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  • 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.
  • Upstate Firefighter Returns Home After Plane Crash

    Upstate Firefighter Returns Home After Plane Crash

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:43:25 GMT

    A firefighter badly hurt in plane crash that killed his family members is back in the Upstate. Patrick Schultz's first stop was at the Pelham-Batesville Fire Department in Greer, where he works.

    A firefighter badly hurt in plane crash that killed his family members is back in the Upstate. Patrick Schultz's first stop was at the Pelham-Batesville Fire Department in Greer, where he works.

  • 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...
  • Air Force: Charleston air base to lose 19 slots

    Air Force: Charleston air base to lose 19 slots

    The Air Force is cutting 19 positions at Joint Base Charleston as it reduces its major headquarters by about 3,400 jobs in a bid to save $1.6 billion.
    The Air Force is cutting 19 positions at Joint Base Charleston as it reduces its major headquarters by about 3,400 jobs in a bid to save $1.6 billion.
  • 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...
  • FBI: Kidnapped SC man rescued after 6 days in NC

    FBI: Kidnapped SC man rescued after 6 days in NC

    Federal agents say they have rescued a 23-year-old St. Matthews man in North Carolina six days after he was kidnapped as part of an international plot.
    Federal agents say they have rescued a 23-year-old St. Matthews man in North Carolina six days after he was kidnapped as part of an international plot.
  • 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...
  • SC woman killed in home invasion had wedding planned this month

    SC woman killed in home invasion had wedding planned this month

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-07-15 13:18:12 GMT
    Family members of Latorria Heyward say the 24-year-old had just lost her father, Herman Porter. Instead of attending her father's funeral, family members found themselves planning bury her. "The tragedy of losing two family members within weeks is devastating," Debra Wright said. "We all love her so it's very hard for us. Leaving one funeral to plan another funeral." According to Wright, Heyward's mother, she has two children plus counted her fiancé’s daughter as her own. Heyward's facebook p...
    Family members of Latorria Heyward say the 24-year-old had just lost her father, Herman Porter. Instead of attending her father's funeral, family members found themselves planning bury her. "The tragedy of losing two family members within weeks is devastating," Debra Wright said. "We all love her so it's very hard for us. Leaving one funeral to plan another funeral." According to Wright, Heyward's mother, she has two children plus counted her fiancé’s daughter as her own. Heyward's facebook p...
  • Facebook pays for cop's salary

    Facebook pays for cop's salary

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:11 AM EDT2014-07-15 13:11:43 GMT
    Facebook is "friending" law enforcement near its company headquarters in Menlo Park, California. For a company worth about $200 billion, a donation to the Menlo Park police department was not going to break the bank, but it is raising some eyebrows. Facebook is now funding the salary of Mary Ferguson, an 8-year veteran of the Menlo Park police force, CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports.The social network giant is putting up $194,000 for her pay, benefits and related costs for the next th...
    Facebook is "friending" law enforcement near its company headquarters in Menlo Park, California. For a company worth about $200 billion, a donation to the Menlo Park police department was not going to break the bank, but it is raising some eyebrows. Facebook is now funding the salary of Mary Ferguson, an 8-year veteran of the Menlo Park police force, CBS News correspondent Ben Tracy reports.The social network giant is putting up $194,000 for her pay, benefits and related costs for the next th...
  • Army National Guardsman kills 2, then himself; said sorry in suicide note

    Army National Guardsman kills 2, then himself; said sorry in suicide note

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-07-15 12:39:18 GMT
    Jared Tolman(L) Mackenzie Madden (middle) Johnathon Sadler (R)Jared Tolman(L) Mackenzie Madden (middle) Johnathon Sadler (R)
    An Army National Guardsman left a suicide note in his northern Utah home before killing a college student and one other person early Monday, then fatally shooting himself at another home, authorities said. Jared Tolman, 23, wrote that he was sorry, and that what he was about to do was selfish, said Logan Police Lt. Rod Peterson. He is reported to have sent a series of unanswered text messages to Mackenzie Madden before he kicked down the door of her apartment two blocks from Utah State Univer...
    An Army National Guardsman left a suicide note in his northern Utah home before killing a college student and one other person early Monday, then fatally shooting himself at another home, authorities said. Jared Tolman, 23, wrote that he was sorry, and that what he was about to do was selfish, said Logan Police Lt. Rod Peterson. He is reported to have sent a series of unanswered text messages to Mackenzie Madden before he kicked down the door of her apartment two blocks from Utah State Univer...
  • Bystanders stop carjacking in progress

    Bystanders stop carjacking in progress

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-07-15 12:06:57 GMT
    Aaron Leaf started taking video of carjacking while bystanders pulled suspect out of the car.Aaron Leaf started taking video of carjacking while bystanders pulled suspect out of the car.
    The violent struggle to stop a man from carjacking a woman and child in a minivan in San Diego was all caught on camera. A little girl screamed from the back of a minivan as a group of men fought to keep Ismael Velasquez from driving off with her."I seen a guy in the back seat choking out the driver and there were a couple of other people in the widow grabbing the keys from him," said Aaron Leaf who was inside a resta...
    The violent struggle to stop a man from carjacking a woman and child in a minivan in San Diego was all caught on camera. A little girl screamed from the back of a minivan as a group of men fought to keep Ismael Velasquez from driving off with her."I seen a guy in the back seat choking out the driver and there were a couple of other people in the widow grabbing the keys from him," said Aaron Leaf who was inside a resta...
  • Shoppers in TX break car window with kids in hot car

    Shoppers in TX break car window with kids in hot car

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:54 AM EDT2014-07-15 11:54:37 GMT
    Some shoppers jump into action -- smashing open a car, after spotting children inside. It happened Monday in Katy, Texas, where temperatures hovered above 90 degrees.Shoppers in a strip center parking lot taking matters into their own hands, after noticing two small children in a hot Jeep."It was a crazy situation man," said Gabriel Del Valle.He saidhe stepped out of his nearby shop after hearing the sound of children crying out in desperation. "The kids were in there crying. I mean you would...
    Some shoppers jump into action -- smashing open a car, after spotting children inside. It happened Monday in Katy, Texas, where temperatures hovered above 90 degrees.Shoppers in a strip center parking lot taking matters into their own hands, after noticing two small children in a hot Jeep."It was a crazy situation man," said Gabriel Del Valle.He saidhe stepped out of his nearby shop after hearing the sound of children crying out in desperation. "The kids were in there crying. I mean you would...
  • Coast Guard calls off search for missing SC diver

    Coast Guard calls off search for missing SC diver

    The Coast Guard has called off the search for a diver missing off the South Carolina coast after searching for more than two days.
    The Coast Guard has called off the search for a diver missing off the South Carolina coast after searching for more than two days.
  • WWII veteran shoots and kills NC neighbor in self defense; officials say he will not be charged

    WWII veteran shoots and kills NC neighbor in self defense; officials say he will not be charged

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:40 AM EDT2014-07-15 11:40:20 GMT
    vin Anderson Ray, 89, said a former tenant was upset about a broken A/C unit when the situation got out of hand Saturday on Jordan Lane in Wake Forest.vin Anderson Ray, 89, said a former tenant was upset about a broken A/C unit when the situation got out of hand Saturday on Jordan Lane in Wake Forest.
    The Wake County District Attorney's Office says it will not file criminal charges against a World War II veteran who killed his neighbor in Wake Forest.Calvin Anderson Ray, 89, said a former tenant was upset about a broken A/C unit when the situation got out of hand Saturday on Jordan Lane in Wake Forest.Ray has a new door after he said his former neighbor and tenant, 47-year-old Jeffery Mitchell, kicked it in."He broke in my house, he broke the lock, he knocked and knocked at the door," Ray ...
    The Wake County District Attorney's Office says it will not file criminal charges against a World War II veteran who killed his neighbor in Wake Forest.Calvin Anderson Ray, 89, said a former tenant was upset about a broken A/C unit when the situation got out of hand Saturday on Jordan Lane in Wake Forest.Ray has a new door after he said his former neighbor and tenant, 47-year-old Jeffery Mitchell, kicked it in."He broke in my house, he broke the lock, he knocked and knocked at the door," Ray ...
  • Petition to prevent hot car deaths; asks President Obama for help

