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Parents say ‘Momo’ challenge targeted their 6-year-old

The ‘Momo’ challenge caught two parents off guard. They’d heard nothing about the viral challenge, and instead found their 6-year-old daughter watching a video associated with it.

Sheriff’s office, school district at odds after students allegedly discuss ‘Columbine-style attack’

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley wants $200K, private jet use for speaking engagements, report says

VIDEO: Cafeteria workers have impromptu dance party

2 TV reporters put in handcuffs asking for public records

Hundreds of teachers visit lawmakers days after “massive” education reform bill filing

Proposed SC bill would allow for Sunday liquor sales

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Police: SC woman shoots at burglars in her home, injuring one

Records: Tammy Moorer holding down same job in same prison as Susan Smith

Bill would authorize police to send drug offenders to treatment before they’re charged

Pee Dee community honoring SC native who died in Challenger explosion

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Bags of fruit sold at ALDI stores part of recall

  WATCH: Air Force Staff Sgt. from Summerville surprises family with early return home

“Are you serious!?” Natasha can be heard saying as she breaks into some happy tears and Jersey rushes to hug her older brother.

Georgetown in beginning stages of port dredging project

Georgetown leaders announced Sunday that they are in the beginning stages of getting funding to have the Port of Georgetown dredged. Leaders say they are forming a committee to have the port dredged, something Georgetown Mayor Brendon Barber says has not been done since 2006.

Traffic Alert: Drainage line project closing Conway area road

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - Conway drivers may need to make adjustments to their morning commute Monday ahead of an expected major construction project. The City of Conway plans to begin a drainage line replacement project along Grainger Road. Officials say the portion of the road will be closed for about

Country music artists hit the stage for the Carolina Country Music Awards

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH (WMBF) - Dozens of country music artists and fans from across the Carolinas packed the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach Saturday night for the 2nd annual Carolina Country Music Awards.

3 inmates from Berkeley Co. jail recaptured following escape

Sen. Kamala Harris makes a stop in SC after announcing run for president

‘I am not corrupt:’ Florence County sheriff sounds off on proposed bill related to officer-involved shootings

Four children transported to hospital after vehicle hits SC daycare

Missing 3-year-old found alive in eastern NC in good condition

Study ranks SC No. 2 in the country for worst drivers

DHEC: Nearly 300 people reported becoming sick at Summerville Mexican restaurant

Nearly 300 people reported becoming sick after eating at a Summerville Mexican restaurant.

SC lawmakers to consider raising state’s minimum wage

Lawmakers are considering two bills that could raise minimum wage in South Carolina for the first time in more than a decade.

Extras needed for two TV shows filming in the Charleston area

Looking to make a splash on the small screen? There are two opportunities to make it happen!

Low magnitude earthquake reported in Fairfield Co.

A minor earthquake has been reported in Fairfield County.

Adorable puppy newest member of SC police department’s team

The Bluffton Police Department introduced its newest K-9 member, Justice, recently.

Conway police seek runaway teen last seen at Horry County courthouse

The Conway Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a runaway teen.

Missing middle school student found hiding in home

Rock Hill police say Diana Clawson was not at school Wednesday or Thursday. Clawson’s mother reported the girl missing Wednesday night.

Fake flyer spreading on social media regarding February SNAP benefits for SC recipients

The South Carolina Department of Social Services is reassuring SNAP recipients that their early February benefits will be honored past the month of January.

Walmart seeking new truck drivers at a first-year salary of over $87,000

Thinking about changing careers? Walmart is making it a little more enticing.

‘I want to feel safe and I do not feel safe:’ Increase in coyote sightings leaves residents concerned

Wildlife experts say it’s mating season for coyotes and some communities in Myrtle Beach are seeing more of them roaming the neighborhood.

Gov. Henry McMaster focuses on education in first State of the State address as elected governor

McMaster’s office confirmed the governor’s State of the State address to the General Assembly will be delivered at 7 p.m. on Jan. 23.

Woman arrested after 21 horses found starved to death in Wake County

The Wake County Sheriff's Office confirmed Wednesday that the 21 horses found dead on a southern Wake County property Friday died of starvation.

GRAPHIC: SC veterinarian clinic saves dog shot in the face with an arrow

Paws and Claws Animal Clinic in Columbia are currently taking care of Loca, who is now recovering after the arrow was surgically removed from her body Tuesday night.

