Author: Rob Dew

Midlands elementary school adds garden beds thanks to grant

West Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–Spring is here and that means its time to get out in the garden. Friday morning students from Congaree Elementary School got the chance to get their hands dirty. Thanks to a grant from Colonial Life 4th grade teacher Janette Babcock and her students were able establish a community garden by putting in two garden beds and…

Bond denied for Forest Acres bank robbery suspect

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–The man suspected of robbing a Forest Acres bank last month was in bond court Friday afternoon. In a hearing at Alvin S. Glenn detention center, Samuel Neathery, 29,  was denied bond. On February 5th, Forest Acres police say Neathery and Daisy Feliberty robbed South Carolina Federal Credit Union on Forest Dr. at gunpoint. Feliberty was arrested at…

School bus fire in Blythewood

Photo courtesy: Paul Pabst Blythewood, S.C. (WOLO)–  Officials say a school bus caught fire this morning in Blythewood. A spokesperson for Richland Dist. 2 says a group of students from an elementary school were heading to a field trip. Authorities say students, teachers, and chaperones were on the bus when the driver noticed smoke coming from underneath the bus and…

$1.5 Billion jackpot winner describes the moment she found out, updates plans

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–  The attorney representing the $1.5 billion jackpot winner has released more details surrounding the what happened since she realized she won and her plans for the winnings. The winner, a South Carolinian who has chosen to remain anonymous, was visiting Greenville and chose to take the scenic route through Simpsonville. Her attorney says the sign for the…

Man charged with arson in connection with Bamberg fire

Courtesy Bamberg Detention Center Bamberg, S.C. (WOLO)– Investigators say a massive fire that destroyed four buildings in downtown Bamberg was started by a candle. According to an incident report released by SLED, Randy Bloom told investigators he lit a candle which cause other materials to catch fire. Investigators say Bloom admitted he saw the fire spreading and did nothing to…

Authorities believe missing teen may be in Midlands

Courtesy: Center for Missing and Exploited Children Summerville, S.C. (WOLO)–Authorities say a teen missing for almost a year may be in the Midlands. According to the Center for Missing and Exploited Children Alizay’e Harley was last seen in Summerville on March 10th of 2018. Officials believe she may be in Orangeburg or Columbia or possibly the Charlotte area. If you…

Airport HS students raise money for Camp Kemo

W. Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Raising money with a bang. Tuesday afternoon students at Airport High School raised money by charging their classmates and teachers five dollars to hit an SUV with a sledgehammer. The event is part of a fundraiser for Camp Kemo. Students say its a fun way to get out some of the stress of school. Some of…

Firetruck hit by 18 Wheeler

Courtesy: CFD Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Some Columbia firefighters are lucky to be alive after their truck was hit by an 18 wheeler. It happened on I-20 Wednesday morning when the firefighters were responding to another accident. A spokesperson for the fire department tweeted pictures from the accident Wednesday afternoon. Fire officials say the crew on the truck was taken to…