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  • Special Reports Archives: 2015More>>

  • Widow of man allegedly killed by bouncer seeks regulation

    Widow of man allegedly killed by bouncer seeks regulation

    Tuesday, December 15 2015 12:43 AM EST2015-12-15 05:43:41 GMT
    Tuesday, December 15 2015 8:06 AM EST2015-12-15 13:06:39 GMT
    Teresa UnRue and her husband Jay UnRueTeresa UnRue and her husband Jay UnRue

    Right now there are no laws in South Carolina regulating what bouncers are and are not allowed to do.  One local woman paid the ultimate price: the loss of her husband. She allegedly lost him at the hands of those who were hired to keep the bar where he died safe.WMBF News Anchor Lisa Gresci looked into this woman’s story, and found out how she’s trying to change the way our state leaders regulate bouncers.

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    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Right now there are no laws in South Carolina regulating what bouncers are and are not allowed to do.  One local woman paid the ultimate price: the loss of her husband. She allegedly lost him at the hands of those who were hired to keep the bar where he died safe.WMBF News Anchor Lisa Gresci looked into this woman’s story, and found out how she’s trying to change the way our state leaders regulate bouncers.The last walk Jay UnRue made was...

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  • Bigger trucks could bring bigger problems to SC roads

    Bigger trucks could bring bigger problems to SC roads

    Sunday, November 29 2015 8:30 PM EST2015-11-30 01:30:59 GMT
    Thursday, December 3 2015 11:31 PM EST2015-12-04 04:31:54 GMT
    The deadline is looming for a decision to be made on our country's transportation spending over the next year. House and Senate representatives are in Washington this week finalizing a bill that would cover those costs, and in it is a controversial proposal that would change the trucking industry.It would allow bigger and heavier trucks to travel through states like South Carolina, and some believe this change could have deadly consequences.More >>

    The deadline is looming for a decision to be made on our country's transportation spending over the next year. House and Senate representatives are in Washington this week finalizing a bill that would cover those costs, and in it is a controversial proposal that would change the trucking industry.It would allow bigger and heavier trucks to travel through states like South Carolina, and some believe this change could have deadly consequences.

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  • WMBF News Investigates 'Digital Kidnapping'

    WMBF News Investigates 'Digital Kidnapping'

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 2:28 AM EST2015-11-17 07:28:25 GMT
    Thursday, November 19 2015 1:14 AM EST2015-11-19 06:14:32 GMT
    Imagine discovering your child's picture on a stranger's social media site, or even worse, that person is pretending your son or daughter is their own.   Some call it "digital kidnapping" and in a WMBF Investigates report, anchor Julie Martin looked at some of the extreme cases of this twisted trend, and the bigger issue when it comes to your 'page' and 'privacy.' Search Instagram for "baby role playing" and a disturbing...More >>

    Imagine discovering your child's picture on a stranger's social media site, or even worse, that person is pretending your son or daughter is their own.   Some call it "digital kidnapping" and in a WMBF Investigates report, anchor Julie Martin looked at some of the extreme cases of this twisted trend, and the bigger issue when it comes to your 'page' and 'privacy.' Search Instagram for "baby role playing" and a disturbing...

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  • Special Reports Archives: 2014More>>

  • Grand Strand's best-kept secret: DNR offers free tours of area's wetlands

    Grand Strand's best-kept secret: DNR offers free tours of area's wetlands

    Friday, December 5 2014 12:15 PM EST2014-12-05 17:15:12 GMT
    Friday, December 5 2014 12:15 PM EST2014-12-05 17:15:12 GMT
    If you want to complain about hunters on public lands, you do that through the DNR. If you get cited for unsafe boating, you get the ticket from the DNR. But what very few people know is that the same agency offers what may be the best guided tour of South Carolina history ever created. Why have these trips remained such a secret? Anchor David Klugh went out with DNR officials to find out more.
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    If you want to complain about hunters on public lands, you do that through the DNR. If you get cited for unsafe boating, you get the ticket from the DNR. But what very few people know is that the same agency offers what may be the best guided tour of South Carolina history ever created. Why have these trips remained such a secret? Anchor David Klugh went out with DNR officials to find out more.

