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Former Pastor arrested, facing criminal sexual conduct charges

Eduardo Cornejo Lexington, S.C. (WOLO) – Police say Eduardo Elias Cornejo, 34, was charged with criminal sexual conduct after turning himself in on Thursday (4/12).  According to police, a victim came forward on February 22 to report they had been sexually assaulted by Cornejo in January of 2017.  Police say the victim reported to officers that he had met with…

Update: SC Prison Director says Riot that left 7 Inmates dead was over territory, cell phones

  COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina prisons director says the riot that left 7 inmates dead, was over territory, cellphones, contraband and money. SC Department of Corrections Director Bryan Stirling says there were three separate incidents at three different dorms “Not a normal situation” “The folks that are incarcerated are going to continue their criminal ways from behind bars. Which…

SC Governor to Hold Briefing on ‘Mass Casualty’ Incident at Lee Corrections, 7 Inmates Dead

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster will provide an update to the Lee Correctional Institution incident with South Carolina Corrections and SLED officials at 1:30 PM at the SCDC headquarters in Columbia. According to SC Department of Corrections Officials, the incident at Lee Correctional Institution resulted in 17 inmates requiring outside medical attention and 7 inmates were killed. Corrections…

SC Department of Corrections and SLED Responding to Situation at Lee Correctional

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)- The South Carolina Department of Corrections and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are responding to an incident at Lee  Correctional Institution. @SCDCNews and SLED are responding to an ongoing situation at Lee Correctional Institution. — SC Dept. Corrections (@SCDCNews) April 16, 2018   Lee Correctional is a maximum security prison located in Bishopville in Lee County. No other…

U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson Reacts to Syria Strike

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) — U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson released the following statement regarding the U.S. action in Syria. “Tonight, the United States stood with our allies Great Britain and France to take decisive action against a murderous Syrian regime. I am grateful for the leadership of President Donald Trump and Secretary of Defense James Mattis in taking the use of chemical…