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  • 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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  • State considers mandatory School Resource Officer training in wake of viral video

    State considers mandatory School Resource Officer training in wake of viral video

    Thursday, November 12 2015 4:46 PM EST2015-11-12 21:46:39 GMT
    Thursday, November 12 2015 11:00 PM EST2015-11-13 04:00:25 GMT
    Anchor Michael Maely speaking to Dillon County SRO Sgt. Marion FordAnchor Michael Maely speaking to Dillon County SRO Sgt. Marion Ford
    School Resource Officers are hired to protect students and staff, but when authorities fired a Richland County, South Carolina deputy last month for excessive use of force on a student, many began to question the training the officers go through and policies they follow.Anchor Michael Maely investigated the training required for SROs in South Carolina, and how the state is looking to change it.More >>
    School Resource Officers are hired to protect students and staff, but when authorities fired a Richland County, South Carolina deputy last month for excessive use of force on a student, many began to question the training the officers go through and policies they follow.Anchor Michael Maely investigated the training required for SROs in South Carolina, and how the state is looking to change it.More >>
  • 'Medical ecstasy' helping war veterans with PTSD

    'Medical ecstasy' helping war veterans with PTSD

    Monday, November 9 2015 10:42 AM EST2015-11-09 15:42:16 GMT
    Monday, November 9 2015 11:00 PM EST2015-11-10 04:00:18 GMT
    (Source: AP Images)(Source: AP Images)
     It's known as 'ecstasy' or 'molly,' an illegal 'club drug' once popular at all night dance parties, but researchers are finding M-D-M-A could help war veterans and others suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.The treatment, which involves intense psychotherapy, is currently the focus of four studies approved by the FDA including one in Charleston.  The drug is one step away from becoming legal, Julie Martin said."I got to Ft. Campbell KY and ...More >>
     It's known as 'ecstasy' or 'molly,' an illegal 'club drug' once popular at all night dance parties, but researchers are finding M-D-M-A could help war veterans and others suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.The treatment, which involves intense psychotherapy, is currently the focus of four studies approved by the FDA including one in Charleston.  The drug is one step away from becoming legal, Julie Martin said."I got to Ft. Campbell KY and ...More >>
  • Brothers speak about life 31 years after a wrongful conviction for murder

    Brothers speak about life 31 years after a wrongful conviction for murder

    Thursday, November 5 2015 8:57 AM EST2015-11-05 13:57:45 GMT
    Thursday, November 5 2015 7:25 PM EST2015-11-06 00:25:12 GMT
    Two North Carolina brothers who were wrongly imprisoned for 31 years for the murder of an 11-year-old girl spoke exclusively to WMBF News about their time in prison, and adjusting to life in 2015 a year after they were pardoned and released.More >>
    Two North Carolina brothers who were wrongly imprisoned for 31 years for the murder of an 11-year-old girl spoke exclusively to WMBF News about their time in prison, and adjusting to life in 2015 a year after they were pardoned and released.More >>
  • Florence City Councilman racks up over $100k in ethics violations

    Florence City Councilman racks up over $100k in ethics violations

    Monday, November 2 2015 2:17 PM EST2015-11-02 19:17:23 GMT
    Monday, November 2 2015 10:55 PM EST2015-11-03 03:55:18 GMT
    Millions of dollars are owed to you, as a taxpayer.The people who owe it to you are some of the very same ones that we put the faith and trust of our votes in.Right now, some of those people owe South Carolinians a combined total of $3 million dollars.Out of any other violator in our area, Florence City Councilman Ed Robinson owes the most in fines.Radical, controversial and defiant are all words that Robinson wears as a badge of honor.He is the longest sitti...More >>
    Millions of dollars are owed to you, as a taxpayer.The people who owe it to you are some of the very same ones that we put the faith and trust of our votes in.Right now, some of those people owe South Carolinians a combined total of $3 million dollars.Out of any other violator in our area, Florence City Councilman Ed Robinson owes the most in fines.Radical, controversial and defiant are all words that Robinson wears as a badge of honor.He is the longest sitti...More >>
  • Legal money laundering in South Carolina?

