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Man accused of killing, injuring Florence police officers denied request for public defender
FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - The man accused of shooting seven Florence law enforcement officers, killing one, attempted to acquire a public defender Tuesday morning.
24-year-old Florence County deputy shot in line of duty making remarkable recovery
“At first, when we went in, the doctor said she probably gonna lose it. Lose her leg. Below the knee. And my heart, her mother heart, we said doctor do whatever you can to save her leg. And later on they went into surgery and they came out. And said yes, we’re going to be able to save her leg. It wa
RCSD sheriff: More than 120 guns seized from ‘largest crime scene’ investigators have seen following Florence ambush shooting
FLORENCE, SC (WIS) - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says that their investigation of the ambush shooter in Florence County earlier this month is officially over, and that the FBI seized 126 guns from the home.Lott’s department, in conjunction with the FBI, said the Florence shooting is one of lar
State, FEMA open Disaster Recovery Center in Darlington County
Disaster survivors in Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion and Marlboro counties can visit any center for assistance. Visitfema.gov/DRCto view other locations.
Walk to school gets the blood moving for Florence students
According to PE teacher Sheila Bresnan, North Vista has many students who walk to school daily from neighborhoods surrounding the school district, not just for the event.
Florence police continue to search for man reported missing in July
William James Smith, Jr. was reported missing by his family a little over three months ago. He was last seen on July 5, 2018 around 6 p.m. in his home in the 500 block of North Jefferson Street.
‘They’re dead:’ Authorities release 911 call after two bodies found in burned car in Socastee
HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The 911 call made after two bodies were found in a burned car in the Socastee area in July were released this week.In the audio, the caller identifies himself as the general superintendent for a construction site off of Butler Road for the Carolina Bays Parkway.“On the entr
Nearly 400 shell casings, 130 guns found at home of Florence shooter
FLORENCE, SC (FOX 46 WJZY)- The Richland County Sheriff's Office says they found nearly 400 shell casings and more than 126 guns at the home of the Florence, SC man accused of shooting seven police officers, killing one.
Family of Deputy Farrah Turner asking community for prayers
“People keep praying. Let’s keep, keep it going. God is working it out. She’s critical, but she’s here and we are going to believe that in the days to come that Farrah is going to get better every day. Until the day comes that she works out of McLeod Hospital and she comes back home to her family an
New information in Fatal Florence Officer Shooting, Sheriff :39 rounds fired by suspect - ABC Columbia
courtesy WPDECOLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott released new information Tuesday in the Fatal Florence officer shooting investigation.Lott says investigators found 126 guns in the home of suspect, Fred Hopkins. According to investigators, Hopkins fired on officers in an ambush st
Wings & Beans: The Kickin’ Chicken Festival keeps things spicy downtown
FLORENCE, S.C. — Hearty chili, delicious chicken wings, cold craft beers, live music. Period.
RCSD Holding Press Conference on Florence Shooting Updates
RICHLAND, S.C. (WOLO) – Richland County Sheriff’s Department will hold a press conference today to give updates on the Florence County shooting investigation.Sheriff Leon Lott will hold the press conference at 3 p.m. at the Florence Center.Florence Center is located at 3300 West Radio Drive in Flore
129 guns found in home of South Carolina police ambush suspect
FLORENCE, S.C. — Investigators found at least 129 guns in the home of the mansuspected of shooting seven law enforcement officers, one fatally, earlier this month, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lottsaid at a news conference Tuesday.
6 suspected drug dealers arrested in Florence County
“Over the past several days, narcotic investigators with the Lake City Police Department have, with the assistance of narcotic investigators from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office as well as members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force, executed multiple search warrants and arrested several L
Pope leads Super Senior Championship by one shot at Florence Country Club
Pope finished his round Tuesday with a birdie on the 17th hole, a par-4, and then chipped in for an eagle at No. 18, a par-5 hole.
Fewer police, windows boarded up at home where 7 officers shot in Florence
Florence, SC (WPDE) —Fewer FBI agents and Richland County deputies are on scene at the home in the Vintage Place community in Florence where seven officers were shot back on October 3.Both agencies are investigating the shootings on behalf of the Florence County Sheriff's Office.Officers have also m
1 person dead after 2 car crash on US Hwy 52 near Effingham
According to Cpl. Sonny Collins, with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the crash happened on Monday around 1:20 p.m. on US 52 near Effingham and McCall Farms.
Dillon woman shares domestic violence story of witnessing her dad kill her mom
DILLON, SC (WBTW) - October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and several organizations across the state and the Pee Dee region are banding together to put and end to domestic violence through victim support and advocacy, education, awareness, and culture change.
Darlington County community hit with flooding twice in past month
The Red Cross is helping the family by providing financial assistance for food, clothing, lodging and other essentials, and comfort kits containing personal hygiene items.
Man and woman wanted after recent thefts in Darlington Co.
DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Darlington County Sheriff’s Investigators are asking for the public’s help in finding two people who are wanted for recent thefts of a generator, air compressor, and various tools in the Hartsville area.