    Petition to prevent hot car deaths; asks President Obama for help

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 6:50 AM EDT2014-07-15 10:50:04 GMT
    In the last 20 years more than 670 children have died after being left in hot vehicles. This year alone, statistics show 17 children have died.According to KidsAndCars.org heat stroke is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle fatalities for children 14 and younger. On July 31 volunteers with the organization will visit birthing centers nationwide to spread the word about the dangers of hot cars. They will distribute Look Before You Lock™ safety education cards for new and expectant parents. K...
    In the last 20 years more than 670 children have died after being left in hot vehicles. This year alone, statistics show 17 children have died.According to KidsAndCars.org heat stroke is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle fatalities for children 14 and younger. On July 31 volunteers with the organization will visit birthing centers nationwide to spread the word about the dangers of hot cars. They will distribute Look Before You Lock™ safety education cards for new and expectant parents. K...
  • SC man accused of dragging dog to appear in court

    SC man accused of dragging dog to appear in court

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-07-15 02:58:13 GMT
    The dog, known as Andra Grace, was later able to walk.. and gave birth to 5 puppies!!!The dog, known as Andra Grace, was later able to walk.. and gave birth to 5 puppies!!!
    Roger Dennis Owens - accused of dragging a dog behind his truck and leaving the animal for dead - is scheduled to appear in a Greenville court room Tuesday.Owens is charged with ill treatment of an animal from the incident last December in Marietta.
    Roger Dennis Owens - accused of dragging a dog behind his truck and leaving the animal for dead - is scheduled to appear in a Greenville court room Tuesday.Owens is charged with ill treatment of an animal from the incident last December in Marietta.
  • SC finally has inventory of state-owned buildings and land

    SC finally has inventory of state-owned buildings and land

    Monday, July 14 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-07-15 01:48:44 GMT
    This auditorium in Columbia is no longer used by the Dept. of Mental Health (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)This auditorium in Columbia is no longer used by the Dept. of Mental Health (Photo: Robert Kittle/WBTW)
    By Robert KittleThe state of South Carolina finally knows how many buildings and how much land it owns, after years of no one having any idea. Gov. Nikki Haley had issued an executive order for state agencies to compile the list, and it’s finally finished.She had been asking for an inventory of state property since she took office, and Gov. Mark Sanford, her predecessor, tried for eight years to get it. The list is now available on the state Budget and Control Board’s website.The state owns 7...
    By Robert KittleThe state of South Carolina finally knows how many buildings and how much land it owns, after years of no one having any idea. Gov. Nikki Haley had issued an executive order for state agencies to compile the list, and it’s finally finished.She had been asking for an inventory of state property since she took office, and Gov. Mark Sanford, her predecessor, tried for eight years to get it. The list is now available on the state Budget and Control Board’s website.The state owns 7...
  • 2 teen boys drown in same area exactly a year apart in Tenn.

    2 teen boys drown in same area exactly a year apart in Tenn.

    Monday, July 14 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-14 21:43:04 GMT
    Davis (left) and Foster. (Davis image from J.C Hellum Funeral Home. Foster's image from Facebook)Davis (left) and Foster. (Davis image from J.C Hellum Funeral Home. Foster's image from Facebook)
    A 2014 high school graduate drowned early Monday morning in Wilson County during a midnight swim with friends -- a year after a 15-year-old boy drowned in a river in the same area, officials said.
    A 2014 high school graduate drowned early Monday morning in Wilson County during a midnight swim with friends -- a year after a 15-year-old boy drowned in a river in the same area, officials said.
  • Teen gets selfie with Warren Buffett and Paul McCartney

    Teen gets selfie with Warren Buffett and Paul McCartney

    Monday, July 14 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-14 18:56:12 GMT
    An Omaha teen nabbed himself a buzzworthy photo Sunday night.Tom White tweeted a selfie standing in front of Warren Buffett and Paul McCartney who were just relaxing on a bench in the background.The Instagram link had the caption "Chillin with my homies."You can see white giving a big toothy grin and thumbs up while the billionaire and sir paul are sitting casually in the background.
    An Omaha teen nabbed himself a buzzworthy photo Sunday night.Tom White tweeted a selfie standing in front of Warren Buffett and Paul McCartney who were just relaxing on a bench in the background.The Instagram link had the caption "Chillin with my homies."You can see white giving a big toothy grin and thumbs up while the billionaire and sir paul are sitting casually in the background.
  • Things you only hear in the South

    Things you only hear in the South

    Monday, July 14 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-07-14 17:30:48 GMT
    Ya'll fixin to do some piddlin? Ushore yawnt to gander at this right quick and share it with you'ns kin. There's a mess of goodness in it!Here are a mess of words and phrases that make the South unique and awesome.
    Ya'll fixin to do some piddlin? Ushore yawnt to gander at this right quick and share it with you'ns kin. There's a mess of goodness in it!Here are a mess of words and phrases that make the South unique and awesome.
  • Facebook request cost NC woman hundreds of dollars

    Facebook request cost NC woman hundreds of dollars

    Monday, July 14 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-07-14 17:13:01 GMT
    Accepting a friend request could cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Here’s how it works, a person claiming to be a Facebook administrator sends you a friend request. Once you accept the request, the person send you message saying you won the Facebook lottery. The person will email you telling you to contact FedEx delivery online to claim you money; but, the catch is you have to pay $350 in shipping and processing fees to get access to the money. One ...
    Accepting a friend request could cost you hundreds if not thousands of dollars. Here’s how it works, a person claiming to be a Facebook administrator sends you a friend request. Once you accept the request, the person send you message saying you won the Facebook lottery. The person will email you telling you to contact FedEx delivery online to claim you money; but, the catch is you have to pay $350 in shipping and processing fees to get access to the money. One ...
  • SC man accused of dragging dog scheduled for court

    SC man accused of dragging dog scheduled for court

    Monday, July 14 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-07-14 15:23:50 GMT
    The dog known as known as Andra Grace was sent to New York for rehabilitation after being hurt in December, 2013.The dog known as known as Andra Grace was sent to New York for rehabilitation after being hurt in December, 2013.
    Roger Dennis Owens - accused of dragging a dog behind his truck and leaving the animal for dead - is scheduled to appear in a Greenville court room Tuesday.Owens is charged with ill treatment of an animal from the incident last December in Marietta. He will appear before Judge Letitia Verdin.Greenville County Animal Control officers say the incident with the dog happened near the intersection of Geer Highway and Wildwood Road. They say they took a call from someone saying they saw the dog bei...
    Roger Dennis Owens - accused of dragging a dog behind his truck and leaving the animal for dead - is scheduled to appear in a Greenville court room Tuesday.Owens is charged with ill treatment of an animal from the incident last December in Marietta. He will appear before Judge Letitia Verdin.Greenville County Animal Control officers say the incident with the dog happened near the intersection of Geer Highway and Wildwood Road. They say they took a call from someone saying they saw the dog bei...
  • Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl returns to active duty

    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl returns to active duty

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-07-14 14:58:32 GMT
    The U-S Army Sergeant held for five years by militants has completed therapy and counseling.A source tells CNN that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl could return to active duty as early as Monday.The source says Bergdahl could be assigned to Fort Sam Houston in Texas.Bergdahl was released by the Taliban in Afghanistan, two months ago -- in a prisoner swap with the US.Since then, he's been undergoing re-integration treatment at an Army hospital in San Antonio.
    The U-S Army Sergeant held for five years by militants has completed therapy and counseling.A source tells CNN that Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl could return to active duty as early as Monday.The source says Bergdahl could be assigned to Fort Sam Houston in Texas.Bergdahl was released by the Taliban in Afghanistan, two months ago -- in a prisoner swap with the US.Since then, he's been undergoing re-integration treatment at an Army hospital in San Antonio.
  • Ravenel presents signatures for US Senate ballot

