Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:55:20 GMT
The driver of a 2002 Chrysler 300 who was killed on Highway 215 on Monday afternoon was not wearing a seatbelt, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said. Highway Patrol Sgt. Bob Beres said the crash happenedMore >>
The driver of a 2002 Chrysler 300 who was killed on Highway 215 on Monday afternoon was not wearing a seatbelt, the South Carolina Highway Patrol said.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-07-29 13:02:46 GMT
Two people were killed following a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 95 in Clarendon County, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol. Highway Patrol spokesperson David Jones says the accident happenedMore >>
A mother and her son died after the rear tire of their vehicle blew while they were traveling on Interstate 95 Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:25:10 GMT
A homeowner was shot following an attempted robbery in a northeast Richland County neighborhood, according to the sheriff's department.Richland County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Lt. Curtis WilsonMore >>
A homeowner was shot following an attempted robbery in a northeast Richland County neighborhood, according to the sheriff's department.More >>
SC (WMBF) – A manager at the Hills Food Store in Loris was shot and killed
during an armed robbery Sunday morning, officials confirmed.
Horry County Coroner Robert Edge confirmed that victim is
49-year-old Malcolm Ray Norris Jr., also known as "Mack," from
Tabor City, North Carolina. A gunshot wound was the cause of death, Edge said.
The armed robbery suspect left the scene with an undetermined
amount of money, said Captain Dale Buchanan with Horry County Police criminal
to warrants, the suspect entered the Hills Food Store on Broad Street in Loris
at about 6:15 a.m.Sunday after breaking the glass of a sliding glass door with a
brick. Once inside, he brandished a handgun at four employees, and demanded
that Norris and another employee open the safe.
told the suspect he could not open the safe, and the suspect shot him in the
leg, the warrant states. The suspect again demanded that Norris open the safe.
Norris told the suspect again that he could not open the safe. The suspect then
shot Norris in the face, and he fell to the ground.
other employee grabbed the keys and went to open the safe. As she was opening
the safe, Norris got up and lunged at the suspect, who then shot Norris five
more times, mortally wounding him. The suspect then grabbed money from the safe
and fled the store.
Horry County Police investigated the incident, and later 22-year-old Dion Julius Brown as the suspect, according to the warrant. The store's Loss Prevention Officer knew the suspect was Brown because he was a
former employee at the store, and the officer knew his appearance, build,
mannerisms, and the way he walked.
tracked Brown's cell phone to the proximity of the Hills Food Store during the
time of the homicide and robbery, the warrant states.
worked with deputies in Columbus County, North Carolina to locate Brown. On
Tuesday morning, Brown was killed in a gunfight with law enforcement in Tabor
City, allegedly after starting a deadly arson fire nearby, according to North
Carolina District Attorney Jon David.
The people of Loris are in disbelief that a killing like this
could happen in such a small town where everyone knows each other by name.
"I just jumped up and kept saying over and over ... it can't
be him. It was just so shocking, very upsetting," Betty Parnell explained.
The people of Loris described Mack as a hardworking and outgoing
family-man that went above and beyond for everyone.
They said he was a beloved husband and father of two and when it
came to working at Hills Grocery - Norris wasn't your typical manager. He would
do it all. He had been working there since he was in high school.
Linda Parnell shops at Hills.
"It's really scary. I am scared all the time even in the
daylight coming here it's very scary to come here by myself most of the
time," she said.
Edward Graham has known Mack for years. Graham believed whoever
killed Norris, planned the robbery but couldn't have known Mack.
"[Norris] being the kind of guy that he was...[The suspect]
is somebody that couldn't have known him personally ... because your conscious
doesn't let you do stuff like that," he said.
People say they came to Hills just to see Mack. Some only shopped
on the days he was working, which meant a ten-minute trip turned into an
hour-long visit because they enjoyed his company.
Hills re-opened Monday. Hills workers were very upset but could
not comment. They said Mack will be missed by this entire community.
Tuesday, July 29 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-07-29 23:06:45 GMT
Columbia Blowfish owner Bill Shanahan had been searching for about three years to find a home for his team. On Monday, Shanahan announced that the Blowfish will be moving away from Capital City StadiumMore >>
Columbia Blowfish owner Bill Shanahan had been searching for about three years to find a home for his team.More >>
Monday, July 28 2014 10:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:27:53 GMT
West Columbia fire crews are working to contain a large structure fire on Meeting Street. A fire has the 700 block of Meeting Street shutdown both ways for an unknown amount of time, the West ColumbiaMore >>
A fire at a furniture store in West Columbia had crews busy Sunday evening.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:50:30 GMT
Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten will take questions from reporters and provide an update into the investigation of the disappearance missing Rowan County teenager Erica Parsons. This is only the secondMore >>
The investigation began on July 30 of last year when Erica's adoptive brother Jamie Parsons visited the sheriff's office to report that Erica had been missing for nearly two years. More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:42:31 GMT
ATLANTIC BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Reporter Lauren Weppler is in Atlantic Beach Tuesday morning, live-tweeting from the town's meeting with Governor Nikki Haley. Follow Lauren's tweets below: Tweets by @LMore >>
Governor Nikki Haley still vows to put an end to Atlantic Beach's annual Memorial Day weekend Bikefest, and the town's Mayor still vows to keep it. More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:17:45 GMT
Douglas Clayton O'Neal's fate was seemingly decided on June 12, 1991.As a 31-year-old man, O'Neal, a man prosecutors called a pimp and a serial killer, was found guilty by a jury of his peers for the secondMore >>
Douglas Clayton O'Neal's fate was seemingly decided on June 12, 1991.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:36 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:36:33 GMT
South Carolina's Attorney General says he will defend out state's marriage law despite a federal court's decision against a same-sex marriage ban in other states.The ruling still has 21 days to take effect,More >>
South Carolina's Attorney General says he will defend out state's marriage law despite a federal court's decision against a same-sex marriage ban in other states.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:34:08 GMT
Authorities in North Carolina say a Greenwood man, who posed as a pastor and state law enforcement agent, was part of an elaborate scheme to steal money from people who believed they had found an onlineMore >>
Authorities in North Carolina say a Greenwood man, who allegedly posed as a pastor and state law enforcement agent, was part of an elaborate scheme to steal money from men who believed they had found an online friend who was comfortable enough to share nude photos of herself with them.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:43:30 GMT
A Richland County deputy and a suspect involved in an alleged drug transaction were both taken to a nearby hospital after a pursuit ended on Claudia Drive, Richland County Sheriff's Department officialsMore >>
A Richland County deputy and a suspect involved in an alleged drug transaction were both taken to a nearby hospital after a pursuit ended on Claudia Drive, Richland County Sheriff's Department officials said.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:20:10 GMT
A Richland County sheriff's deputy was involved in a traffic accident near Interstate 77 and Two Notch Rd Friday, Lt. Curtis Wilson with the Richland County Sheriff's Department said. Wilson said theMore >>
The Richland County Sheriff's Department was set to discuss a weekend accident involving a deputy during a news conference, but that event has been canceled.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:18:16 GMT
Who is making sure your child's home daycare is safe? WIS' investigation discovered a large portion of home daycare centers in South Carolina have no oversight from the Department of Social Services. HomeMore >>
Who is making sure your child's home daycare is safe? WIS' investigation discovered a large portion of home daycare centers in South Carolina have no oversight from the Department of Social Services.More >>