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Pedestrian killed after being struck by truck in Lexington County

CAYCE, S.C. — The South Carolina Highway Patrol said a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in Lexington County Tuesday night. Corporal Sonny Collins said the incident occurred around 7 p.m. on Old Frink Street near Bell Street. He said a pickup truck was traveling east on Old Frink Street


Police identify suspect in Columbia road rage shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Columbia police have identified a suspect and released a surveillance image in a shooting they characterize as a road rage case in southeast Columbia on Tuesday.


'Our goal is to leave them better than we found them': Chapin church repairs homes of flood victims

CHAPIN, S.C. — Chapin United Methodist Church has 14 local missions they complete every year to give back to communities across the globe and some right here in the midlands.


Medical marijuana should be legal in South Carolina, group says

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Supporters of a new medical marijuana bill in South Carolina say the drugs they're advocating are safe, despite what opponents say. The group met at the State House Tuesday where they held a news conference with reporters. Among them were doctors, veterans, and parents.


SC resident wins $500,000 in lottery, plans to celebrate with steak dinner and paying debt

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – A Catawba lottery player woke up knowing they’d matched three numbers on their Palmetto Cash 5 ticket. Imagine their surprise when they found out their ticket matched all five numbers drawn resulting in a win of $500,000!


Church employee assaulted after walking in on burglary, Lexington County deputies say

A West Columbia man is charged with breaking into a Lexington County church and assaulting an employee who walked in on the burglary, according to deputies. James Douglas Drayton, 20, is charged with first-degree assault and battery and second-degree burglary, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Departme


Loaded gun, drugs were in child’s reach at Lexington County apartment, cops say

A Lexington County mother faces multiple felony charges after police found several different kinds of drugs and a loaded gun in easy reach of her young son, according to police.


March SNAP benefits being issued early in South Carolina

People in South Carolina will receive SNAP assistance will get their benefits early this month because of the disruption caused by the government shutdown earlier this year. The South Carolina Department of Social Services will distribute the benefits, also know as the Supplemental Nutrition Assista


New bill would make SC Dept. of Veterans' Affairs a state agency

COLUMBIA, SC (WCBD) – Changes may be on the way for the South Carolina Department of Veterans' Affairs. Two bills filed at the Statehouse would make the VA a cabinet agency. If that happens, the Governor could appoint a director to serve the department.


South Carolina sentencing reform bill still work in progress

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers have heard from supporters and critics of proposed legislation to reform South Carolina's prison system. Members of a House subcommittee on Wednesday heard from law enforcement officials, crime victims and their family members about a bill that calls fo


Coroner: Man struck, killed while walking in roadway

Cayce, S.C. (WOLO)– The Lexington Co. Coroner’s Office says a man died after being hit by a car in Cayce Tuesday night. Coroner Margaret Fisher says Terry Sparks, 58, was walking in the roadway on Old Frink St. when he was hit.


Accident at I-20 and US 378 in Lexington County causes delay

There is a traffic alert for motorists on I-20 in Lexington County, for Monday morning. Drivers can expect delays caused by an accident on I-20 East and West near Exit 61. It’s the US 378-West Columbia Exit.


Body found outside Columbia McDonald's

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Columbia police are investigating after a body was found in a car outside the McDonald's on Garners Ferry Road. Police say they were called to the restaurant, located in the 7500 block of Garners Ferry Road, around 10 p.m. Monday night.


Woman shot in car while with her family in Columbia

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police are investigating after a woman was shot in the arm Tuesday afternoon. Multiple officers were called a scene in front of the Greenlawn Memorial Park cemetery around 3:30 p.m., where they found the victim. But officers say that's not where the initial crime took


Two arrested, one sought in Newberry Co. burglaries

Newberry Co., S.C. (WOLO)–Newberry deputies say they have arrested two out of three suspects in a Monday high speed chase. Investigators say Monday afternoon the suspects sped away from a traffic stop in Whitmire.


Newberry deputies searching for 3 suspects near Oxner Road and Highway 34

NEWBERRY, SC (WIS) - Deputies with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office is searching for three suspects believed to be in the area of Oxner Road and Highway 34. Bloodhounds and helicopters, as well as a number of law enforcement officers, are in the area.


MISSING PERSON: Deputies looking for missing 15-year-old Irmo girl with medical condition

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 15-year-old girl. Kayla Grace Taylor was last seen at her home in Irmo, SC around 10:00 p.m. Sunday.


Mud from coal ash pit accidentally dumped into South Carolina river

South Carolina's state-run utility company said Tuesday that mud from a coal ash pit was accidentally dumped into a local river, the Post and Courier reported. Santee Cooper officials reportedly found a malfunctioning pump at a former coal-fired power plant, the Grainger Generating Station, in Conwa


Doctors, advocates support the legalization of marijuana in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – It was a busy day inside the State House. On Tuesday, a bi-partisan group of lawmakers were joined by medical professionals who support the proposed Compassionate Care Act.


SCHP arrests man for hitting moped driver with vehicle in Lexington Co.

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol arrested Jarod Douglas Mcaulay on Friday in connection with a hit-and-run that took place in December. Troopers were investigating an incident where a moped driver was hit in Gaston and left with serious injuries. Officials said Mcaulay