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SC prisons officers allowed stabbed inmate to die alone, attorney says video shows

TURBEVILLE, S.C. — Attorney and state lawmaker Justin Bamberg has released video he says shows state corrections officers neglecting to treat an Turbeville Correctional Institution inmate who had been stabbed. Bamberg says their inaction led to the death of Allen Jerome Capers on December 31, 2017.


Darlington Raceway names Hartsville resident as its next 'Lady in Black'

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Darlington Raceway announced Wednesday Hartsville native Haylee Johnson has been selected as the Lady in Black for 2019. As the Lady in Black, Johnson will serve as a key ambassador for Darlington Raceway throughout the year. She will represent the track at various community and m


Man sentenced to 28 years in 2018 fatal Florence nightclub shooting

FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - On Thursday a jury found Diondrae Emanuel Jackson guilty in connection to a deadly nightclub shooting in Florence last year. According to solicitor Ed Clements, Diondrae Emanuel Jackson was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to 28 years in prison.


Prosecutors to seek mental health evaluation of accused Florence police shooter

Prosecutors will ask a judge on Monday to order a mental competency examination of Frederick Hopkins, the man accused of shooting seven law enforcement officers in the fall, killing two.


Darlington County schools April Teacher Feature winners announced

DARLINGTON, S.C. – The Darlington County School District’s Teacher Forum recently announced the Teacher Feature winners for April. The program recognizes one teacher from each school to honor excellence in education. Teacher Feature is coordinated by the district’s Teacher Forum, which is comprised


Severe weather in Pee Dee's Friday forecast

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Friday's weather in eastern South Carolina could be rough and include damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and hail. As of Wednesday evening the chance of severe weather existed on an arc from Florence east. By Thursday morning that threat existed from the upstate east, according t


63 pounds of meth seized in traffic stop along South Carolina interstate

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. — Upstate deputies seized 63 pounds of meth in a traffic stop along a South Carolina interstate last week. The Anderson County Sheriff's Office says its criminal interdiction unit was working a stretch of I-85 last Friday when they stopped a Chevrolet Suburban around 1:20 pm fo


Memorial park in Darlington to honor fallen police officers

DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) - A Darlington man donated a half-acre lot to build the Sergeant Terrance Carraway Memorial park to honor officers who lost their life in the line of duty. It was named after Sergeant Terrance Carraway from Darlington who lost his life during the October 3rd ambush in Florence.


20-year-old indicted in fatal South Carolina boating accident

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) - A 20-year-old man has been charged in the death of Mallory Beach, a 19-year-old killed in a boat crash in the Lowcountry in February. Paul Murdaugh has been indicted on three felony charges by a Beaufort County Grand Jury: boating under the influence causing death and


Darlington’s Joe signs with North Greenville football

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Darlington High School’s Nathaniel Joe signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play football for North Greenville University. Joe was a 6-foot-2-inch defensive back for the Falcons, and plans to play Cornerback for the Crusaders.


Florence County Sheriff’s Office pay raise to include corrections officers

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Better pay for deputies and corrections officers remained the topic of discussion for Florence County leaders during their regular council meeting Thursday morning.


Deputies seize sawed-off shotgun, meth, cash during drug investigation

DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A sawed-off shotgun, drugs and cash were all uncovered during a drug investigation, deputies say. Darlington County sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday at a building in the 300 block of Westover Drive, where they found drugs, cash, a


Rapper Kodak Black arrested at U.S.-Canadian border on drugs, weapons charges

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF/NBC NEWS) – Rapper Kodak Black, who is charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Florence in 2016, was arrested again after he and three others were arrested for reportedly trying to cross the U.S.-Canadian border with guns and marijuana.


Lawsuit: South Carolina prison guards left stabbing victim to die in yard

A South Carolina woman reportedly filed lawsuit against the state Department of Corrections Thursday, alleging that after her son was stabbed in his cell, correctional officers dragged him to the yard and left him to die.


Nightmare leads to dream home

The McArthur family prepares Thursday to walk into their newly renovated home. A crowd of about 60 people joined the family in the big reveal. With the help of the Home Depot Foundation and Operation Blessing, the home of Terry, Divya and Christian McArthur was renovated after excessive damage cause


Severe thunderstorms, dangerous surf forecast for Friday in northeast South Carolina

Severe weather could impact Georgetown and Horry counties Friday as a storm system moves across South Carolina. The greatest risk of severe weather will come in the afternoon and early evening as a line of storms moves east across the region, according to the National Weather Service. But there is a


Second person killed after truck strikes tree in Florence County identified

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The second victim who died in a crash last week in the Florence County area has been identified. According to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken, 49-year-old Paul Bradley Teal died of injuries sustained in the collision.


Two arrested after search in Hartsville

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – A Hartsville man and a Florence woman have been arrested on drug and weapons charges after a search. The search led to the seizure of two rifles, a sawed-off shotgun, a video surveillance system and more than $1,000, according to the Darlington County Sheriff's Office.


Florence family chosen for Habitat home

FLORENCE, S.C. – Habitat for Humanity announced the recipient of its 45th family partner home on Wednesday at the ReStore on Celebration Boulevard. A single mother and her three children have been selected by the family service committee as the next family partner.


Two 18-wheelers catch fire in crash on I-95 north in Florence County

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A traffic crash involving two 18-wheelers is snarling traffic on I-95 north near mile marker 167 in Florence County. According to Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, one 18-wheeler rear-ended another and both caught fire. He stressed that no one wa