Record-breaking great white shark tagged off coast of South Carolina

A Hilton Head Island man says he now holds the record for the largest male great white shark electronically tagged in the Atlantic Ocean.

Bill to repeal child marriage law loophole heading to Senate floor

State law says the youngest age you can get married is 16 with parent permission. But, a loophole in the South Carolina Code of Law allows girls under the age of 16 to be married right now.

South Carolina is 2019’s 9th least educated state in America, study says

South Carolina has been ranked the 9th least educated state in America, according to a new study.

UPDATE: Robeson County officials suspect no foul play after body found in car

Robeson County deputies say an investigation Monday into a mans body found in a car revealed no signs of homicide. A release from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office says the body of a 63-year-old man was found near a pond off Old Red Springs Rd. Homicide investigators were originally called to th

Proposed bill would increase cigarette taxes to raise SC teachers' pay

The proposed bill suggest cigarette tax should be increase by five cents on each cigarette that will help increase pay raises for South Carolina teachers.

Group of HCS teachers will travel to Columbia to lobby for raises, reform

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A group of Horry County Schools teachers will join a group of teachers lobbying South Carolina lawmakers for higher pay. SC for Ed, a statewide group comprised of 20,000 teachers, will leave their classrooms, wear red clothes and ask lawmakers for major reforms to the stat

Study ranks South Carolina seventh in America for racial progress achieved over time

A recent study by WalletHub ranked South Carolina seventh overall for racial progress achieved over time in the United States.

Are alligators living near Lake Murray? This SC woman found a 2-foot gator to start 2019

Faircloth posted the photo with the alligator and a tape measure on Jan. 2.

Elizabeth Warren planning 1st trip to South Carolina

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is making her first trip to early voting South Carolina since launching her exploratory bid for a possible 2020 presidential run.

Affidavit: Man takes photos of women in dressing room, identified by RiverDog’s business card

A Charleston man has been arrested after taking photos of women without their consent in a Mount Pleasant store’s dressing room. Michael H. Deantonio, 35, appeared in bond court after he was arrested and charged with voyeurism, according to an affidavit.

SC family dealing with loss after couple killed in Arkansas officer-involved shooting

Lancaster couple killed after traffic stop in Arkansas goes wrong.

Clemson’s White House fast food feast gets the ‘Saturday Night Live’ treatment

The show’s cold open shows the president playing Deal or No Deal with suitcases that include deals that could end the government shutdown.

USC Athletics to give federal employees free basketball tickets during government shutdown

Tickets will be provided through the Colonial Life Arena Box Office on game day and will be based on availability.

Kingstree PD investigating after murder near area apartments

KINGSTREE, SC (WMBF) - Kingstree Police are still searching for answers Sunday after an apparent homicide at an area apartment complex.

Affidavit: Pregnant woman hits her head on concrete after pastor strangles her at church

A Charleston pastor was arrested after police say he strangled a pregnant woman who then fell and hit her head at a downtown church.

Crowds of people participate in the Myrtle Beach Women’s March

While the third annual Women’s March returned to Washington D.C. on Saturday, hundreds of people gathered in Myrtle Beach at Chapin Park to do the same. This year's theme is the "Women's Wave" and "Truth to Power." Women of all ages and men gathered together with signs over at Chapin Park to call fo

Authorities investigating after body found in Williamsburg County

- Authorities are still putting all the puzzle pieces together Saturday afternoon after a body was found near the Hemingway area of Williamsburg County. According to Williamsburg County Coroner an investigation is still underway on Highway 41 near Hemingway. Coroner Harrison McKnight says he receiv

Myrtle Beach gov’t teaming up with SCDNR to host coyote forum

Citing an increase in sightings over the past few weeks, Myrtle Beach officials are teaming up with SCDNR’s Wildlife Resource Team for a public forum. According to a post on Myrtle Beach City Government’s Facebook page, the forum will provide additional information about the animals and provide det

Lawmakers tackle affordable housing crisis in South Carolina

Wages are not keeping up with rent increases in South Carolina. According to officials, there is an affordable housing crisis in the state.

Video released in case of former NC officer found guilty of using excessive force on handcuffed woman

Former Hickory police officer Robert George was found guilty in federal court Thursday for assaulting a woman in custody

Funeral services set for Upstate football standout who died during surgery

Funeral services will take place Saturday for a Spartanburg High School football standout who died unexpectedly during surgery.

