered with these rates and ask y...
  • State-by-state income level that generates 'happiness plateau'

    State-by-state income level that generates 'happiness plateau'

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:36 PM EDT2014-07-19 01:36:23 GMT
    Everyone knows the theory about money making folks happy. But, just how much money each year does it take to make someone happy – and how does that vary by state? A recent adjustment to a study figured out the minimum amount of earnings it takes to make someone happy – and that making more doesn’t really help any with happiness levels. In general, the study by psychologist Daniel Kahneman and economist Angus Deaton, found that $75,000 was the yearly earning that one reaches “contentment.” ...
    Everyone knows the theory about money making folks happy. But, just how much money each year does it take to make someone happy – and how does that vary by state? A recent adjustment to a study figured out the minimum amount of earnings it takes to make someone happy – and that making more doesn’t really help any with happiness levels. In general, the study by psychologist Daniel Kahneman and economist Angus Deaton, found that $75,000 was the yearly earning that one reaches “contentment.” ...
  • Gambling kept going after casino ship ran aground on SC coast, reports say

    Gambling kept going after casino ship ran aground on SC coast, reports say

    Friday, July 18 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-07-19 00:14:43 GMT
    According to several passengers who have spoken with WSAV, after running aground on a sandbar, gambling continued for several hours on the maiden voyage of the Escapade.The problem? To gamble legally on the vessel, the ship had to be 3 nautical miles from shore, but it was less than two miles off the coast when they hit the sandbar near Hilton Head, and continued to play."The food never came out so we're like 'why is this not happening?'," says passenger Michael Alcott. "We're sitting there a...
    According to several passengers who have spoken with WSAV, after running aground on a sandbar, gambling continued for several hours on the maiden voyage of the Escapade.The problem? To gamble legally on the vessel, the ship had to be 3 nautical miles from shore, but it was less than two miles off the coast when they hit the sandbar near Hilton Head, and continued to play."The food never came out so we're like 'why is this not happening?'," says passenger Michael Alcott. "We're sitting there a...
  • Duo caught on video stealing dinosaur model from NC museum, police say

    Duo caught on video stealing dinosaur model from NC museum, police say

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:06:20 GMT
    Museum image from police... image of couple from YouTubeMuseum image from police... image of couple from YouTube
    Two suspects in the theft of a dinosaur model from the Museum of Natural Sciences voluntarily turned themselves in to authorities onThursday.Logan Todd Ritchey, 21, of Raleigh, and Alyssa Ann Lavacca, 21, of Holly Springs, surrendered to North Carolina State Capitol Police following the theft Monday, the Department of Public Safety said.Ritchey and Lavacca face charges related to the theft of a polymer resin model of an Edmontosaurus (duck-billed) hatchling. The model is about 12 to 14 inches...
    Two suspects in the theft of a dinosaur model from the Museum of Natural Sciences voluntarily turned themselves in to authorities onThursday.Logan Todd Ritchey, 21, of Raleigh, and Alyssa Ann Lavacca, 21, of Holly Springs, surrendered to North Carolina State Capitol Police following the theft Monday, the Department of Public Safety said.Ritchey and Lavacca face charges related to the theft of a polymer resin model of an Edmontosaurus (duck-billed) hatchling. The model is about 12 to 14 inches...
  • Mysterious fireball spotted on East Coast as far south as Carolinas

    Mysterious fireball spotted on East Coast as far south as Carolinas

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:07 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:07:13 GMT
    Image from WNCNImage from WNCN
    A Raleigh man captured video Thursday of what appeared to be a fireball falling from the sky over the Triangle.Dan Perjar, a software developer at North Carolina State University, captured the 4-second video of the possible meteor with his dash cam installed in his car. He said the video was shot while he was driving on I-440 from Cary toward N.C. State.The American Meteor Society says it received more than 95 reports of the meteor from people in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvan...
    A Raleigh man captured video Thursday of what appeared to be a fireball falling from the sky over the Triangle.Dan Perjar, a software developer at North Carolina State University, captured the 4-second video of the possible meteor with his dash cam installed in his car. He said the video was shot while he was driving on I-440 from Cary toward N.C. State.The American Meteor Society says it received more than 95 reports of the meteor from people in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvan...
  • Carolina coast reopened to oil exploration by Obama administration

    Carolina coast reopened to oil exploration by Obama administration

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:13:47 GMT
    Oil platform .. image from WNCNOil platform .. image from WNCN
    The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. The decision promises to create plenty of jobs and thrills the oil industry, but dismays environmentalists worried about the immediate impact as well as the long-term implications of oil development. The cannons fill waters shared by whales and turtles with sound waves 100 times louder ...
    The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor. The decision promises to create plenty of jobs and thrills the oil industry, but dismays environmentalists worried about the immediate impact as well as the long-term implications of oil development. The cannons fill waters shared by whales and turtles with sound waves 100 times louder ...
  • Free Kenny Chesney concert mix-up

    Free Kenny Chesney concert mix-up

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:17:53 GMT
    Promoters for Kenny Chesney's August concert at Flora-Bama have issued an apology for the confusion surrounding ticket distribution.The Facebook post reads as follows: "When we said come to kennychesney.com/florabamajama at 7 am, we thought people would show up, but we never anticipated 140,000 hits in less than five minutes! It collapsed the system, sent us scrambling and -- proud of the power of the No Shoes Nation on the move -- we got the site back up in thirty minutes.Unfortunately, fans...
    Promoters for Kenny Chesney's August concert at Flora-Bama have issued an apology for the confusion surrounding ticket distribution.The Facebook post reads as follows: "When we said come to kennychesney.com/florabamajama at 7 am, we thought people would show up, but we never anticipated 140,000 hits in less than five minutes! It collapsed the system, sent us scrambling and -- proud of the power of the No Shoes Nation on the move -- we got the site back up in thirty minutes.Unfortunately, fans...
  • Men hired to clean house thought body was mannequin and threw it away

