Parker's convenience store off May River Road in Bluffton was plenty busy Wednesday afternoon as locals gobbled up tickets for a chance to win the biggest Powerball jackpot since last February, when winners from North Carolina, Texas and Puerto Rico split a cool $564 million (before taxes, if you're counting).
Charmaine Anthony Warthern was struck by a vehicle and killed while walking along Buckwalter Parkway on Tuesday night. The woman who hit him, and left the scene before reporting the accident, says he was walking in the road, according to Bluffton police. However, Warthern's roomate, who was walking with him at the time of the accident, is reported to have said he was on the bike path when he was hit. The incident remains under investigation.
This animation shows the number of flu cases per 100,000 people in South Carolina. S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control reports that the state is in its fourth week of the flu being reported as 'widespread.'
Mike Austin posted video on YouTube of a meteor sailing through the sky during part of his commute Tuesday night. He wrote that he "didn't hear any loud sounds" during his drive on I-75 Northbound between Troy and Bloomfield Hills in Detroit. NWS Detroit later tweeted that it could confirm that "the flash and boom was NOT thunder or lightning, but instead a likely meteor." USGS then confirmed that the meteor caused a magnitude 2.0 earthquake.
The York County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office released the names of the four police officers who were shot during a domestic violence call early Tuesday morning. The four officers were Sgt. Randy Clinton, Sgt. Buddy Brown, Detective Mike Doty, and Sgt. Kyle Cummings. York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson said Doty was in ‘hanging onto life.’ Tolson said three of the SWAT officers who were shot were “ambushed” during the search.
The York County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Office is asking the community for prayers for their injured deputies after a man reportedly shot four officers during a domestic violence call in York that stretched from late Monday night into early Tuesday morning. At least one officer is in critical condition, according to spokesperson Trent Faris during an 11:30 a.m. news conference at Moss Justice Center in York
Dramatic video shows a Dekalb County (GA) Fire Rescue Department captain catching a child dropped from a ladder during an apartment fire near Atlanta. Two different firefighters caught children dropped to them during the fire.
Pastor Ray Jones and members of his Celebration Place Church of the Nazarene congregation came together on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 to pray for the three deputies and police officer who were shot while searching for Christian Thomas McCall in York County, SC early Tuesday morning. The deputies had responded to a domestic violence related call at a home on Farrier Lane located outside York, SC.
A pod of Humpback whales was seen off the north end of Myrtle Beach this week. Rob Young, a professor of marine science at Coastal Carolina University confirmed the sighting and said Humpback and endangered Right whales migrate past the Grand Strand twice a year.