Coca-Cola unveils commemorative Clemson national championship cans

Coca-Cola has introduced commemorative cans to honor the Clemson Tigers’ 2018 national championship.

casino bet SC lawmakers to take a closer look at school district consolidation bill

Sen. Young and the rest of the Senate Education Subcommittee said they will be taking their time while discussing a bill on school district consolidation.

SC inmates to get tablets for movies, calling

South Carolina officials are hoping to combat the dangers of illegal cellphones behind bars by giving inmates a different technological device to communicate with family, obtain education and even purchase access to approved entertainment services.

Proposed SC bill would make electrocution main method of execution for death penalty inmates

While many argue that death by electrocution is inhumane, lawmakers say other options aren’t available anymore.

  SC man who threw hot coffee at teen McDonald’s employee arrested

Police say Joshua Emery Noel had a warrant issued for his arrest on Jan. 11 for second-degree assault and battery.

February SNAP benefits available Thursday will need to last for next six weeks

This will affect an estimated 231,000 households.

Sources identify armed robbery suspect shot, killed by Charlotte officer

Police have not made many details available, but confirmed that the robbery suspect was shot and that the officer involved was not injured.

Mother of slain Florence County investigator responds to proposed bill dealing with officer-involved shootings

The mother of a Florence County officer who died during an officer-involved shooting last fall is not looking to make her daughter’s death political.

Report: Car that crashed in Mt. Pleasant was stolen from Georgetown pizza delivery driver

Officers found the car when they arrived at the scene shortly after 5:15 a.m.

Body of missing 85-year-old Chesterfield County man found

Deputies issued a BOLO, be on the lookout, for the man Monday.

New titleholders crowned to represent the Lowcountry at Miss SC and Miss SC Teen

19 young ladies ranging in age from 13 to 24 competed for the five titles.

$4 million worth of marijuana confiscated from Hanahan industrial warehouse

Two men are behind bars after nearly a thousand pounds of marijuana worth four million dollars was confiscated at an industrial warehouse in Hanahan.

Gov. McMaster says extra $1B in 2019 budget will go to state education, South Carolina’s prosperity

Governor Henry McMaster will release his executive budget for the 2019 -2020 at 10:45 a.m. at the Statehouse.

Discovery on beach could be tied to plane that disappeared off the SC coast

They’re things one wouldn’t expect to find on the beach, and they could hold answers for five grieving families.

Clemson Tigers greeted with fast food feast during White House visit Monday

The Clemson Tigers continue their National Championship celebration today with a visit to the white house.

Report: Number of teachers leaving schools in SC is growing

A new report highlights an alarming trend in our state: the number of teachers in South Carolina leaving the classroom is growing.

Senate Judiciary committee discusses proposed bill on officer-involved shootings

The Senate Judiciary subcommittee is expected to discuss a bill proposed by a South Carolina senator which would require all police-involved shootings to be investigated by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

SC bill would prohibit sex offenders from working, volunteering around kids

Right now, registered sex offenders are allowed to work and volunteer around kids, but a South Carolina bill introduced last week in the State House of Representatives could change that.

Manhunt underway after third-generation NC trooper shot in Wilson County

The Wilson County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who has been charged with shooting a third-generation North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper when a traffic stop erupted in gunfire Monday evening, according to our news partner WRAL.

Person shot, killed at Carolina Place Mall identified as 24-year-old man

Pineville Police are investigating a homicide after a person was shot and killed near the DTLR store in Carolina Place Mall on Sunday afternoon.

SC lawmakers look to change hunting license requirements

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) -- A new bill could change the regulations on acquiring a hunting license in South Carolina.Currently anyone born after 1979 is required to take a hunters education course but this course could become mandatory for hunters of all ages.Current regulations do not require the

Logging off? Florence County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page down

The official Florence County Facebook page has been offline since Friday. The link that is typically active for the page now displays an error message when redirected.

Upstate football standout suddenly passes away during surgery

"He was a great person, great teammate and a great player and will always be remembered," Dixon's coach, Chris Miller, said.

Bill would make personal finance class a graduation requirement for SC high school students

State Senator Luke Rankin (R-Conway) pre-filed the bill in December 2018 with the state Senate education committee.