After years of breaking the law, the FBI has finally and quietly released its own hate crime statistics. As InvestigateTV uncovered in Measure of Hate, while the FBI published annual hate crime statistics, the agency failed to release its own numbers.
Since Coastal Carolina University made the switch to the Sun Belt Conference, the university has spent millions on upgrades and reportedly increased its game attendance by thousands, but empty stands remain.
Professional fundraisers are for-profit companies that contract with charities to solicit donations by telephone or through the mail. The industry is loosely regulated and can keep as much as 100% of donated dollars.
Only 2-3 percent of sexually abused children show physical signs, according to Dr. Elizabeth Morphis with the Durant Children's Center. Instead the public needs to look out for change in behavior and not ignore red flags.
For the first time in ten years, Horry County approved funding for two new positions in its Voters Registration and Elections department but it's staffing total remain low based on the number of voters.
A Florence DJ at the center of a human trafficking case communicated with teens through social media platforms, asked them to pass around his flyers, and paid them for sex, according to law enforcement reports obtained by WMBF News.
Teachers undergo background checks before they are certified and hired but when criminal charges do pop up, it's up to districts and the South Carolina Department of Education to determine if the offense should disqualify a candidate.
Students owe nearly $60,000 to the Horry County School District for unpaid lunches. During the 2018-19 school year, the debt increased by $14,000, a rate more than double the increase from the previous year.
InvestigateTV shows issues with undercounting hate crimes, including the FBI failing to meet a federal mandate to report. After months of reporting on this issue, this documentary also highlights results of the investigation, including police departments amending their records.
Actions by federal and state leaders could prevent cities from having control over how 5G small cell technology is installed. Myrtle Beach has spent more than $200,000 over the last few years developing a strategy for installing the technology.
The FDA has a new strategy for imported food safety, and Congress has increased seafood inspection funds. But the U.S. still lags behind some other countries when it comes to inspections and regulations.
Horry County official declined an interview to clarify why four pool permits were issued to Premier Pools despite the business not having a license on file with the county. Multiple individuals have told WMBF the company does not finish customer's pools.
Susan O'Rear purchased an artificial breast from McLeod's gift shop for cancer patients, Inspirations, but months after paying for the product she received bill after bill stating she still owed hundreds of dollars.