Rob Dew

USC Investigating After Racist Flyers Posted on Campus

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Students at the University of South Carolina say flyers, with racist phrases, were placed in buildings throughout campus. No word on who is responsible for the flyers. Jeff Stenslend, the public relations director for the Department of Communications and Public Relations released the following statement; “University officials are continuing to investigate the racist flyers found in two…

State’s Promoting Civil Rights Tourism

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Southern states are banding together to promote civil rights tourism across the region. Fourteen states including all of the Deep South are joining to promote the U.S. Civil Rights Trail. It’s a tourism website and campaign that will highlight about 130 sites linked to the modern civil rights movement. The joint effort is being unveiled as…

Sheriff Releases New Details in Nightclub Shooting

Richland Co., S.C . (WOLO)–  Sheriff Leon Lott released new details Thursday afternoon in a deadly shooting at the Black Pearl nightclub on Broad River Rd. Investigators say Trevonne Judge and Torance Peoples were found dead at the scene. According to the sheriff, Investigators determined there was an argument between the men who were killed and three other men who…

Mother, Daughter Charged in Death of Disabled Man

Lexington Co., S.C. (WOLO)–  A Gaston woman and her daughter are facing charges in connection with the death of the woman’s disabled son. Deputies with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department say Candie Shearin, 45, and 2Tara Shearin are charged with abuse or neglect resulting in death to a vulnerable adult. Sheriff Jay Koon says emergency crews responded to a home…

Injuries Reported after Bus Hits Sinkhole

Photo Courtesy:@ColumbiaPDSC Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–  There were reports of injuries after a city bus ran into a sinkhole Tuesday morning. Columbia police say it happened around 11:30 on Lucious Rd. The extent of any injuries was not released. The Highway Patrol is investigating.  

Owner of Obama Gas Station Charged with Tax Evasion

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–The owner of one of the Midlands more uniquely named convenience stores is charged with tax evasion. A spokesperson for the State Department of Revenue says Murad Alhanik, owner of the Obama Gas Station on N. Main St. is charged with four counts of tax evasion. Investigators say between 2013 and 2016 Alhanik avoided paying more than $136,000…

House Fire Leads to Five Counts of Attempted Murder

Lexington, Co., S.C. (WOLO)– Lexington County deputies say a Columbia man set a Swansea home on fire with five people inside. Investigators say Joseph Riester entered the home on Jones Wire Rd. with a knife just before midnight Saturday. Deputies say family members told them Riester threatened to kill one of them, and after he left the home they say…

Tractor Trailer Fire Slows Traffic on I-20

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–Traffic was stalled Friday afternoon after a tractor trailer fire. The Columbia Fire Department says the big rig burst into flames on I-20 West near the Broad River Bridge around 4pm. A spokesperson for the fire department says no one was injured.  

Lee Co. Woman Dies in House Fire

Lynchburg, S.C. (WOLO)–Firefighters in Lee County say an early morning house fire claimed the life of an 84 year old woman. A spokesperson for the Lee Co. Fire Dept. says Bertha Edwards, who was wheelchair bound, died in the fire at a home on Tolson Rd. in Lynchburg. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.