    Men hired to clean house thought body was mannequin and threw it away

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:11:05 GMT
    A mannequin or a body? Two men hired to clean out a vacant house in Spring Hill thought they had just found a mannequin.“That this was in his opinion and he told us the opinion of his coworker, as well as the property owners that this was a Halloween type prop or mannequin that was left hanging in the garage as a cruel hoax by the former tenants for the landlord,” said Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis.But when the men took the “mannequin” to the West Hernando ...
    A mannequin or a body? Two men hired to clean out a vacant house in Spring Hill thought they had just found a mannequin.“That this was in his opinion and he told us the opinion of his coworker, as well as the property owners that this was a Halloween type prop or mannequin that was left hanging in the garage as a cruel hoax by the former tenants for the landlord,” said Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis.But when the men took the “mannequin” to the West Hernando ...
  • SC boat company adding 150 jobs

    SC boat company adding 150 jobs

    Friday, July 18 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-07-18 16:45:24 GMT
    A boat manufacturing company is expanding in the Lowcountry, adding 150 new jobs.Sportsman Boats, which makes saltwater fishing boats, is more than doubling its existing plant in Summerville. The company announced Friday that it is investing $3.5 million to expand its 74,000-square-foot plant by 116,000 square feet.Sportsman now makes 10 models of boats and plans to launch several new models in the near future. The company began operations three years ago.
    A boat manufacturing company is expanding in the Lowcountry, adding 150 new jobs.Sportsman Boats, which makes saltwater fishing boats, is more than doubling its existing plant in Summerville. The company announced Friday that it is investing $3.5 million to expand its 74,000-square-foot plant by 116,000 square feet.Sportsman now makes 10 models of boats and plans to launch several new models in the near future. The company began operations three years ago.
  • Yorkie paralyzed after saving little boy's life

    Yorkie paralyzed after saving little boy's life

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-18 15:57:17 GMT
    A Dickinson, Texas family is giving a little Yorkie some much deserved love after he almost died saving the life of a little boy.Ezio, an 11 pound Yorkie didn't let his size get in the way of a dangerous situation.Gavin Clark, 3, said "He saved my life." Ezio is not only a loyal best friend, he's a brave protector.Gavin's grandmother, Shannon Long, explained that a neighbor's dog came busting through the fence with Ga...
    A Dickinson, Texas family is giving a little Yorkie some much deserved love after he almost died saving the life of a little boy.Ezio, an 11 pound Yorkie didn't let his size get in the way of a dangerous situation.Gavin Clark, 3, said "He saved my life." Ezio is not only a loyal best friend, he's a brave protector.Gavin's grandmother, Shannon Long, explained that a neighbor's dog came busting through the fence with Ga...
  • SC bunny owner creates wheelchair for disabled pet

    SC bunny owner creates wheelchair for disabled pet

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-07-18 13:13:35 GMT
    Scooty Poof, is a disabled bunny who needed some assistance to get around.Her owner came up with a way to help Scooty Poof out. Laura McClellan created a mini wheelchair for the adopted bunny.McClellan says Scooty Poof's back legs don't work properly because she had babies too young. McClellan says she is starting to outgrow her wheelchair but she hasn't made a bigger one yet. Scooty also getsto roam on herown without...
    Scooty Poof, is a disabled bunny who needed some assistance to get around.Her owner came up with a way to help Scooty Poof out. Laura McClellan created a mini wheelchair for the adopted bunny.McClellan says Scooty Poof's back legs don't work properly because she had babies too young. McClellan says she is starting to outgrow her wheelchair but she hasn't made a bigger one yet. Scooty also getsto roam on herown without...
  • Homeless dogs and NC inmates help each other

    Homeless dogs and NC inmates help each other

    Friday, July 18 2014 6:55 AM EDT2014-07-18 10:55:01 GMT
    Homeless dogs in Lenoir County are given a second chance, all thanks to several North Carolina inmates in Greene County.It’s part of a statewide program where inmates train dogs from local shelters to make them more adoptable. The "New Leash on Life" program has been at Eastern Correctional Institution for nearly a decade.For the dogs there, it doesn't matter what the inmates did to get here. They’re not seen as criminals or felons, murderers or burglars. They're viewed as a companion, a new ...
    Homeless dogs in Lenoir County are given a second chance, all thanks to several North Carolina inmates in Greene County.It’s part of a statewide program where inmates train dogs from local shelters to make them more adoptable. The "New Leash on Life" program has been at Eastern Correctional Institution for nearly a decade.For the dogs there, it doesn't matter what the inmates did to get here. They’re not seen as criminals or felons, murderers or burglars. They're viewed as a companion, a new ...
  • Earthquake risk increased for one-third of US, including South Carolina

    Earthquake risk increased for one-third of US, including South Carolina

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:40 PM EDT2014-07-18 03:40:52 GMT
    By The Associated PressA new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth of the nation.The U.S. Geological Survey updated Thursday its national seismic hazard maps for the first time since 2008, taking into account research from the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the Japanese coast and the surprise 2011 Virginia temblor.Most of the changes are slight. Project chief Mark Petersen said parts of W...
    By The Associated PressA new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth of the nation.The U.S. Geological Survey updated Thursday its national seismic hazard maps for the first time since 2008, taking into account research from the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the Japanese coast and the surprise 2011 Virginia temblor.Most of the changes are slight. Project chief Mark Petersen said parts of W...
  • After baby is hurt, SC daycare investigated by DSS, sheriff

    After baby is hurt, SC daycare investigated by DSS, sheriff

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:24:49 GMT
    WSAV photoWSAV photo
    It was a parent's worst nightmare brought to life, when a 3 month old baby was picked up from her Hardeeville Daycare bruised, cut and bleeding from what parents say they were told was an accident. Now that the baby's parents say daycare staff's stories don't add up, they are hoping to find answers on what happened to injure their child that day. The Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Jasper County Sheriff's Office have launched investigations at Touched By an Angel Daycare."I wanted...
    It was a parent's worst nightmare brought to life, when a 3 month old baby was picked up from her Hardeeville Daycare bruised, cut and bleeding from what parents say they were told was an accident. Now that the baby's parents say daycare staff's stories don't add up, they are hoping to find answers on what happened to injure their child that day. The Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Jasper County Sheriff's Office have launched investigations at Touched By an Angel Daycare."I wanted...
  • Alert issued for missing NC 16-year-old girl

