Hundreds of rape kits go untested in South Carolina

When Ilse Knecht thinks about thousands of untested sexual assault kits, she imagines thousands of people sitting on shelves.

McCall Farms donates over 284,000 pounds of goods to Pee Dee’s Harvest Hope Food Bank

NC woman wins $125K after buying lottery ticket while on Myrtle Beach vacation

Officials: Missing active-duty Airman found dead in Sumter

  ‘Amazing to watch in person:’ Video captures sea turtle nesting on Garden City beach

Myrtle Beach employee among those filing sexual harassment complaints against McDonald’s

Report: Man assaulted near Myrtle Beach Walmart; suspects steal groceries, bicycle

Continued Coverage

Loris police nab three on drug charges

Police: Argument over $5 taken from coin jar leads to woman throwing knife, cutting man’s arm

  ‘Natural’ foods are not always what they claim to be

Myrtle Beach park gets new fishing pier

SC mom accused of killing baby girl found in diaper box to ask judge for bond

Warrant: Mom charged after baby tests positive for cocaine

  WMBF Investigates: What’s on your plate?

Seafood lovers across the Grand Strand order fish expecting to receive what is labeled.

Bond set at over $500K for man arrested, charged in Myrtle Beach bank robbery

A man has been taken into custody, accused of robbing a Myrtle Beach bank back in March.

Crews respond to collision involving Horry County police vehicle on S.C. 544

A Horry County police vehicle appears to have been involved in a crash Wednesday morning on S.C. 544.

Three displaced after early morning fire in Horry County

Three people were displaced after a fire Wednesday morning in Horry County.

Alabama House passes ‘born alive’ abortion bill

Conway city leaders hope construction begins on proposed inclusive playground this summer

‘Watch & Win’ for a chance at a $250 gift card

Two SJES students test positive for mold-borne toxins, parents say

  FIRST ALERT: ‘Coolest’ air today, followed by heat index near 100 by weekend

  Proposed Horry County budget includes staff raises, public safety employee bonuses

  Horry County Council discusses ongoing hospitality fee feud with municipalities

The Horry County Council said during Tuesday night’s meeting that there is a lot of misinformation regarding the hospitality tax and the fight with Grand Strand leaders.

HCPD: Missing Myrtle Beach man found safe

The Horry County Police Department is asking for the community’s help in finding a missing and endangered person.

Teacher, state workers get raise in $9B budget passed in SC

Lawmakers have approved South Carolina's $9 billion budget that includes raises for teachers and almost all state employees.

Guidelines for possible Santee Cooper sale approved

A proposal setting up the process to sell or have someone manage South Carolina's state owned utility is on its way to the governor's desk.

  State commission approves Duke Energy Progress rate increase for customers

The Public Service Commission officially released an order approving Duke Energy Progress’ proposal to raise customers’ Basic Facilities Charge (BFC) from $9 to around $12.

  Dozens gather for “Stop the Bans” rally in Myrtle Beach

“Stop the Bans” rallies made their way across the country and state Tuesday, including in Myrtle Beach.

  Cones, barricades line streets as Myrtle Beach preps for Atlantic Beach Bikefest

Barricades staged throughout the city are a sign Memorial Day Weekend BikeFest is nearing.

Accused SC child killer Googled himself days after children were killed

The Lexington County father accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in trash bags in Alabama turned to Google for guidance in the days after the alleged crime.

  Hundreds rally to protest abortion restrictions at SC State House

Melissa-Anne Cunningham-Sereque shared her story with a crowd protesting abortion restrictions.

  Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse

Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys for some of the victims.

Thousands sign petition to make Danny Devito next Wolverine

Lots of folks are getting a good laugh at signing a petition to make Danny Devito the next Wolverine.

SC correctional officer gets pregnant by inmate, officials say

The South Carolina Department of Corrections Police Services has released arrest warrants Tuesday for a correctional officer who got pregnant by an inmate.

  It’s Your Money: Cost of compensating sexual assault victims

South Carolina spent around $792,000 to reimburses for forensic exam costs associated with sexual assault kits.

  ‘I felt like my body was numb:’ Victims reflect on crucial decisions after being raped

In the moments following the assault, as victims attempt to make sense of what happened, crucial decisions are thrust upon them.

‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

The new character is named “Karli,” and is a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents."

Horry County Sheriff’s deputy involved in crash in Myrtle Beach

An Horry County Sheriff’s deputy has been involved in a crash Tuesday afternoon in Myrtle Beach.

  Customers at an SC restaurant may have been exposed to hepatitis A, state health officials say

DHEC was notified on May 17, 2019, that an employee of the restaurant tested positive for hepatitis A.

Man charged with using phone to take pictures under victims’ clothes at Florence stores

Florence police have arrested a man and charged him with two counts of voyeurism stemming from incidents that happened earlier this month.

SCHP: Driver flees crash scene after vehicle gets stuck on tension wire

Troopers responded to a serious crash in the Conway area of Horry County, where a SUV got stuck on a tension wire.

North Myrtle Beach firefighters battle equipment fire

North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue worked to put out an equipment fire Tuesday afternoon.

Ocilla PD looking for teen

The Ocilla Police Department is looking for a teenager who was last seen earlier on Tuesday.

Report: 63-year-old partially blind man found living in home with no food, water, utilities

Police say a partially blind man was transported to a local hospital Sunday after being found in a Loris area home without food, water or utilities.

Fisherman who went missing near Peachtree Landing found safe

A missing fisherman was found safe Tuesday, according to Horry County police spokesperson Mikayla Moskov.