    Ravenel presents signatures for US Senate ballot

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:58 AM EDT2014-07-14 10:58:45 GMT
    Former South Carolina treasurer Thomas Ravenel is expected to turn in the 10,000 signatures he needs to run as an independent for U.S. Senate.Ravenel said he will present the signatures Monday morning at the state Election Commission in Columbia. Ravenel wants to be on the November ballot for the seat currently held by Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.Ravenel became state treasurer in 2007. But he had to resign months after his election when he was charged with buying cocaine for himself a...
    Former South Carolina treasurer Thomas Ravenel is expected to turn in the 10,000 signatures he needs to run as an independent for U.S. Senate.Ravenel said he will present the signatures Monday morning at the state Election Commission in Columbia. Ravenel wants to be on the November ballot for the seat currently held by Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.Ravenel became state treasurer in 2007. But he had to resign months after his election when he was charged with buying cocaine for himself a...
  • Vaccine for Chikungunya being created in Raleigh lab

    Vaccine for Chikungunya being created in Raleigh lab

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:45 AM EDT2014-07-14 10:45:52 GMT
    Confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne illness Chikungunya continue to rise. As more cases pop up, lab techs in the Triangle are doing what they can to reduce the virus with a vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control reports seven cases of the virus in North Carolina.Currently there is no vaccine for the virus, but that's changing."You only need one bite from an infected mosquito to give you a disease," said Malcolm Thomas, President and CEO of Arbovax.Thomas works with the company that's crea...
    Confirmed cases of the mosquito-borne illness Chikungunya continue to rise. As more cases pop up, lab techs in the Triangle are doing what they can to reduce the virus with a vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control reports seven cases of the virus in North Carolina.Currently there is no vaccine for the virus, but that's changing."You only need one bite from an infected mosquito to give you a disease," said Malcolm Thomas, President and CEO of Arbovax.Thomas works with the company that's crea...
  • Last living WWII Medal of Honor recipient speaks at NC church

    Last living WWII Medal of Honor recipient speaks at NC church

    Monday, July 14 2014 6:39 AM EDT2014-07-14 10:39:24 GMT
    People at one Eastern North Carolina church got a special treat Sunday, Hershel “Woody” Williams. Williams is the last living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. Williams served as the guest speaker at the People’s Baptist Church in Greenville. President Truman awarded Williams with the Medal of Honor in October, 1945 after fighting for four hours under heavy enemy fire to help the United States capture Iwo Jima.“We never know what faith and fate will...
    People at one Eastern North Carolina church got a special treat Sunday, Hershel “Woody” Williams. Williams is the last living recipient of the Medal of Honor from the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. Williams served as the guest speaker at the People’s Baptist Church in Greenville. President Truman awarded Williams with the Medal of Honor in October, 1945 after fighting for four hours under heavy enemy fire to help the United States capture Iwo Jima.“We never know what faith and fate will...
  • Former Brunswick sheriff Hewett dies in NC jail

    Former Brunswick sheriff Hewett dies in NC jail

    Saturday, July 12 2014 10:34 PM EDT2014-07-13 02:34:28 GMT
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A former Brunswick County sheriff and convicted felon arrested days ago on a firearms possession charge has died in jail.Ronald Emery Hewett died Saturday afternoon as he was being held in the New Hanover County Detention Center. The county was holding Hewett under a contract for the U.S. Marshals Service. Deputy U.S. Marshal Bryan Konig says North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation is looking into what happened.Hewett was in custody after federal authorities charge...
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A former Brunswick County sheriff and convicted felon arrested days ago on a firearms possession charge has died in jail.Ronald Emery Hewett died Saturday afternoon as he was being held in the New Hanover County Detention Center. The county was holding Hewett under a contract for the U.S. Marshals Service. Deputy U.S. Marshal Bryan Konig says North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation is looking into what happened.Hewett was in custody after federal authorities charge...
  • Kinston, NC locals say vine resembles Jesus on cross

    Kinston, NC locals say vine resembles Jesus on cross

    Saturday, July 12 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-12 19:00:52 GMT
    Thousands of car travel along Highway 11 in Kinston everyday, yet most of them don't notice some unique looking vines growing on a power pole.Thousands of car travel along Highway 11 in Kinston everyday, yet most of them don't notice some unique looking vines growing on a power pole.
    Thousands of car travel along Highway 11 in Kinston everyday, yet most of them don't notice some unique looking vines growing on a power pole."It's very interesting. It does look like Christ on the cross, and even with the crown of thorns on his head," said Rick Vernon, a retired pastor.Vernon admits he's even gone by without noticing it, but does say it could carry a spiritual message for some."Especially for Christians that it reminds them, just the shape of it, and the way that it looks, o...
    Thousands of car travel along Highway 11 in Kinston everyday, yet most of them don't notice some unique looking vines growing on a power pole."It's very interesting. It does look like Christ on the cross, and even with the crown of thorns on his head," said Rick Vernon, a retired pastor.Vernon admits he's even gone by without noticing it, but does say it could carry a spiritual message for some."Especially for Christians that it reminds them, just the shape of it, and the way that it looks, o...
  • 9-year-old girl dies from 'brain-eating amoeba'

    9-year-old girl dies from 'brain-eating amoeba'

    Saturday, July 12 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-07-12 12:27:14 GMT
    A 9-year-old Kansas girl has died after an infection from a rare 'brain-eating amoeba,' according to the health department.A 9-year-old Kansas girl has died after an infection from a rare 'brain-eating amoeba,' according to the health department.
    A 9-year-old Kansas girl has died after an infection from a rare 'brain-eating amoeba,' according to the health department.  The Kansas Department of Health says the girl, 9-year-old Hally Lust, likely received the infection from amoeba while swimming in freshwater over Fourth of July weekend.
    A 9-year-old Kansas girl has died after an infection from a rare 'brain-eating amoeba,' according to the health department.  The Kansas Department of Health says the girl, 9-year-old Hally Lust, likely received the infection from amoeba while swimming in freshwater over Fourth of July weekend.
  • Scammers using your own phone number to trick you

    Scammers using your own phone number to trick you

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-07-12 01:33:08 GMT
    By Tracey Early (WSPA)Typically when the phone rings at Doris Dearybury's house, it's one of her kids.Not the other day."It was the most scary call I ever got," said Doris.The name and number on her caller ID was hers."I didn't know what to do," said Doris. "I mean, I was really concerned."Turns out, Doris was spoofed. And it's happening across the state.Officials at the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs say in the past few weeks they've seen a sudden increase in complaints from p...
    By Tracey Early (WSPA)Typically when the phone rings at Doris Dearybury's house, it's one of her kids.Not the other day."It was the most scary call I ever got," said Doris.The name and number on her caller ID was hers."I didn't know what to do," said Doris. "I mean, I was really concerned."Turns out, Doris was spoofed. And it's happening across the state.Officials at the South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs say in the past few weeks they've seen a sudden increase in complaints from p...
  • Despite new law, SC families can't get cannabis oil

    Despite new law, SC families can't get cannabis oil

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-07-12 01:28:48 GMT
    By Robert KittleA new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem—no one can get it. Federal law prohibits the cannabis oil, also known as CBD oil, which is made from the marijuana plant, from being shipped across state lines.Tabitha Gregory was ecstatic when Gov. Nikki Haley signed the bill into law last month. Gregory’s 4-year-old daughter Jenasis has intractable epilepsy, and is eager to tr...
    By Robert KittleA new South Carolina law allows the possession of cannabis oil, with a doctor’s prescription, for the treatment of epilepsy. But there’s a big problem—no one can get it. Federal law prohibits the cannabis oil, also known as CBD oil, which is made from the marijuana plant, from being shipped across state lines.Tabitha Gregory was ecstatic when Gov. Nikki Haley signed the bill into law last month. Gregory’s 4-year-old daughter Jenasis has intractable epilepsy, and is eager to tr...
  • SC woman drove partner to burglaries in which $53,000 was taken, deputies say

