Kevin Accettulla, WBTW News 13

Kevin Accettulla

WBTW News 13

Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

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Past articles by Kevin:

Darlington County sheriff’s captain at center of News13 investigation fired, SLED investigating

DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Darlington County sheriff’s captain has been fired after News13’s investigation into his alleged misconduct and the conduct of another captain, according to the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office. Mark Campbell was fired, Sheriff James Hudson said, after News13 reported on more allegations of inappropriate conduct, including reported sexual harassment of […] → Read More

22-year-old identified as man killed in Florence County nightclub shooting

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A 22-year-old has been identified as the man killed Saturday morning in a Florence County nightclub shooting. Dakyas Riyuan Belser, 22, of Florence, was identified as the man who was killed, according to Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday. Javon Smith, 45, of Darlington, […] → Read More

22-year-old Robeson County firefighter killed in crash

ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) — A 22-year-old Robeson County firefighter was killed Sunday in a crash, according to officials. Cameron Hunt died after he was thrown from his vehicle that ran off the road, hit a ditch, and crashed into a tree, according to First Sgt. S.B. Lewis with the North Carolina Highway Patrol. The […] → Read More

Marlboro County High School to have eLearning day Monday due to loss of power

MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Marlboro County High School will have an eLearning day on Monday due to a loss of power, according to the Marlboro County School District. The district said the building is without power and isn’t expected to be fixed in time for the start of the school day. Interim Superintendent Donald […] → Read More

1 killed, 1 charged after shooting at Florence County nightclub

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — One person was killed Saturday morning in a shooting at a Florence County nightclub, according to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office. Javon Smith, 45, of Darlington, was arrested and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. The person who was shot was […] → Read More

Annual Oyster Roast and Bloody Mary Contest postponed

MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) — The annual Oyster Roast and Bloody Mary Contest scheduled for Sunday has been postponed. Due to Sunday’s weather forecast, the event will now be held March 26, according to the event’s Facebook page. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Wicked Tuna in Murrells Inlet. → Read More

3 injured in crash on Dick Pond Road near Surfside Beach

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Three people were injured in a crash Friday evening on Dick Pond Road near Surfside Beach, according to Horry County Fire Rescue. The crash happened at about 5 p.m. in the area of Dick Pond Road and Highway 17 Bypass, HCFR said. Three people were injured in the two-vehicle crash, […] → Read More

Woman kidnapped in Mexico back in Myrtle Beach, report says

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A woman kidnapped in Mexico over the weekend is now back in Myrtle Beach, according to CBS News. Latavia McGee and three others went to Matamoros so she could get a cosmetic procedure. Video from Fox News appears to show McGee arriving at Myrtle Beach International Airport on Thursday night. […] → Read More

5th person with Lake City natives didn’t cross into Mexico because she didn’t have ID, police report says

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — A fifth person with the Lake City natives who were kidnapped in Mexico didn’t cross over the border because she didn’t have her ID with her, according to a police report obtained by CBS News and viewed by News13. Cheryl Orange, who the report names as the fifth person, called […] → Read More

OnStar failed to share data that may have helped save Nichols woman killed in 2021, lawsuit says

NICHOLS, S.C. (WBTW) — The estate of an 80-year-old Nichols woman who was kidnapped and killed in 2021 filed a lawsuit against OnStar for allegedly not providing location data during her kidnapping. The family said Mary Ann Elvington would still be alive if OnStar provided the location data when requested, according to the lawsuit, which […] → Read More

‘Armed and dangerous’ man wanted in Marion murder; woman arrested

MARION, S.C. (WBTW) — A man is wanted in connection with a murder Thursday in Marion and a woman has been arrested, according to the Marion Police Department. Devante Marquise Legette is wanted for the murder of James Cross Jr, police said. Another person was also injured in the incident. Legette is considered “armed and […] → Read More

One injured in Robeson County crash

ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) — One person was injured Wednesday morning in a crash in Robeson County, according to Northwood’s Fire and Rescue. The crash happened along Barker Ten Mile Road near Howell Road, officials said. Photos show one car rolled over on its side. No other details about the crash were immediately available. → Read More

Conway to consider demolishing old Whittemore Elementary School after fire

CONWAY, S.C. (WBTW) — Conway City Council will consider demolishing the old Whittemore Elementary School Thursday at a special meeting after a fire Tuesday morning. The meeting will be held at 4 p.m. and will be held via Zoom, according to the agenda. The agenda lists “consideration of emergency demolition of Whittemore Elementary School” and […] → Read More

Crews respond to 2nd fire at Myrtle Beach piano bar since Monday

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Crews responded Wednesday morning to a second fire at a Myrtle Beach piano bar since Monday. Crews were called Wednesday to Nola’z Dueling Piano Bar on 9th Avenue North for another fire, according to the Myrtle Beach Fire Department. Crews were also called Monday morning to the same piano bar […] → Read More

‘We are all saddened’ by Lake City natives kidnapped in Mexico, mayor says

LAKE CITY, S.C. (WBTW) — Lake City Mayor Yamekia Robinson released a statement Wednesday morning after four Lake City natives were kidnapped in Mexico last week, leaving two of the four dead. “We have heard the disturbing news that has happened in Matamoros, Mexico this past weekend involving four American citizens native to Lake City, […] → Read More

Florence County man wins $200K on lottery ticket he forgot in his truck

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A Florence County man won $200,000 on a lottery ticket that he forgot was in his truck, according to lottery officials. The man purchased the winning Fiery 5s ticket at Coward Truck Stop on Highway 52, officials said. “It was so unexpected and so awesome,” the man said in a […] → Read More

2 face drug charges after trying to avoid Marlboro County safety checkpoint, deputies say

MARLBORO COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Two people were arrested Thursday on drug charges after trying to avoid a Marlboro County safety checkpoint, according to the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office. Michael Ray Chavis, 51, of Maxton, North Carolina, and Carla Brooke Gause, 31, of Bennettsville, were arrested and charged with trafficking meth, possession with intent to […] → Read More

Horry County issues burn ban due to weather conditions

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Horry County has issued a burn ban due to weather conditions, according to county officials. The burn ban will be in effect beginning at sunrise Tuesday until further notice, officials said. “The ban has been initiated due to the extreme fire danger as a result of the low relative humidity, […] → Read More

Woman allegedly shot at person after argument at Florence apartment, police say

FLORENCE, S.C. (WBTW) — A woman allegedly shot into a car after an argument Sunday at an apartment in Florence, according to police. Monica Anissa Faust, 32, of Florence, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Officers were called at about 1:30 a.m. to an apartment […] → Read More

How to get your South Carolina driver’s license suspension reduced or cleared this week

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles will host Driver Suspension Eligibility Week beginning Monday. Between Monday and Friday, drivers who have suspended licenses for certain reasons can visit a DMV branch to participate in the program, which can reduce or eliminate remaining time on a suspension, according to the […] → Read More