FIRST ALERT: Falling temperatures and rain chances, rain may transition to snow Thursday night

One system is bringing rain to the area right now and the other system works in by tomorrow and into the evening hours tomorrow. That second system will bring the chance of a few snowflakes to the region.

Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing 16-year-old boy

HCPD one step closer to hiring new narcotics detective

Officials release cause of death for 6-year-old Faye Swetlik, neighbor who ‘abducted and killed her’

Myrtle Beach gives update on reconstruction of historic motel near Charlie’s Place

South Carolina’s lawsuit to block offshore drilling moves forward

Deputies ask for help in search for missing N.C. man who is partially blind

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Police investigate graffiti as hate crime; downtown Orangeburg business painted with racist symbols

  'Water is already up to the front door’: Flooding leaves neighbors frustrated in Horry County

Crooked Hammock Brewery set to open in May in North Myrtle Beach

  It’s Your Money: Myrtle Beach continues spending to study downtown

Bond set at $25,000 for Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland

Deputies looking for missing Colleton Co. man

Conway Middle School student charged following social media threat against two schools, officials say

A Conway Middle School student was charged after making a social media threat against two schools, officials said.

School district: 149 students, 14 staff scheduled to take TB test at Lumberton Junior HS

The Robeson County Health Department identified the students and staff who may have been exposed to tuberculosis after a case was confirmed at Lumberton Junior High School.

Flooding leads to modified school bus stops in Carolina Forest, Conway, Socastee

Flooding in parts of the Grand Strand has caused some school bus routes to be altered.

  Police search for person wanted for robbing Market Common restaurant while armed

Myrtle Beach police are asking for the public’s help in locating the person who reportedly robbed a restaurant in The Market Common while armed with a weapon.

  Coroner: 6-year-old Faye Swetlik died from asphyxiation; death ruled a homicide

Authorities arrest 15-year-old accused of bringing gun to Pee Dee high school

  NC company charges veterans for benefits advice they could get for free

  FIRST ALERT: Two systems bring steady and heavy rain over next three days

Motion to set bond denied for one suspect in deadly Waccamaw Bingo shooting

Judge sets bond for man accused of shooting person multiple times in Conway

Officials announce candlelight vigil, funeral arrangements for Faye Swetlik

On Monday, funeral arrangements for 6-year-old Faye Swetlik were announced.

  Viral video of Ohio crash renews discussion of seat belts on school buses

After a recent viral video of a school bus crash in Ohio, many people are wondering about bus safety.

Man pulls gun on family on S.C. 9, police say

A man has been arrested after reportedly pulling a gun on a family on S.C. 9.

  FIRST ALERT: Waccamaw now in moderate flood stage, keeping an eye on the Intracoastal

The Waccamaw River will crest on Tuesday.

New videos show Faye Swetlik’s bubbly personality as the community continues to mourn

It’s been one week since 6-year-old Faye Swetlik was first reported missing. Days into the search, police found her body. Her death has now been ruled a homicide.

New Horry County Education Center to cost $17.9 million

Horry County Schools will spend $4.9 million more for the Horry County Education Center than district officials originally planned.

Where’s 10-yr-old Amirah Watson? Police issue warrant for mother’s arrest

On January 31st, Mansoor Watson dropped his 10-year-old daughter Amirah Watson off with her mother for a weekend visit. He hasn’t seen his daughter since.

  'Huge splash of water’: Dashcam video shows SUV plunge into Little Pee Dee River

One of the Good Samaritans that helped to save five people from an SUV after it went off a bridge and into the Little Pee Dee River talked to WMBF News about the scary situation.

Woman claims man kidnapped her, forced her to watch ‘Roots’ to ‘understand her racism’

A criminal complaint stated the suspect told the victim he would “kill her and spread her body parts across Interstate 380” if she did not sit and watch the show.

  Tourism industry brings in record-breaking $23.8 billion for South Carolina

South Carolina’s tourism industry had another record-breaking year.