    SC woman drove partner to burglaries in which $53,000 was taken, deputies say

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:29 PM EDT2014-07-12 00:29:53 GMT
    Skelton (left) and Foster in Facebook photosSkelton (left) and Foster in Facebook photos
    Deputies in Anderson County have made an arrest in a case involving four burglaries in late January.Diana Foster, age 23, from Greenville, according to arrest warrants served by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, assisted co-defendant Travis Skelton by driving him to homes that he would burglarize around Piedmont on January 21. Skelton, age 24, has 8 warrants for his arrest in this case.Skelton also has warrants against him for burglary and grand larceny in an incident that occurred on Dec...
    Deputies in Anderson County have made an arrest in a case involving four burglaries in late January.Diana Foster, age 23, from Greenville, according to arrest warrants served by the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, assisted co-defendant Travis Skelton by driving him to homes that he would burglarize around Piedmont on January 21. Skelton, age 24, has 8 warrants for his arrest in this case.Skelton also has warrants against him for burglary and grand larceny in an incident that occurred on Dec...
  • SC State Museum opens new Civil War Art Exhibit

    SC State Museum opens new Civil War Art Exhibit

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-07-11 22:10:19 GMT
    A new Civil War Art Exhibit will open Saturday, July 12 at the South Carolina State Museum.The art tells a story of the Civil War in Charleston from 1863-1864 through the eyes of artist and Confederate soldier, Conrad Wise Chapman."What we have here is not only beautiful art, but really a documentary evidence of what it was like in Charleston, those defenses, how they looked, what was happening in Charleston from the winter 1863-1864," said Joann Zeise, Curator of Cultural History at South Ca...
    A new Civil War Art Exhibit will open Saturday, July 12 at the South Carolina State Museum.The art tells a story of the Civil War in Charleston from 1863-1864 through the eyes of artist and Confederate soldier, Conrad Wise Chapman."What we have here is not only beautiful art, but really a documentary evidence of what it was like in Charleston, those defenses, how they looked, what was happening in Charleston from the winter 1863-1864," said Joann Zeise, Curator of Cultural History at South Ca...
  • DHEC confirms SC's first case of rare mosquito virus

    DHEC confirms SC's first case of rare mosquito virus

    Friday, July 11 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-11 21:06:22 GMT
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (Press Release) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has confirmed the first case of chikungunya virus this year in a South Carolina resident. The case occurred in an Upstate resident who recently returned from a trip to Haiti. Chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne illness traditionally found in Africa and Asia, was recently identified in the Caribbean. The symptoms of chikungunya are headache, fever, rash, joint swelling or muscle pain. So...
    COLUMBIA, S.C. (Press Release) - The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has confirmed the first case of chikungunya virus this year in a South Carolina resident. The case occurred in an Upstate resident who recently returned from a trip to Haiti. Chikungunya virus, a mosquito-borne illness traditionally found in Africa and Asia, was recently identified in the Caribbean. The symptoms of chikungunya are headache, fever, rash, joint swelling or muscle pain. So...
  • SC man dies in motorcycle crash

    SC man dies in motorcycle crash

    Friday, July 11 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-07-11 20:25:09 GMT
    Van Horn from a Facebook photo and a photo of the crash scene from WSPAVan Horn from a Facebook photo and a photo of the crash scene from WSPA
    A man from Simpsonville has died following a crash on Thursday morning in Spartanburg County, according to SC Highway Patrol.The South Carolina Highway Patrol says that Leonard Arthur Vanhorn, Jr, was riding his Kawasaki motorcycle around 7 am when the incident happened.Vanhorn, age 43, died after he collided with an SUV near Tyger River Park. Officials say that Vanhorn was wearing a helmet.Vanhorn was originally from Fairmount, NY and had worked as an electronics engineer in the past, accord...
    A man from Simpsonville has died following a crash on Thursday morning in Spartanburg County, according to SC Highway Patrol.The South Carolina Highway Patrol says that Leonard Arthur Vanhorn, Jr, was riding his Kawasaki motorcycle around 7 am when the incident happened.Vanhorn, age 43, died after he collided with an SUV near Tyger River Park. Officials say that Vanhorn was wearing a helmet.Vanhorn was originally from Fairmount, NY and had worked as an electronics engineer in the past, accord...
  • Nearly 1000 bags of heroin laced with Fentanyl seized in NC bust

    Nearly 1000 bags of heroin laced with Fentanyl seized in NC bust

    Friday, July 11 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-11 19:46:59 GMT
    Blount and some of the heroin.. WNCT photoBlount and some of the heroin.. WNCT photo
    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office now says the heroin seized in the May 28th arrest Jason Deshon Blount, 36, was laced with large amounts of the drug Fentanyl. Blount was charged with numerous trafficking heroin charges after Greenville Regional Drug Task Force seized a total of 990 bags of heroin with anestimated street value of $19,800. He was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $1.5 million secured bond Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine, and is one of the str...
    The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office now says the heroin seized in the May 28th arrest Jason Deshon Blount, 36, was laced with large amounts of the drug Fentanyl. Blount was charged with numerous trafficking heroin charges after Greenville Regional Drug Task Force seized a total of 990 bags of heroin with anestimated street value of $19,800. He was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $1.5 million secured bond Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine, and is one of the str...
  • J. Crew under fire for new size 000 for women's clothes

    J. Crew under fire for new size 000 for women's clothes

    Friday, July 11 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-11 19:00:51 GMT
    J.Crew faces backlash over a very "tiny" choice for customers, a size 000 addition for its women's clothing. The size is equivalent to a 23 inch waist and is the same as XXXS in Europe. J. Crew is now offering the size in pants. "I won't support J.Crew's decision to expand their sizing downward because it feeds into the notion that clothing size is a scarlet letter," Capitol Hill Style wrote. "The practical and reasonable thing to do would be to create a measurement's guide that isn't abh...
    J.Crew faces backlash over a very "tiny" choice for customers, a size 000 addition for its women's clothing. The size is equivalent to a 23 inch waist and is the same as XXXS in Europe. J. Crew is now offering the size in pants. "I won't support J.Crew's decision to expand their sizing downward because it feeds into the notion that clothing size is a scarlet letter," Capitol Hill Style wrote. "The practical and reasonable thing to do would be to create a measurement's guide that isn't abh...
  • PayPal to refund donors in GA hot car case; dad also fired

    PayPal to refund donors in GA hot car case; dad also fired

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:32 AM EDT2014-07-11 12:32:10 GMT
    The online payment site PayPal says it will give refunds to people who donated to a fundraising campaign for a Georgia family whose toddler died in a hot car.PayPal spokeswoman Adriana Higuera tells The Associated Press the company will soon be issuing refunds to customers who used PayPal to donate to the campaign at YouCaring.com, where a total of more than $22,000 was given.Justin Ross Harris faces murder and child cruelty charges in the June 18 death of his son, 22-month-old Cooper Harris....
    The online payment site PayPal says it will give refunds to people who donated to a fundraising campaign for a Georgia family whose toddler died in a hot car.PayPal spokeswoman Adriana Higuera tells The Associated Press the company will soon be issuing refunds to customers who used PayPal to donate to the campaign at YouCaring.com, where a total of more than $22,000 was given.Justin Ross Harris faces murder and child cruelty charges in the June 18 death of his son, 22-month-old Cooper Harris....
  • Woman finds 7 ft. snake in her engine after car breaks down