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  • WMBF Investigates the real cost of South Carolina's $25 texting and driving law

    WMBF Investigates the real cost of South Carolina's $25 texting and driving law

    Monday, November 24 2014 4:23 PM EST2014-11-24 21:23:17 GMT
    Monday, November 24 2014 6:43 PM EST2014-11-24 23:43:54 GMT
    It took years of debate and compromise, but as of January 1, South Carolina will begin enforcing the state's first-ever texting and driving law. While the new law makes texting behind the wheel illegal, many feel it offers too little in the way of penalties to force drivers to put down their cell phones. However, when it comes to the cost of breaking this law, getting pulled over by the police is the last thing you should be worried about.More >>
    It took years of debate and compromise, but as of January 1, South Carolina will begin enforcing the state's first-ever texting and driving law. While the new law makes texting behind the wheel illegal, many feel it offers too little in the way of penalties to force drivers to put down their cell phones. However, when it comes to the cost of breaking this law, getting pulled over by the police is the last thing you should be worried about.More >>
  • WMBF News Special Report: Holding onto hope for Heather

    WMBF News Special Report: Holding onto hope for Heather

    Friday, November 21 2014 12:19 PM EST2014-11-21 17:19:49 GMT
    Friday, November 21 2014 12:19 PM EST2014-11-21 17:19:49 GMT
    Parents of missing woman Heather Elvis meet with Anchor Michael Maely at the WMBF News studio in November.Parents of missing woman Heather Elvis meet with Anchor Michael Maely at the WMBF News studio in November.
    Eleven months have passed since Heather Elvis was reported missing in Myrtle Beach. As the trial date for the two suspects charged with Heather's murder draws closer, WMBF News Anchor Michael Maely sat down with her parents. Terry and Debbi Elvis shared their feelings on the trial and the painful wait for answers.More >>
    Eleven months have passed since Heather Elvis was reported missing in Myrtle Beach. As the trial date for the two suspects charged with Heather's murder draws closer, WMBF News Anchor Michael Maely sat down with her parents. Terry and Debbi Elvis shared their feelings on the trial and the painful wait for answers.More >>
  • Special Reports Archives: 2013More>>

  • WMBF Investigates: Will Howie Lavin Come Clean?

    WMBF Investigates: Will Howie Lavin Come Clean?

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:48 AM EDT2014-07-15 07:48:01 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - WMBF News has uncovered new information on the Federal investigation into a bank fraud case that shut down one of the area's most popular car dealerships.   Howie Lavin was indictedMore >>
    WMBF News has uncovered new information on the Federal investigation into a bank fraud case that shut down one of the area's most popular car dealerships.More >>
  • Services held to remember 'Baby Boy Horry'

    Services held to remember 'Baby Boy Horry'

    Saturday, November 30 2013 6:06 PM EST2013-11-30 23:06:06 GMT
    HORRY COUNTY, SC  (WMBF) - You don't him.  You've never even seen him.  Yet he is the subject of what is arguably the most recognized cold case homicide in Horry County history. The effort to find theMore >>
    The effort to find the mother of Baby Boy Horry has been unsuccessful, so far. WMBF News Anchor David Klugh investigated why, with the odds so heavily stacked against them, this case still captures the attention and the hopes of investigators and the community.More >>
  • Is it time for South Carolina to pass a distracted driving law?

    Is it time for South Carolina to pass a distracted driving law?

    Wednesday, November 27 2013 12:57 PM EST2013-11-27 17:57:06 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - WMBF News has discovered that South Carolina is among the very last states in the country to pass some kind of law concerning cell phone while driving.  It's a distraction policeMore >>
    WMBF News has discovered that South Carolina is among the very last states in the country to pass some kind of law concerning cell phone while driving. It's a distraction police will tell you injures and kills more people than drunk driving. Yet, despite the toll it's taking on our youngest drivers, South Carolinians are free to talk and text away behind the wheel, putting everyone around you in danger.  So why does South Carolina love being last?More >>
  • Special Reports Archives: 2012Special Reports Archives: 2012More>>

  • Undercover investigation reveals sex and 'legal weed' in store

    Undercover investigation reveals sex and 'legal weed' in store

    Tuesday, July 16 2013 4:17 PM EDT2013-07-16 20:17:03 GMT
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Teens call it "legal weed," store owners market it as incense and concerned parents say one sex-oriented store draws teens in for synthetic "marijuana" with the risk of sexualMore >>
    Teens call it "legal weed." Store owners market it as incense and concerned parents say one sex-oriented store draws teens in for synthetic "marijuana" with the risk of sexual activity.
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  • Constant price changes affect online shoppers

    Constant price changes affect online shoppers

    Thursday, December 27 2012 6:00 PM EST2012-12-27 23:00:14 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - It used to be only hotels and airlines changed their prices several times a day. But we found online retailers selling common household items are also making adjustments throughoutMore >>
    It used to be only hotels and airlines changed their prices several times a day. But we found online retailers selling common household items are also making adjustments throughout the day, especially for appliances and electronics.More >>
  • Strange twist in Myrtle Beach murder case

    Strange twist in Myrtle Beach murder case

    Monday, December 17 2012 11:00 PM EST2012-12-18 04:00:15 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A 30-year-old father was gunned down in a Myrtle Beach motel room, and now the investigation has taken a deadly turn as another murder may be connected to this case. Myrtle BeachMore >>
    A 30-year-old father was gunned down in a Myrtle Beach motel room, and now the investigation has taken a deadly turn as another murder may be connected to this case.More >>
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