    Legal money laundering in South Carolina?

    Thursday, October 29 2015 4:07 PM EDT2015-10-29 20:07:33 GMT
    Thursday, October 29 2015 6:31 PM EDT2015-10-29 22:31:53 GMT
    It was back in May when we first told you about an industry here in South Carolina that allows for the laundering of hundreds of millions of dollars a year to drug cartels in Mexico and Columbia and to terrorist groups operating in the Middle East.More >>
    It was back in May when we first told you about an industry here in South Carolina that allows for the laundering of hundreds of millions of dollars a year to drug cartels in Mexico and Columbia and to terrorist groups operating in the Middle East.More >>
  • Remembering the Titans: Football through the eyes of Ron Bass

    Remembering the Titans: Football through the eyes of Ron Bass

    Friday, October 9 2015 1:21 AM EDT2015-10-09 05:21:45 GMT
    Friday, October 9 2015 7:15 AM EDT2015-10-09 11:15:12 GMT
    In the south, Friday nights are run by high school football, and the stories have been told for decades. In the early 70’s, when the desegregation of T.C. Williams High School took place, it didn't come with welcome response. But the thing about football is that it is something for people to rally around; which is exactly what the Titans did, armed with a new quarterback in Ronnie 'Sunshine' Bass.  "(We) Didn't gel right away, but it did...More >>
    In the south, Friday nights are run by high school football, and the stories have been told for decades. In the early 70’s, when the desegregation of T.C. Williams High School took place, it didn't come with welcome response. But the thing about football is that it is something for people to rally around; which is exactly what the Titans did, armed with a new quarterback in Ronnie 'Sunshine' Bass.  "(We) Didn't gel right away, but it did...More >>
  • Seclusion rooms: A controversial but legal last resort for schools

    Seclusion rooms: A controversial but legal last resort for schools

    Wednesday, September 16 2015 6:00 PM EDT2015-09-16 22:00:50 GMT
    Thursday, September 17 2015 9:15 AM EDT2015-09-17 13:15:45 GMT
    Chances are, inside your child’s school, there is something known as a “seclusion room.”  Many of them are about the size of a walk-in closet, and they may look like something you would see inside of a prison, not a school.While these rooms are used as what schools call “a last resort” to prevent harm to a student or teacher, opponents say they do not work and should be banned. More >>
    Chances are, inside your child’s school, there is something known as a “seclusion room.”  Many of them are about the size of a walk-in closet, and they may look like something you would see inside of a prison, not a school.While these rooms are used as what schools call “a last resort” to prevent harm to a student or teacher, opponents say they do not work and should be banned. More >>
  • So-called 'Godzilla' El Nino could have big impacts for winter, spring

    So-called 'Godzilla' El Nino could have big impacts for winter, spring

    Tuesday, September 15 2015 8:55 AM EDT2015-09-15 12:55:18 GMT
    Tuesday, September 15 2015 10:24 AM EDT2015-09-15 14:24:29 GMT
    Ask anyone around what El Nino is, and you’re likely to get many different answers, but you’ve likely heard about it coming on strong this winter. That’s why WMBF First Alert Meteorologist Andy Stein set out to break down the science, and more importantly, what it means for us.More >>
    Ask anyone around what El Nino is, and you’re likely to get many different answers, but you’ve likely heard about it coming on strong this winter. That’s why WMBF First Alert Meteorologist Andy Stein set out to break down the science, and more importantly, what it means for us.More >>
  • WMBF News Investigates: Bacteria buried in the sand

    WMBF News Investigates: Bacteria buried in the sand

    Thursday, September 3 2015 5:48 PM EDT2015-09-03 21:48:28 GMT
    Thursday, September 3 2015 11:00 PM EDT2015-09-04 03:00:17 GMT
    Swimming in the ocean is known to make people sick, but even higher levels of bacteria are in another part of the beach, the sand.More >>
    Swimming in the ocean is known to make people sick, but even higher levels of bacteria are in another part of the beach, the sand.More >>
  • WMBF Investigates what's being done to protect student athletes