    Woman finds 7 ft. snake in her engine after car breaks down

    Friday, July 11 2014 8:23 AM EDT2014-07-11 12:23:29 GMT
    A woman was terrified when she found out what caused her car to break down. Jackson Ault pulled over to help the woman. When he opened the hood of her car, a 20 pound python stared him down. He said it looked right at him, flicked its tongue and looking at kind of freaked him out a little bit.They called police and Lt. Louis Carlos had a much different reaction. He wanted to hold it and with with no fear at all, the officer took the snake off the engine, and babysat it until animal control go...
    A woman was terrified when she found out what caused her car to break down. Jackson Ault pulled over to help the woman. When he opened the hood of her car, a 20 pound python stared him down. He said it looked right at him, flicked its tongue and looking at kind of freaked him out a little bit.They called police and Lt. Louis Carlos had a much different reaction. He wanted to hold it and with with no fear at all, the officer took the snake off the engine, and babysat it until animal control go...
  • Student captures unbelievable sight in ocean

    Student captures unbelievable sight in ocean

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:41 AM EDT2014-07-11 11:41:36 GMT
    The sight was amazing, and a little spooky.A massive school of anchovy turned the water black just off the coast of La Jolla this week. Ocean experts say it's rare to see so many anchovy so close to our coast."Multimillions" of the finger-sized fishes prized on pizzas and in animal feed -- also called Northern anchovy -- created a dark-blue band in shallow waters just off the coast when first spotted Monday.Scripps scientists say they haven't seen such an aggregation in more than 30 years, bu...
    The sight was amazing, and a little spooky.A massive school of anchovy turned the water black just off the coast of La Jolla this week. Ocean experts say it's rare to see so many anchovy so close to our coast."Multimillions" of the finger-sized fishes prized on pizzas and in animal feed -- also called Northern anchovy -- created a dark-blue band in shallow waters just off the coast when first spotted Monday.Scripps scientists say they haven't seen such an aggregation in more than 30 years, bu...
  • Get paid to watch movies all day

    Get paid to watch movies all day

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-07-11 11:36:07 GMT
    LOS GATOS, California (CNN) - If you'd rather stay home from work and watch TV all day, we've got an even better idea. Netflix is hiring for the ultimate dream job. They want their new employee to watch movies and TV shows all day and tag them to know when to suggest them to paying customers, as first reported by TechRadar.The role, known as a tagger, will watch a movie or TV show then choose from 1000 words that best describe the program.The company currently employs about 40 taggers, but th...
    LOS GATOS, California (CNN) - If you'd rather stay home from work and watch TV all day, we've got an even better idea. Netflix is hiring for the ultimate dream job. They want their new employee to watch movies and TV shows all day and tag them to know when to suggest them to paying customers, as first reported by TechRadar.The role, known as a tagger, will watch a movie or TV show then choose from 1000 words that best describe the program.The company currently employs about 40 taggers, but th...
  • Groups aim to cut down on human sex trafficking in the East

    Groups aim to cut down on human sex trafficking in the East

    Friday, July 11 2014 7:09 AM EDT2014-07-11 11:09:58 GMT
    Human sex trafficking isn't something most would associate with Eastern North Carolina. But it does exist here.Sex trafficking affects people of all ages and ethnicities, both men and women.Anna Smith is the co-founder and executive director of Restore One, an organization devoted to helping male victims of sex trafficking. She says there's a misconception people have about males not being victims."When you ask about double standard, absolutely," said Smith. "We don't talk about men being abu...
    Human sex trafficking isn't something most would associate with Eastern North Carolina. But it does exist here.Sex trafficking affects people of all ages and ethnicities, both men and women.Anna Smith is the co-founder and executive director of Restore One, an organization devoted to helping male victims of sex trafficking. She says there's a misconception people have about males not being victims."When you ask about double standard, absolutely," said Smith. "We don't talk about men being abu...
  • Compromise reached on Common Core in NC Senate

    Compromise reached on Common Core in NC Senate

    Friday, July 11 2014 6:48 AM EDT2014-07-11 10:48:43 GMT
    One chamber of the General Assembly has signed off on North Carolina's pathway to eliminate Common Core in the public schools while allowing education policymakers to retain some of those academic standards in another form.The Senate voted 33-12 Thursday in favor of the measure that its top proponent says would repeal Common Core for the state's K-12 standards and direct the State Board of Education to come up with ne...
    One chamber of the General Assembly has signed off on North Carolina's pathway to eliminate Common Core in the public schools while allowing education policymakers to retain some of those academic standards in another form.The Senate voted 33-12 Thursday in favor of the measure that its top proponent says would repeal Common Core for the state's K-12 standards and direct the State Board of Education to come up with ne...
  • Ohio company wins rights to gold in shipwreck off SC coast

    Ohio company wins rights to gold in shipwreck off SC coast

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-07-11 02:27:45 GMT
    By The Associated PressA fugitive treasure hunter's company has lost its fight to stop deep-sea explorers from bringing up gold and other artifacts from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857.Federal Judge Rebecca Beach Smith in Virginia ruled Wednesday that an Ohio company, Recovery Limited Partnership, has salvage rights to the ship, the SS Central America.Smith rejects arguments from another company, Columbus America Discovery Group, that it had exclusive rights to the shipw...
    By The Associated PressA fugitive treasure hunter's company has lost its fight to stop deep-sea explorers from bringing up gold and other artifacts from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857.Federal Judge Rebecca Beach Smith in Virginia ruled Wednesday that an Ohio company, Recovery Limited Partnership, has salvage rights to the ship, the SS Central America.Smith rejects arguments from another company, Columbus America Discovery Group, that it had exclusive rights to the shipw...
  • Former Lancaster County sheriff Cauthen arrested

    Former Lancaster County sheriff Cauthen arrested

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-07-11 02:24:07 GMT
    By The Associated PressA former Lancaster County sheriff has been arrested after police say he fired pellets, marbles and paintballs at his neighbors.Rock Hill police said 58-year-old Johnny Cauthen turned himself in Thursday and was charged with malicious damage to property.Investigators say one of Cauthen's neighbors reported her glass door was shattered by a small object on June 6. A second neighbor reported small dents in her windshield. Police found pellets, paintballs and marbles in the...
    By The Associated PressA former Lancaster County sheriff has been arrested after police say he fired pellets, marbles and paintballs at his neighbors.Rock Hill police said 58-year-old Johnny Cauthen turned himself in Thursday and was charged with malicious damage to property.Investigators say one of Cauthen's neighbors reported her glass door was shattered by a small object on June 6. A second neighbor reported small dents in her windshield. Police found pellets, paintballs and marbles in the...
  • SC county to auction motorcycles, trucks seized in drug busts

    SC county to auction motorcycles, trucks seized in drug busts

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:16 PM EDT2014-07-11 02:16:14 GMT
    2013 Kawasaki EX650E2013 Kawasaki EX650E
    Sheriff Mike Crenshaw will be auctioning off cars, trucks, and lawn mowers to the highest bidder on August 2 at 9 am at the Oconee County Vehicle Maintenance Facility.The vehicles and equipment were seized by the Sheriff's Office during drug investigations. All vehicles and equipment have been searched to make sure that no drugs or drug paraphernalia are inside, officials said.The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office says that they will be selling many vehicles, including 1996 Harley Davidson Herit...
    Sheriff Mike Crenshaw will be auctioning off cars, trucks, and lawn mowers to the highest bidder on August 2 at 9 am at the Oconee County Vehicle Maintenance Facility.The vehicles and equipment were seized by the Sheriff's Office during drug investigations. All vehicles and equipment have been searched to make sure that no drugs or drug paraphernalia are inside, officials said.The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office says that they will be selling many vehicles, including 1996 Harley Davidson Herit...
  • Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Largest companies by revenue in each state

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-07-11 00:01:10 GMT
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
    Broadview Networks recently decided to find out the biggest -- by revenue -- company in each state in the US.The company used the Fortune 500 list to start with, but needed data by state, so it turned to Hoover's.With data from that company, they were able to search through each state's list of companies and then find the largest -- by revenue.Just flip through the list above and see who is the biggest in each state, what town they are based and their revenue.
  • SC rural roads are deadliest in nation, report says