    Alert issued for missing NC 16-year-old girl

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:19 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:19:19 GMT
    Fee (left) in an image released by officials and (right) in a Facebook photoFee (left) in an image released by officials and (right) in a Facebook photo
    The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Savannah Elaine Fee.Residents in the Carolinas are asked to be on the lookout for Savannah Elaine Fee, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, officials said.Anyone with information about Savannah Elaine Fee should call J. Zellmer at the Raleigh Police Department at 919-996-2000.Savan...
    The N.C. Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing endangered woman, Savannah Elaine Fee.Residents in the Carolinas are asked to be on the lookout for Savannah Elaine Fee, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, officials said.Anyone with information about Savannah Elaine Fee should call J. Zellmer at the Raleigh Police Department at 919-996-2000.Savan...
  • SC woman's death during movie filming 'will haunt us forever,' officials say

    SC woman's death during movie filming 'will haunt us forever,' officials say

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-17 22:43:48 GMT
    Sarah Jones in a Facebook photo and a scene image from Jerry Hogan Sarah Jones in a Facebook photo and a scene image from Jerry Hogan
    Two filmmakers charged in a train collision that killed a camera assistant while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman said Thursday her death "will haunt us forever." But they insisted they committed no crimes that put their crew in harm's way."Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller and Jody Savin, his wife and business partner, issued a joint statement two weeks after a grand jury indicted them on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing in southeast Georgia. Their...
    Two filmmakers charged in a train collision that killed a camera assistant while shooting a movie about singer Gregg Allman said Thursday her death "will haunt us forever." But they insisted they committed no crimes that put their crew in harm's way."Midnight Rider" director Randall Miller and Jody Savin, his wife and business partner, issued a joint statement two weeks after a grand jury indicted them on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing in southeast Georgia. Their...
  • Sisters become stranded at sea off SC island while paddleboarding

    Sisters become stranded at sea off SC island while paddleboarding

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:58:01 GMT
    Cayci Underwood (left) and Summer UnderwoodCayci Underwood (left) and Summer Underwood
    Two Tennessee women are safe after a storm blew their paddleboards from a Georgia island to a South Carolina island.Twenty-seven-year-old Cayci Underwood and 21-year-old Summer Underwood set out from Tybee Island, Georgia, when they were caught by stormy weather and spent hours on the water Tuesday.They abandoned their paddleboard when they were in sight of Hilton Head Island and it took 45 minutes to make it ashore, nearly 8 miles from where they started.The Island Packet of Hilton Head repo...
    Two Tennessee women are safe after a storm blew their paddleboards from a Georgia island to a South Carolina island.Twenty-seven-year-old Cayci Underwood and 21-year-old Summer Underwood set out from Tybee Island, Georgia, when they were caught by stormy weather and spent hours on the water Tuesday.They abandoned their paddleboard when they were in sight of Hilton Head Island and it took 45 minutes to make it ashore, nearly 8 miles from where they started.The Island Packet of Hilton Head repo...
  • Elaine Stritch dies at age 89

    Elaine Stritch dies at age 89

    Thursday, July 17 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-07-17 17:39:28 GMT
    Elaine Stritch, whose television, film, and stage career spanned six decades has died. The 89-year-old died of natural causes in Birmingham, Michigan according to her spokesperson.She won a Tony and three Emmys. After training at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York City she made her stage debut in 1944 and then went onto Broadway.She appeared in "Bus Stop," "Sail Away," "Company," "A Delicate Balance" and her 2001 Tony Award winning one-woman show, "Elaine Stritch at Liberty."...
    Elaine Stritch, whose television, film, and stage career spanned six decades has died. The 89-year-old died of natural causes in Birmingham, Michigan according to her spokesperson.She won a Tony and three Emmys. After training at the Dramatic Workshop of The New School in New York City she made her stage debut in 1944 and then went onto Broadway.She appeared in "Bus Stop," "Sail Away," "Company," "A Delicate Balance" and her 2001 Tony Award winning one-woman show, "Elaine Stritch at Liberty."...
  • Lumberton man among 3 dead in wreck

    Lumberton man among 3 dead in wreck

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:56:00 GMT
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    Police have released the names of three people killed in a wreck in Fayetteville.Lt. Todd Joyce said the wreck involved two pickup trucks and two cars around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.The victims were 67-year-old John Wesley Morrow of Fayetteville, 50-year-old Jimmy Campbell of Lumberton and 35-year-old Laytosha NcNair of Raeford.The driver of the second car was not seriously hurt.Police are still investigating how the crash occurred.
    Police have released the names of three people killed in a wreck in Fayetteville.Lt. Todd Joyce said the wreck involved two pickup trucks and two cars around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.The victims were 67-year-old John Wesley Morrow of Fayetteville, 50-year-old Jimmy Campbell of Lumberton and 35-year-old Laytosha NcNair of Raeford.The driver of the second car was not seriously hurt.Police are still investigating how the crash occurred.
  • Painter rescued after suspended from bridge for 2 hours

    Painter rescued after suspended from bridge for 2 hours

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:43:47 GMT
    Columbus emergency personnel have rescued a construction worker who spent about two hours suspended above the Chattahoochee River after being injured while painting the 13th Street Bridge.The WRBL News 3 13th Street Bridge camera on the Eagle and Phenix building showed crews attempting to reach the man. The man could be seen laying on a scaffolding ladder under the westbound lanes of the road after an "unknown metal object" hit him in the back, officials say. Rescue crews used a fire truck's ...
    Columbus emergency personnel have rescued a construction worker who spent about two hours suspended above the Chattahoochee River after being injured while painting the 13th Street Bridge.The WRBL News 3 13th Street Bridge camera on the Eagle and Phenix building showed crews attempting to reach the man. The man could be seen laying on a scaffolding ladder under the westbound lanes of the road after an "unknown metal object" hit him in the back, officials say. Rescue crews used a fire truck's ...
  • Guy booked on shoplifting charge orders 5 pizzas to police station

