Author: Rob Dew

Police investigating after video shows officer punch man

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– The Columbia Police Department is responding after video surfaced on social media. The cell phone footage shows a person being arrested by a CPD officer. In the video the officer appears to punch the suspect several times in the head. A spokesperson for the department says the incident is under investigation. “We have reviewed the citizen video…

Mark Sanford enters 2020 presidential race

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO) — Former SC Governor and US Representative Mark Sanford announced via Twitter Sunday that he will challenge President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in the 2020 presidential election. In his tweet, Sanford writes, “I am compelled to enter the Presidential Primary as a Republican for several reasons – the most important of which is to further…

School, business closings ahead of Hurricane Dorian

(NOAA/RAMMB/AFP/Getty Images) The Babcock Center (Richland and Lexington) closed beginning Tuesday, September 3rd until further notice Bamberg School District Two – Early dismissal at 1 pm Wednesday, closed Thursday. Beaufort County Offices- Closed Beaufort County Schools- Closed Tuesday until further notice. Ben Lippen School, Closed Sept 5th Benedict College commencement moved to Sept. 19th Berkeley County Offices- Closed Berkeley County…

Night club shooting victim identified

Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–Richland Co. Coroner Gary Watts identified the victim of a Monday morning shooting. Watts says Devon Roney,24, was shot and killed some point between 1:50 a.m. and 2:15 a.m. Richland Co. Deputies say the shooting happened at Club Phoenix on Farrow Rd. Investigators say they are still searching for a suspect. If you have any information on this…

Lane reversals underway on I-77 and I-26

Courtesy: SCDPS Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–  Lane reversals are underway on I-77 and I-26 as evacuations begin ahead of Hurricane Dorian. The Department of Public Safety has not given a timetable for how long the lanes will be reversed. According to DPS Director Leroy Smith there are 2,785 law enforcement personnel and SC National Guard members supporting traffic operations. **TRAFFIC ALERT…

President Trump grants federal disaster aid for SC

(ABC News) Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)–Governor Henry McMaster says President Donald Trump has granted the state’s request for federal disaster aid ahead of Hurricane Dorian. According to FEMA, emergency declarations supplement State and local or Indian tribal government efforts in providing emergency services, such as the protection of lives, property, public health, and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat…

State agencies preparing for Dorian

Courtesy:SCEMD Columbia, S.C. (WOLO)– Sunday morning the South Carolina Emergency Management division tweeted “The South Carolina Emergency Operations Center is now at Operational Condition One: Full Alert. All state emergency response team agencies are activated to prepare for any potential effects from Hurricane #Dorian.” Operational Conditions One means, according to the SCEMD web site, a disaster or emergency is imminent…