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  • Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured

    Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:06:32 GMT
    dA father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.
    dA father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.
  • Concealed Weapons Permit Applications Double in 3 Years in S.C.

    Concealed Weapons Permit Applications Double in 3 Years in S.C.

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:18 AM EDT2014-07-22 04:18:00 GMT
    The number of concealed weapons permit applications, or CWPs , has more than doubled in South Carolina over the last three years. Because of the attention on CWPs after new laws in August of last year and February of this year, we took a look at the numbers and what the state is doing to keep guns out of the wrong hands. The new law last August prohibits anyone declared by a judge to be mentally unfit from buying a gun, and reports those court rulings to the National Instant Background Chec...
    The number of concealed weapons permit applications, or CWPs , has more than doubled in South Carolina over the last three years. Because of the attention on CWPs after new laws in August of last year and February of this year, we took a look at the numbers and what the state is doing to keep guns out of the wrong hands. The new law last August prohibits anyone declared by a judge to be mentally unfit from buying a gun, and reports those court rulings to the National Instant Background Chec...
  • S.C. Earthquake Risk Among Nation's Highest on New Map

    S.C. Earthquake Risk Among Nation's Highest on New Map

    A new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts South Carolina among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk. Derrec Becker, spokesman for the SC Emergency Management Division, says, "The updated maps from USGS really confirm what we in Emergency Management have believed all along, that an earthquake really is the single greatest disaster ...
    A new map from the US Geological Survey showing the risk of earthquakes across the country puts South Carolina among the highest-risk areas. A large area around Charleston is one of the highest hazard areas in the nation, and most of the state is at elevated risk. Derrec Becker, spokesman for the SC Emergency Management Division, says, "The updated maps from USGS really confirm what we in Emergency Management have believed all along, that an earthquake really is the single greatest disaster ...
  • Thunderstorm Sparks Downed Trees & Outages on Wilmington Island

    Thunderstorm Sparks Downed Trees & Outages on Wilmington Island

    Thursday, July 3 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-07-03 23:34:23 GMT
    Several reports of power outages, downed trees and power lines are coming in after a thunderstorm tonight on Wilmington Island. Several roadways are blocked, including Betz Creek Road. Georgia Power crews are responding.
    Several reports of power outages, downed trees and power lines are coming in after a thunderstorm tonight on Wilmington Island. Several roadways are blocked, including Betz Creek Road. Georgia Power crews are responding.
  • Audit: S.C. Disabilities Agency Can Do More to Protect Consumers

    Audit: S.C. Disabilities Agency Can Do More to Protect Consumers

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-07-01 23:25:25 GMT
    A new audit of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs says the agency can do more to protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The agency serves about 13,000 people in residential facilities and day programs. The Legislative Audit Council report says the agency can lower abuse, neglect, and exploitation by setting up a central adult abuse registry listing all the names of people found to have abused, neglected, or exploited a vulnerable adult. ...
    A new audit of the South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs says the agency can do more to protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The agency serves about 13,000 people in residential facilities and day programs. The Legislative Audit Council report says the agency can lower abuse, neglect, and exploitation by setting up a central adult abuse registry listing all the names of people found to have abused, neglected, or exploited a vulnerable adult. ...
  • GA Slow Poke Law Goes into Effect

    GA Slow Poke Law Goes into Effect

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 12:21 AM EDT2014-07-01 04:21:48 GMT
    Georgia law enforcement officials will begin enforcing the state's new "Slow Poke" Law this Tuesday.
    Georgia law enforcement officials will begin enforcing the state's new "Slow Poke" Law this Tuesday. The Georgia law requires drivers in the left lane of a four lane highway or interstate to merge to the right lane when faster traffic approaches from behind.
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  • UPDATE: Hinesville Mobile Home Fire Caused by Fire Pit

    UPDATE: Hinesville Mobile Home Fire Caused by Fire Pit

    A fire Thursday night in Liberty County left a Gum Branch family of seven homeless.
    A fire Thursday night in Liberty County left a Gum Branch family of seven homeless.
  • Gov. Haley Meets with Constituents to Hear Problems

