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Gaston man arrested after 17 abused animals rescued from home, Lexington deputies say

Deputies were called out to the property of Carl Kelly, 55, on the 200 block of Happy Town Road to reports of two horses in poor health, according to the statement.

THE STATE - 2018-08-15 16:00:00

Daughters of Brenda Jackson want answers in their mother's death

"It's like walking around in a nightmare, a dream you cant get out of," says an emotional Thomas.

WACH.COM - 2018-08-15 21:25:16

Columbia man driving moped dies after collision

Nathan Lynell Turner, 38, died of blunt force trauma to the torso after the Tuesday night accident.

THE STATE - 2018-08-15 16:19:00

Fire destroys thrift store in West Columbia - ColaDaily.com | You need the news, not the paper

A fire damaged a West Columbia thrift store called ‘Lets Just Plunder’ just off of Meeting Street, Tuesday afternoon.No injuries were reported, but The building and its contents are a total loss according to the West Columbia Fire Department.Crews from West Columbia, Irmo, Cayce, Richland, and Lexin

COLADAILY.COM - 2018-08-15 13:01:25

Arrest Made in Blythewood Strong Arm Robbery

Deputies say Scott asked to buy a cigar from the Sharpe Shoppe at 230 Blythewood Road around 3:30 a.m. When the cashier went to open the register, he reportedly jumped the counter, stole cash from the register, then fled the scene.

WLTX.COM - 2018-08-15 20:22:25

Her favorite squirrel was dead, but Columbia woman saved her cat from big rattlesnake

The resident of Northeast Columbia knew it was her favorite, because it was the one she always had to playfully yell at to keep out of her bird feeder, which is what it was lying next to.

THE STATE - 2018-08-15 20:18:00

Gang member’s conviction upheld in shooting that left USC student paralyzed

The S.C. Court of Appeals Wednesday upheld the attempted murder conviction of a Bloods gang member given a 40-year prison sentence for the Five Points shooting of a University of South Carolina freshman.The USC student, Martha Childress, was struckby a bullet in the back on a crowded Five Points str

THE STATE - 2018-08-15 13:31:00

Men Wanted on Over 35 Car Break-Ins Arrested in Cars They Allegedly Stole

Deputies initially responded to 35 car break-ins and two car thefts in Kershaw County on August 7 and 9. The department then learned several other areas in the Midlands, including Rock Hill, Lexington County, Columbia and Sumter, experienced similar car crimes.

WLTX.COM - 2018-08-15 21:26:27

Columbia Police find body after "shots fired" call - ColaDaily.com | You need the news, not the paper

Columbia Police personnel responded initially to a shots fired call Tuesday at approximately 9 a.m.Officers arrived at Industrial Park (First Street South) where a body was found. According to a CPD report investigators are working to gather additional information about the incident. Updates will be

COLADAILY.COM - 2018-08-14 20:26:34

All pet adoptions free at two Midlands shelters this Saturday, part of national "Clear the Shelters" event - ColaDaily.com | You need the news, not the paper

Spring time is known for warmer weather and blooming flowers. However, for animal shelter employees, it’s identified as “breeding season.” The months following the season provide an influx in puppies, kittens, and other pets. Many of the little animals wind up in local shelters, causing adoption cen

COLADAILY.COM - 2018-08-15 19:07:17

Coroner identifies man killed while driving moped during accident

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – The Richland County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the man killed in an accident while driving his moped Wednesday night.According to Coroner Gary Watts, Nathan Lynell Turner was taken to the hospital after being hit by a car. He died at the hospital just after 11 p.

WACH.COM - 2018-08-15 16:39:59

Fire Crews Fighting 'Persistent' Junkyard Fire in Columbia

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia Fire says they are currently on the scene of a junkyard fire in Columbia.The "persistent" fire is located at North Columbia Auto Salvage off Fairfield Road, according to a tweet by the Columbia Fire Department.Officials say tanker trucks and foam crews have been on the

WLTX.COM - 2018-08-15 18:48:34

SC Mother Of Two Killed After Bullet Goes Through Bedroom Wall

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies are searching for the person who shot and killed a Columbia mother of two over the weekend.The incident took place at The Reserves at Faraway Terrace apartment complex around 2:30 a.m. off Faraway Drive.According to the family, Nakya Scott was in a room


Officials Identify Body Found in Columbia Pond Saturday

Andrew Laverne Threatt, 45, of Columbia was found in a pond in near the 8400 block of Old percival Road around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Richland County coroner Gary Watts. While an autopsy has been conducted, Watts says the cause of death is 'pending further studies.'


Dead Man Found in Kershaw County Was Murdered, Says Sheriff

On Friday August 10, around 6:10PM Kershaw County deputies responded to a report of a decomposed body that had been found behind a building on Bob Hugh Road in Jefferson, SC.


Deputies Seeking Suspect(s) After Shooting Leaves Woman Dead in Northeast Columbia

Richland County, SC (WLTX) — Investigators are asking for the public's help to identify one or more suspect(s) wanted for murder after a fatal shooting left one person dead in Northeast Columbia early Sunday, according to Richland County deputies.


South Carolina Electric Co-Op Corruption Exposed

A tip of our cap this Monday morning to reporterAvery WilksofThe (Columbia, S.C.) Statenewspaper, who published an excellentlong-form pieceexposing corruption within the Palmetto State’s network of electric cooperatives.


59-year-old man died after being struck by vehicle on Averyt Avenue - ABC Columbia

FileRICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – A man was pronounced dead after being after being struck by a vehicle in the 1200 block of Averyt Avenue early Monday morning.The victim was identified as Aaron Lee Knight, 59.Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said Knight died on the scene as a result of blunt for


West Columbia holding job fair for city departments - ColaDaily.com | You need the news, not the paper

The City of West Columbia announced they will be hosting a career fair Tuesday, August 21, to showcase the open positions in their different departments. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the New Brookland Room at City Hall (200 N. 12th Street, West Columbia). Recently, the Police Departm


Coroner identifies man who died in collision on I-20 - ColaDaily.com | You need the news, not the paper

According to Fisher, Mr. Jacklin Philippe, 29, of Fayetteville, North Carolina was pronounced dead at an area hospital a short time after the accident. The cause of death was due to multiple traumatic injuries. Philippe, who was traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control, and collided with a gu