    WMBF Investigates what's being done to protect student athletes

    Friday, August 21 2015 1:56 PM EDT2015-08-21 17:56:43 GMT
    Friday, August 21 2015 1:56 PM EDT2015-08-21 17:56:43 GMT
     More than 7.8 million students participate in high school sports, and that number continues to rise. However, football had the largest decline in participation last year. While it still remains one of the most popular sports, the rapid decline could be over safety concerns.Reporter Stephanie Robusto investigated to find out what is being done to protect your student athlete leading into this season.More >>
     More than 7.8 million students participate in high school sports, and that number continues to rise. However, football had the largest decline in participation last year. While it still remains one of the most popular sports, the rapid decline could be over safety concerns.Reporter Stephanie Robusto investigated to find out what is being done to protect your student athlete leading into this season.More >>
  • Online and comparison shopping essential for back-to-school savings

    Online and comparison shopping essential for back-to-school savings

    Tuesday, August 11 2015 7:29 AM EDT2015-08-11 11:29:52 GMT
    Tuesday, August 11 2015 7:29 AM EDT2015-08-11 11:29:52 GMT
    WMBF News Today is making sure you and your kids are prepared for another successful school year. For the first day of school, that means having all the right supplies.Back-to-school shopping lists are getting longer and more specific every year. It all adds up to a very expensive kickoff to the new school year, especially when you're juggling more than one child.More >>
    WMBF News Today is making sure you and your kids are prepared for another successful school year. For the first day of school, that means having all the right supplies.Back-to-school shopping lists are getting longer and more specific every year. It all adds up to a very expensive kickoff to the new school year, especially when you're juggling more than one child.More >>
  • Where are the promised jobs in Marion County?

    Where are the promised jobs in Marion County?

    Tuesday, July 28 2015 3:29 PM EDT2015-07-28 19:29:10 GMT
    Tuesday, July 28 2015 5:45 PM EDT2015-07-28 21:45:09 GMT
    In a community where roughly 1 out of 10 is unemployed, and almost 30% live below the poverty line, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, an announcement that hundreds of jobs are coming to town is a major deal.  That's why when a company said it would do just that and still hasn't, WMBF went digging for answers.It was the biggest job announcement leaders said Marion County had ever seen.More >>
    In a community where roughly 1 out of 10 is unemployed, and almost 30% live below the poverty line, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, an announcement that hundreds of jobs are coming to town is a major deal.  That's why when a company said it would do just that and still hasn't, WMBF went digging for answers.It was the biggest job announcement leaders said Marion County had ever seen.More >>
  • Horry County community fighting back against growing gang problem

    Horry County community fighting back against growing gang problem

    Thursday, July 16 2015 6:47 PM EDT2015-07-16 22:47:45 GMT
    Friday, July 17 2015 7:28 AM EDT2015-07-17 11:28:48 GMT
    Horry County has a gang problem, and it’s getting worse.  At the moment, police have identified some 1,500 gang members in the county who are part of about 50 gangs, including some connected to the notorious Bloods and Crips. The crimes they are accused of committing don’t only involve drugs, but also murder, including several shootings in one area of the county this year.More >>
    Horry County has a gang problem, and it’s getting worse.  At the moment, police have identified some 1,500 gang members in the county who are part of about 50 gangs, including some connected to the notorious Bloods and Crips. The crimes they are accused of committing don’t only involve drugs, but also murder, including several shootings in one area of the county this year.More >>
  • Investigation reveals former detective botched dozens of cases, allowing suspects to go free

    Investigation reveals former detective botched dozens of cases, allowing suspects to go free

