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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.


7-year-old SC boy shot during domestic dispute dies

NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The 7-year-old Newberry boy who was shot as his mother fled a domestic dispute over the weekend has died. Newberry County Coroner Laura Kneece has identified the victim as Iven James Caldwell, who died Monday morning at a Columbia hospital. An autopsy will be performed la


Columbia Food and Wine festival

Columbia, SC (WOLO) — It’s that time of the year again! Grab your glasses because the Five Points Association along with The Free Times are getting ready to host their 2019 Columbia Food and Wine Festival. More than 45 restaurants are participating in this years event along with 70 different wines t


Sink holes plague a Columbia neighborhood while a lawsuit goes through court

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A City of Columbia neighborhood is demanding solutions after years of storm water drainage issues in the area. The Yorkshire neighborhood, which was annexed into the city in 1995, has seen its share of flooding and now sink holes.


Some students paint a more violent picture of what happened to SC 5th grader who died

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - No criminal charges will be filed in the death of a fifth-grade girl after a fight in school. And an autopsy shows she died of natural causes -- but some say, that doesn't paint the full picture.


SC for Ed to hold rally, march in Columbia on May 1

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - SC for Ed will hold a rally for teachers to demand better pay, smaller class size, and removing other duties from teacher contracts. The #AllOutMay1 event will begin at 9 a.m. at the Department of Education on Senate Street. From there, teachers, parents, community members, and


Columbia native to perform on The Ellen Show Tuesday

COLUMBIA, S.C. — His stage name is Toro y Moi, and he'll be performing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday. Columbia native Chaz Bundick, also known as Chaz Bear and Toro y Moi, is popular in the house music genre.


Woman charged with DUI after car crashes into Columbia apartment

Columbia police have charged a woman with DUI after they say her car crashed into an apartment over the weekend. Officers announced Monday that they'd filed the charge against Kelley Thompson for the incident that took place at the Wellington Apartments on Greenlawn Drive.


SC 17-year-old girl missing, hasn't been see in a year

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking for the public's help to find a South Carolina teenager who's been missing for a year. Miracle Dykes, 17, went missing on April 23, 2018 from Goose Creek.


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.


USC Police seek suspect wanted for attempting to grab women while in restroom stalls

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A man is wanted by the University of South Carolina Police after reports of attempts to fondle women in restrooms. Authorities said the incident happened in the Jones Physical Science Building and the Hamilton College Building. The man reportedly reached underneath the stall div


SC senators advance Uber safety bill that requires front license plate number

COLUMBIA — Drivers for Uber and other ride-booking companies would have to display their license plate number in their front windshield under changes to a bill aimed at helping riders identify the correct vehicle following the death of a 21-year-old University of South Carolina student.


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


He came to Columbia for his first visit and left with a South Carolina offer

Ocilla, Georgia cornerback Jamorri Colson (5-foot-11, 160 pounds) made his first ever visit to South Carolina on Monday, and he left with an offer from the Gamecocks. Colson plays cornerback and wide receiver and he said Muschamp and defensive coordinator/secondary coach Travaris Robinson want him a


Dealer pleads guilty after selling drugs to USC student to help her commit suicide

A Columbia drug dealer who sold drugs to a depressed 19-year-old University of South Carolina student knowing she would use them to kill herself pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday.


Observation tower opens at SC's highest point

PICKENS Co., S.C. (WSPA) - One of the Palmetto State’s finest views is officially open. The observation tower on Sassafras Mountain was dedicated Monday. At more than 3,500 feet, the tower is atop the highest point in South Carolina with views of three states and the Blue Ridge Mountains.


Inspired by North Carolina teachers, South Carolina educators are taking their demands to the streets

Teachers in South Carolina are taking May 1 off to march to the state capitol to demand better pay, smaller classroom sizes and better working conditions. The protest in Columbia, South Carolina will occur on the same day thousands of North Carolina teachers take to the streets of downtown Raleigh t


Chew On This: Prime Now is in Columbia Now

Columbia-area residents who have an Amazon Prime account now have access to free two-hour delivery services from Whole Foods. The service just became available on April 10. Prime members can go to primenow.amazon.com and enter their zip code to make sure that delivery is available in the area, then


Chandler Strikes Out Ten, Power Shut Out Columbia

The West Virginia Power defeated the Columbia Fireflies 5-0. Pitcher Clay Chandler threw ten strikeouts in the win.


Persons of interest wanted after Irmo thefts

IRMO, S.C. — Lexington deputies are looking for three persons of interest related to stolen items in Irmo. Investigators say they want to talk to the people in relation to the theft of items from cars in an Irmo neighborhood on March 31.