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Deputies: Winnsboro man charged with attempted murder after shooting into crowd and injuring one

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting incident on Wednesday at the Birch Street area in Winnsboro. Steve A. Wright, 54, was charged with attempted murder and possession of a deadly weapon during a violent crime.


SCHP: Woman arrested for leaving scene of hit-and-run in Lexington Co. earlier this week

LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a woman has been arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident after striking a pedestrian on Platt Spings Road earlier this week.


Attempted murder suspect arrested after barricading himself in home

WINNSBORO, SC (WIS) - A 54-year-old man has been taken into custody after shooting a person and shutting himself in a Winnsboro home. Deputies from the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office arrived in the Birch Street to find a person who suffered a wound to the neck. Witnesses told officials that Steve


HVAC heists on the rise at churches

WINNSBORO – Thefts of HVAC units from area churches are on the rise, according to Major Brad Douglas of the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office. Many of these thefts have occurred at churches in rural areas of the county. The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is supplementing patrol shifts to increase


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.


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


Officials announce addition of 100 jobs at electronics plant in Winnsboro

WINNSBORO, SC (WIS) - Element Electronics has added 100 new jobs at its Winnsboro facility, officials announced on Friday. The announcement comes about eight months after the company cut 126 jobs at the facility.


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


SC lottery officials urge residents to check tickets

Just one week remains before the lucky holder of a Powerball ticket worth $150,000 becomes very unlucky indeed. Officials say the unclaimed ticket for the Oct. 27 drawing was purchased at Sharpe Shoppe #209 in Blythewood. It must be claimed no later than Thursday, April 25.


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


Audit sought of SC economic incentives following Carolina Panthers deal

COLUMBIA — Nine South Carolina senators want to review millions of dollars in economic incentives handed out to businesses in the state following a dispute over proposed tax benefits to lure the Carolina Panthers' headquarters and practice facility to the state.


Newberry man badly burned in workplace incident gets $9.7 million settlement

A Newberry man who suffered horrible burns from his feet to his neck from scalding water in a 2016 workplace incident has been paid $9.75 million to settle his lawsuit against the manufacturer of a hot ash removal system he said lacked basic safety equipment.


Strong storms cause thousands of power outages in South Carolina

Thousands of South Carolina Electric & Gas customers are without power as a strong series of storms moves across the states Friday afternoon. SCE&G reported more than 7,000 outages in Charleston County, more than 3,000 in Dorchester and Colleton counties, more than 2,000 in Orangeburg County and aro


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.


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.


SC corrections officer grabbed inmates throat, agents say

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC) officer is being accused of assaulting an inmate who was restrained. Lashonda Yvette Murphy, 43, has been arrested and charged with assault and battery third degree and misconduct in office.


Investigators hold news conference on death of 10-year-old of RaNiya Wright

COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) — Our coverage partner WIS-TV in Columbia is helping us cover this developing story. Investigators held a news conference Friday in connection to the death of RaNiya Wright.


Nikki Haley returning to South Carolina for work with her foundation

Nikki Haley, President Donald Trump's former United Nations ambassador and South Carolina's former governor, will return to her hometown of Bamberg, South Carolina next week to visit an after-school program.


Ridgeway water tower comes in at $669,258

RIDGEWAY – It came as a surprise to the Ridgeway Town Council earlier this year when they learned that the town’s new water tower would cost a total of $669,258.13 – about $45,000 more than they were expecting.


Update: Richland deputies say Stevena English found safe

RICHLAND, S.C. (WOLO) – Richland County deputies say a previously missing teenager from Elgin has been found safe this morning. Authorities say Stevena English, 13, was last seen leaving her home on April 13 around 2:45 a.m.