    Guy booked on shoplifting charge orders 5 pizzas to police station

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:39:04 GMT
    Police in southern Kentucky say they got a surprise delivery after charging a man with shoplifting - five pizzas showed up at the station.Officers say 29-year-old Michael Harp asked to make a call on his cell phone Tuesday afternoon while being booked in Corbin. A short time later, police say, a pizza delivery driver showed up to deliver to "Officer Wilson," the name of the officer who arrested Harp.Police say they linked the call to Harp by tracking his cell phone number. Harp told Lexington...
    Police in southern Kentucky say they got a surprise delivery after charging a man with shoplifting - five pizzas showed up at the station.Officers say 29-year-old Michael Harp asked to make a call on his cell phone Tuesday afternoon while being booked in Corbin. A short time later, police say, a pizza delivery driver showed up to deliver to "Officer Wilson," the name of the officer who arrested Harp.Police say they linked the call to Harp by tracking his cell phone number. Harp told Lexington...
  • 3-story closet has it all including champagne bar

    3-story closet has it all including champagne bar

    Thursday, July 17 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-07-17 15:03:59 GMT
    Many guys have their coveted "man cave," but a Houston area woman has a "she cave" that will probably put them all to shame. It's a 3-story, 3,000 square-foot closet housing everything from designer shoes to clothes.Theresa Roemer's closet has been a lifelong dream. The boutique-like design was the result of collaboration between Roemer and her friend, designer Thom Anderson from Houston. It's more than a sea of red-soled Christian Louboutins. She also has Oscar De La Renta couture, an array ...
    Many guys have their coveted "man cave," but a Houston area woman has a "she cave" that will probably put them all to shame. It's a 3-story, 3,000 square-foot closet housing everything from designer shoes to clothes.Theresa Roemer's closet has been a lifelong dream. The boutique-like design was the result of collaboration between Roemer and her friend, designer Thom Anderson from Houston. It's more than a sea of red-soled Christian Louboutins. She also has Oscar De La Renta couture, an array ...
  • Flooding across the country leaves drivers stranded

    Flooding across the country leaves drivers stranded

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:31:18 GMT
    Department of Transportation crews were out at major construction zones in Texas making sure drainage is clear so that rain and traffic can flow Thursday. Heavy rain and flooding caused major problems, causing traffic jams and leaving drivers stranded. Crews are ready to pump standing water but they are cautioning drivers to take extra care and not drive through areas that could be deeper than expected and leave them stranded. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, there have been several rescues. T...
    Department of Transportation crews were out at major construction zones in Texas making sure drainage is clear so that rain and traffic can flow Thursday. Heavy rain and flooding caused major problems, causing traffic jams and leaving drivers stranded. Crews are ready to pump standing water but they are cautioning drivers to take extra care and not drive through areas that could be deeper than expected and leave them stranded. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area, there have been several rescues. T...
  • Microsoft to lay off up to 18,000 workers

    Microsoft to lay off up to 18,000 workers

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:10 AM EDT2014-07-17 13:10:54 GMT
    Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.With the Nokia deal, Microsoft's employee headcount rose from about 99,000 last year to 127,000 as of last month.Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that of the up to 18,000 jobs, about 12,500 professional and factory jobs will be cut. It anticipates charges of $1.1 billion to $1.6 billion over the next four quarters, which includes $750 million to $800 mill...
    Microsoft says it will eliminate up to 18,000 jobs over the next year as it works on integrating the Nokia devices business it bought in April.With the Nokia deal, Microsoft's employee headcount rose from about 99,000 last year to 127,000 as of last month.Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that of the up to 18,000 jobs, about 12,500 professional and factory jobs will be cut. It anticipates charges of $1.1 billion to $1.6 billion over the next four quarters, which includes $750 million to $800 mill...
  • 5-year-old writes letter to police asking to stop speeders

    5-year-old writes letter to police asking to stop speeders

    Thursday, July 17 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-07-17 12:19:21 GMT
    Like most children, 5-year old Presley Keeton of Westlake, Ohio likes to play outside. But, she says she didn't always feel safe outside her house because of speeders gong more than the 25 mph speed limit. Presley said she was concerned about safety in her neighborhood so she decided to write a letter to police to ask for some help and she got an immediate response. She invited police to come to her street and see the problem for themselves. The letter was rather ...
    Like most children, 5-year old Presley Keeton of Westlake, Ohio likes to play outside. But, she says she didn't always feel safe outside her house because of speeders gong more than the 25 mph speed limit. Presley said she was concerned about safety in her neighborhood so she decided to write a letter to police to ask for some help and she got an immediate response. She invited police to come to her street and see the problem for themselves. The letter was rather ...
  • Bank robbery gunbattle; 2 suspects and hostage killed

    Bank robbery gunbattle; 2 suspects and hostage killed

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:44 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:44:24 GMT
    Robbers fleeing a California bank took three women hostage and threw two of them from their getaway vehicle, as they fired repeatedly at police during a high-speed chase. Police shot out their tires but the shooting continued, fatally wounding two suspects and the last hostage. The violence in this central California city erupted Wednesday afternoon when officers responded to a report of a robbery at a Bank of the West branch and spotted three men taking three female hostages from the bank at...
    Robbers fleeing a California bank took three women hostage and threw two of them from their getaway vehicle, as they fired repeatedly at police during a high-speed chase. Police shot out their tires but the shooting continued, fatally wounding two suspects and the last hostage. The violence in this central California city erupted Wednesday afternoon when officers responded to a report of a robbery at a Bank of the West branch and spotted three men taking three female hostages from the bank at...
  • Man uses 'blowtorch' to kill spider; starts house fire