    Thursday, July 9 2015 3:28 PM EDT2015-07-09 19:28:15 GMT
    Tuesday, July 14 2015 4:44 PM EDT2015-07-14 20:44:29 GMT
    We rely on police to protect us, and trust that they’ll do their job. So when we come to them for help, answers, and justice, we don’t question that it will get done. According to an internal investigation by the Horry County Police Department, one former Horry County Detective who was assigned cases of rape, child abuse and assault  never investigated, or prematurely closed cases, leaving some victims in danger.More >>
    We rely on police to protect us, and trust that they’ll do their job. So when we come to them for help, answers, and justice, we don’t question that it will get done. According to an internal investigation by the Horry County Police Department, one former Horry County Detective who was assigned cases of rape, child abuse and assault  never investigated, or prematurely closed cases, leaving some victims in danger.More >>
  • WMBF News Investigates: Woman's nose bitten off following domestic dispute

    WMBF News Investigates: Woman's nose bitten off following domestic dispute

    Tuesday, July 7 2015 5:16 PM EDT2015-07-07 21:16:00 GMT
    Wednesday, July 8 2015 2:15 PM EDT2015-07-08 18:15:38 GMT
    Police in Horry County are responding to one type of call more than all the others combined -- and that's domestic violence.More >>
    Police in Horry County are responding to one type of call more than all the others combined -- and that's domestic violence.More >>
  • WMBF News hidden camera investigation leads to prostitution arrests

    WMBF News hidden camera investigation leads to prostitution arrests

    Tuesday, June 30 2015 11:29 PM EDT2015-07-01 03:29:19 GMT
    Thursday, July 2 2015 11:10 PM EDT2015-07-03 03:10:07 GMT
    A Dillon County prostitution sting has landed three women in jail, one of them twice.More >>
    A Dillon County prostitution sting has landed three women in jail, one of them twice.More >>
  • WMBF Investigates the Dirt: Where germs lie at the gym

    WMBF Investigates the Dirt: Where germs lie at the gym

    Tuesday, May 19 2015 8:48 PM EDT2015-05-20 00:48:33 GMT
    Wednesday, May 20 2015 8:21 AM EDT2015-05-20 12:21:32 GMT
    You hit the gym regularly to be fit and healthy, but you may be getting more than you bargained for.Cardio equipment, free weights, jump ropes and ab mats, they all have something in common, they help keep you fit. That's not the only similarity between them, they also can all carry germs.More >>
    You hit the gym regularly to be fit and healthy, but you may be getting more than you bargained for.Cardio equipment, free weights, jump ropes and ab mats, they all have something in common, they help keep you fit. That's not the only similarity between them, they also can all carry germs.More >>
  • WMBF Investigates the cost of keeping up with changing academic standards

    WMBF Investigates the cost of keeping up with changing academic standards

    Monday, May 18 2015 4:01 PM EDT2015-05-18 20:01:38 GMT
    Monday, May 18 2015 6:00 PM EDT2015-05-18 22:00:25 GMT
     Learning to become a teacher is far from over when a college grad walks across the stage. In fact, the Horry County School District utilized nearly $4 million this past school year to make sure teachers were on top of their game. But with South Carolina students falling behind the rest of the nation, is it money well spent?More >>
     Learning to become a teacher is far from over when a college grad walks across the stage. In fact, the Horry County School District utilized nearly $4 million this past school year to make sure teachers were on top of their game. But with South Carolina students falling behind the rest of the nation, is it money well spent?More >>
  • South Carolina businesses used to launder billions to drug cartels, terrorists

    South Carolina businesses used to launder billions to drug cartels, terrorists

    Tuesday, May 12 2015 5:47 PM EDT2015-05-12 21:47:19 GMT
    Tuesday, May 12 2015 9:21 PM EDT2015-05-13 01:21:26 GMT
    Right now in Horry County, there is a billion-dollar industry operating completely under the radar. It pays no taxes, needs no license. In fact, the goal of this industry is to get money out of the state, to drug cartels and terrorist groups around the world. It's the same industry that makes sure there is plenty of marijuana, cocaine and heroin available to your kids at the most affordable prices.More >>
    Right now in Horry County, there is a billion-dollar industry operating completely under the radar. It pays no taxes, needs no license. In fact, the goal of this industry is to get money out of the state, to drug cartels and terrorist groups around the world. It's the same industry that makes sure there is plenty of marijuana, cocaine and heroin available to your kids at the most affordable prices.More >>
  • Third time's the charm: Sushi restaurant scores DHEC inspection

