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Darlington Police seek public's help to identify person
DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Investigators are asking for the public's assistance to identify a person who was in the area of an attempted child abduction. Capt. Kim Nelson said the attempted abduction took place at the Darlington Walmart Dec. 5 at about 3 p.m.
For Your Information: Kodak Black’s Sexual Assault Trial Gets Scheduled For Spring 2019
About two years ago, rapper Kodak Black was extradited from a Florida jail and transferred to a facility in South Carolina after being accused of raping a woman in a South Carolina hotel. Fast forward to the present day: the trial date for said sexual assault case has officially been set.
SC ups relief request for Hurricane Florence aftermath
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's governor says the state's delegation will be able to request more funds to provide relief following Hurricane Florence. In a letter obtained Saturday by The Associated Press, Gov. Henry McMaster told U.S. Rep. Tom Rice he was increasing the estimate for communi
Shots fired in Darlington County armed robbery
DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) - Shots were fired during an armed robbery Thursday night in Darlington County. According to Lt. Robert Kilgo with the Darlington County Sheriff's Office, the robbery happened at the Yogi's mini-mart on Main Street in Lamar. Lt. Kilgo says the suspect discharged their weapon du
Darlington County School District forum highlights education issues
DARLINGTON, S.C. – The speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives told Darlington County public school teachers Friday that education will be a top priority in the House when the General Assembly reconvenes in January.
3 Darlington Co. residents charged in property tax scheme
FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — The South Carolina Dept. of Revenue has arrested and charged three Darlington County residents in an alleged scheme to defraud the government. SCDOR says James Edward Stroud, who owned more than 120 rental properties in Florence County, submitted fraudulent forms to th
1 injured after stabbing outside a bar in Darlington County
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WBTW) - One person is injured after a stabbing Thursday night. According to Lt. Robert Kilgo with Darlington County Sheriff's Office, it happened outside a bar on New Market road near Hartsville. We are told witnesses are not cooperating. There have been no arrests.
SLED called in to investigate Florence County's Thursday deputy-involved shooting
FLORENCE, S.C. -- South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division agents have been called in to investigate Thursday's deputy-involved shooting at the US 52/Interstate 95 interchange.
Home of homicide victim burglarized after man's death in Darlington County
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WBTW) - The Darlington County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary at the home of a man who was found dead in a wrecked car Monday morning. Lt. Robert Kilgo with the Sheriff's Office tells News13 that the burglary happened at a house on Jackson Street, outside of Harts
Police investigating after person shot in Darlington
DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) – An investigation is underway after a person was shot Friday in Darlington. According to Lt. Kimberly Nelson with the Darlington Police Department, the incident occurred around 1:15 p.m. in the area of Syracuse Street.
Police seek to identify man in area of attempted child abduction
DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) – Police need your help in identifying a person who was in the area of an attempted child abduction on Wednesday, according to Cpt. Kim Nelson with the Darlington Police Department.
Willow oaks planted to honor fallen Florence officers
FLORENCE, S.C. – Florence celebrated Arbor Day on Friday and honored two of its fallen in a ceremony conducted at the Pearl Moore Basketball Center. Florence police Sgt. Terrence Carraway and Florence County Sheriff's Office investigator Farrah Turner were shot, along with five other officers and de
Part of I-95 in Florence County closed after crash involving 18-wheeler
FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The soundbound lanes of I-95 at mile-marker 147 in Florence County are closed after an 18-wheeler crashed into a bridge Friday morning, according to an online post from SCDOT.
Darlington County investigators looking into burglary at home of man who was found dead
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The home a man who was found dead in a wrecked car on Monday has been burglarized, according to Darlington County Sheriff’s Office. DCSO Lieutenant Robby Kilgo said that the burglary happened at the man’s home on Jackson Street outside of Hartsville, about 12 miles fro
Kodak Black Faces 30 Years Prison For Alleged Rape
FLORENCE, S.C. (CelebrityAccess) Kodak Black is facing possible prison time for an alleged sexual assault in South Carolina in 2016 and is scheduled for a jury trial in April. The rapper, real name Bill K. Kapri, was charged with first-degree sexual assault last October for an incident in February 2
SC trial for rapper ‘Kodak Black’ on sexual assault charge tentatively set for April
FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – Rapper Kodak Black is tentatively set to return to court in April for his trial on a 2016 sexual assault charge. The defendant, whose real name is Dieuson Octave, was in court Thursday for a hearing. The appearance was brief, with the defense attorneys requesting that other pre
Darlington County voters confused over what's next for courthouse project
DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — Disappointed-- that's how the chairman of Darlington County Council said he and his colleagues felt watching Election Night returns last month.
Florence-Darlington Technical College receives $59,000 grant for manufacturing employers
FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - Florence-Darlington Technical college was awarded $59,000 that will help students who are interested in joining the manufacturing program. 'ManuFirst SC' was initially developed by Trident technical college. This program gave students with no manufacturing experience a fast tra
‘I hate this happened:’ Students, faculty saddened by news of Virginia College’s closing
FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – Thursday was a sad day for many students and faculty members at Virginia College after Wednesday’s announcement the college will close its doors. The president and CEO of the college said the closing is due to the school’s accreditation being suspended.
FEMA directs $5.5M to Scotland County
Over the better part of three months, Scotland County has been approved for more than $5.5 million in state and federal disaster assistance following the devastation of Hurricane Florence.