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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At least 30 people are dead after thunderstorms roared through Alabama with winds near hurricane force causing damage severe enough for the governor to declare a state of emergency.
Madison County authorities confirmed at least one death near Toney. Crews are working to clear debris from roadways to get to more victims.
Four people are confirmed in Lawrence County.
The Emergency Management Agency confirmed a fatality in Pisgah on County Road 359. The coroner had difficulty getting to the scene because of the storm damage. 45-year-old Cathy Gray was killed and her husband was taken to Highlands Medical Center. Two more people were confirmed dead in Pisgah Wednesday afternoon.
What is believed to be a tornado hit Arab Wednesday afternoon. At least six people are dead in the Marshall County town. A mobile home park in Union Grove was leveled.
The American Red Cross opened a shelter at the Albertville Recreation Center, 915 McKinney Avenue, for Marshall County residents needing shelter as a result of today's storm damage.
Dispatchers in Phil Campbell reported multiple fatalities in the area. It's unknown how many people are dead. The power is out in the area and emergency responders are having a difficult time getting to patients. WAFF 48 News reporter Nick Lough said the town is unrecognizable and many homes have been destroyed. At least a dozen people are missing in Phil Campbell.
Cullman County sheriff's spokesman Jay Pendergrass said Wednesday that one person was killed when a tree fell on top of a car in the north Alabama county. Pendergrass said another person was trapped inside the same car and emergency responders were working to free that person.
The storms sweeping through Alabama early Wednesday snapped trees, damaged buildings and left more than 260,000 utility customers without power. The National Weather Service didn't immediately confirm twister damage, but forecasters issued several tornado warnings and said winds blew as hard as 70 mph, just short of hurricane force.
Gov. Robert Bentley declared a state of emergency, saying tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hail, and straight line winds caused damage to "numerous homes and businesses" in Alabama.
Bentley said that the state will apply for federal assistance as affected counties recover from this disaster.
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 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.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 >>