Author: Angela Rogers

No mail delivered to former ABC and Mallard residents in over a month, confusion on how to get it

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)– Residents of Allen Benedict Court have not been getting their mail delivered since being relocated and now residents at Mallard Apartments are facing the same confusion. Former residents of Allen Benedict Court are frustrated with the lack of organization when it comes to getting anything, whether it documents, donations, or even their mail.   “There was a…

Hundreds witnessed Gervais Street shooting, police say no one is sharing information

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)– A 21-year-old is dead after going to a party, now, police are asking for those present to step up and come forward with more details to help them find out why. “It’s very frustrating,” Skip Holbrook said, Police Chief of the Columbia Police department.  Police Chief Skip Holbrook says this case is difficult because with nearly 400…

Donations distributed to Allen Benedict Court residents

  Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Former Allen Benedict Court residents got to stock up on items they have been struggling to get since being removed from their homes a month ago. Friday, the Columbia Housing Authority hosted a giveaway so that all the donations they have received so far could be distributed.  Not only were they able to get basic necessities,…

Harvest Hope is one of many groups helping Richland County assist Allen Benedict Residents

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)–  Harvest Hope is known for stepping up whenever there is a crisis and between Hurricane Florence, furloughed federal employees and now the Allen Benedict Court crisis, Harvest Hope is running low for this time of year. Richland County pledged $150,000 dollars to help those affected by the Allen Benedict Court crisis. Harvest Hope says they plan on helping…

Bank robbery suspect still on the run, one suspect in custody after being shot by officers

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)–  A suspect shot and one suspect is still on the loose. Multiple local and state agencies blocked off Forest Drive most of the day, looking for a suspect wanted in connection to the South Carolina Federal Credit Union armed robbery. Around 10 this morning police say a man and woman entered South Carolina Federal Credit Union and demanded…

Wrongful Death and a third lawsuit filed against the Columbia Housing Authority

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)– The Columbia Housing Authority faces two new lawsuits. One of them being a wrongful death claim on behalf of the estate of Derrick Roper, the 30-year-old who died in his Allen Benedict Court apartment last month. In Allen Benedict Court Apartment building J is where Roper and Calvin Witherspoon, Jr. died because of carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Richland…