Educators, senators work together to change education bill

Lawmakers have been amending the massive-education reform bill since it was introduced.

Suspect ditches gun during chase, deputies say

  Machete-wielding clerk fends off knife-wielding suspect at AL gas station

Driver accused in deadly hit-and-run turns herself in, police say

  SC bill would require online training course for bartenders, servers

  Dozens attend diversity, inclusion summit in Florence

  New cameras, license plate readers installed throughout Myrtle Beach

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  Leaders in Nichols fight to keep struggling town alive

Alabama third grader wins award after growing colossal 30-pound cabbage

  Deadline approaching to use $510,000 grant for Ingram Dunes purchase

  College students spend spring break helping flood victims in Conway, Socastee

Fort Bragg asking for birthday cards to celebrate WWII Veteran’s 100th birthday

  ‘They are suffering:’ SC neighbors trying to help after ducks found injured with blow darts

  Florence behavioral treatment facility under fire for mistreatment, other violations

A behavioral treatment facility in Florence is under investigation for numerous staff misconduct, abuse and exploitation allegations.

Myrtle Beach man faces six counts following arrest for allegedly possessing child porn

A Myrtle Beach has been arrested for allegedly possessing child pornography, according to South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson.

  More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters breach levees

Levees are breaking in Nebraska and Iowa - and it's not even the wet season when river levels are high.

  International Drive expected to reopen Monday night after controlled burn

International Drive is expected to reopen Monday night after it was temporarily closed for the day for a controlled burn, according to information from Horry County.

  Watching Your Wallet: Thousands of consumer complaints hidden in federal watchdog database

Conway teen who went viral from McDonald’s video to compete on ‘The Voice’

Phase one of Charlie’s Place preservation project is complete

Deputies arrest man accused of stealing ATM machines in the Pee Dee

Fort Bragg collects cards for WWII veteran’s 100th birthday

Son of fallen Florence police officer honors father with tattoo

  Local Islamic community reacts to terror attack in New Zealand

The Conway Islamic Center is reacting after 50 people were killed in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand last Friday.

  Bill seeking to regulate mold in public buildings in SC passes state House, Senate

A proposed bill that could bring South Carolina one step closer to regulating mold is now one step closer to becoming a reality.

Midway Fire Rescue firefighter suffers serious injuries in motorcycle accident

A Midway Fire Rescue firefighter was injured in a motorcycle crash Sunday night, according to an online post from the department.

Burn ban lifted in Horry County, Conway

Horry County announced Monday morning that the outdoor burn ban for unincorporated areas has been lifted.

Pedestrian in critical condition following hit-and-run crash; woman charged

A woman was arrested following a hit-and-run accident last Friday night that injured a pedestrian, according to Cpl. Thomas Vest with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

More lots of blood pressure medications recalled due to impurity

43 lots in total have been recalled.

VP Mike Pence coming to Myrtle Beach to campaign for Sen. Lindsey Graham

Vice President Mike Pence is set to visit Myrtle Beach later this month as Sen. Lindsay Graham starts his 2020 re-election effort.

Crews battle structure fire in Conway

Emergency crews responded to a structure fire late Sunday night in the Conway area.

Beto O’Rourke to make first SC stop as presidential candidate next weekend

He will take part in a town hall series

FIRST ALERT: Cool and dry for most of the week

Cooler weather continues this week.

Memphis man says he was brutally beaten by security guard in case of mistaken identity

A Memphis man says it was a case of mistaken identity that led to him being brutally beaten and struck in the head with a gun by a security guard.

Nominate your favorite teacher to win a free Norwegian cruise, $15,000 prize for their school

If you're a teacher, you can even nominate yourself, Norweigan Cruise Line says.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans ‘Derby Day’ will feature in-game horse race

Myrtle Beach residents won’t have to go far to enjoy the sights and sounds of derby day.The Myrtle Beach Pelicans announced as part of its 2019 promotional schedule, an in-game horse race during the middle 3rd inning on Friday May 3.

Reward offered after Murrells Inlet ducks tortured with blow darts

Officials are looking for answers Sunday after a pair of ducks were found injured.Pictured surfaced on social media Sunday of a pair of ducks with blow dart injuries. One duck appears to have been shot in the head and the other in the neck.