    SC rural roads are deadliest in nation, report says

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-07-10 22:55:06 GMT
    A new report, released Thursday, says South Carolina has the most dangerous rural roads in the country.That means more fatalities on roads that aren't interstates or highways; but the State Department of Public Safety says that's not because the roads are unsafe as much as it is drivers not following the rules of the road.Lt. Kelley Hughes of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety says, "what we're seeing is some of the common causes are going to be impaired driving, driving too fast ...
    A new report, released Thursday, says South Carolina has the most dangerous rural roads in the country.That means more fatalities on roads that aren't interstates or highways; but the State Department of Public Safety says that's not because the roads are unsafe as much as it is drivers not following the rules of the road.Lt. Kelley Hughes of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety says, "what we're seeing is some of the common causes are going to be impaired driving, driving too fast ...
  • SC dog hit and killed by lightning as boy tries to save it

    SC dog hit and killed by lightning as boy tries to save it

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:39:03 GMT
    A tree that was knocked onto a house near Greenville SC on Thursday (WSPA photo)A tree that was knocked onto a house near Greenville SC on Thursday (WSPA photo)
    Severe weather is rolling through South Carolina on Thursday afternoon. In the Pee Dee and Grand Strand, there have been reports of a tornado and many counties were under a tornado watch.Elsewhere in SC, there were storms in the Upstate where in Spartanburg and Greenville counties trees have been toppled and powerlines have been ripped to the ground.A woman in Wellford told WSPA-TV she saw her neighbor's dog get killed by lightning as a teenage boy was trying to bring it in from outside durin...
    Severe weather is rolling through South Carolina on Thursday afternoon. In the Pee Dee and Grand Strand, there have been reports of a tornado and many counties were under a tornado watch.Elsewhere in SC, there were storms in the Upstate where in Spartanburg and Greenville counties trees have been toppled and powerlines have been ripped to the ground.A woman in Wellford told WSPA-TV she saw her neighbor's dog get killed by lightning as a teenage boy was trying to bring it in from outside durin...
  • Beached whale found on SC island

    Beached whale found on SC island

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:32:27 GMT
    WSAV photoWSAV photo
    A beached whale was found on Thursday morning on the beach in the Port Royal Plantation on Hilton Head Island.Officials tell WSAV-TV that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is on the beach performing a necropsy. WSAV has a crew on the way and will bring you more details when they become available.
    A beached whale was found on Thursday morning on the beach in the Port Royal Plantation on Hilton Head Island.Officials tell WSAV-TV that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is on the beach performing a necropsy. WSAV has a crew on the way and will bring you more details when they become available.
  • SC State University Foundation pledges $1 Million to bolster student enrollment

    SC State University Foundation pledges $1 Million to bolster student enrollment

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-10 19:58:39 GMT
    The South Carolina State University Foundation has pledged $1 million to the institution. The pledge comes following a request made by the university's president, Thomas J. Elzey. At its June meeting, the SC State Board of Trustees empowered Elzey to ask the Foundation for its support as the university strategically works to maximize recruitment and retention efforts for the 2014-2015 academic year. "We are extremely grateful to the SC State University Foundation for this monumental commitmen...
    The South Carolina State University Foundation has pledged $1 million to the institution. The pledge comes following a request made by the university's president, Thomas J. Elzey. At its June meeting, the SC State Board of Trustees empowered Elzey to ask the Foundation for its support as the university strategically works to maximize recruitment and retention efforts for the 2014-2015 academic year. "We are extremely grateful to the SC State University Foundation for this monumental commitmen...
  • NC man puts up tarps when neighbors put up cameras

    NC man puts up tarps when neighbors put up cameras

    Thursday, July 10 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-10 19:00:02 GMT
    A North Carolina man took drastic measures to protect his privacy, putting up a 10-foot-wide line of tarps around his home. Tony Jones said he did it because he's frustrated by some video cameras that are pointed at his house. Just last week, he added another tarp to hide the side of his house from yet another camera.He says the cameras are even impacting his family's social life. He said the cameras stopped any of their friends from coming to the house, because they didn't want to be recorde...
    A North Carolina man took drastic measures to protect his privacy, putting up a 10-foot-wide line of tarps around his home. Tony Jones said he did it because he's frustrated by some video cameras that are pointed at his house. Just last week, he added another tarp to hide the side of his house from yet another camera.He says the cameras are even impacting his family's social life. He said the cameras stopped any of their friends from coming to the house, because they didn't want to be recorde...
  • Skulls donated to thrift store a mystery

    Skulls donated to thrift store a mystery

    Thursday, July 10 2014 2:15 PM EDT2014-07-10 18:15:51 GMT
    Officials in Washington state are searching for the person who donated three human skulls to a thrift store in a Seattle suburb. The King County medical examiner said in a statement on Wednesday that two of the skulls were from adults and appeared to have been used in a medical clinic or for instruction. The third is very old and appears to have belonged to a Native American child. State law requires the Native American skull be returned to its tribe. The medical examiner is asking whoever do...
    Officials in Washington state are searching for the person who donated three human skulls to a thrift store in a Seattle suburb. The King County medical examiner said in a statement on Wednesday that two of the skulls were from adults and appeared to have been used in a medical clinic or for instruction. The third is very old and appears to have belonged to a Native American child. State law requires the Native American skull be returned to its tribe. The medical examiner is asking whoever do...
  • Record-shattering snapper caught in Gulf

    Record-shattering snapper caught in Gulf

    Thursday, July 10 2014 1:38 PM EDT2014-07-10 17:38:41 GMT
    Some records are broken. Others are completely and utterly shattered.The latter can be said for Alabama's cubera snapper record after a man caught a massive lunker in the Gulf of Mexico off the shores of Alabama on Tuesday. The snapper unofficially weighed in at 84 lbs., 9 oz., exceeding the current record for a Cubera Snapper of 52 lbs, 0 oz. caught on May 20, 1988.The snapper is pending approval from the Alabama Mar...
    Some records are broken. Others are completely and utterly shattered.The latter can be said for Alabama's cubera snapper record after a man caught a massive lunker in the Gulf of Mexico off the shores of Alabama on Tuesday. The snapper unofficially weighed in at 84 lbs., 9 oz., exceeding the current record for a Cubera Snapper of 52 lbs, 0 oz. caught on May 20, 1988.The snapper is pending approval from the Alabama Mar...
  • VIRAL: Hedgehog's tiny birthday party brings big smiles

    VIRAL: Hedgehog's tiny birthday party brings big smiles

    Thursday, July 10 2014 12:20 PM EDT2014-07-10 16:20:38 GMT
    Image from Hello Denizen YouTube channel.Image from Hello Denizen YouTube channel.
    How do you celebrate a hedgehog's birthday? By baking teeny tiny cakes using teeny tiny bakeware and inviting his teeny tiny friends who shower their pal with teeny tiny gifts.
    How do you celebrate a hedgehog's birthday? By baking teeny tiny cakes using teeny tiny bakeware and inviting his teeny tiny friends who shower their pal with teeny tiny gifts.
  • Police: man kills 4 children, 2 adults; taken into custody

    Police: man kills 4 children, 2 adults; taken into custody

    Thursday, July 10 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-07-10 16:03:09 GMT
    A father who authorities say went on a shooting rampage at a suburban Houston home, killing four of his children and two adults and wounding his 15-year-old daughter critically, has surrendered after a standoff and is in custody, police said.Investigators plan to charge the man Thursday, a day after the rampage in a usually quiet middle-class subdivision in Spring, Texas, said Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Thomas Gilliland.Gilliland described the dead as two boys, ages 4 and 14; two girls, a...
    A father who authorities say went on a shooting rampage at a suburban Houston home, killing four of his children and two adults and wounding his 15-year-old daughter critically, has surrendered after a standoff and is in custody, police said.Investigators plan to charge the man Thursday, a day after the rampage in a usually quiet middle-class subdivision in Spring, Texas, said Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Thomas Gilliland.Gilliland described the dead as two boys, ages 4 and 14; two girls, a...
  • 7 dead in apartment fire

