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Hugh Hefner dead at 91

LOS ANGELES (WLS) — Publisher and icon Hugh Hefner died Wednesday at age 91, Playboy Enterprises, Inc., confirmed. His company said he died of natural causes, surrounded by family and friends at his home in Los Angeles. “My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most…

Tennessee church shooting leaves 1 dead, 6 injured

One woman has been shot dead and six others churchgoers are wounded after a gunman opened fire Sunday at a church outside of Nashville, Tennessee, authorities said. Medical personnel are treating several wounded individuals after the shooting took place at Burnett’s Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee, according to the Nashville Fire Department. The woman killed was shot dead…

Heavy Traffic In Florida as Evacuees Leave, Irma Expected to Make Landfall Sunday

ABC NEWS– Video shows massive traffic jam on the Florida Turnpike as people attempt to flee Hurricane #Irma. http://abcn.ws/2f9Es2g  Video shows massive traffic jam on the Florida Turnpike as people attempt to flee Hurricane #Irma. https://t.co/B0LsaqyT7g pic.twitter.com/N1n0tVpXyo — ABC News (@ABC) September 8, 2017 With more than a million Florida residents ordered to evacuate due to  Hurricane Irma, Gov. Rick Scott urged people to…

Police: Charleston Suspect Shot Co-Worker, Held One Hostage at Restaurant

CHARLESTON, S.C (WCIV) (AP) – Authorities are now saying that only one person was taken hostage by a fired dishwasher who fatally shot a co-worker in a Charleston, South Carolina, restaurant. Charleston Police spokesman Jack O’Toole said in a news release that the hostage was rescued safely Thursday afternoon from Virginia’s restaurant in downtown Charleston.  Mayor John Tecklenburg stood before…

Governor Signs Offender Supervision Specialist Bill

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)- With the stroke of a pen Governor Henry McMaster signed a new bill into law Tuesday. The Offender Supervision Act is aimed at helping keep a closer eye on offenders. The new law will help take some of the domestic violence work load off law enforcement. It provides funding to hire and train new case workers under…

Long-lost siblings meet in Charleston after life-changing Facebook post

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Two weeks ago today, Jason Burnette’s life changed forever, and it’s all thanks to Facebook. After years of searching for his biological sister, it was Nicole Belkin’s Facebook post in search of him that finally connected them. Nicole arrived in Charleston on Thursday. The two describe the experience as a moment they’ll never forget. Now that…