    Man uses 'blowtorch' to kill spider; starts house fire

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:33 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:33:31 GMT
    A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.The man and his mother got out of the house, and no injuries were reported in the fire that broke out in the West Seattle home Tuesday night, said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department.Moore said the man used the spray paint and lighter as "a self-made blowtorch to kill a spi...
    A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.The man and his mother got out of the house, and no injuries were reported in the fire that broke out in the West Seattle home Tuesday night, said Kyle Moore, a spokesman for the Seattle Fire Department.Moore said the man used the spray paint and lighter as "a self-made blowtorch to kill a spi...
  • More than 100 animals seized from NC home

    More than 100 animals seized from NC home

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:25 AM EDT2014-07-17 11:25:55 GMT
    Authorities have seized more than 100 animals, including dogs, ducks and birds from a home in Belville in Brunswick County.Authorities say 10 dogs and about 100 ducks and other birds were taken from the home Tuesday. The Humane Society says that some of the cages had rotting eggs in the bottom.Sheriff's deputies say that 33-year-old Mary Eva Faith Stoltz has been jailed on 10 counts of animal cruelty. It was not immediately clear if she had an attorney.
    Authorities have seized more than 100 animals, including dogs, ducks and birds from a home in Belville in Brunswick County.Authorities say 10 dogs and about 100 ducks and other birds were taken from the home Tuesday. The Humane Society says that some of the cages had rotting eggs in the bottom.Sheriff's deputies say that 33-year-old Mary Eva Faith Stoltz has been jailed on 10 counts of animal cruelty. It was not immediately clear if she had an attorney.
  • Lightning fire burns house & kills 2 dogs in FL

    Lightning fire burns house & kills 2 dogs in FL

    Thursday, July 17 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-17 10:44:06 GMT
    It's hard for Bill Stevens to talk about his dogs, Pugsley, a 3-year-old Boxer, and Echo, a 13-year-old, rescued Greyhound. His beloved pets died when a fire engulfed the Holiday home he shares with his wife, while both were at work. “Yeah they were definitely kids. They were spoiled rotten, that's for sure,” said Stevens. Firefighters believe the fire started when a lightning bolt hit on the home’s east side. It ignited the roof, raced through the attic, and ruined everything inside.Relat...
    It's hard for Bill Stevens to talk about his dogs, Pugsley, a 3-year-old Boxer, and Echo, a 13-year-old, rescued Greyhound. His beloved pets died when a fire engulfed the Holiday home he shares with his wife, while both were at work. “Yeah they were definitely kids. They were spoiled rotten, that's for sure,” said Stevens. Firefighters believe the fire started when a lightning bolt hit on the home’s east side. It ignited the roof, raced through the attic, and ruined everything inside.Relat...
  • Fact Check: new anti-Haley ad

    Fact Check: new anti-Haley ad

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:43 PM EDT2014-07-17 03:43:37 GMT
    By Jenna Troum (WSPA)A new ad out Wednesday from the Democratic Governors Association is going after Gov. Nikki Haley and the Department of Social Services.It shows former DSS staff attorney Betsy Burton lashing out at Haley, saying “Nikki Haley is protecting her career instead of our children.”“I resigned from DSS because we actually were leaving children in dangerous situations to make the numbers look better," said Burton in the ad.A Post and Courier quote comes up on screen after she says...
    By Jenna Troum (WSPA)A new ad out Wednesday from the Democratic Governors Association is going after Gov. Nikki Haley and the Department of Social Services.It shows former DSS staff attorney Betsy Burton lashing out at Haley, saying “Nikki Haley is protecting her career instead of our children.”“I resigned from DSS because we actually were leaving children in dangerous situations to make the numbers look better," said Burton in the ad.A Post and Courier quote comes up on screen after she says...
  • Twin NC 19-year-olds charged with prostitution

    Twin NC 19-year-olds charged with prostitution

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:19 PM EDT2014-07-17 02:19:42 GMT
    Sarah Lothrop, left, and Katelyn LothropSarah Lothrop, left, and Katelyn Lothrop
    Nineteen-year-old twin sisters were arrested Wednesday by the Raleigh Police Department on prostitution charges.Katelyn Patricia and Sarah Belinda Lothrop, who are from Bullock in Granville County,
    Nineteen-year-old twin sisters were arrested Wednesday by the Raleigh Police Department on prostitution charges.Katelyn Patricia and Sarah Belinda Lothrop, who are from Bullock in Granville County,
  • 87-year-old Nichols WWII vet in court on 'taking' dolphin accusation

    87-year-old Nichols WWII vet in court on 'taking' dolphin accusation

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-17 02:00:16 GMT
    CP Mincey and a dolphin that was found dead the next day...CP Mincey and a dolphin that was found dead the next day...
    An 87-year-old WWII veteran said Wednesday it's not right that he is being fined $6,500 for finding a dead dolphin in his gill net. Outside the Georgetown County Courthouse, C.P. Mincey said, "we enjoy fishing for spots in the fall of the year." Mincey and his wife Betty live in Nichols in Marion County.
    An 87-year-old WWII veteran said Wednesday it's not right that he is being fined $6,500 for finding a dead dolphin in his gill net. Outside the Georgetown County Courthouse, C.P. Mincey said, "we enjoy fishing for spots in the fall of the year." Mincey and his wife Betty live in Nichols in Marion County.
  • NC mom dies after being hit by car

    NC mom dies after being hit by car

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-07-16 23:21:20 GMT
    Cobb in a Facebook photoCobb in a Facebook photo
    Durham police officers are investigating a fatal crash that involved a pedestrian on N.C. Highway 55 Tuesday night.The accident happened near Meredith Drive around 10:47 p.m. Tuesday. Late Wednesday morning, Durham Police identified the pedestrian as Brittney Cobb,
    Durham police officers are investigating a fatal crash that involved a pedestrian on N.C. Highway 55 Tuesday night.The accident happened near Meredith Drive around 10:47 p.m. Tuesday. Late Wednesday morning, Durham Police identified the pedestrian as Brittney Cobb,
  • 120+ evacuated after casino ship runs aground off SC coast

