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Severe Storms Move Through Midlands

Columbia, S.C. (AP)--Strong, rapidly developing thunderstorms have left tens of thousands of people without power in Columbia. The storms began developing around 1:30 p.m. Friday, bringing wind gusts of up to 60 mph, hail and frequent lightning to Richland and… continue reading ›

Cast Your Vote for WOLO

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) - It's that time of year again. Time for you to vote for all your local favorites in the reader-nominated Free Times' Best of Columbia. Join us each weeknight for ABC Columbia News at… continue reading ›

Gov. Haley Endorses Marco Rubio

Chapin, S.C. (ABC News)--Gov. Nikki Haley threw her support behind presidential candidate Marco Rubio Wednesday ahead of the GOP primary this weekend. "I wanted somebody with fight. I wanted somebody with passion. I wanted somebody that had conviction to do… continue reading ›

WATCH: Inmates make music behind bars

BISHOPVILLE, S.C. (WOLO) - Inmates at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville are collaborating with an NYC-based chamber ensemble to compose original songs. This week, Decoda is collaborating with about 40 inmates from… continue reading ›

Man Wanted in Citgo Shooting

SUMTER, S.C. (WOLO) -- Sumter Police are looking for a man following a shooting in a gas station parking lot. 22-year-old Trey Lorenzo Moore is wanted for attempted murder after a couple in a vehicle were approached and robbed at… continue reading ›

Update: Arrest made in shooting death of Woman

RICHLAND COUNTY, S. C. (WOLO) -- Richland County Deputies say they have made an arrest in connection with a shooting death Friday. Deputies say a woman's body was found Friday in the ten-thousand block of Farrow Road in Blythewood. According… continue reading ›

Body Found-Charleston County

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) _ Deputies in Charleston County are investigating the death of a man found dead in a house on Johns Island last week as a homicide. News outlets report the Charleston County Coroner's Office on Monday identified… continue reading ›

Jarvis Klapman Possible Water Rescue

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- Emergency Responders were called out to the Jarvis Klapman Bridge and 12th Street Bridge Monday evening, to conduct a water search. Crews blocked traffic as they conducted a search for a possible jumper. Further details are… continue reading ›

Former Columbia City Councilman Resigns

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- A former Columbia City Councilman who was released on bond in early January for failing to file tax returns will no longer oversee Richland County's penny tax funds. Attorneys for Brian DeQuincey Newman said he will resign as Chairman… continue reading ›

A Body Found in Johns Island, SC

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Charleston County sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a man found in a house on Johns Island. Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson says deputies were called to a house about 8:30 a.m. Friday and found the… continue reading ›

One Dead in Colleton County Mobile Home Fire

SMOAKS, S.C. (AP) _Authorities are investigating after a man was killed in a fire in a mobile home in Colleton County . Fire and Rescue Director Barry McRoy tells local media outlets that firefighters responded in the community of Smoaks… continue reading ›

Richland County Holds Flood Meetings

Richland County, S.C. (News Release) -- Residents affected by the historic October 2015 floods are invited to offer input that will help Richland County plan for future natural disasters. The Community Input and Recovery Project is a series of six meetings… continue reading ›

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