    Gov. Haley Meets with Constituents to Hear Problems

    Thursday, June 26 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-06-27 01:12:20 GMT
    Gov. Nikki Haley met one-on-one in her Statehouse office Wednesday with people from all over the state who wanted her help with problems or issues. She tries to have these “Open Door After 4” meetings once a month. In the days before the meetings, her office publicizes a phone number for people who are interested to call. The meetings are first-call first-served and last 5 to 10 minutes. Robbie McDaniel was the first on the list this time, having driven to the Statehouse from Latta to talk ab...
    Gov. Nikki Haley met one-on-one in her Statehouse office Wednesday with people from all over the state who wanted her help with problems or issues. She tries to have these “Open Door After 4” meetings once a month. In the days before the meetings, her office publicizes a phone number for people who are interested to call. The meetings are first-call first-served and last 5 to 10 minutes. Robbie McDaniel was the first on the list this time, having driven to the Statehouse from Latta to talk ab...
  • S.C. Supreme Court Deciding Case Between Speaker, Attorney General

    S.C. Supreme Court Deciding Case Between Speaker, Attorney General

    Tuesday, June 24 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-06-24 23:07:25 GMT
    A TV monitor in the lobby of the SC Supreme Court shows the hearing going on inside Tuesday.A TV monitor in the lobby of the SC Supreme Court shows the hearing going on inside Tuesday.
    The South Carolina Supreme Court is now deciding the case between House Speaker Bobby Farrell and state Attorney General Alan Wilson over who has jurisdiction over ethics cases. The court heard arguments Tuesday, but there’s no timetable for when the justices will make a decision. The case is about whether Wilson can have a state grand jury investigate allegations that Farrell used campaign money for personal use, or used his position to help a business he owns. A circuit court judge ruled th...
    The South Carolina Supreme Court is now deciding the case between House Speaker Bobby Farrell and state Attorney General Alan Wilson over who has jurisdiction over ethics cases. The court heard arguments Tuesday, but there’s no timetable for when the justices will make a decision. The case is about whether Wilson can have a state grand jury investigate allegations that Farrell used campaign money for personal use, or used his position to help a business he owns. A circuit court judge ruled th...
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  • TX Teen Burned in 'Fire Challenge'

    TX Teen Burned in 'Fire Challenge'

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:21:49 GMT
    (KPRC) Bored teenagers and social media add up to a painful outcome for a 14-year-old boy in Crosby, Texas.Michael Symonette, 14, is happy to be home after suffering second-degree burns. He was playing the Fire Challenge game, a disturbing national trend where young people set themselves on fire using rubbing alcohol. "He got in. He set himself on fire right there," said Michael's sister, Victoria, reenacting the incident.With his siblings watching, Michael used a bottle of rubbing alcohol th...
    (KPRC) Bored teenagers and social media add up to a painful outcome for a 14-year-old boy in Crosby, Texas.Michael Symonette, 14, is happy to be home after suffering second-degree burns. He was playing the Fire Challenge game, a disturbing national trend where young people set themselves on fire using rubbing alcohol. "He got in. He set himself on fire right there," said Michael's sister, Victoria, reenacting the incident.With his siblings watching, Michael used a bottle of rubbing alcohol th...
  • VIDEO: New Home for Wounded Warrior

    VIDEO: New Home for Wounded Warrior

    Thursday, July 31 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-07-31 18:14:17 GMT
    (WTLV) One national organization is paying it forward, and granting a deserving Jacksonville, Florida mother the gift of a new home. Jessica Blow served 11 years in the Army. She was discharged in December and she came home to find herself struggling to make ends meet. That is until, HomeStrong USA and Bank Of America granted Jessica and her son, Camron, the gift of a new home in Arlington.More than 30 volunteers worked 800 hours to renovate the 1950s New Haven home into a modern place for th...
    (WTLV) One national organization is paying it forward, and granting a deserving Jacksonville, Florida mother the gift of a new home. Jessica Blow served 11 years in the Army. She was discharged in December and she came home to find herself struggling to make ends meet. That is until, HomeStrong USA and Bank Of America granted Jessica and her son, Camron, the gift of a new home in Arlington.More than 30 volunteers worked 800 hours to renovate the 1950s New Haven home into a modern place for th...
  • Fatal Beauty: Former Miss Savannah Breaks Silence about Killing Boyfriend

