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‘I’m going to get you out:' Good Samaritan recounts saving pilot from crashed plane

The Myrtle Beach Fire Department responded after a two-person plane crashed into the ocean near Springmaid Pier, according to Lt. Jonathan Evans with Myrtle Beach Fire.

CPD: Man wanted in 2015 sex assault and murder caught in Florida

Deputies arrest final suspect in fatal Orangeburg home invasion

Graham: ‘I have no interest in becoming attorney general’

West Florence High dismissing students early, citing ‘security issue’

‘It’s been agonizing:’ Families of mental health patients who drowned in HCSO van speak at Senate subcommittee hearing

CDC links Salmonella outbreak in 35 states to raw turkey products

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SC utility bills among the highest in the US, new study says

Deputies looking for person involved in armed robbery at Bojangles in Lugoff

11-year-old charged after reports of tainted Snickers in Rowan neighborhood

Voters send 3 incumbents, 1 newcomer to CCSD school board

Vehicle found submerged in North Myrtle Beach marina

Deadline extended for SC residents impacted by Florence to apply for disaster assistance

USC announces presidential search committee members to find replacement for Pastides

The University of South Carolina announced the members of a search committee that will recommend candidates to replace President Harris Pastides.

Smith concedes SC governor’s race to McMaster

The man hoping to unseat current Gov. Henry McMaster went into Election Day saying he felt confident about the chances of the upset.

The Citadel announces tuition increase for 2019-2020 school year

Upper-class in-state cadets will now pay $25,055, $617 more for the all in rate while out-of-state cadets tuition will go up $1,179 tp $48,089.

SC sets midterm record for absentee voting

South Carolina set a record for absentee ballots cast during the 2018 Midterm elections.

  Stolen vehicle believed involved in NC child’s kidnapping traced to Lowcountry

MEET THE CANDIDATES: South Carolina Governor’s race

‘We have a community problem:’ Innocent father of 16 killed in gang-related crossfire while taking out trash

Attorneys make arguments in Michael Slager federal appeal case

Health Officials: 3 cases of measles in SC are unvaccinated children

SCE&G rate-payers at Public Service Commission hearing sick of paying for failed nuclear expansion

Hundreds attend celebration of life service for SC man whose plane disappeared off Charleston coast

The family of a South Carolina man who hasn’t been seen since the plane he was traveling in went missing off the coast near Charleston late last month is holding a celebration of life service Thursday.

SCE&G apologizes to customers during first day of Public Service Commission hearing

There is an answer in sight for how SCE&G customers may be paid back for the billions invested in the failed VC Summer nuclear project.

NBA All-Star, Hollywood actress joining team behind Charleston church shooting documentary

A documentary on the 2015 massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church is getting the support of some big names.

Deputies: SC woman accused of burning 8-year-old sister’s hands as punishment

Richland County deputies say Talisha Fason, 23, has been charged with unlawful conduct toward a child after allegedly forcing her 8-year-old sister’s hands under hot water, causing the burns on the top of her hands.

New CofC clear bag policy at athletic events starts Thursday

Diapers and non-medically necessary items for babies and young children must also be in a clear bag.

Halloween fun fact: Actor who plays Michael Myers in latest ‘Halloween’ movie has USC ties

The franchise’s latest offering was filmed in Charleston and has another South Carolina tie, according to the University of South Carolina’s Twitter page.

Suspect in ambush of Florence County officers refuses to participate in hearing

The man accused of opening fire on Florence County law enforcement officers earlier this month, killing two, refused to participate in his preliminary hearing on Wednesday.

Girlfriend sentenced to 15 years for killing of former SC State football player

A woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the killing of a former SC State football player.

SC health officials confirm measles case in the Upstate

Officials with the South Carolina Department of Health and Enviornmental Control received a report of measles from the Upstate and testing has confirmed it.

Law enforcement expert: ‘I’ve never seen a mounted officer use his baton in that manner’

A video gaining traction on social media shows a Richland County sheriff’s deputy swinging a 40-inch wooden baton in the air above hundreds of USC tailgaters on Saturday.

Bomb suspect previously worked as a stripper in Myrtle Beach

The man authorities say mailed pipe bombs to prominent Democrats last week previously worked as a male stripper in Myrtle Beach.