  FIRST ALERT: Rounds of heavy rain set to arrive this week

More heavy rain set to arrive through the work week, followed by a big drop in temperatures.

North Myrtle Beach implements changes to paid parking program

New parking changes are in effect in North Myrtle Beach, which means more people in Horry County can apply for parking decals.

Conway police arrest man accused of shooting person multiple times

Conway police have made an arrest in a shooting investigation that sparked a lockdown at a middle school.

  'It’s frustrating’: Rising river levels lead to flooding, headaches in Socastee area

Several viewers contacted WMBF News about water coming into homes on Rosewood Drive and Starcreek Circle in Socastee.

  Myrtle Beach adds financial incentives to attract redevelopment projects

Businesses can now get money back for renovation projects and workforce housing developments inside city limits.

Horry County police drone conducts aerial search for missing, endangered woman

Horry County police detectives were out on Monday trying to gather more information on a missing 61-year-old woman.

Medical examiner identifies body found in Fairmont as missing man

A body found in Fairmont has been identified as a missing man, according to Fairmont Police Chief Jon Edwards.

Darius Rucker to serve as 2020 South Carolina Tourism Ambassador

One of South Carolina’s favorite sons will now help to bring more vacationers to the Palmetto State.

Man threatens to kill woman, child during date in Myrtle Beach

A man is behind bars after he was accused of choking a woman and threatening to kill her and her child, all while on a date in Myrtle Beach.

Horry County Councilman Paul Prince will not seek another term

For the first time in nearly two decades, District 9 will have a new representative. The district covers Loris and Longs in northern Horry.

CCU baseball coach Gilmore has a form of liver cancer, according to university

Coastal Carolina head baseball coach Gary Gilmore has been diagnosed with a form of liver cancer, university officials confirmed Monday.

Police locate family member of two young boys found alone in Chester, S.C.

Police in Chester say they have located a family member of two young boys who were found alone Monday afternoon.

Woman charged with neglect after testing positive for drugs while pregnant with triplets, two of whom died

Cassandra Carter was charged with unlawful neglect of a child or helpless person late Friday night.

Manager, employee arrested after drug complaints at Florence Bojangles,’ police say

Two people were taken into custody after complaints came in about illegal drug activity at a Florence Bojangles’ location, according to police.

  Rate Discrimination: Some insurance companies give better rates for customers with certain jobs, education

Drivers with less education or jobs that typically pay less may face higher car insurance rates, according to an industry insider.

Milwaukee man accused of killing mother and 2 girls arrested in Memphis, waives extradition

A triple murder suspect on the run from Wisconsin authorities was arrested in Memphis.

  S.C. lawmakers look to modify Homestead Exemption with bill to offer larger property tax cut

Right now, the current Homestead Exemption is for $50,000. The proposed changes would raise the amount to $75,000.

Construction underway on new restaurant, entertainment venue at Broadway at the Beach

Construction has begun on The Hangout, the new restaurant and entertainment venue that is scheduled to open at Broadway at the Beach in late 2020, according to property owners.

  Conway leaders to consider reimbursing church damaged during Hurricane Florence

City leaders will consider the request from Trinity United Methodist Church at Monday’s city council meeting.

Man accused of stealing S.C. deputy’s patrol car, wrecking it

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man, after deputies say he stole a Greenville county patrol car, and wrecked it on a road in Pickens County.

  ’Things can happen in a split second’: Horry County families mourn the loss of 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

The news of what happened to 6-year-old Faye Swetlik was hard on many South Carolinians, with some parents saying it’s a reality check.

  FIRST ALERT: Mild weather before showers return

Rain chances return to the forecast by tomorrow with increasing cloud cover and milder weather for part of the week.

Bond denied for second suspect charged in connection to 2018 Horry County murder

Horry County police say after a two year search, they’ve arrested a man they believe is responsible for a 2018 homicide.

