Friday, August 1 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:55:15 GMT
U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000.Full Story >
U.S. employers extended their solid hiring into July by adding 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:28:16 GMT
A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting.Full Story >
A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been...Full Story >
Friday, August 1 2014 8:44 AM EDT2014-08-01 12:44:35 GMT
The United Nations says 1,737 people, mostly civilians, were killed in Iraq in July, marking a dramatic decline from the previous month, when some 2,400 people were killed as Sunni militants swept across large...Full Story >
Iraq's most influential Shiite cleric appealed to Iraqi politicians on Friday not to make themselves "an obstacle" in the country's transition as the deadline looms for selecting the next prime minister.Full Story >
JOHNS ISLAND, SC (WCSC) -
A car went barreling into a Johns Island pond Tuesday morning. The driver was trapped inside the vehicle underwater and fighting for her life.
It happened on Maybank Highway just past Main Road.
Crews towed a wrecked PT Crusier soaked with water away from the pond. Now all that's left is the aftermath of the accident.
"Tire marks where she was sliding sideways out of control and went straight into the pond nose first and flipped upside down," said Brian White, the man who rescued the woman.
White's computer business is across the street from where the car crashed into the pond.
"I heard tires screeching, a large crash and ran out the door," said White, "There were people jumping out of vehicles and screaming the car is in the water upside down."
That's when he jumped into action.
Pointing to the pond White said, "So I just came right through here and just dove in and I went straight for the driver side door. It was pretty hard to get it open."
Inside the car he found a woman upside down with her head underwater struggling to get free.
White said "I reached in and tried to free her at first and I couldn't find the release to the seat belt and there was the weight of her as well on the seat belt. There was only one option at that time to eliminate the seat belt."
White says all he could think about during the rescue was cutting the woman free, but says that may not have happened without the help of another man.
"So I came up out of the water and screamed for a knife and a gentleman was in the water, he had a knife ready and handed it to me and we went to work," said White.
As his adrenaline rushed, White says it seemed like it took forever to cut her free, but looking back, he thinks it was more like a minute.
"She had actually inhaled some water and when I pulled her free she was vomiting water," said White, "But once I got her up on her side and she got the water clear she was able to speak and all she could say was praise the Lord and thank you."
Several people congratulated White on the rescue, but he remained humble even after they called him a hero.
"I don't know about that, I just did what any human being would do I guess. It's something I'll never forget," said White.
White wanted to thank the man who gave him the knife but wasn't able to get his name.
The condition of the victim is unknown at this time but White says she seemed to be doing okay when he left.
White sent a letter for her with a police officer asking for her to call.
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:48 PM EDT2014-08-01 01:48:50 GMT
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife. Police say the man entered the store on North Bend Road with the knife around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.Full Story >
Green Township Police are looking for a suspect after a man robbed Kroger while wielding a butcher knife.Full Story >
Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:12 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:12:13 GMT
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.Full Story >
The tattoo has not previously been seen widely by the public because cameras are not allowed inside Indiana courtrooms. The Indiana Office of the Courts released the photo on July 30 as part of evidence logged in by police and presented to the court by the Floyd County Prosecutor's Office.