    Third time's the charm: Sushi restaurant scores DHEC inspection

    Friday, May 8 2015 10:28 PM EDT2015-05-09 02:28:02 GMT
    Friday, May 8 2015 10:28 PM EDT2015-05-09 02:28:03 GMT
     Managers of a popular sushi restaurant in Myrtle Beach say they terminated an employee and transferred a manager after two low-scoring DHEC inspections and tonight have a perfect score.More >>
     Managers of a popular sushi restaurant in Myrtle Beach say they terminated an employee and transferred a manager after two low-scoring DHEC inspections and tonight have a perfect score.More >>
  • Tragedy spurs lawmakers to consider strengthening medical checks for SC drivers

    Tragedy spurs lawmakers to consider strengthening medical checks for SC drivers

    Wednesday, May 6 2015 10:44 PM EDT2015-05-07 02:44:39 GMT
    Friday, May 8 2015 8:01 AM EDT2015-05-08 12:01:05 GMT
    (WMBF) - Dangerous drivers on South Carolina roads are finally getting legislators' attention. In 2014, I told you about these drivers taking chances on the roads with your life. Now, one family has taken their fight all the way to the statehouse.Patricia Skipper's family won't give up on her. They want to see changes made to state law, in her honor, to vindicate her death at the hands of a driver who they say shouldn't have been behind the wheel in the first place.“I guess our mission has go...More >>
    (WMBF) - Dangerous drivers on South Carolina roads are finally getting legislators' attention. In 2014, I told you about these drivers taking chances on the roads with your life. Now, one family has taken their fight all the way to the statehouse.Patricia Skipper's family won't give up on her. They want to see changes made to state law, in her honor, to vindicate her death at the hands of a driver who they say shouldn't have been behind the wheel in the first place.“I guess our mission has go...More >>
  • WMBF Investigates: From fighting fires to fighting cancer - Part 2

    WMBF Investigates: From fighting fires to fighting cancer - Part 2

    Tuesday, May 5 2015 4:39 PM EDT2015-05-05 20:39:35 GMT
    Wednesday, May 6 2015 2:22 PM EDT2015-05-06 18:22:33 GMT
    The costs of treating cancer can reach into the hundreds of thousands. Now imagine it's your job that gave you the cancer in the first place. Firefighters are not insured against the cancers they are allegedly contracting, and it has sparked quite the debate in South Carolina.To charge head on into a burning building takes guts. Saving homes and lives is what they sign up for, but saving themselves from cancer -- is not. More >>
    The costs of treating cancer can reach into the hundreds of thousands. Now imagine it's your job that gave you the cancer in the first place. Firefighters are not insured against the cancers they are allegedly contracting, and it has sparked quite the debate in South Carolina.To charge head on into a burning building takes guts. Saving homes and lives is what they sign up for, but saving themselves from cancer -- is not. More >>
  • Car crash victim found dead in deer stand - what went wrong?

    Car crash victim found dead in deer stand - what went wrong?

    Monday, May 4 2015 4:36 PM EDT2015-05-04 20:36:04 GMT
    Wednesday, May 6 2015 12:34 PM EDT2015-05-06 16:34:10 GMT
    It is a great comfort to know that no matter where in the state you might find yourself broken down on the side of the road, no matter how remote, the South Carolina Highway patrol can find you and get help to you. However, if you leave your car after a crash, you may be on your own… no matter what your condition at the time. More >>
    It is a great comfort to know that no matter where in the state you might find yourself broken down on the side of the road, no matter how remote, the South Carolina Highway patrol can find you and get help to you. However, if you leave your car after a crash, you may be on your own… no matter what your condition at the time. More >>
  • Homeowners say they're being bullied by major power company over land