Country legend Charlie Daniels honored as honorary deputy at Florence show

Florence has a new deputy in town....well sort of. Country Legend Charlie Daniels was honored by Sheriff Kenney Boone during a meet and greet before a show Saturday at the Florence Center. Daniels was presented with a badge and a plaque from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.

Parents and teachers address mold concerns at community town hall

Saturday morning parents and teachers attended a town hall meeting held by the public to discuss the growing concern of mold in classrooms.While the issue of mold is being addressed by the school district parents are still worried for their child’s health.

  Families of Christchurch dead in agonizing wait for burials

Families of the 50 people killed in the Christchurch mosque shootings are enduring an increasingly agonizing wait for the bodies of victims to be released as New Zealand reels from the unprecedented tragedy.

  Missing 2-year-old found dead in Minnesota; father in custody

An off-duty public works employee found what is believed to be the toddler's body inside a blanket off the shoulder of the highway.

Police: Man had shotgun, brass knuckles, knives and propane tanks in Market Common

A man was taken into custody Thursday with a laundry list of weapons according to Myrtle Beach Police. Police say a man had a shotgun, two blades, brass knuckles as well as propane tanks when he was taken into custody for what authorities are calling a ‘weapon law violation.’ Police searched a loca

Missing North Myrtle Beach woman found

Authorities are asking for the public’s help Saturday searching for a missing North Myrtle Beach woman.66-year-old Nina Hegler Klages was last seen leaving her Grand Strand Apartment sometime early Saturday morning. Authorities say her stepson alerted police to her disappearance while working the S

Man arrested after fabricating hit-and-run incident, Myrtle Beach Police say

A man was arrested Friday after Myrtle Beach Police say he fabricated a hit-and-run incident. According to a police report, officers responded to disturbance near the intersection of 14th North and North Kings around 8 p.m. on Friday. The narrative continues, writing when the victim attempted to tu

  Watch: Teenager smashes egg on Australian senator, who blamed NZ massacre on immigration policies

The senator was speaking at an event Melbourne when video shows the boy raised his phone, clearly recording video, then smashed an egg on the back of Anning’s head.

300-lb Florida woman gets life in prison after sitting on girl, resulting in her death

Veronica Posey was sentenced Friday in the death of 9-year-old Dericka Lindsay. Posey weighs about 300 pounds.

Burn ban in effect for Horry County due to dry, windy weather conditions

Due to Weather Conditions, Horry County Government has initiated an outdoor burning ban effective immediately for the unincorporated areas of Horry County Saturday.Officials say the ban will remain in place until further notice. The ban has been placed due to the extreme fire danger as a result of

Myrtle Beach #2 on KAYAK’s ‘Top 10 Wallet-Friendly Trips’

Another day, another list!Myrtle Beach was recognized for its frugality by travel site KAYAK, landing at #2 on the website’s Top 10 Wallet-Friendly Trip Destinations list. According to the site, Myrtle Beach is 54 percent cheaper than an average trip.

Florence Police searching for driver after hit-and-run kills two on moped

Florence Police are searching for a driver Saturday after an early morning hit-and-run.According to Lt. Mike Brandt with the the Florence Police Department, officers were dispatched to Lucas Street near Ogden street for a fatal crash involving a moped at 3:15 a.m. Brandt says authorities believe th

10 inmates released from SCDC early due to miscalculations of sentences

Ten inmates have been released earlier than they should have been from the S.C. Department of Corrections.

Florence fire crews respond to structure fire

Florence firefighters responded to a structure fire early Saturday morning.

  Police break up dog fighting operation in Aynor area; four charged

Eighteen dogs were seized and four people were taken into custody after Horry County police broke up a dog fighting operation this week.

Suspects involved in robbery at Myrtle Beach hotel captured in Charlotte

Two suspects wanted in connection to a robbery at a Myrtle Beach hotel were taken into custody in Charlotte.

Truck crashes into Horry County home; driver sent to hospital

A huge hole has been left in the side of a home after a truck crashed through it, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

  Local sheriff encourages community to secure places of worship

Following the deadly attacks at two mosques in New Zealand, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office is reminding everyone of the importance of security and safety at places of worship.

Troopers respond to crash on Highway 17 Bypass

The South Carolina Highway Patrol’s traffic website shows the wreck happened around 6:36 p.m. Friday near Coventry Road.

Hurricane Florence six months later: Nichols native brings spark back to town hammered by Florence

Six months after suffering catastrophic flooding at the hands of Hurricane Florence, the small town of Nichols if fighting to stay alive.

