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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.
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
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
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.
One person injured in Timmonsville shooting
TIMMONSVILLE, SC - One person was taken to the hospital after a shooting in Timmonsville, Saturday evening.
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.
Demonstrators Gather for Inmates Rights in SC
“They are going to strike from all work, they are going to strike from all activities,” Kymberly Smith said of South Carolina prisoners joining the protest. “They have their own plans in place about what they’re actually going to do inside the prison.”
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.
NAACP leader's racial profiling claim challenged after bodycam footage released
Image from police bodycam footage showing Rev. Jerrod Moultrie, the NAACP president of Timmonsville, S.C., during a traffic stop. (Timmonsville Police Department) A South Carolina NAACP chapter president who says he was racially profiled during a traffic stop was accused of lying after police rele
Father, son charged with McDonald's robberies
Arrest warrants have been issued for a father and his son in connection with three armed robberies at three different McDonald’s restaurants in Union County that began last September.Union County Sheriff's Office (UCSO) detectives have obtained warrants against Robert Anthony Fisher, age 45, of 3581
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
Sumter County man wanted for unlawful conduct toward a child
Heyward is described as an African-American man, standing at 6 feet, and weighing between 150-160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.
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
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.
Carver Elementary School teacher drags child by hair, police say
FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) - A teacher at Carver Elementary School remains on leave after being charged with two counts of child cruelty, according to Florence School District One officials.
Pee Dee basketball stars sign with Cape Fear
Pressley, the 2017 Morning News Boys’ Basketball Player of the Year after leading Hemingway to a Class A state championship, originally signed with Newberry College. And Goss helped the Bears this past season to a SCHSL Class 2A state runner-up finish.
Florence County Sheriff's Office warns of ongoing phone scam
The scams take several forms but seem to have a common theme of a caller impersonating a law enforcement officer, even Florence County Sheriff's Office deputies, who threaten arrest on a bench warrant if immediate payment using a credit or gift card is not forthcoming.
Lake City employee reported missing
A press release from the police department says Lake City employee Donte Theon Washington, 37, has been reported missing. The release says Washington lives on Elm Street and works for the city's waste water department.
Fallen tree damages two cars, snarls Hoffmeyer Road traffic
A tree Thursday afternoon fell into Hoffmeyer Road at the Dunbarton Drive intersection and collected two cars that were west-bound on the road. West Florence firefighters and medics with Florence County EMS responded to the crash.Matthew Robertson/Moring NewsFLORENCE, S.C. -- West-bound traffic on H