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Plane crashes into home in Rosewood neighborhood
Multiple emergency crews are on the scene.
Published January 13, 2021 at 10:27 PM
South Carolina AG releases 2020 Human Trafficking annual report
Monday is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
Published January 11, 2021 at 10:08 AM
SC lawmakers pre-file bill looking to ban mandatory vaccinations
The bill states the reason for this change would be to protect the rights of citizens and “prohibit discrimination.”
Published January 4, 2021 at 3:56 PM
3 congressmen from SC to object to Electoral College certification
Rep. Joe Wilson and two others now say they will challenge the Electoral College certification.
Published December 31, 2020 at 10:40 PM
Man in custody for Columbia shooting charged in Cayce double homicide
Israel Porter remains in the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center where he’s being held without bond.
Published December 30, 2020 at 12:38 PM
Driver charged with DUI after hitting Lexington PD vehicle
The crash happened on East Main Street (US 1) near Swartz Road, police said.
Published December 30, 2020 at 12:20 PM
Mother, children forced to jump from 3rd-floor window during Irmo apartment fire
The fire started around 1 p.m. Wednesday at the River Oaks Apartments in the 5300 block of Bush River Road.
Published December 23, 2020 at 9:29 PM
Driver with gunshot wound crashes into Columbia building before dying, deputies say
The victim's death has been ruled a homicide, investigators said.
Published December 23, 2020 at 4:17 PM
Richland Co. councilwoman indicted on 24 corruption charges
A state grand jury handed down the indictment Thursday against Councilwoman Dalhi Myers.
Published December 18, 2020 at 6:23 PM
VACCINE FAQ: Can your boss require you to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
WIS looked at the laws behind employers requiring employees to take a vaccine.
Published December 14, 2020 at 9:39 PM
‘Drug empire’ was run by gang leaders inside SC prisons, federal indictment alleges
A federal grand jury has indicted 40 people in what officials are calling the “largest federal racketeering conspiracy in South Carolina history.”
Published December 10, 2020 at 10:30 PM
Bond denied for man accused of murdering 72-year-old woman during argument about feral cats
Sean Malahy, 49, of Lexington, now faces a murder charge.
Published December 5, 2020 at 12:06 AM
Former Sumter officer charged with giving alcohol to minors
A SLED investigation led to the former officer's arrest.
Published December 4, 2020 at 11:47 AM
Lawsuits claim UofSC discriminated against women on staff complaining of sexual harassment
The lawsuits claim the university did not take action and instead discriminated against them.
Published December 1, 2020 at 7:27 PM
A.C. Flora student dies in crash Thanksgiving weekend
Lonnie John Bailey Pratt, known as Bailey, died early Sunday morning.
Published November 30, 2020 at 5:16 PM
Lexington Co. sergeant who served public for decades dies unexpectedly
Sgt. Cathy Etheredge, 60, had served with LCSD since 2003, but her law enforcement career spanned four decades and several agencies.
Published November 27, 2020 at 1:19 PM
2 men charged with shooting woman in head during robbery
Xavier Golson, 23, and Jose Haygood, 25, were arrested and charged in the shooting.
Published November 20, 2020 at 5:42 PM
Suspect in 21 armed robberies arrested in Lexington
Sheriff Lott says the armed robberies happened in just one month in both Richland and Lexington counties.
Published November 18, 2020 at 6:03 PM
Missing Columbia woman with medical condition found safe
Ashley Lane Till, 49, last spoke with her family Saturday, Nov. 7, police said.
Published November 13, 2020 at 10:43 PM
RCSD solves 5-year cold case of missing Fort Jackson soldier
The case does have a sad ending, but the sheriff said he wanted to give the soldier's family some closure.
Published November 13, 2020 at 1:05 PM
Group pays off mortgage for family of fallen Sumter Co. deputy
The foundation held a ribbon-cutting ceremony this afternoon outside of the Gillette family’s home.
Published November 11, 2020 at 4:42 PM
18-year-old soldier killed during training at Fort Jackson identified
After the soldier's death, Fort Jackson command ordered a 36-hour training stand down.
Published November 9, 2020 at 4:53 PM
Sen. Graham vows to follow-up on affidavit from Penn. postal worker alleging election fraud
Graham says he will look into the allegations in the affidavit, but they have not been substantiated at this time.
Published November 7, 2020 at 6:09 PM
Deputies search for suspect connected with 8 robberies in 9 days
In each case, a man has kept a hand in his pocket to make people think he’s armed.
Published October 27, 2020 at 11:14 PM
Missing SC man last seen in Lexington found safe
Tuesday afternoon, he was found and is safe.
Published October 27, 2020 at 12:22 PM
RCSD: 4 arrested for helping inmate carry out ‘hits’ from prison
Deputies say the inmate got people on the outside to shoot up his ex-girlfriend’s home in Columbia.
Published October 23, 2020 at 4:27 PM
Man accused of killing partner, dumping body at abandoned I-20 rest area
The victim's car was found at the suspect's Columbia home with traces of blood in it, investigators said.
Published October 23, 2020 at 1:36 PM
Newborn safely surrendered at Orangeburg hospital under Daniel’s Law
Daniel’s Law is named for a baby who survived being buried in a landfill soon after his birth.
Published October 22, 2020 at 7:03 PM
Missing Sumter man last seen Friday found safe
His family says he did not show up for work Monday morning, which is not like him.
Published October 19, 2020 at 5:51 PM
UofSC student laid to rest in North Carolina ceremony
Sam Laundon, 19, of Cary, North Carolina, died Saturday, Oct. 10.
Published October 18, 2020 at 4:16 PM
Mega Millions jackpot nears $1 billion ahead of Friday night’s drawing
‘This is unconscionable’: National Guardsmen relocated from Capitol to parking garage
WMBF News Staff
36-year-old Lexington mother of 10 children dies from COVID-19
Taste of Folly kicks off with changes, safeguards against COVID-19
Investigators identify victims of 1976 cold case out of Sumter County