    Homeowners say they're being bullied by major power company over land

    Friday, May 1 2015 12:19 AM EDT2015-05-01 04:19:03 GMT
    Friday, May 1 2015 8:08 AM EDT2015-05-01 12:08:22 GMT
    Santee Cooper has plans to replace the old wooden utility poles that already run in their backyards with taller, larger weathered steel utility poles that can withstand winds of 135 mph.Santee Cooper has plans to replace the old wooden utility poles that already run in their backyards with taller, larger weathered steel utility poles that can withstand winds of 135 mph.
    SOCASTEE, SC (WMBF)- Homeowners in one Socastee subdivision say a major power company is taking over property that they pay for and maintain, but Santee Cooper claims it belongs to the company. ResidentsMore >>
    Homeowners in one Socastee subdivision say a major power company is taking over property that they pay for and maintain, but Santee Cooper claims it belongs to the company. Residents of the Silver Fox Landing Subdivision told WMBF News, Santee Cooper's upgraded power lines that will run through their backyards will not only be an eyesore, they will also decrease their property values. One property owner said he felt that he is being bullied by a big power company.More >>
  • WMBF Investigates: From fighting fires to fighting cancer

    WMBF Investigates: From fighting fires to fighting cancer

    Tuesday, April 28 2015 5:09 PM EDT2015-04-28 21:09:21 GMT
    Friday, May 1 2015 7:19 AM EDT2015-05-01 11:19:25 GMT
    “Firefighter” and “cancer” - the two words are fatally intertwined. It's a hidden risk that can be more dangerous than the fires these men and women work to extinguish, because there's little to no protection from cancer.It doesn't matter what county, city, or neighborhood you live in. If your house is on fire, crews will not think twice about doing whatever it takes to save you and your property. But every moment firefighters are in those toxic fumes, a silent kille...More >>
    “Firefighter” and “cancer” - the two words are fatally intertwined. It's a hidden risk that can be more dangerous than the fires these men and women work to extinguish, because there's little to no protection from cancer.It doesn't matter what county, city, or neighborhood you live in. If your house is on fire, crews will not think twice about doing whatever it takes to save you and your property. But every moment firefighters are in those toxic fumes, a silent kille...More >>
  • WMBF News Investigates: How technology could be ruining your health

    WMBF News Investigates: How technology could be ruining your health

    Thursday, April 30 2015 5:31 PM EDT2015-04-30 21:31:34 GMT
    Friday, May 1 2015 7:15 AM EDT2015-05-01 11:15:57 GMT
    If at any point during the day you plan on looking at a computer screen, tablet, smartphone, or TV, your health could be in jeopardy. WMBF News investigates how much havoc our everyday habits have on our health.More >>
    If at any point during the day you plan on looking at a computer screen, tablet, smartphone, or TV, your health could be in jeopardy. WMBF News investigates how much havoc our everyday habits have on our health.More >>
  • Officer fired after high-speed chase ends in crash, threats, profanity

    Officer fired after high-speed chase ends in crash, threats, profanity

    Wednesday, April 29 2015 5:36 PM EDT2015-04-29 21:36:37 GMT
    Thursday, April 30 2015 10:09 AM EDT2015-04-30 14:09:53 GMT
    From the North Charleston officer caught on video to police action in Ferguson, Tulsa, New York and now Baltimore, many law enforcement officers are under scrutiny these days. WMBF News is shining the spotlight on an Horry County Officer, fired after he chased a man who was later charged with murder.More >>
    From the North Charleston officer caught on video to police action in Ferguson, Tulsa, New York and now Baltimore, many law enforcement officers are under scrutiny these days. WMBF News is shining the spotlight on an Horry County Officer, fired after he chased a man who was later charged with murder.More >>
  • What is the true cost of police body cameras?

    What is the true cost of police body cameras?