    120+ evacuated after casino ship runs aground off SC coast

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-16 22:06:44 GMT
    CBS photoCBS photo
     The U.S. Coast Guard tells WSAV that a casino boat on its maiden voyage from Savannah is still grounded in Calibogue Sound, South Carolina.
     The U.S. Coast Guard tells WSAV that a casino boat on its maiden voyage from Savannah is still grounded in Calibogue Sound, South Carolina.
  • Authorities need help finding missing NC teen

    Authorities need help finding missing NC teen

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:52:15 GMT
    Vaughn in a Facebook photoVaughn in a Facebook photo
    The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office is looking for a teen who has been missing for nearly 4 days.17-year-old Chelsea Rae Vaughn
    The Buncombe County Sheriff's Office is looking for a teen who has been missing for nearly 4 days.17-year-old Chelsea Rae Vaughn
  • Robeson County store clerk shot to death during robbery, 3 arrested

    Robeson County store clerk shot to death during robbery, 3 arrested

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:46:22 GMT
    LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) - Three people are being held without bond in the Robeson County jail in connection with the shooting death of a convenience store clerk.A statement from the sheriff's office says 28-year-old Robert Oneil Williamson was shot and killed as he worked at the store outside of Fairmont Tuesday.The sheriff's office identified the suspects as 26-year-old Marcus Taylor Locklear and 16-year-old Garionte Eunique Johnson, both of Fairmont, and 37-year-old David Terrell Mosley of Lum...
    LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) - Three people are being held without bond in the Robeson County jail in connection with the shooting death of a convenience store clerk.A statement from the sheriff's office says 28-year-old Robert Oneil Williamson was shot and killed as he worked at the store outside of Fairmont Tuesday.The sheriff's office identified the suspects as 26-year-old Marcus Taylor Locklear and 16-year-old Garionte Eunique Johnson, both of Fairmont, and 37-year-old David Terrell Mosley of Lum...
  • SC man charged after baby dies from 'bear hug,' sheriff says

    SC man charged after baby dies from 'bear hug,' sheriff says

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-16 21:18:54 GMT
    Jaylen in a Facebook photoJaylen in a Facebook photo
    The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office has arrested a family friend in connection this week with the death of a 14-month-old child, who died more than a year ago.
    The Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office has arrested a family friend in connection this week with the death of a 14-month-old child, who died more than a year ago.
  • Father's wish after daughter's death; photo without breathing tubes

    Father's wish after daughter's death; photo without breathing tubes

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-07-16 17:11:35 GMT
    Before and after photos of SophiaBefore and after photos of Sophia
    Just days after his infant daughter's death, Nathen Steffel asked strangers on the Internet for only one thing: He and his wife wanted a photo of their daughter without the breathing tubes and tape that masked her little face.The response has been overwhelming.Hundreds of photos, sketches and paintings have poured into the family's northwestern Ohio home and their inbox."I'm getting messages in languages from all over the world," he said Wednesday. "It's more than...
    Just days after his infant daughter's death, Nathen Steffel asked strangers on the Internet for only one thing: He and his wife wanted a photo of their daughter without the breathing tubes and tape that masked her little face.The response has been overwhelming.Hundreds of photos, sketches and paintings have poured into the family's northwestern Ohio home and their inbox."I'm getting messages in languages from all over the world," he said Wednesday. "It's more than...
  • Coffee and wasabi flavored chips about to hit store shelves

    Coffee and wasabi flavored chips about to hit store shelves

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-07-16 16:45:38 GMT
    American palates have changed considerably over the years, but is the country ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay's? Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo Inc., will announce on Wednesday the coffee-flavored chips as one of the four finalists for its second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest in the U.S., which gives people a chance to create a new potato chip that is sold nationally and win $1 million. The other three finalists are Cheddar Bacon Mac Cheese, Mango Salsa and Wasabi Ginger.Frito-...
    American palates have changed considerably over the years, but is the country ready for cappuccino-flavored Lay's? Frito-Lay, the snack division of PepsiCo Inc., will announce on Wednesday the coffee-flavored chips as one of the four finalists for its second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest in the U.S., which gives people a chance to create a new potato chip that is sold nationally and win $1 million. The other three finalists are Cheddar Bacon Mac Cheese, Mango Salsa and Wasabi Ginger.Frito-...
  • 3 arrested in kidnapping plot of SC man

    3 arrested in kidnapping plot of SC man

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:44:37 GMT
    Luis Castro-Villeda (L) Ruben Ceja-Renjal (C) Juan Manuel Fuentes-Moralas (R)Luis Castro-Villeda (L) Ruben Ceja-Renjal (C) Juan Manuel Fuentes-Moralas (R)
    The FBI says three men affiliated with a Mexican drug cartel are accused of kidnapping a South Carolina man and holding him for ransom in a dispute over $200,000 in marijuana.
    The FBI says three men affiliated with a Mexican drug cartel are accused of kidnapping a South Carolina man and holding him for ransom in a dispute over $200,000 in marijuana.
  • Casino boat with 123 people aboard stuck on rocks

    Casino boat with 123 people aboard stuck on rocks

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-07-16 15:25:05 GMT
    U.S. Coast Guard officials say a casino boat with 123 people aboard is stuck on rocks off the coast of Georgia.Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony L. Soto says 96 passengers and 27 crew members are aboard the 174-foot-long vessel The Escapade.Soto tells The Associated Press that no injuries or medical issues have been reported, and the vessel was "stable" as of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Soto says the boat is about 1.8 miles off the north end of Tybee Island, a popular beach destination nea...
    U.S. Coast Guard officials say a casino boat with 123 people aboard is stuck on rocks off the coast of Georgia.Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony L. Soto says 96 passengers and 27 crew members are aboard the 174-foot-long vessel The Escapade.Soto tells The Associated Press that no injuries or medical issues have been reported, and the vessel was "stable" as of 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Soto says the boat is about 1.8 miles off the north end of Tybee Island, a popular beach destination nea...
  • Blind Loggerhead Sea Turtle found in Myrtle Beach, released back into Atlantic