    7 dead in apartment fire

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-10 14:43:22 GMT
    CBS reports seven people are dead after an early morning fire at an apartment building in Massachusetts.Firefighters arrived to the building already engulfed in flames. Witnesses told WBZ in Boston people were tossing babies out of second-floor windows to get them to safety. Deputy Fire Chief Patrick McCabe said 48 people lived in the building, and there were businesses on the ground floor.Fire Marshal Stephen Coan confirmed the fatalities in two top floor apartment units.Several others were ...
    CBS reports seven people are dead after an early morning fire at an apartment building in Massachusetts.Firefighters arrived to the building already engulfed in flames. Witnesses told WBZ in Boston people were tossing babies out of second-floor windows to get them to safety. Deputy Fire Chief Patrick McCabe said 48 people lived in the building, and there were businesses on the ground floor.Fire Marshal Stephen Coan confirmed the fatalities in two top floor apartment units.Several others were ...
  • World's tallest water slide opens; 17 stories high

    World's tallest water slide opens; 17 stories high

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-07-10 14:02:42 GMT
    The world's tallest water slide is scheduled to open Thursday in Kansas City, Kansas.Officials at Schlitterbahn Water Park in said people will be able to ride the Verrückt slide Thursday.Guinness World Records in April certified the 17-story, 168-foot-tall attraction as the tallest water slide in the world. Verrückt is German for insame. The ride plummets at 60 mph to 70 mph on four-person rafts.You need to be able to walk up the 264 steps before you can take the plunge.
    The world's tallest water slide is scheduled to open Thursday in Kansas City, Kansas.Officials at Schlitterbahn Water Park in said people will be able to ride the Verrückt slide Thursday.Guinness World Records in April certified the 17-story, 168-foot-tall attraction as the tallest water slide in the world. Verrückt is German for insame. The ride plummets at 60 mph to 70 mph on four-person rafts.You need to be able to walk up the 264 steps before you can take the plunge.
  • Child rapist set to be executed Thursday; grandmother of victim to watch

    Child rapist set to be executed Thursday; grandmother of victim to watch

    Thursday, July 10 2014 8:05 AM EDT2014-07-10 12:05:59 GMT
    Eddie Wayne Davis set to be executed for rape and murder of Kim Waters.Eddie Wayne Davis set to be executed for rape and murder of Kim Waters.
    A man convicted of the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old Florida girl is set to be executed Thursday with the victim's grandmother watching from the witness chamber on behalf of the child and her deceased mother.Eddie Wayne Davis, 45, is scheduled to receive a three-drug injection at 6 p.m. at Florida State Prison for his 1995 conviction on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Kimberly Waters, whose mother had briefly dated Davis. It would be the sixth execution in Florida th...
    A man convicted of the 1994 rape and killing of an 11-year-old Florida girl is set to be executed Thursday with the victim's grandmother watching from the witness chamber on behalf of the child and her deceased mother.Eddie Wayne Davis, 45, is scheduled to receive a three-drug injection at 6 p.m. at Florida State Prison for his 1995 conviction on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of Kimberly Waters, whose mother had briefly dated Davis. It would be the sixth execution in Florida th...
  • Couple calls 911 after they say cat goes berserk

    Couple calls 911 after they say cat goes berserk

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-07-10 11:19:34 GMT
    A 4-year-old Russian blue cat named Kush is being quarantined after apparently going berserk inside a central Florida home, prompting its owners to call 911. Police say the feline scratched owners Teresa and James Gregory on their arms and legs Saturday, causing the couple to retreat to a bedroom, where they called 911. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Teresa Gregory told the dispatcher she had mistakenly stepped on the cat's tail earlier in the day and the cat went after her husband....
    A 4-year-old Russian blue cat named Kush is being quarantined after apparently going berserk inside a central Florida home, prompting its owners to call 911. Police say the feline scratched owners Teresa and James Gregory on their arms and legs Saturday, causing the couple to retreat to a bedroom, where they called 911. The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports Teresa Gregory told the dispatcher she had mistakenly stepped on the cat's tail earlier in the day and the cat went after her husband....
  • Woman beaten as a baby dies 22 years later; police charge dad

    Woman beaten as a baby dies 22 years later; police charge dad

    Thursday, July 10 2014 7:10 AM EDT2014-07-10 11:10:38 GMT
    A man was charged Monday in the death of his daughter, who died at the age of 22 last year.Authorities stated that Anthony Lane “violently beat” his daughter Amanda when she was five weeks old, leaving her critically injured.She remained critically injured until her death last year. An autopsy revealed her death was caused by complications to the blunt force trauma she suffered as an infant.Lane, 41, was subsequently charged with first degree murder in her death Monday.He is being held in the...
    A man was charged Monday in the death of his daughter, who died at the age of 22 last year.Authorities stated that Anthony Lane “violently beat” his daughter Amanda when she was five weeks old, leaving her critically injured.She remained critically injured until her death last year. An autopsy revealed her death was caused by complications to the blunt force trauma she suffered as an infant.Lane, 41, was subsequently charged with first degree murder in her death Monday.He is being held in the...
  • Clemson sells out of season tickets

    Clemson sells out of season tickets

    Thursday, July 10 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-10 10:44:56 GMT
    Clemson says it's sold out of football season tickets.Athletic department spokesman Joe Galbraith said Wednesday that the school had sold all of the more than 52,000 season tickets at Memorial Stadium for its seven-game home schedule.Clemson's athletic ticket office is selling single-game tickets for all home games at Death Valley except for the season-finale with South Carolina on Nov. 29.The school said it surpassed last year's season-ticket sales by more than ...
    Clemson says it's sold out of football season tickets.Athletic department spokesman Joe Galbraith said Wednesday that the school had sold all of the more than 52,000 season tickets at Memorial Stadium for its seven-game home schedule.Clemson's athletic ticket office is selling single-game tickets for all home games at Death Valley except for the season-finale with South Carolina on Nov. 29.The school said it surpassed last year's season-ticket sales by more than ...
  • Online shoppers: new warning related to customer satisfaction surveys

    Online shoppers: new warning related to customer satisfaction surveys

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-10 02:04:54 GMT
    By Tracey Early (WSPA)Getting to an actual store to get your shopping fix isn't always convenient. Just ask Kari Visser-Robel. The mother of three lives an hour away from the nearest mall."When I need things for the kids, especially seasonally, I'm shopping online," said Kari.And just like any other online shopper, she's used to what comes after: An online survey asking how you liked your experience."They always ask like, can you rate your satisfaction, how happy you are, always offer free st...
    By Tracey Early (WSPA)Getting to an actual store to get your shopping fix isn't always convenient. Just ask Kari Visser-Robel. The mother of three lives an hour away from the nearest mall."When I need things for the kids, especially seasonally, I'm shopping online," said Kari.And just like any other online shopper, she's used to what comes after: An online survey asking how you liked your experience."They always ask like, can you rate your satisfaction, how happy you are, always offer free st...
  • President Obama offered 'a hit' of pot while in Colorado

    President Obama offered 'a hit' of pot while in Colorado

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:30:51 GMT
    President Obama... From Matt Anton on InstagramPresident Obama... From Matt Anton on Instagram
    "Do you want to hit this?" a man asked President Barack Obama in a bar in Denver Tuesday night. The President laughed but didn't indulge.It wasn't the only time Obama was offered weed on his night out. That's apparently what happens in Colorado, which recently legalized recreational marijuana.The man posted the exchange on Instagram for the world to see."Asked (President) if he wanted a hit of pot...he laughed!" wrote Matt Anton on his social media account.Obama has admitted to smoking pot as...
    "Do you want to hit this?" a man asked President Barack Obama in a bar in Denver Tuesday night. The President laughed but didn't indulge.It wasn't the only time Obama was offered weed on his night out. That's apparently what happens in Colorado, which recently legalized recreational marijuana.The man posted the exchange on Instagram for the world to see."Asked (President) if he wanted a hit of pot...he laughed!" wrote Matt Anton on his social media account.Obama has admitted to smoking pot as...
  • 24,000 Robeson County students to receive free school lunches in 2014-2015

