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SC plans to widen I-20 west of Columbia to 3 lanes

LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina road officials say Interstate 20 west of Columbia will be the next South Carolina interstate expanded to three lanes in each direction. Read more »

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SC Rescue Dog In Puppy Bowl

A rescue dog from the midlands is making his way to the Puppy Bowl. Read More »

Monday Is Groundhog Day

Punxsutawney, PA (WOLO)-Monday is *Groundhog Day*. Punxsutawney Phil will signal an early end to winter if he does not see his shadow. Read More »

Former Gamecock, Seahawk Arrested

While his former team is preparing for the Super Bowl, former Gamecock and Seattle Seahawk Lance Laury is preparing a defense. Read More »

SC allows Uber ride-sharing service to continue through June

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina is allowing Uber to offer its ride-sharing service to continue at least until summer. Read More »

Suspect wanted in local crimes spree

The search is on Friday morning for a man who's considered armed and dangerous. Read More »

Good Morning Columbia's Super Bowl recipes

We're two days away from the Super Bowl, and what would be big game be without snacks. Read More »

Students Help Support Classmate With Cancer

Columbia , S.C. (WOLO) -- Students in Lexington County are rallying together to help their classmate battling cancer. Read More »

GOP legislators to introduce medical marijuana bills

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican legislators in conservative South Carolina expect to introduce bills next month allowing marijuana to be grown and prescribed for certain illnesses. Read More »

Expanding Investigations Into Human Trafficking

Columbia, SC (WOLO)-A legislative panel approved a measure that would expand the powers of the South Carolina Grand Jury* to include investigations into human trafficking. Read More »

Guilty Plea in Death of Man Found Under SC Home's Rubble

SENECA, S.C. (AP) _ Authorities say a man has pleaded guilty in the beating death of a 61-year-old man found dead under the rubble of his burned Westminster home. Read More »

Former Lt. Gov. McGill takes new job in Office on Aging

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former South Carolina Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill has a new job as director of the state's Office on Aging. Read More »

Panel OKs bill to add human trafficking to SC grand jury

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A legislative panel has approved a measure that would expand the powers of the South Carolina grand jury to include investigations into human trafficking. Read More »

Haley creates committee to study domestic violence

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley is creating another task force charged with finding a way to stem South Carolina's generational cycles of domestic abuse. Read More »

SC deputies: Camden man's shooting death a homicide

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — The death of a 65-year-old Camden man whose body was found in a wrecked vehicle has been ruled a homicide. Read More »

West Columbia police hosting self-defense class for women

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The West Columbia Police Department is offering women the chance to learn more about how to defend themselves. Read More »

Princeton professor guest speaker at USC on leadership

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former U.S. State Department official and current Princeton University professor is speaking at a University of South Carolina event on leadership. Read More »

State Museum event marks anniversary of burning of Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The 150th anniversary of the burning of Columbia is being marked by a special program at the State Museum and the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room. Read More »

Haley says her proposal represents 1st step in roadwork

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley says her proposal that eventually provides $394 million yearly for road and bridge work represents an initial step for funding infrastructure. Read More »

More Arrests Made In Criminal Sexual Conduct Case

Columbia , S.C. (WOLO) -- This morning Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrests of four additional suspects he says were shopping young girls on-line. "These five monsters need to be brought... Read More »

Death Ruled Homicide In Sumter County

Sumter County, SC (WOLO)-The death of a man found in a car in Sumter county has been ruled a homicide. Authorities discovered the body 65-year-old Johnny Singleton Tuesday while responding to a motor vehicle accident. on highway 521 near Rembert. Read More »

Sheriff: These Men Are Monsters

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says a former reserve deputy charged in October with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, trafficked his victims to other men on-line. Read More »

Sheriff: Reserve deputy sexually assaulted girls

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says a reserve deputy sexually assaulted three girls and involved his own 18-year-old son in at least one of the acts. Read More »

Sumter County officials investigate suspicious death

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) — Sumter County sheriff's deputies are investigating a suspicious death after authorities found a man dead inside a wrecked vehicle. Read More »

Gov. Haley's panel studies military's impact on SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley's advisory panel on military affairs says the military community has a $19 billion annual economic impact on South Carolina. Read More »

Police make second arrest in Colony Apt shooting

Police have made a second arrest in a shooting at an apartment complex in Columbia. Read More »

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