Professors at CCU seek to understand complex hurricane systems, ‘disastrous inland flooding’

Leaders of Coastal Carolina University’s Hurricane Genesis and Outlook Project (HUGO) are looking for new ways to research how storms can cause disastrous inland flooding in our area.

RCSD sheriff apologizes for actions by a deputy during a tailgate Saturday

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott took to the podium Monday to apologize for a situation that took place Saturday night, at a tailgate during USC's homecoming.

New moped law to take effect in South Carolina

Moped drivers in South Carolina will soon face stricter regulations. The new law, which takes effect November 19th, aims to curb deadly moped-related accidents in the state.

NTSB investigating after search for missing plane off Charleston coast suspended

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search Sunday morning for a missing private plane off the coast of Charleston.

State senators form special committee in response to drownings of patients in HCSO care

Some South Carolina senators have formed a special committee to look into possible changes to how mental health patients and criminal detainees are transported.

New moped laws to go into effect in November

If you own a moped, listen up!

Sex offender who molested child in Midlands parking lot extradited from PA

A sex offender has been exradited from Pennsylvania to Kershaw County to answer for his crimes.

SCSU investigating after student was robbed at campus housing complex

Officials are investigating after a South Carolina State University student was the victim of an armed robbery, according to a school alert sent Monday morning.

Dominion Energy to hold Charleston ‘Meet & Greet’ Monday night

Residents can have their questions answered Monday night.

Family, friends, law enforcement to gather to say goodbye to Farrah Turner

Thousands of family, friends and law enforcement officers from across the state are expected to gather Sunday for the funeral of Florence County Sheriff’s Inv. Farrah Turner, which is set to start at 12 p.m. at the Florence Center.

One may have been exposed to rabies by raccoon in Beaufort County

State health department officials say a raccoon that tested positive for rabies may have exposed one person in Beaufort County to the virus.

SLED report: Number of violent crimes increasing in SC, property crimes decreasing

The number of violent crimes are increasing across the Palmetto state, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division’s 2016 crime report.

Richland Co. woman wanted after attempting to attack person with chainsaw

Richland County Deputies are asking for the community’s help locating a woman after investigators say she tried to attack someone with a chainsaw.

Smith, McMaster spar in final gubernatorial debate

The final debate between James Smith and Governor Henry McMaster features some fireworks.

Florence County Inv. Farrah Turner’s hometown remembers one of their own

With a second patrol car memorial placed at the Village Green on Henry Street in Florence County Investigator Farrah Turner hometown of Lake City, people in the area reflect on the life and legacy of one of their own.

Dominion/SCANA hearing one week away

One week from today, the Public Service Commission will begin a hearing that could ultimately decide how much you pay for electricity for decades.

‘I just don’t believe that Tammy Moorer was involved:’ Attorney speaks after gag order lifted in Moorer case

With the gag order lifted, the attorney for Tammy Moorer is speaking about the case for the first time since March 2014, when the order was first issued.

Marine 1st Sgt. accused of stealing $1.5 million worth of razors from Parris Island

A Marine first sergeant and three civilian employees have been accused of stealing over $1.5 million of razors - yes, razors that you shave with - from a Marine Corps recruit store warehouse at Parris Island.

‘We had a victory:’ Sister of drowning victim reacts to news of HCSO deputies’ termination

On September 18, mental health patients Wendy Newton and Nicolette Green drowned in the back of a Horry County Sheriff’s Office transport van in Marion County.

Deputy wounded in Florence shootout comes home

One of two Florence County Sheriff’s deputies shot in the Oct. 3 ambush of seven law enforcement officers is finally home.

SC students outperform nation in SAT, AP exams, new report shows

A new College Board report released Thursday shows that South Carolina students who took the exam outscored students nationally - 15 points above the national average on the SAT.

'This is a big, big win for South Carolina:’ How a winning ticket impacts the state

South Carolina will receive millions from the Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Simpsonville.

Report: South Carolina will have one of the highest nursing shortages in nation by 2030

South Carolina is on track to have one of the most severe nursing shortages in the nation by 2030, according to a new report.

Lottery to Mega Millions winner: 'Take a deep breath, sign your ticket’

South Carolina Education Lottery officials are urging the winner of Tuesday night’s Mega Millions jackpot to take a deep breath, then safeguard their ticket.

Coastal Carolina Fair opens Thursday

With plenty of food, entertainment and rides for kids of all ages, the Coastal Carolina Fair is set to kick off Thursday.

