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Victim in West Columbia murder identified

(Image: West Columbia Police Department logo) West Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– The Lexington Co. Coroner’s Office has released the identity of a man found murdered Sunday afternoon. The coroner’s office says 62 year old Michael Crolley died from multiple blunt force trauma injuries. Investigators with the West Columbia Police Department say he was found at 5pm Sunday on the 2600 block…

Newberry Co. Deputy passes away following cancer battle

Source: Newberry Co. Sheriff’s Office Newberry Co., S.C. (WOLO)– Tuesday the Newberry Co. Sheriff’s Office announced the passing of Deputy Kay Ammons. Deputy Ammons worked in the Newberry Co. Detention Center for more than 15 years. Officials say she worked through much of her battle with cancer even during chemo and radiation treatments. A post on the sheriff’s office Facebook…

Richland Co. Deputies search for suspect in shooting

Courtesy:RCSD Richland Co., S.C. (WOLO)–Richland Co. deputies released surveillance images of a man wanted in connection with a June 29th shooting. Investigators say they responded to the BP station on Parklane Rd. where a man was found a man with a gunshot wound in his car in the parking lot. Deputies say earlier in the day the victim picked up…

Coroner identifies victim in Jet Ski accident

abc columbia image- video file Newberry Co., S.C. (WOLO)– The Newberry County Coroner’s Office and the Department of Natural Resources are investigating a fatal jet ski accident. Official say it happened around 2:30 in the afternoon on July 2nd near Dreher Island on Lake Murray near the Prosperity area of Newberry Co. The coroner has identified the victim as 35…

CPD investigating overnight shooting at Vista bar

Image: CPD Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– A spokesperson for the Columbia Police Department says officers responded to Social Bar and Grill on Gervais St. around 1am Tuesday after a reported shooting. Investigators say a 21 year old man was shot in the arm and is injuries are not life threatening. Police say they are working to obtain surveillance video from the…

Crews respond to another fire at former furniture plant

Courtesy: Sumter Police Dept. Sumter, S.C. (WOLO)–According to a spokesperson for the Sumter Police Department, fire crews responded to the the former site of the VB Williams furniture plant. No injuries were reported and the cause remains under investigation. The same plant was the scene of a massive fire in October of 2020.   Categories: Local News, News, Sumter

Contract employee arrested at DJJ facility

(Courtesy: SCDJJ) Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Officials with the Department of Juvenile Justice say a non-DJJ contract employee had a gun in his personal belongings at a Midlands Evaluation Center on Shivers Rd. DJJ Executive Director Eden Hendrick says the contractor was terminated and arrested for bringing contraband into a DJJ facility. Hendrick said in a statement released to ABC Columbia…

Deputies arrest man in elaborate fuel theft scheme

Source: Newberry Co. Sheriff’s Office Newberry Co., S.C. (WOLO)–The Newberry Co. Sheriff’s Office says deputies were looking into a large diesel fuel theft at a truck stop when they caught the alleged thief red-handed. Investigators say several hundred gallons of diesel fuel was stolen from the Pilot Truck Plaza on SC Hwy. 773 at I-26. As deputies were reviewing surveillance…

Calhoun Co. man charged with disturbing 9 church services

Source: Calhoun Co. Sheriff’s Office Calhoun Co., S.C. (WOLO)–Deputies with the Calhoun Co. Sheriff’s Office say a man entered several churches in the Sandy Run and Sandy plains area the morning of Sunday, June 12th and disturbed the services. Investigators say Stuart Ashmore is charged with nine counts of disturbing a worship service. Sheriff Thomas Summers says no threats were…