South Carolina officers often are tasked with transporting mental health patients. But advocates say it treats them like criminals.
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The latest deaths were reported Tuesday night after a jail transport van was swamped by floodwater from the Little Pee Dee River near Nichols.
Deputies operating an Horry County jail van are suspected of ignoring road closure barricades before the vehicle was swept away by floodwater from Tropical Storm Florence, killing two hospital patients inside, authorities said Wednesday.
Relief ruled the day as Tropical Storm Florence eased away from the Myrtle Beach area, which was left largely the same place as the day the system had arrived as a hurricane.
Many Myrtle Beach-area residents had been sick of waiting for Hurricane Florence to arrive, but when it did Friday, they saw the storm tear through signs, rip stoplights in half and send trees toppling on homes.
Grand Strand residents on Thursday rushed to complete last-minute preparations, pack coolers with ice or leave their homes entirely as Hurricane Florence spiraled on their doorstep.
The sun was shining on the Grand Strand, South Carolina's most lucrative tourist destination. But it might be the last fair-weather day as Hurricane Florence looms offshore.
Technically, South Carolina's governor said, the hurricane evacuation is mandatory. But the law that gives him that power provides no penalties for violators.
Waffle House, the "cone of uncertainty" and other things you need to know about as Hurricane Florence approaches.
Flames tore through a sprawling plantation house in Colleton County overnight Wednesday, posing challenges for firefighters who sawed through …