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  • Woman reports she was victim of sex trafficking in Myrtle Beach

    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:29 PM EDT2018-07-19 18:29:11 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – According to a police report filed Tuesday with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, a 22-year-old woman claims she was a victim of sex trafficking. The woman told police that she was taken from Columbia through Charlotte to Myrtle Beach, where she says she was forced into prostitution. She says that a known suspect threatened to hurt her family if she didn’t comply with his demands. The woman was taken to a hospital. Stay with WMBF News a...

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – According to a police report filed Tuesday with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, a 22-year-old woman claims she was a victim of sex trafficking. The woman told police that she was taken from Columbia through Charlotte to Myrtle Beach, where she says she was forced into prostitution. She says that a known suspect threatened to hurt her family if she didn’t comply with his demands. The woman was taken to a hospital. Stay with WMBF News a...

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  • Former youth minister accused of sexually assaulting two girls

    Former youth minister accused of sexually assaulting two girls

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:40 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:40:31 GMT
    Norman Clay Abernathy (Source: JRLDC)Norman Clay Abernathy (Source: JRLDC)

     A former Conway youth minister was arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting two girls.

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     A former Conway youth minister was arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting two girls.

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  • Longs man sentenced to 30 years in prison on heroin charge

    Longs man sentenced to 30 years in prison on heroin charge

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:37:24 GMT
    Abel Gause (Source: 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office)Abel Gause (Source: 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office)
    Abel Gause (Source: 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office)Abel Gause (Source: 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office)

    A Longs man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday after being found guilty of possession with the intent to distribute heroin, according to a news release from the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

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    A Longs man was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday after being found guilty of possession with the intent to distribute heroin, according to a news release from the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

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  • Parents suing Horry County Schools after son is subjected to persistent bullying, lawsuit says

    Parents suing Horry County Schools after son is subjected to persistent bullying, lawsuit says

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:00 PM EDT2018-07-19 16:00:46 GMT
    (Source: Horry County Schools)(Source: Horry County Schools)
    (Source: Horry County Schools)(Source: Horry County Schools)

    A mother and father are suing Horry County Schools after they say the district failed to take action to protect their 10-year-old son who was subjected to constant bullying.

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    A mother and father are suing Horry County Schools after they say the district failed to take action to protect their 10-year-old son who was subjected to constant bullying.

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  • Man charged with attempted murder after two children shot in Marion

    Man charged with attempted murder after two children shot in Marion

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:46 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:46:25 GMT
    Demetrik Tywan White (Source: Marion PD)Demetrik Tywan White (Source: Marion PD)

    A Marion man was arrested Wednesday after two children were shot on Montgomery Street on July 4.

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    A Marion man was arrested Wednesday after two children were shot on Montgomery Street on July 4.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Break from rain today, areas of flooding possible Friday

    FIRST ALERT: Break from rain today, areas of flooding possible Friday

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:11 AM EDT2018-07-19 10:11:24 GMT
    Friday rain potentialFriday rain potential

    Showers and storms take a break today before locally heavy rain returns to the region on Friday. 

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    Showers and storms take a break today before locally heavy rain returns to the region on Friday. 

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  • White House: Trump 'disagrees' with Putin interview offer

    White House: Trump 'disagrees' with Putin interview offer

    Thursday, July 19 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-07-19 04:30:42 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:35 PM EDT2018-07-19 18:35:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during his meeting with members of his cabinet in Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Looking on is Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat...(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais). President Donald Trump gestures while speaking during his meeting with members of his cabinet in Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Looking on is Deputy Secretary of Defense Pat...

    Trump said Wednesday he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday's summit to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be."

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    Trump said Wednesday he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday's summit to stay out of America's elections "and that's the way it's going to be."

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  • Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

    Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:20 PM EDT2018-07-19 03:20:36 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:14 PM EDT2018-07-19 18:14:31 GMT
    (Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP) Former gymnast Sarah Klein, former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and gymnast Aly Raisman, from left in front, and others who suffered sexual abuse accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.(Photo by Phil McCarten/Invision/AP) Former gymnast Sarah Klein, former Michigan State softball player Tiffany Thomas Lopez and gymnast Aly Raisman, from left in front, and others who suffered sexual abuse accept the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage.

    The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show highlighting the past year's top athletes and moments in sports.

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    The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show highlighting the past year's top athletes and moments in sports.

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  • Police looking for suspect who vandalized Florence church

    Police looking for suspect who vandalized Florence church

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:53:53 GMT
    The Florence Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a vandalism suspect (Source: Florence police)The Florence Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a vandalism suspect (Source: Florence police)
    The Florence Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a vandalism suspect (Source: Florence police)The Florence Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a vandalism suspect (Source: Florence police)

    The Florence Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a vandalism suspect. Police say the suspect broke into the New Ebenezer Baptist Church on South Ravenel Street on June 29 at about 10:00 p.m.

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    The Florence Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a vandalism suspect. Police say the suspect broke into the New Ebenezer Baptist Church on South Ravenel Street on June 29 at about 10:00 p.m.

