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Family outraged after women die in flooded van driven by South Carolina deputies

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- As South Carolina rivers overflowed from Florence's torrential rain, deputies taking two women to a mental health facility drove into floodwaters that engulfed their van and trapped the women inside, officials said Wednesday. The two deputies worked to free the women, who were bein

CBS NEWS - 2018-09-20 12:45:49

Port Royal man threatens to kill Beaufort Co. sheriff, leaves 17 voicemails for captain, report says

A Port Royal man was arrested Thursday after threatening to kill Sheriff P.J. Tanner multiple times and leaving more than a dozen harassing voicemails over two days to aBeaufort County Sheriff’s Officecaptain’s direct telephone line, a Sheriff’s Office report says.The suspect was booked into theBeau


Rincon Police receiving tips from community after former soldier's body found

So far, investigators haven't said how the young woman died, but they do believe she was killed.

WSAV-TV - 2018-09-19 21:48:24

S.C. correctional officers arrested for attempting to bring drugs to prisoners

• Prisoner/Contraband, furnishing or attempt to furnish prisoner, SC Code Section 24-03-0950

ABCNEWS4.COM - 2018-09-19 19:23:32

Two men stole $14K worth of tires, rims from these Bluffton car dealerships, police say

Managers at neighboring Bluffton car dealerships discovered $14,125 worth of tires and rims stolen from cars in their parking lots Tuesday, according to a Bluffton Police Department report.A manager from theInfiniti of Hilton Headdealership on Fording Island Road contacted officers early Tuesdayafte

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-09-19 13:19:00

Trump to visit North Carolina, where rivers are still rising while homes and roadways remain submerged

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to visit North Carolina, which is bearing the brunt of Florence's deadly deluge and where rivers are still rising while thousands of homes and roadways remain submerged.Trump plans to arrive at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, North Carolina,

CNBC - 2018-09-19 10:30:29

Woman arrested for selling marijuana edibles at Georgia church event

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- (WGXA) -- Two women face felony drug charges after agents with the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team found they were selling marijuana edibles at a church event in Savannah, Georgia.

CRIMEWATCHDAILY.COM - 2018-09-18 21:34:00

Postal Workers President in South Carolina Charged with Embezzlement - National Legal & Policy Center

On September 12, Dana Roush, former president of American Postal Workers Union Local 403, was charged in U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina with one count of embezzlement in the amount of $10,089 from the Spartanburg union. The charge follows an investigation by the Labor Departm

NLPC.ORG - 2018-09-19 19:54:18

Suspect accused of threatening to kill Beaufort Co. sheriff arrested

"Law enforcement in Beaufort County has had several encounters with the subject, we had a standoff several years ago in Hilton Head Plantation,” explained Cpt. Bob Bromage with the sheriff’s office.

WSAV-TV - 2018-09-19 23:07:33

Man has head injury after being struck by passing vehicle in Beaufort Co., officials say

A man in his 40s was struck by a passing vehicle on Sea Island Parkway in front of Foolish Frog restaurant on St. Helena’s Island on Tuesday night, says Scott Harris, Lady’s Island St. Helena Fire District spokesman.

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-09-19 18:45:00

Is it time to finally turn Beaufort’s underused Southside Park into something special?

Cars were lined from entrance to exit at Southside Park in Mossy Oaks in advance of Hurricane Florence last week.As the main pickup location for sandbags, at least the park was finally put to good use, though better ideas will hopefully soon be coming.Driving by the park on either Southside Boulevar

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-09-19 11:21:00

A deal for a new waterfront park in Beaufort may close next week. The price remains secret

Plans for taxpayers tobuy and maintain a 10-acre waterfront parkin northern Beaufort County could be approved by early next week after a key agreement was solidified Tuesday, though the eventual price is still being kept secret.Beaufort County would buy the 9.72-acre Whitehall property on Lady’s Isl

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-09-19 13:43:00

2 South Carolina Detainees Drown In Hurricane Florence Floodwaters

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two female mental health patients detained for medical transport drowned Tuesday night when a sheriff’s department van was swept away in rising South Carolina floodwaters, according to authorities.

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2018-09-19 13:38:13

Suspect arrested after hours-long search in woods off I-95, Hardeeville police say

A man wanted by theU.S. Marshals Servicewas arrested Tuesday night after he was reported to be in the Hardeeville area.The public was advised of a heavy police presence in the Red Dam Road and the Exit 8 area of I-95 around 5:15 p.m. in a news release from theHardeeville Police Department.The man ha

ISLAND PACKET ONLINE - 2018-09-19 07:25:00

Beaufort County firefighters depart to assist with storm recovery

BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) - Help is on the way to Florence victims in South Carolina.Twelve firefighters from around Beaufort County shipped out around 5:15 a.m. Wednesday morning for Hartsville, South Carolina on their way to help other first responders. They’re expected to arrive in Hartsville aroun

WTOC.COM - 2018-09-19 11:40:00

Ga. man spoke of chickens, birds on a Hilton Head beach. Then his Speedo came down, police say

An Atlanta man was charged with indecent exposure Friday after pulling down his green Speedo shorts in front of families on a Hilton Head Island beach, according to aBeaufort County Sheriff’s Officereport.The incident occurred around 3:45 p.m. atFolly Field Beach Park, the report said.A woman called


Wish you had more of a say in how Beaufort County creates public parks? Here’s how you can

If picnics and walking trails are your thing, a new Beaufort County parks plan may provide the space and place to do both.What’s more, the county wants to you to help plan the parks.It’s set two public hearings onthe draft planfor the parks.The sessions will be held Oct. 2 at Beaufort County Council


Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Office asking for community help after weekend shooting

BEAUFORT COUNTY, SC (WTOC) - Two people are recovering following a shooting on Hilton Head Island on Sunday and law enforcement need your help identifying possible suspects.The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating this shooting. They said that both men are in stable condition, but they


Officials: Shrimp boat anchored in Beaufort Co. to avoid Florence overturns, leaks fuel

A shrimp boat anchored in the May River toavoid Hurricane Florenceoverturned and appears to have leaked fuel into the water, state and local officials said Saturday.Beaufort County dispatchers alerted the S.C. Department of Natural Resources about the possibility of a vessel leaking fuel on Saturday


Two Detainees Dead in South Carolina as Sheriff’s Van Swept Away by Floodwaters

Authorities in South Carolina said two detainees were killed Tuesday night when a jail transport van was swept away by floodwaters. The Horry County Sheriff’s Office transportation vehicle was traveling on U.S. Route 76 near the Little Pee Dee River when it was overtaken. Two Horry County Sheriff’s

YAHOO! - 2018-09-19 00:00:00