SC woman pleads ‘Don’t shoot George’ as family tracks deer during hunting season

If you see a deer with yellow tape on its antlers, he is not in distress. His name is George, he has friends, and they want to protect him.

How many houses could the $1.5 billion Mega Millions buy? All of the homes in this SC city - and then some

Obviously, that’s a lot of money - even the one-time payout is more than $900 million. So how many houses could that buy? According to Zillow, it’s a lot of houses.

Judge finds Terry Elvis guilty of contempt of court one day after Moorer guilty verdict

Terry Elvis, the father of missing girl Heather Elvis, was found guilty Wednesday morning of contempt of court.

‘Something needs to change,’ video shows Saluda County students standing on a crowded bus

Concerning video coming out of Saluda County shows students, standing in the middle of the bus aisle on a moving school bus that is seemingly overcrowded.

FCSO reports detail multiple domestic incidents at the home of alleged law enforcement shooter

WMBF News Investigates looked into how many calls the Florence County Sheriff’s Office received to respond the Hopkins Home on Ashton Lane since January 2017.

Myrtle Beach Police officers fund shopping trip for young man in need

A group of officers from the City of Myrtle Beach are living up to the “First in Service” promise of the police department after a selfless act to help a young man in need.

Fallen Florence Co. deputy escorted from MUSC after autopsy

Turner is the second officer to pass away from the shooting.

Tammy Moorer sentenced to 30 years in prison after being found guilty of kidnapping Heather Elvis

An Horry County grand jury came back with a guilty verdict for Tammy Moorer in her kidnapping case.

‘It was an amazing moment:’ Special needs student at Conway High crowned Homecoming Queen

A special needs student at Conway High School was crowned Homecoming Queen last Friday.

Tammy Moorer kidnapping case to be put in jury’s hands

Jurors are expected to start deliberating Tuesday morning in the Tammy Moorer kidnapping trial.

Florence Co. investigator dies from injuries she sustained in mass shooting

A relative has confirmed that Farrah Turner, one of the Florence County Sheriff’s Office deputies injured in a mass shooting on Oct. 3, died Monday evening.

Defense rests its case in Tammy Moorer kidnapping trial

The kidnapping trial of Tammy Moorer begins its third week Monday morning, as the state gets the opportunity to continue cross-examining the defense's witnesses.

Apartment floor collapses leaving 30 injured near Clemson University

Police say the building's first floor collapsed into the basement while the party goers were dancing. (Source: WHNS/CNN)

Murrells Inlet benefit concert raises money for flood victims

As families slowly start to rebuild following the damage caused by Hurricane Florence local businesses in Murrells Inlet are doing their part to help those in need.

Newberry woman on kidney transplant list for six years continues to wait for a perfect match

At seventeen years old, most young girls are getting ready for school, having sleepovers with friends, and learning lessons about life. For one Newberry woman, she started the fight for her life.

Inmate who escaped a Florence detention center Sunday apprehended

Law enforcement officials have apprehended an inmate who escaped from a Florence detention center early Sunday morning.

Sen. Bernie Sanders urges South Carolina to fight for Medicare for all at Saturday rally

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will join Senatory Nina Turner and other South Carolina democrats at a Medicare for All Rally at the Koger Center in Columbia at noon Saturday.

Gov. McMaster, state officials visiting Conway Monday

Governor Henry McMaster will be joined by state and federal officials and nonprofit organizations for Team South Carolina Day Monday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Conway Recreation Center, 1515 Mill Pond Road.

SC officer pulls over mayor during first day on duty

Typically one’s first day on the job is memorable but one first-timer with the Myrtle Beach Police Department had a first day she will never forget. PTL Amanda Johnston stopped a driver for an expired tag and it turned out to be none other than Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune.

Couple who won hearts with ‘Notebook’-themed photoshoot renew vows for 60th wedding anniversary

Photographer Stacy Welch-Christ, of Mary Evelyn Photography in Oklahoma, says Clemma and Sterling Elmore have continued to love one another all the way to the alter years after uniting and starting a family.

Search warrant details what led Florence County officers to home where gunfire erupted

A search warrant is shedding light on what led Florence County law enforcement officers to an area home, where they were ambushed by gunfire.

Pregnant Ft. Jackson drill sergeant competes in ‘Ms. Veteran America’ competition to advocate for homeless female veterans

A national competition between all women soldiers helped to raise $100,000 in the fight against female veteran homelessness this year.