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SC man bruised, cut 6-year-old boy with belt, deputies say

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A Sumter man is facing a cruelty charge after an incident involving a 6-year-old boy. Akil Ricshon Benjamin, 37, is accused of hitting a 6-year-old boy in the face, arm and back with a belt at Vernon Drive residence around March 8-11.


Drivers in South Carolina with suspended licenses have a chance at forgiveness. Here's how you can clear your suspension time:

, S.C. — (WJCL) Friday, March 22 is the last day of the state’s Driver Suspension Eligibility Week, giving drivers with suspended licenses a chance at forgiveness. Drivers can reduce or even clear their remaining suspension time; however, fees will not be waived.


Calls being rerouted as Lee County 9-1-1 experiences problems

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. — Lee County 9-1-1 Emergency Services is currently experiencing problems receiving 9-1-1 calls. All 9-1-1 calls are currently being rerouted to Sumter County 9-1-1 then relayed back to Lee County 9-1-1, according to Dwayne Huggins with the Lee County Emergency Management Division.


Active shooter exercise at USC Sumter and Central Carolina Tech

SUMTER, S.C. (WOLO) – An active shooter drill will be held today on the campuses of the University of South Carolina Sumter and Central Carolina Technical College. There is no need for alarm.


Cory Booker nets 1st 2020 endorsement from South Carolina lawmaker

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker has netted the first endorsement from a sitting lawmaker in the early-voting state of South Carolina. [ALSO READ: Presidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke heading to Rock Hill for campaign stop]


Man told Sumter County deputies his car was stolen — they say he lied

SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. — An alleged stolen car put one man in custody this week — that man is the car's owner. Willie Levanial Alston, 59, told Sumter County deputies his 2001 Volkswagen Jetta was stolen from lot on Leslie Drive on March 13.


Sheriff's office locates runaway teen

FLORENCE, S.C. -- A runaway teen threatening suicide was located by Florence County Sheriff's deputies using the agency's helicopter. Deputies responded about 11 a.m. to a 911 call of a teen who had run away from home, with a firearm, following a physical and verbal "altercation" with a parent, acco


Sumter native will play in Reese's Division II All-Star Game

Sumter's Brandon Parker has another game to play. The Francis Marion senior helped lead the Patriots to the Division II national tournament. Last Saturday, they lost a hard-fought contest in Charlotte to Augusta University.


Florence man charged, accused of possessing ‘multiple files of child pornography’

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A Florence man is facing 10 counts stemming from his allegedly possessing “multiple files of child pornography,” according to the South Carolina Attorney General’s office.


Sumter school bus carrying Kingsbury Elementary students crashes airborne through one house, takes out shed next door

Dano Winchester was working on a contracted remodeling project in a home that had been damaged by a car crashing into it on McCrays Mill Road when he heard what sounded like an explosion, then kids screaming.


Beto O'Rourke discusses 1990s arrests at South Carolina campaign stop

2020 presidential Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke discusses his run-ins with the law during a South Carolina campaign stop. NBC's Garrett Haake reports.


The City of Sumter wants to hear from you on downtown development

Sumter, SC (WOLO) —- The City of Sumter is asking for public input on what plans you would like to see as part of the Sumter Master Plan. Beginning April 1st until April 3rd, 2019, you can have your thoughts on what you think is needed in the City heard by City leaders.


South Carolina Man Killed in Butler County Crash with 18-Wheeler

A two-vehicle crash at approximately 1:15 a.m. Thursday, March 21, 2019 has claimed the life of a Elgin, South Carolina man. Isaiah Wilson, 75, was critically injured when the 2010 Chevrolet Avalanche was struck by a tractor trailer driven by James Bourgeois, 48, of River Ridge, Louisiana. Wilson’s


LCHS students' college acceptances close to $11.5M in scholarships

BISHOPVILLE - Almost $4 million of the nearly $11.5 million in scholarships amassed by the students of Lee County School District can be attributed to five students, and the awards are still rolling in. Juanita Hickmon, $1,452,520; Shakira Brailsford, $921,160; Amir Jackson, $781,928; De'ablo Halley


Gang Leader and Co-Conspirators Collectively Sentenced to Nearly 55 Years in Federal Prison

Florence, South Carolina --- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that nine defendants, including six current or former members of a criminal street gang, were sentenced in federal court on drug and firearms violations.


Sumter couple involved in throwing Chihuahuas over SPCA fence identified

SUMTER, SC (WIS) - A couple has been identified as those involved in throwing 4 Chihuahuas over the fence of Sumter SPCA earlier this month. 56-year-old Elizabeth Taylor Samuel, of Sumter, was charged with four counts of ill treatment of animals after turning herself in on Thursday morning.


Florence School District Four gaining ground with its finances

FLORENCE, S.C. (WPDE) — Florence School District Four, also known as the Timmonsville School District, continues to improve its finances following a takeover by the S.C. Department of Education (SDE) according to officials with the department.


Gypsy is a loving girl who enjoys attention

Gypsy is a housebroken and spayed 1-year-old American short hair. She is great with other cats and children. Gypsy is sweet, laid-back, friendly and loving. She is also an active girl and enjoys being given love and attention. The Sumter SPCA is located at 1140 S. Guignard Drive, (803) 773-9292, and


Deputies seek four suspects in shooting

The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) is looking for four men suspected to be involved in a daytime shooting at the Camden Motel on Jefferson Davis Highway in east Camden around lunchtime Tuesday.


'Black Hawk Down' ranger speaking at Wild Game Night at First Baptist Church in Sumter

If you're interested in tasting good food while receiving fellowship in an inviting church setting where you can also hear from a former Black Hawk Down ranger, you might want to consider attending Wild Game Night at First Baptist Church on Monday.