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Elderly Man Dies After Attack in Columbia's Finlay Park

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police have now charged a man with murder in connection with an assault in Finlay Park that led to the death of an 81-year-old man. Corey Todd, 42, is currently being held in the Richland County jail. Officers say back on September 10, Todd tried to get money from 81-y

WLTX.COM - 2017-10-17 15:04:19

Burning Questions: Why Do Trains Block Traffic in Columbia?

If you've spent any time at all in downtown Columbia, and particularly the areas around the state fairgrounds and the University of South Carolina, this particular Burning Question needs no introduction. It's not unusual to be stopped in traffic or even trapped altogether by long trains stopped dead

FREE TIMES - 2017-10-18 04:00:00

Columbia Club Calendar: Oct. 18-25

Ale House Lounge: Open Mic Jam Session Chayz Lounge: Dick Goodwin Big Band Main Street PuBlic House:ColaJazz Shooters: Ronnie Hopkins Speakeasy: Gino Fanelli karaoke 555 Lounge: Big Mouth Entertainment Art Bar: CarraRock Entertainment Belle's:Karaoke Social:Karaoke Tsubaki:Karaoke dance, djs & misc

FREE TIMES - 2017-10-18 04:00:00

Concerts in Columbia: Andy Mineo, Lewis Brice, Matisyahu, Beach Slang, Permanent Makeup, New Found Glory

Lewis Brice - Sumter native Lewis Brice comes by his country music career honestly, but it can't hurt that his big brother Lee Brice has had a few hits himself. The younger Brice leans further to the rock styles of Tom Petty or Glenn Frey while still incorporating enough of the stereotypical rural l

FREE TIMES - 2017-10-18 04:00:00

New city-sponsored food cooperative to bring fresh food to North Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) - A new food cooperative in North Columbia will provide community members with access to fresh food, city leaders said. The location on West Beltline Boulevard will fill the hole left by Piggly Wiggly's departure last year. Residents have a chance to buy-in to the co-op, by pay

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2017-10-18 13:30:14

A field guide to cold-brew coffee in Columbia

Columbia's crazy for cold-brew coffee. Sean McCrossin finds that his Drip coffee shops, in Five Points and on Main Street, sell three times as much cold-brew as they do hot coffee across the year. Nick Hauser says his Indah Coffee shop in Cottontown brews 35-gallon batches of cold brew five to six t

FREE TIMES - 2017-10-18 04:00:00

Officers on scene of mass shooting in Maryland officials say

Image of the area near the shooting sent to WBFF's Kathleen Cairns. (Photo Kathleen Cairns, WBFF) HARFORD COUNTY, Md. (ABC7) - Officers are on the scene of a mass shooting in Harford County, Maryland Wednesday morning, the Sheriff's Office reports. Police confirm mass shooting in Harford County. Man

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2017-10-18 14:17:43

Pamela Eyring joined Tyler Ryan to talk about the term "No Problem," and the problem that not having a problem can create

COLUMBIA SC (WOLO)-The phrase "No problem" as often taken the place of "thank you." The subtle change, however, according to The Protocol School of Washington's Pamela Eyring, who appeared with Tyler Ryan on Good Behavior, is that using the former minimizes the importance of their service. "Many peo

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2017-10-18 14:04:08

Job fair seeks to knock down barriers to employment

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) - United Way of the Midlands, in partnership with Richland Library, is hosting a job fair Wednesday morning at the main branch location on Assembly Street. The Breaking Barriers Employment Resource Fair takes place from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is open to the public. It's desi

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2017-10-18 13:32:05

Find out what is happening around town this Wednesday morning!

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) - Make a potion you can drink. Richland Library Sandhills continues Harry Potter week with another Hogwarts class this evening from 5:00-6:00p.m. Be careful though, the potion might cause you some luck, confusion, or even allow you to change appearances. Don't be corny and miss

ABCCOLUMBIA.COM - 2017-10-18 12:18:46

Keep your Teens Safe on the Road

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for young drivers aged 15-24 in the United States. South Carolina is no exception. In 2016, SC lost 175 young drivers to fatal collisions. National Teen Driver Safety Week is October 15-21, 2017 and experts say parents can b

WLTX.COM - 2017-10-18 11:38:06

Suspect wanted for armed robbery in Richland County

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is asking for the community's help in finding a suspect wanted for armed robbery. According to Lott, the suspect entered the Metro PCS store at 2739 Broad River Road on Sunday, Oct. 15, presented a handgun and demanded money. The suspect then s

WACH.COM - 2017-10-18 10:20:34

Rock Hill mayoral race going to runoff

Good morning everyone. This is Christine Sperow. Today is Wednesday, October 18. I know you're doing a lot of things before making your way out the door this morning. Here is a quick first look at the stories making headlines now on WBTV News This Morning. We're live from 4:30-7 a.m on WBTV. Turn us

WIS-TV - 2017-10-18 08:46:53

City Watch: Like SCANA Getting Its Ass Kicked? Thank McMaster

If you think SCANA is now getting exactly what it deserves, this is the moment when that became possible: "SCE&G has report critical of nuke project, but won't hand it over" - The State, Aug. 31 And this is the moment when it became a reality: "McMaster sends 'formal demand' for nuclear project repo

FREE TIMES - 2017-10-18 04:00:00

Rant and Rave: Sick of These Motherf#!kin' Blowers

I live in Shandon and when I retired I thought it would be peace and quiet. I'm so sick of these motherf#!kin' blowers going off every single day in my neighborhood. What happened to a broom and a rake for Christ's sake? This white person wants to know why black people have to stop ALL violence and

FREE TIMES - 2017-10-18 04:00:00

Sound Off: SCANA Head Is Out of Touch

So, Kevin and Sue Marsh call their mountain home "Chin Li" ("For SCE&G's Marsh, the man cave beckons," The State, Oct. 16, 2017). Permit me to suggest that the Marshes rename their home "Let Them Eat Cake" in recognition of Kevin's (and his SCANA colleagues') actions, which parallel the dishonest an

FREE TIMES - 2017-10-18 04:00:00

After Recent Reunion Tours, Jump, Little Children Is Ready to Come Back for Real

Last week, Matthew Bivins, singer and multi-instrumentalist for the Charleston-band Jump, Little Children, wrote a post on the band's Tumblr page titled "What the Heck Are We Doing?" It was about the band's recent reunion shows, which include a stop at the Music Farm in Columbia on Saturday. But it

FREE TIMES - 2017-10-18 04:00:00

City's Art Center Moves to Taylor Street

The City of Columbia parks and recreation department's Art Center has found a new home downtown. The Art Center, which had for years been located at 1928 Calhoun St., has moved into a new space at 1227 Taylor St., on the bottom floor of the Cannon parking garage. While the Art Center operations alre

FREE TIMES - 2017-10-18 04:00:00

Catherine Walworth's New Book Chronicles the Brief But Vivid Life of Russian Constructivism

If you're ever in the mood for an offbeat cinema classic that combines science fiction, silent cinema, Soviet history, and modern art, don't deny yourself the odd pleasure of the 1924 Russian film Aelita: Queen of Mars. You can find it on YouTube. It's an interstellar love story, maybe the earliest

FREE TIMES - 2017-10-18 04:00:00

On Tap: Local Breweries Roll Out Halloween Beers

There's nothing like the upcoming Halloween celebrations to inspire some cool brews for the cooler weather. Last week saw the release of Conquest's Blood Red Ale, and this week, two more local breweries are getting in on the hack-tion. First up, this Wednesday, Oct. 18, River Rat Brewery will be rel

FREE TIMES - 2017-10-18 04:00:00