    Thursday, April 23 2015 4:55 PM EDT2015-04-23 20:55:02 GMT
    Thursday, April 23 2015 6:30 PM EDT2015-04-23 22:30:33 GMT
    From Myrtle Beach to Florence, the men and women who are paid to protect your family are in the middle of a crisis unlike any we have seen in 50-years. What's at stake is very simple, yet profound… and can be summed up in a single question; do you trust the police?The answer to that question has agencies across the country betting millions of your tax dollars on a tool they say can repair a broken relationship.More >>
    From Myrtle Beach to Florence, the men and women who are paid to protect your family are in the middle of a crisis unlike any we have seen in 50-years. What's at stake is very simple, yet profound… and can be summed up in a single question; do you trust the police?The answer to that question has agencies across the country betting millions of your tax dollars on a tool they say can repair a broken relationship.More >>
  • Parents of baby born 1lb., 3oz. grateful for March of Dimes and NICU unit

    Parents of baby born 1lb., 3oz. grateful for March of Dimes and NICU unit

    Monday, April 13 2015 10:56 AM EDT2015-04-13 14:56:00 GMT
    Monday, April 13 2015 6:10 PM EDT2015-04-13 22:10:09 GMT
    McKinlee weighed just 1 pound and 3 ounces when she was born. (Source: SC March of Dimes)McKinlee weighed just 1 pound and 3 ounces when she was born. (Source: SC March of Dimes)
    More than 8,000 babies are born in South Carolina too soon, with all kinds of health problems, but thanks to the level-three neo-natal intensive care unit at McLeod Regional Hospital and the South Carolina March of Dimes, more of those babies are surviving.More >>
    More than 8,000 babies are born in South Carolina too soon, with all kinds of health problems, but thanks to the level-three neo-natal intensive care unit at McLeod Regional Hospital and the South Carolina March of Dimes, more of those babies are surviving.More >>
  • WMBF Investigates: 2 families desperate for answers in 2 unsolved murders

    WMBF Investigates: 2 families desperate for answers in 2 unsolved murders

    Monday, February 2 2015 3:50 PM EST2015-02-02 20:50:07 GMT
    Wednesday, February 18 2015 11:50 AM EST2015-02-18 16:50:56 GMT
    A not guilty verdict despite the confession of a murder.More >>
    A not guilty verdict despite the confession of a murder.More >>
  • Mentally challenged Conway restaurant worker allegedly tortured by employer

    Mentally challenged Conway restaurant worker allegedly tortured by employer

    Monday, February 16 2015 3:52 AM EST2015-02-16 08:52:04 GMT
    Monday, February 16 2015 6:30 PM EST2015-02-16 23:30:43 GMT
    It's a tale of alleged torture: a mentally-challenged man says he was physically abused by his employer for years.More >>
    It's a tale of alleged torture: a mentally-challenged man says he was physically abused by his employer for years.More >>
  • FitBit: Fitness fact or fiction?

    FitBit: Fitness fact or fiction?

    Wednesday, February 11 2015 10:55 PM EST2015-02-12 03:55:27 GMT
    Friday, February 13 2015 7:00 AM EST2015-02-13 12:00:36 GMT
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Judy McCrackin-Langfitt has built a life around staying fit. More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Judy McCrackin-Langfitt has built a life around staying fit. More >>
  • Stoppin' Poppin' Pills - A local county's deadly problem

    Stoppin' Poppin' Pills - A local county's deadly problem

    Wednesday, February 11 2015 12:52 PM EST2015-02-11 17:52:12 GMT
    Wednesday, February 11 2015 11:00 PM EST2015-02-12 04:00:22 GMT
    More deaths and more drug addicts are being found in one local county, and it's all because of the amount of legal prescription drugs finding themselves on to the streets. It's a compulsion that starts as a pleasure for its users, but can quickly turn deadly.More >>
    More deaths and more drug addicts are being found in one local county, and it's all because of the amount of legal prescription drugs finding themselves on to the streets. It's a compulsion that starts as a pleasure for its users, but can quickly turn deadly.
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  • EXCLUSIVE: Inside the Meher Baba Spiritual Center

    EXCLUSIVE: Inside the Meher Baba Spiritual Center

    Monday, February 9 2015 1:31 PM EST2015-02-09 18:31:42 GMT
    Wednesday, February 11 2015 10:23 AM EST2015-02-11 15:23:37 GMT
    You've probably driven past the Meher Baba Spiritual Center a thousand times and wondered what really goes on behind its gates. WMBF News is the first to get a new crew on the property in more than 30 years.More >>
    You've probably driven past the Meher Baba Spiritual Center a thousand times and wondered what really goes on behind its gates. WMBF News is the first to get a new crew on the property in more than 30 years.More >>
  • Thrill to Kill: Inside the minds of the killers in two deadly robberies

