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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GASTON, SC (WIS) -
In a tragic accident nearly two weeks ago, 7-year-old Juliet Lynch was shot and killed by another child at a birthday party in Lexington County.
On Saturday, Jack Logan went door-to-door. He's not a salesman, he's giving out gun locks for free in a neighborhood that needs them.
"Well, when I heard about her, I thought she was a precious little girl when I saw her picture," said Logan with Put Down the Guns Young People.
Juliet's mother, Priscilla Salley said it's hard to lose your child.
"I just want everybody to remember my daughter, and I think she would want that, because she's amazing," Salley said. "She was the greatest."
Authorities said a 5-year-old was getting a toy gun from the trunk of a car but accidentally grabbed and fired a real one.
The bullet pierced the car and fragments killed Juliet and injured another child.
"We've been very surprised about the younger guys who are very pleased to get the gun locks, and they're response to use, the ones who we may think they have a gun that's not registered or illegal, they'll say, 'That's what's up,' when we give them our line about protecting a child," Logan said.
Logan said he's not anti-Second Amendment. His goal is safety, especially around kids so another tragedy won't happen again.
"I hate to see a father or a mother going to a mortuary looking down on their son or daughter," Logan said.
Many law enforcement agencies give out free gun locks too.
But Logan said some of the people he talks to are too afraid to get them from officers.
Logan said he's given out more than 5,000 gun locks throughout the state since 2010.
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 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 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 >>