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 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 12:19 PM EDT2014-08-19 16:19:09 GMT
A Kansas City police officer is being investigated for his posts on social media, one of which claimed a photo of an Oregon murder suspect was Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old who was shot at leastMore >>
This is not Michael Brown. But a Kansas City Police Department officer may be in hot water for saying it is.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
The donation amount continues to rise for a homeless Bostonian who found a backpack with more than $40,000 in cash and checks inside and returned it without taking a single penny.
After hearing the story of Boston resident Glen James' extraordinary honesty, an Alabama native stepped up as well, giving the situation a two-fold reason to restore faith in humanity.
Ethan Whittington took action and is now making headlines of his own. A friend had recently told him about a website for crowd-funding, and he decided to set up an account.
If strangers stopped giving right now, the homeless man would have nearly three times the amount of money he found to do with whatever he wants, but they keep giving.
Whittington started a page on the website GoFundMe.com, thinking he could raise $300 or $400 for James. "I was going to send it to the P.O. box that it listed on the article I read," Whittington explained.
The outpouring of support was explosive. Within 24 hours, more than 2,000 strangers had donated more than $55,000 to the cause. Within 48 hours, the number of donors stood at more than 3,500 and they'd given nearly $90,000!On the third day, the donations topped the 6-figure amount and continued upward to over $110,000 as of 3 p.m. Thursday.
Whittington, and James, are both still in shock. They've spoken on the phone, but now plan to meet at some point in the coming week. In an interview with a local Boston NBC affiliate, James expressed his gratefulness for the outpouring of support.
The original goal was $50,000, but has since been upped to more than $250,000. And James may get more than cash. Whittington says he's talking with an organization that will help him manage the project adding that he's received offers for computers, clothing and possibly even a job and housing for James.
Whittington says he wanted to do something more than just hand over a check to James, that he wanted to positively influence the man's life, and spark others to do the same.
Whittington, who graduated from Montgomery's St. James School in 2004, has since moved to Richmond, Virginia, though his parents remain rooted just outside Alabama's capital city. Whittington's mom told officials at his alma mater that she thinks her son learned some of his volunteer ethic from the community service projects he did while in school.
"I feel like, if everybody could come together and create one goal like we've done for Glen, why stop with him? Why can't we influence more people?" Whittington asked.
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 >>
Wednesday, August 20 2014 4:00 AM EDT2014-08-20 08:00:09 GMT
Some of the most beautiful places in South Carolina are just a short drive away from the Midlands. And some of the most interesting places in the state are right in our back yard.Local author and formerMore >>
Some of the most beautiful places in South Carolina are just a short drive away from the Midlands. And some of the most interesting places in the state are right in our back yard.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 >>