  ‘Stranger Things’: New Coke, from 1985, to make comeback on TV show

Season 3 of the show will take place in the summer of 1985, when Coca-Cola changed its formula for Coke. New Coke was considered one of the biggest marketing blunders of all time.

Authorities arrest Myrtle Beach man for allegedly failing to report $900K as taxable income

A Myrtle Beach man was taken into custody Tuesday for failing to report nearly $900,000 as taxable income, according to authorities.

Woman injured following shooting in the Pee Dee

Police are investigating after a woman was shot Tuesday morning in the town of McColl.

Coroner identifies good Samaritan killed trying to help disabled tractor-trailer

A pedestrian was killed following crash involving a tractor trailer Tuesday morning in Darlington County.

  WMBF Investigates: Does area seafood actually come from the Carolina coast? - Part 1

One of the perks of living on the coast is access to fresh seafood, right?

  SC pro-life and pro-choice groups keeping a close eye on new abortion laws in other states

Pro-life groups like the South Carolina Citizens For Life say 2020 will be a big year for the abortion debate in the Palmetto State.

  Doctors fight their own addictions amid the opioid crisis

As our nation continues to face a growing opioid crisis, many are searching for ways to combat the problem. But addiction can happen to anyone, even health care professionals.

Woman accused of bringing loaded gun to MYR

A woman was arrested over the weekend after police allegedly found a loaded gun in her carry-on bag at the Myrtle Beach International Airport.

  First Alert: Sunshine continues, high humidity returns this weekend

Another warm day is expected for Tuesday but the humidity will drop slightly.

  North Carolina class teaches kids as young as six how to use guns

The children spend four hours, both in classroom time, and shooting.

Man charged in death of beloved dog Tommie

Richmond police have arrested a man in connection to tying and setting fire to the pit bull named Tommie.

  GRAPHIC: Dog survives alligator attack in SC family’s backyard

A Horry County family is counting their blessings after their dog survived an alligator attack, right in their own backyard.

Andrea, first named storm of the 2019 season, forms in the Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Andrea has formed around 700 miles to the southeast of Myrtle Beach.

Authorities investigate suspicious house fire in Marion

A fire in the city of Marion is being investigated as suspicious, according to the Marion Fire Department.

Deputies search for burglary suspect captured on video surveillance

The person was seen on video surveillance attempting to burglarize the Palmetto Grocery store on Ebenezer Road.

Sheriff’s office seeks help finding missing 14-year-old NC boy

The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office is asking the community’s help in finding a missing 14-year-old boy.

Hank Williams, Jr. searching for shotgun lost in Alabama

Hank Williams, Jr. is asking for your help in finding a family heirloom.

  Mother of five children allegedly killed by father takes the stand in death penalty trial

Court proceedings came to a halt and the jury was escorted out of the room as the mother of five slain children sat crying and sobbing uncontrollably while testifying against her ex-husband and alleged killer, Timothy Jones Jr.

Minor holds 9-year-old at gunpoint to steal bag of chips in Cleveland, mother says

It all reportedly happened at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Academy playground, not too far from the Sturdivant’s family home.

  Businesses, officials prepare for Bikefest after busy Spring Rally weekend

The revving of motorcycle engines is a welcome sound to businesses across the Grand Strand.

  Grand Strand mayors speak out against proposed hospitality fee bill

The blame game continues in a battle over valuable tax dollars in Horry County.

  Parents support Carolina Forest dance instructor accused of having sexual relationship with minor

A Carolina Forest dance instructor allegedly had a sexual relationship with an underage boy in 2016, prompting his arrest on Friday, according to authorities.

  Some homeowners want to see I-73 issue on the ballot

One voting district shows overwhelming support for I-73 after five members on county council wanted to find out how their constituents feel.

  Statesville files lawsuit over massive American flag

A petition drive has started and the company has vowed on Facebook that when it comes to the request to take the flag down, “We won’t do it.”

Man wanted in Florence bakery burglary taken into custody

Police announced an arrest in a bakery burglary in Florence.

Myrtle Beach wants judge to dismiss claims it owes Horry County fees tied to lawsuit

The ongoing legal battle between Myrtle Beach and Horry County over hospitality fees took another turn on Monday, with the city asking a judge to dismiss the county’s claims that it’s owed money tied to a lawsuit.

  CCU prepares to take the mound in Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament

Tuesday is the start of the Sun Belt Conference Baseball Tournament at Coastal Carolina University’s Springs Brooks Stadium in Conway.

Man wanted in shooting turns himself into police

A suspect turned himself into police in connection to a shooting that took place earlier this month.

  SCDOT: Goal is to have Conway Main Street Bridge open around Memorial Day

In one week, drivers could soon be traveling on the Conway Main Street Bridge.

SLED arrests 16 people in Horry County on prostitution-related charges

More than a dozen people were taken to jail over the weekend on prostitution-related charges.

Indictment: Race, color a factor in 13-year-old Hania Aguilar’s kidnapping, death

The kidnapping and murder of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar was due to her “race, color, religion, nationality, or country of origin.”

Students accused of putting bodily fluids in teachers’ food

Authorities are investigating accusations that students at an Ohio middle school put bodily fluids into food that was then served to teachers

Bond hearing scheduled for mother charged in death of her baby

The woman charged in connection with the death of her 11-month-old daughter is due in court Wednesday afternoon.

  ‘Game of Thrones': Water bottles join coffee cup in guest-starring roles

The series finale of “Game of Thrones” treated fans to another visual faux pas as two modern-day water bottles showed up in one of the scenes.

SC father faces charges after shooting, killing daughter trying to get into home, deputies say

An Upstate father who allegedly shot and killed his daughter as she tried to get into his home over the weekend now faces charges, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.