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Lexington County Fire Services, EMS successfully remove entrapped driver from vehicle after collision

The Lexington Police Department reported a collision on South Lake Drive around 2:15 p.m. Monday. All outbound lanes of the road at I-20 were closed for approximately one hour.


Suspect in murder of USC student to make first court appearance today

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The 24-year-old man accused of killing a USC student is scheduled to appear in court on Monday. Nathaniel David Rowland is charged with murder and kidnapping in the death of 21-year-old Samantha Josephson, a senior at the University of South Carolina.


SCHP: Woman arrested for leaving scene of hit-and-run in Lexington Co. earlier this week

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a woman has been arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident after striking a pedestrian on Platt Spings Road earlier this week.


Lexington Police searching for Kohl’s shoplifting suspect

LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) - Deputies with the Lexington Police Department is searching for a suspect involved in a shoplifting incident at the Kohls on the 5000 block of Sunset Blvd.


Tractor-trailer runs off I-26, into dealership lot in deadly Lexington County crash, cops say

One person was killed when a tractor-trailer careened off Interstate 26 and through a fence, hitting a pickup head on before crashing into vehicles at a car dealership, according to troopers.


Little Mountain Council hears about COMET route

LITTLE MOUNTAIN — John Andoh, executive director and CEO of The COMET, spoke before Little Mountain Town Council about the new 93X-I-26 Express route The COMET will begin implementing on May 28.


5 minutes with wellness guru Jennifer Hamre

Self care is important, and Jennifer Hamre lives and breathes that sentiment. Hamre is president and CEO of Endless Vitality, a medical aesthetics and wellness center in Chapin where she helps people feel great again and stay feeling great. Each day, Hamre works to empower patients through education


Judge orders mental review in South Carolina police ambush shooting case

FLORENCE, S.C. - A judge has ordered a man who authorities say killed two police officers in an ambush from his upscale South Carolina home to have a mental examination. [ALSO READ: Man charged with shooting 7 SC officers blames PTSD, letter says]


Man robs adult video store in Columbia, deputies say

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Richland County deputies are looking for a man who they say robbed an adult video store. Deputies say a man entered the Video Express store on Two Notch Road on April 18 and shopped around for a bit and then attempted to enter the closed off counter area.


The South Carolina BBQ Joint That Has Been Slingin’ The Most Mouthwatering ‘Que Since The 1930s

When it comes to bar-b-q in South Carolina, you’re never too far from your next delicious meal. And if that happens to take place anywhere in the vicinity of the Capital City, then you’re especially in for a treat! There’s a local Bar-B-Q restaurant in Columbia that, over the last eight decades and


Cheating Scandal Rocks University of South Carolina Business School

An associated dean at the Darla Moore School of Business informed faculty members of a major cheating scandal at the University of South Carolina’s signature campus. According to an email from Janice Breuer Bass, an economics professor and associate dean of undergraduate programs, the latest scandal


Irmo Seeks to Block Housing

The town of Irmo is taking action to block two low-rent, multi-family housing developments by changing zoning regulations. But the legality of that action is questionable. At their April 16 meeting, Town Council gave first reading approval to a change in the town’s zoning ordinance that would disall


SC 5th grader’s classmates paint violent picture of fight, officials to release autopsy findings

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A South Carolina fifth grader was put in a headlock, punched repeatedly and thrown into a bookshelf according to written statements provided to law enforcement officials by RaNiya Wright’s classmates after a March classroom fight.


South Carolina woman discovers 'snake convention' on her porch

AIKEN, S.C. (FOX 13) - A South Carolina woman discovered a party of six snakes on her back porch. Andrea Dick of Aiken, South Carolina was startled to find the snakes on her porch Friday morning. She went on social media to ask for help, saying she spotted the “snake convention” on her porch while s


Columbia PD looking for a man accused of breaking into a car in Harbison

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The Columbia Police Department investigators are looking for a man accused of a car break-in. Christoper Javon McClendon is accused of smashing out a window and stealing a gold purse from a parked car at 100 Columbiana Circle on April 11.


Airport High administrator fired over student sex scandal gives up teaching license

The Airport High School assistant principal who was fired over a sex scandal has chosen to give up her teaching license. Dawn Diimmler lost her South Carolina educator certificate on April 9, when the South Carolina School Board accepted her request to give up her license. Diimmler also waived her r


Security guard stabbed at Columbia nightclub

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A security guard was stabbed outside a club when he tried to break up a fight Sunday night according to Richland County deputies. Deputies responded to the R&B Club on Two Notch Road a little after 3 AM Sunday night for a fight in progress. When deputies arrived they found the secur


Controversial SC megachurch pastor called to #TheJesusChallenge to ‘live minimally’ for 1 year

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The controversial pastor of a Greenville, SC, megachurch has been challenged to relinquish his worldly possessions in what a fellow pastor calls #TheJesusChallenge.


7-year-old, mother shot as Midlands man opened fire at car with his kids inside, cops say

CHARLOTTE, NC (Noah Feit//The Charlotte Observer) - A Midlands woman and her 7-year-old child were shot Saturday as a South Carolina man opened fire at the car they were in, the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office said. Two of the suspect’s children were also in the car, officials said.


South Carolina teachers calling out of work May 1 to march on Statehouse

Public school teachers across South Carolina plan to leave work and protest in Columbia on May 1 demanding higher wages, smaller classroom sizes and other changes to their working conditions.