Tuesday, August 19 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-08-19 23:55:24 GMT
Deep in a mine shaft in the California desert, the body of a pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine was discovered after a search of nearly two months.More >>
A former Marine charged Tuesday with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body, a sheriff's investigator said.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 8:46 AM EDT2014-08-19 12:46:09 GMT
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.Saluda County Sheriff John Perry said most of those arrested on chargesMore >>
Twenty people have been rounded up in a month as part of a crackdown on drugs in Saluda County, according to the sheriff's office.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:10:07 GMT
The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on byMore >>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:27:43 GMT
A Maine teenager's mug shot is going viral online after he decided to make a statement with what he wore. Robert Edward Burt, 19, was booked in the Somerset County Jail earlier this month, to performMore >>
Robert Edward Burt, 19, was booked in the Somerset County Jail earlier this month, to perform a sentence from an arrest earlier this year.More >>
MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Police and family members of a Rochester, NY teen who went missing in Myrtle Beach this weekend continue to comb the area for clues into her disappearance and current whereabouts.
Relatives of Brittanee Drexel, 17, handed out flyers to local residents Tuesday in hopes of tracking down the teen who was last seen on Saturday.
So far, both police and relatives have come up empty handed.
"Either someone has picked her up or she's not alive," said the teen's mother, Dawn Drexel. "In my heart of hearts, that's how I feel because I know it's not like my daughter to do this."
Call it a mother's sixth sense, but Dawn Drexel believes her daughter was more than likely kidnapped along Ocean Boulevard.
Drexel's boyfriend tells WMBF News that it's "not like [her] to go days without calling." He says the last time he texted her was Saturday night, asking her to stay safe.
"[I said] I wanted her to enjoy her last night and that I loved her and I hoped she was safe," said John Grieco.
Investigators from the Myrtle Beach Police Department met with a family friend of Drexel on Saturday upon the request of the girl's mother. John Hahn says he last made contact with Drexel on Saturday around 8 p.m.
Police say that's around the same time a group of men from her hometown last saw the missing teen, as well. Police continue to question Pete Broswick, Phillip Watson, Matthew Abrams and Keith Cummings after meeting Drexel at Club Kryptonite on Friday evening.
Questioning has revealed Drexel made additional contact with the group of men at an area of beach near the Blue Water Resort around 11 a.m. Saturday. Drexel met the group a second time in their hotel room later that night.
Broswick told police Drexel was involved in an argument with a friend over a pair of shorts she was wearing. Broswick reports Drexel had left his hotel room to return the clothing Saturday evening, and contact was lost with the teen after she left.
Dawn Drexel tells WMBF News that she isn't pointing fingers yet, but thinks Broswick may know something investigators don't.
"To me, I think he knows something," she commented Tuesday evening. "Something's just not right."
Drexel is described by the Myrtle Beach Police Department as 5 feet tall and 103 pounds. She is said to have shoulder-length straight brown hair with blue eyes.
Drexel was last seen wearing a multi-colored shirt, black shorts and flip flops. Police have noted the teen suffers from depression.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Drexel is asked to contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department immediately.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:58 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:58:47 GMT
One lane of the interstate has been reopened after it was shut down due to a deadly crash early Monday morning. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports the collision happened around 3:21 a.m. on theMore >>
One person is dead and five others were injured when a tire blew on the vehicle they were riding in early Monday morning on Interstate 26.
Monday, August 18 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 20:39:10 GMT
A home was badly damaged in a fire on Quail Rd Sunday. (Source: Beth Baldauf)
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. Crews were called to a home on Quail Lane near Trenholm Rd and found the home engulfed in flames. No injuriesMore >>
A home is likely a total loss after a fire swept through most of the structure Sunday afternoon. More >>
Sunday, August 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-08-18 00:10:48 GMT
Forrest Wood Cup weigh-in Sunday. (Source: Tom Round)
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday. The Prosperity native took home the $500,000 grand prize in the Forrest Wood Cup held in Columbia. Anglers from across the nation headed to Lake MurrayMore >>
It was a big pay day for Anthony Gagliardi Sunday.More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:55:40 GMT
You may not have heard of Morgan Reeves or seen any of his election ads on television. That's because the state gubernatorial candidate doesn't have any and he doesn't have any campaign contributions.More >>
Independent candidate Morgan Reeves is looking to level the playing field when it comes to campaigning for elections. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-08-20 03:53:16 GMT
For many businesspeople like real estate Jennifer Harding, Fort Jackson is worth fighting for. A loss of jobs on the Army post would have an especially drastic impact on her business."It means a loss ofMore >>
The loss of 3,100 Fort Jackson personnel could have a heavy affect on businesses around the Army post. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:30:17 GMT
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. The call came in near dusk in Kershaw County. "A reckless driver headed east on I-20 towardsMore >>
A slow speed chase in Kershaw County by a 92-year-old man raised a question of how old is too old to drive. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:52 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:52:08 GMT
The suspect wanted for shooting into an occupied Sumter home has turned himself in. Terrance D. Haynesworth, 32, was wanted by the Sumter Police for a shooting that took place on Sampson Street on MondayMore >>
Terrance D. Haynesworth turned himself after being wanted for a shooting on Sampson Street. More >>
Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:29:29 GMT
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.Council member Moe Baddourah was the lone "no" vote. CouncilMore >>
The Columbia City Council approved a $2.2 million contract with a Kansas City, Missouri firm to design the ballbark at the Bull Street development.More >>