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Child seriously injured after tree falls onto home in Sumter

SUMTER, SC (WIS) - A child has been seriously injured after a tree fell onto a home in Sumter County. The tree came down onto a mobile home on Blanche Road. Crews arrived on the scene around 2:45.


Clarendon School District 2 schools releasing early as Sumter, Clarendon, Lee under tornado watch

All Clarendon School District 2 schools will dismiss at 1:15 p.m. Friday as Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties are under a tornado watch. The watch extends Friday until 6 p.m. as severe thunderstorms move through.


Tornado causes damage in Clarendon County

A tornado has touched down on Beaver Drive in the Wyboo area of Manning. Several houses have sustained damage. First responders are reporting no injuries and all residents are accounted for.


Natural Causes — Not Classroom Fight — Led to Death of South Carolina 5th Grader: Prosecutor

On Friday, South Carolina authorities announced that fifth-grader RaNiya Wright died from natural causes caused by a congenital condition, and not the classroom fight she’d had shortly before.


Sumter man wins $125K from scratch-off in Manning

A Sumter lottery winner is really laughing all the way to the bank. He told South Carolina Education Lottery officials that he's been laughing ever since winning $125,000 on a scratch-off bought at Ambe #2 on U.S. 301 North in Manning on Friday.


CDC report reveals STD rates on the rise in South Carolina

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) - The rising number of Sexually Transmitted Diseases are on the rise in South Carolina according to a new study. "We've seen an increase in people coming in to be tested," said Jose Giocamea, AID Upstate Director of Community Relations.


20-year-old indicted in fatal South Carolina boating accident

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) - A 20-year-old man has been charged in the death of Mallory Beach, a 19-year-old killed in a boat crash in the Lowcountry in February. Paul Murdaugh has been indicted on three felony charges by a Beaufort County Grand Jury: boating under the influence causing death and


Two arrested for attempted murder

The Camden Police Department (CPD) arrested two people on attempted murder charges in connection with a shooting incident that took place April 10 near the intersection of Gordon and 18th streets several blocks north of CPD headquarters.


Possible tornadoes damage homes, down trees across South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A severe weather outbreak potentially spawned multiple tornadoes in South Carolina Friday, leading to damaged homes and down trees in many areas. The severe weather was touched off by a powerful storm system moving through the Southeastern U.S. comes through the state.


Details could be released in investigation of South Carolina fifth grade student who died after a fight

(CNN) — The cause of death for a South Carolina fifth-grade student who died after a fight at school last month could finally be revealed. Fourteenth Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone, Colleton County Sheriff R.A. Strickland and Richard Harvey, the county coroner, are expected on Friday to announce the


Severe weather outbreak a possibility Friday in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — We could see severe weather across the Midlands Friday, as a powerful storm system moving through the Southeastern U.S. makes its way to South Carolina. On Thursday, the system brought damaging winds to parts of Louisiana and Mississippi and the lower Mississippi River valley. There


SC prisons officers allowed stabbed inmate to die alone, attorney says video shows

TURBEVILLE, S.C. — Attorney and state lawmaker Justin Bamberg has released video he says shows state corrections officers neglecting to treat an Turbeville Correctional Institution inmate who had been stabbed. Bamberg says their inaction led to the death of Allen Jerome Capers on December 31, 2017.


63 pounds of meth seized in traffic stop along South Carolina interstate

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. — Upstate deputies seized 63 pounds of meth in a traffic stop along a South Carolina interstate last week. The Anderson County Sheriff's Office says its criminal interdiction unit was working a stretch of I-85 last Friday when they stopped a Chevrolet Suburban around 1:20 pm fo


Columbia man receives 7-year prison sentence for burglary of Tony’s Guns in Sumter

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A man charged in the 2016 burglary of Tony’s Guns on Broad Street in Sumter has been sentenced to seven years in federal prison. Cedrick K. Reddick, 26, of Columbia, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to steal firearms from a federal firearms licensee and to being a felon in possessio


Sumter man wanted for allegedly sexually assaulting child

SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Sumter County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Steven Galloway, 25, for allegedly sexually assaulting a male child under the age of 10. According to officials, the incident took place in Dalzell on July 18th, 2018.


Thunderstorms that lashed SC Friday among most significant in 10 years, NWS says

A series of strong thunderstorms toppled trees and cut off power to thousands in South Carolina on Friday after a weather system moved rapidly across the state. Staff with National Weather Service offices in Charleston and Columbia said damage reports were still being received Friday night and that


Sumter lottery winner laughing all the way to the bank

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A Sumter man told South Carolina Education Lottery officials that he's been laughing ever since winning $125,000 on a scratch-off ticket bought on Friday. "It was a better weekend than usual," he chuckled.


Reward offered in Sumter shooting death

SUMTER, S.C. — A reward is being offered for information that can help arrest the person responsible for killing a Columbia man in Sumter. Raphel H. Bostic’s body was found Feb. 16 2019 down an embankment from the railroad tracks at Cook and South streets.


Little Liam is beautiful, gets along with everyone

Little Liam is a housebroken and neutered 2-year-old American shorthair. He is super with other cats, children and even dogs. This beautiful boy is friendly, affectionate, active and playful. Liam would make a perfect new family buddy. The Sumter SPCA is located at 1140 S. Guignard Drive, (803) 773-


'I just want peace for my family' Columbia family looking for answer after loved one's death

COLUMBIA, S.C. — One Columbia family is asking for your help to find answers after their loved one was found dead in Sumter back in February. It's hard to put into words what it's like losing a son, brother, and friend. Officials say Raphel Bostic was found shot and killed in Sumter back in February