    Thrill to Kill: Inside the minds of the killers in two deadly robberies

    Wednesday, February 4 2015 4:34 PM EST2015-02-04 21:34:27 GMT
    Thursday, February 5 2015 7:44 AM EST2015-02-05 12:44:20 GMT
    They are wanted for deadly armed robberies, but police don't know who they are, or where they are. They are walking into public places, armed and dangerous. Places where you spend time, where you shop, and where you grab gas. Now, police believe it is a matter of time before the masked men strike again.More >>
    They are wanted for deadly armed robberies, but police don't know who they are, or where they are. They are walking into public places, armed and dangerous. Places where you spend time, where you shop, and where you grab gas. Now, police believe it is a matter of time before the masked men strike again.More >>
  • Robeson County - A Deadly County

    Robeson County - A Deadly County

    Thursday, January 29 2015 10:25 AM EST2015-01-29 15:25:12 GMT
    Thursday, January 29 2015 6:17 PM EST2015-01-29 23:17:41 GMT
     Imagine trying to raise your children in a community where, statistically, 123 young people per 100,000 die by violence every year. That's the reality in Robeson County, according to researchers at UNC. It's a youth death rate that's more than double the rest of the state's rate. And we learned it's just the tip of the iceberg for Robeson County.More >>
     Imagine trying to raise your children in a community where, statistically, 123 young people per 100,000 die by violence every year. That's the reality in Robeson County, according to researchers at UNC. It's a youth death rate that's more than double the rest of the state's rate. And we learned it's just the tip of the iceberg for Robeson County.More >>
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  • Myrtle Beach City Government hosting 'Public Safety Fair' Monday

    Myrtle Beach City Government hosting 'Public Safety Fair' Monday

    Sunday, June 25 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-06-25 22:34:30 GMT
    Source: City of Myrtle Beach Facebook pageSource: City of Myrtle Beach Facebook page

    A Public Safety Fair will be held Monday, June 26 in Myrtle Beach, according to a Facebook post by the Myrtle Beach City Government.

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    A Public Safety Fair will be held Monday, June 26 in Myrtle Beach, according to a Facebook post by the Myrtle Beach City Government.

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  • Towel-headed suspect steals unlocked car with keys in ignition, police respond

    Towel-headed suspect steals unlocked car with keys in ignition, police respond

    Sunday, June 25 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-06-25 19:51:31 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A man flagged down a Myrtle Beach police officer early Saturday morning and said his car was missing – and he left it unlocked with the keys stuck in the ignition. According to a Myrtle Beach Police Department incident report, it happened at 204 Mr. Joe White Avenue, the Aquarius Motel, at 5 a.m. After noticing his car was gone, the man spoke to a front desk employee before calling police. The employee told officers she saw “someone with a...More >>
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A man flagged down a Myrtle Beach police officer early Saturday morning and said his car was missing – and he left it unlocked with the keys stuck in the ignition. According to a Myrtle Beach Police Department incident report, it happened at 204 Mr. Joe White Avenue, the Aquarius Motel, at 5 a.m. After noticing his car was gone, the man spoke to a front desk employee before calling police. The employee told officers she saw “someone with a...More >>
  • TRAFFIC ALERT: Road projects in Myrtle Beach to cause lane closures

    TRAFFIC ALERT: Road projects in Myrtle Beach to cause lane closures

    Sunday, June 25 2017 2:28 PM EDT2017-06-25 18:28:00 GMT
    Two road projects in Myrtle Beach will cause lane closures this week. (Source: WMBF News)Two road projects in Myrtle Beach will cause lane closures this week. (Source: WMBF News)

    Two road projects in Myrtle Beach will cause lane closures this week. 

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    Two road projects in Myrtle Beach will cause lane closures this week. 

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