  Report ranks SC 5th worst state for police salary

A new study ranks South Carolina fifth in the country for worst adjusted police salaries.

  Restaurant Scorecard: Raw beef stored on ready-to-eat foods, trio of perfect scores

We begin this week’s Restaurant Scorecard with Backstreet Cafe at 4109 Walnut St., in Loris.

  Documents: Over 30 Horry County schools requested work orders over mold, mildew concerns since 2015

WMBF News put in a request for work orders at Horry County Schools that contained the words mold, mildew, humidity and air quality.

  Trump issues his first veto on Congress’ resolution blocking emergency order to build border wall

Donald Trump vetoed the Congressional resolution that blocked his national emergency declaration at the U.S. border with Mexico.

Graham blocks measure calling for release of Mueller report in Senate, despite unanimous House vote

Sen. Lindsey Graham objected to the measure, demanding that it be amended to call for a new special counsel.

Grand Strand getting into St. Patrick’s Day spirit with weekend full of events

The luck of the Irish will be with the Grand Strand this weekend as a number of events are scheduled to commemorate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday.

Golden retriever mixes rescued from hoarding situation are fearful, filthy, rescue says

A dog rescue in Murrells Inlet provided an update on the conditions of five dogs who were rescued from a hoarding situation.

  Consuming three or more eggs per day increases risk of heart disease, study says

The study followed 30,000 people for more than 30 years.

  Ethiopian Airlines crash analysis begins; Trump calls PM

The report cited "a person who reviewed air traffic communications" from Sunday's flight saying controllers noticed the plane was moving up and down by hundreds of feet. An airline spokesman has said the pilot was given permission to return. But the plane crashed, killing all 157 on board.

Search underway for missing plane that was headed for SC

Search crews are hunting for a missing plane that was headed to South Carolina Thursday evening but never arrived, according to officials.

#TeamTommie: T-shirt campaign for burned VA dog raises more than $85K

Richmond Animal Care and Control’s #TeamTommie t-shirt campaign for its “Tommie Fund” has raised more than $85,000.

Student brings BB gun to school, district official says

A BB gun was found in the bookbag of a Florence School District One student Monday, according to district spokesperson Pam Little-McDaniel.

Extras needed for HBO show starring John Goodman, Danny McBride

The HBO series “The Righteous Gemstones” is seeking extras for filming in Charleston next week, according to a news release.

Proposed bill would require MO residents to own an AR-15

A bill introduced to the Missouri House of Representatives would require every resident between 18 and 34 years old to own at least one AR-15.

  Wicked Tuna to open second restaurant in heart of Myrtle Beach

The owners of Wicked Tuna, a popular seafood restaurant along the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk, will be opening a second location in the heart of Myrtle Beach.

Report: Friend of Charleston church shooter lied to Myrtle Beach police during arrest

A friend of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof lied to Myrtle Beach police officers during his arrest this week, according to a police report.

Lawsuit: Murrells Inlet man needed skin grafts, plastic surgery after vape battery exploded

A Murrells Inlet man has filed a lawsuit against a Surfside Beach vape shop after alleging that a battery he purchased from the store exploded and severely burned his leg.

400 nude photos of girls found on former Georgia hospital staffer’s computer

The arrest warrant claims the man has 453 nude photos of girls ages 3 to 15 on multiple electronics including his computer and cell phone.

Filmore set to perform at 2019 CCMF

Filmore is latest country artist announced to perform at the 2019 Carolina Country Music Fest, according to an online post from festival organizers.

  Conway man sentenced to 30 years in 2016 shooting death of taxi driver

A Conway man has pleaded guilty to the shooting death of a taxi driver in 2016.

One killed in single-vehicle crash on Highway 9

One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash Friday morning in Horry County, according to Cpl. Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

  Sneezing and sniffling more? Pollen season has officially arrived in SC

Spring is just around the corner, which means pollen season is in full swing and many of us can feel it in the air already.

Alleged shooter in New Zealand mosque attacks mentions Dylann Roof as inspiration

The man who authorities say killed at least 49 people Friday in shootings at two New Zealand mosques mentions Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof as inspiration.

Florida man finds bright green iguana in toilet, calls 911

Fort Lauderdale Battalion Chief Stephan Gollan tells the Miami Herald the man "freaked out and didn't know what to do."