ABC Team

Harvard Grad Overcomes Drug Addiction, Homelessness

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts (KTRK) –Norma Heath’s journey to graduation contained a few more road bumps than most people’s. Not long ago, Heath hit rock bottom. Twelve years old when her family moved to Boston from Honduras, Heath descended into years of darkness when she became involved in substance abuse and prostitution. But two years ago, Heath showed up at a women’s…

More Travelers Expected to Visit S.C. This Memorial Day

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- According to AAA, 565,000 South Carolinians will travel at least 50 miles away from home, making this the busiest Memorial Day travel period in our state since 2005. While some residents are leaving the state for the holidays, visitors will be making their way in. South Carolina’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism projects more guests will…

Richland County Sheriff Deputies Review Boat Safety Tips

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -Richland County Sheriff’s Department’s Marine Patrol Unit says speeding is one of the leading causes of boating accidents. Deputy Stephen Perrow says appropriate speeds are circumstantial. Other deadly boating causes include recklessness and inexperienced driving. Perrow says drivers must look out for one another on the water just as they do on the roads. Drinking while boating…

Midlands Woman Celebrates 108th Birthday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- Mayor Benjamin’s staff and Sheriff Leon Lott are among the many visitors that stopped by Donella Brown Wilson’s home on Pendleton Street to wish her a happy birthday. Miss Donella has met many leaders over the years. Though the former teacher no longer likes being photographed, the pictures from her past are worth more than a thousand…

What to Look For When Choosing a Daycare

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)- Experts say being engaging in your child’s daycare is essential to receiving quality child care. Sherrie Dueño with the S.C. Child Resource and Referral Network suggests touring the facility. “As you walk through a child care program, remember: look, listen and ask. What are the things you are seeing? Are you seeing children engaged or are they…

Longtime Watchdog: “The people of South Carolina are tired of the repeated indictments.”

COLUMBIA, S.C.  (WOLO)- Representative Bobby Harrell, Representative Jim Merrill, Senator John Courson and now, Representative Rick Quinn. All of these lawmakers were accused of violating ethics while serving in the statehouse. Quinn is the latest legislator to be named in a statehouse probe conducted by Solicitor David Pascoe. Quinn stands accused on one count of  common law misconduct in office…

Troopers: Myrtle Beach Man Caused Fiery Crash on 1-95

AA Robeson County, N.C. (WPDE) — The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a 68-year-old Myrtle Beach man who was driving a tractor-trailer on I-95 on Tuesday caused a multi-vehicle pileup that killed five people, including himself. The crash happened on I-95 at 8 mile marker, between Rowland and Lumberton, around 12:30 p.m., according to a news release from Highway Patrol preliminary…