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  • DCSO: Expense discrepancy in state audit was coding error

    DCSO: Expense discrepancy in state audit was coding error

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:20 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:20:33 GMT
    Source: Pixabay.comSource: Pixabay.com
    Source: Pixabay.comSource: Pixabay.com

    The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office says an over-expense of their department’s Victim Assistance Fund was a coding error. 

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    The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office says an over-expense of their department’s Victim Assistance Fund was a coding error. 

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  • Husbands and wives both lie (about her income)

    Husbands and wives both lie (about her income)

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:19:10 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:19 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:19:10 GMT
    According to the Census Bureau report, men inflate their pay by an average of 2.9 percent. Women deflate their’s by about 1.5 percent. (Source: Pixabay)According to the Census Bureau report, men inflate their pay by an average of 2.9 percent. Women deflate their’s by about 1.5 percent. (Source: Pixabay)

    According to the Census Bureau report, men inflate their pay by an average of 2.9 percent. Women deflate theirs by about 1.5 percent.

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    According to the Census Bureau report, men inflate their pay by an average of 2.9 percent. Women deflate theirs by about 1.5 percent.

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  • No serious injuries reported after car crashes into Florence café

    No serious injuries reported after car crashes into Florence café

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:16 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:16:56 GMT
    BMV sedan crashed into the Long Grain Café on West Palmetto Street Wednesday afternoon (Source: WMBF News)BMV sedan crashed into the Long Grain Café on West Palmetto Street Wednesday afternoon (Source: WMBF News)
    BMV sedan crashed into the Long Grain Café on West Palmetto Street Wednesday afternoon (Source: WMBF News)BMV sedan crashed into the Long Grain Café on West Palmetto Street Wednesday afternoon (Source: WMBF News)

    A BMV sedan crashed into the Long Grain Café on West Palmetto Street Wednesday afternoon, according to Lt. Bob Drulis with the Florence Police Department.

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    A BMV sedan crashed into the Long Grain Café on West Palmetto Street Wednesday afternoon, according to Lt. Bob Drulis with the Florence Police Department.

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  • ADHD linked to teens' digital media use, study says

    ADHD linked to teens' digital media use, study says

    Thursday, July 19 2018 8:55 AM EDT2018-07-19 12:55:57 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:10:11 GMT

    Researchers at the University of Southern California found a link between heavy use of digital media and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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    Researchers at the University of Southern California found a link between heavy use of digital media and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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  • Gynecologist accused by 52 women of sexual misconduct targeted Chinese students, lawsuit says

    Gynecologist accused by 52 women of sexual misconduct targeted Chinese students, lawsuit says

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:48 AM EDT2018-07-19 14:48:45 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:59:04 GMT
    A health center gynecologist has been accused of several instances of inappropriate behavior toward female patients. (AP)A health center gynecologist has been accused of several instances of inappropriate behavior toward female patients. (AP)

    Three former students allege in a lawsuit that Tyndall specifically targeted Chinese students because the students didn't know what standards are typical for gynecologists in the U.S.

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    Three former students allege in a lawsuit that Tyndall specifically targeted Chinese students because the students didn't know what standards are typical for gynecologists in the U.S.

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  • Time magazine morphs Trump and Putin together

    Time magazine morphs Trump and Putin together

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:23:30 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:23 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:23:30 GMT
    The July 30 cover merges the Russian and US presidents. (Source: Time)The July 30 cover merges the Russian and US presidents. (Source: Time)

    This is the second time in a month that Trump has been on the Time cover.

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    This is the second time in a month that Trump has been on the Time cover.

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  • Police searching for missing Florence man who suffers from multiple medical issues

    Police searching for missing Florence man who suffers from multiple medical issues

    Thursday, July 19 2018 11:09 AM EDT2018-07-19 15:09:23 GMT
    William James Smith Jr. (Source: Florence PD)William James Smith Jr. (Source: Florence PD)

    Police need your help locating a missing 65-year-old man who suffers from multiple medical issues.

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    Police need your help locating a missing 65-year-old man who suffers from multiple medical issues.

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  • 'We are Family:' A new app geared for the Conway community

    'We are Family:' A new app geared for the Conway community

    Thursday, July 19 2018 10:30 AM EDT2018-07-19 14:30:42 GMT
    "We are Family” is an idea one business owner in Conway brought to life recently through a web app to make things more convenient for everyone (Source: WMBF News)"We are Family” is an idea one business owner in Conway brought to life recently through a web app to make things more convenient for everyone (Source: WMBF News)
    "We are Family” is an idea one business owner in Conway brought to life recently through a web app to make things more convenient for everyone (Source: WMBF News)"We are Family” is an idea one business owner in Conway brought to life recently through a web app to make things more convenient for everyone (Source: WMBF News)

    "We are Family” is an idea one business owner in Conway brought to life recently through a web app to make things more convenient for everyone. This free web app is basically a "one stop shop” and has everything you need to know about Conway.

