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Thursday morning fire destroys Florence home

FLORENCE, S.C. -- A family was left homeless following a Carver Street house fire Thursday morning. Florence firefighters responded to the 600 Block of Carver Street about 7:35 a.m. and arrived to find heavy smoke and flames visible from the house, said Battalion Chief Robert Holland. Firefighters w

SCNOW - 2017-11-23 18:38:00

Volunteers serve Florence Thanksgiving meals

FLORENCE, S.C. - More than 50 volunteers served up 1,100 trays of Thanksgiving meals to residents in need on Thursday morning at the Courtney McGinnis Graham Community Shelter. Volunteers with Junebugs Care Community Outreach Ministry started preparing the 90 turkeys and many pounds of green beans a

SCNOW - 2017-11-23 22:35:00

Gray Thursday deals attract long lines in Florence

FLORENCE, S.C. - In hopes of purchasing discounted items and capping off their Christmas shopping, Florence residents and visitors packed stores participating in Gray Thursday deals. Stores opened as early as 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving, but lines formed even earlier. A customer from Olanta led the line

SCNOW - 2017-11-24 00:10:00

Florence, Pee Dee set for Small Business Saturday

FLORENCE, S.C. - Consumers across the Pee Dee region are gearing up for Small Business Saturday, celebrated this year on Nov. 25. Since its initiation in 2010 by American Express as a way to help small businesses get more customers through their doors, Small Business Saturday has grown to become a p

SCNOW - 2017-11-24 00:05:00

Florence County deputies searching for missing teen

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Investigators are asking for the public's assistance to locate a teen missing since Thursday from his home on Cox Road in Pamplico. Haiden Allen Graves, 15, went missing at about 5 p.m., said Maj. Mike Nunn, Florence County Sheriff's Office. Graves is described as white, 5'10", wei

SCNOW - 2017-11-24 14:56:00

Florence man pleads guilty to Federal weapons charge

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A Florence man Wednesday pleaded guilty in US District Court in Florence to being a felon in possession of a firearm. District Judge Bryan Harwell accepted Bobby Eric Spates' guilty plea and will impose sentence at a later date, according to a release issued by the US Attorney's of


Florence woman to get new house through Santahatchie Christmas Mission

FLORENCE, S.C. - Donna Stubbs of Florence will get a new house next month, and it will be built by teenagers and college-aged students through Central United Methodist Church's Santahatchie Christmas Mission. The Santahatchie Christmas Mission at Central started in 2004. Participants stay in the chu


Florence police seek identity in counterfeit case

Florence police are seeking to identify this man, who is wanted for questioning in a counterfeit money case.FLORENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT Florence police are seeking to identify this man, who is wanted for questioning in a counterfeit money case.FLORENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT


Stove fire damages Bloomington apartment

BLOOMINGTON - A Wednesday night stove fire caused minor damage to a Bloomington apartment. A unit in the 2100 block of East Empire Street sustained an estimated $5,000 in damage after residents left food cooking on the stove. No one was home, and no one was injured, said Battalion Chief Steve Giusti

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-11-24 21:00:00

Bloomington residents giving back during the holiday season

BLOOMINGTON, Ill - As many across the country gather with loved ones, others are giving back on a day of thanks. "We're celebrating thanksgiving in a big way" said Home Sweet Home Ministries CEO Mary Ann Pullin. A big way indeed, Home Sweet Home Ministries provides meals daily to the community, but

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-11-23 20:01:23

CIAM files lawsuit against Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON - The former management of U.S. Cellular Coliseum is suing Bloomington. Central Illinois Arena Management filed a lawsuit against the city months after being taken to court. The lawsuit claims the former U.S. Cellular Coliseum broke its management agreement. The agreement gave CIAM the a

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2017-11-22 23:05:35

Flick: Let there be light(s)!

BLOOMINGTON - Downtown Bloomington is already decked out. On the east side along Airport and G.E. roads, white lights invite you to the lights and delights of the holiday season. In fact, part of the fun and tradition of this time of year is loading up the kids and the grandparents into the family v

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Community affection felt by recipients of Thanksgiving meals

BLOOOMINGTON - Irma Milam dabbed away tears after she finished a plate of turkey, mashed potatoes and dressing. "Thanksgiving is a holiday we don't have in my country. It's a wonderful holiday that other countries should practice. It's the essence of America," said Milam, an Argentinian native who l

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Where to buy your Christmas tree in Central Illinois

Local tree farms offer holiday memories fresh from the forest that there is no substitution for. Luckily, central Illinois has a variety of local Christmas tree farms that you can take your pick from to get your perfect tree this year. McLean County Phillip's Christmas Trees, (309) 473-3129; 14604 E

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-11-24 13:45:00

Families fit in shopping around Thanksgiving meals

BLOOMINGTON - Holiday shopping is as much about good deals as it is striking up new friendships. At least, it was Thursday afternoon when bargain hunters took advantage of long lines to get to know their fellow shoppers. While waiting for the doors at Kohl's to open at Eastland Mall, Patty Fye of Gr

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-11-24 12:00:00

Illinois Supreme Court rejects Beaman appeal

SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Supreme Court has denied Alan's Beaman's appeal in his malicious claim against three former Normal police officers who allegedly urged prosecutors to charge him in the death of his former girlfriend. Beaman was released from prison in 2008 after the high court reversed his

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-11-24 17:00:00

Community Comes Out For Black Friday

NORTH PLATTE. Neb -- Black Friday for some is a stressful day but for others, it's worth the risk. "Woke up this morning and you know, tried to be in a hurry to get up here. Got here in about an hour and things came out pretty good," says Charles Valdez. According to the National Retail Federation,

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-11-24 19:38:00

Egypt's president condemns mosque attack

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi has condemned the extremist attack on a mosque in the troubled Sinai Peninsula, calling it "criminal" and "cowardly" and expressing condolences to the victims and their families. In a televised statement Friday evening, el-Sissi said t

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-11-24 18:35:00

Deborah's Legacy brings new hope to North Platte woman

The lobby of Taco John's the morning before Thanksgiving was quiet, but the drive-thru was bustling. Shift manager Dawnovan Polfus joked with her co-workers, smiled at a child waiting for his breakfast and counted change out the window. It was a far cry from July 22, 2016, when Polfus walked into th

NORTH PLATTE TELEGRAPH - 2017-11-24 09:00:00

Volunteers Step Up to Provide Thanksgiving Meals

NORTH PLATTE. Neb -- Share A Meal stepped up to the plate to provide seniors and the home bound with a Thanksgiving meal. Due to Meals On Wheels does not deliver on Thanksgiving, 34 meals were put together and delivered by local volunteers. Organizer Dianne Morales said the biggest part of this year

KNOPNEWS2.COM - 2017-11-24 04:37:00