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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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
Two of the three people arrested in
connection with the arson at a southwest Charlotte Goodwill store appeared in
Former employee Brittany Williams
and two other suspects, Harry Brown and Terrance Chandler, are facing federal
Williams and Chandler appeared in
federal court Monday. Williams pleaded not guilty and waived a detention
hearing. She will remain behind bars for the time being.
Chandler also pleaded not guilty. He
was released on bond.
There is no word yet about a hearing
You may remember, the store on South
Boulevard went up in flames in February. Within weeks, former employee Williams
was blamed for setting the two-alarm fire.
Investigators say surveillance video
from the Goodwill store and neighboring businesses show a two-tone, older model
vehicle pull into the parking lot next door. In that video, investigators say Williams
used a car jack to break the glass on the door, and enter the Goodwill store.
Arson investigators say an "ignitable
liquid" was poured throughout the store. The warrant states the arsonist
dropped a box of wood stick matches as they ran away.
A warrant states police questioned
Goodwill employees. Workers talked about Brittany Williams, who was fired the
day before the fire. The Loss Prevention Supervisor told investigators Williams
was extremely angry she was fired.
Goodwill employees also described
Williams' vehicle as similar to the one seen in the surveillance video, just
before the fire.
Officers went to Williams' home on
Southwood Oaks Lane. According to a warrant, officers searched the vehicle and found
stick matches on the driver side floor board, consistent with matches found at
The warrant states officers also
found an envelope with three wooden matches, a metal lighter in the glove box,
and a car jack in the trunk.
Goodwill Industries of the Southern
Piedmont released a statement saying, "We are grateful for the due diligence of
each individual who has been working on the case. While the responsible parties
must be held accountable for this crime, it is hard to comprehend why anyone
would set out to harm our organization, which has worked for almost 50 years to
help people in our community."
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 10:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:35:14 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 >>