The woman hired to clean up Rutgers' scandal-scarred athletic program quit as Tennessee's women's volleyball coach 16 years ago after her players submitted a letter complaining she ruled through...Full Story >
The woman hired to clean up Rutgers' scandal-scarred athletic program quit as Tennessee's women's volleyball coach 16 years ago after her players submitted a letter complaining she ruled through humiliation, fear...Full Story >
Police say suspected Maoist rebels attacked a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress party in eastern India, killing at least 16 people and wounding 25 others.Full Story >
About 200 suspected Maoist rebels set off a land mine and opened fire on a convoy of cars carrying local leaders and supporters of India's ruling Congress party in the country's east, killing at least 28 people and...Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:12 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:12:30 GMT
(RNN/KENS/CNN) - At least one person in San Antonio has died Saturday during heavy flooding caused by rain that dumped more than a foot of water on some parts of the area. Police confirmed a woman's bodyFull Story >
Firefighters in San Antonio are still looking for two missing people after heavy rain and flooding swamped the area and left thousands without power.Full Story >
MYRTLE BEACH (WMBF) - A very large shark, capturing a pretty small meal, provided a big surprise for a group fishing off their back deck, and the event was caught on camera.
If you haven't seen the video, brace yourself. It's a little shocking.
Tag along with the group as they reel in their big catch, anticipating the trophy fish on the other end of the line, only to find - someone else wanted that bait more. WARNING: Adult language used in YouTube video below.
It's funny. It's sad. It's scary. It's even a little theatrical. And it happened right here in the Grand Strand.
WMBF News spoke with one of the fishers in the video, Sarah Brame claims the video was taken from their beach house in Cherry Grove, and the six to seven foot bull shark stole their five pound red drum catch.
But the excitement didn't stop there, Brame's fiance and step-father went after the shark, shooting another 45 minute-long video as they hooked it on their fishing line.
"We let him pull the boat for a while," said Van Hughes, Brame's step-father. "He pulled the boat with three men in it up the sound and against the current."
The shark eventually got away when the fishing line snapped, something Hughes says is a lucky break.
"I'm glad the line did break," he said. "No telling what he would've done to the side of that boat."
Ripley's Aquarium Marine Biologist Shannon Hughes says the video definitely shows a bull shark, and that they are actually fairly common in South Carolina waters. Hughes says bull sharks are the only kind of shark that can survive in fresh water, which is why they can make their way into streams and rivers inland.
"Larger females will actually go in and [birth] pups in fresh water," Hughes said. "That way the pups can grow out a little, and when they're bigger, make their way out to salt water."
But just because bull sharks are common, doesn't mean they're docile. Hughes says bull sharks are more hostile than just about any shark.
"Bull sharks have more testosterone in their body than any other animal on the planet," Hughes explained. "That makes them easily upset."
For that simple reason, Hughes says it's best to avoid bull sharks altogether if you do encounter one.
"Try to stay out of it's way," Hughes said. "It's one of those animals you don't want to upset; they have a nasty set of teeth."
Hughes says the bull shark in Brame's video likely wasn't attracted to people, but when it saw a struggling fish, it took advantage of the opportunity for an easy meal, just like any other shark would.
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:23 PM EDT2013-05-25 23:23:27 GMT
BARDSTOWN, KY (WAVE) - K-9 Officer Jason Ellis, 33, was shot and killed on the ramp of Exit 34 from the Bluegrass Parkway to Highway 55 in Nelson County early Saturday morning. A 911 call from a womanFull Story >
K-9 officer Jason Ellis, 33, was the first Bardstown police officer killed in the line of duty.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >