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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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -
Family members of a missing teacher who just moved from Greensboro to Charlotte are speaking out.
Bianca Tanner has been missing for nearly a week and police fear something terrible has happened to her. They have turned this missing persons case into a homicide investigation.
"We are remaining strong," Sister Cerise Richardson said. "And have faith in God that we will bring her home."
Richardson has been spending time in Charlotte passing out flyers. She is getting the word out about her sister's disappearance.
"If anyone may have seen her," Richardson said. "We beg you, let her go and return her home safely."
She says the last time she talked to her sister she was upbeat. She says her sister is special.
"She loves children," the sister said. "She already knew at a young age her purpose was to be an educator. She is very smart and intelligent. She is currently pursuing her PhD."
Richardson said her sister's students at Reedy Fork Elementary School in Greensboro are getting emotional.
"Her students are missing her so much," Richardson said. "I get texts from different students from their parents, how they are really dealing with this and taking it hard and they are ready for her to come back."
Police are working overtime on this case. They returned to the last place Tanner was seen Friday.
It was the apartment she was sharing with her boyfriend. Police sources tell WBTV carpet was taken from the apartment to be analyzed. Tanner's boyfriend is believed to be the last person to see Bianca. Police have not named him a suspect but say people they have spoken with so far are not telling the whole truth. Tanner's boyfriend has spoken to the family about the disappearance.
"He says his main goal is to find Bianca," Richardson said. "And bring her back as well."
Bianca's sister said she is not sure whether to believe him.
"Right now, I really don't have a feeling anyway whether he did something or not. I am just focusing on where she is," said the sister.
She said this Father's Day weekend will be a challenge. Both were planning to spend it with their dad.
"It's difficult for him," Richardson said. "He still remains firm in his belief and knowing that we will bring Bianca home, but now knowing where your daughter is and if she is ok and safe - it's just the most unimaginable thing for a parent or any person can go through."
Callers with any information can remain anonymous by calling Crimestoppers at (704)334-1600. There is a $5,000 reward being offered.
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 10:35 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:35:14 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.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 >>