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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COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Law enforcement officials are turning up the volume in the
search for Angie Pipkin, the Aynor woman who has been missing since January.
SLED is using a
helicopter to map out the areas around the Great Pee Dee River where dozens will
be searching this weekend. Now law enforcement agencies are getting ready to
get back out to the area and continue the search on land and in the water
agencies will search 20 miles of the Great Pee Dee River, from the Cashua Ferry
boat landing down toward 301. Officials are pulling out all kinds of resources.
be on foot, driving boats, and bringing in a scanning sonar device. The device
will map the bottom of the river to look for anything unusual or anything that
doesn't belong. The focus has been on the landing area because of a tip that a
body of a missing person was dumped in the river, but police haven't found any
evidence since they first started searching in early March.
Randy Gale Robinson has already been charged with Angie Pipkin's murder, so at
this point, officials just want to make sure they have all the evidence.
"Obviously they have enough to make charges,
so it's always nice to find evidence," said Sheriff Wayne Byrd. "The more you
find, the better your case. And certainly try to bring some closure to the
The Great Pee
Dee water level is finally at a point law enforcement officials think they can
work with. But now we're dealing with more rain in the forecast, which could
This has been a
constant problem during the past month. The search has been called off before
because of weather, as it is a safety issue and it makes efforts difficult. But
it's also a big concern that could be affecting the case. When the water levels
go up, all the swamps connected to the Great Pee Dee River flood. So any evidence
that might be floating will be pushed further away and back into the woods.
What officials are hoping for is a greater chance of evidence at bottom of the
On Thursday, a
SLED helicopter mapped out the different focus areas for tomorrow's search, and
six different agencies will be out Saturday using different resources. Since
all this work will be happening at the Cashua Ferry landing tomorrow, the Darlington
County Sheriff asks that people avoid this area.
"We know that's a holiday weekend and all,
but there's going to be a lot of traffic there," said Byrd. "Different agencies
coming in and out, and there's limited space there so it's probably best the
general public tries to stays out of that area."
At this point,
the Sheriff's Office is even asking that volunteer searchers hold off for now
at the Cashua Ferry Boat Landing. The law enforcement search will last pretty
much all day Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. on, weather permitting. WMBF News checked
with the Horry County Solicitor's Office, and Randy Gale Robinson's bond
hearing has not been rescheduled.
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 7:50 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:50:09 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 >>