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 >>
PHOENIX (CBS5) -
The memory and spirit of a 9-year-old girl who died of leukemia inspired a Valley mother to pay it forward.
Amanda Tallman endured two years of chemotherapy, only to have her leukemia come back again more aggressively a year later.
"I will say that our little girl lived more life in her 12 years than many people I know in their 60s," said Lorranie Tallman, Amanda's mother.
"She came close to death's door many times and she always came through," her mother said. "She was so brave and such a fighter."
Amanda hated having to pull her shirt up or have nurses tug it down in order to get to the many tubes and wires associated with her treatment.
One night, the answer came to her in a dream - a T-shirt with zippers, flaps and even an interior pocket that would allow her and other kids to maintain their dignity, even in their darkest days.
Amanda sketched out a prototype, including her favorite tie-dye pattern, before she died in 2012.
"Amanda said right before she passed, 'Mommy, promise me you are going to help every child, every one.' And I said, 'I promise,'" Lorraine Tallman said. "When your little girl says that at the end, there's no stopping you. You make a promise like that, you better keep it."
And keep it she did.
Lorraine Tallman measured and designed the ComfyCozys and has been providing them to other cancer patients free of charge since October.
Nicholas Floyd, 14, was one of the first to put it into use.
"It's easy for the nurses to get access to your port so they can see it and it helps so they aren't always yanking down on your shirt," Floyd said.
"The nurses, every single one of them, said, 'Oh my goodness, you have one of those cool shirts.' So the nurses love them because it's easier for them."
Since Christmas, Amanda's dream has outfitted more than 1,000 children in several states.
Amanda's story was so powerful and her idea so smart that Chris Clampitt, a man who never met her or her mother, wanted to help in any way he could.
"What I have for you from CBS 5 through the Pay It Forward Program is $500," Clampitt said as he handed Lorraine Tallman the check.
The check for $500 will buy ComfyCozy care packages for 20 more children.
The surprise came on what would have been Amanda's 14th birthday.
"Her dream is coming true," Lorraine Tallman said. "Happy birthday, Amanda. I mean, it's everything she wanted. I can't think of a better birthday present than a dream come true."
The ComfyCozys even have plastic zippers so the kids can still wear them in the MRI machines.
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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 >>