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FBI Has Horrifying Theory on Missing Teen

Authorities believe Brittanee Drexel, 17, was raped and tossed into gator pit

(Newser) - The FBI believes Brittanee Drexel, a 17-year-old girl vacationing in South Carolina, was kidnapped, sexually assaulted, and dumped in a gator pit after disappearing from Myrtle Beach in 2009, USA Today reports. According to NBC New York , it's the first time the FBI has given its thoughts on what... More »

Police Hunt for Baby Mom Allegedly Put in Creek

Sarah Lane Toney, 33, is being held on an unrelated warrant

(Newser) - Police are scouring a creek outside Myrtle Beach, SC, for a missing infant who disappeared under suspicious circumstances involving her mother. Details are sketchy, but police say they responded to a call about a suspicious person at a home near the creek in Socastee around 10:30am Tuesday, reports the... More »

Loaded Gun Found Among Target's Toys

Police on the hunt for a male suspect

(Newser) - A Target worker checking out the toy aisle in Myrtle Beach last week found what he first thought was a toy gun but turned out to be a real, loaded one, WMBF reports. Police say a male had been spotted walking up and down each toy aisle before the handgun... More »

Towns Pay Up to Keep Airlines From Taking Off

Small cities pull out all the stops as airports threaten to close

(Newser) - With airlines feeling the pain of the economic crash, many mid-sized cities, too big for federal help but too small to draw many travelers, have resorted to shaking the money tree to keep the planes flying, the New York Times reports. Some, like Myrtle Beach, have slashed fees across the... More »

SC Wildfire Blamed on Burning of Yard Debris

(Newser) - Investigators say the wildfire tearing through South Carolina was set off by someone burning yard debris, the AP reports. The fire apparently rekindled days later, then burned through dry scrub and trees into North Myrtle Beach. The fire was about 50% contained this afternoon, and the tourist area of Myrtle... More »

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