    Blind Loggerhead Sea Turtle found in Myrtle Beach, released back into Atlantic

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-07-16 12:47:01 GMT
    A loggerhead sea turtle weighing in at nearly 200 pounds was released into the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday. The blinded turtle was rehabilitated by the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium.Hundreds of well wishers lined the shore at the Isle of Palms County Park Tuesday to give a send off to the adult female turtle who's now named Briar.She was found stranded in Myrtle Beach last year emaciated and anemic. Briar was covered in barnacles as a result of her lethargic state while in the...
    A loggerhead sea turtle weighing in at nearly 200 pounds was released into the Atlantic Ocean Tuesday. The blinded turtle was rehabilitated by the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium.Hundreds of well wishers lined the shore at the Isle of Palms County Park Tuesday to give a send off to the adult female turtle who's now named Briar.She was found stranded in Myrtle Beach last year emaciated and anemic. Briar was covered in barnacles as a result of her lethargic state while in the...
  • 3-year-old hailed a hero for saving elderly man

    3-year-old hailed a hero for saving elderly man

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 8:03 AM EDT2014-07-16 12:03:00 GMT
    A fast-acting three-year-old is being credited with saving a Tennessee man stuck inside a sweltering car.Bob King gotlocked inside the car Saturday the parking lot of his church. Temperatures outside were on the rise and insideKing's car the heat was quickly building.Three-year-old Keith Williams happen to walk by."I hollered at him and he just looked at me kind of funny and I said 'yeah I'm locked in here,'" King said.King has battled cancer, suffered from strokes and wears a pacemaker. He s...
    A fast-acting three-year-old is being credited with saving a Tennessee man stuck inside a sweltering car.Bob King gotlocked inside the car Saturday the parking lot of his church. Temperatures outside were on the rise and insideKing's car the heat was quickly building.Three-year-old Keith Williams happen to walk by."I hollered at him and he just looked at me kind of funny and I said 'yeah I'm locked in here,'" King said.King has battled cancer, suffered from strokes and wears a pacemaker. He s...
  • KKK flyers circulating in upstate SC

    KKK flyers circulating in upstate SC

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-07-16 11:28:57 GMT
    Neighbors in Oconee County found bags along their street with candy and a piece of paper asking people to join the Ku Klux Klan.One neighbor said he found the bag late Saturday night. Others found it laying with the Sunday morning paper.The flyer says "Save Our Land, Join The Klan." It has a hotline number or people to call.There is an automated message when you call that number which details the latest KKK efforts ag...
    Neighbors in Oconee County found bags along their street with candy and a piece of paper asking people to join the Ku Klux Klan.One neighbor said he found the bag late Saturday night. Others found it laying with the Sunday morning paper.The flyer says "Save Our Land, Join The Klan." It has a hotline number or people to call.There is an automated message when you call that number which details the latest KKK efforts ag...
  • Missing teen girl near Savannah found safe

    Missing teen girl near Savannah found safe

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 7:01 AM EDT2014-07-16 11:01:41 GMT
    Alice Cierra Davis - Facebook photoAlice Cierra Davis - Facebook photo
    UPDATE: Alice Davis, 15, has been found safe. Courtney Bibb said her daughter was found Tuesday night after being on Hilton Head Island. Bibb thanks everyone who helped search for her child. 
    UPDATE: Alice Davis, 15, has been found safe. Courtney Bibb said her daughter was found Tuesday night after being on Hilton Head Island. Bibb thanks everyone who helped search for her child. 
  • SC DJJ revealing little about Upstate teen's death in custody

    SC DJJ revealing little about Upstate teen's death in custody

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-16 03:38:27 GMT
    DJJ detention center (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)DJJ detention center (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
    By Robert KittleThe South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is not saying much about how an Upstate teen died while in custody Sunday night. It happened at the DJJ Detention Center in Columbia.“At this particular time, we will not be able to discuss that simply because the investigation is full-force at this time,” says DJJ director Margaret Barber.DJJ says the 16-year-old was from Pelzer, in Anderson County, and he was alone in his cell at the time of his death. He was facing a burglar...
    By Robert KittleThe South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice is not saying much about how an Upstate teen died while in custody Sunday night. It happened at the DJJ Detention Center in Columbia.“At this particular time, we will not be able to discuss that simply because the investigation is full-force at this time,” says DJJ director Margaret Barber.DJJ says the 16-year-old was from Pelzer, in Anderson County, and he was alone in his cell at the time of his death. He was facing a burglar...
  • Women in Gulf coast town on alert for rapist - 'I'm gonna kill him,' resident says

    Women in Gulf coast town on alert for rapist - 'I'm gonna kill him,' resident says

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-07-15 22:02:10 GMT
     Jeffrey Sewell, a man who lives right next door to her. Police say, last Tuesday, he held down a woman, raped and sodomized her for hours. Jeffrey Sewell, a man who lives right next door to her. Police say, last Tuesday, he held down a woman, raped and sodomized her for hours.
    Neighbors on Seabreeze Road in Mobile are on high alert."We are all on alert for him. I mean, I'm not going to let him kick down my back door and rape me. I'm going to kill him. I'm being honest with you, I'm gonna kill him,
    Neighbors on Seabreeze Road in Mobile are on high alert."We are all on alert for him. I mean, I'm not going to let him kick down my back door and rape me. I'm going to kill him. I'm being honest with you, I'm gonna kill him,
  • NC Marine accused of killing his wife

    NC Marine accused of killing his wife

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:45:13 GMT
    An active-duty marine faces charges after police say he shot and killed his wife at their Onslow County home. Deputies said they found 31-year-old Jordan Skaggs dead from gunshot wounds to the chest Sunday night. Police said her husband, 32-year-old Christopher Michale Skaggs, is being held in connection with the shooting.A Camp LeJeune spokesman said Sgt. Skaggs is assigned as a staff member at the school of infantry-east at Camp LeJeune's satellite facility Camp Geiger. Skaggs worked with a...
    An active-duty marine faces charges after police say he shot and killed his wife at their Onslow County home. Deputies said they found 31-year-old Jordan Skaggs dead from gunshot wounds to the chest Sunday night. Police said her husband, 32-year-old Christopher Michale Skaggs, is being held in connection with the shooting.A Camp LeJeune spokesman said Sgt. Skaggs is assigned as a staff member at the school of infantry-east at Camp LeJeune's satellite facility Camp Geiger. Skaggs worked with a...
  • SC dog dragging case results in 10 years behind bars

