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Fourth man arrested for armed robbery of Florence pawn shop

Tomarcas Donnell Swift, Jr., will face armed robbery, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, conspiracy, and assault and battery in the 1st degree charges, according to a news release.

WPDE.COM - 2018-05-22 13:58:42

Repeat offender facing drug charges following complaints for the Sumter community

“Despite being on bond, Wells chose to continue his illegal activity,” Chief Russell F. Roark III said.

WACH.COM - 2018-05-21 15:48:53

Florence home damaged by Tuesday afternoon fire

FLORENCE, S.C. -- A Florence home was damaged by a kitchen fire Tuesday afternoon.Florence firefighters responded at 12:51 p.m. to 654 Freeman Street and arrived to find smoke coming from the home, according to a release from Florence Fire Marshal Chris Johnson.Firefighters entered the home and foun

SCNOW - 2018-05-22 19:41:00

Person on bicycle killed in Darlington County

DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) - A car hit and killed a person on a bicycle Sunday night in Darlington County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.


Hartsville softball loses in deciding game of SCHSL Class 4A finals

As for this year's final game of the Class 4A finals, Union County won 3-1 on an outstanding pitching performance by junior Bailey Bentenbaugh, who struck out 10 batters in seven innings of work.

SCNOW - 2018-05-23 02:46:00

Darlington County bicyclist dies in Sunday night crash

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- A 46-year-old Darlington man died Sunday night when he was struck by a car while trying to cross Hoffmeyer Road on a bicycle.South Carolina Highway Patrol Cpl. Sonny Collins said the 9 p.m. crash happened when a 2016 north-bound Honda collided with the cyclist.Collins said the dr

SCNOW - 2018-05-22 15:09:00

Police body camera footage tells a different story from So. Carolina NAACP chapter president’s claims

reported, “The Rev. Jerrod Moultrie, whose Facebook page says he is still the chapter’s president, posted on April 13 that he was racially profiled by a Timmonsville officer because he was ‘driving a Mercedes Benz and going home in a nice neighborhood.’ It is unclear what Timmonsville neighborhood


Woman arrested for disorderly conduct after people panic, run out of Dillon movie theater

Dillon, S.C. (WPDE) —Several people panicked and ran out of the Dillon Cinema on Radford Boulevard after a woman stood up inside the theater and yell, according to an incident report.One woman told us she badly bruised her leg running out of the theater and her mother got hurt so bad that she had to

WPDE.COM - 2018-05-21 18:02:32

A towel on fire, strangulation and shots fired: Man charged with attempted murder

A man threatened to burn down a home — while holding a gas tank and trying to light a towel on fire — before shooting at two victims, police allege in an arrest report.Horry County Police charged Frederico Najee' Page, 24, of Conway, with two counts of attempted murder in connection to a Sunday inci

MYRTLEBEACHONLINE.COM - 2018-05-21 15:15:00

Darlington County Deputies investigating Hartsville shooting

Hartsville, S.C. (WPDE) —Darlington County Deputies are investigating a shooting in Hartsville.Deputies say around 6:25 Sunday evening, a local hospital notified them of a gunshot victim arriving by personal vehicle.The victim gave deputies information leading them to believe the shooting happened n


One person injured in Timmonsville shooting

TIMMONSVILLE, SC - One person was taken to the hospital after a shooting in Timmonsville, Saturday evening.


Three men arrested, charged in Florence pawn shop armed robbery

Tyrice Sparks, Malieke Allen and Justin Gadson have all been charged in connection with the Thursday incident at Rick's Pawn Shop at 804 East Palmetto Street, according to a release from the Florence Police Department.


One person wounded in shooting near Timmonsville

According to investigators, the shooting occurred outside a residence, after which the shooter fled in a vehicle. One person was taken to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound. No further information on the condition of the victim was available.


Parents, students upset over FSD1 graduation tickets, start petition

"Very excited, ready to get out and explore new things," West Florence High School senior Kinsley Odom said.


West Florence High baseball player gives away $1,000 scholarships

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A West Florence High School baseball player, who recently started a scholarship foundation, just gave away two big checks to two fellow student athletes.

WBTW.COM - 2018-05-21 14:33:53

Highway Patrol investigating South Irby Street traffic death

EFFINGHAM, S.C. -- The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a Saturday morning fatality.The 5:41 a.m. crash happened at 5613 South Irby Street, in front of the Effingham Post Office.The Patrol hasn't yet posted any additional information on the incident.


Pedestrian struck and killed by car in Florence County

Florence County, S.C. (WPDE) —A person has been struck and killed by a car Saturday morning on Highway 52 near the Effingham Post Office in the Effingham community, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken.Von Lutcken said his assistant coroner is on scene and more information will be


Turbeville man has lucrative lunchbreak, wins $250,000

But, instead of calling it a day, he went back to work and told his boss and coworkers that he had scratched off a $250,000 win while sitting in the parking lot of the SM Mart on S. Fraser Street in Georgetown.


Rain washes out Pee Dee events

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Florence police looking into credibility of gang retaliation threat posted on social media

"We have received information and we receive, on a regular basis, information about threats. And we investigate each one of those individually. We look for the credibility of it and we investigate it thoroughly and try to respond appropriately. We don't publicize a lot of these threats because often