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Myrtle Beach man arrested in NC, charged with statutory sex offense with child under 15

BOLIVIA, NC (WBTW) – A Myrtle Beach man was arrested in North Carolina and is charged with statutory sex offense with a child under 15, according to booking records for the Brunswick County Detention Center.


Police investigate a reported armed robbery in Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Police investigate a reported armed robbery Tuesday night. Myrtle Beach Police officials tell News13 it happened at 865 Oak Forest Lane around 9 p.m. This is an active investigation. We are working to the learn more about what happened.


Horry County responds to Myrtle Beach lawsuit over hospitality fee

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WBTW)- Horry County responds to a lawsuit filed against them by the City of Myrtle Beach. The city claims the county has been illegally collecting "tens of millions of dollars per year" through a hospitality fee. The money was to go towards the I-73 project.


Gun stolen during vehicle break-in in Myrtle Beach, report says

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach police are searching for the person who broke into a man’s Jeep and stole his gun. A police report shows that officers were called Tuesday morning to a home on Wyatt Lane.


New city attorney named for Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach has named its new city attorney. After the candidates were whittled down to four, the job has been offered to William Bryan Jr., an attorney for Collins and Lacy Law Firm. The announcement was made during Tuesday’s Myrtle Beach City Council meeting.


'The vehicle struck me': Myrtle Beach police officer speaks out about Move Over Law

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - Law enforcement agencies recently stepped up efforts to educate drivers about the 'Move Over Law.' One Myrtle Beach police officer knows first-hand what can happen when someone fails to move over for flashing lights.


TRAFFIC ALERT: Crash with entrapment shuts down Highway 90 in both directions

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – A two-vehicle crash Tuesday night caused crews to shut down Highway 90 in both directions. First responders were called around 6:45 p.m. to the intersection of Highway 90 and French Collins Road.


Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield talk about the Myrtle Beach Film Festival on News13 Now

Myrtle Beach, SC (WBTW) - Emmy winning actors Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield are in Myrtle Beach to promote their new movie "Guest Artist" at this years Myrtle Beach International Film Festival.


Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers

Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer


Horry Co. Attorney: Myrtle Beach has an ‘insatiable desire for money’

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WPDE) — An attorney for Horry County says it was not illegal for Horry County to continue to collect the 1.5% hospitality fee and questions the City of Myrtle Beach’s understanding of the money, according to court filings.


Myrtle Beach leaders asking SC Senate to reconsider small cell bill

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach city leaders are speaking out about a bill that’s just steps away from passing in Columbia. The proposed “South Carolina Wireless Facilities Deployment Act” just needs one more reading to become a law, but city leaders are asking lawmakers to give the bill anot


Man pleads guilty to secretly recording young girls on yacht in Myrtle Beach, various places

ASHEVILLE, NC (WMBF) – A North Carolina man admitted on Monday to secretly recording young girls, some as young as five years old, on board his yacht in Myrtle Beach and other various places.


Additional arrest made in connection with Horry County dog fighting investigation

AYNOR, SC (WBTW) – An additional arrest has been made in connection with an Horry County dog fighting investigation. Jonathan Ray Babson was arrested in connection to the investigation, according to Mikayla Moskov, with the Horry County Police Department.


‘Consumer confidence is high:’ Myrtle Beach again ranked 2nd fastest-growing metro area

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - There’s no question the Myrtle Beach area has boomed in recent years. For the third year in a row, the U.S. Census Bureau is ranking the Myrtle Beach area as the second fastest-growing metropolitan area in the country. Over the past eight years, more than 104,000 people mov


Drug dealer faces at least 20 years for helping suicide of USC student

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A drug dealer who pleaded guilty to selling drugs to an ex-girlfriend knowing she was going to kill herself faces at least 20 years in prison. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Adam Roberson said in court Tuesday that 24-year-old Anthony Hunt sold drugs to a 19-year-old Sou


Hwy 31 Wildfire evacuee: 'People were running for their lives'

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) - April 22, 2009 was a mild spring day along the Grand Strand. The temperature was 71 degrees with low humidity and winds gusting to 30 miles per hour.


2 taken to hospital after crash on SC Hwy 90 in Red Hill area

RED HILL COMMUNITY, SC (WBTW) – Two people were taken to the hospital after a crash on SC Highway 90 in the Red Hill area of Horry County, a tweet from Horry County Fire Rescue said.


4 men, 1 woman charged in dogfighting operation, police say

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. — Police in Horry County say they have made five arrests in connection with a dogfighting operation. Four men and one woman are facing charges and 18 dogs have been seized.


7-year-old boy dies after being shot during SC domestic dispute

NEWBERRY, S.C. — A seven-year-old boy who was shot during a domestic dispute in Newberry County over the weekend has died. Newberry County deputies confirmed Iven James Caldwell passed away at a hospital Monday afternoon.


SCHSL High School Baseball Playoffs, April 23

MYRTLE BEACH, SC - The SCHSL high school baseball playoffs are underway across the Palmetto State. Here are the scores from the 1st round in Class A through 5A. It's a double elimination tournament with the winners moving on, while those who lost will play an elimination game later in the week. All