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Calhoun County officials searching for missing man last seen on Halloween
Jeremy Ballew is a white man who is 6-foot-tall and 200 pounds, deputies said.
Published November 13, 2019 at 11:28 AM
Elton John to return to Columbia for final leg of farewell tour
The final dates of Elton John’s farewell tour have been announced -- and Columbia made the list.
Published November 13, 2019 at 10:36 AM
UofSC suspends Lambda Chi fraternity after hazing investigation
Starting Nov. 11, Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity has been suspended from UofSC’s campus until at least August 2023.
Published November 11, 2019 at 5:23 PM
New light show at SC State Fairgrounds to celebrate the holiday season
Carolina Lights will allow families to drive through the displays in the comfort of their warm cars.
Published November 11, 2019 at 3:27 PM
Sumter High School student charged, accused of lying about school threat
A 16-year-old student fabricated a story about a classmate having a gun and threatening to shoot up the school, police said.
Published November 4, 2019 at 6:23 PM
Sixth arrest made in murder of Kershaw County man dumped on roadside
The body of Cletis Edward Baker, also known as Eddie Baker, was discovered Sept. 19 by a woman going home from work.
Published November 4, 2019 at 3:38 PM
Sumter police looking for teen in connection to family member’s shooting
Police describe Dywain McKenzie as 5 foot 11 inches tall and about 170 pounds with black hair with the top dyed and brown eyes.
Published November 2, 2019 at 2:34 PM
2 men charged in deadly Orangeburg shooting
Police say the two men shot a 34-year-old man after a woman tried to coax the victim into a car.
Published November 1, 2019 at 7:01 PM
Man killed by bulldozer at off-roading complex in Lexington County
The complex has miles of trails for people to use their bikes, ATVs, 4x4s and other vehicles.
Published October 31, 2019 at 11:30 PM
Beware of phone scammers pretending to be with Dominion Energy
Deputies want the public to be on alert for phone calls that appear to come from Dominion Energy, but demand money in the form of gift cards.
Published October 28, 2019 at 2:01 PM
President Donald Trump visits Columbia to speak at criminal justice forum
During his visit, the president received the Bipartisan Justice Award for his efforts to pass the First Step Act in 2018.
Published October 25, 2019 at 10:52 PM
Former SC police chief accused of taking money seized during arrest
A former police chief at a small department in Orangeburg County is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from evidence.
Published October 24, 2019 at 9:21 PM
2 Columbia men accused of sexually assaulting girl in Walmart parking lot
It happened in Chester on Sunday, just before midnight, according to a police report.
Published October 23, 2019 at 4:48 PM
Body of missing 5-year-old Nevaeh Adams found in SC landfill months after her mother’s murder
Investigators have been searching one landfill for Nevaeh’s body off and on for months.
Published October 22, 2019 at 10:25 PM
SC senators amend ‘fetal heartbeat’ bill to remove exceptions for rape, incest
The bill would ban abortions so long as a heartbeat can be detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into the pregnancy.
Emily Scarlett and
Published October 22, 2019 at 7:23 PM
President Trump to come to Columbia to speak at HBCU forum on criminal justice reform
The forum, organized by the college’s 20/20 Bipartisan Justice Center, will also feature many Democratic presidential candidates.
Published October 22, 2019 at 4:15 PM
SC man charged in woman’s death after fight at family gathering
Police say the man got involved in a fight between two women and that's when things really went awry.
Published October 17, 2019 at 10:39 AM
SC teen missing for 2 weeks found safe
Kieara Outing was last seen Tuesday, Oct. 1 at the McDonald’s where she works.
Published October 17, 2019 at 10:23 AM
SC man catches massive gator in Santee lake
The reptile weighed more than 1,000 pounds!
Published October 10, 2019 at 4:12 PM
SC mother charged with sex crime against 3-year-old daughter
A mother in Sumter faces serious felony charges for a disturbing accusation of criminal sexual conduct hurting her toddler.
Published October 10, 2019 at 3:14 PM
Formal review of UofSC presidential search launched by accreditors
If the review finds error with the search, the school could be sanctioned or even lose accreditation.
Published October 7, 2019 at 11:15 PM
Sixth grader at Lexington County school charged, facing expulsion over threat
A fight broke out near school dismissal time on Friday at Pelion Middle School, school officials said.
Published October 7, 2019 at 1:34 PM
Missing 79-year-old man found safe in Sumter County
He was checked out by EMS and given an escort home.
Published October 6, 2019 at 10:17 PM
Officials: Lexington County firefighter died in collision while responding to medical call
Officials said the firefighter died Friday afternoon.
Published October 4, 2019 at 7:05 PM
Suspect in Newberry hostage situation previously spent 20 years in prison
The situation started around 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Vocational Rehabilitation Center on Evans Street near Wilson Road.
Published October 2, 2019 at 5:08 PM
Parents in Orangeburg County report bus driver strike
WIS has reached out to the district’s superintendent for more information.
Published September 30, 2019 at 11:24 PM
Man shot, killed in shootout with Lexington Co. deputies identified
A Gaston man has died after Lexington County deputies shot him during a shootout at a home early Friday morning.
Kiana Miller and
Published September 27, 2019 at 6:03 PM
Police re-launch massive search of landfill to find body of 5-year-old Nevaeh Adams
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has experts in landfill searches who identified the area that is most likely to have Nevaeh’s body or other evidence related to her murder.
Published September 23, 2019 at 9:24 PM
UofSC leaders call for support of Hilinski’s Hope after controversial headline by The State newspaper
Quarterback Ryan Hilinski struggled in week 3 against Missouri and the paper ran the headline: “Hilinski Hope Sinks.”
Published September 22, 2019 at 7:24 PM
Man charged with felony BUI in deadly Lake Murray boat crash
A relaxing day on the lake turned into a nightmare for one Chapin family when a boater who police say was under the influence ran into their pontoon boat.
Published September 22, 2019 at 6:16 PM
11-year-old girl starved, video-taped, forced to sleep on urine-soaked mattress, Brown County prosecutor says
Business owners wary of I-526 project expected to displace residents in N. Charleston
Folly Beach considering revamp to old water system
DHEC: Lowcountry cat potentially exposes 3 people to rabies
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CofC falls at home to Oklahoma State, 73-54