Thursday, December 5 2013 8:36 AM EST2013-12-05 13:36:50 GMT
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One person was killed following a late afternoon accident on Highway 35 in Cayce on Monday. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the driver of a Saturn station wagon was driving north on HighwayMore >>
The Lexington County Coroner's Office has identified the 25-year-old woman who was killed following a late Tuesday afternoon accident on Highway 35 in Cayce.More >>
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:42 AM EST2013-12-04 05:42:35 GMT
MADISON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) – A mother is facing charges after she allegedly left her children in a bedroom with drugs and a corpse. According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officersMore >>
According to Richmond police, around 8:30 a.m. on November 30 officers responded to a home in Dixie Plaza on a report a 24-year-old man had overdosed.More >>
GASTON COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -
It has all the makings of Hollywood movie: sex, blackmail and Facebook. A bizarre story with unexpected twists and turns.
The main character: Kwanda Carpenter, 33 and a bus driver for Bessemer City High School.
Gaston County Police say Carpenter went to the school's resource officer last week, claiming two students were trying to extort money from her through social media.
"Blackmailing her through Facebook messages for 60 dollars," said Sgt. Josh Hamlin.
But Hamlin started to investigate, "as they like to say, there was more to the story," he recalled.
Much more, in fact.
Police tell WBTV Carpenter was being blackmailed for having sexual contact with two 17 year-old male students.
The incident, they say, happened in Carpenter's car late one night last fall.
"She picked them up in car at 10 o'clock one night in October...took them to a dead end in street had sexual contact with them in her vehicle and then took them back home," Hamlin said.
While Hamlin says he's investigated his fair share of inappropriate relationships between school staff and students -- this case is a first for him.
"This is the first time in 17 years of law enforcement I've had the alleged victims try to extort or blackmail the alleged suspect," he said.
But it's the manner in which the students allegedly blackmailed Carpenter that Hamlin said should serve as a warning to teens.
"Everybody uses Facebook and I don't know why they think Facebook is private or that people aren't going to find out about because it's not," he said.
Hamlin wouldn't comment on if they are still investigating Carpenter, only that the case is now closed. He also told WBTV there are no prior incidents of this kind involving Carpenter.
She now faces a felony sex offense charge and the two 17 year old students are charged with blackmail.
Thursday, December 5 2013 10:36 AM EST2013-12-05 15:36:20 GMT
(CNN) -Two million Facebook, G-mail and Twitter passwords were stolen as part of a massive computer hack. Researchers at cyber-security firm Trustwave say the data breach was the result of malware installedMore >>
Two million Facebook, Gmail and Twitter passwords were stolen as part of a massive computer hack.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 8:51 AM EST2013-12-05 13:51:04 GMT
Inside a dark trailer at Fort Jackson, young recruits are preparing for what could be the fight of their lives. Of course, Richard Culliver is already a veteran in that department."He's doing everythingMore >>
Inside a dark trailer at Fort Jackson, young recruits are preparing for what could be the fight of their lives. Of course, Richard Culliver is already a veteran in that department.More >>
The White House is pushing to extend jobless benefits to long-term unemployed Americans.More >>
The White House is stepping up efforts to extend jobless benefits to long-term unemployed Americans, arguing that more than a million people will lose the assistance if it isn't renewed by the end of the month, slowing...More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 11:28 AM EST2013-12-05 16:28:38 GMT
A business that sells sell sex toys and videos has lost its bid to continue operating on Devine Street.Taboo, an adult superstore which opened at 4617 Devine Street in December of 2011, has been deniedMore >>
A business that sells sell sex toys and videos which lost its bid to continue operating on Devine Street will close for good this afternoon.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:45 AM EST2013-12-05 14:45:22 GMT
A Richland County deputy's well-known battle with cancer has come to a close with his death on Sunday afternoon, according to the Sheriff's Department. Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the deathMore >>
A Richland County deputy's well-known battle with cancer has come to aclose with his death on Sunday afternoon, according to the Sheriff's Department.More >>
Thursday, December 5 2013 9:24 AM EST2013-12-05 14:24:03 GMT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Eastern South Carolina will be getting a new area code, but it's not clear what the number will be. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the Public Service Commission on WednesdayMore >>
Eastern South Carolina will be getting a new area code, but it's not clear what the number will be.More >>