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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.


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.


Severe weather outbreak a possibility Friday in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — We could see severe weather across the Midlands Friday, as a powerful storm system moving through the Southeastern U.S. makes its way to South Carolina. On Thursday, the system brought damaging winds to parts of Louisiana and Mississippi and the lower Mississippi River valley. There


Florence County spec building to be sold

FLORENCE, S.C. – The Florence County spec building may soon be sold. On Thursday, the Florence County Council approved on first reading an ordinance to allow the county to sell industrial property at 2494 Florence Harllee Blvd. in the Pee Dee Touchstone Energy Commerce City Park. The property is the


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.


Deputies ask Florence County Council to provide more money for raises

FLORENCE, S.C. – Several Florence County sheriff’s deputies and detention center employees asked the Florence County Council on Thursday to reconsider the pay raise option in the county’s budget for the next fiscal year.


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.


Details could be released in investigation of South Carolina fifth grade student who died after a fight

(CNN) — The cause of death for a South Carolina fifth-grade student who died after a fight at school last month could finally be revealed. Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone, Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland and Richard Harvey, the county coroner, are expected on Friday to announce the


Lake City's arts festival, Artfields, has boosted the careers of several Charleston artists

In the early 20th century, Lake City, South Carolina, was one of the state's main agricultural hubs for tobacco, strawberries, and green beans. Today, it's recognized as an underrated destination for its vibrant arts and culture scene, thanks in no small part to ArtFields, an annual nine-day festiva


Rapper Kodak 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.


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


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.


Prosecutor wants suspect in fatal South Carolina police ambush evaluated

FLORENCE, S.C. - A South Carolina prosecutor wants a judge to order a mental health evaluation for the man accused of ambushing several officers as they approached an upscale home to question a man in a child sex assault case.


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


One shot during robbery at Dollar General, sheriff says

MARION COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – An investigation is underway after a robbery and shooting at a Dollar General in Marion County. Sheriff Brian Wallace said deputies were called just before 10 p.m. Thursday night to the store on Highway 501 in the Rains community.


South Carolina murder suspect captured in Gwinnett

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. — Authorities in South Carolina say a man wanted in connection with a deadly night club shooting there has been captured in metro Atlanta. According to the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office, Jarvis Jamison was taken into custody with help from South Carolina's State Law Enforce


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


1 injured after an armed robbery in Marion County

MARION COUNTY, SC (WBTW) - A least one person is injured after an armed robbery Thursday night. Marion County Sheriff Brian Wallace tells News13 that it happened at a Dollar General on Highway 501 in the Rains Community around 10 p.m.


84-Year-Old South Carolina Man Arrested For Shooting At Geese From His Living Room Chair

Police arrested an 84-year-old man this past weekend and charged him with discharging a firearm within city limits and violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. On Saturday, police responded to a complaint of gunshots on 36th Avenue North and found North Myrtle Beach resident Furman Clark Price si


Suspect Search: Trio accused of trying to steal $4,000 four-wheeler

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Three suspects, one crime. Horry County Police said the trio drove a truck to the victim’s house in Conway and stole that victim’s $4,000 four-wheeler.