WATCH: Fireflies Smash GreenJackets 14-2

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Fireflies) — The Fireflies bats exploded for a season-high 14 runs and launched a single-game best four home runs to take care of the GreenJackets on Tuesday night, 14-2. The first five hitters in the lineup combined for ten hits – including Kevin Kaczmarksi’s 3-for-5 night at the plate. The right fielder blasted his first dinger of the season and…

Brewers Edge Braves In Series Opener

  ATLANTA (AP) — Scooter Gennett‘s tiebreaking single in the eighth inning lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 2-1 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday night, spoiling Brian Snitker’s home debut as the Braves’ interim manager. With two outs in the eighth, Bud Norris (1-6) walked Jonathan Villar, who stole second base. Gennett then lined a single to right field. Villar scored…

Live at 11 on ABC Columbia

Straight ahead after the Mirror Ball Trophy winner is announced on DWTS: News, Weather, Sports on ABC Columbia

We are live at 11 with late-breaking details on a Columbia Police officer who was injured while investigating a crash on I-126. It’s clearly a serious situation. We’ve called in our Beth Rousseau to report for you from the scene. More on a story we brought to you as breaking news at 6 p.m. The Justice Department announced late today…

Late Senator’s Portrait to be unveiled Wednesday

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Wednesday State Lawmakers will formally unveil a portrait to honor the memory of Senator Clementa C. Pinckney. Pinckney was among nine Charleston church members killed at Emanuel AME Church, last June, in a shooting. A ceremony will begin at 4:00 p.m. on May 25th inside the Senate Chamber. Access to the Chamber will be limited by invitation…

Halfway To History! Bradley Ups Streak To 28

Jackie Bradley Jr. didn’t waste any time Tuesday night getting halfway to one of the most iconic number in sports.  The Gamecock great cracked the first pitch of the 2nd inning in Boston’s home game against Colorado for a double off the Green Monster, extending his hitting streak to 28 straight games. Bradley is now halfway to Joe DiMaggio’s Major…

Watch: CPD Officer Seriously Injured in Crash

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– A spokesperson for the Columbia Police Department says an officer was involved in a collision on I-126 at the Broad River Bridge. Police say Officer Pete Conklin was seriously injured and transported to a nearby hospital where he is recovering in the ICU following surgery. According to the South Carolina Highway Patrol the Officer Conklin was investigating…

First Tropical Storm?

Yes it’s early, but we could see a tropical storm develop off our coast by this weekend. The National Hurricane Center puts about a 30% chance of a storm forming sometime between Friday and Sunday. If it does form, it’s not likely that it will be a very powerful storm. But it could drop enough rain to dampen your weekend…

Watch: Employing the Capital City

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — The hunt is on, as recent grads and students on summer break vie for part and full time employment On Tuesday the Columbia Police Department and Mayor Benjamin were in the community passing out applications for the Urban League’s Summer Work Experience Leadership Program. CPD is one of many entities city wide participating in this program…

CDC Official Says ‘Thousands’ May Have Arrived in US With Zika

Federal health officials today said they believe “thousands” of people may have contracted the Zika virus before returning to the U.S. as they remain concerned that the virus might start to have ongoing transmission in the U.S. Speaking at a panel at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director at the Centers for Disease…