Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Authorities have identified the man, woman and children involved in an apparent murder-suicide that has shocked a Lexington County community.
Lexington County Coroner Harry O. Harmon said 27-year-old Amanda Hartley Peake and her two children, Cameron, 9, and Sarah, 6, died after being shot by Peake's estranged boyfriend, Chancey Foy Smith, 32, of Rabon Road in Lexington.
Harman said it appears that Smith shot and killed Peake and her two children Tuesday night in her home on Farm Chase Drive in the Red Bank area of Lexington County and then turned the gun on himself.
Lexington County Sheriff's Major John Allard said Peake, her daughter, Sarah, and Smith died at the scene and Peake's son, Cameron, died on the way to the hospital.
Deputies have not released the motive behind the shooting and have not determined if there were any previous reports of domestic violence between the couple.
Allard said Smith was not the children's biological father.
According to Amanda Peake's MySpace page, the children's biological father, Matthew Peake, died in a fire in 2007. Matthew Peake was a Fairfield County deputy and the two were married for 5 years before his death.
Amanda Peake is a 2001 graduate of Pelion High School, according to her MySpace page.
Autopsies will be performed to determine exact cause of death, Harman said.
The Lexington County Sheriff's Department and the Lexington County Coroner's Office continues to investigate.
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>