News In Brief - December 25, 2008

York County gets money for people in need

York County will receive $170,316 from the federal government as part of a continuing program to deliver aid to people in need.

The Emergency Food and Shelter program money can be used to bolster and expand efforts to provide shelter, food and support services for the state's hungry and homeless.

United Way of York County works with other agencies to distribute the money. Grants were awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Florence police say man's death is homicide

FLORENCE -- Authorities said the death of a 55-year-old man in his Florence home is a homicide.

Police told the Morning News of Florence that officers found the body of James Craig after receiving a call about a break-in Tuesday afternoon.

Investigators said the back door of Craig's home was forced open and his 1990 burgundy Nissan 300-Z is missing.

Florence County Coroner M.G. Matthews said Craig was killed by someone else but refused to release the cause of death because he said it would hamper the investigation.

S.C. hunters find human skeletal remains

MYRTLE BEACH -- Authorities said two South Carolina hunters found human skeletal remains along a dirt path in the woods.

Horry County police spokesman Robert Keglar said the hunters alerted police around noon Wednesday that they'd found human remains in Conway, near S.C. 378.

Keglar told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach the bones were scattered, but authorities believe they belong to one person.

It's not yet known how long the remains have been there. Keglar says tests on the bones will also determine the person's gender and age.