Author: Rob Dew

Game time set for Carolina Clemson game

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Game time has been set for the annual grudge match between the Gamecocks and the Tigers. According to the Uof SC athletic department the game will kickoff at noon on Saturday Nov. 30th at Williams-Brice Stadium and will be televised on ESPN. Clemson holds an all time advantage in the series of 70-42-4. Both teams are idle…

12-year olds charged with selling crack

20191115guildhopkins Show Caption Hide Caption 20191115crackbust Show Caption Hide Caption 20191115crackcash Show Caption Hide Caption Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–Columbia police say two 12 year boys and two adults are facing drug charges after a search warrant was conducted at a home on Harper St. on Nov. 8th. Investigators say Nickolas Guild, 38, and Ashley Hopkins, 34, are each charged with trafficking…

Hundreds tested for tuberculosis at Lexington Medical Center Facility

W. Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Lexington Medical Center notified a group of Lexington Oncology Infusion Center patients, staff and visitors who may have been in the same general area as someone who was recently diagnosed with active tuberculosis. According to a hospital spokesperson, those affected may have come in contact with the patient between August 19th and September 30th. In total,…

Fire Marshal’s office offers heating safety tips as temps drop

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–The South Carolina Fire Marshals Office is warning people who use space heaters or kerosene lamps to stay warm. Fire Marshal Jonathan Jones offers the following tips to ensure safety during the cold winter months: • Only use kerosene heaters and space heaters according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Inspect the heater for cracked or broken plugs. If frayed,…

USGS reports earthquake in Cayce

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)- There was a little rumble in the Midlands this morning. According to a tweet sent out by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, the US Geological Survey reported a 2.o magnitude earthquake near the city of Cayce early this morning. This is the third earthquake reported in the Midlands in 2019.   USGS reports a 2.0 magnitude…

15 yr. old girl charged with murder

Derrick Slater Sumter, S.C. (WOLO)–The Sumter Co. Sheriff’s Office says a 15 year old girl is charged with murder in the death of a man whose body was found last weekend. Deputies say Derrick Slater’s body was found last Saturday morning along Scales Rd. An autopsy determined Slater died from multiple gunshot wounds. The 15 year old’s identity was not…

Marines help police nab fleeing suspect

Courtesy:DVIDS Lexington, S.C. (WOLO)–Two Lexington County Marines received special recognition after police say they helped catch a fleeing suspect. On October 30thPfc. Noah Jordan and Pfc. Caleb Montgomery were at the Marine Recruiting Station on Sunset Blvd. when they heard a commotion coming from a nearby Best Buy. That’s when the pair saw a credit card fraud suspect running from…

Overall crime down, murder up in 2018 SLED report

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–The rates for overall violent crimes and property crime in South Carolina fell in 2018 according to a report released Friday by State Law Enforcement Division. However, its not all good news. A SLED spokesperson says the number of murders in 2018 reached a 5-year high with 393 victims, while the number of law enforcement officers assaulted increased…