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2, including 14-year-old, charged in numerous car break-ins in Sumter County; 1 wanted

SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) - One person has been arrested and the Sumter County Sheriff's Office is looking for a second one for reportedly breaking into numerous vehicles recently.

WIS-TV - 2018-12-14 02:42:00

Former Sumter lieutenant files lawsuit, claims employment ended after discrimination

SUMTER, SC (WIS) - A former Sumter lieutenant’s lawsuit claim will go to federal trial after she lost her job several years ago. Melissa Addison lost her job at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office in 2016. She then filed a lawsuit against the Sheriff’s Office, claiming her employment involuntarily en

WIS-TV - 2018-12-13 16:56:00

20 cars broken into around Sumter County, two arrested, more sought

Sumter County, SC (WLTX) - A string of car break-ins in the Sumter County area resulted in the arrest of one juvenile and one adult, but deputies say they are still looking for more suspects.

WLTX.COM - 2018-12-13 22:38:00

Flash Flood and Severe Weather Risk in Eastern South Carolina Friday

Yet another strong storm system is approaching the Palmetto State. On a weekend, of course. But this one will bring all rain. And a lot of it. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the Pee Dee region of South Carolina through Saturday afternoon, where two to four inches of rain is expected in this

WJCT.ORG - 2018-12-14 08:07:53

Sumter Police looking for one of four people involved in convenience store robbery

SUMTER , SC (WIS) - Sumter Police are looking for one of four people involved in the armed robbery of a convenience store last month. The man and three others, one of whom joined him at the counter, were captured on surveillance video as they robbed the Speedway at 101 Broad St., at about 9 p.m. Nov

WIS-TV - 2018-12-12 19:07:00

Sumter County deputies find stolen SUV with gifts inside

SUMTER, SC (WIS) - Sumter County deputies have found a missing SUV with gifts inside. They say it was stolen Monday night from the owner’s yard on Highway 15 South. Deputies say the family’s Christmas gifts were in the back of the vehicle at the time of the incident. There is no word yet on where th

WIS-TV - 2018-12-12 15:04:00

Deputy describes chase and shootout with suspect on Interstate 75

A Sumter County sheriff’s captain said deputies did everything possible Thursday morning to try to avoid the outcome of a high-speed chase on southbound Interstate 75 that left a murder suspect dead.

VILLAGES-NEWS.COM - 2018-12-13 17:14:21

Heavy rains close some streets along South Carolina coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Heavy rains have closed some streets near the South Carolina coast. The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for Charleston through midday Friday because of the heavy rains, causing problems given the city's usual drainage problems.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-12-14 15:33:22

Get in the spirit of the season with events in, near Sumter

The holiday season has begun, and here are a few events within a short drive of Sumter. To have your event included, please send your information to pressrelease@theitem.com. While you are out viewing the holiday lights, don't forget to add the Swan Lake Fantasy of Lights to your list. Open nightly

ITEM - 2018-12-13 11:00:00

Family, friends and the Sumter Police Dept. searching for who killed Chester 'Rock' Stavis

The dreams of finding her brother Chester ‘Rock’ Stavis dead in a shallow waterway in Sumter, still haunts Katana Thomas “We can’t sleep at night, missing meals, it really hurts. it seems so unreal. I have flashbacks, just to see to really see him face down in the water. just there like he’s nothing

WACH.COM - 2018-12-11 22:23:31

South Carolina Pastor Under Fire for Giving Wife $200K Lamborghini as Anniversary Present

A South Carolina pastor has responded to the backlash he’s faced after presenting his wife with a $200,000 Lamborghini as a gift for their eight-year wedding anniversary. John Gray, leader of Relentless Church in Greenville, caught the internet’s attention this week when a viral video showed him giv

PEOPLE - 2018-12-13 23:03:00

Two, including 14-year-old, charged in string of Sumter vehicle break-ins, third suspect at large

Local authorities have charged two people and are searching for a third suspect as officers investigate a series of vehicle break-ins in the city and county. Currently charged are a 14-year-old male and 28-year-old Jessica Harris, who also goes by the last name Pendergrass, of Plowden Mill Road in S

ITEM - 2018-12-14 00:44:00

Arrested teen implicates 2 adults in car break-ins

SUMTER, S.C. (WACH) — The Sumter County Sheriff's Office and Sumter Police Department have arrested two suspects and continue to search for a third after numerous vehicle break-ins in the area.

WACH.COM - 2018-12-13 18:35:34

$5,000 reward offered in case of murdered Sumter man found in stream

Sumter, SC (WLTX) — A reward of up to $5,000 is now being offered for for information that can help police make an arrest and. bring some solace to the family and friends of Chester “Rock” Stavis.

WLTX.COM - 2018-12-10 18:14:00

Help someone in need in Sumter this holiday season

Lend someone a helping hand this holiday season. The following are just a few of the needs in our community. If your nonprofit organization would like to be included on this list, email needs to pressrelease@theitem.com.

ITEM - 2018-12-12 11:00:00

MONDAY'S PREP ROUNDUP: Mullins boys surge late past Marion

MULLINS, S.C. — Mullins’ Jordan Brantley scored a game-high 17 points during a 54-50 win Monday against Marion in boys' basketball. The Auctioneers outscored Marion 24-13 in the fourth quarter.

SCNOW - 2018-12-11 17:00:00

$5,000 cash reward offered for information in shooting death of Sumter man

SUMTER, SC (WIS) - Sumter Police are now offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that can help them make an arrest in connection to the shooting death of Chester “Rock” Stavis.

WIS-TV - 2018-12-10 21:17:00

Wilder Elementary School classes thank Sumter's firefighters

After a successful fire prevention month in October, Sumter Fire Department has started sharing posters created by local students on its Facebook page. This poster was created by first-grade students at Wilder Elementary School in Mrs. McLeod's, Mrs. Peckham's and Ms. Vannatter's classes. "Classes a

ITEM - 2018-12-11 11:00:00

News 19 Teacher of the Week: Patty Hansen

Sumter, SC (WLTX) - For more than a decade, Patty Hansen has been inspiring young readers across the Carolinas. “Mrs. Hansen is just one of those people that sticks with you,” said Madison Moore. “We all treat each other like family in the classroom.”

WLTX.COM - 2018-12-11 17:44:00

Deputies: Inmate found unconscious in Sumter Co. jail dies

SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WACH) — An inmate who was found unconscious at the Sumter County detention center has died, according to deputies. In a Saturday afternoon release, Sumter County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Ken Bell said the inmate was found unresponsive at the county detention center Thursday

WACH.COM - 2018-12-08 12:20:11