    Fatal Beauty: Former Miss Savannah Breaks Silence about Killing Boyfriend

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:46:52 GMT
    Eleven years ago Savannah ignited worldwide attention when the city's beauty queen of just 4 months was charged with the murder of her boyfriend.
    Eleven years ago Savannah ignited worldwide attention when the city's beauty queen of just 4 months was charged with the murder of her boyfriend.
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  • Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

    Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:33:22 GMT
    An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected to significantly scale back access to an effective - but expensive - new drug used to treat hepatitis C.
    An Oregon Medicaid committee is expected to significantly scale back access to an effective - but expensive - new drug used to treat hepatitis C.
  • Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

    Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:33:00 GMT
    Chicago police say one man is dead and another is in critical condition after a shooting inside a downtown high-rise office building.
    A demoted worker shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a downtown high-rise office building in Chicago's bustling financial district, police said.
  • Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

    Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-31 19:28:02 GMT
    Hundreds of cars submerged below murky water. A landmark basketball court, newly refurbished, showing signs of buckling. Soaked and stained carpets. An athletic track coated in mud.
    Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the...
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  • Firefighters rescue pup trapped in wall

    Firefighters rescue pup trapped in wall

    Thursday, July 31 2014 6:56 AM EDT2014-07-31 10:56:19 GMT
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    Phoenix firefighters rescued a small dog that was trapped in an opening of a cinder-block wall, KPNX reported. 
    Phoenix firefighters rescued a small dog that was trapped in an opening of a cinder-block wall, KPNX reported. 
  • SC baby found 12 lbs under weight in filth, parents vanish, authorities say

    SC baby found 12 lbs under weight in filth, parents vanish, authorities say

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:49 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:49:56 GMT
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    Authorities are looking for parents of a baby boy who have fled since their house was checked by DSS and baby taken by authorities last week, officials said. On Friday July 25 officers responded to a home on Jesse Round Lane in Colleton County for
    Authorities are looking for parents of a baby boy who have fled since their house was checked by DSS and baby taken by authorities last week, officials said. On Friday July 25 officers responded to a home on Jesse Round Lane in Colleton County for
  • Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

    Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:48:04 GMT
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    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
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  • Fatal Beauty: Former Miss Savannah Breaks Silence about Killing Boyfriend

    Fatal Beauty: Former Miss Savannah Breaks Silence about Killing Boyfriend

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:46 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:46:52 GMT
    Eleven years ago Savannah ignited worldwide attention when the city's beauty queen of just 4 months was charged with the murder of her boyfriend.
    Eleven years ago Savannah ignited worldwide attention when the city's beauty queen of just 4 months was charged with the murder of her boyfriend.
  • Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

    Screams, panic caught on video as shark charges at swimmers near beach

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:48:04 GMT
    Facebook image from Dan FlynnFacebook image from Dan Flynn
    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
    A Florida beach cleared out – with the exception of a woman and lifeguard who tried to save her – when a shark was spotted heading straight toward swimmers on Tuesday afternoon. The panic of the 10-foot shark and people screaming from the pier was caught on tape.
  • Want to Repel Mosquitoes? There's an App for That

    Want to Repel Mosquitoes? There's an App for That

    The latest buzz on mosquito season... it's here and it can be miserable. I seem to attract mosquitoes. Every time I step outside, I get bit. But there's a new high-tech weapon that could help, and it doesn't come in the form of a spray or clip. It's simply a free app on your smartphone.Anti-mosquito apps give off ultrasonic frequencies that are designed to scare the mosquitoes away. They do this by either mimicking the sounds of mosquito predators, such as dragonflies and bats, or by using th...
    The latest buzz on mosquito season... it's here and it can be miserable. I seem to attract mosquitoes. Every time I step outside, I get bit. But there's a new high-tech weapon that could help, and it doesn't come in the form of a spray or clip. It's simply a free app on your smartphone.Anti-mosquito apps give off ultrasonic frequencies that are designed to scare the mosquitoes away. They do this by either mimicking the sounds of mosquito predators, such as dragonflies and bats, or by using th...
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