    SC dog dragging case results in 10 years behind bars

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-15 17:19:51 GMT
    Roger Dennis Owens, accused of dragging a dog behind his truck and leaving the animal for dead, was sentenced in a Greenville court Tuesday.Owens plead guilty to all charges against him. He will spend more than 10 years behind bars. He was sentenced to 5 years for cruelty to animals, 5 years for habitual traffic offender and 6 months for driving under suspension.Owens told Judge Letitia Verdin he was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia and is now taking medication for it.Verdin called the c...
    Roger Dennis Owens, accused of dragging a dog behind his truck and leaving the animal for dead, was sentenced in a Greenville court Tuesday.Owens plead guilty to all charges against him. He will spend more than 10 years behind bars. He was sentenced to 5 years for cruelty to animals, 5 years for habitual traffic offender and 6 months for driving under suspension.Owens told Judge Letitia Verdin he was recently diagnosed with schizophrenia and is now taking medication for it.Verdin called the c...
  • Miracle baby survives miscarriage and abortion pills

    Miracle baby survives miscarriage and abortion pills

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:59:30 GMT
    Michelle Hui’s world was turned upside down when she miscarried on her way to work. But little did she know that she was actually expecting twins – and one of them went on to survive, even after she took abortion pills prescribed to avoid infection.The 31-year-old bank worker from County Kildare, Ireland, was six weeks pregnant when she started bleeding and went to hospital, fearing she was miscarrying her baby. She had to endure five separate tests by two different doctors before she was g...
    Michelle Hui’s world was turned upside down when she miscarried on her way to work. But little did she know that she was actually expecting twins – and one of them went on to survive, even after she took abortion pills prescribed to avoid infection.The 31-year-old bank worker from County Kildare, Ireland, was six weeks pregnant when she started bleeding and went to hospital, fearing she was miscarrying her baby. She had to endure five separate tests by two different doctors before she was g...
  • Nazi shipwreck found off the coast of Texas

    Nazi shipwreck found off the coast of Texas

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:09 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:09:57 GMT
    On the floor of the Gulf of Mexico sits a Nazi ship of ghosts, a sunken U-boat that upuntil now most Americans didn't know about. The ship had52 crewmen who died.The Nautilus used robot cameras to locate the shipwreckthat is quite a find even to amateur historians and World War II movie buffs. The shipwreck shows how close the World War II came to the shores of Texas. Shipwreck diver Richie Kohler said, "The United States government didn't want us to know. They didn't want us to know how Ger...
    On the floor of the Gulf of Mexico sits a Nazi ship of ghosts, a sunken U-boat that upuntil now most Americans didn't know about. The ship had52 crewmen who died.The Nautilus used robot cameras to locate the shipwreckthat is quite a find even to amateur historians and World War II movie buffs. The shipwreck shows how close the World War II came to the shores of Texas. Shipwreck diver Richie Kohler said, "The United States government didn't want us to know. They didn't want us to know how Ger...
  • Thomas Ravenel will appear on 'Southern Charm' and run for U.S. Senate at the same time

    Thomas Ravenel will appear on 'Southern Charm' and run for U.S. Senate at the same time

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:34:59 GMT
    A day after he turned in signatures for his run for U.S. Senate, Thomas Ravenel announced he will continue toappear on the reality show, 'Southern Charm' for the second season.Heissued the following statement: "I struggled with this decision in light of the political campaign I am undertaking," Ravenel said. "Ultimately it came down to this: It doesn't make sense to turn down a platform that enables you to spread your ideas to a bigger, more diverse audience. If America is ever going to turn ...
    A day after he turned in signatures for his run for U.S. Senate, Thomas Ravenel announced he will continue toappear on the reality show, 'Southern Charm' for the second season.Heissued the following statement: "I struggled with this decision in light of the political campaign I am undertaking," Ravenel said. "Ultimately it came down to this: It doesn't make sense to turn down a platform that enables you to spread your ideas to a bigger, more diverse audience. If America is ever going to turn ...
  • Tracy Morgan out of rehab facility after deadly Turnpike crash

    Tracy Morgan out of rehab facility after deadly Turnpike crash

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:03:12 GMT
    It's been more than a month since the deadly crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that injured actor Tracy Morgan and killed fellow comedian James McNair. Morgan is now out of a rehabilitation facility and his spokesman Lewis Kay said that Morgan is in an "aggressive outpatient program".Also injured in the crash was Jersey City comic Ardie Fuqua, comic Harris Stanton, and Morgan's assistant Jeffrey Millea. Morgan spent ab...
    It's been more than a month since the deadly crash on the New Jersey Turnpike that injured actor Tracy Morgan and killed fellow comedian James McNair. Morgan is now out of a rehabilitation facility and his spokesman Lewis Kay said that Morgan is in an "aggressive outpatient program".Also injured in the crash was Jersey City comic Ardie Fuqua, comic Harris Stanton, and Morgan's assistant Jeffrey Millea. Morgan spent ab...
  • New app allows SC students to report bullying

    New app allows SC students to report bullying

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-07-15 14:33:16 GMT
    The Beaufort County School District is going high tech with its campaign to end bullying in school. The Beaufort Gazette reports that beginning with the new school year, the district will have a new app for tablets to allow students to anonymously report bullying. The app being developed by the district will be on all tablet devices issued by the district. Student Services director Gregory McCord says the app will also allow students to find other information about bullying. Superintendent Je...
    The Beaufort County School District is going high tech with its campaign to end bullying in school. The Beaufort Gazette reports that beginning with the new school year, the district will have a new app for tablets to allow students to anonymously report bullying. The app being developed by the district will be on all tablet devices issued by the district. Student Services director Gregory McCord says the app will also allow students to find other information about bullying. Superintendent Je...
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