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 >>
LEE COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A Lee County Correctional Officer survived being shot six times after an attack at his home.
The State Law Enforcement Division says the officer was the target of a hit called in by an inmate inside a Lee County prison cell.
Now, he wants Congress to change the law, and prevent prison cell calls from going through.
Corrections Capt. Robert Johnson nearly lost his life after a gunman busted through his door and put six bullets in him.
"I was in my other bedroom getting ready for work and he kicked the door in. He yelled, 'Police!' And I came out to meet him and I was wondering what was going onand we met in the hallway," said Johnson.
Johnson says he blacked out and doesn't remember the shots that ripped through his chest and stomach.
The FBI and SLED are investigating the shooting. Investigators think Johnson was the target of a hit ordered from inside Lee Correctional by an inmate using a smuggled in cell phone.
"They're creating new victims, even from behind bars," said Department of Corrections director Jon Ozmint.
Ozmint's spent the past couple years working to block cell signals inside prison walls.
Federal Communications Commission laws don't allow anyone except federal authorities to "jam" cell signals. Ozmint says if state prisons could jam cell phones from the inside, people like Capt. Robert Johnson could help stop people like Robert Johnson from becoming a victim.
"Like one inmate said, he's got 24/7 to think of ways to out smart me," said Johnson.
After more than a decade trying to stop contraband from getting inside Lee Correctional, Johnson says he'd go back to work tomorrow if he could.
This case is now in the hands of federal investigators. Johnson couldn't talk about the specifics of his case, but he says investigators told him they do have suspects.
Meanwhile, Ozmint says he's taking Johnson's case to Congress to get cell phone jamming laws changed.
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 >>