Author: ABC Team

One dead, one injured as a result of annual ‘firework war’

Cheraw, S.C. (WSOC) – One person was killed and another seriously injured in Cheraw, South Carolina Wednesday night while shooting off fireworks, according to police. Officers said a 24-year-old man died when an artillery shell hit him in the chest. Authorities told Channel 9 that M.C. Gallion III was with friends shooting off fireworks during Fourth of July celebrations at the…

Katie Arrington seriously injured in deadly wrong-way wreck in Charleston County

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Lowcountry elected official Katie Arrington is in a local hospital after she and a friend were seriously injured in a deadly wreck in Charleston County late Friday night, authorities say. Arrington, 47, has undergone surgery for treatment of her injuries, and is recovering in a local hospital, spokesman Michael Mule confirms. Arrington, of Summerville, is a South Carolina…

Man accused of illegally recording girls showering on Myrtle Beach yacht

Myrtle Beach, S.C. (WPDE) — A man has been arrested on a voyeurism charge in Myrtle Beach, according to online booking records. William Richard Hilliard, 49, of Cherryvale, N.C., is accused of recording young girls who were showering on his yacht, according to testimony during a bond hearing Monday afternoon. He was booked into the Myrtle Beach jail on Monday around…

Prostitution sting leads to 8 arrests in North Charleston

North Charleston, S.C. (WCIV) — The North Charleston Police Department S.P.E.E.D. Team says it conducted a Prostitution Enforcement Operation on June 6th after recent complaints. Officers say they focused their efforts around Rivers Avenue, Remount Road, the Ten Mile Hill community, and the Chicora-Cherokee Community. During the operation, eight women were arrested on prostitution charges: April Dawn West, Darlene Barbee, Christina…

Man sentenced for killing 2 soldiers in South Carolina

Lexington, S.C. (WCIV) — A man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing two soldiers who were trying to help a woman being attacked in a South Carolina bar. News outlets reported that 27-year-old Joseph Elijah Mills of Newberry County was sentenced Thursday in Lexington. Forty-year-old Staff Sgt. Charles Allen Judge Jr. and Sgt. 1st…

Dog found dead after cross-country flight

A dog on a cross-country flight was found dead in its cage upon arriving at its destination airport on Wednesday, according to the pet’s owners and the airline. “I want to know what happened,” said Michael Dellegrazie who with his girlfriend owned the Pomeranian named Alejandro. “The dog is not a pet. He’s a member of our family.” Alejandro was sent on…

SCEMD releases guide for Hurricane Preparedness Week

Columbia, S.C. — The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) releases the 2018 South Carolina Hurricane Guide to kick off Hurricane Preparedness Week. The Hurricane Guide contains important safety and evacuation tips to know in the event of a major hurricane. The 2018 guide contains updated information specific to the upcoming hurricane season, including new evacuation zones in Dorchester County….

Deputies: 3 inmates escaped Orangeburg County jail after assaulting guard

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -Orangeburg County deputies say three inmates assaulted a guard in what they say was a “planned escape” from the Orangeburg County Detention Center Saturday night. Deputies are searching for Tyshon Demontrea Johnson, 27; Curtis Ray Green, 20; and Christopher Shannon Boltin, 27. “We have no way of knowing how far they’ve gotten and it’s still an…

Jennifer Aniston, Tig Notaro set to star as president, first lady in Netflix movie

Jennifer Aniston is set to star as the first female president in a new Netflix film — and she’ll be bringing first lady Tig Notaro with her. Netflix announced the film, titled “First Ladies,” on Friday. The comedy will be about lesbian couple Beverly and Kasey Nicholson as they move into the White House. Notaro will write the film along with her real-life…