    24,000 Robeson County students to receive free school lunches in 2014-2015

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-07-09 20:21:31 GMT
    LUMBERTON, NC— Robeson County students will be eligible to receive free lunches when school starts back in August.According to the Robesonian.com, Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County announcedTuesday night that the district had met the eligibility requirements for participation in the Community Eligibility Provision National School Lunch Program.The national program would allow Robeson County schools to serve free lunches to all children, regardless of their financial ...
    LUMBERTON, NC— Robeson County students will be eligible to receive free lunches when school starts back in August.According to the Robesonian.com, Board of Education for the Public Schools of Robeson County announcedTuesday night that the district had met the eligibility requirements for participation in the Community Eligibility Provision National School Lunch Program.The national program would allow Robeson County schools to serve free lunches to all children, regardless of their financial ...
  • Mom of 3 receives death threats after Tweeting Hobby Lobby photo

    Mom of 3 receives death threats after Tweeting Hobby Lobby photo

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-07-09 19:49:06 GMT
    Holly Fisher - TwitterHolly Fisher - Twitter
    A Southern mom of 3 young children has received death threats after she posted a photo on Twitter last week supporting the recent US Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision, Chick fil A and the pro-life movement. Holly Fisher, of West Virginia, happened to be in the Hobby Lobby parking lot and had just eaten at the adjacent Chick fil A in Barboursville last week when her husband took a photo of her wearing a pro-life t-shirt. The woman, from a town called Nitro, posted the photo on her Twitter a...
    A Southern mom of 3 young children has received death threats after she posted a photo on Twitter last week supporting the recent US Supreme Court Hobby Lobby decision, Chick fil A and the pro-life movement. Holly Fisher, of West Virginia, happened to be in the Hobby Lobby parking lot and had just eaten at the adjacent Chick fil A in Barboursville last week when her husband took a photo of her wearing a pro-life t-shirt. The woman, from a town called Nitro, posted the photo on her Twitter a...
  • Nagin, New Orleans mayor during Katrina, gets 10 years for corruption

    Nagin, New Orleans mayor during Katrina, gets 10 years for corruption

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:56:43 GMT
    Nagin, right, with President Bush after Hurricane Katrina...Nagin, right, with President Bush after Hurricane Katrina...
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor - including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning. Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin's support for various projects. The bribes came in t...
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor - including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning. Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin's support for various projects. The bribes came in t...
  • 9 year old accidentally shot to death, police arrest mother

    9 year old accidentally shot to death, police arrest mother

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-09 18:30:46 GMT
    Amy PittmanAmy Pittman
    The mother of a 9-year-old who was killed in an accidental shooting in April was arrested by police Wednesday.Officers arrested Amy Pittman Wednesday morning on Rock Street.Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Macon Street April 28 around 9:40 p.m. in reference to a shooting. When they arrived, officers found 9-year-old Christian Pittman, who had died from an apparent gunshot wound.Durham police said three chi...
    The mother of a 9-year-old who was killed in an accidental shooting in April was arrested by police Wednesday.Officers arrested Amy Pittman Wednesday morning on Rock Street.Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Macon Street April 28 around 9:40 p.m. in reference to a shooting. When they arrived, officers found 9-year-old Christian Pittman, who had died from an apparent gunshot wound.Durham police said three chi...
  • Big Break Myrtle Beach premieres in October

    Big Break Myrtle Beach premieres in October

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-09 17:57:22 GMT
    Fans of the Golf Channel's series Big Break will see some familiar scenery. Several courses in Myrtle Beach will be featured when the show returns in the fall for the premiere October 7th.Six men and six women are all vying for a chance for their golf careers to take off. Several competitions will take place at Barefoot Resort with the winner receiving an exemption to a PGA Tour or LPGA Tour event in 2015.Three Barefoot Resorts courses are part of the upcoming episodes - one each designed by ...
    Fans of the Golf Channel's series Big Break will see some familiar scenery. Several courses in Myrtle Beach will be featured when the show returns in the fall for the premiere October 7th.Six men and six women are all vying for a chance for their golf careers to take off. Several competitions will take place at Barefoot Resort with the winner receiving an exemption to a PGA Tour or LPGA Tour event in 2015.Three Barefoot Resorts courses are part of the upcoming episodes - one each designed by ...
  • Boy raises $50K to help friend with cerebral palsy

    Boy raises $50K to help friend with cerebral palsy

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-07-09 16:12:46 GMT
    Never underestimate the power of a simple lemonade stand and an internet connection. A seven-year-old boy from Maple Ridge, British Columbia has raised $24,000 for his friend's expensive surgery. He was able to do it with a homemade lemonade stand and a social media campaign.Quinn Callander said when he learned his friend Brayden Grozdanich needed expensive surgery in the U.S. that would cost $20,000, he wanted to hel...
    Never underestimate the power of a simple lemonade stand and an internet connection. A seven-year-old boy from Maple Ridge, British Columbia has raised $24,000 for his friend's expensive surgery. He was able to do it with a homemade lemonade stand and a social media campaign.Quinn Callander said when he learned his friend Brayden Grozdanich needed expensive surgery in the U.S. that would cost $20,000, he wanted to hel...
  • Deadly storms spawn tornadoes killing 5

    Deadly storms spawn tornadoes killing 5

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-09 15:50:55 GMT
      In Syracuse, New York four people died after home were almost completely leveled. In Syracuse, New York four people died after home were almost completely leveled.
    Severe storms and tornadoes tore through the eastern United States Tuesday killing five people. In Syracuse, New York, four people were killed and several homes destroyed after theNational Weather Service has confirmed a tornado there.Atleast one home was blown away only leaving its foundation in tact.At a Carroll County, Maryland campsite, a boy diedand eight others were hurtby falling trees. CLICK HERE for that story. Downed power lines left hundreds of thousands without electricity. Search...
    Severe storms and tornadoes tore through the eastern United States Tuesday killing five people. In Syracuse, New York, four people were killed and several homes destroyed after theNational Weather Service has confirmed a tornado there.Atleast one home was blown away only leaving its foundation in tact.At a Carroll County, Maryland campsite, a boy diedand eight others were hurtby falling trees. CLICK HERE for that story. Downed power lines left hundreds of thousands without electricity. Search...
  • Boy killed by falling tree at Christian camp

    Boy killed by falling tree at Christian camp

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-07-09 15:17:25 GMT
    A group of kids at Fort Roller Junior Youth Camp and Arrowhead Woods at River Valley Ranch were hiking when a storm rolled in around 7 Tuesday night. Camp leaders tried to get everyone to shelter in time but the storm was severe and swift. One boy was killed and 8 others hurt by falling trees and limbs. The boy who died became trapped under a tree and later died at a nearby hospital. Six of the eight children had to b...
    A group of kids at Fort Roller Junior Youth Camp and Arrowhead Woods at River Valley Ranch were hiking when a storm rolled in around 7 Tuesday night. Camp leaders tried to get everyone to shelter in time but the storm was severe and swift. One boy was killed and 8 others hurt by falling trees and limbs. The boy who died became trapped under a tree and later died at a nearby hospital. Six of the eight children had to b...
  • Belk Inc. to expand Union County Distribution Center, invest $47 Million

    Belk Inc. to expand Union County Distribution Center, invest $47 Million

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-07-09 13:43:41 GMT
    Department store retailer Belk, Inc. is expanding its Union County e-commerce distribution and fulfillment center operations for the second time since establishing there in mid-June 2012. The $47 million investment will expand the facility footprint by 50 percent and add 20 new jobs, which will grow the company’s Jonesville presence to 314 employees.The expansion, which is expected to be completed in January 2015, will add more than 345,000 square feet of newly co...
    Department store retailer Belk, Inc. is expanding its Union County e-commerce distribution and fulfillment center operations for the second time since establishing there in mid-June 2012. The $47 million investment will expand the facility footprint by 50 percent and add 20 new jobs, which will grow the company’s Jonesville presence to 314 employees.The expansion, which is expected to be completed in January 2015, will add more than 345,000 square feet of newly co...
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