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Clerk: Glitch causes gas prices to drop to one cent at W. Columbia gas station
WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – If you thought gas prices were dropping lately, you haven’t seen anything yet. Gas prices dropped to one cent a gallon Tuesday night at the Circle K gas station at 2308 Augusta Rd. in West Columbia.
Burglar chased almost 2 miles by barefoot homeowner arrested in downtown Columbia
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A man is in custody after being chased through a Rosewood neighborhood after an alleged home burglary. George Tyrone Jenkins was wanted on outstanding warrants for first-degree burglary and larceny charges from the November 8 incident. Columbia police say a tip lead to his arre
Suspicious death of Columbia woman now a murder investigation
Columbia, SC (WLTX) — Officials Monday said suspicious death of a Columbia woman is now being investigated as a murder. Angela Lee Young, 50, died from a gunshot wound to the upper body, according to Richland County coroner Gary Watts.
Talk of the Town: Historic Columbia’s holiday house tours
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - As we move forward for Christmas, you have the chance to step back in time with Historic Columbia. Several events are happening that may interest you. From now until Dec. 30, you can enjoy holiday house tours at the Robert Mills House and Hampton-Preston Mansion. Tour guides wil
White Duck Taco to Close in Columbia
The Columbia location of White Duck Taco Shop will close for good on Dec. 23. WLTX spoke with the store owner, who said closing was a financial decision. The Asheville-based taco shop opened its Columbia doors in early 2016.
Search for Two Notch burglary suspect
Richland Co., SC (WOLO) — Do you recognize this man? The Columbia Police is hoping you can help identify and locate this masked man accused of robbing the business. According to authorities, once inside the Dollar General on Two Notch Road the man attempted to steal cigarettes, but when that was uns
Man in white mask makes off with case of beer in dollar store burglary, deputies say
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Richland County deputies are looking for a suspect they say robbed a dollar store last week. A security alarm was activated at the Dollar General at 6246 Two Notch Road around 1:30 a.m. December 3. Deputies say an individual wearing a white mask and black hoodie was seen on vid
All lanes reopen after natural gas leak in Lexington
COLUMBIA,SC (WOLO)- All lanes on Sunset Boulevard have reopened after a natural gas leak caused the road to be closed for several hours. Officials say a contractor was working in the area when a piece of equipment struck a natural gas pipe, causing it to leak. Acting fast, law enforcement shut down
Fairfield Co. man reported missing found dead in crashed car in embankment
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A Fairfield County man who was reported missing in the last month has been found dead following a vehicle accident. The Fairfield County Coroner’s Office says Douglass William Sumner, 41, of the Great Falls area in Fairfield County, was last seen on Oct. 22. He was found dead in
Police investigating after man shot, killed in north Columbia
Columbia, SC (WLTX) — Police say they are working to determine who shot and killed a man in north Columbia over the weekend. Thomas West, Jr., 40, died from a gunshot wound to the upper body, according to Richland County coroner Gary Watts.
Multi-vehicle crash blocks Elmwood Avenue near I-126 outbound
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - An accident involving multiple cars on Elmwood Avenue is causing delays near I-126 outbound. Lanes are blocked in the area and traffic is being diverted to Union Street. There are no injuries reported at this time.
RCSD: 13-year-old used stolen gun to shoot at classmate before getting on the bus to school
COLUMBIA, SC (NEWS RELEASE) – The Richland County Sheriff’s Department has charged a 13-year-old juvenile with attempted murder, unlawful carrying of a pistol, unlawful possession of a firearm by a person under 18, first-degree burglary and petty larceny.
FIRST ALERT: Alert Day Tuesday for patchy ice spots on roads
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Clearing skies will allow temperatures to lower near or just below freezing (32 degrees) on Tuesday. - First Alert this morning for areas of patchy ice on area roads.
West Columbia BI-LO adding shopping cart to accommodate special needs families
The City of West Columbia recently broke ground on the new enabling park on the corner of Hudson and Oliver Streets last month. Local area businesses are beginning to provide additional accommodations for individuals with special needs. BI-LO Manager Tim Smith worked alongside Mayor Pro Tem Tem Mile
Mother of a mental health patient who died trapped in a flooded transport van testified for change
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – Legislators are meeting to discuss policies and procedures of transporting mental health patients. Two patients in a Horry County Sheriff’s Office transport van drowned in floodwaters during Hurricane Florence after deputies went around a road block.
Victim, 40, suffered fatal gunshot wound to upper body, suspect at-large
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – A man was pronounced dead at an area hospital after police say he was shot over the weekend. The victim was identified as 40-year-old Thomas West, Jr.
Traveling tips for those flying when the weather is bad
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)– While some were excited for the possibility of snow, most travelers in Columbia’s Metropolitan Airport weren’t looking forward to the winter-like weather because it might impact their flights. Overall the staff at CAE say it’s been really smooth going even with the snow storms
SCDOT ready to respond to reports of frozen roadways, other hazards
Columbia, SC (WLTX) — The South Carolina Department of Transportation's district office located in Richland said plows and salt tanks are already on the trucks ready to go if needed.
Columbia: Check Out 5 Local Homes For Sale
COLUMBIA, SC — Looking for a new home nearby, but tired of looking through the same old real-estate listings over and over? Not to fear! To keep you up to date, we've got the latest batch of new listings nearby.
SC WFO COLUMBIA Warnings, Watches, and Advisories
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE. ...Winter storm expected to develop across the northern Midlands. tonight through Monday... .High pressure extending from the Midwest to mid-Atlantic region.