  Vehicle ends up in water off Highway 501, sending five to hospital

Five people were taken to the hospital for evaluation after a vehicle ended up in the water Sunday afternoon.

Funeral expenses for Faye Swetlik to be covered

The family of Faye Swetlik will not have to pay any money for the little girl’s funeral. Caughman Harman Funeral Home said all expenses will be covered.

Man accused of breaking into several homes, threatening to kill, sexually assault women in Sumter, police say

Police have arrested a man they say broke into several homes in Sumter and threatened to kill or sexually assault the women who lived there.

‘The Faye feeling’: Family friend describes warmth shared by 6-year-old Faye Swetlik

She said if Faye knew you, she was hugging you, touching others with a heart of gold she carried everywhere she went.

Faye Swetlik’s body escorted back home, autopsy results expected to be released Tuesday

News of little Faye’s death has affected people around the nation and even the world.

Suspect charged with attempted murder after Saturday shooting injures one in Darlington

A suspect remains behind bars after police say he shot and injured a victim Saturday in Darlington.

Frank Martin responds to NCAA notice of allegations

Three days ago, South Carolina received its notice of allegations from the NCAA concerning former South Carolina men’s assistant basketball coach Lamont Evans.

2 missing girls, mom found dead after Amber Alert

Milwaukee Police then traveled to Memphis, where Ivery was able to lead them to the garage where the three bodies were found.

Greenville County patrol car stolen, wrecks in Pickens County, deputies say

A Greenville County patrol car was stolen from a deputy’s home and was found wrecked by a rescue truck in Pickens County, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Carolina Beach Boardwalk set as filming location in ‘Lost Boys’ pilot

With filming set to begin next month, new details about where the new ‘Lost Boys’ TV show is planning to shoot are becoming available.

Boy wanted for killing mother, 6-year-old brother and shooting father captured in North Carolina

This comes one day after Levi Norwood’s father came home to find his wife and other son shot to death.

DIRECTV customers may be experiencing WMBF News outage

Currently, WMBF News is working to solve a technical issue that may result in DIRECTV customers losing signal to WMBF News and NBC.

Amber Alert canceled after child found safely

The incident occurred on the 11400 block of Southwest Freeway.

Multiple agencies investigating after inmate dies at J. Reuben Long

Law enforcement says they’re still investigating after an inmate died Saturday at an area jail.

Presidential candidates get ready to descend on Carolinas

Michael Bloomberg has already opened up an office in the Queen City, Senator Bernie just visited and Pete Buttigieg is hosting an event later this month.

  FIRST ALERT: Rain chances increase through Sunday evening

Rain chances return late Sunday, ahead of a soggy work week.

Seven people injured in crash on Highway 544

Seven people were injured in a crash on Highway 544 at Lake Park Drive Saturday night, according to Horry County Fire Rescue.

Man charged following Thursday night gun battle with Charleston Co. deputy

Authorities say a domestic violence suspect has been hospitalized following a gun battle with a deputy in the Summerville area late Thursday night.

Florence County investigators searching for missing teen

Investigators with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing Florence teenager.

One person injured in Florence after reports of shots fired

The Florence Police Department is investigating after one person was injured after reports of shots fired.

Effingham man charged in connection to bomb making incident

SLED has released arrest warrants for an Effingham man after a welfare check investigation led to the discovery of bomb making materials.

  FIRST ALERT: Clouds and rain chances return Sunday

The rain chances and cloud cover work back into the forecast for the end of the weekend.

MBPD: Suspect stole hundreds in landscaping equipment from trailer parked outside Coastal Grand Mall

Police are on the look out for a suspects they say stole hundreds of dollars in equipment from a trailer parked outside Coastal Grand Mall.

TikTok challenge leads to Ozark kid’s broken arm

It's called the skull breaker challenge and it's trending on the social media app TikTok.

  One dead, Horry County police still investigating after incident in Bucksport area

Horry County police are conducting a death investigation in the Bucksport area.