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    "We are Family” is an idea one business owner in Conway brought to life recently through a web app to make things more convenient for everyone. This free web app is basically a "one stop shop” and has everything you need to know about Conway.

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  • Downtown Conway welcomes early childhood music facility

    Downtown Conway welcomes early childhood music facility

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:11 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:11:23 GMT
    If you’re looking for a way to bond with your children and you love music, The Rhythm Factory might be the place for you (Source: WMBF News)If you’re looking for a way to bond with your children and you love music, The Rhythm Factory might be the place for you (Source: WMBF News)

    If you’re looking for a way to bond with your children and you love music, The Rhythm Factory might be the place for you. It’s a program the whole family can enjoy and now calls downtown Conway home.

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    If you’re looking for a way to bond with your children and you love music, The Rhythm Factory might be the place for you. It’s a program the whole family can enjoy and now calls downtown Conway home.

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    5 winners and a guest will get a chance to race Kyle Busch at Broadway Grand Prix in Myrtle Beach August 7th at 11am. Plus each winner will receive 2 tickets to the Bojangles' Southern 500! Answer the trivia questions correctly for a chance to win! Mobile Users Tap Here.More >>
    5 winners and a guest will get a chance to race Kyle Busch at Broadway Grand Prix in Myrtle Beach August 7th at 11am. Plus each winner will receive 2 tickets to the Bojangles' Southern 500! Answer the trivia questions correctly for a chance to win! Mobile Users Tap Here.More >>
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  • Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-07-18 22:08:46 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:36 PM EDT2018-07-19 18:36:16 GMT
    Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)Mark Zuckerberg says he doesn't believe Holocaust denial content should be banned from Facebook. (Source: CNN)

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

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    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook.

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  • Many options, few solutions after Nevada execution delays

    Many options, few solutions after Nevada execution delays

    Thursday, July 19 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-07-19 17:52:33 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:30 PM EDT2018-07-19 18:30:31 GMT
    (Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by Nevada Department of Corrections photo shows death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old...(Nevada Department of Corrections via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by Nevada Department of Corrections photo shows death row inmate Scott Raymond Dozier, who was convicted in 2007 of robbing, killing and dismembering a 22-year-old...
    Courts twice have blocked Nevada from carrying out its first execution in 12 years using a never-tried combination of drugs that it created after struggling to get lethal injection supplies.More >>
    Courts twice have blocked Nevada from carrying out its first execution in 12 years using a never-tried combination of drugs that it created after struggling to get lethal injection supplies.More >>
  • 4 injured in explosion in vehicle shop at Army depot

    4 injured in explosion in vehicle shop at Army depot

    Thursday, July 19 2018 9:01 AM EDT2018-07-19 13:01:33 GMT
    Thursday, July 19 2018 2:36 PM EDT2018-07-19 18:36:12 GMT
    An explosion at an Army depot in Pennsylvania has left some workers injured.More >>
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  • FIRST ALERT: Break from rain today, areas of flooding possible Friday

    FIRST ALERT: Break from rain today, areas of flooding possible Friday

    Thursday, July 19 2018 6:11 AM EDT2018-07-19 10:11:24 GMT
    Friday rain potentialFriday rain potential

    Showers and storms take a break today before locally heavy rain returns to the region on Friday. 

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    Showers and storms take a break today before locally heavy rain returns to the region on Friday. 

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  • Viewer-submitted photos show storms across the Grand Strand

    Viewer-submitted photos show storms across the Grand Strand

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 5:18 PM EDT2018-07-18 21:18:22 GMT
    Dark clouds are seen Wednesday in Surfside Beach. (Source: Ingrid Khaos)Dark clouds are seen Wednesday in Surfside Beach. (Source: Ingrid Khaos)
    Dark clouds are seen Wednesday in Surfside Beach. (Source: Ingrid Khaos)Dark clouds are seen Wednesday in Surfside Beach. (Source: Ingrid Khaos)

    Strong storms moved through the Grand Strand Wednesday afternoon, bringing heavy rain and lightning.

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    Strong storms moved through the Grand Strand Wednesday afternoon, bringing heavy rain and lightning.

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  • FIRST ALERT: Stormy at times today

    FIRST ALERT: Stormy at times today

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 5:06 AM EDT2018-07-17 09:06:41 GMT
    Late afternoon Future RadarLate afternoon Future Radar
    Late afternoon Future RadarLate afternoon Future Radar
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - High humidity and a weak cold front will lead to an active weather pattern through Wednesday. Very high humidity in place today will lead to scattered showers and storms at times especially from midday through the mid to late afternoon.  A weak cold front will drop into the region this evening and tonight and keep the risk of showers and storms in the forecast.  While no severe weather is expected, slow moving storms will be capable of dropping loc...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - High humidity and a weak cold front will lead to an active weather pattern through Wednesday. Very high humidity in place today will lead to scattered showers and storms at times especially from midday through the mid to late afternoon.  A weak cold front will drop into the region this evening and tonight and keep the risk of showers and storms in the forecast.  While no severe weather is expected, slow moving storms will be capable of dropping loc...More >>

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